Stargate Briefing: Auction, Bridges, Momoa, Picardo, Shanks, Tapping

Stargate Auction at Legends Memorabilia

If you’re on the look-out for Stargate-themed auctions, look no further than Legends Memorabilia for a chance to bid on Stargate props, costumes, and replicas. It’s a trip down memory lane just to look at what’s being offered.

Beau Bridges to Be Honored at FLiFF

BEAU BRIDGES is to be awarded the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF), which begins October 21. This news from Sun Sentinel:

Bridges, son of the late Lloyd and older brother of Oscar winner Jeff, will be at the 26th annual event Oct. 23 for a Cinema Paradiso screening of his new film,”Don’t Fade Away,” starring Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), Mischa Barton and rapper Ja Rule.

FLiFF will present Bridges with a Lifetime Achievement Award, a ceremony highlighted by a clip reel retrospective of his screen performances, just prior to the 5:45 p.m. showing of “Don’t Fade Away.” An audience Q&A follows the movie.

In “Don’t Fade Away,” Bridges portrays a fatally ill family patriarch whose estranged son (Kwanten) puts his poisonous L.A. music career on hold to return to North Carolina to care for his father.

Read more at the link above.

Conan the Barbarian on DVD, Blu-ray November 22

According to the Comic Book Movie website, JASON MOMOA’s Conan the Barbarian is due to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America November 22!

Robert Picardo Participating in Star Trek: The Exhibition

ROBERT PICARDO will be at the Saint Louis Science Center on February 3, 2012, to participate in Star Trek: The Exhibition, which opens to the general public October 28, but has some special events scheduled starting October 18. Read more about the exhibition at Columbia Tribune: Saint Louis Science Center takes a trek to the final frontier.

Update on Shanks’s New Film Project

MICHAEL SHANKS is filming a new zombie movie he referred to as Eerie 13 (aka 13 Eerie). We’ve got more information about the plot from this article in MJ Times, the news site for the movie’s filming location, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

“The film is a zombie movie,” Richelle Bourgoin, publicist for Minds Eye Entertainment, told the Times-Herald.
“It centres on some forensic undergraduate students who are undertaking a scientific expedition on a remote island that was formerly used as a biological testing ground for life-term criminals left for dead, but they are not dead. They are undead as they find out,” she said.

Bourgoin said filming is taking place in and around Moose Jaw and is due to finish at the end of October.

The film stars Katharine Isabelle, a Canadian actress, who played the lead role in Ginger Snaps, as student Megan; Michael Shanks from Stargate as the professor; Brendan Fletcher from The Pacific as student Josh; Nick Moran from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as Larry the driver; and Brendan Fehr from CSI Miami as student Daniel.

In a similar announcement, Dread Central published the name of Shanks’s character as Professor Tomkins. We’ve added Eerie 13 to our COMING SOON feature and will update it when more info becomes available.

New Tapping Webseries Looking for Theme Composer

AMANDA TAPPING has teamed up with sci-fi legend William Shatner to provide their voices to a new animated webseries entitled The Zenoids. Now, they’re looking for a composer for the series’ title theme and they’re doing it by holding a contest (deadline: November 6). Read more about it at Artist Direct: Launches Competition For Composers to Score New Theme For “The Zenoids” Web Series.