Note from the editor: I have included interviews under exclusive if they are private or one-on-one or in person interviews. These were not part of press conference calls or group discussions. These are exclusives that are currently published here at SciFi Vision or as part of one of SciFi Vision's own podcasts, or in some early cases at Media Blvd. Magazine.

I also have chosen to include some interviews from press events that are only open to a select few and not the general press or public, such as convention press rooms and everything from the Syfy Digital Press Tours, set tours, etc. as although they are not entirely exclusive, they do contain exclusive photos and sometimes videos that no other site has (I have started to mark some of these as "Spotlight" as opposed to "Exclusive, but they still remain in this category"), or may be about my own experiences only at the events. Note that in a few specific cases, the set tours were exclusive and specifically for SciFi Vision.

All of the articles unless otherwise noted were written by me, Jamie Ruby, and are copyright © 2017 Sci-Fi Vision. If you would like to post an article on your own site, please let us know first. Please do not use any of the exclusive photos or videos on your own site without permission (it will usually be given). You can find the rest of our published articles, including both interviews and reviews under articles.

Exclusive: Graham Shiels Talks Olympus

Graham ShielsSyfy's new mythological series Olympus airs Thursdays. Recently, star Graham Shiels, who plays King Aegeus on the show, talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his role.

The actor first talked about how he got the role. "I was in Vancouver just for the weekend, and I have a great agent in Vancouver working for me. While I was there, I had this audition from a casting director by the name of Sean Cossey, who also cast Arrow, which I did three episodes of. And I went into this audition with him, and I was like, "Wow this is so cool."

"And they wanted everything in a British dialect, and you know, I'm a classically trained actor from Yale School of Drama, and I looked at this material and was like, 'this is like Shakespeare on camera; this is like a dream; it's amazing.'

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Exclusive: Laura Vandervoort Talks Bitten Season 2, Returning Tonight

Laura VandervoortTonight season two of the popular series Bitten returns to Syfy with two all-new back-to-back episodes. Based on the best-selling book series Women of the Otherworld, by Kelley Armstrong, the series this season is in for some changes as witches are introduced into the mix. Star Laura Vandervoort, who plays werewolf Elena Michaels, recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about what's to come this season.

Season two picks up where the previous left off with Elena still dealing with her fiancé Philip (Paul Greene)'s death. According to Vandervoort, fans will see a very different Elena this season. "This season picks up three days after our finale. Emotions run high and vengeance is all Elena can truly think about. She has not taken the time to mourn Philip. The true change in Elena this season is her seemingly acceptance of her fate. She does not apologize for her actions this season. There is no questioning who she is and what she has to do.

"The approach this season was really just being emotionally certain and all in. Season one, Elena was constantly torn between the two lives she was living. She constantly fought the animal within her, trying to suppress it. No more."

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Exclusive: John Emmet Tracy Talks Olympus

John Emmet TracyRecently Syfy premiered its new mythological series, Olympus. Actor John Emmet Tracy, who plays the character of Pallas, recently talked to Jamie Ruby in a private interview about his work on the series.

The actor was surprised when he found out he got the role of Pallas. "I was working on two different projects, and they fell together quite closely, and I only had time in between the two for one audition, and it was for this project called Olympus. It was really the only audition I'd done in about three or four months.

"So I did the audition, and then went on to the other project, and, you know, time went by, a couple of months. I never heard back about it, and it sort of faded from my memory.

"And then my agent called, and she said, "You've landed the role of Pallas." I paused, because I was trying to recall it; it had been so long. And when she told me Olympus, I was really surprised, because at this point, I had not even had the chance to meet the show's creator, Nick Willing. The whole thing was off the tape I did with the casting directors.

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Exclusive: Michael Xavier Talks Bitten, Returning Friday to Syfy

Michael XavierFriday Bitten returns for season two to Syfy with all new episodes. Last season, Logan, played by Michael Xavier, found out that his girlfriend, Rachel (Genelle Williams), was pregnant with his child, but she was kidnapped.

Xavier recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his work on the show and what's next for Logan.

When the actor started his work on Bitten, he took inspiration for Logan from more than just the script or the book series that the show is based on. "Every time I approach a character, I tend to look for inspiration outside of just the script or just the books that are offered. And when I first jumped onto Bitten, I didn't know too much about it. I didn't know about the books, but I jumped online, and I did some research, and I found that Logan's character didn't last very long in the book.

"And I spoke to the creative minds and our producer, and they were saying they were going to head in a bit of a different direction with Logan. So it wasn't as imperative for me as it might have been for say Greg [Bryk] and Laura [Vandervoort] to try to stick to the books.

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Exclusive: Anna Silk on the Final Season of Lost Girl, Returning Friday to Syfy

Anna SilkFriday Syfy premieres the fifth and final season of its hit series Lost Girl. Star Anna Silk, who plays Bo, recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about her time playing the succubus this season, as well as what she will miss from her journey.

One of the main attractions of Lost Girl to a lot of the fans is the love triangle. Bo's romantic relationships will change some this season, but the triangle between Bo and Dyson (Kris Holden-Ried) and Bo and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) will still continue. "The triangle certainly continues. I feel like every season it's been sort of more one side or more the other side. I don't think that that initial love triangle would ever go away in a sense; it just kind of changes...I think we're going to see both parts of that triangle play out in a way that hopefully everyone will like and be happy with or be surprised by. I don't know, but it made total sense to me, and I feel like where the show is leading and where it ends is exactly where it should be."

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Exclusive: Helix's Jim Thorburn on The Mysteries of Caleb

Jim ThorburnTonight Syfy airs its second season finale of Helix. Many fans have been wondering about the mysteries surrounding Caleb, played by Jim Thorburn. Caleb was first seen in the beginning of the season when he ran into Julia (Kyra Zagorsky) on the island, thirty years in the future. Tonight many of the questions about Caleb will be answered.

Thorburn recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his time working on the series and the mysteries surrounding his character.

Thorburn worked behind the scenes on a set before he started his acting career. "I got into acting after working in the art/set decoration department on The X-Files pilot. It was shot in Vancouver. Having the opportunity to work on set behind the camera, I became intrigued by the performances I was seeing firsthand. It was like a private acting class. I soaked up as much as I could. While working on the second season of The X-Files, and thanks to David Nutter and Chris Carter, I was given the opportunity to audition for the Millennium pilot and booked my first acting role. Through that experience, the biggest thing I learned was how important tone is to any project, and this has always influenced my acting."

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Exclusive: Levi Meaden as Kimon, Debuting Tonight in Olympus on Syfy

Levi MeadenLast week Syfy premiered its new series, Olympus. Tonight's new episode introduces the character of Kimon. In preparation for his debut on the show, actor Levi Meaden talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview about Kimon.

Kimon was not the character that Meaden originally auditioned for. "I had originally actually gone in for Lykos, but they went another way; they wanted somebody darker. They went with Wayne [Burns], who just does a great job. And they had me come in afterwards and read for Kimon. And I read for it and I thought it went well, but I didn't hear anything for a while.

"So I actually ended up going back home for a family reunion. I take very little vacation, but I was going to take four days, and about 36 hours into my trip I get a call saying I had to run back, because they wanted to test me for Kimon.

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Exclusive: Nick Willing on Creating Olympus

OlympusTonight Syfy airs a new episode of its new series, Olympus, which premiered last week. Creator and director Nick Willing recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about working on the new and unique series.

Willing is a big fan of mythology, and with Olympus, he wanted to do something different that he hadn't seen on television before. "I'd never seen a show quite like this on television. I've a bit of an Ancient Greek fanatic; I've always studied the Ancient Greeks, because I'm into two important things: one is psychology, and the other is the Classics.

"So one thing I've noticed is the Ancient Greek Classics have always been treated in modern television and cinema as a sort of fairy tale set in Ancient Greece, and I'd never actually seen Ancient Greek drama - the tragedies - portrayed on television. The great dramas of Phaedra, Medea, Oedipus, Antigone, the beginning of all drama, which informs so much of our modern day drama, is so much more outrageous and extreme and shocking, but is still as shocking today as it was then, has never actually been done on television.

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Exclusive: Ben Gleib Hosts a New Season of Idiotest Starting 4/1

Ben GleibOn April 1st, GSN will start to air an all-new second season of their popular game show, Idiotest. Recently host and comedian Ben Gleib, talked to (and often joked with) Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about his work on the show and the new season.

The host first talked about how he became involved with Idiotest. "I had done a few things for GSN over the years, and they said they were looking for a show for me. I didn't believe it but it turns out to be true. If I didn't believe it at this point I would just be very stubborn, because I totally have a show on their network."

Gleib thinks the uniqueness of the show has helped it to become popular. "It's a very different kind of game show than I think people are used to seeing. We just don't test trivia. We test your brain and how well it works on tests that everyone should know the answers to, so it's an interesting experiment.

"And we mix that with a lot of comedy, so even if you didn't get the question right you'll hopefully be laughing a few seconds later. Plus it's very fun to play along with at home, from what I'm told."

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Exclusive: Top 16 Contestant Adam Ezegelian Talks American Idol & the Future

Adam EzegelianWhen fan-favorite American Idol contestant Adam Ezegelian did not make it into the Top 12, viewers were shocked. The toy maker from New York recently talked to Jamie Ruby in an exclusive interview about his time on Idol and his plans for the future.

Ezegelian first talked about what brought him to Idol. "I was in Walt Disney World over the summer, and they had this thing there called the American Idol Experience. It was a park attraction where people can go and audition at the beginning of the day, and be put into a little mock American Idol show that the audience votes for. And if the audience picks you as a winner, then you go to the finale at the end of the day and the winner of the finale gets this golden ticket. You get to skip the lines for the real American Idol audition. So I won that and found out the auditions were in New York, so I was like “Oh, sweet!” And I auditioned."

If able, the singer could see potentially auditioning again for the show, but not for a while. "I don't know if making Top 24 inhibits me from coming back. But I might [come back]. Right now I can't imagine going through it all again, but I can see coming around to it in the future. It was a great experience."

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