Monday, November 3, 2008

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Channel - 6pm weekday rotation has returned!

Woo-hoo! The Stargate SG-1 6pm episode rotation has returned to the SciFi Channel (US) -- after a brief hiatus for the 31 days of Halloween -- season six is playing!

11/04/2008 REDEMPTION - PT 2
11/05/2008 DESCENT

11/06/2008 ABYSS - Guest starring Michael Shanks

11/07/2008 NIGHTWALKER

11/10/2008 FROZEN
11/11/2008 SHADOW PLAY
11/12/2008 THE OTHER GUYS

11/13/2008 ALLEGIANCE - Guest starring Tony Amendola as Bra'tac and Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter/Selmak

11/14/2008 THE CURE

11/17/2008 PROMETHEUS
11/19/2008 SIGHT UNSEEN

11/21/2008 PARADISE LOST - Guest starring Tom McBeath as Harry Maybourne

11/24/2008 METAMORPHOSIS - Guest starring Jacqueline Samuda as Nirtti
11/25/2008 DISCLOSURE
11/26/2008 FORSAKEN

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - Ryan Robbins: Video: 'Passengers' Movie Trailer

A new independent movie was released the week of Oct. 24 '08 in the US - 'Passengers.' Filmed in Vancouver, Canada, there are some familiar faces in the cast including: Ryan Robbins (SGA's Ladon Radim and Sanctuary's Henry Foss), William B. Davis (SG1 Prior Damaris in Babylon and The Fourth Horseman, Part 2), Don Thompson (SG1 Wormhole X-Treme and Stronghold), Andrew Wheeler (Prisoners) and Chelah Horsdal (SG1's Lt. Womack and SGA's Erran in Tracker).

From IMDB, the movie synopsis:

After a plane crash, a young therapist, Claire, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. When they share their recollections of the incident -- which some say include an explosion that the airline claims never happened -- Claire is intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Just as Claire's professional relationship with Eric -- despite her better judgment -- blossoms into a romance, the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences.

Tom Hanks - Video: Angels & Demons Movie Trailer

Angels & Demons, starring Tom Hanks, Ayelet Zurer, Ewan McGregor, Stellan SkarsgÄrd, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Elya Baskin, opens May 15 '09 in the US. Directed by Ron Howard.

Sarah Jane Adventures - Total SciFi: A Sarah Jane Adventure

At Total SciFi:

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A Sarah Jane Adventure

Posted on Monday 03 November 2008

There’s a house on a road in West London where Sarah Jane Smith lives. In the attic is an alien super-computer called Mr Smith and a genius boy built by an alien race. Welcome to the world of children’s TV, Russell T Davies style. Sarah Herman packed up her sonic lipstick and headed down to Cardiff to see what all the fuss is about.

The road sign says we’re standing on Bannerman Road, Ealing, only something’s not quite right. We’re not in Ealing, at all. We’re in Penarth, Cardiff. Number 13 – a large, red brick house – leers above us on the pebbled driveway, towering over its neighbours. Parked neatly outside the front room’s window is an emerald green Nissan Figaro, keys in the ignition, a LEGO man dangling from the keychain. A hushed silence descends on the street as the cast and crew of The Sarah Jane Adventures prepare for another take.

They’re busy filming scenes for the first two-parter of the show’s anticipated second series, which, by the time you read this, will have started airing on CBBC. The first batch of alien-annihilating antics beamed down back in 2007, with a 60-minute New Year’s special followed by a full 10-episode series in the autumn. The show, aimed primarily at a younger audience than its big brother, Doctor Who, raked in record-breaking audiences for a BBC kids’ programme, and with a DVD box set out in November it’s certainly not going the same way as Sarah Jane’s disappointing 1981 pilot, K-9 and Company.

... Fan favourites

In fact, part of the programme’s appeal lies in its relationship with Doctor Who and the rich televisual history it draws on. Fan favourite aliens such as the Sontarans and the Slitheen make the show a must-see event on weekly TV schedules for most Who obsessives. “A lot of adult fans write to us, and really enjoy the programme,” Sladen says. “They’re either old Doctor Who fans or they’ve been brought to it by their children.”

... The series one boxset of The Sarah Jane Adventures is available to buy on 10 November.

The Sarah Jane Adventures
: Series two episodes is currently airing on Mondays on CBBC and BBC One.

The Simpsons - Video: 'Treehouse of Horror #19'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, The Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror #19.'

The annual Halloween special including three spooky Simpsons stories.

Sanctuary - Pop Culture Zoo: Amanda Tapping Interview, Part One

At Pop Culture Zoo:

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The PCZ Interview with Sanctuary’s Amanda Tapping: Part One

By Joseph Dilworth Jr. ⋅ November 3, 2008

Amanda Tapping is easily one of the nicest people in entertainment. Her humor and natural ease at speaking are traits that serve her well in the comedy troupe Random Acts, which she co-founded. Amanda is very generous with her time and is a supporter of several charities, such as The Canadian Cancer Society and the Waterkeeper Alliance. She has appeared on several TV shows and a few films over the years. For ten seasons, Tapping starred in the television series Stargate SG-1 as Samantha Carter, a role she continued over to sister show Stargate Atlantis. Currently she is both the star and Executive Producer for Sanctuary on the SCI FI Channel. I previously spoke to Amanda and her co-star Robin Dunne at San Diego Comic Con back in July. More recently I talked to Amanda by phone about Sanctuary and her other projects. In Part One of this interview we talk about some of the technical aspects of shooting in front of a green screen, the style of the show and a little bit about one of its more mysterious characters. Check back on Friday for part two where we’ll talk a little bit about what’s to come on Sanctuary as well as what else Amanda has going on in her very busy career.

... PCZ: So, to start off, I think there’s big congratulations in order for the success of Sanctuary on SCI FI.
AT: Thank you, yeah. Fingers crossed, every week we’re like “Ok, let’s watch the ratings.” Never a relaxation moment for us.

PCZ: I’m sure. The premiere was a huge smash so that’s gotta be…
AT: It did very well. We knew there would be a drop the second week, but we were actually really happy with the numbers. The thing with SCI FI, too, that’s good to know is that it’s one of the most TIVO-ed or DVR-ed networks and their Friday nights are traditionally heavily taped. So they add a lot more to our ratings after the fact knowing that and that helps. We hope to find out in the next couple of weeks whether or not we get a pick up [for a second season].

... PCZ: I have to say I think one of the standout characters and performances on the show is Ryan Robbins. My background being a computer geek, it’s just great seeing the cool, wisecracking computer guy.
AT: (laughter) He’s awesome. I was just watching a mix of one of our upcoming shows and he’s got amazing comic timing and just sort of this wry view on things. You ‘ll see a lot more of the Henry [Foss] character and lot more of Ryan as the show progresses.

Battlestar Galactica - Aaron Douglas - NEW TV Series

At CNW Group (Canada):

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CTV Orders New Drama Series THE BRIDGE

TORONTO, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - CTV announced today the order of a new one-hour original Canadian drama series, THE BRIDGE. Based on the insights of veteran insider and outspoken former Toronto police union head Craig Bromell, CTV has ordered 11, one-hour episodes, following the production of a two-hour pilot shot in Toronto last summer. THE BRIDGE provides an unflinching look at the struggle street cops face as they not only battle criminals - but also their own bosses - in order to protect society and, ultimately, themselves.

... Written by five-time Gemini Award winner and six-time nominee Alan Di
Fiore (DA VINCI'S INQUEST, THE LIFE, THE HANDLER), THE BRIDGE peels away the veneer of a big-city Canadian police force to reveal the political machinations underneath. After the rank and file unanimously vote street cop Frank Leo (Aaron Douglas) into office as union head, he begins his quest to put street cops first and clean up the force from the ground up.

But the old boys' network running the police force and the city's
self-serving politicians are not about to sit idly by while a former street cop makes up his own rules. Frank walks a thin blue line as he battles wiretaps and a concerted campaign to bring him down, letting nothing stop him from fulfilling his unwavering vow that when cops are in trouble, the union will be there.

THE BRIDGE stars Aaron Douglas (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, SMALLVILLE [Stargate SG1's Maternal Instinct and Redemption Part 2]) as outspoken union head Frank Leo; Paul Popowich (ANGELA'S EYES, I ME WED) as Frank's partner and confidante Tommy Dunn; Gemini-Award nominee Inga Cadranel (RENT-A-GOALIE, MVP) as Jill, the free-spirited cop on the force; Frank Cassini (Vice, INTELLIGENCE [Stargate SG1's Sentinel]) as Staff Sergeant Bernie Kantor; Theresa Joy (ALL THE GOOD ONES ARE MARRIED, Sixty Days) as feisty tomboy Police Constable Billy; Ona Grauer (STARGATE SG-1 and STARGATE ATLANTIS) as beautiful, passionate prosecutor Abby St. James; Michael Murphy (Away from Her, X-Men: The Last Stand) as Chief of Police, and political animal, Ed Wycoff; and two-time Emmy Award winner Stuart Margolin (THE ROCKFORD FILES, TOM STONE) as Frank's father, Vic Leo.


Sanctuary - NEW Publicity Stills - 'The Five'

Sanctuary's 'The Five' airs Friday, November 14 '08 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

While leading a covert meeting in Rome, Magnus (Amanda Tapping) encounters Nikola Tesla (Jonathan Young), an old friend from her past who confides that the Cabal has come to exact revenge on her for the events in "Fata Morgana". But Magnus realizes that Tesla’s loyalties may not be as steadfast as in their college days when the two became part of an exclusive order called The Five – a group in which each is connected by a secret they have carried for decades.

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Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping)

Ashley Magnus (Emilie Ullerup)

Ashley and John Druitt (Christopher Heyerdahl)



Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: The Prodigal - NEW 22 Publicity Stills

At MGM Stargate:

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22 publicity stills from Stargate Atlantis' 'The Prodigal.' Airs Friday, November 7 '08 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel. Guest stars include Connor Trinneer as Michael and Kavan Smith as Maj. Evan Lorne.

Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo)

Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell)

Michael (Connor Trinneer) and Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)

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



Michael and his minions

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: The Prodigal - 12 Behind the Scenes Photos

Stargate Atlantis' 'The Prodigal' airs Friday, November 7 '08 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest stars include Connor Trinneer as Michael and Kavan Smith as Maj. Evan Lorne.

At MGM Stargate:

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12 NEW behind the scenes photos from The Prodigal.

The Atlantis 500 - Gentlemen, start your engines!

Far left, Director Andy Mikita

Center, Stunt Coordinator James 'Bam Bam' Bamford and Jason Momoa (Ronon Dex) on the right

Puddle jumper in the Atlantis gateroom

Joe "Crash" Flanigan (Lt. Col. Sheppard) and David "Flags" Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay)

Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan) and friend