Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Stargate Atlantis: Adventures in SciFi Publishing: Interviews with Flanigan/Hewlett & More

From Adventures in SciFi Publishing:


Tuesday, August 07, 2007

AISFP 29 - Last Comic-Con Special: Stargate Atlantis Interviews

The wait is over. In this episode we present our interviews with Stargate Atlantis stars Joseph Mallozzi, Jewel Staite, David Hewlett, and Joe Flanigan.

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Show Notes:

- Sam and I geek out over Comic-Con. What a Con it was! I met my favorite actors, ran into Ben Browder, and chatted in the hallway with Carrie Vaughn. Sam shared an elevator with Chief Tyrol from BSG, sipped cocktails with Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and sat next to Neil Gaiman in a restaurant. Only at Comic-Con.

- Promo for The Silk Code

- Interviews with Joseph Mallozzi, Jewel Staite, David Hewlett, and Joe Flanigan. Pictures at:


- Bumper featuring Robert J. Sawyer.

- Sam and I wrap things up. Another big thanks to the kind Stargate folks for the great interviews! Sam and I will be at Conjecture in September speaking about podcasting. Come say hi.

- See you next week with Jacqueline Carey!

- Comic-Con pictures coming soon.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Gero to Infinity - Audio Interview

From GateWorld:


(Please follow the link to listen to the audio interview or to read the transcript at GateWorld.)

To everything there is a season. And to every season there is change. Season Three of Stargate Atlantis was no exception. Some changes we enjoyed. Some we didn't. But all in all, it was to make us believe Atlantis is a living, breathing organism -- a creature continuing to grow -- while dealing with creative decisions and the unexpected road blocks of life.

In our latest interview with Martin Gero, the writer/producer for the series discusses some of the latest changes, both in cast and crew. He expresses his feelings toward the departure of Brad and Rob from the day-to-day operations of Atlantis, and to the changes in the cast of the series itself. This article includes complete spoilers for Season Four!

GateWorld's interview with Martin is available in MP3 audio format for easy listening, and runs 38 minutes. It is also transcribed [at the site]. You can also download the interview to your MP3 player and take GateWorld with you!

A brief excerpt:


GW: How did you to come to the conclusion that leaving Lantia was the best course of growth for the show? Add a level of adventure to it or a level of insecurity? Because we've had this planet for so long and now we're going to take off from it.

MG: I personally had a problem with -- everyone in that galaxy knows where Atlantis is. Everyone. So if the only thing that comes out of this is we're on a different planet that people can't go to ... We did the whole "invisible city" thing for a while. That was incredibly effective. But word got out again. Word will get out again, too, this time.

The season finales need to be cool. We've been on this planet for three years. We knew that thing was a space ship for three years. We saw it take off in the opening moments of the pilot. We kind of cheated with "Progeny" in getting the city into space. I thought, knowing the potential changes that we were going to make in the fourth season, I thought there would be a sense of roundness to it if we were to sink the city again and then have it take off. It's all just cool stuff. At the end of the day this is going to be a really awesome thing to do.