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George Takei and Claudia Black are both involved in this new animated sci-fi film.
Not to mention: Ron Glass, Alan Tudyk, Michael Dorn, Tim Curry, Juliet Landau, and more. It’s a who’s who of sci-fi shows you wish were still on the air!
Apple has its own Stargate. It’s part of their “antenna testing facility,” but I think you and I both know where it really goes. It all makes so much sense, why Apple products always seem slightly ahead of the curve — access to alien tech from other galaxies! I’ll be keeping an eye on this.
Yes. It’s that time of year where you begin thinking about what
you other people might want for the holidays—a time of giving. Let me help you with that. Here are some gift ideas ranging from the very reasonable to the bizarrely extravagant:
1. A Star Trek II TWOK replica phaser, $30
This toy should make any die-hard trek fan happy. Comes with a removable type-1 phaser. I can’t wait to
buy give this to someone for the holidays!
2. A Serenity Tote Bag, $10
This bag would make a nice gift for anyone who misses Firefly. So simple, so inexpensive, so easy. I miss Firefly.
3. BSG Senior Officer Pin Set , $29.99
Instead of telling someone how much you love them this holiday season, why not promote them? Actions speak louder than words.
4. Stargate Atlantis Gate Necklace, $715.50
Now that’s an odd price. $715.50? Is that how much it costs to open a tiny, stable wormhole to the Pegasus Galaxy?
I had this idea today that I might procrastinate doing any real work by compiling a list of all the folks on Twitter who have or have ever had anything to do with Stargate (SG-1, Atlantis, and SGU, of course). My list was about ten people long when it occurred to me that someone else, someone far more enterprising than I, has probably already done this.
My suspicions were correct. I bring you this list, compliments of @wraithfodder (also someone fun to follow on twitter). *He (I assume he’s a he..?) has compiled a ridiculously comprehensive list of Stargate-related peoples, and appears to keep the list up to date as more and more Stargate folks fall victim to the twitter.
Thanks, Wraithfodder, for saving me from several hours of procrastination…I suppose I should go to work now.
Also, I am ashamed of myself for the title of this post (mashup social media neologisms= barf), but it was just so darn apt. Apt I tell you!
This just in: Ming Na, SGU’s Camile Wray is no longer @MsMingNa, she’s @MingNa. See, I contribute.
*Correction, I think @wraithfodder might actually be a she.
I was reading this article today, one of many touting SGU as “edgier and younger in tone” when compared to predecessors SG-1 and Atlantis. While I’m thrilled that the Stargate universe will live on in, well, Stargate Universe, I must say that all the hubbub surrounding SGU as edgy and dark and more mainstream is starting to wear down my brain. Cooper apparently expressed a desire that SGU not become “too self-referential” in order to ensnare that coveted mainstream audience. I want one of these reports to also tell me that interrelationships between characters will not only be sinister, ethically questionable, and shaky-camera-action-real, but also wickedly funny and smart. As a converted Stargate fan, it’s this kind of special mix that I’ve come to expect from Wright, Cooper and Co. And come now, that aforementioned self-referentiality is what makes longtime followers of any series feel like the writers are really writing for them as an audience.
Speaking of self-referentiality, remember the hilarious 200th episode of SG-1? Couldn’t help but think of this hilarious scene when imagining an edgier Stargate series.
Michael Shanks will be making a guest appearance on SGU as Dr. Daniel Jackson. His role will be fairly minor, and as he says, ”That’s probably as much as I can say without getting my nuts chopped off.” Damn, those studio guys are rough. Also, NINE chevrons. NINE chevrons. I hope they have a high-speed dialing system!
In my ongoing hunt for any news about the forthcoming Stargate Atlantis movie, I used Babel Fish to translate a page from the French site Unification. While I’m uncertain that the page revealed anything more than the expected title “Stargate: Extinction,” it did provide this juicy bit:
“Stargate: Extinction wants to be as hooker as the preceding titles of SG-1, the Arch of Truth and Continuum.”
I’m sure if Stargate: Extinction is anything, it’s HOOKER!