Sunday, October 12, 2008

ReGenesis - Video: 'The Longest Night'

Courtesy of HULU, ReGenesis' 'The Longest Night,' starring Peter Outerbridge, Maxim Roy, Conrad Pla, Mayko Nguyen, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Sarah Strange and Greg Bryk. Guest stars include Mishu Vellani, Vincent Walsh, Kristin Booth, Chris Wiggins and Rosemary Dunsmore.

Jill goes to Canada to see if the Spanish Flu body is still in the ground. David recovers from his coma and limps back to the office.

Fringe - Video: Fringe Behind the Scenes

Courtesy of TV Guide's InFANity and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Fringe Behind the Scenes

Special |10:17 |

FRINGE, the latest sci-fi thriller from LOST creator JJ Abrams, has everything a sci-fi thriller craves: action, conspiracy, hot actors and actresses. InFANity hangs with the cast and crew and lets you see everything you need to know.

Star Trek - SFX Magazine: Zachary Quinto Interview

At SFX Magazine:

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

Sunday October 12, 2008

Zachary Quinto on playing Spock in Star Trek

You know him as all-powerful bad boy Sylar from Heroes, but Zachary Quinto will be hitting the big screen next year in one of the most iconic sci-fi roles of all - Star Trek's Spock. When we caught up with him this month, the 31-year-old actor had plenty to say about taking on the role, about working with JJ Abrams and about meeting Leonard Nimoy. Here are some highlights, with a few bonus quotes that didn't make it into the latest issue of SFX (on sale now with the rest of the interview).

... SFX: You're taking on 40 years of backstory with Spock. How much of a challenge is that?
Quinto: "There will never be another Leonard Nimoy - this is an incredible man and an incredible actor who really endeared himself to millions of people because of his portrayal of this character. And in a lot of ways that takes the pressure off me, because I can't compete with that! I have no control over that. I simply have a relationship with this character based on my understanding of where he is, in his perspective and his point of view."

"And that's supported by the script with Roberti Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote - it moved me immensely the first time I read it, and again subsequently as I immersed myself in it. So I don't really feel like I have a lot to prove. Leonard was very supportive of me from the very beginning and I was in the most capable hands I could possibly be in to make this movie with JJ Abrams and the people that surround him at Bad Robot productions."

"So for me it came down to a question of showing up to work and living in the moment, really tracking where those moments lead this character through this story. And the rest of it, the perception and the comparisons, the collective support of me playing this character... they're things I have no control over, so I don't really find it worth channelling my energy into them. That would only ultimately lead to a place of dissipation and frustration. I focus on the work: that's what I know how to do ..."

Sanctuary - Newsarama: Robin Dunne - From 'Webisodes' to SCIFI

At Newsarama:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)


Sanctuary's Robin Dunne - From 'Webisodes' to SCIFI

By Bryan Cairns
posted: 07 July 2008

On a Monday May afternoon, Dr. Will Zimmerman is in deep trouble. Although details are still sketchy, what is known is his plane crashed somewhere in the Himalayas and to make matters worse, along with his enigmatic boss Helen Magnus, there is a monster on board. Things may sound grim but in reality, actor Robin Dunne is sitting comfortably in Vancouver’s Norco Studios. The location, the creature, the environment, heck almost everything involved here, is nothing more than Hollywood magic and all part of a groundbreaking new Sci Fi Channel series called Sanctuary.
“This is episode five and it has been very trying because we are stuck in this tiny plane set and we are all in parkas, hats, and coats pretending we are freezing together when we are trying not to faint from heat exhaustion,” explains Dunne. “That is the cool thing about every episode you get; there is always something interesting to do. The green screen frees things up so we can be trapped in a crash at the top of the mountains in a snow storm or we can be on an island in the north of Scotland. It is a really exciting feeling. From my perspective as an actor, I can’t wait to see what is going to happen in every new script ...”

Video: Movie Trailer for Appaloosa - Ed Harris / Viggo Mortensen

'Appaloosa' opened Friday, October 3 '08, and stars Jeremy Irons, Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger and Lance Henriksen. Based on the novel by Robert B. Parker (Spenser). Directed by Ed Harris and written by Ed Harris and Robert Knott.

Sanctuary - NEW Video - Red Carpet Interview


Sanctuary - Red Carpet

SCI FI Wire Exclusive

SCI FI Wire talks to the cast and creators of "Sanctuary" on the red carpet.

Video runs 4:06 mins. Mini-interviews with Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Sam Egan, Damian Kindler, Martin Wood and Lee Wilson (SFX Supervisor) from the Sanctuary premiere at the Paley Center of Media in NYC on October 2, 2008.

Some screen prints:

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Behind the Scenes Video from 'The Lost Tribe'

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

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the behind the scenes video of an Asgard in action!)

October 11, 2008: Fuuuudge! Upcoming Guests! My Thoughts on Your Thoughts.

... Well, I was in the office yesterday to do an on-camera sit down with Special Features Producer Ivon Bartok for the season five Deleted Scenes DVD Extra. I introed three: the longer version of the sword fight sequence from Broken Ties, the uncut version of the McKay-Beckett scene from Whispers, and a deleted Woolsey-Shen scene from Remnants. In the case of the sword fight, I explained that cuts were made, not so much because we were running long, but because I felt the sequence was more dynamic in its paired-down version. In the case of the McKay-Beckett scene, I explained that the conversation was significantly trimmed down because the episode was running long. In general, when it comes time to edit and episode for time, the best case scenario would be to fine an entire scene to excise. This opportunity rarely presents itself because the reality is if you CAN remove an entire scene without missing it, then that scene didn't belong in the script in the first place meaning you, as a writer, have somehow failed in your duty to create a nice, tight script. I then moved onto my intro for the Woolsey-Shen scene which I was able to entirely excise from Remnants. Ahem. We WERE nine and half minutes over.

To those of you wondering - I forwarded Executive Producer Brad Wright all your questions. All twenty-six pages full. I aim to invite Marty G. over to talk about Brain Storm once that episode airs. And, finally, if Rob Cooper is feeling chatty, maybe I can get him to swing
by once Vegas airs. Other upcoming guests, questions have gone out to costume designer Val Halverson, composer Joel Goldsmith, and stunt coordinator James Bamford.

And now, I'd like to start gathering questions for SGA's Master of Mayhem, the Excelsior of Explosions, none other than our Special Effects Supervisor Wray Douglas. Wray has been with the show since the early SG-1 days. He and his team have been responsible for everything from squib hits and car stunts to menacing fog and the fiery blast that took out the beloved doctor Beckett. So if you have questions for Wray, start posting.

... My thoughts on your thoughts on The Lost Tribe:

Yes, Todd set the Daedalus on a collision course that would have wiped out everyone on board but, really, what choice did he have? First, the device was a huge threat to his kind and he was in a position to put an end to that thread. Second, he assumed he'd been double-crossed by Atlantis, that they were responsible for initiating the Attero device, so, in his mind, they deserved to be "inconvenienced". Third, as I believe Das pointed out - if Ronon hadn't taken out the weapons systems, he wouldn't have had to go to his last resort: crashing the Daedalus. Still, yes, he almost did wipe out the ship and everyone on board but, at the end of the day, he had little choice. But I'm sure that whiny, narrow-minded Sheppard will take it as a personal affront.

How was Keller "mean" to Ronon at episode's end? She was in an awkward position and felt it only right that Ronon know she was interested in someone else.

The reveal on the alien was a cool twist compliments of Rob Cooper who came up with the idea when we were first spinning the story. He also came up with the explosive side effect of the attero device.

Today's video: Behind every good Asgard are at least two great puppeteers.