The fall TV season gets underway in over a month, and as such a lot of familiar actors are going to find themselves in new parts on some of your other favorite shows. To wit, look for the artist formally known as Captain Karl “Helo” Agathon on Battlestar Galactica, actor Tahmoh Penikett, is set to appear on the long-running CW series Supernatural when its ninth season begins this October, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Penikett will play Ezekiel, who is described by Supernatural executive producer Jeremy Carver as, “a dignified warrior angel injured in the fall.” The last season of the show ended with millions of angels falling to Earth, and Carver says that the formally heavenly bodies will be playing with “lots of different agendas.”
[The angels are] lost, scared, and vengeful, and I think [the storyline] is lending itself to lots of exciting and wonderful character moments for all of our characters to be dealing with. A world of fallen angels is a dirty, bloody, scary and in some ways very human world. We’re very excited to explore that.
Penikett will be in good company on the show as numerous former BSG actors have had recurring roles in Supernatural including, Mark Sheppard, Rick Worthy, Donnelly Rhodes and Sebastian Spence. Penikett is also well known for appearing as a regular on Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and recently played Vancouver mayoral candidate Jim Martin on Sy-Fy’s Continuum. His first episode of Supernatural will be the season premiere on October 8.
What do you say Bastards? Excited for more Helo on your TV?
To call the topic of abortion one of America’s most divisive issues is an understatement. It’s hard to even utter the word without someone getting heated and storming off. The fact that we’re even reporting on Buffy Summers considering an abortion in an upcoming issue of Dark Horse‘s comic Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 is proof this is a hot button issue.
So why is Buffy thinking abortion? Well for starters, she’s preggers. That was a big shock for the slayer a few issues back. And now she’s coming to terms with the thought of bringing a child into a world under constant threat from vampires and other demonic forces. In this upcoming issue we’ll see the slayer discuss her options with her friends, including Robin, son of a former slayer, and it seems ultimately decide to not keep the baby. To know for sure you’ll have to check out issue #6.
And since I mentioned earlier this is a very touchy subject for just about everyone, Joss Whedon has had to come out defending his decision for the story line’s inclusion,
It’s not something we would ever take lightly, because you can’t. You don’t. It’s not an easy thing for anyone..
Buffy was always about the arc of a life, and it wasn’t ever going to be one of those shows where they were perpetually in high school and never asked why. It was about change. So there’s never a time when Buffy’s life isn’t relevant.
It’s not that women should be on one side or the other, but that people have to make this decision and talk about it. It offends me that people who purport to be discussing a decision that is as crucial and painful as any a young woman has to make won’t even say something that they think is going to make some people angry.
Obviously people are upset, mostly because the whole discussion of abortion and pregnancy in general makes people uncomfortable. But I think Joss has the right of it, while Buffy the Vampire Slayer has always has its fair share of action and slaying, it’s also about a young women growing up. I’m glad to see the comic tackling real world problems and issues, just like the television series did.
You can visit USA Today for a preview of Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 9 #6.
What do you think, is abortion too heavy of a topic for comic books?
Source: Comic Book Movie
When Joss Whedon‘s Buffy the Vampire Slayer was on TV, its twists had you obsessing about them for weeks. Now that Buffy and the Scoobies are in comic book form, it looks like the biggest twist was saved to blow your mind all over the goddamn walls.
[WARNING: Heavy Spoilers Ahead! Don’t say we didn’t warn you.]
Those of us who intend to purchase the latest issue of the Buffy Season Nine comics, issue 5, will be greeted by a big fat bombshell. Like your mom.