Friday, November 7, 2008

Sanctuary - Kate O'Hare's Hot Cuppa TV: Robin Dunne Interview

At Kate O'Hare's Hot Cuppa TV blog:

(Kate O'Hare writes for Zap2It. Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

November 07, 2008

Robin Dunne Leads the Way Into 'Sanctuary'

This afternoon's cuppa: English afternoon tea (nice to be literal once in a while)

On the Sci Fi Channel series "Sanctuary," airing Fridays since Oct. 3, CGI effects are used to create virtual sets and worlds that surround the actors, who work almost entirely in front of green-screen backdrops.

But just because a world isn't real doesn't mean you don't need a guide if you choose to visit it.
"It's a treat for me," says actor Robin Dunne, "because I'm entering into this world like the audience is. The audience is looking at this new world through my eyes.

"I feel like we're experiencing things together. We can be in each other's heads, myself and the audience -- not literally..."

Battlestar Galactica - 24 Hrs Vancouver - Grace Park Interview

At 24 Hrs Vancouver (Vancouver, Canada):

Saying Grace


Few actors will admit picking their profession strictly for fame and fortune. Ask why they do it and they'll no doubt mention passion or art - they might even scoff at the question and say acting chose them.

Not Grace Park. She became an actor ... for the catering.
"When I started doing a bunch of commercials, when I showed up they're like 'Do you want to have lunch?' and there'd be this huge table of steamed mussels and fresh-made bread and salads, just a massive spread," she says, laughing. "When I grew up, we'd go to a nice dinner - besides McDonald's - twice a year. That was it. The rest of the time, we were at home. My mom cooks very well, thank goodness, but if you only go out twice a year and then all of a sudden this is totally available every day and you get a [trailer] ... it felt like I was being taken care of, and it was pretty awesome."

Well, at least she's honest.

These days, Park is as hot as the lunches she loves. She's probably best known for her dual roles as cylon-humanoid copies Sharon Valerii/Sharon Agathon on the cult-hit Battlestar Galactica, her roles opposite Benjamin Bratt on A&E's The Cleaner and as Homeland Security Agent Liz Carver on the second season of The Border...

- Season 2 of The Border airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on CBC. Park can also be seen in her first feature role in West 32nd, which screens at the Asian Film Festival this weekend. Info at:

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

At Pop Culture Zoo:

(Please follow the link for the complete Pop Culture Zoo interview.)

The PCZ Interview with Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping: Part Two

By Joseph Dilworth Jr. ⋅ November 7, 2008

In Part Two of our interview with Amanda Tapping, we talk about the relationships on Sanctuary, some things that are coming up on the show and her other work, including Stargate. Part One can be found here.

PCZ: I noticed you are playing up in the early episodes the easy-going relationship between Helen and her daughter Ashley, which is obviously leading up to Ashley finding out who her dad is, and I'm assuming a fairly big falling out. Is that something we get to see before the end of the season?
AT: Oh, definitely. There's an episode coming up called "The Five" (airing 11/14 - ed) that actually explains a huge part of the mythology of the show and a lot of things are blown wide open. There's a cool twist with one of the featured characters [and] Ashley finds out a lot of information. It ties together a lot of the mythology that we're weaving right now and the relationship between Ashley and Magnus is so interesting both before and after. It's a mother-daughter dynamic in the truest sense in so many ways, but then it's also completely off the map when it comes to how they deal with each other.

... Thank you again to Amanda Tapping for taking time out of her busy schedule to talk to us! Sanctuary airs Friday nights at 10PM on the SCI FI Channel.

Daniel Craig - SciFi Talk: 'Quantum of Solace' Cast Audio Interview

At SciFi Talk:

Fri, 7 November 2008

Quantum Of Solace - Part 1 of 2

James Bond returns with a new adventure.You'll hear from stars Daniel Craig, Dame Judy Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Jeffrey Wright, Jesper Christensen, Anatole Taubman; Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and Director Marc Forster. Special thanks to EPK. TV and Sony, Columbia Pictures. Music is by Bondi. View clips and interviews on Sci-Fi Talk TV. Part 1 of 2.

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Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis - Baccarin/Picardo - New England Fan Experience Con - Nov '08

At the New England Fan Experience:

November 21 - 23 2008

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston
575 Memorial Drive,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA 02139-4896



Morena Baccarin
Robert Picardo


Robert Picardo

OTHER: Peter Davison, Don Frye, Edi Gathegi, Mark Goddard, James Kyson Lee, Daniel Logan, Mark Lund, Kellan Lutz, Vic Mignogna and Jim Prego.

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Photos from 'The Shrine' - Nov 7 '08

At MGM Stargate:

(Please follow the link to view the photos in their original format.)

Just uploaded, six new photos - including one behind the scenes photo -- from 'The Shrine' -- featuring Joe Flanigan (Lt. Col. John Sheppard) and David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay).

The Colbert Report - Video: Oct. 14 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's October 14, 2008 episode.

Joseph Stiglitz, two-time winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, discusses the state of the economy with Stephen.

Jared Padalecki - SciFi Wire: Video: Friday the 13th Cast Interview

At SciFi Wire:

Friday the 13th

SCIFI Wire Exclusive

SCI FI Wire talks to the cast and filmmakers of Friday the 13th.

Interviewed at last July's San Diego Comic Con are actors Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti and Derek Mears, and producers Bradley Fuller and Andrew Form. The video runs 3 mins 15 seconds, and may only be viewable by US fans due to restrictions on access at