It's TIME! The snow is start to piling, the tree is twinkling and there are lots of presents to wrap, cookies to bake (and eat) and 12 whole days of awesome programming on Space to celebrate the 12 Days of SPACE-MAS!
From December 21 - January 5, 2014 it's going to be marathon and movie mayhem, in the best possible way.
I'm partial to the Face Off SERIES Marathon. That's right: all 5 seasons of Face Off will be shown from Dec 26 - 29, 2013. That's a lot of make up challenges to enjoy. We also have the Orphan Black marathon which is particularly excellent for anyone who missed it the first time round. Of course there is the annual Christmas with the Doctor including the Doctor Who Christmas Special
. Plus lots and lots of movies.
Let's look at the entire schedule
. Fire up your sonic screwdriver and let the butterbeer roll!
Saturday, Dec. 21 – Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
HOLIDAY HOGWARTS –A–THON
Dec. 21 at 3 p.m. – HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE
Based on the wildly popular J.K. Rowling book about a young, orphaned Harry Potter who, on his 11th birthday, discovers he is the son of two powerful wizards with unique magical powers. Stars Daniel Radcliffe (The Woman in Black), Rupert Grint (Cherrybomb), and Emma Watson (The Perks of Being a Wallflower).
Dec. 21 at 6:15 p.m. – HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS
When Harry returns to Hogwarts - still famous and a hero - strange things start to happen: The town’s residents are turning to stone and no-one knows what, or who, is doing it.
Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. – HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN
Harry, Ron, and Hermione return for their third year at Hogwarts where they are forced to face escaped prisoner, Sirius Black.
Dec. 22 at 5:50 p.m. – HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE
When Harry Potter’s name emerges from the Goblet of Fire, he becomes a competitor in the Triwizard Tournament, a grueling battle for glory among three wizarding schools.
Dec. 23 at 3 p.m. – HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE
Voldemort is tightening his grip on Hogwarts and it is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock the Dark Lord’s defenses.
Dec. 24 at 3 p.m. – HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS (Part 1) (Encores Dec. 25 at 7:15 a.m.)
In the first part of the seventh and final adventure, Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction – the Horcruxes.
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013
CHRISTMAS WITH THE DOCTOR
6 p.m. – “The Snowmen”
7:25 p.m. – “The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe”
8:40 p.m. – “A Christmas Carol”
10:10 p.m. – “The End of Time” (Part 1)
11:40 p.m. – “The End of Time” (Part 2)
1:25 a.m. – “The Next Doctor”
2:45 a.m. – “Voyage of the Damned”
4:30 a.m. – “The Runaway Bride”
6 a.m. – “The Christmas Invasion”
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013
CHRISTMAS WITH THE DOCTOR
10:15 a.m. – THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR (Encores at 9:30 p.m. and 2:45 a.m.)
12 p.m. – 8 p.m. – DOCTOR WHO Episodes 707-713
8 p.m. * – THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR (Encores at 1:15 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.)
11:45 p.m. – AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE AND TIME
* Please note revised schedule of The Time of The Doctor to 9PM and the edition of an additional Doctor Who Special
Image from Season 2 of Face Off
Thursday, Dec. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
THE COMPLETE FACE OFF MARATHON
Dec. 26 at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – FACE OFF Season 1
Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. – FACE OFF Episodes 201-205
Dec. 27 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. – FACE OFF Episodes 206-210
Dec. 27 at 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. – FACE OFF Episodes 301-306
Dec. 28 at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – FACE OFF Episodes 307-312
Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – FACE OFF Season 4
Dec. 29 at 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. – FACE OFF Season 5
Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013
NICOLAS CAGE –A–THON
9 p.m. – FACE/OFF (Encores Dec. 30 at 5:45 p.m.)
To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent (Nicolas Cage, Kick-Ass) undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist (John Travolta, Pulp Fiction), but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.
11:30 p.m. – DRIVE ANGRY (Encores Dec. 30 at 8 p.m.)
A vengeful father (Nicolas Cage, Face/Off) escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.
1:45 a.m. – KICK-ASS (Encores Dec. 30 at 11 a.m.)
Dave Lizewski (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, NEARLY FAMOUS) is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. KICK-ASS also stars Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) and Nicolas Cage (Face/Off).
4:15 a.m. – THE WICKER MAN (Encores Dec. 30 at 1 p.m.)
Sheriff Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage, Face/Off) investigates the disappearance of a young girl from a small island. He soon discovers there is a larger mystery to solve among the island’s secretive, neo-pagan community.
Monday, Dec. 30, 2013
NICOLAS CAGE –A–THON
6:30 a.m. – THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (Encores at 3:15 p.m.)
Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage, Face/Off) must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana le Fey (Alice Krige, Silent Hill).
8:45 a.m. – SEASON OF THE WITCH (Encores at 10:15 p.m.)
A 14th-century Crusader (Nicolas Cage, Face/Off) returns to find his home devastated by the Black Plague, which a beleaguered church deems is the cause of a witch (Claire Foy, WHITE HEAT). The church commands the witch be transported to a remote abbey where the monks can perform a ritual in hopes of ending the pestilence.
Image: Exploding Sun
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
THE END OF THE WORLD MARATHON
12:30 a.m. – THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW (Encores at 6:30 p.m.)
When a new global ice-age threatens the world, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid, Frequency) tries to figure out a way to save humanity, and attempts to get to his son (Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain) in New York.
3 a.m. – INDEPENDENCE DAY (Encores at 9 p.m.)
The aliens are coming and their goal is to invade and destroy. Fighting superior technology, Captain Steven Hiller’s (Will Smith, iRobot) best weapon is the will to survive.
6 a.m. – EXPLODING SUN (Part 1)
The world watches in awe as the Roebling Clipper is launched into space. Using state-of-the-art scalar engines to fly around the Moon and back in just hours, the maiden voyage of the first-ever trans-lunar passenger ship is about to make history. Starring David James Elliott (Jag), Anthony Lemke (American Psycho), and Natalie Brown (Dawn of the Dead)
8 a.m. – EXPLODING SUN (Part 2)
10 a.m. – CATEGORY 8 (Part 1)
When a breakthrough in global defense malfunctions, the result is a fireball four times the size of Earth headed toward the planet. Stars Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND).
12 p.m. – CATEGORY 8 (Part 2)
Following the global defense malfunction, fires blaze and panic spreads. Disgraced scientist Michael Ranger and his old partner Dr. Jane Whitlow set out to save the human race. Stars Matthew Modine (The Dark Knight Rises) and Maxim Roy (HEARTLAND).
2 p.m. – 100 BELOW ZERO
After freak climate and weather events destroy the world around them, a group of rogue scientists attempt to reverse the deadly new ice age. 100 BELOW ZERO stars John Rhys-Davies (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade), Sara Malakul Lane (Sharktopus), and Jeff Fahey (Machete).
4 p.m. – DEEP IMPACT
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. DEEP IMPACT stars Téa Leoni (The Family Man), Robert Duvall (The Godfather), Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rise), and Elijah Wood (The Lord Of The Rings).
Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013
MAN VS. MACHINE MARATHON
12 a.m. – REAL STEEL (Encores at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.)
Hugh Jackman (The Wolverine) stars as Charlie Kenton, a retired pugilist forced into the role of two-bit promoter after human boxers are replaced by robotic ones. Just when it seems that he has sunken to the nadir of his career, his estranged 11 year old son, Max (Dakota Goyo, Thor) offers him the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at a comeback by constructing and training a true champion. Now the stakes are higher than ever before, and Charlie is about to get a second chance at leaving an indelible mark on the sport he once dedicated his life to.
2:40 a.m. – TRANSMORPHERS
Three centuries after the planet Earth was conquered by a race of alien robots, a small band of resistance fighters rises up to defeat their mechanical overlords once and for all. TRANSMORPHERS stars Matthew Wolf (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Amy Weber (The Contact).
4:30 a.m. – TRANSMORPHERS: FALL OF MAN
In this present day prequel, the robot invaders attack the Earth, forcing a small band of humans to seek refuge below the surface of the planet. Stars Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5), Jennifer Rubin (Screamers), and Shane Van Dyke (Titanic II).
6:20 a.m. – ATLANTIC RIM
When giant monsters crawl out of the Atlantic Ocean and attack the Eastern Seaboard, the U.S. government is forced to trust A.I. robots to defend the country. ATLANTIC RIM stars Graham Greene (Dance With Wolves) and Anthony 'Treach' Criss (Zoo)
8:10 a.m. – AMERICAN WARSHIPS
When a fleet of mysterious ships wage war against the Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa, the last American battleship can prevent global Armageddon. AMERICAN WARHIPS stars Mario Van Peebles (Ali) and Carl Weathers (Predator).
12:45 p.m. – TRANSFORMERS (Encores at 9:45 p.m.)
An ancient struggle re-erupts on Earth between two extraterrestrial clans, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a young teenager. TRANSFORMERS stars Shia LaBeouf (Disturbia), Megan Fox (Jennifer’s Body), and Josh Duhamel (Life As We Know It).
3:45 p.m. – TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (Encores at 12:45 a.m.)
When college-bound Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf, Disturbia) learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers, he joins Optimus Prime and Bumblebee in their epic battle against the Decepticons, who have returned with a plan to destroy our world.
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2013
DINOSAURS ON THE LOOSE MARATHON
4 a.m. – DINOSHARK (Encores at 2:05 a.m.)
A rogue fishing boat captain (Eric Balfour, Skyline) and a science teacher (Iva Hasperger, Cloud Seven) work to stop a ravenous pliosaur before it takes a monster bite out of the local fiesta and an all-girl water polo tournament.
6 a.m. – DINOCROC VS. SUPERGATOR (Encores at 4:05 a.m.)
An undercover investigator, a Fish & Game officer, and a cold-blooded swamp hunter known only as The Cajun are all in pursuit of scaly beasts that can outrun SUVs, crush buses, and snack on sleazy producers in hot tubs. Stars David Carradine (Kill Bill) and Corey Landis (Dracula: Reborn).
8 a.m. – TRIASSIC ATTACK (Encores at 12:10 a.m.)
A Native American owner of a kitschy roadside museum 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 Steven Brand (MISTRESSES) and Kirsty Mitchell (RIVER CITY).
10 a.m. – JURASSIC PARK (Encores at 5:05 p.m.)
John Hammond (Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth) has invited four individuals, along with his two grandchildren, to join him at Jurassic Park. During a preview tour, the theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok. JURASSIC PARK also stars Jeff Goldblum (LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT), Laura Dern (ENLIGHTENED), and Sam Neill (ALCATRAZ).
12:35 p.m. – THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK 2 (Encores at 7:40 p.m.)
Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, John Hammond (Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth), reveals to Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT) that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. The research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B Island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.
3:15 p.m. – JURASSIC PARK 3 (Encores at 10:20 p.m.)
A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill, ALCATRAZ) to go to the Island Isla Sorna resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.
6 a.m. – ORPHAN BLACK Season 1 (Encores 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and 2 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
12 p.m. – UNDER SIEGE (Encores at 1:30 a.m. and Jan. 5 at 6 a.m.)
A former navy seal, now a cook, Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal, Exit Wounds) is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. Navy battleship with the intent to steal its warheads.
2:05 p.m. – UNDER SIEGE 2: DARK TERRITORY (Encores at 3:45 a.m. and Jan.5 at 8:05 a.m.)
Casey Ryback (Steven Seagal, Exit Wounds), must escort his niece across the continental U.S. by train. Early into the trip, terrorists board the train and use it as a mobile HQ to hijack a top secret destructive U.S. satellite.
4:15 p.m. – I, ROBOT
In the year 2035, Del Spooner's (Will Smith, Men In Black), a techno-phobic cop, investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.
6:30 p.m. – THE A-TEAM (Encores Jan. 5 at 2:15 p.m.)
A group of Iraq War veterans look to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed. The team of former Special Forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. THE A-TEAM stars Liam Neeson (Taken) and Bradley Cooper (The Hangover).
9 p.m. – IMMORTALS (Encores Jan. 5 at 6:45 p.m.)
Theseus (Henry Cavill, Man of Steel) is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.
11:15 p.m. – THE EXPENDABLES (Encores Jan. 5 at 4:45 p.m.)
When Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone, Rocky), leader of THE EXPENDABLES - a tight-knit team of skilled combat vets turned mercenaries - is hired by a powerful covert operator, the team jets off to a small South American country to overthrow a ruthless dictator. Once there, they find themselves caught in a deadly web of deceit and betrayal. Using every weapon at their disposal, they set out to save the innocent and punish the guilty in this blistering action-packed thriller.
10:15 a.m. – CRANK (Encores at 11:35 p.m.)
Professional assassin Chev Chelios (Jason Statham, Snatch) learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.
12:15 p.m. – CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE (Encores at 1:25 a.m.)
Chev Chelios faces a Chinese mobster who has stolen his nearly indestructible heart and replaced it with a battery-powered ticker that requires regular jolts of electricity to keep working.
9 p.m. – STARSHIP TROOPERS (Encores at 3:25 a.m.)
In the distant future, high school kids are encouraged to become citizens by joining the military. What they don't know is that they'll soon be engaged in a full scale war against a planet of alien insects. The fight is on to ensure the safety of humanity. STARSHIP TROOPERS stars Casper Van Dien (500 MPH Storm) and Denise Richards (TWISTED)."