OK, maybe not cyborgs, as the SciFi Wire piece teases, but SyFy's latest miniseries, Alice, does have vespa-like Flamingoes.
Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland is getting the latest sci-fi treatment. The SciFi Channel previously reimagined L. Frank Baum's Oz books in 2007 in the Tin Man miniseries, back before the newer, fluffier name change. They're hoping to continue that success, which seems to have been spawned by 2000's The 10th Kingdom, another miniseries that turned fairy tales on their collective ears.
This new version of Alice features a number of science fiction elements, including flying flamingo machines instead of live flamingos from the famous croquet scene. It also features an evil queen who steals memories and emotions.
The re-imagining has Alice searching for her missing fiance in an alternate reality, and stars Caterina Scorsone, Kathy Bates, Tim Curry, and Primeval's Andrew Lee Potts. It's amusing that some of the ads on TV say "introducing Caterina Scorsone" when she has an extensive list of credits on IMDB.
Alice premieres Sunday night on SyFy.