Hopefully starting a trend for 2015 of uninterrupted weekly episodes we have, in fact, a brand new episode of The Flickcast for your listening pleasure. Not that we’re counting, but so far that’s two in a row for the new year. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Turning to more important matters, on this week’s show Chris and Joe cover many new and recurring topics, as is usually the case. Some of these include the recent Oscar nominations and “controversy”, the rumored new X-Files TV series, the latest Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, the “mess” that is the upcoming Fantastic Four movie, more on the new Twin Peaks TV series, 24 potentially without Jack Bauer, Zachary Levi starring in the Heroes reboot and a whole lot more. Yep, more.
Picks this week include Chris’ pick of the new Amazon pilot Mad Dogs, created by Shawn Ryan of The Shield and The Unit, and Joe’s pick of the new Syfy TV series 12 Monkeys, based on the film by Terry Gilliam.
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Easily one of the best parts of the original Thor movie was the Warriors Three and Sif coming down to earth looking for Thor. This was the first time we really got to see serious juxtaposition between the Asgardian characters and the mere mortals on earth. Also Sif is a babe.
Unfortunately news has come out of the Hollywood Reporter that one of the fabled Warriors Three is getting recast:
Marvel Studios is targeting Zachary Levi to join the cast of Thor 2. He would replace Josh Dallas in the film. Dallas played Fandral, one of the Warriors Three in Thor, but is bowing out of the sequel to the 2011 hit movie due to his commitments to the ABC show Once Upon a Time.
Now Zach Levi is a geek favorite and a more than competent choice for the role, but Josh Dallas did such a great job with in the first film and has been killing it on Once Upon A Time as well. It would have been nice to see him get another go at the character.
That said, as previously mentioned, Levi is a wonderful actor too, and had it not been for a last second finale season to Chuck, he would have landed the role in the first place. If anything this should be looked upon as good news for fans of the Asgardian warriors, this could be a sign that their roles have been beefed up for the sequel. Can we have more Sif too?
Chuck is back! Well, actually, it’s not really Chuck, sorry. It’s actually the actor who played him, Zachary Levi.
Sorry fans, Levi won’t be back as your favorite reluctant spy. Unless, of course, they decide to do a Chuck movie. Fingers crossed on that one.
Until then, the much sought-after actor has jumped into a new pilot for Fox called Let It Go. The script was written by DJ Nash who will be executive producing with Peter Tolan and Michael Wimer.
Levi will play the male lead of the ensamble comedy which concerns a married man (Levi) and his wife, his best friend and her sister “as they try to navigate, negotiate and sometimes manipulate society’s unspoken rules.” Hmm, sounds good. After all, “unspoken rules” are the most fun to break, right?
No word yet on other casting for the pilot and when or if it will be picked up as a series. However, as we’re big fans of Mr. Levi around here (and writer DJ Nash, who’s a talented so and so), you can bet we’ll be keeping tabs on this one.
Tonight sees the end of Chuck, a quirky show that never seemed to connected with the mainstream, but managed to carve out enough of a fan base to stay alive for an impressive five season run.
The Friday night time slot the show has inhabited is often referred to as the ‘Firday Night Death Slot’, a moniker that has made sense this season as it has been no secret this would be Chuck‘s last season. That said, death is not always a sorrowful event, sometimes it can be a celebration. A celebration of the life of a show that against most odds lived long enough to give its fans a satisfying run.
Check out a whole slew of videos clips in anticipation on tonight’s finale. In the first few videos you get series stars Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, and Joshua Gomez remembering the show, thanking the fans and saying goodbye to the show.
Following those we have several clips from tonight’s finale to get you all jazzed for the, hopefully, fond farewell to one of our favorite nerd/super spies.
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If you’ve been paying attention, you probably know today is Friday. Among other things that means previews for some of our favorite shows are ready and we’re going to bring them to you right here.
First up is Chuck which features special guest Rebecca Romijn. Sadly, she probably won’t be naked and sporting blue body paint but heck, she’s still nice to look at. She’s the bad guy in this week’s episode and we’ve got previews to prove it.
Next up is Grimm, a show that started slow but has gotten better over the weeks. In this week’s episode, an unsolved case returns after Nick encounters a mysterious homicide. I’m guessing that can’t be a good thing.
Finally, we’ve got a preview of NBC’s TV version of John Grisham’s novel The Firm. You may remember the movie version from several years ago which starred Tom Cruise but this one is, of course, different.
It features Josh Lucas taking over the role originated by Tom Cruise in the movie as well as Juliette Lewis and, finally getting a starrting role in a series, Callum Keith Rennie of BSG and, more recently, The Killing. Good for him. He deserves it.
Check out all the previews after the break.
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That’s right folks it’s Friday again and you know what that means. Well, maybe you don’t Anyway, for us it means, among other things, previews of new NBC shows.
So, to follow that trend we’ve got some stuff for you about Grimm and Chuck, both of which have new episodes tonight. I don’t want to spoil anything for you here so I won’t get into too much detail about the previews or the new episodes.
Suffice it to say they both look pretty great with Grimm really shaping up to be a pretty interesting show and Chuck ending its run this season with some great episodes. It all begins tonight at 8/7C on NBC.
Now click through and watch these previews before they disappear. Actually, we’re just kidding, they won’t.
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The Video Game Awards are an interesting thing. Like most basic cable award shows it often plays like a two- hour long advertisement for next year rather than a celebration of the current one. On the other hand, the Video Game industry does warrant a night to honor it’s very best, and the people who run the show clearly are interested putting forth the industry’s best foot in prime time.
This year’s show is going to have one huge advantage to keep the show credible and enjoyable. Zachary Levi, the geeky lead in Chuck and video game voice actor, has just been announced as the host for this year’s show.
“Zac Levi is an avid gamer who is truly a part of gaming culture and understands the fans,” says Casey Patterson, Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Event Production, Talent & Studio Relations for Viacom Entertainment Group. “He has great ideas about this year’s show. Zac is all about honoring the year in gaming and ushering in the future by showcasing massive world premieres at this year’s event. We’re excited to be working with Zac.”
It is great for the show that it’s host is both a charming, likable guy and some one well versed in gaming culture. As the industry becomes more main stream it will need to rely on people who truly understand it’s culture and not just icons whom geeks decide to love.
The show will premiere live at 8:00 PM EST, Saturday December 10th on Spike TV, MTV 2 and SpikeTV.com
For whatever reason, many of our favorite shows discussed at length around The Flickcast water cooler are on NBC. Because of that we often feel compelled to share previews of upcoming shows with you when we get them.
Today is no exception. This time around, in honor of Friday, we’ve got previews for tonight’s all new episodes of Grimm and Chuck.
First up on Chuck, Morgan is going rogue and Chuck needs to bring him down to Earth and back into the fold. Then, on Grimm, the line between good and evil gets blurred when Nick’s job forces to protect an enemy.
All the fun begins at 8/7C with Chuck. Check out all the previews after the break. As a public service, we should also mention that Fringe is all-new tonight too. We also love that show. Set your DVRs!
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Well, here we are, a couple of episodes into the final season of Chuck. I predict this season there will be a lot of Subway sandwiches eaten, a choice Jeffster performance, and a plethora of geeky references. The training wheels are off, as Chuck has lost the intersect and Morgan is the new ace in the hole. The spy in tennis shoes and his team of rogue spies aren’t out for the count yet, though.
Read on, as the cast gives some parting words on their super secret missions on the mean streets of Burbank.
The Flickast: Chuck’s brother-in-law, Devon, has the nickname “Captain Awesome”. On a scale of 1 to 10, how awesome are you?
Ryan McPartlin: 10 being the most awesome? We have to clarify. (TF: Yes, 10 being the most awesome). It depends on what we’re talking about, like I feel I’m a really awesome dad and husband, so I’m a 10 at that area. But, there’s a lot of things that I can’t dedicate my time to that I think I could be really awesome at, like for instance, golf.
TF: What does Casey think of teaching the spy tricks of the trade all over again, this time to Morgan?
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The show that would not die is back tonight with its season five premiere. I’m talking about, of course, Chuck.
Glad to see it’s getting a final season to end the story right. Chuck isn’t the only one returning tonight, though, he’ll be joined by guest stars Mark Hamill and Craig Kilborn.
Also premiering tonight is NBC’s all-new show Grimm, which looks very interesting. Potentially more interesting than ABC’s rival show Once Upon a Time. I guess we’ll see.
At any rate, we’ve got previews and whatnot for both shows after the break. So, if you’re interested (and you should be) click on through and check them out.
It all starts tonight at 8/7C with Chuck. That is, unless something happens and NBC decides to postpone the premieres due to the World Series. Could happen.
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