Saturday, 6 November 2010

Campaign news and cast updates

A bunch of updates today.

The Thirteenth Colony has a recap and review of episode 1x14, "Blowback." If you're looking for spoilers, that's the place to go.

Ro_Me over at the Save Caprica blog has set a tentative deadline for donations for the apple campaign and it's this Tuesday. The campaign has been getting some press coverage, so keep an eye on her blog for updates.

Syfy has posted a statement about the show's cancellation on Caprica's official Facebook page. There is also a very good response over at Virgil's All-Night Diner. The only real news is that the announcement for the last five episodes and when they are coming back will appear on the Facebook page first, which may have over 103,000 fans, but isn't exactly a regular hangout for the media looking for news.

The Caprica Times tweeted a couple of links to some interesting articles at TV Tropes, which might shed some light on the reasons why networks sometimes frak around with shows, with a lengthy list of examples. See: Screwed by the Network and Follow Up Failure.

For a good farce, you can also check out Craig Engler (@syfy), senior VP of Syfy Digital, pat himself on the back for the great job he has done debunking conspiracy theories and rumours that said moving Caprica and Stargate Universe from Fridays to Tuesdays was a kiss of death to both shows, in a new article: 10 Reasons Every TV Exec Needs to Start Tweeting (see reason #2).

Other fronts:

Total Sci-Fi Online posted an interview with Eric Stoltz the other day that seems to be recent. I can't really decide on which part to lift, so hit the link.

Shadowlocked has a nice, long interview with Bear McCreary that is mostly about Human Target, but he also talks about Battlestar and Caprica. Here is a quote (go here for the rest):

With regard to Caprica, do you regret the show has come to an end so soon?

I’ll regret that we don’t get to go forward with these characters and learn more about them, but at the same time I have no regrets about the work we did. I think the work we did was exceptional, so a little bit of regret that we don’t get to do more of it. I think everybody involved made the absolute best show they could, but for whatever reason, whatever factors there were, that caused people not to tune in the same way they did for Battlestar, it wasn’t for lack of trying. I think everybody on the show did a great job, and I’m very proud of the soundtrack album of the pilot I had out.

I’m hoping we get to put out another album of the music I did for the series. It’s certainly a world that has a lot of life left in it. Whether or not they ask me to do Blood & Chrome, I really hope the series exists and continues to move the Battlestar Galactica story forward.

There is another interview with him on MTV's Splash Page, in which he talks about his work on The Walking Dead. The show airs Sundays at 10 pm on AMC. has more details about Los Americans, the web series Esai Morales is working on, and Screen Crave has the final trailer for the movie Cherry, also with Esai, which opened in New York yesterday.

Paula Malcomson will appear in an upcoming episode of Lie to Me. Executive producer Daniel Sackheim tweeted a couple of pictures from the set here and here. The episode is called "Funhouse," SpoilerTV has it listed as episode 3x09, but no word yet on when it will air. Paula will also be back on The Event this Monday at 9 pm on NBC. SpoilerTV has a bunch of promotional pics.

Alessandra Torresani will be hosting Attack of the Show this Tuesday. She has also started a new blog, The Bambola Factory.

Still no details on which episode of Off the Map Eric Stoltz directed, but ABC scheduled the show's premiere for Wednesday, January 12 at 10 pm. SpoilerTV has some episode titles.

Magda Apanowicz tweeted that her first episode of Hellcats airs next week (she has filmed two so far). TV Overmind has the previews and stills (no Magda, but Aaron Douglas is in them).

Die, with John Pyper-Ferguson, doesn't have release date yet after all, but the trailer is finally out. You can watch it on The Cultural Post's site. And SpoilerTV has a sneak peek from Castle 3x08, "Murder Most Fowl," which airs on Monday at 9 pm on ABC.

The Arts Club Theatre Company posted a media release for The Patron Saint of Stanley Park, a new play written by Hiro Kanagawa, which opens on November 25 in Vancouver.

Leah Gibson mentioned on Twitter that her next job will be a TV movie with Heather Locklear. (Google says Locklear's next film is He Loves Me, a psychological thriller for Lifetime. Could be something else, though, so you can follow Leah on Twitter for more updates.) 

Daydream Nation, with Genevieve Buechner, has been picked up by Anchor Bay Films for release next year. You can see the trailer here.

James Marsters will be Mr. Fantastic in Marvel's Super Hero Squad Show, which airs on the Cartoon Network on November 13.

Richard Harmon will have a recurring role in AMC new series The Killing, which premieres next year. You can find more info and the teaser on the official site for the Judas Kiss movie.

Missed this earlier, but Aleks Paunovic said on his Facebook page that he was working on This Means War, McG's romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy. 

Finally, Ryan Robbins, who is just about everywhere this week. He talked to Examiner about Marilyn, an indie he's been working on that will be released next year. Wrecked, a thriller he did with Adrien Brody, will be released in the spring. And at least one site claims that he is in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch (no IMDb credit, though). The trailer has been making the rounds on movie blogs lately and it's nuts (great cast too). [Update: No, he is not in Sucker Punch after all. See this tweet for reference.] Last not least, you can still catch Ryan on Sanctuary and Riese every week.

And that wraps it up for today.

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