Friday, May 8, 2009

Heroes - Videos: 'Unmasked: Opening Pandora's Box'

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Courtesy of NBC and HULU:

Heroes - Unmasked: Opening Pandora's Box

Behind the Scenes|15:11|

The cast, crew, and creators are interviewed about the breakneck pace of Season 3.

Star Trek - Video: 'USA Premiere'

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Courtesy of TV Guide's Big Movie Premiere and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Star Trek USA Premiere


TV Guide Network beams you to the premiere of STAR TREK! Go behind the scenes with new crew of the starship Enterprise, find out how JJ Abrams recreated this iconic show for a new generation and meet the stars from the red carpet!

Farscape / Stargate - Creation Con: Ben Browder/Claudia Black 10th Annual Farscape Con Los Angeles

At Creation Entertainment:

The Official FARSCAPE Convention The Third Final Frellin' Farewell 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

November 6-8, 2009
Marriott Los Angeles Airport
5855 West Century Blvd.


Ben has graciously accepted our invitation to appear at the convention. He is an awesome guest and as the star of both Farscape and Stargate SG-1, he is "the man!" Appearing Sunday

FARSCAPE's Lt. Meeklo Braka/Captain Meeklo Braca



FARSCAPE's Officer Aeryn Sun; STARGATE: SG-1's Vala Mal Doran Appearing Sunday

FARSCAPE's Pilot/Capt. Bialar Crais


FARSCAPE's Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan

Dollhouse - Video: Season One Recap

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU:

Dollhouse: Season One Recap


A recap of Dollhouse Season One.

Stargate - GateWorld: Friday Five: Weapons We Want

At GateWorld:

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Friday Five: Weapons We Want

Friday, May 8

We're kicking off a brand new weekly column with a look at five of our favorite Stargate weapons. Post yours, too!

A brief excerpt:

This summer GateWorld is bringing you some brand new weekly features! Every Monday we'll give you a close-up look at a DVD bonus featurette from the 15-season history of Stargate. Every Wednesday it's the newest episode of the GateWorld Podcast. And on Fridays — starting today — it's a countdown of some of our favorite episodes, tech, moments and characters from the shows!


Subduction Leads to Orogeny's Favorite Five Weapons:

1) Intar

First introduced in Stargate SG1's 'Rules of Engagement,' the Intar are a Goa'uld weapon used for training, as they are only capable of varying levels of stunning the opponent.

2) TER - Transphase Eradication Rod

First introduced in Stargate SG-1's 'Show and Tell,' this weapon was used to primarily make invisible alien creatures from another dimension visible in ours. Later, it was modified to compensate for phase-shifting and cloaking technology.

3) UAV - Unmanned Airborne Vehicle

The UAV was first introduced in Stargate SG-1's 'Enigma' as an airborne MALP. Later, it was modified to carry missiles as well.

2) Time Dilation Device

First introduced in Stargate SG-1's 'Unnatural Selection,' this weapon was designed to create a bubble in space within which time could be either be slowed or accelerated.

1) Sarcophagus

First introduced in the Stargate feature film, and first seen in Stargate SG-1's 'Hathor,' the sarcophagus is capable of curing diseases, healing injuries, reviving the dead, and extending life by thousands of years.

With thanks to the Richard Dean Anderson's website's Stargate SG-1 Lexicon for the photos.

Stargate Universe's Alaina Huffman - Mania: Guest stars on Smallville May 14 '09

At Mania:

Preview: SMALLVILLE 8.22 - "Doomsday"

By Rob M. Worley May 08, 2009

Time has run out and "Doomsday" finally arrives in the eighth season finally of Smallville', airing May 14th at 8pm on The CW. The CW has released images and a clip from the episode...

Photos: Includes photos of Alaina Huffman as the Black Canary

Sanctuary - SciFi Wire: Robin Dunne teases season two

At SciFi Wire:

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Sanctuary's Robin Dunne teases season two

By Bryan Cairns

Robin Dunne, who plays Will Zimmerman on SCI FI Channel's original series Sanctuary, told SCI FI Wire that things are about to get much worse in season two.

Dunne, speaking in an exclusive interview, also offered up a few spoilers for the upcoming new season, which premieres in the fall with 13 new episodes and the addition of new cast member Agam Darshi as Kate Freelander.

Following is an edited version of our interview with Dunne.

A brief excerpt:

... Now that you've established these characters, are we going to learn more about Will and his history?
Dunne: Absolutely. We are shooting episode three right now, and already we've taken Will to another level. Last season, he spent time getting used to the sanctuary and having his foot in both worlds, but not sure which way he was going to go. By the end of season one, he jumped right into the sanctuary and resigned himself to that life. Now there's a lot going on for Will. Already, he's had to deal with some pretty major things. These things that happen in the first few episodes dredge up some old memories of his past. There's definitely more of a darkness to Will, and he's kind of wrestling with some demons. That's going to be further explored, so what's happening in the present is going to clash with some of the things he's buried. You are going to see a different Will this season. For me, playing such a great character and taking him to another level is challenging and exciting.

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: 'The Critic In The Cabernet'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Bones' 'The Critic In The Cabernet,' starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, T.J. Thyne and John Francis Daley. Guest stars include Joel Moore, David Greenman, James Huffman, Seth MacFarlane (voice), Steven Meek, Kelly Noonan, Latarsha Rose, Scott Alan Smith, Scottie Thompson, Chad Willett and Jeff Yagher.

Brennan asks Booth to be the father of her child; Stewie Griffin (Seth MacFarlane) offers the couple advice.

Stargate Atlantis Forbidden Planet International - Season 5 DVD Contest

At Forbidden Planet International:

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Courtesy of MGM and Fox, we have a chance for two lucky fans to win an entire set of Stargate Atlantis Season Five DVDs! To be in with a chance of a free tumble down the wormhole you have to answer one simple question –

which SGA Season Five character previously stole sci-fi fan’s hearts playing the starship engineer in Joss Whedon’s Firefly and Serenity? (enter your answer in the form at the link above)

Amanda Tapping
Jewel Staite

Summer Glau

Closing date Midnight on Sunday 24th of May 2009

Heroes - SciFi Now Magazine: Greg Grunberg Interview

At SciFi Now:

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Interview: Greg Grunberg

May 6 '09

by Shaun Davis

SciFiNow recently spoke with Greg Grunberg who plays Matt Parkman in Heroes. Grunberg was keen to discuss the show and had some tantalising details to share regarding the future of Heroes. Minimal spoilers may follow…

A brief excerpt:

This current season has taken a darker route. How has this altered your experience working on the show?
I think if we go dark and don’t justify it, then it’s a little creepy. But what we’ve been doing this year, especially for my character, is seeing him going dark because he wants to protect his family. So this kind of justifies it. Even with that episode ‘Five Years Gone’ where I was going around killing people, it was stuff like that which makes me think the show is in a really great creative place.

Star Trek - Visimag: Cast Interviews

At Visimag:

Chris Pine Interview

It’s the movie Star Trek fans have been waiting for, JJ Abrams’ take on the origins of the Starship Enterprise crew as they meet each other for the first time. Casting the younger versions of such iconic characters was not easy, and perhaps the hardest role to fill was Captain James Kirk, but Chris Pine does a superb job.

A brief excerpt:

JJ has said that he gave the actors liberty to recreate the characters, what qualities about William Shatner did you try to encompass?:
I used the script that Alex Kurtzmen and Bob Orci wrote as kind of my bible, and that gave me my back story in the sense of who this guy was and why he was who he was. I did go back and watch the series, and what appealed to me about William Shatner’s performance, and what I could use without hitting people over the head with a bad impression, were little physical characteristics, the way he moved about the deck of the ship, he’s got a very theatrical quality that made me smile every time I watched it.

Zachary Quinto Interview

In the new Star Trek movie, which chronicles the early lives of Captain James Kirk, and the half-human Vulcan, Spock, there are two actors embodying the character of Spock, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy, who has been playing the role for over 40 years.

A brief excerpt:

Did you study Leonard to see how he played Spock?:
Leonard and I watched a couple episodes together and talked about his experience shooting those episodes, but aside from that I felt that it was incumbent upon me to determine my own relationship with this character. That was the mandate that J.J. set forth very early on in the process. We were expected to use the foundation as a point of entry into our experiences with the characters.

Star Trek Cast Comments
(including JJ Abrams, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Karl Urban, Zeo Saldana, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy):

Casting the movie was a huge challenge and we were incredibly luck to find these actors. I’ve never had to cast something that pre-existed it, where the actors have to take over these iconic roles. I said to all the actors, ‘Please do not do impersonations of any of these actors. This is all about you owning it, and the only way it’s going to work is if you are free to do your own thing.’

The Descent - SciFi Channel's Scinema Saturday May 9 '09

Airing on the SciFi Channel (US) May 9 '09 at 9pm, the '05 made movie, 'The Descent.' Starring Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, Oliver Milburn and Molly Kayll.

Synopsis from the Official Movie Site:

One year after a tragic accident, six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual extreme outdoor adventure, in this case the exploration of a cave hidden deep in the woods. Far below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes, and there's no way out. The group splinters and each woman pushes on, praying for another exit. But there is something else lurking under the earth. As the friends realize they are now prey, they are forced to unleash their most primal instincts in an all-out war against an unspeakable horror - one that attacks without warning, again and again and again.

Video: 'Up' Behind The Scenes Preview

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Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Up Sneak Peak


The summer movie season promises a slew of blockbusters and one of the most unusual ones is UP, the latest 3-D animation extravaganza from Disney Pixar. Hollywood 411 goes behind the scenes with the film's creators for a sneak peak!

Nathan Fillion - Video: Craig Ferguson Show Appearance

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Nathan Fillion, star of ABC's 'Castle,' airing Mondays at 10pm, guest starred on the Craig Ferguson Late Late Show on May 7 '09.

Moonlight / Primeval / Stargate - SciFi Channel's SciFi Friday Line Up May 8 '09

Due to the Star Trek Trekathon, SciFi Friday begins at 9pm on May 8 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

9:00P MOONLIGHT FATED TO PRETEND - Stargate Universe's David Blue guest stars


11:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) AURORA - Mitch Pileggi guest stars


01:00A STARGATE SG-1 (SEASONS 1-5) SUMMIT - Guest stars include Anna-Louise Plowman, Carmen Argenziano, Cliff Simon, Courtenay J. Stevens, William de Vry, Vince Crestejo and Kevin Durand

02:00A STARGATE SG-1 (SEASONS 1-5) LAST STAND - Guest stars include Anna-Louise Plowman, Carmen Argenziano, Cliff Simon, Courtenay J. Stevens and Vince Crestejo