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Smith, Vernon, Nankin, & Kreisberg Talk "Red Faction:Origins"

By Jamie Ruby

Red Faction: OriginsRed Faction: Origins, which premieres tonight, June 4th, on Syfy, is based on the popular video game franchise Red Faction. The story takes place between Red Faction Guerilla and the recently released Red Faction Armageddon.

The story follows Stargate Universe's Brian J. Smith as Jake Mason, officer in the Red Faction Militia, and son of Alec Mason (Robert Patrick), who originally led the Martian Colonies to their freedom twenty-five years ago. Jake's sister Lyra (Tamzin Merchant) was kidnapped twelve years ago, but after he discovers her to be alive he must try to reunite his family, even if his sister is no longer on their side.

The movie also stars Battlestar Galactica's Kate Vernon as The Matriarch, Danielle Nicolet as Tess De La Vega, Gareth David-Lloyd as Hale, and Devon Graye as Leo.

Red Faction: Origins was directed by Michael Nankin, and the screenplay was written by Andrew Kreisberg.

Smith, Vernon, Nankin, and Kreisberg recently sat down with the media to discuss their new film, airing tonight on Syfy.

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John Zaffis is the "Haunted Collector"

By Jamie Ruby and Kenn Gold
Written by Jamie Ruby


John ZaffisJohn Zaffis is what people would call a collector, and has been for more than thirty years. However, what he collects is not what one would expect. Zaffis collects objects that have been inhabited by paranormal spirits or engery. He is both a paranormal researcher and a demonologist. Each week on Syfy's new reality series Haunted Collector, Zaffis, along with his family, try to help people who are being haunted by something in their home.

Zaffis and his team use both hi-tech gear, such as audio and video recorders, EMF (Electro-Magnetic Field) meters, and FLIR cameras, and "low-tech" items, such as talcum powder and sea salt, to detect and contain supernatural activity or energy.

Zaffis works to identify what object is causing the problem and then removes it from their home and puts it in his paranormal museum in Connecticut, or buries it if need be, to neutralize the negative energy.

Haunted Collector airs Wednesdays at 9pm (ET/PT) on Syfy.

John Zaffis and the executive producer of Haunted Collector, Rick Sasson, recently talked to the digital media, including Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision and Kenn Gold of MediaBlvd, about his new reality series and his paranormal investigations.

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"Goodnight Burbank’s" Hayden Black and Laura J. Silverman

By Cody Deal

Goodnight BurbankHayden Black is a one man powerhouse in the world of New Media web series. Previously known for the viral hit, Abigail's Teen Diary, which featured Hayden in drag as a 13 year old with a disease making her look like, well, Hayden Black, for the comedy-horror The Occulterers, and for a previous incarnation of Goodnight Burbank done in 5 minute topical shorts, Hayden has re-launched the concept Goodnight Burbank as the first 30 min web comedy series, which is currently finishing up season one on Hulu. Black does it all, writing, acting, producing and marketing the series which also stars comedic genius, Laura J. Silverman. The series focuses on the local nightly news, and exactly what happens when the cameras cut away. The pair recently appeared on MediaBlvd Radio, where they were interviewed by MediaBlvd's team (Kenn Gold and Jamie Ruby), along with special celebrity co-host, Alighty Thor's Cody Deal.

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Exclusive: Jeff Davis on MTV's "Teen Wolf" Remix

Exclusive Interview with Jeff Davis
Interview by Jamie Ruby and AJ Grillo
Written by Jamie Ruby

Teen WolfMTV premieres it's newest remake this summer, Teen Wolf. The series stars Tyler Posey as new werewolf Scott McCall in the adaptation. He is joined by his potential love interest Allison Argent, played by Crystal Reed. Dylan O'Brien plays Scott's best friend, Stiles, and Tyler Hoechlin plays Derek Hale, the wolf who tries to help Scott with his new lifestyle. Other cast includes Holland Roden as Lydia Martin and Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore.

Creator and executive producer of the series, Jeff Davis, who is probably best known as the creative mind behind the television series Criminal Minds, sat down for an exclusive interview with Scifi Vision to talk about his newest series.

Davis first started writing screen plays when he was only sixteen. "I always said if I had a social life in high school I probably wouldn't be a writer. I started writing scripts, I actually wrote a novel in high school, which is bizarre. I went to USC for grad school, starting off in directing, and realized I didn't have any time to do what I really wanted, which was write. So I switched over to the screenwriting program at USC. Got my masters in screenwriting and was lucky enough to get a feature script optioned pretty much right after leaving. I worked and slaved in IT as a computer specialist for awhile, and then sold a couple of scripts to movies, was getting caught in development hell...

"But I was getting very frustrated that nothing was getting made. And I said to my agent, "Well they make stuff in TV. They have to; they have deadlines and air space to fill on their channels," so I had an idea for a TV show, and that became Criminal Minds. I've just kind of taken off from there."

Davis did not have trouble switching gears to work on Teen Wolf. "The funny thing is is I did Criminal Minds and that was a show about monsters as well, they were just human. And its moving from the suspense genre to a more horror comedy thriller type story. It's actually been a lot of fun for me as a writer to be able to transition from something pretty serious and dark to something a little more fantastic."

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Amy Bruni & Adam Berry Investigate Pearl Harbor on a special Ghost Hunters

By Jamie Ruby

Ghost HuntersWednesday, June 1st, marks the start of new reality series Haunted Collector, but first, Syfy will air a special episode of Ghost Hunters, where the team will be going to Hawaii for the first time, to investigate paranormal activity at the Pacific Aviation Museum in Pearl Harbor. The team will also be joined by special guest Josh Gates of Destination Truth.

Two members of the Ghost Hunting team, Amy Bruni, the only west coast TAPS core team member, and newest edition and winner of Syfy's Ghost Hunters Academy, Adam Berry, talked to the media last week to talk about the upcoming special episode at Pearl Harbor.

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"Red Faction: Origins" Press Release

The thrilling battle for Mars rages on and will only get more tense, as Syfy brings this epic video game to life on the screen.

Red Faction: Origins is based on the Red Faction video game series created by THQ and brings to the screen a thrilling plot twist as Red Faction Officer Jake Mason has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive. As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them…a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction. Read the full press release below:


SYFY AND THQ ORIGINAL MOVIE RED FACTION: ORIGINS TO PREMIERE ON SYFY SATURDAY, JUNE 4, AT 9PM (ET/PT)

ALL-STAR CAST LED BY BRIAN J. SMITH (STARGATE UNIVERSE), ROBERT PATRICK (TERMINATOR 2) AND KATE VERNON (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA)

RED FACTION ARMAGEDDON VIDEO GAME SET TO BE RELEASED MAY 31

New York, NY, and Agoura Hills, CA – April 15, 2011 – Part of a first-of-its-kind transmedia deal, the THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Syfy Original Movie Red Faction®: Origins™, based on the highly successful Red Faction® video game franchise, will premiere on Syfy Saturday, June 4, at 9PM (ET/PT), less than a week after the Red Faction® Armageddon™ video game is released.

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"Haunted Collector" Press Release

SYFY WILL PREMIERE NEW REALITY SERIES, HAUNTED COLLECTOR, FEATURING FAMILY OF PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS WHO HUNT DOWN HAUNTED OBJECTS

DEBUTS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, AT 9PM

Hit Series Hollywood Treasure Returns Wednesday, June 1, at 10PM

Special Episode of Ghost Hunters Kicks Off the Night at 8PM

New York, NY -- May 16, 2011 -- Ghosts and spirits inhabit more than just homes and buildings -- they can also possess objects. In the new Syfy reality series Haunted Collector, which will premiere Wednesday, June 1, at 9PM (ET/PT), a family of paranormal investigators hunt down haunted items bedeviling their owners.

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James Roday on "WWE Tough Enough" & Season 6 of "Psych"

By Jamie Ruby

James Roday James Roday is probably best known for his role of Shawn Spencer on the television series, Psych, which he has also written and directed for, but he has also previously worked on other series such as First Years, Providence, and more recently Love Bites. He has also done work in film, starring in Rolling Kansas, and appearing in other movies such as The Dukes of Hazzard and Gamer. He also cowrote the screenplay for the movie Skin Walkers.

Roday recently sat down with the digital media to discuss season six of Psych, as well as his upcoming part on USA Network's reality series, WWE Tough Enough.

Roday first studied theater in college and was lucky to get a break quickly after. "I went to NYU and studied theater. Somehow I made it through all four years and, you know, started the thing that you do when you’re done with college and horrified that real life is starting. I had a bartending job in New York, I got an agent a very tiny agency, and - that mostly represented opera singers, if I remember correctly.

"And started getting sent out, mostly television stuff, and you know I have one of those 1 in 100,000 stories where I actually got the first job that I auditioned for, which you know it was a TV Pilot, which sent me to L.A., which you know ultimately got me a much bigger agent, and then I was sort of off and running.

"It’s not the most popular story to tell in a room full of actors, but the truth is I got really, really lucky and I was very blessed and, you know, after about a year of living the life of a struggling actor in New York, I was in L.A. with a job. So...it kind of worked out for me."

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Contamination 2011 - The Sequel Adds to Lineup

Contamination 2011 Adds Candyman, Leatherface, Zombies, Original "Tron" Cast Member & a Playmate to Lineup
Tony Todd, Bill Johnson, "Day of the Dead" reunion, Dan Shor and Max Wasa join already impressive lineup of Horror, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Icons

St. Louis, MO – April 1, 2011 – Dyer Straits Productions (DSP) announce the newest additions to Contamination 2011 The Sequel: Tony Todd ("Candyman"), Bill Johnson (Leatherface in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2"), "Day of the Dead" Reunion with Gary Klar, Mark Tierno and Terry Alexander, Dan Shor (Ram in 1982's "Tron") along with Playboy Playmate Max Wasa. These celebrities join an already impressive lineup of icons at the highly anticipated follow-up to St. Louis' first horror, sci-fi and pop-culture convention all under one roof. The Sheraton Westport Chalet will host the event June 24th – 26th, 2011. Actor Eric Roberts and "The Boondock Saints" Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco are headlining the event.

Horror fans will also have a "Jason" (Kane Hodder, "Friday the 13th parts 7-10"), a "Michael Myers" (Brad Loree, "Halloween Resurrection"), and a "Super Freddy" (Michael Bailey Smith, "A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child") to meet. Sandahl Bergman and Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Davidson ("Conan the Barbarian") join Roger Corman's original "Fantastic Four" reunion (Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood, Michael Bailey Smith, Carl Ciarfalio & Joseph Culp). And musician G Tom Mac, who wrote the iconic Cry Little Sister from "The Lost Boys," will also perform live in concert with his band.

Fans will get a total "Celebrity" experience: a chance to meet the celebrities, get autographs and pictures and even have dinner with them...have access to a 24 hour movie room and a "Drive In" movie experience...rock out at a concert...compete for prizes at the costume contest...browse the dealer room... attend seminars...and party to their Contaminated hearts content at a cocktail party, a masquerade ball and a pool party!

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Contamination 2011 - The Sequel - Dates & Headliners Announced

Contamination 2011 The Sequel - Dates & Headliners Announced
Eric Roberts & "The Boondock Saints" Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco Headline Contamination 2011 – St. Louis' Only Horror, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention – June 24-26, 2011

(**Note that although not included in the press release, Cody Deal of "Almighty Thor" will also be in attendance according to the site**)

St. Louis, MO – November 10, 2010 – Dyer Straits Productions announce the dates and current headliners for Contamination 2011 The Sequel, their highly anticipated follow-up to St. Louis' first horror, sci-fi and pop-culture convention under one roof. The Sheraton Westport Chalet will host the event June 24th – 26th, 2011. Actor Eric Roberts and "The Boondock Saints" Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Dela Rocco will headline.

Eric Roberts, one of Hollywood's edgier, more intriguing characters, was most recently seen this summer in Sylvester Stallone's action hit "The Expendables." Among his numerous credits, too lengthy to mention, he had a memorable role in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" as Salvatore Maroni and is probably best known as "Paulie" in "The Pope of Greenwich Village." He has also been a recurring character on popular soap opera "The Young and the Restless" this year.

Cult favorites from "The Boondock Saints" and its sequel have been attracting long lines at conventions this year and will be a highly anticipated addition to the Contamination family for St. Louis fans. Sean Patrick Flanery, one half of the "McManus brothers," can be seen as "Bobby" in the latest in the "Saw" series, "Saw 3D." Appearing in numerous film and television series, Sean is probably best known for his roles in "Powder" and "The Young Indiana Jones" outside of his role as Conor McManus. Norman Reedus, the other half of the "McManus brothers," has a featured role as "Daryl Dixon" in the much buzzed about AMC series "The Walking Dead." "8MM," "Blade II," "The Notorious Bettie Page" and "American Gangster" are just a few of the many films and television projects he has on his resume. David Della Rocco made a name for himself as the unforgettable "Rocco" in "The Boondock Saints." A childhood friend of "The Boondock Saints" writer/director Troy Duffy, he is also a classically trained actor.

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Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!
Welcome! This is a place for those inspired by the strange, fantastic, and unknown. It is dedicated to those who share their talents with us and shine, whether it be on our televisions or on the silver screen. Here you will find interviews with celebrities, reviews from multiple genres, and other pop culture news and multimedia. While we originally started with a love for science fiction and fantasy, this site is no longer just for any one genre.Something you want to see featured here? Have your own site you'd like to see here? Don't hesitate to let us know!
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