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True Blood: Southern Vamp Meets Sookie

By Elaine B Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer with director Alan Ball There is something very wrong in the rural Louisiana town of Bon Temps. Women of questionable moral character are being strangled and, it turns out, they all had a history of being fang-bangers*. There are a few bad apples harvesting and dealing V-juice** and, oh yes, a vampire named Bill has returned to claim his ancestral home and a bottle or two of Tru-Blood*** at the colorful (and I’m being polite here) roadhouse Merlotte’s. There he catches the eye of blond, leggy, mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse. And what […]

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Comic-Con ’08: TV on the “Fringe”

Posted by SH J.J. Abrams brought a sneak peek of his new offering, “Fringe,” which bows on FOX Sept. 9. The first scene is a plane in distress, but no worries, there is no deserted island on the horizons. Smoke monsters, maybe, but none was visible in the pilot. The plane manages to land, but not until everyone on board is turned into goo so that all that’s left is skeletons. It’s a harrowing sequence, assuring that the effects will be feature-film quality. Newcomer Anna Torv is among the FBI agents called to investigate, and things quickly become personal when […]

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Animation

Cloning Success?

Posted By RabbitEars As you may have heard, the Clone Wars have started up again. George Lucas, who “felt there were a lot more Star Wars stories left to tell” (and money left to make), is further exploring this period of the famed sci-fi saga’s history in a new animated series set to debut this fall on Cartoon Network. The network had already aired an impressive series of traditionally animated shorts dealing with the Clone Wars a few years back, in anticipation of Episode III, but this new series — which debuts following a theatrical release August 15 — enters […]

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Moonlight: Mick Vamps Out

One thing I understand is those bloodsucking night hunters (heck, after writing so many novels about them, I ought to). But until recently, I did not have much love for Moonlight vampire Mick St. John. But the writers strike has a way of making marginal series far more interesting and I’ve been paying closer attention to this series of late (what else is there to pay attention to when I’m ready for an hour that doesn’t involve looking at a computer monitor?) and the timing is right because this series just keeps getting better.

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“Battlestar Galactica: Razor” A Detailed Recap

Razor opens with a visual and a voiceover: someone’s dragging a knife blade up and down their arm, speaking to us in an accent we don’t recognize from any of the characters we know so far. “You’re born, you live, you die.” Flashback to Galactica‘s meeting with Pegasus, the Cylon we know as Six killing Cain, the murder of Cain’s successor, Fisk, and the heroic death of his successor, Garner. Lee is promoted to Commander. “You make your choices and you live with them. In the end, you are your choices.” Opening credits: 49,579 survivors remain. Lee addresses the crew […]

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A Preview/Review of “Battlestar Galactica: Razor”

Raise your hand if you were bummed to hear that Razor would be about Pegasus instead of Galactica. Quite a few, okay … Now raise your hand if you were even more bummed to hear that it would be about events that had already taken place. Almost everyone, wow … All right, now raise your hand if you yelled “oh, come ON!” when you heard that it would mainly be about Admiral Cain and focus on a character we’ve never heard of before. Thought so. I was just like you. Kind of thinking, “As much as I desperately need a […]

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Paul Blackthorne Plays A Magic Man In SCI FI Channel’s “The Dresden Files”

If you’re familiar with Paul Blackthorne, it’s likely from his days as a biological terrorist. The 37-year-old Englishman threatened to unleash a deadly virus on Los Angeles as villain Steve Saunders on the third season of 24. Now Blackthorne’s back on TV, playing a good guy — at least, relatively speaking — as crime-solving wizard Harry Dresden in the new SCI FI Channel series The Dresden Files. “He has an element of reluctance to him,” Blackthorne says of Dresden. “He’s not your out and out ‘let me save the world’ kind of hero; he’s more of the ‘well, I suppose […]

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Peter Krause Checks Into SCI FI’s “Lost Room”

A comb that can stop time. A pen that incinerates anything it touches. These and over 100 other everyday objects are scattered across the globe and all seem to emanate from a mysterious motel room that can be accessed by any door thanks to one simple key. This key falls into the unwitting hands of Detective Joe Miller (Emmy nominee Peter Krause, Six Feet Under) and kicks off the action in SCI FI Channel’s latest December miniseries event, The Lost Room. As possessor of the key, Miller finds himself the target of various groups (led by costars Julianna Margulies, Kevin […]

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Jamie Bamber On His Big Guns, A Bigger Belly And The Biggest “Battlestar” Season Yet

When last we left Lee “Apollo” Adama and the Battlestar Galactica gang, a year had passed since the citizens found what they believed to be a safe, inhabitable planet — right up until the Cylons swooped in and took over. What happened in that year? What will happen next? And where’s the hunky commander we fell in love with? We caught up with star Jamie Bamber for the scoop on the Oct. 6 Season 3 premiere of SCI FI Channel‘s hit series. Have you always been a fan of science fiction? Jamie Bamber: I think all boys growing up are […]