Stargate Briefing: Stargate Convention, Farscape, Judge, Ming-Na, Phillips, Picardo, Shanks

Official Stargate Convention, November 18-20

Creation Entertainment will be holding the “Final Los Angeles Official Stargate SG-1, Atlantis & Universe Convention” this weekend, starting Friday, November 18, and ending Sunday, November 20. Stargate stars attending include CHRISTOPHER JUDGE, CORIN NEMEC, PAUL McGILLION, TORRI HIGGINSON, JR BOURNE, ALEXIS CRUZ, DAN PAYNE, CLIFF SIMON, VANESSA ANGEL, ALEX ZAHARA, DAVID NYKL, MUSETTA VANDER, ERICK AVARI, TONY AMENDOLA, and PETER KELAMIS. There will also be a BEN BROWDER and Friends Sunday Breakfast and Charity Silent Auction event. Make sure to visit the convention’s website for more information.

Browder & Black: Farscape Blu-ray and Official Convention

Farscape Complete BRFarscape: The Complete Series, starring SG-1’s BEN BROWDER and CLAUDIA BLACK, is coming out on Blu-ray in the USA this Tuesday, November 15 (Amazon link)! Additionally, Creation Entertainment will be having its “5th Anniversary FINAL FRELLIN’ FAREWELL Official FARSCAPE Convention” this weekend in Los Angeles (coinciding with the Official Stargate convention). Browder is scheduled to be in attendance.

Judge’s Dark Knight Prologue Rated and Scheduled

Mania: Beyond Entertainment has gathered more information about the six-minute prologue that will be shown in IMAX theaters for The Dark Knight Rises. CHRISTOPHER JUDGE appears in this third installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy that stars Christian Bale:

A few weeks after it was revealed that director Christopher Nolan was planning the same type of prologue that he utilized for the Dark Knight back in December 2007—attached to I Am Legend IMAX showings—the MPAA has officially rated a similar block of video to be shown off when Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol arrives in IMAX theaters on December 16. As with the other Batman features under Nolan’s direction, the 6-minute prologue has been officially rated PG-13 for “some violence”.

A list of the theaters that will be screening the prologue is forthcoming.

Happy Birthday, Ming-Na!

SGU star MING-NA will be celebrating her birthday this coming weekend on Sunday, November 20! She’s on Twitter if you’d like to send your birthday wishes!

Lou Diamond Phillips an Honorary Wildlife Guardian

This announcement from Imperial Valley News:

San Diego, California – San Diego Zoo Global is expanding its conservation focus through the launch of its new Wildlife Conservancy. By bringing the worldwide conservation efforts of San Diego Zoo Global under a single umbrella, the Wildlife Conservancy provides people around the world an easy way to support and become involved with the organization’s efforts to save critically endangered species.

Although in its infancy, the Conservancy has already gained strong support from notable personalities and a sizable donation. Celebrities Lou Diamond Phillips and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have been named honorary Wildlife Guardians, helping to encourage others to become involved in this effort.

The Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction by helping to preserve imperiled wildlife, bank crucial genetic resources, prevent wildlife disease, conserve habitat, restore nature, and inspire change. For nearly 100 years, San Diego Zoo Global has worked with rare and endangered species, managing them in both captive and wild settings, including more than 15 successful programs where species have been reintroduced into the wild. By sharing groundbreaking work on endangered species such as the giant panda, African elephant, Hawaiian crow, and California condor, and giving people a glimpse into these animals’ lives and the measures taken to preserve them, individuals will not only develop a better understanding of these species but will also be inspired to join the effort. With 100 conservation projects in 35 countries around the world, the Conservancy needs help from supporters like Phillips and Ferguson to grow its efforts.

More at the link.

Robert Picardo and The Great Allentown Comic Con

The Great Allentown Comic Con is coming this weekend (November 19-20), and Stargate star ROBERT PICARDO will be there. The weekend will be featuring an auction for Epilepsy Awareness, and Picardo has placed up for bids a dinner with him (“What is the Nature of the Dinner Emergency?”). The Epilepsy Awareness Fundraiser is “to support the Toteman Epilepsy Awareness Comic Book. All monies raised will go to cover the printing costs for the book, which will then be distributed to local hospitals, schools and youth groups to increase awareness of epilepsy in children.” For more on the guests and fundraiser, make sure to visit The Great Allentown Comic Con website.

The Pastor’s Wife Can Be Viewed Online

If you missed MICHAEL SHANKS in the Lifetime movie A Pastor’s Wife, you can watch it online! Visit My Lifetime or Hulu (expires soon).

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Stargate Briefing: Black, Bridges, Nemec, Shanks

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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Stargate Briefing: Bridges, Judge, Mallozzi, Mullie, Nemec, Picardo, Staite

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
$3.50
Miniseries

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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Stargate Planner: Week of October 3-9

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Monday,
October 3
Tuesday,
October 4
Wednesday,
October 5
Thursday,
October 6
Friday,
October 7
AMANDA TAPPING’s Sanctuary returns to Fridays on Syfy for its fourth season premiere episode tonight at 10/9c. In “Tempus,” “Magnus goes to 1898 London to try to stop Adam Worth from saving his daughter, which would alter the current time line.” Stargate veterans are both in the regular cast and among the guest stars, including IAN TRACEY as Adam Worth and PETER WINGFIELD as James Watson.

To coincide with the Sanctuary premiere, AMANDA TAPPING and Sanctuary co-star Robin Dunne will be at the NBC Experience Store in Rock Center in NYC at 10 AM ET.

Supernatural posterJEWEL STAITE is Amy in “The Girl Next Door,” tonight’s episode of The CW’s Supernatural. Tune in at 9/8c to see the story in which “Sam hunts a demon from his childhood who is killing thugs and eating their brains.”

Today is the kick-off of the weekend-long Salute to Supernatural convention in Toronto. CORIN NEMEC is scheduled to be there.

Saturday,
October 8
Sunday,
October 9

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Daniel Jackson's deaths are featured in "No One Ever Dies in Sci-Fi" Round-up at Daemon's TV.
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:

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 September 12-17

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Monday,
September 12
Tuesday,
September 13
Tonight is opening night for ROBERT PICARDO in the stage production of Cabaret at UCLA’s Freud Playhouse. Picardo plays Herr Schultz. More information about the production, which will run until September 25, can be obtained from Broadway World.
Wednesday,
September 14
Thursday,
September 15
Friday,
September 16
CORIN NEMEC is scheduled to be a guest at The Vegas Bash this weekend.
Saturday,
September 17
Sunday,
September 18

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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.

Stargate Filming Locations
Click on the image to read about some of the Stargate filming locations in our Stargate Wiki.
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:

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 August 29-September 4

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Monday,
August 29
Tuesday,
August 30
Wednesday,
August 31
Thursday,
September 1
Friday,
September 2
Red Riding Hood PosterMICHAEL SHANKS‘s Red Riding Hood comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today in Germany!

Dragon*Con starts in Atlanta this weekend. Stargate guests include BEAU BRIDGES, DAVID BLUE, LOUIS FERREIRA, ADAM BALDWIN, NICOLE DE BOER, AARON DOUGLAS, SAMANTHA FERRIS, and SEAN PATRICK FLANERY. JOE FLANIGAN had to cancel because he’s in Bucharest filming a new movie with Jean-Claude Van Damme entitled Six Bullets (see LJ article links below for more).

Saturday,
September 3
GAME TIME TitleBEAU BRIDGES stars in Family Movie Night’s Game Time: Tackling the Past, premiering at 8/7c on NBC. The movie’s home page has promos up, so make sure to visit. Here’s the storyline: “Personal and professional issues rock a football star, who returns to his small North Carolina hometown and reconnects with the family, friends and community he abandoned in favor of gridiron glory.” Bridges plays the football star’s father, whose heart attack prompts the hero’s return to his hometown where he must face his troubled past.
Sunday,
September 4

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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.

Ba'al in 'Summit'
Ba'al, an appealing evildoer? Visit our LJ for a discussion.
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:

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’ve had some updates from the previous week, 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 August 22-28

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Monday,
August 22
Red Riding Hood PosterMICHAEL SHANKS‘s Red Riding Hood comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today in the UK!
Tuesday,
August 23
Wednesday,
August 24
Thursday,
August 25
FanExpo Canada – August 25-28 – Toronto – MICHAEL SHANKS, LEXA DOIG, MICHAEL ROOKER, and MARINA SIRTIS.
Friday,
August 26
Salute to Supernatural – August 26-28 – Vancouver – CORIN NEMEC, CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL, COLIN LAWRENCE, STEVEN WILLIAMS.
Saturday,
August 27
Trek-Gate To Your Star – August 27-28 – Dusseldorf, Germany – TORRI HIGGINSON and ROBERT PICARDO.

Today is Stargate co-creator DEAN DEVLIN‘s birthday! He can be reached @electric44 on Twitter. (Thanks, IvanovVA.)

Sunday,
August 28
Today is AMANDA TAPPING‘s birthday! You can send your happy birthday wishes to her Twitter: @amandatapping.

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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.

Daniel Jackson monitoring the Stargate in 'New Order'
Daniel Jackson among SFX's Top 100 Sci-Fi Icons
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Our new COMING SOON feature gives you advance notice as to when our Stargate actors will be making appearances in movies and television productions. 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 4-10

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Monday,
July 4
SGU S2 DVDSTARGATE UNIVERSE SEASON TWO is coming out on DVD and Blu-ray in Region 2 (UK) today!

United StatesHappy Independence Day, USA!

Tuesday,
July 5
Wednesday,
July 6
Thursday,
July 7
Friday,
July 8
Shore Leave 33 meets in Baltimore, Maryland, starting today and ending on the 10th. CHRISTOPHER JUDGE is scheduled to be in attendance, as well as guest stars JOHN DE LANCIE and CLIFF SIMON.

The London Film and Comic Con starts today and runs until the 10th. Stargate guest stars include stunt coordinator JAMES BAMFORD, SGU guest star ROBERT KNEPPER, and SG-1 guest star CARY-HIROYUKI TAGAWA.

Creation Entertainment’s Salute to Supernatural gets underway today in Parsippany, New Jersey, and ends on the 10th. CORIN NEMEC and STEVEN WILLIAMS are scheduled guests.

Saturday,
July 9
Sunday,
July 10

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.

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 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 June 20-26

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.

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Monday,
June 20
Tuesday,
June 21
Wednesday,
June 22
Thursday,
June 23
Friday,
June 24
CHRISTOPHER JUDGE and JEWEL STAITE are scheduled to appear at the Trek Expo this weekend (24-26) in Tulsa. SG-1 guest star ARMIN SHIMERMAN is also slated to attend.
CORIN NEMEC and DAVID NYKL are scheduled to be in Perth for Australia’s Supanova Pop Culture Expo being held at the Claremont Showgrounds starting today and ending the 26th. MORENA BACCARIN had to cancel.
There are several conventions happening this weekend that many of our Stargate guest stars are attending. Check the websites for The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary being held in Parsippany, New Jersey; CONtamination in St. Louis, Missouri; and the Albuquerque Comic Expo in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

StarCon, which was to be held in Vancouver, had to be postponed.

Saturday,
June 25
Sunday,
June 26

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.

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 include:

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

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