Tim Rozon (Doc Holliday) is Nick Roman in THE SURREALTOR. Nick owns the Roman Agency, a realty company specializing in “metaphysically encased” properties. The Agency employs a research scientist (Father Phil Orley, played by Adam Korson), and a tech specialist (August Ripley, played by Maurice Dean Wint), who makes ghost detectors and other devices that are sometimes successful at ending hauntings. (Wint is also Marcie Diggs’ father in the CBC series DIGGSTOWN.) The main supposition seems to be that ghosts are part of the natural world and are subject to its rules. The Agency’s office manager is Zooey L’Enfant (Savannah Basley). Susan Ireland (Sarah Levy) is a realtor who does not believe in ghosts, and one of the first houses the Roman Agency will deal with is a lakeside property belonging to Megan Donovan (Tennille Read), a med student who inherited it from her grandfather.
Violet (Keeya King) joins Vanessa at the place she had first seen her in a dream. She is surprised to find Jack there as well, and explains what she found out about Hansen (Neal McDonough) and how she and Jack were created. Jack has suspected none of this, and it makes one wonder why she was permitted to leave home. (Maybe Hansen has spent too much time masquerading as a human, and became attached to his “step-daughters”, but how and why did he choose Jack to protect by allowing her to leave?) Vanessa says that the place where they find themselves is not real, and compares it with the places where Scarlett and her mother died, making a point of saying that the unreality of these places does not mean that what happens there is any less real. (Although Scarlett’s body did disappear.) Continue reading →
Siobhán Williams (Steph in “Walking After Midnight“) will play Stevie Case, one of the first well-known female gamers, in the USA Network pilot for MASTERS OF DOOM, a series based on the 2004 book by David Kushmer that told the true story of how John Carmack and John Romero escaped the broken homes of their youth and created the 90s video game sensations Doom and Quake. In the pilot, John Romero will be played by Eduardo Franco, and Patrick Gibson will play Carmack. Stevie Case was the first professional gamer signed to the Cyberathlete Professional League, and famously won a Quake deathmatch against Romero in 1997. She is now a regional sales director at Twilio in San Francisco. MASTERS OF DOOM is intended to be the first installment in an anthology series focusing on important moments in the development of the video game industry. Continue reading →