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Corrupt Vancouver politician Jim Martin (Tahmoh Penikett) returns to Continuum in the second season. We met him in the seventh episode, The Politics of Time, when Liber8 killed the investigative reporter Alicia Fuentes (Pascale Hutton) looking into the financing of Martin’s campaign to be head of the local dock workers union. Detective Carlos Fonnegra (Victor Webster) investigates Alicia’s murder without telling his Vancouver-police-partner-from-the-future Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) that the murder victim is the woman he slept with the night before, making him the prime suspect and testing Kiera’s loyalty. It proved to be a tangled web of old friendships gone wrong so it’s no wonder that Carlos isn’t friendly with Jim Martin when they meet on the north steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery this season.
Continuum filmed for three days outside and inside the Vancouver Art Gallery last week, mainly in an old courtroom at the south end. Could this be the trial of young Liber8 apprentice Julian Randol (Richard Harmann)?
Good friends Tahmoh Penikett and Victor Webster between takes.
Spectators watch the action.
Next Wednesday night on Arrow a jewel thief called “Dodger” (James Callis) strikes at one of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell)’s friends. So Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) – the newest member of Team Hood – gets glammed up to go undercover with Oliver and Diggle (David Ramsey). And Oliver steals a motorcycle.
Also introduced next week are pickpocket Roy Harper (Colton Hayes from Teen Wolf) befriended by Thea (Willa Holland) and police detective McKenna Hall (Janina Gavinkar) as Oliver’s new girlfriend.
What happens when a rabid, obsessed fandom crosses the line between the imagined and reality? We’ll get to see in three weeks when the buzzed-about meta series Cult debuts on The CW. The pilot episode introduces us to journalist Jeff (Matt Davis from the Vampire Diaries) searching for his brother whose disappearance may be linked to the fans of a TV series called Cult recreating what they’ve seen on the show. Jeff enlists the help of production assistant Skye (Jessica Lucas) from the show-within-a-show to examine the dark influence of its cult leader character Billy (Robert Knepper) on the fans and how the show-within-a-show’s creator might be purposefully manipulating them. The next twelve episodes track the fan reaction to twelve episodes of the show-within-a-show, culminating in season finales for both.
[Update: A new promo asks What is Real? One is TV. One is Reality. As it cuts back and forth between scenes from the show-within-a-show and "reality". Cult filmed the scene of car vs train on railroad tracks in Langley and caused traffic gridlock on a Friday afternoon as drivers slowed down to stare.]
Showrunner Rockne O’Bannon of Farscape fame told the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour that Cult puts a magnifying glass on the potential dangers of a passionate fan base of a dark show. Executive producer Josh Swartz elaborated, saying today’s fans feel like they have an emotional ownership of their show and get so much more access to the people who create, write and star in it that they “may feel they control that conversation as well. And when things don’t go the way they have tweeted, there’s a certain level of animosity
- Sunday, January 13th – Once Upon a Time 2×12 The Outsider has Rumple finding a way to cross the town border without losing his memory of his son Bae, Hook stealing Bae’s cloak, a Rumple vs Hook showdown and then a big twist involving Rumple’s beloved Belle.
- Sunday, January 13th – CTV airs a promo for Vancouver detective series Motive during the Golden Globes with the tagline: The Murder is Just the Beginning. Debuts on February 3rd after the Superbowl on CTV.
- Sunday, January 13th - Cult panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour, with cast Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Robert Knepper and Alona Tal and Farscape creator Rockne O’Bannon. Debuts February 19th on The CW.
- Sunday, January 13th – The CW president Mark Pedowitz says new version of Vancouver-filmed pilot The Selection still in contention for pilot order. Tells TCA winter press tour that he loves the new script.
- Friday, January 11th – Fringe 5×11 The Boy Must Live – the third-to-last episode features naked Walter in deprivation tank and father-son bonding between Walter and Peter and between September and his son, the child Observer! Oh, and someone must die for the plan to work.
- Friday, January 11th – Arrow Fraturday: star Stephen Amell steals a motorcyle in a scene at Portal Park as news breaks of his Christmas wedding to longtime girlfriend Cassandra Jean; his stunt double rides the motorcycle down the stairs at Oceanic Plaza and over a prop Starling City cab into prop traffic on West Hastings. Arrow crew then moves to underground parking at the Vancouver Convention Centre to film overnight scenes until Saturday morning.
- Friday, January 11th – Supernatural Fraturday: films overnight again inside Century House in downtown Vancouver.
- Friday, January 11th – Citytv releases promo image of Vancouver sitcom Package Deal, featuring Randal Edwards, Julia Voth, Harland Williams and Jay Malone.
- Thursday, January 10th – Vancouver sitcom Package Deal tapes in front of live studio audience in Burnaby.
- Thursday, January 10th – Once Upon a Time films at Deer Lake Park with Charming, Snow & Henry on set.
- Thursday, January 10th – Arrow films at the PNE
- Thursday, January 10th – Supernatural films inside Century House in downtown Vancouver.
- Thursday, January 10th – Red Widow panel at TCA winter press tour. Debuts March 3rd on ABC.
- Thursday, January 10th – News via @Lemon_Buzz that feature film Ninja Turtles closed its Vancouver production office and opened a NYC production office = Vancouver loses another feature film.
- Thurday, January 10th – Premier Christy Clark’s BC Jobs Plan boosts several industries but not our declining film & TV biz. Click on the SAVE BC FILM petition and sign it to let her know the cost to the province of losing film & TV productions to places with better tax credits.
- Wednesday, January 9th – Fringe showrunner Joel Wyman and cast Lance Reddick present early screening
James Callis (best known as Gaius Baltar from Battlestar Galactica) filmed scenes for Arrow on the Vancouver Art Gallery roof today while star Stephen Amell and co-star Katie Cassidy attended the People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles. [Updated: As TV Guide reported last month, Callis plays international jewel thief The Dodger, who forces innocent people to carry out his heists under duress. When the Sherwood ruby goes missing in Starling City, Amell's Oliver Queen will try to catch this elusive thief.]
Published December 14th, 2012 on Vancouver is Aweome
- Friday, December 7th – Fringe‘s eighth episode of its final season featured Peter Bishop vs Captain Windmark with Peter anticipating and redirecting Windmark’s movements plus a pivotal POlivia scene on the Vancouver Art Galley roof looking down on Windmark walking through the rainy plaza.
- Friday, December 7th – Fringe films its final episode in studio and at a house in Burnaby.
- Friday, December 7th – Arctic Air‘s Adam Beach and Pascale Hutton at CBC Vancouver Open House.
- Friday, December 7th – Continuum appears on the B.C. Production List. Filming of second season to start on January 16th and wrap around the end of May, 2013.
- Friday, Decmeber 7th – Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome‘s finale - ninth and tenth episodes online.
- Thursday, December 6th – Fringe films its final episode in studio and then at night in the tunnel off Skeena leading to the 2nd Narrows Bridge.
- Thursday, December 6th – TVLine reports Gregory Itzin cast on Once Upon a Time as Frankenstein’s father.
- Wednesday, December 5th – Fringe‘s main unit films downtown in underground parking at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and in and around Oceanic Plaza until 2 a.m. Its second splinter unit films under the Cambie Bridge with showrunner Joel Wyman directing Lance Reddick.
- Wednesday, December 5th – Supernatural mid-season finale featured scenes of Dean, his Purgatory pal Benny & the Impala filmed at the Britannia Shipyards in Steveston
- Wednesday, December 5th – Arrow’s eighth episode – Arrow vs The Huntress.
- Wednesday, December 5th – Emily Owens M.D. wraps filming of its final episode.
- Wednesday, December 5th – Vancouver detective series Motive films on Pender and inside and outside the Victorian Hotel downtown.
- Wednesday, Decmeber 5th – Amanda Tapping directs Arctic Air episode filmed in Burnaby as Calgary and featuring a guest appearance by Dragon’s Den dragon David Chilton as himself.
- Tuesday, December 4th - Fringe films driving scenes with Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble and Jasika Nicole in a van and then Lance Reddick in a black car