Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stargate Universe - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog Update - Icarus Base Photos!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for May 3 '09:

(Please follow the link to view ALL the NEW behind-the-scenes photos of the SGU Icaraus Base in their original format.)

May 3, 2009: Transforming Stage 5 From Stargate Command to Icarus Base

Follow Carl down the new-look corridor on Stage 5. Hang a left, up the stairs, and you’re in the control room.

Back in early February, Carl [Binder] and I wandered down to Stage 5 to check out the work in progress. After 11+ years as Stargate Command - gate room, control room, briefing room, and General’s office - it was finally undergoing a complete transformation. The control room and gate room, once separated by fictional wall, glass, and sliding blast doors, was now an open expanse, a metal walkway running from the nerve center directly through the gate. The surrounding corridors and control room had been given a new paint treatment, with touches of protruding rock suggestive of a rough and recent off-world construction. The upstairs briefing room had been emptied of its SGC trappings. Gone was that old table that served us well for countless years, chipped and scratched in so many places that directors were forced to choose their camera angles judiciously. The vast window that once looked down on the gate had been walled up. In a few short days, it would be a dining area. And, a month after that, the headquarters of Homeworld Command.

I was admittedly wistful. After all, I’d written for those standing sets for seven great years and, suddenly, they were gone. But eventually, as the new sets took shape, that initial melancholy gave way to excitement at the prospect of the upcoming Stargate: Universe series and the third SG-1 movie. Over the course of the next few weeks, the sets were finished and, as impressive as they were on those casual strolls, they were ten times more impressive once properly lit and engaged. And then ten times more impressive than that when we first saw them in dailies.

For now, I leave you with pics of the early stages of construction, Stargate Extreme Home Makeover - Phase 1.…

The bay window view down to the gate room is re-imagined.

Stargate Atllantis - SciFi and TV Talk Blog: Kavan Smith Interview

At SciFi and TV Talk Blog:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

Kavan Smith - Major Impact

by Steve Eramo

As an actor, when playing a recurring role in a TV series, the last thing you want is to receive a script and read that your character is among those trapped in a building that is collapsing on top of them. That, however, was the fate that befell Stargate Atlantis‘ Major Evan Lorne in the year four finale The Last Man. Luckily for him, he and Dr. Rodney McKay, together with Colonel John Sheppard and Ronon Dex, were discovered alive and well in the fifth season opener Search and Rescue, much to the relief of actor Kavan Smith a.k.a. Major Lorne.

... In the aforementioned The Last Man, Smith relished the opportunity to share the stage once again with Hewlett. Both actors spent some time behind prosthetics as a portion of the story takes place in an alternate timeline where their characters have aged a number of years.
... “Acting with the latex is challenging in that your face doesn’t move as much,” continues Smith. “You’re not as able to manipulate your facial muscles, but what it does, though, is really slide you into the character. You look in the mirror and you’re like, ‘I am old, there’s no question about that. I’m a 65-year-old man. That’s what they [the viewers] are going to see and I don’t have to act that way because I look it.’ I feel bad for some of the guys on Atlantis who do the full prosthetic masks when playing Wraith or other aliens. It’s four hours in make-up in the morning and then a couple of hours at night to get it all off. When you have a break you can’t really sleep because you can’t put your face down, put weight on it or things like that..."

Kavan Smith as General Evan Lorne in 'The Last Man'

Alien Nation - Video: 'Millennium'

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Courtesy of HULU, the 1996 made-for-TV movie, Alien Nation: Millennium, starring Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas, Lauren Woodland, Sean Six, Jeff Marcus, Ron Fassler, Jenny Gago, Brian Markinson, Herta Ware, Jason Behr, Kerrie Keane and David Faustino.

The coming millennium brings excitement and anxiety among alien Newcomers and humans alike.

Twilight Zone - SciFi Channel (US): Viewer's Choice Poll



On July 4, you will enter a new dimension of sight and sound as SCI FI celebrates one of the greatest TV series ever with a Twilight Zone Viewer's Choice marathon.

Vote for your 10 favorite episodes [at the link above] and watch to see if they'll air during the all-day marathon of uncut classics that begins July 4 at 9AM/8C.

Stargate SG-1 - Video: 'Enigma'

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Courtesy of SciFi Channel and HULU, Stargate SG-1's 'Enigma,' starring Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Don S. Davis. Guest stars include Tobin Bell, Gerard Plunkett, Gary Jones, Frida Betrani and the introduction of Narim (portrayed by Garwin Sanford) and Col. Harry Maybourne (portrayed by Tom McBeath).

The SG-1 team rescues a group of highly developed survivors from the cataclysmic planet of Tollan. To stop the legendary knowledge of the Tollan people from falling into the wrong hands, O'Neill and his team stake everything on the cross-universal rescue.

From the Richard Dean Anderson website's Stargate SG-1 Season One Mission Database:


* Temperature, ground, 1700 degrees Farenheit, air seems to be in pockets ranging from 1500 degrees down to 200. [Carter]

Sounds like LA. [O'Neill]

* I would gladly stay, if only to spend more time with a certain inhabitant of this planet. I speak, of course, of Schrodinger. [Narim]
* Whoa. Cool. [O'Neill]
* Promoted? Talk about failing upwards. [O'Neill]

* What your mind doesn't know, your heart fills in. [Narim]

I don't know what that means, exactly, but it's beautiful. [Carter]

Which is exactly what it means. [Narim]

* What do you mean, 'disappeared'? [Maybourne]

I mean, like, 'poof', Sir. [Airwoman]

* God, I love those people. [O'Neill]

NCIS - Video: InFANity: 'NCIS Part 2'

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Courtesy of TV Guide's InFANity and HULU:

TV Guide Specials - NCIS Part 2


InFANity continues its look at all things NCIS with the actors who bring the show to life every week: Michael Weatherly, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette and Cote de Pablo!

Star Trek Trekathon - SciFi Channel (US): Part 1 Thursday May 7 '09

From's schedulebot, the Star Trek Trekathon for Thursday, May 7 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

10:00A STAR TREK ENTERPRISE CEASE FIRE - Guest stars include Jeffrey Combs, Gary Graham, Vaughn Armstrong, Christopher Shea and Suzie Plakson
02:00P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE JUDGEMENT - Guest stars include J.G. Hertzler
05:00P STAR TREK ENTERPRISE COGENITOR - Guest stars include Andreas Katsulas

07:00P STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION BIRTHRIGHT - PART 1 - Guest stars include Alexander Siddig, James Cromwell, Richard Herd and Cristine Rose
08:00P STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION BIRTHRIGHT - PART 2 - Guest stars include Cristine Rose, James Cromwell, Alan Scarfe and Richard Herd


11:30P STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION ALL GOOD THINGS . . . - PART 1 - Guest stars include John de Lancie, Andreas Katsulas, Clyde Kusatsu and Patti Yasutake


Battlestar Galactica - SciFi Channel (US): Season 4.5 Mini-Marathon May 6 '09

From's schedulebot, a Battlestar Galactica season 4.5 mini-marathon has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 6 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

08:00A Sometimes A Great Notion

09:00A A Disquiet Follows My Soul

10:00A The Oath - Guest stars include Sebastian Spence, Ryan Robbins, Mike Dopud and Stargate Atlantis' Craig Veroni

11:00A Blood on the Scales - Guest stars include Mark Sheppard, Sebastian Spence and Mike Dopud

12:00P No Exit - Guest stars include Dean Stockwell

1:00P Deadlock

2:00P Someone to Watch Over Me

3:00P Islanded in a Stream of Stars - Guest stars include Dean Stockwell and Leela Savasta

Star Trek Enterprise - SciFi Channel (US) - 5pm Weekday Rotation Episodes Week May 4 '09

From's schedulebot, the Star Trek Enterprise 5pm weekday rotation episodes for the week of May 4 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

5/04/2009 FALLEN HERO - Guest stars include John Rubinstein, Vaughn Armstrong, Fionnula Flanagan and J. Michael Flynn

5/05/2009 DESERT CROSSING - Guest stars include Charles Dennis and Clancy Brown

5/06/2009 TWO DAYS AND TWO NIGHTS - Guest stars include Dey Young, Kellie Waymire, Rudolf Martin and Joseph Will

On May 7th there will be a Star Trek Enterprise Marathon from 8am through 6pm, followed by a Star Trek: The Next Generation Marathon from 7pm through 1:30, and on May 8th another Star Trek Enterprise Marathon from 8:30am through 6:30pm.

Doctor Who - SciFi Channel (US) - Season 2 Mini-Marathon Monday May 4 '09

From's schedulebot, a Doctor Who season two mini-marathon has been scheduled for Monday, May 4 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US):

08:00A THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE - Guest stars include Moonlight's Sophia Myles






2:00P ARMY OF GHOSTS - Guest stars include Noel Clarke and Freema Agyeman

3:00P DOOMSDAY - Guest stars include Noel Clarke and Catherine Tate

Star Trek: The Next Generation - SciFi Channel (US): SciFi Monday Line Up May 4 '09

From's schedulebot, the SciFi Channel (US) SciFi Monday line up of Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes for May 4 '09:

7:00P EVOLUTION - Guest stars include Ken Jenkins and Whoopi Goldberg

8:00P THE ENSIGNS OF COMMAND - Guest stars include Eileen Seeley, Mark L. Taylor and Richard Allen

9:00P THE SURVIVORS - Guest stars include John Anderson and Anne Haney - a very remarkable episode with superb performances from both John Anderson and Anne Haney

10:00P WHO WATCHES THE WATCHERS - Guest stars include Kathryn Leigh Scott, Ray Wise, James Greene, Pamela Adlon and John McLiam

Stargate SG-1 - SciFi Channel (US) - 6pm Weekday Rotation Episodes Week May 4 '09

Due to the Star Trek Trekathon on May 7th and 8th, there are only three Stargate SG-1 episodes airing the week of May 4 '09 on the SciFi Channel (US) during the 6pm weekday rotation:

5/04/2009 THE FIRST COMMANDMENT - Guest stars include William Russ and Roger R. Cross

5/05/2009 COLD LAZARUS - Guest stars include Harley Jane Kozak, Gary Jones, Wally Dalton and Kyle Graham - Excellent episode, with marvelous performances by Richard Dean Anderson and Harley Jane Kozak!

5/06/2009 THE NOX - Guest stars include Armin Shimerman, Peter Williams, Ray Xifo, Frida Betrani, Terry David and Michasa Armstrong - Superb episode, with a lovely message - plus we see Lya (Frida Bertrani) in two more episodes in the future! Do you know which ones? :)

Eureka - SciFi Channel (US) - Mother's Day Marathon May 10 '09

From's schedulebot, a Mother's Day 2009 Eureka Marathon has been scheduled for May 10 '09:

09:00A ALL THAT GLITTERS - Guest stars include Sonja Bennett, Vanya Asher, Niall Matter, Chris Gauthier, Steve Makaj and Stargate SG-1's Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks from 'All That Glitters'

10:00A A NIGHT AT GLOBAL DYNAMICS - Guest stars include Barclay Hope and Christopher Jacot

11:00A BAD TO THE DRONE - Guest stars include Frances Fisher, Christopher Jacot, Jonathon Young, Kirsten Robek and Barclay Hope

12:00P WHAT ABOUT BOB - Guest stars include Vanya Asher, Elysia Rotaru, Richard Kahan, Malcolm Stewart and Woody Jeffreys

1:00P BEST IN FAUX - Guest stars include Holly Dignard, Gabrielle Rose, Lexa Doig and Shawn MacDonald

Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Lexa Doig and Colin Ferguson from "Best in Faux"

2:00P I DO OVER - Guest stars include Ever Carradine, Chris Gauthier, Nicholas Carella, Paul Moniz de Sa and Meshach Peters

3:00P SHOW ME THE MUMMY - Guest stars include Frances Fisher, Ever Carradine, Chris Gauthier, Zak Santiago, Adrian Hough and Tricia Collins

4:00P PHASED AND CONFUSED - Guest stars include Frances Fisher, Ever Carradine, Chris Gauthier, Vanya Asher, Mark Hildreth, Adrienne Carter and Jody Racicot

5:00P HERE COME THE SUNS - Guest stars include Frances Fisher, Ever Carradine, Chris Gauthier, Vanya Asher and Stargate Atlantis' Dean Marshall

6:00P FROM FEAR TO ETERNITY - Guest stars include Frances Fisher, Ever Carradine, Chris Gauthier, Vanya Asher, Barclay Hope and David Richmond-Peck

Dollhouse - Video: 'Briar Rose'

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Courtesy of FOX and HULU, Dollhouse's 'Briar Rose,' starring Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett, Enver Gjokaj, Dichen Lachman and Olivia Williams. Guest stars include Amy Acker, Reed Diamond, Hannah Leigh Dworkin, Aisha Hinds, Liza Lapira, Miracle Laurie and Firefly's Alan Tudyk.

Alpha reveals himself and Ballard makes an important find.