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Mayhew will voice Chewbacca for Clone Wars finale

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Television

Peter Mayhew, the 7+ foot talk actor to provide life to Chewbacca in 4 Star Wars films, will reprise the role in a different way for the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars. While Mr. Mayhew played the physical role in the movies, the “voice” was a mixed recording of animal sounds. For the animated show, no physical actor is necessary – but Mayhew has learned to recreated the “Wookiee growls” and will do so for the upcoming two part season finale. In the episodes “Padawan Lost” and “Wookiee Hunt”, Chewbacca will cross paths with Anakin’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano. The finale is scheduled for April 1st.


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Smallville‘s Ashmore joins Warehouse 13

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Television

Aaron Ashmore, who played photographer Jimmy Olsen in Smallville, has been recruited as Pete’s new partner on Warehouse 13. He plays Steve Jinks, a young ATF agent with an innate ability to detect when someone’s lying, who is recruited by Mrs. Frederic (CCH Pounder) to become Pete Lattimer’s (Eddie McClintock) new partner.

If you forget, at the end of last season Myka (Joanne Kelly) quit the Warehouse – so what happens to her? We’ll have to see.

FYI, the recent holiday episode officially took place outside the timeline where Myka quit…it can be inserted anywhere prior to the season ender…


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Firefly to air on Science Channel with commentary from Dr. Michio Kaku

by on Feb.17, 2011, under Television

Firefly will make another return – in reruns, alas – but this time on the Science Channel. It will start Sunday night, March 6th, at 8PM ET with the original two hour pilot, followed by the first episode at 10PM. Then each Sunday will have an encore of the previous episode at 9PM, and the next one at 10PM.

As a special treat for “Firefly” fans, star of Science Channel’s “Sci-Fi Science,” and the cofounder of string field theory, Dr. Michio Kaku, will be commentating on the science behind “Firefly” for each episode. From terraforming, to anti-matter, Kaku will be explaining why the science fiction featured in the show really isn’t that far from science fact.

When “Firefly” first aired in 2002, Whedon’s sci-fi western quickly became a cult favorite. Set 500 years in the future, in the aftermath of a universal civil war, the story centers on the renegade crew of a small transport spaceship led by “Castle’s” Nathan Fillion, who directs the ragtag team through adventures into unknown parts of the galaxy, as they try to evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.


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