TV News & Notes: Caprica, Smallville & More

Published 6 years ago by , Updated August 14th, 2013 at 4:54 pm,

Today we have some info about the ongoing cast additions to Caprica, some scary character add-ons to Smallville, A little tidbit about NBC. I also point something out about that tiny little paltry convention called Comic-Con.  LOL.  You’ll see what I mean.



caprica TV News & Notes: Caprica, Smallville & More

First up, some interesting Caprica casting tidbits. The last two roles I saw James Marsters in was Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Smallville.

Now, we will be able to add Caprica to my list.

James Marsters will portray a terrorist named Barnabus Greeley, who is driven by moralistic and carnal focuses.

The comedian Patton Oswalt has also been added to the cast list as a guest star, playing the role of Baxter Sarno, a Caprican comedian. Sarno has a talk show that Daniel & Amanda Graystone (Eric Stoltz & Paula Malcomson) eventually appear on.

James Marsters and Patton Oswalt

It will be nice to see how Marsters twists this role into something special, like he’s done to his other roles.

Sources:  Sci Fi Wire, EW



A few days ago, we reported on the first look at Brian Austin Green as Metallo and it was a cool first look.

wonder twins1 TV News & Notes: Caprica, Smallville & More

On the frightening side of things, at least from what I’m feeling, we’re going to get a dose of the Wonder Twins next season on Smallville.

Yep, David Gallagher (7th Heaven) and Allison Scagliotti (Warehouse 13) have been cast as Zan and Jayna, the teenage alien superheroes.

I really can’t wait.

Source:  io9


NBC Is Playing Nice

Before all the new fall shows begin, NBC is giving fans a chance to play catch up on whatever show they like. For a limited time, NBC is making many of their shows available on

The shows include:

  • 30 Rock
  • America’s Got Talent
  • Chuck
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Great American Road Trip
  • Heroes
  • Kings
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • The Listener
  • Merlin
  • The Office
  • Parks and Recreation
  • The Philanthropist
  • Southland
  • The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
  • The Wanted

Source:  NBC


Comic-Con Just Ain’t That Big!

I was in that mess of humanity called Comic-Con and I thought the lines were pretty long. Attendance this year has been estimated at up to 140,000 visitors by some reports.

comic con line TV News & Notes: Caprica, Smallville & More

In this pic, this one line started at point A in front of me, went up the stairs, turned right, weaved left and right down to point B at the other end of the convention center.  It then U turned left, went inside and ended at point C.  And there was a lot more line behind me!

Yea, I thought that was a long line.  I might have been wrong.

In Tokyo, they recently held Comiket.  It’s known as the world’s largest handmade comic book fair.

comiketcrowds TV News & Notes: Caprica, Smallville & More
Now THAT, is a line!

The three-day attendance record for the 3-day Comiket event was estimated at 560,000 visitors, or 4.5% of the population of Tokyo.

I’m thinking I had it pretty easy in that line now!

Source:  Sci Fi Wire

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  1. Hopfully there will be some interesting twist on the wonder twins in which they don’t transform. Of course the budget on Smallville may not be able to afford it. I mean they couldn’t even afford a proper fight between Supes and Doomsday.

  2. What? The Wonder Twins yet No Wendy, Marvin, and WonderDog? TRAVESTY! This is BS I say, BS!!!!

  3. OMG this is great news, do you know how long I’ve waited to see a real live eagle carry a bucket of water! Zoinks this is swell!

  4. Ok, I love Smallville, but the Wonder Twins? The only thing that can make that worse is if they LITERALLY jump a shark on the show. Sheesh.

    As for Marsters, he is a great villain. He was AWESOME as Brainiac in Smallville and it would be great if he could somehow reprise that role for a couple of episodes in this season. I am not a BSG fan, but I might have to check it out now.

    Oh and that last picture from Tokyo looks totally fake.

  5. whoops ment to say “next”

  6. They should get booster gold in Smallville next year

  7. T: Be careful. BS are my initials.

    You guys are hilarious with your comments.

    But I must correct you… I am sure, for the Wondertwins, that the CW has plenty of money to afford buckets of water to toss on set!

  8. When you think about it, they could make the wondertwins pretty cool. As long as they AVOID the “bucket of water”

  9. Foopher,

    “WonderTwins ” and “cool” should never be uttered in the same sentence. :P

  10. I know, i had a hard time typing it. What i meant by “cool” was… uhm… not completely lame…?

  11. Foopher – watch your words there!! Don’t make us ban you!! :P

  12. disclaimer: that was a joke… I want to make sure you all know that was a joke. ha. ha? I couldn’t help myself.

  13. Noooooooooo!

    Bruce, i thought you’d come to think of me as your friend :D

  14. Friends don’t let friends say Wondertwins and Cool in the same sentence!!!

  15. Well I think you guys are just crazy. They’ll have no problem bringing the Twins to live action. The hardest part is going to be painting the monkey blue!

  16. Wow people actually watch Smallville?
    Is it me or does anyone else see through Patton Oswalds pathetic attempt to get an action figure of himself,,,
    Japan is just begging for a Godzilla event !!!
    Bruce can you photoshop Mothra flying in the background ???
    (Make a great post card)

  17. I’m sorry. What i meant to say was “If done correctly, the Wondertwins wouldn’t be a complete waste of time.”

    Is that better Bruce? :D

  18. I mean if they did something like… the girl says “form of a giant hammer” and the guy uses it to beat the snot out of people.

  19. But i guess she can only be animals… dang