TV News & Notes: Caprica, Smallville & More

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.



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.

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.

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.

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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