Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Season 5 Photo Section

The MGM Stargate site now has a Stargate Atlantis Season Five photo section, with 27 photos. Some of the photos have been previously provided, please follow the links to view the photos in their original full-size, high-resolution formats.

Wraitherized Athosians

Maj. Evan Lorne (Kavan Smith)

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell)

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

Col. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) and Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo)

McKay and Lorne

Kanaan (Patrick Sabongui)

McKay and Shep

Also, the Stargate Atlantis Behind The Scenes section has added five NEW photos from Search and Rescue:

Executive Producer Joseph Mallozzi and Amanda Tapping (Col. Samantha Carter)

Director Andy Mikita

Leela Savasta (Capt. Alicia Vega) and Stargate armorer, Rob Fournier

Script Supervisor Terry Murray, Director Andy Mikita and Amanda Tapping

McKay, Rod McKay...007

Stargate Atlantis - The Media Pundit: Stargate Week: Search & Rescue

From The Media Pundit:

(Please follow the link for the complete preview.)

Stargate Week: Search & Rescue

July 9, 2008 in Television

Put simply, I loved this episode.


You will not be disappointed this year if the premier is any indication of how the entire season will turn out, and I've no doubt that if they continue hitting their marks just as they've done with Search & Rescue that a sixth season will be ordered. That doesn't mean that it's going to come free, though. If you want it as a fan, your job is to watch it on TV instead of on your computer and to introduce your friends and family to the show if you can.

The more people that watch this show, the better.

It really deserves it.

This post is part of a week-long series on Stargate Atlantis. All posts can be found here.

Stargate Atllantis - Joe Flanigan appearance on Chelsea Lately on E!

With many thanks to cc_mac from GateWorld Forum for the e-mail heads up.

Joe Flanigan is scheduled to appear on the Chelsea Lately show on the E! cable channel on Monday, July 14.

Mo 7/14: Joe Flanigan, Hyla Matthews, Brad Sherwood, Josh Wolf

According to TV Guide Online, this episode is scheduled to air on:

E! Mon, Jul 14, 11:30P Chelsea Lately
E! Tue, Jul 15, 2:30A Chelsea Lately
E! Tue, Jul 15, 6:30P Chelsea Lately

Please confirm with your local listings for the channel, date and time.

Profiles in History: Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 32:

From Profiles in History:

Hollywood Memorabilia Auction 32

Visit us to see our exciting new Hollywood Auction Items!

Thursday and Friday
August 31 and July 1, 2008
11:00 a.m. PST each day.

We would like to dedicate this sale to the memory of our friend, the legendary Academy Award-winning visual effects, animatronic and make-up genius, Stan Winston.

You can view and download the full print catalog by clicking on the following link:

Download the Auction Catalog.

Dear Collector,

Welcome to our Summer,2008 auction of Hollywood memorabilia! This sale features over 1,000 unique pieces of Hollywood history, from the silent era to modern sci-fi classics and everything in between. The auction opens with a wonderful selection of Fine Art Photography, including original unpublished Gallery Exhibition Portraits from the Estate of Ernest A. Bachrach.

Later in the sale, you’ll find a wonderful collection of original design maquettes and screen-used visual effects creatures and puppets of some of the most iconic characters ever created for film, including the Jurassic Park series, Small Soldiers, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, among others. This incredible offering represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire some of the most important visual effects pieces ever created for modern cinema, each of which pushed the boundaries of film technology to new heights while simultaneously bringing new and exciting characters to life on the silver screen. Each is accompanied with a letter of authenticity from the Stan Winston Studio.

Next, we have the pleasure to offer you a few iconic pieces from the collection of Academy Award-winning Visual Effects wizard, Richard Edlund, including a T.I.E. Fighter filming miniature used in the first Star Wars film and "Major Toht’s” melting skull used in the “Wrath of God” sequence in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

In addition, this sale features our largest superhero offering to date, including:

* A complete Christopher Reeve Superman costume
* Hugh Jackman “Wolverine” leather jacket from X-Men
* Ian McKellen “Magneto” costume from X-Men
* Tobey McGuire Spider-Man costume pieces
* Ben Affleck complete Daredevil costume
* Billy Zane complete costume as The Phantom
* Thomas Jane costume as The Punisher
* 1970s TV Reb Brown costume as Captain America
* Nicholas Hammond The Amazing Spider-Man costumes.

Also featured is an unprecedented array of Forbidden Planet pieces including a hero ray gun with holster, crewman’s costume, a pair of illuminating force field fence posts, a working Krell Machine control panel and a Krell Machine concept painting.

As you thumb through the pages of this catalog, we hope each of you will find something new and exciting. And please remember that we’re always interested in your future consignments, for those who wish to pass ownership of their treasured pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on to new caretakers.


Other items included in the auction:

Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Wars


Conan the Barbarian

A Knight's Tale

The Mummy Returns

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

Courtesy of MGM Stargate, this video clip includes several brief clips from the Stargate: Continuum movie, and comments from Brad Wright.

Stargate Atlantis - Facebook Official Stargate Fanpage: NEW Stargate Launcher

If you're a member of the Facebook Stargate Official Fanpage, there's a new application called Stargate Launcher.

With the Stargate Launcher application, you can:

* Pick an Item to Throw Through the Mini-Gate

* Transmit a Custom Image or Video

* Customize a Stargate Video

and then send to friends already on Facebook.

I sent a Facebook friend a Puddle Jumper:

And the Stargate on the right actually kawooshes as the puddle jumper flies through.

Yikes - I am a Geek!

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Sneak Preview NEW Tech Journal Section

From MGM Stargate's Stargate Atlantis section, a sneak preview of their new Tech Journal section (please follow the link to view the photo in its original full-size, high-resolution format):

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Video Trailer - 'Search and Rescue'

From MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to view the trailer in its original size.)

Search and Rescue

1:05 24MB
Watch it in real time! All new episodes of Stargate Atlantis Fridays 10/9c only on SCI FI. Season Premiere: "Search and Rescue"

(David Hewlett provides the episode introduction.)

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Photos from 'Search and Rescue'

From MGM Stargate's Stargate Atlantis section (main page), stills from Search and Rescue (please follow the link for the full-size, high-resolution format of the photos):

Maj. Evan Lorne (Kavan Smith)

Dr Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Col. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) and Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite)

Capt. Alicia Vega (Leela Savasta)

Dr. Keller

Dr. Keller and Capt. Vega

Capt. Vega

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

The Dresden Files - Video: 'Birds of a Feather'

Courtesy of HULU, The Dresden Files' 'Birds of a Feather,' starring Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann, Raoul Bhaneja, Daniel Kash, Jonathan Higgins, and Matthew Knight. Guest stars include Dylan Everett, Heather Hanson and Earl Pastko.

Conrad Coates and Paul Blackthorne

A 10-year-old boy comes to Dresden claiming that monsters are after him. Dresden dismisses the boy's fears – until he belatedly realizes the kid is right.

Stargate Atlantis - Robert Picardo Interview

From's SciFi/Fantasy section:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Robert Picardo (photo courtesy of MGM Stargate)

Interview: Robert Picardo

The veteran actor talks about his new 'Atlantis' command

By Mark Wilson,

A week before the debut of Stargate Atlantis's fifth season I spent some time talking with the intelligent and funny Robert Picardo, who plays the new expedition commander Richard Woolsey. Picardo is well known not only for Woolsey, introduced in the seventh season of Stargate SG-1, but as the holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager and as Dr. Richard on China Beach (among many, many other roles). For an image gallery of Robert Picardo past and present, click here.

A brief excerpt:

You've got episodes coming up with Michael Shanks again.

Oh yeah, he's great, he's great fun. I love his character. And of course, the two of them together [David Hewlett and Michael Shanks], talking -- I was a fast talker, on Voyager. But I cede the competition to those guys [laughs]. I don't know that, even in my prime, when I could talk really fast, I could keep pace with them, but now I know I cannot.

Stargate: Continuum - Contest: Win Continuum DVD - US Only!

From Blog Talk Radio:


Win 'Stargate: Continuum' ... Beginning Tonight!

Hello, everyone!

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means! SyFy Radio goes live at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at

Tonight's guest is Tony Tellado, the host of Sci-Fi Talk Live which brings in interviews of celebrities recorded at different locations around the country. He has been a part of the science-fiction community for a long time, and will share some great stories about his past interactions with some famous faces.

If that weren't enough, tonight we start a contest where we'll give away copies of the upcoming "Stargate: Continuum" television movie, courtesy of SyFy Portal and MGM. We have three copies to give away total, but we'll give away one tonight, one next Wednesday when we welcome "The House Between's" John Kenneth Muir, and the final one next Saturday, July 19 to a lucky caller.

We'll kick off each show with a trivia question, and then when you hear the special sound effect, you'll need to be the third caller at (646) 200-3641. It's that easy, so make sure you're listening so that you can be one of the first to receive "Continuum" (although they won't be shipped until closer to its actual release date).

Be sure to join us tonight at 10 p.m. ET at!

On July 23, we'll welcome "Star Trek" legend George Takei as our special guest. And we'll have special shows coming to you from Vulkon Orlando ( July 19 and from San Diego Comic-Con the weekend after!

So lots of SyFy Radio this month ... and you don't want to miss it!

Stargate Atlantis - TrekMovie: Exclusive Robert Picardo Interview

From TrekMovie:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Exclusive Interview: Robert Picardo On Jumping From Star Trek To Stargate

July 8, 2008

by Anthony Pascale

Robert Picardo spent seven years as the holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager. The part, which grew to be a breakout role on the show, is just one of many memorable roles for the veteran actor who will soon be seen as a regular on Stargate Atlantis which premieres its 5th season this week. In an exclusive interview with TrekMovie, Picardo talks about his roles on Voyager, Atlantis and more.

A brief excerpt: Your Stargate character Richard Woolsey has evolved over time and started as a heavy and foil to Richard Dean Anderson on SG-1. You have spoken about how The Doctor on Voyager grew on people over time and the same has happened with Woolsey. Did you work with the Stargate writers on that character arc and evolution?

Robert Picardo: Oh, no. The writers at Stargate have very much their own ideas and plans for the character. I think what ended up helping me is when I did the first guest star the writers and producers, specifically Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, just decided they kind of liked me and kind of wanted me to hang around. The luckiest aspect was they introduced me as a heavy and then they thought about how to bring me back and they made the decision to make me kind of an unwitting heavy for the evil senator played by Ronnie Cox. And once I realized I was being manipulated, the audience was shown I had the best intentions. And then after that in subsequent episodes, for example "The Scourge", you got to see that my character even had the beginnings of some humorous foibles too. He was really great in a conference room, but you put him in a real situation and he just wasn’t cut out for it. There is a funny moment in "The Scourge" when Woolsey is hightailing it from these insect creatures and he outruns everybody else to save his ass. I think there is a certain inherent fun with taking a bureaucrat and putting him in a real situation.


The fifth season of SGA kicks off Friday July 11th on the Sci-Fi Channel

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: NEW Video - Along the Continuum (Pt. 1)

From MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to view the featurette in its original size.)

Along the Continuum (Pt. 1) - With Brad Wright

1:49 12MB

Along The Continuum with Brad Wright Executive Producer/Writer Brad Wright answers the Top 10 fan submitted questions about Stargate Continuum. On DVD July 29th.

(Includes behind-the-scenes clips from the movie's filming.)

Some screen prints from the video clip:

Richard Dean Anderson

Ben Browder and Amanda Tapping

Amanda saluting

Cliff Simon