Sunday, August 17, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Edward James Olmos - ALMA Awards

From The Associated Press:

(Please follow the link for the complete list of Alma Awards winners.)

Winners of the 2008 ALMA Awards

Actor in a television series, drama: Edward James Olmos, "Battlestar Galactica," SciFi Channel.

The ALMA Awards site


The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. NCLR created the ALMA Awards in 1995 as part of its strategy to promote fair, accurate, and balanced portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry. The show was named "ALMA" (Spanish for "spirit" or "soul") which represents the determined spirit of the Latino people in an effort to reflect the spirit as well as the scope of the awards program.

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel Australia: Video Interviews

The Australian SciFi Channel has video interviews that are ONLY viewable by Australians, so I have no idea if they are different than the interviews that have been available on the US SciFi Channel site (or how old they are).




Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 17 '08 - Questions for Sharon Taylor?

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 17, 2008:

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

Sharon Taylor and David Nykl

August 17, 2008: Upcoming Guests, Pooch Pics, and The Weird Food Purchase of the Day

Hope you've all finished up this month's fantasy book of the month club pick, The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden, because I'll be weighing in with my thoughts tomorrow. I'll also be collecting questions for author Catherynne M. Valente who will be dropping by later in the week. This one was a very unique and interesting read. I look forward to checking out your comments.

Speaking of dropping by later in the week… You first knew her as replicator technician, then as human technician, and now as fab-haired recurring gate tech Amelia Banks on Stargate Atlantis. Next weekend-ish, actress Sharon Taylor will be dropping by to field your questions about her growing role on the series. What's in store for Amelia in season 5? The answers may surprise. I'll be taking questions for Sharon starting on Wednesday.

Well, the early numbers for Ghost in the Machine come in tomorrow afternoon and I predict our hitherto consistently upticking numbers take a bit of a hit as we went up against the Olympics last Friday night. Alas, not even the combined forces of Earth's battle cruisers and the city of the Ancients are a match for the triple jump and women's sabre. Hey, did you catch Tajikistan win the bronze in judo? No, neither did I...

Sanctuary - Blog Talk LIve: Damian Kindler LIVE Audio Interview Aug 19 '08

At Blog Talk Radio, SciFi Talk Live:

UPCOMING SHOW: 8/18/2008 7:00 PM

Sci-Fi Talk Live

Episode Thirteen - Sanctuary Special - Damian Kindler

Show Length 30 Minutes

Show Description

A look at the new Sci-Fi Channel ground breaking series with its creator, Damian Kindler plus comments from the cast, Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne and Emille Ullerup and its ace director, Martin Wood.

Call-in Number: (718) 664-9884

Sci-Fi Talk Live is a talk show on sci-fi, horror and fantasy movies and TV. Listeners are urged to participate in chat room and calling in. Visit

Stargate SG-1 - Season Two Mini-Marathon Tues Aug 19 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, a Stargate SG-1 season two mini-marathon is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19 '08:

08:00A NEED


10:00A SPIRITS - Guest stars include Alex Zahara and Christina Cox






Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate SG-1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Aug 18 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 6pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of August 18 '08:



8/20/2008 BEACHHEAD


8/22/2008 BABYLON

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Michelle Morgan Audio Interview

At GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Michelle Morgan

The fourth season of Stargate Atlantis capped off a major story arc with "Be All My Sins Remember'd," an episode full of drama, villains, and fantastic space battles. But it also had something fans never saw coming: a captivating (if short-lived) new character, Fran. Actress Michelle Morgan helped to make that character compelling and memorable. Now, she returns to Atlantis for "Ghost In the Machine."

GateWorld caught up with Michelle on the set of the episode! In our interview, she talks about the role she was originally cast for (but had to back out), her introduction to Fran and the mythology of the Replicators, and the very unique challenges of playing Elizabeth Weir in this episode. She also answers the question, "Does Fran have a soul?"

GateWorld's interview with Michelle runs about 16 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: Who is Fran in your mind? Is she a combination of programmed Replicator nanites or does she have a personality? Does she have a soul?
MM: Oh, yeah! As far as for me as an actor, I try not to get too caught up in the fact that she's artificially created. She has to be a person. So, like I said, when I was playing the original Fran, I just wanted to play -- and I drew on different children in my life -- that she was just like a very straightforward, honest, pure person.

Actually my best friend in the world, this girl Sherry, is a lot like Fran. So she has a soul and she is a person. But it's different now because I'm essentially playing Elizabeth Weir. But at the same time, I'm not. Because the way that I'm thinking about it is that Elizabeth has been through something that we can't even imagine.

I'm essentially thinking of it as if Elizabeth has been to hell. Being a disembodied, essentially almost like an electric channel, going through Wraith tech and in and out of space.

She describes it as the worst migraine ever -- constant motion and horrible sound. It sounds like hell. And then to suddenly be in a body again. I think that Weir would probably have a sense of wonderment about being animated again. So ... is that like a long-winded way of describing it?

Stargate Atlantis - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Aug 18 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate Atlantis 5pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of August 18 '08:



8/20/2008 THE GIFT

8/21/2008 THE SIEGE - PART 1

8/22/2008 THE SIEGE - PART 2

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Teryl Rothery - Exosquad - Video: 'Pirate Scourge'

Courtesy of HULU, Exosquad's 'Pirate Scourge,' featuring the voice talents of Robby Benson, Gary Chalk (Stargate SG1's Col. Chekov), Lisa Ann Beley, Michael Donovan, Wally Marsh, John Payne, Michael Benyaer, Richard Newman, Janyse Jaud, David Kaye, Rob Morton and Teryl Rothery (Stargate SG1's Dr. Janet Fraiser).

Exosquad - Pirate Scourge

Season 1 : Ep. 1 |22:26 |

After Exosquad comes to the rescue of a freighter being attacked by Tethysian Pirates, the General Assembly commissions Exosquad to eliminate the Tethysian Pirate menace once and for all.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Video: Movie Trailer

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is currently in theaters, featuring the voice talents of Matt Lanter, Ashley Eckstein, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Daniels and Christopher Lee.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Nykl: 'I love this job'

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld pre-view interview.)

Nykl: 'I love this job'


"Zelenka" actor David Nykl tells us why, after four years, he still enjoys showing up to play Atlantis's underdog scientist.

A brief excerpt:

The more things change the more they stay the same. After four full seasons of stories, enemies and changes in the main cast, David Nykl ("Dr. Radek Zelenka") remains a phone call away in supporting the mantle of technobabble carried by McKay and his science team.


Stay tuned to GateWorld for our exclusive interview with David Nykl in the next few days! In the meantime, visit his blog to read more of his tales!

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'The Dark Age'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'The Dark Age,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz and Anthony Head. Guest stars include Robia LaMorte, Robin Sachs, Stuart McLean and Wendy Way.

Giles' past comes back to haunt him when a demon he and Ethan Rayne summoned in their wild days comes looking for them in Sunnydale.