VICTORIA: Daisy Goodwin and Damien Timmer on PBS drama – exclusive interview

Jenna Coleman stars in VICTORIA | © 2017 PBS

VICTORIA is airing its eight-episode first season Sunday nights on PBS’ MASTERPIECE, with a second season waiting in the wings. Jenna Coleman (of DOCTOR WHO) plays the nineteenth-century English monarch from before her ascension to the crown at age eighteen through the first years of her reign. Daisy Goodwin created the series, based on her meticulously researched book. (The writer also has a cameo as the Duchess of Inverness). VICTORIA executive producer Damien Timmer has a long relationship with PBS as one of the forces behind POLDARK, which will be back for a third season, and ENDEAVOUR. Goodwin and Timmer […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray/DVD release party

J.J. Abrams and Simon Pegg at the celebration for the DVD release of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS | ©2013 Sue Schneider

Paramount Pictures recently celebrated the release of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Blu-ray and DVD release with a party at the California Science Center. The party was extra special as it took place beneath of wings of the Historic Space Shuttle Endeavour, but unfortunately the press (except for a select few) were anywhere near it. The white carpet was set up in the park area. Walking the carpet were the stars of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, which included: J.J. Abrams (Director), Leonard Nimoy (Spock Prime), Simon Pegg (Scotty), John Cho (Sulu), Alice Eve (Dr. Carol Marcus), Peter Weller (Admiral Marcus), Bruce […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos of the last flight of Space Shuttle ENDEAVOUR

The Space Shuttle Endeavour flies over the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood | ©2012 Sue Schneider

September 21st was such a special and exciting day as the Space Shuttle ENDEAVOUR made its last voyage on top of a re-vamped 747 to the Los Angeles International Airport, as I am sure that most of you saw on television. Knowing that it was going over the Hollywood Sign and the Getty Museum I was hoping that it would swing over my way and I was not disappointed. Sitting on my rooftop it finally came, not once, but three times and I was up there snapping away. I hope you enjoy seeing a few of my photos of the […]Read On »

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TV Review: ENDEAVOUR – MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!

Shaun Evans in ENDEAVOUR | ©2012 PBS/ITV

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, Danny Webb, Flora Montgomery Writer: Russell Lewis based on the characters created by Colin Dexter Director: Colm McCarthy Network: PBS Airdate: July 1, 2012 For those who were long time fans of the INSPECTOR MORSE series starring John Thaw, MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! Offers up a prequel with the British tele-film ENDEAVOUR. Yes, prequels are getting really annoying and they’re ruining very good franchises when done wrong, yet writer Russell Lewis has “devised” a great new universe for Endeavour Morse before he was an Inspector and when he was just starting out on his road to becoming […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Abigail Thaw talks about ENDEAVOUR, the INSPECTOR MORSE prequel

Abigail Thaw in ENDEAVOUR | ©2012 PBS

John Thaw played the title role in the BBC’s INSPECTOR MORSE, based on the novels by Colin Dexter, from 1987 through 2000, though seven seasons and five specials, shown in the U.S. on PBS. The character died in the final special, THE REMORSEFUL DAY. Actor Thaw passed away in 2002, after forty-one years as a fixture of British television, with starring roles in THE SWEENEY, A YEAR IN PROVENCE and KAVANAGH Q.C. among the many to his credit. Inspector Morse has an ongoing legacy in the INSPECTOR LEWIS series, starring Kevin Whately as Morse’s former sidekick who has stepped into […]Read On »

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TCA News: PBS says expect ENDEAVOUR, the INSPECTOR MORSE movie prequel, to become a regular series

Shaun Evans in ENDEAVOUR | ©2012 PBS/ITV

The popular British detective series INSPECTOR MORSE has been transformed into a one-off TV movie prequel called ENDEAVOUR and is based on Colin Dexter’s novels. The movie has already made its debut in the U.K. on ITV and has proven quite successful. This co-production with the PBS (which will air it this summer on MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!) has already provided talk that a TV series might follow. Shaun Evans who plays a younger Morse (the movie is set in the 1960s) says he would love to come back for a full series. “It was a great opportunity for me,” says Evans. […]Read On »

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