Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Video: 'Watchmen' Movie Trailer

'Watchmen' was filmed in Vancouver, Canada and is scheduled to be released March 6 2009. The cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup, Stephen McHattie, Matt Frewer, Sonya Salomaa, Carrie Genzel, Jay Brazeau, Niall Matter, Patrick Sabongui and Dan Payne.

Dilbert - Video: 'Testing'

Courtesy of HULU, Dilbert's 'Testing'

Bob Bastard arrives to test the Gruntmaster prototype, and it fails the first two rounds. Dilbert, with help from Dogbert in space, gets the Gruntmaster to pass the asteroid crash simulation test.

Torchwood - Spacecast SpaceBlog: John Barrowman Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's SpaceBlog:

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A park bench interview with Torchwood star John Barrowman


Thursday, July 17, 2008 16:11

...As suave, dashing, enigmatic, charming and matinee handsome as he [John Barrowman] is on TV; he is even more so in person. Yeah, let's say it wasn't one of my most difficult interviews to do.

Now, I love both Doctor Who and Torchwood but I admitted to John that I prefer his portrayal of Captain Jack Harkness in Torchwood rather than Doctor Who. The character just seems to be more refined and developed. Mind you he's still as saucy and sexy as he is in Doctor Who but with a little extra confidence and punch in Torchwood.

Since SPACE won't be airing any of the first season of Torchwood or any of Doctor Who episodes, I naturally had to ask John to give a little background on the show - who the members of the agency are, their very 'interesting' interaction with one another and how he feels playing the role of Captain Jack Harkness. Jack is probably the first omnisexual male lead to ever be played on television.


Space is airing two back-to-back second season episodes of Torchwood, starting August 8 at 9 p.m. ET. It will be running regularly on Space at 10 p.m. ET on Fridays starting at August 15.

Hollywood New - Video: Summer Movie Preview 3

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood News and HULU, Summer Movie Preview 3.

Hollywood News

Excerpt |02:39 |

With a slew of action flicks, comedies and super heroes hitting the big screen this summer, Hollywood is expecting one of its biggest seasons in years. TV Guide gives you a preview of this summer's must-see movies!

Burn Notice - the TV addict: Jeffrey Donovan Interview

From tv TV addict:

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July 17th, 2008

Jeffrey Donovan Talks Burn Notice

By: Amrie Cunningham

In the fourth in our series of interviews with the cast and creative team of BURN NOTICE, proudly presents a Q&A with the the ever so cool Jeffrey Donovan — who was kind enough to spend time with Senior Editor Amrie Cunningham [as well as numerous other media outlets] on a recent visit to the set.


The stunt coordinator said you’re naturally good at the stunts and the props guy said you’re naturally good with the guns so… were you in fact a spy at one time?

JD: "I owe them so much money! [lots of laughter] Man! Uh, no, I’m like a jack of all trades but I’m not great at any one thing. I mean, at any thing, I’m just good at a lot of things. And because it’s a TV show and you have a true— I mean, Charlie Props is a MACGYVER, I mean that guy’s really MACGYVER. He’s unbelievable. So he’ll do it and I just have a particular ability to watch something done once and I’m able to repeat it [snaps] right away. Like lines, I never know my lines before I walk into a scene and I’ll have the script and I’ll rehearse with you and I’ll know that I sit a certain line and I kinda of move over here [gestures] on a certain line. And then I’ll memorize it physically from that and as soon as we shoot, fifteen minutes later, I’ll know three pages of dialog. I don’t know why but, then, I don’t know – we just shot – I don’t know one line now. It’s all gone. It’s like a toilet, it just flushes away."

Stargate: Ark of Truth - GateWorld Play: Video - Review: The Ark of Truth Score

From GateWorld Play:

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Review: The Ark of Truth Score

GateWorld's David Read reviews the motifs introduced, and revisited, in the direct-to-DVD release of Stargate: The Ark of Truth.

Purchase the soundtrack in GateWorld's store!

Visit Joel Goldsmith's official Web site at!

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Titan Magazines: DVD Library Contest - US Only!

From Titan Magazines (the publisher of the Official Stargate Magazine):

Titan Magazines @ Comic-Con - Win the ultimate DVD library!

To celebrate our appearance at the 39th annual San Diego Comic-Con this year, Titan Magazines has put together an exclusive website that gives you the opportunity to look inside the pages of our cult TV, movie, and sci-fi titles. You can read full interviews with cast members, too – just click on one of the covers above.

We're also running sweepstakes and subscription offers – both online and at show booth 5337 – so you can take advantage whether you're in San Diego or not.


Exclusive interview

Time-traveling is nothing new...



(Featuring Cam Mitchell [Ben Browder] and Daniel Jackson [Michael Shanks)

Visit Booth 5337 to Collect Yours


Win an instant DVD library!

The ultimate convention deserves the ultimate prize, so to celebrate San Diego Comic-Con 2008 we're giving away a whole stack of box sets and DVDs retailing at over $1000!

Featuring all your favorite shows and movies, such as CSI, Charmed, Grey's Anatomy, Heroes, Lost, Smallville, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Torchwood, Star Trek, 24, Battlestar Galatica, Star Wars and Supernatural!

Excerpt from the Sweepstakes Rules:

Limit of one entry per person.
Sweepstakes begins on July 15, 2008 and ends on August 15, 2008.

The Sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the U.S. (except in the state of Florida and Puerto Rico and where otherwise prohibited by law or regulation) who are at least 13 years of age.

Stargate Atlantis - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: "Adrift" Emmy Nomination!

From the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

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Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series

Battlestar Galactica • He That Believeth In Me • Sci Fi Channel •

Heroes • Four Months Ago • NBC

Human Body: Pushing The Limits • Strength • Discovery Channel •

Jericho • Patriots And Tyrants • CBS •

Stargate Atlantis • Adrift
• Sci Fi Channel • Pegasus III
Mark Savela, Visual Effects Supervisor
Shannon Gurney, Visual Effects Coordinator
Erica Henderson, Lead Visual Effects Compositor
Jason Gross, CGI Supervisor
Jamie Yukio Kawano, Lead CGI Artist
Michael Lowes, Lead CGI Artist
Giles Hancock, Lead Matte Artist
Jeremy Kehler, Lead Visual Effects Compositor
Daniel Osaki, Lead Model Maker

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles • Pilot • FOX


This is Stargate Atlantis' FOURTH Emmy nomination. They were previously nominated in 2005 (twice) for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series for 'Rising,' and in 2006 for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for the episode 'Grace Under Pressure.'

Congratulations to Mark Savela and his team for their nomination for 'Adrift!'

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: Behind the Scenes: Continuum (Pt. 2)

From MGM Stargate:

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Photo courtesy of MGM Stargate - Cast (Ben Browder and Amanda Tapping) and crew

Behind the Scenes: Continuum (Pt. 2)

July 16, 2008 (General)

Frostbite, Polar Bears and frozen equipment – just three of the challenges that faced director of photography Peter Woeste during the filming of Continuum!

A brief excerpt:

“The Arctic shoot wasn’t the only thing that it was a delight to be involved with,” he [Peter Woeste] says. “The film opens on the freighter, in 1939 in the mid-Atlantic. Even though we were shooting in Vancouver, it was difficult to find a period ship that we could shoot on, So we built all the interior of the ship on a stage. It would have been a normal set, but we decided that it was a ship on the ocean and ships tip back and forth. So we decided that we would tip this entire set – and it was huge, it was two or three stories built on the biggest stage that we have.”

The gimbled ship set was the most ambitious that the Stargate team had ever put together, and they were rightly proud of their achievement. Once the initial scenes were filmed, the set was then frozen to simulate its icy resting place, which is when our heroes Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson and Sam Carter enter the fray. For Woeste, filming these scenes presented one gigantic problem...

The Dresden Files - Video: 'Hair of the Dog'

Courtesy of HULU, The Dresden Files' 'Hair of the Dog,' starring Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann, Raoul Bhaneja and Kathleen Munroe. Guest stars include Krista Bridges, Matt Gordon, Kyra Harper and Alex Karzis.

When Detective Murphy asks Dresden to help her with a series of ritualistic slayings, he discovers that werewolves are involved. Only the werewolves aren't the killers, they're the victims.

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Friday July 18 '08 - NEW Episode, 'The Seed'

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the SciFi Friday line up for July 18 '08 -- with a NEW Stargate Atlantis episode at 10pm, 'The Seed!'











Stargate photos courtesy of GateWorld and SciFi Channel

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'School Hard'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'School Hard,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Anthony Head and Kristine Sutherland. Guest stars include Robia LaMorte, Andrew J. Ferchland, James Marsters, Juliet Landau and Armin Shimerman.

Buffy's mother gets trapped inside Sunnydale High School when a vampire named Spike arrives in town and launches an attack against the Slayer.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Audio Interview - Brave New Woolsey

From GateWorld:


GateWorld Talks with Robert Picardo

The character who began as an in-your-face, pencil-pushing bureaucrat is now the newest commander of the Atlantis base. I.O.A. agent Richard Woolsey, once a thorn in the side of Stargate Command, is ready to take charge of the expedition -- and veteran actor Robert Picardo is more than ready to play the part.

In GateWorld's exclusive interview, Picardo talks about how he originally came to be cast as Mr. Woolsey five years ago, and how a seemingly flat antagonist became a recurring character. He also discusses Woolsey's need to reinvent himself now that he has taken command of the Atlantis expedition. Finally, the actor reflects on why he loves Stargate, comparing it to his years on Star Trek: Voyager.

GateWorld's interview with Robert Picardo runs approximately 30 minutes. Listen online at your leisure, download it to your MP3 player, or subscribe to the iTunes podcast! The full interview is also transcribed [at the link above].

A brief excerpt:

GW: It's one of the greatest stories in drama. The antagonist going protagonist. That journey to get there is one that is probably going to take most of the season.

RP: I agree with you. I mean, it's all about him discovering why he has this ambition and how he can rebuild himself brick by brick to succeed.

Whenever you play a character that's older than your target audience -- because I think science fiction tends to have a younger male audience -- they do hook into a character of any age who wants to reinvent himself. I think that's a feeling that you have in every phase of life. You know, graduating high school and going off to college and saying, "You know what? I don't want to be called Bobby anymore. I want to be Robert. Or Rob." Or I'm going to just change myself. Whatever I didn't like about the way I was interacting. I'm going to try to make, try to present myself as a new individual and see how I can grow into that image."

Summer Movie Preview 2 - Video: Hollywood News

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood News and HULU, Summer Movie Preview 2.

Hollywood News

Excerpt |05:03 |

With a slew of action flicks, comedies and super heroes hitting the big screen this summer, Hollywood is expecting one of its biggest seasons in years. TV Guide gives you a preview.

Supernatural - TV Guide Online: Supernatural Creator Teases "Hell"ish New Season

From TV Guide Online:

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Supernatural Creator Teases "Hell"ish New Season


Season 4 (premiering September 18 at 9 pm/ET, The CW) opens four months later, when Dean wakes up with no memory of his torment.

"What happened to Dean in Hell and to [younger brother] Sam [Jared Padalecki] when he had to be a hunter by himself will slowly come to light," [Eric] Kripke says. "It gives us a nice opportunity for an internal struggle for Dean and for the brothers to surprise each other."