Comic Con

Comic-Con 2014: Jenna Busch Unites Female Fans With Legion Of Leia

August 27th, 2014 2:06pm EDT
Comic-Con 2014: Jenna Busch Unites Female Fans With Legion Of Le
Conventions like San Diego Comic-Con and this weekend's Dragon Con are all about bringing pop culture fans together. Not just to have a good time, but often we can change the landscape of fandom. That's what our colleague Jenna Busch is striving for with her new organization Legion of Leia, which aims "to raise awareness of the fact that women love sci-fi...and our contributions to it are out of this world." We sat down with Jenna at Comic-Con to learn more about Legion of Leia.

"It all came out of the Star Wars [Episode VII] casting, with the initial announcement that there was only one n...

'Power Rangers' Star Jason David Frank On 20 Years Of Morphin'

August 14th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
'Power Rangers' Star Jason David Frank On 20 Years Of Morphin'
For those of us that grew up in the 1990's, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a big deal. Many of us were fans of or even wanted to be the Green (later White) Ranger, as played by actor and mixed martial artist Jason David Frank. Jason has now been a part of the Power Rangers franchise for more than 20 years, and during San Diego Comic-Con he sat down with us for a chat about the longevity of his Ranger role.

"When I first booked Power Rangers, the [term] Power Ranger really, nobody really knew what that was," he reflected. "And I was only hired for a certain amount of episodes and I just d...

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie, The Show, And The Fans

August 11th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles power never dies. As the new film conquers the box office, we bring you our chat with some of the team behind Nickelodeon's animated series - the legendary Rob Paulsen (Donatello, pictured above), Greg Cipes (Michaelangelo) and executive producer Ciro Nieli - to discuss the movie, the show, and the passionate fans that still love these heroes on the half shell.

Did they know that a new TMNT feature film was in the works? "It's been five years [since work began on the series]; they didn't start till a few years later on the movie," Ciro told us. "You just kind o...

Blake Neely Takes Us Inside Composing For 'Arrow' And 'The Flash'

August 7th, 2014 2:04pm EDT
Blake Neely Takes Us Inside Composing For 'Arrow' And 'The Flash
If you love Arrow or you're getting excited for The Flash, you've got one person to thank for the awesome music: composer Blake Neely. Blake sat down with us for San Diego Comic-Con to talk about scoring superheroes for The CW and his long working relationship with executive producer Greg Berlanti.

"We've been at it for twelve years now. This is a really, really long time," Blake said of his collaboration with Berlanti. "I met him in 2002. He was looking for someone to score his first show, Everwood. We met and I sent him a demo and he hired me. We have such a shorthand and such a trust. W...

Comic Con Cosplay 2014: The Good, The Weird And The Ugly

July 28th, 2014 1:52pm EDT
Comic Con Cosplay 2014: The Good, The Weird And The Ugly
Every year movie and comic book fans, toy collectors, gamers and more descend upon Comic Con in San Diego, Calif., wearing all sorts of crazy costumes as they roam the halls of the San Diego Convention Center.

Cosplay, as it's known (which is short for costume play), is one of the biggest reasons to check out the annual convention.

Even celebrities get in on playing dress-up -- like former America's Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry, whose often too-racy costumes were actually toned down a bit this year.

The season one winner attended the convention over its four day run in costume as...

New Photo Of Ben Affleck's Aging Caped Crusader From 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Debuts At Comic Con

July 25th, 2014 4:34pm EDT
Ben Affleck as Batman
Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday at this year's Comic Con, and to honor the Caped Crusader, Warner Bros. unveiled a new photo of Ben Affleck wearing the hero's famed cowl at the annual pop culture event.

While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still nearly two years away, it's a good bet that DC Comics will be using the occasion to steal a little thunder from rival Marvel Comics, which will be trotting out several superhero films between now and then, beginning with this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens August 1 and will be the studio's main focus at Comic Con.


'Strike Back': Philip Winchester And Sullivan Stapleton On 'Surviving' Season 3

August 8th, 2013 2:45pm EDT
Strike Back
At the center of Cinemax's action-adventure series Strike Back are a pair of talented actors: Philip Winchester (pictured above) and Sullivan Stapleton, who play elite soldiers Michael Stonebridge and Damian Scott. BFTV had the pleasure of catching up with Winchester (with a surprise appearance from Stapleton!) at San Diego Comic-Con in July to ask about the latest missions of Section 20.

"Best job ever," Philip told us. "Period and underlined and in italics. And this year especially with Michael Bassett, he got a hold of the show and he did stuff we've only ever dreamed of doing. He let u...

'Strike Back': Milauna Jackson Talks Joining Section 20

August 7th, 2013 2:15pm EDT
Strike Back
Milauna Jackson is reporting for duty, and she's got a heck of an assignment! The actress joins the new season of Cinemax's Strike Back as a DEA agent who joins forces with the elite military unit known as Section 20, putting her on the front lines with series stars Philip Winchester and Sullivan Stapleton. BFTV met Milauna during July's San Diego Comic-Con, and asked her what she could divulge about signing on for one of TV's relatively undiscovered gems.

"You have to jump in head first," said Milauna, who called the experience "completely different" from her previous TV appearances on sh...

'Strike Back': Director Michael J. Bassett Talks Making TV's Best Action Series

August 6th, 2013 12:20pm EDT
Strike Back
Get ready for more amazing action as Cinemax's Strike Back kicks off its third US season on Friday, August 9. Director, producer and writer Michael J. Bassett let BFTV in on a few secrets from Section 20 during this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

After guest directing last season, Michael - pictured above right with stars Philip Winchester, Milauna Jackson and Sullivan Stapleton - is now the man in charge behind the cameras of Strike Back, which focuses on the worldwide, terror-busting exploits of elite soldiers Michael Stonebridge (Winchester, Fringe) and Damian Scott (Stapleton, the upcomin...

Bear McCreary: The Score Master

July 29th, 2013 1:37pm EDT
Bear McCreary
Bear McCreary is the best composer currently working in television.

No offense is intended to any of his colleagues, as there are plenty of talented folks providing scores for the small screen today - like Sean Callery (Homeland) and Robert Duncan (Last Resort), to name but two. But there is something superior about McCreary's work. You've likely heard him without knowing you've heard him; see Battlestar Galactica, The Cape, Caprica, Da Vinci's Demons, Defiance, Eureka, Human Target, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Walking Dead. And if you know his name, then you're aware of h...