Monday, September 1, 2008

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: Premiere Preview - 'Stare Off'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, a preview clip from Bones fourth season premiere episode, 'Stare Off.'

Bones - Stare Off

Current Preview (s.4 : ep.1) |01:17 |

Oi! Head butt!

Bones premieres Wednesday, September 3 at 8pm on FOX.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos - 'Outsiders' - Sept 1 '08

With many thanks to Andreas at GateWorld Forum for 12 new photos from the SGA episode, 'Outsiders:'

(please follow the link for the photos in their original format.)

Lt. Col. John Shepard (Joe Flanigan)

Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion)

Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) and Shep



Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) and Ronon



Teyla and Ronon


Carson and McKay

Stargate Atlantis' 'Outsiders' is scheduled to air Friday October 17 at its new time at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: Premiere Preview - 'Astin, Not Austin'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, season four episode preview. Bones season premiere is Wednesday, September 3 '08 at 8pm on FOX.

Bones - Astin, Not Austin!

Current Preview (s.4 : ep.1) |01:21 |

Wrong car, wrong side of the road.

Battlestar Galactica Classic - Video: 'Saga of a Star World - Part 2'

Courtesy of HULU, Battlestar Galactica Classic's 'Saga of a Star World - Part 2,' starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herb Jefferson Jr., Maren Jensen, Terry Carter and Noah Hathaway. Guest stars include Lew Ayres, Tony Swartz, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Colicos, Laurette Spang, John Fink, Jane Seymour, Ray Milland and Ed Begley Jr.

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 civilisations of Lemuria or Atlantis. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens.

Stargate Atlantis - Big Finish: 'Zero Point' Audio Drama

From Big Finish Productions:

Stargate Atlantis: Zero Point

Starring David Nykl

(Duration: 70' Approx)


“Then the energy shockwave hit us, and the Apollo was thrown about as if it were a rowboat in a storm.”

Zelenka reluctantly finds himself aboard the Starship Apollo as part of Colonel Carter’s drive to survey the area of space surrounding Atlantis’ new planet. It’s a sensible idea, he understands that – but it’s also very dull. Dull, that is, until the ship discovers an entirely new life form…

AUTHOR: James Swallow
DIRECTOR: Sharon Gosling

RELEASE DATE: September 2008


This story takes place in season four, between Reunion and Midway.

Eureka - Season 3 Mini-Marathon Tues Sept 2 '08

The SciFi Channel has scheduled an Eureka season three mini-marathon for Tuesday, September 2 '08 beginning at 5pm:


The Closer - Video: Gina Ravera Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU, The Closer: Gina Ravera.

Celebrity Interviews

Interview |04:40 |

Sexy Gina Ravera of TNT's THE CLOSER joins TV Watercooler's John Fugelsang and Teresa Strasser in the TV Guide studio. They get inside the mind of Det. Irene Daniels and find out what's in store this season.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Season 5 Quiz: Rodney McKay

From's Stargate Atlantis section:

Quiz # 5 - Rodney McKay - Easy

Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide Online: Ask Matt Roush

At TV Guide Online's Ask Matt Roush column:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Question: I'm writing because of the cancellation of Stargate: Atlantis. I know this show isn't on your radar, and that the "cancellation blues" is an all-too familiar refrain, but I hope you'll hear me out. I get that television is a business, I really do. In the case of Stargate: Atlantis, it's actually a franchise. But what was once a strength has now led to the show's demise. The franchise released two successful straight-to-DVD movies for SG:A's predecessor (SG-1) and is therefore encouraged about the ROI (return on investment) for SG:A movies. There's also a shiny new third show in the works, designed to "bring...younger viewers" to the franchise. It was greenlit the day after SG:A was cancelled. Honestly, why bother
waiting a day? Just put both announcements in the same press release, because the connection is crystal clear. There's only room for one Stargate show in the universe, and Sci Fi (yes, I'm having Farscape flashbacks), MGM and SG:A's own creators sat down and made a business decision for the good of the franchise. The thing is, the show did what it was supposed to do. Maybe a People's Choice award doesn't mean anything, and of course, quality is subjective (I happen to think that this season has been fantastic), but the ratings are up in key demographics. I never used to worry about one show (other than direct competition) posing a threat to another. The more good TV, the better, right? But in niche markets, network-studio production business models don't seem to allow for similar programming to co-exist. Stargate isn't CSI. So who needs Grey's Anatomy when your favorite show can be shot down by its own franchise? Again, I get that TV is a business, a product. I'm not lamenting SciFi's "betrayal." But even in business, there's an understanding. We did what we were supposed to do. We bought the product by the millions, and in the end, it didn't matter. I never used to ask, "Why should we watch? Why should we care? It just ends in frustration!" But I admit that I am almost there. My question is this: With television production and distribution moving in new directions, is there any hope that the landscape will become less precarious? That actual viewership will have more impact? That fans will have reason to be a little less cynical, a little more open and a lot less disappointed? — Lisa

Matt Roush: The simple answer to your complicated question is that no show (possibly not even Law & Order) is going to last forever. The business isn't likely to become any easier to predict or endure as shows fall on and off the schedule at what might seem like corporate whims. But in the very peculiar case of the Stargate franchise, I see this latest transition as a pro-active attempt to refresh the brand while keeping its former elements alive and kicking in TV-movie format. Doesn't seem to me that the fan base is being betrayed at all. You do make some intriguing points about how the success of the Stargate brand has caused the possibly premature demise of Atlantis as a weekly series, but in this case, as long as the creators are on board and can make the jump from series to movies in a coherent and entertaining fashion, it makes sense to me. My take on this is a bit dispassionate because I'm not a regular viewer; I like Atlantis, its characters and its humor, but it's not a habit and I'm reluctant to even tackle this issue because of the furor of this genre's fan base. But I can't help comparing it to the Star Trek brand, in which most of the shows from Next Generation onward averaged a seven-season run until the franchise finally ran out of gas. Stargate is not Star Trek, and a five-season run of Atlantis seems more than fair (if a bit of a surprise considering SG-1 lasted an amazing and out-of-the-norm 10 seasons). To introduce a new Stargate series, one with a more outer-space feel, while continuing Atlantis in movie form seems like smart business. Which obviously won't placate the fans. But what would besides an indefinite run, which is only possible in fantasyland.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Behind the Scenes Photos - Whispers

At MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to view all the photos in their original format.)

17 new behind the scenes photos from Stargate Atlantis' 'Whispers,' scheduled to air Friday, September 5 '08 on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest stars include Paul McGillion, Nicole De Boer, Christina Cox, Janina Gavankar and Leela Savasta.

Joe Flanigan (Lt. Col. John Shepard) and Writer/Executive Producer/Showrunner Joseph Mallozzi

Director Will Waring

Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett)

1st Assistant Director Alex Pappas

Paul McGillion and Nicole De Boer (Dr. Alison Porter)

Director Will Waring, Christina Cox (Maj. Anne Teldy), Joseph Mallozzi and Leela Savasta (Capt. Alica Vega)

Leela Savasta, Joe Flanigan and Will Waring

Paul McGillion and Joe Flanigan

Wraith Home Theater System

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Publicity Stills for 'Whispers'

At MGM Stargate:

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18 publicity stills for Stargate Atlantis' 'Whispers,' scheduled to air Friday, September 5 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Sgt. Dusty Mehra (Janina Gavankar)

Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Dr. Alison Porter (Nicole De Boer)

Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) and Shep

Sgt. Mehra

Maj. Anne Teldy (Christina Cox), Shep and Capt. Alicia Vega (Leela Savasta)

Maj. Teldy

Mystery guest, Capt. Vega and Maj. Teldy

Carson Beckett