Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: GateWorld Podcast: Episode #22

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GateWorld Podcast: Episode #22


Darren and David discuss last week's new episode of Stargate Atlantis, "Infection."

Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

The final season of Stargate Atlantis is in its home stretch, and in this week's podcast GateWorld's Darren and David discuss last Friday's new episode, "Infection." Did it manage to rise above the crowd? We'll talk about Todd, the Wraith hive ship, Dr. Keller, Sheppard's dark side, and much more.

Also this week we'll recap the latest Stargate news and site features, plus lots of listener mail on those storylines fans would like to see wrapped up before Atlantis concludes.

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi.com: Video: Sneak Peek 1 & 2

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BSG Sneak Peek (1)

Season 4.5

Check out this exclusive sneak peek at Season 4.5 of Battlestar Galactica, premiering Friday, January 16th on SCI FI.


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BSG Sneak Peek (2)

Season 4.5

Check out another exclusive sneak peek at Season 4.5 of Battlestar Galactica, premiering Friday, January 16th on SCI FI.

Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Galaxy: Kate Hewlett Interview

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Kate Hewlett Interview

The very talented Kate Hewlett, who played Rodney McKay's sister on Atlantis, and is, in fact David Hewlett's sister in real life, kindly agreed to share a bit about herself in the following interview. Thanks to everyone who sent in questions for Kate.

A brief excerpt:

What is the most challenging aspect of being a female actor?
Kate Hewlett: For me, the most difficult part is the focus on my appearance. I honestly don't understand why acting and modeling have become the same job. I have been told repeatedly that I am too overweight and I don't understand that. Too overweight for what? Too overweight to act? Why? I am healthy, I am happy, I am fit -- why would people want me to change all that so that I can play a 'normal' person on TV? I am not going out to play 'the hot girl'. I AM NORMAL! Why do I need to be skinny in order to be normal? It just doesn't make
any sense to me.

The challenge is to stay strong in who you are and not lose weight just because people ask you to. It will never be enough, and you will lose yourself in the process. I read an interview with America Ferrera recently and I found her really inspiring. She is a smart cookie (and
a ridiculously talented actor.)

Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Video: Episode Trailer - 'Identity'

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0:30 3.17MB

Tune into Sci Fi Fridays at 9/8c for all new episodes of Stargate Atlantis. This week: "Identity"

Guest starring Paul McGillion as Dr. Carson Beckett and Dawn Olivieri as Neeva.

Stargate Atlantis - Jewel Staite - Visimag: Hollywood Hotline - Firefly Convention

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SUBJECT: Firefly/Serenity Convention

Science Fiction fans are the most loyal in the world; they’ll even come out to cheer on the stars of a TV series, Firefly, that only lasted two seasons, ending in 2003, and its critically-acclaimed subsequent 2004 movie, Serenity, that didn’t bring in enough box office revenue to qualify for a sequel. But to hear the audience who packed into a room at the Marriot Hotel in Burbank, California, burst into applause when members of the cast came on stage, you’d think it was the highest-rated show on TV now.

... Jewel Staite, who played Kaylee, the ship’s mechanic, followed Glass on stage. She immediately sat in the director’s chair provided for her, and seemed very relaxed as she spoke with the fans about Firefly, Serenity and her current stint as Dr Keller on Stargate Atlantis, in which she has blond hair. “I’m in a blond phase now,” she acknowledged. “I haven’t seen my real hair color in a very long time. I liked Kaylee with brown hair, it just felt right as she was earthy.”

When the series ended, Staite admitted that she took the ‘Kaylee’s Room’ door sign home with her. “Nathan [Fillion] took everything else – I’m not joking. I was concerned; I thought he was playing Firefly at home by himself. He actually gave me Alliance money once, and I told him, ‘It’s not real money you know!’”

Heroes - Video: 'Our Father'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Our Father,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, Milo Ventimiglia, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Cristine Rose. Guest stars include Chad Faust, Ashley Crow, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Takei, Robert Forster, Edward Carnevale, James D. Dever, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Blake Shields and Tamlyn Tomita.

Claire and Hiro change the course of the catalyst 16 years ago, while Nathan experiments with it in the present.

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'Alpine Fields'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'Alpine Fields,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Fay Wolf, Shirley Manson, Stephanie Jacobsen, Richard T. Jones and Leven Rambin. Guest stars include Marcus Collins, Rebecca Creskoff, Oren Dayan, Garret Dillahunt, Haley Hudson, Carlos Jacott, Samantha Krutzfeldt, Ray Laska and Yolanda Lloyd Delgado.

Sarah and Cameron work to save a family from the list who have a connection to Derek in the future.

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Wire: Video: Battlestar Catch-Up Teaser!

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12:00 AM, 09-DECEMBER-08

Battlestar Catch-Up Teaser!

Catch the frak up!

Confused about where SCI FI Channel's Battlestar Galactica has been and where it left off?

Watch this 13-minute recap of everything BSG, leading up to the premiere of the final episodes, starting at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Jan. 16, 2009.

Chuck - Video: 'Chuck: Chuck Versus the Delorean'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Chuck's 'Chuck: Chuck Versus the Delorean,' starring Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster and Adam Baldwin. Guest stars include Julia Ling, Vik Sahay, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Scott Krinsky, Anthony Azizi, Debbie Campbell and Bonita Friedericy.

Sarah's con-artist dad demonstrates the art of the scam -- spy style.

Stargate SG-1 - Christopher Judge - Ventura County Star: Judge Family Befriends Student

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Oaks Christian's Jordan Morrison is motivated to succeed

Thankful odyssey

By David Lassen (Contact)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Jordan Morrison has followed a hard path to a good place, and he vows to make the most of the journey.

Virtually left to make his own way in the world since his freshman year of high school in Canada, Morrison has, with the help of a remarkable commitment from a local family, emerged as an extraordinary success story at Oaks Christian School, one reaching far beyond his success this year for the Lions football team.

... Football proved vital in another way: Through it, he came to know the family of Mount Douglas teammate Chris Judge, whose mother, Margaret, had begun working on a documentary film following the members of Mount Douglas' football team.

... But after that school year, with Chris' father, actor and former University of Oregon football player Christopher Judge, having completed filming of the "Stargate" TV series, the family moved to Southern California. Morrison stayed behind, moving in with his mother, who was then out of the hospital, but coming south for a short summertime visit after the family settled in Oak Park and Chris had enrolled at Oaks Christian.

"They had come down here in June," says Morrison. "They had me come down and visit for a week in July. Right away when I was here, I fell in love with Oaks. I knew I wanted to go here, but I didn't think that would ever happen."

As it turned out, his mother's respite was short-lived, and early in his junior year, Morrison again found himself facing the prospect of hopscotching from place to place — which is when the Judges again stepped forward.

"Christopher came to me," recalls Margaret Judge, " like a month and said, ‘I want you to go to the school; I want you to see if we can get Jordan into the school.' I said, ‘It's not that easy! It's like the end of October. How do we do this?' "

By the end of that day, she says, her son had gone to the Oaks Christian admissions office, found out what the school would need to admit Jordan, and contacted Mount Douglas High to get his friend's transcripts. And Margaret called Morrison and told him they wanted him to come to California.

"When she said that," Morrison recalls, "I was like, ‘Wow.' I thought back to that week I visited here and said, ‘That's where I want to be.' I couldn't think of anywhere better in the world for me to be living right now."

For that week and, for five or six days before they got me here, I was like, when I can get my tickets? When can I get down here?"

"This is one of those great, really-makes-you-feel-good stories," says Oaks Christian athletic director Jan Hethcock. "The team embraced him, the school embraced him, the Judges obviously embraced him, and he has fit in absolutely wonderfully. He's going to get a tremendous education and get to play football in the Ivy League. It doesn't get a whole lot better than that."

Except, maybe, for the degree to which Morrison appreciates the chance he received from the Judges.
"I don't know what made them make the decision to say, ‘Come live with us permanently,' " Morrison says. "But they're great people and they've made huge sacrifices for me to be able to do something I always wanted to do.

"One of the reasons I feel that I have to be as successful as I can is so I can give back to them after I get out of college."

Battlestar Galactica - SciFi.com: NEW Webisodes begin Dec. 12 '08!

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A 10 Part Online Series


Grace Park and Alessandro Juliani

Tune in Friday December 12 at noon EST.

The mission continues with all new action in 10 exclusive webisodes of Battlestar Galactica. "Face Of The Enemy," picks up where Season Four of the series ended. Lieutenant Gaeta is sent off in a raptor with a handful of strangers when one of them mysteriously dies. The psychological human vs. Cylon struggle ensues in the restrictive confines of a raptor as everyone is a suspect and paranoia sets in among the group. One by one more passengers die under puzzling circumstances and those remaining must ask themselves if a Cylon is responsible for the deaths, or if it is one of their own — a human.


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12:00 AM, 09-DECEMBER-08

New Battlestar Webisodes!

SCIFI.COM announced the launch of a new 10-part series of Battlestar Galactica webisodes, "The Face of the Enemy," starting Dec. 12 at noon ET.

Two webisodes will debut weekly, leading up to the on-air return of the series on Jan. 16, 2009.

Each of the three- to four-minute chapters will complement and enhance the action broadcast on SCI FI and give viewers more insight into characters and events from the fourth and final season.

"The Face of the Enemy" follows the action and suspense inside a stranded Raptor carrying a group of passengers, including Lt. Felix Gaeta (Alessandro Juliani) and a Number 8 Cylon (Grace Park). When passengers suddenly start dying in alarming ways, fear, panic and chaos erupt within the confines of the small ship as suspicion grows that there is a killer among them. Michael Hogan (Col. Tigh) and Brad Dryborough (Lt. Hoshi) also star.

"The Face of the Enemy" is written by Jane Espenson and Seamus Kevin Fahey and is produced by Universal Cable Productions.

The full schedule: Dec. 12: Chapter 1; Dec. 15: Chapter 2; Dec. 17: Chapter 3; Dec. 22: Chapter 4; Dec. 24: Chapter 5; Dec. 29: Chapter 6; Dec. 31: Chapter 7; Jan. 5: Chapter 8; Jan. 7: Chapter 9; and Jan. 12: Chapter 10.