If you know anything about The Flickcast team, you know we’re huge fans of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica. It was an excellent show and we are grateful that Syfy decided to run it for as long as they did.
We are also fans of BSG creator and Exec. Producer Ron Moore, so when he’s about to launch a new show, we take notice. That new show is called Helix and from the what we can see in this brand new trailer, it looks like it could become one of our new favorites.
Here’s more about the show, directly from Syfy:
Helix is an intense thriller about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control, led by Dr. Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell), who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation…or total annihilation.
Check out the brand new trailer after the break. Helix premieres Friday, January 10 at 10/9c, on Syfy.
Before seeing the film, I had a study group session, and one of my buddies in our group mentioned that he had read several of the book’s in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game series. He said the theme was empathy, and, outside of that and the hubbub surrounding Card’s controversial comments on same-sex marriage, was about the only thing I knew going into the film.
And now, having seen it, I can see bits of that theme peeking through, but ultimately director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) appears to have traded depth for spectacle.
In the semi-distant future, following an attack by an alien species known as the Formics, the countries of Earth have placed their best and brightest in the International Fleet academy, a military training ground that’s preparing for the next potential invasion. A. E. Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) a precocious youngster with a talent for strategy, is put through a series of tests administered by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford), a tough commander who nonetheless sees Ender as the one to ultimately lead the fleet to victory. Overcoming loneliness and antagonism from his peers, Ender continually proves himself through a gauntlet of war games, all throughout questioning the true intentions of his leaders.
Entertainment wise, Ender’s Game delivers. The various war games provide a fun parade of sequences for Hood to show how Ender outsmarts nigh-impossible odds (though, for all his apparent brilliance, Ender’s solutions do seem to rack up the casualties), particularly with one scene involving a weightless battle sphere. The cadets compete against each other to make it through the other team’s gate without getting shot by the opposing players’ tag-guns.
This week on The Flickcast Chris and Joe are back once again and ready to dig deep into all the geek news, and more, you could possibly stand. The boys kick it off once again with more discussion on the latest actor to play the iconic Doctor in Doctor Who. He’s Peter Capaldi and the boys wonder: is he a good choice and what will happen to the show now?
They also get into other topics like Broadchurch, the latest BBC drama to to the States starring former Doctor David Tennant, Harrison Ford (and others) jumping onto the Expendables bandwagon for Expendables 3, Johnny Depp’s criticisms of critics, “Blockbuster Fatigue”, and, of course, the usual other geeky stuff.
The boys also made some picks this week including Joe’s pick of the Blu-ray of the sci-fi movie Oblivionand Chris’ pick of a new, shiny piece of tech called the Google Chromecast.
As always, if you have comments, questions, critiques, offers of sponsorship or whatever, feel free to hit us up in the comments, on Twitter, at Facebook, Google+ or via email.
Over the years, Syfy has evolved into a great network for original programming. Two examples of this are the series Warehouse 13 and Defiance.
Both have brand new episodes next Monday and, as we often do, we’ve got previews and interviews for said episodes to share with you today. First up is Defiance where a mysterious plague strikes, carried by Irathients, but affecting only humans.
Next, on the new Warehouse 13, Pete and Myka go undercover in the suburbs, while Claudia and Artie must help a young savant. Looks like both these episodes are a must-see for fans. We’ll be watching for sure.
All the fun starts at 9/8C on Syfy with Defiance. Click through to check out all the clips and interviews for both shows.
It’s Friday so that often means previews for new Syfy shows. Well, if you’re a fan of Syfy series like Defiance and Warehouse 13, you’re in luck, because today is no exception.
Firstly, Defiance is all-new; An old war buddy of Nolan’s comes to town chasing after an arms dealer, who quickly becomes a dangerous threat to the town. You can watch a sneak peek, as well as a behind-the-scenes clip of the the VFX.
Next, check out the sneak peek for a new Warehouse 13, as well as a best-lines clip from last week. It’s all to be found right after the break. So, what are you waiting for?
Loof for Defiance and Warehouse 13 on Mondays starting at 9/8C on Syfy.
Yes, they made another Riddick movie. And yes, it looks pretty good. Yes, we’re kinda surprised too. And yes, we like Vin Diesel. Sue us.
Anyway, there’s a new trailer and poster for Riddick, the fourth film in the Chronicles of Riddick trilogy. We don’t have a lot to say about the trailer except that it showcases pretty well why this character is still popular enough to warrant a new movie.
In this one “the infamous Riddick has been left for dead on a sun-scorched planet that appears to be lifeless. Soon, however, he finds himself fighting for survival against alien predators more lethal than any human he’s encountered. The only way off is for Riddick to activate an emergency beacon and alert mercenaries who rapidly descend to the planet in search of their bounty.
The first ship to arrive carries a new breed of merc, more lethal and violent, while the second is captained by a man whose pursuit of Riddick is more personal. With time running out and a storm on the horizon that no one could survive, his hunters won’t leave the planet without Riddick’s head as their trophy.”
Check out the new trailer and poster after the break. Look for Riddick in theaters on September 6.
It should be no surprise that we support Sci-Fi around here. Even when it’s spelled Syfy. Regardless of how you spell it, a cool syfy show is a cool sci-fi show.
Two of these cool shows are Warehouse 13 and Defiance, which has just been renewed for a second season. Both air on Monday nights on Syfy and we’ve got preview for Monday’s new episodes to share with you today.
First off, during an all-new Defiance, Amanda & Nolan take a transport across the badlands to transport a prisoner. Of course, things don’t go as planned. Shocking, right?
Then on Warehouse 13, it’s a black-and-white, noir episode with guest stars Missi Pyle and Enrico Colantoni. Those crazy kids from Galaxy Quest back together again. Good times indeed.
It all start Monday at 9/8C on Syfy with Defiance followed by Warehouse 13. Check out all the previews after the break.
In space, people can hear you scream. That’s especially true if the “you” in this scenario is Sandra Bullock and you’re with George Clooney in space and your shuttle has just been destroyed. Yeah, that would suck.
Fortunately, it’s just a movie. . . for now. Said movie in question is Gravity, director Alfonso Curon’s followup to Children of Men. Some footage screened for folks at CinemaCon recently, and now it’s being released for all.
Check it out after the break. Look for Gravity to arrive in theaters on October 4.
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