The second sequence Inside Out will start airing on Monday 31st December 2012! The sequence will continue to follow the characters of Lucas, Trevor and Kirby in both the real world and the world controlled by Nazis. Who will survive the iron fist rule of Principal Knox's Nazi world and what is the threat building in the real world - and more importantly, who will survive it all? Somebody won't escape this sequence alive...
Post by Tommy West on Nov 27, 2012 12:30:06 GMT -6
1x04 - "The Sing Off" Review
The very first line of dialogue, Paula's "You've been here one whole week!" comes across as blatant exposition. I know you want to establish that time had passed since the last episode but there could have probably been a less obvious way to put that across. In fact, I think Angela's first line does that perfectly. That said, I still enjoy the relationship between Paula and Michael with all of its struggles.
Ms Carlyle is so upbeat and super positive it's annoying but there are people like that in real life so it's not a negative comment, just an observation. One of the lecturers at my uni is just like that so I couldn't help but picture her here! Angela's a bit better here than she was in the last villain, we're starting to see layers even if she jumps into a rage pretty quickly. We now know that she's got a crush on Jordan though, no matter how much she might deny it.
I chuckled at Ms Carlyle's comment about Alex and Justin's song and the fact we didn't see it possibly makes the gag funnier. Poor Alex but it's nice to see he's not great at everything! The musical number that follows is impressive, if only because I've not seen it done in a VS script before. It reminds me of Rachel and Santana on Glee so I'm wondering whether their relationship will turn out that way. I have to say though, I like the idea of Alisha and Alex being split up - they won't always get work together, after all.
Aaaaaaaaand Jordan's a pscyho. Uh oh. This could be bad for everybody. Excited to see how that turns out in future eps!
Post by Tommy West on Nov 23, 2012 10:39:01 GMT -6
Thrilled to hear it! I'd love to hear who your favourite characters are and stuff, what writer doesn't love feedback? We're currently gearing up for Volume Four, subtitled "The Mutant Trials" which will premiere in early 2013. If you follow the series Twitter accounts you can get some spoilers!
I think the problem with PA4 is that the first three films, whilst rather silly, had genuinely scary moments and were rather innovative (like the fan-camera in PA3 which terrified me every time it turned) but the whole Skype aspect of PA4 felt contrived. The Kinect dots were used well a couple of times but that was about it.
It's not the worst movie ever, that's Battleship. Still, it was pretty damn terrible and I agree with all of your points, the movie just didn't make sense.
Another rubbish recent horror film was Silent Hill: Revelation, with had one of the worst scripts acted by mediocre actors, with a ridiculous plot and some of the world's worst dialogue. The only good thing about the film were some of the effects and the scares were more funny than anything.
Post by Tommy West on Nov 22, 2012 18:39:56 GMT -6
1x03 - "Acting 101" Review
I really enjoyed the opening scene in this episode with Paula her usual quirky self and I got a genuine laugh out of Alex's line: "Ya know, the usual." Unfortunately I did notice a spelling mistake when Michael says "They're what?" rather than "Their what?" although I'm not overly fussed about that because a lot of times I barely even notice. The scene was still really good and luckily all of the characters are firmly established by now so we can really get into the flow of the series without worrying we don't know the characters enough yet.
Angela and Jordan come across as caricatures right now, although this is their first episode so I'm willing to give them time. Right now they're just sort of gloating villains twirling imaginary mustaches so I'm hoping over time they're developed a bit more. Alisha's sudden confidence after shying away for the whole confrontation does seem to come from nowhere but we don't really know much about her right now other than the fact she's shy so hopefully this is leading to her coming out of her shell a little bit more.
Post by Tommy West on Nov 22, 2012 10:21:34 GMT -6
1x02 - "Hollywood Problems" Review
I'm going to say from the bat that if Michael and Paula don't end up getting together, it'll be a travesty. I love Paula, she's quirky and a little bit daft which contrasts nicely to how strict and serious Michael is being. He does have a point, they knew next to nothing about Paula when they hired her as their agent but as he comes across as rather rude here, I felt myself rooting for Paula in this situation. A couple of her conversations with the kids felt a little too casual, like she was just another teenager, like when she was practically begging them to give her another chance to book a photographer. It's not a bad thing, just something I noticed.
What's a 'smoky voice' sound like? Just a random observation I made during the first page when Paula's on the phone.
Right now everything's rosy-happy so I'm excited to meet some villains and roadblocks along the journey to stardom. Sure, things aren't exactly going their way right now but they all get along as of the end of the episode and the key to a good show is conflict between the characters so I'm hoping we see some fallouts soon. Alisha didn't really get much to do in either episode so far but I've noticed she comes into more prominence later so I'm hoping I'm like her as right now, Paula and Alex are likeable characters.
Overall, another good ep and I'll get to episode three soon!
Post by Tommy West on Nov 21, 2012 18:29:44 GMT -6
1x01 - "We Have Arrived" Review
I've been meaning to start reading a VPN series for a while and this one stood out to me for several reasons. I'm a big fan of stories revolving around actors and Hollywood - funnily enough my MZPtv movie Perfect used Josh Hutcherson as the fantasy acting for an aspiring actor who moved to Hollywood, although that was a bit darker in tone to this. Still, I certainly approve of these types of stories and there's real potential here so I'm excited to see how it develops.
Your writing style is a little prose-y (making up words like hell yeah) so I was surprised at first because it felt like I was reading a novel-script hybrid but the details you did give us let us get to know the characters and situations quicker so I'm not going to complain. The characters are all likeable, if a bit plain but that's to be expected this early on. I expect Alex's eagerness is probably going to land them in trouble on multiple occasions although I was left wondering why Alisha is going into acting if she dislikes talking in front of people? Acting sort of relies on communication...
The dialogue was good but there were a couple of occasions where it felt a little unnatural, like the characters were talking too much to be realistic. I really struggle with dialogue so I know it's hard to get it sounding really realistic but my advice is usually the less the characters speak, the more realistic... unless they're super talkative which I get the impression Alex is. As far as the story went, it was pretty by the numbers and seemed a little convenient when they came across Paula but she seems like a fun, quirky character so I'm excited to see how the relationships develop in further episodes. First episodes are always hard to get right, especially in webisodes with a limited amount of pages.
Anyway, it was an enjoyable read and I shall continue reading soon so well done on a good pilot!
From Darken House creator Alden Caele, and featuring a world-class staff including The Company creator Sarah-Jane Sheppard, Malleus Maleficarum and Blood Red Shoes creator Li Robb, Fate creator Claire Rooney and Perfect's Tom East.
The story of a city forgotten by the world, except for those trapped inside. Zombies. Vampires. Werewolves. Spirits. And humans.
Unable to leave, they form a makeshift society inside The City. Attempt to build a life. That's what Shane Olson and Kellan Chase have done, using their bravery and sharp reflexes to track down food drops sent in from the outside - despite the dangers posed by the marauding undead. They've settled into a kind of post-apocalyptic domestic bliss. It's hell, but they've got each other.
But when a stranger strolls into their lives, their world spins into chaos. Setting them on a course to confront everything they think is true about themselves... and each other.
Network President and showrunner of popular webisode series X-Men: Rebirth, Tom East, today announced details of the series' third volume run. Volume Three, subtitled "The Island Without Mutants", will be preceded by three prologue episodes starting on Monday 3rd of September. The first episode of volume three will air on the 10th of September and will run for ten webisodes.
The volume picks up two weeks after the end of Volume Two where both the X-Men and the Brotherhood were captured by Bolivar Trask's forces, led by the dubious Emma Frost. The volume follows three dual narratives - the captive mutants on the titular island, the escapees Rogue and Shadowcat as well as Psylocke and Warren who were not present during the initial capture.
The regular cast will consist of Karen Gillan as 'Phoenix', Steven R. McQueen as 'Iceman', Nina Dobrev as 'Rogue', Josh Hutcherson as 'Multiple Man', Zoey Deutch as 'Shadowcat' and the former recurring stars Bianca Lawson as 'Storm' and Callan McAullife as 'Warren'.
Former regular stars Patrick Stewart and Chace Crawford will appear as 'Xavier' and 'Switch' respectively in recurring roles. They are joined by many former guest stars - Dianna Agron as 'Emma Frost', Garrett Hedlund as 'Havok', Daniel Radcliffe as 'Colossus', Jenna Ushkowitz as 'Psylocke' and John Slattery as 'Bolivar Trask'. New characters include 'President Stanley' played by Peter Coyote, 'Agent Danvers' played by Claire Holt, 'Banshee' played by Devon Murray and 'Scott Summers' played by Liam Hemsworth.
Eight of the ten episodes are written by showrunner East, with staff writer Alden Caele penning one episode and the last by a guest writer.
Post by Tommy West on Jul 25, 2012 13:17:24 GMT -6
TEN Announces X-Men: Rebirth Spin-Off, Rumors Further Series
Today, the creative team behind breakout hit X-MEN: REBIRTH today confirmed rumors of a spin-off, launching webisode companion drama MARVEL ORIGINS to premiere as early as next week on July 30th. The series, overseen by East, will encompass a number of miniseries detailing the origin stories of various characters in the Marvelverse.
It will launch this summer with the run of its inaugural pair of serials, ORIGINS: EMMA FROST and ORIGINS: SWITCH, which will run at the same time on different weekdays. Emma Frost featured as the primary villain in X-MEN: REBIRTH’s first Volume and as a secondary villain in the second. Switch, an original character, was introduced in the second volume and became the breakout star of the series.
Frost is written and showrun by Marvelverse writer Alden Caele, while Tom East serves as writer and showrunner on Switch. New staffer Darren Jackson serves as a consulting producer on both. Frost will conclude on August 9th, with Switch finishing a day later. East has hinted that future volumes of the series will expand on characters introduced in the third Volume of X-MEN: REBIRTH, due to air in September of this year.
We've been joined at TEN by a new show: Kyle West's Knight's Haven, a Star Trek spin-off that formerly aired at MZPtv before the move to our network. Here's quote from West himself that says all it really needs to. We hope that you'll come over to our site by clicking the poster above and start enjoying the series! The pilot episode is now up so if you're a sci-fi fan or a Trekkie then go check it out now!
With MZPtv's recent change in direction to solely original content, the KH production team discussed our options, and came to one conclusion: we'd been working on this show too long, and put in too much work, to just let it fizzle out because our host site had decided on a change of direction.
So, we approached TEN, a place that will hopefully soon fill the void that has been left by MZPtv's rebranding. Much to our delight, TEN were happy to take us onboard, and already have made great attempts to make us feel welcome here. I can't tell you how excited I am to be able to position KH as a flag-bearer for this site, and I look forward to a hopefully long relationship between us both.
Very shortly, our already released episodes will become unavailable at MZPtv. The first episode, now rebranded, has already been re-released today at TEN, and you will be treated to two episodes per week until we catch up with where the show left off at MZPtv. For 4 weeks straight, you will then be treated to the final episodes of the first season, exclusively released here at TEN.
To all the people who follow us over here, I look forward to continuing to hear from you. I appreciate that most of you will have already read the episodes we're re-releasing right now, so I'm not at all expecting you to re-read them (you can if you want to though!!). I just hope to see you when all-new episodes resume service in one months time
It's a new dawn for KH, and a fantastic time to hop onboard. Hope you join us!
Post by Tommy West on Mar 15, 2012 12:28:45 GMT -6
Today, Tom East, the Network President and showrunner of popular webisode series X-Men: Rebirth
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The volume picks up months after Volume One ended, with a new team of X-Men being trained for combat. The second volume sees all regular characters from volume one (Patrick Stewart as 'Xavier', Chace Crawford as 'Angel', Karen Gillan as 'Phoenix', Steven R. McQueen as 'Iceman' and Nina Dobrev as 'Rogue') returning, as well as two recurring characters being bumped up to the regular cast - 'Jamie Madrox/Multiple', played by Perfect alumni Josh Hutcherson and 'Kitty Pryde/Shadowcat', played by Zoey Deutch.
The regular cast will be joined by a host of new recurring characters, including Garrett Hedlund as 'Havok', Gerard Butler as 'Magneto', Daniel Radcliffe as 'Colossus' and Jenna Ushkowitz as 'Psylocke'. Other major additions include the return of Bianca Lawson as 'Storm', who appeared as a guest character in volume one, and the introduction of an original mutant named 'Switch', played by Callan McAullife. There is no news about recurring villain 'Emma Frost', played by Dianna Agron, returning.
The entire volume was written by series showrunner Tom East, with staff members Alden Caele and Darren Jackson serving as beta readers and producers.