Friday, April 18, 2008

Stargate: Continuum - GateWorld: Stargate: Continuum trailer premiering Monday!

From GateWorld:

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Stargate: Continuum trailer premiering Monday!


The long-awaited trailer for the upcoming DVD movie makes its online premiere April 21 -- right here at GateWorld!

Stargate: Continuum / Atlantis - Contest to San Diego's Comic Con 2008



Be part of the biggest event of the summer and enter the SCI FI 2008 Comic-Con Fly Away Sweepstakes! One winner will receive a trip for two to Comic-Con International, including free weekend passes, round-trip airfare and a three-night stay in San Diego.

Contest begins on April 18, 2008, at 9:00:00 A.M. and ends on June 1, 2008, at 10:59:59 P.M.

[NOTE: Both Stargate: Continuum and Stargate Atlantis will have panels at this year's Comic-Con.]

You MUST be:

Open only to permanent, legal U.S. residents who are physically located in the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia and who are eighteen (18) years of age or older and age of majority in their state of residence as of the start of the Sweepstakes Period.

For the complete official rules:

You may enter online at:

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Text FLYAWAY to 72434

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All new episodes of Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica premiere every Friday on SCI FI. Now Comic Con fans can be the first to catch the latest adventure. Join SCI FI for an exclusive preview screening of Friday night's episodes.

Attendees will receive The Stranded mini-comic.

Last year, Battlestar Galactica took New York by storm for its first ever Comic Con panel. But that was just the beginning. Join fans from around the world as the series critics hail Battlestar as a "fan-frakking-tastic" show on television," (Entertainment Weekly) returns to the Con for its 2nd annual appearance.
Panelists: Michael Hogan (Colonel Tigh), Michael Trucco (Samuel T. Anders), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster)

Moderator: Marc Bernardin ( Entertainment Weekly)

Room 1E12-1E14
This year, Comic Con gets a little more paranormal. Catch Josh Gates from Destination Truth as he moderates the first ever Ghost Hunters panel discussion with Jason and Grant. What you'll hear is real - and scary.
Panelists: Jason Hawes (Ghost Hunters), Grant Wilson (Ghost Hunters)

Moderator: Josh Gates (Destination Truth)

Stargate: Continuum - NEW Publicity Stills Apr 18 '08

With many thanks to Andreas at GateWorld Forum for these MGM publicity stills from Stargate: Continuum:

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Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder), Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping), Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks)

Qetesh/Vala (Claudia Black)

Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson) and Sam Carter

The Goa'uld -- [EDIT: Apr 29 '08 - GateWorld has identified this Goa'uld as Ra (Jay Williams)], Camulus (Steve Bacic), Lord Yu (Vincent Crestejo), Cronus (Ron Halder), Nirrti (Jacqueline Samuda), Ba'al (Cliff Simon), Qetesh/Vala and Teal'c (Christopher Judge) and various assorted Jaffa.

Stargate: Continuum will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 29, 2008.

From a MGM press release:

"While SG-1 attends the execution of Baal, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords, Teal'c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities what's happened, a fleet of Goa'uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Baal, his queen, Katesh (Vala), and his first prime, Teal'c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the Goa'uld."

Battlestar Galactica - TV Guide Online: Will Battlestar Battle for an Emmy?

From TV Guide Online's Ask Matt Column:

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Ask Matt

Matt Roush

Friday, April 18, 2008

Will Battlestar Battle for an Emmy?

Question: Do you think that, in a season so utterly frakked up by the writer's strike, the Emmy voters might finally change channels over to Sci Fi and watch Battlestar Galactica? Of course, the season is only two episodes deep at this point, and one would have to be living in a fantasy land to think the voters would actually bring due celebration to this show, but these two episodes have been as good as anything the cast and crew have done so far. I'm particularly struck by "Six of One" and the performances of Katee Sackhoff and the irreplaceable Mary McConnell. Do you think the continuity of shows like BSG take away their chances at major awards? I've seen every episode, which qualifies me to recognize how fantastic these two actors (and the rest of the cast) have been so far, but it also puts me at the advantage of having four years of context to draw from that the voters likely would not. The awards-show success of series like 24, Lost and to a much lesser extent The Shield, make me think there is hope that dramas that use complex continuous story arcs have hope for that kind of recognition, yet I still can't see it happening. Please tell me I'm wrong. — Adam S.

Matt Roush: You're not wrong, but it's not an altogether hopeless battle for attention. Battlestar Galactica not only has the disadvantage of a dense and mystifying mythology, but its title and genre also work against it getting serious consideration among the more mainstream dramas. And yet it did get writing and direction nominations a year ago, which is pretty significant. Keep in mind that while Lost won for best drama for its first season and The Shield also broke through in its first season with a win for Michael Chiklis and writing and directing nominations, it gets tougher for these shows to be recognized the longer they stay on the air and their storylines become more challenging for the non-hooked to follow and appreciate. Lost and some of its stars still get recognition, but it hasn't been nominated for best drama since its first-year win. (24 is in a somewhat different situation since it starts somewhat from scratch each season with a new adventure, albeit with baggage from past years.) But you're right in one respect. Anyone watching the emotional workout Katee Sackhoff went through last week in particular would have to think she'd be Emmy bait if she were doing this work on HBO or on a more accessible franchise drama. As if I've often said, if you look to the Emmys for validation, you're going to be cruelly disappointed.