Sunday, June 12, 2011

'The King's Speech' - CBS '60 Minutes' Video Interview: Colin Firth

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'The King's Speech' - CBS '60 Minutes' Video Interview: Colin Firth

"60 Minutes" talks to its starring actor, Colin Firth, and reports on the historic find in an attic that helped make the "The King's Speech" an Oscar favorite. Scott Pelley reports.

Stargate TV Schedule Week June 13, 2011 - (US)


[NOTE: High Definition channels not listed on this schedule. Please confirm with your local listings for correct times.]


STARGATE The Original Movie (1994)

Cast includes Kurt Russell, James Spader, Alexis Cruz, Viveca Lindfors, Mili Avital, John Diehl, Leon Rippy, Djimon Hounsou, Erick Avari and French Stewart.

Tue. June 14 4:25 AM HBOZ


STARGATE SG-1 (please check local listings to confirm Showtime time slot)

Cast includes Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks, Don S. Davis, Teryl Rothery, Corin Nemec, Ben Browder, Claudia Black and Beau Bridges.


Mon. June 13 5:00 PM The Entity

An alien virus infiltrates the SGC computer and gathers classified data about the crew and the ship. When the virus is presumed killed, it is learned that it has actually sought refuge in Carter's body.

Guest stars include Dan Shea.

Tue. June 14 1:00 AM The Entity

Tue. June 14 5:00 PM Double Jeopardy

A former acquaintance seeks the crew's help.

Guest stars include Belinda Waymouth, Jay Brazeau, Ron Halder, Matthew Harrison, Bill Croft, Daniel Bacon, Tracey Hway and Michael Jonsson. Directed by Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson).

Wed. June 15 1:00 AM Double Jeopardy

Wed. June 15 5:00 PM Threshold

In an attempt to free his mind from Apophis, Teal'c must undergo a trying Jaffa ritual.

Guest stars include Tony Amendola, Brook Susan Parker, Peter Williams, David Lovgren, Eric Schneider and Karen van Blankenstein.

Thur. June 16 1:01 AM Threshold

Fri. June 17 1:00 AM Ascension

After arriving on an alien planet, Carter passes out and awakens in the company of a strange new friend.

Guest stars include Sean Patrick Flanery, John de Lancie, Ben Wilkinson, Eric Breker and Rob Fournier.

Fri. June 17 5:00 PM The Fifth Man

n escaping a large contingent of Jaffa, SG-1 is forced to leave behind Jack and Lt. Tyler, a new member of the team. Back on Earth no one can recall Lt. Tyler, so Sam, Teal'c, and Daniel must find a way to save Jack while they are quarantined. Meanwhile Jack and Lt. Tyler struggle to escape the enemy Jaffa.

Guest stars include Dion Johnstone, John de Lancie and Karen van Blankenstein.

Sat. June 18 12:00 AM Exodus

The Tok'ra decide to reunite with SG-1 after the crew steals a Goa'uld mother ship.

Guest stars include Carmen Argenziano, Peter Wingfield, Peter Williams, Malik McCall, Kenton Reid, Paul Norman, Kirsten Alter and Anastasia Bendey.

Sat. June 18 1:00 AM Enemies

The crew loses a member and must battle Apophis on a ship far from Earth.

Guest stars include Carmen Argenziano, Peter Williams, Jennifer Calvert, Thomas Milburn Jr. and Dean Moen.


Sat. June 18 8:00 PM Chain Reaction

General Hammond mysteriously retires from the SGC and a new general is brought in, who breaks up SG-1: Daniel and Sam are scientists, Teal'c is with SG-3 and O'Neill commands a new SG-1.

Guest stars include Lawrence Dane, Tom McBeath, Ronny Cox, Dan Shea and Patti Allan.

Sat. June 18 8:45 PM 2010

The year 2010 dawns and brings many significant changes to both Earth and to the SGC.

Guest stars include Christopher Cousins, Dion Luther and Ronny Cox.

Sun. June 19 10:10 AM Chain Reaction
Sun. June 19 10:55 AM 2010



Cast includes Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett, Rainbow Sun Francks, Rachell Luttrell, Torri Higginson, Paul McGillion, Jason Momoa, David Nykl, Robert Picardo, Amanda Tapping, Kavan Smith, Christopher Heyerdahl and Ryan Robbins.


Tue. June 14 2:00 AM The Lost Boys

Sheppard and his team catch up with the erratic Lt. Ford, who enlists their help for his attack on a Wraith hive ship---a plan Sheppard equates with suicide. Unfortunately, the effects of the Wraith enzyme have made Ford immune to reason.

Guest stars include Rainbow Francks, Kavan Smith, Aaron Abrams, Paul Anthony, Woody Jeffreys and Andee Frizzell.

Wed. June 15 2:00 AM The Hive

Dr. McKay injects himself with the Wraith enzyme in a scheme to rescue Sheppard, Teyla, Ronon and Ford from the Wraith hive ship, where they are being held hostage.

Guest stars include Rainbow Francks, Aaron Abrams, Kavan Smith, Jenn Bird, Mitch Pileggi and Andee Frizzell.

Thur. June 16 2:01 AM The Tower

The team meets a village leader on a distant planet who has the ability to protect his people from Wraith attacks.

Guest stars include Peter Woodward, Jay Brazeau, David Bloom, Richard Kahan, Brendan Beiser, Chelan Simmons, Anna Cummer and Mark Gibbon.

Fri. June 17 2:00 AM The Long Goodbye

The team discovers two pods orbiting a moon, and Sheppard and Weir are pitted against one another when the occupants of the pods seize control of their minds.

Guest stars include Kavan Smith, Mitch Pileggi and Gerry Durand.

Sat. June 18 2:00 AM Coup D'Etat

While investigating a fire in a village on a far-off planet, the team discovers that a major carrying the Ancient gene has disappeared, and a Genii coup may be at hand.

Guest stars include Sanctuary's Ryan Robbins, Kavan Smith, Sonja Bennett, Star Trek's Colm Meaney, Penelope Corrin, Dan Joffre, Meg Roe and Jon Johnson.


Thur. June 16 5:00 PM Submersion
Thur. June 16 8:00 PM Submersion

An underwater mission has the team searching for an alternate power source in the Atlantean ocean.

Guest stars include Andee Frizzell, Michael Tayles, Noel Johansen and Donna Soares.


Weekend June 18/19 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - Enemy at the Gate

Todd warns Atlantis about a sophisticated hive ship and encourages the team to attack the vessel before it can pose a threat to Earth in the series finale.

Guest stars include Sanctuary's Christopher Heyerdahl, Mitch Pileggi, Kavan Smith, Michael Beach, Martin Christopher, Gary Jones, Amanda Tapping, Paul McGillion, Stargate SG-1's Colin Cunningham, Sharon Taylor, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome's Ben Cotton and Tyler McClendon.


Cast includes Robert Carlyle, Louis Ferreira, Brian J. Smith, Elyse Levesque, David Blue, Alaina Huffman, Jamil Walker Smith, Peter Kelamis, Patrick Gilmore, Julia Benson, Jennifer Spence, Ming-Na and Lou Diamond Phillips.


Weekend June 18/19 - Syndicated (check local listings for channel and time) - Time

An away team finds a kino beside a Stargate on a jungle world, which contains video footage of the team that was shot prior to their arrival. Then, an illness cripples the team, forcing them to quarantine themselves on the planet.

Guest stars include Mark Burgess, Josh Blacker, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Ryan Booth and Michael Sangha.

Sanctuary - Georgia Straight: Amanda Tapping Interview - Leo Awards 2011

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Sanctuary's Robert Lawrenson, Christopher Heyerdahl, Amanda Tapping, Agam Darshi, Robin Dunne, Ryan Robbins and Lee Wilson (visual effects supervisor/producer/director))

GEORGIA STRAIGHT: Leo Awards 2011 red carpet: Sanctuary's Amanda Tapping

by Adrian Mack
on June 12, 2011

This year’s red carpet ran a hundred feet or so along the skinny West Georgia street corridor on the north side of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, and the crush got a little intense. The Straight had a few brief words with Amanda Tapping at the gala event on Saturday (June 11) as she made her way inside. The star of Sanctuary was nominated for Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series (the trophy went to Carmen Moore, for Blackstone). Tapping was also a presenter at the awards gala...

Georgia Straight: I’m surprised nobody’s been hit by a bus.

Amanda Tapping: "I know! But it’s a cool vibe tonight. It’s the little awards that people kinda laugh at sometime, but I think for us in the industry it’s a great opportunity to share with each other what we’re doing here. And the fact that there’s so much indigenous product happening in Vancouver right now, we’re not just the service industry that we were for so long. I think we’re all very proud of that. I know that all sounds very heady, and goofy, but it’s nice to actually be part of an indigenous industry, when the industry is failing in so many ways all over the place..."

Doctor Who - BBC America Video Featurette: Doctor Who Insider: Amy's Ties to Evil

Source: BBC America You Tube channel

Doctor Who May 22

DOCTOR WHO - BBC AMERICA VIDEO FEATURETTE: Doctor Who Insider: Amy's Ties to Evil

An exclusive, never-before-seen interview with Doctor Who stars Matt Smith & Arthur Darvill, plus Executive Producer/Lead Writer Steven Moffat, about Amy Pond's surprising ties to the evil of the Universe.

The Big Bang Theory - CBS News Video: How Jim Parson Got His Big Break

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Big Bang

THE BIG BANG THEORY - CBS NEWS VIDEO: How "The Big Bang Theory" star got his big break

By Seth Doane
June 12, 2011

Jim Parsons has been getting lots of laughs on the TV series "The Big Bang Theory." But right now, he's also performing a very different sort of role in a play that's been nominated for five awards at tonight's Tony Awards, to be broadcast here on CBS. Our Seth Doane tracked Parsons down on Broadway.

Cowboys & Aliens: Video - Movie Trailer - Premieres Jul 29 '11

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COWBOYS & ALIENS - VIDEO: Movie Trailer - Premieres Friday, July 29, 2011

Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens. Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers — Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci — he brings an all-new action thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.

1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

The screenplay for Cowboys & Aliens is by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby, from a screen story by Fergus & Ostby and Steve Oedekerk. It is based on Platinum Studios' "Cowboys & Aliens" by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.

Cast includes House's Olivia Wilde, James Bond's Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Clancy Brown, Keith Carradine, Justified's Walton Goggins, Noah Ringer, Adam Beach, David O'Hara, Buck Taylor and Abigail Spencer.

Doctor Who - BBC America Video Featurette: 'Where's the TARDIS?' Winner

Source: BBC America

Doctor Who May 22


The winner of BBC America's Where's the TARDIS contest has been chosen, from hundreds and hundreds of entries across all of time and space. Congratulations to the Bull Family of Wisconsin. Check out their winning TARDIS at!

Game of Thrones - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Jun 12 '11 - HBO 9/8C

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Game 2

MSN TV: Tonight's Picks Sunday, June 12, 2011

... Game of Thrones

9:00 PM, HBOE

Ned (Sean Bean) makes a fateful decision to save endangered daughter Sansa (Sophie Turner). Catelyn (Michelle Fairley) enters into a dodgy arrangement with Walder Frey (David Bradley). Tyrion's (Peter Dinklage) father forces him to fight on the front lines. Robb (Richard Madden) captures a prized prisoner, while Jon (Kit Harington) discovers a dark secret in the new episode "Baelor."

Doctor Who - BBC America Video: New Tease Late-Summer 2011

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Doctor Who May 22

DOCTOR WHO - BBC AMERICA VIDEO: New Tease Late-Summer 2011

Time runs out, in this exclusive new tease at new episodes of Doctor Who, premiering late-summer 2011 to BBC America.

Sanctuary - 2011 Leo Gala Awards Ceremony Winner!

Source: 2011 Leo Awards [follow link for complete list of 2011 award recipients]

[NOTE: The Leo Awards is British Columbia's local film industry awards]

Click here for a full list of the Sanctuary nominations.

Click here for 2011 Leo Celebration Awards results for the nominees in the technical and crafts categories.


On Saturday, June 11, 2011 the Leo Awards held the awards ceremonies for those nominees in the acting, directing, writing categories for feature length and dramas and television series.


Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series

Ryan Robbins - Sanctuary - Animus

Other award recipients on Saturday night included:



Best Cinematography in a Dramatic Series

David Moxness - FRINGE - The Man from the Other Side

Best Guest Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series

Michael Eklund - FRINGE - The Plateau

Human Target

Human Target

Best Stunt Coordination in a Dramatic Series

Dean Choe - Human Target - A Wife's Tale



Best Dramatic Series


James Marshall, Jae Marchant, Rob Maier, Scott Graham - Producers

Also in the category Short Drama:

Best Performance by a Male in a Short Drama

Paul McGillion - A Fine Young Man

Congratulations to all of the 2011 Leo Awards nominees!