Saturday, November 15, 2008

Crusoe - Video: 'Long Pig'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Crusoe's 'Long Pig,' starring Philip Winchester, Tongai Arnold Chirisa, Sam Neill and Anna Walton. Guest stars include Angus Barnett, Jake Curran, James Lauren and Mía Maestro.

Crusoe and Friday must form a strained alliance with Santana to rescue Friday's father from being sacrificed and eaten by the terrifying cannibals who have returned to the island.

Stargate Atlantis - 'Remnants' Behind the Scenes - Commentary and Photos

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for November 15, 2008:

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Robert Davi (Acastus Kolya)

November 15, 2008: The Remnants Write-up

The original idea for this episode came out of a desire to do a Woolsey story. It's no secret that, in the short time he has become a regular, Woolsey has become a favorite of mine and I wanted to continue the rehabilitation of the character we'd started as far back as SG-1's 7th season episode Inauguration. To that end, I wanted to humanize him a little more by focusing on his vulnerabilities and the fact that, despite his officious nature and occasional abrasiveness, he is at heart a lonely individual.

Director Will Waring, Anna Galvin (Dr. Vanessa Conrad) and Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey)

I wanted to do an episode not unlike the play Harvey (later a movie starring Jimmy Stewart) which tells the tale of a softspoken, socially awkward individual with an imaginary(?) friend = a tall, upright-walking rabbit. In the Stargate: Atlantis version, a discussion on Woolsey's apparent loneliness would segue into his encounter with a new addition to the Atlantis expedition, a female scientist who he ends up hitting off with. Over the course of the episode, pressured by the strains of his ongoing probationary review, he finds comfort and, inevitably, romance in Dr. Conrad. At episode's end, however, the truth is discovered and the individual known as Dr. Conrad must leave him. It is a bittersweet moment and, with her departure, Woolsey returns to his lonely existence.

Tamlyn Tomita (Shen Xiaoyi), Anna and Robert

Needless to say, this original version with a lot more melancholy. And a huge challenge because, as I sat down tried to beat out an outline, I realized that the core of the story lacked any real conflict (Woolsey's review aside) and, quite frankly, the idea couldn't really support an entire episode. So I thought about it some more and remembered an idea we had pitched out and shelved seasons ago involving Sheppard on the mainland hallucinating an encounter with Kolya. Finally, I needed certain backstory elements that could be delivered piecemeal over the course of the episode - which was where the McKay-Zelenka story came in.

David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay) and David Nykl (Dr. Radek Zelenka)

In the end, the episode wound up focusing on three seemingly dissimilar storylines that eventually turn out to be linked by common themes - the fundamental loneliness of these three characters and their deep-seated vulnerabilities which are exploited by the A.I. ...

Sekkari seeding pod

Moonlight - Vampires & Slayers: Alex O'Loughlin Audio Interview

At Vampires and Slayers:


Moonlight star Alex O'Loughlin, who is currently in the midst of developing a new series for CBS, took some time to catch up with Vampires and Slayers about what's happening in his career. In the conversation he readdresses the cancellation of Moonlight and gets into a discussion of what he looks for in the characters that he plays. For a written version of this interview, please check out the premiere edition of the Vampires & Slayers print magazine. Information on the mag and ordering can be found by clicking here.

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Michael C. Hall - Dexter - Video: InFANity Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's InFANity and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Dexter Behind the Scenes

Special |05:19 |

He may be a serial killer, but we really, really like him. InFANity goes behind the scenes of the hit show DEXTER, about the mass murderer with a heart of gold. And find out what drew Michael C. Hall to his Emmy-nominated role.

Battlestar Galactica - SFX Magazine Issue # 177 - Tahmoh Penikett Interview

At SFX Magazine:

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Latest issue - SFX 177 – Christmas 2008

On sale Wednesday 19 November 2008


The new year is almost upon us, so we've got a gift to keep you right during the new year - every copy of issue 177 comes with a free calendar showcasing some of sci-fi and fantasy's greatest villains, from Dracula to Davros!


For years they've said that Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's iconic graphic novel was unfilmable, but now a movie adap is just around the corner! We've gone on set and talked to everyone we could about the film, as well as talking to Gibbons himself about creating the novel's classic characters.


The '50s sci-fi classic is getting a revamp, and we've been on set to ask director Scott Derrickson and screenwriter David Scarpa about the trials of updating such an iconic piece of SF cinema.


We've had Harry Potter. We've had His Dark Materials. We've had The Spiderwick Chronicles. Now another children's fantasy novel is about to get the star-studded big-screen treatment. We talk to the team behind the film adaptation of Inkheart.


He's one of the biggest names in movie special effects, and he's worked on everything from Silent Running to Star Wars. John Dykstra talks us through the many projects of his career.


Sam Tyler makes the jump from 1970s Manchester to 1970s New York, but does it still work? We talk to the showrunners on the US remake of Life on Mars about bringing the show across the pond.


Remember the early '90s, when the big question on everybody's lips was "Who killed Laura Palmer?" We do, and this month we look back fondly at David Lynch's groundbreaking series Twin Peaks.


No-one's going to dispute that Superman: The Movie is a great film, but why is it such a classic? We discuss what it is about it that makes us believe a man can fly.


The 4400? Heroes? Feh - the premise of a group of humans suddenly finding themselves with superhuman powers didn't just show up on our TV screens in the last few years! We look back 40 years into the past at ITV's adventure series The Champions.


Heroes' Adrian Pasdar tells all about the (literally) high-flying life of Nathan Petrelli, blogger and author Cory Doctorow talks science fiction as political activism, and we interview Galactica's Tahmoh Penikett (and not just so we can make the predictable "Hello, Helo" joke, either).

Twilight - Space Podcast: Cast Audio Interview

At Canada's Space Channel:


November 14

- This week we have interviews with Twilight author Stephenie Meyer, director Catherine Hardwicke, and actors Edi Gathegi, Rachelle Lefevre and Taylor Lautner. Chip Kidd discusses his new book- Bat-Manga! Natasha Eloi joins host Mark Askwith for a chat, and the vault features author Elizabeth Kostova.

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Twilight - Video: Extended Trailer

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Twilight Final Extended Trailer

Special |02:43 |

Catch the final extended trailer for TWILIGHT here. In theaters on November 21st.

Sanctuary - Video: 'Nubbins'

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, Sanctuary's 'Nubbins,' starring Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup and Ryan Robbins. Katharine Isabelle guest stars.

When a mating pair of cute, furry and seemingly harmless abnormals is brought in for scientific study, the Sanctuary team begins to exhibit some hidden animal attractions for one another.

Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld: Video Interview - Peter Williams

At GateWorld:

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GateWorld talks with Peter Williams

GateWorld owes a huge debt of gratitude to actor Peter Williams. He, along with writers Sonny Wareham and Daniel Stashower, brought to life a terrific cliffhanger in SG-1's Season Three episode "Jolinar's Memories," which sparked the idea of a Stargate Web site. That Web site ultimately grew into GateWorld.

Not only has Williams portrayed the serpent god Apophis off and on for the past decade in various episodes and features (most recently Stargate: Continuum), but he is also praised by some of the core cast members as being a favorite bad guy to this day. GateWorld is privileged to finally sit down with the actor for our first interview!

In this piece we discuss the growing phenomenon that Stargate has become since the feature film, the various deaths and resurrections of Apophis, Williams's most recent project, "A Winter Tale," and much more!

GateWorld's video interview with Peter runs approximately 18 minutes, and requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher. The interview is transcribed at the link above. The interview is also available at GateWorld Play!

A brief excerpt:

PW: Do you know they're re shooting that two-part episode, "Children of The Gods?"

GW: Did Brad [Wright] contact you?
PW: Yes, I've been into the studio to do some voice-over work to clean it up. I think pretty much everyone who was in it is doing that. They have said the finished product is going to be a lot crisper, a lost cleaner, a lot clearer and losing one of those pieces of scenes we're talking about. So, it might hold up as a DVD movie

Stargate Atlantis - Video: Episode Trailer - 'Brain Storm'

Stargate Atlantis' 'Brain Storm' airs Friday, November 21 '08 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel, and guest stars Dave Foley, Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Video: Robert Picardo On His Character Richard Woolsey

At MGM Stargate:

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Robert Picardo On His Character Richard Woolsey

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Robert Picardo discusses his role as Richard Woolsey!

Sanctuary - NEW Publicity Stills - 'The Five'

At Sanctuary For All (please follow the link to view the photos in their original format):

Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) and Bigfoot (Christopher Heyerdahl)

Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping)

Ashley Magnus (Emilie Ullerup)

Nicola Tesla (Jonathan Young)

Will, Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins) and Bigfoot

Sanctuary - Updates for The Five/Edward/Nubbins

From the SciFi Channel's Sanctuary site, updates for November 14, 2008:

The Five

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos

WATCH The Five online at Pending

At HULU: Eight day delay -- available Nov. 22 ‘08

NEXT new episode: Edward airs Friday November 21 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

When a gifted young artist vividly draws his abusive father's death, Will's forensic profiling must determine whether or not it's reality or the product of a terrified imagination.

Trailer for Edward at

NEW Quiz!


WATCH: Nubbins online at