Thursday, June 2, 2011

Merlin - Digital Spy (UK): Q&A with Nathaniel Parker

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DIGITAL SPY (UK): Q&A with Nathaniel Parker

Thursday, June 2 2011
By Morgan Jeffery

According to Merlin star Colin Morgan, we can expect the fourth series of the magical drama to air this autumn on BBC One, and there's a few new faces popping up this time round! Back in March, Digital Spy exclusively revealed that Nathaniel Parker will star in the new run as Agravaine, the uncle of Arthur (Bradley James). We recently caught up with the actor while he was promoting his new ITV1 drama Injustice and took the opportunity to ask him about his Merlin role!


... What's your character's relationship like with Merlin?

Nathaniel Parker: "He's avuncular. He tries to give him the best advice he possibly can. The truth is, he would run Camelot in a very different way if he had a chance. It's not that he dislikes Camelot, he'd just run it in a very different way. It's sort of the old guard - Arthur's so much the new guard - the old guard coming in. With some strength, I think. I think he's definitely a force to be reckoned with..."

Sanctuary | Eureka | Warehouse 13 - Assignment X: Syfy's Mark Stern Interview

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ASSIGNMENT X: Exclusive Interview: Syfy chief Mark Stern on the future of EUREKA, WAREHOUSE 13, SANCTUARY and THREE INCHES

Syfy's president of original programming talks about original programming

June 2nd, 2011

ASSIGNMENT X recently got a few moments alone with Syfy Channel’s President of Original Programming Mark Stern to ask him about a few Syfy series, namely SANCTUARY, EUREKA and WAREHOUSE 13, plus the much-discussed THREE INCHES pilot. Here’s what he had to say...


... AX: WAREHOUSE 13 and EUREKA – do you have any idea what the season extensions on those might be?

STERN: They’re definitely long-term franchises. They’re definitely going to be on the air this summer, so I’m sure WAREHOUSE has got as many years as EUREKA, if not more, and the same [possibilities of renewal] with EUREKA...

Eureka season 4.5 and Warehouse 13 season 3 premiere on Syfy on July 11, 2011, beginning at 8/7C. The next new episode of Sanctuary airs Monday, June 6, 2011 at 10/9C.

Doctor Who - Digital Spy (UK) Video: Doctor Who stars tease 'A Good Man Goes To War'

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DOCTOR WHO - DIGITAL SPY (UK) VIDEO: Doctor Who stars tease 'A Good Man Goes To War'

Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill drop a few hints about the Doctor Who mid-season finale 'A Good Man Goes To War'.

Airs June 11, 2011 at 9/8C on BBC America.

Battlestar Galactica - BBC America Video Featurette: The Epic Story Begins - Trailer

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BATTLESTAR GALACTICA - BBC AMERICA VIDEO FEATURETTE: The Epic Story Begins - Trailer - Premieres June 11, 2011 at 10/9C

Battlestar Galactica is coming to Supernatural Saturday on BBC America! Don't miss your chance to re-watch the entire series from the very beginning. Premieres Saturday June 11th at 10/9c.

Cast includes Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett, Alessandro Juliani, Kandyse McClure, Donnelly Rhodes and Michael Trucco.

Red Faction: Origins - TV Guide: Matt's Weekend Picks Jun 4 '11 - Syfy 9/8C

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TV GUIDE: Matt's Weekend Picks Saturday, June 4, 2011

Jun 2, 2011
by Matt Roush

... Red Faction: Origins

(Saturday, 9/8c, Syfy)

Not a cheesy sharktopus in sight, as Syfy's Saturday-night movie franchise turns to the world of video games for inspiration. Intended as a narrative bridge between the Red Factions: Guerilla game and the Armageddon sequel to be released Tuesday, Origins stars Stargate Universe's Brian J. Smith as Jake Mason, the last surviving son of the rebel hero (Robert Patrick) who led the Martian colonies to freedom. Jake's mission: to seek justice against the enemies that killed his mother and kidnapped his sister 12 years ago.

Source: Syfy You Tube channel - Red Faction: Origins Movie Trailer

Cast includes Robert Patrick, Brian J. Smith, Tamzin Merchant, Kate Vernon, Devon Graye, Gareth David-Lloyd, Danielle Nicolet and Gordon Kennedy.

BBC America Anglophenia: Jamie Bamber Interview

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NOTE: BBC America premieres their new Supernatural Saturday line up June 18, 2011, consisting of Outcasts (co-starring Jamie Bamber) at 9/8C and Battlestar Galactica (co-starring Jamie Bamber) at 10/9c.

BBC AMERICA ANGLOPHENIA: Jamie Bamber on the New British Invasion: ‘American TV Has Been Transformed’

by Kevin Wicks
Thursday, April 21st, 2011

... After a stint in Britain as DS Matt Devlin on Law & Order: UK and, recently, Mitchell on the sci-fi drama Outcasts, Bamber may return to American TV this fall. He has re-teamed with Battlestar exec producer Ron Moore for the NBC pilot 17th Precinct, an innovative cop drama with supernatural elements. Bamber plays a Yankee police officer on the series, trading in Apollo's patrician tones for a working-class Irish accent. "My preparation was pretty minimal," he says, "although I did re-watch The Fighter and The Town to absorb a hint of Bostonian Irish."

Bamber joins the likes of Minnie Driver, Ioan Gruffudd, Jason Isaacs, and Toby Stephens in the cadre of UK-based actors booking U.S. pilots this season. We had the chance to ask the 38-year-old star why so many British thespians make the westward pilgrimage each year. And he gives an illuminating look at the ins and outs of the TV business on both sides of the pond...


... British TV’s shorter seasons provide actors with a bit more freedom. If 17th Precinct becomes a 24-episode-per-season network series, you’ll have potential job security but also less time to explore film and stage roles – how do you reconcile that?

Jamie Bamber: "We all would prefer to retain the freedom to pursue different parts in different projects whenever we choose. Absolutely. Even working on 17th Precinct for my trusted friend, Ron Moore, was a dilemma for me because of the six years I had to sign away and because it shoots in Canada. But this was Ron and so I did.

So little TV shoots in L.A. now and practically every TV contract includes language that could demand you move to, say, Shreveport, Louisiana, for nine months of the year. That is very hard for a father or mother to embrace. No offense to Shreveport. But the same is true in the UK. I have recently been offered things there that ask me to spend six months in South Africa, India, Bulgaria on multiple year contracts — lovely places all, that I would dearly love to visit — but to bring up my family? On a whim? Just can't do it. If I were single and childless, I might have made more daring artistic choices but actually I am not sure. In any case I hope to be able to earn the freedom to make those choices in my 40s or 50s!"

Alphas - Syfy Video Featurette: Azita Ghanizada's Video Blog - "Anger Management"

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ALPHAS - SYFY VIDEO FEATURETTE: Azita Ghanizada's Video Blog - "Anger Management"

Azita gives you a tour of the Alphas set and shows you what goes into dealing with stunts for Anger Management.

Alphas premieres Monday, July 11, 2011 at 10/9C.

Cast includes David Strathairn, Malik Yoba, Warren Christie, Laura Mennell, Ryan Cartwright and Azita Ghanizada.

Haven - Syfy Video Featurette: Season 2 Promo - Premieres Jul 15 '11

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HAVEN - SYFY VIDEO FEATURETTE: Season Two Promo - "Can't Explain" - Premieres Friday, July 15, 2011 at 10/9C

This July supernatural has a home. Haven season premiere Friday July 15 at 10/9c.

Cast includes Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Nicholas Campbell and Eric Balfour.

Eureka - Syfy Video Featurette: Season 4.5 Promo - Premieres Jul '11

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Eureka July 11

EUREKA - SYFY VIDEO FEATURETTE: Season 4.5 Promo - "Solve the Impossible" - Premieres Monday, July 11, 2011 at 8/7C

A town full of geniuses and they couldn't see it coming. Eureka season premiere Monday July 11 at 8/7c.

Cast includes Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Erica Cerra, Joe Morton, Neil Grayston, Chris Gauthier and Niall Matter.

"Liftoff" guest stars include Tembi Locke.

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi and TV Talk: Sci-Fi Blast From The Past - Claudia Black

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STARGATE SG-1 - SCIFI AND TV TALK: Sci-Fi Blast From The Past - Claudia Black

By Steve Eramo

In today's Sci-Fi Blast From The Past, versatile and talented actress Claudia Black talks about reprising her role of Aeryn Sun in Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars and her early days playing Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1.

For four years, the eclectic crew of the living starship Moya risked their lives battling all manner of adversaries in an effort to right universal wrongs on the hit Sci-Fi Channel series Farscape. Among them was a Sebacean Peacekeeper called Aeryn Sun. A former soldier in the Peacekeeper corps, she felt at first uneasy about having to cooperate with a group of non-Peacekeepers for her survival. However, over time, she came to regard these strangers as her friends, including Commander John Crichton, a human astronaut who Aeryn eventually fell in love with.

After Farscape ended, Claudia Black, the talented actress who played Aeryn, went on to do other projects. Oddly enough, this past summer she found herself back in outer space when the producers of Stargate SG-1 booked her for a guest-starring role in the eighth season episode Prometheus Unbound. Of course, locating the actress in order to offer her the job proved to be a bit of a challenge.

Apparently, the casting people from Stargate were trying to track me down for a while,” says Black. “They had, in fact, contacted me last year about a part but the timing didn’t work out. When you’re on a long-running TV show such as Farscape, people discover you and want to use you in their project. However, you either never seem to be around or are in the wrong country. If both sides are lucky, you’re eventually able to connect, which is what happened here.

Initially, I didn’t think I’d be able to do Stargate. When I got the phone call I was in Australia doing ADR [Automated Dialogue Replacement] work for the Farscape miniseries [Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars]. Obviously the ADR work was a priority, but as luck would have it I finished a day or two early. The Stargate people told my agent, ‘If you can get Claudia to the embassy, get her work papers, and on a plane to Canada, we can do this.’ So that’s what we did. Let me tell you, it was the worst case of jetlag I’ve experienced in my entire life. That said, I wouldn’t have missed doing Stargate for the world..."


Outcasts - BBC America Video Featurette: Series Promo - Premieres Jun 18 '11

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OUTCASTS - BBC AMERICA VIDEO FEATURETTE: Series Promo - Premieres Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 9/8C

When a group of pioneers flee a stricken Earth and settle on a far-off planet to begin a new life, they quickly realize that Carpathia is no ordinary planet. Don't miss Outcasts premiering on Saturday, June 18th at 9/8c only on BBC America.

Carpathia awaits the arrival of what could be the last transporter ship from Earth. Loyalties are tested as the head of Forthaven's Expeditionaries attempts to break away from the settlement, and the beginnings of a mystery which goes right to the heart of human life on Carpathia are uncovered.

Cast includes Liam Cunningham, Hermione Norris, Amy Manson, Daniel Mays, Jamie Bamber, Ashley Walters, Eric Mabius and Michael Legge.

Camelot - Starz Video: "The Battle of Bardon Pass" Sneak Peek Airs Jun 3 ' 11 - 10/9C

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CAMELOT - STARZ VIDEO: "The Battle of Bardon Pass" Sneak Peek Airs Friday, June 3, 2011 at 10/9C

Morgan works to undermine King Arthur's rule.

The king discovers there is to be a large-scale attack at Bardon Pass, and he and his men head out to defend it. Elsewhere, Merlin is victimized by shape-shifting seductress Morgan.

Guest stars include Sinéad Cusack, Tyler Kennington, Darryl Kinsella, Diarmaid Murtagh, Conor O'Gorman, Sebastian Spence and Clive Standen.

Twilight Zone - Syfy: Season 4 Marathon Monday, June 6, 2011

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TWILIGHT ZONE - SYFY: Season Four Marathon Monday, June 6, 2011

08:00 AM Nightmare As A Child

A precocious girl frightens a teacher (Janice Rule) by revealing secrets from the woman's past.

Cast includes Janice Rule, Shepperd Strudwick, Terry Burnham, Michael Fox, Joseph V. Perry and Morgan Brittany.

08:30 AM Jess-belle

Anne Francis plays a mountain girl who wins back her fickle beau with the help of a witch (Jeanette Nolan), who exacts a high price for her love potion. Written by Earl Hamner Jr. (“The Waltons”).

Cast includes Anne Francis, James Best, Laura Devon, Jeanette Nolan, Virginia Gregg, George Mitchell, Helen Kleeb, Jim Boles and Jon Lormer.

09:30 AM Printer's Devil

In his fourth and final series appearance, Burgess Meredith plays a linotypist who saves a dying newspaper by reporting on disasters---before they happen.

Cast includes Pat Crowley, Burgess Meredith, Ray Teal, Charles P. Thompson, Doris Kemper and Camille Franklin.

10:30 AM No Time Like The Past

Dana Andrews plays a scientist who goes back in time seeking to alter disasters in history.

Cast includes Dana Andrews, Patricia Breslin, Malcolm Atterbury, Robert Cornthwaite, Marjorie Bennett, Tudor Owen, James Yagi and Robert F. Simon.

11:30 AM The Parallel

Steve Forrest plays an astronaut who returns from an orbital flight to find that things aren't quite the way they were when he left.

Cast includes Steve Forrest, Jacqueline Scott, Frank Aletter, Paul Comi, Shari Lee Bernath and Philip Abbott.

12:30 PM The New Exhibit

Martin Balsam plays a museum caretaker who stores wax figures of five notorious murderers in his basement. And then bodies start piling up.

Cast includes Martin Balsam, Will Kuluva. Margaret Field, William Mims, Eddie Barth, Milton Parsons, David Bond, Bob Mitchell, Robert McCord and Billy Beck.

01:30 PM Of Late I Think Of Cliffordville

Julie Newmar is the devil dealing with a bored tycoon (Albert Salmi) who exchanges his fortune for a trip to the past and a new start. But he should have been more specific.

Cast includes Albert Salmi, John Anderson, Wright King, Guy Raymond, Christine Burke, John Harmon, Hugh Sanders and Julie Newmar.

02:30 PM The Incredible World Of Horace Ford

Reginald Rose (“12 Angry Men”) wrote this tale of a middle-aged toy designer (Pat Hingle) whose idyllic childhood memories are jolted when he visits his old neighborhood.

Cast includes Pat Hingle, Nan Martin, Ruth White, Phillip Pine, Vaughn Taylor, Mary Carver and Jerry Davis.

Hollywood Treasure - Syfy Video: "Trek to the Future" Sneak Peek Airs Jun 8 '11

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Hollywood Treasure

HOLLYWOOD TREASURE - SYFY VIDEO: "Trek to the Future" Sneak Peek Airs Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 10/9C

Watch a sneak peek of the next all-new episode of Hollywood Treasure. Wednesdays at 10/9c.