Thursday, 6 October 2011

Previews for Grimm & Psych, and new interviews with Luciana Carro, Jane Espenson, Sasha Roiz, Ryan Robbins, Scott Porter and Patton Oswalt

Since yesterday:

Spoiler TV has the promotional pics from the next episode of Hart of Dixie and Comic Book Resources has a new interview with Scott Porter. He mainly talks about the X-Men animated series, which premieres on October 21. Snippet:
This version of the X-Men story is a very modern one that Warren Ellis initially wrote with a lot of influence from his "Astonishing X-Men" run, but the one twist that brings in the classic thread for Cyclops is that the series starts just after the death of Jean Grey at the end of "The Dark Phoenix Saga." What was it like to pick up the character after the worst tragedy in his life?
That made it completely interesting for me. To allude to why I have such respect for Cyclops, it's because he's been through hell. He's lost Jean how many times now? He has to control this odd band of misfits who are under constant duress by the universe. He is ultimately powerful and has to always rein this power in or he could level cities with it. Seeing the control that Cyclops has to have and then seeing him in a very vulnerable position at the start of this cartoon where he just doesn't care anymore and is more careless with his powers. He wants to hang it up and quit. That's a very emotional place for the character, and then he falls back into his natural role where he's always been the leader because the X-Men need him. You really see all that here.

I loved both Whedon and Ellis' "Astonishing" runs. Seeing those characters in cartoon form was awesome. Seeing Armor make her first appearance in an animated project was amazing. Having all these characters come to life, and to be a part of the X-Men's world myself now? To me, that's the ultimate.
IAE Magazine has a new interview with Sasha Roiz available online. It's mostly about Grimm (Oct. 28, NBC). Hit the link to read it.

When you do, you will find a short clip playing on the right side of the page that I think is from an unreleased film of his, Extracted.

NBC has released a new Grimm featurette (via

Patton Oswalt talked to Huffington Post. Here is a snippet about Young Adult, which will be released in December:
HPC: How was the experience working on "Young Adult"? Are you excited about its release?
PO: I'm very excited. It's really, really funny. It's really dark. I just think Charlize is so goddamn amazing. It's jaw-dropping. She does something in it that a lot of other actors don't have the guts to do when they play an unlikable character. I won't say what it is, but you'll know it when you see it. You're like, "Holy shit, that was amazing." I'm excited to go see the movie again and get to see other people watch Charlize, and have them go, "Holy crap."
Side note: Just the other day, Hitfix mentioned Patton as a possible Oscar contender in the supporting actor category for this role.

Here is the teaser for the Psych season premiere (Oct. 12), with Polly Walker:

Hollywood Reporter writes that Geek Charming, Disney Channel's TV film with Andrew Airlie and Kacey Rohl, will premiere on November 11.
Geek Charming, co-starring Matt Prokop and based on the young adult novel of the same name by Robin Palmer, will premiere Friday, Nov. 11 at 8 p.m. The made-for-television movie revolves around a high school girl who has her perspective challenged when she becomes the subject of a self-proclaimed film geek's documentary.
Seattle Met has a new interview with Jane Espenson, who is going to be at the GeekGirlCon in Seattle this Saturday. Snippet:
What do you expect from the GeekGirlCon?
It’ll be good, as long as it’s not exclusive. I want boys to feel included. The whole emphasis should be that we’re not the cool kids, so we don’t exclude anyone.

Do you ever get tired of being a poster child for female geeks?
No, not at all! I love science-fiction fandom, because there’s no reason why anyone should know my name. But in science-fiction shows, people pay attention to who writes the show. They value writing and they value ideas. Writers get to be as revered as the actors, or more. And I love that, because I’m a writer.
A new interview with Luciana Carro showed up on YouTube. It is mostly about her work on Battlestar (via

Ryan Robbins was on Urban Rush with Kimani Ray Smith, his co-star in the short film Suffer, which will be screened at the Vancouver Film Festival on Oct. 11 and 12. There is a scene from the film toward the end of the clip. Ryan also talks about Everything & Everyone, which will also be shown at VIFF, on Oct. 12 and 13.

And here is a clip from A Night for Dying Tigers, with Leah Gibson and John Pyper-Ferguson, from Jennifer Beals Online (careful, major plot spoilers):

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