Saturday, March 12, 2011

Chuck - SciFi Pulse Now: Bonita Friedericy Audio Interview

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or this episode we bring you a nice variety of guests from both the indie comics world and the television world.

Joining us for This Week In Comics is Sam Johnson, who gives us his top picks for the week, and also gets interviewed about his latest comic book creation ‘Cabra Cini Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman,’ which has elements of pulp in it and much, much more!

Also featured this week are Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener, the creative minds behind the fantastic 'Atomic Robo' comics, which has proved extremely popular to those who enjoy the more daring-do and swashbuckle style of comics. During this interview, Wayne Hall chats with Brian and Wegener about their influences and what inspired them to create Atomic Robo.


Rounding out our interviews this week is Bonita Friedericy, who plays the role of General Diane Beckman in the much-loved NBC Spy - Fi series ‘Chuck’. During this interview, which was recorded in a swamp [Joke] at the recent Farpoint convention Wayne asks Bonita about her role on Chuck, and what appeals to her about it.

Joining me for This Week In Television is monstersandcritics editor and lead writer April MacIntyre, who takes time out of her busy schedule to discuss the series finale of Spartacus Gods Of The Arena and chats about the preview episode of Camelot, which aired immediately after.

So don’t delay--hit play and zone out as we mesmerize you with tons of science fiction, genre and comic book content!

If you enjoy the show and would like to leave feedback. You can write to Wayne and I at the following E-mails: and


The Walking Dead - G4 TV Attack of the Show Video - Andrew Lincoln Interview

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Andrew Lincoln from The Walking Dead stops by to share news about the zombie series' first season releasing on DVD/Blu-ray, what it's like playing the lead role as Rick Grimes and what's in store for fans in the upcoming season.

Battle of Los Angeles - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Mar 12 '11

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Saturday, March 12, 2011

... Battle of Los Angeles

9:00 PM, SYFY

We're sure that Syfy would hate it, absolutely hate it, if viewers accidentally confused this new sci-fi thriller about humans banding together to fight an extraterrestrial invasion with a certain big-budget, big-screen movie ("Battle: Los Angeles") that just opened with a suspiciously similar title and story line. For those keeping track, this one stars Kel Mitchell, Nia Peeples and Dylan Vox.

Justified - Show Patrol: Walton Goggins Interview

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SHOW PATROL: Good or bad, Walton Goggins' 'Justified' character surprises even him

By Curt Wagner
March 9, 2011

Walton Goggins can cast a spell over you during a phone conversation just as easily as he does playing the magnetic Boyd Crowder in FX’s "Justified.”

He puts everything out there—even when doing an interview at the end of an early morning shoot after he’s been up the night before with his new son, Augustus Somerset. It’s hard not to be drawn in by his zeal for the work he’s doing.

“It’s always exciting,” he said, answering a simple “how’s it going?” “One should be so lucky to be in this situation that I’m in, or any other person on television [is in], who really cares about what they do every day.”

The former "The Shield" star definitely cares, and that translates to “Justified” (9 p.m. Wednesdays, FX), where his mercurial character continues to trouble U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), the childhood friend who just can’t trust Boyd, even if he claims his outlaw days are behind him.

Since last year’s freshman season, Boyd has gone from white supremacist criminal to born-again evangelist to leader of the disenfranchised to disillusioned ex-con. He’s about to change again, Goggins teased.

“I think that he has been without the ability to see himself as good or bad, and through the course of this season, he will acquire a pair of glasses that allows him to see himself really for the first time,” Goggins said, adding with a laugh, “How about that for a quote? Come on, Curt!”

Goggins talked more about working with Olyphant ("like doing a waltz"), being a father and how cool it would be to see Boyd wearing a marshal's star...


... Do you think at the beginning of the season he [Boyd Crowder] was simply bent out of shape about his father being killed, or was something else troubling him?

Walton Coggins: "I think he’s bent out of shape over the fact that his father was killed and 18 men of his were killed. Also his faith in a religious institution, with God as the CEO, [was shaken]. He was fighting a righteous fight and he wasn’t rewarded for that. To a religious zealot as deep as Boyd had become, to go down that path only to have that path illuminated with a different light [and learn] that things don’t always work out in the way that you expect, that really rattled him. [It] really debased his fundamental belief in the world. He was able to grasp religion and find order in the universe through religion. Once that was taken out and the rug was pulled out from underneath him, well, he’s directionless. He’s just wandering. He will find his direction again, in a different way..."

Justified airs on Wednesdays at 10/9C on FX

Bones - Assignment X: Exclusive David Boreanaz Interview

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ASSIGNMENT X: Exclusive Interview: David Boreanaz digs BONES

The actor talks plot, tone and a new movie

By ABBIE BERNSTEIN / Contributing Writer
Posted: March 10th, 2011

Poor Seeley Booth. Sure, the BONES FBI special agent and former military sharpshooter played by David Boreanaz is at the top of his game as a lawman, but when it comes to love, he faces one setback after another. At the end of Season Five, he wanted to make a go of it with Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan, played by Emily Deschanel, but the thought of that kind of intimacy with her good friend and partner frightened her.

Between seasons, Booth fell for globe-trotting ace journalist Hannah Burley (Katheryn Winnick), and this season, the two moved in together, but the romance fell apart when Booth proposed marriage and Hannah declined. Now Booth is defiantly single again, embracing his professional partnership with Brennan (who has acknowledged she may want something more, but Booth is now gun-shy) and tracking a sniper (THE MUMMY’s Arnold Vosloo) with ties to Booth’s past.

Boreanaz, who is also a producer and director on the hit Fox series, sat down to talk about the current season of BONES...


... ASSIGNMENT X: Is Season Six going as you hoped it would?

DAVID BOREANAZ: Yeah, I think it’s going better than I thought it would. I went into the season pretty much hoping for the best on all levels, and it’s pleasantly surprised me. I think the writing’s been very strong, I think the relationship has been very interesting and the fact that it’s not very heavy B and B [Brennan and Booth] right now, they were kind of separated with the triangle with the relationship with [Hannah], I think it’s good, because we can always go back to good old-fashioned B and B cases, which is what the show is about. but we’ve done some great shows and I’ve enjoyed directing so far, I’ve had one [episode, “The Bullet in the Brain,” which aired January 27] out after the premiere of the second half, I’m doing another one, so I’ve really enjoyed that aspect of it. It’s busy, it’s a lot of work, but I like the way the characters are unfolding. I’m happy with it...

Bones airs on Thursday 9/8C on FOX

Being Human - Poptimal: Sam Witwer Interview

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Being Human

POPTIMAL: Being Human Interview: Sit Down With Sam Witwer

March 11, 2011 by Josh Hatala

Being Human, Syfy’s re-imagining of the BBC series of the same name, has proven to be equal parts a faithful adaptation and a slew of welcome surprises. First approaching with caution, fans now openly embrace the series, which stands on its own. The premise follows three twenty-something roommates living in Boston—with the added bonus of being a ghost, a werewolf and a vampire—trying to maintain a normal life amid their supernatural circumstances.

Sam Witwer (Smallville, Battlestar Galactica) plays Aidan, a 257-year-old vampire who constantly struggles against ever present bloodlust to keep clean of his formal lifestyle. I had the chance to chat with Witwer about balancing the many sides of Aidan, whether or not he’s seen the British parent series, and what’s coming up as the season winds down...


... Aidan goes through so many shifts in each episode. One minute he’s this feral, hunter vampire and the next he’s battling his addiction, then the protective older brother to Sally and supportive best friend to Josh. What are your favorite parts of Aidan to play? How do you relate to a character with so much going on?

Sam Witwer: "It’s actually a wonderful thing about this character and it’s part of the reason why I felt so foolish to have thought to turn this down for a moment, because this is an irresistible character. I really, really love playing him and I love the fact that he goes through some major stuff but still, at the same time, there’s some room for levity. That’s just something I haven’t had a chance to do that much, to keep certain things light and have funny moments. I’m frequently impressed with how Anna Fricke and Jeremy Carver can fit humor in situations that I would think might be too grim or serious to have a humor or that the humor would undercut the drama of the situation, and that’s just not the case on this show. I’m very grateful the tone we established and their intent and their talent in terms of these scripts has been so consistent. In terms of the character, it’s really wonderful. I really like the funnier moments, those are a lot of fun to play. At the same time, the character is kind of the dramatic, grounding force of the show. He’s kind of the glue for the three roommates and he really anchors the show in this place. Sam Huntington goes off and him and Meaghan make it a really fun show. I really do enjoy the character and there’s a lot of challenges in terms of trying to figure out how to play this. Essentially, the biggest concern for me is we’re talking about the metaphor of drug addiction. That’s my thing, if we’re talking about real things, and the audience will relate. If we’re just talking about genre things, some people will enjoy that but others won’t necessarily. I think so long as science fiction is thoughtful, and genre stuff is really anchored in some form of reality, you’re doing something about the human condition, then we’re good to go. Thankfully, throughout the entire first season, we hit that pretty hard..."

Being Human airs Mondays at 9/8c on Syfy.

Syfy: "Sea Creatures" Movie Marathon Mar 18 '11

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SYFY: "Sea Creatures" Movie Marathon Friday, March 18, 2011

Silent Venom

08:00 AM Sea Snakes [also known as Silent Venom]

A research scientist studying a new species of snake on a remote Pacific island is forced to leave via submarine when tensions escalate with the Chinese government, but on the trip home, the mutated snakes escape and wreak havoc upon their captors.

Cast includes Luke Perry, Krista Allen, Tom Berenger, Louis Mandylor, Anthony Tyler Quinn and John L. Curtis.


10:00 AM Kraken: Tentacles Of The Deep

Two treasure hunters race against a gangster hunting for a valuable Greek opal; one of the hunters is also out for revenge, because an octopus-like creature that lives near the treasure site killed his parents 30 years earlier.

Cast includes Kristi Angus, Glee's Cory Monteith, Jack Scalia, Aleks Paunovic and Stargate Universe's Mike Dopud.


12:00 PM Snakehead Terror

A small-time sheriff must cope with a town besieged by carnivorous land-walking fish when strange chemicals dumped in a nearby lake turn nature against mankind.

Cast includes Babylon 5's Bruce Boxleitner, Carol Alt, Chelan Simmons, William B. Davis, Doug Abrahams and Stargate SG-1's Gary Jones.


02:00 PM Sea Beast

A small village unites in self-defense when a creature from the sea invades their fishing waters and threatens to destroy the town.

Cast includes Stargate SG-1'sCorin Nemec, Miriam McDonald, Daniel Wisler, Camille Sullivan, Gwynyth Walsh, Brent Stait and Gary Hudson.


04:00 PM Dinocroc

Scientists become victims of their own work when the cross ancient crocodile DNA with that of a dinosaur.

Cast includes Costas Mandylor, Charles Napier, Bruce Weitz, Matthew Borlenghi, Jane Longenecker and Max Perlich.


06:00 PM See No Evil

A group of juvenile delinquents are assigned the task to clean up an abandoned hotel, but a recluse psychopath, who was once shot in the head and left for dead by a local police officer, lurks in the darkness of its hallways plotting his revenge.

Cast includes Glenn Jacobs, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan, Samantha Noble, Steven Vidler and Cecily Polson.

Syfy: St. Patrick's Day "Leprechaun" Movie Marathon Mar 17 '11

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SYFY: St. Patrick's Day "Leprechaun" Movie Marathon Thursday, March 17, 2011


10:00 AM Leprechaun 4: In Space

A power hungry Leprechaun holds an alien princess hostage in order to be able to rule the universe with her title and his beloved gold. The last thing he expects is an invading platoon of marines from Earth showing up to save the princess.

Cast includes Warwick Davis, Brent Jasmer, Jessica Collins, Guy Siner, Gary Grossman, Rebekah Carlton and Tim Colceri.


12:00 PM Leprechaun 3

A student finds a mysterious gold coin in a pawn shop and tries to get lucky winnings in Las Vegas but the leprechaun bites him and he turns into a tall leprechaun, so the student must destroy the leprechaun and the pot of gold to return to normal.

Cast includes Warwick Davis, John Gatins, Lee Armstrong, John DeMita, Michael Callan and Caroline Williams.


02:00 PM Leprechaun 2

On his 2000th birthday, an evil leprechaun is determined to claim as his bride the descendant of the one he was denied 1000 years earlier.

Cast includes Warwick Davis, Charlie Heath, Shevonne Durkin, Sandy Baron, Adam Biesk and James Lancaster.


04:00 PM Leprechaun

A man steals a leprechaun's pot of gold in Ireland, unwittingly setting himself up for the evil imp's bloodthirsty revenge.

Cast includes Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton, Robert Hy Gorman and Shay Duffin.

11:00 PM Leprechaun
01:00 AM Leprechaun 2
03:00 AM Leprechaun 3

Syfy: Volcanic Movie Marathon Mon Mar 14 '11

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SYFY: Volcanic Movie Marathon Monday, March 14, 2011


09:00 AM Volcano: Nature Unleashed

A scientist must convince a small mountain town that a nearby volcano is going to erupt and kill them all.

Cast includes Chris William Martin, Antonella Elia, Marnie Alton, Sara Malakul, Joseph Beattie, Philip Dunbar and Meglena Karalambova.


11:00 AM Magma: Volcanic Disaster

It's a race against time for a team of experts to save humanity from long-dormant volcanoes that begin erupting all over the world, but first they must convince government officials that the very existence of humanity is threatened.

Cast includes Xander Berkeley, Amy Jo Johnson, David O'Donnell, George R. Sheffey, Michael Durrell and Reiko Aylesworth.


01:00 PM Journey To The Center Of The Earth

Rescuers utilize a highly-advanced drill in an attempt to gain access to a group of researchers who are trapped 600 kilometers beneath the Earth's crust, and they discover a hidden world filled populated by prehistoric creatures.

Cast includes Greg Evigan, Dedee Pfeiffer, Jennifer Dorogi, Sara Tomko, Caroline Attwood and Vanessa Lee Evigan.


03:00 PM Descent

Scientists uncover a secret government plot when investigating unusual volcanic activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Cast includes Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring and Nora-Jane Noone.


05:00 PM Core, The

A team of scientists and military personnel are assembled to reactivate the Earth's molten core and save the planet from total destruction.

Cast includes Aaron Eckhart, Christopher Shyer, Ray Galletti, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Rekha Sharma, DJ Qualls, Stanley Tucci, Tchéky Karyo, Dion Johnstone, Alfre Woodard and Stargate Universe's Jennifer Spence.

Syfy (US): Angry Mother Nature Movie Marathon Sun Mar 13 '11

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SYFY - Angry Mother Nature Movie Marathon Sunday, March 13, 2011


10:00 AM Arctic Predator [Also known as: Frost Giant]

A dedicated explorer and his team search for a 19th century shipwreck off the coast of Antarctica. After the team digs up an alien ice creature that has been buried in the ice for over 200 hundred years, the creature kills the explorers and heads to the mainland, where it begins sucking the heat energy from Earth.

Cast includes Dean Cain, Erbi Ago, Velizar Binev, Lucy Brown, Louisa Clein and Laia Gonzàlez.


12:00 PM Ice Spiders

A ski resort is terrorized by giant spiders that are intent on finding their next victims after government scientists lose control of an engineering experiment.

Cast includes Patrick Muldoon, Vanessa Williams, Thomas Calabro, David Millbern, Noah Bastian, Carleigh King and Stephen J. Cannell.


02:00 PM Post Impact

After a meteor strike starts a new ice age on Earth, one man leads a group of survivors on a cross-country journey to find a device that could give humankind new hope for survival.

Cast includes Dean Cain, Bettina Zimmermann, Joanna Taylor, Nigel Bennett, John Keogh and Cheyenne Rushing.


04:00 PM Polar Storm

The world looks to a brilliant scientist for help when the Earth's magnetic poles are threatened by mysteriously violent storms.

Cast includes Jack Coleman, Holly Dignard, Tyler Johnston, Terry David Mulligan, Roger R. Cross, Jay Brazeau, Brent Stait and Kurt Max Runte.


06:00 PM Ice Twisters

Scientists seek the assistance of a science fiction novelist when a top-secret government program devoted to researching experimental weather manipulation techniques results in the creation of deadly tornadoes made of ice.

Cast includes Mark Moses, Camille Sullivan, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Alex Zahara, Ryan Kennedy, Robert Moloney, Dion Johnstone and Ingrid Torrance.


08:00 PM The Core

A team of scientists and military personnel are assembled to reactivate the Earth's molten core and save the planet from total destruction.

Cast includes Aaron Eckhart, Christopher Shyer, Ray Galletti, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Rekha Sharma, DJ Qualls, Stanley Tucci, Tchéky Karyo, Dion Johnstone, Alfre Woodard and Stargate Universe's Jennifer Spence.


11:00 PM Earthstorm

A team of scientists depend on a demolitions expert to find a solution in securing the moon after a massive asteroid causes a fatal threat to all life on earth.

Cast includes Stephen Baldwin, Amy Price-Francis, John Ralston, Dirk Benedict, Matt Gordon and Anna Silk.


01:00 AM The Black Hole

A routine laboratory experiment goes wrong and opens a black hole over St. Louis allowing an evil energy devouring force to use the phenomena as a passage to enter our world and wreak havoc as the military prepares a nuclear attack.

Cast includes Kristy Swanson, Judd Nelson, David Selby, Heather Dawn, Jennifer Lyn Quackenbush and Christa Campbell.


03:00 AM Annihilation Earth

In a world powered by high-tech super colliders, the unexplained destruction of one of these cutting-edge facilities brings the globe to the brink of economic and ecological disaster, and it's up to a brilliant physicist to solve the mystery.

Cast includes Luke Goss. Marina Sirtis, Colin Salmon, Louise Cliffe and Theo Cross.

Merlin - Syfy Video Featurette: Colin Morgan Talks "Love in the Time of Dragons"

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MERLIN - SYFY VIDEO FEATURETTE: Colin Morgan Talks Episode 309 - Merlin

Colin talks about the important events from episode 309 "Love in the Time of Dragons."

Merlin - Syfy Video: "Queen of Hearts" Sneak Peek Airs Mar 18 '11

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MERLIN - SYFY VIDEO: "Queen of Hearts" Sneak Peek Airs Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10/9C

Morgana's fear of Gwen becoming Camelot's queen leads her to reveal Arthur's courtship of the servant to Uther, who banishes her. But when Arthur vows to leave the kingdom with her, Morgana ups the ante and frames Gwen for using magic on the prince, causing the king to condemn her to death.

Guest stars include Emilia Fox.

Fringe - Video: "Stowaway" Episode Trailer Airs Mar 18 '11

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Fringe Friday

FRINGE - VIDEO: "Stowaway" Episode Trailer Airs Friday, March 18, 2011 at 9/8C on FOX

A journalist investigates a fringe branch of the U.S. military that is attempting to use psychic powers to wage warfare, but when he goes behind enemy lines, he soon has second thoughts about the effectiveness of the program.

Guest stars include Seth Gabel, Toni Nielsen, Nicholas Carella and Paula Malcomson.

Merlin - Syfy Video: "Queen of Hearts" Episode Trailer Airs Mar 18 '11

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MERLIN - SYFY VIDEO: "Queen of Hearts" Episode Trailer Airs Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10/9C

Morgana's fear of Gwen becoming Camelot's queen leads her to reveal Arthur's courtship of the servant to Uther, who banishes her. But when Arthur vows to leave the kingdom with her, Morgana ups the ante and frames Gwen for using magic on the prince, causing the king to condemn her to death.

Guest stars include Emilia Fox.