Monday, July 21, 2008

Jericho - SciFi Weekly: Carol Barbee Interview

From SciFi Weekly:

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INTERVIEWS - Carol Barbee

July 21, 2008

Executive producer and writer Carol Barbee goes to war to prove that Jericho is down but not out

By Melissa Perenson

The unlikely fan favorite—about an apocalyptic nuclear event that impacts the otherwise peaceful town of Jericho—got an unexpected second chance to shine after a fan-driven campaign to save the show succeeded. Yet even then, Jericho didn't make the grade on CBS, and was canceled after its seven-episode run.

But that doesn't mean the story is finished, if the show's creative staff has its way. Executive producer and writer Carol Barbee (who penned four episodes of the 20-episode series: "Vox Populi," "Why We Fight," "Reconstruction" and "Sedition") spills the details on what lies ahead for Jericho—and how the production team approached season two.

The second-season finale became the series finale—and so much story remains to be told. Have we seen the last of Jericho?

Barbee: I have to be a little cagey, because I can't make any sort of official announcement, because we haven't gotten deals actually, formally put together, but there's definitely interest, and we continue to have meetings and discussions with several parties that are interested in continuing the story. I think the most obvious ones at this point would be the graphic novel; we have a couple of companies who are very interested, and we're meeting back and forth with them. We also have interest in a feature film, so we're in the process of that. The [interest] is very real; it just takes time. Our hope would be that any one of these things, and certainly if we had both of these things going, that at some point they would also bolster the want to put on another TV series...

Sanctuary - Canada - Movie Network Fall Programming

From Channel Canada:

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The Movie Network Unveils Fall Programming Highlights

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2008 - 03:50 PM

The Movie Network unveils last week details about their fall schedule.


Sanctuary (New Series)

Premieres October 2008 (13 x 60 min; drama)

Helmed by some of the innovative talents behind Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary is set in a mysterious and supernatural world and follows the adventures of Dr. Helen Magnus, her reluctant protégé Will Zimmerman and her fearless and somewhat reckless daughter Ashley, as they study and try to help the strange, terrifying and monstrous creatures that populate their world. Shot almost entirely on green screen using cutting-edge visual effects, Sanctuary is the first television series in North America to use the RED camera system, a digital medium that provides the latest in camera technology by capturing images at more than double the resolution of a high definition camera. Starring Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne and Emilie Ullerup.

Caprica: Video: Trailer


Caprica Trailer

Get a taste for our next hit, "Caprica." A generation before Battlestar, the Adamas wrestle with proto-Cylons.

Stargate Atlantis - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog: Special guest bloggers AND New Photos!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for July 21, 2008:

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July 21, 2008: Special guest bloggers and office happenings

It looks like the next month or so is going to be very busy around here. Upcoming guests to this blog will include:

Artist/Illustrator/Designer John Picacio.

Stargate Atlantis Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Savela.

Author Lois McMaster Bujold.

Author Catherynne M. Valente.

Author Stephen Dobyns.

Stargate Atlantis Production Designer James Robbins.

Stargate Atlantis Director of Photography Jim Menard.

Writer-Producer Alan McCullough.

In addition to the aforementioned, Stargate Writer/Director/Executive Producer Robert C. Cooper has agreed to drop by later this week to discuss the very first Stargate:SG-1 feature: Ark of Truth. If you have any questions for Robert, start posting. I’ll gather them over the next two days, then send them his way on Wednesday.

I also exchanged emails with Mark “the Chairman” Dacascos who will be reprising his role as Tyre in this Friday’s episode of Stargate: Atlantis, Broken Ties. Mark too has kindly agreed to put in a guest appearance. I’ll start gathering questions for Mark this weekend and hopefully we can arrange for him to drop by next week.

Several more guests in the works. Ideally, if I can get one for every day of the week, I’ll never have to post my own entries again...

Sanctuary - IGN: Inside Sci Fi's Sanctuary

From IGN:

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Inside Sci Fi's Sanctuary

The creators and cast talk about the unique new series.

by Travis Fickett

July 21, 2008 - With her Stargate days (mostly) behind her, Amanda Tapping is coming back to Sci Fi Channel. This time it's with Sanctuary, a series that is pioneering some new techniques for television production. Tapping plays "Dr. Helen Magnus," who "has dedicated her life to tracking abnormals, exotic creatures that hide among us. Aided in her mission are her fearless daughter Ashley, her new recruit, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman."


Although Tapping has said she'll likely play Samantha Carter in some iteration of Stargate in the future, she talked about what it was like to leave her regular role behind. "It's like leaving home. I used this analogy earlier today. It's like you have the option of—and I did have the option of going to a community college and staying in my parents' house, i.e., the Stargate franchise or traveling across the country and getting a dorm room and going to a different university, which is
what I've chosen to do. I've just chosen really weird roommates."


[Sam] Egan added "The real joy of green screen, for me, happens not on the stage, but in the story room where fundamentally as a producer, writer, storyteller, you're not bound by what you can build, but only by your imagination."

premieres on Sci Fi on October 3rd, with a two-hour episode.

Stargate: Continuum - GateWorld Play: Video - Continuum: Villains

From GateWorld Play:

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Continuum: Villains

Exclusive: The cast of Stargate: Continuum discuss the importance of villains in the new DVD movie.

For a dial-up version, click here.

Interviewed are Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Claudia Black and Cliff Simon. There are also several small clips from the movie included in the video.

Some screen prints from the video:

Ben Browder - Chicago Stargate Convention - Aug 22 - 24 '08

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


The upcoming annual CHICAGO Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS Convention (August 22 to 24, 2008) is a hot event for the summer for fans with headliners:


Dr. Daniel Jackson in Stargate SG-1 - Appearing Saturday

Skaara / Klorel in Stargate the feature film and Stargate SG-1, currently appearing in the television series SHARK - Appearing Friday


Dr. Carolyn Lam in Stargate SG-1 - Appearing Saturday

STARGATE: ATLANTIS’ Dr. Radek Zelenka - Appearing Sunday

And in his first Stargate Convention appearance and his first appearance in the Midwest....

Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell of Stargate SG-1 and John Crichton of Farscape. Ben will be seen in the upcoming Stargate films ARK OF TRUTH and CONTINUUM. - Appearing Sunday

Today we are announcing the imminent sell out of GOLD WEEKEND PACKAGES which will be removed from sale at the end of business on July 25th. Our GOLD WEEKEND PACKAGES are the most upscale way to attend the entire convention, so check out all the details at:

All other information on the convention is also available by linking to the above!

Fri., Sat. & Sun. August 22-24, 2008
Wyndham O'Hare
6810 N. Mannheim Rd.
Rosemont, IL 60018

David Duchovny / Gillian Anderson - Late Night Talk Show Appearances

Late night talk show appearances (US) for David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson promoting 'The X-Files: I Want to Believe.'


Th 7/24: Late Show with David Letterman, CBS
Fr 7/25: Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated - David is the co-host!


Tu 7/22: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC
Mo 7/28: Late Show with David Letterman, CBS
Tu 7/29: Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC

Please confirm the channel, date and time with your local listings.

Will Smith - The Colbert Report - Video: June 24 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's June 24 '08 episode.

The Colbert Report

Season 4 : Episode 84 |21:43 |

Will Smith soars in to talk with Stephen about his new movie, "Hancock."

Sanctuary - GateWorld: PHOTOS: Tapping at the TCA

From GateWorld:

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PHOTOS: Tapping at the TCA


Former Stargate star Amanda Tapping joined Damian Kindler, Martin Wood, and Robin Dunne at this weekend's event.

David Boreanaz - Angel - Video: 'I've Got You Under My Skin'

Courtesy of HULU, Angel's 'I've Got You Under My Skin,' starring David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof and Elisabeth Röhm. Guest stars include Will Kempe, Katy Boyer, Anthony Cistaro and Jesse James.

Angel and Wesley perform an exorcism on a young boy possessed by a demon.

Hellboy 2 - Starlog Magazine: Down Below, In the Dark

From Starlog Magazine:

Starlog Magazine Issue #367 is currently on sale.

STARLOG goes underground in Budapest on the set of Hellboy II: The Golden Army.


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First stop is the art department, which is filled to overflowing with pieces of concept art, reference photos and three-dimensional models of the major sets.

Acting as temporary tour guide is production designer Stephen Scott, who explains, "There are two worlds in this movie: the human world, which is on the surface—particularly America and Ireland—and the down-below world, which is the elves and the trolls, etc.

"The human world is very much straight-line, with straight streets, and the BPRD complex is full of straight lines and so forth. Whereas down below, we’ve gone for a much curvier world to emphasize the difference. Underground, there’s a strong influence of Indian and Moroccan architecture to give that curvy feel. Budapest is steeped in history—you simply have to walk the streets and look at the statues and colors, and there’s a ton to see and get ideas from."

Other articles in this month's issue include:

Take a Journey to the Center of the Earth
For his next trick, Christopher Nolan directs
Christian Bale finds comfort under cape & cowl
Andrew Adamson directs the encore
Even now, he’s still The X-Files’ true believer

The Dark Knight - Video: Dark Knight: Stunts

Courtesy of TV Guide Specials and HULU, Dark Knight: Stunts.

TV Guide Specials

Special |02:32 |

TV Guide takes you behind the scenes for a look at the great stunts and gadgets in THE DARK KNIGHT.

The Dark Knight - Total SciFi: Christian Bale Interview

From Total SciFi:

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Posted on Monday 21 July 2008

Christian Bale: Dark matter

Christian Bale has squeezed into the Batsuit once again for Christopher Nolan’s stark superhero spectacular The Dark Knight. He talks to David Grove about toys, chaos and his memories of Heath Ledger.

What was it like working with Heath Ledger?

He was just a very intense, brilliant and generous actor. His Joker is a brilliant creation. He took a lot of chances with his performance, in terms of the look and the dress, and he’s just brilliant and terrifying. This is definitely the best Joker that fans have ever seen, the most interesting. His Joker isn’t a silly clown, but a dangerous criminal. He’s a terrifying monster in the film, and that’s all because of Heath’s great performance.

The Dark Knight is out now in US cinemas and opens in the UK on 24th July 2008.

Stargate: Continuum / Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Hub: Comic-Con

From FOX's Stargate Hub:


Comes see cast and crew from Stargate! There will be giveaways, and you can check out our Jaffa bodyguard!

We'll see you at booth 3535.

San Diego Comic-Con 2008

Psych - Video: 'Ghosts"

Courtesy of USA and HULU, Psych's third season premiere episode, 'Ghosts,' starring James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelson. Guest stars include Cybill Shepherd and Janet Varney.

After Gus' boss demands he quit moonlighting at the Psych agency, Shawn must find a way to keep his partner while solving a haunting case and playing referee to Henry and his recently returned mother.

Sanctuary - TV Squad: SciFi Channel panels: Sanctuary - TCA Report

From TV Squad:

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SciFi Channel panels: Caprica and Sanctuary - TCA Report

Posted Jul 21st 2008 7:03AM by Joel Keller


...The producers and stars of Sanctuary met the press. The show's about a 157-year professor, Helen Magnus, played by Amanda Tapping. She investigates and finds the abnormal people who walk among us. The conceit of this show is that it's filmed entirely on virtual sets. "It's not that much different than shooting on a real set once you get over the croma-green headache, which took about three days," said Tapping, who's also an executive producer.

The show started life as a series of webisodes, but the series is what executive producer Damian Kindler called "a complete overhaul, a reboot. It's bigger in scope. I think it's more accessible to a wider audience. We're really proud of it because the concept withstands all that brilliantly. You can do all sorts of things with it and it begins even cooler. Close to four million saw it on the web, and we don't want those people to go, 'Oh, I've seen it. I don't want to see kind of the same thing just on TV.'"

Sanctuary - Premieres Oct. 3 at 10pm - SciFi Channel

From NBCU:


Fridays on SCI FI Channel (10-11 p.m. ET); Premiere: October 3 (9-11 p.m. ET)

Sanctuary” follows the adventures of the beautiful, enigmatic and always surprising Dr. Helen Magnus, her new recruit, forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman, and her fearless daughter, Ashley. Together they track down, study and protect the strange and often terrifying creatures that secretly populate our world and live among us.

While some want to dismiss them as monstrous figments of our imaginations and the stuff of our childhood nightmares, Magnus recognizes that the world is full of nature’s mistakes and triumphs and has the spectacular proof that they are indeed real.

Will, an insightful psychiatric profiler with a knack for finding the strange and curious, reluctantly joins the team to aid in the study of beings he can hardly believe himself. Together, Magnus, Will, Ashley, and quirky tech-whiz Henry use their unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting edge technology to find the creatures that lurk in the corners of our civilization and protect us from those too dangerous to be roaming free.

Sanctuary” stars Amanda Tapping (“Stargate SG-1”), Robin Dunne (“Dawson’s Creek”), Emilie Ullerup (“Battlestar Galactica”), Christopher Heyerdahl (“Stargate Atlantis”) and Ryan Robbins (“Battlestar Galactica”).

Braving new worlds in each episode is just the start for “Sanctuary.” The series is also proudly credited for pioneering new techniques and technology in television production.

Sanctuary” is the only series to shoot extensively on green screen using extraordinary visual effects and virtual sets. The series is also the first in North America to shoot with the new RED camera, a digital system that captures images at more than double the resolution of a high definition camera, resulting in a look that is unmatched on television.

Helmed by some of the innovative talents behind “Stargate SG-1” and “Stargate Atlantis,” the series creative team includes executive producer, writer and creator Damian Kindler; executive producer and lead actor Amanda Tapping; and executive producer and director Martin Wood. In addition, Sam Egan (“Jeremiah,” “The Outer Limits”) serves as executive producer and writer, along with N. John Smith (“Stargate SG-1,” “Stargate Atlantis”) and Keith Beedie as executive producers.

Sanctuary” is produced in association with SCI FI Channel and is distributed by Tricon Films and Television.


Robin Dunne Dr. Will Zimmerman

Sam Egan Show Runner/Executive Producer

Damian Kindler Writer/Executive Producer

Amanda Tapping
“Dr. Helen Magnus”/Executive Producer

Martin Wood Director/Executive Producer

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Behind the Scenes Photos July 21 '08

From MGM Stargate, new behind-the-scenes photos from last week's 'The Seed,' and this week's 'Broken Ties' (please follow the link for the photos in their original full-size, high-resolution format):



James "BamBam" Bamford (fight coordinator) and Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex)

Mark Dacascos as Tyre

Just a Satedan and his guitar...

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Photos from Broken Ties July 21 '08

Stargate Atlantis new fifth season episode, 'Broken Ties,' airs Friday July 25 '08 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

At MGM Stargate's Stargate Atlantis stills section, there are 35 new stills (please follow the link for the stills in their original full-size, high-resolution format):

Tyre (Mark Dacascos) and Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Wraith and Ronon