Friday, March 28, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Specials, Marathons, Season 4 Premiere - Oh, My!

The SciFi Channel is celebrating the return of Battlestar Galactica with:



Airs Friday, March 28 at 10pm, with multiple repeats: March 29 at 1am, March 29 at 4:30am, March 31 at 1am, and April 1 at 3am.


Airs Friday, March 28 at 10:30pm, with multiple repeats: March 29 at 1:30am, March 31 at 1:30am and April 1 at 3:30am.


Daily Marathons beginning Monday, March 31 through Friday, April 4, from 8am to 6pm, and two episode repeats from 1am to 3am. Seasons one through three will be repeated.


"HE THAT BELIEVETH IN ME" Airs Friday, April 4 at 10pm, and is repeated: April 5 at Midnight, April 6 at 11pm and April 11 at 9pm.

Battlestar Galactica - Den of Geek: Katee Sackhoff Interview

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Battlestar Galactica: Katee Sackhoff conference interview

With the fourth and final season of Galactica airing in the US next Friday, Starbuck actor Katee Sackhoff engages a gaggle of journalists for a long chat...

by Martin Anderson

"We've been told who the final Cylon is, and I personally don't believe it. I think that's something that's going to be kept to the very end."

At 1pm EST, Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck, actor Katee Sackhoff, gave a long interview to a host of journalists from print and web publications that included the New York Times, Redeye, Cablefax, Niagara Frontier Publications, Soap Opera Weekly, e-online and many more.

Geek was there, and even if a gremlin meant we didn't get to ask our late question (one per publication was allowed), Katee held forth on many topics...


When Starbuck was temporarily killed off last season, it seemed like it was clumsily handled, the issue of whether you were actually gone and the show’s reaction to it...looking back, do you wish it had been handled a little better or not mentioned at all? Is there anything you would have played differently?

KS: "I don’t know. I know that you can only keep a secret a secret for so long; I know that as soon as I showed back up at work that it was going to be on the internet. Also I do think they should have kept me out until the very end. I mean, bringing Starbuck back in episode 16…what the hell was that? Why not wait ‘til twenty? I guess in Ron’s mind, he had a bigger cliff-hanger, and to have a bigger cliff-hanger than Starbuck coming back from the dead…only Battlestar Galactica could pull that off. With the crew and the cast thinking…that was not something I’d like to do again, that’s for sure."


What do you think the impact of the show has had for the sci-fi genre?

KS: "Battlestar Galactica, for sci-fi was…they treated it like reality. That’s what has been so interesting about our show, that we never relied on science-fiction to drive the show. We relied on the drama and the human condition…those really important questions were what we depended on for the show to move it along. Most science-fiction shows rely way too much on the bells and whistles. I think it’s opened doors in science-fiction to realise that regardless of…science-fiction is just a setting. It’s not a show, it’s a setting. It should never have been what the show is."

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Guys: Audio Interview with Bear McCreary

From The SciFi Guys:

Audio Interview with Battlestar Galactica composer Bear McCreary.

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Stargate Continuum: Voices from Krypton: Amanda Tapping Audio Interview

From Voices From Krypton:


Voices From Krypton recently had the opportunity to talk to actress Amanda Tapping. In this wide-ranging three-part interview, Amanda discusses her live action web series Sanctuary, which is a to become a television series, as well as her 10-year run as Samantha Carter on Stargate SG-1, her over to the spin-off, Stargate: Atlantis, and the shooting of two made-for-DVD Stargate films, The Ark of Truth and Continuum.


This is an audio interview from November 2007 with Amanda Tapping discussing Sanctuary, however, the third segment discusses both "Ark of Truth" and "Continuum."

Amanda Tapping (Col. Samantha Carter) and Ben Browder (Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell) filming at APLIS at the North Pole

Stargate / Sanctuary - Amanda Tapping - Just Giving: AT3 Amanda Tapping Event

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To date over £29,000 has been raised and this has enabled Amanda’s fans to sponsor five hearing dogs, as well as providing additional funds for other purposes. It takes £5,000 to train and support a hearing dog throughout its lifetime and we are hoping to add a sixth dog to the ‘Gabit Kennel’ in 2007.

Our next Event,

AT3 – Amanda Tapping A Weekend with her Fans - Reunion

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Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Weekly: Olmos, McDonnell, Moore Interviews

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March 27, 2008

Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell and Ronald D. Moore look ahead to the end of Battlestar Galactica

By Ian Spelling

Earlier this week, SCI FI Weekly caught up with Battlestar Galactica actors Tricia Helfer, Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff, as well as executive producer David Eick, to discuss the April 4 start of Galactica's fourth season on the SCI FI Channel and the fact that the current season will be the show's last.

Here, in additional interviews conducted in New York City at SCI FI Channel's 2008 upfront presentation to advertisers, stars Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, along with executive producer Ronald D. Moore, weigh in on the issues.

Ronald D. Moore, how prepared are you to let the show go?

Moore: Oh, it's hard. It's been such a great ride. It's been such a great experience. It's going to be hard to let it go and to know that there's not a Battlestar sitting up in Vancouver anymore. So it's bittersweet at best.

How will season four differ from what's come before it?

Moore: Well, season four is different in that this season it's one long, continuous season. It picks up, literally, where season three ended, in real time. Lee [Jamie Bamber] and Kara [Katee Sackhoff] are still on their Vipers. The Final Four have just revealed themselves. We're in the middle of what's about to be a space battle. We just pick up in real time, and then it's sort of one long story that branches off in a lot of different directions. There's going to be a lot of shakeup in the Cylon world. A lot of divisions are forming. Different alliances and counter-alliances form over there. Starbuck comes back and says she's been to Earth, and there are immediate questions of who believes, who doesn't believe her. What is she? Do we trust her? Is she a Cylon? Isn't she? That develops its own long storyline. There are a lot of different things that are in motion.


Mary McDonnell, how sad and/or relieved are you that the show is coming to an end?

McDonnell: I'm very sad to let go of the world. I think that's going to be difficult, because it's been an extraordinary opportunity to kind of externalize what we're going through. So it's been a real gift as an artist to be able to play in the realm. It's very hard to let go of the people. But I am very excited about completing this saga. I find that the energy going into the last nine, and knowing that we're completing the telling of the story, is a very unusual experience on television. You have the choice to go ahead and finish the story, and it's very specifically laid out to be bookended. So on that level I'm thrilled. I think it's a great idea. But I honestly don't even know yet what kind of hole it's going to leave. I'm probably just going to have to work for Hillary [Clinton] or something.


Edward James Olmos, how ready are you to get back on set and close out the Battlestar Galactica saga?

Olmos: I would love to just take the slowest, slowest train we can. This is really going to be a very, very sad ending on all the levels. The storylines are very, very dark. The fact that this is the final season, the fact that we won't work with this ensemble again, it's really heartbreaking.

A lot of people were surprised that you actually signed on for Battlestar Galactica ...

Olmos: I was surprised!


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Battlestar Galactica - TV Squad: Katee Sackhoff talks Battlestar Galactica

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Katee Sackhoff talks Battlestar Galactica

Early this afternoon (at least for me here on the east coast), Katee Sackhoff participated in a conference call with reporters, discussing her part as Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, both in seasons past and the upcoming final season of the series.

A brief excerpt:

* She said this seasons definitely going to shock people and probably ruffle some peoples' feathers. Be prepared to see things not all wrapped up nicely with a bow at the end of the series.

* Originally Starbuck was being cast as being a 35 year-old woman, but then they went with her.


Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld Play: The Phenomenon: Ronny Cox Video Interview

From GateWorld Play:

The Phenomenon: Ronny Cox

The actor behind Former Vice President Robert Kinsey talks about Stargate's success and the encounters he has had with fans through his music.

10:56 in length, formatted in Adobe Flash Player 9

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - SciFi Friday Line Up Mar 25 '08

From the SciFi Channel schedulebot, the SciFi Friday line up for March 25, 2008:

5:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 1) LETTERS FROM PEGASUS - Guest stars: Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter), Paul McGillion (Dr. Beckett), David Nykl (Dr. Zelenka), Ben Cotton (Kavanagh) and Dean Marshall (Bates)

6:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 THE LIGHT - Guest stars: Kristian Ayre (Loran),and Link Baker (Lt. Barber)

7:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (SEASON 9) THE FOURTH HORSEMAN - PT 1 - Guest stars: Cameron Bright (Orlin), Don S. Davis (General Hammond), Tony Amendola (Bra'tac), Bill Dow (Dr. Lee), Julian Sands (Doci), Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam), Louis Gossett Jr. (Gerak), Greg Anderson (Prior #1) and Jeff Judge (Aron)

8:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (SEASON 8) NEW ORDER - PT 1 - Guest stars: Torri Higginson (Dr. Weir), Patrick Currie (Fifth), Steve Bacic (Camulus), Kevan Ohtsji (Oshu) and Vince Crestejo (Yu)

9:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (SEASON 8) NEW ORDER - PT 2 Guest stars: Torri Higginson (Dr. Weir), David DeLuise (Pete Shanahan), Patrick Currie (Fifth), Steve Bacic (Camulus), Gary Jones (Technician), Kevan Ohtsji (Oshu) and Vince Crestejo (Yu)



11:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (SEASON 8) AFFINITY Guest stars: Guest stars: David DeLuise (Pete Shanahan) and Erica Durance (Krista)

12:00 AM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 4) TRAVELERS - Guest stars: Jill Wagner (Larrin) and Kavan Smith (Lorne)



02:00 AM STARGATE: THE MOVIE - Starring: Kurt Russell (Colonel Jack O'Neil), James Spader (Daniel Jackson), Jaye Davidson (Ra), Viveca Lindfors (Catherine), Alexis Cruz (Skaara), Mili Avital (Sha'uri), Erick Avari (Kasuf), French Stewart (Ferretti), and John Diehl (Lt. Kawalsky)



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Stargate: Ark of Truth - Sky One: Contest for AoT DVD - Signed - UK ONLY

From Sky One:

The long-awaited new film “Stargate: The Ark of Truth” picks up where Stargate SG-1 left off, thrusting the Stargate team - Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks), Vala (Claudia Black), Teal'c (Christopher Judge), Sam (Amanda Tapping) and Cam (Ben Browder) - into their most exciting adventure yet. For more info – click HERE

The DVD is in stores on 28th April – but we’ve got a copy of the DVD signed by the cast to give to one lucky fan!

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Battlestar Galactica - Zap2It: Season 4 Premiere a Friday Best Bet Apr 4 '08

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TV Best Bets for Friday, April 04

*All Times Eastern

Battlestar Galactica

10:00 PM - SCI FI

Yeah, well, the TV movie "Razor" was good and all -- but it's not what "BG" fans really wanted. What they really wanted was to know the confirmed identities of the remaining cylons, a good excuse for the implied mystic mumbo jumbo -- and Starbuck. In the final season starting tonight, they should get some resolution. Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Michael Hogan and Tricia Helfer return.

Stargate SG-1 - Christopher Judge - SciFi Wire: Dark Swarm

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12:00 AM, 28-MARCH-08

Cerra Lights Up Dark Star

Erica Cerra, who plays Deputy Jo Lupo on SCI FI Channel's original series Eureka, told SCI FI Wire that she'll co-star in the upcoming SF film Dark Swarm.

Dark Swarm follows a group of people who've survived an attack on Earth by carnivorous alien creatures and who prepare to make one last stand against them.


Cerra is joined in the cast by popular genre actors Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1) and Ed Wasser (Babylon 5). Tim Pyle (Decaying Orbit) has co-written and will direct. Pyle will also handle the visual effects, as he's done on such productions as Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and the SCI FI original miniseries Children of Dune.


Dark Swarm goes into production this summer with an eye toward a 2009 release. --Ian Spelling

Battlestar Galactica - Zap2It: Katee Sackhoff Interview

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The Long Goodbye of 'Battlestar Galactica'

By Kate O'Hare, Zap2it

March 28, 2008

By now, it should all have been over for Sci Fi Channel's "Battlestar Galactica" -- filming wrapped, cast and crew scattered, episodes working their way through the post-production process.

But thanks to a three-month shutdown for the Writers Guild of America strike, this week instead marks the beginning of filming for the final group of episodes in the fourth and last season of "Galactica."

"It's still the last season," star Katee Sackhoff says. "It's just taking a lot longer to shoot the dang thing than we thought it would."

On Friday, March 28, Sci Fi airs two half-hour specials to launch the first half of the 20-episode season, which starts airing April 4.


"They thought she was dead," Sackhoff says, "and now she's back, which in everyone's mind says 'Cylon.' If we look at past shows, how do they treat Cylons? They airlock them.

"So, that's where we come in, with Starbuck getting the rare, beautiful treatment of a Cylon. It's fantastic."