Sunday, June 22, 2008

Stargate: Continuum - SciFi Weekly: Interviews with Brad Wright, N. John Smith and James Robbins

From the SciFi Channel's SciFi Weekly:

(Please follow the link for the complete interviews.)


June 23, 2008

Go behind the scenes as the cast of Stargate returns for the direct-to-DVD adventure Continuum

By Interviewer Saravanan

Stargate fans who've been longing for more adventures with the SG-1 team will get another chance to catch up with their old friends next month when Stargate: Continuum arrives on DVD. Where the first direct-to-DVD movie, The Ark of Truth, devoted itself to tying up loose threads from the series, Continuum is an alternate-timeline story. It will give fans a chance to see some familiar faces as they've never seen them before.

After a press preview screening in Vancouver, we sat down to talk about the behind-the-scenes aspects of making new Stargate movies with writer and show runner Brad Wright, executive producer N. John Smith and production designer James Robbins.

Brad Wright photo courtesy of MGM Stargate

A brief excerpt:

Brad Wright, although Continuum is a direct-to-DVD film, we just saw it on a big screen, and it looked great. Was a theatrical release considered? Or is it a possibility for future Stargate movies?

Wright: The reasons that this could never be theatrical are entirely business and not at all creative. Apparently it had to do with pre-existing deals with the original feature film and subsequent production. In other words, we would have to go into a theatrical release with a lot of deals already made. We can't just make a movie and put it on the screen. But Charlie Cohen can green-light two DTV movies.

That said, one of the reasons I wanted to do Continuum was as an audition to prove we could do Stargate as a theatrical release. If this does as well as I hope and think it will do internationally, we may get that shot.

Stargate Atlantis - Video: Second Promo Commercial

The SciFi Channel's second promo commercial for Stargate Atlantis season premiere, premiering Friday July 11 at 10pm.

NOTE: The Elizabeth Weir (Torri Higginson) scenes in the promo are from previous appearances in Stargate Atlantis ("The Long Goodbye" and "This Mortal Coil") and NOT from season five.

Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 - Video: 'The Coming of Shadows'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'The Coming of Shadows,' starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik. Guest stars include Turhan Bey, Jeff Conaway, Fredric Lehne and Malachi Throne.

The Centauri Emperor (TURHAN BEY) visits Babylon 5 for some surprising reasons. Londo makes plans with the Shadows to ignite a war with the Narns. Garibaldi receives a strange message from an old friend.

Stargate SG-1 - Season 2 Mini-Marathon Thur. June 26 '08

The SciFi Channel has scheduled a Stargate SG-1 season two mini-marathon for Thursday June 26:





12:00P BANE

1:00P THE TOK'RA, PT. 1

2:00P THE TOK'RA, PT. 2


Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate Atlantis - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes June 23 '08

The Stargate Atlantis 5pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of June 23 '08 are:

6/23/2008 THE SIEGE - PART 1

6/24/2008 THE SIEGE - PART 2

6/25/2008 THE SIEGE - PT 3

6/26/2008 THE INTRUDER

6/27/2008 RUNNER

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'The Pack'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'The Pack,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head. Guest stars include Ken Lerner, Eion Bailey, Michael McCraine and Brian Gross.

A field trip to the zoo turns deadly after Xander and a clique of mean-spirited kids become possessed by the spirit of a demonic breed of hyena.

Battlestar Galactica - Diamond Select Toys: NEW Cylon Centurion!

From Diamond Select Toys:

New SDCC Exclusive Cylon!

Get ready for a Cylon invasion at this July's San Diego Comic Con because Diamond Select Toys has unveiled plans for an exclusive "Valley of Darkness" Cylon Centurion! Based on the bloody second season episode, these nonstop murderous machines are sure to make a killing!

Only available at the Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607) during this year's San Diego Comic Con, the "Valley of Darkness" Cylon features a bloody hand-print from one of Galactica's crew members unlucky enough to encounter the rampaging Cylon Centurions. Intent on destroying the ship by any means necessary, these Cylon Centurions have only one thing on their mechanical minds...

Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios, this spectacular release features an awe-inspiring level of detail - including working piston joints and an astonishing 20 points of articulation. The "Valley of Darkness" Cylon Centurion will retail for $16. Stay tuned for more news and updates as the San Diego Comic Con approaches!