Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - Video: Christina Cox, Nicole de Boer

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for April 22, 2008:


(Please follow the the link for the three video clips embedded in the blog update, and to read Mr. Mallozzi's complete blog update.)

Today’s video: Gun school!!! Christina, Nicole, and Janina prepare for battle!

[Christina, Nicole and Janina are guest starring in Stargate Atlantis' fifth season episode, 'Whisper,' starring Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett. The episode is written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie and directed by William Waring. ]

Video One: Janina Gavankar - 12 second video clip, practice firing with a P90

Video Two: Nicole de Boer - 16 second video clip, practice firing with a 9mm sidearm

Video Three: Christina Cox - 26 second video clip, practice firing (and reloading) with a P90

The Invisible Man - Video: 'Ralph'

Courtesy of HULU, The Invisible Man's 'Ralph,' starring Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones and Michael McCafferty. Guest stars include Tucker Smallwood and Anne Welles.

Darien pretends to be a traumatized little girl's imaginary friend in order to learn the identity of a sniper who killed a foreign dignitary.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Sneak Peek - 'Escape Velocity'

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, a sneak peek of Battlestar Galactica's 'Escape Velocity.'

Watch this sneak peek from episode 406, "Escape Velocity" and tune in to Battlestar Galactica every Friday at 10/9C on SCI FI.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: First story details on 'The Queen'

From GateWorld:


(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

First story details on 'The Queen'


The first info has arrived for the ninth episode of Stargate Atlantis's upcoming fifth season.

A brief excerpt:

The first info has arrived for "The Queen," the ninth episode of Stargate Atlantis's upcoming fifth season. The episode will see the return of a dangerous ally from Season Four, and one of the Atlantis team's most unusual missions yet.

The episode is written by staff writer Alan McCullough, and will go before cameras in the coming weeks. Here is what we know so far:

James Caviezel - Video: Trailer for Outlander

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan (Caviezel), a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

Starring: James Caviezel, Sophia Myles, Ron Perlman and John Hurt.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth - Total SciFi: Robert C. Cooper Interview

From Total SciFi:


(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Posted on Tuesday 22 April 2008

Robert C. Cooper: The Truth, the whole Truth and nothing but the Truth

Stargate: The Ark of Truth is the first of two straight-to-DVD movies to follow the tenth and final season of Stargate: SG-1. Ark of Truth is written and directed by executive producer Robert C. Cooper.

“Ben Browder happens to be very good at having the crap beat out of him,” he tells Bryan Cairns.

Once Stargate: SG-1 was cancelled, how did Ark of Truth get set up?

We wanted to do a straight-to-DVD or some form of long movie and take the show to another level. We had this as a back up plan should season 11 not get picked up. We also boxed ourselves into a financial decision where we were producing two shows; we had this infrastructure in place and it was benefiting both shows to have some crossover in terms of stage space and resources.

It was actually going to end up costing Atlantis to a certain extent not to have a sister production running. We needed to do something or rethink the way we did things around here. MGM was already embarking on a slate of straight-to-DVD movies so it just felt like a natural fit to extend the franchise that way and keep people excited about SG-1. If the question was directed more creatively, when we were discussing what the end of season 10 would be, I didn’t feel we had the time to do it justice. If people continue to watch the franchise and their biggest complaint is there is not enough, that they want more, well, that is okay.


Stargate: The Ark of Truth is out now on region 1 DVD and is released on region 2 DVD on 28 April 2008.

Highlander - Video: 'Deadly Medicine'

Courtesy of HULU, Highlander's 'Deadly Medicine,' starring Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot and Stan Kirsch. With guest stars Joe Pantoliano and Stephen E. Miller.

After he's 'killed' in an accident, MacLeod is held captive by a deranged trauma surgeon (Joe Pantoliano) who may force him to reveal the secret of the Immortals.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - 2008 Constellation Awards Nominees Announced

The 2008 Constellation Awards Nominees were announced this morning by
the TCON Promotional Society at:


(Please follow the link for the complete list of categories/nominees.)

The 2008 Constellation Awards ceremony will be held at Polaris 22, taking place on the weekend of July 11-13, 2008.

FANS vote on the nominees. Please go to the website for more information.

Nominees include:

Best Female Performance in a 2007 Science Fiction Television Episode

Amanda Tapping - Stargate: SG-1 - The Road Not Taken
Carey Mulligan - Doctor Who - Blink
Christina Cox - Blood Ties - 5:55
Katee Sackhoff - Battlestar Galactica - Maelstrom
Kristen Bell - Heroes - Cautionary Tales
Kristin Chenoweth - Pushing Daisies - Dummy
Naoko Mori - Torchwood - Greeks Bearing Gifts

Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2007

Battlestar Galactica
Doctor Who
Stargate: Atlantis

Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2007

Doctor Who Canadian Co-Production
Laura Vandervoort - Actress, "Smallville"
Stargate SG-1 - Filmed in Canada
Supernatural - Filmed in Canada
Tanya Huff - Creator, "Blood Ties"
Torchwood - Canadian Co-Production

In order for you to be eligible to vote, at least one of the following must be true:

1. You are either a Canadian citizen (not necessarily living in
Canada) or a permanent resident of Canada, OR
2. You attended the Polaris 21 convention in July, 2007, OR
3. You are currently a member of the TCON Promotional Society, with a membership not expiring before Polaris 22 (July of 2008).

Battlestar Galactica - HULU: Tricia Helfer Video Interview

Courtesy of HULU and Hollywood 411 Mania, a Tricia Helfer video interview.

On Hollywood 411, Chris Harrison goes one-on-one with Hollywood's hottest robot, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA'S Tricia Helfer!

Video: Wall-E vs a Magnet

Voice From Krypton: Guillermo Del Toro Exclusive Audio Interview

From Voices From Krypton:


(Please follow the link to listen to the audio interview.)


Over this past weekend Voice From Krypton had an opportunity for a one-on-one interview with Hellboy II director Guillermo del Toro, who also spent a bit of time talking about his approach to The Hobbit -- if he ends up making it, the decision of which he says should be known within the coming week. In the meantime, this interview represents his personal views on what will surely be one of the most anticipated films of the decade.

Babylon 5 - Video: 'Born to the Purple'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'Born to the Purple,' starring Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas and Peter Jurasik. With guest stars including Clive Revill and Robert Phalen.

Sinclair (MICHAEL O'HARE) helps save Londo's (PETER JURASIK) political career when an exotic dancer steals Londo's secret files in order to gain her freedom from her sadistic owner...

Supernatural - TV Guide Online: Supernatural Returns: Burning Questions Answered!

From TV Guide Online:


(Please follow the link for the complete TV Guide Online article.)


Supernatural Returns: Burning Questions Answered!

After an impossibly long two-month hiatus due to the writers' strike, Supernatural finally returns with new episodes this week. And to celebrate, we've conjured up another Q&A. Will there be an extended Season 4? How do fans' opinions affect the show's direction? Will we get answers about this year's finale? Supernatural creator Eric Kripke is back to tackle your questions and theories. Plus, he has a special message about this week's all-new episode. Supernatural airs Thursdays at 9 pm/ET on the CW.


With all the debate about Bela, etc — whom I personally don't mind — I find myself wondering how much the displeasure or pleasure of the fans affects the direction of the show. Are you swayed or do you stick to your vision and hope they'll stick with you? — islandgyal

Kripke: Here's another honest answer. The reality is, I have a core story that I want to tell, and I've never wavered from it, not once. It's the saga of the Winchester clan — who the brothers really are, who their parents really are, why Demons are so closely intertwined with them, what their destiny really is. It's an epic, emotional family story at its heart, and to me, that's what Supernatural is really and truly about. Beyond that, story elements come and go, some are introduced, and others discarded. And whether we keep a storyline or toss it is based on several elements: the writers' opinions, the realities of actors' schedules, and yes, at times, the opinions of the fans. We value the fan response. It works as a kind of real-time audience testing. We never listen to specific comments…. But if the fans overwhelmingly reject something, over and over and over, on every website, we tend to pay attention to that. Again, I want to stress, it never alters the core story and central mythology; if the fans don't like that, then they should go watch Grey's. But if one of the outer-orbit, less important stories just isn't working, the writers don't feel so self-important that we need to keep it. There's always room to make the show better, and that means trying new things, keeping the things that work, losing the things that don't.

And finally, though it wasn't a posed question, I'd like to add one more thing: I love Ghostfacers (airing this Thursday at 9 pm/ET). I don't love every episode, but I think it turned out great, and it's one of my favorites. Go to CWTV.com/ghostfacers for a sneak preview and tons of outtakes.

Stargate: Continuum - NEW MGM Publicity Stills Apr 21 '08

With many thanks to Andreas at GateWorld Forum for the MGM publicity stills from Stargate: Continuum:


(Please follow the link for the full-sized, higher-resolution version of these publicity stills. There is another photo of Jack O'Neill [Richard Dean Anderson] at the link above that is a tad too spoilery for me to post here.)

Stargate in ice...


Recreating the Arctic on the set (to film the Daniel Jackson Arctic scenes, as Michael Shanks couldn't go to the Arctic due to prior filming commitments [24])

Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping), Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder), Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks)

Cam and Daniel