Exclusive Interview with David Bradley for The StrainInterview by Jamie RubyWritten by Jamie Ruby
FX's hit series, The Strain
, which has already been renewed for a second season, follows Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) and Nora Martinez (Mia Maestro) of the CDC as they are called in to investigate a viral outbreak, which they soon find out is actually an ancient strain of vampirism. With the help of expert Abraham Setrakian, played by David Bradley, who has seen the vampires before, they must work together to hunt down and stop the Strigoi.
Star Bradley recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview.
The process of becoming involved in The Strain
was very quick for Bradley, but he was eager to do it. "I was sitting quietly at home, looking forward to Christmas, and there was not much on the horizon. I had had quite a busy year, thankfully, and then I got a call from my agent to expect a transatlantic call from Guillermo [del Toro] and Carlton Cuse, the producer, which was thrilling. They came on, and they explained these things to me about what they wanted to do and how they were looking for this character.
The fifth season of Haven
, which airs tonight on Syfy, picks up where the fourth left off. The door to the other world has been closed, leaving William (Colin Ferguson) on the other side and a none too happy Mara having taken over Audrey (Emily Rose).
The episode focuses on what happened to everyone after the door was closed. Nathan (Lucas Bryant) wants Audrey back and will do anything to get her. Meanwhile the town is facing an all new and horrible Trouble that may or may not have been caused by Mara. Also, Jennifer (Emma Lahana) is missing and could be part of the key to finding and stopping Mara.
By Jamie Ruby
Friday Syfy premieres its new zombie series Z Nation
. The series follows a group of survivors during a zombie apocalypse as they attempt to transport a man (Keith Allan) across the country who may hold the key to a vaccine for the zombie virus.
In preparation, the showrunner and executive producer, Karl Schaefer, talked to the digital media about the new series.
Schaefer talked to SciFi Vision about how Z Nation
stands out from series of similar subject matter on television now. "First off there is obviously a great zombie show in The Walking Dead
already on, so our mission is sort of to go where they don't, and I think the biggest difference between us and them is our series has a sense of hope and also a sense of humor. We're kind of trying to put the fun back into zombies. Our heroes have a mission that they're on, so we're traveling every week. We're going across the country. They're not just sort of fighting for survival and hunkering down into one place. They really have somewhere to go and something to do.
By Jamie RubyHaven
returns to Syfy for season five tomorrow night. In preparation, two of the stars of the series, Emily Rose, who plays Audrey Parker and her incarnations, including the newest, Mara, and Lucas Bryant, who plays Nathan Wuornos, recently talked to the press about the new season.
Bryant talked to SciFi Vision about the transition of filming scenes with Mara and Nathan compared to Audrey and Nathan. "First of all Emily Rose, who is sitting next to me is edible this season as always, but exceptionally so in the role of Mara. It's a total treat to watch her and get to play with her.
"...But I mean, for Nathan, this is a nightmare, you know. I can't really tell you all the things that Mara is capable of, but she is a force."
By Marcina Zaccaria
On September 10 at 11 AM, fans of the show, The Voice
, got the chance to try a new, virtual reality experience. The Voice 360: Be The Coach
offered the possibility to get the experience of being a coach on The Voice
using the Oculus Rift.
NBC LAUNCHES LIVE-ACTION VIRTUAL-REALITY EXPERIENCE FOR 'THE VOICE'
"The Voice 360: Be the Coach" Uses Oculus Rift Technology to Allow Fans to Judge a Blind Audition
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — September 9, 2014 — To promote the return of "The Voice," NBC has created "The Voice 360: Be the Coach" fan experience.
Fans will get to sit in the famous coaches' chair and via Oculus Rift virtual-reality — a complete 360° immersion — will allow them to physically and virtually experience an entire "blind audition." Fans will sit next to and interact with new season seven coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, as well as returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton.
With the public encouraged to participate, "The Voice 360" will tour the nation with four real-life coaches' chairs starting in New York on Tuesday, Sept. 9, and will end in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 22, the day the new season of "The Voice" premieres.
By Jamie Ruby
Next Wednesday Fox airs its new dramedy Red Band Society
. The series is a unique coming of age story about a group of friends who are live-in patients at the Los Angeles' Ocean Park Hospital and the adults at the hospital who help them through good times and bad.
Octavia Spencer, who stars as Nurse Jackson, recently talked to the media about her new series.
Spencer talked to SciFi Vision about how she became involved in the project. She was requested for the role. "I have a great team at WME. They were fielding a lot of requests for me to read a lot of stuff. I read a few pilots and I just – Steven Spielberg is my favorite director. So when his name is on anything, of course I'm going to take it seriously.
"But I was really relieved that I absolutely, positively loved the show. Everything that you experienced as a viewer, I experienced as an actor reading the material. It's on the page.
SYFY’S 7TH ANNUAL 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN SPOOK-A-THON FEATURES
NEW DOCUSERIES TOWN OF THE LIVING DEAD
200TH EPISODE OF GHOST HUNTERS
THREE HEART-POUNDING ORIGINAL MOVIES DARK HAUL, DEAD STILL AND FINDERS KEEPERS
NEW YORK – September 8, 2014 – Syfy’s 7th annual 31 Days of Halloween spook-a-thon (October 1-31) will unleash 600 hours of spine-tingling programming including the premiere of the docuseries Town of the Living Dead (October 7); the 10th anniversary – and 200th episode – of Ghost Hunters (October 8 and October 22), and three terrifying Original Movies Dark Haul (October 4), Dead Still (October 6) and Finders Keepers (October 18) – starring Tobin Bell, “Jigsaw” from the iconic Saw franchise.
Among the blood-curdling theatrical movie premieres airing during this year’s scarefest are Shutter (October 5) and the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (October 11).
Syfy’s new series Z Nation, about a band of everyday heroes transporting the only known survivor of a zombie plague to California, where the last functioning viral lab waits for his blood, continues its first season Fridays at 10PM (ET/PT). Z Nation stars Harold Perrineau (Oz, Lost) and Tom Everett Scott (Southland, Beauty and the Beast).
By Jamie Ruby
Sean Astin, who plays the part of Jim Kent on FX's The Strain
, recently talked to the media about his time on the series. In the most recent episode, Kent became infected and had to be killed in order to stop the spread of the virus.
Astin talked to SciFi Vision about his involvement with digital and practical effects on the series, particularly when Jim becomes infected. "Basically they would put little orange dots, reference dots, all over the area where the worm would be...The actual prosthetic of the cut...they had a brilliant piece that they put on my cheek that they could sew and unsew, and it was really, really good. People really responded to it on the set, and I liked working with it, so it didn't take very long to put on at all. It was a piece that started at the top of my inner eye, at the bridge of my nose, and went down right under the eye all the way around the eye basically, kind of like in a half moon, and then up into the hairline and down around the jaw, and kind of underneath the jaw, on the top of the neck and then up and around the same side of the mouth. So it almost looked like the Phantom of the Opera
's mask, sort of like a miniature version of that, or that with a convertible version of the Phantom of the Opera
"And then they painted it beautifully... [what] was really cool, was they pull the thread through it, because if you've ever had stitches, I've had lots of stitches in my life, and it felt the same. When they numb you, they put a long needle in, and they numb the area that they're going to give you a stitch; you can still feel it, but it doesn't hurt, and that's exactly what it felt like when they're threading the cut on Jim's face.
"The actual worms, though, were orange dots."