Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sanctuary / Stargate Atlantis - Sci Fi Pi: Christopher Heyerdahl Interview

At Australia's SciFi Channel's Sci Fi Pi blog:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview. Some behind the scenes photos from both SGA and Sanctuary at the link.)

Interview with Christopher Heyerdahl from Sanctuary

Sunday, February 28 by Captain

Christopher Heyerdahl is one of the pillars of the Sci Fi acting community. Some fans may not know him (some!) but everyone has seen his work, at one time or another, be it on Stargate, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, Twilight, Smallville, The Chronicles of Riddick, Andromeda and of course Sanctuary, where he plays not one, but two characters - the loyal Bigfoot, and the dark and dangerous John Druitt.

We managed to scrape into a small wedge in Christopher's busy schedule to have a chat with the man who created the likes of Todd the Wraith and talk to him about what he and Amanda Tapping get up to on the set of Sanctuary, what it's like being related to a famous explorer, what he thinks of the status of Stargate: Extinction and where you should go should you be in the market for a bicycle next time you're in British Columbia.

A classically trained stage actor with years of experience, he has gravitated towards the world of televised Science Fiction with aplomb, bringing gravity, levity and a striking physicality to a multitude of roles.

A man dedicated to his craft, but also dedicated to enjoying himself, Heyerdahl is happy to open up to reveal the inner workings of true character, a true character actor, and genuine, bona fide Sci Fi star. Grab a cup of coffee, maybe a biscuit or two, and read on!

A brief excerpt:

...Do you ever draw comparisons between the 'love affair' between Todd and John Sheppard and that between Helen Magnus and John Druitt?
CH: " *(laughs)*
Not until this moment! I think the difference is you're dealing with a love that was, and cannot ever be, between, just to clarify *(laughs)* between Helen and John. *(laughs)* With John and Todd, it's an acknowledgement of a worthy comrade and foe. It's complex, even though they both want the same thing, they're at odds. One is the great American military beast, and the other is the great Wraith military beast. Todd is far more intelligent than John, given that he's a 10,000 year old scientist, but he certainly appreciates John's instinctive intelligence, his fearless ways and also his honour. There's a bond that can only be made by two men who've spent time in prison!"...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Stargate Universe - Show Patrol: Brian J. Smith Video Interview

At Chicago Now's Show Patrol (Chicago, IL):

[There is also a text interview at the site.]

Stargate Universe - The VRO: David Blue Audio Interview

At The VRO:

David Blue has been in a plethora of television shows; most recently as Eli Wallace in SGU: Stargate Universe. However you might know him better as Logan Griffen in Moonlight and Cliff St. Paul in Ugly Betty.

Stargate Universe - 'Time' & Robert C. Cooper nominated for Writers Guild of Canada Award

From the Writers Guild of Canada:

Working for Canadian Screenwriters: The Writers Guild of Canada represents 2,000 professional screenwriters working in film, television, radio and digital production.

The WGC Screenwriting Awards honours excellence in screenwriting and will celebrate the winning words of 2009 on April 19 at the 14th Annual WGC Screenwriting Awards held in Toronto.

This year, more than 148 scripts vied for the judges’ attentions. The entries have been narrowed to 43 finalist scripts across 11 categories, including screenwriting for feature film, episodic half-hour and one-hour, documentary film and more. In all, 76 screenwriters are up for awards. The winners will be announced at the 2010 WGC Screenwriting Awards on Monday, April 19, 2010, at Maro in Liberty Village, Toronto. Several special awards, including the WGC Showrunner Award, will also be handed out at the event.

Hosting the WGC Screenwriting Awards this year is the always-hilarious, Canadian Comedy Award-winning Debra DiGiovanni. The Awards will be written by Canadian Comedy Award-winning writers Steven and Daniel Shehori in collaboration with Ms. DiGiovanni.

[The nominees include:}

Episodic one hour

Stargate Universe "Time." Written by Robert C. Cooper

Flashpoint "One Wrong Move." Written by Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern & James Hurst

ZOS: Zone of Separation "Bred in the Bone." Written by John Krizanc

Cra$h & Burn "Trust." Written by Jackie May

Murdoch Mysteries "Mild Mild West." Written by Derek Schreyer

ZOS: Zone of Separation "Shallow Graves." Written by Jason Sherman

Radio Drama

Afghanada "Episode 65." Written by Alex Levine - [Alex was the script coordinator for SG1/SGA]

Afghanada "Episode 61." Written by Barbara Samuels

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Stargate Universe - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog: SGU DVD Contest!

At Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for February 5, 2010:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

Barbecue! Olympic Update! SGU Season 1.0 DVD Contest! Mailbag!

...In preparation for the upcoming Stargate: Universe season 1.0 dvd release, I’ll be holding a trivia contest for anyone interested in either winning a region 1 dvd or other cool prize. Early Monday, I’ll be posting 20 questions on those first ten episodes. First posters to answer all 20 questions correctly will win the grand prizes...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Stargate Universe - Exclusive Lou Diamond Phillips Interview

At a UK Lou Diamond Phillips fansite:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Exclusive Interview with Lou Diamond Phillips

January 2010

Conducted by Lindsay Holmes

Lindsay Holmes: Thank you for agreeing on a follow up interview for the Lou Diamond Phillips Blvd website. The site has now been up and running for over 10 years, and in that time it has been a pleasure following your career and achievements.

...LH: You are seen alot more on the small screen, with your appearances in Stargate Universe, and as Agent Ian Edgerton in Numb3rs, do you have any more episodes planned? Is TV a medium you enjoy doing?
LDP: I just finished a brief appearance on 'Numb3rs' for the season finale. Hopefully, it won't be the last episode ever and we can look forward to a return in the fall. I go back to Vancouver in March to start the second season of Stargate Universe. I am hugely looking forward to that since I truly admire and adore that cast and crew. I also think the writers are doing a bang up job and give us mind-blowing things to do. As far as working in TV, the writing, production values and acting are all comparable with making movies, you just have to do it a little faster. Plus, I love being able to stay put in one place for a while. Doing a lot of films in a year requires a huge amount of travel and inevitably takes me far away from the family. Fortunately, Vancouver is close and Yvonne and Indigo usually travel with me. It's like a homecoming for her and, as I said, the town holds a special place for us. I'll have to get the big girls up there this season whenever their school schedule allows...

Stargate Universe - Movie Web: Justin Louis Video Interview

At Movie Web:

(Please follow the link to view the video in its original format and for the complete article.)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: New Stargate Universe 1.0 Blu-ray/DVD Special Feature Clip

Our exclusive special feature clip from the Season 1 Stargate Universe: SG-U DVD / Blu-ray featuring Louis Ferreira (Justin Louis) sharing some behind-the-scenes info.

Syfy: Video: Sneak Peek at 'Beauty and the Beast'

Courtesy of Syfy:

Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale - Sneak Peek : Syfy Original Movie

Watch a sneak peek from the upcoming Syfy Original Movie "Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale." Premiering Saturday February 27 9/8C.

[Filmed in Australia, this movie stars Estella Warren, Rhett Giles, Victor Parascos and Vanessa Gray.]

More info about the movie at Limelight International.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010