Monday, June 28, 2010

James Callis on Eureka: Photos of Episode 1!

Photo by Eike Schroter.

We have promo photos of the first episode of Eureka, season 4! See what it looks like HERE.

OK, so I'm a bit confused. James is obviously dressed in period garb, something 40's or 50's perhaps? But then if it is the Founders' Day, are they all dressed in period garb in a kind of fancy dress thing? Or are they transported back in time? SyFy is being very tight-lipped about things, so we've got no real spoilers other than that James is an "ex-inhabitant" whose return is "cause for concern". Hmmmmm. I'm very curious about this.

He looks pretty sad or sensitive in the pictures. So maybe we have an old-timey gentleman who's polite, kind and calm, and underneath a little sad? But then James' eyes easily do that "sad puppy dog" thing when he's showing emotion, so we'll see. I like the way he looks in the role so far - not overly aggressive or arrogant, more like a kind and gentle guy. But we'll see.

Either way, he looks SO handsome in this kind of clothing. English (??) gentleman! I love the vest. I may well have a vested interest in this role, heh heh. OK, it's not a very good pun, and some people are calling it a "waistcoat" rather than a vest, so I don't even know if I got the terminology right. In a way, I also hate the vest, because it covers his belly and it's hard to make out what he has underneath there. There's some rise in the middle, so it's not all flat or anything... *takes out microscope* Hmmm... OK, I just hope there's a science-induced wind that causes for all of their clothes to fly off, or become invisible, or something like that, in a future episode.

Also: Hat Man!!!
Also also: Smoking fetish!
Also also also: Still not sure on the hairdo. But the hair looks full and luscious, like it's just waiting to spring out of that do. And that I Love.

Eureka season 4 premieres on July 9th. (Why do I feel like I'm doing an ad for the show?)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Gaius Baltar: "Everybody Loves Me"

OMG awesome! Jesuit24, who made the Gabriel McDow "Can't Touch This" vid, has made a Baltar video. I'm in love with this style - the use of closeups is remarkable. You don't see a lot of fanvids that actually have their own style, so it's special.

Also, great song choice, LOL! Very Baltar.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

James Callis on Eureka: Full Name and Picture!

OK, news are trickling in pretty slowly - less than a month til the Eureka season 4 premiere, and we don't have a lot to go on. BUT: Eureka Unscripted (the writers blog) reveals the character's full name: Dr Charles Grant. So we have a first name! Sounds like a dignified kind of guy, doesn't it?

And here's the first cast picture with James! Wearing the same brown outfit he had in the promo, looking calm, gentlemanly and mild-mannered. We'll see if he acts that way on the show! Either way: he's looking very handsome indeed.

Also: in this post at Eureka Unscripted, there's a picture of James on set! He's not in character in this one, but rather "discussing character motivation" - I can imagine that's a long, detailed discussion. James looks adorably tiny in this photo, but then the producer is called "Sasquatch", so maybe he's gigantic? Also: James' hair looks like it's beginning to grow a little bit. Our hirsute man! :D (I love how his pants are just a little bit too long on him.)

I wasn't going to be excited about Eureka, but I'm ... getting more and more excited, I must admit. I'll be on vacation when it starts, so I'll have plenty of time to scrutinize his performance, hair, weight, and all other important aspects!

EDIT: OMG, I forgot to add this! Main actor Colin Ferguson gushes on James on Twitter:

James Callis is probably the nicest man on the planet.... He bought gifts for everyone for the break

What a sweetheart!!! (L) (L)

(Yes, I looked, and I'm really not sure based on these photos if he's the same, thinner or chubbier than in FlashForward. But he's looking damn good either way. Who knew brown suts him so well?)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Can't Touch This!

I've hoped someone would make a video of Gabriel McDow with MC Hammer's Can't Touch This, and here it is! Made by Jesuit24. I must say I'm impressed with the editing.

James Callis doing the Gabriel tics and gestures is adorable, but a video cutting and looping those same gestures is just UNBEARABLY cute. (L)!!!

(My only nitpick: the guy at the very beginning is actually Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes), pretending to be Gabriel. But it makes for an explosive beginning, so maybe I'll allow it. ;) )

Edit: Oh frak. It seems like the layout doesn't allow for wide videos. I don't know how to fix this, so um, if it's not altogether enjoyable here, just watch it on Youtube.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

More Picspam, Because I Have No Self-Control.

I love this picture, BUT he looks like one of my supervisors at work in it! It bugs me every time I see this photo. Yet I feel like including it.

So, rewatching the Last days of bsg video... I noticed there were new bits! From James and Tricia shooting the final scene! O.o

Look at these adorable pictures of James hugging people. I could watch a 20-minute video with just this. (And I don't care how crappy the quality may be, because it's Youtube and not me. But awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww gush!!!)

Also: dancing and jumping around again! :D

Baltar/HeadBaltar love from season 4 of BSG:

He keeps subtly changing expressions the whole time, especially as regular Baltar. It was hard to capture it all!

"She's a sexy lady." "Yes, and..?" "Hot?" "You slay me, you really do, Gaius."
Such a great scene. (L)!!!

Some more recent stuff - Sci Fi Wire interview, FlashForward.

How can he look so adorable in the hoodie? (L)!!!

And some more from season 4 of BSG, which I just acquired on DVD some time ago. It's all so new and exciting.

Not a fan of the Jesus beard but always a fan of his expressions. Here he's praying for the sick boy.
And caught in bed with a young acolyte first thing. Everyone seems to be taking it in stride. Hee!

Going Wrong

I noticed this garnered interest in the earlier picspams, so I decided to make a little picspam of the show itself. This is from Ruth Rendell Mysteries, a 3-part episode called Going Wrong. James plays the main role as Guy Curran. I won't spoil the entire story, so I'm only using pictures from the first episode. It's not a typical whodunit type thing, but rather a psychological thriller about a guy whose obsession with a woman becomes destructive.

Long story short: teenaged Guy meets Leonora, who is rich while he's not. They steal stuff and get high together and fall in love, and then Leonora grows up to be a teacher and he grows up to be ... some sort of shady businessman. They no longer have anything in common, Guy has a new girlfriend but keeps expecting to get Leonora back, and Leonora is in love with someone else. Guy begins to go more and more nuts as the story goes on, and it's a very intriguing thing to watch. James does a great job here. Highly recommended for a fan. I also read the book, and it's very interesting - the show is a bit simplified like they tend to be, but a fairly faithful adaptation nonetheless. Guy has a strong need to show he can make it on his own and become something, and he needs Leonora to validate himself. I really felt for him, even if many of his actions are despicable or clueless or both. (Which is somewhat similar to Gaius Baltar - and yes, it's amusing about the names Guy/Gaius!)

Also, James is in basically every scene, and he does a lot with subtle expressions, which is (part of) why I love him. On a shallow note, his hair looks great, and although he's very skinny, I kind of find him really hot. But judge for yourselves.

His hair is blowing in the wind! He's on his way to meet Leonora again after a few years' break.

Kind of insecure here. A very James look. (L)!

My smoking fetish is SO happy about this show. He's smoking in practically every scene, and here we can see it in a closeup.
Then there are some flashbacks to how Leonora and Guy first met etc. Turns out he was a bad boy and she was drawn to that.
He doesn't look very bad tho, does he? He looks like he's not-so-secretly very sensitive. Bad mixed with kind - which is actually hotter than just plain bad .

Teenaged bad boy, showing what he stole. (I think it's some sort of pipe.)

In the buff with Leonora (Josephine Butler). They just cut to them lying naked like this. It's a tender scene, and somehow very beautiful.
This is from flashbacks where he's a seedy drug dealer all of a sudden. I must say that ponytail makes him look just as sleazy as I imagine a drug dealer looking. It's odd how much you can do with just hair.
That's one interesting-shaped ear. How so? I think I'll develop an ear fetish. :D

This is not really bromance. They're just high.

Back to the present: more smoking! He has a pretty colorful apartment.

I already posted two screenshots of this - a hot blue-tinted sex scene with Inday Ba. (According to IMDB, she died a few years ago. What? O.o She had great chemistry with James.)

Puny yet sexy. He goes shirtless quite a bit on this show.

Kind of predatorial here. He's seen her with another man, so he's ma-ad!

Oh, dear! Leonora has a new man? How can this be? If you promise to be together forever when you're 15, you're expected to keep that promise! (He only goes crazier from here on. But I won't spoil how.)