Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tapping, Shatner and "The Zenoids"

Amanda Tapping (Stargate/Sanctuary) will be joing forces with William Shatner (Star Trek) to voice the animated characters in the Orion's Mission: "The Zenoids" Animated Series. 
Click Here to see the official site and read all about it!

There is also the chance to write a script for the series and have Tapping and Shatner voice the characters!
"We’d like to offer the creative and comedic minds of Creatia, and all of Myouterspace, the opportunity to write your own episode. If your script gets selected by our staff, we’ll animate it. That’s right – your words in an animated short starring William Shatner and Amanda Tapping."

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

New Post from Joseph Mallozzi's blog!

No news of the Stragate franchises' fate just yet, but there are some familiar Stargate faces that appear in Joseph Mallozzi's latest blog entry.  Including, Carl Binder (Executive Producer) and Wray Douglas (Special Effects).  Joe also answers some fans questions from his 'mail bag'.

To read the entire blog entry and see the photo's Click Here!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Stargate News Round-Up!

Stargate Universe's Brian J. Smith (Lt. Matthew Scott) is the lead role in the Syfy movie 'Red Faction' that is based on the video game.  The cast and crew are currently filming in Bulgaria.

Stargate Atlantis' David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay) has published his first blog entry for blastr.  Following in the footsteps of fellow Atlantis star Jewel Staite (Dr. Jennifer Keller).

The fate of the Stargate franchise has yet to be determined by MGM Studios and many have been campaigning to show their support for the shows.  To find out how to help with the campaign events be sure to follow @SGUnite on twitter and facebook!

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Artist Martin Firrell's Sci Fi Series Interview

'What is the philosophical value of science fiction? Blogger Kell Harker talks to artist Martin Firrell about his new Sci Fi Series project'

The article on SFX's website includes exclusive images of the upcoming addition's to the project.  The Sci Fi Series project currently includes Chris Judge (Stargate SG1), Ben Browder (Farscape, Stargate SG1), David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis), David Nykl (Stargate Atlantis), Joe Flanigan (Stargate Atlantis), Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek Voyager), Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13) and Nathan Fillion (Firefly/Serenity).

He is also set up to add Torri Higginson (Stargate Atlantis), Claudia Black (Farscape,Stargate SG1) and Alice Krige (Star Trek) this year.

To read the interview Click Here.
To go to Martin Firrell's site Click Here.

Amanda Tapping's Sanctuary Get's 4th Season!

The Syfy channel have renewed Sanctuary for a fourth season,  albeit a shorter 13 episode season.  Season's 1 and 2 of Sanctuary were 13 episodes long but fans were then treated to a 20 episode season 3,  half of which has yet to air. 
Congratulations to the cast and crew!

Here is Syfy's official announcement:
NEW YORK - January 18, 2011 - Syfy has greenlit production on a fourth season of Sanctuary, it was announced today by Mark Stern, President, Original Programming, Syfy & Co-Head, Original Content, Universal Cable Productions. Sanctuary season 4 is slated to commence production on a 13-episode season in spring 2011 in Vancouver, BC with an eye towards a fall 2011 premiere on Syfy.

Sanctuary follows brilliant scientist Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping) and her team, who use their unique combination of instinct, medicine and cutting-edge science to find and aid a clandestine population of beings that the world refuses to believe exists. The series also stars Robin Dunne as forensic psychiatrist Dr. Will Zimmerman, Agam Darshi as the quick-witted Kate Freelander, Ryan Robbins as tech wiz Henry Foss and Christopher Heyerdahl as the sinister John Druitt.

One of television's most groundbreaking series, shooting almost entirely on green screen, Sanctuary was the first television series in North America to use the RED camera exclusively. Its stunning visual effects were nominated for a 2008 Emmy Award.
Created by Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis), Sanctuary is produced in association with Syfy and is distributed by Tricon Films and Television. Season three of the series is executive produced by Damian Kindler, Amanda Tapping, Martin Wood, Keith Beedie and Tricon Films.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Stargate Propworx ebay auctions!

There are some great new items currently listed for auction on ebay from Propworx.  These are the first in a series of weekly listings.  They include a prototype of the 200th episode puppet of Jack O'Neill and Ronon's sword!
It is a shame that the international postage costs so much or I would have these on my mantlepiece!
Click Here to see all the items!

Friday, 14 January 2011

AT5 with Amanda Tapping is fast approaching!

AT5 Reverberation is a UK event with actress Amanda Tapping.  This year it is held in the Renaissance Hotel in London from the 11th - 13th February. 

The Charities to benefit from this event will be Amanda’s new Charity Initiative “Sanctuary for Kids” & “Hearing Dogs for Deaf People”.

Visit the Gabit Events Site for more details and tickets!

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Things are looking more positive for the Stargate Franchise!

Many are keeping a eye on SGU's Joesph Mallozzi's (executive producer) blog, in his recent entry he has hinted that things could be looking more positive for the future of SGU.  In this blog entry he has answered a few of the fan's quesitions:

Abbas Karimjee writes: “Is the possibility of continuing SGU, in movie format, being considered or all efforts currently being devoted to reviving it as a series, for a third season?”
Answer: All options are being considered at this point, but a third season would be ideal.
Abbas Karimjee also writes: “Do you have an idea as to when some further developments on SGU’s future will be known?”
Answer: No, but “positive progress” could be made as early as next week

Click here to read the full blog entry!

If you would like to support Stargate Universe the best way to do that is to buy the episode's legally!

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

New Stargate Audio Novels to be Recorded!

Big Finish have just confirmed for me that they will be releasing more of the Stargate Audio Novel's!  Season 1 and 2 are already available and more have been scripted,  they are just waiting for Michael Shanks and Claudia Black to fit the recordings into their schedules. 

Visit the Big Finish site to order a CD or download a copy now!
You can also listen to trailer for each one!

Monday, 10 January 2011

Space Channel Unable to Save SGU

SPACE message Re: cancellation of STARGATE UNIVERSE:

SPACE appreciates our viewers' disappointment about the cancellation of SGU. Unfortunately, the show is simply not ours to save and continuing production is out of our hands.

Our distribution partner has confirmed that the series will end, and the franchise will be given a rest for the time being.
News courtesy of SGUnite - Click here to go to their facebook page!

Richard Dean Anderson at Chevron 7.6

Chevron 7.6 is a Stargate Convention that takes place in the UK.  The next convention, 7.6 will take place at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham NEC on the 6th - 8th May 2011.  Here is the most exciting part ..... the main guest is Richard Dean Anderson aka. Jack O'Neill - SG1!  Also, a new guest has been announced, Teryl Rothery aka. Dr. Janet Fraiser.  Hopefully with more guests to be announced this may be the best UK convention yet! Click here to go to the organisers site!

Stargate Atlantis Season 5 Companion??

Titan Publishing have cancelled the Official Stargate Magazine, but have they cancelled a season 5 companion for Stargate Atlantis as well?  There has been a official companion for each season from SG1 and Atlantis up to Atlantis season 4.  Maybe we need to make it known that there is a market for one?  Will there be one for Stargate Universe?

Click here to see the Titan Books Stargate releases.

Complete Stargate Atlantis Guide

I nearly missed a recent article in Sci Fi Now Magazine #49!  Includes quite a few pages dedicated to Stargate Atlantis called the 'Complete Guide to Stargate Atlantis'.  I don't think it includes anything that a fan wouldn't already know, but its nice to see the show hasn't been forgotten.

New Stargate Universe Fan Campaign!

Fans of Stargate Universe are fighting to save the show after Syfy cancelled SGU after its second season.  Since the cancellation many fans have created petitions, fan pages and campaigns.  The latest campaign 'Share the SGU love' involves sending valentine's day cards to the executives in charge at MGM studios.  The hope is that fans all around the world will show their love for SGU and the Stargate franchise and that MGM will notice the size of the fan base and find a new network to air a 3rd season of SGU.  You don't even have to buy your own valetine's cards, there are postcard style images that you can print and send easily, with the address already on them!  Click here for more info and the postcards!