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INTERVIEW: Suzanne Cyr Is The Headmaster in Night Raiders

Suzanne Cyr has been acting for over 20+ years and she might be one of those familiar faces you have seen on your screen, which shows under her belt like USA Network’s Suits and Covert Affairs. Next, you can watch Suzanne in her film, Night Raiders. Find out more below!

Hi Suzanne, thank you for answering our questions today! Can you tell us about your film, Night Raiders, and your role as The Headmaster? What drew you personally to its story? 

Night Raiders is the story of a Cree mother Niska who is on the run and has been living off the land, hiding her young daughter Waseese for 11 years. It’s set slightly in the future and there’s been a war after which children are taken from their parents and put into state run institutions where their spirits are broken and they are turned into “good soldiers and citizens” who work for the state. There’s a science fiction element to the film as drones are able to track and hunt down and capture any children who are on the run. Niska ends up having to surrender Waseese to one of the institutions. All of the elements of Night Raiders are taken from Canada’s real-life history of the attempt to colonize Canada and the residential schools that existed until very recently. My character, Headmaster, runs the academy that Wasesse ends up in. The character of Headmaster is representative of the priests that ran the real-life residential schools.

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The X-Files: Why I Choose to Be Optimistic

At this very moment, we are all getting bombarded with nostalgic marketing. All our favorites have been rebooted or are getting a reboot. They won’t stop putting Batman on the big screen and people are ready to sell their first-born for a Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie ticket… admit it, you considered it amidst yesterday’s advance-ticket-pocalypse. Even Gilmore Girls is getting a renewal via Netflix (don’t ask me why).

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Meanwhile, I am sitting here and eating up anything and everything that has to do with the new X-Files season that will premiere in January 2016. Six whole new episodes of my favorite show ever and ever? I need it. I want it.

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Ep. 183 The Concrete World

ep183concreteworld In this episode, the Lady Geeks spoke with the creative team behind the webcomic, The Concrete World — writer, Gavin Hignight and artist, James Emmett. We talk about the force behind the comic and Gavin even drops some new news!  Then we slowly started geeking out about horror, sci-fi, Doctor Who, X-Men and all sorts of things. Take a listen and then check out The Concrete World!

Star Trek Into Darkness, Did You Watch?

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Last night, Gizzy B and I watched Star Trek Into Darkness and we really enjoyed it! We won’t say much for now because we don’t want to spoil it for everyone out there, but feel free to let us know what you thought of the movie if you’ve seen it!

What were your favorite parts? Personally, I am not the biggest Benedict Cumberbatch fan (don’t worry, everyone else on Defective Geeks are inlove with him . . . just not me! Ha!) but what did you guys think of him in the movie? Who was your favorite character? How did this one compare to the first movie?

Zoey Zaldana rocked Uhura so hard, I thought! And the Kirk and Spock moments? Priceless.

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Ep. 116 Hollow Ship

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We spoke to Curtis Fortier and Helen McElwain — and Stephanie Sheh also joined us for a few minutes in the beginning! — about their upcoming comedy sci-fi webseries, Hollow Ship. Curtis and Helen joined forces to bring you a unique spin on a sitcom that takes place in a science fiction world. They spoke to us about what inspired the idea and the characters, plus what it took to get this project off the floor. Still, they need your help so please check out their Kickstarter page and donate or help spread the word!

Out of this World

The British Library has a special exhibition on Science Fiction called Out of this World. It’s on till the 25th of September.

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It’s not a gigantic exhibition, but they had a lot of really interesting books on display, some incredibly old ones. It covers everything from political satire, to comics, to pop up books.

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