Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - Season Two Mini-Marathon Fri May 2 '08

The SciFi Channel (US) has scheduled a Stargate SG-1 season two mini-marathon (of select episodes) for Friday, May 2nd:


09:00A NEED


11:00A SPIRITS - Christina Cox guest stars!



2:00P SERPENT'S SONG - Peter Williams guest stars as Apophis!


Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos from 'Whispers' Apr 29 '08

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for April 29, 2008:


(Please follow the link to view the complete blog update and to view the photos in their fuller-sized, higher-resolution format.)

April 29, 2008: On the set of Whispers

Maj. Anne Teldy (Christina Cox) gunning for trouble

Don't mess with Capt. Alicia Vega (Leela Savasta)

Sgt. 'Dusty' Mehra (Janina Gavankar) spoiling for a firefight

Dr. Alison Porter (Nicole de Boer) ready to shoot something

A Captive Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion)

Despite the early call, it was another late night on Whispers. The morning got off to a rocky start when the treadmill needed for our first scene up failed to show. While someone from Set Dec was dispatched to track down the errant piece of exercise equipment, Will skipped ahead and shot scene 49 instead. I have to say, it’s been a real pleasure having Paul McGillion on set. He has gone all out, sacrificing life, limb, and a little dignity for the sake of this episode. Despite being battered and bruised, he is always upbeat, concluding his day on set by taking the time to thank the rest of the cast and crew before heading home. A class act.


At this point, the schedule looks something like this: First Contact and The Lost Tribe are the mid-season two-parter, episodes 9 and 10. After that, things get a little wonky. We have Alan McCullough’s location episode (q.v. yesterday‘s David Hassel Hoffan entry), Alex Levine’s Inquisition (in which Atlantis is finally made to answer for past transgressions), Carl Binder’s latest (the beat sheet arrived on my desk late this afternoon and I’m going to try to read it tomorrow morning), the Martin Gero “written and directed by spectacular“, my “a very special Stargate Atlantis” which quite possibly may see the return of the lovely Kari Wuhrer [Shep's ex-wife], CSI: Atlantis which will be helmed by Robert C. Cooper, and that season finale I was talking about. Which leaves one mystery slot.


Neil Gaiman - Video: HypaSpace - Neil Gaiman and The Graveyard Book

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace:


An Exclusive Spacecast Video!

Neil Gaiman and The Graveyard Book

Video runs approximately 2:30 in length. Mr. Gaiman discusses writing his new children's book, The Graveyard Book.

Neil Gaiman

The first line of "The Graveyard Book"

"There was a hand in the darkness and it held a knife," which is always very good way to begin a children's book.

Illustrations of Ghouls -- The Ghoul of Westminster, etc.

Babylon 5 - Video: 'And the Sky full of Stars'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'And the Sky full of Stars,' starring Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan and Richard Biggs. With guest stars including Christopher Neame, Judson Earney Scott and Fumi Shishino.

Sinclair (MICHAEL O'HARE) is abducted by two mysterious beings. They probe his subconscious memory to learn what happened ten years ago during a space battle when Sinclair lost consciousness.

Stargate: Continuum / Atlantis - SciFi Channel's 'Fly Away' Sweepstakes

From SciFi.com:



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:


Or by cell phone:

Text FLYAWAY to 72434

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Recap of 'Velocity'

Courtesy of HULU, a recap of Battlestar Galactica's 'Velocity.'

Watch a one-minute recap of episode 406, "Escape Velocity".

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Atlantis Season 5 Exclusive Preview!

From MGM Stargate:


(Please follow the link for the complete MGM Stargate article.)

Atlantis Season 5 Exclusive Preview!

April 29, 2008 (General)

As season four prepares to conclude airing, executive producer Joseph Mallozzi gives fans the low-down on what they can expect to see when Stargate Atlantis returns later in the year.

Joseph Mallozzi

It’s hard to believe that Stargate Atlantis’ fifth season will culminate in the airing of the show’s 100th episode. The Stargate franchise’s first spin-off is now no longer a fledgling production – it has well and truly come of age. Season five will be the second year that the executive producing and writing partnership of Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie have acted as show-runners on the series. Despite being rushed off his feet as production on the season gets underway, Mallozzi was happy to spill a few secrets about what fans have to look forward to in this, the first of our two-part chat.


Q: When you first started talking about the season as a whole with the writing staff, what things did you want to see happen throughout the year?

JM: 'Well, first of all we left things on a cliff-hanger at the end of season four, with ‘Last Man.’ We wanted to resolve that in the premiere, ‘Search and Rescue.’ We had to deal with the change of command ¬– Carter leaving and Woolsey coming in. Then there were a couple of other things that we set up last season that we wanted to continue to explore and develop, like Teyla’s pregnancy and her relationship with Kanan, and Ronon’s reunion with his old buddy Tyre, who turned out to be a Wraith worshiper. Potential romantic relationships are something that we’ve been really subtle about in the past. I think, much to the delight or perhaps the chagrin of fans, we will be getting into more of the relationship stuff in season five.

Then there’s the fact that we have episode 100 coming up, which will be funny. Robert Cooper actually came in and he pitched an idea for episodes 19 and 20, which we thought was great, so we know what we’re working towards.

Finally, we talked about shifting the status quo in the Pegasus galaxy. When we first arrived in season one, the Wraith were the main threat and by the end of season four, the Wraith were significantly weakened. So an opportunity has opened up in the Pegasus galaxy, much in the way that it did in the Milky Way once the Goa’uld were defeated. We’re suggesting that in the past when societies reached a certain level of advancement, the Wraith would sweep in and cull them, so you didn’t see many technologically advanced societies, if any at all. So what we’re going to say is that the technologically advanced societies that do exist have been in hiding and fearful of drawing the Wraith’s attention. But now, with the Wraith significantly weakened, they’re taking the opportunity to step up. So we’re going to be introducing a technologically advanced society in season five."


Check out the concluding part of our chat with Joseph Mallozzi to find out about the base’s new commander Richard Woolsey…and the further adventures of Doctor Carson Beckett!

Story by Sharon Gosling

Bones - Video: 'The Baby in the Bough'

Courtesy of HULU, Bones' 'The Baby in the Bough,' starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, T.J. Thyne and Tamara Taylor. With guest stars including Frank Clem, Cameron Dye and Becky Wahlstrom.

Booth and Brennan investigate the scene where a car was run off the road and the victim's body deliberately burned beyond recognition.

Stargate Continuum: NEW Publicity Stills Apr 29 '08

Once again, Thank You! to Andreas from GateWorld Forum for the following MGM publicity stills from Stargate: Continuum. Please follow the link below for the full-sized, higher-resolution format of the stills:


As Peter Williams hinted at in his audio interview with The SciFi Guys on March 14, Apophis appears in the movie!


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

Qetesh (Claudia Black) and Ba'al (Cliff Simon)

Carter, Mitchell and Jackson

Alternate time line Teal'c (Christopher Judge)

Stargate: Continuum is scheduled to be released on DVD on July 29 '08.

Moonlight - SciFi Wire: Moonlight Raises The Stakes

From SciFi Wire:


(Please follow the link for the complete SciFi Wire article.)

Moonlight Raises The Stakes

12:00 AM, 29-APRIL-08

Alex O'Loughlin, who plays vampire Mick St. John on the CBS series Moonlight, told SCI FI Wire that the episodes leading up to the first-season finale will raise the stakes for all of the characters.

"This is a really cool episode coming up this week," O'Loughlin said in an interview before appearing in a panel at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in Los Angeles on April 27. "Mick, for the first time, has to start seriously thinking about his level of exposure in the public eye, because when a vampire gets too overexposed, they have to change cities, change names, do all that stuff. And so we start dealing with that sort of stuff with Mick, and Josef [Jason Dohring] gets in on it, which is really cool. And the case is awesome."


Buck Rogers - Video: 'Planet of the Slave Girls Part 2'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'Planet of the Slave Girls Part 2,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. With guest stars including David Groh, Roddy McDowall and Macdonald Carey.

Earth's defense squadron is incapacitated and Buck ingests poisonous food. Part 2 of 2.

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Hobby: Season 10 Trading Cards

From SciFi Hobby:


Stargate SG-1 Season 10 Trading Cards

In the 10th and Final season of this top-rated scifi show, the SG-1 team continue their struggle with the Ori. On the defensive, SG-1 searches for Merlin's ancient weapon that will aid them in their defeat of the Ori. Out to stop them, are the Ori soliders led by Vala's daughter, Adria!

In June, remember all of the great adventures, the sacrifices and new discoveries with Stargate SG-1 Season 10 Trading Cards.

Each 24 pack box will contain 2 Autograph Card and 2 Costume Cards.

Signers included so far are:

* Amanda Tapping as Samantha Carter
* Christopher Judge as Teal'c
* Claudia Black as Vala Mal Doran
* Morena Baccarin as Adria
* Fred Willard as Jacek
* Sarah Strange as Morgan Le Fay
* Tim Guinee as Tomin
* Armin Shimerman as Anteaus
* Rene Auberjonois as Alar
* Eric Steinberg as Netan
* Craig Fairbrass as Arkad
* Anne Marie DeLuise as Amy Vanderburg
* Matthew Glave as Colonel Paul Emerson
* Neill Jackson as Khalek
* Tamlyn Tomita as Shen Xiaoyi
* April Telek as Sallis

Costume cards include costumes worn by an amazing selection of cast and key guest stars including:

* Vala Mal Doran (Waitress Uniform) from "Memento Mori"
* Vala Mal Doran (Diner T-Shirt) from "Memento Mori"
* Valencia from "Camelot"
* Dr. Fraiser from "Bane"
* Jarrod Kane from "Icon"
* Furlings from "200"
* Lt. Colonel Carter from "Memento Mori"
* Prior from Various Episodes
* Baal from "Insiders"
* Lt. Colonel Carter from "Unending"
* Lt. Colonel Mitchell from "Uninvited"
* Dr. Lam from "Family Ties"
* General Landry from "Road Not Taken"
* Sol from "Memento Mori"
* Dr. Lam from "Various Episodes"

The excitement continues in the chase sets:

• Arc of Truth (1:8 packs)
18-card set covering the first Direct-to-DVD Stargate SG-1 Movie "Arc of Truth".

• Women of Stargate (1:8 packs)
18-card set featuring the women of Stargate!

• Film Clip Gallery (1:24 packs)
9-card set featuring the current SG-1 Team

• Stargate Patch Cards (1:48 packs)
6-card set with an embedded replica of the Stargate SG-1 Team Patch

Each case comes with an exclusve dual-costume card of General Landry from "Road Not Taken". For every 3-case purchased, you will receive a autograph costume card signed by Michael Shanks as Daniel Jackson.

A new official Stargate SG-1 Season 10 Collector's Album will also be available, and each album will come with an exclusive P3 promo card.

The Invisible Man - Video: 'The Devil You Know'

Courtesy of HULU, The Invisible Man's 'The Devil You Know,' starring Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny and Eddie Jones. With guest stars including Bonnie Brewster, David Carpenter and Christopher Fairbanks.

A justice department employee, who is also working for a sinister secret organization, takes over the Agency so that he can use Darien to carry out his own murderous plans.