Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Wire: We Peer Into Atlantis' Future + Video

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We Peer Into Atlantis' Future

12:00 AM, 21-NOVEMBER-08

... There are only a handful of episodes left to air--meaning more time to explore Sheppard, McKay and the gang.

According to [Joseph] Mallozzi, the remaining episodes will not disappoint. Nov. 21's "Brain Storm" features a guest turn by Dave Foley (NewsRadio) as a former colleague of Dr. McKay (David Hewlett). In the episode McKay gets an invitation from Foley's character, Tunney.

... In Dec. 5's "Infection," the Wraith Todd returns. "The team receives a distress call from a Wraith hive ship that approaches Atlantis, and they're like, 'What the hell is [a] Wraith hive ship doing out here?'" Mallozzi said. "So they go to investigate, and they find the entire crew in stasis and a message from Todd, requesting their help." It turns out that something has gone horribly wrong with the Wraith, but--more to the point--with the ship. The episode is written by Alan McCullough.

"Infection" offers us one other thing. "In that episode, actually, we finally get to see the big bruiser Wraith, the guards, with the masks. You actually get to see what they look like behind the mask. It ain't pretty," Mallozzi said with a laugh.

After that, there are three more episodes left for Stargate Atlantis and a two-hour movie, which will air later in the year. Stargate Atlantis airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. --Kathie Huddleston

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Joe Flanigan Q&A - Part 3

Joe Flanigan (Lt. Col. John Sheppard) answers fan questions from SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis Forum in this special Q&A series.

Twilight - The Deadbolt: Robert Pattinson Interview

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Robert Pattinson Says He's in the Twilight of Two Realities

By Jordan Riefe

Up and coming actor Robert Pattinson is about to go from "that guy in Twilight" to a household name in a lot of houses across America and the world when the big screen adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight hits theaters. Although you can make the comparison to the Harry Potter films in terms of frenzied excitement, Robert Pattinson has much more of a rock star persona than Daniel Radcliffe ever did. Meyer's character, Edward Cullen, not only has the sex appeal that helps young girls discover their womanhood but he also has the vulnerability many girls can relate with. Whether Pattinson likes it or not, he knows his life is about to change.

When Pattinson sat down with the press at the recent Twilight junket in L.A., he revealed that all of the current attention feels like he's living in two existences, as so many know who he is yet so many people don't even recognize him at all. But when Twilight hits theaters on November 21, those two realities will become one when almost everyone under the age of 25 (and a lot more) will know what he looks like and who he is.

While on-hand at the Twilight junket, we also got the goods on how Robert Pattinson is handling his newfound fame, why Catherine Hardwicke forced him to learn to play baseball, what it's like to play such a different vampire, and how his song wound up on the Twilight soundtrack.

So I just grab the soundtrack and see your name on it. Can you talk about the song and all of that?
PATTINSON: It was just a random occurrence. I was playing music last year and I think Nicky Reed gave a CD to Catherine [Hardwicke] and then Catherine called me in and said, "Hey, look at this." And she showed the scenes with these two random songs, which were just recorded on my computer and it kind of bizarrely fitted... And so I was fine, I didn't really think about it. The hype wasn't even as much then, she just started editing.

I didn't know it was going to be on the soundtrack or anything. So I was just like, "Okay," and agreed to it then. Now it's become this big deal and it looks like I'm trying to get like a record contract off of the back, and everything else, and I go, "Argh, no." But I don't know, yeah, they were songs written years ago and nothing to do with Twilight. I thought I'd be able to get away with it secretly and have it under a different name and stuff but I think people thought it was too much like a marketing gimmick. So I go, "Ah, whatever."

Kevin McKidd - Grey's Anatomy - Video: Interview

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Celebrity Interviews - Grey's Anatomy: Kevin McKidd

Interview |04:21 |

Kevin McKidd, one of the new doctors to join the unusually good looking staff at Seattle Grace, talks about adding some testosterone to GREY'S ANATOMY!

Supernatural - Kate O'Hare's Hot Cuppa TV - Misha Collins Interview

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Misha Collins Is 'Supernatural's' Dark (But Very Handy) Angel

Today's cuppa: awesome hazelnut coffee from the gas-station convenience store

Earlier this week, I put up a story at the "From Inside the Box" blog at Zap2it about "Supernatural" guest star Misha Collins, who plays the angel Castiel.

... As the Zap story mentions, Collins has a big episode airing tonight on The CW, called "Heaven and Hell." But just for my loyal Cuppers, here's a bit more of our conversation, which took place over lunch at the Buffalo Club in Santa Monica, Calif.

Collins is good friends with actor Zeljko Ivanek, who played his brother in the first season of "24," and they spend time together making furniture, as mentioned in the Zap story. We also talked about shows that Collins likes to watch, which include "Damages" (which guest-starred Ivanek), "Flight of the Conchords," "Weeds" and "Dirty Jobs."

I mentioned to him that "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe gives talks about our current anti-work culture, in which some folks don't invest that much into their jobs and are instead just working for the weekend.
"I'm lucky," Collins said, "that I've never had a job where I'm waiting for the weekend. I always work really hard at what I'm doing, because it's always what I really want to do."

And this includes the work he does with his hands.
"There is really something inherently satisfying," he said, "in actually building something or actually seeing something repaired with your own hands.

"Most of the men I know these days, they don't know how to fix things, and it's really sad. I'm very glad I'm not one of them. There are plenty of things I don't know how to do, but I'm glad that when the washing machine breaks, I can fix it. That's a nice feeling..."

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: 'The Passenger In The Oven'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Bones' 'The Passenger In The Oven,' starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, T.J. Thyne and John Francis Daley. Gues stars include Dyllan Christopher, Patricia Belcher, Marisa Coughlan, Keith Diamond, Ann Farrington, Donna Hardy, Fawn Irish and Charles Parnell.

Brennan and Booth's flight is disrupted when a flight attendant discovers a fully cooked human body in the plane’s industrial microwave.

Twilight - Video: About Edward

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Celebrity Interviews - Twilight: About Edward

Interview |02:11 |

Bella and Edward are your new favorite vampires. We find out how Robert Pattinson almost lost the role. Catherine Hardwicke and Kristen Stewart talk about how he was perfect in person.

Stargate SG1 - Richard Dean Anderson - Charity Auction - Quench the Fire - T-Shirt


Richard Dean Anderson signed T-shirt

This is a XL size T-shirt from the “Quench the Fire” event on Dec 2nd 2007, that was raising money for The Pain Center, a medical facility that deals with research, treatment and management of RSD (chronic pain).

Richard Dean Anderson was a guest at the event and spent time helping raise awareness for the cause, posed for photos and signed items, among which, this event T-shirt.

This is a rare item, from the First Annual Quench the Fire event (and therefore no longer in production), that was available ONLY to attendees.

This item is offered for auction by Lilly Saenz from California, with ALL proceedings going to the “Purple Heart” fundraiser for the second annual Quench The Fire event. (please see more information at: )

The Purple Heart Fundraiser was opened in support of Quench the Fire, with all donations going directly to the Pain Center, for RDA fans to show support of Mr. Anderson’s efforts in raising awareness for one of his chosen charities. (please see more at: )

The winning bidder will be contacted for payment details as well as shipping, but basically will have a choice of paying online DIRECTLY through the fundraiser page at the following address:

Or by money order to Lilly Saenz, who will then make the donation to the fundraiser.

We ask the winning bidder to please DO NOT make the payment before contacting us at to discuss the available options and shipping information.

We wish everyone good luck in their bidding. However if the underbidders still want to be a part of the “Purple Heart” for Mr. Anderson, they can do so through the fundraiser page. Thank you.

Dexter - Video: InFANity: Dexter On Set

Courtesy of TV Guide's InFANity and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - Dexter On Set

Special |05:55 |

DEXTER is one of the most popular shows on cable. It's also one of the bloodiest. InFANity introduces you to the special effects wizards who help make DEXTER a bloody good time!

Damian Lewis - Life - Video: 'Badge Bunny'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Life's 'Badge Bunny,' starring Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue and Adam Arkin. Guest stars include Aja Evans, Mitchell Fink, Jennifer Jalene, Karina Michel and Jennifer Siebel.

When the girlfriend of a cop is murdered, Crews and Reese must play a literal game of good cop bad cop to find the killer.

Supernatural - TV Guide Online: Exclusive Supernatural Q&A: Ruby Has Her Say!

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Photo of Genevieve Cortese courtesy of TV Guide Online

Today's News: Our Take

Supernatural's Ruby: "I Feel Like, Deep Down, She's In Love with Sam"

Nov 19, 2008 04:35 PM ET by Matt Mitovich

Now that she's got nine episodes of Supernatural (Thursdays at 9 pm/ET, the CW) under her belt and Ruby's complicated story is beginning to be fleshed out, felt the time was right to talk to former Wildfire star Genevieve Cortese about playing the double-agent demon. Might Ruby actually be in love with Sam? What sort of surprises might this week's midseason finale have in store? And what's it like shooting a love scene with Jared Padalecki? Let's find out....

... The fans seemed to pick up on that right away — "Something is different about Ruby. Is it simply a new actress playing her, or something more?"
Cortese: If you look at Katie's last episode, you see that while Ruby's not responsible for Dean going to hell, she does have some guilt about it. I wanted to use some of that, though not as a sympathy card. After all, if people don't like her, they don't like her. She is a demon. But I wanted to address questions like, "Why are the boys hanging out with her? What do they need her for at this point?" It's not like she is kicking ass; she's asking Sam to kick ass for her, so it's kind of a mutual exchange. I almost feel like, deep down, she's really in love with Sam. One of the lines in [last week's episode] is, "I used to be human, and I still remember what it feels like." Maybe she was being manipulative, sure, but maybe there's also truth to it.

Dexter - Video: InFANity: Michael C. Hall Interview

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Celebrity Interviews - Dexter: Michael C. Hall

Interview |03:49 |

InFANity hangs with DEXTER star Michael C. Hall. Find out how he went from burying people on SIX FEET UNDER to killing them on Showtime's most popular show!

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - SciFi Channel Goes Green + Video


SciFi Channel Goes Green

In a generation, someone might ask what finally inspired you to join the effort to reverse global warming. What will you say? Was it a politician's speech or pressure on your lifestyle? Or maybe it was an entertainment company pushing a simple idea: Saving the planet starts with you. How can you help? It's simple - green your routine.

By taking the time today to adopt one or more green routines, you can positively change the way you affect the environment.

SciFi Channel Goes Green

Fight global warming on Stargate Atlantis and the SCI FI Original Movie, Lost City Raiders, drive an electric car on our new reality series, Cha$e, use an energy efficient washing machine on Ghost Hunters, and go green (and green screen) with our action-packed, eco-friendly show, Sanctuary.

Amanda Tapping Video Public Service Announcement

Amanda Tapping

Green Is Universal

Watch the "Green is Universal" PSA by Amanda Tapping. Go to for more information

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary - NEW Episodes Fri Nov 21 '08

From's schedulebot, the SciFi Friday line up for November 21, 2008:


7:00P STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION THE SURVIVORS - Excellent episode, with a marvelous by guest-star John Anderson!


9:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) BRAIN STORM - NEW episode - Guest stars include Dave Foley, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson