Friday, April 11, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Nicole de Boer cast in Stargate Atlantis/Christina Cox Returns

From GateWorld:

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Nicole de Boer cast in Stargate Atlantis


Trek actress cast in an upcoming episode of Stargate Atlantis. Also: Christina Cox returns, "Shrine" renamed.

A brief excerpt:

Actress Nicole de Boer has been cast in an upcoming episode of Stargate Atlantis, executive producer Joseph Mallozzi told readers of his blog. de Boer will play Dr. Alison Porter in "Whispers," expected to air as the seventh episode of Season Five.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: First info on Atlantis's 'Tracker'

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First info on Atlantis's 'Tracker'


The first story details on Season Five's "Tracker" have arrived at GateWorld!

A brief excerpt:

The first story details on "Tracker" have arrived at GateWorld! The episode is part of the upcoming fifth season of Stargate Atlantis, which is expected to begin airing this July in the United States.

Penned by staff writer-producer Carl Binder, the episode will pair Ronon Dex and Rodney McKay on an important off-world mission.

Stargate Atlantis - Amazon: Pre-Order Season 4 DVD

From Amazon:


Stargate Atlantis: Season 4

Starring: Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett

List Price:.....$49.98
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This title will be released on July 8, 2008.

Product Details

* Actors: Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa
* Format: Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
* Language: English
* Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
* Number of discs: 5
* Studio: Mgm Entertainment
* DVD Release Date: July 8, 2008
* Run Time: 900 minutes
* ASIN: B0017MO11O
* Sales Rank: #841 in Movies & TV (See Bestsellers in Movies & TV)

Garwin Sanford - Video - The Crow: Stairway to Heaven - 'Road Not Taken'

Courtesy of HULU, Mark Dacascos and Katie Stuart in 'Road Not Taken,' from The Crow: Stairway to Heaven.

A Crow leads Talon to a distraught mother whose infant daughter has just been kidnapped.

This episodes guest stars: Garwin Sanford, Peter Kent and Bobbie Phillips.

Stargate: Continuum - Amazon: Available for Pre-Order

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Stargate: Continuum (2008)

Starring: Ben Browder, Michael Shanks

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This title will be released on July 29, 2008.

Product Details

* Actors: Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge
* Format: Color, DVD-Video, Widescreen, NTSC
* Language: English
* Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
* Region: All Regions
* Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
* Number of discs: 1
* Studio: Fox Home Entertainment
* DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
* Run Time: 99 minutes
* ASIN: B0017MO10U

Stargate: Ark of Truth/Continuum - IGN: Interview: Stargate's Sam Carter Speaks

From IGN (Australia):

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Interview: Stargate's Sam Carter Speaks

Amanda Tapping - the woman who brought sexy back to smart.

by Joanna Cohen, IGN AU

Australia, April 10, 2008 - The woman who has made smart sexy for the past decade is once again fighting brutal enemies in distant galaxies as Stargate SG-1 returns with the ultimate voyage, Stargate: The Ark of Truth. Golden Globe and three-time Emmy Award winning actress, Amanda Tapping, is back as Sam Carter; the sexy scientist with one of the bleakest romance histories in space.

The final series of Stargate SG-1 may have drawn to a close but that is not the end of the story. This week sees the Australian release of the first of two DVD feature-length adventures. Stargate: the Ark of Truth concludes the series finale and sends SG-1 on their final mission to defeat the sinister Ori force.

Tapping talks to IGN AU about sci-fi women, shooting in the Arctic and over ten years of being Carter.


IGN AU: Did you go into this role with preconceptions about the portrayal of women in the sci-fi genre?

Amanda Tapping: I found the portrayal of women quite stereotypical – particularly early sci-fi. Women either played a very sexy alien or a bitchy leader. It was pretty one dimensional and linear to be honest. Uhura was the first character where you sort of went ooh she is intelligent but she still had to wear the short skirt. I think Captain Janeway blasted it out a lot too in terms of being a strong leader. I went in feeling that sci-fi had been very linear in its thinking, television in general can be very linear in its thinking.

IGN AU: What do you think it is about Stargate that has given it this phenomenal longevity?

Amanda Tapping: This is going to sound like the most esoteric answer in the world but it honestly just felt like there was some sort of magic when we all got together, There was something about the chemistry between the four actors and the writers and the mythology they were able to weave. At the end of the day, we all had a good time. I honestly think that that joy about our work translated onto the screen and made it kind of fun to watch. And I know that sounds really flaky but we did have a lot of fun making this show and I think that made it a lot of fun to watch. The writing was amazing, the mythology was great, the production values, the special effects they all helped make the show what it is.


IGN AU: I am interested to hear about your work with UNICEF.

Amanda Tapping: What I do with UNICEF is more of an educational angle. I go right into local schools and talk to the children about what a quarter means to a child in Tanzania; how much fresh water that buys, how many medical supplies that buys, how much penicillin that buys and how many pencils for the school. I put it into concrete terms for them. I will stand in front of an assembly and say, split yourselves into two groups and the kids will shuffle over. And then I will point to half the room and say that all of you guys are sick because you do not have enough water. And those of you who are healthy, split in half and half of you are in danger of losing your eyesight because of this reason and then break it down until there is only one tiny group of healthy children. They can then relate it to themselves on a more intimate level. I like to go into the schools and speak one on one with the kids. It is very hands on for me.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth is available on DVD in Australia on April 9, 2008.