Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Behind the Scenes: Midway (Part 2)

From MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

[b]Behind the Scenes: Midway (Part 2)[/b]

February 20, 2008 (Episodes)

Fans have been asking for it ever since Ronon Dex first appeared on the scene, and in `Midway' they get exactly what they want – a show- down between Teal'c of Stargate SG-1 and Ronon of Stargate Atlantis! Stunt coordinator James Bamford gives us the low-down on choreographing that stunning sparring session.

Stargate Atlantis - Daniel Jackson in Season 5 Mid-Season Two Part Episodes

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for February 20, 2008:

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February 20, 2008: Production progress.


Well, this week is the calm before the storm, and a golden opportunity to make some major headway on Whispers before prep begins on Broken Ties. I'm pleased to report that I'm out of Act I and making progress on Act II. Right now, I'm feeling pretty good about what I've got but, traditionally, the second-guessing doesn't really begin until, oh, Act III. There'll be a lot going on in this one
production-wise and I'd like to put it out early so that we can commence the planning/hair-rending/tearful recriminating as soon as possible.

While Marty G. is on the set of his episode (Search and Rescue), and Paul [Mullie] is prepping his episode (The Seed), and I'm writing my script (Whispers), Carl [Binder] is doing another rewrite of his script (Ghost in the Machine), and Alan [McCullough] is mulling over a possible story to slip into the #9 slot as the script originally envisioned for that spot ran into a "creative snafu" that a) moved it into the back half and b) may necessitate a change in perspective. Brad [Wright] is, of course, penning #6 (can`t wait to see the grotto), Carl is going to jump on #8 (interesting developments in this one that had Priscilla and the gang at MGM very excited), and Marty G. will do the honors for the mid- season two-parter (Welcome back to Atlantis, Dr. Jackson).


Today's photos: Snaps from the Norco set.

Today's mailbag:

Julia Justina writes: "Any news yet on how many episodes Michael Shanks/Daniel will be in next year?"

Answer: Right now, we have him for two.



Hand held alien device? (Or, alien device, held by human hand?)

Stargate SG-1 - Saturn Award Nomination for Best Syndicated/Cable TV Series

From the Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy and Horror Films:

(Please follow the link for the complete list of nominations.)



Dexter (Showtime)

Battlestar Galactica (SciFi Channel)

Stargate SG-1 (SciFi Channel/MGM)

The Closer (TNT)

Kyle XY (ABC Family)

Saving Grace (TNT)

Stargate SG-1: Continuum - NEW Publicity Stills Feb 20 '08

Thank you to Andreas at GateWorld Forum for these MGM publicity stills (please follow the link for the full-size, higher-resolutioned stills):

Ba'al (Cliff Simon) and Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson)

SG1 - Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping), Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) and Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder) and Jaffa

Stargate SG-1: Continuum is a made-for-DVD movie, tentatively scheduled for a July 2008 release.

Stargate SG-1: Ark of Truth: MGM Stargate - MORE Stills Feb 20 '08

From the MGM Stargate site:

Additional stills (7 of them) have been uploaded to the web site. (There are 36 stills in total at the site.)

A brief sampling:

Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder)

SG1 - Sam Carter, Teal'c (Christopher Judge), Cam Mitchell, Vala Mal Doran (Claudia Black)

Lt. Col. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping)