Monday, April 6, 2009

Sanctuary - GateWorld: Tapping’s Sanctuary enters second season

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Tapping’s Sanctuary enters second season

Monday, April 6

Stargate Atlantis guest star Agam Darshi joins the cast in the second season of Amanda Tapping's fantasy series.

Stargate: Universe - GateWorld: Shanks helps kick off Universe

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Shanks helps kick off Universe

Monday, April 6

"Daniel Jackson" actor Michael Shanks will make a cameo appearance in the series premiere.

Encore Movie Channel - SciFi Invasion Marathon Apr 10 '09

Encore has a weekend Sci-Fi Invasion, a marathon of out-of-this world films beginning April 10.

Sci-Fi Invasion: Weekend Marathon of Sci-Fi films beginning Friday, April 10th beginning at 8:00 p.m.

APRIL 10 '09

The Terminator at 8:00 p.m. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn)
Alien at 9:50 p.m. (Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt)
Aliens at 11:50 p.m. (Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn)

APRIL 11 '09

The One at 2:10 a.m. (Jet Li, Carla Cugino, Delroy Lindo)
Videodrome at 3:40 a.m. (James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits)
Planet of the Apes at 5:10 a.m. (Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter)
2001: A Space Odyssey at 7:05 a.m. (Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester)
2010 at 9:35 a.m. (Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren)
Blade Runner at 11:35 a.m. (Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young)
Frequency at 1:35 p.m. (Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Elizabeth Mitchell)
Stargate at 3:35 p.m. (Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson)
The Abyss at 5:40 p.m. (Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn)
Blade Runner at 8:00 p.m. (Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, William Sanderson)
Armageddon at 10:00 p.m. (Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler)

APRIL 12 '09

Species at 12:35 a.m. (Sir Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen)
Species II at 2:30 a.m. (“Sir” Michael Madsen, Natasha Henstridge, Marg Helgenberger)
Repo Man at 4:05 a.m. (Emilio Estevez, Harry Dean Stanton, Tracey Walter)
30,000 Leagues Under the Sea at 5:40 a.m. (Lorenzo Lamas, Sean Lawlor, Natalie Stone)
Next at 7:10 a.m. (Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel)
A Scanner Darkly at 8:50 a.m. (Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr.)
The One at 10:35 a.m. (Jet Li, Carla Cugino, Delroy Lindo)
Armageddon at 12:05 p.m. (Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler)
The Road Warrior at 2:40 p.m. (Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Emil Minty)
The Terminator at 4:20 p.m. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn)
The Running Man at 6:15 p.m. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson)
Waterworld at 8:00 p.m. (Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jeanne Tripplehorn)
Next at 10:20 p.m. (Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore, Jessica Biel)

APRIL 13 '09

The Running Man at 12:00 a.m. (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson)
Nightbreed at 1:45 a.m. (Craig Sheffer, David Cronenberg, Anne Bobby)

Krod Mandoon - SciFi Talk: Sean Maguire Audio Interview

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Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

Monday's Podcast

Krod Mandoon's Sean Maguire

An actor who has grown up in the business, he stars in the Comedy Central series, Krod Mandoon which spoofs sword and sorcery films. We talk about what's ahead for the series and his experiences.

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Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire premieres on Comedy Central on April 9 '09 at 10pm.

Comedy Central Official web site

British comedic icon Matt Lucas ("Little Britain") is set to join Sean Maguire ("Meet the Spartans") and the talented ensemble cast of COMEDY CENTRAL's epic new series "Kröd Mändoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire," the all-comedy network's first foray into fantasy-comedy. Recently wrapping production in Budapest, Hungary, the series is set to premiere on Apirl 9th, 2009.

India de Beaufort ("Run, Fatboy, Run"), Steve Speirs ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"), Kevin Hart ("Fool's Gold"), Emmy Award-nominated John Rhys-Davies ("The Lord of the Rings"), James Murray ("Primeval") and Marques Ray ("Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out") round out this exceptional ensemble cast.
"After a long and extensive search, we are thrilled to lock in the perfect cast for this unique series that is best described as 'Monty Python' meets 'The Princess Bride,'" said Lauren Corrao, president, original programming and development, COMEDY CENTRAL. "Each talented actor brings their distinctive voice to these well-crafted, hilarious characters that inhabit the world that is Kröd Mändoon."

"Kröd Mändoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire" is a groundbreaking action-comedy that is equal parts workplace comedy and sword and sorcery fun. An outrageous, live-action, character-driven show set in an ancient fantasy realm, the series follows reluctant hero Kröd Mändoon (Maguire), a thin-skinned and underconfident freedom fighter, who is the last great hope in the struggle against the evil ruler, Chancellor Dongalor (Lucas). To help fight the great fight, Kröd has assembled a band of remarkably ineffectual freedom fighters: Aneka (de Beaufort), the beautiful Pagan warrioress whose weapon of choice is sex, Loquasto (Speirs), the oafish servant with bad aim, Zezelryck (Hart), the young warlock whose greatest magical gift is spinning BS, and Bruce (Ray), who's simply fabulous. Together, they must overcome a myriad of evil obstacles in their quest to save the world, including name-calling, hired assassins and bad hair days.

Krod MandoonThurs Apr 9, 10p / 9c
Krod Mandoon Series Preview
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Stargate Atlantis - Fandemonium Novels: Announcing Stargate Atlantis: Angelus

From a Fandemonium Novels e-mail announcement:

Dear Stargate fan,

Firstly, apologies for the late announcement of this book - it was released about a week ago but we're just announcing it to our email list now. However, I hope you will agree that it was worth the wait. STARGATE ATLANTIS: Angelus is - in our humble opinion - simply another great story from an author who really gets the story, the characters and the drama of Stargate Atlantis.

From the back cover of Angelus:

Fear to tread…

With their core directive restored, the Asurans have begun to attack the Wraith on multiple fronts. Under the command of Colonel Ellis, the Apollo is dispatched to observe the battlefront, but Ellis's orders not to intervene are quickly breached when an Ancient ship drops out of hyperspace.

Inside is Angelus, fleeing the destruction of a world he has spent millennia protecting from the Wraith. Charming and likable, Angelus quickly connects with each member of the Atlantis team in a unique way and, more than that, offers them a weapon that could put an end to their war with both the Wraith and the Asurans.

But all is not what it seems, and even Angelus is unaware of his true nature - a nature that threatens the very survival of Atlantis itself…

Angelus is available now from our website and from leading book stores in North
America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. To order your copy, visit


E-book news!

You've been asking for it and now it's happened - Stargate novels are available in e-book format. We're starting with Amazon Kindle. You'll find many of our titles available on already. We will also be making them available via the Sony Reader soon.Other formats will follow in due course (still sorting out all the technical issues!).

Stargate Kindle books on


With very best wishes,
Tom and the rest of the STARGATE NOVELS team at...
Fandemonium Books

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi And TV Talk's Blog: Joe Flanigan Interview

German journalist and magazine writer, Steve Eramo (TV Zone, Cult Times...), has created his own blog, SciFi and TV Talk's Blog, and has posted one of his Joe Flanigan interviews:

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Joe Flanigan: The Adventurer

posted on April 6, 2009

It is just another day on the job for Stargate Atlantis’ Lt. Colonel John Sheppard. Once again, he and his teammates are risking their lives to save the Pegasus galaxy, or in this case a Wraith hive ship captained by their old archenemy/ally Todd. In real life, actor Joe Flanigan, who plays Sheppard, and the rest of the Atlantis cast and crew are trying to keep cool in unusually warm Vancouver temperatures as they work on the fifth season episode Infection.
“In this story the Wraith become infected with the retrovirus that they stole from our people,” explains Flanigan, during a break in filming. “Sheppard and his guys go to help them and then wind up having to revive Todd from hibernation in order to save themselves because they’re stuck on the hive ship.

“As you can see we’re filming in a giant latex set, which I won’t elaborate on because it wouldn’t be fit for publication,” jokes the actor. “We’re working with Chris Heyerdahl [Todd], who’s always a pleasure to have on-set, and we’re running around trying to save the day. This is one of those medical-experiments-gone-awry-type episodes, but even more importantly a really good team episode, much like The Daedalus Variations, which we did earlier this year. And those are always a lot of fun to do...”

The Simpsons - Video: 'Eeny Teeny Maya Mo'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, The Simpsons' 'Eeny Teeny Maya Mo.'

Moe’s new love takes him to new heights.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1: Continuum /Sanctuary - 2009 Leo Awards - 38 NOMINATIONS!

At the 2009 Leo Awards:

STARGATE: CONTINUUM - 11 Nominations

Direction - Martin Wood

Screenwriting - Brad Wright

Cinematography - Peter Woeste

Picture Editing - Brad Rines

Overall Sound - Paul Sharpe, Iain Pattison, Graeme Hughes

Sound Editing - Devan Kraushar, James Wallace, Kirby Jinnah, Jay Cheetham, Dario DiSanto

Production Design - James Robbins

Costume Design - Christina McQuarrie

Visual Effects - Michelle Commens, Stephen Bahr, Christopher Stewart, Krista McLean, James Kawano

Lead Performance - Male - Michael Shanks

Lead Performance - Female - Amanda Tapping

STARGATE ATLANTIS - 17 Nominations

Program - Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, Brad Wright, Robert Cooper,
Carl Binder, Martin Gero, Alan McCullough, John Smith
- Producers

Direction - Robert Cooper "Vegas"

Screenwriting (3) - Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie - "Remnants," Brad Wright - "The Shrine," Alan McCullough - "The Queen"

Cinematography (2) - Michael Blundell - "Vegas," Jim Menard - "The Shrine"

Picture Editing (2) - Mike Banas - "Vegas," Brad Rines - "The Shrine"

Overall Sound - Kelly Cole, Bill Mellow, Joe Watts, Hugo De Le Cerda, Kevin Belen - "Enemy at the Gate"

Sound Editing - Steve Smith, Matthew Wilson, Kirby Jinnah, Jay Cheetham - "Enemy at the Gate"

Production Design - James Robbins - "Search and Rescue"

Costume Design - Valerie Halverson - "The Queen"

Make-Up - Todd Masters, Holland Miller, Kyla-Rose Tremblay, Nicholas Podbrey, Brad Proctor -"Vegas"

Visual Effects - Mark Savela, Shannon Gurney, Kodie MacKenzie, Vivian Jim, Dan Wier - "First Contact"

Lead Performance - Male - David Hewlett - "The Shrine"

Lead Performance - Female - Jewel Staite - "Tracker"

SANCTUARY - 10 Nominations

Direction - Steven A. Adelson - "Instinct III"

Screenwriting - Sam Egan - "Edward"

Picture Editing - Gordon Rempel - "Revelations Part 2"

Make-Up - Todd Masters, Nicholas Podbrey, Sarah Pickersgill, Harlow MacFarlane - "Warriors"

Visual Effects - Lee Wilson, Lisa Sepp-Wilson, Sebastien Bergeron, Les Quinn, Matthew Belbin - "Sanctuary For All"

Guest Performance - Male (2) - Ryan Robbins - "Edward," Jonathon Young - "Revelations Part 2"

Guest Performance - Female - Gabrielle Rose - "Edward"

Supporting Performance - Male - Christopher Heyerdahl - "Revelations Part 2"

Lead Performance - Female - Amanda Tapping - "Requiem"

Barry Pepper - CinemaSpy: Exclusive Interview

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Exclusive Interview: Barry Pepper

The Canadian actor talks about his career, working with Clint Eastwood, and sailing the world

By Robert Falconer | Monday, March 30, 2009

Ever since his defining role as the devoutly religious sharp shooter in Steven Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, Canadian actor Barry Pepper has established himself as a solid character actor whose performances, whether big or small, are always memorable. And while Pepper may have seemingly made war films a specialty — Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Flags of Our Fathers — it’s a label the actor dismisses as merely coincidental.

He may be right. Pepper has also starred in two sports biopics, playing real life characters in both: 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story, in which he played Dale Earnhardt and 61, in which he starred as baseball legend Roger Maris.

Still, in Flags of Our Fathers, there’s an irony that cannot be overlooked: Not only does Pepper play a soldier, but a real life soldier—Sgt. Michael Strank, a Slovakian-born Marine immortalized in Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-wining photo of the United States Marines who raised the American flag over Mt. Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, around which Clint Eastwood’s WWII film is centered. Strank fought in tough battles like Bougainville, and his subordinates all looked to him as a leader.

As if all of that weren’t enough, George Lucas is considering Pepper for a role in his next project, Red Tails, a chronicle of the Tuskegee Airmen during the Second World War.

Apparently, Pepper isn’t worried about typecasting. His last few films, including the role of Dan in Seven Pounds, and that of Rip Porter in the forthcoming adaptation of Karen Kingsbury’s novel "Like Dandelion Dust", are about as far removed from soldiering as one can get, yet still squarely within the realm of his growing repertoire as one of Hollywood's most versatile character actors.

A brief excerpt:

CinemaSpy: How would you describe the directing styles of Steven Spielberg on Saving Private Ryan versus Clint Eastwood on Flags of Our Fathers?
Barry Pepper: Well, they’re both very expeditious directors. And they’re both very relaxed when it comes to the script. They work in a completely organic way and give the actor full responsibility to explore the boundaries of the character, regardless of the dialogue. If something comes up in the scene where either you’ve forgotten the dialogue, or you think of something better to say, then you can say it. There’s an incredible amount of freedom that comes with that. You feel as though you’re being treated as a peer, or as a filmmaker. But it’s also a maturing process, because you’re not being held by the hand, you’re not being given literal direction. You’re being asked to take responsibility and perform as a professional. And at their level, which is daunting at first. Steven will give you a little more time. He likes to talk more about character and scene, because he has an incredible gift for storytelling.

Heroes - SciFi Guys: Greg Grunberg Audio Interview

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In association with London Expo

London MCM Expo
23-24 May 2009
Excel London, E16 1XL

Heroes regular Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman) will lead the panel at London MCM Expo along with newcomers Brea Grant (Daphne Millbrook), David H Lawrence (Eric Doyle) and Ken Lally (The German) as part of the Heroes & Villains panel scheduled for London MCM Expo.

Season 3 of Heroes sees the arrival a group of super villians with Brea Grants's story focused around the show favourite Hiro. Other villains Ken Lally and David H Lawrence will reek havoc amongst the band of Heroes.

A Greg Grunberg and Tony Lee Audio Interview

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Ian McShane - Kings - Video: 'Insurrection'

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Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Kings' 'Insurrection,' starring Ian McShane, Christopher Egan, Allison Miller, Sebastian Stan, Wes Studi and Susanna Thompson. Guest stars include Jason Antoon, Dylan Baker, Arthur S. Brown, Sarita Choudhury, Michael Patrick Crane, Gil Deeble, Joel Garland, Jabari Gray and Eamonn Walker.

David's loyalties are torn when his brother joins the resistance after King Silas offers Gath the territory where David's family lives.

Stargate SG-1 - Atronic: Stargate SG-1 Slot Machines (Casino)

At Atronic:

Experience a New Dimension of Linked Gaming

Join the secret military team of STARGATE SG-1™ in this multi-bonus progressive link. Based on the popular movie and TV show, STARGATE SG-1 is the video slot version with 5 distinct bonuses that summon recognisable features from the STARGATE SG-1 series, like the Stargate Chevrons and Dial-Home Device.

STARGATE SG-1 features five out-of-this-world bonuses. The player must bet max lines and side bet +20 to trigger a bonus. Once triggered, one of the five bonuses is randomly selected. The excitement builds as the Stargate appears, seemingly ready to pick up players for a trip to explore the galaxy. The chevrons start illuminating and continue to glow as the player selects a bonus.

Bonus Features

To be eligible for one of the five exciting bonus features, the player has to activate the SGC Bonuses by playing the 20 credit Bonus Bet. Once the SGC Bonus is activated, the bonuses are triggered by three STARGATE symbols on lines 2, 3 and 4, and the player will be randomly awarded one of the five bonuses.

STARGATE SG-1 is housed in both, the e²™ and e² SLANT™ cabinets. The impressive sign package will attract enormous attention, and players will be standing in line to travel to another planet.

For more information please download the Stargate Brochure:

Stargate Brochure (pdf, 1.6MB)


There are initially three games available, featuring three main characters from the TV series: Jack O’Neill, Daniel Jackson and Samantha Carter.

At GateWorld Forums, is a thread regarding the Atronic Stargate slot machines, with a variety of news articles, going back to April 2008.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'Eick Blog: ... All Good Things ...'

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Courtesy of SciFi Channe and HULU:

Battlestar Galactica - Eick Blog: ... All Good Things ...

Behind the Scenes|05:37|

Ron and the cast discuss shooting the final scenes and dealing with the end.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Video: Momoa Says Goodbye

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Momoa Says Goodbye

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Stargate Atlantis Exclusive! Jason Momoa says goodbye to Atlantis.