Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Pushing Daisies - Video: InFANity: Pace & Friel Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's InFANity and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Pushing Daises: Pace & Friel

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Meet the cast that's responsible for making PUSHING DAISIES the surprise hit of the season. InFANity talks to stars Lee Pace and Anna Friel about the show. See what they have to say about their character's star-crossed romance!

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld Podcast: Episode # 18 - Nov 11 '08

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The Wraith hybrid Michael returns in "The Prodigal," the latest episode of Stargate Atlantis! Darren and David discuss the episode with special guest Tame Farrar, one of our beloved moderators at GateWorld Forum. Was Michael's return satisfying? What about his goals, controversial decisions, and his relationship with Teyla?

We'll preview GateWorld's upcoming interview with actor Peter Williams, who played Apophis on Stargate SG-1. And of course we will run down the latest Stargate news and site features.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'Mr. Ferguson is Ill Today,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Richard T. Jones and Garret Dillahunt. Guest stars include Shirley Mansonm Leven Rambin, Dorian Harewood, Shane Edelman and Stephanie Jacobsen.

John and Riley take a deadly trip to Mexico, while Sarah and Ellison come face-to-face.

Stargate: Universe - Spinning Stargate: Universe - Day One

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for November 11, 2008:

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November 11, 2008: Spinning Stargate: Universe - Day One

We were all back in the office today, spinning stories for season one of Stargate: Universe. In attendance: creators Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, Carl Binder, Martin Gero, Alan McCullough, Paul Mullie, and myself. The first order of business was, of course, catching each other up on what we've been up to since last we met. I can't help but think that if everyone on staff blogged as well, we'd be able to access all of this information before going into the office and could thereby dispense with the niceties of social interaction and get right to work. Easier said than done however. Paul's Commodore 64 is not internet-capable and don't get me started on Carl's IBM Selectric, the Queen of electric typewriters.

Our second order of business was providing notes for episode #1. Brad and Rob did a terrific job of kicking things off in thrilling fashion. The script is fast-paced and fun; its characters unique and engaging. My favorite: Dr. David Rush. Oh, he's going to be a handful. Originally planned as a two-parter, Brad and Robert quickly discovered that there was simply too much story for such a tight frame, so the series opener is now looking like a three-parter.

In addition to that first script, Brad and Rob provided us with a beat sheet and springboards for several more stories. Brad has laid claim to #4, a story that is right up his alley. Speaking of perfect pairings, I couldn't think of anyone better than Carl Binder to write #5. Rob is eyeing #6 which offers a most intriguingly SF door in, while #7 and #8 have yet to be claimed.

As I mentioned in a previous entry, Stargate: Universe is a series that draws on established mythology yet blazes a bold, new path for the franchise. It's definitely more character-centered and intimate in
its exploration of the interpersonal dynamics that will drive a lot of the shipboard developments (and, no, I'm not talking about romance). The premise of this ship hurtling through uncharted territories offers up unbounded story possibilities, yet also forces us to adopt a very different approach toward alien encounters and planetary investigation. Twin themes mentioned over the course of today's conversations: survival and sacrifice.

Prep-production is progressing nicely. Rob showed me about eight different designs for the Destiny. According to him, they're getting close. No casting news to convey but some interesting names are being bandied about. The search continues. Finally, another element I'm loving is the SGU version of the SG-1/Atlantis MALP (Mobile Analytic Laboratory Probe). Very cool.

Tomorrow, we discuss Brad's first story following the big three-part opener, establish some of the big picture storylines and arcs we'd like to pursue over the course of the show's first 20 episodes, and then start breaking Carl's story...

David Boreanaz - Bones: Video: Preview of 'The Con Man in the Meth Lab'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, a preview clip from Bones' November 12 '08 episode, 'The Con Man in the Meth Lab,' guest starring Brendan Fehr. This episode airs at 8pm on FOX.

Heroes - Video: 'Villains'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Villains,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include David Anders, Kristen Bell, Robert Forster, Jessalyn Gilsig, Brea Grant, Dania Ramirez and Eric Roberts.

Hiro's spirit walk takes him back in time one year, to the events surrounding the "death" of Arthur Petrelli.

Stargate Atlantis - Six New Stills from 'Tracker' - Nov 11 '08

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Six new stills from 'Tracker'

The Wraith arrive

Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa)

Ronon and Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Wraith and Kiryk (Mike Dupod)


Crusoe - Video: 'High Water'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Crusoe's 'High Water,' starring Philip Winchester, Tongai Arnold Chirisa, Joss Ackland, Sam Neill, and Anna Walton. Guest stars include Angus Barnett, Kieran Bew, Jeremy Crutchley, Jake Curran and Mark Dexter.

When they find the remains of a boat, the prospects of rescue drive a wedge between Crusoe and Friday, who have very different perceptions about life in England.

The Colbert Report - Video: Oct 16 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's October 16 '08 episode.

The National Museum of American History's director, Brent Glass, stops by the studio. Plus, Stephen welcomes filmmaker and political activist Robert Greenwald.

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Close Up: The Prodigal

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Close Up: The Prodigal

November 10, 2008 (Episodes)

Teyla's climactic meeting with arch-nemesis Michael made for a few hair-raising moments for actress Rachel Luttrell!

A brief excerpt:

Teyla's conflict with Michael began way back in season three, and has been growing towards a huge showdown since then. Finally, in season five's 'The Prodigal', the Athosian gets to throw down with the evil former Wraith once and for all.
"I thought it was a perfect ending," says actress Rachel Luttrell. "And you know, had the show continued, I wouldn't have discounted the fact that maybe Michael would have come back," she laughs. "But I thought it was interesting – after everything he's put her through, their relationship has kind of come full circle. She had absolutely no sympathy left for him whatsoever, and I'm glad that I was the one that
was able to deliver the final blow. I thought it was great. Once the baby got into the picture, there was just no keeping Michael around. I understand that, being a mom. Anyone threatens your child, and that's it. And we all knew that was what he wanted, so I think that his reappearance could only end with one or both of them dying."

It wasn't long after the filming of 'The Prodigal' that Luttrell and her fellow cast mates discovered that season five was to be Stargate Atlantis' final year. The news came out of the blue for Luttrell, and she reveals that she would have been more than happy to continue playing Teyla for at least one more year.
"Without a doubt what I'll remember is the camaraderie," she adds about her experiences on the Stargate Atlantis set over the past five years. "We had so much fun – it's really rare to find a group of people who are so different, because we are, but got along so well and complemented each other in such a positive way. We had a lot of fun, and that's what I'll remember."

Story by Sharon Gosling