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Supernatural Returns with Eerie Look at Things to Come

As if the wait over winter hiatus hasn’t been bad enough, an eerie new promo giving a glimpse of highlights for the second half of the season makes the wait for tonight’s return of Supernatural almost unbearable (The CW, 9pm).  The promo titled simply “Keep Grinding” features scary new creatures, some seemingly uncomfortable alliances, and upcoming events that make us fear for the Winchester brothers and even more so for their wayward angel, Castiel. Perhaps we can just keep hitting the replay button to make the hours pass faster until this evening!

 

TNT Loads Up On Winchesters! Five Supernatural Marathons In February!

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If you can’t get enough of the Winchester boys, then you will want to know about February’s five Supernatural marathons on TNT.

TNT is running Supernatural Superfan Wednesdays with select adventures of Sam and Dean from 1/12C – 8/7C. On President’s Day, the network will present the Supernatural Super-Meta Marathon from noon/11am C to 10/9C.

The Supernatural Superfan Marathon themes are: Why So Serious? (Feb. 4); The Bobby Singer Story (Feb. 11); Killing Time (Feb. 18th), and The Lighter Side of Dean (Feb. 25th). (The Supernatural Super-Meta Marathon pretty much says it all to the show’s true fans…).

Check out episode titles and times following the jump.

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Doctor Who Comes to America; Highlights of the WonderCon Panel

 

TRUST YOUR DOCTOR.  Doctor Who, the longest-running TV sci-fi series, is coming to America tonight!  And I’m not just referring to the premiere episode that will be airing at 9pm on BBC.  The team is actually coming to America… as in Utah.

The spectacular two-part season premiere kicks off tonight with Part one, “The Impossible Astronaut.”  The mysterious time traveler, the Doctor [Matt Smith], and his companions Amy [Karen Gillan] and Rory [Arthur Darvill], find themselves on a secret summons that takes them on an adventure from the desert in Utah – right to the Oval Office in 1969. The two-parter is penned by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Jekyll).  It will also feature guest star Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Leverage, Battlestar Galactica) and Alex Kingston (ER, Flash Forward) returns as the irrepressible River Song and the new season features an episode written by Neil Gaiman.

Earlier this month, fans were gathered bright and early outside of the Moscone Center in San Francisco in order to ensure their entrance, and were eagerly awaiting the presentation of the Doctor Who panel at WonderCon.  I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and bring you these highlights.

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Mark Sheppard Teases Doctor Who, Supernatural and Leverage

I had the opportunity to chat with Mark Sheppard, the ubiquitous actor, as part of the press event during this past weekend’s WonderCon.  Although he was attending in conjunction with his upcoming appearance on Doctor Who, I tried my best to divert his attention to Supernatural.  Of course, this was no easy task considering that Mark prefers to keep a shroud of mystery surrounding  all  his appearances.  After all, this is the man who insists that his name  not  be used in the opening credits for fear that viewers reading it will then know in advance that his character will be making an appearance!  Getting a straight answer from Mark is almost as challenging as getting a straight answer out of Misha Collins, who appears as the angel Castiel on Supernatural and entertains followers with a hilarious Twitter account (@MishaCollins).  Unfortunately due to time constraints, we had less than five minutes to present questions to this personable, funny, and engaging actor.

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Television: In Supernatural S6.04 Weekend At Bobby’s Jensen Ackles Works with a New Director – Himself

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Actor Jensen Ackles, who plays Dean Winchester on the hit CW Network action series Supernatural, is a Pisces. Pisces is a zodiac sign that is symbolized by two fish swimming side by side, but in opposite directions, which signify that, Pisces people can have duel natures such as having both a pragmatic and a dreamer side to them.

I don’t know if that describes Jensen Ackles personally, but I do know that he has had some interesting opportunities to delve into duality in his years on Supernatural. It started in season 3 when he got his first opportunity to work with himself as an actor in a short, but pivotal scene in S3.10, Dream A Little Dream of Me. Then in S5.4 The End, Ackles spent the majority of the episode working opposite himself as an actor when he played both the present day and future incarnations of Dean Winchester. In tonight’s brand new episode of Supernatural season 6 Weekend At Bobby’s, Jensen Ackles gets to take on the newest duality in his career: being behind the camera as his director self directing his actor self who will be in front of the camera.

Jensen Ackles has stated in past interviews that he is fascinated by working with cameras.  He has expressed that he has a love for photography, a hobby he is adept enough at that he impressed a group of Japanese photographers doing a photo shoot with him in Japan in 2007. The actor worked with them both in front and behind the cameras to set up some very artistic and unique photographs to accompany a magazine interview with him.  During rounds of interviews he did for his lead role as Tom Hanniger in the 2009 horror movie, My Bloody Valentine: 3D, Ackles stated that one of the main reasons for wanting to work on the movie was so that he could have a chance to work with and see the new ‘Real D’  3D camera technology in action. Given all of this, it’s certainly no surprise that eventually Jensen Ackles would be taking his love of working with cameras and exploring their technology into a brand new direction as he steps behind the ones he’s been in front of for six years on Supernatural to take on directorial duties.

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Television: Apocalypse Why? Commentary On Supernatural S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight

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“Two Minutes to Midnight” – Bobby (Jim Beaver) sells his soul to help stop the Apocalypse and Dean (Jensen Ackles) goes head-to-head with Death.

That short blurb made it all sound so exciting as Supernatural season 5 came down to one of it’s two last episodes, S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight. The airing of the episode left this viewer wondering what the heck happened to all the excitement you usually get when the storyline revolves around the coming of a possible apocalypse of Biblical proclamations. Lucifer is loose on the world, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse are set up to be a major ‘big bad’ to over come and Supernatural season 5 started out full steam into that potential. Yet to this viewer what started out like a scary ride on a rocket, seems to be ending up like a tame ride on the merry-go-round.

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Television: Sneak Peek At Supernatural S5.21 & Why This Viewer Thinks Crowley Works As A Character & Bela & Ruby Didn’t

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First off, don’t miss Misha Collins live on twitter tonight at 9pm EST. He will be checking in with the fans Misha Collins-style while the show airs on the east coast. If you haven’t read any of Misha’s tweets, you definitely don’t want to miss out tonight.

Supernatural is coming down to the wire for the 5th season’s apocalyptic storyline, so I was wondering why S5.20, The Devil You Know was such a slow moving episode it was almost standing still. About the only analogy I can come up with is that it is like the part in the roller coaster ride where you make that slow, ratcheting climb to the top of first hill the ride is about to go whizzing down. I sure hope that S5.21 and S5.22 have that kind of excitement to them cause the last episode was sort of boring. But only sort of—this is Supernatural after all so it did take some interesting twists while it was ratcheting up that hill.

In Supernatural S5.20 Castiel (Misha Collins) hadn’t back from out of nowhere yet, but the dapper, smooth talking demon Crowley (Mark Sheppard) had. And he is back with self-absorbed plans to use the Winchester brother’s battle to defeat Lucifer for his own personal gain. With Crowley back for S5.20 and tonight’s episode 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight and seeing how well he fits in and suits the storyline, it got me to thinking about something I’d like to share.

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Television: Sneak Peek Look at Supernatural S5.20 The Devil You Know

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The end of the Apocalypse ride for Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester is rapidly coming to it’s climatic finale in season 5 of Supernatural and no one knows where it’s going to end up..not even Winchester Brothers! With only 3 more episodes to go, viewers  and fans alike are also hanging on to the edge of their seats right along with the guys..and the angels and the demons..OH MY

While we are waiting to see what happens next to our favorite monster hunting, demon killing brothers, the kind folks at Warner Brothers/The CW Network have decided to tease us..err I mean share with us. Today’s offering is a sneak peek look at Supernatural S5.20 The Devil You Know ,which airs this Thursday April 29th at 9PM EST on the CW Network.

Take a look at the exciting clips and some great stills from the episode.

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