Monday, August 25, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Atlantis actors react to cancellation

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Atlantis actors react to cancellation


Actors David Nykl and Chuck Campbell comment on the recent cancellation of Stargate Atlantis as a weekly series.

A brief excerpt:

[At the Chicago Creation Convention] GateWorld took the time to sit down with actors David Nykl ("Radek Zelenka") and Chuck Campbell ("Chuck the Technician") at the convention, and get their comments on these latest developments.

Eureka - SciFi Wire: Eureka: More Surprises Coming

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12:00 AM, 26-AUGUST-08

Eureka: More Surprises Coming

Oh, Eureka, death by time loop? With a sweet goodbye for a major character in last week's nod to Groundhog's Day, "I Do Over," we're not only into the dog days of summer, but also the last four episodes of SCI FI Channel's original series Eureka before the mid-season break.

Thanks to special effects that included runaway intelligent anti-missile drones and malfunctioning robotic dogs, Eureka's eight summer episodes are going to have an effect on the episodes that air in 2009, creator Jaime Paglia told SCI FI Wire.
"I think we've sort of found a new balance of our humor and character stories, with some really interesting sci-fi visuals," Paglia said in an interview. "They're just some of the biggest episodes that we've ever done in terms of the science of it. We'll be paying for that in the back 13..."

Stargate Atlantis - 10 NEW Stills from 'Whispers'

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10 NEW stills from 'Whispers' -- airing Friday, Sept. 5 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Capt. Alicia Vega (Leela Savasta)

Maj. Anne Teldy (Christina Cox)

Dr. Alison Porter (Nicole De Boer), Sgt. Dusty Mehra (Janina Gavankar) and Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)...and fog!

Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) and Shep...and more fog!

Stargate SG-1 - Blog Talk Radio: SciFi Talk's Tribute to Don S. Davis - 8/25 @ 7pm

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SciFi Talk

I have Alan Ruck who was in the recent Happening and Star Trek Gods And Men and Generations. I also have a look at Death Race, Star Wars Clone Wars Press Conference, a look at Heroes Season 2 DVD and pay tribute to Don Davis of Stargate with a press conference he did back in 2003.

Airs live at 7pm (PDT), Monday August 25 (online at the link above)- download probably available next day.

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Star Wars / Death Race - HypaSpace Podcast Aug 21 '08

From Canada's Space Channel's HypaSpace Podcast:


August 21

George Lucas, Jason Statham, Ian McShane and Tyrese Gibson head our line up as we discuss Star Wars The Clone Wars and Death Race on the SPACE podcast this week. And from the vault, an interview with Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

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Stargate Atlantis - Cinema Spy: Exclusive Interview: David Hewlett

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Exclusive Interview: David Hewlett

The 'Atlantis' veteran on damaging the image of Canadians

By Blaine Kyllo | Sunday, August 24, 2008

David Hewlett is the de facto veteran of the Stargate Atlantis team. He’s not only got more credits than his ensemble castmates, but his character of Rodney McKay appeared regularly on Stargate SG-1.

A brief excerpt:

On Atlantis the character of McKay has expanded beyond being a comic foil or trickster-obstacle. He has become less annoying and more sympathetic, less pathetic and more flawed, an understandable transition if audiences were expected to sympathize with him as a main character. The fact that Hewlett, also a veteran of the Canadian film and television scene, gets to play McKay as a Canadian brainiac is something he derives a winking pleasure from.

At Vancouver’s Bridge Studios in May, Hewlett sat down with a group of journalists to talk about the pleasures and pitfalls of being a costar on Stargate Atlantis and what it’s like to work with his sister, Kate Hewlett, who plays Rodney McKay’s sister, Jeanie Miller.

CinemaSpy: What does it mean to play McKay as a Canadian?
David Hewlett: It’s fun, for a change, to do some damage to people’s opinions of Canadians. Every time you see Canadians on television they’re always the sweetest, nicest, not terribly bright people. They are often mounties who, by accident, rescue people. It’s nice to play the genius astrophysicist who’s actually a complete asshole as well. I think I’m doing some permanent damage to the image of Canadians, and I think it’s always fun to mix it up a bit. Especially now that I’m actually living in the States...

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Hewlett: 'I'll miss McKay'

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Hewlett: 'I'll miss McKay'


Atlantis co-star David Hewlett talks with GateWorld about the show's cancellation.

A brief excerpt:

Stargate Atlantis co-star David Hewlett joins us for this week's very special episode of the GateWorld Podcast (online Tuesday night), but we also couldn't resist asking him some questions about the show's surprise cancellation last week (story). Hewlett expressed his disappointment at the show's end, but is also remarkably positive about what is ahead for him -- and the chance to revisit Rodney McKay in the future.
"I'm not ashamed to say, I love McKay," the actor told GateWorld. "I think in the same way as fans, I'm going to miss him on a weekly basis. I've really had an awful lot of fun doing that part. ... McKay is definitely one of those characters that I hope is around in some way, shape, or form for a long time. Because he really is such a pleasure to play..."

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: New story details for Atlantis two-parter

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Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett), Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) and Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) -- please click photo for a larger size

New story details for Atlantis two-parter


SCI FI has released official synopses for the big mid-season two-parter, guest starring Michael Shanks!

A brief excerpt:

Today GateWorld has brand new story details for "First Contact" and "The Lost Tribe," the highly anticipated two-parter airing in just one month! The episodes guest star Michael Shanks as SG-1's Dr. Daniel Jackson.

"First Contact" premieres in the U.S. on Friday, September 26. Stargate Atlantis will then take a break for just one week, with "The Lost Tribe" airing on October 10. [NOTE: at its NEW time, 9pm!]

Here is how the SCI FI Channel describes these episodes...:

Stargate Atlantis - Discover Magazine: Money (and Energy) for Nothing

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Money (and Energy) for Nothing

On the TV series Stargate Atlantis, the current installment from the Stargate franchise, a device small enough to be held in your hands provides the energy for an entire city. Called a Zero Point Module, the device glows with golden light and produces an almost unlimited supply of clean energy. But it seems that the ZPM is an unrealistic little gizmo because it somehow creates energy from… well, nothing, and therefore, the thing belongs in a prop room shelved somewhere between the Flux Capacitor and the One Ring. But what if it was real..?

Stargate Atlantis - Brantford Expositor: The parallel pregnancies of Rachel Luttrell

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Rachel Luttrell and her son, Caden

The parallel pregnancies of Rachel Luttrell


Changing the direction of "Stargate Atlantis" probably wasn't the first thing on Rachel Luttrell's mind when she became pregnant last year.

After she announced her condition to the producers at the start of season four, she says, she expected they'd just hide her "behind large prop pieces" when she began to show.

Instead, they wrote a season-long pregnancy story arc for Luttrell's character, Teyla. And Teyla's delivery was the focus of the debut episode of season five, airing Mondays on The Movie Network in Eastern Canada and on Movie Central in the West.
"I had no idea how they were going to take the news," Luttrell says. "I knew it was slated to be a season that would be quite strong for Teyla, so I had no idea what they were going to be able to do with it. And I'm very happy with the direction it took..."

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Director's Cut: The Shrine

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Director Andy Mikita and David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay)

Director's Cut: The Shrine

August 25, 2008 (Episodes)

Director Andy Mikita takes us behind the scenes on the making of season five episode “The Shrine”.

The Shrine” is one of the most emotionally powerful episodes of Stargate Atlantis to date, as viewers witness McKay’s tragic mental demise. Written by Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis co-creator Brad Wright, the episode heralds the former show-runner’s welcome return to scripting the show.

Director Andy Mikita laughingly admits that the prospect of directing Wright’s return to the writing roster was somewhat daunting. Though the pair has worked together for years, there’s just something about directing a script written by one of the show’s creators.
“I have to confess I didn’t go into it quite as relaxed and comfortable as I usually would,” he chuckles. “I felt a little bit of extra pressure. And I don’t know why. It’s silly, because Brad is such a relaxed, collaborative fellow and his scripts are absolutely wonderful. This one, of course, drew an awful lot of attention because it was such a great script and there is so much for all the actors, especially David Hewlett...”

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Video: 'Saga of a Star World - Part 1'

Courtesy of HULU, Battlestar Galactica Classic's 'Saga of a Star World - Part 1,' starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Terry Carter, Dirk Benedict, Herb Jefferson Jr., Maren Jensen and Noah Hathaway. Guest stars include Lew Ayres, Tony Swartz, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Colicos, Laurette Spang, Jane Seymour, Ray Milland, Ed Begley Jr., Rick Springfield, Randi Oakes, David Greenan and Sarah Rush.

There are those who believe that life here, began out there. Far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians or the Toltecs or the Mayans. That they may have been the architects of the great pyramids or the lost civilizations of Lemuria or Atlantis. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens.

The Sentinel (TV Series) - SciFi Channel: Mini-Marathon Monday Aug 25 '08

From the SciFi Channel schedulebot:

The Sentinel - mini-marathon - starring: Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart and Bruce A. Young.

08:00A ATTRACTION - guest stars include: Ingrid Torrance

09:00A VOW OF SILENCE - guest stars include: John Pleshette and Frank C. Turner

10:00A FLIGHT - guest stars include: Kendall Cross and Megan Leitch

11:00A OUT OF THE PAST - guest stars include: JR Bourne and Mitchell Kosterman


1:00P REUNION - guest stars include: Gary Chalk and Jason Gray-Stanford

2:00P PAYBACK - guest stars include: Marilyn Norry, Barry Pepper, Leon Russom, Warren Takeuchi and Jerry Wasserman

3:00P TRUE CRIME - guest stars include: Colin Lawrence, Elizabeth Mitchell, Kavan Smith, John Tench and Andrew Wheeler

Burn Notice - Video: 'Rough Seas' Commentary

Courtesy of USA and HULU, 'Rough Seas' Commentary.

Burn Notice

Commentary (s.2 : ep.7) |04:46 |

Episode commentary with Matt Nix

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: 4 NEW Stills from 'The Shrine'

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4 new stills from 'The Shrine'

Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) and Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Keller, McKay and Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)


Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Behind the Scenes Photo 'The Shrine'

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One new behind the scenes photo from The Shrine, with Jewel Staite, David Hewlett, Joe Flanigan, Director Andy Mikita.

Also, one new photo added for The Tracker (this new episode airs Friday September 19 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel).

Kyrik (Mike Dopud)

Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Video: 'What's My Line - Part 2'

Courtesy of HULU, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer's 'What's My Line - Part 2,' starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz and Anthony Head. Guest stars include Seth Green, Saverio Guerra, Kelly Connell, Bianca Lawson, James Marsters and Juliet Landau.

Buffy joins forces with a mysterious Slayer named Kendra in hopes of saving Angel from Spike and Drusilla and the deadly ritual they have planned.

Stargate SG-1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Aug 25 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 6pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of August 25 '08:

8/25/2008 PROTOTYPE




NOTE: On August 29, a Star Trek: Enterprise marathon is scheduled for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

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Stargate Atlantis - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Aug 25 '08

From the SciFi Channel's schedulebot, the Stargate Atlantis 5pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of August 25 '08:

8/25/2008 THE SIEGE - PT 3

8/26/2008 THE INTRUDER

8/27/2008 RUNNER

8/28/2008 DUET

NOTE: August 29 is a Star Trek: Enterprise marathon for the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Eureka - NEW Photos from 'Show Me The Mummy'

Eureka's 'Show Me The Mummy,' is scheduled to air Tuesday August 26 '08 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US). This episode stars Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson, Joe Morton, Erica Cerra, Neil Grayston and Jordan Hinson. Guest stars include Frances Fisher, Niall Matter, Ever Carradine, Chris Gauthier, Zak Santiago and Tricia Collins.

The fixer brings a celebrity archeologist with a cursed Egyptian tomb.

The episode trailer is available at

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Eva Thorne (Frances Fisher) and Zane Donovan (Niall Matter)

Sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson)

Zane and Douglas Fargo (Neil Grayston)

Jack and Allison Blake (Salli Richardson)