Reporters from a local ABC affiliate in New York caught up with Nana Visitor to chat with her about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to OnTheRedCarpet.com for the video.
Several of you have emailed asking about Nana’s safety in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She and her family are safe and well, if a bit waterlogged! Nana appears in this video from PBS, around the 0:45 mark, describing the flooding as the Hudson River rose under the onslaught.
Watch Sandy Aftermath Affects Millions in New York and New Jersey on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.
Thanks to all who inquired and who sent in the video link!
Amazon has been adding some TV classics to their instant video service, and Nana Visitor fans are benefiting! Nana guest starred in a 1986 episode of Knight Rider which is now available to watch instantly on Amazon for just $1.99.
Here’s the synopsis for the episode, titled “Hills of Fire”:
While investigating a mysterious fire in a beautiful park, Michael (David Hasselhoff) uncovers a $10 million drug trafficking operation. With David Raynr, Nana Visitor.
If you watch, let us know what you think!
After several years in New Mexico and a year working in Los Angeles, Nana has returned to New York City! In honor of this new chapter in her life, Nana and her sister, Zan, are relaunching their food blog, The Kitchen Witches.
So far the posts are few, but Zan has shared a recipe for gluten-free donuts that looks tasty, and Nana shared some words of wisdom from their mother:
eat and live with intention and greedy joy
Amazon has been adding some TV classics to their instant video service, and Nana Visitor fans are benefiting! Nana guest starred in two episodes of the ’80s classic MacGyver, starring Richard Dean Anderson, and both episodes are now available to watch instantly at Amazon.
Here are the descriptions of her two episodes from two different seasons (fun fact: she played different characters in each episode).
Season 1: “Hellfire” (click to watch)
MacGyver’s friends strike oil, but an out-of-control fire threatens to destroy all they own. They turn to MacGyver as the only one who can extinguish the inferno and save the oil.
Season 2: “DOA: MacGyver” (click to watch)
After MacGyver is informed of a bomb planted at a funeral, he receives a head injury that causes amnesia. Will our hero remember in time, even with the killer close at hand?
Michael Dorn, who Star Trek fans know as Worf from TNG and DS9, is looking for help backing a romantic comedy he co-wrote titled Through the Fire. The project is seeking about $750,000 via a Kickstarter campaign in order to proceed.
In addition to co-writing the script, Dorn will direct and star in the film. He’s cast fellow Star Trek actors Marina Sirtis, Kitty Swink, Armin Shimerman, and Nana Visitor in various roles. To pledge your support for Through the Fire, and find out more about the project, visit the Kickstarter page today!
Although Valentine’s Day is still several months away, the folks behind FOX’s animated series Family Guy are already in a romantic state of mind according to EW. They recently announced that their Valentine’s Day episode will feature a gaggle of Brian’s ex-girlfriends, including Rita who is voiced by Nana Visitor.
In the episode, Brian ends up dateless on the Most Romantic Night Of The Year, so Stewie takes charge:
“Stewie gathers scores of Brian’s former girlfriends to get to the bottom of why he’s unsuccessful in love,” exec producer Mark Hentemann tells EW. “The women are not reluctant to point out Brian’s flaws, and have a great time doing so.”
Other returning exes include Drew Barrymore (as Jillian), Jessica Biel (Brooke), Nicole Sullivan (Tina), Cheryl Tiegs (Cheryl Tiegs), Jessica Stroup (Denise), Julie Hagerty (Carol), Kat Foster (Carolyn). Family Guy kicks off its 11th season on September 30 with this episode, titled “Valentine’s Day in Quahog”, set to air in early 2013. Nana previously appeared as Rita in “Brian’s Got A Brand New Bag.”
Nana Visitor will appear in this week’s episode of Grimm, airing Friday, November 11 at 9/8c on NBC. The episode, titled “Beeware”, has the detectives investigating a death during a flash mob that is more than it appears.
Nana Visitor guest stars on Torchwood: Miracle Day tonight at 10/9c on Starz, alongside fellow Star Trek-alum John de Lancie. Check out the preview:
STARZ! announced that Nana Visitor will guest star on their new series, Torchwood: Miracle Day. In addition to Torchwood alumni, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, and Kai Owen and new headliners, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Alexa Havins, the 10-episode, hour-long series will also feature an impressive list of guest stars: Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld,” Jurassic Park), C. Thomas Howell (“Southland,” The Outsiders), Ernie Hudson (“OZ,” Ghostbusters), Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”), John DeLancie (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce, George Wallace) and Frances Fisher (Titanic, The Lincoln Lawyer).
Torchwood: Miracle Day begins with a day when nobody dies. The result: a population boom, overnight. With all the extra people, resources are finite. It's said that in four month's time, the human race will cease to be viable. But this can't be a natural occurrence – someone's got to be behind it. It's a race against time as C.I.A. agent Rex Matheson investigates a global conspiracy. The answers lie within an old, secret British institute. As Rex keeps asking “What is Torchwood?,” he's drawn into a world of adventure, and a threat to change what it means to be human, forever.
Torchwood: Miracle Day premieres July 8 on STARZ!