They grow up so fast. It seems like only yesterday that the SciFi Channel was a toddler, and now look at it. It changed its name as a teen, getting all independent and calling itself Syfy, and is now moving into its twenties with confidence. It’s even throwing its own birthday party:
SYFY WILL CELEBRATE TWO DECADES OF IMAGINATIVE ENTERTAINMENT WITH STAR-STUDDED SYFY 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, PREMIERING MONDAY, DECEMBER 10 AT 9PM
FEATURES TALENT FROM ALPHAS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BEING HUMAN, CAPRICA, DEFIANCE, EUREKA, FARSCAPE, HAVEN, LOST GIRL, SANCTUARY, STARGATE: SG1 AND WAREHOUSE 13
PLUS HOSTS OF DESTINATION TRUTH, FACE OFF, GHOST HUNTERS AND TOTAL BLACKOUT
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
Associated Television International is an Emmy® Award-winning company that has been successfully producing and distributing television series, specials and feature films for over three decades. ATI produced Mysteries, Magic & Miracles, one of Syfy’s first original series.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
Happy Birthday, Syfy. Hugs and Kisses, SciFiMafia.com.
The Syfy 20th Anniversary Special airs Monday, December 10 at 9/8c on Syfy.