Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Blackstone season two premiere, Arctic Air videos, interviews with Leah Gibson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Patton Oswalt and Bear McCreary

A quick round of updates.

Netflix has finally launched in UK and Ireland and both Caprica and Battlestar are available for streaming. If you know people there who haven't seen the shows, you can nag them to do it now, while Netflix is offering a free month of trials.

Blackstone, with Carmen Moore, returns with the season two opener, "Blood Is Thicker Than Water," tonight on APTN in Canada. The episode should air at 9 pm ET on APTN East, West, and HD, and at 8 pm PT, but check your local listings to be sure.

Carmen Moore was also one of the people who made an appearance in Arctic Air yesterday. If you haven't seen the pilot, check it out. There are more BSG people in the first five minutes of that show than there were in the opening scenes of BSG. And they share scenes and everything.

The Vancouver Sun has some pics from the red carpet premiere. Here is a clip from the set that includes a short interview with Leah Gibson and a bunch of scenes from the pilot:

And here is the Arctic Air webisode 1x01, "Man of the North," with Carmen Moore:


Jane Espenson has written another article for The Huffington Post. You can read it here: "Being Your Best Audience." Snippet:
And this idea of writing for yourself is key even after you are established. I've been lucky enough to write for a number of shows with strong show runners who wrote the show they wanted to see. Buffy, Gilmore Girls, Battlestar, Torchwood, and now Once Upon a Time -- these are shows that stayed on course because they were created by men and women who were writing something a little different than what was out there, and who had the strength to stick with their initial vision and not let it get turned into a game of what's-worked-before.
And go see Husbands if you haven't.

The pilot for Defiance, Syfy's new show with Michael Taylor on the writing team, will start shooting this spring in Toronto, along with Alphas, Warehouse 13, and two USA shows. From Hollywood Reporter:
NBCUniversal, which previously shot SyFy series like Battlestar Galactica, Caprica, Eureka and Sanctuary in Vancouver, will have five series shooting in Toronto this spring.
The local slate includes the latest cycles of Alphas, Covert Affairs, Suits and Warehouse 13, and the pilot for the TV-online hybrid Defiance.
Blood and Chrome isn't on Syfy's February schedule. For what it's worth, IMDB has updated the air date to "March 2012."

Spoiler TV has a BTS clip from next week's Glee, directed by Eric Stoltz.

The tickets for Hunger Games, with Paula Malcomson, go on sale on February 22, a full month before the film's release (March 23).

Born to Race with John Pyper-Ferguson will be available on Video-on-Demand on January 28. New trailer:

Patton Oswalt will host the ACE (American Cinema Editors) Eddie Awards ceremony again on February 18. Here is a short interview with him from the Palm Springs Film Festival, where he snagged a prize for Young Adult:

Here is the press release for Michael Eklund's episode of Alcatraz:
When child killer Kit Nelson, a terrifying kidnapper who always returns his victims home – after he’s killed them – reappears from the past, the team is in a race against time to catch the man before he kills again in the all-new “Kit Nelson” episode of ALCATRAZ airing Monday, Jan. 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (ALC-103) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Sarah Jones as Detective Rebecca Madsen; Jorge Garcia as Dr. Diego Soto; Sam Neill as Emerson Hauser; Parminder Nagra as Lucy Banerjee; Robert Forster as Ray Archer; Jonny Coyne as Warden Edwin James; Jason Butler Harner as Associate Warden ED Tiller.

Guest Cast: Michael Eklund as Kit Nelson.
Death + Taxes Mag has a new interview with Bear McCreary. Snippet (more at the link):
Andrew Belonsky: Richard Gibbs asked you to work on the “Battlestar” miniseries. Then, after he decided not to join the actual series, you became the lead composer. You sort of got drawn into that universe and have since done a number of sci-fi-esque shows. Were you a sci-fan before “Battlestar”?
Bear McCreary: Absolutely! I grew up on sci-fi, horror movies and TV shows and comic books and novels. My passion for music definitely started was in that genre, so it has been very exciting to be able to give back to a genre that gave so much to me.

Belonsky: Is there a particular score that you remember from your childhood that you found to be particularly inspiring or captivating?
McCreary: I probably couldn’t narrow it down to just one; there were so many scores that really opened my ears to what was possible at a very young age. Among those, I remember “Back to the Future” by Alan Silvestri, “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure” by Danny Elfman, and then a little bit later “Beetlejuice. Also “Conan the Barbarian” by Basil Poledouris was a big one; “The Empire Strikes Back” by John Williams, too.
There were so many great scores coming out in the early and mid-80s that you couldn’t go see a movie without hearing fantastic music. It was a very exciting time for me to be just discovering this art form.
Sci-Fi Vision has a new interview with Christopher Heyerdahl. He talks about Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, Twilight and Hell on Wheels. Here is a snippet about Sanctuary (still no word on season five):
Heyerdahl's dual roles in Sanctuary are some of fans favorites. The actor enjoys playing both of the very different roles. "They're both great characters. It really depends on how late my night was before whether I prefer Biggie or not. He gets up awfully early in the morning, old Biggie (laughs). Sometimes that's enjoyable and sometimes it's less [than] that."

Many fans were wondering whether Druitt would be back again on Sanctuary. "Well, it's hard to say at this stage of the game but the odds are that he's pretty dead. That being said, it is sci-fi. No one ever dies in sci-fi.

"So it really is completely up to the writers. At this point, as far as Druitt in the future, he is dead as far as I know, but just like Watson (played by Peter Wingfield), we can show stories from different plot time periods, explore different decades in Magnus' life and meet him there."
And a BTS featurette from the last episode of Hell on Wheels:

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