Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Stargate Universe - - GateWorld: James Bamford Audio Interview

At GateWorld:


GateWorld Talks with James Bamford

After years of working with the team at Stargate to bring you interviews and exclusive features, you eventually make a few friends. Undoubtedly one of the closer relationships we have built is with SG-1 fight coordinator and SGA / SGU stunt coordinator James "BAMBAM" Bamford.

Despite contributing to the site through the "Ask BAMBAM" forum thread and his blog, we have never taken the time to do a sit-down interview with the man. Why? His work on Stargate is extremely visual and we've been planning on shooting a video documentary of his work for years.

So until that time comes -- and it will -- we bring you this piece!

In this exclusive we learn of BAMBAM's initial years in acting and stunts, the character and mindset of a performer and preparing various SGU cast members for their intense roles, among many other topics. We talk about a stunt man's immense pride in his work, and the life and death events involved with the job.

This interview runs over 54 minutes and is available in audio. It's also transcribed {at the link above]!

Stargate Universe/Sanctuary- SciFi Wire: Syfy has an historic October

At SciFi Wire:

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Syfy has an historic October because of...well, you

Syfy said it's going to have a record-setting October based on the fact that you or someone you know is apparently watching just about every show they've been airing recently. We've included the entire press release below because they sent out so many highlights, but two key factors were the strong debut for Stargate Universe and the return of Sanctuary.

New York, NY - October 27, 2009 - Extending its summer ratings surge into fall, Syfy smashed yet another viewership record with its most watched October prime in history among total viewers (1,452,000), Adults 18-34 (308,000), Adults 18-49 (733,000), Adults 25-54 (797,000), Women 18-34 (141,000), Women 18-49 (356,000) and Women 25-54 (378,000).

Syfy jumped to #3 in A25-54 and #4 among A18-49 versus all basic cable entertainment networks - its second best monthly ranking ever in these demos behind December 2002 when Steven Spielberg's record-setting Taken premiered.

The record October performance was fueled by strong ratings from Stargate Universe and Sanctuary -- which both premiered this month -- Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth, the two highest-rated paranormal investigative series on television, along with the annual 31 Days of Halloween spook-a-thon.

Syfy also reported that in the Third Quarter, $75K+ A18-49 delivery increased by +21% vs. 3Q '08.

October Syfy Ratings Highlights (includes full viewing data)

... ♦ The first season of Stargate Universe is averaging a 2.1 HH rating, 2.85 million total viewers, 1.5 million A18-49, and 1.7 million A25-54. Compared to the last season of Stargate Atlantis, SGU is up +59% in A18-34, +41% in A18-49, +33% in A25-54 and +36% in total viewers.

... ♦ The second season premiere of Sanctuary delivered a 1.8 HH rating, 2.4 million total viewers, 493,000 A18-34, 1.25 million A18-49 and 1.5 million A25-54. This marks a series high performance in A18-34...

Stargate Universe - Preorder NEW Comic Book!

At Dynamite Entertainment Comics:

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Price: $1.00


SKU: C725130126207
Rating: TEEN+

Covers: Dave Dorman (2 covers, 20% each). 3 photo covers, one representing each Stargate series (20% each)

Writer: Chuck Dixon, Doug Murray, Brandon Jerwa
Penciller/Inker: Nigel Raynor, Walter Geovani, Esteve Polls
Publication Date: AUGUST, 2009
UPC: 725130126207
The longest running Science Fiction television franchise is now the next comic book event from Dynamite Entertainment! As SyFy prepares the launch of the brand-new Stargate Universe series, Dynamite's STARGATE #0 not only features an exclusive STARGATE UNIVERSE story by Chuck (G.I. Joe) Dixon, but a STARGATE SG-1 story by Brandon (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) Jerwa and STARGATE ATLANTIS by Doug (RED SONJA) Murray! Joining our writers are talented and fan-favorite artists like Nigel Raynor, Walter Geovani and, for the first time, putting down his paint brush and picking up pencil and ink - John Watson (on the Stargate Universe series)! Best of all, this introductory book is yours for just $1.00. Three BIG stories, three BIG writers and three BIG artists for just a buck! Open the Stargate this fall from Dynamite Entertainment and prepare yourselves for an experience unlike any other seen in this universe! STARGATE franchise is a licensed property of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. TM & (c) 2009 MGM. All Rights Reserved.

Stargate Universe - Titan Magazines: Stargate Magazine Special Offer

At Titan Magazines:

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STARGATE MAGAZINE ISSUE 31 - On sale October 27 '09

EXCLUSIVE! Free Magazine!

Get a taste of the official Stargate Magazine with an exclusive download edition (PDF file, 1.9MB). Check out our guide to the new show, go inside the writers’ room, read interviews with stars Robert Carlyle and Louis Ferriera, and much more! Either print it out or browse on screen.

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Save up to 15% on the cover price when you subscribe to the official Stargate Magazine, and get every issue delivered to your door.



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New issue on newsstands now!

As well as offering essential coverage of the latest stunning entry in the Stargate franchise, Stargate: Universe, the latest issue of Stargate Magazine has a special Villains theme, and features an interview with Cliff Simon, the actor behind, officiallly, Stargate's most sinister character. The powerful System Lord has beaten off competition from Michael Kenmore, Todd, Adria, and Anubis to be voted top Stargate villain by readers of and the official Stargate Magazine.


The Universe Interview – David Blue

Securing a regular role in Stargate Universe, actor David Blue found himself on a journey that took him far from his usual televisual stomping grounds. In the latest issue of Stargate Magazine, Blue gives us the lowdown on the Universe experience and discusses what makes his character Eli Wallace tick: “Eli knows he’s smart. He’s not a genius in that he was born an Einstein, but he can figure things out and see patterns in things. One of the reasons I think he has a good sense of humor is that he can see patterns in the world and find the humor in certain things. That’s who Eli is, and because he applied his intelligence to random things, he never truly found his way.”

The SG-1 Interview – Cliff Simon

From his first appearance, it was obvious that Ba’al was the villain of SG-1’s nightmares – and it’s no surprise that he’s just been voted the Stargate franchise’s best ever bad guy! Cunning, manipulative, and dangerous, he tormented our heroes to the last. The man behind the evil grin, Cliff Simon, recalls his reign of intergalactic villainy in the latest issue: “I loved it – the minute I put on the beautiful costumes that they made for me, Ba’al’s boots and all that kind of stuff, I just fell into the character – he really became a part of me. I think it was perfect – everything about it was just right. I could have carried on playing that character for another 10 years!”

Know your enemy: Villains of Stargate

There have been a variety of threatening groups hoping to wipe out the men and women of Stargate Command and Atlantis, or failing that, to take over their planet/galaxy/place of work. Marking a special Villains issue of Stargate Magazine, we present a guide to the best (and worst) Stargate villains. Plus, we take an inside glimpse of the workings of evil organization the N.I.D., complete with bonus notes from Richard Woolsey and General O’Neill...

Stargate Universe - MGM Stargate: Video - Kino: No Idea

Courtesy of MGM Stargate:

SGU Featurette - Kino: No Idea

Eli gives a tour of the ship and discovers a room he's never been in before.

Stargate Universe airs 9pm Friday on SyFy (US).