Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld: GateWorld Podcast: Episode #8 - Special Guest David Hewlett

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GateWorld Podcast: Episode #8


Special guest David Hewlett ("Rodney McKay") joins us for our discussion of "The Shrine!"

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Special guest David Hewlett is on the GateWorld Podcast! The actor plays Rodney McKay on Stargate Atlantis, so who better to join us for our discussion of last Friday's episode "The Shrine." We chat about what we think made this week's episode one of the show's very best, and David gives us his unique insight into its filming.

It's also a bombshell week in Stargate news, with MGM and SCI FI announcing the end of Stargate Atlantis and the green light for the third series, Stargate Universe. Don't miss our special podcast next week where we will talk in-depth about the end of Atlantis, the start of Universe, and the current state of our favorite franchise.

In this week's listener mailbag, we have plenty of feedback on Rodney McKay's character. Fans also sound off on the Atlantis cancellation news.

This Week's Listener Question: How do you feel about the cancellation of Stargate Atlantis, the decision to continue with TV movies, and the announcement of Stargate Universe?

We're devoting next week's show to this topic, so call the GateWorld Podcast Hotline now and we'll play more of your responses next week. Just dial:

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You can also leave a comment below, or post on the Podcast Feedback thread at the forum.

Next Week: Darren and David (Read) talk about the cancellation of Atlantis, the green light for Universe, and the state of the Stargate franchise.

Jared Padalecki - Video: Friday the 13th Interview at Comic Con '08

Courtesy of Fear.net and HULU, a 'Friday the 13th' video interview from San Diego Comic Con '08.

Friday the 13th (Remake)Comic-Con 2008 San Diego

Interview |03:54 |

The cast and producers of the 'Friday the 13th' remake talk about what to expect from the new film.

Battlestar Galactica - The TV addict: Edward James Olmos at Fan Expo, Toronto

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Edward James Olmos Talks BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Finale:

“It’s brutal what happens to us. Not many of us make it.”

August 26th, 2008

By: Melissa Girimonte

My mission for FanExpo 2008 in Toronto was simple – attend the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA [BSG] Q&A. Those fans lucky enough to get in enjoyed an hour of Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama) and Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol) as they shared stories from behind the scenes, revealed details on both the final episodes and the upcoming film, and even hinted at who could be revealed as the final Cylon.

Olmos, in his first appearance at a North American sci-fi conference, spoke passionately about his experience on the show. He stated that BSG is “the finest dramatic show in TV history so far.” He expanded on this by explaining how the sci-fi genre allows the exploration of issues that other dramatic series will not go near. Olmos remarked that BSG has not only elevated the entire sci-fi genre, it has also elevated dramatic structure overall. He also paid tribute to the longevity of the series – that 25 years from now, there will be an even better understanding of it, much like 17th Century literature, or films like BLADE RUNNER.

Olmos tackled one fan’s question about the impending final episodes. With regard to the ending, he responded, “Emotionally, heartbreaking. I’m telling you this for a reason, because I don’t want you guys to think you’re going to go through this without getting yourself really twisted … it’s brutal what happens to us. Not many of us make it.” He described that executive producer/writer Ronald D. Moore has no mercy when it comes to telling the Galactica story. It has become quite dark, and is going to get darker. Olmos also recounted filming the episode when they arrive on Earth, only to discover it’s been nuked, saying that detail was devastating to the cast as they filmed it...

Stargate Atlantis - Canada's Gemini Awards - Four Nominations!

From Canada's Gemini Awards site (Canada's version of the US Emmy Awards):

The 23rd Annual Gemini Awards Nominees Announced


Best Writing in a Dramatic Series

Alan McCullough - Stargate: Atlantis - Tabula Rasa

Best Achievement in Make-Up

Todd Masters, Leah Ehman - Stargate: Atlantis - The Last Man

Best Visual Effects

Mark Savela, Marco Checa Garcia, Sebastian Greece, Shannon Gurney, Paul Hegg, Brandon Hines, Jesus Lavin, Nikolas Slotiuk, Toby Taplin, Ray Van Steenwyk - Stargate: Atlantis - Adrift

[Note: 'Adrift' was also nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series - this was Stargate Atlantis' fourth Emmy Award nomination.]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role

Jewel Staite - Stargate: Atlantis - Missing

The Gemini Awards honour 96 craft, program and performance categories over the course of four gala evenings.

News, Sports & Documentary Gala - Monday, Oct. 20, 2008
Lifestyle, Children's & Youth Gala - Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008
Drama, Variety & Comedy Gala - Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex
25 British Columbia Road
Exhibition Place
Toronto, Ontario

Gemini Awards Gala - Friday, Nov. 28, 2008

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario

4:30 pm - Cocktails
6:30 pm - Awards Presentation
Gala Banquet to follow

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld: Gatecon photo gallery completed

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Richard Dean Anderson (Stargate SG-1's Maj. Gen. Jack O'Neill)

Gatecon photo gallery completed


GateWorld's photo coverage of Gatecon 2008 is now fully online, and includes more than 350 pictures!

Stargate Atlantis - NEW 12 Photos from 'Inquisition' Aug 26 '08

With many thanks to Andreas at GateWorld Forum for these new publicity stills (please follow the link to view all the photos in their original format):

Stargate Atlantis' 'Inquisition' guest stars Alan Blumenfeld, Tobias Slezak and Kavan Smith (Maj. Evan Lorne) and is scheduled to air on Friday, October 24 at its new time, 9pm, on the SciFi Channel (US).

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo)

Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) and Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan)

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos for 'The Lost Tribe' Aug 26 '08

NEW publicity stills for the Stargate Atlantis episode, 'The Lost Tribe,' guest starring Michael Shanks, scheduled for Friday October 10 at Stargate Atlantis' NEW time, 9pm, on the SciFi Channel (US) (please click on photo for a larger size):

Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks)

Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) and Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite)

Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo), Keller and Ronon

Stargate: Continuum - Home Cinema Choice: Amanda Tapping Interview

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Stargate: Amanda Tapping Interview

HCC News Team - 20 August 2008 - 11:16am

Stargate: Continuum, a time-traveling spin-off from the hit TV series, recently touched down on DVD (£20) and Blu-ray (£29) in the UK courtesy of MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. To celebrate, we sat down with fan-favourite star Amanda Tapping, to talk about all things SG-1...

Do you remember where you saw the original Stargate film?
AT: "I saw it actually just before I auditioned for the series, I rented it. So I saw it at home, I didn’t go out and see it in a theatre."


How was it going from filming a standard episode to a feature?
AT: "In some ways it was kind of easier to wrap your head around, because when we were doing the series it was like ‘phew, it’s February, we’re going to be going at this full tilt until October,’ it’s daunting, it’s exhausting. So when you have this finite period of time to make this really big movie and take a month, it’s brilliant. It’s a great way to do it."


Have you noticed changes, in all your time on the show, in the audiences who have followed these adventures?
AT: "I’ve seen the demographic change, definitely, from when we first started. And [sci-fi convention] Comic Con has just gotten bigger and bigger and bigger and bigger. It’s crazy, when we went last year there were the big buses, the Stargate buses. So there was a big bus for Continuum, a bus for Ark of Truth, an Atlantis bus – seeing your face on the the side of a bus you’re like ‘ohhhh’. You can’t take any of that seriously, but there is something really cool about it too."

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: The Turk

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'The Turk,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau and Richard T. Jones. Guest stars include Brendan Hines, Jesse Garcia, Phil Morris and Charlayne Woodard.

Sarah pays a visit to Miles Dyson's widow looking for Skynet's creators.

Stargate: Continuum - MGM Stargate: Video: Villians

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Stargate: Continuum - Villians

1:18 in length

Contains brief clips from the Stargate: Continuum movie, and brief interview clips with Cliff Simon, Amanda Tapping, Richard Dean Anderson and Claudia Black.

Official Stargate Special Ops member