Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Audio Interview with Carl Binder

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link to download the .mp3 formatted audio interview, or read the transcription at the GateWorld site.)


GateWorld Talks With Carl Binder

Photo courtesy of GateWorld.

As Stargate Atlantis stands on the threshold of its fourth season, the show's writing staff faces a new series of challenges. Atlantis's sister show is off the air; SCI FI Channel ratings are down across the board; and there are major changes in the series' cast.

GateWorld recently sat down with seasoned writer-producer Carl Binder to talk about last year, the coming year, and his feelings about where the series stands as it moves forward into the new season. In the interview, he shares his thoughts on the difficulties of losing cast members, as well as his enthusiasm for new characters joining the show. He also tells us which episodes from the early part of Season Four he likes the most so far, and which Season Three episode he thought didn't measure up.

GateWorld's interview with Carl is available in MP3 audio format for easy listening, and runs about 25 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: Are you excited about having Jewel Staite on the show?

CB: Incredibly excited! I could not be happier, from her first day of dailies on "First Strike." She is a total pro.

We are all huge Firefly fans here on the show. We used her once before on "Instinct" as a Wraith, and knew she was great then. So when she came in as this character, it was terrific. And then, before we start shooting, we always have the cast and producer dinner, and I was able to talk to her for a long time. [She's] just a real
sweetheart and a pro, and has been a really nice addition to the show.

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Sep 12 - NEW Video clip

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for September 12, 2007:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. Photos are non-SGA, and there's a new video clip.)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

**massive snippage**

Well, back home now and thought I'd address an issue that's been on my mind for the past couple of days. I'm not sure if any of you have noticed, but it would seem that the first two episodes of season four have made their way onto the internet. That, my friends, is what I would call a bad case scenario. But not a worst case scenario. No. You know what a worst case scenario would be? If Sci Fi sent out the first two episodes of the season in their press kits and mistakenly included rough cuts instead of finished episodes. Yeah, that would be the worst of both worlds. Not only would the episodes be available for the fans to screen well before the premiere, but they would be half-finished episodes with temp visual effects and devoid of music
and sound effects. Ho ho ho! Imagine if THAT happened? Anyway -

Today's pic: ROAD TRIP!!!

Today's video: Your long overdue Hewlett fix.¤t=Doesntwork.flv

Photo is a screencap from today's video clip.

Mailbag -


JedI writes: "Will we ever get to see Sheppard use the stick fighting skills he's acquired from Teyla, other then just sparring?"

Answer: Not this year.

So if there is a season 5 will we see it happen?"

Answer: Yes. Even though we haven't given any real thought to stories beyond the season four finale, we do know that we absolutely must do a "Sheppard uses his stick fighting skills" episode. To that end, I have both Carl and Alan working on this high-priority idea and hope to have the makings of a two-parter (if not three-parter) built around the concept a.s.a.p.


Mrs.B108 writes: "Will Ronon get to show more of himself than the warrior we all know?"

Answer: Yes. We'll be glimpsing a softer side to Ronon this season.

Dede writes: "1) Does Teyla or Ronon ever get the ancient gene? 2) Your take on Yorkies? 3)Rieslings - what kind if you like them?"

Answers: 1) Nope. 2) Love `em. 3) Like them but not enough to have a


Sable writes: "I was wondering why the people on the Atlantis expedition drink from bottled water when they are in a city that is floating in a whole ocean of water?"

Answer: Pegasus water has a funny taste.


Stargate SG-1 - Avatar Press: Judge/Shanks signed Comic Book

From Avatar Press:

2007 Convention Exclusive Releases

Previously available only at this summer’s conventions, the items below are now available to order direct from Avatar via our direct sales agent Comic Cavalcade.

Here’s a link to the complete list of 2007 convention exclusives.

2007 Convention Exclusives


Stargate SG-1 2007 Special SDCC and SDCC Shanks / Judge signed

STARGATE SG1 2007 Special SDCC Photo
US $9.99
Writer: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This new photo cover featuring Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge was previously only available at San Diego Comicon and is limited to just 500 copies!

STARGATE SG1 2007 Special SDCC Photo- Shanks / Judge Signed
US $75
Writer: James Anthony
Art: Jorge Correa
Readership: All Ages
Format: Full Color, 16 pages

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Only 50 copies of this edition are available signed by both Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge! This new photo cover featuring Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge was previously only available at San Diego Comicon.