Susie (Ksenia Solo) listens in on Hynek’s conversations with Quinn .
Professor Hynek figures out that the mysterious sequence of numbers he found in the first episode represents coordinates located in the interior of Antarctica. Just as he is about to investigate this discovery further, Mimi knocks at the door of his study (which she is surprised to find locked). Captain Quinn has arrived to whisk Hynek away to a small town in West Virginia, where the latest UFO sighting has occurred. Susie Miller (Ksenia Solo) shows up shortly after Hynek and Quinn leave, and insists that Mimi show her around town. In the car, Mimi is asked where she’d like to go. “You know, there’s this one place,” she says. “They read poetry, serve cocktails in soup cans, and smoke reefer. I’ve never been. I’ve only heard of it.”
Mimi and Susie preparing to switch drivers while the car is in motion.
After they arrive at the club, the two of them have drinks served (disappointingly) in glasses, not soup cans. Mimi (Laura Mennell) is obviously uncomfortable with the atmosphere of the place, and Susie suggests she needs to loosen up. Susie leaves, saying she’ll be back in a minute. Then two guys sit down next to Mimi and start to make out. Either because of that, or perhaps because a strange woman whispers in her ear offering drugs, Mimi decides to leave without waiting for Susie to return. She also sees Susie talking to a guy in a hat who looks out of place. so it is also possible that she suspects Susie has lured her out of the house for nefarious reasons (which is true). Susie’s associate has placed a bug in Hynek’s study. Continue reading →
Aleks Paunovic (Julius) will be Detective Osgard in HARD POWDER, an English-language adaptation of the 2014 Norwegian black comedy “In Order of Disappearance” (aka Kraftidioten). In the US version, Nels (Liam Neeson), a Colorado snowplow operator, takes the law into his own hands after his son is murdered by a drug cartel. Nels sets out to find those responsible and inadvertently ignites a gang war. Directed by Hans Petter Moland, and filmed in British Columbia and Alberta, HARD POWDER will be released in Australia and New Zealand on 14 February. Kraftidioten can be streamed on Netflix.
Paunovic is also Bojan Boscovic, “a large, fearsome looking man with frostbite scars and stumped ears”, in the TV version of the 2013 movie SNOWPIERCER, which was set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment has killed everyone on the planet except for a fortunate few who managed to board a train that continually circles the globe, powered by a perpetual motion engine. In the TV series, Bojan is a Breachworker, performing one of the most dangerous jobs on the train. He’s used to the cold and hazards of the job, and comfortable enough to joke about the risk. The show will star Jennifer Connolly and Daveed Diggs. Graeme Manson (co-creator of ORPHAN BLACK) has replaced Josh Friedmann as showrunner. The pilot will be reshot (the new version just had its first readthrough), and will now be directed by James Hawes. The ten-episode series will air on TNT sometime next year. Outside the US, SNOWPIERCER will be available on Netflix. Continue reading →