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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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Today’s been a busy day at Sparky-central! First the good Hamster-news, and now, with Swingtown seemingly gone the way of the dodo, this news arrives from all corners of the internet:

Vance, Davenport cast in ABC pilot

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(Pictures by Getty Images)

” Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport are the first actors cast in ABC’s hot drama pilot “Flash Forward,” which is rumored as a potential companion to “Lost.”

Flash Forward,” from David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga and ABC Studios, is based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel and chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever.

Vance will play Stan Wedeck, the Los Angeles bureau chief of the FBI.

Davenport will play Lloyd Simcoe, who is trapped in Northern California when the event occurs and struggles to reach his son in a Southland hospital.

Read more at the source

Special award for most obvious pun goes, as usual, to teletext.co.uk… 😉

I don’t care much for “Lost”, but this concept sounds interesting. That’s what I call a good start into the week – just keep in mind this is about a pilot – wait for further development before breaking out the champagne. And let’s hope that Lloyd Simcoe will also be a “British native”. Telling Jack Davenport to speak in any American accent is like telling Johnny Depp to wear a mask because his face wasn’t handsome enough…

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