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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Do electric eels still work? Aaron explains his theories on the Blackout

Aaron's Journal Entry - Blackout theories

Aaron's Journal Entry


   I'm more exhausted than I've ever been, but I can't sleep. Ben Matheson was one of my best friends. Kind of my only friend, considering the rest are probably dead or concubines to the warlords of Silicon Valley. Ben was the kind of guy you'd walk a thousand miles for, if he asked. I just never thought he'd really ask. But here I am. Chafed and sore, trying to repay Ben's - I almost wrote kindness, but it wasn't that. It was humanity. He still acted like a human, even after everything. And the human thing to do is help get Danny back, no matter the blisters and risk of personal dismemberment. I have plenty of time to think while marching across the continent, and my mind keeps getting caught on one nagging question, so answer me this one, universe - and I'm being totally serious, I want an answer: Do electric eels still work?

   Look, no one's gonna argue that the world didn't go totally bugnuts the night of the Blackout. Things that should work, now they just... don't. Planes fell from the sky, toasters stopped toasting, and the Internet... maybe the greatest invention in human history, it was snuffed out like a big, porn-filled candle. And if it was because of an EMP, some kind of terrorist attack, well, the next day, we would have started to rebuild. But that's not how it went. Something fundamental changed. Physics changed. Electricity doesn't flow down a wire the way it used to, and that just can't be, because by those rules, we should all be dead. No electricity means no impulses from your brain to your heart telling it to beat. Or from your feet to your brain, telling it that you're sick of walking 20-some miles every day. And lightning - lightning still works, we've all seen it. I don't know how to explain the things that shouldn't work, but still do.

   Which brings me back to the damn electric eel. I feel ridiculous to even speculate on this, but I have to know - if the electricity inside a human body still works, if there's something inherently different about organic, flesh and blood energy (Electrons versus ions? Something about the electrolytes?), then what's to stop us from grabbing a school of electric eels and hooking them up to a light bulb? Besides, you know, the electrocution. I can't be the first person to have thought of this. Actually, you don't see that many scientific, analytical minds still standing after the Blackout, so maybe I am the first person to think of this. That's not depressing at all.

   Once we find Danny (if we find Danny) then I'll solve this mystery once and for all. Or I'll just take a long nap.

Source: NBC

Paleyfest to Live Stream Revolution's Event

Those not in attendance at PaleyFest 2013 will be able to watch the majority of its panels streamed live online, The Paley Center For Media announced today. Presentations of NBC’s Revolution, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, HBO’s The Newsroom, NBC’s Community, NBC’s The New Normal, NBC’s Parenthood, Fox’s The Mindy Project, ABC’s Nashville, The CW’s Arrow, TNT’s Dallas, Fox’s New Girl, CBS’s 2 Broke Girls and FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum‘s closing night panel will be available for viewing as they happen via LiveStream for the second year in a row. Selected clips will debut the day after each panel on Hulu and Hulu Plus. The 30th edition of the TV festival will also offer a pre-recorded screening of its Walking Dead opening night panel in theaters on March 7 and an in-theater live stream of its Big Bang Theory panel on March 13, both via Fathom Events. PaleyFest 2013 takes place March 1-15 at the Saban Theatre.

Here’s the full live-streaming schedule of events:

* Saturday, March 2: Revolution (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Sunday, March 3: Once Upon A Time (Live streaming begins at 1:30 PT / 4:30 ET)
* Sunday, March 3: The Newsroom (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Tuesday, March 5: Community (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Wednesday, March 6: The New Normal (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Thursday, March 7: Parenthood (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Friday, March 8: The Mindy Project (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Saturday, March 9: Nashville (Live streaming begins at 1:30 PT / 4:30 ET)
* Saturday, March 9: Arrow (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Sunday, March 10: Dallas (Live streaming begins at 1:30 PT / 4:30 ET)
* Monday, March 11: New Girl (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Thursday, March 14: 2 Broke Girls (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)
* Friday, March 15: Closing Night Presentation: American Horror Story: Asylum (Live streaming begins at 7:30 PT / 10:30 ET)

Coffee Break in the set of Revolution

This pics are from february 5th in the set of Revolution. Cast and crew taking a coffee break at Courthouse Coffee.

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes - Elizabeth Mitchell and Jon Cassar

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New Pictures from the set of Revolution

Pictures from the set of Revolution, currently filming the second half of season 1. Revolution returns March 25! Thanks to Fans of David Lyons for the pictures.



Monday, February 25, 2013

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 6

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 6: "Wheatley's Letters: Sept 15th and Nov 19th"
Wheatley lays out his nefarious plan for Miles.
(If you can't watch it from your country, try with NBC website)

Revolution Live-Action Webseries - Episode 1

NBC’s latest Revolution webseries is here — and it’s a doozy.

As we previously reported, the live-action webisodes find Gen. Monroe (David Lyons) sending Capt. Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) on a mission to kill Miles (Billy Burke), after his former friend tries to assassinate him. And Monroe means business.

Take a look at the first installment below; not a bad way to kill the time before the show’s return on March 25.

Revolution Live-Action Webseries "Enemies of the State" - Episode 1: I want their blood on my floor


Revolution Webseries:


Source: EW

Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Trailer for Revolution's Return on March 25

Shocking new trailer for Revolution's return on March 25. It might contain some spoilers, so you are warned.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Revolution Prequel: A live-action webseries starring Giancarlo Esposito (Capt. Neville)

Revolution prequel about Capt. Neville
   Revolution will continue its exciting freshman season March 25 on NBC, but while fans wait, an upcoming live-action webseries will satisfy their need for another piece of the puzzle.

   In this webseries, premiering Feb. 25 on NBC.com, we flashback to 11 years after the blackout and the night Miles (Billy Burke) first tried to assassinate Gen. Monroe (David Lyons). The story will follow Capt. Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) on a mission to hunt down and kill and those who had a hand in the attempt to assassinate Monroe. While on his journey, however, Neville will apparently stumble “upon an even greater conspiracy that could change the course of the Republic forever,” according to a description.

Esposito and Lyons will star in the five-episode webseries.

And here’s one more tease — an exclusive page from the first webisode script (Click image for larger version):

Revolution webseries script

Source: EW

Monday, February 18, 2013

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 5

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 5: "Wheatley's Letters: May 23rd"
The forgotten Militia operative recalls the day the power went off.
(If you can't watch it from your country, try with NBC website)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Revolution to film in Chadbourn, NC next week

Revolution to film in Chadbourn, NC

CHADBOURN, NC (WECT) – If you’re a Chadbourn resident and you hear what sounds like gunfire next week, don’t be alarmed -- NBC’s TV series Revolution will be back in Chadbourn to film Feb. 21 and 22, according to a flyer Revolution officials are giving residents.

For filming, gunfire and special effects involving fires and explosions will take place.

Filming will take place in the following locations:

  • The 100 block of N. Brown Street downtown
  • The intersection of N. Brown and Railroad Avenue
  • The 100 block of E. 1st Avenue off of N. Brown Street
  • The 100 block of S. Pine Street

Crew and equipment will be parked in lots on First and Second streets during filming, and traffic will be detoured in the area of the 100 block of N. Brown Street and Railroad Avenue.

Source: WECT

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Revolution reveals new Poster for its Return!

Revolution is coming back next month and NBC is launching a new teaser poster. Here’s the Revolution gang walking — of course they’re walking! — against a new desolate backdrop. Oh, and there’s General Monroe and Captain Tom Neville in the clouds hovering menacingly over the heroes, like in the style of certain illustrated 1980s action movie posters. Plus there’s a couple new photos from the first episode back, which airs Monday, March 25. Check them out below! (Click for full size)

Revolution Poster - Take Back the Power



Source: EW

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Revolution among deadliest shows on television

   The Walking Dead may be the deadliest show on TV, according to Funeralwise.com, but NBC's Revolution isn't too far behind.

   Funeralwise.com looked at the body count on 40 television series during the fall 2012 season for it's second annual "TV Body Count Study." Revolution had a grand total of 86 deaths, falling behind Strike Back with 208 and The Walking Dead with a total of 304. According to Funeralwise.com, the study found guns were the weapon of choice of most shows, making up 44 percent of the fatalities in the study. Knives were next on the list, making up 19 percent of the deaths.

This is the article published by Funeralwise.com:

Popular culture - for our purposes, TV Series - have ways of getting and holding our attention. It's ok to admit that you talk about characters on TV as though they are real people. You relate to them and their stories. You become involved in their lives. But do you grieve for them if they die on screen? How do you feel when you see death on TV? Does it elicit an emotional response or are you immune to it because it's just make believe? Does it matter if the dead is a human being or a zombie? Do you notice if the dead are mostly men or women? Do you take note of how they die? Does death on TV make you think about your own mortality? Does violent death on TV contribute to violence in our society?

This study cannot answer all these questions but it does analyze the prevalence and nature of death on television. It seeks to provide a framework for exploring how death portrayals in a popular entertainment medium such as television affects our view of death in the real world. We did this follow-up study (to our Fall 2011 Study) to expand our analysis and continue the discussion.

You'll find some intriguing facts about Death on TV here in our findings and learn what we took away from all this in our conclusion. First up, our key findings from analyzing 40 TV Series and a total of 320 episodes on broadcast and cable networks:

Key Findings

  • The deadliest show was the AMC Series The Walking Dead, with an average of 38 dead bodies per episode and representing 20% of all the dead bodies counted in the study. Of the dead bodies seen in The Walking Dead, 91% were zombies.
  • The CINEMAX series Strike Back was the second deadliest show with an average of 26 deaths per episode followed by NBC’s Revolution averaging nearly 11 dead bodies per episode. All the dead bodies were humans in these shows.
  • Guns were the deadliest weapon. Gunshot victims comprised 44% of all deaths observed in the study. The next closest identifiable cause of death was knife/blade which accounted for 19% of deaths.
  • The Undead face different hazards. The primary cause of death differed for humans and non-humans (zombies, vampires, etc.). Humans died most frequently (52% of the time) from gunshots while for non-human victims the most frequent cause was knife, blade, arrow or various other means.
  • Men were hit the hardest. Males represented 86% of the dead bodies observed in the study. While females experienced much fewer onscreen deaths, they were most likely to be killed by means other than a gun, including beatings and strangulation.
  • Portrayals of death on TV appear to be on the rise. The 40 TV series included in the study, in total, averaged nearly 5 dead bodies per episode. This was a 12% increase over the body count results from the previous study conducted earlier in the year.
  • All the shows studied were deadly but a few took it to another level. The top 3 shows had 598 dead bodies or 40% of the total bodies counted. They averaged 25 bodies per episode. While not at that level, the remaining 37 shows still averaged over 3 dead bodies per episode.
  • Action/adventure shows were the deadliest averaging nearly 15 dead bodies per episode, followed by science fiction/fantasy shows averaging almost 10 dead bodies per episode. Crime/courtroom dramas averaged less than 3 dead bodies per episode.
  • The dead are rarely mourned, and there are few funerals on TV. This study observed 11 funerals. This is up slightly over the 8 that were seen in the previous study.

David Lyons interview about Monroe, Revolution and his new movie Safe Heaven

David Lyons in Revolution as Monroe

   “Revolution” isn’t back until next month, but CraveOnline had an opportunity to interview David Lyons last week.

   Lyons plays Sebastian “Bass” Monroe, the leader of the so-called Monroe Republic. He also costars in the new romantic movie Safe Haven, based on the Nicholas Sparks novel starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel.

   During his rounds of Safe Haven, we were able to speak with Lyons by phone and talk about his new movie, his hit TV show, and the short-lived superhero series, “The Cape” as well as his unseen show, “Day One.”


CraveOnline: Since you are not Josh Duhamel, should we assume that you don’t get the girl in Safe Haven?

David Lyons: [Laughs] Yes. You should assume that. I think anyone who’s standing next to Josh Duhamel should assume that.

CraveOnline: Is that a fun part to play in the love triangle though?

David Lyons: It is. It’s always fun to play the fifth wheel, the one that’s not as wanted as others, but it was great. And given that I was playing that triangle with those two, who are just the most lovely people kicking around, it was great. It was fantastic.

CraveOnline: What does it mean to you to have a romance coming out on Valentine’s Day?

David Lyons: Unfortunately, if I was to take a valentine to this movie on Valentine’s Day, I don’t think it would bode well for me. But, I think it’s a great time for it and this film is a great film for valentines. It is the perfect film for Valentine’s Day. They were always intending to bring it out around this time and I’m very glad that they did because it suits the emotional landscape very, very well.

CraveOnline: What are some of those great Nicholas Sparks themes that Safe Haven deals with?

David Lyons: Well, it’s about the redemptive and restorative aspect of love. That’s a common theme through all of Nicolas’s work and such a beautiful theme. It is about two people learning to love, or learning to love and trust.

   I think that both have had a past in which they’ve been hurt, like we all have. They kind of learn to open up to each other. I think in terms of what scenes there are that demonstrate that, you’ve got to go and see the film I guess. The essence of it is about a woman learning to love again, despite the fact that she’s had a pretty dark past.

CraveOnline: When did you shoot Safe Haven in relation to “Revolution?”

David Lyons: I had shot the pilot of “Revolution” and we were waiting to start filming, so I shot the first episode of “Revolution” and we had a three month hiatus. I shot it in that time and then we were actually shooting in Southport, N.C. and “Revolution” works in Wilmington, N.C. It’s about 40 minutes away. It was a very serendipitous scenario.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 4

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 4: "Wheatley's Letters: March 3rd"
Feigning patriotism, Wheatley earns a promotion from the Rebels.
(If you can't watch it from your country, try with NBC website)

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Meet Daniella Alonso

Daniella Alonso - Revolution

Biography


   New York native Daniella Alonso stars as Nora, a rebel fighter battling against the militia in NBC's "Revolution." She recently guest starred in recurring roles on "Rizzoli & Isles" and "Covert Affairs." She also starred as Brenda Serrano in the 2010 ABC drama series "My Generation," created and written by Noah Hawley ("Bones").

   When Alonso was a child, she always knew she wanted to be an actress simply because she wanted to make people feel the way a good movie made her feel: happy, sad, excited. Unfortunately, since no one in her family was in the arts, she had to wait until she was eighteen to pursue her dream. Discovered by the Ford Modeling Agency, she began booking jobs for teen magazines like Seventeen, YM and Teen, which led to her booking commercials for Clairol, Cover Girl, Clean and Clear, Kmart, Target, Footlocker, Volkswagen and more. In fact, she has done over 30 national commercials and approximately 20-plus Spanish market advertisements as well.

   An American actress of Puerto Rican and Peruvian origins, Alonso also starred as Carlotta on NBC's critically acclaimed television series "Friday Night Lights," but she is best known for her role as Anna Taggaro on the popular CW series "One Tree Hill." Before that, she portrayed Pilar Domingo in the daytime drama "As the World Turns." On the silver screen, Alonso, who made her debut in 1997's "Academy Boyz," has had roles in Martin Lawrence's "Black Knight," the 2003 Official Sundance Dramatic Selection "Rhythm of the Saints," "The Last Romantic," "All You've Got," Snoop Dogg's "Hood of Horror," and "The Hills Have Eyes II," written by Wes Craven. She can also be seen in "The Collector."

   An avid animal lover who supports PETA, Alonso also practices karate, holding a fourth level green belt. She was named one of Maxim's Hot 100 in 2006.

Read the latest interview of Daniella Alonso for Bello Magazine.

Daniella Alonso Photo Gallery


Daniella Alonso - Revolution

Daniella Alonso - Revolution

Daniella Alonso Interview with Bello Magazine

Daniella Alonso Revolution - Fashion cover Bello Magazine
   The beautiful Daniella Alonso is in the new Fashion cover of Bello Magazine #43. Besides her stylish photos where she is more beautiful than ever, Daniela talks about her personal life and her role in "Revolution".

   Does Daniella Alonso look like someone who would geek out over fantasy football…and five inch heels? This New York City beauty (born and raised) is full of surprises. Not only does she have a successful modeling career under her belt, she also has a green belt in karate. And it looks like those ass-kicking skills are coming in handy during the inaugural run of NBC’s hit action series, “Revolution,” in which she plays Nora, a rebel with a penchant for explosives. We recently asked Daniella a few questions to out why she would place her grandmother and Kate Moss in the same category…

Revolution unleashes World War 3 - Interview with Giancarlo Esposito and Tracy Spiridakos

   Revolution star Giancarlo Esposito knows a thing or two about playing a bad guy — just ask any Breaking Bad fan. PopSugarTV chatted with the actor on the red carpet at the People's Choice Awards. He talked about why he likes playing characters that viewers love to hate. Giancarlo also talked about what we can expect from the future of Revolution — check it out!

   Tracy Spiridakos talked about the amazing fan reaction to the show so far, the hardest thing she's had to encounter on set, and what's next on the series. Hint: it's going to live up to its title!

   Also Giancarlo Esposito gives EURnews an exclusive scoop on what’s in store when the series returns on March 25.




Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Meet Graham Rogers

Graham Rogers Revolution

Bio


   Graham Rogers is an actor from West Chester, Pennsylvania. In Struck By Lightning, he plays the flamboyant Scott Thomas of Clover High’s drama department.

   Rogers moved to Los Angeles when he was eighteen. Once in LA, he began pursuing acting and taking acting classes. He is currently best known for delivering the line “Can I get a hot tub?” in a popular State Farm commercial. He also had a guest appearance on Memphis Beat (2011).

   In 2012, in addition to his role in Struck By Lightning, Rogers was co-star in the film Long Time Gone. He has also been cast as Danny Matheson in the NBC drama Revolution (2012), which is produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by Jon Favreau.

Read more about Graham Rogers as Danny Matheson in Revolution.

Graham Rogers Photo Gallery


Graham Rogers Struck by Lightning

Graham Rogers Revolution

West Wing's Timothy Busfield to guest star on Revolution

Timothy Busfield Revolution West Wing
   Emmy-winning TV actor Timothy Busfield is entering the Monroe Republic. Or perhaps the Georgia Federation? One of those.

   The West Wing, Studio 60 and Thirtysomething actor has landed a guest spot on NBC’s Revolution.

   Busfield will play Dr. Ethan Camp, a “brilliant doctor protecting a devastating secret.” He joins another familiar TV name guest-starring in the second half the of the season, Leslie Hope, who was previously announced as playing President Foster — the tough, seasoned leader of the Monroe Republic rival The Georgia Federation.

Source: EW

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 3

Revolution Animated Webisodes - Episode 3: "Wheatley's Letters: October 15th"
Has Wheatley been turned or did the Militia mess up?
(If you can't watch it from your country, try with NBC website)

Monday, February 4, 2013

NBC's Revolution Takes Advantage of Super Bowl Blackout

Superbowl blackout Revolution

   The Super Bowl may have been broadcast on CBS, but it was NBC that took full advantage when New Orleans' Louisiana Superdome suddenly lost power.

   Less than two minutes had elapsed in the third quarter of the Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49ers game before parts of the stadium unexpectedly lost power. Soon thereafter, viewers turned to Twitter to voice their conspiracy theories on what had just happened. One of them concerned NBC's high-profile post-apocalyptic drama Revolution, set in a world without electricity.

   It was perfect timing.

   "Just a taste of what’s to come on March 25. #LightsOut #Revolution," said a tweet from the official Twitter account for Revolution sent out at 6:45 p.m. PST on Sunday, about an hour after power was first lost.

   Ten minutes later, another tweet was sent out with a link to an image of a necklace crucial to unlocking the Revolution mystery: "If only the stadium had one of these... #RevolutionMarch25." The same image was also pushed through on Revolution's Facebook page.
Revolution blackout response

   Television heavyweights had some fun taking swipes at what would end up being a 34-minute delay of the game, which the Ravens ultimately won after the 49ers staged a comeback post-blackout.

   Late Night With Jimmy Fallon producer Mike Shoemaker wrote on Twitter: "This is just like 'Revolution.' I wonder when the vines start growing." Former Walking Dead showrunner Glenn Mazzara quipped: "Is this the beginning of the apocalypse? Or a lame stunt promoting Revolution?" The Vampire Diaries' Julie Plec joined in on the commentary, tweeting, "NBC and JJ Abrams just 'Revolution' photobombed the Superbowl."

   On a grand stage like the Super Bowl, any mention or tie-in could potentially prove beneficial when NBC's Revolution returns March 25 following a four-month hiatus.

Source: THR

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Revolution on People's Choice Awards 2013

Pictures from: 2013 People's Choice Awards, Revolution. Giancarlo Esposito, JD Pardo, Tracy Spiridakos.

People's Choice Awards, Revolution. Tracy Spiridakos

People's Choice Awards, Revolution. Esposito, Pardo, Spiridakos

People's Choice Awards, Revolution. Esposito, Pardo, Spiridakos

People's Choice Awards, Revolution. Esposito, Pardo, Spiridakos

Revolution Winter TCA Tour 2013

Pictures from: 2013 Winter TCA Tour, Revolution. Billy Burke, David Lyons, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Kripke, Giancarlo Esposito, J.J. Abrams, JD Pardo, Tracy Spiridakos.

2013 TCA Tour, Revolution. Billy Burke

2013 TCA Tour, Revolution. Billy Burke

2013 TCA Tour, Revolution. Burke, Mitchell, Lyons

2013 TCA Tour, Revolution. NBC show cast

Friday, February 1, 2013

In Deep with Director J.J. Abrams

JJ Abrams: “We do live in a world where the unbelievable is very possible”

J.J. Abrams, director and producer
   Combined, his proven intelligence, genuine compassion, and innate curiosity of infinite and mysterious possibilities have made him one of our greatest storytellers. Born in New York and raised in Los Angeles, JJ, born Jeffery Jacob Abrams, has vigorously propelled his way to the top of high-tech, action-packed, entertainment. From sixteen years old, to now, JJ has gone on to create, write, direct, produce, and compose music for television series and films that lifts you up in some sort of emotional epiphany, throws every preconception to the ground, entertains, and above all, reminds you of what is possible. Some of which have been: Felicity, Lost, Alias, Fringe, Mission Impossible, Star Trek, and Super 8.

   From a brave and dedicated kid with a dream, to now CEO of his own Production Company, working alongside his childhood hero, and father of three, ruled with grace and humility, he is easily one of my favorite people; a friend that everyone deserves.