Thursday, September 11, 2008

Stargate SG1: The Ark of Truth - Canada: Airs Sept 13 on Space Channel

From Canada's

Saturday, September 13, 2008

10:00 PM

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

(PG) (CC) (DV)

SG-1 search for an Ancient Artifact to finally defeat the Ori. But the Artifact is in the Ori Galaxy. Stars Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge. 2007


Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 3:15 AM

Stargate Atlantis - Questions for Robert Picardo?

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 11, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the new video, part 4 of the FX stage tour.)

September 11, 2008: An Unduly Prolix Entry


Hey, Bob Picardo promised to come by my office tomorrow and field your fan questions as part of a special Bob Picardo Video Q&A Video Segment. If you have any questions for Bob, post them anytime between now and when he walks into my office tomorrow.

Today's video = Touring the FX Stage with Carl Binder, Part IV

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Publicity Stills - 'Outsiders'

New publicity stills from Stargate Atlantis' 'Outsiders,' scheduled to air on the SciFi Channel on Friday, October 17 at its new time, 9pm. Guest stars include Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett, Sarah Deakins as Renni, Joel Polis as Elson, Sean Tyson as Jervis, Aaron Craven as the Wraith Commander and G. Michael Gray as Sefaris.

(Please click on photo for a larger format.)

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and Jervis (Sean Tyson)

Wraith Commander (Aaron Craven) and Sefaris (G. Michael Gray)

Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion), Shep and Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Renni (Sarah Deakins), Elson (Joel Polis) and Jervis (Sean Tyson)

Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) and Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)


Sanctuary - Video: NEW Behind the Scenes Trailer

The Sanctuary For All website has a new behind the scenes video trailer available at:

(Please follow the link to view the trailer in its original format.)

Also, the website indicates that Sanctuary will air on:

SciFi Channel (US) - Premieres Friday October 3 at 9pm - Starring Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup and Christopher Heyerdahl

Movie Central (Canada)

The Movie Network (Canada)

Space (Canada)


Fringe - VFX World: Pushing Science Beyond Far-Fetched

At VFX World:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Olivia Dunham (Anna Torv), Peter Bishop (Joshua Jackson), Phillip Broyles (Lance Reddick) and Walter Bishop (John Noble)

Fringe: Pushing Science Beyond Far-Fetched

FOX debuts Fringe tonight, so Tara Bennett goes behind-the-scenes with creator J.J. Abrams and Zoic VFX Supervisor Andrew Orloff.

By Tara Bennett

September 09, 2008

When creative wunderkind J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost) brings a new pilot to television, audiences now expect big-screen quality in their living rooms. Luckily, Abrams doesn't disappoint, as he's always breaking new ground, especially when it comes to the integration of visual effects in his TV projects (despite lesser budgets and tighter production turnaround). Abrams' latest series, Fringe, premiering tonight on FOX, 8/7c, created with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, concerns an FBI agent (Anna Torv) investigating bizarre scientific "patterns" with a mad-scientist (John Noble) and his more stable but equally brilliant son (Joshua Jackson) in tow.

Already called a more outrageous X-Files for the new millennium, Abrams said in a conference call with VFXWorld last week that, "with Fringe, we very consciously did what is in many ways a preposterous, out there, far-fetched, story point in order to say to the audience this is what you are going to be getting on the show. Some [episodes] will deal with science very much as it exists, but, for the most part, the fun for me in TV shows and films is to push the envelope further than you might otherwise."

And it shows in Fringe's two-hour premiere (which cost upwards of $10 million), which could easily hang with its big boy cousins in the theaters considering the pilots impressive cinematography, production design and detailed, gory visual effects. Zoic Studios handled the bulk of the labor on the pilot and is now in charge of the vfx on the continuing episodes. Andrew Orloff is the visual effects supervisor for episodic at Zoic and considers Fringe one of his favorite projects this TV season...

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: 'The Man in the Outhouse'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Bone's 'The Man in the Outhouse,' starring David Boreanaz,
Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor and John Francis Daley. Guest stars include Rob Boltin, John Di Maggio, Brennan Elliott, Dee Freeman and Jill Wagner.

When a body is identified as the host of a show which catches infidelity in the act, Brennan and Booth must identify the killer from of a large pool of suspects.

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'Surprise'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'Surprise,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Anthony Head and Kristine Sutherland. Guest stars include Seth Green, Robia LaMorte, Brian Thompson, Eric Saiet, Vincent Schiavelli, James Marsters and Juliet Landau.

On Buffy's seventeenth birthday she and Angel must prevent Spike and Drusilla from resurrecting The Judge, a demon who has the power to destroy humanity.

House - Video: House's Head (Part 1 of 2)

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, the first part of the House 4th season finale episode, 'House's Head (Part 1 of 2),' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Anne Dudek, Henry Hayashi, Julie Ariola and Fred Durst.

House finds himself dazed, confused and covered in blood after surviving a bus accident.

House's fifth season premiere, 'Dying Changes Everything,' airs Tuesday, September 16 at 8pm on FOX.

Stargate SG-1 - Cinema Spy: Ben Browder Interview

At Cinema Spy:

(Please follow the link for the complete five-page interview.)

Interview: Ben Browder

On 'Stargate', 'Farscape', writing a mini-series for SCI FI...and weed whackers

By Michael Simpson | Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Although he came to the series late, Ben Browder fits right in on the set of Stargate SG-1. The actor, who plays SG-1's leader Cameron Mitchell, signed on to the show at the start of its ninth season, following the departure of Richard Dean Anderson (who played Jack O'Neill). The cast and crew that Browder joined is characterized by an unpretentious openness and enthusiasm. The ebullient Memphis-born actor shares those qualities. He also has an infectious sense of humor that, by his own admission, is hard to contain. All of these traits were evident in an interview he gave earlier this year at Bridge Studios in Vancouver, where Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis are filmed. During the chat, Browder discussed his experience of coming aboard SG-1 towards the end of its 10-year run, what he likes and dislikes about Mitchell, why he's worried that he didn't get the girl in the direct-to-video movie Stargate Continuum (released in July), and what he thinks about being typecast as a sci-fi actor. He also asked for advice on weed-whackers.

A brief excerpt:

CinemaSpy: Have you found the experience of filming in Canada, Australia and the US different?
Ben Browder: Well, I have more experience filming in Australia and in Canada than I probably do filming in the US just because of the longevity of the work. They're surprisingly similar in many ways. The differences are more cultural. The physical mechanics of making movies is similar. Every set has its own culture and vibe, so I really couldn't compare Canada to Australia. I could compare Stargate to Farscape. I'm sure you guys have probably been on more sets than I've been on. You go on a set... everyone has a different vibe. It comes from both ends of the food chain in regards to how a set is because of what the script is like, how successful the show is, what's the creative process. So every show has a different culture, and I don't know how to compare those in regards to nationalities because I think I would probably be only speaking specifically about the two shows. And there's a danger in there because I'll end up saying something like, "Canadians sound really intelligent, but somehow evil, eh. They sound like they're from Minnesota, but smarter, eh." [laughs] I made the mistake of talking to RDA [Richard Dean Anderson] about it. He appeared in one the later episodes of Stargate, I think it was Moebius, where he's on the boat, and I thought he was affecting a Canadian accent, not realizing it was Minnesotan, which is his native accent. I said, "So why d'you choose to do the Canadian accent?" He said, "What are you talking about?" [I said,] "You know, when you were on the boat and it was the separate timeline thing. Was it like a homage to the crew or something." [laughs]He looks at me like, "What?" [I said,] "You know, the timeline thing, and you were on the boat and you were like, ëeh'" He goes, "Like, 'I'm from Minnesota,' eh?" I went, "Oooh, right." [laughs] I thought the Canadian's had a lock on "Eh." No?

New Amsterdam - Video : 'Love Hurts'

Courtesy of HULU, the New Amsterdam series finale episode, 'Love Hurts,' starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore and Stephen Henderson. Guest stars include Susan Misner, Robert Clohessy, Jamie Harrold and Annika Peterson.

Still recovering from his recent gunshot wound, John and Eva investigate what looks to be the drowning death of a young woman.