Alexander Woo Talks Latest Terror: Infamy Episode With Syfy; LA Times Speaks With Derek Mio
This week, Alexander Woo discusses the latest episode with Syfy Wire and IndieWire, while the Los Angeles Times talks to Derek Mio. Plus, George Takei speaks with CBC Radio about recreating an internment camp on set. Read on for more:
• Alexander Woo explains to Syfy Wire, "Chester's entire plan to lure the yurei away was shattered. He thought he could protect the people he loved and protect the people around him by taking the yurei away, and turns out she was back at camp the whole time. That leaves him in a real existential space of asking himself who he is."
• Discussing this week's episode, Alexander Woo tells IndieWire this was Chester's first encounter with a person born and raised in Japan "and he spends the vast majority of that time othering him, and the character Lieutenant Ota plays into that for a period of time until, by the end of it, there is this real human connection."
• Derek Mio tells the Los Angeles Times, "Getting to tell my family’s story on such a big platform is a special experience, to say the least."
• Speaking with CBC Radio, George Takei says the show's set was "very compellingly real and my real memories of the camp are those of when I was five to eight years old, and so when I saw the barbed wire internment camps set — and we rebuilt the camps on six and a half acres of land — it was done with great research, very authentically."
• Asked by NBC San Diego about the show's diversity, Cristina Rodlo says the cast was saying that "if this goes well, then more opportunities are going to come for Asians, for Latinos, and we need those opportunities."
• Paste declares, "Though The Terror’s first two seasons include bloodthirsty creatures and vengeful ghosts, the true monsters at the heart of these tales wear much more familiar faces: they look a lot like us."
• PopCulture interviews Kiki Suzekane, who says, "Yuko is like karma. Everybody in the series has experience with Yuko and [experiences] karma for what they’ve done. Yuko is also experiencing that karma as well."
• Cristina Rodlo, lauded by Who What Wear as one of "the most exciting fresh faces to hit the small screen," says she was drawn to the show because it's "based on a true story, and Luz is such a compelling character. The Terror: Infamy is an ensemble project full of diverse actors, and it’s something never seen before on a primetime show."
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