Slice of SciFi #230: Interview with Allison Scagliotti (“Warehouse 13″)

allisonscagliotti-w13In the News:

  • Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: If you’ve seen the Harry Potter movies, you’ve seen the interactive pictures used throughout the franchise.  New innovations are moving us closer to that becoming a reality.
  • With the release of “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto,” Starz Media is looking to bypass the typical theatrical release for its animated feature and go directly to its core audience at home.
  • In order to achieve the goals set for it, NASA will need an additonal $3 billion a year a new panel finds.

Movie Talk:

  • We haven’t heard much lately about the proposed live action version of “Akira.”  But Hollywood still wants to make it happen.
  • “The Wizard of Oz” is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a lot of great events, including a day to see the newly restored film free via Netflix’s streaming service.  Netflix is opening the service to all Internet user on Saturday, October 3.

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

TV Talk: The CW debuted “The Vampire Diaries” this week to record-setting ratings. Find out more about this series from the lead actress, Nina Dobrev.

Interview: Our guest this week is Allison Scagliotti, currently playing Claudia Donovan on Syfy’s Warehouse 13.

In the Future:

  • British director Stephen Frears has signed to direct a live-action adaptation of “Tamara Drewe,” cartoonist Posy Simmonds’ modern retelling of Thomas Hardy’s “Far From the Madding Crowd.”
  • Richard Curtis, who brought us “Blackadder,” is writing an episode for the new series of “Doctor Who.”
  • The release of the next installment of the Wheel to Time series has been moved up a week!

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  1. King Kong Blues says

    Good job interviewing Allison Scagliotti of Warehouse 13…

    Vampire Diaries will probably have better ratings next week because according to today’s Atlanta Journal Constitution they got arrested last month for flashing drivers on I-75. Nice mug shots . (

    “The actresses — three who live in Atlanta — told deputies they were just filming for the show, which aired Thursday night.”

  2. TallGrrl says

    Vampire Diaries? Another teen-age girl, but with 2 vamp brothers (wtf?) fighting over her affections? You gotta be frackin’ kidding me, Elmo.
    I guess it’s cool…if you like that Twilight shite.
    Me? I want my vampires GROWN.UP.
    Give me some HBO’s True Blood thankyouverymuch.