Maybe SciFi Should End Shows More Often

The new recipe for ratings success at SciFi Channel? Final episodes, apparently, as last Friday's season/series conclusions of both Stargate Atlantis and Sanctuary brought in higher-than-usual audiences. Why do we love to watch things end? » 1/13/09 7:30am 1/13/09 7:30am

Sanctuary Gets Another Season

Good news, Amanda Tapping fans — her show about a safe haven for things that go bump in the night, Sanctuary » 11/14/08 9:30am 11/14/08 9:30am, has been renewed for another season on the Sci Fi Channel. So grab your green-screens and make-up, creatures, because it's time to get down and dirty with the gang and their terrible, horrible fake accents. []

Carnivorous, Aphrodisiac Tribbles Overrun the Sanctuary

Sanctuary » 11/08/08 3:00pm 11/08/08 3:00pm returned this week with another episode that was light on character development and heavy on the CG. And this week’s monsters are a set of deceptively cute, computer-generated puffballs that reproduce like super-powered rabbits and make everyone around them long to do the same. It sounds like a recipe for…

Sanctuary Triumphs By Reinventing Itself As Geek Noir

Sanctuary » 10/18/08 9:00am 10/18/08 9:00am totally redeemed itself last night with the best episode of its short run on the SciFi Channel. Dispensing with character development and CGI overload for the time being, the show focused on plot, spinning a noir-ish tale of men who can make themselves small enough to fit through any opening. You can fill in…

Amanda Tapping Orders Skeleton Genocide

This week's Sanctuary » 10/11/08 12:30pm 10/11/08 12:30pm followed up the premiere episode by murdering the skeletons of the Super Mario Bros. We're not sure who these crypt-soldiers are working for - our best guess would be Shredder - but the slaughter can be laid on the hands of Amanda Tapping's 157 year old (and spry) cryptozoologist and her…

Tonight's Sanctuary Premiere Is Green, But Green's Good

Sanctuary » 10/03/08 10:01am 10/03/08 10:01am, the new series from producers Damian Kindler and Martin Wood premieres tonight at 9 p.m. the SciFi Channel. Starring Amanda Tapping, the show concerns itself with all the creatures you were afraid to see in your bedroom when you opened those cute little eyes of yours. We got a sneak peak at the two-hour…

io9 Talks To Ben Browder And Amanda Tapping About Stargate's Legacy

We caught up with Stargate stars Ben Browder and Amanda Tapping at the Sci Fi/EW party at Comic-Con, and got a chance to ask them some fun questions. We talked to Browder about what it's like to embody the heroic archetype, and whether he'd ever want to play a supervillain. And Tapping told us the difference between… » 8/01/08 2:00pm 8/01/08 2:00pm

First Clip Of Firefly-Influenced Space Drama Venus Rises

The Sci Fi Channel chose the wrong online TV show when it bought Amanda Tapping's Sanctuary, judging from this exclusive new clip from the much grittier Venus Rises. Venus Rises is about the struggle between the working-class Venus and the wealthy Mars in a post-Earth future. In this clip, Sam and Kylara are exploring… » 2/20/08 2:40pm 2/20/08 2:40pm

Cate Blanchett Wants An Indiana Jones-Kebab

Cate Blanchett has totally evil hair as a Russian agent in the new Indiana Jones movie. Can Indy hold his own against Queen Elizabeth? Will her vicious wig block her peripheral vision and give him an advantage? Find out for yourself, below the fold. We also have the first details about season five of Stargate: Atlantis » 2/06/08 6:00am 2/06/08 6:00am

Direct-to-Web Show Is All Greenscreen

Can a hi-def sci-fi show succeed by going direct to the Web? Stage 3 Media is gambling that it can. In an interview at VIdFest in Vancouver, Stage 3 CEO Damien Kindler talks up the audacious gamble that is Sanctuary. Sanctuary is the highest budget direct-to-Web show ever, and the first show to be made entirely using… » 10/05/07 10:37am 10/05/07 10:37am