In Camelot, Merlin spearheads a mission to reunite the dagger with Excalibur so he can use the weapon to save Emma from the darkness threatening her soul. With Zelena in tow, Hook, Mary Margaret, David, Regina and Robin steal into Arthur’s castle to take the broken sword from the maniacal king.
Once Upon a Time Season 5 has begun! We find our favorite fairy tale characters back in Storybrooke right where we left off at the end of Season 4. Emma has just sacrificed herself to save Regina from the darkness securing her place as the new Dark One. But where did Emma go? How does Camelot come in to play this season? How badass is Merida? These questions and so much more are answered in the season premiere!
Anaheim brace yourself! Fans of the hit ABC series “Once Upon a Time” are headed your way May 8-10 in the first ever Regal Con fan convention. Your favorite stars such as Lana Parrilla (Evil Queen/Regina Mills), Rebecca Mader (Zelena/Wicked Witch) and Emilie de Ravin (Belle) just to name a few, are set to make an appearance with Q&A sessions, photo ops and VIP mixers not to mention a concert from rock group 45 Spacer where they will debut their latest tracks.
Ticket prices and convention detail after the jump!
Eternal Con, the Long Island Comic Con, has announced a host of celebrity guests from movies, television and comics for its weekend of June 14-15 return. Rebecca Mader and Lee Arenberg (Once Upon a Time), Ray Park (Darth Sidious), Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Night of the Comet) are among the many TV and movie guests; Adam Kubert (Avengers, X-Men), Amanda Connor (Supergirl, Harley Quinn), Jimmy Palmiotti (Jonah Hex, Painkiller Jane), and Larry Hama (G.I. Joe) are among the comics guests.
Events planned include a Cosplay Parade (open to the public), a Cosplay Contest, a wide variety of panels and a number of charity auctions. Eternal Con will be held in the Garden of Aviation’s Reckson Center. For more details, check out the press release after the jump.
With Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) in labor, the residents of Storybrooke go on high alert to ensure that Zelena (Rebecca Mader) doesn’t try to steal her new born baby, and in the land of OZ of the past, a young girl from Kansas threatens to be Zelena’s undoing.
More on Episode 20 titled “Kansas” from ABC’s Once Upon a Time after the jump.
Syfy’s new hit series Alphas will feature an impressive lineup of special guest stars for its debut season. Garret Dillahunt (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Burn Notice), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Alaina Huffman (Smallville, Stargate Universe), Rebecca Mader (Lost), Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lindsay Wagner (Warehouse 13) and Peter Wingfield (Sanctuary) will join previously announced recurring guest star Valerie Cruz.
The curious thing about bringing Wagner to alphas is that she’s reprising her Warehouse 13 role as Dr. Vanessa Chase. I can see Warehouse 13 and Eureka [which has crossed over with W13 a couple of times] as being in the same universe, but Alphas is tonally all wrong for that kind of crossover – unless their Dr. Chase is just an AU version of the one in W13. Should be interesting to see…
A complete of episodes featuring the abovementioned guest stars, follow the jump.
Practically since the series debuted, Covert Affairs’ [USA, 10/9C] blind tech wizard, Auggie Anderson, has fascinated the show’s fans. As has been mentioned in past episodes, Auggie wasn’t born blind; he was a soldier who was blinded on a mission in Tikrit, Iraq. This week’s episode, Half A World Away, tells that story.
Well, sir… Lost [ABC, Wednesdays, 9/8C] is continuing on its roll!
Among other things, we learn that Locke [Terry O’Quinn] was born in March of 1956 – and that ties into Charles Widmore [Alan Dale] in a supremely unexpected manner. It also figures in explaining why Locke was visited by Richard Alpert [Nestor Carbonell] as a child. The more you learn about this show – the more answers you get – the more questions arise.
Take Faraday’s mother… please! If you can find her… And just wait until you meet a certain member of Desmond’s family! And speaking of Faraday [Jeremy Davies], he gets to make a definitive statement – though not about the physics of the island [though he also gets to do some actual science stuff, too].
Latin. The dead language plays a role here, too. A small but pivotal part.
Locke’s tracking skills get a workout [see 1956]. We learn more about Faraday’s past [he seems like he’s come a long way from then, but with this show you never know]. Miles [Ken Leung] gets to use his special talent, though it doesn’t seem to help much. As for Charlotte [Rebecca Mader], I refer you back to her nosebleed in the season premiere. We even get a scene that suggests that Charles Widmore actually does care about his daughter, Penny [Sonya Walger]. Then there’s Charlie…
After screening three episodes of Lost, Season Five, I have to say that the pieces of the Cuse/Lindelof mosaic really are falling into place. As the season moves inexorably, but nimbly, towards its conclusion, you can kinda see the outlines within the Big Picture falling into place. Because You Left, The Lie and now, Jughead are all extremely well put together episodes. The scripts have been tight, well-paced and feature that odd mix of character and mythology that differentiates Lost from everything else on television. The direction has been, if anything, even crisper than in the past – these eps haven’t played like the three hours they’ve taken up in our schedules.
Finally, the cast of Lost continues to make us believe in these characters – all of whom are lost in one way or another and seeking to find themselves. It’s really only because of the well-developed characters that we can believe in the mythology of the show. If we didn’t care about Locke, we wouldn’t have been so worried when he faced the Smoke Monster in Season One. If we didn’t care about Faraday and Charlotte [and isn’t amazing how quickly we’ve taken to them?], we wouldn’t be worried about that nosebleed.
As long as the characters remain relatable, and the pace of the revelations [answers should soon begin to outnumber questions, judging by this week’s ep], then the show will continue to hold sway over those of us who still watch [whether in real time, or online, or whatever]. Judging by what I’ve seen so far, there’s a lot of fun/drama/weirdness to come.
I can’t wait!
Final Grade: A