Sunday, November 29, 2009

Stargate / Sanctuary - SyFy Schedule for week Nov 30 '09

From SyFy's schedule:

MONDAY, November 30 '09

08:00A HIGHLANDER: THE RAVEN - 'REBORN' - guest stars include SGA's Torri Higginson

09:00A HIGHLANDER: THE RAVEN - 'FULL DISCLOSURE' - guest stars include Carlo Rota, who has guest starred on SGU and an upcoming Sanctuary episode

4:00P HIGHLANDER: THE RAVEN - 'CLOAK AND DAGGER' - guest stars include Anne Marie DeLuise (SG1's The Other Side and Bad Guys)

TUESDAY, December 1 '09

10:00A LEGEND OF EARTHSEA - PART 1 - Amanda Tapping has a very brief cameo role in this miniseries




WEDNESDAY, December 2 '09



THURSDAY, December 3 '09




FRIDAY, December 4 '09



9:00P STARGATE UNIVERSE NEW episode JUSTICE - Mid-season finale!






Graphics courtesy of GateWorld!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

TV Guide Online: TV Hot List Nov 28 '09 - Beyond Sherwood Forest

At TV Guide Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight's TV Hot List: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009

Beyond Sherwood Forest

9/8c Syfy

You're not in Smallville anymore, Lois, and there's no Sanctuary for you either, Will. Robin Dunne plays that archer guy who robs from the rich to give to the poor whilst Erica Durance plays his love interest, Maid Marian, in this take on Robin Hood that has our hero seeking a cure for a woman who turns into a murderous beast during the daytime, with or without coffee. — Michael Chant

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: 28 images from 'Justice'

At MGM Stargate:


28 images from Justice.

Stargate Universe's mid-season finale, 'Justice,' airs Friday, December 4'09 on SyFy (US).

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sanctuary - SciFi UK: Questions for Amanda Tapping?

From SciFi UK's Twitter site:

Sanctuary bods - I'll be interviewing Amanda Tapping next Tuesday. Does anyone have any weird and wonderful questions for her?

Stargate Universe / Sanctuary - NEW Episodes Air Dec 4 '09 on Syfy (US)

Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the US, NEW episodes of Stargate Universe and Sanctuary return to Syfy on Friday, December 4 '09.

Stargate Universe airs 'Justice' its mid-season finale at 9pm.

Col. Young cedes command to Camile Wray after a crew member is found dead from a gunshot wound and the gun is recovered from Young's quarters. Meanwhile, a planet harbors a secret that threatens the Destiny in the first-season finale.

NEW episodes of Stargate Universe then return in the Spring of 2010.

Sanctuary's 'Next Tuesday' airs at 10pm.

Magnus and Will try to retrieve a sea creature from the coast of Louisiana, but the Abnormal breaks lose in mid-flight, resulting in a crash landing that imperils the duo.

New episodes of Sanctuary will continue through December 18 '09 on Syfy (US), and resume after the Christmas/New Year's holidays on Friday, January 8 2010!

Stargate Universe - SciFi Now Magazine # 35

At Imagine Publishing:

(Please follow the link for more information on the magazine's contents. On the cover, the magazine also mentions 'Spoiler Alert' for SGU.)

SciFi Now #35 now on sale!


- Caprica – Go behind the scenes of the highly anticipated prequel to Battlestar Galactica, as we speak to the key people involved with its creation.

- Avatar –The best preview for James Cameron’s game changer comes to you courtesy of SciFiNow, featuring exclusive interviews and industry insight.

- Interview: Kevin Smith – We chew the fat with one of the genre’s most prominent geeks, talking about his career and what he’s got planned for the future.

- The BoxRichard Kelly returns to the big screen with his latest outing, but can he make up for the disappointment of Southland Tales? Read our exclusive interviews to find out.

Fringe - Video: Lance Reddick Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Fringe: Lance Reddick


Hollywood 411's Chris Harrison clears up some of the mystery around "Fringe" star Lance Reddick. Lance talks about the action on the show, plus his roles on shows like "Lost" and "The Wire".

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video: Kino - 20 - Want Me To Bust Him Up?

Courtesy of MGM Stargate:

SGU Featurette - Kino - 20 - Want Me To Bust Him Up?

Greer finds Dr. Park crying and attempts to comfort her.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video: Kino 19 - Only Run When Chased

Courtesy of MGM Stargate:

FEATURETTE SGU - Kino 19 - Only Run When Chased

Eli, Dr. Park, Dr. Volker and Dr. Brody want to watch South Park, but Lt. Scott wants then to report for their workout.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SyFy: Bond Movie Marathon Thanksgiving Day

It's Bond, James Bond all day Thanksgiving Day on SyFy!

08:00A DR. NO - One of my top five Bond flicks (On Her Majesty's Secret Service is my very favorite) - Sean Connery is the best Bond (IMHO)

10:30A LICENSE TO KILL - Timothy Dalton as James Bond

1:30P LIVE AND LET DIE - Roger Moore as James Bond (my least favorite)

4:00P SPY WHO LOVED ME, THE - Another Moore Bond. The book was far, far, FAR superior to this flick. (Totally different plot.)

6:30P TOMORROW NEVER DIES - Pierce Brosnan as Remington..., er, James Bond

9:00P CASINO ROYALE - Daniel Craig as James Bond

12:00A FOR YOUR EYES ONLY - Roger Moore (again)

02:30A MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN - And yet again, Roger Moore

And the Bond movie marathon continues on November 25 '09:

08:00A THUNDERBALL - Sean Connery

10:30A FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - Sean Connery (another top 5 contender)

1:00P YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Sean Connery


6:00P CASINO ROYALE - Daniel Craig

9:00P GOLDENEYE - Pierce Brosnan

12:00A GOLDFINGER - Sean Connery (another top 5 contender)

2:30A NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN - Sean Connery

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Amanda Tapping - SyFy: Video - Green is Universal

At SyFy:

Amanda Tapping : Green Week

Watch the "Green is Universal" PSA by Amanda Tapping. Go to for more information.

Sanctuary - SyFy: 'Veritas' Podcast

At SyFy:

With the Sanctuary podcast, you can listen to exclusive commentary by star Amanda Tapping about each episode, while you're watching it.

Beware of spoilers! Although the commentary is provided before you watch the episode, it is meant to be listened to while watching the episode. Listening to it beforehand might ruin certain dramatic surprises.

Also, commentary by the cast is presented unedited and uncensored, and may contain adult language. Listener discretion is advised.

Download 'Veritas' Podcast

Stargate Universe - GateWorld: Full Coverage - 'Life'

At GateWorld:



Episode Guide

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

"New director Alex Chapple is deep into prep on 'Life.' Brian [J. Smith] (a.k.a. our Lieutenant Scott) worked with him on Law & Order and had nothing but great things to say about him in the lead up to his arrival. Alex, meanwhile, had some equally great things to say about Brian. Looking forward to their collaboration on this episode which will offer some significant insight into our various players including a little surprise or two. Or three."
(Consulting producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)


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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stargate Universe - TV Guide Online: Video - Ming-Na Interview

At TV Guide Online:

SGU's MIng-Na talks return to Earth and love

Sanctuary - InnerSpace: Video - Amanda Tapping

At Canada's Space Channel's InnerSpace, a video clip with Amanda Tapping. (So far, I'm able to access it in the US. Thank YOU Space Channel!) Run time 3:01 (mins/secs).

InnerSPACE : Current : November 19, 2009 : InnerNET | Amanda Tapping

The queen of sci-fi answers some viewer questions.

Sanctuary - Video: 'Fragments'

Available at SyFy: and courtesy of HULU:

Sanctuary - Fragments

Season 2 : Ep. 6|43:54|

A seemingly docile Abnormal snaps, and it's up to the Sanctuary team to figure out why.

Sanctuary - SyFy: Video: 'Next Tuesday' Episode Trailer

At SyFy:

Sanctuary - Next Episode - Next Tuesday

Magnus and Will crash-land their helicopter in an abandoned oil well, along with an angry sea creature... and no means of escape.

This episode airs December 4 at 10pm on SyFy (US).

Stargate Universe - SyFy: Video: 'Justice' Episode Trailer

At SyFy:

Stargate Universe - Next Episode - Justice

The body of a crew member is discovered, and there can be only one explanation: A murderer on the Destiny.

NOTE: Due to the US Thanksgiving Holiday, 'Justice' airs Friday, December 4 at9pm on SyFy, the mid-season finale. SGU returns with NEW episodes in the Spring of 2010.

Stargate Universe - Video: 'Life'

Available at SyFy, and courtesy of HULU:

Stargate Universe - Life

Season 1 : Ep. 9|43:04||

While Scott and Wray visit loved ones on Earth, the crew's explorations turn up a startling discovery.

The next NEW episode of Stargate Universe, 'Justice,' airs Friday, December 4 '09. NEW episodes of SGU then go on hiatus until Spring 2010.

A Christmas marathon of all ten SGU episodes that have aired begin at 8:30am on December 25 '09 on SyFy (US).

Friday, November 20, 2009

Stargate Universe - Stargate Planet: Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman (Pvt. Decker) Interview

At Stargate Planet:



Interview with Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

A brief excerpt: Hello, Mr. Bowyer-Chapman. Thanks for the interview opportunity. You're playing a character named Darren Becker on Syfy's new series Stargate Universe. Did you initially audition for that character or did you initially have a different role in mind?
JBC: Actually, it was a long casting process for me. Over the course of about 2 months I read for 3 different characters. Initially I went in to read for MSGT Greer (played by Jamil Walker Smith). A few weeks later they called me back to read for Sgt.Curtis (played by Bradley Stryker) and finally the following day I read for Airman Darren Becker who I ended up landing. At first I was really wanting to play Greer, but after seeing what Jamil has done with him, I couldn't imagine better casting. Sgt.Curtis was written as a larger role than Becker, but I've actually ended up filming a lot more episodes as Becker than I would have had I booked Curtis, so for that I'm grateful.

Sanctuary - Canada: Space Channel: Contest for Autographed Scripts

At Canada's Space Channel's InnerSpace blog:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and a photo of Amanda, Damian and Martin.)

Sanctuary at SPACE

Pix Princss | 11/19/2009

Small disclosure: I have a total girl-crush on Amanda Tapping. Not only is she foxy and smart, but she lives and breathes sci-fi. As any one who's met her can tell you is as lovely as she seems. I kind of want her to be my big sister, but I was too shy to ask. She visited us at SPACE yesterday with her partners in crime, Sanctuary co-Creators Damian Kindler and Martin Wood. It was kind of hard to concentrate, and as you can probably tell by the frequency of the Facebook and Twitter updates, it was all kinds of awesome.

... Amanda is going to host tonight's episode of InnerSPACE tonight, discussing Eureka and the upcoming episode of Sanctuary, which she directed. Very cool!

And before I forget, the three Sanctuary creators have given us three signed scripts of 'End of Nights Pt. 1' to put into a contest! So enter now for this great chance to win some excellent Sanctuary legacy material.'

Go to the Contest Page

A brief excerpt from the rules:

To enter and to be eligible to win, entrant must be a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) and be thirteen (13) years of age or older.

Limit of one (1) entry per individual per week through December 7 '09.

Stargate Universe - - SciFi Wire: Video: The Women of Stargate Part 3

At SciFi Wire:

Tapping talks directing and female fans with the ladies of SGU

In the third part of this exclusive Syfy video series, Sanctuary producer/star Amanda Tapping chats up the women of Syfy's newest series, Stargate Universe, about the growing female fanbase for sci-fi and going behind the camera to direct.

They also have lunch!

talks with SGU stars Alaina Huffman, Elyse Levesque and Ming-Na.

SGU airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Syfy. It also stars Robert Carlyle, Lou Diamond Phillips, Justin Louis, Brian J. Smith and David Blue.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sanctuary - New Online Game - Sanctuary And Beyond

Thanks to Canada's Space Channel's Twitter site for the link:

('s part of the Space Channel's Sanctuary site.)


Includes video clips with the actors - Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Ryan Robbins, Hiro Kanagawa, Sandy Robson and Jordana Largy.

9 levels plus 4 bonus missions.

Sanctuary's Robin Dunne - Movie Trailers: Beyond Sherwood Forest Nov 28 on SyFy (US)

Premiering on SyFy Saturday November 28 at 9pm, 'Beyond Sherwood Forest,' directed by Peter DeLuise, and co-starring Sanctuary's Robin Dunne as Robin Hood, Smallville's Erica Durance as Maid Marian, David Richmond-Peck as Prince John and Julian Sands, David Palffy and Cainan Wiebe.

The Sheriff of Nottingham has targeted Robin and his band of heroes dwelling within Sherwood Forest. To destroy his enemies, the Sheriff unleashes an unstoppable creature that transforms at night into Alina, a striking woman. Robin must find a cure for Alina before her terror spreads, all the while keeping his childhood love Maid Marion out of harm's way.

Courtesy of SyFy:

Beyond Sherwood Forest : Promo

The Sheriff of Nottingham has a supernatural secret weapon, and Robin Hood's on the run. The Syfy Original Movie 'Beyond Sherwood Forest' premieres Saturday, November 28 at 9/8C.

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video - Kino #4: The Stargate Room

Courtesy of MGM Stargate:

SGU Featurette Kino #4 - The Stargate Room

Eli gives a tour of the gate room, his favorite room in the whole ship.

Stargate Universe - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Nov 16 '09 - NEW Video

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for November 16 '09:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the behind-the-scenes video clip from 'Time.')

Look, I don’t have time for titles…I’m being charged by the keystroke here.

... Good thing I uploaded the following video earlier today, otherwise you’d have all dropped by for nothing.

Stargate Universe - SciFi Talk: Patrick Gilmore (Dale Volker) Podcast

At SciFi Talk:

Today's Podcast - Patrick Gilmore

Actor talks about his roles as Trennan in the web series, Riese The Series and his role as Dale Volker in Stargate Universe. Some good insights to both.


Stargate Universe - - Sci Fi Pi : Video interview Lou Diamond Phillips

From Australia's SyFy web site, SciFi Pi, a video interview with Lou Diamond Phillips:

Stargate Universe has come with it's fair share of mind-stretching casting choices, from the man who was Begbie in Trainspotting to the man who was Richie Valens in La Bamba, there's no shortage of big screen firepower, or small screen 'wow - did NOT see that coming'.

We were lucky enough to speak with Lou Diamond Phillips (or LDP, as he's known on the Vancouver set of SGU) on Skype, who was more than happy to share his thoughts (and a few impersonations) on the show, his career and the fun he and the cast have making SCI FI's new hit show.

For more info and interviews with other SGU stars, check out, Sci Fi Pi, the SCI FI Channel Australia Blog.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Stargate Universe - HULU: Video: Kino # 18 - New Kind of Crazy


Stargate Universe - Kino 18 - New Kind of Crazy

Web Exclusive (s.1 : ep.9)|02:57|

Eli and Lt. Scott, with the help of Sgt. Riley, explain time travel, alternate timelines and the events that occurred on the ice and jungle planets.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sanctuary - Podcast for 'Fragments'

Courtesy of SyFy:

With the Sanctuary podcast, you can listen to exclusive commentary by star Amanda Tapping about each episode, while you're watching it.

Beware of spoilers! Although the commentary is provided before you watch the episode, it is meant to be listened to while watching the episode. Listening to it beforehand might ruin certain dramatic surprises.

Also, commentary by the cast is presented unedited and uncensored, and may contain adult language. Listener discretion is advised.

Episode 206

Sanctuary - Video: Sneak Peek of 'Veritas'

Courtesy of SyFy:

Sanctuary - Veritas

Watch a sneak peek from the next episode of Sanctuary, "Veritas". This Friday at 10/9C!

Stargate Universe - Video: Sneak Peek of 'Life'

Courtesy of SyFy:

Stargate Universe - Life

Watch a sneak peek from the upcoming episode of SGU, "Life". Friday at 9/8C on Syfy!

Stargate / Sanctuary - SciFi Magazine Feb 2010 - Tapping/Dunne Interview

From the NEW issue of SciFi Magazine for February 2010:

(You may order the magazine at the link above. However, please note the information for the previous issue is still up at the site.)

From TV IN Focus: page 14


As the Season 2 continues 'you're going to see a lot of changes in terms of the interpersonal relationships," says executive producer/actress/director Amanda Tapping. We're also going to see Tapping, who's wearing three hats these days, direct an episode called 'Veritas.' [NOTE: Airs this Friday at 10pm on SyFy [US].)

She chose that specific episode because "I was directing and very stressed out. There was very little acting required for that which was good. So it was in some ways easier, but it is very much a Will story. It is a 'who done it' essentially. Magnus is accused of murder and it's Will's job to try to prove her innocent," says Tapping.

"It was me working with Robin and I'm really proud of it. I don't usually toot my own horn very loudly because I can always find fault, but this episode looks really cool. There's some great shots and the performances are wonderful and it's a really interesting, succinct little story. Alan McCullough wrote it and it's a nice little bottle show. It's a really great story."

After that there's an episode she compares to last season's powerful submarine episode, 'Requiem.' "'Next Tuesday' is an episode that's all about Will and Magnus. It's a Damian [Kindler] and Martin [Wood] figure out how to torture Robin and Amanda episode. We end up in the bore well of an abandoned oil rig in a helicopter that's crashed and that's how it starts."

According to Tapping, director Wood "shoots stuff like that as a play. He shoots the scenes in sequence and so from an acting perspective, it's a physical challenge, but also the emotional challenge of doing 12 pages of play every day. As hard as it is, it's also one of the most rewarding. So I think 'Next Tuesday' stands out just as an amazing challenge.

And in December, in 'Penance,' a familiar face will pop up. Michael Shanks, who co-starred with Tapping for 10 years in Stargate SG-1 as Daniel Jackson, will take on the role of character named Jimmy.




"It really is more realistic show. As soon as you abandon things like aliens that look like humans and speak English, you can into darker places and more character-driver stories," says executive producer Brad Wright.

With Universe headed for a big hiatus, there will be a big cliffhanger to keep us warm and cozy until its return in spring.

Episode 9 is called 'Life,' and it's exactly that," says Wright. "It is what life is like on Destiny and it's written by Carl Binder. It is a wonderful character piece that looks in to the lives of lots of our characters. Scott brings them all together, brings the stories together, to portray the shared experience of life aboard Destiny. It's really, really quite moving and touches a lot of the characters on the show. One of my favorite episodes of the first 10. In fact, I love the first 10 episodes (laughs)."

The 10th episode, 'Justice,' offers that big cliffhanger. "Something happens aboard the Destiny that puts Young's leadership in question," he says. "We just saw the final mix on that episode. It's so good ... There's some pretty big events in that episode that makes you go, 'Oh, my God' What the hell are they going to do?' I think where we go with it is also very intriguing. We're also coming to some big episodes in the spring."

Wrights says we'll see some familiar faces in Universe's future. "Richard Dean Anderson will return, Michael Shanks will return, Amanda Tapping returns. We want to remind the audience that this is still Stargate and they're all still part of the Stargate universe. There is an SG=1 out there doing their thing and Jack O'Neill is still in charge of Home World Command even though the series is not on anymore."


TV ON DVD - page 22


The latest in a flurry of recent Stargate releases, this Blu-ray disc contains the episodes chosen by fans for this particular release. Fans also helped design and choose the cover art. The featured episodes are the start of the five-year journey (in the form of a feature-length pilot), and the version of series finale, 'Enemy at the Gate.' Never mind the poetic convenience of having the first and last episodes of Atlantis in once place, MGM says that this is the only Stargate Atlantis release for Blu-ray, which means this will be the only to get Atlantis with high-def picture and sound. (MGM Home Entertainment, $29.99)


Plus articles on:

James Cameron's 'Avatar'
Peter Jackson's 'The Lovely Bones'
Denzel Washington in 'The Book of Eli'
'Flash Forward'
brief 'V' cast interviews - Joel Gretsch, Morena Baccarin, Scott Wolf, Morris Chestnut, Laura Vandervoort
Mark Strong interview (appearing in Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes' and Ridley Scott's 'Robin Hood')
Set visit to 'Legion'
Mark Valley 'Human Target' interview
Eliza Dushku 'Dollhouse' interview
Allesandra Torresani 'Caprica' interview

And beginning on page 64, a two page interview with Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne.

Stargate SG1 / Atlantis - SyFy Weekday Rotation Nov 17 '09

From SyFy's schedule:

NOTE: Due to Thanksgiving Holiday programming, SG1/SGA weekday rotations will return on December 1 '09.


11/17/2009 LIFELINE - Guest stars include Michael Beach (Abe Ellis), David Nykl (Radek Zelenka), Bill Dow (Bill Lee) and David Ogden Stiers (Oberoth)

11/18/2009 REUNION - Guest stars include Christopher Judge (Teal'c), David Nykl (Radek Zelenka), Aleks Paunovic (Rakai) and Mark Dacascos (Tyre)

11/19/2009 DOPPELGANGER - Guest stars include Claire Rankin (Kate Heightmeyer), David Nykl (Radek Zelenka) and Kavan Smith (Lorne)

11/20/2009 TRAVELERS - Guest stars include Jill Wagner (Larrin) and Kavan Smith (Lorne)


11/20/2009 REUNION


11/17/2009 48 HOURS - The introduction of Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) and Col. Frank Simmons (John de Lancie); Tom McBeath (Col. Harry Maybourne), Colin Cunningham (Maj. Paul Davis) and Gary Chalk (Col. Chekov) also guest star.

11/18/2009 SUMMIT - The introduction of Ba'al (Cliff Simon), Carmen Argenziano (Gen. Jacob Carter), Anna-Louise Plowman (Osiris/Sarah), Courtenay J. Stevens (Lt. Elliott), William DeVry (Aldwin), Vince Crestejo (Lord Yu), and Kevin Durand (Lord Zipacna) also guest star.

11/19/2009 LAST STAND - Cliff Simon, Carmen Argenzinao, Anna-louise Plowman, Courtenay J. Stevens and Vince Crestejo guest star.

11/20/2009 FAIL SAFE - Colin Cunningham guest stars


11/20/2009 UNENDING

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Stargate Universe / Sanctuary - SyFy Newsletter Nov 14 '09

From a SyFy e-mail newsletter:

Stargate Universe unveils a startling discovery and Scare Tactics gets toxic

Stargate Universe

"Life" Friday 9/8c

While Scott and Wray visit loved ones on Earth, the crew's explorations turn up a startling discovery.


"Veritas" Friday 10/9c

Will must defend Dr. Magnus from a shocking charge of murder.

Stargate Universe - Questions for Peter Kelamis (Dr. Adam Brody)?

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for November 14 '09:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view behind the scenes photos from the production of 'Time'.)

Actor Peter Kelamis (SGU’s Adam Brody) Wants Your Questions! Carl’s Creature Mishap!

... Oh, hey, prior to heading off on hiatus, I told several cast members that I’d like them to swing by the blog and do a Q&A now that the show has finally started airing (David Blue and Brian J. Smith did one prior to the premiere and I aim to get them back for another go now that you’re all familiar with their characters). Anyway, Peter Kelamis, who plays Adam Brody on SGU, checked in with me the other day, dropping me an email on an unrelated topic – and has found himself officially corralled. SO, if you’ve got questions for actor/comedian/pet psychic/t.v. scientist, start posting. I’ll be gathering them up through Monday. What was it like working on the first year of Stargate: Universe? Where would he like to see his character go (provided we haven’t killed him off yet) next year? Which is his favorite sandwich off crafts service and why do they serve up those little baby carrots? I mean, come on. It’s not as if anybody actually eats them!

Also, while perusing my backlog of photos, I came across a batch I snapped during the Time shoot. As you know, the creatures used are underwater denizens from the deep, deep depths of the Pacific Ocean and, while deadly, can be docile given the right conditions: while sleeping, drugged, or dead. So our resident monster wrangler, Evil Kenny Gibbs showed up with one for a little show-and-tell and, well, things got a little out of hand…

Pleased to see that the response to Time has been overwhelmingly positive. I’ll weigh in with further thoughts after the episode airs in the U.K.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stargate - SyFy Sunday Movies Nov 15 '09

Airing Sunday, November 15 '09 on SyFy (US):

12:00P STARGATE: THE ARK OF TRUTH - Starring Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black, Currie Graham, Morena Baccarin, Tim Guinee, Julian Sands, Michael Beach, Gary Jones, Martin Christopher, Chris Gauthier, Eric Breker and Matthew Walker

2:00P STARGATE: CONTINUUM - Starring Richard Dean Anderson, Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Beau Bridges, Claudia Black, Cliff Simon, Don S. Davis, William Devane, Steve Bacic, Gary Jones, Peter Williams and Jacqueline Samuda

4:00P MISSION TO MARS - Co-starring SGA's Kavan Smith, SG1's Jill Teed and Marilyn Norry, Sanctuary's Lynda Boyd, SGU's Carlo Rota

6:30P SERENITY - Co-starring SG1's Morena Baccarin and Adam Baldwin and SGA's Jewel Staite

Stargate Universe - GateWorld: Full Coverage - Time

At GateWorld:



Episode Guide

An excerpt from the Production section of the Episode Guide:
"The quiet suspense of today's shipboard mystery was in marked contrast to the gloomy, dank, heavy ordnance-laced mayhem of the preceding days. And it's just as well. My teeth are still chattering from the M5 barrage that lit up the shadows of Stage 1 the last time I dropped in. Yes, some delightfully creepy goings-on in 'Time' (a Robert C. Cooper joint that completed shooting yesterday) that will no doubt look all the more delightful and creepy once the episode is finished.

"By all indications, the cast enjoyed themselves immensely -- particularly actor Jamil Walker Smith who was reveling in the cold, wet, and muddy conditions. Now, we shift focus from the dark and dangerous alien environment of 'Time' to the shocking discovery and troubling developments presented in 'Justice.'"

(Consulting producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)


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Stargate Universe - Demon FM: Patrick Gilmore (Dale Volker) Audio Interview

Thanks to Patrick Gilmore's Tweet for the link!

At Demon FM:

Patrick Gilmore - Interview by Matt Horn / David Murphy

Sat, 14/11/2009

Demon FM's Matt Horn and a tired David Murphy managed to acquire an exclusive interview with Patrick Gilmore to talk about his acting career - at present Patrick is acting alongside Robert Carlyle and Louis Ferreira in 'Stargate: Universe' as Dale Volker. SG:U is currently being broadcast on Sky 1 and SyFye. Edited by Matt Horn.


Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video - Kino 17 - What's That Light?

At MGM Stargate:

SGU Featurette - Kino 17 - What's That Light?

Dr. Park and Dr. Brody try to work out the Destiny's page channel and private channel frequencies.

[Featuring the voices of Jennifer Spence and Peter Kelamis, and the acting of Brian J. Smith and Jamil Walker Smith.]

Stargate Universe - GateWorld Podcast: Earth

At GateWorld:

GateWorld Podcast: ‘Earth’

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

This week on the GateWorld Podcast Darren and David are talking about “Earth,” last Friday’s jam-packed new episode of Stargate Universe! From an aggressive plan on the Destiny to several family visits back home, from body swapping and sex to new character revelations, there is plenty to talk about this week. Find out what we think of the communication stone “hiccups” and the disturbing results, Young’s command and Jack O’Neill as an antagonist, plus that jaw-dropper of a final scene.

First up, we’ll weigh in on the recent take a look at this week’s exchange between Chicago Tribune columnist Maureen Ryan and SGU co-creator Brad Wright.

Sanctuary - SyFy: Video - Episode Trailer for 'Veritas'

At SyFy:

Sanctuary - Next Episode - Veritas

Will must defend Dr. Magnus from a shocking charge of murder.

Guest starring Eureka's Erica Cerra.

Sanctuary - Video: 'Pavor Nocturnas'

Courtesy of HULU and SyFy:

Sanctuary - Pavor Nocturnus

Season 2 : Ep. 5|43:57|

Dr. Magnus wakes to a destroyed Sanctuary and an apocalyptic mystery.

Stargate Universe - SyFy: Video - Brian J. Smith Q&A- Part 1

At SyFy:

Brian J. Smith Q&A- Part 1 : Stargate Universe Q&A

Brian J. Smith (1st Lt. Matthew Scott) answers fan questions in this exclusive Q&A series.

Stargate Universe - SyFy: Video: Episode Trailer for 'Life'

At SyFy:

Stargate Universe - Next Episode - Life : Episode 109

While Scott and Wray visit loved ones on Earth, the crew's explorations turn up a startling discovery.

Stargate Universe - Video: 'Time'

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Stargate Universe - Time

Season 1 : Ep. 8|43:00|

The crew recovers one of their Kinos from a newly discovered jungle planet and finds it filled with data.

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: 33 Images from 'Life'

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33 images from Life.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Rachel Luttrell Audio Interview

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GateWorld Talks With Rachel Luttrell

It's been close to a year since the final episode of Stargate Atlantis, "Enemy at the Gate," premiered. But for the cast members and some of the crew who helped make the series a sensation, the time away from the series has been even longer.

At Creation Entertainment's Chicago Stargate Convention this past August, GateWorld took some time to sit down with the one female cast member who stayed with the series from beginning to end: Rachel Luttrell.

In the few spare minutes she had between convention duties, Rachel discussed the joys of motherhood, her reflections on the time she spent on the series, a new project she's developing, the chances of her recording a music album, and more!

This interview runs over eight minutes and is available in audio. It's also transcribed [at the link above]!

Stargate Universe - - Space Channel: Elyse Levesque Audio Interview

At Canada's Space Channel's InnerSpace:

Interview with Elyse Levesque from SGU

Pix Princss | 11/13/2009

Hey SGU fans! InnerSpace spoke with Elyse Levesque (Chloe Armstrong) and she was a total doll. She answered some of our fan questions, told us all about kicking the crap out of Robert Carlyle, and revealed what makes one of her favourite episodes, "Time" (which airs tonight at 10ET/7PT) so great. LISTEN to her interview HERE!

Tonight on Stargate Universe:

An away team finds a kino beside a Stargate on a jungle world, which contains video footage of the team that was shot prior to their arrival. Then, an illness cripples the team, forcing them to quarantine themselves on the planet.

Join us after the show for InnerSPACE, where we take the time to get into this storyline and we investigate some possible theories, posing a question for you, the viewer: What happened to the crew of the Destiny at the end of “Time”? Is this an alternate universe or a time loop?

Stargate Universe - G4 TV: Elyse Levesque Video Interview

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Elyse Levesque on Stargate Universe

by: Moye Ishimoto on 11.12.2009

Elyse Levesque brings a little Stargate Universe to Chris Hardwick as she sits down to talk about her new series and playing the resident fish-out-of-water character on the sci-fi show.

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video - Kino 16 - All Telford's Fault

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FEATURETTE SGU - Kino 16 - All Telford's Fault

Dr. Park (Jennifer Spence) tries to comfort Dr. Brody (Peter Kelamis) after Sgt. Riley's accident.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

'V' - Hot Cuppa TV: Morena Baccarin Interview

At Zap2It's Kate O'Hare's Hot Cuppa TV:

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She Blinks to Conquer -- Morena Baccarin of 'V'

By Kate O'Hare on November 10, 2009

ABC's remake of "V" hit big in the ratings when it premiered [Nov. 3rd] and also stirred up a bit of controversy, with some claiming it's a veiled (or not so veiled, depending whom you ask) criticism of the current administration, and others claiming it's just a show about disguised aliens coming to Earth and promising hope, change and universal healthcare in exchange for unquestioning devotion.

... Whatever you think the show is really about, one thing's for sure -- it's really a TV show, and it got really good ratings, which is really good news for star Morena Baccarin, who plays Anna, the beguiling alien leader.

Here are the highlights of a brief chat we had after the "V" premiere:

Q: What did you think when you realized "V" was a hit?
A: Wow, holy sh-t. I think it's great. It's a little bit surprising, but at the same time not, because people are really excited about it, and we are very excited about it...

Sanctuary - Huffington Post: Amanda Tapping Interview + Photos & Video

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Amanda Tapping Launches Charity Website and Gives Sanctuary Spoilers

by Jenna Busch

Posted: November 12, 2009

Just when you thought sci-fi legend Amanda Tapping couldn't get any cooler...for eleven years, she starred as Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1. Colonel Sam also appeared in twenty five episodes of Stargate Atlantis. She's guest starred on Stargate Universe. And she's currently starring in one of my favorites, Sanctuary. If you're not watching it, and you should be, Tapping plays Dr. Helen Magnus, a hundred-and-fifty-seven-year-old English scientist who runs a sanctuary for non-human creatures (vampires, mermaids ... the kind you don't see in zoos). The show is largely filmed in front of a green screen and was the first North American show to use the RED camera exclusively.

Tapping has just started a charity called “Sanctuary for Kids,” which will raise money for smaller charities, the ones that have suffered the most during this economic mess we find ourselves in. They'll be auctioning off a Sanctuary set visit, props from the show and a Skype chat with Tapping and the show's creator Damian Kindler. Tapping tells us that she knows how generous sci-fi fans can be, and that she knows they'll be willing to help out. Tapping also gave us some great info on what's coming up on the show, whether or not she'll be appearing on another episode of Ghost Hunters and reuniting with SG-1 costar Michael Shanks during his guest appearance on her show. (Check out our exclusive first look at photos from the episode, "Penance" with Shanks [at the link above], and a sneak peek of Friday's episode, "Fragments.")

'V' - Morena Baccarin guest stars Bonnie Hunt Show Nov 12 '09

'V's' Morena Baccarin (Inara on Firefly, Adria on Stargate SG-1) guests on the Bonnie Hunt Talk Show, Thursday, November 12. Please check your local listings for the channel and time (the series is syndicated).

Stargate Universe - PreOrder 'Air' Novelization

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Stargate Universe: Air (Mass Market Paperback)

Price: $7.95
Without food, supplies, or a way home, Colonel Everett Young finds himself in charge of a mission that has gone wrong before it has even begun. Stranded and alone on the far side of the universe, the mismatched team of scientists, technicians, and military personnel have only one objective: staying alive. As personalities clash and desperation takes hold, salvation lies in the hands of Dr. Nicholas Rush, the man responsible for their plight.


At Unreality SF:

'Air' Review

James Swallow interview

Beyond Sherwood Forest - SyFy Nov 28 '09 - Video: Movie Trailer

Premiering on SyFy Saturday November 28 at 9pm, 'Beyond Sherwood Forest,' directed by Peter DeLuise, and co-starring Sanctuary's Robin Dunne as Robin Hood, Smallville's Erica Durance as Maid Marian, David Richmond-Peck as Prince John and Julian Sands, David Palffy and Cainan Wiebe.

The Sheriff of Nottingham has targeted Robin and his band of heroes dwelling within Sherwood Forest. To destroy his enemies, the Sheriff unleashes an unstoppable creature that transforms at night into Alina, a striking woman. Robin must find a cure for Alina before her terror spreads, all the while keeping his childhood love Maid Marion out of harm's way.

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video - Kino 15 - Do I Look Stupid?

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FEATURETTE SGU - Kino 15 - Do I Look Stupid?

Lt. Scott (Brian J. Smith) and Dr. Volker (Patrick Gilmore) help Dr. Brody (Peter Kelamis) and Sgt. Riley (Haig Sutherland) try on space suits.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video - Kino 14: You Okay?

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FEATURETTE SGU - Kino 14 - You Okay?

The Kino overhears an intimate conversation where Lt. Scott tries to comfort Chloe.

Stargate Universe - Innerspace: Alaina Huffman Audio Interview

At Canada's Space Channel's Innerspace:

InnerSpace recently spoke Alaina Huffman who plays Lt. Tamara “TJ” Johansen on Stargate Universe from her home in L.A. She is one smart lady and had tons of great stories on the show and the SGU family she's worked with in Vancouver. Listen to the interview here.

Thanks for all the fan questions, everyone! I had a chance to bring Alaina your Q’s on her favourite episode (@CraigRMacDonald, Twitter), whom she’d like to inhabit with the communication stones (@Andew James Scott, Facebook), and Whether she’ll appear again on Smallville in the role of Black Canary (@Ron Graham, Facebook).

Alaina also gave a great response to those who crave stronger actions from the female characters. Now go give it a listen and watch Alaina’s favourite episode of Season 1, Time, this Friday at 10ET/7PT.

Sanctuary - SyFy: Video - Sneak Peek of 'Fragments'

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Sanctuary - Sneak Peek: Fragments

Watch a sneak peek from the next episode of Sanctuary, this Friday at 10/9C on Syfy!

Stargate Universe: SyFy: Video: Sneak Peek of 'Time'

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Watch a sneak peek from the next episode of Stargate Universe, this Friday at 9/8C on Syfy!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Stargate Universe - TV Guide Online: Ask Matt Nov 8 '09

At TV Guide Online's Ask Matt column by Matt Roush for November 8 '09:

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Ask Matt

By Matt Roush November 08, 2009

... Question: So I am on board with wherever V is going to take us, but I have a few thoughts. First off, one of the best things about the first episode was the interaction between Alan Tudyk and Elizabeth Mitchell. I was so disappointed to find out he was one of them. I know it was a great shock moment, but I feel cheated that we won't get to explore their partnership. I hope we get more of the amazing Mr. Tudyk because what a waste if he was only cast for such a minor role. My other problem with the premiere episode is probably one that most people didn't even notice. In the opening scenes, the gentleman in the wheelchair was halfway up the steps to the church. I am at a loss to explain it. There was no ramp, no elevator. How on earth did he get halfway up, and why halfway? If someone was assisting him into church, why wouldn't they take him all the way up? Frankly, it looked stupid. Yes, I am open to accept spaceships and alien lizards in people suits, but this particular scene bothered me. Also, have you seen Stargate Universe? This is a show I really wanted to love. I enjoyed SG-1 and loved Stargate Atlantis, but this latest installment leaves me feeling flat. I understand that they want to create a different show, more serious then the previous two, but so far for me nothing is working. The characters are boring. I can't seem to care about any of them, and with actors as talented as Robert Carlyle, David Blue and Ming Na, that shouldn't happen. The choice to keep the set so dark just makes me think they have something to hide, as in a bad set design. It doesn't strike me as moody or gritty, but rather that they are trying and failing to achieve that. The lines for Eli are trying way too hard to be comic relief. None of the peril feels real, I have no sense of danger for any of the main characters. I adore science fiction and was really looking forward to having a new Friday night show, but I’m afraid that this isn't it. —Linda

Matt Roush: First, V. The shock value of having a recognizable actor (from past genre work) like Alan Tudyk be revealed to be a “visitor” was an important twist for the show to be able to pull off. His name is still listed in the guest cast in ABC’s releases for the next few episodes, so maybe you will be seeing more of him. (I’d like to be surprised if that turns out to be the case.) Your nitpick about the man in the wheelchair on the church steps is something that got past me each time I screened the pilot, but yes, continuity lapses can really take you out of the “reality” of the story if you let it. I’ve got nothing to add to that. Secondly, Stargate Universe. I can’t really argue with you that the show’s relentless grimness (in the episodes I’ve seen; I’m one or two behind) could work against its in the long run, especially for those weaned on the previous Stargate series’ lighter touch. The big problem, as you note, is that unlike the camaraderie and chemistry of the previous casts, very few characters have popped yet, although I like the intensity of Robert Carlyle and the “math-boy” nerdiness of David Blue. And I do think the show has managed to sustain a fairly consistent tone of danger and fear, given that much of what happens on this Ancient ship is out of their control. But since we know there’s not a show if they don’t somehow survive, it’s probably true that if it doesn’t become a little more of a joyride in the near future, complaints will likely get even louder.

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Sanctuary - SciFi Pulse: Amanda Tapping Audio Interview

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Episode 42 - Interview With Amanda Tapping


Episode 42 of SFP Radio features an exclusive interview with Amanda Tapping in which she talks about her role in the hit Syfy series Sanctuary and touches on the many nuances of playing the mysterious Dr Helen Magnus.

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