Hulu Removed The Pretender

It would appear, sadly enough, that The Pretender isn't on Hulu anymore. All streaming at the PHQ site is broken and when I checked into it on Hulu I couldn't find any episodes.

Sad day. Apparently the PTBs have won.

The Votes Are In...


The results are in and it's Option B: Burnt!
The PTB's have calculated the results of the poll, if you would like to see the breakdown check it out below (behind the cut).
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Apocalypse (Pretender/Smallville/Supernatural crossover)

Title: Apocalypse
Author: [livejournal.com profile] phoenixnz
Characters: Clark, Lois, Jane, Oliver, Jarod, Parker, Angelo, Dean, Sam, Chloe, Zod, Justice League
Rating: Mostly R (for violence and sexual themes, although it starts off PG)
Genre: crossover fic (Smallville, Pretender, Supernatural)
Feedback: Is love
Art: [livejournal.com profile] ctbn60

Summary: Yet another sequel in the Smallville/Pretender 'verse, taking up where Redemption left off. Superman is about to face a dangerous enemy and it's going to take all of them to stop the apocalypse.

a/n: I started this story four years ago this month as the culmination of the series I had written chronicling the journey towards humanity for the female Pretender I created for my first foray into the Pretender fandom, Humanity which I wrote nearly five years ago. I had no idea the journey would take this long to complete but I have to say I'm pretty happy with what I ended up with.

So, without further ado, enjoy this last story in the series, the entirety of which is posted, in order, on AO3, so I won't list them here. However, if you would like to read them through my LJ, please PM me and I can give you the list of stories and the order.

Meantime, bring on the apocalypse.

Chapter One (of 59)

Chat with Broots!

Please help Jon Gries get answers we have all been waiting for by watching...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axGtVn_f0_0
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Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone has a spooky Halloween!

The Pretender- Rebirth available now!

(hard copy on left, ebook link on right) There are Pretenders among us, geniuses with the ability to become anyone they want to be. In 1983 a corporation known as The Centre isolated a young Pretender named Jarod and exploited his genius for their 'research. Then, one day, their Pretender ran away... Written by the creators of the cult-hit TV show The Pretender - Rebirth is a slick mystery thriller about a brilliant human chameleon named Jarod who after escaping from the notorious Centre, plunges headlong into his newfound freedom. While also discovering the joys and intricacies of everyday life with the pure wonderment of the man/child he is, Jarod uses his unequaled abilities to literally become anyone he wants to be (a surgeon, a pilot, a physicist, etc.) as well as his dazzling mind over muscle vigilante-like skills to bring down the powerful and corrupt and protect those who can't defend themselves. All the while he must stay a step ahead of his relentless pursuers from The Centre. First and foremost is the sexiest woman on the planet, the complex, bitch-on-wheels, Miss Parker who wants him recaptured at any cost - alive - preferably. Parker is a deliciously cunning woman Jarod has known since childhood and theirs is a truly multifaceted cat and mouse relationship - one driven by Jarod who holds the key to the emotional secrets at her very core, secrets that fuel her relentless drive to recapture him. Then there is Sydney, Jarod's surrogate father figure and psychologist who raised and nurtured his genius for The Centre's disreputable purposes. To Jarod, Syd is both friend and foe, confidante and captor, counselor and betrayer. But Syd's calm paternal connection to Jarod remains strong, often in conflict with The Centre agenda. Jarod senses Sydney holds the emotional keys to his core - the truth about his past and the identity of the parents he was stolen from and whom he longs to reunite with. In Rebirth, Jarod employs multiple sophisticated pretends in his quest to save one missing boy and hundreds of other innocent lives hanging in the balance at the hands of multi-national corporate terrorists and mercenaries. Rebirth is at once an enthralling tale of one man's exploration of life around him, intricate suspenseful mystery and intense edge-of-your-seat thrill ride - that captures and reignites the cult hit TV series for both loyal fans of the show and new readers alike. There are Pretenders among us...

Announcements All Three

#1 The Pretender Lives Site is live and pretty darn awesome. You should check that out. There is also a live Chat still going on in the SL 15 link. SLM & CVS are pretty fun! And I think all we've learned is that they think it is funny to torture us with what Miss Parker's first name might be. Grrrr We also learned they are going to mess with the timeline a bit and make Jarod 20 years younger just to get with the times and close the gap in time we've lost. Some don't like this but really Jarod would be 50 and since the actors will likely never portray them again this is the way they are going so we can have more Pretender.

#2 There is going to be a Graphic Novel but there is not release date for that yet. They mention some artists in the interview, one being our interviewer which is pretty cool.

#3 Rebirth Book 1 will be available October 7! I'll post a link to Amazon when that is available. You can read excerpts from this book on their site (The Pretender Lives) and you can read the general gist of things.

1 of 3 Announcements

40Rebirth is coming out October 7!
This means get ready to buy it in all kinds of formats. We will supply a link the moment it becomes available.


"In 1996 a television series known as The Pretender splashed onto the scene as NBC’s highest testing series concept since Bonanza. For some 12 years since its premature cancellation, legions of worldwide fans have patiently awaited for its return.

Now, in the form of a fully original, mystery thriller novel, The Pretender - Rebirth marks the exciting return of Jarod, Miss Parker, Sydney and the nefarious, clandestine activities of The Centre.

Series creators and authors of The Pretender – Rebirth, Steven Long Mitchell and Craig W. Van Sickle, have crafted a slick tome sure to please not only returning fans of the original series but also new readers unfamiliar with the world of The Pretender.

The Pretender – Rebirth features a brilliant human chameleon named Jarod, who after escaping from his captors at the notorious Centre, plunges headlong into his newfound freedom, embracing his NYC environs, Harlem to be exact, as his new home. While also discovering the joys and intricacies of everyday life with the pure wonderment of the man/child he is, Jarod uses his dazzling mind and unequaled abilities to literally become anyone he wants to be – a human chameleon of the first order - as well as his unique mind over muscle vigilante-like skills to bring down the powerful and corrupt as they exploit the little guy – those who can’t defend themselves.

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Stay Tuned...

September 19 there is going to be an announcement the Creator's have been waiting to share for YEARS! The announcement will be at 1pm PST.

Fic: Falling off the edge 6/6 (PG-13)

Title: Falling off the edge
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vickysg1
Fandom: The Pretender
Pairings: Miss Parker/Jarod, Ethan/Original Female Character
Word Count: 35,064
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, some swearing
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] silecet
Category: angst, romance
Summary: Miss Parker and Jarod have uncovered the truth behind Project Renewal. Now on the run from the Centre, they must stop its wrongdoings once and for all and free its prisoners.
Disclaimer: I own neither the show nor the characters. I don’t earn any money; I just do it for fun.
Author’s Note: This fic was written for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang. As always it was fun and stressing, but fun! ;) This is also the sequel to the fic I had written for last year's HBB, Standing on the edge. Many thanks to my beta [livejournal.com profile] silecet and my artist, [livejournal.com profile] nickygabriel who made this gorgeous art!

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Fic: Falling off the edge 5/6 (PG-13)

Title: Falling off the edge
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vickysg1
Fandom: The Pretender
Pairings: Miss Parker/Jarod, Ethan/Original Female Character
Word Count: 35,064
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, some swearing
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] silecet
Category: angst, romance
Summary: Miss Parker and Jarod have uncovered the truth behind Project Renewal. Now on the run from the Centre, they must stop its wrongdoings once and for all and free its prisoners.
Disclaimer: I own neither the show nor the characters. I don’t earn any money; I just do it for fun.
Author’s Note: This fic was written for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang. As always it was fun and stressing, but fun! ;) This is also the sequel to the fic I had written for last year's HBB, Standing on the edge. Many thanks to my beta [livejournal.com profile] silecet and my artist, [livejournal.com profile] nickygabriel who made this gorgeous art!

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Fic: Falling off the edge 4/6 (PG-13)

Title: Falling off the edge
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vickysg1
Fandom: The Pretender
Pairings: Miss Parker/Jarod, Ethan/Original Female Character
Word Count: 35,064
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, some swearing
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] silecet
Category: angst, romance
Summary: Miss Parker and Jarod have uncovered the truth behind Project Renewal. Now on the run from the Centre, they must stop its wrongdoings once and for all and free its prisoners.
Disclaimer: I own neither the show nor the characters. I don’t earn any money; I just do it for fun.
Author’s Note: This fic was written for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang. As always it was fun and stressing, but fun! ;) This is also the sequel to the fic I had written for last year's HBB, Standing on the edge. Many thanks to my beta [livejournal.com profile] silecet and my artist, [livejournal.com profile] nickygabriel who made this gorgeous art!

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Fic: Falling off the edge 3/6 (PG-13)

Title: Falling off the edge
Author: [livejournal.com profile] vickysg1
Fandom: The Pretender
Pairings: Miss Parker/Jarod, Ethan/Original Female Character
Word Count: 35,064
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, some swearing
Beta: [livejournal.com profile] silecet
Category: angst, romance
Summary: Miss Parker and Jarod have uncovered the truth behind Project Renewal. Now on the run from the Centre, they must stop its wrongdoings once and for all and free its prisoners.
Disclaimer: I own neither the show nor the characters. I don’t earn any money; I just do it for fun.
Author’s Note: This fic was written for the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] het_bigbang. As always it was fun and stressing, but fun! ;) This is also the sequel to the fic I had written for last year's HBB, Standing on the edge. Many thanks to my beta [livejournal.com profile] silecet and my artist, [livejournal.com profile] nickygabriel who made this gorgeous art!

Chapter One
Chapter Two

Chapter Three