Thursday, October 30, 2008

Stargate / Sarah Connor Chronicles - SciFi Now Magazine Issue # 21

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Officially on sale 30th October, SciFiNow Issue 21 is the latest issue of the UK's fastest growing and biggest science fiction magazine. Here's a small taster of what's in store in our huge 148 page issue.


Sarah Connor Chronicles: Season 2
The greatest horror movies ever made
Survivors returns


City Of Ember
Dead Set

PLUS the best of ...

Complete Guide To The Post-Apocalypse
Knight Rider’s back!
Retro Classic: Forbidden Planet

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• We talk to Charlie Brooker about his new series, Dead Set, and the fuss about running zombies.
• SciFiNow throws itself into the fight against Skynet, with our exclusive interviews with the cast and crew about the second season of this metal-melting series.
• And all you could want from the UK's premiere science fiction, horror, fantasy and cult magazine.

Skynet has awoken, and issue 21 speeds its way into all good newsagents on 30t October 2008!

Those lucky enough to be subscribers will have made a huge 30% saving, so why not pop on over to our eShop and join them today.

Stargate Atlantis - Slice of SciFi: Loyd Bateman - Stunt Performer - Interview

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Slice of SciFi Interview with Loyd Bateman - Stunt Performer/Actor/Producer

October 30, 2008 by Sam Sloan

Loyd Bateman is best know around entertainment circles as a stunt performer in such films and TV shows like "Stargate Continuum," "Stargate Arc of Truth," "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," "Far Cry," "The Eye" "Max Steel," "The 4400," "Battlestar Galactica," "Samurai Girl," "Flash Gordon," "L Word," "Blood Ties," and so many more. He also has one distinction in which he is the envy of every male lover of "Stargate: Atlantis," the husband of Rachel Luttrell and father to their first child born this year.

Loyd is also a find actor and producer with his eye set on one day becoming a successful film director.

Our roving reporter Linda Craddock caught up with Loyd in Vancouver and sat down to talk with him about his future in show business and a revealing insight in just what it takes to become a successful stunt person.

... SoSF: All our fans are aware of "Stargate: Atlantis" getting canceled and you have appeared in a few of the episodes over the years as both an actor and stunt performer. Are there plans to have you involved with any of the remaining episodes for this final season? I know the buzz in now all about the Atlantis movies and it may be too early to tell, but given the opportunity would you want to be a part of that?
LB: Of course! If I have an opportunity to work in the movies I'll take it. They're actually shooting the last episode of "Stargate: Atlantis" now while we are talking. Tomorrow is the last day and then just a couple of 2nd unit days, but I haven't been on any episodes this season.

... SoSF: I will be looking forward to them and thanks Loyd for taking time to share with our Slice of SciFi audience.
LB: Thanks Linda. That sounds good.

Sanctuary - The Movie Network (Canada): December Episodes

At The Movie Network (Canada):

Sanctuary's December Episodes:

Sanctuary: Ep. 9 - Requiem December 5 - 8:00 pm

Sanctuary: Ep. 10 - Warriors December 12 - 8:00 pm

Sanctuary: Ep. 11 - Instinct December 19 - 8:00 pm

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - DigiGuide (UK): TV Highlights week of Nov 3 '08

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There's a particularly electric episode of Fringe this week. Elsewhere there's a deadly predicament in Stargate Atlantis, a creature on the loose in Sanctuary, and Peter Petrelli has a meeting that will change his life in Heroes.


A deadly predicament

Stargate Atlantis, showing Tuesday November 4th on Sky1 at 8:00pm

The sterling sci-fi drama continues. Colonel John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team locate Dr Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) on an alien planet where he is treating a small group of survivors of the Hoffan plague. These patients, who escaped a Wraith attack on their home world, Balar, have found sanctuary and friendship on this alien planet. But that same evening, a party of Wraith warriors appears before the village's councillors, demanding that the refugees be turned over to them - threatening total annihilation if they refuse.

The Balarians, aware that they are not only immune, but lethal, to a Wraith feeding, fear there is no chance the townspeople will continue to harbour them. And they may be right. Despite Sheppard's best efforts, it appears the original residents intend to sacrifice the newcomers in order to save themselves...


Creature on the loose

Sanctuary, showing Monday November 3rd on ITV4 at 9:00pm

The sci-fi series continues. The enigmatic Dr Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) and their colleague Dr. Allison Grant (Sarah Strange) are on a mission in the Himalayas to capture one of the most elusive and mysterious abnormals ever encountered. Flying back to their New Delhi lab, the creature escapes its cage, attacking the pilot and downing the plane in the middle of the treacherous Hindu Kush Mountain Range.

Along with Magnus, Will and Allison, surviving the crash are the Sanctuary's weapons dealer Sylvio Rudd, the expedition's Sherpa Tashi, co-pilot Lloyd Strickland and plane mechanic Viktor Braun, but there is no sign of the escaped creature.

Back home, Ashley (Emilie Ullerup) has been tracking the plane and immediately arranges for a rescue team out of Islamabad. But a frenzied snow storm has made its way to the fallen plane and the rescue effort cannot move forward until the fierce weather subsides. The hope of being able to reach the plane in a matter of hours turns into a potential of days for the stranded, injured and freezing passengers.

As night falls, they settle in to rest while the wind howls outside the severely damaged fuselage. It becomes chillingly apparent that surviving the cold is the least of their worries when they discover Strickland dead in the cockpit, the victim of a vicious attack, and the creature still nowhere in sight...

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: Pilot Episode

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TV Guide Specials - Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles

Special |08:11 |

He said he'd be back and was true to his word. The Terminator invades the small screen on TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES! InFANity talks to the stars and crew.

Interviewed in this segment are Producers Josh Friedman and James Middleton and actors Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau and Brian Austin Green.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: New Horizons, New Faces!

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New Horizons, New Faces!

October 30, 2008 (Products)

Stargate Atlantis: The Official Companion Season 4 – Now Available!

The blockbuster Stargate movie paved the way for the smash hit, record-breaking TV series Stargate SG-1; now the spin-off show Atlantis has made its own mark as a hugely successful and highly acclaimed series – and Titan is taking readers right inside the series with its fantastic companions!

Stargate Atlantis: The Official Companion Season 4 [Titan Books, 28 October 2008, $14.95] follows the Stargate Atlantis team, now based in the mythical Lost City in a distant galaxy, as they make friends and enemies in equal measure. The fourth season brings a new boss — SG-1’s Sam Carter — new faces and alliances, as well as new planets and new alien encounters, but all delivered with the same irresistible brand of Stargate adventure!

This is the official companion to the fourth season, packed with behind the scenes interviews, an episode guide and scores of photos, including a 16 page color gallery.

Sharon Gosling
has been a regular visitor to the sets of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis as the author of Titan’s 2 previous official Stargate Atlantis companions and Stargate SG-1: The Illustrated Companion Season 9, and the former Editor of Titan’s official Stargate magazine.

On Sale Now!

Sharon Gosling
October 28, 2008
Paperback • $14.95 • 160pp + 16pp color

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NBCUMV: SciFi Channel Greenlights WCG Gamequest for Early 2009


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SciFi Channel Greenlights WCG Gamequest for Early 2009

Published: October 30, 2008

Produced by Granada America and World Cyber Games (WCG); Samsung is the official production partner

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - October 30, 2008 – SCI FI Channel has greenlit to production WCG GameQuest (working title), an 8-episode elimination-style reality competition, pitting 12 contestants against each other in a series of video game challenges in order to find the "Best All-Around Gamer" in the United States. Shot on location in Los Angeles, GameQuest is slated to premiere on SCI FI in the first quarter of 2009.

The series features top game titles from various studios and includes physical challenges that bring video games to life, as well as elimination challenges in an arena before hundreds of spectators. This exciting new format features a diverse group of contestants who embark on an intense and emotional journey, all hoping to win a prize package that includes $100,000 and trips to future World Cyber Games (WCG) events across the globe.
"With two out of every three American households playing videogames, it's clear that this mainstream phenomenon is a perfect arena for the Channel's agenda of broadening the brand while celebrating imagination," said Dave Howe, SCI FI Channel President. "The colorful and eclectic group of men and women competitors will simultaneously fit and completely shake up the ultimate gamer stereotype. We are thrilled to be partnering with WCG and Samsung for this fun and engaging show."

"Since 2000, the WCG has been at the forefront of e-sports and as we've grown to 78 countries represented and 1.5 million participants, we've seen that passion for gaming knows no geographic or demographic boundaries," said H.S. Kim, WCG President. "Go to any WCG event or one of the many millions of gaming households across the globe and you'll see the love and excitement that people share with their favorite titles. As gaming continues to be the fastest growing sector of the entertainment industry, we are delighted that we can continue to lead this revolution and with SCI FI, Granada and Samsung as partners, bring this show to viewers. The world has never seen a gaming-related TV series like GameQuest and we are confident that it will appeal to all levels of gamers and even non-gamers."

In WCG GameQuest, contestants will be first tested in real life challenges based on a variety of games and then must master the actual video games themselves. Ultimately, contestants will be forced to rely on real world and virtual world skills like attentiveness, coordination, and endurance in order to avoid elimination. But similar to video gaming where the person with the most skills doesn't always come out on top – for the winner of GameQuest, it may all come down to pure strategy and knowledge of other opponents' weaknesses in order to outlast the competition.

Samsung Electronics, the official worldwide partner for the World Cyber Games, is also the official series production partner.
"As a company that believes in the power of passion and imagination, we know that there is no place where this is more evident than in the WCG," said Gregory Lee, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics. "Samsung televisions, monitors, mobile devices and notebooks are fantastic platforms for video games and we're pleased to extend our commitment to the WCG and partner with SCI FI and Granada to make this one-of-a-kind show a reality."

"GameQuest will showcase the latest in consumer electronics and video games. Being a part of this ground-breaking series proves Samsung's commitment to creating products this technology-savvy gamer audience craves. Samsung is focused on understanding what our consumers want, and then delivering it to them with leading technology and design to enhance their digital experience," said Steven Cook, SVP and Chief Strategic Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics America. "We are confident that GameQuest will set an industry precedent for gaming reality competition and we look forward to seeing what the season has in store."

WCG GameQuest is a format created by Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith ("Phenomenon", "Gameshow Marathon" and "Last Comic Standing") who will executive produce.
"This deal is very exciting on several levels," said Paul Buccieri, President and CEO, Granada America. "We are delighted to partner with not only one but two top brands in the WCG and Samsung. When the WCG and Samsung approached us with the opportunity, we were definitely up for the challenge. Michael and Dwight crafted an imaginative and compelling format that combines the enormous popularity of video gaming with the real drama of competition. Producing this as our first project for SCI FI is especially gratifying."

"We are thrilled to be the broadcast partner for such a unique and innovative programming deal which extends our commitment to reality programming," said Chris Czarkowski, SCI FI's VP, Sales. "Electronics and gaming are both categories that have mass appeal for our core SCI FI consumer, making the WCG and Samsung the perfect brands to produce this kind of cutting edge gaming show."

Ivan Garel-Jones, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Granada America, brokered the deal with the WCG and Samsung Electronics. The WCG and Samsung brokered the deal with SCI FI.


Sanctuary - TV Guide Online: - Nubbins: Hot List Nov 7 '08

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TV Guide's Hot List

Nov. 7 '08

Sanctuary (SciFi Channel, 10/9C)

Star Trek's Tribbles have nada on the frisky furballs causing all sorts of trouble for Magnus' crew, who seem to be getting a little frisky themselves.

Legend of the Seeker - NEW Syndicated Series Premieres Nov 1-2 '08

Legend of the Seeker is a new syndicated scifi/fantasy series premiering in the US the weekend of November 1-2 '08. Starring Bridget Regan, Craig Horner, David de Lautour, Jay Laga'aia, Craig Parker and Bruce Spence, the series is filmed in New Zealand, and based on the Terry Goodkind's 'The Sword of Truth' saga.

Official Web Site (where you can find your local time and channel)

Bridget Regan (Kahlan Amnell)

Craig Horner (Richard Cypher)

Jay Laga'aia (Chase Brandstone)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - InFANity - Video: Cast Interview

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Celebrity Interviews - Terminator Connor Chronicles Cast

Interview |07:55 |

InFANity gets up close and personal with Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau and the rest of the stars from TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES!

In this segment, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones, Brian Austin Green, Shirley Manson and Busy Phillips are interviewed.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Video: Super-Fan Promo: Man on Fire!

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Man on Fire

2:19 12MB

On set with James "Bam Bam" Bamford behind the scenes of the Super-Fan Promos!

Writer/Director/Producer Martin Gero, actor Jason Momoa, and Super Fan winner James Kallas also appear in the video.