DEFIANCE show runner Kevin Murphy talks Season 2 – Part 1 – Exclusive

Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr in DEFIANCE | © 2014 Ben Mark Holzberg/Syfy

DEFIANCE, now in its second season on Syfy Channel, concerns an Earth approximately thirty-five years after seven different types of aliens, known collectively as the Votan, crash-landed on Earth. The Votan have issues with each other, as well as with humans, who – as always – also have issues with one another. At the same time the TV series DEFIANCE began airing, Trion launched its online videogame DEFIANCE, which has story and characters that synch up at various points with the show. This poses a unique challenge for both the TV creative staff and the videogame personnel. DEFIANCE executive producer/co-creator/show […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: DEFIANCE executive producer Michael Taylor speaks

Grant Bowler and Trenna Keating in DEFIANCE - Season 1 - "The Bride Wore Black" | ©2013 Syfy/Ben Mark Holzberg

In Syfy’s DEFIANCE, Mondays at 9 PM, seven alien races, collectively known as the Votan, crash-landed on Earth. Accidental terra-forming and life-form creation occurred, as well as a lot of panic on all sides. It has been nine years since peace was declared between humans and Votans. The TV series, already renewed for a second season, takes place in the frontier town of Defiance,  formerly St. Louis, MO, while the Trion Massively Multiplayer Online Game DEFIANCE, designed to run parallel with the show, takes place in a reconfigured San Francisco. Michael Taylor, one of DEFIANCE’s executive producers and writers, who […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on the CW series and R.I.P.D. – Part 2

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In Part 2 of our exclusive interview with Robert Knepper, we talk more about his dual role of actor Roger Reeves and Reeves’ TV character, cult leader Billy Grimm, in the CW’s CULT, plus Knepper’s one-time return to his PRISON BREAK character T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS and his recent and upcoming film roles. ASSIGNMENT X: After PRISON BREAK, you did HEROES, and then you reprised T-Bag on BREAKOUT KINGS – how was it going back to him? KNEPPER: I remember Nick Santora [co-creator of BREAKOUT KINGS, who had been a writer/co-executive producer on PRISON BREAK] calling me up and saying, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: CULT star Robert Knepper on his CW thriller – Part 1

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The CW’s CULT, created by FARSCAPE’s Rockne S. O’Bannon and playing Friday nights at 9 PM, is a hard show to describe but a fun one to watch for those who are into mind-bending thrillers. In the world of CULT, there is a CW TV series called CULT, which stars Robert Knepper’s character, actor Roger Reeves, as charismatic but dangerous cult leader Billy Grimm. Roger may or may not be aware that the show seems to be affecting some of its viewers, including the brother of journalist Jeff Sefton (Matt Davis). Jeff teams up with CULT production assistant Skye (Jessica […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: V producer would bring back other 1980s V stars for Season 3

Morena Baccarin and Jane Badler in V - Season 2 | ©2011 ABC/Jeff Petry

In the two seasons V has been on the air on ABC, we’ve seen 1980s V stars Jane Badler and Marc Singer make significant appearances (with Singer potentially coming back for a major recurring role if Season 3 is picked up). The big question though is who else would Scott Rosenbaum (executive producer and V showrunner) like to bring back? “I would actually like to bring some of the actors back from [the original V series] if there is a Season 3,” Rosenbaum reveals. “I would definitely love to have Michael Ironside and I would love to have Robert Englund. […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: The scoop on what V Season 3 would be … if there is a Season 3

Morena Baccarin and Martin Cummins in V - Season 2 - "Devil in a Blue Dress" | ©2011 ABC/Sergei Bachlakov

While speaking to the press at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco today, we grilled V executive producer Scott Rosenbaum about whether or not there will be a third season of the cult ABC series. The answer was simple. “We do not know about a third season at this point,” Rosenbaum admits. However, if there is a V Season 3, Rosenbaum is excited by all the possibilities that the season 2 finale “Mother’s Day” left open. “I am most excited about it more than I have ever been, because [V] has gotten to a place at the end of this season, […]Read On »

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WonderCon 2011: V actor Marc Singer would love to be back for Season 3

Marc Singer in V - Season 2 - "Mother's Day" | ©2011 ABC/Jack Rowand

While speaking to the press at WonderCon 2011 in San Francisco today, actor Marc Singer spoke to us about his guest appearance on the V reboot in the Season 2 finale (he was a regular in the 1980s mini-series and series) and his desire to return for a bigger role if Season 3 is picked up. “You hope in a career you will be creating things like the BEASTMASTER and V, that they have an afterlife,” admits Singer. “And when they do, when the afterlife has this kind of structure and strength to it you sit at home and say […]Read On »

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TV Review: V – Season 2 – “Mother’s Day” – Season Finale

Marc Singer in V - Season 2 - "Mother's Day" | ©2011 ABC/Jack Rowand

Stars: Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch, Logan Huffman, Laura Vandervoort, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Charles Mesure Writer:  Scott Rosenbaum, Gregg Hurwitz Director: Bryan Spicer Network: ABC, airs Tuesday nights Original Telecast: March 15, 2011 The second season of V comes to a close with “Mother’s Day” which goes balls-out killing off major characters and essentially planting major seeds for a huge reboot if the series returns for Season Three. All I can say is, “it’s about time.” The events (scripted by Scott Rosenbaum and Gregg Hurwitz) during this hour completely shakes up the foundation of the series and gives […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: V star Morena Baccarin reflects on Season 2 and beyond

Morena Baccarin in V - Season 2 - "Devil in A Blue Dress"| ©2011 ABC/Sergei Backlakov

It turns out that evil reptilian aliens who invade Earth are so unpredictable that they can surprise even the actors who play them. At least, Morena Baccarin says, this is the case with Anna, the ruthless Visitor leader she portrays on V, which has its second season finale tonight on ABC at 9. This season, Brazilian-born Baccarin (a heroine to fans of FIREFLY and SERENITY for portraying Inara Serra as well as a veteran of STARGATE SG-1 as the dangerous Adria) killed a fellow visitor with her tail and ingested a rodent, not to mention dealing with her mother Diana, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: V producer Steve Pearlman join the Resistance

Morena Baccarin and Christopher Shyer in V - Season 2 - "Mother's Day" | ©2011 ABC/Jack Rowand

In ABC’s series V, which has its season finale this Tuesday at 9 PM, the alien Visitors trying to take over Earth are challenged on screen in their rampage by the heroic Fifth Column. Behind the scenes, executive producer Steve Pearlman, the production team member who supervises filming in Vancouver, stands up for the forces of budget, schedule and special effects. He talks to us about some of the complications of making the otherworldly aspects of the show look good, and also hints at what’s to come. ASSIGNMENT X: What do the Visitors do when they reach a new planet? […]Read On »

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