Stargate Planner: Week of February 28-March 6

We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week. Also, if you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below.

Calendar

Monday,   February 28
Tuesday,   March 1 Desperate Escape, a telemovie starring Michael Shanks, is coming out on DVD today.
Wednesday,   March 2
Thursday,   March 3
Friday,    March 4 The new animated film Rango comes to theaters today, and Claudia Black has a part in it! She voices the character Angelique, described by the movie’s official website as “the Mayor’s slinky receptionist. Her French accent only hints at the mysterious layers beneath her foxy fur. She has a long standing feud with Beans over an awkward love pentagon with three of the Jenkins brothers.” The story centers around Rango, a chameleon (voiced by Johnny Depp) who “aspires to be a swashbuckling hero.” He “finds himself in a Western town plagued by bandits and is forced to literally play the role in order to protect it.” (Sources: Claudia Black Online and IMDb)

Tonight is the 6th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival, and Amanda Tapping is the host! Visit Straight.com for more information about the festival and this year’s award winners.

Saturday,   March 5
Sunday,   March 6

News Notes

Stargate Universe News

  • SGU Stargate
    Most of SGU's sets remain standing.
    Blogging executive producer Joseph Mallozzi has moved out of Bridge Studios to join Robert C. Cooper and Paul Mullie on a new project in Toronto. In the meantime, Brad Wright and Carl Binder are keeping the home fires burning for the Stargate franchise. Mallozzi hasn’t stopped reporting what he can about the state of the franchise, however. In one of his recent “mailbag” exchanges, Mallozzi addressed concerns about the status of SGU’s sets. “For now, I believe the plan is to strike the sets on Stage 6 (the cave and Homeworld Command which were doubtful to be used moving forward anyway). The standing sets (the Destiny corridors, observation deck, gate room over on Stage 4 and the bridge, shuttle, and mess over on Stage 5) will remain standing until we hear definite word that we will not be proceeding with production on any movie(s). And, sorry to say, no news to report on that front.” He also confirmed that there will be no set tours at the upcoming Vancouver Con (April 14-17). “I was actually there on Thursday when they were discussing it and the issue was one of costs for lighting up the sets. Even without full lighting, it would have been quite pricey.” On a closing encouraging note, he wrote, “The fact that the sets are still standing is a good sign. It costs money to keep them up/the stages rented, so, at the very least, this does demonstrate a desire to see the production move forward in some form.”
  • Blastr: John Scalzi’s epic novel Old Man’s War heading to the big screen. Scalzi was Creative Consultant with SGU.
  • Nerdage: Alaina Huffman of Stargate Universe, Smallville coming to Wizard World cons in Chicago, Philadelpha.

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:

Reminders

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.

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