Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Katee Sackhoff Interview

At Canada's CBC The Hour:

From March 13, 2008.

Katee Sackhoff got her start on the small screen. She got a role in a TV movie with Kirsten Dunst, and caught the acting bug. From there, she had some guest spots on E.R., had a role opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in 'Halloween: Resurrection,' and recently, she's kicked some ass as the villain 'Sarah' on the 'Bionic Woman.' But if you're into science fiction, you know Katee as Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace - a fighter pilot on 'Battlestar Galactica.' A show with a serious cult following. So what's 'Battlestar Gallactica' about? Well, it's about a space crew, looking for Earth after surviving a nuclear attack on a far away colony. But it also reflects our post 9/11 world. It deals with terrorism, religious extremism, torture, and the sacrifice of freedoms in the name of security. Hmm, sounds familiar ...

Flashpoint - Video: Hugh Dillon Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Flashpoint: Hugh Dillon


FLASHPOINT star Hugh Dillon stops by Hollywood 411 to talk about the season's sleeper hit from Canada, researching an elite cop unit and his other life as a punk rocker.

Flashpoint airs Fridays on CBS, please check your local listing for the broadcast time.

Battlestar Galactica - Media Blvd. Magazine: Alessandro Juliani Interview

At Media Blvd. Magazine:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Alessandro Juliani on the complexities of Gaeta

Saturday, 28 February 2009

By Kenn Gold

Alessandro Juliani
starred as Lt. Felix Gaeta in Battlestar Galactica from the start of the mini-series through the show’s four seasons. He was also the central character in the recent Galactica web series The Face of the Enemy. Gaeta earned the trust and respect of the Galactica officers, especially Admiral Adama, throughout the series. But on a recent run of episodes, Gaeta found himself the leader of a mutiny against the command crew, and would give the order to execute the admiral. In the end, however, it was Gaeta who met his demise at the receiving end of a military firing squad.

Juliani, who has a Bachelor of Music in Vocal/Opera Performance, got the chance to explore his vocal skills on the series in a recent episode after his character lost a leg. He recently spoke to MediaBlvd Magazine about how Gaeta ended up at the head of the mutiny, and about the depths of his character that were revealed in the web series, literally the last film to roll on the Galactica series.

A brief excerpt:

MediaBlvd> In an interview a few weeks ago, when the series first came back from hiatus, Ron Moore said something interesting. It was an interview also with Kate Vernon talking about Ellen Tigh being the last Cylon, and he mentioned that both you and Kandyse, or rather Gaeta and Dualla, were considered for the final Cylon. Was that something that you were aware of on the set, or did everyone know that?
Alessandro> No, I wasn’t aware of that at the time. I guess he didn’t get my check. Or I didn’t write it for enough. No, that’s interesting. I’m not totally surprised. There were a lot of rumors going around and a lot of speculation among fans that I was a Cylon for a long time, and that may have been why it ended up that I wasn’t chosen. I may have been too obvious a choice. There was a funny moment, a few episodes before the mutiny when I lost my leg, and I had the now infamous “stump serenade”. There’s a bead at the end of the episode where Felix looks directly at the camera and sings the last line. At that moment, I have to admit, that I got a little excited and thought that maybe I was the final Cylon. It just seemed so kind of out of left field and out of whack to have someone do that. I, of course, fell for that red herring, like I’m sure a lot of audience members did as well. But ultimately, the choice of Ellen was bang on. I think it had far more a ripple effect through the fleet with the final five, for her to be the one. It made a lot more sense. But I was happy to go out with a bang in another way!

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Best Kiss: Roslin & Adama

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - Battlestar Best Kiss: Roslin & Adama

Web Exclusive|00:53|

Adama is very happy to see Roslin, much to Apollo and Starbuck's chagrin.

Nathan Fillion / Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Guest on The View - Fri Mar 6 '09

On The View, Friday, March 6th '09 (on ABC, please check your local listings for the air time), Nathan Fillion (Castle) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen) guest star.

Nathan Fillion

Nathan's new series, Castle, premieres on Monday, March 9 at 10pm on ABC.

Watchmen premieres on Friday, March 6, in theaters.

Transformers 2 - Video: Movie Trailer

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Transformers 2 Trailer Sneak Peak


The new TRANSFORMERS movie doesn't hit screens until June, but Hollywood 411 is making sure fans get their Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf fix early with an exclusive look at the trailer. Get a sneak peek of Transformers 2 here!

Stargate Atlantis - NBCUMV: Posts Record Digital Gains in February



Published: March 4, 2009

Battlestar Galactica Is Website's Most Popular Section

New York, NY – March 4, 2009 – SCIFI.COM, the world's biggest and most trafficked genre Website, had its best February ever in all key metrics with double and triple digit increases over February 2007 and February 2008, making this period one of the most successful to date. The site also had its best month ever in engagement with over 15 minutes per visit, which beat the prior record set just last month. SCIFI.COM earned 3.7 MM uniques, 6.0 MM visits, 33.1 MM page views and 6.0 MM video streams.

Battlestar Galatica, SCI FI's hit award-winning original series, continues to make its presence felt as the most popular section of the site with 5.9 million page views and 3.8 million video streams. Ghost Hunters International also had best month since July 2008 in page views with 254,000 and brought in 394,000 video streams since August 2008.

Other highlights include:

The newly launched SCIFIWIRE.COM, the daily entertainment news site, had its best February ever, up +30% in page views and +26% in video streams vs. February 2008.

Stargate Atlantis
has its best month ever in video streams. SCI FI Rewind earned 3.8 MM streams and 426,000 unique streamers, the best month ever in both metrics.

SCIFI.COM is the world's largest sci-fi entertainment Web site with more than 3.5 million unique visitors each month. Its award-winning original content ranges from a daily entertainment news service, SCI FI Wire, to full episodes of hit TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Ghost Hunters.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( <>) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 95 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

Watchmen - SciFi Wire: Video: Cast Interview

Courtesy of SciFi Wire and HULU:

SCI FI Wire - Watchmen - Cast

Web Exclusive|05:10|

SCI FI Wire talks to the cast of "Watchmen."

Cast includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Billy Crudup and Matthew Goode.

Stargate: Universe - Sneak Peek in March!

At Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for March 4, 2009:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

This comment from the mailbag:

Quade1 writes: “Joe will the outside of the Destiny be kept a secret, seeing as they are on the ship and it won’t be visible from planets they visit.”
Answer: Nope, it won’t be kept a secret. As a matter of fact, the fans will get a sneek peek at the ship, its crew, and the show in March…

I'm betting that will take place during the premiere of Stargate: The Ark of Truth on the SciFi Channel, Friday, March 27 '09 at 9pm.

Dollhouse / Battlestar - Video: Tahmoh Penikett Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Dollhouse: Tahmoh Penikett


DOLLHOUSE star Tahmoh Penikett breaks down FOX's hit new show and explains why he wants to bring it down from the inside. Tahmoh also discusses his other show, Sci-Fi Network's cult hit Battlestar Galactica.

Stargate Atlantis - Vortex Magazine: Big Finish Audio Dramas - FREE Magazine!

At Vortex Magazine:

Welcome to the first issue of VORRRRTEEEEEEXXXX!

Those of you who haven’t been listening to the Big Finish Podcasts will just think I’ve accidentally leant rather heavily on my keyboard there... But those of you who have listened will know exactly how to say the title of this new Big Finish magazine. You’ll have to imagine the echo and dramatic music yourself, I’m afraid – although playing the Superman theme while shouting in the bath may approximate the effect.

Anyway, here it is at last, an online magazine devoted to the many audio worlds of Big Finish. Each month, you’ll be able to find out exactly what we’ll be releasing in the year ahead, and we’ll be aiming to give you the most revealing, in-depth behind-the-scenes features and interviews possible.

Sadly, I can’t claim to have given any in-depth insights into Stargate in my feature this issue, but that’s because I’ve only just dipped my toe into that particular world. But that’s also one of the aims of this magazine, to give you a chance to find out about our other audio ranges.

And finally, a plea for your help... Let us know what you think of VORTEX, tell us what you want to see in it and write in with any feedback on VORTEX or any of our productions. I know you can already contribute to the forums or get your emails read out on the podcasts, but in this truly interactive age of interwebby stuff you simply can’t have enough feedback from your audience. It’s you who make our productions possible, so don’t hesitate to have your say by e-mailing enquiries [at]

And now, enter the VORRRRTEEEEEEXXXX...

Nick Briggs – executive producer


Included in this issue is an article discussing the making of Impressions, with Kavan Smith (Maj. Evan Lorne) on page four.

Medium - Video: 'A Taste of Her Own Medicine'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Medium's 'A Taste of Her Own Medicine,' starring Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark and Jake Weber. Guest stars include Darcy Rose Byrnes, Madison Carabello, Miranda Carabello, Blythe Danner and Heather Mazur.

When a councilman's daughter goes missing, Allison uncovers a dark side of the woman's past that may hold the key to her disappearance.