Levine: Only Finale Remains

Alex Levine’s scifi.com Blog In his weekly postings at scifi.com, script coordinator Alex Levine gives fans a behind-the-scenes look into the production considerations of both Stargate shows. In his lastest post, dated August 19, he puts forth the notion that, in reality, they were celebrating 246 episodes when SG-1’s 200th episode aired on the 18th. … Continue reading “Levine: Only Finale Remains”

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SGA Tonight: What Happens in "Vegas". . .

Stargate Atlantis returns to the Sci Fi Channel tonight with its penultimate episode, “Vegas”, written and directed by Robert C. Cooper. Set in an alternate reality, viewers get to see some of their favorite Expedition members in different settings and life’s paths. But, Las Vegas is still Las Vegas, all bright and shiny and the … Continue reading “SGA Tonight: What Happens in "Vegas". . .”

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SGA Returns Tonight (Dec 5) with "Infection"

Stargate Atlantis returns to the Sci Fi Channel tonight at 9 PM ET/PT with Alan McCullough’s “Infection”. Script coordinator Alex Levine interviewed McCullough about where he gets his ideas for stories, and McCullough revealed that he looks “for loose ends in existing story lines and finds areas on which to expand. So in this way, … Continue reading “SGA Returns Tonight (Dec 5) with "Infection"”

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"Brain Storm": Great Minds Don't Always Think Alike

Not that long ago, Dr. Rodney McKay and Dr. Daniel Jackson had a heart-to-heart conversation that went something like this in Martin Gero’s “First Contact”: DANIEL I’ve…spent the majority of my professional life being ridiculed for my theories—most of which turned out to be correct, by the way. I’m kinda used to it, Rodney. [McKay … Continue reading “"Brain Storm": Great Minds Don't Always Think Alike”

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"Remnants": "Surface Impressions Vs Inner Realities"

“I sat down with Joe and we had a lengthy conversation about the origins of the story,” script coordinator Alex Levine wrote in his scifi.com blog, “and in the midst of this conversation (which was going very well, by the way) something clicked and Joe realized that just talking about the origins of the story … Continue reading “"Remnants": "Surface Impressions Vs Inner Realities"”

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SGA Spoilers: "The Prodigal" Has Returned. . .

Tonight, both Stargate Atlantis and the Expedition’s “prodigal” return to the Sci Fi Channel at 9 PM (repeat at 11 PM). This episode, written by Carl Binder and directed by Andy Mikita, has been described by executive producer Joseph Mallozzi as having “mucho angst” for Teyla, and with good reason: Instead of returning “home” to … Continue reading “SGA Spoilers: "The Prodigal" Has Returned. . .”

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"Inquisition": The Road to Hell. . .

You’ve heard the saying “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions,” and tonight’s episode of Stargate Atlantis, “Inquisition”, shows how some humans of the Pegasus Galaxy perceive that the Atlantis Expedition poses more of a threat than a hope to their civilizations in their fight against the Wraith. The Expedition’s presence in the … Continue reading “"Inquisition": The Road to Hell. . .”

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MGM Features Mid-Season Two-Parter

MGM’s Official Stargate website has a few features concerning the making of Stargate Atlantis‘s mid-season two-parter, “First Contact” and “The Lost Tribe”. The two-parter was written by Martin Gero, and he got to do some directing in second unit with Michael Shanks and David Hewlett. Gero was

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"First Contact": Exploring Atlantis Dr. Jackson Style

“The truth is that Martin [Gero] has wanted to do a heist episode ever since the first season of the show,” script coordinator Alex Levine tells fans in his scifi.com blog. “[For] this two-parter – first part entitled ‘First Contact’, second part entitled ‘The Lost Tribe’ – there were already some partly developed concepts in … Continue reading “"First Contact": Exploring Atlantis Dr. Jackson Style”

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