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Noble and trustworthy Space viewers: the fifth and final season of the beloved fantasy-adventure series Merlin is about to commence.

The epic conclusion of the battle for Camelot rides onto Space’s line-up beginning Saturday, Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET. This season finds the Kingdom in the height of its ‘golden age’ with a full round table, peace across the land, and everything to lose.

Leading up to the Season 5 premiere, Space has worked its magic to make sure viewers don’t miss out on a single spell with an encore broadcast of the first four seasons of Melrin. As part of The 12 Days of Spacemas, Seasons 1, 2, and 3 will air daily at 8 a.m. ET beginning Jan. 2, with Season 4 airing at 7 a.m. ET on Jan. 5. Continue reading »

SPACE and SPACE HD resolve to take 2012 by storm with a flurry of marathons, mind-blowing finales and thunderous premieres.

Devoted to delivering programming with no limits, SPACE tears up the new year with its mid-season schedule when the flagship, daily entertainment program, INNERSPACE, moves to a new time.

Hosts Ajay Fry, Cynthia Loyst and Teddy Wilson probe what’s new in genre, Monday-Friday, now at 6 p.m. ET, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3.

To warm up the new timeslot, the show kicks off 2012 with a week of themed specials, starting with INNERSPACE: WINTER BLOCKBUSTERS.

Fans of the fantastical can catch up on Season 3 of MERLIN with the all-day marathon on Saturday, Jan. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. E.T., leading in to the Season 4 premiere at 8 p.m. ET. Viewers can get cozy with the paranormal roommates of BEING HUMAN (US) with the Season 1 marathon Sunday, Jan. 15, in advance of the highly anticipated Season 2 premiere, Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. ET.

SPACE’s mid-season schedule continues to keep viewers warm with the return of fan favourites. Viewers can sink their teeth into the new Season 3 of TRUE BLOOD (Friday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET), uncover the unexplained with Season 2B of the investigation series FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES (Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET) or delve into the world of special effects make-up with the Season 2 premiere of competition series FACE OFF (Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. ET). On Thursday, Jan. 5, Season 2 of the Gemini Award-winning SPACE original series TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL returns with all new back-to-back episodes at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET.   

For the best in movies and genre programming, viewers can tune in all winter long with SPACE’s Tuesday Night Movies, Sunday Nightmares and all the best genre favourites! Watch full episodes of cutting edge programming at www.spacecast.com.

 

NEW & RETURNING SERIES 

(All series listed below available in HD)

 

INNERSPACE – NEW TIME

Mondays – Fridays at 6 p.m. ET starting Jan. 3

SPACE’s flagship show, INNERSPACE is a daily entertainment talk show that covers film, television, video games, technology, comic books, gadgets, and all things genre. Hosted by Ajay Fry, Cynthia Loyst and Teddy Wilson.  

 

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL – Season 2 continued

Thursday, Jan. 5 at 9 p.m. ET

Season 2 returns with “See you Later, Masterbator”, in which Jimmy is fired for peeping on students and Todd vows to clear his name. The gang finds the real culprit is difficult to identify – because he’s invisible! Following at 9:30 p.m. ET, the A/V Club use the Book to turn the Gang’s lives into a psycho thriller – and they’ve cast Jenny as the victim and Todd as the killer in the episode “Loser Generated Content”.  

 

TRUE BLOOD – Season 3

Friday, Jan. 6 at 10 p.m. ET

In bad “Bad Blood”, Sookie turns to Eric for help finding Bill. Andy urges Jason to stay the course. Sam wants to reconnects with his past so he begins his search for his birth parents. Tara seeks refuge from her grief. Lafayette gives Lettie May one more chance to help Tara. Meanwhile Jason and Andy work to cover up the truth about Eggs death. Sophia-Anne makes a surprise visit to Fangtasia.

 

MERLIN – Season 4 Premiere

Saturday, Jan. 7 at 8 p.m. ET

In the Season 4 premiere, “The Darkest Hour (Part 1)”, Morgana, empowered with her magic stronger than ever, summons the mighty Callieach to tear open the veil between the two worlds, effectively opening the gates to the Other World. Hellish creatures pour forth, killing any who succumb to their touch. With Uther a shadow of his former self, it falls to Arthur and his loyal knights, including Lancelot to protect the kingdom. Nothing will prepare Merlin when he discovers that the only way to restore the balance requires a sacrifice of unimaginable proportions.

 

FACT OR FAKED: PARANORMAL FILES – Season 2B Premiere

Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 9 p.m. ET

Led by former FBI agent Ben Hansen, the paranormal investigation team returns with “UFO Crash Landing/Graveyard Ghost”. In the season 2B premiere, one team goes to New Mexico to investigate a supposed UFO crash while the other travels to Nevada to look into stories of a graveyard ghost.

 

FACE OFF – Season 2 Premiere

Wednesday, Jan.11 at 10 p.m. ET

Season 2 of the competition/elimination series explores the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. The contestants are tasked with elaborate feature challenges including executing full body paint make up on models and creating their own horror villain. FACE OFF culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career.

 

BEING HUMAN (US) – Season 2 Premiere

Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. ET

In the season premiere episode “Turn This Mother Out”, Aidan deals with the power vacuum and orphan vampires left behind when Bishop died and Josh prepares to re-enter medical school and embrace a normal life with Nora. Sally’s ghost powers grow stronger as she wonders what will happen to her now that she’s missed her door.

‘Tis the season for THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS, when every day from Thursday, Dec. 22 until Monday, Jan. 2 is sure to feel like Christmas for genre fans!

This year, The Doctor is at the pinnacle of this magical holiday tradition with the premiere of the 2011 DOCTOR WHO Christmas special, THE DOCTOR, THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE (broadcast details to be announced).

And on Dec. 25, viewers can indulge in a full day of the best of the Time Lord with the Christmas With The Doctor Marathon, starting at 7:30 a.m. ET.

Prepare for some not-so-silent nights throughout THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS with perfectly packaged SPACE programming and killer movie marathons including two full days of gore with the Beast Feast Marathon, beginning Dec. 26.

The giving continues with the SANCTUARY Season 4 Marathon on Dec. 30 starting at 11 a.m. ET, with the premiere of the final three episodes of Season 4 beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. Whether viewers have been naughty or nice this year, SPACE delivers the ultimate holiday experience with no limits!

 

SPACE HOLIDAY PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS

 

EUREKA – “Do You See What I See” – *Special Premiere*

On Friday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET, EUREKA gets an animated makeover for a special holiday-themed episode. In this stand-alone episode that airs one week after the Season 4 finale, Sheriff Carter and Allison Blake try to plan the perfect holiday surprise for their kids. But a mysterious kaleidoscopic wave of colour crashes over Eureka, leaving the entire town and its inhabitants animated! Jim Parsons, Edward James Olmos, Chris Parnell and Matt Frewer lend their voices in this special.

 

THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS:

(Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 – Monday, Jan. 2, 2012)

 

Comic Book Hero Marathon

Feel like a superhero when the last-minute shopping is done with the Comic Book Hero Marathon on Thursday, Dec. 22 starting at 7 p.m. ET with THOR: HAMMER OF THE GODS and continuing all night with hours of villain butt-kicking.

 

Dino-Might Marathon

Move over Grinch, because dinosaurs steal Christmas on Friday, Dec. 23 starting at 11 a.m. ET with a full day of prehistoric flicks including the JURASSIC PARK trilogy.

 

Family Fantasy Marathon

Catch out-of-this-world fantasy blockbusters including BEETLEJUICE, E.T., STAR WARS: CLONE WARS and more with the Family Fantasy Marathon on Saturday, Dec. 24 starting at 8:45 a.m. ET.

 

Christmas With The Doctor Marathon

On the big day itself, someone special comes to town – but he arrives in a TARDIS instead of a sleigh! On Sunday, Dec. 25 starting at 7:30 a.m. ET, snuggle up to a full day of DOCTOR WHO specials and Season 6 episodes.

 

Beast Feast Marathon

When all the Christmas festivities are done, feast on this: two full days of leftovers with the Beast Feast Marathon, beginning Monday, Dec. 26 at 9 a.m. ET with DEEP BLUE SEA. And over the next two days, mega monsters take over with MEGA PIRANHA, MEGA PYTHON VS. GATOROID, MEGA SHARK VS. GIANT OCTOPUS, MEGA SHARK VS. CROCOSAURUS and many more.

 

Magical MERLIN Marathon

Embrace the magic of the holidays with the Magical MERLIN Marathon on Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Thursday, Dec. 29 with back-to-back episodes of MERLIN Seasons 1 and 2.

 

SANCTUARY Season 4 Marathon

Countdown! The SANCTUARY Season 4 Marathon marks the beginning of the end of 2011 on Friday, Dec. 30 starting at 11 a.m. ET. And, as part of the SANCTUARY Season 4 Marathon, don’t miss the premieres of the last three episodes of SANCTUARY Season 4, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET.

 

Man vs. Machine Marathon

The Man vs. Machine Marathon counts down 2011 and launches 2012 with the best futuristic films on Saturday, Dec. 31 and Sunday, Jan. 1! The two-day marathon includes heart-stopping blockbusters like DEMOLITION MAN, I, ROBOT, TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, STARSHIP TROOPERS, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR and much more.

 

TORCHWOOD Marathon

Recover from the past year and start off a new with the TORCHWOOD Marathon on Monday, Jan. 2 starting at 7 a.m. ET with back-to-back episodes of TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF THE EARTH and TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY.

The best in genre is taking off on SPACE and SPACE HD this Fall, with massive marathons, mind-blowing finales and epic premieres.

SPACE’s fly Fall schedule launches with the return of INNERSPACE, SPACE’s flagship original daily show, probing the latest and greatest in genre news, every Monday-Friday at 11 p.m. ET starting Sept. 19.

As the heat subsides, SPACE’s Fall lineup doesn’t cool off. The Fall schedule also features the debut of several brand new series, including the freaky drama BEDLAM (Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET), centered around a haunted insane asylum-turned-apartment building, and the gritty ghost-hunting PARANORMAL WITNESS (Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET).

Then, fan favourite and Canadian original series SANCTUARY returns with a bone-chilling fourth season on Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET. Last but not least – and just in time for the ultimate horror holiday – the Gemini-nominated SPACE original series TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL returns for Season 2, Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET.

Below is the list of Fall series and movies on SPACE and SPACE HD. All programming is subject to change. Some screeners are available upon request.

 

SERIES

(All series listed below available in HD)

 

DR. WHO  – Season Premiere

Saturday, August 27 at 8 p.m. ET

“Let’s Kill Hitler” – Summoned back to Leadworth by Amy and Rory, the Doctor is introduced to Mels, their childhood best friend. When Mels suggests a trip to the Third Reich, the TARDIS crashes, inadvertently saving the life of Adolf Hitler. After Mels is shot by Hitler, the truth of her identity is revealed as she starts to regenerate…this time into the woman we know as River Song. But will Melody recognise herself or will she continue on with her mission to kill the Doctor? And how much will the Doctor find out about his future in the meantime?

 

INNERSPACE – Season Premiere

Monday – Friday evenings at 11: 00 p.m. ET starting Sept. 19

SPACE’s flagship show, INNERSPACE is a daily entertainment talk show that covers film, television, video games, technology, comic books, gadgets, and all things genre.  Hosted by Ajay Fry, Cynthia Loyst and Teddy Wilson, INNERSPACE takes its audience behind the velvet rope by giving them VIP access to the people, places, and things inside genre that they’ve grown to love.

 

THE SECRET CIRCLE – Series Premiere – NEW

Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. ET

After her mother’s tragic and mysterious death, Cassie (Britt Robertson) moves to Chance Harbour to live with her grandmother. The quaint town is not as it seems with darkness and evil lurking beneath the surface. Cassie soon realizes that she is part of an elite circle of witches and her reason for being there was no accident. 

 

NIKITA – Season Premiere

Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. ET

Nikita and Michael are on the run with a hard drive of the government’s darkest secrets and conspiracies. Together they plan to right the wrongs of the division – if they are not hunted down first.

 

BEDLAM – Series Premiere – NEW

Saturday, Oct. 1 at 9 p.m. ET

BEDLAM is based around an apartment block called ‘Bedlam Heights’, which was previously a mental asylum, and the strange hauntings that happen to those who live there. Jed Harper (Theo James) possesses the ability to see ghosts, while the other tenants Kate (Charlotte Salt), Ryan (Will Young) and Molly (Ashley Madekwe), merely cope with the ghosts that haunt their homes.

 

PARANORMAL WITNESS – Series Premiere – NEW

Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 p.m. ET

PARANORMAL WITNESS is an intense, cinematic drama-documentary series. The show brings to life the true stories of people who have lived through explanation-defying paranormal experiences. Using a mixture of intimate first-hand testimony, personal photos and real footage, PARANORMAL WITNESS will transport viewers into a world turned upside down by extraordinary and terrifying events.

 

SUPERNATURAL – Season Premiere

Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. ET

In season 7, the Winchesters will find themselves in an increasingly sinister, changing landscape, up against a new foe unlike anything they’ve ever fought. They’ll find their old tricks, weapons and hiding places all rendered useless. All they’ll have is each other. And the certainty that, like the last of the cowboy outlaws, whatever they face, they’re not going down without a fight.

 

EUREKA – Season Premiere

Friday, Oct. 7 at 9 p.m. ET

Episodic information is currently unavailable. Please visit www.bellmediapr.ca/comedy for updates.

 

SANCTUARY – Season Premiere

Friday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. ET

The arrival of the Hollow Earth refugees, the balance between Abnormals and humans is severely upset. In order to keep the peace, Magnus and team must throw out the rulebook. But forging their own way means they’re not just dodging dangerous Abnormals anymore, now they’ve got world governments and new villains nipping at their heels.

 

GRIMM – Series Premiere – NEW

Sunday, Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET

Set in present day Portland, Oregon, this cop drama outs a new twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. A homicide detective named Nick (David Giuntoli) learns that he is a descendent of a group of hunters known as “Grimms”, who fight to keep the balance of humanity safe from the supernatural creatures of the world. Upon learning of his destiny and that he is the last of his kind, he has to protect every living soul from the sinister storybook characters that have infiltrated the real world

 

TODD AND THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL – Season Premiere

Sunday, Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET

After an epic cliff-hanger in the Season 1 finale, Todd Smith and the gang return from the depths of hell for a second round of gore-a-fying adventures in the hallways of Crowley High.

 

CHUCK – Season Premiere

Thursday, Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. ET

Chuck Bartowski, a nerdy computer tech, has a database of government secrets downloaded into his brain. He finds himself recruited by John Casey, a veteran NSA Agent, for espionage work with his new partner Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski, “Gone”) – leading Chuck into a double life as a computer geek by day and a secret NSA spy by night.

PRIMEVAL – Season Premiere

Thursday, Nov. 10 at 10 p.m. ET

After a road worker falls into a giant opening and is taken by a vicious burrowing creature, the ARC team are called in to investigate. Matt recognizes these burrowing creatures from his home era in the future and is determined to destroy them before they cause more damage and loss of life. Meanwhile, Philip introduces Connor to a new project and assigns Connor a new lab assistant, April, to keep an eye on him.

 

MOVIES

(All movies listed below available in HD)

 

SCIENCE RUN AMOK MARATHON!

Saturday, Sept. 3 starting at 6 a.m. ET

Leave the labour to the scientists this long weekend and experiment with the SCIENCE RUN AMOK MOVIE MARATHON. Warning: this is not the average science fair.

 

6 a.m. ET – LOGAN’S RUN (1976)

8:05 a.m. ET – I, ROBOT (2004)

10:35 a.m. ET – LOGAN’S RUN (1976)

1:05 p.m. ET – THE MATRIX (1999)

4 p.m. ET – I, ROBOT (2004)

10:10 p.m. ET – DEMOLITION MAN (1993)

12:35 a.m. ET – BLADE RUNNER (1997)

3:05 a.m. ET – THE MATRIX (1999)

 

JURASSIC PARK MARATHON

Sunday, Sept. 4 at 7 a.m. ET, 2:30 p.m. ET and 1 p.m. ET. 

Get out the raptor repellent and jump into the jungle that is the JURASSIC PARK MARATHON.

 

7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET – JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997), JURASSIC PARK III (2001)

2:30 p.m.  – 10 p.m. ET – JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997), JURASSIC PARK III (2001)

10 p.m. – 5:30 a.m. ET – JURASSIC PARK (1993), THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK (1997), JURASSIC PARK III (2001)

 

BACK TO THE FUTURE MARATHON

Monday, Sept. 5 at 6 a.m. ET, 1:20 p.m. ET and 9:40 p.m.

Get McFly on Monday with a blast from the past. Join Doc and his DeLorian as they race through this classic trilogy.

 

6 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. ET – BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985),BACK TO THE FUTURE II (1989), BACK TO THE FUTURE III (1990)

1:20 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. ET — BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985),BACK TO THE FUTURE II (1989), BACK TO THE FUTURE III (1990)

9:40 p.m. – 5 a.m. ET – BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985),BACK TO THE FUTURE II (1989), BACK TO THE FUTURE III (1990)

SPACE viewers get ready to dive deep into the dangerously dark, bone-chilling depths of THE DEEP. Part underwater thriller, part science fiction, the five-part BBC mini-series takes the plunge into Canadian waters with a five-night event, premiering Monday, Dec. 13 through Friday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on SPACE.

Starring Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting, THE RICHES), James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday, Murphy’s Law), and Goran Visnjic (ER, Sparticus), the cast of THE DEEP stir up just enough steamy relationship drama to make waves in unchartered waters.

THE DEEP is also available on demand at www.SPACECAST.com immediately following its television premiere.

THE DEEP is a political minefield of crushing pressure, total darkness and unimaginable danger. The thriller’s gripping action follows a submarine crew to the final frontiers of Earth in their quest for unknown and remarkable life forms. On board is an all-star crew played by an all-star cast, Driver as steely submarine skipper Frances Kelly, Nesbitt as troubled-but-brilliant engineer Clem Donnelly and Visnjic as marine biologist Samson Ungliss.

In the premiere episode of THE DEEP entitled “To the Furthest Place”, a group of scientists begin their mission aboard the submarine Orpheus to discover a renewable source of energy in the Arctic Ocean. They’re nervous, however, since the last vessel disappeared mysteriously while on the same mission, with its crew aboard

THE DEEP was a success in the UK where it premiered as the BBC’s #1 show in its time slot, attracting 5.3 million viewers. The series was written by award-winning playwright and screen-writer Simon Donald and produced by Will Gould for Tiger Aspect. The chilling serial was filmed at BBC Scotland’s Dumbarton Studios in Glasgow. The directors are Jim O’Hanlon (Emma) and Colm McCarthy (Murphy’s Law).

It’s a SPACE-MAS miracle! SPACE gives the Vulcan salute to regular holiday programming and makes way for THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS.

Starting Thursday, Dec. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, genre buffs can rocket through the holidays with out-of-this-world sci-fi blockbusters, the best in SPACE Original Programming and four days of Star Wars and Star Trek movie mayhem.

Just in time to exterminate holiday boredom, the new DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL special makes its premiere Dec. 26 at 9 p.m. ET exclusively on SPACE. For those needing to escape the ordinary this holiday, SPACE is always your go-to-station for the extraordinary.

 

Batman Marathon

Thursday, Dec. 23 – Friday, Dec. 24

Cozy up with “The Caped Crusader” as THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS kicks off with a Batman movie marathon, beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

 

The Complete Star Wars Marathon

Friday, Dec. 24 – Saturday, Dec. 25

SPACE viewers can tune into the entire Star Wars saga beginning Friday, Dec. 24 at 12 p.m. ET with The Phantom Menace. The Force is with SPACE fans as The Complete Star Wars Marathon continues all day on Christmas Day.

 

DOCTOR WHO Christmas Specials Marathon

Saturday, Dec. 25 – Monday, Dec. 27

The Time Lord is the only Doctor making house calls on Christmas when SPACE stuffs stockings with the dramatic and epic DOCTOR WHO specials, beginning Dec. 25 at 3 a.m. ET with THE CHRISTMAS INVASION. In the most Christmassy adventure yet, the highly anticipated DOCTOR WHO: A CHRISTMAS CAROL makes its Canadian premiere on Dec. 26 at 9 p.m. ET.

 

Blockbuster Movie Marathon

Monday, Dec. 27 – Tuesday, Dec. 28

SPACE wreaks havoc with two days of the finest in blockbuster, genre movie titles. The mayhem begins on Monday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. ET with Next. Other killer titles include Transformers, The Matrix, I, Robot and more.

 

Miniseries Marathon

Wednesday, Dec. 29 – Thursday, Dec. 30

SPACE saves viewers from midweek boredom with a Miniseries Marathon featuring some of the hottest contemporary genre programming. Starting at 6 a.m. ET with the frakkin’ BATTLESTAR GALACTICA two-episode miniseries, the fun wraps up with the British zombie splatterfest DEAD SET.

 

SANCTUARY Season 3A Marathon

Thursday, December 30

Catch up on Season 3A of the SPACE original series SANCTUARY, beginning at 10 a.m. ET with the season premiere episode entitled “Kali (Part 3)”.

 

Star Trek Movie Marathon

Friday, Dec. 31 – Sunday, Jan. 2

Trek through the end of 2010 with the two-day Star Trek Movie Marathon beginning at 6 a.m. ET on New Year’s Eve. SPACE serves up each film from the 1979 classic Star Trek: The Motion Picture to the 2002 hit Star Trek: Nemesis, all digitally re-mastered.

 

STARGATE UNIVERSE Season 2A Marathon

Sunday, Jan. 2 – Monday, Jan. 3

Catch up on Season 2A of SPACE’s most-watched series when a two-day marathon of the Gemini-nominated STARGATE UNIVERSE takes off at 2 p.m. ET.  Franchise fans can tune in to see where it all began as SPACE airs all three STARGATE films starting with the original Stargate at 7 a.m. ET.

 

TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL Marathon

Monday, Jan. 3

On the 12th day of SPACE-MAS, the holiday voyage concludes with a special TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL marathon, starting at 5 p.m. ET with “Todd the Metal God”, only on SPACE.

O come all ye faithful sci-fi fans. SPACE calls on viewers who want more Jedis and less “Jingle Bells” to put away the sleighs and blast off with THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS. Starting Wednesday, December 23 at 9 p.m. ET, fans can trek through the holidays with zombie flicks, sci-fi classics and four days of Star Wars and Star Trek movie greatness. For those needing to escape the ordinary this holiday, SPACE is always your go-to-station for the extraordinary.

Overeating Marathon (of PEOPLE!)
Wednesday, December 23
Cozy up with the undead as Day 1 of THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS kicks off with a zombie movie marathon, beginning at 9 p.m. ET with Brit-hit Shaun of the Dead. Feast your brains on other zombie flicks such as Warriors of Terra, Feast and more. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

The Complete Star Wars Marathon
Thursday, December 24 – Friday, December 25
SPACE viewers can tune into the entire Star Wars saga beginning Thursday, December 24 at 3 p.m. ET with The Phantom Menace. The Complete Star Wars Marathon includes the SPACE premiere of Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Friday, December 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

The Star Trek Movie Marathon
Saturday, December 26 – Sunday, December 27
Starting at 8 a.m. ET, the two-day Star Trek Movie Marathon features each film from the 1979 classic Star Trek: The Motion Picture to the 2002 hit Star Trek: Nemesis, all digitally re-mastered. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

When Animals Attack!
Monday, December 28
Critters and beasts seek their revenge in the When Animals Attack! movie marathon starting at 8 a.m. ET with Swarmed. Other killer titles include Jaws 2, Razor Back, Black Sheep and more. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

Superhero Humpdays Marathon
Tuesday, December 29 – Wednesday, December 30
Santa may be jolly but can he leap over tall buildings? Starting at 2:30 p.m. ET with Batman, SPACE saves viewers from midweek boredom with the Superhero Humpdays Marathon. Other heroic hits include Batman Returns, Spider-Man, X2: X-Men United and more. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

End of the World Movie Marathon
Thursday, December 31
Tune into SPACE for an apocalyptic New Year’s Eve when the End of the World Movie Marathon wreaks havoc beginning at 6 a.m. ET with Nature Unleashed: Volcano. Stay tuned for Independence Day, Twister, The Day After Tomorrow and other doomsday titles. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH Marathon
Friday, January 1
Kick off 2010 with the TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH Marathon starting at 5 p.m. ET with “Day One”, exclusively on SPACE. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

**SPECIAL PREMIERE – To be announced**
Saturday, January 2

STARGATE UNIVERSE Marathon
Sunday, January 3
THE 12 DAYS OF SPACE-MAS concludes its holiday voyage with an all day STARGATE UNIVERSE Marathon, starting at 9 a.m. ET with “Air” (Parts 1 & 2) only on SPACE. Please check www.ctvmedia.ca/space for a full schedule.

SPACE, Canada’s national science fiction, speculation, and fantasy channel, announced today the exclusive Canadian acquisition of the second season of STARGATE UNIVERSE (SGU).  Twenty, all-new, hour-long episodes of SGU are scheduled to premiere in Fall 2010. Following its television broadcast, each 60-minute episode of SGU is available on demand at www.spacecast.com.

Premiering October 2009 with a total Reach of 2.3 million total viewers and a record- breaking average minute audience of 624,000, SGU became a ratings juggernaut for SPACE. Topping the specialty television ratings charts this broadcast year, SGU is among the top specialty programs (non-sports) among all persons 2+ and in the key A25-54 and A18-49 demos. Viewers can catch all 10 episodes of SGU Season 1 from the beginning in an exclusive marathon beginning at  9 a.m. ET on Sunday, January 1, only on SPACE, Canada’s destination for all things sci-fi.

It’s a galactic invasion when the U.S.S. Enterprise leads a three-day, trek-tastic takeover on SPACE with the STAR TREK MOVIE MARATHON. The assault begins with all six Captain Kirk films on Saturday, Sept. 5. Continuing into Sunday, Sept. 6, SPACE beams up Captain Picard and the NEXT GENERATION films. Then, on Monday, Sept. 7, the countdown begins at 12 noon ET, with the Top 10 favourite episodes of STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES as chosen by SPACE viewers at spacecast.com. The episodes have all been digitally remastered, and viewers can vote for their faves until Thursday, Sept. 3. The final surge is the Canadian premiere of the pilot that started everything: STAR TREK: THE CAGE, airing Monday, Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. ET.

Saturday September 5
11 a.m. ET – Star Trek: The Motion Picture
1:50 p.m. ET – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
4:15 p.m. ET – Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
6:35 p.m. ET – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
9:10 p.m. ET – Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
11:30 p.m. ET – Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Sunday, September 6
4:40 p.m. ET – Star Trek: Generations
7:15 p.m. ET – Star Trek: First Contact
9:35 p.m. ET – Star Trek: Insurrection
11:45 p.m. ET – Star Trek: Nemesis

Monday, September 7
12 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #10
1 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #9
2 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #8
3 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #7
4 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #6
5 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #5
6 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #4
7 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #3
8 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #2
9 p.m. ET – VIEWER’S CHOICE #1
10 p.m. ET – STAR TREK: THE CAGE

SPACE’s final installment of TIN MAN captured an average audience of 472,000 total viewers into its Oz-ian realm on Monday night, making it one of the highest rated nights on SPACE this year. As TIN MAN’s captivating story unfolded, 1.4 million Canadian viewers tuned in at some point over three nights, as SPACE earned the top non-sports specialty audience each night between 9-11 pm.*

TIN MAN, the latest sci fi drama series stellar run is hot on the heels of a two-week ratings high on SPACE. Also scoring big numbers was TORCHWOOD: CHILDREN OF EARTH with nearly one million viewers tuning in over its five-day run, making it the second most-watched series on SPACE this year, in the key Adult 25-54 demographic. An honourable mention goes to DOCTOR WHO: PLANET OF THE DEAD, which reached 451,000 total viewers, winning a spot among the top 10 audiences for movies on SPACE this broadcast year-to-date.*

SPACE continues to deliver the best sci fi thrills and chills with the premiere of the new CTV/SPACE drama series DEFYING GRAVITY. This provocative space thriller, starring Ron Livingston and Canadian Laura Harris, blasts off with a special two-hour premiere tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET.

*Source: BBM-NMR, Total Canada, P2+, BYTD: Sept 1/08-Aug 3/09; Torchwood: July 20-24/09; Doctor Who: July 25/09; Tin Man: Aug 1-3/09