Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Being Human, Sanctuary, Stargate Universe - Canada's 26th Annual Gemini Awards Nominations

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The 26th Annual Gemini Awards Air on CBC Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at 8 pm ET


Congratulations to all the nominees in Canada's 26th annual Gemini Awards!

Being Human 2012



Best Achievement in Make-Up

Emilie Gauthier, Erik Gosselin

Best Direction in a Dramatic Series - Dog Eat Dog

Paolo Barzman

Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series - The End of the World as We Knew It

Simon Webb

Best Visual Effects - Dog Eat Dog

Mario Rachiele, Marie-Ève Bédard-Tremblay, Benoît Brière, Carl Gagnon, Catherine Hébert, Raphaël Hubert, Jonathan Laborde, Jean-Francois Lafleur, Pierre-Simon Lebrun-Chaput, Philippe Sylvain


Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role - I Want You Back (From the Dead)

Sam Witwer

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Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series - Normandy

Andrew Lockington

Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series - Normandy

Bridget McGuire

Best Visual Effects - Animus

Lee Wilson, Andrew Bain, Matt Belbin, Sebastien Bergeron, Brian Burritt, Stephen Kelloway, Mark Lasoff, Lionel Lim, Les Quinn, Lisa Sepp-Wilson




Best Achievement in Make-Up

Rebecca Lee, Bill Terezakis

Best Visual Effects - Awakening

Mark Savela, Adam de Bosch Kemper, Jamie Yukio Kawano, Michael Lowes, Kodie MacKenzie, Krista McLean, James Rorick, Wes Sargent, Luke Vallee, Craig Van Den Biggelaar

Congratulations also to Colin Cunningham for his nomination in Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedic Series category for Living in Your Car - Chapter 13 and Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series category for Flashpoint - The Other Lane; David Richmond-Peck for his nomination in Best Performance by an Actor in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series for Endgame - I Killed Her;

Falling Skies - Video Featurette: Looking Ahead - 'Mutiny' & 'Eight Hours'

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FALLING SKIES - VIDEO FEATURETTE: Looking Ahead - 'Mutiny' & 'Eight Hours'

Co-executive producer Greg Beeman and Noah Wyle discuss Falling Skies season finale.

Falling Skies - Video: 'Mutiny' Episode Trailer Airs Aug 7 '11 - TNT 9/8C

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FALLING SKIES - VIDEO: 'Mutiny' Episode Trailer Airs Sunday, August 7, 2011 on TNT at 9/8C

Growing tension divides the 2nd Massachusetts just as their ambitious assault on an alien base draws near. Meanwhile, Tom has trouble coming to grips with Annie's profound discovery and its implications.

Guest stars include Wes Berger, Melissa Kramer, Yulia Lukin and Randy Triggs.

Falling Skies season finale, 'Eight Hours,' airs on Sunday, August 7, 2011 on TNT at 10/9C.

In the season finale, the resistance fighters launch a bold attack against the aliens as Tom remains at the camp to protect the civilians. Twisting developments lead Tom to a close encounter of the harrowing kind, and mysteries about the aliens' motives might finally be answered.

10:58 PM Mutiny
11:58 PM Eight Hours

Haven, Being Human, Eureka - NBCU Direct Video: Syfy & E! Close Out Comic-Con 2011

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Interviewed at the Syfy & E! San Diego Comic Con: Haven's Emily Rose and Eric Balfour, Being Human's Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington, Eureka's Felicia Day and Colin Ferguson, Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly.

Supernatural - Video: San Diego Comic Con Panel

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SUPERNATURAL - VIDEO: San Diego Comic Con Panel

At San Diego Comic-Con 2011, the cast of CW's Supernatural discusses the show's upcoming seventh season as well as the anime version of the show.

Panel includes Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Jim Beaver, Mark Sheppard, Misha Collins and producers Ben Edlund and Sera Gamble.

Chuck - Access Hollywood: Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez & Mark Christopher Lawrence Video Interview

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CHUCK - ACCESS HOLLYWOOD: Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez & Mark Christopher Lawrence Video Interview

What’s Happening On The Final Season Of ‘Chuck’?

Zachary Levi, Joshua Gomez and Mark Christopher Lawrence hit the red carpet for the NBC Universal Press Tour All Star Party where they chat with Access about the premise for the fifth and final season of “Chuck.” So, who are some of the guest stars coming on the show?

Doctor Who - SFX Magazine: Matt Smith Interview

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DOCTOR WHO - SFX MAGAZINE: Matt Smith Interview

The Eleventh Doctor chats with SFX’s Joseph McCabe at Comic-Con International 2011 in San Diego...

by Dave Golder
August 1 2011

... SFX: It seems that in Steven Moffat’s version of Doctor Who, the Doctor is gaining a family. Especially with the last episode broadcast...

Matt Smith: “What’s interesting about the Doctor is he’s always sort of an outsider in many ways. Because one day Amy Pond and Rory will go back and live on their own, and he’ll be left alone again. And some other poor sap will be picked up and whisked into it. I hope that day doesn’t come for a while, because I love working with Karen and Arthur, and Amy Pond is very close to my heart… I guess he’s quite lucky because he has River. She’s sort of family. But the Doctor’s a loner I think, essentially. I think he loves the idea of being part of a family, but can never quite understand how to be...


Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary: Tapping Tuesday Twitter Recap Aug 2 '11

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Sanctuary season four premieres on Syfy in October 2011.

AMANDA TAPPING - SANCTUARY: Tapping Tuesday Twitter Recap Aug 2 '11

#TappingTuesday questions! Here we go...


Q1 a - Sylvia Jahans - Hello Amanda, my question is, are you all allowed to adlib if any of you forget your lines...
Q1 b - ...& do you get to keep them in the show if it's good? Thank you Amanda, I love your Sanctuary show so much & never miss an episode..
Q1 c - ...You & your team do a great job, please keep them coming!! Looking out for season 4.xo.

A1 - Hi and thank you! Yes we adlib a bit and it often makes it into the show. Usually funny or cheeky lines.


Q2 - Alex Nait - Hi Amanda! Do you think Magnus sings in the shower? What do you think she sings? xx Thanks!

A2 - Gosh I hope so. Pretty sure she's a Beatles girl.


Q3 - Christina Lilleland - Hi!!! In my family we love to cook & bake. Do you? Which do you prefer? What's your favorite thing to make?

A3 a - I love both! Olivia and I make a lot of cookies and cupcakes. And I like to cook anything! Soups and Thai stir fries...
A3 b - ...Plus I make a mean Xmas dinner.


Q4 - @Milkoneesugar - im starting a new job soon. What was your first job and have you got any advice?

A4 - I was the cashier at a fruit and vegetable market. Advice? Smile and nod. Smile and nod.


Q5 - @puffandruffle You've talked about what it's like to work with Chris and Jonathan - was wondering what Peter [Wingfield] is like to work with. Thx!

A5 - Peter is so nice. So unassuming. He is lovely, mischievous and has a wonderful laugh.


Q6 - @Peany_C - Hi! I once saw a Star Wars play at the Theater..Do U think SG1 or Sanctuary could be adapted as plays?

A6 - Absolutely. That would be awesome. And weird. But still awesome. :)


Thank you everyone! Hope you all have a great week! xo A

Alphas - NBCUMV Press Release: Powerhouse Lineup of Guest Stars

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ALPHAS - NBCUMV PRESS RELEASE: Powerhouse Lineup of Guest Stars

Syfy’s new hit series Alphas will feature an impressive lineup of special guest stars for its debut season. Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Alaina Huffman (Stargate Universe), Rebecca Mader (Lost), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) and Peter Wingfield (Caprica [Sanctuary]) will join previously announced recurring guest star Valerie Cruz.

Episode #105Never Let Me Go
Premieres Monday, August 15th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Lindsay Wagner reprises her role as Dr. Vanessa Calder from Warehouse 13.

Episode #106Bill and Gary’s Excellent Adventure
Premieres Monday, August 8th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest Stars: Alaina Huffman and Peter Wingfield

Episode #107Catch and Release
Premieres Monday August 22nd at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Summer Glau

Episode #108 A Short Time in Paradise
Premieres Monday, August 29th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Garret Dillahunt

Episode #109 Blind Spot
Premieres Monday, September 12th at 10:00PM ET/PT
Guest star: Brent Spiner and Rebecca Mader

Sanctuary - NBCUMV Press Release: Season 4 Premieres October 2011

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SANCTUARY - NBCUMV PRESS RELEASE: Season 4 Premieres October 2011

Syfy will take the chill out of the air with a robust fall programming lineup featuring the series premiere of Paranormal Witness, the annual spook-a-thon 31 Days of Halloween culminating with Ghost Hunters Halloween Live telecast, and the 4-hour movie event Neverland, an original prequel to Peter Pan featuring Oscar nominee Keira Knightley as the voice of Tinker Bell.

Syfy’s fall primetime schedule will also include the return of hit series Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files, Sanctuary, Scare Tactics, the Saturday Original Movie Zombie Apocalypse.

Highlights of Syfy 2011 Fall Programming (All Times ET/PT)



The 13 all-new episodes of Season 4 change everything. With the arrival of the Hollow Earth refugees, the balance between Abnormals and humans is severely upset. In order to keep the peace, Magnus and team must throw out the rulebook. But forging their own way means they're not just dodging dangerous Abnormals anymore, now they've got world governments and new villains nipping at their heels.

Sanctuary stars Amanda Tapping as the brilliant Dr. Helen Magnus, Robin Dunne as forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman, Agam Darshi as Kate Freelander, Ryan Robbins as Henry Foss and Christopher Heyerdahl as John Druitt. Created by Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis), Sanctuary is produced in association with Syfy and is distributed by Tricon Films and Television. Season four of the series is executive produced by Damian Kindler, Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood, Keith Beedie and Tricon Films.

Doctor Who - Collider: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan Interview

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DOCTOR WHO - COLLIDER: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan Interview

by Christina Radish
August 2nd, 2011

After a very impressive and shocking first half of the season, that left viewers waiting on the edge of their seats to find out how one of the most exciting cliff-hangers and plot twists ever would resolve, Doctor Who returns to BBC America on August 27th. Although they were very tight-lipped about any plot points, co-stars Matt Smith (who plays the Doctor himself) and Karen Gillan (who plays the Doctor’s companion, Amy) talked at the BBC America portion of the TCA Press Tour about how their lives have changed since becoming a part of the show, how they both enjoy taking unexpected risks with their characters, what they were most nervous about and what they have the most fun with when it comes to taking on such iconic roles, who their favorite actors are in Doctor Who seasons past, and they promised more twists and turns, as the dynamic changes after the big revelation in the last episode...


... Q: In the second half of this season, everything changes and all bets are off, with relationships and dynamics changing, now that viewers know who River is. Did you guys enjoy the second half of this season, and all the twists and turns that it brought?

GILLAN: "Absolutely! It’s going to take some twists and turns, and all relationships and the whole dynamic is going to change, after the big revelation at the end of the last half of the series. I had some fun with Alex Kingston, with that."

SMITH: "There’s the great revelation that’s probably the biggest of the series. We’ve still got to understand just what happened to the Doctor in Episode 1. I think “Let’s Kill Hitler” is maybe my favorite episode to date. It just rockets along. Steven [Moffatt] has always delivered the payoff to all these revelations, in a way that is exactly what you would want it to be. It doesn’t disappoint..."


Alphas - The Washington Times: Ryan Cartwright on Syfy's Alphas

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Alphas Monday

ALPHAS - THE WASHINGTON TIMES: He's not autistic, but he plays one on TV: Ryan Cartwright on Syfy's Alphas

by Jean Winegardner
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

About halfway through the second episode of Syfy's new series "Alphas," Dr. Lee Rosen, played by David Strathairn, says, "[His] ability is an integral part of him, as is the color of a person's skin or you being left handed. You can't extract that."

Rosen is referring to a character with special neurological abilities and is basically talking about neurodiversity, but taken to the nth power.

"Alphas" is a science fiction series focused on exploring people whose neurological anomalies give them special powers—super strength or the ability to hyper-intensify one sense at a time, for example—at the same time that they deal with the deficits and difficulties brought on by their differences. These people are the titular Alphas.

It is fitting then, that one of the show's five main Alphas is Gary Bell, an autistic adult who can read a wide range of electromagnetic frequencies, including television, radio and cell phone signals. The inclusion of an autistic character brings an interesting layer of neurodiverse reality to a show almost entirely made of fantasy...


... Gary, as played by actor Ryan Cartwright, is described on the show as a "high functioning autistic." Cartwright sees him as more complex than just his diagnosis and says, "I like that he has a voice, an attitude and a developing sense of humor. He's an innocent in certain ways, which makes him endearing, but he's also finding himself in a position of great appreciation and admiration for the first time in his life, so he's strutting a little."

Naturally, the autism community carefully watches portrayals of autistic characters on television, something the show's creators seem to be aware of. "Everyone involved in the show is taking great pains to be sensitive to the autistic community," says Cartwright...

The Mercury Men - Syfy Video: Episode 7: 'Enemies of Earth'

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THE MERCURY MEN - SYFY VIDEO: Episode 7: 'Enemies of Earth'

Edward attempts to free Jack, who is tortured at the hands of the malevolent Mercury Men.

Haven - Syfy Video: 'Sparks and Recreation' Episode Trailer Airs Aug 5 '11

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HAVEN - SYFY VIDEO: 'Sparks and Recreation' Episode Trailer Airs Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10/9C

When a deadly series of electrocutions occur around town, Audrey and Nathan investigate the cause. Haven Friday at 10/9c.

Electrocutions occur across town, and one such event kills a community leader. Also: Nathan meets a man who is skilled at keeping Haven's secrets under wraps.

Guest stars include WWE Superstar Edge, Jason Priestly and Stephen McHattie.

Warehouse 13 - Syfy Video: '3...2...1...' Sneak Peek Airs Aug 8 '11

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WAREHOUSE 13 - SYFY VIDEO: '3...2...1...' Sneak Peek Airs Monday, August 8, 2011 at 9/8C

Watch a sneak peek of the next all-new episode of Warehouse 13. Monday at 9/8c.

Pete, Myka and H.G. Wells track Joshua's Trumpet, an artifact that has eluded three generations of Warehouse agents, which now may pose a threat to a packed baseball stadium.

Guest stars include Jaime Murray, Scott Anderson, Aaron Ashmore, Torchwood's Gareth David-Lloyd, Andrea Drepaul and Johnny Larocque.

Eureka - Syfy Video: 'Omega Girls' Episode Trailer Airs Aug 8 '11

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EUREKA - SYFY VIDEO: 'Omega Girls' Episode Trailer Airs Monday, August 8, 2011 at 8/7C

Jo and Zoe return to Eureka only to find the entire town incapacitated and communications cut off. Guest starring Ming Na. Eureka Monday at 8/7c.

Lupo tries to explain to Zoe what happened with Zane, but the ladies find a bigger problem in town.

Guest stars include Ming Na, Rocky Anderson, Jordan Hinson and Paula Lindberg.

Jewel Staite - 'Doomsday Prophecy' - Syfy: 'The Rod' Sneak Peek Airs Aug 13 '11

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JEWEL STAITE - 'DOOMSDAY PROPHECY' - SYFY: 'The Rod' Sneak Peek Airs Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 9/8C

Watch a sneak peek for the upcoming Syfy Original Movie "Doomsday Prophecy." Premieres Saturday August 13 9/8C.

When a sudden rash of worldwide geological disturbances threatens the planet, a desperate search begins for a vanished author who is believed to hold the key in predicting future disasters. But the author is soon discovered dead and in his possession is an ancient Divining Rod - a device that bestows visions of the future upon those who hold it

As the Divining Rod paints a bleak vision for Earth’s future, it’s a race against time to find the whereabouts of ancient devices that can counteract the devastating geological disturbances that are literally splitting the planet apart...

Cast includes Stargate Atlantis' Jewel Staite, A.J. Buckley, Gordon Tootoosis, Fernando Lara, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Rick Ravanello, David Richmond-Peck, Bruce Ramsay, Hiro Kanagawa, Jerry Wasserman, Phillip Mitchell, Roseanne Supernault and Alan Dale.

Torchwood: Miracle Day - Starz Video: 'The Categories of Life' Sneak Peek Airs Aug 5 '11

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TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY - STARZ VIDEO: 'The Categories of Life' Sneak Peek Airs Friday, August 5, 2011 at 10/9C

Jilly is Noticed

After going undercover, the unit learns what is really going on with the Miracle. And as the enemy draws nearer, mortality is about to make a comeback in a most unnerving way.

Guest stars include Olivia Hallinan, Teddy Sears, Tom Price, Randa Walker, Giovanni V. Giusti, Mary Czerwinski, G. Lane Hillman, Jonathan Dane, Tracy Pfau, Marty Ryan, Vito Viscuso and Maria Zambrana.

Eureka, Warehouse 13 - InnerSPACE and etalk Video: San Diego Comic Con Video Interviews

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EUREKA, WAREHOUSE 13 - INNEPACE AND ETALK VIDEO: San Diego Comic Con Video Interviews - Part 3 of 3

InnerSpace and etalk join forces to bring you an inside look at the largest convention of its kind, San Diego Comic Con. InnerSpace looks at the hottest genre shows, movies, comics and animation.

Includes interviews with some of the stars from Twilight (Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson), Fright Night (Colin Ferrell), Underworld: Awakening (Kate Beckinsale), Being Human (Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntingon, Mark Pellegrino), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Guillermo Del Toro), The Vampire Diaries (Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley), Warehouse 13 (Allison Scagliotti), Eureka (Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Colin Ferguson, Felicia Day) and a brief glimpse of Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne from Sanctuary.

Alphas - Syfy Video: 'Never Let Me Go' Episode Trailer Airs Aug 8 '11

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ALPHAS - SYFY VIDEO: 'Never Let Me Go' Episode Trailer Airs Monday, August 8, 2011 at 10/9C

An outbreak of unexplainable deaths at a high school may be the work of an unknown Alpha. Alphas Monday at 10/9c.

Rachel goes on a date that ends with a powerful kiss; Rosen's team officially joins the Defense Criminal Investigation Service, and their first case is to probe a series of deaths linked to a high school in Pennsylvania.

Guest stars include Kathleen Gati, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, Jason Gosbee, Mike Tyrell and Lindsay Wagner.

Warehouse 13 - Syfy Video: '3...2...1...' Episode Trailer Airs Aug 8 '11

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WAREHOUSE 13 - SYFY VIDEO: '3...2...1...' Episode Trailer Airs Monday, August 8, 2011 at 9/8C

Pete, Myka and H.G. Wells track Joshua's Trumpet, an artifact that has eluded three generations of Warehouse agents, which now may pose a threat to a packed baseball stadium.

Guest stars include Jaime Murray, Scott Anderson, Aaron Ashmore, Torchwood's Gareth David-Lloyd, Andrea Drepaul and Johnny Larocque.