Bridges with Emmy nomination

Beau Bridges as Tom Miller  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.

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Happy New Year!

Here’s hoping that 2012 brings you good health and great happenings!

Stargate, Australian Style

Australia’s getting a Comic-Con of their own this year: Oz Comic-Con! A few Stargate stars have already signed up: JEWEL STAITE and TERYL ROTHERY. They’re hopeful that many more celebrities will be signing up over the next few months in anticipation of the con’s debut on March 31.

Australia was also the home of the developers of the never-released Stargate SG-1: The Alliance video game. They haven’t let termination stop them from creating a trailer featuring their work, however. The Gaming Liberty has extensive coverage of the ill-fated game. Below is the trailer, but The Gaming Liberty article has much, much more.

Beau Bridges Debuts on Broadway January 3

BEAU BRIDGES will be making his Broadway singing debut as corporate tycoon J.B. Biggley in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” to a sold-out audience on January 3 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Bridges got lessons from voice and dance coach Ben Toth.

In other Bridges news, his film Outrun has been given an August 24 release date.

Update on Robert Carlyle

ROBERT CARLYLE’s Once Upon a Time returns from the holiday hiatus on Sunday, January 8, at 8/7c on ABC. He’s made an impression on many in his dual roles of Rumpelstiltskin and Mr. Gold. As noted in writer Jessica Naki’s article “‘Once Upon A Time’: Why Robert Carlyle Won,” some people believe that Carlyle came out a winner after Stargate Universe’s untimely termination after only two seasons.

Mary Seah’s Today Online’s article “Big Stars, Small Screen,” has a few of Carlyle’s thoughts about his American television career:

Robert Carlyle, who currently stars in the series Once Upon A Time, was of the same mind [as Sean Bean’s that the snobbery of whether one was a film star versus a television star has diminished]. “I have always wanted to do a bit of US TV because in the past five to 10 years they’ve raised the bar incredibly. Probably when 24 came along – that changed everything. And then the advent of cable TV,” he said, adding that developments in communications technology also helped change the game. “In the past … there was still an attitude that if you did film, you didn’t do TV, and vice versa. That’s all gone now. I mean, look at it – you can watch movies on the Internet, on the phone, whatever. You don’t have to go to the cinema to see a movie.”

Christopher Judge’s Projects

CHRISTOPHER JUDGE co-stars in the last installment of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight triology, The Dark Knight Rises. The movie premieres July 20.

Judge is currently filming To Have and to Hold. The movie has had several filming locations, including Virginia, Cayman Islands, and the Bahamas. Judge co-stars with Aiden Turner (“All My Children”), Kelly Greyson (“Alone Yet Not Alone”), Rusty Joiner (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story), Mark Dacascos (Hawaii Five-0) and John Rhys-Davies (“Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”). A release date has not yet been announced, but is set for this year.

Stallone About Momoa: “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy move like this”

Catch a video interview with Bullet to the Head star Sylvester Stallone at Best Movies Ever News & Reviews as he talks about the physical demands of this action film that co-stars JASON MOMOA. The legendary action star praises Momoa’s moves in their fire-ax fighting sequence. Bullet to the Head is being released April 13 to American movie theaters.

Mallozzi & Mullie: Still Partners in Sci-Fi

JOSEPH MALLOZZI and PAUL MULLIE joined the Stargate production crew during Season Four of SG-1 and were there when the television franchise ended. They’ve written a new comic book series, Dark Matter, which will hit shelves January 11.

Two articles centered around the writing partners can be found at Nerd Trek: Interview with Joseph Mallozzi (Stargate) covers the writing and production partners’ time with Stargate, while Teaser! – “Dark Matter” Comic Series by Joseph Mallozzi & Paul Mullie (Stargate)” is an exclusive sneak peek at the Dark Matter comic book series.

Lou Diamond Phillips in Celebrity Cook-Off

LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS can be seen tonight (January 1) in the premiere of the Food Network’s Celebrity Cook-Off at 9 PM ET. There are six episodes and six celebrities: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Summer Sanders; Golden Globe-nominated actor Lou Diamond Phillips (The King and I); recording artist-actor Aaron Carter (The Fantasticks); singer, actor and founding member of ‘N Sync, Joey Fatone (Rent); recording star-actress Taylor Dayne (Aida); Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Coolio; comedian, writer and actor Cheech Marin; and Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella. One of these celebrities will be sent home each week until there is only one still standing.

A brief interview about his secret weapon has been published at Zap2It Blog:’Celebrity Cook-Off’s’ Lou Diamond Phillips: ‘My new secret weapon: homemade Wild Turkey bourbon barbecue sauce’.

Interview with Martin Wood

MARTIN WOOD directed lots and lots of Stargate, and now he’s a producer, writer, and director for the hit sci-fi show Sanctuary, which stars AMANDA TAPPING and was created by Stargate vet DAMIAN KINDLER. Steve Eramo of The Morton Report got some time to talk with Wood about his career, which spans over 20 years, and the challenges he faced during Season 4 of Sanctuary. Although incredibly busy with Sanctuary, Wood had the opportunity to direct in Luke Perry’s Goodnight for Justice television movie series.

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Beau Bridges Interview

BEAU BRIDGES co-stars with George Clooney in one of this year’s Oscar-hopeful films The Descendants. In response to the movie’s popularity, as well as the actor’s own, I Am Rogue got a chance to talk with Bridges about The Descendants, “working with director Alexander Payne, his love for Hawaii, George Clooney, how filmmaking has changed over the years, and the book his father gave him about acting that he has now passed on to his own daughter.” The introduction includes a brief mention of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis.

Carlyle Film Debuting at Sundance

ROBERT CARLYLE’s independent film California Solo will debut at the Sundance Film Festival this coming January (January 19-29, 2012) in Park City, Utah. The film tells the story of a “Britpop ex-rocker now living on a farm outside Los Angeles [who] must deal with personal demons.” It was directed by Marshall Lewy and also stars Alexia Rasmussen, Kathleen Wilhoite, A Martinez and Danny Masterson. Variety reports that the film does not yet have distribution rights in place.

If you’re interested in some of Carlyle’s previous work, Barbara Barnett of Blog Critics has compiled a list of must-watch projects, including Stargate Universe. She warns, “This little guide to the films of Robert Carlyle is hardly comprehensive. I struggled with which of his film and television roles to include, but decided to focus on those that have gotten to me on an emotional level, which is why I’ve suggested these as ‘favorites’ rather than ‘the best of…'”

First-Look Photo of Jason Momoa in Bullet to the Head

Sylvester Stallone and Jason Momoa in fight scene in BULLET TO THE HEAD (IM Global)
Coming Soon has published the first image of its star Sylvester Stallone in a fight sequence for his new film Bullet to the Head. As it turns out, this fight sequence is with our very own Jason Momoa!

The movie’s storyline: “Stallone plays a New Orleans hitman who teams with a New York City detective in a high-stakes investigation that leads from the dingy back alleys of New Orleans all the way to the power corridors of Washington, D.C. The unlikely duo, brought together by two vicious murders, take on all who stand in their way, and are willing to sacrifice everything to exact revenge.” From the picture, you can guess that Momoa’s character is among those who “stand in their way.”

The movie premieres April 13, 2012.

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Update on Beau Bridges

Beau Bridges and George Clooney in THE DESCENDANTS
Beau Bridges and George Clooney in THE DESCENDANTS
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t get an alert about BEAU BRIDGES, so we’ve gathered just a few links here for your perusal:

Christopher Judge’s Filming Projects and Convention Appearances

CHRISTOPHER JUDGE’s The Dark Knight Rises finished principal photography on November 14, according to Super Hero Hype, who has monitored co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s social media comments. The movie stars Christian Bale as Batman in this final installment in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy. Super Hero Hype said, “In addition to India, the international shoot took place in England and Scotland and in the United States in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey.”

Speaking of filming projects, Judge canceled his appearance for the Official Stargate Convention in Los Angeles that was held this past weekend because “shooting his new movie prevents him from appearing at the show.” This new movie project might be To Have and To Hold, which Judge tweeted about starting on October 11. But given the time frame, this new movie project could be something else. We’ll let you know what we find out.

The next convention that Judge is scheduled to attend (that we know of) is the 2012 Emerald City Comicon, being held March 30 through April 1 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Paul McGillion in Christmas Magic

PAUL McGILLION stars as a widower who is just about to give up on life because his restaurant is failing. He’s saved through the workings of angels in this new Hallmark Christmas movie. We just received notice that it will be premiering Sunday, December 18, at 8/7c on Hallmark.

Jason Momoa is One of the “Sexiest Men Alive”

JASON MOMOA was just named No.9 as People Magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive”! Now, we already knew that Momoa is one fine-looking guy, even under his dreads as Ronon Dex, but it’s good to know that he’s finally getting noticed by the rest of the world! Congrats, Jason!

Momoa’s sword-wielding, well-built body is on display in Conan the Barbarian, which you’ll get to see on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D when they are released Tuesday, November 22!

Update on Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks as Dr. Charlie Harris in SAVING HOPE (CTV/BellMedia)
Michael Shanks as Dr. Charlie Harris in SAVING HOPE (CTV/BellMedia)
MICHAEL SHANKS co-stars with Erica Durance in the new Canadian series Saving Hope, which will be broadcast on CTV, but might also make it to American television like Rookie Blue, which was also created by Ilana Frank. MSOL got a photo of Shanks in his new role as Chief of Surgery Dr. Charlie Harris, and we thought we’d just pass it along.

MSOL has also confirmed that Michael’s guest spot on Flashpoint will be aired Tuesday, November 22, on CTV at 8 PM Eastern. The storyline: “Spike responds to a distress call from Sam’s sister and finds himself in a hostile situation. The rest of Team One races to a call at the ultra-secure Metro Evidence Depot and finds a deadly connection between the two cases – one that puts Spike’s life on the line.” Shanks plays David Fleming, a major participant in Spike’s “hostile situation.” US viewers will probably be getting this episode on December 6, 2011, on ION.

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Beau Bridges' "The Descendants" Opens Today

BEAU BRIDGES is among the supporting cast in The Descendants, a movie that stars George Clooney as a man trying to reconnect with his daughters after his wife is injured in a boating accident in Hawaii.

Bridges can be seen briefly in this two-minute trailer:

According to Yahoo Movies, The Descendants has a limited release, so make sure to check with them to see if the movie is being screened in your area today (the movie’s last release date was November 23, so it may be seeing its wide release next week instead).

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Claudia Black’s Uncharted 3 Gets Released Today

Uncharted 3 Cover Art

CLAUDIA BLACK reprised her role as Chloe Frazer in the latest edition of the Uncharted video game series, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The PS3 game is being released today for the suggested retail price of $59.99. For a review and give-away, visit Geek Dad.

Beau Bridges Headed for Broadway

The Arts Beat of the New York Times is reporting that BEAU BRIDGES will be performing in the role of J.B. Biggley in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying starting January 3, 2012, and ending July 1, 2012. He’s following John Larroquette in this ongoing production. Read more about it at the link.

Preview of Corin Nemec in Sand Sharks

CORIN NEMEC stars in the new Syfy movie Sand Sharks, which will premiere in 2012. Here’s a preview, provided by Bloody Disgusting (just to let you know, there is no show of blood in this preview):

By the way, Nemec is celebrating a birthday this weekend: Saturday, November 5!

Shanks DTV Tactical Force Now Available in UK

Tactical Force posterMICHAEL SHANKS and his wife and Stargate co-star LEXA DOIG are both in this direct-to-video movie, which was released on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK yesterday. Synopsis: “A training exercise for the LAPD SWAT Team goes terribly wrong when they find themselves pitted against two rival gangs while trapped in an abandoned hangar.”

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Claudia Black Narrates Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Preview

There’s no mistaking CLAUDIA BLACK’s voice in this new preview trailer for the RPG video game Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, set for launch on February 7, 2012, in the United States and February 10, 2012, in Europe.

New Project for Beau Bridges

Collider is reporting that BEAU BRIDGES has a new film project called Outrun. Here’s a snippet from the press release:

Los Angeles, CA (October 28, 2011) – Exclusive Media Group (“Exclusive”) has acquired worldwide rights in all media excluding US and Canada to the high-octane, action romantic comedy OUTRUN, written and directed by Dax Shepard (acting credits EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, BABY MAMA and MTV’s “Punk’d”) who, co-directs with David Palmer, and stars with Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold, it was announced today by Exclusive co-chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East. The all-star ensemble cast featuring some of the industry’s leading comedic actors also includes Kristin Chenoweth, Beau Bridges, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Joy Bryant and Ryan Hansen.

The feature film is being produced by Andrew Panay (WEDDING CRASHERS), Nate Tuck (BROTHER’S JUSTICE), and Kim Waltrip & Jim Casey (EXPECTING MARY).

Living under an assumed identity in central California, ex-getaway driver “Charlie Bronson” (Shepard) agrees to break the rules of his Witness Protection and drive his sexy girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so that she can land her dream job. When the authorities and his former gang (led by Bradley Cooper) learn he is back behind the wheel, they hit the road to chase him down. Desperate to stay one step ahead, Charlie upgrades to an even faster car as the story shifts into high gear; cranking up the horse power and increasing the speed to make it to Southern California in time and, more importantly, in one piece.

More at the link.

Preview Trailer for Flanigan’s Metal Hurlant Chronicles

JOE FLANIGAN’s name appears at the end of this new preview for Metal Hurlant Chronicles, a new TV series based on the 1975 comic book series, that’s set to premiere in April 2012. A second season will follow in November 2012. As of this writing, the series does not yet have a US distributor.

From “The series stars Rutger Hauer (The Hitcher, Hobo With A Shotgun), Scott Adkins (“The Expendables 2?),Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”), Joe Flanigan (“Stargate Atlantis) and James Marsters (“Buffy”).”

Lou Diamond Phillips to Guest on Southland

This news from TV Guide about SGU’s Col. David Telford, LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS:

Lou Diamond Phillips will guest-star on the Season 4 premiere of TNT’s Southland, has learned.

The former NUMB3RS and Stargate Atlantis star will play Danny Ferguson, a physically intimidating beat cop who is deeply cynical about law enforcement. His views cause more than a little tension with Ben (Benjamin McKenzie) and Sammy (Shawn Hatosy), but when the time comes to put up or shut up, Ferguson proves to be an exceptional officer.


Southland, which also stars Michael Cudlitz, premieres Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 10/9c on TNT.

Staite and Nykl Spending Time with the Ferengi

Stargate Atlantis stars JEWEL STAITE and DAVID NYKL are spending some time with the Star Trek crew this weekend in Orlando, Florida. Deep Space Nine star ARMIN SHIMERMAN, also attending the Vulcan Events – Away Mission: Orlando, visited Stargate SG-1 in the Season One episode “The Nox.” Read more about the guest list at Subspace Communique.

Stargate for Halloween?

Visit Hatboro-Horsham Patch for a photo gallery of the home of Glenn Fitzgerald of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, who has placed a Stargate among his decorations for Halloween!

Fitzgerald, on the other hand, says his large display began about a dozen years ago with one light-up Frankenstein piece that sat in his front yard.

When his brother-in-law, Brad Richardson, an Emmy-award winning Hollywood set designer, moved into his house 11 years ago, Fitzgerald’s display really took on a whole new life.

Featuring hundreds of movie quality props including a 20-foot-tall spider, a Stargate (from the film “Stargate”) and a huge crocodile, many of the one-of-a-kind objects are made by Fitzgerald and Richardson.

“There is tremendous detail in the props,” Fitzgerald said. “People are always discovering new details.”

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David Blue Tweets About Obama Sighting

DAVID BLUE’s tweet about seeing President Obama’s motorcade in New York on Tuesday made its own headline at The Hill website. The President was there to film a guest appearance on Tonight Show with Jay Leno. You can follow Blue’s Twitter in our Stargate Twitter Superfeed.

Busy, Busy Beau Bridges

BEAU BRIDGES is a busy man! He’s contemplating recording an album like his brother Jeff recently did and hoping to join his daughter Emily on Broadway in A Time to Kill. In other reports, he recently met with fans and had his photo taken with them in Fort Lauderdale and handed George Clooney the Hollywood Actor Award at the Hollywood Film Awards. Bridges co-stars with Clooney in the movie The Descendants, which opens November 18, 2011.

Judge’s The Dark Knight Rises Getting 6-Minute Prologue

Rumor has it that there will be a 6-minute prologue to The Dark Knight Rises showing in certain IMAX theaters this December! CHRISTOPHER JUDGE co-stars in the film, which is due to open July 20, 2012.

DVD Releases for Flanigan, Shanks and Staite

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Faces in the Crowd Movie PosterFACES IN THE CROWD
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JOE FLANIGAN: Good Day for It was screened at several independent film festivals before making its way to DVD. It stars Stargate vet ROBERT PATRICK: “A man forced to abandon his wife and daughter years earlier must risk his life to settle an old score and reunite his family.”

MICHAEL SHANKS: Faces in the Crowd is a Direct-to-Video release that stars Milla Jovovich: “A horror-thriller centered on a woman living with ‘face-blindness’ after surviving a serial killer’s attack. As she lives with her condition, one in which facial features change each time she loses sight of them, the killer closes in.”

JEWEL STAITE: Staite stars in this Syfy Original Movie: “A group of friends band together to hide the truth about a mutual friend’s tragic death. They soon discover that an evil entity is in pursuit of them.”

Taiwan’s Building a Stargate Look-Alike

Visit Travel Blackboard Asia Edition: Taiwan’s Stargate-like tower to portal-in visitors to see concept drawings of a new structure that will be completed in 2017 that looks amazingly like a Stargate!

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Beau Bridges to Be Honored This Weekend

BEAU BRIDGES is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF), which began today, 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.

Filming Projects for Christopher Judge

A recent article about the filming of the movie To Have and To Hold mentions that the cast includes CHRISTOPHER JUDGE and a few other familiar Stargate vets, including MARK DACASCOS (Tyre, SGA). This is the first time we’ve seen Judge’s name in association with the film, which is set during the 1600s during the early settlements of Virginia. From Village News Online: Filming concludes at Henricus park:

According to the film’s location manager Tom Trigo, “To Have and To Hold,” which is an adaptation of a book published by the same name in 1900 by Virginian author Mary Johnston, is a family-based romance story – with a twist of action and adventure – set in the Virginia Colony as it expands westward. Though much of the film is shot in Henricus, its setting takes place mostly in Jamestown; however, scenes will be shot along the James River, as well as in or near various historical plantations and farms in the region.

Trigo, a native of Virginia, had been scouting Henricus for several years in his search for the perfect location to shoot the film. When he first read the script he knew Henricus was the ideal place to shoot.

Make sure to visit the article for more about the filming at Henricus Historical Park.

Another movie that Judge is cast in is also moving its filming location for its last few weeks of principal photography: The Dark Knight Rises. From Mania Beyond Entertainment: Dark Knight Rises in NY:

Warner Bros. Pictures and director Christopher Nolan have one more city to take on before they wrap up the production for The Dark Knight Rises. Cue the Frank Sinatra or Jay-Z songs because New York is where Nolan and his crew will be end their journey, beginning production in the Big Apple on October 29. The last leg of shooting is expected to last around 14 days and the Los Angeles Times’ 24 Frames reports that the “Occupy Wall Street” may even be used in some scenes though it won’t be a part of the storyline.

The Dark Knight Rises is currently scheduled to open July 20, 2012.

Mallozzi’s and Mullie’s Dark Matter Hits Shelves January 11, 2012

DARK MATTER #1Writing partners JOSEPH MALLOZZI and PAUL MULLIE have a new comic book series coming out in January called Dark Matter. Mallozzi has been writing about the development process in his weblog for some time now, and his most recent entry on the subject was to announce the project’s release.

DARK MATTER #1 (of 4)
Joseph Mallozzi (W), Paul Mullie (W), Garry Brown (A/Cover), and Ryan Hill (C)
On sale Jan 11
FC, 32 pages

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.

Make sure to visit Mallozzi’s blog to get more background about the miniseries.

Corin Nemec in Chicago This Weekend

CORIN NEMEC is scheduled to be a guest at Creation Entertainment’s “Salute to Supernatural” this weekend in Chicago. According to the convention’s website, Nemec is scheduled for Saturday, October 22.

Another Reunion for Robert Picardo

Recently we reported that ROBERT PICARDO had a reunion with his Star Trek: Voyager co-star Kate Mulgrew via his guest starring in her new Adult Swim series NTSF:SD:SUV. Now, we’ve just heard that he’s been reunited with his China Beach co-star Dana Delany in her new show Body of Proof, which is about Delany’s medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt, her co-workers, her personal life, and her search for the truth when it comes to determining who caused the deaths of the victims she examines. We’ve got a little bit of information about Picardo’s episode from TV Line:

Dana Delany will reunite with her former China Beach costar Robert Picardo in a Season 2 episode of Body of Proof, TVLine has confirmed. The actress tweeted a picture of herself and Picardo, who will play an Italian-American restaurant owner, on the set with the message, “Me and Bob Picardo, together again! So happy.”

To see the image, visit Delany’s Twitpic link. Body of Proof airs Tuesdays on ABC at 10/9c, but right now, we’re not sure when Picardo’s episode will be airing. We’ll keep our eyes open for a date.

Jewel Staite Interview

From Very Aware: INTERVIEW: Jewel Staite talks FIREFLY, Food, Fun, and Fillion:

You played Doctor Jennifer Keller on STARGATE ATLANTIS; does the medical jargon stay with you and also how’s your Mandarin? Do you know medical jargon in Mandarin?

JS: I know no medical jargon or Mandarin anymore. As soon as it’s out of my mouth and the scene’s done, I promptly allow my puny brain to forget it. I have been known to use the phrase, “Dammit, Jim, I’m a doctor, not a mechanic!”, however.

Make sure to visit the link for the rest of the interview in which Staite talks about Firefly, her co-stars, and other projects.

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Beau Bridges’s Doodle in Charity Auction

BEAU BRIDGES can now add doodling to his many recognized talents as some of his work will be auctioned for charity! Here’s more from the NoHo Arts District’s website:

Valley Community Clinic ( a private, non-profit, healthcare Clinic serving the underprivileged ‘Celebrates 40 Fabulous Years’ at the Sportsmen’s Lodge on Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

The evening begins with a red carpet surprise, a spirited cocktail reception and a silent auction at 6:30 pm. […]

Celebrity doodles, designer gift bags, X-Factor tickets, signed cast memorabilia and a wine connoisseur gift bundle are among the goodies featured during the evening’s silent auction. An online auction will take place Oct. 10-23 at The online auction will feature the original scripts of ‘Guess who’s Coming to Dinner’ and ‘On the Beach’ both signed by American film director and producer Stanley Kramer. Also included in this auction Doodles by Celebrities Jeff Bridges, Beau Bridges and Carl Reiner and a ‘Glee’ CD signed by all cast members. […]

Visit Bidding For Good’s page to see Bridges’s doodle, which has the opening bid of $500!

Update on Joe Flanigan’s International Sci-Fi Series

Metal Hurlant Chronicles is an upcoming international sci-fi series project that JOE FLANIGAN is a part of. has some more information about its distribution schedule:

Earlier this year, Universal Pictures Germany picked up home video and VOD rights for the first two seasons (comprising 12 half-hours). Sony Pictures Television nabbed the series for distribution in various European territories, notably Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland and Luxembourg via its pay TV network.

The first season will be delivered in April and the second will bow in November 2012. Each episode will adapt stories from the original graphic novels.

Created by comic artists Jean Giraud (aka Moebius) and Philippe Druillet in 1974, “Metal Hurlant” became a sci-fi phenom in the 1980s.

The level of Flanigan’s first-season involvement still isn’t known, but we’ll keep an eye out for more information. Hopefully, the busy actor will update his Twitter account soon!

In the meantime, we can enjoy this interview conducted earlier this month at the Entertainment Media Show in London. He talks about his recent projects and filming abroad.

Jason Momoa at New York Comic Con

There are loads of reports about JASON MOMOA’s appearance at the New York Comic Con held a little while back. Just recently, the notification for Huffington Post’s brief interview with the Conan the Barbarian star hit our inbox. Here’s a Stargate-mentioning snippet:

Q: With your characters on Stargate Atlantis like Ronan Dex and Game of Thrones, do you gravitate towards these warrior types or is that just something because you’re 6’4″ and huge?

JM: When I did Stargate Atlantis, I wanted to work and it was a great opportunity, four years of working on that.

I think when Drogo came along, that’s a once in a lifetime chance to play anything like that. I’ve never seen a character like him in the movies or on TV. He’s such a powerful, raw character. That role was the first time I’ve ever wanted a character in my life.

Because of that, the same casting director came on Conan so everything just kind of lined up that way.

I don’t know, we’ll see. Hopefully there’s a rom-com in there somewhere coming up.

Momoa’s most recent project is his movie with Sylvester Stallone, Bullet to the Head (aka Headshot).

Michael Shanks in Lifetime’s The Pastor’s Wife

Our COMING SOON feature has been updated with the premiere date of MICHAEL SHANKS’s television movie project for Lifetime, The Pastor’s Wife. We got the date of November 5, 2011, from this recent announcement about co-star Rose McGowan’s titular role at Monsters and Critics:

Lifetime is set to premiere the original movie The Pastor’s Wife, starring Rose McGowan and Michael Shanks in a film about the shotgun slaying of a small town minister and revelations of his dark secrets involving sex, lies and betrayal — shocking his God-fearing community and changing it forever.

The Pastor’s Wife will debut on Saturday, November 5, at 8 pm ET/PT.

Based on a true story that made national headlines, The Pastor’s Wife centers on the 2006 death of Matthew Winkler (Shanks), a beloved minister and community leader who was mysteriously shot and killed in his Selmer, Tennessee, home. During their investigation, the authorities soon zero in on Matthew’s wife, Mary (McGowan), as the crime’s prime suspect.

Make sure to visit the link for more on the project.

Amanda Tapping Sanctuary Interview

Season Four of Sanctuary is currently airing on Friday nights on Syfy and Space, and AMANDA TAPPING provides lots of interesting behind-the-scenes details concerning its story development and production in an in-depth interview published at The Morton Report. This season is comprised of 13 episodes, a reduction from last season’s 20, and Tapping commented on the benefits of a shortened season:

“There’s a whole trigger effect of what Helen has been doing, and, again, I think this season is highly ambitious and it sort of blows the lid off anything we’ve done before. It’s a beautifully shot and written season, and I actually don’t mind that we were taken back down to 13 episodes this year. I know that that’s kind of Syfy’s mandate right now- they’re not commissioning 20-episode series. They’re commissioning 13 and sometimes less, so when we found out that we got a 13-episode pick-up, some people said, ‘Oh, man, you guys got ripped off,’ and we were like, ‘No, it’s all good, because now we can make 13 really kick-ass episodes of television.’ We’re not spread too thin and we knew we could do that. Twenty episodes was a big order and we were thrilled to have it, but we have a really good solid season with these 13. Believe me when I tell you that there are no duds episode-wise.”

Tapping also talks about directing, sets, motion capture, and Stargate vets DAMIAN KINDLER and MARTIN WOOD, so make sure to visit the link for more.

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