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Archive for September, 2012

Sneak previews of Sunday’s Once Upon A Time, Revenge and 666 Park Avenue

by on Sep.28, 2012, under Television

ABC’s Once Upon A Time returns this Sunday, followed by the return of Revenge and the premiere of 666 Park Avenue – here’s a little preview of each of those shows!

[Apparently the video expired shortly after the episodes aired]

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Babylon 5‘s Michael O’Hare, 1952-2012

by on Sep.28, 2012, under Obituaries, Television

I just learned a short time ago via a Facebook post from JMS that actor Michael O’Hare, who played Commander Jeffrey Sinclair in the first season of Babylon 5 (and reprised the role in the two part “War Without End”) among various other TV appearances and a New York stage career, passed away today at the age of 60, after having suffered a heart attack on Sunday and remaining in a coma since.

Our condolences to the O’Hare family.

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Alphas preview: “The Devil Will Drag You Under”

by on Sep.27, 2012, under Television

In next Monday’s new episode of Alphas, Hicks is not happy with the Doc’s actions regarding his daughter…find out what happens next Monday at 8/7c!
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Could we see “Director’s Cut” type enhancements to Harry Potter novels, plus a side story?

by on Sep.26, 2012, under Books

It seems that J.K. Rowling wishes she spent more time on a couple of her Harry Potter novels – and she may do something about it.

Currently doing publicity for her first adult-aimed novel The Casual Vacancy (released tomorrow), she spoke with BBC arts editor Will Gompertz, and mentioned the desire to re-work a couple of the books, saying she didn’t spend enough time on them.

“There were a couple of the Potters and I definitely knew that they needed another year,” she said. “I had to write on the run and there were times when it was really tough. And I read them, and I think ‘Oh God, maybe I’ll go back and do a director’s cut’, I don’t know. But you know what, I’m proud I was writing under the conditions under which I was writing, no one will ever know how tough it was at times.”
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Warehouse 13 mid-season finale preview: “We All Fall Down”

by on Sep.26, 2012, under Television

After the devastating conclusion to Monday’s episode, the Warehouse group must contend with the loss…but Artie isn’t quite himself…tune in to the mid-season finale, “We All Fall Down”, next Monday at 9/8c on Syfy!
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AMC apparently renews The Walking Dead, according to sweepstakes

by on Sep.25, 2012, under Television

Even though the third season of The Walking Dead doesn’t start until next month, it seemed likely that AMC would still renew their highest-rated show. Now it seems they have, although there was no formal announcement – instead, it appears that you can win a chance for a trip to the set for season 4 in 2013…and if it wasn’t renewed, that would be hard to do…

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Cookie Monster and Grover sing about The Hunger Games, The Avengers and Doctor Who

by on Sep.25, 2012, under Movies, Television

This is just funny…Cookie Monster and Grover from Sesame Street dropped by Entertainment Weekly, and did a few musical numbers about some popular movies, singing about The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Newsroom, and even Doctor Who! Check out the video at EW’s PopWatch

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First look at next week’s Revolution

by on Sep.25, 2012, under Television

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First trailer for Primeval: New World here!

by on Sep.25, 2012, under Television

Check out the first trailer for the upcoming Space-produced Primeval spinoff, Primeval: New World! Primeval fans will recognize Andrew Lee Potts reprising his role of Connor Temple (at least to start the series), while Eureka fans will see star Niall Matter (who played Zane Donovan) and a quick shot of Colin Ferguson (who played Sheriff Jack Carter) who has a guest spot in the two-part series finale. Still no word on a U.S. outlet yet…
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Could Peter Jackson film an episode of Doctor Who in New Zealand?

by on Sep.24, 2012, under Television

I can already see a teaser preview for this…showing the vast countryside, beautiful mountains, eventually zooming in on a relatively non-descript hobbit hole, focusing on the door, when the door opens, and out comes…Matt Smith as The Doctor, who says, “We’re going on an adventure…”

It turns out that The Hobbit producer/director Peter Jackson is a big fan of Doctor Who, and would like to direct Matt Smith in an episode. Smith recently told the Waikato Times to tell Peter Jackson that he would like Jackson to direct, and he’d love to film it in New Zealand. Jackson responded, “I’m a huge Doctor Who fan, and I think Matt’s fantastic. Just name a time and place, and I’ll be there!” And it appears the producers might like to make it happen (they’d be crazy not to!)

Neil Cross, writer/creator of BBC’s Luther, works in Wellington, NZ, and is friends with Caroline Skinner, executive producer on Doctor Who, and has said he’d love to pen a story for Jackson to direct.

Skinner said cautiously, “It is beyond wonderful that Peter is a fan of the show and it’s beyond flattering that he’d even think about it, I’m absolutely sure that we couldn’t afford him but, you know, we can always negotiate. His enthusiasm is just fantastic of course.” Her and showrunner Steven Moffat have both received a lot of support for the idea.

If you’re hoping for it to happen soon, you’ll need to set expectations. “Of course at some point we’d love to bring Doctor Who Down Underl” she added. “…it won’t be possible until at least a year after the 50th anniversary.” Likely do to budget, as they’ve already an episode in the US and another in Spain, and with the 50th anniversary coming up, I’d expect BBC’s extra-tight wallet control as of late will be focused on that instead of what might be perceived as a “stunt directing” by some.

Cross and Moffat were also in Los Angeles together for the Emmys, with both of their shows (Moffat for Sherlock) had a combined 18 nominations (but alas no wins), and it was expected that they might talk story.

But I can’t imagine how cool this could be!

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