Sunday, 18 September 2011

Weekly wrap: cast news, interviews, previews, festivals and new projects

One weekend monster update coming up.

Galactica Geek, a new BSG site run by the folks behind Battlestar Wiki, that will cover everything from the shows and the cast & crew to the fans, has launched today. Hit the link to check it out. You can also follow them on Twitter @galacticageek and

And in news of the regular variety:

The Hunger Games with Paula Malcomson has finally wrapped production in North Carolina. The film is still scheduled for release in March.

Gun Hill Road has opened in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Diego this weekend. More details on Facebook. The Miami Herald has a new interview with Esai Morales.

Fort McCoy with Eric Stoltz will be shown at the Boston Film Festival on Wednesday, September 21. Details and tickets here. Eric's new episode of Glee airs this Tuesday at 8 pm. Spoiler TV has the teaser. And here is the first pic from the set of Modern Love, from Twitter:

Here's Eric Stoltz exiting the 103rd St. subway station ... on Twitpic

Sasha Roiz posted a new photo from the set of Grimm. He will make another appearance in Warehouse 13 in episode 3x10, "Insatiable," which airs this Monday at 9 pm.

A bunch of new interviews with Jane Espenson, Alessandra Torresani and the Husbands crew showed up in recent days. You can check them out on,, Tubefilter, The Atlantic, Den of Geek, Blog Talk Radio,, Comediva,, AOL TV, LA Weekly, Sci-Fi Talk and probably a few other places.

You can watch the first two episodes of Husbands at Nathan Fillion will make an appearance in one of the upcoming installments. The next one goes up on Tuesday.

Here is the video of the lauch Q&A at Streamin Garage:

^ At one point, they mention that Alessandra is filming an episode of American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy's (Nip/Tuck, Glee) new show that premieres on October 5 on FX.

Donovan's Echo with Hiro Kanagawa will be shown at several film festivals: Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival (Sept. 18), Calgary International Film Festival (Sept. 22), Edmonton International Film Festival (Sept. 24), and Vancouver International Film Festival (Oct. 9 & 11). For updates, keep checking the film's Facebook page.

Here are the promotional pics from Fringe 4x02, "One Night in October," with John Pyper-Ferguson (embedded from Spoiler TV):

The episode airs on Friday, September 30. While waiting for Fringe, you can catch JPF in Drive (he makes a brief appearance) in theatres and in Alphas next Monday.

Speaking of Alphas, last week's episode (the awesome one, with Brent Spiner) was directed by Caprica's Michael Watkins ("Gravedancing").

Remi Aubuchon tweets that the first two episodes of Falling Skies season two will be written by Mark Verheiden (2x01) and David Weddle & Bradley Thompson (2x02).

Ryan Robbins, who also has a film in theatres these days (Apollo 18), has posted a few pics from another new project on Lockerz. No word on what it is yet.

Here is a new photo of him on the set of The Philadelphia Experiment:

Leah Gibson has another project coming up in the near future, a Sony Pictures film called The New Girl (official page - article). She posted a couple of BTS pics the other day:

She also mentioned working with Brian Markinson and Aleks Paunovic on Arctic Air. (Yes, Brian Markinson is in it, too.) The show will premiere on CBC in Canada in early 2012.

Aleks Paunovic's Official Fan Site has a bunch of production stills and BTS photos from The Hostage, the short film he made with Tahmoh Penikett last year.

Michael Rymer did a couple more interviews for Face to Face. You can find them at The Movie Club and Red Tent Radio. The film won several Maverick Movie Awards (info) this week, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Luke Ford).

Meanwhile, Judas Kiss with Richard Harmon and Genevieve Buechner has won the award for Best Screenplay in a Feature Film at the Long Beach QFilm Festival. You can check out the cover of the UK DVD, out on November 7, on Facebook.

Scott Porter was at the Toronto Film Festival with Ten Year. The newly launched Scott Porter Fan has a bunch of pics. Scott posted one from the premiere:

Here is a quick interview with him from the red carpet:

And a clip from the Q&A:

Scott's new show, Hart of Dixie, premieres on September 26 (next Monday), but it will be available on iTunes for free on September 22.

The X-Men anime series, with Scott as the voice of Cyclops, will premiere on G4 on Friday, October 21 at 11. From the press release:
This summer, G4 and Marvel teamed up to bring legions of fans their favorite Super Heroes with the original Marvel anime series, "Iron Man" and "Wolverine." Next up, Marvel's most popular team of mutants will tear up the small screen when G4 premieres 12 half-hour weekly episodes of the new original anime series "X-Men" this fall, bringing even more action, drama, and high energy anime heroics. Featuring the voice of actor Scott Porter ("The Good Wife," "Friday Night Lights," "Caprica") as Cyclops, "X-Men" premieres Friday October 21st at 11pm ET/PT. The fourth anime series as part of G4 and Marvel's exclusive partnership, "Blade," will premiere this winter.

Actor Scott Porter takes on the title role in "X-Men" as the voice of Cyclops, the optic-force blasting deputy leader of the team. In the series, the X-MEN are reunited following the death of a teammate, and are summoned by Charles Xavier to track down Hisako Ichiki, a missing teenage girl in Northern Japan. There, they encounter the fanatical and anti-mutant group, U-MEN, and discover what was important enough for Xavier to bring them back together. The answer is something that could potentially bridge the gap between mutants and humans, or tear the two species apart forever. has a new BTS photo from the Hawaii Five-0 season opener, with James Marsters. The episode airs this Monday. talked to Patton Oswalt about the Finest Hour special. Looks like he'll be writing another book in the near future.

Bear McCreary tweets that he wrote the score for the "Zom-B-Movie" segment of Chillerama, which premiered earlier this week. He describes it as his "musical tribute to 50s Herrmann, 70s Funk, 80s Goldsmith & Carpenter." Here is some info, along with a memorable description, from Blogomatic:
Directed by Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin and Tim Sullivan, Chillerama is an homage to the now dying art of drive-ins and features four different horror stories each of which is an homage to a films of different eras – from the 50s to the 80s, with a wraparound tale of a drive-in showing it’s final four films before closing down. Each director will handle a segment – all of which sound completely balls-to-the wall- crazy! (...) Joe Lynch helms Zombie Movie, which is in the vein of a 70s/80s zombie flick, described by Lynch as: “When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will fuck the earth!”
^ According to IMDB, Brendan McCreary appears in the segment.

AMC has released the poster for The Walking Dead season two. You can see it on Spoiler TV. The show returns on Sunday, October 16.

In zombie-free Bear news, he has released a new BSG CD, The Music of Battlestar Galactica for Solo Piano. You can find the details & track list here.

And if you're in Los Angeles, here is what you are doing on November 9 - from Bear's blog:
I joined forces with Brendon Small and Brendan McCreary to produce The Show Must Go On: A Tribute to Freddie Mercury, a one-night concert of the music of Queen, performed by some of the most talented and in-demand musicians in Los Angeles. All proceeds benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles, to help combat the deadly disease which took Freddie from this world.

1 comment:

The Red Tent Woman said...

Hi Caprica TV, it's Ludwina Dautovic, host of Red Tent Radio. Thanks for the plug for my interview with Michael Rymer. I really appreciate it.
Ludwina Dautovic