Monday, July 7, 2008

Stargate: Continuum - Movie Video Clip

From the You Tube Stargate Continuum site:

Stargate: Continuum is a made-for-DVD movie, being released on July 29 '08.

Stranded in the Arctic. Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder) and Sam Carter (Amanda Tapping) are rescued by a familiar face and the USS Alexandria - a nuclear-powered submarine.

Burn Notice - Jeffrey Donovan and Bruce Campbell Interviews

From Monsters and Critics:

Bruce Campbell and Jeffrey Donovan

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'Burn Notice' Chat with Bruce Campbell and Jeffrey Donovan

USA’s “Burn Notice” season two picks up right where season one left off, and after watching the screener with the first two episodes, no sophomore slump will curse the droll, fast-paced series.

It’s a testosterone filled romp full of clever repartee between lead Jeffrey Donovan and Bruce Campbell. Gabrielle Anwar (Fiona) and Sharon Gless (mom) headline the female cast and are given their share of great writing too.

The Miami Herald’s reporter Doug Hanks notes in a July 7th piece that the production for “Burn Notice” expects to spend about $12.5 million in Florida this year filming the second season, and details the effects on their local economy. Not since "Miami Vice" has such a large TV production filmed there.

Suffice to say local businesses that supply film production are thrilled to have Donovan’s character Michael Westen come to grips with his shattered career, mother issues and his sexy crazy ex-IRA operative girlfriend in the southern Florida setting.

A brief excerpt:

Is MacGyver Michael’s weaponry handyman inspiration?

Jeffrey Donovan: Well you’d have to ask Matt Nix actually. He’s the one who came up with the idea of a guy who was MacGyver-esque, but you actually believed he could do those things.

So everything that we do in the show, you actually can make at home. Matt keeps a couple of ingredients out of the bombs just so no one, you know, blows up little Timmy.

Bruce, are you getting more fans who are older women?

Bruce Campbell: No, I’m not getting anything here in Miami. My wife is a very good ally in that respect. I don’t need to go method here. So everything is all under control here in Miami. I’m just standing back in awe of Mr. Donovan.

Jeffrey Donovan: He’s not getting older women fans. He’s getting me. That’s the new fan, yeah exactly.

Stargate: Continuum - Cliff Simon Audio Interview

From Fist Full of Comics:

Log Vol 3 #00 - Cliff Simon

A positive bad ass when he was playing the evil Ba’al for five seasons on Stargate SG-1, but in real life he is one of the most charming people you could ever meet. Cliff took a few moments to talk about his return as Ba’al in the upcoming Stargate: Continuum and about his recent naturalization as an American citizen.

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Burn Notice - the TV addict: Bruce Campbell Interview

From the TV addict:

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Bruce Campbell Talks Burn Notice

July 7, 2008

In the second in our series of interviews with the cast and creative team of BURN NOTICE, proudly presents a round table discussion, well really rectangular table discussion with Bruce Campbell — who was kind enough to spend time with Senior Editor Amrie Cunningham [as well as numerous other media outlets] on a recent visit to the set.

A brief excerpt:

Do you think Sam has something to do with the burn?

BC: "Sam Raimi?"

Yeah, no, your character, Sam.

BC: "I don’t know that many Sams. So, uh, Sam have anything to do with the burn? No, not a chance. Sam is a, Sam is a true and blue patriot. One-hundred percent. I’m not even kidding, the character is. He loves his country, but these are three people who don’t like to go by the rules anymore. And I love that. I love the premise of the show where the… they, like, if a cop catches someone who stole your identity, they might catch ‘em, but they’re not going to get your money back. Michael Westen will catch ‘em and get your money back. That’s what’s cool. It’s the full circle, the full… and it’s helping the little guys. It’s all these highly trained people now who use to do a bunch of different stuff on much higher stakes. Now there all these sort of crash and burn victims who are now helping the little person. Makes is, you can’t help it, makes it a show that hopefully people can relate to. That’s what it’s all about, I think. Can the audience go, “I like that character,” whatever. Because you can blow stuff up all day long, but if you don’t care, what’s the difference?"


Stargate Atlantis - Monsters & Critics: Robert Picardo and Joe Mallozzi discuss command changes

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Robert Picardo and Joe Mallozzi discuss command changes on Stargate: Atlantis

The fifth season of "Stargate Atlantis" launches on Sci Fi on July 11 -- with several cast changes, including a shift from starring to recurring status for Amanda Tapping, with actor Robert Picardo taking her place as the mission leader on the series.

Monsters and Critics joined some journalists and spoke with Stargate Atlantis star Robert Picardo and executive producer Joseph Mallozzi about the changes afoot in the Pegasus galaxy.

A brief excerpt:

With the first half of season five already on film, what would you say will be the turning point for viewers and ratings while continuing the second half and potentially a sixth season?

Joseph Mallozzi: The turning point? It’s not so much a turning point but a build from last year’s strong finish. I don’t recall off the top of my head what the numbers were but I know that Last Man -- our season finale -- finished very strongly.

And hopefully that’s something we can continue with the premiere: Search and Rescue and I’m sure some of you may have seen it along with the few thousand who happened to be cruising You Tube over the weekend or a couple of - last weekend.

And the reaction was overwhelming, positive from what I saw. I think it’s awfully indicative of what’s to come this season, a variety of action, character development, just hopefully what the fans have grown to love and really desire from the show.

In terms of standout episodes off the top of my head I mean, I’m very happy with the first half. But of course, one of the big episodes -- sort of like last year -- Be All My Sins [Remember'd] was a big mid-season two-parter - the second part of the mid-season two-parter.

In a similar way, the mid-season two-parter is going to be very big this year. It’s First Contact and The Lost Tribe. And of course, Daniel Jackson will be dropping in for an appearance and that’s going to be huge for a lot of the SG-1 fans who, , I’m sure have missed him and, have been asking, what the hell is taking so long for Daniel to come on over to the Pegasus Galaxy.

Well they get the chance in the mid-season two-parter. And, like last year’s Be All My Sins Remember'd, it’s full of surprises and action, and spectacular visual effects and some really nice character moments, particularly with regard to McKay and Daniel Jackson who are two characters that really haven’t had a chance to sort of play off each other.

They play off each other really well. I mean one of the things I said was these two guys -- Hewlett and Shanks -- are the fastest talking actors in Sci-Fi, bar none.
As a result - Martin Gero wrote both scripts and they were almost like 60-page scripts which a 60-page script is usually long.

I think First Contact was exactly to (top) and I’m not sure what Lost Tribe was - maybe a minute over. So, a lot of rapid fire talk between the two. And, hopefully, it’ll be an episode that the fans will love just as much as last year’s mid-season two-parter.

Sanctuary - TV Squad: Need Sanctuary? Sci Fi can help!

From TV Squad:

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Feeling Lost? Need Sanctuary? Sci Fi can help!

Posted Jul 7th 2008 4:41PM by Jason Hughes


...I wanted the parting thing for you to think about is the premiere of Sanctuary. It's taking the place of Stargate: Atlantis, which is also stopping mid-season because ... well, that's what we do. Maybe they fear viewer fatigue, but then how do you explain 24 straight weeks of 24 being such a rousing success. How do you -- [the wife from the other room: "I can hear you typing angry. Remember your blood pressure, dear."]

As I was saying. Sanctuary premieres on Sci Fi Friday October 3 with a two-hour launch. They're billing it as "the first television series to feature live-action actors against primarily virtual sets." I guess they missed Drew Carey's Green Screen Show? Sanctuary started life as a web-only series featuring Stargate's Amanda Tapping. A hit online, it's been retooled for broadcast air and given a 13-episode commitment to find an audience. And it looks like the entire cast will be featured in the newer made-for-TV episodes as well.

I like that Sci Fi is looking to emerging technologies to enhance the television experience. It was a bold move when they launched Sanctuary online, as it was given a much bigger budget than most web series, and managed to create a virtual reality every bit as surreal and captivating as films like 300 and Sin City managed with their green screen techniques. Hopefully, this series can do well and we can see more original programming from Sci Fi that has less to do with wrestling and reality and more to do with science and fiction (together).

Stargate Atlantis - The Media Pundit: Stargate Atlantis week

At the The Media Pundit:

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Stargate Atlantis week

July 7, 2008 in Television

I hope everyone had a good weekend and that a lot of you are looking forward to the 5th season premier of Stargate Atlantis this coming Friday. I've got a week full of SGA stuff planned out and I figure this post would be a good place to keep track of it all (for you) as we progress throughout the week.

Click on through to see what I have planned and bookmark this post as it will be continually updated throughout the week as each piece of published.

As I sit here munching on a deliciously evil breakfast sausage biscuit (yeah, you know exactly what I'm talking about too) I'm also looking over my calendar to make sure everything is in order. Here is what I've got planned so far.


Eureka: Unscripted: TV Tropolis

From Eureka: Unscripted:

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Eureka: Unscripted (the blog for the writers of Eureka) is reporting that Eureka will be featured on TV Tropolis Network, a new channel in Canada. They're not sure when the program will air, so all Canadian fans, please keep an eye (or two!) out for this special feature program on a set visit to Eureka.

Eureka - NEW Season Three Cast Photos

'Eureka' season three premieres on the SciFi Channel on Tuesday, July 29 '08 at 9pm.

Cast of Eureka - Ed Quinn (Nathan Stark), Salli Richardson (Alison Blake), Erica Cerra (Deputy Jo Lupo), Colin Ferguson (Sheriff Jack Carter), Jordan Hinson (Zoe Carter), Niall Matter (Zane Donovan), Joe Morton (Henry Deacon) and Frances Fisher (Eva Thorne)

Ed Quinn, Salli Richardson, Erica Cerra, Colin Ferguson, Neil Grayston, Jordan Hinson and Joe Morton

Jordan Hinson and Colin Ferguson

Ed Quinn

Salli Richardson

Colin Ferguson

Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson

Colin Ferguson and Joe Morton

Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson

Erica Cerra

Colin Ferguson

Dilbert - Video: 'The Competition'

Courtesy of HULU, Dilbert's 'The Competition.'

The Boss decides they need to increase security to prevent a leak about the Gruntmaster 6000. Dilbert is suspected of being a traitor and is fired, but he ends up destroying the rival company.

The Dresden Files - NEW Novel: 'Welcome to the Jungle'


The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle (Hardcover)
by Jim Butcher (Author), Ardian Syaf (Author)
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This title will be released on October 14, 2008.

Stargate Atlantis - Slice of SciFi: Rachel Luttrell Interview

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Slice of SciFi Interview with Rachel Luttrell

Posted by Sam on Sunday, 6 Jul 2008

In April 2007 we were privileged to have “Stargate: Atlantis” star Rachel Luttrell as our special guest for the online and XM-Satellite Radio Slice of SciFi Show. We had such a good time that we asked Rachel if she would come back to Slice of SciFi sometime in the future.

Since that time Rachel has given birth to a beautiful son; while on the show, her character Teyla also gave birth.

With Season Five getting ready to return this Friday (July 11) we asked our roving reporter, Linda Craddock, to visit with Rachel while she was on the set of ‘Atlantis’ in Vancouver. What resulted was this great fun interview.

A brief excerpt:

SoSf: The scene in “Quarantine” what were you doing out on the window sill?

RL: I know… what was I doing on the windowsill? I know it was probably just instinct. I was quite pregnant at the time and I remember just getting up on that windowsill while we were shooting and I remember saying ‘what am I doing?’ But everything was fine I just had a very, very active pregnancy.

The Colbert Report - Video: June 18 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's June 18 '08 episode.

Stephen welcomes Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of the Hindu Temple Society of North America. Later, author Junot Díaz discusses his novel, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."

Stargate Atlantis - Slice of SciFi: Paul McGillion Audio Interview

From Slice of SciFi:

Slice of SciFi Interview With Paul McGillion

Posted by Sam on Monday, 7 Jul 2008

Linda Craddock, our Slice of SciFi roving reporter, was able to get a few minutes with the very busy and always fun guy, Paul McGillion and talk with him about his return to “Stargate: Atlantis” as every fan’s favorite character Dr. Carson Beckett once season five premieres this Friday, July 11 on the SCI FI Channel.

Paul was also able to tell us a little (a very, very little) about his role in the upcoming J.J. Abrams Star Trek film due out this coming May 2009.

Sit back and enjoy this exciting conversation with one of our favorite actors, Paul McGillion.

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Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'When She Was Bad'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's second season premiere episode, 'When She Was Bad,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Anthony Head and Kristine Sutherland. Guest stars include Robia LaMorte, Andrew J. Ferchland, Dean Butler, Brent Jennings and Armin Shimerman.

Buffy returns from summer vacation with a major attitude and recurring nightmares involving the Master - even as the Anointed One and his followers plot their revenge.

Stargate Atlantis - Big Honkin' Collection of DVD Contest Links - US, UK, Canada & Australia!

Following is a list of web sites offering contests for the Stargate Atlantis Season 4 DVDS:


Stargate Atlantis - The Complete Fourth Season - Monsters & Critics

Stargate: Atlantis Season Four Giveaway - SciFi Chick - contest ends July 22 '08

Stargate: Atlantis" Season Four DVDs - StarPulse - contest ends August 4 '08

SGA Season 4 DVD Contest - Movie Freak - contest ends August 8 '08

Stargate Atlantis contest - This is an hourly contest entry! - The Deseret News

SGA Season 4 DVD set Contest - Movie Web - contest ends July 8 '08


NEW! SGA Season 4 DVD Contest - TV Squad - contest ends July 11 '08

The X-Files and Stargate: Atlantis DVDs - SF Signal (although the site was guessing at Canada being eligible the last time I was there) - contest ends July 16 '08

SGA Season 4 DVD Contest - She Knows - contest ends July 30 '08


Stargate: Atlantis: Season 4 - Vol 1 DVD - SciFi Online - contest ends July 8 '08

Stargate: Atlantis: Season 4 - Vol 2 DVD - SciFi Online - contest ends July 16 '08

STARGATE ATLANTIS Season 4 Volume 2 - Phase 9 - contest ends July 20 '08

STARGATE ATLANTIS Season 4 Volume 3 - Phase 9 - contest ends July 27 '08

SGA Season 4 Vol 3 DVD - SciFi Online - contest ends August 4 '08


Not season 4, but season 3 - Season 3 DVD Contest - SciFi Channel Australia - contest ends August 3 '08

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Bruce Boxleitner - Babylon 5 - Video: 'In the Shadown of Za' Ha 'Dum'

Courtesy of HULU, Babylon 5's 'In the Shadown of Za' Ha 'Dum,' starring Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Andrea Thompson and Stephen Furst. Guest stars include Jeff Conaway, Alex Hyde-White and Ed Wasser.

Sheridan discovers the amazing truth about his wife's death--and Kosh reveals an ancient secret that threatens the universe.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Big Finish Stargate Audio Dramas

The Big Finish site has a new banner ad up for the July Stargate Atlantis audio drama, "Perchance to Dream," read by Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett.

1.4 Stargate Atlantis: Perchance to Dream

Starring Paul McGillion - (Duration: 70' Approx)


"I thought there'd be more pain. My patients have always complained of more pain..."

Doctor Carson Beckett finds himself in an uncomfortable situation when he becomes a patient in his own infirmary. After a disastrous mission, Beckett is brought back to Atlantis with a broken leg – and a bad case of amnesia.

But that's the least of his troubles. Cared for by Doctor Gilbert, Beckett watches as a strange affliction overcomes his friends and colleagues. One by one, members of the Atlantis crew are brought in, unconscious and unresponsive yet with no sign of trauma. What's causing this peculiar illness? And why doesn't anyone want to hear what Carson has to say about it?

RELEASE DATE: 31 Jul 2008


This story takes place during season two.

Also, Big Finish author James Swallow revealed another title (possibly a working title only) in the second series of the Big Finish audio dramas in a post at GateWorld Forum:

Coming Soon:

Stargate SG-1: First Prime (from Big Finish Productions)

(Dare we hope that Christopher Judge will be the narrator? Yes, yes I dare!)

David Boreanaz - Angel - Video: 'Parting Gifts'

Courtesy of HULU, Angel's 'Parting Gifts,' starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter and Alexis Denisof. Guest stars include Maury Sterling, Jayson Creek and Sean Smith.

Wesley joins Angel and Cordelia as he pursues a demon who mutilates creatures possessing supernatural powers.