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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Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin in ABC’s "Once Upon a Time"

Some pictures from the pilot of ABC’s new fall show Once Upon a Time have surfaced, and Stargate star Robert Carlyle is in them!

In this new drama, which will air on Sundays at 8 PM ET, there is a mixture of “real life” and “fairy tale land,” and in addition to appearing as the normal-looking fella Mr. Gold (without the Dr. Nicholas Rush beard), Carlyle dons the makeup of the fairy tale character Rumplestiltskin … and he’s very creepy, and according to Carlyle himself, very insane.

SFX has images of Carlyle in both his personas, and the show’s homepage at ABC.com has a feature trailer, so make sure to visit both sites!

ABC’s description:

From the inventive minds of Lost executive producers Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis comes a bold new imagining of the world, where fairy tales and the modern-day are about to collide.

And they all lived happily ever after – or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world. Of course Emma doesn’t believe a word, but when she brings Henry back to Storybrooke, she finds herself drawn to this unusual boy and his strange New England town. Concerned for Henry, she decides to stay for a while, but she soon suspects that Storybrooke is more than it seems. It’s a place where magic has been forgotten, but is still powerfully close… where fairytale characters are alive, even though they don’t remember who they once were. The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.


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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 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 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.

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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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New Projects for Robert Carlyle

Robert CarlyleStargate star Robert Carlyle has been cast in at least two new projects, and there’s the possibility of another! The highly-sought-after actor is continuing his presence in American television, as well as returning to films in London, England, and possibly his native Glasgow, Scotland.

The first announced project is the film Dogs of Law, described by Indie Wire:

Screen Daily reports that rising star Luke Evans will appear alongside Robert Carlyle in “Dogs of Law,” an action-thriller set in London about an undercover cop (Evans) investigating a corrupt colleague (Carlyle). The script is from newcomers Matthew Cooke and Vincent Lund, and will be directed by TV veteran Declan O’Dwyer, who was behind the pilot for the cult British series “Being Human.” Producer Michael Ford is currently in talks with sales agents and financiers, calling the film “very international in its vision” and the $3.7 million project is heading for a summer shoot.

Before heading to London to film Dogs of Law, Carlyle will be working on his American television project, a pilot for ABC called Once Upon a Time. Comic Book Resources Spin-off has the details:

Stargate Universe star Robert Carlyle will play Rumpelstiltskin in Once Upon a Time, the ABC pilot from Lost producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Deadline reports.

As revealed last month, the drama centers on a young boy in Storybrooke, Maine, where everything isn’t as it seems and we’re introduced to dual plots unfolding in separate realities — our world and a fairy-tale land. To that Deadline adds a woman “drawn into a town where the magic and mystery of fairy tales may be real and hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her troubled past.”

Carlyle’s Rumpelstiltskin is an expert in black magic who agrees to help Snow White and Prince Charming counteract the Evil Queen’s spells … for a price.

And finally, Carlyle’s name has been attached to the Glasgow film project Paying for It, which is based on the book by Tony Black. Screen Daily has the mention in an article centering around writers visiting prisoners so that the two groups can learn from each other:

THREE top crime writers came face-to-face with their fiercest critics this week – when they met hardened CONS at Barlinnie Prison.

Alex Gray, Gordon J Brown and Tony Black went inside the tough Glasgow nick to give a talk to inmates about how to write books.

But THEY ended up taking tips from the prisoners.

[…]

The trio were invited into Bar-L by Deputy Governor Rhona Hotchkiss.

But Tony reckoned stepping through the front gates of the Victorian jail – built in 1880 – was like a scene from the 1994 prison movie The Shawshank Redemption, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins The 38-year-old from Edinburgh, whose book Paying For It is set to be turned into a film starring Robert Carlyle, said: “Even though it looks like Shawshank, I couldn’t believe how friendly the staff and inmates were.”

Congratulations to Mr. Carlyle, and we’re hoping to hear about your casting as Dr. Nicholas Rush in the SGU movie or movies currently being negotiated with MGM.

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Stargate Planner: Week of March 7-13

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,   March 7 SGUStargate Universe returns to the United States on Syfy at 10 PM ET with the 11th episode of the season, “Deliverance.”

Michael Shanks will be at the premiere of Red Riding Hood at Graumann’s Chinese Theater located at 6925 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood. Other members of the production company and the cast who will also be present include Leonardo DiCaprio, Amanda Seyfried, Billy Burke, Julie Christie, Gary Oldman, and Lukas Haas (Source: MSOL).

Tuesday,   March 8 Stargate Universe returns to Canada on SPACE at 10 PM ET with the 11th episode of the season, “Deliverance.”
Wednesday,   March 9
Thursday,   March 10 Stargate Universe returns to Australia on SciFi at 8:30 PM ET with the 11th episode of the season, “Deliverance.”

Richard Dean Anderson is returning in his role as David Smith in Fairly Legal on USA network at 10 PM ET (Source: DVR Playground).

Friday,    March 11 Tonight is the opening night of the highly-anticipated movie Red Riding Hood. Michael Shanks plays Adrien Lazar, the father of Henry, a love interest of Valerie, “Red Riding Hood” herself. The film was helmed by Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke. Synopsis: “Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, a young girl falls for an orphaned woodcutter, much to her family’s displeasure.”
Saturday,   March 12
Sunday,   March 13

News Notes

Stargate Universe News

Destiny in INCURSION PART 2 (MGM/About.com)

  • Franchise – Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi updated his readers on the last tasks that he and others are doing to complete the final episode of SGU, “Gauntlet.” As is typical with most Stargate season finales, this episode ends on a cliffhanger. “It’s a spectacular yet poignant season ender,” Mallozzi wrote after watching the finale’s Day 1 Mix. “Hopefully, by the time its airs, we’ll have definite word on a potential movie or two. If it’s a go and fans can look forward to a proper end to Destiny’s mission, then Gauntlet will certainly set the stage for a grand conclusion. If, on the other hand, things don’t pan out and Gauntlet does turn out to be the bittersweet finale, fans will be thrilled, touched, heartbroken – and left to wonder what could have been.” Once the finale is “in the can,” what will become of the franchise? Mallozzi once again reassured his readers, “The sets are still standing as Brad and co. await word on possible movies. As for the writers/producers – some have moved on, some stand ready to start work on a continuation of the storyline should they receive the green light.”
  • Indie Wire: Luke Evans & Robert Carlyle To Star In London Cop Thriller ‘Dogs Of Law’

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 February 21-27

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,   February 21
Tuesday, February 22
Wednesday, February 23
Thursday,   February 24
Friday,   February 25
Saturday, February 26 Armageddon Expo in Sydney, Australia, is this weekend. Stargate guests include David Hewlett, Colin Cunningham, Christopher Heyerdahl, and Ryan Robbins. Make sure to visit the website for more details.
Sunday, February 27

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • The first track of Rachel Luttrell’s album has been posted on YouTube (and is also available for download from iTunes)! Here it is below:

Stargate Universe News

  • Franchise – Still no news on the future of SGU or the franchise in general, but recent posts in his weblog by former executive producer Joe Mallozzi indicate that we’ll be hearing something soon. Mallozzi and writing partner Paul Mullie are preparing to join Robert C. Cooper on a new project in Toronto. Executive producers Brad Wright and Carl Binder remain with the franchise.
  • Robert Carlyle – In an article about writers and prisoners, Carlyle was mentioned as being attached to a new film in Glasgow: Paying for It.

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 November 29-December 5

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

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Monday,   November 29
Tuesday,   November 30

Syfy: SGU 2.10 “Resurgence” at 9 PM ET, with a repeat at 11 PM.

Sky1/UK: SGU 2.09 “Visitation” at 9 PM.

Wednesday, December 1
Thursday,   December 2

SGU Season One episode on New Zealand’s Prime TV at 8:30 PM.

Friday,   December 3

Sci Fi/Australia: SGU 2.10 “Resurgence” at 8:30 PM.

Space/Canada: SGU 2.10 “Resurgence” at 10 PM ET.

Today is Rainbow Sun Francks‘s birthday! He’s currently shooting episodes of Canada’s The Listener as a new member of the cast in the show’s second season.

Saturday, December 4
Sunday, December 5 The Star Trek Cruise launches today, but unfortunately for their fans, Robert Picardo, John de Lancie, and Marina Sirtis all had to cancel due to work engagements.

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

Rachel Luttrell

  • Rachel Luttrell – She’s got a recurring role as a cop in Steven Seagal’s new show True Justice that’s shooting in Vancouver. At first we thought it was a single guest spot, but according to Luttrell herself in a recent interview at Demon’s FM, the role is recurring. We don’t know how many episodes she’ll be appearing in, but we’re hoping she’ll give us the heads-up once the show begins airing next year. Luttrell also said that her new romantic jazz CD will be coming out in time for Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2011).
  • Erick AvariSciFi and TV Talk Blog: Stargate SG-1’s Erick Avari – Full Circle.

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 Universe: 2.08 "Malice"

Rush carries a gun in MALICE
Rush seeks revenge in MALICE (MGM)
Tonight (November 16) on Syfy at 9 PM ET: Stargate Universe episode 2.08 “Malice”, written and directed by Robert C. Cooper.

“Robert Knepper,” lead actor Robert Carlyle began in an AP interview. “You always know something bad’s gonna happen when Robert’s there [laughs]. That comes to fruition in…’Malice’. Dr. Rush basically goes after Robert Knepper’s character. Rush forgets everything about the Destiny, forgets everything about the mission. Something has happened; something so bad has happened. Knepper [‘s character Simeon] has done something so bad that Rush is going to forget everything to kill this guy.”

We’re assuming that you’ve seen last week’s episode “The Greater Good” in which we’re left with the sinking feeling that Simeon is about to do “something so bad” to both Dr. Amanda Perry and Ginn that it will definitely make Rush throw all reason out the airlock.

Early in the production process, executive producer Joseph Mallozzi described this episode as Robert C. Cooper’s “version of The Searchers,” a movie made by Western star John Wayne about hunting down and killing those who have murdered and kidnapped loved ones. Wayne’s character’s motives become questionable as he continues his vengeful manhunt, and it’s possible that Rush can be placed in this same role as he hunts down Simeon to avenge a wrong that Rush has taken as extremely personal.

Simeon in MALICE (MGM)
Simeon 'finally explodes' in MALICE (MGM)

Guest star Robert Knepper explained a little about what drives Simeon in a recent interview with Digital Spy: “He doesn’t talk much, does he? I love the fact that when I said yes to playing this part, it kind of reminded me of a Steve McQueen-style quiet guy. A strong, tough guy part. On Prison Break, I tended to talk a lot! They gave me a lot of fun words to say. There were always these great mouthfuls of words that would fall out! With Stargate, I knew that this was going to be more of a reacting kind of part, which I actually really loved. Things are simmering for Simeon until he finally explodes. He finally finds the right moment that he can put things into a plan.

“I liked that it was a reacting part, as opposed to an acting part. He’s the guy you cut to in the shot that’s watching, thinking and planning, as opposed to the guy who’s got the plan right away. Stargate would not be Stargate if my group of guys had won! It would be a different battle and a different story. There’s an old adage about American history – if the Indians had won, the history books would be a lot different. That’s kind of how I approached this part – there’s two sides to every battle, but whoever wins, writes the history books. I like the idea that there are no bad guys, there are just people who make different choices, and they weren’t victorious.”

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