Slice of SciFi #188: Interview with Misha Collins (“Supernatural”)

In the News:

  • Neil Gaiman is writing the code to Bruce Wayne’s time as the Dark Knight.
  • Director Guillermo del Toro would love to direct a big-screen version of “Swamp Thing.”
  • A new study shows unhappy people watch more TV

Krazy Joe’s Punch in the Junk: Joe’s Mighty Fist of Justice targets Bruce Campbell for his reasons for not being in “Bubba Nosferatu.”

Movie News:

  • Aaron Eckhart will play the lead in “Battle: Los Angeles,” a new sci-fi thriller that takes place during the invasion of Los Angeles by aliens.
  • The memorable score from “Dark Knight” has been disqualified from Oscar contention.

Movie Review: WonderJen offers her review of “Repo: The Genetic Opera.”

TV Talk: Actor John Noble from TV’s “Fringe” talks about playing Walter, including how he finds motivation for Walter’s antics and where the character is headed for the rest of the season.

Interview: This week, we talk to actor Misha Collins about his role as Castiel on the CW’s hit series “Supernatural.”

In the Future:

  • “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola is writing a spin-off series to “Hellboy” focusing on Sir Edward Gray.
  • The Wayans wants to do a Munsters reboot. No, we’re not kidding.

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. Keep your comments brief, or funny, and maybe you’ll hear your message on the voicemail show!

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  1. Cross Knights says

    Ha! Now I REALLY don’t feel bad for ragging on heroes.

    Another cool interview, the part where Castiel is introduced is one of the most badass in the series. Though a lot of that comes from not knowing what he is so I hope everyone watches Supernatural before listening to this and last weeks interview

  2. says

    Thanks for the great Misha Collins interview! He’s doing a great job with an interesting character. This season of Supernatural has been fantastic – thanks for giving it some attention!

  3. Spaghetti Cat says

    Thank you so much for the Misha Collins Interview!!
    I just so Repo last night XD It was awesome.

  4. Dave_From_OZ says

    Sam Roberts,

    Take the cost of the toolbag out of HIS paycheck? It was the female astronaut that lost the toolbag. A guy would take better care of his tools. If it was her purse, she probably would have gone after it.

    (Sexist snicker)


  5. Barry says

    Nice show. Good interview. My only question is … Why is Krazy Joe pretty much always wrong? (Hmm.)

  6. Todd says

    Sorry but Tim Kring’s comments were taken out of context by an interviewer who didn’t understand what he was trying to say. And thanks to Tim’s own inability to make a point clear.

    He was saying that with a season long arc like heroes has the proper way to watch it is by time shifting, watching on line, or buying the dvds. In other words any way that allows you to either see it all at once or be able to check back in previous episodes in case you missed an important point. And that with these superior methods available it is almost impossible to get the viewers to sit down in front of the television each week when the show is airing.

    Unfortunately he believes that thanks to falling ratings he is going to be forced to switch to stand alone episodes. He blames those falling ratings on the fact that the people who do like complex stories and intricate plots are also the people who do time shift, watch on line, or buy the dvds. In his opinion it’s only the short attention span idiots who can’t use technology that drive the ratings. And I have to give this point to him because Nielson ratings are derived from the televisions that are actually tuned in while the show is airing. And we all know what kind of shows rank highest in the Nielsons.

  7. Magess says

    It would be kind of neat to see at least one fluffy angel who wasn’t a total badass sword of vengeance. Just to see the kind that people pray to for assistance, the kind that Sam thinks exist.

    Fringe still amuses me, so I’m glad to hear that the crew is finding it more livable now.

  8. Dubshack says

    I fail to understand all this love for Guillermo del Toro. I’ve been trying to learn Spanish for two years and I still can’t figure out his stupid, CGI laced extravaganza’s.

  9. the lows says

    “Sorry but Tim Kring’s comments were taken out of context by an interviewer who didn’t understand what he was trying to say. And thanks to Tim’s own inability to make a point clear.”

    Sooooo, he needs a rewrite for his life? I might be 13, but I know a butthead when i see one. We put both seasons we had of the show and traded them in for two xbox games. :)
    We can enjoy those, even if we are what he called the fans. Maybe he can write for the sci fi channel moves. Those don’t take much smarts to get. In fact the less you gots, the better those are.

    But then, I like High School Musical. What do I know?