Beau Bridges had a long film history before playing General Hank Landry on Stargate SG-1 for Seasons 9 and 10, and his distinguished career has continued. Most recently, The Television Academy has given him an Emmy nomination nod for his guest role as Barton Scully on Showtime’s Masters of Sex. He was nominated for the same role in 2014. This makes Bridges’s 16th Emmy nomination; he’s previously won 3 Emmys. We at Solutions wish this Stargate alumnus best of luck when the Emmys air on September 20.
“Sanctuary”, the breakthrough web-series turned cable network show has officially been canceled after four seasons. The series was noteworthy for its use of green screen technology to give scale to the “everyday” sets of Helen Magnus’s home and “sanctuary” and places around the world (and sometimes under it). Many Stargate fans were also attracted to the series by its pedigree. The show was co-created and co-produced by Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter of SG-1 and Atlantis), former Stargate SG-1 writer Damian Kindler and Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis director Martin Wood. Several other familiar faces from the Stargate family passed by on the screens as either regular or guest stars
Rumors of Sanctuary’s impending cancellation have been brewing for quite a while, since no announcement date for new episodes was forthcoming since the Season 4 finale aired back in December 2011 on SyFy.
Several outlets have reported the President of SyFy, Mark Stern’s statement:
“We’re honored to have been part of this incredible series. In addition to garnering unmatched devotion by fans worldwide, Sanctuary was a bona fide trailblazer, setting new standards with its highly innovative production techniques — including pioneering green screen and RED camera technology — and Emmy-nominated visual effects. It’s been an amazing ride and we look forward to our next project with Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood and Damian Kindler.”
Kindler, Tapping, and Wood also commented in the same statement thanking fans, their studio, and the networks. They continued by noting:
“From Sanctuary, we also started our charitable foundation Sanctuary for Kids which has raised over $250,000 for children in crisis worldwide. We will be continuing our work with Sanctuary for Kids and are so thankful for the Sanctuary fans and their amazing support and generosity.”
According to USA Today, Syfy channel is moving the wrestling WWE Smackdown to Friday nights starting October 1. The series currently occupying Fridays, including Stargate Universe, Caprica, and SG-1 alumni’s Sanctuary will be shifted to Tuesday nights. The wrestling show NXT, currently airing Tuesdays has been cancelled by Syfy, though the WWE is shopping it to other cable networks.
Friday nights have been a “sci-fi” night since at least the days of the X-Files and host to several of SciFi/Syfy’s hits such as Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and all three Stargate series. Will the move to Tuesday night be better for the shows because there are more available viewers? Eureka and the reality based Ghost Hunters have fared well midweek. Or will the fiercer competition from networks and other cable channels hurt the shows?