Friday, November 21, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - Updates for Brain Storm/Infection

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis site, updates for November 21, 2008:

Brain Storm

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos

NEW Alex Levine blog update for Brain Storm

NEXT new episode: Infection airs Friday December 5 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

After a Wraith hive ship shows up over Atlantis transmitting a distress call, the team discovers that its crew has been stricken with a disease they helped create. Christopher Heyerdahl (Todd) and Kavan Smith (Maj. Evan Lorne) guest star.

Trailer for Infection at (please follow the link to view the trailer in its original format).

NEW Season 5 Quiz!


Stargate Atlantis - Video: Episode Trailer - Infection


(Please follow the link to view the trailer in its original format.)

Stargate Atlantis' 'Infection' airs Friday, December 5 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest starring Christopher Heyerdahl (Todd) and Kavan Smith (Maj. Evan Lorne).

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Merchandise - Quantum Mechanix: F-302 Tech Specs Poster

From the QMx Insider e-mail newsletter:

The much-anticipated Serenity/Stargate con in Burbank this weekend is a major milestone for us, featuring the largest number of new products we've ever introduced on a single day, plus our biggest product launch ever: We're talking 25 x 38 inches here!

But it just doesn't seem right to leave all the loyal Insiders who couldn't be in LA completely out of the festivities. So, while nothing can beat the pure joy of spending two days surrounded by like-minded individuals on a quest to have as much fun as possible, perhaps this will soothe the sting a bit.

During the run of the November 21-23, 2008 convention, all QMx Serenity, Stargate and Black Market Beagle products will be 10 percent off when you enter this code into the coupon field on our online store: CREATION. And ordering for a few of our hottest new products will open a couple days early - just so you can get the discount on them, too.

We're extending the same discount to folks who make it to the show as well. Just tell the QMx person at the booth "I'm an Insider," and they'll take 10 percent off your total purchase price.

If you can, be sure to drop by the show and say "hi." Nothing makes us happier than meeting our customers. And you never know. We might just have a surprise or two "flying" through the booth.

F-302 Technical Specifications Poster

This high-resolution rendering, taken directly from the CG files used to produce the visual effects on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, marks the first time such detailed images of the F-302 have been published. View this beautiful ship from the top, bottom, side and front. Pore over callouts showing all the major systems and weapons.

The F-302 Technical Specifications Poster measures 17 x 22 inches and is printed on 100-lb. satin-finish paper. It retails for the low price of just $14.95.

F-302 Strategic Fighter Replica

The F-302 is the culmination of Stargate Command's effort to develop a strategic fighter/interceptor to challenge Goa'uld dominance of the air. Based on the successful X-302 prototype, which was reverse-engineered from the Goa'uld Death Glider, the F-302 is Earth's first true production starfighter and is our first line of defense against extraterrestrial threats.

Now you can own your own F-302 screen-accurate replica, taken directly from the Stargate SG-1 CGI files.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - Diamond Select Toys Blog Update Nov 21 '08

At the Diamond Select Toys blog update at Art Asylum for November 21, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

Questions and Answers # 15

DST Chuck tackles your questions about Battlestar Galactica and Stargate in this latest installment of Ask DST! Check out the full Q&A and find out the status of Stargate SG-1 Series 5, additional outfits for the 12" Stargate figures and much, much more!

Jack O'Neill 12" figure

Brian Petersen:
Will any alternate outfits be sold for the 12' Stargate figures?
DSTChuck: We do not have any plans to sell the outfits individually, but if the response is solid we'd love to make more 12" figures.

Callum Templeton:
Any Chance of the aliens from First Contact? And could you tell us what accessories Ronon comes with? Thanks.
DSTChuck: Not sure yet on aliens but I don't think so. Ronan comes with his blaster, GDO, P90, knife and sparring sticks.

James White:
Thanks again for taking time for these questions. I have a question this time about the 12" Stargate figures. Do you plan to release any accessory packs or different uniforms for these figures? It would be nice to have some offworld gear for them.
DSTChuck: NO problem, thanks for taking the time to write in. Right now, we don't think the line has enough depth to produce something like that, but yes - if the first three figures do we'll we'll add more to the line and mix in new accessories as well...

Cameron Mitchell 12" figure

Diamond Select Toys

Stargate Atlantis - Show Patrol: Dave Foley gets geeky on 'Stargate Atlantis'

At RedEye Chicago's tv blog, Show Patrol (Chicago, IL):

(Photos and the SciFi Channel 'Brain Storm' episode trailer at the site. Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Malcolm Tunney (Dave Foley)

Dave Foley gets geeky on 'Stargate Atlantis'

November 21, 2008

by Curt Wagner

Dave Foley gets around.

The comic and actor, who was a member of the famous comedy troupe Kids in the Hall and starred in the sitcom “NewsRadio,” has been making the rounds as a TV guest star.

He’s done memorable turns on “In Plain Sight,” “Lovespring International,” “Scrubs” and “Will & Grace.” In last Sunday’s episode of “Brothers & Sisters” he appeared as Ron Rifkin’s “disappointing and annoying blind date.”

At 8 p.m. Friday he plays another grating but comical character on Sci Fi Channel’s “Stargate Atlantis.”
“A brilliant asshole—I guess is what my character is,” he told me recently. “It’s fun to play.”

Foley stars as Malcolm Tunney, an old schoolmate and rival of David Hewlett’s Dr. Rodney McKay. Tunney has invented (actually stolen from McKay) a device that is supposed to stop global warming, but once he turns it on it almost kills everybody at a big geek convention, including Bill Nye the Science Guy and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson — who play themselves...

Sanctuary - Publicity Stills for 'Requiem'

Publicity stills for Sanctuary's 'Requiem,' airing Friday, December 5 '08 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US) -- please click on photos for a larger format:

Will Zimmerman (Robin Dunne)

Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping)

Twilight - Video: The Bad Guys Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Twilight: The Bad Guys

Interview |06:12 |

TWILIGHT might be a romance movie, but it's not all fangs and kisses. Hollywood 411's Madison Michele sits with Edi Gathegi and Rachell Lefevre, two of the movie's evil vampires who explain why being bad is so good!

Stargate Atlantis - Pop Culture Zoo: Talking ‘Stargate Atlantis’ With Bill Nye

At Pop Culture Zoo:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Bill Nye

Talking Physics, Astronomy And ‘Stargate Atlantis’ With Bill Nye

By Joseph Dilworth Jr.

November 21, 2008

Brain Storm”, the latest episode of Stargate Atlantis, guest-stars Dave Foley, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye. Also known as the “Science Guy”, Nye has shown many people the fun and entertaining side to science. His show, Bill Nye the Science Guy ran for four years on PBS and majorly influenced me in an interest in physics and astronomy. Thanks to SCI FI, I recently had a chance to speak with him about his appearance on Stargate and a whole range of other topics. While this may not read as funny, trust me when I say he had me laughing the entire conversation. Note: there are some mild spoilers below so you may want to read this after you watch the episode.

PCZ: How did you get involved with doing an episode of Stargate Atlantis?
BN: Robert Picardo is on the advisory board of The Planetary Society. I have been a member of The Planetary Society since 1980. Now I’m the vice president and he and I have become really good friends. So he asked me if I’d be interested and he asked them [the producers] if they’d be interested and we converged. It turns out that Stargate-ians are all big Bill Nye fans. It’s cool.

PCZ: Most of the time on a show like Stargate, a fictional show, it’s usually…
BN: Fictional, what?!? Are you kidding? That’s not real?

PCZ: You tell me, how real is it?
BN: I’ll just tell you, [on the episode I'm in] the world almost ends, man. It takes us like fifty-four minutes to keep the world from ending. We really had to focus.

Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Spirit - Video: SciFi Wire: Women of "The Spirit"

Courtesy of SciFi Channel's SciFi Wire and HULU:

SCI FI Wire - Women of "The Spirit"

Video |02:49 |

Lionsgate has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette from Frank Miller's "The Spirit," entitled, "The Women of the Spirit."

'The Spirit' opens on December 25 '08, and stars Gabriel Macht, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Mendes and Jaime King.

Twilight - Video: Cullen Family Intv Part 2

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - Twilight: Cullen Family Intv Part 2

Interview |05:13 |

TWILIGHT's Cullen family (Carlisle, Alice, Emmett and Jasper) joins Hollywood 411 on set. They discuss how they live as 'vegetarian' vampires and the benefits of being good. Also go behind the scenes of the filming in Washington state.

Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide Online: Tonight's Hot List Nov 21 '08

At TV Guide Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) and Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett)

Today's News: Our Take

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

by TV Guide News


Stargate Atlantis - [Brain Storm]

9 pm/ET Sci Fi

In a misadventure set off of Atlantis, quirky astrophysicist Rodney McKay takes cute blond doc Jennifer Keller to Earth to observe a scientific demonstration designed to help cool off the planet. If you've ever watched a single episode of the series, you already know that most grand experiments tend to go terribly wrong, resulting in our Stargate heroes having to race against the clock to save the day. Kids in the Hall alum Dave Foley and Bill Nye the Science Guy guest star. — Michael Chant

The Colbert Report - Video: Oct 28 '08 Episode

Courtesy of The Comedy Channel and HULU, The Colbert Report's October 28 '08 episode.

Stephen welcomes Sherman Alexie, author of "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."