Stargate star Robert Picardo has a very busy upcoming schedule, according to reports from all over the Internet. In a fan Q&A hosted by Atlantis executive producer Joseph Mallozzi in his weblog, Picardo listed some of these projects: “I will be doing two movies: a scifi creature flick called The Awakened and a horror movie with Joe Dante called The Hole. I also will be performing with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra in an evening of Star Trek movie music co-hosted by John de Lancie. And I’m still doing post production on the first horror movie that I star in, Sensored. Check out the website, www.sensoredthemovie.com. I also have upcoming appearances in Bournemouth, England; Bonn, Germany; and Sydney and Brisbane, Australia; as well as a number of domestic ones.”
The Hole is schedule to start shooting next Monday, October 20, in Vancouver, according to Metro News, which reports, “According to imdb.com, the movie is about a pair of brothers who stumble upon ‘a mysterious hole in their basement that leads to the darkest corridors of their fears and nightmares.’ The project will be directed by Joe Dante, whose resumé comprises a lengthy list of sci-fi and horror films, and though little has been revealed about casting, Robert Picardo (Star Trek Voyager) has said that he will be involved.”
Picardo’s official website has that The Music of ‘Star Trek’ event will be on November 1 in Denver, Colorado. Although the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has performed this special program in the past, it will be the Colorado Symphony Orchestra that will perform at this particular event. From their website: “Erich Kunzel guest conducts the CSO and leads you to a far away galaxy with the music of Star Trek in a program featuring two stars from the TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind concert.”
As far as domestic convention appearances are concerned, Picardo is scheduled to appear at the United Fan Con November 21-23 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, along with fellow Stargate actor Morena Baccarin. Then, he’ll join stars from Star Trek and Corin Nemec from Stargate SG-1 at the upcoming Vulkon Indy Thanksgiving event in Indianapolis, Indiana, being held November 28-30.
Picardo’s official website also lists appearances at the Acme Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles on November 15 at 8 PM and at the Sci Fi Cafe for their New Year’s Eve Black and White Ball with Ethan Phillips (Neelix in Star Trek: Voyager) in Las Vegas on December 31 starting at 6:30 PM.
Picardo’s convention schedule for 2009 includes the Fifteenth Annual SF Ball in Bournemouth, England, from February 6-8; the Stargate Creation Con in Vancouver from April 2-5 with Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Joe Flanigan, Connor Trinneer, Teryl Rothery, Paul McGillion, Dan Shea, and N. John Smith; and the FedCon XVIII 2009 convention with Christopher Judge, Adam Baldwin, and Connor Trinneer in Bonn, Germany, from May 1-9.
From what Joseph Mallozzi has hinted in his weblog, Picardo will most likely return with the regular cast for the filming of the Stargate Atlantis movie that is currently being written by Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. Amanda Tapping said in a recent interview that she believed that the movie will be filmed in the late spring or early summer of 2009. The Sci Fi Channel will be airing the movie late in 2009 before it is committed to DVD by MGM.