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The Casts of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis to Mingle With Fans at Annual Gathering

LOS ANGELES, July 6 /PRNewswire/ — Fans attending this year’s Comic Con convention in San Diego are in for an unprecedented treat, as stars of television’s longest-running sci-fi series, Stargate SG-1 (tied with The X-Files), will introduce fans to the genre’s newest stars, the principal cast of Stargate Atlantis, at a special panel presentation beginning at 11:30 am on Saturday, July 24.

Stargate SG-1 cast members confirmed to attend the convention include series stars Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping and Christopher Judge, who will be joined onstage by series creator Brad Wright and executive producer Rob Cooper.

Immediately following the SG-1 panel, attendees will meet the stars of Stargate Atlantis, Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Rainbow Sun Francks, Rachel Luttrell and David Hewlett, who will be joined by director Martin Woods. This back-to-back panel presentation is an unprecedented opportunity for Stargate fans to hear from the stars and creative executives behind both series.

Then, at 3:00 pm on Saturday, stars of both series will meet fans and sign autographs at Comic Con’s designated “autograph site.”

Stargate Atlantis will premiere on SCI FI CHANNEL with a special two-hour movie event beginning at 9:00 pm on Friday, July 16, and will settle into its regular timeslot at 10:00 pm the following Friday, July 23. The Eighth Season premiere of Stargate SG-1 will take place at 9:00 pm on Friday, July 23.


Actor Michael Shanks, who plays Dr. Daniel Jackson on the show, was interviewed 9 July by Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune “Michael Shanks: Back And Loving It”

SHANKS on the relationship between Jack O’Neill and Daniel Jackson.

It’s a great dynamic between Rick’s character and Daniel Jackson, to have that sort of earnest enthusiasm and this boyish naivete and altruistic belief in the concepts of science fiction, and then have O’Neill as the voice of the audience, saying, “Oh, come on.” It’s fun to have one character believe and then have another character mock that a little.

There is an element of moral debate there, though. It’s great to ask the what-if questions, we don’t know what time travel or [travel to the stars] would be like, why not take people from our present time and put in all the SpongeBob jokes and see what would happen in those situations. As long as you don’t take the audience out of it by taking it to pure camp. But I love Rick’s character’s sense of humor to escape the seriousness of a situation.

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Read the rest of Michael Shanks’ interview at the Chicago Tribune online edition


Michael Shanks wins the Leo award for best lead actor in a dramatic series!

The Leo Awards recognize excellence in British Columbia, Canada film and television (Leo Awards Site).

Of the many Leo nominations Stargate SG-1 received this year (see story below), we’re delighted and gratified to see that Michael Shanks was recognized with a win for his stand-out performance in Season 7’s Lifeboat, in which he portrayed, in addition to Daniel, several distinct personalities who angered and moved us by turns.

We’re also very pleased to congratulate Amanda Tapping for winning best lead performance by a female in Season 7’s Grace, in which Sam was trapped alone on Prometheus and forced to face up to her life choices. Our best wishes go also to the sound editing and make-up teams for their wins, and to Colin Cunningham, who won for a different show but is in our hearts anyway.

2004 Award: Best Lead Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
Program: Stargate SG1 – Lifeboat
Recipient(s): Michael Shanks

2004 Award: Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series
Program: Stargate SG1 – Grace
Recipient(s): Amanda Tapping

2004 Award: Best Make Up in a Dramatic Series
Program: Stargate SG1 – Enemy Mine
Recipient(s): Jan Newman, Todd Masters, Lise Kuhr, Rachel Griffin, Dorothee Deichmann, Mike Fields

2004 Award: Best Sound Editing in a Dramatic Series
Program: Stargate SG1 – Lost City Part 2
Recipient(s): Devan Kraushar, James Wallace, Kirby Jinnah, Kelly Frey, Jason Mauza

2004 Award: Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series
Program: Da Vinci’s Inquest – 25 Dollar Conversation
Recipient(s): Colin Cunningham

See all of the nominees and awardees at Leo Awards Site.


The Academy of Science Fiction Fantasy & Horror Films
30th Annual Saturn Awards

Stargate SG-1 was honoured to receive a Saturn Award for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series for SCI FI Channel in the Academy’s 30th Annual Awards. The award was collected by writer and Co-Executive Producer Joseph Mallozzi, who flew to Los Angeles to represent the makers of the show.

SG-1 received 4 nominations in the 30th Annual Saturn Awards: Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, Best Actor in a Television Series for Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks and Best Supporting Actress for Amanda Tapping.


Celebrating Excellence In British Columbia Film and Television

The sixth annual LEO AWARDS are set to take place on May 28th, 2004 and May 29th, 2004 at the Westin Bayshore Resort & Marina. The LEO AWARDS is where the best and brightest film and television talent and programs in British Columbia will be honoured for their work.

At the heart of the LEO AWARDS is the strength of the British Columbia film and television industry. Providing over 15,000 jobs and generating over $1 billion in economic activity in 2001, the industry plays an integral role in strengthening the economic vitality of British Columbia.

The LEO AWARDS believe that honouring and rewarding individuals for their efforts goes a long way towards fostering a strong future for British Columbia film and television.

LEO AWARDS 2004 Nominees – Dramatic Series

The Nominees for Best Dramatic Series
Stargate SG-1: Producer(s): N. John Smith, Brad Wright, Robert C. Cooper, Michael Greenburg, Richard Dean Anderson, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, Andy Mikita, Damian Kindler, Peter DeLuise

The Nominees for Best Lead Performance by a Male
Michael Shanks – Stargate SG-1 – Lifeboat

The Nominees for Best Supporting Performance by a Male
Don S. Davis – Stargate SG-1 – Heroes Part 2

The Nominees for Best Lead Performance by a Female
Amanda Tapping – Stargate SG-1 – Grace

The Nominees for Best Supporting Performance by a Female
Teryl Rothery – Stargate SG-1 – Lifeboat

The Nominees for Best Direction
Andy Mikita – Stargate SG-1 – Heroes Part 2
Amanda Tapping – Stargate SG-1 – Resurrection

The Nominees for Best Screenwriting
Robert C. Cooper – Stargate SG-1 – Heroes Part 2

The Nominees for Best Picture Editing
Eric Hill – Stargate SG-1 – Heroes Part 2

The Nominees for Best Overall Sound
Sina Oroomchi, David Hibbert, Devan Kraushar, David Cur – Stargate SG-1 – Grace
Sina Oroomchi, David Hibbert, Devan Kraushar, Wayne Finucan – Stargate SG-1 – Lost City Part 2

The Nominees for Best Sound Editing
Devan Kraushar, James Wallace, Kirby Jinnah, Kelly Frey, Jason Mauza – Stargate SG-1 – Lost City Part 2

The Nominees for Best Visual Effects
James Tichenor, Craig Vandenbiggelaar, Patrick Kalyn, James Halverson, Chris Doll – Stargate SG-1 – Lost City Part 2

The Nominees for Best Production Design
Bridget McGuire, Peter Bodnarus, James Robbins, Robert Davidson, Mark Davidson – Stargate SG-1 – Lost City Part 2

The Nominees for Best Costume Design
Christina McQuarrie, Lid Hawkins – Stargate SG-1 – Birthrite

The Nominees for Best Make-Up
Jan Newman, Todd Masters, Lise Kuhr, Rachel Griffin, Dorothee Deichmann, Mike Fields – Stargate SG-1 – Enemy Mine

Complete list of LEO AWARDS 2004 Nominees – Dramatic Series


SyFy Genre Awards Nominees Announced
Author: Michael Hinman
Date: 04-18-2004

The fifth SyFy Genre Awards have been announced, and the now-cancelled “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” series is this year’s top show with nine nominations. It’s spinoff “Angel,” which will go off the air in May, received eight nominations — tying it with “Stargate SG-1” and “Farscape.”

The nominees were chosen based on votes from a nominating committee put together by SyFy Portal.

Beginning April 25, fans will be able to vote for their favorites in each of the 13 categories. Visitors can vote once per day per e-mail address, and all they need to do is visit SyFy Portal’s main page. SyFy Portal has been doing the awards since 1999:

Here are the nominees:

BEST ACTOR/Television
Richard Dean Anderson, “Stargate SG-1”

Amanda Tapping, “Stargate SG-1”

Michael Shanks, “Stargate SG-1”

Teryl Rothery, “Stargate SG-1”

Michael Welch, “Joan of Arcadia” and “Stargate SG-1”

“Heroes, Part II” Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1

BEST SERIES/Television
Stargate SG-1

Visit SyFy Portal’s homepage and click on the VOTE box to place your vote


Writer and Co-Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi disclosed to fans on the Japanese Bboard to which he sometimes posts that “New Order”, the two-parter season 8 opener, will deal with the Japanese sun goddess Amaterasu. In a follow-up post, he went on to provide the following tease about Icon: “If you like the Daniel character, then you’re going to one to check out an early season episode titled “Icon” in particular.”

At this weekend’s Creation Convention in Pasadena, actor Michael Shanks revealed that there will be romance for Daniel Jackson in Icon.

Daniel Jackson is trapped off-world, seemingly having become separated from SG-1. His situation is precarious – the arrival of the team through the Stargate has triggered religious conflict led by someone named Soren who believes the Goa’uld are benevolent gods.

When fighting began, Daniel chose to stay and try to help the people whom his arrival had so badly affected. The situation is growing worse, with another nation led by Minister Treydan ready to attack if Soren is victorious.

Daniel finds refuge in the farmhouse a woman called Leda, where he tries to contact the SGC via archaic radio. Despite the fighting that has broken out, Leda is convinced it was better for Daniel’s people to have opened the Stargate than the Goa’uld, but Daniel is not so sure.

It seems likely that Leda is the source of Daniel’s ‘romance’, alluded to by actor Michael Shanks at the recent Creation Con.

Guest characters include Leda, Soren and Minister Treydan.