January 31, 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Ep 3 "Paterfamilias" Preview

Preview from episode three readers. I just saw episode two. Unfortunately it doesn't air in Canada until Sunday nights. So I don't put the previews up for the next episode until I watch the previous one, because otherwise it might get spoiled for me. I'll be doing a random thoughts post again for episode two. Maybe tomorrow. In the meantime enjoy the preview.



Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Ep 3 "Paterfamilias" Preview

Just as his fortunes are on the rise, his future clear before him, Batiatus is stunned by the return of his father which puts his attempts to gain rank by exploiting those above his class at risk.
Friday Feb 4th at 10pm e/p on Starz


January 27, 2011

Lucy Lawless - Spartacus - Gods of the Arena - TalkingPicturesTV

Lucy Lawless - Spartacus - Gods of the Arena
TV's "Xena" Lucy Lawless talks via satellite about her new mini series "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" with Talking Pictures' Tony Toscano

January 26, 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Oenomaus Trains Crixus- Wine and Truth


Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Oenomaus Trains Crixus
From Episode 2 - "Missio" Jan 28th 10pm e/p on Starz.




Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Wine and Truth
From Episode 2 - "Missio" Jan 28th 10pm e/p on Starz.

January 22, 2011

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Ep 2 "Missio" Preview

Preview of episode 2 GotA readers:


Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Ep 2 "Missio" Preview
Ep 2 "Missio" Preview - Batiatus conjures up a devious plan and enlists Lucretia, Gaia and a clutch of gladiator recruits to see it through. Oenomaus longs to reclaim the top gladiator rank, but new challenges cross his path.
Friday Jan 28 at 10pm e/p on Starz

Lucy's Interview with In The Red Carpet Part III

Lucy's interview with the RedCarpet readers. Usually I don't complain but they did a lousy job putting these videos together. Why they broke it up is beyond me. You can't hear any of the questions. And in part III they stuck whats-his-name in the second half of it for no apparent logical reason! And to top it off, I dunno what type of players they have, but whenever I tried to place them into one post, for some reason they all blended together into one video! I seem to remember that happening last year as well with their videos! On the plus side, Lucy is her usual wonderful self. That indeed makes up for the poor editing qualities of these vids!


Lucy's Interview with In The Red Carpet Part II

Lucy's interview with the RedCarpet readers. Usually I don't complain but they did a lousy job putting these videos together. Why they broke it up is beyond me. You can't hear any of the questions. And in part III they stuck whats-his-name in the second half of it for no apparent logical reason! On the plus side, Lucy is her usual wonderful self. That indeed makes up for the poor editing qualities of these vids!

Lucy's Interview with In The Red Carpet Part I

Lucy's interview with the RedCarpet readers. Usually I don't complain but they did a lousy job putting these videos together. Why they broke it up is beyond me. You can't hear any of the questions. And in part III they stuck whats-his-name in the second half of it for no apparent logical reason! On the plus side, Lucy is her usual wonderful self. That indeed makes up for the poor editing qualities of these vids!



Lucy's Interview with 13Wham

January 20, 2011

Snippets to Take Notice Of

A few interesting snippets that I've noticed in some articles readers.



Look at this snippet from Show Patrol:
"[A] deciding factor is Andy has moved on," executive producer Steven S. DeKnight told me a few weeks ago when I asked if the production could wait for Whitefield. "Andy wants to concentrate on getting better and his family. So I wish we could but it's just absolutely not a possibility." Read full article
So you see readers, it was Andy's decision to bow out of production. He's not coming back! There is no waiting! Anymore that is, because actually the purpose of the prequel was to give Andy time to get better. I think some fans need to get that notion out of their heads. When he's ready to get back to acting, if that's what he still wants to do, I'll definitely be checking out whatever shows or movies he'll be in. He is truly a very talented actor.


Look at this snippet from Screencave:
As for the connection between the prequel and “Blood & Sand.” DeKnight says that there will be a direct correlation between the two.

“Absolutely! I never wanted to do just a prequel. I wanted it to inform season one and to really enrich season two. It is very much the connective tissue between both seasons.”

Even though he wouldn’t reveal major spoilers, the creator exclaimed that season two of “Blood & Sand” will be “extra sweet, and “a hell of a ride.” Read full article
That article was writtened  Jan 18, 2011


now...


Look at this snippet from an editorial I wrote on January 15, 2011. Three days before:
I wonder if there will be any surprises in the prequel that will somehow interconnect with the upcoming season 2. Cause and effect! Or even some revelation that will make everything that happened in season 1 even more stunning and amazing. If I were writing it, I would totally slam viewers with stunning revelations! Read full post
Here it comes readers-----> AHA!!!! I must have ESP readers! How did I know? I'm brilliant maybe? Yeah, that must be it! ;)  So, if your thinking about skipping the prequel, but watching the second season, guess what? You're going to be slightly out of the loop! There are going to be correlations/connective tissues between the prequel and season one and two! And I already read that there will be major revelation in the prequel involving characters from season one! Although I heard that each series can stand on it's own, I get the feeling you'll definitely have a better understanding if you watch all! So I wouldn't miss the prequel if I were you! Just saying...........



Finally this snippet from DenverPost.com about Dustin Clare:
Clare is on board for the second season of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." "We finish filming next November," he said. Read full article
This kind of relates to the last snippet. A character from the prequel, but not in season one, but is in season 2! I wonder what other characters from the prequel(only) will be in season 2? And if you miss the prequel.........


I hope you found these little snippets as interesting as I did readers. Until next time!

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Batiatus Presents His Champion, Gannicus - Good Friends Reconnect - Starz Studios - "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena"

Three new videos today readers from Starz's youtube channel:



Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Batiatus Presents His Champion, Gannicus
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Ep 1 "Past Transgressions"
Premieres Friday Jan 21st at 10pm e/p on Starz

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Good Friends Reconnect
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena - Ep 1 "Past Transgressions"
Premieres Friday Jan 21st at 10pm e/p on Starz.


Starz Studios - "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena"
Go behind the scenes of the latest original series by Starz, 'Spartacus: Gods Of The Arena." Premieres January 21 only on Starz.

Lucy's Interview With AM Northwest



Lucy's Interview With Reuters TV

Lucy's interview with Reuter's TV:
Spartacus series packs in the drama 

Lucy Interview AP Live

Lucy's interview with AP Live readers:

Lucy Interview WPIX

Lucy's interview with WPIX readers:


Lucy Lawless On Highly Anticipated TV Series 'Spartacus: Gods of the Arena'


AOL Video - Lucy Lawless talks about some interesting wigs -

January 18, 2011

Actress Lucy Lawless: Sultry scenes in 'Spartacus' The Today Show

Cute and hilarious interview with Lucy on the Today Show readers. 



Spartacus Gods of the Arena Actors Phone Conference Tweets

Tweets  posted today readers with some of the Spartacus Gods of the Arena actors via a phone conference with @TVTango . The actors there were: Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Manu Bennett, and Steven Deknight.


Here are some interesting ones:
 TV Tango 

Creator Steven S. DeKnight of  GotA: "There's nothing I can say [about Andy Whitfield]. He's being very private about it."
 TV Tango 

Jaime Murray (Gaia)  GotA: "I think she [Gaia] genuinely loves Lucretia. She doesnt have much in the world. Love-Need. Need-Love."

 TV Tango 

Creator Steven S. DeKnight of  GotA: "We're very fortunate to have found Liam [McIntyre to step in the role of Spartacus]."

 TV Tango 

Creator Steven S. DeKnight of  GotA: "There are major revelations about all characters in S1 that you get 2 learn in prequel."

Notice the last one readers. Didn't I just say in my editorial in my This Is A Prequel and Other Opinions post "If I were writing it, I would totally slam viewers with stunning revelations!"  


;)


Read all the tweets here:

January 17, 2011

Liam Mcintyre as the New Spartacus!!! Lets Move Forward!!!

Breaking news today readers, as Liam Mcintyre was announced  as the new Spartacus. My thoughts after this press release:

LIAM MCINTYRE CHOSEN TO PLAY TITLE ROLE IN NEW ‘SPARTACUS’
Australian Actor Picked to Topline Hit Series for Starz
Production of Season 2 Is Set to Begin in New Zealand by Spring 2011

Beverly Hills, CA – Jan. 17, 2011 – Australian film and TV actor Liam McIntyre has excelled at a grueling and rigorous audition process to claim the title role in the second season of Starz’ hit franchise, “Spartacus,” Starz, LLC, President and CEO Chris Albrecht announced today.

McIntyre takes over the role of the Thracian warrior sold into slavery in the Roman Republic city of Capua – where he rises to become the champion of the city – before leading the slave revolt that ended Season 1. The part was played in the first season of “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” by Andy Whitfield, who was forced to leave the show in order due to health issues. Whitfield gave his blessing to the recasting.

“Since no one can really replace Andy, we realized that we should instead find an actor who can truly lead ‘Spartacus’ forward,” Albrecht notes. “It was important to us to have Andy endorse the idea of recasting this part, which he did in the same heroic manner that he’s dealt with his whole ordeal. And that, coupled with our fortune in finding a young actor with the gladiator credentials and the acting ability of Liam, makes it easier for us to keep this hit franchise going.”

Liam McIntyre made his mark in his native Australia on such series as “Neighbours,” and “Rush.” He also appeared in the HBO mini-series “The Pacific.” He recently completed his first feature starring role in the independent film Frozen Moments. McIntyre is currently in New Zealand, getting himself into gladiator shape in order to take on that iconic role. Production on the series is slated to resume by Spring of 2011.

From the time “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” debuted on Starz in January, 2010, it established itself as an epic production with rich storytelling and visuals unlike anything seen previously on any TV show. Audiences responded immediately, making it the most-watched premiere in Starz’ history, and making the show the most watched cable program on nearly two-thirds of the Fridays it aired original episodes. Also starring John Hannah as Batiatus, Lucy Lawless as Lucretia, Peter Mensah as Doctore, Manu Bennett as Crixus and Viva Bianca as Ilythia, “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” was one of the most talked-about and best-loved TV shows of 2010. Season 2 of the series finds Spartacus and his fellow gladiators now out of Capua and engaged in the massive slave rebellion against Roman society that has echoed through time.
Source

Well, what do you think of that readers? More to the point, since this is my blog, what do I think? I think it's great news readers!!!  Albeit bittersweet. I don't know much about him, and glad of it! Here's a look at his IMDB. It seems as if though they kept going back to this guy much like they did with Andy. TPTB obviously sense something about him.


On a completely superficial note by me, I'm glad he looks like a man! Lol.  Sorry Wentworth, but you weren't it for me! Mustn't forget the all important imo, eh readers?


Remember readers, he is taking over the lead as Spartacus, not taking over the lead as Andy! He deserves his chance to shine! It's not his fault that Andy is sick. He'll bring his own unique qualities to the role. One more time I would like to reiterate that Andy supports the continuation of the show without him. For those whom say why can't they wait until Andy gets better, I once again ask for how long? A month? 6 months? A year? two years? See what I'm saying readers? It's just not logical or fair to keep the production, actors, crew on hold indefinitely.


As I'm watching the show again on dvd, it's clear to me that it's really made up of an ensemble cast, and not just one person. Yep, Spartacus is the star, but a lot centers around the affect he has on everyone else, and everyone, all the actors and crew deserve to be treated fairly as well!

For those whom say they won't watch if Andy's not in it, remember, he is supporting the continuation of the show. I seriously doubt he's sitting there saying to himself: I hope the second season is cancelled cause I'm sick and can't be in it. He doesn't strike me as the sort to wish unemployment on a heck of a lot of people. Just saying....... The man has enough to worry about! I think the best kind of loyalty would be to support the show.


I'm an Andy fan too. I hope he gets better soon. When he gets back to acting, I'll definitely be checking out whatever show or movie he's in. The cool part is he'll already have a fanbase! And a very loyal one at that!


In the meantime let me just say: Bring it on!!! The prequel and season two!!!! Lets move forward!!!


Related post:

This Is A Prequel and Other Opinions
Spartacus News: Second Season A Go!!!

Three Possible Actors for Spartacus?
Spartacus Casting Rumors
Recasting Spartacus Follow-Up