5 Reasons to look forward to ‘Doctor Who’ Season 9

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC Worldwide Limited)

DOCTOR WHO (Image Credit: BBC Worldwide Limited)

With Doctor Who set to premiere soon in the US and abroad, it’s time to start getting excited! And boy, does Season 9 sound like one to be excited about. Peter Capaldi proved himself enormously capable of filling the Doctor’s role, leading to a memorable eighth season, and he’s obviously back this year. Though it was touch and go for a while on whether Jenna Coleman would return, she will be back to roam the universe with the Doctor as Clara. But enough about the obvious! Let’s get into the nitty-gritty. Continue reading

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5 Questions We Want Answered in ‘12 Monkeys’ Season 2!

12 MONKEYS (Image Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy)

12 MONKEYS (Image Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy)

I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I started watching SyFy’s 12 Monkeys, but by halfway through the season, I was hooked. I’m usually a sucker for time travel stuff and anything that deals with highly contagious diseases, so it was a win-win for me in terms of television. And wow, the Season 1 finale really got to me! It left me with all kinds of burning questions that absolutely have to be answered, preferably in the next season. So without further ado, here’s what I’m dying – hopefully not literally – to know! Continue reading

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Four Reasons to get excited for ‘400 Days’

400 DAYS (Image Credit: 400 Days Movie/Twitter)

400 DAYS (Image Credit: 400 Days Movie/Twitter)

First off, let me acknowledge that this film has nothing to do with The Walking Dead video game entitled 400 Days – sorry walker stalkers. When doing a little online research about this film every time I entered “400 Days” into Google the first few links on the results page were regarding The Walking Dead, so I had to dig even deeper to find more about the new film starring Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Ben Feldman, Tom Cavanaugh, Grant Bowler and Dane Cook. This motley crew assemblage of actors and sci-fi thriller is sure to mess with your mind by utilizing themes reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Prometheus. Continue reading

SNOWPIERCER (Image Credit: The Weinstein Company)

Why ‘Snowpiercer’ is everything sci-fi needs in 2014

SNOWPIERCER (Image Credit: The Weinstein Company)

SNOWPIERCER (Image Credit: The Weinstein Company)

Post-apocalyptic plots are a dime-a-dozen nowadays courtesy of mainstream favorites like The Hunger Games and Divergent, but Snowpiercer’s a little different. In 2014, an experiment to thwart global warming causes an ice age, and the planet’s remaining habitants retreat to a huge train known as Snowpiercer, which travels on a global track. Throw in a harsh class system that sees the rich and powerful up front and the poverty-stricken in the tail of the train, and oppression is inevitable. This struggle, more or less, is what drives the plot forward (no pun intended). But if that synopsis doesn’t pique your interest, here are a few points that should: Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About ‘The Last Ship’!

THE LAST SHIP (Image Credit: TNT)

THE LAST SHIP (Image Credit: TNT)

A chilling promo for the new TV show The Last Ship says, “June 22, 2014: on this day, a world with over 6,000 unique languages will speak in one voice: ‘Help. Please. We need help.’” Of all the promos I’ve seen so far, this is the one that made me most excited about the show. If everyone on Earth is asking for the same thing, something has to be very wrong.
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Amanda Schull and Aaron Stanford of 12 MONKEYS (Dave Kotinksy/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment)

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with the stars of Syfy’s ’12 Monkeys’ Amanda Schull and Aaron Stanford

Amanda Schull and Aaron Stanford of 12 MONKEYS (Dave Kotinksy/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment)

Amanda Schull and Aaron Stanford of 12 MONKEYS (Dave Kotinksy/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment)

The Daily Quirk caught up with the stars of Syfy’s new drama 12 Monkeys, Amanda Schull and Aaron Stanford, on the NBCUniversal Cable Upfronts red carpet where they shared what to expect from the show and their characters when 12 Monkeys premieres in early 2015. Watch the exclusive interview below for all the details! Continue reading

Billy Campbell and Kyra Zagorsky of HELIX (Image Credit: Dave Kotinksy/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment)

Billy Campbell and Kyra Zagorsky talk ‘Helix’ from the red carpet!

Billy Campbell and Kyra Zagorsky of HELIX (Image Credit: Dave Kotinksy/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment)

Billy Campbell and Kyra Zagorsky of HELIX (Image Credit: Dave Kotinksy/NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment)

Just weeks ago, the first season of Syfy’s hit series Helix came to a thrilling close. Though there will be a torturous wait for next season (it won’t return until 2015), the show’s very own Alan Farragut (Billy Campbell) and Julia Walker (Kyra Zagorsky) shared their thoughts on Season 2 on the NBCUniversal Cable Upfronts Red Carpet and The Daily Quirk is bringing you the inside info. Continue reading

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘Saving Hope’ Star K.C. Collins

KC Collins (Image Credit: Nick Slotten / The Daily Quirk)

KC Collins (Image Credit: Nick Slotten / The Daily Quirk)

If you’re anything like us (Spolier Alert- do not proceed if you have not watched the Season 4 finale of Lost Girl), you’re still mourning the on-screen death of everyone’s favorite Siren, Hale Santiago of Lost Girl, played by actor KC Collins. But dry your eyes, the very charming Collins sat down with The Daily Quirk at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, where he appeared in a special panel, signed autographs and took part in the general C2E2 awesomeness, for an exclusive interview where he cheered us up with his infectious smile as we discussed his time on Lost Girl, Saving Hope, C2E2 and much more! Watch the exclusive interview below!

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Morgan Freeman as Joseph Tagger, Cillian Murphy as Agent Buchanan, Johnny Depp as Will Caster (on monitors) and Rebecca Hall as Evelyn Caster in TRANSCENDENCE (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Hollywood Sees Dawn of New (and very Sci-fi) Era!

Morgan Freeman as Joseph Tagger, Cillian Murphy as Agent Buchanan, Johnny Depp as Will Caster (on monitors) and Rebecca Hall as Evelyn Caster in TRANSCENDENCE (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

Morgan Freeman as Joseph Tagger, Cillian Murphy as Agent Buchanan, Johnny Depp as Will Caster (on monitors) and Rebecca Hall as Evelyn Caster in TRANSCENDENCE (Image Credit: Warner Bros.)

With last year’s Academy Award-winning Gravity, it looks like modern sci-fi in entertainment is getting the quality recognition it deserves. Award-winning sci-fi productions like that are few and far between and the best ones really get those wheels in your head turning. It looks like there will be several of those in 2014 as we move into prime movie season (anything outside of January/February), so film buffs, movie-going audiences and geeks alike could be in for a real galactic (sorry) treat this year.

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Why You Should Be Watching ‘Star-Crossed’!

STAR-CROSSED (Image Credit: The CW)

STAR-CROSSED (Image Credit: The CW)

To be honest, I was very leery of Star-Crossed at first. This was for a variety of reasons, not least of which being I’ve been burned by The CW in the past, but I gave the show a shot for exactly one reason – aliens. And I’m very glad I did.

The basic premise is that in 2014 a group of aliens called the Atrians landed on Earth, and one alien child named Roman (Matt Lanter) was helped by a human child named Emery (Aimee Teegarden). Fast forward ten years to 2024, and the humans are attempting to “integrate” the Atrians into their society instead of keeping them solely confined to the Atrain-only Sector.

The plan is that a group of high-schoolers, known as the Atrain Seven, will attend school alongside their human cohort. Naturally, this means Roman and Emery meet each other again after ten years apart, and things take off from there.

The concept of discrimination against the  Atrian Seven and the Sector often hits close to home given the USA’s history of unfair treatment of racial minorities, and these scenes where individuals, whose only outer differentiating feature are a series of tattoos, are treated differently can be hard to watch. I’m hoping the show will make more of an effort to bring this potentially very interesting social critique to light in future episodes.

But what makes Star-Crossed so engrossing after only a few episodes? And why should you give it a chance of you’re not watching it already? Read on to find out! I’ve tried to avoid spoilers, so you should be able to read freely. Continue reading

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An Interview with ‘Bitten’ Star Steve Lund

Steve Lund (Image Credit: Tim Leyes)

Steve Lund (Image Credit: Tim Leyes)

Up-and-coming Canadian actor Steve Lund stars as Nick Sorrentino in Syfy’s new werewolf series Bitten, but it’s probably not the first time you’ve seen him in a Sci-Fi role. You may recognize Lund from his run as The Colorado Kid on the hit supernatural drama Haven, or his appearances on shows like The CW’s Beauty & The Beast and Syfy’s Defiance. He even jokes he’ll become “that guy who only works on Syfy shows,” but as far as I can tell his career will be much more prolific than that!

I recently had the privilege of speaking with Lund, and since our interview I’m itching to see him in action. With the release of Bitten just around the corner, I have no doubt I’ll see him nonstop streaming through my facebook newsfeed this time next year. He has all the makings for your next obsession—he’s talented, he’s got his whole career ahead of him, he’s charming, hilarious, and he’s got poster-perfect hair!

Find out more about Steve Lund and what to look forward to when Bitten premieres in an exclusive interview here on the The Daily Quirk. Continue reading

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VIDEO: Watch an Exclusive Interview with ‘Space Command Redemption’ Star Bryan McClure

Actor Bryan McClure (Image Credit: Bryan McClure)

Actor Bryan McClure (Image Credit: Bryan McClure)

Watch an exclusive interview with star of the upcoming Space Command Redemption, Bryan McClure, where we talk the Space Command franchise, being cast in the film and what it’s like being part of such an exciting science fiction legacy! Check out the video below only on The Daily Quirk!

Reporting by Emily Parsons | Camera & Production by Chad Bell | Written Content by Ashley Gebhardt

The Daily Quirk would like to thank Bryan McClure for taking the time to chat with us! To find out more about Bryan, you can visit his Official Site, “like” his Facebook Page and “follow” him on Twitter. We would also like to Marc Scott Zicree and the Space Command team for providing us with additional footage. To find out more about the Space Command franchise, visit the film’s Official Site.

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The Pentrals (Image Credit: Crystal Mack)

Book Review: ‘The Pentrals’ by Crystal Mack

The Pentrals (Image Credit: Crystal Mack)

The Pentrals (Image Credit: Crystal Mack)

Antares follows people for a living. Her job is to track one person’s movements. She has to monitor them as closely as possible, and there are drastic consequences if she strays from her job.

No, Antares is not a spy or secret operative of some government organization. Instead, the main character of The Pentrals by Crystal Mack is something much more common – a shadow. Continue reading

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VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Defiance’ Star Stephanie Leonidas

Stephanie Leonidas (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

Stephanie Leonidas (Image Credit: Sean Torenli / The Daily Quirk)

The lovely Stephanie Leonidas (who you may or may not recognize without her Irathient makeover) stars as the feisty, vision having and butt-kicking Irisa in Syfy’s Defiance. Irisa’s life gets turned upside down when she and her adoptive father, Joshua Nolan (Grant Bowler), roll into a town called Defiance and he’s quickly appointed the Chief Lawkeeper. Irisa forgoes her instinct to wander and sticks around to help Nolan, and without spoiling too much for those of you still catching up on this amazing sci-fi drama, it’s a really, really good thing she did!

We caught up with Stephanie at New York Comic Con to talk Irisa’s Season One journey, that cliffhanger finale and what to expect in Season Two! Watch the exclusive interview below…

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