Thursday, March 13, 2008

Farscape - SciFi Wire: Browder Eager For Web Farscape

From SciFi Wire:

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12:00 AM, 14-MARCH-08

Browder Eager For Web Farscape

Farscape star Ben Browder told SCI FI Wire that he looks forward to reprising the role of astronaut John Crichton in a much-talked-about proposed Web revival of his critically acclaimed SF series, which originally aired on SCI FI Channel.

Executive producer Brian Henson and creator Rockne O'Bannon are talking about how to revive Farscape on the Web in a series of 10 webisodes.

"At the moment, that's Rockne and Brian's job, and I'm aware that they're figuring out what they're going to do with it, but I don't know how far along in the process they are," Browder said.


SG1: Ark of Truth - NEW Behind-the-Scenes Photos Mar 13 '08

Courtesy of Jeni and her blog:

Two behind-the-scenes photos from Stargate: The Ark of Truth. Please follow the link above for the full-sized, higher-resolution photos.

Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder), Lt. Col. Sam Carter, IOA Representative Marrick (Currie Graham), Director of Photography Peter Woeste, and Stunt Coordinator Dan Shea

Lt. Col. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) aboard the Odyssey

Battlestar Galactica: SciFi Weekly: Reviews: Soundspace

From the SciFi Channel's SciFi Weekly:

(Please follow the link for the complete review.


March 13, 2008

Battlestar Galactica

Bear McCreary's season-three soundtrack uses world music to complement out-of-this-world revelations and horrors

Battlestar Galactica—Selected Music From Season Three
Music composed by Bear McCreary
La-La Land Records
MSRP: $15.98

By A.L. Sirois

This is the third in La-La Land's exemplary series of selected music from Battlestar Galactica, widely regarded even by non-SF types as being one of the better TV shows to come along in the past few years. BSG is a real "comeback kid," having been in its original incarnation a Star Wars ripoff more than anything else.


Battlestar Galactica: SciFi Wire: Letterman To Host Battlestar Cast

From SciFi Wire:

(Please follow the link for the complete SciFi Wire article.)

12:00 AM, 13-MARCH-08

Letterman To Host Battlestar Cast

Ten stars of SCI FI Channel's original series Battlestar Galactica will make an appearance on CBS' Late Show With David Letterman to present the Top 10 List on March 19.

They include Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas and Lucy Lawless. The show airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.

SG1: Ark of Truth - HypaSpace: Audio Interviews - Tapping,/Judge/Cooper

From Canada's Space channel's show, HypaSpace:

There is an audio podcast available for download:

March 8 - Interviews with James Callis, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Robert C. Cooper, Larry Hama and DC Fontana are featured on this podcast.

The Stargate segment of the audio podcast begins around the 16:00 mark. Robert C. Cooper is interviewed first (and outlines the plot of the movie). At approximately 17:24, Christopher Judge is interviewed. CJ said that "Teal'c goes to places where Teal'c has never gone before." At approximately 18:00, Amanda Tapping is asked what she thought the fan reaction of "The Ark of Truth" would be: "It's BIGGER, Bolder, Better! The movie wraps up loose threads from the last season and the SG1 team is back together again."

Stargate Atlantis - Season 4 - Photo of McKay's Bathtub!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog:

A photo of Rodney McKay's bathtub (complete with bubbles, but sans rubber ducky), that will be seen in the Stargate Atlantis fifth season episode, "Broken Ties:"

For the full-sized, higher-resolutioned version of this photo:

And a photo of the artwork for the bathtub (complete with rubber ducky):

Full size available here:

SG1: Ark of Truth - KUSA 9News: VIDEO Judge/Shanks Interview

From KUSA 9News (Denver, CO):

(Please follow the link for the complete text transcript.)

Stargate SG-1 legacy lives on

posted by: Jack Maher , Executive Producer


3:00 in length

Screenprints from the video:

KUSA - The longest-running sci-fi series in tv history is back as a movie. We talked to Stargate SG-1's Christopher Judge ("Teal'c) and Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson) about The Ark Of Truth on 9News 5 a.m.


"For years we'd been talking about doing a DVD feature or a theatrical release feature of some kind when the series concluded," says actor Shanks. "That was the logical time for such a project. What had happened in previous incarnations is just.... the series wouldn't die!"

Shanks knows fans will appreciate the DVD movies, but is still hopeful the franchise will one day crossover to the big screen. "It's always been talked about, especially by Brad Wright, our executive producer and show runner. He's always dreamed of finishing SG-1 the way the franchise began: with a theatrical film."


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Stargate SG1 - GateWorld: Judging Truth

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld two-page interview with Christopher Judge.)

Judging Truth

GateWorld talks with Christopher Judge

It was just at the beginning of the Ori story arc that GateWorld last talked with Christopher Judge. It seems fitting that we chat with him again just shortly after the Ori storyline is dealt with in the just-released DVD feature, Stargate: The Ark of Truth.

The actor has kept himself particularly busy in the months since Stargate: Continuum finished shooting. Not only is he in full pre-production of his new series Rage of Angels, he is performing the bigger task of being a father for the fourth -- and in some ways the first -- time.

We also chat about his recent appearance in the Stargate Atlantis episode "Midway," poke a bit of fun in the general direction of Teal'c's gray streak, and brave the murky waters of the overall religious messages from Seasons Nine, Ten, and Ark of Truth.

A brief excerpt:

GW: Let's go back to The Ark of Truth for a couple minutes. Tell us about filming the scenes in the mountains.

CJ: It was terrifying. When I read it I thought "Oh, it'll be cool. I'll be in the green screen. They're going to have some beautiful mountains behind me." Coop [Writer/Director Robert C. Cooper] goes to my trailer and he's like "How do you feel about heights?"

My claustrophobia is very much a matter of record. Any time there's anything -- "Do you have a phobia of this?" "What do you think about heights?" I was like, "Well, Coop, I don't know. What are you talking about?"

"How would you feel about taking a helicopter up to the Sisters Mountains, filming up there and doing all this stuff practical?" I said, "Wait a minute, so do you want me alone in nature?" [Laughter]