The 'Star Trek' franchise has become a curious fish, what with the entirety of its 5-series canon being rebooted by J.J. Abrams' ongoing film series, while still keeping some tangential connections. With Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and Benedict Cumberbatch now off on their own adventures through the galaxy, is there any room to return to the classic 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' universe? One star certainly seems to think so.
Whereas just hours ago, Syfy announced that it had at least five new reality series greenlit for production now at the 2012 Upfront event they've announced their largest development slate to date, with a whopping twenty-eight new series. But of the order, how many of them will actually make it to air?
Sunrise, sunset. Whereas earlier today the bad-ass WonderCon footage and trailer of 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel "Blood & Chrome' exploded across the internet, fueling speculation that viewers would once again enjoy a regular series, now Syfy has chimed in on the definitive plans for the project. It's not frakkin' good.
Prequels are always a tricky notion, particularly when main stories left things in such a definitive place that it's hard to imagine mining anything worthwhile from a story whose endpoint you know. But where 'Battlestar Galactica' prequel 'Caprica' might have failed, 'Blood & Chrome' looks to be taking things in a whole new frakkin' direction.
Current 'Being Human' star Sam Huntington will be venturing to a different Syfy set, and not by accident. The former 'Superman Returns' star will make a guest appearance on fellow Syfy show 'Warehouse 13' for their coming season, not playing a ware-wolf (get it?) thankfully, but rather a young jazz musician named Ethan, who showrunner Jack Kenny says, "is desperate to leave his mark on the world of New Orleans jazz, even if it means a great sacrifice."
Aww, isn't it nice when TV enemies get to make-up on another show? Sure they both died on 'Dexter' (spoilers!), but new life always springs forth on Syfy! Julie Benz, perhaps best known to American audiences as 'Dexter's late wife Rita Morgan (or even Darla of 'Angel' fame) has landed a plum new gig on Syfy's upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller 'Defiance,' along with another of 'Dexter's past on-screen loves Jaime Murray.