Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Nathan Fillion - Castle - ABC Video: 'Cuffed' Episode Trailer Airs Dec 5 '11

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Castle

CASTLE - ABC VIDEO: 'Cuffed' Episode Trailer Airs Monday, December 5, 2011 at 10/9C

When Castle and Beckett wake up in bed, handcuffed together, in a locked room with no memory of how they got there, they must piece together the mystery of where they are and why, all while trying to escape. But as the two of them adjust to being shackled together, what's the biggest threat they face... the people who abducted them or each other? Meanwhile, Ryan, Esposito and Gates are left to investigate their disappearance in a case where all is not what it seems.

Guest stars include Brad Carter, Darin Heames, Brian Jones, Deborah Van Valkenburgh and Brett Wagner.



The X-Files - TV Legends: Vince Gillian Video Interview

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THE X-FILES - TV LEGENDS: Vince Gilligan on the X-Files adage "I Want to Believe"

See the full interview with Writer/Producer Vince Gilligan at

http://emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/vince-gilligan



THE X-FILES - TV LEGENDS: on the X-Files episode "Drive" starring Bryan Cranston



THE X-FILES - TV LEGENDS: Vince Gilligan on the last episode of "X-Fles"

Haven - Syfy Video Featurette: Outtakes - Season Two: Haven Holiday Greeting

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Haven Xmas 2011

HAVEN - SYFY VIDEO FEATURETTE: Outtakes - Season Two: Haven Holiday Greeting

Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant and Eric Balfour try their best to bring holiday wishes to the fans of "Haven."

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Neverland, Part 2 - Syfy: Premieres Monday, Dec 5 '11

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NEVERLAND, PART 2 - SYFY: PREMIERES MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2011 AT 9/8c



Book of Beasts

08:30 AM The Book Of Beasts

A band of adventurers led by King Arthur's daughter recruit the legendary wizard Merlin (James Callis) to save Camelot from a plague of evil. Arkadian has the Book of Beasts, and he's about to unleash its malevolent powers on Camelot. Now, in order to defeat Arkadian and save the kingdom, the brave warriors and the reclusive wizard do battle with terrifying beasts while traveling though magical lands.

Cast includes James Callis, Laura Harris, Jesse Moss, Patrick Sabongui, Donald Adams and Jim Thorburn.

Fire and Ice

10:30 AM Fire And Ice

An ice dragon is summoned to save a kingdom from a fire dragon in this fantasy tale.

Cast includes Amy Acker, Tom Wisdom, John Rhys-Davies, Arnold Vosloo, Razvan Vasilescu, Oana Pellea, Cabral Ibacka and Ovidiu Niculescu.

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12:30 PM Grendel

Chris Bruno, Ben Cross and Marina Sirtis star in this dramatic adaptation of the fantasy epic “Beowulf,” in which a hero battles a legendary monster.

Cast includes Chris Bruno, Star Trek: The Next Generation's Marina Sirtis, Michael J. Minor, Chuck Hittinger, Alexis Peters and Ben Cross.

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Beyond Sherwood

02:30 PM Beyond Sherwood Forest

Robin Hood (Robin Dunne) must find a cure for a woman cursed to turn into a murderous beast during the daytime, as well as keep Maid Marian (Erica Durance) safe from harm.

Cast includes Sanctuary's Robin Dunne, Smallville's Erica Durance, Julian Sands, Katharine Isabelle, Mark Gibbon, Cainan Wiebe, Richard de Klerk, Bill Dow, Brent Stait, John Novak, Robert Lawrenson, David Richmond-Peck, Paul Lazenby and David Palffy.

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04:30 PM The Brothers Grimm

In Terry Gilliam's inventive fantasy, the famed 19th-century writers get caught up in a real-life fairy tale involving a haunted forest where girls have been disappearing.

Cast includes Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Petr Ratimec, Barbora Lukesov√°, Anna Rust and Jeremy Robson.

Neverland 2

07:00 PM Neverland, Part One

A gang of young pickpockets snatches a magical orb that transports them into a fantastical realm in the debut of the miniseries set before Peter Pan met Wendy and Hook became a captain.

Cast includes Rhys Ifans as James Hook, Anna Friel as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Charles Dance, Q'orianka Kilcher, Charlie Rowe as Peter Pan, Bob Hoskins, Keira Knightley (the voice of Tinker Bell) and Raoul Trujillo. Written and directed by Nick Willing ("Tin Man," and "Alice").

Neverland Dec 4

09:00 PM Neverland, Part Two - Premiere!

Conclusion. Young pickpockets traverse a magical realm in this tale set before Peter Pan met Wendy and Hook became a captain.



11:00 PM Neverland, Part Two
01:00 AM Neverland, Part Two

Countdown to Christmas Week - Syfy: Begins Dec 4 with Neverland at 9/8C

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Christmas Week

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS WEEK - SYFY: BEGINS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2011 WITH NEVERLAND AT 9/8c



Raiders of the Lost Ark

10:00 AM Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Indiana Jones is assigned to find the mystically empowered Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can obtain it for their own evil use.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina and Wolf Kahler.

Temple of Doom

12:30 PM Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Harrison Ford gets help from a feisty heroine (Kate Capshaw) and a sawed-off sidekick (Ke Huy Quan) in this “Raiders” prequel featuring a sacred jewel, a bloodthirsty cult, human sacrifices, runaway mining cars, a chamber of scorpions and a perilous bridge.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Roy Chiao and David Yip.

Lost Crusade

03:00 PM Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

Fedora and whip at the ready, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) sets off on his third cinematic outing accompanied by none other than his father, Henry (Sean Connery), to explore the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail. The Nazis are also after the powerful relic, but no one is what they seem in this rousing quest for everlasting life.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Michael Byrne, Kevork Malikyan, Robert Eddison, Richard Young and Alexei Sayle.

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06:00 PM Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) gets a cold war-era update in this fan-friendly pastiche of 1950s preoccupations and paranoia. His mission: rescuing an old friend who has vanished after discovering a strange artifact that could hold the key to world domination. Old friends, including hard-drinking ex-love Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), new enemies like Russian she-wolf Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) and spectacular action sequences abound.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent and Alan Dale.

Neverland Dec 4

09:00 PM Neverland, Part One - Mini-series Premiere!

A gang of young pickpockets snatches a magical orb that transports them into a fantastical realm in the debut of the miniseries set before Peter Pan met Wendy and Hook became a captain.

Cast includes Rhys Ifans as James Hook, Anna Friel as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Charles Dance, Q'orianka Kilcher, Charlie Rowe as Peter Pan, Bob Hoskins, Keira Knightley (the voice of Tinker Bell) and Raoul Trujillo. Written and directed by Nick Willing ("Tin Man," and "Alice").



11:00 PM Neverland, Part One
01:00 AM Neverland, Part One

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03:00 AM Gryphon (also known as: Attack of the Gryphon)

Jonathan LaPaglia and Amber Benson star in this fantasy tale about a prince and a princess who unite to battle a flying monster conjured by a scheming wizard.

Cast includes Jonathan LaPaglia, Larry Drake, Amber Benson, Andrew Pleavin, Douglas Roberts, Ashley Artus and Sarah Douglas.

Space Milkshake - Video: Teaser Trailer

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SPACE MILKSHAKE - VIDEO: Teaser Trailer

Premise: Four spaceworkers on a run down orbital sanitation station run into a few problems when they salvage a strange device from space ship wreckage.

Cast includes: Kristin Kreuk, Billy Boyd, Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne.

Space Milkshake Official Site

Space Milkshake Facebook

Space Milkshake at IMDB

The Vampire Diaries - CW Video Featurette: Vote - People's Choice Awards

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Vampire Diaries

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - CW VIDEO FEATURETTE: Vote - People's Choice Awards

See Nina, Ian, Kat, and Joseph behind the scenes asking for your help to vote for TVD to win a People's Choice Awards. Don't miss The Vampire Diaries Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.

NEW episodes of The Vampire Diaries return Thursday, January 5, 2012 on CW.

Star Trek - LA Times Show Tracker: 'Trek Nation' Rod Roddenberry Interview

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Trek Nation

STAR TREK - LOS ANGELES TIMES SHOW TRACKER: The enterprise of 'Star Trek' is explored on Science's "Trek Nation'

November 30, 2011
by Greg Braxton


The original mission of the crew of the starship Enterprise of "Star Trek" was "to boldly go where no man has gone before." The Science network will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the "Star Trek" franchise Wednesday night with the premiere of a new documentary, "Trek Nation," which will explore the continuing legacy of "Star Trek" while featuring exclusive footage that few men have seen before.

The special, which airs at 8 p.m., also salutes late "Star Trek" creator Gene Roddenberry and his vision for the future, spotlighting interviews with fans such as George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and several alums from the TV series and "Star Trek" films.

Included in the special are snippets from hours of exclusive footage, including never-before-seen home movies from the Roddenberry family and the first-ever "Star Trek" convention. Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, the 37-year-old son of Gene Roddenberry, is the host and executive producer of the special, which also chronicles his personal journey to gain insight into his father's groundbreaking vision.

Roddenberry discussed the special in a phone interview from London, where he is attending a wedding...

Star Trek

... Q: What is the biggest lesson you learned about your father?

Roddenberry: "Working on this was a very collaborative effort. The main thing that happened was learning things about my father that were not easy to hear. I learned early on that I needed to humanize him. He was put on a pedestal so early in life, and I needed to find out who the man was. Working on this brought him to a level where I could connect and identify with him, and love him even more. I do have one hope that audiences will continue to love and admire him, but also that they will realize that anyone can achieve greatness if they have the passion and will to see it through..."

Being Human - Syfy Video Promo: 'Desire' Season Two Premieres Jan 16 '12

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Being Human Jan 16

BEING HUMAN - SYFY VIDEO PROMO: 'Desire' Season Two Premieres Monday, January 16, 2012 at 10/9C

Sometimes the only way to deal with desire is to give in. Being Human Season 2 premieres Monday Jan. 16 at 9/8c.

Cast includes Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington.

Castle - Conan: Nathan Fillion Video Interview

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Castle

CASTLE - CONAN: Nathan Fillion Video Interview

Castle's Nathan Fillion (6' 1½") November 29, 2011 appearance on Conan (Conan O'Brien - 6' 4") on TBS.

Timothy Olyphant - Justified - FX Video Featurette: 'Dusk' - Season 3 Premieres Jan 17 '12

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Justified

JUSTIFIED - FX VIDEO FEATURETTE: 'Dusk' - Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10/9C

Cast includes Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Natalie Zea and Walton Goggins.

David Boreanaz - Bones - FOX Video: 'The Male In The Mail' Sneak Peek # 2 Airs Dec 1 '11

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Bones

BONES - FOX VIDEO: 'The Male In The Mail' Sneak Peek # 2 Airs Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 9/8C

Don't miss an all-new episode of BONES THU at 9/8c on FOX!

Human remains found in mail at a dead-letter office are linked to a local business-service retail center, where a group of employees are recent lottery winners. Meanwhile, Booth gets surprising news from his grandfather (Ralph Waite); and Special Agent Genny Shaw (Tina Majorino) learns a lesson in teamwork.

Guest stars include Wayne Wilderson, Chris Tallman, Ellis E. Williams, Eugene Byrd, Tina Majorino, Ralph Waite, Ben Savage and Allan Wasserman.

Once Upon A Time - FOX All Access: Jennifer Morrison Video Interview

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ONCE UPON A TIME - FOX ALL ACCESS: Jennifer Morrison Video Interview

Jennifer Morrison has found a great variety of roles throughout her career. Of course, most will remember her from her co-starring role on the FOX medical drama, House. Morrison is now on another hit series, the ABC fantasy drama Once Up on A Time. She also gave a great performance in the film Warrior.

Morrison has been a working actress since 1994, and told us that from a young age, she always considered herself an actress. However, it was not until she worked on her first film (Intersection, which starred Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, and Lolita Davidovich) that she had a major epiphany about acting, which she would carry with her to this day.

A new episode of Once Upon a Time airs Sunday night at 8/7 central on ABC.

Trek Nation - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Nov 30 '11 - Science Channel 8/7C

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Trek Nation

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tonight's Best TV Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows


... Trek Nation

8-10 PM SCIENCe

The late Gene Roddenberry is rightly revered as a giant of science fiction, and this documentary from his son, Rod, pays hagiographic homage to the Star Trek creator's professional achievements, with help from such talking heads as J.J. Abrams, Ron Moore, and Seth MacFarlane. But Roddenberry Jr. also examines the personal shortcomings of his father, who apparently had a Kirk-esque eye for the ladies. As one family friend reveals, "He bragged to me that within seven days after being married to your mom, he was out messing around." The result is an often fascinating and boldly going look at a clay-footed pop culture icon.

RATED: B

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Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary - Video: 'Acolyte' Episode Trailer Airs Dec 9 '11

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Acolyte

SANCTUARY - VIDEO: 'Acolyte' Episode Trailer Airs Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10/9C on Syfy

Kate Freelander resurfaces with a warning about a Hollow Earth plot against an above-ground target, and evidence suggests that Bigfoot may be involved in the attack.

Guest stars include Agam Darshi, Robert Lawrenson and Brian Markinson.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Neverland - Hollywood Reporter Video: Exclusive Sneak Peek - Airs Dec 4 '11 on Syfy

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Neverland Dec 4

NEVERLAND - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Syfy's 'Neverland': Peter Learns the Lay of the Land (Exclusive Video)

The two-part miniseries starring Rhys Ifans and Bob Hoskins premieres Sunday.

... In a clip exclusive to The Hollywood Reporter, check out the references to Captain Hook and the Lost Boys, see a swarm of Tinker Bells and watch as a young Peter (Charlie Rowe) and his pal Fox (Lorn Macdonald) are transported to the mysterious world of Neverland.

Cast includes Rhys Ifans as James Hook, Anna Friel as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Charles Dance, Q'orianka Kilcher, Charlie Rowe as Peter Pan, Bob Hoskins, Keira Knightley (the voice of Tinker Bell) and Raoul Trujillo. Written and directed by Nick Willing ("Tin Man," and "Alice").

Emily Deschanel - Bones - FOX Video: 'The Male In The Mail' Sneak Peek # 1 - Airs Dec 1 '11

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Bones 2011

BONES - FOX VIDEO: 'The Male In The Mail' Sneak Peek # 1 - Airs Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 9/8C

Don't miss an all-new episode of BONES THU at 9/8c on FOX!

Human remains found in mail at a dead-letter office are linked to a local business-service retail center, where a group of employees are recent lottery winners. Meanwhile, Booth gets surprising news from his grandfather (Ralph Waite); and Special Agent Genny Shaw (Tina Majorino) learns a lesson in teamwork.

Guest stars include Wayne Wilderson, Chris Tallman, Ellis E. Williams, Eugene Byrd, Tina Majorino, Ralph Waite, Ben Savage and Allan Wasserman.

Timothy Olyphant - Justified - FX Video Featurette: 'The Hat' Season 3 Premieres Jan 17 '12

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Justified

JUSTIFIED - FX VIDEO FEATURETTE: 'The Hat' Season 3 Premieres Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10/9C

Cast includes Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts, Erica Tazel, Natalie Zea and Walton Goggins.


NCIS - CBS Video Featurette: Behind the Scenes - Michael Weatherly Photo Shoot

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NCIS - CBS VIDEO FEATURETTE: Behind the Scenes - Michael Weatherly Photo Shoot

Go behind the scenes with NCIS' Michael Weatherly at the CBS Watch! Magazine Photo Shoot.

John Barrowman - Torchwood - BBC America Video: Schedule Dec 10 '11

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Torchwood

TORCHWOOD - BBC AMERICA VIDEO: Schedule Saturday, December 10, 2011


Cast includes John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, Naoko Mori, Gareth David-Lloyd and Kai Owen.


01:20 AM Reset

Torchwood learns about the Reset capabilities of Marie.

Captain Jack calls in Martha Jones to investigate mysterious deaths. When the trail leads to a sinister medical testing center she must go undercover. But have Torchwood underestimated how far the center will go to find medical breakthroughs?

Guest cast includes Freema Agyeman, Alan Dale, Jacqui Boatswain, Jan Anderson, Rhodri Wyn Miles and Michael Sewell.



02:20 AM Dead Man Walking

Captain Jack finds another glove he can use to bring Owen back to life.

Deep in shock, the Torchwood team faces their darkest hour. In an effort to put things right, Captain Jack unleashes a primal force that uses Torchwood as a conduit to wreck havoc across Earth.

Guest cast includes Freema Agyeman, Skye Bennett, Paul Kasey, Joanna Griffiths and Ben Walker.

Once Upon A Time - Variety Radio Online: Josh Dallas Audio Interview

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ONCE UPON A TIME - VARIETY RADIO ONLINE: Josh Dallas Audio Interview

Josh Dallas joins us to talk about his role has Prince Charming on ABC's Once Upon a Time.

Prince Charming

Listen to internet radio with The VRO on Blog Talk Radio

Haven - Syfy Video Featurette: 'Can We Please Get to Our Christmas Story?' Promo - Airs Dec 6 '11

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Haven Xmas 2011

HAVEN - SYFY VIDEO FEATURETTE: 'Can We Please Get to Our Christmas Story?' Promo - 'Silent Night' Airs Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 10/9C

Haven returns for a Holiday Episode Tuesday Dec. 6 at 10/9c.

Audrey Parker (Emily Rose) begins seeing Christmas decorations mysteriously popping up all over Haven in the middle of July yet nobody else, including Nathan (Lucas Bryant), seem to feel anything is unusual.  Yet, when Haven residents start disappearing into thin air, Audrey convinces Nathan they must find a way to stop it.

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Neverland - Syfy Video: 'Where Am I?' Promo - Premieres Dec 4 '11

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Neverland Dec 4

NEVERLAND - SYFY VIDEO: 'Where Am I?' Promo - Premieres Sunday, December 4, 2011 at 9/8C

Hidden Worlds. Everlasting Life. Endless Wonders. One Place. The Syfy Original 2-night mini-series event December 4-5 at 9/8c.

A gang of young pickpockets snatches a magical orb that transports them into a fantastical realm in the debut of the miniseries set before Peter Pan met Wendy and Hook became a captain.

Cast includes Rhys Ifans as James Hook, Anna Friel as Captain Elizabeth Bonny, Charles Dance, Q'orianka Kilcher, Charlie Rowe as Peter Pan, Bob Hoskins, Keira Knightley (the voice of Tinker Bell) and Raoul Trujillo. Written and directed by Nick Willing ("Tin Man," and "Alice").

Innocent - The Morton Report: Richard Schiff Interview - Airs TNT Nov 29 9/8C

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Innocent

THE MORTON REPORT: An Interview with Actor Richard Schiff

The former West Wing star and Emmy winner talks about his role in the TNT original movie Innocent, and his years as an "actor's actor."


By Mindy Peterman
November 28, 2011


Richard Schiff’s role as White House Communications Director Toby Ziegler on The West Wing won him an Emmy and a multitude of accolades from critics and viewers alike. However, as an "actor’s actor," Schiff is much more than this iconic role. He has co-starred in over 50 feature films, performed on stage on Broadway and London’s West End, and continues to work in television. He can be seen this January in the new Showtime series, House of Lies, co-starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, where he plays a bad Wall Street consultant. Schiff calls the role "one of the must fun experiences I ever had."

He also stars in TNT’s original movie Innocent, based on the novel by Scott Turow. Although somewhat weary from his flight home from Israel the day before, Schiff was kind enough to chat with me about his projects, past and present...



... Q: You’ll be co-starring in the TNT original movie Innocent. Could you talk about the premise of the film and your role in it?

Richard Schiff: "Innocent is adapted from a Scott Turow novel. Scott Turow wrote Presumed Innocent, as well. The movie starred Harrison Ford and Raul Julia. It was a really wonderful film that my friend John Spencer was in. This is the sequel, 20 years later. Same characters. I play a lawyer named Tommy Molto who had tried Rusty Sabich for murdering a colleague 20 years earlier and now Rusty is the judge, so we have a relationship. Rusty is presumed to be a suspect in his wife’s murder. My character reluctantly has to press charges and bring him to trial. That’s the backstory of it.

Scott Turow is a wonderful novelist. He was on the set and I got to know him quite a bit. Really talented writer. Mike Robe, who directed and adapted the novel, has worked with Scott on numerous other projects and did an incredible job adapting this to the screen, highlighting some of the pungent writing that Scott brings to his books.

I had a great time working with great actors like Bill Pullman and Alfred Molina, Marcia Gay Harden. So I was thrilled to take it and had a fantastic time shooting it up in Vancouver...
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Innocent airs Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 9/8C on TNT.

Hell on Wheels - Collider: Christopher Heyerdahl Interview

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COLLIDER: Christopher Heyerdahl Talks HELL ON WHEELS and THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN – PART 1

by Christina Radish
November 28th, 2011


On the AMC Western drama Hell on Wheels, actor Christopher Heyerdahl plays Thor Gundersen, also known as The Swede, who is Thomas Durant’s (Colm Meaney) ruthless head of security. His tactics help him maintain a degree of control over the chaotic traveling town, but he abuses his power to extort money from its residents.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Christopher Heyerdahl talked about how he came to be a part of Hell on Wheels, what he enjoys about playing such a complex and complicated character as The Swede, that he’s developed the character through extensive research both in books and in his own Norwegian heritage, and the challenge of shooting the Western concurrently with his SyFy series Sanctuary. He also talked about playing the ancient Volturi vampire Marcus in the Twilight Saga films, the deleted scene from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 that he hopes will end up on the DVD, what audiences can look forward to with Breaking Dawn – Part 2, and what it’s been like to have the support of genre fans...

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... Collider: When you’re doing a role on a show where it’s obviously a real period of time, what sort of research do you do, into the time period? Did you draw from your own heritage, as well as look at what books are available about it?

HEYERDAHL: "Yeah. There are a number of books, just on that specific time period because it was such a huge part of American history. There are a number of books that were passed around, and that the Gaytons and the rest of the creative team had been looking at, as a guide to follow and move around, as far as the way one does, in telling a story. You try not to let the facts get in the way of good story. That’s the jumping-off point, so those books were being passed around. There’s also a wonderful thing called the interweb, but I tried to stay away from Wikipedia, bless their hearts.

Certainly, for Andersonville, I tried to do as much research as I could, specifically about Norwegians in Andersonville. When I was in Norway, a number of years ago, there was a wonderful show that was being done at the local museums, about the immigration of Scandinavia, about 10 years before the story takes place, when they all started to go to Minnesota. There was a grand exodus from Denmark, Sweden and Norway. There was one gentleman who had gotten control of a whole bunch of land, now known as Minnesota, and that’s why you have so many Scandinavians there. He basically invited everyone to come there and start a new life. There was also just trying to understand the mind-set of someone who would go to a place like that. It’s already quite an adventure to leave your own country and move into a new place today, but imagine when it really was like going to outer space or down into the bottom of the sea, where there’s a new frontier that is terrifying and unexplored.

There were so many things to draw on. I went and talked to my father about times, 70 years ago, when he was growing up. I would ask for stories from his parents, which would go back another 70 years, just to get a feel for the perspective, through some kind of oral history. It was a great experience because how often do you really sit down and talk to your family, or your extended family, about history. That doesn’t happen, everyday...
"

Merlin - SciFi Now Magazine: Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy Interview

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Merlin Jan 6

MERLIN - SCIFI NOW MAGAZINE: Merlin season 5 secrets

Merlin creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy talk Merlin season 5 and beyond


by Jodie Tyley
November 28, 2011


We caught up with Merlin co-creators Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy to discuss the future of Merlin...

SciFi Now Magazine: How will the finale of season 4 affect what happen next series?

JC: "The end of season four promises to be a very, very exciting climax to this series [season] and I think the fans will really enjoy what happens."

JM: "There’s a surprising twist at the end of this series that becomes a big part of series five. It’s fair to say that a character we’ve met before returns, an evil character, and I think people can probably guess who that is..."

Merlin premieres in the US on Friday, January 6, 2012 at 10/9C.

Neverland - Collider: Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel Interview - Airs Syfy Dec 4 9/8C

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Neverland Dec 4

COLLIDER: Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel NEVERLAND Interview


by Christina Radish
November 28th, 2011


From writer/director Nick Willing (Alice, Tin Man), Neverland – premiering on SyFy on December 4th and 5th – is an original prequel story to author J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan. In 19th Century London, Peter (Charlie Rowe) and his young pickpocket pals are sent out by their mentor Jimmy Hook (Rhys Ifans) to steal a magical orb, which inadvertently transports them all to another world, called Neverland. This mysterious realm includes the power-mad Elizabeth Bonny (Anna Friel) and her band of 18th Century pirates, trapped and in search of the secret to the tree spirits’ magical mineral dust, in order to have the power to fly. As the fight to protect and save this strange and beautiful world escalates, Peter and his crew must face harsh realities, as they learn that never growing up might be preferable to growing up like the corrupt Hook.

During a recent interview to promote the SyFy debut of Neverland, co-stars Rhys Ifans and Anna Friel talked about how they came to be playing such captivating characters, how thrilling it was to be a part of this new backstory, showing the evolution of the Peter and Hook relationship, and what they enjoy most about working in the fantasy genre...

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... Collider: Do you see the relationship between Hook and Peter, with the boy who wants to grow up and the man who doesn’t, as a universal and modern story?

IFANS: "What Hook and Peter are presented with, when they arrive in Neverland, is the prospect of eternal life. In many ways, Hook is a lost boy, but a grown man. It was interesting to explore what the offer of eternal life does to a boy, and what the offer of eternal life does to a man. I think it makes a man greedy because a man is closer to death than a child. Eternity to a child offers goodness, and eternal life to a man is essentially corrupting because it involves a certain amount of vanity to embrace it."

FRIEL: "No story had ever before explained why Hook despises Peter so much, and what fascinated me with this script is that you get the story before. Why does this man hate this boy so much? In this case, he doesn’t hate him, he’s just very torn. I think it’s a great arrival at the story we all know. That’s what I found most fascinating, and that’s what Nick cleverly did by giving the backstory of the past between them. Nick created that really beautifully..."

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Indiana Jones Movie Marathon - Syfy: Sat Dec 3 '11

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INDIANA JONES MOVIE MARATHON - SYFY: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011



100 Milliion BC

09:00 AM 100 Million BC

Soldiers go back in time to retrieve a team lost during the Philadelphia Experiment, and they inadvertently unleash a carnivorous dinosaur in modern Los Angeles.

Cast includes Michael Gross, Christopher Atkins, Greg Evigan, Marie Westbrook, Phil Burke, Wendy Carter, Geoff Meed and Stephen Blackehart.

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11:00 AM Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Researchers become trapped under Earth's surface amid hungry, prehistoric monsters, and it's up to a team of drilling experts to save them.

Cast includes Treat Williams, Jeremy London, Tushka Bergen, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Bryan Brown, Tessa Wells, Petra Yared, Sarah Chadwick and Peter Kaa.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

01:00 PM Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Indiana Jones is assigned to find the mystically empowered Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis can obtain it for their own evil use.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, John Rhys-Davies, Denholm Elliott, Alfred Molina and Wolf Kahler.

Temple of Doom

03:30 PM Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Harrison Ford gets help from a feisty heroine (Kate Capshaw) and a sawed-off sidekick (Ke Huy Quan) in this “Raiders” prequel featuring a sacred jewel, a bloodthirsty cult, human sacrifices, runaway mining cars, a chamber of scorpions and a perilous bridge.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri, Roshan Seth, Philip Stone, Roy Chiao and David Yip.

Lost Crusade

06:00 PM Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

Fedora and whip at the ready, Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) sets off on his third cinematic outing accompanied by none other than his father, Henry (Sean Connery), to explore the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail. The Nazis are also after the powerful relic, but no one is what they seem in this rousing quest for everlasting life.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Alison Doody, John Rhys-Davies, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Michael Byrne, Kevork Malikyan, Robert Eddison, Richard Young and Alexei Sayle.

Crystal Skull Dec 3

09:00 PM Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) gets a cold war-era update in this fan-friendly pastiche of 1950s preoccupations and paranoia. His mission: rescuing an old friend who has vanished after discovering a strange artifact that could hold the key to world domination. Old friends, including hard-drinking ex-love Marion Ravenwood (Karen Allen), new enemies like Russian she-wolf Irina Spalko (Cate Blanchett) and spectacular action sequences abound.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Shia LaBeouf, Ray Winstone, John Hurt, Jim Broadbent and Alan Dale.

12:00 AM Mystery Of The Crystal Skulls - Special

Lester Holt hosts this examination of the titular artifacts with analysis of the myths surrounding the skulls, commentary from scientists concerning their composition and coverage of a jungle expedition in Belize.

Sound of Thunder

02:00 AM A Sound Of Thunder

A time-travel expedition to hunt dinosaurs results in a disastrous alteration of history.

Cast includes Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Armin Rohde, Heike Makatsch, Jemima Rooper, David Oyelowo, Wilfried Hochholdinger and August Zirner.

Jack Hunter

04:00 AM Jack Hunter And The Lost Treasure Of Ugarit

The titular fortune hunter journeys to Syria to find what may be a cursed treasure.

Cast includes Ivan Sergei, Warehouse 13's Joanne Kelly, Thure Riefenstein, Susan Ward, Mario Naim Bassil and Mehmet Polat.