Greatest Random Out-of-Nowhere Deaths in Science Fiction and Fantasy : New list from Charlie Jane Anders at Io9.
A few examples are taken from Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Firefly and Summer Glau (these are the only extract i quote below, feel free to visit the page for further videos and quotes).
Quote (Charlie Jane Anders)
Lena Headey voted as Best Dressed at the 2011 Emmys.
Joan Rivers for the Fashion Police show have crowned Lena Headey (Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Game of Thrones) who was wearing a taffeta and lace gown made by Alessandra Rich.
Lena Heaydey in Alessandra Rich.
More about the other nominees at : Joan Rivers crowns 2011 Emmys best and worst dressed at huliq.com
Screencaps from Terminator the Sarah Connor Chronicles season 1, in high resolution ( HD 1080p ) have been added to the gallery.
We have created a video based on its HD 1080p screencaps of Summer Glau as Cameron in Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Screencaps at Summer Glau gallery : Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 1
The Cape DVD will be released on September 26 in the UK and Universal
Playback has given copies of The Cape: The Complete Series to
film-oriented websites. The latter are offering their readers a chance
to win a copy of the discs.
Win 1 of 3 copies of the Cape on DVD at film-news UK
To be in with a chance of winning just send an email with CAPE! in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, address and telephone number. Winners will be notified by phone/email. closing date: 21 Oct 2011
Win a copy of The Cape: The Complete Series on DVD! at syfy UK (10 copies available)
To enter the competition, one has to sign in or create a free account then answer a simple question. End Date: 17th October
What other sci-fi show has Summer Glau (Orwell) starred in?
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicle
Win The Cape: The Complete Series on DVD at Hey U Guys UK (5 copies available)
For your chance to win simply answer this question using the form below:
Who plays the character ‘Orwell in the movie, The Cape?
UPDATE : others sites offers the DVD's
Win! The Cape On DVD at bleedingcool
Superheroes. Bloggers. Summer Glau. One of these things might seem not
to fit, but all three come together in The Cape, a TV series about a
masked vigilante estranged from his family and on a mission of
It’s not too obvious from that, but Ms. Glau has a rather upfront role as a blogger named Orwell. She’s always fun to watch.
Competiton: Win superhero series ‘The Cape’ on DVD at Blogomatic3000
Ably supported by investigative blogger Orwell (Summer Glau – The Sarah
Connor Chronicles), Faraday pits himself up against ultra-violent
villain Chess (James Frain – True Blood & Flashforward)
What famous superhero TV show (also released on DVD by Universal Playback) starred Lou Ferrigno? Was it:
b) Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
c) The Incredible Hulk
Email your answer and address to email@example.com with CAPE in the subject line. An email entry counts as ONE entry into the competition. Ends October 1st 2011.
Win 1 of 3 copies of comic book drama, The Cape! at dvdactive
To win your copy and find out what chaos ensues simply answer the question below.
Which ex-Firefly star also appears in The Cape?
Side note : you'll notice the questions are focused on Orwell/Summer
Glau. I thought David Lyons was supposed to be the main character
The Alphas' trust stands the ultimate test when Red Flag escalates the war on the Department of Defense.
I had no interest in Alphas at first. I’d been burned badly on Heroes with its never-ending loop of returning characters to the same place and plot arcs that didn’t pay off and dropped storylines. I concluded television just didn’t know how to do superheroes right and, besides, Alphas was on the Syfy Channel, not exactly known for high-quality shows.
But when I was flipping channels, I caught a tense scene between David Strathairn and someone holding him at knifepoint. I thought, "this looks very good.” I DVR’d all the episodes, started watching and realized that while Heroes had gone in the wrong direction after a promising first season, Alphas was already better than its predecessor had ever been.
Apparently, the powers that be at Syfy agree, as the show has been renewed for a second season.
Here are the reasons why:
1. David Strathairn
He has been one of the finest character actors since he first received screen credits in 1979 with The Return of the Secaucus Seven and he’s played such roles such as Arthur Spiderwick in the Spiderwick Chronicles, the college president in We Are Marshall and as Noah Vosen in The Bourne Ultimatum.
To see Strathairn finally have a television show basically built around him is nice. His character, Dr. Lee Rosen, is roughly the Professor X of the show. It’s a role he fills well but there’s enough edge to his performance to wonder why a normal doctor is so interested in Alphas and if he’s really such a good guy after all.
2. Powers all make sense
The powers are all extrapolations of ordinary human abilities and they all have built-in weaknesses.
No one can fly. Or blow up the city with a thermonuclear blast. Or is effectively immortal.
3. Starts in the middle of the story
There’s no long build-up to getting the team together. Rosen already has everyone but Hicks on his team, ostensibly to help them deal with their abilities. Hicks joins in the pilot episode and he’s the window for the audience into Rosen’s operation. There’s no long drawn out sequence when you wonder if the heroes will ever find each other to work together.
4. One season-long plot/subplot that makes sense
The Alpha team is nominally a subdivision of the government and grows more involved in plans to capture or stop alphas each episode. This doesn’t sit well with some of the team members who think the government is being too restrictive, even though they see the dangers of a rogue alpha, one of whom causes a murder in their headquarters. With each episode, the conflict between independence and safety becomes clearer. There are no dangling plot threads or arcs that seem go nowhere.
5. Characters are all wary of each other
The five main characters don’t all like or trust each other and it’s hard to tell if they’re going to help or hurt each other in the end. Even Dr. Rosen is busy turning over dangerous or homicidal alphas to the government for imprisonment and the team members wonder who is next. Bill doesn’t like or understand the autistic savant. Nina, the telepath, doesn’t trust any authority. And Hicks has his doubts about the whole setup. No one has uber-abilities, like Sylar.
6. Villains are interesting and three-dimensional
In one episode, we meet the mastermind behind the terrorist group of Alphas and all is not what it seems at first. It’s unclear who the good guys really are. There are no scenery chewing villains or anyone bent on taking over the world.
7. Team occasionally solves a crime unconnected with other Alphas
It’s a refreshing change to see them play detective at an ordinary crime scene and brings the show more into the real world.
8. Guest stars!
Sure, Summer Glau showed up, as she does in every science fiction show but Lindsey Wagner also appeared in one episode, and there was Brent Spiner and Alaina Huffman, among others. And the show uses them far more effectively than Heroes, which wasted Christopher Eccleston.
9. Characters and actors from different backgrounds
The casting is so well-done it wasn’t until the third episode that I consciously realized that the team was multicultural. They just seemed like the team.
Bill is an African-American. Rachel’s background isn’t specific but the actress was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. Gary is a special needs adult. But unlike some characters in Heroes, they haven’t become ethnic caricatures. (I’m looking at you, Hiro.)
10. Tense episodes
The pacing of the action is extremely good and, because the characters aren’t set and the show hasn’t fallen into a rut, the endings are unpredictable for the most part.
It wasn’t until last week’s episode that the audience received a clue as to Rosen’s true feelings about how his team is being used. I have no idea what will happen but when it does, I’m certain it will make sense.
Source : 10 Reasons Why Alphas Is Better Than Heroes at wired.com