Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld Podcast:: Episode #7

At GateWorld:

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GateWorld Podcast: Episode #7


Darren and David talk about "Ghost In the Machine," and discuss whether the Replicators are still interesting.

This Week's Listener Question: What makes Rodney McKay a great character? Is it his brilliant mind? His complete lack of tact? His vulnerability? Tell us why you like McKay, and don't miss "The Shrine" this Friday on SCI FI.

Leave a message on the GateWorld Podcast Hotline, and we'll play some of your responses in next week's podcast! Just dial:

(Long distance rates apply)

You can also leave a comment below, or post on the Podcast Feedback thread at the forum.

Next Week: David Hewlett and Kate Hewlett join us for a very special discussion of the big McKay episode, "The Shrine!" If you've never listened to the GateWorld Podcast before, be sure to tune into this installment.

Colin Baker - Doctor Who - Special Event Aug 25 - UK

From The Tardis Website:

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A Brief Encounter with Doctor Who

Colin Baker the Sixth Dr will Materialise at Carnforth Station on Bank Holiday Monday the 25th August

From around 10.30am until about 3pm

Ticket Prices

In Advance

Adult £8 Child under 16 £4

On the Day

Adult £10 Child under 16 £5

under 5’s FREE No children under 14 will be allowed to enter unaccompanied.

Ticket price includes

The chance to meet the Dr in person & get his autograph, possibly even a photo with him*

Watch scenes from classic episodes.

Browse around our specialist Dr Who shop and grab plenty of bargains

Take part in a question & answer session with Colin Baker & Big Finish Producer John Ainsworth.

Adults will get a voucher for the newly launched DVD

Trial of the Time Lord

On sale that day plus other vouchers to use in our shop (value over £20)

Children will receive goody bags.

A Raffle, a Quiz and other competitions will take place during the day, so get there early.

You may even get to see a Dalek or 2

Tickets available from

By Post - The Tardis, Unit 1 Carnforth Station, Warton Road,

Carnforth, Lancashire LA5 9TR

By Phone - 01524 736655

By email - thedoctor [at] tardisshop.co.uk

Ian McShane - SciFi Wire: McShane Unveils Kings' Arc

At SciFi Wire:

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12:00 AM, 18-AUGUST-08

McShane Unveils Kings' Arc

Ian McShane, who stars in NBC's upcoming drama Kings, described his character as a modern-day King Saul in an updated version of the biblical story of King David's rise to power.
"It goes into the story of King Saul and David and Goliath," McShane said in a group interview last month while promoting his upcoming film, Death Race. "And they're moving through the whole story. [It's] a modern version of that. New York just happens to be the capital of this country called Gilboa. New York is Shiloh, a country they've rebuilt..."

Death Race - SciFi Weekly: Interview with Jason Statham, Joan Allen and Ian McShane

From SciFi.com's SciFi Weekly:

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August 18, 2008

Jason Statham, Joan Allen and Ian McShane are driven to action in Paul W.S. Anderson's gritty remake Death Race

By Cindy White

In 1975, B-movie master Roger Corman released Death Race 2000, a satiric look at a future world where the highest form of entertainment is a deadly cross-country race. The goal of the race is not just to be the fastest, but to earn the most points by running down pedestrians. The film's point system has lingered in the public consciousness, making it somewhat of a cult classic.

Since first getting Corman's blessings in 1996 to create his own version of Death Race 2000, director Paul W.S. Anderson has been working on updating the film to make it more modern and relevant. The final result is not a straight remake, but a reimagining. Instead of the cross-country race, this Death Race is set inside the walls of a prison, and the prize is not just fame and glory but freedom.

Headlining the race this time is Jason Statham, in the role of Jensen Ames, a former race-car driver who finds himself in the prison when he's falsely accused of murdering his wife. At the urging of the prison's steely warden, played by Joan Allen, Jensen agrees to don the mask of the race's most famous driver, Frankenstein (a holdover from the Corman verson). If he can win just one more race, he'll earn a full pardon and release from prison. Helping him along is the leader of his pit crew, an old-timer named Coach (Ian McShane).

SCI FI Weekly sat down with Statham, McShane, Allen and Anderson at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, where they talked about their experiences making Death Race. The film opens Aug 22.

Jason Statham, what drew you to this film?
Statham: I like a lot of the car stuff. Basically, it's a car movie. That's what it is. It's not The Godfather. I mean, some of the deaths are just like gory and hilarious. I like the fact that death can be gruesome and funny. I think it's important not to take it too seriously. This is entertainment. Everyone who sees it seems to get their money's worth.

Ian McShane, the audience at the screening really seemed to get into the film.
McShane: Well, that's what it's meant to do. I mean, the film is a boy's wet dream. Whatever. With girl navigators and stuff. Somebody was trying to say there's a moral reason behind it. I was like, "Give me a break." You just sit there and—if it's your kind of movie—you sit there and have a good time. And that's it. It's that kind of a movie.

Joan Allen, how did you feel about the profanity?
Allen: I practiced. It was the line that my agent and my lawyer kept teasing me about. Every time we'd be on the phone it'd be like, "Have you said that line yet? We're going to make a reel and it's going to be the first thing on your reel, that line."

Sanctuary - SciFi Magazine October 2008 Issue

From SciFi.com's SciFi Magazine:


2008 Fall TV Preview

New Series
Go behind the scenes for the inside scoop on eight new fall shows you won't want to miss!

Fringe — J.J. Abrams' conspiracy series aims to be The X-Files for a new generation.

Knight Rider — A new K.I.T.T. hits the road for high-octane entertainment.

Eleventh Hour — Decipher tomorrow's science 30 seconds into the future.

Life on Mars — A cop chases a killer all the way into yesterday.

Sanctuary — Amanda Tapping sheds her Stargate persona in a virtual series.

The Ex List — A young woman's search for true love hits a psychic roadblock.

True Blood — A telepathic waitress serves up chills in a world of real vampires.

Wizard's First Rule — Sam Raimi once again fulfills our syndicated fantasies.

Continuing Series
32 additional shows explode on the schedule, Terminator's Summer Glau is back, and we take you behind the scenes on the set of Heroes.

Midseason & Beyond
A host of other series, movies and mini-series will fill out the season, including two highly anticipated midseason replacements:

Dollhouse — Joss Whedon turns Buffy's Eliza Dushku into the ultimate everything.

Kings — Go to war as the story of King David gets a modern-day retelling.

Canceled Series
Gone but not forgotten. (Until they come out on DVD.)

Babylon A.D.
Vin Diesel enters a dystopian future, in a silver-screen adaptation of the best-selling novel Babylon Babies.

Death Race
Paul W.S. Anderson updates Roger Corman's run-and-gun cult classic Death Race 2000.

The City of Ember
Saoirse Ronan and Bill Murray electrify audiences as the battling residents of The City of Ember.

Portuguese Nobel laureate José Saramango's horrific tale of a world without sight.

Gemini Division
Rosario Dawson takes charge of Gemini Division.

Subscribe online [at the link above], also available for purchase in the US at Barnes and Noble and Borders bookstores.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: More Stills From 'Ghost in the Machine' - Aug 19 '09

At MGM Stargate:

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Six additional stills from 'Ghost in the Machine' have been uploaded.

Fran (Michelle Morgan)

Paley Center for Media: Fall Preview Parties in September

From a Paley Center for Media e-mail announcement:

Fall Preview Parties in September

The Paley Center for Media and TV Guide's

Fall Preview Parties - held in New York and Los Angeles

Featuring a panel of series talent each night!


with Members-Only reception at 6:00 pm each night

See the new fall series before they air.
Members-Only receptions at 6:00 pm. Free screenings at 6:30 pm.

Location: The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52 Street, NYC

Fox Thursday 9/4: Fringe, Do Not Disturb
The CW Friday 9/5: Privileged, 90210
CBS Wednesday 9/10: Gary Unmarried, The Ex List, Worst Week, The Mentalist
NBC Thursday 9/11: My Own Worst Enemy, Kath & Kim, Crusoe, Knight Rider
ABC Friday 9/12: Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Eli Stone, plus a preview of Life on Mars

Reservations required for each evening. Specify which evenings you would like to attend.

Paley Center Members: Contact membership [at] paleycenter.org or 212.621.6780 to RSVP for receptions and screenings. Membership card must be presented each night for admission to the reception.

General Public: Contact specialevents [at] paleycenter.org to RSVP for screenings.

Admission is FREE but RSVPs are required

Don't miss out -- reserve your tickets now at http://www.paleycenter.org/events/fallpreviewparties2008.htm


featuring a panel of series talent each night!

See the new fall series before they air.
Parties start at 6:00 pm; Screenings at 7:00 pm
Free food. Free drinks.

Location: The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA

Fox Friday 9/5: Fringe, Do Not Disturb
The CW Saturday 9/6: Privileged, 90210
NBC Monday 9/8: My Own Worst Enemy, Kath & Kim, Crusoe, Knight Rider
CBS Tuesday 9/9: Gary Unmarried, The Ex List, Worst Week, The Mentalist
ABC Wednesday 9/10: Pushing Daisies, Private Practice, Eli Stone, plus a preview of Life on Mars

Admission is free but RSVPs are required. Don't miss out—reserve your tickets now at


Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Creation: Convention Updates

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


We're getting set for this weekend's big Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS CONVENTION scheduled for Chicago (August 22-24, 2008). Complete details and a full schedule of events is available at http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgchi.htm

Please note that Lexa Doig has dropped out of the Chicago show due to filming and Tony Amendola will now be joining our other guests Michael Shanks, Ben Browder, Alexis Cruz, Chuck Campbell, and David Nykl. Details on refunds for Lexa separate photo ops and autographs is available at the site and Tony will be taking her place at all functions at the convention including the duo photo ops with Michael.

We've booked our 2nd guest for the Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS CONVENTION in Vancouver on April 2-5, 2009. Joining already announced Amanda Tapping is Connor Trinneer (one of our favorite Star Trek Convention guests, Connor plays Michael in Stargate Atlantis). We've also put on sale the Sunday Behind The Scenes Tours. Info on Vancouver is available at http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgvan.htm

Our final visit to Southern California will be held November 21 to 23, 2008 in Burbank. Guests include Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell, Alexis Cruz, Dan Shea, Kavan Smith and David Hewlett. Join the fun by clicking on through to http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgbur.htm

And, we'll also be coming one last time to the East Coast with The Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS CONVENTION on November 7 to 9, 2008 when we visit Cherry Hill, New Jersey with special guest stars Jason Momoa, David Nykl, Bill Dow, Dan Shea and Kavan Smith. Here's the website for this convention: http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgnj.htm

Thanks for you continued support of our STARGATE events and merchandise and for those coming to Chicago: HAVE A SAFE TRIP!

Your friends at Creation Entertainment

Fri., Sat. & Sun. August 22-24, 2008
Wyndham O'Hare
6810 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Stargate: Continuum - The Sun: Christopher Judge Interview and Video

At The Sun (UK):

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Stargate actor: 'I love Bree!'


Published: Today

SCI-FI actor Christopher Judge would love to have a part in Desperate Housewives. The Stargate actor, who plays Teal'C in the show, told us how he and his partner always settle down for the next episode of the Wisteria Lane-based drama...


Indeed. Christopher's new film Stargate: Continuum is out on DVD now.

Watch a preview of the film [at the link above]:

[NOTE: the video runs 3 mins 26 secs, and includes interviews with Ben Browder and Brad Wright.]

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Trailer for 'The Shrine'

From MGM Stargate:

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The Shrine

:30 2MB

Watch it in real time! All new episodes of Stargate Atlantis Fridays 10/9c only on SCI FI. Coming Up: "The Shrine"

Official Stargate Special Ops member

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'Gnothi Seauton'

Courtesy of HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'Gnothi Seauton,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau and Richard T. Jones. Guest stars include Sonya Walger, Tony Amendola (Stargate SG-1's Bra'tac), Jesse Garcia, Omid Abtahi and Dean Winters.

Sarah makes contact with an old friend to ask a favor, while John decides to pay a visit to Sarah's ex and Cameron makes a new friend.

Stargate Atlantis - SF Universe: An Interview with Kavan Smith

From SF Universe:

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Supporting Atlantis: An Interview with Kavan Smith

by Cynthia on August 18th, 2008

If you’re a genre TV fan, you’ve seen Kavan Smith. He’s had roles on Battlestar Galactica (The Captain’s Hand), Supernatural (Time is on My Side), Smallville (Kinetic), Blade, Jeremiah, Tru Calling, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits and a 21 episode run as Jim Garrity on The 4400. But to Stargate Atlantis fans he’s Major Lorne — 2nd in command of the military units under Major John Sheppard.

He joined the show in 2005 after briefly playing a character with the same name (though not really the same guy) on Stargate SG-1. Four years later, he’s credited with being in a quarter of the series run and yet he’s never had a storyline to call his own! I object.
“The character seems to be developing a little bit, which is always nice for a secondary character,” says Kavan Smith. “It seems like Lorne, instead of just being Shepherd’s right hand man, his military career is progressing so it feels less like a subservient kind of role on Atlantis now and a bit more like, I won’t say an equal, but a somewhat authoritative role. So I’m kinda running my own show; which is a neat way for Lorne to go. More so this year than any others anyway, I feel like his career is sort of moving ahead.”

Come back next Tuesday when Kavan Smith answers my favorite random questions:

– What’s something that you’ve held onto since you were a kid?

– What’s something you have done that there is no way you’re ever going to do that again?

—Captain Kirk or Captain Jack Sparrow?

Rosario Dawson - Gemini Division - Video: File No. 01 Eyes Wide Open

Courtesy of HULU, Gemini Division's 'File No. 01 Eyes Wide Open,' starring Rosario Dawson.

Gemini Division - File No. 01 Eyes Wide Open

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Anna and Nick's romantic Paris getaway turns dark.