Monday, April 14, 2008

Stargate Worlds: Unlock the Gate winner visits Cheyenne

From Stargate Worlds:

Unlock the Gate winner visits Cheyenne

Apr 14, 2008 ~ Activities

The winner of the Unlock the Gate competition visited the Stargate Worlds development studios at Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment today!

Dennis Allen of Northern California spent the entire day rubbing elbows with the men and women developing the upcoming MMORPG. He received SGW gear, an exclusive look at the latest artwork, saw worlds being built, had lunch with the department heads, and even got to play in a starting zone of the game!

SCI FI Channel [NOTE: it was a MGM Stargate contest] ran the Unlock the Gate contest during the second half of Stargate Atlantis Season Four, from January 4 to March 7, 2008. Dennis beat over 130,000 entrants to win the visit the studio!

Stay tuned to for more information about the visit, including Dennis' very own video podcast!

Michael Weatherly - Video: The Crow: Stairway to Heaven - 'A Gathering Storm'

Courtesy of HULU, The Crow: Stairway to Heaven's final episode, 'A Gathering Storm,' starring Mark Dacascos and Katie Stuart. Guest stars include Michael Weatherly, Jerry Wasserman and Kirsten Williamson.

The leader of the Lazarus Group plans to subvert The Crow and thus destroy Draven in the process.

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Apr 14 '08 - NEW Video Clip!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for April 14, 2008:

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April 14, 2008: F. Paul Wilson's The Keep


Today's video: From the set of Search and Rescue [21 seconds of video]. Click on the link or scroll down and watch it [embedded at the site] -¤t=OnthesetofSearchandRescue.flv

Today's mailbag -

Labellementeuse writes: "I've heard rumblings that the all-woman gate team will first be met on a survey on a planet accompanied by John (even though there's already military on the team) and Carson (even though there's already a doctor on the team.) This can't be right! Surely John and Carson show up after something particularly in
Carson's field was found, and John tagged along because he was bored? I know you wouldn't want to imply that the all-girl team needs male supervision, as the rumours I've heard imply.

Equally, I'm sure you didn't consider introducing the all-female team in one episode, only to kill a bunch of them (here, have an all girl team - haha, sorry, we killed them!) Or in a horror episode so that you can have lots of screaming women running around to conform to the genre's worst stereotypes. Right?"

Answer: Right. So I assume if John and Carson show up after something, oh, particular in Carson's field was found, and John simply tagged along, and we actually offer up an explanation for the atypical all-female team, and don't have them running around to conform to the genre's worst stereotype but present them as strong, level-headed individuals - then I'm sure that when the episode finally airs and all of the criticism proves unfounded, the production offices will be inundated with letters of apology from the pre-emptive critics out there.

Zona writes: "I just realized that in your shots from `Ghost in the Machine' Ronon still has his signature dreadlocks. Did the plan for them to go in `Broken Ties' change or is it simple a case of things still being shot out of sequence?"

Answer: After much discussion it was decided that while Jason could lose his dreads, the character of Ronon would be keeping his.

Thornyrose writes: "If you're reached the prep stage for Whispers, does that mean filming starts next week?"

Answer: Yep. Next Tuesday.


Moms2398 writes: "Any word on when R.C. [Robert C. Cooper for Stargate: The Ark of Truth] will be guest blogging?"

Answer: Not yet.

Me So Lovely: The Show

From Me So Lovely: The Show website:

“Me So Lovely: The Show!”

Live in Toronto at the Workman Arts Theatre: August 8,9,10 2008

~ Special Preview Performance August 7, 2008

From a cast and crew spanning more than seven international countries - London UK, Scotland, Australia, Canada, USA and beyond and an associate producer of the 2007 Toronto production of “The Vagina Monologues”, comes a totally original world premier show.

Join us in a celebration of the Human Spirit. Rally against the social stereotypes surrounding personal self-worth and physical self-esteem.

100% the show’s profit is designated to benefit Plan Canada “Because I’m A Girl” and the National Eating Disorder Information Centre of Canada (NEDIC).

We are a gender-less, class-less, race-less, unified family from all over the globe.

We believe in the greatness of the human community.

We believe in the power of communication.

We believe there is no limit to what can be accomplished when like-minded Human spirits unite in friendship to redefine the status quo.

NEDIC National Eating Disorder Information Centre of Canada

PLAN Canada ("Because I'm A Girl"

Alien Nation - SF Universe: Win the Alien Nation Movie Collection on DVD!

From SF Universe:

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Win the Alien Nation Movie Collection on DVD!

by Cynthia on April 14th, 2008

Continuing where the television series left off, Matt Sikes and George Francisco are an unlikely team of detectives who solve crime and moderate human and alien Newcomer activity in this collection of Alien Nation movies that debuted on television. These five movies really help close the loop on the series as you watch the Francisco children grow-up, Matt and Kathy define their relationship, and wait until you see what happens when a ship comes to earth to collect the missing slaves.

The movies are a perfect extension of this excellent TV series. They’re full of action, emotion and fun. Scifi is at its best when it’s used to point out the troubles of the real world and nobody did that better than Alien Nation.

Want to win The Alien Nation: Ultimate Movie Collection? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post [at the link above].

RULES: US Only. Contest ends Friday, April 18 at midnight PST. Good luck.

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett's Blog Update Apr 14 '08 - NEW Bark of Truth Video

From David Hewlett's "A Dog's Breakfast" blog update for April 14, 2008:

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Shrine Monday!

Written by dgeek

Monday, 14 April 2008

Yes Monday AM and I'm blogging...had time to learn a few days worth of lines on the weekend...what a civilized way to start the week!

Needed on set now, so forgive any mistakes below!

Today we begin a new episode, Brad Wright's "The Shrine"...the one I'm so excited about. Kate is here acting up a storm and asking hundreds of irritating questions and generally trying to make people think she's nicer than me...bring it on sinister sibling! We've got Jewel back from her adventures in Australia and she's in fine form, having already had me in stitches a few times and we haven't even shot anything yet?! Jason and Rachel are playing the comedy duo...certainly in the scene we've just shot anyway. I think we should just cave and make Stargate Atlantis an all out many good jokes going to waste off camera...hmmm. Speaking of which, we're hoping to hear word on the latest "Starcrossed" synopsis some time soon...this week maybe? Finger crossed for Starcrossed! Things move so much slower when you're working in the big leagues. It's so much quicker when you're doing it all yourself...but then again, you also have to pay for everything bring it on SciFi!


And finally, yet more Bark of Truth brilliance from you wonderful squirrels! I love how this one plays with the taglines...Thank you FL1PP1INHECK!

(Bark of Truth video embedded at the link above.)

Stargate Atlantis / Universe - TV Squad: All-female recon team

From TV Squad:

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Stargate News: All-female recon team, deBoer guests on Atlantis, Universe shapes up

Posted Apr 14th 2008 8:24PM by Richard Keller

A few items of interest in the Stargate galaxyA few items of interest this month in the world of Stargate. First, it has been revealed that Nicole de Boer has been cast in an upcoming episode of Stargate Atlantis. Boer, who played Ezri Dax on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Sarah Bannerman on The Dead Zone, will play Dr. Alison Porter in an upcoming episode of the fifth season. Porter will be a "cute nerd" (are there any others) who strikes up a friendship with the guest-starring Carson Beckett.

While we are on the subject of the female sex (get your mind out of the gutter, son) further information has been revealed about the first all-woman recon team on Atlantis. The team will be led by Captain Alicia Vega, portrayed by actress Leela Savasta. Vega will appear during the show's season premiere as a new addition to the city's military contingent and may be a recurring character. Joining Vega on the all-woman recon team will be Janina Gavankar as Sergeant Dusty Mehra and Christina Cox (who has been on Stargate as another character) as Major Anne Teldy.


Stargate: Continuum / Atlantis - San Diego's Comic Con 2008 - Download FREE Magazine

From Comic Con:

The San Diego Comic Con is scheduled for July 24-27 2008. Both Stargate: Continuum and Stargate Atlantis will have panels at Comic Con.

Download link for FREE 52-page Comic Con Magazine:

You may also ask for a FREE print copy by e-mail:


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The Simpsons: Video - 'Papa Don't Leech'

Courtesy of HULU, The Simpsons' 'Papa Don't Leech,' with guest voices: Beverly D'Angelo and the Dixie Chicks.

When Mayor Quimby realizes Springfield has gone broke, Homer suggests they feign a natural disaster to obtain relief funds from the federal government.

Battlestar Galactica - NEW Photos - 'The Road Less Traveled'

Publicity photos from the NEW Battlestar Galactica episode, 'The Road Less Traveled," which airs on the SciFi Channel (US) on Friday, May 2 '08.

Brendan 'Hot Dog' Costanza (Bodie Olmos)

Kara Thrace/Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff) and Karl "Helo" Agathon (Tahmoh Penikett)