abby82: (Quantum Leap--Sam leaping)
First things, first. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone (in an unlocked post) who reached out and gave me words of encouragement during my recent health scare. Posting online and communicating about it with others was something I desperately needed. In real life I kind of wanted to keep it quiet so I didn't have an emotional outlet. I'm sorry for the lack of posts and responses lately. My absence was due to a nasty cold I had last week and it had nothing to do with the scary but now not so scary health issue. :-)


So...fannish stuff.

Do you like Yuletide? I do and sign ups are now open. You have till November 12th.
Do you like vids? I do.
Do you like small fandoms. I do.

What happens when you throw all three into a fannish pot and stir briskly? [livejournal.com profile] festivids pops out. It's a fannish vid exchange inspired by Yuletide for small and rarely vidded fandoms.

Today is the last day to nominate a fandom and in going over the nominations list, there is plenty to be excited about.

Samples on the movie front: American Psycho, Brief Encounter, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Clueless, Collateral, Cry Baby, Edward Scissorhands, Gattaca, Heathers, Invasion of the Body Snatcher (1956), Legend, Mulan, Se7en

Samples on the TV front: Being Human, Birds of Prey, Clarissa, Dark Shadows (1991), Deadwood, Defying Gravity, Earth 2, Forever Knight, Friday Night Lights, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Highlander: The Raven, La Femme Nikita, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, The Lone Gunmen, Millennium, Miracles, New Amsterdam, Northern Exposure, Nowhere Man, Popular, Quantum Leap, Roswell, Six Feet Under, Slings & Arrows, The Wire

I'm leaning towards participating in this. I did a vid for someone and it was such a positive experience. Of course it helped that a specific song was requested as well as the theme, so if the vid requests provide me with that much direction then I think I can do this.

My own list of fandom nominations are as follows:

Being Erica (awesome Canadian show)
Being Human
Blood Ties (I've never seen a vid for this)
Dark Shadows (1991) (because a vid has the potential to be awesome)
Deadwood (I've only seen one vid for this and it's beautiful)
Durham County (another awesome Canadian show)
Friday Night Lights
Homicide: Life on the Streets (I've only seen one vid and it's fantastic)
MacGyver (because a vid for this would be awesome)
Millennium (I've never seen a vid for this)
Murdoch Mysteries (and yet another Canadian show)
New Amsterdam (because I want a vid)
Quantum Leap (I've only seen one vid and it's fantastic
Roswell
And of course....wait for it....Forever Knight!

abby82: (The Border--Maggie)

Nominations for the 24th annual Gemini Nominations Awards were announced today and Catherine Disher has snagged the 6th of her career for her supporting work in The Border episodes "The Sweep" and "Unacceptable Risk".  Yay Cath!


She was nominated for her work on the series last year, as well as twice in the role of Natalie for Forever Knight. She won in 2004 for her lead role in Snakes & Ladders and was nominated for the TV movie Grand Larceny.

In total, The Border received 9 nominations, including one for Best Dramatic Series.

Being Erica, the absolutely delightful and whimsical time travel show also received 9 nominations, including one for lead actress Erin Karplunk and will be up against The Border for Best Dramatic series. Big yay there as well.

abby82: (BE--opening credit squee)
Mwah ha. The computer is mine once more! Even if I have to get up at 5am on a Sunday to get a turn.

Everyone at home is on vacation, except for me, so there's been little computer time for me. Some interesting things I've come across while catching up.

Murdoch Mysteries has been sold domestically and will air on select PBS stations starting June 30th .Yay! It's a fun show and hey lots of crossover fic potential with Forever Knight. Julia is a professional precursor to Natalie )

Being Erica has begun filming their 2nd season. More yay!

BBC America has announced the premiere date for Being Human. It will premiere on July 25th. I can't wait to check it out.

The full trailer for Torchwood: Children of Earth is up at BBC America. It premieres July 20th.

Vanity Fair has a wonderful pictorial in which actors are given three scenarios and a photograph is taken of them expressing the topic. They're all fantastic. )

I posted six reviews of Geraint Wyn Davies at [livejournal.com profile] geraint_fans  of his performance as King Duncan in the Stratford production of MacBeth. Colm Feore plays the title role.

Television Without Pity offers their suggestions on five kids properties to cross to the big screen along with casting recommendations. Sign me up for almost all of these. )

Television Without Pity also suggests 13 TV shows that should get a reboot. Reboots both scare and intrigue me. )

ChillerTV was having a mini marathon of Polgergeist: The Legacy later episodes last weekend. Forever Knight's Kristin Lehman (Urs) had already joined the cast. So that's where Michael Sadowski ended up. )

I watched the pilot episode of The Listener on NBC, the latest Canadian import. Unfortunately, it was a little on the drab side. Former Forever Knight writers on staff )

The New York Times has an article about Canadian TV and the current crop of foreign coproductions. The Newsroom and Slings & Arrows mentions )

The Smallville season 8 DVD cover will be Clark and Lois in front of the Daily Planet logo. Very pretty. They did their usual red and blue color scheme on the wardrobe even though it's not what they were wearing. It'll be released August 25th.

Warner Bros. has released the official trailer for Smallville season 8 on DVD and boy is that thing not only NOT advertising season 8 but )

 

And lastly, I came across the official White House Flickr account. Lots of great photographs.

abby82: (BE--Erica)
Being Erica continues to be cuddly cute and whimsical so I'm taking the latest addition to my icons for a spin. Aaaand I'm reccing this absolutely delightful picspam entitled, 6 Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Being Erica by [livejournal.com profile] hobbitofkobol . I came across it via a post by [livejournal.com profile] serrico  and I'm glad I did.

The season 1 finale aired last night in Canada. If you live in the states you can find Being Erica on SOAPnet on Thursday evening. Two episodes reair on Sunday night, which is normally when I watch. I'm fighting the temptation to download the remaining episodes.

Oh! And how could I not love a show that in a single episode adds further evidence to the theory that Toronto is the vampire capital of the world. OK so they're LARP vampires but that's just splitting hairs. And hey The Border's Jonas Chernick. So, um, is it too much to ask for my favorite Toronto based actors to drop in? Please. Hey, if I keep hoping eventually one of them has got to pop up somewhere.

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