Thursday, April 24, 2008

Babylong 5 - Video: 'The Gathering'

Courtesy of HULU, the pilot for Babylon 5, 'The Gathering."

The ambassador from Vorlon survives an attempted assassination soon after landing on the Babylon 5 space station. The hunt for a prime suspect turns up the unexpected.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Rachel Luttrell Audio Interview

From GateWorld:

(Please follow the link to download the audio and/or read the transcript of GateWorld's interview.)


GateWorld Talks with Rachel Luttrell

It has been too long since our last interview with Rachel Luttrell, who has been keeping busy both on and off the sound stages of Stargate Atlantis in recent months!

Rachel gave birth to a baby boy, Caden Dar, in October of 2007. Partially due to the pregnancy, an intricate arc was threaded through Season Four involving Teyla. In our latest interview with the actress, Luttrell talks about having a meaty multi-episode story to sink her teeth into, in addition to the life-changing whirlwind that is being a parent.

GateWorld's interview with Rachel is available in MP3 audio format for easy listening, and is 12 and a half minutes long. It is also transcribed [at the link above]. You can also download the interview to your MP3 player and take GateWorld with you!

Stargate SG-1 - Hub Magazine: Review of "Gift of the Gods"

From Hub Magazine:

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Hub Issue 51

April 24, 2008

# Reviews: Kethani, Stargate SG1 - Gift from the Gods, Dr Who s4, Ep3: Planet of the Ood


SG1 – Gift from the Gods reviewed by Alasdair Stuart

Big Finish, £9.99 –

Launching Big Finish's range of Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis audios, this slots neatly into established continuity and still manages to tell a story in its own right. It also manages to sidestep both Big Finish's traditional full cast audio dramas and also the slightly dry readings that a solo performance can normally be.

Instead, this is a story recounted in flashback by Daniel, a means of him coping with the events he's lived through and as a result, what we hear seems far more immediate, far tighter focussed than normal.

Opening with Daniel waking up in his lab with no memory of what happened, it soon becomes clear that something has gone very badly wrong. Everyone in the SGC blacked out at the same time, no one knows why and to make matters worse, the Gate is jammed open and on the other side of it is...the SGC. As Daniel and his team mates watch the other SGC come under sustained attack from the Goa'uld, they must try and figure out what's real, what's constructed and what role an object SG1 returned from their last mission with plays in events. But not everyone will make it out of this puzzle alive...


That being said, this is still a consistently impressive and coherent piece of storytelling with some moments of real emotional impact. Consistent with the original series, frequently funny and with enough big ideas to keep even the jaded listener interested, Big Finish couldn't have hoped for a better opening to their series.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Big Finish: Audio Dramas - News Update Apr 24 '08

From Big Finish Productions:

Downloads for Subscriptions Go Live


Big Finish are happy to announce that downloads for our subscribers are now available to anyone who has taken out a subscription after 1st February 2008!

If you have a subscrition to the main Doctor Who range, 1st and 2nd Series new 8th Doctor Adventures, Dalek Empire, Doctor Who: Unbound and/or Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis then you will get access to the downloads as soon as your CD's are sent out. No more waiting.

Simply go to the My Account section of the website and click on the “Downloads” area.


Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis Subscription Services

Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis Subscription - Series 1


Save nearly £10 if you buy all Six CDs for series one for £50.00.


1. Stargate SG-1: Gift of the Gods (Starring Michael Shanks and John Schwab)

2. Stargate Atlantis: A Necessary Evil (Starring Torri Higginson and Timothy Watson)

3. Stargate SG-1: Shell Game (Starring Claudia Black and Michael Shanks)

4. Stargate Atlantis: Perchance to Dream (Starring Paul McGillion)

5. Stargate SG-1: Pathogen (Teryl Rothery and Christopher Judge)

6. Stargate Atlantis: Zero Point (David Nykl)

With every release you will also receive access to our online service, so you can download it in advance of your CD's arrival.

Stargate: Continuum - Video: Trailer

Battlestar Galactica / Caprica - the TV addict: Caprica Preview

From the TV addict:

(Please follow the link for the complete the TV addict article.)


April 23rd, 2008

The TV Addict has a secret.

No contrary to popular belief, I’m not the final Cylon! Rather, I’ve been keeping quiet that for the past two weeks I’ve had in my possession the prequel script to CAPRICA, the highly anticipated spin-off of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA.

Yet, rather than risk the wrath of the Gods — and by ‘Gods’ I’m naturally referring to CAPRICA show-runners Remi Aubuchon and Ronald D. Moore — this TV thought he’d take a different approach. Because as much fun as it might be to play Michael Ausiello [ie. Spoiler King] for a day, I truly believe that television is far more entertaining when you don’t know what happens next.

But first things first, if you thought BATTLESTAR GALACTICA was a far cry from your father’s science fiction [ie. STAR TREK], you ain’t seen nothing yet. CAPRICA, set a mere fifty-one years prior to the planet’s destruction portrays a far seedier version of modern day earth, essentially reading like an episode of HBO’s THE WIRE. Like all Ronald D. Moore projects, the pilot is riddled with political intrigue, racial prejudice, religious zealots and a seriously cool take on Second Life courtesy of Graystone Industries million dollar idea, the Holodeck HoloBand.


Angelina Jolie - Video: Trailer for 'Wanted'

Battlestar Galactica - TV Squad: Tricia Helfer on 'Burn Notice'

From TV Squad:

(Please follow the link for the complete TV Squad article.)

Tricia Helfer gets multi-episode arc on Burn Notice

Posted Apr 24th 2008 2:20PM by Keith McDuffee

Tricia Helfer will be in good hands once her run with Battlestar Galactica is over which, as we all know, is coming up very soon. As part of her recently announced talent deal with Fox, Helfer will be appearing on USA's Burn Notice when it returns to the air this July (Fox produces the show). She will be playing Michael's handler for an uknown number of episodes. Hey, the more episodes the better if you ask me.


Supernatural - Total SciFi: Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2/Official Magazine

From Total SciFi:

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Posted on Wednesday 23 April 2008

Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 2

Book review
Written by Nicholas Knight
Titan Books paperback
Release date 25 April 2008

Episode guides and behind-the-scenes revelations from the second season of demon hunting…

It was in its second series that Supernatural went from fun but disposable monster-of-the-week runaround to genuinely unmissable television, and this companion acts as a comprehensive guide to the thought processes at work during the season.



An essential tome for dedicated worshippers of the Winchesters.


Click here to read about the official Supernatural magazine.

Supernatural Magazine Issue 3 On Sale 25

100-Page special!

Call off the hunt for your essential companion to the hit TV show Supernatural – check out the latest 100-page special issue of The Official Supernatural Magazine! Following the exploits of Sam and Dean Winchester in all their gory detail once every two months, we bring you red hot interviews with cast and crew, behind-the-scenes features, and much, much more!

Unparalleled Coverage!

Following our exclusive interview with Jared Padalecki in the last issue, it’s Jensen Ackles turn to talk about Supernatural life this time around (see below) – he leads a brilliant line-up of cast interviews! Plus, we talk to FX wiz Ivan Hayden, and creator Eric Kripke tells us about his directorial debut.


Everybody Loves A Clown

Jensen Ackles reveals what life is like as Dean Winchester in the big interview that kicks off the latest issue of The Official Supernatural Magazine! What would Supernatural be without the chemistry between the Winchester brothers? Ackles talks us through the blossoming of his friendship with co-star Jared Padalecki, and tells us about his favorite Supernatural memories to date. Also in this issue, check out our interview with the biggest baddie of them all! Actor Fredric Lehne gives us the lowdown on his role as the Yellow-Eyed Demon.

Samantha Ferris & Jim Beaver Interviews

The Official Supernatural Magazine interviews fan favorite Samantha Ferris about her role as “tough broad” Ellen Harville. Ferris talks us through her Supernatural experience, and we go straight to the source to find out if Ellen will be back in season three! And from one trusted ally of the Winchester brothers to another, we interview Jim Beaver, the actor behind grizzled hunter Bobby Singer. He tells us about his character’s future on the show, and reveals why Bobby will do anything for those “idgit” Winchester boys.

Hunter Handbook

So you want to be a hunter? Be warned – it’s a dangerous world out there, and paranormal hunters have to worry about everything from keeping their stash of salt dry to being snacked on by a vampire. Nevertheless, some of you Supernatural fans may be wanting to take up hunting yourselves, and if so, you’ll want to check out Sam and Dean Winchester’s Essential Guide to Hunting in this issue (but don’t come running to us if a werewolf rips off your legs)!

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Stargate Atlantis - Merchandise - MGM Store: NEW Disapperaring Puddle Jumper Mug

From a MGM Store e-mail announcement:

New Stargate Puddle Jumper Mugs


Stargate Atlantis Disappearing Puddle Jumper Coffee Mug
Our Price: $9.99
In Stock Now

Fuel up on caffeine using the Stargate Atlantis disappearing Puddle Jumper coffee mug. The Puddle Jumper Spaceships built by the Ancients had the miraculous ability to travel through Stargate event horizons. With this royal blue, temperature changing mug you can watch your own Puddle Jumper disappear and reappear when you pour hot liquid in it!

This item can be gift-boxed.

This item ships to U.S. and international destinations.

Battlestar Galactica - 'Escape Velocity' Online Apr 25 at NOON ET



See each week's episode of Battlestar Galactica 10 hours early!

Log on to every Friday at Noon (Eastern Time) to watch a special LIVE stream of that evening's new episode before it airs on SciFi.

You must log on to at noon on Friday to see the video stream, which will begin automatically at 12:00 sharp. To view the stream, you must have the latest version of Windows Media installed on your computer.

While the episode is streaming live, you will not be able to pause it, rewind it, or fast-forward through it. If you come in late, you'll miss out!

Airing Friday April 25 at NOON ET - 'Escape Velocity.'

Stargate SG-1 / Farscape - Creation: Claudia Black Headlines Farscape Convention

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


Let the joyous news be spread throughout the land known as fandom: Creation Entertainment is happy to welcome aboard the lovely and talented CLAUDIA BLACK to The Official FARSCAPE CONVENTION 2008, coming to Burbank, California on November 7 to 9, 2008. As one of the genre's biggest stars Claudia is best known to audiences for her roles as FARSCAPE’s Officer Aeryn Sun and STARGATE SG-1's Vala Mal Doran.

Ms. Black joins her superstar co-star Ben Browder in headlining the convention, other guests include Kent McCord and David Franklin, with more to come!

Today we have put on sale autograph and photo op tickets for all celebrities booked for the convention, and we've added two food functions: our traditional Weekend Morning Brunch with Ben Browder and an all-new Afternoon Cocktail Reception with Claudia Black. Both of these new events are limited in size so please reserve your space today!