You might be interested in these news tidbits and announcements that have been noted on this editor’s calendar and notebook for this week. If you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below. We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week.
|Monday, September 27||Today Michael Shanks Online launches its 6th Annual MSOL Auction, a charity drive for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The auction will run for several weeks. To-date, the auction and other MSOL drives have collected $106,855.34 U.S. since April 2005.|
|Tuesday, September 28||Stargate Universe Season Two premieres tonight at 9 PM ET on Syfy! Starting off the day and leading up to the premiere of “Intervention”, Syfy will be showing a marathon of Season One episodes starting at 8 AM ET! Look for details below.|
|Wednesday, September 29||SGU’s “Incursion Part 1” and “Incursion Part 2” will start on Sky2 in the UK at 9 PM.|
|Thursday, September 30|
|Friday, October 1||SGU premieres in Australia at 8:30 PM on Sci Fi.
SGU premieres at 10 PM ET on Space in Canada.
|Saturday, October 2||Lou Diamond Phillips will be playing poker for charities in Southern California in the 5th Annual Monte Carlo Night.|
|Sunday, October 3|
News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups
- Corin Nemec – Apologies to Corin Nemec fans! He was in the Supernatural season six premiere—albeit briefly—and we didn’t know! But, IMDb has his next appearance listed for this week’s episode, “Two and a Half Men”, so tune in to see Nemec in his new recurring role as Christian Campbell, the Winchester boys’ third cousin on their mother’s side who is also a hunter. [original story]
- Mitch Pileggi – Mitch Pileggi is also expected to return in this week’s episode of Supernatural as the Winchester boys’ resurrected grandfather Samuel Campbell.
- Robert C. Cooper – He didn’t win the Directors Guild of Canada award for SGU’s “Human”. Instead, the award went to Adrienne Mitchell for Durham County – “Little Lost Children”.
- Joe Flanigan – Filming for his backdoor pilot Best Laid Plans (aka Change of Plans) ends today, September 26. Make sure to visit his Twitter for updates about the project.
Stargate Universe Press
- Syfy Season One Marathon (September 28; all times ET):
- 8 AM: Earth
- 9 AM: Life
- 10 AM: Justice
- 11 AM: Space
- 12 PM: Divided
- 1 PM: Faith
- 2 PM: Human
- 3 PM: Lost
- 4 PM: Sabotage
- 5 PM: Pain
- 6 PM: Subversion
- 7 PM: Incursion Part 1
- 8 PM: Incursion Part 2
- Cast Interviews (Possible Spoilers):
- Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferriera, Alaina Huffman– The Province: Idea of isolation from Earth drew Robert Carlyle to Stargate Universe role.
- Brad Wright – The Province: Brace for reveal time in the new Stargate season.
- Ming-Na, Lou Diamond Phillips – Digital Spy:Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na (‘Stargate Universe’), Daemon’s TV: Ming-Na and Lou Diamond Phillips Talk STARGATE UNIVERSE, and The Examiner: ‘Stargate Universe’: Ming-Na, Lou Diamond Phillips talk new season.
- David Blue, Elyse Levesque – Digital Spy: ‘SGU’ star: ‘Eli will be more like Rush’ and Collider: David Blue and Elyse Levesque On Set Video Interview STARGATE UNIVERSE.
- Season Two – Spoilers for 2.17 “Common Descent”.
- SGU Set Tour – On the Stargate Universe Set… [Spoilers].
- SGU Hiatus Page – The page has been updated with “Intervention” promo and teaser videos from Syfy and MGM and also has several international premiere dates. Check it out!
It should be noted that whenever spoilers come out for SGU, they are placed in the episode guides in the Stargate Wiki without much fanfare here in the News Blog. To keep on top of such updates, visit the main page of the Stargate Wiki to see the “Recent Updates” list of links.
Solutions News Blog Round-Up
Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):
- Charity Auction Includes Lunch with Flanigan, Hewlett.
- Collider: Brad Wright Talks Stargates.
- Reminder: Mitch Pileggi in “Supernatural” Premiere Tonight (September 24).
- Production Still of Michael Shanks as Carter Hall.
- Stargate Universe Season Two Premiere Video.
Solutions LJ Companion Background Articles
Last week, we posted a few background articles in our LJ Companion that you might be interested in. The articles listed in this section don’t have a companion piece in our News Blog here:
- MGM and Syfy: Sneak Peeks into SGU 2.01 “Intervention”
- More Images of Shanks as Carter Hall in “Smallville”.
- Update on David Nykl.
For news as it happens, make sure to visit the Stargate Twitter Superfeed for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And don’t forget our new feature Beyond the Event Horizon, which consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1 and Atlantis.
Our LJ Companion has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits.
For the latest in convention appearances, which are subject to change, make sure to visit Stargate Actor Appearances.