Only Syfy could take something like the biblical Star of Bethlehem, said to have appeared in the sky over the manger in which Jesus Christ was born, and twist it into the basis for a Yuletide end-of-the-world disaster flick. You’re going to need a special Advent calendar next year when Syfy counts down The 12 Disasters of Christmas.
It’s Christmas Eve when an ominous dark star appears in the sky; could this star be a sign that Judgment Day is near? When massive earthquakes and natural disasters tear apart cities, it seems that the day of reckoning is upon us — and now a small band of heroes must come together to save the world!
If the screenwriter has any sense of humor, there will be a brilliant scientist named Dr. Wiseman or that band of heroes will consist of three men named Goldie, Franklin, and Murray.
Cinetel is set to produce The 12 Disasters of Christmas early next year for what I have to assume will cap off next December’s banner year for Syfy disaster epics.
Not at all by coincidence, I do believe nearly half of the original Syfy movies for the Mayan doomsday year of 2012 will be disaster flicks, and I’d guess nearly half of those are being produced by Cinetel, the maker of both of this month’s Syfy disaster premieres (Snowmageddon and Earth’s Final Hours) and the first Syfy flick of 2012 premiering in two weeks, the disaster flick Collision Earth.
Maybe all these disaster movie cash-ins on the 2012 craze is what the Mayan calendar was really predicting?
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