Saturday, February 23, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Feb 23 '08 - NEW Photos

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for February 23, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete MASSIVE blog udpate. And for the full-sized, higher-resolutioned behind-the-scenes photos from The Kindred, Part 1.)

February 23, 2008:

The Kindred, Part 1 - What the hell was I thinking?!

Long before this script was outlined or we had even sat down to spin this story, I had two scenes in mind for Beckett's return to Stargate Atlantis. The first, was the final scene of part one. The second, was the final scene of part two. Aside from those two scenes, I had no idea how the events leading up to this episode would dovetail and pay off. I knew we wanted to bring Carson back (the groundwork had been subtly laid way back in Season 3's Vengeance in which, after some discussion with Carl and Martin, it was decided to go back and layer in a clue pointing to Michael's involvement in the seeming resurrection. Isn't it funny how Michael's made so much progress with the retrovirus? It's like he's taken our research and made it his own).

We wanted to solve the mystery of the missing Athosians. And we wanted to bring back the Michael and pay off all of his nefarious planning with a big, galaxy-wide scheme. Sure, there were other elements that we wanted to set up/include/pay-off, but those were the big goals. Goals, clearly, too big for only one episode. So we spun both stories and I took part one, while Alan headed off with part two. What follows are my (now hazy) recollections of the writing of Kindred I -


Like I said - way back when, before we even sat down to spin this story, I knew how I wanted Part 1 to end. And if SciFi hadn't spoiled it in their promo, it would have been perfect.

A brief sampling of the photos (reduced in size to fit this blog)

Director Peter Woeste (the TALL man on the far left), next to Joe Flanigan and a partially hidden Rachel Luttrell

Jason Momoa and David Hewlett

Paul McGillion

Jewel Staite

Stargate Atlantis - A Poem for The Kindred, Part 1

Stargate Atlantis, how do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth of the Machiavellian plotting in this episode,
and the heigth of Ronon in all his glory (and that his soul can reach).
When I'm feeling out of sorts
for the ends of entertainment and ideal joy
I have thee, Stargate Atlantis, to brighten my week!
For the ends of being ideal TV fare
I love thee to the level of Friday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light, and electricity
I love thee freely, as men strive for right in the Pegasus Galaxy.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise (mainly from the cursed media critics).
I love thee with the passion put to use to protect Teyla and all whom the Lanteans love and vow to protect.
In my old grief with unfulfilled promise of TV joy (Firefly) , and with my childhood's faith (in Star Trek: The Original Series)
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose (for a few moments)
With the cancellation of Stargate SG1.
I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better during SEASON TEN!

(With all due apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

And wow! Peter Woeste was back to direct this episode! We missed you Peter!


Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Feb 22 '08 - NEW Photos!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for February 22, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are NEW photos from SGA season 5 production. Please follow the link above for the full-sized, higher-resolutioned photos.)

February 22, 2008:

Production shifts, some headway made, and that final first half slot filled

Yesterday, production shifted from Norco to the Bridge Studios, leaving the dark and sinister confines of the wraith sets for the clean sleek environs of the Earth ship Daedalus. Almost the entire cast was on the lot in addition to a few familiar faces (pictured). And I'm pleased to report that Search and Rescue is coming along
nicely. It will continue the tradition of big Atlantis season openers.


Martin Christopher (Major KEVIN Marks)

Amanda Tapping (Col. Samantha Carter)

Amanda and writer/producer Martin Gero

Amanda and Mitch Pileggi (Col. Steven Caldwell)


Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: New plot details on 'Broken Ties'

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

New plot details on 'Broken Ties'


New details have arrived for the third episode of Stargate Atlantis's upcoming fifth season!

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate - 10 Additional Pub Stills for Kindred, Part 1

MGM Stargate has uploaded an additional ten stills for The Kindred,Part

A brief sampling:

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel Updates for The Kindred, Part 1

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis site, updates for February 29, 2008:

"The Kindred, Part 1"

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos

NEW Alex Levine Blog update for “The Kindred, Part 1:”

NEXT new episode: "The Kindred, Part 2:" And old friend’s unforeseen return spurs a race against time to rescue a missing teammate.

Special Guest Stars: Paul McGillion, Connor Trinneer

Trailer for "The Kindred, Part 2:"


NEW Quiz:


Feb. 23, 2008

Neither Wraith nor man, this perennial enemy of Atlantis just won't quit. Take the quiz and see how well you know Michael and all his nefarious schemes!

GET IN THE GATE SWEEPSTAKES - The Iris Closes March 14, 008!


From the MGM Stargate site:

Unlock the Gate Sweepstakes

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate - Kindred 2 Trailer, Stills...

From MGM Stargate:

Trailer for The Kindred, Part 2

(Screenprints from the trailer)

Publicity Stills for The Kindred, Part 2 (12 of them - although several appear to be from Kindred, Part 1)

A brief sampling:

The Kindred, Part 2 - Preview

Original air date: February 29, 2008

An old friend’s unforeseen return spurs a race against time to rescue a missing teammate.

The Kindred, Part One Game