Summer Glau won the title Best foreign actress 2011 on the popular Russian resource BestActor.ru
Victory for The Glau
She deserves to be called best of the best, if only more people would think like those people on that site.... Summer Glau is so awesome, it isn't even funny! Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!
Josh Friedman recently participated in a podcast called the Nerdist Writer's Panel. In it, he shares his feelings about TSCC as well as other aspects of his work. You can hear the podcast here: Nerdist Writer's Panel No. 28 If you are going through Hell, keep going.
Josh Friedman was a motherf**r, he was too agressive; i invented Josh 2.0, more respecful, more collaborative, more attentive to the things that make money. *ironic*
It's not often that JF speaks about TSCC; one has to remember that he has moved on from the show and the fans. I don't say given up because that's his prerogative and he must continue his career.
That said, he has signed a comfortable three-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox TV to develop new projects; Lock and Key was not picked up to serie but fortunately The Asset will.
LOL at 35:15: i swear i was not part of the conspiracy asking to have Summer Glau in every scene of TSCC (i was mostly a lurker at the time) but Fermi might have been. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2013, 03:44 | Message # 81
ray harryhausen, visual effects pioneer, dies at 92. ray harryhausen has died aged 92. the visual affects pioneer was known for creating some of the most iconic animated scenes in cinema history, including the famous skeleton sword fight in 1963`s jason and the argonauts. his family confirmed the news of his passing stating that he died in london today may 7th. known for his stop-motion animation work, he was a multi-award winner, including oscars and baftas. - in a career spanning five decades, harryhausen worked on many classic films including, - mighty joe young, it came from the sea, 20 million miles to earth, mysterious island, one million years bc, the valley of gwangi, and clash of the titans. R.I.P, what a legend in his days for his films, one that sticks in my mind, raquel welch on the beach in one million years bc, omg she was gorgeous, the pinup girl in her heyday, still looks amazing now for her age,
Date: Wednesday, 08 May 2013, 07:20 | Message # 82
I loved all the classic movies you mentioned and I'm a huge fan of Ray Harryhausen's work. RIP Ray Harryhausen, a great pioneer in special effects. His work in movies was a source of delight for me and millions of others fans. I'm sure I already posted the Jason and the Argonauts skeleton fight but it never gets old.
Ray Harryhausen receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame June 10, 2003
I read that article earlier today but didn't want to advertise this kind of article because it's written by lazy bloggers who simply repeat an old joke they've seen on the net. More than anyone, bloggers specialised in tv shows know very well that very few tv shows last more than two seasons and it's even worse for sci-fi shows. Which means that they simply write such articles because they're too lazy, or not talented enough to write noteworthy posts. And if you politely point out that to them, they simply answer that they're big fans of Summer Glau and that their post was made in jest; but the worse part is that weak minded readers or simply ignorant might take their post at face value and this could be detrimental to one actor's image.
KortoloB, one of the Summer Glau reddit mods, answered a redditor who wrote about the so-called SG curse; I reproduce here , with his permission, his thoughtful and detailed arguments; I'm using screenshots (click for larger size) because the original formatting didn't copy well:
Over the years, he also summed up Summer's acting jobs in regards shows cancellation:
As a conclusion, these people are not worth of my time; there was a time I tried to make them change their opinion, but now I prefer to ignore them. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
As you can see, I just gave my own opinion on this and brought useful informations, so that the readers can form their own opinion. I'm glad you've come to the conclusion that advertising lazy bloggers was not the best thing to do You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
23. Firefly Network: FOX Air Date: 2002 Writer: Joss Whedon Creator: JossWhedon Stars: Nathan Filion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk Premise: A crew of smugglers try to unload some illegal cargo, and in the process acquire some unexpected and far more dangerous human cargo.
Firefly spends its first episode answering all of your FAQs about how a western can take place in space. We don't mean that to say it's boring—no, the pilot is quite riveting, featuring Mexican stand-offs and space ship stunt maneuvers. It's just impressive how Whedon walks you through every western trope and shows you Firefly's sci-fi infused equivalent.
Our hero didn't fight for the Confederacy as many outlaws did—he fought for the Browncoats. There are Reivers instead of Indians, Alliance instead of Pinkertons and sheriffs, and Companions instead of prostitutes. The list goes on and on, and it's delightful every step of the way.
Watching Whedon's sci-fi nerding out combine with what must be extensive knowledge of westerns is one of the great joys of Firefly. The clothes, the vehicles, the vocal patterns, the plots—all aspects of the show create a pastiche inspired by equal parts John Ford and George Lucas. —BG
Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 08:43 | Message # 88
In case you missed this article published on July 26, 2012 at Bitch flicks
Women in Science Fiction Week: The Strong, Intelligent and Diverse Women of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity'
Mastermind behind phenomenal, groundbreaking television hits, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel and recently helming a little box office smash called The Avengers, Whedon has always crafted the powerful, intelligent female hero. He illustrates that aesthetic further in the short lived FOX series Firefly turned feature motion picture, Serenity showcasing not just one, but four intriguing women characters- Zoe, Kaylee, Inara, and River.
River (Summer Glau)
Last but certainly not least, River Tam, a former Alliance test subject, is the secret weapon. A broken mentally destroyed psychic, she is precocious, observant, and vulnerable, but her brother, Simon is overprotective in babying her at times. When she is purposely triggered by a creepy Alliance induced subliminal message, she unleashes a wild can of whoop ass crazy in a bar, maliciously hurting not only innocent bystanders, but also a Serenity crewmember which ultimately terrifies everyone. Yet seeing her brother down on the ground towards the climatic end pushes a different button and causes her to give the most poignant of sacrifices. While soft orchestra music plays, she fights passionately, kicking and punching the monstrous, once human Reavers with the strength of a thousand warriors.
She has then rightfully earned passage on the crew, albeit at the captain’s side commanding ship.
Summer Glau brings versatility to the complexity of River, showcasing the depths of a damaged psyche, ranging from cryptic, shattered girlish innocence, to altogether frightening, emotionless devoid. It would take only a solid actress to take on a role so challenging and Glau renders River meticulously.
5, harryhausen creations that kicked my childhood`s ass, 1, medusa 1981, clash of the titans
Ray Harryhausen and the Medusa head from Clash of the Titans (1981)
this medusa was so much more than just an ugly face. she was a perfect predator, meticulous and deliberate in her quest to eliminate all traces of human life from her island lair at the entrance to hades, any man who gazed on her face was instantly turned to stone, and she hunted with a bow and arrow in a dark, torchlit maze of pillars and statues,
2, rhedosaurus. the beast from 20,000 fathoms
the beast from 20,000 fathoms remains a cornerstone of the rampaging monster genre, and inspired godzilla and the resulting kaiju craze that put japan on the pop culture map.
3, ymir, 20 million miles to earth
ymir, 20 million miles to earth, we got a different kind of monster. not an evil beast, nor a giant predator, but a frightened and misunderstood creature taken from its home as an egg and trapped in a hostile place it did not belong. when a spacepod crashes on earth, scientists find it houses a strange life form from the planet venus, at first, the creature is actuallly rather cute, but even the cutest little puppies must grow up sometime. ymir, grows at such a fast rate that it breaks free and runs rampant in the italian countryside searching for the sulfur that is its food source.
When most people think of jason and the argonauts they picture the classic sword fight against an army of skeletons, but for sheer intimidation and stop-motion awesomeness, you have got to go with the hydra. it was the guardian of the legendary golden fleece jason was questing for, and i cant think of a better deterrent. its one thing to have a dragon coming at you, but when that dragon has seven freakin`heads`thats a problem, seeing all of those jaws snapping at jason in concert and trying to put myself in his shoes was pretty awe-inspiring. i am pretty sure i had actual nightmares about that.
Do me a favor and think of two things every little boy loves, how many of you thought `cowboys and dinosaurs`the valley of gwangi was and is the only one-stop shopping spot for both. in gwangi, a group of cowboys find their way to an isolated valley full of prehistoric creatures looking for an attraction to fill seats at their show. they end up getting chased out by the valleys resident allosaurus, named `gwangi` by the locals, but manage to capture the carnosaur along the way. this is going to end well, of course. actually, thats pretty much most of harryhausen`s films in a nutshell. the guy is a legend,
Ref #89 Thanks for mentioning these movies robbo, I will make good use of your suggestions
While I have seen several movies from Harryhausen, 'Jason and the Argonauts' is the only one from your list that I've already seen. I love those classic sci-fi movies (and sometimes B-movies). You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube