Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Forbidden Science - SciFi Talk: Doug Brodie Audio Interview

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Doug Brodie - Forbidden Science

Talented writer who created the sexy series, Forbidden Science chats about his series and where he wants it to go. Doug is also a prop designer for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and fills us in on the changes he made. Music is by Cagey House. Special thanks to Julie Pailey of HBO/Cinemax.

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Cinemax's 'Forbidden Science' official site

'Forbidden Science' airs on Cinemax. Please check your local listings for date and time.

Set in the near future, where erotic desires are fulfilled by androids and virtual sex escapades are common place, the stories revolve around an elite corporation, 4Ever Innovations, whose young and brilliant scientists download and sell memories. A loving touch or passionate kiss from a lover can be forever, as they replace those we've lost with clones and devise technology that helps us live out our greatest fantasies: from saving a failed relationship, to creating the perfect lover, to being irresistible to the opposite sex -- but sometimes our deepest desires come at a terrible price, for there are secrets within 4Ever Innovations that may cost you your life.

Life - TV Guide Magazine Online - Interview with Life's Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich

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Life's Final Moments

By Ileane Rudolph April 08, 2009 08:29 AM EST

Life ended it second season tonight (9/8c,NBC). Though critical praise has been high (the quirky detective show was on AFI’s Top Ten list in 2008), ratings not so much. Executive producer and creator Rand Ravich talked to about the season finale and hopes for another year.

A brief excerpt:

How will this episode affect Reese and Crews’ odd couple relationship?
We find out what Crews has been searching for since he left prison. He thinks he’s searching for an answer to what put him away, but really, he’s searching to find himself. What he needs to understand is you find yourself by being with other people. He’s had these unsatisfying relationships with women and there’s been a person sitting in the car right next to him who has been there through everything with him. He needs to understand that perhaps the most important person in his life, though not necessarily on an ongoing romantic level, is Dani.

Stargate SG1 - GateWorld: Quantum Mechanix unveils Stargate maquettes, coasters

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Quantum Mechanix unveils Stargate maquettes, coasters

Thursday, April 9

Stylized statues of your favorite SG-1 characters are coming! Also: Stargate coasters available next week.

Star Trek -Video: Watch Exclusive NEW clip from Movie

'Disease and Danger' - James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) gets his first introduction to Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Karl Urban).

'Star Trek' opens May 8 '09 in theaters.

Stargate Atlantis / SG1 - GateWorld: Vancouver Convention Report: Saturday

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Vancouver Convention Report: Saturday

Thursday, April 9

Paul McGillion, Robert Picardo and Joe Flanigan on stage in Vancouver!

Fringe - Video: 'Inner Child'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Fringe's 'Inner Child,' starring Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Jasika Nicole and John Noble. Guest stars include Sandra Daley, Spencer List, Erik Palladino and Jeremy Shamos.

Agents observe a mysterious, mute boy and agents track a serial killer.

Stargate Atlantis / SG-1 - GateWorld: Vancouver Convention Gallery: Saturday

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Joe Flanigan (Lt. Col. John Sheppard - Stargate Atlantis)

Vancouver Convention Gallery: Saturday

Wednesday, April 8

The Atlantis men hit the stage, and our gallery swells with more than 100 pics of McGillion, Picardo and Flanigan.

Warehouse 13 - NBCUMV: Allison Scagliotti cast in Sci Fi's 'Warehouse 13'



Published: April 8, 2009

Series to Premiere Tuesday, July 7 From 9-11 PM

NEW YORK – April 8, 2009 – Allison Scagliotti (Drake & Josh) has been cast in Warehouse 13, the all-new SCI FI original one-hour dramedy adventure series. She joins the previously announced cast members Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek and CCH Pounder. Warehouse 13 will premiere Tuesday, July 7 with the 2-hour pilot from 9 - 11PM ET/PT.

Scagliotti will portray Claudia Donovan, a young, hip, brilliant techno-wiz, who manages to successfully breach the Warehouse's complex security system in order to track down Artie (Rubinek). With a natural aptitude for science and technology, Donovan's talents enable her to manipulate and activate many of the objects contained in the Warehouse to help the Team.

Allison Scagliotti is most recognizable for her role on Nickelodeon's Drake & Josh as Josh's smart and sassy girlfriend, Mindy. She has had numerous memorable guest spots on ER, CSI, and One Tree Hill and can be next be seen this summer in National Lampoon's Endless Bummer and My Name is Jerry, starring Doug Jones.

Warehouse 13 is about two Secret Service agents who find themselves abruptly transferred to a massive, top-secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota which houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government. The Warehouse's caretaker Artie charges Pete (McClintock) and Myka (Kelly) with chasing down reports of supernatural and paranormal activity in search of new objects to cache at the Warehouse, as well as helping him to control the warehouse itself.

The series is produced for SCI FI by Universal Cable Productions. It is executive produced by Jack Kenny (The Book of Daniel) who also serves as showrunner. David Simkins (Dresden Files) is executive producer; Jace Alexander (Burn Notice, Rescue Me) is co-executive producer and director of the pilot; and Stephen Surjik (Monk, Burn Notice) is producer/director of the series.

UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS was established to create a sustainable pipeline of quality content and derive the greatest value from it across multiple platforms. The studio will be an industry leader in unique and innovative programming for USA and SCI FI Channel, and all cable networks.

SCI FI Channel is a television network that fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( Launched in 1992, and currently in 95 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. SCI FI will become Syfy on July 7, 2009.

Battlestar Galactica - NBCUMV: Finale Scores Best Performance in Over Four Years...



Published: April 7, 2009

Series Finale is the Highest-Rated Telecast on SCI FI in 2009

NEW YORK – April 7, 2009 – Battlestar Galactica's epic series finale, airing from 9-11pm on Friday, March 20, added to its phenomenal ratings with the inclusion of Live + 7 DVR data. Overall, the episode averaged a 2.2 Household rating, 3.1 million total viewers, 2.1 millon Adults 25-54 and 2 million Adults 18-49. This was the best performance for Battlestar Galactica in total viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 since the February 4, 2005 episode.

In addition, among all SCI FI original series telecasts in the network's 16 year history, this is the #5 most-watched original series performance in Adults 25-54 and the best performance for any original series on this measure since 2005, and is the #4 most-watched telecast in Adults 18-49.

Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica's intensity, issues-driven topicality, and command performances have garnered it numerous awards, including two Emmys and the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. The show was recognized by the American Film Institute (AFI) as one of the most outstanding programs of the year two years running. The series is from Universal Cable Productions and is executive produced by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

A limited-edition, uncut version of the highly-anticipated pilot of Caprica, the new drama series from the producers of Battlestar Galactica, will premiere on DVD from Universal Home Entertainment on Tuesday, April 21, 2009.

SCI FI Channel is a television network that fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site ( Launched in 1992, and currently in 95 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. SCI FI will become Syfy on July 7, 2009.

Stargate SG-1 / Atlantis - GateWorld: Third SG-1 movie has a go!

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Third SG-1 movie has a go!

Wednesday, April 8

MGM has green-lit production on the next SG-1 film, which will star Richard Dean Anderson. Also: Atlantis movie update.

A brief excerpt:

“I can almost guarantee we are proceeding with the SG-1 movie this year,” executive producer Brad Wright told GateWorld in an interview last week. He said that deals are still being worked out, but he still plans to make it the same Jack O’Neill-centric film he first teased last year.

He said that the Atlantis film is also still in the works, and MGM has every intention of making it.

Stargate Atlantis - GateWorld: Pre-order Atlantis Season Five on DVD

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Pre-order Atlantis Season Five on DVD

Wednesday, April 8

The final season of Stargate Atlantis is on DVD in North America on June 30! Order it at Amazon now.

Fringe - Zap2It: Leonard Nimoy to Guest Star on Fringe

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Breaking: Spock (aka Leonard Nimoy) cast as 'Fringe's' William Bell

By Korbi Ghosh

April 08, 2009

UPDATE: FOX has confirmed to me that Nimoy has indeed been cast as William Bell

If FOX is worried about the ratings for "Fringe" -- which fared okay in its return last night, though lead in "American Idol" definitely pumped its numbers up -- Mr. Spock may soon be providing the network with a bit of relief.

Trekkies not already watching "Fringe" will likely rethink that decision come next month when, according to, "Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy will join the show as William Bell, the founder of Massive Dynamic and Walter's Harvard lab partner from back in the day...

Stargate: Universe / SG1 - TV Squad: Anderson and Shanks to appear in Universe

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Stargate vets Anderson and Shanks to appear in Universe

Posted Apr 8th 2009

by Mike Moody

SyFy's Stargate Universe will kick off with help from two familiar faces this fall. Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks will reprise their Stargate: SG-1 roles in the series premiere of Universe, which is billed as a darker, character driven sci-fi show.

Shanks' appearance will be a one-time cameo, according to consulting producer Joseph Mallozzi. Anderson, however, will make multiple guest appearances in Universe in addition to showing up in the two-hour premiere. The actor said he would make "slim appearances" in the first "half dozen" episodes or so...

Scott Bakula - Quantum Leap - Video: 'Star-Crossed'

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Courtesy of HULU, Quantum Leap's 'Star-Crossed,' starring Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell. Guest stars include Teri Hatcher, Leslie S. Sachs, Michael Gregory and John Tayloe.

Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into the persona of a womanizing college professor in 1972, encounters his lost love (Teri Hatcher) and attempts to reshape the past. With Dean Stockwell.

Battlestar Galactica - Video: 'Eick Blog: Thanks'

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Battlestar Galactica - Eick Blog: Thanks

Behind the Scenes|03:38|

Ron, the cast and crew give their thanks.

Stargate: Universes' Lou Diamond Phillips - Repeat of The Triangle Mini-Series Apr 15 '09

'The Triangle' mini-series, a 2005 production, is scheduled for an encore presentation on the SciFi Channel (US) on Wednesday, April 15 '09 at 10am (a six-hour mini-series). Co-starring is Stargate Universe's Lou Diamond Phillips, Caprica's Eric Stoltz, JAG's Catherine Bell, Bruce Davison, Sam Neill and Charles Martin Smith.

Written by Dean Devlin (story) and Rockne S. O'Bannon (teleplay), and directed by Craig R. Baxley.

Merlin's Apprenctice - SciFi Channel (US) - Encore Presentation Sun Apr 12 '09

'Merlin's Apprentice,' the 2006 made-for-TV movie is repeated on the SciFi Channel (US) on Sunday, April 12 '09 at 1pm (a four hour movie). Starring Sam Neill, Miranda Richardson, Garwin Sanford, Duncan Fraser, Alexander Kalugin, Jennifer Calvert, Andrew Jackson, Mark Gibbon, Garvin Cross and Stargate Atlantis' David Nykl.

Morena Baccarin - Sands of Oblivion Repeated Apr 11 '09

'Sands of Oblivion,' the 2007 made-for-TV movie is repeated on the SciFi Channel (US) on Saturday, April 11 '09 at 3pm. Starring Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, George Kennedy, Richard Kind and Dan Castellaneta.

Doctor Who - SciFi Channel (US) - Season 3 Mini-Marathon Apr 10 '09

From's schedulebot, a Doctor Who season three mini-marathon has been scheduled for Friday, April 10 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):


Patricia Arquette - Medium - Video: 'All in the Family'

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Courtesy of NBC and HULU, Medium's 'All in the Family,' starring Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva, Maria Lark and Jake Weber. Guest stars include Bryan Callen, Amanda Detmer, Morena Baccarin and James Van Der Beek.

Allison investigates the case of a mother gone missing and her very strange children.