Exclusive: Executive Producer Chris Grismer Talks Season Two of Quantum Leap

Quantum LeapLast night, Quantum Leap returned to NBC for all-new episodes of season two. The series, which takes place thirty years after the original on which it was based, follows physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee) as he “leaps” into different bodies in different time periods to right things that have gone wrong. At the end of last season, for the first time, Ben had leapt into the future, into the 2050s where it was nuclear winter and Project Quantum Leap had been shut down. With the help of the team, Ben was able to change that future and leapt once again, expecting to return to his fiancé Addison (Caitlin Bassett) and his own time, which is where season two picks up. However, instead of where and when he hopes, Ben leaps into 1978 and is unable to contact anyone from PQL and must move forward with the leap on his own. Eventually he is contacted by Ian (Mason Alexander Park)’s hologram who reveals to him that three years have passed and believing he was dead, PQL was shut down. 

Recently, SciFi Vision spoke with executive producer Chris Grismer about the new season, including the time jump, filming in Egypt for season two, and much more.

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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - 1x04, La Dame De Fer Recap

The Walking Dead: Daryl DixonThe beam of a flashlight shines through a stone doorway. Footsteps approach. It is Daryl (Norman Reedus), and as he reaches us, the camera pulls back and we hear the rattle of a chain. He is locked behind an iron gate. Growling draws his attention, and he shines the flashlight through the bars, revealing a group of walkers. Laurent (Louis Puech Scigliuzzi) wanders into view, and Daryl clutches the gate, knife in hand, calling the boy’s name. As the walkers overtake Laurent, he bows his head and puts his hands together, praying, and then he is hidden from view by the staggering figures. Daryl screams his name, but Laurent doesn’t move. Eventually, losing hope, Daryl falls silent. The walkers move back the way they came, and lo, Laurent is standing there, still praying, unharmed. Hallelujah amen.

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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - 1x03, Paris Sera Tojours Paris Recap

The Walking Dead: Daryl DixonThe episode begins as Daryl (Norman Reedus) drives the cart into a town, and Isabelle (Clémence Poésy) says, helpfully, “This is the town of Angers.” They stop in a square outside a rundown theatre, and Daryl gives Sylvie (Laïka Blanc-Francard) his gun with an instruction to protect the horse. Maybe he regrets sending Asteríx the mule to certain death last week.

Daryl and Isabelle go inside. Isabelle’s contact is a musician who has been living here for years. A door behind a rack of theatrical costumes opens, and a wild-eyed man with eccentric Beethoven hair emerges, addressing them in French. The subtitles are also in French, so I can’t tell you what he’s saying. As he approaches, Daryl holds up a hand to stop him, and tells Isabelle to ask about the radio, without so much as a “my-name-is-Daryl-Dixon-I-come-from-a-place-called-the-Commonwealth.” Crazy Beethoven realizes Daryl is “Anglais.” “I speak,” he says. “Sky blue, grass green. Where is Brian? He is in the kitchen?” I’m hazarding a guess that this man is not of entirely sound mind.

Beethoven takes them downstairs into a cluttered office where there is a radio. Daryl rattles its bits ineffectively, reminding me of the opening scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey. Isabelle says something in French about a place called Le Nid, and Beethoven replies “Yes, of course. The radio could call to there.” Daryl stops pretending he knows anything about technology and asks the man to fire up the radio. “Oh no,” says the man in dismay, and asks if they would like a show. “What the fuck?” says Daryl, and Beethoven tells Isabelle that he used some of the radio parts for “amplification.” “Do you like Ravel?” he asks and starts playing Boléro through a makeshift sound system. He goes upstairs, telling Isabelle and Daryl to follow him into the auditorium.

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Exclusive: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon’s Hugo Bardin on Reedus Creating His Role & More

The Walking Dead: Daryl DixonTonight, an all-new episode of the spinoff of the popular franchise, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, premieres on AMC and AMC Plus. The episode features the French performer Hugo Bardin as the drag queen, Coco, in the nightclub the Demimonde. Known professionally as Paloma, the performer is known for winning the debut season of Drag Race France. Bardin recently spoke with SciFi Vision about his time on Daryl Dixon, including how Norman Reedus actually asked for him to be on the series!

Read the full transcript below, and be sure to tune in to the episode, tonight on AMC and AMC Plus.

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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - 1x02, Alouette Recap

The Walking Dead: Daryl DixonThe episode opens with a flashback. Isabelle (Cleménce Poésy), dressed in eveningwear, stands on a rooftop looking out over pre-apocalypse Paris. Behind her is a brightly lit nightclub, electronic music blasting. She goes inside, weaving her way between dancers, eyeing people and being eyed by men. She chooses a man with whom to dance, and they break it down in slow motion until she walks away. She lets two other men buy her drinks as the evening passes, and she snorts some cocaine. We see the scars on her wrist from her suicide attempt. Guess we’re not flashing back far enough to find out about those.

Eventually, she puts her coat on and leaves, stopping in the lobby while she waits for the elevator. In her purse are men’s watches, which she has spent the night stealing. She stares at herself in the mirror doors of the elevator. She doesn’t like herself. Her hair looks great though, 10/10 for that. Screaming comes from inside the club, and she walks into a quiet corridor, taking pills out her bag and swallowing some. We get it: the nun was once a drug-snorting, pill-popping thief. Everything slows down again as her high hits. 

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Apple's Fall Kids & Family Premieres - All-New Series CURSES!, Interrupting Chicken Season, & New Shape Island Halloween Special

Apple's Fall Kids & Family Premieres - All-New Spooky Adventure Series “CURSES!” from DreamWorks Animation & Exec. Produced by John Krasinski, Plus “Interrupting Chicken” S2 & New “Shape Island” Halloween Special

Apple TV+ announces all-new spooky adventure series, “CURSES!,” from DreamWorks Animation premiering globally October 27
 
Animated preschool series “Interrupting Chicken,” starring the voice talents of Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown returns for season two on September 29, with more imaginative stories 
 
Plus, “Shape Island” is back on October 20 with a brand new Halloween-themed special 
  
Apple TV+ today announced a fun-filled autumn slate of all-new kids and family programming, featuring both CG and stop-motion animation offerings, including brand new series “CURSES!” launching October 27; season two of “Interrupting Chicken,” premiering September 29; and a new “Shape Island” Halloween special debuting October 20. 

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Exclusive: Director So Yong Kim on Filming Wilderness, Now on Prime Video

WildernessIn the psychological thriller Wilderness, based on the B.E. Jones’ novel, Liv (Jenna Coleman) is happy in her seemingly perfect marriage to Will (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), until she learns he’s betrayed her and is having an affair. Her heartbreak quickly turns to fury. To make amends, Will takes her on an American roadtrip she’s been dreaming about since she was a little girl, from the Grand Canyon, through Yosemite, and eventually to Las Vegas. For Will, it’s a chance to start over, but for Liv, it’s a place where accidents happen all the time. 

SciFi Vision recently spoke with director So Yong Kim about her time working on the series.

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Exclusive Video Interview: VFX Supervisor Erik Henry on Invasion’s New Warrior Aliens

Warning: this story contains spoilers for the most recent episode of Invasion (episode 204, “The Tunnel.”) Proceed with caution.

InvasionThe latest episode of Invasion turned our attention back to Jamila and the gang making their way to France via the tunnel under the English Channel. The last train to go in never came out and the military is blocking all traffic, so the kids decided to ditch the car and walk. What they found inside just might be a game changer, and not in a good way. Those spiky, spidery alien ground troops are no longer a problem, because they have been replaced by a faster, deadlier version!

SciFi Vision wanted to know more about the new threat, so we got together with Invasion’s Visual Effects Supervisor, Erik Henry. He’s one of the best in the business and has worked on some of the most visually striking films in recent memory, including Oscar winners The Abyss, Total Recall, and Batman Returns. In television, he won Emmy Awards for his work on Black Sails and the blockbuster miniseries John Adams. Henry is also busy; in addition to Invasion, he is the senior VFX Supervisor on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and recently served on The Old Man and Westworld. We couldn’t wait to talk to him.

Henry began by explaining how and why the original invaders evolved, and what they have become.

The original spiked creature, he said, “is called the worker alien. The idea is that it was brought here to terraform the planet, and yes, while it is dangerous and kills, it's not until you get into season two that you find yourself face to face with what we'll call the warrior class, where they step it up a notch, and they're a lot scarier.”

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The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon - 1x01, L'âmé Perdue Recap

The Walking Dead: Daryl DixonDaryl (Norman Reedus) washes up on a beach, tied to a capsized boat. Exhausted, he collapses on the sand. He is parched, but half-buried in the sand further up the beach is a child’s plastic bucket. It could be full of saltwater or dog urine, but he gulps its contents without doing so much as a finger test.

Leaving the beach, Daryl figures out he is in France when he sees a French sign. He is unmoved by this discovery, or perhaps so shaken by it that his face is briefly paralyzed. He plods onwards, and likely realizes around the same time as we do that France, like the cast of The Walking Dead, looks hot even in the apocalypse. 

He finds a boat, which helpfully contains some bottled water, a map, and a dictaphone with working batteries, twelve years into the apocalypse. Oh la la! The British owner of the boat voice-journaled, and we see a montage of Daryl cooking fish and looking at the map as he listens. Tragically, the Brit’s wife died, and he speaks mournfully on the tape of how his daughter wants to go home. Daryl does too. He picks up a stuffed penguin as he contemplates home. Is this a sniggering gesture towards the fact that he will shortly meet a different kind of “penguin,” in the form of a nun? I very much fear it is. 

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Interview: Cast Members Scigliuzzi, Levi, Charrier, & Ebouaney on Joining The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

The Walking Dead: Daryl DixonTonight, the newest spinoff of the The Walking Dead franchise, Daryl Dixon, hits AMC and AMC Plus. In the series, Daryl (Norman Reedus) washes ashore in France where he travels across the country hoping to make his way home. On the way, he meets a group of people who complicate that goal, including nun Isabelle (Clémence Poésy), from the Union de L’Espoir (Union of Hope), who thinks that Daryl is the one to escort Laurent (Louis Puech Scigliuzzi), who they believe to be humanity’s greatest hope, across the country to a place called The Nest. Causing further complications, is soldier Codron (Romain Levi), hell-bent on killing him, who works for the political group Pouvoir des Vivantes, and their leader, Genet (Anne Charrier).

Recently, Scigliuzzi, Levi, and Charrier, along with Eriq Ebouaney, who plays Fallou, spoke with the media about the new series. SciFi Vision was on hand to ask the group to talk about what it was like joining such a popular franchise.

The young Scigliuzzi admitted that he didn’t know much about the original series, but added that it does, however, mean a lot to him.

The adult performers, however, were more familiar with the franchise. “I was a fan,” Charrier told the site. “I'd seen all the seasons, so being a part of it was just amazing…I think fans like me would have never thought they could be a part of the show.”

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