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'Battlestar Galactica' Would Be "Fundamentally Different" Today, Cast Says at Comic-Con Reunion

In the lore of Battlestar Galactica, there was always something special about the number five. For 2017, two other numbers have pinged on the Dradis: two and 25.

For the second time this year, creator Ronald D. Moore and members of the Battlestar Galactica cast reunited together on stage to look back on the modern science-fiction classic. First appearing at the Atx Television Festival earlier this summer in Austin, the BSG crew joined forces again Thursday at San Diego Comic-Con, with cast members including Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck), Mary McDonnell (President Roslin), Grace Park (Boomer), Tricia Helfer (Six), Michael Trucco (Anders), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo)...
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Comic-Con 2017: Syfy’s Panel & Screening Schedule Includes Channel Zero: No-end House, Sharknado 5, Blood Drive

Syfy will have a huge presence at this year's Comic-Con, with special screenings of Channel Zero: No-End House and Blood Drive, as well as a plethora of panels, including Sharknado 5: Global Swarming:

Press Release: New York, NY – July 5, 2017 – As Syfy celebrates its 25th anniversary and its recent brand reboot, the network is headed to San Diego Comic-Con bigger and better than ever before. In addition to 15 Syfy series panels or screenings, the network is rolling out a host of events, activations and parties designed to leave no fan behind. And Syfy will once again extend the fun to fans nationwide, with a three-night live TV event, Syfy Live From Comic-con, hosted by Zachary Levi.

“San Diego Comic-Con is the pinnacle event of the year for sci-fi enthusiasts, and as the only network dedicated to the genre 24/7, we can’t wait to celebrate in a big way,” said Alexandra Shapiro,
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Monster-Movie Mayhem: ‘Jabberwock’ Review

Stars: Michael Worth, Tahmoh Penikett, Kacy Barnfield, Raffaello Degruttola, Steven Waddington | Written by Raul Inglis, Rafael Jordan | Directed by Steven R. Monroe

Twas brillig, and the slithy toves, did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, and the mome raths outgrabe. Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun, the frumious Bandersnatch!

Taking the classic nonsense Lewis Carrol poem Jabberwocky as its inspiration (the poem is referred to in the film as a song recited to children to frighten them) Jabberwock (orJabberwock: Dragon Siege to give the film its full title) is yet another in the line of low-budget dragon movies to be released straight to DVD in the UK (other dragon-based titles include Age of the Dragons, Dawn of the Dragon Slayer, Dragon Dynasty, Dragon Crusaders, and so on and so forth) and like
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Exclusive: Inaugural North Fork TV Festival Announces Screenings And Panels

The first-ever North Fork TV Festival has announced it will take place on Saturday, August 20 in Greenport, New York. Presented alongside SeriesFest, the festival will highlight upcoming indie television projects and aim to elevate and draw attention to the innovative minds of television executives, directors, writers and actors from around the globe. The festival is open to the public.

Read More: SeriesFest: How To Make an Indie TV Pilot

“New York is the center of so much of what we watch on TV these days, and we want New York to be the area that celebrates the independent producers who are creating much of that content,” said festival founder Noah Doyle in an official statement. “Each year more and more independent TV pilots are finding their way into our homes and into our lives. The North Fork TV Festival aims to bring that independently produced content to the greater New York media market.
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7 Great Independent Pilots from SeriesFest We Hope Become TV Series

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7 Great Independent Pilots from SeriesFest We Hope Become TV Series
The world of independent television is pretty chaotic right now, largely because, unlike the indie film scene, there’s no clear trajectory to success. Some shows threw all their money into shooting a pilot. Some shows have shot multiple episodes. Some shows have found alternate distribution opportunities already. Some shows remain unseen. All of them, though, want to go beyond their current status.

Read More: SeriesFest 2016 Winners Include Fan Fiction and Irish Crime

As an attendee of SeriesFest 2016, I had the opportunity to see a large percentage of the pilots screened as part of the independent pilot competition. Some of these pilots were not world premieres, but all of the ones I saw represented the impressive state of independent production today; where a shoestring budget can still produce content on a level equal to what you might watch on TV. Below are just a few of the pilots that impressed me most,
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SeriesFest 2016 Winners Include Fan Fiction and Irish Crime

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SeriesFest 2016 Winners Include Fan Fiction and Irish Crime
For the second year in a row, the Denver-based independent television festival SeriesFest has selected winners from its pool of 34 original pilots.

Read More: SeriesFest: There’s a Diy Way to Break into TV

Winning for Best Drama was “Farr,” a crime drama set in Northern Ireland (which also won the same prize at last fall’s ITVFest). Per the drama jury’s statement, “The pilot we would like to recognize is ‘Farr’ since we were invested in the characters and storyline. We can’t wait to see how it unfolds!”

Best Comedy was awarded to “Truth Slash Fiction,” which revolved around a teenage girl’s discovery of erotic fan fiction. According to the jury’s statement, “We decided to recognize work that exists as a true pilot – establishing a mood, conflicts, characters, relationships and an ongoing story that would make a compelling series. With our choices, we wanted to
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20 years ago today: ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ series finale aired

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20 years ago today: ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ series finale aired
It was 20 years ago today that The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s sixth and final season concluded on NBC. In an emotional finale, fans watched the Banks family move out of their home as they left for the East Coast, leaving Will behind in California to finish his college studies. He does everything he can to prevent the house from selling, but eventually it’s time to say goodbye. But not without one final Carlton Dance first. Other notable May 20 happenings in pop culture history: • 1957: Frank Sinatra recorded “Witchcraft” at Capitol Records. • 1970: The Beatles documentary Let It Be opened in U.K. theaters. • 1980: Kiss released Unmasked, the last studio album to feature the band’s original lineup until Kiss reunited in 1996. • 1982: The series finale of cop sitcom Barney Miller aired on ABC. • 1983: The Police released the single “Every Breath You Take.” • 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II opened in theaters.
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Painkillers DVD Review

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Painkillers DVD Review
Title: Painkillers Rlj Entertainment Director: Peter Winther Writer: Jason Groce, Kirk Roos, Peter Winther Cast: Tahmoh Penikett, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Erica Durance, Julia Voth, Colm Feore Running Time: 105 min Rated: Not Rated (Violence, Gore, Language) Special Features: None Available on DVD and Digital Video January 12, 2016 Major John Cafferty (Tamoh Penikett, Battlestar Galactica) leads a squad of soldiers into the mountains of Afghanistan in order to retrieve a top secret artifact. The mission turned into a bloody battle and the whole squad awakens in a military hospital, all suffering from amnesia. With therapy and drugs, the hospital’s chief Dr. Troutman (Colm Feore, The Borgias) tries to get the soldiers’ [ Read More ]

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Exclusive: Clip from Painkillers Starring BSG's Tahmoh Penikett [Clip]

Next week sees the release of Painkillers, the sci-fi action thriller starring "Battlestar Galactica" star Tahmoh Penikett and badass character actor Colm Feore.

The movie, directed by The Patriot director Peter Winther, stars Penikett as the leader of a military squad whose latest mission leaves them without memories while Feore plays a nefarious scientist (which, by the way, he's great at) who is running tests on the remaining squad members.

It's a fun little movie with some solid performances and I was pleased to have a chance to talk with Penikett about it before the holidays (take a listen to that interview here) and now we're ha [Continued ...]
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The Quietcast: Tahmoh Penikett Talks BSG, new movie Painkillers & Producing [Interview]

Just before we took a holiday break, I had a chance to speak with Tahmoh Penikett about his new movie Painkillers which will be available on DVD and VOD next week.

A sci-fi action thriller, Painkillers is directed by Peter Winther of The Patriot fame and stars Penikett as the leader of a military squad who wake up after a mission and find themselves in a military medical facility wi [Continued ...]
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Exclusive Clip: Painkillers, Those Behind The Glass Want To Know What Happened

The Canadian sci-fi flick Painkillers comes out on VOD and DVD in the U.S. on January 12th, thanks to Rlj Entertainment. We have an exclusive clip to share with you featuring two of our country's better known exports in the genre circles, Colm Feore and Tahmoh Penikett (BSG). Feore plays Dr. Troutman and he is interviewing Penikett, a U.S. Marine after his mission went all pear shaped. Painkillers tells the story of a squad of marines sent on a classified mission deep in the war-torn mountains of Afghanistan, but when they find the mysterious item they were sent for... it's not what they were expecting.  The next thing they know, Major Cafferty (Penikett) and the surviving squad members wake-up in a military medical facility with no memory...

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Sdcc trailer for sci-fi fantasy comedy Riftworld Chronicles

Ahead of its premiere next week, CBC has released a trailer for Riftworld Chronicles, the sci-fi/fantasy comedy starring Tahmoh Penikett (Man of Steel, Battlestar Galactica) and Erin Karpluk (Being Erica); check it out here…

Riftworld: Chronicles follows Alar of Caer Caladh (Tahmoh Penikett), who is stuck in Toronto after one of his spells goes awry. He teams up with struggling journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help get him back home. Hunted by a fantastical foe, they try to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds – and their fates – together.

The series begins with a portal opening in a desolate alley in downtown Toronto, where Alar steps out to a foreign world – Earth. Clearly lost, he tries to use his powers to cast a teleport spell, to no avail. Fascinated by this new dimension, he seeks out a palace only to meet Kim, a savvy up-and-coming journalist, who is
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Wizard Stranded On The Streets Of Toronto. Check Out The Riftworld Chronicles Trailer!

Dollhouse star Tahmoh Penikett takes up his cloak and staff but sadly loses his magical powers whilst roaming the streets of Toronto in upcoming CBC backed fantasy web series Riftworld Chronicles. And sadly it turns out that Canada is a hard place to follow the ways of magic.Riftworld: Chronicles follows Alar of Caer Caladh (Tahmoh Penikett), who is stuck in Toronto after one of his spells goes awry. He teams up with struggling journalist Kim (Erin Karpluk) to help get him back home. Hunted by a fantastical foe, they try to solve the mystery of what binds their worlds -- and their fates -- together.  The series begins with a portal opening in a desolate alley in downtown Toronto, where Alar steps out to a...

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Comic Con 2015 Friday Schedule

Comic Con 2015 Friday Schedule
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Friday, July 10. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.

10:00am - 11:00am - Inside The Big Bang Theory Writer's Room

The Big Bang Theory writers once again open the curtain and take you behind the scenes of TV's #1 comedy. From huge guest stars to the shocking moments in the season finale (Was that a ring, my Precious? Will what happened in Vegas stay in Vegas?), find out what it takes to make the hit series each week. Join the show's executive producers and writers
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Superman Gets Mean in First Clip for Justice League: Gods and Monsters

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The DC Universe's next animated film, Justice League: Gods and Monsters is hitting blu-ray next month, but before it hits, you can check out the first clip from the film, showing how the alternate reality team handles the world...

I'm very excited to see what Justice League: Gods and Monsters has to offer. It's a very different take on the heroes we all know and love, and DC's animated films are almost always impressive and fun to watch. So this little adventure should be interesting indeed, especially based on this first clip:

Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to the popular DC Universe Original Movies with his unique new vision of a Justice League you’ve never seen before. "Justice League: Gods & Monsters" features a Superman born of General Zod’s blood, a Batman with a healthy dose of bat in the man, and a Wonder Woman rising from the ranks of the New Gods.
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The Portal, Riftworld Chronicles and fan support

Here's how short fantasy film The Portal, starring Tahmoh Penikett, was turned into TV series Riftworld Chronicles...

A not so very long time ago, in this galaxy, in those geeky communities where the card-carrying members of the geek clubs congregate, a trailer was making its rounds for a certain short film. Entitled The Portal,” it starred Tahmoh Penikett (of Supernatural and Battlestar Galactica fame, thus upping the geek factor some more) and promised an intriguing premise: the dimension-travelling wizard Alar (played by the aforementioned Penikett) accidentally ends up in our magic-less, technology-full world, and attempts to navigate it. Hilarity, naturally, ensues. Fans watched the trailer, shared, liked, commented, and demanded, when do we get to see the damn thing?

Tempers grew. Frustrated keysmashes occurred. The question was repeated again and again. Supernatural aired some more episodes with Penikett, and everyone wanted to see the charming and adorably clueless Alar battle
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Strategic Partners Inaugural Project Exchange with Mexico's Los Cabos International Film Festival

Strategic Partners, a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival, has announced the producers selected to participate as part of the inaugural project exchange with Mexico’s Los Cabos International Film Festival and Brazil’s RioContentMarket, in addition to an incredible line-up of producers and projects. As part of a two year spotlight on Latin America, one Mexican producer with a feature film in development and one Brazilian producer with a television project in development have been invited to participate at Strategic Partners 2014, September 11 - 14 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A Canadian feature film in development will then be selected from this year’s Strategic Partners to participate at Los Cabos International Film Festival, November 11 - 14, 2014. Additionally, a Canadian television project in development looking for Brazilian co-production partners will be chosen to attend RioContentMarket, February 2015. This initiative is sponsored by the Canadian Media Production Association.

Producer and co-founder of the Mexican production company Agrupación Caramelo Cinematografica, April Shannon, has been selected to participate in this year’s Strategic Partners from Los Cabos International Film Festival. Shannon’s impressive career includes working as producer on Bernardo Arellano’s "Between Night and Day" as well as production manager on James Franco’s "The Broken Tower." Shannon recently produced Arellano’s second feature "The Beginning of Time," now in post-production, to be released in late 2014. Shannon will bring the dark thriller "Franco’s Night" to Strategic Partners with production slated for 2015 in Mexico.

Brazilian producer Marcelo Galvão has been selected from RioContentMarket’s esteemed alumni of 2014. Galvão established production company Gatacine in 2001 and has since directed six features including "Farewell," "La Rina and Bellini"and the "Devil." He has won over 50 renowned awards including Best Film at the Gramado Film Festival, Best Director at the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival and Best Screenwriter at Paulína Film Festival (Brazil) among many others. Galvão will bring the highly anticipated television miniseries, The Gardener, to this year’s Strategic Partners.

“Ushering in the very first project exchange with producers April Shannon and Marcelo Galvão sets the bar incredibly high and truly complements the illustrious roster of delegates we will have at this year’s events,” says Strategic Partners Director, Laura Mackenzie. “The results couldn’t have been more ideal and I look forward to continuing our newly founded relationships with Los Cabos International Film Festival and RioContentMarket.”

A snapshot of the producers and 108 projects slated for Strategic Partners 2014:

"Prisoner’s Dilemma," (Feature Film, Sci-Fi Noir Thriller): Rebecca Knapp, The Content Providers/Dark Engine (UK), Director: Mark Anthony Galluzzo (RSVP), Attached: Lynn Collins ("X-Men Origins: Wolverine")

"Give Me Your Hand" (Feature Film, Romantic Comedy): Mariela Besuievsky, Tornasol Films (Spain), Director: Maria de Medeiros ("April Captains", "Je t’aime, moi non plus"), screenplay by Alicia Luna and Maria de Medicos

"Las Elegidas," (Feature Film, Drama): Marta Núñez Puerto, Canana (Mx), Director: David Pablos, ("The Life After")

"Dreamland,"(Feature Film, Fantasy): Amber Ripley, Foundation Features (Cad), Director: Bruce McDonald ("The Tracey Fragments," "Pontypool"), Attached: Stephen McHattie ("Watchmen," "300")

"Buzz Me," (Feature Film, Comedy): Raj Panikkar, Fifth Ground Entertainment (Cad), Director: Ken Girotti ("Vikings," "Orphan Black")

"A Prayer Before Dawn," (Feature Film, Action): Sol Papadopoulos, Roy Boulter, Hurricane Films (UK), Attached: Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy)

"The Sandman" (Feature Film, Horror): Daniela Tully, Shivertown Road (USA/Germany), Director: Dario Argento ("Philomena," "Opera"), Attached: Iggy Pop ("Trainspotting")

"The Portal," (TV Fiction, Fantasy): Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith, First Love Films (Canada). Director: Jonathan Williams ("The Portal"), Attached: Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica, Bomb Girls, Supernatural), Erin Karpluk (Being Erica)

"Are We A Bus" (TV Fiction, Comedy Drama): Mark Montefiore, New Metric Media (Canada), Show-runner: Daegan Fryklind (Bitten)

"Orovida" (TV Fiction, Romance): Mariela Besuievsky, Tornasol Films (Spain) - based on the novel by Yael Guiladi (portraying a passionate story of forbidden love at a time when an interracial liaison could result in death)

"Guardian Council" (TV Fiction, Procedural Drama): Carlos Andrade, Visom Digital (Brazil). Director: Rudi Lagemann ("Angels of The Sun")

A stellar line-up of some of the world’s most influential production companies will descend upon Halifax this fall including:

Sepia Films ("A Shine of Rainbows") - Canada

Blue Ice Pictures ("Nebraska") - Canada

Sienna Films ("Titanic") - Canada

Amaze Film + TV ("Call Me Fitz") - Canada

10x2y inc. ("The Samaritan") - Canada

Alazraki Entertainment ("Nosotros Los Nobles") - Mexico

Axman Productions ("Corn Island") - Czech Republic

Easy There Tiger ("Julie & Juila") - USA

Pampa Films ("The Games Maker") - Argentina

Utopia Group ("The Dead Man and Being Happy") - Argentina

Sikhya Entertainment ("The Lunchbox") - India

Each year, top Canadian and international industry players, including producers, investors, sales agents, funding agencies, broadcasters and distributors are selected to attend Strategic Partners. Offering over 1,000 pre-scheduled 1-2-1 meetings, co-production focused roundtable sessions, cutting edge panels, visionary keynote speakers, and screenings and receptions – Strategic Partners is a convergence of talent and innovation, producing tangible results.

For program updates and information on all things co-production, you can now follow the newly developed Strategic Partners presence on social media:

Twitter: [At]SPcopromarket Facebook: www.facebook.com/atlanticfilmfestivalstrategicpartners Youtube: www.youtube.com/atlanticfilmdotcom

About Strategic Partners: An International Film, Television and Digital Co-Production Market The Atlantic Film Festival’s Strategic Partners is one of the world’s preeminent co-production/co-financing markets focusing on feature film, TV and web based fiction. Strategic Partners offers an intimate, organized forum for projects looking for financing as well as those still at an early stage, looking for the right partner.

Over the past 17 years, Strategic Partners has established itself not only as a one of a kind co-production market, but also as a cutting edge, intimate environment that delivers solutions to existing and foreseeable industry challenges. The intelligence and program offered at Strategic Partners is developed over many months of research into current global issues. However, this information is only a complement to Strategic Partners’ primary function – to build, establish and nurture relationships between producers and their partners. Strategic Partners is a part of the Atlantic Film Festival family of programs. Today’s Atlantic Film Festival is now a year-round celebration, growing beyond our eight-day cornerstone event in September to include: ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth, the Aff Outdoor Film Experience, and Strategic Partners. Learn more Here
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‘Supernatural’ Season 9 Finale Delivers a Game-Changing Twist

[This is a review of the Supernatural season 9 finale. There will be Spoilers].

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What may very well be the penultimate season of Supernatural has come to an end, leaving a lengthy wait before the CW pairs its return with The Flash this upcoming fall season. Castiel’s army attacks; Metatron attempts to take over Earth; and Dean shows everyone what happens when he gets really angry.

In this week’s finale episode, “Do You Believe in Miracles?,” written by showrunner Jeremy Carver, the power of the First Blade continues to consume Dean (Jensen Ackles), while Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett) joins in on the fight to stop Metatron’s (Curtis Armstrong) takeover of Heaven and Earth. When Sam (Jared ...

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Supernatural, Ep. 9.21, “King of the Damned” removes a key Winchester antagonist

Tahmoh Penikett, Misha Collins

Supernatural, Season 9, Episode 21: “King of the Damned”

Written by Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming

Directed by P.J. Pesce

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on The CW

Throughout the season, there has been two wars for power, as Abaddon has threatened Crowley’s position as the ruler of Hell, while Metatron has set himself up as Angel enemy number one by tossing everyone out of Heaven. With Castiel reluctantly taking up the mantle of resistance leader, Metatron no longer remained uncontested, while Abaddon continued to pose the biggest threat to the world and the Winchesters. This week’s episode sees major blows delivered on both wars, in a compelling outing that sees a key Angel potentially switch sides.

Castiel and Gadreel forming an uneasy alliance is a fascinating development. Since Gadreel was revealed to be falsely residing in Sam, it has been clear that the Angel
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