By Spike Eskin
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Just after Jonathan Papelbon recorded the final out in the Phillies 3-1 win over the Nationals, I glanced down at Twitter and saw only one thing; Sharknado. Chances are, any person anywhere in the country was looking down and seeing the same thing.
Sharknado, a movie on the Sy-Fy network about a flood and tornado dual-disaster that pulls killer sharks into the air and causing mass destruction, had captured the imagination of the country. Social Guide says the 318,000 tweets about the movie makes it the “most social” TV movie of 2013, and accounted for about 12% of all tweets about television on Thursday.
The star of the movie is Ian Ziering, who many remember best as Steve Sanders in Beverly Hills, 90210.
“It’s amazing, it seems like we caught lightning in a bottle. The reaction line, 5,000 tweets a minute. It’s insane,” Ziering told 94WIP’s Rob Ellis on Friday. Ziering said the talk with Ellis was his first post-Sharknado interview. “I don’t look for the glory, I look for the accomplishment. I was always a big fran of the action/adventure genre. This was my opportunity to chainsaw my way out of a belly of a shark.”