Friday, June 20, 2008

Jared Padalecki - Sydney Morning Herald: SupaNova Con Australia

From the Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Supernatural star visits, buys undies

June 21, 2008 - 3:11PM

Supernatural pin-up boy Jared Padalecki is feeling a little snug in the pants.

The 25-year-old Hollywood actor arrived eight hours late in the country without his bags which had been misplaced en route, along with all of his clothes.

As a result his first stop when he arrived in Sydney was to pick up some new underpants, but for a guy who spends most of his time battling the paranormal on the Network Ten hit show Supernatural as Sam Winchester, buying grundies proved quite a challenge.

"I had to go buy clean underwear with the crazy Australian sizes that I didn't understand," he told AAP in Sydney.

"Sixteen? 18? I have no idea what size I am - we do small, medium and large.

"They're far too small - they're like a thong. It's embarrassing."


He is one of many stars who have turned up in Sydney to greet fans at the Supanova Expo, including Jewel Staite from Firefly and Stargate: Atlantis, Kandyse McClure from Battlestar Galactica, and the stars of Gladiators and Heroes.

The Expo, which runs all weekend at Sydney Olympic Park, celebrates all things imaginary from Star Wars to Superman, Halo to Harry Potter and Transformers to Tomb Raider.

Stargate: Continuum / Stargate Atlantis - San Diego Comic Con 2008 Update

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for June 20, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. Cuisine photos... yummy!)

June 20, 2008: Comic Con update, dinner at Fuel, and yet another chunky mailbag

No official word on this year's Comic Con line-up yet, but I hear that there will be both a Stargate: Continuum and Stargate: Atlantis panel. The former should include writer-executive producer Brad Wright, director Martin Wood, and Michael Shanks, Chris Judge, Amanda Tapping, Ben Browder and, if the rumors are true, one Richard Dean Anderson. The latter will be moderated by writer-executive producer Martin Gero and should include Jewel Staite, Bob Picardo, and, in all probability, Joe Flanigan. I, alas, will miss out on this year's festivities and am, of course, bummed because it means I'll have to come up with something else to blog about that weekend.


Battlestar Galactica - SpaceBlog: Edward James Olmos Interview

From Canada's Space Channel's SpaceBlog:

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


Some Idle Chatter With "The Ed"

Thursday, June 19, 2008 16:52

So Edward James Olmos and I were talking on the phone the other day. Really, how many times will I get to say that in my life?!

Okay, anyone who watches HypaSpace religiously (and if you don't then SHAME ON YOU) knows that we've had exclusive interviews each week with the cast of Battlestar Galactica. True, they've been phoners but I emphasize the word "exclusive"!

Every week since the beginning of season four, we've chatted with which ever BSG cast member was featured prominently in that week's show. We've had James Callis, Jamie Bamber, and Grace Park just to name a few.

This week EJO gave us a ringy-ding, which is just insanely cool to me. That said, I do try to maintain a certain amount of professional decorum, basically attempting not to sound like a gushing twelve year-old girl. I was making mental notes as Edward commented on last week's episode, "Revelations", thinking about what a great clip he was giving us and how well it would work for this week's HypaSpace. As he spoke, however, voices coming from the background on his end of the line were getting louder and louder. So much so, the camera person grabbed my attention.


And now to add to the excitement, guess who's sitting in our office right now? The one and only Nicki Clyne, who, I must say, is also awesome! She's getting ready to host this week's edition of HypaSpace, airing Friday at 7pm. Immediately following that is Fandom Forum: Battlestar Galactica at 7:30, and like I said before, if you miss it, SHAME ON YOU!

Brendan Fraser - Video: The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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

The Colber Report - Video: June 5 episodet

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's June 5th episode.

Pat Buchanan sits down with Stephen to talk about his latest book, "Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War."

Stargate SG-1 - Big Finish: Audio Dramas - Change in Line Up - Savarna

From Big Finish Productions:

Savarna has been moved forward to replace the originally planned August release, Pathogen. Because of scheduling issues, Pathogen will now be released at a later date, in season two. It will still star Teryl Rothery and Christopher Judge.


Starring Teryl Rothery and Toby Longworth
(Duration: 70' Approx)


Behind-the-scenes interview with Teryl Rothery


“My twelfth grade teacher once told me, 'We don't regret the things we do in life, it's the things we don't do that haunt us'. And she was right.”

Returning from a mercy mission, the Prometheus is attacked and Doctor Janet Fraiser is kidnapped. Finding herself amongst a crew of outlaws, the Doctor must treat a desperately ill patient and keep herself alive long enough to escape. But are things all that they seem?

AUTHOR: Sally Malcolm
DIRECTOR: Sharon Gosling
RECORDED DATE: 3 June 2008
RELEASE DATE: August 2008


This story takes place in season five, between Fragile Balance and Heroes 1 & 2.

Steve Carrell - SciFi Talk: 'Get Smart' Audio Interview

From SciFi Talk:

Fri, 20 June 2008

Get Smart Press Conference 1

The Secret Agent spoof gets a new look and cast. This is the first part of a press conference to promote the film. Attending are Steve Carrell, Anne Hathaway, Alan Arkin, director Peter Segal, and producer Charles Rovan. Special thanks to Warner Bros Pictures for the audio. Music is by Ocean Alexander.

Podcast Link

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'Last Call'

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU, a web exclusive video, 'Last Call.'

Two directors, two episodes, one set. The cast and crew talk about making the most of one location.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld Play: Video - The Phenomenon: James Bamford

From GateWorld Play:

(To view the video in its original size, please follow the above link.)

The Phenomenon: James Bamford

Atlantis stunt coordinator James "BAMBAM" Bamford discusses the Stargate phenomenon, meeting fans and kicking ass on screen.

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - David Winning and Martin Wood Audio Interview

From TV, eh?:

Upcoming TV, eh? Blogtalkradio show: Directors David Winning and Martin Wood

Posted by: Diane in Blood Ties, Podcast, Sanctuary

This Sunday is another TV, eh? show on Blogtalkradio, and it’s a Banff World Television Festival director extravaganza. First up is director David Winning, who has directed numerous television and film projects on both sides of the border. Call in at 646-200-4063, 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern, to talk about his adventures on shows such as Blood Ties, Andromeda, Earth: Final Conflict, Dinotopia, Dinosapien, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Sweet Valley High, and many more [including Stargate Atlantis 'Childhood's End'].

Following that live discussion, I’ll play an excerpt of the interview I did with executive producer and director Martin Wood of Sanctuary, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. It includes material that didn’t make it into my article, such as more on Sanctuary’s innovative filming process and a solid answer to the elusive question I’ve been asked more than once: Why is Vancouver such a hotbed of science fiction filming?

Tune in to TV, eh? on Blogtalkradio Sunday, June 22 at 11 am Pacific/2 pm Eastern or listen to the podcast later.

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Stargate: Continuum - Continuum - New Film Distribution: Video: Chris Judge Talks Continuum

From New Film Distribution:

Christopher Judge Talks StarGate Continuum

(Site has an embedded video clip from a recent Australian convention appearance with Chris Judge, who talks about Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Stargate: Continuum, and Chris' new project, Rage of Angels.)

Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 - Video: 'A Race Through Dark Places'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'A Race Through Dark Places,' starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs and Andrea Thompson. Guest stars include Brian Cousins, Kathryn Cressida and Walter Koenig.

Talia discovers dangerous secrets about the Psi Corps. Dr. Franklin participates in an illegal activity aboard Babylon 5. Delenn learns what it's like to be human from Sheridan.

Battlestar Galactica - Zap2It: Mary McDonnell Interview

From Zap2It:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

'Battlestar Galactica' President Mary McDonnell Talks Laura Roslin, Lee, Adama and More

By Korbi Ghosh

June 16, 11:48 AM

After seeing Battlestar Galactica's epic mid-season finale last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Mary McDonnell (pictured left) to discuss her character's presidency, her relationships and how she, as an actor, sees the overall story. She also gave up a tease or two about what we can expect when the show returns to finish its run. Read on...

A brief excerpt:


One of my favorite moments was the scene between you and Jamie Bamber, during which Laura gives Lee her approval. The two have butted heads all season, but now, Laura seems to appreciate his abilities as a leader.

Well, I think she's known since the beginning. If you look back, there's a scene on Colonial One, where she recognizes that he's the one. All along, in her mind she's been thinking about how to keep an eye on him and gage if he's prepared [for the presidency]. So even in his opposition to her, she gets it. She just wants him out of the way so she can finish her agenda. But there's a part of her that's [proud of him]. That's her subtext, anyway. We don't necessarily talk about it. But that's why we had that moment [in the mid-season finale], because the discussion behind-the-scenes was sort of like this. [Executive producer] Ron Moore always knew how Laura and I, Mary, saw Lee. And the writing staff, they started tweaking [Lee and Laura's relationship] very subtly in this episode. But to play the antagonism between them has been really cool, because you know she still goes home and says, yeah, he's the one. He's got all the stuff, the sizzle and the drive and he can take it the next step. That's what she's concerned about.


Stargate Continuum - MGM Stargate - NEW Photos June 20 '08

It's Friday!

20 days until the premiere of Stargate Atlantis Season Five in the US!

42 days until the release of Continuum in the US!

And to celebrate the countdown...

MGM Stargate (bless them) has 3 NEW photos from the movie and 4 NEW behind-the-scenes photos (and some photos that are new to the MGM Stargate site, but have previously been provided by other sources)

Please follow the links below for the full-size, high-resolution format of these photos.



Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder)

Cam, Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping) and Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks)



Teal'c (Christopher Judge)






Christopher Judge and Ben Browder

Director Martin Wood and Christopher Judge

Martin Wood and Director of Photography Peter Woeste (to Martin's left [camera right])

Peter Woeste


Ivon Bartok (DVD Special Features) and Chris Judge (was previously published last year in one of the Official Stargate Magazines)