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, November 1|
|Tuesday, November 2||
Syfy: SGU 2.05 “Trial and Error” at 9 PM ET, with a repeat at 11 PM.
Sky1/UK: SGU 2.05 “Cloverdale” at 9 PM.
We’re in the process of trying to verify with MSOL whether or not tonight’s episode of the Cartoon Network’s Tower Prep is the one in which Michael Shanks has the role as Professor Literature. We were under the impression that the episode he appeared in was directed by Stargate alum Peter DeLuise, but the information in the IMDb record for tonight’s episode says differently. If you miss watching at 8 PM ET/PT, the show’s official website posts the episodes for later viewing online. [NOTE: MSOL has since confirmed that Michael’s episode is going to air on November 16.]
|Wednesday, November 3||Tonight is the Industry Gala for the 25th Annual Gemini Awards, and we’ll learn if our SGU nominees will be taking home their trophies:
|Thursday, November 4||SGU S1.5 returns to New Zealand on Prime TV at 8:30 PM with “Space”. [Thanks to ForestMaid for the tip!]|
|Friday, November 5||
Sci Fi/Australia: SGU 2.06 “Trial and Error” at 8:30 PM.
Space/Canada: SGU 2.06 “Trial and Error” at 10 PM ET.
Today is Corin Nemec‘s birthday!
The Official Stargate Convention will be in Los Angeles, California, this weekend starting today. Guests include Michael Shanks, Joe Flanigan, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, Dan Shea, Christopher Heyerdahl, Steve Bacic, and Andee Frizzell. Ben Browder is scheduled to appear nearby for the Official Farscape Convention.
|Saturday, November 6||Robert Picardo will be in “The ‘Doctor’ Is In…An Evening With Robert Picardo” for two sessions today only: 2 PM CT and 8 PM CT at the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (CityRep). There will be a Q&A, an auction, and a raffle for brunch with the star with proceeds to benefit CityRep.
If you missed Paul McGillion in the Lifetime movie Confined, it will be repeated tonight at 8 PM ET and again at midnight. [NOTE: If you have a screencap of McGillion in this movie, we’d love to post it in his gallery for Beyond the Event Horizon (it needs to be 260×146).]
|Sunday, November 7|
News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups
- SG-1 and SGA Portals – Each Friday, a new feature is posted to the Portal pages. This past Friday, we worked from the keyword prompt “prophets”. Who comes to mind when you hear that word? Visit the SG-1 Portal to discuss “Merlin: Secret Prophet” and the SGA Portal to discuss “Davos: He Was Never Wrong”. This Friday, the key word is “mutations”, so check back to find out what that means for our shows.
Stargate Universe Press
- Erika Kennair – Mallozzi’s Weblog: SyFy Vice President of Original Programming and Development Erika Kennair Answers Your Questions!
- Alaina Huffman – Celebrity Baby Scoop: SGU’s Alaina Huffman Shares Her Tricks to Multitasking.
- Syfy Tuesday – The Hollywood Reporter: Syfy cancels ‘Caprica’.
- Brian J. Smith, Louis Ferreira – Crave Online: Brian J. Smith and Louis Ferreira on ‘Stargate Universe’.
- David Blue, Elyse Levesque – Crave Online: David Blue and Elyse Levesque On ‘Stargate Universe’ [SPOILERS!].
- Brian J. Smith – Chicago Now: ‘Stargate Universe’: Brian J. Smith introduces ‘Cloverdale’.
- Set Tour and Cast Interviews – Movie Web: SET VISIT: Stargate Universe and Beyond! [Brad Wright, Alaina Huffman, David Blue, Elyse Levesque, Jamil Walker Smith, Louis Ferreira, and Robert Carlyle].
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. However, we should note that the episode guides for “The Greater Good” and “Malice” were updated with spoiler summaries recently. 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):
- Jason Momoa’s “Conan” Coming August 19, 2011.
- Stargate Universe’s Humor Is in the Outtakes.
- Shanks Hopes for One More Chapter for SG-1.
- Stargate Universe “Cloverdale” Ratings.
- Christopher Judge Shares Stargate with “Hollywood Treasure”.
- Stargate Universe: 2.05 “Cloverdale”.
- Christopher Judge in “NCIS: LA” Tonight (Oct. 26).
- SciFi and TV Talk: Rachel Luttrell Fan Q&A.
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:
- Reminder: Kavan Smith in Syfy’s Original “Red: Werewolf Hunter”.
- SG-1 and SGA Portals Feature Prophets.
- Reminder: Lexa Doig in “Smallville” Tonight (October 29).
- SGU 2.05 “Cloverdale” Poll and Discussion.
- Spoiler Summaries Added for Upcoming SGU Episodes.
- Shanks, Huffman Return to Smallville in 11th Episode.
- Amanda Tapping – “Riese” Series Online Now.
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.