Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Invisible Man - Video: "Tiresias'

Courtesy of HULU, The Invisible Man's 'Tiresias,' starring Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones and Michael McCafferty. With guest stars including William Bassett, Kathleen Dennehy and Robert Romanus.

Darien and Hobbes go after a phony spiritualist who gets a perverse thrill out of convincing his clients to kill themselves.

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Hobby: Season 3 Trading Cards

From SciFi Hobby:


Season 3 Trading Cards

Winner of the prestigious Peabody award for distinguished achievement in television, Battlestar Galactica continues to draw rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Relive the action, the drama, the struggles and the victories of this critically acclaimed show with Rittenhouse Archive's Battlestar Galactica Season Three trading cards. Each box will contain TWO Autograph Cards and ONE Costume Card as well as at least one 63-card set covering all 20 episodes from the third season.

Rittenhouse Archives has pulled out all of the stop to acquire signatures from the entire cast.

• Katee Sackoff as Kara Thrace
• Jamie Bamber as Lee Adama
• Grace Park as Sharon
• Michael Hogan as Saul Tigh
• Michelle Forbes as Admiral Helena Cain
• Luciana Carro as 'Kat'
• Rick Worthy as Simon
• Bill Duke as Phelan
• Susan Hogan as Captain Franks
• James Callis as Gaius Baltar
• Mary McDonnell as Laura Roslin
• Bruce Davison as Dr. Mike Robert
• Jennifer Halley as Diana Seelix
• Mark Sheppard as Romo Lampkin
• Gabrielle Rose as Mrs. King
• Christian Tessier as Tucker 'Duck' Clellan
• Alisen Down as Jean Barolay
• Amanda Plummer as Oracle

In addition to autograph cards, each box will contain one costume card from major characters including Number Six, D'anna Biers, Samuel Anders, Karl "Helo" Agathon, Sharon Valerii and Simon.

As an added bonus, for every 2 cases purchased you will receive an autograph costume card signed by Tricia Helfer as Number Six and for every 6 cases purchased you will receive an autograph card signed by Edward James Olmos as William Adama.

For additional details on this exciting set, visit the Battlestar Galactica Season 3 section of our website.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos - Paul McGillion, Christina Cox

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for April 23, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. Full-sized, higher-resolution of photos from Stargate Atlantis' season five production of "Whispers," including Paul McGillion, Christina Cox and more at the link above!)

Dr. Carson Becket (Paul McGillion)

April 23, 2008: Whispers, Day 1

Our guest cast rolled in on Monday for their costume fittings. Then, after lunch, Christina, Nicole, and Janina headed over to Stage 3 where they attended Gun School. Following a brief tutorial by Stargate armorer Rob Fournier, they donned safety glasses, ear protection, and were then put through the paces: pivoting, reloading, and firing. To anyone wondering, the fourth member of the team, Leela, was skipped the lesson, having already received a crash course in the season premiere, Search and Rescue.


Sgt. Dusty Mehra (Janina Gavankar)

Maj. Anne Teldy (Christina Cox)

Maj. Anne Teldy, Sgt. Dusty Mehra, Dr. Alison Porter (Nicole de Boer)

Battlestar Galactica - Publicity Stills from 'Faith'

Publicity stills from the new Battlestar Galactica episode, 'Faith,' airing Friday, May 9 on the SciFi Channel (US).

Natalie (Tricia Helfer)

Sharon Valeri/Boomer/Athena (Grace Park)

Kara Thrace/Starbuck (Katee Sackhoff)

Babylon 5 - Video: 'The Parliament of Dreams'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'The Parliament of Dreams,' starring Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Stephen Furst, Bill Mumy, Julie Caitlin Brown, Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik. With guest stars including Julia Nickson-Soul, Thomas Kopache and Mark Hendrickson.

G'Kar is hunted by a hired political assassin. Sinclair and Catherine (Guest star Julia Nickson) reconcile their past differences and renew their romance.

Richard Dean Anderson Web Site Update Apr 23 '08

From a Richard Dean Anderson web site e-mail announcement:

A new "Note From Rick" has been added to the RDA website.

RDA sent another message to share a bit of the latest news about his ongoing surgery saga, and he also wanted to share his enthusiasm for Continuum, the latest SG-1 movie coming out this summer. He's seen the movie, and he loves it. His newest message has been added to the Updates page.

I'm also continuing to add to the Lexicon. I'll make announcements when milestones are hit, but you're invited to check in regularly as the entries slowly grow. I'm halfway through the letter "B" now. ;)

Thanks for visiting!

Richard Dean Anderson Website

Stargate / Sanctuary - SFX Magazine: We need your questions for Amanda Tapping

From SFX Magazine:

We need your questions for Amanda Tapping

The latest victim of the Fannish Inquisition is Stargate's series-hopping Amanda Tapping, who's now also the star of the web-to-series, Sanctuary. We need your questions to ask her, and we need them fast (SFX is interviewing her next week).

You can get your questions to us in one of three ways:

1) Post your question in the comments section following this news story

2) Post your question in this thread on the SFX forum

3) Email your question to sfx [at]

Stargate's Morena Baccarin - 'A Seagull in the Hamptons'

From Packet Online (NJ):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Humor in Misery

In her adaptation of Chekhov's `The Seagull,' Emily Mann is determined to get to the laughs.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008 2:52 PM EDT

By Susan Van Dongen

Morena Baccarin from Stargate: The Ark of Truth

ARGUMENTS, anger, adultery, suicide and oblivion are not the usual components of a comedy — or are they? That is how McCarter Theatre Artistic Director Emily Mann describes her new play, A Seagull in the Hamptons. A modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, Ms. Mann removes the corsets from the original characters and takes them to the beach, where they proceed to love and torture each other.


The characters in A Seagull in the Hamptons are recognizable and thoroughly contemporary. There's Nina (Morena Baccarin), a young actress who falls madly in love with Philip (Trigorin in the original), a famous writer and worldly older man. Ms. Tucci's Maria is a narcissistic, older woman — also an actress — who knows her appeal
is fading and times are changing, yet can't exit the stage gracefully. Her son is Alex (Stark Sands), a youthful writer, full of himself but frustrated with his lack of success. He also is resentful of the way he's always been in his mother's shadow, and — rather egotistically — believes the accepted form of theater and acting should go the way of the dodo.


Interestingly, Ms. Baccarin bears a resemblance to the famous Russian actress Vera Komissarzhevskaya, who played Nina in the original production of The Seagull in 1896. Catching her breath after a day's rehearsal, Ms. Baccarin reflects on her Nina, how easily the young woman falls for Philip — who is supposed to be in a committed
relationship with Maria.

"Nina is described as a small-town girl," Ms. Baccarin says. "She's very much in awe of Philip's fame, as she is of Maria's fame, and that means a lot to her in her desire to be famous, to be noticed. She's also really taken by him as a man. She's at a time in her life when she's discovering all those complex feelings. Being with someone her own age is not enough. With Philip, a part of her opens that otherwise would be untapped."


A graduate of the Juilliard School, Ms. Baccarin is best known for her role as Inara on the cult-classic sci-fi TV show Firefly, directed by Joss Whedon, as well as its big-screen extension Serenity. Her theater credits include The Seagull, The Importance of Being Earnest and Love's Labour's Lost. Ms. Baccarin appeared in the film Roger Dodger and held recurring roles on such TV shows as Stargate SG-1 and The O.C.


A Seagull in the Hamptons, a world premiere adaptation of `The Seagull,' written and directed by Emily Mann, will be performed at McCarter Theatre, 91 University Place, Princeton, May 2-June 8. Performances: Tues.-Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 3, 8 p.m., Sun. 2, 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15-$49. (609) 258-2787;

Julianne Moore - Video: Trailer for 'Blindness'

Battlestar Galactica - Videos: New York Comic Con Panel

At You Tube, videos from the New York Comic Con Battlestar Galactica panel with Michael Hogan, Michael Trucco and Rekha Sharma:

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

Part Four:

Part Five:

Part Six:

Stargate's Christopher Judge - Repeat of "Personal Effects" Sun May 4

"Personal Effects," the 2005 made-for-TV movie starring Christopher Judge, Penelope Ann Miller, Casper Van Dien, and Laura Mennell, is being repeated on LMN (Lifetime MOVIE Network) on Sunday, May 4 at 6am.

The LMN site:

Has a brief video clip from the movie (no Chris in the clip however).

Highlander - Video: 'Mountain Men'

Courtesy of HULU, Highlander's 'Mountain Men,' starring Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot and Stan Kirsch. With guest stars including Wes Studi, John Dennis Johnston, Marc Singer, Brent Stait and Doug Abrahams.

While hiking in the Pacific Northwest, Tessa is abducted by a group of mountain men lead by crazed survivalist Caleb Cole (Marc Singer) who plans to make her his wife.