Saturday, July 26, 2008

Richard Dean Anderson Web Site Updates July 26 '08

From a Richard Dean Anderson web site e-mail announcement:

Updates at

Richard Dean Anderson photo courtesy of GateWorld

This is the weekend of Comic Con International in San Diego, and RDA attended his very first Comic Con, joining fellow cast members from Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis. On Thursday night, a special premiere of Continuum was held aboard the USS Midway, and on Friday RDA and the cast participated in the panels and autograph sessions. On Saturday afternoon, RDA checked in from San Diego with a short message describing how much fun he has been having this weekend.

You'll find the latest "Note From Rick" on the website now, as well as a selection of photos and links from the weekend's activities. Also, the Lexicon continues to grow, and entries are now complete through the letter "O".

Remember, Stargate Continuum will be released on July 29th!

Thanks for visiting!

Richard Dean Anderson Website

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: 'Daedalus' teaser reveals new enemy

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

'Daedalus' teaser reveals new enemy


SCI FI's ad for next week's episode has provided the first look at a vicious new alien species.

A brief excerpt:

Both SCI FI Channel and MGM have unveiled their teaser spots for next week's new episode of Stargate Atlantis, revealing the first look at a vicious new alien species introduced in the episode.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: FULL COVERAGE: Broken Ties

From GateWorld:



Episode Guide

A brief excerpt from the Episode Guide:


"There is a story I've been wanting to do in the back half of the season [Season Four], which is a Ronon story which essentially is the sequel to 'Reunion.' Just because the stories that needed telling in the back half would never got around to making it. The sequel that I would like to do in Season Five ... would afford us the opportunity to see a little of Ronon's dark side, so in response to that Jason [Momoa] will get the opportunity to go to the dark side."

(Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in an interview with Slice of SciFi)




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Stargate Atlantis - Video of SGA Panel at Comic Con


Stargate Atlantis Panel - Comic Con 2008

Complete coverage of the "Stargate Atlantis" panel at Comic-Con San Diego 2008.

Some screen prints (click on photo for larger size):

Joe Flanigan (Lt. Col. John Sheppard) and Brad Wright

Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey) and Joe Flanigan

Jewel Staite (Dr. Jennifer Keller) and Richard Woolsey

Stargate Atlantis - The 'Broken Ties' Breakdown & Charity Auction

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for July 26, 2008:

June 26, 2008: The Broken Ties Breakdown

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the SGA season five production photos in their original format. A bald Ronon? EEK!)

Prepping the Wraith

For any of you interested in submitting a question for actor Mark Dacascos (aka Tyre from season four's Reunion and season 5's Broken Ties), you have until midnight tomorrow to get them in.

Mark Dacascos as Tyre

Tanja in the production office asked me to tells fans about a very special auction. Tanja writes: "I have just posted the last of the two North Face Duffle Bags we had autographed during the filming of `Continuum' on ebay. We auctioned the first of the bags in September `07 and raised almost $1000 for Ryan's (camera) son's charity. Ryan's son, Trey, has a disease called Hunter's Syndrome. This disease is part of the Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) family and causes damage to the cellular functions of the body resulting in damage to organs and mental development. It also affects the bones, skin, tendons and cartilage resulting in deformation.

I would like to ask you to help me promote this auction and to help me raise money for this charity.

The bag also includes Don Davis' signature which makes it even more special.

The link to the ebay posting.

Well, I guess that's it for today's entry. Thanks for stopping by…

No, wait! There was something else I was supposed to mention…What was it…?

Be careful of sharp swords

Oh, yeah. Broken Ties aired last night and you're all no doubt wondering "What the hell was he thinking?" Well…

Need a hand?

I knew I was going to write this story as far back as last season. From the moment I made the decision to have Tyre escape at the end of Reunion, I knew there had to be re-match. And what better slot than episode #3, one that has played host to Ronon stories in four of the last five seasons. I pitched out the bare bones idea to the room (Tyre captured Ronon and offers him up to the wraith who attempt to turn him) and we spent a morning spinning it. It was Paul who suggested we needed to see Ronon turn which dovetailed nicely with actor Jason Momoa's off-season request for his character to go darkside. So I sat down and beat out an outline, working with main goals: 1) Ronon had to go darkside and 2) I wanted these former Satedans to have a re-match but this time their role would be reversed and Tyre would be on our side. As I was working on the outline, I mentioned the script to our stunt coordinator Bam Bam and he expressed an interest in choreographing a sword fight, something we had yet to do on the show…

A bald Ronon? Eeek! Rojac!

There were a number of elements I wanted to balance in the script. Of course, there was the A story charting Ronon's capture, torturous treatment at the hands of the wraith, his turn, his rescue, and his equally torturous detox, but I felt it was important to juxtapose the big man's descent and restoration with Tyre's ascent and redemption.

There was also the matter of Teyla and the difficult decision she faced as a new mother, essentially having to choose between being a stay at home mom or continuing her dangerous job as an off-world explorer. And then there was Woolsey whose by-the-book priggishness belies a warmth, compassion, and vulnerability that I wanted to hint at if not glimpse. In addition to the aforementioned, I wanted to service the other characters by demonstrating their affection for Ronon (John's resolve in the jail cell, Rodney's inability to sleep) as well as their determination to get their friend back. In the end, I think it came together pretty well. This was certainly the most character-driven episode I wrote this season and I'm pleased that the character moments were what most of the fans took away from the viewing.

On to specifics: (please go to the blog for MORE!)


More on the charity auction:

This bag has been autographed by:

Richard Dean Anderson - "O'Neill"
Ben Browder - "Mitchell"
Amanda Tapping - "Carter"
Christopher Judge - "Teal'c"
Michael Shanks - "Daniel"
Beau Bridges - "Landry"
Don S. Davis - "Hammond"
Martin Wood - Director
Brad Wright - Executive Producer
Robert Cooper - Executive Producer
N. John Smith - Executive Producer
John G. Lenic - Producer

Stargate SG1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week July 28

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 6pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of July 28 '08:

7/28/2008 END GAME

7/29/2008 - NO SG1 episode due to the Eureka Marathon from 8am to 10pm

7/30/2008 GEMINI


- The introduction of Vala Mal Doran (Claudia Black)

8/01/2008 5:30P IT'S GOOD TO BE THE KING - NOTE half hour earlier start time due to 90 minute Dr. Who finale

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate Atlantis - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week July 28 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate Atlantis 5pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of July 28 '08:


7/29/2008 - No SGA episode due to the Eureka Marathon from 8am to 10pm

7/30/2008 RISING - PT 1

- Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks guest star!

7/31/2008 RISING - PT 2

8/01/2008 - No SGA episode at 5pm, due to the 90 minute Dr. Who season finale

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate: SG1 - Season 7 Mini-Marathon Mon July 28

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, a Stargate SG-1 season 7 mini-marathon for Monday July 28 '08:




11:00A AVENGER 2.0





Stargate photos courtesy of GateWorld

Eureka - Third Season Premiere AND a Marathon Tuesday July 29

From the SciFi Channel's Schedulebot for Tuesday, July 29 '08: the third season premiere of Eureka AND an Eureka Marathon:

3:00P E-MC...?
5:00P GOD IS IN THE DETAILS - Teryl Rothery guest-stars

6:00P MANEATER - Lexa Doig guest-stars

7:00P ALL THAT GLITTERS - Michael Shanks guest-stars


3rd season Eureka premiere repeated:

7/30/2008 12:00A BAD TO THE DRONE
8/05/2008 8:00P BAD TO THE DRONE

Stargate Atlantis / Continuum - GateWorld: Stargate at Comic-Con 2008

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Stargate at Comic-Con 2008


The stars of Continuum and Atlantis were out in force at this week's event ... and GateWorld was there with them!

A brief excerpt:

Rick. Amanda. Ben. Michael. Chris. Beau. Martin. Brad. Lexa. Martin. Joe. Jewel. Robert.

The stars of Stargate: Continuum and Stargate Atlantis were out in force at this week's San Diego Comic-Con, and GateWorld's David Read was there with them every step of the way. Thanks to our friends at MGM and Fox Home Entertainment, GateWorld had exclusive, up-close access at the Continuum red carpet premiere, all three Stargate panels, and the cast autograph sessions at the big Stargate booth on the convention floor!

Stargate Atlantis / Continuum - GateWorld: PHOTOS: Comic-Con 2008

From GateWorld:

PHOTOS: Comic-Con 2008


Panels, fans, autographs, booths, toys, and more! GateWorld's photographer is up close and personal in San Diego.

Stargate: Continuum - GateWorld: PHOTOS: Continuum Premiere on the USS Midway

From GateWorld:

PHOTOS: Continuum Premiere on the USS Midway


The cast of the new SG-1 movie hit the red carpet on Thursday, and we have over 100 high-quality photos!

Stargate Atlantis - Various Articles From Comic Con '08

A list of various articles, photos and videos from the Stargate Atlantis panel at San Diego Comic Con '08:


GateWorld: PHOTOS: Comic-Con 2008

: Stargate at Comic-Con 2008

Grey’s Asylum: Stargate Panels

IGN: SDCC 08: Stargate Atlantis Returns to San Diego

iO9: The Crew Of Stargate Atlantis Answers Your Questions

ladyyueh's livejournal: Comic Con: Frozen Poop, Cross-Dressing, and lots of SQUEE

optimussean's blog: SDCC Day 3

Pink Raygun: Live from San Diego Comic-Con - Friday

Pop Culture Zoo: SDCC 08: The Stargate Panels

Screen Rant
: Comic-Con ‘08: Stargate Atlantis Panel

SyFy Portal: Comic-Con Diary: Finally Catching Up To The Future

syble4's livejournal: The Stargate Panels at Comic Con

TV Squad: Stargate Atlantis Panel - Comic-Con 2008

Zap2It: 'Stargates' open up at Comic-Con


Digital Phalanx
: Stargate Atlantis Comic Con Panel

entwashian's livejournal

Zap2It: Photos from Comic Con

7. Day 2: Jewel Staite at 'Stargate Atlantis'

8. Day 2: The 'Stargate Atlantis' Panel

9. Day 2: Robert Picardo and Joe Flanigan

Panels (Some links have additional photos)


Comic Con 08 - Atlantis panel

Comic Con 08 - Atlantis panel 2

Comic Con 08 - Atlantis panel 3

Stargate: Continuum - Film School Rejects: Comic-Con Video: Stargate Continuum Red Carpet

From Film School Rejects:

On Thursday night at Comic-Con, the cast and crew of the Stargate television series debuted their new film Stargate: Continuum on the U.S.S. Midway. Film School Rejects was on the press line to ask the daunting questions of the stars, covering everything from Teal’c’s new hair style to Richard Dean Anderson’s favorite kind of cake.

Check out the footage below, featuring interviews with Martin Wood, Brad Wright, Amanda Tapping, Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher Judge, Ben Browder, Jewel Staite and Cliff Simon. It’s a nice glimpse for fans to see the lighthearted side of the Stargate team.

(They asked RDA the cake question!)

Screen prints from the video (click for a larger size):

The cake question...

Lemon cake...

Cinnamon scones...

Cinnamon scones...with icing