Friday, July 27, 2007

Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Additional articles Comic Con 2007

From Monsters and Critics:

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Smallscreen Features

Thursday Comic-Con report: Crowds, capes and crusted salmon

By April MacIntyre Jul 27, 2007, 15:43 GMT

Comic-Con is an unusual event, in that you really need to seek out what it is you are interested in, and manoeuvre tens of thousands of people while doing it.

Not my favorite pastime, navigating crowds. But the excitement and rare gems unearthed make it a fun time, none the less.

The best part of Thursday was the finale of a lovely dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla at George's restaurant with Stargate Atlantis's executive producer and showrunner, Joe Mallozzi. He snapped a photo essay of all our beautiful plates that hit the table. The photos will be up on his blog later.



From G4 TV:

Video at SGA Booth - embedded at site. Follow the link below to view.

Comic-Con: 'Stargate Atlantis' Booth

Posted By: mdalonzo - Thursday, July 26, 2007 6:45 PM

Zach Selwyn is the kind of guy who likes to shower the love on the television shows he likes. To whit: he makes an appearance at the Stargate Atlantis booth at Comic-Con 2007 and gives us the what's what. You're going to be oh-so-glad he did.



From Wizard Universe:

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Actor and novelist Richard Hatch gives fans the `BSG' A-Z (Apollo-Zarek)

By David Winnick

Posted July 27, 2007 4:30 PM

Fans of "Battlestar Galactica" were in for a treat yesterday at the San Diego Convention Center when Richard Hatch made an appearance to moderate a panel about the series. Hatch, who played Captain Apollo, in the original series now portrays the manipulative politician Tom Zarek on the new show. Television, however is not the only contribution that Hatch has made to the "Battlestar Galactica" mythos; he has also written a series of novels that further expand the tales of the Galactica and its crew.

Hatch was joined on the panel by composer Bear McCreary, scientific advisor Dr. Kevin Grazer and writers Brad Liaweaver and Mark Verheiden.


When the clip had finished, the floor was opened for questions while the next video was being cued up. During the Q&A Grazer made a point of apologizing for a comment that he made at last year's panel, stating that the worst of all science he has ever seen on a show was in "Stargate." What he really intended to say was that it was
actually in "Armageddon." This brought up questions about which was scientifically more inaccurate, "Armageddon" or "The Day After Tomorrow"? Grazer responded to this by saying that he refused to see "The Day After Tomorrow" after seeing a clip in which someone said that the outside temperature was dropping by ten degrees per
second. Grazer then pointed out that the temperature would hit absolute zero in under a minute.

Grazer went on to talk about the science in "Battlestar Galactica" claiming, that the only portions of the show that are technologically inaccurate are light speed and anti-gravity. He said that they actually received a lot of complaints about the death of some characters who were sucked out of an air lock. The viewers, due to
movies like "Total Recall", complained that the characters did not explode like they should have. Grazer set everyone straight though, informing the panel that in actuality a person would die but not explode, the one major place where the damage could be seen is in the eyes as the blood vessels burst.


The Futon Critic:

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[07.27.07 - 01:14 PM]


By Brian Ford Sullivan

12:15 p.m. - So good news and bad news. The good news - the studio just held a private Q&A for the press so I'll have some exclusive "Stargate" cast member/producer quotes later tonight. The bad news - I have to bounce in the middle of the actual "Stargate" panel so I can do the same thing for "Chuck" at 1:30. Anywho, nothing earth shattering was said - but Jewel Staite made the mistake of
saying she bonded with the "Firefly" cast quicker ("They're like family," she noted), a fact that everyone else would not let go of for the entire half-hour. And Ben Browder addressed the whole Paul McGillion thing in only the way Ben Browder can.


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