Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett's Wedding

From Zimbio:

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Photos of David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay) and Jane Loughman's wedding on June 21, 2008 in Warwick Castle at Long Itchington, Warwickshire, England.

Congratulations and best wishes to David, Jane and their son, Sebastian!

Jared Padalecki - Supernatural - The Bod Squad Photo

From the June 30 - July 13th issue of the print TV Guide (US), page 32:

There's a reason Jared Padalecki dubs himself the trash compactor. The 6-foot-4 Supernatural hottie devours barbecue, ice cream, cookies and burgers in an effort to put on pounds.

"I do not at all watch what I eat, I refuse," says Padaleck, 25. "I eat a bunch of junk, and I always try to make sure I'm having enough protein -- otherwise I'll lose weight."

On a typical day, he'll wake up with a protein shake, get a brisket sandwich on his way to work and eat white-chocolate-chip-macadamia-nut cookies on set. And that's before his lunch of meat, Caesar salad, fruit and ice cream. To maintain his muscles, the once skinny, runty kid now pumps iron four to five days a week, bulking up with free weights, a bench press, pull-ups and push-ups. For cardio, he jogs outside with his two rescue dogs.

"My ideal day is: work out, play with my dogs, read and go to a steak house and have a big fat steak and wine," he says. "I really to make sure I eat and eat and eat."

Uh, yeah. We have that problem too.

SGA - Joe Flanigan - Hollywood Exclusive: Flanigan Hopes For More Character Development

From Hollywood Exclusive by Marilyn Beck & Stacy Jenel Smith:


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Flanigan Hopes For More Character Development On 'Stargate Atlantis'

THE VIDEOLAND VIEW: The fifth season of "Stargate Atlantis" launches July 11 — with several cast changes, including a shift from starring to recurring status for Amanda Tapping, and Robert Picardo essentially taking her place as the mission leader on the Sci-Fi series. This "could be" a transitional year, agrees the show's wryly witty star, Joe Flanigan.

"I've been tempered by my experience not to make any bold statements. It's definitely been a different experience for us with the changes. The storylines seem to be a little more sophisticated." But he can't talk about them. Offers Flainigan, "I'll give you one secret: I don't die."

Flanigan does say, "I'd like to see a little more exploration of my character. They're kind of working on a couple of ideas we could possibly do. I certainly don't feel the well is dry in terms of continuing to make these characters interesting. Still, there's no doubt about it — the challenge of keeping a character dynamic through a number of seasons is a real one. In the genre of science fiction maybe less so, because you're dealing with big external threats and bizarre situations," he says.

"Luckily, we all like each other and keep each other sane, which is a major plus," he adds. "If you're going to spend this much time on a project, you'd better enjoy the people you're working with."


'Dexter' wins Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series at Saturn Awards '08

From TV Week News:


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“Dexter” didn’t walk away empty-handed, however, winning syndicated/cable television series

The nominees were:


DEXTER (Showtime)


STARGATE SG-1(Sci Fi Channel / MGM)


KYLE XY (ABC Family)


Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: Video: The Return of Richard Dean Anderson

From MGM Stargate:


A NEW video, The Return of Richard Dean Anderson in Continuum

Includes several clips from the movie with Jack O'Neill!

And there's...cake!

Screen prints:

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Video: 'Saga of a Star World - Part 1'

Please step into the time machine (HULU) as we travel back to 1978 and the premiere episode of Battlestar Galactica Classic, 'Saga of a Star World - Part 1,' starring Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Terry Carter, Tony Swartz, Herb Jefferson Jr., Maren Jensen and Noah Hathaway. Guest stars include Lew Ayres, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Colicos, Laurette Spang, Jane Seymour, Ray Milland, Ed Begley Jr., Rick Springfield, Randi Oakes and Sarah Rush.

When the Cylons trick the human fleet and destroy all its ships except the Battlestar Galactica, Commander Adama gathers up the remaining humans from the 12 colony worlds and leads them in a search of the legendary 13th colony: Earth.

Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide: Jason Momoa

From the June 23-29 '08 issue of TV Guide:

Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide: Season 5 Premiere Article

From the June 30 - July 13 issue of TV Guide:


Friday 10/9C SciFi

Cliff-hanger alert: in the Season 4 finale, most of the Stargate: Atlantis gang were pinned underneath a crumbling building booby-trapped by the nefarious Wraith Michael (Connor Trinneer). While they escape in the Season 5 opener, it's not before Sheppard experiences a weird hallucination about the kidnapped Teyla. So what else can fans anticipate this season?

"We're going to hit 100 episodes, says executive producer Martin Gero, "and an unlikely love triangle [will] develop [involving] McKay, Keller and Ronon."

Expect an even bigger change for Robert Picardo's uptight Richard Woolsey, who will succeed Samantha Carter as team leader since Amanda Tapping is moving on to SciFi's Sanctuary.

There's also a treat in store for SG-1 fans when Michael Shanks' Daniel Jackson visits in the mid-season finale to help McKay solve a mystery with some "really good bad guys."

Says Gero, "It's just what the fans want to see."

Should be out of this world.

- GJ Donnelly

Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 - Video: 'All Alone in the Night'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'All Alone in the Night,' starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs and Bill Mumy. Guest stars include Joshua Cox, Robert Foxworth, Jsu Garcia, Robin Sachs and Marshall R. Teague.

Sheridan is captured and experimented upon by aliens. Delenn is removed from the Grey Council. Sheridan receives unsettling information from his superiors.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Promotional Stills from "Search and Rescue"

Stargate Atlantis' fifth season premiere episode, "Search and Rescue," airs Friday, July 11 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite)

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett), Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell), Ronon and Shep

Teyla and son

Teyla and Kanaan

Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo)

Stargate SG-1 - HypaSpace Podcast: Michael Shanks Audio Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Podcast:



June 20 -

This week we have interviews with Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos, Musicians Thomas Dolby, and Coheed and Cambria's Claudio Sanchez. As well, producer Johanna Ryan drops by to share a hilarious BSG related story, and I teleport into the vault for advice on how to act a love scene with actor Michael Shanks.

Podcast Link

The Colbert Report - Video: June 9th Episode

Courtesy of HULU, The Colbert's Report June 9th episode.

Journalist Philip Weiss tells Stephen why sex and marriage don't always mix, as explored in his recent "New York Magazine" article, "The Affairs of Men."

Jared Padalecki - SciFi Universe: Video

At SciFi Universe:


A video of Supernatural's Jared Padalecki at last weekend's SupaNova con in Australia, answering the often asked question, "Captain Kirk or Captain Sparrow?"

The X-Files - Total SciFi: Gillian Anderson Interview

From Total SciFi:


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Posted on Tuesday 24 June 2008

Gillian Anderson: Reopening the X-Files

Gillian Anderson is best known for playing Dana Scully in the long running sci-fi series The X-Files. Anderson has now returned to the role in Chris Carter's new movie The X-Files: I Want to Believe. Words: David Grove

A brief excerpt:

How would you describe your relationship with David Duchovny?

We’re like siblings, and even though we’ve had our up and downs, and arguments over the years, we’ve always had a strong connection. We’ve always loved each other, and because we’ve been through so much together, working on the show, sometimes there’s a bit of hate that gets through. So it’s kind of a love-hate relationship we’ve had over the years.

Working on this film has made us both appreciate, more than we did when we were doing the series, how special these characters are, and that it would be great if we could build upon the characters and continue this thing on.

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'Angel'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'Angel,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Anthony Head and Kristine Sutherland. Guest stars include Mark Metcalf, Julie Benz and Andrew J. Ferchland.

A moment of passion turns to terror as Buffy discovers Angel's true identity and learns about the Gypsy curse that has haunted him for almost 100 years.

Sanctuary - Vancouver Province - These Shows Are Safe

From The Vancouver Province (Vancouver, BC, Canada):


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These shows are safe [from possible SAG strike]

Glen Schaefer, The Province

Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2008

- The digitally-shot paranormal series Sanctuary, starring Amanda Tapping, is being shot for Canada's Movie Channel and the U.S. Sci-Fi Network under an AFTRA contract. It shoots from May until September.


© The Vancouver Province 2008

Sanctuary is currently scheduled to premiere on the SciFi Channel (US) in October 2008.

David Boreanaz - Angel - Video: 'Lonely Hearts'

Courtesy of HULU, Angel's 'Lonely Hearts,' starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Glenn Quinn and Elisabeth Röhm. Guest stars include Lilli Birdsell, Obi Ndefo, Derek Hughes and Johnny Messner.

Angel tracks a worm-like demon that preys on lonely hearts at a hip nightclub.

Stargate: Continuum - Stargate Magazine Issue # 23

From Titan Magazines:




Stargate Heaven

As the release of Stargate: Continuum gets ever nearer, The Official Stargate SG-1/Atlantis Magazine begins its dedicated coverage of the much-anticipated DVD movie. Check out this page for sneak peeks of what to expect from the new issue, including cast and crew interviews, concept art, and more!

Stargate: Continuum preview

Following a special preview of Stargate: Continuum in Vancouver this spring, the editors of GateWorld.net, Darren Sumner and David Read, review the new movie in this issue. Get the lowdown on the story, and find out what these die-hard fans thought. The future is bright, believe us!

Issue Spotlight


The Official Stargate SG1/Atlantis Magazine takes an exclusive sneak peek at the incredible visual dimension of Stargate: Continuum. In the new issue, production designer James Robbins opens his sketchbook to reveal original concept art from the movie.


Cast Interviews

In this issue of The Official Stargate SG-1/Atlantis Magazine, key cast members lift the lid on Stargate: Continuum. Ben Browder tells us why his character Cameron Mitchell isn’t getting an ass-kicking (this time!), Amanda Tapping (Sam Carter) reveals all about the Arctic adventure of a lifetime, Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson) talks losing a leg and hanging with the National Guard, and the boss-man himself, Don Davis (General George Hammond), tells us about playing the character that changed his career.

Deep Freeze Director – Martin Wood

Martin Wood talks submarines, big budgets, and working with a chilled out cast on Stargate: Continuum: “The first day we were up there, it was minus 56. We got off the plane and realized this is what we were up against. On the way there, we were reading “How to Survive in the Arctic.” Besides the weather, it was really logistics. It was a director, producer, and first AD kind of job where every day you have to figure out what you are going to do – who goes in the helicopter right now, and when is the submarine coming?”

Playing for Time

Time travel was first introduced to Stargate SG-1 in the episode 1969, and since then has featured regularly in the team’s adventures. These jaunts through the space-time continuum make for entertaining stories, but are they based on science fact or are they pure science fiction? In the new issue of The Official Stargate SG-1/Atlantis Magazine, get to grips with the “grandfather paradox” and the “multi-universe theory”, and delve into the history of time travel on the shows.


Ba’al is back!

The actor behind Ba-al, Cliff Simon, talks villainy, going toe-to-toe with Jack O’Neill and his favorite boots…

Exclusive Fiction

Post Mortem: McKay, Sheppard and Weir come to terms with Carson Beckett’s death in Karen Miller’s short story.

Toy Town

Diamond Select Toys unveil their latest Stargate creations at the American International Toy Fair in NYC.

Come Dine With Me

News and photos from the recent annual GateWorld Dinner at the Creation Convention in Vancouver.

Big Finish

Big Finish
producer Sharon Gosling spills the beans on Stargate audio dramas.

Poster Exclusive

Get your bedroom wall fix with a Stargate: Continuum pull-out – exclusive to the magazine!