Tag Archives: James Frain

James Frain Joins Star Trek: Discovery in Very Familiar Role!

James Frain – best known for his villains you love to hate/hate to love (Ferdinand in Orphan Black; Theo Galavan on Gotham) – has joined Star Trek: Discovery, where he will play the iconic role of Sarek, father of Spock.

Should be very interesting…

Continue reading James Frain Joins Star Trek: Discovery in Very Familiar Role!

Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Azrael – Bring on the Proto-Bat!

GOTHAM: James Frain in the "Wrath of the Villains: Azrael" episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April, 25 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX
GOTHAM: James Frain in the “Wrath of the Villains: Azrael” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, April, 25 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX

Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) returns with a bang this week as Edward Nygma inspires Dr. Hugo Strange with a way to bring the recently resurrected Theo Galavan out of chaotic madness to serve his own purposes.

Meanwhile, Nygma makes Jim Gordon an ominous promise and Captain Barnes discovers that his ‘by the book’ methodology doesn’t always work.

Continue reading Gotham: Wrath of the Villains: Azrael – Bring on the Proto-Bat!

Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime – A Falling Out of Thieves!

GOTHAM: L-R: James Frain and guest star Ron Rifkin in the ÒRise of the Villains: Worse Than A CrimeÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/ FOX
GOTHAM ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/ FOX

Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) reaches its fall finale with an episode that is full of change. Alliances are made and dissolved; last week’s cliffhanger that wasn’t is resolved, and we see glimmering of what’s to come.

Despite some miraculous healing (or at least partial healing), some strange family values moments, perfect timing and two new additions to the streets of Gotham City all add up to a fun ride.

Continue reading Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Worse Than a Crime – A Falling Out of Thieves!

Gotham – Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster – Looks Like War!

GOTHAM: L-R: Robin Lord Taylor in the ÒRise of the Villains: Mommy's Little MonsterÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.
GOTHAM: L-R: Robin Lord Taylor in the ‘Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster’ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

After the revelations of the last few weeks of Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C), it’s time the series moved to the next level. Theo Galavan and his beloved sister Tabitha have discovered Penguin’s ruse; Edward Nygma has (accidentally) ruined what might be his one shot at love; Alfred has made it clear that he wants Selina to stay away from Bruce.

Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster takes all the coagulating emotions from the recent past and forms them into an hour that is, to say the least, explosive.

Continue reading Gotham – Rise of the Villains: Mommy’s Little Monster – Looks Like War!

Gotham Is On Fire!

GOTHAM: L-R: Guest stat Bridget Pike (Firefly) in the ÒRise of the Villains: By FireÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/ FOX.
GOTHAM: L-R: Guest stat Bridget Pike (Firefly) in Rise of the Villains: By Fire ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/ FOX.

Since the beginning of season two, Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) has been embracing its comic book origins in a way that has allowed its writers to go to weird places. Rise of the Villains: By Fire continues that trend. It’s approaching Frank Miller intensity (minus the rampant misogyny) in its gothic/noir sensibilities.

Continue reading Gotham Is On Fire!

Gotham Cast Talks About the Rise of the Villains in Season 2

gotham02

Join Ben Mckenzie (Jim Gordon), James Frain (Theo Galavan), Erin Richards (Barbara Kean), Jessica Lucas (Tabitha Galavan), Michael Chiklis along with Executive Producer John Stephens as they delve into Season 2 of “Gotham” to explore the rise of the villains. “Gotham” airs Mondays 8/7c on Fox.

Interviews after the jump!

Continue reading Gotham Cast Talks About the Rise of the Villains in Season 2

Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Strike Force – Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole!

GOTHAM: (L-R) Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis), Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) in the ÒRise of the Villains: Strike ForceÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.
GOTHAM: (L-R) Captain Barnes (Michael Chiklis), Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie) and Bullock (Donal Logue) in the ‘Rise of the Villains: Strike Force’ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: FOX.

Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 9/8C) continues to steam along at a breakneck pace, building momentum tearing through plot and taking characters into unexpected places.

Rise of the Villains: Strike Force introduces GCPD’s gung ho new commander, Captain Nathaniel Barnes, puts Penguin squarely behind the eight ball, and gets Nygma a date!

Continue reading Gotham: Rise of the Villains: Strike Force – Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole!

Gotham – Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh – Manic Fun!

GOTHAM: Bruce (David Mazouz) in ÒRise of the Villains: The Last LaughÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/FOX.
GOTHAM: Bruce (David Mazouz) in “Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Nicole Rivelli/FOX.

Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) continues its creative resurgence this week with the third chapter in the ongoing Rise of the Villains arc – The Last Laugh. Now darker than ever, the show really feels like it belongs in the Batman section of the DC universe.

Continue reading Gotham – Rise of the Villains: The Last Laugh – Manic Fun!

Orphan Black – Right Back Where We Started From!

Ferdinand and Sarah

Just when they think they’re home free, the Clone Club discovers they’ve barely scratched the surface on the third season finale of Orphan Black (BBC America, Saturdays, 9/8C).

First, they discovered they were clones; then they discovered Castor, and now, ah, now…

Continue reading Orphan Black – Right Back Where We Started From!

Orphan Black – A Whole ‘Nother Level of Complexity!

orphan-black-s3 - Sarah & Scarface

The first two seasons of Orphan Black (BBC America, Saturdays, 9/8C) have followed the four members of what has come to be known as the Clone Club as they sought to find out a) who was trying to kill them off and why, and b) how did they come to exist in the first place.

Along the way the series explored concepts like identity, sibling rivalry, nature vs. nurture and more. Series co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett have expected their audience to pay attention and think. Millions of them have. Then, at the end of season two, they dropped an even bigger bombshell – there’s another series of clones; male ones!

Continue reading Orphan Black – A Whole ‘Nother Level of Complexity!