December 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm #308157
A Christmas present for fans of Canada’s best TV series and America’s best drama that you’re not watching, dropped today by Showcase Cable
Season 3 Teaser – “Destroy the Future”:January 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm #308159
Nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards (Canadian equivalent of the Emmys and Oscars) came out today, although you will not hear about it from Paul, as Orphan Black led with fourteen nominations, while Continuum got just three. Tatiana Maslany even scored an additional film nomination! Possibly also of interest to this forum is that Semi Chellas is picking up an honorary award.January 13, 2014 at 10:39 pm #308160
Eastern Canada bias. The top 2 votegetters at last June’s Leo nominations (Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Foundation of British Columbia) were Continuum and a CBC series called Arctic Air. Both filmed in BC. Between them, 30 nominations (16 Continuum, 14 Arctic Air). Today between them? 3. I’d say that’s a pretty naked, rip-roaring bias against western Canada TV productions, yes? Shows filmed in Toronto in particular got the most love (Rookie Blue’s 9 nominations as exhibit B). The Screenies press conference today only exposed just how stacked the deck is against Vancouver-based TV shows. Did the voters even watch Second Opinion or Second Time, the two best performances of Nichols’ career? And two of the best from this past season as a whole? No.January 13, 2014 at 11:04 pm #308161
Yeah, thedemonhog, you should be outraged!
Those shows from British Columbia are getting shafted.January 13, 2014 at 11:16 pm #308162
Even when you present people with facts, they scoff and laugh at them. I blame Faux News for this trend. Continuum got 2 nominations (Supporting Actress and Visual Effects), BTW. If you’re gonna rub stuff in, ‘hog, at least get the damn numbers *right*..January 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm #308163
Busy trying to find work and this got overlooked. The Season 2 blu-ray/DVD will be available March 25, and man, is it loaded with audio commentaries. Try 11 out of the 13 episode total, and a Behind the Scenes featurette:
Second Chances: Director/Executive Producer Pat Williams, Creator Simon Barry, Rachel Nichols
Split Second: Actor Victor Webster, Stunt Coordinator Kimani Ray Smith, VFX Supervisor Adam Stern
Second Skin and Second Truths: Co-Exec Producer Shelley Eriksen, Executive Story Editor Jonathan Walker
Second Opinion: Actors Brian Markinson and Jennifer Spence
Second Degree: Actors Erik Knudsen and Richard Harmon
Second Listen and Second Guessed: Actors Omari Newton and Luvia Petersen
Seconds: Director Mike Rohl, Erik Knudsen and Richard Harmon
Second Last: Director Amanda Tapping, actor Magda Apanowicz
Second Time: Pat Williams, Simon Barry, Rachel Nichols
January 22, 2014 at 5:49 pm #308164
Jesus Christ, eastern Canada bias? I do not know that I have ever heard of something so stupid. And way to miss their nomination for their online tie-ins.February 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm #308165
The official YouTube announcement of March 16 as the debut on Canada’s Showcase Cable: http://youtu.be/deXXi21tSAk
Look! A press release!
Showcase’s Canadian original
action-drama Continuum returns this March as announced today by
series stars Rachel Nichols and Victor Webster in a video released to
fans via @showcasedotca. The critically acclaimed drama, nominated
for three 2014 Canadian Screen Awards, stars Nichols as Kiera Cameron, a policewoman from 2077 who finds herself
trapped in present-day Vancouver. Featuring 13 hour-long episodes,
the third season of Continuum premieres on Sunday, March 16 at 9 p.m.
ET/PT exclusively on Showcase.
“Continuum is one of Showcase’s
biggest successes and it’s easy to see why,” said Barbara
Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “The
series features a strong ensemble cast, stellar writing and a plot
rich in mythology, suspense, politics and emotional drama. Beyond the
trappings of a futuristic action-drama, Continuum is also the story
of a woman burdened with the choice of saving the future or going
home to her family. We’re excited to bring another season of this
award-winning series to Showcase, where it will continue to captivate
new and returning fans.”
In season three, Kiera faces the immediate consequences of Alec Sadler’s shocking betrayal. Captured in the season
two finale by the Freelancers, a group fulfilling their self-assigned
task of collecting and incarcerating time travelers in order to
protect history’s timeline, Kiera must forge new alliances to escape,
while also contending with a newly strategic Liber8 organization and
a growing darkness in her police partner Carlos Fonnegra. Ultimately, Kiera is faced with
heart-wrenching decisions as she discovers that the world she came
from is not as it seemed.February 28, 2014 at 8:57 pm #308169
You may want to see what it’s like living in the west. Eastern bias this, eastern bias that, Toronto this, Montreal that. Sheesh. Then there’s Ontario vs Quebec, Maritime isolation, and to the far north, everywhere else is the “mainland”.
Gotta try to catch another eppy of Continuum….March 10, 2014 at 10:12 am #308170
This morning, Continuum was nominated for three Constellation Awards; they’ve been around for 7 years and honor sci-fi film and TV excellence. It’s Canada’s version of our Saturn Awards. They were nominated in:
Best Sci-Fi Series, where they will defend their title against Arrow, Defiance, Orphan Black and Supernatural.
Best Female Performance in a 2013 Science Fiction Television Episode; Rachel Nichols, defending champion, whose shattering, career-defining turn in the episode Second Opinion was selected, will try and fend off Amy Acker and Taraji P. Henson (Person of Interest, for God Mode and 2 Pi R, respectively), Trenna Keating (Defiance, The Bride Wore Black), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black, Variations Under Domestication), Billie Piper (Doctor Who’s The Day of the Doctor) and Felicia Day (Supernatural, Pac-Man).
Finally, Continuum will defend its Best Overall Science Fiction Film or Television Script crown (Second Time, season 2 finale written by Simon Barry) against:
The Almighty Johnsons (Mike In The Mirror, Michael Bennett & James Griffin)
Almost Human (pilot; J. H. Wyman)
Doctor Who: The Day Of The Doctor (Steven Moffat)
Gravity (Alfonso and Jonas Cuaron)
Orphan Black (Variations Under Domestication, Will Pascoe)
Supernatural (Sacrifice, Jeremy Carver)March 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm #308171
Canada will get to see Continuum’s return Sunday and the U.S. 3 weeks from tonight, but the first known review of the season 3 premiere is out, and completely spoiler-free:
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