Summer Glau + Brent Spiner + Alphas = Syfy Monday night geekgasm

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Scott Edelman
Dec 15, 2012

Alpha's ordinary people with extraordinary physical abilities are about to get some truly extraordinary guest actors, too, as stars from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Stargate Universe, Lost, Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Bionic Woman drop by the Monday-night series.

Here's Syfy's official press release:

SYFY'S ALPHAS SETS POWERHOUSE LINEUP OF GUEST STARS

GARRET DILLAHUNT, SUMMER GLAU, BRENT SPINER AND LINDSAY WAGNER HIGHLIGHT THE LIST OF GUEST STARS TO APPEAR IN UPCOMING EPISODES OF SYFY'S

NEW HIT SUMMER SERIES

NEW YORK - August 2, 2011 - Syfy's new hit series Alphas will feature an impressive lineup of special guest stars for its debut season. Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Alaina Huffman (Stargate Universe), Rebecca Mader (Lost), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman) and Peter Wingfield (Caprica) will join previously announced recurring guest star Valerie Cruz.

Alphas, airing Monday nights at 10PM ET/PT on Syfy, follows a clandestine group of ordinary people whose unique neurological condition equips them with extraordinary physical abilities. Operating within the U.S. Department of Defense, the Alphas team is led by preeminent neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. Lee Rosen (Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn (Temple Grandin, Good Night, and Good Luck). The ensemble cast also stars Malik Yoba (New York Undercover, Why Did I Get Married?), Warren Christie (October Road), Azita Ghanizada (Castle), Ryan Cartwright (Mad Men, Bones) and Laura Mennell (Watchmen).

Episode #105 "Never Let Me Go"
Premieres Monday, August 15th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Lindsay Wagner reprises her role as Dr. Vanessa Calder from Warehouse 13.

Episode #106 "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure"
Premieres Monday, August 8th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest Stars: Alaina Huffman and Peter Wingfield

Episode #107 "Catch and Release"
Premieres Monday August 22nd at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Summer Glau

Episode #108 "A Short Time in Paradise"
Premieres Monday, August 29th at 10PM ET/PT
Guest star: Garret Dillahunt

Episode #109 "Blind Spot"
Premieres Monday, September 12th at 10:00PM ET/PT
Guest star: Brent Spiner and Rebecca Mader

Alphas is a production of Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun Television. Executive Producers are Zak Penn, Ira Steven Behr (The 4400) and Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein for BermanBraun.

Universal Cable Productions creates quality content across multiple media platforms for USA, Syfy and other networks. A leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming, UCP is the studio behind USA's Royal Pains, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal and Suits, along with Syfy's Eureka, Warehouse 13 and Alphas. The studio is also producing Against the Wall for Lifetime and I Just Want My Pants Back for MTV. UCP is a division of NBCUniversal.

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