Monday, February 25, 2008

Stargate SG1: Ark of Truth - Stargate Hub Planned Updates For This Week

Posted by Jenny at GateWorld Forums:

Hi, all:

My name is Jenny and I am the moderator for the Stargate Hub for Fox ( I just wanted to drop a line and let you know what we are posting this week:

--new exclusive photos from AoT in the Photo Gallery

--new wallpapers (2) though not exclusive as our international partners will be using them, too

--rewards (FINALLY!) out to all Gateroom members: all members will be receiving digital rewards this week, and then we have signed posters from Atlantis & an SG-1 Boxed Set for the user with the most points the week of the AoT release

--also, the Countdown Widget will be getting new photos that are exclusive to just the Widget

--new clips uploaded next week from Aot (Behind the Scenes clips exclusive from our friends at the studios)

--new screensavers next week just for AoT

We should have these posted no later than Wednesday this week but I will keep you updated on this thread for new content.


Jenny S.

Stargate SG-1: Ark of Truth - Impact Magazine: March '08 Issue: Beyond Stargate

From Impact Magazine:

£3.50 plus £2.50 postage print issue

Digital issues also available

Contents include:

Beyond Stargate

Michael Shanks and Christopher Judge discuss the upcoming Stargate DVD movies and the heaven and hell of future projects...

Q: This has been the first season without a regular SG-1 outing in ten years, has time flown or is this a moment to breathe out and relax a little?

Michael Shanks: There's mixed emotions. I've done nothing for ten years before. I haven't stayed in the same school for ten years, never had a job before this for ten years - or nine of the ten years on Stargate. Just to have a job in this industry, a steady place to go and be in a city you like... to have that kind of comfort is great. But to not have that situation, to have that family with me, to have your schedule be wide open as opposed to - I hate to say it - telling you what to do... It's like being institutionalised and then being let out of prison... what do you do NOW?

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Big Finish: The Missions Continue

From Big Finish Productions:






LONDON -- UK-based Big Finish Productions, which specializes in producing high-quality audio drama and talking books on CD, has signed an agreement with MGM Consumer Products to release a new range of licensed audio books based on the record-breaking TV series Stargate SG-1 and its sister show, Stargate Atlantis.

An initial series of six productions will be released monthly, beginning in April of this year. Each release will feature a new story read by one of the regular cast members of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis along with a supporting actor. The productions will be available on a single CD and as an MP3 file as part of Big
Finish's new online download service.

The first title in the series is Stargate SG-1 Gift of the Gods written by established Stargate novelist, Sally Malcolm. The SG-1 adventure, read by Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson), unravels the mystery of the Stargate Command and its connection to an alternate reality.

Shanks, a Sci-Fi and Stargate fan-favourite, was delighted to take part in the first instalment of this new series and stated: "Sally's story is incredible and it's fun for me to have Daniel Jackson kind of pop out again. I enjoyed it thoroughly and I can't believe no one has thought of it before!"

Writer Sally Malcolm believes Daniel Jackson was the perfect choice for the first drama: "Daniel was an obvious choice as the lead because his voice is so strong and distinctive, and because he's a historian and a chronicler of events it worked beautifully to have him tell the story. He's also a very empathetic character, so through his eyes we get to observe the feelings of all the other characters which gives the story a more rounded emotional resonance".

Stargate SG-1 – Gift of the Gods is directed by Sharon Gosling who also serves as producer of the talking books series and has written several books on Stargate. "I was so excited when Michael said he was interested in being involved," says Sharon. "He was one of the first actors to say yes, not only to providing the lead voice for a story, but also to being a 'supporting voice' in one of the later releases as well. As a result, we were able to have one story set in season
three, with the `original' team, and one set in season ten, featuring Daniel and Vala (Claudia Black)". Also confirmed for the new audio books is Torri Higginson with further names to be announced.

Sharon Gosling and James Swallow have contributed two stories for the audio series, with Sally Malcolm also contributing a further story.

Each Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis release will cost £9.99 on CD or £8.99 to download. The CDs will also be available in bookshops as well as specialist outlets such as Tenth Planet, Forbidden Planet and Galaxy 4.

Stargate SG-1, the longest running Sci-Fi series in American television history, aired for a remarkable ten seasons. The show enjoyed a milestone 200th episode and Stargate Atlantis its spin-off series, is currently in production on season 5 and will celebrate its 100th episode this year.

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel Trailer for "The Kindred, Part 2"

The SciFi Channel has the trailer for "The Kindred, Part 2" available:

(Screenprints for the video)

Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett...we hope!

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Behind the Scenes: The Kindred, Part 1

From MGM Stargate:

Behind the Scenes: The Kindred, Part 1

February 25, 2008 (Episodes)

`The Kindred' takes the team to a whole variety of new places – and it was down to production designer James Robbins to create them!

A brief excerpt:

`The Kindred' is an epic adventure for the Atlantis crew, picking up on the story of Teyla's lost people, her unborn baby and another of the team's arch-enemies, Michael. It's an episode that sees much of its action take place away from the City in a range of new places.

For the first episode in the two-part extravaganza, production designer James Robbins had several new environments to carry the story. There, was, for example, the facility in which Michael has been conducting his experiments, and the village Teyla's visions lead them to.

VIDEO: Ark of Truth: Movie vs TV Show

Stargate Atlantis - The SciFi World: Leela Savasta Interview

From The SciFi World:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Leela Savasta interview

A brief excerpt:

Gilles Nuytens: Comedy roles or dramatic roles, what's the easiest to play for you? Any preferences?

Leela Savasta: I like both comedy and drama as they each have their unique challenges......

Stargate SG-1: Ark of Truth - MGM Stargate: NEW Video: Movie vs TV Show

From MGM Stargate:

Movie v. TV

1:18 5MB

Formatted in QuickTime 7

(Some screenprints from the video clip)

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Poll Feb 25 '08

From MGM Stargate:


What do you think of the casting changes for Season 5?

* I'll Wait and See.

* Boo!

* Yay!