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How did magic come to make such a mess of Storybrooke in season two of Once Upon a Time? It’s all Rumplestiltskin’s fault, some savvy young fans say. And they’re right. Perhaps that’s why Charming (Josh Dallas) paid Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) a visit in his Mr. Gold Pawnbroker & Antiquities Dealer shop in Steveston south of Vancouver earlier this week. Or maybe he’s seeking Rumple’s help to locate his missing loved ones, Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison), who are nowhere to be seen in Storybrooke in episode two. Robert Carlyle spent most of Tuesday afternoon and evening inside Mr. Gold’s pawn shop, visited first by his formidable foe, the Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla), as fake smoke seeped out every time she exited out the [...]
Magic has made a big mess of Main Street in Storybrooke (played by Moncton Street in Steveston south of Vancouver) for modern-day fairy tale series Once Upon a Time in episode two of the second season. Main Street is a disaster zone, with uprooted ashphalt, overturned and smashed-up cars, a downed telephone pole, blown-out windows, and the hull of a boat near the main intersection. Fortunately, the many local fans of the show could see some main cast alive and well amid the debris on the artfully-destroyed street. Meghan Ory, Lee Arenberg and the Evil Queen herself, Lana Parrilla, did some early morning scenes, leaving the afternoon for Josh Dallas to chase a Mad Hat (see if you can spot the black top hat in the photos below) [...]
Soon we get to see how much of a mess magic has made of Storybrooke’s Main Street — played by Moncton Street in Steveston south of Vancouver — in episode two of the upcoming second season. The Storybrooke Hardware & Paint sign looks burnt and has a big green-screen hole in it. Storefronts are boarded up. Crew is replacing the front window of the Storybrooke Pet Shelter with plastic shards. And in a nearby alley is some uprooted asphalt ready to be placed on the street later. Filming today started mid-afternoon inside Mr. Gold’s Pawn Shop with Robert Carlyle’s Rumplestiltskin and Lana Parrilla’s Evil Queen spotted going in. I’m staying clear until there is something more open to see, like cast on an artfully-destroyed [...]
Seeing both of the Winchester brothers filming the Supernatural season eight premiere at the University of British Columbia would have been quite the spoiler if producers hadn’t already revealed that it takes place a year after the events of the season seven finale and that Dean Winchester’s time in Purgatory will be told mainly through flashbacks. In today’s scene, Jensen Ackles’s Dean Winchester and Jared Padalecki’s Sam Winchester stroll down the Main Mall outside the CHEM building dressed in suits amid background performers. I arrived just as they wrapped at the CHEM building so I decided to head to the White Spot outlet on the west side of the Main Mall to pick up a Triple-O burger. Halfway there, I realized that Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki were headed to the same [...]
If you didn’t know that magic is coming to Storybrooke in season two of Once Upon a Time, then you haven’t been paying attention. The producers have said so. But what they failed to mention is what a mess magic would make of the town in episode two. Storybrooke — played by Fort Langley east of Vancouver today – is a disaster zone with blown-out windows in the Town Hall, posters of The Missing covering the town boards, an upside-down smashed vehicle, a fire truck and fire fighters and a populace in relief mode handing out blankets, bottles of water and toilet paper.
In the last ever episode of Eureka tonight, the Department of Defense’s closure of this charming, eccentric town — inhabited by brilliant scientists working on top-secret projects for the American government – is delayed by random wormhole materializations or in other words, ”Just Another Day” in Eureka. I saw one of these materializations being filmed in Chilliwack last August, with a Sheriff Jack Carter stunt double falling through a wormhole from above the Archimedes statue onto the grass outside the Sheriff’s Office facade. Colin Ferguson told us he was too banged up from other stunts to do this one himself but he gladly took over for the lying-on-the-grass-being-lifted-to-his-feet-by-Joe Morton’s-Dr.-Henry-Deacon part. You can see Carter’s wedding ring on Ferguson’s ring finger, which I didn’t notice at the [...]
It’s deja vu all over again. Supernatural’s first location shoot of season eight is in the same area as the last location shoot of season seven — Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park opposite Nokia headquarters, which played nefarious Sucracorp in the finale. Even when I heard Supernatural was scouting the location a week or so ago, I didn’t think they would show up here today. But there on a bridge over the Fraser River Path at lunchtime were the Winchester Brothers themselves, aka Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, accompanied by their bodyguard Clif. Jensen Ackles is directing the first filmed episode of the season, as he has for the past two. One of the scenes – for what will be episode three entitled Heartache — consisted of Jared Padalecki’s [...]
I didn’t expect to see Psych — American TV’s hottest fake psychic detective agency — filming on the most American holiday of the year: July 4th, Independence Day. I walked up to the set inside a Tudor-style apartment building on the southern edge of the South Granville neighbourhood in a rare bit of Vancouver sunshine. James Roday (fake psychic Shawn Spencer who solves crimes for the Santa Barbara police department with his superior observational skills); Dulé Hill (Shawn’s BFF and reluctant sidekick Burton “Gus” Guster) and Maggie Lawson (Santa Barbara police detective Juliet O’Hara and Shawn’s girlfriend) sat in their cast chairs outside, on a break from filming. Timothy Omundson (Santa Barbara police detective Carlton “Lassie” Lassiter and Shawn skeptic) joined them [...]
Vancouver Canadians fans who stayed after the game in Nat Bailey Stadium a year ago to play extras in a Psych series baseball episode can see themselves in the crowd tonight on Global TV. Psych’s fifth epsiode — Dead Man’s Curve Ball — of the sixth season is about the mysterious death of the fictional minor league Santa Barbara Seabirds’ hitting coach, with Danny Glover (of Lethal Weapon fame), Michael Trucco (Fairly Legal/Battlestar Galactica) and Baseball Hall of Famer and 1996 World Series Champ Wade Boggs as guest stars. James Roday’s “psychic” detective Shawn Spencer infiltrates the team as a hitting coach and Dule Hill’s Burton “Gus” Buster as Sammy the Seagull, a big white bird mascot with giant yellow webbed feet (looking very much like Mascot [...]
On Sunday’s night’s Continuum, entitled A Test of Time, our terrorists-from-the-future Liber8 decide to test a theory that they might cease to exist if their ancestors are killed. They target Kiera Cameron’s grandmother to see what would happen to Cameron if her grandmother died. I saw Rachel Nichols’s Kiera Cameron filming a scene for episode five in early March at The Centre dressed as fictional Pacific Coastal University in downtown Vancouver. She talks to some of the students and then puts one of them in the back of the blue uunmarked Vancouver Police Department car. When I learned the epsiode logline, I wondered if this young woman could be Kiera’s grandmother in 2012.