Haha, and the sad part is, I never get tired of cracking jokes including the word “flash” for this show… Flashpoint has been up to a lot since we last updated, so let’s get to the roundup!
Sergio Di Zio in Award-Winning Play!
We don’t normally talk about co-stars of Sailor Moon actors on this site, but we’re making an exception because we love playing Six Degrees Of Sailor Moon! Sergio Di Zio , who plays Mike “Spike” Scarlatti (the bomb expert) on Flashpoint is starring in a play making it’s rounds around Canada! He will appear in Scorched, a play about a mother’s last will and testament that sends her surviving twins Simon and Janine plunging into her past in a war-torn country on a journey in pursuit of their origins. She wishes for them to travel back to her country to find a brother they never knew about, and a father who is claimed to have died for the country. The show will play for the second time at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, it had a sold-out run in February of 2007 and won two Dora awards! Lyon Smith (Sapphire) has often worked behind-the-scenes with sound for many of the plays at that theater. Sergio will be playing Simon, described as”an amateur boxer with a short fuse” who resents his mother. The play is currently showing in Winnipeg at the MTC Warehouse until November 29th. All of you are encouraged to go see this if you can! In an interview with the Winnipeg Sun, he revealed that Flashpoint recently began shooting it’s second season. Stephanie Morgenstern (Sailor Venus #1) and Mark Ellis didn’t get much of a break in between it seems :(. Nonetheless, we look forward to seeing what harrowing situations the SRU is faced with episode 10 (first season, still unaired!) and beyond….
Flashpoint May Be Coming Back Earlier Than We Expected?
When Flashpoint abruptly ended last September with four episodes still left to air on CBS and CTV, many television critics and writers predicted the last few episodes would be a midseason replacement should CBS cancel a show. And it looks like that day is coming soon. Just a few weeks ago, the network canceled The Ex-List, which aired on a Friday night. Since then, the slot has been filled with re-runs of NCIS which have been doing well in the ratings, but it has been speculated by some critics that CBS will have to come up with a better solution. And they are predicting that Flashpoint is going to fill this timeslot soon between (ugh) The Horse Whisperer and Numb3rs. Keep your fingers crossed Moonies, we may be seeing the lost episodes of Flashpoint a lot sooner than we expected! Flashpoint is available on iTunes Canada for $1.99 an episode, or 23.99 for a Season Pass, which will allow you to purchase all the episodes for Season 1 (including those that are upcoming). For more information, iTunes Canada members can click here.
Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos Named Canadian Producers of the Year by Playback!
Our favorite Canadian media industry publication has just named Flashpoint‘s Anne Marie La Traverse and Bill Mustos Producers of the Year! More will be featured in Playback’s November 24th issue, and we have our fingers crossed that the show will win more accolades in their December issue!
And Finally, Flashpoint in Poland!
We are some of the luckiest bloggers in the world for two reasons: we’ve gotten to meet and work with a lot of interesting people since this site started, and we have got one of the best international fanbases who interact with us often helping us bring news to the fans they wouldn’t find anywhere else! One of these fans is Maciej Puka, who emailed us all the way from Poland to tell us a little bit about Flashpoint! The show has been part of Poland’s nScreen VOD service for a few months now and Maciej tell us that this service costs $9 US ($30 Poland Zloty) a month, and the show is available in HD. What surprised us even more was when he told us that not only was the show dubbed in Polish, but subscribers had three versions to pick from. The English version (what we see on TV here), English version with Polish subtitles, and the Polish dub! This is really cool that Polish people have the choice to watch it in English if they want to! We encourage the rest of our readers overseas who know anything about how this show is delivered in their country to tell us about it! We would love to feature it on this site, as Flashpoint is probably going to take the cake for the biggest achievement by a North American VA this year!