Actor and Stargate News

More updates from the past couple of months, in case you missed them elsewhere on the web!

In exciting and mysterious news, both Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping have tweeted that they’re voicing their SG-1 characters for an SG-1 game or app. Michael tweeted: Rumors are true: voicing new SG1 app game. #stargateUnleashed #epicness#badassery pic.twitter.com/OMOfCTS2 We haven’t found other news about the app, but this would be at least the 3rd attempt at a Stargate game, and we hope it finally comes to pass!

Michael’s show, Saving Hope, has been renewed for 18 episodes for Season 2. It will air in Canada and has been sold to foreign markets, while as of now it hasn’t been picked up by a US network. NBC canceled it just before the end of its first season run, but perhaps another network will pick it up for next summer.

Ming Na has been cast as a lead in Joss Whedon’s upcoming super-hero Avengers’ spin-off series, S.H.I.E.L.D. This is a huge deal, as the show is highly anticipated in the US markets at least. We give Ming our hearty congratulations!

Paul McGillion appeared in an episode of Fringe a few weeks ago. Try to catch it if you missed it — it’s called “The Recordist”. Paul was also recently filming another episode of Once Upon a Time, presumably to reprise his role as the Knave of Hearts. Keep an eye out for that one.

Joe Flanigan recently traveled to Austin, Texas to film a pilot for a possible new series on the Lifetime network called The Secret Lives of Wives. He would play the husband of Reed, who is played by Salli Richardson, who co-starred on Syfy’s Eureka.

Ben Browder will appear in an episode of the hit series Arrow. More details here.

Brian J. Smith tweeted that he’ll be appearing in the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie with Zachary Quinto and others, in a Boston, MA production. More details here at Playbill. He will also be in one episode of the new Syfy series Defiance.

Louis Ferreira appeared in four episodes of the second season of The L.A. Complex. Fans should look for the show on-line or hopefully soon on DVD.

Finally, Stargate writer-producer Carl Binder will be heading back up to Vancouver, this time to be the show-runner for Hallmark’s new series Cedar Cove, starring Andie MacDowell.

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Stargate Actor Updates

Hey, we’re still here! Here’s a round-up of the various bits of news that have come out recently about our beloved Stargate actors.

In disappointing news, the US network NBC dropped the final two episodes of Saving Hope from its summer schedule. But US fans of Michael Shanks and Erica Durance can watch the episodes on-line at NBC.com’s Saving Hope videos page. Episode 12, “Ride Hard or Go Home” is up now, and we expect the season finale, “The Sleeper Awakes” to be up later this week. The show has been renewed by CTV in Canada for Season 2, to air next summer. We hope the show will be released in the US in some form, if not on a network! It’s a pity that 3 million viewers were not enough to keep it on the air in the states.

Meanwhile Michael Shanks has stayed very busy since Saving Hope Season 1 finished filming. As he has been tweeting (@MichaelShanks), he’s currently in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada filming a bio-pic. He’s playing the lead role of Gordie Howe in the film, called Mr. Hockey. Gordie Howe is a hockey legend, and Michael is clearly thrilled to be playing the iconic role, while using his real hockey skills as well. No word on a US release yet, but we will keep an eye out.

Jewel Staite continues to co-star in The L.A. Complex, which airs on The CW in the US. Martin Gero, a writer and producer on Stargate, is the creator and executive producer of the show, which is set in L.A. and is filmed in both L.A. and Toronto, Canada. There is no word yet on a Season 3. US ratings were low on Tuesdays, but improved when it recently got moved to Mondays. Follow Jewel on twitter here: @JewelStaite

Jason Momoa has been cast as a villain in the upcoming film Wolves, as reported here. He’ll play the evil werewolf patriarch of a town. This project was recently announced, so no word on release date yet. Jason appears in Bullet to the Head with Sylvester Stallone. It’s scheduled for release on 1 February 2013.

Paul McGillion is a new daddy of baby Hugh, born in early August! And he just filmed an episode of Fox’s Fringe. Follow Paul on twitter: @PaulyMcGillion.

Joe Flanigan has a couple of things coming up for release. First is Six Bullets, which he filmed with Jean Claude Van Damme in eastern Europe a while back. The film will be released on DVD in the US this Wednesday September 11 (order from Amazon here). A review of the movie is here, and has this nice thing to say about Joe:

One of the biggest surprises in the movie was Joe Flanigan who was great as the desperate father willing to do anything to get his daughter back. He definitely has the potential to become the next big action star.

Joe’s other role filmed a while back was an episode of Metal Hurlant Chronicles, which appears to be nearing release in France, then possibly in Germany and the UK. There’s no word on a US release yet. You can view a trailer here at Collider.

Many Stargate actors attended DragonCon 2012 in Atlanta last month, including Richard Dean Anderson, Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Cliff Simon, Robert Picardo, Tony Amendola, Peter Kelamis, and probably others we don’t know about! We didn’t hear word of any new projects from the actors, but that could simply be because we’re not watching the right internet spots. Likewise Joe Flanigan, Michael Shanks, Paul McGillion, and others attended the Creation Stargate convention earlier in August, but not much word of new work has gotten out. If you heard of any big news, please let us know!

 

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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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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 Horror-Movies.ca: “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, TVGuide.com 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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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’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 (www.valleycommunityclinic.org) 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 www.biddingforgood.com/ValleyClinic. 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. Variety.com 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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Joe Flanigan Cast in European SciFi Series

Joe Flanigan announced at a convention in the UK this weekend that he’s taken a role in a new scifi series called the Metal Hurlant Chronicles. He said (according to a @FlanInfo Twitter report) that he’ll be filming in November, after he goes to the Marseille Halfway Convention. He said, “It’s cool, like Blade Runner, but more bad guys.”

Variety has published two articles about the project so far, here and here. The first describes the show as being based on the 1980’s French graphic novel series that was called Heavy Metal in the US. The live-action series is a multi-national Euopean production that’s been sold as a TV series to more than 20 territories, although not yet to the US. Distribution in the US is still under negotiation. There is a plan to produce two seasons of 12 episodes each.

Each episode will be shot in English and French. Perhaps Joe’s ability to speak French (to some degree!) helped him get the role!

The second article announces early casting decisions, naming Joe as “starring” in the show. From the article:

CANNES — Scott Adkins (“The Expendables 2”) and Michael Jai White (“Black Dynamite”) have joined the international cast of sci-fi TV series “Metal Hurlant Chronicles.”

Rutger Hauer (“Blade Runner”), Joe Flanigan (“Stargate Atlantis) and James Marsters (“Buffy”) will also star in the TV show’s first season.

It’s not clear if Joe will be a regular or a guest star in one or more episodes. At the convention he only mentioned filming during the month of November (in Belgium), and in the past he’s said he doesn’t want to work far from his home in Malibu for long periods.

By the way, Joe tweeted the attached picture late last week, showing the stenciled tattoos he wore for Six Bullets, which he just finished filming in Romania. By the way, IMDB shows the name of that movie has changed to The Butcher.

Thanks to @FlanInfo for gathering all the Metal Hurlant information from the convention and the ‘net!

Metal Hurlant has a FaceBook page, in French. So far no mention of Joe that we can see.

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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:

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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. 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: Joe Flanigan in "Fringe" Tonight

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Stargate star JOE FLANIGAN makes a guest appearance tonight in the Season Four premiere of Fringe as Robert Danzig. Be sure to tune into Fox at 9/8c for the episode “Neither Here Nor There.”

We first got word that Flanigan was guesting in this sci-fi favorite when he tweeted the news himself back in July: “Working on Fringe right now. Trying to get my small head around their mythology.”

Indeed, there is a lot to wrap your head around with this show, which stars Stargate vet John Noble as Dr. Walter Bishop, Joshua Jackson as his son Peter, Anna Torv as FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, Lance Reddick as Agent Phillip Broyles, Jasika Nicole as Astrid Farnsworth, and Blair Brown as Nina Sharp. There are alternate universes (at least one that we know of) and shape-shifters who have mercury as blood. There’s even a time traveling machine and “Observers” who appear to be secretly steering events. On top of that, there are fringe science concepts such as devices that allow people to walk through solid objects and geographic pockets where the rules of science are turned upside down.

Tonight’s episode picks up one week after the Season Three finale in which Peter vanishes as if he never existed after bringing the two universes together at Liberty Island to find a way for the two realities to co-exist without one cancelling out the other. In the meantime, “as the two universes maintain an uneasy alliance, Lincoln Lee helps the Fringe team on a shape-shifting investigation that hits close to home.”

If you miss the original airing, visit the Fringe Episode Guide for online streaming of past episodes.

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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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