Slice of SciFi #187: Interview with Sera Gamble (Producer, “Supernatural”)

Producer Sera Gamble (Supernatural)

Producer Sera Gamble (Supernatural)

In the News:

  • SciFi to SciFact: Honda has begun testing on a wearable assisted-walking device.  Is this the precursor of bionic legs?
  • YouTube and MGM have signed an agreement to offer movies and shows from MGM’s library on the popular video web site.
  • “Knight Rider” is headed back to the drawing board for a third time in a year. Several cast members have been dropped and NBC may air the first episode of the revamped series after the Super Bowl.

Krazy Joe’s Punch in the Junk: Krypton’s origins being shown again as Mark Millar’s proposed Superman trilogy earns Krazy Joe’s disdain this week.

Movie Talk:

  • Sam Mendes hasn’t signed on to direct “Preacher” yet. He wants to direct the film but is waiting for the right script.
  • Is Wonder Woman finally getting off the ground? Beyonce has said she’d like to star and McG has said he’d like to direct. Is this a good thing?

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George tests the studio crew and you with three new clips. Email your clips to Kurt at sliceoftrivia at Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk: “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” had a huge episode this week, featuring the death of a major character. What’s next for the series as the second season continues and moves to Fridays in February? Producer Josh Friedman offers a few hints.

Interview: “Supernatural” producer and writer Sera Gamble talks with the studio crew about the hit CW series. Sera looks at the way the writers research the various mythologies of demons, ghosts and other things for Dean and Sam to battle with week and week out. She also gets into the way the writers and producers come up with the story arcs for Dean and Sam, including the fact that each character seems to die on a regular basis on the series.

In The Future:

  • Director John Boorman has signed on to direct the new animated version of “The Wizard of Oz.”
  • “Chuck” will benefit from NBC’s Super Bowl promotion with a 3-D episode in February

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  1. says

    I really loved the interview. I just started watching Supernatural this year and got caught up recently.

    And I even knew some of the trivia this week. Awesome!

  2. ejdalise says

    Random thoughts:

    – our sun is not the type to go nova. And it’s another 4.5 billion years before it’ll die off. I’d hope by that time humanity has moved on to other places, or has the technology to move the Earth out of harms way. Either way, there is no reason to watch superman die off, or think him as the last human alive. If anything, I’m thinking he’d be obsolete by then . . . what with everyone sporting robotic-enhanced bodies and all.

    – and why would he be around? Since he obviously ages, in 4.5billion years he might be more like an indestructible piece of leather sporting tattered remnants of fancy duds than anything we’d recognize as vaguely human-shaped.

    – Cromartie (sp?) may have been “killed”, but he appeared in the previews for future episodes of Terminator: SCC.

    – As much as T3 was a weak effort (just watched it again), it did correctly point to the only possible conclusion . . . judgment day happens. Which makes all the efforts to stop it futile at best. This is supported by the upcoming movie T4, for which this series was supposed to lay the groundwork. Much better to use the time remaining to prepare for the aftermath, and to keep clear of terminators.

  3. says

    Thanks for showing some Supernatural support with the Sera Gamble interview! I love hearing about the behind-the-scenes planning for the storylines.