Thursday, 21 April 2011

Captain Starship - Paul McGillion/Michael Shanks/Ivon Bartok

Article taken from Michael Shanks Online:

Captain Starship news
The Cobblestone Creative blog/site has a new interview with Ivon Bartok, wherein Ivon discusses his latest project, Captain Starship, - a new comedy being co-produced with Paul McGillion, in which Michael makes a guest/cameo appearance.
Per the interview, the new project is...
"...a 1/2 comedy show that follows the life of "Paul Sullivan" an actor on what maybe described as a less than stellar Sci-Fi TV show.... but hey the man's gotta act.  It's really about his life outside the show, and how he deals with not only his, D-list fame, his group of Rag-Tag buddies, but the fact that his 11 year old nephew come to live with him after his mother decides that a "good life choice" would be to follow a metal band to India. Paul's tying to straighten up, but will all the forces in his life let him... I kinda hope not. "
Ivon mentions Michael's involvement with the venture a couple of times during the interview, including discussion of the relationship of this project to previous work with the Stargate franchise:
"I think people might think there is a connection to the work we have all done in the past, but it's not the case, which is why it was so much fun for all of us.  It simply was something new for all of us.  To have guys like Paul McGillion, and Michael Shanks jump on board to do a Comedy, and knock it out of the park, it was fantastic."
To read the full interview, go to the Cobblestone Creative site

Sunday, 17 April 2011

The fate of SGU/SG1/SGA has been decided! :(

Gateworld have released a post on their website with quotes from Stargate's Executive Producer, Brad Wright who recently took to the convention stage at Creations Vancouver Con. 

Sadly, it is bad news for Stargate Universe, SG1 and Atlantis.  Wright has confirmed that none of them will appear on our screens anytime in the near future.

After watching Stargate for 14 years this is very sad news and I would like to say a very big Thank You to those who have worked tirelessly on all 3 Stargate franchises.  Hopefully, the franchise will be revived in years to come but for now I will be watching re-runs, reading tie-in novels and frequenting the many communities that have come together, united by the joy that is and always will be .... STARGATE!

Click Here to see Gateworld's report!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Syfy Summer Lineup: SGU's Brian J. Smith - Red Faction: Origins

The Syfy channel have announced their summer lineup of shows, including an original Saturday night movie, 'Red Faction: Origins' starring SGU's Lt. Matthew Scott aka Brian J. Smith.  Here is the announcement:
Red Faction: Origins -- Saturday, June 4, at 9PM (ET/PT) -- Robert Patrick (Terminator 2), Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) and Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica) star in Red Faction: Origins, based on the hugely successful Red Faction video game franchise. Twenty-five years have passed since Alec Mason (Patrick) led the Martian Colonies to freedom and 12 years since vengeful enemies killed his wife, kidnapped his daughter Lyra (Tamzin Merchant), and left a broken hero in their wake. Jake Mason (Smith), Alec's only son and an officer in the Red Faction Militia, has his world turned inside out when he discovers that now, 12 years after her kidnapping, his sister is still alive. As a powerful new enemy swarms across the planet, Jake goes out to find her, only to learn that his lost sister is one of them -- a cold-blooded soldier sworn to destroy the Red Faction. Vernon portrays The Matriarch, leader of the tribal Marauders sect. Red Faction: Origins is produced by Universal Cable Productions and UFO Films.

Monday, 11 April 2011

PREVIEW: Stargate Universe Season 2 Episode 11 - Deliverance

Stargate Universe returns to Sky 1 tonight at 8pm in the UK with season two's episode 11, 'Deliverance'.

When we last saw Destiny and her crew they were overwhelmed by hostile alien drones.  Failing shields and nowhere to run left the fate of the ship unclear. 'Deliverance' picks up right where that cliffhanger left off with the pressure on Rush and Eli to concoct a plan.

Click Here to see the Sneek Peek Gallery!
Click Here to see a recap of Season 2 so far!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Stargate Universe Season 2 Trading Card Details Announced!

Rittenhouse Archives, the producers of Stargate trading cards have released more information regarding the SGU season 2 set.  Unlike previous Stargate sets this is titled as a 'Premium Pack Series'.
Product Configuration:
6 Cards Per Pack (2 Autograph, 2 Episode, 1 "Destiny" and 1 "Secrets" card)
15 Packs Per Box - Limited to only 250 Boxes!
There are many signers for the autograph cards, including all of the series' stars, some guest stars and most notably Richard Dean Anderson!

Richard Dean Anderson has previously signed (initialed) one card for Rittenhouse, numbered A1 from the Stargate Premiere Series (covered SG1 seasons 1-3).
Due to be released on 15th June 2011

Jason Momoa Confirms Conan 2

The new Conan the Barbarian movie, starring Jason Momoa of Stargate Atlantis fame, won't be hitting theaters until later this summer, but its star just revealed that there are ALREADY plans for a sequel.
While in the U.K. to promote HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones (Momoa plays Kahl Drogo), the actor was asked if there were plans down the line for at least one sequel to the upcoming action-fantasy film, which opens Aug. 19.
Momoa's apparently eager response to the question was "Oh, yeah."
"There are sequels to everything. There's a Fast & Furious seven, isn't there? There's like four Pirates of the Caribbean."
Of course, whether the sequel actually gets made will depend largely on the film's box-office gross, as well as—in this day and age—on subsequent DVD and Blu-ray sales.

Momoa is also enthusiastic about how Conan the Barbarian's shaping up and thinks the fans will be really, really happy about what they'll be seeing in the new movie.
"I got to see a rough cut, and people are going to be stoked. We're not remaking anything Arnold did. It's a totally new story. The same legendary character. We're taking these tons and tons of great Robert E. Howard stories from the '30s and combining a couple and bringing it to audiences in a way that's new and fresh."

Article Courtesy of Blastr