Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - Diamond Select Toys - Series 3 Action Figures

At Art Asylum Blog:

January 6, 2009 : Stargate Atlantis Series 3 Approaches Milky Way Galaxy

Our third series of action figures from Stargate: Atlantis will be arriving in stores later this month. Check out the full article to see updated packaging shots of the entire wave!

This assortment includes fan-favorites like Ronon Dex and Jennifer Keller but also gives you new versions of Samantha Carter and John Sheppard! As if that wasn’t enough to push you over the edge, you can also finally get your hands on a Wraith Drone and combine all the included pieces to make your own figure-sized Ancient Control Chair. And to add even MORE to the mix, we’re including a Garrison Uniform Jack O’Neill with every case, so check with your retailer of choice and make sure they have Stargate Atlantis Series 3 on order!

Diamond Select Toys Stargate Atlantis Series 3 Action Figures

Estimated Availability Date: 1/21/2009

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Video: Episode Trailer - 'Enemy at the Gate'

At MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to view the episode trailer in its original format.)

Enemy at the Gate

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Stargate Atlantis series finale, 'Enemy at the Gate,' airs Friday, January 9 '09 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest stars include Amanda Tapping, Christopher Heyerdahl, Kavan Smith, Mitch Pileggi, Colin Cunningham, Gary Jones and Michael Beach.

Stargate Atlantis - Alex Levine Blog Update - 'Enemy at the Gate'

From Alex Levine's SciFi.com blog update for January 6, 2009:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

Not the End

... I sat down with Paul Mullie today, who wrote the finale for Atlantis, entitled "Enemy at the Gate". Paul told me that when the writers came up with this final episode, they didn't know at the time it would be the last episode. However, because it is also the 100th episode of the series, they had always wanted it to stand on its own, so the story wasn't planned as a cliff-hanger. As you probably all know, cliff-hangers are de rigueur for season ending episodes so the viewers will anticipate the beginning of the next season. Also, cliff hangers are a good way to deal with actors who are in the last season of their contracts; for example, you put all the characters in a big explosion, and if the studio can't come to terms on a new contract for some of them, well... I know it sounds harsh, but it would be even more harsh to you viewers to write a character off the show off-screen after the fact.

... By the way, this episode is dedicated to Don S. Davis, who recently passed away. Don played General Hammond on SG-1 for years. In addition to a dedication card at the end of the episode, the writers also honored Don's passing by writing into the episode the off-screen
passing of Don's character, General Hammond. It is a fitting tribute and done in a very classy way, as I'm sure you will agree when you see it ...

.. Thanks to you fans for five great years!

Posted by Alex Levine at 7:21 PM

The Colbert Report - Video: Dec 10 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's December 10 '08 episode.

Stephen welcomes Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stargate Atlantis - Marathon - Wed Jan 7 '09 - Season 3

From SciFi.com's schedulebot, a Stargate Atlantis season three marathon scheduled for Wednesday, January 7 '09, on the SciFi Channel (US):

08:00A PROGENY - story by Robert C. Cooper and Carl Binder, teleplay by Carl Binder, directed by Andy Mikita. Guest stars include John O'Callaghan (Niam), David Nykl (Dr. Radek Zelenka), David Ogden Stiers (Oberoth) and Chuck Campbell (Technician)

09:00A THE REAL WORLD - written by Carl Binder and directed by Paul Ziller. Guest stars include Richard Dean Anderson (Maj. Gen. Jack O'Neill) and Alan Ruck (Dr. Fletcher)

10:00A COMMON GROUND - written by Ken Cuperus and directed by William Waring. Guest stars include Robert Davi (Acastus Kolya), Christopher Heyerdahl (his introduction to SGA as Todd!), Ryan Robbins (Ladon Radim) and Chuck Campbell

11:00A MCKAY & MRS. MILLER - excerpts written by Carl Binder, written by Martin Gero, directed by Martin Wood. Guest stars include Amanda Tapping (Lt. Col. Samantha Carter), Kate Hewlett (Jeannie Miller) and David Nykl

12:00P PHANTOMS - written by Carl Binder and directed by Martin Wood. Guest stars include David Nykl

1:00P THE RETURN - PT 1 - written by Martin Gero and directed by Brad Turner. Guest stars include Richard Dean Anderson, Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey), Ryan Robbins (Ladon Radim), David Nykl, Bill Dow (Dr. Bill Lee), Gary Jones (Walter Harriman), Mitch Pileggi (Col. Steven Caldwell), Beau Bridges (Maj. Gen. Hank Landry), Kirby Morrow (Capt. Dave Kleinman) and Chuck Campbell

2:00P THE RETURN - PT 2 - written by Martin Gero and directed by Brad Turner. Guest stars include Richard Dean Anderson and Robert Picardo

3:00P ECHOES - story by Brad Wright and Carl Binder, teleplay by Carl Binder, directed by William Waring. Guest stars include Claire Rankin (Dr. Heightmeyer), David Nykl and Mitch Pileggi

4:00P IRRESPONSIBLE - written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, directed by Martin Wood. Guest stars include Richard Kind (Lucius Lavin) and Robert Davi

5:00P TAO OF RODNEY - written by Damian Kindler and directed by Martin Wood. Guest stars include Kavan Smith (Maj. Evan Lorne), David Nykl, Leela Savasta (Esposito) and Chuck Campbell

6:00P THE GAME - story by Don Whitehead and Holly Henderson, teleplay by Carl Binder, directed by William Waring. Guest stars include Laura Harris (Nola), Kavan Smith and David Nykl

Photos courtesy of GateWorld.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Sneak Peek

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel's SciFi Wire and HULU:

SCI FI Wire - Battlestar Galactica - Sneak Peek

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Check out this exclusive sneak peek from the upcoming final season of "Battlestar Galactica."