Paul and Storm are best known as a comedy/music duo with songs such as “Write Like the Wind,” a plea to George R.R. Martin, and are part of the driving force behind w00tstock. Paul and Storm have teamed up with Geek & Sundry to bring more entertainment to the web with a new web series, Learning Town.
Learning Town follows Paul and Storm as they take on the task of running a kids show – puppets, musical numbers and all. Bringing a bit of play to YouTube with their unique brand of humor and wit, Paul and Storm present 10 episodes of Learning Town. The first episode airs today on Geek & Sundry and new episodes will air every Tuesday. Each episode is approximately 6-8 minutes in length and will feature an original song.
Thomas Jordan and Paul Brochu sat down with Paul and Storm for a candid conversation. The men talk about Learning Town, their influences, a cappella and the state of Geek.
The day many BSG fans have been looking forward to is finally here! Universal Cable Productions, in a partnership with Machinima, releases more episodic content with the web series Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome.
The new web series promises audiences more of humanity’s struggle against the machines they developed such a fondness for when Syfy re-booted the television series. Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome follows an ambitious young Ensign William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias) as he makes his way in the colonial fleet at the onset of the Cylon war. Quickly he finds himself at odds with his veteran co-pilot, Office Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz).
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is starting off strong, releasing episodes 1 and 2 today. New episodes will be released every Friday, leading up to the season finale on November 30th. Watch the first two episodes below and subscribe to the Machinima Prime channel on YouTube to watch new episodes as they are released.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome – Episode 1
SUMMARY: Ensign William Adama finds himself assigned to the newest Battlestar in the colonial fleet and a new callsign from his war weary co-pilot, Coker.
Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome – Episode 2
SUMMARY: Adama and Coker’s supply mission quickly turns lethal as the small crew pilots their Raptor through Cylon territory.
If you are a fan of the Battlestar Galactica re-imagining that garnered huge success a few years ago on Syfy, you may have heard rumblings about a new series, Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. There have been many rumors and lots of speculation floating about the sci-fi community about a new series that would give audiences a glimpse at the Cylon war. It seemed just as excitement would build, news would spread the series was being canned, or worse, re-tooled.
Among the conversations, there was plenty of talk about the new series being crafted for web distribution. After all, a web series would not be completely unheard of. Syfy has already dipped their toes in the web series water with series such as Riese: Kingdom Falling, Mercury Men and others; Battlestar Galactica even had a web series in the form of vignettes which tied into the plot of the television series, providing back-story for supporting characters and additional context within the television series. Well kids, the rumors are true!
NBC Universal, the parent company of Syfy, announced earlier today that Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome is coming…and soon! Through a distribution partnership with Machinima, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome will be shown online exclusively on the Machinima Prime YouTube Channel.
The first of 10 episodes will premiere 11/09/2012. Episodes will be approximately 7-12 minutes in length and will follow a young William Adama (Luke Pasqualino), assigned as a fighter pilot on one of the Colonial fleet’s flagships, the Galactica, as he yearns to make him mark in the war against the Cylons.
The web series model is just the first arm of the distribution plan. Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome will be available on Machinima Prime through April 2012. However, in February 2013, Syfy is planning to air the series as a 2 hour television movie. Following the television airing, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome will make its way to Blu-ray, DVD, Pay Per View and Video On Demand.
For a sneak peak at the series, check out the trailer below!
Read the full press release below:
UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS’ HIGHLY ANTICIPATED
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME
TO PREMIERE NOVEMBER 9 EXCLUSIVELY ON MACHINIMA,
LAUNCHING A THREE-TIERED WINDOWING STRATEGY
INCORPORATING ONLINE, TELEVISION AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT
FROM THE AWARD-WINNING PRODUCERS AND VFX TEAM BEHIND
EVENT STARS LUKE PASQUALINO (“THE BORGIAS”) AND BEN COTTON (“ALCATRAZ”)
LOS ANGELES – November 5, 2012 – Universal Cable Productions (UCP) will launch for the first time a three-tiered windowing strategy including online, TV and home entertainment, for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a spinoff of the blockbuster Battlestar Galactica series franchise. Fans will first view Blood & Chrome when it premieres exclusively on Machinima’s premium channel, Machinima Prime (YouTube.com/MachinimaPrime), beginning November 9. The initial online debut introduces the latest segment of the revered TV series franchise to a new generation of fans while also launching the multi-platform strategy.
This highly anticipated chapter in the Battlestar Galactica saga takes place in the midst of the first Cylon war. As the battle between humans and their creation, the sentient robotic Cylons, rages across the 12 colonial worlds, gifted fighter pilot, William Adama (Luke Pasqualino, The Borgias), finds himself assigned to one of the most powerful battlestars in the Colonial fleet: the Galactica. Full of ambition and hungry for action, Adama quickly finds himself at odds with his co-pilot, the battle-weary officer Coker (Ben Cotton, Alcatraz). With only 47 days left in his tour of duty, Coker desires an end to battle as much as Adama craves its onset. Lili Bordán (Silent Witness) also stars.
Universal Cable Productions’ partner in the launch is Machinima, the next-generation video entertainment network for young males, and the number one entertainment network on YouTube. Each Blood & Chrome chapter will premiere exclusively on Machinima Prime (http://www.youtube.com/MachinimaPrime), Machinima’s premium channel, which has garnered over half a million subscribers in 3 months, and among other young male centric content, features original series in the sci-fi, drama, comedy, sports and animation genres.
Leveraging cutting edge CGI and virtual set technology, Blood & Chrome is produced by Universal Cable Productions, a division of NBCUniversal, and the award-winning producing team of Battlestar Galactica. David Eick (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica) is executive producer along with Michael Taylor (Battlestar Galactica, Caprica), who wrote the teleplay from a story by Eick, Bradley Thompson (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies) and David Weddle (Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies). Blood & Chrome was directed by Jonas Pate (Prime Suspect, Caprica).
“With its top-notch storytelling, pulse-pounding action, and cutting-edge visual effects, Blood & Chrome is the perfect extension of the Battlestar Galactica universe,” said Mark Stern, President, Original Content, Syfy and Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. “We are thrilled to see this hotly-anticipated event premiere on Machinima, an online network that is unparalleled in its delivery of high-class digital content to millions of viewers.”
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome will be presented as ten, 7-12 minute episode chapters available exclusively on Machinima Prime until February 2013, followed by its premiere as a 2-hour movie on Syfy (airdate TBA), and finishing with the release of an unrated version on Blu-ray, DVD, digital download, PPV and VOD. The series will remain on Machinima through April 2013.
“The storied Battlestar Galactica franchise has a huge following and resonates perfectly with our audience,” said Allen DeBevoise, Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Machinima, Inc. “We are thrilled to be the exclusive distributor for Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome. Series fans have been anticipating this chapter of the Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome story and we are proud to deliver it to them, as a whole new audience on Machinima, reinforcing Battlestar Galactica’s status as a pop culture icon.”
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA and Alphas, Defiance and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.
Machinima is the dominant global video entertainment network for young males. The number one entertainment channel on YouTube, Machinima serves over 2.25 billion video views a month, and reaches over 210 million viewers monthly. Machinima’s global content network is the best place for gaming content. The network features official publisher content, gameplay videos, scripted series, and original content, including original weekly shows, all aimed at the coveted 18-34 year old male demographic. Machinima is fast-becoming a global phenomenon with an ability to capture a cultural sensibility and awareness among a next generation of entertainment consumers and marketers alike. The company is backed by MK Capital, and Redpoint Ventures, and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
For more information, please visit www.Machinima.com<http://www.Machinima.com>
Some people celebrate Labor Day weekend with a barbeque at the beach. Me? I prefer to spend my holiday weekend in Atlanta, Georgia with 50,000 of my closest geek friends at Dragon*Con.
This year was another fantastic year, filled with cosplay, parties, concerts, celebrities and fan panels. This is not my first year attending. In fact, this year I had the opportunity to return as a panelist on a number of fan discussion panels.
One of the panels I am most proud to have been a part of was titled Web Series 101. David Speakman, Suzanne Najbrt and myself spent an hour chatting about web series, what we enjoy about web content and where others can find series. For those of you who were unable to attend, I was able to record audio of the panel. Due to the nature of the recording, some of the audience comments may be difficult to hear.
Attendees received a listing of various web series from a multitude of genres (see below) to get them started finding web series they would enjoy. As with any entertainment, taste is subjective. This list is not meant to be all-inclusive. I encourage everyone to continue to watch as many web series as they can to find the genre that appeals to them.
Social platform that allows users to meet new people and get home safely by pairing Party People with Designated Drivers. As part of their marketing campaign, they are producing a web series.
- Away We Happened
AT&T sponsored. This series follows a couple who mistakenly switch bags. They both have “baggage,” but will this be the start of a new relationship? The series incorporates a “choose your own adventure” mechanic, asking the audience to vote on how the story will progress. Completed, 6 episodes.
- Astonishing X-Men: Gifted
Written by Joss Whedon for Marvel Comics. Six episode series.
- Wonders of the Universe
An animated comedy series which follows the crew of an intergalactic cruise ship.
- Uncanny X-Men
Fan-made series bringing to life the Uncanny X-Men comics.
- Brothers Barbarian
Two teenage Barbarian brothers journey to find the witch who cursed them to appear middle-aged, in order to reverse the curse. Completed Season 1, 6 Episodes available now. Currently seeking sponsors for Season 2.
- Space Turkey
A comedy improv series which takes place on a spaceship. The show is recorded live on Stickam with audience input via chat or Twitter. Episodes are hosted on My Outerspace, the sci-fi social network created by William Shatner.
- Cell: The Series
-Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor
A fan-made web series inspired by the BBC show, Doctor Who.
In the midst of producing a project for college, a couple of journalism students uncover a global conspiracy. Currently in pre-production for Season 2.
Titled after the main character, a detective who cannot stay dead. Once killed he is revived exactly 37 minutes later. The series follows Osiris as he attempts to locate a kidnapped witness. Through his investigation he discovers a bigger conspiracy and hints that may lead him to the origins of his abilities.
- Blood & Bone China
A period web series, set in 1880′s. When a country doctor finds his brother is missing, along with many others, he embarks on a journey to discover why people are disappearing and what his brother’s involvement was.
Not to be confused with the Canadian television series, Continuum takes us inside a spaceship where a crew member awakes to find she is alone…or is she?
- Vampire Mob
A dark comedy series, shot documentary style following a Vampired who happens to work for the mob.
- Bite Me
Created for Machinima, the series follows a group of gamers who must put their skills to practical use to survive the zombie apocalypse. Complete Season 2 posted.
- H+: The Digital Series
Technology and humanity meet when the future goes too far. Season 1 currently being posted with new episodes every Wednesday.
-Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time
Started as a skit, Inspector Space Time, in the tv series Community, the creators successfully funded the first season through Kickstarter. Awaiting series premiere.
- Last Man(s) on Earth
Part How to/Part fantasy, this series imparts partical survival skills the hosts learned by watching disaster movies.
- Walking In Circles: An Epic Tale About Dragons n’ Stuff
A medieval comedy, following the journey of a group of adventurers on their first quest. Currently in post-production for Season 2
SUPERHERO WEB SERIES
-Batman: Death Wish
A fan-made short film
- Bat in the Sun
Fan-made live action Batman shorts.
- Batgirl: Spoiled
Finally, Batgirl gets her own series. Follow her adventures beginning in September!
- Damsels & Dragons
A series which follows the adventures of a female LARP group. Currently in pre-production for Season 2.
- Realm of LARP
A reality show style series which follows a group of LARPers through a game, exposing the story and gameplay, as well as the perspectives of the players.
A series following Brian “Glitch” Banner who dreams his life was more like a video game and the glitches he encounters. Currently airing Season 1 with new episodes every Monday. There are also a series of Bonus Life “slice of life” mini-episodes currently posted.
- Fallout: Nuka Break
A live- action fan-made film based on the popular video game franchise, Fallout.
- Geeks & Gamers Anonymous
A series which follows a trio of female geeks and gamers as they geek out in various situations. Currently in pre-production.
NON-GENRE WEB SERIES
- The Beauty Inside
Community participation is required for this dramatic slice of life series that follows a person who wakes up looking completely different every day. Narrated by Topher Grace.
- Awkward Embraces
A comedy series following Jessica and her friends and the awkward situations they encounter in dating.
A faux reality series about a family whose daughter competes in toddler pageants. A comedic take on the tv show Toddlers & Tiaras.
- My Gimpy Life
A web series following the life of an actress trying to make it, who just happens to be in a wheelchair.
Series following a group of 20-somethings living in Los Angeles, surviving life and love. Complete Season 1 posted.
Created by Jane Espenson. Season 2 premiered August 15th. Comedy following the marriage of 2 high profile gay men upon the legalization of same-sex marriage.
- Fresh Hell
Starring Brent Spiner as a fallen celebrity that has committed a fatal mistake. Complete Season 2 posted.
Zelda and Esther are two teens that don’t fit in. Follow their adventures as they survive in the town the just doesn’t get them while staying true to themselves.
- The Professionals
A series about the misadventures of tech support…or contract killers? Complete Season 2 posted. Season 1 available on dvd via Amazon.
- Lizzie Bennett Diaries
Modern-day take on Jane Asten’s Pride & Prejudice told through a video blog format.
Questions? Comments? We want to hear from you! Feel free to post a comment on the podcast entry, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also email Jessa directly at jphillips[at]goodtobeageek.com.
Special thanks to Walid Feghali for the use of his music in the podcast. Be sure to check out his SoundCloud profile page to learn more about him and discover more of his music.
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Technology has allowed the human race to make remarkable strides. As telecommunication infrastructure expands across the globe, new markets emerge. Information is available at the swipe of a finger, while near field communication and motion control provide an ease to everyday interactions. Technology is so intimately interwoven with how we relate to one another that people are, perhaps, more connected than ever before.
Facebook has millions of users. People stand in line for hours for the chance to purchase the latest iPhone. We are a population of adopters, anxiously awaiting the next piece of shiny gadgetry we never knew we needed and now must have. How many of us have longed for a chip implant that would provide extra memory or allow instantaneous access to the web – the convergence of man and machine? It seems the next logical step for a population of technophiles. With all of the opportunities for advancement, how will we know when we have gone too far?
H+: The Digital Series is a look ahead into a future when man and machine have successfully merged. The H+ Nano implant was released for medical uses. Like so many things, the consumer possibilities revealed themselves and people flocked to be among the first to receive the implant which promised access to a bigger, better world. Not everything is what it seems. If you have access to the world, can your thoughts and actions ever truly be your own? When the developer goes missing, questions arise. Group of activists believing the implants a mistake come together; some will take action against the corporation and the effects will ripple throughout the globe.
Bryan Singer (House, M.D., X2, The Usual Suspects) produces H+, a sci-fi series which promises an action-packed mystery of a thrill ride. The series stars rising actors Hannah Herzsprung, David Clayton, as well as familiar faces such as Alexis Denisof (Dollhouse, Angel) and Hannah Simone (New Girl, WCG: Ultimate Gamer). Expect 12 episodes to start. I, for one, am excited to see what happens and if the series will continue on beyond episode 12.
Today marks the H+ series premiere and you can watch the first 2 episodes on the official YouTube Channel. New episodes are uploaded on Wednesdays. Get a peak at what you are in store for with the official trailer below.
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I am a fan of TheLord of The Rings. I suspect like many of you, My fandom encompasses the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novels, as well as the Peter Jackson films. I also happen to be part of an elite group that has the opportunity to attend a theatrical screening of the film trilogy this weekend at the Coolidge Corner Theater. It is in anticipation of this event, I am pleased to share with you The Hunt for Gollum from Independent Online Cinema!
Poster Credit: Independent Online Cinema
Sometimes, fans get creative. Even more exciting is when fans pool together their collective knowledge and resources to pay tribute to that which they are fans of. The Hunt for Gollum is perhaps the best fan-made film tribute I have seen. More than 100 fans combined forces to create a feature film which honors the appendices by J.R.R. Tolkien. Filmed in England over two years, the film is a prequel to The Lord of The Rings and cost approximately £3,000 to make.
Directed by Chris Bouchard and with a phenomenal cast, that includes Adrian Webster, Patrick O’Connor, Gareth Brough, and many other talented artists, what The Hunt for Gollum does so perfectly is capture the tone and feeling of The Lord of the Rings. Everything from the finely crafted screenplay and stunning special effects makeup to the astounding digital effects and emotive soundtrack are so masterfully combined to create a truly engrossing movie experience.
Enjoy the trailer below, and watch the full-length film at The Hunt for Gollum website!
I came across this video in passing and it has been making the internet rounds. Once I recognized what exactly it is, I simply had to share.
Just about every television series and major motion picture these days, gets an action figure. Star Trek: The Next Generation is no different. Today’s Watching the Web brings you another take on the music video for Beyonce’s pop hit, “Single Ladies.” This version boldly goes where no action figure has gone before. Featuring the action figures of Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Lieutenant Commander Data as they put on their dancing shoes and show us that plastic action figures still have some moves.
Huge thanks to Shannon Downey (@shannondowney) and Dawn Hancock (@dawnhancock) of Team Downcock for creating this wonderful stop motion music video with some of our favorite TNG crew members!
The web series Osiris has appeared before on my list of upcoming series to watch for. The wait is almost over! Osiris will finally make its web debut Wednesday, 09/28/2011 and you are invited to the premier!
The Osiris series is titled after its main character, a detective who cannot stay dead. No matter the circumstances, if Osiris (Brad James) is killed, he is revived in exactly 37 minutes. When the series opens, Osiris has 24 hours to locate a witness in a federal murder case who has been kidnapped. During the course of his investigation, Osiris discovers a bigger conspiracy and his hunt leads him to hints about the origins of his ability.
From the mind of writer and director, Donnie Leapheart of Pyramid Pictures, Osiris is a conspiracy theory wrapped in a crime drama with a dash of the supernatural. It is an ambitious series that looks to draw audiences in with its story. Filmed on location in Atlanta, GA, each episode is 5 to 8 minutes in length leads up to one heck of a cliffhanger in the 10th episode finale.
Join me as I tune in for the premier Wednesday, 09/28/2011 at 8pm ET! There are a number of ways you can watch:
DragonCon was this past weekend in Atlanta, GA. Among the many interesting panels on diverse topics included a panel title “Web Series You SHOULD Be Watching.” The panel, which I was pleased to appear on as a panelist, focused on web series. This new media distribution channel is steadily becoming a more accepted entertainment option and looks to give traditional media outlets something to think about, as well as provide an alternative means for creative projects to find an audience. Also appearing on the panel were Kelley Clark (Agora Productions), Kelley Harkins (Director, American SciFi Media Track), Joe Crowe (Revolutionsf.com), Thomas Gofton (Creator, Mind’s Eye web series) and Derek Conley (The Hunted: Tampa and The Hunted: Vindication web series).
The panel was intended to introduce prospective audience members to the world of web entertainment and offer a sampling of web series worth watching to new and veteran viewers. With two web creators and the remainder of the panel including veteran web consumers, the panel provided a more in-depth discussion of the trials and triumphs of entertainment content created for web distribution. Of course for all the geeky goodness, you really had to be there. But do not fret, I will not leave you wanting.
If you want the listing of web series selections panel attendees received, you will find below the sampling of web series to get you started. The panel was sponsored by the American SciFi Media track. As such, the web series selections primarily fall within the sci-fi or fantasy genres. Entertainment is subjective and you may not enjoy all the series listed here, but please do not let one series prevent you from seeking other web entertainment. There is a plethora of web entertainment on the internet that will appeal to you. You have only to find it. To assist in your discovery, I have also included resource links at the end of the listing. These resource links are hubs for web entertainment and have created directories of web series and films for you to enjoy. If you discovery a series that you enjoy, please share your thoughts in the comments section below.
The Usual Suspects - Popular series most people have likely heard of. These series are often pointed to as examples of how web distributed content can be a successful business model.
Doctor Horrible Sing-Along Blog – Completed, 3 episodes. http://www.drhorrible.com | Now available on DVD & BluRay, or download on iTunes. Summary: Following a want to be evil genius as he attempts to earn his place in the Evil League of Evil and impress the girl of his dreams. His every attempt is thwarted by his nemesis, Captain Hammer. Created, written and directed by Joss Whedon. Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon also contributed their writing talents, making it a family affair. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day.
The Guild – Currently airing Season 5 Fantasy, Comedy http://www.watchtheguild.com/ Summary: Created and starring Felicia Day. The Guild follows the adventures of 6 people who form a “guild” in an online MMORPG game. Over the course of the series, the members meet and become entangled in each others social and love lives, all while getting some raid time in. In the fifth season, the guild heads to a gaming convention where they learn more about themselves, each other and the game.
The Legend of Neil – Completed, 3 Seasons Fantasy, Action http://www.legendofneil.com Summary: Created and directed by Sandeep Parikh, who is also known as “Zaboo” on The Guild. The Legend of Neil tells the story of a drunk gamer wakes to find himself in the video game Zelda. The series takes fantasy roleplaying to another level, incorporating all the troupes of the classic video game, everyday drama and a contemporary sense of humor. Cast includes scifi favorite Felicia Day. Mature Content Warning: Language, Sexual Situations
Mortal Kombat: Legacy – Completed Scifi, , Action, Drama http://www.youtube.com/show/mortalkombatlegacy Summary: A fan-inspired web series that received corporate funding due to the quality of work. Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a live-action adaptation of the classic video game. Starring scifi fan favorites Tahmoh Penikett and Jeri Ryan.
Aidan 5 – Season 1.5 begins September 2nd, 2011 SciFi, Mystery http://www.aidan5.com Summary: In a future when cloning is everyday practice with up to 5 clones per person, a serial killer is murdering clones. Two detectives head the manhunt for the mysterious culprit and come face to face with their own mortality. Film Noire style series that incorporates a dynamic comic feel.
Cable Network Sponsored Series - Cable networks have caught on to the marketing and advertising options web series can create, especially as a means of extending an established brand. These series are shows created or sponsored by major cable networks.
Torchwood: Web of Lies – Currently airing SciFi, Mystery http://www.youtube.com/starz | Download the App for iPad & iPhone in iTunes Summary: Sponsored by BBC Worldwide and Starz. The web series is a companion to the current season of Torchwood: Miracle Day. In 2007, someone is after Captain Jack Harkness. It is up to Jack & Gwen Cooper to find out who and why. Simultaneously, the story follows Holly, whose brother is shot on Miracle Day for information he has about the people behind the miracle. Interactive motion comic produced by Russell T. Davies & Julie Gardner. Jane Espenson contributes her writing talents. Staring John Barrowman, Eve Myles and Eliza Dushku.
Warehouse 13: Of Monstersand Men – Completed, 10 Episodes Scifi, Action, Mystery http://www.syfy.com/rewind/ofmonstersandmen Sponsored by Syfy. Summary: When Claudia and Pete accidentally trigger an artifact obtained from a man who found comics detrimental to the youth of America, they find themselves and Artie living out the adventures of a comic book. Can they solve the comic’s mysteries? Can they find a way out of the story before it ends, or will they be stuck in 4-color?
Mercury Men – Completed Season 1. Awaiting news on Season 2 SciFi, Action, Mystery http://www.syfy.com/rewind/mercurymen Sponsored by Syfy. Summary: In 1976, men from Mercury come to earth with a sinister plan to drag the moon down to earth. It is up to Engineer Jack Yeager and an everyday citizen, Edward Borman, to save the world and find out who’s calling the shots. Great tribute to classic black and white scifi movies.
Riese: Kingdom Falling – Completed Season 1. Awaiting news of Season 2 & possible transition to tv. Fantasy, Drama http://www.syfy.com/rewind/riese Sponsored by Syfy. Summary: In a realm much like the feudal society of Europe’s medieval times, the land is in turmoil. An evil queen has a stranglehold on the realm and will go to any lengths to retain power. Across the land, an orphaned woman wanders with her wolf companion to find out who she is. Steampunk sensibilities interwoven into character development and costume design. Cast includes many Syfy fan favorites.
Rigamortis – Completed, 3 episodes Scifi, Zombies http://www.rigamortis.com Summary: After the zombie apocalypse, two zombies fall in love while they struggle to resist their brain-eating ways. Meanwhile, the premier zombie hunter shows us no matter his fame, life isn’t always awesome. Fantastically fun musical take on the zombie apocalypse.
Blood Light – Completed, 2 Seasons Scifi, Vampires http://www.bloodlight.com Summary: Blood Light sheds light on the everyday life of vampires. It is a bit of a parody of the hit HBO series True Blood. The series follows the after-lives of 2 vampires and their wannabe friend living normal lives. Topics covered range from therapy, anger management, dating and identity crisis. Mature content warning: Language, Sexual Situations.
The Black Dawn Scifi, Mystery http://http://www.webserials.com/blackdawn/ Summary: A plague sweeps the globe, killing most of the world’s population within seconds of exposure. A small band of survivors in Los Angeles struggle to find answers, other survivors and to stay alive.
Lumina – Completed Season 1. Awaiting news of Season 2 Scifi, Mystery http://www.luminaseries.com Summary: What if alternate dimensions existed on the other side of reflections? The series explores that question. As the series begin, a woman meets and falls for a prince from the opposites side of reflections. As they become more involved and more people become aware of the relationship, we discover nothing is what it appears to be. There is a bigger conspiracy being played out in both realms. Beautifully shot with great use of soundtrack.
Gemini Division– Completed Season 1, 50 Episodes Scifi, Mystery http://www.bing.com/videos/browse/source?tag=mccannum%3ageminidivision Summary: A happy couple visits Paris. When the guy goes missing, his girlfriend must find out what happened to him and stumbles onto a government conspiracy. Live action with CGI landscapes. Cast includes Syfy favorite, Allison Scagliotti.
Afterworld – Completed, 130 Episodes Scifi, Mystery http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=07E03F5180A9F18A Summary: A massive electromagnetic event occurs, causing permanent electronic outages across the globe, along with the disappearance of most the world’s population. One man is determined to find his way back to the family he left across the country. During his journey, he will meet other survivors – some friendly and helpful, others with more sinister intentions. As he travels, he will find clues that lead him to learn who caused “the fall” and why.
Misfits – Currently airing Season 2 Scifi, Drama http://www.hulu.com/presents/misfits Summary: Five British teenagers are sentenced to community service. When they are struck by lightening during a spontaneous storm, they develop super-powers. As they come to grips with their new abilities, they realize they weren’t the only ones affected by the storm. Can they learn how to use their abilities? Will they use their powers for good?
The Booth at the End – Currently airing Season 1 Scifi, Drama http://www.hulu.com/presents/boothattheend Summary: What would you do to heal a sick loved one, get the girl of your dreams, or the life you always wanted? In The Booth at the End we meet a mysterious man who can help you get what you’ve always wanted. All you have to do is complete a task. What if the task puts you or someone else in danger? What if it is illegal?
Border Guardians of Ackernon – Currently airing Season 2 Fantasy, Drama http://www.ackernon.com Summary: In a fantasy realm, graduates of “The University” become politicians, warriors and powerful mages entrusted with the safety and security of the realm. In recent years, their power has been weakening and a danger from another land threatens the enchanted walls. The series follows the Guardians as they recruit and train new students to ward off the dangers facing the realm.
Trenches – Completed, 10 Episodes Scifi, Action, Drama http://www.crackle/c/trenches Summary: Two civilizations embroiled in a space battle find themselves forced to work together to survive the planet. Cooperation is a priority because they are not alone.
Anica – Completed Season 1. Season 2 in pre-production & talk of a movie Scifi, Drama http://www.wix.com/kenyonglover/test In the future, government soldiers are selected for experimentation in hopes of creating an elite force. When one of the super soldiers is accused of murdering a high official, a disgraced soldier is tapped to track the missing soldier before the political climate worsens and endangers galactic peace. Fantastic CGI landscapes.
Future Series to Watch For - These series are currently in the works. Given what we have seen, these series are worth checking out when they are released.
Osiris – Premiers September 28, 2011 Scifi, Mystery http://www.facebook.com/OsirisTheSeries Summary: A man with resurrection abilities must track down a kidnapped federal witness. As he embarks on his search, he discovers a conspiracy, and finds clues about the source of his ability.
H+ - Season 1 in production Scifi, Drama http://www.facebook.com/HplusTheDigitalSeries Summary: In the future, people take internet connectivity to the next level with a chip implant. Making the internet more accessible changes the socioeconomic landscapes across the globe. What happens when something goes wrong? Will the desire to be connected be our downfall?
Chances are you have seen a disaster movie or two. You know, the movies where a super volcano, twister or nuclear standoff brings about the end of the world. In these movies, some “everyday Joe” manages to survive. Well, if the Mayan calendar theories are to be believed, the end of the world is around the corner and you do not want to be the “last man standing.”
Kaduche (Charan Prabhakar) and Wynn (Brady Bluhm) are two friends who have seen every disaster movie, at least twice. They are going alpha male and sharing all they have learned with anyone who will watch. In their web series, The Last Man(s) On Earth, they relay practical tips for surviving in a “post-world world.” Topics covered range from hunting and surviving a gunshot wound, to the ever useful skill of decapitating Zombies. Yes, I said Zombies. Who knows what the end of the world will look like?
What makes The Last Man(s) On Earth a worthy watch is the humor. Sure, they are providing survival tactics that are actually useful, but they do not take it too seriously. With canned explosions and a natural sense of comedic timing, The Last Man(s) On Earth is a joy to watch. Joe England and Aaron Hultgren have done a stellar job writing a series which blends informative tips with an easy playful quality. Charan Prabhakar and Brady Bluhm play perfectly off of one another and you get the feeling you are watching two friends just hanging out with all the jokes and cheap shots that accompany longtime friendship. If I must compare The Last Man(s) On Earth, the best comparison I can make is that this series is like Man vs. Wild if it were produced by Comedy Central.
Season 1 of The Last Man(s) On Earth consists of 9 episodes, approximately 3 minutes each with a few shorter episodes thrown in for good measure. Get started with Episode 1 of Season 1 below.
Currently, the cast and crew is working hard on The Last Man(s) On Earth movie, so be sure to keep check back with them often. There are plenty of ways to keep tabs on this web series: Watch the series and subscribe on YouTube, visit the Official website, Read the Blog, Like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter(@lastmansonearth).