Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Colbert Report - Video: June 4 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's June 4 '08 episode.

Salman Rushdie sits down with Stephen to discuss his new book, "The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel." Also, Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr stops by to talk about his campaign.

Stargate SG-1 - Kids Need to Read: Christopher Judge Charity Auction

From Kids Need to Read:

Chel Nak, Teal’c!!

After an unprecedented 10 seasons, the TV hit Stargate SG-1 has been given new life in the direct-to-DVD movie Stargate: The Ark of Truth, an absolute “must-see” for all Stargate fans. Kids Need to Read Charity Auctions is proud to present an Australian edition of the feature packaged in an exclusive Collector’s Tin and signed by actor Christopher Judge.

Chris has played the burly, taciturn Jaffa warrior Teal’c since SG-1 first aired. In addition to his acting credits, the talented Mr. Judge is also a writer, photographer and singer! He recently made his first Australian appearances at fan conventions in Melbourne and Sydney, where he signed this unique item.

Inside the collector’s tin is a brand new, unopened copy of The Ark of Truth, which completes Stargate’s story of the Ori. The cast includes all the Season 10 series regulars, as well as Firefly’s own Morena Baccarin in her recurring role as Adria. Special features are the audio “Commentary with Robert C. Cooper, Christopher Judge and Peter Woeste,” and 3 featurettes: “The Ark of Truth: Stargate at Comic-Con,” “Uncovering The Ark of Truth,” and “Stargate SG-1: The Road Taken—Prelude to Stargate: The Ark of Truth.”

Note: This DVD is formatted for playback on PAL enabled systems (Australian, UK, and Europe Standard). Outside of region 4, it will play if both the DVD player and TV are PAL compatible.

Get into the Gate by going to:

Bids open at $30.00 and will be accepted until June 20, 2008

Thank you to Culture Shock Conventions (”An Evening With Chris Judge”, Australia, April 2008) for allowing our KNTR volunteer to obtain Mr. Judge’s autograph on this item. Proceeds are used by Kids Need to Read to purchase books for under-funded schools and libraries, as well as for other literary organizations that provide books to disadvantaged children.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Behind the Scenes Video Clip

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for June 15, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

June 15, 2008: Court Rules Entrance Exams Discriminate Against the Stupid and Lazy


Today's video: Wraith chat with Aaron and Tyler. Click on the link:¤t=Wraithonthelot.flv


Mackenzie's Momma writes: "Why do the Milky Way planets get designated with "P" and Pegasus Galaxy planets get designated with "M" designations?"

Answer: It's a simple way of differentiating between planet's in either galaxy, P for Pegasus and M for Milky Way. No. Wait.


JoanielovesChachi writes: "Will Mitch Pilleggi be in Season 5?"

Answer: Yep. Watch for Mitch in the season premiere and mid-season two-parter.


Luis811 writes: "When the main actors are reading their lines while filming the extras you see in the background are also engaged in conversation are they actually reading lines from script or are they just mumbling."

Answer: Their lines are scripted. What they're muttering is anyone's guess. I suspect they're usually discussing that week's episode of Lost.


Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide Online: Got Burning Questions About Stargate Atlantis?

From TV Guide Online:

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Got Burning Questions About Stargate Atlantis?

By popular demand, I'm speaking to Joseph Mallozzi soon about the new season arriving in mid-July. Is there anything in particular you want to make sure I ask? Share your burning questions here, in comments! — Matt Mitovich

Buck Rogers - Video: 'Flight of the War Witch Part 1'

Courtesy of HULU, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's 'Flight of the War Witch Part 1,' starring Gil Gerard, Erin Gray and Tim O'Connor. Guest stars include Pamela Hensley, Sid Haig, Michael Ansara, Julie Newmar and Vera Miles.

Part 1 of 2. Princess Ardala and her evil cohorts follow Buck through a black hole.

Sanctuary - Blog Critics: Sanctuary Leaps From Net To Network

From Blog Critics:

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Sanctuary Leaps From Net To Network

Written by Diane Kristine

Published June 15, 2008

Sanctuary won't be the first series to make the leap from web to television, but executive producer and director Martin Wood hopes it's learned enough from its broadband run to make the most of its cable run.

"When you're that far in front of the wave, you're sitting on the foaming edge of it. Everybody looks at you and says 'ok, how are you doing this?' And you have to turn to them and say 'not very well, but we have an idea,'" he laughed in a recent interview at the Banff World Television Festival.

Airing in early October on the Sci Fi channel in the United States, The Movie Network/Movie Central in Canada, and ITV in the UK, Sanctuary is a 13-episode, half-hour drama from the creative minds behind the Stargate series, including writer Damian Kindler, lead actor Amanda Tapping, and Wood himself.


Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: New Robert Picardo MGM Publicity Stills

From GateWorld:

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Robert Picardo Photo Gallery

Sunday - June 15, 2008 | by Darren Sumner

The first official Season Five cast photos have arrived exclusively at GateWorld -- more specifically, gallery shots of new cast member Robert Picardo.


Stargate Atlantis - Pop Culture Zoo: Paul McGillion Interview

From Pop Culture Zoo:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

A Conversation With Paul McGillion

By Joseph Dilworth Jr. ⋅

June 15, 2008 ⋅

He has appeared as Carson Beckett in the first three season of “Stargate Atlantis”, before his character was killed off. He appeared as an actor and a female Scottish detective in the very funny film A Dog’s Breakfast. He has guest-starred on such high profiles TV series as “The X-Files”, “Smallville” and “The Commish”. He has appeared in several films and will have a role in J. J. Abrams version of Star Trek. And, due to an outpouring of fan support, he returns this year as Carson Beckett in several episodes of “Stargate Atlantis”. On top of that he’s a very friendly and kind person. I am speaking of Paul McGillion. This past week he agreed to speak with us via phone from the set of “Atlantis”. As you can imagine, shooting a television show is pretty hectic, so it took a couple of days before he had some time and he got called back to the set in the middle of the conversation. We are very grateful that he choose to use some of his free time to talk to us. This conversation began, like many others, with the answering of a phone call.

A brief excerpt:

PCZ: So, you’re back on the set of “Stargate Atlantis” this week…

PM: Yes.

Photo courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's Blog

PCZ: …can you talk about the episode you’re filming?

PM: The episode I’m filming right now is called “Outsiders” and it’s my third episode this season of the five that I’m doing, or the minimum of five. It’s an episode written by Alan McCullough. We have Will Waring directing. It’s a lot of Wraiths and a lot of conflict. David Hewlett and I have a ton of stuff, there’s a lot of Beckett and McKay stuff in it. We’re doing a scene right now that’s hopefully pretty funny. The whole crew is laughing at our scene in a Wraith Dart so it’s really funny. We’re having some really good laughs doing it. It’s been great. David and I are pretty much throughout the episode and we have a lot of stuff together. So it’s a big Beckett and McKay episode.


Christina Cox and Paul McGillion from the episode "Whispers" - Photo courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's Blog

Battlestar Galactica - Behind The Scenes Video Interviews

From Canada's Space Channel:

Video interviews with Edward James Olmos (3 videos), James Callis (3 videos), Jamie Bamber (2 videos), Ronald Moore (3 videos), Tahmoh Penikett (2 videos) and Tricia Helfer (2 videos).

*You will need Windows Media to view these clips

Battlestar Galactica - On The Phone With The Cast Battlestar Galactica - Audio/Video Interviews

From Canada's Space Channel:


SPACE opened up their black book and made some calls to the cast of BSG, just in time for the Spring Finale.

Tahmoh Penikett

Listen to BSG’s hunky Tamoh Penikett speak with SPACE producer Johanna Ryan about the events in the season 4 episode ‘The Road Less Travelled’.

Audio Link

Grace Park

Hear BSG’s Grace Park talk with SPACE producer Michelle Dudas about the events in the season 4 episode ‘Faith’, including President Roslin’s ties to Baltar, and the mystery of the Hybrid.

Audio Link

Baltar on himself

Listen to BSG’s ‘Gaius Balar’, actor James Callis, as he talks with SPACE producer Johanna Ryan about his character’s journey through the fourth season of the hit show.

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Jamie Bamber on Sine Qua Non

Listen as BSG’s ‘McDreamy’, Jamie Bamber, speaks with producer Johanna Ryan about the 4th season episode ‘Sine Qua Non’, offering his insight on the show, and on actors Michael Hogan and Mark A. Sheppard’s acclaimed performances of their characters.

Audio Link


Hear BSG’s Alessandro Juliani, AKA ‘Felix Gaeta’, chat with producer Johanna Ryan about the happenings on the 4th season episode ‘Guess What’s Coming To Dinner?’

Audio Link

Battlestar Galactica - TV Guide Online: Katee Sackhoff Interview

From TV Guide Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete TV Guide Online interview.)

Interviews & Features

Friday, June 13, 2008

Katee Sackhoff on the Battlestar Finale: "I Want Closure"

by Anna Dimond

Imagine your entire world has been destroyed, and you along with less than 40,000 survivors have to fight for your lives against human-hating Cylon robots, all in an attempt to reach a planet that may or may not exist. You’ve been told you have a destiny to lead your people to the only livable planet, but that you’re also a “harbinger of death.” How the heck do you take on those burdens without being a little whacked out?

Clearly, Battlestar heroine Kara “Starbuck” Thrace is able to handle this kind of pressure because she is crazy... in a good way. Scene-stealer Katee Sackhoff has spent four seasons playing the spirited, brilliant, tom-boy fighter pilot who may be the key to finding “Earth” and saving the last remaining humans. We spoke with the actress about how Galactica has changed her, her hopes for Starbuck at the end of the series' run, and her upcoming stint on Nip/Tuck.

A brief excerpt: You also have a guest part on Nip/Tuck coming up. What will that be like?

Sackhoff: It's exciting. I wanted to do something that would break me out of the Starbuck stereotype. I wanted to do something that completely abandoned her, so much so that people almost in a sense forgot that I played her for a while. [On Nip/Tuck] I'm the new anesthesiologist. I'm a little devil. I give it to Sean, and I make him break out of his shell. And I may get him in a little bit of trouble along the way, but it's a fun role for me. I'm tattooed, I get to ride Harleys.... It was a nice transition, a nice four episodes. And then I have a movie that we're hopefully going to start in November. What kind role is that for you?

Sackhoff: The movie is called The Victim, and I'm very excited about it. I'm excited to actually not beat someone up for a change!