Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stargate Universe - Diva Asia: Ming Na: I've never strived to be super famous

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Stargate Universe Ming Na: I've never strived to be super famous


Mon, Aug 02, 2010

by Germaine Lim

AGE is not kind to any actor. But that’s not the only factor working against 47-year-old US actress Ming-Na.

She is also a minority Asian American in white-dominated Hollywood.

Talk about a double whammy.

Macau-born Ming-Na, who moved to the US when she was four, admits that there are fewer roles “written specifically for us as Asian characters” in Hollywood.

Speaking to The New Paper over the phone from Vancouver, she said: “There will always be limitations. But I’ve never strived to be super famous.

“I just love my work and feel blessed to get a part I like. Careers like (The Golden Girls veteran actress) Betty White’s are few and far between.

“Seventy per cent of my characters have not been written for Asians, like Camile Wray (in US sci-fi TV series Stargate Universe). I’ll just keep acting because it pays the bills and keeps me busy...”

Stargate Atlantis / SG-1 - Syfy Schedule for week Aug 2 '10

From Syfy's schedulebot:

STARGATE ATLANTIS - 5pm Weekday Rotation


Aug 3 The Defiant One - Guest stars include James Lafazanos, Richard Cox, Paul Magel and Joseph May.


Aug 4 Hot Zone - Guest stars include Paul McGillion, Craig Veroni, David Nykl and Dean Marshall.


Aug 5 Sanctuary - Guest stars include Paul McGillion, Robert Thurston, Craig Veroni and Leonor Varela.


Aug 6 Before I Sleep - Guest stars include Gildart Jackson, Matthew Walker, Paul McGillion, Craig Veroni, Melia McClure and David Nykl.

STARGATE ATLANTIS - Syfy Friday Rotation


Aug 6 01:00A Adrift - Guest stars include Torri Higginson, Jewel Staite, David Nykl, Michael Beach, Bill Dow, Linda Ko and Chuck Campbell.

STARGATE SG-1 - 6pm Weekday Rotation


Aug 3 Children Of The Gods - Pt 1 - Stargate SG-1's premiere episode! - Guest stars include Jay Acovone, Vaitiare Bandera, Robert Wisden, Peter Williams, Brent Stait, Gary Jones, Alexis Cruz, Colin Lawrence and Eric Schneider.


Aug 4 Children Of The Gods - Pt 2


Aug 5 Emancipation - Guest stars include - Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Jorge Vargas, Soon-Tek Oh and Crystal Lowe.


Aug 6 The Broca Divide - Guest stars include Teryl Rothery, Gary Jones, Steve Makaj and Gerard Plunkett.

Stargate episode graphics courtesy of GateWorld.

Stargate Universe - GateWorld: Podcast #98 - The Science of SGU

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GateWorld Podcast: The Science of SGU


Visit the GateWorld Podcast page for more about the show!

Is it conceivable to power a ship with the stars themselves? Are alien lifeforms like the dust devil and the blue “Space” aliens really evolutionary possibilities? And how does faster-than-light travel work? This week on the GateWorld Podcast we examine the science of Stargate Universe, with a special guest expert on hand to discuss how the television series lines up with real-world science. Astronomer and science fiction writer Diane Turnshek joins David and Darren to talk about all this, and more.

It’s the first of our final three shows of the summer! Stay tuned next week for our discussion of Ancient history, followed by the 100th Episode Bash on August 4.

Warehouse 13 - Syfy: Video - '13.1' Episode Trailer

Courtesy of Syfy:

13.1 - Next Episode - Warehouse 13

Eureka's Fargo (Neil Grayston) visits the Warehouse for a tech upgrade with unexpected consequences.