David Hewlett Doing “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit 1/23/14

DHewlettRedditDavid Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay) is doing an Ask Me Anything (AMA) over at Reddit at 7 pm EST on 23 Jan 2014. For those who don’t know, Reddit is a general discussion forum that often hosts AMAs by famous people, who must verify they are ‘them’ by taking a picture referencing the AMA. Any user can ask a question, and the guest answerer can choose which ones to answer.

Anyone can read the AMA, but to ask a question, you need to be a Reddit member.

The producers for State of Syn have provided a how-to for the AMA over here: Instructions

According to his twitter, David is quite nervous about the AMA. So head on over and offer some love to the man who brought us McKay!

UPDATE: THE AMA PAGE IS HERE.

 

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Stargate Alums Attached to Bell Media Projects

Canadian multi-media company Bell Media has announced 29 new drama projects in development. Several Stargate alums from in front of and behind the camera are ‘attached’ to the projects, meaning they have agreed to participate in the project if it goes forward. This includes one in which David Hewlett and Kate Hewlett would once again ‘play’ brother and sister! Stay tuned to see which projects make it all the way to the small screen, in Canada and elsewhere. Here are the projects with Stargate folks attached:

AKA
A serialized drama about a woman with the perfect life – and a dark secret that could change everything.
Attached:

  • Thunderbird Films
  • Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozzi (STARGATE SG-1)

ECHOES
Serialized series in which Earth becomes the battlefield for two warring extraterrestrial species, and humanity struggles to survive.
Attached:

  • Don Carmody Productions
  • Carl Binder (STARGATE UNIVERSE)

SOUL HUNTER
After literally making a deal with the Devil, a young woman must capture 100 escaped souls and return them to Hell in order to get her life back.
Attached:

  • Thunderbird Films
  • Robert C. Cooper (STARGATE SG-1)

STRAIN
When an estranged brother and sister inherit their mother’s sci-fi-writing empire, they learn the truth behind some surprising lies.
Attached:

  • Pier 21 Films
  • David Hewlett (STARGATE SG-1), Kate Hewlett (INSECURITY), and Craig Wallace (TODD & THE BOOK OF PURE EVIL)

 

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Stargate Briefing: Hewlett, Judge, Luttrell, Picardo, Tapping

David Hewlett’s The Whistleblower Coming to Blu-ray

DAVID HEWLETT’s The Whistleblower is getting a Blu-ray release on January 24, 2012, according to High Def Digest. The movie, which Hewlett filmed in Romania in the fall of 2009, was screened at several independent film festivals prior to its recent limited release in American theaters. This description from High Def Digest:

Academy Award winners Rachel Weisz (‘The Constant Gardner’) and Vanessa Redgrave (‘Julia’) head a powerful cast that includes Oscar® Nominee David Strathairn (‘Good Night and Good Luck’) in writer-director Larysa Kondracki’s harrowing dramatic thriller. When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac (Weisz) accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in post-war Bosnia, she uncovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. After learning that fellow peacekeepers and military contractors are involved in the ghastly practice and its cover-up, Bolkovac risks her own life to save the lives of others and expose the corruption. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, ‘The Whistleblower’ is an acclaimed film inspired by actual events and includes stellar supporting performances from Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock”), Monica Bellucci (‘The Matrix Reloaded’) and David Hewlett (“Stargate: Atlantis”).

Make sure to visit the article for further information about this Blu-ray release.

More on Christopher Judge’s The Dark Knight Rises IMAX Prologue

CHRISTOPHER JUDGE’s The Dark Knight Rises has a six-minute prologue that will be screened in IMAX theaters throughout the United States and Canada on December 16 along with the premiere of Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol. There will also be a UK release to a limited number of theaters on December 21. Flicks and Bits has reprinted a press release from Warner Bros. Pictures that lists all of the theaters that will be screening the prologue for the final installment in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, which will be released on July 20, 2012.

Rachel Luttrell Guested on NCIS

Apologies to the fans of RACHEL LUTTRELL for missing her guest appearance on NCIS on November 22. Her role was that of Navy Lieutenant Commander Stephanie Mosner in the episode “Sins of the Father.” As a consolation, you can still catch her online on CBS.com’s NCIS video page. It will probably be available for another few weeks as CBS.com keeps the last four episodes for free online streaming.

Picardo Cuts Soundtrack for Scrooge

ROBERT PICARDO has recorded a re-imagined soundtrack of the 1970 musical Scrooge! According to Kik Axe Music, the new recording has just been released in digital (iTunes) and CD forms (December 1). Picardo was thrilled to perform as Scrooge and enthused, “The other wonderful thing about being in anything that is Christmas-related is that you are an evergreen. It becomes relevant again every 12 months. It’s fun to be in something that people can either punch up on their computer every year or pull the disk out of their CD cabinet and enjoy it, year after year, because the music is so great.” Visit Kik Axe Music for more information about the release, including a chance to obtain a CD signed by Picardo himself.

New Teaser for Amanda Tapping’s Space Milkshake

AMANDA TAPPING co-stars with Robin Dunne, Billy Boyd, and Kristin Kreuk in this sci-fi comedy about four spaceworkers who are “on a run down orbital sanitation station [and] run into a few problems when they salvage a strange device from space ship wreckage.” The movie has both an official website and Facebook page, but as of right now, no confirmed release date. Here is their first promo trailer that gives you a hint as to the humorous tone of the movie:

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Reminder: David Hewlett’s "Rage of the Yeti" Tonight!

RAGE OF THE YETI (Syfy)Stargate star DAVID HEWLETT directed the Syfy Original Movie Rage of the Yeti, premiering tonight at 9/8c!

Hewlett would tweet about his time in the harsh environment in Bulgaria while directing this monster movie, calling the Yeti an “evil snow monkey.” If you missed his 140-character observations, don’t be dismayed; here’s an interview conducted by io9’s Meredith Woerner, “Stargate’s David Hewlett tells us why his bulletproof Yetis are so pissed.”

Not only did Hewlett direct the movie, but he also has a part in it. He can be seen as billionaire collector Mills who sends out “a bunch of people” to find a rare item called the Codex. They end up in the Canadian Arctic, where some Yetis got loose during a botched transport from China. Hewlett agrees with the Yetis’ rage, “They’re so angry because they’ve been dragged from China and they found themselves in the Canadian Arctic. And believe me, being a Canadian, no one wants to be in the Canadian Arctic. It’s very, very cold.”

Two of the Indiana-Jones-wannabes hired by Mills include brothers Jonas (David Chokachi) and Jace (Matthew Kevin Anderson), who not only fight with each other in a brotherly way, but also take on the harsh climate and “pissed-off evil snow moneys” for their own survival.

Chokachi talked with Steve Eramo at The Morton Report about his time as an actor filming in the snow and cold of Bulgaria in the interview “Nightmare on Ice: Interview with Rage Of The Yeti’s David Chokachi.” The actor, who is known for his roles in Baywatch and Witchblade, knows the reputation of Syfy’s Original Movies, but asserts, “We’re not out there trying to sell this as Shakespeare in the Park. It’s fun and there’s something, I think, in it for everyone.”

If you love behind-the-scenes scoops, you should definitely check out both of these interviews. The filming in Bulgaria was a special challenge to everyone involved, where they faced real-life dangers. And here’s a sneak peek and related clips from Syfy that show some of the snow-heavy results of their dedicated efforts. Make sure to tune in tonight to watch the rest:

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Stargate Briefing: Browder, Flanigan, Hewlett, Shanks, Tapping

Update on Ben Browder’s Projects

Here’s a new trailer for Bad Kids Go to Hell movie, BEN BROWDER’s most recent film project, which is to be released sometime in 2012:

The Naught for Hire webseries, for which Browder co-produces and stars, is still in “development.” We thought we were getting a premiere of it at July’s San Diego Comic Con, but a new contract with Paramount Digital has apparently caused the premiere to be delayed. In an interview conducted in August with fansite Naught P.I. Agency, producer/writer Jeffrey Berman stated, “Naught, obviously, has a completed script for the entire series and most of the cast is in place. What we are still working on is securing the funds to shoot the project. Since we’re aiming for a web telecast, the funding process is not traditional and as this is still new territory it’s taking longer than we had hoped.” The new launch is now slated to be sometime in 2012.

More on Joe Flanigan’s Metal Hurlant Chronicles

The Sun has a report on the Twitter updates from JOE FLANIGAN and co-star Kelly Brook as they filmed scenes together for the new series Metal Hurlant Chronicles. Flanigan tweeted, “Fighting Turtle Sapiens outside of Brussels with @IAMKELLYBROOK. Who said Halloween isn’t real? Call it Heavy Metal.” He also published a relevant page of the comic book series that is the foundation of this new TV series, which will debut in April 2012 (not yet in the US, though). Brook gave readers an idea of what they’re doing by posting a picture of her posing with two of the “Turtle Sapiens.”

David Hewlett Chooses His Favorites in a Pumpkin-Carving Contest

DAVID HEWLETT was honored by Blastr to be the judge in their sci-fi-themed pumpkin carving contest. Make sure to check out the results at the link.

Update on Michael Shanks’ Projects

MICHAEL SHANKS’ Lifetime movie The Pastor’s Wife premiered last night, but they’ll be airing repeats in case you missed it. Daemon’s TV described his performance, “Michael Shanks shines as the Pastor who is charming to the outside world, but a monster in his own home.” Check your local listings for the repeat schedule.

Saving Hope‘s home is Canada’s CTV, but it’s possible that American viewers will get to see the new show. The Hollywood Reporter recently posted, “Entertainment One and ‘Rookie Blue’ creator Ilana Frank will pitch the Erica Durance and Michael Shanks-starring medical drama in Los Angeles next week.” Rookie Blue, also a Canadian show that stars SG-1 guest star Ben Bass (Dr. Steven Rayner, 4.14 “The Curse”), airs on ABC in the United States.

New Project for Amanda Tapping

AMANDA TAPPING has a new film project! This news from Fans Share:

It appears that there is a new big screen, double team supreme developing as Smallville actress Kristin Kreuk and Lord Of The Rings star Billy Boyd are set to team up yet again.

[…] Now they have both signed up to star in the Armen Evrensel, sci-fi comedy movie Space Milkshake, which will begin filming early next year.

Space Milkshake centres around four space workers on a rundown orbital sanitation station, who run into a few problems when they salvage a strange device from a space ship wreckage. Director Armen Evrensel penned the screenplay for the movie, which will also star Amanda Tapping and Robin Dunne. Space Milkshake is expected to be released late 2012 or early 2013.

Kreuk and Boyd aren’t the only pair doing another project together; Robin Dunne is Tapping’s co-star in her hit sci-fi series Sanctuary.

Visit the IMDb record for the movie for more information.

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Stargate Briefing: Tapping, Hewlett, Bridges, Francks

Reminder: Sanctuary Returns Tonight!

Tune into the premiere of Season Four of AMANDA TAPPING’s Sanctuary tonight on the Syfy channel at 10/9c and on Canada’s Space channel at 10E/10:30P! Here’s Space’s preview:

ETA: Pop Culture Zoo has a new video interview with Tapping and co-star Robin Dunne in which they tease fans about this new season. Additionally, The Vancouver Sun recently interviewed Tapping about the show.

David Hewlett Narrates Environmental Film

The Tyee has published a feature about a new environmental film, Waking the Green Tiger, that will be debuting at the Vancouver International Film Festival tonight at 9:30 PM (it will be screened again on Tuesday, October 11, at 12:20 PM). Stargate’s DAVID HEWLETT is the narrator!

The movie is narrated by Stargate star David Hewlett, who Carson says was attracted by the environmental issues. “He’s very interested in the environment and he has a young son, so he’s looking at the world in a different way, and was just a thorough delight to work with.”

To read more about the film, make sure to visit the link above.

Beau Bridges Records Track for Haiti Relief

From Variety: Composers in tune for a cause: Orchestral work created for Haiti relief:

Twenty-six years ago, “We Are the World” and “Live Aid” raised millions for African famine relief. Now, some Hollywood film composers have joined together to write a symphony they hope will raise at least $1 million to help the victims of last year’s earthquake in Haiti.

“A Symphony of Hope,” a 50-minute work penned by 25 different composers from the film, TV and game worlds, was released last week and has already hit Amazon.com‘s top-25 chart of new classical releases.

[…]

Rounding out the album are three additional tracks that Lennertz hopes potential buyers will find attractive: jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval and singer Lucy Schwartz performing their spins on traditional Haitian tunes, and actor Beau Bridges reading an original poem about the disaster.

Update: Francks’s The Listener Now Filming Third Season

We just saw RAINBOW SUN FRANCKS’s The Listener in the news concerning ION’s pick-up to show the first two seasons, and now we’ve just got word that the third season is currently being filmed. Francks returns as Corp. Dev Clark for 13 episodes in the new season. Visit Media Update: Third season production of The Listener gets underway: Fox International Channels has announced that production is underway on season three of the original drama series The Listener.

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Stargate Planner: Week of September 26-October 2

We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week. Also, if you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below.

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

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

Sunday,
October 2

Solutions Features and Brief Updates

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

Our LJ COMPANION has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits. Some of our recent posts in this LJ, as well as from the related SGU DESTINY, a Universe-specific community, include:

ONCE UPON A CURE logo

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

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

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Reminder: Hewlett, Picardo Encounter "Morlocks" Tonight

DAVID HEWLETT and ROBERT PICARDO can be seen tonight in the Syfy Original Movie Morlocks at 9/8c! If the title sounds familiar, it’s because it is taken from the mutant creatures of Earth’s future in the H.G. Wells sci-fi classic The Time Machine.

From the Wells classic, the Morlocks are an ape-like creature that live on Earth of AD 802701. In Syfy’s story, time travelers encounter the Morlocks, and somehow these creatures discover how to travel back to our present. They are ferocious and could spell the end of humankind. Who will save the day? Tune in to find out!

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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.

Calendar

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 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.

Calendar

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.

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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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