Walking Dead Finale: Michonne!, UK Prometheus trailer, Continuum, and Idaho asshats [I read stuff]

Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…

Sadly, we all have to wait until Fall to continue watching Walking Dead but that doesn’t mean we have to be quiet about it now! So much happened last night but something that really seemed to heat up the airwaves was the appearance of Michonne!

In addition to the spicier, whiz-bangier trailer for Prometheus released here, the UK has a subtler, perhaps more powerful trailer up. Just makes me all the more interested in seeing this when it comes out. As if not seeing it were an option.

Our dear Dr. Park is happily reading along in the upcoming “Continuum”. Okay, I have no idea if she’s reading or not, but a girl can hope.

Thought the asshattery was limited to Virginia? Think again! Idaho isn’t for lovers either, apparently. Unless you love state rape, and then it just might be the place for you. US, I am disappointed. Not surprised, but disappointed.


AMC Casts Iconic Character In “The Walking Dead” (Spoiler):

danai-gurira299x240New York, NY – March 18, 2011 – AMC has cast actress Danai Gurira (Treme/The Visitor) in the coveted role of Michonne in its original series, “The Walking Dead.” Tonight’s season two finale first featured the iconic character who will reappear in season three of the AMC series. Michonne, a fan favorite from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, is a mysterious woman armed with a sword.

[tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/Bill Gorman/18 Mar 2012]

On the season finale of The Walking Dead, the honeymoon’s over:

Cutest Couple: Now I know some of you are Maggie/Glenn fans, but Rick and Hershel were the true power duo. One is a cop on the edge with a heart of unalloyed platinum, the other is a pissed-off veterinarian with homespun wisdom and a shotgun with infinite ammo. Now that they’ve both flexed their badass credentials, I’m hoping they develop a dynamic not unlike Patrick Swayze and Sam Elliot in Road House.
Most Artsy: Darryl Dixon again! Ear lanyards, remember?

[io9/Cyriaque Lamar/18 Mar 2012]

Walking Dead Postmortem: Which New Character Holds the Key to the Group’s Future?:

The episode saw the group chaotically driven away from the farm by hordes of zombies. Two characters met their demise – R.I.P Jimmy and Patricia! – but most of the survivors were able to reunite on the highway where the group rallied earlier this season when Sophia disappeared. That group didn’t include Andrea (Laurie Holden), who fell behind and seemed poised to meet her end when a zombie attacked. Enter Michonne, the hooded figure trailed by two armless and jawless walkers, who quickly saved Andrea from certain death.

Meanwhile, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) faced the scrutiny of the group after revealing that not only did he murder Shane (Jon Bernthal), but also that everyone is infected with whatever turns people into zombies. (And thus, he revealed the long-awaited answer to what Jenner (Noah Emmerich) whispered to Rick at the CDC). Plus: The group ended up camped out only a few miles away from the prison, another fan-favorite location in the comics.

Michonne’s appearance in the finale was the best-kept secret ever. Will she be similar or different from what we’ve seen in the comics?
[executive producer and comic creator Robert Kirkman] Kirkman: I can say that personality-wise, she’s the Michonne you know and love from the comic. You can definitely see, just in that one scene, pretty much everything that makes her cool is intact. She is definitely on her own. She is definitely a capable fighter. We will be dealing with her personality and her back story and all that kind of stuff in Season 3, but … this is going to be the character that people have been clamoring to see in the show.

The finale hinted that the third season would take place at the prison.
Kirkman: When we ended the first season, there were a lot of questions. In the off-season before we launched the second season, there was a lot of speculation as to what story we were going to follow. It was just a complete unknown as to what was coming next, and Season 2 doesn’t end that way. We’ve seen the show, we know the Governor (David Morrissey) is on the horizon, we know the prison is there. We get a sense as to what is coming next and that’s really exciting, especially if you’ve read the comic book series.

What can you say about The Governor?
Kirkman: The Governor in the show is definitely going to be The Governor in the comic. While I think that people are going to like the character, I don’t think it will be because he is doing likable things. I don’t think it will be because he appears heroic. I think that he’s definitely going to be a character that people love to hate and are absolutely entertained by, but also somewhat terrified of. He’s definitely going to be a very important character and a very nuanced character. We are not going to be watering him down.

[TV GUIDE/Natalie Abrams/18 Mar 2012]

Suspenseful UK Prometheus trailer digs deeper into the film’s archaeological mission:

Yesterday, we saw the noisy, chaotic, full trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, but the new UK promo has a much quieter tone. Instead, we see the archaeological background of the Prometheus‘ mission and the anticipation of the alien horrors to come.

[io9/Bleeding Cool/Lauren Davis/18 Mar 2012]


Jennifer Spence in “Continuum”:

spence499x333Jennifer Spence, Vancouver’s own, is currently shooting “Continuum,” a one-hour drama-action series from Shaw Media about a policewoman from 2077 who travels back in time and teams up with a present day cop to track down escaped convicts from her future. Jennifer plays the recurring role of Betty Robertson, a cop and IT specialist. The series features an impressive cast, with stars including Rachel Nichols (Criminal Minds, Alias), Victor Webster (Castle, Melrose Place) and director Jon Cassar (24, The Kennedys) at the helm.

Continuum is set to air on Showcase in the late spring.

Jennifer’s other upcoming television appearances include guest starring roles in the Emmy-nominated AMC mystery-drama, “The Killing,” and FOX’s popular new drama-action series, “Alcatraz.” Her exciting roles on both of these shows will also be seen this spring.

No stranger to a busy performing schedule, Jennifer has been balancing film and television roles throughout her successful career. She is widely recognized for her roles on Logo’s comedy series “Exes and Ohs” and the multiple award-winning Syfy series “Stargate Universe” (for which she was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series two years in a row).

[vancouverobserver/Jasmyn Pozzo/18 Mar 2012]

Idaho Senate to Vote on Mandatory Ultrasound Bill:

The Idaho Senate is set to vote on its mandatory ultrasound bill (SB 1387) and may do so as early as tomorrow—March 19.  And yes, there’s enough transvaginal probing for the whole family:

The Senate State Affairs Committee pushed a controversial measure forward [Wednesday] morning that would force women to undergo ultrasounds prior to having an abortion.

[balloon-juice.com/ABL 2.0/18 mar 2012]

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