Friday, March 20, 2009

Stargate: Universe - Episode Teaser Trailer available at



A band of soldiers, scientists and civilians are forced through a stargate when their hidden base comes under attack. The desperate survivors emerge aboard an ancient ship, The Destiny, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Faced with meeting the most basic needs of food, water and air, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship's stargate to survive. The danger, adventure and hope they find on board Destiny will reveal the heroes and villains among them.

Stargate Universe will debut as a two-hour movie event on SCI FI and will be distributed by MGM Worldwide Television Distribution. Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, will serve as executive producers and writers on the new series.

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Warehouse 13 - Video: Exclusive Preview Clip

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Watch an exclusive clip from SCI FI's new Warehouse 13

Warehouse 13 is slated to debut in July on the SciFi Channel (US).

Caprica - Video: New Preview Clip

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Caprica is set more than 50 years before the events of Battlestar Galactica in a world at the peak of its power, grappling with new science and technologies and the issues they create. The series stars Eric Stoltz, Esai Morales, Paula Malcomson and Polly Walker.

Caprica will premiere on SCI FI Channel in 2010, but the uncut and unrated pilot will be available on DVD (via Universal Home Entertainment) and as a digital download (via Universal Cable Productions) on April 21.

Stargate: Universe - Video: Series Trailer on YouTube

With many thanks to just1transfan at YouTube!

Stargate: Universe is currently tentatively scheduled to premiere on the SciFi Channel (or Syfy) on October 2, 2009, and stars Ming-Na as Camille Wray; Justin Louis as Colonel Everett Young; Jamil Walker Smith as MSgt. Ronald Greer; Brian J. Smith as Lt. Matthew Scott; Lou Diamond Phillips as Colonel Telford; Alaina Huffman as MSgt. Tamara Johansen; David Blue as Eli Wallace; Elyse Levesque as Chloe Armstrong; and Robert Carlyle as Dr. Nicholas Rush.

Stargate: Universe - IGN: Exclusive: Carlyle Discusses Stargate


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Exclusive: Carlyle Discusses Stargate

Trainspotting, 28 Weeks Later thespian is in the Universe.

by Scott Collura

March 20, 2009 - Battlestar Galactica may be coming to an end tonight, but for the SCI FI… uh, SyFy Channel, it's always onward and upward. So even as the network bid farewell to Galactica in New York City with various special events this week, they were also promoting their upcoming new series. That would include Stargate Universe, the second live-action spin-off of the popular franchise that is scheduled to debut later this summer.

IGN caught up with series star Robert Carlyle (24: Redemption) for a quick chat about Universe ...

Stargate Universe / SG1 - MGM Studios: SGU Trailer Premieres Mar 20 '09 - SG1 on HULU

From a MGM Studios e-mail announcement:


Tonight, during the series finale of Battlestar Galactica, stay tuned as we unveil an exclusive first look at Stargate Universe. Keep visiting the official site for updates & late breaking news.

Tonight 9/8c only on SCI FI.



For the first time ever!

The complete first season of Stargate SG-1 now streaming for free on hulu. More seasons to follow!


Get the Stargate Widget

Be the first in the know! Download the Stargate Widget for the latest on the brand new series.


Coming Soon to SCI FI Get the Truth. Stargate: The Ark of Truth airs March 27th at 9pm only on SCI FI.

Battlestar Galactica - TV Guide Magazine: Matt Roush

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Cult Alert: Battlestar finale

By Matt Roush March 20, 2009

Before screening tonight’s tremendously satisfying, super-sized, overstuffed Battlestar Galactica finale (9/8c, Sci Fi) to a select audience earlier this week, executive producer/writer Ron Moore made everyone in the theater raise their hand and take a solemn (well, kinda) pledge not to reveal anything that happens in these last eventful two hours.

No problem. I’d sooner be blown out of an airlock than spoil how things end for these tormented space warriors and the marvelous old dying old ship that’s carrying them to their destiny. Suffice it to say that the finale is a fabulous payoff in every way imaginable. And then some. And then some more. (Therein lies the problem.) In my row alone, there were outbreaks of gasps, laughs, cheers and tears before it was all over.

The best news: The battle scenes are genuinely spectacular, as Galactica’s volunteer crew of humans and Cylons takes on one last mission against Cavil’s rebel Cylon forces: the rescue of human/Cylon hybrid child Hera. The action is thrilling, and the most pivotal twist in the ultimate showdown is as surprising as it is cathartic ...

Stargate SG-1 / Battlestar / Star Trek - New York Daily News: Vote for Favorite SciFi Show

At the New York Daily News:

The top 10 sci-fi shows of all-time

In honor of the season finale of the critically-acclaimed series, 'Battlestar Galactica', the News presents our picks for the ten best sci-fi shows in the universe.

Is the Sci-Fi Channel hit the greatest of all time? Did we conspire to push 'The X-Files' to the top? Where does 'Star Trek' beam into the list? Did 'Sliders' fall off the top ten? Set the debate on 'stun'...

Take our Poll (at the link above)

Best show in the cosmos

What is the greatest sci-fi TV series of all time?

Battlestar Galactica (new)
Stargate SG-1
Star Trek: Next Generation
Star Trek (original)
The Twilight Zone
The X-Files
Babylon 5
Doctor Who
The Outer Limits
Star Trek: Deep Space 9
Battlestar Galctica (original)
Quantum Leap
The Prisoner
Lost in Space

Stargate Atlantis / SG-1 - Creation: Amanda Tapping: Up Close & Personal Meeting

From a Creation Entertainment e-mail announcement:



Nine VERY lucky attendees will have the incredible opportunity to chat with genre superstar Amanda Tapping at an exclusive event held at the Official STARGATE SG-1/ATLANTIS CONVENTION in Vancouver. The convention is April 2 to 5, 2009 and this private meeting will be held on Sunday April 5. Snacks will be served.

Sunday 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm SPECIAL EVENT (TIME APPROXIMATE)



Thurs., Fri., Sat. & Sun.
April 2 - 5, 2009
Hilton Metrotown Vancouver
6083 McKay Ave.
Burnaby, BC


Media Guests include: Amanda Tapping, Paul McGillion, N. John Smith, Dan Shea, Michael Shanks, Joe Flanigan, Connor Trinneer, Teryl Rothery and Robert Picardo.

SciFi Wire: SCI FI president Dave Howe answers your Syfy questions

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SCI FI president Dave Howe answers your Syfy questions

by SCI FI Wire Staff
ON 03/20/09

Our story "SCI FI Channel to become Syfy" generated more than 1,000 comments from readers, including a lot of questions about the change. So we asked SCI FI president Dave Howe if he'd like to answer them on SCI FI Wire, and following is what he had to say.

A brief excerpt:

... Why do you hate your core fan base? Don't you know we helped make your network a success? Why don't you want to be associated with us anymore?
Howe: This is a total misperception, and none of us at the channel have ever said this. As I've tried to stress in the first question, we love the sci-fi genre, and we love our passionate fans. And that's why we continue to create shows we hope you'll enjoy. And it's why we're always at Comic-Con every year, bringing all of our stars to meet the fans and speak on panels.

It's worth repeating what I said in the press release for our brand evolution: "While continuing to embrace our legacy and our core audience, we needed to cultivate a distinct point of view with a name that we could own that invites more people in and reflects our broader range of programming."

And we totally mean it. We've embraced our core audience for 16 years, and we'll continue to do so. And, what's more, we want to invite more and more people to the party so that they become fans of the genre we all love. We think shows like Battlestar Galactica can and should appeal to a wide audience of both core fans and new viewers alike, an idea that was embraced by Star Wars more than 30 years ago and that continues with shows such as Lost and Heroes today. Our strategy is to be more inclusive, to share great sci-fi shows with more people ...

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: 'The Salt in the Wounds'

US geo-coded.

Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Bones' 'The Salt in the Wounds,' starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley and T.J. Thyne. Guest stars include Andrew Borba, Spencer Breslin, Matt Bushell, Monique Coleman, Ramon De Ocampo, Brando Eaton, Kayla Ewell and Pej Vahdat.

Booth and Brennan investigate the murder of a high school student.

Battlestar Galactica - TV Guide Online: TV Hot List Mar 20 '09

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Today's News: Our Take

Tonight's TV Hot List for Friday, March 20, 2009

Mar 20, 2009

Battlestar Galactica

9 pm/ET SCI FI

While many shows lose their viewership and often get yanked off the air without the benefit of a scripted finale, there are a few that retain their audiences until they get to say a proper good-bye to their fans. Closure is nice, but this is frakking Battlestar Galactica we're talking about! The bell tolls for the series after four seasons with a two-hour episode, in which Adama and Co. launch a desperate recovery mission for Hera. Keep the tissues handy.

-—Michael Chant

Stargate: Universe - Entertainment Weekly Online: Exclusive first look at cast of 'Stargate: Universe'

At Entertainment Weekly Online:

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Exclusive first look at cast of 'Stargate: Universe'

Mar 20, 2009
by Michael Ausiello

At some point during the series finale of Battlestar Galactica tonight, Sci Fi will unveil a 30-second trailer for Stargate: Universe featuring a first look at the show's crew. Actually, make that a second look. This exclusive cast shot [at the link above] is, technically speaking, the first look.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: The Last Frakkin' Special - Part 5

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