Monday, August 6, 2012

Hell on Wheels - G4 TV's Attack of the Show: Common Video Interview

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G4 TV'S ATTACK OF THE SHOW VIDEO: Common Talks About Hell On Wheels Season Two

Hip-hop artist and actor Common tells us about the new season of his AMC series, Hell on Wheels and the harsh history of the American railroad.

Hell on Wheels season two premieres Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 9/8C on AMC.

Doctor Who - G4 TV's Attack of the Show: David Tennant Video Interview

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Doctor Who Season 7

G4 TV'S ATTACK OF THE SHOW VIDEO: David Tennant Talks Spies Of Warsaw & Doctor Who

David Tennant joins Matt Mira in studio to share the latest on his upcoming miniseries, The Spies of Warsaw, on BBC America and what life is like as the most popular Doctor Who.

Alphas - SciFi and TV Talk: Erin Way Interview

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SCIFI AND TV TALK: Alphas' Erin Way - Copy Kat

by Steve Eramo

Have you ever watched someone who is proficient at doing something, like a sculptor, a carpenter or a master chef, and thought, “I would love to be able to do that.” Well, for Kat, a mysterious, free-spirited young loner and new face this (second) season on Syfy’s Alphas, achieving such expertise is not beyond her capability. Unfortunately, her particular Alphas power comes with a downside, as Erin Way, who plays Kat, explains.

My character is shaped very much by her ability, which is that she can pick up any skill almost instantaneously,” says the actress. “Kat is a quick study and can become an expert at anything, from learning to fly a plane to doing martial arts. However, the downside is that she suffers from a memory problem. The best way I can describe it is ‘memory TiVo,’ so as time passes, her memory drops off. Around the six-week mark, she starts forgetting everything that happened prior to those six weeks. Kat retains her abilities, but doesn’t remember how she learned them or what she knows how to do unless she’s in the situation. Then she’ll be like, ‘Oh, I think I know how to fly a plane,’ but Kat would never be able to volunteer that information otherwise."

In order to survive, Kat has become a little bit of a gypsy, and her attitude has been one of living in the moment. She isn’t really tied down by very much because she can’t retain memories, so she’s decided, ‘I’m going to live for today and have a good time since I won’t remember it later on.’ That very much shapes who she is, and because of that, I guess the acting challenge for me would be that I have to be as convincing as possible at doing various things. So my first week on the job, it was martial arts, and I had about three days to learn enough to look like I could actually beat Malik Yoba [Bill Harken] in a fight. Well, let me just tell you, that’s not the easiest thing in the world,” admits Way with a chuckle, “especially for someone like me who doesn’t have any background at all in martial arts."

So to maintain the integrity of my character, I have to do a crash course in whatever Kat is supposed to be an expert at that week. It takes a bit more research and practice than maybe another type of role, but I am having a blast...


Alphas airs Monday at 10/9C on Syfy.

Falling Skies - TV Guide: Ask Matt Aug 6 '12

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: The Newsroom, Glee Project, Falling Skies, True Blood, More

Aug 6, 2012
by Matt Roush

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... Question: What is your take on Falling Skies? For a sci-fi story so far, it has kept the sci-fi part on near equal footing with the interpersonal relationships, which is good. They have developed characters that you like and hate. Some of the special effects, such as the robots, are surprisingly crude for a series in which Spielberg is involved, but I look forward to the show. It certainly seems much lower budget than my (still) favorite Stargate SG-1, again, evident in the special effects.

One last, why are catch-up reruns not available for Person of Interest? Neither CBS nor Comcast have them available! — Bruce

Matt Roush: I'm ranking Falling Skies the summer's most-improved series — also the summer's best sci-fi series (sorry, Syfy). It has been so much tougher and emotional this season, especially anything involving the son Ben (the terrific Connor Jessup), and I'm OK with the special effects, because they should be raw and unpolished given the world being portrayed here. As for Person of Interest: This is a recurring question involving shows that aren't available online or On Demand, and that's usually the prerogative of the studio, not the network. It involves deals and contracts I can't pretend to understand, though often boiling down to the fact that some companies don't always want to give their shows away for free and would rather make you watch in real time (imagine!) or record the shows (in first-run or rerun), thus making them potentially more valuable properties when it comes time for sale to syndication or cable....

Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer - TV Guide: Ask Matt Aug 6 '12

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: The Newsroom, Glee Project, Falling Skies, True Blood, More

Aug 6, 2012
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... Question: I'm a big fan of TNT's The Closer. However, in this past season, especially after Kyra Sedgwick announced she's ending her role, it seems that the stories are a lot harsher with Brenda's storyline. Hopefully the finale is a lot better. Any news regarding the finale? — Stephanie

Matt Roush: Brenda hasn't had it easy in these last episodes, but for me, that has made The Closer a better drama as she deals with the consequences of her actions — although I can see where fans might see it as piling on for her to suffer a sudden personal tragedy on top of everything else. Still, to watch Kyra Sedgwick play these emotional scenes reminds me of what the franchise is losing when she steps away from this career-defining role. I have seen the final two episodes of the series (and the first few of its spinoff, Major Crimes), and if you think I'm going to spoil any of the details of the finale you must be thinking of someone else's column. I will say these are fairly powerful episodes — tonight's long-awaited reveal of the "mole" in the office packs quite a punch — and after next Monday's finale airs, then it will be safe to discuss whether Brenda and Kyra get the sendoff they deserve. All I'm willing to say for now is that she'll be missed. As I write in the magazine in my review of Major Crimes (which will be posted closer to air), the new show feels like The X-Files trying to continue without Mulder.

Falling Skies - Video: 'The Price of Greatness' Episode Trailer Airs Aug 12 '12

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The 2nd Mass encounters new people as Tom (Noah Wyle) happens upon his former mentor, yet trust issues abound. Meanwhile, Maggie (Sarah Carter) suspects that Pope (Colin Cunningham) will soon exit from the group; and Tector (Ryan Robbins) embraces his military past.

Guest stars include Terry O'Quinn, Luciana Carro, Brad Kelly and Cainan Wiebe.

The Closer - KTLA: Corey Reynolds Video Interview

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KTLA VIDEO: Corey Reynolds talks about "The Closer"

Here to promote "The Closer" Corey Reynolds talks all about the upcoming final episodes. You can watch "The Closer" on TNT on Mondays at 9 PM.

Alphas - Good Day LA: Azita Ghanizada Video Interview

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GOOD DAY LA VIDEO: Azita Ghanizada From Alphas On SyFy

Azita Ghanizada was on the morning show talking about her role in Alphas, which airs on SyFy.

Alphas airs Monday at 10/9C on Syfy.

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Game of Thrones - HBO Video Featurette: Inside HBO's Game of Thrones Hardcover Book

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Game of Thrones season 2


Watch how the world of Westeros was brought to life with interviews from executive producers, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, costume and production designers and more.

Pre-order the Game of Thrones book now:

Game of Thrones season three premieres Sunday, March 31, 2013 on HBO.

Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer - TV Worth Watching: Best Bets Aug 6 '12 - TNT 9/8C

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TNT, 9:00 p.m. ET

This is the penultimate episode of The Closer, and it features an episode, and an investigation, that sets the stage for some major confrontations, decisions, and changes. Kyra Sedgwick, as Brenda, is being given the opportunity to go out in style – and, more important, completely in character. Good for her. Good for The Closer.

Warehouse 13 - Syfy Video: 'Grand Designs' Webisode Chatper # 8

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To stop the fires raging throughout the Warehouse, the team must first find an artifact capable of breaking through the wall that now separates them from the ventilation control system inside the Lehmann Fornax.

Alphas - Yahoo! TV: Monday's Picks Aug 6 '12 - Syfy 9/8C

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Yahoo! TV: Monday's Picks: What to Watch Monday, August 6, 2012

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites

... Alphas

MONDAY 10 PM on Syfy

If you’re a superpowered human on the fringes of society, where can you go to let off a little steam? Why, an underground alphas-only fight club, of course! Harken and Hicks stumble upon just such a club tonight while they’re undercover. And Harken learns the hard way he’s not the only superhuman fighter in town when he gets his clock cleaned by a muscle-bound dude who can also mess with his opponent’s vision. No fair!

Grimm - Syfy Video Featurette: Behind the Make Up and Creatures of Grimm

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Take a behind the scenes look at Barney Burman's make up and creatures from Grimm. Season 1 DVD and Blu-Ray on sale starting August 1.

Grimm season two premieres on a NEW night, Monday, August 13, 2012 at 10/9C on NBC.

Kyra Sedgwick - The Closer - Yahoo! TV: Monday's Picks Aug 6 '12

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Yahoo! TV: Monday's Picks: What to Watch Monday, August 6, 2012

A list of can't-miss hot shows, undiscovered gems and fan favorites

... The Closer


Heads up, Brenda Leigh fans: Tonight’s installment is “The Closer’s” next-to-last episode, and it looks like things are coming to a head. Brenda tries to work her deductive magic on a case involving the death of a decorated war veteran working as a security guard -- but the D.A.’s office throws a wrench into her investigation. She only has two episodes left, people; give her a break! Plus, Raydor and Pope think they’ve finally found out who the department’s leak is.

Longmire - Video: 'Unfinished Business' Episode Trailer Season Finale! Airs Aug 12 '12

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In the first-season finale, a teen is murdered after being acquitted of raping a Cheyenne girl. Later, Walt (Robert Taylor) is forced to finally confront his wife's death.

Guest cast includes Charles S. Dutton, Katherine LaNasa, Louis Herthum, Aaron Christian Howles, David Lambert and Bobby Neeld.

SciFi Movie Marathon - Syfy: Schedule Aug 12 '12

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10:00 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.

100 Milliion BC

12:00 PM 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.

Name of the King

02:00 PM In The Name Of The King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Inconsistent accents, anachronistic performances and low-rent special effects abound in this medieval fantasy, which pits action star Jason Statham against armor-clad monster warriors, a wicked wizard and scantily-clad, man-hating wood sprites.

Cast includes Jason Statham, Leelee Sobieski, John Rhys-Davies, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, Kristanna Loken, Matthew Lillard, Mike Dopud, Ray Liotta and Burt Reynolds.

End of Days Generic

04:30 PM End Of Days

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

Cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, The Mentalist's Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Warehouse 13's CCH Pounder, Derrick O'Connor, David Weisenberg and Victor Varnado.

Land of the Lost 2

07:00 PM Land Of The Lost

Discredited scientist Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) proves his outrageous theories on time travel are true, but in the process he gets stranded with his partners in a strange world full of unusual creatures. His loyal research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and firearms enthusiast Will (Danny McBride) help Marshall befriend a monkey-like beast named Chaka (Jorma Taccone) in an attempt to get back home.

Cast includes Will Ferrell, Anna Friel, Danny McBride, Jorma Taccone and John Boylan.


09:00 PM Starship Troopers

Ultraviolent futuristic thriller about coed infantry trainees preparing to wipe out mankind's newest enemy: giant bugs from outer space.

Cast includes Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Patrick Muldoon, Michael Ironside, Marshall Bell, Bruce Gray, Robert David Hall, Timothy Omundson and Dale Dye.

12:00 AM Land Of The Lost

Land Time Forgot

02:00 AM The Land That Time Forgot

C. Thomas Howell directs and stars in this adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs tale in which dinosaurs threaten shipwreck survivors who are stranded on a mysterious island.

Cast includes C. Thomas Howell, Timothy Bottoms, Lindsey McKeon, Darren Dalton, Stephen Blackehart, Christopher Showerman and Patrick Gorman.

Mythological Creatures Movie Marathon - Syfy: Schedule Aug 11 '12

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09:00 AM Minotaur

Tom Hardy, Michelle Van Der Water and Tony Todd star in this horror movie about a half-man, half-bull creature that terrorizes a primitive civilization.

Cast includes Tom Hardy, Michelle Van Der Water, Tony Todd, Lex Shrapnel, Jonathan Readwin, Rutger Hauer, Maimie McCoy and Lucy Brown.

Rock Monster

11:00 AM Rock Monster

A college student must become a hero after he pulls a sword from a stone and unleashes the titular beast on an Eastern European village.

Cast includes Chad Michael Collins, Natalie Denise Sperl, Alicia Lagano, David Figlioli and Jon Polito.


01:00 PM Cyclops

A brave general (Kevin Stapleton) takes on the menace of a cyclops at the behest of a corrupt Roman emperor (Eric Roberts).

Cast includes Eric Roberts, Kevin Stapleton, Frida Farrell, Craig Archibald and Mike Straub.


03:00 PM Ogre

Hikers happen upon a cursed village, whose denizens are indebted to an ogre, just in time for the yearly human sacrifice.

Cast includes John Schneider, Ryan Kennedy, Katharine Isabelle, Brendan Fletcher, Chelan Simmons, Andrew Wheeler, Kyle Labine and Alex Zahara.


05:00 PM Snow Beast

A scientist (John Schneider) and his research team try to evade a mysterious predator that appears to be responsible for a series of deaths after they travel to the Canadian wilderness to study a species of lynx, which have mysteriously disappeared from their territory.

Cast includes John Schneider, Jason London, Danielle Chuchran, Paul D. Hunt, Kari Hawker, Cory Anderson and Shawn Carter.


07:00 PM Mothman

A tragic prank and its subsequent cover-up come back to haunt five childhood friends when they reunite a decade later in their hometown.

Cast includes Stargate Atlantis' Jewel Staite, Connor Fox, Susie Abromeit, Michael Aills, Matty Ferraro, Jerry Leggio, T.W. Leshner, Jessica Erin Sylvia, Monica Acosta, Alex Hardee and Sam Medina.


09:00 PM Boogeyman - Syfy Premiere!

A supernatural creature goes on a killing spree and searches for a human counterpart after its keeper dies.

Cast includes Warehouse 13's Eddie McClintock, Emma Samms, Amy Bailey, Gabriel Steele, Danny Horn and Christian Hammerdorfer.


11:00 PM Scream Of The Banshee

In "Scream of the Banshee," when a college professor opens a mysterious and ornate box discovered hidden in the tunnels under her university, she and her students hear the horrifying scream of a bloodthirsty Banshee. Everyone who hears the scream is fated to die a strange and terrible death. Now the professor, her daughter and a few of her students must try to stop the Banshee.

Cast includes Lance Henriksen, Lauren Holly, Monica Acosta, Eric F. Adams, Marcelle Baer, Edrick Browne, Leanne Cochran, Thomas C. Daniel and Todd Haberkorn.

01:00 AM Boogeyman


03:00 AM Goblin

Halloween spawns a goblin that is bent on taking a baby from an unsuspecting family, and it's up to their teenage daughter to save her little brother from becoming the creature's meal.

Cast includes Gil Bellows, Tracy Spiridakos, Camille Sullivan, Reilly Dolman, Andrew Wheeler, Falling Skies Colin Cunningham and Battlestar Galactica's Donnelly Rhodes.

Savage Critters Movie Marathon - Syfy: Schedule Aug 10 '12

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08:00 AM Rage Of The Yeti

A quest for riches becomes a fight for survival after treasure hunters find snow monsters on a mountain in the Arctic. Directed by Stargate Atlantis' David Hewlett.

Cast includes David Chokachi, Matthew Kevin Anderson, Yancy Butler, Laura Haddock, Atanas Srebrev, David Hewlett, Jonas Armstrong, James Patric Moran, Rosalind Halstead, Emilia Klayn, Jesse Steele and Mike Straub.


10:00 AM Ferocious Planet

An experimental device malfunctions, transporting a group of observers to another dimension. The group must repair the machine in order to return home while fending off bloodthirsty creatures.

Cast includes Stargate Atlantis' Joe Flanigan, John Rhys-Davies, Catherine Walker, Dagmar Döring, Robert Soohan, Yare Michael Jegbefume, Chris Newman and Shashi Rami.


12:00 PM Savage Planet

Sean Patrick Flanery and Reagan Pasternak star in this sci-fi thriller about a scientific expedition to a world populated by a deadly species.

Cast includes Sean Patrick Flanery, Reagan Pasternak, Joel S. Keller, Roman Podhora, James McGowan, Kevin Hanchard and Sarah Danielle Madison.

Arctic Predator

02:00 PM 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.


04:00 PM Yeti

The titular snow monster stalks a college football team after their plane crashes in the Himalayas.

Cast includes Marc Menard, Carly Pope, Adam O'Byrne, Brandon Jay McLaren, Crystal Lowe, Peter DeLuise, Ed Marinaro, Ona Grauer and Aaron Pearl.

Ice Spiders

06:00 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.

Mythological Critters Movie Marathon - Syfy: Schedule Aug 9 '12

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Sea Beast

09:00 AM 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's Corin Nemec, Miriam McDonald, Daniel Wisler, Camille Sullivan, Gwynyth Walsh, Brent Stait and Gary Hudson.


11:00 AM Beyond Loch Ness

A cryptozoologist on the hunt for the infamous, man-eating Loch Ness monster! No man on land or water has a chance against this forty-foot bloodthirsty reptile and her spawn? No man except the only one who has ever survived Nessie's wrath. Driven by a deep-seeded vengeance.

Cast includes Brian Krause, Eureka's Niall Matter, Stargate SG-1's Don S. Davis, Battlestar Galactica's Donnelly Rhodes, Carrie Genzel, Amber Borycki, Neil Denis, Stargate Atlantis' Paul McGillion and Serinda Swan.


01:00 PM Rise Of The Gargoyles

American professor Jack Richmond's (Eric Balfour) theories regarding pagan architecture leave him somewhat of a joke in the academic community. However, he is forced to put his pride aside and hurry to Paris before an ancient gargoyle destroys the city.

Cast includes Haven's Eric Balfour, Caroline Néron, Justin Salinger, Ifan Huw Dafydd, Nick Mancuso, Tanya Clarke and Constantin Barbulescu.


03:00 PM Warbirds

A World War II bomber is forced to land on a Pacific island, where the crew is pitted against flying dinosaurs and rival Japanese forces.

Cast includes Jamie Elle Mann, Brian Krause, Tohoru Masamune, Lucy Faust and David Jensen.


05:00 PM Pterodactyl

A dormant volcano deep with the Turkish forest holds within it a deadly secret. Perfectly preserved, a nest of pterodactyl eggs are ready to hatch.

Cast includes Cameron Daddo, Coolio, Amy Sloan, George Calil, Ivo Cutzarida, Steve Braun, Mircea Monroe and Stargate Atlantis' David Nykl.

SciFi Movie Marathon - Syfy: Schedule Aug 6 '12

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09:00 AM AVH: Alien Vs. Hunter

A hunter from space tracks a deadly alien creature on Earth.

Cast includes William Katt, Dedee Pfeiffer, Wittly Jourdan, Randy Mulkey, Jennifer Couch, Jason S. Gray, John Murphy Jr. and Kevin Kazakoff.


11:00 AM Close Encounters Of The Third Kind

After an encounter with UFOs, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Cast includes Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon, Bob Balaban, J. Patrick McNamara, Warren J. Kemmerling, Roberts Blossom, Philip Dodds, Cary Guffey, Lance Henriksen and Josef Sommer.


02:00 PM War Of The Worlds 2: The Next Wave

Hostile aliens return to Earth two years after their first invasion.

Cast includes C. Thomas Howell, Christopher Reid, Kim Little, Jonathan Levit, Danna Brady and Fred Griffith.


04:00 PM Blade Runner

Superb special effects propel Ridley Scott's thriller about a 21st-century detective (Harrison Ford) assigned to destroy rebellious androids.

Cast includes Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joanna Cassidy and James Hong.


06:30 PM The Fifth Element

Great special effects, ludicrous script. Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich. Directed by Luc Besson (“La Femme Nikita”), who wrote the story when he was a teen. Besson also invented the unique language spoken by the alien Leeloo. Netted an Oscar nomination for Sound Effects Editing.

Cast includes Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James and Tommy 'Tiny' Lister.