It’s kind of hard to believe that SyFy (or Sci-Fi as it used to be known) has been around for 20 years already. All that does is make me feel old. Creaky bones, age and name changes aside, SyFy plan on celebrating their platinum anniversary in style by airing a two hour special on Monday December 10th at 9pm EST/PST. Actors, directors, writers and producers will all rehash their favorite memories which I’m hoping means we’ll get some behind the scenes footage. Check out the official press release below.
NEW YORK – November 27, 2012 – Happy Birthday, Syfy! On Monday, December 10 at 9PM (ET/PT), the Channel will celebrate two decades of award-winning, imaginative entertainment programming during the star-studded Syfy 20th Anniversary Special.
From iconic series such as Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and Warehouse 13 to Ghost Hunters, Face Off and the upcoming transmedia experience Defiance, the special will look back on Syfy’s launch and evolution, and ahead to the future through the personal, behind-the-scenes insights of the creative talent themselves.
Said Dave Howe, President, Syfy & Chiller: “For 20 years, Syfy has been the leader in visionary and provocative entertainment programming. In this celebratory special, the extraordinary talent at the heart of the powerful Syfy brand will talk exclusively about the lasting impact Syfy has had on the media landscape for the last two decades.”
In the two-hour telecast, a wide range of actors, directors and producers will share their memories of popular scripted shows including Alphas, Battlestar Galactica, Being Human, Caprica, Defiance, Eureka, Farscape, Haven, Lost Girl, Sanctuary, Stargate: SG1 and Warehouse 13.
Showcasing a treasure trove of memorable clips, the special will feature interviews with the hosts of the hit unscripted programs Destination Truth, Face Off, Ghost Hunters and Total Blackout.
The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special will also talk to the stars and creators of Original Movies and Miniseries such as Dune, The Triangle, Taken, Tin Man, Alice, Neverland and Sharktopus.
Dean Cain (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) will narrate.
Syfy officially launched in September 1992.
The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special is produced by the Emmy Award-winning company Associated Television International. Executive Producer: Jim Romanovich. Producer/Director: David Stephan.
The complete list of interviewees for the Syfy 20th Anniverary Special:
Caterina Scorsone Alice Nick Willing Tin Man, Neverland Azita Ghanizada Alphas Bruce Miller Alphas Warren Christie Alphas Kevin Sorbo Andromeda Anna Fricke Being Human Meaghan Rath Being Human Sam Huntington Being Human Sam Witwer Being Human David Eick BSG Jamie Bamber BSG Katee Sackoff BSG Ron Moore BSG Tricia Helfer BSG Alessandra Torresani Caprica Jane Espenson Caprica Magda Apanowicz Caprica Rachel Nichols Continuum John Edward Crossing Over with John Edward Grant Bowler Defiance Julie Benz Defiance Kevin Murphy Defiance Stephanie Leonidas Defiance Tony Curran Defiance Jamie Murray Defiance Rockne S. O’Bannon Defiance Josh Gates Destination Truth Colin Ferguson Eureka Jamie Paglia Eureka Neil Grayston Eureka McKenzie Westmore Face Off Brian Henson Farscape David Kemper Farscape Ben Browder Farscape Claudia Black Farscape Jason Hawes Ghost Hunters Eric Balfour Haven Lloyd Segan Haven Lucas Bryant Haven Matt McGuinness Haven Shawn Piller Haven Joe Maddalena Hollywood Treasure Geoff Boucher Entertainment Weekly Anna Silk Lost Girl Michelle Lovretta Lost Girl Scott Hallock Scare Tactics Amanda Tapping Sanctuary Robert Cooper SG1 Brad Wright SG1 Christopher Judge SG1 Michael Shanks SG1 Roger Corman Syfy Original Movies Vincent Ventresca The Invisible Man Jaleel White Total Blackout Matt Roush TV Guide Magazine Aaron Ashmore Warehouse 13 Allison Scagliotti Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock Warehouse 13 Jack Kenny Warehouse 13 Saul Rubinek Warehouse 13
There is no question that I’ll watch this because this was the network that hosted BSG. I can’t pass up a chance to see Jamie Bamber or Katee Sackoff and I like that they’re talking to some old favorites like the cast from Farscape. That being said, a lot of the folks listed are from shows currently running and two of them have yet to even air (Continuum & Defiance). With all these shows listed, where’s the love for First Wave? Ok, I know that’s going back to the 90′s, but am I the only person who remembers that show? They could have gotten Sebastian Spence on there. He was also a part of BSG and he’s in Blood and Chrome too. They did wrangle Vincent Ventresca from The Invisible Man though so that’s kind of cool. I wonder if he still has that crazy hair.
This should be a pretty cool compilation and a reminder of the awesome shows that have come from this network. While I don’t particularly care for the direction it has taken as of late, I won’t write SyFy off completely. They do manage to surprise me….I’m looking at you Lost Girl!
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