Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ice Quake - SciFi and TV Talk: Brendan Fehr Interview

Source: SciFi and TV Talk [follow link for complete interview]

NOTE: Ice Quake repeats on Syfy on Monday, December 27 at 10:00pm.

Roswell's Brendan Fehr

By Steve Eramo

It was back in 1999 that actor Brendan Fehr was cast as Michael Guerin, one of three human/alien hybrid teenagers living on Earth in the popular Sci-Fi TV series Roswell. Following the show's three-season run, Fehr went on to work on such feature films as The Fifth Patient, Comeback Season and Biker Boyz. In the past few years, the actor has had regular or recurring roles on such TV series as CSI: Miami, Samurai Girl and Bones. Tonight (Saturday, December 11th) he can be seen opposite Victor Garber (Alias) in the Syfy Channel Original Movie Ice Quake, airing @ 9:00 p.m. PST/EST on Syfy.

Earlier this week, Fehr spent over an hour on the phone talking with myself as well as other journalists about his work on Ice Quake as well as career in general. The following is an edited version of that Q & A. Enjoy!


... I found the story interesting in that it is liquid methane that is causing the earthquakes. What did you think of the actual story when you got the script?

BF - Well, Syfy obviously comes up with a whole variety of scripts for their original movies. You never know kind of what you’re going to get and it’s always going to be a little bit of a surprise. But this one was rather tame in that there’s no sort of shark to hunt or zombie. There’s no monster per se. It’s all based in science and natural disaster. Something I suppose could realistically happen, although I don’t exactly know the hard science behind it. But I thought that was interesting and, hopefully, not only adds to the reality of this possibly happening, but also engages the audience in a different way other than watching a two-headed monster or something like that run rampant around the city or whatever else.

So that intrigued me when I saw the script in that it was kind of grounded a little bit in reality. Those other types of stories are a lot of fun as well, but as an actor I think it’s much easier to get into the head space of OK, this "could" happen, and that kind of works in an actor’s favor. So that was a pleasant surprise.

Sarah Shahi - Fairly Legal: Video - Series Promo # 4

Source: USA Network You Tube channel

Fairly Legal Promo 4

Don't Miss USA's New Original Series. Premiering January 20, 2011!

Fairly Legal stars Sarah Shahi, Michael Trucco, Virgina Williams, Baron Vaughn, and Stargate SG-1's Richard Dean Anderson will portray a recurring character. (Series was originally titled "Facing Kate.")

Teryl Rothery - Videos: "Battle of the Bulbs" Premieres Sat Dec 18

Source: Hallmark Channel You Tube channel

EXCLUSIVE - Battle of the Bulbs - Hallmark Channel - Teryl on the theme

Daniel Stern ("Home Alone") and Matt Frewer ("Eureka") put the cool in Yule in the Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, "Battle of the Bulbs," Saturday, December 18 (5 p.m. PT, 7C), a film about dueling neighbors whose Christmas decorating rivalry turns so outrageous, it puts the "no" in "Noel" for the small town sponsoring the annual fete. Co-starring Teryl Rothery ("Stargate SG-1"), Allison Hossack and Ellie Harvie.

Movie repeats on Sat. Dec. 18 7:00 PM, Sat. Dec. 18 9:00 PM and Sun. Dec. 19 5:00 PM.

EXCLUSIVE - Battle of the Bulbs - Hallmark Channel - Teryl on the role

EXCLUSIVE - Battle of the Bulbs - Hallmark Channel - Teryl on her character

EXCLUSIVE - Battle of the Bulbs - Hallmark Channel - Promo

EXCLUSIVE - Battle of the Bulbs - Hallmark Channel - On Location

Jewel Staite - Video: Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle

Source: Hallmark Channel's You Tube channel

"Call Me Mrs. Miracle," starring Jewel Staite, Doris Roberts, Lauren Holly and Tom Butler, repeats on the Hallmark Channel on Wednesday, December 15 at 9pm and Thursday, December 16 at 3pm.

EXCLUSIVE - Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle - Hallmark Channel - Christmas shopping fads

A family-owned department store is struggling to sell toys during the holiday when a mysterious employee shows up and begins to work miracles. On top of giving sales a boost, her magic touch also mends the family's relationships and creates new ones.

EXCLUSIVE - Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle - Hallmark Channel - Promo

EXCLUSIVE - Debbie Macomber's Call Me Mrs. Miracle - Hallmark Channel - On Location

Stargate Universe - SciFi Expo: Women of SciFi Convention Jan 2011

Source: SciFi Expo [follow link for complete information]

The Sci-Fi Expo presents “Women of Sci-Fi” Convention

Where: Plano Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX

When: January 29-30, 2011


Stargate Universe - Alaina Huffman


Photo courtesy of MGM

Battlestar Galactica - Tricia Helfer


Battlestar Galactica - Katee Sackhoff


Battlestar Galactica (Original Series) - Anne Lockhart


Star Trek: The Original Series - Nichelle Nichols


Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Erin Gray


Primeval - BBC America: Video - Season 4 Promo - Premieres Jan 1

Source: BBC America

Primeval - Season 4 Promo - Premieres January 1, 2011 at 9pm

After a year in the Cretaceous period, Abby and Conner escape back to present day in the Season 4 opener. They are greeted by a new ARC team, and find out that their jobs may be in jeopardy after being away for so long.

Cast includes Ruth Kearney, Ben Mansfield, Ciarán McMenamin, Ben Miller, Andrew Lee Potts, Hannah Spearritt and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Alexander Siddig.

Stargate Atlantis - Merchandise: NEW Novel, "Homecoming"

Source: Fandemonium Books

Stargate Atlantis Homecoming - first in the new Legacy series


STARGATE ATLANTIS Homecoming, the first book in the brand new STARGATE ATLANTIS Legacy series, is now available to order from! Set after STARGATE ATLANTIS’ final season, the six book Legacy series takes our favorite characters into brand new territory - which means that anything can happen, to anybody! The stakes have never been so high.

STARGATE ATLANTIS Homecoming (Legacy Book One) – Jo Graham and Melissa Scott

Atlantis has returned to Earth, its team has disbursed and are beginning new lives far from the dangers of the Pegasus galaxy. They think the adventure is over.

They’re wrong.

With the help of General Jack O’Neill, Atlantis rises once more – and the former members of the expedition must decide whether to return with her to Pegasus, or to remain safely on Earth in the new lives they enjoy...

Picking up where the show’s final season ended, STARGATE ATLANTIS Homecoming is the first in the exciting new Stargate Atlantis Legacy series. These all new adventures take the Atlantis team back to the Pegasus galaxy where a terrible new enemy has emerged, an enemy that threatens their lives, their friendships – and the future of Earth itself.

Melissa Scott won the Campbell Award in 1986 for her first novel. Since then she's written more than twenty books, including Dreamships, A Choice of Destinies, Five Twelfths of Heaven, and the Lambda Literary Award winning Shadowman. She's also written two Star Trek novels and, with her partner Lisa A. Barnett, the acclaimed Points series.

Jo Graham is the author of three historical fantasy novels, including the Locus Award nominated Black Ships, as well as the upcoming novel STARGATE ATLANTIS Death Game.


For an in depth Q&A with the authors, check out the Writer’s Room at, where Jo and Melissa discuss their love of STARGATE ATLANTIS and how they’ve set about creating the wonderful Legacy series.

This is our last book of 2010 – and the perfect stocking filler for all STARGATE ATLANTIS fans! We’d like to wish all our readers a wonderful holiday season and to thank you for reading our books this year. We hope you’ve enjoyed them. The adventures continue in 2011, starting with the slightly delayed STARGATE SG-1: Sunrise!


Happy ’gating!

Morena Baccarin - V: Video - "They Lied" New Episodes Resume Jan 4

Source: ABC

V - "They Lied" Series Promo Return

V's new episode, "Red Rain," airs on ABC on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 9/8C.

While the world quickly embraced the Vs, the resistance group called The Fifth Column quickly discovered that they are not what they seem.

Pioneers of Television - PBS: Video - Linda Evans: Stunts on "The Big Valley"

Source: PBS You Tube channel

PIONEERS OF TELEVISION | Ep. 2 "Westerns" | Linda Evans: Stunts on "The Big Valley" | PBS

In this clip from the Westerns episode of PIONEERS OF TELEVISION season two (premiering January 18, 8/7c on PBS), Linda Evans explains what it was like to perform stunts for "The Big Valley." As the only daughter of the show's matriarch, Linda Evans's character Audra frequently performed stunts and got her hands dirty. PIONEERS OF TELEVISION returns for second season for a revealing look at the inception of four of the most popular genres in television: science fiction, westerns, crime dramas and local kids' TV. Watch PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Tuesdays, January 18-February 8, 2011 on PBS.

Episode 2 with Linda Evans airs January 25th at 8/7C on PBS.

Stargate Universe - Premium Hollywood: A Chat with Robert Carlyle

Source: Premium Hollywood [follow link for complete interview]

A Chat with Robert Carlyle of “Stargate Universe”

Posted by Will Harris (09/28/2010)


To the world at large, Robert Carlyle is best known for his roles in “The Full Monty” and “Trainspotting,” though James Bond aficionados likely remember him more fondly for his villainous turn as Renard in “The World Is Not Enough.” Since 2009, however, sci-fi buffs have been thrilling to Carlyle’s work on “Stargate Universe,” where he plays the ever-scheming Dr. Nicholas Rush. Premium Hollywood had a chance to chat with Carlyle just as the series returns for its second season, and in addition to offering up a few ideas of what we can expect to see from Rush in the near future, he discussed his opportunity to direct an “SGU” episode, which actor on the show he’d like to work with more often, and what led him to venture away from motion pictures and take this gig in the first place.

... PH: So how many times would you guess that the word “Machiavellian” has been used to describe your character on “SGU”?

RC: (Bursts out laughing) What, do ye mean today?

PH: (Laughs) Touché.

RC: I think it’s a good word, though. It does get used a lot, because I think…a lot of characters I’ve played in the past, you could’ve used that word, maybe for the wrong reasons. This guy, though, is the absolute meaning of that, isn’t he? He’s…pragmatic, I think. I like to use that word a lot as well. He’s the most pragmatic character I’ve ever played, that’s for sure, with the idea of the greater good and everything being done for the greater good. “You might not like this, but there’s a perfectly good reason behind it,” that kind of philosophy. I’m enjoying it.