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It was exactly one year ago that a little TV show called Orphan Black came to Toronto ComiCon for some pre-release buzz; the panel took place in a small room and maybe a couple of dozen curious fans came in. Fast-forward a year and there are enough Orphan Black fans to fill one of the biggest panel rooms, and then some. This was the scene for series’ stars Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris on Saturday afternoon. In front of a standing room only crowd of (predominantly) female fans, Maslany and Gavaris recalled their roller coaster first season and teased the highly anticipated season two. (more…)

Kevin McCarthy: 1914-2010

mccarthy_snatchersDamn.

Oh, <i>that</i> guy...

Oh, that guy...

One of my favorite genre actors, Kevin McCarthy, died Saturday at the age of 96.

He earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance as Biff Loman in the 1951 film version of Death of a Salesman, but to most nerds my age, he was that guy who seemed to have appeared in just about every damn movie we watched growing up, including the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (and a cameo in the 1978 remake), Twilight Zone: The Movie, Innerspace, and UHF, among others.

Here’s to you, sir. You will be missed.

(via Kindertrauma)