Exclusive: Nico Tortorella Talks Series Finale of The Walking Dead: World Beyond

***The following interview contains spoilers for the series finale***

Nico TortorellaTonight on AMC, The Walking Dead: The World Beyond came to a close with its series finale. Nico Tortorella, who plays the character of Felix, had quite a big fight scene in the episode with Lieutenant Newton (Robert Palmer Watkins), which the performer said was their favorite part of shooting the entire series. “There was a lot of work that went into it,” said Tortorella, “weeks of fight training and choreography. Steven Ho who was [on] one of our stunt teams was an original Ninja Turtle. The guy who was Robert Palmer Watkins’s stunt double was also Captain America’s stunt double, like all of these stunt legends in this room. And we worked our asses off on that fight. There were so many moving parts.”

They added that since the two of them picked the choreography up quickly, more walkers were added to the scene. The double-sided S-pole that Tortorella got to use was their favorite, even if it was heavy with steel rebar running through it. “There were a few numbers where I flick it up in the air and catch it that in one hundred plus degree heat in leather head to toe with a pending tornado; it wasn't the easiest thing to accomplish, but all [that] being said, I'm so thrilled with how it came out. I think there's such a focused energy from both of us that is really, really strong.”

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Stars Mansour, Cantu, Cumpston, & Ormond Talk The Walking Dead: World Beyond Finale

***The following interview contains spoilers for the season finale, 2.10. Please watch it before reading.***

The Walking Dead: World Beyond
Tonight AMC airs the series finale of its spinoff series, The Walking Dead: World Beyond. In the finale, the group finally makes it beyond the reach of the CRM, but some are injured and others lose their lives.

Nicholas Cantu, who stars as Elton on the series, told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision during a recent roundtable interview that was satisfied with his ending, even his character losing an arm after being bit by a walker. “I'm still so jazzed about that,” said the actor. “When we got to film that; [it] was like the little blue sleeve CGI stuff. That was so fun. That was like sci-fi zombie stuff. I was like, ‘Yeah, lost an arm. That's apocalyptic. I love it.’ That was great.”

Julia Ormond, who plays Elizabeth Kublek of the CRM, talked to the site a bit about the last scenes of her character, who really didn’t get a resolution. “I don't think they really resolved her getting what she deserved, but I think it left it sort of kind of open ended, and I think the stuff caught up with her that was kind of surfacing anyway for her.”

Kublek made a lot of immoral choices during the series, which according to the actress, was a difficult part of the character to connect to, especially because she herself is a pacificist and doesn’t believe in war. On the series, however, it’s about limited resources. The actress told SciFi Vision, “I think once I got to the point of, ‘Oh, this is a completely new world, a post-apocalyptic world means there are very few human beings left.’ So, instead of having to just defend the boundary of your nation, or the ethics and value system of your nation around the world, in a war, your boundary is now we have to protect the human race…[I]t's not even a huge shift for soldiers who are defending something to shift into ‘We are now going to start committing genocide,’ because as soon as you work out [that] there're only limited resources, you switch to the patterns of behavior that you've seen throughout communities in The Walking Dead. One community is out to kill the others, because they understand that there are limited resources.”

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Doctor Who: Flux - The Vanquishers - 13.06 - 12/05/21 - Recap & Review

***The following recap and review contains spoilers for 13.06. Please watch it before reading.***

Doctor Who: FluxOn tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, the Doctor takes off her conversion plate to avoid Swarm disintegrating her, but ends up splitting herself in three: one stays outside the universe, one joins Karvanista and Bel on the Lupari ship, and the other reunites with Dan, Yaz, and Jericho in the tunnels.

Through the course of the episode they discover that the Sontarans, having used Claire to find the time and location of the final Flux event, have sent out a broadcast trying to broker peace with the Daleks and the Cybermen, but it’s a ruse. They know that to stop the Flux, which is made of antimatter, they need to hit it with matter, and they plan to use their enemies to do it and the ships of the Lupari who they massacred to shield them, taking control of the entire universe.

Eventually the Doctor and her friends stop and exile the Grand Serpent, who was working with the Sontarans, and gain control of the Lupari fleet to shield them from the Flux. They disperse the rest of the Flux energy into Passenger, at the suggestion of none other than Diane, who along with Vinder was able to escape the prison and call for the Doctor. Unfortunately, Jericho can not transmat away from the Sontarans and is pulled into the Flux with them.

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Exclusive Video Interview: Jackie Sorkin Talks Candified: Home for the Holidays

Jackie SorkinCandified: Home for the Holidays premieres today on Hulu. Across four episodes, Candy Queen Jackie Sorkin and her team of artists take on the challenge of designing a life-size house, including both the exterior and interior, made entirely out of candy, all in time for the holidays.

According to Sorkin, her love for candy started as a child. “Really, things transitioned for me when I first watched the movie Willy Wonka,” said the artist in an exclusive interview with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision. “I was so taken with the movie, the creativity, the Oompa Loompas, Willy Wonka himself, Charlie. I identified with Charlie, the kid that didn't have a lot, who had a big dream. He just kept going and believing and good things happened to him. He wasn't perfect, but in the end, he got the whole chocolate factory. I think that as corny as that sometimes is, I feel like that came true for me.”

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Exclusive: Fear the Walking Dead’s Colman Domingo on Victor Strand’s Path to Leadership

***This interview contains spoilers for 7.07***

Colman DomingoThis season of Fear the Walking Dead viewers have felt that Strand has become much more ruthless, murdering people without thought. According to Colman Domingo, who stars as Victor Strand in the series, his character has always rode a fine line and been the antihero. “I think, in many ways, he has suppressed his own instincts,” the actor told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, “but when he's let his own instincts thrive, he's seen the success of it.

“…Now, with this fallout, it's an opportunity for a clean slate. He just doing the math. He's like, ‘Well, I've done all these things, and I'm still a survivor. There must be a good reason for it. Why don't I decide to explore what it's like to do things the way I see fit and to have a civilization the way I believe it should operate, and not suppress it?’

“…So, this is the first time we see him living under his own operating systems, and it’s thriving. It may be harsh…[but] it's a working civilization, and he’s absolutely the head of it. The way he's doing it, it's very complicated, but the thing that he knows, is, at the day, it's working.”

The actor does believe, however, that Strand is being affected by his actions, even if he doesn’t think he is, and we will see how that plays out this season.

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Doctor Who: Flux - Survivors of the Flux - 13.05 - 11/28/21 - Review & Recap

***The following review and recap contains heavy spoilers for 13.05, so please watching before reading.***

Doctor Who: FluxThis week on Doctor Who, while the Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) finds herself outside of the universe at Division, Yaz (Mandip Gill), Dan (John Bishop), and Jericho (Kevin McNally) are stuck in 1901. The trio spends the next three years searching for clues about how and when the universe will be coming to an end. Meanwhile, the Doctor finally gets some answers, as the woman she met previously in her memories, who turns out to be Tecteun, reveals that the Division, originally created on Gallifrey, created the Flux to hide their existence and get rid of the Doctor in one fell swoop to move on to the next universe, destroying hers in their wake.

Overall, there were some positives and some negatives about the episode this week, in my opinion. The episode was fairly linear again and easy enough to understand, but I’m not sure the story that was told was as revealing or exciting as it was meant to be.

First of all, although the last episode’s final scenes were so crazy, it was resolved right off the bat with a rather unsatisfactory conclusion that apparently the Doctor was turned into a Weeping Angel all for the sake of transporting her to Tecteun. It didn’t really explain why that was necessary.

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Exclusive: The Walking Dead: World Beyond's Anna Khaja Takes a Stand Against the CRM

***The following interview contains spoilers for 2.08***

Anna KhajaRecently on The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Indira, played by Anna Khaja, lost her son, Dev (Abubakr Ali), when he was killed by CRM soldiers, which led to them attacking the community at the Perimeter in tonight’s episode of the series. According to Khaja, who talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview, Indira realizes now that she has to choose a side. “[T]he CRM are not people to gently be dealt with,” said the actress. “They're not an organization to be accepted in any way. Now, she's out for revenge. Now she's going to do what's right. It's what Dev would have wanted. It's what her people stand for. It's what she's always said she stands for. So, that's it. Now, she has nothing to lose. She already lost the greatest thing in her life. Now, she's all in. She has to protect her people, do whatever it takes to protect them.”

According to Khaja, Indira is ready to fight now. “She's ready to join forces with the kids, and everyone's going to come together, but we just don't know how.”

She also said that although Indira is worried for her people, she can’t help but be eager to move against them. “I think that she doesn't like being under the CRM’s thumb, and that she wants to see them go. She wishes someone would take them down. So, I think she's in a position of secret excitement, but really, really scared.”

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Exclusive: The Walking Dead World Beyond’s Jelani Alladin on How This Character’s Death “Shakes Will to his Core”

***The folowing interview contains spoilers for 2.08***

Jelani AlladinIn this week’s episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond, “Returning Point”, Will is deeply affected by the death of Indira (Anna Khaja)’s son, a young man who he didn't know very well. Why was Will so moved? Actor Jelani Alladin thinks that for Will, Dev (Abubakr Ali)’s death “symbolizes the death of humanity of [the CRM], that they simply no longer care. No matter who it is or who you are,” Alladin told Scifi Vision, “they will kill you if they feel like you’re a threat, and that shakes Will to his core.”

For the actor, Dev’s death also raises real-life issues. “On top of that, you add another person of color being taken out of this world. I think that is the connection that I personally was invested in. How do you go to a mother and tell them that their son has just been shot, killed? And reflecting all the things that we went through in the year of 2020, bringing all of that into the mix? I was like, ‘The police, the threat, this huge organization just innocently took your son, and I couldn't do anything about that. I don't even know how to begin to apologize to you or have the words to say I'm sorry.’”

In our interview, Alladin discussed how Will’s feelings prompt him to initiate a shootout with the CRM. In The Walking Dead universe, selfless risks don’t always end well - especially when they are out of character. And Alladin thinks “it is wildly not in Will’s character to actually take that risk.

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Doctor Who: Flux - Village of the Angels - 13.04 - 11/21/21 - Review & Recap

***The following review and contains spoilers for 13.04 as well as the "next time" trailer for 13.05, so please watching them before reading.***

Doctor Who: FluxI was impressed with tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, titled “Village of the Angels.” Weeping Angels are one of my favorite villains/creatures of the series, but I was afraid that the episode would be ruined by having everything else jammed in it like last week. I was happy to be wrong.

Unlike the first three episodes, especially last week’s, the story was much more linear (as linear as it can be in a time travel show). There was one main story thread that was split by the characters being split up, and then there was the side story with Bel (Thaddea Graham). Whereas I would have preferred the action not stop to make room for Bel and Vinder (Jacob Anderson), it didn’t feel squashed in like last time. The episode was much more cohesive as a whole, and aside from Azure (Rochenda Sandall), there weren’t other alien creatures, and it didn’t feel like random things were happening.

The main storyline with the Angels and our characters trying to escape felt like a classic (new series) episode. I loved how they brought in the idea of an image of an Angel being an Angel, because we’ve seen that before, and they took the idea to the extreme as Claire (Annabel Scholey) was seen transforming partially in moments. I also think the writers did a really good job of explaining what Angels were to any potential new viewers, and it gave everyone else a quick reminder of the basics, without making the episode feel like there was too much exposition.

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Book Review: The Art of AMC's The Walking Dead Universe

The Art of The Walking Dead UniverseThe Art of AMC's The Walking Dead Universe was recently released everywhere books are sold. The 240-page hardcover, which comes from AMC Networks, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Comics, covers all three series in The Walking Dead Universe. The book gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the three series through concept sketches and other art and illustrations, storyboards, photographs, and more. It includes an introduction by Chief Content Officer of TWD Universe Scott M. Gimple as well as other fun facts.

The book is full of so much to look at and presented beautifully. Each part also provides some interesting insight into the making of the series in general or whatever that specific page is about. It’s full of tons of content that fans of the series will love.

The book is full of positives. I only really found there to be two negatives to the book. The first is that I wish the book were divided up in a different way, preferably by series. All three shows are together, and I couldn’t really find a rhyme or reason to how they were ordered.

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