Saturday, 16 April 2011

First milestone for Beginning of Line & round of regular updates

To start the weekend roundup, Beginning of Line is now halfway through Caprica Season 2. The latest story, "Purpose" (2x09), comes from Abby Geiger and centers on Tad Thorean and Tamara Adama. You can read the story at the link, and also check out the Artsy Monday Q&A with Abby Geiger from a few weeks ago.

That's nine stories down, nine to go this season. If you haven't started reading yet, you can catch up in the story archive.

And some cast updates:

Sasha Roiz has posted a few photos from the set of Castle on Twitter and on his FB page. His episode is called "Pretty Dead" and involves a murder at a beauty pageant. Sasha plays the pageant host:

Jon Huertas, Stana Katic, Seamus Dever, Nathan FillionWhat can I say? #Castle is spoiling me on Twitpic

After last Monday's episode, Castle is going on a mini-break until May and episode 3x23 should air on May 9.

Eric Stoltz is still working on Glee, on episode 2x20, "Prom Queen." The title hasn't been officially confirmed, but it's coming from Iqbal Theba, who probably knows these things, being the principal and all. They wrapped filming the prom dance yesterday and the episode will air a day after Castle, on May 10.

Here is another behind-the-scenes gem from Cory Monteith:

And this is probably last minute, but if you're in Los Angeles, you can catch daddy Graystone at a Q&A and screening of his 1996 film Grace of My Heart tonight at the Silent Movie Theatre. More details at

Esai Morales has posted a video from a photo shoot he did with Dennys Ilic. You can watch it on his FB page.

Magda Apanowicz will be back on Hellcats in episode 1x20, "Warped Sister." The show returns this Tuesday. Spoiler TV has a preview of the new episode (1x18, "Woke up Dead"), with Kevin Murphy explaining where the zombies came from.

James Marsters has posted his April video Q&A. You can watch it on his FB page.

Patton Oswalt has been cast in Odd Thomas, a new film based on a Dean Koontz novel that starts shooting next month in New Mexico. Star Trek's Anton Yelchin stars as Thomas and Patton will play Oswald "Ozzie" P. Boone, described as "an eccentric artist who designs sculptures, including a steel pendant that the titular clairvoyant hero wears around his neck."

The trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes is out. Not seeing any of our cast, but you can watch it on Boing Boing.

Game of Thrones premieres tomorrow at 9/8c on HBO. Jane Espenson wrote episode 6 and familiar faces on the show include Sean Bean, Lena Headey from The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Virtuality. Spoiler TV has the episode summaries and sneak peeks from the pilot.

Also tomorrow (10 pm, AMC), Richard Harmon gets grilled by detectives on The Killing. Not sure if Kacey Rohl is in the episode, but Callum Keith Rennie is definitely back (see promotional pics).

Stark Insider has an article about Sunflower Hour, a new film with Kacey Rohl and Ben Cotton, currently in post-production. They also have a few stills from the film and an audio interview with Aaron Houston, who directed it. Ben Cotton plays Shamus and Kacey Rohl plays Satan's Spawn. The tagline is pretty interesting, too: "The seedy underbelly of puppeteering and what it really takes to make it in childrens television." For more regular updates, you can visit the film's FB page.

TV Overmind has a lengthy report from the set of Echoes, the pilot with Mike Dopud and several other SGU cast/crew members. Pics included.

There is a short video interview with Bear McCreary at He talks about his days at USC Thornton School of Music and scoring Battlestar.

Bear is also definitely scoring Red Faction: Origins, Michael Nankin's new film with Kate Vernon in one of the leading roles. IGN has a new article about it. Here is a quote from Nankin:

Comparing the games to the movie, director Michael Nankin (who directed several episodes of Battlestar Galactica and Caprica, among other series) said, "What attracted me to the film is it's not really a film about the game, it's about the core elements that inspire the game. It's a family drama about redemption, sacrifice. Those juicy, archetypical, dramatic, emotional elements are what the movie is about and also what the game is about. They get to blow up more things than we can, because they don't have to build [it all], but both are about the same things."

Noting the "epic scale" of the game, Nankin remarked, "We weren't able to go in that direction, so we crafted a much more emotional story." Though he said that in terms of the production design for the film's Mars settings, "We really worked a lot from design concept sketches we had from the game." Nankin admitted, "People who are very, very loyal to the game will spend time going, 'That's not quite right,' but we had a different goal. We're a movie."

Red Faction: Origins will premiere on Saturday, June 4 at 9 pm on Syfy.

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