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Charlie’s Story

Very good featurette with Tracy Spiridakos explaining the character, Charlie Mathason who she plays on NBC’s new series Revolution, her motivations and feelings and the journey of discovery she embarks on to save what is left of her family. – Charlie’s Story NBC Video Player


Just Released Video: Revloution “Epic Swashbuckling Action”

A brand new video has just been released for REVOLUTION with new footage and commentary from JJ Abrams, Jon Favreau and Eric Kripke.

This one has a lot more action and faster pacing which gives you a better feel for the overall story, I mean the fight scenes look epic, It looks dangerous and more urgent , overall a much better video then the first trailer

Inter-dispersed throughtout the video is commentary for JJ, Jon and Erik, the first time we have heard from him.

If this is the true feel that the series is going to convey, I’m all in.

The Villain is Indeed Revealed or — Is He

After many months of fans, me included trying to guess the Identity of the villain on JJ Abrams up coming STAR TREK 2, Karl Urban seems to have spilled the beans about who it was last week seemingly by accident.

The debate about who the villain was going to be had settled down to about 5 contenders after some insiders revealed a possible short list they included:

  • KHAN

But come on folks. look at this list and tell me there are only 2 serious contenders here

  • KHAN

I know there are a lot of Q fans out there who thought, and I shake my head, that TERLANE would be a good choice NO, NOT and NEVER same goes with HARRY we are talking about a big budget Summer movie here, not the Howdy Dowdy popcorn hour.

So now we are left with 2, the HORTA would never work, but before I proceed let’s talk ALICE EVE her role in ST2 is another mystery, fans had about 7 favorite choices here the sentimental one was JANICE RAND and that would have been great in my books, as were all the other choices that a good-looking blonde would fit but one name on that list stands out when you compare it with our 2 main villain contenders


One other thing you may have noticed is that every one of my choices is a TOS character and that is because JJ Abrams himself stated early on that using a villain from the original series was his preferred way to go.

Now lets deal with KHAN, undoubtedly the most popular ST villain there is, and why is that? ONE name, RICARDO MONTALBAN, he is Khan, to have anyone else play him would seem all wrong the comparisons would start the minute ST2 started, and I can put money on who would win.

Why would JJ go there when he doesn’t have to, 20 years from now when there is a larger percentage of people born after WRATH it may be possible but not now, especially with a newly rebooted Star Trek.

So we are left with GARY MITCHELL and that I suspect is the choice of anyone who is a real fan of the WHOLE Star Trek universe and not just some guy with a shiny head and a robot as a side kick.

OK that was harsh and we owe Picard and company a lot for bringing the series back to life so successfully.

Now back to Karl Urban who found he had some explaining to do when he arrived at Comic-Con yesterday, not that he had a choice in the matter since that is all everyone wanted to know, and this is what he had to say to

I’m really not at liberty to discuss anything about Star Trek. All I can say is that I did that interview after a 22-hour flight from New Zealand. I literally hopped off the plane into the interview

Doesn’t sound like a denial to me, more like an explanation as to why it slipped out, he went on to say

I can promise you that before the end of Comic-Con, some exclusive Star Trek footage, it’s going to come out. You’re going to find it. It’s going to come out

So is the cat out of the bag, and are we going to get an OFFICIAL response as to who the villain really is


Preview Night Screening Review – Revolution

With preview night coming to an end at Comic-Con 2012 we are starting to get some feedback from the lucky one’s who got a peck at this fall’s new shows from Warmer Bros. and of course Revolution was high on a lot of lists as a must see.

We have one such review form and Managing Editor Matt Sernaker had the following to say about what he saw:

In a world that is so reliant on electronics and power for personal comfort and daily operations, a new series called Revolution (on NBC this September) poses the question: what happens when the power goes out…permanently? The attendees at SDCC 2012 got a special sneak preview of this upcoming primetime series!

Matt would go on to give use his reasons why Revolution is the must see series this fall by saying

This awesome new series is being written by Eric Kripke (Supernatural), produced by J.J. Abrams (LOST), with the pilot episode Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). One of the first things that you will notice about the show is the high quality CGI and production value of the pilot. Impressive visuals, sword fights, a dystopian future, and a solid cast, and quality writing are just some of the reasons why I cannot wait to watch Revolution each week.  I do want to note that the only way this show can be a hit is if the network truly commits and maintains this level of quality consistently. NBC seems to be aware of the gem that they have with this story, and I think they might give this the chance to capture everyone’s attention and become the must see series of 2012!

His final verdict:

ComicsOnline gives Revolution: “Pilot” 5 out of 5 amulets that we want to find at Comic-Con!



Billy Burke and Tracy Spiridakos on Working with Abrams, Kripke and Favreau

When it comes to pondering actually being in the situation the characters in ‘Revolution’ are in, Spiridakos remarked, “You know, I’ve thought about that a lot.” She mentioned to me that she was a gamer and brought up ‘Fallout’, noting, “I play that game and I love it. So I’ve kind of explored that realm of what that world would be like, and I think it’s terrifying. But it’s exciting in a way as well. It’s different.”  – Part IGN’s interview with Tracy Spiridakos and Billy Burke

Tracy Spiridakos

New International Poster for REVOLUTION

A new international poster for ‘Revolution’ has surfaced, and on first glance it looks very simular to the successful ‘Hero’ artworks that NBC used for that show.