Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Buck Rogers - Video: 'Cruise Ship to the Stars'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'Cruise Ship to the Stars,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. Guest stars include Leigh McCloskey, Trisha Noble, Brett Halsey and Kimberly Beck.

On board a luxury space yacht, Buck must protect a genetically perfect woman from a kidnapper with strange powers.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photo of Robert Picardo in SGA Uniform

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for May 20, 2008:


(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. NEW Stargate Atlantis season five photos at the site -- in their original full-size, high-resolution format at the link above.)

May 20, 2008: Major Hollywood Star Attacked by Rabid Turtles


Back at the office today. Watched a director's cut of The Queen and a Day 1 mix of The Seed, dropped by stage 2 where Will was shooting the inserts and missing shots for Whispers, had Bob Picardo drop by the office to say hi and bye enroute to his convention in Italy, chatted with a familiar face from the SG-1 past at the lunch line, beat out the tease and first two acts of the tentatively titled Remnants, exchanged emails with Lou Anders who is in Hong Kong, SF Signal's John DeNardo who was kind enough to put the word out regarding the upcoming Book of the Month Club guest authors, and authors Jeffrey Ford and F. Paul Wilson who wrote very nice things about the time they spent with us.


Ben Browder / Matthew Fox - Video: Party of Five - 'Gimme Shelter'

Courtesy of HULU, Party of Five's 'Gimme Shelter,' starring Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alexondra Lee. Guest stars include Ben Browder, Dan Lauria, Breckin Meyer and Tamara Taylor.

Charlie's treatment of some homeless customers sparks a boycott of his restaurant as an aimless Bailey seeks direction on the school's wrestling team.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Recap of 'Guess What's Coming To Dinner?"

Courtesy of HULU, a recap of Battlestar Galactica's latest episode, 'Guess What's Coming to Dinner.'

Watch a one-minute recap of episode 409, "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?"

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Wire: Atlantis' Picardo Is Reluctant Chief

From SciFi Wire:


(Please follow the link for the complete SciFi Wire article.)

12:00 AM, 21-MAY-08

Atlantis' Picardo Is Reluctant Chief

Robert Picardo, who joins the regular cast of SCI FI Channel's original series Stargate Atlantis in the coming fifth season, told SCI FI Wire that he initially had doubts about playing the new base commander.

"When I got the phone call, there was a little voice going, 'Wait a minute,'" Picardo said in an interview on the show's set in Vancouver, Canada, last week. "You've set this guy up as kind of an annoyance, a bit of a prig. And now suddenly he's the guy in charge?"


A lot of Woolsey's screen time in the new season is devoted to learning that things are different when you're in the big chair. "From the very first episode I'm featured in, Woolsey learns that he cannot simply go by the rulebook," Picardo said. At the end of the first episode, Picardo said, Woolsey tells Sheppard (Joe Flanigan): "I've basically violated five different protocols already in my first crisis."


Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: First story details for 'Inquisition'

From GateWorld:


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

First story details for 'Inquisition'


Stargate Atlantis will head into the back half of its upcoming season with a clips show.

A brief excerpt:

Stargate Atlantis will head into the back half of its upcoming season with a clips show -- one that tells a compelling story of the Atlantis expedition's past, present, and future place in the Pegasus Galaxy. Now the first story details have arrived at GateWorld for "Inquisition," currently slated to air as the twelfth of Season Five.


Stargate Atlantis' 'Inquisition' is scheduled to air on Friday October 24 at its new time, 9pm, on the SciFi Channel (US).

Lost - Video: Michael Emerson Interview

Courtesy of HULU and TV Guide's Hollywood 411, an interview with Lost's Michael Emerson.

Michael Emerson, Benjamin Linus of LOST, joins Chris Harrison on the set of Hollywood 411. Chris tries his best to ween info out of Michael and riff on all the new developments on the island.

Stargate vs Battlestar Galactica - Video: Late Night with Conan O'Brien

On the May 19th episode of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, during Conan's monologue, Conan referenced Stargate vs Battlestar in comparison to the recent Microsoft/Yahoo/Google business news.

Babylon 5 - Video: 'A Voice in the Wilderness, Pt. 2'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'A Voice in the Wilderness, Pt. 2,' starring Michael O'Hare, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan and Richard Biggs. Guest stars include Louis Turenne, Ron Canada and Aki Aleong.

Sinclair and the Babylon 5 crew become involved in a political struggle for control of a planet that contains a revolutionary super-technology. Second of a two-part episode.

Prince Caspian / The Incredible Hulk - Video: HypaSpace Weekly

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Weekly:




The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - The Movie AND the game; Board Games; LG TV - Scarlet; Oh no? Oh Oh? Toys; The Dark Knight; "Too Human" and other Xbox news; new Thor graphic novel; Tim Roth from "The Incredible Hulk. "

Video link

Stargate SG-1 - Cliff Simon (Ba'al) - Motor City Con

From The SciFi Chick:


Angela, The SciFi Chick, attended Motor City Con last weekend in Detroit. Guest actors included Cliff Simon (SG1's Ba'al), Anthony Montgomery (ST: Enterprise), Avery Brooks (ST: DS9), Walter Koenig (ST: TOS), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Margot Kidder (Superman) and Eric Estrada (CHIPS).

The SciFi Chick has a convention report and some very lovely photos at the site.

Stargate Atlantis - The SciFi Guys: Dean Marshall Audio Interview

From The SciFi Guys:


Returning this Wednesday, the Sci Fi Guys bring with them Stargate Atlantis' Dean Marshall.

Dean who is known on Atlantis for his role as Sgt. Bates has also
appeared in such shows as Intelligence, Smallville, Master of Science Fiction and many more, talks with host Stuart Claw about not only his work on Stargate but he also reveals a secret job that has kept him earning a wage.

The Guys will also be revealing more about the upcoming Expo Radio broadcast including more details on some exclusive competitions that promise to deliver some huge prizes to both listeners and attendees alike!!

Speaking of competitions, the guys will also be offering lucky listeners the chance to win a copy of the new Seagalogy book (Available 23rd May From Titan Books, £9.99). To win a copy of this book that takes readers on a hilarious and astonishing, journey of Seagalogical enlightenment through more than 30 of Steven Seagals films. Films that range from the gritty street violence of Above the Law to the crazed environmental epic On Deadly Ground, from the blockbuster Under Siege to bizarre direct-to-video efforts like Out for a Kill, the action movie icon's entire career -- including his Mountain Dew commercial, blues albums and memorable appearance on The Celebrity Guide to Wine. All listeners have to do is email:
competitions [at] dtrn.co.uk with their own idea for Steven Seagal's next movie and the best entries will win a copy of the book. Entries will be excepted up until show time on Wednesday 21st May and judges decision is final.

However the eagle eared will also notice one slight change to the line up this week as due to personal and business reasons, Richard will not be joining Stuart this week and indeed for the foreseeable future. Whilst his loss will be felt by all at DTRN and its extended family, we wish him well for the future and in all his endeavours. Which means that there is a pair of moon boots to fill, who will take this role, will DTRN reviewer Michael McDonald interrupt his honeymoon to take up the mantle or will someone completely new step in the fray. The only way to find out is to tune in from the regular start time of 8pm [GMT] on http://www.dtrn.co.uk

In the meantime don't forget to head over to the forums and check out all the latest DTRN news and on air and off air discussion.

[NOTE: A download of the audio interview is usually available within a few days if you are not able to listen to the live broadcast.]

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Close Up: Robert Picardo

From MGM Stargate:


(Please follow the link for the complete article at MGM Stargate.)

Close Up: Robert Picardo

Photo courtesy of MGM Stargate

May 20, 2008 (Actors)

One of the biggest shake-ups for Stargate Atlantis’ season five is the introduction of Richard Woolsey as the base’s new civilian commander. Actor Robert Picardo talks about the character – and just how he’s going to fit in...

A brief excerpt:

Robert Picardo is no stranger to science fiction television, having spent seven years playing the holographic Doctor in Star Trek: Voyager. He first made an impact on the Stargate universe back in Stargate SG-1’s seventh season, when Woolsey arrived at Stargate Command in the wake of Janet Fraiser’s death. It’s fair to say that the character didn’t endear himself to the SG-1 team – but Picardo obviously made himself popular with the show’s producers, because it wasn’t long before the one-off character was back for more. And from that point on, Richard Woolsey was on the road to character recovery.

“I’ve enjoyed not only playing the character but the experience of working with both casts,” says the actor, taking a break during the filming of episode five of the new season. “The writer-producers have treated me very nicely and I think rather amazingly they’ve rehabilitated a character that was originally introduced, not so much as a villain, but as an unpleasant bureaucrat. I think the producers kind of liked me,” Picardo laughs, “and they thought, ‘Well this guy’s not so bad, why don’t we try to bring him back?’


Richard Dean Anderson - Silicon Alley Insider: More MacGyver Episodes Online

From the Silicon Alley Insider:


(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

CBS Pulls Five More Old Shows From Vault, Throws Them Online

Vasanth Sridharan | May 20, 2008 10:44 AM

Got a hankering to watch a prime-time soap opera online, but "Desperate Housewives" just doesn't do it for you? Head over to CBS.com, which is now serving up episodes of "Beverly Hills 90210."

CBS has added select seasons from five old shows to CBS.com and the "CBS Audience Network" which includes AOL (TWX), CNET, Joost, VideoEgg, Slide, RockYou and a couple hundred others. In addition to the saga of the Brandon and Brenda Walsh, you can also catch up on "The Love Boat", "Twin Peaks", "Family Ties", and "Perry Mason". CBS also added seasons to three series that they already had online: "MacGyver", "The Twilight Zone", and "Hawaii Five-O".


The link for "MacGyver:"


And ALL seven seasons are online.

Stargate: Infinity - TV Squad: Contest for Complete Series

From TV Squad:


Giveaway Tuesday: Stargate: Infinity - Complete Series

Posted May 20th 2008 10:01AM by Keith McDuffee

We've got five copies of Stargate: Infinity - The Complete Series on DVD for five lucky, random commenters. The DVD is available in already available in stores.

To enter, simply leave a comment [at the link above] before 5:00PM Eastern, Friday, May 23 telling us why you'd like to own this DVD set. As always, we'll randomly choose five winners amongst the eligible entries. Some other details:

* To enter, leave a confirmed comment below stating why you'd like to own the Stargate: Infinity - The Complete Series.

* The comment must be left before May 23, 2008 at 5:00PM Eastern Time.

* You may enter only once.

* Five winners will be selected in a random drawing.

* Five winners will receive a copy of Stargate: Infinity - The Complete Series DVD (valued at $34.99).

* Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 18 and older.

Click here for complete Official Rules.


Stargate Atlantis - Total Scifi: Jason Momoa: Dex appeal

From Total SciFi:


(Please follow the link for the complete interview. No info about season five in this interview.)

Posted on Tuesday 20 May 2008

Jason Momoa: Dex appeal

Hawaiian actor Jason Momoa appeared in lifeguard drama Baywatch before landing the role of Satedan warrior Ronon Dex in Stargate Atlantis. With the fourth season about to be released on DVD, Momoa spoke to Bryan Cairns about fighting and leaving his shirt on.


As the big muscle on the show, do you have to work hard to keep that physique?

JM: "No, it is too hard. Before the season starts, what I try to do is climb, get in shape, and ride a bike. Once we start rolling, everything dissipates so by the end of the year, I am all ugggh. Until they come in and say, “Ummm, you are supposed to be the bulk of the show!” - then I would go to the gym…It is a good thing I don’t have to take my shirt off. I am so excited to wear clothes. I hate taking my shirt off [laughs]"

Stargate Atlantis: Series 4 Vol. 1 is released on region 2 DVD on 2 June 2008, and Region 1 DVD box set on July 8 2008.

Bones - Video: "The Pain in the Heart'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Bones' third season finale episode, 'The Pain in the Heart.'

When a human jawbone shows up at the Jeffersonian, Brennan and the team quickly realize that the Gormogon serial killer has struck again.

Highlander - Video: 'The Hunters'

Courtesy of HULU, Highlander's 'The Hunters,' starring Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot and Stan Kirsch. Guest stars include Roger Daltrey, Peter Hudson and Werner Stocker. This episode is the season one finale.

Duncan and Hugh Fitzcairn (Roger Daltrey) must avenge a tragic and shocking loss: the horrific murder of Darius by a secret organization who seek to destroy all Immortals.

Stargate: Continuum - GateWorld: Brad Wright Audio Interview

From GateWorld:


(Please follow the link to download the interview and/or read the interview transcript.)

Breaking The Ice

GateWorld talks with Brad Wright

In addition to his work as a writer and executive producer on Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and the new DVD movies, it is fair to say that Vancouver native Brad Wright is the shepherd of the Stargate franchise. He co-created SG-1 in 1997, Atlantis in 2004, and this year is hard at work on a possible third television series, Stargate Universe.

GateWorld's editors sat down with Wright during our visit to Vancouver last month, where we were treated to the first trailer for Stargate: Continuum. Part One of our hour-long interview focuses on that movie, which will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on July 29, 2008. Wright wrote and produced the film, which is intended to be a stand-alone "romp" for the team.

In this first half of the interview, Wright tells us about the Arctic genesis of the story, the return of Richard Dean Anderson as Jack O'Neill, and responds to fans' comparisons of the story with the SG-1 Season Eight finale, "Moebius." He also answers the question regarding whether future Stargate movies will necessarily include the entire cast.

Part One of our audio interview with Brad lasts 21 minutes. You may listen at your leisure, download to your MP3 player, or read the transcript [at the link above]!

Part Two of our interview will arrive later this week!

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi's Stargate Tuesday - 'It's Good To Be King

As part of the SciFi Channel's Stargate Tuesdays in May, Stargate SG-1's season eight episode, "It's Good To Be King," airs Tuesday, May 20 at 7pm. (The SciFi Channel special, "Mystery of the Crystal Skulls" is repeated at 8pm.)

Guest stars include Wayne Brady (Trelak), Tom McBeath (Maybourne), Nancy Sorel (Garen).

Photo courtesy of GateWorld

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Wire: Viva, Las Vegas?

From SciFi Wire:


(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

12:00 AM, 20-MAY-08

Atlantis Focuses On Wraith

SPOILERS at the link above!

The upcoming fifth season of SCI FI Channel's original series Stargate Atlantis will focus heavily on the Wraith--with a side trip to Las Vegas to commemorate the show's 100th episode, producers told SCI FI Wire during a visit to the show's sets in Vancouver, Canada, on May 16.

Other key developments: Teyla (Rachel Luttrell) will have her baby in the fifth season. The character became pregnant last season to accomodate Luttrell's real-life pregnancy. Luttrell has given birth, so her character can follow suit. The baby is delivered on camera by....


Not everything is about the Wraith though. [Joe] Flanigan said it's his understanding that filming for the show's upcoming 100th episode will take place in Las Vegas. Though Flanigan claimed to have no more details than that, he surmised that this would probably mean the episode will have to do with the replicators.

Six episodes of Stargate Atlantis' new season are complete and filming of new episodes continues. The fifth season kicks off in July.

--John Sullivan