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Serenity – Wash gets his own back in funny Web Comic

Posted by LiveFor on April 20, 2010

I love it. Sorry for any potential spoilers you may infer from this cool web comic, but I had to share it. Cartoonist Mike Russell, writer Mark Bourne and inker/colorist Bill Mudron are responsible for this take on Joss Whedon’s Firefly feature film Serenity.

I still really miss Firefly. Still mad that Zac Efron played a young Simon Tam in the series (check out the video below).

“I am a leaf on the wind.”

Source: io9

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The Rockford Files – Wash to star opposite Dermot Mulroney

Posted by LiveFor on March 12, 2010

Alan Tudyk (Firefly, V, Dollhouse) is set to co-star opposite Dermot Mulroney in NBC’s pilot “Rockford Files,” an update of the classic 1970s P.I. series. I loved the original James Garner show and it had one of the best theme tunes. They don’t make good theme tunes for TV shows anymore. I also loved the answer phone messages that Jim Rockford used to get left.

THR have the news that the new series written by “House” creator David Shore, stars Mulroney as Jim Rockford, who is “slightly crumpled, wry humored, cynical, world weary, compassionate when it’s called for and easily irritated by morons.”

Tudyk will play Det. Dennis Becker, a friend of Rockford’s who is a bit embarrassed by that since all the other cops hate Rockford.

It will never be as cool as James Garner’s Rockford but it does sound promising and could be another Burn Notice kind of thing.

How do you feel about them reopening the Rockford Files?

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Maria Bello and Michael Sheen have a Beautiful Boy

Posted by LiveFor on December 17, 2009

Maria Bello and Michael Sheen have wrapped production on Beautiful Boy, an indie film directed by Shawn Ku. It has quite an eclectic cast as it also stars Moon Bloodgood (Terminator Salvation), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse), Kyle Gallner, Austin Nichols and Meat Loaf (Fight Club) according to Variety.

Bello and Sheen play a married couple on the verge of separation when they are hit with the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, before taking his own life.

The film, which just wrapped in L.A., marks the feature directing debut for Ku, who created a stir in Sundance for his unconventional musical short film “Pretty Dead Girl.”

Bello was recently nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for “Downloading Nancy,” and Sheen most recently starred in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Damned United.”

Sounds like an interesting yet harrowing tale and there are some cracking actors involved. Michael Sheen is always good as is Maria Bello (who seems to alternate between total sauciness as seen in A History of Violence to kid friendly The Mummy 3). Good to see Moon Bloodgood – pictured on the right – branching out from sci-fi such as Journeyman,Daybreak and Terminator Salvation).

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Tucker and Dale vs Evil – Promo Trailer

Posted by LiveFor on November 14, 2009

Tucker and Dale vs Evil is a genre-bending indie horror comedy. Tyler Labine stars as Dale alongside Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Dollhouse) as Tucker, two good-natured hillbillies mistakenly accused of being psycho killers by a group of college kids camping at the same lake where the hillbillies have just acquired a dilapidated cabin as their “summer home.”

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V – Is the pilot for the new series any good?

Posted by LiveFor on May 22, 2009

Televisionary have a great review of the pilot episode for the new series of V.

This new incarnation of V, overseen by The 4400 creator Scott Peters also tells the story of the arrival of an alien race to Earth via behemoth spacecrafts that appear out of nowhere to hover above 29 cities around the world.

Calling themselves The Visitors, their leader Anna (Firefly’s Morena Baccarin) quickly makes contact with Earth’s leaders to deliver a message (in multiple languages) proclaiming that they come in peace and, in exchange for the use of Earth’s water which they need to survive, they will provide the human population with technology, the curing of 65 different diseases, and universal health care.

After all, the world right now is not in a good place. Beset by economic meltdown, multiple wars, and rising discontent, our planet desperately needs a savior and The Visitors seem to have arrived at just the right time, bringing with them the very tools to our salvation. Or have they?

However, despite the populace’s open-armed acceptance of The Visitors, not everyone falls under the spell of The Vistors’ charismatic charms and studied propaganda. FBI Agent Erica Evans (Lost’s superb Elizabeth Mitchell) and her partner Dale Maddox (Dollhouse’s Alan Tudyk) are investigating a terrorist cell that could have links to the arrival of The Visitors but Erica quickly learns that the cell, whose chatter has increased after the Visitors turned up, may have informants within the FBI itself. Erica must also contend with her rambunctious teenage son Tyler (America’s Logan Huffman) who feels himself drawn to The Visitor’s cause. Against his mother’s wishes, Tyler is tempted to join The Visitors’ Young Ambassadors program and spread the “message of hope” that The Visitors claim to bring, partially because of his blatant attraction to Lisa (Smallville’s Laura Vandervoort), an alluring young Visitor guide assigned to the New York mothership.

Elsewhere, Ryan Nichols (The Perfect Holiday’s Morris Chestnut) is buying an engagement ring for his fiancée Valerie Stevens (Cashmere Mafia’s Lourdes Benedicto) when The Visitors arrive. He seems extremely uneasy about the presence of The Visitors and is quickly drawn back into a conflict that he wants no part of when he is contacted by members of a covert group that could have ties to the terrorist cell that Erica and Dale are investigating. And then there’s dashing news anchor Chad Decker (The Nine’s Scott Wolf) who is able to use The Visitor’s arrival to leverage a better profile for himself when Anna selects him for an exclusive on-air interview. Will greed overwhelm his instincts to question The Visitors’ motives, especially when Anna tells him that they “can’t be painted in a negative light”? Or will be fall victim to the lures of fame and fortune?

Meanwhile, Father Jack Landry (The 4400’s Joel Gretsch) finds himself in a difficult position, having to explain the co-existence of a divine presence and an alien race among us. His job is complicated by the fact that the congregation of his small Manhattan church has suddenly ballooned with people turning to religion in the face of fear and uncertainty and his superiors are pressuring Father Jack to toe the party line and accept The Visitors as a miracle in itself. But Jack worries that gratefulness can quickly turn to worship… and worship to devotion. His fears are realized when he receives a package from a mysterious wounded man who dies after passing along a mission to Jack: he should fear The Visitors and take the package to a specific address.

SPOILER ALERT! It happens to be the very same address where Erica and Dale are themselves headed, after receiving a tipoff at a crime scene about a possible meeting of a terrorist cell. Erica agrees to go in undercover to the meet and, after meeting Jack, discovers just who these people are in a fantastic twist: they are members of the underground human resistance and membership to their group is depending on various conditions. One, that the candidates have been referred by someone they trust. And two, that they agree to be anesthetized and have a section of skin behind their ears peeled back.

Why? To prove that they are human as The Visitors are actually a reptilian race that has successfully cloned human skin, which they wear as camouflage. Worse still: The Visitors haven’t just arrived, after all. They’ve been here for decades and have been fomenting dissent and chaos on the planet for years, destabilizing the markets, creating unnecessary wars, stirring up paranoia and persecution. The fact that they’ve now revealed themselves is a sign that they are moving into the final steps of their plan. That terrorist group that Erica and Dale were investigating? It’s a sleeper cell of Visitors.

I won’t spoil what happens next (sorry, I’m not going to give everything away!) but I will say that what follows is a rather obvious reveal (which can be easily fixed with some additional scenes perhaps), followed by a surprising plot twist that sets up a new direction for the series and creates an interesting situation that, I’m sure, will be mined in quite a lot of detail as the series progresses.

Be sure to check out the rest of the review as there is lots more to it. I’m getting quite excited about this after reading it.

Thanks to Mekka on the forum for pointing this out

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V – Another, longer trailer for the new series

Posted by LiveFor on May 21, 2009

Lots more of the Visitor’s ships (the shuttle craft aren’t as iconic as the original series) and you see Laura Vandervoort smiling and perky.

I wasn’t sure about this, but the new trailer fills me with a bit more hope that it could be good. That means it will soon be cancelled!

Still no footage of Alan Tudyk though, but he is in the previous photo I posted.

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V – Some more photos from the new series.

Posted by LiveFor on May 21, 2009

Alan Tudyk, Supergirl, whatsherface from Lost and the bloke from The 4400.

Check out the trailer for the show.

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V – The new series – Lizard people in human skin. David Icke was right. Run away.

Posted by LiveFor on May 20, 2009

It is good to see two of the Serenity crew back on TV.

Today, the world woke up to find spaceships over every major city. The Visitors claim to have come in peace, bringing gifts of medical miracles and technological breakthroughs. They promise to do no harm. They’re lying.

Most people believe the aliens have arrived just when we needed them most. We’re eager to embrace their generous offers of help, but while tracking a terrorist cell, Homeland Security agent Erica Evans stumbles upon something far more sinister. Erica discovers that the aliens have plans to infiltrate our governments and businesses, planting seeds for their plot to control mankind. Convincing anyone of the truth will be impossible because the Visitors have two powerful weapons. First, they’ve given the people faith with their reassuring presence and gifts. Second, they’ve rallied our youth. Thousands of teens, including Erica’s son, have been recruited as ‘Peace Ambassadors’ but they’re actually serving as unwitting spies. When Erica gets thrust into the resistance movement, she’ll have to balance her covert activities with her job and her role as a mother, fighting to protect her son Tyler – even as he joins forces with the enemy.

From executive producer Scott Peters, Emmy-nominated creator of The 4400, comes a bold re-imagining of the sci-fi classic. Let the invasion begin.

The cast includes Elizabeth Mitchell, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Laura Vandervoort, Joel Gretsch, Morris Chestnut, Christopher Shyer, Lourdes Benedicto, David Richmond-Peck, Logan Huffman, Stefan Arngrim, and Jesse Wheeler. The show is scheduled to air later this year.

What do you reckon? Good or bad? I miss Donovan.

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PG Porn – High Poon

Posted by LiveFor on April 30, 2009

A big thanks to long time LFF reader, Jeff, for letting me know that the latest episode of James Gunn’s PG Porn series has been released – For people who love Porn but without the sex!

This episode is called High Poon and stars Serenity’s Alan Tudyk giving Belladonna his single-gun salute.

As always let me know what you thought of it.

Check out the other episodes – Nailing Your Wife, The Helpful Bus and Roadside Ass-istance.

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