Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - Think Geek: Merchandise - SGC Command T-Shirts

From Think Geek:

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Stargate Command

The Fate of the Human Race Hangs in Your Closet

You know, we have never worked so hard to bring y'all a shirt before. First, we gotta get an audience with our Senator ("Hey - can we talk to you about this Top Secret project that nobody knows about?"), then we gotta go before the Joint Chiefs and explain why it is that we need access the Cheyenne Mountain Complex. After the extensive background checks and possibly some wiretapping (how do they know we like bananas on our pizza???), we get stuck on a Space-A flight out to Colorado, escorted to the facility itself by several well-armed airmen who probably have better things to do than babysit ThinkGeek Merchant Monkeys. We make it through multiple checkpoints, into the tunnel, and to the final cardswipe before we see our target. It's right off the visitors' waiting room, wedged between the barber shop and the Class 6. The store that has the official Stargate Command Insignia merchandise. We present to you... the t-shirt.

Insignia of Stargate Command printed in black on a grey, 90% cotton, 10% polyester t-shirt (which the Unas call an "asek").

Price: $16.99 - $18.99

Stargate Atlantis / Eureka - SciFi.com: Join Us At Comic Con

From a SciFi.com e-mail newsletter:


In San Diego or Right Where You Are

The SciFi award winning booth, number 3829 is back to take its final bow at Comic Con International this year

Enter for a chance to win the SciFi Comic Con Prize Pack which includes your very own Battlestar Galactica toaster, a Sony CR520 Notebook powered by Intel among several other cool prizes. Enter at scifi.com/comicon starting on Wednesday.

Go to scificomiconstore.com to purchase exclusive Eureka and BSG Comic Con premiums.

Text CON to 72434 for the latest Sci Fi news direct from the show floor.

Want the scoops on Eureka? If you're in downtown San Diego during Comic Con, check out the Eureka Ice Cream truck which be distributing free ice cream. Check out the premiere of Eureka on Tuesday July 29 at 9/8C.

See a schedule of SciFi events at Comic Con and panel videos at scifi.com/comiccon.

The X-Files - SciFi Weekly: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson Interview

From SciFi Weekly:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)


Go behind the scenes with the stars of the second X-Files film as they discuss their reunion after six years apart and their blind trust in Chris Carter. Click through to find out ... who wasn't paying attention!

July 23, 2008

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reunite after six years apart to continue their quest for the truth

By Patrick Lee

It's been six years since audiences last saw The X-Files on television, and 10 since the last movie. But the creators of the upcoming sequel film The X-Files: I Want to Believe hope that audiences still want to believe that a story about rogue FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is worth seeing.

Series creator and the sequel's director, Chris Carter, and his producing and writing partner Frank Spotnitz won't talk much about the film's top-secret storyline.

But this much is known. The movie reunites Mulder and Scully to investigate a mystery that only they can solve. The movie does not deal with the series' convoluted alien/conspiracy mythology, as did the first movie, but rather stands alone and is designed to be really scary. Duchovny and Anderson are back, joined by co-stars Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet and Xzibit, among others.

Duchovny and Anderson spoke with reporters earlier this month about the sequel, which opens July 25.

A brief excerpt:

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, can you talk a little bit about what it's like to be back in these characters after six years?

Duchovny: OK. Well, I had two weeks before Christmas [2007] of basically running around and chasing [co-star] Callum Rennie, who plays the ... running bad guy that I chase all over the place. And that took, like, a good full two weeks of running, even though I know it's only about 10 seconds of the movie. And then Gillian and I started working after Christmas break, and the first two weeks I ... felt a little awkward. I didn't really feel like I wanted to do longer scenes. I was just fine with running around. And then, as soon as Gilly and I started working, and it was Mulder and Scully, then I kind of remembered what it was all about. And, you know, that relationship kind of anchored my performance, just as I think the relationship anchors this film.

Anderson: I had a similar experience. ... I didn't have all the running around that David had to do, but I did have my own unfortunate [experience in the] beginning, which was to start with one of the most difficult scenes for Scully in the film. ... It's later on in the script, and she goes through a range of emotions in confronting Billy Connolly's character. ... I had a really hard time with those first couple of days with that scene. ... I just had a really hard time just finding her, finding her voice. I think I must have gone through 10 other characters in the process of trying to get to her [back], when I assumed that on the first day I'd be able to show up, and it would just be there. And it wasn't, I think, until day three, when we got to work together in ... the environment of each other and the relationship ... that it kind of felt natural and ... familiar and that I felt like I'd landed for the first time.

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Wire: Battlestar Finale Will Answer All

From SciFi Wire:

(Please follow the link for the complete SciFi Wire article.)

12:00 AM, 23-JULY-08

Battlestar Finale Will Answer All

Jamie Bamber, who plays Lee "Apollo" Adama in SCI FI Channel's original series Battlestar Galactica, told SCI FI Wire that the upcoming final 10 episodes will wrap up all the outstanding questions and mysteries. Everything.

"Yeah, yeah, everything," Bamber said in an interview at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., over the weekend. "I can't really think of a really loose thread. ... Not off the top of my head. I'm sure there are a couple, but I can't think of one."

The final new episodes of the fourth and final season kick off early next year and will pick up the story (spoiler ahead!) from the shocking midseason finale, when the survivors of the ragtag fleet arrived on a burnt-out Earth.


Sanctuary - SciFi Wire: Sanctuary Bridges Real, Fantasy

From SciFi Wire:

(Please follow the link for the complete SciFi Wire article.)

12:00 AM, 23-JULY-08

Sanctuary Bridges Real, Fantasy

Damian Kindler, creator and executive producer of SCI FI Channel's upcoming supernatural series Sanctuary, told SCI FI Wire that he strove to make something that bridged the real and fantastical, with a graphic-novel style that hasn't been seen before.

"I felt there was definitely room for something that bridged the gap between very real ... drama shows on the edge, like The X-Files--which took drama to a new place and said, 'Oh, we can make dramas compelling and character-based, but with a very strange tone to them'--and ... the all-out fantasy stuff, like Heroes," Kindler said in an interview at the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly
Hills, Calif., over the weekend.

Kindler, a former writer on Stargate SG-1, added: "I feel like Sanctuary has the ability to be like a really cool graphic novel you've never seen yet. ... It's got [a] graphic-novel feel and look and tone and attitude and visuals, but you've never seen it before. It's not like, 'Oh, they did a crap job at adapting it.' It's not
adapted from anything."

...Sanctuary, which is also executive-produced by [Amanda] Tapping, Martin Wood and Sam Egan, is shooting 13 episodes; it debuts on SCI FI in the fall.

-- Patrick Lee, News Editor

The Dark Knight - HypaSpace Podcast: Christian Bale Audio Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Podcast:

July 18 -

Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan discuss The Dark Knight, Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz whisper about the new X-Files movie. Natasha Eloi joins me for a chat, and I've snuck into the pentagon to pull an interview from the vault with X-Files actor Nic Lea.

Podcast Link

Angel - Diamond Select Toys: Puppet Angel Returns!

From Diamond Select Toys:

Puppet Angel Returns!

After years of being sold-out of Puppet Angel, Battle Damage Puppet Angel and Vampire Puppet Angel collectibles, Diamond Select Toys has prepared a follow-up release for everyone's favorite "wee little puppet man." From the fan-favorite Angel Season 5 episode, "Smiletime," this long-awaited release delivers exactly what fans have been requesting ever since the episode first aired!

Available for the first time, this full-size puppet replica recreates the 42-inch tall Puppet Angel in every detail, from the leather shoes to the removable nose. This definitive version also includes one feature which has never been available to fans -- the chance to stick their hands inside Puppet Angel and control his every word! Not stopping there, Puppet Angel also includes articulated arms and fingers as well as a display stand to create the perfect look for your plush protector.

Due out in December, the full-size Puppet Angel replica may experience limited availability due to the $325.00 suggested retail price, so be sure to pre-order one with your favorite comic store or online merchant. Over 15,000 Angel Puppets have already been sold, making this release a must-have for fans and retailers alike!

The Dark Knight - Photos from London Premiere

From Miss Geeky blog:

(Please follow the link to view all the gorgeous photos in their original size and the commentary on the premiere.)

Christian Bale at the London The Dark Night premiere - photo used with permission of Cristiano Betta

Check out all the photos on Cristiano’s Flickr page, there are a lot more up there.

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'Inca Mummy Girl'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'Inca Mummy Girl,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, Anthony Head and Kristine Sutherland. Guest stars include Ara Celi, Seth Green and Jason Hall.

A beautiful Inca princess who was buried alive in a tomb 500 years ago is accidentally brought back to life in the Sunnydale Natural History Museum.

The X-Files - Gillian Anderson's Charity Auction

From Auction Cause:

THE X-FILES - July 17 - August 7

Gillian's Charity Auction - Bid on scripts, props and special items from her personal collection. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Neurofibromatosis, Inc., a national, tax-exempt, charitable organization whose mission is to create a network of support for those affected by NF, through education, advocacy, and coalitions, and by supporting research for treatments and a cure.

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update July 22 '08 - NEW Photos!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for July 22, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the new photos from SGA season five production in their original full-size, high-resolution format.)

Setting up the first shot

July 22, 2008: Remnants Day #1

Martin Gero was stumped. The Art Department needed a name for the venue in Brain Storm. You know, the one where Tunney gives his big speech and demonstration. “So what do I call it?” he asked the room.

Before anyone else could even consider the possibilities, Paul already had the answer: “The Carl Binder Memorial Theatre”. Brilliant! Word went out to the Art Department and, three hours later, the plans for the Carl Binder Memorial Theatre were distributed.

...I headed back down to the FX Stage where Will Waring and the gang were shooting Day One of Remnants. Will had phoned me up last night to inquire about Dr. Conrad’s patch. “She has a slight accent,” he said. “I think it’s either Australian or New Zealand.”

Aussie fans take note.

Great! Val had both patches at the ready this morning and, after checking with guest star Anna Galvin (whose name will ring a bell with many SG-1 fans), Aussie won out over Newzie (incidentally, Fondy tried to convince me that people from New Zealand are referred to as Kiwi’s, not Newzies, but I knew she was pulling my leg).

Actress Tamlyn Tomita (aka I.O.A. rep Shen Xiaoyi)

...On deck tomorrow - Remnants, Day #2: The McKay-Zelenka Show.

Shen Xiaoyi about to go toe-to-toe.

Stargate Continuum: Facebook: Ben Browder Video on iTunes July 28

At the Facebook Stargate Official Fanpage:

There are two (short) videos from Stargate Continuum -- with added content:

Continuum Promo
with cast

0:16 seconds


Continuum Promo with Michael Shanks - Link now goes to YouTube.

0:32 seconds

The added content is a message inserted into the videos:

Buy Stargate: Continuum on iTunes on July 28 -- and get an EXCLUSIVE, FREE download of Col. Cameron Mitchell's backstory - written and narrated by Ben Browder!

Official Stargate Special Ops member

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: Brad Wright Video Interview Part 3

From MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link for the original video format.)

Along the Continuum (Pt. 3)

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.

Official Stargate Special Ops member

Stargate: Continuum - GateWorld: Video Interview: Martin Wood

From GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Martin Wood

Martin Wood has been involved with Stargate since the very first season of SG-1 and has directed nearly a quarter of the franchise. GateWorld has considered itself long overdue for an in-depth discussion with this influential producer. We spoke with him at the Stage 3 Media offices earlier this year.

In Part One of our video interview, GateWorld talks with Wood about the excitement he had filming the for the direct-to-DVD feature, Stargate Continuum, dodging submarines in the arctic, and bringing all his learned lessons to bare for Sanctuary.

GateWorld's interview with Martin runs 24 minutes. The video requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher. The interview is also available at GateWorld Play! Rather not view the video? It's also transcribed [at the link above]!

A brief excerpt (on filming Continuum in the Arctic):

GW: Oh, so weather halted production?

MW: It did on one day. We woke up one morning and I looked outside and thought "This is not going to be good." We're in little 8 by 8 by 20 foot plywood hooches, they're called. Little plywood 8 by 8 by 20. And there was me, Ben Browder, Richard Dean Anderson, the captain of the base, and another guy called George, who was a government worker who was not allowed to tell us what he did. We spent the entire time in the hooch trying to find out what George did.

You can't have Richard Dean Anderson and Ben Browder -- we laughed all night long. Inside it's plus 75, and outside, as soon as you open the door, it drops the temperature down to minus 50. I looked outside the little window we have, the polar bear window, and thought "We're not going out in this." We have a helicopter and we have snowmobiles. We can take either one of them to get where we need to be, which doesn't make a lot of sense because you're on an ocean that's frozen. It's all the same. "Hmm, should we shoot over here or should we shoot over there? Uh, let's see, uh, Peter?"

(For the original size video please follow the link above.)

Stargate: Continuum / Atlantis - GateWorld Pocast:: Episode #2

From GateWorld:

GateWorld Podcast: Episode #2


This week's podcast is a double dose, as we talk about both Stargate: Continuum and "The Seed."

More info about GateWorld Podcast

Next Week: In our regular Tuesday episode we'll talk about "Broken Ties," which airs this Friday night on SCI FI Channel in the U.S.

We'll also do a special BONUS episode of the podcast on Friday (August 1), devoted to Stargate: Continuum. Pick up the movie on DVD or Blu-ray on Tuesday, watch it, then tune in to our discussion on Friday!

Stargate: Continuum - Stargate Hub: Defend the Earth

From FOX's Stargate Hub:

Join NOW -- The Search to Save the Planet

The Earth is being attacked by Gao'uld Anubis' Motherships. The President and Joint Chiefs of Staff are unable to located the spacecrafts and launch defense missiles from their underground bunker.

Your mission is to defend the Earth. Here's what you need to do:

1) Download Google Earth
2) Download each secret location file individually from the data feed. There are a total of 4 locations to download
3) Open each location file and find the Goa'uld Anubis Mothership damage area and location symbol floating just above the Mothership
4) Enter each symbol in the correct order in the Location Codes panel
5) You will then received a transmission from the President
6) Decipher the transmission to launch the defense missiles

Good luck. The world is counting on you.