Sunday, August 31, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld: SG-1 novel trilogy promises season-arc event

At GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

SG-1 novel trilogy promises season-arc event


Author Steven Savile talks about next year's big Stargate novel series.

A brief excerpt:

Swedish based author Steven Savile has exploded onto the publishing scene the last few years with dozens of works set in the worlds of Doctor Who, Warhammer, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Torchwood, and his own universes. He has now joined Fandemonium to pen a trilogy of Stargate SG-1 novels set in the middle of Season Five.

GateWorld caught up with Steven to ask him about how the novel deal came about.
"It was an interesting time for me personally," the author said. "I'd just finished writing the Primeval novel and come to the realization that I had said everything I had to say about vampires [the Black Library Vampire Wars series] and had no interest in writing my fifth vampire novel in three years. You get a little worried about repeating yourself -- and there's only so many ways to suck neck, after all! Then I heard that Sally Malcolm was looking for new writers for the SG-1 and Atlantis lines. A few e-mails later we were fast friends and a huge idea was spawning..."

...Stay tuned to GateWorld for our exclusive interview with Steven Savile when the first book in the trilogy is published in early 2009. Learn more about Fandemonium's series of Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis novels in GateWorld's Books section, and visit Savile online now at his Web site.

Stargate Atlantis - David Hewlett's Blog Update Aug 31 '08

At David Hewlett's 'A Dog's Breakfast,' blog update for August 31, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

David Hewlett, Mars (the dog), Paul McGillion and Kate Hewlett

Pushing the dog and finishing McKay

Written by dgeek

Sunday, 31 August 2008 18:08

Greetings strangers!

...Weird shooting the last few episodes of Atlantis, I must say. Cooper's giant episode "Vegas" is going to keep me busy all weekend with the brain stomping amount of McKay dialogue next week...I'm not going to miss that aspect of things...then again, maybe I will! Next up, we're on to the 100th and last episode followed by a fancy 100th episode party that is now serving as the final wrap bash.

I'm getting tons of email with well-wishes and reactions to the cancellation and I really appreciate your kindness and enthusiasm for what we do and did here at Atlantis. Obviously I'm all for you letting me know, but make sure you do the same to MGM, FOX, SciFi, and any channel you've been watching us on...they really need to know how much you want to see McKay...I mean Atlantis...back on TV!

No word on the Atlantis movie yet, but I imagine info will trickle in once the writing department is finished with season five.

MGM/FOX has just let us know that they've decided to hold off on an international release for "A Dog's Breakfast" until February 2009...ARRGH! We've been pushed so many times and heard so many conflicting things now that we're finding it hard to get that excited.

So for the record, the "official word" is that "A Dog's Breakfast" will now be released in the following markets to tie in with the release of season five of ATLANTIS. You should be able to get the film in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, The UK, and Australia at the same time you're picking up your last twenty episodes of Atlantis...

lots of love


Stargate Atlantis - NEW Behind the Scenes Photos from 'Whispers' - Plus, Gary Jones Guest Stars in 'Enemy at the Gate'

At Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for August 31, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update, and to view the NEW behind the scenes photos from Stargate Atlantis' 'Whispers,' plus a new food weird food purchase video.)

August 31, 2008: The Blue Screen of Death, A Horrific Crime and the Likely Suspects, The Weird Food Purchase of the Day - Guest Edition

I would seem my laptop is not long for this world. Twice, yesterday, I fell victim to the blue screen of death. One second, I'm copy and pasting the day's blog entry into the wordpress window and, the next, my computer is rebooting. I ended up spending most of last night watching Mad Men while I backed up two year's worth of blog entries, scripts, pics, videos, and contacts. It was while I was going through
my photo archive that I discovered a whack o' Whispers snaps I was holding back on, some of which I've posted today, plenty more of which I'll be posting in the days ahead.


And another reminder that if you read The Church of Dead Girls and have a question for author Stephen Dobyns, let's seem 'em. Allie, this means you!

Today's video: The return of The Weird Food Purchase of the Day. In this installment, guest eater Carl Binder samples ox-tail.

Mailbag catch-up:

GrapesofWraith writes: "A quick question - do the stairs at the end of the video lead up to the production offices, or are they in a different building?"
Answer: Yes, they do. The stairs let out onto a corridor. Take a left, and it will take you down past accounting to the art department. Take a right and you'll hit a door (see the production offices walk-thru vid).

Anais33 a ecrit: "Pourquoi ne jamais répondre a mes questions? Vous n m'aimez pas?"
Reponse: Si vous avez envoyer votre question, j'ai pu l'avoir manqué. Si vous avez une question, Il est plus facile pour moi à repondre a vos questions ici.
Translation: If you're looking to get a question answered, post them here instead of sending me an email.

Ben writes: "And also where do we sit in terms of getting another SG1 movie?"
Answer: If all goes as planned, we should be filming both the SGA movie and the third SG-1 around the same time next year.

PG15 writes: "Good to know we'll get to see the SGC one last time before the Atlantis series…*sniff*…finishes. Does that mean we'll see Walter too?"
Answer: Yes, Walter will put in an appearance before the series ends.

NIMBUS writes: "I'm wondering why the Destiny crew won't be able to land on the new planet and use its Stargate to send a rescue team to a previously visited planet?"
Answer: I can't wait to find out the answer myself.

Stargate SG-1 - Richard Dean Anderson Web Site Updates Aug 31 '08

From a Richard Dean Anderson website e-mail announcement:

Updates at

Richard Dean Anderson at GateCon '08, photo courtesy of GateWorld

Two more appendices have been added to the Stargate SG-1 Lexicon. In addition to the Goa'uld Dictionary, you'll now also find an Unas Dictionary.

I have also added what is perhaps one of the most fun sections of the
Lexicon - an index to many of the cameo appearances that have been made on the show.

I have begun working on a summary of the Gatecon weekend, and I will be adding to the Updates and Archives sections soon, probably in segments as they are completed. As with the Avalon [convention] summary, I welcome contributions of photos from other fans who were there. If you have some outstanding photos that you'd like to offer to the site, I'm accepting donations. :) You can reach me at: kate100 @ optonline. net (no spaces)

It was a fabulous and very busy weekend, and more updates will be coming as I slowly return to reality.

Thanks for visiting!

Richard Dean Anderson Website

Bones - Video: Season 4 Preview: 'You Blokes'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, a season four preview for Bones, 'You Blokes.' Bones premieres Wednesday, September 3 at 8pm on FOX.

(Please click on the photo for a larger format.)

Bones - You Blokes

Current Preview (s.4 : ep.1) |01:45 |

Booth would hate it if Bones was killed.

House - Video: Season 5 Preview

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, season 5 preview for House.

House - Season 5 Preview

Interview |02:06 |

The cast discusses some of the twists and turns coming up in season five.

House premieres Tuesday September 16 '08 at 8pm on FOX.

Psych - Video: Bloopers from: Disco Didn't Die, It Was Murdered

Courtesy of USA and HULU, bloopers from Psych's 'Disco Didn't Die, It Was Murdered.'

Psych - Disco Didn't Die, It Was Murdered

Outtake (s.3 : ep.5) |01:23 |

Bloopers from the latest episode.

(With James Roday, Dule Hill and Corbin Bernsen)

Star Trek: The Next Generation - Viewers Choice Marathon - Mon, Sept 1 '08

For the Labor Day holiday, the SciFi Channel has scheduled a day long Star Trek: The Next Generation Viewers Choice Marathon for Monday, September 1 '08:

10:00A THE BIG GOODBYE - Peabody Award winning episode
12:00P RELICS - James Doohan guest stars as Scotty
1:00P I, BORG
3:00P Q WHO? - The introduction of...the Borg!
10:00P THE PEGASUS - Lost's Terry O'Quinn guest stars

SciFi Channel Star Trek: The Next Generation website:

Alternate Reality Quiz

Stargate SG-1 - Stargate Planet: Vena Sood Interview

From Stargate Planet:

(Please follow one of the links for the complete interview.)



A brief excerpt:

Interview with Veena Soot (08/2008)

Veena Sood was born in Nairobi, Kenia. She's of East Indian descent and immigrated to Canada with her family. She has dual citizenship to Canada and the UK. In Canada, she's based in Vancouver and we're grateful that she's taking some time off her busy schedule to answer a few career related questions for our German website visitors. In the last episode of Stargate SG-1's season 6 ("Full Circle") you played an Abydonian woman; in 2006 in the episode "Stronghold", you played the character of "Dr. Kelly". How did you prepare for these characters and what could you tell us regarding the shooting of your scenes of these two episodes?
VS: The Abydonian episode was fun because we were playing people from another world. So it was nice to be in different types of wardrobe, and inhabit a new world. For "Dr. Kelly" I basically had to be a straightforward Dr. A part I've done many other times in film and TV!

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - The SciFi World: Josh Friedman & Lena Headey interview

At The SciFi World:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Josh Friedman & Lena Headey interview

Josh Friedman is an American screenwriter best known as the writer of the 2005 film adaptation of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. Friedman also publishes the blog "I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing". He is now executive producer and writer on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Lena Headey is a British actress who is best known for her appearances in The Brothers Grimm (2005), Possession (2002), and 300 (2006), and playing Sarah Connor in
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

A full transcription of the press conference call from August 28th [at the link above].

A brief excerpt:

Question: Once the premiere airs, the water cooler conversation’s going to be about the first appearance of the liquid terminator, did you end up playing that a little bit sooner than you had ever hoped, having that character appear, and are we at a state in technology where it’s cost efficient for you to try it out on a regular basis?
Josh Friedman: Did we try it out earlier than we wanted to? No. I mean, I think it’s exactly when we wanted to. It sort of was serendipitous. We were working on this character and wanted to introduce somebody who was more of an antagonist, and I didn’t want to do just the basic evil corporate type, so it was a natural progression, and it’s done. It’s expensive to do, but it’s not necessarily anymore expensive to do than an endoskeleton. I mean, morphing technology and GI is something that’s been kind of streamline, I think, in terms of cost over the years since it was first done. It’s still time consuming. It’s more just sort of, it’s just the art of it, just sort of getting it right in terms of the rates of change and kind of what it looks like and the texturing. We went back and forth quite a bit in this first episode because it was the first time that we’d done it.

Question: In the beginning, you talked about having somewhere to go with the character, so could you talk about what the gradual progression Sarah is on this year will be?
Lena Headey: It’s been an interesting season. I feel that Sarah has taken a, kind of a backseat in terms of being proactive and taking care of business. I think that we’re going to see a lot more of John taking control and then becoming, making steps towards becoming the man he has to be to take on his tasks. And I think this season for Sarah is kind of her losing slight control over everything pretty much, and my feeling is that I think there’s a slow madness sort of happening in her because she feels that everything’s kind of out of reach right now.

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

Due to the Labor Day holiday programming, the SciFi Channel has only scheduled two Stargate SG-1 6pm rotation episodes for the week of September 1 '08:

9/04/2008 RIPPLE EFFECT - Guest starring Teryl Rothery as Dr. Janet Fraiser and JR Bourne as Martouf

9/05/2008 STRONGHOLD - Guest starring Cliff Simon as Ba'al

Heroes - Video: Webisode - Chapter 2: The House Guest

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' websisode, 'Chapter 2: The House Guest.'

Heroes - Chapter 2: The House Guest

Web Exclusive (s.1 : ep.2) |03:13 |

Before Echo can escape with Gina, the Company pays a house visit.

Stargate Atlantis - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Sept 1 '08

Due to the SciFi Channel (US) Labor Day holiday programming, there will only two Stargate Atlantis 5pm weekday rotation episodes the week of September 1 '08:

9/04/2008 THE LOST BOYS

9/05/2008 THE HIVE

Photos courtesy of GateWorld

Exosquad - Video: 'Hidden Terrors'

Courtesy of HULU, Exosquad's 'Hidden Terrors,' starring the voice talents of Lisa Ann Beley, Robby Benson, Gary Chalk, Michael Donovan, Janyse Jaud, Wally Marsh and Richard Newman.

Exosquad continues its battle with Tethysian pirates until it gets word that Neosapiens have attacked the Homeworlds.