Stargate Actor Updates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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 August 22-28

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,
August 22
Red Riding Hood PosterMICHAEL SHANKS‘s Red Riding Hood comes out on DVD and Blu-ray today in the UK!
Tuesday,
August 23
Wednesday,
August 24
Thursday,
August 25
FanExpo Canada – August 25-28 – Toronto – MICHAEL SHANKS, LEXA DOIG, MICHAEL ROOKER, and MARINA SIRTIS.
Friday,
August 26
Salute to Supernatural – August 26-28 – Vancouver – CORIN NEMEC, CHRISTOPHER HEYERDAHL, COLIN LAWRENCE, STEVEN WILLIAMS.
Saturday,
August 27
Trek-Gate To Your Star – August 27-28 – Dusseldorf, Germany – TORRI HIGGINSON and ROBERT PICARDO.

Today is Stargate co-creator DEAN DEVLIN‘s birthday! He can be reached @electric44 on Twitter. (Thanks, IvanovVA.)

Sunday,
August 28
Today is AMANDA TAPPING‘s birthday! You can send your happy birthday wishes to her Twitter: @amandatapping.

Solutions Features and Brief Updates

For news as it happens, make sure to visit the STARGATE TWITTER SUPERFEED for tidbits directly from the Stargate stars and production crew. And our feature BEYOND THE EVENT HORIZON consists of “home pages” with dynamic feeds from our LJ and Blog for the stars of SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe.

Daniel Jackson monitoring the Stargate in 'New Order'
Daniel Jackson among SFX's Top 100 Sci-Fi Icons
Our LJ COMPANION has news bites, polls, and glimpses into the lives of the actors that we don’t necessarily cover here in our more formal news blog. Make sure to visit the LJ’s feed on our front page or visit the site directly to see its mostly fun little tidbits. Some of our recent posts in this LJ, as well as from the related SGU DESTINY, a Universe-specific community, include:

Our new COMING SOON feature gives you advance notice as to when our Stargate actors will be making appearances in movies and television productions. 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 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 14-20

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 14 Be looking for Rachel Luttrell‘s debut album I Wish You Love to be released “in time for Valentine’s Day.” Visit Luttrell’s Facebook to obtain the link to the tracks that will be available on iTunes soon.

Lou Diamond Phillips will be guest starring tonight on Chuck in the episode “Chuck Vs. the CAT Squad” on NBC at 8/7c. He’s playing villain Augusto Gaez in the story about when “Chuck (Zachary Levi) surprises Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) with her old spy team, The C.A.T. Squad, leading to a mission in Rio. As The C.A.T. Squad works to settle a score with Augusto Gaez (guest star Lou Diamond Phillips), old secrets and grudges come to light. Back at the Buy More, Morgan fends off the advances of Carina, a former flame and frisky member of The C.A.T Squad.”

Tuesday, February 15
Wednesday, February 16
Thursday,   February 17 RDA Fairly LegalRichard Dean Anderson begins his multiple episode arc as David Smith in the Fairly Legal episode “The Two Richards” (ha!) on USA network at 10:01 PM ET (that time is according to TV Guide and is not a typo). Synopsis: “A man who was hit by a truck seeks a settlement with an insurance company. But the man’s wife has her own grievance: she claims her husband was forever changed after the accident.”

Today is Lou Diamond Phillips‘s birthday!

Friday,   February 18 BasauriConThe Basauri Con begins today and runs until February 20. Stargate stars Michael Shanks and Torri Higginson are two of the main guests. The convention has a limited attendance, which the organizers hope will give the event a more casual and friendly atmosphere at the Ibaigane Theatre in Basauri, Spain.
Saturday, February 19
Sunday, February 20 Brothers and SistersTonight at 10 PM ET, Beau Bridges begins his multi-episode arc as Brody in ABC’s Brothers and Sisters in the episode “Brody.” The synopsis: “Though Nora tries her best to keep Brody (guest starring Beau Bridges) at bay, she can’t help but feel the long lost connection between them, and Justin reaches out to a homeless vet reluctant to accept help getting back on his feet.”

Today is Louis Ferreira‘s birthday!

News Notes

Stargate Universe News

  • Our SGU Portal has been updated to include the starting dates for Season 2.5, the last ten episodes of the show, for Syfy and Space, March 7 and 8, respectively. Other dates will be added once they are announced.

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 December 6-12

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,   December 6 Today is Torri Higginson‘s birthday!
Tuesday,   December 7

Sky1/UK: SGU 2.10 “Resurgence” at 9 PM.

Lou Diamond Phillips‘s voice can be heard in the new release of the audiobook version of Tom Clancy’s Dead or Alive, the fourteenth book in the Jack Ryan series. Both the printed and audio versions of the book are being released today.

Wednesday, December 8
Thursday,   December 9

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

Today is Beau Bridges‘s birthday!

Friday,   December 10 See Michael Shanks, Alaina Huffman, and Britt Irvin in their superhero roles in the Smallville episode “Icarus” on The CW at 8 PM ET! (story).
Saturday, December 11 Today is Ben Browder‘s birthday!

The Gate to the Sanctuary event is in Sydney today. Guests include Amanda Tapping, Carmen Argenziano, Chuck Campbell, and Robin Dunne.

Sunday, December 12 The Gate to the Sanctuary event is in Melbourne today. Make sure to visit the website for the schedule.

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

Christopher Judge in SCI FI SERIES (Martin Firrell)
Christopher Judge in SCI FI SERIES (Martin Firrell)
  • Christopher Judge – Some of the latest tweets of artist Martin Firrell show that he’s interviewed Christopher Judge for his Sci Fi Series. The feature isn’t on the website yet, but Firrell teased the fans with a picture (right). He said, “Christopher judge – aka Teal’c – gorgeous interviewee – all of us in the studio in thrall to him. INDEED!” Firrell has previously done features with Joe Flanigan, Ben Browder, and David Nykl and is attempting to schedule interviews with Michael Shanks and Torri Higginson.
  • Joe FlaniganJoe Flanigan‘s backdoor pilot Change of Plans will be premiering on FOX on January 8, 2011, and now there’s a new and not-yet-finished webpage that features the project. The link to this page has been added to Flanigan’s Beyond the Event Horizon page here at Solutions. (Thanks to wraithfodder for the tip.)

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 18-24

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 18
Tuesday,   October 19

Syfy: SGU 2.04 “Pathogen” at 9 PM ET, with a repeat at 11 PM.

Sky1/UK: SGU 2.03 “Awakening” at 9 PM.

Sanctuary makes its Season Three premiere with Paul McGillion returning as Terrence Wexford in the conclusion to “Kali” on the UK’s Watch at 9 PM. Details about his return and about this new season in general can be found in our previous blog entry.

Cartoon Network’s Tower Prep premieres tonight at 8 PM ET/PT. Michael Shanks is due to appear in the third episode as Professor Literature.

Wednesday, October 20
Thursday,   October 21 Beau Bridges is due to accept the Outstanding Family Award on behalf of the family of Lloyd Bridges tonight at the Fourth Annual Champions for Families Awards Dinner at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
Friday,   October 22

Sci Fi/Australia: SGU 2.04 “Pathogen” at 8:30 PM.

Space/Canada: SGU 2.04 “Pathogen” at 10 PM ET.

Sanctuary episode “Firewall” on Space (9 PM ET) and Syfy (10 PM ET). Guest Cast: Paul McGillion: Terrence Wexford.

Beau Bridges in MY GIRLFRIEND\'S BOYFRIEND

The movie My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend premieres in the United States today exclusively at MegaPlex 17 at the Jordon Commons in Sandy and MegaPlex 20 at The District in South Jordan, Utah. Beau Bridges co-stars with Alyssa Milano in this film that was shot in its entirety in the state of Utah, so this first screening holds significance to local production crews.

Saturday, October 23 Richard Dean Anderson and Beau Bridges are scheduled to attend the Sea Shepherd gala tonight in Los Angeles.

Michael Shanks, Ben Browder, and Torri Higginson are scheduled to appear at the Armageddon Expo this weekend (October 23-24) in Auckland, New Zealand. Make sure to visit the event’s website for the rest of the guest list and schedule.

Robert Picardo, Jewel Staite, and Dwight Schultz are slated to appear at the F.A.C.T.S. event at the Flanders Expo in Belgium this weekend (October 23-24).

Kavan Smith in GROWING THE BIG ONE

Kavan Smith (Maj. Evan Lorne) can be seen in Hallmark Channel’s new movie Growing the Big One at 9 PM ET (repeats at 11 PM ET). Shannen Doherty, Aaron Pearl, and Smith co-star in this story about a woman (Doherty) who needs money to keep her grandfather’s farm from foreclosure. She decides to grow the largest pumpkin to win a $50,000 prize. Her neighbor (Smith) helps her with the project, but they end up “cultivating something much more evergreen.”

Sunday, October 24

News Notes

News Flashes and Brief Follow-Ups

  • SG-1 and SGA Portals – Each Friday, a new feature is posted to the Portal pages. This past Friday, the episodes that our readers chose as their favorites in our seasonal polls were covered. Visit the SG-1 Portal to discuss “The Torment of Tantalus” and the SGA Portal to discuss “Vegas”. This Friday, the key word is “smithereens”, so check back to find out what that means for our shows.

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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Torri Higginson Guests on ABC’s "The Whole Truth" Tonight

Torri HigginsonThe following press release was published by The Futon Critic and announces an episode airing change for ABC’s The Whole Truth, which will be airing tonight, October 6, at 10 PM ET. Stargate‘s Torri Higginson is due to guest star as Judge Jerue in this one-hour drama that shows the building of a court case from both the prosecution and defense angles.

** EPISODE CHANGE **

JUDD HIRSCH (REUNITING WITH ROB MORROW) PLAYS A JUDGE CHARGED WITH MURDER, ON ABC’S “THE WHOLE TRUTH”

“Judicial Discretion” – Judd Hirsch stars as Judge Ruben Wright, a much-loved jurist accused of murder. Of all the lawyers who’ve come through his courtroom, Wright chooses Jimmy to represent him – and Kathryn Peale must prosecute, despite severe misgivings. Jimmy, Kathryn and Judge Wright have often shared a courtroom, but when they did, Judge Wright was at the bench; now he’s at the defense table, on “The Whole Truth,” WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Note: This episode replaces “True Confessions” which moves to October 13.

“The Whole Truth” stars Rob Morrow as Jimmy Brogan, Maura Tierney as Kathryn Peale, Eamonn Walker as Terrence “Edge” Edgecomb, Anthony Ruivivar as Alejo Salazar, Christine Adams as Lena Boudreaux and Sean Wing as Chad Griffin.

Guest Cast: Judd Hirsch as Judge Wright, Ellen Gerstein as Tina, Stephanie Lemelin as Rhonda, Matthew Del Negro as Dan Olin, Roger Aaron Brown as Judge Hampton, Torri Higginson as Judge Jerue, Andrew McGee as Terrell Bones.

“Judicial Discretion” was written by Hannah Shakespeare & Kevin J. Hynes and directed by Rob Bailey.

“The Whole Truth” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.

For more information on “The Whole Truth,” visit ABC.com. Viewers can also follow the show via http://facebook.com/TheWholeTruth and Twitter: WholeTruthABC

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