Monday, April 7, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Wire: Goldsmith Talks Stargate DVD Scores

From SciFi Wire:

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12:00 AM, 08-APRIL-08

Goldsmith Talks Stargate DVD Scores

Joel Goldsmith, the longstanding composer for SCI FI Channel's original series Stargate SG-1, told SCI FI Wire that he used different approaches to creating the scores for the two feature-length Stargate movies arriving on DVD.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth, now in stores, used some of the themes Goldsmith set up in the series for the Ori and the Replicators, while the upcoming Stargate: Continuum allowed him to be more expansive in his approach.

"First of all, I could use a symphony orchestra rather than electronics that simulate an orchestra," said Goldsmith, who worked on SG-1 starting with the pilot in 1997. "And because the Ark movie wrapped up some of the stories so well, I reached for a few of the familiar themes from the Ori and Replicators and then created different situations and new themes for Teal'c. Of course, everything was more cinematic."


Continuum, which arrives on DVD in July, is more of a stand-alone film, Goldsmith said. "It is a great, old-fashioned SG-1 film," he said. "It is more retro-Stargate, and, without giving away too much, it's going back to some more things from the past."

Meanwhile, Goldsmith continues working on the spinoff series Stargate Atlantis. "This will be a fantastic season," he said. "People will be really happy with it. They did a great job."

--Mike Szymanski


The soundtrack for Stargate: Ark of Truth is available for purchase at the Joel Goldsmith website, Free Clyde:

Stargate SG-1 - FREE Downloads on select episodes from Amazon!

From the Amazon Screening Room Blog:

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Free Downloads: Our Stargate Favorites

5:50 PM PDT, April 7, 2008

The Stargate experience -- about interplanetary journeys made possible by cool, circular portals and liquid f/x -- started as a movie. Then it became a series that hopped from one network to another and didn't necessarily look like one of sci-fi's icons in the making ... except to its legions of fans. The show's landmark, 10-year run produced a spinoff (Stargate Atlantis), books, and the usual pop culture footprints, including episodes people still talk about.

Here are three of our favorites -- free, for a limited time:

The Torment of Tantalus
(season 1, episode 10): A vital chapter in the secret history of the Stargate on Earth is revealed, as we meet a man who went through the gate in 1945 -- and never made it back. The team finds him, and, maybe, the secrets of the universe. And yeah, that's Paul McGillion (later seen in Stargate Atlantis) starring the flashback sequence.

Window of Opportunity
(season 4, episode 6): Stargate gets all Groundhog Day on itself with an episode where two characters find themselves reliving the same few hours -- and doing some pretty wacky stuff (including gate-golfing). I'll put it this way: It's a fan favorite for a reason.

The Lost City, Parts 1 & 2 (season 7, episodes 21 & 22): The two "Lost City" episodes were originally intended to be a second Stargate movie, and a conclusion to the series and the ambition shows. It ended up as the seventh-season finale and launch pad for Stargate Atlantis.

Battlestar Galactica - Tricia Helfer guests on Jay Leno Apr 11

Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer guest stars on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday April 11 on NBC (check your local listings for the time.)

The other guests include William Shatner and Ryan Bingham.

Also, Tricia will be appearing on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday April 14 on CBS (check your local listings for the time.) The other guests include John Waters and Daniel Lanois.

Hugh Jackman / Ewan McGregor - Video: Trailer for 'Deception'

Battlestar Galactica - Publicity Stills from 'Escape Velocity'

Publicity stills from the NEW Battlestar Galactica fourth season episode, 'Escape Velocity,' airing Friday, April 25 '08 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Episode guest stars Leela Savasta as Tracey Anne (Stargate Atlantis' Capt. Alicia Vega -- NEW character in season five premiering in July '08 on the SciFi Channel.)

Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos) and President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell)

Former Vice President Gaius Baltar (James Callis)

Battlestar Galactica's 'Six of One' airs Friday April 11 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Sanctuary / Amanda Tapping - Digital Spy (UK): ITV seeks Sanctuary

From Digital Spy (UK):

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ITV4 gets new stylised US sci-fi series

Monday, April 7 2008, 14:51 BST

By Dave West, Media Correspondent

ITV4 is to air a new stylised sci-fi series from the makers of Stargate SG-1.

Sanctuary uses live-action actors with green-screen shooting and CGI to create a graphic novel feel along the lines of movie Sin City.

A 13-part series is in production for the Sci Fi Channel in the US.

Dave Fewings, ITV4 channel editor, said it would go to air in the UK later this year. He said: "Coming from the team behind Stargate and starring Amanda Tapping (Stargate), Sanctuary couldn't have a better sci-fi pedigree. It's absolutely at the cutting edge of the genre."


• Visit the official Santuary web site


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Monday, 7 April 2008

ITV seeks Sanctuary

Trade magazine Broadcast reports ITV4 has secured broadcasting rights to the first season of Sanctuary, a new show starring Stargate-SG1 and Stargate: Atlantis star Amanda Tapping, which started life recently as Internet webisodes. The 20-minute web pilot gained more than 500,000 online viewers on debut.

The show centres on the dangers caused by genetic mishaps and, perhaps, deliberately engineered genetic versions of “humanity”, a darker side to the evolution of mankind which has let monsters loose in the world -- but may be the key to the future of our race.

Each webisode of Sanctuary follows the exploits of Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis) as she seeks out all manner of terrifying and monstrous creatures.

Also in the cast are Dawson's Creek actor Robin Dunne who plays reluctant protege Will Zimmerman and Emilie Ullerup, (seen in Battlestar Galactica), who plays Helen's intrepid, if somewhat reckless, daughter Ashley. Together they are drawn into a frightening and mysterious world populated by beings that defy explanation.


• Visit the official Santuary web site

Medium - SciFi Talk: Audio Interview Patricia/Rosanna Arquette

From SciFi Talk:

Mon, 7 April 2008

Medium - Lady Killer Preview

A look at the episode where an older woman kills young men after seducing them. The interesting note is the killer is played by Patricia Arquette's real life sister, Rosanna Arquette. You'll hear from the ladies plus David Cubitt who returns as Det. Scanlan. There's a bonus, the audio trailer for Prom Night. Special thanks to NBC, Sony Pictures and for supplying audio. Music is by Victor Stellar.

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The Simpsons: Video - "Funeral for a Friend'

Kelsey Grammer guest-voices as the infamous Sideshow Bob, David Hyde Pierce as Sideshow Bob's dubious brother Cecil Terwilliger, and John Mahoney as their father, Mr. Terwilliger.

Mark Dacascos - Video - The Crow: Stairway to Heaven - 'It's a Wonderful Death'