Exclusive Interview: Summer Glau protects THE CAPE

Summer Glau in THE CAPE | ©2011 NBC

On NBC’s new series THE CAPE, hero Vince Faraday (David Lyons) can do amazing things with the title object, but he’d still be unlikely to survive without the guidance and assistance of Summer Glau’s Orwell, a mysterious young woman whose martial arts abilities are as impressive as her considerable computer skills. Glau is no stranger to the world of genre television and film. After playing the trapped spirit of a Russian ballerina in an episode of ANGEL, she was cast as the troubled, but super-powered River Tam on Joss Whedon’s FIREFLY, a role she reprised in the feature SERENITY. Glau […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Former DEXTER star Julie Benz is a super-mom on NO ORDINARY FAMILY

Julie Benz in NO ORDINARY FAMILY | &Copy 2010 ABC/Bob D'Amico

The title of ABC’s NO ORDINARY FAMILY is accurate. After a plane crash and an encounter with strange glowing water in a remote part of the South American jungle, the Powell family is changed. Dad Jim (Michael Chiklis) now has super-strength, daughter Daphne (Kay Panabaker) can read people’s minds and son J.J. (Jimmy Powell) can make instant correct deductions. As for scientist mom Stephanie, played by Julie Benz, multi-tasking between home life and lab work has become so much more easier since she’s acquired super-speed. This isn’t Benz’s first brush with superpowers. After she appeared in a recurring role as […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tim Minear chats about DOLLHOUSE and what Season 3 could have been – Part 2

DOLLHOUSE - Season Two poster | ©2009 Fox

Tim Minear served as consulting producer on Season One of DOLLHOUSE and executive producer, with creator Joss Whedon, on Season Two of the short-lived Fox series. DOLLHOUSE, which starred Eliza Dushku as the eventually self-aware Echo, concerned a secret business wherein human “dolls” had their original personalities wiped, to be replaced by whatever sort of persona (spy, lover, mother) high-paying clients wanted for short-term engagements. Minear wrote and directed the episodes “Getting Closer” and “Omega,” and scripted “Belle Chose” and “True Believer.” In Part Two of our exclusive interview, he talks about what might have happened had DOLLHOUSE had a […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: TERRIERS executive producer Tim Minear talks frankly about the cancellation – Part 1

Donal Logue and Michael Raymond-James in TERRIERS - Season 1 | ©2010 FX/Mike Muller

TERRIERS was a series that concluded its thirteen-episode run a few weeks ago on FX. The series chronicled the adventures of unorthodox private eyes Hank Dolworth, played by Donal Logue, and Britt Pollack, played by Michael Raymond-James, who stumble upon a clandestine land deal that will be bad for their beloved San Diego. Like a lot of shows that have low ratings, TERRIERS did not survive to its second season. Unlike practically any other canceled show in memory, TERRIERS had the network president, John Landgraf, explain to both the press and the series creative team exactly what went into the […]Read On »

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5 Things We’re Not Looking Forward To with the BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER movie reboot

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER teaser movie poster | © 20th Century Fox

We were all horrified yesterday when Warner Bros. announced they were going to do a big-screen reboot of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. Being major fans of the Joss Whedon-created TV series, and with him having no involvement in the project, it’s clear there’s more nightmare announcements ahead that will send us fans screaming under the bed until this horrible nightmare is over. Did we mention the script is being written by newbie screenwriter Whit Anderson – she used to be an actress! However, there are a few things to be grateful for. First of all, considering Warner Bros. is involved […]Read On »

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