Thursday, May 22, 2008

Ben Browder / Matthew Fox - Video: Party of Five 'I Do'

Courtesy of HULU, Party of Five's 'I Do,' starring Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alexondra Lee. Guest stars include Ben Browder, Vincent Duvall and Tamara Taylor.

The anniversary of his wedding disaster hits Charlie hard; Sarah decides to use sex to revive her flagging relationship with Bailey.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Edward James Olmos Q&A Part 1

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, Edward James Olmos Q&A - Part 1.

Edward James Olmos answers fans' queries from the SciFi Channels Battlestar Galactica Forum in this special Q&A series.

Stargate: Continuum - SciFi Wire: Continuum Made Character Suffer

From SciFi Wire:

12:00 AM, 23-MAY-08

Continuum Made Character Suffer

The upcoming straight-to-DVD movie Stargate: Continuum, based on SCI FI Channel's original series Stargate SG-1, gave producers a chance to wreak havoc on a main character to serve the exigencies of the film's location shooting.

(Major spoilers at the link above!)


"I had to finish the Arctic scenes first, before we started to shoot [Stargate: The] Ark of Truth," Wright said in an interview in Vancouver, Canada, last week. "It was kind of weird. We shot all the Arctic scenes, and then took a long, long break, shot another movie and then did Continuum."


"There's a nobility of the character, and that's fun to do in a time-travel story, because you know you can get away with it, and it will be OK," Wright said. He added with a nasty grin: "What I did to O'Neill [Richard Dean Anderson] was pretty harsh, too." Stargate: Continuum drops on DVD and Blu-Ray on July 29. --John Sullivan

Battlestar Galactica - Wizard World Philadelphia Con - Katee Sackhoff

From Wizard World Philadelphia:

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May 30 - June 1 '08 - Pennsylvania Convention Center

Featured Guests include:

Katee Sackhoff

Eugene (Wrestling Super-Star)

Lou Ferrigno (TV's Incredible Hulk)

Mick Foley (WWE Superstar Hardcore Legend) *Sat & Sun Only

Christy Hemme (TNA Wrestling Knockout)

The Iron Sheik (Wrestling Legend, Howard Stern "Killers of Comedy")

Al Snow (Wrestling Hardcore Legend)

Dawn Marie (Wrestling Diva)

Virgil (Wrestling Super-Star)

Hellboy 2 - Video: TV Spot

'Hellboy 2 - The Golden Army,' starring Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, James Dodd, Jeffrey Tambor and John Hurt, opens July 11 '08.

'Crusoe' - NBCU: Cast Announced - Sam Neill, Sean Bean...

From NBCU:

(Please follow the link for the complete press release.)


Published: May 22, 2008

Stars to Join Philip Winchester ('Thunderbirds') and Anna Walton ('Hell Boy: the Golden Army') Previously Announced for Classic Series

BURBANK, Calif. - May 22, 2008 - NBC announced that Sam Neill ("The Tudors," "Jurassic Park"), Sean Bean ("The Lord of the Rings") and Joss Ackland ("Lethal Weapon 2") will join the cast of NBC's new landmark series, "Crusoe" an epic and ambitious take on Daniel Defoe's legendary tale.

Sean Bean

"Crusoe" finds the dashing and resourceful Crusoe (Philip Winchester, "Thunderbirds") after many years of being a castaway on a desert island with his companion Friday (casting to follow). Written by Stephen Gallagher ("Eleventh Hour") and directed by Duane Clark ("CSI: NY"), "Crusoe" follows the adventures of the two island dwellers while looking in flashback at Crusoe's life before he was thrown into an isolated existence filled with danger and adventure.

Among those are his tragic childhood with widower father James (Bean), the blossoming relationship with the love of his life, Susannah (Walton) and his endeavor to transform entrepreneurial aspirations into a business empire under the watchful eye of family friend, Jeremiah Blackthorn (Neill). Overcoming marauding militias, hungry cannibals, wild cats, starvation and apocalyptic lightning storms on his seemingly idyllic island, Crusoe dreams of the day he will be reunited with his beloved family.

Sam Neill

Due to film in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the Seychelles, "Crusoe" is a distinctive, dramatic and daring story, laced with humor and plenty of high-octane action.


Crusoe is written by Stephen Gallagher, directed by Duane Clark and executive producers are Justin Bodle for Power, Michael Prupas for Muse and Genevieve Hofmeyr for Moonlighting.

Twilight - Video: Movie Trailer

'Twilight' starring Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and Michael Welch (young Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG1-s' 'Fragile Balance'), opens December 12 '08.

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update - NEW Hewlett/Shanks Photo! May 22 '08

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

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. NEW Stargate Atlantis season five production photo with David Hewlett and Michael Shanks is available in a full-size, high-resolution format at the site.)

May 22, 2008: Drunken Monkey Acquitted in Hit and Run Death of Local Man


...Well, I’m pleased to report I’ve finally completed a very rough beat sheet for Remnants, formerly a “very special Stargate: Atlantis”, now a “not so special Stargate: Atlantis”. However, I’m sure that once the other writers weigh in with their brilliant ideas, it’ll go from “not so special” to “one of passing interest”. So far, I’ve got the word out to a couple of potential guest stars, discussed the look of the mainland, and have been considering some of the more important character moments I want to explore with Sheppard, McKay, and Woolsey.

Dropped by the FX Stage where David Hewlett and Michael Shanks were doing their thing. According to Marty G. who is directing 2nd unit, they’re both in crazy-good moods and their scenes are going swimmingly.

I was back in the editing suite this afternoon working on Whispers after receiving notes from my fellow producers, the network, and the studio. Once I’d made the required cuts and trims, the episode was thirty seconds short. Hunh. If you’ll recall, it took me approximately two hours to get it to time when it was thirty-five seconds long. I wish it were as easy as simply adding that time back in but, alas, we had to go through the episode again, scene by scene, adding Sheppard’s warning here, putting back Mirellus’s exit there. Finally, we’re to time and, following a brief conversation with the uber-talented Joel Goldsmith about the score, I am done. For now.

Today’s pic: Remember the old Marvel Team-Up where Spiderman would partner with another superhero to take down the villain of the month? It was always interesting to see who the webhead would team up with. Sometimes, it would be someone really cool like Wolverine or The Punisher. Other times, it would be someone somewhat less cool like, say, Frog-man. Well, consider today’s pic the Atlantis equivalent of the old Marvel Team-Up, and a definite Spidey-Wolverine combo.

Buck Rogers - Video: 'Space Vampire'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'Space Vampire,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. Guest stars include Christopher Stone, Nicholas Hormann, Lincoln Kilpatrick and David Moses.

Vorvon, a creature that drains the souls of its victims, is on Station Theta, but the only person who knows happens to be its next snack, Col. Wilma Deering.

The Mummy - Video: Movie Trailer

'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' opens August 1 '08, starring Brendan Fraser, Jet Li, Maria Bello, Luke Ford and Michelle Yeoh.

Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Planet - Director David Winning Interview

From Stargate Planet:



A brief excerpt:

Interview with David Winning

Stargate-Planet, May 2008

David Winning was a director of Stargate Atlantis' first season episodes. We're grateful that he's willing to answer a few career related questions for our German website visitors. Your Atlantis episode "Childhood's End" won three awards for "Best direction". What do think does make this episode and your direction special?

DW: "Childhood's End ultimately is a story about compassion and understanding. Sheppard and his team crashland on a planet where the inhabitants are all children; no one lives past the age of 25. Our heroes soon learn the disturbing reason. The series presents some interesting dilemmas and political choices for the fans; how much interference is too much in a new culture -- and what is the real purpose of the SG teams exploration. I loved working with the kids obviously, that was a major fun part of the show. Cleo and Casta played by Jessica Amlee and Sam Charles were both amazing and pretty experienced for their age. But I think the most challenging part was just creating this whole forest village that the kids lived in. With amazing support from a great effects team (to add the actual treehouses) and also the art direction and set decoration was incredible. That village went on forever; just wish we'd had the time to shoot it completely and show it off. Perhaps the movie version. I think it's always fun to be in on the ground floor of a series because everyone was finding their way. Childhood was such an early episode for Atlantis, that it was fascinating watching the characters being formed by a talented cast. I really liked playing with the tension in the group as Aries starts to get more manic and defensive. There developed sort of an evil quality to the villagers amidst the innocence of youth. Episode trivia: Three scenes were removed; both just for time. I tend to overshoot stuff so quite often because of the confines of episodic some material will have to go. I'm remembering one scene involved Teyla questioning a pregnant villager about the origins of the sacrifice – just a short scene that I liked but it got trimmed. Also the team's arrival in the forest village was a long steadicam tracking shot through the winding path of the village and showing all the kids coming out of hiding to greet the group. Sad to see this go as it really showed off the expanse of the encampment. In the present cut the group just arrives at the shrine as the rope ladder is thrown down. Also a short argument scene between Keras and Aries in the treehouse, just before they confer with the team about their decision."


Photos from "Childhoods End" courtesy of GateWorld

Battlestar Galactica - TV Zone Magazine Special #81

From Visimag:

(Please follow the link for the complete Table of Contents.)

Special Issue #81
• ships from May 15 2008
News-stand Price • UK £5.99 / US $11.99

In 132 pages...

Battlestar Galactica (2000s) Exclusive

• A massive 60-page overview
• Discover the course of events so far as we recap 'The Road to Earth'
• Remind yourself of the nature of the enemy with our handy Cylon run-down, numbers and all!

PLUS Exclusive interviews...

Michael Taylor

• The acclaimed writer reveals something of what’s to come in the final season, as the Cylons slip into civil war, and Galactica nears Earth

Katee Sackhoff

• The lead actress reveals how Starbuck’s changed now she’s returned from the dead with a new mission – or is that obsession?

Callum Keith Rennie

• Cylon Number Two considers his transformation from an evil killing machine with a penchant for mind-games into Starbuck’s unlikely soulmate

Michael Trucco

• The actor reveals how his character Sam Anders is coping with his wife’s return from the dead – and the revelation of his own true Cylon nature

Alessandro Juliani

• The actor behind loyal Felix Gaeta considers how three years of pressure has transformed from na├»ve idealist into a man destroyed by his own lies


Battlestar Galactica - The SciFi Guys - London MCM Expo Radio Weekend May 25-25 '08

From The SciFi Guys:


DTRN is proud to announce in association with the London MCM Expo the return this weekend (Saturday 24th-Sunday 25th May) of Expo Radio Live!!

The show will be live each day from 11am-5pm on and feature not only live interviews with the shows guests but also another chance to hear some classics from the Expo Radio vault. Also as with past Expo Radio events there will be the chance to win some exclusive prizes and this time the competitions and prizes are bigger than ever.

As courtesy of our good friends at Universal Playback, listeners and attendees alike will be offered the chance to win The Classic Incredible Hulk TV series on DVD! To win the set which features Seasons 3 and 4 of the show (Available to buy on DVD 2nd June courtesy of Universal Playback) all you have to do is either visit the Expo Radio stand live on the day or email your answers to the following question to expo [at] , that question being: What makes you angry and why? The winners will be selected throughout the weekend and then read out on air.

As well as Hulk competition, both listeners and attendees can once again take part in the 'Just The Ticket' competition by either visiting the stand and collecting from there a ticket from a member of Expo Radio staff or by emailing expo [at] and asking for a ticket. A ticket number will then be emailed back, as well as being
entered into the draws that will take place throughout the weekend. Prizes for Just The Ticket this event include so far, one of a limited number of copies of The Indiana Jones and The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull graphic novels, Death Note Volumes 11 & 12 courtesy of Viz Media, A range of dvds and much much more!! All free and all
courtesy of Expo Radio and

So for your chance to experience the thrill of the London MCM Expo
without actually being there listen to this Saturday (24th May) and Sunday 25th from 11am-5pm [GMT] and witness the phenomena that is EXPO RADIO!!




CHRISTINA COX - Blood Ties, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis (season five's 'Whispers')

ALESSANDRO JULIANI - Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1

JULIE BENZ - Dexter, Angel, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer

AARON DOUGLAS - Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1


EDWARD JAMES OLMOS - Battlestar Galactica, Miami Vice, Blade Runner

Stargate Atlantis - UK - Season 4 DVD June '08 Release

From FOX DVD (UK):

Stargate Atlantis Season 4!

Next month, volumes 1-3 of Stargate Atlantis Season 4 hits the shelves, and there's some exciting action in all of them! Threats to Atlantis are never far away, and with Sam as its new leader, the team has to battle the replicators and stop them from destroying Atlantis. But will they defeat them before time runs out? Check out our product pages for more info:

Volume 1 - Release date: June 2 '08

Special Features:

* Commentary on Adrift by Co-Executive Producer/Writer Matin Gero, Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and Actor David Hewlett
* Commentary on Lifeline by Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and Actor David Hewlett
* Commentary on Reunion by Executive Producer Joseph Mallozzi and Director William Waring
* Commentary on Doppelganger by Executive Producer, Writer and Director Robert C. Cooper and VFX Supervisor Mark Savela
* "A New Leader: Amanda Tapping Joins Atlantis" and "Mission Directive: Doppelganger With Robert C. Cooper" Featurettes
* Photo & Design Galleries & More!

Volume 2 - Release Date June 16 '08

Special Features

# Commentary on Travellers by Executive Producer Paul Mullie and Director William Waring
# Commentary on Tabula Rasa by Writer Alan McCullough and Director/Supervising Producer Martin Wood and Actor David Hewlett
# Commentary on Missing by Director Andy Mikita and Actresses Rachel Luttrell and Jewel Staite
# Commentary on The Seer by Writer Alan McCullough and Director Andy Mikita
# The Doctor Is In: The Return of Paul McGillion
# Stargate Atlantis Bloopers
# Photo & Design Galleries & More!
# Subtitles

Volume 3 - Release Date June 30 '08

Special Features:

* Commentary on Miller's Crossing by Co-Executive Producer/Writer Martin Gero and Director Andy Mikita
* Commentary on This Mortal Coil by Producer Joseph Mallozzi and Director William WaringCommentary on Be All My Sins Remember'd by Co-Executive Producer/Writer Martin Gero and Director Andy Mikita
* Commentary on Spoils of War by Writer Alan McCullough and Director William Waring
* "Mission Directive: This Mortal Coil with Will Waring"
* Featurette
* Photo & Design Galleries & More!

The Dark Knight - Video: Trailer # 3

'The Dark Knight' starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman opens July 18 '08.

Highlander - Video: 'The Watchers'

Courtesy of HULU, Highlander's season two premiere episode, 'The Watchers,' starring Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Alexandra Vandernoot and Jim Byrnes. Guest stars include Douglas Arthurs, Cameron Bancroft, Peter Hudson and Werner Stocker.

Determined to investigate the death of Darius, MacLeod follows a lead back to Seacouver. He meets Joe Dawson, a bookstore owner with a secret.