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WEEK: June 17-23, 2013

  • Sunday, June 23rd – The Killing 3×05 Scared and Running airs on AMC: Bullet (Bex Taylor Klaus) works with Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) to find girl on the run before killer does; Seward (Peter Sarsgaard) isn’t happy to see his son’s adoptive mother.
  • Sunday, June 23rd – Falling Skies 3×04 At All Costs airs on TNT. President meets President.
  • Sunday, June 23rd – Godzilla‘s main unit films in Vancouver’s Business District for second day on Everleigh Street off Thurlow and then the 1000 block of West Hastings (Oceanic Plaza) dressed as San Francisco BART station. Elizabeth Olsen on set under rain tower again but this time in action scene. 2nd unit films returns to debris-strewn Thurlow Street overnight but no controlled jump from crane this time.
  • Sunday, June 23rd – YVRShoots Series – The Killing’s Mireille Enos & Joel Kinnaman Investigate Street Kid Deaths in S3
  • Saturday/Sunday, June 22nd/23rd – Godzilla‘s second unit films massive SPFX explosions overnight at Watchmen’s Main Street set in Burnaby dressed as San Francisco’s Chinatown. Explosions much bigger than expected. Click on link for photo.
  • Saturday, June 22nd – Godzilla‘s main unit films in Vancouver’s Busines District on Everleigh Street off Thurlow and then the 1000 block of West Hastings (Oceanic Plaza) dressed as a San Francisco BART station. Elizabeth Olsen gets drenched by rain tower.
  • Saturday, June 22nd – Canada’s Constellation Awards in Toronto: Vancouver-cop-from-the-future series Continuum wins best sci-fi series and best female performance for Rachel Nichols and Vancouver-dinosaurs-run-amok series Primeval: New World wins best male performance for Niall Matter. Complete list of winners.
  • Saturday, June 22nd – Primeval: New World 1×03 airs on Syfy in the U.S.
  • Friday, June 21st – Continuum 2×03 airs on Syfy in the U.S. Drugs from the future and old- fashioned biker gangs.
  • Friday, June 21st – Almost Human, Bates Motel, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland and Supernatural filming start dates appear on BC production list. Summer start dates in Vancouver for these American 2013-14 season series plus Arrow, Once Upon a Time and The Tomorrow People announced earlier.
  • Friday, June 21st – New  YTV teen sitcom Some Assembly Required gets start date of July 21st on BC production list.
  • Friday, June 21st – Warner Bros. TV announces Arrow’s Stephen Amell;  Supernatural’s Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles and Misha Collins; Almost Human’s Karl Urban (Star Trek) and Michael Ealy; The 100’s Henry Ian Cusick (Lost); The Tomorrow People‘s Robbie Amell and showrunners will be at ComicCon 2013 in San Diego, July 17th to 21st.
  • Friday, June 21st – Movie World War Z in theatres, featuring The Killing‘s Mireille Enos as Brad Pitt’s wife.
  • Friday, June 21st – The Killing films season 3 finale at a house near Queens Park in New Westminster. Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman & Elias Koteas on set.
  • Friday, June 21st – The Province’s Alex Strachan interviews Hugh Dillon of The Killing and Continuum.
  • Thursday, June 20th – ABC Studios announces Once Upon a Time and Once Upon a Time in Wonderland casts and showrunners will be at ComicCon 2013 in San Diego on Saturday, July 20th. Read More »WEEK: June 17-23, 2013

UPFRONT: INTELLIGENCE With Josh Holloway as “The Six Billion Dollar Man” to Air in 2014 on CBS

Update: Production moves to Los Angeles to film the series. Pilot shot in Vancouver.

CBS dubbed its new filmed-in-Vancouver pilot Intelligence “The Six Billion Dollar Man” today, a play on the 1970s hit The Six Million Dollar Man about an American government agent Steve Austin (Lee Majors) with bionic parts. It’s an apt comparison.

Intelligence is about an American government agent Gabriel (Josh Holloway from Lost) with a super-computer microchip in his brain, one that makes him the smartest smart phone ever. Unfortunately this human with an ability to hack into anything is also reckless and unpredictable so the head of the government cyber-security agency Lillian Strand (Marg Helgenberger of CSI) assigns secret service agent Riley Neal (Meghan Ory from Once Upon a Time) to protect him from himself and others. 

Josh Holloway & Meghan Ory Credit: Chris Helcermanas-Benge © 2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.

Intelligence filmed its pilot in Vancouver for three weeks this spring. 

Read More »UPFRONT: INTELLIGENCE With Josh Holloway as “The Six Billion Dollar Man” to Air in 2014 on CBS

UPFRONT: ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND To Air Thursday Nights on ABC This Fall

Title Card @2013 American Broadcasting Corp.

Are you ready for a trip down the rabbit hole?

In a surprise move, ABC has scheduled the filmed-in-Vancouver Once Upon a Time in Wonderland on Thursday nights at 8 p.m. not as a bridge between batches of the mother show Once Upon a Time on Sunday nights.

So what’s the spinoff about? Apart from the giant mushrooms pictured above. Well, a “kickass Alice” for one thing.

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The trailer is quite a feat considering it’s based on just five scenes filmed in Vancouver.

SHOOT: Can Storybrooke (and Steveston) be Saved in ONCE UPON A TIME Season Finale?

“We need to blow Storybrooke off the map” – Tamara

Once Upon a Time filmed in Steveston for four full days for its season two finale — And Straight on ‘Til Morning. Easter Monday, April 1st, was Day Four with most of the main cast on set at the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery on the Steveston docks. With Storybrooke facing destruction, it looks like Regina/The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) is forced to team up with the Charmings (Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas & Jennifer Morrison) to stop the curse’s failsafe trigger from being activated. Do Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Lacey/Belle (Emilie de Ravin) join Team Charming as well? And is that a portal they’re circling on the docks? If so, where is Henry (Jared Gilmore)?

Evil Regals, Ugly Ducklings, Dearies and other fans waited on a walking/running/cycling path on the north side of the cannery buildings for their last chance to see the cast in season two. Few thought then that Steveston might lose Storybrooke altogether. A new For Lease sign on Mr. Gold Pawnbroker & Antiquities Dealer suggests it might, but Mr. Gold’s building is too small for the kind of sword fight scenes Once Upon a Time filmed in there so it would make sense to reconstruct that set in studio like Granny’s Diner. And as long as the Moncton Street merchant contracts remain unbroken there’s hope Storybrooke will survive in some form and Once Upon a Time will return to Steveston.

Related Day 3 – Bae & the Lost Boys on a Beach in Steveston’s Garry Point Park

Related: Day 2 – Charming Family & Grandpa Rumple in Steveston’s Kuno Garden

Related: Day 1 – Captain Hook on his Pirate Ship Set off the Steveston Docks

Read More »SHOOT: Can Storybrooke (and Steveston) be Saved in ONCE UPON A TIME Season Finale?

SHOOT: Goran Visnjic & Erin Moriarty Film RED WIDOW Finale at Guiness Tower

Update May 10, 2013 – ABC cancelled this limited series so last Sunday’s season finale is the series ender.

So it wasn’t Nicholae Schiller (Goran Visnjic) who made Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) a Red Widow by killing her husband. It was her cold, cruel, ruthless father who couldn’t stand the idea of losing his grandkids. But the grandkids don’t know that yet. And so young Natalie (Erin Moriarity) pulls a gun on Schiller as he’s leaving his office, filmed at the Guiness Tower in Vancouver’s Business District, in what turns out to be the final scene of the season finale.

What happens next? That depends on whether this limited series is renewed or not.

Read More »SHOOT: Goran Visnjic & Erin Moriarty Film RED WIDOW Finale at Guiness Tower

SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Robert Carlyle & Emilie de Ravin at The Rabbit Hole In Steveston for 2×20 – Updated

Update April 28 2013. Greg and Tamara hold Hook captive in the clock tower of the Storybrooke Library. To get Hook to help them with their plan they show him Rumplestiltskin is alive and happy coming out of The Rabbit Hole below. 

Once Upon a Time set up cameras on the roof of the Storybrooke Public Library in Steveston early this March to film a scene of  Mr. Gold  in a dark suit and Belle’s cursed self, barfly Lacey in a sequined blue, tight, short, backless dress, stumbling and weaving out of The Rabbit Hole pub, arms round one another. Is this after Mr. Gold beats and rips the tongue out of the Sheriff of Nottingham (Red Widow’s Wil Traval) cursed self Keith to Lacey’s delight? The same tongue which had just been shoved down her throat.

Mr. Gold and Lacey are definitely not RumBelle. More like The Dark One and the Tramp. But fun characters for Robert Carlyle and Emilie de Ravin to play.

Read More »SHOOT: ONCE UPON A TIME’s Robert Carlyle & Emilie de Ravin at The Rabbit Hole In Steveston for 2×20 – Updated

SHOOT: Robert Carlyle & Lana Parrilla Film ONCE UPON A TIME 2×19 in Steveston – Updated

Update: “You’re Henry’s grandfather.” – Regina to Rumple

Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) and the Evil Queen/Regina (Lana Parrilla) seem to be on friendlier terms in 2×19 Lacey despite Cora and Regina’s efforts to kill him in The Miller’s Daughter. Of course the actors are real friends with no hard feelings about who tried to kill whom. Once Upon a Time filmed a scene in late February of the two evilish characters walking and talking in the background of Rumple’s son Baelfire/Neal (Michael Raymond-James)’s play swordfight with his son Henry (Jared Gilmore) in Fisherman’s Park.

Related: Father-and-Son (Michael Raymond-James & Jared Gilmore)’s Play Swordfight in Steveston

Read More »SHOOT: Robert Carlyle & Lana Parrilla Film ONCE UPON A TIME 2×19 in Steveston – Updated