Mutant Enemy Day was a gathering of writers, actors and fans of Joss Whedon's shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly in order to show support for the Writer's Guild of America strike that took place during the end of 2007.
This colourful group walked the picket line in front of the 20th Century Fox Lot, the studio who have produced all of Whedon's TV series, on December 7, 2007.
Mutant Enemy alumni in attendance were: Tim Minear, Steve DeKnight, Rebecca Kirshner, David Fury, Jane Espenson, Ben Edlund, Marti Noxon, Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Eliza Dushku, Felicia Day, Juliet Landau, the Feldman twins and, of course, Joss Whedon (non exhaustive list).
IGN talked to Joss Whedon, Summer Glau and Eliza Dushku about the strike, in an article published on December 10, 2007. Here are excerpts from the interview:
Summer Glau told me her presence there that day began with an email from Whedon, which she said "Was a very funny email, like it always is. He writes great emails… he's an amazing writer! Even his emails are brilliant." Glau added "I didn't know quite what to picture. I just knew that he was going to be here. So I was surprised the huge, huge crowd that showed up today."
Glau said that stopping production on her new series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has "been heartbreaking. No one wants to stop working. We love what we do. This is just a necessary step for us. We'll support the writers as long as they are striking." Glau noted she had been glad to see fans showing such understanding about the strike, saying "I think everyone's been really positive and hopeful and it's wonderful to see how many people showed up to support us."
Eliza Dushku also told me she was glad to see so many fans joining the writers and actors on the picket line, remarking "I think it's impressive and it's strong and it's really showing what these people are made of. Their support is deep that they'll walk the walk. We all will." Duskhu said that for her the strike was about the writers "Being taken care of properly in the fairest way, so we'll stand here and support that as long as it takes."
IGN TV: If you did encounter someone saying "I just want my shows back!", what would you say to them?
Joss Whedon: No fan is saying that. The people who sit in front of the TV because they can't figure out what else to do might be saying that. Fans are not saying that. Fans are getting on the internet and showing support and coming to this rally and organizing in a way that I wish I could ever. Fans are the people who really, absolutely get it. And so not one of them has ever said to me "I'm upset that I'm not going to get to see your shows because of the strike." They say "Get what you need. Do what you have to. Make it right. And then we'll get the show."
Read the full article at IGN
On the same topic, you can read the following Blogposts: Writers Strike 2007
The Gallery has been updated with new screencaps from Angel 3.13 'Waiting in the Wings'.
This episode of the Buffy spin-off was Summer Glau's first acting role, inwhich she plays a Prima Ballerina cursed to carry out the same performance over and over again. Summer Glau's ethereal performance as the Prima Ballerina is a model of grace and beauty and she really makes you feel her pain.
Here's a sample of the caps from Waiting in the Wings added to the Gallery; each frame is so beautiful, it was difficult to make a selection:
I made a lil fanart from one of Joss Whedon's favorite shot; he described it as a painting:
Articles on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles published on November 2008 in the issue 22 of SciFiNow, UK sci-fi, fantasy, horror & cult tv magazine.
Resin head sculpt of Summer Glau as Cameron in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Custom painted using high quality hobby grade lacquer, enamels and acrylic paints. Paint is sealed and drilled to fit most female body neck posts from major companies.
Head fitted with red LED and is powered by a 3V button battery inside head (no wiring to the body is required).
For 1/6 Scale or 12" figures.
This Summer Glau Battle Damage Paintup, sculpted by Trevor Grove and painted by Sculptor Skiman is auctioned on eBay for the (high) price of $180.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking: Cameron's endo has blue eyes!
This head sculpt was also used for these Cameron action figures:
The following clips and wallpapers were issued by Warner Bros in support of the release of the first and second season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on Blu-ray and DVD.
On a related topic, you can watch the following Blogposts:
Watch the trailer for Deadly Honeymoon and the bonus wedding video of the bride and groom's special day, before they go on their honeymoon, as well as scans from clippings published in tv magazine for the release of Lifetime Movie Network's drama on April 25, 2010.
Lindsey and Trevor, before Trevor was terminated.
Can you say what's wrong with this other picture? (the answer is provided under the picture)
Yes, you nailed it! While the big photo on the right shows Summer's co-star Chris Carmack, the small photo on the left shows...her real life (at the time) boyfriend, who was also on set.
The complete series of on set photos and the story that goes with them can be found at: Deadly Honeymoon - Wedding scene in paradise
And now the videos:
On the same subject, take a peek at some exclusive promotional images for Deadly Honeymoon, featuring a lovely and tanned Summer Glau, her co-star (and unfortunate husband in the movie) Chris Carmack and all the protagonists of the Lifetime Movie Network's thriller, at : Deadly Honeymoon Promo Photos
Serenity is showing this weekend on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 of April 2013 at the historic Del Mar Theatre in Santa Cruz, California, within the Midnights @ The Del Mar programming.
MIDNIGHTS @ THE DEL MAR Eclectic movies for wild & crazy tastes plus great prizes and buckets of fun for only $6.50. This week: SERENITY Fox TV's short-lived, cult sci-fi fave Firefly, with its futurist rebels vs. corporate evil storyline, got new life in this 2005 big screen version from writer-director Joss Whedon. Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau reprise their TV roles. (PG-13) 119 minutes. Fri-Sat midnight only. At the Del Mar.
If you'd like more information, visit their website at This Week at The Del Mar. The theatre is located at 1124 Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, in the Pacific Garden Mall.
Take a peek at some exclusive promotional images for Deadly Honeymoon, featuring a lovely and tanned Summer Glau, her co-star (and unfortunate husband in the movie) Chris Carmack and all the protagonists of the Lifetime Movie Network's thriller:
I have also added two HQ movie stills to the gallery:
UPDATE: More low res promo photos and movie stills.
On the same subject, take a peek at the trailer and the bonus wedding video for Deadly Honeymoon, as well as scans from clippings published in tv magazine.