Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fringe - FOX Broadcasting: Video - Leonard Nimoy Interview - Sneak Peek 'The Bell Tolls'

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FRINGE - The Bell Tolls

FoxBroadcasting — May 14, 2010 — Don't miss the conclusion to the 2-part season finale of FRINGE, THUR 5/20 at 9/8c, on FOX!

MacGyver - Los Angeles Times: 'MacGyver's' pop cultural hold on us

At the Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, CA):

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'MacGyver's' pop cultural hold on us

There's a universal appeal in being able to bust out of jail with nothing but chewing gum and wire.


Richard Dean Anderson from the made-for-TV movie, MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis

May 16, 2010

When Josh and Ada Cottrell were expecting their first child four years ago, they wanted to give their son a name that embodied their beliefs and stood for something attainable. They wanted their little guy to be known not so much as a dreamer but a doer.

So the Sherman Oaks couple named their son … Macgyver.
"We got a lot of flak for it," Ada says. "People would tell us, 'You're setting him up to fail.' But my husband is a 'MacGyver.' And if he's going to be anything like his daddy, which I'm sure he is, he's going to be the kind of guy who can put together a sink with a paper clip and some chewing gum and 'MacGyver' it, so it'll work."

With the "MacGyver" spoof "MacGruber" arriving in theaters Friday — and with movies, TV shows and advertisements continuing to namedrop the '80s adventure series — "MacGyver" is enjoying something of a pop culture renaissance. But that would imply that the show, which ended its seven-year network run in 1992, went away in the first place. And it never did.

"MacGyver" followed the exploits of mullet-sporting secret agent Angus MacGyver, a troubleshooter dedicated to using scientific principles (along with a lot of duct tape and his trusty Swiss Army knife) in weekly campaigns against drug lords, dictators and communists. The ABC show established its template with its pilot episode in which MacGyver, among other feats, disarmed a missile with a paper clip, stopped a sulfuric acid leak with a chocolate bar and fashioned an explosive using sodium metal and a cold capsule.
"We verified the viability of the science, but we often stretched the principles," chuckles "MacGyver" star Richard Dean Anderson who has been playing another hero in Syfy's "Stargate" franchise for much of the past decade. "That chocolate would have sealed the leak in the sulfuric acid vat. We just would have needed a half-ton of chocolate to make it work..."



At Amazon:

MacGyver: The TV Movies

Series: MacGyver Rating: NR (Not Rated) | Format: DVD

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Included on this DVD are:

MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis - made for TV May 1994
MacGyver returns as the wily adventurer, this time teamed with an eccentric archaeologist and a young female scholar in a quest for legendary loot from the lost city of Atlantis.

Starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Brian Blessed, Sophie Ward, Christian Burgess, Oliver Ford Davies and Tim Woodward.

Directed by Michael Vejar and written by John Sheppard.


MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday - made for TV November 1994 (Note: during the broadcast of this movie on November 24, 1994, a movie trailer for the feature film Stargate was aired. Richard Dean Anderson went on to play Col. Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG1 on TV.)
In MacGyver's next adventure, he travels to England to celebrate his friend's birthday, only to witness instead his friend's death. An investigation reveals that the murder is linked to mysterious interests seeking to develop nuclear weapons.

Starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Beatie Edney, Peter Egan, Alun Armstrong, Bob Sherman and Lena Headey.

Directed by Charles Correll and written by John Considine.

Many thanks to the Richard Dean Anderson Official Web site for the movie synopses and the photo from MacGyver: Lost Treasure of Atlantis.

Stargate Universe - io9: David Blue Interview

At io9:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)


David Blue: How SGU's Season Finale Will Leave You In Ruins

By Meredith Woerner

Stargate Universe's finale is only a few episodes away, and already actor David Blue wants you to be prepared for the next big twist. In our exclusive interview, Blue talks Eli's journey, Destiny's robots and new alien threats.

A brief excerpt:

Do you feel pressure to be the comic relief on such a dark show?
DB: "I don't, because everyone in the cast is so funny. The biggest clown is either Louie [Ferreira] or Jamil [Walker Smith] [Young and Greer]. They are absolute clowns, and they are a lot of fun to be around. We love to make each other laugh on set. I feel like it takes some of the pressure away. To be able to have so much fun — I feel like that carries over to the filming, a little bit. I think if anyone is missing a comedic side to the show, and I don't think a lot of people are, but if anyone is it's unfortunate because you can't inject too much humor into the situation. It's not a situation where O'Neil and Carter can take the day off and sit around in the mess. It's not a situation where you can have Rodney joking around. It's a place where people are dying every day. No one wants to be there, everyone is scared to death. If we had too many people running around joking, it would feel forced. It would seem fake in our show. It would be harder to fit. I love taking on the mantle, because I think that some of the most intelligent people in the world are some of the funniest people, that's where you find the humor in the world when you're smart enough to realize where it is. So I have a lot of fun doing it. I think they are really funny in what they write... I also think Brody [Peter Kelamis], as dry as he is, he's a hilarious character."


Sanctuary - Resource List: Cast/Staff/Crew Twitter Links

A resource list for twitter links for Sanctuary's cast, staff and crew. [NOTE: Not all are active tweeters.]

NOTE: Updated May 21, 2010

Carole Apple - PR consultant

Agam Darshi - Kate Feelander

Robin Dunne - Will Zimmerman

Damian Kindler - Creator, Writer, Executive Producer

Robert Lawrenson - Declan Macrae

Ryan Robbins - Henry Foss

Amanda Tapping - Dr. Helen Magnus, also Executive Producer


BBC America - Video: 'Being Human' Season 2 Sneak Peek

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Being Human: Season Two Sneak Peek

Cast includes Russell Tovey as George, Lenora Crichlow as Annie and Aidan Turner as Mitchell.

Annie announces to George and Mitchell that she's getting a job. What happens when the disembodied spirit of a dead woman enters the service industry? A clip from 'Being Human,' airing this summer on BBC America.

Misha Collins / Torri Higginson - Syfy: Video: Sneak Peek from 'Stonehenge Apocalypse'

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Stonehenge Apocalypse - Sneak Peek : Syfy Original Movie

Watch a sneak peek from the upcoming Syfy Original Movie "Stonehenge Apocalypse." Premiering Saturday June 12 9/8C.


'Stonehenge Apocalypse' cast includes: Misha Collins (Castiel from Supernatural), Hill Harper (CSI: NY), Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis' Dr. Elizabeth Weir) and Peter Wingfield, Adrian Holmes, Aaron Pearl, Brent Stait, Colin Lawrence, Michael Kopsa and David Lovgren.

Stargate Universe - Video: 'Sabotage'

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Syfy Stargate Universe - Sabotage

Season 1 : Ep. 16 |43:01|

If Dr. Rush can't alter Destiny's course, the ship could be set adrift.

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: 25 images from Subversion

At MGM Stargate:

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25 images from Subversion

Stargate Universe's 'Subversion' airs Friday, May 21 at 9pm on Syfy (US). Guest stars include Rhona Mitra as Kiva, Mike Dopud as Varro, Lou Diamond Phillips as Col. David Telford, and Stargate SG-1's Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson and Richard Dean Anderson as Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill.


Rhona Mitra as Kiva


Richard Dean Anderson as Lt. Gen. Jack O'Neill


Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson


Lou Diamond Phillips as Col. David Telford, Richard Dean Anderson and Louis Ferreira as Col. Everett Young

Haven - Syfy: Video Promo - 'Everyone's Hiding Something'

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Haven - Everyone's Hiding Something : Promo

In this place, everyone's hiding something. Whether they know it or not. The new Syfy Original Series Haven premieres this July!

Haven's cast includes Emily Rose, Eric Balfour, Lucas Bryant, Richard Donat and John Dunsworth.

Merlin - Syfy: Video - "The Sins of the Father' Trailer Episode

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The Sins of the Father - Next Episode - Merlin : Episode 208

A mysterious warrior arrives in Camelot, sending Arthur on a quest that could change his life forever.

Merlin's cast includes Colin Morgan as Merlin, Bradley James as Arthur, Anthony Head as Uther Pendragon, Richard Wilson as Gaius, Angel Coulby as Gwen, Katie McGrath as Morgana and John Hurt as the voice of The Dragon.

Eureka - Syfy: Video - Neil & Erica Q&A

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Neil & Erica Q&A - Eureka : Eureka Q&A

Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo) and Erica Cerra (Deputy Jo Lupo) answer fan questions in this exclusive Q&A series.

Stargate Universe - Syfy: Video - Jamil Walker Smith Q & A Part 2

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Jamil Walker Smith Q&A - Part 2 : Stargate Universe Q&A

Jamil Walker Smith (Master Sgt. Ronald Greer) answers fan questions in this exclusive Q&A series.

Stargate Universe - Syfy: Video - 'Subversion' Episode Trailer

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Subversion - Next Episode - Stargate Universe : Episode 118

Only the Destiny crew can expose a mole inside Homeworld Command.

Rhona Mitra, Mike Dopud, Lou Diamond Phillips and Stargate SG-1's Michael Shanks and Richard Dean Anderson guest star.

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