Monday, April 25, 2011

Chat with Tom Wopat live on Thursday

Tom Wopat, our own Luke Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard," will engage with fans up-close and online this Thursday. Here's the word from the crew at

"That's right - Tom will be chatting LIVE online with his Twitter followers next Thursday, 4/28! To join in the conversation, just 'follow' Tom on his Twitter page. He will be logging in right after he gets off stage from 'Catch Me If You Can' to answer your questions. Make sure to mark your calendar for 4/28 at 11 p.m. EST / 10 p.m. CST / 8 p.m. PST.

And don't forget to download a free song from Tom here!"

Friday, April 22, 2011

BRBTV Reports on Kindle get an update

Amazon's Kindle just keeps evolving, and we're evolving with it. The six BRBTV Reports, which have all been released in Kindle format, have now been updated to include photos, and in color where available! These updated versions are now at the links below, and all of the Reports received a once-over update of text, as well. For instance, we've got some fun photos of "The Dukes" cartoon star Byron Cherry in that Report, as well as quotes from James Best on the making of the series in an interview from the DVD release a few months back.

And look for two new BRBTV Reports this year, one of which will be released in the next couple weeks and examines a wonderful classic Saturday morning show that hasn't gotten a whole lot of attention over the years!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spotted: Leigh J. McCloskey

Sporting Martin Sheen-like hair, all swept back and dapper, Leigh J. McCloskey wasn't hard to spot in this week's episode of Fox's "Bones." Our BRBTV double-shot -- the former Mitch Cooper of "Dallas" as well as Zach Kelton and Ethan Asher of "Santa Barbara" (guess that makes him a triple-shot!) -- was quite smashing as the body in this episode, the set of "bones," if you will.

Leigh played Lee -- Coleman, that is -- the host of a "Mythbusters"-type TV show. Coleman was the one who killed the myth, until the myth apparently killed him! When his body shows up, it appears to have fallen victim to a mythical creature of the woods, the Chupacabra, which he was there to disprove.

The episode features McCloskey in TV clip flashbacks and shifty camera playbacks, so delightful as he stands next to a goat as bait ("Chupacabra" means goat-sucker, didn't you know?) in the dark, creepy woods, looking up at his camera set in a tree and complaining that the creature didn't show. He's obnoxious and arrogant -- so much more Zach than Ethan, "SB" fans will note!

Watch the episode, "The Truth in the Myth," for yourself at the IMDb.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fundraiser launched for Castiglia's Mecha Manga Bible Heroes

Paul Castiglia, writer for our beloved "Archie's Weird Mysteries" comic book series as well as the accompanying upcoming trade paperback (look for more on that soon!), keeps us updated on his projects. What going on right now sounds fun -- a campaign for the legendary story of King David transported to a sci-fi world of robots, aliens and advanced technology!


Flanders, NJ – Paul Castiglia and Thomas Hall, co-creators of the Mecha Manga Bible Heroes comic book series and their publisher, John-Marc Grob of JMG Studio, announce the launch of a Kickstarter fundraiser to continue publishing the series as digital comics and apps offerings for computer and Smartphone platforms.

Mecha Manga Bible Heroes presents a "new twist" to the Old Testament with legendary Bible tales re-imagined through a sci-fi lens of robots, aliens and advanced technology. Issue #1 depicted the story of David, the shepherd boy who took down the giant, Goliath. The comic’s creators seek to further the tale beyond the initial "David vs. Goliath" story by offering the complete story of "The Rise of King David."

“The journey to David's kingship is packed with action, adventure and intrigue as David becomes a fugitive from the deadly King Saul, jealous over the adoration David has received since slaying the giant (robot) Goliath,” Castiglia explains.

Castiglia, a veteran writer, editor and public relations pro who has worked for companies ranging from Archie to DC to Dark Horse teamed with Hall, writer and co-creator of the award winning R-13, the most downloaded independent comic of all time to create the series that depicts famed Bible heroes in manga (Japanese comics) style. Grob, creator of the FriendFish animated series and the popular “Noah A-Z” digital download came aboard as publisher. The first issue of Mecha Manga Bible Heroes is currently available as a free digital download at the iTunes store at

The Mecha Manga team proposes to complete the David epic with three additional installments offered as digital downloads with the potential of all four issues ultimately being collected into a printed paperback edition.

“Taking stock of limited financial backing and distribution of our printed comic book and the current economic situation it became apparent that digital distribution is the way to go,” Hall adds.

In addition to publisher Grob, Castiglia, who edits, and Hall, who co-writes the series, are joined by co-writer Joey Endres, cover artist Jeff Slemons and interior artists Josh Alves and Eric Merced. Funding goes toward production and programming costs. Those wishing to donate to the project will be able to do so until Sunday, May 22 at 8:37 p.m.

Details on how to donate to the project are available at

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Patrick Duffy talks about new "Dallas" project

Patrick Duffy, our own Bobby Ewing of "Dallas" chats with KOBI NBC 5 of Oregon and California in this recent interview, reminding us of just why we like him so much. He's frank, he's honest, he's lighthearted. He acknowledges just why he and the other two of the Big Three are involved in this project, along with the fact that it's the younger set that will do the "heavy lifting." We like. Enjoy:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Some classic TV sights and sounds from WonderCon

Ahhhh ... BRBTV had a great time at this year's WonderCon in San Francisco last weekend. In BRB's off-time from her on-camera work for and its accompanying Detroit TV show, she had a blast wandering and chatting with some classic TV stars, armed with BRBTV's own (still) camera. Here's a little of what she saw ...

You can hardly attend a con in recent years without seeing the Hulk, Mr. Lou Ferrigno, star of "The Incredible Hulk" show of the '70s. Here, he is, still so solid, getting an interview in, between greeting fans on the con floor early on Friday.

Being fervent fans of the original "Star Trek" series, we surely remember Malachi Throne, so captivating as the commanding commodore in the two-part episode "The Menagerie." Throne also did the voice of Fingers the Gorilla in the "Batman Beyond" episode "Speak No Evil," and was the judge in the "Judgment Day" episode of "The New Batman Adventures."

Who could forget Miss Beadle of "Little House on the Prairie"? We loved her! She was always the sweet, gentle voice of reason, and sometimes the protector -- at least when class was in session -- of poor Laura Ingalls from that viper Nellie Olsen! Imagine our delight when we happened upon Charlotte Stewart, who portrayed Miss Beadle, at WonderCon! Stewart also played Betty Briggs in one of our other fave shows, "Twin Peaks." BRB asked if we'll see her return to acting, and she said no, not really. She's happy where she is right now. Here, she's all smiling and sunny against a tapestry of her "Little House" character. Beyond cool!

It's always great to chat with our "Dukes of Hazzard" compatriot Don Pedro Colley, with whom BRB has done a show or three over the past few years. He's doing great.

BRB made a new friend in Camden Toy, star of not only the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but also this year's "The Bay" online soap. In the latter, he's the evil Igor Chambers. What a charming actor, who has such a misfortune to play such ghoulish beasts! He looks and behaves so much nicer in person, trust us!

Photos by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Bruce Timm talks to BRB about new "Year One" animated project

The folks that brought us "Batman: The Animated Series," "The New Batman Adventures," "Batman Beyond" and so many other animated goodies over the years are at it again. "Batman: Year One" is a new DC animated project that we'll see direct-to-DVD soon, and as part of her work for and its accompanying Detroit TV show, BRB got a chance to chat with a few of the creative folks behind that project, at last weekend's WonderCon event in San Francisco.

Today we'll share with you the first interview from that, with Mr. Bruce Timm, the mastermind behind this wildly popular Batman incarnation from the early '90s. Here he tells BRB and the Continuum a little more about "Year One," in the midst of an interview about the more imminent "Green Lantern: Emerald Knights" animated movie, also from Warner Home Video.

Photo by Billie Rae Bates / BRBTV

Sunday, April 03, 2011

John Schneider talks to BRB about last few episodes of "Smallville"

Last weekend we told you about BRB's interview with John Schneider, our own Bo Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard," at Orlando's MegaCon event. Now we're posting it for you to watch! This was part of BRB's on-camera work for the Comics Continuum website and TV show, work which continues this weekend at WonderCon in Orlando. Look for some fun BRBTV-related photos from WonderCon in the next few days ...

BRB tried to coax a little info out of John about the two-part series finale of "Smallville." "C'mon, John, just a little tidbit????"

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