'Syfy 20th Anniversary Special' to Premiere Monday, December 10 Featuring Stars of 'Battlestar Galactica', 'Farscape', 'Eureka' & More

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November 27th, 2012

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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 Colin Ferguson Destination Truth

EurekaJamie PagliaEurekaNeil GraystonEurekaMcKenzie WestmoreFace OffBrian HensonFarscapeDavid KemperFarscapeBen BrowderFarscapeClaudia BlackFarscapeJason HawesGhost HuntersEric BalfourHavenLloyd SeganHavenLucas BryantHavenMatt McGuinnessHavenShawn PillerHavenJoe MaddalenaHollywood TreasureGeoff BoucherEntertainment WeeklyAnna SilkLost GirlMichelle LovrettaLost GirlScott HallockScare TacticsAmanda TappingSanctuaryRobert CooperSG1Brad WrightSG1Christopher JudgeSG1Michael ShanksSG1Roger CormanSyfy Original MoviesVincent VentrescaThe Invisible ManJaleel WhiteTotal BlackoutMatt RoushTV Guide MagazineAaron AshmoreWarehouse 13Allison ScagliottiWarehouse 13Eddie McClintockWarehouse 13Jack KennyWarehouse 13Saul RubinekWarehouse 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.)


  • psychic

    Lost Girl has to be the best thing ever invented.

  • Neil

    It should have been the Sci-Fi Channel 20th Anniversary Special.

  • cimmer

    Yeah, strangely enough I sense less of a celebration and more of a long advertisement for the new show Defiance, cynical me. ;)

  • Observer

    What about stars from Stargate Atlantis, that show had higher ratings than a lot of this new stuff. They couldn’t get at least one of them for an interview? Once again, the red headed step-child of SciFi/Syfy. Won’t be tuning in out of annoyance.

  • cimmer

    @Observer, maybe Syfy thought it was best not to open up that can of worms again although Syfy never understood that scifi fans have very long memories. As an aside, I think that’s something that Fox figured out long ago after cancelling Firefly and why Dollhouse and Fringe got some extra time – don’t tick off the scifi fans, they have long memories. (Does not apply to Terra Nova which I have always believed was less of a ‘scifi’ show an more of a stab at family fantasy entertainment a la Land of the Lost LOL).

  • BOTR

    I guess they’re going to pretend that MST3K never aired on the network.

  • scifi

    Syfy is celebrating how they killed scifi.

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    “It should have been the Sci-Fi Channel 20th Anniversary Special”

    Yes, Neil, that sums it up. These days its mostly fake ghost buster shows and nonsense about makeup artists and other similar wastes of time.

  • Smoke That Sherm-Palladino

    Is it a good sign for Alphas’ renewal chances that Alphas cast-members are being included in this?

  • Lantra

    Where’s Stargate Atlantis?

  • Rangefinder


    In fairness, it wasn’t Syfy who canceled Stargate Atlantis but franchise owner MGM, because they wanted to make Stargate Universe instead.

  • Meg

    No Stargate Atlantis stars? I’ll pass, then. Much like I pass on watching Syfy these days. Syfy must have pissed the hell out of the cast not to get a single interview.

    On a random note, is the channel STILL being run by morons? They DIDN’T pick up Blood & Chrome?!? I am loving the pilot mini-episodes on YouTube right now.

  • james

    I do argee with you. Scifi channel isn’t what it used to be five to ten years ago.

  • Mario500

    I hope “The Twilight Zone”, “Dark Shadows”, and “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ get mentioned during the anniversary program. If it were not for the Sci-Fi Channel, I would have never seen an entire episode of any one of those programs.

  • Rocky89

    It’s classy that Amanda will be there to in some way, despite how they treated Sanctuary. Syfy is lucky any of their stars are going to a support a non sci-fi network.

  • Mario500

    “The Twilight Zone”, “Dark Shadows”, and “Mystery Science Theater 3000″ were acknowledged during the program.

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