Natalie Burn: Actress, Writer, Ballerina, Fighter The star of "Awaken" talks about fighting and writing

Natalie Burn

This week, Summer talks with Natalie Burn about her latest project, the horror/thriller Awaken. Natalie is a Ukrainian Prima Ballerina turned action movie hero and writer, and she talks about going from ballet to fighting, about the appeal of writing and producing films, and about several of her upcoming horror projects.

Next, Noah and Daren discuss and review Self/Less, and they are disappointed about how an interesting starting premise about the existential consequences of shifting a consciousness could switch to an unsatisfying run-of-the-mill action/chase resolution.

Have you seen Self/Less yet? What did you think?

Exclusive “Doctor Who” Collectibles Debut at Comic-Con Limited Edition Twelfth Doctor "Sonic Screwdriver" Universal Remote Available Only at BBC America Shop Booth

11th Doctor figure

The detailed and re-engineered working replica of Peter Capaldi’s iconic device will make its exclusive debut at San Diego Comic-Con on July 8, 2015. While editions will be available at select retailers later this summer, the ones sold at Comic-Con will be individually laser numbered and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

11th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Open for Submissions Festival will screen in early 2016, partnered with the Seattle International Film Festival,

EMP Museum

From July 1 through September 30, EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative.

5 Episodes In: “Stitchers” The mysteries deepen, but the tone tries hard to stay light

Stitchers

Stitchers is ABC Family’s first procedural drama, and the lighter tone regarding the characters’ personal lives balances out the seriousness of the procedural aspects of solving murders, and the potentially darker mysteries surrounding the creators of the secret program — and Kirsten’s own past — grow deeper and more dangerous.

“Dream Defenders” Coming to Discovery Family The animated adventure series will join the daytime lineup

Dream Defenders

Discovery Family has acquired the US rights to the 26-episode series, Dream Defenders, from Tiny Island Productions. The series follows 14-year-old twins Zoey and Zane Mercer through their dual dimension adventures—in both the ‘Realworld’ of Meridian, and the fantastical universes of the ‘Dreamworld’.

Jaime Murray: Fear and Loving in “Defiance” Power plays and other challenges await in Season 3

Defiance S3

This week, Jaime Murray chats with Summer about the challenges and changes facing Defiance in Season 3 (no spoilers). Jaime plays Stahma Tarr, who at the start of Season 3 is searching with her husband Datak Tarr for the missing members of their family, and picking up the pieces in the aftermath of devastation and the arrival of another alien race long-believed to have died out.

Jaime also talks about how the ritual baths became a thing, and wonders if Kevin Murphy might have some sort of fixation on water, since he did the same thing to her in Valentine, a short-lived series on The CW that he also created and produced.