Friday, December 9, 2011

Sanctuary - The Morton Report: Christopher Heyerdahl Interview

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Sanctuary Friday

THE MORTON REPORT: The Beast Within: Interview with Sanctuary's Christopher Heyerdahl

By Steve Eramo
December 9, 2011

From Shakespeare to other period pieces and also contemporary dramas, Christopher Heyerdahl has spent over 20 years performing in a variety of genres onstage as well as in feature films and on TV. Sci-Fi fans know him best as Todd the Wraith from Stargate Atlantis, and from his dual roles as John Druitt and Bigfoot (a.k.a. Biggie) in Sanctuary.

In the latter’s third season finale, “Into the Black,” Druitt sacrificed himself in order to give his ex-lover and fellow scientist Dr. Helen Magnus the opportunity to prevent one of their former colleagues, Adam Worth, from altering Earth’s timeline. The episode remains a memorable one for the actor...


... “It was the culmination of so many things coming together, not to mention the demise of John Druitt,” says Heyerdahl. “It’s always tough to say goodbye to a character, so that’s probably one of the biggest things for me about ‘Into the Black,’ but really the great thing about this episode is that it projects the character of Helen Magnus [Amanda Tapping] into a totally new realm and on so many levels.

“When she was sent back into Victorian England, it threw her into the amazing beginning of what is season four. So basically it was the set-up for the vast adventure that has since unfolded n the show’s fourth year. On top of that, we saw what went down with Biggie and how he, Will [Robin Dunne], and Kate [Agam Darshi] were caught in the middle of what became a confrontation between the world’s governments and the Hollow Earth Abnormals. Getting to play Druitt and Biggie was such a blast and both of them were in a hell of a lot of trouble at the end of last year...

Earth's Final Hours - Syfy Video: Movie Trailer Airs Dec 17 '11

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EARTH'S FINAL HOURS - SYFY VIDEO: Movie Trailer Airs Saturday, December 17, 2011 at 9/8C

When the Earth stops spinning, we won't have days. We'll only have hours. Syfy Original Movie Earth's Final Hours premieres Saturday Dec. 17 at 9/8c.

When a super-dense fragment of an interstellar mass punches through the Earth’s core, the impact slows down the globe’s rotation threatening the world with total destruction. Tech wiz, Jenna Simms, sees an unmistakable pattern correlating to fluctuations in the Earth’s magnetic field that will inevitably culminate in the Earth suddenly standing still.

The effects of which will not only divide the planet into searing heat and extreme cold but will also wipe out the land masses as the still moving atmosphere will sweep away anything not anchored to bedrock. Will this be Earth’s final hours?

Cast includes Stargate Universe's Julia Benson, Hamza Adam, Cameron Bright, Roark Critchlow, Bruce Davison, Hiro Kanagawa, Robert Knepper, Michael Kopsa, Julia Maxwell, Gardiner Millar, David Richmond-Peck and Alex Zahara.

Director David Hogan's Earth's Final Hours website (has photos).

Ted Danson - CSI - CBS Video: 'Genetic Disorder' Episode Trailer Airs Dec 14 '11

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CSI - CBS VIDEO: 'Genetic Disorder' Episode Trailer Airs Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at 10/9C

A victim where you would least expect. The episode where crime hits home! The countdown to Catherine's farewell begins. Tune in on Wednesday at 10/9c on CBS!

When the body of a naked dead man is discovered by Dr. Robbins’ (Robert David Hall) wife (Wendy Crewson) in their master bedroom, it leads to a lot of questions for the CSI team.

Guest stars include Jon Wellner, Ambrit Millhouse, Wendy Crewson, Neil Fournier, Bahar Soomekh, Pamela Reed, Tanya Fischer, Terry Bozeman, Darin Hearnes, Matthew Walker and Betty Murphy.

Pierce Brosnan - Bag of Bones - TV Guide: Guide to Weekend TV Dec 11 '11 - A&E TV 9/8C

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TV GUIDE: The Guide to Weekend TV: Sundance's Appropriate Adult, A Bag of Bones, and More!

Dec 9, 2011
by Matt Roush

... Long-buried crimes also figure into A&E's two-part adaptation of Stephen King's Bag of Bones (Sunday-Monday, 9/8c), which serves as a reminder that the best hauntings are the simplest. In this updating of King's 1998 romantic ghost story, a grieving widower (Pierce Brosnan) gets messages from beyond on his smart phone, his laptop, even his iPad. But the moment with the most impact is when he notices that something is rearranging the magnetized letters on his fridge door. A classic King touch: the fantastic within the ordinary.

This is a far cry from the ridiculously lurid supernatural shenanigans churning the bloody waters every week on FX's American Horror Story, with its shock-for-shock's-sake graphic overkill going so far over the top that it becomes more silly than scary. If Horror Story evokes cringes and giggles, I'm afraid Bag of Bones goes too far to the opposite extreme of the spooky spectrum and provokes mostly yawns, once it becomes overly obvious why the spirits are being so persistent. Shouldn't there be some middle ground (like in the classics of Henry James and Shirley Jackson) where the ghosts don't spell everything out? Maybe next time.

In Bones, Brosnan stands in for King (with in-jokes about Misery and his Richard Bachman alter ego), playing a best-selling novelist who retreats to a New England lake house after his beloved wife's sudden death. Creatively blocked and besieged by nightmares and visions, usually of little girls being drowned, he soon becomes a pawn in a custody battle involving a single mom (Melissa George) and the town's decrepit old Mr. Potter caricature (William Schallert, having a ball). There's a local curse afoot, which must have something to do with the mysterious fate of a sultry blues singer (Anika Noni Rose) from the '30s, because why else would our hero keep finding himself transported to the past? The answers aren't terribly surprising, nor is the pat resolution. This Bag is sadly empty of surprises...

Doctor Who - Video Featurette: Merry Christmas from the Cast and Crew of Doctor Who

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DOCTOR WHO - VIDEO FEATURETTE: Merry Christmas from the Cast and Crew of Doctor Who

Doctor Who's Christmas special episode, 'The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe,' airs December 25 at 9/8C on BBC America.

Karen Gillan, Daniel Mays, producer Marcus Wilson, Bill Bailey and others wish us a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Fringe - FOX Video Featurette: Fan's Ask: I Wish

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All-new episodes of FRINGE return on FRI Jan. 13 at 9/8c, on FOX!

Fringe's John Noble, Lance Reddick, Joshua Jackson and Jasika Nicole answer the question, 'I wish my character(s) could ___ in season four because ____ ."

Zacharyt Levi - Chuck - Entertainment Weekly: Tonight's Best TV Dec 9 ' 11 - NBC 8/7C

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Chuck 2011

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Tonight's Best TV Friday, December 9, 2011

A Daily Guide To Notable Shows

... Chuck

8-9 PM NBC

Zachary Levi directs this episode about an undercover mission at a bizarre cult. So get ready for some beautifully backlit close-ups of Chuck.

Terra Nova - FOX Video: 'Within' Sneak Peek # 3 Airs Dec 12 '11

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TERRA NOVA - FOX VIDEO: 'Within' Sneak Peek # 3 Airs Monday, December 12, 2011 at 8/7C

Don't miss all-new episodes of TERRA NOVA, MON at 8/7c on FOX!

Lucas (Ashley Zukerman) races to complete his mystery device before the 11th Pilgrimage arrives; Taylor (Stephen Lang) and Jim (Jason O'Mara) confront Terra Nova's "Sixer" mole; Skye (Allison Miller) finds a familiar face; the colony prepares for war.

Guest stars Christine Adams, Simone Kessell, Ashley Zuckerman, Dean Geyer, Damian Walshe-Howling, Emelia Burns, Peter Lamb, Matt Scully, Damien Garvey, Jay Ryan and Caroline Brazier.

Grimm - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Dec 9 '11 - NBC 9/8C

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MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Friday, December 9, 2011

... Grimm

9:00 PM, NBC

A suspected case of arson leads Nick (David Giuntoli) to a long-standing family feud and forces Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) to confront some characters from his past. As Monroe struggles to keep his wild side in check, Nick must prevent things from going up in flames in the new episode "The Three Bad Wolves." Russell Hornsby also stars.

Fringe - FOX Video Featurette: Fan's Ask: Anna Torv

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All-new episodes of FRINGE return on FRI Jan. 13 at 9/8c, on FOX!

Anna Torv responds to fans questions.

Chuck - AOL TV: What To Watch: TV Picks Dec 9 '11 - NBC 8/7C

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Chuck 2011

AOL TV: What To Watch: TV Picks Friday, December 9, 2011

by Laura Prudom
Dec 4th 2011

... 'Chuck'


A mission to track down a computer super virus leads Chuck to return to his roots as a hacker -- and to call on his biggest competition, Gertrude Verbanksi (guest star Carrie-Anne Moss), for help. Elsewhere, a new Buy More employee ('Community' star Danny Pudi) complicates Jeff and Lester's friendship.

Simon Baker - The Mentalist - CBS Video: 'Fugue in Red' Episode Trailer Airs Dec 15 '11

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THE MENTALIST - CBS VIDEO: 'Fugue in Red' Episode Trailer Airs Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10/9C

Say goodbye to Patrick Jane, investigator, and say hello to Patrick Jane, con man! What Jane can't remember is the episode you can't forget! Tune in on Thursday, December 15th at 10/9c on CBS!

During the search for a firefighter’s killer, Jane is attacked and nearly drowned, resulting in a temporary loss of his memory and a return to his pre-CBI con man persona.

Guest stars include Kenneth Mitchell, Stacy Haiduk, Josh Coxx, Kelly McNair, Rachel Eggleston, Edwin Hodge, Mike Peebler, Myk Watford, Doug Olear, Charles Parnell, David Naughton and Angela Rachelle.

Zachary Levi - Chuck: MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Dec 9 '11

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Chuck 2011

MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Friday, December 9, 2011

... Chuck

8:00 PM, NBC

Chuck (Zachary Levi) reconnects with his hacker past and seeks help from Gertrude (Carrie-Anne Moss) when he tries to track down a computer supervirus. A new Buy More employee (Danny Pudi, "Community") disrupts Jeff and Lester's (Scott Krinsky, Vik Sahay) friendship in the new episode "Chuck Versus the Hack Off." Yvonne Strahovski also stars.

Grimm - Video: 'The Three Bad Wolves' Episode Trailer Airs Dec 9 '11

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GRIMM - VIDEO: 'The Three Bad Wolves' Episode Trailer Airs Friday, December 9, 2011 at 9/8C on NBC

An arson case exposes a family feud; Monroe confronts people from his troubled past.

Guest stars include Daniel Roebuck, Jaime Ray Newman and Jack Sneed.

Once Upon A Time - Yahoo! TV: Weekend Picks Dec 11 '11 - ABC 8/7C

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YAHOO! TV - Weekend Picks - What to Watch This Weekend

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites airing this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

... Once Upon a Time

Sunday at 8pm ET on ABC

The line between the real world and the fairy-tale world continues to blur this week when one Storybrooke resident starts to remember their fairy-tale past. Plus, the town mourns the loss of one of its own while the queen wants to add to this week's body count, seeking an assassin to take care of Snow White.

Sanctuary - InnerSpace: Robin Dunne Video Interview

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Sanctuary Friday

SANCTUARY - INNERSPACE: Robin Dunne Video Interview

Sanctuary's Robin Dunne fills in for Ajay Fry as co-host of InnerSPACE, along with Teddy Wilson and Cynthia Loyst. Robin talks about Space Milkshake, the movie he's doing with Amanda Tapping, Kristin Kreuk and Billy Boyd, and what's still to come in the Sanctuary season 4.