Monday, July 16, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - Jewel Staite at Comic Con '07?

From the July 16th update of Joseph Mallozzi's blog:

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July 16, 2007


Preparations for [San Diego] Comic Con are still ongoing. Last I heard, Jewel may be making an appearance as well which is great news. Martin Wood also dropped by my office to tell me Orson Scott Card will be putting in an appearance at the con. Who knows, maybe he’ll be at the Sci Fi/Entertainment Weakly party.

Joe Flanigan - Guest appearance on repeat of Tru Calling

Airing Tuesday, July 17 on the SciFi Channel (US), repeats of Tru Calling include an episode guest starring Stargate Atlantis' Joe Flanigan. In the episode "Brother's Keeper" airing at 7pm.

Stargate Atlantis: Canada: Season 4 Premiere Date Oct. 1

From Channel Canada:

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TMN unveils its Fall 2007 programming highlights

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2007 - 04:43 PM

With premier access to Hollywood-hit movies, critically-acclaimed HBO and Showtime series, and first-rate Canadian original content, The Movie Network offers uncut and commercial-free programming 24-hours a day on its five multiplex channels: M, MMore, MExcess, MFun! and MFest. Viewers can also watch hundreds of titles in high definition on The Movie Network HD and MMore HD and enjoy unlimited access to over 150 movies and series at their convenience on The Movie Network OnDemand.

Stargate: Atlantis (Season 4)Premieres Monday, October 1, 2007 (20 x 60 min; drama)

The future appears bleak with the incapacitation of Weir and multiple injuries among the senior members of the expedition. With the city damaged, running out of power and drifting in space, and cut off from Earth, the Atlantis expedition has to rely on their own resourcefulness to save Atlantis and themselves from death and destruction. Starring Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell and Jason Momoa.


Stargate SG-1: Air Force News: Video - Air Force in Hollywood

From the US Air Force:

Latest 'Today's Air Force' addresses modernization

7/16/2007 - SAN ANTONIO (AFNEWS) -- This week's edition of "Today's Air Force" highlights Air Force initiatives to modernize the force through the introduction of new aircraft and the retirement of designated older models like the F-117 Nighthawk, the world's first stealth aircraft.

And learn how Hollywood producers work to maintain a relationship with the Air Force. Nowhere is that relationship more evident than on the set of Stargate SG-1, and the newly released movie, Transformers. One of the ways Air Force officials build a strong relationship with Hollywood is by allowing movie directors to shoot on their bases.

Plus celebrate an Air Force Week at St Louis, Mo., where the service was highlighted during various events including an enlistment ceremony of 40 men and women at a Cardinals baseball game. St Louis is one of six cities selected to celebrate the Air Force's 60th anniversary. Each Air Force Week is designed to inform and educate the public about the important roles the Air Force plays in support of the nation's defense. Next stop . . . . New England! Stay tuned for dates.

The long-format, weekly news show tells Air Force stories in more depth. The program is made up of three segments and each runs approximately eight minutes. Although each can stand alone, they are related to form a seamless program.

"Today's Air Force" can be seen every day on The Pentagon Channel and via American Forces Radio and Television Service stations all around the world or subscribe to receive the Air Force feed via podcast at:

Also, more than 100 cable-access stations air the program, which can be obtained either from a satellite feed or through a file-transfer protocol server. If you would like your local public access station to carry this program, send your request to:

To submit a story idea for "Today's Air Force," or for any Air Force News products, send an e-mail to

This week's line-up includes:

Segment A -
Air Force modernization/recapitalization
F-117 Nighthawk retired
C-21 Change-out
Air Mobility Command Rodeo

Segment B -
Air Force in Hollywood
Stargate SG-1
Transformers at Holloman

Segment C -
Air Force Week
Air Force Week in St. Louis
Air Force Week in Honolulu

SG1/Farscape: Ben Browder Mini-Series on SciFi Channel

From Variety:

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NBC Universal's cable networks soar

USA, Sci Fi, Bravo experience success


USA Network will use new segs of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" to build a Thursday beachhead, while Sci Fi Channel is readying a modern update of a Homerian classic.


"Sci Fi is developing the six-hour miniseries "Going Homer,"from "Farscape" alum Ben Browder and Andrew Prowse. Taken from theOdyssey, project will revolve around a 12-year-old, Homer Ulysses Jones, who sets off on a journey from L.A. to New York in order to escape a custody battle. Homer is able to see what others can't: Greek and Roman gods are here on earth, walking among mortals. Some gods will aid his journey, while others will seek to kill him inorder to prevent him from getting home.


SciFi Channel (US) - Repeats of SG1 Season 10 episodes

From the SciFi Channel's Schedulebot (which is always subject to changes)...

Repeats of "Dominion" air Friday, July 20th (7pm); "Unending" Friday, July 27 (7pm) ; and "The Shroud" - guest starring Richard Dean Anderson -- Saturday, August 11 at 1am.

Sanctuary - Webisode 5

From Sanctuary Fans:

Webisode 5 Preview

Written by Administrator

The preview for the much anticipated fifth Webisode of Sanctuary has been made available today. Boasting some new creatures, and new characters the preview is enough to whet the appetite! Webisode 5 will be available July 16th.

Click here to go to the preview page.

AP: Astronomers seek aid for galactic census

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Astronomers seek aid for galactic census
By RAPHAEL G. SATTER, Associated Press Writer
Wed Jul 11, 5:35 PM ET

LONDON - Scientists want Internet users to help them sort through an unusual digital photo album: pictures of about 1 million galaxies. In a Web statement Wednesday, astronomers asked for volunteers to help classify the galaxies, identifying them as either elliptical or spiral, and noting, where possible, in which direction they rotate.

It would the largest galactic census ever compiled, something scientists say would provide new insight into the structure of the universe.

"We're in the golden era of astronomy," said Bob Nichol, an astronomer at the University of Portsmouth, in southern England, who helped develop the "Galaxy Zoo" Web site where the photographs are posted. "We have more data than we can assimilate, and we need help."

Astronomers say computer programs have been unable to reliably classify the star systems. Without volunteers, it would take researchers years to wade through the photographs, which were taken automatically by a massive digital camera mounted onto a telescope at the Apache Point Observatory near Sunspot, New Mexico, Nichol said. With 10,000 to 20,000 people working to classify the galaxies, the process could take as little as a month.

Volunteers would sign on to the Web site, complete a brief tutorial, and pick through one galaxy after another.

The galaxies would be identified by several people to guard against errors, and scientists would rule on galaxies whose shape or spin was disputed by volunteers.

The catalog would help researchers understand how galaxies interacted and the way in which they formed, Nichol said, explaining that scientists still knew very little about galaxies beyond the fact that some were spiral-shaped while others were elliptical.

"It's a bit of like knowing that there are men and women in the world, but not knowing where they come from or how they're different," he said.

If the volunteers' data showed that galaxies close to each other spun in the same direction, for example, it would suggest that they were formed at the same time from a common source, a potential challengeto the current understanding of how galaxies — and the structure of the universe — came to be.

"At some level, what we learn about these galaxies could tell us something quite fundamental about cosmology and particle physics,"Nichol said.

The project was inspired by similar projects at NASA, such as Stardust(at)home, which enlisted the help of thousands of volunteers to sift through grains of space dust gathered during a 2006 mission. Another such program, SETI(at)home, taps volunteers' computer power to help scientists detect extraterrestrial radio signals.

Galaxy Zoo was developed by researchers from the University of Portsmouth and the University of Oxford in England, and Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.


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