Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sanctuary - GateWorld: Sanctuary to premiere October 3

From GateWorld:

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Sanctuary to premiere October 3


Amanda Tapping's new fantasy series is coming to SCI FI this fall, the week after Atlantis finishes its summer run.

A brief excerpt:

Amanda Tapping's new fantasy series Sanctuary is coming to SCI FI Channel on October 3, the week after Atlantis finishes its summer run. The show will have a 2-hour premiere, according to The Futon Critic.

Supernatural - Merchandise - Supernatural Blanket

From TV Merchandise:

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Design for the Supernatural blanket

Supernatural blanket


GIANT 70" x 54" (178cm x 137cm) Supernatural Throw Blanket. They are 100% Cotton and Prewashed. Each Throw is woven from colored yarn, so the image is actually woven with individual colors and not printed. They are color fast and should be washed in cold water. They are created from about 8 miles of yarn and weigh about 4 lbs. Created and Designed by the same Supernatural Crew Member who brought you the line of custom mugs as Special Gifts to Cast & Crew.


Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Planet: Paul McGillion Interview

From Stargate Planet:


The interview is currently ONLY available in German, however, an English translation is in the process:


Using the Google Translator, here's an English excerpt:

Paul McGillion was born in Scotland, but grew up in Canada. We know him as "Dr. Carson Beckett" for Atlantis and we are grateful that his agent has made this telephone interview available and that Paul McGillion, despite a tight time schedule, has taken the time to speak with us. Your role in the fifth seasons of Atlantis... The premiere is July 11 '08. In how many episodes are you and what can Beckett fans expect of their favorite Doctor?

PMG: First of all, beautiful greetings to the German fans. You are the best. Regarding Stargate Atlantis, I am scheduled for five episodes. Three of them I have already filmed. The first of these is called "The Seed" - Will Waring directed. Do you like Will Waring as a director?

PMG: No. (then he laughs). Yes. Yes, of course. He makes his case well. He knows exactly how my role right across. As a result, I am working with Robert Picardo together - a pleasant cooperation. The second episode with "Beckett" is "Whispers", written by Joe Mallozzi and again leads Will Waring fantastic director. He is a great introduction and shows a lot of assets for my role. We sit in the impact on this planet. There are many Sheppard / Beckett scenes and this women's team is with us. A real horror series with a lot of fog. The third, which we have just twisted, "Outsiders". As Alan McCullough shows much sensitivity for my role. There are many interactions between McKay and Beckett. A kidnapping, a moral dilemma… more but I would not be betrayed.


Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Chick: Contest for SGA Season 4 DVD

From SciFi Chick:

Stargate: Atlantis Season Four Giveaway!

Jul.04, 2008 in Giveaways

M80 is offering giveaway copies of Stargate: Atlantis Season Four to 2 lucky winners! (DVD details [at the link above].)

Contest is open to everyone. To enter, just fill out the form [at the link above] (be sure to type your name!). Contest ends July 21st. I’ll draw names on July 22nd, and notify winner via email and website.

Good luck!

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld: GateWorld Is On iTunes!

From GateWorld:

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GateWorld Is On iTunes!


Now it's even easier to take GateWorld on the go, as the Web site makes the leap onto your iPod.

A brief excerpt:

Now it's even easier to take GateWorld on the go, as the Web site makes the leap onto your iPod! The GateWorld Audiocast is now available as a free podcast on iTunes.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos from 'The Seed'

The Stargate Atlantis season five episode, 'The Seed,' airs on the SciFi Channel on Friday, Julu 18 at 10pm. (For larger sizes of these photos, please to GateWorld Forum).

NEW Photos

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa), Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell), Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan), Dr. Rodney McKay, Nurse Marie (Linda Ko), Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion), and Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo)

Richard Woolsey, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, and Shep

Variations of photos previously provided

Teyla and Woolsey

Woolsey, Shep, Beckett, Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite)

Previously provided photos



Hellboy 2 - Video: Inside the Actor's Studio with Hellboy

With many thanks to SF Signal for the heads up on this YouTube video (of a TV commercial with James Lipton and Ron Perlman promoting Hellboy 2):

Stargate Atlantis - Slice of SciFi: Stargate: Atlantis Updates

From Slice of SciFi:

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Stargate: Atlantis Updates

Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 3 Jul 2008

Now that the highly popular spin-off series “Stargate: Atlantis” will be returning for its 5th season on July 11 we can tell you that beginning next week we will have exciting interviews for you from two of the shows most favored stars — Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett) and Rachel Luttrell (Teyla). Our intrepid roving reporter Linda Craddock was able to talk with each between takes on the set of Atlantis, so be looking for those soon right here on the Slice of SciFi website.

In other Atlantis updates:

Paul McGillion


Amanda Tapping - Creation: Amanda Tapping Headlines Two Conventions

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


Amanda would travel light ears to be with her fans

Grand Slam Sci-Fi Summit Stargate and Stargate Atlantis Convention

We are over the top happy to announce that all-time favorite sci-fi star AMANDA TAPPING will be headlining two of our major upcoming conventions in 2009. Amanda, star of STARGATE SG-1, STARGATE ATLANTIS and the eagerly awaited new Sci-Fi Channel Series SANCTUARY, will be with us at GRAND SLAM: THE SCI FI SUMMIT MAY 1-3, 2009 in Los Angeles and also at The Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS CONVENTION in VANCOUVER on APRIL 2-5, 2009.

For several years Ms. Tapping has been the most requested guest by our audiences and we've been trying! Now, fates are with us and we're proud to present this very talented lady to her legion of fans!

Make your plans now to attend and land great seats by clicking below. Amanda's photo ops and autograph tickets are also available now too!



Thomas Jane - Total SciFi: Tentacles & terror in The Mist

From Total SciFi:

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Posted on Thursday 03 July 2008

Thomas Jane: Tentacles & terror in The Mist

Thomas Jane’s career has taken in the likes of Deep Blue Sea, Dreamcatcher and The Punisher, and he has also appeared in non-genre movies such as Stander and The Sweetest Thing. He talks to David Grove about his new film, an adaptation of the Stephen King story The Mist.

Are you a big genre fan?

TJ: "Yes, I love horror and science fiction. I actually did my own comic book called Bad Planet, which I created with Steve Niles. It was about an alien organism that attacks Earth. It was an idea I came up with when I was recovering from an accident a couple of years ago and I started having these hallucinations about aliens. The comic was well received and I’m actually trying to develop some movie projects with my partners. I want to do more comics in the future because that’s something I love doing very much.

As for acting, I’ve been in movies like The Punisher and Dreamcatcher and I think I bring a lot of enthusiasm and energy to genre projects because I’m such a big fan."


The Mist opens in UK cinemas on 4 July 2008.

Stargate Atlantis - Total SciFi: Review of Search and Rescue

From Total SciFi:

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Posted on Thursday 03 July 2008

Stargate: Atlantis: Search and Rescue (season 5, episode 1)

Amanda Tapping as Col. Samantha Carater and Jewel Staite as Dr. Jennifer Keller from Search and Rescue

TV episode review

US airdate 11 July 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

Having been caught in the explosion in Michael's lab, Ronan, Sheppard, Lorne and McKay await rescue. Carter leads a team of engineers in an attempt to reach them before Michael, alerted by the triggering of his trap, arrives at the planet…


Stargate SG-1 - "Space Race" - Actor as Tech Con Security Guard

From the Brooks Van Norman web site:

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Becoming Half Alien on Stargate SG-1

Being part of a sci-fi TV series was fun - even it was only as half human, grunt security guard. Having spent many years in Vancouver, I know how important the film and TV business is.

Spending some time on set was something that I wanted to do for a while so that I could learn more about production, camera work and editing.

As it turned out, I learned a lot about patience and not much about production. However, it was still a very fun experience to be on a few show and I did learn a few things about camera work.

Stargate SG-1’s production involves a ton of post-production editing for special effects and sound that you don’t see on set.

This particular episode that I was on filmed in Vancouver during the early spring. The show aired months later as Episode 8 in Season 7.

If you’re interested in the full screenplay of this particular episode, you can download it from MGM’s site here.

I was scheduled to be on set for the whole day… and I mean the WHOLE DAY.

My call time was 5:10 am. This means that I had to be ready for make up about 30 minutes later. I had my own trailer room to get changed in and store my belongings.


Photo courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - The Futon Critic: SGA Fall Finale 9/26, Sanctuary Premiere 10/3

From The Futon Critic:

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LOS ANGELES ( -- Sci Fi has firmed up its fall rollout plans, network sources have confirmed to the site today.

Here's a breakdown of what to expect:


-- "Stargate Atlantis" will wrap the front half of its fifth season on Friday, September 26 at 10:00/9:00c. Newcomer "Sanctuary" launches the following Friday on October 3 with a special two-hour premiere. Said drama is being billed as "the first television series to feature live-action actors against primarily virtual sets."

Stargate Atlantis - TV Squad: Mallozzi/Picardo on SGA Season 5

From TV Squad:

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Robert Picardo and Joseph Mallozzi on season five of Stargate Atlantis

Posted Jul 3rd 2008 11:01AM by Richard Keller

Rachel Luttrell as Teyla Emmagan and Robert Picardo as Richard Woolsey

After a fairly brief hiatus (only 4 months) Stargate Atlantis returns to the SciFi channel with all new episodes starting on July 11th. Now entering its fifth season, the show is reaching a turning point thanks to a number of off-season cast changes. First and foremost in is the replacement of Amanda Tapping's Colonel Samantha Carter as administrator of Atlantis with Robert Picardo's Richard Woolsey. This is one year after Tapping replaced Tori Higginson on the show. It's an interesting turn of events since Woolsey has not been the most popular of characters in the entire Stargate franchise. And, as the character has never been a people person, there is bound to be some conflict between members of the Atlantis team and himself.

In order to hash this all out, Picardo and Atlantis executive producer Joseph Mallozzi got together with the press to answer some questions about Woolsey and Atlantis, the shows 100th episode, and how Picardo looks in a jumpsuit.


On the passing of Don S. Davis: "Don had a bigger heart and was even nicer than the role he played on SG-1", said Mallozzi. When he came to Stargate during season four, Davis warmly welcomed Joe to the set. Mallozzi added that he is proud to call Davis a true friend. and he will be missed by fans and anyone who worked with him.


How Picardo looks in the command uniform: Picardo said wearing the command uniform is a bit of a change for a character who has worn a business suit for the last 30 years. Saying that, he looks okay in the uniform. "It's good to have a trim butt in science fiction."

Stargate Atlantis - Movie Central (Canada): Search and Rescue Premiere July 14

From Movie Central (Canada):

Stargate Atlantis

Weekdays at 8pm MT

Get ready for the new season of Stargate Atlantis on July 14 with a re-airing of Season 4 beginning Monday, July 7. In the season premiere, the damaged Atlantis automatically starts to shut down its artificial gravity, collapsing its protective shields. It's up to Dr. Rodney McKay to find a solution. Starring Amanda Tapping, Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell. [HD]

Stargate Atlantis Eps. #80

"Search And Rescue" - Season 5 premiere. Atlantis races against time to save team members trapped in a collapsed compound and rescue a pregnant Teyla from Michael's clutches.


July 14 at 8:00 PM - MC1
July 14 at 8:00 PM - HD1
July 20 at 6:00 AM - MC4
July 20 at 6:00 AM - HD2
July 20 at 5:00 PM - HD2
July 20 at 5:00 PM - MC4

In checking their schedule for the repeats of season 4 episodes, it seems they're repeating every season 4 episode EXCEPT for "The Last Man."

David Boreanaz - Angel - Video: 'I Will Remember You'

Courtesy of HULU, Angel's 'I Will Remember You,' starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter and Glenn Quinn. Guest stars include Carey Cannon, Randall Slavin and Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Angel grapples with the dilemma of whether or not to renew his relationship with Buffy when exposure to demon blood causes him to become mortal once more.

Stargate Atlantis - SF Signal: SGA Season 4 DVD Contest & The X-Files!

From SF Signal:

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GIVEAWAY: The X-Files and Stargate: Atlantis DVDs

We have an very cool giveaway for our readers, courtesy of Fox. We have 2 different DVD sets up for grabs:

The X-Files Revelations is a two-disc DVD set selected by series creator Chris Carter himself. All eight full hour episodes in the compilation include special on-camera introductions by Carter and producer Frank Spotnitz, revealing why each were chosen and how they relate to the highly anticipated feature film, invading theaters on July 25th...


We also have season 4 of Stargate: Atlantis! In Season Four, SG-1's Award- Winning star Amanda Tapping crosses over as the new leader, joining the Atlantis cast as television's favorite astrophysicist Commander Samantha Carter, along with the return of Jewel Staite (Firefly, Serenity) reprising her role of Dr. Keller, a physician who joins the Atlantis expedition.


What's really cool is that we have not 1, but 2 sets of each up for grabs! And so, to the rules:

1. Send an email to: contest [at] sfsignal [dot] com

2. In the subject line put either "Xfiles" or "Stargate", to let us know which set you'd like.

3. Only one email per person, per set please. This means if you'd like a shot at both, you'll have to send us two emails.

4. Please include a snail mail address so the sets can be shipped out to you.

5. This contest will run for two weeks, ending just before midnight on July 16th. The sets should be shipped out within the week following.

6. Sit back and wait in breathless anticipation for your congratulatory email!

If you like free stuff, and who doesn't?, now is your chance to score some cool SF swag. Send in those emails!

Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 - Video: 'And Now for a Word'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'And Now for a Word,' starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik. Guest stars include Granville Ames, Joshua Cox, Christopher Curry and Kim Zimmer.

A reporter arrives on Babylon 5 as a battle erupts, and crew members and ambassadors give revealing interviews.