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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Toronto Measures Up With Syfy's "Three Inches"

The new Syfy superhero TV pilot "Three Inches", from Fox television Studios and Landscape Entertainment, starts lensing in Toronto, August 30.

"Three Inches" stars Noah Reid. James Marsters, Andrea Martin, Stephanie Jacobsen, Antony Del Rio, Naoko Mori, Kyle Schmid and Brandon Jay McLaren. Alona Tal, Craig Eldridge and Julian Richings will guest star in the pilot episode.

"...In 'Three Inches', professional daydreamer and underachiever, 'Walter Spackman' (Reid) is struck by lightning, and develops a unique 'super' power -- the ability to move any object using just his mind... but only a distance of three inches. He's soon recruited by a covert team of superheroes each gifted with their own extraordinarily ordinary abilities. Together, the unlikely band of heroes proves that 'super' is simply a state of mind..."

Jace Alexander directs the pilot from a screenplay by Harley Peyton.

Marsters is 'Troy Hamilton', a former government agent who takes Walter into his own team of heroes who fight evil wherever they find it. He is a father figure to Walter; Martin is 'Belinda Spackman', Walter's mother, a 'brutally honest', comically cynical force of nature that loves her son more than words can say and will do anything to protect him; Jacobsen is 'Watts', a beautiful hero who has the ability to shape the emotions of anyone she meets at close range; Del Rio will portray 'The Human Smell', an adventurous, often irritating teenager who is able to emit a pungent gas through his pores that disables anyone nearby; Mori will play 'Annika', a woman who can duplicate and broadcast any sound she hears; Schmid is 'Brandon', the team leader with all the cockiness and strength of a true action hero, minus the superpowers. He is the opposite of Walter and sees most of the team as freaks; McLaren plays 'Macklin Sportello', Walter's best friend, a big talker with not a lot to back it up. His relationship is tested when Walter begins to change, but he's the friend that will always be there for him.

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