Metal Hurlant – a name to evoke awe in the heart of the sci-fi/fantasy fun. The original magazine of illustrated genre material famous the world over; known as Heavy Metal in North America.
Writer-director Guillaume Lubrano created a live-action series adapted from the tales of Metal Hurlant with an all-star Sci-fi/fantasy cast including Micheal Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens), John Rhys-Davies (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Michael Jai White (Spawn) – to name but a few.
Now, the acclaimed Metal Hurlant Chronicles: The Complete Series is being released on Blu-ray and DVD in North America on April 14th by Shout! Factory. For details, follow the jump.
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Tonight, SMALLVILLE will reach a television milestone and continue on a course to science fiction history! The very special episode #200, which finished filming in September, will air this evening at 8pm on The CW. The cast and crew were celebrating this momentous milestone with a party at the end of September in Vancouver, at about the same time when the tenth season was premiering on our screens. In terms of number of episodes, every set of ‘100’ represents approximately five years of imagination, dedication, and hard work. And all the people involved with the series for the past nine years have definitely earned the right to celebrate.
This tenth season will also be the final one, despite the series continuing to show ongoing viewer support and creative growth. From an artistic standpoint, having a specific end-date in sight will allow the creative team the opportunity to bring the storylines to a natural close as Clark Kent continues on his path to becoming The Man of Steel. Ever since the first season in 2001, the producers have declared ‘no tights, no flights!’ referring to their desire to explore the early years of Clark Kent before he becomes the iconic hero known as Superman. Despite several story directions, which found small loopholes around this decree, even earning the eye-rolling frustration of fans waiting for Clark to don the red and blue suit – or at least to jump a tall building in a single bound – the creative team stayed true to its word. Until now. This will be the season that Clark Kent makes the full transformation into Superman and the series is ready to pull out all the stops!
SMALLVILLE is also now set to make sci-fi history. Up until this year, STARGATE SG1 has been the longest consecutively running live-action Sci-Fi series in North America, having aired 213 episodes. This accomplishment has earned it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, and makes it second only to the British DOCTOR WHO in the worldwide standings. At the point that SMALLVILLE will almost be reaching the end of this tenth and final season, it will air episode #214 and thereby earn its place as the new record-holder. And that is quite an accomplishment for a science fiction show that has fought against great odds to reach this point.
Episode #200 is titled ‘Homecoming’ and it will contain something for everyone, whether you have watched it faithfully for nine years or tuned out after three. For viewers who may have lost track of the series, returning to watch this episode will be like a homecoming of their own. Highlights and pictures, after the jump.
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It’s been a hair over six months since Amanda Greystone stepped off a bridge in the mid-season finale of Caprica [Syfy, Tuesdays, 10/9C]. In the meantime, things have changed considerably.
Continue reading Caprica’s Real and Virtual Worlds Engross As Series Returns For Season 1.5!
Hawaii Five-0 [CBS, Mondays, 10/9C] features characters whose names are familiar, and the setting that comes with the title, but it is not your father’s/grandfather’s Hawaii Five-0. It is a fast-paced, well written, fresh take on cop shows that has energy to burn and charisma to spare.
Continue reading Hawaii Five-0 Reboot Is The Season’s Best New Procedural!
Syfy’s pilot, Three Inches – about a team with slight paranormal powers – has finished casting and includes a wealth of genre cred. Check out this cast list: Spike/Brainiac [James Marsters], Quark’s mom from Deep Space Nine [Andrea Ma rtin], Jesse from Sarah Connor Chronicles [Stephanie Jacobsen], Torchwood’s Tosh [Naoko Mori], vampire Henry from Blood Ties [Kyle Schmid], and Sobel in the upcoming TRON: Legacy [Brandon Jay McLaren]!
Guest stars include a couple of Supernatural alumni – demon hunter Jo [Alona Tal] and Death, himself [Julian Richings], and a ReGenesis scientist [Craig Eldridge].
For details on who they play and what powers they have, the press release follows the jump.
Continue reading Syfy’s Three Inches Completes Casting – With Tons of Genre Cred!
Long before there was Twilight or The Vampire Dairies with their handsome young vampire guys, there was the sexy blond Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer played by the talented James Marsters.
James Marsters has moved on from vampires to spaceships and out of this world political drama in the new Syfy series, Caprica where he plays Barnabas Greeley. At this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con, Marsters talked to members of the press about his role in Caprica.
EM will have more coverage of Caprica in the days to come.
James Marsters has signed on with Syfy’s Caprica, the prequel series to Battlestar Galactica. In the series, which details the development of events leading to the Cylons’ attempted genocide of the human race, Marsters will portray Barnabas Greeley. Greeley is described as being driven by moralistic, and yet carnal desires – and is an unpredictable villain, torn by his conflicting desires.
While Marsters is best known as Spike from his sever-year run with the character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel, he has also recurred as Smallville [where his appearances as Brainiac caused a rating spike of 50%], Without A Trace, and Torchwood [where he played a former lover and colleague of the immortal Captain Jack Harkness]. He also played Piccolo in the recent Dragon Ball Evolution film.
Caprica was created by Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore and Remi Aubuchon and is executive produced by Moore, Eick and Jane Espenson.