Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Audio: Garret Dillahunt Interview

At SciFi Talk:

Garret Dillahunt - Part 1 of 2

This talented actor is the new Terminator, Cromartie on The Sara Conner Chronicles. He has prominent roles in such films as the Best Picture of 2007, No Country For Old Men and The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford. He's also appeared in The 4400 as Mathew Ross and on Deadwood. He will star in the upcoming The Road and The Last House On The Left. Special thanks to Elizabeth Much at Much And House Public Relations. Music is by Return To Mono called Hope. Part One Of Two.

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Sanctuary - Video: 'Ready or Not'

Courtesy of The SciFi Channel and HULU:

Sanctuary - Ready or Not

Sneak Peek |00:30 |

Here they come. Series premiere Friday October 3 9/8C.

Watchmen - Video: Zack Snyder / Jackie Earle Haley Interview

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel's SciFi Wire and HULU:

SCI FI Wire - Watchmen

Web Exclusive |02:31 |

Director Zack Snyder and star Jackie Earle Haley talk about what it took to bring Watchmen to life.

Watchmen premieres March 6, 2009, and stars: Carla Gugino, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup, Jackie Earle Haley, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer and Niall Matter.

Stargate Atlantis / SG-1 - New Zealand Con - Armageddon Expo Oct 25-27 '08 Auckland

At Armageddon Expo:

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Meet TV and movie stars from: Ghostbusters, Hellboy, Fantastic Four as well as Stargate SG1 and Atlantis; check out animation voice actors from Naruto, Avatar, Hellsing, The Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy and many more. Experience the massive gaming displays from Red Ant, Microsoft, Ubisoft as well as comics, animation, DVD sale, toy stores, collectibles and many others.

Armageddon Expo 2008
Saturday 25th - Monday 27th October
9.00am - 6.00pm daily
Aotea Centre
$16.00 - $45.00

Guests include:


Michael Shanks
Ernie Hudson ("Ethon")


David Hewlett
Andee Frizzell (Wraith Queen)


Dave Wittenberg - Animation Guest - Naruto
WILDSTORM COMICS TOUR - Comic Artist/Inker/Colourer Guests
David Anders - Celebrity Guest
The Sandman - Wrestling guest
Eddie Correa – Music Guest - international TV music producer
JIM LEE - Comic Guest - All Star Batman and Robin
Michelle Ruff - Animation Guest - Bleach
Grey DeLisle - Animation Guest - Grim adventures of Billy and Mandy / Avatar and many more!
Margot Kidder - Celebrity Guest - Superman Films
Doug Jones - Celebrity Guest - Hellboy 1 and 2 & Fantastic Four 2
Crispin Freeman - Animation guest - Hellsing / Slayers / Naruto

Sanctuary - Movie Entertainment (CA): Amanda Tapping / Martin Wood Audio Interviews

At Movie Entertainment (CA):


Finding Sanctuary

September 2008 by Judith Klassen

While she's best known for her role as Major Samantha Carter on Stargate, actor / producer Amanda Tapping did not spend her youth playing cowgirls and aliens. Sharp-eyed viewers may recall her hilarious turn as Lindsay Ward, the pathologically ambitious anchorwoman on The Newsroom. But, somewhere along the way, Amanda hopped off the comedy train and took a trip to another galaxy altogether. "I kinda fell into it," said Tapping. "I liked Battlestar, and Babylon 5, and Star Trek the Next Generation. But it's true; I was a Little House on the Prairie girl growing up. And I loved Carol Burnett. I was not a Sci-Fi junkie."

Hardcore sci-fi consumer or not, Tapping gets her audience. When asked why they initially created Sanctuary as webisodes instead of directly pitching the series to TV, Tapping explained, "We had a true sense of taking a show that lives and breathes in a certain genre to the fans where they live—which is on the internet. Sci-fi fans are an incredibly connected group. They will watch shows while they're blogging on their sites or sitting on forums. We wanted to cut out the middle man."

Tapping and her co-producers, Sanctuary show runner / creator, Damian Kindler, and Sanctuary director, Martin Wood, had no trouble attracting talent on both sides of the camera. Said Tapping, "What was really amazing, and it speaks to how special we see this project to be, is that so many people came on board because of the idea, and the people involved. [They] said, `We want in.'"

Sanctuary airs on Fri. Oct. 3 at 9 PM on TMN (The Movie Network in Canada) and 8 PM on MC (Movie Central in Canada).

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Audio Interviews:

Amanda Tapping

Martin Wood

Sanctuary Trailer and Webisodes on TMN [NOTE: You can't access these trailers and webisodes if you're in the US)

Click here to visit the official Sanctuary website

Heroes - CinemaSpy: Exclusive Interview: Masi Oka

At CinemaSpy:

(Please follow the link for the complete four-page interview.)

Exclusive Interview: Masi Oka

The star of NBC's 'Heroes' dishes on Season 3!

By Robert Falconer | Tuesday, September 30, 2008

After a second season that both fans and critics acknowledged could have been better, NBC and producer Tim Kring have high hopes for the third year of Heroes, the groundbreaking series that sprang onto the scene to much acclaim back in 2006.

They're not the only ones. The cast, too, is filled with anticipation about this new season, none more than Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated actor Masi Oka, who plays Hiro Nakamura, the Japanese nonconformist computer/anime geek whose ability to pierce the space-time continuum and manipulate time has empowered him with foresight into a dangerous future—and what he must do to change it.

Oka is characteristically optimistic about this season, certain that the writers have listened to fans and learned to sidestep the pitfalls leveled at Season 2's storyline. "...I think the writers took those words to heart and delivered something that the fans wanted," he says.

With numerous guest starring roles to his credit on such shows as Without a Trace, Will & Grace and The Gilmore Girls, along with recurring roles on Scrubs and Luis, Oka has been around the Hollywood machine long enough to know that ups and downs are de rigueur in the business. Moreover, the 33 year-old actor also co-starred in the recent Get Smart feature; has a background in improvisation; and continues to provide ILM with groundbreaking effects technology for more than 30 films thanks to degrees in mathematics and computer science from Brown University. His multidisciplinary passion for the industry probably goes a long way towards explaining his balanced outlook on life, and the gracious way in which he comports himself when answering repetitive questions from not only journalists, but the show's fiercely loyal viewers.

Last Friday, CinemaSpy sat down for a conference interview with Oka in which the actor talked about what's coming up for Heroes third season, his thoughts on Hiro's development, and other assorted topics...

A brief excerpt:

...Question: Is it hard to keep the balance of the sort of happy, naïve, enthusiastic person we met the beginning with the weight of the experience and the tragedy he’s had, and make it seem like he’s growing without making him grow too tragic?

Masi Oka: Oh absolutely. I think that’s an important balance to have and the writers, you know, are very conscious of that. But that’s what makes Hiro great, you know, is his enthusiasm. He’s not—he’s (only) discovered his power so it’s a little bit different.

One thing we know about Hiro is that he’s always going to be very pure. No matter what it is, he’s going to do what he feels is right in terms of saving the world. So his naiveté might have gone away because of all the tragedy he’s experienced, but his purity and his sense of morality will always stay the same.

So that’s something we’ll see, and his childlike sensibility. So he’ll always be—there will always be some sort of wonderment. You know, we’ll see him as he goes through various locations and he’ll find some like wonderful discovery at—wherever he goes.

Also, the writers have actually come up with a very creative way of finding that rediscovering of the power and we’ll see that later on in the season. So I think—it’s definitely a difficult balance. You know, you got (sight)—Hiro’s storyline; Hiro and Ando have always been kind of like the comedic relief. And we want to makes sure we have some sort of that entertainment on the fun side, the light side of saving the world to balance kind of the dark tones of the rest of the storyline.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'Allison from Palmdale'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'Allison from Palmdale,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Garret Dillahunt, Shirley Manson and Richard T. Jones. Guest stars include Leven Rambin, Busy Philipps, Leah Pipes, Jon Huertas and Jillian Armenante.

When a software glitch causes Cameron to forget who she is, she ends up at a halfway house where a social worker uncovers some of her distant memories.

Heroes - Video: 'One of Us, One of Them'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroe's 'One of Us, One of Them,' starring Milo Ventimiglia, Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Masi Oka, Noah Gray-Cabey, James Kyson Lee, Zachary Quinto, Brea Grant, Ali Larter, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg and Cristine Rose. Guest stars include Randall Bentley, Francis Capra, Ashley Crow, Jessalyn Gilsig, Jamie Hector, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Ntare Mwine.

H.R.G. and Sylar form an unlikely partnership to capture the escaped Level 5 villains.