Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Battlestar Galactica - SFX Magazine: Nicki Clyne Interview

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Tuesday February 10, 2009

Interview with Battlestar Galactica's Cally

She's one of the many Battlestar characters to contemplate suicide, and one of the few to actually get spat out of an airlock: SFX spoke to the lovely Nicki Clyne about her character Cally Tyrol when we caught up with her at Starfury's Battlestar convention in December.

Most of this interview will be appearing in our amazing Battlestar Galactica-themed special issue, on sale Wednesday 4 March with posters and gifts! But we thought you might like this snippet as a little treat to get you in the mood.

A brief excerpt:

... SFX: Everybody says Galactica was a great set to work on. How true is that really?
Clyne: "I begin to feel cheesy at times because we're all saying the same thing about how great the show is and how wonderful it is to work with everyone on the show, but it's absolutely true! We do really care about each other, and I think that's what got us through even - even though there were times when there were conflicts. It's not like we were in a fantasyland. We had real life conflicts, and people had struggles they took out on other people, whatever it may be that happens in any work or team environment."

"I think because there was such a strong vision that everyone involved was there to uphold, all the petty things just weren't important, and everyone who worked on the show really had an understanding of what we were expressing and how important it was to have an integrity in that aspect. So I think that's really what got us through. If it was a different show but all the same people, it may not have been true. I think it's a combination of finding really amazing people and talented and gifted and skilled, along with the fact that the writing, the producing, the directing was top-notch."

It's Vancouver-born Nicki Clyne's 26th birthday tomorrow, fact fans. Check out her blog when you get five minutes. And don't forget to watch Battlestar Galactica on Sky1 tonight, UK viewers!

Stargate Atlantis - Home Media Magazine: MGM Recruits Fans for ‘Stargate’ Cover

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MGM Recruits Fans for ‘Stargate’ Cover

By John Latchem | Posted: 10 Feb 2009

MGM Home Entertainment is giving fans a chance to design the cover art for an upcoming “Stargate Atlantis” best-of compilation to be released on Blu-ray Disc.

Through Feb. 28, fans can visit www.StargateHub.com to upload their own art or work with provided templates. The top designs will be selected by the “Stargate Atlantis” producers, with the winner announced in April and showcased on the Blu-ray release this summer.

... MGM packaged media is distributed by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Fringe - Video: Blast Magazine Interviews Joshua Jackson

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VIDEO: Joshua Jackson talks “Fringe”

By Terri Schwartz

NEW YORK — For fear of mangling all the super-scientific terms and ideas behind J.J. Abrams’ “Fringe,” here is our interview with Joshua Jackson from New York Comic Con for your own viewing pleasure:

Dollhouse - Video: What Everybody Wants

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Dollhouse - What Everybody Wants

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Every life and every skill.

Dollhouse premieres premieres Friday, February 13 at 9:01pm on FOX. The series stars Eliza Dushku, Amy Acker, Reed Diamond, Enver Gjokaj, Fran Kranz, Dichen Lachman, Harry Lennix, Tahmoh Penikett and Olivia Williams.

Padalecki / Boreanaz / Dushku - Guest on TV Talk Shows

Courtesy of the Late Night TV Page:

Please check with your local listings for the times for all these TV Talk Shows.

Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) is scheduled to appear on the Bonnie Hunt Show (syndicated) on February 10 - Yikes! Today!.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is scheduled to appear on Tavis Smiley on PBS on Friday, February 13.

Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse) is scheduled to appear on Late Night With Conan O'Brien on Thursday, February 16 on NBC. Also Live With Regis And Kelly (syndicated) on the 12th.

David Boreanaz (Bones, Angel) is currently scheduled to appear on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday, February 16 on CBS.

Jensen Ackles (Supernatural) appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live is repeated on Monday, February 16 on ABC.

Burn Notice - CinemaSpy: Exclusive Interview - Gabrielle Anwar

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Interview: Gabrielle Anwar

The British charmer talks about her gun-toting status on 'Burn Notice'

By Blaine Kyllo | Sunday, February 8, 2009

She’s petite, she’s beautiful, and on Burn Notice, Gabrielle Anwar plays things tough as nails.

As Fiona Glenanne, an Irish expat with ties to the IRA, Anwar is more comfortable with a gun in her hand than a purse. She advises using a golf club rather than a bat for beating up on gangsters because they can be made to move faster.

It’s a bit of a departure for Anwar, who broke out in Scent of a Woman, which also starred Al Pacino and Chris O’Donnell, but the actress seems to relish her role as a tough, no-nonsense woman.

Burn Notice, which has been picked up for a third season of 16 episodes on USA, stars Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Westen, a former operative who has been functionally exiled in Miami and is trying to figure out who burned his career. Fiona Glenanne is a former girlfriend whom Westen came to know while on assignment in Ireland.

The specifics of the relationship between Michael and Fiona are ever vague, but the sexual and emotional tension between the two is palpable.

The third wheel is Sam Axe, played by Bruce Campbell, formerly a Navy Seal. Together, the trio work to help the little people who have been taken advantage of, all the while trying to help Michael restore his reputation.

A brief excerpt:

...Question: When we talk to a lot of actors and actresses they sometimes are fearful of couples getting together or not getting together, thinking about what ramifications it might have on the length or the life of the series. Do you want to see them get together? Do you want to see them stay apart? How do you want to see this relationship play out?
Gabrielle Anwar: I have to agree. I think there’s a certain amount of tension that is inevitable when a relationship isn’t really predictable. Obviously, Michael and Fiona have consummated their affection for one another. I think that the likelihood of their hooking up in a conventional manner with an engagement or a marriage or something, it’s just not in their cards. I don’t think it would appeal to either of them actually. They’re out of the box.

So I don’t think that would be an issue as far as . . . just not have any kind of predictability. I find that much more intriguing. When you start taking someone for granted in real life or in make-believe it loses a sense of passion, particularly in my eyes.

Medium - Video: 'Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Medium's 'Things to Do in Phoenix When You're Dead,' starring Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark and Jake Weber. Guest cast includes Emily Bergl, Sam Trammell, Lucas Till, Amy Hill, Paul Bartholomew, Madison Carabello and Charlie McDermott.

Allison tries desperately to find a ghost who is witness to a murder.

Battlestar Galactica - Publicity Stills - 'No Exit'

Battlestar Galactica's 'No Exit' airs Friday, February 13 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

And don't forget the season four mini-marathon scheduled also on the 13th from 8am through 4pm.

Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell)

Tory Foster (Rehka Sharma), Galen Tyrol (Aaron Douglas) and Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan)

Dr. Gerard (John Hodgman)

Bill Adama (Edward James Olmos) and Tyrol


Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber)

And this publicity photo of Kate Vernon as Ellen Tigh ...

Dollhouse - Zap2It: Tahmoh Penikett Interview

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'Dollhouse' Week: An interview with Tahmoh Penikett

Welcome to Dollhouse Week. Over the next few days we'll feature a variety of posts about Joss Whedon's new FOX series, which stars Eliza Dushku as a young "doll," someone who can be implanted with any personality or skill set and hired out for missions, only to have her memory wiped and returned to a childlike state when the task is done. First up: Tahmoh Penikett, who plays an FBI agent investigating the highly illegal and seemingly mythical Dollhouse.

... Have there been any big surprises as you've gotten to know your character better?
Not huge surprises, but it's interesting thinking about the direction I got from Joss in some of the first episodes -- I was a little confused. But it's funny, coming full circle six episodes later, I completely understand why. The man's juggling a lot of things -- I'm obviously not privy to the long storyline, and he didn't always have the opportunity to share all that with me. But it was good to kind of question some of the directions and choices he was making for my character in the very beginning and seeing it make sense some episodes later.

Heroes - Video: 'Trust and Blood'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Heroes' 'Trust and Blood,' starring Jack Coleman, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Cristine Rose and Milo Ventimiglia. Guest stars include Ashley Crow, Brea Grant, Ntare Mwine, Julia Campbell, Shauntay Hinton, Zeljko Ivanek, Jonny Siew and Chad Faust.

In the aftermath of the plane crash, the Hunter's tactics sow the seeds of war.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: Battlestar Best Quote: Harbinger of Death

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Battlestar Galactica - Battlestar Best Quote: Harbinger of Death

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The Cylon Hybrid tells Kara what every woman wants to hear.

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: 'The Greater Good'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, House's 'The Greater Good,' starring Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jennifer Morrison, Peter Jacobson, Kal Penn and Olivia Wilde. Guest stars include Judith Scott, Jennifer Crystal and David Purdham.

House and the team take on the case of a woman who collapsed in the middle of a cooking class, and they soon learn she is a highly-renowned cancer researcher.

Stargate SG-1 - Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for February 9, 2009:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. It's color coded at Joe's blog to help maintain continuity.)

Stargate SG-1 season ten cast photo courtesy of GateWorld

February 9, 2009: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

So during SG-1’s final season, I came up with an outline for a time travel episode. And not your typical time-travel episode either. Building on a notion Paul [Mullie] once pitched out, I built a story on the idea of the team triggering an accident with the time-traveling puddle jumper (last scene in Good To Be King) which ends up landing them in three separate timelines: past, present, and future. As the story progresses, past events influence the present, shaping the future but both the present and future inevitably shape what has come before as well. Anyway, I had a lot of fun ideas of how the different timelines could affect each other and, rather than pitch it out verbally and risk confusing everyone, I decided to spell it all out in a color-coded outline ... that ended up confusing everyone. Hell, re-reading the thing today, there are elements that leave me confused. But, trust me - at the time, it all made perfect sense.

And so, today, I present to you a story idea that didn’t make the cut, in all of its detailed, multi-colored glory. If nothing else, consider it a fine example of a working outline. Or, better yet, consider it a fine example of a headache-inducing outline that, in the end, failed to win anyone over. Complex, yes. Confusing, you bet. But colorful like nobody’s business!

The Dresden Files - Turn Coat sample chapter time!

From a Jim Butcher web site announcement:

The first of five "Turn Coat" sample chapters were posted February 11th. We'll be posting new chapters of "Turn Coat," one new chapter every Tuesday, for the next five weeks.

Find them here.

"Turn Coat" arrives April 7th. Pre-order it in hardcover from Amazon.com, or in or audio format, or through the Jim-Butcher.com store.

Discuss the sample chapters with other fans on the Jim Butcher forum.

Coraline - SciFi Wire: Video Interview with Coraline Creators

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SCI FI Wire - Coraline

Web Exclusive|04:07|

SCI FI Wire talks to the creators of "Coraline."

Includes author Neil Gaiman, director Henry Selick, Dakota Fanning and Teri Hatcher.