Dorking Out – Episode 19: The We’re Scared About Star Trek Discovery Edition

In this week’s episode, we talk about the latest news involving STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Bryan Fuller is stepping back from some of his duties as executive producer, so talk about what it’s like when the thing you love looks like it’s in trouble. David Tracy, co-host of the upcoming Dorking Out spinoff podcast, Dorking Out About Star Trek, and co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer (and Sonia’s better half) join us. Then our segment “You’re Dead To Me” returns where we talk about the stories in pop culture that we hate. Chris hates on TRANSFORMERS, and Sonia explains why she […]Read On »

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LIMITLESS: Executive producer Alex Kurtzman the CBS series, SLEEPY HOLLOW and Universal’s MONSTER UNIVERSE – Interview

Jake McDorman as Brian Finch n LIMITLESS - Season 1 | © 2015 CBS/John Paul Filo

In the 2011 film LIMITLESS, Bradley Cooper played Eddie Morra, an ordinary man who gained extraordinary mental acuity, thanks to NZT, a (fictional) neuro-enhancement drug that lets the human brain access one hundred percent of its power. In the new CBS series LIMITLESS, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Eddie – still played in a recurring role by Cooper, who is one of the series’ executive producers – is now a senator, who is guiding Jake McDorman’s character Brian Lynch, who is enabled by NZT to help the FBI solve crimes. Alex Kurtzman (of FRINGE, TRANSFORMERS and the new STAR TREK films) […]Read On »

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BLACK-ISH star Anthony Anderson on his new ABC comedy – Exclusive Interview

Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson in BLACK-ISH | ©2014 ABC/Bob D'Amico

In ABC’s new comedy BLACK-ISH, Wednesdays at 9:30 PM, executive producer Anthony Anderson stars as Andre “Dre” Johnson. Dre is a successful, self-made man with a wife and three children. On the one hand, Dre wants his kids to go into the world without any sense of racial divide; on the other, he wants them to have a sense of their cultural roots. Dre’s character and his familial issues are close to home for family man Anderson, who wound up having BLACK-ISH creator Kenya Barris incorporate a real-life incident into the series pitch and the body of an episode – […]Read On »

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EXTANT co-star Michael O’Neill is the boss on the CBS series – Exclusive Interview

Michael O'Neill in EXTANT - Season 1 | ©2014 CBS

In CBS’ freshmen series EXTANT (which airs Wednesday nights), Halle Berry stars as astronaut Molly Woods, who discovers that she became pregnant during a thirteen-month solo mission in space – a shock to both her and her husband John (Goran Visnjic). Michael O’Neill plays Molly’s boss Alan Sparks, who becomes extremely interested in Molly’s child. O’Neill, who just finished up a second season on RECTIFY as Senator Roland Foulkes, has a resume that stretches back to 1981’s GHOST STORY, with recent credits including recurring roles on NCIS, NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, VEGAS and BATES MOTEL and features THE DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

TRANSFORMERS AGE OF EXTINCTION movie poster | ©2014 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Titus Welliver, Sophia Myles, Bingbing Li, T.J. Miller, Peter Cullen (voice), John Goodman (voice), Ken Watanabe (voice), Robert Foxworth (voice), John DiMaggio (voice), Mark Ryan (voice), Reno Wilson (voice) Writer: Ehren Kruger Director: Michael Bay Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: June 27, 2014 The fourth film in the series based on the Hasbro toys, the TV series spawned by the toys and now the three previous TRANSFORMERS movies, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION runs 137 minutes. To be clear: there are plenty of movies that run longer and […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BLACK SAILS star Mark Ryan chats about stunts and violence – Part 3

Mark Ryan (Gates) in BLACK SAILS - Season 1 | ©2014 Starz

In Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Mark Ryan, who plays the quartermaster Mr.Gates on Starz’s new pirate drama BLACK SAILS, he discusses the show’s blend of invention and history, his upcoming autobiography and the new golden age of television. AX: In terms of the violence in BLACK SAILS, did you guys have a sword master? As someone who has been a sword master – on KING ARTHUR and Bob Anderson’s assistant on FIRST KNIGHT – did you get to do any swordfighting? MARK RYAN: There was a stunt team that did most of the swordfights. I would have […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: BLACK SAILS star Mark Ryan gets his sea legs – Pt. 1

BLACK SAILS - Season 1 poster | ©2014 Starz

Mark Ryan is – and has been – quite a few things. He’s an author, a creator of two Tarot decks (THE GREENWOOD TAROT and THE WILDWOOD TAROT), writer and composer of a musical version of WUTHERING HEIGHTS and a former member of the British Special Forces. He was Bob Anderson’s assistant sword master on FIRST KNIGHT and sword master on KING ARTHUR. As an actor, Ryan originated the role of Magaldi in the premiere West End production of EVITA, then moved up to playing Che, was the first known Saracen Merry Man in ROBIN OF SHERWOOD and voiced Bumblebee […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: The scoop on LOW WINTER SUN from show runner Chris Mundy

Chris Mundy from LOW WINTER SUN - Season 1 | ©2013AMC/Frank Ockenfels

AMC’s new series LOW WINTER SUN, Sundays at 10 PM, is based on the 2006 British miniseries of the same name.Detroit homicide detective Frank Agnew (Mark Strong, reprising his role from the original, which took place in Scotland) is persuaded by fellow detective Joe Geddes (Lennie James) to help Joe murder his corrupt partner and make it look like a suicide. However, things start to unravel quickly. First, there’s a body in the trunk of the dead partner’s car, second, it turns out that Joe and the deceased are both under investigation by Internal Affairs, and third, Frank is assigned […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Time to GO ON with actress Julie White

Julie White in GO ON - Season 1 - "The World Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" | ©2013 NBC/Vivian Zink

In NBC’s freshman half-hour comedy GO ON, Tuesdays at 9:30 PM, Matthew Perry stars as sportscaster Ryan King, who reluctantly joins a therapy group after the death of his wife. Laura Benanti plays group leader Lauren, who believes she is up to the task despite her relative lack of credentials. Julie White plays Anne, another therapy group member who is mourning the death of her longtime partner. White, a native of San Diego, California, has a thriving career in stage, television and film – nearly everyone on Earth has seen her as Judy Witwicky, the mother of Shia LaBeouf’s character, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS

Anthony Anderson on GUYS WITH KIDS | (c) 2013 Vivian Zink/NBC

On NBC’s half-hour comedy GUYS WITH KIDS, Wednesdays at 8:30 PM, Anthony Anderson plays Gary, a stay-at-home father who tends to the family brood while his wife Marny (Tempestt Bledsoe) works for the family income.Gary spends a fair amount of time hanging out with his baby, while in the company of fellow dads Chris (Jesse Bradford) and Nick (Zach Cregger) and their own offspring. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Anderson is no stranger to comedy, having created and starred in the series ALL ABOUT THE ANDERSONS, playing a fictionalized version of himself. Among many other comedy credits, he has […]Read On »

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