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Q&A: 'Firefly' star Jewel Staite on Reavers, 'V', and Clooney

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 23rd 2010 11:34PM


Being a cast member of Joss Whedon's space western 'Firefly' pretty much means you have a standing invitation to Wizard World Toronto Comic Con. Jewel Staite, who played tomboy Kaylee Frye, has RSVP'ed for the Toronto event, from March 26 - 28.

This gave us a great excuse to find out how she feels about being her own doppelganger, suspecting her bridesmaid Morena Baccarin of eating people, and playing video games on the big screen.

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Former Baywatch star is Conan the Barbarian

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 22nd 2010 10:00AM
Conan the BarbarianYes, I know what you're thinking... David Hasselhoff, right? No, I'm sorry. That is incorrect. The actor playing the title role in the upcoming Conan the Barbarian remake is television actor Jason Momoa, best known for his roles on Baywatch Hawaii and Stargate Atlantis.

If Momoa's most visible roles involve a franchise name followed by a location, then perhaps a better title for the flick would be Conan the Barbarian: Middle Earth. Even better, they could have Conan the Barbarian: New Jersey. I'm just saying.

Mind you, there have been rumors for years about a remake or continuation of the Conan movies. If I recall correctly, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was attached to the lead role at one point.

One can only wonder if the recent controversy surrounding another guy named Conan sparked this particular announcement at this time. Or maybe, as Doc Brown says, it could just be an amazing coincidence.

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Seven Ways to Make 'Stargate Universe' the Best Show on TV

by Jane Boursaw, posted Dec 4th 2009 9:00AM
Stargate Universe: David Blue as Eli WallaceThe latest installment of the 'Stargate' franchise, 'Stargate Universe,' seems to be faring well with viewers who have no history with the franchise, whereas longtime fans who started with the original 'Stargate' series and stuck with it through 'Stargate SG-1,' 'Stargate Atlantis' (as well as the many other videos and incarnations) are hoping for more.

While the show certainly has plenty of admirable attributes, there's always room for improvement. So we decided to help out the cast and crew with a few ideas that will not only make 'Stargate Universe' better, but make it the best show on TV right now. We know it's a tall order, but we're up for it.

Check out our ideas after the jump.

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Set Visit: Stargate Universe ups ante for veteran franchise

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 21st 2009 11:00AM
The starship Destiny is the home of the crew for Stargate Universe.The writers and producers of Syfy's Stargate Universe could've played it safe and got along just fine with their latest series.

After Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin's 1994 feature film from MGM, the series' first TV adaption (SG1) arrived in 1997. When you throw in the follow-up series, Infinity and Atlantis, the Stargate franchise has run on TV in one form or another for more than 12 years.

When the time came to invent the next step in the franchise, show-runners Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper could have trotted out more of the same and done perfectly well. Instead, they upped the ante -- bringing a bigger budget and updated production techniques to Stargate Universe.

MGM and Syfy welcomed journalists to Vancouver's Bridge Studios to explore the show's starship Destiny set and discover how this series cruises beyond its successful predecessors.

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Stargate vet joins HBO fantasy pilot

by Mike Moody, posted Oct 19th 2009 5:06PM
jason momoa game of thrones stargate atlantis HBO has added another cast member to its upcoming Game of Thrones pilot, based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire. Stargate Atlantis alum Jason Momoa has been cast as Drogo, a powerful warlord who has never been defeated in battle.

This sounds like the perfect role for the hulking 6' 4" actor, best known as SGA's resident Wraith killin' badass, Ronon Dex. Hopefully, Momoa's potential Game of Thrones schedule won't keep him from appearing in the proposed Stargate Atlantis DVD movie/telefilm.

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Q&A: Lou Diamond Phillips Talks 'Stargate: Universe'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Oct 1st 2009 11:55PM


He's played a 50s rocker, a lot of cops, a federal agent, Native Americans, a gunslinger, and the list goes on and on. Following a film and television career that has spanned over 20 years, Lou Diamond Phillips has become a familiar face. Now, he stands on the verge of nerd superstardom when he takes the role of Colonel David Telford on 'Stargate: Universe', the latest incarnation of the 'Stargate' franchise.

AOL TV Canada spoke with Phillips about his lengthy career, his foray into the world of sci-fi, and his intergalactic sex scene.

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Gone Too Soon: Firefly

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 14th 2009 11:02AM
Firefly
When I first started exploring this project, there were a few shows that I knew were going to be important to hit. This is the first of those. Firefly was Joss Whedon's sci-fi western series. The show mustered disappointing ratings in its short eleven-episode run on FOX.

Since then it's gone on to near mythic cult status. There was such an outcry of support from its loyalists, the Browncoats, over its cancellation that the producers made a feature film sequel. That movie, Serenity, answered a lot of questions about the future fate of the cast. Unfortunately, like the television series, it couldn't find quite enough people to show up and tune in to warrant a sequel. Nevertheless, the few morsels of Firefly we did get are enough to prove that this is one of the most innovative and enjoyable series ever to hit the airwaves.

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New SG-1 and Atlantis movies aren't coming anytime soon

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 12th 2009 8:03PM
stargate atlantis cast... At least that's what Stargate producer Robert C. Cooper is saying. Cooper has written scripts for another Stargate SG-1 DVD movie and the first Stargate Atlantis flick, but those projects are on the back burner for now. Cooper and MGM are focusing on the launch of Syfy's Stargate Universe before those movie scripts go into production. Oh, and the sh*tty economy isn't helping either.

"We're just waiting for the right opportunity. We want to be successful with it. The studio wants to be successful, and we really don't want to proceed with something in the wrong climate, which I think financially it is right now," Cooper told Sci Fi Wire.

I'm looking forward to Stargate Universe, but I'd love to see the franchise continue releasing DVD movies every few years. Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum were great and they sold well on DVD, but projected DVD sales for new projects aren't looking good these days.

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Stargate's Dr. Beckett to guest star on Sanctuary

by Mike Moody, posted Jul 21st 2009 5:00PM
paul mcgillion syfy stargate atlantis sanctuaryStargate Atlantis alum Paul McGillion has signed on to guest star on Syfy's Sanctuary. The actor, who played Dr. Carson Beckett, and later played Dr. Beckett's clone (it's complicated), on Atlantis will appear in the final two episodes of Sanctuary's second season. McGillion will play "Wexford," a character he played in the original Web series version of Sanctuary. The show's second season kicks off Oct. 9.

This news might get me to start watching Sanctuary regularly again. It's not a bad show, but it never really hooked me. Like Warehouse 13, the procedural elements of the show felt tedious, and I never really connected to any of the characters.

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TV on DVD: Week of June 30

by Janine LoGelfo, posted Jun 30th 2009 6:00AM
Here are the highlights of this week's DVD releases. Enjoy!

'Entourage' (The Complete Fifth Season)


What This Season Is About: Vince (Adrian Grenier) and Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) are hiding out beachside in Mexico after the failure of 'Medellin.' Ari (Jeremy Piven) and Eric (Kevin Connolly) begin plotting Vince's rise back to the top, resulting in Vince getting cast in Martin Scorcese's version of 'The Great Gatsby.'

Why You Should Check It Out: Stellan Skarsgard, Jason Patric and Gus Van Sant guest star, as well as Jamie-Lynn Sigler, who plays herself in a recurring role as Turtle's new girlfriend.

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Battlestar, Stargate cast members heading to Warehouse 13

by Mike Moody, posted May 29th 2009 12:03PM
battlestar galactica michael hogan, tricia helfer, warehouse 13With Battlestar Galactica and The Sarah Connor Chronicles now gone, I'll be looking to Warehouse 13 for my summer sci-fi fix. Thankfully, it looks like a pretty cool show. I like the concept, and I'm digging the Whedonesque vibe of the Sci Fi Channel's latest preview clip and the show's official trailer.

Now I have another reason to tune in. Actually, I have four more reasons. The show will be loaded with great geek-friendly guest stars, including BSG's Michael Hogan, Tricia Helfer and Whdeonverse vet Mark Sheppard. Stargate Atlantis alum Joe Flanigan will also appear on the show.

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Stargate vets Anderson and Shanks to appear in Universe

by Mike Moody, posted Apr 8th 2009 7:01PM
stargate universe richard dean andersonSyFy's Stargate Universe will kick off with help from two familiar faces this fall. Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks will reprise their Stargate: SG-1 roles in the series premiere of Universe, which is billed as a darker, character driven sci-fi show.

Shanks' appearance will be a one-time cameo, according to consulting producer Joseph Mallozzi. Anderson, however, will make multiple guest appearances in Universe in addition to showing up in the two-hour premiere. The actor said he would make "slim appearances" in the first "half dozen" episodes or so.

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Here's what we know about the Stargate Atlantis series finale - VIDEO

by Mike Moody, posted Jan 6th 2009 10:03AM


The Wraith attack Earth, a major character may or may not bite it, and it's frakkin' awesome.

Well, it's pretty good for something reportedly produced in a rush. According to Gateworld, the producers of Stargate Atlantis learned about the show's cancellation during the shooting of "Identity," the third-to-last episode of the current season. They were forced to scrap ideas for a sixth season and make this Friday's season ender, "Enemy at the Gate," the series finale.

Clips and moderate spoilers after the jump.

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What to Watch Friday, Jan. 2

by Kim Potts, posted Jan 2nd 2009 5:00AM
Lipstick Jungle'Lipstick Jungle'
(9PM, NBC)
In the penultimate episode of the show's second -- and potentially final -- season, designer Victory tries to come up with the perfect way to propose to Joe.

But her pals are in less romantic states, as Wendy finds out that hubby Shane is still considering going on tour with pop star Natasha Bedingfield (who guests), which would put a cramp in Wendy's personal and professional lives.

Nico, meanwhile, is still planning parenthood for her future, but her quest may be derailed by her ongoing struggle to get recognition at work and by her growing friendship with the boss -- very handsome boss -- Griffin.


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On the 5th day of Festivus, TV gave to me...

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 19th 2008 1:01PM
Pushing Daisies
... five canceled shows.

Some shows, like critical darlings The Shield and Battlestar Galactica, are allowed to end gracefully; major story arcs are wrapped up and fans are left satisfied. Others are yanked from network schedules like unsightly weeds from a rose garden.

The networks yanked a number of shows off the air this season. Most of them, like The Ex List, probably deserved the axe, but there were four that deserved more time to develop an audience and one that I'm really gonna miss. In no particular order, they are:

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