Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sanctuary - SciFi Talk: Martin Wood Audio Interview

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Actors Christopher Heyerdahl and Emilie Ullerup and Director Martin Wood

Wed, 24 September 2008

Martin Wood - Sanctuary

Ace producer/director chats with me about the new series, Sanctuary making its premiere on the Sci-Fi Channel this October 3rd. He lets me in on how they made the change from webseries to television series and even previews some of the episodes. Plus we discuss his direction of the direct-to-DVD release of Stargate Continuum. Special thanks to Carole Appleby of Kayro Edelman.

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Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Podcast: Episode #12

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GateWorld Podcast: Episode #12

Tuesday - September 23, 2008 | by Darren Sumner

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

It's Episode #12 of the GateWorld Podcast! This week we are up to "Tracker," the ninth episode of Stargate Atlantis Season Five. Darren and David discuss the new episode, Ronon and McKay, and the growth of Dr. Jennifer Keller.

In a special segment, we'll also run down all six main characters listed in last week's Stargate Universe casting notice. We'll give our opinions on everyone from Colonel Young to Ron "Psycho" Stasiak, and speculate on the overall cast of characters that is currently being put together.

We also have an exclusive preview of this week's brand new interview with Michael Shanks ("Daniel Jackson")!

This Week's Listener Question: We've had SG-1 characters appear on Atlantis, and Atlantis characters on SG-1. Do you like crossover episodes? Which one has been your favorite, and why?

With casting for Stargate Universe now underway, we'd also love to hear whether you think anyone from SG-1 or Atlantis should be given a permanent spot on the new series.

Leave us a voicemail on the GateWorld Podcast Hotline any time, day or night, and we'll play some of your responses in the next podcast! Just dial:

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You can also leave a comment [at the link above], or post on the Podcast Feedback thread at the forum.

Next Week: We're on vacation next week, so check out a classic episode of the GateWorld Podcast from the archive to feed your need. We'll be back on Tuesday, October 7 to discuss this Friday's episode "First Contact."

Stargate SG-1 - Season 10 Mini-Marathon Sept 26 '08

From SciFi.com's schedulebot, a Stargate SG-1 season ten mini-marathon has been scheduled for Friday, September 26 '08 beginning at 8am on the SciFi Channel (US):


09:00A THE SHROUD - Richard Dean Anderson guest stars as Maj. Gen. Jack O'Neill





2:00P DOMINION - Cliff Simon and Morena Baccarin guest star

3:00P UNENDING - Series finale

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Heroes - SciFi Talk: Cast Audio Interview

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Fri, 19 September 2008


A look at what is a ahead of Season Three called Villains. Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Zachary Quinto, Brea Grant,and Heroes creator Tim Kring discuss what's at every turn for this season. Music is by Emissary.

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Bones - Digital Spy: Kathy Reichs Interview

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Kathy Reichs (Producer, 'Bones')

Monday, September 22 2008, 13:53 BST

By Neil Wilkes, Editor

Tempe and team are back as season four of popular forensic drama Bones begins this week with a special two-hour premiere episode set in London. A very different Tempe is also back in Devil Bones, the latest Kathy Reichs novel from the series of books that inspired the TV show. We called the best-selling author - also a producer on the TV series - to find out more about the differences between 'Book Tempe' and 'TV Tempe', and get her thoughts on that shock season finale twist.

...How have fans of your books reacted to the TV series?
"Initially I got a lot of questions asking why the character of Tempe is different. I think of them as 'Book Tempe' and 'TV Tempe'. Book Tempe is somewhere in her 40s, she works in the Carolinas and Canada, she's been married and unmarried, and has had this problem in the past with alcohol. TV Tempe is 30-something, she's in Washington DC, less sophisticated and definitely needs work on her people skills. I think of [the TV show] as a prequel, an earlier point in Tempe's life. Once I explain that, the fans say 'okay, that works'."

...How have fans of your books reacted to the TV series?
"Initially I got a lot of questions asking why the character of Tempe is different. I think of them as 'Book Tempe' and 'TV Tempe'. Book Tempe is somewhere in her 40s, she works in the Carolinas and Canada, she's been married and unmarried, and has had this problem in the past with alcohol. TV Tempe is 30-something, she's in Washington DC, less sophisticated and definitely needs work on her people skills. I think of [the TV show] as a prequel, an earlier point in Tempe's life. Once I explain that, the fans say 'okay, that works'."

Kathy Reichs' Devil Bones is out now. The new series of Bones begins Thursday at 9pm on Sky1.

Heroes - Amazon VOD: Zachary Quinto/Tim Kring Q & A

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Our Heroes Q&A With Zachary Quinto (Sylar) and series creator Tim Kring

The third "volume" of NBC's hit series Heroes is called "Villains," and the defining villain of the show has been Sylar (Zachary Quinto), the watchmaker's son with the deadly taste for other people's powers. Recently, I had the chance to be part of a wide-ranging conversation with Quinto and Heroes creator, writer and executive producer Tim Kring. They talked about good and evil (not as separate as we might like to think, of course), about the impact of the writer's strike on the newest volume of episodes (and on the one that preceded it) and about how Heroes helped land Zachary a role in the much-anticipated movie reboot of Star Trek. Let's get into it, though, with Kring's thoughts on the upsides and challenges of widespread critical acclaim and intense fan devotion -- you know, like what Heroes attracted with its first season. Because of the writers' strike, Volume 2 became the whole of the second season when it was really meant to only be part of the story. The audience didn't always love it and it wasn't always easy: "You know, that is always the nature of something that hits in a big way, in a very zeitgeist kind of way. It’s very hard to be shiny and new all the time. And so of course that’s something that, you know, that always concerns us but there’s not a whole lot we can do. We just make the story that we make. And as for how (season 2) was judged, I think, you know, the fans that really stuck with the show saw what ended up being, you know, the second -- especially the second half of that volume, you know, finally came together in the way that the first season did. In the first season, we took about eight or nine episodes before the characters even crossed paths with one another. And if you stuck with it, you were rewarded to see where that story went." Now, with Volume 3, and season 3, fans hope more rewards await. -- Stephanie Reid-Simons

My question is for Zachary but, Tim, feel free to chime in. You know, as far as Sylar goes, obviously he was the main bad guy in Season 1. In Season 2 he spent a lot of time really sort of recovering. ... It looks like he’s more (involved) this year. So Zachary, what was sort of your intention for this character coming into Season 3 and are you satisfied with the scripts you’ve seen to this point?
(Zachary) I think that the scripts this season are just, you know, more exciting and more action-packed, and more dynamic than ever. I mean, I think it just keeps getting better and more - you know, every time I open a script it’s truly a thrill. I mean, in terms of my - my approach is always the same in whatever I’m working on, is to serve the text, you know. And I think we’re really fortunate to work with incredibly creative, imaginative, consistent writers that bring, you know, surprise. I can’t - sometimes when I opened the script in Season 3, it’s difficult to keep track of exactly where I’m going because there’s so many different aspects of this character’s experience this year that are drawn upon. So my approach really is just to sort of serve that and to keep track of it at the same time. But I think people will see what I mean as the season unfolds.

(Tim Kring) I wanted to kind of clarify something because it’s been brought up a couple of times, this idea of Season 2 versus Season 3, versus Season 1. The truth is what you were referring as Season 2 was not really our Season 2. It was -- it turned out to be Season 2 because of the writers’ strike. It was really, you know, sort of like watching a movie and having the projector break 40 minutes into it. So what we’re doing now on -- for Season 3 was really going to be contained within the body of Season 2. So to the extent of a character like Sylar who spent the first volume of Season 2 without his powers, in the subsequent volumes he would’ve gotten those powers and all of - back and then gone on, you know, a series of adventures. So I just kind of wanted to clarify that, you know, what people are referring to as Season 2 was not by our design. It was really by the design of the fact that there was a writers’ strike.

Sarah Connor Chronicles - Total SciFi: Summer Glau/Garret Dillahunt Interview

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Posted on Tuesday 23 September 2008

Summer Glau and Garret Dillahunt: Talking Terminator

In person, Summer Glau looks petite and delicate. Indeed, she looks petite and delicate onscreen – until her cyborg character begins kicking major butt in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Garret Dillahunt, who plays the cyborg known as Cromartie, tasked with terminating John Connor, is a bit taller and broader, but still doesn’t appear capable of the havoc wreaked by his character. Both actors are happy to talk about Terminator’s second season, which has just begun airing on Fox. Words: Abbie Bernstein

...Were either of you worried that your character might shapeshift into another actor, as Terminators sometimes do?
Garret Dillahunt: [laughs] I guess I’m not really worried – I’m prepared. Obviously, no one is safe. We’re doing a lot of fun stuff this year that flashes back to the actor’s face he stole, stuff like that, which is going to be a lot of fun and I think we’re going to try to cross-pollinate with webisodes.

Summer, on Firefly your character River’s relationships with people around her changed through the course of the series. It seems it’s a little more difficult for the cyborg Cameron to have relationships that change. Or do you think there are changes that are just more subtle?
Summer Glau: I can tell you, relationships do change in the second season. I can’t say how, but everything is changing. She’s growing quite a bit, it’s very surprising. There have been hints of what’s going to happen to her - nothing is going to be the same. I think it was a triangle the first season. It’s a power struggle between Sarah [Lena Headey] and I in trying to influence John. I think that it’s always a triangle, and now that Riley [Leven Rambin as John’s potential love interest] has come on the scene, Cameron is definitely [displeased].

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is currently airing on Fox.

Heroes - Video: 'The Butterfly Effect'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'The Butterfly Effect,' starring Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka, James Kyson Lee, Zachary Quinto, Adrian Pasdar, Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose, Ali Larter, Kristen Bell, Brea Grant, Dania Ramirez and Kiko Ellsworth. Guest stars include Bruce Boxleitner, Francis Capra, Ashley Crow, Jessalyn Gilsig, Demetrius Grosse, William Katt, Malcolm McDowell and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Angela confronts her son, Peter, as the bursts of violence around them only hint to the catastrophes to come. Sylar declares war on the Company by attacking their main facility. Meanwhile, Claire discovers something new and unexpected about her abilities.

Stargate Atlantis - Publicity Stills from 'Remnants' Sept 23 '08

Publicity stills from the new Stargate Atlantis episode, 'Remnants,' scheduled to air later this fall on the SciFi Channel. (Please click on photo for a larger format.)

Dr. Vanessa Conrad (Anna Galvin)

IOA Representative Shen Xiaoyi (Tamlyn Tomita)

Kolya (Robert Davi) and Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)



Kolya and Shep

Heroes - Video: 'The Second Coming'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'The Second Coming,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include Bruce Boxleitner, Randall Bentley, Francis Capra, Ashley Crow, Brea Grant, Noah Gray-Cabey, Jamie Hector, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Carlon Jeffery, Malcolm McDowell, Blake Shields and George Takei.

The identity of the shooter is revealed, throwing Peter and Matt into uncharted territory. With his powers partially restored, Sylar decides a visit to Claire could give him a boost, Hiro and Ando are charged with safeguarding a family secret.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'The Mousetrap'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'The Mousetrap,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green and Richard T. Jones. Guest stars include Garret Dillahunt, Busy Philipps, Sonya Walger and Dean Winters.

After Cromartie kidnaps Charley’s wife, Sarah and Derek are put to the test.

Michael T. Weiss - The Pretender - Video: 'Pilot'

Courtesy of HULU, the pilot episode for the '96 TV series, The Pretender, starring Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker and Patrick Bauchau. Guest stars include L. Scott Caldwell, Lilyan Chauvin, Peter Michael Goetz, Jeffrey Shepard and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Having just missed Jarod on a tanker ship in Alaska, Miss Parker and Sydney track him to a hospital where he plans on exposing an alcoholic surgeon who crippled a young boy.

Eureka - 'From Fear To Eternity'

The Eureka mid-season finale, 'From Fear To Eternity,' airs Tuesday, September 23 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel.

From Fear to Eternity (New) 9:00 PM, 1 hr
Tue 09/23/2008
TVPG, English, Letterbox, 2008

A scientific discovery that has the potential to significantly alter the world is uncovered, as Carter is not sure about who he can trust with it, and Eva Thorne has an explanation about why Zoe's life is put in imminent danger.

Cast & Credits: Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson, Joe Morton, Jordan Hinson, Erica Cerra and Neil Grayston

David Boreanaz - Bones: Video: 'The Man In The Bear'

Courtesy of HULU, from Bones' season one, 'The Man In The Bear,' starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, T.J. Thyne and Jonathan Adams. Guest stars include Alex Carter, Marguerite MacIntyre, Tom Kiesche, Steve Reevis and Rusty Joiner.

When a human arm is found inside the stomach of a black bear, Brennan and Booth travel to Washington state to investigate. They search a small town for clues and discover that ritualistic cannibalism is involved.

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi.com: Trailer for 'First Contact'

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First Contact

Episode 510

McKay and Dr. Daniel Jackson trip into a secret lab of a rebel Ancient scientist. Friday 10/9C