Saturday, May 3, 2008

Highlander - Video: 'Band of Brothers'

Courtesy of HULU, Highlander's 'Band of Brothers,' starring Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch and Alexandra Vandernoot, with guest stars including Earl Pastko and Amanda Wyss.

MacLeod is warned by Darius of the arrival of Grayson, a feared Immortal warlord who plans to murder both Duncan and an international humanitarian.

Possible Feature MacGyver Film?

Info comes from a blog, no news article yet...

From There Be Nonsense Here blog:


Today at Maker Faire 2008, MacGyver creator (and real life inspiration) Lee David Zlotoff announced he has a big budget MacGyver movie in the planning stages.

Zlotoff mentioned he somehow ended up with the movie rights years ago (extremely uncommon), giving him full control over the film. While few specifics were mentioned, and no formal announcement has been made, its extremely promising that the man with the power to make the film is getting the ball rolling. The question is…do you bring back Richard Dean Anderson as old MacGyver, or bring in a younger, Christian Bale-type to reprise the role of makeshift gadget god?


From Maker Faire 2008:

Maker Faire Bay Area 2008

MacGyver: The Making of a Cultural Icon

Maker Main Stage (Fiesta) , Saturday 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Maker Shed Author Signing Area , Saturday 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM (after his talk on the Maker Main stage)
Maker Main Stage (Fiesta) , Sunday 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Maker Shed Author Signing Area , Sunday 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM (after his talk on the Maker Main stage)

The writer of MAKE's Makeshift feature was father to MacGyver, who was based on his own father. Learn about the origins of the MacGyver series and why MacGyver has become such a cultural icon.

Web site: none available

Topic(s): Arts

Tags: presentation, MacGyver
About the Maker(s)

Lee Zlotoff Lee is a producer, director and screenwriter best known as the creator of the TV series "MacGyver"; he has produced, directed, and written for numerous TV shows and films.

Stargate Atlantis - Meet the Production Crew of Stargate Atlantis!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for May 3, 2008:

(Please follow the link to view all the photos of the Stargate Atlantis season five production crew, including Director Will Waring, Directors of Photograpy Michael Blundell and Jim Menard, Armorer Rob Fournier, Special Features Producer Ivon Bartok, Stunt Coordinator James Bamford...and of course, Evil Kenny - and many more.)

May 3, 2008: The Crew

Being on set during the production of Whispers was a lot of fun. But it could have gone the other way. Given the inherent complexities of shooting this episode, it could have turned into a nightmare (ironic, no?). Yet in spite of the early calls and the late wraps, the fickleness of fog, and a scheduling shell game that had the guys upstairs longing for the Summer hiatus, it all came together in the end. And it came together thanks to the hard work of everyone involved - but especially the crew, the show’s unsung heroes. They may not give the big magazine interviews or get invited to cons, but they’re damn good at what they do - in addition to being a real pleasure to work with. So, today’s blog is dedicated to all those who work behind the camera to bring you our little show. Just pass your cursor over the pics to find out who does what…

Then check out today’s video: Fogging the set.¤t=foggingtheset.flv

Stargate Atlantis - The Futon Critic - NBCU Confirms July SGA Premiere Date

From The Futon Critic:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

[05.03.08 - 12:38 PM]


By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES ( -- Sci Fi is importing the short-lived Canadian/South African-drama "Charlie Jade" as the series will join its Friday lineup on June 6 at 8:00/7:00c.


Also confirmed by the network on Friday:

-- "Stargate Atlantis" will kick off its fifth season in July, however an exact date has yet to be announced. "Stargate" portal GateWorld nevertheless points to a July 11 start at 10:00/9:00c, noting material posted on the show's apparent Facebook and MySpace pages.


Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'The Road Less Traveled' Episode

Courtesy of HULU, Battlestar Galactica's 'The Road Less Traveled.'

A possible truce with rebel Cylons leads Starbuck to put her trust in an old enemy.

Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld Play: Video - The Phenomenon: JR Bourne (Martouf)

From GateWorld Play:

The Phenomenon: JR Bourne

The actor behind the Tok'ra Martouf explains why he is passionate about meeting the fans of the show.

Battlestar Galactica - Ottawa Citizen: Galactica's quest for closure

From the Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa, Canada):

(Please follow the link for the complete three page article.)

Galactica's quest for closure

Complex sci-fi show heads for home -- with a bit too much precociousness

Michael Murray, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Saturday, May 03, 2008

If you're going to feature the word "star" in the name of your television program, then you're going to risk alienating just as many people as you hope to attract.

Yes, the promise of warp speed is sure to deliver the teenage geek who needs to take a hit off his inhaler whenever he thinks of Princess Leia, but it's equally certain to drive away just about everybody else. Science fiction can be polarizing and, for a show like Battlestar Galactica, that's won both an Emmy and Peabody award, finding the audience you deserve can be something of a challenge. I mean, it just doesn't feel very cool as an adult to admit that your favourite TV show is Battlestar Galactica.

To compound matters, when many of us think of Battlestar Galactica, we see Lorne Greene, who was as charismatic as rolled oats, from the original 1978 television show, and not sex goddess Tricia Helfer from the present incarnation.


Now entering its fourth and final season, Galactica has proven to be a critical darling, earning all sorts of accolades for its cinematic, even literary approach to television. It's a complex and ambiguous show that refuses to settle for the trite good-versus-evil formula that has marked previous science-fiction franchises like Star Trek. Galactica posits a universe in which all sorts of seemingly oppositional truths can exist at the same time. Exploring contemporary themes like religious freedom, the morality of torture and terrorism, and the essence of identity, the show could be seen a study on many of the issues confronting the West. To Battlestar Galactica's credit, it contents itself with posing questions rather than answering them, and no evident political mandate is apparent.

Regardless, the show has had some difficulty in broadening its fan base, hovering around two million viewers an episode for the last season and for the debut of this season, too. By contrast, a ratings machine like American Idol regularly scores around 30 million viewers, and so we see that regardless of quality, science fiction remains a marginalized genre.


In spite of all its deftness and complexity, or perhaps because of it, there's a precociousness to this, the final season. Dense with symbolism and theme, with flashy arrows pointing out all the mytho-religious allusions, the episodes sometimes strike me as academic rather than visceral. Through a gauzy and vertiginous haze, the lines between what is real and what is imagined are blurred, and we're left in something that feels like an endlessly looping dream.

It's an admirable show, but it's a good thing this is the final season. Through three seasons we've seen the start of a journey, a failed settlement, betrayal and death, and now it's time to move toward closure. If not, we run the danger of remembering the new Battlestar Galactica as a show that ended up taking itself too seriously, sounding like a couple of undergrads thrilled with the brilliance of their own vocabularies, rather than the excellent show it has been for the last three seasons.

Indiana Jones - Video: TV Spot #2

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens May 22nd at a theater near you.

The Invisible Man - Video: 'The Value of Secrets'

Courtesy of HULU, The Invisible Man's 'The Value of Secrets,' starring Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, Eddie Jones and Michael McCafferty.

Darien gets involved with a beautiful scientist who has invented a quantum computer that can change the fate of mankind.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Digital Pressure on Battlestar

Courtesy of HULU, Video Blog: Digital Pressure on Battlestar:

The cast, creators and representatives from the Web discuss the impact that the Internet has on the show.

Video runs approximately 4:11 - this appears it was filmed during the digital press tour last July '07 in Vancouver.

Interviewed are actors Grace Park, Tahmoh Penikett, Jamie Bamber, Aaron Douglas; Producer Harvey Frand and more.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Michael Trucco Q&A Part 1

Courtesy of HULU:

Michael Trucco answers fans' queries from the SciFi Channel's Battlestar Galactica Forum in this special Q&A series.

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis Tuesdays - May 6 '08

Three of Stargate Atlantis season four episodes are repeated on Tuesday May 6 '08 beginning at 7pm, on the SciFi Channel (US):




Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - US Syndication Premieres weekend May 3/4th

Premiering the weekend of May 3/4th '08 in US Syndication:

Stargate SG-1 tenth season episode, "Family Ties," guest starring Fred Willard (Jasec), Gary Jones (Walter Harriman), Bill Dow (Dr. Bill Lee) and Lexa Doig (Dr. Carolyn Lam).

Earth provides sanctuary for Vala's estranged, con artist father after he provides intel about a Jaffa plot to attack the planet.

Stargate Atlantis third season episode, "Submersion," guest starring David Nykl (Radek Zelenka), Andee Frizzell (Wraith Queen) and Donna Soares (Dr. Coleman).

The team discovers an Ancient drilling station deep beneath the surface of the ocean, only to find that a Wraith queen is still alive there.

Please check your local listings for the channel, date and time.

Only ONE more episode left until the Stargate SG1 series finale and the Stargate Atlantis season three finale in US Syndication.

Supernatural - Video: Two Clips from 'Time is on My Side'

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Trailer for 'Faith'


See a 10-minute sneak peek of each week's episode of Battlestar Galactica on SCIFI.COM!

Log on every Friday to watch a special LIVE streaming-video preview of the first act of that evening's new episode before it airs on SCI FI.

Live video streams will run on SCIFI.COM at the start of every hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. To view the stream, you must have the latest version of Windows Media installed on your computer.

While the episode sneak peek is streaming live, you will not be able to pause it, rewind it, or fast-forward through it.

Stargate / Star Trek / Charlie Jade - SciFi Channel's Preliminary June '08 Schedule

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the preliminary June 2008 schedule is available:


The 5pm weekday rotation episodes continue.

The repeats of SGA season 4 episodes do NOT continue into June -- the SciFi Channel begins airing reruns of Star Trek: The Next Generation on Monday, June 2nd from 7-11pm; Star Trek: Enterprise moves to Tuesdays beginning June 3rd from 7-10pm.


The 6pm weekday rotation episodes continue.

The Friday 7pm, and early Saturday 1am and 2am episodes continue.

June 18 SG1 Marathon

Beginning June 20, SG1 will air Fridays at 7pm and 10pm, Saturday Midnight, 1am and 2am.

June 26 SG1 Marathon

The new series (to SciFi Channel), "Charlie Jade," premieres on Friday June 6 at 8pm.

Battlestar Galactica - TV Guide Online: Katee Sackhoff Video Interview

From TV Guide Online's Ausiello Report:

(Please follow the link for the embedded video clip at TV Guide Online. The video interview runs approximately 2:12 in length.)

TV Guide Editors' Blogs

Ausiello Report

Watch Ausiello's super-fun interview with Ms. Sackhoff from last night's TV Guide's 2008 Sexiest Stars soiree — a portion of which Ausiello is saving for next week's vodcast because, "well, it's just that good."