July 31, 2012


Spartacus Gods of the Arena won best TV Dvd at the Saturn awards on July 27th. One of my favorite dvds, I especially love the 'On The Set With Lucy Lawless' segment! Craig, Lesley-Ann, Viva, and Nick were there to accept.

July 26, 2012

Andy Whitfield’s Widow on Life after Andy

Interview with Vashsti by the Insider. This is the rescheduled interview I mentioned before in a previous post:

Manu Bennett On The Upcoming Season

Video Description:
Manu Bennett (Crixus) explains his goals for Crixus this season in this exclusive video.
Spartacus: War of the Damned coming January 2013 to STARZ

July 23, 2012

SDCC Interview with Spartacus' Manu Bennett

Round table interview with Manu by Geeksyndicate at Comic Con 2012

What Makes SPARTACUS Star Liam McIntyre a "Bad Australian"?

Interview with Liam by Young Hollywood at Comic Con 2012

Video Description
Young Hollywood catches up with an old friend at Comic-Con, the always affable Aussie, Liam McIntyre! 3 is the lucky number as Liam talks about his 3rd season on the Starz epic series, "Spartacus", tells us all the 3rd edition video games he's obsessed with, and makes 3 wishes for himself! Also, hear him describe how the circus helped him get in shape and find out how he shirks all those Australian stereotypes!

Spartacus: War of the Damned - Comic-Con Panel

The 2012 Comic Con Spartacus Panel

July 21, 2012

SPARTACUS: Vengeance - Bonus Clip "Directing the Rebellion"

Video Description:

Three-Disc Set Contains All 10 Episodes And Bonus Features!.

Cynthia Addai-Robinson Talks Spartacus: War of the Damned at Comic Con 2012

Interview with Cynthia by ThinkHereo at Comic Con 2012

Manu Bennett Talks Spartacus: War of the Damned at Comic Con 2012

Interview with Manu by ThinkHero at Comic Con 2012.

Spartacus War of the Damned Interview (SDCC 2012)

Interview with Liam and Manu at Comic Con 2012

July 20, 2012

Interview Tonight About "Be Here Now" on ET

If you're able to, check out an interview tonight about "Be Here Now" on Entertainment Tonight.

*may be scheduled for a later date due to coverage of the tragic Aurora shootings. Follow 'Be Here Now' on twitter and facebook to keep up-to-date:


Be Here Now Kickstarter fundraising site

Be Here Now Doco website

Spartacus: War of the Damned - Gladiator Boot Camp

The gang at bootcamp for War of the Damned preparations:

Video Description
A behind the scenes look at the training Spartacus actors go through to prepare for their roles.
Spartacus: War of the Damned coming January 2013.

July 18, 2012

Spartacus - Manu Bennett - Comic-Con 2012

Interview with Manu by IGN at Comic Con 2012

Interview With SPARTACUS Star Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Interview with Cynthia by Seat42f.com at Comic Con 2012

Time-lapse of the Spartacus: War of the Damned Set

Time lapse video of the WOTD set.

Video Description
This time-lapse video demonstrates how the crew created a set for Spartacus: War of the Damned.
Spartacus: War of the Damned coming to STARZ January 2013.

Tweet Picture of The Cast at Comic Con 2012

There are tons of pictures everywhere. So decided to go with just this one for this post. The cast with the Sparty panel moderator:

SDCC 2012: Entertainment Weekly Powerful Women in Pop Culture aka Women Who Kick Ass! Panel

Lucy was a surprise guest on this panel

Steven DeKnight Talks Spartacus: War of the Damned At Comic Con 2012

Interview with Steven bu Think Hereo TV at Comic Con 2012

Liam McIntyre Talks Spartacus: War of the Damned At Comic Con 2012

Interview with Liam by Think Hero TV at Comic Con 2012

QA: 'Spartacus' star Andy Whitfield's Widow Making Doc About His Fight With Cancer

Interview with Vashti Whitfield with Fox News

“…You have to remember when he got cancer again we weren’t of the mindset that he was dying. We went into it with every possibility that he would come out. It was very late in the day that that wasn’t evident. I’m quite astounded by people saying, ‘Why have you done this? Why didn’t you want it more private?’ Andy and I were very much of the philosophy that if you can share what’s going on for you and improve the quality of other people’s lives, then that’s what you do…” read entire interview at Fox News.

As of this blog posting there is five days to go:

Be Here Now Kickstarter donation site

Be Here Now Film Coming Soon Doco website

Spartacus Season 3: Liam McIntyre Interview

Interview with Liam by TV Equals at Comic Con 2012

Spartacus Season 3: Steven S DeKnight Interview

Interview with Steven by TV Equals at Comic Con 2012

Spartacus Season 3: Manu Bennett Interview

Interview with Manu by TV Equals at Comic Con 2012

Spartacus Season 3: Cynthia Addai-Robinson Interview

Interview with Cynthia by TV Equals at Comic Con 2012

Viva Bianca On Her "Spartacus" Death, "Not Dead Enough" & Possible Retur...

Interview with Viva by ENTV

Video Description

Michael Ausiello talks to Viva Bianca about her troublesome "Spartacus" death and her new film "Scorned". Viva talks about shooting her death scene with Lucy Lawless and how Robert Tapert said she "didn't look dead enough."

Interview: Liam McIntyre Calls New Spartacus’ Army the ‘Reservoir Dogs’ of ‘War of the Damned’

Interview with Liam by BuzzFocus at Comic Con 2012

Steven S. DeKnight Talks Spartacus Coming To An End & New Sci-Fi Show Incursion - Comic-Con 2012

Interview with Steven by AH at Comic Con 2012

Video Description
Executive producer Steven S. DeKnight chats with Access at Comic-Con 2012 about the decision to end "Spartacus." Why does he think it’s the smart move to end the show while it's still popular? Plus, what is his new sci-fi show, "Incursion," about?

Liam McIntyre Talks Spartacus: War Of The Damned - Comic-Con 2012

Interview with Liam by AccessHollywood at Comic Con2012

Video Description

Liam McIntyre chats with Access at Comic-Con 2012 about the final season of Spartacus. What will the action be like this season? How will the stunts be bigger? Plus, does he know how the show will end?

Interview with Spartacus creator Steven DeKnight at the 2012 San Diego C...

Interview with Steven by The Seat at Comic Con 2012

Liam McIntyre and Manu Bennett Interview with G4TV

Video Description Spartacus stars Liam McIntyre and Manu Bennett join John Barrowman and Candace Bailey on the Comic-Con 2012 stage to talk final season of Starz original series, Spartacus.

Interview With SPARTACUS Star Liam McIntyre at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con

Interview with Liam from TheSeat at Comic con 2012

July 16, 2012

The Cast and Crew of 'Spartacus' - THR

Interview with Liam, Steven, Cynthia, Manu, and Lucy. Manu talks about Andy. In a funny moment Lucy's cell phone goes off. But I believe it turned out not to be hers.

Comic-Con: SPARTACUS Interview with Steven S. DeKnight, Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Cythia Addai-Robinson

Interview with Collider:

.....Andy Whitfield’s advice over email to Liam, “It’s a big family. Look after yourself. It’s a tough show, but it’s one of the best experiences ever.”.....

.....On the relationship between Crixus and Spartacus, “Crixus and Spartacus have a huge power struggle this season.....

.....The great thing about the history of Spartacus is, if you read it, it’s all written from the Roman’s side, so from an artistic standpoint, there’s nothing about the people. There’s nothing about why. That’s something we get to explore.....

.....At the end of the day, myself and Manu (Bennett) were really passionate about honoring what that storyline means to people, that epic love of loves.....

read entire interview at Collider.com

July 14, 2012

Spartacus (TV Series): Steven S. DeKnight Interview - Comic-Con 2012

Interview with Steven by IGN

Spartacus (TV Series): Liam McIntyre Interview - Comic-Con 2012

Interview with Liam by IGN

Tweet Pictures of The Cast at Comic Con

Here's a few pics that were tweeted of the cast at Comic Con today:

Pictures of Lucy on EW's Kickass Women Panel

Lucy ended up on Ew's Kickass Women's Panel. But of course she did. Between Xena and lethal Lucretia, it's an obvious choice!

These pictures were tweeted of the panel:

Lucy Getting a Standing Ovation Upon Her Walk On at Comic Con

Lucy getting a standing ovation upon her walk on at Comic Con

July 13, 2012

Spartacus: War of the Damned Teaser Trailer Revealed at Comic-Con

New teaser fresh from Comic Con:

Video Description:
Spartacus: War of the Damned teaser trailer revealed at Comic-Con.
Coming to STARZ January 2013.

Liam McIntyre, Lucy Lawless & "Spartacus" Cast Dishes Final Season, Big Bang Ending at Comic-Con

Interview with TV with the cast at Comic Con:

New Cast Member Added to War of the Damned

New cast member announced today:

….Christian Antidormi will play Tiberius, who’s prepared to use any means necessary to vanquish Liam McIntyre’s Spartacus….read entire article at TVLine

July 12, 2012

Spartacus Tweet Picture

Check out this still from War of the Damned:

July 11, 2012

Two New Dramas From Starz

This is of note because two Spartacus producers are involved:

...The cable network on Wednesday announced that it is reteaming with Spartacus’ Steven S. DeKnight for Incursion, a sci-fi action thriller revolving around a group of soldiers caught in a war against a hostile alien race....


...In addition, the premium cabler is developing Vlad Dracula, described as a unique spin on the classic tale and a blending of historical facts of the 15th century Prince of Wallachia with the fictional character Dracula. The potential series would trace the character’s evolution from a revered ruler to the world’s most feared vampire and his slow downfall as he struggles to hold on to his humanity, wife and kingdom. Rob Tapert (Spartacus) will produce....

read entire article at THR

Starz Press Release:

Intergalactic Sci-Fi Series is First from Overall Network Deal with DeKnight Straczynski and Lee Team Up with Tapert for a New Twist on the 15th Century Vlad Dracula Tale

Beverly Hills, Calif., July 11, 2012 - Starz announced today two new original series projects in development.

As part of STARZ overall deal with “Spartacus” creator Steven S. DeKnight, STARZ is developing “Incursion,” an epic science fiction action-thriller that follows a squad of soldiers caught in a war against a hostile alien race. Each season the battle will be fought on a new, exotic planet as humanity punches deeper into enemy territory. Grittily realistic combat, darkly complex characters and intrigue on a cosmic scale will permeate the tale of fighting men and women facing the pressures of war and an enemy unlike any ever seen. In addition to his international acclaim on “Spartacus,” Steven has worked on such well-regarded series as “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”, “Smallville,” and “Dollhouse.”

J. Michael Straczynski is the wildly successful writer and producer whose credits include such fan classics as Thor, Underworld: Awakening, “Babylon 5,” and The Changeling. He has teamed with horror master Roy Lee, whose credits include such hits as The Ring, The Strangers, and The Woman in Black in developing "Vlad Dracula" with veteran producer Rob Tapert, whose credits include the international STARZ hit series, “Spartacus,” iconic “Xena: Warrior Princess,” Evil Dead and The Grudge. The project is a unique spin of the classic tale, blending the historical facts of the 15th century Prince of Wallachia, with the fictional Dracula whose story is known around the world and continues to fascinate audiences. “Vlad Dracula” traces his evolution from a revered ruler to the world's most feared vampire, and his slow downfall as he struggles desperately to hang on to his humanity, his wife and his kingdom.

Managing Director of Starz, Carmi Zlotnik said “Steven S. DeKnight, J. Michael Straczynski, Roy Lee and Rob Tapert are legendary talents, having created some of the most groundbreaking and iconic television series with incredibly passionate fan bases the world over. We are thrilled to work with such sophisticated auteurs and producers as we grow the slate of unique STARZ Original series.


Spartacus Legends

For you gamers out there:

New page at Spartacus Starz:

Spartacus Legends Press Release:
Spartacus ® Legends – Inspired by Smash STARZ TV Show – Battles onto Your Favorite Console

Enter the Arena and Forge Your Destiny Early 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — July 11, 2012 — Today, Ubisoft ® announced the upcoming release of Spartacus ® Legends, a fighting game that will immerse users in the visceral world created by the popular Spartacus original series produced and distributed by Starz Entertainment. Spartacus Legends is a unique gaming experience based on popular characters from the international hit series.
Read full press release

Adorkable Liam

If you follow Liam at Twitter, then you already know what a nerd he is! Here's one of the many reasons why I adore this guy:

There’s no doubt that Liam McIntyre, the lead of Starz’s Spartacus, will be there. “When I was first testing for [the role],” says McIntyre, a self-described “huge nerd,” I remember [reading] the fact that I would by contract have to go to Comic-Con. And that was probably the most excited I was about any part of that contract, which was weird [because] I probably should have been excited about the money or something.” ......

Also of note:

 ......McIntyre, a devoted gamer, is also excited that Ubisoft is demo-ing Spartacus Legends, its new game based on the epic series, at the Starz booth.

Source: TV Guide's Comic-Con Preview: Once Upon a Time, Spartacus, Arrow, Firefly and More! 

First Full Look At An Image of a Fight Scene from War of the Damned

Here's the first image of a fight scene from Spartacus War of the Damned. Shows Spartacus(Liam) slashing a Roman soldier:

source: Spartacus_Starzhttp://yfrog.com/obaikjjqj

July 10, 2012

First look: Spartacus War Of The Damned Teaser Poster

New Spartacus WotD poster at TV Guide. Click on thumbnail to see image at site.


Lucy Going to Comic Con

Looks like my hmmmnns were right on my  Saturday interview: Lucy Lawless – Xena the Ecowarrior post and my Spartacus Comic Con Program post. Tho it's not yet been confirmed she will sit the Spartacus panel, just that she's going to the con.She's also going to be on The Soup again Wednesday night.

The news is also on Lucy's site.

July 7, 2012

Be Here Now Film Coming Soon New Website

There is a new website for Be Here Now. The actual film itself, not the fundraising site. You can sign up for updates about the documentary there. Note that the Be Here Now Kickstarter site is still up and running, so keep spreading the word.

The new website is here: Be Here Now Film Coming Soon

July 5, 2012

Spartacus War of the Damned In Production Video

2 minutes of interviews, behind the scenes, and clips from the new season set to air in 2013.

Video Description:
Spartacus: War of the Damned -- In Production with the cast, crew and executive producers. New season coming January 2013 on STARZ. 

July 4, 2012

Andy Whitfield documentary reaches funding goal; filmmakers talk next step

Interview with the Be Here Now filmmakers.

Possible release time:
....she plans to have the documentary, Be Here Now, finished by the end of the year for a possible release in early 2013.....

Keep spreading the word because:

.....The funds that accumulate beyond their initial goal — 56,000 and counting – will go toward filmmaking luxuries sometimes not within the reach of small, independent documentaries — like wider distribution channels (including television and DVD), closed captioning, and translations into different languages.....

Read entire interview at Inside TV EW.com

Donate at: Be Here Now - The Andy Whitfield Story  Kickstarter site