Breaking News: Neil Gaiman chats DOCTOR WHO and the return of the Cyberman

DOCTOR WHO - Series 7B - "Nightmare in Silver" | ©2013 BBCAmerica

This Saturday May 11 on BBCAmerica, the Cyberman return on DOCTOR WHO for an episode entitled “Nightmare in Silver” written by author and sometime WHO scribe Neil Gaiman. Gaiman spoke to the press today about his latest gig and revealed some cool things about his forthcoming episode. The big mandate, according to Gaiman, was making the Cyberman scary again. “[Executive Producer Stephen Moffat] said if I could find the time, he would love it if I could make the Cyberman scary again,” says Gaiman. “When I was a kid, I was a huge Patrick Troughton fan and he was my […]Read On »

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Interview: Robert Downey Jr. suits up again for IRON MAN 3

Robert Downey Jr. in IRON MAN 3 | ©2013 Marvel Studios/Disney

If last year’s THE AVENGERS was any indication, Marvel Studios knows how to manage its stable of comic book characters in film and how to maximize storylines, characters and talent over the course of multiple movies. Anchoring THE AVENGERS was Robert Downey Jr. as billionaire Tony Stark, aka Iron Man and now he’s back flying solo again with IRON MAN 3. Although this could be viewed as a direct sequel to THE AVENGERS (Stark has post-traumatic stress from saving the world from invading aliens), the latest film directed by Shane Black (taking over from Jon Favreau) grounds the film in […]Read On »

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Interview: Jesse Spencer adds heat to CHICAGO FIRE

Jesse Spencer in CHICAGO FIRE - Season 1 - "Leaders Lead" | ©2013 NBC/Elizabeth Morris

On NBC’s CHICAGO FIRE, currently running Wednesdays at 10 PM and just picked up for a second season, Jesse Spencer plays Windy City firefighter Matthew Casey. Casey has a lot going on at all times, what with a romantic quadrangle going on, his desire for revenge against a local criminal organization and of course literally putting out fires. Viewers of CHICAGO FIRE and Spencer’s previous U.S. series, HOUSE, where he played Dr. Robert Chase for eight years, would never know the actor hails from Australia. He does a terrific American accent when portraying American characters, but when talking about his […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: ROGUE brain trust Matthew Parkhill, Nick Hamm and Patty Ishimoto on DirectTV’s first series

ROGUE | ©2013 DirectTV

ROGUE, Wednesday nights on DirecTV, follows former Oakland undercover cop Grace, played by Thandie Newton, who becomes so obsessed with finding the killer of her child that she’s taken off the force. With no badge, Grace goes back to her old false identity within the local mob run by Marton Csokas’s character Jimmy to uncover the truth. At the Television Critics Association press tour, ROGUE has already had its cast and creators question and answer panel in the main ballroom at the Pasadena Langham Hotel. Now ROGUE’s creator/supervising producer/creator Matthew Parkhill and executive producer Nick Hamm, both British, are hanging out […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actor Kevin Alejandro on GOLDEN BOY and TRUE BLOOD

Kevin Alejandro in GOLDEN BOY - Season 1 - "Beast of Burden" | ©2013 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

On CBS’ freshman series GOLDEN BOY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Walter Clark (Theo James) has become the youngest police commissioner inNew York City history. Much of the series takes place in flashback, showing us Walter’s rise to the top. When Walter becomes a homicide detective, one of his heroes who quickly turns into a squad room nemesis is Kevin Alejandro’s character, Detective Christian Arroyo. Christian has plenty of ambition and doesn’t mind bending a few rules to get ahead. Alejandro spent three seasons on TNT’s acclaimed SOUTHLAND as LAPD homicide detective Nate Moretta, who was fatally gunned down. On TRUE […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Bree Turner gets GRIMM

Bree Turner in GRIMM - Season 2 - "Endangered" | ©2013 NBC/Scott Green

In GRIMM, just renewed for a third season and now on NBC Tuesday nights at 10 PM, David Giuntoli plays Nick Burkhardt. Nick is a Portland,Oregon homicide detective who is also a Grimm, someone who can see the hidden faces of Wesen, supernatural beings both good and bad. Nick tries to arrest (and sometimes must kill) Wesen malefactors, but he’s good buds with Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a watchmaker who is also a Blutbad (a sort of werewolf). Monroe has embarked on a delicate romance with Rosalee Calvert, played by Bree Turner. Rosalee is a Fuchsbau, a foxlike Wesen, who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CASTLE star Tamala Jones chats Season 5

Tamala Jones in CASTLE - Season 5 | ©2013 ABC/Bob D'Amico

On ABC’s CASTLE, currently in its fifth season on ABC, Mondays at 10 PM, mystery writer Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) and NYPD homicide detective Kate Beckett (Stana Katic) are now officially a couple. Their friend, medical examiner Lanie Parish, played by Tamala Jones, isn’t as stable in her love life. She has an on-again, off-again relationship with Detective Javier Esposito (Jon Huertas), but we can’t tell if that’s going anywhere or not. Jones, a California native whose first name rhymes with “Pamela,” took some time to talk about her favorite episodes, Lanie’s romantic prospects and her preparations for wearing that shapely red […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: REVENGE star Gabriel Mann on Season 2

Gabriel Mann in REVENGE - Season 2 - "Identity" | ©2013 ABC/Vivian Zink

On REVENGE, the complex love-money-retribution drama now in its second season on ABC on Sunday nights at 10, Gabriel Mann plays Nolan Ross. Nolan is a complicated young man who – when they’re speaking to each other – tries to help heroine Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) avenge the death of her father and other wrongs she perceives to have been committed by the wealthy Grayson clan. Nolan has had a tough year, what with losing his corporation and having his girlfriend kidnapped and murdered, but it sounds like the worse things get for the character, the better actor Mann likes […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Dante Di Loreto on GLEE and THE NEW NORMAL

The Glee club joins the superhero club on GLEE - Season 4 - "Dynamic Duets" | ©2012 Fox/Adam Rose

Dante Di Loreto is president of Ryan Murphy Productions. This means that Di Loreto, working with Murphy, had four shows on the air this past season: GLEE, just renewed for two more seasons, currently in its fourth season on Fox Thursday nights at 8, the second season of the reality series THE GLEE PROJECT on Oxygen, the second season of the already-renewed AMERICAN HORROR STORY on FX (all of these with Brad Falchuk as fellow executive producer) and the freshman half-hour comedy THE NEW NORMAL on NBC. During a visit to the GLEE school set on the Paramount lot, Di […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The Last Crusade of Screenwriter Jeffrey Boam

INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE | ©LucasFilm Ltd/Paramount Pictures

This article originally appeared in EON MAGAZINE on February 11, 2000. The interview with Jeffrey Boam was conducted in 1996 For some, the death of screenwriter Jeffrey Boam two weeks ago at age 53 proved to be but a footnote in many publications. Screenwriters rarely receive the credit they deserve, and, because of that, are often overlooked and remain in the shadows of the stars and directors whose names are usually plastered above the main title. Of course, for genre fans, Jeffrey Boam, whose death was attributed to a rare lung ailment, was one of today’s best screenwriters. From INNERSPACE […]Read On »

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