Friday, March 7, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - Stargate Planet: Ona Grauer Interview

From Stargate Planet:



A brief excerpt:

We know Ona Grauer from guest appearances in both series, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate:Atlantis and we're grateful that she agreed despite a busy schedule to answer a few career related interview questions.

**snippage** In 2004, you were back at the Stargate sets, for a guest appearance in the pilot episode of "Stargate Atlantis". How was it to return to the Stargate "family" and what do you think of spin offs in general?

OG: I was so happy to go onto "Atlantis". Again, it was with Martin so very comfortable! The guy in the scene with me is my real life husband!! They offered it to both of us and we had never had the chance to work together, so very cool!! I like spin off's...if they're done right. It's like reading a great book and then finding out it a trilogy!

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Final bow for Season Four; Atlantis returns this summer

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

Final bow for Season Four; Atlantis returns this summer


Stargate Atlantis's season finale airs tonight on SCI FI. But not to worry: Season Five is a few short months away.

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett Interview

From's SciFi & Fantasy section:

(NOTE: This is a very LENGTHY interview - FIVE pages!)

Interview: David Hewlett

From Mark Wilson,
Your Guide to Sci-Fi / Fantasy.

A brief excerpt:

In advance of the season 4 finale of Stargate Atlantis, "The Last Man" (March 7, 2008), I had a chance to talk with the very funny and charming "king of the nerds," David Hewlett, who plays the sometimes insufferable astrophysicist Dr. Rodney McKay.


MW: Did you ever wonder whether fans would "get" Rodney -- that they would get past Rodney's difficulty to see his complexity and potential?

DH: "You're talking about what an absolute ass he was, basically. When I first discovered that I was actually going to be doing it again -- when I went in for SG-1 and I did those episodes there [starting with Rodney’s introduction in the season 5 SG-1 episode “48 Hours”], I was first very surprised that I came back at all, because he was such an incredibly caustic character. So I was kind of with the fans. I was like, "My god, why would they -- ? Of all the people to bring back, why are they bringing this guy back?"

MW: And all the other Atlantis characters are so nice.

DH: "They're all nice people, and there's this just absolute arrogant jerk. And my biggest concern was that they were going to soften him up, turn him into a nice guy all of a sudden. They've done a very good job of walking that fine line between making him -- not more likable, but he's sort of more understandable."

**massive snippage**

Stargate: Ark of Truth - FOX's Stargate Hub: Ark of Truth Screensaver

From FOX's Stargate Hub:

There are at least ten publicity stills from the movie in the screensaver.

Screensaver is formatted for both MAC and PC:



Stargate Atlantis - Season Five to Premiere July '08!

From Alex Levine's SciFi Channel blog update for March 7, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

March 07, 2008

The Last Man and The Last Blog (for a while)


The good news: we're airing early this year, starting in the summer. So hopefully our ratings will stay up, and most importantly, you won't have long to wait for more Stargate.

Stargate Atlantis Superfan Contest Promotion Video

Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld Play: NEW Video: The Phenomenon - Colin Cunningham

From GateWorld Play:

The Phenomenon - Colin Cunningham

The actor behind Major Paul Davis discusses his views about why Stargate has stood the test of time.

Formatted in Adobe Flash Player 9, 1:43 length

Stargate SG-1 - FOX's Stargate Hub: 12 NEW AoT Publicity Stills

From FOX's Stargate Hub:

In the Gateroom Section, 12 new publicity stills have been added, included several behind-the-scenes stills.

A brief sampling:

In the Ark of Truth section, Activities area, the Ark of Truth Countdown Widget is available for download.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Stargate Superfan Contest

From MGM Stargate:

The logo is up for the Stargate Superfan Contest, but the link is incorrect. (Then again, it's 1am Friday, and perhaps they didn't want the contest to go live until later.)

EDIT: Here's the link for the Stargate Superfan Contest:

Submit your version of a Super-Fan commercial and enter for a chance to win a trip to Vancouver, British Columbia and the opportunity to appear in a Stargate Atlantis Super-Fan commercial.

Video must be between thirty seconds to a minute in length and should focus on everyone's favorite sci-fi show: Stargate Atlantis! Click for official rules.

An excerpt from the rules:

Open to legal residents of 1 of the 50 US and DC who are 18 or the age of majority in the state in which they reside. Begins at 12:00:01 a.m. PT on 3/7/08 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. PT on 4/25/08.

And a new video promoting the contest is available here:


Plus, MGM Stargate has posted three older videos from the last Superfan Contest:

Super-Fan David

0:25 2MB

(Formatted in QuickTime 7)

Enter for version of a Super-Fan commercial now and you could win! Visit our Sweepstakes page for more info.

Super-Fan Jason

0:25 2MB

Enter for version of a Super-Fan commercial now and you could win! Visit our Sweepstakes page for more info.

Super-Fan Joe

0:25 2MB

Enter for version of a Super-Fan commercial now and you could win! Visit our Sweepstakes page for more info.

Stargate Atlantis - Zap2It: Season Finales: The Gate Closes

From Zap2It:

(SGA is on the main page!)

Season Finales

The Gate Closes,0,5599974.photogallery

The Gate Closes Tonight, "Stargate Atlantis" flings our heroes into danger for the last time this season.

And on this page:

The Sci Fi Channel's "Stargate Atlantis" ends its season tonight with an episode that finds Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) returning to a desolate ship. Uh-oh.

Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide Online: TV Hot List Fri Mar 7 '08

From TV Guide Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete column. SGA is #1 on the TV Hot List!)


The Shows We're Watching Tonight

Stargate Atlantis

10 pm/ET SCI FI New

The spin-off's fourth-season finale borrows the wisdom of author Thomas Wolfe, who famously observed that "you can't go home again." Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) does the time warp and returns to Atlantis a few thousand years too late, where he finds the aquatic space station abandoned in a sea of sand. If you've ever wondered what Dr. McKay would look like in his autumn years, be sure to tune in to witness this conundrum. — Michael Chant

Dive into full episodes and clips of Stargate Atlantis with our Online Video Guide.