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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 [ 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.

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Both The Border and Murdoch Mysteries came out pretty well in the nominations department for the 23rd Annual Geminis, the highest honor in Canadian television.

The Border received 9, including Best Dramatic Series, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress for Catherine Disher. That last one of course makes me very happy. I'm such a fan of Catherine Disher and I believe this will be her 5th nomination. She was nominated twice for her work as Natalie on Forever Knight, she won in 2004 for Snakes & Ladders and her first nomination was for her ultra adorable and hilarious turn in the TV movie Grand Larceny as a ditzy showgirl. If you haven't seen it you should track it down immediately.

Ben Bass who played Vachon on the final season of Forever Knight also scored a nomination for his work in the mini-series Would Be Kings as Best Lead Actor. I've heard lots of great things about this but I've yet to get my hands on it. This certainly is an incentive.

Murdoch Mysteries made out like gang busters with 14 nominations. They're well deserved. It's a highly enjoyable and unique show. Although I was disappointed that Geraint Wyn Davies didn't get any recognition for his role in either one of his two guest performances as Arthur Conan Doyle. GWD really makes me happy. Phooey!

It also would have been nice to have Ger and Catherine together in the same auditorium. They presented together back in 1993. [profile] kristin1228 has screengrabs up at KnightVision here.

Nigel Bennett didn't get a nomination either for his supporting work in The Border but for me it's not completely unexpected. At times his character is too much of a one dimensional bad guy and he really hasn't been given anything to work with. Hopefully during the upcoming second season this'll change.

All this reminds me how behind I am in screengrabbing The Border. At least the Maggie and Mannering scenes. I've meant to and I keep getting sidetracked. Bad me!

Edited to add: I forgot to mention that Erica Durance also received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for I Me Wed.
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It took a little longer than I expected but here is the second half of Geraint Wyn Davies' 2nd appearance on CTV's (Canada) Murdoch Mysteries.

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I've been feeling a little under the weather so the Internet really has no interest for me right now but in the process of quickly checking up online I came across a new multi fandom drabble-a-thon. It's entitled, "Because We Are Awesome" and it's being hosted by [personal profile] medie.

I've received most of my fic inspiration from fic challenges, especially where Forever Knight is concerned. I just have trouble completing most of them in time. After all if someone out there in livejournal-land has been kind enough to remember FK in their fic prompts it would be poor manners to not oblige them.

This time around, however, I've decided to throw in a few of my own prompts. I posted two separate times and they're mostly Forever Knight and Smallville prompts but I've also thrown in a few other fandoms. There's a multitude of fandoms being represented so there should be something for everyone.

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Geraint Wyn Davies recently reprised his role on Murdoch Mysteries as author Arthur Conan Doyle. Doyle makes a surprising return to Toronto with the intention of basing a new character on Murdoch and his revolutionary forensic techiques. His return coincides with a case involving a ventriloquist, the ventriloquist's dummy "Harcourt" and the man's murdered father. It's when Doyle begins to inquire about an old case involving a Chinese doctor and the doctor's fate` that Doyle's true and personal reason for returning comes to light..

I have the tendancy of going overboard with my capping and this episode is no exception.  So in the interest of keeping the images in the post to a reasonable amount I'm dividing it into two parts. The second part will be up in a couple of days.

But for now here are the first batch of images from the Murdoch Mysteries episode "Belly Speaker".

Ger as Arthur Conan Doyle returns! )
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About a month ago I posted about Geraint Wyn Davies' guest appearance on Citytv's (Canada) Murdoch Mysteries as Arthur Conan Doyle. I've since been able to get my hands on the episode and I've capped a few scenes involving GWD. It was a highly enjoyable guest appearance and one that I just found out he's reprised. I got a hold of that episode too but I'm afraid (or not) that I've gone a bit overboard with capping so those caps won't be up till next weekend. Now that episode was creepy and hilarious and Ger got to play a wide range of emotions. It was a real treat. But more on that later. For now here are 20 or so caps from the Murdoch Mysteries episode "Elementary My Dear Murdoch".


Feb. 25th, 2008 10:37 pm
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Geraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle in The Murdoch Mysteries

It looks like in between filming guest stints for the fourth season of ReGenesis, doing a theatrical run of The Elephant Man, and preparing for his role as Polonious in MacBeth in a return stint to the Stratford Festival, Ger has managed to fit in a guest stint on Citytv's The Murdoch Mysteries.


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