Slice of SciFi
Emma Ishta: The Heart of “Stitchers”07/24/15
This week, Summer talks with Stitchers lead Emma Ishta about the breakout new hit "scifi procedural" for ABC Family. The chemistry between the characters and the fast-moving witty geek banter are engaging and appealing, and the additional exploration...
Mark Edlitz: Exploring the Lives Behind the Superheroes
This week, filmmaker and writer (and sometime "Slice of SciFi" contributor) Mark Edlitz drops by to talk about his new book, "How to Be a Superhero", an extensive compendium of interviews covering the most popular superhero movies and television shows...
Natalie Burn: Actress, Writer, Ballerina, Fighter
This week, Summer talks with Natalie Burn about her latest project, the horror/thriller Awaken. Natalie is a Ukrainian Prima Ballerina turned action movie hero and writer, and she talks about going from ballet to fighting, about the appeal of writing...
Jaime Murray: Fear and Loving in “Defiance”
This week, Jaime Murray chats with Summer about the challenges and changes facing Defiance in Season 3 (no spoilers). Jaime plays Stahma Tarr, who at the start of Season 3 is searching with her husband Datak Tarr for the missing members of their...
Aaron Ashmore: “Killjoys” Down and Dirty
This week, Aaron Ashmore (Warehouse 13, Smallville) chats with Summer about one of Syfy Channel's newest space adventure series, Killjoys. Aaron plays John Jaqobis, one of a team of galactic bounty hunters, pursuing fugitives (called Warrants)...
Roger Cross: Exploring Syfy’s “Dark Matter”
Roger Cross has been on so many genre and procedural shows that each time he pops up onscreen, most people say, "Oh yeah, I've seen him before!" Scifi fans will recognize him recently from his roles in Continuum, The Strain, and Arrow, and his...
David Hewlett: Talking “Debug” and Filmmaking
This week, actor turned writer/director David Hewlett (Stargate: Atlantis) chats with Summer about his latest indie scifi-thriller Debug, which stars Jason Momoa, Jeananne Goossen, Adam Butcher, and Adrian Holmes. David talks about how increasing a...
Geoff Notkin: Meteorites, Comic Books, and Space Flight
This week, famed meteorite hunter Geoff Notkin chats with Summer about his new TV show Meteorite Hunters Unlimited, which reunites him with fellow space rock hunter Steve Arnold for a whole new series of meteorite explorations and excavations for our...
Earbud Theater: Creating Speculative Fiction Audio Dramas
This week, Casey Wolfe, Christine Weatherup and Nicholas Thurkettle chat with Summer about how Earbud Theater got started, the process of finding and polishing a story, the challenges of production and sound design, and about making sure it all stays...
“Time Lapse”: An Interview with Filmmaker Bradley King
This week, Summer chats with Bradley King, director and co-writer of Time Lapse, a stylish indie scifi thriller that won a number of film festival awards last year. The film is debuting in theaters and VOD (iTunes) on May 15, and will be available on...
Movie Talk: Loving and Hating “Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Here, there be tons of spoilers. Avengers: Age of Ultron has generated a lot of buzz, positive, neutral, disappointed, and on occasion angry, so this week, Noah, Daren, Gini and Summer talk about the movie, the direction it seems to be shifting the...
Graham Shiels: Talking “Olympus” and “Lab Rats”
This week's guest is Graham Shiels, currently playing "King Aegeus" on Syfy Channel's Olympus, and he tells us about his life-long love of fantasy and scifi, the types of stories he loved growing up and still enjoys, and more. Graham also talks about...
TV Talk: Summer Season Series Kickoffs
This week, Kevin Bachelder from Tuning Into Scifi TV joins Summer to chat about the TV series coming up for the late spring and summer seasons, and Wendy Hembrock provides a recap of WGN America's Salem, for those who might be interested in checking...
Warriors and Werewolves: “The Dead Lands” and “Bitten”
This week, Noah has a review of The Dead Lands, an indie action-adventure that slides a teeny bit into mythological-fantastical storytelling that you definitely need to see. Next, Summer has a quick interview with Laura Vandervoort, the lead actress...
“Olympus”: An Interview with creator Nick Willing
This week, Nick Willing joins us to chat about how he created Olympus, what he finds appealing about the classic Greek Tragedies, about working with a large number of digital effects on a TV schedule, and more. Olympus tells the story of how a few...
“Olympus”: An Interview with Matt Frewer
This week, actor Matt Frewer talks with Summer about Olympus, the new series he's starring in on Syfy Channel. Matt talks about the surreal amount of green screen work he's doing on the series, on his approach to what drives Daedalus both before and...
“12 Monkeys”: Interview with producer Travis Fickett
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...
2015 Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival Chat with Mike Stackpole
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...
Discussing “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...
“The Mourning”: Interview with Director and Cast
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...
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