Friday, July 9, 2010

Stargate Universe - Show Patrol: Brian J. Smith of 'SGU' 'gates to 'Orient Express'

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Brian J. Smith of 'SGU' 'gates to 'Orient Express'

by Curt Wagner on 07.09.10

Brian J. Smith planned to relax in New York City after he finished filming the first season of "Stargate Universe" last winter.

Before he knew it, he had booked passage on the Orient Express. Well, actually he landed a part in the latest adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," which premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday on PBS (WTTW in Chicago).
"It came completely out of the blue," Smith told me this week during a break in shooting S2 of "SGU" in Vancouver. "I think I was in New York for like five days when my agent called ... I was really intrigued by the character."

Smith plays Hector MacQueen, the multi-lingual assistant to hateful American businessman. They board the Orient Express and cross paths with the famed detective Hercule Poirot--and with murder. (Of course I'm not going to tell you any more about it!)

Brian J. Smith as Hector McQueen

Stargate Atlantis - PropWorx: Video Blog: Atlantis Expedition Logo

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Video Blog: Atlantis Expedition Logo

July 9, 2010 by David Read

This week’s exclusive Propworx video features a close-up look at the Atlantis expedition logo from the administrator’s office, seen from Seasons Two through Five of Stargate Atlantis!

This exquisite piece is the only one of its kind, and sat behind the desk of Dr. Elizabeth Weir, Colonel Samantha Carter, and Richard Woolsey.

This piece will be featured in our live auction, exclusively from Propworx.

Robert Picardo: Video: "The Legends of Nethiah" Official Trailer

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"The Legends of Nethiah" Official Trailer

"The Legends of Nethiah" Official Trailer. Directed by Russ Emanuel, produced by Howard Nash, and starring Robert Picardo (Wonder Years, Star Trek: Voyager, Stargate Atlantis), John Heard (Home Alone, P.J.), Theresa Russell (Spiderman 3), and introducing Jeremiah Sayys, Jared Young, Julie Michaels, Laura Covelli, and Jilon Ghai.

Eureka - USA Weekend: Colin Ferguson Interview

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Colin Ferguson talks ‘Eureka’ season premiere and reboot

July 9th, 2010 by Brian Truitt

Colin Ferguson is living a charmed life. If only he could take advantage of all of it. The Eureka star is getting all sorts of offers for directing other shows’ episodes, but being a producer this year on his Syfy series, as well as directing an episode in Eureka’s fourth season (premiering tonight), Ferguson just doesn’t have the time. It’s just as well since Eureka — which is “definitely a well-oiled machine at this point,” Ferguson says — is in for some MAJOR changes and a definite show reboot starting with tonight’s episode. The town of Eureka, a haven for genius scientists and their wacky inventions and discoveries, is celebrating its Founder’s Day, and Sheriff Jack Carter (Ferguson) and other townsfolk wind up back in 1947, where they run into a military outfit and one of those Eureka founders, Dr. Trevor Grant (played by former Battlestar Galactica mainstay James Callis). Ferguson is on vacation and spending some time visiting his parents near Toronto before heading to Comic-Con in a couple weeks, but he called in Wednesday to chat about what this season holds for him and what he has in common with the canine population. Read below for our Q&A (WARNING: Spoilery bits ahead, so you may want to hold off reading till after tonight’s episode).


A brief excerpt:

What I like about Carter is even though we’ve had three seasons of scientific nuttiness, he still has that youthful enthusiasm for all the things going on around him. Does that cross over for you in terms of enthusiasm for something new from the writers every episode?
It comes from both of us. I think that’s what they saw in me that they see in themselves real well. I’ve always been compared to a dog as a person: “You’re just so like a dog!” Because I am. I’m loyal and I do my thing, and at the same time you’re just like, “What’s that?!” I’m always game for whatever’s going on. I know it comes for me very naturally, and the writers are always so excited. Even if it’s a terrible idea — because sometimes they are, right? — they’re like, “We got this idea! It’s going to be great! There’s this little button and it sticks in your neck…” And we’re going, “That’s a terrible idea!” Everyone is very giving with their enthusiasm and that’s very genuine.

Eureka - SciFi Wire: 10 developments will change everything on Eureka (spoilers)

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10 developments will change everything on Eureka (spoilers)

By Kathie Huddleston
ON 07/09/10

On tonight's season four premiere of Syfy's Eureka, everything will change for our heroes, said Eureka's creator and executive producer Jaime Paglia in an exclusive interview. And don't expect things to go back to normal anytime soon. The repercussions from "Founder's Day" will follow the characters all season long.

To get the scoop about the new season, we talked to Paglia, and the show's stars, Colin Ferguson, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and new regular James Callis about the game-changing season premiere, why dinosaurs might be visiting Eureka, and why James Callis feels like he's living in an alternate universe...


Haven - Give My My Remote: Emily Rose Interview

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HAVEN Star Emily Rose on Stephen King, Love Triangles and Kicking Butt

July 9, 2010 by Marisa

Syfy debuts its newest series, HAVEN, tonight (July 9) and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Emily Rose plays Agent Audrey Parker, who is sent to Haven, Maine on a case where things aren’t exactly as they seem– and that includes her own mysterious past.


Emily Rose

A brief excerpt:

Audrey also gets kicked around a fair deal in the pilot. Will the supernatural elements of Haven continue to get the best of her?
Yeah, I think that’s the great thing about the story is Audrey sort of finds herself getting batted around by these supernatural things that are happening in Haven. I can speak honestly here about the weather [you see on the show]– that’s reality. I deal with that on a daily basis: wind and rain and freezing temperatures. It’s always a challenge. They should have an acting school– a class– where they change the temperature in the room every five minutes because to do your scenes with all those changing elements…wind machines and leaves. And I had to do a scene in the pilot for the [big] storm and they were literally throwing clumps of dirt at my face. I was going, “I don’t know how to do this!” But yeah, I think you will see Audrey grappling with the powers in Haven and we’ll try and figure out what to do with them.


Stargate Universe - San Diego Comic Con Friday July 23 Schedule

San Diego Comic Con just released their FridayJuly 23 schedule:

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10:30-11:30 Stargate Universe

— Follow your Destiny. Catch the Syfy Stargate Universe panel, featuring Robert Carlyle (Dr. Nicholas Rush), David Blue (Eli Wallace), Ming Na (Camile Wray), and Louis Ferreira (Colonel Everett Young), moderated by Robert Cooper (series co-creator). Ballroom 20


Louis Ferreira, Robert Caryle, and Ming Na

Stargate Universe - SFX Magazine: Video: Alaina Huffman Interview

Courtesy of SFX Magazine:

EXCLUSIVE Stargate Universe Video Interviews – Day Five


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!

For your final batch of interviews we have another video from the charming Lou Diamond Phillips, this time discussing what it’s like to work with the rest of the Stargate Universe cast. Keeping him company is Alaina Huffman – the Destiny’s reluctant doctor rather fittingly sitting in the infirmary to discuss her character, and wearing an outfit we’ll probably never see Tamara Johansen (TJ for short) wearing on the show… alas!

Stargate Universe Interview -- Lou Diamond Phillips (2)

The Stargate actor talks about the rest of the cast

Stargate Universe interview Alaina Huffman

The actress who plays Tamara Johansen - TJ

Stargate Universe - Vancouver Sun: B.C. is a 'sci-fi capital'

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Visual effects Emmy nominations show B.C. is a 'sci-fi capital'

By John Mackie, Vancouver Sun July 9, 2010

The Vancouver film industry has become a hotbed for visual effects. Thursday, four of the five Emmy nominees for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series were for programs produced here.

Photo of Mark Savela (center) courtesy of Joseph Mallozzi's blog

"It certainly shows how high the quality of work is here in Vancouver," said Mark Savela, the visual effects supervisor for Stargate Universe.

"Everybody is super stoked. It's quite the sci-fi capital. All the major sci-fi shows have really been shot here: the Stargate franchise for 14 years, Battlestar [ Galactica] was shot here, you've got V, Fringe. The list of cool science-fiction shows up here is just incredible..."

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