'CSI' News Round-upBy Caillan
March 30, 2003 - 12:10 PM
It's been a busy week in the world of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, with the release of the season one DVD set, the show's first computer game and a new regular joining the cast of CSI: Miami. Here's a round-up of the latest news from our sister site, CSI Files:
- Sofia Milos Joins 'Miami' Full-Time
Sofia Milos, who plays the recurring role of Detective Yelina Salas on CSI: Miami, will become a regular cast member in season two, replacing Kim Delaney (Megan Donner), who left after 10 episodes. Milos's character has appeared in two episodes so far and will be seen again in Monday night's "Double Cap".
- Critics Bemoan 'Average' DVD Release
The debut of CSI's first season on DVD in North America met with a mixed reception. Most reviewers agreed that the show itself is top-notch, but said the lack of substantial extra features and widescreen presentation harmed the value of the DVD set.
- Review: Entrance Wound
CSI Files reviewer Patti Vickers praised this CSI: Miami episode for its strong plots and "compelling" science. Here's an excerpt from her analysis, in which Vickers called attention to the use of Emily Procter's character, Calleigh Duquesne:
I enjoyed Calleigh and Eric in this episode, both proving they are clever and are a wealth of untapped knowledge. Eric's facts about human reaction time, if accurate, are a great piece of information. And I don't think Calleigh's handling of Mrs. Roebling in the interrogation room is something I will soon forget. We often see Calleigh out in the field, but rarely leading a case as she was here. She rarely deals in this manner with the suspects. Her skills are admirable.
The full review can be found at this page.
- 'CSI' Computer Game In Stores Now
UbiSoft Entertainment released the first PC game based on CSI last Monday. Written by crime novelist and CSI author Max Allan Collins, the game casts players as a rookie who has to solve five cases under the guidance of Gil Grissom and the Las Vegas CSIs, with all regular cast members lending their voice talents to the game.
- Petersen Creatively Invigorated By 'CSI'
CSI lead actor and co-executive producer William Petersen (Gil Grissom) told Biography he decided to do the series because he needed to put some excitement back into his acting career. "Acting in movies, it's way too much sitting in the trailer. That's stale for me and this is fresh and invigorating and dangerous and a constant creative battle. I mean, literally, 24/7, we are creating scripts and trying to figure out how to shoot them and be on a schedule and it's 100 people at full throttle all the time. We're making the equivalent of a feature film every three weeks. And that's exciting for me."
More news can be found at CSI Files, where the evidence never lies!