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'Strike Back' Recap: Kidnap And Rescue

8/1/2015 9:05am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 31' - Kidnap And Rescue
Strike Back has been just about everywhere and tackled just about everything in its intense, in-your-face adventure to end all adventures. But now the clock is striking eleven, so it's time to take things as far as they will ever go. Enter "Episode 31," which sees Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott tasked with recovering an ambassador's daughter - a seemingly straightforward mission with global consequences. Because it wouldn't be Strike Back if there weren't global consequences.

In Southern Thailand, Chloe Foster (Eliza Hope Bennett) wanders off from a beach party with a friend of hers,...
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Meet 'Strike Back's' Hard Working Producer Michael J. Bassett

7/31/2015 12:01pm EDT
Michael J. Bassett: Meet 'Strike Back's' Master Of Action
On Cinemax's Strike Back, everyone knows that Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott are the dynamic duo who save the world. But you might not be able to name the third man who is the master behind the scenes: series co-executive producer, director and writer Michael J. Bassett. While the characters are being heroes on-screen, he's doing the heavy lifting off it.

We spoke with Michael earlier this month to discuss the development of Strike Back's final season, which premieres tonight, as well as talk about what it was like for him to let go of the series that he helped shape into one of the ...
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'Strike Back' Fans Won’t Be Disappointed By New Season

7/28/2015 12:01pm EDT
TV Review: 'Strike Back' Cinemax Season 4
Cinemax's Strike Back has set the bar interminably high for not just action series, but the whole of television. Therefore, expectations are deservedly ambitious when it comes to the show's fourth and final season on Cinemax (fifth overall), which premieres this Friday night. When you've been the best for years, you should be going out on a high note.

Fans won't be disappointed by the new season, which sends Sgts. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) to yet another new part of the world, setting its initial action in Asia. That's where Col. Locke (R...
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'True Detective' Continues Its Hot Streak

7/27/2015 9:28am EDT
'True Detective' Review: The Incredible Improvement Of 'Church I
If you ignore every Vince Vaughn scene that’s not with Colin Farrell, this season of True Detective isn’t actually that bad. His acting is beyond terrible, shooting for some sort of brooding but really getting a sort of monotone acting that’s usually reserved for community theater. The other characters have gotten more and more interesting, especially as they delve into the case and get closer to each other. But Frank’s issues, such as whether or not he’ll adopt a child, are boring, poorly written, and badly acted. Every time he’s on screen, the tension dissipates.

It’s really too bad, bec...
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Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years

7/25/2015 12:01pm EDT
Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years
Next week, the Battlestar Galactica community will be coming together for Galacticon, a celebration of one of TV's most memorable sci-fi franchises. That includes actress Nicki Clyne, who played the fan favorite role of Cally in the 2004 edition of BSG, and who joined Starpulse recently to look back on her Battlestar experience.

"Having so many of the BSG gang together at GalactiCon is definitely the most exciting thing for me; it’s basically a family reunion for us," Nicki told us. "No matter that we live in different places or have moved on to other endeavors, we share something truly sp...
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Philip Winchester Prepares For His Last 'Strike Back' Mission

7/24/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Strike Back's' Philip Winchester: Number One With A Bullet
Philip Winchester just spent four seasons saving the world; now he's on his way to conquering it. Next week, the most underrated actor on television returns for his final mission as Sergeant Michael Stonebridge in Cinemax's top-notch action thriller Strike Back, before becoming Las Vegas's most likely hero in NBC's The Player. How difficult was saying goodbye to Stonebridge? And does he feel like this is the turning point for a career that's been quietly exemplary for so long? We connected with him during the upfronts to talk about Section 20's last stand.

Strike Back has been Philip's pla...
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Does CBS's 'Supergirl' Have What It Takes To Succeed?

7/21/2015 12:07pm EDT
Supergirl
CBS's Supergirl is the most talked-about new series of the fall, and Starpulse had the opportunity to learn more about it during San Diego Comic-Con. We spoke to executive producer Greg Berlanti, as well as supporting actors Mehcad Brooks and Jeremy Jordan, to find out what's so super about the latest DC Universe show to hit the airwaves.

Given their successes with Arrow and The Flash, are the producers bringing anything from those series to Supergirl? "We try and make every one different from the other ones," explained Greg. "Obviously, you learn a lot of things. You learn structurally, y...
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'The Strain' Recap: Less Science, More Bloodsucking, Please!

7/19/2015 10:55pm EDT
The Strain
Hey, remember that awesome (also, gross) worm barf from last week's The Strain premiere? Well, there's none of that in our second episode, "By Any Means." Not a single barfed worm. It's kind of a shame.

I'm being serious (kinda)- because "BK, NY" introduced a heap of new neat concepts, and because "By Any Means" slams on the brakes and plays it very close to the vest with its newly-introduced vampire powers (worm barf, blind vampire schoolchildren), it can feel a little stale.

Setrakian (Old Setrakian, that is) does almost nothing the whole hour but flip through old books and yell surly o...
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Learn More About NBC's 'Blindspot'

7/17/2015 4:02pm EDT
The Mystery Of 'Blindspot' Arrives At San Diego Comic-Con
NBC is banking heavily on Blindspot, and with good reason. The new drama series comes from a top-notch creative team and has a first-rate cast. Starpulse spoke to show creator Martin Gero, executive producer Greg Berlanti (yes, that Greg Berlanti who runs half of television), and star Jaimie Alexander to discuss who is Jane Doe - and how much about her we'll get to learn in the first season. This is not your typical TV mystery.

Firstly, it's not some overcomplicated idea; it simply sprung from a random thought. "I was literally lying in bed one morning," explained Gero. "I just had this im...
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Does NBC Have A Hit On Their Hands?

7/17/2015 2:07pm EDT
'The Player': Fall's Most Exciting New Series Hits Comic-Con
The best new series of the fall is NBC's The Player, and Starpulse got our first look inside the Vegas-set thriller at last week's San Diego Comic-Con. We sat down with series creator John Rogers (Leverage) and stars Philip Winchester (Strike Back) and Wesley Snipes (Blade) to learn about the game you won't want to miss.

The Player has one of the more unique concepts of the 2015 season, focusing on Alex Kane (Winchester) as he's drawn into a world where the rich and powerful gamble on crime and whether or not he can stop it - as personified by "pit boss" Mr. Johnson (Snipes) and "the deale...
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