Friday, December 17, 2010

The Vampire Diaries - Interview: Taylor Kinney

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Interview with Taylor Kinney

by Nicole Oebel


Taylor Kinney plays Tyler Lockwood's very young and attractive uncle Mason on the "Vampire Diaries". In this interview he talks about his earlier gigs on the telenovela "Fashion House" and the medical drama "Trauma" and reveals some details about working on the "Vampire Diaries" and what makes this show so special.

...3. You play Mason Lockwood on "Vampire Diaries". When Damon killed Mason he said Mason wanted to die rather than live on with the curse. There was a lot of speculation around this comment. Do you think Mason really wanted to die at that point?

I think there was so much going on internally as far as the relationship and betrayal of Katherine, which he had just found out about. It was too much for him to take in so it was less of an admission to Damon and more of the struggle of being hurt by someone he loved. He wasn't afraid of Damon, he just didn't care to live anymore if he had to bear that pain. Under different circumstances Mason would have responded differently. The scene for Mason wasn't about a conflict between Mason and Damon, it was Mason seeing his world go black because of Katherine. She was the only thing on his mind those last moments.

V | Smallville - Video: Urban Rush Interview with Laura Vandervoort

Source: Urban Rush You Tube channel

Laura Vandervoort on Urban Rush

Actor Laura Vandervoort ( Lisa in "V" and Kara/Supergirl in "Smallville") on Shaw TV's Urban Rush with Fiona Forbes & Michael Eckford.

"V" returns Jan 4 on ABC.

Human Target - TV Guide Video: Human Target Photo Shoot

Source: TV Guide Magazine You Tube channel

Human Target Photo Shoot! Human Target, Mark Valley, Chi McBride, Jackie Earle Haley, Indira Varma

Join the cast of Human Target on their photo shoot of TV Guide Magazine!

Doctor Who - Video: Doctor Who cast sing a Christmas carol - Doctor Who Confidential

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Doctor Who cast sing a Christmas carol - Doctor Who Confidential - BBC Three

As promised on Fearne Cotton's Radio 1 show Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Davill have recorded their own version of 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' for Doctor Who Confidential.

The Doctor Who 2010 Christmas Special premieres Christmas Day at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. For more info go to

Riese: Kingdom Falling - Alyssa Ciccarelli Audio Interview

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Come join us and special guest Alyssa Ciccarelli, writer of "Riese: Kingdom Falling" as she answers your questions!



Sanctuary - TV Guide: Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

Dec 17, 2010
by TV Guide News


10/9c Syfy

It would be silly to go through all the trouble of establishing a hidden city without installing some hard-core security measures to make sure your secret burg stays off the maps. Unfortunately, for Magnus and Co., those security measures are of the deadly variety. The team goes to Tibet in the mid-season finale in a bid to find a cure for Magnus' illness...and her father.

— Michael Chant


Burn Notice: AV Club - Matt Nix Interview

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Matt Nix

by Chris Kompanek December 16, 2010

As a self-professed geek, Matt Nix is extremely interested in how things work. Prior to Burn Notice and his short-lived retro buddy-cop show The Good Guys, Nix made a few short films, one of which caught the eye of a former intelligence operative Michael Wilson. They became friends, and Burn Notice evolved from a desire to set the record straight about what it’s like to be a spy and demystify the gadgets and techniques of the trade. The show, which wraps up its fourth season tonight, focuses on recently “burned” spy Michael Weston, who’s dropped back into his hometown of Miami after 10 years of covert life abroad. He divides his time between investigating who burned him and taking on private-eye work to make some extra cash, along with ex-Navy SEAL buddy Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell) and ex-girlfriend Fiona (Gabrielle Anwar), who has a knack for blowing things up. The A.V. Club recently spoke with Nix about the evolution of the show, the prequel he’s in the process of writing, and why Michael Weston eats so much damn yogurt.

... The A.V. Club: How did the idea for Burn Notice evolve?

Matt Nix: I’d known a guy named Michael Wilson for a long time, who is a consultant on the show and has a background in private intelligence. My conversations with him had sparked an idea for a show about private intelligence consulting firms, which I thought was sort of an interesting arena. Then I realized over the course of thinking about that idea that I was really more interested in who spies were as people than I was about writings stories about people running around the world doing spy things. That evolved into an idea where we kind of take the espionage out of the spy, if you will. I had heard about this thing called a “burn notice,” and it seemed like an interesting way to take a spy, clip his wings, and make him use all of the things that made him a spy in a non-espionage context. That allowed me to explore the stuff that I was interested in without having to build fake sets of Turkey and pass-coded messages.

AVC: To what extent is Michael Weston based on Michael Wilson?

MN: There are aspects of Michael Weston that are inspired [by Wilson], but he’s also a combination of many influences. There are certainly aspects of Michael’s character inspired by that, but other aspects that are drawn from other sources or from my head or heads of other writers. Or indeed, from Michael Wilson’s head. The character’s not meant to be him.


Sanctuary - Yahoo TV: Friday's Picks Dec 17 '10

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Yahoo TV Weekend Picks

Sanctuary (Sci Fi)

Fall Finale: Friday at 10pm on Syfy

Team leader Dr. Helen Magnus's health is rapidly deteriorating, thanks to radiation poisoning from the time-traveling she did a few episodes back. (We hate when that happens.) To save her life, Helen and her team head to the hidden city of Hollow Earth. But it's not only Helen in danger -- her father's life hangs in the balance as well.