Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Podcast 42 - Preview Joe Flanigan Interview

At GateWorld:

GateWorld Podcast: Open Line Night!

Wednesday - May 13, 2009

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Darren and David are kicking back this week for another Open Line Night, where we have no topic in particular to discuss — so we talk about whatever you ask! This go-round the guys are joined by GateWorld Forum’s Tame Farrar. We’ll talk about romance on Stargate, naquadria, Stargate Infinity, fan fiction, and whatever else is on listeners’ minds.

As usual, we’ll also recap the latest in Stargate news and the new additions to GateWorld. This week’s interview preview is an exclusive first look (well, listen) at our upcoming video interview with actor Joe Flanigan (“John Sheppard”)!

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi and TV Talk Blog: James Bamford Interview

At SciFi and TV Talk Blog:

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James Bamford – Action Man!

by Steve Eramo

James Bamford is looking for a fight today on the Stargate Atlantis set. It’s OK, though, seeing that he is the show’s stunt coordinator. When it comes to one of our heroes duking it out with a bad guy, a Wraith jumping from a dizzying height, or even a guest-star taking a fall, Bamford, or “Bam Bam,” is responsible for making sure everyone knows what he or she is doing and, above all, is safe while doing it. His season five on-set “duties” began in earnest with Broken Ties, in which Ronon Dex once again goes up against his former Satedan friend Tyre, played by Mark Dacascos.
“First off, Mark Dacascos is just a master and a true martial artist,” says Bamford. “He’s not an actor who learned how to fight, but rather a fighter who learned how to act, and is a treat to work with. Having him perform my choreography is truly an honor. I began really early choreographing this particular fight in Broken Ties, and it went on for so long that they [the producers and director] actually cut out almost half of it. The episode itself was over time-wise, which is why we had to edit down the sequence. However, what’s cool is when the season five DVD comes out, you’ll see the entire fight as a special feature. Ivon Bartok [DVD special features producer] followed us around with a camera in the early choreography stages and came to all the rehearsals, so you’ll get to watch a really progressive version of the rehearsal process. And think the fight on the DVD will be my original full-length version, which I’m excited about..."

Stargate SG1 - Video: NBC Universal 5th Anniversary Commercial

NBC Universal celebrates its fifth anniversary and is airing this promotional commercial on their TV channels and Web sites.

NBC Universal TV channels include MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, and The Sci-Fi Channel. Included in the clips shown in this promo are brief scenes from Stargate SG-1's 'Paradise Lost' and "In the Line of Duty.'

Stargate / Sanctuary - Attn Canada: Leo Awards on Shaw TV May 12 '09

From the 2009 Leo Awards site:


VANCOUVER, BC – May 12, 2009: Tonight — Tuesday, May 12th – 6pm, 8pm, and 10pm, The Express on Shaw TV will be airing its on-location special of the LEO Awards Official Red Carpet and Gala Awards Ceremony. The show will also air the following day and at various times throughout the year.

Featured on the episode is LEO Award winners Amanda Tapping and Ryan Robbins of Sanctuary, Tyler Labine of Reaper, and Babz Chula of Mothers&Daughters, among the many others captured on the Red Carpet. Outstanding Achievement Award winners, Brad Wright and Robert Cooper of the Stargate franchise, are also featured on the episode. Learn how Brad and Robert’s childhood science fiction obsession led to the highly successful series.

'We are so excited to have Johanna Ward and Shaw TV on board once again this year to produce this exclusive TV special on the LEO Awards,' says Sonny Wong, LEO AWARDS Producer. 'As in past years, we’re sure that a few LEO Awards dinner parties will be taking place as the community comes together to celebrate this special broadcast.'

Tune in to learn more about BC’s exciting film and television talent on Shaw’s The Express May 12th and for exciting live coverage from the Red Carpet and Gala Awards Ceremony of the LEO AWARDS 2009!

Serenity - SciFi Channel: Thursday May 14 '09 at 9pm

Airing this Thursday, May 14 '09 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US), the 2005 feature film, 'Serenity,' starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Ron Glass, Chiwetel Ejiofor and David Krumholtz.

Patricia Arquette - Medium - Video: 'How To Make A Killing In Big Business, Part 3'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Medium's 'How To Make A Killing In Big Business, Part 3,' starring Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark, Madison Carabello, Miranda Carabello and Jake Weber. Guest stars include Jessica McKee, David Morse, Tracy Pollan, Erin Chambers and Andrew Thacher.

Allison is in over her head at her new job with Lydecker Industries and is distraught over the contract she signed preventing her from speaking to the DA about her visions.

Fringe - TV Guide Magazine Online: Leonard Nimoy Interview

From TV Guide Magazine Online:

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A Fresh Enterprise

By William Keck May 11, 2009

... [J.J.] Abrams was equally emotional when, last month, he persuaded the series-shy star to watch—and then appear in—a few episodes of Fringe, which he’d never seen. “I never in my wildest dreams thought he would do it,” says Abrams. “We didn’t think we were going to get him for ‘Star Trek,’ let alone Fringe. But then we were editing ‘Star Trek’ and the William Bell question came up, and Leonard was sitting next to us and a light went off.”

Nimoy’s eyes sparkle as he recalls Abrams’ pitch: “He said, ‘We’ve got this character who is enormously wealthy, powerful and very intelligent, who was once the partner of one of our other characters [Walter Bishop]. There’s an aura of ambiguity to him. We don’t know exactly what his intentions are, but he may be behind a very negative force...’”

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: 'Under My Skin'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, House's 'Under My Skin,' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Anne Dudek, Shelli Boone, Seth Donavan, Joey Gaynor, Charles Gevoian, Alex Schemmer and Jamie Tisdale.

House and the team try to diagnose a dying ballerina.

Fringe - TV Guide Online: TV Hot List May 12 '09

At TV Guide Online:

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Tonight's TV Hot List: Tuesday, May 12, 2009

... Fringe

9:04 pm/ET Fox

So the Observer has come for Walter, right after he discovered the original ZFT manuscript, including the missing chapter on ethics. And Nina Sharp has been shot, and presumably abducted, by hooded thugs. Is Olivia next? One thing we know about tonight's first-season finale is the appearance of Leonard Nimoy as Massive Dynamics honcho William Bell, who (we hope) will tie up some loose ends for this impressive freshman outing. Moreover, a second season has been ordered, so it's likely not the last we'll see of Bell. — Joe Friedrich

Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis - SciFi Channel Germany - Amanda Tapping Video Interview

At SciFi Channel Germany:

A video interview with Amanda Tapping about her fascination with science fiction

Germany geo-coded.

The Simpsons - Video: 'Four Great Women and a Manicure'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, The Simpsons' 'Four Great Women and a Manicure.'

Marge and Lisa tell tales about famous women in history.

Sanctuary / Stargate - SciFi Wire: Robin Dunne - "Robin Hood: Beyond Sherwood"

At SciFi Wire:

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Robin Dunne says Sherwood Forest has monsters but no tights

By Bryan Cairns

Robin Dunne, who will star as the title character in SCI FI Channel's upcoming original movie Robin Hood: Beyond Sherwood, told SCI FI Wire that the film adds a supernatural element to the venerable legend. (Possible spoilers ahead!)
"There's a monster that is being used as a weapon by the sheriff in order to control things," Dunne said in an exclusive interview last week. "Robin is left to try and stop this monster. It's not a classic creature in the sense it's pure
evil; it's actually a girl that has been transformed, so Robin has to preserve this life that has been morphed. It was an interesting film to do. Robin Hood is a character I've always wanted to play, and such an iconic archetype."

Robin Hood: Beyond Sherwood isn't on SCI FI's schedule yet...


The movie stars Sanctuary's Robin Dunne, Erica Durance, Julian Sands, David Palffy, Cainan Wiebe, David Richmond-Peck, Richard de Klerk and Anna Louise Sargeant. Written by Chase Parker and directed by Stargate's Peter DeLuise.

Robin Hood: Beyond Sherwood at Front Street Pictures.