Friday, August 22, 2008

Stargate Atlantis / Battlestar Galactica - Kate Hewlett / Aaron Douglas at Fan Expo Toronto Aug 23 '08

From Kate Hewlett's Twitter site:

Signing autographs at Fan Expo in Toronto WITH AARON DOUGLAS (we're sharing a table) from 12-3pm tomorrow (Saturday). Come keep me company!

about 1 hour ago


Link to Fan Expo Toronto:

August 22-24, Metro Center, Toronto, Canada

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Channel: Video: 'Whispers' Trailer


(Please follow the link for the trailer in its original format.)


Episode 507

An Atlantis away team uncovers one of Michael's horrific secret labs. Friday 10/9C - September 5 '08

(No episode on August 29th due to the Labor Day Holiday Weekend programming.)

This episode's guest stars include Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett), Christina Cox (Major Anne Teldy), Nicole De Boer (Dr. Allison Porter), Janina Gavankar (Sgt. Dusty Mehra), and Leela Savasta (Capt. Alicia Vega).

Stargate Atlantis / Universe - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update Aug 22 '08 - NEW Photos!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 22, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view NEW behind the scenes photos from a new Stargate Atlantis episode in their original format.)

Prepping for surgery on the mystery patient

August 22, 2008: Firstlies through Eightlies…

First, let me start off today's entry by saying if you have any questions about the new spin-off, Stargate: Universe, I'm not the person to ask. Hell, I didn't even know the ship was named Destiny until I read it in the press release this morning. What I do know, however, is that with Brad and Rob at the helm (you may know them from such works as Stargate: SG-1 and Stargate: Atlantis) it's sure to be a quality show.

Secondly, to all those of you seeking clarification, let me emphasize what I wrote in yesterday`s entry. Team Atlantis - Paul, Carl, Martin, Alan, and myself - was hopeful that, when all was said and done, the show would get that elusive sixth year pick-up. I can assure you that had we received the go-ahead, we would have been both thrilled and thankful to be producing a season six. Yes, we're disappointed. And,
yes, had the order come in for both shows, you can be damn sure we would have found a way to make it work. In the end, even though it didn`t pan out, there is still plenty of Stargate to look forward to in the near future.

Thirdly, thanks for the all-around well-wishes. I was surprised to discover that quite a few members of the cast and crew read this blog and they'll surely appreciate your kind words.

Fourthly, what does the future hold for Paul and I? Well, an Atlantis movie for one. It's still in the very early planning stages but it will be big and chock full of great character moments. Beyond that - it's too early to tell.

Emergency surgery


Seventhly, lost in all the recent discussion is actress Sharon Taylor's impending visit. Feel free to include questions for Sharon (a.k.a. Gate Technician Amelia Banks) amid the understandable venting.

Eighthly, I empathize with the fans. I realize that many, MANY, MANY of you are upset and as long as you have something to say, I'm willing to listen. So if you're taking the time to post your thoughts on recent developments, then know that the least I can do is take the time to read them and hit the "Approve" button.

I took some great shots on set today that I'll be posting in tomorrow's entry. Hopefully, they'll put a smile on some of your faces. In the meantime, enjoy tonight's episode, The Shrine, as well as a few snaps from a couple of the episodes we happen to be shooting…

In the O.R.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Ringtones and Wallpapers Widget for your phone

At MGM Stargate:

At the bottom of the main page, is a new widget, that is offering ringtones ($2.99) and wallpapers ($1.99) from

[NOTE: I also have the widget embedded at the bottom of this blog page, the top widget on a group of embedded widgets.)

Stargate: Universe - MGM Stargate: Initial Logos

From MGM Stargate:

The Colbert Report - Video: Aug 4 '08 Episode

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

Stephen welcomes Lucas Conley, author of "Obsessive Branding Disorder." Later, The Apples in Stereo perform from their album, "Electronic Projects for Musicians."

Tricia Helfer - Burn Notice - Video: Q & A part 5

Courtesy of USA and HULU, Tricia Helfer Q5

Burn Notice

Interview |01:38 |

How does it feel to be a part of two solid shows?

Stargate Universe: NBCU: SciFi and MGM Reach for the Stars with Stargate Universe

From NBCU:


Published: August 22, 2008

New Stargate Series Targeted For Summer 2009 Premiere

New York, NY – August 22, 2008 – SCI FI Channel and MGM Television Entertainment have reached an agreement to extend MGM's Stargate brand with a new series for the Channel. Production on the first season of Stargate Universe, a weekly series based on the popular Stargate franchise, will begin in early 2009, with the show targeted to premiere that Summer. Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, co-creators of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis and who both currently serve as executive producers on Atlantis, will serve as executive producers and writers on the new series.

"SCI FI has enjoyed tremendous success with Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis and we're proud to be the home of the new Stargate Universe," said Mark Stern, Executive Vice President, Original Programming for SCI FI & Co-Head Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. "Universe will continue the Stargate legacy of vibrant storylines and compelling adventures, but will re-invent the format in a whole new way."

"The Stargate franchise enjoys a loyal and substantial fan base that welcomes each new installment with fevered enthusiasm," said Charles Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President and Corporate Development for MGM. "We are delighted to be working again with Brad and Robert and look forward to seeing new adventures with the launch of Stargate Universe on SCI FI Channel next year. Stargate Universe will continue the longstanding relationship between MGM's stellar science fiction franchise and cable's premiere destination for all passionate science fiction fans."

Thomas Vitale, Senior Vice President Programming & Original Movies said, "Stargate Universe is a natural progression for the Stargate brand and for our network. Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis have been key drivers for SCI FI and we are looking forward to seeing where this next chapter leads, as each new installment of the Stargate franchise further engages the SCI FI audience."

Wright and Cooper said: "In 'Universe,' we plan to keep those elements that have made the franchise a success, such as adventure and humour, while breaking new ground in the relationships between mostly young and desperate explorers, thrust together and far from home. Above all, we believe the Stargate itself remains an enduring icon with infinite potential as a jumping off point for telling stories."
After unlocking the mystery of the Stargate's ninth chevron, a team of explorers travels to an unmanned starship called the Destiny, launched by The Ancients at the height of their civilization as a grand experiment set in motion, but never completed.

What starts as a simple reconnaissance turns into a never ending mission, as the Stargate Universe crew discovers the ship is unable to return to Earth, and they must now fend for themselves aboard the Destiny.

The crew will travel to the far reaches of the universe, connecting with each of the previously launched Stargates, thus fulfilling the Destiny's original mission. Challenges will arise though as the ship comes into range of Stargates placed centuries ahead of the Destiny and the crew is unable to control the ship's navigational schedule. If someone is left behind, there is no way to go back for them, adding to the drama of encountering new races, enemies and adventures.

Stargate Universe will debut as a two-hour movie event on SCI FI. Following its premiere, Universe will assume a regular hourly slot in Summer 2009.

Universe will be distributed by MGM Worldwide Television Distribution.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Photos From Previous Episodes

MGM Stargate has added more new photos to the earlier episodes of SGA's season five (please follow the links for all the photos in their original format):


9 new photos including:


16 new photos including:


3 new photos including:


10 new photos including:

The Dresden Files - Video: 'Things That Go Bump'

Courtesy of HULU, The Dresden Files' 'Things That Go Bump,' starring Paul Blackthorne, Valerie Cruz, Terrence Mann and Conrad Coates. Guest stars include James Binkley, Bobby Del Rio, Jonathan Higgins, Christine Horne and Jane McLean.

Ancient Mai and Morgan seek refuge at Dresden's place after they are ambushed by one of Mai's enemies. But once they are safely inside, they discover that they're now all trapped by a powerful spell, and the walls are closing in.

Wallace & Gromit - Video: 'The Soccamatic'

Courtesy of HULU, Wallace & Gromit's 'The Soccamatic.'

When Gromit won't let Wallace score in a game of soccer, the inventor wheels out a machine that can outshoot the goal-tending dog. Once again, however, Gromit outthinks his master and beats him at his own game.

Burn Notice - Video: 'Rough Seas'

Courtesy of USA and HULU, Burn Notice's 'Rough Seas,' starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless. Guest stars include Max Martini, Silas Weir Mitchell, Chris Ellis, Alexa Huve and Stewar Zully.

To find some stolen cargo, Michael must trick a group of modern-day pirates to commit another heist.