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TRAUMA: Exclusive On-Set Look at episode 1.09 “Going Home”. And keep watching, cancellation is not imminent!

 

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It is quite unnerving to see a real plane sitting on its belly, ripped in half, flames shooting out of its cabin, not to mention one engine lying burning to the side, and luggage strewn about.  Even when you know it is just make-believe, the sight your eyes take in still makes quite an impact.  Such was the set of the ninth episode of Trauma titled “Going Home,” filmed mostly across the San Francisco Bay on Alameda at the Naval Air Base that is no longer used as such.  The San Francisco skyline once again stood guard in the background, as it often does in so many of the beautifully filmed high definition aerials.  After a brief ride past costume and make-up trailers, lines of ambulances and fire trucks, and stretches of empty runways, we come to the end of one runway to gaze upon the eerie sight of the crashed plane.  The props department really outdid itself with the carnage littering the field and no doubt they raided every thrift store in the area to purchase the tons of luggage, old clothes, purses, and stuffed animals blanketing the area.  The costly production values that go into each episode will be quite evident here not only in the scene of the crash, but the special effects that lead up to it.

Just in time for Thanksgiving week, “Going Home” is the story of people doing what thousands do around this time — traveling to see and spend time with their loved ones.  But Thanksgiving travel is halted when an airliner is forced to make an emergency landing. 

 

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HOLLYWOOD INSIDER: The great, but silent Ray Park Talks Michelle’s Ear Off! We talk a bit about Star Wars, GI Joe, Heroes and more!

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A few weeks ago I had the chance to talk to the great Ray Park – a man who is quickly becoming quite a geek celebrity.  You may not recognize his name but you know his work. He was the iconic dual lightsaber wielding badass Darth Maul Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace.  He had a brief appearance as Toad in the X-Men movie and now he’s playing another iconic, silent but deadly character – G.I. Joe’s Snake Eyes.  While he usually doesn’t get much of a chance to speak in his movies, you just know whenever he shows up something’s going to go down. Any movie Ray is in, he’s usually the character that ends up stealing every scene he’s in.

This fall he’s going to get a big chance to expand his range by actually speaking – a lot, in NBC’s hit show Heroes, where he plays – what else:  A bad-ass guy with knives.  If you want to see a different side of him check out the movie Fan Boys he does a very funny cameo towards the end. I caught up with him a few days before the debut of G.I. Joe and a day after he finished shooting an episode of Heroes for a man who doesn’t say much in his films he was in a really excited and talkative mood during our call.  You ask him a question and he’ll give you a million stories.

EM – So you just finished filming Heroes can you talk a bit about your role?

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I’m Edgar, we’re part of the new breed of power.  We’re all part of a traveling Carnival.  At the Carnival my disguise is a knife thrower and my power is speed. I’m really fast and accurate with weapons. Samuel is the driving force behind the Carnival.  His brother was killed and I’m his conflicted henchman.  Originally I was only supposed to be in a couple of episodes but my role has been expanded and we’ve already filmed quite a few episodes. I’m a really big fan of the show and in the past I’ve met cast members who were huge fans of mine.  With this part I really get to show something different than I’ve been able to show in my films.

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TELEVISION: NBC.com Gives Fans Chance to Catch Up on Their Favorite Shows!

So, you missed a key episode of Chuck, eh? Or maybe, The Office… or Days of Our Lives?

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For a limited time, NBC.com is making all current and returning series available online so that you can catch up. The complete list of titles available follows the jump.

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MOVIE NEWS: Fox Gets Social with new Contest for I Love You Beth Cooper

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The folks at Fox are doing something interesting for their upcoming Hayden Panettiere – who many know as the Cheerleader on Heroes, movie I Love You Beth Cooper. They are asking people to go to ILoveYouBethCooper.com and post a Video of a special message they’ve always wanted to express – to a friend, parent, love interest… anyone. Selected videos will be featured in television spots for I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER. Hayden launches the campaign on www.iloveyoubethcooper.com on May 20 with a series of sample “moment of truth” videos that will be promoted on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube. The site also includes a Twitter tool that allows users to tweet their secret confessions anonymously or via their personal Twitter accounts. I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER opens in theaters everywhere July 10. Directed by Chris Columbus (“Home Alone,” “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”), the film is based on the popular 2007 novel of the same name by Larry Doyle of The Simpsons and Beavis and Butthead fame.


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TELEVISION: NBC 2009-10 Schedule Features More New Content; Shared Time Period Strategy!

“NBC has picked up more scripted shows than last season even with “The Jay Leno Show” at 10 p.m.,” said Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. The network also introduced what it called “shared time period strategy,” in which a fall series, say, Heroes, would run all original episodes leading into the Olympics and Chuck would assume the same time period – also with all original eps, following the Olympics.

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NBC has added four new dramas, three new comedies and an unscripted series.

Dramas include: Trauma, Day One, Parenthood and Mercy. Comedies include: SNL Weekend Update Thursday, Community and 100 Questions. The unscripted series is Marriage Ref. As previously announced, The Jay Leno Show will fill the 10-11 p.m. timeslot Monday through Friday.

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NBC Picks up Chuck, Bionic Woman on the Bubble

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Now that the writer’s strike is over we are starting to get some answers about the future of freshmen shows. ABC is keeping just about everything and based on this announcement NBC is still unsure what it’s going to do.  For me the big disappointment of the season was Chuck – it’s just too much like Reaper and not as good, and Bionic Woman.  Bionic is a terrible show, but I would like to see NBC give it a chance to find it’s footing. Life is just  boring, I’m surprised to see that get picked up. Here’s the full press release.

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Fall TV Preview

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If there’s one word that can be used to describe this season’s new TV series, it’s risky. Just as a start, we have a remake of a ’70s series reimagined as the story of a woman unsure of her place in the world [Bionic Woman], a musical mystery series [Viva Laughlin] and a series about guy whose touch brings back the dead – though a further touch returns them to the state of death [Pushing Daisies]. Here’s a look at what you might expect in the next few weeks.

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