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Comic Con: Midnight Texas Cast Gives us the Scoop!

MIDNIGHT, TEXAS — Pictured: “Midnight,Texas_” Horizontal Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

What up people people? NBC is pulling out all the stops for their upcoming supernatural thriller Midnight Texas. They had a huge presence at Wondercon a few months ago and they are doing it again at SDCC. The cast are hosting a big Comic Con panel and roundtables on Saturday, but you don’t have to wait, I did the roundtables at Comic Con. spoke with François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, and Sarah Ramos.   Too much hotness in one room, I’m sure I’ll be saying that all week. Midnight Texas launches on NBC, Monday, July 24th. Check out the interview. 

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Exclusive: Austin Basis Talks about Casual, working with Hulu and Life Unexpected!

Ok people who have visited EM for awhile know that I have weird obsessions and that one of them was Life Unexpected and I went on a hunt to meet members of the cast. A few weeks ago I caught up with Austin Basis. You may not know his name but if you are a fan of CW Network you’ve seen him guest star on several shows – he’s one of the popular Ghost Facers on Supernatural and star in two of my favorites – Life Unexpected and Beauty and the Beast.  In this wide ranging interview we talk about his new Hulu show Casual, what it’s like to work with a major streaming service, Life Unexpected and more!

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Sony Pictures’ “Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter” cast & crew chat sci fi & more!

 

Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter is a science fiction film set in the distant future depicting the overthrow of humanity by A.I. (artificial intelligence) on Earth and other worlds. A hyper-weaponized robot army known as A.I. Scourge is bringing down cities, but rebellious robot fighting arms dealer Sienna (Tracey Birdsall) leaves Earth on a mission to find the mythical weapon that can neutralize any form of A.I. and take down the evil empire of robots.  Out in select theaters now, I had the opportunity to chat with the film’s director Neil Johnson along with cast and crew at Comic Con, the Action On Film International Film Festival, and the Los Angeles red carpet premiere.

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Exclusive: Netflix’ Sense8 Toby Onwumere Talks with Michelle

Sense8 is one of Netflix’s little talked about gems. It’s a weird little show that is stunning to look at in UltraHD and wears its heart on its sleeve. For good or bad it’s everything the Lana Wachowski and Lilly Wachowski are known for – deeply personal journeys, social and political commentaries, a sometimes confusing story and gorgeous cinematography.

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Doctor Who: Steven Moffat Teases Season, New Companion and Begins The Long Goodbye!

The man behind the last several season of Doctor Who is hanging up his sonic screwdriver – not that he’ll be less busy, with another franchise (Sherlock) to take up with if he can find the time.

As his time on Doctor Who comes to a close, Moffat gets to introsuce a new companion and bring back one of The Doctor’s earliest and most deadly classic foes – the Mondrasian Cybermen.

In the following interview, Moffat reflects on his time on the show; talks about what made Pearl Mackie perfect for Bill, and how much fun it’s been working with Peter Capaldi,.

Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 15th (9/8C).

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Doctor Who: Matt Lucas Talks Nardole’s Development, The New Companion and More!

Doctor Who S10 – Episode: 1 – Nardole (MATT LUCAS) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

As a companion to The Doctor, Matt Lucas’ Nardole is only slightly less new than Bill Potts.

Nardole is something of a cipher – hiding the fact that he’s not entirely dim (he can fly the TARDIS, people!) behind the alien equivalent of an ‘aw, shucks’ demeanor, he is quite capable of keeping The Doctor from isolating himself post-tragedy (see: The Husbands of River Song), and turning high drama to perfect silliness (or vice-versa) with a single line.

In the following interview, Lucas holds forth on the new season of Doctor Who, The Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts, and more.

Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 15th.

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Doctor Who: Pearl Mackie On Being The New Kid In The TARDIS!

Doctor Who S10 – Episode: 1 – Bill (PEARL MACKIE) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

Pearl Mackie is The Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts, in season ten of Doctor Who.

In the following interview Mackie talks about being the new kid on the block/in the TARDIS; working with Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and learning to deal with the unique situations that being a companion puts her in.

Doctor Who Returns to BBC America Saturday, April 15th (9/8C).

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Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi Talks New Companions, Final Season!

Doctor Who S10  – Episode 1 – The Doctor (PETER CAPALDI) – (C) BBC – Photographer: Simon Ridgway

Peter Capaldi’s last season as The Doctor on the timey-wimey sciience-fiction series Doctor Who returns to BBC America on Saturday, April 15th (9/8C).

The 12th Doctor will be breaking in a new companion before he regenerates, and the show’s showrunner, Steven Moffat will hand the reins to Life on Mars veteran Chris Chibnall.

In the following interview, Capaldi talks about The Doctor’s new companion, Bill Potts (Pearl Mackie), his slightly less new companion, Nardole (Matt Lucas), and teases the 10th season premiere.

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Interview: John Cena Talks Nintendo Switch, Movies and Wrestlemania!

What’s up everyone, I’m back. Well, not really, I’m still out west, this time I’m at Wondercon in LA. Doing a tour of WB Studios this morning and this afternoon hanging with the cast of Gotham. I hope you’ve been following my west coast misadventures on our YouTube Channel. When I get back you’ll get interviews with Mark Wahlberg, Amy Shumer, Charlie Hunnam, Naomi Watts, Selma Hayek, the cast of Midnight Texas, Teen Titans, some TV/Movie Composers and more!

I took part in a small, press conference with John Cena and asked a few questions. Since it’s Wrestlemania weekend, wanted to get this up quick. You all get a shiny penny if you guess which ones were mine. Cena liked us so much he didn’t want to leave. Check out the video.

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Exclusive Interview with Stomp’s Alexis Juliano

The long running hit, Stomp is touring once again and folks in Baltimore better act quick. The show will be at the Hippodrome, March 18 – 19. I recently did an email interview with Alexis Juliano, one of the show’s stars.  Alexis is an award-winning dancer, teacher and choreographer. She is best known as a finalist on So You Think You Can Dance.

She has performed as a part of Tap Kids, the Hands Down Tap Project, Tap N Time, Jarod Grimes Underground Tap, Universal Studios’ winter parade, Nigel Lythgoe’s Dizzy Feet Gala, Capezio A.C.E. Awards, So You Think You Can Dance Tour and the Fox Presentation of Grease LIVE!

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Interview: Shaping Sound’s Nick Lazzarini

Saturday,, March 12th, Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater is going to be awashed in modern dance as Nick Lazzarini, the season one winner of Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, brings his modern dance show Shaping Sound to Baltimore. Described as “an electrifying mash-up of dance styles and musical genres brought fully to life on stage by a dynamic company of contemporary dancers. In After the Curtain, these visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breath-taking and ultimately uplifting.” The show should be a fun night on the town. I did an email interview with Nick earlier this week.

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