Monday, May 4, 2009

Supernatural - SF Universe: Misha Collins Interview

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Ten Minutes with Supernatural’s Misha Collins

by Cynthia on May 4th, 2009

It’s been nearly a year since we were introduced to Supernatural’s first angel in residence, Castiel. With his unblinking stare and deep, humorless voice, he’s been guiding Dean Winchester down a biblical path that’s leading them all straight into the ultimate maelstrom known as the apocalypse.

But when the director yells cut, Castiel falls away and in his place stands the witty and charming Misha Collins, fitting in on the Supernatural set as if he’d been there since day one.

Listen in as Misha Collins talks to me about body swaps, the fear of God and his recent dual role as both Castiel and the human vessel he calls home.

A brief excerpt:

... Cyn: Last week’s episode “The Rapture,” was a total tour de force for you, wasn’t it? How hard was it to play two different characters in the same episode?
Misha: It was a challenge on a couple of levels. I needed to really flush out a distinct character [for Jimmy] that was going to have different physical, vocal, and personality traits so that there was going to be a clear distinction between him and Castiel. It was a challenge to stay on top of exactly where I was in the story, because there were flashbacks and different arcs for each of the characters, so there was a lot going on that required me to be attentive. It was interesting and I enjoyed it. Maybe next season I could ask Eric to let me play all the characters . . .


Don’t miss Supernatural, Thursdays at 9:00 on The CW.

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The Simpsons - Video: 'Waverly Hills 9021-D'oh'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, The Simpsons' 'Waverly Hills 9021-D'oh.'

Bart and Lisa transfer to a posh new school.

Legend of the Seeker - Video: 'Cursed'

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Courtesy of HULU, Legend of the Seeker's 'Cursed,' starring Bridget Regan, Craig Horner, David de Lautour, Jay Laga'aia, Craig Parker and Bruce Spence.

When a king is transformed into a vicious beast to keep Darken Rahl's D'Haran soldiers at bay, he seeks Richard's help after he begins to murder his own people.

Stargate SG-1's Ben Browder - GateWorld: Browder answers ‘Freeze Frame’ questions

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Browder answers ‘Freeze Frame’ questions

Monday, May 4

GateWorld gets the exclusive lowdown from Ben Browder about his new pro-veteran film currently in development.

Shortly after GateWorld interviewed Ben Browder (“Colonel Cameron Mitchell”) at the end of 2008, we received word of a new project he is starring in. “Freeze Frame” will tell the tale of two traumatized war veterans trying to end their lives, and Browder will play a pivotal role.

The YouTube video, a precursor to the full film, has garnered some attention, and despite the film’s early stage of development we wanted to hear more from Ben about the part.

A brief excerpt:

GW: How has the YouTube viral video been received? What kind of comments have you heard?
BB: The comments that I’ve heard — and my comments are fairly limited to the people that I know — I guess surprised me. Most of the people that [I know who] watched it cried when they watched it. And if people had a negative response to it they didn’t tell me.

Those people’s opinions I value greatly were touched and moved by the piece. It was nice to know that the piece had the power and the potency that I felt when I read it. It made it to the small screen like that.


Freeze Frame Official Site

Ben Browder's Freeze Frame Blog

NCIS - TV Guide Magazine Online: Michael Weatherly Interview

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Michael Weatherly Speaks!

by Chris Willman May 03, 2009

After toying with fans for the last four seasons, NCIS is finally making the most of the relationship between Tony (Michael Weatherly) and Ziva (Cote de Pablo)--or "Tiva," as it’s been dubbed on fan boards--for the sixth season’s multi-part final arc. You can read more about the Tony-and-Ziva developments in TV Guide Magazine’s cover story, on sale Thursday. Here, we spend time catching up with Weatherly for this exclusive bonus Q&A. (Warning: Abandon all reverence, ye who enter here.)

A brief excerpt:

NCIS is an underdog. Which seems strange to say about a show that has recently been the top scripted series on TV. Yet that popularity happened gradually, so not everyone noticed. And it definitely doesn’t get the media attention a lot of far lesser-rated shows that have exclusively youthful demographics do.
It’s weird. When I went to Australia two years ago, it was like an episode of The Monkees. You had people screaming out of buses. And the demographic there is 18 to 25--it’s a “young” show. In France, it’s like being in the Beatles. You go down the street, and they think it’s the most exciting thing in the world. It’s nutty! And now in the U.S., partly because of the constant reruns on the USA Network, it’s getting more of that kind of traction. But by no means, like you’re saying, does it have that kind of massive-show feeling. And yet with the numbers and everything else, it is a massive show. The popularity of NCIS is a little bit like when you meet a very, very wealthy person, but he drives a Subaru and insists on parking around the corner instead of using the valet.

NCIS airs Tuesday at 8pm on CBS.

NCIS - Video: InFANity - Behind the Scenes, Part 3

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Courtesy of TV Guide's InFANity and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - NCIS Part 3


InFANity concludes its set visit to NCIS having some casual conversation with stars Brian Dietzen and David McCallum. Plus, Pauley Perrette gives a lab tour!

Stargate - GateWorld - NEW Poll May 4 '09

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Would you like to see non-Stargate sci-fi news coverage at GateWorld?

* YES, the more the merrier

* Sure, but keep it limited

* Not really, but it wouldn't bother me

* NO, this site should be Stargate only

* I have no opinion

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Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Video: Finale Visual Effects

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Finale Visual Effects

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Stargate Atlantis Exclusive! VFX Supervisor Mark Savela talks about the series finale.

Medium - Reminder: Two-Hour Episode May 4 '09

Just a reminder, Medium begins an hour earlier on Monday, May 4 '09 at 9pm, as 'How to Make a Killing in Big Business,' is a two-hour episode tonight, and actually concludes with a third hour next week!

Patricia Arquette as Allison Dubois

Also, tonight's Medium episode is on TV Guide Online's TV Hot List:

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, May 4, 2009


9 pm/ET NBC

Allison means business in a two-hour spellbinder tonight. (The conclusion airs next week.) Allison resigns from her post at the DA's office when she's lured by a fellow psychic (Tracy Pollan) to work at a vast and formidable corporation. The lavish, big-money corporate lifestyle enraptures Allison, yet she's also haunted by visions of a serial killer's murderous fury in Phoenix. Then there's her new boss (David Morse), a territorial company bigwig who forbids Allison from sharing her dreams with anyone else — including crimefighters Devalos and Scanlon. In DuBois family affairs, Ariel begins taking pills, hoping they'll block out her ghostly visions. — Dean Maurer

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel (US) - Beginning June 29, SGA Returns to 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes

At, their schedulebot has been updated with the complete June schedule -- and it appears Stargate Atlantis is returning to the 5pm Weekday Rotation beginning June 29 with season five episodes! Plus -- we get a mini-marathon of SGA season five episodes!




6/05/2009 11:00P THE HIVE

6/12/2009 11:00P EPIPHANY

6/19/2009 11:00P CRITICAL MASS


STARGATE ATLANTIS - Season Five Marathon

6/12/2009 08:00A SEARCH AND RESCUE
6/12/2009 09:00A THE SEED
6/12/2009 10:00A BROKEN TIES
6/12/2009 1:00P THE SHRINE
6/12/2009 2:00P WHISPERS
6/12/2009 3:00P THE QUEEN

STARGATE ATLANTIS - 5pm Weekday Rotation

6/30/2009 THE SEED

STARGATE SG-1 - 6PM Weekday Rotation

6/01/2009 POLITICS
6/05/2009 PRISONERS

6/08/2009 GAMEKEEPER
6/09/2009 NEED
6/10/2009 THOR'S CHARIOT
6/11/2009 5:30P MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
6/12/2009 FAMILY

6/15/2009 SECRETS
6/16/2009 BANE
6/17/2009 THE TOK'RA, PT. 1
6/18/2009 5:30P THE TOK'RA, PT. 2
6/19/2009 SPIRITS

6/22/2009 TOUCHSTONE
6/23/2009 THE FIFTH RACE
6/24/2009 A MATTER OF TIME
6/26/2009 HOLIDAY

6/29/2009 SERPENT'S SONG
6/30/2009 ONE FALSE STEP

STARGATE SG-1 - SciFi Friday

6/05/2009 01:00A FALLEN
6/05/2009 02:00A HOMECOMING

6/12/2009 01:00A EVOLUTION - PT 1
6/12/2009 02:00A EVOLUTION - PT 2

6/19/2009 01:00A HEROES - PT 1
6/19/2009 02:00A HEROES - PT 2

6/26/2009 01:00A LOST CITY - PT 1
6/26/2009 02:00A LOST CITY - PT 2

STARGATE SG-1 - Marathons

Season Eight

6/02/2009 08:00A COVENANT
6/02/2009 09:00A SACRIFICES
6/02/2009 10:00A END GAME
6/02/2009 11:00A GEMINI
6/02/2009 1:00P IT'S GOOD TO BE THE KING
6/02/2009 2:00P FULL ALERT
6/02/2009 3:00P CITIZEN JOE

Season Six

6/17/2009 08:00A PARADISE LOST
6/17/2009 09:00A METAMORPHOSIS
6/17/2009 10:00A DISCLOSURE
6/17/2009 11:00A FORSAKEN
6/17/2009 12:00P THE CHANGELING
6/17/2009 1:00P MEMENTO
6/17/2009 2:00P PROPHECY
6/17/2009 3:00P FULL CIRCLE