Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Rachel Luttrell Audio Interview

At GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Rachel Luttrell

Just five years ago we were introducing ourselves to actress Rachel Luttrell. It feels too soon to say goodbye.

Now firmly perched in Los Angeles, Rachel is keeping her head on a swivel for her next gig! GateWorld talks with her about raising a son while working 20-hour days, her thoughts on the possibility of the next Atlantis movie, and of course her next projects. We also pay special attention to "The Queen," which saw some interesting turns in the direction of her character.

GateWorld's interview with Rachel Luttrell runs almost 23 minutes. Listen online at your leisure, download it to your MP3 player, or subscribe now to the iTunes podcast! The full interview is also transcribed [at the link above].

A brief excerpt:

GW: ... Were you surprised when you heard the news of the show's cancellation? Did you kind of feel it was coming?
RL: Myself and my fellow cast mates, we were hedging bets about what was going to happen, whether or not there was going to be a Season Six. We kept flipping. There were days when we thought "Oh, gosh. Absolutely it's going to go." And then there were days when we would meet and talk about it and say, "It's not going to go."

So we were flipping back and forth but just prior to finding out about the news we all felt actually pretty certain that we were going to go for another season. So it was a bit of a surprise. It sunk in. It is what it is.

I remember speaking with Robert Picardo who just joined us pretty much in our last season and he said to us that it's a difficult thing when an actor has a home for an actor to lose a home because it doesn't come around very often where an actor feels like they have a place where they can hang their hat and they really feel at home. And that was certainly what we had there. It felt like a big family. A big, sometimes dysfunctional, family. But nonetheless a family.

Medium - Video: 'Apocalypse Now'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Medium's 'Apocalypse Now,' starring Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark, Jake Weber, Madison Carabello and Miranda Carabello. Guest stars include Jim Cantafio, Matthew Kaminsky and Cody Longo.

After an entire family is feared murdered, Allison helps search for their missing bodies -- all while her dreams are telling her there is much more to be uncovered.

Stargate - GateWorld Podcast # 33 - Space Ships vs. Stargates

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USAF Prometheus

GateWorld Podcast: Space Ships vs. Stargates

Tuesday - March 10, 2009

by Darren Sumner

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

Was the introduction of Earth’s interstellar ships a good thing or a bad thing for the Stargate franchise? In this week’s podcast Darren and David look at the history of the fleet and its impact on the way that SG-1 and Atlantis told stories — both in adding new dimensions, and in taking attention away from the gate itself as the show’s centerpiece. We have our thoughts, and we’ll also hear what listeners have to say on the topic.

But first we’ll recap the last week’s worth of Stargate news, and new additions to GateWorld! PLUS: Preview interview with Neil Jackson.

Chuck - Video: Yvonne Strahovski Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Chuck: Yvonne Strahovski


Sexy star of CHUCK, Yvonne Strahovski joins Chris Harrison in the Hollywood 411 studio. He gets the scoop on Zach Levi on set and on upcoming episodes, as Sara Walker moves in with Chuck and the sexual tension builds. Yowza!

Stargate: Universe - GateWorld: Universe Episode 9 is ‘Justice’

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Universe Episode 9 is ‘Justice’

Tuesday, March 10 (EPISODES)

Another new episode title has been added to the Stargate Universe episode guide!

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'Deadlock' Episode Commentary

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - Deadlock (Enhanced)


Watch episode 418 "Deadlock" with commentary by executive producer Ronald D. Moore.

Heroes - Video: 'Shades of Gray'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Shades of Gray,' starring Sendhil Ramamurthy, Jack Coleman, Hayden Panettiere, Masi Oka, James Kyson Lee, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Ali Larter, Greg Grunberg, Zachary Quinto and Cristine Rose. Guest stars include Roger Bridges, Jeff Campbell, John Glover, Zeljko Ivanek, Mara LaFontaine and David H. Lawrence.

Sylar meets his father; Claire reluctantly saves Doyle; and Nathan fires Danko, with dangerous results.

Battlestar Galactica - SFX Magazine: Mark Sheppard Interview Part 1

At SFX Magazine:

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Tuesday March 10, 2009

Interview with Mark Sheppard Part 1

The actor who plays Romo Lampkin has been in about a million sci-fi TV shows. We persuaded the busiest man in genre television to write a foreword for our latest special, dedicated to Battlestar Galactica, and we also ran a four page interview in that edition – but even that wasn’t enough space for all his cool anecdotes, and so here on the SFX website over the next couple of weeks we’re able to share even more of what he told us. The 44-year-old actor has appeared in Dollhouse, Firefly, Star Trek, Medium and more, as well as being an accomplished musician, and we spoke to him about all of it when we met up at the last Starfury convention...

A brief excerpt:

SFX: Sounds like there's a real sense of community working on all these sci-fi shows in LA.
Sheppard: "It's a very big community in LA. I got to work with people like Eddie [James Olmos] and Mary [McDonnell], and Jamie [Bamber], Tahmoh [Penikett] - these are some extraordinary people. Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin I've worked with four or five times. Alan Tudyk. I mean these people are so nice! You've met them; you know I'm not bullshitting. They're lovely people! There's a reason why they carry on working, you know."

"I've got to know every director that I've worked with more than once. But it's not a slam-dunk. You know who you know. If you want to go to work, then you want to go to work with somebody who you know can do the job. That's why people get hired. That's why Javier [Grillo-Marxuach] will use the same directors and actors in a lot of his stuff. He knows he's gonna get what he wants."

"I've been very lucky as an actor. I've got some fantastic friends who write fantastic stuff. How great is your job when somebody goes, 'Mark, I've got something I'd like you to do which will bring you accolades, joy, and money.' [Laughs] I'm like, 'Nah, I don't feel like it. I want to go home and play on my PlayStation.' It's kind of marvellous! I feel I've been very lucky, you know, with Joss and Javier. I've known Javier for a long time; I've done many shows with him, and he's truly a great friend."

You can read even more of this interview next week on the SFX website, including Sheppard's thoughts on Doctor Who and Bionic Woman. In the meantime, don't miss what he says about working with the Battlestar team in our latest SFX special edition, on sale now.

Chuck - Video: 'Chuck Versus The Lethal Weapon'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck Versus The Lethal Weapon,' starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Ryan McPartlin, Adam Baldwin and Sarah Lancaster. Guest stars include Robert Picardo, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Julia Ling, Vik Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Tony Hale, Jonathan Cake, Vincent Duvall and Bonita Friedericy.

Chuck pursues one of Fulcrum's scientists, in hopes of learning how to get the Intersect out of his head.

David Boreanaz - Bones - TV Guide Magazine: Behind the Scenes Photo Shoot

At TV Guide Magazine Online:

PHOTO GALLERIES - Bones Cover Behind the Scenes

Nine photos with David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel

Also, at TV Guide Magazine Online:

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Bones' Big Hookup!

March 06, 2009 12:00 AM

Talk about chemistry. In their four years as TV partners, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz have turned romantic bantering into a time bomb of sexual tension. The result has made Bones an addictive treat: a procedural whodunit with humor and heart that drives fans to scream, “They’re so perfect for each other! Why don’t they realize it?” Now that forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan and FBI agent Seeley Booth are about to seal the deal in May, we brought the actors in for questioning.

--by David A. Keeps

A brief excerpt:

What do you think about joining the ranks of TV couples—do you have favorites?
Deschanel: We’ve been compared to Moonlighting a lot, which is closer than, say, Cheers.

Boreanaz: I always liked Hot Lips Houlihan and Hawkeye on M*A*S*H.
Deschanel: I’d love to see Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock get together, and there’s Olivia Benson and Elliott Stabler on Law & Order: SVU. But they don’t need to be together; I’d still watch it.

Battlestar Galactica - TV Guide Magazine Online: Battlestar's Trek

At TV Guide Magazine Online:

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Battlestar's Trek

March 05, 2009 12:00 AM by Michael Logan and Ileane Rudolph
“The Cylons were created by man. They were created to make life easier on the 12 colonies. And then the day came when the Cylons decided to kill their masters.”

So began the 2003 reimagining of Battlestar Galactica, a startling new kind of science fiction and a far cry from the kitschy, kid-appeal series of the same name that aired on ABC in the late ’70s. This new Battlestar was raw, dense and uncomfortably familiar to us in our post-9/11 world. It took the war on terror and sent it into deep space, drawing clear parallels between the humanoid Cylons and the sleeper agents of al Qaeda. In this paranoia-filled universe, nuclear bombs have killed all but about 40,000 humans, whose goal to get to a fabled land called Earth ended tragically last year when they arrived only to find that it, too, was in nuclear ruin. But then, that’s BSG shockingly unpredictable to the end. Despite critical hosannas, a Peabody Award and the obsessive devotion of fans, the series will conclude its four-season run on March 20 with a rabidly guarded two-hour finale. Here, exec producers Ron Moore and David Eick and the cast get their geek on one last time as they share their favorite memories of life aboard the beloved mothership.

A brief excerpt:


David Eick

"We quickly zeroed in on Mary McDonnell and Eddie Olmos because we loved Mary in "Donnie Darko," and the stoic, stern, scary character that Eddie played in "Blade Runner." But we couldn't find our Starbuck, which was the most controversial role. When I was home rewatching some audition videos, my wife walked by and saw Katee Sackhoff and said, "What's wrong with you, David? She's right there!" I rewound and she was right. Katee, although a lot younger and stockier than we imagined, was fantastic!"

Simpsons - Video: 'No Loan Again, Naturally'

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The Simpsons - No Loan Again, Naturally

Season 20 : Ep. 12|21:29||

After too many years of financing Homer’s annual Mardi Gras party on home equity loans, Homer and Marge’s adjustable-rate mortgage skyrockets.

Stargate / Battlestar / Star Trek - Starfest Convention - Apr 17-19, Denver, CO

At Starland:

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Some of the confirmed guests so far for StarFest are Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck - Battlestar:Galactica), Robert Picardo (Stargate Atlantis and Voyager), Ethan Phillips (Voyager), Brent Spiner (Data, Star Trek Next Generation), William Katt (Greatest American Hero) and Patricia Tallman (Babylon 5).

Marriott Denver Tech Center
I-25 & Belleview
April 17 - 19, 2009

Sanctuary - Génériques: Amanda Tapping Interview

At the French web magazine, Génériques (Paris, France):

Sanctuary: Amanda Tapping

Par Pierre Langlais By Pierre Langlais

(I used Google translater to translate this article from French into English)

A brief excerpt:

As often in the SF series, Sanctuary talk about tolerance towards those who are different ...
Science fiction can indeed speak of things that come out of the ordinary. We are not trying to preach to anyone, just to tell good stories. Sanctuary deals with the meaning of the word "abnormal" and the meaning of "normal", preferring to see Helen Magnus in "abnormal" a natural evolution of humanity.

David Boreanaz - Bones - Behind the Scenes Publicity Stills

From Bones' new episode, 'The Bones That Foam,' airing Thursday, March 12 at 8pm on FOX.

In "The Bones That Foam," directed by BONES' star David Boreanaz, bungee-jumping newlyweds plunge off a bridge on their wedding day only to come face-to-face with a corpse lying at the bottom of the gorge.

GateWorld Play: Video: Teal'c P.I.

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Teal'c P.I.

Fan Videos

Teal'c's suggestion to Martin Lloyd in episode "200" for a Jaffa detective television series comes to life in this fan video.