0

Comic-Con 2014: Fourteen Panels You Don’t Want To Miss On Friday

fb share tweet share

Comic-Con 2014 is only a week away. Thousands of fans and professionals will descend on San Diego and bury it in a thick coating of nerd several feet deep. There’s really nothing else like it, but the more years pass, the more overwhelming the Con becomes. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Over the next couple of days, we’ll run down all the panels that should be at the top of your to-do list. Here are our picks for the Friday events you can’t afford to miss!

TELEVISION

WDeadAMC’s The Walking Dead (12:20pm – 1:20pm, Hall H)
The first massive Hall H presentation of the day puts the spotlight on AMC’s runaway hit zombie drama. In addition to a preview of season five, the panel and Q&A session will include a good chunk of the cast and crew. You’ll be able to toss your questions at actors Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glen), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), and Michael Cudlitz (Sgt. Ford). On the crew side, you’ll get showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer/creator Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. Nerdist mogul/Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will once again moderate the proceedings.

Pages [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ]
0

Sci-Fi Stash: Four Things To Spend Your Hard-Earned Cash On This Week

fb share tweet share

OriginsI Origins
If you’ve seen the trailers for I Origins in theaters you may have been left scratching your head. There’s a whole lot of talk about eyeballs and science and maybe reincarnation, but it’s hard to figure out exactly what’s going on. The official synopsis only makes it slightly clearer, explaining that, “I Origins follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs.” Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt stars as Ian Gray, the aforementioned biologist, and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Sofi, a free spirit he falls in love with, only to lose…a tragedy that spurs his research in unexpected directions.

I Origins was written and directed by Mike Cahill, best known for another surreal and cerebral indie science fiction flick, 2011’s Another Earth. His Another Earth actress and co-writer Brit Marling is also aboard I Origins, playing one of Ian’s fellow researchers. Aside from being saddled with an irritating title, I Origins isn’t faring too well with critics, currently sitting at 44% Fresh on RottenTomatoes. Still, I’m intrigued to see what Cahill does with the concept, and I’ll watch pretty much anything Marling is in. (Check out Sound of My Voice if you haven’t already.) I Origins opens in limited release this Friday, July 18.

Pages [ 1 2 3 4 ]
0

Hey Emmys, F#@$ You For Snubbing Orphan Black And Tatiana Maslany Again

fb share tweet share

There are Orphan Black spoilers about in the story below, though the Emmys spoiled everything anyway by being so negligent.

orphan blackFor the second year in a row, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has released a list of nominations that have fallen glaringly short in recognizing the quality and accessibility of TV’s most exciting sleeper hit, Orphan Black, and the hardest-working actress on TV, Tatiana Maslany. It was bad enough last year, as the series’ freshman season was a whirlwind of dark humor, conspiracies, and hairpin twists, all expertly anchored by Maslany’s handful of varied performances as the show’s central gang of clones. Somebody get a cop more competent than Art on this case, because this is just criminal.

0

Writer Alleges That Orphan Black Was Stolen From Him

fb share tweet share

OrphanBlackBBC America’s critically acclaimed drama Orphan Black is full of twists and turns and surprises, but here’s one you might not have been expecting, the whole thing is stolen. That, at least, is the claim being made by a writer who alleges that the clone-centric sci-fi series swiped the concept from his own work. He’s plenty pissed off about it, and is now after a cool $5 million in damages.

According the lawsuit filed by Stephen Hendricks in California federal court, BBC and Temple Street Production, who produce the series, straight up jacked his intellectual property. On March 4, 2013, he claims that he found out that Orphan Black, then in its infancy, contains “the same, unusual core copyrightable expression as the Screenplay; i.e. the clandestine development of clones and the resulting journey of the protagonist to discover her origins.” The screenplay in question is called Double Double, which sounds like the title of a kid’s movie about witches, that Hendricks claims he wrote in the 1990s, and that has been registered with both the Writer’s Guild of America and the Copyright Office.

0

Orphan Black Season 2 Gets One Last International TV Spot

fb share tweet share

It’s been a long wait, one that seemed damn near insurmountable at times, but we made it, season two of Orphan Black is finally here. We haven’t seen new episodes since June 1 of last year, but starting this Saturday, April 19, we don’t have to satisfy ourselves by re-watching old installments over and over again. It should be a good time, and we’ve got a new TV spot from the UK.

If you’ve been paying attention, and I know there a lot of you who have been keeping tabs over the off-season, this new video doesn’t offer a ton of new information. Let’s just say you’re not going to have your mind blown right here. What this clip does well, however, is catch you up with what happened, and position you where you need to be for the beginning of season two.

0

Orphan Black’s One-Hour Special The Cloneversation Tops This Week’s TV Picks

fb share tweet share

CloneversationWe’re big fans of Orphan Black here at GFR. You might have noticed that during Nick’s post-game wrap-ups last season. Or all the times we’ve screamed indignantly about how OB’s mega-talented lead actress Tatiana Maslany was robbed — ROBBED, WE SAY! — when it came time for the Emmys. (We weren’t the only ones who felt that way.) Well, the show is returning for its second season next week, and to celebrate the occasion BBC America is airing a one-hour special Saturday night, the clunkily titled Orphan Black: The Cloneversation. (This is what you have wrought, Talking Dead!)