Sunday, January 11, 2009

Stargate SG1 - GateWorld: Video AND Audio Interview: Ben Browder

At GateWorld:


GateWorld talks with Ben Browder

Ben Browder counts himself a lucky man. While his work has afforded him opportunities most people won't get in their lifetimes -- such as traveling to the Arctic -- Ben has found himself in a position where he can still go home every night to be with those he loves. GateWorld got the chance to sit down once again with the actor behind Colonel Cameron Mitchell to hear about what's currently going on in his world.

In addition to Stargate, Ben updates us on Going Homer, his story recently bought by the SCI FI Channel, as well as the status of the Farscape webisodes. We discuss filming in the Arctic for Continuum, his personal journey as an actor, and growing older.

GateWorld's interview with Ben runs approximately 41 minutes, and is available in video, audio, and transcript form [six pages at the link above]! The video version requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher, and is also available in Flash format at GateWorld Play.

For the audio version you can listen online at your leisure, or download it to your MP3 player.

Ben Browder Interview Photo Gallery:

A brief excerpt:

GW: You're a writer. You're not just an actor. Do you find yourself frustrated with this business? Or do you actually enjoy all the hoops that you have to go through in order to get a product on air?
BB: I couldn't say that I enjoy all the hoops. But it is what it is. You make peace with that as you go through. To be frustrated by it is silly, because you would drive yourself to despair. I don't have to be happy with it on a day-to-day basis. There are certainly days which are frustrating. But everybody has those frustrations.

It doesn't matter what job you're in. Most people don't have this incredible linear journey which is on an upward slope for their whole life. The economy does it. Life does it. It's just part of it. But I don't know that I would choose anything else.

Stargate / Sanctuary / Battlestar Galactica / Farscape - SFX Magazine Issue # 179 - February 2009

At SFX Magazine:

(Please follow the link for the complete Table of Contents.)

Latest issue

SFX 179 – February 2009

On sale Wednesday 14 January 2009


Did you resolve to do more reading this year? Get off to a good start with a free Buffy or Star Trek tie-in novel! Pick up your copy of SFX179 from any participating Sainsbury's store and you'll get a random book bagged with the magazine!


We talk to star Hugh Jackman and producer Lauren Shuler Donner about X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as well as creator John Romita Sr about creating the iconic mutant.


We thought it could go no bigger, but it has! Our 10-page TV reviews section includes our verdicts on Demons, Apparitions and Survivors, as well as the season finale of True Blood and continuations of Chuck, Heroes, Pushing Daisies and Sanctuary (and more!).

We go behind the scenes on the final part of Battlestar's final season and talk to the cast and crew about bringing one of SF TV's finest shows to a close.

Another season of feel-good spy-fi is coming soon! We reveal all about the return of Chuck.

Remember that Pilot on BBC3 that we all really liked? We've got the lowdown on the upcoming series!


Never mind that Twilight bobbins, this is where you want to be looking for your cool and sexy vampires.

We put your questions to the wondrous Claudia Black! Just what is her idea of a perfect sandwich...?

Keeping with the Claudia Black theme, we look back on Farscape.

You dance when they play the theme song in clubs, we know you do. We discuss what makes Ghostbusters such a classic!

We reflect on the Harryhausen adaptation of the Greek myth of Perseus, Clash Of The Titans.

We love Michael Ironside really, but he's not above being mocked in the name of a regular mag feature!

We talk to Demons and Survivors star Zoe Tapper, fantasy author Kristin Cashore chats to us about her craft, and with the new season of Lost just around the corner, Naveen Andrews tells all about being Sayid ...

Stargate SG-1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes week Jan 12 '09

From's schedulebot, the Stargate SG-1 6pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of January 12, 2009 on the SciFi Channel (US):

1/12/2009 (SEASON 7) CHIMERA

1/13/2009 (SEASON 7) DEATH KNELL

1/14/2009 (SEASON 7) HEROES - PT 1

1/15/2009 (SEASON 7) HEROES - PT 2

Photos courtesy of GateWorld.

Crusoe - Video: 'Smoke and Mirrors'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Crusoe's 'Smoke and Mirrors,' starring Philip Winchester, Tongai Arnold Chirisa, Sam Neill, and Anna Walton. Guest stars include Joaquim de Almeida, William Cooke, Mía Maestro and Harriet Rogers.

Crusoe and Friday find a survivor on the island -- one with a sadistic madness.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Robert Picardo is ‘Sensored’

At GateWorld:

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

Robert Picardo is ‘Sensored’

Saturday, January 10 (ACTORS)

"Richard Woolsey" actor tells GateWorld about current projects, and comments on "Star Trek XI."

Stargate Atlantis - NEW Behind The Scenes Photos - 'Enemy at the Gate'

At Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for January 10, 2009:

(Please follow the link to view the NEW behind-the-scenes photos from Stargate Atlantis' 'Enemy at the Gate' in their original format.)

Stargate Atlantis cast - Jewel Staite, David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, Joe Flanigan, Jason Momoa, Sharon Taylor, Robert Picardo and Paul McGillion

January 10, 2009: Finale

Even though last night’s episode marked the official end of Stargate: Atlantis, the series, it really ended for many of us several months ago when the sets went dark for the last time. Yes, it was a wonderful ride and, yes, there is a movie (and possibly more) to look forward to, but that made it no less difficult to say goodbye to the people I worked with and the characters I wrote for these many years. I’d be lying if I said it was always fun because, at times, it was tough and stressful and frustrating and, truth be told, there are some elements I definitely won’t miss but, for the most part, I regret the show had to conclude with its fifth season.

When we were breaking Enemy at the Gate, we saw it as a very special episode, not because it would be our series finale (at the time, we were somewhat optimistic that we would get that sixth season pick-up), but because it was going to be our 100th episode. For that reason, it turned out to be a little different from past finales, less a cliffhanger and more of a coming full-circle that featured the star of the series: the city of Atlantis. It was also intended to be the launching point for a very interesting early season 6 scenario: With Atlantis back on Earth, why the hell would the I.O.A. ever let it go? And if it remained, which, by all indications seemed likely, what would become of its occupants, especially Ronon and Teyla? Also, with a permanent station in the Milky Way, wouldn‘t Atlantis, logically, cease to be a launch point for gate travel and, instead, become a research center for Ancient technology? Well, I guess you’ll never know the answer to these questions…

IF you don’t check out the Stargate: Atlantis movie that goes into production later this year, that is. But since, I suspect, most of you will, then you’ll have your answers in good time.

So, looking back over the show’s five year run, certain moments and scenes do stand out for me: McKay delivering Teyla’s baby in Search and Rescue, Ronon coming down from the wraith enzyme in Broken Ties, McKay locking lips with Beckett in Duet, the big space battle over the replicator homeworld in Be All My Sins Remember’d, the wraith making himself up to Marilyn Manson in Vegas, Michael discovering his true identity in Michael, Teyla dispatching of Michael in The Prodigal, Ronon and Todd going down fighting side by side in The Last Man, Beckett’s goodbye fade at the end of Sunday, the wraith assault on Atlantis in Siege II, Todd changing the script by killing the other queen in The Queen - to name a few.

What about all of you? If you had to narrow it down to three scenes or moments, which would be your favorites?

Leverage - Video: Gina Bellman Interview

At Amazon's Armchair Commentary:

Interview: Gina Bellman from "Leverage"

by Leah Weathersby on January 09, 2009

Love heists, ragtag bands of characters, and good guys who don't play by the rules? The new TNT show Leverage may be for you. Timothy Hutton is modern-day Robin Hood Nathan Ford, who steals from corporate types and gives to those in need. Gina Bellman (Jane to Coupling fans) plays con woman Sophie Devereaux--one of Nate's partners in crime. Check out our interview [at the link above]. --Leah