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Laura Innes to guest star on Warehouse 13

by on Jul.31, 2012, under Television

Laura Innes, an Emmy-nominee for both acting (ER) and directing (The West Wing), will guest star on Syfy’s hit series Warehouse 13.

In the Monday, September 17 episode at 9PM (ET/PT), Innes will play Emma Jinks, the mother of Agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), who has been estranged from her son for two years. Steve is forced to seek out his mother during an artifact-related crisis, but in order to get to the bottom of his case, he and Emma must first make peace.

Says Warehouse 13 executive producer Jack Kenny: “The wonderfully talented Innes gives a heartrending performance as a woman who is desperately trying to mend her relationship with the only child she has left, after her family was torn apart by tragedy.”

Innes, who also recently starred on NBC’s The Event and Awake, joins season four guest stars Brent Spiner, Sam Huntington, Lindsay Wagner, Kate Mulgrew, Rene Aberjonois and Jeri Ryan, among others.

Warehouse 13 follows a team of government agents who work at a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and preternatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse’s caretaker Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek) charges Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock), Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), Claudia Donovan (Allison Scagliotti) and Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the Warehouse itself.

Warehouse 13 is produced for Syfy by Universal Cable Productions. Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) is executive producer and showrunner. Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; Alphas, Defiance, Eureka and Warehouse 13 for Syfy. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.

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Lost Girl preview: “School’s Out”

by on Jul.31, 2012, under Television

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It’s official – The Hobbit is now a trilogy

by on Jul.31, 2012, under Movies

See what happens when you work for 24 hours straight without much net access? You miss BIG news.

Peter Jackson announced on his Facebook page yesterday that The Hobbit will, in fact, be split into three films, instead of the originally planned two:

It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’

We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.

So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.

It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”

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Doctor Who did get a nod during the Olympic opening ceremony

by on Jul.28, 2012, under Television

With the opening ceremony of the Olympics being an examination of British culture, especially pop culture, which included appearances by a giant Lord Voldemort and a bunch of Mary Poppins (and I joked during the scene where they forge the giant ring, “It’s the One Ring…it’s the Precious!”, although I didn’t notice any true Tolkien references), there was some expectation that Doctor Who would at least make an appearance in some form, given that it is a global phenomenon – but it appeared that fans were denied. Or were they?

It happened at a rather odd point – at the end of segment of the Queen song “Bohemian Rhapsody”, but during the final notes of the song, the unmistakable sound of the TARDIS could be heard! You might not have noticed at first, but check your DVRs – I double checked it myself, and it is definitely there.

It also turns out that there could have been more. Edward Russell, who works as the Brand Manager for Doctor Who, said on Twitter that there was a video montage submitted that featured all 11 Doctors…but it apparently didn’t make the cut.

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Grimm season 1 recap!

by on Jul.27, 2012, under Television

Check out this recap of the first season of Grimm, so you can get caught up! Season two starts in just a couple weeks on August 13th on NBC!
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Production stops on Fringe so star John Noble can get sleep disorder treatment

by on Jul.26, 2012, under Television

The production on Fringe, which just started shooting this week for it’s final season, has abruptly halted so that its star John Noble, who plays Walter Bishop, can receive treatment for a sleeping disorder he has had for a while, but really came to a head with his hectic schedule lately. He had traveled from Australia to Comic-Con, and then to the production.

Production is expected to resume in two weeks, and is not expected to delay the debut on September 28th.

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Lost Girl preview: “Table For Fae”

by on Jul.26, 2012, under Television

Don’t forget – Lost Girl now airs on Fridays at 10/9c on Syfy! Here’s a sneak peek at tomorrow night’s episode, “Table For Fae”…
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Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm, 1950-2012

by on Jul.26, 2012, under Obituaries, Television

I am saddened to learn just now that British actress Mary Tamm, best known as the original Romana (“Romana I”) during the “Key to Time” mega-episode of Doctor Who alongside Tom Baker in 1978-1979, passed away today from cancer. She was 62 years old.

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Warehouse 13 preview: “An Evil Within”

by on Jul.26, 2012, under Television

Sorry for the lack of news the past couple days…really busy with non-site stuff, especially dealing with my “day job” situation…but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek of the next Warehouse 13 episode, airing next Monday at 9/8c on Syfy!
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Jena Malone cast in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

by on Jul.23, 2012, under Movies

Lionsgate confirmed today that acress Jena Malone (Hatfields & McCoys, Sucker Punch) has been cast in the role of Johanna Mason in the upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Mason is a former victor of the games but left psychologically scarred from the experience – and is selected to take part in the 75th Hunger Games, “The Quarter Quell”.

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