Whispers, Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 07/20/15


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


Last Week in Innsmouth

You can still catch last week’s Whispers, Spoilers and Speculation Corner here, as well as Orrin Grey’s latest Vault of Secrets, a tribute to the late, great Christopher Lee via a review of the film, Horror Express.


Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

The official BBC America YouTube channel put up the full Comic-Con panel on their channel!

I09 has up an interview with Peter Capaldi from Comic-Con, where he discusses the Doctor’s guilt over the Daleks and his changing attitudes within this regeneration.

The Official BBC site has up a rundown of the things we learned from Comic-Con.

USA Today has up some quotes from Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on their Comic-Con experience.


Sci-fi Spoilerpalooza
By Heather S. Vina

12 Monkeys: Spoiler TV has up some Comic-Con interviews up with the cast.

The 100: IGN has video interviews with the cast at Comic-Con.

Agent Carter: TV Line has up their Comic-Con interviews with Hayley Atwell and James D’Arcy. Spoiler TV has up their video interviews with the cast at Comic-Con. Hayley Atwell told i09 at Comic-Con that Peggy is ready to get over Steve. There’s an adorable little Dubsmash battle that has been brewing between the two Agent shows and EW has a rundown of it, with appropriate links!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: IGN has up their Comic-Con interviews with Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain de Caestecker. They also have one up with Ming Na Wen. I09 has up their interviews with the cast at Comic-Con. TV Line has up their video interview with the cast at Comic-Con. Spoiler TV has up their video interviews with the cast at Comic-Con.

American Horror Story: The Hollywood Reporter has up a report of the Comic-Con panel.

Arrow: David Ramsey gave an interview to Comic Book.com about Diggle’s costume. IGN has up cast interviews from Comic-Con. The show has cast the characters of Mr. Terrific and Anarky. According to Marc Guggenheim, there’s still a chance that Constantine could appear.

Continuum: The show has a trailer out for season four.

Dark Matter: The full Comic-Con panel is up on YouTube. TV Goodness has up some cast interviews from Comic-Con, as well.

Game of Thrones: Actor Isaac Hempstead Wright told the Irish Examiner that he would be returning to the show as Bran Stark in season six, after being absent for all of season five.

Gotham: IGN has up video interviews with the cast at Comic-Con.

Grimm: TV Line has up their cast interview from Comic-Con.

Heroes Reborn: IGN has up their interview with Zachary Levi at Comic-Con. TV Line has up an interview from Comic-Con with Tim Kring.

The Flash: IGN has up some Comic-Con interviews with the cast. The show has cast WWE actor Adam “the Edge” Copeland as the Atom Smasher.

From Dusk Til Dawn: I09 has up the newly released official photos for season two, as well as the new trailer.

iZombie: SpoilerTV has up Comic-Con interviews with Rose McIver and Rob Thomas.

Legends of Tomorrow: IGN has up some Comic-Con interviews with the cast.

The Magicians: The show released a clip of the show at Comic-Con that is now up on YouTube.

Minority Report: Spoiler TV has up some interviews with the cast and producers from Comic-Con. IGN has up their interviews with the cast at Comic-Con.

Once Upon A Time: EW has an article up about Emma’s descent into darkness. Variety has up an article detailing everything learned from Comic-Con. E!Online has up their cast interviews from Comic-Con.

The Originals: TV Line has up their interviews with the cast and crew from Comic-Con.

Orphan Black: TV Line has up their interview with the cast from Comic-Con.

Sleepy Hollow: It’s been announced that Fox is going to try to crossover the supernatural show with medical/crime drama Bones. No word yet on how that will work! The show has cast actress Nikki Reed as historical figure Besty Ross for season three. She will be a series regular.

Supergirl: The show is planning on introducing Lucy Lane, sister of Lois Lane and, in the show, the ex girlfriend of Jimmy Olsen. I09 has up their interview with the crew and cast at Comic-Con.

Under the Dome: Spoiler TV has up their interviews with the cast at Comic-Con.

The Vampire Diaries: The show has cast “a trio of female heretics” who are destined to cause problems for the town.

The X-Files: FOX has released a new 15-second teaser for the show, with actual scenes!!

The Walking Dead: IGN has up their cast interviews from Comic-Con.

EW’s Spoiler Room has spoilers on shows Once Upon a Time, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Wayward Pines, The Flash/Legends of Tomorrow, iZombie, and Arrow.

E! Online’s Spoiler Chat has spoilers on shows The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Arrow.


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

The season is over, so no new episodes until October 7 (Yes, the dreaded Hellatus is upon us). But we still have repeats. This week, the repeat is “The Things We Left Behind.”

Spoilers continue to trickle out from Comic-Con and press room interviews. Andrew Dabb discussed the Darkness and talked a bit about the season’s fourth episode, “Baby,” in which Robbie Thompson gives us an episode from the Impala’s POV, which takes place entirely in the car. That sounds “Bitten” levels of awful, but since it’s been a long time since this show has done a good fourth episode of the season (usually thanks to Thompson’s weird taste in subject matter) … oh, well.

Dabb also basically confirmed that no, the brothers won’t be getting along famously and that Crowley will still be alive in his first episode of the season (11.02). He also teased a storyline for Sam that sounds pretty dire and not capitalizing at all on the story potential of Sam’s major responsibility for releasing the Darkness and making Rowena the most powerful witch in the world.

Some fans are currently singing Dabb’s praises as the savior of Supernatural. Guess they forgot about “Bloodlines” awful quick. Dabb’s improved over the years, but he can still write some ugly, derivative crap when the mood hits.

Jeremy Carver also talks about the Darkness and the return of long-gone characters. Jensen Ackles talks about Dean having “premonitions” in the first four episodes and speculates that the Mark gives Dean a connection to the Darkness. He also very vaguely hints that the episode he directed is mytharc not an MOTW. Jared Padalecki talks about how the Darkness is “pre-biblical,” and Sam is trying to research it and “fix it.” He talks about Sam having “dreams or visions of a higher power.” Well, we all know how that always works out for gullible Sam. He also talks about 10.04.

Misha Collins talks about Castiel still suffering from the attack spell that Rowena put on him, as well as his latest GISHWHES project.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is once again making noises about wanting to return to the show, but his latest stipulation is that he wants to do it when Jensen Ackles is directing. Since Ackles just wrapped his episode for the season, that probably means we won’t see John, at least as played by JDM, before season 12.

Filming for the season premiere has begun. Predictably, Robert Singer is directing it.

The repeat of “Hibbing 911” stayed flat at a 0.3/1 in demo and dropped slightly to 0.91 million in audience.


We’ll be back next week with more news, spoilers and blatantly unabashed self-promotion. Stay tuned and check out our reviews of Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Event, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural.


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About Paula R. Stiles

Paula is not at all paranoid about government conspiracies after six years in EMS, two years in Africa for the Peace Corps, a few summers with the Park Service, and ten years studying the Knights Templar. She's seen governments in action. They couldn't cover up a toy picnic table, let alone evidence of alien visitation. Writes about science for fun, history for money, and zombies for the company. You can read her sober-as-a-judge book about Templars in medieval Spain, Templar Convivencia, on Amazon. You can find her homepage at: http://thesnowleopard.net.

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