Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/18/16

This entry is part 15 of 22 in the series Spoilers 2016: Part 1

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This week, we have more news and spoilers about sci-fi series and Supernatural. You can access previous spoilers columns here.


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Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: EW has up an interview with executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen on the upcoming episode featuring the Secret Warriors.

American Gods: The show has cast actors Crispin Glover and Jonathon Tucker as Mr. World and Low-Key Lyesmith.

The Defenders: TV Line has up some spoilers for the new Netflix Marvel show.

Fear the Walking Dead: The show has been renewed for a third season.

The Flash: Teddy Sears has an interview up with EW on the backstory of Zoom.

Game of Thrones: EW has up an interview with actor Finn Jones. EW has up some teasers from the season opener’s preview screening last week. There’s also a new trailer out for the season. Reports are that HBO is considering an abbreviated seventh and eighth season with eight being its final one.

iZombie: EW has up an interview up with Rose McIver on the season finale. TV Line has up an interview with Malcolm Goodwin.

The Magicians: EW has up an interview with executive producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara on the cliffhangers in the season one finale. The Hollywood Reporter has one with the duo as well.

The Originals: TV Line has up a brief interview with executive producer Michael Narducci after last week’s episode.

Orphan Black: EW has up an interview with show creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson on the season premiere. TV Line has one up as well.

Outlander: TV Addict has up an interview with Caitriona Balfe on the new season. TV Line has up a video interview with actor Tobias Menzies.

Teen Wolf: Actress Arden Cho is leaving the show.

The Vampire Diaries: Actor Ian Somerholder is claiming that season eight will be the last. However, he has since retracted it.

Over at E!Online, the latest Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows 12 Monkeys, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Vampire Diaries, The Flash, Arrow, and Outlander.

At TV Line, the latest Matt’s Inside Line has spoilers on shows Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash, Arrow, and Grimm.


Supernatural (Wednesday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The show is on its last mini-hiatus of the season until next week. So far, for the next episode, “The Chitters” (11.19), we have a CW promo, official photos and an official synopsis for it.

This week’s episode is a repeat of “Beyond the Mat” (11.15).

Titles so far for the season are “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire” (11.01), “Form and Void” (11.02), “The Bad Seed” (11.03), “Baby” (11.04), “Thin Lizzie” (11.05), “Our Little World” (11.06), “Plush” (11.07), “Just My Imagination” (11.08), “O Brother Where Art Thou?” (11.09), “The Devil in the Details” (11.10), “The Sound of Silence” (now “Into the Mystic” 11.11), “Don’t You Forget About Me” (11.12), “Love Hurts” (11.13), “The Vessel” (11.14), “Beyond the Mat” (11.15), “Safe House” (11.16), “Red Meat” (11.17), “Hell’s Angel” (11.18), “The Chitters” (11.19), “Don’t Call Me Shurley” (11.20), “Untitled” (11.21), and “We Happy Few” (11.22), “Untitled Season Finale” (11.23).

The synopsis for 11.20 is up:

“Don’t Call Me Shurley” – (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

ROB BENEDICT RETURNS – Amara (guest star Emily Swallows) unleashes a dark fog on a small town, causing everyone to go mad. Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) realize this is a stronger version of the original black vein virus Amara previously unleashed. They team up with the sheriff to protect the town but their old remedy no longer works. Meanwhile, Chuck (Rob Benedict) returns with an interesting proposal. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson (#1120). Original airdate 5/4/2016.

There are set photos up from the season finale.

Season 11 starts in the UK on April 20 at 10pm on E4.

Last week’s repeat, “The Vessel,” got a 0.3/1 (which was actually higher than lead-in Arrow‘s demo) and 0.93 million in audience.


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8 Comments on “Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 04/18/16”

  1. evave2

    OK Supernatural just ran around to The Pilot (and first season) on TNT.

    I always thought it was the change from Season 9 (Dean all messed up from the beating he got from Metatron and stabbed and then comes back from the dead) to Season 1 was the change (and it is the kind of change that happens in life, like watching everybody they love die) but now I have been told that the difference is the kind of film used, that the film process from 2005 to say 2007 was much more expensive but also much deeper than the film process used now.

    Boy, is it different. Changes the whole look of the show.

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      Hmm, I very much doubt that the grainy cinematography was more expensive than what they use now. They’ve just kept up with the advancements in lensing and photography, really. They did switch to video at one point, but so did everyone in the industry. In fact, I think one of the reasons they kept everything dark was to hide the limitations of their equipment and special effects at that time.

      1. evave2

        I had not thought of that. I just thought it made the leads look more ‘romantic’ and totally made them glow (for me).

        Golly the pretty of the first season astounds me. Even with every scene in a dark basement at midnight, their skin glows.

  2. evave2

    OK just watched Skin and I got a Paula-question. In the beginning of the series you noted that Jared and Jensen were supposedly using ‘krav naga’ or ‘krav maga’ Israeli defense fighting. I noticed that when Sam was fighting he always raised his hands in a particular way. But then I read that Kripke decided he wanted a more ‘street’ style of defense so they went to roundhouse straight-ahead type fighting.

    When did they switch fighting styles (if you know)?

    I watched the fight scene numerous times just because it was so good. And I ‘think’ it was the best Sam-Dean fight in the whole series. And I thought about how hard it must be to film. (I remember the fight scene from First Born — Dean vs Abaddon’s demons — and they said it took like 20hr or something to film.) Because you ‘see’ Sam and Dean but I assume it was stunt doubles breaking the book case or the glass coffee table. It was interesting because Dean had a straight-ahead style and Sam was more stand up and defend. I found that very interesting. There are some videos of krav naga (?) style on youtube.com and it looks so fast, you don’t know what happened if you were fighting the ‘master’ krav naga because it is just ‘over’ and it is the fastest fighting style I have ever seen. No set up, no pose, just BOOM.

    1. Paula R. Stiles

      As I recall, the discussion about the Krav Maga choreography is in the season one companion. Kripke’s decision to go more roadhouse is, I believe, in an interview he did with Supernatural Magazine.

      “First Born” took eight hours to shoot. This appears to be the standard time for fight scenes as that time frame was cited for the “Reichenbach” fight, too.

      I think the fight scene in Sam’s house in the Pilot is all Padalecki and Ackles. I think it’s meant to establish that 1. Sam has some hidden skills and 2. they’re a bit rusty. I think there’s an inadvertent subtext that Dean is a *much* better fighter than Sam that Kripke didn’t intend. Sam’s taken aback by being faced with an opponent who has his skill set, though holding up pretty well, but Dean is clearly just playing with him.

      The fight in “Skin” is the one with the bookshelf and the coffee table. Those two stunts were done with doubles (though I believe Ackles was on his side of the bookcase throw). The rest is Padalecki and Ackles. Originally, they were going to use stunt doubles more, but the two actors were up for it, and it was working so well, that they didn’t. As such, the scene retains a lot of the energy and momentum that is lost when you constantly insert a stunt double.

  3. evave2

    Paula, I hope you are ok.

    And what the hooey is going on with re to NO sneak peaks? Are these done by the show or the network? I am getting very aggravated about this.

  4. evave2

    Liked the episode a whole bunch. Liked Cesar and Jesse.

    Dean is so funny, he doesn’t want anybody to be a Hunter.

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