Stargate Briefing: Blue, Bridges, Flanigan, Judge, Shanks, Staite, Stargate Look-Alike

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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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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Stargate Planner: Week of September 19-25

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,
September 19
Tuesday,
September 20
GEARS OF WAR 3 Cover ArtCLAUDIA BLACK can be heard as Samantha Byrne in Gears of War 3, a third-person shooter video game coming out for the XBox 360 in the United States today.
Wednesday,
September 21
Thursday,
September 22
LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS will be anteing up in the “Get Lucky for Lupus LA” Poker Tournament tonight at 7 PM PT. For ticket information visit the Lupus LA homepage.
Friday,
September 23
Fringe posterJOE FLANIGAN will be a guest star in tonight’s season premiere of Fringe on Fox at 9 PM ET. He’ll be portraying Robert Danzig in the episode “Neither Here Nor There.” The storyline: “The fourth season begins one week after Peter vanished, and as the two universes maintain an uneasy alliance, Lincoln Lee helps the Fringe team on a shape-shifting investigation that hits close to home.” Another Stargate vet, COLIN LAWRENCE also guests in this show that features Camelot’s governor Meurik himself, JOHN NOBLE.
Saturday,
September 24
DAVID HEWLETT and ROBERT PICARDO star in the Syfy Original Movie Morlocks that premieres tonight at 9 PM ET. Using H.G. Wells’s Time Machine premise, the Morlocks from the future travel into the past—our present—and create some very serious problems.

Tonight is also the Once Upon a Cure Gala in Vancouver for Hunter Syndrome. Stargate veterans scheduled to attend include AMANDA TAPPING, PAUL McGILLION, ELYSE LEVESQUE, PETER KELAMIS, JULIA BENSON, PETER DeLUISE, LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS, and RYAN ROBBINS.

Sunday,
September 25

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:

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

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,
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

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.

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

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,
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.

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.

Daniel Jackson monitoring the Stargate in 'New Order'
Daniel Jackson among SFX's Top 100 Sci-Fi Icons
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. 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.

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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 May 23-29

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,
May 23
STARGATE UNIVERSE on Sky One at 8 PM with “Common Descent”: In an action-packed instalment, the crew stumble upon a human settlement, before discovering that the Drones have figured out a way to track Destiny.

AMANDA TAPPING‘s Sanctuary continues on Syfy at 10 PM ET with 3.17 “Normandy.”

Tuesday,
May 24
Wednesday,
May 25
Thursday,
May 26
PAUL McGILLION will be at the PHOENIX COMICON, which starts today and runs until the 29th. Additional Stargate stars scheduled to be there include William Atherton, Adam Baldwin, Aaron Douglas, and Ernie Hudson. John Scalzi, creative consultant for SGU and award-winning sci-fi author, is also scheduled to attend.

Friday,
May 27

LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS hosts the next installment of the Military Channel’s An Officer and a Movie: Heartbreak Ridge. Check out the production’s homepage for more information.

DAVID BLUE is scheduled to appear at the COLLECTORMANIA 17 convention in Milton Keynes, England, which starts today and runs until the 30th. Additional Stargate guest stars will also be there, including Nicole de Boer, Robert Patrick, and John de Lancie. (Lou Diamond Phillips had to cancel.)

Saturday,
May 28
Sunday,
May 29

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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InnerSPACE Stargate Special to Air Tuesday, May 10

Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi just posted in his weblog, “…I hung around to do a quickie interview for Canada’s Space which will follow up Tuesday night’s series finale, Gauntlet, with a special Stargate-laden installment of Innerspace. From what I hear, they got A LOT of interviews with Stargate personalities – David Blue, David Hewlett, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Louis Ferreira, Alaina Huffman, Brian J. Smith, and Jewel Staite (to name a few) – who’ll be talking about the franchise and its fans. Don’t miss it!”

Canada’s Spacecast airs Stargate Universe (their SGU page) at 10 PM ET and InnerSPACE follows directly at 11 PM ET (their InnerSPACE page). All of the Stargate shows have enjoyed impressive viewer numbers, and currently, SGU is Space’s “most-watched series.”

“Gauntlet” will be a cliffhanger, unfortunately, which Mallozzi described as being in the same category of cliffhanger as SG-1’s “Camelot,” SGA’s “The Siege II,” and SGU’s “Incursion II,” and gave this “fair warning” about the conclusion of the Stargate franchise “as we know it”: “Gauntlet, in particular, is very touching and its conclusion will no doubt you leave you…among many other things…frustrated, incredulous, outraged, offended, annoyed, vexed, saddened, distressed, bitter, aghast, irritated, unsatisfied, pissed-off, melancholy, miserable, confused, furious, dejected, riled, shocked, heartsick, angry, surprised, exasperated, indignant, enraged, despondent, bewildered, dismayed, incensed, stunned, and grief-stricken.”

Hopefully, seeing the Stargate stars from all three shows afterwards will help ease the Canadian fans’ pain.

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Stargate Planner: Week of May 2-8

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,
May 2
SGUStargate Universe on Sky One at 8 PM with “Hope.”

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

NEW DAY/TIME! AMANDA TAPPING‘s Sanctuary now follows SGU on Syfy at 10 PM ET.

Tuesday,
May 3
Stargate Universe on SPACE at 10 PM ET with “Blockade.”

DAVID HEWLETT wrote a piece in the new book The Geek Dad’s Guide to Weekend Fun: Cool Hacks, Cutting-Edge Games, and More Awesome Projects for the Whole Family, which comes out today! Read more about the publication from the author’s blog Geek Dad.

Wednesday,
May 4
LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS guests as himself in tonight’s episode of Cougar Town! The episode is called “Lonesome Sundown” and premieres at 9:30 PM ET on ABC. Source: The Examiner.
Thursday,
May 5
Friday,
May 6
NEW DAY! Stargate Universe on Australia’s SciFi at 8:30 PM with “Blockade.”

LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS hosts the next installment of the Military Channel’s An Officer and a Movie: Heaven & Earth. Check out the production’s homepage for more information.

Today is KAVAN SMITH‘s birthday! You can send your birthday wishes to him at his new Twitter account: @KavanJSmith.

Chevron 7.6 begins today in England and runs until Sunday, May 8! Stargate guests include RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON, TERYL ROTHERY, GARY JONES, DAN SHEA, and FULVIO CECERE. Visit the event’s website for the schedule.

Saturday,
May 7
BEAU BRIDGES and daughter Emily will be in Studio City, California, today at 2 PM to sign their published play Acting: The First Six Lessons. Here’s a portion of the announcement from Playbill: “Beau Bridges and his daughter Emily will appear at Samuel French Bookstore in Studio City, CA, May 7 at 2 PM to sign copies of their published play, Acting: The First Six Lessons, and partake in a reading and Q&A session. […] Samuel French Bookstore is located at 11963 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA.” The play was well received, and if you’re interested in the last performance they had, visit the Theatre West website for images and reviews.
Sunday,
May 8
BEAU BRIDGES will be returning as Nick Brody in the season finale of Brothers & Sisters tonight at 10:01 PM ET on ABC. The synopsis: “In the fifth-season finale, a surprise guest shows up at Sarah and Luc’s wedding; and Kitty faces a tough decision.”

Stargate and Solutions News

Actor and Crew Updates

  • Not too long ago, JOE FLANIGAN mentioned in an interview, “I separated my shoulder in a mountain biking accident. I was coming down a single track trail at a furious speed – I just got brand new handle bars that were extra long – they snagged a branch and they just kind of threw me over and I landed on my back. I actually feel pretty damn lucky that it’s just an AC separation and not something more serious.” He went on with the injury to the Vancouver Stargate Con, and then he finally had the surgery on April 27. All is well, as the actor kept his fans updated on his Twitter (including providing a picture of him in his hospital bed), joking that on the day after, “My new breasts look great.”
  • MARK SAVELA did an interview with Sci Fi and TV Talk Blog about his prospect pilot Echoes. This production has several former Stargate cast and crew involved. They filmed a 13-minute prospect piece from the two-part pilot script, hoping to use it as a pitch for the creation of a new series. This crew is very well put together as they transfer their many years with Stargate into their own production. Echoes features JENNIFER SPENCE and MIKE DOPUD in leading roles.
  • BRIAN J. SMITH did an interview with Redeye Chicago/Show Patrol about his upcoming Syfy movie Red Faction: Origins. Smith declares that this movie is not going to be your typical “MOW” and that “It’s definitely quality and it has really, really smart minds behind it.” Stargate alum ROBERT PATRICK also stars. Red Faction: Origins premieres Saturday, June 4, at 9 PM ET.
  • CHRISTOPHER JUDGE and JEWEL STAITE are scheduled to be at the Tulsa Trek Expo in June, according to Tulsa World.
  • JASON MOMOA has been interviewed a lot recently, covering his roles of Khal Drogo in HBO’s Game of Thrones (currently airing on Sunday nights) and of Conan in the upcoming Conan the Barbarian movie (coming August 19). These interviews are indexed in our SOLUTIONS LJ here: Conan Movie and Game of Thrones.
  • MICHAEL SHANKS did a video interview while he was in France a few weekends ago for the SciFi15 convention. Solutions LJ has the embedded video in which Shanks discusses Stargate and his most recent projects.
  • MING-NA is back in Vancouver shooting her recurring role in Syfy’s Eureka. Her new role is Alice Wen, a senator who arrives in Eureka to handle a sensitive matter within Global Dynamics.

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 Planner: Week of January 17-23

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,   January 17 Today is David Blue‘s birthday.
Tuesday,   January 18
Wednesday, January 19 Today is Rachel Luttrell‘s birthday.
Thursday,   January 20 Tonight at 10/9c is the premiere of the new USA network series Fairly Legal in which Richard Dean Anderson will be making five appearances over the first season as David Smith. Fairly Legal is the new title of the series; it was formerly called Facing Kate. The pilot is 90 minutes and the remaining nine episodes will be one hour each. The premise: “Kate Reed (Sarah Shahi) is a firm believer that justice can always be found-even if it’s not always in the courtroom. Once a lawyer at her family’s esteemed San Francisco firm, Kate’s frustration with the legal system led her to a new career as a mediator. Thanks to her innate understanding of human nature, thorough legal knowledge, and wry sense of humor, Kate is a natural when it comes to dispute resolution. Except, it seems, when it comes to conflicts in her own life” (Show’s official homepage).

Beau Bridges will be among the hosts at the premiere of the documentary Elephants and Man: A Litany of Tragedy at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.

From PR-USA: The film, executive produced by Melya Kaplan and directed by Jacek Kropinski, chronicles the history of elephants in captivity. Kaplan, founder of the nonprofit Voice for the Animals Foundation, contends that zoos and circuses are not capable of properly caring for elephants due to their size and their need for vast amounts of space in which to roam. Many celebrities have joined Kaplan in a campaign to persuade zoos to close elephant exhibits and transfer the pachyderms to larger sanctuaries.

The host committee for the premiere of “Elephants and Man” includes Cher, Alec Baldwin, Kathy Griffin, Billy Bob Thornton, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams, Ed Begley, Jr., Paul Haggis, Fisher Stevens, Ric O’Barry, Karen Black, Lainie Kazan, Ken Davitian, Sally Field, Beau Bridges and others. Special guests will include actresses Lily Tomlin and Tippi Hedren, who have been outspoken on the issue of elephants in captivity. They will participate in a panel discussion, which will follow the screening.

Friday,   January 21
Saturday, January 22 Today is Jennifer Spence‘s birthday.

Robert Picardo will be at the opening review of “Star Trek: The Exhibition” at the Louisville Science Museum, which formally opens January 23 and runs until May 22. This evening review is part of the Museum’s largest fundraiser event, which will include a screening of Quantum Quest, an “animated IMAX movie featuring the voice talents of several Star Trek alums, including William Shatner,” according to Louisville’s Courier Journal.

Sunday, January 23 Today is Richard Dean Anderson‘s birthday.

News Notes

Stargate Universe Press

It should be noted that whenever spoilers come out for SGU, they are placed in the episode guides in the Stargate Wiki without much fanfare here in the News Blog. To keep on top of such updates, visit the main page of the Stargate Wiki to see the “Recent Updates” list of links.

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 and Atlantis.

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 Planner: Week of December 13-19

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,   December 13
Tuesday,   December 14
Wednesday, December 15 Today is Michael Shanks‘s birthday!
Thursday,   December 16

SGU Season One episode “Subversion” on New Zealand’s Prime TV at 8:30 PM. Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks guest star.

Friday,   December 17
Saturday, December 18
Sunday, December 19

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

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Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo in GAME OF THRONES (HBO)
  • Jason Momoa – His Conan movie was renamed to Conan the Barbarian, but still has the same release date in the United States: August 19, 2011. For his other project, HBO’s Game of Thrones, there are some rumors going around that HBO might already be renewing the new series for a second season, even before the first has been aired. Speculation as to why this might be the case can be found at the fansite Winter Is Coming. This fansite is very active in posting the latest news on the new HBO series and this editor highly recommends it. There’s also a recent article that includes an image of Momoa as Khal Drogo entitled “MGoT update: Join the Dothraki horde.”
  • Michael Shanks, Lexa Doig, Steve Bacic – Filming has wrapped for Hangar 14. Shanks plays a bad guy, a Russian gangster named Demetrius, and Doig plays a SWAT team member along with Steve Bacic, Michael Jai White, and the movie’s star, former wrestler Steve Austin. Doig published a few pictures on her Twitter while on the set of the movie: “Me as SWAT chick” and “The Boys :).” Currently, IMDb lists Doig in her role, but not her husband Shanks! The storyline: “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, armed with nothing but blanks.”
  • Stargate Universe – Our Stargate Wiki now has all of the transcripts for the first half of Season Two. SGU will be returning to Syfy in the Spring, possibly early April 2011.

Stargate Universe Press

It should be noted that whenever spoilers come out for SGU, they are placed in the episode guides in the Stargate Wiki without much fanfare here in the News Blog. To keep on top of such updates, visit the main page of the Stargate Wiki to see the “Recent Updates” list of links.

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 and Atlantis.

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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