Pictured: "Colony" Key Art -- (Photo by: USA Network)

‘Colony’ Facebook Live with Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies

The Colony Facebook page will be hosting a Facebook live event on season 3 premiere day, May 2nd.

Join Sarah Wayne Callies and Josh Holloway for the live event at 9pm ET/6 pm PT. Sarah shared the announcement on her Facebook page with the hashtag #stayhuman. Those pesky RAPs (random alien people) always seem to be nipping at their heels!

What are your other plans for Colony season 3 premiere night? Let us know if you are planning a viewing party or special snacks for the big day. Maybe we should roast some marshmallows since it looks like the Bowmans are in the woods at the beginning of season 3!

For those in proximity to Los Angeles, hope you scored a seat at the Colony premiere viewing party at Legendary Television in Burbank. The invitation notes that RSVPs are now closed. We will be watching for photos!

It’s almost here! Colonists unite for an exciting start to season 3. And don’t miss the Facebook live with Sarah and Josh!

COLONY -- Season:2 -- Pictured: Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman -- (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

‘Colony’ challenges us to help Bram

Colony has thrown down the gauntlet (see what I did there?). That’s right, challenges are in store for fans of Colony.

Check out this tweet from USA Network’s Colony account:

We need to keep our eyes peeled and ears open for challenges from Colony’s social media accounts on April 10th. Twitter has alerted all Colonists to assist Bram with “The Lost Transmissions”. (And believe me, it does not escape me that the word “Lost” is a part of this challenge coming from a show co-created by Carlton Cuse!)

The announcement is reminiscent of the games and tasks issued by Colony in season one. Who remembers Proxy Snyder’s broadcasts and building your dossier file?

Make sure you are following Colony on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so you do not miss a single directive from the team.

Collaborators, Resistance, and everyone in between – join in for the fun!

 

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO -- "Colony Press Room" -- Pictured: (l-r) Wes Tooke, Tory Kittles, Sarah Wayne Callies, Ryan Condal, Peter Jacobson, and Josh Holloway -- (Photo by: Matt Winkelmeyer/USA Network)

Colony season 3 – Let’s do this!

It is almost time for Colony to return to USA Network for season 3.

Yes, it was tough waiting for a premiere date, especially after we had become accustomed to the season beginning in January. But it’s coming on May 2nd!

The footage from the trailer has me very intrigued about seeing the story play out, at least in part, outside the confines of a city. The Bowmans are in the woods! And if you watch closely, you will see Snyder with them donning his best lumberjack gear.

Will’s hair is shorter. Oh my gosh, how will we cope without the hair flips?  I’m just hoping he still needs to toss his bangs out of his eyes now and then. Snyder’s hair is a tad longer though and he’s sporting a beard.

Is it hard to see Snyder without the sleek suit and perfectly groomed hair? I kind of wonder if he keeps a table set up inside a tent with a chalice and full place setting even though they are “roughing it”! You can take the Snyder out of the city, but can you take the city out of Snyder? I have a feeling we will get some great “fish out of water” moments.

I would encourage you to take time to check out the videos of the Colony set visits that Amy Vorpahl makes on behalf of Nerdist.com. Hysterical! It doesn’t matter if you are #TeamSnyder or #TeamBroussard. Each have their moments to shine. (Okay, maybe Tory has an edge on Peter in the videos, wink wink!)

Here is Part 1. You can find more on the Nerdist website.

I never tire of the smack talk between Tory Kittles and Peter Jacobson. In fact, I’d like to think I have facilitated (or is it instigated?) that banter historically!

Speaking of #TeamSnyder and #TeamBroussard, be sure to check out Wendy’s shirt designs at ColonyIvasion.com. You’ll never guess which one I chose! Okay, maybe you will. With all my fan love for Broussard, the show would never be complete without Snyder. I need my Snyder too!

And how about Wayne Brady joining the cast? Check out Melissa’s article on So Many Shows for highlights from Wayne and more.

Sarah Wayne Callies makes her directorial debut this season. And it looks like her character gets an up close look at a fallen alien aircraft.

Get ready for more Talk Colony Podcast! Jay and I will be back to break down each episode and bring you lots of fun coverage for Colony! Be sure to let us know what you are most excited about for the new season!

And, remember RAPs are (random alien) people, too! I look forward to enjoying the new season with you all!

 

Travis Manawa (Cliff Curtis), Nick Clark (Frank Dillane) and Luciana (Danay Garcia) in S3 episode 1 Fear The Walking Dead Photo credit: Michael Desmond/AMC

TNTtalk Podcast #7: Discuss Fear The Walking Dead and Walker Stalker Con Nashville

We are back and so is Fear The Walking Dead! Tameche and I sat down to dissect Fear The Walking Dead season 3 episodes 1 – 3.

But first, tune in for our chat about Walker Stalker Con Nashville. Get some tips and information on the popular convention. For more in depth coverage of our visit, check out our posts on UndeadWalking.com.

As usual I had plenty of questions and Tameche was quick to serve up answers and her theories. She always seems to come up with something I never even thought of!

Hope you enjoy the show! You can submit questions, thoughts, and suggestions to tracey@talkcolony.com. Thank you for listening!

Talk Colony Awards – Here is your ballot!

Welcome to the first annual Talk Colony Awards (TCAs)!

Tracey and Jay will be announcing the TCA winners on the next Talk Colony Podcast.

This is your chance to identify the characters and/or actors that most influenced Colony season 2 across a variety of categories.

There are 14 different categories so make sure you select your choice and press the “Vote” button for EACH different category. The very last category allows you to write-in your own choice. All results will be hidden from view and announced on the Talk Colony Podcast.

****Do not forget to click the “Vote” icon for EACH category!***

Thanks for voting and have fun!

Our last poll gives you the option to either select one of the choices given or add your own answer. Think about who you most enjoyed interacting with and/or hearing from on social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram).

 

 

COLONY: Josh Holloway is a guest on HARRY 1/16

Tune in or set Harry Connick Jr.’s new talk show HARRY to record today 1/16!

Our Colony leading man, Josh Holloway, will be a guest on Harry’a show this afternoon at 2:00 pm EST on FOX. Check your local listings to get the specifics for your area.

We cannot wait to see what Josh has to say about his heroic character Will Bowman and what’s in store for Colony season 2!

COLONY: Recap of S2 premiere, need your input for Talk Colony Podcast

Fellow Colonists!

What a premiere night! Colony dropped us full throttle into the day of The Arrival.  Flashing back to our main characters on that day was quite revealing.  We gleaned new information and learned that everything was not quite what we had originally been “told”.

We will be breaking down the episode in full Talk Colony fashion on the Talk Colony Podcast this weekend.  We will revisit our regular segments such as:

  • Who “owned” the episode?
  • What was the biggest reveal?
  • What’s the #BuzzFromTheBloc ?
  • And, of course, we will calculate the number of Josh Holloway Hair Flips that the episode earned!

Let us know what burning questions/topics you would like us to discuss on the podcast. We want your feedback!

And, meanwhile, check out our Colony S2 recap on Fan Fest News where we will be publishing most of our written content.

RECAP of COLONY episode 2.01 “Eleven.Thirteen”

“Talk” to you again soon!!

 

 

COLONY: Talk Colony Podcast preps for S2

Talk Colony Podcast is recording a pre-season episode to get ready for Colony S2, which premieres on 1/12.

Keep your eyes peeled and ears ready for our first installment of 2017 complete with:

  • Colony news
  • Burning Questions
  • Buzz From The Bloc
  • and more!!

Tweet @TalkColonyTV or comment to let us know if you have a burning question we should discuss!

COLONY: Sarah Wayne Callies talks Katie’s relationship with Broussard

Sarah Wayne Callies graciously and enthusiastically responded to inquiries  on a press call this week arranged by NBC Universal.

I was particularly interested in her response to an excellent question posed by Jackie Bojarski with Talk Nerdy With Us regarding the development of Katie and Broussard’s partnership in the Resistance.  Read on to learn more about this powerful pair!

Jackie Bojarski:​ Broussard and Katie have kind of become confidants over the course of the show so far. But the history between them is still a mystery. Can you shed any light as to how they became friends and how they kind of grew to trust each other over everyone else?

Sarah Wayne Callies: You know, I think part of that has to do with the history of a bartender and a patron, you know. Broussard and Katie got to know each other before it all happened. And I always imagine that, you know, he’d come into the bar between deployments and she recognized in him a man like her husband — someone who’s, you know, a military man and somebody who’s been through some stuff and someone who needs maybe a little bit of space to deal with what he’s been through and what he’s seen, a space not to be judged and a space maybe not for anyone to say I know how you’re feeling, because in my experience, a lot of vets feel things that no one can understand.

COLONY -- "Zero Day" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

​And so, I think they developed a respect and a friendship before it all happened, before it all went down. I don’t know if they will go this route or not, but something Tory and I talked about is a possibility that when the arrival happened, he was in the bar and he was one of the people who helped Katie get out. Tory and I talked about it. We shared it with Ryan and Carlton. I don’t know if they’ll build that into our backstory, but.

​So I think part of it has to do with that kind of history. And I think another part of it (unintelligible) I think (we all) have a gut feeling about the people in our lives that we can really trust. And it doesn’t – sometimes it happens right away. Sometimes it evolves over time. But there are people in your life that you just go ok, I’m all in. I trust you. And I think Katie brings that trust out in Broussard and it’s a trust he doesn’t have for many people.

​And I think she just absolutely trusts him, which is why, you know, Quale’s orders to have her killed I think really shake Katie to her foundation, because she sees that Broussard is contemplating it. It’s his nature as a man who follows the chain of command is contending his (unintelligible). Yes.

​So when he emerges up the other side of that as a human being, I think then he becomes somebody that like – I think that does bring them ironically closer together. Does that make sense?

Thank you, Jackie, for that excellent question. I loved getting Sarah’s perspective on the relationship. And thank you, Sarah Wayne Callies, for bringing such a rich character to our screens!

The COLONY season 1 finale ‘Gateway’ airs tonight 3/17 on USA network.

Link

COLONY: S1 Finale Sneak Peek

Are you nervous about Thursday’s season 1 finale episode of COLONY?

If so, the sneak peek below probably won’t calm your nerves!

We see a very distressed Maddie trying to safely get Hudson as well as her niece and nephew into the GZ courtesy of Nolan Burgess. But wait, where is Bram? And furthermore, where are Will and Katie?

We have seen Maddie’s strength of spirit in recent episodes, but managing the safety of three young people is quite a lot to bear alone. Add large crowds pressing for their own spot in the safe zone, nervous kids, and an AWOL teenager, and you have one desperate Maddie.

Are we on the brink of even further separation among the Bowman family??

Click this link for the sneak peek: 

COLONY season 1 finale Sneak Peek

Colony ‘Zero Day’: a CON-frontational episode

While there were several showdowns between certain characters in the latest installment of COLONY, there were some cons at work as well, thus the emphasis on “con” in confrontational.  Let us take a look at some of the key interactions in episode 1.09 ‘Zero Day’.

Will and Beau vs. Proxy Snyder

Will and Beau are set on finding a way out of the Los Angeles Bloc.  They begin using the chaotic events that occur on the anniversary of the Arrival to weave a tale of insurgency going on beyond the Wall.  They plant the seed that some insurgents are operating both inside and outside of the bloc boundary.  And thus begins a long con to convince Snyder into giving them safe passage out of the Colony.

COLONY -- "Geronimo" Episode 105 -- Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Geronimo” Episode 105 — Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Snyder gives them permission to investigate outside the Wall to look for an active cell there.  They plan to scope out a skyscraper that just happens to provide an excellent view of the outlying area.  But they have to take Lagarza’s team with them.

Will cleverly suggests that he and Beau take the even floors while Lagarza’s group takes the odd ones. Having found a way to separate themselves from Lagarza, Will and Beau fake a shootout on the top floor and plant an insurgency map beneath a napkin on the ground. They call for backup and “explain” that they lost the suspects who “escaped” down the back stairwell.  Lagarza finds the map and is convinced there is indeed a cell operating there, one that has found a way in and out of the bloc.

Will, Beau, and Lagarza return to Homeland and report the “shooting” to Snyder.  In a fortuitous turn of events, Snyder reports that his engineers have found an open tunnel beneath the DWP.  This would explain the cell’s access in and out of the bloc. Snyder wants to shut the tunnel down, but Will quickly suggests that use it as a trap instead.  Lagarza agrees.

COLONY -- "Broussard" Episode 107 -- Pictured: (l-r) Kathryn Morris as Charlotte, Amanda Righetti as Maddie -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Broussard” Episode 107 — Pictured: (l-r) Kathryn Morris as Charlotte, Amanda Righetti as Maddie — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Maddie vs. Charlotte

Maddie refuses to let anything stand in the way of her son Hudson getting his medication.  She is also not keen on the idea of living a life without means.  Charlotte’s manipulations, however, are getting in the way of both.

After a long day of cleaning Charlotte’s kitchen, Maddie confronts her boss about the lack of trust Charlotte now has in her.  She “apologizes” and makes a peace-offering by sharing the location of some very distinguished pieces of art that no one else knows.  In actuality, Maddie is plotting a con of her own.

Charlotte uses the tip to track down the valuable items and Maddie agrees not to log the Gauguin piece.  Charlotte thinks she has the upper hand now.  Little does she know that Maddie plans to blow the whistle on Charlotte’s art embezzling.

Snyder vs. Nolan

Meanwhile, we learn that Charlotte’s husband, Nolan Burgess, reports to Proxy Snyder.  Snyder tries to find out from Nolan what the Authority’s plans are for undermining the Proxy’s regime and replacing him.  Nolan denies knowing anything about such a proposal. Is Nolan lying? Can Snyder trust him?

Upon learning of Charlotte’s thievery, Snyder uses the information to test Nolan’s loyalty to him. Snyder and the Redhats ascend upon the Burgess property and find the stolen artwork in Charlotte’s office.  Charlotte is carted away and Snyder gives Nolan a pass on the crime in exchange for his loyalty.  I believe some call that blackmail. But in one fell swoop, Maddie gets rid of Charlotte and Snyder gets the upper hand on Nolan.

COLONY -- "Zero Day" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

Broussard and Katie vs. Eckhart’s cell

Broussard and Katie plan to join forces with a new cell consisting of Eckhart, Morgan, and BB.  But first they must be approved by members of the new cell.  The new cell questions Katie’s experience, but Broussard stands by her.  Then the new cell resists giving full disclosure about their intel.  Katie confronts them saying there will be full disclosure or she and Broussard are out.  The two groups merge and embark on their mission to kidnap VIP Hyperion who is traveling on the Metro.

Katie vs. Gracie (and Lindsey)

Katie discovers Gracie reading “The Greatest Day” book that Lindsey had secretly given her.  Katie confronts Gracie about the book when Gracie says things to the effect of kids being the Hosts’ favorites.  Katie is livid when she looks through the book and learns that Lindsey has been trying to indoctrinate Gracie with the agenda of the Hosts. Gracie storms off and Will arrives home.

Will vs. Katie

Finally, we have the confrontation we have all been waiting for!  Will has a plan for Katie and the kids to escape the Colony with Beau via the tunnel while he finds Charlie.  They can all meet up in Black Bear to live a life off the grid and get out from under the Hosts’ thumb.  Brilliant, right? No, Katie does not accept the offer and insists on completing her mission with Broussard for what she considers to be the greater good.

COLONY -- Season:1 -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman -- (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

COLONY — Season:1 — Pictured: (l-r) Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman, Isabella Crovetti-Cramp as Grace Sullivan, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman — (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

 The couple comes to blows over Katie’s duplicity and wrestle with the state of their marriage.  Katie leaves and Will goes to tell Beau they will not be joining him. It appears that Beau will make the escape on his own and exchanges goodbyes with Will.

The Resistance vs. Hyperion

In the final scenes of ‘Zero Day’, we see the new Resistance team mistakenly blow up the Metro train instead of just nudging it off the tracks.  When they investigate the carnage, they find who or what they believe to be Hyperion.  They are awestruck when they find a robotic, perhaps alien-like masked figure.

Some characters seem to have come out victorious in this episode.  Others lost one or more battles.  And our beloved Bowmans are clearly at a standstill with conflicting points of view.

Next week’s season finale is sure to be as “explosive” as USA Network has been suggesting. Do we really have to wait a whole week?  Until then . . .

COLONY: Who is Morgan?

Thursday, March 10th, brings a brand new episode of COLONY.  We also meet a new character in episode 1.09, Resistance operative and technical guru, Morgan.

Morgan is played by the lovely Thora Birch.  You will recognize Ms. Birch from several popular films such as American Beauty and Hocus Pocus.

Thora recently answered press questions on a conference call sponsored by NBC Universal.  She gave some interesting insight into her character.  So, if you want to get to know Morgan in advance of her COLONY debut, here’s your chance. And be sure to check out the exclusive clip from her first episode at the end of the post.

Here are some excerpts from the call:

Agatha Kasprzak with, Oh So Gray inquires:

You play Morgan, a laidback software engineer with a conscious. How did you prepare for this role?

Thora responds:

So, I don’t have a lot of experience in the whole tech world, but I responded to my character’s determination to have an impact and to make her presence known in one way or another.

And so she’s got – she’s kind of the complete package. She’s got the know-how and she’s got the balls to pull off some amazing stuff.

Mary Powers with TV Geek Talk.com inquires:

Good afternoon and thanks for taking the call. You said that your character is a software engineer. Besides that, what more can you tease about your character and how she’s going to fit in into the overall show, starting in Thursday’s episode?

Thora responds:

Okay, so I’m not 100% completely clued in as my character’s trajectory, either. But she is working on the resistance side of things. She is not a collaborator. She’s definitely a resister.

And her journey is only just starting. Like these two episodes that you’re going to see this coming week and next week, it’s only the beginning.

Mary again:

Okay, so it’s more than just a recurring role? Should we possibly expect to see the character more in…

Thora responds:

No, it is recurring. I have no idea how it’s all going to wind up. But it is a recurring role.

But she’s playing a part in a major operation that kind of wraps up the season really nicely and kind of leaves the audience, you know, really wanting more.

Jorge Solis with MStars News inquires:

Hi. I was wondering, what do you find similar to your character Morgan, and what do you feel are you different from your character?

Thora responds:

So Morgan is a little bit more Type A. She is – you know, she’s got this whole knowledge in a world that I personally don’t share. I don’t share here set of skills.

But, she does have a determination. And she’s very passionate, which is something that I can completely relate to.

Those are certainly some great insights into Morgan!

If you would like to get an advance look at her character in action, click HERE for an Exclusive Sneak Peek of #COLONY 1.09 ‘Zero Day’ from USA Network.

COLONY -- "Zero Day" Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman -- (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY — “Zero Day” Episode 109 — Pictured: (l-r) Tory Kittles as Broussard, Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

COLONY Episode 108: Just when you think you have some things figured out

Boy does COLONY keep us on our toes! Just when we think we start to have some pieces figured out, things take a different turn. Let us take a look at some of the new developments revealed this week.

Helena’s boss is not THE boss. Helena, Chief of Staff for the Governor General, makes a surprise visit to Proxy Snyder’s office and shares that the “Chief Minister of the Pacific Coast” is coming for a visit.
This is an entirely new level of authority in the Transitional Government.

While this may be one step closer to our hosts, it begs the question — just how many layers are there in the Transitional Authority? The complexity of the organization is broadening the scope of the story and making it all the more intriguing!

Will is not ALWAYS the nice guy.
Okay, truth be told, I really do believe he is a nice guy. But that does not get in the way of him protecting that which he holds most dear, his family. It was quite jarring to see him swiftly take Quayle out of the equation, a brutal decision he made personally, not just in the line of duty.

Beau has an allegiance after all.
As I mentioned in a Tweet this week, we have come to know Beau as the definition of chill – Hawaiian shirts, always taking time for tacos, finding ways to slow down investigations. He has been the Switzerland of Homeland, keeping his job while not really getting that involved.

He takes an about face this week, pledging his loyalty to and alignment with Will. This bromance just went to the next level. The Bowmans have a friend in Beau.

Proxy Snyder governs to the beat of his own drum.
The way the Transitional Authority rhetoric rolls off his tongue, you would think Snyder has been using some sort of regulation scripts handed down from our hosts. Well it turns out, much of that rhetoric may be his own. Helena shares that the other Proxy Governors do not rule the same way, that they elicit even more fear from their constituents.

Is Snyder the nice guy in this game?? I certainly cannot get past his execution of Luis, but are his counterparts in the Authority even more ruthless? Scary thought.

The factory is not necessarily a dead end.
We get a glimpse of Carlos spending his days laboring in the Factory. Our comrades in The Flats seem to think the Factory is a death sentence (and it may very well be if you get a cough!)

The families of those taken to the Factory believe their loved ones have as much as disappeared off the face of the Earth. But this appears only to be half true. They haven’t actually disappeared, but they most certainly are no longer on Earth. They are on the Moon!

The occupation is an ugly, brutal world.
I think we have all known this from the beginning. But the Bowmans’ lifestyle has been a little easier on the eyes since Will “accepted” the position with Homeland Security. A fancy car, visits to he park, laughter at The Yonk. All this in contrast to Rachel and her sons’ fate – a shocking reminder that there is nothing romantic about the occupation or trying to resist its authority. No one is truly safe.

Be sure to tune in next week, Thursday March 10, for an all new episode of COLONY, the last episode before the Season 1 finale. Hopefully, we will get some more answers, but no doubt we will come away with more questions!

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network/COLONY

COLONY: Geography lesson with Ryan Condal

Here at Talk Colony™ we are all about asking questions and trying to understand the COLONY universe as fully as possible.  So, we are thrilled that COLONY co-creator Ryan Condal took to Twitter this week to clear up some questions about the geography of the show’s colonized world. In fact, we had posed some of these questions on our Talk Colony™ podcast recently!

Here’s what Ryan had to share with fans:

Thank you so much, Ryan, for all that clarification! It is very helpful information.  And I think we are ready for that quiz!

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network/COLONY

COLONY: What is inside the book Lindsey shares with Gracie?

In an effort to be an eagle-eyed viewer, I was able to track down the content we see as tutor Lindsey opens the book she shares with Gracie in COLONY episode 7 ‘Broussard’. I first took a screen shot of the scene where Lindsey opens the book and magnified my photo. I was able to make out the text “Welcome to Generations of Grace”. Upon searching the web, I found these sample pages for a children’s Sunday School curriculum called Generations of Grace (GOG) that match the screenshot.

These pages come from a curriculum created and used by a Christian church in California about the Bible. So, I don’t think we are going to get any intel here on the fictional “church” group we saw in COLONY this week. I suspect that these pages with cartoon drawings were simply enclosed in a faux cover for production purposes in an effort to indicate that Lindsey was showing Gracie a children’s version of her own fictional book.

But with Carlton Cuse at the helm, I will continue to look for hidden messages on screen as we so frequently became accustomed to in LOST. And sure enough, there are plenty of coincidences in many of the books, names, etc. that we see in COLONY.

For instance, Katie refers to herself as “Amelia Gould” when leaving a message for Broussard using the pay phone. This happens to be the name of a female character in Joseph Conrad’s novel, Nostromo, the book being used for deciphering Resistance messages. Do a little research on the characters in the book and I think you’ll find this coincidence interesting.

Meanwhile, I suspect many fans noticed that the cover of the book Lindsey shows to Gracie shows an image strikingly similar to the “light show” we see from the balcony of Proxy Snyder’s home in the Pilot episode. Superimposed on top of this image is the logo from the pin that Lindsey wears. What do you think these images represent? I suspect more will be revealed soon!

Keep your eyes peeled!

COLONY: New web content for the series

Many new questions were raised after the second episode of COLONY aired last night, January 21st. The stakes became higher and the cast grew larger. You may be scratching your head wondering about some of the things that transpired in the episode.

Surely a lot of those puzzlers are part of the ongoing mystery of the occupation. But did you know that the USA Network website for the series gives you an episode guide after each installment? This guide helps you review the episode to be sure you did not miss any new intel!

The guide for episode 2 can be found here: S1E2 Guide for “A Brave New World”.

Watch for new photo galleries, videos, and posts each week as well!

And if you want to immerse yourself in a role playing scenario of COLONY, you will find new content on the interactive ColonyTV.com now that episode 2 has aired.

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network, COLONY

Photo Credit: NBC Universal/USA Network, COLONY

Look for:

  • the next mission
  • new locations on the Los Angeles bloc map
  • additional intel and luxury items
  • encrypted radio broadcasts from “Geronimo”

As you explore the site, perform missions, and gather information, you can earn achievements toward increasing your rank in Security. I am SO close to rank 3 and anxious to see what my new “job” will be.

You also unlock exclusive content for completing missions, helping you get even more scoop from the show. And while you are online, you can enter for each new weekly sweepstakes.

So go ahead and read, watch, and play along with COLONY!

COLONY: Interactive website takes you inside the Los Angeles bloc

If you have not yet visited the ColonyTV.com website, you are missing out on some awesome interactive features.  The site takes you inside the Los Angeles bloc and allows you to set up your own security profile.  But do not stop there.

There’s much more!  You will have the opportunity to choose your side as a Collaborator or member of the Resistance movement.  Changing loyalties makes you a double agent.  Switching allegiances also allows you to unlock classified intel from both sides.  Earn achievements by completing missions and other interactions with the site.

One of the most insightful features is the map of locations throughout the bloc.  You can explore areas in the Green Zone as well as the Flats and learn about characters in those areas.  Not all locations on the map are available yet depending on which episodes have aired.  So check back regularly for new locations and available features. And if you are leaning toward the Resistance, be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled for secret Geronimo broadcasts!

All the intel you unlock is stored in your personal Dossier for reference. And, of course, you earn increasing rank as you progress through the site as well.  Be on the lookout for contests you can enter and new videos about your favorite new show, COLONY.

Check out a few snapshots from the website below and then log in for your own experience!

COLONY: Carl Weathers drops hints about his role

We have seen images of Carl Weathers in COLONY promo pics. But we do not yet know the context of his role. Fortunately, we now know he will be around for awhile! Mr. Weathers shared the following tweet today sharing that he would be in the next 8 episodes of the new USA Network series after the COLONY pilot.

If you have not watched the COLONY yet on early release, be sure to tune in tonight at 10:00 p.m. EST to get on board. The show is quickly gaining a large and loyal following, so don’t miss out!

COLONY: Learn the lingo

Red Hats? Green Zone? What are those things? USA Network’s new series, COLONY, has some vocabulary unique to its story. You will want to be well-versed in the COLONY lingo in order to get the most from the storyline.

Now you could be like me and watch the pilot early On Demand, multiple times, with subtitles to catch each word. Or, you can visit the tutorial at ColonyTV.com, the show’s interactive website. Or, you can read on and get a crash course here. Even better, do all three!

Here are several terms as I have come to understand them:

  • Colonists – residents living in the recently occupied Los Angeles under some oppressive conditions
  • Hosts – the unknown group that has taken over Los Angeles
  • Transitional Authority – a mysterious governing body administering the plans of the even more mysterious “hosts” who have taken over Los Angeles
  • Red Hats – the militia that enforces the laws and demands of the Transitional Authority
  • Collaborate – work with and support the Transitional Authority
  • Resist – clandestinely work against the Transitional Authority in hopes of taking back Los Angeles
  • Bloc – That’s right, there is no “k”s in these of blocs, which are different geographical regions divided by ginormous, impenetrable walls. i.e. Los Angeles bloc and Santa Monica bloc. Colonists are NOT allowed to move freely between blocs.
  • Flats – These are the housing areas for the Colonists, much less affluent than the Green Zone areas.
  • Green Zone – This is the much more affluent area inhabitanted by the Transitional Aurhority and its associates.

    COLONY -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder -- (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

    COLONY — Season:1 — Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder — (Photo by: Justin Stephens/USA Network)

  • Drones – provide additional remote surveillance
  • Proxy – The Transitional Authority’s designated leader over a particular bloc. i.e. Proxy Alan Snyder governs the Los Angeles Bloc
  • The Factory – an ominous location where people are threatened to be sent
  • Exclusion Zone – areas between blocs, which are only accessible under highly regulated procedures

I hope this helps prepare you for your COLONY viewing. And I would love to hear your comments!

COLONY: Episode 1 now available on USA Now app

The pilot of USA Network’s new series, COLONY, is now available to watch on the USA Now app. There are no special codes or tweeting required. However, the show’s official Twitter feed @ColonyUSA did announce the current availability of the episode.

The official premiere date for COLONY is January 14th. But you don’t have to wait. Watch now and return to TalkColony.com to share your thoughts!

Watch Colony pilot early

Calling all Colony fans! You have the chance to watch the pilot episode before the show premieres on 1/14/16.

Go to Colony‘s Twitter account @ColonyUSA and request your “clearance” to view the pilot early.

A tweet will be sent your way with a link and passcode for watching the very first episode of Colony starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies. Colony airs on USA Network.