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THE 100 Scoop: The Cast Dishes on Love Triangles and the Struggle for Power (feat. video interviews with Bob Morley, Eliza Taylor, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan)

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Events, * Interviews, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, * WonderCon, The 100 on April 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

 

"The 100"

“The 100″

In the CW series THE 100, there are two worlds that are slowly colliding — the vibrant and lethal world of Earth, where the teens were sent to see if it is inhabitable; and the dying and decaying world of the Ark up in space.

In recent episodes, those worlds began to collide when Clarke’s mother Abby (Paige Turco) sent Raven (Lindsey Morgan) down in a space pod to find out what is going on after they lost communication with the teens’ ship after it land on Earth and their life-support wrist monitors began to go dark. After being forced to kill another 320 people in order to extend the last remaining oxygen supply for those still trapped up on the Ark, it is vital to find out if Earth can be a safe refuge for those who will die without another oxygen source.

In last week’s episode, Raven reach Earth and was reunited with the teens, but was left without any way of communicating back with the Ark. Bellamy (Bob Morley) fearing that the others would find out that he shot Chancellor Jaha (Isaiah Washington), destroyed the space pod radio while Raven was unconscious – a hasty act which he soon regretted after finding out that the Chancellor had survived the gun-shot wound.

In one last desperate attempt to catch someone on the Ark’s attention, Raven, Clarke (Eliza Taylor) and Bellamy worked together to send up rocket flares. Alas, while seen by Abby on the Ark, Abby had no idea what to make of the streaking flashes of light in the sky.

Simultaneously, the headstrong Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos) had wandered off alone in the woods and got captured by the Grounders.

So this week’s episode “His Sister’s Keeper” is all about the rescue of Octavia and the continuing efforts to find a way to contact the Ark.

While at WonderCon this past weekend, stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Devon Bostick, Lindsey Morgan and executive producer Jason Rothenberg talked about the various developing love triangles, the tug-of-war for power between the factions on Earth, and the challenges of filming such an intense post-apocalyptic series.

The only thing for certain for both those on Earth and on the Arc is that time is quickly running out. It will be a brutal struggle to survive, whether it is evading the deadly Grounders or toxic fog, or the ticking clock as oxygen continues to deplete rapidly on the Ark.

To see who are the next casualties, be sure to tune in for an all new episode of THE 100 on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9:00 p.m. on the CW. There is no place left to hide; it is only about surviving.

"The 100"

“The 100″

"The 100"

“The 100″

STAR-CROSSED Scoop: A Storm Is Brewing as Human/Alien Relations Heat Up During a Hurricane (feat. video interviews with cast)

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Events, * Interviews, * TV Addict, * Video interviews, * WonderCon, Star-Crossed on April 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm

 

"Star-Crossed"

“Star-Crossed”

In this week’s new episode of STAR-CROSSED, “What Storm Is This That Blows So,” a hurricane hits Edendale and forces the students at Marshall High into lock-down. But due to the suspicious nature and suddenness of the storm, Lukas (Titus Makin Jr.) and Sophia (Brina Palencia) investigate to find out what may have been the real cause of this ferocious visit from Mother Nature. Also suspicious is Roman (Matt Lanter) who believes that Teri (Chelsea Gilligan) may be conspiring with her Trag mom Vega (Merle Dandridge) in a plot to harm Emery (Aimee Teegarden), after last week’s public outing by Castor (Johnathan Schaech). Then Grayson (Grey Damon) puts pressure on Drake (Greg Finley) to reveal the names of the Trags conspiring against the humans. And if that was not enough drama to keep everyone busy during the lock-down, Ms. Benton (Stephanie Jacobsen) needs an Atrian specimen to run further tests on to discover the secrets of cyper.

Hilariously, the one person looking to keep as far away from trouble in this episode is Erik (Jesse Luke), alas he is a bit of a trouble-magnet and he finds himself having to talk himself out of a couple of awkward situations.

But not everything is life and death in this episode. There is occasion for a least two unexpectedly warm and wonderful kisses and the new romances starting to bloom between the Atrians and humans are going to fight hard to keep their various feuding factions from driving them apart. If only life could be all about love, and not having to worry about those who would hunt each of them down for just being different.

This is the dilemma that STAR-CROSSED tackles head-on. The distrust and resentment by the extremists amongst the Atrians and the humans is heating up and its put these teens lives at risk. What is fascinating is seeing how deftly each rises to the challenge and is willing to do whatever it takes to protect their families and love ones, while still trying to keep the peace and find a way to encourage further integration and understanding.

While at WonderCon this past weekend, the cast took a few minutes to talk about the big hurricane episode of STAR-CROSSED and how it impacts their characters. (Also fun are the shout-outs by Aimee Teegarden, Jesse Luken, Matt Lanter and executive producers Adele Lim and Meredith Averill who express their delight in William Shatner’s recent live-tweets of their show.)

Fans of Draylor need to pay close attention to Natalie Hall’s interview as this next episode is particularly hard on the Drake/Taylor relationship. Natalie has a wonderfully upbeat and positive attitude that fans may need to hear to give them some hope after the events of the hurricane leave more than one relationship in seeming ruins.

To see what all goes down and whose life is actually in the crosshairs in this episode, be sure to tune in for an all new episode of STAR-CROSSED on Monday, April 21st at 8:00 p.m. on the CW. (The cast also invites their Stargazer fans to join in their weekly live-tweets on Twitter during the East Coast broadcast — though as you may have already noticed, many also live-tweet during the West Coast broadcast, particularly now that William Shatner has taken such a shine to the show. So feel free to join the live-tweet fun!)

"Star-Crossed"

“Star-Crossed”

"Star-Crossed"

“Star-Crossed”

WonderCon (2014) – Fun Photos of cast of “The 100,” “Salem,” “Rise of The Planet of the Apes,” “Maze Runner”

In * By Tiffany Vogt, * Events, * WonderCon on April 21, 2014 at 10:00 am

A few fun photos from WonderCon (2014) of “The 100,” “Salem,” “Rise of The Planet of the Apes,” “Maze Runner” casts behind the scenes.

Please do not repost these photos at other sites. Links only. Thank you! (Photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

"Salem" producers and Shane West (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

“Salem” producers and Shane West (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Eliza Taylor of "The 100"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Eliza Taylor of “The 100″ (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Devon Bostick of "The 100"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Devon Bostick of “The 100″ (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Lindsey Morgan of "The 100"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Lindsey Morgan of “The 100″ (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Bob Morley of "The 100"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Bob Morley of “The 100″ (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Dylan O'Brien of "Maze Runner"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Dylan O’Brien of “The Maze Runner” (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Dylan O'Brien of "The Maze Runner"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Dylan O’Brien of “The Maze Runner” (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Keri Russell of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Keri Russell of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman of "Rise of The Planet of the Apes"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Andy Serkis, Keri Russell, Gary Oldman of “Rise of The Planet of the Apes” (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Gary Oldman of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Gary Oldman of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Andy Serkis of "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"  (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

Andy Serkis of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (photo credit: Jennifer Schadel)

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