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Kristin Bauer Van Straten’s Maleficent returns tomorrow

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten returns to Once Upon A Time in Sunday’s mid-season finale. According to Entertainment Weekly her character, Maleficent, will form part of a trio of evil, otherwise known as the Queens of Darkness, along with Ursula (Merrin Dungey) and Cruella de Vil (Victoria Smurfit).

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True Blood “Tricks of the Trade” behind the scenes clip

 

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EW have posted a short preview clip of one of the True Blood upcoming Blu-ray release extras titled “True Death: The Final Days on Set.”  

The DVD and blu-ray for Season 7 and the entire 7 seasons box-set are available from November 11 in the US (and November 10 in the UK).

This short clip is entitled “Tricks of the trade”. It features Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Karolina Wydra, and (briefly) our man Alexander Skarsgard.

 

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True Blood Stars at Comikaze 2014

2 vampires and a fang-banger from True Blood got together yesterday at Stan Lee’s Comikaze event in California. Kristin Bauer van Straten, Tara Buck and Stephen Moyer answered questions submitted by fans and talked about how it feels now the show is over.

When asked the possibility of  a True Blood movie, Stephen said that Alan Ball had been excited about the possibility “once upon a time”, the actors would love to work together again, but there doesn’t seem to have been any further developments, so unfortunately it looks like truebies probably shouldn’t hold their breath.

Tara Buck confirmed that Season 7 is her favorite “for obvious reasons”………..

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten’s Maleficent is back

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Kristin Bauer Van Straten is back on the set of Once upon A Time where she will be returning as the wicked Maleficent. Co-star Lana Parrilla (Regina) has uploaded a snap of the two villainesses together  onto whosay

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Welcome back, Dear … @BauervanStraten Looking forward to seeing my one and only friend 😉 …

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True Blood Images From Final Comic Con Panel

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Here are the first set of images taken during the True Blood panel held at Comic Con on Saturday July 26, 2014. There were lots of tears from the cast and fans. It was sad for me knowing this would be the last time I would be taking photos of the cast.

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One of my favorite parts was hearing which character each cast member would have liked to be on the show. A lot of them said Pam! Of course since she had the most amazing wardrobe! Kristin teared up a lot of course especially talking about her last day on set with Alex-

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Alex and she had just agreed to say “see you tomorrow” but it was hard. Even Alex choked up a bit she said.  Continue reading

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True Blood Season 7 On Location Filming Photos Morrocan Flair

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True Blood season 7 filming started this week. Earlier in the week Stephen Moyer and Chris Bauer were spotted on location filming for the final season premiere episode.

photo-10Last night I was able to see the show filming in another location at a hotel in Los Angeles. The hotel was built in the 1920’s and was originally a YMCA. The decor is a Moroccan theme with vivid colors, detailed tile work and many Persian style rugs. (felt as if I were back in the Middle East where I lived for 2 years).

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This location seemed very suited for the action that was listed in the casting call for episode 7.01 titled “Jesus is Gonna Come”.

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The shots were interior ones towards the back of the hotel and also downstairs (those images are above).

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It was great to see Kristin Bauer van Straten. When she saw us she came right over and was all smiles for our photos.

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There was a car with a cute dog waiting with it’s owner and Kristin rolled down her window to say hi to the pup. She is such a big animal lover (and great activist for animal rights). The pup was so cute and was all wags and even ‘talked’ to her (cute little barks).

TBS79Spotted Audrey Fisher busily putting the finishing touches on the wardrobes of the many extras on location. She really out did herself with all the different looks for this episode. There were a few extras milling around and came over to us. It was fun seeing them break character with us and then go into their ‘character’ and speak a few words of Arabic.

Saw a few other possible spoilers so I won’t post about them yet. They work so hard on the show I don’t want to ruin all the action. It will be sad to see the show in the final season. Waiting sucks but at least they are busy filming now!

The gallery below contains photos from the on location filming for 01/08/14. The images with watermark are the ones I took. There are a few from the hotel website that I included to show some of the areas we were unable to see due to the filming.

UPDATE:  This actor was seen at the location. Could not tell what his role was but sure it was a vampire one. Found this on tumblr stating that he has been cast as Nizor : Not confirmed if he is playing Nizor but I can see that part for him.  imdb has him listed as playing Nizor for the True Blood season 7 premiere. I am not sure he will be in any other episodes (see casting call..)

Casting call stated:
[NIZOR] Male, Persian, late 30s to 50s. This burly vampire involved in a game of Russian roulette in a Moroccan bar derives courage and comfort from his faith in Allah…GUEST STAR

Massi Furlan cast as Nizor for True Blood season 7

Massi Furlan cast as Nizor for True Blood season 7

 



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True Blood Showrunner Brian Buckner on Season 6, the Werewolf Problem, and the Jason-Eric Sex Dream

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Another interview with Brian Buckner. He talks about the finale, Jason-Eric sex dream (which we did NOT get in the finale) and a little bit on season 7 of True Blood. Excerpt of interview below:

True Blood viewers had a right to be skeptical going into the HBO series’ sixth season. Not only did series creator Alan Ball depart after production had begun, he left behind an array of painted-into-corner plotlines and a scattered storytelling structure. The task of getting True Blood back on track fell to executive producer Brian Buckner, a longtime writer on the show. Despite the behind-the-scenes upheaval, the series saw a major uptick in quality and, more important, coherence. Plotlines once seen as indicative of True Blood‘s worst instincts (e.g., Andy knocks up a faerie!) suddenly became plotlines indicative ofTrue Blood at its most inspired (Andy grapples with his daughters’ deaths). Going into Sunday’s finale, the show seemed like it was being steered by capable hands.

But afterwards, the hard-earned, still fragile goodwill the show had accrued over the season seemingly dissipated overnight. Sure, some recappers liked it, but the immediate Internet consensus was that True Blood had just hit rock bottom. So what happened? Was it the very appealing and charismatic Warlow suddenly backhanding Sookie? Was it the jarring time jump? Was it Eric Northman’s almost offensively inglorious “death”? What exactly was it that made people reject this finale as somehow not being up to par with Season 2’s ostrich egg finale? To find out, Vulture reached out to Buckner to get the first-time showrunner’s take on this negative feedback, plus ask about his intentions for season seven. We also used the opportunity to get an official confirmation about that Jason-Eric sex dream we were promised.

Some would argue that it’s the job of a showrunner to create a controversial season finale. Nice job!
Yeah. I mean I knew it was controversial, I just didn’t think it would be hate-inspiring.

Why do you think the finale fueled so much negativity?
Well, it’s testament to Alex Skarsgard. People want those ten or twelve weeks with him in their living room and they may have feared we were taking him away from them.

It was a relief to hear that Eric will be back as a regular next season. Can you also confirm that these infected vampires aren’t actually zombies?
Well, they’re not zombies in the way that we’re used to zombies. They’re vampires and they need to eat humans, which all vampires do. But in order to stave off the effects of this mutating virus, they need to eat more, and more often, than the vampires that we’ve been living with for the last few years. The truth is, the way TV works is everybody wants us to have the answers already, but we haven’t even gotten in the [writers’] room for season seven yet. We knew that this was a story that we wanted to tell for next season and the idea that we were going to force vampires and humans into uneasy relationships for their own protection seemed like a really ripe place for us to go and is going to create character combinations that we haven’t had before. In terms of what every rule of this mutating virus is, we still have to do that work.

Will the feedback you’ve received recently influence the story lines of season seven?
I don’t think so. Look, the blogosphere … This, by the way, is my very first time sitting in this chair, watching something like this happen. It is my first rodeo. But I have been making TV for a long time and I don’t think that we should let the audience tell us what show to make. Because I think it’s the death of television if we give people exactly what they expect to get every week. What’s the point? So the idea that we need to release material beforehand and immediately come clean with our audience and promise to not surprise them anymore, I’m not sure that’s the TV world that we want to deliver.

For the rest of the interview please click here:  True Blood Showrunner Brian Buckner on Season 6, the Werewolf Problem, and the Jason-Eric Sex Dream.

So what do you make of all these interviews from Mr. Buckner? (still smells like damage control to me)

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True Blood “Dead Meat” Screencaps

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The new episode of True Blood aired tonight. Titled “Dead Meat” this is the eight episode for the sixth season. Only 2 more episodes left!

Inside the episode video:

loved what Robert Kazinsky tweeted:


Screencaps from the episode: Continue reading

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True Blood Season 6 Finale Episode Synopsis and Title Change

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True Blood season 6 has had quite a few episode title changes so far. The finale for season 6 will air on August 18, 2013. The title is now “Radioactive”.  The episode synopsis from TV Guide states:

 In the sixth-season finale, Jason feels a vampire attraction firsthand; and Bill finds that salvation isn’t free. Meanwhile, Sookie considers her future with Warlow as a new crisis poses a threat to humans and vampires alike.
So many speculations have been popping up on the finale. The synopsis does not reveal too much and sounds like it will leave fans wanting more again when the finale is over. Grateful that we will have a season 7 but dreading the long wait till the new season airs! Only 3 episodes left for season 6!
The new title does sound like the song by “Imagine Dragons”. I’m wondering if the anti-vamp group has a plan to wipe out vampires that involves missiles or bombs (and things go horribly wrong making them all ‘radioactive’??)

Lyrics:

Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa, oh, oh
Whoa

I’m waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I’m breathing in the chemicals

I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive

I raise my flags, don my clothes
It’s a revolution, I suppose
We’re painted red to fit right in
Whoa

I’m breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse
Whoa

I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive

All systems go, the sun hasn’t died
Deep in my bones, straight from inside

I’m waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive
Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh, whoa, oh, oh, oh, I’m radioactive, radioactive

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