Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Studios Lion's Roar Newsletter Feb '09

From the February 2009 MGM Studios Lion's Roar email newsletter:


Stay tuned for more adventures from the city of Atlantis!

Stargate Atlantis Official Site

Stargate - Joseph Mallozzi Interview

At's SciFi/Fantasy Guide:

Joseph Mallozzi and Robert Picardo

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Interview: Stargate Writer-Producer Joseph Mallozzi

The franchise mainstay ponders the end of 'Atlantis' and the dawn of 'Universe'

By Mark Wilson,

Joe Mallozzi and his producing/writing partner Paul Mullie have helped shape the Stargate franchise for the better part of a decade, rising to become jointly responsible for the production of the last two seasons of Stargate Atlantis. In this interview Mallozzi reflects on his years with Stargate, what he got to do -- and didn't get to do -- with Atlantis's fifth season and what his hopes were for a sixth, and the future of the franchise as he helps launch its third series, Stargate Universe.

A brief excerpt:

Talking of Universe, you've said it's going to "blaze a bold, new path for the franchise." Given the constraints of studios and network TV, what does that mean exactly?
The nice thing about MGM is, I wouldn't say they've been hands-off but they've let them do their thing. And while the network has been a little more involved in the show's creative development they've pretty much left it up to Brad [Wright] and Robert [Cooper] -- Robert honed the original vision. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to step on them. On the one hand it's something that fans of the Stargate franchise will enjoy, because there are all those familiar elements for them, there's still going to be adventure.

But on the other hand, it's going to be a little bit more -- I don't want to use the word "space opera," but it is more relationship-based, it is more arc-driven, it's less monster- or situation-of-the-week. We're focusing less on -- in fact, we're not even focusing at all on going to the planets and meeting the humanoid, English-speaking aliens. It's less that focus on Our Hero and more on an ensemble cast. The past month or so have just been watching endless, endless auditions trying to cast these parts. We're almost there -- at this point we're casting a dozen or more major roles. It's exciting, introducing new characters, and starting something in a sense similar, but fresh as well.

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Fringe - Video: 'The Transformation'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Fringe's 'The Transformation,' starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Kirk Acevedo, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, Mark Valley and John Noble. Guest stars include Dina Ann Comolli, Neal Huff, Chris LaPanta, Armando Riesco, Al Sapienza and Felix Solis.

Olivia and Peter go undercover to investigate after the discovery of bizarre remains at a jumbo jet's crash site.

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: 'Big Baby'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, House's 'Big Baby,' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Erika Flores, Andy Scott Harris, Saige Ryan Campbell and Tammy Dahlstrom.

Cuddy decides to spend more time at home to take care of her newly adopted baby and passes some of her day-to-day responsibilities off to Cameron.

Stargate SG-1 - Kids Need to Read: Charity Auction - Shanks/Judge/Argenziano/Jones

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Dial in to Our Latest Auction!

Kids Need to Read Charity Auctions presents a rare collectible for any fan of the long-running Stargate franchise! Check out this official canvas from the Chevron 7 Convention held in Northampton, England in June 2008. The canvas is autographed by well-known Stargate actors Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson), Christopher Judge (Teal’c), Gary Jones (Walter Harriman) and Carmen Argenziano (Jacob Carter/Selmak).

The full-color canvas measures 14″ x 18″ and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.


Medium - Video: 'Soul Survivor'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Medium's 'Soul Survivor,' starring Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark and Jake Weber. Guest stars include Max Casella and Pamela Gray.

Allison tries to help Devalos solve the recent murder of his friend's sister, but her dreams keep pointing to the friend's first husband, Nathan, who died in a car accident two years ago.

Pushing Daisies - TV Guide Magazine Online: What Would Have Happened On....

At TV Guide Magazine Online:

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What the Keck? Exclusive!

What Would Have Happened On....

This week’s TV Guide Magazine offers up extensive summaries of what would have happened on Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone and Pushing Daisies had they not been cancelled by ABC. Here are a few bonus online only storyline tidbits straight from each show’s creator.


From creator Bryan Fuller

The last three filmed episodes filmed feature the return of Olive’s (Kristin Chenoweth) childhood kidnappers, played by veteran actors George Segal and Richard Benjamin. We learn these men treated Olive better than her actual family. The last episode filmed, titled Kerplunk, is a spoof of the film Showgirls featuring aunts Lily (Swoosie Kurtz) and Vivian (Ellen Greene) teamed with guest starts Wendie Malick and Nora Dunn.

-- William Keck

Heroes - Video: 'A Clear and Present Danger'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'A Clear and Present Danger,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include Chad Faust, Assaf Cohen, Brea Grant, Zeljko Ivanek, Ntare Mwine and Steve Tom.

After outing himself to the President, Nathan is charged with rounding up everyone with special abilities in the interest of homeland security.

Burn Notice - Video: 'Ask A Spy'

Courtesy of USA and HULU:

Burn Notice - Ask A Spy

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I live in a shady neighborhood--how can I keep my car from getting ripped off?

Stargate - GateWorld Podcast # 28 - Open Line Night!

At GateWorld:

GateWorld Podcast: Open Line Night!

Tuesday - February 3, 2009 | by Darren Sumner

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

This week Darren and David are kicking back for our first “Open Line” night, where we talk about whatever is on listeners’ minds — from GateWorld’s history to the Replicators, and from the final two seasons of Stargate SG-1 to why we love science fiction. And more.

We’ll also run down the latest Stargate news and news GateWorld features, and give podcast listeners a preview of our upcoming interview with Stargate SG-1’s Cliff Simon (“Baal”)!