Monday, March 31, 2008

Stargate Atlantis / Firefly - Video: Jewel Staite at Supanova Con

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Stargate Atlantis - Big Finish: Pre-Order "A Necessary Evil' CD

From Big Finish:

You may now preorder the 'A Necessary Evil' CD

1.2 Stargate Atlantis: A Necessary Evil - CD

Price: $20.07 + $3.03 shipping

CD Extras

Behind-the-scenes interview with Torri Higginson

Technical Details

Featuring: Torri Higginson and Timothy Watson
Writer: Sharon Gosling
Music: Steve Foxon
Director: Sharon Gosling
Recorded: 21 January 2008
Duration: 70' approx
Released: May 2008


This story assumes that Doctor Weir was mind-probed by the Asurans following her capture at the beginning of season four. During the probe, the incident she recalls is set during season three, after Common Ground and prior to First Strike.


“This planet that you love so much... If you were not hidden, it would not exist, or at least not like this.”

When Sheppard’s team encounter a culture with phase shift technology that keeps their entire population invisible - and immaterial - to the outside world, it looks like Atlantis might have found the perfect protection from the Wraith. Eager to make a trade for the technology, Doctor Weir embarks on a diplomatic mission to negotiate with the people of Lannavulin. But once there, it becomes apparent that not everyone is happy with the planet’s status quo...

Battlestar Galactica - The SciFi Guys: Audio Interview with Bear McCreary

From the SciFi Guys:

Tune in Wednesday April 2 at 8pm (GMT) for The SciFi Guys audio podcast, which includes the second half of their interview with Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary.

The audio interview should also be available for download within a few days of the broadcast.

The Simpsons - HULU Video: E. Pluribus Wiggum

Battlestar Galactica - NEW Photos - 'Ties That Bind'

From the NEW Battlestar Galactica season four episode, 'Ties That Bind," publicity stills:

Chief Galen Tyrol (Aaron Douglas)

Chief Tyrol and Torry Foster (Rekha Sharma)

Crewman Specialist Cally (Nicki Clyne)

Doctor Who Season Four Trailer

Stargate SG-1 - Gary Chalk (Col. Chekov) Audio Interview

From TFW2005 (a Transformers site):

Gary Chalk Interview

We had the good fortune to get a hold on Gary Chalk and talk him into doing an interview with us. Take a listen and find out what he has to say about many things, like voice acting compared to camera acting, Transformer fans vs. Stargate fans and many other things.

Supernatural - SciFi Wire: Supernatural Looks To Year Four

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12:00 AM, 31-MARCH-08

Supernatural Looks To Year Four

Sera Gamble, producer of The CW's Supernatural, told SCI FI Wire that the writers are brimming with story possibilities for the show's upcoming fourth season, which The CW recently announced.

"[Series creator and executive producer] Eric [Kripke] has some really strong ideas for how to expand the mythology next season," Gamble said in an interview. "We've been pitching ideas to each other that have [gotten] everybody really excited. ... First, we got deeply philosophical, and then we went back to 'Hey, how can we chop a bunch of people's heads off with these ideas?' [laughs]"

Gamble added that the early pickup by The CW means that the writers can set things up as the third season winds down. "We're especially excited that we heard about the pickup early enough that we can start working on what we're going to be doing at the beginning of next season now so we can thread some things in," she said.

The current third season, which was interrupted by the recently settled writers' strike, concentrated on the battle by Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) against the demon army unleashed at the end of the previous year. Meanwhile, the season is building to a resolution of Dean's dilemma: He struck a deal with a demon to trade his soul for Sam's life. He has only a year to live.


The third season will resume with new episodes, starting in late April, building to the season finale, written by Kripke, in which Dean must face the deal he struck with a demon to save Sam's life. The strike-shortened season has caused the writers to abbreviate some of the planned stories, but Dean's fate will remain front and center as the season comes to a close, Gamble said, offering a few spoilers.


Supernatural airs on Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. --Kathie Huddleston

The Simpsons - HULU - Video: Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Stargate SG-1 / Farscape - Ben Browder/Claudia Black - "Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars"

Airing on the SciFi Channel:

SCI FI Wed, Apr 2, 3:00A Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

SCI FI Thu, Apr 3, 3:00A Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

And some more Ben Browder encore performances:

OXYGN Tue, Apr 1, 7:30A Grace Under Fire - "Grace Undergraduate"
OXYGN Wed, Apr 2, 7:00A Grace Under Fire - "Grace Undergraduate"
LMN Sat, Apr 5, 8:00P A Killer Within
HBO Wed, Apr 9, 4:45A A Kiss Before Dying

Battlestar Galactica - HULU: Video: Revealed

Nim's Island - SciFi Weekly: Interviews with Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin

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March 31, 2008

Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin play tour guides to Nim's Island as the novel leaps from page to screen

By Mike Szymanski

Jodie Foster doesn't think she's too funny, but after her son came home and raved about the book Nim's Island, the two-time Oscar winner fought to be in the film version of the slapstick family fantasy comedy.

The adaptation of the popular children's book by Wendy Orr follows the story of a girl named Nim (played by Abigail Breslin) who lives on an island with her father (Gerard Butler) and who disappears. She seeks the help of the reclusive author (played by Foster) who created an action hero through her writings.

At a small press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Foster, Breslin, co-directors Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin and producer and co-screenwriter Paul Mazur each had separate interviews about the making of the film and working with the sea lions, lizards, pelicans and other animals in the fantasy adventure movie. The film opens nationwide on April 4.

Q: Jodie Foster, can you talk about what attracted you to this project? Was it the comedy aspect?

Foster: "Yeah, I've been wanting to do a comedy for a long time, actually, and Maverick was such a great experience. I really enjoyed it, and lightness is a part of life, too. You're not all just darkness. But I couldn't find anything that was good enough, and I read this script and kept banging on doors and lobbying for it. They had a different arrangement with the studio at that time, and they were not keen on me at all—understandably, because they know me for my dark dramas."


Q: Abigail Breslin, what was the best part of this for you?

Breslin: "Getting to work with all the animals. I have two dogs, two cats and a turtle."

Q: So sea lions and lizards and birds—that's different. So what was that like?

Breslin: It was really, really fun. They were all really nice, so it was fun. I had to train a bit. I had to do training with the animals, and I had to do training for the stunts."


Q: Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, how as directors do you have a division of labor? And how was it for you, Paula Mazur, as the producer?

Levin: "We do everything side by side, really, all the way through the process. I mean, we sit down, we write together, we sit beside each other for every conversation and by now it's become pretty amorphous, how we divide things. I might have a slightly more technical bent than Jen but, for the most part, we really just do everything together. I mean, it's kind of bizarre, the amount of time that we spend together."

Flackett: "But it's a great thing to have that partner who you can talk to at any point. And we always say the conversation never stops, much to the chagrin of our children. There's a lot of, "Can't you talk about something besides the movie?"


The X-Files - SciFi Wire: This Week's Poll

From SciFi Wire:


The X-Files sequel movie hits theaters this summer. Has time passed The X-Files by?

* No! I still want to believe!

* Yes! Let it rest in peace.

* What's The X-Files?

* Depends. Is Skinner back?

Mark Dacascos - The Crow: Stairway to Heaven - 'Solitude's Revenge'

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Talk: Audio Interview Archives

From SciFi Talk:

Battlestar Galactica Audio Interview Archives

March 2005

Katee Sackhoff - Battlestar Galactica

A recording of an interview conducted with Host Tony Tellado and Dr Howard Margolin, with this talented actress discussing her role as Kara "Starbuck" Thrace in the new Sci-Fi Channel series. An avid Star Trek fan, she was part of the cast of The Education Of Max Bickford with Richard Dreyfuss. Music By Kathleen Reynolds.

August 2005

Lorena Gale - Battlestar Galactica

She played Elosha on Battlestar Galactica, but Lorena Gale has also starred in her fair share of SF Movies and Television. You've seen her in Fantastic Four, The Chronilces of Riddick and The Exorcisim of Emily Rose. On TV, She's appeared in Smallville and Kingdom Hospital. Taped at Gatecon 2005 which was the birthplace of a new convention, Timeless Destinations.

Paul Campbell - Battlestar Galactica

This Vancouver native plays Billy Keikeya on the new version of Battlestar Galactica. He has also appeared in films like The Perfect Score, We'll Meet Again and The Long Weekend. His TV credits include appearences on Smallville, Black Sash and Andromeda. Taped at Gatecon 2005 which was the birthplace of a new convention, Timeless Destinations.

Tahmoh Penikett - Battlestar Galactica

He plays Lt Karl "Helo" Agathon,a Galactica pilot trapped on a hostile planet, in the hit series, Battlestar Galactica. We talk season two, the show's concept, and style. We also chat about his appearences on Stargate SG-1, Smallville and Cold Squad (He was a regular). Taped at Gatecon 2005 which was the birthplace of a new convention, Timeless Destinations.

Aaron Douglas - Battlestar Galactica

This talented actor plays Chief Tyrol in the new version Of Battlestar Galactica. We discussed his character, season two and his appearence in the Exorcisim Of Emily Rose, at Gatecon in his native Vancouver, Canada.


Richard Hatch - Battlestar Galactica

Actor, Writer, Motivational Speaker, are just some of the adjectives to describe this talented individual. Richard not only played the original Captain Apollo in classic series, but now also stars as revolutionary leader, Tom Zarek in the new series. Great insights on the new series and working with the new cast.

MARCH 2007

Jamie Bamber - Battlestar Galactica

Taped at the Icon 26 Press Conference, Jamie talked about the season three finale before it aired that Sunday night. He also hints about a fifth cylon. He also chatted about his character of Apollo plus working with Edward James Olmos and Richard Hatch. He even discussed his role on Ghost Whisperer. Some good insights but no spoilers. Special thanks to Icon. This is the 200th podcast program for Sci-Fi Talk. Closing music is Pop Science By Devin Anderson.

The X-Files Movie 2 Trailer from You Tube

The X-Files Movie 2 - Hollywood Reporter Coverage & Video From Paley Festival

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March 26, 2008

'The X-Files'

By James Hibberd

"The X-Files" ended its run on Fox six years ago, but its writers and producers can still grouse about working on the show like it was yesterday.

The Paley Festival session on the long-running hit series featured a dozen members of the cast and crew. The overall theme of the evening was that working "The X-Files" was very hard. In terms of news value, the panel was trapped in an “X-Files”-esque netherworld: The TV show is yester-decade's news, while this summer's new "X-Files" movie is of very high interest. Yet creator Chris Carter is naturally unwilling to give any spoilers. The panel moderator -- Variety deputy editor Cynthia Littleton -- is thus charged with the tricky task of either asking about a series that's been endlessly discussed, or asking about a movie that cannot be discussed. Plus, charismatic leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson did not attend. So, again, tricky.


SGA - No 5pm Weekday Episodes Week Mar 31 '08

A reminder, due to the Battlestar Galactica marathons from 8am to 6pm the week of March 31, the Stargate Atlantis 5pm Weekday Rotation episodes have been preempted.

SGA 5pm Weekday Rotation episodes return on Monday April 7.

Battlestar Galactica - Watch Season 4 Premiere Online at NOON Fri Apr 4

From the SciFi Channel's weekly e-mail newsletter for week March 30, 2008:


Battlestar Galactica

Friday April 4 at 10/9C

Battlestar's final season begins with a bang as the Galactica and its fleet confront the Cylons and set their sights on reaching Earth.



Battlestar Galactica - NEW Video Blog!

From SciFi Channel's Battlestar Galatica:

New Video Blog

Two newlywed fans tour the set and meet the cast.

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Stargate / Sanctuary - SciFi Talk: Audio Interview Archives

From SciFi Talk Audio Interview Archives:

APRIL 2005

Don S. Davis - General George Hammond - Stargate SG-1

From a 2003 Press Conference at ICon with this talented actor who at the time was starting his final season playing the commander of the SG units. He talks about his artistic side plus his real military experiences. Great insights with a talented humble man.

Jewel Staite - Serenity

Dr. Howard Margolin of Destinies: The Voice Of Science Fiction and Tony Tellado held a mini-press conference with this engaging actress about her new movie, Serenity based on the short lived, Firefly. There are no spoilers but lots of interesting tibits to preview the movie. She also related her experiences on two TV series, Wonderfalls and Space Cases. Music by Kathleen Reynolds.

JUNE 2005

Enid-Raye Adams

This talented actress has appeared on the big and small screen, appearing in films like Final Destination 2 and Undercover Brother. On TV, she has appeared on series like The Dead Zone, Dead Like Me, had a recurring role in Jeremiah, Stargate SG-1, The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and The Lone Gunmen.


Christopher Heyerdahl - Stargate Atlantis

You know him as Holling on Stargate Atlantis, whose village was culled by the life-sucking Wraith until being rescued by the Stargate Atlantis team. This soft-spoken actor has also appeared in movies like Blade Trinity, The Chronicles Of Riddick and the TV mini-series, Into The West.


Colin Cunningham - Stargate SG-1

This native Californian has endeared himself to fans not only with his performances on Stargate SG-1 as Major Paul Davis, but also with his many appearences at Gatecon. He has appeared in films such as Elektra, Stealing Christmas and the 6th Day. On TV, you saw hin on The Collector as the original devil, The Dead Zone, Andromeda (with Andrew Jackson), Smallville and has even appeared on CSI Miami. Taped at Gatecon 2005.

Alex Zahara - Stargate SG-1

Stargate's Go-to guy has played nine different parts on the series. Alex is also known for playing Ezekiel in Jeremiah plus playing a Minbauri ranger in Babylon 5: Legend Of The Rangers telemovie. His other TV appearances include The Dead Zone and Battlestar Galactica. Taped at Gatecon 2005.


Dan Payne - Stargate's Super Soldier

Stargate's Super Soldier is actually a good guy. Dan talks about his roles, as he menaced the original SG-1 team and his appearance on Stargate Atlantis. Dan is also starring in a new series, called Alice I Think [Canada], playing Alice's dad. The series is about a young girl who grew up on home schooling going to a regular school for the first time.

MARCH 2006

Michael Shanks - Stargate SG-1

This talented actor and writer, has a new venture along with fellow Stargate SG-1 cast member and friend Chris Judge. The Women Of Sci-Fi Calendar features some familiar female faces that will brighten many a month. We chat about their new company plus a preview of two key episodes of SG-1, a Stargate Atlantis crossover, plus the series milestone 200th episode.

MAY 2006

Christopher Judge - Stargate SG-1

Along with his friend and SG-1, co-star, Michael Shanks, Chris has founded Slacktwaddle and produced the Women Of Sci-Fi Calendar. It features well known ladies from Andromeda, Smallville and Stargate Atlantis. We talked about the company plus season ten of Stargate SG-I.


Ben Browder - Farscape

This engaging actor talked about his role of John Crichton in Farscape at the conclusion of the third season of the show at Sci-Fi Channel headquarters in New York. We talk about the episodes, his fellow castmates, and the episode that he wrote at the time.The show is now in syndication for all of us to enjoy. From 2001. Music by Cagey House.

APRIL 2007

Craig Veroni - Stargate Atlantis

Known to fans for playing Dr. Grodin on Stargate Atlantis, this talented actor has also appeared in television series such as Dark Angel, DaVinci's Inquest, and the new Blood Ties. We look back on his final episode of Stargate Atlantis plus some of his other work.

MAY 2007

Damian Kindler - Sanctuary

Teaming up with Amanda Tapping, N John Smith, Marc Aubanel and Martin Wood, Damian Kindler has created Sanctuary, an interesting new series that will air on the net as webisodes, but will be much more, creating a community with its own culture and mythology. We discuss the series stars Amanda Tapping, Christopher Heyerdahl, plus many of the talented people that are bringing this project to life. Visit their official site, Sanctuary and become part of the community and the process of shaping this series.

JUNE 2007

David Winning - Stargate Atlantis

Starting at age 22, he directed his first feature, Storm. Since then, this Alberta native has gone on to a prolific directing career in both films and television. His work includes directing episodes of Dinotopia, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Earth Final Conflict, Stargate Atlantis, Goosebumps, Are You Araid Of The Dark and the vampire series, Blood Ties. He has a new TV movie with Kevin Sorbo called Something Beneath that will air on the Sci-Fi Channel. Closing music Pop Science by Devin Anderson.


David Hewlett - Stargate Atlantis

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 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 chats about his appearance in Sanctuary. Special thanks to Bridgette 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.

Martin Wood - Sanctuary

Talented producer-director who is well known for his work on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. He now brings those talents to work on Sanctuary, the first supernatural web series. We chat about the show's concept what's been seen so far, and what's coming up too. Some spoilers if you have never seen the series before. Martin has also directed for series like Jeremiah, Earth Final Conflict and Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. Special thanks to Tracy of Liaison Public Relations. Music is by Victor Stellar. Visit the official Sanctuary site.


Lexa Doig - Andromeda

Tony Tellado talks with this talented and funny actress just at the tail end of season one of Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. We chat about her playing the ship's AI and her roles in Tek War and Jason X. Lots of fun with this funny lady. Music is by Ocean Alexander two pieces called First and Second Movement.


Emilie Ullerup - Sanctuary

This native of Denmark came to Vancouver, BC to become an actress. She landed roles at the begining of two series, Battlestar Galactica and Blood Ties. She now plays Ashley Magnus, daughter of Helen Magnus in the original web series, Sanctuary. She will also star in a new series in Canada called JPod. Special thanks to Stage Three Media and Sarah Bearchell. Music is by Kathleen Reynolds.

Peter DeLuise - Sanctuary

Peter is an accomplished actor, writer, producer and director for such series as Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. Peter has a recurring role in the webseries, Sanctuary as Ernie Watts, a merchant that equips Ashley for her supernatural battles. Peter has also directed episodes of Kyle XY, Bloodties and Pain Killer Jane. Special thanks to Stage 3 Media and Sara Bearchell of Karyo Edelman. Music is by Kathleen Reynolds.


Christopher Heyerdahl - Sanctuary

Tony Tellado first spoke to this talented actor at Gatecon in 2005. We renew our ties and discuss his new role as John Druitt in the web series Sanctuary. Christoper has also appeared as Zor-El in Smallville and played a recurring role as a wraith in Stargate Atlantis. Special thanks to Sara Bearchell of Kayro Edelman. Music by Cagey House.

Richard Patterson - Sanctuary

Richard Patterson is with Stage Three Media who is responsible as Visual Effects Supervisor for all of the virtual backgrounds and special effects for the web series, Sanctuary. He takes us on a behind the scenes tour of the effects done so far and clues us in for what is ahead for this pioneering series. Special thanks to Sara Bearchell of Kayro Edelman and Stage Three Media. Music is by Cagey House.

Amanda Tapping - Sanctuary

Tony Tellado spoke to this talented actress about her role as Dr. Helen Magnus in the web series, Sanctuary in addition to her role as Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. We even preview the upcoming Stargate - The Ark Of Truth direct to DVD release. Special thanks to Kayro Edelman. Music is by Victor Stellar.

MARCH 2008

Christopher Judge - Ark Of Truth

Christopher Judge continues his role as Teal'c in the new direct to DVD adventure,Stargate The Ark Of Truth. The team does battle with the Ori with the fate of universe in the balance. We chat about the movie, the ending of ther series, working with Julian Sands plus his own project that he is working on as well. Special thanks to Deep Focus. Music by Victor Stellar.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mark Dacascos - The Crow: Stairway to Heaven - 'Voices'

Battlestar Galactica - Slice of SciFi: Archives Audio Interviews

From Slice of SciFi's audio interviews archive:



Bear McCreary

Noted composer Bear McCreary joins us this week to talk about his experience composing and recording the amazing score for SciFi Channel’s “Battlestar Galactica”, and the upcoming second season of “Eureka”.


James Callis

Interview with James Callis, Gaius Baltar from SciFi Channel’s Battlestar Galactica. James tells us all about Baltar’s recent stressful adventures on the Cylon basestar after the misfortunes on New Caprica, and we talk about the theories about the true nature of Baltar’s motives and psyche, as well as the freedom that comes from playing a character who might truly be a sociopath because he defies definition.

Tricia Helfer

Slice of SciFi welcomes Tricia Helfer to the show, and we delve into the complexities of her character, the multifaceted Cylon Number Six. While she can’t divulge any spoilers, Tricia does tease us with the prospects of some deaths and the possibility of discovering new Cylon models by the end of Season 3.

Katee Sackhoff

Slice of SciFi talks with “Battlestar Galactica”’s Katee Sackhoff (Kara “Starbuck” Thrace). She tells us about Starbuck’s recent trials, about acting in “White Noise 2″ with Nathan Fillion, and much much more.

Jamie Bamber

Jamie Bamber, Commander Lee “Apollo” Adama of Battlestar Galactica, joins Mike, Lorrie and Summer for a chat.

Star Trek - Slice of SciFi: Nichelle Nichols Audio Interview

From Slice of SciFi:

Interview with the Nichelle Nichols & director J.Neil Schulman

We are so pleased to be able to talk with the legendary star of stage, television and big screen, the Grand Dame of Scifi, Nichelle Nichols. Joining Nichelle is director J. Neil Schulman. The two worked together on the film “Lady Magdelene’s,” the new suspense/comedy film that is part scifi and part contemporary that has Nichelle starring as a modern day Madam of a Nevada brothel who, with a disgraced IRS agent is hot on the trail of a possible terrorist. We had such a great time talking with Nichelle and Neil that we just kept it going right into our Future Talk segment so that part of the show won’t be featured in this week’s edition. We know you will truly enjoy this fun conversation with one of entertainment’s greatest ladies to ever grace the profession.

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Battlestar Galactica - Video: The Phenomenon

Trailer for Superhero Movie - Leslie Nielsen/Brent Spiner

Friday, March 28, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Specials, Marathons, Season 4 Premiere - Oh, My!

The SciFi Channel is celebrating the return of Battlestar Galactica with:



Airs Friday, March 28 at 10pm, with multiple repeats: March 29 at 1am, March 29 at 4:30am, March 31 at 1am, and April 1 at 3am.


Airs Friday, March 28 at 10:30pm, with multiple repeats: March 29 at 1:30am, March 31 at 1:30am and April 1 at 3:30am.


Daily Marathons beginning Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4, from 8am to 6pm, and two episode repeats from 1am to 3am. Seasons one through three will be repeated.


"HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME" Airs Friday, April 4 at 10pm, and is repeated: April 5 at Midnight, April 6 at 11pm and April 11 at 9pm.

Battlestar Galactica - Den of Geek: Katee Sackhoff Interview

From Den of Geek:

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Battlestar Galactica: Katee Sackhoff conference interview

With the fourth and final season of Galactica airing in the US next Friday, Starbuck actor Katee Sackhoff engages a gaggle of journalists for a long chat...

by Martin Anderson

"We've been told who the final Cylon is, and I personally don't believe it. I think that's something that's going to be kept to the very end."

At 1pm EST, Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck, actor Katee Sackhoff, gave a long interview to a host of journalists from print and web publications that included the New York Times, Redeye, Cablefax, Niagara Frontier Publications, Soap Opera Weekly, e-online and many more.

Geek was there, and even if a gremlin meant we didn't get to ask our late question (one per publication was allowed), Katee held forth on many topics...


When Starbuck was temporarily killed off last season, it seemed like it was clumsily handled, the issue of whether you were actually gone and the show’s reaction to it...looking back, do you wish it had been handled a little better or not mentioned at all? Is there anything you would have played differently?

KS: "I don’t know. I know that you can only keep a secret a secret for so long; I know that as soon as I showed back up at work that it was going to be on the internet. Also I do think they should have kept me out until the very end. I mean, bringing Starbuck back in episode 16…what the hell was that? Why not wait ‘til twenty? I guess in Ron’s mind, he had a bigger cliff-hanger, and to have a bigger cliff-hanger than Starbuck coming back from the dead…only Battlestar Galactica could pull that off. With the crew and the cast thinking…that was not something I’d like to do again, that’s for sure."


What do you think the impact of the show has had for the sci-fi genre?

KS: "Battlestar Galactica, for sci-fi was…they treated it like reality. That’s what has been so interesting about our show, that we never relied on science-fiction to drive the show. We relied on the drama and the human condition…those really important questions were what we depended on for the show to move it along. Most science-fiction shows rely way too much on the bells and whistles. I think it’s opened doors in science-fiction to realise that regardless of…science-fiction is just a setting. It’s not a show, it’s a setting. It should never have been what the show is."

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Guys: Audio Interview with Bear McCreary

From The SciFi Guys:

Audio Interview with Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary.

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