The actors had to undergo gruelling sessions of fight and fitness training, four hours a day, five days a week. For some actors needing to bulk up, they had custom “hypertrophy” sessions to build those massive arms, and startling six packs. With over half a million views the latest bootcamp film has highlights such as:
It’s time for a TV round up again. The snow is probably falling, it’s dark by 4pm so there is little better to do than get into a series or two, and pull up the duvet. It’s ok ‘though, as we’re halfway out of the dark.
I am currently enjoying old, sixties Twilight Zone episodes that litter online video sites. These are my top three so far.
A Nice place to Visit (veoh link) is a story about gambler and crook Henry “Rocky” Valentine. Rocky finds himself in a world where he seemingly can have anything he wants.
Right now I want a million bucks in 5 g notes and a chick that won’t quit.. I mean, like, stacked, like, like, like beautiful!
Nightmare at 20,000 feet (YT link 1 of 3) stars a pre-Star Trek William Shatner . This episode, trivia fans, was written by Richard Matheson who wrote I am legend and directed by Richard Donner of Superman, The Omen, The Goonies and others.
To Serve Man (YT link 1 of 3) is another classic (and much parodied / referenced by recent cult shows) where large headed aliens, the Kanamites, arrive on Earth on a mission to assist humanity.
I’d still like to rewatch late 60’s, paranoid, alien invasion series The Invaders. Hero (and architect!) David Vincent played by Roy Thinnes had a Steve Mcqueen like intensity.
As a child I had nightmares about spotting someone with the ‘mutated forth finger’, that indicated they were an alien in disguise.
More Wire actors in the last Fringe, episode twelve. Not only is Lieutenant Daniels a regular as an almost identical character Agent Phillip Broyles, but this week Union Man Frank Sobodka appears as the most unlikely of characters, a skilled programmer who writes virii! Also, Marlo’s muscle and Snoop’s partner Chris Partlow is a hacker in the very same episode!
Here also are a couple of screen grabs from an earlier Fringe episode. I’m always interested in the craft of storytelling, especially the smaller details, how a moment was put together or communicated. In the scene below FBI agent Olivia Dunham returns home after a disturbing scene where she believes has seen her supposedly dead lover John Scott. Back at home she has a new email that appears to be from him.
If you look carefully at the text in the email, no normal font would have a wrongly sized “E”. The ill fitting “E” was an effect to subtly add some unease and a sense of “wrongness” to the email. Nice!