Stargate Briefing: Keeping Up with Stargate Alumni

Our New “Stargate Briefing” Feature

Our Stargate alum are busy folks, and we thought you’d like to get some of the many headlines about them grouped in one convenient place, so we’ve created “Stargate Briefing.” This new feature will come out whenever there are newsworthy alerts in our mailbox that just can’t wait to be dressed up, but instead are presented in a rather brief and informal format. Enjoy!

ION Television to Air Rainbow Sun Francks’ The Listener in the United States in 2012

RAINBOW SUN FRANCKS joined the regular cast of CTV’s The Listener in Season Two as Corporal Dev Clark. Another Stargate alum, PETER STEBBINGS, also joined the cast. The show has been picked up for a third season, and as far as we know, Francks will continue in his role.

More about the series and the news about ION’s pick-up can be found at Channel Canada.

Robert Picardo Reunites with Voyager Co-Star Mulgrew

Robert Picardo as Damian in NTSF:SD:SUV

Star Trek: Voyager star Kate Mulgrew has a new 15-minute series called NTSF:SD:SUV (National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle). It’s part of Adult Swim that shares channel space with Cartoon Network nightly between 9:00 pm to 6:00 am ET/PT. Here’s a snippet of the interview Mulgrew did about her new series in which her Voyager co-star and Stargate alum ROBERT PICARDO guest starred recently:

In “Twistin’ the Night Away,” the actress had the pleasure of being reunited with one of her former Star Trek: Voyager costars, Robert Picardo, who played U.S.S. Voyager’s Holographic Doctor. “That was my call. I was sitting next to Paul Scheer and [series executive producer/writer John Stern] and overheard them saying that they needed a guest-star who could play a really creepy character,” recalls Mulgrew. “I told them, ‘I know him. He’s one of my best friends – Bob Picardo. They both said, ‘Yes! Can you call him?’

“I called Bob right then and there. He came in the next day and was perfect. The thing is, Paul will do that all the time, which is one of the reasons why I love him. Any idea is a good idea and he’ll embrace it. At one point I suggested to Paul, ‘You should get all the Star Trek guys in here. It would be a riot,’ and he said, ‘You’re absolutely right.’ It’s a very collaborative set. It has a wonderful old spirit, you know, because we’re not talking about trillions of dollars here. We’re talking about a collaborative effort to make people really laugh.”

Read more of the interview at The Morton Report.

Michael Shanks Has a New Film Project

MICHAEL SHANKS sent a note to his official website, MSOL, to let them know about his new project: “Just a note to let you know that I am starting a new project next week. A “ZOMBIE” movie called EERIE 13. Everyone should do at least one zombie movie. This shall be mine. More info to follow.”

MSOL reports that the movie will be filmed in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and promises we’ll be updated as soon as they are.

Amanda Tapping Talks Sanctuary Season Four

SanctuaryThe fourth season of AMANDA TAPPING’s hit Syfy show Sanctuary premieres this Friday, October 7, at 10 PM ET. The star, executive producer, and occasional-director Tapping gave an interview recently with The Province in which she discusses some of the highlights of the new season.

“This season is a little darker than previous seasons, a little more action-packed. We go back in time. It’s all part of a master plan,” she told Alex Strachan from Postmedia News. “I would like to see it continue for a while. We have a plan in place, and we’ve stayed with it so far. We always wanted it to go at least five seasons. From my perspective, I’m not ready to let it go yet.”

Tapping also discusses her fans and charity fundraisers, so visit the link for more (as far as we can tell, there are no spoilers in the interview).

Damian Kindler to Pen New Universal Soldier TV Series

This news has been floating around the Internet a bit lately, so there are many links. Here’s the latest from Blastr.

Here’s a profile of DAMIAN KINDLER in our Stargate Wiki. He’s also the creator, executive producer, and writer for Amanda Tapping’s Sanctuary.