Friday, May 9, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Channel: SG1 Tuesdays in May!

Just saw a commercial on the SciFi Channel...

Advertising Stargate SG-1 Tuesdays!

The SciFi Channel has revised their schedule (again)...

Tuesday May 13 - we get three episodes


Then, May 20, we get one SG1 episode at 7pm:


Mystery of the Crystal Skulls airs between 8 and 10

We're back to three episodes on May 27:


Star Trek: Enterprise moves to Tuesdays on June 3 from 7pm to 10pm, as Star Trek: The Next Generation premieres on Mondays from 7-11pm, on Monday, June 2nd.

Brendan Fraser - Video: Journey To the Center of the Earth

'Journey To the Center of the Earth,' starring Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson and Anita Briem. Movie opens July 11 '08.

Battllestar Galactica - Video: Space Cowboys - Aaron Douglas

Courtesy of HULU, country star/Battlestar superfan Brad Paisley, his band and his crew visit the set in Vancouver with Aaron Douglas.

Stargate SG-1 / Battlestar - Austin (TX) Wind Symphony - FREE Concert June 6

From Austin Wind Symphony:


On June 6, at 8pm, The Austin Wind Symphony kicks off "Summer Movie Season" with a bang!

Come hear the music of your favorite Adventure films performed LIVE! From the sweeping themes of Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean, to the wonder and mystery of The Chronicles of Narnia. Set your ship's radar to detect fun and excitement as you'll journey to the deepest depths underwater aboard SeaQuest DSV, to light years away-into space and among the stars in command of the Battlestar Galactica! This is certainly a concert you do NOT want to miss!

In honor of the Austin Wind Symphony's three year anniversary (on June 7th) the concert will be FREE of charge, so in this time of higher gas prices, and let's face it, higher everything... Why not enjoy an ADVENTURE completely FREE on us?

Featuring Selections from:

Amazing Stories
Indiana Jones
The Chronicles of Narnia
Pirates of the Carribbean
Stargate SG-1
Battle Beyond The Stars
Battlestar Galactica
SeaQuest DSV
Mission Impossible
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Star Wars: The Asteroid Field
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

The concert will be held on Friday June 6th, @ 8pm in South Austin at Bethany Lutheran Church.

For further details log onto:

Medium - SciFi Talk: Arquette/Weber/Cubitt/Preston Audio Interview

From SciFi Talk:

Medium - Season Finale

A look at the end of season four with Patricia Arquette, Jake Weber, David Cubitt, and guest star Kelly Preston who plays Meghan Doyle. Lots of insights on the end of this story arc from all concerned and interesting audio clips too. Thanks to EPK.TV and NBC for providing the clips and interviews. Music is Dream by Victor Stellar.

Podcast link

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: New details on Atlantis two-parter - Michael Shanks Guest Stars!

From GateWorld:

New details on Atlantis two-parter


New info has arrived for the Season Five two-parter, guest starring Michael Shanks.

SPOILERS at the site.

A brief excerpt:

New info arrived this week for "The Lost Tribe," the eleventh episode of Stargate Atlantis's upcoming fifth season -- and the second half of the big, big mid-season two-parter. Along with part one, "First Contact," the episode will guest star Stargate SG-1's Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson.

Stargate Atlantis / Star Trek - Robert Picardo - Roseville Press Tribune: 'Sensored'

From the Roseville Press Tribune (Roseville, CA):

(Please follow the link for the complete article. Photos at the site.)

Shooting for the big `scream'

Roseville couple writes, produces feature film

By Paul Cambra The Press-Tribune

A puddle of blood lies beside the rack, though it had been weeks since a victim last occupied it.

Meat hooks and rusty chains hang from faux-cinderblock walls. A vise sits at the ready, next to a pickax, some clamps and the odd assortment of knives.

Fake insulation oozes between the ceiling joists, adding a suffocating presence to the makeshift torture chamber.

You want light and airy? Step into the room next door, where the lighting is more conducive to oral surgery. Hence, the reclined dental chair, oxygen tank with mask, and a pegboard wall full of surgical supplies that leaves one with the unmistakable feeling they are not there for root canals.

No, this isn't some hidden chamber in the bowels of Guantanamo Bay. This eerie outpost is a lot closer to home. From the outside, it's just another nondescript four-car garage in downtown Roseville. But inside is where movie magic – and mayhem – happens.

"I set out to write something that we could shoot in one place, on a reasonable budget," said Kevin Haskin, the "Ke" of KeJo Productions, an award-winning film and digital video company based in Roseville.

The result is "Sensored," a psychological thriller starring Robert Picardo, of "Star Trek: Voyager" and "Stargate Atlantis" fame. The film is currently in the post-production stage, with an expected release date of late 2008.


The Haskins felt fortunate to have a veteran actor like Picardo on the project. He and Kevin sat down at the end of every shoot and went over the following day's script.

It is not uncommon for an actor to "tweak the dialogue," as Jo said. "What was written might not roll off his tongue naturally, so he suggests things that might sound more natural to him."

"He was an amazing help," said Kevin. "Wonderful to work with."


Stargate Atlantis - Exclusive Interview: FADPOV Talks With Ryan Robbins - Part 1

(NOTE: Ryan Robbins has portrayed the Genii, Ladon Radim, on Stargate Atlantis.]


(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Exclusive Interview: FADPOV Talks With Ryan Robbins

When FADPOV had the chance to chat with actor Ryan Robbins a little while ago, we were more than thrilled to spend a slightly overcast afternoon in North Vancouver with this iconic star. Two hours later and Ryan's charm and wit has completely won us over as he regales us with fun stories from various sets, and what it’s been like to bring characters to life in favourite shows like Battlestar Galactica, Stargate: Atlantis, The Guard, Sanctuary, and so many others.

It certainly also doesn’t hurt that Ryan’s animated tales are shared over luscious organic coffee as we get sneaky peeks at the tattoo of his daughter’s name over his shoulders, all the while wondering how we should raise the fact that we think he looks the spitting image of an adorable Viggo Mortensen…

As we got to spend so much time with Ryan, we’ve decided to break this interview into two parts so you don’t miss out on anything. We certainly hope you enjoy this little insight into Ryan’s life as much as we enjoyed talking with him!!


FADPOV: We spoke with Dan Payne recently, and he was in the movie Smile Of April with you recently, wasn’t he? Being based here in Vancouver, do find you come across all the same people when you arrive on movie and tv sets?

Ryan: No, not really, but depending on the community you’re in. The girls who made Smile Of April, Sabrina and Jessica, they’re from France, and I met them on an unrelated movie called Taming Tammy that they were working on. They wanted to go to film school, but it was expensive so they just came here and started working in film to get the experience they needed. They’re big sci fi fans, by the way. And they’re so ambitious and tenacious and they’re very, very talented people.

Anyway, I met them on Taming Tammy and it turns out that they knew who I was and they’re big Stargate fans. They started talking and they said to somebody I knew on the show, “Oh we’re doing this short film and we’d really like Ryan to be in it, but we don’t want to ask him because he won’t do it.” So somebody asked me on their behalf and when I read the script I was happy to do it.

And so we did this short film and from there we formed a relationship. They’d gotten to know a lot of us from being fans of the shows we’ve been on and meeting people at events. And once they realized is all you have to do is ask, they figured out we’re not mean people. We’re going to look at it and if we can do it, if we like it, we’ll do it. If we can’t, then it’s no big deal, but it’s worth asking, right?



Buck Rogers - Video: 'Return of the Fighting 69th'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'Return of the Fighting 69th,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. With guest stars including Peter Graves, Elizabeth Allen, Robert Quarry, Woody Strode and Eddie Firestone.

A retired starfighter is called to action to blast through a treacherous asteroid belt.

Stargate: Continuum - Stargate Official Magazine # 23 June 24 '08

From Titan Magazines:

The Official Magazine Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis

Coming In Issue 23...

Stargate: Continuum - The Adventure Continues!

We talk to the cast of the second Stargate SG-1 movie this year...

Ben Browder
Michael Shanks
Amanda Tapping
Chris Judge
Steve Bacic

Don S. Davis

The SGC's original General gives us the lowdown on his return to Stargate Command...

Martin Wood

Tells us why Stargate: Continuum was an experience he'll never forget...

Exclusive Pictures

We take you behind the scenes on the set of Stargate: Continuum...


Samantha Carter's Scientific Journal
Exclusive Stargate SG-1 Fiction
Test your knowledge of all things Stargate with our Level 28 Quiz

The Gate Reopens June 24, 2008

The Invisible Man - Video: 'It Hurts When You Do This'

Courtesy of HULU, The Invisible Man's 'It Hurts When You Do This,' starring Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones and Michael McCafferty. With guest stars including Paul Collins, Richard Penn and Linda Pine.

Darien discovers that a world-renown neurosurgeon is using homeless people as guinea pigs in his brain regeneration experiments.

Stargate SG-1 - Stargate Planet: Interview with Director Bill Corcoran

From Stargate Planet:



A brief excerpt:

Interview with Bill Corcoran

Stargate-Planet, April 2008

Bill Corcoran directed the Stargate episodes "Seth" and "One false step". We're grateful that he took some time off his busy schedule to answer a few career related questions for our German website visitors.

**snippage** "One False Step" is one of our favourite episodes, especially because of the interactions of the main characters (i.e. Jack and Daniel arguing on that planet). Another favourite scene is the one where Daniel is explaining to the Aliens that they are trying to find the UAV. Which influence could you as the director take on various scenes or was everything written in the script?

BC: I loved doing One False Step, as the "aliens" had no real language I hired actors experienced in mime to develop their own communication and we improved quite a bit with the actors to see the development of trust and language between the two worlds. Michael Shanks was great with accessing the situation and really responsible for making the scene in the shelter come alive. It had great humanity and humour thanks to everyone's willingness to suspend disbelief and work together. I loved the primitive stick drawings he did in the sand. The writers and producers were very collaborative in allowing the actors and myself and the rest of the creative team, wardrobe, makeup, etc come up with a concept and make it work. The production design team at SG1 was very strong and always surprised one with their invention.