Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Farscape / Stargate - Ben Browder/Claudia Black - Creation: Farscape Con in Burbank Nov 7-9 '09

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


You are invited to join the fun as Creation Entertainment proudly presents The Official FARSCAPE CONVENTION 2009: The 2nd Final Frellin' Farewell Celebration!

Join genre superstars (of both Farscape and Stargate SG-1) BEN BROWDER and CLAUDIA BLACK (along with many other guest celebrities) coming to Burbank, California's Airport Marriott Hotel on November 7 to 9, 2008. The FARSCAPE Convention is known for its friendly party atmosphere and with about 400 fans in attendance daily it allows for great celebrity/fan interaction!

Here is the tentative schedule of events, full information is available at

Fri., Sat. & Sun. November 7-9, 2008
Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel
2500 Hollywood Way

Guests include: Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Anthony Simcoe, Francesca Buller, Virgina Hey, Kent McCord, David Franklin, Gigi Edgley, Raelee Hill and Richard Manning

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Stargate Convention This Weekend in New Jersey

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:


It should be a fantastic weekend celebration for Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis fans as The Official STARGATE Convention comes to the Clarion Hotel Cherry Hill on November 7-9, 2008.

All six of our guests have proven to be exceptional on stage and very fan friendly. Our complete schedule of events is below and today we just added the screening of Friday night's new ATLANTIS episode which we will be showing at the convention on Friday after autographing!

We're particularly looking forward to the Celebrity Cabaret on Friday Night because it features three of the most hilarious guests any convention could ever have. Stargate fans are going to LOVE it!

Join the fun: full details and ticket info are available at our site.

Guests include: Jason Momoa, David Nykl, Gary Jones, Chuck Campbell, Kavan Smith and Dan Shea

(Philadelphia Area)
Fri., Sat. & Sun. November 7-9, 2008
Clarion Hotel Cherry Hill
1450 Marlton Pike E.
Cherry Hill, NJ

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Behind The Scenes Photos - 'Enemy at the Gate'

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for November 5, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to view the NEW photos from Stargate Atlantis season five production in their original format.)

November 5, 2008: Your Emails in My Spam Folder

... Hey, I came across some pics from the last days of production. Check `em out.

Sharon Taylor as Technician Amelia Banks

Director Andy Mikita, Joe Flanigan (John Sheppard), Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey), Kavan Smith (Evan Lorne)

Kavan, Joe and Robert

'Enemy at the Gate' 100th episode artwork

Writer/Producer/Director Martin Gero with his Stargate Atlantis 100 episodes T-Shirt

Gary Jones (CMSGT Walter Harriman)

Producers/Writers Carl Binder and Alan McCullough

Stargate Universe: MGM Stargate: Across The Universe

At MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Across The Universe

November 5, 2008 (General)

Robert C. Cooper, co-creator of Stargate Universe, gives us an update on the progress of the franchise's latest series.

As fans slowly get over the news that Stargate Atlantis will not be continuing to air for a sixth season, behind the scenes the wheels are beginning to turn on the franchise's third live-action series. Entitled Stargate Universe, the show will follow the fortunes of a group of Stargate Command personnel who unexpectedly find themselves manning an Ancient ship, the Destiny, which is on a mission to the far reaches of the galaxy.

With the concept green-lit for production, co-creators Robert C. Cooper and Brad Wright are hard at work on fleshing out the series before it goes before the camera. There's tons to do, but Cooper found enough time to give us an update on the exciting progress of Stargate Universe.
"We’re writing the premiere episode," he confirms. "Brad and myself are spinning that story, and we’re coming up with new episodes for the first half of the season as well. We're also in the preliminary casting process, and designing the sets and looking for key crew members – it’s full steam ahead right now. Our target is to start shooting early February and be on the air in July of ’09."

... Keep checking back for Stargate Universe updates!

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - The Futon Critic - Season Finales January 9 '09

At The Futon Critic:

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)


By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

-- "Stargate Atlantis" then will close its run on Friday, January 9 at 9:00/8:00c followed by the season finale of "Sanctuary" at 10:00/9:00c.

-- The following week on Friday, January 23, Sci Fi will add repeats of the short-lived dramas "Invasion" and "Moonlight" at 8:00/7:00c and 9:00/8:00c, respectively, leading into "Galactica" at 10:00/9:00c.

The Dresden Files - SciFi Wire: Q&A: Butcher On Dresden Comic

At SciFi Wire:

(Please follow the link for the complete q&a with Jim Butcher at SciFi Wire. Photos from the comic book at the site.)

12:00 AM, 06-NOVEMBER-08

Q&A: Butcher On Dresden Comic

Jim Butcher, the best-selling author of the Dresden Files series of novels, told SCI FI Wire that he's adapted his franchise, about wizard-for-hire Harry Dresden, into a graphic novel, The Dresden Files: Welcome to the Jungle.

The author said he was using the new medium to tell a prequel story to his series of books, the next of which, Turncoat, is due in April 2009.

Butcher talked to SCI FI Wire about the graphic novel in this exclusive interview.

So this graphic novel is a prequel to The Dresden Files series of novels. What backstory does it cover?
Butcher: The idea for this story was inspired by one of the scripts from the pilot from the show that was on SCI FI [Channel]. So it's one of those cross-pollination things, I guess. In the original pilot script, at one point, Murphy's talking to Harry, and Harry doesn't want to help her, and Murphy's like, "OK, listen. I've got to admit you've helped us before. You know there was the Calumet Heights kidnapping, that mess at the zoo." And I said, that mess at the zoo--that could really work as a story. The original title of the story was "That Mess at the Zoo." And then I started trying to figure out what the mess at the zoo would be.

[So] there's been a murder at the Lincoln Park Zoo, and the only suspect is a gorilla who couldn't possibly have done it, but there's pressure from the city to hurry up and get the case closed. And Murphy's like, "Well, you know, I don't really particularly think we're going to accomplish anything by just killing a gorilla, because whatever did it is still going to be out there." So she has to get Dresden to come help. And Dresden gets on the trail, and he sort of winds up hooking up with one of the zoo staff and gets involved in all kinds of trouble and danger and explosions and so on. That part is just kind of standard Dresden Files stuff...

Sanctuary - SciFi Magazine Oct '08 Issue - Damian Kindler Interview

From SciFi Magazine's October 2008 issue, page 26:



"We're going to lots of places and meeting lots of different types of abnormals," says creator and executive producer Damian Kindler. "We're going to go capture witches in Scotland. We're going to try to transport a deadly creature across the Himalayas in a plane, and that's not going to work out so well [laughs]. We're going to bring some stuff back from the Amazon that grows in our Sanctuary out of control. We're going to go the catacombs underneath Rome and deal with vampires."

According to Kindler, they take license with things that are recognizable. "Vampires as something extinct but that were once potentially even a boon to the progress of civilization. So that is part of the show, that reinvention of either legend or myth or even revisionist history to spice up the stew."

In upcoming episdes, "Magnus and Will's relationship evolves from episode to episode. That they really do challenge each other, support each other, have moments of doubt with each other, but they really are meant to work together. He really is the protege she's been waiting for 100 years, and I think every episode he proves why. I think that's also born because of the amazing chemistry between Robin Dunne and Amanda Tapping. It's just like they've already six seasons of TV together, the way they naturally connect," says Kindler. As for Magnus' daugher, Ashley, "she does go through hell," he says. 'Her relationship with her mother is completely rocked to the core because very, very sensitive and powerful information comes to light that Magnus has been hiding from her ... She does get some really juicy stuff to play, but she also does a lot of cool ass-kicking, she shoots stuff, blows stuff up, and fights and gets quippy."

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: 'Joy'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, House's 'Joy,' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Jesse Spencer, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Salvator Xuereb, Joanna Koulis, Vanessa Zima and Janice Allen.

The team takes on the case of a dreary middle-aged man who has been experiencing unexplained recurring blackouts.

The Colbert Report - Video: Oct. 9 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's October 9, 2008 episode.

Oliver Stone tells Stephen about his upcoming Bush Biopic, “W."

Amanda Tapping - Video: Forever Knight: 'Near Death'

Courtesy of HULU, from Forever Knight's second season, 'Near Death,' starring Geraint Wyn Davies, Catherine Disher, Deborah Duchene, Natsuko Ohama and Nigel Bennett. Guest stars include Colin Fox, Julie Stewart and Stargate/Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping.

When a doctor experimenting in near death experiences dies, Nick secretly agrees to "go under" in an attempt to reconcile his own past.