News from the 'Verse

Nerdist website interviews Steven S. DeKnight.

Whedonesque - Tue, 01/29/2013 - 00:54

http://www.nerdist.com/2013/01/interview-with-spartacus-creator-steven-s-deknight/

He talks about the final season of his show Spartacus: War of the Damned. Mild spoilers about the new season.

Whedonesque presents Whedon Week on Comediva.

Whedonesque - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 12:35

http://www.comediva.com/index.php

There will be various Whedonverse goodies throughout the week including the highly popular BAMF Girls Club.

The Cabin in the Woods wins several Fright Meter Awards.

Whedonesque - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 11:30

http://www.frightmeterawards.com

Honors include Best Horror Movie, Best Director, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Screenplay, and Best Make Up/Special Effects.

Joss Whedon ponders a Firefly/Serenity resurrection.

Whedonesque - Mon, 01/28/2013 - 06:31

http://www.torontosun.com/2013/01/25/joss-whedon-would-love-firefly-to-take-flight

"And I always, in the back of my head, think, 'What if I could get the old gang back together?'"

Alan Tudyk gets a shout-out on Jeff Goldsmith's podcast for his voice over work on Wreck-It Ralph.

Whedonesque - Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:51

http://www.theqandapodcast.com/2013/01/wreck-it-ralph-q.html

Kudos to him around the 26 minute mark and at 35:35. Spoilers for those who haven't seen the movie yet.

Cobie Smulders could appear in S.H.I.E.L.D..

Whedonesque - Sun, 01/27/2013 - 01:36

http://www.iamrogue.com/news/movie-news/item/8119-iar-exclusive-cobie-smulders-talks-captain-america-the-winter-soldier-and-shield-tv-series.html

She tells the I Am Rogue website "the commitments to [How I Met Your Mother] don't affect it and I can't really say but there are definite talks about it." ETA: And a Hollywood Reporter video interview with Cobie talking about S.H.I.E.L.D. can be found here (find out whose show it is!).

Reed Diamond returns to The Mentalist.

Whedonesque - Sat, 01/26/2013 - 23:11

http://www.spoilertv.com/2013/01/the-mentalist-episode-513-red-barn.html

He'll be back as CBI Agent Ray Haffner in the January 27th episode

The Mentalist airs on CBS every Sundays at 10 PM EST. It's a Homicide: Life on the Street reunion of sorts as Kyle Secor also guest stars in the episode.

New trailer for "Knights of Badassdom" starring Summer Glau.

Whedonesque - Sat, 01/26/2013 - 17:50

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zyougFDZ7zU

This long delayed movie has a new trailer.

Hopefully this is a sign of a release date sometime this year.

Agent M does a series of videos visiting the set of S.H.I.E.L.D..

Whedonesque - Fri, 01/25/2013 - 22:21

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK5HARgNfgj9cUwtYprubFfFzZGW5OlNk

There's so far 4 videos visiting the set, but not showing a whole lot just yet, so no spoiler tag.

Part of this playlist is an older video with Agent M interviewing Clark Gregg at the New York Comic Con. I'm hoping that some of the future videos might include some interviews with the cast & crew like that.

Adam Busch's band Common Rotation performs live in L.A. Sat. Jan. 26.

Whedonesque - Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:46

http://www.commonrotation.com/

Adam Busch (Warren) is part of the folk/rock band Common Rotation, which will be playing live in Echo Park at the 1642. Click on "tour dates" to get the day and address (show is at 9 PM, according to the club itself - time not given on tour dates post).

10 TV shows that deserve a second life.

Whedonesque - Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:10

http://www.buzzfeed.com/kmallikarjuna/tv-shows-that-deserve-a-second-life

Dollhouse makes an appearance on this short list.

Also mentioned is Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles, for Summer fans.

Both The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods win Golden Tomato Awards.

Whedonesque - Fri, 01/25/2013 - 09:48

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/guides/golden-tomato-awards-2012/genre/comic-book/

They win the the Comic Book and Horror Categories, respectively. Both films also rank in the overall wide release category.

Anthony Head returns to Cabin Pressure.

Whedonesque - Fri, 01/25/2013 - 05:13

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pzv5r

He guest starred on this week's episode of the brilliant BBC Radio Four radio sitcom Cabin Pressure, reprising his role as Hercules Shipwright.

The episode ("Vaduz") will be available for free (also for non-British listeners) on the BBC's iPlayer for the next 12 days. A repeat of the episode is scheduled to air on BBC Radio 4 Extra next Wednesday. Cabin Pressure is written by and stars John Finnemore alongside Stephanie Cole, Roger Allam, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Hypable lists the best and worst musical TV episodes.

Whedonesque - Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:37

http://www.hypable.com/2013/01/22/best-worst-musical-tv-episodes/

It's no surprise which episode is the "Big One."

Who would have thought Aly would wind up in TWO of the top musical episodes?

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