Note from the editor: I have included interviews under exclusive if they are private or one-on-one or in person interviews. These were not part of press conference calls or group discussions. These are exclusives that are currently published here at SciFi Vision or as part of one of SciFi Vision's own podcasts, or in some early cases at Media Blvd. Magazine.

I also have chosen to include some interviews from press events that are only open to a select few and not the general press or public, such as convention press rooms and everything from the Syfy Digital Press Tours, set tours, etc. as although they are not entirely exclusive, they do contain exclusive photos and sometimes videos that no other site has (I have started to mark some of these as "Spotlight" as opposed to "Exclusive, but they still remain in this category"), or may be about my own experiences only at the events. Note that in a few specific cases, the set tours were exclusive and specifically for SciFi Vision.

All of the articles unless otherwise noted were written by me, Jamie Ruby, and are copyright © 2017 Sci-Fi Vision. If you would like to post an article on your own site, please let us know first. Please do not use any of the exclusive photos or videos on your own site without permission (it will usually be given). You can find the rest of our published articles, including both interviews and reviews under articles.

Exclusive: Omar Metwally Talks DIG

Omar MetwallyTonight USA airs its fourth episode of the series DIG. Omar Metwally (Non-stop, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2) plays the character of Yuseff Khalid, an American who disappeared to Israel after being accused of murder. It was recently revealed that the fugitive was working with the US Ambassador to Israel, Ruth Ridell (Regina Taylor), to find, and steal if need be, the gemstones for the high-priest's breast plate.

Earlier in the week, the actor talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his work on the series.

Metwally became involved in DIG originally because of one of the series creators. "I actually got involved because of Gideon Raff. Basically he and I had met; I had auditioned for a different project that he had been working on, and that didn't end up working out, but I've sort of stayed on his mind. And when this project started up, it was the perfect opportunity for us to finally work together."

There was more than one thing that originally attracted the actor to the role. "I took the role for a couple reasons. One was that I really wanted to work with Gideon, and the second reason was that I read the script, and at first I wasn't sure, because in the pilot, so little is revealed about this character and what his role is going to be in the series, but after talking with Tim [Kring] and Gideon, they both assured me that it's a role that's going to go to some interesting places, and they were right about that."

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Exclusive: Neil Napier Talks Helix, Peter's Loyalties, & Feelings for Anne

Neil NapierTomorrow Syfy's Helix airs its tenth episode of season two. In preparation, star Neil Napier, who plays Peter Farragut on the series, recently talked with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision for an exclusive interview about this week's episode and the rest of the season.

Helix is a show that is full of questions. Viewers now know that Peter is working for Ilaria; however, they still do not know where his loyalties really lie. "It's hard to tell right now where we're at in the season exactly what Peter's motivations are, exactly what he wants from Ilaria, and what his end goal is. But we will in the next three or four episodes, definitely by the end of the season, have a pretty clear idea of why Peter does the things he does."

The actor had a few scenes down in the oubliette this season, and he enjoyed filming in the pit. "I loved filming everything down in the oubliette, because it was so isolated, and there are all these very intimate two hander scenes; that's always fun to do. It's uncomplicated to shoot it. It's two actors that can just really get into the meat of the scene, so it's the simplicity of those kinds of scenes that I really enjoy."

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Exclusive: Shawn Ashmore Talks The Following Season Three

Shawn AshmoreTonight FOX premieres season three of its hit psychological thriller, The Following. Season three begins one year later. Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) is on death row. Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and his FBI partner Mike Weston, played by Shawn Ashmore, are trying to move on when new threats emerge.

In preparation for the premiere, Ashmore recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about the new season.

Last season, Mike shot Lily (Connie Nielsen) in cold blood after her son, Mark (Sam Underwood), killed his father, and they have been covering it up from the FBI. Ashmore talked about how that will affect Mike, as well as how it will affect his position at the bureau. “That’s what’s interesting right from the get-go for season three. Some of the crimes and the awful things that our “heroes” have been up to in the last season, those things come back to haunt Ryan and Max (Jessica Stroup) and Mike. We’re forced to look at that. If the truth comes out about what our guys were up to last season, how will that affect them? And it’s no joke, and it’s very, very serious, so I can only imagine that if everyone did find out, Mike would definitely be fired from the FBI, if not criminally prosecuted, along with Ryan and Max. We’re all complicit on different levels about covering up and taking out some of the Gray family last year, among other followers. So yeah, it’s serious business. Our careers are on the line; potentially our freedom is on the line. So it’s definitely serious, and when we come back into season three, that’s something that we’re forced to deal with.”

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Exclusive: Cary Elwes to Host The Princess Bride Marathon on SundanceTV 12/25

Cary ElwesStarting Christmas Day at 1:00 p.m. eastern/pacific, Sundance TV will be airing the "As You Wish: The Princess Bride Marathon," which will conclude the following morning at 2:00 a.m. The marathon will be hosted by star Cary Elwes, who plays Westley in the popular romantic comedy. Throughout the day, Elwes will be sharing his personal thoughts and insights on making the film to give fans a special behind-the-scenes look at the beloved classic.

Elwes will also be taking part by answering fan questions on Twitter live during the marathon.

Fans can also find more behind-the-scenes tidbits from Elwes available on the Sundance.tv site along with excerpts from his best-selling book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride, as well as some online games and trivia.

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Exclusive: Al Sapienza on Working with Tricia Helfer & More on Ascension

Al SapienzaTonight Syfy premiered its new limited event series, Ascension. The three-night event continues tomorrow night, and reaches its conclusion on Wednesday night.

The drama follows the men, women, and children of a century-long space voyage on the starship Ascension that was launched in the 1960s. They have made it halfway through their journey, and as they reach the point of no return, there is a murder on the ship, which will cause the people to question the true reason for their space mission.

Al Sapienza, who stars as Councilman Rose on the series, recently sat down with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview to talk about Ascension and it's surprising twists and turns.

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Exclusive: Keith Allan Talks Z Nation

Keith AllanRecently it was announced that Syfy's new hit series, Z Nation, was officially renewed for a second season. The show follows a group of survivors in a zombie apocalypse, who fight not only to stay alive, but also to deliver a possible cure to a lab in California, in the form of a man, Murphy, who is the only one to survive a zombie bite.

The actor, who stars as Murphy, Keith Allan, recently sat down with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview to talk about his role.

Allan was working as a stage manager for The Asylum before he got his big break. "I'm an actor and have been for many, many years, and sometimes you're working as an actor, and sometimes you're not. There were a few years where I was needing work, and so I needed to get a day job, because I wasn't making a living as an actor.

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Exclusive: Tina Teeter Talks Town of the Living Dead & Thr33 Days Dead

Tina TeeterThis season Syfy premiered their new reality show Town of the Living Dead, which follows a group of people in Jasper, Alabama trying to make a zombie movie. Using their sweat and tears and not much in the way of a budget, the group struggled for six years to try to create their film Thr33 Days Dead when Syfy came to the rescue. The quirky team eventually made it through, taking the knowledge with them that the network would air their film upon completion. The documentary is their story.

The producer Tina Teeter recently talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview about their time making the film.

Teeter talked about how she became involved in creating the film. "Originally I had acted for many years; I did theater. And I actually got involved with this by going into RadioShack to buy my daughter a phone for Christmas. And I met John M. Ware; he's the director and the writer. I met him, and he mentioned to me he had a little bit part that he would like for me to do, which is mom in the movie, and I wanted to be a zombie. So that's how I became involved; I basically just wanted to be a zombie, a bit part.

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Syfy Press Tour 2014 - Day 2: Helix

HelixThe third panel during the Syfy Press Tour was Helix. After an introduction by Bill McGoldrick, star Kyra Zagorsky, who plays Dr. Julia Walker, and executive producer Steven Maeda took the stage.

First off, Maeda talked a bit about the new location the series takes place in in season two. “One of the things we always talked about doing with the show, if we were fortunate enough to have a second season, was changing up the location. And because the show is so self-contained, it really occurs in one space for all 13 episodes.

“Obviously, season one, we were in the arctic at Arctic BioSystems, and it all blew up at the end of last year, so we can't go back.

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Syfy Press Tour 2014 - Day 2: 12 Monkeys

12 MonkeysThe first talent panel of the day at the Syfy Press Tour was 12 Monkeys. The panel was attended by stars Aaron Stanford, who plays time-traveler Cole, and Amanda Schull, who plays Dr. Cassandra Railly, Co-Executive Producer Travis Fickett, as well as EVP of Original Content of Syfy, Bill McGoldrick, who did the introduction.

McGoldrick gave the journalists some information on the series, and talked about how it is based on the film, which commemorates its 20th anniversary next year, and features the character of Cole who time travels from 2043 to present day. As in the film, Cole is on a mission to stop a deadly plague.

After a trailer of the show, Fickett talked about why it’s a perfect time now for the show. “I think because the audience was ready for a serialized time-travel show, something that Terry [Matalas] and I always wanted to do, and they, I think, were educated. The audience is educated now as to the intricacies of that kind of narrative style. Lost tricked everyone into doing a time travel show. At the start of season four, they're like, "Oh, by the way, we're a time travel show now," and it worked really well.

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Syfy Press Tour 2014 - Day 2: Syfy Execs

Syfy ExecsFirst up during the Syfy Press Tour was a sit-down panel with President of Syfy, Dave Howe, and EVP of Original Content at Syfy, Bill McGoldrick. Joining them was fellow journalist and editor at Blastr, Aaron Sagers, who gave the introduction.

First news of note was about Sharknado. Unfortunately due to conflict, Ian Zierling couldn’t be at the press tour, so there was no panel. However, Howe had some exclusive news for the journalists. “Next year, Sharknado 3 will be storming the east coast. It will make landfall and attack America's favorite institution, Washington DC, and finally, Washington is getting what's coming to it. And then it will swallow the entire eastern seaboard, head down the coast, and end up, miraculously, in Orlando, Florida, where it will take out some of Orlando. And we're calling it "Sharknado Takes on the Feast Coast."

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