Friday, 18 November 2011

New Grimm & Sanctuary tonight, interviews with Sasha Roiz and Bear McCreary, VFX Minds panel & general updates

Let's start with Friday night TV.

Grimm 1x04, "Lonelyhearts," airs at 9 pm on NBC. Synopsis:

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After investigating a strange cluster of female deaths and disappearances, Nick (David Giuntoli) sends Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) undercover to get a whiff of a hypnotic suspect.

In the meantime, a stranger shows up looking to avenge the death of his friend at the hands of a Grimm, but he’ll have to get past Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz). Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch and Reggie Lee also star.

Patrick Fischler (Mad Men, Southland, Lost) guest stars. Blastr has a first look at the creatures from tonight's episode, and you can see a few sneak peeks on

Sasha Roiz did a round of radio interviews this morning. You can listen to them on Blog Talk Radio, and

Sanctuary 3x07, "Icebreaker," airs at 10 pm on Syfy. Synopsis:

Henry, Declan and a team from the UK Sanctuary go to the Bering Sea to investigate a mystery on a shipwrecked icebreaker, where the crew has killed the Abnormals on board and each other.

Red Eye Chicago has a preview of next week's musical episode, "Fugue."

And here is a sneak peek from "Icebreaker," with Ryan Robbins:


Outlaw Country, the FX pilot Paula Malcomson filmed last month with Mary Steenburgen and John Hawkes, will not be going to series.

The Mirror has the first description of Polly Walker's character in the BBC miniseries Prisoners' Wives. She will play "the glamorous wife of a career criminal."

Variety has a short article about Patton Oswalt and the crazy year he's had. Snippet:
In 2011, Patton Oswalt managed to write the memoir "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," put out his fifth album, "Finest Hour" (also a Showtime special), acted in comedies "The United States of Tara" and "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" and is getting awards buzz for his dramatic role in the upcoming "Young Adult." And 2011 isn't even over. "I embraced all these different things that I'm genuinely interested in," Oswalt says. "I cleared my mind of 'can't' -- not the word 'can't,' but (the idea) this is the one thing that I do, and I don't do these other things."
Collider has a bunch of new stills from Young Adult.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 opens in theatres today. Christopher Heyerdahl and James Pizzinato have supporting roles.

Here is a new interview with Bear McCreary and Joe Lynch, who directed the "Zom-B-Movie" segment of Chillerama -- they mostly talk about the film and the influences that went into the score:

Last, a full video of NewTek's VFX Minds panel from last week has been posted on YouTube. Gary Hutzel was supposed to attend, but Doug Drexler had to replace him. Horrible story there. Get better soon, Gary Hutzel.

Doug Drexler talked about their work on Battlestar, Caprica and Blood and Chrome, among other things. Other panelists were Ron Thornton (Babylon 5, Star Trek: Voyager, Enterprise, Undercovers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Red Tails), Chuck Comisky (Jaws 3-D, Last Action Hero, The Crow, Blade, Avatar) and Eric Hance (Enterprise, NCIS: LA, Hellboy, Surface, Terra Nova, Chuck, Fringe, The Cape).

The whole panel is pretty interesting to listen to, but if you don't have the time, you can catch Drexler's bits roughly 15, 25, 29, 35, 40, and 44 minutes into the video.

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