“12 Monkeys”: Interview with producer Travis Fickett The long road to get "12 Monkeys" on TV has been well worth it

12 Monkeys Unmake History

This week, 12 Monkeys co-creator and co-executive producer Travis Fickett chats with Summer about the 5-year journey to bring the series to production with Syfy, about being a fan of a number of other genre shows (including hopes that Constantine can join 12 Monkeys on Friday nights for both shows’ Season 2’s next year), and more.

Check out Twitter for Travis and writing partner & co-creator Terry Matalas, and definitely check out 12 Monkeys if you haven’t already started… the season finale will air on Friday April 10.

2015 Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival Chat with Mike Stackpole Get a preview of the Festival from the Scifi Track Program Director

IHSFF 2015

This week, Michael A. Stackpole joins Summer, Noah and Daren to talk about the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival, at the Scottsdale 101 Theaters March 26-April 2, running along with the Phoenix Film Festival.

Mike is the program director for the Scifi track, and he tells us about the many scifi short films he watched to curate the Shorts A and Shorts B track that viewers will be able to watch this year. He also talks about the features selections, and a couple that really wowed him.

Reviewing “Parallels” The new scifi thriller from Fox Digital delivers thrills, science fiction, and fun

Parallels from FOX Digital Studios

Parallels (the most recent outing from Fox Digital Studio) has an epic scope; innumerable parallel Earths all traversable using highly advanced technology hidden in a single building that’s been anchored in the exact same location to every existing world might remind long time scifi fans of the TV series Sliders, but traveling between parallel worlds is where any comparison ends.

Fortunately, the many questions raised by the movie seem to be leading us into a new online series, one that I am looking forward to watching.

Discussing “The Mourning” Digging deeper into an indie supernatural thriller

The Mourning

On this special Slice of SciFi episode, Summer, Tim Callender and Jill Heller review and discuss The Mourning, a supernatural thriller about the sudden return home of a man who 20 years earlier had been declared MIA and presumed killed during Desert Storm.

Warning: There are plenty of spoilers included in this discussion.

Our reactions to the movie were mixed and varied wildly, much of it arising from confusion about ambiguities in the story that might have been introduced to heighten the mystery but only managed to confuse the story points instead.

“The Mourning”: Interview with Director and Cast A group interview about making an indie supernatural thriller

The Mourning

This week on Slice of SciFi, Summer chats with some of the creative team behind The Mourning, a supernatural thriller about the sudden return home of a man who was declared MIA and presumed killed during Desert Storm, and the mystery surrounding where he’s been for 20 years and why he hasn’t aged a day since then.

Director and co-writer Marc Clebanoff, co-writer and lead actor Michael Walton, Dominique Swain and Brooke Lewis talk about how the story came about, and much more.

TV Talk: Spring Finales, Summer Starts, and On Demand Specials Watching way too much TV, but finding gems in unexpected places

Parallels from FOX Digital Studios

This week, Kevin Bachelder (Tuning Into Scifi Television) and Sean From Edwards (Flight Test Land) join Summer to discuss the spring genre television picks. Talk ranges from the season finales, spring premieres, and more.

Then, Summer and Sean review a new VOD movie from Fox Digital, Parallels. It raised many more questions than it answered, and that turns out to be a good thing in the end.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” Trailer #3 Released The newest trailer details Ultron's plans for humanity

Avengers: Age of Ultron

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Shop Talk: Discussing “Proxima” by Stephen Baxter This vast, sweeping space opera has captivated Tim and Jill

Proxima by Stephen Baxter

This week, Tim and Jill discuss “Proxima” by Stephen Baxter, the first novel in a new space opera epic by Stephen Baxter.

There is a spoiler-free overview and mini-review of the book at the top of the discussion, followed by a long detailed spoiler-filled examination and breakdown of the story, so pay attention to the spoiler warnings we mention before we cross that bridge, if you haven’t read the book yet and don’t want to be spoiled.

And for the record, Tim slides in his first Lensman mention less than 2 minutes in (you’re welcome, Gary!)