SyFy Channel has really stepped up their game lately with The Expanse and Children’s End. Now they are taking a run at building a new Harry Potter like fantasy world with their new series The Magician about a college student who discovers that he has magical powers.
As many of you long time readers know, I visited the set of Sharknado 3 earlier this year and took part in the filming of one of the earlier scenes in the film. So of course I’ve been dying to know if I made the final cut or not. The swag bag that came with the screener is very nice. It included a selfie stick – something I’ve been dying to try, but scared to put my iPhone on one of these things, some caramel popcorn, socks (who doesn’t need a nice pair of socks during a Sharknado?) and of course the cooler style bag. Look for my review next week! Sharknado 3 hits the SyFy channel next Wednesday, July 22, at 9pm.
This Monday, May 9th at 9PM on the Syfy Channel, Stargate: Universe airs it’s final episode. It’s also the day that the long running Stargate franchise seemingly comes to a close.
Stargate Universe premiered back in October 2, 2009 with the pilot episode in which an attack on a secret off-world base, Icarus by a rebel organization forced the remaining survivors to flee onto an Ancient built ship named Destiny. Destiny had been launched millions of years ago by the same race that built the Stargates. Hoping to find a way back home, Colonel Everett Young (Louis Ferreira) and Dr. Nicolas Rush (Robert Carlyle) formed an uneasy, tension filled alliance to find out the ship’s true purpose and to find a way back to earth.
Now, forty episodes later, the passengers and crew of the Ancient built ship Destiny face their final challenge in the episode titled Gauntlet. Relentlessly pursued by drone ships from an alien race bent on destroying everyone on board Destiny, the crew faces the very real possibility they may never live to see home again.
While Stargate: Universe doesn’t have the infamy of being the shortest lived version of a Stargate spawned series – that title belongs to the animated series, Stargate: Infinity– it certainly didn’t achieve the success that was expected of it by long time Stargate Executive Producer, Brad Wright. As a viewer, I have to admit I was surprised that this addition to the Stargate franchise didn’t make it very far.
More after the jump.