Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Castle - AlloCiné: Nathan Fillion Interview

At the French web site AlloCiné:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview. To translate, please try Google's translator.)

Nathan Fillion from "Firefly" to "Castle" ...

Monday, 6 April 2009

Interview with Nathan Fillion, the former hero of "Firefly" currently on display in the new series "Castle" on ABC ...

A brief excerpt:

Your character writing novels. Are you a fan of the genre?
Once I got the role, I am immersed in it. I read Clive Cussler, some James Patterson. I love to read in general although I'm not a fast reader. I have my rhythm, I have my film in my head. For example, I read everything The Lord of the Rings before the release of films because I wanted to refresh the memory. I like being transported into another universe, a different era, to escape. Parker and Spenser series, for fun. I admire Parker for his ability to describe details. It is also one of the qualities of Castle. It attaches great importance. But it is also a spoiled rotten kid who only thinks of him and lives in his small world. This does nevertheless be very, very intelligent!

Stargate / Sanctuary - GateWorld: Podcast #37 - (Almost) Live From Vancouver!

At GateWorld:

GateWorld Podcast: (Almost) Live From Vancouver!

by Darren Sumner

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

GateWorld is live on the scene at Creation’s official Vancouver Stargate convention! For this very special episode of the podcast we assembled a panel of seven fans to talk about the convention itself, the ups and downs of fandom, the cast of Stargate Universe and more. We’ll also play you some new interview clips that are hot off the press, and say hi to some surprise guests who dropped in on us!

This was a hugely fun discussion, and we hope you enjoy hearing it. A very special thanks go to Lisa, Moriah, Wendy, Kiwi, and Chad for joining us! We’ll be back to our regular format with news, site features, and listener mail next week.

While you are jonesing for new Stargate episodes in 2009, you can find the GateWorld Podcast each and every week on iTunes or your favorite podcast catcher. Look for us at Podcast Alley PodBean.com, Mediafly, Podcast.com, or just plug in the RSS feed [at the site] wherever you listen to podcasts. Or listen to the show right here at GateWorld.

Heroes - Video: 'Turn and Face the Strange'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Turn and Face the Strange,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Ali Larter, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include Ken Choi, Quin Baron, Zeljko Ivanek, Reed Baron, Randall Bentley, Ned Vaughn and Ashley Crow.

The Petrelli clan descends upon Coyote Sands, the site of the government's abandoned Project Icarus, which went badly awry in the 1960s.

Fringe - TV Guide Magazine Online: Matt Roush's The Daily Review

At TV Guide Magazine Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)


Back at Last: Fringe and Rescue Me

By Matt Roush April 07, 2009 08:44 AM EST

... Sometimes being patient pays off. After resting it during the first months of American Idol madness, Fox tonight brings back its mystifying sci-fi curiosity Fringe, giving the freshman series the best time period imaginable [9pm]. (Unless it turns out to be a curse, and so many confused or repelled Idol fans tune out that Fox starts having second thoughts about its apparent devotion to this weird show.)

... I’ve run hot and cold on Fringe all season, but tonight’s episode is a strong re-introduction to the series, without bogging down too heavily in the back-story murky mythology (with one climactic exception), which may frustrate some of the show’s more fervent loyalists. (I’m always sorry when Blair Brown’s Nina Sharp is MIA, as is the case tonight.) The episode also provides a good showcase for Anna Torv as FBI agent Olivia Dunham, who can often seem a blank cipher but here shows real empathy as she bonds with a feral child found living underground at a demolition site. This mute little boy (hauntingly played by Spencer List) has the creepy ability to forecast crimes about to be committed by a serial killer the feds dub “The Artist.”

Naturally, it falls to crazed genius Walter Bishop (the always-terrific John Noble) to try to figure out what makes the kid tick. “My dear,” he tells Olivia, “There is much that is unexplained. Until it is.” Is there maybe room for this mad scientist on Lost? Walter also has a beguilingly funny moment as he dances to music while trying to charm the boy into donning a scary “neurostimulator” helmet. Touches like that go a long way toward making Fringe something more than a fringe dweller ...

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: 'Locked In'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Houses' 'Locked In,' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Faune A. Chambers, John Kapelos, Mos Def, Skye Barrett, Scotty Noyd Jr. and Bobbin Bergstrom.

A man (Mos Def) awakens in a New York hospital after a bicycle accident, unable to move or communicate.

Kings - SciFi Channel (US) - Mini-Marathon Thursday Apr 9 '09

From SciFi.com's schedulebot, a 'Kings' mini-marathon has been scheduled for Thursday, April 9 '09:


Kings stars Ian McShane, Susanna Thompson, Eamonn Walker, Michael Patrick Crane, Christopher Egan, Allison Miller, Sebastian Stan, Jason Antoon, Joel Garland, Sarita Choudhury, Dylan Baker and Wes Studi,

Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus the Dream Job'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck Versus the Dream Job,' starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Julia Ling, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin. Guest stars include Meggan Anderson, Scott Bakula and Chevy Chase.

When Chuck and Ellie reunite with their father after he left them as children, the lines are blurred between family and Chuck's next assignment.

Stargate / Sanctuary - 2009 Constellation Awards Nominees

At The Constellation Awards (Canada):

(Please follow the link for the complete list of nominees.)

1) Best Male Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Television Episode (include)

David Hewlett - Stargate Atlantis - The Shrine

Robin Dunne - Sanctuary - Requiem

2) Best Female Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Television Episode (include)

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary - Requiem

3) Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2008. (include)


Stargate Atlantis

4) Best Male Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series. (include)

Richard Dean Anderson
- Stargate Continuum

5) Best Female Performance in a 2008 Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series. (include)

Amanda Tapping - Stargate: Continuum

Claudia Black - Stargate: Continuum

6) Best Science Fiction Film, TV Movie, or Mini-Series of 2008. (include)

Stargate: Continuum

7) Best Technical Accomplishment in a 2008 Science Fiction Film or Television Production. (include)

Sanctuary, Special Effects - (Anthem Visual Effects)

Stargate: Continuum, Special Effects - (Rainmaker Digital Pictures)

8) Best Overall 2008 Science Fiction Film or Television Script. (include)

Stargate: Continuum - (Brad Wright)

9) Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2008. (include)

Amanda Tapping - Canadian Actress/Producer

Sanctuary - Canadian Co-Production

The Stargate Franchise - Canadian Produced Series/Films


In order for you to be eligible to vote, at least one of the following must be true:

1. You are either a Canadian citizen (not necessarily living in Canada) or a permanent resident of Canada, OR

2. You were a member of the TCON Promotional Society in July of 2008 (during Polaris 22), OR

3. You are currently a member of the TCON Promotional Society, with a membership not expiring before Polaris 23 (July of 2008).

Voting closes June 7, 2009.

Nathan Fillion - Kate O'Hare's Hot Cuppa TV: Audio Interview

From Zap2It's Kate O'Hare's blog, Hot Cuppa TV:

(Please follow the link for the audio interview.)

A Few With Fillion: 'Castle' Star Speaks

April 06, 2009

Last Friday, I participated in a satellite interview tour with Nathan Fillion, former star of Joss Whedon's first Fox series "Firefly" -- in which he played tortured, sardonic spaceship Capt. Malcolm Reynolds -- and current star of ABC's Monday-night crime caper show, "Castle."

As video of the interview was only available on Beta tape, and that's very difficult to post on the Web with only a laptop and my limited skills, I have only six or so minutes of audio to offer.

But this is Nathan Fillion, who's as quick-witted as any actor I've ever interviewed, so a few minutes counts for a lot.

And so you understand what I'm talking about when I mention the reactions of some folks on Twitter to the initially lukewarm reviews of the show, I've posted some of the tweets below.

I confess to thinking that the concept -- handsome mystery novelist pairs with snarky female cop to chase killer committing murders based on his books -- was not exactly groundbreaking, as I said here...

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'Eick Blog: How Will it Be Remembered?'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - Eick Blog: How Will it Be Remembered?

Behind the Scenes|04:16|

The cast and crew share their thoughts on how they think BSG will be remembered.

Fringe - Returns with a NEW episode Tue Apr 7 '09

FOX's Fringe finally returns with a NEW episode on Tuesday, April 7 '09 at 9pm. 'Inner Child, stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Jasika Nicole and John Noble.

Star Trek Enterprise - SciFi Channel (US) SciFi Tuesday Apr 7 '09

From SciFi.com's schedulebot:

7:00P THE FORGOTTEN - Guest stars include Rick Worthy and Seth MacFarlane

8:00P THE COUNCIL - Guest stars include Tucker Smallwood, Rick Worthy, Scott MacDonald