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July 16th, 2017 by Cherry

 

I’m ready to TRY to escape with the ‘Expanse’ at San Diego Comic Con 2017
Alcon Television Group has an Escape Room with a theme from one of my favorite SyFy series The Expanse. Attendees get to play as operatives that are trapped on a derelict spaceship with system failure as two teams with 4 or 5 players in a race against time on the ship searching for the ‘Protomolecule’ for SCIENTIFIC research, try to avoid being infected and the life support ends!
The Expanse Escape Room will have props from the set, personalized photo and prizes for those who manage to escape with their lives and viable sample of the ‘Protomolecule’.
The Expanse Escape Room is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23 in the lot between 2nd Avenue and J street (no badges are required).
Thursday, July 20: 10AM-7PM
Friday, July 21: 10AM-7PM
Saturday, July 22: 9AM-7PM
Sunday, July 23: 10AM-6PM

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May 23rd, 2016 by Cherry

Mark your calendar to attend the preview screening of 12 Monkeys season finale on 6/29 at the Paley center in Beverly Hills. Purchase tickets online and see the panel with cast and creator of the series.

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THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA PRESENTS

A PALEYLIVE LA EVENT WITH SYFY’S 12 MONKEYS ON JUNE 29

 

The event features a season 2 finale screening followed by a panel with the cast

and creator at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills

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The Paley Center for Media will host PaleyLive LA: An Evening with 12 Monkeys on Wednesday, June 29th with the series cast and creator.

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys created by Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett, is based on the 1995 film of the same name. 12 Monkeys follows the journey of James Cole (Aaron Stanford), a man from 2043 sent back in time to stop a malevolent organization known as the Army of the 12 Monkeys from destroying the world.  Joining forces with Dr. Cassandra Railly (Amanda Schull) here in the present day, Cole must untangle an insidious conspiracy that’s been spun throughout centuries. The June 29th event will have a special screening of the season two finale followed by a panel with the cast and creative team.

Aaron Stanford, “James Cole”
Amanda Schull
, “Dr. Cassandra Railly”

Emily Hampshire, “Jennifer Goines”

Kirk Acevedo, “Ramse”

Todd Stashwick, “Deacon”
Terry Matalas
, Creator, Executive Producer & Showrunner

As Paley Center’s Official Media Sponsor, Hulu will offer its subscribers exclusive access to content and footage of the event. Follow @paleycenter and @hulu on Twitter for the latest updates and release dates. For tickets, panel updates, and more information please visit: paley.me/12Monkeys

The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills

465 N. Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR
Clockwise from top left: Angie Tribeca; Scandal; The Last Man on Earth; It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Did you miss attending a PaleyFest or
PaleyLive event in person?
Then Hulu is the place for you. You can watch clips from both PaleyFest & PaleyLive on Hulu—our Official Media Sponsor—at paley.me/hulu, and the full events if you have a Hulu subscription.

Recent events now on Hulu include insights and anecdotes from the stars of Blindspot, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Difficult People, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, Empire, black-ish, and many more.

WATCH ON HULU

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April 8th, 2016 by Cherry

I want to head to Washington, DC for the festival to attend the talk with William Shatner as he reminisces about 50 years of Star Trek and his new book about Leonard Nimoy (Spock). How can you calculate the cost of meeting the original Captain Kirk and get to sit in the designated seating area to hear the SyFy channels panel on 12 Monkeys. Well it costs $150 and has limited availability for this exclusive book signing.

Smithsonian magazine’s 2016 The Future is Here Festival™

Smithsonian magazine presents the 4th annual

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The Future is Here Festival™ 2016

April 22 – 24, 2016

Exhilarating, visionary, and fascinating, the 2016 event will provide an eye-opening look into the near and far future, where science meets science fiction.

Presenting Sponsor

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YOUR HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WILLIAM SHATNER in the 50th Anniversary Year of STAR TREK

STAR FLEET ADMIRAL LEVEL (limit 50)

Friday, April 22nd, 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW)

$150/per ticket + handling fees

You are invited to an exclusive VIP cocktail reception to personally meet Captain James T. Kirk himself, the international TV and movie star William “you can call me Bill” Shatner.

You will also receive a copy of his new bestselling book about his Star Trek co-star, Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock), autographed by Mr. Shatner:

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

Plus, you’ll have a seat in a reserved section to the onstage show later that evening starring William Shatner; an interview with Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files; and a panel with the stars of Syfy’s smash hit series, 12 Monkeys.

But that’s not all! You will also receive a ticket to a private cocktail reception for the featured speakers of the Future is Here Festival on Saturday evening, April 23rd, at the National Air and Space Museum.

Speakers’ series events on Saturday on Sunday must be registered for individually.

STAR FLEET CAPTAIN LEVEL (limited seating available)

Friday, April 22nd, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW)

$50/per ticket + handling fees

You are invited to an exclusive VIP show starring international TV and movie star, William “Bill” Shatner; an interview with Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files; and a panel with the stars of Syfy’s smash hit series, 12 Monkeys.

Speakers’ series events on Saturday on Sunday must be registered for individually.

FREE SPEAKERS’ SERIES

COMMANDER LEVEL SATURDAY (General Admission)

Saturday, April 23rd, 9:00am – 6:00pm

Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW)

Speakers and demonstrations include those from Smithsonian, NASA, The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and The Think Big Series supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

FREE SPEAKERS’ SERIES

COMMANDER LEVEL SUNDAY (General Admission)

Sunday, April 24th, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW)

Speakers and demonstrations include those from Smithsonian, NASA, The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination and The Think Big Series supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

Passes available online only and while supplies last. You must register for each individual event. Seating is limited.

Please note speakers and schedules are subject to change.

For additional information please visit The Future Is Here website at Smithsonian.com/future.

Once registered for passes you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. You will not receive a physical ticket. More detailed information about the event locations and on-site registration will be included in an email sent directly by the organizers which you will receive one week prior to the event.

FAQs
What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?
Transportation to and from the event is the responsibility of the participant. Information for local parking for the Speakers’ series on Saturday and Sunday at the Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall can be found here. For all events there are nearby garages and on-street parking though prices, operating times, and rules vary so please be sure to check in advance.
Is there a host hotel for the weekend?
No, but there are plenty of hotels in the immediate area to fit any price range. All additional events are an easy walk or quick taxi ride from the Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall where the Speakers’ series is being held on Saturday and Sunday. For a map of the local area around Sidney Harman Hall, click here.
Will tickets be available at the door?
No, passes to the events must be secured online through Eventbrite and will not be available the day of the event. Please note that the event registration will end once all passes have been distributed or on Wednesday, April 20 at 5pm, whichever comes first.
 
Is there a schedule of events or list of speakers?
A list of speakers for the weekend’s events may be found at Smithsonian.com/future. Please note speakers and schedules are subject to change.
 
What is the dress code?
All events are casual. For those with passes that include attending any VIP event, business casual is recommended but not required.
 
Is lunch provided on Saturday or Sunday?
No. There are built in lunch breaks and there are many restaurant options nearby the Shakespeare Theatre’s Sidney Harman Hall where the Speakers’ series is being held on Saturday and Sunday.
WHENFriday, April 22, 2016 at 5:30 PM – Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM (EDT) – Add to CalendarWHERE610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004 – View Map

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March 9th, 2016 by Cherry

The official Twitter account of Haven. New #Haven episodes every Thursday at 10.9c on @Syfy! (Tweets by @caroline_belle)

It’s been five years since SyFy premiered Haven and the twists and turns on the journey to the final episode has taken us on a crazy ride. The series based on ‘The Colorado Kid’ from Stephen King followed FBI agent Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) learning what’s going on in Haven, Maine a small town with BIG secrets. Over the years I’ve been able to interview the cast a few times and it was always such a pleasure to talk with them!

Geeking Out: Comic Con Interview with Eric Balfour SDCC Haven party  Haven star Lucas Bryant Haven star Emily Rose on the Red Carpet

HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON Mythology Refresher (YouTube)

HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON Mythology Refresher

They love their fans and working on the series filmed in Canada. When I heard the series was coming to an end like a lot of fans I was worried it would go out with a with no closure for those who’ve watched the series but eOne and Big Motion Picture gave us major dividends with our fan love! We were able to see the end and get the answers any fan wants from a beloved series. Now your able to keep Haven safe at home with major goodies in the final 4-disc set available at major retailers and online starting April 19, 2016.

 

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HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON presents hometown heroes Audrey, Nathan (Lucas Bryant), Duke (Eric Balfour) and Dwight (Adam Copeland), with challenges unlike any they’ve experienced before.  Across 13 action-packed final episodes, the town of Haven has been cut off from the rest of the world by a mysterious fog bank and is on its own.  Through journeys into the past, the future, and the very fabric between worlds, events in Haven hurtle towards a cataclysmic showdown.  Will the heroes be able to rid Haven of “the Troubles” forever, or will the town and its inhabitants continue to suffer the curse?  Watch and see as tensions rise, allegiances shift and in a harrowing closing chapter, the mystery of “Croatoan” is finally revealed.
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From leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), Haven is co-commissioned by Shaw Media in Canada and globally via Universal Networks International (UNI).
The creative team behind HAVEN includes executive producers John Morayniss (Rookie BlueRogue) from eOne Television and David MacLeod (Legends of the FallThe Ray Bradbury Theater) of Big Motion Pictures, who are joined by Lloyd Segan, Shawn Piller, Scott Shepherd (Stephen King’s The Dead ZoneGreek) of Piller/Segan/Shepherd and Matt McGuinness (Minority Report) and Gabrielle Stanton (The Flash).   The series was developed by Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn (Stephen King’s The Dead Zone). 
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HAVEN is produced by eOne and Big Motion Pictures in association with Piller/Segan/Shepherd and airs on Syfy in the US, Showcase in Canada and internationally on UNI’s multiple Syfy channels. eOne controls the worldwide distribution rights to the one-hour series.
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THIS APRIL, THE TOWN OF HAVEN HURTLES TOWARDS 
A CATACLYSMIC SHOWDOWN IN THE STARTLING 
FINAL EPISODES OF SYFY’S POPULAR SERIES 
 
HAVEN: THE FINAL SEASON
 
Street Date: April 19, 2016
Blu-ray/DVD SRP: $49.98/$39.98
 
The Loaded 4-Disc Set Features the Final 13 Broadcast Episodes, and Hours of Bonus Features Including a Mythology Refresher, 13″Inside Haven” Featurettes, Livestream Segments with the Cast & Crew,13 Commentary Tracks,  Interviews with Eric Balfour, Lucas Bryant, 
William Shatner, Adam Copeland and More!

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March 9th, 2015 by Cherry

Can I just say that I REALLY wish I was rich and had won the Lotto a few months ago? So many items that I grew up loving that I really really want to have in my collection. They have a lot of great items but here’s my curated list of dream collectibles that would make my life my world and my nerd geekette dreams come true. Especially the Leonard Nimoy signed photo with William Shatner now I’ll never meet Mr. Spock! My only comfort is that I’m going to the Star Wars celebration in a month. But the idea of even one of these pieces will be haunting my dreams!

William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy Signed Star Trek TOS Photo18William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy Signed Star Trek TOS Photo

14 in. x 11 in. black & white semi-glossy photo featuring Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock from Star Trek The Original Series, signed by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy.
Disney Star Wars Weekend 2004 Original Randy Noble Drawing21Disney Star Wars Weekend 2004 Original Randy Noble Drawing

Original blue pencil drawing by Disney artist Randy Noble for Star Wars Weekend 2004. The drawing plays homage to the iconic Star Wars poster with Min
Set of 3 Limited Edition Star Wars Lithographs Signed by Artist Dave Dorman 199622Set of 3 Limited Edition Star Wars Lithographs Signed by Artist Dave Dorman 1996Set of three 16 in. x 22 in. limited edition color lithograph featuring STAR WARS artwork by Dave Dorman. The artworks are entitled “Obi-Wan Ke…

Don Post Star Wars Darth Vader Collector Helmet Signed by Dave Prowse Twice23Don Post Star Wars Darth Vader Collector Helmet Signed by Dave Prowse Twice

Signed by Dave Prowse, who portrayed Darth Vader in the original trilogy, twice – on the forehead underneath the helmet and at the neck. In fine condition. From Private Collection.
Don Post Star Wars C-3PO Vintage 1977 Mask Signed by Anthony Daniels & Bill Malone24Don Post Star Wars C-3PO Vintage 1977 Mask Signed by Anthony Daniels & Bill Malone

Original vintage 1977 Star Wars C-3PO soft rubber mask by Don Post Studios. Signed by Anthony Daniels, who portrayed C-3PO in all six Star Wars films…
Don Post Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet Signed by Jeremy Bullock25Don Post Star Wars Boba Fett Helmet Signed by Jeremy Bullock

Star Wars Boba Fett mask/helmet, cast from the original mold by Don Post Studios. Signed on the left side of the helmet by Jeremy Bullock, who portray
Prop Replicator and Conceptual Art Print from Stargate SG-1 Episode "Small Victories"29Prop Replicator and Conceptual Art Print from Stargate SG-1 Episode “Small Victories”

Conceptual art print from Stargate SG-1 (MGM Television, 1997-2007) Art Department. Mounted with an original prop Replicator used during the production ….
Movie Sci-Fi & Fantasty AuctionOnline OnlyA collection of props & costumes from Sci-Fi and fantasy themed movies, ranging from TerminatorStar Trek and Starship Troopers to X-MenJurassic Park and Star Wars.Provenance: Private Collections

All items come with a Blacksparrow Auctions certificate of authenticity.

Click here to register and bid.

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February 23rd, 2014 by Cherry

NBC is going back to 2006 with their hit science fiction drama Heroes coming back for a mini-series in 2015.  Is NBC adding to its geek program and testing the waters with a fan favorite?

All the other networks have been garnering major success with science fiction shows from CW (which I call the new Sci Fi teen network) to ABC using their own fairy tale archives to reboot fantasy on the small screen.   But NBC was the network that I grew up watching with science fiction action and comedies that kept me tuning in every week.  I may not be the perfect person pondering this new extension of (what I’m sure they are hoping will be their own Star Trek) since I never found Heroes very appealing.  I think the tagline ‘Save the Cheerleader’ left me super cold because of my being a major nerd wallflower in high school so unpopular I didn’t even get teased (totally invisible).   I had friends who LOVED the show even those who had never given a thought to any of the Star Trek series, seen Blakes 7 and thought Doctor Who was a medical drama (the horror).  Since the show  is coming back I’ll have to watch old episodes to see if I want to jump on the heroes train since I have a suspicion it will be one wild ride especially with NBC’s plans to have a digital series.  I’ve watched a couple of their online series and they are always a great way to enrich the broadcasts.

#HeroesReborn

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May 21st, 2013 by Cherry

Review of Star Trek into Darkness but I won’t be seeing  you in the theater four times .. just twice!

 

 

I will not lie when I heard that Abrams was rebooting Star Trek I got worried/annoyed and well ready for disappointment especially since the cast didn’t really knock me out of my socks but I always admit when I’m wrong and I was wrong.  I LOVED the first Star Trek Jeff did so my expectations were pretty high with the new one especially with the cast addition of Benedict Cumberbatch (who I love NOT just because he’s gorgeous, has a posh British accent, stars in Sherlock .. AND he’s a great actor but mostly because he’s dreamy Brit gorgeous .. tee hee) who could be a villain or hero (he’s a villain).

I give the second film a solid ‘B’ it’s good for hardcore Trekkies (like myself) and easy to understand for those just learning about the Federation.  If you want to hear more about my thoughts on the film check out my youtube film review of Star Trek Into Darkness.

 

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

‎2hr 3min‎‎ – Rated PG-13‎‎ – Scifi/Fantasy/Action/Adventure‎
Director: J.J. Abrams – Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Anton Yelchin
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

 

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