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2010-04-09:I've added a gallery for episode 21, We'll Meet Again. It's a rather special entry since it includes Tanya's comments and a report from Denis McGrath who wrote the episode.
I guess the news about a possible return of Henry Fitzroy inspired me ;-)
2009-01-18:I've added details about the Blood Ties-related awards that crew members have won or have been nominated for.
Next up: Cleaning up the link page!
2009-01-15:I've added a gallery for episode 20, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, as well as a merchandise page. The Book page has been updated with info about the short story collection, Blood Bank, and a few new covers, and I've added two 2009 conventions to Tanya's page.
If you miss Tanya Huff's great comments on each episode on the Lifetime forum, there should be good news on this site soon ;-)
When my old email address was shut down, I forgot to enter a new one in the guestbook so I wasn't informed of new messages for a ... VERY long while, so I have just approved 16 messages.
2008-11-05:I've added the news about Blood Ties airing in Germany to the home page, plus info about the 8 page long Blood Ties article in TVHighlights.
The US DVD release probably won't be in time for Christmas - but the Blood Ties calendars make nice presents too ...
2008-10-11:Old news, but .....
There's no denying it - Christmas is approaching, and I'm sure you will want to put some Blood Ties merchandise on your wish list.
Check out the Official Blood Ties store at CafePress.
Sadly, there are STILL no news about the US DVD release.
But for fans of James Jandrisch's Blood Ties score, there are things in the works.
I'm doing small updates all over the site, and I've finally added galleries for episodes 17, 18 and 19
2008-05-18:This was announced yesterday:
Thanks to the Ad Committee, the fans donated more than $3,500 to pay for an ad to be run on the online version of Variety Magazine.
Read all about it on the Save Blood Ties Ad Comittee site
2008-05-14:The news is out - Lifetime has decided NOT to acquire any more Blood Ties episodes.
However, as long as Kaleidoscope hasn't posted the word "Cancled" on their official site, the fans are still working for a renewal and seeing new episodes air on another network.
Suspecting that Lifetime will eventually close down their Blood Ties board, a backup board has been created at Everything Blood Ties. The board also aims to be a center for all the many "Save Blood Ties" efforts. Kinda like SaveBloodTies.org - only different ;-)
Blood Ties cinematographer Danny Nowak has been nominated for a LEO award for his work on Blood Ties for the episode "Hearts of Fire"
The other nominees are:
Stephen Reizes - Intelligence - "A Man Escapes"
Attila Szalay - Reaper - "Love, Bullets and Blacktop"
Glen Winter - Smallville - "Noir"
David Moxness - Smallville - "Phantom"
The official Blood Ties poster will go out of print on May 31, so hurry up and get a poster on the official site.
The deadline for donating to the Variety online ad, crated and paid for by fans, is tomorrow! If you haven't donated yet - or found a few coins beneath the sofa pillow, please help: Variety Ad Campaign
2008-04-29:I've finally added a gallery for episode 16, Bugged with 280 pictures.
Keep voting and keep checking SaveBloodTies.org!
2008-04-14:SaveBloodTies.org - the umbrella site for ALL the saving Blood Ties efforts. Visit the site and see all the different things Blood Ties fans are doing to help save their show - there's something there that anyone can do, so go do your bit!
Please help save another great vampire show - Moonlight!
The Moonlight fans are running a Blood Drive, from April 14 to April 27
and they need your help!
Click the image and learn how you can help.
2008-03-22:Blood Ties is going to air on Virgin 1 in the UK - the biggest cable channel in the UK! Virgin 1 Programme Highlights and Schedule. Starts Friday, April the 11th at 9 pm.
Blood Ties is also airing on Space in Canada, Monday night.
2008-01-27:The Big Save Blood Ties Campaign has started - read about it on the Campaign Page.
Missing weekly new Blood Ties episodes?
Play the Blood Ties Game - there's a free trial on Lifetime.
Blood Ties has been nominated for an Indie Award
Added a gallery for episode 14 with 224 pictures
2008-01-24:A unique piece of Blood Ties memorabilia is up for auction on ebay - bid on a shooting script with notes. The auction ends January 29th.
2008-01-10:First sign your name on the Blood Ties Map on Frapper - you don't have to sign up, but they do want your email address.
And then go read this:
E!Online 's Watch With Kristin - Could Blood Ties be back? You can both vote for Blood Ties there and add a comment.
NB! There are 15 days left of the "WIN Blood Ties on DVD" competition!
2007-12-28:New link is added on the link page - if you want a laugh, you should definitely visit I Has A Vampire - they accept submissions.
BLOOD TIES will start in Spring 2008 on German TV, airing on RTL2.
So will BIONIC WOMAN (RTL 2), MEN IN TREES (VOX) AND FLASH GORDON (RTL 2).
Thanks to Claudia for the info.
2007-12-18:The region 1 DVD season box set for the US and Canada is scheduled to be relased mid 2008.
From previous mentions by cast and crew, there should be some nice extras on there.
Tanya Huff has mentioned episode commentaries and someone mentioned a blooper reel ...
Lifetime reruns - sort of ...
"Beginning Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th, at 10PM (ET/PT), you can watch the entire series of "Blood Ties" from the beginning. A different episode will air on Saturday and Sunday nights on Lifetime Real Women (LRW). Check with your local cable provider to find out if LRW is available in your area."
Thanks to Lisa T. for the info.
2007-12-10:Added the title song to the music page.
Added pictures of Henry's rings on the propmaster's page.
2007-11-30:I have renamed the Support page - it's now the SAVE page
I have also added more links and collected what info I have been able to find, such as places to vote for Blood Ties.
If you know of any sites I have missed, please let me know so I cna add them.
2007-11-29:Not really the Christmas present I wanted ...
Message from Lifetime on Tanya Huff's Livejournal:
I just wanted to give you an update in regards to the Blood Ties final two episodes. Those episodes will not air on-air they will air online instead.
The schedule is as follows:
November 30: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly will air on Television and "We'll Meet Again" will air online.
*Basically you will get two episodes this Friday (November 30)
Next Friday, December 7: The final episode will air online only.
(bit about how we'll handle the blog deleted because we haven't decided yet)
Also, is it possible to send a message to the fans letting them know they can watch online the final two episodes?
I don't know any more than what's in the message
Does Lifetime not have a website where they can inform fans?
Does Lifetime not have a TV channel where they can informe viewers?
Does Lifetime not care at all about people who enjoy Blood Ties but are not really into the internet thing?
Here's hoping that Blood Ties can continue without the support of Lifetime.
Some Canadian TV series do.
And let's all hope for a better Christmas present ;-)
2007-11-27:Added a gallery for episode 14 with 284 pictures
2007-11-09:Just a tiny bit of news to make Spanish fans happy:
Thursday November 22, Blood Ties will start airing in Spain on Calle 13, as Blood Ties: Hijos de la Noche.
2007-11-04:Updated the gallery for episode 13 with 272 pictures
A second season of 22 new episodes has still not been confirmed.
Visit Save Blood Ties on myspace to see if there's anything you can do to help.
2007-11-02 - BIG Bloodties push!Blood Ties needs all the love it can get!
Express yours by using the Feedback Form at CityTV and sending emails to Space at email@example.com.
And keep posting at Hey! Nielsen.com
In this case, we're all honorary Canadians ;-)
2007-10-25:You can also vote for Blood Ties at TV Vote - since it's not on Top Forty, you have to enter the name yourself. Not sure "The Powers That Be" check that site, but it's fun seeing Blood Ties move up the list. Blood Ties has a fair way to go before cracking the top 40 ;-)
On Hey! Nielsen.com
you can also vote for the actors - vote for Kyle Schmid, vote for Dylan Neal and vote for Christina Cox
2007-10-12:Nielsen rates all US TV
So it can definitely not hurt posting about Blood Ties on Hey! Nielsen.com
- as far as I know, they are also open to non-US members.
2007-10-12:Blood Ties returns today!
For fans outside the US - watch the episode previews on MSN
And I finally added a gallery for episode 12 with 226 pictures
A second season of 22 new episodes have still not been confirmed.
Visit Save Blood Ties on myspace to see if there's anything you can do to help.
2007-10-08:Today is Mike Celluci aka Dylan Neal's birthday - please visit DylanNealCentral.com and leave a birthday greeting in the guestbook.
BLOOD TIES MERCHANDISE! Official Merchandise will be on sale from the Official Blood Ties site Starting Tuesday October 9th, a Blood Ties poster will be offered for sale - at this time shipping will only be available to the US and Canada - sorry.
Other types of merchandise is coming soon.
What a good reason to make friends with a Blood Ties fan in the US or Canada ;-)
2007-09-24:I have recently added some affiliates on the home page - I'm happy to announce the latest addition by an old friend: Twice Bitten - a Blood Ties Fanfiction Archive.
Another update is links to forums that discuss Blood Ties - it would be great if you would pop in and start talking about the show - posting on the Bloodlines forum is like preaching to the choir ;-)
2007-09-22:Message from Blood Ties producer Peter Mohan:
Time to Fight for Blood Ties
Please, read, comment, act.
2007-09-19:Added a gallery for episode 11 with 164 pictures
2007-09-18:Added TWO galleries today - episode 9 with 234 pictures and episode 10 with 200 pictures
2007-09-08:Added a page about the music of Blood Ties
Updated FAQ with info about the premiere in Israel Monday, September 10th.
2007-09-02:Info about the UK DVD release added to the FAQ page
2007-08-25:Added an episode 8 gallery with 242 pictures
2007-08-24:Happy Birthday Kyle!
The creation of KyleSchmidCentral.com means that I will gradually transfer most of the content from the Kyle Schmid section to there, leaving a profile here much like the other actors.
2007-08-22:Added the Israeli airdate of September 10 to the FAQ page.
Today I opened a new Blood Ties-related website: KyleSchmidCentral.com.
2007-08-15:Lifetime currently has no plans to run a marathon of the first 12 episodes of Blood Ties in September.
2007-08-14:Added new info about countries airing Blood Ties on the FAQ page
2007-08-11:Added all the international Blood Ties book covers I could find on the book page
2007-08-08:Update: NEW UK AIR DATE!! The premiere has been moved forward 4 days, so Blood Ties starts airing in the UK on Living Plus 1 on Thursday, August the 16th at 20:00 - with several repeats.
Thanks to Caz for the heads up.
See the FAQ for airdates - be sure to check local listings too!
Definitely don't want you to miss anything.
CityTV now has a nice Blood Ties section -
Blood Letters where you can post questions to series creator Tanya Huff and a forum too.
So get busy and show the love.
2007-08-06:Update: AXN Israel has started airing promos for Blood Ties - no date mentioned yet.
2007-08-01:Update: Space in Canada will start airing Blood Ties September 14th at 9pm
2007-08-01:Join the FANGS 4 MORE BT CAMPAIGN - send Lifetime a set of vampire fangs -
or MANY sets!
Started a link section for guest stars and added several new links.
To the Lifetime decision makers -
Do you know how many friends Lifetime will make if you greenlight a TRUE second season of 22 episodes? I don't know either - but scifi fans are some of the most dedicated fans, and you'll have them for a long time.
Just look at the number of fan videos! And after just 12 episodes have aired ...
2007-07-30:Added an F.A.Q. page
If you have questions, contact the and find the responses in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
The Blood Ties novels will be re-released with TV tie-in covers, featuring the actors.
2007-07-25:Added an episode 7 gallery with 184 pictures
2007-07-22:During hiatus the cast has been busy with their lives. When you star in a TV series, you work extremely long hours for 7 to 9 months, so you really need to get caught up with your life.
Of course that doesn't mean they are not busy during hiatus too. Dylan Neal has filmed two Movies of the Week for Lifetime:
'Secret Past' was shot in Montreal and stars Kellie Martin, Adam MacDonald and Dylan Neal. It's a thriller about a woman trying to escape from her rather dangerous brother, and he plays Kellie's husband who has something of a wandering eye...
'The Art of Dating' was shot in Halifax and stars Ricki Lake. Neal basically play the guy who gets the girl (Ricki). Ricki's character is a cancer survivor, and the film follows her through diagnosis and recovery, both physically and emotionally.
And now he's waiting to hear news about Blood Ties - just like the rest of us.
2007-07-19:FINALLY! More info about which other countries are going to air Blood Ties.
So far, it's:
Germany - on RTL2
UK - on Living, starting August 20
Plus in some as yet un-identified countries in Central & Eastern Europe
Israel - on Sony's AXN
Some as yet un-identified countries
Sorry - no news about Australia or the other continents.
Meanwhile, it seems a bit uncertain whether CityTV Toronto and Winnipeg will start airing Blood Ties on August 20.
CityTV Toronto and Winnipeg - check your local listings
CityTV Calgary and Edmonton - Thurs at 8 -10 PM, starts August 23
CityTV Vancouver - Sundays at 8 - 10 PM, starts August 26
Space - Fridays at 9 PM ET, starting either September 13 or 20
Looks like Lifetime will start airing the remaining Blood Ties episode on Saturday October 13th. Supposedly two episodes per week, meaning that they will only last 5 weeks.
2007-07-13:It's hard to miss since it's on the Home page, but Blood Ties needs your love - AND POSTCARDS. Read the letter from producer Paul McConvey - and get busy with the writing and the sending of postcards. Please consult the Support page for more ideas.
Future update: I'm working on a short report from Polaris, where CHUM graciously premiered Blood Ties in Canada.
2007-06-24:Added an Alley Cats Strike! Gallery with 102 pictures in the Kyle Schmid section.
2007-06-23:Blood Ties to air in Germany on RTL2 and in Israel on Sony AXN - airdates TBA.
Read about the work of Blood Ties prop master David Perun
New on the link page:
Slice of SciFI's Tanya Huff Interview
Fanlistings for Vicki Nelson, Henry Fitzroy, Blood Ties, Vicki & Henry
German Blood Ties fansite
Looks like Gina Holden (Coreen) is the busiest of the Blood Ties actors since season one wrapped - IMDB lists three movies for her since Blood Ties wrapped: The Christmas Cottage, Battle in Seattle and Alien vs. Predator: AVP2. Not to mention Dale Arden in the upcoming series Flash Gordon which is in preproduction.
Dylan Neal is filming a TV movie called Secret Past.
Added 2 new pictures of Dylan
Kyle Schmid mentioned in an interview on Blood Lines that he would be doing a couple of movies during hiatus, but there are no details yet.
No news on Christina Cox's Official site
2007-06-20:New on the link page:
Anna's Italian Blood Ties blog
Inkygirl's Denis McGrath Interview
Blood Ties writer Mark Leiren-Young (1x04, Gifted) is working on Freshly Green - a new environtmetal film - as well as working on developing a live-action series based on the Marvel comic Moon Knight
Christina Cox is on the long list of actresses nominated for a SyFy award as Best Actress/Television.
Well done, considering the series has aired only 12 episodes on a cable network.
Hmm - guess the same conditions apply to Jill Wagner from "Blade the Series" and Kristanne Loken from "Painkiller Jane".
Come July, the list will be whittled down to 5 and members of SyfyPortal can vote once a day.
2007-06-16:Updated the Directors section on the Crew Page
Added a link to Inkygirl's Tanya Huff Interview on the Links Page
2007-06-13:Added a Support Page
Here's all the info fans need to help show their LOVE for Blood Ties and hopefully convince Lifetime to greenlight a second season.
Added a link to Tony Tellado's podcast interview with Blood Ties showrunner Peter Mohan - he mentions the DVD release - "Not earlier than Christmas 2007".
Read Blood Ties writer Denis McGrath's blog entry about Lifetime Talking about Blood Ties
2007-06-06:NEW Canadian airdates.
CityTV Toronto and Winnipeg - Mon at 8 - 10 PM, starts August 20
CityTV Calgary and Edmonton - Thurs at 8 -10 PM, starts August 23
CityTV Vancouver - Sundays at 8 - 10 PM, starts August 26
Space - Fridays at 9 PM ET, starting either September 13 or 20.
Living will also start airing Blood Ties on August 20
2007-06-06:Blood Ties to air in Canada.
CityTV Toronto and Winnipeg - Mon at 8PM, starts August 13
CityTV Calgary and Edmonton - Thurs at 8PM, starts August 16
CityTV Vancouver - Sundays at 8PM, starts August 19
Space in Canada, Fridays at 9 pm ET, starting either September 13 or 20.
2007-06-05:Added info about Tany Huff at 2007 conventions
Added fanmail address on the Contact page
2007-05-22:These will be the last updates for the next three weeks as I am going away on vacation.
I will be reading emails and updating the guestbook.
Be good while I'm away.
Added an Sandy Bottom Orchestra Gallery with 8 pictures of Kyle Schmid.
Added new photo of Dylan Neal
2007-05-21:Added an episode 6 gallery with 160 pictures
Added new wallpaper by Dee
2007-05-19:Added 12 more of Andy Deskin's Blood Ties set photos, making a total of 26.
2007-05-19:Added fan art by Dee - animated avatars/icons and wallpapers - also for cell phones
2007-05-17:Tony Tellado of Sci-Fi Talk did it again!
This time he has interviewed Kyle Schmid.
Direct download link, MP3, 29,2 MB, 31 minutes
Read an excerpt on his MySpace Blog
Kyle mentioned nice extras for the DVD box set - but alas! No release date.
Updated the page for Blood Ties Production Designer Andrew Deskin. He has kindly sent me some of his own pictures to use, so I've moved my 8 pictures to the bottom and the top 12 ones are all new ones from Andy Deskin.
2007-05-12:Forgot to mention that the fanart and wallpaper galleries contain artwork by Linda, Sybille, Sapph and me - plus today's addition by Jackie B
2007-05-10:Tony Tellado of Sci-Fi Talk has posted an interview with Dylan Neal.
Direct download link, MP3, 22,5 MB, 24 minutes
Read an excerpt on his MySpace Blog
"Kyle is just a walking sex magnet. Sex on two legs - what you need in a vampire."
"We definitely have a cliff-hanger" - to end the first season ...
And Dylan Neal also mentions "A lot of special features on the DVD"
Added an episode 5 gallery with 116 pictures
Rearranged the gallery and added subgalleries for Fan Art and Wall Papers
2007-05-09:Added a Odyssey Gallery in the Kyle Schmid section.
Added Contact Info for Lifetime plus second season petition link.
2007-05-07:Added a filmography for Kyle Schmid - done MY way ;-)
2007-05-04:"Yeah Whatever", the band who played in the club in the premiere of Blood Ties, made a video for their song "Downfall" - and cast and crew of Blood Ties pitched in.
Watch an interesting behind-the-scenes clip on the Yeah Whatever Myspace Blog.
It takes a while to load ...
2007-05-03:Added my report about my visit on the Blood Ties set
2007-05-03:Added a whole bunch of Starry Magazine Constellation Interview Links
2007-04-24:Added 9 pictures of Kyle from Beautiful People
2007-04-23:Added an episode 4 gallery with 100 pictures
Added a Miscellaneous page - not much there yet ...
Added a page about Blood Ties Production Designer Andrew Deskin
Added Françoise Yip and Nimet Kanji to the cast page
2007-04-21:Hypaspace: Behind-the-Scenes with Christina Cox.
Added 72 pictures to the episode 3 gallery
Blood Ties will start airing in August on CityTV (not cable) in HD quality.
No news yet on whether Lifetime has picked up the last 9 episodes or whether we'll get a second season.
I have a good feeling though :-)
A member of the production staff has confirmed that there WILL be a DVD release.
2007-04-12:Added an episode 2 gallery with 66 pictures
Added a wallpaper on the gallery page - more to come - submissions welcome.
Added links to interviews with Christina Cox, Gina Holden and Kyle Schmid on the links page.
2007-04-09:Added 44 pictures to the episode 1 gallery.
On Saturday, March 31, at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards,
Blood Ties Director of Photography, Danny Nowak, won the award for Best TV Drama Cinematography for Dragon Boys, a two-part mini series that aired January 2007.
2007-03-08:Added link to Insight's Official Blood Ties website.
Added link to the French Christina Cox fansite.
Added episode keywords to the first 10 episodes on the episodes page.
2007-03-04:They're here - finally!
The Dylan Neal and Keith Dallas galleries!
Added two more pictures to the guest star gallery.
Added link to a new Peter Mohan interview - this one at GeekMonthly.
Added a contact page - in case anyone needs it.
2007-02-26:Okay, so I didn't make the galleries for Dylan Neal and Keith Dallas yet - but I rearranged the gallery and it looks much better now in my opinion.
I started a gallery for guest stars - two pictures so far.
2007-02-24:Executive producer/showrunner Peter Mohan was interviewed on SciFIWire..
He mentioned that Danny Trejo and Julian Sands will be guest starring - the latter as a vampire hunter.
2007-02-23:Started on a gallery for Kyle Schmid.
Next up are galleries for Dylan Neal and Keith Dallas.
2007-02-22:Added a picture of Henry's ring in the gallery ....
2007-02-20:Added two new galleries, one for Gina Holden and another for Christina Cox.
Want to ask Tanya Huff a million questions about Blood Ties?
Now you can! Or a few anyway.
Tanya Huff will be at the ConCept 2007 Convention, taking place in Montreal, October 12, 13 and 14, 2007.
2007-02-16:It looks like "Blood Ties" is going to air in the UK on the "Living" channel.
There's a forum in the navigation menu now. Instead of duplicating messages on two forums, I decided to join up with the Bloodties-Bloodlines.com fansite and linking to their forum, so the forum is not hosted on this site. It's my feeling that having just one forum unites the fandom, whereas having many fan sites expands the fandom. I may be wrong, but that's how I'm doing it. Lifetime's forum is good for posting praise, (so all you US fans who are permitted to join, POST), but it's not really built for ease of use.
Actually, fans, please post about Blood Ties any place you feel could be relevant.
2007-02-13:Another fan site for Blood Ties just opened yesterday- hooray!
Lifetime has added a small page for Blood Ties - and started a forum for it too.
Find both links on the links page
Rumors has it that a second actor from Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda guest stars on Blood Ties: Gordon Michael Woolvett (Harper) - the first one was Steve Bacic (Rhade).
2007-02-10:According to ChristinaCox.com, they are currently filming episode 18
2007-02-04:Strange people like to create accounts on MySpace and pretend they are someone famous.
TWO strange people are pretending to be Kyle Schmid, "kyleschmid" and "kschmid84".
"kschmid84" is even emailing with people, still pretending to be the real Schmid.
Meanwhile, the REAL Schmid has trouble convincing people on the IMDB boards that he is the real Schmid.
So now you know who's real and who's a fraud.
2007-02-03:Blood Ties has been sold to the UK in a bidding war.
Network name still to be announced.
Source: Tanya Huff's Livejournal.
2007-02-02:Added a link to the trailer at the top of the Links Page
2007-01-29:Added a page about the Crew - and finally A GALLERY
2007-01-28:Added a page about Tanya Huff
2007-01-27:IMDB's Moviemeter currently ranks Blood Ties around 12,805
I'm looking forward to seeing it in the top 100's ;-)
2007-01-26:Old news - but I just found it in Tanya Huff's LiveJournal:
A DVD set looks likely - Huff has been asked to do a commentary.