Friday, April 10, 2009

David James Elliott - SciFi Channel (US): Video - 'Knights of Bloodsteel'


On the island continent of Mirabilis, in a faraway time, the most coveted element is bloodsteel, a sorcery grade ore that imparts potent magical abilities to anyone who is able to draw it from the earth. The desire for untold wealth and power has drawn much of Mirabilis' vast and disparate populace-humans, elves, dwarves and goblins-to the old port mining town of Black Roc Keep. It has also enticed the evil Dragon Eye (Mark Gibbon) and his ruthless cadre of Brood soldiers, who'll stop at nothing to possess the ore for the purpose of total world domination. Enlisted to save Mirabilis from this lethal insurgency is the venerable sorcerer elf Tesselink (Christopher Lloyd), who has been given a vital directive by the Oracle of the land. He must find the legendary magical Crucible, which is the source of bloodsteel.

To execute this perilous quest, Tesselink gathers an unlikely band of freedom fighters: two humans, Serragoth (David James Elliott), the sworn enemy of the Brood, and Adric (Christopher Jacot), a charming con-man; the imposing goblin Ber-Lak (Dru Viergever); and lastly, the beautiful and fearless warrior elf, Perfidia (Natassia Malthe). Together, this motley, but supremely talented, Knights of Bloodsteel, embark on their dangerous mission. They must fight against the Brood - the dreaded assassins and soldiers of Dragon Eye who are led by the deadly goblin Azenhawke (Gardiner Millar) and his ruthless lieutenant Swope (Peter Bryant). And if that is not enough, Dragon Eye has also unleashed lethal dragons and other horrendous creatures to find the source of the bloodsteel and to obliterate anything that stands in his way.

The future of Mirabilis is in the hands of four brave knights and their courage is tested in ways they could never have imagined.

Knights of Bloodsteel is produced by Reunion Pictures (Lisa Richardson, Matthew O'Connor, Tom Rowe) with RHI Entertainment, (Robert Halmi, Sr. and Robert Halmi, Jr.) distributing the project internationally. Emmy-nominated Sam Egan (Sanctuary, Jeremiah, The Outer Limits) wrote the script.

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Extras (Filming, Production, Costumes, Sets)


'Knights of Bloodsteel' airs on the SciFi Channel (US) Sunday, April 19 at 9pm (Part 1) and is repeated at 11pm; and on April 20 at 7pm; Part Two airs April 20 at 9pm, repeated at 11pm and April 21 at 7pm. Starring Christopher Lloyd, David James Elliott, Mark Gibbon, Mackenzie Gray, Christopher Jacot, Natassia Malthe, Leela Savasta, and Dru Viergever.

RHI Entertainment Official Movie site and Photo Gallery.

Stargate: Universe - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog - Getting to Know the Stargate Art Department

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for April 10, 2009:

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April 10, 2009: Getting to Know the Stargate Art Department - Draftsman Kate Heslup Answers Your Questions

Well, damn. I was editing this post and ended up hitting publish. As a result, I’ve been scrambling to upload pics to accompany this wonderful Q&A by one of my very favorite Art Department denizens. In an effort to introduce you all to the many, many people who work behind the scenes to bring you Stargate, I’ve taken it upon myself to badger these individuals into taking part in some fun fan Q&A’s. Today, it’s the lovely and talented Kate Heslup

AussieSGFan writes: “Questions for Kate:

We are curious, and *very* interested in what you do!
This may seem a little silly, but what *does* a Draftsman do? Is it like drafting out the set-up of a scene or episode?
How much time do you put in for each one?
Thank You for answering our questions.”
Kate: That’s not a silly question at all! And you’re right, I do draft sets. For the most part, I take the production designer’s illustrations and turn them into architectural working drawings that our construction department uses to build from. Other departments use the drawings for different purposes. For instance the set decorators will use them to determine the type and size of furniture they’ll need for a particular set, while the lighting department will be able to plan the lighting for the set before it’s built. The amount of time per drawing depends on the size of the set – it could take anywhere from a day to a week or more.

...Jo writes: “Questions for Kate:
1) Do you always take on board somebody’s input if they look at your idea/something you’ve designed and say ‘that’s awful, you should do it this way?’
2) When you get stuck for ideas, what sort of things do you do to get extra stimulation/inspiration?
3) How often do you get to make something from scratch?
4) How often do you have to do exactly what someone else wants, because they say so?
5) How often has something fallen apart or somebody just happened to accidentally wreck it just after you’ve finished making it? (this has to have happened a few times right?)
6) When you make something that is meant to be broken during the show, do you feel sad afterward that after all that effort you put into it, it was just… broken?
7) If you were allowed to change anything about the art department, what would it be?
Is there ever a time when there are so many things going on in the department at the same time that there is no where left to work? What did you do then, if such a thing happened? (cos, to my imagination, that’t highly possible)”
Kate: Hey, Jo. Yes, I always do take other people’s advice, since for the most part the people giving me the advice know a lot more than I do! And usually their suggestions are practical rather than aesthetic, which encourages me to consider the needs and restrictions of other departments building or working on the set. When I get stuck, I usually go for a walk around the studios – there are always people around from our show or other shows and getting out the office helps me to clear my head. I also do a lot of internet research, talk to others in the art department, watch classic sci-fi films which have similar themes, or old episodes of SG-1 or Atlantis. How often do I do exactly what someone wants, because they say so?… Everyday J I have never had anything I’ve designed broken on set either accidentally or scripted, but its good practice in film not to get too attached to things. If it happened, I don’t think I’d be too bummed, but then again I would just be the one that designed it, rather than the one who spent hours making it! If I could change anything about the department, I would change our start time to 8:00am and turn one of our offices into a meditation room for the times when things get overwhelming! It can get pretty hectic in the art department at times, and when that happens I usually pack up my stuff and head into our “viewing room” (where we watch dailies) for twenty minutes. It’s quiet in there, and if I shut the door, people can’t find me 8)

Stargate SG-1 - Big Finish: 'Lines of Communication' - Gary Jones

At Big Finish Productions:

Stargate SG-1 - Lines of Communication

Starring Gary Jones
(Duration: 60' approx)

“You know how sometimes, it only takes a split second to work out that things are about to go completely off the rails?”

With no gate activity scheduled and General Landry in Washington, Chief Master Sergeant Harriman settles in for a quiet night shift at Stargate Command. But when a routine gate diagnostic triggers an attack that traps him and an injured Sergeant Siler in the control room, things look set to be anything but quiet…

AUTHOR: Luke Mansell
DIRECTOR: Sharon Gosling
COVER ART: Alex Mallinson
RELEASE DATE: 30 September 2009

Hugh Laurie - House - Video: '100 Episodes'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU:

House - 100 Episodes

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Time for a party.

David Boreanaz - Bones - Video: 'The Science in the Physicist'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Bones' 'The Science in the Physicist,' starring Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, T.J. Thyne and John Francis Daley. Guest stars include Ryan Cartwright, August Emerson, Aimee Garcia, Billy Gibbons, Shawn Carter Peterson, John Pyper-Ferguson, Anil Raman, Jason Rogel and Chad Willett.

Booth and Brennan are on the case when shattered, pulverized human remains are found in a garbage bag at on location at a photo shoot.