Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sanctuary, Eureka, Battlestar Galactica - Photos from SciFi Channel's '08 Upfront

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Photos from the SciFi Channel's 2008 Upfront Party that was held in New York City on March 18, 2008.

SANCTUARY - Amanda Tapping

EUREKA - Cast - Joe Morton, Jordan Hinson, Colin Ferguson, Erica Cerra, Salli Richardson and Ed Quinn


Stargate Atlantis - NEW Season 5 Photos Mar 18 '08

Courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for March 18, 2008, additional behind the scenes photos from Stargate Atlantis season five production:


(Please follow the link to read the blog update and to view the photos in their original full-size.)

This one of Shep (Joe Flanigan) should have all the whumpers' hearts beating...

Ronon (Jason Momoa) and Wraith

Wraith and director Ken Girotti

Guest star Mark Dacascos as Tyre from the episode "Broken Ties"

David Hewlett - Broadcasting & Cable: Starcrossed on SciFi.com

From Broadcasting & Cable:


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Sci Fi Channel Expands Web Offerings

Cable Network Announces Stand-Alone Gaming and Tech Sites; Original Scripted and Unscripted Shows; New Social Game

By Anne Becker -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/18/2008 8:00:00 PM

Sci Fi Channel is expanding its Web offerings in gaming, technology and entertainment programming -- three areas it said its tech-savvy audience favors.


Also joining the site is Starcrossed, a Web-only series about the behind-the-scenes antics of a science-fiction space soap. The show is written by Stargate Atlantis' David Hewlett and executive produced by Stargate Atlantis/SG-1's Jane Loughman and John G. Lenic.

Battlestar Galactica - Broadcasting & Cable: SciFi Channel Green-Lights Caprica

From Broadcasting & Cable:


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Sci Fi Channel Green-Lights Battlestar Galactica Prequel, Caprica

By Anne Becker -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/18/2008 8:01:00 PM

With the original about to begin its final season, the network is set to begin production on the two-hour prequel from its creators, Ronald D. Moore and David Eick, this spring in Vancouver.

Sci Fi announced its plans at its annual upfront presentation to advertisers and press in New York Tuesday night. It originally announced its intention to do the show in April 2006.

Caprica is set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica and will follow two rival families and the backstabbing and passion involved as they evolve in the world of the 12 Colonies.

The show, from Universal Media Studios, is executive-produced by Moore and Eick and co-written by Moore and Remi Aubuchon.

"We couldn't be more excited to see this long-anticipated project get off the ground," Sci Fi executive vice president of original programming Mark Stern said. "It's an amazing script and, though clearly inspired by the Battlestar mythology, it is not just a pale spinoff. This is a smart, thought-provoking, emotional and compelling character drama in its own right."


Stargate SG-1 - Michael Shanks on ET Canada - Mar 18 7:30pm

From Michael Shanks Online:


18 March 2008

Michael on ET Canada tonight

Further to our 9 March update, we've just received confirmation that Michael's interview on ET Canada is scheduled to air tonight.

According to the GlobalTV website, the program is scheduled to air at 7:30pm. However, as always, check your local listings for the time.

Battlestar Galactica - HypaSpace Weekly Video: Katee Sackhoff and Grace Park Host!

From Canada's Spacecast's HypaSpace Weekly:


Katee Sackhoff and Grace Park Host!

Katee and Grace host a preview of Battlestar Galactica's fourth season, with cast interviews, clips from the season premiere episode, and a look at the BSG mini-mates (from Diamond Select Toys).

Also, a sneak peek at the movies "Doomsday," "Iron Man," "10,000 BC;" and the video game "Rainbow Six, Vegas 2."


Screen prints from the video:

Writer Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90 - RIP

From Yahoo! News:


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Writer Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90

By RAVI NESSMAN, Associated Press Writer 18 minutes ago

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90.


Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as far more than a science fiction writer.

He was credited with the concept of communications satellites in 1945, decades before they became a reality. Geosynchronous orbits, which keep satellites in a fixed position relative to the ground, are called Clarke orbits.

He joined American broadcaster Walter Cronkite as commentator on the U.S. Apollo moonshots in the late 1960s.

On the Net:

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation: http://www.clarkefoundation.org

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Stargate: Ark of Truth - SciFi Talk: Amanda Tapping Transcript Audio Interview

From SciFi Talk's blog:


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Even More With Amanda Tapping

Posted by Tony Tellado at 3/18/2008 12:00 AM

Amanda has traveled light ears to be with us...

Amanda talks more about Sanctuary and Stargate and Stargate Ark Of Truth. This transcript features some material not used on my podcast.

Amanda Tapping on Stargate Direct To DVD movies

"It's been really fun just to get the gang back together and there is such a sense of joy working with these people. I sound like I'm towing some party line but it's true. The timeline for the movies is prior to Sam's going to Atlantis. Even though they are obviously coming out after.When I talked to the writers and the producers about this, I asked if there was a concern about me doing these movies and then suddenly I'm on Atlantis. It's the same character so there has to be some sensibility of the timeline. they said they are not concerned about it. The movies happen before she goes to Atlantis. So I said, OK, That's fine with me."


There's more with this talented actress and Chris Judge too...Keep coming back. Visit Sc-Fi Talk home page for more podcasts to listen to.

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Stargate: Ark of Truth - MGM Stargate - NEW weekly Poll Mar 18 '08

From MGM Stargate:



What do you think of Stargate: The Ark of Truth?

1. Awesome!

2. Haven't seen it yet.

3. I plead the Fifth!