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20 Of The Coolest Aliens From Pop Culture

6/7/2014 9:00am EDT
20 Of The Coolest Aliens From Pop Culture
We have a fundamental obsession with the idea that aliens exist. In all probability they do - but we've got no actual idea what they might look like, sound like, think like or smell like. And if there's one thing the human mind does when it's not sure about something - it's create an identity from scratch. And that's what some of our most prolific directors and writers have done with some of the most beloved science fiction series in pop culture.

The result is a near infinite library of alien species that could very well be more extravagant than anything nature can produce. This library of...

9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film

4/30/2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film
More often than not, a popular television series will be capitalized upon in a quick-release feature film that often becomes a forgotten fragment of an actor or actresses work. But, there are even fewer great television series that are based on a movie. In fact there are so few that 9 was the magic number for this list. A great television series has to capture the audience's attention and make them want to tune in weekly, despite the myriad of choices they have. These in particular, did the job and well.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series and Film)

There are very few people who recall th...

Getting Acquainted With Versatile Actress Elyse Levesque

7/28/2013 3:10pm EDT
Elyse Levesque
From space to small, scenic towns, the present to the past, you can find Elyse Levesque pretty much anywhere. BFTV recently caught up with the talented Canadian actress, who can now be seen in the Hallmark Channel original series Cedar Cove, to find out more about her diverse resume - and her surprising extracurricular activity.

Although she's been working for years, she doesn't necessarily believe she's 'made it' as an actress. "I don't know if I've even had that moment yet," Elyse told us. "I still feel like I haven't quite reached that point yet in my career. I'd probably have to say th...

5 Best And 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations

9/4/2012 2:07pm EDT
Friday Night Lights
A Beverly Hills Cop TV show seems like a sure-fire hit, especially with Eddie Murphy involved. However, it's not as easy as it seems to make a great film into a recurring TV series. Here are the 5 Best and 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations:


The Odd Couple: Originally based on a play, the film (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) would be the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1968. The show would find similar success; the episode "Password" is ranked #5 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall would share three Emmys between them for their work....

'Stargate Atlantis' Movie Shelved 'Indefinitely'

1/2/2011 4:15pm EST
Stargate Atlantis
A planned big screen adaption of Stargate Atlantis has been shelved "indefinitely" following the cancellation of sci-fi TV show Stargate Universe earlier this month.

The series, a spin-off from popular 1994 film Stargate, will come to an end in the spring, and the axing of the show appears to have put plans for a movie on hold.

TV show Stargate Atlantis aired from 2004 to 2009.

In a post on his blog, executive producer Joe Mallozzi reveals, "I'm sorry to say, but the cancellation puts the brakes on whatever progress the SGA movie had made in the past month.

"Contrary to what some may th...

Everything Geeky: Sci-Fi Shows You May Have Missed

11/4/2009 2:50pm EST
After watching the premiere of "V" last night, I was starting to wonder if Sci-Fi is going to make a real comeback into the spotlight. Let's face it, the popularity of this genre has risen in the past few years. It is no longer just the diehard Trekkies that care about Spock and Kirk, but the newcomers swarming after J.J. Abrams' reboot.

With shows like "Lost" and "Heroes" gaining notice on major television networks and the critical acclaim of "Battlestar Galactica," the stereotypes of typical "sci-fi nerds" is starting to wear off. In its place are people who never cared about phasers ...

Slideshow: Meet The Cast of FOX's Critically Acclaimed 'Glee'

11/4/2009 10:00am EST
The Cast of Glee
Have you met the cast of Glee yet? This diverse group of oddballs is not only fun and entertaining but completely contagious. The shows rabid base of viewers has also taken to downloading their songs. Recently their rendition of 'Don't Stop Believin' went gold with over 500,000 downloads for that song alone and now an album "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" is available as well.

Take a minute to meet the cast and tune into FOX Wednesdays 8/7c.

Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri:

Jessalyn Gilsig had the distinction of simultaneously starring in two of television’s most acclaimed drama series: Golde...

Best Film & TV About Alien Invasions

8/17/2009 2:39pm EDT
For centuries human beings have considered the world beyond Earth and wondered if there was life outside of what we know. There have been essays, books, movies, television, and plenty of conspiracy theories about the existence of aliens or extraterrestrial life.

In the past 50 years or so pop culture has been fascinated by this idea and what would happen if the alien nation found its way to our Earth. Would they be like Star Trek, some hostile and some friendly to humankind? Or would they be like Aliens and plan to tear the flesh off our bones?

With ABC bringing back a TV series abo...

Stargate SG-1: Children Of The Gods Blasts Onto DVD July 21

7/4/2009 9:51am EDT
Stargate SG-1: Children Of The Gods on DVD
Re-mastered. Re-cut. Re-imagined… Remarkable! The thrilling pilot episode of television's longest running Sci-Fi series is available to own on DVD. With exclusive special features and masterful fine-tuning from series Executive Producer Brad Wright, "Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods" Final Cut is the ultimate realization of the series' iconic launch. Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping) join a formidable Stargate team on a mission to Abydos to defeat fierce warriors led by the vicious Ra. With the threat of the brutal Gou'ald hanging over the galaxy, the t...

Best Space Movies

6/12/2009 9:53am EDT
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...

Explore The Lost City In The Final Season Of 'Stargate: Atlantis', On DVD June 30

6/3/2009 3:22pm EDT
Stargate: Atlantis
Travel through the Stargate as the ultimate and final season of the adrenaline-driven, intriguing space drama, Stargate: Atlantis Season Five arrives as a five-disc DVD collection June 30 from MGM Home Entertainment.

From award-winning Executive Producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, the fifth and final season continues to deliver out-of-this world excitement and amazing adventures with exceptional visuals chronicling the voyage of the Atlantis team in the Pegasus galaxy. Members of the Atlantis expedition encounter new challenges, as Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo; "Star Trek: V...

Slideshow: 'General Hospital' Hotties

8/29/2008 2:03pm EDT
General Hospital
Elegant. Radiated. Striking. These are just some of the words to describe the following actors and actresses who have starred on the fashionable and stylish soap opera General Hospital.

Some of these "hotties" still star on "GH" and others have made brief appearances or cameos, but one thing's for sure they're all Hot, Hot, Hot.

Kelly Monaco

Character:Samantha 'Sam' McCall

Recent project: First-season champion on Dancing With the Stars

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Nikki Cox

Character:Gina Williams

Recent project:Stars on the T.V. Show Las Vegas


Review: 'Stargate SG-1' & 'Battlestar Galactica' At Comic Con

8/4/2008 9:11am EDT
Stargate SG-1
"Stargate SG-1" is one of the most successful science fiction series of all time, stretching over various different industries: movie, television, book, and toy. There are some that claim it has surpassed even "Star Trek" in popularity. Based off the movie "Stargate," it boasted five seasons on Showtime and the remaining five seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel. It spawned one spin off series "Stargate Atlantis" and now two made-for-tv movies. The newest one, "Stargate Continuum" was released on July 29, just a few days after the San Diego Comic Con in which it was premiered and given its own pan...

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' Soundtrack Set For August 12 Release

8/2/2008 3:30pm EDT
Star Wars Clone Wars
The theatrical release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars - the first-ever animated feature from Lucasfilm Animation and the newest chapter in the ongoing Star Wars Saga - will be accompanied by a deluxe 67-minute soundtrack album package (with exclusive fold-out poster) that will be available at all physical and digital outlets starting August 12th through Sony Classical.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will contain the iconic main theme by John Williams, followed by more than 30 separate music cues composed by Kevin Kiner. Kiner is known for his work on suc...

'Stargate: Atlantis' Season Four Lands On DVD July 8; Win A Copy!

7/4/2008 12:00pm EDT
Stargate: Atlantis
Explore the limits of an uncharted galaxy when Stargate: Atlantis Season Four plunges onto DVD July 8, 2008 from MGM Home Entertainment. Created from the legacy of Stargate SG-1, the longest-running, scripted, made-for television science fiction series in U.S. broadcasting history, Stargate: Atlantis recently received the 2008 People's Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi Television Series. In Season Four, SG-1's Award- Winning star Amanda Tapping crosses over as the new leader, joining the Atlantis cast as television's favorite astrophysicist Commander Sama...

'Firefly,' 'Blade Runner' Top Sci Fi 'Visions For Tomorrow' Poll

6/17/2008 11:40am EDT
SCI FI's Visions For Tomorrow conducted a "Top Things To Read, Watch, And Do To Save The World" online poll to discover which works of science fiction film, television, and literature resonate most with people and the courses of action they inspire. Visions for Tomorrow is a public affairs initiative utilizing the power of science fiction to positively impact the future.

As evidenced by the nearly 20,000 who cast their vote, science fiction's influence on popular culture is undeniable. Crowning the lists are: Blade Runner, the film depicting a dystopian Los Angeles in the year 2019; Ge...

'Stargate Infinity' The Complete Series Is On DVD

5/27/2008 6:30pm EDT
Stargate: Infinity
A generation after the SGC first stepped through the alien device known as the Stargate, the universe has become a much different place. The war with the evil parasitic Goa'uld is won. The once top-secret Stargate Command and its work have been declassified, and beings from other worlds are living and working among us.

But now there's a new threat from a warrior race known as the Tlak'kahn, and when SGC veteran Major Gus Bonner is convicted of a war crime he didn't commit, he must lead a group of young SGC cadets through the Stargate to protect the life of an Ancient from their hostile...

TV Stars We'd Like To See On The Big Screen

3/6/2008 2:34pm EST
Stephen Colbert
Television. It's a compelling medium in itself - but also frequently acts as a launching pad for actors chasing big screen dreams. To think that full-fledged movie stars like Tom Hanks, Jennifer Aniston, George Clooney, and Katherine Heigl all got their big breaks on television shows. So, who should the next TV-turned-movie star be? Here's our Top 10 List to get you thinking.

10. Morena Baccarin. Beauty meshed with an all-around intriguing persona should make Morena Baccarin a natural pick for big film projects. Yet, somehow she's flown largely under the radar, instead developing a str...

'Stargate Atlantis' To Begin Production On Season 5

2/5/2008 1:17pm EST
Stargate Atlantis
SCI FI Channel's Stargate Atlantis will begin production later this month on its fifth original season. The new 20-episode season will include the series' benchmark 100th episode. Produced and distributed by MGM Television, "Stargate Atlantis" is filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

As Atlantis speeds toward its centennial episode, the Stargate universe promises new and surprising developments. The status quo is shaken following the events of season four (currently airing on SCI FI, Friday nights at 10 p.m.) some cherished friends are lost, others are found. New alliances are forged while new ...

Sci Fi Orders Full Season Of New Live-Action/CGI Scripted Drama 'Sanctuary'

2/2/2008 8:43am EST
Amanda Tapping
The SCI FI Channel has ordered a full 13-episode season of the new original, scripted drama series "Sanctuary." The program is the first television series using live-action actors against mostly virtual sets and makes the leap to television from the Internet where it began as the World's first high-definition sci-fi Web series.

In the one-hour drama, Amanda Tapping (Stargate's Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) stars as the enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus who, along with her young protg, Will Zimmerman, played by Robin Dunne, are on a quest to track down, aid and protect all manner of strange creatu...

Celebrity Birthdays, December 9

12/9/2007 3:00am EST
Felicity Huffman
Happy Birthday to Green Day drummer Tre Cool (1972), Wallflower Jakob Dylan (1969), WWE wrestler/Olympian Kurt Angle (1968), violinist Joshua Bell (1967), Desperate Housewife Felicity Huffman (1962), entertainer Donny Osmond (1957), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" actor John Malkovich (1953), "Star Trek TNG"'s 'Lt. Commander Worf' actor Michael Dorn (1952), singer/songwriter Joan Armatrading (1950), nine-time NFL Pro-Bowler Dick Butkus (1942), "Stargate SG-1" actor Beau Bridges (1941), English actress Judi Dench (1934), talk show host Morton Downey, Jr. (1933; d. 2001), screenwriter/...

Starpulse Holiday Gift Guide: TV Goodies

11/23/2007 12:19pm EST
Gilmore Girls
With no end to the writer’s strike in sight, viewers are going to be stuck with dozens of repeats and reality shows. Blech. One way to battle the TV blues is to turn to DVDs for entertainment. The holidays are quickly approaching, so it’s perfect timing to watch, buy, or put on your wish list some of your favorite TV shows while waiting for new episodes to air.


Have you had a chance to catch the new CBS drama “Moonlight?” If you’re a new vampire voyeur, or a longtime fan of the fanged persuasion, the “Angel” 30-disc collector’s DVD set is a must-see. The collection feature...

Starpulse Names The Best Sci-Fi On TV

11/6/2007 10:38am EST
While most of us might enjoy watching a good primetime drama show like "Law & Order," "CSI" or "Grey's Anatomy" we cannot forget that there are also some amazing sci-fi shows currently playing on television.

Current Sci-Fi

One of those wonders is "Stargate Atlantis" (Sci-Fi channel, Friday 10/9central) which is a spin off of "Stargate SG-1." The show has run for four seasons and has been renewed for yet another thrilling fifth season. As the team of explorers gets used to their new leader Col. Samantha Carter, who has been reassigned from "SG-1," we also see them in continued tur...

'Stargate Atlantis' Is Renewed

10/25/2007 9:00am EDT
Stargate Atlantis
SCI FI Channel has renewed its hit original series Stargate Atlantis for an all-new 20-episode fifth season. One of television's most action-packed adventure hours, Atlantis' success continues the legacy of one of television's most successful franchises.

The show's sister series, Stargate SG-1, ran for a record-breaking 10 consecutive seasons unprecedented for any sci-fi series.

Produced and distributed by MGM Television, Stargate Atlantis is set to resume production in early 2008.

Big Screen To Little Screen: Some Series Shine Will Others Fail

10/22/2007 12:56pm EDT
Often we don’t realize that our favorite TV shows began as vehicles on the big screen. Many of television’s best programs started that way. Then again, so did some of the worst.

In 1974, Ellen Burstyn starred in the Oscar awarded Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The movie was such a success that it was turned into “Alice,” complete with Vic Tayback as Mel. Unfortunately, it was Polly Holiday who made the sitcom a success. By the time she left the show and was replaced in 1980 by the original Flo, Diane Ladd, the damage had already been done. The series soon met its demise.

In 1992...

New TV On DVD, Oct. 9

10/9/2007 8:00am EDT
CSI: New York
Primetime drama CSI: New York follows Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes) as they crack cases using evidence they uncover at crime scenes. Season three is now on DVD. Also in stores: season two of Everybody Hates Chris, Girlfriends, and Family Ties; season seven of Murder, She Wrote; Stargate SG-1 the complete series; and Roots the complete collection.

Season 3 Of The Fan Favorite Sci-Fi Series 'Stargate: Atlantis' Surfaces On DVD Sept. 18

8/29/2007 8:15pm EDT
Stargate: Atlantis
Los Angeles, CA - From the longest consecutively running sci-fi series ever, Stargate SG-1, comes its thrilling spin-off, Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, splashing onto DVD on September 18 from MGM Home Entertainment. For the first time MGM is releasing the complete previous season of "Stargate: Atlantis" on DVD before the premiere of the next season allowing fans to catch up on their favorite episodes. Set in the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy built millions of years ago by the most advanced race in the Stargate Universe, an adventurous expedition ensues, overflowing...

New TV On DVD, July 24

7/24/2007 8:00am EDT
In Weeds, Mary-Louise Parker stars as Nancy Botwin, the soccer mom who had to learn how to deal pot after the death of her husband. Now her business is a hit. But keeping up with the neighbors in this suburban utopia isn't easy. She's joined up with a few of her closest friends, and together they're facing life's highs and lows - because even in paradise, nobody's perfect. Season 2 is on DVD. Also in stores: Stargate SG-1 season 10, Tales From The Crypt season 6, and "Benson" season 1.

Sci Fi's Development Slate Delivers Mix Of Fantasy, Mythical Adventures & Superpowered Comedy

7/16/2007 10:43am EDT
Ben Browder
Sci Fi's 2007/2008 original programming roster will feature new offerings from the critically-acclaimed, hit series Battlestar Galactica and collaborations with top-tier creative talent such as Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers, Michael Shoemaker, Thomas Jane, Steve Niles, Ben Browder and Andrew Prowse.

From mythical landscapes and dangerous gods to quirky animated comedies and thoughtful explorations of new worlds, SCI FI's original programming remains unmatched in its reputation for innovative, high quality entertainment.




Richard Dean Anderson Joins Cast of 'Stargate: Continuum'

3/21/2007 11:01am EDT
Richard Dean Anderson in Stargate SG-1
Richard Dean Anderson will be reprising his role as General Jack O'Neill for the upcoming movie Stargate: Continuum. Anderson will join cast members Ben Browder (Stargate SG-1's Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell) and Amanda Tapping (Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) in shooting on location in the sub-zero climate of the Arctic where the production is working in collaboration with the U.S. Navy's Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station (APLIS).

In addition to the frigid outdoor environments, the filming will also involve U.S. Navy submarine USS Alexandria (SSN-757). Among the most visually stunning...