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12 Supernatural
“Ghostfacers” (2008)

Another appearance by the two geeky ghost-hunters from first season episode “Hell House” was always on the cards, as Harry Spangler (Travis Wester) and Ed Zeddmore (AJ Buckley) were perfect comic relief foils for the Winchesters. And boy, did the writers do it well, bringing them back with a full team of spirit chasers – the eponymous Ghostfacers – to investigate a creepy house using handheld and night vision cameras in a spoof that probably made Most Haunted a little grumpy. The Facers bump into the Winchesters, suffer a loss and witness a frankly chilling birthday party (despite the humour, this has some very scary bits). But it’s the gleeful way the episode breaks the rules that makes it so brilliant, from characters swearing and having the words bleeped out to Dean giving the camera a (pixellated) finger in the opening credits. The Ghostfacers picked up their own fan following after this – it’s not hard to see why.


Jensen will NOT be directing!

Posted: November 26, 2009 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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PHIL SGRICCIA will be directing the 100th episode !

“TV To Talk About” Trailer

Posted: November 26, 2009 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Info on 100th epiosode

Posted: November 23, 2009 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Time flies when you’re battling demons and preventing apocalypses and stuff. Case in point: Supernatural will celebrate its milestone 100th episode this spring with an hour that focuses largely on Dean (Jensen Ackles).
“We’re aiming for it to be a big mythology episode,” reveals Supernatural boss Eric Kripke, adding that, “The Archangel Michael plays a very large part as we explore his relationship with Dean.”
But what form will Arch Mike take? The comments section is currently accepting your predictions…


Latest From Kristen

Posted: November 21, 2009 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Can you believe we have to wait almost two months for a new episode of Supernatural, especially after yesterday’s heartbreaker “Abandon All Hope”? The wait is going to be positively gruesome, but to keep, well, hope alive during the holidays, we gathered up the answers some of your burning SPN fan Q’s.

So what’s the biggest question of all right now in the Supernatural-verse? For our money it’s this: Why is God so darn laissez-faire in his approach to the Apocalypse? The Winchesters could really use a hand mopping up all the fire and brimstone that’s raining down on Earth right now! Come on, big man! Show your face!

So, will there be a deus ex machina in season five of Supernatural? Here’s what we’re hearing:

OK, we can’t give you a firm answer on the God issue, but we can give you an intriguing answer. (Ain’t that always the way?)

When we asked if God was going to get a permanent meat suit and/or an actor cast to play him, our inside source came back with a suspiciously circumspect reply: “No comment.” What does that mean? We’re handing it off to you to decide; we seriously suspect it means that God will pop up when we least expect it, in a form we never saw coming. Any guesses as to where, when or how?

As for God’s right-hand man, some of you have asked if the storied archangel Michael would be appearing as a featured player, à la Lucifer, Castiel and Zachariah. We hear that as much as we’d all like to “see” the dude who handpicked Dean (Jensen Ackles) as his vessel, Michael’s appearances on our mortal coil will be in borrowed bodies of no major consequence. Darn it! Michael sounds like he would be crazy hot.

And last but not least, what about our father who aren’t in heaven, John Winchester himself? We wanted to know if the long-absent Jeffrey Dean Morgan might deign to appear in the climactic season five, when all his warnings and prophecies are finally coming to pass—especially that one about Dean having to put down Sam (Jared Padalecki)! Sadly, we hear that there is “zero” chance of JDM returning and that producers aren’t even trying to get him back because storywise, “It doesn’t make sense.” Hmph.

Have you already let go of the dream of John Winchester, or do you still want to see him back on the show? And what about God? Where do you think he/she/it might make an appearance?

Kripke Interview

Posted: November 21, 2009 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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With network shows going on hiatus till the new year, the holiday season is a ripe time to watch series that you haven’t caught up on yet or have missed entirely. Our Brian Truitt thinks the one show you should be watching if you’re not already is Supernatural, the CW horror drama starring Jared Padalecki (pictured, on left) and Jensen Ackles as a pair of demon-hunting brothers currently trying to stop Lucifer and the Apocalypse in the show’s fifth season. If you want to check out the DVDs over your holiday break, Brian says the past four seasons are as witty, emotional and well-written as this year, which has taken the show’s mythology to a whole new level. Yesterday, Brian talked with Supernatural creator Eric Kripke, and while we’ll have more from the interview online and on my Who’s News page around when the show returns Jan. 21, the two talked a little about the biblical goings-on that has made this season of Supernatural a must-see.

When Supernatural first began on the WB in 2005, the story was simple: Dean Winchester (Ackles) recruits his little brother Sam (Padalecki) back into the family business of monster-busting in order to find their missing dad (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). At that time, Kripke had mapped out his grand, five-season plan that would feature Dean getting sent to hell, Sam flirting with his demonic dark side, Lucifer appearing on Earth and the Apocalypse starting. But a funny thing happened on the way to the end of the world: the heavenly host. “I had a rule as late as season three where I said I didn’t want angels on this show because I didn’t want to do the Michael Landon Highway to Heaven thing,” Kripke says. But while puttering around his house one day, it hit him that angels might be a good idea after all. “Old Testament angels, like warrior angels who smite and angels who destroy cities: That could be a whole new real estate that we hadn’t explored yet,” he recalls. “Star Wars had that amazing off-camera scope, where you had this massive empire and this massive rebellion, but the story is about a farm boy, a princess and a pirate. The angels and demons gave us this massive off-camera scope that Sam and Dean didn’t always have be so closely involved with. It really threw the whole world into focus for us.

And it led to what’s become the big theme of this season. God has essentially gone missing from heaven, the angels are kind of a corrupt bunch, and the archangel Michael has chosen Dean to be his “weapon” against the fallen angel Lucifer (Mark Pellegrino), who wants Sam to be his vessel on Earth in this biblical face-off. “Once we started looking at the Lucifer/Michael story and realizing it’s a story about a loyal big brother and a disobedient little brother and their father and their relationship with him, we realized how closely it mirrored Sam and Dean’s story and that this is of course where everything had to culminate,” Kripke says. “This has always been a show that was primarily about family, and the thematics were always different aspects of family relationships: Do you obey your father or do you rebel? How much do you trust your brother? What’s more important, your family or your own personal ambition? We have this attitude that angels, demons, afterlife and the supernatural, it’s all just static, and that what’s really important is taking care of each other and taking care of your brothers, whoever they may be.

Last night’s episode, the final one of 2009, featured Lucifer facing off against Sam, Dean and the good fallen angel, Castiel (Misha Collins), as Lucifer summoned the second of his Four Horsemen, Death. War was introduced earlier, and Kripke says that while Pestilence shows up near the end of the season, we’ll meet Famine in a February episode. “When you’re under the effects of Famine, you’re not necessarily hungry for food. You’re hungry for whatever that thing is you’re starving for, be it alcohol or attention or love or sex or Twinkies or heroine or gambling. We found a way to create a really quirky and disturbing and provocative episode because everyone at the end of the day is starving for something, and Famine brings that out.” Also, Michael will finally make his appearance in an episode where Sam and Dean go back and see their mom and dad as newlyweds. Michael’s “the one who kicked Lucifer’s ass the first time and is now gearing up for the rematch,” Kripke says. And the boys will visit heaven for the first time. “In case anyone wanted to know, heaven looks a lot like Vancouver,” Kripke quips. “At least we’ve been able to answer that question.

And yes, God will definitely be appearing, Kripke reveals, probably in the season finale. “One of the storylines this season is about searching for God, and we want to answer that in our own way.” He says that that’s a tough casting call and chuckles at the suggestion of Christopher Walken maybe playing his Big Man Upstairs. “We’re just trying to figure out God’s motivation, and I tell you, that’s a weird place to be when you’re like, ‘So what’s God’s feeling in this scene?’ We’re talking about what should He be like as a character and what should His world view be. It’s like, when God talks, people listen. Whatever message He delivers, it’s going to be the message of the show.

Jensen directing is just a rumor?

Posted: November 21, 2009 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Supernatural Turns 100!

Time flies when you’re battling demons and preventing the apocalypse. Case in point: Supernatural will celebrate its milestone 100th episode this spring with an hour focusing largely on Dean (Jensen Ackles). ‘We’re aiming for it to be a big mythology episode,’ reveals Supernatural boss Eric Kripke, who adds that ‘the archangel Michael plays a very large part as we explore his relationship with Dean.’ And it’s all capped off with a cake-cutting ceremony hosted by Lucifer!

I guess Jensen directing the 100th episode is just a rumor.