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: Tony Curran on Playing Datak

Exclusive Interview with Tony Curran of Defiance on May 23, 2013
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Tony CurranSyfy's Defiance is home to a diverse group of alien races, including the Castithans. One of the Castithan families living in the town is the Tarrs – Datak, played by Tony Curran, and Stahma (Jaime Murray), and their son Alak (Jesse Rath).

Curran recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about what it's like playing Datak.

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Exclusive: Lexa Doig Talks Continuum Season 2

Interview with Lexa Doig for Continuum on May 24, 2013
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Lexa DoigRecently Continuum returned to Syfy for its second season. The series, created and executive produced by Simon Barry, follows Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), a cop from 2077 who is trapped in present day after traveling back in time without her consent with a group of terrorists called Liber8, bent on changing things. One of the interesting things about the series is that the lines are often blurred as it seems Liber8 is trying to create a better and free future, though going about it in the wrong way.

One of the members of Liber8 is Sonya Valentine, played by Lexa Doig, who was left in charge after the death of their leader, Edouard Kagame (Tony Amendola). Originally a doctor as opposed to a soldier, she might have some new ideas about how to continue on. Regardless, she followed through on shooting Liber8 member and lover Travis Verta (Roger Cross), as one of Kagame's last requests. The shot, however, she came to find out, was not fatal.

Doig recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about this season.

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Exclusive: David J. Peterson: The Languages of "Defiance"

David J. PetersonIf you've watched Syfy's series Defiance, you've no doubt heard two of the Votan races, Irathient and Castithan, speaking in their native tongues. What you may not realize is how much is involved in creating a language for a series, let alone two. It's not just a few made up words, but rather entire languages are created. These include pronunciation and grammar rules just like any other language. The two languages and writings systems of Defiance were created by David J. Peterson, who also previously created the languages on Game of Thrones.

Peterson recently talked to Jamie Ruby in a exclusive interview for SciFi Vision about what it took to create these languages.

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Exclusive: Nicholas Lea Returns to "Continuum"

Exclusive Interview with Nicholas Lea for Continuum on 5/22/13
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Nicholas LeaNicholas Lea is probably best known for his role as Alex Krycek on the television series The X-Files, but he has many other credits to his name. His numerous television series include Once a Thief, Andromeda, CSI, Kyle XY, Supernatural, Once Upon a Time, and many more. He has appeared on film in movies such as Vertical Limit, Chaos, and Shattered, and more recently starred in the Syfy remake of The Philadelphia Experiment and the Canadian film Crimes of Mike Recket. Lea can be seen soon on AMC's The Killing, and currently on the hit series Continuum.

The time-traveling drama Continuum follows the life of Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), a cop from 2077, who finds herself trapped 65 years in the past with a group of terrorists called Liber8 who are trying to stop corporations from taking over people's freedoms. She works with Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen), a seventeen year old tech genius, and the only one who knows her true identity, as well as her partner Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster), and the rest of the police department to try to stop the terrorists. At the end of season one, Kiera found out that she was not sent back by accident.

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Exclusive: Michael Austin - Life After "The Voice"

Exclusive interview with Michael Austin
Interview by Jamie Ruby and Karen Moul
Written by Karen Moul


Michael Austin of NBC's The Voice is down to its top ten contestants, who will compete again this week in live shows. Looking for some inside scoop, we caught up with Michael Austin, the country artist eliminated from Team Adam during the battle rounds.

Austin knew before his blind audition that he wanted to work with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine. "I just wanted to try something different and think outside the box," he explained, "and I figured I had the best shot at doing that with Adam. I really wanted to see how far he'd go or what his ideas on a country song would be."

In the end, it may not have been a perfect fit. "I felt like I was a little bit part of his learning curve," said Austin, "which was non-advantageous to me. And [he admitted] he was getting an education as we were going along. I think he would be a better choice maybe in a couple of seasons from now, if he had more of a grasp of country music."

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Exclusive: Jason Silva on Special "Brain Games," Friday On FOX

Exclusive interview with Jason Silva of Brain Games
Interview by Karen Moul
Written by Karen Moul


Brain Games on Nat GeoBrain Games has been a hit since it premiered three weeks ago on the National Geographic channel. If you haven't seen the show, be sure to tune in to a special one-hour ago episode this Friday night at 9 pm on FOX. Brain Games: Blow Your Mind will do just that, using interactive games to take you inside our most complex and mysterious organ.

The host, Jason Silva recently talked to SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview.

After five minutes chatting with host Jason Silva, it was easy to see it was not a typical science program. He described Brain Games as a "pop science series that uses perceptual experiments, optical illusions, and interactive brain hacks to create a crack in your perception of reality."

"In other words," he explained, "to create that feeling of doubt, that feeling that what you see is not always what you get. Your brain is telling you something different than what you know to be true. "

How does this happen? Why do we fall for tricks like optical illusions?

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Exclusive: Stephanie Leonidas of "Defiance" - From Pranks to Butterflies

Exclusive Interview with Stephanie Leonidas of Defiance on May 3, 2013
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Stephanie LeonidasSyfy's new series Defiance, which airs on Mondays, takes place in the future on a terraformed Earth. After their home worlds were destroyed, seven alien races, collectively known as the Votans, came to Earth to find a new home. Now, after the Pale Wars between the humans and Votans have ended, people and aliens alike attempt to co-exist peacefully.

The story follows the human, Joshua Nolan, played by Grant Bowler, and his "adoptive daughter" Irisa, and Irathient, played by Stephanie Leonidas, as they move to Defiance and help keep peace in the town.

Leonidas recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive interview about her work on the series, what fans can expect on the series moving forward, and what else she has planned for the future.

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Exclusive: Trenna Keating on Becoming Doc Yewll

Exclusive interview with Trenna Keating of Defiance on April 22, 2013
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Trenna KeatingSyfy's new series Defiance features multiple alien races, collectively called the Votans. One of these races is Indogene. They are characterized by their bright white, hairless skin, which is comprised of faint hexagon-shaped scales. Their irises are also hexagonal. The Indogene not only have their own unique look, but also their own language, which is also based on hexagons. The Indogene are the most scientifically and technologically advanced of the Votan races.

The Indogene that appears most on Defiance is Doctor Meh Yewll, played by the talented actress Trenna Keating.

Keating recently sat down with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision for an exclusive interview to talk about her work on the series.

The actress is very grateful to be playing Yewll. "I was pretty lucky to get on Defiance, because there're a lot of casting directors, in fact most casting directors in town still don't know who I am, so the casting directors of Defiance have been really great to me."

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Exclusive: Paul Amos on Vex - From Loyalties to Relationships

Exclusive Interview with Paul Amos of Lost Girl
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Paul AmosLost Girl follows the story of Bo (played by Anna Silk), an unaligned succubus, who refuses to choose sides, but helps both Fae kind and humans when she can, all while trying to understand who and what she really is.

Paul Amos plays the character of Vex. He's a Mesmer that has the ability to control people's actions with his mind. He is Dark Fae, but also helps out the Light Fae at times, so no one is sure where his loyalties lie, other than to himself.

One thing is for certain, however: Vex has a kickass wardrobe. The costumes, however, are often quite tight. "The thing about the costumes with Vex - I'm kind of a bit committed to this character; this is as far as my commitment goes - is that I have to generally Nair for those costumes. I generally have to Nair for those costumes so that tells you everything you need to know.

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