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prion
July 13th, 2006, 08:07 PM
Tonight at the press tour, there was a Stargate party.

Should be more news soon :) Fingers crossed.

morjana
July 13th, 2006, 09:41 PM
The Futon Critic already has several articles uploaded:

EMMY NOMINEE PETER KRAUSE SIGNS ON FOR LEAD IN SCI FI CHANNEL'S THE LOST ROOM

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/pr.aspx?id=20060713scifi04


sci fi @ tca: more 'sci fi investigates' specials on tap

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/pr.aspx?id=20060713scifi03


sci fi @ tca: 'painkiller jane' gets series order, syndie run

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/pr.aspx?id=20060713scifi02


sci fi @ tca: network unveils new development slate

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/pr.aspx?id=20060713scifi01

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Morjana

morjana
July 13th, 2006, 09:54 PM
TV Week also has an article:

USA Nabs 'Pirates'; Sci Fi Sets 'Painkiller Jane' Series
NBCU Cable Nets Detail Programming Plans at Press Tour

http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=10363

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Morjana

prion
July 14th, 2006, 02:37 AM
TV Week also has an article:

USA Nabs 'Pirates'; Sci Fi Sets 'Painkiller Jane' Series
NBCU Cable Nets Detail Programming Plans at Press Tour

http://www.tvweek.com/news.cms?newsId=10363

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Morjana


Er, sorry, but you've confused the actual topic as mentioned in the first post. When I made the post, the party hadn't even happened so the press releases you linked to - which don't even mention Stargate - aren't really relevant.

MediaSavant
July 14th, 2006, 04:32 AM
Er, sorry, but you've confused the actual topic as mentioned in the first post. When I made the post, the party hadn't even happened so the press releases you linked to - which don't even mention Stargate - aren't really relevant.

The press releases were interesting nonetheless--particularly that they are commissioning another series. I appreciate that they were posted.

prion
July 14th, 2006, 04:51 AM
The press releases were interesting nonetheless--particularly that they are commissioning another series. I appreciate that they were posted.

I can understand that, but they honestly belong in the off-topic chatter section. Heck, if David Hewlett who works on an SG show, gets a thread on his work bumped kicked down there, I think the other non-SG stuff, should go there too ;) Like that new Mr. T reality show (shudder).

Meanwhile back to the topic of STARGATE ;)

http://sg-atlantis.emedian.net/nuc.html

now has five new images of Stargate actors from the press tour.

Trek_Girl42
July 14th, 2006, 11:30 AM
Those are some great group pictures. :)

morjana
July 14th, 2006, 12:18 PM
The press releases were interesting nonetheless--particularly that they are commissioning another series. I appreciate that they were posted.


Thank you, MediaSavant.

Morjana

prion
July 14th, 2006, 01:13 PM
More relevant Television Critic’s Association links:

http://www.nola.com/newslogs/tpliving/index.ssf?/mtlogs/nola_tpliving/archives/2006_07_14.html

By DAVE WALKER
TV columnist
dwalker@timespicayune.com

My Thursday concluded on the back lawn of the Television Critics Association summer press tour’s host hotel, standing in the shadow of a Stargate and chatting with Monkey Woman.

The party, sponsored by the SciFi cable network, was themed to the 10th season of the series “Stargate SG-1,” and the focal point was an actual Stargate, though passing through the 50-foot-tall ring wouldn’t land you in another part of the universe or another point in time, but rather the hotel’s cactus garden.

*more at link above*

prion
July 14th, 2006, 02:51 PM
More relevant Television Critic’s Association links:

http://www.nola.com/newslogs/tpliving/index.ssf?/mtlogs/nola_tpliving/archives/2006_07_14.html

By DAVE WALKER
TV columnist
dwalker@timespicayune.com

My Thursday concluded on the back lawn of the Television Critics Association summer press tour’s host hotel, standing in the shadow of a Stargate and chatting with Monkey Woman.

The party, sponsored by the SciFi cable network, was themed to the 10th season of the series “Stargate SG-1,” and the focal point was an actual Stargate, though passing through the 50-foot-tall ring wouldn’t land you in another part of the universe or another point in time, but rather the hotel’s cactus garden.

AND

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060713.andyryanchat0714/BNStory/specialComment/home

Andrew Ryan chats from the TV Critics' Tour in Los Angeles
Globe and Mail Update

TV critic Andrew Ryan is spending a few weeks in Los Angeles at the annual TV Critics' Press Tour, 18 days of fall television previews, glitzy evening events and endless celebrity interviews.
Michael Snider, globeandmail.com: Hello Andrew, thanks for taking the time today to chat with us. Welcome readers. Andrew is joining us from Pasadena, Calif., where he'll be filing to the paper for the next couple weeks. We're having Andrew back next Friday as well, so if we don't get to your question, you'll have another chance.

So Andrew, can you paint a brief picture of the atmosphere there? Is it total chaos, with flashbulbs blasting and orange juice and champagne for breakfast every day, or is it a little more of a subdued slog going from preview to preview and trying to keep interested?

Andrew Ryan: Well, there are some flashbulbs going off. Most of the evening events on the TV Tour are off-site, and there are usually red-carpets and so forth. Last night was a particularly strange event: A party sponsored by the Sci-Fi Channel for the departing series Stargate. The event took over the entire back lawn of the Ritz-Carlton hotel here in Pasadena, and they had spent days arranging the party. There were also people walking around dressed as superheroes, since the cable schedule included a new series called So You Think You're a Superhero, executive produced by Stan Lee. One of the characters is called "Cell Phone Girl," so you can guess her super power.

*more at link above*

morjana
July 14th, 2006, 03:15 PM
SFGate is the web site for the San Francisco Chronicle:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/category?blogid=24&cat=784

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Death March With Cocktails

by Tim Goodman

**snippage**

...It was certainly a lot funnier than the contestants let on, or realized, until it became clear that it was really pretty important to be seen in costume and get the alloted 15, no matter how potentially embarrassing the journey. It wasn't as bad as, say, a Star Trek convention, but then again it was all unfolding at the Sci-Fi party, which had a 50 foot giant "Stargate"...uh, gate. But it looked like a plastic wheel with lights on it. Or an elaborate portal that was unable to get me out of that party as fast as I wanted to escape.


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Morjana

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
July 14th, 2006, 03:27 PM
I can understand that, but they honestly belong in the off-topic chatter section. Heck, if David Hewlett who works on an SG show, gets a thread on his work bumped kicked down there, I think the other non-SG stuff, should go there too ;) Like that new Mr. T reality show (shudder).

Meanwhile back to the topic of STARGATE ;)

http://sg-atlantis.emedian.net/nuc.html

now has five new images of Stargate actors from the press tour.
I love the first picture mainly because of Chris Judge and Ben Browder

prion
July 14th, 2006, 04:49 PM
FROM SPOILME.....

http://sg-atlantis.emedian.net/nuc.html

001
Michael, Amanda, Paul Mullie, Claudia, Chris, Ben

002
Chris, Beau, Richad Dean Anderson, Amanda, Ben, Michael, Claudia

003
Amanda's daughter in Amanda's arms, and Bonnie Hammer, head of SCIFI

004
Dave Howe, SCIFI Executive, and Claudia

005
Left to right
First row: ??, Brad Wright, Bonnie Hammer, Dave Howe, blond woman is SCIFI
development executive, ??
Back row: Chris, Michael, Amanda, Beau, Richard Dean Anderson


Anybody have any idea where Chris Judge got his tastes in jackets? That was soooo...sixties! ;)

prion
July 15th, 2006, 04:36 AM
Another tour article:

http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/arts/story.html?id=35c47bc8-c2d7-4323-b30d-d32fd17474fb&k=89750

PASADENA, California - They came from Vancouver, not from outer space. On this night, though, they could be forgiven for being mistaken as space aliens.

A strange sight, indeed. The massive stargate used in Stargate SG-1, the 10-year-old filmed-in-Vancouver sci-fi series that just cannot get respect from the critics, either in Canada or the U.S. it seems, loomed over the manicured lawns of the upscale, faux-Versailles grounds at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel.

Past and present Stargate stars mixed, mingled and made merry for the California natives on the occasion of Stargate's 200th episode and record-breaking 10th season: Amanda Tapping, holding her tow-headed toddler Olivia in her arms, with matching sky blue eyes; a lean, fit MacGyver-like Richard Dean Anderson, playing a gentle game of tag with his young daughter, Wylie; Michael Shanks, a serious stage actor who looked, for once, as if he'd just stepped off the moon; Christopher Judge, who, his Stargate character to the contrary, is in fact not a space alien; and Ben Browder, rested instead of restive for once, the leading man in his second cult sci-fi series in a row. (The first was the late, lamented -- and unfairly cancelled -- Farscape. )

*click on link for full text*

prion
July 15th, 2006, 08:34 AM
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/category?blogid=24&cat=784

about the TV Critics Association press tour:

excerpt:

It was certainly a lot funnier than the contestants let on, or realized, until it became clear that it was really pretty important to be seen in costume and get the alloted 15, no matter how potentially embarrassing the journey. It wasn't as bad as, say, a Star Trek convention, but then again it was all unfolding at the Sci-Fi party, which had a 50 foot giant "Stargate"...uh, gate. But it looked like a plastic wheel with lights on it. Or an elaborate portal that was unable to get me out of that party as fast as I wanted to escape.


*Click on link above for the full text*

prion
July 15th, 2006, 11:47 AM
http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&call_pageid=971358637177&c=Article&cid=1152180122164

TORONTO STAR

reports on the TV critics assocation press tour...

Thursday, July 13
Once I’ve filed this morning, I’ve got, among other things, the MTV Networks
(South Park’s Parker and Stone, David Cross, Mr. T.), A&E (Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed) and the Sci Fi Channel (Stan Lee – the geek in me could never miss that), followed by a Stargate party (they’ve apparently flown the actual Stargate in from the set in Vancouver).


*Click on link above for the full text*

prion
July 17th, 2006, 03:21 AM
PHOTOS!

http://www.celebrityphoto.com/scripts/search/events.pl

has a number of photos of the SG1 cast from the recent TCA press tour.
They're all thumbnail shots but still fun to look at. Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping (and daughter), Chris Judge, Ben Browder, Michael Shanks (and Lexa), Beau and more :)

Note: they've misidentified Ben Browder and Michael Shanks (at least until they read their mail where folks point out the error :)

--thanks for the michael shanks group for the tip

prion
July 17th, 2006, 08:10 AM
http://www.canada.com/cityguides/winnipeg/info/story.html?id=42079d1f-23ea-4f32-9020-4c0f4503c7d9&k=11627

excerpt:

10th anniversary party for Stargate SG-1 out of this world

Alex Strachan, CanWest News Service
Published: Monday, July 17, 2006

PASADENA, Calif. — They came from Vancouver, not from outer space. On this night, though, they could be forgiven for being mistaken as space aliens.

A strange sight, indeed. The massive stargate used in Stargate SG-1, the 10-year-old filmed-in-Vancouver sci-fi series that just cannot get respect from the critics, either in Canada or the U.S. it seems, loomed over the manicured lawns of the upscale, faux-Versailles grounds at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel.

Past and present Stargate stars mixed, mingled and made merry for the California natives on the occasion of Stargate’s 200th episode and record-breaking 10th season: Amanda Tapping, holding her tow-headed toddler Olivia in her arms, with matching sky blue eyes; a lean, fit MacGyver-like Richard Dean Anderson, playing a gentle game of tag with his young daughter, Wylie; Michael Shanks, a serious stage actor who looked, for once, as if he’d just stepped off the moon; Christopher Judge, who, his Stargate character to the contrary, is in fact not a space alien; and Ben Browder, rested instead of restive for once, the leading man in his second cult sci-fi series in a row. (The first was the late, lamented — and unfairly cancelled — Farscape. To paraphrase a line from Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes, damn you Sci Fi Channel, damn you all to hell.)

*entire article at link above*

prion
July 18th, 2006, 08:27 AM
reposting from Sg1_SPOILME

The Television Critics Tour is a huge biannual event that lasts about three
weeks. During "cable week" Stargate SG-1 studio execs, along with past
and present cast members, enjoyed a special party complete with a
stargate on the gorgeous grounds of the upscale Ritz-Carlton hotel in
Pasadena California. There have been LOTS of articles written about the
event. We've posted an article from NowPlayingMagazine.com because
it's a bit more Bencentric.

Plus, we were able to add a few pictures that we have not seen anywhere
else!

Enjoy... (-:

www.BenBrowderPortal.com

NOTE: IF you go to the gallery, you can see LARGE images of many of the shots that have come out on the TCA tour :)

prion
July 20th, 2006, 08:19 AM
http://www.nwanews.com/adg/Style/161077/

relevant excerpt:

Sci Fi Channel hosted an evening party on the hotel’s back garden July 13. The affair featured the Stargate. Yes, the actual giant Stargate ring from the TV series. Sci Fi offered souvenir photos of the critics standing in front of the thing. I passed on the off chance I would fall through and be zapped off across the universe to battle Wraith hive ships. The TV Column runs Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. E-mail: mstorey@arkansasonline. com

prion
July 21st, 2006, 03:19 AM
This includes some review stuff, but also mentions TCA tour:

http://www.tbo.com/entertainment/tv/MGBK9S6LVPE.html

At 10 Years And 200 Episodes, 'SG-1' Goes Where No Sci-Fi Drama Has Gone Before

On a roll from the record-breaking debut of "Eureka" on Tuesday, the Sci-Fi Channel brings back its two "Stargate" hits tonight.The long-running "Stargate: SG-1" at 9 p.m. is celebrating 10 years and 200 episodes. The spinoff "Stargate: Atlantis" comes back for a third season at 10.Sci-Fi threw a big party for these hits this week at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel & Spa in Pasadena, Calif., where the nation's TV critics are gathered for a preview of upcoming network series.Who would have thought that this spinoff from a 1994 movie starring Kurt Russell and James Spader would become TV's longest-running science fiction drama?On "SG-1" tonight, the Stargate crew faces a deadly and mysterious sleeping sickness.A cliffhanger last season ended with the dreaded enemy Ori on a tear to destroy the human race.Also tonight, in a plot development that seems to have been borrowed from USA's "The 4400," the Vala character (Claudia Black) has a daughter who goes from infant to dangerous teen within minutes.Richard Dean Anderson, the former "MacGyver" star who helped launch "Stargate," is coming back for the 200th episode Aug. 18.He told TV critics in Pasadena that "Stargate" may come full circle with a big-screen version.Anderson, who left his Jack O'Neill behind last season, also will be a guest star on several episodes of "Stargate: Atlantis" this season.

prion
July 21st, 2006, 08:24 AM
TVweek

Stargate Liberation
Friday, July 14th, 2006

There was nothing particularly snark-worthy about NBC-Uni’s perfectly pleasant shindig on the Ritz Carlton lawn last night. There was a white disco platform, a scratch-happy DJ and a towering 50-foot prop from the hit Sci Fi Channel series “Stargate SG-1.”The night before the party, NBC Uni actually posted a security team to guard the massive metallic-looking ring. You know, just in case any harried critics try to escape their TCA duties by teleporting to another planet.

morjana
July 21st, 2006, 10:40 PM
From SciFi Pulse:

http://www.scifi.com/pulse/

OR

http://www.scifi.com/stargate/video/


07.21.06

Exclusive Interviews from the Television Critics Association party.

Clips include:

* Anderson on the 200th episode of SG-1
Richard Dean Anderson talks with SCIFI Wire about 10 seasons of SG-1.


* "Shanks on the 200th episode of SG-1"


* "Tapping on the 200th episode of SG-1"


* "Judge on the 200th episode of SG-1"



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Morjana

Farscapefan
July 22nd, 2006, 12:56 AM
From SciFi Pulse:

http://www.scifi.com/pulse/

OR

http://www.scifi.com/stargate/video/


07.21.06

Exclusive Interviews from the Television Critics Association party.

Clips include:

* Anderson on the 200th episode of SG-1
Richard Dean Anderson talks with SCIFI Wire about 10 seasons of SG-1.


* "Shanks on the 200th episode of SG-1"


* "Tapping on the 200th episode of SG-1"


* "Judge on the 200th episode of SG-1"



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Morjana

You forgot about Claudia Black, there's also an interview with her about 200th episode of SG-1.

morjana
July 22nd, 2006, 02:59 AM
You forgot about Claudia Black, there's also an interview with her about 200th episode of SG-1.

Claudia was NOT mentioned on the web page I included in my post:

http://www.scifi.com/stargate/video/

However, she is listed on a sub-page:

http://www.scifi.com/stargate/video/behindthescenes/

Black on the 200th episode of SG-1

Morjana

prion
July 22nd, 2006, 09:24 AM
Video interviews made at this press tour are now available at
www.scifi.com at SCIPULSE (to your right) :)

keshou
July 22nd, 2006, 09:28 AM
Thanks Morjana. I watched all of them and they were great! Hard to believe it's been ten years and we've watched them all mature on go thru various life changes on and off the show.

BTW, don't know if anyone else had any trouble viewing them, but I kept getting this little "hour glass". Had to refresh the page about 10 times before it finally went into the video section. I listened to all of them at once because I was afraid I'd never get back in there!

You know.....I'm really looking forward to "200" after hearing them all talk about how much fun it was to make. Hope that translates onscreen. :)

prion
July 22nd, 2006, 09:45 AM
BTW, don't know if anyone else had any trouble viewing them, but I kept getting this little "hour glass". Had to refresh the page about 10 times before it finally went into the video section. I listened to all of them at once because I was afraid I'd never get back in there!


Other people have experienced that problem too. It might be your level of Windows or something else on your PC that's causing the problem. A lot of websites fine-tune their stuff to the high-end PCs, which is frustrating for those with low-end PCs ;)

keshou
July 22nd, 2006, 09:54 AM
Other people have experienced that problem too. It might be your level of Windows or something else on your PC that's causing the problem. A lot of websites fine-tune their stuff to the high-end PCs, which is frustrating for those with low-end PCs ;)
Hmm....well I'm at work on what I'd consider a "high-end PC" running on Windows XP, although not a multi-media powerhouse. For obvious reasons, since I should be working on tax returns, not watching videos. ;) :)

prion
July 22nd, 2006, 10:54 AM
Hmm....well I'm at work on what I'd consider a "high-end PC" running on Windows XP, although not a multi-media powerhouse. For obvious reasons, since I should be working on tax returns, not watching videos. ;) :)

Hmm, okay, then it's not 'high end' that's the problem, at least for you. Of course, some work places block stuff but usually that's pretty obvious. I don't think the scifi site says "This site is best viewed with.... fill in name of Quicktime or Real Player".

Farscapefan
July 22nd, 2006, 11:08 AM
Hmm, okay, then it's not 'high end' that's the problem, at least for you. Of course, some work places block stuff but usually that's pretty obvious. I don't think the scifi site says "This site is best viewed with.... fill in name of Quicktime or Real Player".

I suppose it's the traffic that causes the problem. Too many people trying to access these interviews at the same time. In the morning I wasn't able to establish connection using Firefox ("hour glass" syndrome), but when I changed it into IE, opened it immediately without any problems.

prion
July 22nd, 2006, 12:14 PM
I suppose it's the traffic that causes the problem. Too many people trying to access these interviews at the same time. In the morning I wasn't able to establish connection using Firefox ("hour glass" syndrome), but when I changed it into IE, opened it immediately without any problems.

ah.... could be.

morjana
July 22nd, 2006, 02:23 PM
Thanks Morjana. I watched all of them and they were great! Hard to believe it's been ten years and we've watched them all mature on go thru various life changes on and off the show.

BTW, don't know if anyone else had any trouble viewing them, but I kept getting this little "hour glass". Had to refresh the page about 10 times before it finally went into the video section. I listened to all of them at once because I was afraid I'd never get back in there!

You know.....I'm really looking forward to "200" after hearing them all talk about how much fun it was to make. Hope that translates onscreen. :)


Hi, keshou!

You're very welcome.

I'm on dial up, so it takes FOREVER for the page to load for me, and then, the quality of the video is CRAP (blurry, distorted sound), I'm hoping that it's because of my old computer and it's not what the videos REALLY look like and sound to other viewers...

And I tried accessing from work (with our T1 connection), but unfortunately, our Help Desk hasn't updated our system with the latest version of Macromedia Flash (and it's kind of hard to put in the request so I can watch Stargate related videos...) -- so SciFi Pulse won't load at work.

Sigh.

A fan's life is never easy...but it's often FUN!

Morjana