Archive for July, 2009

Torchwood’s Over – What Now? Being Human, of Course!

So now that Torchwood: Children of Earth has torn both your heart and your stomach out and went all Michael Flatley on them, what’s next? Well, for BBC America, it’s Being Human!

The newest import from across the pond, Being Human is a fun little romp about three friends – a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf.

If you’re in the US, and want to check out a 7 minute preview of Being Human, click on the video below.

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My Canadian friends, at this point, there aren’t any networks carrying it, but as soon as one is announced, I’ll be sure to let you all know!

Being Human debuts on BBC America tonight at 9 pm EST.


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We Are Coming – Torchwood: Children of Earth is Here

It’s finally here! This evening, Torchwood: Children of Earth makes its North American debut on BBC America in the US at 9 pm and Space in Canada at 10 pm.

Haven’t decided if you’re going to watch yet? Check out this clip, and I’m sure you’ll be persuaded to tune in:

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If you’re planning to tune in, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Day One. Stop by after 10:30 pm EST and leave your comments!

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Countdown to Torchwood: Day 5

We are only one day away from the debut of the television event of the summer, Torchwood: Children of Earth. Today, I’ve got a clip of Eve Myles talking about her character, Gwen:

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Remember, Torchwood: Children of Earth starts tomorrow night at 9 pm on BBC America in the US, and Space in Canada.

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Countdown to Torchwood: Day 4

In Day 4 of The Televixen’s Countdown to Torchwood: Children of Earth, here’s a clip of genius Russell T. Davies talking about why now was the right time to venture into a mini-series:

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In case you’ve forgotten, Torchwood: Children of Earth makes its debut on Monday at 9 pm.

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Countdown to Torchwood – Day 3

As my countdown to Torchwood: Children of Earth’s North American debut, here’s another awesome video clip courtesy of BBC America:

Executive Producer Julie Gardner Talks Aliens

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Countdown to Torchwood – Day 2

Torchwood: Children of Earth is just mere days away, and I have another video clip to share with all of you. You can either click the link to watch the video on BBC America‘s site, or click on the video below.

John Barrowman on Jack

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Countdown to Torchwood: Children of Earth Begins

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We’re less than a week away to the North American debut of Torchwood: Children of Earth. At this point, it’s already aired in the UK, and thanks to some friends across the Atlantic, I was lucky enough to watch it. North America, prepare yourself for one helluva ride! To all my readers in the US, if you’re not already overcome with anticipation, click the link below to check out what’s in store!

Torchwood: Children of Earth 7 Minute Sneak Preview on BBCAmerica.com

For my Canadian friends, I am going to see about getting a clip that all of you can enjoy. And for those of you in the UK, well, you’ve already seen the series, so don’t spoil it for everyone else here 😀

Torchwood: Children of Earth airs on BBC America and Space starting Monday July 20th at 9 pm EST.

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Video – Michelle Forbes Dishes on True Blood!

I promised all of you more Michelle Forbes coverage from Polaris 23 this past weekend, and here it is! I thought that instead of writing about it, I’d make a little video for all of you with clips from Sunday’s press conference.

Enjoy!

My Polaris 23 coverage continues this week with more from Michelle Forbes, and Michael Hogan shares some intriguing stories.


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Polaris 23 – True Blood Tidbits from Michelle Forbes!

Michelle Forbes at Polaris 23

Michelle Forbes at Polaris 23

What better way to follow up last night’s epic reveal on True Blood than some words from Maryann herself? Over this past weekend, Michelle Forbes was part of TCON’s Polaris 23 just outside of Toronto, and she had some interesting little tidbits to share on True Blood and what’s to come during the Fan Q and A Sunday afternoon.

What was your reaction to the description of Maryann’s first appearance in your first True Blood script, i.e. “walking naked in the middle of the road at night – with a pig”?

All you can say is bring it – let’s go. I knew I was going to need to take some vitamins because it was going to be one hell of a ride.

What is the significance of the pig, and have we seen the last of it yet?

I can’t really say anything except that you will find out what happens with that oinker!

Speaking of the pig, as someone who is active with animal rights, have you gotten to know the pig and its handlers?

Yes, in fact there are two pigs, sisters. I’ve gotten to know them, their wranglers and trainers, and they have wonderful lives. Everyone on set gets very excited when the pigs are going to make an appearance. Except one of the pigs didn’t like a crew member, a grip, and actually charged him on set during the dollhouse scene with Chris Bauer (Det. Andy Bellefleur).

How aware are you of True Blood’s soundtrack?

Music plays an enormous role on True Blood. I’ve been a fan of music supervisor Gary Calamar for ages, since his show on KCRW in LA. When we get a script, the music is already laid in, and each episode is named after a song. With every script I get, I download the music and listen to it, use it as a soundtrack for rehearsing and filming, to really ignite the imagination. I find it ends up costing me a lot of money, because I end up discovering other music. Before I know it, I’ve downloaded $250 worth of music, so reading a script can become costly! He searches for local talent and really brings that element to the show. The music adds texture to the storytelling – Calamar is to True Blood like Bear McCreary is to BSG.

Emmy nominations are out later this week – do you think you or True Blood might get a nod this year?

I don’t think I’ll be nominated, but True Blood might get something. It’s good for this genre to break down the door, and really, BSG should have been nominated all along, Mary McDonnell should have armloads of awards for that show. I’m not really a fan of award shows with different shows and performances competing against each other, it’s like comparing apples to oranges, so I won’t be up early to watch the nominations. But I hope the show or Alan Ball is acknowledged.

A final thought … when asked about upcoming episodes of True Blood, and whether Maryann had a hand in the attack on Sookie, she stayed tight-lipped on details, but emphatically shared, “It becomes so insane and outrageous this year it will blow your mind!”

I’ll have some more Polaris 23 coverage tomorrow, including more info on True Blood, and some video clips from the press conference with Michelle Forbes!


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The Televixen’s Second True Blood Podcast!

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After some technical difficulties, The Televixen’s second True Blood Podcast, Pumps, Pudding and Power is finally ready!

Special thanks to my guest, Darby (you can find him on Twitter @HiDarby) and to Adam of TV Done Wright for sending in his thoughts on the past couple episodes of the show.

Check it out!

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