Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Robert Picardo Video/Audio Interview

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GateWorld talks with Robert Picardo

Has it really been almost six years since Robert Picardo walked on to the scenes as NID Agent Richard Woolsey? A familiar face in the science fiction world, Picardo's character introduced a friction between Stargate Command and Washington initially, but eventually would grow to become a great advocate for the Stargate programs.

GateWorld talks with Picardo about his fifth season stint as commander of Atlantis base and whether or not this made sense for the character. He also introduces his family of pets. We talk about the legacy of both Stargate and Star Trek, and his current projects both on screen and with the Planetary Society.

GateWorld's interview with Bob runs almost 49 minutes, and is available in video, audio, and transcript form! The video version below requires QuickTime, but it is is also available in Flash format at GateWorld Play.

For the audio version you can listen online at your leisure, or download it to your MP3 player.

A brief excerpt:

GW: Do you think it was good that Atlantis ended its series run and is now doing DVD movies or do you think it's too early to speculate on that?
RP: It's too early to say. I am confident they will make the first movie. They've made the announcement. They haven't picked a time yet. None of the actors have been contacted yet, but I believe that they intend to do it. And I believe even the SCI FI Channel has made some sort of ...

GW: I think they're going to run it.
RP: I do believe it will happen. I hope it's a great success. It would be wonderful if, once or twice a year, you could be a Stargate fan watching Stargate Universe and get your weekly fix of new Stargate, but you could still keep abreast of the other Stargate branches with yearly installments.

The SG-1 movies have been wildly successful, way beyond the studio expectations. I hope that that bodes well for Atlantis.

Stargate: Universe - The Hollywood Reporter: Lou Diamond Phillips in 'Stargate Universe'

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Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips in 'Stargate Universe'

Ming-Na also among Sci Fi series' new cast members

By Nellie Andreeva

Feb 24, 2009, 08:12 PM ET

Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman round out the cast of Sci Fi Channel's new original series "SGU: Stargate Universe."

... Phillips, repped by Global Artists and manager JB Roberts, will play Col. Telford, a lifelong military man and the chosen leader of the ill-fated expedition.

... Huffman ("Smallville") will play MSgt. Tamara Johansen, a field medic assigned to treat the seriously wounded. She is repped by the Paul Kohner Agency and New Wave.

Alaina Huffman

Stargate: Universe - Entertainment Weekly: 'Stargate' exclusive: 'ER,' 'Smallville' alums join cast

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'Stargate' exclusive: 'ER,' 'Smallville' alums join cast

Feb 24, 2009, 07:59 PM | by Michael Ausiello

Sci Fi Channel's newest Stargate incarnation has added two more crew members.

ER vet Ming-Na and Smallville grad Elyse Levesque have come aboard Stargate Universe, sources confirm to me exclusively. The pair join previously announced recruits Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith.

Sci Fi's third SG series, which is scheduled to bow in October, follows a diverse group of soldiers, scientists, and civilians who are stranded on an ancient ship in the far reaches of space.

Ming-Na will play Camille Wray, an HR bigwig and the highest-ranking survivor. Levesque, meanwhile, stars as Chloe Armstrong, the wild and immature daughter of a U.S. Senator ...

Elyse Levesque

Stargate: Universe - GateWorld: Podcast: # 31 The Ideal Universe

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GateWorld Podcast: The Ideal Universe

Tuesday, February 24 (FEATURES)

Darren and David talk about what we hope the third Stargate series is like.

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

As we count down to this fall’s big premiere of Stargate Universe, Darren and David stop to consider just what we want this new show to be. What will make the show a hit — with fans and non-fans alike — and move the franchise forward? Is arc-based storytelling really better than episodic? And what does it mean to “take risks?”

We’ll also give you a quick recap of the latest Stargate news, and hear what listeners have to say in the mailbag segment.

WARNING: This episode does have some spoilers for Season Three of LOST and Season Three of Battlestar Galactica. If you haven’t been watching these shows in recent years and plan to, beware that we will talk about their major plot shifts.

Supernatural - SciFi Wire: Renewed for Season Five!

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Smallville, Supernatural get early renewals from The CW

By Patrick Lee
6:11 PM ON 02/24/09

The CW announced today the early pickups of Smallville and Supernatural for new seasons. The pickups were announced as part of the network's renewal of six series in total for the fall.

Smallville will begin its ninth season in the fall. Supernatural, which posted ratings growth this season, will enter its fifth season next fall.

Both show anchor the network's Thursday nights; it's expected they will remain there.

Torchwood - SciFi Wire: Video: Children of Earth

Courtesy of SciFi and HULU:

SCI FI Wire - Torchwood: Children of Earth

Web Exclusive|03:54|

SCI FI Wire talks to actress Eve Myles and director Euros Lyn about "Torchwood: Children of Earth" at Comic-Con New York 2009.

Leverage - SheKnows: Christian Kane Interview

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Leveraging a hit with Christian Kane

Leverage's southern heat

by Cynthia Boris

Leverage says goodbye tonight. As incredible as it may seem, tonight is the season finale of TNT's new heist show! I've been hooked from day one and in that I am not alone. Clever writing, fantastic chemistry and a wry sense of humor make this show appointment TV at our house. So I couldn't have been more thrilled when I heard that the show had been picked up for a second season.

The Leverage cast and crew will be back at work very soon, producing new episodes for a season premiere sometime in June. In the meantime, I snuck in a little time with Christian Kane who plays hired gun Eliott Spencer on the series. What was this country music crooner turned TV tough guy doing when I called? Hawking Maverix, his line of ladies lingerie, in Las Vegas, I kid you not.

A brief excerpt:

Leverage and lingerie?

SheKnows: So what was the incentive to start your own ladies lingerie line?
Christian Kane: I loved Victoria’s Secret for a long time; to me, and I gotta be honest with you, they’ve become Fredrick’s of Hollywood, its smut. I don’t like it anymore, I don’t like the colors, I don’t like the way that they’re designed. Everything’s pink now, neon pink, and it’s just not my color. What we’re trying to do is put some class and romance back in the bedroom and that’s what I fell in love with in lingerie. It’s weird for me to be such a tough guy on TV and just start talking about women’s clothing, but it’s because I love women and I hate the fact that these people have made you believe that you’ve got to get dressed up in something that shows everything. The fact is, I don’t want to see everything, man. The romance and the love of getting to where you’re going is what lingerie was created for and that’s what we kinda come back to -- a French couture type design. We’ve got some really good corsets and stuff like that. You know, it’s all about the romance and when you take it away ...

The Dresden Files - 'Turn Coat' Sample Chapter Three

From a Jim Butcher web site announcement:

Sample chapters of the new The Dresden Files novel, 'Turn Coat,' are uploaded every Tuesday. Chapter One was posted February 11th, and today Chapter Three is available.

Find them here.

"Turn Coat" arrives April 7th. Pre-order it in hardcover from Amazon.com, or in or audio format, or through the Jim-Butcher.com store.

Discuss the sample chapters with other fans on the Jim Butcher forum.

Stargate / Star Trek / Moonlight / Battlestar - SciFi Friday Line Up Feb 27 '09

From SciFi.com's schedulebot, the SciFi Channel's SciFi Friday line up for February 27 '09:


7:00P STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION THE DEFECTOR - Andreas Katsulas guest stars



10:00P BATTLESTAR GALACTICA SEASON 4.5 SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME - NEW episode - Leela Savasta guest stars





Battlestar Galactica - NEW Photos - 'Someone To Watch Over Me' Feb 24 '09

New publicity stills from Battlestar Galactica's 'Someone To Watch Over Me,' airing Friday, February 27 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US) at 10pm.

Dionne (Cherilynn Fulbright) and Chief Galen Tyrol (Aaron Douglas)

Boomer (Grace Park)


Galen and Boomer

Medium: Video: '...About Last Night'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Medium's '...About Last Night,' starring Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark and Jake Weber. Guest stars include Nestor Serrano, Marc Gomes, Cecila Suarez, Louis Carazo and Byron Quiros.

Allison tries to retrace six hours of her life after she wakes up injured in a strange place with no recollection of how she got there.

Battlestar Galactica - Season 4 Mini-Marathon Thur Feb 26 '09

From SciFi.com's schedulebot, a Battlestar Galactica season four mini-marathon has been scheduled for Thursday, February 26 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):




10:00P FAITH

Heroes - Video: 'Cold Wars'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Cold Wars,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include Ashley Crow, Brea Grant, Zeljko Ivanek, Jonny Siew and Julio Leal.

Mohinder, Peter and Matt kidnap H.R.G. so they can read his mind and figure out their next step.

Stargate SG-1 - Season 10 Mini-Marathon Fri Feb 27

From SciFi.com's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 season 10 mini-marathon scheduled for Friday, February 27 on the SciFi Channel (US):


09:00A THE SHROUD - Richard Dean Anderson guest stars!

10:00A BOUNTY - Mike Dopud guest stars.






Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus the Best Friend'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck Versus the Best Friend,' starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Adam Baldwin and Ryan McPartlin. Guest stars include Jack Yang, Julia Ling, Scott Krinsky, Bonita Friedericy, Jennifer Jalene, James Kiriyama-Lem, Andy Pessoa and Vik Sahay.

Chuck's friendship with Morgan is tested when he's put on a high-level assignment to befriend Anna's new boyfriend.

Stargate Universe - NEW Alien Nemesis! EXCLUSIVE Photo!

Breaking NEWS!

The new ALIEN NEMESIS from Stargate Universe!

More diabolical than the Goa'uld...

More terrifying than the Wraith...

More relentless than the Replicators...

Not for the faint of heart!


Dollhouse - Video: Jossverse - Wallhouse

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Dollhouse - Jossverse - Wallhouse

Web Exclusive|00:51|

Guy was probably just nervous.

Battlestar Galactica - SFX Magazine: Michelle Forbes Interview

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Michelle Forbes interviewed

Tuesday February 24, 2009

Smarten up and salute Cain, people, because we've been talking to Michelle Forbes at Starfury's Battlestar Galactica convention.

Born in Texas in January 1965, Forbes is perhaps best known from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Homicide: Life on the Street. After Battlestar, where she made a brief but important appearance as Admiral Cain, she's now in True Blood. The rest of this interview will be appearing in our amazing Battlestar Galactica-themed special issue, on sale Wednesday 4 March with posters and gifts! But we thought you might like this brief snippet as a little treat to get you in the mood:

A brief excerpt:

SFX: What sort of response do your characters get at conventions around the world?
Forbes: "Oh my God! Battlestar is shockingly popular in Germany. In Germany we had 4000 people at a convention. It's amazing how far people travel. People were travelling in from Italy - it blows my mind actually. It's such a universal thing, and Germans are big into science fiction. Turns out Germans and criminals on Death Row were my biggest fans from the Star Trek days. I guess they were running it a lot in Germany. But the Death Row thing… I don't want to get a complex! I used to get a lot of prison letters but that's sort of calmed down. I think it's because of some of the characters I've played I've always had a bit of an interesting fan base."

Don't forget to watch Battlestar Galactica on Sky1 tonight, UK viewers! There's a little interview with fellow actor Nicki Clyne online already here and one with Jen Halley here. True Blood will be coming to the UK later this year, broadcast first on the FX channel and then on Channel 4.

Medium - Video: Particia Arquette Interview

Courtesy of the Paley Center for Media and HULU:

Medium - Patricia Arquette at The Paley Center for Media


Patricia Arquette's Allison DuBois has visions and sees dead people in "Medium," Glenn Gordon Caron's eerie NBC murder/mystery series. Arquette discusses her directorial debut and Emmy-winning performance as DuBois, a real-life, self-proclaimed medium.