Sunday, May 4, 2008

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld: Video Interview: Abstract Lorne

From GateWorld:


GateWorld Talks With Kavan Smith

It has been over a year since GateWorld last chatted with Kavan Smith about his role as Major E. Lorne on Stargate Atlantis. The character has remained the steady go-to guy in the absence of Colonel Sheppard, and Smith couldn't be happier.

GateWorld's Chad Colvin recently caught up with the actor at Creation Entertainment's 2007 Stargate Convention in Vancouver. Kavan talks about recent updates to the character, relishing in moments where Lorne's personal life is explored. He also reveals some of his favorite moments from Season Four, such as a particular scene between he and David Hewlett in "The Last Man."

GateWorld's interview with Kavan runs 7 minutes. The video requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher. The interview is also available at GateWorld Play! Rather not view the video? It's also transcribed [at the link above]!

[NOTE: The video embedded here is a smaller viewing size than what is available to view at GateWorld/GateWorld Play, or available for download at GateWorld.]

Bruce Boxleitner - Video: The Outer Limits - 'Decompression'

Courtesy of HULU, The Outer Limits' 'Decompression,' starring Bruce Boxleitner, CCH Pounder, Michael Riley, Suzy Joachim, Michael Tomlinson and Dale Wilson. This episode was written by Stargate SG-1/Stargate Atlantis' Brad Wright.


Senator Wyndom Brody has just won the New Hampshire primary, upsetting a heavily favored opponent, and he's flying to South Carolina to press his campaign for the Presidency. He's joined on the plane by his campaign manager Jon Tarkman, his deputy campaign manager (and lover) Catherine Walsh, his newly appointed Secret Service agent Frank McKenna and journalist Will Sunderland. As the plane flies south, it's hit by lightning. The plane and its passengers appear unaffected, but a mysterious woman appears in Brody's private quarters warning him that the strike has damaged the airplane. She also tells him that the plane will crash on landing, killing him and six others. She explains that she is a projection from the future, a virtual time-traveler sent here to save him because his presidency is the key to preventing an apocalyptic future. If he is to live, he must shoot out the emergency exit and allow himself be sucked out of the plane by decompression, whereupon he will be saved by The Stranger's sophisticated technology. As his staff tries to mask his increasingly bizarre behavior from journalist Sunderland, Brody wrestles with a dilemma. Must he save himself - and the future - even if it means killing everyone else aboard. Or has his success, now suddenly within reach, simply driven his mad?

Buck Rogers - Video: ' Plot to Kill a City Part 1'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'Plot to Kill a City Part 1,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. With guest stars including Frank Gorshin, Markie Post and James Sloyan.

Part 1 of 2. A band of assassins plans to wreak vengeance on Earth by obliterating New Chicago.

The X-Files - Video: David Duchovny on Mulder

Courtesy of HULU and Inside the Actor's Studio, 'David Duchovny on Mulder.'

David Duchovny shares his experience as Special Agent Fox Mulder.

Stargate Atlantis - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes May 5-9 '08

The Stargate Atlantis 5pm weekday rotation episodes on the SciFi Channel (US) for the week of May 5-9 '08 are:

5/05/2008 5:00P CRITICAL MASS

5/06/2008 5:00P GRACE UNDER PRESSURE - Guest starring Amanda Tapping as Lt. Col. Samantha Carter

5/07/2008 5:00P THE TOWER

5/08/2008 5:00P THE LONG GOODBYE

5/09/2008 5:00P COUP D'ETAT

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Curse of the Golden Flower - Video: Trailer

'Curse of the Golden Flower' is a 2006 Chinese language movie starring Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu and Junjie Qin. The subtitles are in English. The movie is basically a soap opera -- what, not SciFi? I know, I know, not the normal genre I watch, but I ran across this movie last night on TV channel surfing, catching the last half hour. I was impressed with the acting, music, costumes, sets -- everything. I waited six hours until it was available again and watched the whole movie, and was impressed even more.

The story is set in 10th century China. The majority of the film takes place in The Forbidden City (although IMDB indicates not the REAL one -- it's the largest set ever built in China). The scenery is awesome, the acting is fantastic, the music is exquisite, and oh my gosh...the costumes are amazing (they were nominated for an Oscar). A couple of good battle scenes, but mostly the royal family plotting against each other, some incest, political shenanigans...and very few wire stunts.

'Curse of the Golden Flower' is available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and it's airing on TV (US) on the various STARZ and Encore channels (extended and premium cable) through May.

Iron Man - Video Clip: Pepper vs Iron Monger

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett's Blog Update Apr 28 '08

From David Hewlett's 'A Dog's Breakfast' blog update from April 28, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update, embedded video clips, and to view the photos in their original full-size, higher-resolution format.)

Big Wheels

David Hewlett and Mars

Written by dgeek

Monday, 28 April 2008

Was playing around on the other morning (Will Ferrell's short is what got me there...brilliant!) and thought I might as well put up the "A Dog's Breakfast" trailer...I know, I know, you've seen it all before, but if you're visiting can I ask the usual? Please give us a "funny" rating, a favourtie and/or a comment...and then feel free to check out what I've favourited and have a giggle...ah the fun you can have in the early dawn while Baz hurls peaches,bananas and oatmeal around the kitchen!

David and friend


Got the Bike! Did I mention the bike I got...I got a bike! Jane, Baz, the mutt and I were out for hours tooling around, stopping for ice cream, stopping for coffee...actually we did a lot of stopping on our bike around towing the "Baz Mobile"...yes, not to be left out Sebastian bought me a chariot of his own for me to tow around. Not sure exactly how that is a present for me, but I do get a certain glee whizzing around the Point watching the wide-eyed Baz trying to catch insects in his wide open mouth (there's a screen on this baby so he's not actually going to have to eat the things)...

David and Sebastian "Baz"

They've been shooting "Whispers" mainly second unit for the last few days but I did get a chance to catch up with one of my favourite actresses ever - Nicole DeBoer who is guest starring opposite McGillion (lucky devil!) in the episode. Haven't spoken to her since "Cube" and I'm really hoping that she'll be back on Atlantis shortly!
Finishing up "The Queen" (poor Rachel with all those prosthetics!) and looking forward to some great outdoors fun in the lovely and talented Carl Binder's episode "Tracker". Will Warring (who some of you may know as the camera operator on "A Dog's Breakfast"...okay, and he directed a few Atlantis episodes too apparently ;-) will bring his usual wicked sense of humour and Zenlike calm as Director (when I'm not trying to avoid biting bugs, I will bring down my merciless teasing upon him). Carl has decided to throw the whole episode at one on one time between Ronan and McKay as they try to rescue Keller from a mysterious new fella! Action and banter galore...can't wait (where's the bug spray?)!


Still haven't got my hands on a copy of "Ark of Truth", but I did get myself a copy of "Continuum"...and how sweet it is! Incredible action sequences and lots of your SG1 favourites. Thumbs up from Hewlett and congrats to Brad Wright and Martin Wood on a fantastic job! Now how about an Atlantis Movie...what am I thinking?!...I mean McKay - The Movie!? ;-)


David, Jane and Baz

lots of love!


Stargate Atlantis - Spyeds's Deviant Art Journal: SGA Set Visit Photos from 'Whispers'

At Spyed's Deviant Art Journal:

There are photos from a recent visit to Stargate Atlantis and the set of 'Whispers,' with photos of episode guest stars Janina Gavankar and Nicole de Boer and the production crew of Stargate Atlantis.

Babylon 5 - Video: 'Believers'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'Believers,' starring Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik. With guest stars including Tricia O'Neil and Stephen Lee.

Aliens refuse surgery for their dying child.