Friday, August 31, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 31 - NEW Video Clip

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 31, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are photos from the location filming for "Harmony" at the site. There is also a new video clip!)

Friday, August 31, 2007


Well, today’s late call meant I could sleep in past 5:00 a.m. and not have to roll onto set until 11:00 a.m.-ish. They were just setting up the scene with special guest star and Extra correspondent Jerry Penacoli, a.k.a. Genii #3, a.k.a. Genii Jerry. Jerry was all smiles and laughs but the second Will yelled “Action!”, he was IN character - tensing up, quavering, and then hitting the dirt like Sir Lawrence Olivier as an after-sticked Julius Caesar. He even threw in a little finishing leg kick. Masterful!

We finished up the scene at the ruins a little before 8:00 p.m. at which point I was informed that we were moving. I packed away my camera, slipped my laptop into its case, tossed out my empty pudding can, then turned around…. Everyone was gone. And they’d taken the equipment with them. I was alone in the woods. Bewildered, I looked around to see if I could see which way they’d headed. A rustling in the brush behind me could well have been a meandering A.D. - but my first thought was “hungry cougar” and that was enough to send me quickly off in the opposite direction. I finally found a path that led me out of the forest and over to the trucks and trailers where the next scene was being set up: the late night search and sniff.

I returned home sleepy yet satisfied in the knowledge that this episode will surprise fans not unlike that enormous dead branch Techy Chuck leaned up against and sent crashing down onto the forest floor, mere inches from where I was standing.


Video: [And it's Action Shep and McKay!]¤t=M2U00038.flv

Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld: Video Interview with Stargate Worlds' Carl Coss

From GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Carl Coss

Stargate Worlds, the Massively Multiplayer game, is now in full-on production in Phoenix, Arizona, and GateWorld continues to bring you insider looks and interviews with the team bringing the MMO to life! Recently Carl Coss, the head of the animation department, recently took time with GateWorld editor/Stargate Worlds community manager David Read to discuss where his team is currently in the project.

Carl tells us about the excitement of being involved in the decision-making of the project, leading a team of animators, and trying to find time to animate himself. From animating a Goa'uld symbiote to a rudimentary Asgard walk, it's all a day at the office at Stargate Worlds!

GateWorld's interview with Carl runs 25 minutes. The video requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher. Can't play the file? It's also transcribed [at the site]!

Stargate Atlantis - A Dog's Breakfast - MGM Sept. Newsletter

From the MGM "The Lion's Roar" e-mail newsletter for September 2007:

September 16 - September 22, 2007

A Dog's Breakfast
September 18, 2007

When Marilyn (Kate Hewlett), a successful make-up artist for a hit TV series, brings home the show's star, Ryan (Paul McGillion), to announce their engagement, it catapults her already obsessive brother Patrick (David Hewlett) over the edge.

'A Dogs's Breakfast' is rated PG-13.

Pre-order now (from Amazon(:


Stargate Atlantis Season 3
September 18, 2007

For the first time MGM is releasing the complete previous season of "Stargate: Atlantis" on DVD before the premiere of the next season.

Tune-in to Sci-Fi September 28th at 10PM for the premiere episode of Stargate Atlantis Season 4.

Pre-order now (from MGM):


In the newsletter, this photo was posted:

However...with the recent news that NBC/Universal has cancelled their contract with iTunes (which expires in December '07):;_ylt=Asjxz3gzz.X.exzG6N2FTutpMhkF

and that Apple has now announced it will refuse to carry NBCU's Fall Shows:

we probably won't know for certain until September 29th if iTunes will have Stargate Atlantis' season premiere episode, "Adrift," available for download purchase.


The latest MGM news

August 8 - Paul McGillion returns to 'Stargate Atlantis'...

Stargate Atlantis - NBCU September Newsletter

From the NBCU September '07 e-mail newsletter:


Fridays 9/8 PM C

Stargate Atlantis

The Stargate legacy continues to burn bright with the fourth original season of Atlantis. Amanda Tapping, one of the most beloved stars in the Stargate universe, travels to the Pegasus galaxy to join the Atlantis cast by reprising her role as television’s favorite astrophysicist, Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter. Firefly’s Jewel Staite also joins the cast this season as physician, "Dr. Jennifer Keller." Taking the torch from SG-1 as television’s most thrilling adventure series, Atlantis, promises to up the ante this season by introducing a powerful new race, welcoming new cast members and mourning the loss of some beloved friends.

Fridays at 10/9 PM C
Premiers September 28

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi Blog Update Aug 30 - NEW Video Clip

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 30, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete update and photos at the site: David Hewlett, Director Will Waring, and Joe Flanigan.)

Thursday, August 30, 2007


I finally made it to Widgen Park where Will was setting up the only scene we'd be shooting that day: scene 29, a seven and a half page complex monster. Arguing, stunning, fixing, shooting, running, jumping, falling. And that was just the behind-the-scenes goings-on. By the time lunch was called, we were running a little late but Will assured me he'd be making up time in the afternoon. Of course the best laid plans of mice, men, and determined directors can be completely undone by something as simple as an airplane flying over the location and ruining three successive takes.

Still, a good time was had by all, especially those hanging around the director's chair as I had brought along some Zotter's chocolates for those in need of a pick-me-up. The flavors providing the pick-me-up on this day included Dark Chocolate and Green Veltliner Wine with Long Pepper, Milk Chocolate Sunflower Seeds and Rye Bread, and consensus favorite Dark Chocolate Coffee Plum with Caramelized Bacon.

Tomorrow's the big night shoot so expect my blog entry to be a little later - say, midnight-ish. Set your alarms!

Pics: David waiting for something to happen, Will psyche's himself up, Joe's alternative to bug spray.

Video: Oooh, spooky! [David Hewlett!]

Stargate/Sanctuary - Blog Update Aug 29 - Websode 8, Comic Book, Game

From Sanctuary For All:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

August 29, 2007

The Insider: Volume 1

Posted by James under: Blogroll.



Big things are going on here at Stage 3 Media, starting with the upcoming release of Webisode 8 on Thursday. If you thought the last three were exciting, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This is certainly my favourite of all the Webisodes up to this point and I think it’ll appeal to all of you that love a little of everything in your webisodes.

But then what?

Fear not, fearless viewers. The end of one cycle means the beginning of a new one in the lives of our friends Helen, Will, Ashley and Bigfoot. We’ve got some pretty cool stuff up our sleeves and the Stage 3 coffee maker has been running on full blast, so prepare yourselves, it’s going to be big.

But what can we do in the meantime?

I’m glad you asked, because there’s a ton of stuff.

If you’re on Imeem, we have a group there you can get involved with at

We’re also being distributed via now, so go check that out when you have a second.

An online comic book is in the works for download here soon. It will feature the work of the mighty Matt Haley who some of you may know from his work with DC Comics brands like Batman and Superman Returns. The guy is a legend in some circles and the end result should be pretty damn cool.

In our continuing quest to be the most immersive and interactive experience out there, we’ll be launching a Sanctuary game for your mobile devices. Sanctuary on your cell phone, not a bad thing!

You can also expect us to be taking you behind the scenes and up close and personal as the shooting of the second cycle of Sanctuary commences. Video, interviews, you name it, we’ll take you down to the frontlines.

And then there’s a few things that I’m not allowed to tell you about yet that will blow your mind, seriously.

Never let it be said we don’t hook y’all up. It’s a very exciting time to be here, now if only if I could sink a decent putt.

But enough about my inability to golf, more details to come soon about some bigger projects which should tear the roof off this place. Then it’ll be Lagavulin for everyone.



Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Stargate SG-1 - FOX Stargate Hub Updated Aug 29

FOX's Stargate Hub has been updated with some more video clips, oddly enough, they're from SG-1's season nine episodes.

The trailers are at the main page, immediately below the text box in the center of the page.

They are formatted in Adobe Flash Player 9.

The first clip is from "The Powers That Be."

The second clip is from a featurette with Robert C. Cooper regarding "The Village" that was built for SG1's season nine and SGA's season two.

There's also one NEW wallpaper in The Gateroom section. It's two blue Jaffa standing to the side of the SGC Stargate.

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 29

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 29, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and for some spectular, beautiful photos of location filming for the series. Yowza! Photos include: Director Will Waring; Joe Flanigan; some Genii; David Hewlett and Jodelle Ferland [filming a scene from "Harmony"] and more...)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

We turned off the main street and onto a back road that snaked through a heavily forested area, endlessly rising, falling, zigging and zagging - nothing but deep, dark wilderness to either side. “It’s beautiful,”remarked Larry, my driver. Hmmm. To me, it looked like an ideal place to dump a murder victim.

Eventually, we reached the end of the road - which turned out to be an even rougher trail that continued for another two miles before delivering us to an impromptu tree-lined parking area. I made the rest of the trek on foot, arriving by the water as they were setting up the first shot of the day, a “walk and talk” backlit by the rising sun. It was a beautiful scene, one of those rare instances that someone bears witness to only on those rare occasions he wakes up 5:00 a.m. and takes the 90 minute drive down to the location to watch it being shot - or, better yet, just watches it on t.v. months later.


No bears on set this day (the one we saw ambling across the trail on the drive back doesn’t count) but plenty of mosquitoes and the odd plane flying by to ruin a take or five. Apparently, there are cougars in the area, but they’re mainly up in the mountains and only come down when it’s dark - like, say, this Friday when we do the night shoot. Also, excitement galore and a near-disaster averted after quick action was taken to fix a tear in David Hewelett’s pants (“Them aren’t sitting pants!“I warned him.). Ah, show business!

Pics: You bet!

Stargate SG-1 - Contest - Season 10, Vol 1 & Stargate Infinity DVD

From FemaleFirst:,+Volume+1and+Stargate+Infinity-695.html

(Enter contest at the link above. For UK fans ONLY.)

Win A Copy Of Stargate SG1 Season 10, Volume 1and Stargate Infinity

24th August 2007 11:47:03

Stargate fans are in for a treat on Monday 13 August as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases two new series to add to Stargate collections. The critically-acclaimed, multi award-winning Sci-Fi adventure series Stargate SG-1, Season 10, Volume 1 and Stargate Infinity - the brand new animated action-adventure series are available to own for the first time on DVD.

Stargate Infinity follows four exceptional Air Force Academy cadets and a wrongly court-martialed Stargate veteran who must travel through the gated wormholes from one planet to the next in order to protect a mysterious alien creature from the sinister clutches of a new extraterrestrial enemy.

Stargate SG-1 Season 10 is the final adventure for the team and the last instalment in the SG1 collection. It sees the SG-1 military squad undertaking missions across the universe through the Stargates, encountering various alien creatures and cultures on their journeys as they set out on another mission to defend the earth from the unknown.

This new season is a historic one as it celebrates the 200th episode, making it the longest-running science fiction series on television, surpassing The X-Files and every series of Star Trek. Besides being the final season for Stargate SG-1, the 10th season also features the much-anticipated 200th and (final) episode, and the return of Richard Dean Anderson reprising his role as General Jack O’Neil for episode four (“The Shroud”).

It also marks the return of SG-1 favourites Carter (Amanda Tapping), Teal’c (Christopher Judge) and Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) – as well as newcomers from last season, Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder), Vala (Claudia Black), Adria (Morena Baccarin) and veteran actor, Beau Bridges who plays General Landry.

Stargate SG-1 is an action-packed sci-adventure series involving a team of U.S. Air Force soldiers and scientists who use ancient portals in space called Stargates to travel instantaneously from their Stargate Command base in the Rocky Mountains to other planets to explore, forge alliances, defuse crises, establish trade and investigate mysteries.

Stargate SG-1 has become one of the most popular and longest running science fiction shows in television history and the DVD is packed full of ‘extras’ including audio commentary, photo galleries and a Moving Menus, making it a must-buy for any Sci-Fi or Stargate fans. Further volumes in the tenth series will be released between September and December this year.

Stargate SG1 is a Twentieth Century Fox Television production and has been nominated for over 60 Sci-Fi and television awards during its run.

This new season is a historic one as it celebrates the... what number of episodes?

Closing Date: 2007-09-24

Stargate SG-1/Atlantis - Starburst Magazine # 354 - Joe Flanigan Interview & More

From Visimag:

Issue #354 • ships from Aug 29 2007

News-stand Price • UK £3.99 / US $7.99

In 132 pages of Sci-Fi Entertainment…

The Sarah Jane Adventures

Season 1 Preview!
• Starburst tracks down producer Matthew Bouch to uncover the truth behind the latest Doctor Who spin-off, starring former companion Sarah Jane Smith, aka Elisabeth Sladen!

The Sarah Connor Chronicles Exclusive!
• The Terminator is coming to TV! The producers and stars reveal what’s in store in this 12-episode spin-off based on James Cameron’s Sci-Fi movie…

Mary Tamm
The Starburst Interview
• We speak exclusively to the former Doctor Who companion about her role in the ‘Key to Time’ season, as this Tom Baker story comes to DVD

Resident Evil: Extinction
On Set!
• Starburst goes behind the scenes with star Milla Jovovich and producer Paul Anderson to find out the game plan for the next instalment in the franchise

• Starburst catches up with the cast and crew as they prepare to save the world for a second year…

Stargate SG-1
• We catch up with the cast and crew to chat about the new straight-to-DVD movies!

Stargate Atlantis On Set!
• We chat to star Joe Flanigan about the all-new upcoming fourth season of the Stargate spin-off

Comic-Con 2007
• The San Diego convention was bigger and better than ever this year. We present our day-by-day guide to this media event…

• Straight from the hatch, star Henry Ian Cusick tells us about his desert island lifestyle

The Starburst Vaults
• Continuing Starburst’s 30th birthday celebrations, in our new regular feature, we trawl our own archive of 353 regular issues and 83 specials to reappraise genre classics
This issue: Terminator 2

Reviews: Films
Day Watch
Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
Mr Brooks
The Simpsons Movie
Wind Chill

Reviews: TV
The 4400 Season 4
The Dead Zone Season 6
Flash Gordon Season 1
Painkiller Jane Season 1

Reviews: Books
Brasyl by Ian McDonald
Cowboy Angels by Paul McAuley
Harm by Brian Aldiss
Heaven’s Net is Wide by Lian Hearn
Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
Troy: Fall of Kings by David and Stella Gemmell

Reviews: DVDs
28 Weeks Later
Babylon 5: The Lost Tales
Doctor Who The Time Warrior
Stargate Atlantis Season 3, Volume 1
Stargate SG-1 Season 10, Volume 2

Reviews: Tie-ins
Doctor Who Frozen Time
Doctor Who Son of the Dragon
Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters
Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon
Doctor Who at the BBC - The Tenth Doctor
Bernice Summerfield 8.3: Freedom of Information

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
Vampire Rain

Film Music by Maurice Jarre
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Dead Man #12
Green Lantern #22
Outsiders: Five of a Kind: Nightwing/Captain Boomerang Jr

Martha Jones & Novice Hame

Picture Desk
Our monthly sneak peek at the hottest publicity stills!
This issue: Ashes to Ashes and Iron Man

Sci-Fi Calendar
All the latest release dates covering movies, TV, DVDs and books

Trailer Park
We take a sideways look at the trailer for The Seeker: The Dark is Rising

Starburst’s monthly columnist Nicholas Briggs gives us his thoughts on the world of Sci-Fi

In Numbers
Get figure happy with Starburst’s monthly numbers-related column!
This issue: Indiana Jones

Stargate Atlantis - Dreamwatch: Win Stargate Atlantis prizes! (UK fans only)

From Dreamwatch:

Posted on Wed Aug 22 2007

Win Stargate Atlantis prizes!

Three seasons in and Stargate Atlantis has established itself as every bit the equal of SG:1 – if not better.

The Season 3: Part 1 DVD contains four great episodes - No Man's Land, Misbegotten, Irresistible and Sateda. The DVD features commentaries on all of these episodes alongside other exciting extras.

The DVD is out to buy from 27 August 2007, but your trusty pals at Dreamwatch Total Sci Fi have 3 copies up for grabs.

For your chance of winning, just take a look at the following monstrously easy question:

Which actor played Dr Rodney McKay on Stargate Atlantis?

Email your answer to dwscifi [at] by 7 September 2007. Don't forget to include your name and address!

The small print

The competition closes on 7 September 2007. The competition is open to UK residents aged 16 or over (or with parent’s/guardian’s permission if under 16). Employees of the promoter, its agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion, and their families, are excluded from entering this competition. Prizes will be awarded from all the correct entries through a random draw under independent supervision within seven days of the closing date. Winners will be notified by post within 28 days of the closing date. There is no cash alternative to any prize. The editor’s decision is final and no discussion will be entered into. To request a list of winners please write to Simon Hugo, 144 Southwark Street, London SE1 OUP within 28 days of the closing date. Titan Magazines is the recognised promoter of this competition. Only one entry per person. No multiple, bulk or third party entries accepted.

Stargate SG-1 - TV Guide Online: Michael Shanks Visits Eureka

From TV Guide Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Michael Shanks Visits Eureka and Returns to the Stargate

by Ileane Rudolph

For those who missed Michael Shanks battling a ginormous man-eating serpent last weekend in MegaSnake, Sci Fi's latest cheese-filled movie, not to worry. The actor who played Stargate SG-1's hunky brainiac Daniel Carter for a decade is now paying a visit to the genius town Eureka on Sept. 25 (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET, Sci Fi). caught the Canadian actor at the tail end of his vacation "playing dad” to his three kids, and invited him to share with us tidbits about that gig, the upcoming SG-1 DVD movies, and more. Both you and your wife, SG-1 colleague Lexa Doig, have Eureka gigs. Hers is the week before. How did that come about?

Michael Shanks: She auditioned first. She knew the director from Andromeda — Michael Robison — so it was a bit of a shoo-in for her. She came back from a couple days' work and was raving about the experience and the cast. Then we flew off to Toronto for a vacation and while I was there, they offered me a role for the following episode. It just worked out bang-bang, in that kind of way.

**snippage** Share some tidbits about both upcoming SG-1 movies.

Shanks: We had a way bigger budget than we ever did for the series, so the action scenes will be that much better. And the fans will definitely be happy with the way we wrap up the series in The Ark of Truth. It reintroduces our villains that we created during the last two years, and we deal with them in a very climactic way. It's a good payoff.

**snippage** What's happening with the Rage of Angels pilot you and Judge were developing?

Shanks: We have a verbal greenlight from MGM, but we're waiting for Brad Turner, who worked with us for years on SG-1, and who's now a supervising producer on 24, to have a window of opportunity to direct. That may not be until next year. So which angels do you play?

Shanks: He's Gabriel, the archangel, and I will be playing Lucifer. Lucifer. That's juicy. How do you prep for that evildoer?

Shanks: You know, that's the $10,000 question. I think Lucifer is just a guy with daddy issues.

Use our Online Video Guide to cue up lots of Michael Shanks clips.

Send your comments on this Q&A to online_insider [at]

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 28

From Joseph Mallolliz's blog update for August 28, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are photos at the site: Director Andy Mikita, Jason Momoa [as Ronon], Christopher Judge [Teal'c] and Gary Jones [Walter Harriman].)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


The last time the production shot at Widgen was way back in SG-1’s fourth season on a little episode called Scorched Earth, the very first script Paul and I wrote for the show. According to legend, one of the actors refused to come out of their trailer until the bear that was stalking the grounds had left the area. In the end, it came down to a couple of P.A.’s who saved the day by chasing away the no-doubt adorable furball. Seriously, I wonder what that conversation must’ve been like. Martin Wood: “Hey, Spencer, we need you and Tim to wrangle the extras, get the guest star a script and, oh yeah, chase away that hungry predator.” Hmmm. According to the fine print on the spray I picked up, it repels mosquitoes, ticks, and something called “chiggers” (which, if I remember correctly, are surly forest-dwelling gnomes). It doesn’t say anything about bears. In fact, it’s quite possible that bears enjoy the taste of Raid.


Mailbag will return…hmmm, don’t really know when. I’ll be on location for the rest of the week and while I’ll probably be able to upload my entries and some pics and, hopefully, some vids, I probably won’t be getting around to answering any questions. So, for the time being, limit your comments to effusive praise and we’ll get back to questions this weekend.

Stargate Atlantis - Two Nominations for Gemini Awards

The 22nd annual Gemini Awards nominees were announced Tuesday, August 28, and Stargate Atlantis received two nominations. (The Gemini's are Canada's version of the US' Emmy Awards.) The nominations are:

Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

- Martin Gero
- Stargate Atlantis: McKay and Mrs. Miller

Best Visual Effects

- Mark Savela, Tom Brydon, Brenda Campbell, Debora Dunphy, Shannon Gurney, Andrew Karr, Todd Liddiard, Alec McClymont
- Stargate Atlantis: No Man's Land.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

For more information, please follow the link to the 22nd Annual Gemini Awards:

Stargate Atlantis - Amanda Tapping Audio Interview

From the Daily Telegraph (Australia):

A Chat with Amanda Tapping

Life After Stargate SG-1

She's played the same character for ten seasons and two films, now Stargate star Amanda Tapping chats to The Daily Telegraph about shooting the final scene of the films, working in Antarctica, dealing with a symbiotic relationship and what's coming up in the science fiction goddess's exciting schedule.


This is formatted in Adobe Flash Player 9, with photos and an eight-minute audio interview.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Video Clip of Paul McGillion on the set

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 27, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete update. No photos today...but we're gifted with a video clip of Paul McGillion on the set!)

Monday, August 27, 2007

Hey, check out the new video addition to this blog featuring extra special guest star…that Dallas Cowboys fan. No, no, no. Not Robert Cooper. The OTHER Dallas Cowboys fan.

Joe has posted his video clip, available here:
action=view¤t=M2U00007.flv's Paul McGillion!


Today's pics: None today. Don't be so greedy.

Today's mailbag -

Anonymous #1 writes: "You mentioned a huge ending for season 4 which will be a good pick up for season five but if there is no season five will you just leave the fans hanging?"

Answer: I'm not in a position to make any promises, but I'm fairly certain that we'll find a way to answer most of those unanswered questions.

Zabadoo writes: "1.)Will there be any more Batman references this season? 2.)How long is Teal'c in Reunion? What about Midway? 3.)Who is the least developed character in the fourth season?"

Answers: 1) Yes. 2) He'll make a cameo in Reunion and put in a full appearance in Midway. 3) Chuck.

Chevron 7 writes: "Did he get rid of the pony tail?"

Answer: Yup and Carl was soooo disappointed.

Sanura writes: "Was the Sedge in "The Real World" Torri's dog?"

Answer: Yep.

Dsbeerf writes: "Thanks for not mentioning to Jason what I said about him wearing glasses in the picture you snapped. I am glad I did not have to spend long months in the hospital."

Answer: Not yet anyway. Jason has been kind of busy but he's sworn a blood oath to get you. Just saying.

Linzi writes: "Will we learn about Sheppard's parents? That is to say, will we find out if they're dead or alive?"

Answer: We will.


Stargate Atlantis - Season 3 DVD Contest - Region 1

From Monsters and Critics:


The Atlantis expedition continues and M&C's giving away five copies

By M&C News Aug 28, 2007, 0:48 GMT

Stargate: Atlantis - Season 3 makes its way to DVD on Sept. 18th, and M&C is giving away five copies of the DVD set! The 5-disc set features all 20 episodes and arrives jam-packed with cast and creator commentaries, featurettes and exclusive bonus materials.

From the longest consecutively running sci-fi series ever, Stargate SG-1, comes its thrilling spin-off, Stargate: Atlantis - Season 3, splashing onto DVD from MGM Home Entertainment. For the first time, MGM is releasing the complete previous season of Stargate: Atlantis on DVD before the premiere of the next season allowing fans to catch up on their favorite episodes.

Set in the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy built millions of years ago by the most advanced race in the Stargate Universe, an adventurous expedition ensues, overflowing with intense battles, out-of-this-world visuals, amazing special effects, endearing characters and a two-time Emmy-nominated score by Joel Goldsmith.

Stargate: Atlantis - Season 3 is anchored with a compelling ensemble cast including Joe Flanigan (The Other Sister), Torri Higginson (The English Patient), Rachel Luttrel (Imposter) David Hewlett (The Triangle) and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files).

Executive produced by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, the five-disc DVD set is flooded with bonus features including audio commentaries for 19 episodes, many behind-the-scenes featurettes and a profusion of photo and production design galleries.

To enter, contestants need to provide a name and e-mail address. Upon notification of winning, contestants will have five days to reply with the name and address of where their prize should be sent.

Sorry but this competition is open to residents of the USA only (PR Companies can not ship prizes outside U.S.).

Stargate: Atlantis - Season 3 is now available at Amazon. As of yet, there is not a release date for the UK [for the box set. Single discs will be released beginning Sept. 7th - Morjana]. Visit the DVD database for more information.

Click Here to enter the competition.

Stargate Atlantis - Radio Nostalgia Network: David Hewlett Audio Interview

From Radio Nostalgia Network:

Mon, 27 August 2007

David Hewlett

This talented actor makes his directorial debut with a film he also co-wrote, called A Dog's Breakfast. In the movie, David plays Patrick, a man who takes matters to a new level when he hears of his sister's engagement to a famous lead actor in a hit sci-fi series. We get some great behind the scenes info and I enjoy David's great sense of humor. We also chat about season four of Stargate Atlantis and the addition of Amanda Tapping and Jewel State to the cast. David and I even chat about his appearence in Sanctuary. Special thanks to Brigette and Caroline from Stargate Publicity. A very special thanks to the Sci-Fi Channel. Check out the official A Dog's Breakfast website. Music by Victor Stellar called Space.


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 26

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 26, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are photos at the site from the SGA set, including Dr. Lee [actor Bill Dow], Director Andy Mikita, some visiting Wraith, and more.)

Sunday, August 26, 2007


Well, that’s it. I’m heading back to my reading. Oh, and those set pics I mentioned I was sitting on a while back. Check ‘em out -

Today’s Q&A -

Jen Kirk writes: “Second, what type of files does your cam create?”

Answer: Problem solved. Rather than film in HD, I’ll switch to the lower quality Standard Def which has proven much easier to transfer and upload. I’ll give it my first official test tomorrow.

Sanura writes: “ If Stargate ever finishes for good (PTB and ratings and heaven forbid), would you be allowed/inclined to read any fanfiction?”

Answer: If and when Stargate ends, I believe I’ll be so Stargated out that the last thing I’ll want to check out is anything Stargate related.

Rac76 writes: “I must have missed something, but who is Evil?”

Answer: Evil, aka Kenny Gibbs, is our props master.

Wingwyrm writes: “I can't seem to find a single episode with Ra's eye as a tattoo. Either I'm missing something or Ra had few to none warriors.”

Answer: My take has always been that Ra’s Jaffa were so fiercely loyal that they perished in battle rather than being taken alive and given the opportunity to switch their allegiance.


AtlantisFanNew1 a ecrit: “1)Vous avez toujour eu des bouldogues francais comme chiens? 2)Vous préférez, le chocolat blanc? noir? au lait? avec des noisettes?des amandes?aux riz soufflé? 3)Le bébé de teyla sera normal? 4)Avez vous un couple préféré dans stargate atlantis ? Lequel?”

Reponses: 1) Non. Lulu est un bouldogue francais, mais Jelly, Maximus, et Bubba sont des pugs. 2) Non. 3) ? 4) Non.

MrsB108 writes: “1)Will Rodney have continuing moments of selflessness this season, thoughtfully putting others before himself? 2)Can we expect some interesting interactions between Keller and Ronon? 3)Can we expect big storyline changes when Season Five gets picked up?”

Answer: 1) Yup. One particularly memorable moment from the first half of season four comes to mind. 2) Yup. Some particularly memorable scenes from the second half of season four come to mind. 3) We’ve set up something BIG for the end of this season that should make for a very exciting fifth season.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Stargate SG-1/Atlantis - Viewers Choice Marathon Aug. 31

The SciFi Channel has updated their schedulebot with their preliminary September schedule (as always, it's subject to change):

And they've also listed the winning episodes for the August 31 Viewers Choice Marathon:

08/31/2007 04:00P Moebius - Part 1
08/31/2007 05:00P Moebius - Part 2
08/31/2007 06:00P A Matter Of Time
08/31/2007 07:00P Lost City - Pt 1
08/31/2007 08:00P Lost City - Pt 2
08/31/2007 09:00P Window Of Opportunity
08/31/2007 11:00P Thor's Chariot
08/31/2007 01:00A The Tok'ra, Pt. 1
08/31/2007 02:00A The Tok'ra, Pt. 2

The preliminary October '07 schedule:

The original Stargate movie is scheduled for:

10/14/2007 06:30P Movie Stargate

STARGATE ATLANTIS - NEW episodes (premiere is Friday, Sept. 28)

10/05/2007 10:00P Stargate Atlantis (Season 4)
10/05/2007 12:00A Stargate Atlantis (Season 4)

10/12/2007 10:00P Stargate Atlantis (Season 4)
10/12/2007 12:00A Stargate Atlantis (Season 4)

10/19/2007 10:00P Stargate Atlantis (Season 4)
10/19/2007 12:00A Stargate Atlantis (Season 4)

Stargate SG-1 continues to be scheduled for the 6pm rotation through October 19 (and is possibly not on the schedule after that for the SciFi Channel's Halloween special programming), and there are also episodes scheduled to air late at night:

10/09/2007 12:00A Stargate SG-1
10/12/2007 01:00A Stargate SG-1
10/16/2007 12:00A Stargate SG-1
10/19/2007 01:00A Stargate SG-1

Friday, August 24, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Site Update Aug 24

A part of the MGM Stargate site has been updated to reflect the SGA Season Four cast changes (and new uniforms for season four - oh, and they've removed Carter from the SG1 section!):


NEW Additions

Col. Samantha Carter (with a lovely new season 4 cast photo!)

Carter's and Amanda's bio's have been updated.


Dr. Jennifer Keller

Jewel Staite

Jennifer Keller is the newest member of the Atlantis expedition, taking over the position of Chief of Medicine. Quietly confident, Dr. Keller must quickly learn how to fit in to the strange and exciting world of Atlantis, and has her medical skills and courage tested early on.

Best known for her role as "Kaylee," the sweet, happy and sensual farm girl-turned-ship's mechanic on the critically-acclaimed sci-fi series Firefly, Jewel Staite is the newest addition to the Stargate universe.

Already a veteran actress at a mere 25-years-old, Staite began her career at the age of nine. Finding success early on, she earned both Gemini (Canadian Emmy) and Canadian Television Film and Showcase Award nominations for her work on the Disney Channel's Flash Forward with Ben Foster. While honing her craft at The Vancouver Youth Theatre, Staite landed numerous high profile television projects, including roles on Fox Family's Higher Ground with Hayden Christensen, a recurring role on the highly-praised FOX series Wonderfalls, NBC's Just Deal and Nickelodeon's Space Cases.

She made guest appearances on Showtime's Dead Like Me opposite Ellen Muth and
Rebecca Gayheart, UPN's Seven Days with Jonathan LaPaglia, FOX's The X-Files opposite David Duchovny, and CBC's The Odyssey and Da Vinci's Inquest, as well as Disney's Honey I Shrunk the Kids with Peter Scolari and Hillary Tuck. More recently, she starred opposite James Brolin and Natasha Henstridge in Lifetime's Widow on the Hill, and delivered a memorable performance in the pilot for Showtime's Huff,
starring Hank Azaria, Blythe Danner and Oliver Platt.

Staite made her feature film debut in 2005 in Universal Pictures' Serenity, Joss Whedon's big screen adaptation of the television series Firefly. She recently completed filming the lead role in the feature film The Tribe, which depicts the story of five young adults shipwrecked on a deserted island off the coast of Latin America where they encounter a lost tribe of savages. In the thriller, Staite portrays "Liz," one of the young adults who is very vulnerable to her surroundings.

Directed by first-timer Jorg Ihle, the film is being produced by Mo Ramchandani with Jo Bamford executive producing. The picture was shot in Costa Rica by Avatar Entertainment Group and was recently acquired by AfterDark Films for distribution through Lions Gate Films.

Staite currently resides in Vancouver, BC.

Stargate Atlantis: Contest for Season 3 DVDs

From Exclusive Magazine:


Win 'Stargate Atlantis - Complete Third Season'!

From the longest consecutively running sci-fi series ever, "Stargate SG-1", comes its thrilling spin-off, "Stargate: Atlantis: Season 3," splashing onto DVD on September 18th.

For the first time MGM is releasing the complete previous season of "Stargate: Atlantis" on DVD before the premiere of the next season allowing fans to catch up on their favorite episodes. Set in the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy built millions of years ago by the most advanced race in the Stargate Universe, an adventurous expedition ensues, overflowing with intense battles, out-of-this-
world visuals, amazing special effects, endearing characters and a two-time Emmy nominated score by Joel Goldsmith.

"Stargate: Atlantis: Season 3" is anchored with a compelling ensemble cast including Joe Flanigan (The Other Sister), Torri Higginson (The English Patient), Rachel Luttrel (Imposter) David Hewlett ("The Triangle") and Mitch Pileggi ("The X-Files"). Executive produced by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, the five-disc DVD set is flooded with bonus features including audio commentaries for 19 episodes,
many behind-the-scenes featurettes and a profusion of photo and production design galleries.


So, if you would like to win one of these new DVD box-sets and you think you know all there is to know about show, just answer this easy question: Originally, all of the hero Wraith males featured on the series were played by the same actor. What was his name?!

Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful new DVD box-sets! Just send us an e:mail here before October 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: STARGATE ATLANTIS 3 DVDs to:

exclusivemagazine [at]

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Preliminary schedule for Atlantis Season Four

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

A brief excerpt:

Preliminary schedule for Atlantis Season Four

Friday - August 24, 2007 | by Darren Sumner

GateWorld has received a preliminary broadcast schedule for the fourth season of Stargate Atlantis on SCI FI Channel! The new season premieres in a little over one month, and will air straight through with only brief breaks for the holidays (one week for Thanksgiving, three weeks for Christmas and New Year's Day).

The mid-season finale will air on December 7, as previously announced. New episodes will resume on SCI FI on January 4, marching straight through to the season finale on March 7.



NOTE: Stargate Atlantis Season Four premieres Friday, September 28, at a NEW time, 10pm, on the SciFi Channel (US).

Stargate SG-1 - Richard Dean Anderson web site update Aug 23

From a Richard Dean Anderson web site e-mail update announcement:

A few new updates and photos have been added to the RDA website.

I've just returned from a week in Los Angeles, and I had a chance to catch up with RDA while I was there. He had just returned from a trip to Hawaii, and he shared some news about his vacation for the site. Wylie, too, was interested in contributing to the site, and she offered a piece of her artwork. You'll find the latest "Notes From Rick," some recent pictures, and Wylie's artwork in the Updates
section of the site, or direct links can be found on the What's New page.

Thanks for visiting!

Richard Dean Anderson Web Site

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Engagement Scene????

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 23, 2007:

(More photos of food today at the site. You know, I'm gaining weight just LOOKING at those photos! Yum! Please follow the link for the complete update.)

Thursday, August 23, 2007


On the work front: shooting continues on the big team-up eppy, finished the polish on Harmony, almost finished my producer's cut of Kindred I as I await the completion of the Previously On sequence, an exhausted Martin completed his latest (and last) rewrite of Trio, read the first draft of Outcast, and watched the episode with the engagement scene (I have a feeling the fans will love it).

Today’s Q&A -

Teyilia writes: “Since the finale is being written at this time yes? when does actual filming for it start/end?”

Answers: Yes and end of September.

Flying Fig writes: “I know what a director's cut is (for DVDs, etc.) but what is a producer's cut?”

Answer: At the end of the day, the producer’s cut is the finished version.

ChevronSeven writes: “What exactly goes into polishing a script?”

Answer: Depends on the script notes.

Jill_Ion writes: “Are you sure all of the aliens on Stargate are fake?”

Answer: All but one.

Scifan writes: “ Maybe for season 5, you can have a story contest.”

Answer: Sorry. The production has nothing to do with organizing contests. That would be SciFi and MGM’s area of expertise.

Anonymous #1 writes: “Also, did you know Netflix is already way ahead of you and the team on the seasons of SGA?”

Answer: Parallel universes? Really? Cool!

[It's true! I was over at Netflix today, and you can "save" Stargate Atlantis Seasons 4 AND 5 to your Queue! I love it -- the power of positive thinking! - Morjana]

Anonymous #2 writes: “If Atlantis gets picked up for a season 5, when would you start writing for it?”

Answer: Hopefully well be spinning stories in November.

Zabadoo writes: “1.)I was in the process of writing a script to put in my portfolio to send with my college applications, and my computer crashed and it got deleted. (…) Has that ever happened to you, if so, any suggestions that can help to get it going again? 2) I heard there is a continuation to the Gero/McKay episodes... 3).)Should we expect any dark twists in Sheppard's backstory? Like is there a reason he hasn't told anyone much of who he was before? 4.)The episodes that Paul McGillion is in, is it going to be a completely different character from what we've seen before?”

Answers: 1) Let anger and desperation be your muse. 2) Gero/McKay episodes? 3) Don’t know what you mean by “dark”. 4) No, it’ll be the guy we knew.

Pattirose4 writes: “Any chance of casting Peter Wingfield in an upcoming role?”

Answer: He already played Tanith on SG-1 and was killed off in season 5.


Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett's Blog Update Aug 23 -

From David Hewlett's blog update at A Dog's Breakfast:

(Please follow the link for the complete update. A photo of Mars is at the site.)

Good, Bad, Ugly Dogs and Wanda

Written by dgeek

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Had the pleasure of watching The Good, the Bad and the Ugly the other night. What a treat! If you want to see why Clint Eastwood is a star and where Tarantino gets most of his genius from then Sergio Leone is the man to watch. This movie is phenomenal! I've seen it before in bits and pieces, but sitting down and watching the thing properly is an awe-inspiring experience...


Almost half way through the "Design of the Dead" script. It's going to need a fair bit of work to get it out of "writer's draft" (which translates as the "I'm not showing nobody" pass!) but I'm really looking forward to pushing ahead with that! The next two Stargate Atlantis episodes "Harmony" & "Trio" are really McKay heavy so I doubt I'm going to have much time to do more than just learn lines and sleep, but even with hiatus, DVD releases and babies fast approaching I'm still very eager to get back behind the camera!

September the 18th is the DVD release (in North America) for A Dog's Breakfast. Jane and Fox have been great about getting me out there for publicity and such, and we're really hoping that the film is well received. Big shout-out to the Dragon Con attendees:

keep an eye out for the "Rabid Breakfast Squirrels" who are sure to be pestering the masses about our puppy's DVD arrival! Thanks SO much for all that marketing muscle, now is the perfect time to be flexing! So, please make sure you rate, review and recommend A Dog's Breakfast anywhere you can online and please be sure write about and link to us whenever you can in all your blog/facebook/Myspace pages... and of course buy it for everyone you've ever met as Christmas presents ;-) Sorry we can't be in Atlanta with you...I'll have to get it on the schedule for '08...perhaps with the sproglett in tow? And please be sure to post some pictures for us poor souls who won't be able to come play with the dragons.

All the best!


Stargate Atlantis - TV Zone Magazine # 219 - David Hewlett Interview

From Visimag:

TV Zone #219, September 2007
(Reference #T219)

Scheduled publication date August 24 2007

Doctor Who (2000s) We preview the nearly nine month run of Who-related episodes…

• The Sarah Jane Adventures
• The Doctor Who Christmas Special
• Torchwood Season 2
• Doctor Who Season 4

Exclusive Interviews

Babylon 5 Actor Peter Woodward on returning to the role of Technomage Galen in the new straight-to-DVD releases The Lost Tales

Stargate Atlantis Star David Hewlett looks back on Season Three, a tragic loss, and the changes to come…

Eureka Astronaut turned mechanic Douglas Fargo stands out as a bit of a geek, as actor Neil Grayston tells us

The 4400 Young actress Conchita Campbell on playing gifted child Maya


Heroes New cast member Dania Ramirez drops a few subtle hints about the character she’ll be playing in Season Two

Rome Actor James Purefoy tells us about playing Marc Antony

The Company The starry cast of the spy drama, including Chris O’Donnell, Alfred Molina and Michael Keaton, reveal how it tells the decades-long story of the Cold War


Deep Thought Is the current flood of Supernatural dramas a sign of our violent times, or just proof that we like a good scare?

Primetime Damages Oscar winning actress Glenn Close explains why she’s committed herself to work in television for this new legal drama…

Retro Our continuing history of television asks why, after becoming an instant hit, Batman left our screens so quickly?

Radio Zone Doctor Who’s Nicholas Courtney and Terry Molloy arrive on BBC7 as MI:13’s comic paranormal investigators The Scarifyers

With regular and bang up-to-date TV reviews (15 episodes reviewed, including The 4400, Babylon 5, audio Blake's 7, Eureka, Hyperdrive), merchandise reviews, news

and much more…

Go to Web edition

Price: $7.99

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett's Blog Update Aug 22 - NEW Video Clip

From David Hewlett's blog update for August 22 at A Dog's Breakfast:

My Favourite Line!

Written by dgeek

Thursday, 23 August 2007

Between rounds of gunfire, burning debris and Rambo-nerd acting and in a desperate bid to keep in touch I've resorted to video yet again.

Just uploaded this to Youtube for your enjoyment:

It's amazing, Mars just makes it look so easy!




And previous entries from his Twitter site:

My favourite line Season - Four Episode 1 "Adrift"

Gunfire in studio 3! I'm a Rambo-nerd!

Life cast and a whole whack of interviews completed...I'll tell you, the whole face casting thing is a lot easier than my "Pin" days!

Back from Bellingham...great stuff...and NO homework?! My kind of I better go learn my lines for Monday!

Weekend classes...seemed like a good idea when it was a long way in the future! Now it's just Sat. and early!

they're booking me for a life cast! apparently i'm to get very old.

Terminal city yesterday & today...guns and wraith and spark hits. It's hot...too hot for my leather "stealth" jacket ;-)

We've got an old friend on set this week! Won't you be Mchappy ;-)

Nice walk around the harbour. Mars had to go and roll in some kind of "matter" so we all got to shower under the garden hose on our return!

Variety: American Life TV buys four sci-fi series

From Variety:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

American Life TV buys four sci-fi series

Net nabs Irwin Allen-produced shows from 1960s


'Lost in Space' is set to air on American Life TV network this fall.

American Life TV, the network aimed at retiring baby boomers, has raided the vaults of Twentieth TV to buy four sci-fi series from the 1960s produced by Irwin Allen: "Lost in Space," "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea," "The Time Tunnel" and "Land of the Giants."

The Allen series will take over American Life's schedule Thursday night; the network will stack them, starting at 8 p.m. Sept. 6.

"Voyage," based on Allen's 1961 theatrical, is his longest-running series (1964-68). "Lost in Space" (1965-68), was remade as a theatrical by New Line in 1998, seven years after Allen died.


Stargate Atlantis - Jason Momoa at Dragon*Con - Aug 31 - Sept 3 - Atlanta, GA

From Dragon*Con:

The scifi/fantasy convention held Aug. 31 - Sept. 3 in Atlanta, GA, has updated their guest list again. Jason Momoa is now scheduled to appear.

Here's the updates:

Jason Momoa
Gordon Michael Woolvett (Andromeda)

The other SG1/SGA guests attending are:

Vanessa Angel (Anise)
Claudia Black
Alexis Cruz
John de Lancie (Col. Simmons)
Lexa Doig
Aaron Douglas
Louis Gossett Jr.
Christopher Judge
Paul McGillion
Corin Nemec
Robert Picardo
Michael Shanks

Also, according to this Dragon*Con live journal entry, a 2005 short film co-starring Don S. Davis will be presented:

Hey Stargate and Babylon 5 fans

Don't miss the Dragon*Con Film Festival's screening of "Passing Darkness," starring Andrea Thompson (of "Babylon 5") and Don S. Davis (of Stargate SG-1). It will screen as part of our Horror block on Friday night at 10:00pm in the Learning Center of the Hyatt.

Our full screening schedule can be found at

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 22

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 22, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete update. There are photos at the site, including Christopher Judge [with the white hair streak from "Unending"] dressed up as a Jaffa, Andy Mikita, Herbert Duncanson (CJ's stand in), and more on set photos.

August 22, 2007

I’ve been busy: working on my producer’s cut of Kindred I, doing a polish on Martin Gero’s already great Harmony script, and dealing with miscellaneous publicity/production issues - but still managed to find time to send off two emails to my Nigerian penpals -


Teyilia writes: “1) do you guys even have the finale written yet? 2) when you say 'five acts and a teaser' is the Teaser BEFORE the five acts start? or before?”

Answers: 1) It’s in the process of being written. 2) The teaser comes before the five acts.


Iamza writes: “Out of curiosity, will we learn anything new and surprising about the replicators this season?”

Answer: Possibly.

Paula writes: “Bates: Still in a coma?”

Answer: Nope.

Anonymous #1 a ecrit: “ 1. Est-ce que tous les Wraiths ont des tatouages ? 2. Est-ce que l'on va découvrir la signification de ceux-ci? Ttod. 3. C'est vraiment son nom Wraith ? Je croyais que vous ne pouviez pas donner de nom aux wraiths car vous ne l'aviez pas fait dès le début. 4. Auriez-vous changé d'avis ? Si oui, 5. va t'on découvrir le nom d'autres Wraiths ?6. est-ce qu'il va y avoir une réelle amitié entre Todd et un membre de l'équipe d'Atlantis?

Reponses: 1) Non. 2) Non. 3) Non. 4) Non. 5) Non. 6) Une réelle? Non.

Arctic Goddess writes: “… there a move toward fewer episodes on Scifi, and do you see Atlantis and the new series going that way?”

Answer: Nope.

Zabadoo writes: “1.)Do you think we'll be seeing Earth a lot in the new Stargate Universe spin-off? 2.)When Brad and Rob start working on that, do you think you will stick with Atlantis and stay as show-runner on it, or do you think Brad and Rob have other plans for you? 3.)Are you a Batman Begins fan? If so, what do you think about The Dark Knight?”

Answers: 1) Possibly. 2) If it gets a fifth season pick up, I’m hoping to be working on Atlantis next year. 3) I loved the first half.

Sikie writes: “I think that Stargate in general and especially Atlantis lacks Real Aliens.”

Answer: No, no, I‘m pretty sure that pretty much all of the aliens on Stargate have been fake.

Pauline writes: “Can you tell me is there anything about your work that you dislike?”

Answer: Yes. Sometimes the caterers serve orange roughy for lunch.


Paley Center for Media - Free TV Preview Parties

From a Paley Center for Media (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) e-mail announcement:

(This announcement is for the Los Angeles branch at: 465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210)


See the new Fall series before they air.

Free food.

Free drinks.

Surprise guests.

Join your fellow TV fans: The Paley Center for Media is hosting special screenings of the new fall series before they premiere on television. These screenings are free and open to the public.

Parties start at 6:30pm

Screening at 7:00pm

Reservations should be made for any of these screenings. Please specify which evening(s) you would like to attend: e-mail LAfallpreview [at] Seating is limited.

Fox, Friday, 9/7

K-Ville [co-stars Cole Hauser] · Back To You · Nashville · Kitchen Nightmares

The CW, Saturday, 9/8 (starts at 1:00 p.m.)

Reaper · Gossip Girl · Aliens in America · Life Is Wild

NBC, Saturday, 9/8 (starts at 6:30 p.m.)

Chuck [co-stars Adam Baldwin] · Life · Bionic Woman · Journeyman

ABC, Monday, 9/10

Pushing Daisies · Dirty Sexy Money · Samantha Who? · Big Shots

CBS, Tuesday, 9/11

The Big Bang Theory · Moonlight · Cane · Viva Laughlin

Stargate Atlantis - Attn: UK Fans - Watch SGA's Three Seasons on SkyOne

With thanks to The Warrior over at GateWorld Forum:

for the heads up.

SkyOne/Two is now airing Stargate Atlantis episodes in sequential order prior to the season four premiere on SkyOne on October 9th. (Which means that there aren't any SG1 episodes currently listed.)

Here's a link for the schedule:

And the schedule so far:

Wednesday 22nd August

Sky One 9.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Rising - Part One
Sky One 10.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Rising - Part Two
Sky One 4.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Hide and Seek
Sky One 5.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Thirty-Eight Minutes

Sky Two 7.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Suspicion
Sky Two 8.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Childhood's End

Thursday 23rd August

Sky One 9.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Hide and Seek
Sky One 10.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Thirty-Eight Minutes
Sky One 4.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Suspicion
Sky One 5.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Childhood's End

Sky Two 7.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Poisoning The Well
Sky Two 8.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Underground

Friday 24th August

Sky One 9.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Suspicion
Sky One 10.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Childhood's End
Sky One 4.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Poisoning The Well
Sky One 5.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Underground

Sky Two 7.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Home
Sky Two 8.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - The Storm - Part One

Saturday 25th August

Sky Two 4.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Rising - Part One
Sky Two 5.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Rising - Part Two
Sky Two 6.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Hide and Seek
Sky Two 7.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Thirty-Eight Minutes
Sky Two 8.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Suspicion

Sunday 26th August

Sky Two 2.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Childhood's End
Sky Two 3.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Poisoning The Well
Sky Two 4.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Underground
Sky Two 5.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Home
Sky Two 6.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - The Storm - Part One

Monday 27th August

Sky One 9.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Poisoning The Well
Sky One 10.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Underground
Sky One 4.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Home
Sky One 5.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - The Storm - Part One

Sky Two 7.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - The Eye
Sky Two 8.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - The Defiant One

Tuesday 28th August

Sky One 9.00am - Stargate Atlantis - Home
Sky One 10.00am - Stargate Atlantis - The Storm - Part One
Sky One 4.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - The Eye
Sky One 5.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - The Defiant One

Sky Two 7.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Hot Zone
Sky Two 8.00pm - Stargate Atlantis - Sanctuary

Stargate SG-1 - Review of Michael Shanks' "Mega Snake"

From Monsters and Critics:

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Smallscreen Reviews

Review: Sci Fi's 'Mega Snake' a slithery Saturday night chiller

"Mega Snake" premieres Saturday, August 25 @ 9 PM ET/PT, on Sci Fi.

By April MacIntyre Aug 22, 2007, 19:54 GMT

The Sci Fi Channel has brought the chill and the thrill back to Saturday night, family friendly scary fare that harkens the days of Saturday night Chiller Theater or Tales from the Crypt (a PG-13 version).

“Mega Snake” is Sci Fi’s Saturday night original movie featuring a special appearance by “Feedback” (a.k.a. Matthew Atherton), last year’s winner on the hit Sci Fi original series “Who Wants to be a Superhero?” and stars Michael Shanks, of Stargate SG-1 fame.

Producer Boaz Davidson conjured up an interesting southern gothic yarn of two brothers and their parents, Pentecostal snake handlers in the Tennessee hills, and a crisis of faith moment during a snake handling service that renders the stricken father left to die in front of his family.

Cut to twenty years later, and the brothers are still at loggerheads.


Notable is the exceptional camera work of cinematographer Emil Topuzov and director Tibor Takács, and the beautiful Bulgarian countryside that the location manager scouted that does a good job mimicking the verdant American southeast.

Popcorn fun for the family, it will be too much scary slithery action for smaller kids, and people truly afraid of snakes should just wait for "Flash Gordon" or "Stargate: Atlantis."

Stargate SG-1 - Cult Times Magazine # 144 - Beau Bridges Interview

From Visimag:

Issue #144 • ships from Aug 22 2007
News-stand Price • UK £3.99 / US $7.99

Battlestar Galactica (2000s)
• We got hold of writer/producers David Weddle and Bradley Thompson and grilled them about what we can expect in the fourth and final season

Stargate SG-1
• Actor Beau Bridges reminisces about his two years of sending the intrepid SG-1 team on missions as General Landry, and reveals his role in the upcoming DVD movies

• Working mum Salli Richardson tells us her character, Allison Blake, is getting some great storylines in the new season since being promoted to head of Global Dynamics

The Dead Zone
• We touch base with star Anthony Michael Hall and get visions of the future of The Dead Zone, from a film noir-style train journey to a trip to the circus

The 4400
• He's been a stalwart presence in the NTAC research labs for years, and, as his alter ego Richard Kahan, insists, Marco Pacell's potential still hasn't been fully tapped…

Times Future
Our regular reviewer is away, so the editor has seized the opportunity to take a look ahead at the shows which will be gracing our screens next year

Out of the Box
In nearly 30 pages, our complete monthly guide to all that's worth watching in the Cult TV world during September, with page grids highlighting the movies and series being shown

You Should Be Watching


Ever wondered what Bristolian teenagers get up to when you're not looking? Well, E4's cult hit, now showing on Channel 4, will tell you the shocking truth…

Go the web version:

Price: $7.99

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Stargate/Sanctuary - Slice of SciFi: Santuary in HD

From Slice of SciFi:


Santuary in HD

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007

The hit online series “Sanctuary,” starring “Stargate: SG-1″ headliner Amanda Tapping is now available in hi-def.

The landmark series created by Damian Kindler, with several episodes directed by Martin Wood debuted back in May and can already boast of over a half a million downloads.

Now Vuze, the online portal from Azureus, is offering all episodes of “Sanctuary” in the high definition format. Of course the series is still available in standard definition at Sanctuary For All.

To install Vuze on your computer and begin enjoying “Sanctuary” and other great titles in HD, just CLICK HERE

Stargate SG-1/Atlantis - TV Zone Special #77 - Stargates 2007

From Visimag:

TV Zone Special #77, Stargates 2007
(Reference #TS77)
Now Available

In 132 pages…

10 Years of Stargate SG-1

• Each season is recalled, noting the Highs and Lows, with previously unpublished observations from casts and crews, including stars Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Richard Dean Anderson and Christopher Judge, among many others…

We also travel to the Arctic, featuring amazing photos from the location filming of the DVD release Stargate: Continuum with…

• Director Martin Wood
• DVD Special Features producer Ivon Bartok

WITH Exclusive Atlantis interviews…

• Actor Robert Picardo discusses his series-crossing role as Richard Woolsey

• Actress Jewel Staite on joining the Stargate Atlantis cast as Dr Jennifer Keller

• Stunt co-ordinator James Bamford reveals the tricks of his trade


Afterlife Exclusive! Star Chad Faust tells us about returning to the show

The 4400 Exclusive! Concluding our two-part look at the acclaimed

Supernatural drama, writer Stephen Volk and producer Murray Ferguson guide us through the second season and the reasons for its cancellation

Empathy Star Stephen Moyer tells us about his role as a reluctant psychic in the BBC’s spooky drama

Jericho We speak to the cast and crew about its first season, its cancellation, and its return…

Doctor Who After the return of the Master in Last of the Time Lords, we wonder whether Omega, first of the Time Lords, might be the next to reappear…

Parodies We take a light-hearted look at some of the best spoofs and parodies ever brought to the small screen

Prison Break Our complete and comprehensive episode guide to the second season

The Last Word Actually, it’s not the last word – Stargate SG-1 continues…

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate - NEW poll Aug 20th

The MGM Stargate site has a new poll:


How do you plan to watch next season?

On Sci-Fi
Tivo it
Wait for DVD
Buy on iTunes


The results so far:

On Sci-Fi - 67%
Tivo it - 6%
Wait for DVD - 22%
Buy on iTunes - 5%

Stargate SG-1 - Dreamwatch: Christopher judges Stargate

From Dreamwatch:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Posted on Mon Aug 20 11:41:00 +0100 2007

Christopher judges Stargate

Christopher Judge has played the heroic Jaffa warrior Teal’c on Stargate SG:1 since the pilot episode in 1997. The actor chats to Bryan Cairns about the Season 10 finale, his on-set pranking and the possibility of Teal’c popping up on Stargate Atlantis.

What are your thoughts on the Stargate SG-1 series finale?

It was a great way to end the series. It boils down to the fact that it was a lot of fun to shoot that episode. So much of the collage scenes were just us screwing around. When there were cuts of us laughing, it’s real. The one they used of us all bursting out laughing, we were all talking about the new sexual phrases that they have because of the porn industry!


Click here for all the latest news in the official Stargate magazine!

Stargate SG-1 - Part 2 Christopher Judge Interview

From MultiChannel News' TV Crush:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Posted by Mary McNamara on August 20, 2007

Aside from Turner's association, Judge said several times that another key selling point for the project is the participation of Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1's Dr. Daniel Jackson) as Lucifer. “We’re walking into a network with two guys from the longest running scifi show in history whose show is still making product,” he pointed out.

According to Judge, SG-1 still has several more seasons to air in some of those aforementioned 140 countries, "But now,” he said, “we’re bringing in a new product with two actors that already have recognition in those countries, so our only burden is to be good.”


Judge’s knows what he wants and he's clear about his approach - it’s Touched by An Angel Meets 300. “We're going to recreate the war of the heavens and it will probably be one of the bloodiest battles that's ever been shown on television. I thought it needed to be shot very much the way 300 was shot,” said Judge, although he acknowledged that the undertaking is ambitious. “That's never been attempted on TV. The perception is: it's too costly, too time consuming.”

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Weekly Interviews Judge, Shanks, Tapping

From SciFi Weekly:

(Please follow the link for the complete interviews.)


August 20, 2007

Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge look back on 10 thrilling years of Stargate SG-1

By Melissa Perenson

After a decade's worth of episodes, Stargate SG-1 concluded its televised run while it was still at the top of its creative game. The series had morphed over the years from a cable TV vehicle for actor Richard Dean Anderson to a standard bearer for science fiction.

The show may have concluded its 10th season this summer, but the series won't be gone completely: Next year, two direct-to-DVD movies are due out—Stargate: The Ark of Truth (now scheduled for spring 2008) and Stargate: Continuum (fall 2008)—with more movies a strong possibility.

On set, in the shadow of the Stargate itself, original cast members Michael Shanks (archaeologist Daniel Jackson), Christopher Judge (Jaffa warrior Teal'c) and Amanda Tapping (Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) gathered one more time to take a moment and reflect on the series' past, present and future.


Did you think the timing was right to end Stargate SG-1?

Tapping: That's a hard question. In some ways, yes, I do, 'cause 10 years is a long time and I think the fact that it didn't end succinctly, that we've got these movies to carry on ... The first movie is a definite wrap-up of season 10 and all of the Ori storylines, so we sort of finish that storyline out. And now the movies can be stand-alone. It was weird for us, because every year we thought we were going to be canceled, and then they kept bringing us back. So this year I had another year on my contract, so I was like, "Oh, well, for sure it's coming back for another season," and then we all individually got called into Rob Cooper's office, where he said, "The show has been canceled." Like we all knew we'd hear those words one day; you have to, it's inevitable. We'd had a decade-long run, but suddenly to hear those words, it was like, "What? Canceled, SG-1 in the same sentence? Impossible." But now that we're just doing the movies, it does make sense. We're having a lot of fun doing them, and I think, yeah, in some ways [the series] ran its course. Ten years is a good run.


How has the chemistry among the titular tight-knit elite unit known as SG-1 helped maintain interest in the series?

Shanks: The characters are very different people from very different backgrounds that seem to find some sort of cohesion and friendship within a very odd mix of people. I think people really enjoyed the camaraderie and the friendship aspects that we managed to find, away from the page. And I think that is a big component of the success of the show. We still have a lot of fun off-camera. That translates on-camera, on-screen as well. That we are good friends and mock the hell out of each other and still get along after 10 years.


Christopher Judge, Stargate SG-1, as a movie versus a television series: Could you tell the difference as an actor?

Judge: The biggest adjustment is the much slower pace. Because when you get used to working at a certain pace, working slow affects everything. It's much harder to not eat, it's much harder to ... In TV, you have enough time to shoot a master, some coverage, either you get it or you don't get it, and you move on. In this format, you can stay there till you get it. Especially for some of our stuff, when we had emotional stuff to do, to have to do it that many more times is very difficult. And that's all due to the lessening of the time constraints, the lessening of the money constraints.

The great thing about switching to a different format is that it's so different from the day-to-day grind of doing the series. And we've all had different time off, and it's not the rush-rush-rush series pace. Let's face it, we've been doing this for—this is our 11th year; none of us are spring chickens anymore. In fact, I don't think any of us were spring chickens when we started.


Stargate/Sanctuary - ComicsOnline: Sanctuary For All

From ComicsOnline:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Sanctuary for All

the_matt writes "During ComicCon I got to talk with Ron Martin, the Visual FXs Producer for the new series “Sanctuary”.

Sanctuary is an ongoing online sci-fi show starring Stargate Sg1’s Amanda Tapping. This production started as an independent group that wanted to try and find a way to change the face of movies by not having to use the huge studios. They realized they had a group of talented individuals that could pull various resources together to create a new innovative project and thus “Sanctuary” was born.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

"Heroes" - Kristen Bell ("Veronica Bell") to join cast

From TV Squad:

(Please follow the link for the complete TV Squad article.)

Kristen Bell is one of the Heroes

Posted Aug 20th 2007 12:19AM by Varun Lella

It's casting drama times two! Heroes casting news is the Paris Hilton of TV news, you just can't go three days without hearing about it. If you haven't heard about it, you must not come to this website often.

Just last week, we heard that our favorite superpower drama was adding a little old school flair with some new school brattitude. Forgive me for saying brattitude.

It seems that Kristen Bell of Veronica Mars fame, who stirred up her own drama when rumors said she was going to join Lost and again when she decided against it, will be the newest edition to the Heroes cast -- which has now been recognized as its own country.


[Hmmm...edition? Addition, edition...close, but no cigar.]

Stargate - Teryl Rothery - Guests Stars in "Eureka" Sept. 11

Stargate SG-1's Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser) guest stars in a September 11 episode of Eureka, "God Is in the Details." Airs on the SciFi Channel (US) at 9pm.

Also, Lexa Doig guest stars in the September 18th Eureka episode, "Maneater," and Michael Shanks guests stars in the September 25th Eureka episode, "All That Glitters."

Photo of Lexa from "Maneater" from

Stargate SG-1 - Marathon Mon, Aug 20th

The SciFi Channel (US) has scheduled a Stargate SG-1 mini-marathon for Monday, August 20th. Episodes are from previous seasons starring Richard Dean Anderson.

8:00A Paradise Lost
9:00A Metamorphosis
10:00A Disclosure
11:00A Forsaken
12:00P The Changeling
1:00P Memento
2:00P Prophecy
3:00P Full Circle

And at 6pm: Beast of Burden

Stargate/Sanctuary - Vancouver International Digital Festival - Selling Sanctuary

From the Vancouver International Digital Festival site:

Selling Sanctuary

July 12th, 2007 posted by jessica

We are thrilled to be bringing you the new, online, sci-fi, HD shot, made in Vancouver show, Sanctuary, to the big screen at VIDFEST this year. Our national industry mag, Playback, wrote a story about the series and its creators. Check it out:

In addition to screening Sanctuary on Sept. 22 and 23rd, we are also hosting a special behind the scenes session on Sanctuary where you can get up close to the creators. It’s all happening during the Creative Exchange conference on Sept. 24th. Tickets for the whole VIDFEST shebang will be going on sale next Monday, July 16th.


And from:

6:30pm - 9pm @ Vancouver International Film Centre


The highly anticipated online sci-fi series is here. Shot in HD, enjoy it for the first on the big screen at our exclusive screening. Series creator Damian Kindler will introduce this special event.


And from:

Creative Exchange conference speakers

Damian Kindler, Creator, Sanctuary
Ron Martin, VP of New Media, Sanctuary
Amanda Tapping, Lead actor, Executive Producer, Sanctuary
Martin Wood, Director, Sanctuary


And from:


Sat-Mon. Access Pass

(includes Pitch n’ Play, Gala, Creative Exchange conference & lunch, Happy Hours, Screenings)

Early Bird until Sept.5: $225 (member*) / $300 (non-member)
Regular Rate: $275 (member) / $350 (non-member)


*member refers to all members of New Media BC, CIAIC (Canadian Interactive Alliance/Alliance Interactive Canadienne), and their partner associations.


And from:


The highly anticipated online sci-fi series SANCTUARY is here. Shot in HD, enjoy it for the first time on the big screen at our exclusive screening. Limited Festival Seating.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: First plot details for "Harmony"

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld update on a SGA season four episode!)

A brief excerpt:

First plot details for 'Harmony'

Sunday - August 19, 2007 | by Darren Sumner

Beware of SPOILERS in the report below.

The first plot information has arrived at GateWorld for "Harmony," an episode set to air late in Stargate Atlantis's fourth season. Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi has implied, but not yet confirmed, that the title character and lead guest star will be played by 12-year-old actress Jodelle Ferland.

Ferland played Adria at 7 years old in the SG-1 Season Ten premiere, "Flesh and Blood." Her long list of film and television credits also includes Masters of Horror, Supernatural, Smallville, and the 2006 film "Silent Hill."


Sanctuary: TV Guide - Hot List: Best of the Web

From TV Guide Online, and their TV Guide Magazine's This Week's Hot List - Aug. 20 - 26th (which you can download on .pdf):



$1.99 (standard-definition) or
$2.49 (high-definition) per episode

Stargate’s Amanda Tapping stars in this Web series as a doc searching for monsters.

Stargate SG-1 - FOX Stargate Hub updated Aug 18

The FOX Stargate Hub was updated August 18th:

On the main page, in addition to the SG1 season 10 video clips from the Gary Jones featurette, NEW clips have been added, including:

A clip from the Director's Series on "Unending," with Robert C. Cooper, cameraman Will Waring and DOP Jim Menard.

(pictured above Director Robert C. Cooper and cameraman Will Waring.)

There's also a clip of Director Will Waring from his Director's Series on "Company of Thieves," and of Director Peter Woeste from his Director's Series on "Insiders."

Unfortunately, still no sign of "The Ark of Truth" trailer that was promised last month.

Also, they've added a link to the FOX Store on the main page (lower left hand corner) for the SGA season 3 DVDs.



Stargate SG-1 - Chris Judge's New Project: Rage of Angels

From MultiChannel News TV Crush's blog:

(Please follow the link for the complete article. This is part one of a two part article.)

Stargate's Chris Judge, 24's Brad Turner Partner for Rage of Angels

Posted by Mary McNamara on August 18, 2007

Stargate SG-1 co-star Christopher Judge has teamed up with the Emmy-winning producer/director of "24," Brad Turner, to develop Rage of Angels, a drama that tracks the earthly adventures of the angel Gabriel and his nemesis Lucifer. MGM, the studio that wholly owns the Stargate franchise, is behind the two-hour, back door pilot

Stateside, Judge enjoys a cult following after ten seasons on SG-1 as Teal'c, the alien warrior and leader of his people, the Jaffa. But overseas, it’s a different story altogether. Chatting at a table adjacent to the roof top pool of Hotel Solamar in San Diego, Judge circled gingerly around the subject of his worldwide popularity.

"The fans are quite zealous about their support of Stargate," he said, "you just don't realize. Vancouver is removed from the scene. People there are so respectful of space and privacy...." Then he clarified diplomatically, "I think it's great that people are enamored of the show."


[Note: Alas, I'm approaching the character limits on this blog. Part Two of this article will be posted here tomorrow. Apologies for the inconvenience!]

Friday, August 17, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - ComicsOnline: Jewel Staite Interview

From ComicsOnline:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview. A photo of Jewel with the author from ComicCon at the site.)

Interview with Firefly and Stargate's Jewel Staite

the_matt writes "Jewel Staite, who is best known as Kaylee from the TV show Firefly, has just signed on to Stargate Atlantis for Season 4 and will be playing Dr. Keller. I got to talk with her about her new character on the show as well as asking some questions about her role on Firefly.

MS: Could you tell us what your experience has been like so far since joining the Atlantis cast?

JS: Its been really good. I feel a lot like the new kid. Everyone has been really nice and accommodating... David Hewlett has been teasing me since the beginning, it reminded me a lot of Nathan (Fillion) teasing me on the Firefly set.


MS: Any favorite moments since joining the show?

JS: I remember being interviewed for this part and they gave me this monstrous paragraph of technobable to read and I just messed it all up and I said "I'm a mechanic not a doctor" and that kinda broke the ice and made everyone laugh. Also "Missing" is my favorite episode so far. You get to learn a lot about Dr Keller early on and there is some nice character development.


Believe it or not there are still more Stargate interviews to come...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 16

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog updated August 17, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are some terrific photos of Jason and CJ sparring with sticks, a lovely photo with Paul McGillion and gang, Joe and his guitar (sans dog this time) and more...)

With my script work behind me for the show’s fourth season and my correspondence with various email scammers reasonably up-to-date, I headed over to Terminal City today to see how the latest episode on deck was coming along. Director Martin Wood, very excited about the past two days’ filming, tried to prepare me for the upcoming sequence. Did I want earplugs? I passed, perhaps a little too quickly. No time for me to reconsider though as Martin yelled “Action!”. The ensuing few seconds went something like this: “Gunfire! Gunfire!” then “Hits!” then “Ronon blasts!” then “Explosion!”. By the time Martin yelled “Cut!” and then “Incroyable!” the set was suffused in a drifting opaque cloud of dust and God-knows-what. I stepped outside to clear my lungs but, by the time I returned, they had already packed up and moved on.

Feeling very much like the soon-to-doomed victim in some industrial horror flick, I crept through the eerie, dimly lit corridors, following the sound of distant clatter and far-off whispers until I finally found Martin and co. running through the next shot with Jason, David, and Paul. As I tried to figure out why my camera had suddenly taken to snapping pics of its own accord, David and Paul came over to discuss a fabulous new series David was enjoying: Jekyll. It was while we were chatting that Paul spotted Carol Appleby giving two contest winners the guided tour. “I’m going to say hello,”he said, and excused himself to go over and introduce himself. David followed and happily fell into conversation with them. As I tried to figure out why my camera was suddenly not snapping pics no matter how many times I pressed down on the little silver button, Carol walked the contest winners over and introduced me. I’m more than happy to chat with on-set visitors but rarely go over and say hi because, let’s face it, I’m the writer/producer and not the guy who played Peg Leg Dancing Jaffa in the episode Serpent’s Hat. Surprisingly, however, they knew who I was and even admitted to being avid readers of my blog. Well, having tinkered with my camera to the point where it would finally snap pics - after a lengthy three full second delay - I took a snap of the happy contest winners for today’s entry.

It was dangerously close to lunch time and while I would have loved to stick around and watch the scene being shot (they were delayed by the clean-up of the window taken out by an overly-enthusiastic Jason during rehearsal), I needed to get back to the office or risk Alex Levine laying claim to my barbecue chicken salad. Of course by the time I got outside, I happened across a practice sparring session being serenaded by a clearly-down-on-his-luck street musician and had to snap some more pics.

Thankfully, I made it back in time to both save my barbecue chicken salad and get the lowdown on…Ah, I’ll save it for another entry.

Those lotsa pics: Pretty much what I talked about.

P.S. To be fair, I’m dedicating this blog entry to everyone.

Mailbag -

Promogirl writes: “What have you found most challenging about being the show runner of Atlantis?”

Answer: Learning how to juggle - episodes specifically.

Anonymous #1 writes: “Will the blooper reel be only from season 4 filming?”

Answer: Yup.


Anonymous #3 writes: “Teyla's only getting 'character development' because Rachel's pregnant.”

Answer: Respectfully, dipstick, we already had an arc planned for the Teyla character and simply folded the pregnancy into said arc. Thanks for playing.


Les Fez writes: “1. Will Carter be going off world at all in s4 this year? 2. If so, will it be with Sheppards team? 3. How many episodes are the Wraith in this year, as they didn't make many appearances in s3?”

Answers: 1. Yes. 2. Kind of. 3. I won’t give you a specific number, but let’s just say that the wraith will play key roles in a number of major story arcs in season four.

Jeremsg1 writes: “In second half of season 4 (13 to 17), there are epsiodes stand alones (like season 3), or episodes with continuity? (like season 1)”

Answer: Both.

Ploker writes: “When was the last time you visited "The How Come Room"?”

Answer: First, allow me to visit the “What Are You Talking About Room”.

PG15 writes: “Oh, and Jodelle? Are you talking about Jodelle Ferland?”

Answer: Maaaaybe…

Scifi Lemon writes: “How is Midway different than Pegasus Project? Or is it basically going to be a rehash of PP?”

Answer: Did you just happen to pick these two episodes are random? I don’t see the connection.

Copernicus writes: “Do you feel there is there a certain irony to the expedition's lead diplomat switching to a recurring role when the expedition reaches a crossroads where diplomatic skills are suddenly at a premium?”

Answer: Not at all. In fact, with all of the mounting dangers the expedition has faced in the Pegasus Galaxy, the question one should ask is not “Why is the military getting more involved?” but “What took it so long?”

Jeremsg1 writes: “1)There is a funny episode in the second half of season four? Like Duet for exemple. 2)Within sight of the spoiler, season four seems to be the best, and the darkest of all seasons. Do you think that?”

Answer: Yes and yes.

LesFez writes: “Is there ANY episodes this year that have been dissapointing to you guys so far?”

Answer: I can honestly say that, so far, all of the episodes have been very strong.

O1 writes: “Can you give us a hint about outcast and whether it is going to be an action episode, a character driven episode or an angsty episode?”

Answer: Hopefully, all of the above.