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Another ‘Star Trek’ actor joins ‘Untitled Web Series’

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With the announcement that Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo was joining then cast of Untitled Web Series second season, Travis Richey has announced that yet another veteran of Star Trek, this time Chase Masterson of Deep Space Nine, will be added to the cast. Masterson’s character is named Annabelle. The video below has both Richey and Masterson talking about the role, the show and how viewers can support this web series.

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The preview trailer for “Untitled Web Series about a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time” second season!

inspector-1It may sound like a cliché, but season two of Untitled Web Series raised the bar on almost everything you can think of and this 90 second look at what’s in store for the Inspector, Piper and Boyish The Extraordinaire (is he evil, is he kind to kitten’s, what’s with the running?) shows what they did with the money they raised. Richey says “Season 2 goes above and beyond Season 1 in every way.  Characters are deeper, story is bigger, and the scope is just way scopier.  We still had to write for a budget, because we knew we didn’t have a million dollars to spend, but seriously, I’m just bursting knowing what I know about Season 2 and not being able to tell people about it.”

Travis Richey stars as the trusty The Inspector along Carrie Keranen as Piper Tate and Eric Loya as Boyish. It’s also been announced that The Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik is providing the voice of The Inspector’s sentient time machine, the B.O.O.T.H.

With this trailer, we also see the second guest-star to join the cast, Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Picardo. Three more guest-stars will be announced through the month of July. Visit their Facebook page for more info!!!

It is written by Travis Richey and Eric Loya and is directed by Nicholas Acosta.

Watch now, my pretties!!!!

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Hill’s ‘Locke and Key’ lands at Universal

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For Locke and Key, the popular graphic novel series by Joe Hill (The Heart-Shaped Box, Horns and N0S4A2) and his co-creator Gabriel Rodriguez, it’s road to being adapted for the screen has been a bit rough. FOX was intially interested in the property back in 2011, when Star Trek scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were to produce a potential series for the broadcast network. A pilot was filmed, but FOX eventually passed on the project, leaving its fate up in the air. Now Universal has acquired the project, with both Kurtzman and Orci attached as producers to bring the tales to the big screen. Locke and Key centers on three siblings who return to their family home in Massachusetts following their father’s murder, where they stumble upon magical keys that give them various powers and abilities. Below is the trailer FOX presented.

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The Great ‘Doctor Who’ Hoax, ‘Guardians’ casting, ‘Continuum’ and ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3 & 4′

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While only a few of us (or is it just me?) dread The Amazing Spider-Man 2 set for release on May 2, 2014, Sony is moving forward on a third and fourth film, scheduling June 10, 2016 and May 4, 2018 for those films. Sony Pictures’ Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Jeff Blake, said in a press release, “Spider-Man is our most important, most successful, and most beloved franchise, so we’re thrilled that we are in a position to lock in these prime release dates over the next five years.” Yeah, sure. Whatever.

The Canadian based Sci-fi series Continuum, which is near completion of its second season up north, and just starting here on the SyFy Channel, has been picked up for a third season there. It’s a fairly good bet that Syfy will probably air season three sometime in 2014.

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Not surprisingly, the recent story about the finding of lost Doctor Who episodes has turned out to be a hoax. The latest whispers are that this hoax played on more than just the fans though– it was played on the BBC itself. And at great cost. Allegedly there was one man in particular making all these rather bold claims regarding lost BBC episodes. For whatever reason, many higher-ups at the BBC and within the crew of Doctor Who felt this individual was on the level. This seems to be at least partly true, as former Who script consultant Ian Levine made the truth very clear on Twitter. “There will always be 106 Doctor Who episodes missing. And yes you can quote me on that .” An hour later, Levine added on Twitter: “My previous tweet was not ironic. I too wanted to believe ninety episodes had been found. I now believe none have been found. A massive hoax.” Sadly, this means we’ll probably never see those 106 missing episodes, which is a shame. I’ve had great dreams for seeing those William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton serials one day. And I think a lot of fans as well, considering anyone born after 1967 have never seen any of those Hartnell stories since they first aired.

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We all know that Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was an odd fit in the studios grand plan of adapting their most popular properties, as films like Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers and Iron Man 3 were really designed to set the comic book superheroes in the real world. What made them work even more was the fact that it was a shared universe, much like the comic book themselves. And up until The Avengers, it kept it that way – we have aliens attacking. And while Iron Man 3 returned to a more solid “reality,” it can no never be fully set in the real world. So the expansion continues this fall with Thor: The Dark World, to be followed by next May’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and next August’s Guardians of the Galaxy. So, perhaps knowing it was an odd choice to follow all those other films, Marvel and Disney chose eccentric James Gunn to write and direct the film. It has also gotten an eclectic cast to add to the oddness of the comic book, as production begins this month in England, we know that Parks and Recreation actor Chris Pratt stars in the film, along with former wrestler Dave Bautista, Star Trek‘s Zoe Saldana, The Walking Dead‘s Michael Rooker, The Hobbit‘s Lee Pace and Ophelia Lovibond. Now Oscar winner Glenn Close along with former Doctor Who actress Karen Gillan have joined the cast. After them, another Oscar winner and an Oscar Nominee, Benicio de Toro and John C. Reilly, receptively were added. It’s an all-star cast for one odd movie. I really hope it works.

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“The Dark Place” Lead To Direct First Feature

blaiseembry-199x300Fresh off his starring role in THE DARK PLACE, actor / writer Blaise Embry will next step behind the camera for his feature directing debut, helming his script In The Shadows of the Rainbow for BrambleArch Pictures.

In the shadows of the Rainbow is an unnerving ensemble family drama following the intersecting lives of a rural community in the wooded canyons and sunny mountain tops of Big Sur, California.

BrambleArch is the the avant-garde production company behind Another Stupid Day and the upcoming naturalistic musical The Amateur. The company is made up of partners Lauren Schneider (Red White & Blue) Tara Jane (formerly of production companies Strawdogs and Partizan), Lee Doud (Californication) and Embry..

The team’s first short film, Another Stupid Day, a dark coming-of-age story directed and starring Blaise, is currently playing the festival circuit.  They are currently in post-production with the naturalistic musical feature The Amateur, starring Nick Gomez (Looper, Walking Dead) Nathan Phillips (Chernobyl Diaries, Snakes on a Plane) and Sports Illustrated cover model Melissa Haro. The Amateur is slated for theatrical release in late 2014.

In the Shadows of the Rainbow casting is already underway with the award-winning film and television casting director Eric Souliere (Nip/Tuck, American Horror Story, The Kids are Alright) at the helm.

Blaise’s previous producing credits also include the acclaimed film Summit (Winner of Best Film at the UK Film Festival, 2012.) As an actor, he’s best known for his work in the Sundance pic Nobody Walks, stints on hit TV shows including: Weeds, The Office, CSI, Hawaii 5-0, and the lead in Blue Seraph Production’s mystery-thriller The Dark Place, directed by Jody Wheeler.

In the Shadows of The Rainbow begins principle photography May 1st, 2014 in Big Sur, California, with Blaise directing from his own script.