Friday, May 28, 2010

Stargate Universe - Hollywood The Write Way: Alaina Huffman Talks Stargate Universe

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Alaina Huffman Talks Stargate Universe

Friday, May 28, 2010
Written by Melody Simpson


As we reach the end of the first season of Stargate Universe, one of the show's stars, Alaina Huffman sat down to answer some questions for Hollywood the Write Way about her character, destiny, faith, and more.

A brief excerpt:

Who would you like TJ to connect with more on Destiny?
AH: "I like all of the relationships that she has and I definitely feel like all of them can connect more. She definitely has a history with Young, especially now with the baby...I love the fun, sweet girlfriend moments between James, Park, Chloe, and Camile. Then TJ has her connection with her air force buddy, Scott. Then Rush is just Rush...I don't think he knows how to have a relationship with anyone. (laughs)..."


Stargate Universe - TV Junkie: Alaina Huffman Interview

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TV Junkie Interview: Alaina Huffman of Syfy's 'Stargate Universe'


Alaina Huffman (@alainahuffman) plays 1st Lt. Tamara "TJ" Johansen on the Syfy channel's hit series, "Stargate Universe" aka "SGU" to those in the know. You have also seen Huffman as the Black Canary in The CW's "Smallville" for the past couple seasons. Huffman splits her time between the Vancouver soundstage where "SGU" is shot and Los Angeles. We had a chance to check in with her before the upcoming season finale. "SGU" airs on Fridays on Syfy at 9pm and will resume next week.


A brief excerpt:

The TV Junkie: Who from the cast have you learned the most from?
Alaina Huffman: "Oh, that's a great question. I draw so much from them all individually. There is such a sense of respect among all the actors and we genuinely all enjoy each other's company and we actually hang out quite a bit, to the extent that last season one of the producers told us to take a break from each other, "you don't have to hang out with each other every weekend" - and we're like "really, because we really like to!" So we spent quite a bit of time with each other when we were back in LA.

That being said, Robert Carlyle is such a great actor, and such a character actor - you learn so much from him. He actually directed the first episode of season two, so I was really excited to work with him because I thought if I worked with him as a director I could understand how he works as an actor. Also, Louis Ferreira, he could not be further from his character, he is so funny and easy going and loving and genuine, he's really not that stuffy Colonel Young that he plays - he does all these character voices, he's very entertaining. Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque, are such stand-up people, they're so much fun to work with. They're all such a great group, I really draw from everyone..."


Stargate Universe - You Tube: Video: Elyse Levesque - 'Over It - Coupla Hot Chicks... Maybe Three'

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Over It - Coupla Hot Chicks... Maybe Three

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Andy Mikita Interview - Stargate Magazine #34

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Andy Mikita Interview - Stargate Magazine #34

Stargate Magazine, May 28th, 2010

An interview with Andy Mikita featured in issue #34 of The Official Stargate SG-1/Atlantis/SGU Magazine.


Director Andy Mikita - photo courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog

Andy Mikita started his Stargate voyage as a first assistant director on Stargate SG-1’s pilot Children of the Gods, over a decade ago. He’s come a long way since then, working his way up through second unit director and production manager before he made his directorial debut with Stargate SG-1’s season three adventure Foothold. Mikita then went on to direct and produce dozens of Stargate SG-1 episodes as well as instalments of Stargate Atlantis, and he is now heavily involved with the show’s current incarnation as a director and co-producer on Stargate Universe.

With all his experience and involvement on Stargate, it came as no surprise that he was given the honor of directing Universe’s three-hour opener Air. However, unlike his previous adventures through the Stargate, this one started out a little differently.

A brief excerpt (of the larger excerpt):
“Although our official prep date for Universe was still way off, as soon as I knew I’d be directing Air, I wanted to be involved as early as possible, which was terrific,” says the director. “That allowed me the opportunity to be here when they were designing and building the set. Normally, a director isn’t around for that sort of thing, so I had the luxury of being able to throw out the odd suggestion or idea to James Robbins (production designer) and Scott Wellenbrink (construction coordinator).

“I also got to fly down to Los Angeles in December (2008) for all the cast callbacks. I had never been a part of that process before. I got to sit in the room where all the final decisions were being made. Typically, that’s the domain of the executive producers. I’m sure for a pilot director that’s normal, but having never directed a pilot, that was new to me...”

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Stargate Universe - GateWorld: Podcast #91 'Subversion'

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GateWorld Podcast: ‘Subversion’


Mike Dopud (Varro), Robert Carlyle (Nicholas Rush), John Murphy (Olan) and Rhona Mitra (Kiva) from Stargate Universe's 'Subversion'

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“Subversion” kicks Stargate Universe into high gear, paying off some early character and plot set-up from last fall and setting up the two-part season finale. In this week’s podcast we’ll discuss everything from Colonel Telford and the major developments with his character, to Rush and Young and the lengths to which they are willing to go, to the Lucian Alliance and their secret plans. We’ll also talk about Jack and Daniel’s guest appearances, and the many ways in the Stargate universe to brainwash your enemies and “make” new friends. And we’ll hear what listeners thought about this episode, too!

Join the discussion! Next week is Open Line Night on the podcast — and we want to hear from you. Call the hotline [(951) 262-1647 (Long distance rates apply)] by Saturday and ask a question, suggest a topic, or share your opinion on anything Stargate or sci-fi. David is off to TimeGate 2010 this weekend, so our favorite Tame Farrar will join Darren for Open Line Night.

Stargate Universe - Remediating SGU - Video: Australian trailer for 'Incursion, Part 1'

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Australian preview of Incursion Part 1

Airs Friday, June 4 at 9pm on Syfy (US).

There won’t be a preview next week of Incursion Part Two. The Australian network is having a week’s break from SGU due to the Memorial Day break this week.

The Good Guys: Fox Broadcasting: Video: 'Good Girls'

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THE GOOD GUYS - Good Girls

FoxBroadcasting — Don't miss the series premiere of THE GOOD GUYS, MON 6/7 at 9/8c, on FOX!

Burn Notice - Video: Matt Nix: 'What Is It Like Directing an Episode?'

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USA Burn Notice - What Is It Like Directing an Episode?


Matt Nix answers questions about Season 4.

Timothy Olyphant - Justified: Video - 'The Hammer'

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FX Justified - The Hammer

Season 1 : Ep. 10 |42:24| |Closed Captions available

Determined to repair the damage he’s done, Raylan takes time away from his assignment bodyguarding an eccentric judge to track down an old lead.

Stargate Universe - Syfy: Video: Alaina Huffman Q&A - Part 2 : Stargate Universe Q&A

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Alaina Huffman Q&A - Part 2 : Stargate Universe Q&A

Alaina Huffman (1st Lt. Tamara Johansen) answers fan questions in this exclusive Q&A series.