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 Video Interview: The Expanse’s Shohreh Aghdashloo on Avasarala’s Surprising Proposal

***The following interview contains spoilers for 6.05***

Shohreh AghdashlooWith just six episodes this season, The Expanse is barreling toward its series finale faster than a slingshot racer on the Jupiter-6 run.  This week, the penultimate episode, “Why We Fight,” finally brought Chrisjen Avasarala and Camina Drummer together in a moment that was worth waiting for. Their meeting on Ceres was a brief scene loaded with six seasons of political conflict and personal loss.

Throughout the series, Avasarala has lost her son, her marriage, her position, and power. Her planet was attacked, her people devastated, and her husband killed. SciFi Vision asked actress Shohreh Aghdashloo in an exclusive interview what drives Chrisjen to continue to lead in the face of such tremendous cost, and what brought her to an alliance with Drummer’s fleet. 

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Exclusive Video Interview: Jason Isaacs on Good Sam & Returning to Hogwarts

Jason IsaacsTonight, CBS premieres the new medical drama Good Sam, which follows heart surgeon Dr. Sam Griffith (Sophia Bush), who takes on the role of chief of surgery after her boss and father, the arrogant Dr. Rob “Griff” Griffith, played by Jason Isaacs, falls into a coma. Upon his return, Griff, unable to accept his daughter’s new authority, goes toe to toe with Sam, defying and questioning her at every turn.

One of the things that was of interest to Isaacs in taking on the role of Griffith was the father-daughter relationship. When asked about his reason for joining the cast during a recent exclusive interview with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision, the actor talked about his relationship with his own daughters who are now becoming adults. “I've got teenage daughters, one's nineteen, and that whole thing of letting go of thinking that you are the puppet master and realizing that they're surpassed you in navigating the world…just that at the heart of this was the father and daughter [relationship].”

Isaacs was also interested in the role because of the showrunners. “[Katie Wech]’s running it in such a different style from any of the men I've ever encountered in such an extraordinary way, and she gives out such a collaborative energy…Just having spoken to her and engaged with her, I wanted to jump in and see what the experience was like.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: The Expanse’s Strait & Tipper Discuss Holden’s Decision & Naomi’s Reaction

***The following interview contains spoilers for episodes 6.03 and 6.04***

Steven Strait and Dominique TipperMidway through season six, The Expanse’s war for control of the Belt and the rings turned personal for Jim Holden (Steven Strait).  In episode 6.03, “Force Projection,” with the Pella in his sights, Holden had a choice: act as a captain and kill Marco Inaros (Keon Alexander), or act as Naomi’s (Dominique Tipper) partner and spare her son, Filip Inaros (Jasai Chase-Owens).

Holden made his choice but told nobody, knowing most of his crew would not approve. He had to know that someone would follow up on the dud torpedo sooner or later, and sure enough, the secret’s out in the next episode 6.04, “Redoubt”. And while Holden did what he did for Naomi, her reaction took him by surprise.

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James Cameron Discusses New Art Book, Inspiration, Spider-Man, & More

James CameronRecently, Insight Editions released the book Tech Noir: The Art of James Cameron to display the journey of the artist’s evolution by giving a look into his personal art archives, including rare never-before-seen works from his private collection. The book showcases many of the ideas that lead to aesthetics of some of his most successful films, such as The Terminator, Aliens, Titanic, and Avatar, as well as work from unrealized projects and everything in between.

During a recent roundtable interview promoting the book, Cameron talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision about the feeling of getting to see his designs on screen for the first time in a succesful film such as The Terminator and how it gave him confidence to do even more. “I think that gave me the confidence to then go and hunt much, much bigger prey,” said Cameron. “I moved up to going after mammoths after that. So, I went from The Terminator to Aliens, a sequel to a beloved film that had a huge global impact.”

The director continued that because the director of the original film Alien, Ridley Scott, was largely popular at that point, many people tried to talk him out of it, but he didn’t listen, and he did it in his own way. “They said, ‘[I]f you make a good film, everybody's going to credit Ridley, and if you make a stinker, it's because you're not Ridley.’ I literally had serious producers, knowledgeable people, try to talk me out of it, but I just stuck to my guns and said, ‘Yeah, but I like it. I'm just just a fanboy.’...I just wanted to do my version of it, but the cheekiness is, my version of it, not slavishly doing just a continuation of Ridley’s style and story.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: Moretz, Smith, & Castillo Talk Mother/Android, Now Available on Hulu

Mother/AndroidWritten and directed by Mattson Tomlin, the science fiction film Mother/Android premieres today on Hulu. The movie takes place in the near future when artificially intelligent androids made to help humans revolt and start killing everyone. The story follows a pregnant Georgia, played by Chloë Grace Moretz, and her boyfriend Sam, played by Algee Smith, leading up to days before the baby's birth when they must cross into android territory to make it to safety.

Tomlin being at the forefront of the project is what originally drew her to the film, Moretz told Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision during an exclusive video interview. “Of course, the story was incredibly well written,” said the actress, “I thought the script was beautiful, but it was my conversation with Mattson that followed that. To hear his personal connection to the story and why he wrote the script and how it's based on his family and what he's been through, I knew immediately that it was a project that I couldn't ever say no to. I needed to be Georgia, and I felt such a palpable connection in that moment, that I knew that there was there was no other option, for sure.”

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Exclusive Video Interview: The Expanse’s Cara Gee and Keon Alexander Talk Family, Love, and Trauma

Interview contains spoilers for 6.01

The ExpanseThe Expanse
 returned last Friday for its sixth and final season, picking up right where it left off.  Marco Inaros (Keon Alexander, Tyrant) and his Free Navy are still at war with Earth and Mars, with most of the characters lined up against him. After betraying Marco, Camina Drummer (Cara Gee, Strange Empire) and her crew are on the run, while James Holden (Steven Strait) and the crew of the Rocinante remain free agents working with UN Secretary General Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo).

The Expanse
 is a space saga, but it’s also about finding your family, and if episode 6.01 (”Strange Dogs”) is any indication, it looks like this season is going to stretch its families to the limit. The gang on the Rocinante are still grieving Alex (Cas Anvar)’s death last season, and they’re not all thrilled to have Clarissa, aka Peaches (Nadine Nicole), aboard. Drummer’s people on the Tynan are also reeling from their losses, and as captain, she is going to have to make some tough decisions to save the people she loves. Marco, meanwhile, is having trouble with his own family – namely his son, Filip (Jasai Chase Owens). Still a target of Marco’s cruelty and manipulation, Filip is using alcohol, sex, and bravado to quiet his inner conflict, with limited success.

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Stars and Producers of Ghosts Tease Back Half of the Season

GhostsIn a recent episode of Ghosts, “Possession,” Hetty (Rebecca Wisocky), enters the body of Jay (Utkarsh Ambudar), possessing him, which meant that Ambudkar had to emulate the character, which he pulled off brilliantly. “Rebecca laid all of the groundwork for me to just sort of fill her shoes as best I could,” Ambudkar told SciFi Vision during the Winter TCA panel, saying that Wisocky provided him all the source material he needed. The actor added that they did have a few notes back and forth, but he still wanted to do his “own version” of Hetty.

Wisocky told the site that she was “blown away” by Ambudkar’s emulation of her. “He really channeled an essence of this character that I at some moments wasn't even aware I was bringing to the table,” said Wisocky, adding that fans online responded positively.

During the panel the cast also treated everyone to a sneak peek of the upcoming episode “Therapy” via a table read of a few scenes.

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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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Exclusive Video Interview: Tatiana Maslany Talks Orphan Black: The Next Chapter

Tatiana MaslanyBBC America’s cult hit Orphan Black, which followed the intertwined lives of genetically identical human clones, all played by actress Tatiana Maslany, ended its original run in 2017. The story, however, continued in 2019 when the first season of an all-new audio series, Orphan Black: The Next Chapter, was realeased, with Maslany not only voicing all the clones, but narrating the entire story.

Realm Media recently released the premiere episode of season two, this time with the actress being joined by fellow actors Kristian Bruun, Evelyn Brochu, and Jordan Gavaris who reprised their original roles. The performers, who met up for a Zoom panel last Thursday, however, each did their parts on their own.
 
Although it’s a bit different using just her voice to play the clones in the book series and she’s acting by herself, according to Maslany, who recently talked to Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision in an exclusive video interview, it still just relies on your imagination. “[It’s] a very creative space to play in,” said the actress, “even though it isn't necessarily back and forth, you're sort of generating your own thing.”

Maslany said that the character of Alison was the easiest to access after so long and that Sarah is “always kind of there,” but she also enjoys getting to play new clones. “[I]t was really fun to get to explore these new characters like Blythe and Vivi…it's fun to play these new roles and see kind of what new characterizations I can bring to them, or mannerisms, even if it's just vocal.”

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