Friday, October 17, 2008

Stargate SG1 - GateWorld: Corin Nemec Video Interview

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GateWorld talks with Corin Nemec

t has been more than five years since Jonas Quinn departed Stargate Command to help his people, the Langarans, rebuild a peaceful and prosperous civilization. During that time, fans of the character -- who was a regular member of SG-1 during Season Six -- have made actor Corin Nemec one of GateWorld's most requested interviews ever.

Now we're excited to finally bring you a special video interview with Corin! We caught up with the actor at Creation Entertainment's official Stargate convention in Vancouver, and talked about Corin's casting on the show, his decision to bulk up for the role, and the challenge of replacing a well-loved character. He also answers the question of whether he thinks Jonas's story is complete.

GateWorld's video interview with Corin runs approximately 15 minutes, and requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher. The interview is also available at GateWorld Play!

A brief excerpt:

GW: So when you look back on that experience now, the whole season that you spent there -- and you did an episode before and a few episodes after -- what stands out in your mind when you remember Stargate?
CN: It's interesting because working on Stargate, it's as cool as the show is to watch. The whole adventure of it, all the adventures that you go on, the obstacles you have to get over, the predicaments that you get caught in, the great writing, the dialogue, the different relationships. What I remember is I feel like I was on SG-1. You know what I mean?

As silly as that sounds, that's what it feels like. Because you film all those scenes you do, everything you watch on the show, you actually physically get to do. So it's like you lived it, in a weird way.

Emilie Ullerup - The SciFi World: Audio Interview

From June 13, 2007, an audio interview with Sanctuary's Emilie Ullerup at The SciFi World:

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Christopher Heyerdahl (John Druitt) and Emilie Ullerup (Ashley Magnus)

Emilie Ullerup interview

Emilie Ullerup was born in Denmark. With her father’s job, she travelled a lot around the world, including Belgium, USA and Vietnam. Now she resides in Vancouver. She always knew from an early age that she wanted to act. So by the time she finished high school in Copenhagen she decided to come to Vancouver to pursue acting in 2003 and attended the Vancouver film school. She graduated from there in 2005. It took her a while to get her work permit because she isn't a Canadian citizen. She finally got the work permit and have been working ever since. She got small roles in Battlestar Galactica and Blood Ties and now has a main role in the web series "Sanctuary", playing Ashley Magnus, the daughter of Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping). For more information about Sanctuary, visit

A brief excerpt:

Gilles Nuytens: Tell us how you got the part in Sanctuary.
Emilie Ullerup: Well it was a pretty traditional way of getting a part. I was called in for an audition. I knew nothing about the project other than the little bit of information that I had gotten from the audition sides. And I went in and did the audition and then I got a call back a couple of days later. I was thrown into the room and Damian Kindler was there and Martin Wood the director was there, John Smith, executive producer, a lot of people were in the room and I did the audition once again. Very unexpectedly in the back of the room stood the stunt coordinator BamBam. And I was caught off guard when they told me that BamBam was going to come up and you know teach me a little fight sequence and then we would see how I did. Upon talking to Damian later I know that that was one of the most important aspects of getting this character is can you physically embody Ashley. So I was thrown into this little fight sequence and I had to do it. Did it a couple of times with BamBam and then I actually heard back that same morning that I had been cast for Ashley and I was just over joyed.

Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne) and Ashley

Daniel Craig - Space Podcast: Audio Interview

At Canada's Space Channel:


October 17 '08

- This week we have interviews with Daniel 'Bond, James Bond' Craig, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, and Mark Verheiden. Host Mark Askwith also soars into the vault for an interview with director Richard Donner.

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Eleventh Hour - Video: Marley Shelton Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - The Eleventh Hour: Marley Shelton

Interview |04:06 |

Lovely Marley Shelton of THE ELEVENTH HOUR joins Chris Harrison in the Hollywood 411 studio to prove if she's really the type of bad-ass she plays on television.

Sanctuary - Buddy TV: Robin Dunne Audio Interview

At Buddy TV:

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Exclusive Interview with 'Sanctuary' Star Robin Dunne

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sanctuary which airs Fridays at 10pm on the Sci Fi Channel, is an unusual show for two big reasons. First, it began as a web series, which impressed the Sci Fi Channel and led it to pick up Sanctuary as a TV series. And second, the show is filmed largely with green screens, meaning the majority of what viewers see is computer generated.

If you didn't know this, you might not be able to tell. Sure, you'd suspect the fire-breathing, three-headed monster was CGI, but what about the houses or the streets or the rain or a trash can? Such is the wonder of Sanctuary, and star Robin Dunne is quite aware of what a special environment he works in. BuddyTV spoke to Dunne about his journey to Sanctuary, working with the cast and crew, and coping with the green screen technology.

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Doctor Who - SFX Magazine # 176: 45th Anniversary Celebration!

At SFX Magazine:

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Friday October 17, 2008

Latest issue - SFX 176 – December 2008

On sale Wednesday 22 October 2008


Doctor Who hits its 45th anniversary this year, and we've gotten some extra-special content to celebrate - not least of which is our fantastic ten-cover split run! Which Doctor will be your Doctor?


The main attraction in our celebration of Doctor Who is our enormous retrospective feature, where we ask Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat, Stephen Fry, Clive Barker, Paul Cornell and Mark Gatiss to talk about their love for the show. We have the world exclusive first word on this year's Christmas special, too, and to top it all off, we've got a great competition where you can win all four series of Doctor Who on DVD!


We talk to JJ Abrams about his new show Fringe, and find out whether or not it's going to fry our brains in the same way as Alias and Lost...


Michael Trucco talks about the end of Battlestar Galactica - warning, here be spoilers! - author Neal Asher tells all about the creation of a space opera, and Casper van Dien reflects on his return to the role of Johnny Rico in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.


It's the beginning of the Fall TV season! We've got reviews of the season premieres of Fringe, True Blood, Supernatural and The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as well as new UK shows Merlin, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Lost in Austen... and loads more besides!


All this and lots more...

Sanctuary - SciFi Wire: Exclusive: New Sanctuary Title Video!

At SciFi Wire:

12:00 AM, 17-OCTOBER-08

Exclusive: New Sanctuary Title Video!

SCI FI Wire has an exclusive preview of the new title sequence for its original series Sanctuary. The new title will debut on the Oct. 17 episode, "Folding Man." Sanctuary airs Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Eureka - Slice of SciFi: Erica Cerra Audio Interview

At Slice of SciFi:

Slice of SciFi Interview with Eureka’s Erica Cerra

October 17, 2008 by Sam Sloan

Actress Erica Cerra stars as the no-nonsense, feisty deputy sheriff Jo Lupo on the very successful original SCI FI Channel series “Eureka,” which airs every Tuesday night.

Raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Erica was a child actress appearing mainly in commercials before taking a break during her teenage years to concentrate on her school work. Eventually she restarted her career in show business, first on the stage, then with roles in television shows like “Special Unit 2,” “Jake 2.0,” “Smallville,” “Dead Like Me” and “Blade: Trinity.” More recently she has appeared in several episodes of “The L Word,” “Battlestar Galactica” and The CW’s “Reaper.”

Our Slice of SciFi reporter Linda Craddock was able to catch up with Erica on the busy and noisy set of “Eureka” to talk with her between takes during the shooting for the second half of season three. Erica took a few minutes to share some things fans can expect from the third season when it returns after a short hiatus. Linda’s big question to Erica was — Will there be a season four? We think you might like her answer.

Sit back and enjoy this interview with the lovely Erica Cerra.

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Stargate SG-1 - Tony Amendola (Bra'tac) - Playbill News: 'The Heiress'

At Playbill News:

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Kirsten Potter Is The Heiress at South Coast Rep Oct. 17-Nov. 16

By Kenneth Jones
17 Oct 2008

South Coast Repertory's new production of The Heiress, the psychological drama of love, innocence and betrayal by Ruth Goetz and Augustus Goetz, inspired by Henry James' novel "Washington Square," begins Oct. 17.

Kirsten Potter
, a veteran of Milwaukee Rep and West Coast productions, plays the steely title character, Catherine Sloper.

Performances continue to Nov. 16 on the Segerstrom Stage in Costa Mesa, CA. Directed by SCR artistic director Martin Benson, The Heiress opens Oct. 24.
"Set in 1850s New York, a widower and his daughter go about their lives, each craving love but powerless to express their needs," according to SCR. "Into their home comes a suitor of great charm who awakens the daughter's spirit and brightens her world — and may or may not be a fortune hunter."

Tony Amendola plays Catherine's father, Dr. Sloper. Amendola, who has appeared at many leading theatres throughout the country, was a resident actor, director and associate artist at Berkeley Repertory Theatre from 1980-1990.

... For more information visit or call (714) 708-5555 or visit the box office at 655 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa.

Michael A. Newcomer, Kirsten Potter and Tony Amendola in The Heiress photo by courtesy of SCR (and courtesy of Playbill News)

Fringe - Video: John Noble Mini-Interview

Courtesy of FOX and HULU:

Fringe - Interview: John Noble - "Walter Bishop"

Interview |00:41 |

John Noble explains how Olivia Dunham comes to find his character.

The Colbert Report - Video: September 23 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's September 23 '08 episode.

Musician Jackson Browne performs from his brand new album, "Time the Conqueror."

Crusoe - Video: Crusoe's Treehouse

Courtesy of NBC and HULU:

Crusoe - Crusoe's Treehouse

Behind the Scenes |01:54 |

Bringing a fantasy to life

Crusoe premieres Friday, October 17 at 8pm on NBC.

Journeyman - Video: 'Home By Another Way'

Courtesy of HULU, Journeyman's 'Home By Another Way,' starring Kevin McKidd, Gretchen Egolf, Moon Bloodgood, Reed Diamond, Brian Howe and Charles Henry Wyson. Guest stars include Joel Gretsch, Lisa Sheridan, Alyson Reed, John Aniston, Robert Pine and George Wyner.

Layoffs hit Dan's office on Christmas eve and he is forced to travel back in time to save the newspaper.

Ben Browder - Video: Dead Space

Courtesy of SciFi Wire and HULU:

SCI FI Wire - Dead Space

Behind the Scenes |21:03 |

Check out this behind the scenes look at EA's new game, "Dead Space". In stores now!

This special will also air on the SciFi Channel (US) on Tuesday, October 21 '08 at 11:30pm; Wednesday October 22 at 08:00am; Thursday, October 23 at 05:00am and on Friday, October 24 at 05:30am.

Actors Ben Browder (Stargate SG-1, Farscape), Kristanna Loken (Painkiller Jane), Ted Raimi (Xena: Warrior Princess) and Clifton Collins (Star Trek) discuss the game, described as a "horror/scifi game." Various representatives from the gaming industry -- including IGN, Gametrailers TV, Kotaku, and Game Spot, plus various 'Dead Space' producers and directors also participate in the discussion.

'Dead Space' stars the voice talents of Tonantzin Carmelo, J.G. Hertzler (Martok from Star Trek: The Next Generation/Deep Space 9), Matthew Kaminsky, Iyari Limon, Peter Mensah, Navid Negahban and Keith Szarabajka (Angel).

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Stargate/Sanctuary - CinemaSpy: Martin Wood Interview

At CinemaSpy:

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Exclusive Interview: Martin Wood

The director discusses 'Sanctuary', 'Stargate' and Canada's underrated production potential

By Michael Simpson | Thursday, October 16, 2008

Director Martin Wood is a dedicated ambassador for Canada's film and television industry. Not only is he a passionate advocate of the country's capacity to produce entertainment that can play on the world market, he's also proving the point with his work on the Stargate franchise and Sanctuary.

Wood has served as both a director and producer on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. Admittedly both series are backed by major American studios, but they are shot in CinemaSpy's home city of Vancouver (see here) and the crews that work on them are comprised largely of Canadians. Sanctuary, on the other hand, has foundations built in Canada. Wood worked closely with Damian Kindler on the creation of the show, which began in 2007 as a series of eight high-definition webisodes. These were released on the Net in on a pay-to-download basis by Stage 3 Media, the company Kindler co-created to make Sanctuary. Stage 3 Media was originally based in a small office in a crumbling building in Vancouver's Gastown district. Since then, it has moved to newer premises and Sanctuary has been picked up by SCI FI Channel in the United States, Movie Central/The Movie Network (TMN) in Canada and ITV in Britain.

Sanctuary has bucked the prevailing trend among the many popular series that have been shot in Vancouver. Instead of being 'imported' to Canada by US networks looking to reduce production costs, it was created, produced, directed and distributed in Canada using a cast and crew that is almost entirely Canadian. It was then popular enough on the Web to be sold south of the border. Of course, that has happened before with Canadian shows, such as Due South, Corner Gas and Flashpoint, but most have been unable to capture a prime-time slot on a US channel. Sanctuary, however, has been placed at the heart of SCI FI's popular Friday night line-up alongside Stargate Atlantis.

The show stands a chance of competing in this slot partly because it stars long-time Stargate lead Amanda Tapping. Also, many Stargate alumni have worked on the cast and crew, including Kindler, Wood, producer N. John Smith, stunt co-ordinator James Bamford and actors Christopher Heyerdahl, David Hewlett and Kavan Smith. Sanctuary is also there, though, because it has the same high production values that are seen in SCI FI's American-backed series. That's something new for a sci-fi show born in Canada and largely financed by Canadian money.

As Martin Wood explained in a recent interview with CinemaSpy, making Sanctuary an example of what Canada can produce has been integral to the vision that he, Kindler and Tapping have for the series. In the interview he also challenged the myth that nothing new is being produced in Canada and spoke briefly about his experience directing the DVD movie Stargate Continuum. Continuum was praised by Stargate fans when it was released earlier this year and Wood had good news for those hoping to see him return for a future film in the series.

A brief excerpt:

CinemaSpy: I spoke to Damian a while ago and I asked him what different qualities each of you brings to the scripts that you write together. He jokingly said that you are "reckless, chaotic and irresponsible," while he knows what he was doing [see here]. I'm going to turn that around and ask you the same question.
Martin Wood: [laughs] Well here's what happens. Damian has a sense of order and a sense of what a script should look like. I'm reckless and chaotic and completely throw all those rules out and say, "Look, let's tell the story in a lot of different ways, not just by people talking about it." So where he writes the words down and says, "This is what they're going to say," I say, "No, we're going to take those words away and I'm going to show them doing it." And we have this hybrid thing happening between us where both our brains are moving in different directions. He feels he has to explain everything; I feel you don't have to explain anything and you can have a whole show with five words in it. If Tom Hanks is talking to Wilson in Castaway, you can still hold an audience and they can still watch it if you know what you're doing. Honestly, when Damian writes a script he writes a really solid story, but it's always too many pages too long. So what I'll do, I'll go into his scripts and say, "You don't need this, you don't need this, you don't need this, you don't need this." It's like pulling the arms off a child in front of him, but he understands that it's sort of the symbiosis we have, because without the arms to pull off I wouldn't have anything to do, and without the arms being pulled off it wouldn't look as cool as it does. So we both sort of look at each other and say, "OK, this works."

Pushing Daisies - Amazon Armchair Commentary: Video Interview

At Amazon Armchair Commentary:

Exclusive Interview: Pushing Daisies

by Stephanie Reid-Simons on October 16, 2008

Wouldn't you know it? Just as I get into a TV series, it ends up at risk of cancellation despite critical acclaim. Such is the case with the whimsical and wonderful Pushing Daisies, which has lost a significant number of viewers this season (though it gained some back with its most recent episode). I got to meet the cast recently and they're a sweet, smart and engaging bunch. See for yourself! And start watching the danged show. It's like nothing else on TV. -- Stephanie Reid-Simons, TV Demander