Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Amazon Screening Room: Grace Park Audio Interview

From Amazon Screening Room:

Grace Park Audio Interview

A brief interview transcript:

Park checked in from Vancouver, B.C., where the show's final episodes are now being filmed now.

How did people feel when work on the final season began?

GP: "For some people it was relief, for some people it was a kind of pre-emptive nostalgia. I'd say I fall into that last camp. Certainly we would look at certain sets and say "Is this the last time I'm going to be in this area. Sometimes that would be "thank goodness!" That cylon rebirthing is really not fun. No one really wants to be reborn."

Why goodbye is really goodbye:

GP: "We're not going to do a movie. Once it's done, it's done. Especially since they're going ahead (with the prequel Caprica) and casting, there's other things ahead for Battlestar, and it's actually kind of going backwards in time. But none of us has seen the last episode so who knows?"

On the Battlestar "family":

GP: "Working on this show is a way to have friends without trying. You keep seeing each other for hours every day and you eat together and you joke around together and you work together and you cry together. So, you get to bond with each other. And you don't even have to call each other because two days later you get together again. Or a week later, or a season later. And we do try to include each other somewhat in our lives, but people get busy, people get flaky, people do their thing. So I'm going to take these last nine episodes to really cement my friendships."

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Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Channel Australia: Christopher Judge in Australia

From SciFi Channel Australia's SciFi Pi:

Stargate's Christopher Judge Coming To Australia Next Week!

Wednesday, April 16

by Captain

Christopher Judge, who plays the perennially popular Teal'c on Stargate, will be coming to Australia as part of a whirlwind tour. Large than life in person, a practical joker, and mortally afraid of polar bears, he'll be signing autographs and chatting with fans in Sydney on the 22nd and Melbourne on the 23rd of April.

He will be joined by Gary Graham, who played that ever-so-superior Vulcan ambassador Soval from Star Trek : Enterprise, and also Matt Sikes from classic flick, Alien Nation.

Here are the details:


An Evening with Chris Judge

Culture Shock Events are pleased to be able to announce a very special evening event with one of the stars of Stargate SG-1 Chris Judge. In association with Armageddon Chris will be in Australia for two shows in Sydney and Melbourne. This is Chris' first visit to Australia since the early seasons of Stargate SG-1. As this is a fly in and out visit it will be run mid week in both cities.

DATE: Tuesday, April 22
LOCATION: Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club, John Street, Lidcombe
TIME: 6:00pm
COST: $60.00 (FSF Members)
$70.00 (non members)
VIP $110.00 - includes seating in front two rows, 1 hour meet and greet with Chris before the show (including drinks and nibblies)

Click Culture Shock Events for details.

Teal'c from Stargate: Continuum


First Contact Conventions presents "From Jaffa To Human"- An Evening with Chris Judge

Date: Wednesday, April 23, in Melbourne.
Location: Telstra Conference Centre
Cost: All Tickets $70

Click First Contact Conventions for more info.

Tealc from Stargate: Continuum

New Amsterdam - Video: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Interview

Courtesy of HULU and 411 Mania:

Want to know what it's like to live for 100 years? Then check out the Hollywood 411 interview with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, star of the new Fox hit NEW AMSTERDAM.

Battlestar Galactica: "Battlestar" composer gets geeks off the couch

From Reuters Canada:

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"Battlestar" composer gets geeks off the couch

Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:35am EDT

By Ann Donahue

LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - With the advent of the fourth and final season of "Battlestar Galactica" on the Sci Fi Channel, there has been much bewailing and bemoaning about the lack of attention the show receives on some fronts.

Although the April 4 season premiere attracted more than 2 million viewers -- 40% more than the Season 3 finale -- the critical acclaim for "Battlestar Galactica" has never quite translated into stellar ratings.

That's the textbook definition of a cult show, the kind of program where you know you've found a fellow fan if they happen to drop the term "frakkin' toaster" into casual conversation. And though events tied to sci-fi shows might carry the imprimatur of geekdom and just-go-kiss-a-girl-already conventions, one of the duties of a cult show is to provide fodder for the cultists.

On Tuesday night, an overflow crowd gathered at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood to hear a concert conducted by Bear McCreary, the composer for "Battlestar Galactica." It was the second concert of the week, after a similar sold-out show Sunday night -- and a sign that such functions legitimately draw fans off the couch and out of the house.

McCreary's score is fully deserving of the fame, with its intense percussive mix of taiko drums and ethereal woodwinds. He also has one of the best blogs in the business ( It's a fascinating look at the process of making music for film and television and the care he takes with aligning the score with the twists and turns of each character's plot lines.


McCreary was introduced by actress Kandyse McClure, who plays Petty Officer Dualla, to cries of "Damn! You're beautiful!" from the audience. "You guys are sweet," she replied. "I love sci-fi fans."

After all, music can even soothe the most savage Cylon.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

Video: Speed Racer Featurette

Battlestar Galactica: HypaSpace Podcast:: Grace Park Audio Interview

From Canada's Space Channel:

HypaSpace Podcast:

April 11- BSG actress Grace Park, Young X-Men artist Yanick Paquette, and Klingon linguist Marc Okrand are interviewed. Host Mark Askwith is joined by Natasha Eloi, plus out-takes from the Battlestar Galactica forum.

Stargate / Sanctuary - Starburst Magazine # 362 - Amanda Tapping Interview

From Visimag:

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Starburst #362, May 2008
(Reference #362)
Now Available

132 pages of Sci-Fi Entertainment!

Amanda Tapping: We grill the first lady of Sci-Fi on all things Stargate and her new series Sanctuary

Reviews: DVDs
* Stargate: The Ark of Truth (3/3)

Reviews: Tie-ins
* Stargate SG-1
Gift of the Gods (3)

Reviews: TV
* Stargate Atlantis Season 4
D20 The Last Man (4)

Iron Man Exclusive
• Star Robert Downey Jr on playing the eponymous hero
• Game producer Kevin Boyle gives us all the insider info

Prom Night Star Brittany Snow helps us get all the facts straight about this upcoming scare-fest

Star Trek 11 Exclusive Actor Simon Pegg on landing the part of Scotty

Doctor Who (2000s) Special Picture Feature! We grab stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate with writer/exec producer Russell T Davies for a chinwag on what to expect in Season Four


Go to Web edition

Price: $7.99

Video: The Andromeda Strain - Benjamin Bratt, Daniel Dae Kim

From A&E TV:

Ridley Scott and Tony Scott Present:

The Andromeda Strain

Based on the novel by Michael Crichton.

Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Eric McCormack, Andre Braugher, Rick Schroder, Viola Davis and Daniel Dae Kim.

Airs Memorial Day (May 26) at 9pm on A&E TV.

Video: MGM Stargate: Lt. Col. John Sheppard - Joe Flanigan

Stargate Atlantis / SG-1 - Diamond Select Toys: Action Figures

From the Diamond Select Toys e-mail newsletter E-Spectrum No. 66:

Sneak Peek at New Stargate Atlantis Figures!

The third assortment of Stargate Atlantis action figures is currently in development and will be on display throughout the weekend at this year's New York Comic Con. So take a break from your convention planning and check out this sneak peek debut of the all-new Previews Exclusive Ronon Dex! Sculpted by Jean St. Jean Studios, both Ronon and the Wraith Drone will be available for viewing during the show, but you'll have to wait just a bit longer for the full debut.


DST On The Road!

Want to meet up with DST? We'll be showing off our latest prototypes and exclusives at these shows so be sure to stop by and check it out!

New York Comic Con: April 18-20

Wizard World Philadelphia: May 30 - June 1


Top 5 Store Items

1. BSG Series 1 Anders Exclusive Figure
2. Star Trek TOS Communicator
3. BSG Series 1 Chief Tyrol Exclusive Figure

4. Stargate SG-1 Series 4 Desert Combat O'Neill

Add the Desert Combat O'Neill to your team and also receive pieces of the robotic M.A.L.P.! Other accessories include a P90, Zat Gun, walkie talkie and G.D.O.

5. Stargate SG-1 Series 4 Desert Combat Carter

Add the Desert Combat Carter to your team and also receive a Goa'uld Transport Ring! Other accessories include a Zat Gun, "Carter Special" weapon and Naquedah reactor.


Top 5 Pre-Order Items

1. BSG Mark II Viper Statue
2. Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Replica
3. BSG Cylon Bust
4. Silence of the Lambs Minimates Box Set
5. Stargate SG-1 Jack O'Neil 12" Cloth Figure

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: 'The Shrine' is a character study

From GateWorld:

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'The Shrine' is a character study


EXCLUSIVE: Actor David Hewlett and writer Brad Wright reveal one of Season Five's most anticipated episodes.

A brief excerpt:

Cameras are rolling this week on "The Shrine," the sixth episode of Stargate Atlantis's fifth season (formerly titled "The Shrine of Talus"). Written by series co-creator Brad Wright, the episode promises to be a dramatic episode that is heavy with emotion and character moments.

In new interviews with GateWorld, Wright and Atlantis co-star David Hewlett ("Rodney McKay") revealed details about the story and the impact it is sure to have.


Stargate: Continuum - GateWorld: Continuum on Blu-ray, DVD July 29

From GateWorld:

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Continuum on Blu-ray, DVD July 29


Stargate: Continuum will see a Blu-ray release alongside the DVD when the movie arrives in North America.

A brief excerpt:

Stargate: Continuum will see a Blu-ray release alongside the DVD when the movie arrives in North America on Tuesday, July 29, FOX Home Entertainment will announce today.

While we've had the official DVD release date for a few weeks now (story), this is the first official confirmation that Continuum will be the Stargate television franchise's first leap to the next-generation, high-definition format. (The 1994 feature film is already on Blu-ray from Lion's Gate.)

Video: Stargate: Continuum - Behind the Scenes from MGM Stargate