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Firefly 10th Anniversary Panel

July 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Like many of you, I was unable to attend Comic-Con in San Diego this year.  But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it from afar.

One of the most anticipated events for me was the Firefly 10th Anniversary panel.  I discovered the show on DVD around the time Serenity was being released in theaters and I instantly fell in love with it.  So when I heard about a reunion panel I was quite excited.

Now, this panel will actually air as a special on the Science Channel (which has had some success airing Firefly reruns as of late), but that won’t be for some time and like many people I don’t get that channel.  Lucky for us, the folks over at Things From Another World (TFAW) were able to film the panel and put it up on YouTube.

I’m not going to try and recap the 52 minute YouTube video for you, because I don’t want rob you of the experience.  Just know that the panel includes Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Summer Glau, Sean Maher, Adam Baldwin, Tim Minear, Jose Molina, and about 4,000 other Browncoats.  The entire panel was very heartfelt and sincere.  It’s amazing to see what this show means to not only the fans, but the cast and crew after all these years.

 

If the embedded video doesn’t work you can always view it here.  And if you don’t have the time to watch the entire panel, The Huffington Post has a pretty decent recap here.

Thanks for playing along.  We’re still flying.

J.

Perfect Summer Glau Roles

April 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Summer Glau.  I’ve been a fan since Firefly, as I believe a great deal of us have been.  It was because of her that I watched Terminator:  The Sarah Connor Chronicles  and The Cape.  It’s because of her that I eagerly await the day when I can get my hands on a copy of Knights of Badassdom (check this one out here).  There is just something about her.  She’s got this cute innocence on the outside.  But at the same time you know she could kick your ass.  She says so much by saying so little (seriously, go back and watch Firefly if just to watch her facial expressions).  At the end of the day she deserves to be a star, and here are a few roles where I think she could really shine.

Lara Croft

I know this was a role defined by Angelina Jolie in 2001.  Bu that was over ten years ago.  With the newest installment of the video game franchise to be released later this year, talk of a new movie is inevitable.  I’ve heard many names thrown around from the good (Olivia Wilde) to the horrible (Megan Fox).  But when the name Lara Croft speaks for itself, why not go with a fairly lesser known actress who could actually bring a sense of realism to the role?  That is what the new game is going for, also.  Bringing the character back to her roots and showing us just how she became the Tomb Raider we all know and love.  The casting of Ms. Glau would allow the studio to have the movie centered around the story and not the star.

Spider-woman

If Ms. Glau would like to stick to her television roots, then one need look no further than Jessica Drew a.k.a. Spider-woman.  Though I would prefer to see this character in a feature film (maybe the S.H.I.E.L.D. movie I recommended in a previous post?) this character could also appear in the rumored ABC drama AKA Jessica Jones, a television series that is set to take place within the Marvel cinematic universe.

Jessica Drew is a tortured soul whose parents turned her into an experiment.  This is familiar territory for Ms. Glau and I have no doubt that she could easily slip into this role and steal the spotlight.

X-23

Almost straight from an X-Men comic

Originally I thought this would be a perfect role for Ms. Glau a few years ago.  If the studio wanted to focus on the early teenage years of X-23, well Ms. Glau is pushing just how much she could pass for a teenager.  But if they were to go a different route and focus on the character after she escaped from the Weapon X project, well than we have our lead actress right here.

Ms. Glau easily has the physicality to go up against (hopefully?) Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.  An on screen fight between the two of them would be a fanboy’s dream.  The pure epicness of this thought is enough for me to suggest her for this role.

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Let me know in the comments below if you agree/disagree or if you have any more recommendations.

J.

Kickstarter of the Month: ATX a Television Festival

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment

This months Kickstarter of the Month project is a little different from last month’s.  Instead of an actual film project, this month I’m support the ATX Festival.  The event is very similar to other film festivals and conventions, but instead it focuses solely on the television industry.

From the Kickstart page:

“The Festival has the functionality of traditional film festivals, spotlighting television instead of movies through: premieres, screenings, Q&As with cast and creators, panels that discuss industry topics, and parties.  The result is an event with attendees that are both fans and industry, as opposed to most events of this nature that are solely for one or another. ”

I first heard of this event via writer/producer Jane Espenson (“Buffy”, “Warehouse 13”) and it was her involvement which initially peaked my interest.  Anyone lucky enough to attend would be able to interact which such stars as Jane Espenson, Adrianne Palicki (“Friday Night Lights”), Arielle Kebbel (“The Vampire Diaries”), and more.

The entire project is being brought about by Caitlin McFarland and Emily Gipson, who are TV lovers just like anyone else.  Between the two of them they have completed production work on such films as Walk the Line, Identity, John Tucker Must Die, and Kissing Cousins.

If they reach their goal of $25,000 the festival will take place this year, June 1st-3rd.  They have chosen to host their festival in the amazing city of Austin, Texas.  Though I have never been, a good friend of mine went to college there and it has made my list of places to go.  He cannot say enough good things about the city, and since I completely trust his judgement, I have  high expectations for this venue.

And for the Browncoats out there a viewing of “Firefly” has just been added.

So if you have a love of television and want to share that loves with others, check out there Kickstarter page below.  And even if you can’t make it like myself, those who can will thank you.  And keep in mind there are only five days left to contribute.

Good luck Caitlin and Emily!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atxfestival/atx-a-television-festival

And visit them at www.atxfestival.com for more details
www.facebook.com/atxfestival
@ATXFestival

J.