With Star Trek Into Darkness conquering the cinema and Syfy’s time-jumping cop show Continuum gearing up for Season 2, star Rachel Nichols, the overlapping concentric circle between the two, spoke exclusively to SciFiNow about working with JJ Abrams on both Alias and the first Star Trek movie.
“I met JJ years ago when I was auditioning or testing for Lost and I didn’t get it and I tested for Mission Impossible and I didn’t get that and then I tested for Alias and I got that,” said Nichols.
“He’s just incredible and he’s so loyal and brilliant and took the time to write me a handwritten note welcoming me to Alias.”
In Star Trek Nichols plays the green-skinned Orion female Gaila. She is about to get up close and personal with Chris Pine’s James T Kirk at Starfleet Academy when they are interrupted by Zoe Saldana’s Uhura. Despite the ordeal of being covered in green make-up, Nichols has only good things to say about that experience.
“Chris Pine is lovely and Zoe Saldana, obviously, and Zachary Quinto, all those guys,” said Nichols.
“JJ always surrounds himself with good people and I’ve always believed that attitude on set trickles down from the top. JJ is kind and loyal and warm and welcoming and all of his sets are like that so shooting Star Trek was one of those jobs where although the technical parts of it were kind of sticky – five or six hours of hair and make-up with the full body was like, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got to be up at 3.45 in the morning’ – it’s funny and jokey and there’s always laughter and there’s always a thank you. JJ will thank people.
“Everybody just loves him and I really like it when people of that kind of nature see the success that he has.”
Here is a new promo for Continuum season two for the Uk and we now have the air date as well 23rd May. And about updates I will get things back on track very soon so look out for all the updates coming soon.
Rachel and the full cast of Continuum were all at the Fan Expo Vancouver on 20th to show off season two for the fans and do press. 009 photos from the event are now in the gallery for you all. Credit to the fans who took the photos.
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“Continuum” fans, rejoice: the hugely popular sci-fi show about a foxy cop from the future is back this weekend with Season 2.
Last season’s action-packed finale left the show’s die-hard fans eager for more. Star Rachel Nichols, who plays main character and cop-from-the-future Kiera, promises that the new season will not disappoint. “Season 1 was calm on the roller coaster scale compared to Season 2,” she says.
HuffPost Canada TV pressed Nichols for as many details as possible about what we’ll see in Season 2. While she was understandably tight-lipped about the major plot points, she did let it slip that there will be plenty of relationship drama, trust issues and moral dilemmas. Sounds like good TV to us!
The show has been so successful! What kind of feedback have you been getting from fans? What has them so hooked?
The beauty of the show is that it’s so multi-faceted that any TV fan enjoys it. There are the sci-fi elements, there’s the time travel, there’s the procedural element, the crime-solving. It’s also very character-based, and I’ve found in my interaction with fans, they love the characters. There are so many characters on the show. You’ve got your goodies and your baddies and your in-betweens. Everybody can find somebody on the show they can relate to.
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Imagine if you had to choose between stopping terrorist acts or possibly changing your own future and eliminating your family in the process. When Continuum returns for a second season, Rachel Nichols’ lead crime fighting character Kiera Cameron, who has been transported back in time, has some tough choices to make. Kiera now has to not only stop terrorist organization Liber8, but also think about how her actions are effect the future she knows. Real Style talked to Rachel Nichols about this upcoming season, how Kiera has changed and her excitement over all of Continuum’s twists and turns.
Real Style: Without giving anything away, what can we expect from season two of Continuum?
Rachel Nichols: Obviously Kiera wants to get home in season two as well, but season one was very much about her wanting to get home. Season two is very much about responsibility. What I mean by that is that in season two Kiera really has to start thinking about how what I’m doing now is affecting the future. By changing the course of history, am I sacrificing my husband, my child, and other people? It’s the responsibility of ‘While I am here and I want to make the world a better place prevent horrible crimes and historically horrifying events from happening, what does that mean that I am doing to my future and the future of the world in general?’ We deal with a lot of that this season. This season is about responsibility and the ramifications of your actions.
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