Saturday, February 28, 2009

House - Video: Peter Jacobson Interview

Courtesy of TV Guide's Hollywood 411 and HULU:

Celebrity Interviews - House: Peter Jacobson


House star Peter Jacobson talks about joining a hit show in the middle, getting cool dad points for being on TV and looking up to Hugh Laurie, literally.

Stargate SG-1 - GateWorld Play: Video: The Phenomenon - Neil Denis (Ry'ac)

At GateWorld Play:

(Please follow the link to view the video in its original format.)

The Phenomenon - Neil Denis

The actor behind Teal'c's son Rya'c talks about meeting fans at conventions and what he believes is Stargate's enduring quality.

Eliza Dushku - Dollhouse - Video: 'Stage Fright'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Dollhouse's 'Stage Fright,' starring Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Tahmoh Penikett, Olivia Williams, Fran Kranz, Enver Gjokaj and Dichen Lachman. Guest stars include Amy Acker, Reed Diamond, Miracle Laurie, Kevin Kilner, Jim Piddock, Jaime Lee Kirchner, Graham Norris and Cloie Wyatt Taylor.

Echo goes undercover as a backup singer to protect a pop singer stalked by an obsessed fan.

Burn Notice - Cinema Blend: Jeffrey Donovan Interview

At Cinema Blend:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Interview: Jeffrey Donovan Talks Burn Notice

By Steve West

Jeffrey Donovan is the perfect guy as Michael Westen. Charming, capable, good hearted, and a bad ass. He’s the guy every other guy wants to be friends with, and most girls wish their guy could be. Hell, most guys are OK with their girl fawning all over this man. I mean, he made an X-ray machine in the trunk of a car. That has to put a person on some level of awesome beyond mortal man.

Jeffrey Donovan himself is just as charming as his fictional counterpart, and he’s gracious to boot. The success of Burn Notice hasn’t gone to his head. He realizes what a great opportunity it is, and as you can tell from the roundtable interview below he appreciates it all. Read on to hear Donovan talk about the season 2 finale of Burn Notice, as well as what we might expect as the show continues on.

A brief excerpt:

You’re headed to season 3, you’ve renegotiated your contract; did you ever expect that Burn Notice was going to become the success it has?
Jeffrey: You know, I don’t think anyone goes into projects thinking they’ll fail. I think we all believe that what we’re doing is going to be good. But more specifically with me and that mix we sat down and very pointedly said to each other we’re going to make a TV show that we would watch, that we would be interested in, not the networks, not the fans, not anybody, just us. What would we want to do because we have to do this for seven years; and that was the pilot.

And that it was received so well critically and that the fans, you know, started seeing us a couple million and has grown to over five million is just - it’s just icing on the cake of what we started with at the beginning which was pursue something you believe in with your entire heart in your craft and want to do that and only that and don’t you feed to well we’ll milk it down, we’ll water it down. Make what you want and see if it sticks.

And USA was so gracious to give us that room and let it grow and it’s been growing ever since.

Terminator - The Sarah Connor Chronicles - Video: 'Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep'

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Termimator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' 'Some Must Watch While Some Must Sleep,' starring Lena Headey, Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau, Brian Austin Green, Garret Dillahunt, Shirley Manson, Leven Rambin and Richard T. Jones. Guest stars include Michelle Arthur, Ned Bellamy, Julie Ann Emery, Manny Montana, Sashen Naicker, Theo Rossi and Mackenzie Brooke Smith.

Haunted by nightmares of the man she killed in the factory, Sarah checks in to a sleep clinic.

Stargate Atlantis - Videos: 'The Seed'

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU, Stargate Atlantis' 'The Seed,' starring Joe Flanigan, Rachel Luttrell, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Robert Picardo and David Hewlett. Guest stars include David Nykl, Paul McGillion, Linda Ko, Sharon Taylor and Annalise MacCulloch.

When a mysterious alien organism takes Dr. Keller as it's host, Beckett and the crew deseperately search for a serum to save her from the evolving intruder before it can infiltrate Atlantis.

Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Novels: Nightfall is launched

From a Fandemonium Books e-mail announcement:

Dear Stargate fan,

James Swallow
is back with another action-packed Stargate adventure — STARGATE ATLANTIS: Nightfall.

For more info

Well-known for his Warhammer and Star Trek books, James is also a huge Stargate fan. The theme of his latest book may be deception and lies, but the writing is as true to the characters as only a true fan of the show—and ├╝ber-author—can get.

James's previous Stargate novels are Stargate SG-1: Relativity and Stargate Atlantis: Halcyon and they have proven hugely popular with our fans.

From the back cover of Nightfall:

The rock of Aegis…

Deception and lies abound on the peaceful planet of Heruun, protected from the Wraith for generations by their mysterious guardian — the Aegis.

But with the planet falling victim to an incurable wasting sickness, and two of Colonel Sheppard’s team going missing, the secrets of the Aegis must be revealed. The shocking truth threatens to tear Herunn society apart, bringing down upon them the scourge of the Wraith. Yet even with a Hive ship poised to attack there is much more at stake than the fate of one small planet.

For the Aegis conceals a threat so catastrophic that the Atlantis team must risk everything to eliminate it from the Pegasus galaxy...

The book is available now from our website and soon from leading book stores in North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. To order your copy, visit

Upcoming books

*March 2009 - STARGATE ATLANTIS: Angelus by Peter Evans

Meanwhile, hope you continue to enjoy the books.

With very best wishes,
Tom and the rest of the STARGATE NOVELS team at Fandemonium Books


Author James Swallow live journal update on Nightfall.

Michael Shanks - Burn Notice - Video: 'Sins of Omission'

Courtesy of USA and HULU, Burn Notice's 'Sins of Omission,' starring Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell and Sharon Gless. Guest stars include Tricia Helfer, Jay Karnes, Dina Meyer and Michael Shanks.

A mysterious woman from Michael's past shows up at his loft with a plea: Help her retrieve her kidnapped son from a black market trader.

Stargate Atlantis - SFWA: Nebula Awards: Brad Wright Nominated for 'The Shrine'

At the SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America) site:

(Please follow the link for the complete list of nominees.)

Nebula Awards® 2008 Final Ballot

SFWA is proud to announce the nominees for the 2008 Nebula Awards. The awards will be presented at the 2009 Nebula Awards® Weekend, April 24-26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. For more information on the awards and the Nebulas Weekend, please see


The Dark Knight
- Nolan, Jonathan; Nolan, Christopher, Goyer, David S. (Warner Bros., Jul08)

WALL-E” Screenplay by Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Original story by Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter (Walt Disney June 2008)

The Shrine - Wright, Brad (Stargate Atlantis, Aug08)

Damian Lewis - Life - Video: 'Hit Me Baby'

Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Life's 'Hit Me Baby,' starring Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue and Adam Arkin. Guest stars include Erick Avari, April Eden, Chane't Johnson, Alison McAtee, Helen McCrory, Peter James Smith and Traci Ann Wolfe.

When Reese is called away for a possible FBI assignment, Crews teams up with Stark to find a killer who's deadly with everyday household items.

Sanctuary - Video: 'Fata Morgana'

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU, Sanctuary's 'Fata Morgana,' starring Amanda Tapping, Robin Dunne, Emilie Ullerup, Christopher Heyerdahl and Ryan Robbins. Guest stars include R. Nelson Brown, Peter Bryant, Leah Cairns, Chuck Campbell, Miranda Frigon, Kandyse McClure and Laura Mennell.

Magnus must bring a mysterious trio from Scotland to Sanctuary.

Battlestar Galactica - NEW Publicity Stills - 'Islanded in a Stream of Stars'

Battlestar Galactica's 'Islanded in a Stream of Stars,' airs Friday, March 6 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US). Guest stars include Curtis Caravaggio, Leela Savasta (reprising her role as one of Baltar's minions, Tracey Anne)...and Tobias Mehler as Zak Adama.

Admiral William Adama (Edward James Olmos)

Col. Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan)

Adama and Tigh

Supernatural - Sweepstakes - Win John Winchester's Journal

At Titan Magazines:

Win John Winchester's Journal

Sam and Dean Winchester know all the secrets their father recorded in his journal. Now you can, too.

On November 2, 1983, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. In the wake of the tragedy, their father, John, set out to learn everything he could about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America...and how to kill it. In his personal journal, he not only compiled folklore, legend, and superstition about all manner of otherworldly enemies but he also recorded his experiences—hunting the creature that killed his wife even as he raised his two sons.

Part prequel, part resource guide, John Winchester's Journal finally gives fans the ultimate companion book for Supernatural. It's all here: the exorcism Sam and Dean used in Phantom Traveler, John's notes on everything from shape-shifters to Samuel Colt, Dean's first hunt, Sam's peewee soccer team . . . and John's single-minded pursuit of a growing and deadly evil.

Click here to take a look inside this fascinating book.

Thanks to our friends at HarperCollins, we have a ten copies of John Winchester’s Journal up for grabs for lucky E-Zine subscribers.

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A brief excerpt of the Terms & Conditions:

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Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'Deadlock'

Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU, Battlestar Galactica's 'Deadlock,' starring Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Jamie Bamber, James Callis, Tricia Helfer, Grace Park, Michael Hogan, Aaron Douglas, Tahmoh Penikett and Michael Trucco. Guest stars include Kate Vernon, Donnelly Rhodes, Rekha Sharma, Roark Critchlow, Colin Corrigan, G. Patrick Currie, Rebecca Davis, Brad Dryborough, Lara Gilchrist, Bodie Olmos and Keegan Connor Tracy.

Ellen is faced with a decision that could have repercussions for humans and the future of the entire Cylon race.

Stargate Atlantis - Stargate Hub: Atlantis By Design Contest

At FOX's Stargate Hub SGA Fans' Choice:

It's time!

The Stargate Atlantis Fan’s Choice Keyart Design Contest has launched!

Go to to register and upload your own design for a chance to be chosen as the final artwork for the Stargate Atlantis Fan’s Choice Blu-ray!

The Stargate Atlantis Blu-ray Fan’s Choice disc will contain the "beginning" and the “end" of your favorite series, featuring the extended versions of The Rising and Enemy At The Gate.

And, if design is not your thing but you appreciate good art, then vote, vote, vote! Each artist's work can only be one of the finalists based on your votes. Tell a friend and let them know which design was your favorite at

The contest will run from February 20 through March 13, so be sure to get your amazing artwork -- and your votes -- in soon!