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Oct 15 2009 02:53 am   #1nmcil
Thought we might like to have a thread for general news about the Buffyverse and Whedonverse Actors -

For all the James Marsters fans - you can now pre-order the cd for "The Importance of Being Ernest"   and "Moonshot" will be coming out from The History Channel in November. 

http://www.latw.org/audio/detail.aspx?title=The%20Importance%20of%20Being%20Earnest

If you are not familiar with this play, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to one of the masterpieces of comedy - Oscar Wilde's play has been one of my most loved works ever.  I can't wait to see what James Marsters and the LA Threatre Works have done with it.  Treat yourself to a great lesson in writing and acting and one of the best filmed productions ever by renting the Anthony Asquith 1952 British film production.  I don't recommend the 2002 Oliver Parker film, at least not IMO. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 15 2009 02:55 am   #2CM 
Gina Torres on Gossip Girl: http://www.eonline.com/photos/gallery.jsp?galleryUUID=1451#47498

And Summer Glau on Dollhouse: http://www.eonline.com/photos/gallery.jsp?galleryUUID=1451#47357
Oct 15 2009 12:51 pm   #3nmcil
Our favorite Buffyverse Vamp is in the Paley Center TV Vampire Takedown - both Spike and Angel are in the top leaders - PLEASE help support The Buffyverse Vampires come out as the Best TV Vamps.  Especially with all the new vampires out now, It would be such a great statement about the outstanding work that both JM and DB did and the Exceptional work that Joss Whedon and all the creative staff accomplished with Buffy and AtS.  And if Spike actually managed to come out as Best Vampire, how neat would that be.  If you can, please vote - don't know how long the contest is running.

http://paleycenter.org/tv-vampire-stakedown/
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 15 2009 04:26 pm   #4LisFayte
Yay! Spike is still in the lead, I've voted for him 3 times, but I would have voted for Count Floyd before voting for one of the Twilight vamps
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Oct 15 2009 05:09 pm   #5lovesbitch91
Spike's still in the lead with 27.something %. lol. And the Twilight vamps suck. I mean, they frickin' sparkle. What kind of vampire sparkles????

Oct 15 2009 10:53 pm   #6Jen 
okay so i went there and voted for spike but one thing really got on my nerves.... under the description for Spike it says "See Angel" Did he not merit his own line or two? It would be ironic if he won after not even getting his own description. LOL
Oct 16 2009 01:14 am   #7~ Ami 
Yeah I voted a couple of times too, and that See Angel line pissed me off. It's like Spike is always second best...doesn't even merit his own description.   But YAY!! he's in the lead.
Oct 16 2009 07:45 am   #8Sensei
I think one or a couple of devoted fans just went and voted for Eric a bunch of times this evening because he is up to 19% bringing Spike down to 24%.  Come on, folks.  It is time to rally around our hero.  Go to the link above and vote again!

***Could someone post when this ends what the final results are?  I'm going on vacation without my laptop and won't be able to keep up with it.  Thanks!

Oct 16 2009 08:01 am   #9Niori 
Well, you can't blame those Eric fans- I hope he comes in second myself. lol
And I noticed that it wasn't only Spike that got shafted with the didn't get his own decription- Erin got that too (Stupid Bill got the description). Not to mention it was pretty much the exact same description for Spike/Angel, execpt they switched the names to Bill, Erin and Sookie.
And now I'm off to vote for Spike again, because he's the best!
Oct 16 2009 08:23 am   #10LisFayte
As much as I love Eric in the books and on the show, I would have to pick Julian Luna as my second choice, Mark Frankel was scorchingly hot, sad he died just weeks after Kindred: The Embraced was cancelled.
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Oct 16 2009 08:26 am   #11nmcil
The problem is that polls start to get into "who is the hottest" instead of the premise, which is who was the greatest?  Plus, this is a poll about TV productions, not novels - and what we have seen thus far about The True Blood vamps or The Vampire Diaries thus far does not put them anywhere near the powerful vampires or the powerful stories of Spike or Angel.  Most of the candidates listed just do not have the compelling stories that the Joss Whedon characters have. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 18 2009 04:58 am   #12nmcil
Come all you Spike Lovers - the Eric Fans are starting to kick butt over at the paleycenter Best Vamp -

How about taking a little bit of time to show your Spike Love - I hate to see him lose to Eric - Spike and his story is one of the most excellent and powerful creations ever on TV,
You can vote more than once - Spike is only ahead by a very small amount.


http://mail.google.com/mail/?hl=en&tab=wm#inbox/124657be7117d4e2
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 18 2009 08:14 am   #13TammyDevil666
Not saying I don't want him to win, but if Spike does lose to Eric, it would be understandable.  I wouldn't want him to lose to anyone else, though.  He still comes first in my book.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Oct 18 2009 10:07 pm   #14BandS 
Question?

Can they tell we vote for them like I don't know 1000 plus times?  The other night I voted until I got the number up to 29.29 then it drastically dropped in the morning.  I wonder if the "computer" calculations drop off a lot of the same IP addresses to make it legit?

I was seriously voted out that day...I did some at work which is easier because it's a big place and has, idk, how many IP addresses floating around that place?  Why do percentages?  Why not vote numbers?  When the heck is it ending?  Cuz, I jump in every now and then to vote.  I swear I think I'm seeing voting in my head now - at how many times I did vote...And, honestly?  I can't even remember how many.  All I know, is I votes tons and then had it down to a science - so I really lost count, lol. 

I agree it's going to be close - between Spike and Eric then Mick coming in 3rd.

So does anyone know how exactly this is counted and when it's over?  Cuz wow so much voting, lol....
Oct 19 2009 05:56 pm   #15The Enemy of Reality

I vote for Spike every day so many times I can't even count it! lol I've just voted for him 15 times and he's up to 30%. Let's not stop though, because Spike is definitely the greatest vampire of them all. None of the other vamps has undergone such a fascinating journey or has so many layers to their character. And even if it was a poll about the hottest vamp, Spike would still deserve to win in my opinion! Not that Eric isn't hot, but he just lacks that warmth and emotions Spike's eyes held even when he was evil (thanks to James), or the sexual grace he carried as he walked, or even when he just stood! lol

It says that the poll ends Novermber 2, so let's just keep voting so Sike ends up being first!

Oct 20 2009 02:57 am   #16nmcil
Thanks for posting the update and the giving us the closing date -

While I like Eric his story is too new, I feel like I have no history with this character - with Spike, I know the power and quality of the vampire and his human side - his story is one of the, IMO, greatest ever created for television - either as genre or drama. 

Spike of all those listed deserves to win -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 20 2009 03:47 pm   #17BandS 
I take that back, lol. 

Spike - 1st

Eric - 2nd

3rd is very close and could go either way.  My guess?  Angel.

Come on vote for our favorite and amazing vamp - SPIKE!!!!!!

I agree Nmcil and The Enemy of Reality there will never be another vamp like Spike.  With Eric?  I love him too, but Spike (you're right) has this look in his eye that can go either way.  Eric?  Has this look that say 'I want to eat you for dinner' or lol, I want to eat you.  He is shown small shots of showing another side to him, but it could go either way.  They could give Spike a run for his money - if they do manage to 'romantisize' Eric.  However, I think they will keep him 'authoritive' and sex appeal unless they feel he needs to go in a different direction.  I like his myserious appeal about him.  I'm still trying to figure him out.  Does he have a heart or does he sense that there is something about Sookie that appeals to him that he wants all to himself?  Sometimes it seems genuine and other times, Idk, like he wants to possess her to be his.  Almost like haha I won.  Okay he does have that copy cat version appeal about Spike...Hmmm, but still trying to figure him out because, like I said, he could go either way on television.  Not sure about the books.  Because, honestly?  I didn't know they existed.  Oops.

Finally, about time they put up when it was ending lol. 

Nov 2nd and he is now at 30.03% and it's fluctuating, so lets keep voting!  Voting ends Nov 2 in 13 days!
Oct 20 2009 05:37 pm   #18Tammy 
LOL, yeah, if you go by the books, Eric is more of a hero.  He's romantic, sweet, still a bit of a pain, but I like him so much more than I do on the show.  It's obvious in those how much he cares for Sookie, on the show, we still don't know exactly what he wants, but yay for Spike!
Oct 21 2009 02:03 am   #19nmcil
The thing over at True Blood, is that if they do a huge change toward the Eric of the books, it would seem that the entire trust of the series would have to change.  Right now, what I find so very interesting is the social commentary on organized faith and social responsibility combined with individual choice.    Especially in the character of Godric, the Newlins and Bill.    I was really sorry to see Godric leave the series, but had he stayed his story would have to have been explored which would have taken away from the main characters.  It will be interesting to see what Alan Ball does with the third season.

Still, I want Spike to win because at this point their stories and performances is all that we have to go by - and the contest is for television not books - if we were going by books, Lestat and the Anne Rice vampire saga would, IMO, would be at the top of the listing.  As Spike is also in the books, along with the TV series, he would still be a top contender.
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 24 2009 04:31 am   #20Scarlet Ibis
Please vote for Spike here.


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Oct 24 2009 06:41 am   #21Tammy 
I voted for Spike, but when I think of an evil vampire, he doesn't usually come to mind.  I still had to vote for him, though.
Oct 26 2009 09:42 pm   #22~ Ami 
Keep voting for Spike guys...it seems the Angel lovers are out in full force and have gotten him to 16 %, while Eric is at almost 23 and Spike is has slipped down from 30 to 29.5%.  So VOTE, VOTE, VOTE! 
Oct 27 2009 02:56 am   #23The Enemy of Reality
I've just voted for Spike several times, but every time I have, Angel's percentage rose instead of Spike's!!! I think the poll has been hacked, and every time someone votes for Spike, it actually transfers to Angel somehow... which would explain why he is now up to almost 18%! I'm so pissed right now... what pathtic excuse for a human being would sabotage a vampire poll?? Don't they have better things to do with their life? I hate cheaters, and Spike deserves to win! I wish they would close the poll already before stupid Angel wins, or more appropiately, literaly steals the victory from Spike. Those Angel lovers are obviously just sad sad people.
Oct 27 2009 03:52 am   #24~ Ami 
Yeah I noticed that too. Whenever I vote for Spike Angel's numbers go up. Totally pathetic, whoever did it. I hate cheaters...I guess the only way they can win is by cheating. Losers!  
Hopefully they'll close the poll soon, hope they realize what's going on.

I agree with you, TEoR...they are sad, sad people!
Oct 27 2009 05:20 am   #25Tammy 
Start voting for Angel, see what happens.  Yeah, if that is the case, it's pretty sad.
Oct 27 2009 04:34 pm   #26BandS 
Hate to rain on everyone's gloom about the poll being rigged, but it's actually not.  In fact given the number of candidates and those that continuously keep voting - I'd say that it takes a percent change of 20 or more votes.  Then you also have to take into count - you really don't have a clue who is on there voting.  I noticed one night the page took a bit longer to load when I kept refreshing.  That's when you notice there are more voting.  I have also noticed this poll is now floating on so many sites.  Either it's important to people or it's not.

I started to think it was rigged at one point too.  It seemed every 100 votes seemed to at one point go to Eric and I was voting for Spike.  Then I started thinking...what if...what if all this voting doesn't matter?  What if they are tallying it by IP address?  But, then, that is cruel because what if those who don't have computers used public access.  So I don't think it's that.

I found that it's all about numbers to candidates is how it's tallied.  I'm terrible at math, so for me to realize this was astonishing.  That's why I came to the conclusion for ever 20 votes you earn that small percentage plus change rather than.  How did I notice this?  I looked at every single one of the candidates percentages and figured you need to take away from each for Spike to reach an actual 100% which won't happen regardless how hard we try.  So sorry to burst the 'it's rigged band wagon'  it's not and phooey I wish it was that easy.

All things considered...It's nearly Nov 2, I believe the voters have taken a 'somewhat' break which they will come out in full force as the poll comes to a close.  So my guess?  Vote right before it ends and don't stop!  Or keep voting casually then go full force.

I wouldn't advise start voting for others...it suddenly raises the numbers.  I did that with Eric and numbers started kissing Spike's.  Sooooo...I'd strongly advise against it, that is, if you want Spike to win.  Just my opinion.
Oct 27 2009 05:22 pm   #27The Enemy of Reality
It looks to be all right now... I kept voting for Spike till his percentage rose by 0,02% which, let me tell you, wasn't a small amount of votes. lol But yesterday it seriously looked fishy... I voted for Spike like 35 times, but his number hadn't risen, not even by 0,01% whereas Angel's had by 0,03%... gotta make you suspicious! And then I read the comments below and someone was saying the same thing happened to them when voting for Spike. Who knows? Maybe it was just a coincidence. Anyway, keep voting for Spike... he deserves to win!!! I really can't figure out why there still isn't a Spike spin off... he's got so many fans that it would surely be a success. They should have done it ages ago IMO, because James, unlike Spike, is getting older... not less gorgeous though.
Oct 27 2009 07:54 pm   #28Scarlet 
 Don't forget the link I posted guys--click on the "here."  It has Spike pitted against Eric and that dude from Vampire Diaries.
Oct 27 2009 09:16 pm   #29BandS 
Uh, oh.  Me thinks there will be some serious competiton now.  They put up Nick Knight.  Why?  He was an amazing actor on this show.  Yeah, I watched it too, but not as obsessively as Buffy or True Blood.

There will be more votes coming in for him.

That dude from VD, Scarlet - isn't even a blimp on the radar lol.  They both are doing horribly.  I get the sexiness factor, but the acting?  IMVHO they suck (no pun intended).  I'm shocked at Ian for going to the Crap Wonder channel.  Yeah, we wonder but most of it is, well, crap on that channel.  This coming from a avid tv viewer of the WB, UPN, and now CW for a long time.  They have gone to the epitome of 'BIG YAWN' and are at the brink of desperation.  OTH and GG I still watch.  Oh forgot Smallville and ANTM.  I don't watch VD, at all. 

And, wow, did I ramble.  Sorry.

Point.  Keep voting!!!!  Nick is there and may give us a run for our undeaths!  It's neck and neck with Eric and Angel trailing behind.

As of now: NY time a bit after 4pm.  Argument sake 4:16pm

Nick Knight 0% so far...He was just put up on the board.

Angel 16.48%

Barnabas Collins 5.76%

Bill Compton 14.62%

The Count 0.48%

Count Chocula Mr Coco Cereal Vampy (LMAO) 0.03%

Count Floyd 0.04%

Eric Northman 23.29%

Darla 6%

Drusilla 0.59%

Julian Luna 0.22%

Kurt Barlow 0.07%

Mick St. John 6.32%

Janos Skorzeny 0.02%

Spike 28.89%

Damon Salvatore 1.28%

Stefan Salvatore 1.31%

Believable running...wonder what will happen when people notice Nick is there now.  Hmmm keep voting for Spike!

Oct 27 2009 11:22 pm   #30Tammy 
I don't know why they would just now add someone, but I don't know Nick Knight, so that's not a problem for me.  VD is actually a pretty good show, I like it a lot more than I thought I would, and I don't get why everyone is always down on the acting, I've seen a lot worse.  The only reason they're not higher is because the show is still pretty new.  I for one am not completely hooked yet.  While I do like Ian and think he's a hottie, I'm not so crazy about his character.  I watch pretty much everything on CW, nope, not ashamed to admit that.
Oct 28 2009 07:21 pm   #31nmcil
Thanks for the update - and PLEASE vote for Spike - I still think he deserves to win.

Nick Knight - how many current viewers of the vampire genre have actually seen this character and the series?  I never have
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 28 2009 08:24 pm   #32Tammy 
I've heard of it, but I've never seen it.
Oct 29 2009 08:51 am   #33LadyYashka
Forever Knight ran from 1992-1996 and had one of the most kick ass vampires ever. Sadly, Lucien LaCroix, (sire to one Nick Knight), is not on that list. If he had been, I'd have voted for him.
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Oct 29 2009 11:48 am   #34slaymesoftly
I watched it whenever I could - which wasn't all that often, alas. Can't remember why. Maybe wasn't around when it was on, or it was a cable show?
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Oct 29 2009 02:18 pm   #35LadyYashka
According to Wiki, Forever Knight originally aired on CBS.
Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters. — Neil Gaiman
Oct 29 2009 02:48 pm   #36BandS 

Ya it was - Although, I think I saw more of it on USA network when it stopped airing on CBS.  I was more into - at that time - 90210.  I still can't get over how that show ran for 10 years, lol.  Plus strict parents...limited television time.  So I caught Forever Knight a lot on USA.  Wow time just flew.  I loved USA for this.  This network was well known back then for taking on other shows and airing the older episodes...Oh how the times change - now it has it's own shows...lol.  They still had their own shows, but I remember once upon a time - when my parents wouldn't get cable tv and USA was part of basic cable - it had all re-run shows - and I was stoked!  Wow, I just realized I'm way too lenient on my daughter...She gets to watch all the fave young tv shows...and I didn't.  I had to beg to watch even 90210.  Sigh...

Oh keep voting!  Spike's at - 30.65 as of 9:48 am Eastern Standard time!!!!

Oct 29 2009 08:30 pm   #37maryperk
I found the first two seasons of Forever Knight at Walmart, way cheap.  $15 each I think.  Now if I can just get season 3 without it being $30 by itself.  LOL.
Oct 29 2009 08:51 pm   #38nmcil
here is a site where we can watch this series - it was classified as a "safe" site with my Norton Safe Search -

http://tv.blinkx.com/show/forever-knight/FByW_9W0NRc2uFEpalMTm0yeTQ8#s1
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 01 2009 03:51 am   #39Joyce
Big Forever Knight fan here...but I keep voting for Spike!!! However, I still love Nick..cool, suave yet tortured simultaneously. The show, Angel, borrowed quite a bit IMHO..vampire detective.
Nov 01 2009 05:14 am   #40nmcil
I am going to watch it online - people who do know the series all seem to like it very much.
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 01 2009 07:27 pm   #41nmcil
This might be the last day to place your vote for Spike as the Greatest TV Vampire - think the poll ends Nov. 2  - not sure when the votes stop being taken.

Angel has moved up in the poll and Eric continues to be close -

Stop by vote and even think about leaving a comment -

Hope you all had a wonderful Halloween -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 01 2009 10:12 pm   #42~ Ami 
I go on the Paley site every day to vote for Spike. He's now at 32.07% and Angel is at 21.66% @ 4PM Eastern time. Looks like the Angel lovers have crawled outta the woodwork to vote fo him, so let's keep voting for Spike! They've made it pretty close...cause they pushed Eric to 3rd place.

BTW nmcil ITA with the remark you left there. And it looks like that chick that responded to you doesn't believe in free speech and opinions cause she basically said you had no right to vote or speak cause you don't love Angel. ;P


VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!! SPIKE!!
Nov 02 2009 03:56 am   #43nmcil

Excerpt from PaleyCenter Lissa comment (oct. 28)

It's going to be a tight race.  My guess?  It will be between Spike, Eric, and Angel with Bill closely following.  It will be very very close.

I have sat there watching the numbers for each go up and down - drastically.  Then they are level. 

It's seriously?  All about the math and the number of fans on the site.  Because if you vote for - say Spike even once - it won't budge.  My guess?  Even if you vote 15 times - it won't budge until it has a significant amount of votes then it increases making the others decrease.

So if you're a Spike fan - get voting!!!!!  I know I want to throw a tantrum too, and say 'No it's rigged' too, but I won't because it's not.  Hard to hear?  Oh yeah.  Makes you want to be mad, but it makes me wonder why fans are voting for each?

If nothing else, my "reality check" comment stirred up the voters - I certainly pissed of that Angel fan - strange since I don't believe that I even mentioned Angel in my comment - 'gotta love the fandoms. 

 

” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 02 2009 06:20 am   #44Sensei
LAST MINUTE--SAVE SPIKE'S LEAD!  As I have read, the Angel fans have actually organized a last minute campaign and are sitting at their computers voting for hours.  In the past few hours alone Spike's lead had dropped from 10% to just half that now.  It will only take a few more hours before it is gone unless we counter those votes with lots of our own.  Here is a reminder of the link http://paleycenter.org/tv-vampire-stakedown

Nov 02 2009 06:25 am   #45Niori 
Spike is gaining again- when I voted two or so hours ago he was was at 31.18% and now he's 31.91%. Angel's gone down like 2%. But seriously, keep voting- you never know when those Angel fans will come back. lol
Nov 02 2009 06:35 am   #46Scarlet Ibis
I posted the link on a couple of comms, but there's still time yet for the Angel fans to bring his numbers back up...

If Spike wins this poll as well, anyone have a tally on how many that is so far?

And I think he won that E! poll..Their deadline was Halloween, I believe, and he was a good ten points ahead of Eric.
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Nov 02 2009 07:57 pm   #47Sensei

James has to be feeling the love right now!  Scarlet, can you tell me where to go to see the E! poll results?  Also (off topic!) having just moved back to the USA from Asia, I had never heard of True Blood.  The Paley poll shows it has a good following, so it must be a good show.  Is it still on television?  Does anyone know where I can view first season episodes of it?


Nov 02 2009 08:14 pm   #48Tammy 
You should be able to view the episodes here:  http://www.yidio.com/show/true-blood

Just because it has a good following, doesn't mean it's for everyone. I for one love the show, but it took me until the second season to get
completely hooked.
Nov 02 2009 10:19 pm   #49Scarlet 
Spike won
Nov 04 2009 05:07 am   #50nmcil
It is silly to be so stirred up by this Paley Center Poll - but because it was from the location where they had that Big Reunion, I really wanted Spike to win.

” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 04 2009 07:10 am   #51Sensei
Yeah, you're right.  We all did get a bit obsessive and spent hours voting and revoting and revoting.  But wasn't it fun?  (and even a bit of a nail biter that last 24 hrs!)  There were some really juvenile people writing nasty comments cutting down others who did not love the same vamp they did (I believe nmcil suffered at the hands of one of them), so I wrote a rather longish comment myself.  It was about how we all have our love of this genre in common and it should be a uniting factor, not a devisive one, showing Hollywood that there is a large, devoted fan base out there. I even added how impressive it was that 4 of the vamps nominated were creations of Joss! No one replied--they just continued their rants, but hopefully the Powers that Be read it and that will help quality vampire shows continue.

Since this topic thread is about Buffy and Angel actors in general, can someone tell me why "Fred" has left the show Dollhouse.  Did she ask to leave the show, have a falling out with Joss or maybe with Eliza, or what?  (I remember someone wrote that James would never get to guest on the show because Eliza was mad at him over a song he had written about her--although I don't know if that is true...)  Anyway, I love Amy Acker and really miss seeing her on Dollhouse.

Nov 04 2009 08:29 am   #52TammyDevil666
I believe Amy left to film her new series "Happy Town," I think that's what it's called.  She will supposedly show up in Dollhouse again, though.  As for James and Eliza, yes, he did write a song about her, but I have no idea if that's why she was mad at him or not, the song was written a few years ago.  He wouldn't really reveal the reason.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Nov 04 2009 08:45 am   #53teena 
I really never have liked her so it it comes as no surprise she has always been a fuckwit.
Nov 04 2009 08:53 am   #54teena 
oh I forgot to say all of her programs have always failed because she is not a good actress just like that Reilly person he was dreadfulwhat were the writers thinking just the same what was joss doing?he must have been thinking of another loser show
Nov 04 2009 05:57 pm   #55.... 
that's nice, really.  some opinions should be kept to yourself, bashing the actors is really immature.  that's not what this thread is about, so take it somewhere else.
Nov 05 2009 01:27 am   #56nmcil
I personally loved both Amy Acker and Elisha Dushku - her role as Echo must be very difficult to play -

Speaking of the Buffyverse and Angelverse actors - One of the things that was so outstanding were the actors - everyone from the leads to the secondary roles to the very minor appearances were terrific.  One of the actors that I had the most respect for was Adam Baush (sp?) - he was awesome as Warren and Tom Lenk was another, IMO, did was terrific. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 05 2009 03:45 am   #57Joyce
I second the sentiment about Eliza being a wonderful actress. To quote a cliche..she's getting better all the time. Such a range.
Nov 05 2009 04:19 am   #58Tammy 
I have to agree, I get tired of everyone saying how bad her acting is in Dollhouse, I just don't see it.  To play so many characters, and then Echo who is supposed to have not much going on upstairs, I think she does an excellent job.  And let's face it, that can't be easy.
Oct 23 2010 08:29 am   #59ladycat713 
I believe that was Emma Caulfield I spotted in the promo for next weeks The Good Guys. She's playing a hit woman.
Oct 23 2010 07:09 pm   #60TammyDevil666
Cool, it's a shame I don't watch that show.  Emma is also in Life Unexpected.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Oct 24 2010 12:02 am   #61Niori
Also, Julie Benz is in a new show called 'No Ordianry Family'. I watched an episode and thought it was a rip off of The Incredables without being funny, but other people out there might like it.
~ Niori ~
Oct 24 2010 01:02 am   #62TammyDevil666
I wouldn't say that, but I'm enjoying the show so far. 
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Oct 24 2010 05:45 am   #63nmcil
you can watch James Marsters in his Caprica guest appearances at the SyFy Home Site -  watching his episodes is a great way to support James Marsters.  I still can't figure out why Caprica has such a small amount of viewing audience.  I think it is an excellent series - great cast, wonderful sets and  costuming, interesting themes. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 30 2010 11:40 pm   #64Joyce
'No Ordinary Family" is getting better with each episode.  There is an underlying villain which can keep the show going for awhile.
Also, I love, love "Caprica" even though with no cable I can only watch on Hulu.com which my old computer can barely keep up with therefore 'crappy pix quality"  as my son says.  He does not understand why I can watch on such an old computer but he does not understand the pull of a very good show. 

Emma Caulfield is also in a movie TIMeR, a romantic comedy which is so-so but not bad.  It is available on Netflix instant watch.
Nov 06 2010 12:33 am   #65SpaceLord 
I saw James play a good guy version of Brainiac on Smallville a while back, showing Clark the way to the future or some such rot
Nov 06 2010 08:37 am   #66nmcil
Can anyone give me a good date or episode title for the JM Brainiac episode - I would like to get it on itunes. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 06 2010 11:52 am   #67CM 
James was on Smallville most recently on Oct. 15th. Season 10. The 200th episode of the show. Title was "Homecoming", as in homecoming time at high school.
Nov 09 2010 08:16 am   #68nmcil
Thanks much for the JM Smallville title -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 16 2010 11:13 pm   #69Sensei
Did any of you catch the line Nathan Fillion threw out to his Firefly fans on the episode of Castle last night Nov. 15, 2010?  I first saw him when he played that icky, evil priest with the black eyes on Buffy season 7.  It took me a few episodes of watching Joss Whedon's Firefly before I could start seeing him as "Capt. Mal" instead.  Then I fell in love with the show...but like so many other Joss shows, it was cancelled.  Knowing Nathan was going to be the star of Castle, I began watching it, and again after a while I began to see him as Castle instead of a character from two of Joss's shows--until last night when the writers (or he himself) purposely threw in an inside joke for all his loyal Firefly followers.  Near the end of the episode, they encounter two Chinese men, and Castle says a threatening sentence to them in Chinese.  When Beckett is impressed and asks if he had a year studying abroad, Castle answers, "No, just an old TV show I used to love." (I could hear the Browncoats squealing across the entire country!)  Anyway, it was a great line and worthy of something Joss would have thrown in had he written this episode!  (You can watch the episode at abc.com)

Nov 17 2010 12:02 am   #70TammyDevil666
Oh, wow, I didn't even get that when I watched last night's episode.  I'm kicking myself now...lol!
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Nov 17 2010 01:32 am   #71nmcil
Yes, it was outstanding - I wish the writers would stop trying to convert the series into a light comedy one -   this season it feels like the writers are tying to force too much comedy on the characters, especially the men.  It works really well when the light comedy touches have a natural feel to them - when the lines are clever and come from the intelligence of the characters - not that forced kind of thing that seems to be going on this season.  This changes could actually destroy the show and turn off a lot of viewers. 

I loved Firefly and I still love to watch my DVD's -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 17 2010 07:09 am   #72TammyDevil666
I have to disagree, I think that's what makes the show as good as it is.  With these characters, it just works.  I for one wouldn't want it to change.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Nov 17 2010 07:39 am   #73Niori
I'm gonna go with Tammydevil- I haven't had much time to watch Castle this season (it falls on sorority meeting night damnit!), but I'm loving it everytime I see it. The humor is awesome, and the cast pulls it off so well. Nathan Fillion is just awesome in the role.
~ Niori ~
Nov 17 2010 08:23 am   #74TammyDevil666
Yeah, and Nathan is just a hilarious guy in general.  I honestly don't think anyone else could have pulled off that character as well.  I don't find the comedy too over the top, and sometimes I need this show after all the drama I watch.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Nov 19 2010 10:20 pm   #75Sensei
Nathan is a lot like James--able to pull off different types of characters well.  It takes good acting to be as creepy as Caleb was on Buffy, a space cowboy, and now a lightly comedic, semi-romantic lead.

Flipping through the channels Thur. night I paused when I saw what looked like Nicholas Brendon's face.  It was!  I caught him in the last 15 min. of Private Practice playing a rapist.  He was somber, and cold, and kind of scary until he spoke.  Then I heard Xander's voice, and all I could do was smile.  I'm so glad to know he is still getting roles--although I know it must be hard on him going from a series regular to the small irregular guest roles he gets now and then.  Does he have another job to tide him over financially when he has no TV guest spots?

Nov 20 2010 06:03 am   #76nmcil
I know that Nicholas Brendon does conventions now and then - he started out after the series and unfortunately for his career became involved in some films and a series that was a total flop.  It was great seeing Danny Strong in those few episodes of Mad Men.  The person I wish I could see more often is Adam Bausch (sp?)  He was outstanding as Warren -

You can listen to James Marsters in the LA Theatre Works production of "She Stoops To Conquer"  http://www.latw.org/
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 20 2010 07:04 am   #77ladycat713 
Nicholas Brendon is still occassionally in Criminal Minds and Summer Glau was in the last ep of Chuck- Chuck vs the Fear of Death - still available to watch for free on nbc.com/chuck
Nov 21 2010 05:24 pm   #78All4Spike
I loved the Halloween episode of 'Castle' when Nathan wore the 'Space cowboy' brown coat outfit and suggested Buffy was in town when they found a body that had been staked through the heart. Big shout-outs to both his previous roles. I squeeeeed!
Love's a funny thing...
Nov 22 2010 12:11 am   #79Niori
OMG! I just watched that episode last night (I found the 2nd season on sale), and I squeed too! It made me so happy! Watching it was totally worth putting off my term paper. lol
~ Niori ~
Nov 22 2010 11:40 pm   #80All4Spike
I have just been catching up with Warehouse 13 and the episode I watched tonight (season 2 episode 2) included Jewel Staite (Kaylee) and Sean Maher (Dr Simon Tam) from Firefly. Not strictly speaking Buffy actors, but definitely Joss-verse actors... and of course Jane Espenson was one of the creators of Warehouse 13...
Love's a funny thing...
Nov 23 2010 04:57 am   #81CM 
James will be back on Five-0 on Dec. 13th.
Nov 23 2010 06:07 am   #82nmcil
Pretty sure that Jewel Staite was in an original Hallmark or Lifetime film last night  -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Dec 07 2010 12:35 pm   #83CM 
James ep preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3KwxiC5yHI&feature=player_embedded
Dec 08 2010 03:27 am   #84Sensei
Oh, I'm so embarrassed. (hanging my head in shame) I was so proud of myself for catching the Castle shoutout to Firefly when Nathan gave that line about speaking Chinese, but then I totally missed the fact that he was wearing his brown coat in the Halloween episode...although I did catch the Buffy line!  Thanks for pointing it out, All4Spike!

Dec 30 2010 12:11 am   #85All4Spike
I just spotted Amy Acker playing a major guest starring role in the final episode of season 1 of 'Human Target. She was gorgeous as always, and acted everyone else in the episode off the screen.
Love's a funny thing...
Jan 03 2011 02:25 am   #86nmcil
She is such a beautiful looking woman - I wish that James Marstes, Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof would all land some outstanding series role - these three are such outstanding performers I just wish that they could find the same level of success as did DB and AH and AH. 

Now with the disappointing news about "3 Inches" - that it is very likely not to go into production, it is just another time that James Marsters does not get to have a good chance at the TV series where here would appear all the time.  It was so good seeing him not in his "Evil Man" persona in the Smallville 200th episode.  I purchased the episode in HD on itunes and am very glad to have it. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 15 2011 10:56 am   #87Mo 
TV’s erstwhile Buffy Summers, Sarah Michelle Gellar, is poised for a return to the smaller screen as the star of a new CBS drama pilot. Titled Ringer, the prospective new series revolves around a young woman on the run from the mob.

Ringer was penned by Supernatural writer-producers Eric Charmelo and Nicole Snyder; ABC Studios, CBS TV Studios and Brillstein Entertainment Partners will coproduce

Source: TV Line

Jan 26 2011 11:59 am   #88nmcil
I wish her well with the new series - will be great to see her on screen again. 

Please to see that Castle has been renewed  - sure wish that James Marsters could land a role in a good series. Wish there was some way that he could become part of the new Torchwood cast.
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 29 2011 03:17 am   #89Sensei
Really?  They're bringing Torchwood back?  Hurray!!!!  Do you know when?  Captain John was larger than life and really stole the show away from Captain Jack and the rest of the cast, so I'm not sure they'd ever let JM reprise that role as a regular...but there are so many loose ends to tie up that if the show is coming back, surely they must have him guest star again.

Jan 29 2011 08:23 am   #90nmcil
The plans are to do a Torchwood USA - Jane Espenson, If I have it correct, will be doing some of the writing - not sure who will return from the original cast,  with the baby story I don't see who Gwen or Rhys would return.  I will have to check on the status.  I would love to see some back stories about the Time Agents.
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 29 2011 03:12 pm   #91slaymesoftly
I believe Gwen is supposed to be part of the cast, but it will mainly concentrate on the newer characters and Jack. There has been discussion of bringing John back, but at the time James was hoping that "Three Inches" series would take off. Now that it's been sidelined and with Jane Espenson writing writing, I'd be surprised if he didn't make a few appearances...  I could even see, if John Barrowman goes on to do something else, James' character becoming a regular with the American based team.  That would, of course, only occur if #1, the series is a success, and #2 if the main star gets tired of being Capt. Jack.
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Feb 04 2011 03:38 am   #92CM 
James' wedding announcement: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20463697,00.html
Feb 04 2011 04:54 am   #93nmcil
I believe Gwen is supposed to be part of the cast, but it will mainly concentrate on the newer characters and Jack. There has been discussion of bringing John back, but at the time James was hoping that "Three Inches" series would take off. Now that it's been sidelined and with Jane Espenson writing writing, I'd be surprised if he didn't make a few appearances...  I could even see, if John Barrowman goes on to do something else, James' character becoming a regular with the American based team.  That would, of course, only occur if #1, the series is a success, and #2 if the main star gets tired of being Capt. Jack.


If The Time Agents are introduced there could be lots of opportunities to do stories using new characters and casts. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Feb 09 2011 04:13 am   #94Caro Mio 
James Marsters event schedule:

March 4-6: Emerald City ComiCon, Seattle, WA

March 12: San Diego IndieFest concert

March 25-27: Megacon, Orlando, FL

April 29-30: The Bard's Birthday Bash event, location SOPAC

May: Hub 6, Northampton, UK

June 17-19: Supanova Sydney

June 24-26: Supanova Perth

Aug. 11-14: Wizard World Chicago

Sept. 2-5: Dragon Con

Sept. 17-18: Montreal Comic Con

Oct. 22-23: Wizard World Mid-Ohio

Nov. 11-13: Wizard World Austin

Dec. 2-3: Wizard World Atlanta
May 14 2011 10:59 am   #95Mo 
Possibly the most surprising news of the day, according to Deadline the CW is picking up CBS's Ringer with Sarah Michele Geller


Ringer is a drama about a troubled young woman who, while on the run from the mob, hides out by inhabiting the life of her wealthy twin sister until she learns that her twin's life has a bounty on it as well
Source: Deadline
May 15 2011 05:17 pm   #96Spikez_tart
Not exactly on topic, but I was watching that fine James Bond movie, The World is Not Enough  last night (Pierce was looking all Alexis Denisoffey) and who should appear but Serena Scott Thomas, the actress who played Mrs. Gwendolyn Post, rogue watcher.  Revelations with Mrs. P was aired in 1998, but TWINE came out in 1999.  Could it be the Broccolis are BTVS fans? 

Also,  for my fellow capitalist pigs, Principal Snyder appeared in Atlas Shrugged.   Hee, playing to type.
If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
May 16 2011 10:49 am   #97nmcil
I'm sorry to have missed Atlas Shrugged -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
May 17 2011 03:46 am   #98Spikez_tart
Netflix is going to have it.  The train was cool.  I'm betting the train wreck is going to be even better.
If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
May 17 2011 07:34 am   #99nmcil
This is the preview notes on new NBC shows - Anthony Head is in the pilot - not sure if he is going to sign up for the entire series.

FREE AGENTS – “Free Agents” is a crooked workplace/romantic new comedy from creator John Enbom (“Party Down&rdquo and Emmy Award-winning director Todd Holland (“Malcolm in the Middle&rdquo based on the cult U.K. series of the same name that explores the trials and tribulations of two public relations executives on the rebound. Alex (Hank Azaria, “The Simpsons,” “Huff&rdquo is newly divorced and can barely keep himself together while his co-worker Helen (Kathryn Hahn, “Hung&rdquo thinks she has it together but is obsessed with her deceased fiancé and actually is falling apart. Then a drunken Alex and Helen end up in bed together, and in the resulting sober confusion, Helen decides that they should only be friends. Meanwhile Alex’s co-workers, Dan (Mo Mandel, “Love Bites,” “Modern Family&rdquo and Gregg (Al Madrigal, “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Gary, Unmarried&rdquo, and Stephen (Anthony Head, “Merlin,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer&rdquo fail in their attempts to help him get back out on the dating scene. When Alex finally agrees to a date, Helen gets a little jealous, and he gets cold feet, so they end up back where they started — in a casual, intimate and beautifully awkward relationship. Also starring is Joe Lo Truglio (“Backwash,” “Mad Love&rdquo and Natasha Leggero (“Ugly Americans,” “’Til Death&rdquo. “Free Agents” is a production of Universal Media Studios in association with Dark Toy and Big Talk Productions. Enbom is executive producer/creator along with executive producer/director Holland. Karey Burke (“Miss/Guided&rdquo executive-produces, along with Big Talk Productions’ Kenton Allen (“Free Agents,” BBC Network) and Nira Park, as well as Chris Niel.

WEDNESDAY
8-8:30 p.m. – UP ALL NIGHT
8:30-9 p.m. – FREE AGENTS
9-10 p.m. — Harry’s Law
10-11 p.m. — Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
May 20 2011 12:31 am   #100JoJo 
Repo the Genetic Opera - is quite enjoyable for Anthony Stewart Head fans. Its obviously not exactly new, just making sure no ones missed it.
May 27 2011 04:36 am   #101Lurker 
Amber Bensen was in episode 19 (Mommy Dearest) of Supernatural...only for a few minutes, but still. *shrugs* Torchwood: Miracle Day, from what I gathered from the promo, is going to have lots of action, and SMG doesn't look like she aged a bit!

Promo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN0c3hZ53pc
May 28 2011 12:42 am   #102Spikez_tart
Here's a promo clip for SMG's new show

http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/05/25/sarah-michelle-gellar-ringer-traile/

If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
May 29 2011 05:43 am   #103Lurker 
Sorry, that was episode 19 of Supernatural season six and the promo was for SMG's new series...
Aug 18 2011 09:57 am   #104Mo 
The CW’s Supernatural aims to slay you by reuniting Buffyverse alumni Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters — aka Cordelia and Spike — in one of its Season 7 episodes.

What’s more, the two actors, who previously worked together both on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its David Boreanaz-fronted spin-off Angel, will be playing husband and wife on the spooktacular drama, which launches its new cycle on Friday, Sept. 23, at 9/8c. Watch for this glorious genre-gasm to come in the new season’s fifth episode, titled “Shut Up, Dr. Phil.”

“This episode is ‘Bewitched gone wrong,’” reveals showrunner Sera Gamble. “[It was] all upside for this successful man (Marsters) while he was married to the witch (Carpenter), but now that he’s pissed her off, the whole town is paying the price.”


Source:http://www.tvline.com/2011/08/supernatural-buffy-reunion/
Aug 22 2011 07:13 pm   #105All4Spike
I just spotted Riley Finn pretending to be a reckless surgeon in 'Body of Proof' - season 1 episode 5. He still can't act but he got to drive a cool car for a few seconds.
Love's a funny thing...
Aug 23 2011 04:00 am   #106Spikez_tart
He has no right to drive a cool car.  Take away those keys. 
If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
Aug 23 2011 06:20 am   #107nmcil

August Richards had a guest appearance on SyFy "Ware House 13" tonight - He looked wonderful - just like he did playing Lawyer Gunn - was really a great surprise seeing him tonight.

” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 02 2011 05:45 pm   #108All4Spike
I'm surprised not to see a discussion of SMG's performance in 'Ringers' yet. The first episode has just been screened over here in the UK. Fascinating premise and the special effects allowing Sarah to act with herself are as good if not better than when she interacted with the Buffybot. She has matured beautifully, acts everyone else off the screen and it's refreshing not to see her as skinny as a stick insect. Lovely to see the opening shots as her walking in the night and fighting - and to hear the song 'I fall to pieces', both of which I suspect may have been shout-outs to BtVS...
Love's a funny thing...
Oct 18 2011 09:13 am   #109nmcil
I am totally into the series - please go ahead and start a discussion -

Also - a reminder that James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter will be one Supernatural - pretty sure the episode will air this Friday -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Oct 22 2011 09:40 am   #110Caro Mio 
'Supernatural': Charisma Carpenter on her reunion with fellow 'Buffy' alum James Marsters
by Sandra Gonzalez

Tonight’s episode of Supernatural will feature a fandom clash of epic proportions as Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel alums Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters hit the small screen as a husband and wife witch team in an episode titled “Shut Up, Dr. Phil.” For Carpenter, who hadn’t shared a scene with Marsters since their days on the WB, it was an on-set reunion worth waiting for.

“We go way back,” she says. “It was fun to see an old friend on set and catch up on each other’s lives and talk about our kids, music, and books and talk about what it was like when we were working on this show and that show. It was a lot of intimate conversations about the old days. It was great.”

For fans who have been eagerly anticipating this episode ever since the announcement about the guest casting, Carpenter says it will be worth the wait. “She has some issues,” says the actress of her character, a scorned wife named Maggie, who unleashes her wrath on the town. “She’s a girl with issues and a lot of power, which is not a good combination,” she adds with a laugh. But as dark as the storyline gets at times, Carpenter assures, “There were a lot of funny moments in ‘Shut Up, Dr. Phil’ that were just a crack up. [Jensen Ackles] is quite good at the funny. It’s a special brand of talent to pull that off and [the cast and crew] do it so well.”

After years of being away from the, er, supernatural world, how was returning to a set similar to her old Buffy and Angel stomping ground? “Very easy,” says Carpenter. “It was like riding a bicycle. No trouble at all.” The only thing that didn’t come as easily? Getting back into the groove of learning foreign languages for spells.

“I was freaking out,” she says of the scene that required her to learn and recite Romanian dialogue after a tight schedule brought her practice time to nearly nothing. “I was literally on the brink of having a meltdown … I always have to put my best foot forward but there was just no time.” Luckily, she pulled it off, but it left her in admiration of what her co-stars have done for seven seasons. “Jensen had a two page Latin scene he had to recite while yelling at someone — it’s not easy this stuff. But they pull it off. It’s old hat after seven years, but I haven’t had to do that in ages. And Romanian! You can’t even fake an accent. I can fake Spanish and French. It’s just terrible. I’m sorry Romania, if you’re watching.”
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/21/supernatural-charisma-carpenter-buffy-james-marsters/
Oct 22 2011 02:24 pm   #111slaymesoftly
'Supernatural': Charisma Carpenter on her reunion with fellow 'Buffy' alum James Marsters
by Sandra Gonzalez

Tonight’s episode of Supernatural will feature a fandom clash of epic proportions as Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel alums Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters hit the small screen as a husband and wife witch team in an episode titled “Shut Up, Dr. Phil.” For Carpenter, who hadn’t shared a scene with Marsters since their days on the WB, it was an on-set reunion worth waiting for.

“We go way back,” she says. “It was fun to see an old friend on set and catch up on each other’s lives and talk about our kids, music, and books and talk about what it was like when we were working on this show and that show. It was a lot of intimate conversations about the old days. It was great.”

For fans who have been eagerly anticipating this episode ever since the announcement about the guest casting, Carpenter says it will be worth the wait. “She has some issues,” says the actress of her character, a scorned wife named Maggie, who unleashes her wrath on the town. “She’s a girl with issues and a lot of power, which is not a good combination,” she adds with a laugh. But as dark as the storyline gets at times, Carpenter assures, “There were a lot of funny moments in ‘Shut Up, Dr. Phil’ that were just a crack up. [Jensen Ackles] is quite good at the funny. It’s a special brand of talent to pull that off and [the cast and crew] do it so well.”

After years of being away from the, er, supernatural world, how was returning to a set similar to her old Buffy and Angel stomping ground? “Very easy,” says Carpenter. “It was like riding a bicycle. No trouble at all.” The only thing that didn’t come as easily? Getting back into the groove of learning foreign languages for spells.

“I was freaking out,” she says of the scene that required her to learn and recite Romanian dialogue after a tight schedule brought her practice time to nearly nothing. “I was literally on the brink of having a meltdown … I always have to put my best foot forward but there was just no time.” Luckily, she pulled it off, but it left her in admiration of what her co-stars have done for seven seasons. “Jensen had a two page Latin scene he had to recite while yelling at someone — it’s not easy this stuff. But they pull it off. It’s old hat after seven years, but I haven’t had to do that in ages. And Romanian! You can’t even fake an accent. I can fake Spanish and French. It’s just terrible. I’m sorry Romania, if you’re watching.”
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/10/21/supernatural-charisma-carpenter-buffy-james-marsters/


Thanks for sharing this, Caro!
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Oct 24 2011 08:11 pm   #112lunna798 
http://movies.yahoo.com/news/joss-whedon-wraps-secret-shakespeare-movie-project-152752788.html 

Nathan Fillion, Amy Acker and Tom Lenk are listed in the cast.
Oct 26 2011 04:37 am   #113Spikez_tart
What is with Joss and Amy Acker?  Just wondering.

Here's a nice review of Ringer: 

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/ringer-review-will-sarah-michelle-gellar-hang-onto-buffy-fans.html
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Nov 04 2011 04:30 am   #114nmcil

And I say - what is it with Joss Whedon and James Marsters - how come he never uses him in any of his projects?  They created a powerful and great character together - pity that they have never worked together again. 

” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 04 2011 10:32 pm   #115Spikez_tart

And I say - what is it with Joss Whedon and James Marsters - how come he never uses him in any of his projects?  They created a powerful and great character together - pity that they have never worked together again. 



Exactly!  He uses look alikes.  The "hero" in Dr. Horrible looked a lot like JM only younger.  Maybe it's just a timing thing or maybe JW wants to use younger actors. 
If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
Nov 05 2011 12:29 am   #116slaymesoftly

And I say - what is it with Joss Whedon and James Marsters - how come he never uses him in any of his projects?  They created a powerful and great character together - pity that they have never worked together again. 



Exactly!  He uses look alikes.  The "hero" in Dr. Horrible looked a lot like JM only younger.  Maybe it's just a timing thing or maybe JW wants to use younger actors. 


James has been working pretty steadily, either in guest rolels, movies, or in series that don't get picked up. He's also aging just enough to make it kinda creepy for him to be hitting on girls a lot younger. I'd guess it's a combination of scheduling problems, not having the right roles for him, and, perhaps even, Joss trying to help out the actors who haven't had as much steady work as James has since the show ended. I'd be surprised if he wouldn't call on James if joss had something he thought James could sink his teeth into the way he did with Spike.  There was an interview with James somewhere recently asking what his fav role ever was (among other questions) and he said "Spike" hands down.
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I am upper management.
Nov 05 2011 12:35 am   #117All4Spike

And I say - what is it with Joss Whedon and James Marsters - how come he never uses him in any of his projects?  They created a powerful and great character together - pity that they have never worked together again. 



Exactly!  He uses look alikes.  The "hero" in Dr. Horrible looked a lot like JM only younger.  Maybe it's just a timing thing or maybe JW wants to use younger actors. 

James has been working pretty steadily, either in guest rolels, movies, or in series that don't get picked up. He's also aging just enough to make it kinda creepy for him to be hitting on girls a lot younger. I'd guess it's a combination of scheduling problems, not having the right roles for him, and, perhaps even, Joss trying to help out the actors who haven't had as much steady work as James has since the show ended. I'd be surprised if he wouldn't call on James if joss had something he thought James could sink his teeth into the way he did with Spike.  There was an interview with James somewhere recently asking what his fav role ever was (among other questions) and he said "Spike" hands down.


Or maybe (like me) Joss is having trouble seeing James as any other character than Spike...
Love's a funny thing...
Nov 05 2011 02:55 am   #118slaymesoftly

And I say - what is it with Joss Whedon and James Marsters - how come he never uses him in any of his projects?  They created a powerful and great character together - pity that they have never worked together again. 



Exactly!  He uses look alikes.  The "hero" in Dr. Horrible looked a lot like JM only younger.  Maybe it's just a timing thing or maybe JW wants to use younger actors. 

James has been working pretty steadily, either in guest rolels, movies, or in series that don't get picked up. He's also aging just enough to make it kinda creepy for him to be hitting on girls a lot younger. I'd guess it's a combination of scheduling problems, not having the right roles for him, and, perhaps even, Joss trying to help out the actors who haven't had as much steady work as James has since the show ended. I'd be surprised if he wouldn't call on James if joss had something he thought James could sink his teeth into the way he did with Spike.  There was an interview with James somewhere recently asking what his fav role ever was (among other questions) and he said "Spike" hands down.


Or maybe (like me) Joss is having trouble seeing James as any other character than Spike...


Maybe. The problem with doing a really, really, good job with a character that you've played over time is that it becomes hard for people to see you as anybody else. And I can't say I've been thrilled by some of the other stuff James has done, although he was excellent in his role on Caprica (rip - Caprica) and probably could have made an impact there (I can't remember if he survived or not - didn't see all of the last season). And he hasn't been bad on Hawaii 50, if a bit over the top sometimes. I think in both those cases he had brought the character to life without any trace of Spike.
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I am upper management.
Nov 05 2011 05:02 am   #119The Enemy of Reality
I just saw a video of James at the Ohio Comic Con and he said he'd work for Joss in a heartbeat, but he has a sneaking suspicion that Joss hates him. He didn't elaborate on that though. I do wish they woudl team up again. That would be amazing! I miss seeing James on the screen.

Btw, he also mentioned that there is a possibility he might come back to Supernatural. Apparently, the actors (I assume he meant Jared and Jensen) expressed they would like to have him back, but then again it's up the the writers. Aaah, please PTB, let this happen!
Nov 05 2011 08:30 am   #120TammyDevil666
I think it's a big possibility, I heard they were already planning to write another episode for James and Charisma. 
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Nov 05 2011 01:30 pm   #121lunna798 
I just saw a video of James at the Ohio Comic Con and he said he'd work for Joss in a heartbeat, but he has a sneaking suspicion that Joss hates him. He didn't elaborate on that though. I do wish they woudl team up again. That would be amazing! I miss seeing James on the screen.

Btw, he also mentioned that there is a possibility he might come back to Supernatural. Apparently, the actors (I assume he meant Jared and Jensen) expressed they would like to have him back, but then again it's up the the writers. Aaah, please PTB, let this happen!


James said the same thing (regarding Joss) at the NYCC last year so maybe there is some truth to it.  I would have thought James would have been a natural possibility for Joss' Shakespeare project.

And the way they ended that episode of Supernatural -- there was room for James' character to be brought back.
Nov 05 2011 01:42 pm   #122slaymesoftly
I just saw a video of James at the Ohio Comic Con and he said he'd work for Joss in a heartbeat, but he has a sneaking suspicion that Joss hates him. He didn't elaborate on that though. I do wish they woudl team up again. That would be amazing! I miss seeing James on the screen.

Btw, he also mentioned that there is a possibility he might come back to Supernatural. Apparently, the actors (I assume he meant Jared and Jensen) expressed they would like to have him back, but then again it's up the the writers. Aaah, please PTB, let this happen!


James said the same thing (regarding Joss) at the NYCC last year so maybe there is some truth to it.  I would have thought James would have been a natural possibility for Joss' Shakespeare project.

And the way they ended that episode of Supernatural -- there was room for James' character to be brought back.


"he said he'd work for Joss in a heartbeat, but he has a sneaking suspicion that Joss hates him. He didn't elaborate on that though  " I saw James at a con waaaay back in the day (2004 maybe?) He spoke very freely during the Q and A and said some semi-harsh things about how he was treated during season 6 of Buffy and season 5 of Angel. Not accusing Joss, himself, but he definitely felt a little used and abused by the producers and writers. I would think that if any of that (and I've never seen/heard him repeat in any interviews or  Q and A since then) got back to Joss, things may have become a little frosty between them. Which would be a shame, considering what a wonderful character Joss gave him and what an amazing job James did with what he was given.  I think they've appeared together once or twice though somewhere, so who knows. People say stuff - sometimes it just seems like a good idea at a time.
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Nov 05 2011 01:52 pm   #123lunna798 
Just a small aside.  When I saw James at this years NYCC I did ask him if he would ever write a memoir.  He didn't seem horribly opposed to the idea but he did say there is some stuff he would have to be a little further away from before he could even think about it.  So maybe, one day, we will get one side of the truth.
Nov 05 2011 02:34 pm   #124slaymesoftly
Just a small aside.  When I saw James at this years NYCC I did ask him if he would ever write a memoir.  He didn't seem horribly opposed to the idea but he did say there is some stuff he would have to be a little further away from before he could even think about it.  So maybe, one day, we will get one side of the truth.

That would be awesome. I imagine it would have to be waaay far away, though. Like, when he is no longer a working actor, or has gone completely and permanently back to doing theatre.
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Nov 05 2011 05:47 pm   #125All4Spike

Or maybe (like me) Joss is having trouble seeing James as any other character than Spike...


Maybe. The problem with doing a really, really, good job with a character that you've played over time is that it becomes hard for people to see you as anybody else. And I can't say I've been thrilled by some of the other stuff James has done, although he was excellent in his role on Caprica (rip - Caprica) and probably could have made an impact there (I can't remember if he survived or not - didn't see all of the last season). And he hasn't been bad on Hawaii 50, if a bit over the top sometimes. I think in both those cases he had brought the character to life without any trace of Spike.


I think part of the problem is that with the possible exception of Capt. John in Torchwood (I didn't watch Caprica, so I don't know how 'special' his character was in that), the characters that JM has played since BtVS have not generally been well-rounded charismatic characters - and even Capt. John had uncanny similarities to Spike, so it probably didn't 'stretch' James' acting abilities too far. They've mostly been 'cookie cutter' characters that didn't require his specific talent to give the outline in the script a memorable believable persona.

If only he were to be given the opportunity to play a major role with real depth for more than 30 seconds at a time of screen time, I'm certain he would be able to leave the 'psychotic bad boy' type-casting behind him and we'd see a whole new side of him... please...
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Nov 06 2011 12:36 am   #126slaymesoftly

Or maybe (like me) Joss is having trouble seeing James as any other character than Spike...

Maybe. The problem with doing a really, really, good job with a character that you've played over time is that it becomes hard for people to see you as anybody else. And I can't say I've been thrilled by some of the other stuff James has done, although he was excellent in his role on Caprica (rip - Caprica) and probably could have made an impact there (I can't remember if he survived or not - didn't see all of the last season). And he hasn't been bad on Hawaii 50, if a bit over the top sometimes. I think in both those cases he had brought the character to life without any trace of Spike.


I think part of the problem is that with the possible exception of Capt. John in Torchwood (I didn't watch Caprica, so I don't know how 'special' his character was in that), the characters that JM has played since BtVS have not generally been well-rounded charismatic characters - and even Capt. John had uncanny similarities to Spike, so it probably didn't 'stretch' James' acting abilities too far. They've mostly been 'cookie cutter' characters that didn't require his specific talent to give the outline in the script a memorable believable persona.



If only he were to be given the opportunity to play a major role with real depth for more than 30 seconds at a time of screen time, I'm certain he would be able to leave the 'psychotic bad boy' type-casting behind him and we'd see a whole new side of him... please...


Sorry - messed up the reply:


I forgot about (how could I????) Capt. John. Probably because he was just Spike in a red uniform. lol  His character in Caprica was a pretty major player for a while and was not a simple person, so room for him to shine a bit. My husband, after watching one episode said, "He really can act, can't he?" LOL
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Nov 06 2011 01:24 am   #127nmcil
We have been discussing this over at Buffytube - guess this is a current topic for discussion at other sites because of the  Supernatural episode.  I do think that his career has been effected by how very much he is associated with his role as Spike and that he did suffer from "type casting" right after Buffy.   Just about everything that I have seen him on post Buffy, with the exception of that appearance on the criminal procedural show and P.S. I Love You, has been as an  Evil or Uber Bad Man.   What happens with these roles is that there is very little prospects for the character to return.  With Captain John, it was easy to bring him back because of the history of Jack - but the character could only be used in only very specific stories.  That they were able to bring back the character after having him throw the leading man of that building is great credit to the writers and creator of the series.   They same with this warlock character - how often would he be useful in the series?  

I would have much rather had James Marsters appear as one of the Angels - he could have easily played any of those roles and would have had a chance for recurring roles.  I sure wish that the creator of Supernatural had brought James Marsters in on their series.  They sure would have had a lot of JM fans come over to the series.  I did my James Marsters fan support and purchased the HD episode on itunes and visited the SyFy site often for the episode. 


 






  







” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 06 2011 01:58 am   #128slaymesoftly
We have been discussing this over at Buffytube - guess this is a current topic for discussion at other sites because of the  Supernatural episode.  I do think that his career has been effected by how very much he is associated with his role as Spike and that he did suffer from "type casting" right after Buffy.   Just about everything that I have seen him on post Buffy, with the exception of that appearance on the criminal procedural show and P.S. I Love You, has been as an  Evil or Uber Bad Man.   What happens with these roles is that there is very little prospects for the character to return.  With Captain John, it was easy to bring him back because of the history of Jack - but the character could only be used in only very specific stories.  That they were able to bring back the character after having him throw the leading man of that building is great credit to the writers and creator of the series.   They same with this warlock character - how often would he be useful in the series?  

I would have much rather had James Marsters appear as one of the Angels - he could have easily played any of those roles and would have had a chance for recurring roles.  I sure wish that the creator of Supernatural had brought James Marsters in on their series.  They sure would have had a lot of JM fans come over to the series.  I did my James Marsters fan support and purchased the HD episode on itunes and visited the SyFy site often for the episode. 



That's what I meant by that he was getting lots of work - he did some cop show (was the bad guy) did another one (Lie to Me?) where he was a good guy and got killed; did a movie with some biggish names; Smallville was a recurring role, if a small one, and he changed somewhat during that; haven't seen the SPN episode yet, but I'm sure he was good.  I think he could have played the hell out of the Dresden character, in spite of being physically wrong for Harry. He's had a couple of pilots that didn't go anywhere, and has other things in the offing. I just don't think he's desparate for work, in spite of his frequently repeated wish to have a series so he could be home with his kids. He gets roles, some of them good, they just haven't been in series that took off. But he always seems to have something lined up, so no reason for Joss to call him unless he has a role that requires what James can bring.  Could happen, but I'm not holding my breath. I think, between Spike, Caprica, and Hawaii 50 (of the ones I've seen) he's had enough decent roles that it should be obvious to casting directors and producers that he's worth looking at when they have something he could do.

Did they kill him off on SPN? If not, there's always room for him to come back.  After all, Spike was meant to be a one-dimensional minor villain who got killed off, and look what he did with that.


 






  







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Nov 06 2011 03:40 am   #129The Enemy of Reality
James as Harry Dresden would be amazing. He's already the voice of Harry for me and I honestly don't care that he's not tall enough. I know there was a show based on the Dresden Files and I looked some clips up on Youtube some time ago, and it was quite frankly awful. It's such an amazing book series that it makes me wish someone capable would make a well-done series out of it. One that has Bob the Skull actually be, you know, a skull... not a ghost or whatever the hell they had instead. And also, Murphy looked nothing like in the books... btw, that character reminds me of Buffy a lot. Both her personality and the way she is described.

I also heard somewhere that James is supposed to be a regular in some kind of French TV show called Metal Hurlant Chronicles. I really hope it takes off. Anyone knows what happened to Three Inches that was supposed to air on SyFy? I guess we won't even get to see the pilot, which makes me sad.
Nov 06 2011 01:54 pm   #130lunna798 
From what I've read Metal Hurlant Chronicles sounds like an anthology series (like Tales from the Darkside) so I don't know how many episodes James would do  -- I am hoping that it gets picked up by one of the cable channels here so we get a chance to see it.

Three Inches seems to have disappeared off the map.  SyFy did say they would air the pilot but I can't see how they would unless it was filmed as a 2 hour movie and if it ended with questions then what a jip to the people who would watch to never get any sort of closure.

I understand what everyone is saying about James being type cast but I think part of the problem is that so much of Spike's mannerisms are so inherently James that at times you cant help but see him and think Spike.  For example his walk, the way he stands and several of his facial expressions.  I was watching Smallville the other day and there was a scene where he was walking with Clark and it was the swagger that I always associate with Spike. 

I am very curious to see what type of things he is reading for.  I would love to see him in an ensemble show like Law & Order - something where he wouldn't have the burden of carrying it but where he would still get decent screen time.  I think he would ahve been great as the husband on Ringer but from things he has hinted at I dont think he and SMG would work together again.
Nov 06 2011 02:25 pm   #131slaymesoftly
From what I've read Metal Hurlant Chronicles sounds like an anthology series (like Tales from the Darkside) so I don't know how many episodes James would do  -- I am hoping that it gets picked up by one of the cable channels here so we get a chance to see it.

Three Inches seems to have disappeared off the map.  SyFy did say they would air the pilot but I can't see how they would unless it was filmed as a 2 hour movie and if it ended with questions then what a jip to the people who would watch to never get any sort of closure.

I understand what everyone is saying about James being type cast but I think part of the problem is that so much of Spike's mannerisms are so inherently James that at times you cant help but see him and think Spike.  For example his walk, the way he stands and several of his facial expressions.  I was watching Smallville the other day and there was a scene where he was walking with Clark and it was the swagger that I always associate with Spike. 

I am very curious to see what type of things he is reading for.  I would love to see him in an ensemble show like Law & Order - something where he wouldn't have the burden of carrying it but where he would still get decent screen time.  I think he would ahve been great as the husband on Ringer but from things he has hinted at I dont think he and SMG would work together again.



I agree, EoR. James would have made an excellent Dresden. I watched the enough to think that if you hadn't already formed a picture based on the books, it might have been OK, but things like having Bob the Skull be something else entirely made  it really annoying for anyone knowing the characters already. It definitely didn't grab me and I stopped watching long before it was yanked.

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Nov 07 2011 02:41 am   #132FoTV admin 
One of the stories James tells about Joss is Joss coming up to him back on BTVS and saying something about, "You actors with your looks and hair and grrr!" Joss never liked that he was overruled on what would happen with Spike in season 2. It wasn't Joss' choice to keep Spike  - it was the network saying, "Look at the response to this character and the actor protraying him." Then again, Angel season 5 only came about because James was willing to play Spike still. The WB told Joss, "No Spike, no show." At least back in the day, Joss hated being told what to do with *his* series and that kept happening because of James' talent making him popular.

So James believes there are some jealousy issues there. The last they were communicating about was the timeline for doing anything else as Spike post-Angel, and that time period has passed, so....

Joss uses actors/actresses he's friends with and who keep in frequent touch with him, and those who still need him for work. That's not James.

Much Ado About Nothing was a quick, cheap shoot of 2 weeks in L.A., so whomever Joss used had to be available right then to work on it.

James has mentioned the typecasting before. After Angel, he was getting offered convicts, druggies, and bad guys. To this day, some casting agents are still surprised to find out he's not natively English. Also, he's tried out for sitcoms, but he's so known as a "drama guy" they don't let him have a chance at being funny.

Metal Hurlant is one episode.

He's in Utah now (before the con in Austin next weekend) for a movie where he's a villain. He goes back to Utah after that con. The villain is killing people who are in love.

No, he didn't die on Supernatural and yes, there is an opening for him to come back.
Nov 07 2011 03:11 am   #133slaymesoftly
One of the stories James tells about Joss is Joss coming up to him back on BTVS and saying something about, "You actors with your looks and hair and grrr!" Joss never liked that he was overruled on what would happen with Spike in season 2. It wasn't Joss' choice to keep Spike  - it was the network saying, "Look at the response to this character and the actor protraying him." Then again, Angel season 5 only came about because James was willing to play Spike still. The WB told Joss, "No Spike, no show." At least back in the day, Joss hated being told what to do with *his* series and that kept happening because of James' talent making him popular.

So James believes there are some jealousy issues there. The last they were communicating about was the timeline for doing anything else as Spike post-Angel, and that time period has passed, so....

Joss uses actors/actresses he's friends with and who keep in frequent touch with him, and those who still need him for work. That's not James.

Much Ado About Nothing was a quick, cheap shoot of 2 weeks in L.A., so whomever Joss used had to be available right then to work on it.

James has mentioned the typecasting before. After Angel, he was getting offered convicts, druggies, and bad guys. To this day, some casting agents are still surprised to find out he's not natively English. Also, he's tried out for sitcoms, but he's so known as a "drama guy" they don't let him have a chance at being funny.

Metal Hurlant is one episode.

He's in Utah now (before the con in Austin next weekend) for a movie where he's a villain. He goes back to Utah after that con. The villain is killing people who are in love.

No, he didn't die on Supernatural and yes, there is an opening for him to come back.


Thank you, guest. Interesting, considering how often Spike was very funny - both physically funny and verbally.
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Nov 07 2011 04:01 am   #134Spikez_tart
I know there was a show based on the Dresden Files and I looked some clips up on Youtube some time ago, and it was quite frankly awful. It's such an amazing book series that it makes me wish someone capable would make a well-done series out of it. One that has Bob the Skull actually be, you know, a skull... not a ghost or whatever the hell they had instead. And also, Murphy looked nothing like in the books... btw, that character reminds me of Buffy a lot. Both her personality and the way she is described.

Jim Butcher certainly cadged off Buffy - the Karin Murphy character is short, blond and knows martial arts and takes out guys twice her size on a regular basis.   Let me see, who does that sound like?  He even has a short story where Murphy drowns in fruit punch and he uses the you have fruit punch mouth line.    I didn't think the show was bad so much as it was very choppy and it tried to do the emotions on the quick, cheap and dirty instead of working things out over time.  The books would be much better suited to movies, or a mini series.  Bob The Skull was perfectly bizarre and not in a good way. 

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Nov 07 2011 08:21 am   #135nmcil

I stayed with The Dresden Files to the end - I felt the series did get better as it developed over time - and I agree that it was "choppy" - some episodes were very good and I think that if they had done more with the family history and the council the series would have been more interesting.  But I did enjoy watching it - it was not great, but it was a fun hour of television and I purchased the DVD and still like to watch, the same as I like to watch Firefly.   I did not mind that Bob was turned into a ghost - I can appreciate that the creators felt that having an actual animated body would work on screen instead of just the skull.  It's much the same as when Interview With The Vampire was made into a film - Claudia was changed into a much older child for the film.

 





” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 08 2011 03:12 am   #136Spikez_tart
Bob was turned into a ghost


I was okay with Bob being a ghost because it would have been weird for Harry to talk to a skull.  I didn't like the guy they had playing him.  He didn't seem right and he seemed to much of a Giles ripoff.  Also, he wasn't crazy enough for Bob. 

Paul B had a hard time with the American accent.  He sounded like he'd packed his mouth with cotton. 
If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
Nov 08 2011 03:14 am   #137Spikez_tart
Not to get off the Dresden files topic, but I saw a cute movie with Emma Caulfield called Timer.  The woman who played Cecily in BTVS also had an appearance.  Emma was basically doing her Anya thing, but tamed down. 
If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
Nov 09 2011 11:37 pm   #138Joyce
Also saw TIMER.   It was an entertaining piece of fluff.  And did see about this new movie with the wrist thingies keeping track of how much time they have in their life.   At least with TIMER, it was a romantic concept to keep you from hooking up with non soul mates. 
Nov 10 2011 08:37 am   #139nmcil
I saw Timer also - it was a nice to see her in a film - the film I would love to see but am having a hard time finding is Veronika Decides To Die -
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Nov 21 2011 01:46 am   #140Spikez_tart
 A little off topic, but here's Roger Ebert's review of the latest Twilight Bilge.  Who knew that Edward was still a virgin.  Not totally a surprise given what a nerd he is.

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111116/REVIEWS/111119983

If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
Dec 02 2011 04:12 am   #141Spikez_tart
The new and improved Buffy? 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOuGGYQxj-A&feature=related

If we want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone' who?
Dec 07 2011 12:56 am   #142Joyce
I saw Timer also - it was a nice to see her in a film - the film I would love to see but am having a hard time finding is Veronika Decides To Die -

I enjoyed Veronika Decides to Die.  You can see it online at Project Free TV.  My computer is so old that I can't link it properly.  Here is the URL for options:      http://www.free-tv-video-online.me/search/?q=veronika+&md=movies&sa=Search 
Dec 17 2011 06:53 pm   #143nmcil
Joyce -
Thanks so much for the VDTD link - hope that I can access it. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Dec 19 2011 11:28 pm   #144nmcil

It would be so great is our beloved Spike could once again be in the Top Rankings for Best Vampire Ever - Please Vote especially as this is a significant publication and a One Vote Only poll.  http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/12/06/vote-greatest-vampires-ever-poll/

 

” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Dec 20 2011 12:15 pm   #145All4Spike

It would be so great is our beloved Spike could once again be in the Top Rankings for Best Vampire Ever - Please Vote especially as this is a significant publication and a One Vote Only poll.  http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/12/06/vote-greatest-vampires-ever-poll/

 


I voted for all the BtVS vamps (except Harmony - after the Fanged Four VampWillow took my fifth spot.)
Love's a funny thing...
Dec 21 2011 02:40 pm   #146Peaceheather
[quote]It would be so great is our beloved Spike could once again be in the Top Rankings for Best Vampire Ever - Please Vote especially as this is a significant publication and a One Vote Only poll.  http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/12/06/vote-greatest-vampires-ever-poll/ [/quote]



I had to laugh at the comments over there - at least one said, "so the poll is really to see who will come in second place to Spike?"  And another wanted to know why Billy Idol-Spike wasn't on there along with modern-day Spike. *laugh*

Dec 21 2011 09:52 pm   #147nmcil
Thanks for voting - you have all probably seen his Holiday Season message - but if not you can see it at Buffytube as part of our Special Holiday Season event -
Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all the great folks here The Bloodshedverse. -  I've had some great years of reading Spuffy here at this site.  Thanks to all the mods for keeping it going for all of us to enjoy.
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 11 2012 05:49 am   #148nmcil

Buffy: The Greatest Episodes    http://www.syfy.co.uk/buffy

 

To celebrate Buffy The Vampire Slayer we're giving you the chance to vote on our top 20 favourite Buffy episodes of ALL TIME! The results will be played out in ascending order over the weekend of 3rd and 4th March. Voting closes on Tuesday 7th February. Go for it - get voting!


A very good selection - most are from early and mid seasons - but a good representation for all the characters. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 11 2012 06:52 am   #149TammyDevil666
Very cool, even though I'm unfortunately going out of town that weekend.  Of course, my vote went to OMWF.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Jan 13 2012 06:26 pm   #150lunna798 
I believe this is the upcoming episode

http://www.tvline.com/2011/10/once-upon-a-time-emma-caulfield/ 
Jan 24 2012 07:13 am   #151nmcil

The results for the new SFX Best 50 Vampires 2012 are in - Spike comes in 3rd. place - deposed from his numero uno by Eric and Damon of all things.
  
Considering the vast numbers of fans for these new films and TV series, that our beloved Spike is still ranked this high is a tribute to just how great and iconic Spike and James Marsters are.  I believe that Spike will ultimately become the iconic vampire character of TV and one of the Iconic vampire characters of all time.   An interesting change in this new listing is the huge change for Vampire Willow - she jumped, I believe 36 points.   Spike came in 3rd place and Angel came in 4th. 

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/01/23/top-50-vampires-2012/





 





 

” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Jan 29 2012 11:15 pm   #152mazza

It is indeed a great thing that Spike maintained such a high position in the voting, perhaps we should ask all the Vampire Diaries voters if they have seen Spike in action. I do watch TVD and constantly think that the writers must have studied Spike and Angel for inspiration, Damon and Stefan do remind me of mini-Spike and mini-Angel.

Jan 30 2012 12:20 pm   #153TammyDevil666
It's seriously awesome, but Spike still should have been number one.  Damon's not good enough to ever hope to compete with him.  I am glad that Eric snagged the number two spot, though.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Feb 18 2012 04:33 am   #154nmcil
I've been watching TVD this season on the recommend of a friend - I have to say that IMO, there is not even a way to make a good comparison between Spike and either Damon or Stefan.  Neither of TVD vampire characters are even remotely interesting on the same level as Spike.  And personally, I find both characters totally boring.   

Damon is the current Popular Character, but ultimately, it will be Spike who is recognized as the Iconic vampire character in the genre - TVD are popular because they are in the current public eye, but I don't believe they will have the staying power that Spike has.  I don't think even Angel will become the iconic vampire character.  Right now, my list of the really significant vampires, after the original Dracula; characters  who made a huge impact  are Lestat and Louis and Spike and for women I would have to go with Selene.  I also  have to include the Twilight Saga vamp simply because of the enormous popularity and money generating impact.   I wish that I could include Mariam from "The Hunger" but while she is a great vampire character, I don't think that she effected the vampire genre like Selene did.  David from "The Lost Boys" is also a character who moved the vampire persona very much in pop culture - and of course we have to include Barnabus because he created a totally different perspective of the vampire on TV. 
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Feb 18 2012 05:32 pm   #155slaymesoftly
I've been watching TVD this season on the recommend of a friend - I have to say that IMO, there is not even a way to make a good comparison between Spike and either Damon or Stefan.  Neither of TVD vampire characters are even remotely interesting on the same level as Spike.  And personally, I find both characters totally boring.   

Damon is the current Popular Character, but ultimately, it will be Spike who is recognized as the Iconic vampire character in the genre - TVD are popular because they are in the current public eye, but I don't believe they will have the staying power that Spike has.  I don't think even Angel will become the iconic vampire character.  Right now, my list of the really significant vampires, after the original Dracula; characters  who made a huge impact  are Lestat and Louis and Spike and for women I would have to go with Selene.  I also  have to include the Twilight Saga vamp simply because of the enormous popularity and money generating impact.   I wish that I could include Mariam from "The Hunger" but while she is a great vampire character, I don't think that she effected the vampire genre like Selene did.  David from "The Lost Boys" is also a character who moved the vampire persona very much in pop culture - and of course we have to include Barnabus because he created a totally different perspective on the vampire on TV. 


Excellent summation of the situation, nmcil. (Although I don't know who Selene is.) I think Dracula and Barnabas have to be included in any list, although I would throw out Edward because money earned and teeny-bopper hearts affected shouldn't count. IMHO. lol
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Feb 19 2012 05:20 am   #156TammyDevil666
*gasps* How could you not know who Selene is?  She's from the Underworld series, I love those movies, but haven't gotten around to seeing the new one yet.  She's definitely up there as one of my favorite female vampires.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Feb 19 2012 05:44 pm   #157slaymesoftly
*gasps* How could you not know who Selene is?  She's from the Underworld series, I love those movies, but haven't gotten around to seeing the new one yet.  She's definitely up there as one of my favorite female vampires.

Ah, thanks. I haven't seen anything of those except the trailers on TV and her name is not mentioned. 
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Feb 20 2012 04:39 am   #158TammyDevil666
Oh, you should totally watch them.  She's like the female version of Spike...lol!
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Feb 21 2012 05:21 am   #159nmcil
Selene would be like Super Fighter Spike at his Bad Ass Best -
Truthfully, if there were not all the Bangel Love Agnst I don't think Angel would still be as popular today.  What do you think?
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Feb 21 2012 05:49 am   #160slaymesoftly
Selene would be like Super Fighter Spike at his Bad Ass Best -
Truthfully, if there were not all the Bangel Love Agnst I don't Angel would still be as popular today.  What do you think?


Well, Angel got his own show, and it was a more guy-oriented show (IMO) so he had a chance to build a fan base that didn't include Buffy. Plus, there has been (or was made) such a big deal out of the Buffy/Angel romance back in the day, that many people who didn't follow the show for all seven seasons think that he is the only vampire to have come out of it. And the Bangels out there sure aren't going to be the ones to mention that there was another one who stuck around longer.
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Feb 21 2012 08:24 am   #161TammyDevil666
It's so sad that people actually stopped watching the show just because Angel left, they missed out on a lot.  As for him, he was so much better on his own.  He got to show that he actually had a personality.
When I say, "I love you," it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you, and I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one, Buffy.
Feb 21 2012 01:32 pm   #162slaymesoftly
It's so sad that people actually stopped watching the show just because Angel left, they missed out on a lot.  As for him, he was so much better on his own.  He got to show that he actually had a personality.

I agree, Tammy, he was definitely a more developed character on his own show.  I didn't mean that people left because Angel left (although I suppose some of them did follow him and stop following Buffy - never thought of that), just that those first three seasons while it was becoming a hit were heavily promoted and the stars were more available to the media and so on. So, a lot of reporters and so on aren't really aware of how complicated, dark and adult the show became later.  When they think "Buffy" they think of a show set in a high school where Buffy is in love with Angel.
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Feb 21 2012 06:21 pm   #163nmcil
Angel  - totally much better character once he left Sunnydale.  With AtS, the character finally developed beyond  "the boy friend"  -  I loved the Angel series.  It's sad that what the media promotes is Angel, the lover of Buffy.  
Been clearing out a bunch of my old image files and I was reminded how lucky it was for Spike fans that AtS faced all the problems with their renewal.  I would have hated that Spike faced his final death in "Chosen."  I am so glad that we did not lose Spike.   Seeing all those individual images of Spike and Sarah Michelle Gellar really brings home how great both were as Spike and Buffy.
” Recent evolutionary models have demonstrated what politicians have long known: the best way to get people to collaborate and to think like a group is to identify an enemy and charge that “they” threaten “us.”

Michael Tomasello is co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Feb 24 2012 10:32 pm   #164Spikez_tart 
Not about the actors exactly but - more info on the searching question, did dingoes eat my baby?

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/24/10493942-australia-inquest-hopes-to-solve-1980-mystery-dingo-baby-case

Apr 09 2013 04:49 am   #165nmcil12
Posted some screencaps from the GoTR online concert of April 6  - it was great seeing JM and GoTR - this is the only time that I have ever seen JM live as I never get a chance to attend the conventions or live events.  He really should think about doing some poetry readings and lecture maybe combined with some solo musical performance.  Especially for fans, like myself who are not great fans of GoTR but who still like to support his career efforts.   Image quality is not great but for those who did not watch you can see a few images. 

https://picasaweb.google.com/103058662790492748180/GoTRStageIt?authkey=Gv1sRgCJWpvb-61bfgCA#
Apr 21 2013 10:02 pm   #166ginar369
James will be in the first episode of Warehouse 13 on Syfy this season! Anthony will be this seasons big bad on Warehouse 13 too!! Anthony will appear in 4 or 5 episodes. The ep with James is available now online for viewing. A week before it premiers on Tv.
Apr 22 2013 12:39 am   #167no_promises
James will be in the first episode of Warehouse 13 on Syfy this season! Anthony will be this seasons big bad on Warehouse 13 too!! Anthony will appear in 4 or 5 episodes. The ep with James is available now online for viewing. A week before it premiers on Tv.

not available in Canada yet  :o(
Apr 22 2013 02:29 am   #168ginar369
You can find the episode with James (Season 4 episode 11 - The Living and The Dead) on hulu.com
Apr 22 2013 03:17 am   #169slaymesoftly
As soon as this bit is over and James's appearance on Warehouse 13 is over, I'm going to close this extremely long thread and begin a new one. It's just too long for easy use now.
I am not a minion of Evil...
I am upper management.
Apr 23 2013 01:23 pm   #170All4Spike
In the UK, the Warehouse 13 episodes referenced above will be shown from Thursday May 9th, 9pm, on Syfy.

Love's a funny thing...
Jun 03 2013 05:43 pm   #171All4Spike
Oz! I saw Oz!

Seth Green plays a computer genius in the mini-series 'Delete', in which the WWW develops into a dangerous, self-aware A.I.

Love's a funny thing...
Jun 10 2013 07:46 am   #172nmcil12

Ranking The "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" Vampires - One guess who comes out in top spot.

Not all bloodsuckers are created equal: check out this ranking of Buffy’s fanged enemies, allies, and occasional boyfriends.    

BuzzFeed on June 7, 2013

http://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/ranking-the-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-vampires
 

Jun 16 2013 04:41 pm   #173All4Spike
Charlie Weber (aka Dr Ben/Glory) is a US Marshal in S4 Ep 16 of Warehouse 13.

Love's a funny thing...
Jun 30 2013 04:27 pm   #174ginar369
TVGuide.com is having a Who is the Sexiest Superhuman Character poll. Spike, Angel, Cordy, Buffy and Echo from Dollhouse are all on the list. 
Jul 09 2013 09:55 am   #175nmcil12
Hope all the James Marsters and Anthony Head fans got the chance to watch them in the last two episodes of Warehouse 13 on the SyFy channel - it was great seeing them working together again.
Nov 26 2013 08:52 pm   #176All4Spike
I finally got around to starting to watch the episodes I've recorded of the new drama 'Witches of East End' and was thrilled to find the guestage being totally himself! Tom Lenk is brilliant (even though in a minor albeit recurring role).

In the first episode there was a minor shout-out to BtVS when one of the other characters lost patience with his finding schoolboy humour in a spell they were casting which included the word (in Latin) 'semen'. She asked, "Are you twelve?"

Love's a funny thing...
Dec 06 2013 01:52 am   #177nmcil12
I will have to do some catch-up watching - I always loved Tom Lenk - thought he was outstanding as Andrew.  Sure as hell wish that James Marsters would be able to land a regular lead in a series.  I always think it a pity that out of all the great actors in the series - only David Boreanaz managed to get a big and successful career.  He was no more talanted than any of the other male leads. 

I very happy for Tom Lenk - and I hope he gets more work from this opportunity.  I looking forward to seeing Anthony Head in the new SyFy series next year. 
Dec 08 2013 12:53 pm   #178ginar369
I will have to do some catch-up watching - I always loved Tom Lenk - thought he was outstanding as Andrew.  Sure as hell wish that James Marsters would be able to land a regular lead in a series.  I always think it a pity that out of all the great actors in the series - only David Boreanaz managed to get a big and successful career.  He was no more talanted than any of the other male leads. 

I very happy for Tom Lenk - and I hope he gets more work from this opportunity.  I looking forward to seeing Anthony Head in the new SyFy series next year. 


I can't wait for that show either! I was on Netflix looking for stuff to add to my dvd list when I came across a TV show Anthony did in England a few years ago called the Invisibles. It didn't run for long but it was good and Anthony was great! Plus he looked totally hot in a speedo!

Dec 10 2013 03:10 pm   #179All4Spike
I will have to do some catch-up watching - I always loved Tom Lenk - thought he was outstanding as Andrew.  Sure as hell wish that James Marsters would be able to land a regular lead in a series.  I always think it a pity that out of all the great actors in the series - only David Boreanaz managed to get a big and successful career.  He was no more talanted than any of the other male leads. 

I very happy for Tom Lenk - and I hope he gets more work from this opportunity.  I looking forward to seeing Anthony Head in the new SyFy series next year. 


I can't wait for that show either! I was on Netflix looking for stuff to add to my dvd list when I came across a TV show Anthony did in England a few years ago called the Invisibles. It didn't run for long but it was good and Anthony was great! Plus he looked totally hot in a speedo!



ASH is currently appearing in a sitcom on UK channel 'Gold'. It's called "You, me and them" and co-stars Eve Myles of Torchwood fame.

I watched the first few episodes simply because it was ASH, but I'm afraid even he couldn't hold my interest in the series. It's decidedly... lame, let down by some very poor writing and overplayed stereotypes.

I have high hopes of ASH's future in the Sy Fy series....
Love's a funny thing...
Dec 10 2013 10:01 pm   #180nmcil12
He is wonderful in the "Dancing on the Edge" mini series - He looks great as Super Cool Dapper Mr. Rich Man.  Anyone see him in the "Manchild" series?  
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