Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stargate SG-1 - Merchandise - Business Wire: Coveroo - Cell Phone Covers

At Business Wire:

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Coveroo Introduces Latest in Device Personalization at DEMO 09

Company Taps $40 Billion Cell Phone Accessories Market, Offering Exciting New Custom Design Options and Support for Over 75 Phone Models

Station #33

PALM DESERT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--At DEMO 09 today, Coveroo continued to fulfull its vision to create a world where personal electronics are truly personal by unveiling unique additions to its line of custom replacement cell phone covers. Coveroo now supports color, stainless steel, gold and glow-in-the-dark personalization, as well as new artwork categories from more of your favorite brands including Garfield, Family Guy, Dexter, The Tudors, Resident Evil 5, and Todd Harris Goldman. Coveroo will be presenting on-stage at 2:10pm today and can be found at Station #33 in the DEMO 09 Pavilion. To view the real-time Internet broadcast, to go www.demo.com/live. For more information regarding Coveroo’s broad array of offerings or to place an order, please go to http://www.coveroo.com.

A Coveroo replaces the original back cover on your mobile device with a custom version that features lasered artwork from your favorite band, TV show, movie, artist, or even your own creation. Getting a Coveroo is simple and quick – prices start at only $9.95. Go to www.coveroo.com, choose a phone model, and select your desired design; or pick from a variety of fonts to have your name or initials etched. The folks at Coveroo will hand craft a new back cover for your phone and send it to you. Once received, you just slip off the old boring back cover and replace it with your new fashion-forward Coveroo.

... In addition to the brands announced today as being commercially available for the first time, Coveroo also has artwork available for fans of 24, Barbie, Beverly Hills 90210, CSI, Domo, Easy Rider, Hot Wheels, Jeff Dunham, Juno, Marilyn Monroe, Married With Children, U.S. Military branches, Obama, SpongeBob, Star Trek, Stargate, Street Fighter IV, Superbad, The Godfather, The L Word, The Simpsons, and UCLA.

Available immediately from the Coveroo website are designs for the Blackberry Bold, Curve, Pearl, Storm, and 8830 World Edition; the Motorola SLVR L7 & L6, RAZR, V180, V220, U6, and Rapture; the Samsung U410, U340, A737, Omni, SCH-A777 and Alias; the LG CU515, CU920, Decoy, Shine, Dare, Incite, and Invision; the HTC Dash and Touch; the AT&T Quickfire; the Nokia 6550; and the Pantech C630. Apple iPods with a Coveroo are also available for resale on the Coveroo site.

Coveroo is adding new phone models and design choices all the time.

San Francisco-based Coveroo was founded in October 2008 by seasoned industry veterans including Karl Jacob, Ben Katz and Mark Halstead. It is funded by Bay Partners, Norwest and Microsoft.



Available are:

Eye of Ra
Eurondan Fighter
White Rock Research Station
SG Official Logo
Mayan Bulldog
Apophis Emblem
DHD Glyphs
Russian Minisub
Mayan Logo
Death Glider
Fighter Icon
Stargate Official Symbol

The Dresden Files - 'Turn Coat' Sample Chapter Four

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 Four 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.

Heroes - Video: 'Exposed'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Exposed,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include Amrapali Ambegaokar, Justin Baldoni, Dan Byrd, Jeff Campbell, Dana Davis, Noah Gray-Cabey, Zeljko Ivanek, Moira Kelly and David H. Lawrence.

Claire finds an unexpected ally in Sandra, while Matt and Peter infiltrate Building 26 in search of Daphne.

Stargate - GateWorld Podcast # 32 - Rachel Luttrell Interview Preview

At GateWorld:

GateWorld Podcast: SG-1 Season One

Tuesday - March 3, 2009

by Darren Sumner

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

Good morning, campers! Our guide to Stargate history continues this week as Darren and David discuss the very first season of Stargate SG-1! Which episodes still stand out as some of the series’ best? Which deserve to be called clunkers? We’ll discover just how important the first season was, both in creating the show’s universe and in establishing the identities of Jack, Daniel, Teal’c, and Sam.

We’ll also run down the latest news from the Stargate: Universe, including all of last week’s BIG SGU casting news! And we’ll find out what listeners have to say about Season One in the mailbag segment. PLUS: Preview interview with Rachel Luttrell.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Video: Featurette

Courtesy of SciFi Wire and HULU:

SCI FI Wire - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Web Exclusive|02:29|

Watch this featurette from the upcoming movie "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince". In theaters July 17, 2009.

Battlestar Galactica - SFX Magazine: James Callis Interview

At SFX Magazine:

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Tuesday March 03, 2009

James Callis interviewed

Scientist, traitor, politician, prophet… there's more to Gaius Baltar than a drunken, self-interested flirt, as we found out when we chatted to actor James Callis at Starfury's Battlestar Galactica convention. Born in London in 1971, Callis is also known from his role in Bridget Jones's Diary. There's a big interview with him in the next SFX special, on sale tomorrow, but here are some snippets that didn't make the newsstand edition:

SFX: When you were preparing to play Baltar, did you go back and re-watch the 1970s original?
Callis: "I didn't need to go back to view the 1970s Battlestar again because I just remembered the original Baltar so well. I wasn't very comfortable about being this person - very determined not to be the same! John Colicos was phenomenal, actually, and I don't know how many times I saw it at an age of around seven or eight. I owe John Colicos in the original Battlestar a big debt. As soon as the word 'Baltar' was mentioned, I knew exactly who that was. There's this idea about meta-culture: why is Baltar instantly such a big deal in our series? Well, he's a big deal in our series because he has this inherited name from another show back in the '70s, where we know this man as a megalomaniac beast. He was really evil. Do we think, 'He's gonna be like this guy because that's his name'? He's an archetype. He fulfils this function. But essentially that hasn't happened in our show."

Battlestar Galactica Special

Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus the Beefcake'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck Versus the Beefcake,' starring Zachary Levi,
Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Adam Baldwin, Ryan McPartlin and Sarah Lancaster. Guest stars include Mark Christopher Lawrence, Julia Ling, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Bonita Friedericy and Artie O'Daly.

When Chuck breaks up with Sarah, a sexy MI6 agent moves in for seduction.

Watchmen - Starburst Magazine: David GIbbons/Zack Snyder Interviews

At Visimag (please follow both links for the complete interviews):


SUBJECT: Watchmen

David Gibbons

Best known for his award-winning comic series-turned-graphic novel, Watchmen, which he illustrated and co-created with writer Alan Moore, David Gibbons spoke with Starburst about turning their popular cult classic into a new motion picture.

The story is set in an alternate 1985 America, and follows the masked vigilante Rorschach who, when one of his former colleagues is murder, attempts to gather his crime-fighting legion together again to solve the mystery.

A brief excerpt:

Did you feel it was as incredibly faithful as I did?:
I did. In a way I’m the worst person in the world to ask, because when I was drawing the comic book I would sit in my room and close my eyes and see a little movie and then draw that, so to sit there and watch the movie was a bit like seeing that again for real. It would kind of morph along and then it would crystallize into a picture that I would draw, and then move on to another picture I’d draw. But certainly a lot of my favorite scenes are there, more or less intact. A lot of Alan’s wonderful dialogue is more or less intact; many of the compositions that I did are there. I thought it packed an incredible emotional weight as well. So I think on every level the amount of detail, the moral ambiguity of it, I can’t imagine being happier.


SUBJECT: Watchmen

Zack Snyder

The acclaimed director of 2007’s mega-successful blockbuster 300, was a natural choice to helm the popular graphic novel Watchmen, bringing it to the cinema screen in his own unique way. Watchmen is the only graphic novel to win the prestigious Hugo Award or to appear on Time magazine’s 2005 list of ‘the 100 best English language novels from 1923 to the present.’ Set in an alternate America in the 1980’s the story spotlights a group of former superheroes who must find a killer, before he finds and murders all of them. Starburst spoke with Zack about his new mega-blockbuster.

A brief excerpt:

Are you surprised when the public enjoy a movie that’s complicated and violent?:
I love it when mass culture doesn’t do what they’re supposed to do. It means they’re not going to go quietly to the boardroom movie, and I think that that’s scary too in some ways. The cool thing that the studio has done, which I think is interesting, is they’ve acknowledged that there is a place for an unusual movie, a movie that doesn’t tick all the boxes, because there is such a thing as people getting worn out by that same old thing. They don’t want to go again to another Fantastic Four movie; their brains won’t let them go. A giant superhero movie that’s unconventional and bizarre, it’s a formula that sucks for them, because it’s not repeatable. And like I say, Warner Brothers has been amazingly supportive. I made them a difficult movie, and they’ve been nice about it.

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: 'The Softer Side'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, House's 'The Softer Side,' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Julia Campbell, Dominic Scott Kay, David Pearl, Nick Puga and Ben Reed.

The team encounters a teenage boy who collapsed from severe pelvic pain after playing basketball.

Big Bang Theory - Video: Clip from 'The Cushion Saturation'

From TV.com:

A clip from the Big Bang Theory March 2 '09 episode, where Sheldon refers to a Stargate SG-1 episode.

Sheldon and his friends are playing a game of paintball war. They're in a shed, and Sheldon turns to his friends and says...

"What we need now is a tactical retreat. Did you see the episode on Stargate where they found themselves on a planet with a culture based loosely on Earth Athens and Sparta? (Blank stares from teammates.) Not important..."

[Brief Candle?]

Stargate: The Ark of Truth - MGM Stargate: World Television Premiere - March 27 '09

At MGM Stargate:

WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE - March 27 '09 at 9pm only on SciFi

Don't miss Stargate Continuum April 3rd 9pm only on SciFi

Supernatural / Fringe / Dollhouse - SciFi Magazine April '09 Issue

At SciFi.com:


Volume 15 Issue 2

Table of Contents

Can Zach Snyder's film possibly live up to the hype, or will it only disappoint? As one of 2009's most anticipated movies races to the screen, visit the set for clues as to how the superhero epic will fare at the box office.

Chow Yun-Fat teaches Justin Chatwick how to save the woRld as Dragonball: Evolution leaps from hit anime and manga franchise to live-action film.

Space invaders are repelled by Earth's most misunderstood animated creatures.

Dwayne Johnson wrestles with a remake of a Disney classic.

Nicolas Cage excavates a time capsule that predicts every major disaster of the past 50 years--and provides clues to future catastrophes.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Joss Whedon returns to television to put Eliza Dushku through thrilling mind games.

The God of Love walks among us to unite 100 couples in Cupid, from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas.

The Old Testament tale of David slaying Goliath gets a sci-fi spin as the TV series Kings premieres.

A new season brings new challenges to haunted brothers Sam and Dean Winchester thanks to starry messenger Misha Collins.

The Unborn
Director David Goyer pushes his creepy, creative boundaries by turning a dead twin against the living.

Meet John Noble, the man behind the mad scientist who has turned into TV's latest breakout character.

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