Monday, October 27, 2008

Stargate: Universe - SciFi Wire: Exclusive Stargate Universe Updates

At SciFi Wire:

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12:00 AM, 28-OCTOBER-08

Exclusive Stargate Universe Updates

SCI FI Wire has gotten a bunch of exclusive updates about SCI FI Channel's new show Stargate Universe, including the news that executive producers Brad Wright and Robert Cooper are planning on delivering a first draft of the pilot script by the end of the year.

In other exclusive news:

--We're told that work on the script started after a major creative meeting last month between SCI FI executives and representatives from the show's producer, MGM, where the two companies discussed and agreed on the overall creative direction of the show.

--We learned this week that producers have already pitched some initial episode ideas and that preliminary concept art was Fed-Exed from MGM offices in Vancouver, Canada, to SCI FI's development team in Los Angeles.

--MGM and SCI FI have already begun batting around casting ideas for Universe, although they haven't shared information about what the roles will be or which actors are being considered. Yet.


SCI FI Channel plans to begin production of the show in early 2009 and debut it next summer with a two-hour premiere. --Patrick Lee, News Editor

Sanctuary - Video: Episode Trailer - 'Nubbins'

Courtesy of the SciFi Channel and HULU:

Sanctuary - Nubbins

TV Spot |00:21 |

When a mating pair of cute, furry and seemingly harmless abnormals is brought in for scientific study, the Sanctuary team begins to exhibit some hidden animal attractions for one another.

Santuary's 'Nubbins' airs Friday, November 7 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

True Blood - Omnivoracious: Charlaine Harris Interview

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True Blood: An Interview with Charlaine Harris

by Jeff VanderMeer on October 27, 2008

Since the first appearance of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris's Dead Until Dark, readers have been addicted to this exciting and charming series set in the South. But that addiction has reached fever pitch with the debut of the new HBO series by Alan Ball, True Blood, based on Harris's "Southern Vampire Mysteries" series. Earlier this year I was lucky enough to meet Harris briefly at a convention in New York, and found her to be down-to-earth, approachable, and generous to her fans.

I recently interviewed Harris about both her books and the TV series via email. She answered my questions "sitting in my office, which is across the carport from the main house. It was intended as a mother-in-law apartment. It's one large room with a bathroom and a big closet that used to be the tool shed; I had the outside door blocked and an inside door cut. It was an inadequate tool shed, anyway. My office is "decorated" with photos of New Orleans tomb art, the usual awards and stuff, and some incredible mementos. Plus, a picture of our three children, all beautiful and talented. Of course."

A brief excerpt: I'm assuming you've seen the HBO series. How, in your opinion, does it differ from the books?
Charlaine Harris: There are lots of differences. The books are all told in the first person. The series can't be shot that way, for obvious reasons. So we're seeing the activities of some of the other characters that were never shown in the books. Sometimes, what they were off doing (while Sookie was front and center in my world) has really surprised me. And of course some characters have been changed to suit the needs of the show. I'm never bored when I'm watching "True Blood," because I really don't know what's going to happen.

Stargate SG-1 - Slice of SciFi: NEW Weekly Poll Oct 27 '08

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Which of the Following Canceled TV Shows Should Migrate to the Big Screen?

October 26, 2008 by Sam Sloan

Which of the following canceled TV shows would you like to see made into a new major big screen motion picture.

* Babylon 5
* Farscape
* Flash Gordon
* Futurama
* Jake 2.0
* Jericho
* Journeyman
* The Invisible Man
* Moonlight
* Millennium
* Stargate SG1
* Star Trek: Enterprise

Stargate / Sanctuary / Heroes - Creation: Grand Slam Con - May 1-3 '09 Los Angeles

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


The upcoming GRAND SLAM: THE SCI-FI SUMMIT CONVENTION comes to LOS ANGELES on MAY 1-3, 2009 and you're invited for the star-studded fun! It's a wonderful weekend celebration of sc-fi television and film and fans are coming from around the world to join in and party!

Today we are adding the sensational CHARISMA CARPENTER, BUFFY & ANGEL’s Cordelia Chase; VERONICA MARS’ Kendall Casablancas; and GREEK’s Tegan Walker to our already outstanding guest list which includes:

STARGATE: ATLANTIS & SG-1’s Lt. Col. Samantha Carter; SANCTUARY’s Dr. Helen Magnus. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Amanda back to our events after a long absence!

TWILIGHT’s Emmett Cullen; PROM NIGHT’s Rick Leland; ACCEPTED’s Dwayne; STICK IT’s Frank; 90210’S George Evans (appearing Sunday)

TWILIGHT’s Mike Newton; STAR TREK: INSURRECTION’s Artim; JOAN OF ARCADIA’s Luke Girardi; STARGATE SG-1's young Jack O'Neill (Appearing Sunday)

FRINGE’s Dr. Walter Bishop; LORD OF THE RINGS’ Denethor (appearing Saturday). Along with attending the Saturday Night Dessert party, John will be having an exclusive luncheon for five fans. More info on this as we get closer to the event.

STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s Ensign Ro Laren/Dara/Ro Laren; BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Admiral Helena Cain; TRUE BLOOD’s Maryann; PRISON BREAK’s Samantha Brinker; 24’s Lynne Kresge

HEROES’ Mohinder Suresh

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Crewman Specialist Cally Henderson/Cally Tyrol

At this early time, our top of the line GOLD WEEKEND PACKAGES are available at the convention site, please visit us at:

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Chuck - Buddy TV: Yvonne Strahovski Audio Interview

At Buddy TV:

Exclusive Interview: Yvonne Strahovski, from 'Chuck'

Monday, October 20, 2008

Yvonne Strahovski is a force to be reckoned with. As television's evolutionary Sidney Bristow, Strahovski plays Sarah Walker, secret agent, on NBC's Chuck. In tonight's all-new episode of Chuck, we get to see Sarah as she was in high school for the first time. Turns out, she wasn't always the super-hot bad ass we know from the first two seasons of Chuck. We managed to snag a quick interview with Yvonne earlier today from the Chuck set. We talked about tonight's episode (one of the series' best), guest star Nicole Richie, and what we can expect from the rest of the season. In addition, Yvonne spilled the beans on a character we'll see later this year.

[At the link above] you will find the written transcript.

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Sanctuary - SciFi Talk: Emilie Ullerup & Ryan Robbins Oct 27 10pmEST

At Blog Talk Radio:

UPCOMING SHOW: 10/27/2008 10pmEST

Tonight's A Milestone

Tonight's show is a milestone for Sci-Fi Talk Live. In addition to the full replay of the Amanda Tapping Interview, I have for the first time In Sci-Fi Talk's history, interviews with Emilie Ullerup as Ashley Magnus and Ryan Robbins as Henry Foss. This marks a first that actors have talked to me "in character". This gives us some interesting insights on the character's thoughts and feelings. This was a truly rewarding experience. Tune in at 10:00PM EST tonight.

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Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Behind the Scenes: Inquisition

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Behind the Scenes: Inquisition

October 27, 2008 (Episodes)

When it came to deciding on the look of Stargate Atlantis’ latest episode, production designer James Robbins turned to a surprising source…

A brief excerpt:

For designer James Robbins, ‘Inquisition’ gave him a chance to slow down a little – something that happened rarely during the production of the show’s biggest season to date.
“It was actually fairly nice to have an episode that was pretty light for me at that time,” he laughs. “’Outsiders’ was pretty massive, I was already working on ‘Brain Storm’, and we had a pretty good build to do on ‘The Prodigal’, so all in all it was a welcome break!”

Whereas most of the season’s episodes had entailed a lot of design and building work for Robbins’ team, ‘Inquisition’ was very different. “I had three requirements for that episode, so that was a fairly straight forward and easy one for me,” he explains. “We needed a cell or a room for our heroes to be brought to where they were gassed. That was basically a slight change out in one of the existing rooms in the village, because we needed a very medieval look. Then we needed another jail cell and also a room for the actual inquisition itself to take place. They would have a more ‘up’ look than the first cell they went into, the idea being that they’ve now been transferred to a different planet where the inquisition takes place...”