Friday, June 13, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Media Blvd. Magazine - Jamie Bamber Audio Interview

From Media Blvd. Magazine:!_200806131184.html

(Please follow the link for the complete interview transcript at Media Blvd. Magazine.)

Jamie Bamber Talks Galactica!

Audio Link

Friday, 13 June 2008

By Shaun Daily and Kenn Gold

Jamie Bamber, who plays Lee “Apollo” Adama on SCI FI’s Battlestar Galactica. visited TV Talk with ShauOMac to discuss the show, and the direction that the plot will be taking in this fourth and final season.

A brief excerpt:

Shaun> How do you feel about the evolution of the character? When we first say you and him in the miniseries, he was kind of an S.O.B. with a chip on his shoulder. The character has progressed so much. I think it’s probably the character that has evolved the most in the four years the show has been on the air.

Jamie> I don’t know, some of these characters have evolved so much, they’ve turned into robots. There isn’t that sort of dull short arc amongst any of the characters. It depends on which one you’re thinking about at any one moment, as to which one’s gone the furthest. But yeah, like all of them, he has grown up. His is a story, as I think everyone’s is, about identity and discovery and who you are in the face of tremendous adversity and these amazing events do force you into positions that you would never be in. It’s sort of life and death times a 100 and Lee’s been through that just as much as anybody, and had a few career choices. He’s unique in that he’s sort of stuck in this family. No body else is really in a family way at the beginning of the mini-series. He’s with his dad and forced into a relationship with his dad, that he’s kind of estranged and distanced himself from. And that’s why he walks on, and he’s very teen aged and kind of angsty and rebellious in the begging. And he gradually realizes there are more important things going on than his kind of personal issues with his father. But I think every character has had to change an awful lot. It doesn’t matter who you think about.

Battlestar Galactica - HypaSpace Podcast: Jane Espenson Audio Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Podcast:


June 13 -

Battlestar Galactica
writer Jane Espenson discusses Episode 9, the legendary Stan Lee discusses the new Incredible Hulk movie along with director Louis Leterrier, and producer Gale Anne Hurd. DC Comics Editor in Chief Dan Didio discusses the new Trinity weekly, and Mark Askwith bench presses his way into the Vault for an interview with Lou Ferrigno.

Podcast Link

Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Planet: Sharon Taylor Interview

From Stargate Planet:



A brief excerpt:

Interview with Sharon Taylor

Stargate-Planet, June 2008

Sharon Taylor is a Simon Fraser University Alumni and on Stargate Atlantis we know her as a female gate technician. We're grateful that despite a busy schedule Ms. Taylor took into consideration to answer a few career related questions for our German website visitors. Did you audition for the role of the female gate technician and for other characters on Stargate Atlantis as well? How was your audition? How did you prepare for it?

ST: I first auditioned for the role of "Replicator Technician" in the beginning of season 4, and I got the part! In order to prepare for the audition, I went online to various Stargate websites and researched Replicators. A few months later, my agent called and said that I was being brought back to the show to play a "Female Technician" role, and I was super happy to be asked back. When I read the script and saw that my new character worked in the control room of Atlantis I was thrilled!

Sharon Taylor and David Nykll, courtesy of Joe Mallozzi's Blog Joe Mallozzi announced in his blog that your character now has a name - Amelia Banks. Does it make a difference if a character has a name or is only listed as "Technician"? Do you now have a parking lot and a trailer with your name on it when you're filming?

ST: When I was invited back for Season 5 to play the "Female Technician" again, I saw in the script that I had been given a name, Amelia Banks. Having a name didn't change the way I played the character, but it sure felt nice to have a name. No, I don't have a parking spot with my name on it (that's funny), and I'm still in the same trailer space that I was in before. Just the character name on the door has changed.

Stargate SG-1 / Star Wars / Pokemon - Video: Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Courtesy of HULU, a brief clip from the June 12 '08 episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, a skit between Conan O'Brien and the show's graphic designer, Pierre Bernard, on a topic...of the current tomato salmonella scare in the United States, compared to events in Stargate SG-1, Star Wars and Pokemon.

Nerding It Up For Pierre

EDIT: 6/13/08 @ 5:38 -- A transcription of the skit:

Conan: "I wanted to mention one of the big stories this week, everybody talking about the salmonella outbreak affecting certain type of tomatoes. It's been a big scare, a bunch of tomatoes affected by the salmonella outbreak. McDonald's, and other restaurants nationwide, have completely pulled tomatoes from their menu.

Well, everyone here on the show is very concerned about this. We often order food from local restaurants. We don't know which tomatoes are okay, which ones aren't. But there's one guy on our staff that doesn't care at all about this issue, I'm talking about one of our graphic designers, Pierre Bernard."

(Still photo of Pierre shown on TV. Audience claps and laughs.)

Conan: There he is. He just doesn't care. I thought we should bring Pierre out here, and find out about his lack of interest in this issue. So, here he is everybody, Pierre Bernard."

(Pierre enters the studio, audience cheers and claps.)

Conan: "Now, Pierre, is it true that you just don't care about the salmonella outbreak affecting the tomatoes?"

Pierre: "I couldn't care less, Conan."

Conan: "Okay. But you ARE very interested in scifi television shows and Japanese anime, is that correct?"

Pierre: "It's my life."

Conan: "Okay. Well, I had an idea. Maybe, I can make you interested in the tomato salmonella outbreak, by talking about it in terms you'd understand, in a little segment I'd like to call, "Nerding It Up For Pierre."

(Audience cheers)

Conan: "All right, Pierre. In order for you to understand which tomatoes to avoid, let's say that beefsteak and plum tomatoes are infected with evil, like Darth Vader in Star Wars episode 4, "A New Hope." But cherry tomatoes are like still young Anakin Skywalker in "Attack of the Clones," still unspoiled and unpoisoned by the Dark Side."

Pierre: "You mean like a Jedi Knight, cherry tomatoes have a high metachlorian count?"

(Audience laughs)

Conan: "Exactly. Yes. And this salmonella outbreak is like the sinister Ori plague launched by the Priors in season nine of Stargate SG-1."

Pierre: "The same plague that Orlin fought using his Ancient memory in 'The Fourth Horseman' episode?" (Very deadpan)

(Audience laughs)

Conan: (laughing) "Yes, Pierre. (laughing) So convincing. (Camera switches to Pierre, who is trying to keep from breaking up laughing.) The very one, as if you just read it! Ah...And the FDA is using its powers to defeat the tomatoes in the same way that a Pinkachu on Pokemon would use its electric tail shock to gather berries for monster trainer Ash."

Pierre: "Wow. I had no idea that a salmonella outbreak affecting only specific types of tomatoes could be so incredibly fascinating." (Very droll. Audience laughs)

Conan: "Well now, maybe you'll pay closer attention next time you're at your neighborhood McDonald's."

Pierre: "Actually Conan, I'm not allowed within 50 yards of my neighborhood McDonald's. The girls who work the shake machine took out a restraining order against me. So long everybody." (Waves goodbye to the audience, audience cheers and applauds.)

Conan: (laughing) "Could we send him to an improv class? (laughing) I'll pay for it!"

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate - NEW Photos June 13 '08

The MGM Stargate site has 10 NEW publicity stills from Stargate: Continuum on June 13 '08. Some of these photos are new to the MGM Stargate site only (they have been previously provided, either by Andreas at GateWorld Forum [Thank YOU, Andreas], or by the MySpace Stargate Central Command or the Facebook Stargate Official Fanpage sites).

Oh -- and some of the "darker" photos I tried to brighten a bit, because they were really, really hard to see (of course, could be my old eyesight only).

Please follow the links (below) for the full-size, high-resolution format of these photos.

Behind the Scenes Photos


Director Martin Wood

Director of Photography Peter Woeste, Martin Wood, and Cliff Simon (Ba'al)

Previously provided

Amanda Tapping, Ben Browder and Michael Shanks




Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder)

Previously provided

Nicole De Boer - NYC: Tornado Terror

[NOTE: Nicole De Boer is guest starring in Stargate Atlantis' season five episode,

From Broadcasting and Cable:

Sci Fi Pulls Tornado Film

Sci Fi Channel Pulls NYC: Tornado Terror Due to Tornado Deaths in Iowa

By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 6/12/2008 11:56:00 PM

Sci Fi Channel said Thursday that it was pulling the premiere of its original "Scinema Saturday" movie, NYC: Tornado Terror, which was to have debuted at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 14.

The move comes in the wake of the Iowa tornado this week that killed four teen-agers in a Boy Scout camp in the western part of the state.

Executives at the channel discussed the move Thursday and initially contemplated going ahead with the show but putting a content warning at the beginning and one at the end pointing viewers to to support relief efforts.

But after further discussion, those executives ultimately concluded that it would not be appropriate to go ahead with the airing at this time, a network spokeswoman said. The promos for the show are also being pulled.

There was no word yet on what will go in its place or when the film will be rescheduled.

Stargate / Doctor Who / Battlestar - SciFi Friday Line Up June 13 '08

The SciFi Channel's (US) SciFi Friday line up for June 13 '08 is:










Stargate photos courtesy of GateWorld

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'I'm a Frakin' Cylon?'

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, 'I'm a Frakin' Cylon?'

Battlestar Galactica

Web Exclusive |05:01 |

The actors who play the final four discuss how they felt when they found out they were Cylons.

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: NEW Poll June 13 '08

From MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to respond to the poll.)


Which of the following has made you look forward to Continuum the most?

1. Strength of Ark of Truth

2. Internet Buzz

3. Continuum trailer