Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld Podcast: Episode #11

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GateWorld Podcast: Episode #11

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Teyla takes center stage in last Friday's episode of Stargate Atlantis, and in this week's podcast! Darren and David (GateWorld's editors) discuss Teyla's character and "The Queen," from make-up to Wraith sociology to Todd's cunning plan.

This week we have lots of Stargate news and GateWorld features to cover, including an exclusive preview from our upcoming interview with actor Gary Jones ("Walter Harriman"). Fans also sound off on "The Queen" and the use of Teyla's character over the past four years.

This Week's Listener Question: Jennifer Keller is featured in this week's new episode "Tracker," so call in and tell us what you think of Atlantis's doctor. Is Keller a realistic portrayal of an ordinary person facing extraordinary and frightening circumstances in the Pegasus Galaxy? ... Or is she just a whiner? Call the GateWorld Podcast Hotline and let us know what you think.

Leave us a voicemail and we'll play some of your responses in next week's show! Just dial:

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Listeners outside the U.S. can use Skype to call for just 2 cents per minute. Or, record a brief message on your computer and e-mail the MP3 or WAV file to us.

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

Next Week: We'll talk about Friday's new episode, "Tracker," and Jennifer Keller's character. Watch the episode at 10 p.m. (9 Central) on SCI FI, and then join us for the GateWorld Podcast next Tuesday.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Janina Gavankar Audio Interview

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(Please follow the link to download the audio interview and/or read the text transcript.)

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GateWorld talks with Janina Gavankar

Beware SPOILERS for the Stargate Atlantis episode "Whispers" in the interview below!

Some know her as Ms. Dewey. Others recognize her as Papi in The L Word. But in the Stargate neck of the woods, Janina Gavankar is gung-ho hothead Dusty Mehra, part of an elite all-female unit stationed in the Pegasus Galaxy.

In our exclusive interview, Janina fills GateWorld in on the details of shooting her first episode, "Whispers," reveals her love for her character's teammates, and goes in depth into the psychology of Dusty. She also tells us about other recent projects, particularly Ms. Dewey and her music background.

GateWorld's interview with Janina is almost 28 minutes long. Listen online at your leisure, download it to your MP3 player, or subscribe now to the iTunes podcast! The full interview is also transcribed [at the link above].

Sgt. Dusty Mehra (Janina Gavankar) from Whispers

A brief excerpt:

GW: Alright, so you were recently, like, down on, like, Atlantis. [Laughter] I'm terrible.
JG: You know the best part about being on Stargate? I really realize how important the fans were even before I got there. So I book the gig, I just find out, and I swear the fans knew before I knew. So I go to the forums, of course because I'm nerdy. I'm hanging out in the forums, seeing the people trash-talk. "Oh my gosh, I can't believe they're going to have an all female team. That's so lame. Because girls can't kill aliens." I don't know. Whatever their stupid reasons for hating us before they'd even seen us.

Yeah, that's right, I read you. If that was you, and you wrote that on GateWorld, I read you. Yeah, and I sneered at you. Ha. Ha-ha!

GW: That wasn't me! Oh you're talking about them.
JG: The proverbial person listening who wrote that smack talk. Yeah, I read it. And I laughed at you. Ha-ha-ha! Ha. Ha. Anyway.

Originally I auditioned for this role and on the paper it was Sergeant Dusty Wells. Just [a] nondescript name. Then I'm hanging out in the forums and I see Sergeant Dusty Mehra. And I was like, "They made me Indian. They made me Indian because I'm Indian!" And I found out through the fans. How cool is that?

Photo of Janina courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog

Sanctuary - Publicity Stills for 'Sanctuary For All'

The new SciFi Channel series, Sanctuary, premieres Friday, October 3 at 9pm with the episode, 'Sanctuary For All.' Sanctuary stars Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup, Christopher Heyerdahl and Ryan Robbins. Guest stars include Battlestar Galactica's Kandyse McClure, Panou, Kirsten Robek and Ian A. Wallace. (Please click on photos for a larger format.)

Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and Dr. Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne)

Ashley Magnus (Emilie Ullerup)

Meg Cassidy (Kandyse McClure)


Henry Foss (Ryan Robbins) and Ashley


SciFi Channel Sanctuary site

Official Sanctuary site

Sanctuary Fans site

Sanctuary For All Yahoo Discussion Group

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Publicity Stills - 'The Prodigal'

New publicity stills from the Stargate Atlantis episode, 'The Prodigal,' scheduled to air on the SciFi Channel (US) later this fall. Star Trek: Enterprise's Connor Trinneer guest stars as Michael. (Please click on photos for a larger format.)

Michael (Connor Trinneer)

Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)

Dr. Rodney McKay and Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan)

Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell)

Ronon and Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo)

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'Automatic for the People'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'Automatic for the People,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Richard T. Jones, Brian Austin Green, Shirley Manson and Dean Winters. Guest stars include Sonya Walger, Busy Philipps, Paul Schulze, Dean Norris and Garret Dillahunt.

Sarah and Cameron take it upon themselves to investigate a nuclear power plant.