Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Forum Watch: Emily Deschanel in USA Weekend

Emily has a far too short but great blurb. Thanks to 'space' at the Anti-Boneyard forums for the heads up!

David Boreanaz blogs for NHL

While I can't seem to get into sports myself, I can definitely appreciate a man with a passion. And passion is certainly what David Boreanaz has when it comes to hockey, and especially for his hometown team, the Philadelphia Flyers. He is blogging for them this year and you can see all his posts here.

He did voice-overs and blogged last year. But his Flyers were taken, so he did it for the Buffalo Sabres instead. (They were his home team for awhile while growing up but he was converted).

Behind the scenes video from his voice-over work:

Amazing interconnected world

Maybe there is a widget that will do this, I don't know. I've only been blogging for 5 days now. But in my statcounter add-on there is an ability to map visitors. I found it very cool to see where all you guys come from!
Update: The latest fan map can always be seen by clicking the map toward the bottom of the left column on any page.

Buffy and Angel have arrived

Unlike most red blooded women in America who, if they know who David Boreanaz is, then they know who Angel is and are generally utterly gaga over the character. I had no idea who or what Angel was until well after I became hooked on Bones. I knew what Buffy was: my husband had been trying to get me interested for at least a year. But it was only after I became interested in Bones that he succeeded. How? By dangling DB, of course!

So I watched the first 2 seasons of Buffy on Hulu and now we just plunked close to $300 down to buy both sets for Buffy and Angel. (I also snuck in 'The Hard Easy' for more DB goodness, or at least more DB, who knows?) So now between watching Bones, watching Buffy and Angel, blogging here and here, fanfiction, and my own novel, where do I fit work, sleep and breathing? So many fun things, so little time.

PS Hate me if you must, but I'll take Booth over Angel any day!

Help a charity, be on Bones

If you have some spare cash (current bid is $660) and a love of Bones then visit this Ebay auction and bid on the chance for a walk-on role in Bones in Season 4. The powers that be will work with you to find a workable non-speaking role and you will be on set, ie likely hanging out with cast! How amazing would that be?

How it all began

It's always my hope that with this blog I can recruit new viewers to this great show. With that in mind I thought I'd give some background and summary info for the newbies amongst us.

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So the premise of the show is this: Dr. Temperance Brennan (played by Emily Deschanel, Glory Road) is top tier in a select field. She's a forensic anthropologist working for the Jeffersonian Institute. She travels the world assisting in cases and forensic IDs where her expertise is needed and, for at least one previous case, she has assisted the FBI in cooperation with Special Agent Seeley Booth. Apparently, it was not a good experience. If that wouldn't keep a normal human busy enough, she also writes novels on the side.

Special Agent Seeley Booth (played by David Boreanaz, Angel & the upcoming Our Lady of Victory) is a former Sniper-trained Army Ranger who has also traveled the world on assignment, but of the more covert kind. He's a man of action and is condescending toward the lab rat 'squints', including Dr. Brennan, and their lack of 'real world' knowledge.

On the surface you would assume that you're getting a show about a Dr. and a bunch of criminal cases. But that description does not do the show justice. What you really get with Bones is a show with many layers. You have the interesting criminal cases, you have a great cast of various lab characters and you have this wonderful partnership between a clinical, scientific, logical Dr. and a physical, emotional, action-oriented FBI agent. They take both show and gender stereotypes and either flip them completely or show them to you in a totally different way.

Dr. Temperance Brennan - played by Emily Deschanel
Special Agent Seeley Booth - played by David Boreanaz
Zack Addy - played by Eric Millegan
Dr. Jack Hodgins - played by T.J. Thyne
Ms. Angela Montenegro - played by Michela Conlin
Season 2 and beyond - Dr. Saroyan
Season 1 only - Dr. Goodman

The show is based on the Dr. Temperance Brennan novels, by Kathy Reichs. The plot comes from a mix of the books, Kathy's life, and Hart Hanson's twisted brain.

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I'll review the 'Pilot' soon. It's hard to say much more about how it began without Pilot details and I'm not ready to tackle that fully yet.

Verdict in the Story: Promo Pictures

The Bones Picture Archive has a great Flickr stream with 'The Verdict in the Story' promotional pictures, click here to view the entire set.
They look so cute. Aww.

Emily in BU Today

There's a great article in the Boston University paper today on how Emily got started acting and how she landed her role in Bones.

Cute quote:

“So I met with Hart Hanson, the creator of the show, and Barry Josephson, the other executive producer, and the director,” Deschanel says. “I just remember Hart laughing at really-not-funny jokes I was telling, and thinking, he’s a really nice guy, because I’m not funny at all right now.”

Note: If you ever meet her, might want to call her Emily, or even Ms. Deschanel, instead of Bones!

Forum Watch: David Boreanaz Photoshoot

Francie, at the Anti-Boneyard has posted some great pics, courtesy of Setje at (who always has everything DB). I think they're older pictures but nonetheless, thanks to both of you!

Summer of Bones

Fox has announced it's summer schedule and Bones gets some heavy play.

Mondays (June 2-July 28)
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "House" (Repeats)

Tuesdays (as of July 22)**
8:00/7:00c - "Bones" (Repeats)
9:00/8:00c - "House" (Repeats)

I didn't read the dates well at first and thought we'd be doubling up all summer. Oh well. It's still good exposure and hopefully we'll be teased with some Season 3 replay to tide us over until the DVD release.

Ask Ausiello 4/30/08

Scoopy Smurf is out with his latest round of info and it is good! He mentions Bones in both his Wednesday report and his latest Vodcast.

Some of you might consider these spoilers, so read with caution!Question: Are Booth and Brennan going to do any more kissing this season on Bones? — S.W.

Ausiello: Probably not this season. But next season? You betcha. Exec producer Hart Hansen confirms that the two Bs will "definitely" lock lips for real sometime in Season 4. "I figure, we're going into [our fourth season]," he says, "and we've had the fake kiss. So we need to go to the next step." At this rate, I'm guessing the rest of their relationship will unfold thusly:

Season 5: Sex
Season 6: Marriage
Season 7: Baby Bones
Season 8: Sarah Michelle Gellar turns up as Booth's never-before-seen demon-hunting ex.

You can't just leave me hanging as to why Bones is looking for a new full-time forensic anthropologist. Who's leaving? — Katie
Ausiello: Actually, I just double-checked the Ask Ausiello rulebook, and I can leave you hanging. Not only that, but I can even heighten your anxiety if I want. Which reminds me: Did I tell you about the two deaths coming up? One of them occurs in the May 12 episode, the other in the May 19 season finale.

Question: Do you have any Bones scoop? — Gerri
Ausiello: I'm trying to think of something that's bigger than the kiss and the two deaths I just told you about. Oh, here's something: There's a very good chance that the fourth-season premiere will air on Aug. 26 and be two hours long. And that's not the best part. No, the best part is waiting for you in this week's Ausiello Report vodcast!

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I may be way off here but I'm going to speculate that Dr. Goodman is one of the deaths. He was credited as appearing in 'The Baby in the Bough' but we never saw him. They said the Gormogon storyline had been condensed to wrap in 1 episode now instead of an extended arc, thanks to the strike. Total guess but: death 1 is him and death 2 is the gormogon? (who I think/hope to be Dr. Bancroft and not anyone more lovable)

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