Thursday, June 19, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - NEW "Whispers" Behind-the-Scenes Photos & Video Clip

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for June 19, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog and to view ALL the NEW behind-the-scenes photos from Stargate Atlantis' fifth season episode, "Whispers," and to view the behind-the-scenes video clip!)

June 19, 2008: Gunfire on the set!


The cameras are turned around for the B-side hits, a far more complicated sequence that involves the squibbed/moving targets being shot and going down. It’s all smoke and timing that goes swimmingly in the rehearsal. Not so the first take in which the targets overshoot their marks and the camera positions. It’s getting late. We have time for one more take before we shut down for the night. A quick set-up and “Action!”

Janina preparing to light it up

Gunfire. Squib hits. Targets go down. It goes better than the first take but, alas, the timing is off. Unfortunately, there won’t be anymore shooting on this night. We’ll have to schedule some Close Up hits with the second unit crew and then piece together the sequence from the footage available.

Weeks later, I’m watching the director’s cut and when the sequence comes up. We start on the A side coverage of our heroes locking and loading. Cut to the B side - targets approaching. Back to the A side as our heroes open fire. Back to the B side as approaching targets are hit and go down. Back to the A side as our heroes fire away - reload, continue firing. Punch in for some B side hits of the individual targets getting hit and dropping. Back to the A side and on our heroes as the gunfire dies down. They lower their weapons. B side coverage of the carnage. Fabulous! It’s at times like these I realize we really should be shooting up stunt extras more often.

Nicole models the ear protection



Masterchief writes: “Joe you said Outsiders is episode 14, is this correct?”

Answer: I’m referring to the shooting schedule.

Wraithfodder writes: “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Please say it’s NOT true. I watch the Scifi ad which goes “A prophet is born.” Puh-lease tell us that Teyla’s baby is not going to be some Miracle-Gro kid.”

Answer: It’s not true.


Stargate Atlantis - Video: Season 5 2nd Promo Commercial

From the SciFi Channel, the second promo commercial for the premiere of Stargate Atlantis' fifth season on Friday July 11 at 10pm.

Battlestar Galactica - Canada's Space Channel - Nicki Clyne to host HypaSpace Weekly

From Canada's Space Channel:

HYPASPACE WEEKLY - Friday, June 20 '08

Join us this week with special guest host Nicki Clyne!

Airs Fridays 7et/4pt

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: Director's Cut: Continuum (Pt. 2)

From MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link for the complete article. Photo at the site.)

Director's Cut: Continuum (Pt. 2)

June 19, 2008 (General)

You can’t get a much more stunning location than the Arctic to film in – or a much more difficult one, either. Director Martin Wood had his work cut out to make Continuum’s icy patches a success.

A brief excerpt:


“I have a still photograph of a five-person crew standing on the ice and two green screens in front of them and a helicopter in the air and seven snow mobiles. I actually showed this to the assembled group when we finished that day and I said, ‘On any given day on Stargate SG-1 the TV series, I would never have any of these elements! This is remarkable!’”


In our next look behind the scenes at Continuum, Peter Woeste discusses filming in an operational US Navy nuclear submarine!

Story by Sharon Gosling

Stargate Atlantis - Martin Gero - Playback Magazine: The Next 25 Rising Stars

From Playback Magazine (Canada):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

THE NEXT 25 - Canada's Rising Stars and Dealmakers

Each week over the course of two months, Playback presents honorees for The Next 25 - emerging writers, directors, actors and producers from whom you will be hearing in 2008.


Age: 30
Residence: Vancouver
Agency: Meridian Artists
Buzz: The Swiss-born director's debut Young People F###### was a hit in the House of Commons before even getting a domestic release

[NOTE: Martin Gero also writes, produces, and this new season will direct, Stargate Atlantis.]

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel: NEW Season 5 Graphic


And thanks to Osiris at GateWorld Forum, a "clean" version of the photo (please follow the link for the full-size verson):

Stargate: Continuum - Contest - Autographed Continuum Script - UK Only!

From (UK):;-1;-1;-1&pPageID=3297&

To celebrate the release of Stargate Continuum on DVD and Blu-Ray on 18th August 2008, we've teamed up with our friends at 20th Century Fox to offer you the chance to win a signed copy of the script. Simply fill in your details [at the site] to be in with a chance of winning this great prize.

Official Rules:;5;77;-1&pPageID=3301

A brief excerpt:

To be eligible, entries must be received on or before the closing date of 1st September 2008 11.59 PM GMT

And there is a brief video clip of Amanda Tapping, announcing that Continuum is available for pre-order from, that precedes the Continuum trailer, at the site!

Sanctuary - SciFi Stream: Damian Kindler Interview

From SciFi Stream:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

SciFi Stream Exclusive: Damian Kindler Builds A New ‘Sanctuary’

June 18, 2008 7:28 pm SciFi Stream Sanctuary

After the successful Internet premiere of Damian Kindler’s Sanctuary in 2007, SCI FI Channel picked up the show for a television run — 13 episodes, now in production in Vancouver, British Columbia and set to premiere on the cable network this fall. The show is about an organization that seeks to find and help monsters and other “unique” individuals in the world, led by the 150-year-old scientist Helen Magnus (Stargate SG-1’s Amanda Tapping, who also serves as an executive producer).

The jump to television adds up to a reboot of the series, including reshoots and a recut of the original pilot episode. In this exclusive interview with SciFi Stream, Kindler reveals his plans for the official first season and the changes that are now in the works.

Check out the full interview after the jump, then head over to the show’s official Web site —!

A brief excerpt:

SFS: What is the core of what Sanctuary is, that you said, “This is the kernel that we are fashioning everything else around, and it’s not going to change?”

DK: It’s still the search for monsters, helping the monsters that need helping, protecting the world from monsters that are too dangerous to be allowed to be free. And it’s revealing the secret behind that work, which has to do with the future of the human race and why the monsters are the key to that future. There’s a very dark, incredibly powerful secret that Magnus is holding onto and responsible for.

It’s one thing to say, “Hey! Another monster of the week! This is great! Why are we doing this?” “Well, because they’re out there!” I think that you need to know why. I think there has to be this deep, secret agenda of why would you go out and face down these creatures or try to contain these creatures if there wasn’t a really long-winded reason. And we’re going to very much be as long-winded as possible … so by the end of Season Nine you might have an idea of why!

Yeah, we’re going to create some conspiracy. There is an arc.


Sanctuary premieres this fall on SCI FI Channel in the United States.

Visit SciFi Stream’s Sanctuary show guide!

Stargate Atlantis - Video: Super Fan Videos from '07

These are last year's Super Fan Videos. These are part of a contest sponsored by MGM Stargate.

Joe Flanigan

Jason Momoa

David Hewlett

Amanda Tapping (this contest has expired)

Stargate Atlantis - Video: 3 NEW SGA Super Fans Videos

From You Tube's Stargate Central (or MySpace Stargate Central Command):

All three promos include a few brief clips from season five episodes, including Shep from "Whispers," and possibly Ronon and Tyre from "Broken Ties."

David Hewlett Promo Commercial

Jason Momoa Promo Commercial

Joe Flanigan Promo Commercial

Stargate: Continuum - Stargate Hub - NEW Continuum section

At Stargate Hub:

There is now a Stargate Continuum dedicate section.

So far, the updates include:

* Continuum movie synopsis

* Continuum trailer (the original one)

* Continuum cast

* Continuum rotating backgrounds -- I counted eight different photo backgrounds:

(These photos are courtesy of Mala from GateWorld Forum. Please follow the link for the full-sized version of the photos.)

1) Qetesh (Claudia Black) and Ba'al (Cliff Simon)

2) Teal'c (Christopher Judge)

3) Jack (Richard Dean Anderson) and Sam (Amanda Tapping)

4) Cameron (Ben Browder) -- looks like a new photo

5) Ba'al and Teal'c

6) Sam

7) Cameron -- looks like another a new photo

8) Daniel (Michael Shanks) -- aboard the frozen transport ship -- looks like a new photo