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Stargate Snippets

July 16, 2010

Cast Members from SGA to Appear on SGU

(Excerpt from Joseph Mallozzi’s Blog)

“…producer John G. Lenic that the deals have been closed on those Atlantis alums, we can now move forward on the script, secure in the knowledge that both extra-special guest stars will actually be on hand to say the dialogue written for specifically for them. Great news for fans of the old series. There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part, because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly proceed the Atlantis series finale, Enemy at the Gate. But given the delay on the movie front and the ideal premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover. Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t…at least not right away…”



Stargate Universe:

Elyse Levesque Gets Scurvy!



Elyse joked that she gets scurvy when she spends such a long period of time indoors, filming her character Chloe reports Digital Spy.

“Day in, day out being in here is a lot to take,” she said. “I start to get scurvy, I think. I need to go outside and get replenished, get my vitamins!”

It’s not always a shut-in life, and according to Elyse everyone gets a little excited when they have to go on location for an episode.

“It’s fun actually,” she said. “It’s like a field trip for all of us when we get to go on location. We all plan it and we all come out with our shorts and our boots and we’re all so excited to go out and have fun. Some people like Jamil [Walker Smith] end up getting lost because they go on nature hikes during lunch. No, but it’s fun.”


(INCREDIBLE, especially considering Joseph Mallozzi’s repeated posts with regard to food and fine dining!  Don’t they feed the cast anymore?)

Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans. The chemical name for vitamin C, ascorbic acid, is derived from the Latin name of scurvy, scorbutus, which also provides the adjective scorbutic (“of, characterized by or having to do with scurvy”). Scurvy leads to the formation of spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes. The spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person with the ailment looks pale, feels depressed, and is partially immobilized. In advanced scurvy there are open, suppurating wounds and loss of teeth.

Scurvy was at one time common among sailors, pirates and others aboard ships at sea longer than perishable fruits and vegetables could be stored (subsisting instead only on cured and salted meats and dried grains) and by soldiers similarly separated from these foods for extended periods.



Online Genre Awards

Stargate Universe is nominated in several categories and Amanda Tapping for best actress in Sanctuary

Voting is open from June 25, 2010 to July 25, 2010


Corin Nemec and Mitch Pileggi head to Supernatural


Corin Nemec will play Christian Campbell, a cousin of lead characters Sam and Dean Winchester.  The character is described in casting documents as “capable, calm under pressure, and very good at his job.”

Mitch Pileggi played the Winchester’s grandfather, Samuel Campbell, in a previous episode.  How he’ll be recurring is up to those clever writers, seeing as how the character is long-dead in the Supernatural universe.



‘Shot in the arm for visual-effects community’


The Stargate Universe team led by visual-effects supervisor Mark Savela was nominated twice for two of their first-season episodes…

Congratulations are in order for the Stargate Universe Visual Effects teams for their nominations in the 2010 Emmy Awards!

Here’s the list of nominees in the Special Visual Effects category (visit the Emmy website for complete list).



The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) Awards


The best TV direction competition will be fought over by Adrienne Mitchell for “Durham County,” Robert C. Cooper for “Stargate Universe,” Helen Shaver for “The Bridge” and Holly Dale for “Flashpoint.”

Canadian comic Dave Foley will emcee the 2010 DGC Awards on Sept. 25 in Toronto.



Stephen Hawking proclaims:

‘Time travel will exist’


‘However, Hawking thinks we will never actually be able to use these wormholes for time travel, or any other travel for that matter – which will come as a great disappointment to fans of series ranging from Star Trek to Stargate. The reason is that naturally occurring wormholes are far too tiny and short-lived. Even if we could somehow harness one and expand it so that it was large enough for a person to walk into, Hawking thinks the radiation feedback would collapse it instantly. So travel backward through time is theoretically possible at one level, but almost certainly impossible for human beings.’



Michael Shanks News:

Stargate’s Michael Shanks joins the cast of ‘Red Riding Hood’

Stargate SG-1 actor Michael Shanks has announced that he has scored a role in Red Riding Hood – the gothic take on the traditional fairy tale ala the traditional Brothers Grimm story, written by David Johnson (Orphan) and directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight). According to Shanks (via the official Michael Shanks website):

“Just landed a role in a new feature called Red Riding Hood directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and starring Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman and Julie Christie. Will play a character named Adrien Lazar, local affluent blacksmith and father of Henri Lazar (love interest to Amanda’s character). Rehearsals begin in July, and filming starts July 22nd.”

Shanks will join Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Michael Hogan, Julie Christie, Lukas Haas and Gary Oldman in the film which will be released in the US on March 11th 2011.


‘Arctic Blast’ Premiere Date

A premiere date for the Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller Michael filmed in Tasmania, Australia last year – Arctic Blast – has just been announced.

An Australian-Canadian co-production, the film will premiere during the Possible Worlds Canadian Film Festival in Sydney, Australia, on 4 August, 2010. Per the event’s website:

“Possible Worlds – Sydney’s 5th Canadian Film Festival – presents a selection of the best new features and documentaries made north of Hollywood, many of which will screen in Australia for the very first time. The Festival will screen 20 new films at Dendy Opera Quays, Dendy Newtown and venues across Sydney from Aug. 2nd to 8th 2010.

Welcoming prestigious filmmakers to Sydney, the Festival provides a rare chance for Australians to watch the best new Canadian films and meet the artists. Running alongside the film premieres will be filmmaker Q&A’s, panel discussions and of course, parties.”



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….and as always….

Have A Very Stargate Day!