Are you a fan of both “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Battlestar Galactica”? How about "MADtv"? If so, then your TV-watching dreams have come true with a casting announcement that links all three series'. Let's start with the whopper: James Marsters, who played fan-favorite Spike on “Buffy” and its spin-off “Angel,” has joined the cast of “Caprica,” an upcoming Syfy show that’s a prequel to the recently finished “Battlestar.”
Marsters will play a villain named Barnabus Greeley, described as a dangerous and unpredictable terrorist torn by his conflicting moral and carnal desires. The character appears to exist outside of the show’s primary focus, which is on two rival families: the Graystones and the Adamas (headed by Eric Stoltz and Esai Morales, respectively). Considering the actor’s appeal and sizable fanbase, it’s sure to be a major role. Read More...
Now this is a dream come true talent roster for geeks everywhere. Marvel is prepping a kid-friendly animated TV series for the Cartoon Network entitled "Super Hero Squad." The cute & cuddly character designs are born of a Hasbro toy line bearing the same name. I somehow doubt that Captain America will be pierced by a sniper's bullet in this series.
Over on MTV Splash Page, Brian Warmoth reports that last week's San Diego Comic-Con brought some serious casting for the series. A veritable smorgasbord of geek culture icons will be joining the voice cast, including George Takei ("Star Trek"), Tricia Helfer ("Battlestar Galactica"), Robert Englund ("Nightmare on Elm Street"), James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer"), Greg Grunberg ("Heroes") and Adrian Pasdar ("Heroes"). Oh... and the one and only Luke Skywalker -- Mark Hamill, who will voice Nazi supervillain/severe burn victim Red Skull.
Yes, you read it right: this kids show will feature a Nazi supervillain. Check out the full details in Brian's story over on Splash Page.
In one corner, the bleached blonde "Buffy" vampire punk. In the other, the mysterious Edward Cullen of "Twilight" fame. So what happens when vampires clash and only one can be left standing? For that, we turned to James Marsters -- who played Spike for seven years on both "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" and who stars as Lord Piccolo in April 10th's "Dragonball: Evolution."
"I'm not aware of a split," said Marsters diplomatically, explaining that there's definitely crossover between "Buffy" and "Twilight" fans including he himself who has read the "Twilight" books with his family.
"My niece started 'Twilight' and she was convinced that Edward was based on Spike," Marsters laughed, "I thought that was fabulous. I'm her guardian and that's just fine if she thinks that way." Read More...