Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Firefly - Video: 'Ariel'

Courtesy of HULU, Firefly's 'Ariel,' starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher and Summer Glau. Guest stars include Blake Robbins, Jeff Ricketts, Dennis Cockrum and Tom Virtue.

On return to Ariel, Simon hires the crew out to smuggle River into a hospital so Simon can figure out what the Alliance did to her.

Stargate Atlantis - David Nykl/Jason Momoa NEW Photos June 4 '08

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for June 4, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. NEW photos from SGA season five production, including David Nykl...and Todd are in their original full size, high-resolution format at Joe's blog.)

June 4, 2008: New Studies Suggest Young People Living Longer Than Old People


Between the long stretches spent seated at my desk staring blankly at my laptop screen, I did find the time to -

David Nykl (Dr. Radek Zelenka)

Help spin Carl's [Binder] story for episode 17 (or maybe 18?). A nice callback to some SG-1 tech, the return of that guest star will have the boards abuzz, and Carl searches for an appropriately grisly punishment.

Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex)

Help spin Alan's [McCullough] story for episode 18 (or maybe 17?). A mysterious arrival, a difficult dilemma, and the continuation of a storyline introduced in The Queen.

Todd (Christopher Heyerdahl) and costumers

Read Rob's [Cooper] outline for episode 19, CSI: Atlantis. All sorts of greatness.

Jason Momoa (and friend) bicycling

Discuss a potential game plan for episode 20 and beyond.

Say hi to Paul McGillion who was in shooting his scenes for Outsiders.

Say hi to the incredibly genial Alan Blumenfeld who is guest-starring in Inquisition.

Chat with Tobias Slezak, also guesting in Inquisition.

Participate in the Prodigal notes call (the network loved it).


Today's pics: In and around the production offices.

'Charlie Jade' - SciFi Weekly: Robert Wertheimer Interview

From the SciFi Channel's SciFi Weekly:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)


June 05, 2008

Executive producer Robert Wertheimer takes on three parallel universes, a challenging two-country production and one complex series in SCI FI's Charlie Jade

By Kathie Huddleston

Executive producer Robert Wertheimer isn't apologetic about the complex nature of his parallel universe series Charlie Jade. He readily admits that viewers will be challenged by the show, which lasted only one season. Wertheimer promises that the clues that are sprinkled throughout that one season will make watching the series worth the effort.

What he does fuss over is that it took so long for American viewers to finally see the joint Canadian/South African production, which was filmed in 2004, premiered in Canada, South Africa and Europe in 2005 and will now finally make it to the States in 2008, courtesy of SCI FI Channel, on June 6 at 8 p.m. ET, as part of the channel's Friday-night lineup.

The series is about a detective named Charlie Jade who lives in a cold, corporate world called Alphaverse. Charlie finds missing people. However, his life is turned upside down when he tries to help a lost young woman with no identity, only to be thrown into a parallel universe. Suddenly Charlie is the lost one as he attempts to get home, along the way discovering an intricate mystery involving three separate parallel universes, Alphaverse, Betaverse and Gammaverse.

Wertheimer, who has worked on television shows including Friday the 13th, Due South and RoboCop, just finished a six-hour miniseries called Across the River to Motor City. He chatted with SCI FI Weekly about being involved with a two-country production, about working harder than he ever has in his life and about doing things no television producer has had the opportunity to do before.


Tell us what this story is about.

Wertheimer: It's about a calculating, cold, hard man from a parallel universe who finds himself trapped in our universe. ... He becomes completely cut off from his entire existence and desperately tries to find his way home.

So Charlie's from Alphaverse, but he's stuck in Betaverse, which is basically our universe.

Wertheimer: Yes. If Alphaverse is the metropolis, it is New York City, and Betaverse is in the middle. All the raw resources are in Gammaverse.


Michael Emerson - Video: Lost Season 4 Wrap Up

Courtesy of TV Guide's 411 and HULU, a Lost season 4 wrap up.

LOST's Michael Emerson (Ben Linus) sits down with Chris Harrison for a follow-up interview about the latest LOST Season Finale and what may be to come.

Stargate: Continuum - Cliff Simon - Audio Interview

From Fist Full of Comics:

The Inner Circle - Vol 3 #25 - Motor City Comic Con - Interviews with Media Personalites

Cliff Simon

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

08:00 - Cliff Simon - a positive bad ass when he was playing the evil Ba’al for five seasons on Stargate SG-1, but in real life he is one of the most charming people you could ever meet. Cliff took a few moments to talk about his return as Ba’al in the upcoming Stargate: Continuum and about his recent naturalization as an American citizen.

(Other actors interviewed include Star Trek's Chase Masterson, Walter Koenig and Alan Ruck [who also guest starred on Stargate Atlantis].)

Podcast Link


In Fist Full of Comics archives, there are some older audio interviews with:

Connor Trinneer

Tuesday, June 5th, 2007

At the Spring 2007 Motor City Comic Con, Peacekeeper took some time to talk to Star Trek: Enterprise ’s Trip Tucker about life after Star Trek and about the Wraith half breed Michael on Stargate Atlantis. Peacekeeper also asks about Trip’s fascination with catfish and pecan pie…

Podcast Link


Corin Nemec

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Mid-Ohio-Con was full of celebrities. JJ, the Working Man, finds out what it was like for Corin Nemec to be part of the Stargate: SG1 team and what projects he’s been up to since then.

Podcast Link

Fear Itself - SciFi Talk: Cast Audio Interview

From SciFi Talk:

Wed, 4 June 2008

Fear Itself

Fear Itself is a thirteen week horror anthology series that picks up the torch from Masters Of Horror yet with an old school horror approach, less gore and more suspense. You'll hear from one of the executive producers Andrew Deane plus stars Racher Minor, Jesse Plemons and first episode director Breck Eisner. There's even a preview of episode two Spooked with star Eric Roberts and episode director Brad AndersonMusic is by Kathleen Reynolds. Special thanks to NBC and EPK.TV for supplying interviews and clips. Fear Itself airs Thursdays. Visit for more.

Podcast link

Bill Dow - Highlander - Video: 'Epitaph for Tommy'

Courtesy of HULU, Highlander's 'Epitaph for Tommy,' starring Adrian Paul and Stan Kirsch. Guest stars include Stargate SG-1/Atlantis' Bill Dow (Dr. Bill Lee) and Ken Camroux, Robert Collins, Gabrielle Miller and Roddy Piper.

Tommy is a bystander accidentally killed during a fight between Duncan and Immortal Gallen. MacLeod tries to find out more about the dead man.

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Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 - Video: 'Points of Departure'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's second season premiere episode, 'Points of Departure,' starring Bruce Boxleitner as Capt. John Sheridan, the new Babylon 5 Commander. Also starring Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs and Bill Mumy. Guest stars include Robert Foxworth, Robert Rusler, Jennifer Anglin and Richard Grove.

Babylon 5 gets a new leader: Captain John Sheridan (Bruce Boxleitner of "Scarecrow and Mrs. King"). Ambassador Delenn continues her transformation. Garibaldi remains in critical condition.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: What is Your Favorite McKayism?

From MGM Stargate:

What is Your Favorite McKayism?

Using the form [at the site], submit your all-time favorite techno-quote from the good doctor. The top ten will be made into ringtones! Break out those Atlantis DVDs, find a McKayism, and enter for your change to immortalize Rodney on mobile devices everywhere!

McKayism (noun)

1. Refers to the techno-babble of Dr. Rodney McKay; a problem-solving stream of consciousness, often spoken very quickly, during moments of extreme danger.

Stargate Atlantis Season 5 Premiere Friday July 11th 10/0C on SciFi

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: NEW Video - Behind the Scenes

From MGM Stargate:


On the main page (for now), on the top right hand side, click on the Stargate: Continuum banner -- a new video on the making of Stargate: Continuum. Interviews with Brad Wright, Director Martin Wood, Amanda Tapping, Ben Browder, Capt. Mary Danner from the US Air Force Entertainment Office...and brief clips from the movie!

Some screen prints from the video clip:

Jack, Sam and Cam in the Arctic...


("We're always happy to help the Air Force.")

Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder)

Ben Browder, Michael Shanks and crew

Brad Wright

Martin Wood

Buck Rogers - Video: 'A Dream of Jennifer'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'A Dream of Jennifer,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. Guest stars include Paul Koslo, Anne Lockhart and Dennis Haysbert.

Buck's 20th century girlfriend mysteriously appears in New Chicago.

Firefly - SciFi Channel Mini-Marathon Friday June 6 '08

The SciFi Channel has scheduled a Firefly mini-marathon for Friday, June 6, 2008:



10:00A ARIEL


12:00P TRASH