Monday, May 12, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos from 'Whispers'

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for May 12, 2008:

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

We spun Marty G.’s latest story idea this morning, going back and forth on various notions as the room argued containment fields, points of science, and hot vs. cold air masses. The thematic shift of his story has turned out to be a good new/bad news situation for me. Good news: HE is now writing “A Very Special Stargate: Atlantis”. Bad news: He takes the #16 slot which means I’m writing #15 which will have to be ready to prep on the day we get back from our summer hiatus. It would be great to have a story locked some time before then, but it’s been mighty slow going. And I’m getting mighty anxious. By the way, best exchange of the day:

Brad: But that contradicts the laws of thermodynamics!

Martin: Laws are made to be broken!

After lunch, we watched the director’s cut of Whispers. It’s five and a half minutes long and much of that is going to come out of a bloated first act because once the fog moves in, thingsmoveveryquickly!

Speaking of Whispers, I received an email from Christina Cox (aka Major Anne Teldy) over the weekend who touched base to inform me she had a great time working on the show and was fighting the urge to order a case of Vosges peanut butter bonbons. She included a bunch ‘o pics from her time with us and kindly consented to my request to post them here. Check them out.


Christina Cox and Paul McGillion

Foggy Christina

Nicole De Boer and Janina Gavankar

Christina Cox, Janina Gavankar, Nicole De Boer and Leela Savasta

Paul McGillion

Stargate / Moonlight / Torchwood - Polaris Con 22 July '08 Toronto

From the TCON Promotional Society:

Polaris Con 22

July 11-13, 2008
DoubleTree By Hilton - Toronto Airport
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Actor Guests:

Ellen Muth - Dead Like Me

Gareth David-Lloyd - Torchwood

Cliff Simon - Stargate SG-1

Rachel Luttrell - Stargate Atlantis

Jason Dohring - Moonlight

Stargate: Continuu - NEW Photo from MySpace site May 12 '08

From the MySpace Stargate Central Command site:

Photos new to the MySpace site have been uploaded today (the majority of them have been revealed before by Andreas at GateWorld Forum), however this particular photo looks new:

Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) and Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping)

EDIT: May 12 @ 5:02pm: The same photo is available at the Facebook Stargate Official Fanpage:

The Invisible Man - Video: 'Reunion'

Courtesy of HULU, The Invisible Man's 'Reunion,' starring Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones and Michael McCafferty. Guest stars include Tom Ashworth, Joel Bissonnette and Clayton Blocker.

Darien goes back to his hometown to search for his brother, Kevin, when he hears that he is still alive.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Recap of 'Faith'

Courtesy of HULU, watch a one-minute recap of Battlestar Galactica's episode 408, "Faith".

Sanctuary - Video: HypaSpace Weekly - Amanda Tapping Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Weekly:

SPACE's weekly entertainment news program about the world of science fiction and fantasy offers insightful features on movies, television, books, comics, video games and community events.


Speed Racer (Matthew Fox Interviewed)
Speed Racer - The Original Series
Iron Man Video Game (Robert Downey, Jr. interviewed)
Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament
Battlestar Galactica
Superheroes - Fashion And Fantasy
Webisodes - featuring: Sanctuary (Amanda Tapping interviewed), Do you Believe Me, and Team Epic

[The Sanctuary portion begins at the 11:26 mark and concludes at 13:00 on the video.]

Video Link


Stargate Atlantis - Canada - SGA Season 5 Premiere July 14 8pm

With many thanks to fuchsia at GateWorld Forum:

for the news.

Stargate Atlantis season five premieres on The Movie Network on July 14th at 8pm (check your local listings to confirm the time for your area).

Although it has yet to be officially announced by the SciFi Channel (US), the Stargate Atlantis season five premiere has been indicated as July 11 by numerous MGM Stargate sites.

Battlestar Galactica - HypaSpace Podcast: Penikett/Trucco Audio Interviews

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Podcast:

HypaSpace Podcast

May 12 '08

- Tahmoh Penikett, and Michael Trucco discuss Battlestar Galactica; William Moseley talks about returning to Narnia; and Kevin Feige chats tells us what excites him about working for Marvel Entertainment. As well, we hear from Tommy Yune on Speed Racer, Harold Koda on Superhero costumes, and Orson Scott Card on the success of Ender's Game.

Podcast Link

The Simpsons - Video: 'Mona Leaves-a'

Courtesy of HULU, The Simpsons' 'Mona Leaves-a.'

When Homer's mother Mona unexpectedly passes away, Homer is filled with guilt for not telling her how much he loved her before she died.

The X-Files - Video: 'I Want to Believe' Trailer

Courtesy of IGN, 'The X-Files: I Want to Believe' trailer. This movie will be released on July 25, 2008.

Indiana Jones - Total SciFi: Frank Marshall Interview

From Total SciFi:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Posted on Monday 12 May 2008

Frank Marshall: Keeping up with the Joneses

Frank Marshall has had a long career as both a producer (with films such as Signs, The Bourne Identity and Poltergeist) and director (helming the likes of Alive and Arachnophobia). He has now returned to produce the new Indy adventure, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. “It really did feel that we were just picking up where we left off all those years ago,” he tells David Grove.

What was it like to return to the Indiana Jones franchise after almost 20 years?

Steven said it was like getting back on a bike you loved to ride as a kid, and I think we all feel that way. It was also like a great reunion, with Harrison Ford and Karen Allen, and all us being back together. We’ve stayed in touch over the years, and there was the big DVD release a couple of years ago, but when we stepped onto the set in New Mexico for the first day of shooting it was a real blast from the past.

We were all in our 30s when we made Raiders of the Lost Ark and now we’re in our 60s, and our careers and lives have gone in all sorts of interesting and unexpected directions. So it was a real moving experience to be back together.


Would you say that Crystal Skull has a much stronger science fiction element than the previous movies?

Yes, there’s a strong science fiction element in the story. It’s key to the story, all in the context of the archeology and the supernatural-mystery elements that are a part of any Indiana Jones adventure. This is set in the 1950s, and George Lucas grew up in that period watching lots and lots of science fiction shows. Much like the serial adventure film defined the 1930s, the science fiction B-movies defined the 1950s, at least for George and Steven.


Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is released in UK and US cinemas on 22 May 2008.

Click here to read about the upcoming Indiana Jones magazine!

Stargate: Continuum - Four NEW Photos May 12 '08

Thank you to Andreas from GateWorld Forum for the following publicity stills from Stargate: Continuum (please follow the link below for the full-sized, high-resolution format of the photos):

Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder)

Goa'uld System Lords - Camulus (Steve Bacic) and Lord Yu (Vince Crestejo)

Vala Mal Doran (Claudia Black)

Major General Jack O'Neill (Richard Dean Anderson)

Stargate: Continuum is a made-for-DVD movie, scheduled to be released on July 29 '08.

Babylon 5 - Video: 'TKO'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'TKO,' starring Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian and Jerry Doyle. Guest stars include Theodore Bikel, Soon-Tek Oh and Don Stroud.

Garibaldi (JERRY DOYLE) helps a disgraced prizefighter regain his honor as a professional athlete by coaching him to compete in a violent alien sporting event.

Caprica - Eric Stoltz Joins Cast

From The Hollywood Reporter:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Eric Stoltz joins 'Battlestar' prequel

By Kimberly Nordyke

May 12, 2008, 01:00 AM

Eric Stoltz has signed on to star opposite Esai Morales in Sci Fi Channel's two-hour "Caprica" pilot...

Alessandra Toressani also has come aboard the NBC Universal Cable Studios-produced "Caprica," a prequel to Sci Fi's "Battlestar Galactica." Stoltz will play Daniel Graystone, a wealthy computer engineer who, after an emotionally crippling family tragedy, uses his technological wizardry to forever change the future of Caprica. Toressani plays Daniel's daughter, Zoe.


Eureka - Frances Fisher Guest Stars in 8 Episode Arc

From Reuters/Hollywood Reporter (via Yahoo!News):

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Frances Fisher will join Sci Fi Channel's "Eureka" for an eight-episode arc. The show, which returns for its third season July 29, centers on a secret, idyllic town that's home to elite government researchers and inventors.

Fisher ("In the Valley of Elah") will play Samantha Thorne, aka "the Fixer," a corporate titan who is brought in to clean up Global Dynamics.