Monday, March 24, 2008

Trailer for Doctor Who Season Four

Stargate SG-1 - HypaSpace: Video Archives

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace archives, two brief video clips featuring Richard Dean Anderson.

Concept of Stargate - Richard Dean Anderson/Michael Shanks interviews

On why the movie translated so well to a series - Richard Dean
Anderson interview - includes clips of behind-the-scenes filming from SG1's tenth season episode, 'Company of Thieves'

Battlestar Galactica: Photos from NEW episode, 'Six of One'

Publicity photos from the NEW Battlestar Galactica fourth season episode, "Six of One," which premieres on the SciFi Channel (US) on Friday, April 11 at 10pm, and is repeated at 12:30 am, and again on April 13 at 11pm.

Capt. Lee Adama/Apollo (Jamie Bamber)

Col. Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan)

Lt. Karl Agathorn/Helo (Tahmoh Penikett)

Lt. Sharon Valeria/Boomer/Athena (Grace Park)

Stargate Atlantis - Season 5 Production Update

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for March 24, 2008:

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

March 24, 2008

I've finally completed my rewrite of Whispers. A more dynamic tease, a reprieve on a reveal, an alternate division of forces, and Major Teldy gets a promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. Plenty of new blue pages to collate. The actors will be thrilled.


Back in the office tomorrow, and this is what the short week looks like: Production continues on The Daedalus Variations, most of which is being shot on the FX Stage. Prep continues on Ghost in the Machine. Ken Girotti, who will be directing GitM, also finishes up his director's cut of Broken Ties, which means I`ll be heading over to
editing later in the week. Carl put out a first draft of Tracker late Wednesday so we should have notes for him first thing Tuesday morning. Or maybe third thing Wednesday afternoon. Paul is in editing, working on The Seed. Marty G. continues work on the still-unnamed mis-season two-parter, while Alan continues work on the Teyla-centric The Queen. The second round of network and studio notes should be coming my way on Whispers. And I'll continue my leisurely meditations on episode 16. Oh, and start planning my chocolate party.


Battlestar Galactica - The SciFi Guys: Interview with composer Bear McCreary Wed Mar 26 '08

From The SciFi Guys:

After months of waiting, the eagerly anticipated fourth season of Battlestar Galactica is almost upon us and to celebrate The Sci Fi Guys are bringing listeners a series of Battlestar interviews designed to wet your appetite for the new season, starting first with the man responsible for the unique score for the series, Bear McCreary!

In this exclusive interview (Part one airs this week followed by part two on 2nd April), Bear discusses his work on the upcoming season of the show as well as how he creates his unique scores and what influenced him to become a composer.

Add to that the announcement courtesy of our friends at Universal Playback and, of the first winners (As selected by our celebrity judges, Chris Gauthier and Vanya Asher, who play Vincent and Lucas on the series) of the A Town Called Eureka Season 1 DVD competition (To enter email or competitions [at] your idea for a character for the show) and this is once again sure to be a show to remember.

The fun starts at 8pm this Wednesday from and will also include all the latest news and discussions on everything from Sci Fi to Cult TV and movies. In the meantime don’t forget to check out the forums for all the latest DTRN news and off air discussion.

Michael Shanks - Outer Limits episode, 'The Manifest Destiny'

Battlestar Galactica - Interview with SciFi Channel's Dave Howe

From Jack

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Sci Fi Channel President Dave Howe: Lunch at Michael's (But at A Voce)

Dave Howe

By Ed Martin


It is a measure of the success of Sci Fi Channel that the season premiere of its signature series Battlestar Galactica on April 4 is stirring the kind of media interest and Internet buzz generally reserved for the biggest broadcast shows or blockbuster motion pictures.

What's behind the burgeoning enthusiasm for this show by viewers and critics alike, especially given the unusual history of the Galactica franchise, which began 30 years ago this September as a prime time series on ABC that was too cheesy to be believed, even amid the disco music and leisure suits of the Seventies? The new and vastly improved Galactica “is about characters and issues we can all relate to, whether it's religious fundamentalism or genocide or internal conflict within the confines of a community,” Sci Fi Channel president Dave Howe told Jack Myers and myself last week over lunch at midtown Manhattan restaurant A Voce.

“There are a lot of things in it that have nothing to do with science fiction and everything to do with human nature and human relationships and the struggle for survival,” Howe explained. “What's great about Galactica is it transcends the genre, irrespective of whether you really enjoy science fiction fantasy. It functions at a level that makes the trappings of science fiction irrelevant. It's a very intense, emotional character drama. The show tackles those everyday themes that we're all living through now.”

The first ten episodes of Galactica's fourth and final season will play out in April, May and June. ( will stream the season premiere at 12 p.m. ET on April 4, nine hours before its television debut.) “We haven't decided yet where we'll schedule the final ten,” Howe said. “It could be later this year or very early in 2009.”


Trailer - Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Channel: Season 5 Mini-Marathon Wed Mar 26 '08

The SciFi Channel has scheduled a Stargate SG-1 season five mini-marathon on Wednesday, March 26 '08.

8:00A EXODUS - Guest stars include: Carmen Argenziano (Jacob/Selmak), Peter Wingfield (Tanith), and Peter Williams (Apophis)

9:00A ENEMIES - Guest stars include: Carmen Argenziano (Jacob/Selmak), and Peter Williams (Apophis)

10:00A THRESHOLD - Guest stars include: Tony Amendola (Bra'tac), Brook Parker (Drey'auc), Peter Williams (Apophis), and David Lovgren (Va'lar)

11:00A ASCENSION - Guest stars include: Sean Patrick Flanery (Orlin), John de Lancie (Colonel Simmons), and Eric Breker (Reynolds)

12:00P THE FIFTH MAN - Guest stars include: Dion Johnstone (Tyler), Gary Jones (Technician), and John de Lancie (Colonel Frank Simmons)

1:00P RED SKY - Guest stars include: Fred Applegate (Elrad), and John Prosky (Malchus)

2:00P THE RITE OF PASSAGE - Guest stars include: Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser), Colleen Rennison (Cassandra), and Jacqueline Samuda (Nirrti)

3:00P BEAST OF BURDEN - Guest stars include: Larry Drake (Burrock), Dion Johnstone (Chaka), and Alex Zahara (Shy One)

(Photos courtesy of GateWorld)

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Weekly: Interviews with Helfer/Bamber/Eick/Sackhoff

From SciFi Weekly:

(Please follow the link for the complete interviews.)


March 24, 2008

Tricia Helfer, Jamie Bamber, Katee Sackhoff and David Eick discuss the beginning of the end of Battlestar Galactica

By Ian Spelling

Battlestar Galactica will end its glorious, award-laden four-year run sometime in 2009, and SCI FI Channel will kick off the first half of the show's final season on April 4 with the season opener, "He That Believeth in Me." The entire cast and executive producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore were on hand on March 18 in New York City for SCI FI Channel's 2008 upfront presentation to advertisers, and SCI FI Weekly was there, too.

The following is the first in a two-part series of interviews, and here Eick, Tricia Helfer, Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff preview season four, discuss what they'd like to see for the show and their respective characters as the show winds down and look to the future, a future without Battlestar Galactica. In the next installment, expect to hear from Moore, Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell.

A brief excerpt:

Q: Jamie Bamber, how excited are you to get back on set and finish what you started with the original Battlestar Galactica miniseries?

Bamber: "I have only read one of the final nine scripts, so I'm just aching to find out what happens in this story. It's like this big book you've been reading for five years and finally we get to the end in the last few pages. So, yeah, it's very exciting."

Q: What can you tell us about the direction of season four?

Bamber: "Based on what we've already shot, you're going to see these new Cylons who've discovered they're Cylons trying to figure out what the hell they're doing and why they are where they are and what's going on. That's kind of a microcosm for what everyone is doing, basically trying to figure what they hell they're doing alive, breathing, wandering through space. It's pretty riveting space.

There's no fluff. There's no stand-alone episodes. It's one big, tight arc. No fat, all muscle. All sinew and great storytelling."