SGA S5 Spoilers: "Infection"


Sheppard and Lorne lead an investigation on a Wraith hive ship that is infected with something that causes its walls to melt away. Meanwhile, Keller must come up with a medical solution to a Wraith physiological problem.


Sheppard, Lorne, Lt. Williams (one of Lorne’s men), and Marines are aboard a Wraith hive ship. They are spread out, but in radio contact. With orders to report “anything unusual”, Lt. Williams immediately radios Lorne as soon as he sees a wall “melting”. As he approaches the wall to get a closer look, he is grabbed by a Wraith drone who isn’t wearing the normal bony mask. The Wraith drags Williams off, leaving his unfired weapon behind.

When Williams fails to continue his report, Lorne, Sheppard, and a Marine look for him at his last location, but only find his weapon. Lorne asks if this is cause for reinforcements to be sent from Atlantis.

Meanwhile, Keller is faced with working with Wraith physiology and “having the fate of the galaxy hang in the balance.” She is being encouraged by McKay, who manages to get her to smile. He even takes her hand in a gesture of encouragement.

Guest Characters

  • Major Lorne (Kavan Smith)
  • Todd (Christopher Heyerdahl)
  • Lt. Williams
  • Marine


From Joseph Mallozzi: “Alan preps Infection (in which Todd makes his return following the events of the mid-season two-parter).” (July 31, 2008)

  • Written by Alan McCullough
  • Directed by TBD


Little Pieces of the "Continuum"

Here are a few pieces of info about Stargate: Continuum that might be of interest:

  • Visit MovieWeb for two exclusive video interviews with Brad Wright and Ben Browder concerning the movie (and other interesting little tidbits).
  • Visit io9 for video interviews with Ben Browder and Amanda Tapping. (There’s a mention that both will be in the third Stargate SG-1 movie.)
  • Visit Sc Fi Pi for an interview with director Martin Wood.
  • Visit MGM for an interview with Amanda Tapping.
  • Pre-order the soundtrack at Joel Goldsmith’s Free Clyde website. The CD will be available August 12 for $19.95 plus S & H at $4.95 (Dom.) or $7.95 (Int.). From the website: “This exciting score has many highlights and is accompanied by an amazing 24-page full color booklet that includes articles by Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Martin Wood and Joel Goldsmith. Stargate fans will be inspired by the original artwork designed by the FreeClyde team and exclusive photography from the film. … First 100 Orders wil be signed by the composer.”
  • The movie is currently #3 in “Top Movies” and #1 in “Action/Adventure” at iTunes! Download your copy at $14.99. The movie will be available for rental download August 28.

Stargate: Continuum‘s DVD/Blu-ray release dates (if you know of other dates, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list):

  • July 29, 2008: North America
  • August 6, 2008: Australia
  • August 18, 2008: UK
  • September 10, 2008: France
  • September 10, 2008: Italy
  • September 12, 2008: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
  • October 27, 2008: Czech and Slovak Republic

[Thanks to nicolas for France’s release date and to heikki for Germany’s.]

MGM: Wright Says, "Hint. Hint. Hint. Hint."

Along the Continuum with Brad WrightPart 4 of the “Along the Continuum with Brad Wright” video interview series is now up at MGM’s Official Stargate website.

Wright said that he wanted Continuum to have “a classic Stargate feel” by bringing back the Goa’uld, especially Ba’al.

Wright’s response to the question about when people on Earth will find out about the Stargate: “Finding out about the Stargate has been a story that has always been at the back of my mind as a potential, big thing we could do, and I think it’s a big enough story to save it for a movie. Hint. Hint. Hint. Hint.”

Stargate: Continuum‘s DVD/Blu-ray release dates (if you know of other dates, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list):

  • July 29, 2008: North America
  • August 6, 2008: Australia
  • August 18, 2008: UK
  • September 10, 2008: Italy
  • October 27, 2008: Czech and Slovak Republic

[Thanks to Thor_sglegendnet for the release date for Italy and to marsel_sfg for the Czech and Slovak Republic’s.]

"Stargate: Continuum" Released in North America!

Join Solutions in celebrating the official release of Brad Wright’s Stargate: Continuum in North America! Now, fans can start enjoying the movie the way it was meant to be seen!

So far, this is what we have for our coverage:

Just as with Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Solutions plans to have a screencap gallery and a transcript available soon!

Other release dates known thus far (please let us know if you have other dates we can add to the list):

  • August 6, 2008: Australia
  • August 18, 2008: UK
  • ETA: September 10, 2008: Italy

Solutions Images, Video for Comic Con

A selection of 42 images of the Stargate events at Comic Con is now in our gallery. You can view them here!

Also below is a video of most of the introduction to the Continuum panel. It shows Brad Wright’s kind introductions of the actors, and also Ben Browder planting a kiss on the lips of Michael Shanks. Note Michael seems to take it in stride. The camera cut off before Martin Wood’s intro, unfortunately.

You can watch the entire Atlantis panel here at The Continuum panel is not up in its entirety yet that I know of.

There has been so much coverage of Stargate at Comic Con that it’s nearly impossible to reference all of it! But here are a few stories you might like to read, and some reference image galleries as well. You can bet those done by the professional media outlets are better than my shots from the fan seats. 🙂

Happy reading!

Stargate Hits Big at Comic Con

Another San Diego Comic Con, another huge suite of Stargate events! This year was especially big for Stargate in that Richard Dean Anderson attended for the first time ever, and there were 3 panels, not two: Stargate Continuum, Stargate Worlds, and Stargate Atlantis. Fans had to arrive by 7:15 am to get the best seats, a mere 3.5 hours before the panels began. By the time they started, over 4000 fans had filled Ballroom 20 once again.

Stargate Continuum

Brad Wright moderated the Continuum panel, and it was a rousing and fun affair. In attendance, in order of assigned seating, were Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Director Martin Wood, Michael Shanks, Ben Browder, Chris Judge, and Beau Bridges. It was lovely to note Wright introduced RDA as perhaps his closest friend, and Michael Shanks as personally his favorite actor in the world. RDA didn’t seem nervous at all and in fact seemed to behave exactly as “Jack”, playing dumb and not taking anything the least bit seriously. He was a hoot. It should also be noted that Ben Browder kissed Michael on the lips as he joined him on stage. Michael seemed to take this in stride.

The main news for SG-1 is that both a third movie and Stargate Universe are in development. That doesn’t mean either one has been green-lighted, but MGM has authorized Wright to work on them, especially the third movie. Note this differs from previous stories saying there would either be two more SG1 movies OR Stargate Universe, but not both. Perhaps it will be one of each. In any case Brad is starting to work on a story for the third movie.

Some outlets are reporting this last as major news, but the certainty doesn’t seem to be any more or less definite than it has been for 6 months now. Hmm.

Brad introduced a lovely tribute to Don S Davis. It showed clips of General Hammond talking about what his people and his position as General mean to him, and it was set to Joel Goldsmith’s score from Continuum. When the lights came up after the tribute, all the panelists were clearly moved to tears. RDA got things back on track with a whacky joke.

The panelists looked healthy and happy, in particular Beau Bridges who looks much younger with longer hair! Everyone has been keeping busy, most with acting and Ben with coaching high school pole vaulting this spring, and football coming up. He’s auditioning and writing, however. Chris Judge mentioned he was supposed to be a villain on the upcoming season of 24 but was “fired” for not being black enough, which seemed to refer to him not looking like he’s from Africa. That got a good laugh.

Everyone was excited by the premiere of Continuum with a few hundred fans on the deck of the US carrier Midway the night before. They are very proud of the film and what it represented, the chance to go to the Arctic and then work together again even after SG-1 was canceled. Several of the panelists talked about what a great experience it was working together over the years.

RDA didn’t do well with questions like “favorite episode” or “hardest episode”. He passed on hardest emotional scene, but then called the panel back to him to say it was when O’Neill dealt with the death of his son (“Cold Lazarus”). He said the kid died, how could there not be emotion? Otherwise he admitted he doesn’t remember what he filmed. But his favorite part of Continuum was filming in the Arctic, and his favorite part of that was that the toilet seats were frosted with ice and that his poop would freeze solid.

Stargate Worlds

The Stargate Worlds panel was next, hosted by the Cheyenne Mountain guys. Brad Wright participated too. I don’t pretend to understand all the lingo, like PvP, PvE, spawning, or arenas versus battlefields. What I got out of the panel very strongly was that the creators are really trying to make the game accessible to all Stargate fans regardless of previous gaming experience. There will be many modes of play from solo to team, from fighting to physics to archeology. There will be social networking aspects as well. Reviewers have said the game is like the 4th generation of on-line role-playing games, and goes beyond World of Warcraft in that it takes the social networking to the next level.

The game will be set right before Season 9, and those events had all taken place in the universe of the game. Playing the game will have the elements of an episode. The SG-1 characters will be there as mentors and gift givers to the player characters. The panelists mentioned having voiceovers, and I asked one of the guys afterward what this meant. He confirmed they will record the actors’ voices for the game! He said everyone has signed on, except that RDA might need some further convincing. This is new information to many of us and very welcome!

They confirmed the game is for Windows only now but expressed sympathy for Mac users and some hope that there could be a Mac version some day.

Stargate Worlds encourages fans to sign up to be beta testers and help stress the game. Their current projected release date for the game is “early 2009”.

Stargate Worlds is clearly a huge part of the franchise strategy this year. They have lots of bling, from tee-shirts to dog tags, and are key to the Stargate booth, which appears to be sponsored by MGM and Stargate Worlds. Oh, and some of the buses are painted with SG Worlds. I sense a pattern emerging.

Stargate Atlantis

The Atlantis panel was smaller in terms of panelists, with Martin Gero presiding and Joe Flanigan, Bob Picardo, Jewel Staite, and Sci Fi VP Chris Sanagustin on the panel. Martin Gero was especially pithy and quick-witted and added much humor to the affair. All the actors were in fine form and very positive about the show.

Answering about the future of the show on Sci Fi, Chris Sanagustin assured the audience that Atlantis will continue, if not as a series than in TV movies. This seemed a very diplomatic answer and did not exactly impart warm fuzzies about the prospect for a 6th season of Atlantis.

In a hint of a spoiler, Jewel Staite said her wish for Keller this season is to make a choice, and she does. I assume this refers to the Keller/McKay/Ronon love triangle, and based on other spoilers, it seems her choice will be McKay. But, that’s just speculation.

Beyond that, Robert Picardo expressed how much he enjoys the humrous aspect of Stargate and the way it sort of winks at the audience, in contrast to the seriousness of Star Trek. He said he feels a bit like he’s been let out of prison.

Joe Flanigan spoke about “Search and Rescue” being a difficult episode for him to shoot because they’d just come back from hiatus and also because he had a personal issue going on during filming [a/n: he might have been speaking about the death of his father, which occurred at the end of February.] He said when it happened, he went right back to work because that’s exactly where he wanted to be, with his friends and colleagues on set. He has moments of intense gratitude for getting to do this work that millions of people wish they could be doing.

Jewel noted that her character gets kidnapped in the woods many times. Martin pointed out that since they film in Vancouver, it’s hard for them to kidnap you anywhere else but the woods.

Everyone on the panel seems very excited about the upcoming Season 5 episode “The Shrine,” penned by Brad Wright. There are insights into Woolsey. Brad Wright’s favorite moment of the season so far is a scene between Sheppard and McKay in The Shrine, on a pier at night. The slashers in the audience cheered the implications of that one.

These are just some highlights of course. Check back for a more detailed report, or since video taping was allowed, it’s likely the panels will be on MGM, Sci Fi, and/or YouTube. We will be uploading a more complete gallery in the next few days, including close-ups from the autograph sessions!

Friday 07/25 Banners & Wallpapers

Today’s new Solutions banners are now in rotation on the main site and uploaded to the Gallery. Look out for a third Daniel and Sam banner, this one from Season 4. There are also banners for General George Hammond and Dr. Janet Fraiser.

In the Gallery, we have 4 new wallpapers for Daniel and Sam, 4 new SG-1 team wallpapers, and 1 new Season 4 Jack and Daniel wallpaper. You can check out the wallpapers here.

"Broken Ties": Pushing the Limits

Broken Ties

Tonight on the Sci Fi Channel in the United States at 10 pm ET/PT, the third episode of Season Five of Stargate Atlantis, “Broken Ties”, pushes Ronon to his limits after he is handed over to the Wraith by his former Satedan friend Tyre.

Tyre (Mark Dacascos) was last seen in Season Four’s “Reunion”. He’s a formidable warrior, but even strong warriors have breaking points. Having his life taken and given back to him repeatedly by a Wraith converted him into a Wraith worshipper, and now, Tyre thinks that Ronon will succumb as well. But Ronon defies the Wraith, “I’ll die before I submit.” Will he?

Preview Videos – Beware of Spoilers! –

Solutions Coverage –

[Episode still courtesy of Andreas of Repro Images.]

Pop Culture Zoo Attends "Continuum" Screening

Stargate: Continuum

There’s an entertaining report, complete with a photo gallery, from Joseph Dilworth Jr. of Pop Culture Zoo, about the “world premiere” screening of Brad Wright’s Stargate: Continuum at the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum in San Diego to coincide with this year’s Comic Con. The film, shown on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier, was attended by Richard Dean Anderson, “Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Beau Bridges, Cliff Simon, Martin Wood, Brad Wright, Martin Gero, Jewel Staite, Robert Picardo, Lexa Doig and, from the upcoming Stargate Worlds” MMORPG, Dan Elggren.”

Dilworth does let a few spoilers slip about the movie, but the majority of his report includes brief chit-chats with Dan Elggren, Richard Dean Anderson, Brad Wright, Cliff Simon, Christopher Judge, and Ben Browder. He also reported that Anderson and Wright were allowed to play in a flight simulator with some interesting results.

Visit Pop Culture Zoo: San Diego Comic Con 2008: ‘Stargate: Continuum’ World Premiere for more details (and some plot spoilers for the movie). Dilworth promises a complete review of the movie, about which he said, “By the way, this film really does deserve a big-scale premiere,” after the DVD and Blu-ray releases are available to the public on July 29 (in North America).

[Dryope on LJ is collecting celebrity pictures HERE.]

Gallery Update: 4 New Daniel and Vala Wallpapers

The Solutions Gallery has been updated with 4 new wallpapers featuring Daniel Jackson and Vala Mal Doran. The first two wallpapers show Daniel and Vala inhabiting Harrid and Sallis from Season 9’s Avalon Part 2. The second two wallpapers are promotional shots, one from Season 10’s Unending, the other from the official cast photography. Check out the new wallpapers here.