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 Briefing: Stargate Convention, Farscape, Judge, Ming-Na, Phillips, Picardo, Shanks

Official Stargate Convention, November 18-20

Creation Entertainment will be holding the “Final Los Angeles Official Stargate SG-1, Atlantis & Universe Convention” this weekend, starting Friday, November 18, and ending Sunday, November 20. Stargate stars attending include CHRISTOPHER JUDGE, CORIN NEMEC, PAUL McGILLION, TORRI HIGGINSON, JR BOURNE, ALEXIS CRUZ, DAN PAYNE, CLIFF SIMON, VANESSA ANGEL, ALEX ZAHARA, DAVID NYKL, MUSETTA VANDER, ERICK AVARI, TONY AMENDOLA, and PETER KELAMIS. There will also be a BEN BROWDER and Friends Sunday Breakfast and Charity Silent Auction event. Make sure to visit the convention’s website for more information.

Browder & Black: Farscape Blu-ray and Official Convention

Farscape Complete BRFarscape: The Complete Series, starring SG-1’s BEN BROWDER and CLAUDIA BLACK, is coming out on Blu-ray in the USA this Tuesday, November 15 (Amazon link)! Additionally, Creation Entertainment will be having its “5th Anniversary FINAL FRELLIN’ FAREWELL Official FARSCAPE Convention” this weekend in Los Angeles (coinciding with the Official Stargate convention). Browder is scheduled to be in attendance.

Judge’s Dark Knight Prologue Rated and Scheduled

Mania: Beyond Entertainment has gathered more information about the six-minute prologue that will be shown in IMAX theaters for The Dark Knight Rises. CHRISTOPHER JUDGE appears in this third installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy that stars Christian Bale:

A few weeks after it was revealed that director Christopher Nolan was planning the same type of prologue that he utilized for the Dark Knight back in December 2007—attached to I Am Legend IMAX showings—the MPAA has officially rated a similar block of video to be shown off when Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol arrives in IMAX theaters on December 16. As with the other Batman features under Nolan’s direction, the 6-minute prologue has been officially rated PG-13 for “some violence”.

A list of the theaters that will be screening the prologue is forthcoming.

Happy Birthday, Ming-Na!

SGU star MING-NA will be celebrating her birthday this coming weekend on Sunday, November 20! She’s on Twitter if you’d like to send your birthday wishes!

Lou Diamond Phillips an Honorary Wildlife Guardian

This announcement from Imperial Valley News:

San Diego, California – San Diego Zoo Global is expanding its conservation focus through the launch of its new Wildlife Conservancy. By bringing the worldwide conservation efforts of San Diego Zoo Global under a single umbrella, the Wildlife Conservancy provides people around the world an easy way to support and become involved with the organization’s efforts to save critically endangered species.

Although in its infancy, the Conservancy has already gained strong support from notable personalities and a sizable donation. Celebrities Lou Diamond Phillips and Jesse Tyler Ferguson have been named honorary Wildlife Guardians, helping to encourage others to become involved in this effort.

The Wildlife Conservancy is dedicated to bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction by helping to preserve imperiled wildlife, bank crucial genetic resources, prevent wildlife disease, conserve habitat, restore nature, and inspire change. For nearly 100 years, San Diego Zoo Global has worked with rare and endangered species, managing them in both captive and wild settings, including more than 15 successful programs where species have been reintroduced into the wild. By sharing groundbreaking work on endangered species such as the giant panda, African elephant, Hawaiian crow, and California condor, and giving people a glimpse into these animals’ lives and the measures taken to preserve them, individuals will not only develop a better understanding of these species but will also be inspired to join the effort. With 100 conservation projects in 35 countries around the world, the Conservancy needs help from supporters like Phillips and Ferguson to grow its efforts.

More at the link.

Robert Picardo and The Great Allentown Comic Con

The Great Allentown Comic Con is coming this weekend (November 19-20), and Stargate star ROBERT PICARDO will be there. The weekend will be featuring an auction for Epilepsy Awareness, and Picardo has placed up for bids a dinner with him (“What is the Nature of the Dinner Emergency?”). The Epilepsy Awareness Fundraiser is “to support the Toteman Epilepsy Awareness Comic Book. All monies raised will go to cover the printing costs for the book, which will then be distributed to local hospitals, schools and youth groups to increase awareness of epilepsy in children.” For more on the guests and fundraiser, make sure to visit The Great Allentown Comic Con website.

The Pastor’s Wife Can Be Viewed Online

If you missed MICHAEL SHANKS in the Lifetime movie A Pastor’s Wife, you can watch it online! Visit My Lifetime or Hulu (expires soon).

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Stargate Planner: Week of July 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,
July 11
Syfy’s “Powerful Monday” begins tonight with the premieres of Eureka at 8/7c, Warehouse 13 at 9/8c, and then the new Alphas at 10/9c. Be expecting to see SGU’s MING-NA and ALAINA HUFFMAN later on this season on Eureka and Alphas, respectively. Currently, we don’t know the dates of their episodes, but we’ll report them as soon as we do.
Tuesday,
July 12
Wednesday,
July 13
Thursday,
July 14
Friday,
July 15
PAUL McGILLION is scheduled to be a guest and a presenter for the Constellation Awards at the Polaris 25 convention in Toronto that’s starting today and ending on the 17th. Other Stargate stars making guest appearances are BEN BROWDER, JEWEL STAITE, ADAM BALDWIN, and ARMIN SHIMERMAN. Make sure to visit the con’s website for schedule details.

CONNOR TRINNEER will be attending Creation Entertainment’s weekend-long celebration of the 45th anniversary of Star Trek in Boston. William Shatner is the guest of honor on Sunday, the 17th.

Saturday,
July 16
Sunday,
July 17

Reminders

Conan the Barbarian (final poster)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 in this LJ, as well as from the related SGU DESTINY, a Universe-specific community, include:

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

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Stargate Planner: Week of May 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 November 15-21

You might be interested in these news tidbits and announcements that have been noted on this editor’s calendar and notebook for this week. If you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below. We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week.

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Monday,   November 15 Beau Bridges will be at the Australia Zoo to celebrate Steve Irwin Day.

Farscape: The Definitive Collection is being released today in the UK. Stargate SG-1 stars Ben Browder and Claudia Black starred. According to The Coventry Telegraph, “This will be the first time a complete DVD collection has been released in the UK.”

From Michael Shanks Online: In other news, according to a video clip posted on the ShockTilYaDrap website, the MTV program “The Seven” will feature the first look at Red Riding Hood. The program airs at 5:00pm/4:00pm Central today. (As always, check your local guides for accurate times.)

Tuesday,   November 16

Syfy: SGU 2.08 “Malice” at 9 PM ET, with a repeat at 11 PM.

Sky1/UK: SGU 2.07 “The Greater Good” at 9 PM.

Wednesday, November 17 David Hewlett in HELLCATS

As it turned out, last week’s episode of Hellcats was the first in which David Hewlett made an appearance as Dr. Eagan. Hewlett’s second appearance is suspected to be in tonight’s episode, “Pledging My Love”, and then there is a third appearance later on in the season. If you missed watching last week’s episode live, you can stream it from The CW’s Hellcats Video “Finish What We Started” webpage.

Thursday,   November 18

SGU 1.13 “Faith” on New Zealand’s Prime TV at 8:30 PM.

David Nykl (Dr. Radek Zelenka) can be seen in tonight’s episode of Fringe, “The Abducted”. The storyline from IMDb: “When a serial kidnapper “over there” strikes again, the emotional and familiar case hits home for Colonel Broyles, sending a determined Olivia to uncover additional details about the abductions. In the meantime, Olivia fights on and reunites with Henry to enlist his services on an intense and covert mission to return home.” Tune in at 9 PM ET on FOX, but if you miss it, visit Hulu.

Friday,   November 19

Sci Fi/Australia: SGU 2.08 “Malice” at 8:30 PM.

Space/Canada: SGU 2.08 “Malice” at 10 PM ET.

Michael Shanks can be seen as Captain Shaw of the Dallas Strike Force in tonight’s episode of The Good Guys, “Supercops”, on FOX at 9 PM ET. TV Guide describes the episode, “A stolen truck investigation leads Jack and Dan to a diamond heist, and Dan learns that Jack is pursuing a spot in an elite police unit.” If you miss it, you can catch it on Hulu soon after airing.

Saturday, November 20 Today is Ming-Na‘s birthday!
Sunday, November 21

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • Michael Shanks – MSOL has announced that Shanks has completed the filming of the Smallville episode “Icarus” and is heading straight into filming a new movie role. Shanks informed his official website about his new project, “The movie is called Hangar 14. Starring Stone Cold Steve Austin, I play the baddie Russian Gangster Demetrius. Films in Squamish [British Columbia] for a few weeks.” These projects meant that he had to cancel his appearance at the Chevron 7.5 convention this weekend.

Stargate Universe Press

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

Solutions News Blog Round-Up

Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):

Solutions LJ Companion Background Articles

Last week, we posted a few background articles in our LJ Companion that you might be interested in. The articles listed in this section don’t have a companion piece in our News Blog here:

Reminders

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the Stargate Twitter Superfeed for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And don’t forget our new feature Beyond the Event Horizon, which consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1 and Atlantis.

Our LJ Companion has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits.

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

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Stargate Planner: Week of October 11-17

You might be interested in these news tidbits and announcements that have been noted on this editor’s calendar and notebook for this week. If you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below. We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week.

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Monday,   October 11 Today is Columbus Day (Observed) in the USA United States and Thanksgiving Day in Canada Canada

Today is Claudia Black‘s birthday!

Tuesday,   October 12

Today is Brian J. Smith‘s birthday!

Syfy: SGU 2.03 “Awakening” at 9 PM ET, with a repeat at 11 PM.

Sky1/UK: SGU 2.02 “Aftermath” at 9 PM.

Wednesday, October 13

Today is Christopher Judge‘s birthday!

Thursday,   October 14
Friday,   October 15 SanctuarySci Fi/Australia: SGU 2.03 “Awakening” at 8:30 PM.

Space/Canada: SGU 2.03 “Awakening” at 10 PM ET.

Sanctuary returns to Space (9 PM ET) and Syfy (10 PM ET) with “Kali III” — “Conclusion. Two ships are wrecked and a tidal wave races toward the coast of Mumbai, India, following Wexford’s attempt to kill “Big Bertha.” When Wexford tries to kill the creature again, Magnus risks her life to intervene in the Season 3 premiere. Guest Cast: Paul McGillion: Terrence Wexford” (TV Guide).

Robert Picardo, John de Lancie, and Marina Sirtis will be at Con-Version XXVI in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, this weekend (October 15-17). Check the event’s website for schedule.

Richard Dean Anderson will be the photographer at a community fundraiser for a neighbor who has ALS.

Saturday, October 16 Michael Shanks, Ben Browder, Torri Higginson, and Lexa Doig will be at Armageddon Melbourne today and tomorrow. Corin Nemec was scheduled to be present, but he had to cancel due to the filming of his recurring role as Christian Campbell on Supernatural.
Sunday, October 17

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • David Hewlett – Last week we reported that Hewlett was filming an episode of The CW’s new show Hellcats. Hewlett tweeted soon thereafter that he was actually going to be filming two episodes. No more details are available, other than that Hewlett enjoyed the location shoot that was near his home and that “this Hellcats is almost like work! Alarmed to discover these kids are as nice as they are good-looking!”

Stargate Universe Press

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

Solutions News Blog Round-Up

Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):

Solutions LJ Companion Background Articles

Last week, we posted a few background articles in our LJ Companion that you might be interested in. The articles listed in this section don’t have a companion piece in our News Blog here:

Reminders

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the Stargate Twitter Superfeed for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And don’t forget our new feature Beyond the Event Horizon, which consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1 and Atlantis.

Our LJ Companion has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits.

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

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Stargate Planner: Week of October 4-10

You might be interested in these news tidbits and announcements that have been noted on this editor’s calendar and notebook for this week. If you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below. We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week.

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Monday,   October 4 Season Two of Amanda Tapping‘s Sanctuary comes out today on DVD in the UK.
Tuesday,   October 5 Syfy: SGU 2.02 “Aftermath” premieres at 9 PM ET, with a repeat at 11 PM.

Stargate Universe premieres in the UK on Sky1 at 9 PM with “Intervention”.

The Complete Season One DVD/Blu-ray for SGU comes out today in Region 1 (North America).

Robert Carlyle provided the voice for the main character in the video game Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, which is being released today for the XBox 360 and PS3 in North America. It will be released on October 7 in the UK.

Wednesday, October 6
Thursday,   October 7
Friday,   October 8 New York Comic Con begins today and ends on October 10. Stargate guests include Christopher Judge, Alaina Huffman, Morena Baccarin, and Sarah Douglas. Check with the website for the event’s schedule.
Saturday, October 9 Robert Picardo stars in the Syfy Original Monsterwolf, which premieres tonight at 9 PM ET (repeats at 1 AM).
Sunday, October 10

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • Conan 3D movie poster Jason MomoaJason MomoaCollider is but one of several websites announcing that the new Conan movie starring our very own Jason Momoa will be released in 3D as had been discussed but remained unconfirmed until now with the release of an updated poster (right). We still don’t have a date for when the movie will hit theaters in 2011.

Stargate Universe Press

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

Solutions News Blog Round-Up

Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):

Solutions LJ Companion Background Articles

Last week, we posted a few background articles in our LJ Companion that you might be interested in. The articles listed in this section don’t have a companion piece in our News Blog here:

Reminders

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the Stargate Twitter Superfeed for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And don’t forget our new feature Beyond the Event Horizon, which consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1 and Atlantis.

Our LJ Companion has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits.

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

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Stargate Planner: Week of September 27-October 3

You might be interested in these news tidbits and announcements that have been noted on this editor’s calendar and notebook for this week. If you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below. We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week.

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Monday,   September 27 Today Michael Shanks Online launches its 6th Annual MSOL Auction, a charity drive for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. The auction will run for several weeks. To-date, the auction and other MSOL drives have collected $106,855.34 U.S. since April 2005.
Tuesday,   September 28 SGUStargate Universe Season Two premieres tonight at 9 PM ET on Syfy! Starting off the day and leading up to the premiere of “Intervention”, Syfy will be showing a marathon of Season One episodes starting at 8 AM ET! Look for details below.

Claudia Black lent her voice to the audiobook Museum of Thieves, which will be released today.

Wednesday, September 29 SGU’s “Incursion Part 1” and “Incursion Part 2” will start on Sky2 in the UK at 9 PM.
Thursday,   September 30
Friday,   October 1 SGU premieres in Australia at 8:30 PM on Sci Fi.

SGU premieres at 10 PM ET on Space in Canada.

Michael Shanks returns to his role as Carter Hall/Hawkman tonight on Smallville in the episode “Shield” at 8 PM ET on The CW.

Watch Mitch Pileggi and Corin Nemec in Supernatural episode “Two and a Half Men” on The CW at 9 PM ET. See details below.

Saturday, October 2 Lou Diamond Phillips will be playing poker for charities in Southern California in the 5th Annual Monte Carlo Night.
Sunday, October 3

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • Corin Nemec Supernatural 601
    Corin Nemec as Christian Campbell in SUPERNATURAL
    Corin Nemec – Apologies to Corin Nemec fans! He was in the Supernatural season six premiere—albeit briefly—and we didn’t know! But, IMDb has his next appearance listed for this week’s episode, “Two and a Half Men”, so tune in to see Nemec in his new recurring role as Christian Campbell, the Winchester boys’ third cousin on their mother’s side who is also a hunter. [original story]
  • Mitch Pileggi – Mitch Pileggi is also expected to return in this week’s episode of Supernatural as the Winchester boys’ resurrected grandfather Samuel Campbell.
  • Robert C. Cooper – He didn’t win the Directors Guild of Canada award for SGU’s “Human”. Instead, the award went to Adrienne Mitchell for Durham County – “Little Lost Children”.
  • Joe Flanigan – Filming for his backdoor pilot Best Laid Plans (aka Change of Plans) ends today, September 26. Make sure to visit his Twitter for updates about the project.

Stargate Universe Press

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

Solutions News Blog Round-Up

Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):

Solutions LJ Companion Background Articles

Last week, we posted a few background articles in our LJ Companion that you might be interested in. The articles listed in this section don’t have a companion piece in our News Blog here:

Reminders

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the Stargate Twitter Superfeed for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And don’t forget our new feature Beyond the Event Horizon, which consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1 and Atlantis.

Our LJ Companion has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits.

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

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Stargate Planner: Week of September 6-12

You might be interested in these news tidbits and announcements that have been noted on this editor’s calendar and notebook for this week. If you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below. We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week.

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Monday,   September 6 Today is Labor Day in the USA United Statesand Labour Day in Canada Canada

Dragon*Con concludes today in Atlanta. Scheduled guests of interest include Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, David Hewlett, Ben Browder, Corin Nemec, Paul McGillion, Jason Momoa, Jewel Staite, Alaina Huffman, Rene Auberjonois, Morena Baccarin, Matthew Bennett, William B. Davis, John de Lancie, Lexa Doig, Aaron Douglas, Salli Richardson, Saul Rubinek, Armin Shimerman, Marina Sirtis, and Dean Stockwell. Schedules have a way of changing, so make sure to visit the con’s website for more up-to-date information.

Tuesday,   September 7
Wednesday, September 8 SGU’s “Faith” and “Human” will start on Sky2 in the UK at 9 PM.
Thursday,   September 9 The Toronto International Film Festival begins today and ends on September 19. Paul McGillion’s short A Fine Young Man makes its premiere, as well as one of the last films in which to see the late Maury Chaykin (SG-1’s Nerus), Barney’s Version. Check the website for screening dates and times. EDITED TO ADD: “The world premiere of A Fine Young Man will take place Sept. 10, at 9:15 p.m., at the Isabel Bader Theatre, and will also be shown Sept. 11, at 1 p.m., at the Art Gallery of Ontario.” — The Standard.
Friday,   September 10 Today is Elyse Levesque‘s birthday!
Saturday, September 11 Today is Patriot Day United States
Sunday, September 12 HBO to preview Game of Thones at 8:40 PM ET (Source: GeekDad).

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • Joe Flanigan has completed the filming of the Syfy movie The Other Side in Ireland and is now in Toronto filming the backdoor pilot Best Laid Plans. Flanigan tweeted about the new project: “New project is a 2 hour backdoor/pilot about a young couple inheriting 5 adopted kids after the death of a friend, called ‘Best Laid Plans’.” … “I still play an AirForce pilot.” … “Just met cast. My 4 adopted children are more mature than I am. Need to put on game face and pretend to be my age.” Filming is scheduled to wrap September 26.
  • Beau Bridges didn’t take home the Emmy for his guest spot on The Closer. That honor went to another veteran actor, John Lithgow. (Lithgow just finished filming Rise of the Apes with Stargate star David Hewlett in Vancouver. Small world!)
  • Michael Shanks will be appearing in more than one episode of the upcoming final season of Smallville. His first episode is 10.02 “Shield” (story) which will premiere Friday, October 1, at 8 PM ET on the CW. The next episode is rumored to be 10.05 “Isis” on October 22. MSOL, the actor’s official website, reported that Shanks, while on-stage at the Chicago Stargate Con, stated that he will be appearing in the eleventh episode (title currently unknown). We’ll keep our eyes open for more news as the airings approach. Shanks is also still involved in the film project Red Riding Hood, which is scheduled to wrap on September 16.
  • John Scalzi didn’t take home the Hugo Award for which he had been nominated in the Best Novella category for The God Engines. Instead, the award went to Charles Stross for Palimpsest.

Stargate Universe Press

  • Season Two: “Seizure”Major Spoiler Update.
  • Set PicturesCurt Wagner of Show Patrol visited the sets of SGU and posted pictures on his Twitter.
  • Bill Y.W. Butt – Butt is a background actor who caught the attention of fans on Gateworld and became the object of the “Save the Balding Asian Guy (BAG) Campaign”. Executive producer Joe Mallozzi dedicated a post in his weblog to the actor to answer fan questions about his role as Dr. Vince Kwan, one of the scientists who stayed behind on the planet in the episode “Faith”.
  • Ming-NaThe Straits Times: Space Trouper.

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

Solutions News Blog Round-Up

Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):

Solutions LJ Companion Background Articles

Last week, we posted a few background articles in our LJ Companion that you might be interested in. The articles listed in this section don’t have a companion piece in our News Blog here:

Reminders

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the Stargate Twitter Superfeed for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And don’t forget our new feature Beyond the Event Horizon, which consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1 and Atlantis.

Our LJ Companion has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits.

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

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Stargate Planner: Week of August 23-29

You might be interested in these news tidbits and announcements that have been noted on this editor’s calendar and notebook for this week. If you’ve got more to add, please don’t hesitate to announce them in the comment section below. We’ll update this article if something comes to our attention during the week.

Calendar

Monday,   August 23
Tuesday,   August 24
Wednesday, August 25 SGU’s Earth, Time, and Life are on the UK’s Sky2 starting at 9 PM.
Thursday,   August 26
Friday,   August 27 Official Stargate Convention in Chicago kicks off today and ends Sunday, August 29. Appearances are scheduled for Michael Shanks, Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Dan Shea, Robert Picardo, Christopher Heyerdahl, Andee Frizzell, Elyse Levesque, Brian J. Smith, Alaina Huffman, and Steve Bacic.
Saturday, August 28 Today is Amanda Tapping‘s birthday!

The Hub Productions: Stargate SG-1 event in Adelaide, Australia, features Christopher Judge and Corin Nemec in the Napier Building of the University of Adelaide.

Sunday, August 29 The Hub Productions: Stargate SG-1 event in Perth, Australia, features Christopher Judge and Corin Nemec in the Technology Park Function Centre.

The Primetime Emmy Awards for 2010 will be awarded tonight in a live telecast starting at 8 ET/5 PT on NBC. We’ll learn if Beau Bridges won for his guest starring role in The Closer. Unfortunately, our VFX team didn’t take home the Emmys for which they were nominated. That award went to CSI, the only non-sci-fi show nominated in the category.

News Notes

Stargate Universe Press

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

Solutions News Blog Round-Up

Our News Blog posts since the last Stargate Planner (most recent listed first):

Solutions LJ Companion Background Articles

Last week, we posted a few background articles in our LJ Companion that you might be interested in. The articles listed in this section don’t have a companion piece in our News Blog here:

Reminders

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the Stargate Twitter Superfeed for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And don’t forget our new feature Beyond the Event Horizon, which consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1 and Atlantis.

Our LJ Companion has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits.

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

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