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, October 25|
|Tuesday, October 26||
Syfy: SGU 2.05 “Cloverdale” at 9 PM ET, with a repeat at 11 PM.
Sky1/UK: SGU 2.04 “Pathogen” at 9 PM.
Syfy.com’s new digital series Riese: Kingdom Falling premieres today at noon ET! The web-based series is narrated by Amanda Tapping and the cast includes several Stargate vets: SGU’s Patrick Gilmore (Dr. Dale Volker); SGA’s Ryan Robbins (Ladon Radim), Ben Cotton (Dr. Peter Kavanagh), and Sharon Taylor (Tech Amanda Banks); and SG-1’s Alessandro Juliani (Eliam; Katep).
Fan Nialla (writer of the Breadbox Editions) spotted the name Christopher Judge in the guest list for tonight’s NCIS: Los Angeles episode, but we haven’t seen “official” confirmation that this is indeed our Christopher Judge. If you watch this show, make sure to keep an eye open for the character named Assan Rafiq; he just might have a familiar face. The episode is “Anonymous” and airs at 9 ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
|Wednesday, October 27||Today is Robert Picardo‘s birthday!|
|Thursday, October 28|
|Friday, October 29||
Sci Fi/Australia: SGU 2.05 “Cloverdale” at 8:30 PM.
Space/Canada: SGU 2.05 “Cloverdale” at 10 PM ET.
Lexa Doig (Dr. Carolyn Lam) is due to guest on tonight’s episode of Smallville. She plays Dr. Christina Lamell in the episode “Harvest”, which airs at 8 PM ET on The CW. Doig’s part is in this storyline: “Meanwhile, Tess (Cassidy Freeman) searches for a cure for Alexander (guest star Connor Stanhope), who is rapidly aging.”
|Saturday, October 30||Kavan Smith co-stars in the Syfy Original Red: Werewolf Hunter, which premieres tonight at 9 PM ET. From Syfy’s press release, “A descendant of Little Red Riding Hood brings her fiancé home to meet her family and tell him about the family business – they are werewolf hunters. When the fiancé is bitten by a werewolf, he finds himself the hunted.” The movie also stars Felicia Day and Stephen McHattie.|
|Sunday, October 24||Claudia Black‘s independent movie Rain from Stars has its Canadian premiere today, according to IMDb. For stills, many of which include Black, visit Brian Krause Board, and for a synopsis, visit Claudia Black Online.|
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 “smithereens”. What Stargate-specific thing comes to mind when you hear that word? Visit the SG-1 Portal to discuss “Good-bye to the Asgard” and the SGA Portal to discuss “Good Riddance, Asurans”. This Friday, the key word is “prophets”, so check back to find out what that means for our shows.
Stargate Universe Press
- Robert Carlyle – Chicago Now: ‘SGU’ S2 countdown: Robert Carlyle on Rush, the bridge & seeing dead people.
- David Blue, Elyse Levesque – Chicago Now: David Blue, Elyse Levesque: Big changes coming on ‘Stargate Universe’.
- David Blue – Collider: David Blue Talks About Being Directed by Robert Carlyle.
- Alaina Huffman – Parent Dish: Tales of Alaina Huffman: Mother, Actress and Sometimes Superhero.
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):
- Joe Flanigan on Family, “Change of Plans”.
- Stargate Universe “Pathogen” Ratings.
- Stargate Universe: 2.04 “Pathogen”.
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:
- SG-1 and SGA Portals Feature “Smithereens”.
- Stargate Universe: 2.04 “Pathogen” Poll and Discussion.
- Vancouver Sun Interviews Amanda Tapping about “Sanctuary”.
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.