Stargate Planner: Week of May 30-June 5

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 30
United States

Memorial Day (Traditional and Observed)

SGU S2 EpilogueSTARGATE UNIVERSE on Sky One at 8 PM with “Epilogue”: Destiny arrives at Novus, an abandoned planet caught in the throes of seismic destruction. Curiosity gets the better of the crew though, which has dire consequences.

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, AMANDA TAPPING‘s Sanctuary will not be on tonight, but will return to Syfy at 10 PM ET next week.

From PR-USA.net: “Documentary Channel (DOC) commemorates U.S. soldiers with a line up of outstanding military themed documentaries in a two-day tribute to Memorial Day on Monday, May 30 and Tuesday, May 31. Never seen before on television, the two-hour theatrical version of “Operation Homecoming” airs Monday, May 30, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). […] The Oscar nominated “Operation Homecoming” is a unique documentary that explores the firsthand accounts of American troops through their written words, and offers a profound window into the human side of the war in Iraq. “Operation Homecoming” evolved out of a National Endowment for the Arts project that gathered the writing of soldiers and their families who have participated in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Interviews and dramatic readings by such actors as Robert Duvall, Josh Lucas, BEAU BRIDGES, Blaire Underwood and Justin Kirk transform selections from this collection of writing into a deep examination of the experiences of the men and women who are serving in America’s armed forces.”

Tuesday,
May 31
SGU S2 DVDStargate Universe Season Two is released on DVD today in Region 1 (North America)!

Solutions’ Summary: Through many difficult situations, the crew of the Destiny finally become a family, working together to continue Destiny‘s original mission. Along the way, they encounter remarkable civilizations and technology, and eventually have to resort to incredible measures to ensure their continued safety and existence.

Wednesday,
June 1
Today is PATRICK GILMORE‘s birthday! Tweet happy b’day wishes @PatrickGilmore.
Thursday,
June 2
Today is JEWEL STAITE‘s birthday! You can tweet your happy b’day wishes to her @JewelStaite.
Friday,
June 3

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

Saturday,
June 4
BRIAN J. SMITH and ROBERT PATRICK star in Syfy’s original movie Red Faction: Origins tonight at 9 PM ET. This movie bridges the gap between the video games Red Faction: Guerrilla and Red Faction: Armageddon. It follows the hero Alec Mason (Patrick) and his son Jake (Smith) as they search for Jake’s sister Lyra (Tamzin Merchant) only to find that she has become their enemy twelve years after her kidnapping.

CORIN NEMEC will be at the SALUTE TO SUPERNATURAL convention in Nashville, Tennessee, that is being held this weekend. Make sure to visit the website for the scheduling details.

Sunday,
June 5

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 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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Stargate Planner: Week of May 16-22

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 16
STARGATE UNIVERSE on Sky One at 8 PM with “The Hunt”: Alarm bells ring during an off-world expedition when Lt Johansen and Corp Reynolds are snatched by an alien creature. New Ancient technology comes to light too.

AMANDA TAPPING‘s Sanctuary continues on Syfy at 10 PM ET with 3.16 “Awakening.”

Tuesday,
May 17
Today is ABC’s upfront. We may learn when ROBERT CARLYLE‘s newly picked-up show Once Upon a Time will make its premiere (fall or mid-season). Zap2It announced the pick-up of this “fantasy drama starring Jennifer Morrison as a woman who is drawn into a town where fairy tales might be real. Ginnifer Goodwin co-stars as Snow White and Josh Dallas plays Prince Charming.” Carlyle plays Rumpelstiltskin, but in this modern retelling, he’s “an expert in black magic who agrees to help Snow White and Prince Charming counteract the Evil Queen’s [Lana Parrilla] spells … for a price,” according to Comic Book Resources. Carlyle has described his character as “absolutely, totally insane,” who was placed in a jail that was built solely for him in this land of fairy tales. (See Carlyle in a video interview in which he discusses his role at With Kids.)

Wednesday,
May 18
LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS guest stars as himself in tonight’s episode of Cougar Town on ABC at 9:31 PM ET in the episode “Free Fallin’.” TV Guide Synopsis: Jules decides that Travis’ downward spiral in the aftermath of his traumatic breakup has gone on long enough. Meanwhile, Bobby and Laurie get business advice from Andy and Lou Diamond Phillips; and Ellie and Grayson have a run-in with occult kids.
Thursday,
May 19
Friday,
May 20

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

ROBERT PICARDO is a last-minute media guest of MOBICON XIV in Mobile, Alabama, this weekend (May 20-22). This announcement was made at the con’s website: “Ethan Phillips, our media guest, as of this week, has had to cancel his appearance at our convention due to a family emergency. He apologizes and feels bad for having to cancel an obligation, especially this close to the show. However, he has agreed to be a guest at MOBICON XV, 2012. Now for the good news: As a favor to his friend Mr Phillips, Robert Picardo has agreed to take Ethan Phillips spot as our headline Media Guest for MOBICON XIV. He played Richard Woolsey on all three of the Stargate franchise’s shows (SG1, Atlantis, and SGU) and Dr Lewis Zimmerman on Star Trek: Voyager among many other roles. He has already announced that his autographs will be $20 in the merchant room. Please go by and pick up your personal autograph and take some time to make him feel welcome.” Make sure to visit the website for more information about this charity event that is being held on behalf of the Bay Area Food Bank.

Saturday,
May 21
Sunday,
May 22

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 May 9-15

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 9
SGUStargate Universe on Sky One at 8 PM with “Seizure.”

Syfy will be showing a marathon of SGU episodes today, leading into the series finale. Starting at 9 AM ET, you’ll see “Deliverance,” then each Season Two episode that follows until last week’s “Blockade” at 5 PM ET. “Blockade” will show again at 8 PM ET, which effectively gives viewers a two-hour send-off with the last hour of SGU following at 9 PM ET.

SERIES FINALE! Stargate Universe on Syfy at 9 PM ET with “Gauntlet.”

AMANDA TAPPING‘s Sanctuary follows SGU on Syfy at 10 PM ET.

Tuesday,
May 10
SERIES FINALE! Stargate Universe on SPACE at 10 PM ET with “Gauntlet.” Following the series finale, the InnerSPACE program will have a Stargate special that includes interviews with stars from ALL THREE Stargate series.

Wednesday,
May 11
Thursday,
May 12
Friday,
May 13
SERIES FINALE! Stargate Universe on Australia’s SciFi at 8:30 PM with “Gauntlet.”

LOU DIAMOND PHILLIPS will be honored tonight by the GI Film Festival with the annual Spirit Award for his commitment to veterans, “reflected in visits to Veterans Affairs hospitals, public service announcements for the United Service Organizations, and trips to Capitol Hill. … The Spirit Award is given annually to ‘an actor who embodies the spirit of an American GI in their creative and philanthropic work.'” Congratulations! (More info: Washington Examiner: GIFF to honor Lou Diamond Phillips)

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

Saturday,
May 14
JAMIL WALKER SMITH‘s independent film Make a Movie Like Spike will be showing in Washington, D.C., today. The SGU actor will also be at the screening afterwards for a Q&A session. Details can be found at the movie’s Facebook page.
Sunday,
May 15

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 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 April 25-May 1

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,
April 25
SGUStargate Universe on Sky One at 8 PM with “Alliances.”

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

Amanda Tapping‘s Sanctuary moves to its new night and time! Starting tonight, Sanctuary follows SGU on Syfy at 10 PM ET.

Tuesday,
April 26
Stargate Universe on SPACE at 10 PM ET with “Epilogue.”

Joe Flanigan‘s family movie Change of Plans is released on DVD today! Check for it at your local Walmart store.

Wednesday,
April 27
Thursday,
April 28
Fedcon XX starts today and runs until May 1. Stargate guests include Richard Dean Anderson, Paul McGillion, Marina Sirtis, Nicole de Boer, Tony Amendola, and Kate Hewlett. Make sure to visit the website for more details.
Friday,
April 29
NEW DAY! Stargate Universe on Australia’s SciFi at 8:30 PM with “Epilogue.”

Anaheim Comic Con starts today and runs to May 1. Stargate guests include Torri Higginson, Robert Picardo, Alaina Huffman, and Rick Worthy. Visit the website for their scheduled appearances.

Lou Diamond Phillips hosts the next installment of the Military Channel’s An Officer and a Movie: Play Dirty. Check out the production’s homepage for more information.

Saturday,
April 30
Sunday,
May 1
Brian J. SmithBrian J. Smith will be appearing in the off-Broadway play Little Black Dress. From Broadway World: “LITTLE BLACK DRESS – a new play by Ronan Noone, whose play THE ATHEIST starring Campbell Scott enjoyed considerable success Off-Broadway in 2008 – will be given its New York premiere this spring Off-Broadway, with previews set to begin Sunday, May 1 prior to an official press opening on Thursday, May 5 at Theatre at St. Clement’s (423 W. 46 St.) in Manhattan. Presented by The Exchange – an Off-Broadway theatre company specializing in new work – LITTLE BLACK DRESS is directed by Ari Edelson. Featured in the cast of LITTLE BLACK DRESS are Nina Hellman, Tobias Segal, Brian J. Smith and Dan Oreskes. With hints of A DOLL’S HOUSE and Sam Shepard, LITTLE BLACK DRESS — a funny, dark and poignant look at the sacrifices one makes when one leaves behind all that is familiar — LITTLE BLACK DRESS is set in a household in rural Blue River where Amy Beaudreaux lives with her boorish husband, their slacker pot-smoking son and his buddy, a gigolo.”

Beau Bridges returns tonight in his recurring role as Nick Brody in ABC’s Brothers & Sisters at 10:01 PM ET. The episode is called “For Better or for Worse” and is summarized in this press release provided by Futon Critic: “After Sarah confronts Brody about his being her father, she decides she no longer wants him to be a part of her life or Nora’s, but Nora just can’t seem to let him go. Meanwhile, Olivia struggles with the new addition of baby Daniel to the family.”

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • SG-1 in 'Window of Opportunity' in Season FourFranchise – With news that the Stargate franchise as we know it will end in a few weeks with the airing of SGU’s final episode “Gauntlet,” executive producer Joseph Mallozzi has begun to look back on his time with the productions, starting in Season Four of Stargate SG-1. He’s posting a series of entries dedicated to each season that he and writing partner Paul Mullie were in Vancouver, a place that they thought they would only be for a couple of years! Start reading his “Days of Stargate Past” in his April 22nd and April 23rd entries. Sadly, these reminiscent entries were sparked by the fact that they will start “de-rigging” Stage 5: “Stage 5, as you may or may not know, was home to Stargate: Universe’s Icarus base but, for many, many years before that, it held the standing sets for Stargate: SG-1: the SGC corridors, the infirmary, the control room, the briefing, Hammond’s office (later occupied by O’Neill, then Landry) and, of course, the gate room. Sad times indeed.”

Stargate Universe News

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, 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 April 18-24

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,
April 18
SGUStargate Universe on Sky One at 8 PM with “Twin Destinies.”

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

Tuesday,
April 19
Stargate Universe on SPACE at 10 PM ET with “Common Descent.”

Today is David Hewlett‘s birthday!

Jason Momoa‘s HBO series Game of Thrones premieres in the UK on Sky Atlantic tonight at 9 PM!

Wednesday,
April 20
Thursday,
April 21
Friday,
April 22
NEW DAY! Stargate Universe on Australia’s SciFi at 8:30 PM with “Common Descent.”

Lou Diamond Phillips hosts the next installment of the Military Channel’s An Officer and a Movie: Victory. Check out the production’s homepage for more information.

Saturday,
April 23
Lou Diamond Phillips and Mark Dacascos will be presenters at the Thousand Hearts Benefit Concert Supporting Japan Disaster Relief in Pasadena, California. The program is being sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Visit PR-USA.net for times and ticket information.
Sunday,
April 24

News Notes

Stargate Universe News

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, 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 April 11-17

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,
April 11
SGUSGU Returns to the UK! Stargate Universe on Sky One at 8 PM with “Deliverance.”

Stargate Universe on Syfy at 10 PM ET with “The Hunt.”

Tuesday,
April 12
Stargate Universe on SPACE at 10 PM ET with “The Hunt.”
Wednesday,   April 13
Thursday,   April 14 Today is Robert Carlyle‘s birthday!

Official Stargate ConThe Official Stargate Convention in Vancouver starts today and runs until April 17. Stargate guests include Christopher Judge, Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Corin Nemec, Jamil Walker Smith, Alexis Cruz, J.R. Bourne, David Nykl, Kavan Smith, Andee Frizzell, Christopher Heyerdahl, Mark Burgess, Alex Zahara, Dan Payne, Robert Davi, Patrick Currie, and Brad Wright. Make sure to visit the website for the schedule, which is subject to updates.

Joe Flanigan co-stars in the independent film Good Day for It, which is showing at 7 PM ET at the Ritz East Theater One in Philadelphia, PA, as part of the Philly Cinefest.

Friday,
April 15
NEW DAY/TIME! Stargate Universe on Australia’s SciFi at 8:30 PM with “The Hunt.”

Red Riding HoodToday is the UK release of Michael Shanks‘s Red Riding Hood. Check local listings for times.

Amanda Tapping‘s Sanctuary returns with the second half of Season Three on Syfy at 10 PM ET.

Lou Diamond Phillips hosts the next installment of the Military Channel’s An Officer and a Movie: The Bridge at Remagen. Check out the production’s homepage for more information.

Saturday,
April 16
Michael Shanks is currently scheduled to appear at the SciFi Convention 1.5 in Paris, France, this weekend. Check the con’s website for more details.

Catch Ronny Cox in the new family movie Truth Be Told on FOX at 8 PM ET tonight! PR Newswire has the details.

Sunday,
April 17
Today is Alaina Huffman‘s birthday!

Jason Momoa‘s Game of Thrones premieres tonight on HBO at 9 PM ET! Momoa plays the warrior Khal Drogo in this fantasy series based on the books by George R. R. Martin.

News Notes

Stargate Universe News

  • Actors…Beyond the Event HorizonLouis Ferreira has been added to this exclusive Solutions feature! More SGU actor pages will be added over the next few weeks.
  • SGU and Social MediaForbes Blog: Stargate Universe Beats Snooki … On New Social Network TV Charts
  • Jonas Quinn as a member of SG-1Jonas Quinn Fans! – Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi had stated in an earlier weblog entry that there was supposed to be a mention of Jonas Quinn in last week’s episode “Seizure.” SG-1 fans who tuned in to find out what has become of the former team member were disappointed! No mention at all was made, although we do know that his home world survived the Ori invasion. In response to fans’ disappointment and questions whether or not it was even considered to mention Jonas, Mallozzi wrote, “Yes, in fact I gave a note at the script stage that, at the very least, some mention should be made about the fact that Jonas Quinn had retired from public office. Don’t know what happened but it obviously didn’t make it onscreen.”

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, 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 Universe: 2.15 "Seizure" (Atlantis Crossover)

Robert Picardo as Richard WoolseyDavid Hewlett as Dr. Rodney McKay

Richard Woolsey and Dr. Rodney McKay are involved in politics
and science in SEIZURE

Tonight at 10 PM ET on Syfy—and later this week in Canada and Australia—is Stargate Universe episode 2.15 “Seizure,” written by Remi Aubuchon and directed by Helen Shaver.

This episode has been called the “Atlantis Crossover” because David Hewlett and Robert Picardo guest star as Dr. Rodney McKay and Richard Woolsey, respectively, but the city of Atlantis is not being highlighted in the story. Instead, the planet Langara is visited by McKay, Woolsey, and Col. David Telford as they negotiate to use the planet’s naquadria-powered Stargate to send supplies to Destiny. This planet’s name should sound familiar to SG-1’s Jonas Quinn/Corin Nemec fans, as this is the former team member’s home world. Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi stated that “there should be” a mention of what has become of Quinn after his world was overtaken by the Ori in the SG-1 episode 10.07 “Counterstrike.”

Langaran Stargate
Langara's Stargate Facility (MGM)
Another major guest star in tonight’s episode is Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic), acclaimed stage and film actor, who portrays Langaran Ambassador Ovirda. The Langarans as a whole have recovered from the Ori War, and have even built a more elaborate facility in which to house their Stargate, but Ovirda is wary of Earth’s use of their Stargate to dial the ninth chevron because, admittedly, the previous uses of a planet’s naquadria core have resulted in utter destruction! To mount even greater tension is the threat of the Lucian Alliance who may also wish to use the Langaran Stargate to invade Destiny.

It’s a jam-packed episode that is sure to touch on much of the mythology of the entire franchise, including the newest storyline concerning Amanda Perry and Ginn, who are now part of the crew as avatars! After viewing, make sure to rejoin us here for our episode poll on the front page.

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Stargate Planner: Week of April 4-10

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,   April 4 SGUStargate Universe on Syfy at 10 PM ET with “Seizure.” David Hewlett and Robert Picardo guest star!
Tuesday,   April 5 Stargate Universe on SPACE at 10 PM ET with “Seizure.” David Hewlett and Robert Picardo guest star!

Solutions’ STARGATE PLANNER turns 1 today! 🙂 All of the “back issues” are available by typing “Stargate Planner: Week of” in the Blog’s search box.

Wednesday,   April 6
Thursday,   April 7 Morena Baccarin guest stars in tonight’s episode of The Mentalist at 10 PM on CBS: “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Synopsis: “Patrick Jane sets out to prove a beautiful yet manipulative matchmaker shot and killed her husband after his body is found floating in the marina.” Visit CBS YouTube for a preview.
Friday,
April 8
NEW DAY/TIME! Stargate Universe on Australia’s SciFi at 8:30 PM with “Seizure.” David Hewlett and Robert Picardo guest star!

An Officer and a Movie hosted by Lou Diamond PhillipsLou Diamond Phillips hosts the next installment of the new feature on the Military Channel called An Officer and a Movie. Tonight’s installment (8 PM ET) is Heartbreak Ridge. From the Military Channel’s press release: “Hard-living Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) has seen action in Korea and Vietnam. Approaching retirement, he returns to his old Marine Corps unit to train a young reconnaissance platoon. His training and their skills are tested when the U.S. enters into war in Grenada. Providing expert commentary for Heartbreak Ridge is Bronze Star recipient for his actions in Iraq, Maj. Timothy S. Brady, Jr. (USMC). Maj. Brady planned more than 25 battalion orders for the conduct of combat operations for Operation Iraqi Freedom including the execution of combined ‘heliborne’ assault operations.” There will be reruns of the feature, so check out the airing schedule at the ‘An Officer and a Movie’ homepage.

Saturday,   April 9 Joe Flanigan stars in Syfy’s Original Movie Ferocious Planet, premiering at 9 PM ET. This movie used to be called The Other Side and is about when “[a]n experimental device malfunctions, transporting a group of observers to another dimension. The group must repair the machine in order to return home while fending off bloodthirsty creatures.” The DVD is available on pre-order at Amazon.com with a release date of June 7 (Region 1).

Make a Movie Like SpikeJamil Walker Smith wrote the screenplay, directed, and starred in his independent film Make a Movie Like Spike. This movie will be screened at 2:30 PM at the ReelWorld Film Festival in Toronto. Synopsis: “Armed with dreams that extend beyond their block, Luis and Ronald, two best friends from Los Angeles, videotape their last 36 hours before shipping off to Afghanistan. One hundred days before Obama’s inauguration, these young men have joined the Marines together to face the obstacles and circumstances that seem to overwhelm their passage into manhood. Luis wants to be a filmmaker and Ronald wants to travel the world and raise a family. Through the lens of Luis’ video camera, they capture their friends, family members and the places they call home in order to remember who they are and where they come from. In their darkest hour, they turn on the video camera for the last time and document the final moments of their journey home. They soon realize that their dreams and promises of a new life mean nothing in a place called War.” Visit the movie’s Facebook page for more information and additional links.

Corin Nemec will be representing Stargate at the Salon Collexion convention in Macon, France, this weekend. Check the con’s website for more information.

Sunday,    April 10

News Notes

Stargate Universe News

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, 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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