Exclusive: Allison Scagliotti Returns For Season Three of Warehouse 13

Exclusive interview with Allison Scagliotti of Warehouse 13 - June 28, 2011
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Allison ScagliottiWarehouse 13, Syfy's most successful series ever, returns for its third season on Monday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows a team of government agents who protect a top-secret warehouse that holds strange and mysterious artifacts that they help track down. The team is led by former secret service agents Pete Lattimer (Eddie McClintock) and Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly), who's character left the warehouse at the end of last season. They are joined by apprentice Claudia Donovan, played by Allison Scagliotti, and new agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore), as well as the warehouse's caretaker, Artie Nielsen (Saul Rubinek).

Claudia, Scagliotti's character, is the brilliant young hacker who kidnapped Artie in the first season in order to save her brother, and was eventually welcomed as part of the team by Artie, rather than disposed of as a security threat. She has become a very valuable member of the team.

Scagliotti recently sat down with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision for an exclusive interview to discuss the upcoming season.

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Ghost Hunters International Returns with a New But Familiar Face: Kris Williams

By Karen Moul

Kris Williams & Barry FitzgeraldGhost Hunters International returns to Syfy on Wednesday, July 13, with a new team member – Kris Williams, formerly a researcher with the original Ghost Hunters. Williams has been promoted to co-lead investigator this year but retains her trademark skepticism. "I believe in the paranormal," she says, "and that I've had a lot of strange experiences that I still can't explain. But I don't believe that every place that we go to is haunted. And it's our job to try to figure out what's going on there."

Season three finds the GHl team hop-scotching all over the globe, with episodes in Trinidad, Argentina, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and American Samoa.

Kris says she finds the new assignments challenging. "International has been quite a change," she explains. "When you go overseas, you're dealing with different foods, different money, different languages, different cultures, different belief systems. So all around it's a challenge."

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Colin Ferguson & Salli Richardson-Whitfield on the Return of "Eureka"

By Jamie Ruby

Colin Ferguson & Salli-Richardson-WhitfieldSyfy's longest-running scripted series, Eureka, will return for season 4.5 on Monday, July 11 at 8:00 pm ET/PT, with ten all-new episodes. The season continues where it left off, with the characters still dealing with the changes from their time travel. There are even more new problems as there is an accident of "astronomical proportions."

Will Sheriff Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Allison (Salli Richardson-Whitfield) be able to save the town, or will their new relationship get in the way? What will happen now that Zane (Niall Matter) knows something is amiss with himself and Jo (Erica Cerra)?

Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson-Whitfield sat down recently to talk to the digital media about the upcoming episodes as well as Richardson-Whitfield's directorial debut with episode 415 titled "Omega Girls," which airs Aug. 8 on Syfy.

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Javier Colon Wins "The Voice"

By Karen Moul

Javier ColonRecently, Javier Colon was selected as winner of NBC's wildly popular singing competition, The Voice. Visibly nervous in the final moments, the soulful pop singer seemed genuinely surprised at his big win.

He talked about his victory in a recent conference call with reporters.

"In that moment," Javier explained, "I was expecting Carson [Daly] to say 'And the winner of The Voice is Dia Frampton.' That's what I was preparing myself for. I just didn't think I was going to win."

"I've been through so much in the business," he continued, referring to his previous record deals. "And when he said my name I just honestly was in shock. I just couldn't believe that I had come so far and I actually won."

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Exclusive: Eddie McClintock Returns In "Warehouse 13" on Monday

Exclusive Interview with Eddie McClintock
Interview by Jamie Ruby and Charli Holbrook
Written by Jamie Ruby

Eddie McClintockWarehouse13 is about to enter its third season. The series, returning on Monday, July 11, starts with the team still upset after Myka Bering's (Joanne Kelly) departure. New agent Steve Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) is brought in and the team, including Myka's partner Pete Lattimer, played by Eddie McClintock, is not happy with the change.

Eddie McClintock sat down with SciFi Vision and Media Blvd for an exclusive interview to talk about the upcoming season.

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A Soldier's Duty: Jean Johnson's Newest Novel Available This Month

By Jamie Ruby

Jean JohnsonNational best selling author Jean Johnson is possibly as well known for her fanfiction as for her published books. While she doesn't have time to write it anymore, it still has an impact on her writing. "I won't deny I did it—and I did it solely for fun and parody, heeding all author rules on fanfics that I could find--because of two things. Fanfic helped improve my writing skills immensely from the great feedback I received from fellow fanfic readers, and fanfic was what got me noticed by an editor, giving me my chance at getting published."

For published work, Johnson is probably most known for her Sons of Destiny series of romance novels. The series follows eight brothers (four sets of twins) who fulfill the Curse of Eight Prophecy and are exiled to Nightfall Island where they will not be tempted by women and therefore not fulfill the prophecy. The brothers stay alone and celebate until the youngest brother, a mage, brings a woman from another universe into theirs. "It started out with a "what if?" question about if a woman from our world ended up in a realm of magic, but didn't actually get to have any magic of her own to use, breaking the usual trope for such things. Then I had to come up with people for her to interact with, which meant coming up with the eight brothers, the reason why they were exiled, the prophecy verses triggering that exile...and boom, eight book series based on the eight verses. It was just that simple.

"I knew pretty much from the start the general gist of how everything would end from when I first started book one, The Sword. There are things in book one which end up being relevant in book eight, as well as the books in between. Some are blatant, most are subtle."

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Aaron Ashmore is the New Guy on "Warehouse 13"

By Jamie Ruby

Jack Kenny and Aaron AshmoreMonday, July 11, at 9pm ET/PT, marks the return of Syfy's most successful series, Warehouse 13. Season three will continue where last season left off with Myka Bering (Joanne Kelly) having left the Warehouse team. The new character of Steve Jinks, played by Aaron Ashmore, a young ATF agent and human lie detector, will join the team and become Pete Lattimer's (Eddie McClintock) new partner.

Aaron Ashmore, along with series executive producer Jack Kenny (who SciFi Vision exclusively interviewed previously) sat down to discuss Jinks and the new season.

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Cartwright, Ghanizada, & Behr on Syfy's New Summer Series "Alphas"

By Jamie Ruby

Alphas Alphas, Syfy's newest series this summer, follows a group of average citizens who have special or heightened abilities and work for the Department of Defence. The team, led by physchiatrist and neurologist Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), try to solve cases that deal with the bizarre, and cases related to others such as themselves.

Two of the actors on the series, Ryan Cartwright, who plays the character of Gary, an autistic transducer, and Azita Ghanizada, who plays Rachel, who can heighten a sense at the expense of her others, as well as executive producer Ira Steven Behr, talked to the digital media earlier in the week about the new series which premieres Monday, July 11 at 10pm ET/PT.

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Exclusive - Cody Deal: A Success Story of His Own Making

Cody DealRising star Cody Deal, who starred in Syfy's Almighty Thor earlier in the year, is still working hard to make it in Hollwood (and blogging about it). We at SciFi Vision talked to Deal before the release of the Asylum film on Syfy. Since then, Deal is still working on his career, his goals, and following his heart.

During the beginning of his career, Deal hired a publicist, like most actors do, which is how he first became involved in Contamination, a horror, sci-fi, and popculture convention that starts today in St. Louis that he will be attending. However, he since he has learned he can promote himself well on his own. "Originally when I did Almighty Thor, I was like "I need to hire a publicist, I've got a movie out there."

"...So I hocked my iPad and got a publicist for $500 that month. He said I was getting his full services, but that didn't happen. But I learned about how to do it from him. I was like, "I can do this."

"...And then I put that grass roots effort into getting onto all the major networks and different stuff. But he is the one who got the event booker in contact with me, it was that publicist that actually got that set that up."

Contamination is Deal's first convention - as a guest or attending, so he doesn't know what to expect. Deal, however, who is always very personable, is looking forward to meeting people at the convention. "I hope there are a lot of people who show up who know who I am, that's what I hope. I feel like the majority of people are going to show up and not have any clue of who I am. "Oh, you were in [Almighty] Thor, that's cool!" I want people to have excitement on their faces and go, "I loved your movie!" Or, "Your movie sucked! But you're a cool dude." That's what I'm looking forward to the most.

"...I'm a pretty approachable guy, and I'm going to bring cards that have my Facebook and twitter on there...I'm such a small town guy, that I say hi to everybody."

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"Swamp Shark" Premieres Tonight on Syfy

By Jamie Ruby

Swamp Shark Swamp Shark, Syfy's new original movie, which premieres tomorrow night at 9pm ET/CT, is about a killer shark who is released illegally into a river of a remote Louisiana town. The town, including the crooked sheriff, must fight to save the town and its people.

The Syfy Saturday "creature feature" stars Robert Davi (Profiler, Stargate: Atlantis), Kristy Swanson (Dude, Where's My Car, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), D.B. Sweeney (The Event, The Cutting Edge), and National Baseball Hall of Fame Member Wade Boggs.

Davi, Swanson, Sweeney, and Boggs recently talked to the media about tonight's movie.

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