July 31, 2011

Spartacus Vengeance Trailer Transcribed and Observations

I had a close look at the full Vengeance trailer again today readers, and took the time to transcribe it as well as note some observations. Here is the trailer again before we start:


Spartacus: The Romans condemmed my wife to slavery and took everything from me

Crixus: Together we shall ignite an inferno

Spartacus: You are presented choice. To submit forever to Roman cruelty, or to take up arms and to join us in freedom

(rich?)Roman In robe: and who are you to present such an offer?

Spartacus: I am Spartacus

Spartacus: Shackle will be struck from every slave on our path!

Roman to Glaber: Spartacus and his mongrels continue to evade capture.

Ilithyia's Father to Glaber: Attend to this or see yourself rise no further!

Ilithyia to Glaber(at the Ludus): Why have I been brought to this house?

Glaber to Ilithyia: This is our home now until Spartacus falls.

Ilithyia: (bloodcurdling) scream

Lucretia: You should have sent word you were coming

Spartacus(to Crixus?His men?): We must stand as one or fall divided

Glaber(to his men): Spartacus is but a man!

Glaber(to arena crowd): he shall kneel before the glory of Rome!

Spartacus: We will face the hordes of Rome again, and the Gods shall weep for their suffering!

Now for my observation as to what we see in the video. Take with a grain of salt. I know from simple fan video making that's it's easy to piece clips together and make things seem not as they really are.

Add into that mix, clips of dream sequences and nothing is a sure thing! I added in a few of the transcriptions in itallic here and there. And I'm not always sure of whom or what, ergo the question-marks.


-Spartacus fighting with sword against men on horses

-Flash of when Spartacus' wife was taken away from him

-Crixus and Spartacus speaking in front of their men

-Spartacus wearing a hood

-Spartacus speaking to slaves and give them a choice to join the rebellion:  You are presented choice. To submit forever to Roman cruelty, or to take up arms and to join us in freedom

-Bloody woman slave being shackled

-Ashur whipping something, someone. Appears to be Oenomaus who is shackled between two posts

-Spartacus? Men jumping off balcony with swords into fight. Crixus tackling someone. More sword play

-Roman(rich Roman) taken before Spartacus as if prisoner

-Spartacus cutting the throat of someone with head all wrapped up. Apparent prisoner

-More fight flashes. Arena flash. Spartacus striking shackles

-Arena fight. African looking male with white paint fighting. In The Pit? Spartacus apparently freeing  him and other slaves/ gladiators there. Shackle will be struck from every slave in our path!

-Spartacus shown wearing hood in crowd

-Glaber in Rome in discussing the Spartacus situation with other Romans. Spartacus and his mongrels continue to evade capture. Roman soldiers marching with shields up

-Ilithyia holding and looking at a mask/wig? She's back at the Ludus

-Ilithyia having an apparent flashback to when she and Spartacus slept together. Shows him with gold paint and mask.

-At :51 quick flash of Spartacus? attacking Ilithyia? Roman woman?

-then a quick flash of a fight scene with Spartacus

-Ilithyia screaming as she sees a disheveled Lucretia walking in the room where she and Glaber are. They are at the Ludus. A shocked Ilithyia in the corner covering her mouth. Close-up of smiling mad Lucretia. You should have sent word you were coming

-Another arena fight flash

-Crixus and Spartacus shaking hands. We must stand as one or fall divided. Sparty tackling someone in the next scene

-Glaber speaking to his men. Spartacus is but a man!

-Spartacus jumping into fight. Climbing over....onto? a dead horse.

-Someone...soldier? on a horse attacking Spartacus with a spear. He blocks the strike with a sword.

-Glaber speaking to a large arena crowd about bringing Spartacus down. He shall kneel before the glory of Rome

-A scene of the slaves/rebels? climbing ladders

-Apparent orgy scene. A blonde lady dancing naked. Looks like Ilithyia? Or just a similar looking woman?

- At 1:20 Ilithyia hooking up with someone, not her husband? Ilithyia with eyes bound in an apparent sex scene.

-Gannicus flying jumping into action in an apparent arena fight

-Crixus killing a Roman. He has sort of a stunned look?

-Flash of Ashur about to strike someone with a sword.

-Spartacus killing a Roman soldier. Sword goes right through mouth

-At 1:25 scene of Mira and Spartacus standing back-to-back in an offensive stance with swords ready to fight.

-At 1:25 quick flash of Mira fighting with a sword

-Intimate scene of two people. No faces shown.

-More super-quick flashes. Fight scenes. A murmillo gladiator getting killed in arena

-Ends with Spartacus fighting 3 soldiers. Two on horses. He kills them all. One by throwing a knife?dagger? at him. Three more soldiers on horses in the distance fast approaching. Same scene as the opener?

I'm sure I missed many things in the observations, but that's the breakdown as I perceived it. Guess we'll have to wait till January 2012 to see how this all plays out, eh readers? ;)

Lucy Lawless TCA News - Lucretia's revenge!

Look at this snippet from a great article at IGN covering Spartacus Vengeance at the Summer 2011 TCA tour readers:

Spartacus: Andy Whitfield's Advice to New Lead Liam McIntyre!
Plus, IGN talks to Lucy Lawless about Lucretia's revenge!

....."They've all run off, doing what they have to do with the rebellion, and my character is stuck with Ilythia and her tribe. And Glaber, her husband. So she needs to become useful to them. The trouble is that Ilythia wishes she was dead and is actively pursuing Lucretia's demise. I am on the receiving end of some very bad treatment." ReadFullArticle - IGN

Ilithyia is actively pursuing Lucretia's demise? When I read that I couldn't help but think of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner! :)) Sounds like we're in for some delightfully wicked stuff with these two readers!

SDCC 2011: Spartacus Lucy Lawless (Lucretia) - Witty Funny Interview

I'm just getting around to actually watching all the interviews readers! Lucy is sooo hilarious here. Having a good time and joking around with the reporters! All the way through! Lol at around 3:50 when a conversation about "faking it" comes up! =))  Funny when she noticed the reporter from Whedonopolis (whose video this is, btw) That was a cool moment!

Of note to Spartacus, is that she says she is working mostly with Viva Bianca, Craig Parker, and Nick Tarabay. Lucretia has a big plan/endgame that no one will see coming.

Round Table Interviews Comic Con Liam, Steven, Katrina, Manu, Dustin

Another batch of round table interviews from Whedenopolis readers. I placed Lucy's in a separate post. It was just that good!

SDCC 2011: Spartacus Dustin Clare (Gannicus)

SDCC 2011: Spartacus Katrina Law (Mira)

SDCC 2011: Spartacus Manu Bennett (Crixus)

SDCC 2011: Spartacus Liam Mcintyre (Spartacus) & Steven DeKnight (Showrunner)

July 30, 2011

New Spartacus Liam McIntyre and Exec Producer Steven DeKnight Interview At Comic Con 2011

Great interview with ThinkHero readers:

Spartacus: Vengeance - Full Trailer

The full trailer readers! Was that scene when Ilithyia screamed when she saw "mad" Lucretia  freakin' awesome or what readers! Wow, wow, wow!

July 29, 2011

TV Line at Comic-Con 2011 - Spartacus Outtakes

The highlights of Comic Con interviews by TV Line with Lucy playing the ukulele readers! The Sparty Cast starts singing at the end too!

July 28, 2011

SDCC 2011: Lucy Lawless On Lucretia - MTV

MTV asks Lucy about Lucretia readers!

SDCC 2011: Lucy Lawless Loves The Freaks And Geeks - MTV

MTV ask Lucy about geektom readers!

SDCC 2011: Liam McIntyre Discusses Stepping Into Spartacus' Sandals - MTV

MTV interviews Liam readers!

SDCC 2011: Steven S. DeKnight On 'Spartacus: Vengeance' - MTV

MTV interview with Steven S. Deknight readers!

SDCC 2011: Manu Bennett On 'Spartacus' History - MTV

MTV interview with Manu readers!

SDCC 2011: Katrina Law On Mira's Freedom - MTV

MTV interview with Katrina Law readers!

SDCC 2011: Dustin Clare Discusses Gannicus - MTV

MTV interviews Dustin. Lucy shows up half way through readers!

July 27, 2011

Lucy Lawless in EXCLUSIVE: The Gross Honey Badgerette of New Zealand (original narration by Randall)

This has nothing to do with Spartacus readers.  But if you ever wondered why I'm such a big fan of Lucy, this video is one of many reason! Her crazy sense of humor has me in stitches! =)) Warning: not for "sticks in the mud" May hurt their lack of humor sensibilities! 

Flickcast Comic Con Interview With Liam McIntyre

Liam interview Flickcast readers!

AUSXIP Interviews Katrina Law, Liam McIntyre and Manu Bennett Comic Con

Ausxip interviews Liam, Katrina, and Manu readers!

Part 1

Part 2

Liam McIntyre Talks Spartacus: Vengeance Comic Con - AOTS

Liam interview with Attack of the Show readers:

July 26, 2011

Comic-Con 2011: Lucy Lawless & Dustin Clare Interview - Access Hollywood

More from Access Hollywood readers:

Comic-Con 2011: Lucy Lawless & Dustin Clare Talk ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’

Edit: September 4 2011

Some points in this interview:
-Rob does what's right for the show. Even if she wanted to be in it, and Rob didn't, then she wouldn't be in it.
-Gannicus and Lucretia in a scene together
-There were roughly a thousand people that tried out for the part of Spartacus
-Dustin and Lucy are really good friends.

Comic-Con 2011: Katrina Law Interview - Access Hollywood

More from Access Hollwood readers:

Comic-Con 2011: Katrina Law: ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ ‘Is Going To Be Epic’

Comic-Con 2011: Liam McIntyre Interview - Access Hollywood

More From Access Hollywood readers:

Comic-Con 2011: Liam McIntyre - I Will Try To Do ‘Justice’ To Andy Whitfield’s Legacy On ‘Spartacus’

TVLine.com: "Spartacus" Cast at Comic-Con

Great interview with TV Line readers:

July 25, 2011

Lucy Lawless Comic Con On The Red Carpet Interview

Interview with Lucy with OTRC at Comic Con readers!

Comic-Con 2011: Spartacus, Manu Bennett Interview

A different interview from Comic Con round table press meetings readers!

Comic-Con 2011: Spartacus, Lucy Lawless Interview - TheVoiceOfTV

A different interview from Comic Con round tables press meetings readers!

Edit: September 4 2011

Some points in this interview:
-They shot scene her scene of "being dead" both ways. Alive and dead.
-She jokes that she thinks they made the decision to keep Lucretia alive at Comic-con when they saw that the reporters wanted to talk to her.
-Liam has the heart of a lion
-She(Lucretia) enters into unholy matrimony with someone.
-We get to meet more of the rotten Romans this season.
-We get to see a whole lot of new rebels.
-She's in the first episode

Access Hollywood Live: Stars Of ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’ Talk Season 2!

AC interview with Lucy, Liam, and Manu readers!

Comic-Con Video: Liam McIntyre on Becoming Spartacus

Interview with Snakkle readers

Liam McIntyre Comic Con Interview - The Futon Critic

Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "Spartacus: Vengeance" Co-Star Liam McIntyre

August 3 2011

A few points in this interview readers:

-Starz to him: they don't want an Andy clone.
-He wants to bring the soul of Spartacus back again for the second season.
-He was a fan of the show before.

Steven S Deknight Comic Con Interview - The Futon Critic

Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "Spartacus: Vengeance" Creator Steven S. DeKnight

Dustin Clare Comic Con Interview - The Futon Critic

Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "Spartacus: Vengeance" Co-Star Dustin Clare

Katrina Law Comic Con Interview - The Futon Critic

Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "Spartacus: Vengeance" Co-Star Katrina Law

Lucy Lawless Comic Con Interview - The Futon Critic

Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: A Few Minutes With... "Spartacus: Vengeance" Co-Star Lucy Lawless

August 8 2011

Some points to notice in this interview readers:

-so intense and  harrowing
-she goes to some pretty dark places with this character
-proud of it(her work in it)
-Liam is a darling
-He's(Liam)bringing a heart of a lion
-Viva Bianca is such a cool chick
-Ashur brilliant this season
-(after being asked whom she get's "physical" with this season): everything we saw before is nothing

July 24, 2011

Spartacus Vengeance Cast Interviews

I created this playlist which contains 5 videos readers. They are from Starz's guy at Comic Con. Check the player's options to arrow over to whatever video you wish to see. They are in this respective order: Liam and Steven, Lucy, Manu, Dustin, and Katrina:


Liam and Steven
-Steven: There is a team of writers working on this.
-Liam: He has to make is own Spartacus, and not copy Andy. He's trying to keep the soul of the character.
-Liam: He was a massive fan of the show before he even got the role.
-Steven: They stick really close to the main historical events.

-A great deal of change to her personality from Blood and Sand and GOTA.
-She uses her wit to stay alive
-Has no affection left at all for Crixus
-Her and Iithyia have a really intense relationship

-The drive to find Naevia is fueled by my multiple levels of emotions.
-He feels that Crixus  has nothing but contempt for Lucretia.

-He's been in the world travelling a lot. Growing. A real changed man.
-Freedom is important to him

-They just finished filming episode 6. They're  shooting episode 7 when they get back
-We'll get to see more of Mira's personality in season two
-Lucy is an amazing role model for the women on the set.

August 4 2011

Spartacus: Vengeance Comic Con 2011 Panel

The entire Spartacus panel at Comic Con readers. So excited! :)

Another version:


Notes I made from watching the Comic Con video readers:

-Lucretia has to claw her way back to some sort of platform of power.
-They do "it" with the most outrageous people.
-Oenomaus  deserves it! Getting whipped (in the trailer)
-It's so intriguing who's whipping and why.
-Ashur is back in a big way
-On Batiatus being gone: however the void is filled 

-He wants to honor the legacy.
-Was a fan of the show beforehand.
-He has spoken to Andy
-It makes his job easier knowing the guy that started the whole thing is ok with it. It means a lot to him

-Liam and Steven just met in person.
-There's an episode where they kill a lot of people.
-Spartacus learns how to be a leader in season two.
-There is a Roman side to the story.
-The Spartacus character doesn't curse.
-One brief flashback with Liam to re-shoot.
-Almost no flashbacks with Liam.
-Joe Loduca doing the music.
-No flashbacks with Andy.

-He and Spartacus are trying to find that common ground.
-There's can be conflict at times.
-Very light hearted all of the time on the set.
-About Naevia: he tries to find her.

-He's been out in the world.
-Experiencing different cultures and we'll see that in his costume.
-He has grown as man.
-Lucy: and banging chicks

-She is figuring out what it means to be free.
-She want to be close to Spartacus, to be a part of his life.

August 5 2011

July 23, 2011

EW Cast Interview

The cast interview that was streamed live earlier today readers:


Some things from this interview:

-Manu: Liam is an amazing Spartacus.
-Lucy: Plenty of watercooler moments.
-Katrina: you get to see the massive divide between the Romans and the rebels.

August 4 2011

Comic-Con - Spartacus - Lucy Lawless Interview - IGN

From Comic Con, Lucy talks about what's next for Lucretia readers!


Here's what Lucy had to say about Lucretia for season two in this interview readers:

-She has to claw her way back to some sort of security
-She has an endgame in mind
-Vengeance runs so deep into her soul, in particular against Crixus
-She keeps her enemies close

August 3 2011

G4TV Comic Con Cast Interview

Interview with Liam, Steven, Manu, and Katrina readers! Starts at about 1:15.

August 8 2011

Some things from this interview readers:

Steven-second season is ridiculously gigantic
Manu-it's about the struggle for leadership and direction
Katrina-fight choregraphy way bigger this season
Liam-Spartacus has to find his way as a leader and police different groups.

Spartacus: Vengeance - Lucy Lawless Interview

Lucy answering questions from the fans, and being her usual witty hilarious self readers:


Besides Lucy being really funny and telling a funny story,  here are a few things we learn about her character readers:

-A great deal of change to her personality from Blood and Sand and GOTA.
-She uses her wit to stay alive
-Has no affection left at all for Crixus
-Her and Iithyia have a really intense relationship

August 3 2011

EW Fan Questions for Lucy Lawless - Answered

Some fan questions submitted to EW are answered by Lucy readers!


Some great questions from fans! Here's what she said about Lucretia for season two:

-She's going to claw tooth and nail to survive
-She's lost everything
-She's a survivor
-No one is going to get her down for long

August 3 2011

AolTV Video Interview With the Cast At Comic Con

Interview with the cast at Comic Con readers!


Here's what I got from these interviews:

-Gannicus almost has his own story going on, aside from the rebellion. He's a very solo man.
-Lucretia's relationship with Ilithyia is really intense and gets developed a good deal more.
-According to Katrina, she feels that Mira is head over heels in love with Spartacus, and is trying to find a place in his heart.
-Manu based Crixus on bully he went to school with, that he later became friends with. Glad of the opportunity to show that Crixus has a heart where Naevia's concerned and that he has layers.
-Liam says he has a resposiblitly to the show, to do the best job he can.

August 4 2011

Comic-Con: Meet the New Spartacus IGN Video Interview

Liam interview from Comic Con readers!

Video Interview Liam McIntyre and Steven Deknight

A video from Comic Con of Liam and Steven explaining how he got the role readers!

Spartacus: Vengeance - Comic-Con Teaser

The new Comic Con teaser readers!

Yay! So excited!

July 22, 2011

Female Warrior Cast In Spartacus Vengeance

More about that female warrior readers! From Deadline.com:

EXCLUSIVEEllen Hollman (Skateland) has landed the new female warrior role on Starz's Spartacus, whose upcoming second season will be titled Spartacus: Vengance. Hollman will play the new regular role of Saxa  read full article

Liam Pictures at Comic Con

Some pictures of Liam at Comic Con yesterday readers! Looks like our Spartacus is having a good time! :)

Click pic to view at Zimbio

Click pic to view at Zimbio

Click pic to view at Zimbio

Click pic to view at Zimbio

July 20, 2011

Spartacus Gods of The Arena DvD Blu-ray Features

Here are the highlights of the Dvd and Blu-ray extras for Spartacus Gods Of The Arena  from a press release that came out yesterday readers!

Blu-ray and DVD bonus features include:
Weapons Of Mass Disruption
Battle Royale: Anatomy Of A Scene
On Set With Lucy Lawless
10 Easy Steps To Dismemberment
Post Production: The Final Execution
Enter The Arena: Production Design
Dressed To Kill
Convention Panel
Arena Bloopers

Exclusive Blu-ray bonus features include:
3D "Ring Of Fire" Battle Sequence
Extended Episodes
Audio Commentaries On All Episodes (including: Writer/Creator/Executive Producer Steven S. DeKnight, Executive Producer Rob Tapert and actors John Hannah, Lucy Lawless, Dustin Clare, Jaime Murray, Peter Mensah - and moreRead Full Press Release At TvShowsOnDvd

July 19, 2011

Submitting Questions for Spartacus at Comic Con

Hi there readers, here are few ways to submit questions for the Spartacus panel at Comic Con:

You can send a question via twitter @SDCC_Insider whom also has a blog here.

If you're on the Spartacus boards or would like to join, they have a thread there specifically for Comic Con questions.

EW will be interviewing Lucy and is taking questions here.

Picture of Lucy Lawless as Lucretia in Spartacus Season Two

Hello readers, here's a picture of Lucy as Lucretia in Spartacus Vengeance. Looks like she's having a rough time!

Click picture to view at EW

July 17, 2011

Tweets O'Sparty #10

Well this was a busy week eh readers? A female non-gladiator, an emmy nod, Liam photos, and a Spartacus Vengeance teaser!  Whew I'm tired! But never too tired for Sparty! ;)

Here is the Ep 7 synopsis ... Sparty dfnfad f nf sf jskf'ksv v v, , Sparty , vks nvjbfsjkv;bfvbkxvafv ....... brrrrrrrr ...... damn this nz weather is so cold i cant type properly .... guess ill just do it later ... fdkvsfnvj fbvjbdfvjbdfjkbnaj an
Monday at 4:12am ·  · Comment
He's such a tease! >:)

 Steven DeKnight 

Liam is tall. But this is the beginning of a funny little conversation. :)

 Steven DeKnight 

He's setting the record straight about that TVGuide story which said there was going to be a female glad in season 2. Not true! /:)

I've been following him for awhile now. So far I've discovered he's nice and funny. Now I know he's not a media hog either. I really like this guy! 8->

 Liam McIntyre 

The continuation of that conversation. ;;)

 Liam McIntyre 

Lol. He's hilarious! :))

 Steven DeKnight 
 by Klippart
Interesting info. Wow, just the thought of October........the time has gone by so fast. Before you know it, it will be January and Sparty time again! <:-P

 Starz Insider 

This is Spartacus Starz man on the floor at SDCC. He'll be reporting the going-ons for Sparty at Comic Con. And bonus! He has a blog right here at blogger. Guess what new blog I'm following readers? ;)

 Steven DeKnight 

Sort of frustrating not knowing his real name. ~X(

Wow, what a great week! All kinds of good stuff going on with our show. So excited readers, so excited..... \:D/

PS: Happy birthday Andy Whitfield! Battle on! :)