Archive for May 16th, 2012
Ashley Eckstein, who voices the character of Jedi padawan Ashoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is not your typical SF actor…she’s a fan as well. And as a female fan, she’s trying to change the SF merchandise landscape: one that has been marketed primarily to males, even though females account for half of science fiction fans. That’s why she’s founded Her Universe, which produces products focused on female fans.
Her Universe just launched some of their Star Wars shirts online with retailer Hot Topic, and Ashley begins her job as co-host for Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World this Friday, and taking place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through June 10th.
I spoke with the always friendly Ashley about Her Universe, Star Wars, and Disney.
The broadcast networks may not be giving us much love in new genre series pickups, but TNT did at least offer a couple on it’s development slate, which it announced today. Here are the descriptions given…Legends sounds a bit Dollhouse-ish in style:
The Lost Ship: In this exciting action/adventure project based on the popular novel by William Brinkley, the crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic decimates most of the earth’s population. Michael Bay (Transformers) intends to direct the pilot if it is green lit. Executive Producers: Michael Bay, Brad Fuller, Andrew Form, Hank Steinberg (showrunner and writer) and Steve Kane (writer). Production Company: Platinum Dunes.
Legends: This suspenseful, action-packed drama is being developed by Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Mark Bomback from the novel Legends by Robert Littell. The story follows a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job. But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t who he thinks he is. Executive Producers: Howard Gordon, Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Alexander Cary and Jonathan Levin. Studio: Fox 21.
Check out the two videos below for the genre-tinged upcoming ABC series:
The Neighbors: A comedy about a family that moves to a suburb with very unusual neighbors and starring Jami Gertz (Still Standing, Twister))and Lenny Venito (War of the Worlds)
The Last Resort: The U.S. Navy’s most powerful nuclear missile sub goes on the run after refusing orders and takes refuge at an exotic island after being fired upon and declared rogue, starring Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Scott Speedman (Underworld), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, The Unit), and Bruce Davison (X-Men). And watch got Dollhouse and Being Human star Dichen Lachman…
Zero Hour: When a woman buy an unusual clock, she is kidnapped and her husband (Anthony Edwards, ER) finds a conspiracy regarding the Nazis in trying to find her and the 11 other clocks that could hold the key to evil…