What is Airlock Alpha?
Airlock Alpha is a news, rumors and analysis science-fiction entertainment magazine owned by Nexus Media Group Inc. It began in 2001 as a collaboration between current Airlock Alpha owner Michael Hinman, who created SyFy World in 1998, and Greg Boubel, who started the website Star Trek Portal a short time later. Following Boubel's departure from the site, Hinman created Nexus Media Group Inc., which manages Airlock Alpha today. It was incorporated in Florida in 2011 as a successor corporation from Quantum Global Media Inc., and is the parent site of Airlock Alpha, Inside Blip and Rabid Doll.
Didn't you guys have another name?
Airlock Alpha was formerly known as SyFy Portal, a brand name that was sold to NBC Universal in February 2009 and is now wholly owned by that company. We have no ownership rights or claims over the name, and we have no official affiliation with NBC Universal or its Syfy channel.
However, we do cover a number of programs there, and participate in numerous press events with the company, as we do other studios and networks.
What's the difference between news and a rumor?
News is something that has been released through official channels about a certain topic, while rumors are generally stories that are not confirmed through official channels. Although Airlock Alpha works hard to corroborate all rumor reports, please know that information contained in rumors are subject to change over time, or could even be incorrect.
Where are all the spoilers?
Beginning in January 2009, Airlock Alpha has moved away from providing script-specific spoilers in stories, for a number of reasons. The biggest reason is that Airlock Alpha's strong relationship with the networks and studios no longer requires a dependence on spoiler news as a way to differentiate it from other sites. At the same time, larger media organizations like magazines and television shows with far more resources, dipped their hands into spoilers (many times calling them "scoops" instead of "spoilers"), and that's simply resources Airlock Alpha and its volunteer staff cannot compete with.
That doesn't mean there aren't tidbits of plotlines and such found in Airlock Alpha reporting. There is always a chance for moderate spoilers when talking about cast changes, show direction changes, or other stories that don't focus on just plotlines.
Who are the people behind the site?
Michael Hinman is the founder and editor-in-chief of Airlock Alpha, and he's the owner of Nexus Media Group Inc. He leads a team that includes Shane Churchman as the creative director.
Can you send me an episode/movie to watch?
Unfortunately, we cannot record and send you any show or movie. We also do not know where to find any on the Internet. You can purchase many episodes and movies either through online movie stores, or through iTunes.
I have my own web site, can I use anything from Airlock Alpha?
Yes and no. Yes you can repost a portion of news stories from our main page as long as you provide a link in return. The rest of the content however, you cannot use. All images, reviews, synopses, and anything else found on this site is copyrighted. Please refer to our copyright page for more information.
Can I link to the Airlock Alpha?
You certainly can! We ask that you link to www.airlockalpha.com, but you can link to a specific page if you wish.
How did you create such and such an image?
Our designers have used Adobe Photoshop and a host of other Apple-based applications for all the graphic design on the site. Yes, Airlock Alpha is made and maintained on a Mac.
Your privacy is a concern to us! No one likes it when they have to give information to a web site especially if they are going to get spammed. We do not track visitors or collect any information to give to others. The only information we have is what you choose to give us. Currently only our Bulletin Board requires basic information (like an e-mail address) to register. We will never share that information or sell it to anyone. If you have any questions about privacy please contact Michael Hinman at firstname.lastname@example.org.