Star Wars VII director, J.J. Abrams invites Star Wars’ fans to contribute to an incredible initiative and have the possibility to be part of the next Star Wars movie. Check out this video if you are interested!
March 10 will start on NBC a new tv series having as executive producer the well known, and beloved by us, JJ Abrams. This time JJ works with a very special director, working for the first time for the TV, Alfonso Cuarón (known for directing Gravity and Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban among the others). The idea of the series came to the Mexican director while filming Gravity.
Here’s the video prevention to the Comic-Con 2013. We have to wait for less than a couple of months to “taste” it but the premises seem excellent.
I’m glad to report that another hot guy joined the Revolution crew, and for us that were already following the show was just another reason why don’t, not that I have never been thinking to I just love the show so much, but a reason more is not a bad thing to have. And for the one that don’t well girls a new hottie is on scene! After JD Pardo, David Lyons and Billy Burke, Mat Vairo joined the crew.
I know the name doesn’t mean that much to most of you but summarizing he used to date Janel Parrish (our beloved mona from Pretty Little Liars), he interpreted Alex, Bay’s boyfriend, in a couple of episodes of the first season of Switched at Birth and he has been a Kappa Tau Gamma’s pledge in the series Greek.
I’ll confess you that I’m officially scared for their evil plans and way of thinking but it will spice up a bit more the show. Can’t wait to see next episode.
Are you ready for tonight season premiere of “Almost Human”?
We are simply excited abouyt it & we are looking forward to see it because J.J. Abrams never disappoints the audience.
When I think about a great tv show actor who can portray various supporting characters I suddely think of Stephen Collins. Everybody knows him, don’t you? C’mon, he is the Reverend of the 90’s, Eric Camden from “7th Heaven“.
Now, we all known him from this incredible show & everybody knows everything about the Camden Family & their relatives, but how much do we know about Stephen Collins? I mean, we all see him in other series & dramas but how much do we know about his career? So, I decided to write some words about him since in the last 3 years I’ve seen him in every show.
First of all, we need to go back to the ’70s when Stephen was casted as Captain Willard Decker in “Star Trek: The Motion Picture“. I know, it seems impossible that Stephen was in the Star Trek world but it’s true, he apperead in this movie in the 1979. After that, what happened? He portrayed, in 1982, Jake Cutter in “Tales of the Gold Monkey“, an ABC action series with Caitlin O’Heaney as Sarah Stickney White, the love interest of Collins’ character.
The series was composed by 21 episodes and after this major role, he was chosen to portray President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in NBC miniseries “A Woman Named Jackie” starring Roma Downey as Jackie Kennedy.
This drama, based on Jackie Kennedy’s life, also starring a young Sarah Michelle Gellar, some years before her big role as Buffy in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer“.
After this role, Stephen impersonated Dr. Gabriel Sorenson, a recurring character in the NBC drama “Sisters” from 1994 to 1996. And it was in 1996 that Collins became Reverend Eric Camden in The WB “7th Heaven“. This was his major role and with this character he got the worldwide recognition. The series, everybody knows, was a big hit and it was the longest-running series ever aired on the channel and the longest-running family drama in the television history. The adventures of the Camden Family finished in 2007, after 11 years. What was his next step? He appeared with Diane Keaton, Mandy Moore, Piper Perabo & Lauren Graham in the comedy movie “Because I Said So“. The movie, we can say, was not the best, it was a little bit trash & trivial and Collins portrays Keaton’s love interest.
In 2009 Shonda Rhimes chose him to portray The Captain Montgomery in Private Practice where he appeared in 4 episodes during the 3rd and 4th season.
In 2010 he
appeared in the ABC supernatural show “No Ordinary Family“. After 11 years as the good guy in “7th Heaven“, in “No Ordinary Family”, Collins portrayed the main enemy of the series. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after just one season because of low ratings so Stephen needed to find a new path.
During the first & only season of the series, also Lucy Lawless, Xena the Warrior Princess, appeared as Helen Burton in 4 episodes. She took a little break from “Spartacus” to portray Helen’s character.
After the failure of “No Ordinary Family”, Stephen Collins in 2013 appeared in 2013 in 3 series at the same moment time. He portrayed the president of the United States in the 3rd season of the sci-fy “Falling Skies“. Unfortunately, his charachter died after some few episodes but he didn’t stop, in fact, he was chosen to interpret Philippe Delatour in Marc Cherry‘s new series “Devious Maids” on Lifetime.
In this series too, Collins portray the bad guy and his character died, again, during the season finale.
Luckily, after these appearances, Collins was chosen by Eric Kripke to interpret Gene Porter, a main character during “Revolution” season two. This time it seems that he is a good guy Rachel Matheson, the main female protagonist of the series but, who knows, maybe he will prove to be bad once again.
So, from what you have read, Collins’ life was plenty of television shows & different roles. We
should not remember him only as “The Reverend” but, we have to admit that this was his major role, we can call it “the role of a life”, it was his big chance and he exploited it very well. Now, we have to wait and see what kind of future his character will have in “Revolution” and what project will be next in his life as actor.
Don’t miss our post about all “Revolution” cast. Read it here
We frequently wrote how much we like and support J.J. Abrams works and Revolution is one of those. This second season is turning better day by day, or better, episode by episode, and while the first season reminds a lot Lost, this second one is resembling more and more a mix between Lost and Fringe. The capacity of linking the technology and the savage showing what the human being is capable of is inside these three TV series.
And as the themes are recurring also the cast is not really new for the spectators.
The first time i watched the serie I was looking at the character of Miles (Billy Burke) and was wondering were I’ve seen him before. Any idea?
The beloved Bella’s father, Sherif Charlie Swan, form the Twilight Saga!
And what about her father in Revolution, Doctor Gene Porter? You can name him as you prefer but to me he will always be Reverend Erik Camden. Of course we are talking about Stephen Collins! (Don’t miss tomorrow post about his career after 7th Heaven)
It’s now time for an actor which name always make me smile (we share the Italian blood), I’m talking about Giancarlo Esposito AKA Major Tom Nevill or if you prefer Gustavo “Gus” Fring from Breaking Bad.
Last but not least two beauties:
Daniella Alonso: Nora Clayton for Revolution and Anna Tangaro for One Tree Hill (I was so young when she was in the serie…)!
Now, I am done, I promise. But it is nice to see all these actors all together bringing us so many memories of their past works.
Don’t forget to read our article about Stephen Collins’ Life here.
We are back talking about one of our favorite minds: J.J. Abrams.
We already knew that J.J. Abrams would be the director of the next chapter of the Star Wars saga, Star Wars Episode VII, the announcement was made in this January prospecting an intense year for the creator of Lost (check his work here).
What is the real news is that Abrams engagement with Star Wars would be double since, besides being the director, he will be also the screenwriter with Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars Epidose V, VI) succeeding to Michael Arndt.
Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor that is getting more and more recognition in the last years, thanks to his stunning interpretations. During the years he impersonated the outstanding private investigator Sherlock Holmes, the evil Khan in the last chapter of Star Trek: Into the Darkness directed by J.J.Abrams, and now he’s on screens with the movie The Fifth Estate, interpreting Julian Assange. (click here for the trailer)
The film, telling the story of WikiLeaks and his founder Julian Assange, directed by Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part.1 and 2), is based on the book written by Assange’s right-hand man.
I haven’t seen the movie yet, but was definitely worth to spend few words about his main actor.
If you want to more about him www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk
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Happy 4th of July.
Last minute news for J.J. Abrams fans: the farseeing director and producer got recruited by Disney to create the 7th chapter of the fortunate serie “Star Wars”. Yes, you got well, the American golden boy has been elected to bring back to life to now of the most popular sagas of the big screen with a seventh all new and mistirious episode. What we can say is that Disney has undoubtely made the right choice (but of course he’s not perfect, he also produced crappy stuff, such as Super8), we all have in our hearts Lost (we miss it!!), but some questions come to our minds:
1. What about Star Trek? I mean, Star Wars and Star Trek have always been rivals and Abrams has been chosen as director of both. Paramount already announced a third chapter of Star Trek. So, how is gonna be realize those two movies in such a short period and having the audience rich of expectations? Is one going to suffer for the other? It doesn’t really seem to me a typical director’s move.
(Star Trek: Into the Darkness will be out in June in the USA)
2. Right now there are two tv series created by J.J.: Revolution and Person of Interest. What is going to be of them? Will their quality suffer because of these two big films with Paramount and Disney? I really hope not, since Revolution, to my personal opinion, is one the most interesting series presented in television year 2012-2013.