Wednesday, April 14, 2010

James Marsters - Herald Sun: Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters guests at Supernova Pop Culture Expo

At Australia's Herald Sun:

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer's James Marsters guests at Supernova Pop Culture Expo

by Neala Johnson Herald Sun April 15, 2010


JAMES Marsters - the man best known to millions of Buffy the Vampire obsessives as Spike - is in Melbourne to attend the Supanova Pop Culture Expo at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds from Friday April 16 -Sunday April 18.

The fan event also features Star Trek Kiwi Karl Urban, Parker Lewis himself, Corin Nemec, Twilight wolf-boy Alex Meraz, a bunch of comic book creators and more.

Herald Sun Hit caught up with Marsters before he flew to Australia, interrupting a Marsters family jam session. “My son, my father and I are all playing ukulele, it’s crazy,” Marsters said.

Marsters, who has also appeared in the film Dragonball, and TV shows including Torchwood, Smallville, Caprica and Without a Trace, had just returned home from shooting a new Hawaii Five-O pilot on the American island.

There are clips on YouTube of you and your son, Sullivan, performing acoustic songs, but your father gets in on the act too?
JM: "He started the whole thing. He’s been looking for a baritone ukulele for years but they didn’t make them anymore in America – or I couldn’t find one. I found myself, surprisingly, in Hawaii for a few weeks and I was able to track one down, so he’s a very happy man. I’m not a ukulele player by nature, but apparently the size of your ukulele is very important..."

Stargate / Sanctuary - Women in SciFi: Character Series: Samantha Carter vs Helen Magnus

At Women in SciFi:

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Character Series: Samantha Carter vs Helen Magnus


Amanda Tapping as Major Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1's 'Exodus'

Several SciFi actresses have said that if you want to play an intelligent, strong, fully fleshed out female character, SciFi is the genre of choice. So here at Women in SciFi, we decided to do character studies on the different characters played by the same actress. First in the series is the Empress of SciFi herself, Amanda Tapping. She has played Samantha Carter for over a decade with the Stargate franchise, a beloved character and role model for many of the women I have met in the fandom. Recently she added Helen Magnus to her repertoire — a 158 year old Doctor from Victorian Era England — from the web to TV series, Sanctuary. Though both are brilliant scientists, strong female characters, and played by the same actress, Samantha Carter and Helen Magnus are very different, in ways that go far beyond accent and hair color...


Amanda Tapping as Helen Magnus in Syfy's Sanctuary

[NOTE: Sanctury's third season (of 20 episodes!) returns to Syfy (US) in October 2010 to a NEW night - Tuesday!]

Timothy Olyphant - Justified - Video: Riverbrook

Courtesy of FX and HULU:

FX Justified - Riverbrook

Season 1 : Ep. 2|42:45||Closed Captions available

Raylan hunts an escaped prisoner who is determined to reunite with his ex-wife… and his stashed fortune.

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: The Butcher of Burtonsville

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FOX Bones - The Butcher of Burtonsville

Sneak Peek (s.5 : ep.17)|01:27|

Avoid secluded places at night so as to not have your ribs eaten.

Supernatural - SciFi Wire: Video - Supernatural 100th Episode - Clip #2

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Syfy SCI FI Wire - Supernatural 100th Episode - Clip #2

Sneak Peek|01:52|

Watch a clip from the 100th episode of "Supernatural."