There are so many actors connected to Joss Whedon, but not many are so indelibly associated with his work as Amy Acker. From Angel to Dollhouse to Much Ado About Nothing, she seems more or less to be on Whedon’s speed dial. These days however, Acker is just as well known for playing Root, a hacker without much morality changing her ways as the human face of an all-knowing artificial intelligence on Person of Interest. On stage at Fan Expo though, Acker reminded one more of her Angel role Winifred Burkle – shy, reserved and a little bit silly. (more…)
Summer Glau has gotten a bad rap on the Internet as a “Show Killer.” That’s an actor or actress that is connected with multiple television shows that you like, that end up getting canceled well before their time.
Firefly, Dollhouse, Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles, and The Cape are among her canceled series, and no one is saying it’s her fault, just bad series luck that seems to follow the talented actress. Seriously, she is always a standout and scene stealer when you look at the shows she’s been on, sometimes she’s the show’s only redeeming quality.
Yeah, I’m looking at you The Cape.
So you can understand how some fan boys and girls are reacting with some trepidation concerning the news that Summer is “crossing her fingers” when it comes to Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. television show. She talked with IGN the other day about her role as Skylar in the SyFy (Man, I hate that Hipster spelling) channel’s original series Alphas. The show is pretty good and worth a look if you’re not currently watching the series. IGN went on to ask her about Joss Whedon’s new series S.H.I.E.L.D. and her interest in working with Whedon again.
IGN: So I’ve got to ask… Your buddy Joss [Whedon] has a new TV show percolating, and he’s been known to make use of your talents in several projects. So is that something you’ve had any conversations about? And do you think you’d look good in a S.H.I.E.L.D. jumpsuit?
Glau: Well, I have my fingers crossed behind my back. I try not to say anything to Joss about anything he’s doing because he has so many actors, and I know we all want to work for him. So I don’t know, but if I could be a part of it in any way, of course, you know I want to.
IGN: What’s it been like seeing the year Joss has had?
Glau: It couldn’t be more deserved. I’m just so proud that I got to work for him, and nobody deserves it more. I think he’s finally getting the place in mainstream filmmaking that we all knew could happen, and now everybody’s getting to enjoy it. And to get to see him back on TV, I just think that it’s going to be so gratifying for everybody who tried to get Firefly back on and supported Joss all these years, and bought the DVDs for friends and kept supporting it and kept promoting it. Now, I just cannot wait to see what he does next on TV. Of course, I’m excited about Avengers 2 as well, but it’ll also just be awesome to have Joss back on TV!
I would love to see her on S.H.I.E.L.D. as a villain and not a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Wouldn’t you love to see some kind of love-hate relationship between Summer Glau (As a villain) and Clark Gregg‘s character Agent Coulson? That story writes itself.
What do you think, are you willing to take the chance on Summer Glau and let her put to rest the Internet “Show Killer” tag?
For all you Fringe fans out there, here is some sad news… the hit Fox show created by J.J. Abrams has been moved to the 9pm Friday slot… conveniently known as the “Kiss of Death Slot”. Now all of you may remember a little tv show called Dollhouse created by genius Joss Whedon that was aired on Fox at 8pm on Fridays, or maybe you don’t because most likely you were out getting shitfaced on your 10th shot of tequila by then. This great show inevitably got canceled, only lasting two seasons. Granted, Fringe has been a pretty popular show for the network but that doesn’t mean they’re ready to send it on it’s merry little “paranormal” way. Despite the fact that Fox execs say they plan on renewing the show, do you guys think this is any indication that the show is on the way out??
What’s up Bastards! After having some damn problems we are back and so is DVD Tuesday! Since Tuesday has just passed on, I decided to do a “lite” version and pretty much recommend what came out last week and this week as well.
In other words, I’m only going to list the stuff that you should at least check out. You can expect a full return of DVD Tuesday next week but for now, check after the jump to see what came out and see if there is something you want! (more…)
We all new this was coming. THR reports
“Dollhouse” is closing its doors at Fox. The network has canceled Joss Whedon’s cult fave, which in May beat the odds with a second-season pickup despite low ratings.
The sci-fi series, which is filming episode 11, is expected to finish its 13-episode order.After some dismal performance in the fall, despite the ratings bumps “Dollhouse” got from DVR viewing, Fox benched the show for the November sweep after four episodes.
It is not clear whether Fox will air the remaining episodes starting Dec. 4 as planned.
I dunno why Fox even extended the show to a second season. Dollhouse had been semi enjoyable and for Whedon Fan’s a must watch but for mass appeal, not so much. Had the show not been on the Friday night death slot. Had Eliza Dushku not been the lead (sorry she’s not a leading lady) and had the quality of the episodes been more consistent then maybe Dollhouse would have stood a chance. It had flashes of brilliance at times but the show was inconsistent and un-even on so many levels. However, even a mediocre show like this would have had a longer shelf life on SyFy Channel or CW. Joss Whedon needs to approach those networks for future shows, or the other way around.
The worst news in all of this is with Dollhouse out of the picture Fox will now officially be dubbed the “Seth Macfarlane Network”.
Former Buffy/Angel star Alyson Hannigan tweeted that her husband, Buffy co-star Alexis Denisof, “is shooting his first day of Dollhouse right now!” That makes Denisof the latest member of the Joss Whedon troupe who will make an appearance in the second season of the Fox series, joining Firefly‘s Summer Glau.
Slashfilm reports that Jamie Bamber, who played Lee Adama in BSG, will be showing up as a character “heavily involved” in an engagement. Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh) will be appearing in the second episode of the season.