Thursday, January 1, 2009

Stargate Atlantis - Reading Eagle: Tune in Tonight: Fri Jan 2 '09

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TUNE IN TONIGHT: On 'Stargate,' a murderer runs amok in Sin City

By Kevin McDonough
United Feature Syndicate

"Stargate Atlantis" (9 p.m., Sci Fi, TV-14) enters it second-to-last hour with a tale of a vicious killer run amok in America's gambling Mecca. The slogan "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," never seemed more apt.

After a series of brutal murders that leave the victims desiccated husks, Detective John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) is at his wits' end.

Those wits get twisted further after he's taken to Area 51, where he gets a tutorial in the real source of the killings - a renegade Wraith who crash-landed on Earth and who has since gone on a killing spree (for energy).

He's also plying the poker tables of Las Vegas to earn the money to concoct a device capable of phoning home to the Pegasus Galaxy, a toll call with ominous implications for the planet.

For casual fans of the show and of sci-fi in general, the hour's highlight has to be moment when the Wraith, disguised as a deranged punk biker, insinuates himself into a mobster's poker game, featuring "Sopranos" stars Steve Schirripa and Frank Vincent.

Filled with menace and dry humor, the scene makes you wonder if there is a future in a "Mafia vs. the Aliens" movie genre.

Stargate Atlantis - 'Vegas' - The Rolling Stones Play Atlantis


The Rolling Stones Play Atlantis

Tune in to Atlantis to hear the infamous Rolling Stones track "Sympathy for the Devil."

Stargate Atlantis' 'Vegas' airs Friday, January 2 '09 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Also included in this episode are Johnny Cash's Solitary Man and Marilyn Manson's Beautiful People. Guest stars include Neil Jackson, David Nykl and Christopher Heyerdahl.

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: 'The Wannabe in the Weeds'

Courtesy of HULU, from Bones' third season, 'The Wannabe in the Weeds,' starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, Tamara Taylor, T.J. Thyne and John Francis Daley. Guest stars include Jennifer Hasty, Corbin Allred, Kent Faulcon and Ethan Phillips.

Brennan and Booth probe the murder of an aspiring young singer whose body was discovered on a rural roadside.

Sliders - Video: 'Fever'

Courtesy of HULU, Slider's 'Fever,' starring Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, Cleavant Derricks and John Rhys-Davies. Guest stars include Ken Pogue, Allison Hossack, Yee Jee Tso, Marie Stillin, Dean Haglund, and Garvin Cross.

The sliders race to find the cure for a deadly plague that is consuming the inhabitants of that dimension.

Kate Hewlett - NOW Toronto: Human's Anonymous

At NOW Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada):

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HUMANS ANONYMOUS by Kate Hewlett, directed by Andrew Hachey (Anonymous Co-op). Factory Mainspace beginning January 8.

Humans Anonymous

The Next best things

Jon Kaplan

What if the man of your dreams turns out to be a woman?

That’s the surprising discovery for Ellen, the central character in Kate Hewlett’s Humans Anonymous.

She meets Smartypants17 on a non-gender-specific online dating service, and when she finally receives a signed email, the name at the bottom’s Lenny. Oops – the sender was bright chatterbox Jenny, who accidentally misspelled her name.

“Ellen’s never considered the possibility of being with a woman, and their meeting is disastrous,” says Hewlett, who premiered Humans Anonymous in the 2006 Fringe and followed it with last year’s hit The Swearing Jar ...


Fringe of Toronto Theater Festival