Friday, September 12, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel Updates Sept 12 - Trailer for Tracker

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis site, updates for September 12, 2008:

The Queen

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos

NEW Alex Levine Blog update for The Queen

NEXT new episode: Tracker airs Friday September 19 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Hunters chasing, Keller missing; much rests on Ronon's shoulders. Friday 10/9C

Trailer for Tracker

NEW Season 5 Quiz!

Carson Beckett

Stargate Atlantis - Video: Comic Con Panel

SG1: Continuum - Video: SciFi Channel Exclusive Interviews

Stargate Atlantis Movie

Sanctuary - Starring Amanda Tapping - Premieres Friday, October 3 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel!

Video: A New World


The cast talk about their characters and the new world of "Sanctuary."

Amanda Tapping Video Q&A - Part 1

Sanctuary Q&A

Amanda Tapping, star of "Sanctuary" answers fan questions from San Diego Comic-Con 2008.

Stargate Atlantis - Director Will Waring Answers Questions & New Video!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 12, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the new video.)

September 12, 2008: With Special Guest Star Director Will Waring, and the FX Stage Tour Part V

Director Will Waring

Hey, look at who dropped by with the answers to all of your burning questions. None other than fab Stargate Atlantis director Will Waring! Initially reluctant to guest here and lay bare his inner soul, Will finally came around after a little coaxing, a dash of needling, and some good old-fashioned sleep-deprivation.

Check out Will's Q&A, then scroll down to the bottom of this entry for Part 5 of our stroll through the FX Stage. And, in the coming days: the fan protest, my dinner with Bob Picardo, Atlantis physics consultant Mika McKinnon, pics from the set, and a video tour of Stage 3.

First a big thanks to Joe for finally letting me onto his blog , and a thanks to Joe and Paul for another great SGA year. Ok here goes.

Shirt `n Tie writes: "(i) Can I ask you the pineapple question? Including both SG1 and SGA, how many episodes have had pineapples appear in the background as an innocent prop? I think the story is that you had to drive a car through a scene at the start of your career and a pineapple rolled around the back windscreen and since
then you have tried to incorporate a pineapple in every epiosde you direct…Is this true? Anyway, curious to know if you have kept count of the pineapples.

(ii) What for you as a director is the most fun part of your job? and also the reverse…what is the least fun part of the job?

Thank you for taking the time to read (and answer) the questions…. I too also love the audio commentaries you take part in for the DVD box sets…. Your insights into what happened on set really bring the episode to a real context..Many thanks for this and (as always) please keep up the good work!"
WW: "1) What pineapple? I have no idea what you're talking about. 2) The most fun is seeing a plan come together, watching a great performance in a scene, and seeing a cut come together better than imagined, or reading a script and laughing out loud going holy shit can we do that? It's fun to watch the great crew and cast work together to pull off what we do every day. The least fun is running out of time and sometimes being the mean school bus driver.

Sanctuary - Two NEW Videos

Two new Sanctuary videos at the Sanctuary site:

Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping)

A New World

Amanda Tapping


The cast talk about their characters and the new world of "Sanctuary."

Christopher Heyerdahl

Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping)

John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl)

Amanda Tapping Q&A - Part 1

Sanctuary Q&A - Part One

Amanda Tapping, star of "Sanctuary" answers fan questions from San Diego Comic-Con 2008.

Sanctuary premieres on the SciFi Channel on Friday October 3 '08 at 9pm with a two-hour pilot episode.

Psych - Video: 'Talk Derby to Me'

Courtesy of USA and HULU, Psych's 'Talk Derby to Me,' starring James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernsen. Guest stars include Mickie James, Sydney Bennett, Liam James, Carlos McCullers II and Brenna O'Brien.

Shawn and Gus help an undercover Juliet solve a string of robberies connected to a roller derby team, which she has recently infiltrated as their newest member.

Burn Notice: Video: 'Double Booked' Episode

Courtesy of USA and HULU, Burn Notice's 'Double Booked,' starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless. Guest stars include Gerald Owens, Amy Pietz and Gary Weeks.

Michael is approached by a former operator who has also been using his spy skills to make a living doing odd jobs. But unlike Michael, this ex-spy is no white knight... he's a dark knight with very bad intentions for Michael.

Fringe - HypaSpace Podcast:: Audio Interview

At Canada's Space Channel:

Cast of Fringe


September 11 -

Joshua Jackson, John Noble, JJ Abrams, Roberto Orci and Alex Kutzman help de-code their new hit show- Fringe. Actors Thomas Dekker and Richard T. Jones discuss The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Actor Clancy Brown talks about his new horror western called The Burrowers. As well, Author Mark Alpert explains parallel universes, Jaime Hernadez re-launches Love and Pockets, and Natasha Eloi snags Actor Georgina Reilly and director Bruce MacDonald on the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) red carpet.

Podcast Download Link

Stargate Atlantis - Creation: Joe Flanigan signs for Vancouver '09 Con

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


APRIL 2-5, 2009 is the date for the Annual Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS Convention and we're out to make it the best Stargate event ever! Today we're taking a major step in that direction with the announcement that JOE FLANIGAN, the star of Stargate Atlantis will be joining the fun....

Joe joins previously announced guests AMANDA TAPPING and CONNOR TRINNEER with LOTS more great celebrities to come.

Make your plans to come up to the beautiful city of Vancouver, visit the sets of the series (yes, they will still be up for the movies), get the scoop on the new Stargate Universe TV series, and mix, mingle, and party with stars and fellow fans from around the globe!

At this time our top of the line GOLD WEEKEND PACKAGES are available. We have about 40 of these left.


Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun. April 2 - 5, 2009
Hilton Metrotown Vancouver
6083 McKay Ave.
Burnaby, BC

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Special "Whispers" Featurette

At MGM Stargate:

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

Special "Whispers" Featurette

2:27 7MB

Executive Producer Joseph Mallozzi talks about "Whispers."

Includes clips of behind the scenes filming from the episode.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: New Atlantis villains discovered!

At GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

New Atlantis villains discovered!


The first look at the bad guys from the upcoming Stargate Atlantis two-parter is here.

A brief excerpt:

Beware of SPOILERS for Season Five's "First Contact" and "The Lost Tribe" in the report [at GateWorld].

The first look at the new bad guys from the upcoming Stargate Atlantis two-parter is here!

Little is known about this new Pegasus Galaxy race (including their name), who will make their first appearance in the September 26 episode "First Contact." But if spoilers and speculation that is circulating online pan out, they may have a connection deep into the history of Stargate mythology...

House - Video: 'Wilson's Heart'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, House's season four finale episode, 'Wilson's Heart,' 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, Dan Desmond, Jennifer Crystal and Fred Durst.

House remains inhibited by injuries sustained from a bus accident.

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

Dr. Greg House (Hugh Laurie)

Dr. James Wilson (Robert Sean Leonard)

13 (Olivia Wilde), patient Lou (Christine Woods) and House

Stargate: Infinity - Stargate Planet: Interview with Mark Hildreth

At Stargate Planet:



Interview with Mark Hildreth

Stargate-Planet, September 2008

Mark Hildreth was born on January 24th, 1978 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. On Stargate:Infinity he is the voice of "R. J. Harrison" and we're grateful that he agreed to take some time off his busy schedule to answer a few career related questions for our German website visitors.

A brief excerpt: On "Stargate:Infinity", you were the voice of the character "R.J. Harrison". Did you have to audition? How did you prepare?
MH: I think I did audition for this one, and had a great time every day working with the awesome actors on the series. Anything you remember from working on Stargate:Infinity? Was it taped in Vancouver? How long did it take to take one episode?
MH: We would usually record one episode in about 4 hours, we recorded at Koko Studios in Vancouver Canada. I remember Dale Wilson, who is a very good voice-over actor whom I've known and worked with for many years, taking charge and leading a great cast. How was working together with James Byrnes on Stargate:Infinity? Which character did he voice-over?
MH: Jim is an old friend, and he recently sang with me on my new album entitled Complex State Of Attachment. I am a pop/R&B singer/songwriter, and I had the great honor of working with Jim on my album - you can hear it at Jim is a great guy, and was, as always, a real pro when we worked together on Stargate Infinity.

Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide Online: Hot List for Fri Sep 12

At TV Guide Online's Hot List:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Hot List

The Shows We're Watching Tonight

Stargate Atlantis

10 pm/ET Sci Fi New

When a main character goes undercover in a crime drama, she changes her name, her clothes and maybe invests in a wig. When a sci-fi character has to infiltrate the opposing team, she gets a face full of latex, courtesy of the makeup department. Things get ugly for Teyla (Rachel Luttrell) when the Atlantis babe gets an extraterrestrial makeover for a mission involving the team’s recurring Wraith bud, Todd (Christopher Heyerdahl). — Michael Chant

Burn Notice - Video: 'Double Booked' Commentary

Courtesy of USA and HULU, commentary for the Burn Notice episode, 'Double Booked.'

Burn Notice - Double Booked

Commentary (s.2 : ep.8) |05:38 |

Episode Commentary with Matt Nix

Ba'al: The Storm God - Premieres Sat Sept 13 on SciFi Channel

Lexa Doig (Stargate SG-1's Dr. Carolyn Lam) new made-for-TV movie, Ba'al: The Storm God, premieres on the SciFi Channel (US) on Saturday, September 13 at 9pm. The movie is repeated September 14 at 6pm and September 25 at 9pm.

Co-stars include Jeremy London, Stefanie von Pfetten, Elias Toufexis (SGA's The Return Parts 1 &2), Zen Shane Lim, Michael Kopsa (SG1's TBFTGOG and Gen. Kerrigan - Prodigy and Proving Ground), Peter Benson (Memento Mori), Scott Hylands (SG1's Bane), Cedric De Souza and Derek Anderson. Filmed in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

A terminally ill archaeologist attempts to cure his cancer by retrieving the ancient amulets of the storm god Ba'al.

Trailer available at Cinetel Films:

Michael Kopsa

Lexa Doig

SciFi Channel Ba'al: The Storm God site

Lost - Season One Premieres on SciFi Channel Sept 15 '08

Lost season one premieres on the SciFi Channel on Monday, September 15 '08, with four episodes from 7pm to 11pm. (And air in a four-hour block every Monday.) Starring Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Yunjin Kim, Terry O'Quinn, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Emilie de Ravin, Evangeline Lilly and Naveen Andrews.

From's schedulebot:


Stargate Atlantis - Vancouver Sun: Sci-fi fans won't let Stargate go without a fight

At the Vancouver Sun (Vancouver, BC, Canada):

(Please follow the link for the complete article. Photo of fans protesting the cancellation of Stargate Atlantis at the site.)

Sci-fi fans won't let Stargate go without a fight

Rally against cancellation of TV show expected to draw protesters from Seattle, L.A.

Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun

Published: Friday, September 12, 2008

Refusing to take no for an answer, fans of the cancelled B.C.-shot television series Stargate Atlantis will pick up placards today to protest the show's demise.

The rally, to be staged at Burnaby's Bridge Studios -- where the series is finishing its fifth season -- is expected to draw at least two dozen protesters, including one fan from Los Angeles and another from Seattle.

"We hope to have a lot of people with signs and a lot of people chanting," said rally organizer Gwen Groden, a stay-at-home Richmond mother who has religiously watched all four seasons of Stargate Atlantis and all 10 seasons of its predecessor, Stargate SG-1.

The Vancouver rally is the first of its kind, though Groden has heard there will be other protests in Los Angeles and New York, and possibly overseas. An online petition to save the show has gathered 15,000 signatures.


Stargate: Universe - GateWorld: Stargate Universe to film in February

At GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

Stargate Universe to film in February


The new Stargate series now has a start date for filming.

A brief excerpt:

The new third live-action series in the Stargate franchise is gearing up to begin production.

Stargate Universe will begin principle photography on February 4, 2009, according to a new report at My Entertainment World. The show will film at The Bridge Studios and on location in and around Vancouver, British Columbia...

Bones - Media Blvd. Magazine - David Boreanaz Interview

At Media Blvd. Magazine:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

David Boreanaz On The 4th Season of Bones

Thursday, 11 September 2008

By Christina Radish

The Fox television series Bones, currently in its fourth season, is a darkly amusing procedural with humor, heart and character, inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs. Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC, and writes novels as a sideline. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless, usually meaning that the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that CSI gives up, law enforcement calls in Bones for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim’s bones. Bones works directly with Special Agent Seeley Booth (David Boreanaz) of the FBI’s Homicide Investigations Unit, and together they pore over the physical evidence of the crimes they investigate.

Series star David Boreanaz spoke with MediaBlvd Magazine about what viewers can expect from Agent Booth in Season 4 of the hit series.

A brief excerpt:

MediaBlvd Magazine> How will Booth evolve as a character this season?
David Boreanaz> We really get back into Booth’s past. We’ll see his apartment. We’ll see where he’s living this year, and how he lives. One specific idea that I have, in general, that I really want to exploit is how Booth is, on the outside, very charming. He has all of his shields up. But, here is a guy who was an Army ranger. He was a sniper, and we touched on that in the first episode. He was tortured and he got hit in the shins. It would be nice to see how Booth gets ready in the morning, and to see him start the day because, when you do see him, he’s always on the move. He always has all of this stuff that protects him, but what really lies underneath all that is good stuff. I think we’ll exploit that this year.

The Colbert Report - Video: August 14 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's August 14 '08 episode.

Bing West, author of "The Strongest Tribe," gives Stephen his expert account of the war in Iraq.

Heroes - SciFi Talk: Season Three Red Carpet Audio Download

At SciFi Talk:

Fri, 12 September 2008

Heroes Season Three Red Carpet

The cast and Executive producer Tim Kring give their comments while attending a special Heroes Season three premiere party attended by some lucky fans. A nice preview to season three. A bonus a look at Star Trek Alternate Realities on DVD. Special thanks to EPK.TV, Paramount Home Video and NBC. Music is by Kathleen Reynolds. Visit for video footage of the Heroes Red Carpet Premiere.

Audio Download Link

Heroes season three premieres on NBC on Monday, September 22 at 9pm with the episode, 'The Second Coming.'

Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) and Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia)