Sunday, September 2, 2007

"Flash Gordon" - SciFi at its worst?

"Flash Gordon disappeared" from the Top Ten SciFi Channel Shows after its premiere!

From SciFi Wire:

Top Ten SciFi Channel Shows

Solar Attack-----------------1.5
Jeepers Creepers 2-----------1.1
Star Trek Enterprise---------1.1
Freddy vs. Jason-------------1.0
The Hollow-------------------1.0
Disaster Zone----------------1.0

Source: Nielsen Galaxy Report, 8/13/07 -- 8/19/07


Due to the US Labor Day Holiday, SciFi Wire won't be updated again until September 4th.

"Eureka" is doing quite well in season two for the SciFi Channel. ECW appears to be losing ground (slowly). Poor Painkiller Jane (and it's not just poor, it's terrible...) has been MIA in the top ten for weeks.

And there was a news article from Access Atlanta, that mentioned:


SciFi’s “Flash Gordon” - SciFi looks like it has another loser on its hands. After the cheesy opening episode drew a respectable 2.1 million last week, nearly half the curiosity seekers left in a flash. The show only drew 1.14 million last Friday (Aug. 17th).


Stargate Atlantis - Season Four Episode List - Spoilers Within!

Thanks to Joe Mallozzi's blog update tonight, we now have the names of all the season four episodes.

Here's the Season Four episode list and projected broadcast dates. This is the preliminary list, subject to change by the SciFi Channel (thanks to GateWorld for the dates).

I've also included info from Internet Movie Database pertaining to episode guest stars (up to Quarantine), which is also subject to change/update/corrections. Other guest stars (from Quarantine on) are from Joe's blog.

Season Four also will include Amanda Tapping as Colonel Samantha Carter and Jewel Staite as Dr. Jennifer Keller.

Sept. 28 - "Adrift" - Season Four premiere - at a new time, 10pm! David Nykl guest stars as Dr. Radek Zelenka

Oct. 5 - "Lifeline" David Nykl guest stars as Dr. Radek Zelenka

Oct. 12 - "Reunion" SG1's Christopher Judge guest stars as Teal'c, David Nykl guest stars as Dr. Radek Zelenka

Oct. 19 - "Doppelganger" Guest stars include David Nykl as Dr. Radek Zelenka and Kavan Smith as Major Evan Lorne

Oct. 26 - "Travelers" Jill Wagner guest stars as Larrin

Nov. 2 - "Tabula Rasa" Guest stars include David Nykl as Dr. Radek Zelenka, Zach Selwyn (from G4 TV) as Scientist #2 and Kavan Smith as Major Evan Lorne

Nov. 9 - "Missing"

Nov. 16 - "The Seer" Guest stars include Christopher Heyerdahl (Halling from Season One) as a Male Wraith and Robert Picardo as Richard Woolsey

Nov. 23 - No new episode due to the US Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 30 - "Miller's Crossing" Guest stars include Steven Culp as Henry Wallace, Peter Flemming as Agent Malcolm Barrett, Kate Hewlett as Jeanie Miller and Gary Jones as Chief Mst Sgt. Walter Harriman

Dec. 7 - "This Mortal Coil" (Mid-season finale) Guest stars include James Lafazanos as a Male Wraith, David Nykl as Dr. Radek Zelenka and Kavan Smith as Major Evan Lorne

Dec. 14 - No new episode due to the Christmas/New Year Holidays
Dec. 21 - No new episode due to the Christmas/New Year Holidays
Dec. 28 - No new episode due to the Christmas/New Year Holidays

Jan. 4 - "Be All My Sins Remember'd" - Guest stars include Michael Beach as Colonel Abe Ellis, David Nykl as Dr. Radek Zelenka, Mitch Pileggi as Colonel Steven Caldwell and Jill Wagner as Larrin

Jan. 11 - "Spoils of War" Guest stars include Andee Frizzell as the Wraith Queen, Dan Payne as a Male Wraith, and Kavan Smith as Major Evan Lorne

Jan. 18 - "Quarantine"

Jan. 25 - "Outcast"

Feb. 1 - "Midway" Guest star Christopher Judge as Teal'c

Feb. 8 - "Trio"

Feb. 15 - "Harmony" Guest stars include Jodelle Ferland and Jerry Penacoli

Feb. 22 - "The Kindred, Part 1" Guest star Paul McGillion as...Dr. Carson Beckett?

Feb. 29 - "The Kindred, Part 2" Guest star Paul McGillion as...Dr. Carson Beckett?

Mar. 7 - "The Last Man" - Season Four Finale

Stargate Atlantis - Season Four Finale Episode: The Last Man

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 2, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete update. There are additional photos from the location filming for Harmony: Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett and Jodelle Ferland; David and Jodelle; Joe and David and more. Today's video clip: Gary's Fashion Tips!)

Video link:¤t=Garysfashiontips.flv

A screen cap from the video clip:

**snippity doo-dah**

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Happy National Beheading Day! I’m sure you’re all celebrating in your own special ways. For my part, I feted the event with chocolate, a good book, and FilmFocus’s Top 10 Movie Decapitations:


Let’s field some questions and comments:

PG15 writes: “Which episodes have yet to be filmed? Are all of the episodes being written/finished being written?”

Answer: Outcast is being re-written as we speak and there’s a first draft out of the season finale, The Last Man. We are partway through filming Harmony and will be moving on to Trio next. Outcast will follow Trio and then we’ll be finishing up with season finale.

Teyilia writes: “1) I can see that you guys are gonna be (possibly) rushed for the finale as you guys are gonna film it AFTER the season goes on the air? 2) is that good or bad? 3) how long does it take to flim one eposide? and the last one has been a bit changed... 4) If you see Rachel can you pass on a "hi" from her counterparts kitty please?”

Answers: 1) Why would you assume we are rushing anything? The season premiere has no effect on our shooting schedule. 2) ? 3) 7 days. 4) Sure.

Becky S writes: “In what episodes of season 4 will we see David Ogden Stiers appearing?”

Answer: You’ll be seeing him early in season four.

Anonymous #1 writes: “oooooh genii jerry is very good looking!! Can we expect to see him regularly? Please?”

Answer: Jerry? Is that you?

Charlie writes: “I really want to know if David.H and Joe.F are democrats or republicans.”

Answer: Feel free to ask them at their next con appearance.

Stargate SG-1 - Contest for Season 10 DVDs

Well, here's a surprise. I think this is the first contest for Stargate DVDs in Australia that I've seen so far. (I could be wrong. The old carbon based memory storage device isn't what it used to be.)

From Femail:

Stargate Season 10 Series DVDs

Thanks to 20th Century Fox here is your chance to win Stargate SG-1 Season 10 Series on DVD, the Final Series. Finally! STARGATE fans have to wait no longer to view the season finale of the release of STARGATE SG-1 Season 10 is now available to own on DVD!

The Milky Way Galaxy stands on the brink of destruction as the Ori worshippers invade, and Vala Mal Doran joins SG-1 to try and help stop them. Cast members of the STARGATE SG-1 TEAM include Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis.

The Stargate SG-1 Season 10 five disc set features an array of bonus material that will keep you mesmerized for hours including:- audio commentaries on each episode, eight featurettes in addition to limited addition packaging!

More on Stargate Season 10 Series DVDs:

Please fill in the form [at the site] with some information about you and your shipping destination.

Question: In which episode does Colonel Jack O'Neill return?


From the Terms and Condition:

You may enter competitions once per day to increase your chances of winning.


The site doesn't mention the region coding, but as it is Australia, I'm presuming it would be Region 4.