Saturday, May 16, 2009

Stargate SG-1 - Video: 'Politics'

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Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU, Stargate SG-1's 'Politics,' starring Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis. Guest stars include Robert Wisden and Ronny Cox (portraying Senator Robert Kinsey).

Having escaped the Goa'uld in another Earth reality, Daniel warns his Stargate Command that it is only a matter of time before they launch an attack in this one. No one takes him seriously and, the authorities have chosen to close the gate forever.

NOTE: 'Politics' is the second episode of a four-story episode arc, that began with 'There But For the Grace of God,' and concludes with season two's premiere episode, 'Serpent's Lair.'

From the Richard Dean Anderson website's Stargate SG-1 Season One Mission Database:


* Major Samuels has been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and transferred to the Pentagon, Stargate Mission Analysis.
* Senator Kinsey is Chariman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.
* Stargate Command is an unofficial project designated by the Pentagon as "Area 52" and costs $7.4 billion per year to operate.
* The first mission to Chulak (Children of the Gods) occurred on February 10th of the current year, (O'Neill's report dated February 23). The mission to the Land of Light (Broca Divide) occurred in March.
* SG-2 has since returned to Argos and found the Argosians free of the nanocytes and leading long healthy lives.
* With all funding cut, Stargate Command has been officially shut down, effective immediately.

Sanctuary / Stargate - Movehole: Amanda Tapping Interview

At Moviehole (Australia):

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Interview : Amanda Tapping

Amanda Tapping is best known for her role as the beautiful, intelligent Samantha Carter in the Stargate TV franchise. In 2007 Tapping helped to develop the web series "Sanctuary" in which she played the lead character Helen Magnus. "Sanctuary" is unique in many but particularly so because it is shot almost entirely using green screen techniques. "Sanctuary" was reworked and released as a television series in 2008. In addition to playing the lead character, Tapping is an executive producer and director on the series. Ellyssa Harris caught up with Amanda Tapping while she was at a Stargate convention in Vancouver.

... Q. We've seen an number of the regular Stargate cast members in the webisodes and a couple of them in the series, will we see more of those that did the webisodes in the TV series at all?
AT: You know I was just talking to Paul McGillion about that today `cause I'd love to see Wexford come back he was so awesome. We actually tried to get David [Nykl] for an episode as a completely different character to what he played in the websiodes but he's shooting a film in Bulgaria or something right now so we couldn't get him but definitely yeah. I mean, it's such a tight knit community here in Vancouver but the Stargate family is also just this incredibly tight knit family, for sure we'd love to bring people over. I think what we were trying to do with the websiodes was parley the relationships that we had and utilise these really good actors and cool characters. With season one we tried to distance a little bit because we wanted it not to be a subsidiary of Stargate. Sanctuary in its own right is a really good show and stands on its own, we didn't want to be too connected… not in a bad way, because obviously we owe huge amounts to Stargate, but we wanted it to be a separate entity, and now we're established and we're going into a second season so definitely there'll be opportunity...

"Sanctuary" premieres on Australian Sci Fi Thursday, May 28 at 8:30pm.

Stargate - Home Media Magazine: MGM has Stargate Surprises Planned for MGM's 85th Anniversary

At Home Media Magazine:

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Six Questions: Eric Doctorow

By Thomas K. Arnold | Posted: 15 May 2009

Eric Doctorow is the longest-serving studio chief in Hollywood's home entertainment sector. He became president of worldwide video for Paramount Pictures in 1994, and has been keeping close tabs on the business ever since, most recently as GM of MGM Worldwide for the past three years.

In the midst of MGM's 85th anniversary, Home Media Magazine sat down with Doctorow to gain his perspective on several big issues, opportunities and challenges that face us today. Fifteen years after he first became a worldwide home entertainment president, Doctorow possesses a vast body of institutional knowledge — and continues to be one of the home entertainment sector's top movers and shakers.

HM: MGM celebrates its 85th birthday this year, a year after Warner Bros. What special events or releases do you have in store to capitalize on this milestone?
Doctorow: For the coming year, we have a number of cool releases planned: A 40th anniversary edition of Hair, an all-new special collector's edition of Spinal Tap on Blu-ray Disc, and a 30th anniversary edition of Mad Max. We have a couple of "Stargate" surprises planned. The entire "Rocky" collection will also street on Blu-ray in time for the holidays. And, finally, we have some neat gift sets being planned for later in the year.


NOTE: Stargate: Universe premieres on the SciFi Channel (US) (or Syfy) in the Fall of 2009 (most probably in October). The Stargate Atlantis Region 1 Season 5 DVD Box set is scheduled to be released June 30 '09; Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - Final Cut DVD has a release date of July 21 '09; and the Stargate Atlantis: The Fans Choice DVD has a release date of August 4 '09. The third Stargate SG-1 made-for-DVD movie and the Stargate Atlantis made-for-DVD movie are both currently in pre-production stages.