Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sanctuary - TV Guide Online: Sanctuary Renewed!

From TV Guide Online:

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Exclusive: Sci Fi Seeks More Sanctuary

Nov 12, 2008 08:21 PM ET

by Erin Fox

Fear not, all forms of creatures, the "Sanctuary for all" will remain open for another season. has learned exclusively that Sci Fi channel has greenlit production on a second season of Sanctuary, ordering 13 new hours of the series.
"Sci Fi will continue to trail blaze the television landscape by further exploring the many worlds of Sanctuary through its unique green screen environments," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming at Sci Fi. "Technology and great storytelling makes Sanctuary a fantastic addition to Sci Fi's 2009 lineup."

... Sanctuary is slated to begin production in Vancouver early next year for a 2009 premiere.

Are you excited to see more Sanctuary? (Comment at the link above.)

Fringe - Video: 'In Which We Meet Mr. Jones'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Fringe's 'In Which We Meet Mr. Jones,' starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Kirk Acevedo, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole and John Noble. Guest stars include Trini Alvarado, John Boyd, Billy Burke, Jared Harris and Chance Kelly.

When a mysterious parasite attacks a dying FBI agent’s body, Dunham rushes to Germany to meet an prisoner, with some disconcerting details.

Sanctuary - SciFi Talk: Robin Dunne Audio Interview

At SciFi Talk:

Robin Dunne

A lot has happened since Robin and I talked last. Sanctuary is on the Sci-Fi Channel and his character of Will Zimmerman has gone through some changes too. We catch up on the first season and what's ahead. As with the other actors, Robin will do part of the interview as his character of Dr. Will Zimmerman. Special thanks to Carole Appleby of Kayro Edelman. Music is by Victor Stellar.

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Sanctuary - Death Ray Magazine - Issue #16 - Amanda Tapping Interview

At Blackfish Publishing (UK):

New issue! New size! New price!

The eagerly awaited winter issue of Death Ray (all 180 packed pages of it!) goes on sale this Saturday, with subscribers receiving their copies a day or two earlier. This is our biggest and best issue ever, featuring a bit of a freshen-up on the design side, and packed with more of pretty much everything: more New Gods, more Deep Thought, more Time Trap, and way, way more reviews. Amongst this issue's highlights are goodies like these…

All the big new TV!

We've got previews and behind-the-scenes features on all the latest American TV, from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles to Sanctuary, Battlestar Galactica to True Blood. Plus reviews of pretty much everything from Heroes to Fringe to (the American) Life on Mars, and interviews with Summer Glau, Jamie Bamber, Amanda Tapping and more. Plus: inside the BBC's new take on Survivors, with Paterson
, Julie Graham and writer/creator Adrian Hodges.

New films galore!

Join us behind the scenes of The Day the Earth Stood Still, Inkheart and the fandom-dividing Stephenie Meyer movie Twilight, plus we take a gander at everything from The Road to Max Payne.

More interviews than ever before!

This time around we speak with horror legend Clive Barker, geek philosopher-king Neal Stephenson, '70s concept rocker Jeff Wayne, Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, Star Wars special effects guru John Dykstra, cult fantasy writer Peter S. Beagle, porn legend Jenna Jameson, artist supreme Rodney Matthews and many, many more.

Reviews bursting at the seams!

We've got over 50 pages of the damn things! Everyone's here, from Neil Gaiman to Terry Pratchett, Eli Stone to Solomon Kane! It's as rich as a Christmas pudding, but much better for you.

Plus! Plus! Plus!

That's only scratching the surface! There's also Dune and The Avengers, the swords from The Lord of the Rings, and the love life of Merlin. Pat Mills writes about the creation of Marshal Law, while Hugo Award-winning author Mike Resnick contributes a top-notch short story – and it's got robots in it!

The new Death Ray: on sale Saturday 15 November, priced £4.99. Now, more than ever, it's where science fiction lives.

Sanctuary - Vancouver Sun: Route to television a labour of love and sweat

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

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Sanctuary's route to television a labour of love and sweat

Web show's producers find TV market but they're not out of the woods yet

Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Sanctuary, a Vancouver-made drama series, has broken new ground on a lot of fronts.

Originally shot for the Internet, it reinvented itself as an over-the-air television series with international sales. It raised funds through private investment, a rarity in Canada, where investment capital is almost non-existent. It was shot primarily without sets in a green-screen studio setting, the sets and background details later added digitally.

As a Web series, Sanctuary failed, not because it wasn't popular -- the eight 15-minute webisodes had four million viewers -- but because there was no revenue stream from a public used to getting Internet entertainment for free.

So the three Sanctuary executive producers -- writer Damian Kindler, actress Amanda Tapping and director Martin Wood, all veterans of the successful two Stargate TV series -- started all over again, making 13 one-hour episodes for TV, at $1.6 million per episode, funded by Vancouver-based The Beedie Group and "hundreds of thousands of dollars" of their own money.

Thus far they've earned licence fees from their main broadcasters (Sci Fi Channel in the U.S., ITV 4 in Britain, and Movie Central and The Movie Network in Canada), and will get income from DVD sales, but it may be three years before they earn their investment money back.

And they don't even know at this point -- five episodes have aired on Sci Fi Channel, with respectable viewership numbers -- if their broadcasters want a second season.
"We still believe [success] is possible," says Tapping. "We've personally taken a huge financial hit. We're not getting paid as executive producers and we've deferred our fees to try to make this property a success. But it's going to take awhile."

The Colbert Report - Video: Oct 20 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's October 20 '08 episode.

Stephen welcomes Fareed Zakaria, editor of "Newsweek International." Later, musician Wynton Marsalis discusses his book, "Moving To Higher Ground: How Jazz Can Change Your Life."

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Stills - 'First Contact' - Nov 12 '08

At MGM Stargate:

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Ten new publicity stills from 'First Contact' have been uploaded.

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus the Ex'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck Versus the Ex,' starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin. Guest stars include Julia Ling, Vik Sahay, Ryan McPartlin, Scott Krinsky, Mark Christopher Lawrence, William Abadie, Jordana Brewster and Bonita Friedericy.

Chuck enlists an old girlfriend in a bid to stop a bio-weapons attack.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Tech Journal: Sateda Warrior Armor

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Tech Journal: Sateda Warrior Armor