Thursday, February 7, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - Kavan Smith AND Joe Flanigan Audio Interviews

The Kavan Smith audio interview is now available to download (courtesy of Destiny Talk Radio Network and the SciFi Guys):

Kavan's interview runs approximately 22 minutes.

As an added bonus, there is also a Joe Flanigan interview (from a previous SciFi Guys interview)! Joe's interview runs approximately 9 minutes, and sounds like it was recorded sometime during season three.

Andee Frizzell (the Wraith Queen) is the guest next week.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Watch a scene from 'Midway!'

From GateWorld:

Watch a scene from 'Midway!'

Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) and Teal'c (Christopher Judge)


Don't miss a preview scene and four new, exclusive photos from next week's highly anticipated episode.


Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Stargate Atlantis' "Midway" airs Friday, February 15 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest-stars include Christopher Judge as Teal'c, Ben Cotton as Dr. Kavanagh (last seen in season one), and Bill Dow as Dr. Bill Lee.

Stargate - Arizona Republic - Stargate Video Game

From The Arizona Republic (Mesa, AZ):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Mesa video game center creating 'Stargate Atlantis' game

by JJ Hensley

The Arizona Republic

Feb. 7, 2008 04:44 PM

They play a video game every day, and they take it extremely seriously.

But they're not the guys living in mom's basement, they're the creative team at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, and in less than a year, the science fiction universe they're building in an office park in east Mesa will come to life for an eager worldwide audience.


But the fourth quarter of 2008 will mark the first time fans can control those characters and live the story through a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

All that familiarity and the expectations that come with the franchise put the game's designers at Cheyenne Mountain in a unique position, and not just because the 100 people who work there are on something of a professional island in Arizona.


That includes a contest, running through March, which allows intrepid fans the chance to have their own character integrated in the game, in addition to breathing life into the stale exterior shots seen on TV.


Doug Lundberg runs one at and said that Stargate fans are buzzing about the game, but other gamers are hedging their bets on the game's success.

"For Stargate, I think it's going to be a niche market, but there is a market out there for sci-fi games," Lundberg said. "Right now, most of the market is for fantasy games, like World of Warcraft or Warhammer, so people are desperate to go and play a sci-fi game. So Stargate definitely has potential."

Richard Dean Anderson - MacGyver - Broadcasting & Cable

From Broadcasting & Cable:

(Photos at the site. Please follow the link for the complete article.)

by Alex Weprin

'Mythbusters' Gets All 'MacGyver' On Us

February 7, 2008

What do you get when you take one of Discovery Channel's most popular shows, and combine it with one of the kitschiest shows the late 1980's and early 1990's had to offer?

I dare say you get pretty darn good television. For their 100th episode, airing February 20, the crew over at Mythbusters are tackling some of the most famous impromptu inventions by mullet bearing TV star MacGyver.

In a preview clip screened by B&C, Adam and Jamie test to see whether pure sodium, immersed in water, can really cause an explosive chemical reaction big enough to bust down a wall. The small scale results looked promising.

The team will also see if it is possible to build a plane a plane out of bamboo, duct tape and a small engine (photo at the site). The episode will conclude with a MacGyver challenge, pitting co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman against one another in a timed competition to see who can match MacGyver's creativity in picking
locks, developing film with household liquids, building a compass and designing a homemade signaling device for attracting the attention of a rescue helicopter.


The fact that they test such a wide range of myths, both plausible and far fetched, is a big part of the show's appeal. After all, how many shows would celebrate a 100th episode with a tribute to MacGyver? For most programs it would be ridiculous, for the Mythbusters it makes perfect sense. Now if only they could test the myth of whether Richard Dean Anderson knew how ridiculous his hair looked, I would all be set.


This episode is scheduled to air on the Discovery Channel:

Feb 20, 9:00 pm

Feb 21, 1:00 am

Feb 23, 9:00 pm

Feb 24, 1:00 am

Feb 24, 11:00 am