Production designer casts spell over The Magicians

VANCOUVER — One of the most magical parts of making a TV series is set design. This is especially true on The Magicians, back for a second season. Seen also on Syfy, the second episode of season two premieres this Thursday at 10 p.m. on Showcase. I visited the set last September in Vancouver along with… 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


Houston, we have a problem with CBC’s Ascension

In space, no one can hear you scream, “Change the channel!” Earthlings should listen for that sound shortly after 9 p.m. Monday as Ascension lifts off on CBC. The six-part space opera has already aired Stateside on the SyFy cable network. Episodes were shot last summer in Montreal with Lionsgate and Canadian partners Sea to… 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



Sharknado 2, Leafs nothing

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–Just like Godfather 2, Sharknado 2: The Second One is even better than the original. The movie, which debuts July 30 on Syfy and Space, was screened for critics Monday night, projected outside on the wall over the pool at the Beverly Hilton. The network did a nice job dressing the pool area… Read on


SET VISIT: the bleak future world of Defiance

Bowler pointing out the car of tomorrow Had a chance to visit the future Wednesday in Toronto. Defiance won’t begin airing until sometime in 2013 (likely in the spring), but it is set even further down the road–the late 2040s or so.It’s a grim, industrial, post-apocalyptic landscape, so naturally the series is being shot in Scarborough,… Read on


Lost Girl can be found Saturday at Fan Expo

Saluting Silk. I tried to dress classy like Looking for Lost Girl? Showcase’s favourite succubus can be found Saturday at Fan Expo in Toronto. Anna Silk (Bo), Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Kenzie), Rick Howland (Trick), Zoie Palmer (Lauren) and KC Collins (Hale) will all be live and in person, appearing together on a panel in Hall G from 12 to 1 p.m. and signing autographs from… Read on