Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Chuck - SciFi Wire: NBC Re-ups Chuck + NEW Photos!

At SciFi Wire:

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12:00 AM, 28-AUGUST-08

NBC Re-ups Chuck

NBC showed confidence in the sophomore series Chuck by picking up the back nine episodes of the season, giving it a full order in advance of the second-season premiere, Variety reported. The network was pleased with the first six episodes produced so far and wanted to keep the momentum going.

Executive producer Josh Schwartz called the pickup "unexpected."
"It's an incredible show of faith by NBC, and so amazingly nice to get based on the work alone," Schwartz told the trade paper.


Chuck launched last year but was cut short by the writers strike. Rather than bring it back in the spring, NBC opted to hold the show back and relaunch it this fall. It premieres on Monday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


NEW publicity stills from Chuck's season two premiere episode, 'Chuck vs. The First Date.'

Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi) and Sarah Walker (Yvonne Strahovski) out on a date

The date seems to be going really well.

Then again...maybe not!

Oh, yeah, we got trouble. Hey...isn't that Michael Clarke Duncan (as Colt)?

Oh -- Maj. John Casey (Adam Baldwin) seems to be alerted to the danger!

House - NEW Season 5 Photos

'House,' premieres on Fox on Tuesday, September 16 '08. (Please click on the photos for a larger size.)

Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard) [t-shirt message: Admit the Past, Deny the Present], Dr. Remy Hadley, aka Thirteen (Olivia Wilde), Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer) [t-shirt message: Don't blame me, blame my gender], Dr. Lawrence Kutner (Kal Penn) [t-shirt message: Doing things changes things], Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie) [t-shirt message: Hope is for sissies], Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps) [t-shirt message: Bad mojo is not a diagnosis], Dr. Lisa Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein), Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison), Dr. Chris Taub (Peter Jacobson)

Heroes - Video: Webisode - Chapter 1: A Nifty Trick

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' Webisode: Chapter 1: A Nifty Trick.


Web Exclusive |03:26 |

Meet Echo DeMille, a seemingly ordinary postman with extraordinary abilities.

Bill Nye - Bill Nye - Penn State Collegian: 'Stuff Happens' when Nye joins Discovery

From the Penn State Collegian (University Park, PA):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

(NOTE: Bill Nye guest stars in the Stargate Atlantis season five episode, 'Brain Storm.')

David Hewlett (Rodney McKay), Bill Nye, Neil DeGrasse-Tyson


Posted on August 28, 2008 12:00 AM

'Stuff Happens' when Nye joins Discovery

Bill Nye takes on new TV project for Discovery’s Planet Green network.

By Kyle Wall Email
Collegian Staff Writer

Ten years after Bill Nye the Science Guy ended its run, the "Science Guy" returns to television on Tuesday, Sept. 2 with the premiere of Stuff Happens on the Discovery Channel's recently-launched Planet Green network.

Nye said Stuff Happens focuses on an "eco-lifestyle" 24 hours a day -- from the choices consumers make to how they unexpectedly can affect people, animals and ecosystems all over the world.
"We're trying to get people to be aware of how they affect the environment, especially consumers," Nye said. "The choices you make as a consumer can affect everybody in the whole world."


Since the end of Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye has hosted programs such as The 100 Greatest Discoveries for Discovery Channel and won an Emmy for his Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye. He also will be appearing in a November episode of Sci-Fi's Stargate Atlantis as himself.

Heroes - SciFi Talk: Cast Interview on Season 2 DVD Release

At SciFi Talk:

Wed, 27 August 2008

Heroes Season 2 On DVD

A look at the sophmore season of this dynamic series. You'll hear from Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Sendhil Ramamurthy, James Kyson Lee, Ali Larter, Noah Grey-Cabey, Zachary Quinto, Nicholas D'Agosto, Masi Oka, Dana Davis, and Kristen Bell. Plus a look at the DVD bonus features. Special thanks to EPK.TV, NBC Video, Echo Bridge Entertainment and Special Ops Media. Music is by The Eternal.

Podcast Link

Eureka - Video: Episode Trailer for 'Phased and Confused'

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, the episode trailer for Eureka's next new episode, 'Phased and Confused.'

Carter's job is made more impossible when a superhero begins "saving" the day around Eureka with disastrous consequences.

Sanctuary - About SciFi: Fall 2008 Preview - New Shows

From's SciFi/Fantasy section:

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Fall 2008 Preview - New Shows

Here's what's on tap for Fall 2008 in sci-fi and fantasy TV. More to come on two new series slated for midseason, Dollhouse and Merlin. Already airing: the British monster drama Primeval.

1. Fringe - Premiere: Sept. 9. Airs: Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.

2. Knight Rider - Premiere: Sept. 24. Airs: Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC (encores Saturdays).

3. Life on Mars - Premiere: Oct. 9. Airs: Thursdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

4. Sanctuary

Premiere: Oct. 3. Airs: Fridays at 9 p.m. on Sci Fi. Sanctuary started life as eight independently produced webisodes created by Damian Kindler, a writer-producer for the Stargate franchise. Not coincidentally, the Victoran-era-set Sanctuary stars Stargate veteran Amanda Tapping as Dr. Helen Magnus, whose father introduced her to the study of strange and magical beings on Earth. Aiding her are psychiatrist Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne, As If); her ex-lover John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl, Smallville), who's from the far future who has the ability to manipulate spacetime and teleport; and their daughter Ashley Magnus (Emilie Ullerup). Sanctuary was performed in front of green screens, with all sets and effects being added by CGI.

5. True Blood - Premiere: Sept. 7. Airs: Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO.

6. Valentine - Premiere: Sept. 21. Airs: Sundays at 8 p.m. on The CW.

Also available at About SciFi:

Fall 2008 Preview - Returning Shows

Fall 2008 Preview - Premiere Schedule

Sanctuary - Yahoo! TV - Top 10 Anticipated New Shows

At Yahoo! TV:

Top 10 Anticipated New Shows

The Great Writer's Strike of 2007-08 lasted 100 days, but the wounds are still visible in the Fall '08 TV line-up. Fans with a craving for new series will find the typically abundant fall pickings relatively slim, but there are a handful of newbies that sparked some fevered Yahoo! search action. Click through this slideshow to countdown the Top 10 most anticipated new series according to Yahoo! Buzz.







** Weaned on the Web, "Sanctuary" moves into slightly larger environs when the science-meets-supernatural show crosses over to the SciFi Channel. The show's creative legacy stems from the "Stargate" series, and its webisode venture allowed fans to do video mash-ups. Don't expect a cyberspace storyline to carry over: Star Amanda Tapping (who looks pretty good for a 157-year-old doctor sniffing out undercover alien residents) reports that the TV version will be different. What will be the same: continued use of digital sets, a la "Sin City" and "300," making "Sanctuary" the first TV show ever to employ virtual backgrounds. Premieres Friday, 10/3 at 9pm on SciFi




#1 "90210"

Sanctuary - SFX Magazine: Issue # 174 - Amanda Tapping Interview

From SFX Magazine:

Latest issue- SFX 174 – October 2008

On sale Wednesday 27 August 2008

The Fall 2008 US TV season is almost upon us! Make sure you know what's hot and what's not with our seven-page guide to what's coming up.

The Terminator spin-off show will be back this year, and we've been on set and talked to the cast and crew about creating the second season.

While we wait for Doctor Who to return, the BBC hopes to fill the telefantasy void with this new take on one of Britain's oldest legends. We speak to the cast and crew.

Do you sometimes get deja vu while watching US TV? Chances are it's because they've been filming in Vancouver. Check out all the most popular locations - and find out what they've been used for - in our guide to the Canadian city.

We put your questions to Amanda Tapping and she answers them. You don't get much more straightforward than that!

We cast our eyes over some of the films that shamelessly ripped off paid homage to the sci-fi classics.

The legendary Stan Lee tells us all about what makes him tick.

There can be only one! We look back on Highlander: The Series. All six seasons of it.

What made Planet of the Apes such an enduring classic? We chop it open to find out.

Four pages dedicated to Gerry Anderson's Space: 1999.

We run through the most exciting bits of news from the massive annual convention, including the screen adaptations of Watchmen, The Spirit and Twilight, the lowdown on Paul WS Anderson's remake of Death Race, plot teasers for Lost, and an interview with Corey Feldman about Lost Boys: The Tribe, amongst many other things!

Milo Ventimiglia talks Heroes season three, Richard Morgan tells us about turning to fantasy after setting himself up as a sci-fi author, and Battlestar Galactica's Aaron Douglas tells all about how the season will end - massive spoilers ahoy!

This month we're looking at Dune, along with Liz Williams. Have you been reading too?

Now that Guillermo del Toro's agreed to direct the film, what do you want to see from The Hobbit?

Stargate Atlantis and Saving Grace both kick off their new seasons, and we also review Dr Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and Spooks: Code 9.


BIG SHOT: Take your first look at the cast lineup for season three of Primeval!

FREEZE FRAME: Our thoughts on the needless remake of The Day The Earth Stood Still.

We interview the new producer of The Sarah Jane Adventures about what's in store for season two!

M Night Shyamalan
tells all about his screen adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender!

Director Victor Salva talks to us about resurrecting the Creeper for Jeepers Creepers III.

We look at the upcoming graphic novel version of Stephen King's The Stand.

Alice Braga talks to us about Repossession Mambo.

We find out what happened to Tony Todd once he got rid of the hook hand and stopped messing about with bees.

Our verdicts on Hellboy II, I Want to Believe, The Dark Knight, Stargate Continuum, Trial of a Time Lord, Richard Morgan's new book The Steel Remains and absolutely loads more in our massive reviews section.

All this and lots more...

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Stargate Atlantis - NEW Video Stage 6 Tour and NEW Photos - Aug 27 '08

At Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 27, 2008:

Brad Wright shows off his All-Access Pass. Hey, that's where that ninth chevron went!

(Please follow the link for all 17 NEW photos of the various Stargate related props collected over the past 12 years in their original format. And to view the Stage 6 video tour, Part 2.)

August 27, 2008: Keep it. Keep it. Toss it. Keep it. Burn it.

The goa'uld are moving into their new apartment.

With production on the Stargate Atlantis series slated to wrap in the coming weeks, it was time for a little house-cleaning, so the producers took a trip down to the various lock-ups the other day to decide what should stay and could should go. After twelve years of television, you tend to amass a fair share of curios and, as we walked through the various warehouses and storerooms filled with everything from brass pseudo-Egyptian statuettes to unwieldy anti-replicator guns, I couldn't help but feel a little melancholy - partly because Atlantis but mainly due to the oppressive nature of the storage facilities crammed floor to ceiling with…well, I wouldn`t call it "junk" but I would say "it bears an uncanny resemblance to junk". If
one of those crazy cat ladies ever turned out to be a Stargate fan, I'm pretty sure this is what her place would look like.

Each crewmember is individually sealed and stored away for next year.

We'd taken a similar tour two years ago when SG-1 wrapped, winding our way past Jaffa armor, goa'uld braziers, and the remnants of Dakara, trying to decide what we could get rid of in order to free up some space. The canoe from A Hundred Days? No, no. There's no telling when a future episode might require a canoe. The Ma'chello device? Chances are we won't need it again but we could certainly remodel it and use
it as a base for some future alien tech. Seth's throne? Nope, that one's going up in my office! We faced some tough choices but Producer John Smith was on hand to offer his advice: "Just go from right to left and toss out every second thing, then go back from left to right and throw out every second thing again." In the end, after much consideration, I think we ended up turfing six of twelve phone booths and called it a day.

Hey, remember that episode where the team visits the alien tanning salon?

This time around was just as difficult. We knew that we'd be making Atlantis and SG-1 movies so we would want to keep a lot of the items specific to each series. On the other hand, it made sense to keep a lot of the more generic items like village wear and weaponry for the new series.

This we'll definitely re-use!

Ultimately, when all was said and done, we ended up getting rid of three of the remaining six phone booths.

Pottery Barn opens a store on Abydos.

Today's video: Carl leads us on a tour of Stage 6, Part II.

Awww. It's a furling. Awwww!!! He's been stuffed and mounted!

Supernatural - Total SciFi: Contest for Season 3 DVDs - UK Only!

At Total SciFi:

Win Supernatural Season 3 on DVD!

Posted on Tuesday 26 August 2008

The DVD is out now, but Total Sci-Fi has 5 copies to be won. Just take a look at the following question:

In which 2005 horror movie did Jared Padalecki play a character named Wade?

Email your answers to dwscifi [at] by 12 September 2008. Don't forget to include your name and address!

The competition closes on 12 September 2008.

The competition is open to UK residents aged 18 or over.

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett Blog Update Aug 27 '08

At David Hewlett's 'A Dog's Breakfast,' blog update for August 27, 2008:

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

David Hewlett - photo courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog

This is going to get ugly!

Written by dgeek

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

No, I'm not talking about the Atlantis cancellation...though we all really appreciate the tremendous show of support and snarkiness ;-) Thanks for that! Suffice it to say that I'll miss McKay as much as you will :-( - and now there's a whole GateWorld podcast to prove it!

No... I'm talking about things here at I've got the new install of Joomla going live complete with a new Fireboard forum which will hopefully come up and running that HOPEFULLY with all your chitter-chatter-gold intact. If not, what can I tell you, I'll be rending my clothes and pulling out my little tuft of hair as well...!

Anyway, love and PHP,


Stargate Atlantis - The Media Pundit: Q&A with Atlantis showrunner Joe Mallozzi

At The Media Pundit:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Q&A with Atlantis showrunner Joe Mallozzi

It was announced a little over a week ago that The SCI FI Channel chose not to renew Stargate Atlantis for a sixth season. At least one TV movie based on the series will go into the early stages of development and another franchise series will be born: Stargate Universe. Fans aren't happy, but that's pretty much par for the course for any series.

After GateWorld interviewed series co-creator and all-around Stargate guru Brad Wright, and with some questions I think still unanswered, I thought it would be enlightening to bring in one half of the duo responsible for the day-to-day production of Atlantis, Joe Mallozzi.

Paul Tenny: It seemed like the decision not to split the 5th season of Atlantis in two was actually a good sign for the show. Do you know if that was in any way related to the cancellation, or why that decision was made?
Joe Mallozzi: I don't believe it was cancellation-related. In fact, when we heard we would be running straight through, we took this as a very good sign as it would allow the ratings to build, unimpeded, over the course of an entire season. Nothing cools off a hot show like a two or three month break...

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Stargate Magazine Exclusive! - David Hewlett Interview

At MGM Stargate:

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Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Stargate Magazine Exclusive!

August 27, 2008 (Actors)

Read an excerpt of David Hewlett's interview with The Official Stargate SG1/Atlantis Magazine. 100-page special edition on sale now!

Fast-talking genius Rodney McKay’s time on Atlantis has certainly been eventful – from near-Ascension to losing his best friend, Rodney’s journey has been one of hard-learned lessons. Actor David Hewlett tells us why Rodney isn’t always a genius.

The Official Stargate SG1/Atlantis Magazine: How did you feel last season about McKay developing a relationship that led to a marriage proposal?
David Hewlett: It was neat. That episode was so funny because I came onto the set and was like, “Look, here’s the deal. You have a beautiful botanist on a little tropical paradise on Atlantis and what do I do? Panic? C’mon!” That’s what they are so good at doing with McKay. They put him in situations where anyone else would either enjoy themselves or excel. It’s like Moonlighting. You don’t want those things to work out where there is no tension any more. McKay single is a much more dangerous and entertaining character than when he was comfortable in a relationship. I’m hoping it will be revisited because it was such a final thing for her, and I don’t think McKay has figured it out...

Supernatural - Exclusive Interview: Lauren Cohan

At Margie and Edna's Basement:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Exclusive Interview: Lauren Cohan

How far ahead of time were you aware of Bela's backstory; that is, when did you find out about the demon deal, and what she'd endured as a child? Did it change how you felt about Bela?
I thought her backstory made for a chilling and believable layer to Bela’s character. Despite reading the script, the finished episode still seemed so new and revealing. I really enjoyed it...

Stargate Atlantis - Video: Behind the Scenes Tour of SGA Set!

At Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 26, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the video behind the scenes tour of the Stargate Atlantis set.)

August 26, 2008: Author Catherynne M. Valente Answers Your Questions - And Carl Binder Takes Us On A Virtual Tour

Today, it gives me great pleasure to turn this blog over to Catherynne M. Valente, author of The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden. If you didn`t get the chance to participate in this month`s Fantasy BOTMC discussion, all is not lost. Both The Orphan`s Tales: In the Night Garden and The Orphan`s Tales: In the Cities of Coin and Spice are available for order. And, if you have any further questions for Catherynne, head on over to her blog. Finally, a big thank you to Catherynne for managing to squeeze us in between all of the writing and world travel.


Today's video: As per your request = A video tour of Stage 6, the Atlantis standing sets, hosted by none other than writer-executive producer Carl Binder. Part 1.

Today's mailbag:

MysteryMadchen writes: "In your personal opinion, do you think that with a large fan outcry, Atlantis could be saved?"
Answer: As much as empathize with the fans and admire their determination, I believe that it's a done deal. That said, if ratings continue to rise and the series finishes strong, I can think of no better going away present for the cast and crew. And maybe, just maybe, while it wouldn't get the show uncancelled, it might cause "some" to regret seeing the show end. So get out there, find someone with a Nielsen box, and go watch the rest of the season at their place!

Eureka - Video: 'Show Me The Mummy'

Courtesy of The SciFi Channel and HULU, Eureka's 'Show Me The Mummy,' starring Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston and Jordan Hinson. Guest stars include Ever Carradine, Frances Fisher, Niall Matter, Chris Gauthier, Zak Santiago, Adrian Hough and Tricia Collins.

The fixer brings a celebrity archaeologist with a cursed Egyptian tomb.

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett Twitter Updates Aug 26 '08

From David Hewlett's Twitter site:

I guess I lied?! Just got the latest schedule for the next episode...looks like we're on location again next week...yay!
about 6 hours ago

[Paul] McGillion & me in the last shot of the last location we shoot in this's raining :-(
about 8 hours ago

Out in the wilds of B.C. Chasing Keller(s) around...please no rain!
about 17 hours ago

The Colbert Report - Video: Aug 6 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's August 6 '08 episode.

Kevin Costner tells Stephen about his new political comedy, "Swing Vote."

Simon Pegg - Starlog Magazine: A SPACED Odyssey

At Starlog Magazine:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview excerpt.)


Science fiction and comedy are an uneasy mix. True, a GALAXY QUEST or RED DWARF will occasionally come along and get it right, but by and large the two genres don't play well together.

However, as a legion of loyal British fans already knows, that short list of SF comedy gems includes SPACED, the cult show that ran on UK television from 1999-2001.

The series, about Daisy and Tim (Jessica Stevenson Hynes and Simon Pegg)--a pair of slacker 20-somethings who pose as a couple in order to rent a London flat together - is packed with genre references: from a RESIDENT EVIL-like zombie parody to Tim's anguish over THE PHANTOM MENACE...

SPACED: The Complete Series (BBC Video, $59.98) is packed with extras, including new commentary by the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone and Diablo Cody.

For those unfamiliar with SPACED's origins, the series began when Pegg and Hynes decided they were disillusioned with the UK comedy output for people in their age group.

"All the sitcoms about people in their mid-20s were written by people in their mid-40s, who really had no idea about what the experience of being that age at that time was, and we just felt we were being under-serviced, so we figured, 'Let's write one for ourselves,'" Pegg explains.
"We were both fans of shows like THE SIMPSONS, NORTHERN EXPOSURE and THE X-FILES, and we wanted to make a slightly hyper-realistic stylistic sitcom, which nevertheless was very true to the concerns and pastimes of people in that age group.
We were actually approached by a network in the UK who said, 'We would like to make a vehicle for you and Jess,' and we either naively or arrogantly, I can't remember which, said, 'OK, but we want to write it!' And they went along with it..."

Read Simon Pegg's complete interview in STARLOG #368, ON SALE NOW at newsstands and bookstores near you.

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Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Official Magazine Issue #24 - Site Update Aug 27 '08

From the Stargate Official Magazine site:


100-Page Special Issue!

The Stargate: Atlantis cast talk exclusively about what’s in store for season 5 in this 100-page special issue. Take a look at this page for a taste of what to expect, including interviews galore, an unmissable set report, a look back at Team Atlantis through the years, the Wraith’s evolution dissected, and much more!

Don Davis 1942-2008

It is with great sadness that we report that the Stargate universe has lost one of its finest. Legendary actor Don S. Davis passed away on June 29, after suffering a heart attack. He will be sorely missed by all those who had the pleasure of meeting and working with him. A full memorial to the actor who played General George Hammond will appear in the next issue of the magazine – if you’d like to share your experiences of Don with us, please email at stargate_sg1 [at]

Issue Spotlight

Then and Now

As season five gets ever closer, we look back at a hectic four years in Stargate: Atlantis in the latest issue of The Official Stargate SG-1/Atlantis Magazine. We see how the team has changed along the way and take some time to remember those who have fallen in defense of the City of the Ancients.


Cast Interviews

The Stargate: Atlantis cast talk exclusively about what’s in store for the new season. Actress Rachel Lutrell looks ahead to another dramatic chapter in the life of Athosian Queen Teyla Emmagen; actor David Hewlett tells all about playing fast-talking Rodney McKay; the man behind the laid back Lt. Colonel, Joe Flanigan, talks season five, prosthetics, and those pesky Wraith; Ronon Dex’s alter ego, Hawaii’s biggest export Jason Momoa, on fighting like a demon and turning to the dark side; and Robert Picardo reveals all about the rehabilitation of Woolsey.

Back to Atlantis: Set report

Stargate: Atlantis threw open the doors of the season five set to the world’s press earlier this year, and of course, The Official Stargate: SG-1/Atlantis Magazine took full advantage. We report back in this issue with thrilling tales of vicious fights, wardrobe makeovers and bizarre encounters: ‘Once again, the Wraith are out in full force this season, which is obvious during a trip to a recently completed set. With bloody red walls that consist of veins, sticky sinews, tissue, and stretched-out membrane, it certainly makes a striking, if somewhat grotesque, impression.’

Classic Episode: Sunday

We haven’t had a classic episode in the official magazine for some time, but the feature is back with a bang in the latest issue! Where better to start than with the unforgettable Sunday? Brave, funny, sad, and completely unlike any Stargate: Atlantis episode before it, director Will Waring and writer Martin Gero’s season three episode is, without doubt, a classic. Relive it in the latest issue, with insightful commentaries from cast and crew.

Exclusive Extras:

Jewel of Atlantis

The City of Ancients newest recruit, Jewel Staite, on Dr. Keller’s growing confidence and her burgeoning romance.

Ford’s Return?

Rainbow Sun Francks, better known as the long-lost Lt. Ford, talks about that cameo, and hopes it might herald a long-awaited return.

Wraith Evolution

We trace the evolution of Team Atlantis’ deadliest enemies and necessary allies.

Joe Malozzi’s Blog

The executive producer extraordinaire opens his blog archive once again for your reading pleasure.

Kitbag Special

To celebrate the start of season five, we take a look at the finest Stargate merchandise money can buy.

Level 28

Think you’re good enough for Team Atlantis? Then take our devilishly hard quiz.

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Wallace & Gromit - Video: The Snowmanatron

Courtesy of HULU, Wallace & Gromit's 'The Snowmanatron.'

Wallace & Gromit: Cracking Contraptions - The Snowmanatron

Short Film (s.1 : ep.4) |01:59 |

Determined to win the local snowman competition, Wallace unveils his latest invention: A machine that assembles a snowman at the touch of a few buttons. Though Wallace is pleased with the results, Gromit has something else in mind.

Torchwood - SciFi Wire: Torchwood Back For Season 3

At SciFi Wire:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

12:00 AM, 27-AUGUST-08

Torchwood Back For Season 3

Filming for the third season of the BBC's Doctor Who spinoff Torchwood (aired in the U.S. on BBC America), has begun in Cardiff, Wales, BBC Worldwide announced. The series, created and produced by Russell T. Davies, is scheduled to return in 2009, with a five-part miniseries titled Torchwood: Children of Earth.


Special guests in the five part series include Peter Capaldi, who plays the role of Mr. Frobisher, a civil servant who is hiding a terrible secret; Paul Copely as Clem, a survivor still haunted by his past; and Liz May Brice as Johnson, a cynical covert government agent determined to expose Torchwood.
"The new series of Torchwood is hugely bold and promises to be bigger and better than ever," Davies said in a statement. "The audience is in for an amazing ride. This series is one big serial and the most ambitious story we've ever made, and we've got plenty of surprises in store."

The second season of Torchwood will be released on DVD in the U.S. on Sept. 16.

Kevin McKidd - Journeyman - Video: 'The Year of the Rabbit'

Courtesy of HULU, Journeyman's 'The Year of the Rabbit,' starring Kevin McKidd, Gretchen Egolf, Moon Bloodgood, Reed Diamond, Brian Howe and Charles Henry Wyson. Guest stars include Lisa Sheridan, Brittany Ishibashi, Matthew Humphreys and Josh Daugherty.

Dan helps a young woman faced with 20 years in prison; while stranding his wife at her gala fundraiser.

Stargate Atlantis - SF Universe: Kavan Smith Interview Part Two

At SF Universe:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Major Evan Lorne (Kavan Smith) from Stargate Atlantis' 'Spoils of War'

Kavan Smith Gets Random

by Cynthia on August 26th, 2008

Last week I spoke to Stargate AtlantisKavan Smith. After we talked business, he took on my favorite random questions.

Captain Kirk or Captain Jack Sparrow?
Kavan: Sparrow. Without any question, all the way. Kirk, nice and campy. Sparrow, hysterical, just hysterical. Being around the guy, Sparrow. Playing him in a show, Sparrow. Which one inspires me more, Sparrow. I mean pretty much everything about it, definitely, huge Johnny Depp fan, too, so in all cases, Sparrow!