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SDCC 2017 ‘Colony’: The Enemy of my Enemy

Posted in Action, comedy, drama, Fantasy, horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, suspense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 7, 2017 by aliciamovie

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By Alicia Glass

Welcome back to our alien invasion occupation, already in progress! Season Two of the USA hit Colony brought us way more intrigue, betrayal, and sacrifice than the first season, and it all culminated in total rendition of the Los Angeles bloc! The Bowmans have survived mostly intact but forever altered, gained new allies and enemies, and further embroiled themselves in the mess of collaboration versus resistance!

The Colony panel of Comic-con 2017 featured Josh Holloway (Will Bowman), Sarah Wayne Callies (Katie Bowman), Peter Jacobson (Snyder), Tory Kittles (Broussard), and Executive Producers Carlton Cuse, Wes Tooke, and Ryan Condal.

Josh Holloway is obviously one of the major heroes of the show, despite his being forced to collaborate, and though the journey for his character in particular through Season Two was dark and hard, “Will went through Hell, and I loved it. Season Two really elevated everything on the show and it was amazing, but I’m glad to be out of that suit and away from those bloodsuckers I was working for.”

Sarah Wayne Callies is a fan favorite purveyor of strong female characters on several shows she’s already been in, same with her character Katie Bowman on Colony. She waxed poetic on the brutal choices Katie Bowman had to make in Season Two, “Is it better to die standing than to live on your knees, yes absolutely, but it’s also a question of what General do you follow into battle? I think one of the big challenges of Season One and going into Season Two, had to do with the costs of waging that war, and in whom do you place your trust? Quail was not a man worthy of that trust, and so I think over Season Two you have the evolution of Katie leaning more and more into Broussard’s leadership, which itself evolves into something more of a partnership.”

And speaking of Broussard, Tory Kittles talked about the more in-depth role his character played in Season Two: “It’s such a grey area with all the characters, the morality changes. Like he (Broussard) was playing both sides to get information, and that does something to a person, to a character. And then he found himself working with Will Bowman, which I don’t think he thought would ever happen, in this world and under these circumstances. Everything is changing, not only for him but for all the characters. At the heart of him I know he’s a good guy, I think he’s doing it for all the right reasons, but sometimes he might be … excessive.” Only when asked where he would like to his character go on the show, did he laughingly reply, “Hopefully to Season Ten!”

Peter Jacobson, who plays everyones’ favorite weasel character Snyder on the show, tried to convince the crowd and himself of Snyder’s survival-only intentions. “It’s so fun to play a morally complex character; I can thank the writers for making me a character to play in that ‘who the hell is he?’ kind of zone, which Snyder really does. For me as an actor, Snyder doesn’t think ‘oh I’m a bad guy,’ no, he’s a master survivor, he will do whatever the hell it takes to survive. He’s not your sort of typical Snidely Whiplash kind of villain, and I think that’s really compelling, that he’s just a normal guy.”

Callies went on to speak proudly of her character Katie Bowman and her great strengths: “There are moments where she seems to be willing to put her own children at risk, in order to take a stand, for all of the children of the bloc. It’s a really complicated space to inhabit as a parent, but also as a woman. By and large in our storytelling, women are defined by our ability to be faithful to our husband, and saintly to our children. And to have a woman who, from the outset, is willing to be devious with her husband and to put her own childrens needs at least on par with the other children of the bloc; I just think its one of the most interesting female characters I’ve ever had the chance to play.”

Newcomer to this years panel Executive Producer Wes Tooke talked about having a clear vision for where the show wanted to go in Season Two, and how it will lead to a seriously more dynamic Season Three. “The challenge of Season Two is how do we create something that’s emotionally engaging, tells a great story and sets us up for where we want to go and the huge leap we want to make to Season Three, which is going to dramatically re-frame the entire show.”

Colony mainstay Ryan Condal spoke of the fascinating challenges in creating such a story for television and the lead-in to Season Three: “We’ve always seen the show as being a series of concentric rings of story, so Season One had to be small, we’re seeing this world through the singular point of view of the Bowman family. But now the show has evolved and we’re now twenty-three episodes into it and we have another thirteen episodes coming this year, so we’re able to expand out those rings and see the world larger and different, more diverse, points of view. There are things that are yet to be revealed, and there are things we’ve given you already, so I would challenge you to go back and take another look (before Season Three airs). There’s a lot of big answers to come, and (after the showing of Season Three preview exclusive to Comic-Con) you’ll have a really good sense of all the big questions that you’re probably asking yourself, and us, right now, will be revealed pretty early in Season Three.”

The panel went through fan questions and ended with a quest for hardy SDCC-goers: the  picture below, along with coordinates and the code-phrase “The enemy of my enemy” was flashed on the big screen, so make of it what you will, Colony fans.

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Catch the expanding world of Colony on USA in 2018!

Deadliest Warrior Season 3 returns July 20th 2011

Posted in Action, drama, Fantasy, Foreign, Historical with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2011 by aliciamovie

 

SPIKE TV’S GROUNDBREAKING HIT SERIES “DEADLIEST WARRIOR,”

WHERE THE HISTORY OF WAR COLLIDES WITH MODERN SCIENCE,

KICKS OFF A THIRD SEASON OF NEW MATCHUPS ON JULY 20

Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz Joins The Cast

Season 3 Features First Female Warrior And First Fantasy Matchup In Series History

345 Games Set To Launch Follow-Up To Last Year’s Hit Downloadable Game,

“Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” This Summer 

Los Angeles, CA, June 14, 2011 – After two seasons of fervid debate, Spike TV’s multi-platform hit show, “Deadliest Warrior,” is back to put more speculation to rest, lining up more legends of war to go head-to-head in a fight to determine who will reign supreme.  This revolutionary third season will create an even more comprehensive composite of these formidable combatants than any previous season, with more in-depth segments and scientific exploration.  “Deadliest Warrior” returns with 10 one-hour episodes on a new night with more unprecedented matchups, including the first female warrior and first fantasy matchup, beginning Wednesday, July 20 (10-11p.m., ET/PT) on Spike TV.

The debut episode, “George Washington vs. Napoleon Bonaparte,” features two larger-than-life generals who both fought in the age of revolutions, now meeting for the first time on the battlefield.   America’s first great general, George Washington, who defeated the British empire against all odds to become known as the father of the world’s most powerful nation, will square off against Napoleon Bonaparte, the brutal French warlord turned emperor who terrorized Europe in his quest to conquer the world.

Other highly-anticipated matchups this season include the series’ first female warrior Joan of Arc vs. William the Conqueror, Genghis Khan vs. Hannibal, Saddam Hussein vs. Pol Pot, U.S. Army Rangers vs. North Korean Special Operations Force, Crazy Horse vs. Pancho Villa, Ivan the Terrible vs. Hernan Cortes, French Foreign Legion vs. Gurkhas and our first fantasy matchup Zombies vs. Vampires.

The new season of “Deadliest Warrior” is focused on enhancing the viewer experience and more definitively crowning a winner with several updates to the show, including:

  • New Co-host Navy SEAL Richard “Mack” Machowicz (“Future Weapons”): Mack brings a warrior’s perspective to this series, as well as a weapons and battle tactician’s expertise.  He provides viewers with a richer understanding of the men behind the weapons and insight into their specific military strategies.
  • New Armory Segment: resident weapons fabricator David Baker will discuss how he makes each weapon.  He also covers the weapon design and historical data behind the weapons.
  • New Digital Combat Engine: created by former Green Beret and military based game

designer Robert Daly, it incorporates complex weapons data, damage probabilities and more than 100 different X factors.  The new combat engine will also simulate 5,000 battles, upped from the previous 1000.

  • X factors: series will now take into account hundreds of critical intangibles that will be given numerical values based on analysis of the warriors’ lives, tactics and psychological profiles.  These can range from the warrior’s diet and physique to the terrain to what type of disease was prevalent and the extent of medical attention available at that time.
  • Chalk Talk: a new segment led by Mack, where each warrior’s most infamous battle’s strategy will be drawn out on touch tables to uncover weaknesses and strengths.
  • Geoff’s Fabrication Lab: for the more unorthodox scenarios, co-host Geoff Desmoulin will describe in depth his thought process and the science behind the test fabrication in order to collect the most accurate data.
  • Expanded role of Dr. Dorian: co-host Dorian will still analyze the trauma to the human body, but will now delve into the physical and psychological traits that have shaped each warrior – many of which become X factors.
  • Warrior Specific Experts: each side will now feature one historical expert and one weapons expert.

Spike.com will feature exclusive “Deadliest Warrior” content, including the Web show “Deadliest Warrior – The Aftermath” – an online round table discussion following each on-air premiere of the “Deadliest Warrior,” as well as special videos and past season matchups.  Additionally, users can sign up for the Warrior’s Den newsletter at warrior.spike.com and follow @Warriors_Den and @Spike_TV on Twitter to get additional content, spoilers and information for the new season.

Leading up to the highly anticipated third season premiere, Spike.com debuts a special “Deadliest Warrior Preseason Aftermath” that will preview what viewers can expect to see from the new season, including sneak peek footage from upcoming episodes and an exclusive look at the season premiere.  Hosted by Kieron Elliot, the special will highlight popular topics from the show, such as new technology, weapons and the warrior lineup.  Hosts Richard “Mack” Machowicz, Geoff Desmoulin and Dr. Armand Dorian will be on hand to give their expert opinions on these topics and will also answer Facebook and Twitter questions from fans.  The final matchup of Season 3 will also be exclusively revealed during this special.

Each new episode of “Deadliest Warrior” will be made available in HD for download-to-own the day after the episode premieres on iTunes, Xbox, Sony Playstation and Amazon Video On Demand.    New episodes in SD will also launch day after air on Samsung’s Media Hub (Galaxy Tab and other devices).

Building on the success of the series and last year’s hit downloadable game, “Deadliest Warrior: The Game” which sold over 400,000 units, the new warrior-based fighting video game, “Deadliest Warrior: Legends,” will reach beyond weapons and armor and put gamers back on the battlefield with the most legendary warriors in history.  This version will feature new heroic warriors, new fighting options, a more precise projectile system, more arenas and a new campaign mode.  The title, published by 345 Games, will be available on Xbox Live Arcade and Sony Playstation Network this summer.