Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Podcast: Episode #24

At GateWorld:

GateWorld Podcast: Episode #24

Wednesday, January 7 (FEATURES)

Darren and David discuss last week's Atlantis episode, "Vegas." PLUS: Preview this week's interview with Ben Browder!

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

The podcast returns for 2009! After our little holiday break, David and Darren are back this week to talk about Friday’s penultimate episode of Stargate Atlantis, “Vegas.” Did it stray too far from the Stargate formula, or was it just what the show needed?

We’ll also run down the latest news from the Stargate Universe, and new additions to GateWorld. In the Listener Mail segment we’ll hear your thoughts on the casting of Robert Carlyle in Stargate Universe.

Stargate Atlantis - Watch 'Enemy at the Gate' and then ask writer Paul Mullie your questions!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for January 7, 2009:

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

January 7, 2009: A Surprise Guest Blogger, Sugarless Day #4, and the Mailbag

Talk about signs of the apocalypse! First we had snow in Vegas. Then we had the New England Patriots fail to make the playoffs. And now, my writing and producing partner Paul Mullie has agreed to do a fan Q&A. This from a guy who has made it a point to shun all fan forums and Stargate-related internet chatter over his 9+ years with the franchise, in that time routinely avoiding interviews, viewer mail, and, whenever possible, walking by his office window whenever a fan demonstration was taking place outside. I'll be gathering questions for the Howard Hughes of the Stargate writing department (as he put it: "I'm coming down with Kleenex boxes on my feet and my jars of urine!") starting Friday night, right after the airing of the Atlantis season finale, Enemy at the Gate, which he wrote and produced.

Paul Mullie (photo courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog)

Back in the office today, working on my SGU script. A little slow-going but I'm managing to maintain the snail's pace of one scene a day. By comparison, Carl [Binder] and Marty [Gero] have already delivered their first drafts. Rob [Cooper] and Brad [Wright] have almost completed episode #3. And Alan [McCullough] reports that he is well into the third act of his script. Paul [Mullie], thankfully, is only two pages into the outline of his episode.

More news on the casting front. We have our Scott and Stasiak! Official press release to come!

... Mailbag:

... Joebags writes: "So word on the street says SGU PTB have hired a 20 year old Canadian Idol reject as one of their stars." [Sebastian Pigott]
Answer: Really? I also heard that ground rhino horn increases your libido. Fascinating.

... Craig MD writes: "Regarding the Stargate: Universe casting, I don't remember seeing a "Scott" listed in the casting calls that were released (available on gateworld). Is this a new character or did Jared Nash get a name change?"
Answer: Scott is the new Nash. And green is the new red!

Stargate Atlantis - Marathon - Thur Jan 8 '09 - Seasons 3 & 5

From's schedulebot, a Stargate Atlantis season 3 and season 5 marathon scheduled for Thursday, January 8 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

08:00A (SEASON 3) THE ARK - story by Ken Cuperus and Scott Nimerfro, teleplay by Ken Cuperus, directed by William Waring. Guest stars include Kenneth Welsh (Jamus), Joris Jarsky (Herick), Kavan Smith (Maj. Evan Lorne) and Chuck Campbell (Control Room Technician)

09:00A (SEASON 3) SUNDAY - written by Martin Gero and directed by William Waring. Guest stars include Kavan Smith, David Nykl (Dr. Radek Zelenka) and Brenda James (Dr. Katie Brown)

10:00A (SEASON 3) SUBMERSION - written by Ken Cuperus and directed by Brenton Spencer. Guest stars include David Nykl and Andee Frizzell (Wraith Queen)

11:00A (SEASON 3) VENGEANCE - written by Carl Binder and directed by Andy Mikita. Guest stars include Connor Trinneer (Michael) and Chuck Campbell

12:00P (SEASON 3) FIRST STRIKE - written by Martin Gero and directed by Martin Wood. Guest stars include Michael Beach (Colonel Abraham Ellis), Jewel Staite (Dr. Jennifer Keller), Kavan Smith, David Nykl, David Ogden Stiers (Oberoth) and Chuck Campbell

[NOTE: Stargate Atlantis season four is still airing first run episodes in syndication.]

1:00P (SEASON 5) SEARCH AND RESCUE - written by Martin Gero and directed by Andy Mikita. Guest stars include Connor Trineer (Michael), Mitch Pileggi (Col. Steven Caldwell), Kavan Smith, Martin Christopher (Maj. Kevin Marks), Amanda Tapping (Col. Samantha Carter), Patrick Sabongui (Kanaan), Leela Savasta (Capt. Vega) and Sharon Taylor (Amelia Banks). Robert Picardo joins the series as a regular cast member.

2:00P (SEASON 5) THE SEED - written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, directed by William Waring. Guest stars include David Nykl, Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett), Linda Ko (Nurse) and Sharon Taylor (Banks)

3:00P (SEASON 5) BROKEN TIES - written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and directed by Ken Girotti. Guest stars include Kavan Smith, Mark Dacascos (Tyre), Tyler McClendon (Wraith), and Patrick Sabongui (Kanaan)

4:00P (SEASON 5) THE DAEDALUS VARIATIONS - written by Alan McCullough and directed by Andy Mikita. Guest stars include Kavan Smith, David Nykl and Chuck Campbell

5:00P (SEASON 5) THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE - written by Carl Binder and directed by Ken Girotti. Guest stars include David Nykl (Radek Zelenka), Michelle Morgan (Fran) and Robert Moloney (Koracen)

6:00P (SEASON 5) THE SHRINE - written by Brad Wright and directed by Andy Mikita. Guest stars include Kate Hewlett (Jeannie Miller), David Nykl and Sharon Taylor

Photos courtesy of GateWorld.

Eureka - Video: Pilot

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU, the Eureka series pilot, starring Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson, Jordan Hinson, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston, Meshach Peters, Matt Frewer and Debrah Farentino. Guest stars include Maury Chaykin, Rob LaBelle, Gary Chalk, Jennifer Clement, Chris Gauthier and Tyler McClendon.

A car accident detours U.S. Marshal Jack Carter into the town of Eureka and onto a new path in life.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'The Top Ten Things You Need to Know - Pt.1'

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - The Top Ten Things You Need to Know - Pt.1

Web Exclusive |09:04|

Watch part 1 of the "Top Ten Things You Need to Know" about Battlestar Galactica!

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: The Best of...

At GateWorld:

We're celebrating five years of Stargate Atlantis with a count-down of our favorite ...

The Best of John Sheppard

Monday, January 5 (FEATURES)

Our favorite five Sheppard episodes!

The Best of Teyla Emmagan

Tuesday, January 6 (FEATURES)

Today it's our favorite Teyla episodes, as we celebrate five years of Stargate Atlantis and count down to the finale!

The Best of Elizabeth Weir

Wednesday, January 7 (FEATURES)

Our five favorite Weir episodes.

Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide Online: David Hewlett Says Goodbye to SGA

At TV Guide Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

David Hewlett Says Goodbye to Stargate: Atlantis

Jan 7, 2009 - by Erin Fox

David Hewlett has played the arrogant and often irritating Rodney McKay on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis since 2002. As the series comes to an end Friday (9 pm/ET, Sci Fi), David reminisced with about his adventures playing the obnoxious McKay, what is was like smooching pal and cast mate Jewel Staite (Dr. Jennifer Keller) and the possibility of appearing in the upcoming Stargate movie.

... What was it like filming the finale? Was it super-emotional for all of you?
Hewlett: It's such a blur, the final episode. The reality is just miserable! I really love playing McKay. It's one of those roles where every day something is different. I don't think you can finish the last episode of a five-year show that's been this much fun to do, and sum it up the way that you have to. So I couldn't help feeling, "We need more time for this!"

... You don't know if you're in the movie yet, but if you could be, what would you like to see happen?
Hewlett: Maybe some God-like powers... . Maybe a planet of just women. Now I'm going back to the old Star Trek episodes! (Laughs). I don't want to know what happens because I enjoy picking up a script and going, "I do what?!" The hope is that they'll do an Atlantis movie and, hopefully, they'll bring McKay back for that.

Stargate - SciFi Now Magazine Issue # 23

At Imagine Publishing:


Officially on sale 24th December, SciFiNow issue 23 is the latest issue of the UK's fastest growing and biggest science fiction magazine. Here's a small taster of what's in store in our huge 148 page issue.


• Our news this month brings you the word on Twilight's odd success at the box office, the lowdown on the best films coming your way soon, and a look at the ratings challenge of science fiction and television as a whole.

• Our gigantic 2009 preview brings you in-depth looks at Coraline, Dollhouse and The Spirit, featuring interviews with the cast and crew of all three.

• We talk to Dave Filoni, the supervising director of Star Wars: Clone Wars, about the series, Star Wars games, and the legacy of Lucas.

• We also talk to Jeph Loeb about his career in comics.

• SciFiNow sits down with David X Cohen and chats Futurama.

• Ever wondered if...? We give our dream cast for a proposed remake of Total Recall.

• The most trustworthy reviews of the latest film and DVD releases.

• A wealth of book, comic and graphic novel reviews.

• Look at the size of that thing! An exhaustively geeky guide to Star Wars: A New Hope, a look at the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise and a retro special on The Creature From The Black Lagoon lead our signature Timewarp section.

• The Fanboys section continues to cover all the hottest convention and memorabilia news, including the shiniest collector's guide to Firefly in the 'Verse.

• We nitpick our way through The Island.

• Our history of literary sci-fi this month has an in depth look at Frank Herbert.

• Also included, our indispensable guide to this month's essential sci-fi viewing.

• And all you could want from the UK's premiere science fiction, horror, fantasy and cult magazine.

Memories have been wiped, and issue 23 schmoozes its way into all good newsagents on 24th December 2008! Merry Christmas!

Those lucky enough to be subscribers will have made a huge 30% saving, so why not pop on over to our eShop.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'The Face of the Enemy' - Webisode 9

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - The Face of the Enemy - Webisode 9

Web Exclusive | 03:41|

With the help of the Eight, Gaeta makes some harsh realizations about himself.

Stargate Atlantis - Video: Sneak Peek - 'Enemy at the Gate'

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU:

Stargate Atlantis - Sneak Peek: "Enemy at the Gate"

Sneak Peek (s.4 : ep.20)|01:54|

Catch the series finale, Jan 9.

Stargate Atlantis - Blog Talk Radio: Podcast on Atlantis Cancellation

At the San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

First 'New Releases Tuesday' of 2009 brings wish list and news of awesome interviews

January 6 '09

by John Stahl, TV on DVD Examiner

... My other exciting news is that Shaun Daily, who started the "nuts" campaign that resulted in a second season of "Jericho," has generously agreed to have me on his Internet-based radio show "TV Talk" on Friday. I expect that we will mention "Jericho," but I asked to also discuss the cancellation of "Stargate Atlantis," which is having its series finale aired that night. Those of you who listen in will learn that I have a voice that is made for print ...


Shaun Daily's TV Talk site at Blog Talk Radio:

Date / Time: 1/9/2009 3:00 PM
Call-in Number: (646) 915-9925