Saturday, April 19, 2008

Battlestar Galactica - Wired: Mark Stern on Galactica's Future

From Wired:

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Galactica's Future as 'Allegory for the American Revolution'

By Patrick Di Justo

April 19, 2008

NEW YORK -- Where will Battlestar Galactica fans get their heavy dose of revolutionary sci-fi after the show ends?

In Caprica, if Mark Stern has his way. The BSG prequel (the pilot's in the works) will follow Galactica's successful template, tackling weighty issues through science fiction's speculative lens, according to Stern, executive vice president of original programming for Sci Fi Channel.

Stern was the odd man out Saturday at the Galactica panel at New York Comic Con -- as if anyone could compete with the other panelists: actors Michael Hogan (who plays Col. Saul Tigh), Rekha Sharma (Tory Foster) and Michael Trucco (Sam Anders).

After the panel discussion, spoke to Stern about the science of Battlestar Galactica and the freedom science fiction offers creative types. Stern also dropped some compelling hints about the future of the Galactica franchise.

Wired: Battlestar Galactica has been called "science fiction without the science." Do you agree?

Stern: "Really? I think the show is science. It's more science than fiction, actually. It's not about transporters and laser beams. The emphasis is so much on being in our world; not having aliens, shooting real bullets, things like that. The science of Battlestar Galactica is our science. Probably the only thing we take liberties with is jumping."



Battlestar Galactica's 'Escape Velocity" airs Friday, April 25 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Video: 'Awakening, Part 1'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's, 'Awakening, Part 1."

Part 1 of 2. Frozen in space in the year 1987, Buck Rogers is awakened 500 years later on an alien vessel.

Starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, and Tim O'Connor. Guest stars include Henry Silva, Joseph Wisema and Pamela Hensley.

Stargate SG-1 - You Tube Video: Michael Shanks on ET Canada

With many thanks to the Chevron 26 site for the heads up:

Video from Michael Shanks and Lexa Doig's appearance on ET Canada in March 2008.

Stargate: Continuum - Teaser trailer from Ark of Truth DVD

Richard Dean Anderson - "Though the Eyes of a Killer" Fri May 2

Airing on the Sundance cable channel Friday May 2 at 7:30pm, the '92 made-for-TV movie, "Through the Eyes of a Killer," starring Richard Dean Anderson, Marg Helgenberger, Joe Pantoliano and Melinda Culea.

This movie was filmed in Vancouver, so some familiar locales seen in a variety of tv series/features filmed in Vancouver are seen. And Dan Shea makes a brief appearance towards the end of the flick as a police officer.

For screen prints, please visit Ewokmonster's Richard Dean Anderson Roles:

Babylon 5 - Video: 'Midnight on the Firing Line'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'Midnight on the Firing Line.'

Commander Sinclair is accused of trying to murder an alien ambassador during an important peace conference held on Babylon 5.

Starring: Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Andrea Thompson, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik. With guest stars including Paul Hampton and Peter Trencher.

Stargate SG-1 / Richard Dean Anderson - Auction: Lunch with RDA!

From a Richard Dean Anderson website e-mail update announcement for April 19, 2008:

A new link has been added to the RDA site with information about a special auction for lunch with Richard Dean Anderson.

A special Earth Day auction is being held to benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the world's water resources, and an organization for which Richard serves on the Board of Trustees. Among the items up for auction is an opportunity for a private lunch with Richard Dean Anderson in Vancouver in August. Other Stargate-related auctions are available as well, including lunches with Amanda Tapping, Joe Flanigan, and Jewel Staite. The auction runs through April 29th.

You'll find the information in the Updates section of the site.

Thanks for visiting!

Richard Dean Anderson Website

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld Play: Video: The Phenomenon: Kavan Smith

From GateWorld Play:

The Phenomenon: Kavan Smith

The actor behind Major Evan Lorne discusses Stargate's "almost manic" fan base and why he believes the TV shows have been so successful.

Running time: 4:12, formatted in Adobe Flash Player 9.

Screen prints from the video clip:

Battlestar Galactica - Edward James Olmos Video Q&A

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, Edward James Olmos Q&A - Edward James Olmos answers SciFi Channel's Battlestar Galactica's forum fans' queries in this special Q&A series.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'The Ties That Bind' Episode

Courtesy of HULU, Battlestar Galactica's episode 'The Ties That Bind.'

Kara leads a lonely search for Earth as intrigue and strife plague humans and Cylons alike.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Trailer for 'Escape Velocity'

Stargate: Ark of Truth - Starlog Magazine # 365 - Ark of Truth Article

From Starlog Magazine:

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On Sale Now: STARLOG #365


The SG-1 team reunites to seek The Ark of Truth

Adrian Paul reprises his immortal role

Again, Doug Jones unmasks as Hellboy’s pal

Producer Mark Johnson previews the new epic

Director Jon Favreau builds a Marvel of a movie

Tahmoh Penikett bids Battlestar goodbye

This year, Eve Myles handles new missions


Indiana Jones - USA Today: Harrison Ford Interview

From USA Today:

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Harrison Ford is a portrait of rugged individualism

By Anthony Breznican, USA TODAY

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Indiana Jones always finds what he's looking for in isolated, faraway places. The same could be said of Harrison Ford.

The leading man of Star Wars, The Fugitive, Witness and Air Force One— and of course Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, coming May 22 — is happiest in the private 800-acre woodlands around his Wyoming home or soaring over the American landscape in one of his many private aircraft.


Many of the plotlines of Crystal Skull are still secret, but Ford says the movie will try to give new perspectives on his globe-trotting, fist-fighting archaeologist. Jones happens to be among Ford's favorite characters, and he has put his own curmudgeonly rogue qualities into him.

"He's a guy who is pretty clear from the beginning," Ford says. "He has not changed so much between films. But we've learned more about him, through various plot devices, such as the introduction of his father. And we'll learn something more about him in this film. I think it's required. If you're going to bring back a character, you'll have to supply the audience with something more and different.

"The adventure is very, very important. But it's interesting to discover a facet of the character that perhaps you hadn't explored before."


The Highlander - Video: 'Bad Day in Building A'

Courtesy of HULU, The Highlander's 'Bad Day in Building A,' starring Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot and Stan Kirsch. With guest stars Amanda Wyss, Andrew Divoff, Jay Brazeau and Gary Jones.

When Tessa, Richie and MacLeod are taken hostage by armed mercenaries led by a convincing killer (Andrew Divoff), their captors discover that nobody dies harder than an immortal.