Time for the third and final "Doctor Who" video interview I conducted at Comic-Con, this time with the Doctor himself, Matt Smith.
Time for the second of the three "Doctor Who" video interviews I conducted at Comic-Con, this time with co-star Karen Gillan.
TV critics tend to be a weary, cynical lot, but you wouldn't know it by the atmosphere in the room for this morning's press tour session for "Being Elmo," a documentary about "Sesame Street" puppeteer Kevin Clash that PBS will air as part of "Independent Lens" in April 2012. Critics eagerly lined up to pose for photos with Clash and Elmo (full disclosure: I have small kids, and therefore was not immune to such an offer), laughed at Clash's gift for improv (when I mentioned that my daughter is a big fan of the show, Elmo replied, "Yeah, I watch it too!") and were generally charmed by the whole thing. (It helped that some of the local reporters brought their kids, who spent the entire thing either cackling hysterically or just smiling at the greatest thing they had ever seen.)
I'll be live-blogging the "Being Elmo" panel.
Yesterday was a day for "Fringe" video interviews from Comic-Con. Now it's a "Doctor Who" day, featuring three interviews, starting with writer Toby Whithouse.
Time for the last of the video interviews I conducted with the "Fringe" cast at Comic-Con, this time a duet between John Noble and Anna Torv.
Time for our next-to-last "Fringe" video interview from Comic-Con, this time featuring the show's newest regular castmember, Seth Gabel.
Here's the third of the video interviews I did with the "Fringe" cast at Comic-Con, this time featuring the show's resident authority figure, Lance Reddick.
Cameron Crowe is here at press tour to discuss his film "Pearl Jam Twenty," which debuts on PBS' "American Masters" on October 21. I got to see the film last night, and while we're embargoed from discussing it in detail until September, I can say that I thought it was fantastic, and reminded me of how much I loved Pearl Jam back when I was in college in the early-mid '90s heyday. So I'm going to live-blog the panel.
Earlier this week, I started rolling out the video interviews I did with the "Fringe" cast at Comic-Con, starting with Joshua Jackson. A few logistical delays have pushed the remaining interviews back to the weekend, but it's time to resume the batch with two members of the show's supporting cast: Jasika Nicole and Blair Brown.
As with nearly everyone in the cast, we got to talking about how both the shows and their characters evolved over time, especially since Astrid and Nina were so far in the background in the show's early days. Work is work, but how does someone like Nicole keep herself interested when she's mainly being asked to hand lab equipment to Walter and offer the occasional bit of exposition?
We also talked about Nicole getting perhaps the biggest alt-universe challenge out of anyone in the cast with the autistic alt-Astrid, and the personal connection she has to that character, and Brown in turn offered some theories on who - or what - alt-Nina might be.
As with most of these Comic-Con video interviews, it's quick, but I hope you enjoy.
A quick review of tonight's "Torchwood: Miracle Day" coming up just as soon as I compare our situation to a passage from "Middlemarch"...