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By Jamie Ruby

Almighty ThorFor comic book and science fiction fans everywhere, this weekend will be about Thor, the Norse god of thunder. But not everyone is talking about the Marvel movie being released this weekend, for some, like myself, it's about the Syfy Saturday movie Almighty Thor.

Almighty Thor, an Asylum film, written by Eric Forsberg, directed by Chris Ray, and starring Cody Deal, will be premiering Saturday night on Syfy.

For those not familiar with the story, according to the official Marvel Universe Wiki, Thor is "one of several powerful ancient beings who dwell in a magical realm called Asgard." Thor is also the son of Odin, who gave him his famous hammer. In the original Marvel universe, to teach him a lession in humility, Odin sends his son to Earth in a crippled mortal body as well as takes away his hammer, powers, and memory of who he is. Subsequently Donald Blake uses his secret identity as Thor to fight crime.

The Syfy movie follows quite a different storyline, making it unique and enabling it to stand on its own. The movie begins in Asgard with the character of Loki, played by Richard Grieco, who with the help of the Norns, the Weavers of Fate, trying to convince Odin (Kevin Nash) to give him the hammer of invincibility, with which he will cause havok in Asgard and on Earth.

To stop Loki and to get to the hammer before him, where his father has hidden it, Thor must travel to Earth, where he is joined by his guardian Jarnsaxa played by Patricia Velasquez. Thor trades in his hammer for a uzi as he learns to fight and hopefully defeat his enemy.

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This week SciFi Vision is proud to be able to bring you two live podcasts on Fandom Access for Syfy's upcoming Almighty Thor, which premieres on Saturday.

First, tonight we will be joined by writer Eric Forsberg, who also wrote the Syfy movie Mega Piranha, which he also directed, that will be airing on the 27th, as well as Snakes on a Train, which will air this Friday on Syfy. Also be sure to stop and visit his site and check out the trailer for Mega Piranha.

On Thursday we will be joined by star of the movie, Cody Deal, who has briefly appeared in both The Hangover and Get Him to the Greek, and has landed a role in the upcoming Cinemax series A Girl's Guide to Depravity, airing in October, as well as the part of Mark HardOn in the action-comedy Superseeds. Be sure to check out his sites as well, including  his personal site and Hollywood & Beyond, his site about his journeys and "making it in Hollywood." 

Both podcasts are available at Talkshoe through Fandom Access and air live at 10pm eastern time. Both guests will be taking questions, so please make sure you join the live chat to participate and call in if you would like to ask questions. To join the chat, you must either chat as a guest or register at Talkshoe.

I will also be talking with Deal and the director of Almighty Thor, Chris Ray, today, for which an article/transcript will be posted soon.

I will also be cohosting with Kenn Gold from Media Blvd. (and possibly some others) an interview with Deal on Saturday May 7th before the premiere of Almighty Thor on Syfy (exact location and more details to be announced).

Last but not least, join Deal live again at 9pm eastern during the east coast premiere of the movie during his virtual viewing party on Saturday when he will be tweeting live throughout the movie.

And my review of the movie is also forthcoming, as well as of course articles for the upcoming interviews! You can also see a trailer for Almighty Thor on the sidebar of the site and read the press release in the previous post.

SciFi Vision has quite a bit of press coverage coming up this week for Syfy's Almighty Thor, including interviews and more, starting with the official press release below, which also includes a release for Sinbad and the Minotaur.


April 27, 2011
MAY SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIES SHOWCASE RICHARD GRIECO (21 JUMP STREET) IN ALMIGHTY THOR AND MANU BENNETT (SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND) IN SINBAD AND THE MINOTAUR

NEW YORK – April 27, 2011 – Richard Grieco (21 Jump Street) tries to destroy Los Angeles with a big hammer, while Manu Bennett (Spartacus: Blood and Sand) battles a scary Minotaur in the May Syfy Saturday Original Movies.

Starring Richard Grieco, Cody Deal (The Castle) and Patricia Velasquez (The Mummy), Almighty Thor premieres Saturday, May 7, at 9PM (ET/PT) on Syfy, the same weekend Thor opens in movie theatres. In Almighty Thor, a volcanic fissure bursts open in the fortress of Valhalla, freeing the demon God Loki (Grieco), who steals the Hammer of Invincibility. Loki plans to obliterate Los Angeles using the Hammer -- and Thor (Deal) is the only one who can stop him. Almighty Thor is a production of The Asylum.

Manu Bennett plays the title role in Sinbad and the Minotaur, premiering Saturday, May 21, at 9PM (ET/PT) on Syfy. Sinbad and his men search tirelessly for the lost treasure of the Colossus of Rhodes, which is guarded by a terrifying Minotaur. Along the journey, Sinbad meets Princess Tara, a slave in the evil sorcerer Al-Jibar’s harem. Now Sinbad must find the treasure, rescue the Princess and conquer the Minotaur, while defeating the enraged sorcerer. Sinbad and the Minotaur is a production of American World Pictures.

In celebration of Syfy's 200th Original Movie, Scream of the Banshee, on Saturday night at 9pm, Syfy has put together the ultimate creature feature tournament, titled March Monster Madness. Beginning today, thirty-two abominations including Mansquito and Sharktopus will be pitted against each other with fans voting to determine the eventual winner and ultimately the champion of the Syfy creature pantheon. You can also find more info reading the press release below (with some awesom creature art) and  by going to http://www.syfy.com/monstermadness.

Make your choices now and share with your friends! Who will you be picking as the ultimate winner?

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SCREAM OF THE BANSHEE WILL BECOME THE 200TH SYFY SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIE, PREMIERING MARCH 26 AT 9PM (ET/PT)

New York, NY -- February 28, 2011 -- Since 2002, Syfy viewers have experienced mutated sharks, mosquito men, alligators as big as blimps, vengeful demon moths, pterodactyls, werewolves, dragons and really, really big snakes. Plus earthquakes that split the U.S. in half, man-made volcanoes, space storms, tornados made of ice, magnetic meteors and plagues of killer locusts -- every unnatural disaster imaginable.

Now Syfy celebrates its bi-weekly assault on humanity with the premiere of its 200th Saturday Original Movie, Scream of the Banshee, on Saturday, March 26, at 9PM (ET/PT).

In Scream of the Banshee, when a college professor opens a mysterious and ornate box discovered hidden in the tunnels under her university, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream is fated to die a strange and terrible death. Now the professor, her daughter and a few of her students must try to stop the Banshee. A production of After Dark Films, Scream of the Banshee stars Lauren Holly (NCIS) and Lance Henriksen (Alien).

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In light of the holidays right around the corner, Syfy is continuing in the Christmas spirit with a new Saturday Original movie called Ice Quake, as a family is forced to fight for survival among cataclysmic disasters instead of simply fighting the thought of whether or not to have another plate of leftovers. While caught on a mountain that’s covered in white as far as the eye can see the surface begins to rumble and the land begins to open. An invisible field pops up out of the crack that causes a turn for the worst. Watch the clip and tune in on December 11th at 9/8c only on Syfy.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsPart one of the seventh story in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, opened Friday worldwide. The craze for the young boy wizard first started over thirteen years ago when Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was first published in London and continued to grow when the first movie was released in 2001. Nine years later, the fanbase still continues to expand as theaters around the world were sold out for opening night. The movie brought in $125.1 million domestically for the opening weekend, with the worldwide total coming in at $330.1 million.

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SkylineIf you have seen the trailer for the science fiction thriller Skyline, which opens in theaters today, you may think you have the movie figured out, but you would be wrong. The previews have had people comparing Skyline to movies such as Independence Day or War of the Worlds, but they were intentionally misleading. The creators of the film, Colin and Greg Strause, who also directed the film, did not want people feeling like they knew the movie from the trailers; they wanted them to be surprised. Yes, the movie has fantastic special effects, and yes, it is about aliens taking over, but that's not what lies at the heart of the film. You won't see governments making plans to annihilate the aliens. You'll instead see a group of people fighting for survival in the best ways they know how. Some will try to run; others will stay behind. What would you do?

The story follows Jarrod, played by Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 24, Haven), and his girlfriend as they travel to meet Jarrod's friend Terry (Donald Faison; Clueless, Scrubs), who now is living it up in a penthouse in Los Angeles. The group wake up after partying to what at first is assumed to be an earthquake, but they soon discover it to be much more. Blue light streams in through the windows and one of Terry's friends (Neil Hopkins; Lost, Castle) goes to check it out and suddenly disapears. Jarrod's journey starts, when while trying to help, he is pulled into the light himself, only escaping presumed death by the help of his friends as they struggle and eventually pull him back. They watch in terror as the spaceships' lights take a hold of the people of LA, and the aliens eventually venture into the buildings to capture the rest.

The group struggles to make the right choices to survive the invasion. The twists in the movie will surprise you, and as Eric Balfour, the star of the movie said in a recent, exclusive interview with Sci Fi Vision, "It's not your Disney alien movie. There's no happy ending."

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Red Carpet Premiere Part 1: LIVE from Empire & Odeon, Leicester Square.

Watch live streaming video from harrypotter at livestream.com
In preparation for an upcoming interview, Sci Fi Vision was given a press release for two original Syfy movies. Interview will be forthcoming.

SYFY KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH NOVEMBER SATURDAY ORIGINAL MOVIES THE LOST FUTURE AND TRIASSIC ATTACK


SEAN BEAN (LORD OF THE RINGS) BATTLES DEADLY BEASTS WHILE RAOUL TRUJILLO (TIN MAN, TRUE BLOOD) CONFRONTS RESURRECTED DINOSAURS

New York, NY – October 25, 2010 – Syfy will get a jump on the festive holiday season with a pair of November Saturday Original Movies featuring mutant creatures and rampaging dinosaurs.

Starring Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings), The Lost Future, premiering Saturday, November 13, at 9PM (ET/PT), is set in an exotic and dangerous future world where an isolated tribe battles for survival in a landscape overrun by mutated beasts carrying a mysterious and deadly illness. A production of Tandem Communications GMBH, The Lost Future also co-stars Annabelle Wallis (The Tudors).

Directed by Colin Ferguson (Eureka), Triassic Attack, premiering Saturday, November 27, at 9PM (ET/PT), is about the Native American owner of a kitschy roadside museum who accidentally brings to life three dinosaur fossils. Now really annoyed, the giant dinos wreak havoc on the small town and the local university. Triassic Attack stars Raoul Trujillo (True Blood, Tin Man) and Steven Brand (Scorpion King). A production of UFO International Productions.

As part of the Syfy Saturday Dino Night during the Thanksgiving Day Weekend, Jurassic Park will lead into Triassic Attack beginning at 6PM (ET/PT).
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