Liam Cunningham abdicates Thrones for Electric Dreams

One of the hottest writers in television and film has been dead since 1982. Philip K. Dick passed away at 53 but left behind a treasure trove of important science fiction literature. “Blade Runner 2049” just revived interest in one of the most celebrated adaptations of his work, 1982’s original “Blade Runner”. Fans will also… Read on



SET VISIT: Star Trek Discovery all set to beam up

Last month I boldly went — along with about 40 reporters representing outlets from all over the planet — onto the set of Star Trek Discovery. The series –originally booked to launch last January — finally takes off Sunday at 8:30 pm ET/PT on both CTV and CBS. A second episode airs right after in… Read on


Star Trek passes 50 year mission milestone

“This carefully-written series caters to intellectuals and science-fiction buffs.” That’s how Star Trek was dismissed when it first came out. TV’s most successful franchise was never a hit in its original run, peaking at No. 52 during it’s first season. Cancelled after two, fans demanded a third and final season. Sept. 8  marked the 50th… Read on


Bell beams up Star Trek with Space and Crave the final frontiers

Bell Media announced Monday they have exclusive rights to the new Star Trek series in Canada. The series–scheduled to premiere next January and begin production in September at Pinewood Studios in Toronto–was on every network short list in Canada. In America, it is the tentpole for the new CBS All Access digital service. Casting is underway but… Read on



Killjoys, Between back for second seasons

Feeling patriotic this Canada Day? A good time then to catch up with a couple of made-in-Canada TV shows. Fact: I visited the sets of both Between and Killjoys several months ago while both were still in production for Season 2. Both return this week; Between on City and Netflix and Killjoys on Space. Both were showcased… Read on


Q&A: Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany

There are times when Tatiana Maslany really does wish she could clone herself. As fans know by now, Maslany is a one-woman ensemble on Orphan Black. The Temple Street Production returns Thursday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET on Space as well as BBC America. In the forth-season premiere, “The Collapse of Nature,” we find that Sarah Manning’s hard-won… Read on


Sharknado 3, Leafs nothing

I haven’t seen Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, but I bet it is awesome! It premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Space and Syfy. Back are the usual heroes: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo. A Who’s Who of Hollywood Has-Beens has signed up for this second sequel, including David Hasselhoff, Bo Derek and… Read on


Sharknado 2 is here to save summer

When is a bad shark movie not a bad shark movie? When the director made it bad on porpoise. Such is the case with “Sharknado 2: The Second One,” a sequel to last summer’s unlikely hit “Sharknado.” The B-movie spoof premieres Wednesday night on Space and Syfy. The film was actually one of the high… Read on