Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Stargate - Stargate Official Magazine Issue #32 - Amanda Tapping /Jewel Staite Interviews

At Titan Magazines:

Photo courtesy of Comic Trek.Net. Please note the official cover photo below.



There’s no need to cross the cosmos for the latest on the Stargate franchise – The Official Stargate Magazine is on a newsstand near you now! The latest issue features a wealth of commentaries and conversations with the lovely ladies of Stargate Universe, exclusive concept art, and an interview with executive producer Brad Wright. Read on for more information!


Stargate SG-1 veteran Michael Shanks, known to fans of the show as Dr. Daniel Jackson, has been cast as superhero Carter Hall, AKA Hawkman, in the Smallville 2-hour TV Movie “Absolute Justice”, penned by comic book aficionado, Geoff Johns! The movie is due to air in the US February 5th, 2010!

Issue Spotlight


The latest issue of Stargate Magazine presents exclusive artwork from behind-the-scenes of the Destiny space station, including major set pieces and the Gate itself! Stargate Universe Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Savela and Production Designer James C.D. Robbins provide an exclusive commentary about the design of the new series.


“I’ve been excited about Universe since my first day here, and I think everyone feels the same. We’re all in this together and I can’t wait to see where this journey takes us.” – Elyse Levesque

The Official Stargate Magazine speaks to the women of Stargate Universe about their adventures through the Stargate and beyond. Alaina Huffman, Elyse Levesque, and Ming-Na, who play First Lieutenant Tamara Johansen, Chloe Armstrong and Camille Wray respectively, chat about what life aboard the Destiny is really like!

“Stargate evolved because it had to. Had it not, I doubt we’d have stayed on the air for 10 years. As the show grew, it developed its own mythology.” – Brad Wright

Executive Producer Brad Wright has been instrumental to the development of the Stargate TV mythology for the last decade. Having helped to reinvigorate the franchise with the latest instalment, Stargate Universe, we chat to Wright about casting the current crew of the Destiny and how the show has grown since the days of SG-1.


As if exclusive interviews with the three women of Stargate Universe were not enough to whet your appetite, the latest issue of The Official Stargate Magazine also features the women of Stargate yesteryear. Amanda Tapping, Stargate SG-1’s first female character Samantha Carter, tells us what it was like playing in a boy’s world. Plus – from cavemen and kidnapping to Rodney and Ronon, Jewel Staite tells us, amongst other things, why her Atlantis character Dr. Jennifer Keller would always have chosen the geek.



The latest developments from the world of Stargate.


Robert Carlyle, Stargate Universe’s Dr. Nicholas Rush, reveals his fascination with the character.


Robert C. Cooper
, executive producer of Stargate Atlantis, on the risk of making the episode Vegas.


The Official Stargate Magazine presents a smattering of sage-like advice from SG-1’s Samantha Carter.


Have you been paying attention? Test your knowledge on this issue’s theme.


Search and Rescue from Stargate: Atlantis, where Teyla goes into labor!

Syfy - Video: Corin Nemec / Charisma Carpenter - 'House of Bones' Jan 16 2010

'House of Bones' is a 2010 made-for-TV movie, starring Stargate SG-1's Corin Nemec and Angel's Charisma Carpenter (filmed in Lousianna).

Courtesy of Syfy, a video trailer for the movie:

House of Bones - Sneak Peek : Syfy Original Movie

Watch a sneak peek from the Syfy original movie "House of Bones." Movie premieres January 16 9/8C.

From Bullet Films:

Directed By: Jeffery Lando

Starring: Charisma Carpenter, Marcus Brown, Collin Galyean, Ricky Wayne.

A cheesy reality television show about haunted houses is being filmed at an old plantation home. Although the producers initially deny claims from their psychic special guest Heather (Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Charisma Carpenter) that this house is actually haunted, a series of mysterious events suggests otherwise. Missing persons, inexplicable sightings of ghosts, and the deaths of the crew not only prove that this house is haunted, but seems to be alive. When pompous show host Quentin (Corin Nemec of Stargate SG-1) arrives to the house, he is warned of the happenings and attempts to save his colleagues. Trapped inside by the house itself, the remaining producers and crew must learn of the house’s gruesome past in order to defeat the evil forces and escape the house alive.

Stargate Universe - Actor Peter Kelamis Answers Your Questions!

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for December 29, 2009:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update and to see a full size of the photo below of Peter standing within the SGU stargate.)

Actor Peter Kelamis and the Destiny's stargate (photo courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi)

Actor Peter Kelamis Answers Your Questions!

Today, it gives me great pleasure to turn this blog over to actor Peter Kelamis, Stargate: Universe’s Dr. Adam Brody, for what I hope will be the first of many cast Q&A’s. I remember Peter from way back when he first graced graced the Stargate franchise with his presence, guest-starring as the fleet-footed Dr. Langham in SG-1’s Smoke and Mirrors. Today, he spends less time being clothes-lined by Jaffas and more time exploring the vast outer reaches of space alongside the rest of his fellow unlikely crewmembers aboard Destiny. Which, I’m sure, is the way he’d prefer it.

Anyway, a big thank you to Peter who has taken time off from his very demanding twittering schedule to swing by and spend time with us. And, to everyone else – enjoy…

A brief excerpt:

Edith writes: “Question for Peter K – hello! I’m enjoying the changes in the relationship between your character and Robert Carlyle’s character. My question concerns keeping the timeline of such changes straight as an actor. Is this easier to do in a tv show which at least is filmed episode by episode, rather than in a film, where scenes will be shot in the most convenient order?
In addition, so much of this show hangs on the people and the relationships – has this been as satisfying as I am imagining it might have been?”
PK: It truly is satisfying. This show is very relationship based, possibly more than previous incarnations of the series. And watching those relationships develop over time is as rewarding to the actor as it is to the people following the story.

It is much easier to keep timelines in your head on TV as opposed to movies but you have to be on your toes…I was educated on that fact while being directed by Peter DeLuise…I showed up on set and he asked me where Brody last appeared in the script and where he will appear next? I was stumped for a minute and was embarrassed to say that I had a pretty good overall idea, but didn’t have an exact answer….I have never made that mistake since…a lesson well learned. Thanks Peter!

Stargate Universe - SciFi Wire: Ming-Na Interview

At SciFi Wire:

(Please follow the link for the complete interview at SciFi Wire.)

Why SGU's Ming-Na was surprised to play Stargate's first lesbian

By Kathie Huddleston
ON 12/29/09

Actress Ming-Na's character, Camile Wray, seemed destined to be little more than an underused troublemaker on Stargate Universe. Then, in a pivotal episode, "Life," we discovered that she is a lesbian who has an awful lot to lose by being stuck on the Destiny with no way back to Earth. Ming-Na's character suddenly had depth and was far more than a recurring IOA bitch.

That episode was followed up by "Justice," which left Camile in charge of the ship when Col. Young was accused of murder. "It seemed in the beginning they had her a little bit ambiguous, not certain what her intentions are ... Is she one of the good guys? Bad guys? I think it was a lovely way to slowly reveal a character. For me it was a joy to discover all those elements about her. It's almost just like reading a good novel," said Ming-Na (Mulan, ER).

That novel is unfolding in the most interesting ways, especially when it comes to her character's revelation that Camile's long-time partner on Earth, Sharon (Reiko Aylesworth), is obviously the love of her life...