Tag: NYCC 2014

Episode 3: Meet the Cast of The Libarians

Following my article on what to expect from TNT’s The Librarians, I chat with the cast to get a look at each of their characters. Everyone was just so great and enthusiastic about the show, their characters, and the journey we’re all about to go on.

The Librarians is a television series based off The Librarian trilogy starring Noah Wyle as quite possible the smartest man int he world who is charged with rescuing and preserving ancient and mystical artifacts around the world. The television series picks up seven years after the final  Librarian movie and presents us with Flynn Carsen, Noah Wyle’s character, that has gone a bit mad in his quest and solitude. And thus, he gets a team, whether he wants it or not.

Photo by Kristina Manente
Photo by Kristina Manente

I’ve got interviews with that team, aka John Kim, Lindy Booth, Christian Kane, and Rebecca Romijn. The new recruits chat about their characters, genre television, and what to expect in the first season of The Librarians.

So who are they? The Librarians are a group of genius and gifted misfits including a math and science prodigy with synesthesia played by Lindy Booth , a lumberjack art historian played by Christian Kane, John Kim as a rascally thief, and Rebecca Romijn as a counter-terrorism expert. The cast also includes John Larroquette as Jenkins, Mathew Frewer as the big baddie, and welcomes back Noah Wyle as lovable dork-in-chief, Flynn Carsen.

The Librarians premieres on TNT on December 7th.

What to Expect from TNT’s The Librarians

By Kristina Manente

I can tell you right now, there is no show I am more excited about than TNT’s The Librarians. Think of Indiana Jones meets Supernatural meets a bottle of tequila, and you’ve got The Librarians. A group of genius and gifted misfits including a math and science prodigy with synesthesia played by Lindy Booth , a lumberjack art historian played by Christian Kane, John Kim as a rascally thief, and Rebecca Romijn as a counter-terrorism expert. The cast also includes John Larroquette as Jenkins, Mathew Frewer as the big baddie, and welcomes back Noah Wyle as lovable dork-in-chief, Flynn Carsen.

In college, my roommates and I fell in love and laughter with the original Librarian films and so when I heard there was going to be a television show, we went crazy. The movies were fun, even silly, but they were fabulous adventures. To have a hero that’s not only as socially awkward as myself, but as dorky, is a great thing to see… and the fact that’s going to be expanded to a whole team is just a joy.

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But to backtrack for those who may not be on The Librarian bandwagon (how dare you), basically it’s about this organization that protects and curates all the mythical and magical relics of the world (Excalibur, The Golden Goose, The Spear of Destiny, etc), and the curator of all this is Flynn Carsen… a major dork with 22 degrees, as played perfectly by Noah Wyle. There were three tv films on TNT: Quest for the Spear, Return to King Soloman’s Mines, & The Judas Chalice. They were all ridiculously fun, goofy, and full of adventure and flailing. They were also some of the highest audience grossing programs on TNT.

So, it wasn’t too much a surprise when the television show was announced, perhaps it was always a question as to when rather than if. So how did The Librarians television show come to be? According to show runner John Rogers, it was because “Michael Wright, Dean Devlin and Noah [Wyle] loved the movies so much.” They spent years trying to get the rights, and when they finally did, John called up Noah to break the good news.

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NYCC: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

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Final Fantasy is one of the most respected gaming dynasties of all time. There’s no denying that. They have a way of breathing life into the industry, even when it’s at its best. Final Fantasy always seems to make it better. So getting to play the demo for Final Fantasy Type-0 was a treat for multiple reasons.

I’m one of those plebeians who have never gotten to play on a Playstation 4 yet, so that was fun, especially when some of the controls were still Japanese based (damn you O button!). But regardless, Type-0 is a Final Fantasy game you will NEED to play… and here’s why.

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NYCC: Kingdom Hearts ReMIX 2.5

title_SQ_1000Getting the invite to the Square Enix media suite was a joy and a half. Since my Assassin’s Creed binge extravaganza, I’ve been desperate to really throw myself into gaming. Square Enix was the first company to win my heart with Kingdom Hearts back in the day, so when I saw they were offering a chance to play with ReMIX 2.5, I jumped at the chance. I also noticed they were offering demos of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and so I lept at that as well.

I gush a lot, so let’s talk about ReMIX 2.5 and what’s new about it~

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