The Dollhouse Season 2 DVDs will be released tomorrow, October 11, not October 12 as we originally posted. Check out the clip at Hey U Guys which features Tahmoh prominently.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
If this surge of press continues, to keep up I'm going to need a minion, er... assistant. If interested, email me. Update: Minion found! Now on to your Tahmoh news update:
Next Friday, Feb. 13, Dollhouse premieres right before Battlestar, as Tahmoh himself jokes, "It's a big night for me. I guess I'm on two shows!"
THIS weekend, Tahmoh will be in New York City with Joss Whedon for NYC Comic Con:
"Tahmoh will be speaking at the Dollhouse panel from 12:45 to 1:45 PM on Feb 8 in the IGN Theater as well as signing beside Joss at the autograph signing from 2 to 3 PM in the Autograph Area in the rear of the Exhibition Hall."In other con news, Tahmoh will be at Emerald City ComiCon in Seattle on April 4-5, and here's a partial transcript of Tahmoh's appearance at Battlestar Starfury (London).
Access Hollywood interviewed Tahmoh in a charity gifting suite:
How awesome has Battlestar been of late?
If you're feeling sad about the end of the show, tracy_loo_who has scanned the cast's farewell letters, including Tahmoh's. Sad, but sweet.
Now on to Dollhouse, including this new promo pic of Paul from episode 1:
There's a short summary of the second episode, "The Target," here.
Sci-fi Wire interviews Tahmoh about Dollhouse.
New "Jossverse" video on the official FOX site: How to pronounce Tahmoh.
Dollverse: More fun with pronunciation. The whole cast weighs in on how to say their names.
Dollverse podcast has more on the show and with the cast. They also have the details on the shooting versus airing order for the first season episodes.
SpoilerTV has 4 clips from the premiere, the last one with Tahmoh:
LA Times interviews Whedon about the set and has a photo gallery.
Daily Beast speaks to Joss about Dollhouse, the networks and the Internet.
Reviews of Dollhouse: News-Journal Online, TV Overmind, TIME
All about Tahmoh was named one of the top 100 best Sci-fi blogs, so yah!
UPDATE: FOX posts video from the Dollhouse photoshoot.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The crazy volume of press continues with more exclusive interviews, videos, photos and clips. First a promotional photo from Friday's Galactica premiere:
According to Ron Moore's podcast, apparently that scene with Helo, Hera and Sharon was almost cut.
Find out all you wanted to know about behind-the-scenes filming that episode, thanks to Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune who speaks with Ron Moore, the writers and the director.
Sci-fi Wire: The Battlestar cast on their favorite moments from the series.
"When you get on a new series with someone like Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, there's a lot of nerves involved in the beginning. I was green at the time. You're in your head quite a lot. I'm sure Grace [Park] would say the same thing. We were both in the same position. You know, feeling a lot of pressure," says Penikett. "We've got Eddie directing the episode, and he's got complete confidence, and he's just laughing and he's super excited, and I just had this real moment where I'm like, 'Holy crap! I'm sitting here on a new series and I've got Edward James Olmos taking to me like a little kid, and he's so excited about doing this scene with me.' It was a huge moment for me, because one of my favorite films is Blade Runner. I remember seeing that when I was a little kid with my dad, and I remember being so moved by Eddie more than anything else. Even as a little kid I was like, 'Who is that guy? I want to know more about him.' He was completely compelling and interesting. I've been a fan of his ever since. And then to come full circle and finally be working with the man was a huge moment for me."Nice moment from Michael Trucco (Anders):
"One of my fondest memories from this series came in my first week on set way back in early season two," says Trucco. "After about three or four days of shooting on location in the forest, I had become fairly comfortable and close with Katee and Grace and Tahmoh. We all hit it off almost immediately. The four of us just gelled, and Tahmoh and I have very similar senses of humor, so we'd riff off each other at the drop of a hat. And one afternoon on set between setups I was sitting in one of the cast chairs next to Grace, and she looked over at me and said, 'It feels like you've been here since the beginning. ... I think they should keep you around.' Who knew then that that would eventually be the case? That meant a lot to me in that moment, and I've never forgotten it since."FOX has posted the infamous "Wallhouse" moment--aka Tahmoh's first scene on Dollhouse--to their newly redesigned Dollhouse website. The new site includes a character bio for Paul Ballard and new actor bio for Tahmoh.
Here's the Paul character bio:
"Paul Ballard is an FBI agent assigned to the dead-end case designated "Dollhouse." He believes the Dollhouse is a secret and powerful human trafficking operation. Everyone else at the FBI and otherwise believes it's an urban legend. But the ridicule only feeds Paul's obsession with the Dollhouse and it's occupants. Specifically, one occupant - Echo, whom he believes in her former life to have been a girl named Caroline."Zap2it: Exclusive interview with Tahmoh, "Helo speaks: Chatting with 'Battlestar Galactica's' Tahmoh Penikett"
"Some of the best scenes I've had with Grace [Park, who plays Sharon] are actually in this last season. There was some incredible work, really great storylines -- it's really going to blow fans away."TV Addict: Exclusive interview with Tahmoh about Dollhouse and Battlestar.
Would it be safe to say that Paul has a personal connection to someone in the Dollhouse?Sky1 interviews Tahmoh about Battlestar [~ 5 min. video]:
"There’s definitely potential for that. But we all know Joss Whedon. Perhaps in our second or third season it will come out that Paul and Echo knew each other at a certain point. Or what I’d like to say and I don’t often share my choices, is that I think Paul suffered some loss in the past and that something in this girl (Echo) reminds him of that. Something happened in his life that makes him set on helping those in distress, especially females. There is something with this girl that changes everything and motivates him even more."
Access Hollywood interviewed Eliza Dushku, Dichen Lachman, Fran Kranz and Tahmoh briefly at the TCAs:
Newsarama reports Joss Whedon and some of the Dollhouse cast will be at New York Comic Con (Feb. 6-8). No details on who exactly will appear or what panels they'll be on yet.
Dollverse: Eliza Dushku, Olivia Williams, Dichen Lachman and Tahmoh talk about fan excitement for Dollhouse:
A new promotional 30-sec spot for Dollhouse, now airing on FOX.
FOX:"Understanding the Dollhouse" featurette with Joss, Eliza, Fran, & Olivia:
On a random note: Tahmoh Penikett and Eliza Dushku share their favorite Mickey Rourke stories with Spike Feresten:
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tahmoh, Eliza Dushku and the rest of the main cast attended the Dollhouse Fox panel at the 2009 Winter Television Critic's Association Tour on January 13th in Los Angeles:
Update: New high-res panel shot:
Coverage of the Dollhouse TCA panel: Dollverse, IGN, The Live Feed, Wired, Broadcasting & Cable. IGN is the most extensive.
dryope has posted tons of photos from the TCA events and Fox after party:
Pioneer Local has a positive review of the Dollhouse pilot.
Finally, don't forget Battlestar Galactica returns this Friday at 10pm. The premiere will run 3.5 minutes long, so adjust your DVRs accordingly. Here are some cute behind-the-scenes photos to get you excited:
Monday, January 12, 2009
This week brings yet more photos, videos and interviews in the run up to Dollhouse's February premiere. Don't forget Battlestar returns this Friday!
Update: Here's a photo of Tahmoh with his stunt double on the Battlestar set:
New Dollhouse cast photo:
SFX profile of Tahmoh from the December 2008 issue, thanks to multipleverses:
TV.com review of the Dollhouse premiere.
SCIFI Wire interview with Eliza Dushku (her "funnest" scene is with Tahmoh.)
New video on FOX's Dollhouse website: Joss coaches Eliza on how to walk "sexy" (includes brief clip with Tahmoh).
dryope: Lots of photos of Tahmoh at the Access Hollywood gifting suite:
With a pen and ink art piece (a self-portrait?).
With whitening toothpaste? Ha! See many more in dryope's post.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here is a roundup of some of the latest Tahmoh-related news about Battlestar and Dollhouse. Enjoy and see you in the New Year!
Battlestar Galactica - "Sometimes A Great Notion" (4.13) promo photo:
High-res version of the "So Fox, So Fresh" photo campaign shot:
TV Guide Q & A with Eliza Dushku, mentions Tahmoh's character:
Does Echo get into any serious scrapes? [highlight to read spoiler]
Tahmoh Penikett [of Battlestar Galactica] plays FBI agent Paul Ballard, and he’s been investigating the dollhouse for years. He and I just shot a four-page Muay Thai [boxing] , dirty fight scene- I still have bruises.
Dushku talks more about Dollhouse in another TV Guide interview here.Galactica Role-Playing Game:
Access Hollywood Dollhouse Set Visit With Dushku & Whedon: Part 1, Parts 2 & 3
E!Online Dollhouse set visit with Eliza Dushku.
Time's TV critic, James Poniewozik, has seen the Dollhouse pilot and is mostly pleased.
Mark Shepherd will guest star on Dollhouse and interact with Tahmoh's character, Paul Ballard [spoilers].
Read more about Dollhouse in the latest edition of SFX magazine (178):
"It's great, being in Dollhouse with Tahmoh," Shepherd said, thinking of the great camaraderie that exists on Joss Whedon shoots. "Just walking onto a set and him being there, Joss being there of course… A lot of fun for me ..."For the new Battlestar promos, see Galactica Sitrep. This one has Helo:
A Tahmoh Penikett picspam by benelie. Lots of great Starfury pics:
Here is another great shot of Tahmoh in London, thanks to Galactica.TV:
Tons more Starfury photos of Tahmoh by ruthkit!
Dollhouse Wiki: A Paul Ballard paper doll!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tahmoh will star as Dwane, a mid-level drug dealer, in the upcoming independent film about meth, Run Rabbit Run.
Grace Park plays Hannah Moon, the sister of the lead character. Here's the official synopsis:
Terry King is not just another entrepreneurial young man. He cooks crystal meth in a garage. His brother, Jay, is his legman, hustling the drug to his network of misfits and social castaways. Terry doesn't use, but Jay does. He thinks he's in control. When Jay meets an idealistic young film student named Paul Moon, he convinces him that meth should become Paul's drug of choice. A chaotic weekend follows, and Paul descends into madness. His life, and those of the people he meets, will never be the same.The blog for the film reports they finished a preliminary cut in March.
A long trailer for the film on YouTube includes two scenes with Tahmoh (NSFW for all the reasons you would imagine in a movie about meth):
A shorter trailer on the film's website features a different scene with Tahmoh (& two scenes with Grace). Note: this trailer is also NSFW.
A few more short video clips are also available on the website. The photo section has quite a few stills and behind-the-scenes shots with Tahmoh.
Here are some more screencaps, stills and behind-the-scenes shots:
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Thanks to Katee, Chamalla and MaliB on the Sci-fi boards for their screencaps of Helo in the last two episodes of Galactica. I've uploaded them to separate episode galleries on the all.about.tahmoh Flickr: 4x09 - The Hub, 4x10 - Revelations.
I loved the midseason finale, "Revelations," which made up for my ambivalence over "The Hub" and hatred for "Sine Qua Non." I find myself largely in agreement with Alan Sepinwall's excellent reviews of the episodes: "Sine Qua Non", "The Hub", "Revelations".
For more terrific insight, be sure to check out Shandy's analysis and picspam of all of Helo's friendships over the past four seasons.
Speaking of picspams, here's a nice BSG Father's Day tribute.
Tahmoh appears briefly in a recent videoblog, "Are you Frakin' Kidding Me?!," (below) though his appearance might be considered somewhat spoilery for future eps, unless there's an episode I'm forgetting. There's also a clip of a scene on Galactica in the newest videoblog, "I'm a frakkin' Cylon?", 20 seconds from the end that includes Helo and seems potentially spoilery.
Finally, thanks to Mexichick for this photo of Tahmoh checking out the album that fans sent to the show in the aftermath of the strike:
Friday, May 23, 2008
The positive buzz for Joss Whedon's Fox series Dollhouse continues, with this breathless entry from Entertainment Weekly's blog, Pop Watch:
Dollhouse will touch on all of the things that enrich the soul of the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly. Drop-dead-gorgeous female hero? Check. Her search for identity and purpose while carrying out a specific mission (or, in this case, the specific mission-of-the-week)? Done. Disparate people banding together to forge a family out of isolation? In there. Skillfully twisted dialogue that's both catchy and revealing? Boom. Lots of the kicking of ass? Youbetcha.As for the promised behind-the-scenes look, if you're curious about Dollhouse, you simply must go check out the 20 photos of the main set for the show that have been posted to Dollverse.com.
Is watching Eliza Dushku's Echo have a different persona implanted on her each week, while searching for the truths of who she really is and how she got stuck in "the Dollhouse," something you're up for? (And does the prospect of Battlestar Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett — as a federal agent on her trail — taking his shirt off sweeten the deal?) I've already got my TiVo primed...how about you?
Very warm, earth tones with a Zen quality--simply stunning and huge! As the outsider FBI agent in the story, Tahmoh's character Paul Smith presumably won't be spending a lot of time on set, but Tahmoh should be used to that from the first season of Battlestar.
With the emergence of the trailer, sneak peek scene and promo photos for the series, a lot of fan art for the show is now appearing. Here are a few Paul icons by visualthinker11 and two banners by the talented Katee from the Sci-fi forum "Tahmoh Penikett Appreciation Thread."