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Our compliments to the unknown cake-artist for baking the perfect Sparky-cake!

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Just when you thought that all news was bad news, we get some good news:

FLASHFORWARD: SEASON ONE PT. 1 (Region 1)

is now available for purchase!

Region 1, that is. Woe is us, we Europeans have to wait until 27 September, 2010, for the Region 2 version, but hey – you can already

PRE-ORDER THE REGION 2 DVD!

You all know the plot (“Blackout! FlashForward! Chaos! Kangaroos! The Hobbit did it! No, Sparky did! Shakespeare?!?”), so I won’t repeat it here. When it comes to DVDs, the extras are of special importance and interest, and it looks like the FlashForward DVD has some interesting tidbits to offer. The 2-disc box set includes all 10 episodes from the first half of the season, and the following bonus material:

CREATING A CATASTROPHE: THE EFFECTS OF A GLOBAL BLACKOUT
Go behind-the-scenes of the pilot and discover what went in to creating FlashForward’s most iconic scene, the freeway disaster.  Through interviews with David S. Goyer and his production team we go on the set to see how destruction is developed and explosions are executed.

FLASHFORWARD: A LOOK AHEAD
Be the first to get a “FlashForward” with this exclusive look at the teaser to episode 111.

“COULD”
A look at the second half of FlashForward Season 1, narrated by Dominic Monaghan.

Sounds good? Very likely is! Check out the teaser clips:

AFTERMATH (FILM)

A LOOK AHEAD (BONUS)

ACTION ACTING (BONUS)

And because we’re shallow and Jack Davenport is a certified M.O.T.E.M. – pictures!

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And here’s a message for our friends in Germany:

Endlich! Deutschsprachige FlashForward Fans dürfen sich freuen – endlich ist die Serie (und damit auch Jack Davenport) im deutschen Fernsehen zu sehen!

Am 1. März startet in Deutschland die erste Staffel von “FlashForward”, und zwar um 20.15h auf Pro7.

Und weil’s nun mal nie ohne Website geht:

YOUR FLASHFORWARD.DE

Büro-Surfer, aufgepasst: Autoplay von nervigem Background-Gedudel, also nicht vergessen: Ton aus!

Nachtrag:

Start in Österreich: 1. März, 20.15h auf ORF1.

Start in der Schweiz: 4. März, 20.15h auf SF2.

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24 episodes sitting on the wall,
24 episodes sitting on the wall,
And if just one “Flash Forward” episode should accidentally fall,
There’ll be 23 episodes sitting on the wall.

23 episodes sitting on the wall,
23 episodes sitting on the wall,
And if just one “Flash Forward” episode should accidentally fall,
There’ll be 22 episodes sitting on the wall.

22 episodes sitting on the wall,
22 episodes sitting on the wall,
And if just one more episode should accidentally fall,
I’ll tune out and instead watch a game of basket ball.


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… what’s new news then?

The random first:

FTP Prods submitted a special application for a film permit [for FlashForward] at 2828 Butler Ave., for filming scheduled to begin Feb. 16 and end Feb. 18.

City Councilman Alfredo Flores jokingly asked if there would be any autographed head shots provided for council members of some of the cast members. “I’m just kidding,” he said.

No joke is the recent news from the “FlashForward” front, though.

As if the hiatus for “Flash Forward” and the date-juggling over at ABC weren’t bad enough (at the moment, the series is supposed to continue on 18 March, 2010), we now have to learn that

CO-CREATOR DAVID GOYER IS STEPPING DOWN FROM HIS ROLE RUNNING THE SERIES,

though he’s quick to assure that

“I’m proud of the show and excited about the relaunch.  It’s in great hands.”

Ah. Well, the same was said about the US version of “Coupling”, and we all know how that turned out. I really want to believe in the success of FlashForward, despite this chaos. I also want to believe in unicorns.

I’ll keep my fingers crossed for Jack Davenport and everybody else involved with the show; maybe we’ll witness a miracle and “FlashForward” can recover. But so far, we have artificial hype and many online gizmos by the makers, yet not a strong, solid fanbase. There simply aren’t enough fans who really care. That sort of emotional investment into a show, vitally important for its success, can’t be bought. Why, yes, I’m disappointed.

On a more positive note,

HERE’S AN INTERVIEW WITH JACK DAVENPORT

And now for something completely different – rumours and gossip!

DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ ON WIKIPEDIA.

Anybody capable of starting a computer can edit entries. Information, be it on a person’s professional or private life, is only reliable when it comes from a reliable source. And as far as private information goes, it’s none of our business, anyway. Caveat lector!

JACK DAVENPORT ON FACEBOOK?

Yes, there’s a “Jack Davenport” on Facebook. (Or two. Maybe three.) The person running that facebook is clearly stating in her profile that she is not the “real” Jack Davenport, and that it’s a fan project. She’s not pretending to be somebody she’s not. Looks like innocent fun to me.

As you can tell from my usage of third person, it’s not me who is running the facebook in question, even if there’s a link to “Good Boy, Sparky”. I also don’t know who’s running it. Facebook is to me what garlic is to a vampire. Also, I’m a dog and am not allowed to have an account. So if you’re upset because you don’t like this fan project, don’t clutch your pearls in my mailbox. Any further complaints regarding this matter will be deleted and your address will be marked as spam.

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