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Kathryn @ 2017 Gersh Emmy Party

gersh_emmy_party_001YAY! SHE’S BACK AGAIN!  For only the second time for 2017.

It’s Primetime Emmy Awards season in that there U. S. of A.

Last weekend it was the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.  These are for the often unsung heroes of the TV industry.  Those behind the scenes folk that are often behind (as in responsible for) the actual scenery used in TV shows.  Other technical and production aspects are covered.  Highlights of the ceremony, which actually happened over two nights, is due to be broadcast tonight (Saturday, 16th September 2017) on the FXX channel.

Tomorrow the same Microsoft Theater in LA will play host to the Primetime Emmy Awards.  The CBS TV network (once home to Cold Case) will broadcast the show live, which is why a lot of American TV programs are taking the weekend off.  The Late Show‘s Stephen Colbert will be master of ceremonies.

Yesterday (are you keeping up? there’s lots of days involved here :-) ) Kathryn graced a party held by the Gersh Agency with her ever-wonderful presence.  Lucky them.  Kathryn signed with Gersh back in August 2010.

As you can see from the photo we have Kathryn looked very lovely indeed in her black & white ensemble

That image can now be found in the KM UK Gallery.  Any more we find will be added as soon we can.

Wing Of Gold Goes Platinum

pwog_s01e01_071I really wanted to start this piece “aren’t interesting anniveraries fun to talk about?”  I was then going to regale you with list of interesting anniversaries I’d found.  This would then culminate in the frankly obvious, based on the article title and picture above, reference to today being the 20th anniversary of the first showing of the TV series Pensacola: Wings Of Gold.

However, the list of major events going back over 1000 years yielded little in the way of fun.  And sadly, many of the happenings (wars, extreme weather etc.) are still going on today.

Anyhoo.  P:WOG, as we know it here, was one of Kathryn’s first major TV series roles.  She had done a few guest roles including a couple pilot episodes before but this was a lead role in a complete run.  Possibly inspired by Meg Ryan (there are definite similarities) in the the 1996 film Courage Under Fire, Kathryn played Lt. Annalisa “Stinger” Lindstrom, a helicopter pilot in an elite military unit.

The first half of the two part opening episode premièred on the CBS network (that later brought Kathryn back as a lead in Cold Case) on the 15th of September 1997.  Twenty years ago today.  I understand that platinum is the material of the modern 20th wedding anniversary, hence the title.

P:WOG ran for three seasons of 22 episodes.  Unlike most shows the cast changed significantly each year, which sort of made sense as they were sort of trainees who moved on to other assignments, despite being a task force made up some of the best in the military.  Only James Brolin’s Lt. Col. Bill Kelly was constant throughout the three year run.  Most agree that the first season was the best.  How could it not be?

Of course it wasn’t all Baywatch-style running on beaches, sadly there was only a very small amount of that :-(  Each week the squad were called to help in some mission or other, using their skills to over come issues.  There was time for romance too though.  Annalisa’s will-they-won’t-they relationship with squad-mate A.J. (Salvator Xuereb, twin brother of Emmanuel who was in CC episode The River) featured increasingly as the season went on.

Pensacola: Wings Of Gold is available on DVD if you prepared to look for it.  In these days of binge-watching series why not celebrate this milestone with a P:WOG season one marathon this weekend?

If you don’t have time to do that (who does?) then enjoy all the P:WOG related material in the KM UK Gallery HERE.

Reverie Is One Of SpoilerTV’s Most Anticipated

artwork_002The team at the SpoilerTV website have put together a list of their most anticipated shows of the upcoming 2017/18 season.

Each regular contributor voted for their own favourites and the results of that internal poll left the site with thirteen shows to present.

One of the lucky 13 is Reverie, a show KM UK and its followers are eager to see as Kathryn Morris is due to co-star in the show that is looking to hit the small screens earlier next year.  Reverie stars Sarah Shahi (Person Of Interest) as an ex-cop and behavioural expert brought in by a virtual reality company that is having problems with people not wanting to leave their alternative worlds.  Kathryn’s Monica Shaw is from the Department of Defense, who are taking an interest in VR project, and that is rarely a good thing in a show like this.  Dennis Haysbert (24), Jessica Lu (Awkward.), and Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes) also co-star.

SpoilerTV has now put that baker’s dozen to the us, the great unwashed public, to vote on the ones we are looking forward to most.

At the time of writing The Gifted is out in front in the poll.  Lead actress Amy Acker (Angel) returning to the small screen after starring with Sarah Shahi in the hit show Person Of Interest may have a lot to do with that popularity.  Amy’s co-star Stephen Moyer (True Blood), another Brit making waves in Hollywood, might also be having an effect.  And then there’s the whole Marvel universe and mutants things.  And Amy Acker.

Next up is The Good Doctor.  David Shore, the creator/writer of House, has returned to the medical profession with this show based on a South Korean drama of the same name.  Another Brit, Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel) leads this one with a hint of House about it.  Freddie is a brilliant surgeon with autism.  Richard Schiff (The West Wing) and Hill Harper (CSI: NY) co-star.

After that is a close fight between several other shows Black Lightning (a DC comics character), The Resident (another medical drama, this time about a… resident, think Scrubs with fewer laughs), The Orville (Seth Macfarlane of Family Guy does a Galaxy Quest-like show), Life Sentence (Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars as cured of cancer living in the moment), and Reverie (see above).

Which leaves The Mayor, Ghosted, Wisdom Of The Crowd, S.W.A.T., Seal Team, and Deception trailing behind.

I think The Gifted will take this one easily.  Did I mention Amy Acker’s in it? :-)  But there is plenty of scope for Reverie to move up to a podium place.

Do your bit by voting for the show with Kathryn in it HERE.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – August 2017

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The summer holidays, and possibly the summer itself based on the current weather forecasts, might be coming to an end but some people have been working.  August 2017’s Cold Case Cast Catch-up peruses theon-going careers the others in Cold Case.

I need to start things off with an apology.  Last month‘s CCCC-up I accused Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) of not doing much in July for me to post about.  I was wrong to doubt.  I should have known better.  Sorry Tracie.  If I had only checked my own notes properly before hand I could have avoided this hurt.

Let’s rectify this egregious error immediately.

In the middle of July Ms Thoms worked on a short film called Are We Good Parents?  This is the work of writer/director/producer Bola Ogun.  Bola looks like she’s been a one woman film industry in the past 10 years having worked as a production assistant, assistant director, writer, voice actor, actor, and is now moving into producing and directing her own films.  Initially this appears to be with a series of short film.  One of those films, The Water Phoenix, premièred at the LA Shorts Fest earlier this month.  Are We Good Parents? stars Brit actor Sean Maguire (Robin Hood in One Upon A Time) and Gabrielle Skye, alongside Tracie.  In England Sean is still best known for stints in kid drama Grange Hill and soap opera EastEnders.  He’s since moved to LA and had a string of guest roles in shows you may have heard of like CSI: NY and Cold Case?  He was in Two Weddings from season 7.  Are We Good Parents? is currently in post-production.

To get more up to date:  Waaaaay back in Feb 2016 (see here) I posted about a feature film called 9 Rides by Matthew A. Cherry :-)  At the time the film was looking for a little extra financing via Kickstarter to… errrr… get finished.  It went on to debut at the SXSW festival in March of the same year.  A week in to this August it was announced that the film had been acquired by Gravitas Ventures and Flourishing Films, presumably for distribution in some form.  For some reason the site hosting that announcement is no longer available so I can’t verify details.  9 Rides is about an Uber driver on New Years Eve.  I believe Tracie plays one of several sets of passengers the driver transports during the course of the film.  We’ll have to wait to see if anything comes of this news.

Tracie looks to be returning to the scene of the Criminal Minds in September.  She is set to reprise her role as Monica Walker, wife of a main character, in the première episode of season 13 of the show.  This is based on the IMDb listings.  However, I see that the actor playing the husband Damon Gupton has been dropped from the cast.  Tracie’s appearance, assuming it happens, may have a bearing on his character’s departure.  Another one to wait and see.

More Love will be heading Tracie’s way as the Judd Apatow created Netflix comedy drama Love has been given a third season.  Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust (co-creator and writer) star as a mismatched couple in the warts-and-all relationship-based show.  Season 3 is due to air early next year.

Moving on from Tracie.  Recent birthday boy Jeremy Ratchford (Nick Vera in CC) has been making a short film called Radio 88.  The 12 minute-long piece by Kim Noonan and John Salcido centres on the closure of a radio station and a man trying to get to the studios in time to meet ‘the love of his life’.  Jeremy is listed as playing ‘Danger’ Dickie Defozzio, at a guess I’d say he’s a radio DJ.  A première date of 11th September this year is given for the work, presumably at a film festival, but I have yet to determine which.

Did I miss anything?

Happy 4th Birthday Boys

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Happy Birthday to Jameson & Rocco

4 years old!  Blimey!  They’re practically men already!  Kids grow up so fast these days!

Yes, Kathryn and Johnny Messner’s twin boys are celebrating their 4th birthday today.  I’m sure they’ve been spoilt rotten with gifts and messages on their special day.  This is KM UK’s small contribution to that.

Just the other day we had Tracie Thoms (Kat Millar on CC) to pass on birthday wishes to, and at the beginning of the month it was Jeremy Ratchford’s turn.  So many august occasions in August!

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