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Fan Expo Con; Which SV guest star loves Tom? Michael takes his top off! [Aug. 26th, 2012|08:43 pm]
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Busy weekend! It was the Fan Expo Con in Toronto. I chatted with two Smallville guest stars, then saw Michael's new movie Hit & Run
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Lots of complaints about overcrowding at this Con, people lining up for hours & not getting in or missing panels. I was a bit tired this weekend so opted for a less ambitious schedule. My "big" panel was Alan Tudyk, who drew a huge crowd. Favourite quotes: he says Nathan F. is his favourite costar & also the glue of the Firefly group, making sure they get together regularly. He said Rip Torn easily "out-pirated" him on Dodgeball by just being himself. And he said he's single (guess he broke up with Adrienne P?)
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Alan announced that anyone who asked a question would get a signed souvenir from him, which led to Canadian reserve getting thrown out the window.
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My "medium" panel was Continuum, a show I've not watched yet but will now. A 2077 police officer is transported back to 2012 in pursuit of time-criminals. It stars Rachel Nichols, who had rather a mixed reception when added to the CM cast so it's nice she's now embraced by her own enthusiastic fandom.
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Victor Webster & Eirik Knudson, her hottie co-stars.
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Surprise Cigarette Smoking Man! He plays the older version of EK's character. The show has been renewed & is coming to US TV in January.
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I was lucky that both my SV "targets" were signing autographs for free. Elias Toufexis is gamer royalty, voicing several popular characters. But he was also a 3 time SV guest star. He's the patient who grabs Clark in S3's "Asylum"; the scientist who can travel through frequencies, tries to kill, then gets killed by Lex in S6's "Static" & in S10's "Ambush", he plays Emil Lasalle (Warp), a member of the Suicide Squad.

Elias frowned at the photo of his Static character & said "that guy was a "jerk!" I asked if he'd done the fight scene with MR or if it was stunt doubles. "No, that was me & Michael, rolling around."
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He said his "Ambush" character was his favourite and his wife chimed in to agree. A "good-bad" guy. I mentioned that Ambush is a very popular episode with fans.
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Crystal Lowe was promoting her film "A Little Bit Zombie". She was in 4 episodes of S9, playing Vala, sister to Faora. I thought she & Sharon Taylor as Faora both gave strong performances.
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And in her first episode, she got to be carried by Tom!
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Me: "You had an interesting arc on Smallville. Your character starts out having a crush on Clark, then is suspicious of his motives, then finally makes the pivotal decision to trust him."
Crystal: "It was not hard at all to pretend to have a crush on Tom! He's so sweet."
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I also saw Michael in "Hit & Run" this weekend....lots of Michael!
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It's a fun little movie. Some of the dude humour misfired but Kristen Bell anchors the plot. Often in the "cars & guns" genre, the female character learns to "loosen up" and appreciate the guy for who he is. In this movie, she orders him to change & he does so, willingly.

Michael's character is written as a jerk but as usual he makes him more likeable than written, his concern for KB's character seeming very genuine.
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And this scene was very nice on the big screen. Just saying.
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Vid Clip of Shirtless Michael
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[User Picture]From: fruitbat00
2012-08-27 02:13 am (UTC)
Glad you had fun at the con.

Ummm.....I....*drooooool* I think I will need a mop and a bucket.... Damn he's looking good *g*

Thanks for the Michael pics *g*

Unfortunately the video clip is not viewable outside North America *bugger* You tube spoils all my fun :( So I am going to sulk...well after I have looked at the pictures some more...*evil*
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-27 02:20 am (UTC)
Thanks! It was fun. And it reminded me - I have a little thing to send you from a previous Con, if you pm me your address.

Damn he's looking good *g*
Left a little hair on the chest this time & it looks awesome! That scene goes on quite a while too, with the camera mostly on Michael's chest.

I'll see if I can somehow snag the vid to send to you. Or maybe Clare has a trick for viewing overseas?
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[User Picture]From: fruitbat00
2012-08-27 09:59 am (UTC)
OOhh mysterious :)

I was worried that he wasn't in the film a lot. Visions of Father of Invention, one bit and thats all. It's nice to know he has a few scenes in it and a nice shirtless one is a lovely bonus *g* Two months to wait then it will be in the UK.

I will ask Claire about the location work around.

Thanks again for the post *g*
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2012-08-27 02:41 pm (UTC)
I use My Private Network for region locked stuff - it costs a fiver a month though. I've dl'ed the clip - can email it to you if you like.
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[User Picture]From: fruitbat00
2012-08-27 02:45 pm (UTC)
Thats freaky I was about to pm you :) I would love a copy of the vid *g* Who could resist shirtless Michael....
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2012-08-27 04:43 pm (UTC)
On it's way...
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2012-08-27 02:36 am (UTC)
Ok, the Lego Bats, Super, and WW are just AWESOME!!! :D

Alan Tudyk!!! I just adore him. :D

*GUH* Damn does Michael look very very fine! Hopefully I'll get to see Hit and Run next weekend. I saw Magic Mike yesterday. *g* As much as I love a few of the guys from Magic Mike, I think I'll be happier seeing Michael topless on the big screen instead. hee
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-27 02:57 am (UTC)
Alan Tudyk!!! I just adore him. :D
He gave a great panel & said nice things about Canada (so of course we were all eating out of his hand!)

As much as I love a few of the guys from Magic Mike, I think I'll be happier seeing Michael topless on the big screen instead. hee
What's nice is it's not a brief flash, but a proper long scene. He looks delicious in his t-shirt too but the chest-scene was the best!
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[User Picture]From: airygold
2012-08-27 02:00 pm (UTC)
You are wonderful at getting Tom stories! Loved hearing about your experiences at the con, so fun! Thanks so much for sharing.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-27 11:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Crystal clearly looked back on her SV time with affection (and who wouldn't enjoy getting scooped up by Clark?)
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[User Picture]From: la_belle_isa
2012-08-27 02:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for the con report! I'm amazed each time at how well prepared you are to meet with the celebrities! I'm sure they're flattered. Seriously, I didn't remember Toufexis in anything other then Ambush.
Nice Michael scene! ;)
Are you planning to go to the Montreal con?
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-27 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm amazed each time at how well prepared you are to meet with the celebrities! I'm sure they're flattered.
I hope so - that's nice to think! Everyone so far has been happy to chat about Smallville so it seems like it was a nice show to work on.

Are you planning to go to the Montreal con?
Probably not this year. I really only travel for Cons if Michael goes (or Tom, but sadly the odds of Tom at a Con seem slim.) Still keeping an eye on Montreal just in case Michael books last minute. Are you going?



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[User Picture]From: la_belle_isa
2012-08-28 03:25 pm (UTC)
//Still keeping an eye on Montreal just in case Michael books last minute. Are you going?//
Yes I am. I live close to Montreal so it's no trouble. They changed venue for a bigger one this year. That con is growing!

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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-29 12:08 am (UTC)
They changed venue for a bigger one this year. That con is growing!
That's great! The more Cons in Canada the better. And you've got a great line-up of guests, including Smallville people. Maybe they'll do a Smallville panel with Laura, James & Sam?
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[User Picture]From: la_belle_isa
2012-08-29 03:13 pm (UTC)
//Maybe they'll do a Smallville panel with Laura, James & Sam?//
They're actually doing a Smallville panel with Laura & Aaron! James has a panel on his own and Sam is with the Being Human panel.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-29 05:35 pm (UTC)
I forgot Aaron was going too! That should be a good panel - sure Tom will get a mention!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2012-08-27 02:39 pm (UTC)
Glad the con and Hit and Run were good! We have to wait till October to see it here :(

Thanks for the clip! Kristen looks properly appreciative of the shirtlessness at the end there too, heh!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-27 11:14 pm (UTC)
Glad the con and Hit and Run were good! We have to wait till October to see it here :(
The Con made me appreciate the superior organization of DragonCon - this was a case of too many people crammed into too small a space, with not enough simultaneous programming to dilute the crowd. (But I still enjoyed myself.)

Chilly October might be the perfect time to see a California movie with lots of golden Michael skin!

Kristen looks properly appreciative of the shirtlessness at the end there too, heh!
She does! Michael is the main eye candy of the movie - he gets hit in the face twice but wisely they didn't paint any bruises on him, just let the beauty be!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2012-08-28 02:37 am (UTC)
Forgot to mention: The shouty lady from the SPN photo line at DragonCon was at this Con as well. Shouting!
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[User Picture]From: complicat
2012-08-28 08:09 pm (UTC)
Heh, she was scary! I bet she was keeping everyone on their toes though!

I'm still following a couple of D*Con twitters and communities and all the posts are making me nostalgic! I'd like to go back one day.

Also, I believe Adam Baldwin is still scheduled to attend!

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