Supernatural Fridays: Review: Supernatural: War of the Sons

By Paula R. Stiles

Dessertine, Rebecca and Reed, David. Supernatural: War of the Sons. London: Titan Books (August 31, 2010). 298pp. US $7.99/CAN $10.99/ UK 6.99. ISBN-13: 978-1848566019.

Sometime during the middle of season five (right after “My Bloody Valentine”), Sam and Dean are contacted by an angel named “Don” (yes, Don) who wants them to find a missing section of a Dead Sea Scroll called The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness. …

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Supernatural Fridays: Supernatural Scotland

By Paula R. Stiles

Sam and Dean Winchester, through their mother, Mary Campbell, are both half-Scot and descended from arguably the most powerful and populous clan in Scotland. If they ever traveled back there, they’d discover an entire country full of such dark and bloody folklore, it’s literally underfoot. Some of the MOTWs could even be human.

The Low Road
Most people think 19th-century “Loch Lomond” is a quaint and sappy Scottish tune, but if you know any …

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Supernatural Fridays: Recap and Review: Supernatural 6.01: Exile on Main St.

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahead]

Tagline: Dean Winchester has retired and is living as normal life as he can manage, what with knowing his brother Sam is dead and in Hell. Until one day, weird things start happening. And then Sam shows up.

Recap: Pretty good recap in black and white of the end of last season that reminds me of why “Swan Song” sucked. Hmm. This segues into Dean, in colour, waking up from a nightmare and in …

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Supernatural Fridays: Review: Supernatural Calendars 2011

By Paula R. Stiles

This year’s calendars came out a few weeks ago. As with the past two years, there are three of them: one for the Winchester Brothers, one for Dean and one for Sam. Individual calendars retail for $24.95 each, with deals for all three at $64.95 and one for just the Sam and Dean calendars at $45.95. They’re cheaper from Amazon (though in the end, you’re still dealing with TVmerch.com and shipping might be more expensive).…

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Supernatural Fridays: Supernatural: Darkness in New Zealand

By Amanda Spedding

Kia ora koutou. (Hello everyone.)

This week, the Winchesters are touring the beautiful islands of Aotearoa (Land of the Long White Cloud). Comprised of the North and South Islands, science explains New Zealand was formed by the shifting of tectonic plates, but in a country steeped in lore and ceremony, the traditional landowners, the “Maori”, assure us it was the great fisherman, Maui, who pulled the land from the sea (more about him soon).

Maori mythology …

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Supernatural Fridays: Monster Byte: The “Cryptozoological” Circus Rolls Into Town

By Paula R. Stiles

Innsmouth, MA – Fans of veteran series, Cryptozoological, about a group of rangers and maintenance workers struggling to patrol a state park full of supernatural creatures, can look forward to a change of venue for their beloved show. Now entering its sixth season, Cryptozoological spent the previous five years filming in and around nearby Arkham, but has now moved to Innsmouth for a more nautical run of stories. The new season takes the team to …

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Supernatural Fridays: Interview: Jennifer Aspen

Today, we sit down to chat with actress Jennifer Aspen, who appears in the upcoming Supernatural Jensen Ackles-directed episode, “Weekend at Bobby’s” (6.04), about her role as Marcy Ward, her work on Glee, her love of theatre and the show True Blood, and why Stephen King is her favourite author [some spoilage, obviously, ahead]. She’s currently on location filming a Lifetime movie of the week based on Garth Brooks’ song, “Unanswered Prayers”:

IFP: How did you get …

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Supernatural Fridays: Role-Playing Games and Talk Like a Pirate Day!

By Paula R. Stiles

Arrr, matey! International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19) is just around the corner!

Okay, so what does that have to do with Supernatural Fridays, aside from the fact that both Sam and Dean sound about that coherent when they’re drunk? Well, as you all may know, already, there’s a Supernatural RPG, as well as some companion books (Supernatural Adventures and Guide to the Hunted) and a free intro game, The Hunt

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Supernatural Fridays: Japan: a Guide to Horrors

By Harry Markov

With Supernatural: The Animation series to air in 2011, it would be a shame not to honor the mother of all things anime and freakish, the land of the Rising Sun, of geisha and those cherry blossom trees. While considerably alien, outlandish and even psychotic compared to what the Western world sees as horrifying, Japanese lore is one of the richest, oldest and documented to the fullest in the world. According to the Shinto religion, there are …

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Supernatural Fridays: Review: Supernatural Magazine, Issue #19

[some spoilers for season five]

Supernatural Magazine. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., 2010. Issue #19, September/October 2010. 100pp. US $9.99, CAN $11.99. ISSN: 1752-945X.

Another 100-page issue, this one’s a monster, albeit not with very many spoilers for season six (which were largely in Sera Gamble’s interview and those we’ve already covered in our Spoilers and Speculation column from 8/23/10). The reason why I’ve waited so long to review this is because of the large number of interviews of actors …

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Supernatural Fridays: Review: Supernatural: Original Television Soundtrack: Seasons 1-5 (2010)

By Paula R. Stiles

Supernatural: Original Television Soundtrack: Seasons 1-5. Watertower Music (September 7, 2010). Composers: Christopher Lennertz and Jay Gruska. $8.98 USD (CD or MP3).

I’ve got mixed thoughts about this one, though I don’t regret getting it, let alone reviewing it. Let me sum them up this way: there’s some very good and chilling incidental music here (18 tracks’ worth) – though anyone looking for the Classic Rock on the show’s score will need to go elsewhere …

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Supernatural Fridays: Interview: Michelle Harrison

Today on Supernatural Fridays, we sit down with Michelle Harrison, who played Dean’s sinister and very personal psychiatrist, Dr. Cartwright, in the episode “Sam, Interrupted”. Michelle talked with us about her Supernatural role as Dr. Cartwright; her new, Lovecraft-tinged film, Altitude; and her lead role as Kate on the CBC series, Wild Roses:

IFP: How did you get into acting?

MH: I was always really interested in theatre as a child. I spent a lot of time doing …

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