Exclusive Interview: DEFIANCE star Grant Bowler on the new Syfy series – Part 2

Grant Bowler in DEFIANCE - Season 1 | ©2013 Syfy/Ben Mark Holzberg

In Part 2 of ASSIGNMENT X’s exclusive interview with DEFIANCE star Grant Bowler, who plays Lawkeeper Joshua “Jeb” Nolan on the Syfy series – which has come out simultaneously with a multi-platform DEFIANCE videogame – the actor talks working with CGI, crews in different countries and his werewolf days on TRUE BLOOD. ASSIGNMENT X: How is it interacting with the aspects to be added later in CGI? Are you good at visualizing, “Okay, this is a cliff and this is …?” BOWLER: I haven’t done much of it before. I think I shot more VFX stuff in the pilot than […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Vincent Paterson on Michael Jackson’s THRILLER and THE ’80S: THE DECADE THAT MADE US

THE '80s - THE DECADE THAT MADE US

Even people who weren’t alive during the Eighties are familiar with the cultural icon that is MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER, not only the song, but the music video with its oft-recreated zombie dance. National Geographic Channel features THRILLER in its new documentary series THE ‘80S: THE DECADE THAT MADE US. One of the subjects of the documentary is Vincent Paterson, the assistant choreographer on THRILLER who has gone on to work as a director/choreographer with music stars in a variety of genres. Paterson gave Assignment X an exclusive interview on his thoughts on the decade that made THRILLER. ASSIGNMENT X: There […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Grant Bowler on his act of DEFIANCE – Part 1

Grant Bowler in DEFIANCE - Season 1 | ©2013 Syfy/Joe Pugliese

There are plenty of videogames that have been adapted from films and TV series, and plenty of films that have been adapted from videogames, but Syfy’s and Trion Worlds’ DEFIANCE is the first project to debut simultaneously as a narrative television show and a multi-platform video game. Both debut Monday, April 15, with the TV series having a two-hour premiere at 9 PM (its regular Monday timeslot thereafter). In DEFIANCE, a space-going fleet carrying seven different alien races, collectively known as the Votan, arrived on Earth, resulting in huge changes in the landscape, flora and fauna. It’s been nine years […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE FOLLOWING star Annie Parisse on playing FBI Special Agent Parker

Annie Parisse in THE FOLLOWING - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Michael Lavine

In Fox’s freshman hit THE FOLLOWING, Monday nights at 9 PM, it seems like Annie Parisse’s character, FBI agent and cult specialist Debra Parker, is one of the good guys. But on this serial killer thriller, created by Kevin Williamson, it’s hard to tell. Did Jacob (Nico Tortorella), a devoted follower of charismatic multiple murderer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) spare Parker in last week’s episode because he needed leverage against series hero Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon), or did Parker reveal something to Jacob while we weren’t looking? Parisse, of course, is hardly likely to share an answer to that question. […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BONES executive producer Stephen Nathan teases Season 9 and more

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 8 | ©2012 Fox/Brian Bowen Smith

BONES, now in its eight season on Fox, Monday nights at 8 PM, announced its Season 9 pickup very early – January, in fact (most shows wait until the May upfronts). The series, developed by executive producer/show runner Hart Hanson from Kathy Reichs’ life and novels, follows the adventures in murder-solving and romance of FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) and forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel), now partners in parenting their daughter, as well as work colleagues and lovers. Stephen Nathan, who executive-produces and show-runs BONES alongside Hanson, took time at a party thrown by Fox […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ORPHAN BLACK star Tatiana Maslany deals with an attack of clones

Tatiana Maslany in ORPHAN BLACK | ©2013 BBC America/Steve Wilkie

In ORPHAN BLACK, Saturdays on BBC America at 9 PM, Tatiana Maslany plays Sarah, a born survivor who adopts the identity of Beth, a Sarah lookalike who commits suicide while Sarah is watching. Then Sarah finds out that she and Beth are clones. Moreover, they’re not the only ones, and somebody is trying to kill all of them. Maslany, a native of Saskatchewan, Canada, has an impressive film and television resume, with roles in features including THE VOW and DIARY OF THE DEAD and series regular gigs in shows that include INSTANT STAR, HEARTLAND and WORLD WITHOUT END. Speaking at […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: VEGAS star Carrie-Anne Moss rolls the dice

Carrie-Anne Moss in VEGAS - Season 1 - "(Il)Legitimate" | ©2013 CBS/Cliff Lipson

On VEGAS, CBS Friday nights at 9 PM, it’s 1960 and the Mob and glamour are both hitting town. This is a problem for rancher-turned-sheriff Ralph Lamb (Dennis Quaid), who in turn is making life a little rough forChicago businessman/casino owner Vincent Savino (Michael Chiklis). Carrie-Anne Moss’ character Katherine O’Connell keeps tabs on both men, though her relationship with Lamb is considerably less adversarial than her encounters with Savino. Canadian-born Moss will forever be revered by science-fiction fans for her portrayal of martial arts-savvy heroine Trinity in the three MATRIX films. Other feature credits include FIDO, DISTURBIA and Christopher Nolan’s […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Kevin McHale on GLEE on Season 4 changes and more

Melissa Benoist and Kevin McHale in GLEE - Season 4 | ©2013 Fox/Tommy Garcia

GLEE, the series created by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan and Brad Falchuk about a small-town high school glee club with big dreams, is now in its fourth season on Fox, Thursdays at 9 PM. Some of the main characters graduated last year; the series follows them in their new adventures while continuing to follow events at McKinley High, where new students have joined the glee club. Kevin McHale plays Artie Abrams, who has been on GLEE from the beginning. This year, Artie is a senior. Artie is in a wheelchair, though Texas-born McHale is not only able-bodied but admired by […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Alfred Molina chats about MONDAY MORNINGS

Alfred Molina in MONDAY MORNINGS | ©2013 TNT/Doug Hyun

In MONDAY MORNINGS, TNT Mondays at 10 PM, Alfred Molina’s character plays Dr. Harding Hooten, who is in charge of the weekly Mortality and Morbidity meetings, where the hows and whys of patient deaths are discussed. The series has been adapted by David E. Kelley from Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s book, with both men producing. Molina has been a TV series regular before, most recently in LAW & ORDER: LOS ANGELES. He’s also known for multiple feature film appearances, including Satipo in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and Dr. Otto Octavius in SPIDER-MAN 2. He’s been on Broadway three times, earning […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BEING HUMAN stars Sam Huntington and Kristen Hager are werewolves in love

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 3 - "Always a Bridesmade, Never Alive" | ©2013 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

It’s been a big year for all of the characters in Season 3 of the U.S.version of BEING HUMAN, Mondays at 9 PM on Syfy (the season finale is tonight, April 8). Vampire Aidan (Sam Witwer) became immune to a vampire-killing virus and made his first new vampire in quite awhile. Sally (Meaghan Rath) was brought back to life, died again and is now once more a ghost. As for our werewolf couple, Josh, played by Sam Huntington, and Nora, played by Kristen Hager, they’ve been through the wringer. Josh killed the werewolf who made him, hoping it would cure […]Read On »

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