Calendar

December 2019
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  

Archives

Categories

advent_calendar_banner_430x90

Reverie Pilot Screening & Panel @ NY Comic Con

artwork_002In New York on Saturday 7th October 2017?

Want to see an exclusive screening of NBC’s new virtual reality-themed drama series Reverie?

If you’ve managed to answer Yes to both the questions above then I have some good news for you

The Sarah Shahi (Person Of Interest), Jessica Lu (Awkward.), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes), Dennis Haysbert (24), and, of course, Kathryn-starring show pilot will be shown at the New York Comic Con this weekend.

The fan-service convention opens just at lunchtime on Thursday (5th Oct) and continues until late Sunday afternoon.  Amongst other elements there are over 40 screenings and discussion panels covering a range of movies and TV shows.  The X-Files, the new Pacific Rim film sequel, Dr Who, Robot Chicken, Star Trek: Discovery, Black Mirror, The Gifted and many, many more. Lots of stars and creators will be attending to talk about their new project.

The Reverie screening of the first episode, months ahead of the planned series broadcast starting, includes a panel discussion with cast and crew.  It starts at 4:15pm in room 1A10 of the Javits Center, Hells Kitchen, New York City. Creator/writer/producer Mickey Fisher (Extant) will certainly be there.  The main cast members are also expected.  From what I’ve seen, Kathryn could well be amongst them.

We look forward to finding out.

More details of the whole event can be found on the New York Comic Con website HERE.

Cold Case Is 14 Today

CC_Titles_16Yes!  Nailed it!  I’ve remembered and got the right date for the first time in a few years.

The 28th of September is one of those key dates in the KM UK calendar.  In 2003 it was first time the world got to Look Again.  The first episode of Cold Case premièred that Sunday night on the CBS network in America.

Happy Birthday Cold Case.

The basic formula of investigating old unsolved cases was set from the beginning, but the Cold Case greatly expanded the flashback elements as that initial season progressed.  They became key to what made the show different from other procedurals, and no doubt added greatly to the cost and complexity of making each episode.  Two actors were often used to play the same character at different ages, and the sets needed to be changed to match the time periods too.

One significant change in the early season was the departure of actor Justin Chambers.  Justin played Chris Lassing, the detective paired with Kathryn’s Lilly Rush.  He only appeared in three of the first four episodes (Look Again, Gleen, and Churchgoing People).  The order the episodes were filmed may have been different from the order they were broadcast, explaining Justin’s absence from number three.  Justin went on to become a lead character in Grey’s Anatomy.  The hospital drama returns to TV tonight to start its 14th season.  In the coming months Justin will be celebrating his 300th episode of Grey’s.  One hundred times more than he did on Cold Case!  That’s quite a milestone.

Danny Pino as Scotty Valens was brought in as Lilly’s cop partner from episode five, so the decision to change was likely taken before Look Again first aired.  Danny remained for the rest of the show’s seven season run.

With all the remakes and ‘re-imaging’ going on in Hollywood these days it is surely time to get the old gang back together again (as I pondered HERE in July) or for a Cold Case: The Next Generation?

Wing Of Gold Goes Platinum

pwog_s01e01_071I really wanted to start this piece “aren’t interesting anniversaries 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.

Sendhil Ramamurthy Talks Reverie

artwork_002Sendhil Ramamurthy (Heroes) attended the recent Comic-Con event in San Diego.

The actor has many reasons to be at sci-fi TV and movie focused gatherings like Comic-Con because of his work on shows like Heroes, Lucky Man, and Covert Affairs over the past decade.  Of course this year Sendhil had a new project to talk about:  the new upcoming TV series Reverie.

The comparative lack of Reverie news to come out of July’s Comic-Con suggests that most of those discussions happened behind closed doors.  Perhaps they’ll become more public nearer to the broadcast.  There were definitely none of the panel discussions made up of cast and crew from the show that have become common practice at these conferences.  I don’t think key members of the production team were present.

artwork_002However, blogger Cherry Davis got a 5 minute-long interview with Sendhil.  In that time he explains the basic plot line of Reverie, hints at some of the motivations of the main character played by Sarah Shahi, and details his own role.  Crucially Kathryn gets a mention about 3 minutes in.  Sendhil leaves Kathryn’s Monica Shaw as a mystery, saying she comes in towards the end of the pilot that he’d just seen.

In between the pitching, filming, and broadcast much can change in a new TV series.  Hearing that Kathryn’s character has made it into a later cut of the first episode, and forms part of what could be the on-going storyline is very welcome news.

Thank you to Cherry Davis for making the interview available.  You can watch Cherry’s video in full on YouTube HERE.  A small copy has been added to the KM UK gallery.

 

Page 20 of 90««101920213040»»