Friday and Saturday (November 12 and 13) will be big days for Stargate Universe as the co-creators and cast celebrate the production in Canada in anticipation of the 25th Annual Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala. Spacecast, the Canadian home of SGU, has a rundown of the schedule of events designed to give fans access to Space’s “most-watched series.”
Friday: 6 AM to 9 AM: CTV’s Canada AM Program
“The cast stops by CANADA AM to chat with co-hosts Beverly Thomson and Seamus O’Regan about the Gemini nominations, the success of the franchise and the ever-growing popularity of genre programming. SGU fans can be part of CANADA AM’s live studio audience by emailing email@example.com.”
Friday: Doors Open at 9:15 AM (ET): CTV’s Masonic Temple in Toronto for INNERSPACE: SGU SPECIAL
“Taped in front of a studio audience, SGU’s Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, Ming-Na, Julia Benson, Patrick Gilmore, Jennifer Spence, and Peter Kelamis, along with creators Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, sit down with INNERSPACE hosts Ajay Fry and Teddy Wilson for an in-depth chat of all things SGU. Audience members also get access to an exclusive autograph session with the stars following the taping.
“SGU fans can be part of INNERSPACE’s live studio audience by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 416-384-LIVE (416-384-5483). Fans should arrive early on Nov. 12 at 888 Yonge St. to pick up their wristbands.”
Friday: 10 AM (ET): CTV’s Masonic Temple in Toronto for Screening of “The Greater Good”
Continuing the Innerspace SGU Special, the audience will get a screening of the episode that will be aired on Space later in the day: “The Greater Good”, written by Carl Binder and directed by William Waring.
Friday: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM (ET): Live Chat at spacecast.com
“Spacecast.com is opening its portal to SGU devotees for an exclusive live web chat with its stellar crew, including David Blue (Eli Wallace), Ming-Na (Camile Wray), Brian J. Smith (Lt. Matthew Scott) and Elyse Levesque (Chole Armstrong). Get your chance to talk directly to the stars by logging onto spacecast.com at 1:45 p.m. ET for chat starting at 2 p.m. ET.”
Friday: 10 PM (ET): Space’s Regular Airing of SGU: “The Greater Good”
Fans who miss the 10 AM screening can tune in during SGU’s regular broadcast time of 10 PM ET for this week’s episode, “The Greater Good”.
Friday: 11 PM (ET): Space’s Innerspace: SGU Special
As executive producer Joseph Mallozzi informed his readers, “Fans in Canada have to wait until Friday night to check out The Greater Good, but they also get an extra treat when the entire cast puts in an appearance on Innerspace immediately following the show.” This is the show that was taped earlier in the day.
Saturday: 8 PM (ET/PT): Toronto: 25th Annual Gemini Awards Broadcast Gala
“SGU [is] up for four marquee awards, including Best Dramatic Series, two for Best Lead Actor and Best Director. In total, SGU received a series high nine Gemini Awards this year, tied for second for most nominations for a drama behind CTV’s hit series FLASHPOINT. Since its series premiere in October 2009, SGU is the most-watched series on SPACE. The series is also critically acclaimed, and nominated for 22 awards, including a 2010 Emmy® for Outstanding Visual Effects.”
Details of the nominations are as follows:
- Best Dramatic Series – Brad Wright, Carl Binder, Robert Cooper, John Lenic, N. John Smith (Stargate Universe I Inc.)
- Best Direction in a Dramatic Series – Andy Mikita, “Air Part 1?
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – Robert Carlyle, “Human”
- Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role – Louis Ferreira, “Justice”
The other five nominations were from the categories Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series, Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series, Best Sound in a Dramatic Series, Best Visual Effects, and Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series, but none of these awards were taken home.