Thursday, September 20, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Sept. 20 - NEW Video clip & Photos

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 20, 2007:

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Thursday, September 20, 2007


Today's pics: Tout la gang, my chicken burger, Carl shows no mercy, the new office temp, We've been working Hewlett too hard, Hey, where's the guy whose job it is to carry the director's chair between set-ups?

Thumbnail photo courtesy of Joe Mallozzi's blog. See the full sized photo at the blog.

Today's video: A sneak peek of tomorrow's sneak peek of the lovely park scene shoot for Outcast. I woke up early for THIS?!

Let's head over to the mailbag and anger a few fans -


Stressed and Depressed writes: "Can you reasure a stressed out SGA fan that those coming over are vital to plot lines, please? I'm Concerned Atlantis fan writes: "I love the show, and understand the need to shake things up, and have a 'soft re-set', but, please, please Joe, don't make Atlantis into a playround for sundry SG1

Answer: First of all, I have no idea what is meant by "a soft re-set". Secondly, Atlantis and its characters will always be the main focus and driving force of the show. However, it makes sense for some crossover to occur because both shows exist within the same franchise, the same universe, the same timeframe. It's not like we're crossing The Sopranos with Two and a Half Men.

Mary Beth writes: "What kind of effect would a script writer strike have on SGA?"

Answer: None.

Stargate Atlantis / A Dog's Breakfast - UGO - David Hewlett Interview

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Stargate Atlantis- David Hewlett Interview

By Kyle Braun

" I think we're more sci-fi for the non-sci-fi people, if that makes sense. You want to be careful with a show like this that it doesn't become too cheerful, otherwise you lose that peril." -David Hewlett

Not only has David Hewlett been helping to save an alien civilization on Stargate Atlantis, he's also found time to write and direct a feature film during the hiatus. Instead of playing Dr. Rodney McKay, who has been using his genius to aid in the preservation of Atlantis, Hewlett used his downtime to write, direct and star in A Dog's Breakfast. While you can check out the details on, you can also look forward to seeing Hewlett on the fourth season of Atlantis, which kicks off on September 28. We tracked down David while he was running around Vancouver to talk about his directorial debut and what's up with the new season of Stargate Atlantis.

A brief excerpt:

UGO: Was it easy to get the Stargate crew to work for 14 days?

DAVID: Surprisingly, yes. Paul I kind of knew he'd have nothing else to do. He pretends to have a life, and it's very sad, so I pretty well knew we had him. Kate [Hewlett] was really hard to get a hold of, because she's got a writing/acting career herself, so timing her stuff was harder, and also Paul knew about it from the beginning. I told him, "Look, we're writing something for you. Are you going to be available during the hiatus?" and he said yes. He actually put money into the film as well. As I put it to him, "So you're paying me to hire you?"

**massive snippage**

Sanctuary - The Province: Local series kicks off Vidfest

From The Vancouver Province:

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Local series kicks off Vidfest

Four hours of Sanctuary on deck

Glen Schaefer, The Province

Published: Thursday, September 20, 2007

That Sunset Boulevard line, where the aging actress laments that the pictures got small, seems prophetic more than 50 years later.

An explosion of digital media -- including video games, digital animation and web-based visual content -- is what propels Vidfest, Vancouver's annual industry conference for creators and producers of the bits that go into those and other digital media. Vidfest has teamed with the Vancouver International Film Festival this year for an event that precedes next week's start of the larger festival. Vidfest runs from Saturday to next Tuesday at the Vancouver International Film Centre.

The event includes international business matchmaking, trend-spotting sessions, a recruiting fair, creative seminars -- and glimpses of the digital picture so far.

A highlight will be a marathon four-hour screening of the Vancouver-made, web-based sci-fi series Sanctuary. Conceived by Martin Wood and Damian Kindler, who were part of the braintrust behind the Vancouver-produced Stargate: SG -1, the web series stars Stargate alum Amanda Tapping as a seemingly immortal doctor who cares for a menagerie of creatures -- werewolves, mermaids, spooky little boys -- while battling across time with Jack the Ripper. The actors did their work on bare sets, with digital backgrounds added later, and the series was offered by subscription on the web. The story is pulpy comic-book stuff, and the production's digital seams show every once in a while, but it's an early step toward what could be a new model for delivering small-screen stories. The Sanctuary screening starts at 6 p.m. Sunday.


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