ICYMI: The X-Files ratings plummet to series low
We’re back again with another issue of Sci-Fi After Dark. If you missed last week’s issue, you can get caught up on the sci-fi news you may have missed here.
Unfortunately for FOX, The X-Files has hit a series low ratings-wise. It drew 0.9 and about 3.6 million viewers. The show is halfway through its eleventh season and is getting ratings about half of what it once did.
Guess Who: Phillip Rhys cast in Syfy’s Nightflyers
Nightflyers follows a crew on The Nightflyer, a ship that has been sent to the edge of the solar system. On the way, the crew experiences violent events that cause them to turn against each other.
TVAD Writers Room: The X-Files review plus roundtables for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams!
It was another busy week for science fiction here at TVAD! First up, the first four episodes of season 11 of The X-Files were reviewed. Despite some disappointment with the first mythology episode, the first four episodes were a rather impressive mix of mythology and monster of the week episodes. The chemistry between its stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson was especially notable. The fifth episode of the season, “Ghouli,” was also well-received by fans in our roundtable. The acting of the series leads blew away our roundtable guests.
Amazon Prime‘s Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams was also covered by TVAD in the form of two roundtables! The first four episodes explored the darker side of the human psyche and were incredibly intense. The last six episodes of the season injected a lot of sci-fi and a bit of magic. Not all of the episodes had as much depth as we would have liked but the series gave our roundtable guests plenty to think about.
Interviews: Jason Isaacs discusses his character’s mission in Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Discovery‘s Jason Isaacs recently spoke to Variety about his character’s mission and Captain Lorca in general. When asked about his favorite moment from shooting the first season, Isaacs said:
“Any time you’re on the bridge, all my favorite people are there. There’s the audience’s experience and there’s the actor’s experience. My experience was that I made some very good friends, people I adored ‒ people of all ages, people who had just left Juilliard and people who have been around forever.”
Coming Soon: Roswell reboot in development, Stargate: Origins trailer, and HBO orders J.J. Abrams’ Demimonde
The CW is currently developing a Roswell reboot! The project is currently untitled and will be based on the Roswell High book series by Melinda Metz. The series will be following the daughter of undocumented immigrants. Once she moves home, she discovers that her teenage crush is actually an alien that has hid his abilities from humanity.
Stargate Command recently released a new trailer for Stargate: Origins. The series will be a prequel to the original movie and will take place in 1939, 10 years after Prof. Paul Langford (Connor Trinneer) discovered the Stargate. The series will be premiering on February, 15th on Stargate Command.
If you’re a fan of HBO and J.J. Abrams‘ work, then you’ll probably want to read up on the new show they’re collaborating on! HBO recently ordered J.J. Abrams’ new sci-fi drama titled Demimonde. Not much is currently know about the series. However, HBO has said that the series will be “an epic and intimate sci-fi fantasy drama.”
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