Monday, May 26, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Stargate Tuesday May 27 '08

This is the last scheduled SciFi Stargate Tuesday on the SciFi Channel (US).

Next week, Star Trek: The Next Generation premieres on Monday, June 2'08 at 7pm (though 11pm).

Star Trek: Enterprise moves to Tuesday on June 3 '08 at 7pm (through 10pm).

The Stargate SG-1 schedule for Tuesday May 27 '08:

6:00P PARADISE LOST (6pm weekday rotation episodes continue)




Stargate SG-1 photos courtesy of GateWorld

Highlander - Video: 'The Darkness'

Courtesy of HULU, Highlander's 'The Darkness,' starring Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch and Alexandra Vandernoot. Guest stars include Kendall Cross, Adrian Hughes, Andrew Jackson, Traci Lords and Frank C. Turner.

A Watcher-Hunter is stalking Immortals, kidnapping their loved ones to force them into a fight on his terms... and Tessa is the next one to be kidnapped.

Battlestar Galactica - Season Four Podcasts

From the SciFi Channel's Battlestar Galactica site.

With the Battlestar Galactica podcast, you can listen to exclusive commentary by executive producer Ronald D. Moore about each episode, while you're watching it.

Commentary by the producers is presented unedited and uncensored, and may contain adult language. Listener discretion is advised. Learn more about podcasting here.

'He That Believeth In Me'

'Six of One'

'The Ties That Bind'

'Escape Velocity'

'The Road Less Traveled'

Firefly - Video: 'The Train Job'

Courtesy of HULU, Firefly's 'The Train Job,' starring Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Summer Glau and Ron Glass. Guest stars include Tom Towles, Andrew Bryniarski, Michael Fairman, and Gregg Henry.

The Serenity crew is coerced into pulling a train robbery. When they discover the stolen cargo is actually medicine intended for refugees, they are forced to reevaluate their priorities.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Momoa: The dreads stay put

From GateWorld:

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

Momoa: The dreads stay put


Ronon Dex's signature dreadlocks aren't going anywhere this season, actor Jason Momoa told GateWorld.

Colin Cunningham - Video: Trailer for 'Centigrade'

Courtesy of the Centigrade web site, a trailer for the independent movie. Movie was written, directed and stars Colin Cunningham. Cast also includes Daniel Brodsky, Ron Sauvé, Derrick Garland, Fulvio Cecere and Madison Graie.

Centigrade is about a man (Colin Cunningham) who lives in an old, busted up camper trailer. But wakes up one morning to find himself (and it) rolling down the highway. Towed by a mysterious black pick-up truck, the man is taken hostage aboard this rolling nightmare and will have to use his wits in order to survive.

Ben Browder / Matthew Fox - Video: Party of Five 'Significant Others'

Courtesy of HULU, Party of Five's 'Significant Others,' starring Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alexondra Lee. Guest stars include Michael A. Goorjian, Ben Browder, Dan Lauria and Tamara Taylor.

As Charlie finds he's attracted to Grace, Julia faces difficult choices in her relationship with Sam; Bailey finds unexpected success at wrestling.

Sanctuary - BlogCritics: Internet TV Review: Sanctuary

From BlogCritics:

(Please follow the link for the complete four-page review. Photos at the site.)

Internet TV Review: Sanctuary

Written by Niall Rough
Published May 26, 2008

It's almost a year to the day since Sanctuary began. Championed as "the first broadcast-quality, high definition dramatic series designed specifically for the Internet", it seems an appropriate moment to take stock of Stage 3 Media's web-exclusive experiment.

With an innovative distribution model and a high concept to seduce the horde of genre fans who – let’s be honest about it – practically own the Internet, the eight short episodes originally released over a period of four months last summer are apt to be digested now in a single sitting. And what better way to prepare for the thirteen impending full-length episodes ordered by the SciFi Channel than by asking, a year on, without the hype and PR doublespeak to coast on, how well does Sanctuary hold up?

"There are monsters loose in the world. And they are the key to the future of our race." So goes the sales pitch. I’ll spare you the particulars – you’ll hear enough of them should you choose to point your browsers toward Sanctuary for All and download the series – but suffice it to say that Sanctuary has as its premise a place where monsters of all shapes and sizes can book an indefinite stay in the myriad selection of cells and containment facilities Helen Magus has to offer. She's immortal, of course; a lovelorn scientist left over from Victorian-era England with a soft spot for the CG creatures that cause havoc on the periphery of contemporary civilisation. The titular sanctuary purports to be a place where they can kick back without fear of rogue vampire slayers or demon-hunting PIs, but it hasn’t yet proven much more than a sprawling Gothic mansion for Magus to lock up her who's who of captive supernatural species.


Sanctuary - CTV: Video - Interviews and Behind-the-Scenes

With many thanks to pixiesio at GateWorld Forum for the heads up!

Canada's CTV National News had a news snippet (2:37 minutes) about "Sanctuary."

CTV National News : May 25 : Part four

It may cost a fortune to make an action series for TV, but a Canadian production company with limited financing has done it differently.

Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne

Director Martin Wood ("it was THIS big")

Monsters of the Week

Sanctuary premieres on the SciFi Channel in the Fall of 2008.

Sanctuary website

A brief segment from the broadcast:

City of Ember - Video: Movie Trailer

'City of Ember' opens October 10 '08 and stars Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Saoirse Ronan, Toby Jones and Mary Kay Place. Filmed in Ireland.

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights - underground. But Ember’s once powerful generator is failing… and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, in a race against time, the citizens must search Ember for clues that will unlock the ancient mystery of the city’s existence, and escape before the lights go out forever.

David Duchovny - KCRW Radio: Audio Interview

Courtesy of KCRW Radio (Santa Monica, CA), an April 2007 audio interview with David Duchovny.

Wry, thoughtful, but not detached, David Duchovny (House of D, Trust the Man, Bones) ironic yet emotional approach to acting gave The X-Files a center and also grounds his satiric new film, The TV set.

Indiana Jones / The X-Files - HypaSpace Weekly: Video Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Weekly:



Indiana Jones: The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | Indiana Jones dvds | Indiana Jones Collectables | The X Files |Wii Fit |The Dark Knight Batman | RIP Comic Game sequels

Video Link

The Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull segment is at the beginning of the show and lasts approximately 3 minutes and 10 seconds. Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and Stephen Spielberg are interviewed.

Following this segment, is a 1:30 (minute) segment on toys for the movie, new action figures and including a Mr. Potato Head - Taters of the Lost Ark.

The X-Files
segment begins at the 15:25 mark and runs until 16:35, interviewed are Chris Carter and Frank Spodnitz.

How to make a Wii Cake

Battlestar Galactica - HypaSpace Podcast: Alessandro Julianni Audio Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Podcast:


May 23 - William Shatner, George Takei, Alessandro Julianni, Nalo Hopkinson, Robert Charles Wilson and Robert J. Sawyer join the podcast. As well, Natasha Eloi drops by to discuss the new Indiana Jones film with host Mark Askwith.

Podcast Link

Stargate: Continuum - THREE New Photos May 26 '08

From the Facebook Stargate Official Fanpage:

(Please follow the link for the full-size, high-resolution format of the following MGM publicity stills.)

Ba'al (Cliff Simon) - Goa'uld System Lord

Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder)


Stargate Atlantis / SG-1 - SciFi Pi: Best of Both Worlds Con July 4-6 '08

From the Australian SciFi Channel's SciFi Pi:


Best Of Both Words Finalises Line Up For July 08

Monday, May 26

by Captain

One of the mainstays of the Australian Sci Fi convention scene, Best of Both Worlds (or BOBW for short) has announced its final list of guests attending their July 4 to 6 convention at the Pacific International Suites in Parramatta.

Apparently one can have such a good time that one can stay overnight - hence the ability to book a room. The theme for the weekend is Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis. Superstars of Sci Fi attending will include:

Kavan Smith - Major Evan Lorne

Jaimie Rae Newman - Lt Cadman

Peter Williams - Apophis

Ivy Isenberg - Casting Director

Jan Newman - Make up artist and actor

There's a whole range of ticketing options, ranging from $195 to $615.

If you'd like to attend, and wish to book accommodation, the person to call is: Brooke on (02) 9685 1607.

Accommodation: Studio Suite $140.00 per night
1 Bedroom Apartment $165.00 per night

Car Parking: Car Parking is complimentary for conference delegates
Please check with BOBW for further details.

For full details, check out

Eric McCormack / Andromeda Strain- SciFi Talk: Audio Interview

From SciFi Talk:

Mon, 26 May 2008

Eric McCormack - Andromeda Strain

The former Will And Grace stars plays Jack Nash, a down-and-out television reporter that stumbles onto the story of his career in The Andromeda Strain. This audio was from a reporters conference call with this talented actor who chats about the sci-fi mini-series and his career. Special thanks to Emily Spitale of A & E Network. The program airs on May 26th and look for it on DVD. Music is by Cagey House.

Podcast link

Buck Rogers - Video: 'A Blast for Buck'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'A Blast for Buck,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. Guest star: Gary Coleman.

A mysterious device that threatens Earth appears in Dr. Huer's office.

Battlestar Galactica - TV Guide Online: Ask Matt May 26 '08

From TV Guide Online's Ask Matt for May 26, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Ask Matt

Monday, May 26, 2008

Is Battlestar Too Trigger Happy?

Question: I'm perplexed at the choices the Battlestar Galactica writers have made this season. The main players spend their time whining, mumbling and making inane decisions while the supporting players have been treated like used Kleenex: Brave Callie gets tossed out the airlock, loyal Dualla rates only a "see ya" when Lee leaves her, and heroic Tyrol and Tigh have become sniveling cowards hiding in storage closets. But as hard as it is to see beloved characters mistreated, it's worse to see the repetitious use of a loaded gun as a resolution to every plot point. Need to stop an FTL jump? Don't shoot the computer, shoot Gaeta. Having bad dreams? Frak the handiest Cylon. Have a score to settle? How about a double murder in the hangar bay to settle old debts? It's like the whole fleet has gone Charles Bronson on steroids. The "look out, there's a gun!" shtick has been done to death on shows on like ER and Law & Order. It is baffling to see the Peabody-winning BSG writers resort to such a tired plot device. What gives with the gun play, and how do you rate the writers' choices so far this season? — Stephanie

Matt Roush: If you think Battlestar Galactica is celebrating violence because its characters are wielding weapons on a (might I add) military warship, you're watching a different show than I am. With all of this talk about destroying the Cylon resurrection hub and thus rendering the feuding Cylons as mortal as the humans, even as we watch Roslyn battle her cancer while Baltar preaches a new gospel, I find the show's take on mortality and spirituality a lot more potent than the melodrama of who's shooting whom. Which tends to play out in pretty desperate circumstances. (The murder of Callie a shocking moment by anyone's standards, I would think.) And to boil down the existential crises of the secret Cylons by describing them as "sniveling cowards whining and mumbling and hiding in storage closets" misses the point of this shattering revelation (which I still don't fully understand) on these heretofore heroic characters. So basically, I guess this boils down to me approving of the writers' choices more than you, though I'll acknowledge the show is less conventionally entertaining these days. But to charge it with becoming Bronson-esque simplistic? No way.