September 23, 2012

Tweet Pic of Liam As Spartacus From War Of The Damned

Spartacus_Starz tweeted this picture of Liam McIntyre(Spartacus) from a scene in War Of The Damned, as well as a quote from Sparty in the upcoming season.

September 19, 2012

Tweet Pic From The Spartacus War Of The Damned Set

Spartacus_Starz tweeted a pic of Agron (Dan Feuerriegel) and Nasir (Pana Hema Taylor) on the set getting ready for a scene. There's another one of Liam at Spartacus_Starz Facebook, in addition to other older production update pictures and videos:

September 17, 2012

Lucy In Her Save The Arctic T-Shirt

Hours after today's good news of Shell stopping Arctic oil drilling, Lucy tweeted this pic:

And naturally this tweet:

Sign here:

Spartacus War of the Damned Nearing End of Shooting

They're on episode 9 of 10. It's getting there....

Shell Stops Drilling in the Arctic

Good news! Shell has stopped Arctic oil drilling plans for this year:

►SUCCESS! Shell stops Arctic oil drilling for this year - Greenpeace
►Shell postpones plans to start Arctic drilling until next year - The Guardian

September 16, 2012

Liam 'In The Tub'

Fabulous picture of Liam McIntyre from TJ Scott's(Spartacus director) 'In The Tub' coffee table book shoot in which profits go to Breast Cancer research.

He Is Spartacus
Embedded from Flickr's share option. Click to go to larger image .

There are many more stunning 'In The Tub' pictures of the Spartacus cast at TJ Scott's Flickr. What a talented photographer!

September 13, 2012

Sentencing Delayed For Lucy Lawless And The Taranaki 8

The sentencing has been delayed for Lucy and the T8. Apparently gazillionaire Shell wants $700 000.00 in reparation. Hey, how about some reparations for what they and others are doing to the planet!? Just saying.....

According to the article the new date is now November 22 2012.

**Update - September 14 2012:
Apparently, according to this article: Police push for damages payment -Stuff.CO.NZ , the police are the driving force behind the $700 000.00. How lovely of them to work so diligently on Shell's behalf in order to punish "evil criminals." I wonder if other prosecutions in NZ get this much devotion by the police? You know, like rapes and murders? But then again there would be no big humongous filthy rich corporation involved in those types of cases. Just saying....

September 12, 2012

The Making of Spartacus: War of the Damned - Sets

Video description:
Explore the new sets being created for the final season in this behind the scenes look at Spartacus: War of the Damned.
Spartacus: War of the Damned coming January 2013.

September 11, 2012


Today is the eleventh anniversary of the horrible 9/11 terror attacks. A day in which the world was profoundly changed, and that change continues to resonate up to this very moment and beyond. So many lives lost.
Rest in peace.

Today is the release of the Spartacus Vengeance dvd/blu ray relative to this blog and fandom. The timing strikes me as ironically perfect. Andy gave his blessing for continuation of the show. He never complained about it going on without him. And now the show has one more season, the final. The Spartacus series has opened doors of opportunity for many of the actors and crew, etc. in their respective careers. It's popularity propelled forth by all involved with the show including Andy and his outstanding performance in the brilliant season one. I think Liam did an excellent job in Vengeance. He has turned out to be such a gift to the fans. He's absolutely wonderful and adorable in interviews and on Twitter. Respect.

and finally.....

Today is the one year anniversary of the death of Andy Whitfield. As with the 9/11 attacks I remember exactly where I was. At home, well at my previous address, right here on my computer checking Twitter to see if there was any fandom news. And there it was. I remember how sad that made me.

Here's my exact tweet that day:

I was so upset that I forgot to place the link to the article.

As you know, there is a documentary called 'Be Here Now' being made about Andy's last days. He had a message to tell, to be in the present and not fear the unknown. Whatever the significance is to you of today, or any other day, I think it's good advice. We should all try and Be Here Now.


Andy's Page
Maybe McQueen
Be Here Now Film Coming Soon

September 6, 2012

Andy Whitfield Remembered in Moving PSA by Lucy Lawless

Touching PSA by Lucy Lawless created for the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon.

Video description:
Lucy Lawless and STARZ join the Stand Up To Cancer movement. Watch the live event benefitting cancer research on STARZ Sept 7th at 8pm ET.


Hello, I'm Lucy Lawless.

The mission of Stand Up To Cancer is an important one, and requires a remarkable effort from each of us. No one is immune to cancer. It strikes unexpectedly changing lives. We must stand united against this awful and devastating  disease. A lesson the cast and crew of Spartacus learned when we lost a dearly love friend far too early in his life. 

Andy Whitfield was a true champion. An amazing man,  Andy gave his all to every aspect of his life, and it was an honor to know him. 

In 2010 Andy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin s Lymphoma. It was impossible to believe a man in such incredible shape could be so sick. In an effort to raise awareness and help others Andy and his family generously shared their inspiring journey in the upcoming documentary film, 'Be Here Now.' As the title implies, Andy's uplifting story is about how important it is to live in the present and not fear the unknown. It's a beautiful life lesson for everyone to aspire to. I hope you'll stand up to cancer. Stand with me, and take a moment to remember Andy Whitfield, loving husband and father, terrific actor and an inspiration to us all. Thank you.

September 4, 2012

SPARTACUS: Vengeance - Bonus Clip "Making Of -- Costumes"

Say again why Spartacus Vengeance didn't get an Emmy nomination for costumes? Oh that's right, the Emmys are full of bushwa!

Video Description
Preview from the MAKING OF SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE bonus feature

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

"SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON" begins on the heels of the violent escape from the House of Batiatus that concluded "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." The gladiator rebellion continues and begins to strike fear into the heart of the Roman Republic. Gaius Claudius Glaber and his Roman troops are sent to Capua to crush the growing band of freed slaves that Spartacus leads before it can inflict further damage. Spartacus is presented the choice of satisfying his personal need for vengeance against the man who condemned his wife to slavery and eventual death or making the larger sacrifices necessary to keep his budding army from breaking apart. Containing all of the blood-soaked action, exotic sexuality, and villainy and heroism that has come to distinguish theseries, the tale of Spartacus resumes in larger-than-life fashion.

Bonus Features:
• Starz Studios: Spartacus: Vengeance
• The Making of Spartacus: Vengeance
• Behind the Camera: Directing the Rebellion
• On Set with Liam McIntyre
• The Legend of Spartacus
• Famous Last Words
• Bloopers
• BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE -- 9 Extended Episodes and Audio Commentaries!

"SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE - THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON" on Blu-ray™ and DVD - a beautifully packaged set that's sure to have fans saying, "Vengeance is mine!"

SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE -- BLOOPERS clip with Liam McIntyre & Manu Bennett

Hilarious blooper from the upcoming dvd/blu ray release of Spartacus Vengeance. How they said this with a straight face....I don't know!

Video Description
Check out this BLOOPERS clip from the upcoming release of: SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE -- THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON.

In the actual scene that aired, Spartacus asks Crixus about Gannicus.
Spartacus: "What is your opinion of the man?"
Crixus: "He is a champion, as we once stood. A boon to your cause."
Spartacus: "He has expressed doubts towards it"
Crixus: "As have we all."

In this outtake from Episode 6, CHOSEN PATH, Liam McIntyre (Spartacus) and Manu Bennett (Crixus) make a few comical changes to their lines about recruiting Gannicus to join the cause.


I took a moment to transcribe this:

Spartacus: "You knew Gannicus there. He was before my arrival. What is your opinion of the man?"
Crixus: "He is a princess with legs to match Venus herself"
Spartacus: "He expressed to me a deep desire for you"
Crixus: "Don't they all"