Monday, July 5, 2010

Stargate Universe - Collider: Remi Aubuchon Exclusive Interview

At Collider:

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Executive Producer Remi Aubuchon Exclusive Interview PERSONS UNKNOWN

by Christina Radish Posted: July 5th, 2010

From Academy Award-winning writer Christopher McQuarrie and executive producers Heather McQuarrie and Remi Aubuchon, Persons Unknown is NBC’s one-hour mystery drama, in which a group of seven strangers must come together to solve the puzzle of their lives.

All of them have been taken from their families and have arrived in a deserted town with no recollection of how they got there, and they must rely on each other to get out. While being held hostage, the strangers are constantly watched by security cameras with no idea who or what is behind them, and every attempt to leave is thwarted by unforeseen circumstances. At every turn, these strangers are threatened physically, psychologically and emotionally.

Showrunner Remi Aubuchon recently talked exclusively to Collider about developing the 13-episode series, figuring out how to gradually reveal the show’s mysteries to viewers and what he loves about the sci-fi/mystery genre. He also promises that fans will be freaked out by the end and that they’ll never see it coming.


Photo of Remi Abuchon courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog

A brief excerpt:

... What is your involvement with “Stargate Universe”? Are you on that as a writer?
Remi: I’m on it as a writer and a consulting producer. I’ve always liked that show, and I was happy that they were looking for an extra person. It seemed like a good match. I’m having a blast.

... As a producer and a writer, how much can you take on at one time, before you start to feel overwhelmed?
Remi: I have found that I can definitely do two things at once. If I can schedule them properly, I can even try to squeeze in three. After that, I’m gone. I once had a year where I was writing two pilot scripts, working on a show and supervising another writer doing a pilot, and I was afraid, during the whole time, that I was going to piss someone off, and I ended up actually really making myself crazy and mad.

So, I’ve decided that my ideal is two things at once. With that, I’m pretty happy. I’m working on “Stargate Universe” and I do have two pilots that I’m writing for next year, but I’ve told everybody that I have to spread them out. I’ll be done with “Stargate Universe” in October, and I’ll be delivering one pilot script by the end of the year, and then another script by the first of the year. That’s how I’ve done it.

I’ve also been doing this for awhile now. Early in my career, I was just afraid that no one would hire me again, so I wanted to do whatever it was that was brought before me. Now, I’m a little more discerning and want to do things well, one at a time. That’s easier for me.

The Big Bang Theory - TV Guide Magazine: Video: Cover Shoot with TV Guide Magazine!

Courtesy of TV Guide Magazine's You Tube channel:

The Big Bang Theory Cover Shoot with TV Guide Magazine!

Dress up for Comic-Con with The Bing Bang cast Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar on their cover shoot with TV Guide Magazine!

Stargate / MacGyver - Richard Dean Anderson: Video - 3 Zaxby's Commercials

Courtesy of Zaxby's:

Zaxby's is a chicken fast food restaurant chain in the SE section of the United States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, their web site is featuring six new video commercials, three with Stargate SG-1/MacGyver star Richard Dean Anderson, and three videos with Cheers' star, John Ratzenberger.

Zaxby's Commercial Number One

Zaxby's Commercial Number Two

Appearing with Mr. Anderson is actor Pete Handelman

Zaxby's Commercial Number Three

Stargate Universe - SFX Magazine: Exclusive Video - David Blue Interview

Courtesy of SFX Magazine:

EXCLUSIVE Stargate Universe Video Interviews – Day One

Interview by Jayne Nelson

Season one of Stargate Universe hits DVD and Blu-ray this week and, to celebrate, we’re hosting an exclusive series of interviews with the cast filmed on the set of the Destiny!

Today we meet David Blue, who gives us the dish on his character, Eli – who we suspect is supposed to represent the geek in all of us… Needless to say, we like him. (Oh, and anyone looking for season two spoilers? We were on set all day and didn’t learn a thing. It’s extra super-special Top Secret, guys!)

Stargate Universe David Blue Interview (1)

Stargate star talks about the fans

Stargate Universe David Blue Interview (2)

David Blue talks about his character

David Nykl Video: The Beast of Bottomless Lake Trailer

Courtesy of Provost Pictures You Tube channel:

The Beast of Bottomless Lake - Trailer 1

Life is a beast... Until you find one.

The Beast of Bottomless Lake cast includes Raymond E. Bailey, Kennedy Goodkey, Roger Haskett, Leanne Jijian Hume, Bronwen Smith and Stargate Atlantis' David Nykl.

Stargate Universe - TV Guide Online: Ask Matt (Roush) July 5 '10

At TV Guide Online's Ask Matt (Roush) for July 5, 2010:

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Ask Matt: Summertime TV, Post-Damages Woe, and More!

Jul 5, 2010
by Matt Roush

... Question: I have a kvetch about the Syfy network's current nightly programming. I keep tuning to Syfy hoping to see fairly new episodes of current hits like Eureka or classic episodes of Battlestar, but instead huge blocks of Syfy's schedule are dominated by gross-out horror films or, worse, cheap CGI horror. Syfy relegates syndicated cult faves like The X-Files and Star Trek to sporadic daytime blocks, while their nightly programming relies on bad horror films. I don't equate science fiction with backpackers getting mauled by Dinosharks and Octospiders, and I'd much rather see classic X-Files than another bad monster movie filmed in the Ukraine. 

New Syfy shows like Caprica and Warehouse 13 could benefit from repeat primetime airings, but Syfy's programmers are more apt to reach for severed arms and flying piranhas than repeats of Stargate Universe. Do you have any insight on why Syfy has been so parsimonious with its own critically acclaimed shows in favor of schlocky horror flicks? Why is Syfy robbing their new shows of much needed primetime exposure?—Stephanie
Matt Roush: I admit I don't pay a great deal of attention to channels like Syfy except on the nights when it airs original series I may be inclined to watch (like Warehouse 13, which premieres a new season this Tuesday, and Fridays, where Eureka will be returning alongside the unfortunate Haven). You make a good point that it would behoove Syfy (or at least enhance its reputation) by giving its signature shows more of a spotlight throughout the week (and months of hiatus), but clearly the programmers have found the mix of sensational reality and Z-grade horror flicks to suit their business needs. Otherwise, why go there? Could also be a licensing issue with some shows that limit the number of times they can be repeated, but where the classics like X-Files are concerned, it's also possible that they've exhausted much of their shelf life for now. At least where the bottom line is concerned.


Stargate Universe - Joseph Mallozzi's Blog: Questions for Lou Diamond Phillips?

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog update for July 5, 2010:

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Happy 4th of July! Lou Diamond Phillips wants to hear from you! September’s Book of the Month Club pick! Mailbag!


... Next – another big guest blogger announcement! Today, I start gathering questions for the one and only ...

Actor, foodie, twitterer, and occasional Iron Chef judge Lou Diamond Phillips! Start posting your questions for one of the nicest guys in the biz [at the link above]!

... Mailbag:

... irishpete writes: “hey,you posted a pic of a guy in a grey suit,well thanks to my detective-esque abilities and the special features on sgu season 1 dvd i know that you used grey suit guy to help make the blue aliens. . .so does this mean that we’ll see the blue aliens again or is it some new cgi alien?”
Answer: Clever detective work. New aliens or old? You’ll find out early in season 2.