Archive for January, 2010

“Swap Meat” Space Sneak Peek

Posted: January 28, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Latest From Kristin

Posted: January 26, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Marissa in Tbilisi, Georgia: Any news on Supernatural? What’s going on with that show?

Oh, nothing much. Hey, does anybody remember that song “Even Angels Fall” from the 10 Things I Hate About You movie soundtrack? Well, you might want to queue it up, because you’re going to need it as the soundtrack for tear-stained Supernatural lamentation fanvids after the episode two weeks hence. We can’t spoil what happens outright, but the first person to guess it right in the comments gets a cookie and a hug. In other, better SPN news, Sam and Dean’s long-lost half-brother from the season four episode “Jump the Shark,” the awesome but dead Adam Milligan (Jake Abel), comes back to play a pivotal role in an upcoming episode.

Kristin :

Ghostfacers Get Their Own Web Show!

Posted: January 25, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Spend any time on Vancouver film sets and you know the drill: Vancouver substituting for Anytown, U.S.A., Canadians talking like Americans, hide the mountains when it’s set in the Midwest, hide the ocean when it’s set in Colorado.

That was how Vancouver’s A.J. Buckley got his start as an actor more than a decade ago. Turns out that sense of location-identity confusion is everywhere. These days, Buckley is based in Los Angeles, where he has co-starred for five years as lab tech Adam Ross on CSI: New York (L. A. plays the Big Apple), and he’s heading to this month’s Sundance Film Festival with the new small-town drama Skateland (Louisiana plays Texas).

And Buckley still hears the call to come back to Vancouver every once in a while, most notably in his recurring role as an inept ghost hunter on TV’s Supernatural (B. C. plays various U.S. locales).

“Shreveport is kind of like Vancouver back in the day,” says Buckley of the Louisiana city that stood in for Skateland’s Lone Star state. “I once went to Bulgaria to shoot Oregon — I thought for sure when I read the script I was going to Oregon. Terrible movie — that movie was called I Need to Pay My Bills.”

The actor’s life can mean taking any job to meet the rent — Buckley was sleeping in his car when CSI first came along — but the security of a regular TV role allows the option of picking jobs for love. Skateland is set in the mid-1980s at a small-town roller-skating rink that’s owned by a Grateful Dead fan who mentors a teen looking to escape the small town.

New discovery Shiloh Fernandez plays the teen, opposite Twilight’s Ashley Greene as his love interest, and Buckley is the Dead-Head.

“It wasn’t the starring role or anything, but it was a great character piece of this guy trapped in the 1970s,” says Buckley. He juggled work in Shreveport with his ongoing duties on CSI during a month’s filming in 2008, racking up frequent-flyer miles.

Just into his 30s, Buckley is new to playing the older guy. “I like getting older, now it’s the cops and the lawyers. It’s a fresh chapter.”

Skateland’s writers were Texas-born brothers Brandon and Heath Freeman, with their friend Anthony Burns, who directed the movie, all making their first feature.

“They’ve become my good friends,” says Buckley, who will take time off from CSI’s nine-month shooting schedule to go to the festival. “They’re these good old boys from Texas, it’s their first film and they’re going to Sundance.”

Meanwhile, Buckley is waiting to hear whether he will rejoin Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles for an episode this year. Buckley and actor Travis Wester play two goofy rivals to the demon-hunting brothers played by the show’s stars. Supernatural’s currently-filming fifth season will likely be the show’s last.

But Ed and Harry, the characters played by Buckley and Wester, will live on in their own web-based horror comedy series.

Supernatural creator Eric Kripke hired the two to write 10 episodes and star in the spinoff series, due to start filming this March in L.A.

Ed and Harry, the Ghostfacers, have become Supernatural fan favourites since they first appeared midway through the show’s first season. Buckley says dorky Ed was a role he had to lobby for.

“Originally they didn’t want me,” he says. “I am a huge dork, let’s not kid anybody. But casting was like, no he’s too good looking. I never get that, are you kidding me? Usually I’m not good looking enough and now I’m too good looking?”

OMG! I’m so watch!

2 Sneak Peeks of “Swap Meat”

Posted: January 23, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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Now I really can’t wait to see this.

Michael Shanks Guest Stars

Posted: January 23, 2010 by ddbabygirl13 in Uncategorized
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‘Supernatural’ Sixth Season Confirmed :

First it was Smallville, now Supernatural. A couple of days ago we reported that Smallville had been picked up for a tenth season. Industry sources in Vancouver provided CinemaSpy with the tip, indicating that while the official announcement has not yet been made, behind-the-scenes it’s all but a done-deal. Today we’ve been informed that Supernatural, too, has been confirmed with another season, in this case its sixth.

The news raises some intriguing conjecture about Supernatural. Season Five had long been touted as the last, with the Winchester brothers finally doing battle against Lucifer during the apocalypse. For a sixth season, what does one do for an encore after slaying Satan?

Creator/producer Eric Kripke has always maintained that the five-year arc would conclude with Sam and Dean confronting the Devil in a final showdown, though he’s also been quick to add that he’s not necessarily out of ideas, either.

Going down the path of speculation, here’s one possibility: the apocalypse story arc could be extended for another season. This might also explain the preponderance of stand-alone episodes already aired this year—many viewers have wondered why the writers have wasted time on these sorts of stories instead of focusing more on end of days themes and the climactic confrontation with Lucifer. The short answer is that it may have been by design.

Another option is that Kripke and the writers dive headlong into the aftermath of Lucifer’s defeat, what it means to the world, and how it impacts on Sam and Dean. What does removing the Devil do to the polarity and balance of the universe? Do penny-ante evildoers ravage the world, with no “dark hierarchy” to keep them in check?

Again, pure speculation.

As an aside, industry insiders have pointed out to CinemaSpy that Smallville, Supernatural and Gossip Girl are the lynchpins of The CW’s scripted line-up. Without those shows, the argument goes, the network effectively ceases to exist.

It’s an interesting observation.

Meanwhile, Supernatural returns to television tonight with the episode “Sam Interrupted”, a clip for which you can watch by using the below player.