Friday, 23 December 2011

17th Precinct pilot, Sanctuary finale (part 1) and some general updates

Just checking in to wish everyone happy holidays and safe travels!

Here are a few updates to wrap things up for the week:

Someone has posted an early Christmas present for us on Vimeo - the full pilot for Ron Moore's 17th Precinct. Huge props to Caprica City (Twitter) for the find!

Apparently it's been up there for a couple of months now, but some of us were too busy whining about no air date to notice.

The pilot was directed by BSG's Michael Rymer and has what's probably the best ensemble cast since Caprica went off the air: Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Stockard Channing, Esai Morales, Eamonn Walker, Tricia Helfer and Matt Long. You can watch it on Vimeo or keep scrolling, it's embedded below.

The first part of the Sanctuary season four finale, "Sanctuary for None," airs tonight at 10 pm on Syfy. Here is a new synopsis, from Red Eye Chicago:

Written by James Thorpe and directed by Damian Kindler, the first part has Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) teaming with Hollow Earth rebel leader Caleb (guest star Gil Bellows) to build a new homeland for displaced abnormals in the Fifth Ward. Magnus wants to broker a peace deal between the insurgents, SCIU and the other government agencies, but SCIU director Greg Addison (Brian Markinson) has other ideas.

A lot goes down in that first episode involving Addison, Will (Robin Dunne), Bigfoot (Christopher Heyerdahl) and Tesla (Jonathon Young), leading Magnus to take desperate action.

Pizquita has the promotional stills from the episode, including one with Ryan Robbins. Part 2 airs next Friday, Dec. 30.

And on other fronts:

Deadline reports that Christopher Heyerdahl's other show, Hell on Wheels, got picked up for a second season.

Bloody Disgusting has the new poster for Alessandra Torresani's new horror, Playback, which will be available on demand on February 3 and out in theatres on March 9.

The official site for Arctic Air has been updated with a whole bunch of character bios. Go to to find out what characters Carmen Moore, Brian Markinson, Michael Hogan and Kandyse McClure will be playing.

You can find the trailer for season two of Blackstone on Carmen Moore's FB page.

Judas Kiss with Richard Harmon and Genevieve Buechner is now available on iTunes in more than 20 countries. The film's official FB page has the list. has a fun new audio interview with William B. Davis. Some provocative questions there from Joseph Planta. Go listen.

Times Colonist has an article about Bomb Girls that includes an interview with Meg Tilly.
Spoiler TV has the character bios for the show.

James Marsters' December Q&A has been posted on his official site. He also recorded a holiday message for the fans, which you can see on his FB page.

Movieweb has new hi-res photos from The Divide with Michael Eklund, out in theatres on January 13.

And the videos.

17th Precinct:

17th Precinct from ddt73 on Vimeo.

Some more Tricia Helfer and a short interview with Callum Rennie in a new preview of NBC's The Firm:

The fourth and last episode of Judas Kiss: Behind the Scenes:

And three new video interviews with Patton Oswalt showed up in recent days. He was on Chelsea Lately this week. You can watch the clip on

He was also on Conan:

And he talked about his Critics Choice nomination for Young Adult at a recent event:

Okay, that wraps it up. Hope you have a great Christmas weekend and see you after the holidays!

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