Sharknado 4 Title and Air Date

Sharknado The 4th Awakens
Sharknado The 4th Awakens

Yes it is true. The next Sharknado movie is subtitles Sharknado The 4th Awakens.

Great Star Wars pun? I have typed it 3 times now and am already bored of it.

Syfy has announced the premier date for the fourth instalment of the Sharknado franchise, Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. In the USA anyway it will be Sunday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET. I am sure it won’t be long after that that us Brits get it.

Sharknado 4 (I won’t use that sub title again) follows five years after the events of Sharknado 3 (Oh Hell No! I so much prefer that title). But after a period of calm the sharks filled whirl winds are back. Obviously.

Tara Reid will reprise her role as April, revealing the character’s fate after fans voted to decide whether she lives or dies in the sequel. Oh yes we did that didn’t we. I know how I voted.

Sharknado The 4th Awakens
Sharknado The 4th Awakens

Star Trek TNG. On TV and In HD

TV Channel SyFy forgets about Doctor Who and tells us this quite cool news. We have comparison images and video below.

Among the longest-running and most popular science fiction franchise in television history, Syfy will become the first channel to bring UK fans Star Trek: The Next Generation in high-definition. Digitally re-mastered to Native HD standards, the original episodes have been retransferred from original film elements to produce stunning high-definition images, including amazing visual effects that have been recreated from the original source material.

Star Trek TNG HD Comparison. Standard definition left, HD right

OVER 350 TEAMS TO TAKE PART IN SCI-FI-LONDON ? S 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE THIS WEEKEND

A record number of teams have registered to be part of this year ? s 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE taking place this weekend (April 14 ? 16, 2012). It all starts at the Apollo Piccadilly on Saturday 14 April at 10.30am where every participating team will be given a TITLE, some DIALOGUE and a list of PROPS to be included in their 5 minute film. In association with the science section of The Guardian newspaper, we are also introducing an optional scientific theme… nano-tech, cloning, gene-splicing…or something a little more ? fringe ? .

In an added incentive to the film-makers, for the first time ever, a new award for Emerging Talent will be presented by Syfy , the premium imagination-based entertainment channel.

The challenge has a formidable pedigree: over the last four years more than 380 films have been completed, many of which have gone to other film festivals and been broadcast on TV. In 2008, Gareth Edwards took part in and won the competition ? his award-winning d?but feature, MONSTERS was green-lit due to Vertigo Films seeing his film in the challenge.

The challenge jury is made up of equally illustrious industry professionals including: Alison Owen, Producer (Shaun of the Dead, Men Who Stare at Goats); Joe Dante , Director (Gremlins, Innerspace, Explorers); Mark Dinning, Editor , EMPIRE magazine ; Liz Harkham (Encounters Short Film Film Festival); Don Neumann , Editor-in-Chief, Quiet Earth magazine; Paul Cornell , Writer (Dr Who, Spooks).

Teams have until Monday morning to return their completed movie to the festival, either on DVD or by uploading a QuickTime file to UBUNTU ONE. ? Ubuntu One is the personal cloud service that gives you 5GB of free space to store content, access and share it from all of your devices. SCI-FI-LONDON is also the first live implementation of the new ‘Send to Ubuntu One ‘ feature. Users simply click the ‘Send to Ubuntu One’ button and it delivers the content instantly to their Ubuntu One accounts.

Louis Savy, Festival Director for SCI-FI-LONDON says:

? We are very excited about the pre-challenge buzz with so many teams having signed up. It ? s a lot of fun, open to everyone and I am very happy to confirm that, for 2012 Vertigo Films are offering another development deal to the winners, as well as our new award presented by Syfy . What better way to spend a weekend? ?

2 Day Celebration of BUFFY

The UK Syfy Channel is delighted to present BUFFY: THE GREATEST EPISODES featuring exclusive on screen presentation from acclaimed actor ANTHONY HEAD , beloved by Buffy fans all over the world for his role as Rupert Giles in the cult series.

Fans of Buffy The Vampire Slayer have been voting for their top 20 favourite Buffy episodes of all time at syfy.co.uk. The voting is now closed and the results are in!

In a bumper Buffy weekend – featuring two days of 11 back to back hours each of the best episodes ever – the results will be exclusively revealed and introduced by ANTHONY HEAD , one of the series? biggest stars, and played out in ascending order from 11am ? 9pm each day.

Across the course of the weekend, Anthony will not only reveal the order of the top 20, he will also share his own personal anecdotes and insights on the featured episodes from his 6 years and 7 seasons playing Rupert Giles, Buffy?s ?Watcher ?, who guides and trains her.

The 2-day celebration of everything we love about Buffy will reach a thrilling climax at 9pm on Sunday 4 th March when Anthony will reveal the number one ranking episode – as voted for by fans ? in BUFFY: THE GREATEST EPISODES , only on Syfy.

UK Premier of Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode 3

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episodes I, II and III

14 th and 25 th December from 10pm

Robot Chicken, the brilliant stop-motion comedy from the States, lands on the UK? Syfy Channel with its hilarious parody of Star Wars , the galaxy?s greatest ever sci-fi saga.

We are delighted to bring you all three episodes of Robot Chicken: Star Wars , including the UK premiere of the all-new hour-long third episode, in which four very different characters – Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Gary the Stormtrooper – reveal untold stories that weave and interconnect throughout all six Star Wars films!

Created by SETH GREEN (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and MATTHEW SENREICH , Robot Chicken: Star Wars uses stop-motion animation to send up the sci-fi cinema epic, and features the vocal talents of the original Star Wars cast, including ANTHONY DANIELS, CARRIE FISHER , as well as the great man himself, GEORGE LUCAS .

Other famous voices among the stellar cast include ZAC EFRON as Anakin Skywalker, SETH GREEN and SETH MacFARLANE .

Highlights from Episode I (10pm) include Darth Vader announcing the Death Star?s destruction by reverse charge call; George Lucas ?s rescue from a mob of nerds by one helpful fan;? Admiral Ackbar?s advert for his own breakfast cereal; and Luke and the Emperor settle things with a ?yo mama? fight.

Episode II (10.30pm) , which was directed by Seth Green , focuses on the bounty hunters and witnesses such classic moments as the Galactic Empire?s Take-Your-Daughter-To-Work-Day.

In Episode III (11pm), a UK premiere , Darth Vader falls into a toilet, while Emperor Palpatine rides the endless Death Star escalator! And as for Gary the Stormtrooper?s speedbike test-drive? We don?t want to give anything away, but it doesn?t look good for the Ewok!

Play Battlestar Galactica Online Early Exclusive with Syfy

Battlestar Galactica Online

Players eagerly awaiting Battlestar Galactica Online, the highly anticipated space combat MMOG from Bigpoint, can get a ?jump? on the competition and be the first to launch a Colonial Viper or Cylon Raider by visiting Syfy.co.uk where the open beta for the new game will be available exclusively for one week only beginning Tuesday, February 8th*. Also available to players only at Syfy.co.uk ? and international Syfy Universal websites ? are an awesome set of Syfy-inspired Viper and Raider designs, which players can choose to represent them in the on-going battle between the Colonial and Cylon fleets.

Battlestar Galactica Online is a free-to-play, browser-based space combat MMOG that combines high-quality, 3D graphics with intense gameplay. Bigpoint ? the global market leader in browser-based massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) ? designed and produced the game, which is based on Syfy?s award-winning, internationally popular television series Battlestar Galactica, produced by Universal Cable Productions.

In Battlestar Galactica Online, both the Colonial and Cylon fleets find themselves stranded in an unexplored area of space at the very edge of one of the galactic arms. Heavily damaged and critically low on resources, both fleets race against time to repair and rearm, struggling for control of systems rich in Tylium, metals and water. The Colonial fleet desperately searches for a way to escape and continue the search for Earth before the Cylons gain enough strength to destroy them once and for all.

In addition to the exclusive one week open beta period at Syfy.co.uk, Syfy will also be Bigpoint?s exclusive media partner for a period of six weeks with exclusive marketing rights in the UK (http://www.syfy.co.uk/battlestar-galactica-game).

Syfy will also make the game available on its other international websites; US, Germany, France, Spain, Poland and Russia. Additional Syfy Universal international websites will be added in the weeks following launch.

In developing Battlestar Galactica Online, achieving the highest level of detail and accuracy was a design requirement. Assets from the television series have been incorporated into the game, including non-player characters (NPCs) based on popular characters Number Six, Boomer, Starbuck, Admiral Adama, Chief Tyrol, John Cavil, and Leoben Conoy. In the game, players can customize their human or Cylon avatars, engage in PvE and PvP space combat, complete missions, conduct mining operations, and explore capital ships, outposts, and bases.

Battlestar Galactica Online is licensed through Universal Partnerships & Licensing on behalf of NBC Universal Television Consumer Products Group.

When Alice Met Syfy

Syfy brings a 21st century twist to Lewis Carroll?s classic Alice?s Adventures In Wonderland in the new two part mini-series ALICE.

Written and directed by Nick Willing (Tin Man) and with an all-star cast including Kathy Bates (Revolutionary Road), Tim Curry (Stephen King’s IT), Andrew Lee Potts (Primeval), Matt Frewer (A Town Called Eureka) and Caterina Scorsone (Crash), this groundbreaking modern re-imagining is a must-watch when it premieres in the UK on Thursday 27 January at 8pm, with the second part on Thursday 3 February.

The story follows Alice Hamilton (Scorsone)whose world is suddenly turned upside down when she finds herself on the other side of a looking glass in Wonderland, an outlandish city ruled by the devilish Queen of Hearts (Bates).

To maintain control of the land the queen uses the emotions of kidnapped humans to feed her citizens. Her strong army of evil Suits – led by the White Rabbit (Alan Gray)- has been kidnapping humans for years and holds them captive in a casino where their memories are erased and their extreme emotions are drained, bottled and consumed by the people of Wonderland.

When Alice?s love Jack Chase (Philip Winchester) is kidnapped and brought to Wonderland she embarks on a thrilling journey through the bizarre world to find him and unravel the strange going?s on. Along the way she enlists the help of some familiar characters – including Hatter (Lee Potts), White Knight (Frewer), Dodo(Curry), Doctors Dee and Dum (Eugene Lipinski) and Caterpillar (Harry Dean Stanton).

A Town Called Eureka – Season 3.5

Eureka 3.5 DVD

The Emmy-nominated cult smash A Town Called Eureka returns from 17th January, 2011 as Season 3.5 arrives on DVD courtesy of Universal Playback.

A normal town on the far side of reality, A Town Called Eureka is home to an electrifying array of inventors, scientists and general genii, all of whom are looked over by reluctant sheriff and non-genius, Marshal Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson). A satisfying blend of comedy and sci-fi, A Town Called Eureka: Season 3.5 sees Carter reeling from the apparent loss of his job and the profound effect it will have on the rest of his life. But when catastrophe strikes, Carter is inevitably pulled back into the heart of the town and must then face a whole new range of challenges including magnetic disturbances and the birth of a brand new resident.

With a cast that also includes Jo Morton (House M.D., Warehouse 13), Edward Quinn (True Blood, CSI), Erica Cerra (Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13) and Salli Richard-Whitfield (House M.D., CSI, Bones), A Town Called Eureka: Season 3.5 continues to engage with its brilliant mix of sci-fi mystery and day-to-day hilarity of the kind that can only be produced by a town of mad scientists!

Extra features included in the DVD of Season 3.5 include insightful audio commentaries and a truly fascinating featurette called Finishing Touch: The Visual Effects in Eureka, a programme that really underlines the programme?s status as a top-notch sci-fi comedy.

Release information:

Discs: 3

Cert: 12

Extras: Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Finishing Touch: The Visual Effects In Eureka

? 2009 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

2 Exclusive HAVEN Videos

UK premiere series HAVEN, inspired by Stephen King?s The Colorado Kid, is set to launch in the UK in October ? making its debut on Syfy and Syfy HD.

scifind.com has 2 exclusive video clips of HAVEN right now:

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Clips exclusive to scifind until 29th September 2010
Deep in the heart of Maine, Haven is a place where the cursed have gathered for generations to lead normal lives. Only now those curses have started to come back. Enter FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose). Each week, her investigations will try to keep these supernatural forces at bay as she slowly unravels the many mysteries of Haven ? including her own roots to this extraordinary place. Among the people who cross Audrey?s path along the way are local cop Nathan Wuornos (Lucas Bryant) and the mysterious and charming Duke Crocker (Eric Balfour).

Each suspense-filled episode focuses on Audrey?s investigation of a single afflicted individual. It?s a rollercoaster ride as Audrey and Nathan make new discoveries about the people in the town and come up with unexpected solutions.

The 13 x one-hour episodes kick off at 10pm on Thursday 7th October, airing weekly. Syfy is available on Sky 129 & HD 214, Virgin 135 & HD 165 and TalkTalk 22.

SYFY UK: Warehouse 13 – A Town Called Eureka Crossover

syfyUniversal Networks International (UNI) has secured the first-run basic television rights in the UK to A TOWN CALLED EUREKA (season 4) and WAREHOUSE 13 (season 2) from NBC Universal International Television Distribution, it was announced today.? The series will appear on UNI?s newly rebranded channel Syfy.

And, for the first time, the shows will be sharing more than just a channel as the two highly anticipated ?crossover? episodes make their UK debuts during the run. Much to the delight of fans Neil Grayston of Eureka will visit WAREHOUSE 13 and WAREHOUSE 13’s Allison Scagliotti will take a trip to the mysterious town of Eureka.

Season 4 of A TOWN CALLED EUREKA premieres on Syfy on Tuesday 24 August 8pm, while Warehouse 13 season 2 kicks off on Thursday 23 September at 9pm

The latest acquisitions are part of UNI?s ongoing commitment to offer first-run, imagination-based entertainment to its Syfy audience.

?To have secured the UK premiere rights to the newest season of A TOWN CALLED EUREKA is a real coup for us ? particularly as this season links brilliantly to WAREHOUSE 13,? said Syfy?s (UK) Jamie Morris.

?We?re also thrilled to have WAREHOUSE 13 season 2 as yet another first run for Syfy. Season 1 was the most popular series on our channel last year and there is a real buzz around season 2 ? particularly with the crossover episode, which the fans campaigned for and had their wish granted.? These are both fantastic shows and their clever plot twists and amazing effects make them real gems in our autumn schedules.?

A TOWN CALLED EUREKA follows the genius inhabitants of a government-run Pacific Northwest town who, with the help of Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson), spend each episode solving mysterious accidents and intentional misuses of technology.

Described as ?The X-Files meets Raiders of The Lost Ark meets Moonlighting? WAREHOUSE 13 (13×1-hour) sees U.S. Secret Service agents Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) and Peter Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) assigned to the government’s secret Warehouse 13, which houses supernatural objects. They retrieve missing objects and investigate reports of new ones, encountering some shocks and surprises along the way.

Syfy is available on Sky 129 & HD 214, Virgin 135 & HD 165 and TalkTalk 22.

Warehouse 13 DVD

Warehouse 13 DVD
Warehouse 13 DVD

Warehouse 13 is a quirky and actually quite enjoyable TV series and is available on DVD from 28th June 2010, courtesy of Universal Playback.

Refreshingly and wickedly funny and packed with top-notch sci-fi action, Warehouse 13 comes from the mind of Jane Espenson, one of American television?s top writers who has steered shows as diverse and popular as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

For the show think more ‘A Town Called Eureka’ thank the X Files.

Debuting on SyFy in the States in 2009, the first season of Warehouse 13 immediately went on to become one the channel?s biggest successes and now the first collection of adventure is coming to DVD, allowing UK fans to follow the adventures of Secret Service Agents Peter Lattimer (Eddie McClintock, TV?s Bones and Desperate Housewives) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly, TV?s Vanished, Supernatural) as they are tasked with overseeing the mysterious Warehouse 13. The government?s secret hiding place for all manner of supernatural and extra-terrestrial artefacts, the warehouse becomes the agents? base of operations as they are charged with the job of retrieving missing objects and investigating alleged new ones.

The cast is rounded out by the brilliant Saul Rubinek (TV?s Frasier, Stargate SG-1) and CCH Pounder (TV?s The Shield), adding a fantastic acting pedigree to an already brilliantly high-concept show that should keep sci-fi and comedy fans equally happy.




Buried Alive

In case you have missed this the horror web-series Buried Alive has now begun on Syfy.co.uk. You can see the first two episodes here

Syfy.co.uk will release a new ten minute suspense-filled episode every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 13:00 GMT.

After being attacked and kidnapped a handsome 20-something, Rick, awakes: trapped in a nightmarish coffin. He screams in vain for help, but visible with the kidnapper?s night-vision camera, etched in the corner of the coffin is the warning: save your breath. Rick quickly finds that he is not alone and a group of his friends have also been buried deep below the earth with the means to communicate only with each other.

On the surface, their hope lies with a brother-and-sister team Melanie (Brit Morgan) and Travis (Jeff Blum) who must piece together the abductor?s maniacal plot in order to rescue their friends before it?s too late.

BURIED ALIVE stars Brit Morgan, who is destined for great things after being cast in the hotly anticipated role of ?Debbie Pelt? in the third series of True Blood.

Also featured are: Jeff Blum, Bram Hoover, Nikki McKenzie, Greyson Chadwick, Natalie Wachen, JR May, Augusto Aguilar, and John Charles Meyer. The series is executive produced by John Norris & Paul Etheredge, who also served as director. Buried Alive is a White Rock Lake Production and is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.