Thursday, May 29, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos - Search & Rescue

With many thanks to Andreas from GateWorld Forum, for the MGM publicity stills from Stargate Atlantis' fifth season premiere, Search and Rescue, which airs Friday, July 11 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel. (Please follow the link below for full-size, high-resolution format of these photos.)

Col. Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) and Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite)

Kanaan (Patrick Sabongui)

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Capt. Alicia Vega (Leela Savasta)

Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo)

Samantha Carter

Sam Carter and Richard Woolsey

Rodney McKay

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)

Ben Browder / Matthew Fox - Video: Party of Five 'Misery Loves Company'

Courtesy of HULU, Party of Five's 'Misery Loves Company,' starring Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, Lacey Chabert, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Alexondra Lee. Guest stars include Ben Browder, Scott Grimes, Lela Ivey and Tamara Taylor.

A fire lands Grace at the Salinger's just as Julia moves out to escape a domineering Charlie; Will arrives home unexpectedly to find Bailey's been drinking too much.

Stargate - Agent DVD Online: Vote for Stargate as best DVD franchise

From Agent DVD Online:

The Greatest Franchise on DVD Ever!

They form the engine that drives pop culture. Lucrative film and TV franchises not only establish the grounds for huge box office potential, but also build substantial fan bases and set new standards for entertainment. These multimedia franchises can stem from a variety of sources, from original stories to novels, comic books, video games, and even theme-park rides.

But of the many franchises out there, which is the greatest? Agent DVD is taking that question to the fans with a new online tournament giving fans a chance to vote for their favorites until a winner is chosen. Final results will be revealed in Agent DVD magazine's annual issue distributed at San Diego Comic-Con International.

The Finalists

Star Wars
Star Trek
Indiana Jones
James Bond
Lord of the Rings
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Now a staple of sci-fi TV, Stargate boasts the longest-running American sci-fi show in “Stargate SG-1,” plus spinoffs “Stargate Atlantis” and the animated out-of-continuity “Stargate: Infinity.” Plus there’s the original 1994 feature film, and two direct-to-video sequels to “SG-1.”

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Hannibal Lecter
Nightmare on Elm Street

VOTE at:

The Invisible Man - Video: 'The Lesser Evil'

Courtesy of HULU, The Invisible Man's 'The Lesser Evil,' starring Vincent Ventresca, Paul Ben-Victor, Shannon Kenny, and Eddie Jones. Guest stars include Idalis DeLeon, Spencer Garrett, Jeff Graham and Monica Louwerens.

Allianora tells Darien that the Agency is planning to kill him and asks him to switch allegiances to her secret organization.

Stargate Atlantis - TV Zone Magazine # 229 - N. John Smith Interview

From Visimag:

TV Zone #229, June 2008
(Reference #T229)
Scheduled publication date May 30 2008

Cover Feature: Stargate Atlantis

Exclusive Interviews...

Stargate Atlantis Producer N John Smith gives us a preview of the other surprises to come in the imminent Season Five

Doctor Who (2000s) League of Gentlemen star Steve Pemberton on guest-starring in the latest series

Reaper Star Bret Harrison reflects on how his character Sam is becoming a better man... thanks to Satan!

CSI: Miami Actor Rex Linn reveals why he’s astonished to find himself becoming a show regular

Bonekickers Director James Strong introduces the BBC’s new action-drama

Psych Actor James Roday reveals the full extent of his contribution to the cult show


Thunderbirds A picture showcase of International Rescue’s return n two new adverts


Deep Thought The big issues assessed: this issue, as Doctor Who fans panic over a slip in the ratings, we wonder if they’ve noticed the sunny weather, and that it’s affecting every other series as well…

Primetime Fear Itself We preview a new anthology series of creepy tales

Diamond Mine This issue, our look at the greats of television unearths the cases of chain-smoking gambling addict Dr Eddie ‘Fitz’ Fitzgerald, the Cracker…

With 25+ regular and bang up-to-date TV reviews, and merchandise reviews…

and much more…

Go to Web edition

Price: $7.99


An excerpt from the N. John Smith interview:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview excerpt.)

The Fifth Element

Executive producer N John Smith discusses the upcoming storylines in the fifth season, as Teyla goes undercover and Woolsey takes charge…

It’s a Friday afternoon in May at Bridge Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia and the weekend getaway is looming, but there is still work to be done on the Stargate Atlantis set before the cast and crew can head home for a quick break – or some line learning, just as likely. Christopher Heyerdahl, who portrays the show’s resident Wraith Todd, heads back to Stage 2 for his next scene, along with another actor who is making his d├ębut as Atlantis’s first bald Wraith commander. Close behind them is Rachel Luttrell, looking quite unlike her usual style as Teyla. It is all in aid of the fifth season episode The Queen, where she disguises herself as a Queen Wraith to gain the confidence of the enemy and, in doing so, carry out a plan that could change the Wraith’s feeding habits and help save Humankind.


..."Scheduling around the Wraith is always a bit more difficult only because of the prosthetics. Our actors start getting into make-up at three in the morning, we shoot until seven or eight at night, and then it takes them another hour to get out of everything. So it can get pretty tiring, especially for Rachel, who has to look after her baby, but, again, it’s almost over. These seven-day episodes go by pretty quickly. At first you wonder, ‘What’s going to be hard about this one?’ but then all of sudden it’s done and you’re like, ‘What the heck were we worried about?’ It’s a pretty polished machine around here and our crew doesn’t waver at anything you might throw at them. Whatever, it is, if you think it’s a potential problem, they’re like, ‘We’ll show you,’ which they do, and things go smoothly.”

by Steven Eramo
Read the full interview in
TV Zone #229

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Rekha Sharma Q&A - Part 2

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, Rekha Sharma Q&A - Part 2.

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

Stargate Atlantis - NBCU: SciFi Channel Announces Summer Lineup

From NBCU:


Published: May 29, 2008


Lineup Includes Season Premieres of Scare Tactics, Stargate Atlantis and Eureka And New Episodes of Ghost Hunters International

New York, NY – May 29, 2007 – This summer, SCI FI Channel features the returns of some of cable's hottest shows! On the reality front, viewers can look forward to all-new investigations with the team from the immensely popular Ghost Hunters International as well as the return of the hilariously irreverent Scare Tactics, hosted by comedy superstar Tracy Morgan. The Stargate legacy continues with the premiere of the fifth season of Stargate Atlantis, and SCI FI's record-breaking hit series, Eureka, will return at the end of July with its highly-anticipated third season.

Returning Series Premieres

Ghost Hunters International (New Episodes Premiere July 9, 2008 @ 9 PM) - SCI FI's newest hit reality series will return to the Channel this summer with seven new episodes as part of its first season. After debuting in January as the highest-rated reality telecast in the Channel's history, Ghost Hunters International averaged a 1.6 Household rating and over 2 million total viewers over its seven-episode run this winter. A spin-off of SCI FI's immensely popular Ghost Hunters series, Ghost Hunters International features a squad of real-life "ghost-busters" – ordinary people who investigate and attempt to debunk claims of otherworldly activity. The new team travels the world to different cities each week in pursuit of the truth behind bizarre supernatural claims. The success of its record-breaking debut season cemented Ghost Hunters' place as the #1 paranormal franchise in cable!

For their first round of investigations, the International crew took on some of Europe's most haunted locales, including Chillingham Castle in England and the forgotten underground city of Mary King's Close in Scotland. This summer, the team heads back out to Europe as well as to some notoriously haunted hotspots in New Zealand and South Africa.

Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International are produced in association with Craig Piligian's Pilgrim Films and Television (American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, The Ultimate Fighter). Piligian and Thomas Thayer, along with Rob Katz and Alan David, serve as executive producers.

Scare Tactics (Season 3 Premieres July 9, 2008 @ 10 PM) - An all-new Scare Tactics returns to SCI Fin this time with host Tracy Morgan of 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live. The frighteningly funny hidden camera show premieres with two back-to-back brand-new episodes on Wednesday, July 9 @ 10 PM ET/PT.

Set up by friends and loved ones, unsuspecting victims are placed into elaborately staged scary situations involving film-quality special effects, makeup and stunts. The horror hoaxes are skillfully designed to tap into the wildest fears of the prank's prey. Viewers laugh along with the hilarious reactions of the show's "stars" as they are caught off-guard and on-camera.

Stargate Atlantis (Season 5 Premieres July 11, 2008 @ 10 PM) - As Stargate Atlantis moves into its fifth action-packed season, the team of intrepid explorers continue to face peril and uncertainty from within the vast reaches of the Pegasus Galaxy.

The series promises to keep things exciting by introducing a powerful new race, welcoming new cast members and forging new alliances, all while delving deeper into the mysteries of the Pegasus Galaxy. The new 20-episode season will include the series' benchmark 100th episode.

Robert Picardo, known to fans as the International Oversight Committee rep Richard Woolsey, joins the Atlantis cast and assumes command of the Atlantis expedition. Reluctant to step into Colonel Samantha Carter's shoes, Woolsey must deal with new responsibilities and find his way among the crew. The team, led by Lt. Colonel Sheppard (Joe Flanigan), Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett), Teyla (Rachel Luttrell), Ronon (Jason Momoa) and Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite), must adjust to his unique leadership style.

Fan favorite Paul McGillion, returns for five episodes to reprise his role as the beloved "Dr. Carson Beckett." Amanda Tapping ("Colonel Samantha Carter"), and Stargate SG-1 star Michael Shanks ("Dr. Daniel Jackson") will also appear as special guest stars this season.

Eureka (Season 3 Premieres July 29, 2008 @ 9 PM) – A small town with big secrets, Eureka is a community of geniuses assembled by the government to conduct top-secret research. What they've unwittingly created is a place where anything imaginable can happen… and does.

With Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) now firmly installed as Eureka's sheriff, there's still much he doesn't know about the goings-on at top secret research facility Global Dynamics, but each time havoc is unleashed it usually leads Carter back to the lab.

Season three delves deeper into the classified, inner-workings of Global Dynamics and continues to explore the intertwined personal relationships of Eureka's colorful and quirky residents. New among the townspeople this season is Eva Thorne, aka "The Fixer" (Frances Fisher, Titanic), whose mission is to clean up Global Dynamics.

Joining Fisher for season 3 are returning stars Salli Richardson as Allison Blake, Joe Morton as Henry Deacon, Ed Quinn as Dr. Nathan Stark, Jordan Hinson as Zoe Carter, Erica Cerra as Deputy Jo Lupo, and Neil Grayston as Douglas Fargo.

Eureka is a SCI FI Channel presentation and is produced by NBC Universal Cable Studio.