Sam Witwer: “Let’s help this guy out.”

Dion Detterer, who suffers from muscular dystrophy, needs new wheels! If you would like to help Dion, then please visit his gofundme page. Thank you.

“My name is Dion Detterer. I have muscular dystrophy, so I use a wheelchair. I also use a ventilator 24/7.

The van I use for transportation isn’t working any more. Last year it failed while I was evacuating during the October bushfires, and recently it died in 40 degree heat while I was coming home from a hospital visit. I was in extreme heat for over three hours, trying to figure out how to get home. In addition, a truck almost wiped me off the road while we were stopped on the side of the M4 motorway–not an ideal scenario.

I need a van I can use to get around where I don’t risk killing myself, my carers or my loved ones, either through heat exhaustion, dehydration or an increased risk of motor vehicle accidents. 

I need to go to medical appointments, community functions and events for my university research. I’m a PhD student, and my research will help the scientific community discover the genetic basis of common diseases; if I had a working van, I’d find it easier to engage with other researchers–something I can’t do physically right now.

I’ve known for a while that the van I have now is not safe for me to travel in, especially in the heat, but I simply have not been able to afford to replace it. It’s now 16 years old–I’ve spent years already trying to get this problem fixed, and for a while there, it was doing OK. Now, however, the problem has returned, worse than ever. It’s obviously a recurring fault that will not go away.

That’s why I’m asking the wider community for help.

The money raised will be used to buy a new van and outfit it with the necessary modifications for wheelchair access and travel, in order to give me the freedom others take for granted.

I hope you’ll be able to help me achieve my goal.”

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Syfy’s Being Human: And so begins the end…

Tomorrow – Monday 7th April 2014 at 9/8c – sees the very final episode of Syfy‘s amazing ‘Being Human’It’s been a glorious journey of scares, gore, laughter, and love.

Fangs for the memories, Aidan…  (Oh, come on! It was just sitting there!)

Re-watch the cast’s Thank You video “Goodbye, Being Human” HERE.

image courtesy of Syfy

image courtesy of Syfy

Are you on Twitter? Then don’t forget to follow BeingFans and Virulent Viper.

Oh, yeah. And us! @samwitwerfans.

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ScreenSpy: “Being Human Finale May Hold Its Biggest Surprise Ever”

Original article by Abbey White for ScreenSpy.com

Photo credit: Pana Pantazidis/Syfy

Photo credit: Pana Pantazidis/Syfy

“Yes, it’s true. Being Human‘s wild ride is coming to an official and permanent end this upcoming Monday. It’s a sad time for fans, but the show’s final go may have more than a few exciting surprises up its sleeve.

The finale, which was labeled a “love letter to the fans” by series showrunner Anna Fricke, now has some first details and images to help expound on what she means…”

Read ScreenSpy’s scoop IN FULL, and view the photo gallery, HERE.

Hankies at the ready, folks. It’s going to be an emotional ride…

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Sam attends Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race practice day

Sam Witwer attends the 37th Annual Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race practice day on Tuesday 1st April 2014 in Long Beach, California. 

Image courtesy of Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images - see link below

Image courtesy of Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images – see link below for details

More photos Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images can be viewed HERE.

Full details of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach 2014 can be found HERE.

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Sam Witwer talks about playing a Blutbad in a Wesen carnival on ‘Grimm’

Original interview by Kristi Turnquist for Oregon Live.

Photo credit: Jeff Christensen/AP Photo

Photo credit: Jeff Christensen/AP Photo

Sam Witwer is used to acting in a TV series with a supernatural storyline. He plays the vampire, “Aidan,” on the Syfy series, ”Being Human,” after all. But when Witwer was in Portland not long ago to play a Blutbad on ”Grimm,” he found there was a learning curve…”

Read Oregon Live’s interview with Sam IN FULL HERE.

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Sam Witwer guest stars on the Far, Far Away podcast ep. VIII

Exclusive podcast interview from Schmoes Know.

Far Far Away podcast ep. VIII

Far Far Away podcast ep. VIII

“Holy bantha poodu! We have the ultimate guest this week on Far, Far Away. Kristian and Tiff are joined by Starkiller himself, Sam Witwer. Not only is Sam the star of the Force Unleashed games, he is also the voice of Darth Maul in the ‘Clone Wars’ series. A lot of chat about Episode VII possibilities, and did Sam go in for the new movie? Also, ‘Clone Wars’ talk and how Sam got the job as Starkiller. Enjoy!”

Listen to the Far, Far Away podcast ep. VIII in full HERE.

 

Sam’s personal message to his fans regarding the end of ‘Being Human’

Our lovely Sam recently took to Facebook to post a personal message to his fans, and talk about the end of Syfy’s Being Human.

Photo courtesy of Bello Magazine

Photo courtesy of Bello Magazine

Hello.
Sorry it’s taken so long to address this. I’ve talked about it in interviews, but feel bad that it’s taken me so long to address it here.
Being Human – The End.

This is something we’ve all been aware of since the inception of this season. The long/short of it is, some very unusual things happened behind the scenes on the finance side of things. Acting on behalf of the show, Syfy solved these problems but a side effect of this was that our budget was cut. Being Human has always been a very modestly budgeted show, so all of us involved looked at the reality of what might happen should the show continue on and we all came to the same conclusion.

Put succinctly, we had enough favors and good will saved up to get away with one more good season. Anything beyond that, and we were out of steam. We talked about it, and the decision was made to go out strong while we could still make a good show. 

We went to Syfy with this notion, and the result was what most shows never get. An entire season to write to a satisfying end.

I’m happy with this. After all, the reasons I took this gig were creative. The reasons to end it were also creative. I only wish you’d all had more time to prepare as we’ve known about this for almost a year. Might have resulted in a more celebratory mood…

However..!

Between our 52 episodes and the BBC’s 37, spanning 3 different casts, I think we’ve all done the Being Human name proud. I’m very excited that we get to wrap this show up right…that we even get to put a ribbon and a bow on this thing. We get to offer you our definitive vision of what this whole Vampires, Werewolves, and Ghosts nonsense is really and truly all about.

So…
Thank you.
And…
Get ready. 
Cuz these last 4 are (as Anna Fricke might say) Crazy-Train.

See you on the other side.
Sam

 

Sam guest-stars in Grimm ep. 3.16 “The Show Must Go On”

Article by Debi Moore from Dread Central.

“Not only does “Being Human’s” Sam Witwer guest star, but it also looks like “Grimm” semi-regular Alexis Denisof finally gets something to do in next week’s Episode 3.16, “The Show Must Go On.” Here are several stills to whet your appetites…”

Read the article IN FULL HERE. 

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