Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stargate Continuum / Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - TV Guide: SciFi Preview July 14 - 20 '08

In this week's print TV Guide issue, week July 14 - 20 '08, the following Stargate items were included:


* Now on - Sneak Peek! Stargate Atlantis executive producer Joseph Mallozzi answers readers' burning questions

BREAKING NEWS TOP 10 (page 10)


Talk about a cool shoot! The latest SG-1 movie, 'Stargate: Continuum,' was filmed in the Arctic, not far from the top of the world. In the DVD, out on July 29, the SG-1 team is trapped after longtime alien enemy Ba'al (Cliff Simon) travels back in time, hijacks the first Stargate and stows it away in the Arctic ice to keep it away from humanity. For what's touted as the most northern movie production ever, Amanda Tapping, Ben Browder and Richard Dean Anderson filmed at a scientific station on a moving ice floe above the Arctic circle.

"We lived in plywood boxes with kerosene heaters and chipped ice to make water," Tapping tells TV Guide. Despite the -58 degree chill that gave her "a tiny bit" of frostbite on her cheek, Tapping says, "Ben and I were so giddy about walking in this vast wasteland. We made snow angels, giggling like 6-year olds."

"It was really nice to get the gang back together," Tapping says.

Includes photo of Cam, Daniel and Sam aboard the ship Achilles.

SCI-FI PREVIEW - The Future is NOW

(pages 30-31)

Photo of Woolsey, Shep, Zelenka, Teyla and Ronon

Stargate Atlantis (Fridays, 10/9C, SciFi Channel)

With Amanda Tapping off doing Sanctuary, Col. Sam Carter is gone. That leaves the officious Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo) in charge, and with a troublesome galactic coalition rising, Atlantis' fifth season brings lots of change. It's also a season of stellar returns, including an arc featuring dying clone Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) thawed out to fight a plague. Alien warrior Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) goes to the dark side after old buddy Tyre (Iron Chef America's Mark Dacascos) sells him out to the pasty-faced Wraith. Stargate SG-1's Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) crosses galaxies to collaborate with rival brainiac Rodney McKay (David Hewlett).

"The two of them are like the intergalactic Hardy Boys figuring out a mystery," jokes executive producer Joseph Mallozzi.

And a Vegas episode finds Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) in the midst of a CSI-like murder case.

- Ileane Rudolph


NEW - (Premieres this fall, SciFi Channel)

This series, created by Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1), was originally on the Web, and is the first to shoot almost entirely on green screen (a la "300"). It'll also use the new RED camera technology, which has four times the resolution of high-def TV. Amanda Tapping (also of Stargate) stars as 157-year old Helen Magnus, a doctor from the Victorian era who has now dedicated her life to tracking and protecting nature's strange and scary creatures.

"The public thinks these monsters are figments of the imagination - the stuff of lore and legend - but they're actually quite real," Kindler says. "We've created a world where the modern and the old collide. We'll do Jack the Ripper and some incredible mutant threat all in the same episode." - ML


Friday, 7/18


The team finds pretty Dr. Jennifer Keller unconscious with a bizarre web of tendrils sticking out of her body. Always expect weirdness in Atlantis, and in this story, look for an old friend to help bring her back to normal.

COUNTDOWN by Damian Holbrook - page 68

Ten interstellar bodies of sci-fi who rock our world

Jason Momoa - Stargate Atlantis

In space, no one can hear you scream. But you sure can hear the sighs when this strapping 6-foot-4 hunk unleashes his animal magnetism as Atlantis' resident warrior, Ronon Dex. His tall, dark and hottie routine more than makes up for the 'Predator' dreads.

Stargate: Continuum - DVD Sweepstakes and More... now has a section for Stargate: Continuum:


(Which is not active as yet)


* Continuum TV commercial

* Clip from the movie


22 photos -- they appear to be the same ones released by Stargate Hub, however, at least two of Cam Mitchell appear to be new

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Hewlett: 'Picardo brings sexy back'

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

Hewlett: 'Picardo brings sexy back'


Stargate Atlantis's David Hewlett talks about new co-star Robert Picardo, and what he brings to the veteran series.

A brief excerpt:

Stargate Atlantis actor David Hewlett ("Rodney McKay") is enthusiastic about his new co-star, sci-fi veteran Robert Picardo. Picardo plays Richard Woolsey on the series, making the leap from recurring guest star to full-time cast member in the new season that begins Friday.


Don't miss GateWorld's complete interview with David Hewlett later this week! The fifth season of Stargate Atlantis premieres Friday at 10 p.m. (9 Central) on SCI FI Channel in the U.S. In the United Kingdom, watch for the season premiere August 19 on Sky One, and in Canada July 14 on The Movie Network.

Stargate: Continuum: Stargate Planet: Steve Bacic Interview

From Stargate Planet:

Interview with Steve Bacic

Steve Bacic as Camulus and Vince Crestejo as Lord Yu



(Please follow a link above for the complete interview.)

Interview with Steve Bacic

Stargate-Planet, June 2008

We know Steve Bacic on Stargate SG-1 as "Camulus" and we're grateful that he's taking some time off his busy schedule to answer a few questions for our German website visitors.

A brief excerpt: Various actors/actresses of Stargate SG-1 mentioned the fun factor of filming Stargate. Did you have fun at the set? Any little anecdotes from the set you would like to share?

SB: well, I got to see Chris Judge shirtless, ha, ha, actually it was a pretty quick visit with the good folks at Stargate, It was nice re-visiting Camulus. I never get to wear a kilt.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld: NEW Poll July 10 '08

From GateWorld:

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


Would you listen to a weekly GateWorld / Stargate news and features podcast?

* Yes! I'd subscribe right now

* Yes, but not every week

* I might listen from time to time

* No, I'm not really interested

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Top 10 McKayism

From MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link for the complete list.)

Top 10 McKayism

July 10, 2008 (Products)

We asked – you answered. Check out the Top 10 McKayism soon to be featured as a ringtone! Thanks to all who entered!

And the Top 10 McKayism are...

10. "No no no no no, this sequence first and then the secondary code unless you're intentionally trying to blow us up, in which case, excellent work."

From Episode: Letters from Pegasus (# 1.17)
Submitted by: Ben, Location Unknown

9. "That would make it approximately the size of....I have no idea, but it sounds huge."

From Episode: Suspicion (# 1.05)
Submitted by: Holly from Dayton


Stargate Atlantis Ringtones coming soon! Check back for more details.

James Bond - Video: 'Quantum of Solace' Movie Trailer

'Quatum of Solace,' starring Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini and Neil Jackson, premieres November 7 '08.

Daniel Craig as Bond, James Bond...007

Eureka - Video: 'Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

At SciFi Video, 'Won't You be My Neighbor?' Season 3 video. (Please follow the link to view the video.)

The cast sings and dances to "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" New season Tuesday July 29 9/8C on the SciFi Channel (US).

Stargate: Continuum - Video: 'The Frozen Set'

Courtesy of MGM Stargate, a video featurette on Stargate: Continuum, 'The Frozen Set.' Includes several behind-the-scenes clips filming on the movie, micro-interviews with Cliff Simon, Amanda Tapping, Director Martin Wood and Brad Wright...and brief clips from the movie.

Supernatural - A Public Service Announcement from the TV addict:

This public service announcement is brought to you courtesy of the the TV addict:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

At this year's San Diego Comic Con, the Supernatural panel is scheduled for Sunday July 27 from 11:15AM—12:15PM in Room 6CDEF.

HOWEVER, the Supernatural autograph session, with Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki, is scheduled for Saturday July 26 from 5:00—6:00PM in the Warner Bros. Booth (#4329) on the main convention floor.

We now return you to your normal internet viewing.

Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 - Video: 'Confessions and Lamentations'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'Confessions and Lamentations,' starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs and Bill Mumy. Guest stars include Diane Adair, Joshua Cox, Andrew Craig and Maggie Egan.

Ancient beliefs, contemporary ignorance and futuristic medicine clash when a plague threatens the station.

James Marsters - Total SciFi: Interview

From Total SciFi:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Posted on Thursday 10 July 2008

James Marsters: “You guys like watching me getting humiliated…”

James Marsters has been a really busy guy lately. He’s returned to Smallville as Brainiac, taken on the role of Piccolo in the upcoming big screen version of Dragonball, had a recurring role on Torchwood, had a cameo as real-life serial killer Ted Bundy in the TV miniseries The Green River Killer and played a number of concerts in support of his new album, Like a Waterfall. Talking with the audience at Creation Entertainment’s Grand Slam convention in Burbank, California, Marsters talked about his latest projects and looked back at his time on Buffy.

How did you feel about not being a Big Bad on Buffy?

I was really, really, really mad about not being a Big Bad. [Marsters found out that as a regular, Spike was supposed to be pathetic.] But you guys like watching me get humiliated. I decided to suffer as beautifully as I could, with dignity.

How did you feel about the end of Buffy as a series?

The end of that show was not about Spike, it was about the Potentials. I would have liked the Potentials not to have been on the show. Lovely women, but I would have liked [Spike] to have chosen to sacrifice himself.

David Boreanaz - Angel - Video: 'Expecting'

Courtesy of HULU, Angel's 'Expecting,' starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof. Guest stars include Daphne Duplaix, Ken Marino and Josh Randall.

Angel and Wesley search for clues when Cordelia wakes up eight-and-a-half-months pregnant.

The X-Files / Battlestar Galactica / Doctor Who - SciFi Now Magazine Issue # 17

From Imagine Publishing:

Table of Contents

(for the complete TOC please follow the link)


Officially on sale 10th July, SciFiNow Issue 17 is the latest issue of the UK's fastest growing and biggest science fiction magazine. Here's a small taster of what's in store in our huge 148 page issue.


• Our news this month brings you the latest on Battlestar Galactica, the lowdown on the best films coming your way soon, and a look at the newest developments in genre TV.
• So Say We All! One on one with the Admiral himself - Edward James Olmos.
• An exclusive interview with Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter feature in our in-depth preview of The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
• Raiding tombs with our preview of The Mummy: Tomb Of The Dragon Emperor, featuring interviews with Brendan Fraser and Al Gough.
• A definitive, caped crusading feature on The Dark Knight, featuring one of Heath Ledger's final interviews.

The tangled web of government agencies, shadowy aliens and parasitic diesel releases issue 17 into all good newsagents on 10th July!

Those lucky enough to be subscribers will have made a huge 30% saving, so why not pop on over to our eShop and join them today at:

Stargate: Continuum / Atlantis - Video: Interviews with Cliff Simon and Torri Higginson

With many thanks to MartoufLeTokra at GateWorld Forum:

MartoufLeTokra has uploaded video interviews of Cliff Simon and Torri Higginson from their Reunion Stellaire II convention appearance on Reunion island on July 7/8 '08.

Cliff Simon

(Cliff says in his interview that Stargate: Continuum could spin off into its own TV series! Discusses working with Claudia Black and Christopher Judge on Continuum. Running time approximately six minutes 50 seconds.)

Torri Higginson (running time approx 12 minutes)

The interviews are in English, plus MartoufLeTokra has provided a transcript of the Torri Higginson video interview in both French and English (scroll down the page for the English portion). There are also some gorgeous photos of Torri at the site.

The Day The Earth Stood Still - Video: Movie Trailer

'The Day The Earth Stood Still' stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates and John Cleese. Filmed in Vancouver, BC, there are some familiar faces in the cast from both Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, including Aaron Douglas, Alisen Down, Lorena Gale, Patrick Sabongui, David Richmond-Peck, Daniel Bacon and Hiro Kanagawa.

This movie, a remake of the 1951 classic, is scheduled to be released December 12 '08.

Battlestar Galactica - The SciFi Guys: Edward James Olmos Video Interview

From The SciFi Guys:

(Download at the above link.)

Interviewed as part of this years London Expo Radio Live broadcast (in association with The London MCM Expo) Edward, who has also worked on shows such as Miami Vice, talks to Stuart about life on Battlestar and much more.

The Colbert Report - Video: June 19 Episode

Courtesy of HULU, The Colbert Report's June 19 '08 episode.

Bishop N.T. Wright, author of "Surprised by Hope," challenges Stephen to think differently about life after death.

Burn Notice - Photos from Second Season Premiere

The second season of Burn Notice premieres Thursday, July 10 at 10pm on the USA Network with 'Breaking and Entering.'

Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell)

Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar)

Sam and Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan)


Fiona and Michael

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'Some Assembly Required'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'Some Assembly Required,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz and Anthony Head. Guest stars include Robia LaMorte, Angelo Spizzirri, Michael Bacall, Ingo Neuhaus and Melanie MacQueen.

A series of grave robbings leads to a science club member who is trying to create a girlfriend for his brother, whom he has just brought back from the dead.

Eureka - New Photos from Third Season Premiere

Eureka's third season premiere episode is 'Bad to the Drone' and airs Tuesday July 29 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Alison Blake (Salli Richardson) and Nathan Stark (Ed Quinn)

Eva Thorne (Frances Fisher)

Alison, Eva and Nathan

Alison, Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston), Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) and Nathan

Dilbert - Video: 'The Prototype'

Courtesy of HULU, Dilbert's 'The Prototype.'

Dilbert, Alice, and Wally are working on a new prototype, and they are competing against the notoriously ruthless Lena.

Stargate Atlantis / The X-Files / Heroes / Smallville - TV Guide Online: TV Guide Magazine SciFi Preview

From TV Guide Online:

TV Guide Magazine

Ultimate Sci-Fi Preview

On the set of the new X-Files movie! Plus: From Heroes to Smallville to Stargate Atlantis and beyond, we've got the inside word on all your sci-fi faves.

(Mulder and Scully from The X-Files on the cover.)

Stargate / Star Trek / Firefly - Baltimore Sun: At Shore Leave, a sci-fi mind-meld

From the Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

At Shore Leave, a sci-fi mind-meld

Everything out of this world will be in Hunt Valley this weekend at the annual convention

By Jennifer Choi | Sun reporter

July 10, 2008

Michael Schilling is tired of the bum rap sci-fi convention-goers have gotten from "Mundanes," those who think the fandom is only comprised of one type of human.

"On TV, they don't show the eloquent doctors or lawyers who attend these conventions," said Schilling, a member of the Star Trek Association of Towson. "They only show the pointy-eared guy."

Marilyn Mann, programming coordinator for Shore Leave, a local, fan-run science-fiction convention set for this weekend, said such events are similar to others that draw like-minded, if disparate, crowds: "On some levels, it's the same reason someone goes to a football game. It's fun to share something that you're interested in with other people that are excited by the same thing."

Shore Leave 30, which celebrates the convention's 30th anniversary, runs tomorrow through Sunday at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. Supporters say, as in past years, this year's event will be an educational, family-friendly and entertaining event that attracts people from all walks of life.


[George] Takei and fellow Heroes star McDowell share the celebrity roster with several other sci-fi thespians. The lineup includes veteran stage, film and TV actor William Morgan Sheppard, who has appeared in numerous Star Trek series; his son Mark Sheppard of Battlestar Galactica and Bionic Woman; Jewel Staite, David Hewlett and
his sister Kate Hewlett, all of Stargate: Atlantis.

Kate Hewlett believes that sci-fi draws so many people in because it resonates with them on numerous levels.

"It's a great way to escape. But it's not just entertaining," she said. "It can also be political, relevant and moving."

Shore Leave 30 runs tomorrow through Sunday. Hours are noon tomorrow-1 a.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. Saturday-3 a.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Three-day admission is $75. One-day admission is $20 for tomorrow, $50 for Saturday and $40 for Sunday; $15 for children 5-12; free for children younger than 5. The hotel is at 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley. Call 410-496-4456 or go to

Stargate Atlantis - Alex Levine (Script Coordinator) Blog Update for Season Five

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis site, Alex Levine's (the script coordinator for Stargate Atlantis) first blog update for season five:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

Fifth Time's the Charm

Welcome back, loyal Stargate fans, to the fifth season of Stargate Atlantis. Who'd have thunk it? Me. I thought it would happen. But then again, I pick the Broncos to win the Super Bowl every year, so maybe it's just blind luck. In any case, we're well on our way to our 100th episode, and it's going to be an exciting season of Stargate.


Lastly, I chatted with Martin Q. Gero, who penned the season premiere you'll see this Friday, entitled "Search and Rescue." He said this episode is jam-packed, it being basically the culmination of 10 previous episodes of story. It also contains his favourite McKay/Teyla scene of all time. He mentioned that the art department and
construction crew did a masterful job turning one of our standing sets into a massive debris field. And lastly, he noted this is the first season premiere that Andy Mikita has directed, and as you might have guessed, he knocked it out of the park.

Also, get ready for the release of Stargate Continuum in late July!


Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: David Strick's Hollywood Backlot

From MGM Stargate:

MGM Stargate's Stargate Atlantis Behind the Scenes Photo Gallery now has the images from the Los Angeles Times' David Strick's Hollywood Backlot, 40 photos taken during a set visit to Stargate Atlantis (and previously published in the LA Times).