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:

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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!


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Stargate SG-1 - Part 2 Christopher Judge Interview

From MultiChannel News' TV Crush:

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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:

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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:

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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.