Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dead Like Me - Marathon - SciFi Channel Monday Feb 16 '09

The Dead Like Me made-for-dvd movie is released on February 17 '09, and to celebrate, the SciFi Channel (US) is airing a Dead Like Me marathon on Monday, February 16 '09:

08:00A PILOT - PART 1
09:00A PILOT - PART 2
1:00P REAPING HAVOC - Guest stars include Gary Jones (Stargate SG-1 / Stargate Atlantis)
4:00P A COOK
6:00P REST IN PEACE - Guest stars include Jewel Staite (Stargate Atlantis, Firefly)

Stargate SG-1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Feb 16 '09

From's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 6pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of February 16 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

2/17/2009 (SEASON 8) RECKONING - PART 1 - Guest stars include Tony Amendola (Bra'tac), Carmen Argenziano (Jacob Carter), Cliff Simon (Baal), Isaac Hayes (Tolok), Vince Crestejo (Yu the Great) and Kevan Ohtsji (Yu's First Prime)

2/18/2009 (SEASON 8) RECKONING - PART 2 - Guest stars include Carmen Argenziano (Jacob Carter), Tony Amendola (Bra'tac), Cliff Simon (Baal) and Eric Breker (Colonel Reynolds)

2/19/2009 (SEASON 8) MOEBIUS - PART 1 - Guest stars include Don S. Davis (General Hammond), David Hewlett (Rodney McKay), Colin Cunningham (Major Davis) and Robert Wisden (Major Samuels)

2/20/2009 (SEASON 8) MOEBIUS - PART 2 - Guest stars include David Hewlett (Dr. McKay), Don S. Davis (General Hammond), Peter Williams (Apophis), Alessandro Juliani (Katep) and Jay Acovone (Kawalsky)

Michael Shanks - Burn Notice - 'Truth and Reconciliation'

Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1) reprises his role as Victor on USA's Burn Notice, beginning this Thursday, February 19 at 10pm with 'Truth and Reconciliation.' This is the first of a three episode story arc for Victor on Burn Notice.

Michael takes on a sympathy case for a Haitian man whose daughter was murdered by a corrupt government official who he believes is hiding in Miami. Michael sets out to prove the fugitive's true identity in order to return him to Haiti. Meanwhile, Michael gets closer to tracking down the person who tried to kill him. Catch the premiere of "Truth and Reconciliation" Thursday, February 19th at 10/9C on USA Network.

Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan) and Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar)

Sam Axe (Bruce Campbell)



From the March 5 episode of Burn Notice, 'Lesser Evil,' (please click on photo for larger size):

Victor (Michael Shanks)

Victor and Michael

Stargate - Adventures in SciFi Publishing: Joseph Mallozzi Audio Interview

At Adventures in SciFi Publishing:

Joseph Mallozzi

AISFP 74 - Joseph Mallozzi and Lou Anders

By Shaun Farrell • February 14, 2009

Joseph Mallozzi, Consulting Producer of Stargate Universe, and Lou Anders, Editorial Director of Pyr, join us to analyze how literary and media science fiction influence each other. Topics discussed include adaptations, the sophistication of new TV shows, fantasy literature, a Pyr title making cameos on Stargate Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica, Joe’s book club, and much more.

Editorial: After the interview, I continue my examination of the demise of Realms of Fantasy by discussing Sovereign Media’s claim that the magazine was profitable. See the article at SFscope. I’m not buying the explanation given in this brief article, and if they are being completely honest, I’m somewhat baffled.

Feedback: Erik writes to congratulate me on my Honorable Mention placement in the Writers of the Future. He’s also looking for places to get his short stories critiqued. Marcy writes with some suggestions with what booksellers can do sell more magazines.

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Battlestar Galactica - Video: Cylon Intrigue

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - Cylon Intrigue

Web Exclusive|04:01|

Ron Moore, Jane Espinson, and the actors who portray Cylons talk about what makes Cylon culture so frakking interesting.

Actors interviewed include Grace Park, Dean Stockwell, Callum Keith Rennie, Michael Hogan, Michael Trucco, Rick Worthy, Aaron Douglas, Tricia Helfer

Burn Notice - Video: 'Ask a Spy #3'

Courtesy of USA and HULU:

Burn Notice - Ask A Spy: Cheating Girlfriend?

Web Exclusive|01:01|

I think my girlfriend is cheating on me. Should I snoop on her?

Battlestar Galactica - Space Podcast: Alessandro Juliani Interview

At Canada's Space Channel's Space Podcast:

February 13, 2009 -

This week we have interviews with Clement Virgo, Lesley Livingston, Neil Gaiman, Ken Lashley, and Allessandro Julianni. Natasha Eloi joins host Mark Askwith for a chat. The vault features an interview with the author of Darwin’s Ghost, Steve Jones.

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Jared Padalecki - Media Blvd. Magazine: Friday the 13th - Interview

At Media Blvd. Magazine:

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Jared Padalecki Stars In the Remake of 'Friday the 13th'

Friday, 13 February 2009

By Christina Radish

In New Line Cinema’s chilling re-imagining of the classic horror film Friday the 13th, Clay Miller (Jared Padalecki) heads up to the eerie woods of legendary Crystal Lake, in search of his missing sister, Whitney (Amanda Righetti). Against the advice of police and cautions from the locals, Clay pursues what few leads he has, with the help of Jenna (Danielle Panabaker), a young woman he meets among a group of college kids, having an all-thrills weekend. But, they are all about to find much more than they bargained for, as they’ve entered the domain of one of the most terrifying killers in American film history -- Jason Voorhes (Derek Mears).

Currently filming the fourth season of The CW’s successful thriller Supernatural, in which he stars as Sam Winchester, the reluctant hero who joins his brother (Jensen Ackles) to save the world from unseen forces, Jared Padalecki decided to spend his last hiatus filming the creepy flick. The 26-year-old San Antonio, Texas native spoke to MediaBlvd Magazine about going head-to-head with such an iconic horror figure.

A brief excerpt:

MediaBlvd Magazine> The original film series wasn’t big on character and acting. Did you have any doubts about doing this, before you got the script? Were you surprised that there was so much to do in this one?
Jared Padalecki> Before I got the script, honestly, my thought was, “Man, I really like Friday the 13th.” And, I’d seen the Texas Chainsaw Massacre that they had done and loved it. We actually watched it before we started shooting House of Wax, and Joel Silver said, “This is what we’re doing. We’re trying to remake a classic, and make it new, fun, modern, sexy and scary.” We watched it and all of us were like, “That was a really good movie! That was a really well shot, really scary, really real movie, and the characters were fun.” You felt for them and you could identify with them. They actually had hearts, which is nice because I love cheesy horror for the sake of horror, death for the sake of death. As an actor, it’s fun to go, “Hey, kill me. Fine. That’s cool. Make it fun, but give me something to do. Give me something to make it real for myself, so I’m not just running around going, ‘Oh, when is it my turn to die?’” So, it was exciting to read the script, and then to sit down with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form and hear, “We’re going to try and plug into the reality and make it real.” It’s so funny because you’re filming a movie about a guy who’s immortal, and he’s going to go kill everybody in the woods, but we’d sit down and be like, “This doesn’t feel real.” Sometimes we’d pause for 30 minutes, and we’d sit down and fix it, so that it seemed more real. That was nice to be a part of.

Jared Padalecki - SciFi Wire: Video: Friday the 13th Cast Interviews

At SciFi Wire:

Exclusive video! We slash through the cast of Friday the 13th

SCI FI Wire interviewed the cast and creators of Friday the 13th, the new reboot of the perennial slasher franchise.

Friday the 13th, which stars Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker and Amanda Righetti.

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'The Good Wound'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'The Good Wound,' starring
Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Garret Dillahunt, Shirley Manson, Richard T. Jones and Leven Rambin. Guest stars include Patrick Faucette, Jonathan Jackson, Laura Regan and Connor Trinneer.

An injured Sarah is guided by the image of John's father, while Weaver's move to protect John Henry results in deadly consequences.

Dollhouse - Video: Premiere Episode 'Ghost'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Dollhouse's premiere episode, 'Ghost,' starring Eliza Dushku, Tahmoh Penikett, Olivia Williams, Fran Kranz, Harry Lennix, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman, Amy Acker and Reed Diamond. Guest stars include Vincent Laresca, Tim Kelleher, Kurt Caceres, Brett Claywell, Haley Pullos, Oscar Torres and David Doty.

Eliza Dushku stars as a member of an illegal group who have had their personalities wiped clean so they can be imprinted with new personas.

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Wire: Exclusive! Battlestar Galactica's Kate Vernon reveals massive secrets!

At SciFi Wire:

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Kate Vernon

Exclusive! Battlestar Galactica's Kate Vernon reveals massive secrets!

By Ian Spelling
ON 02/13/09

Battlestar Galactica cast member Kate Vernon (Ellen Tigh) talked with SCI FI Wire exclusively about the show and what role she may play in the series' final episodes in advance of [Friday's] installment, "No Exit." Click on the jump to read the full interview, but beware: There are big, massive spoilers ahead!

Vernon said that Ellen Tigh comes to "a place of peace and understanding" in her final moments. But she wouldn't reveal when or how Ellen—recently acknowledged to be the fifth and final Cylon—reaches those final moments.

A brief excerpt:

What did you hear from the fans after the revelation that Ellen was the fifth Cylon?
Vernon: Oh, it's mixed. The reaction was a big reaction, but a very, very mixed reaction. And that's exactly what I was expecting. Some people were sure I was the Cylon. Some people can't believe I'm the fifth Cylon. All I can say is that's probably exactly how [executive producer] Ron Moore wanted the audience to react. Ron and [executive producer] David Eick have their reasons for bringing me back and for creating this absolute that I'm the fifth Cylon, and it has to do with the relationship Ellen has with Saul [Michael Hogan]. It's one of the oldest relationships in the universe. It's the oldest marriage going. And the revelation brings a lot of meaning to the relationship and the dynamic. So much is going to be revealed in the [upcoming] episodes that I think people are going to be fulfilled. You can't satisfy everybody. There will be fans angry forever about this, but c'est la vie. That's good writing. That's good TV.