STARGATE SG-1 UNLEASHED Gives Fans New Adventures for Original Team

The original SG-1 team is back for another adventure! This time in Stargate SG-1 Unleashed, a tablet game to be released on iOS and Android platforms. “Episode 1” is slated for release this coming March. Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, and Amanda Tapping have all tweeted about doing voice work for the game (we’re hoping that Christopher Judge recorded for the game, too, so that the original team is reunited once more)!

Embedded below is the teaser. What do you make of it? Will you be playing this adventure game from MGM and Arkalis Interactive? What season do you think is the setting and who is that Goa’uld that is threatening Earth? Make sure to register to leave your comments below (if you’re on LiveJournal, we’ve got a thread going there as well).

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Joe Mallozzi Comic Book Now Available

A reminder that Dark Matter, the first of a four-part comic book series by former Stargate producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, is now available for purchase! Published by Dark Horse Comics, it’s available in your local comic book shop, or via these on-line ordering and digital sources:

Here is the intriguing premise of the series and a summary of the first issue:

A derelict ship floats in space, its troubled crew awakened from stasis with no memories of who they are or how they got on board. Their search for answers triggers the vessel’s deadly security system: a relentless android bent on their destruction. Facing threats at every turn, they have to work together to survive a voyage charged with vengeance, redemption, betrayals, and hidden secrets best left unknown.

For much more information and links to the many reviews and interviews that have appeared, head on over to Joe Mallozzi’s blog!

 

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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: Myouterspace.com Launches Competition For Composers to Score New Theme For “The Zenoids” Web Series.

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Stargate Planner: Week of September 26-October 2

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,
September 26
BRIAN J. SMITH begins his multi-episode arc in the new season of The CW’s Gossip Girl that premieres with “Yes, Then Zero” at 9/8c tonight. Smith’s character is an aspiring chef named Max and there’s a possibility of a love story between him and Serena (Blake Lively).
Tuesday,
September 27
Wednesday,
September 28
Thursday,
September 29
Friday,
September 30
Saturday,
October 1
The Entertainment Media Show starts today and ends tomorrow in London. Stargate guests scheduled to attend include JOE FLANIGAN, SEAN PATRICK FLANERY, and ARMIN SHIMERMAN.

Also this weekend is the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show. CHRISTOPHER JUDGE, MICHAEL SHANKS, and WILLIAM B. DAVIS are scheduled to be in attendance.

Sunday,
October 2

Solutions Features and Brief Updates

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the STARGATE TWITTER SUPERFEED for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And our feature BEYOND THE EVENT HORIZON consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe.

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. Some of our recent posts in this LJ, as well as from the related SGU DESTINY, a Universe-specific community, include:

ONCE UPON A CURE logo

Our new COMING SOON feature gives you advance notice as to when our Stargate actors will be making appearances in movies and television productions. We’re keeping it updated, so make sure to visit often for the latest in release news.

And for the latest in convention appearances, which are subject to change, make sure to visit Stargate Actor Appearances.

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Stargate Planner: Week of July 25-31 (Includes Actor Updates)

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,
July 25
Tuesday,
July 26
Stargate Atlantis - The Complete Series Blu-rayToday is the release day of Stargate Atlantis: The Complete Series on Blu-ray! All five seasons—all 100 episodes—are included in this 20-disc set, and there’s plenty of room for loads of extras! For a complete table of contents, visit TV Shows on DVD: Stargate: Atlantis – Official MGM/Fox Press Release for ‘The Complete Series’ Blu-ray.
Wednesday,
July 27
Red Riding Hood PosterMICHAEL SHANKS‘s Red Riding Hood is being released on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today!
Thursday,
July 28
Friday,
July 29
Cyphan 2 starts today and runs until the 31st. ROBERT PICARDO is scheduled to attend this convention that’s being held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois.

CONNOR TRINNEER and GWYNYTH WALSH are scheduled to appear at Creation Entertainment’s “The Official STAR TREK Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary” that’s being held today through the 31st at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. ARMIN SHIMERMAN had to cancel due to his receiving an acting job.

TONY TODD and DON STARK will be at the Steel City Con this weekend at the Monroeville Convention Center, in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

Saturday,
July 30
Sunday,
July 31

Reminders and Brief Updates

Teaser Poster for THE DARK KNIGHT RISESFor 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, Atlantis, and Universe.

We’ve got a few updates from Twitter that we’ll be following up on when we get more details:

  • CHRISTOPHER JUDGE – “I can finally confirm: I have been cast in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’.” — 22 Jul
  • JOE FLANIGAN – “Nathan Drake thing still alive? Oh Hollywood. Working on Fringe right now. Trying to get my small head around their mythology.” — 21 Jul
  • JEWEL STAITE – “Hair and makeup ready on Supernatural… About to go and _____ some ____ with _____. (I’m a jerk.) http://yfrog.com/kkc1iyj” — 14 Jul. Actually, we’ve got more on this one: She’s playing Amy in the Supernatural episode “The Girl Next Door,” which is airing third in the upcoming seventh season. The episode is currently scheduled to premiere Friday, October 7, at 9/7c on The CW.

MICHAEL SHANKS got a brief mention in Joseph Mallozzi’s Weblog: “Also, heard from Michael Shanks and he is shooting a film in Stages 5 and 6, the former homes of Stargate Command and Atlantis.”

DAVID BLUE caught up with ROBERT CARLYLE at the San Diego Comic Con and posted a picture to prove it! Visit twitpic for the picture.

And speaking of the San Diego Comic Con, AMANDA TAPPING took lots of pictures! Make sure to visit her Twitter account for all of the fun.

Robert Carlyle as RumpelstiltskinOur 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. Some of our recent posts in this LJ, as well as from the related SGU DESTINY, a Universe-specific community, include:

For the latest in convention appearances, which are subject to change, make sure to visit Stargate Actor Appearances.

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Stargate Planner: Week of April 18-24

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,
April 18
SGUStargate Universe on Sky One at 8 PM with “Twin Destinies.”

NEW TIME! Stargate Universe on Syfy at 9 PM ET with “Common Descent.”

Tuesday,
April 19
Stargate Universe on SPACE at 10 PM ET with “Common Descent.”

Today is David Hewlett‘s birthday!

Jason Momoa‘s HBO series Game of Thrones premieres in the UK on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9 PM!

Wednesday,
April 20
Thursday,
April 21
Friday,
April 22
NEW DAY! Stargate Universe on Australia’s SciFi at 8:30 PM with “Common Descent.”

Lou Diamond Phillips hosts the next installment of the Military Channel’s An Officer and a Movie: Victory. Check out the production’s homepage for more information.

Saturday,
April 23
Lou Diamond Phillips and Mark Dacascos will be presenters at the Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert Supporting Japan Disaster Relief in Pasadena, California. The program is being sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Visit PR-USA.net for times and ticket information.
Sunday,
April 24

News Notes

Stargate Universe News

Solutions News Blog Round-Up

Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):

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, Atlantis, and Universe (SGU actors are currently being added).

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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Stargate Universe Final Season DVD Coming June 7

UPDATE: MGM has moved the release date to May 31, 2011.

SGU S2 DVDTV Shows on DVD has announced that Stargate Universe – The Complete Final Season will be released in a 5-disc set on June 7, 2011, in Region 1 (North America).

This set is currently being offered in DVD format only; we’ve yet to hear of a Blu-ray set, but hope that’ll be coming soon as well.

In addition to the 20 episodes, the DVD set will contain the following features:

  • Episode Commentary Tracks
  • Robert Carlyle Directs
  • Andy Mikita Directs
  • Eli’s Mom Comes on Board
  • Brian J. Smith’s First Fight
  • Crashing a Shuttle
  • The Seed Ship With Joe Mallozzi
  • Saying Goodbye to Sgt. Riley
  • Lou Diamond Phillips on Guest Stars
  • Lt. Scott Gets Hit By A Car
  • Inside Cloverdale with Brad Wright
  • How to Get Sucked Into Space
  • SG-U Welcomes You to New Mexico’s Bisti Badlands
  • Deconstructing Destiny
  • A Day in the Life of Jamil Walker Smith
  • Transplant Day
  • Sitting Down with Mike Dopud
  • Bringing the Bridge to Life
  • Louis Ferreira Vs. Colonel Young
  • Pitches: A Journey of Friendship and Discovery
  • Behind the Season 2 Finale – Gauntlet

Prices and specifications:

  • $49.98 SRP in the USA
  • CA$59.98 SRP in Canada
  • approximately 880 minutes
  • anamorphic widescreen video
  • English – 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish – Dolby Digital
  • English and Spanish subtitles

We’ll keep our eyes open for further international release dates, as well as whether or not a Blu-ray set will also be offered. In the meantime, make sure to tune into Syfy on Monday nights at 10 PM ET to see the final episodes. Next up is 2.14 “Hope” (spoilers at link) on March 28.

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Joe Flanigan Interview for “Change of Plans”

Procter & Gamble and Walmart have put up the full website for their upcoming film, Change of Plans starring Joe Flanigan, Brooke White, and Phylicia Rashad. The site has plenty of pictures and video, including an interview with Joe Flanigan in which he talks about his childhood, over images that must be from his personal photo album. To see the interview, visit the Change of Plans site, then click on Videos, then Interviews, then Interviews – Joe Flanigan.

There’s a second interview right after that one that features Joe speaking French, or at least trying to!

Or, visit the videos directly: Joe Flanigan Interview, Joe Speaks French.

Joe appears in many of the other videos, so check them all out.

Change of Plans airs Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8 pm on Fox in the U.S. The day after airing, a special 2-disc DVD/CD bonus pack will be available through Walmart.

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MSOL Annual Auction Kicks Off Today (Sept. 27)

Here’s the announcement from Michael Shanks Online (MSOL) concerning their 6th Annual MSOL Auction, which is being launched today (September 27) to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada:

We are happy to announce that on Monday, 27 September, the long awaited 2010 annual MSOL auction will be launched, 100% of the profits of which will be donated to the charity supported by Michael and his wife, Lexa Doig – the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

As well as many Michael Shanks/Stargate SG-1 related items – including some of Michael’s own scripts from SG-1, and from recent tele-movies and series such as Smallville, Burn Notice and Sanctuary – the auction will also offer items from past and current popular shows, such as Star Trek, Supernatural, Torchwood, Battlestar Galactica, Farscape and Dr. Who and – of course! – Stargate: Atlantis.

To date, the MSOL auctions and associated fundraising efforts have raised over $105,000 U.S. for the MS Society of Canada.

This year’s event, which includes items donated and/or signed for the auction by Michael and Lexa, Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Ben Browder, Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Sir Patrick Stewart, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy – among others – will, we hope, be just as successful as the last.

The first 20 items in the auction will be launched on 27 September, with more items added each day.

For more information, check out the MSOL Auction 6 home page – and please feel free to distribute the above news to any websites, lists, forums and online communities.

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SGU Complete First Season Releases Coming Oct. 5

Originally, the first season of Stargate Universe was not scheduled for a “complete” set until 2011, but apparently plans have changed as 20th Century Fox has announced (via High Def Digest) a release date of October 5, 2010, for the Stargate Universe – SGU: Complete Season One Blu-ray set.

The contents of the complete five-disc set are identical to the SGU 1.0 and SGU 1.5 sets which were released February 9 and July 27, respectively. The Blu-ray releases have additional features that the DVD six-disc sets, which are being released on the same day, don’t have.

This date is for Region 1 (North America); Region 2 (UK) saw the release of the complete season on DVD last month.

Visit Fox Connect for additional information.

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