Wednesday, April 29, 2015

FANDOR | May Film Highlights



SMASH HIT: Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular Invades NYC

I have seen something very similar on BBC America and if it is as cool as I think it is, no fan of Doctor Who in the Tri-State area should miss this event detailed below.

The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, which celebrates the world’s longest running science-fiction TV series, invades the U.S. with two performances only at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The show, which was a smash-hit in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia, will feature award-winning music written by Murray Gold, showcasing the evocative and captivating music that Gold has written for the series since 2005. The live-action arrangement features well over 100 musicians, singers, and monsters, all under the talented conducting baton of Ben Foster (conductor, The Theory of Everything).   Fans can expect to see some of the Doctor’s most fearsome adversaries live on stage including Daleks, Cybermen, Judoon, Whispermen, and many more.  The live performances will be accompanied by a big screen presentation of key moments and specially edited sequences from the past decade of Doctor Who. 

For a sneak peek, click here:

Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 8th at Noon.

For more information about the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, please see the official press release below or feel free to contact me with questions, requests for images, etc



ON DVD AUGUST 18, 2015


Includes Over 4 Hours of Content on 2 DVD Discs!


Burbank, CA (April 29, 2015) – The Teen Titans try to keep things as crime-free and boredom-free as possible as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Teen Titans Go!: House Pests Season 2 Part 2 on DVD on August 18, 2015Teen Titans Go! is consistently ranked as a top show on Cartoon Network: #1 show for Boys 6-11 and #2 show for Kids 6-11 on all of cable. Teen Titans Go!: House Pests Season 2 Part 2 will be available on DVD for $19.97 SRP and includes over 4 hours of content.


Teen Titans are a GO, GO, GO! Join DC Comics characters Robin, Raven, Starfire, Beast Boy, and Cyborg in their never-ending quest for goof, justice and maybe a little couch time. Things kick off with a backwards battle as Robin faces off against his Bizzaro World counterpart, Nibor. Raven is pushed to her limits during Crazy Day and it’s anything but a vacation when the Teen Titans visit Starfire’s home world. Don’t miss a single serving as the Titans have their hands full keepin’ the scene both crime-free and boredom-free in this all-new 2-disc collection! 


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is excited to release Teen Titans Go!: House Pests on DVD for fans that enjoy the #1 cable show for boys 6-11,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “This release captures all the humor and action fans love about Teen Titans Go! and they will want to watch it again and again

John Travolta And Christopher Plummer Star In The Forger Arriving On Blu-Ray, DVD And Digital HD June 23 From Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 29, 2015) -Two-time Academy Award® nominee John Travolta (Best Actor, Saturday Night Fever, 1977; Best Actor, Pulp Fiction, 1994) and Academy Award® winner Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor, Beginners, 2011) take on the heist of their lives in The Forger, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD on June 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The Forger is currently available via On Demand. An official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival, the thrilling crime caper also features rising star Tye Sheridan (MudJoe, The Tree of Life), Abigail Spencer (Cowboys & AliensThis Means War, TV's "Suits"), Marcus Thomas (Kill the Irishman, You Kill Me), with Anson Mount (Non-Stop, Safe, AMC's "Hell on Wheels") and Jennifer Ehle (Fifty Shades of Grey, Zero Dark Thirty, TV's "Pride and Prejudice").


The world's best art forger (Travolta) makes a deal with a crime syndicate to get an early release from prison, but in return he agrees to pull off an impossible heist-he must forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice.  He enlists the help of his father (Plummer) and son (Sheridan) and together they plan the heist of their lives. 


The Forger Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD include a featurette going behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew of The Forger for a look at the making of the film. The Forgerwill be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.



  • Identifying The Forger: Creating Character and Conflict" featurette

*Subject to change

DC Comics Super-Villains and Super Heroes Reunite with Robot Chicken

DC Comics Super-Villains and Super Heroes Reunite

with Robot Chickenon Adult Swim


Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic and Season Eight Air this Fall


TV’s Original Dynamic Duo Adam West and Burt Ward Join All-Star Cast


Robot Chicken is teaming up with DC Comics again for a third rendezvous with villains and heroes in the Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is MagicThe special and season eight of the Emmy Award®-winning series will premiere this fall on Adult Swim.

          The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic surrenders DC Comics multitude of Super Heroes and Super-Villains to the demented whims of the award-winning Robot Chicken for a triumphant third time. This time around, Batman and Superman’s bromance takes a competitive turn and the fate of the universe somehow hangs in the balance! The all-star cast includes Seth Green, Matt Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, Weird Al Yankovic, Alex Borstein, Giovanni Ribisi, Jonathan Banks, Mae Whitman, Hugh Davidson, Dee Bradley Baker, Zeb Wells, Kevin Shinick, plus Adam West and Burt Ward.

          The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special III: Friendship Is Magic is executive produced by Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, along with DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, and President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series Sam Register. The special is directed by Tom Sheppard (Annoying Orange) and Zeb Wells. Head writers/co-executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root and co-executive producer Kevin Shinick are joined as writers by writer Mike Fasolo, as well as Hugh Davidson (Mike Tyson Mysteries), Green, J. T. Krul, Breckin Meyer, Senreich and Sheppard.

          Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. The award-winning series began airing in February 2005 and remains among the top-rated original series on Adult Swim. Robot Chicken is executive produced by Robot Chicken creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner. Green and Senreich also write, voice and with Tom Sheppard, direct the multiple Annie Award-winning series.  Robot Chicken head writers/executive producers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root are joined by season eight writers Deirdre Devlin, Jeff Eckman, Mike Fasolo, Shelby Fero, Joel Hurwitz, J.T. Krul, Jason Reich, Mehar Sethi, Sheppard, Erik Weiner and Brian Wysol. 

          Robot Chicken season eight has begun production with plans to get eight times the normal number of superstar actors to provide their voices for the show. (Correction: The previous sentence is financially impossible. Robot Chicken will feature our normal number of famous voice actors, which is a lot.)













The Human Centipede part III (Final Sequence)

100% politically incorrect

Bully prison warden Bill Boss (The Human Centipede Part I's Dieter Laser) has a lot of problems; prison riots, medical costs, staff turnover, but foremost he is unable to get the respect he thinks he deserves from his inmates and the state Governor (Eric Roberts). He constantly fails in experimenting with different ideas for the ideal punishment to get the inmates in line, which drives him completely insane. Under threats of termination by the Governor, his loyal right hand man Dwight (The Human Centipede Part II's Laurence R Harvey) comes up with a brilliant idea. An idea based on the notorious Human Centipede movies, that will literally and figuratively get the inmates on their knees, creating the ultimate punishment and deterrent for anyone considering a life of crime. 





PRODUCER BY: Ilona Six and Tom Six

CAST: Dieter Laser, Laurence R. Harvey, Eric Roberts and Bree Olson.

TRT: An hour and 42 minutes

Release Date: May 22nd in New York / Los Angeles / VOD / Digital Streaming Services


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Original Props and Costumes from PACIFIC RIM Coming to Auction


An American Werewolf in London, Planet of the Apes, Batman & Robin, Hellboy, Men in Black II and Mighty Joe Young are famed for their amazing masks, creature suits and make-up effects and this May sees $750,000 worth of their original treasures from these films go under the hammer in an exclusive live auction.

Collectors and fans can bid at no reserve on 417 lots from 50 productions spanning Rick Baker’s 40-year+ career. Material sourced direct from the Baker’s Cinovation studio with a pre-sale estimated total value of $750,000 will feature in the auction held on 29 May 2015 at the Hilton – Universal City in Los Angeles. The auction is being managed by original prop and costume experts Prop Store.

Items included in the Lot and value estimates

  • Full-Size Alien Edgar Bug Animatronic Character, Men In Black, $30,000.00 - $40,000.00.

  • Mikey (John Alexander) Costume Display, Men In Black. $20,000.00 - $30,000.00.

  • Oversized Worm Guy Animatronic Insert Puppet, Men In Black II. $8,000.00 -


  • Harry (Kevin Peter Hall) Insert Head with Controls, Harry and the Hendersons. $6,000.00


  • Servo Operated Daffy Mogwai Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 -


  • Servo Operated Lenny Mogwai Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 -


  • Servo Operated Mohawk Mogwai Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 -


  • Mohawk Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.

  • Mechanical Bat Gremlin Puppet, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. $6,000.00 - $8,000.00.

  • Grinch (Jim Carrey) Santa Costume Display, How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000).

$6,000.00 - $8,000.00.

A 224 page, full colour, high quality catalogue of all items featuring in the live auction is now available and an online electronic, interactive edition featuring expanded image galleries and videos will be available from 17 April, 2015.

Brandon Alinger, Prop Store COO, said: “Rick Baker’s career needs no introduction and it’s been an honour to work with him to prepare this exclusive sale. This is an exciting opportunity for collectors and fans to take home some of the brilliant creations from their favourite films.”

The auction will take place from 11am Pacific Standard Time on 29 May 2015 at the Hilton - Universal City, Los Angeles, USA. Bid can be made in person, via telephone or online via the Prop Store website at The fully interactive catalog is available for download at 

54: The Director's Cut, The New, Unrated And Even More Provocative Version Of The Original Film Debuts On Digital HD June 2

SANTA MONICA, CA (April 28, 2015) - 54 is back like never before! As a result of the overwhelmingly positive response to its U.S. premiere screening at the San Francisco International Film Festival on Friday, April 24th, 54: The Director's Cut, featuring 44 minutes of never-before-seen material will be made available on Digital HD on June 2ndfrom Miramax and Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Forever known as the "ultimate party movie" (New York Daily News), the film stars Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer), Oscar® nominee Salma Hayek (Best Actress, Frida, 2002), Sela Ward (TV's "CSI: NY"), Breckin Meyer (TV's "Franklin and Bash") and Sherry Stringfield (TV's "ER") along with Neve Campbell (the Scream franchise) and Mike Myers (the Austin Powers franchise).


Relive the outrageous escapades of Studio 54 in this new, unrated Director's Cut. Seventeen years after its original theatrical release, director Mark Christopher has finally managed to complete the version of 54 that everyone signed up to make in the first place: the story of three friends - a busboy, a bartender and a coat-check girl - and the sordid love triangle that nearly tore them apart, set against the glittery excess of New York's Studio 54 dance club. The film, which debuted to positive response at the Berlin International Film Festival, also screened at Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta Film Festivals as well as the BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival. 54: The Director's Cutwill continue to screen at festivals around the world.



Year of Production: 1998

Title Copyright: © 2015 Miramax, LLC

Type: Digital Premiere

Rating: This motion picture previously was rated R for sexuality, drug use and language. This unrated version contains material different from the original R-rated version.

Genre: Drama, Music

Closed Captioned: English SDH

Subtitles: English and Spanish

Format: High Definition 16x9 Widescreen and Standard Definition

Feature Run Time: 106 minutes

Audio Status: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

Monday, April 27, 2015

Lloyd Kaufman, Lisa Gaye, and Ethan Hurt to Appear at Forbidden Planet Blu-Ray/LP Signing Event!

Lloyd Kaufman, Lisa Gaye, and Ethan Hurt to Appear for April 30th Forbidden Planet NYC
Signing of 
Class of Nuke 'Em High 2 Blu-Ray and the
Class of Nuke 'Em High LP!
New York, N.Y., April 27, 2015 - Greetings from Tromaville! Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of the Toxic Avenger, will be appearing at Forbidden Planet this Thursday, April 30th for an exclusive Troma signing event. He'll be joined by iconic Troma superstar Lisa Gaye (Class of Nuke Em High 2: Subhumanoid Meltdown, Toxic Avenger 2 & 3) and Class of Nuke Em High composer Ethan Hurt in celebration of Troma's latest releases, which includes the Class of Nuke 'Em High 2 Blu-Ray.
Lisa Gaye will be meeting with fans and signing Troma merchandise this April 30th!

The event, hosted at Forbidden Planet, will take place between 7pm and 9pm. Kaufman, Gaye, and Hurt will be meeting with fans and signing Troma merchandise.

Also available is the Class of Nuke 'Em High Original Soundtrack LP, distributed by Ship to Shore PhonoCo. Available for the first time on vinyl, this 'tromazing' release is available for in-store purchase and online pre-order.

For more info on this event, Lloyd Kaufman, and Troma, fans can 'Like' Troma's Facebook page.

Forbidden Planet is located at 832 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Heather Graham Returns As Corrine Foxworth in Lifetime's If There Be Thorns arriving on DVD June 23

Box-office star Heather Graham (The Hangover) reprises her acclaimedrole as family matriarch Corrine Foxworth in Lifetime®'s If There Be Thorns arriving on DVD (plus Digital) June 23 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Based on V.C. Andrews's bestselling "Dollanganger" series of books, If There Be Thorns is the third installment, following Petals on the Wind and the highest-rated made-for-cable movie in 2014,Flowers in the Attic, shadowing the tragically dysfunctional Dollanganger family as they try to escape their past, only to find out there are some things you can never leave behind. Jason Lewis (HBO's "Sex and the City") and Rachael Carpani (TV's "McLeod's Daughters") star as Corrine's children, Christopher and Cathy, with Mason Cook (TV's "Legends") as Cathy's son, Bart. Following the TV broadcast premiere in April, If There Be Thorns will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98. 


The Dollanganger saga continues with If There Be Thorns, based on the third novel in V.C. Andrews's best-selling "Flowers in the Attic" series. Although Christopher and Cathy have escaped Foxworth Hall and live together as man and wife in California with Cathy's two sons, Jory and Bart, the dark past is always lurking behind. When a mysterious woman moves in next door and befriends Bart, he begins a strange transformation. In fact, it is Corinne, and she introduces Bart to his evil great-grandfather's diary. Bart accuses his parents of being the "devil's spawn" as the secrets of the past are held to the fire. 



Heather Graham - Boogie Nights, TV's Flowers in the Attic, The Hangover

Jason Lewis - HBO's "Sex and the City," Mr. Brooks

Mason Cook - The Lone RangerThe Incredible Burt Wonderstone, TV's "Legends"

Emily Tennant - JunoThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Frankie & Alice

Rachel Carpani - TV's "Against the Wall," TV's "McLeod's Daughters"


Year of Production:  2015
Title Copyright: If There Be Thorns © 2015, Cover Art and Design © 2015 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Lifetime and the Lifetime design logo are trademarks of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a wholly-owned division of A&E Television Networks, LLC. A+E Networks is a trademark of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Distributed by LIONSGATE® under license from A+E Networks Consumer Products™.

Type: TV on DVD

Rating: TV 14 V-S-L

Genre: Drama; TV

Closed Captioned: NA

Subtitles: English SDH

Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes

Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)

Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Final Season of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever Premieres 6/21






The Explosive Final Season Premieres Sunday, June 21st at Midnight (ET/PT)


            Your favorite trio of human-sized fast-food products living in New Jersey is back for their thirteenth and final season. Join the tasty gang for the premiere of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever on Sunday, June 21st at Midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim.

For over a decade Meatwad, Master Shake and Frylock have electrified the entertainment world with the antics of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, the detective skills of Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1, the edgy coming-of-age romp of Aqua Something You Know Whatever, the planet wide hit Aqua TV Show Show and finally the latest offering of invasive bodily entertainment, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever.

            Brace yourself as Meatwad (Dave Willis), Master Shake (Dana Snyder) and Frylock (Carey Means) enter your mind through your heart - through a quick, secret surgical procedure dubbed Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever. Developed by North Korean scientists in the late 1990s, Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever will give you a thick pipeline of entertainment that your Mom will hate, and just one use will make your face look weeks older!  
            In this latest installment of the fantastic adventures of Meatwad, Master Shake, Frylock and Carl, a court ruling has made divorce illegal in America. Heavily-armed, unhappy couples across the continent are tearing each other apart, and it's up to Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever to give them the marriage counseling they need. Getting completely nude and replacing their bodies with shape-shifting liquid metal, the Aqua Teens travel through time to try and mend frayed marriages. Along the way, they must follow a recipe and prepare an unfamiliar dish, with a cast of celebrity chefs judging their every move. Prepare yourself for mediated arguments, crying children and burnt food!
            The series is created by Dave Willis (Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell,Squidbillies) and Matt Maiellaro (Space Ghost Coast To Coast).
            Adult Swim (, launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering of original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network and is seen in 96 million U.S. homes.
            Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the worl

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Live from Tribeca 2015: Arnold Schwarzenegger Predicted the Future of the Film Industry

Please note: the following interview has been shared directly with courtesy of our friends at IndieWire.


In Maggie, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the downbeat parent of a teenager (Abigail Breslin) bitten by a zombie. Spending most of the movie caring for ailing girl and anticipating her death, Schwarzenegger's character in director Henry Hobson's debut is far different from others he's played in the past. That extends to the movie as well; opening day-and-date in the U.S. on May 9, Maggie marks a much smaller production than anything the actor has done before. But Schwarzenegger said that the movie gels with the way he's worked for years.


In New York for the film's premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, he spoke Indiewire Deputy Editor Eric Kohn about his history with independent productions, his thoughts on the state of special effects, how he predicted the globalization of the film industry decades ago, how OJ Simpson was originally slated to be the Terminator and how Oliver Stone's script for Conan was originally budgeted for $78 million - in 1980!


Below, please find select excerpts; for the entire interview, visit:


How do you usually choose your projects?


Most of the jobs I've done, I've gotten them myself, and then agents make the deal. People come up to me in restaurants and say, "Arnold, I've got this great script." They send you stuff. They give you stuff in the gym.  For Eraser, I was hanging out with Lorenzo di Bonaventura.  I was sitting on a chairlift in Sun Valley. It is snowing. The snow is coming down. You can't even see three feet in front of you. And we're taking off in the chairlift to go skiing together. The chairlift takes off and he goes, "By the way, Arnold."  He pulls the script out for Eraser and gives it to me. He says, "Put it in your jacket, read it, I'm here this whole weekend." That's normally the way it happens. There's no agent, no nothing. That's how the Terminator thing happened - Mike Medavoy coming up to me after a movie and going, "Arnold, you have to play Reese. We have OJ Simpson as the Terminator." Of course, it all changed later.


How do you think the film industry has changed since you first hit it big?


To me, the important thing is that my movies can play anywhere and people will understand the drama, the action, or whatever and get entertained....It has to play the same way in all the different continents. That's very important - from the beginning, when I was getting started, I always looked at everything in a global way, whether it was body-building or fitness promotion.  Even though I passed environmental laws in California, I was thinking about how to make it effective all over the world. It's always about the world.


With movies, even though I had big fights in the beginning, I remember that with Universal Studios we were going to do promotion for Conan the Barbarian and I said, "Let's go to 10 countries." They said, "No, no, that's not how we do it. We visit three countries - England, France, and the Cannes Film Festival  " I wanted to go to Italy, Germany, Japan.  I kept at it and eventually they sent me to 10 countries, but they thought it was a little out there.  They said, "This guy just likes to travel around." But it had nothing to do with traveling around. I thought that the world was the marketplace, not just America.


Now look what happened. I was totally on the money. I'm so happy today because I was so right and way ahead of the curve.  Now, in China, The Fast and the Furious made like $400 million and will end up making more over there than in America.  China's right behind America.  So the world is very important for box office and making big movies.  You need to go to China, Japan, African nations. You need to go to these places and make sure they're building theaters all over the world.  It's a world economy.


Special effects have gone through incredible changes since you first started out. But sometimes they overwhelm the story. Does that ever bother you?


It seems to me that visual effects are very welcome. For instance, if the T-1000 and the T-800 have a fight scene, and you want to go beyond just pushing each other around like it's a UFC fight - which we see all the time on television - you can only do that with visual effects. I cannot tell the story without that ability to grab you, throw you by your head up against the ceiling so you land in this wooden floor, and since you weigh 1,000 pounds, each time you hit the wooden floor it goes down to the next room. That's the power you have. Otherwise it becomes a UFC fight where human beings are hitting the floor. People don't want to see that. They want to see a machine do it. What does that look like? For that you need visual effects.


For example, there's one scene [in Terminator: Genisys] where he grabs me and throws me up against the wall, 15 feet up, to show the power these machines have. So it's a different type of fight scene. The only way that's possible is with visual effects. So it shouldn't take anything away. If you use it wisely, I think it's great. 


For instance, on Conan, Oliver Stone wrote a scene with the Tree of Woe. We had to take that scene out because that scene alone cost $20 million. His script was budgeted at $78 million - in 1980!  Only because it was impossible to be done in those days as a visual effects. Today you can do it just like that.  You can create a scene that is so spectacular, to show what this tree does, why everyone is so frightened of it that they couldn't get through. It was a really well-written scene but you couldn't shoot it in those days. That's why I think visual effects are great, but when it's not that kind of a scene, you have to get back down to acting and developing the characters. I've seen it myself firsthand on action movies how directors and producers don't pay as much attention to the development of the characters because they focus so much on the big stuff. James Cameron is the only one I've seen who's really so good in the details of the scene but also with the big things. He doesn't compromise one versus the other. 




Lineup Includes Three New Series, Three Returning Series and Summertime’s Must-Watch Event, ‘Sharknado 3’


NEW YORK – April 23, 2015 –Syfycontinues to roll out an ambitious slate of original programming, with its Summer 2015 programming schedule announced today. The slate includes two new scripted series: Killjoys, from the producers of Orphan Black, and Dark Matter, from the writers of Stargate Atlantis. Also on tap are the new unscripted game show Geeks Who Drink, hosted and executive produced by Zachary Levi; and returning seasons of scripted originals Defiance and Dominion, as well as fan-favorite Face Off. And of course, it wouldn’t be summer without Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, which anchors Syfy’s second annual Sharknado Week this July.


Syfy’s 2015 Summer Programming Highlights (all times ET/PT)




Syfy’s new 8-11PM scripted programming block kicks off Friday, June 12 at 8PM with the two-hour premiere of Defiance, followed by the debut of Dark Matter at 10PM. On Friday, June 19Killjoys joins the schedule, premiering at 9PM.



DEFIANCE                                                                             (SEASON 3 PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 12 at 8PM


Defiance is the story of a ravaged planet Earth thirty-five years in the future, the lives of its citizens permanently altered following the sudden arrival of seven alien races. In this unknown and unpredictable landscape, the diverse, newly-formed civilization of humans and aliens must learn to co-exist peacefully. Following the events of last season’s cliffhanger finale, the series’ two-hour Season 3 premiere opens on the eve of an impending military siege – and the surprise arrival of the mysterious and nearly extinct Omec, an alien race of warriors.


The new season features cast additions Lee Tergesen (The Americans) as military leader General Rahm Tak, Nichole Galicia (Django Unchained) as Kindzi and Conrad Coates (The Strain) as her father, T’evgin. Returning cast includes Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Stephanie Leonidas, Tony Curran, Jaime Murray, Graham Greene and Jesse Rath. Kevin Murphy (Desperate HousewivesCaprica) resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner. 



DARK MATTER                                                                     (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 12 at 10PM


In the new original series Dark Matter, the crew of a derelict spaceship awakens with no memories of who they are or how they got there. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage fueled by vengeance, betrayal and hidden secrets.


Created by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, executive producers and writers of the Stargate franchise, and developed with Prodigy Pictures (Lost Girl), the series features Melissa O’Neil (Broadway’s Les Miserables), Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Anthony Lemke (White House Down), Alex Mallari Jr. (Robocop) and Jodelle Ferland (Twilight), with Roger Cross (The Strain) and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). The 13 one-hour episodes are based on the graphic novel Dark Matter, also by Mallozzi and Mullie, published by Dark Horse Comics.



KILLJOYS                                                                              (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Friday, June 19 at 9PM


Killjoys follows a fun-loving, hard living trio of interplanetary bounty hunters sworn to remain impartial as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant system on the brink of a bloody, multi-planetary class war.


From Temple Street Productions, the producers of Orphan Black, and writer and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, creator of Lost Girl, the original, 10-episode Syfy series stars Hannah John-Kamen (Black Mirror), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters) and Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13).





DOMINION                                                                             (SEASON 2 PREMIERE)

Premieres Thursday, July 9 at 10PM


Based on characters from the hit theatrical film Legion (2010), Dominion is set in a post-apocalyptic future, 25 years after an army of lower angels waged an epic war against mankind. The series follows the reluctant “Chosen One,” Alex (Christopher Egan), who must fight to save humanity from the angels that are hell-bent on destroying them. In Dominion’s second season, humankind continues its struggle against the army of angels



GEEKS WHO DRINK                                                            (SERIES PREMIERE)

Premieres Thursday, July 16 at 11:30PM


Zachary Levi executive produces and hosts this new, original weekly game show based on the nationwide pub trivia contest of the same name. In each installment, two teams of self-proclaimed “trivia geeks” (including a celebrity captain) battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. After three rounds of raucous game-play and (mostly) friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard and a bevy of prizes to geek out over. 



SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!                                          (ORIGINAL MOVIE PREMIERE)

Premieres Wednesday, July 22 at 9PM


The global pop culture sensation returns to cause mass destruction in Washington, D.C. before roaring down the Eastern Seaboard and into Florida. The two-hour original movie stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo. Joining them will be David Hasselhoff (Fin’s father, Gil), Bo Derek (April’s mother, May), Ryan Newman (April and Fin’s daughter, Claudia Shepard), and Jack Griffo (Claudia’s friend, Billy).


Additional announced cameos include Mark Cuban (President of the United States), Ann Coulter (Vice President of the United States), Michele Bachmann, Kathie Lee and Hoda; Frankie Muniz; Anthony Weiner; Jerry Springer; Washington Redskins Ryan Kerrigan and Tom Compton, *NSYNC singer Chris Kirkpatrick, and Chris Jericho. A production of The Asylum, Sharknado 3 is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from an original screenplay by Thunder Levin.



SHARKNADO WEEK                                                           (PROGRAMMING EVENT)

Premieres Saturday, July 18 to Saturday, July 25


The second annual SHARKNADO WEEKwill feature seven original movies, including:

·         Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

·         Sharktopus Vs. Whale Wolf(Roger Corman’s third installment of the ‘Sharktopus’ franchise, starring Casper Van Dien)

·         3-Headed Shark Attack (starring Danny Trejo)

·         Roboshark

·         Mega Shark Vs. Kolossus(starring Illeana Douglas)

·         Zombie Shark (starring Jason London)

·         The world premiere ofLavalantula, starring Steve Guttenberg and fellow Police Academy alums Leslie Easterbrook and Michael Winslow, as they battle lava-breathing tarantulas threatening to destroy Los Angeles.



FACE OFF                                                                             (SEASON 9 PREMIERE)

Premieres Tuesday, July 28 at 9PM


In the hit competition series Face Off, special effects make-up artists participate in elaborate challenges to create amazing works of living art. The series’ ninth season will include its 100th episode.


McKenzie Westmore hosts, with Ve Neill (The Hunger GamesPirates of the Caribbean), Glenn Hetrick (CSI: New YorkHeroesLegion) and Neville Page (AvatarPrometheus) returning as judges. Hollywood makeup legend Michael Westmore (Star Trek) serves as the contestant mentor