Monday, November 24, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Wire: Video - Battlestar Season 4 Promo Live!

At SciFi Wire:

12:00 AM, 24-NOVEMBER-08

Battlestar Season 4 Promo Live!

A new teaser promo has gone live for SCI FI Channel's Battlestar Galactica season four. The teaser is called "The Epic Journey."

Battlestar Galactica
kicks off the second part of its fourth and final season on Jan. 16, 2009, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

A larger version of the promo is available at SciFi Video.

Kiefer Sutherland - Video: 24: Redemption

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, 24's 'Redemption,' starring Kiefer Sutherland, Eric Lively, Jon Voight, Cherry Jones, Colm Feore, Gil Bellows, Powers Boothe, Robert Carlyle, Bob Gunton, Peter MacNicol and Tony Todd.

The wait is over and Jack is back!

Stargate Atlantis - GateShip One: Dawn Olivieri (Identity) Interview

[NOTE: Stargate Atlantis' 'Identity' airs Dec 12 '08 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US)]

At GateShip One:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Neeva (Dawn Olivieri) and Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)


Interview available in French and English.

A brief excerpt:

What was your first impression when you went on the set of Stargate Atlantis? How could you describe the atmosphere on the set?
What's interesting about my first day on the set is that is was the day after news arrived that the show was to be cancelled :( . As you can imagine, many where sad and distracted by this sudden life-altering news. This however had no bearing on how welcome they made me feel. It was like a big happy family and I was like the little orphan that they welcomed in with open arms. They were hospitable, eccentric, exciting and so talented. I am not exaggerating when I say it is the greatest group of people I have worked with yet.

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and Neeva

With what actors did you spend the most of the time during the shooting? How was it to work with Jewel Staite?
I was shooting for a couple of weeks so I worked different days with a different set of actors. I tend to have a lot a fun with the guys so I hung out with Joe, Jason, Paul, and David because we had the most scenes together. Funny story about Jewel is I was so excited to work with her because I had loved her in the Firefly series and the first day in the trailer I told her. How inspiring for me to admire someone for the work that she did and then get the ability to work with them...or work INSIDE them for that matter :)

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: 10 NEW Stills from 'Brain Storm'

At MGM Stargate:

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10 NEW stills from "Brain Storm."

Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite)

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Behind the Scenes: Brain Storm

At MGM Stargate:

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Behind the Scenes: Brain Storm

November 24, 2008 (Episodes)

Writer/Producer Martin Gero has been part of the Stargate universe since Atlantis’ first season, and was a huge part of making the franchise’s first spin-off a success. Here, he discusses directing ‘Brain Storm’ – his last script for the series.

Writer/Director Martin Gero and Jewel Staite (Dr. Jennifer Keller)

A brief excerpt:

Stargate Atlantis without Martin Gero would have been a very different show. The young writer’s style fitted perfectly with the franchise’s established wit, and his ability to add banter to his scripts apparently ad infinitum leant the series some of its funniest moments. Gero has always confessed to a particular affinity with McKay, and so it was supremely fitting that his last script for the series, ‘Brain Storm’, ended up being a McKay-centric story, rounding out one of the on-going arcs for the character – his rather unexpected love story with Jennifer Keller.

For Gero, ‘Brain Storm’ was doubly memorable, since besides being the last script he would write for Stargate Atlantis in series, it would also be his first experience directing a full episode of the show.


“As I was finishing ‘The Lost Tribe’, we were starting to get the first shimmers that we were probably going to wind it down, and then I knew when I was writing ‘Brain Storm’ that that was probably going to be my last Atlantis. And I knew I was going to direct that one, too, so I always wanted to tailor it for me to direct, and to have a good time directing. It just all turned very bittersweet, because ‘Brain Storm’ was, professionally, the most fun I’ve ever had. The crew and the cast didn’t know [about the cancellation], and I did. It actually came out on our last day of ‘Brain Storm’. We told everybody, and it was an emotional day...”

TV Talk Shows - Guests week Nov 24 - Dec. 5

Courtesy of The Late Night TV Page:


Mo 11/24: Nicole Kidman, Simon Baker, Kanye West


We 11/26: Heidi Klum, Robert Pattinson, Seal


Fr 11/28: Kristin Chenoweth, Diedrich Bader


Mo 11/24: Hugh Jackman, Marge Klindera, Tom Morello
Tu 11/25: Kanye West, Seth MacFarlane


Mo 11/24: Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Anna Torv, the Killers
Th 11/27: Kristin Chenoweth, Cloris Leachman, Alkaline Trio (R 10/28/08)
Fr 11/28: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Folds (R 11/13/08)

Tu 12/2: Debra Messing, Kevin McKidd, Akon
Th 12/4: Hugh Jackman, Tom Jones
Fr 12/5: William Shatner, Ludacris


Mo 11/24: Tony Bennett, Simon Baker


We 11/26: Hugh Jackman, Kristen Stewart, Jean-Georges Vongerichten


Fr 11/28: David Boreanaz, Tabatha Coffey, Bill Nye the Science Guy

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Full Coverage: 'Brain Storm'

At GateWorld:

Bill Nye



Neil deGrasse Tyson

Episode Guide

A brief excerpt from the Production section at the Episode Guide:

"'Brain Storm' is complete except for one day in the freezer with Jewel and a large axe (don't ask!). I'm sad to see the episode go as it was a real high point for Season Five and (more importantly) to my life as a nerd."

(Actor David Hewlett, in a post at his blog)


Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewellt), Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite), Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson


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Battlestar Galactica Classic - Video: 'Fire in Space'

Courtesy of HULU, Battlestar Galactica Classic's 'Fire in Space,' starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herb Jefferson Jr., Maren Jensen, Noah Hathaway, Laurette Spang, Tony Swartz and Terry Carter. Guest stars include Anne Lockhart, George Murdock, William Bryant, Jeff MacKay and David Greenan.

A Cylon kamikaze attack leaves the Galactica burning in space, with no way to extinguish the blaze that has trapped Boomer, Athena, and Boxey except a dangerous spacewalk by Apollo and Starbuck.

James Franco / Sophia Myles - Tristan & Isolde: Sun Dec 7 '08 - SciFi

'Tristan & Idolde' the 2006 movie starring James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, Bronagh Gallagher, Ronan Vibert and Lucy Russell, airs Sunday, December 7 '08 at 9/8C on the SciFi Channel (US).

From IMDB:

In the Dark Ages, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the weak Britain is divided in several clans, while the powerful Ireland, untouched by Romans, dominates and spoils the British tribes. The fair and noble British leader Marke meets with the other chiefs trying to unite their country, but they are attacked and slaughtered by the Irish army leaded by Morholt. Marke looses one hand protecting the young Tristan, who had just lost his parents, and he raises the boy as if he were of his blood. Years later, after another attack of the Irish forces, Tristan rescues his people that were captured to serve as slaves and kills the mean Morholt, for whom the beautiful Irish princess Isolde was promised to get married. Tristan is poisoned by the sword of Morholt, declared dead by his mates, and is put on a boat for the funeral services. Isolde finds the boat with Tristan in an Irish beach with her maid-servant Bragnae, she saves him and along the days they fall in love for each other. When Tristan returns to Britain, Isolde lies about her name. Her father, King Donnchadh, together with the traitor Wictred, decides to promote a joust, to divide the British and make Wictred king, promising the hand of Isolde to the winner, but Tristan wins the tournament. Without knowing that Isolde is his love, Tristan offers her to Marke, to promote the union of Britain. When he sees who Isolde is, he has to decide between his friendship and loyalty to Marke and his love for Isolde.

This is a very lovely movie, with some outstanding performances, and is at least a three-hankie flick. Please don't miss Tristan & Isolde!

The Colbert Report - Video: Oct 29 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's October 29 '08 episode.

Stephen welcomes David Simon, Executive Producer of HBO's "Generation Kill."

Twilight - Video:

Courtesy of TV Guide's Big Movie Premiere and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Twilight's Journey to the Screen

Special |05:11 |

Find out how TWILIGHT made the journey from page to screen. Plus, meet the Cullens, the family of good-guy vamps from the movie, and, more red carpet interviews!