Stargate Planner: Week of September 6-12

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 6 Today is Labor Day in the USA United Statesand Labour Day in Canada Canada

Dragon*Con concludes today in Atlanta. Scheduled guests of interest include Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, David Hewlett, Ben Browder, Corin Nemec, Paul McGillion, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Alaina Huffman, Rene Auberjonois, Morena Baccarin, Matthew Bennett, William B. Davis, John de Lancie, Lexa Doig, Aaron Douglas, Salli Richardson, Saul Rubinek, Armin Shimerman, Marina Sirtis, and Dean Stockwell. Schedules have a way of changing, so make sure to visit the con’s website for more up-to-date information.

Tuesday,   September 7
Wednesday, September 8 SGU’s “Faith” and “Human” will start on Sky2 in the UK at 9 PM.
Thursday,   September 9 The Toronto International Film Festival begins today and ends on September 19. Paul McGillion’s short A Fine Young Man makes its premiere, as well as one of the last films in which to see the late Maury Chaykin (SG-1’s Nerus), Barney’s Version. Check the website for screening dates and times. EDITED TO ADD: “The world premiere of A Fine Young Man will take place Sept. 10, at 9:15 p.m., at the Isabel Bader Theatre, and will also be shown Sept. 11, at 1 p.m., at the Art Gallery of Ontario.” — The Standard.
Friday,   September 10 Today is Elyse Levesque‘s birthday!
Saturday, September 11 Today is Patriot Day United States
Sunday, September 12 HBO to preview Game of Thones at 8:40 PM ET (Source: GeekDad).

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • Joe Flanigan has completed the filming of the Syfy movie The Other Side in Ireland and is now in Toronto filming the backdoor pilot Best Laid Plans. Flanigan tweeted about the new project: “New project is a 2 hour backdoor/pilot about a young couple inheriting 5 adopted kids after the death of a friend, called ‘Best Laid Plans’.” … “I still play an AirForce pilot.” … “Just met cast. My 4 adopted children are more mature than I am. Need to put on game face and pretend to be my age.” Filming is scheduled to wrap September 26.
  • Beau Bridges didn’t take home the Emmy for his guest spot on The Closer. That honor went to another veteran actor, John Lithgow. (Lithgow just finished filming Rise of the Apes with Stargate star David Hewlett in Vancouver. Small world!)
  • Michael Shanks will be appearing in more than one episode of the upcoming final season of Smallville. His first episode is 10.02 “Shield” (story) which will premiere Friday, October 1, at 8 PM ET on the CW. The next episode is rumored to be 10.05 “Isis” on October 22. MSOL, the actor’s official website, reported that Shanks, while on-stage at the Chicago Stargate Con, stated that he will be appearing in the eleventh episode (title currently unknown). We’ll keep our eyes open for more news as the airings approach. Shanks is also still involved in the film project Red Riding Hood, which is scheduled to wrap on September 16.
  • John Scalzi didn’t take home the Hugo Award for which he had been nominated in the Best Novella category for The God Engines. Instead, the award went to Charles Stross for Palimpsest.

Stargate Universe Press

  • Season Two: “Seizure”Major Spoiler Update.
  • Set PicturesCurt Wagner of Show Patrol visited the sets of SGU and posted pictures on his Twitter.
  • Bill Y.W. Butt – Butt is a background actor who caught the attention of fans on Gateworld and became the object of the “Save the Balding Asian Guy (BAG) Campaign”. Executive producer Joe Mallozzi dedicated a post in his weblog to the actor to answer fan questions about his role as Dr. Vince Kwan, one of the scientists who stayed behind on the planet in the episode “Faith”.
  • Ming-NaThe Straits Times: Space Trouper.

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):

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:


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.