From July 1 through September 30, EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative.
Stitchers is ABC Family’s first procedural drama, and the lighter tone regarding the characters’ personal lives balances out the seriousness of the procedural aspects of solving murders, and the potentially darker mysteries surrounding the creators of the secret program — and Kirsten’s own past — grow deeper and more dangerous.
Discovery Family has acquired the US rights to the 26-episode series, Dream Defenders, from Tiny Island Productions. The series follows 14-year-old twins Zoey and Zane Mercer through their dual dimension adventures—in both the ‘Realworld’ of Meridian, and the fantastical universes of the ‘Dreamworld’.
This week, Jaime Murray chats with Summer about the challenges and changes facing Defiance in Season 3 (no spoilers). Jaime plays Stahma Tarr, who at the start of Season 3 is searching with her husband Datak Tarr for the missing members of their family, and picking up the pieces in the aftermath of devastation and the arrival of another alien race long-believed to have died out.
Jaime also talks about how the ritual baths became a thing, and wonders if Kevin Murphy might have some sort of fixation on water, since he did the same thing to her in Valentine, a short-lived series on The CW that he also created and produced.
From creator/executive producer Tim Kring, who imagined NBC’s original critically-acclaimed 2006 “Heroes” series, comes “Heroes Reborn,” an epic 13-episode event series that chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.
The new series is set to premiere September 24.
This week, Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville) chats with Summer about one of Syfy Channel’s newest space adventure series, Killjoys. Aaron plays John Jaqobis, one of a team of galactic bounty hunters, pursuing fugitives (called Warrants) throughout the Quad, a planetary system on the brink of a bloody class war. His character is a tough fighter but a peacemaker at heart, and in a pinch he can fix, fly or build just about anything.
While SpaceX is not affiliated with any commercial Hyperloop companies, it is taking a more direct approach to speeding up the process with the announcement of their plans to build a 1 mile long Hyperloop test track next to its headquarters and that it’s holding a competition next year to test Hyperloop pods.