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Cold Case Cast Catch-up – September 2019

tracie_thoms_001_430x180As the large television networks build up towards the autumn/fall season, and the big summer movie releases have become a vague shouty/crashy memory, things are a little quiet for September’s CCCC-up.  Thankfully one in particular helps fill the void.  You’ll never guess which of the other Cold Case cast members it is…

Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) returned to the Fox network show 9-1-1 to reprise her occasional role in last Monday’s season opener.  My assumption in the previous CCCC-up was a little off, the tsunami that formed much of the footage isn’t due until episode 3.  They didn’t start with a splash after all.  It looks like Tracie could well be back again in episode four though.

Another show that started a new run last Monday was ABC’s The Good Doctor.  Having not seen it myself, The Good Doctor‘s premise of a young autistic savant surgeon looks a bit like a cross between (and this ages me!) Doogie Howser M.D. and House M.D.  The latter should be no surprise as both TGD and House are the creations of David Shore.  Tracie will be guest starring at some point during the show’s third season, possibly across several episodes, as she appeared briefly in a promo trailer for the show released earlier this month.  If what she says in it is anything to go by Tracie’s character will be dealing with another aspect of the law.  The video is a general teaser for the whole season.  Watch it on YouTube HERE.

The big news for John Finn (John Stillman in CC) this month has been release a couple of weeks ago of the Brad Pitt-lead space-based movie Ad Astra.  Generally speaking the film has been well received, with a few questioning the sometimes jarring shifts between epic outer-space battles and the inner-space introspection of Brad’s father issues.  Either way, the film is on course to make a profit, even if it was never going to be a mass-appeal blockbuster like a Toy Story 4 or The Lion King.

Stop, Start Continues

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The Start TV network has posted some additional items on their website referencing Kathryn.

The channel is very much focussed on women in and around the media.  All but one of the main shows they broadcast is female lead.  Only Early Edition starring Kyle Chandler (Catch-22) gets a look in, and he’s relegated to the appropriately middle of the night slots.  Cold Case gets televised back-to-back in mid-afternoon double.

First up is a brief article previewing a series of pieces celebrating women in TV ahead of the Emmy Awards, which happens on Sunday (22nd September).  After a quick recap of Kathryn’s career (so far) they link back to the interview we covered here back in July.  Not surprisingly that interview was not a complete transcript of the conversation which took place, and they have been holding bits back for use in these extra items.  It ends with this quote:

“I never really looked at Cold Case as an overnight success. I feel like I had 13, 14, 15 years of being an apprentice or a journeyman. I never underestimate the small steps in learning to become an actor.” After a pause, she added, “or learning how to do anything in life.”

Next is a much longer feature covering ten women, including Kathryn and Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC), that work in and around TV.  There are actors, producers and writers.

I assume that Start TV will continue to post pieces like these in the future and I will endeavour to highlight the ones involving Kathryn when they do.

Cold Case Cast Catch-up – August 2019

tracie_thoms_001_430x180August can be a limited month for showbiz news.  Lots of people are on holiday, the blockbuster movies have largely come and gone, and the TV series are well into production for the autumn/fall start.  We’ll do what we can though for our latest CCCC-up, covering careers of the other Cold Case cast members.

It has been a couple of months since we put Tracie Thoms (Kat Miller in CC) front and centre, in fact she didn’t even feature last month (I though hell had frozen over!), so we’ll put that right.

Panic over, emergency service cross-over show 9-1-1 is due to return on the Fox network on 23rd September 2019.  According to IMDb, Tracie is slated to be in the season 3 première.  Whether that is true or not we’ll no doubt find out closer to the time when official press releases are published.  Based on the promo video (watch it HERE) the panic is just starting and Tracie will need her armbands and rubber ring.  Get out of the water!  It’s amazing to think that just a few years ago a production like that first episode, with all the computer graphics etc. required, would have the preserve of a high-budget movie but can now be done on a television series.

We ended our June CCCC-up Tracie news talking about a rom-com movie called Straight Up.  The film had just premièred at the LGBTQ+ focused Frameline Festival and was heading to the Outfest event in July.  As said at the time, no further distribution had been arranged.  Early this month the new broke that Strand Releasing has acquired the rights to screen the film in US cinemas.  A somewhat vague ‘spring of next year’ is the currently expected time of a theatrical release for Straight Up.

John Finn (John Stillman in CC) has been featured an unusually large amount in recent CCCC-ups as we head rapidly towards the mid-September release of the new Brad Pitt space epic Ad Astra.  The film had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival two days ago (29th August 2019).  There are a number of reviews of it out there already.  The main thrust of the appraisals I’ve skimmed through are that, for all its huge interstellar dramatics, this is really a small film about a man and his relationship with his father.  Talking of hugeness, the IMAX trailer for Ad Astra has been released and you can experience that immersive grandeur HERE on your non-IMAX mobilephone or laptop via YouTube!  Despite including additional footage compared to the previous trailers (see older CCCC-ups) John does not feature this time.

Start TV Starts CC On TV CC’s Stars Of CC

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The other week Start TV posted a couple of pages, with videos, about Kathryn and Tracie’s starts in the business that is show.  We covered it HERE.

Last week Start TV followed-up those two articles with a piece marking their ‘Investigation Week’, which includes Cold Case being broadcast from the beginning again today (29th July).

The initial focus of the newer feature is a collection of real-life investigators.  An FBI Special Agent, Chief Of Police, marksman, Canine Handler, a coroner, and Coast Guard.  As is the underlying theme of the whole TV channel, all the people being highlighted are women.

It continues with our two favourite ladies talking about what drew them to Cold Case, and Kathryn’s experience learning from Detective Tim Bass to inform her portrayal of Lilly Rush.

Read the full article HERE on the Start TV website.

Kathryn’s Start Story

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Sit down children, and then I’ll begin…

Remember the surprise selfies (selfi?) posted by Tracie back in March?  Well in case you don’t you can view that post HERE.  It was clear the photos had something to do with the new female-centric US television network Start TV, currently broadcasting Cold Case daily, and I hoped we would hear about it later.  That time has finally arrived.

Start TV has published Kathryn’s My Start Story article.  It details Kathryn’s early life performing in her family’s gospel group, The Morris Code, through her introduction to movies and getting the role of Lilly Rush in Cold Case.  There are quotes from Kathryn throughout and a couple of short video clips as companion items.

I urge you to read the full article HERE on the Start TV website.

Of course Tracie was there too and you can read her My Start Story HERE.

It wouldn’t be KM UK without some images and in this case we have some nice HD (720p) screencaps from the two video clips in the Gallery, and we have small versions of the videos for completeness.

Have a good weekend.

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