Friday, February 13, 2009

The Invaders - Premieres on SciFi Channel Mar 9 '09

Premiering on the SciFi Channel on Monday, March 9, for the 4pm weekday rotation slot, the '67 scifi series, The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes.

The Invaders: alien beings from a dying planet. Their destination: the Earth. Their purpose: to make it *their* world. David Vincent has seen them. For him, it began one lost night on a lonely country road, looking for a shortcut that he never found. It began with a closed deserted diner, and a man too long without sleep to continue his journey. It began with the landing of a craft from another galaxy. Now, David Vincent knows that the Invaders are here, that they have taken human form. Somehow, he must convince a disbelieving world, that the nightmare has already begun...

Here's the schedule so far:

3/09/2009 BEACHHEAD
3/11/2009 THE MUTATION
3/12/2009 THE LEECHES
3/13/2009 GENESIS

3/16/2009 VIKOR
3/18/2009 NIGHTMARE

3/24/2009 THE INNOCENT
3/27/2009 THE BETRAYED

3/30/2009 STORM
3/31/2009 PANIC

Dollhouse - TV Guide Online: Joss Whedon Takes You Inside His Cool Dollhouse - Part 1

At TV Guide Online:

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In Part 1 of our in-depth sit-down with Joss, he also discusses the big mystery of who becomes an "active" and why; why he resisted making Echo's handler (Commander in Chief's Harry Lennix) an obvious love interest; Tahmoh Penikett's "obsessive" FBi agent; and the "utterly destructive" character of Topher, aka the Dollhouse's master computer wonk.

Coming soon in Parts 2, 3 and 4 of this Q&A:

• Whedon reveals how much it costs to get Echo to do your dirty work.
• Whedon answers readers' questions about Buffy, Angel and Firefly.
• Whedon answers your other questions — including naming the celebs who make him go ga-ga.

Stargate Atlantis - Creation: Joe Flanigan Joins Chicago Con Aug 21-23 '09

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


Great news for our fellow Stargate fans as today we are happy to announce that one of our favorites, JOE FLANIGAN, the star of STARGATE ATLANTIS, will be part of the fun of Creation Entertainment's upcoming Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS CONVENTION coming to Chicago on AUGUST 21-23, 2009!

Joe joins already announced AMANDA TAPPING and PAUL McGILLION (with lots more to come!)

NOW is the time to grab your top of the line GOLD WEEKEND PACKAGES which set you up "deluxe-style" for the entire weekend. Check out the details at and keep watching for more announcements!

Fri., Sat. & Sun. August 21-23, 2009
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6810 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

Dollhouse - Video: Imprinted

Courtesy of FOX and HULU:

Dollhouse - Imprinted

Web Exclusive|02:00|

How about imprinted with mad skillz?

Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Olivia Williams, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj and Dichen Lachmann discuss the skills they would like to be imprinted with.

Stargate SG-1 - Diamond Select Toys: Series 5 Action Figures

At Diamond Select Toys:

Toy Fair Preview: Stargate SG-1

The Stargate action figure line has already delivered six assortments (that's over 44 individual figures!) but Diamond Select Toys isn't finished with the intrepid cast of Stargate SG-1 just yet! Previewed here for the first time are some of the stars of the next release - Stargate SG-1 Series 5!

Air Force Jack O'Neill: Featuring O'Neill in his highly decorated US Air Force uniform, a highly requested fan-favorite depiction.

Black Ops Samantha Carter: Joining her previously released "Black Ops" SG-1 teammates, this figure is based on the season 2 premiere "The Serpent's Lair."

Horus Guard: The nefarious cousin to the traditional Serpent Guard, these misguided Jaffa served the family of Ra, including Ra himself and his son Heru'ur.

General George Hammond: At last joining his team in action figure form, the late three-star Lieutenant General is depicted in his US Air Force uniform.

Ba'al: Based on the Season 10 episode "The Quest," the scheming and conniving Ba'al is a former System Lord and the last of the Goa'uld.

As with past releases, each figure in this assortment will be accompanied by pieces of a key Stargate accessory - this time in the form of Stargate Command's armored and weaponized reconnaisance drone, the U.A.V. As a special bonus, a limited case topper figure will also be available from your local comic store in the form of Black Ops Cameron Mitchell.

Stay tune for more Toy Fair news and updates as this year's American International Toy Fair begins in earnest this Sunday, February 15th!

Dollhouse - National Public Radio: Joss Whedon Audio Interview

At National Public Radio:

Joss Whedon: Slayers, Dolls And Singing Villains

by David Bianculli

Fresh Air from WHYY, February 12, 2009 · Joss Whedon's new television show, Dollhouse, follows a group of young women and men who have volunteered to have their personalities and memories erased. Each week, the "dolls" are hired out to fulfill covert missions for rich clients.

Whedon is no stranger to fantasy-based television; he made his reputation with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel, and also created the futuristic fantasy show Firefly, which spawned the film Serenity. Whedon wrote, directed and produced Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, an online music-comedy about an aspiring super-villain.

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Battlestar Galactica - Videos: The Circuit - SPACE's favourite moments with BSG

At Canada's Space Channel's current events show, The Circuit:

The Circuit : January 2009 : SPACE's favourite moments with BSG

We have spent a lot of time with the great cast and crew of Battlestar Galactica and we would like to share with you some of our favourite moments.


Clip includes Edward James Olmos, Grace Park, Katee Sackhoff, Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer, Aaron Douglas, James Callis, Alessandro Juliani, Nicki Clyne, Michael Trucco, Jamie Bamber and Kandyse McClure. Also includes a brief behind-the-scenes look at Aaron Douglas and Nicki Clyne rehearsing their space walk.


The Circuit : January 2009 : Battlestar Galactica Cast Reflects on the Show

The cast and crew of BSG reflect on the tremendous impact that this show has had on their careers and personal lives.


The Circuit : January 2009 : Battlestar Galactica and the Spaceys

Did you know that SPACE bestowed the first-EVER award on BSG? Cuz it's true. Stick around while Helo gives a tour of the BSG set.


The Circuit : January 2009 : Where Are They Now?

What roles are BSG cast taking now that the series has wrapped? Katee Sackoff, for one, says she is done with Sci-Fi while Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) is working with genre king Joss Whedon.

Battlestar Galactica - Space Podcast: TWO Audio Interviews

From Canada's Space Channel's Space Podcast:

February 6, 2009 -

Grace Park, Neil Gaiman, and Camilla Belle, discuss Battlestar Galactica, Coraline, and Push, respectively. The vault features a conversation between Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons and screenwriter David Hayter.

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January 30, 2009 -

This week we focus on the BSG Auction, with special guests Michael Trucco, Richard Hatch, Alec Peters, and Ken Hawryliw. Writer Jane Espenson discusses her feelings about the final season of BSG, and Neil Gaiman discusses Coraline.

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Jared Padalecki - SciFi Talk: Friday the 13th Audio Cast Interview

At SciFi Talk:

Danielle Panabaker, Travis Van Winkle, Amanda Righetti and Jared Padalecki

Friday The 13th

A look at Jason's reboot with interview comments from Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Aaron Yoo, Derek Mears, Julianna Guill, Willa Ford, Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller and Marcus Nispel. Music is by Technica Projections. Special thanks to Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema and EPK.TV for supplying interviews.

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Wonder Con - Feb 27 - Mar 1 - San Francisco, CA

At San Francisco, CA's Wonder Con 2009:

February 27 - March 1

Moscone Center South
747 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA

WonderCon 2009's Autograph Area presents its largest group of celebrities ever! As of press time, the following individuals were scheduled to appear at the show (including):

Tony Todd (Stargate SG-1's Lord Haikon) - Saturday Only

Carrie Fisher (Star Wars - Sat/Sun only)
Mark Hamill (Star Wars)
Gary Graham (Star Trek: Enterprise, Alien Nation)
Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century)
Michelle Scarabelli (Alien Nation)
Claudia Christian (Babylon 5)
Gigi Edgley (Farscape)
David Franklin (Farscape)
Jasika Nicole (Fringe)
Virginia Hey (Farscape)
Adam West (Batman - Sat/Sun Only)

Robert Patrick (SGA's Rising) - From Saturday Programming:

1:30-2:00 Alien Trespass — Directed by legendary X-Files veteran R. W. Goodwin, this recently discovered sci-fi film, circa 1957, is finally being released. If you love such vintage sci-fi epics as It Came From Outer Space and This Island Earth, you’ll want to learn more about this unseen tale of an interstellar lawman whose deadly prisoner, the grotesque Goata, escapes when their flying saucer crashes near a small desert town in 1950s California. Appearing in person: R. W. Goodwin, Robert Patrick (T-2, The Unit), Eric McCormack (Free Enterprise, Will & Grace, Trust Me), Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, The Spirit), and Jenni Baird (The 4400). Esplanade

Other new movies being highlighted at the con include:

Friday -

6:00-8:15 Wonder Woman DVD Premiere + Exclusive Green Lantern Sneak Peek - Virginia Madsen will appear on stage

Saturday -

11:30-12:30 Warner Bros.: Watchmen - Join Zack Snyder and members of the film's cast LIVE on the WonderCon big stage for this exclusive panel presentation!

2:00-2:45 Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment: Star Trek - Be among the first to see exclusive sneak peak footage from this exciting adventure before its May 8 release. Plus a special guest you won't want to miss, appearing live on the WonderCon stage.

4:30-5:30 Warner Bros: Terminator Salvation - In theaters on May 22, here's a special WonderCon panel with director McG and cast members LIVE on the big stage!

Sunday -

1:15-2:00 Chuck Special Presentation and Q&A - Co-creator/executive producer Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl) and co-creator/executive producer Chris Fedak will be on hand to talk to fans about the second season of the popular action-comedy, which features all-new guest stars.

2:00-2:45 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Q&A - Join executive producer Josh Friedman (War of the Worlds [2005]) as he previews the rest of this exciting season and answers questions from fans.

2:45-4:00 Harper's Island - This panel features an exclusive premiere showing of the pilot episode and Q&A with executive producer Jeffrey Bell (Angel, The X-Files), co-executive producers Dan Shotz and Karim Zreik (Jericho), and actors Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), Christopher Gorham (Jake 2.0, Ugly Betty), and Elaine Cassidy (The Others).

4:00-5:00 Buffy the Musical - For more details on the screening visit, then show up for music, singing, and dancing crazy!

Dollhouse - SciFi Talk: Joss Whedon Audio Interview

At SciFi Talk:

Joss Whedon - Dollhouse

The creator of Dollhouse and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer addresses the media at New York Comic Con about his new series. He also looks back on Buffy, the state of television today and even Dr. Horrible. Special thanks to Fox Television and New York Comic Con. Music is by Lakia Cres.

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Battlestar Galactica - Zap2It: Kate Vernon Interview

At Zap2It:

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Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh)

'Battlestar Galactica's' Final Cylon Is Back This Friday... & She's Talking.

Korbi Ghosh on February 12

When it was revealed last month that Ellen Tigh was Battlestar Galactica's final Cylon, the fan reaction was decidedly mixed. Understandably so. The character had been dead since season three and some viewers felt the last Cylon should be a more prominent player. However, now that we know Ellen is the one, it puts a few of her past actions into perspective, and yet raises several questions at the same time. KTV reporter Marisa Roffman chatted with Kate Vernon -- who comes back to the show tomorrow night -- to get her take on her character's big reveal, how long she's known about it, how long Ellen's known and why, at one point, she thought she'd burned her bridge with Battlestar...

A brief excerpt:

Fans first suspected Ellen might be a Cylon when Tigh started seeing visions of her while interrogating Six. Was that foreshadowing or was he just feeling guilty about his role in Ellen’s death?
I think it’s both. Saul and Ellen have an ancient relationship now. Now that everyone knows who we are, it’s clear that these two people have been connected and involved and married for thousands of years. And they’re very much a part of each other. So for him to mix with another female that is blonde and blue eyed and tall, it was like an overlay of his tremendous guilt for poisoning the woman that he truly loves and who he truly wants. I think it was part of his grieving process. When someone you love dies, you try and let them go and move on with your life, but you can’t help but have this weird holographic memory of your past lover.

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: Shirley Manson Interview

From TV Guide Online:

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

CHRONICLES' Shirley Manson wants to be bad!

Matt Mitovich interviews Sarah Connor Chronicles' Shirley Manson about her killer outfits and whether her character is really good or bad.

Length : 02:51

Burn Notice - Video: 'Bad Breaks'

Courtesy of USA and HULU, Burn Notice's 'Bad Breaks,' starring Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Jeffrey Donovan and Sharon Gless. Guest stars include Alex Carter, Andrew Sensenig, Mark Sheppard and Mandy June Turpin.

Jason Bly, a federal agent who has a knack for giving Michael trouble, returns to Miami to force Michael to hand over some blackmail materials.

Heroes - Total SciFi: Jack Coleman Interview

At Total SciFi:

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Jack Coleman: The Company Man

Posted on Wednesday 11 February 2009

Noah Bennet, otherwise known as HRG (‘horn rimmed glasses’), is definitely one of Heroes’ most fascinating characters. A lot of that is down to Jack Coleman’s terrific performance, with the actor subtly managing to subvert his wholesome looks and calm demeanor to give the character an extra cold-blooded menace. “I think there’s been an evolution in his soul,” he tells Abbie Bernstein.

A brief excerpt:

HRG has displayed some caution in dealing with certain characters before. At this point, are there still people he’d rather not mess with, or is he just taking on everyone?
When he was messing with Nathan Petrelli, that was strictly under Company orders. [Season Three had] an episode where we go back in time a little bit. You see HRG as the Company Man, a guy who was a true believer and determined to do his job and do it right. You see him reading the riot act to Elle about how you’re supposed to behave as an agent and all this kind of stuff, and it’s not until a little further down the pike that you see how, once he realised that they were going to take Claire, and Claire was now going to be a guinea pig for the Company, that’s when everything turned.

So, yes, there are definitely people that HRG would prefer not to screw with, but there’s nobody that he won’t screw with, I think, if he feels that he needs to protect either himself or his family.

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