GEORGE TAKEI Interview: The actor chats THE TERROR: INFAMY & his new book THEY CALLED US ENEMY

George Takei as Yamato-San in THE TERROR: INFAMY - Season 2 | ©2019 AMC/Ed Araquel

George Takei is proof that you can take the actor out of STAR TREK, but sometimes STAR TREK is still within the actor. Takei has been world-famous for over fifty years for his portrayal of Starfleet’s Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu on the original STAR TREK series. Sulu was eventually given command of his own vessel, The Excelsior, in the STAR TREK film franchise. Takei has long since added to his considerable legacy by becoming an author and an activist, working ceaselessly to educate people about the internment of Japanese-Americans by the U.S. government during World War II, as well as for […]Read On »

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NOS4A2: Zachary Quinto goes full vampire in new AMC series – Interview

Zachary Quinto as Charlie Manx in NOS4A2 - Season 1 | ©2019 AMC/Pari Dukovic

Adapted from Joe Hill’s novel, the first season of NOS4A2, Sunday nights on AMC, deals with the growing conflict between two “creatives.” In the context of NOS4A2, a creative is someone with unusual abilities. For Charlie Manx, played by Zachary Quinto, his abilities extend from being able to suck souls from children to prolong his own life to creating the inscape of Christmasland, where the now-soulless children reside in a permanent nightmarish holiday. When Manx sees his agenda threatened by another “creative,” eighteen-year-old Vic McQueen (Ashley Cummings), he tries to destroy her. Along the way, Manx goes from appearing to […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Executive Producer Heather Kadin on Season 2 and a tease on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Anson Mount as Captain Pike in STAR TREK: DISCOVERY - Season 2 - "Such Sweet Sorrow" - Part 2 | ©2019 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved/Russ Martin

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is now streaming its first and second seasons on CBS All-Access, with a third in the works. The series is the flagship of the STAR TREK television renaissance, as CBS All-Access is making a STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION follow-up starring Patrick Stewart, entitled STAR TREK: PICARD, as well as an animated comedy series, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, and has announced a STAR TREK: DISCOVERY spinoff that will center around Michelle Yeoh’s devious former empress Philippa Georgiou. Heather Kadin, one of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY’s executive producers (she’s also on PICARD and LOWER DECKS), talks with us about […]Read On »

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THE BIG BANG THEORY: Co-creator Bill Prady on the series finale and more – Interview

Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch in THE BIG BANG THEORY - Season 12 | ©2019 CBS/Nino Muñoz

On February 7, 2019, THE BIG BANG THEORY became only the fifth production ever to have a soundstage renamed for it on the Warner Brothers lot. This is to memorialize the fact that the CBS hit, now on Thursday nights, has shot on the former Stage 25 for twelve years and almost 300 episodes. THE BIG BANG THEORY follows the doings of four young, idiosyncratic scientists – Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Sheldon (Jim Parsons), Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), and Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) – as well as the women in their lives, Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Amy (Mayim Bialik), and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). It […]Read On »

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THE ORVILLE: Actors Mark Jackson and J. Lee chat chartering space with Seth MacFarlane – Exclusive Interview

Mark Jackson is Isaac on THE ORVILLE - Season 1 | ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. /Noah Schutz

THE ORVILLE is now boldly orbiting Thursday nights on Fox Network in its second season. Created by Seth MacFarlane (who also executive produces and stars as Captain Ed Mercer), THE ORVILLE chronicles the adventures of the title spaceship and her interspecies crew. Two of THE ORVILLE’s cast are hanging out together, as their characters sometimes do. Mark Jackson plays Isaac, an artificial life form from another world, and J. Lee portrays John LaMarr, one of the ship’s pilots. Lee, originally from St. Louis, Missouri, has done voice acting on some of MacFarlane’s animated series, including FAMILY GUY, AMERICAN DAD, and […]Read On »

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THE GREAT AMERICAN READ: Actor/writer Wil Wheaton talks favorite books – Exclusive Interview

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ logo | ©2018 Nutopia/PBS

PBS brings back THE GREAT AMERICAN READ on Tuesday, September 11. Hosted by Meredith Viera, THE GREAT AMERICAN READ premiered back in May. The series aims to discover “America’s best-loved novel” by means of viewer opinion. To date, two million people have voted, narrowing the list down to one hundred titles. With eight episodes rolling out on successive Tuesday nights, the season finale on October 23 will reveal the top vote getter. (Those interested in voting can do so via pbs.org/greatamericanread, hashtag voting on Twitter and Facebook, an SMS app, and by phone. Actor/author Wil Wheaton is one of the […]Read On »

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Celebs come out and support event for Democrat Jess Phoenix – Exclusive Interviews

Jess Phoenix attends "Ignite for Science with Jess Phoenix" Political Fund Raiser at the IgnitedSpaces Penthouse, Hollywood, CA on March 26, 2018 | Photo Courtesy and ©2018 Eugene Powers

Jess Phoenix is running as a Democrat for Congress in California’s CA-25 district, which covers parts of northern Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Phoenix has three other Democratic opponents, Bryan Caforio, Katie Hill and Mary Gallant. All want to unseat Republican incumbent Steve Knight. There are several differences between Phoenix and the other candidates. For one, Phoenix is an actual climate scientist. For another, her fundraising events tend to be populated by fan-favorite celebrities. At one such gathering, Phoenix and some of her supporters talked with Assignment X about why they think it’s important to have people who understand […]Read On »

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THE ORVILLE: Scott Grimes beams up for Season 1 of new space trek – Exclusive Interview

Seth MacFarlane and Scott Grimes in THE ORVILLE - Season 1 |©2017 Fox/Noah Schutz

In Fox Network’s Thursday-night space dramedy THE ORVILLE, Scott Grimes plays helmsman Lt. Gordon Malloy aboard the title vessel, steering it through galactic adventures. Massachusetts native Grimes had previously worked with THE ORVILLE’s creator/star Seth MacFarlane, voicing multiple characters on MacFarlane’s FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD. Grimes has also been a series regular on PARTY OF FIVE and E.R., had a major role in the miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS and starred in the cult favorite horror comedies CRITTERS and CRITTERS 2. ASSIGNMENT X: Were you a big genre guy before becoming involved in THE ORVILLE? SCOTT GRIMES: STAR TREK – […]Read On »

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OUTLANDER: Showrunner Ronald D. Moore on Season 3 – Exclusive Interview

Caitriona Balfe is Claire Randall Fraser and Sam Heughan is Jamie Fraser in OUTLANDER - Season 3 | ©2017 Starz

OUTLANDER is now in its third season Sunday nights on Starz. Twentieth-century nurse-turned-surgeon Claire Randall, played by Caitriona Balfe, was forced to leave eighteenth-century Scotland by her great love, Highlander Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), before the Battle of Culloden. After a sojourn raising their daughter in England and America through the 1960s, Claire has found her way back to Jamie. Even though twenty years have passed for both of them, their passion remains true. Ronald D. Moore is the executive producer/show runner who adapted OUTLANDER from Diana Gabaldon’s series of best-selling novels. He talks about what the show has in […]Read On »

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STAR TREK: DISCOVERY: Actor Wilson Cruz on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Wilson Cruz at the official premiere of CBS’ STAR TREK DISCOVERY

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to premiere on a streaming service – CBS All-Access, which introduces new episodes on Sunday nights. It is the first STAR TREK series to have such a large budget, and the first to have such a serialized storyline. Set ten years before STAR TREK: THE ORIGINAL SERIES, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is the first STAR TREK series to be led by a black woman character, Lt. Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green. One more first for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – it has a committed gay couple. Anthony Rapp plays Discovery crew member […]Read On »

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