Saturday, September 8, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Movie Freak: SGA Season 3 DVDs Contest -US only

From Movie Freak:




We have 4 DVD sets available for giveaway.


Send us your name and mailing address via email to:

contests [at] moviefreak [dot] com

Write Stargate Atlantis in the subject line of your email.


The contest ends on October 19, 2007.


- Eligibility is open only to United States residents.

- You must be at least 17 years or older to enter!

- No multiple entries, please! One entry per person, per contest.

- PO Box address cannot be accepted due to delivery restrictions.

- Personal Information is used to reward winners. No third parties!

- Winners are picked at random and notified via e-mail.

- Disclaimer: Great effort is made to reward every winner with prizing. Once in a while product may become limited and not all will receive prizing. The likelihood of this is fairly small.

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Sep 9 - NEW video clip & photos

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 8, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are new photos and a new video clip at the site.)

Today's pics: The harness test including (a harnessed-up Amanda, Jewel, Martin Wood, and stunt person, a concerned-producer photo compliments of Lawren).

Today's video: Next week, we're going to make her wrestle an alligator!¤t=Fearless.flv

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Regulars to my blog will know that I am a relatively fearless person. With the exception of snakes, komodo dragons, massive script rewrites, and the cursed furry-skinned kiwi fruit, there isn’t much that scares me. Oh, yeah, heights. I really, really hate heights - so I guess that makes me acrophobic (which is either an irrational fear of heights or an irrational fear of acrobats although, come to think of it, in my case, both apply). Just the sight of someone I know stepping out onto a balcony is enough to make me nervous. So you can imagine my discomfort this past Thursday and Friday, as I watched Jewel and Amanda make like a couple of Cirque de Soleil vets to brave Stargate’s version of the high-wire. Jewel, who obviously has no problem with dizzying heights as evidenced by her choosing to do the Missing rope bridge sequence sans stunt double, was a veritable monkey up there - scampering up that ladder and along the crossbeams, showing off for the camera. Amanda, on the other hand who coincidentally shares my pronounced dislike for lofty elevations, demonstrated great courage in clambering up and executing her own maybe-not-death-but-certainly-serious-injury-defying walk. Both were harnessed and had director Martin Wood,and stunt coordinator Bam Bam standing by to walk them through it. I, of course, was on hand to spot, standing beneath them, arms outstretched, prepared to break their fall should the need arise. Fortunately, the need did not arise - not even when they tilted the set 20 degrees.

Unfortunately, the pics I snapped aren’t the greatest (too dark and the flash kept on firing up everyone’s eyes despite the red-eye reduction setting on my cam). Still, you get the idea.


The mailbag is back -

Anonymous #1 writes: “Will there be much McKay whump in this new series? Emotional and physical!”

Answer: Yes, both.

Susan the Turtle writes: “Does this mean your big trip to the great outdoors is at an end?”

Answer: Yup. Trio will take place on our standing set while Outcast will take me out and about again, but to heavily forested surroundings.

Susan the Turtle also writes: “What is the average amount of days taken to film one episode? Is there a set formulae for writing an episode?”

Answer: It takes approximately seven days to shoot an episode. Every Stargate episode follows the same structure: Tease and five acts.

Jedi writes: “ Will we ever get to see Sheppard use the stick fighting skills he's acquired from Teyla, other then just sparring?”

Answer: Not this year.

Kimberly writes: “We all want the ratings to be very high so there will be a season 5 so how do we help that along?”

Answer: Seriously? Tune in. Find someone who has a Nielsen box and make sure they tune in.

Arctic Goddess writes: “ Looking at the pictures of all those people working so hard to make Atlantis happen, I thought I would create my own personal tribute to them: Hinterland Who's Who”

Answer: Can we get Lorne Greene to do the voice-over?


Mrs.B108 writes: “ 1)Will we see any angsty rage from Sheppard this year? 2)Would you say this season packs more of an emotional punch than the past three?”

Answers: Yes and Definitely.

Anonymous #2 writes: “If you could describe "The Kindred" parts 1 + 2 in one word, how would you describe the episodes?”

Answer: Dovetail.

Stargate SG-1 - Gatecon UK - Oct. 19-21

From Gatecon:

Gatecon UK : 19 - 21 October 2007

Teryl Rothery (Dr Janet Fraiser) is the latest addition to the guest lineup for Gatecon UK.

Teryl joins Colin Cunningham (Major Davis) and Carmen Argenziano (Jacob Carter/Selmac) in October at Gatecon UK's new home, Reading.

This will be the most intimate Gatecon yet, with a maximum 220 tickets sold, so an amazing opportunity to become part of the Gatecon family and spend quality time with the guests.

Reading is the ideal location for the event, away from the expense and the noise of London or airport venues, yet a mere 25 minutes by train from Heathrow.

Gatecon is more than just holding a convention. It's all about the total experience of the event and location. Whether it's new places to discover, an overseas trip, or simply re-discover your local surroundings. Gatecon strives to make our conventions a Total Experience.


Gatecon Photo Galleries:

Stargate SG-1 - Exclusive! Stargate SG-1: Continuum Featurette

From the MGM Stargate site:


Exclusive! Stargate SG-1: Continuum Featurette 4:24 12MB

Formatted in QuickTime 7.0

Stargate Atlantis - Yahoo TV SGA site Video Clips Updated

The Yahoo TV's Stargate Atlantis video page has been updated:

Included are video clips from the Season 3 DVDs, a promo clip for season four, and a clip with some of the show's TPTB.

'Stargate: Atlantis': First Strike (S3 DVD) Running time: 1:53
Description: The crew prepares to submerge the city and a bumpy ride could ensue.

'Stargate: Atlantis': Standoff (S3 DVD) Running time: 2:04
Description: The crew gets in a standoff with some hostiles and things could get messy.

'Stargate: Atlantis': Inside Stargate (S3 DVD... Running time: 1:51
Description: The show's creators and producers talk about some of the secrets of the show.

'Stargate: Atlantis': Echoes (S3 DVD) Running time: 1:39
Description: It's all up to Rodney to save the day when the ship needs more power for its shields.

'Stargate: Atlantis': Near-Miss (S3 DVD) Running time: 1:36
Description: Teyla barely escapes being killed by a blast but is still gravely injured.

'Stargate Atlantis': Comic Con '07 Running time: 2:15
Description: Get ready for the upcoming fourth season of 'Stargate: Atlantis' this September with an exclusive look at what's coming up.

'Stargate: Atlantis': Behind The Scenes Running time: 1:50
Description: Go behind the scenes for a look at the filming of the 'Instinct' episode.

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel NEW Season 4 Graphics

The SciFi Channel's On Air Shows web page has been updated to reflect that SGA's fourth season premieres September 28:

Under FEATURED SHOWS they have:

At the top of the page, among the revolving horizontal show graphics, is one for SGA:

and on the right is a smaller one of Sam and Shep on the vertical revolving graphics: