Friday, January 2, 2009

Michael Shanks - Video: 24: '3:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.'

Courtesy of HULU, 24's '3:00 A.M. - 4:00 A.M.,' starring Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Peter MacNicol, Jayne Atkinson, Carlo Rota, Marisol Nichols, Powers Boothe and James Cromwell. Guest stars include Evan Ellingson, Nick Jameson, Tzi Ma, Kari Matchett, Rena Sofer and Michael Shanks.

As the climactic conclusion to “Day Six” nears, the Administration copes with a compromising situation as Jack Bauer stops at nothing to get what he wants and to protect the country from an international incident that could change the world forever.

Michael Shanks - Video: 24: '2:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.'

Courtesy of HULU, 24's '2:00 A.M. - 3:00 A.M.,' starring Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Peter MacNicol, Carlo Rota, Eric Balfour, Marisol Nichols, Powers Boothe and James Cromwell. Guest stars include Evan Ellingson, Tzi Ma, Kari Matchett, Rena Sofer and Michael Shanks.

As the clock ticks closer to the “Day Six” finale, Jack Bauer reels from the recent developments involving Audrey Raines while CTU stresses over the international significance of the threatening state of affairs.

Stargate - Brad Wright Answers Your Questions

At Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for January 2, 2009:

(Please follow the link for the complete LENGTHY blog update. Photos of Brad, Paul Mullie, Martin Wood and Carl Binder [and more] at the site.)

January 2, 2009: Brad Wright Answers Your Questions

Today, rather than regale you with an elaborate account of how my mother made me apply her hairdryer to the sliding back door in an effort to melt the ice that had frozen it shut so that she could clear the kitchen of hot pepper fumes and oil, I'm turning this entry over
to Brad Wright and his long-awaited Q&A session.

Now those of you who only come here for my hilarious responses to email spam and cute doggy pics could be excused for not knowing that Brad Wright co-created Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis, and the upcoming Stargate: Universe, has acted as an Executive Producer and Showrunner on all three, written a mind-staggering number of episodes for the Stargate franchise (many of them significant and uncredited rewrites) and, perhaps most importantly, has through his generosity and infinite patience, shepherded countless eager up-and-comers through the challenging, sometimes tricky, occasionally baffling world of television production (myself among them). His writing/producing credits have included work on The Black Stallion, Neon Rider, The Outer Limits, and, of course, the following Q&A…

... Laura writes: "When you first pitched Stargate, did you every dream that it would last for 10 seasons, still continue on in movie format, and create 2 spin off series? Or, what were you initial expectations of the SG-1?"
BW: I knew we would be making 44 episodes, which was as much as I dared imagine at the time. 10 years? No. In fact, if you'd told me it would have gone that long, I would have told you I wouldn't still be here. But it's still fun, so I am.

... Jeff B. writes: "While I'm sure you're terribly busy with all things SGU at the moment, could you please give us an update as to where exactly things are with regard to the third Stargate movie?"
BW: We're making a movie. Carl Binder and I are co-writing the script. Martin [Wood] will direct. If you have a good title, let me know.

... "My question to you is, how committed are you to the movie making of SGA? If committed, how many movies are we talking if each does well, infinite?"
BW: There are so many deals that have to be in place each time, it's impossible to predict. It also depends on the success of the first one. MGM was talking about more SG-1 movies as soon as the first did well.

... FargateOne writes: "1. TV is a business. Do a space show costs a lot more than vampires, paranormal or angels stories. Is it correct to say that MGM wanted to invest money in only one space show and finally, planets were aligned to put money in SGU since Farscape ended, Star Trek ended, Firefly ended, Battlestar Galactica ended etc.? 2.This one is more a wish than a question (maybe too early to ask) but, do you have plans for Claudia Black or Ben Browder in Stargate Universe?"
BW: Yes, to the first question and no to the second.

... Platschu writes: ... "6. Can we expect new shooting locations in Universe? Or will there be more CGI created world or maybe digital sets?"
BW: Yes, and yes. We're scouting in the desert of New Mexico as I write this sentence.

... TheTrueMole writes: "Are you going to bother to produce a full length opening sequence and have SciFi cut it down later, or just stick to a 3 second title screen from the get-go?"
BW: We are planning a third option.

... Aboleyn24 writes: "The Shrine will always be one of my all time favorite episodes. For me the best scenes in SGA are the small character driven ones. That is why I love Sunday as well. The scenes between Sheppard and Rodney stand out above all else, especially the pier scene, a perfect balance of heart and humor."
BW: The pier scene was why I wanted to write the episode.

... Libkat writes: "Rumors persist that you aren't a big fan of Vala as a character. Will Claudia Black continue to have a place in the SG1 movie universe? I adore the way Vala kept the snarky side of Daniel Jackson alive after RDA left the show and CB and MS have terrific chemistry."
BW: I thought Claudia was terrific in Continuum, but Vala won't be returning in the third movie.

... Enzo Aquarius writes: "A totally out-of-the-blue question, has there been thoughts of including SG-1 characters in the pilot for Continuum? Such as how Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks were in Atlantis' pilot?"
BW: Mmmmaybe.

Janina Gavankar - Guest Stars in NCIS Tue Jan 6 '09

From Janina Gavankar's Twitter site:

Set ur tivo for my NCIS ep! CBS tues jan 6th 8pm. aka "the Women in Prison ep"! w00t!


NCIS airs on CBS (please check your local listings for the time) on Tuesday, January 6 '09. The episode is 'Caged,' and stars Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Rocky Carroll and David McCallum. Other guest stars include Jon Huertas, Stephanie Niznik, Rebekah Brandes, Kyle Searles, Channon Roe, Joel Shock, Tonya Cornelisse and Joy Christie Di Cresce.

Stargate Atlantis / Sanctuary- Yahoo! TV: Tonight's Picks Friday Jan 2 '09

At Yahoo! TV:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)


Stargate: Atlantis

Friday at 9pm on SciFi

Viva Las Vegas! On the second to last episode of the series, a parallel world is torn open and no one is what they seem as Detective John Sheppard attempts to solve a string of unusual murders in Sin City.

... Sanctuary (Sci Fi)

Friday at 10pm on SCI FI

On the first episode of a two-part season finale, when abnormals are subjected to an airborne biological agent, they launch a violent killing spree and declare an all-out war against humans. Could a mystery woman be the key to victory for one side?

Stargate Atlantis - TV Guide Online: TV Hot List Jan 2 09

At TV Guide Online:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Today's News: Our Take

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Jan. 2, 2009

by TV Guide News

Stargate Atlantis

9 pm/ET Sci Fi

Joe Flanigan trades his ace-pilot alter ego for that of a scruffy Sin City gumshoe on the trail of a killer who leaves mummy-like corpses in his wake. The alternate reality tale features cameos by Sopranos alums Steve Schirripa and Frank Vincent, an out-of-this-world makeover and a chilling link to next week's series' finale, proving that what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas.

— Michael Chant

Legend of the Seeker - Video: 'Listener'

Courtesy of HULU, Legend of the Seeker's 'Listener,' starring Bridget Regan, Craig Horner,
Jay Laga'aia, David de Lautour, Craig Parker and Bruce Spence.

Their deepest secrets threaten to tear apart Richard and Kahlan when they rescue a mind-reading child from the clutches of Darken Rahl's deadly troops.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: PREVIEW: 'Vegas'

At GateWorld:

(Please follow the link for the complete GateWorld article.)

PREVIEW: 'Vegas'


Stargate Atlantis - The Final Episodes

Find out about the new episode airing Friday at 9 p.m.!

A brief excerpt:

GateWorld is counting down the final five episodes of Stargate Atlantis, a series that over the past five years has helped to make the SCI FI Channel a top ten cable network.

After the holiday break, Atlantis returns this Friday with the first of its final two episodes. This week is the premiere of "Vegas," the nineteenth episode of the show's final season. In an alternate reality John Sheppard is not a member of the Atlantis expedition, but a detective in the city of Las Vegas. But when a very unusual serial killer turns up in his town, Sheppard is introduced to Rodney McKay and a world he never dreamed possible ...