Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sanctuary - Channel News Asia: Sanctuary For All

At Channel News Asia (Singapore):

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Sanctuary for all

By May Seah

02 February 2009

SINGAPORE : You know all those monsters hiding in your closet and under your bed when you were a kid? Guess what, they’re not figments of your imagination after all - they’re real.

At least, that’s the premise of "Sanctuary", the new series on the SciFi channel, that pushes the boundaries between the real and the imaginary.

It stars Amanda Tapping ("Stargate SG-1") as Dr Helen Magnus, the custodian of the unusual beings she houses in her cathedral of a home, where they seek sanctuary from harm and curiosity. Magnus herself is unusual in that she is 157 years old, having discovered the secret to eternal youth. Some of the curiosities she helps include mutant creatures, a mermaid and Bigfoot, who has been rehabilitated as Dr Magnus’ manservant.
“Bigfoot is my favourite of all the creatures,” said Tapping over the phone from Vancouver, Canada. “There’s intelligence and a respectful relationship between the two that transcends time.”

"Sanctuary" could have ended up a quirky dramedy, but its dark setting - literally, it’s set at night and it’s always raining - means that the comedy is kept to a minimum.
Catch Sanctuary on Monday, February 2 at 11pm on SCI FI (StarHub Channel 98).

Supernatural - SciFi Wire: Jared Padelecki hints that Sam will dance with the devil

At SciFi Wire:

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Supernatural's Jared Padelecki hints that Sam will dance with the devil

By Patrick Lee

ON 02/01/09

Jared Padalecki
, who plays Sam Winchester on The CW's Supernatural, said that he's sure his demon-hunter character will have to deal with the consequences of using his mystical powers as the current season wraps.
"By the end of the season, I'm sure they're going to do something big, and ... —I'm speaking as an audience member—but I'm sure we're going to see Sam go dark side or get very, very close to going to [the] dark side," Padalecki said in a group interview on Saturday in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he was promoting his upcoming movie, Friday the 13th.

... A lot depends on whether Supernatural gets picked up for a fifth season, Padalecki says. "I hate it, because we're on the sort of brink where it's like, 'Well, are we going to come back? Do we know if we're going to come back for another year, or should we wrap it up?' ... That's where TV is just a pain in the ass, because you're like, 'Just tell me how long I have so I know how to tell a story.' As opposed to 'Let's keep asking questions. Let's keep answering them with more questions.' I hate it. I hate it. It's really frustrating. But I'm sure something'll happen." Supernatural airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Star Trek - Video: Movie Trailer # 2

A new Star Trek movie trailer that aired during Super Bowl XLIII, courtesy of HULU.

Crusoe - Video: 'The Return'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, the Crusoe first season finale, 'The Return,' starring Philip Winchester, Tongai Arnold Chirisa, Mía Maestro, Sam Neill and Anna Walton. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida, Simon Hirst and Jean Teplitsky.

Crusoe learns the depth of Blackthorn's betrayal and is pitted against his old enemy Tuffley, but could they still be his ticket back to England?

Richard Dean Anderson - Video: Saturday Night Live 'MacGruber' Skits

From the January 31 '09 episode of Saturday Night Live, Richard Dean Anderson guest-stars as MacGyver in three 'MacGruber' skits.