Thursday, February 5, 2009

Dollhouse - SciFi Wire: Tahmoh Penikett Interview

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Dollhouse's Tahmoh Penikett offers up a few clues about his FBI agent

By Patrick Lee

ON 02/03/09

Former Battlestar Galactica cast member Tahmoh Penikett takes on a completely different role as troubled FBI agent Paul Ballard in Joss Whedon's upcoming Fox sci-fi series Dollhouse, and he told SCI FI Wire his character is kind of obsessed with uncovering the truth.
"Paul is ... really trying to get some solid information about the Dollhouse, and he's running into walls," Penikett said in an interview last month in Hollywood. "And when he gets a lead, ... there's powers that be that are preventing him from making any progress."

The series centers on the title operation, a top-secret group that wipes the personalities of its operatives, called "actives," then implants them with new ones that execute missions for paying clients, only to be wiped blank anew when a mission is completed. The show was created by Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and stars Eliza Dushku as Echo, one of the actives.

Following is an edited version of our interview with Penikett. Dollhouse debuts Feb. 13 and will air Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

A brief excerpt:

Your character is kind of complex. He's got his own issues, clearly. He's not just a straight FBI guy that you might expect.
Penikett: I've said this a couple of times. ... I personally think at one time Paul was being groomed for a long and successful career in the FBI. I think he had all the makings of a leader, of a very successful agent. He's intelligent, capable, hard-working, driven. And who knows where he went down a different path? ... Maybe his ambitions; ... sometimes he may have rushed in. I think there's something about him that I'm very curious about, too, and hopefully we're going to explore [it]. ... He's somewhat self-righteous. He alienates himself. And I think that might be part of the problem, where he made the mistakes in his career. So he's given this case, [with] nobody really thinking that he's going to get anywhere with it, and the thing about Paul that a lot of people have underestimated is that once he starts something, he's not quitting it. He won't quit until he's found stuff. ...

Planet 51 - Video: Movie Trailer

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Planet 51 Trailer


Want to see Sony's mucho-anticipated animated pic PLANET 51? You'll have to wait for Thanksgiving! However, Hollywood 411 has the trailer and you can see it right here!

Fringe - Pink Raygun: Got a Question for the Cast of “Fringe?”

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Got a Question for the Cast of “Fringe?”

by Teresa Jusino

Hey there, everyone! As you all know, New York Comic Con is this weekend, and I have the privilege of interviewing the cast of Fringe just before the Fringe panel on Sunday at 1:45PM. I’ll be able to speak with KIRK ACEVEDO (Charlie Francis), BLAIR BROWN (Nina Sharp), JOSHUA JACKSON (Peter Bishop), JASIKA NICOLE (Astrid Farnsworth), JOHN NOBLE (Walter Bishop), LANCE REDDICK (Agent Broyles), and ANNA TORV (Olivia Dunham) individually.

So if you have any questions you’d like me to ask any of them, please post them in the comments by 5PM tomorrow! - At this link!

And Happy Comic Con, everybody!

Stargate - Don S. Davis / Mitch Pileggi - Yahoo Finance News: "Woodshop" Film

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Press Release Source: Woodshop

Woodshop Feature Film Premiere Draws Star Jesse Ventura, Cast & Crew to Boulder, February 15

Thursday February 5, 11:00 am ET

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The red carpet premiere of 42 Productions’ independent feature comedy Woodshop, starring Jesse Ventura, Mitch Pileggi, Don S. Davis, and Denver Bronco Rod Smith will be held February 15, 2009 at 7pm MST at the Atlas Building, a world-class media facility on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

15-minute media Q & A session with Jesse Ventura and director Pete Coggan held immediately prior to the screening (6:30pm)—during which photos and video are permitted.

Woodshop is actor Jesse Ventura’s first feature film in a decade. His past films include Predator, The Running Man, and Demolition Man. Mr. Ventura has also been a Navy SEAL, professional wrestler and the Governor of Minnesota.

Actor Mitch Pileggi has appeared in popular television series including The X-Files, Stargate: Atlantis, Dallas, China Beach, Gray’s Anatomy, Law & Order and Boston Legal.

Don S. Davis starred in Stargate SG-1, Twin Peaks and The X-Files; and in films including A League of Their Own, Cliffhanger, Con Air and Best In Show. Sadly, Don passed away shortly after the wrap of principal photography.

Woodshop is the first feature film from Boulder-based 42 Productions, who provide complete film and video production and post-production services for Fortune 500 clients. The picture was directed, written and produced by Pete Coggan; utilized Colorado locations; and features a number of local, young actors. Use of the innovative RED ONE digital camera enabled less lighting equipment, a smaller crew and a fast production schedule.

The main character of Woodshop, Chris, is a high school senior with one goal—to make it through high school unscathed and move on to an Ivy League college. There is just one problem; when he causes a dangerous accident in his chemistry class, he’s ordered by his principal (Davis) to spend his Saturdays in woodshop detention with an ex-Army Ranger (Ventura) and a bad kid gone really bad who intends to blow them all up...with Chris’s help.

Caprica - Moviehole: Caprica on DVD in April

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Esai Morales and Eric Stoltz

Caprica on DVD in April

Author: Clint Morris

Date: Thursday, February 5th, 2009

This intriguing press release just flittered into the mailbox...

Universal City, Calif. (February 5, 2009) Caprica, the highly anticipated prequel to “Battlestar Galactica,” will enjoy its world premiere exclusively on DVD on April 21, 2009 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. In a groundbreaking move sure to delight fans of the long-running television phenomenon, the feature-length prequel will be available on DVD as a limited-edition uncut and unrated version before the series’ broadcast premiere on the SCI FI Channel in 2010. Caprica is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick (“Battlestar Galactica”) and Remi Aubuchon (“24”). Exclusive bonus features that take viewers behind the scenes of the creation of Caprica make this DVD a landmark event for any fan of “Battlestar Galactica.” The film will also be available at selected online destinations for digital download transactions.

... Universal Cable Productions will begin production on the “Caprica” series in the summer of 2009 in Vancouver for a 2010 television premiere on the SciFi Channel. The DVD of Caprica is priced at $26.98 S.R.P. Preorder close is March 3, 2009. Release date April 21, 2009.


· Feature Commentary with Director Jeffrey Reiner and Executive Producer/Writer Ronald D. Moore and Executive Producer David Eick

· Deleted Scenes

· Video Blogs

· What the Frak is Caprica?

· The Director’s Process

· The V Club

· The Birth of a Cylon


Set 50 years before Battlestar Galactica, Caprica follows two rival families and their patriarchs – Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) – as they compete and thrive in the vibrant world of the 12 Colonies, a society recognizably close to our own. Enmeshed in the burgeoning technology of artificial intelligence and robotics that will eventually lead to the creation of the Cylons, the two houses go toe-to-toe blending action with corporate conspiracy and sexual politics.

Stargate: Ark of Truth & Continuum - NBCUMV: US Television Premieres



Published: February 5, 2009

Stargate: The Ark of Truth Airs March 27

Stargate: Continuum On April 3

NEW YORK – February 5, 2009 – Fans of the hit Stargate television franchise will rejoice this spring when SCI FI presents the U.S. premiere of the two highly successful films Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum. Beginning on Friday, March 27 at 9 PM/ET, get set for The Ark of Truth and then tune in on Friday, April 3 at 9 PM/ET for Continuum.

Continuing the legacy and thrilling journey of the popular Stargate SG-1 television series, Stargate: The Ark of Truth picks up after "Unending," the SG-1 series finale. Searching for an ancient weapon which could help them defeat the sinister Ori force, SG-1 discovers it may be in the Ori's own home galaxy, and the crew finds themselves fighting two powerful enemies. The film stars series favorites Amanda Tapping (2005 Saturn Award, Best Supporting TV Actress), Golden Globe® winner and three-time Emmy Award® winning actor Beau Bridges, Michael Shanks, Ben Browder, Christopher Judge, and Claudia Black. Robert C. Cooper serves as writer/director and co-executive producer along with Brad Wright. Both men are the co-creators of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis and currently serve as executive producers on Atlantis.

Stargate: Continuum, the adrenaline-driven, action adventure film, has members of SG-1 returning to a world where their history has been dramatically altered. Continuum reunites Richard Dean Anderson as Jack O'Neill, with all the series favorite crewmembers. The most northern filmed movie production in history. Stargate: Continuum features incredible visual effects, out-of-this-world battle sequences and breathtaking scenes shot on the Arctic ice. Directed by Martin Wood (Sanctuary) and written by Brad Wright, the film finds Ba'al as he travels back in time and tries to prevent the Stargate program from ever being started. The SG-1 team must somehow restore history and once again save the galaxy from oppressive domination.

Stargate Atlantis - Fans Choose Top Ten Episodes

Stargate Hub ran a contest from January 10 through January 31 '09 on the top ten episodes from Stargate Atlantis, and the results are in:

1. Enemy at the Gate

2. Rising

3. The Siege

4. Tao of Rodney

5. Be All My Sins Remember'd

6. The Shrine

7. McKay and Mrs. Miller

8. Vegas

9. Midway

10. First Strike

Come back to the week of February 9th to find out how you can be a part of designing the boxart for the Stargate Atlantis Fans' choice Blu-Ray!

Bones - Video: 'TJ Thyne Loves Fox'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU:

Bones - TJ Thyne Loves Fox

Web Exclusive|03:50|

So many reasons why TJ loves FOX.

SciFi Wire: Jared Padalecki Interview

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Friday the 13th's Jared Padalecki: Not a D-bag

By Patrick Lee

ON 02/05/09

Jared Padalecki, who plays a new character named Clay in the upcoming reboot of Friday the 13th, told reporters that he's happy to play practically the only male character who's neither a hockey-masked serial killer nor a douchebag.
"I like to think that it was just me not being a douchebag, yeah," Padalecki said with tongue in cheek in a group interview in Beverly Hills, Calif., over the weekend. "No, it was nice. ... I've been the kind of douchy character, so it was nice to have a little vacation from it."

Padalecki plays a man who searches for his sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti), in the small town of Crystal Lake. Whitney went camping with some friends six weeks earlier and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Padalecki finds himself on the run from the resident psycho who lives in the woods: Jason Voorhees, played by Derek Mears.

Following is an edited version of our interview with Padalecki, who was charming, self-effacing and cheerful despite our rude questions. Friday the 13th opens Feb. 13.

A brief excerpt:

We were on set watching you get your face smashed into the bus glass. Was that you?
Padalecki: Yeah. Do you know that really cut me up?

Padalecki: It was my forehead. That was actually funny, because they were doing that head-through-the-bus-window thing, and I was, like, how is this staying? And they're like, "Well, there's ... an inch of clear plastic or whatever [underneath]. ... So make sure you don't hit it." I was like, "OK." And so we kind of did it, and I hit it, and ... I knew my face was going to smash the glass. It was candy glass or whatever. Everybody did it before me to appease me and ease my concerns. But then we did it, and I was like, "I think [touches his forehead for blood] ... " And ... they ... looked at me. I had fake blood all over me anyway, and they're like, "No, no, no, you're good." And I was like, "You're sure? ... OK, whatever." And sure enough, we go back and wash, and I have like a little gash on my forehead. Yeah. So I cried and, you know, I sued, I sued for a sequel. Saturday the 14th? Comes out next year. [laughs]

Damian Lewis - Life - Video: 'Re-Entry'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Life's 'Re-Entry,' starring Adam Arkin, Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton and Donal Logue. Guest stars include J. Patrick McCormack, Richard Speight, Josh Randall and Kayren Butler.

After a Space Shuttle pilot is found shot to death after managing to land his private plane, Crews and Reese must determine if it was suicide or murder.

Chuck - Adam Baldwin - A.V. Club: Random Roles - Adam Baldwin

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Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb from Firefly

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Adam Baldwin

by Steve Heisler February 2, 2009

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we ask actors for memories about roles that defined their careers. The catch: They don't know beforehand what roles we'll ask them to talk about.

The actor: Adam Baldwin, currently the stoic, wisecrackin' government agent on NBC's Chuck, which returns from its mid-season break with a 3D episode on Monday, February 2. Baldwin is perhaps best known for playing Jayne Cobb in Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity (another largely wisecrackin' stoic role), and he got his start in 1980's My Bodyguard when he was still in high school.

A brief excerpt:

Drillbit Taylor
(2008)—"Disgruntled Bodyguard"
AB: There's a little clip out there on YouTube if you Google "Drillbit Taylor Bodyguard interview." Steve Brill, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dean Anderson, and I would all play hockey in a local actors' league together. Steve knew me from that, so he threw me in for a cameo. But I had to convince them it would be okay to let me wear the My Bodyguard jacket, which I still have. Their idea was to throw me in that cameo montage, but I figure if I'm gonna do it, I might as well do the character with the dirty white T-shirt and the jacket. It's a laugh for the parents taking their kids to see the movie who saw My Bodyguard in theaters. A friend of mine said, "Oh! I laughed when I saw it. My kids didn't get it, but I did."

AVC: Was it a retrospective moment, donning the jacket again?
AB: It still fits!

Monsters vs Aliens - Video: Reese Witherspoon Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Monsters/Aliens: Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon, Seth Rogan, Rainn Wilson and Hugh Laurie star in Monster Vs. Aliens premiering in 3D.

Battlestar Galactica - Publicity Stills - 'Blood on the Scales'

Battlestar Galactica's 'Blood on the Scales' airs Friday, February 6 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Tom Zarek (Richard Hatch) and Lt. Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani)

Caius Baltar (James Callis) and Six (Tricia Helfer)

Baltar and Gaeta


Lee Adama 'Apollo' (Jamie Bamber) and Kara Thrace 'Starbuck' (Katee Sackhoff)

Zarek and Gaeta