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prion
June 25th, 2007, 02:23 PM
http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/25/tv-squad-on-the-sets-of-battlestar-galactica-eureka-stargate-a/

JUNE 25
TV Squad on the sets of Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Stargate Atlantis and more!

I've been sitting on announcing this for over a month now, since there's all sorts of things that could go wrong and, well, plans can change. But now that I'm finally here I can let you in on what's going on. I'm flying clear across the country for a very good cause -- to visit the sets of Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka and Flash Gordon, complete with Q&A's with some of the cast and crew.

Stay tuned here at TV Squad for more updates as soon as I'm able to get online and throw something at you. I start out bright and early tomorrow morning, so if you've got any questions you'd like to ask folks involved with any of the above mentioned shows, fire away in the comments below. I'm hoping I'll be able to shoot some updates via our Twitter account [ http://twitter.com/tvsquad ] , too, so be sure to check that out to see what I'm up to for the next few days, or you can follow the tiny widget after the jump in this post. Needless to say, I'm pretty frack'n pumped!

morjana
June 25th, 2007, 04:26 PM
TVaholic and Monsters and Critics are also going to Vancouver:


From TVaholic:

http://www.tvaholic.com/

Tonight on the Tube: Kyle XY, The Closer, Heartland & Science of Love
by Jason the TVaholic @ 1:25 am.

Today, the TVaholic is heading up to Vancouver, B.C. for a Sci Fi
Channel digital press tour of the Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, the
new Flash Gordon and Stargate Atlantis sets, which will take place on
Tuesday and Wednesday. We will also be able to ask questions of cast
members, writers, producers, etc. It should be a lot of fun and we
should have plenty of pictures and more to report later in the week.


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April MacIntyre, who writes for the web site Monsters and Critics, is
headed to Vancouver next weekend for the SciFi Channel's press junket
for their new TV series, and returning series, including Stargate
Atlantis.

April writes:

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/features/article_1321398.php
/The_Summer_of_Sci_Fi_Channel

My own Sci Fi destination next week will be in beautiful Vancouver.
I get to sit down with cast and crew from the long running Battlestar
Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, Eureka and new kid on the block, Flash
Gordon – debuting in August.

Want to find out the latest from all your favorite Sci Fi series?
Any burning questions for the casts or producers of each show
mentioned? Talk back and tell me what you want to know.

At the link above, go to the bottom of the page for the Talkback
section to ask your questions!

sueKay
June 25th, 2007, 04:39 PM
TV squad has one watcher - David Hewlett lol :D

prion
June 25th, 2007, 07:04 PM
Hoping to get title changed to SciFi channel press tour: SGA
Anyway

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1322400.php/Vancouver_Sci_Fi_Channel_adventure_begins

has a picture of Amanda Tapping

excerpt:

Fair warning to "Stargate Atlantis'" showrunners Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie. My father has called me 12 times in the last three days refining his Stargate Atlantis questions, as well as grilling me on my general Wraith knowledge and Ancients lore. My dad is from Boston, and if he asks me "why they killed Doctahh Cahhhson Beckett or "wheyyas Weyah going?" (where's Weir going) one more time, I will beam myself to the Pegasus Galaxy.

The third-season finale of "Stargate Atlantis" with the cliffhanger ending paved the way for even more action for this spinoff series next year. Joining the cast when "Atlantis" returns is Amanda Tapping, whose "Stargate SG-1" series ended June 22nd

Willow'sCat
June 26th, 2007, 12:49 AM
TV squad has one watcher - David Hewlett lol :DLOL! That made me laugh. :P Should have known really. ;)

prion
June 26th, 2007, 04:57 AM
http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1322400.php/Vancouver_Sci_Fi_Channel_adventure_begins

Bloggers get Sci Fi access

Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:53AM EDT
By Carly Mayberry

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sci Fi Channel is using the viral power of blogging to promote its fall lineup of programming.

The network is hosting a digital press event in Vancouver, where bloggers and webmasters from various media organizations will report from behind the scenes of such Sci Fi shows as "Battlestar Galactica," "Eureka," "Stargate Atlantis" and "Flash Gordon" through blogs.

The event, which began Monday and runs through Wednesday, will host about 32 online press members from such media outlets as Yahoo, AOL, TV.com and zap2it.com. It includes various panels and Q&A discussions with cast members and show producers.

While bloggers will post editorial, photos and video from the event through their media outlet's Web site, video from the junket also will be syndicated for other destinations on the Web. Dave Howe, GM and executive vp at Sci Fi, said Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson from "Eureka" and David Hewlett and Rachel Luttrell from "Stargate Atlantis" were among the show talent taking part in the events.

prion
June 26th, 2007, 06:34 PM
http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2775&Itemid=99

A quick stop at craft services and it was off to Bridge Studios just down the road where Stargate: Atlantis is located.One of my favorite descriptions of the Stargate is by Richard Dean Anderson as Col. Jack O’Neil in the original SG1 series. He says, “It…flushes sideways,” when describing the gate.I was a longtime fan of SG1 and really enjoyed Atlantis when it hit the air. I was excited to see where all the magic happens. Our group was taken into the actual Gateroom (which is quite a sight!) for a Q&A with David Hewlett and his dog Mars, Rachel Luttell and Executive Producers and Showrunners Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.I will post complete details and video of the Stargate: Atlantis panel shortly so check back for that as well! We got some interesting Season 4 information to share! We then were herded along to visit some of the well known sets from the series including the Puddle Jumper set, the Village, and the Blade: Trinity set that has been converted into Atlantis.Pictures of ourselves in front of the Stargate.


MORE AT LINK ABOVE

prion
June 27th, 2007, 04:40 AM
June 26

http://www.syfyportal.com/news423819.html
excerpt:

The fourth season of "Atlantis" will feature a new alien race with technology far beyond the expedition, as well as a storyline centered around the real-life pregnancy of Rachel Luttrell.

"We had a story in development where [Teyla] would be out in the woods with Jewel [Staite], and it was a fairly violent episode," said Paul Mullie, executive producer of "Atlantis" during Tuesday's SciFi Channel digital media tour in Vancouver, B.C. "We were writing the story when [Luttrell] came in and told us she was pregnant. We were too far down the road to change it, so we decided that, 'Oh well, she doesn't know she's pregnant in this story.' It was the story which in the end she finds out."

Producers decided to write in Luttrell's pregnancy into the show, although they wouldn't give details on exactly how the pregnancy would be incorporated. Luttrell, who was showing physical signs of her pregnancy at the press event, said jokingly that her pregnancy was a way to make sure that the producers further developed her character in the fourth season.


*READ REST OF ARTICLE AT LINK ABOVE*

morjana
June 28th, 2007, 05:35 PM
SGA - Montykins: Back from Canada:

From Montykins blog:

http://montykins.livejournal.com/266231.html

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update. There are photos of Montykins at the SGA stargate at the site.)

Back from Canada Jun. 28th, 2007 @ 12:40 pm

I'm back from touring the sets of Sci-Fi Channel original series in Vancouver. I'm studiously attempting to generate journalism out of it, which means that certain photos will have to live here, instead of at TeeVee.

For example -- oh, let's get straight to the point:

The SGA spaceship (The Daedalus) has a lot of entertainingly pointless things on the walls. Like this!

This is the picture we were supposed to take in front of the Stargate. It's an okay shot, but I don't think it shows the scale properly.

That's better. It's a very big Stargate!

...more later.

morjana
June 28th, 2007, 07:13 PM
SGA - SyFy Portal: Wraith Get Serious Upgrades For 'Atlantis' Season 4:


From SyFy Portal:

http://www.syfyportal.com/news423832.html

(Please follow the link for the complete article. There's a photo of costumes at the site.)

Wraith Get Serious Upgrades For 'Atlantis' Season 4

PLUS: What life is like after 'Stargate SG-1'

By MICHAEL HINMAN
Source: SyFy Portal
Jun-28-2007

After three full seasons, the Wraith -- the big bad guys of the Pegasus Galaxy -- still have a place in the "Stargate: Atlantis" universe. It's just that now, they're getting a bit bigger, and even more bad.

New sets have been built featuring a much sleeker look for the life-sucking villains, but it seems only certain members of the cast and crew even know what they look like.

Brigitte Prochaska, the unit publicist for "Stargate: Atlantis," mentioned the new Wraith sets while giving online journalists a tour of Bridge Studios where "Atlantis" is filmed Tuesday morning as part of SciFi Channel's Digital Media Tour. Unfortunately for the journalists, however, the new Wraith sets were not a part of the overall tour.

morjana
June 29th, 2007, 01:24 AM
SGA - SyFy Portal: SciFi Channel Press Junket Update June 28th:

From SyFy Portal:

http://www.syfyportal.com/news423833.html

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

The Future Of Reporting The Future Begins Here

SyFriday with Michael Hinman

Source: SyFy Portal
Jun-28-2007

**major snippage**

No one studio has embraced the digital media more than NBC Universal. And SciFi Channel, a popular division of the mega-media company, proved it by inviting online journalists -- no matter how big or small their sites were -- to its first-ever Digital Media Tour in Vancouver, B.C.

When I was first invited to this event, I was worried that it might be nothing more than a half-hearted attempt by NBCU to get into the good graces of sites like SyFy and others. It's not that NBCU is that kind of network, it's just that major studios had never even given many sites the time of day, let alone a full-fledged press tour.

But even as I got off the plane in Seattle and headed north to Vancouver, I wasn't sure what to expect. Would I be dazzled or disappointed?

I can tell you that it was neither. I was literally blown away.

NBCU treated all of us as if we were the kings of entertainment journalism, almost as if we were TV Guide, Entertainment Weekly or even the E! network. We received extensive tours of sets for shows like "Eureka," "Battlestar Galactica," "Stargate: Atlantis" and even the new "Flash Gordon" that comes out in August, as well as unprecedented access to the actors, producers and other important crew members that make all of this programming possible.

**snippage**

prion
June 29th, 2007, 09:19 AM
http://thetvaddict.com/2007/06/27/battlestar-galactica-season-four-scoop
Before I head out to the set of FLASH GORDON I thought I’d pop in and give you the info you’re all clamoring for. I did indeed get my photo taken on the STARGATE ATLANTIS set. Okay, seriously folks, on to what I know you want — BATTLESTAR GALACTICA news. Not surprisingly, the cast, crew, costume designers, key grips and anyone remotely related to the show were tight-lipped with regards to what’s in store for fans this final season. I can say that fans can expect to see a new ship (we saw in being built), Michael Hogan is not happy about being a cylon and Aaron Douglas alluded to the fact that within the first few episodes of the season, his character Chief Tyrol may [or may not] find himself on the bring of being tossed out of an airlock. Presumably when President Roslin finds out about his little secret.
Stay tuned all week for more in-depth reports from the sets of EUREKA, STARGATE ATLANTIS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and FLASH GORDON

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http://www.sliceofscifi.com/?s=stargate
TV Talk: Get a sneak of what to expect from Season Four of “Stargate: Atlantis” when it returns to SciFi Channel this fall.


http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2007/06/27/slice-of-scifi-extra-chat-with-lani-gerela/

Slice of SciFi Extra: Chat with Lani Gelera
Posted by Summer Brooks on Wednesday, 27 Jun 2007

Slice of SciFi Extra: Chat with Lani Gelera
Slice of SciFi field reporter Linda Craddock interviewed stunt performer Lani Gelera about her many roles in genre films and being a stunt double for Rachel Luttrell in “Stargate: Atlantis”.
Linda asks Lani about her work in several of the “Scary Movie” entries, “I, Robot”, in the Fantastic Four films, and more, including her training and workout regimen to keep her stunt skills sharp!
Stay tuned tomorrow for a double-sized voicemail show

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http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2775&Itemid=99

6/29/07

I will post complete details and video of the Stargate: Atlantis panel shortly so check back for that as well! We got some interesting Season 4 information to share! We then were herded along to visit some of the well known sets from the series including the Puddle Jumper set, the Village, and the Blade: Trinity set that has been converted into Atlantis.
Pictures of ourselves in front of the Stargate followed.

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http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/29/the-sci-fi-digital-press-tour-report-part-one/

June 29, 2007 – but good stuff on EUREKA, etc.


Check back soon for part two of my report as I explore the set of Stargate Atlantis.

parsifal
June 29th, 2007, 12:14 PM
Stargate Atlantis panel at Sci Fi's digital press tour, part one - VIDEO

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/29/stargate-atlantis-panel-at-sci-fis-digital-press-tour-part-one/

And part two:

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/29/stargate-atlantis-panel-at-sci-fis-digital-press-tour-part-two/

prion
June 29th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Stargate Atlantis panel at Sci Fi's digital press tour, part one - VIDEO

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/29/stargate-atlantis-panel-at-sci-fis-digital-press-tour-part-one/

And part two:

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/06/29/stargate-atlantis-panel-at-sci-fis-digital-press-tour-part-two/

And a nice picture of a rather pregnant Rachel, and David H. too.

The first one is 34 minutes, the second is 5 minutes (if the site's number is correct)

PG15
June 29th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Actually, "part 2" is just the last 5 minutes of "part 1", with a slight mismatch between the sound and the visuals, even.

Willow'sCat
June 29th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Actually, "part 2" is just the last 5 minutes of "part 1", with a slight mismatch between the sound and the visuals, even.Oh good it isn't just my pc then. ;)

*feels like a really spoiled DH fan these days* Yay! :D

PG15
June 29th, 2007, 06:45 PM
I think the only new piece of info offered at that is a minor detail of Martin Gero's episode (Foxy Loxy? ;)).

McKay, Carter, and Keller oh my!

Willow'sCat
June 29th, 2007, 07:17 PM
I think the only new piece of info offered at that is a minor detail of Martin Gero's episode (Foxy Loxy? ;)).

McKay, Carter, and Keller oh my!Oh my indeed, two blonds and not a redhead to be seen. :P:D

They do mention something about Ronon and Carter which is new(ish) seems he will have a few run-ins with her, maybe? :S

morjana
June 29th, 2007, 07:58 PM
Actually, "part 2" is just the last 5 minutes of "part 1", with a slight mismatch between the sound and the visuals, even.

Part Two of the video clip is having problems running at TV Squad, they've provided a download link:

http://www.tvsquad.com/videos/atlantis2.mp4

PG15
June 29th, 2007, 08:20 PM
^Thank you!!

Oh, and yeah Willow, there was talk of friction between the two in "Reunion".

I'm guessing Ronon probably want to do something that Carter thinks is reckless and wants to stop him, but Ronon ain't havin' any of that!

Willow'sCat
June 29th, 2007, 08:25 PM
^Thank you!!

Oh, and yeah Willow, there was talk of friction between the two in "Reunion".

I'm guessing Ronon probably want to do something that Carter thinks is reckless and wants to stop him, but Ronon ain't havin' any of that! Oh that is the big Ronon ep right? I do think Joe M said something in his blog as well but I can't find it...

morjana
June 30th, 2007, 12:43 AM
SGA - IESB: Video Set Report - IESB Visits SGA:

From IESB:

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2791&Itemid=99

(There are a large variety of still photos also at the site. And FIVE video clips! Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Video Set Report: IESB Visits Stargate: Atlantis in Vancouver!

Written by Stephanie Sanchez
Friday, 29 June 2007

The second stop on our Sci-fi tour around Vancouver was at Bridge Studios and the set of Stargate: Atlantis.

**snippage**

Season Four of Stargate: Atlantis, currently shooting in Vancouver, promises to up the ante by introducing a powerful new race, welcoming new cast members and mourning the loss of some beloved friends.


**snippage**

SGFerrit
June 30th, 2007, 07:57 AM
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SGFerrit
June 30th, 2007, 07:57 AM
Here are some pics from one of the news agencies who got a behind the scenes tour of the set:

Link (http://http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1324379.php/Stills_from_our_exclusive_behind_the_scenes_set_visit_to_Stargate_Atlantis)

SGFerrit
June 30th, 2007, 08:06 AM
This one (http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2791&Itemid=99) has videos of the event

morjana
June 30th, 2007, 12:05 PM
SGA - Monsters & Critics: set visit to Stargate Atlantis:

From Monsters and Critics:

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1324379.php/Sti

(Please follow the link for the complete article and stills.)

Smallscreen News

Stills from our exclusive behind the scenes set visit to Stargate
Atlantis

By M&C Jun 30, 2007, 13:30 GMT

When a secret base abandoned by the Ancients — the original builders
of the stargates — is found buried in the ice of Antarctica, the
Stargate Atlantis team is recruited for the most daring stargate
mission yet: a one-way expedition to the distant Pegasus galaxy.


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There's a bit more news at Monster & Critics about SGA over in the "Flash Gordon" segment:

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/features/article_1324387.php/Video_Sci_Fis_Flash_Gordon_cast_exclusive_on_set_interviews


(A photo of Mars, David Hewlett's dog at the site.)

Stargate writers Paul Mullie and Joe Mallozzi joined David Hewlett and Rachel Luttrel as they answered questions while wrangling David Hewlett's (Dr. McKay) well-behaved dog Mars as he wandered in and out of the actual Stargate, which, by the way, is actual designed like a Murphy bed, it can lay flat into the floor behind it with special cut out panels for scene changes.

Stargate Writers Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie from Stargate were incredibly generous of their time. Pug loving Mallozzi is engaging and a great lunch date! read-Joe's-take-on-us

http://josephmallozzi.blogspot.com/2007/06/june-26-2007.html

prion
June 30th, 2007, 12:36 PM
[QUOTE=morjana;6838242]SGA - Monsters & Critics: set visit to Stargate Atlantis:

From Monsters and Critics:

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/news/article_1324379.php/Sti

Er, this was already posted (twice in fact) on the NEWS thread ;) Perhaps the mods will read their mail and consolidate them down before we get a fourth posting.... ;)

morjana
July 1st, 2007, 07:24 PM
SGA - the TV addict: Press Tour: STARGATE ATLANTIS:


From the TV addict:

http://thetvaddict.com/2007/07/01/sci-fi-digital-press-tour-stargate-atlantis/

One of the most interesting parts of theTVaddict.com’s recent SCI FI press tour was visiting the set of STARGATE ATLANTIS. Even with the show being on hiatus, a very pregnant Rachel Luttrell, a not so pregnant David Hewlett as well as show-runners Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie were kind enough to take an hour out of their day to talk to some very excited reporters.

[Video clip at the site.]

morjana
July 2nd, 2007, 10:25 AM
SGA - TV Squad: Sci Fi Digital Press Tour report, part two:


From TV Squad:

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/07/02/the-sci-fi-digital-press-tour-report-part-two/

(Please follow the link for the complete article. There are several photos at the site.)

The Sci Fi Digital Press Tour report, part two

Posted Jul 2nd 2007 10:03AM by Keith McDuffee

**snippage**

A tour of the sets of Stargate Atlantis

Once we got our feet wet with the tour of Eureka, people loosened up a bit more by the time we reached the Atlantis gate room set at Bridge Studios. Unlike the Eureka tour, we had our panel first (which you can see video of here and here). As you saw in the video, David Hewlett made mention of using Twitter, and since I was using Twitter myself all day to update readers on my whereabouts, I approached him after the panel to tell him what I was doing. Very cool guy, very much into the technology of blogging and twittering and whatnot. As far as I know he's subscribed to the TV Squad feed now, which I thought was very cool of him to do. I just hope I don't update too often and bug the **** out of him.

**snippage**

In some portions of the walls there were ladders which ran from the ceiling to the floor (there was a ceiling in this set), though these ladders only led to the ceiling and floor, with mirrors at the bottom and top to give the appearance that they lead beyond. They really need to keep those mirrors CLEAN. Of course many sets on all of these shows had ladders or stairs either leading to mirrors or to a wooden platform off-camera.

**snippage**


Val also described the new uniform for the team that she'd been working on, which she describes as sleeker and more tailored with simpler color contrasts, though they are based on the old uniforms due to how many they already have made. She also described the new off-world clothing they'd be wearing where, with the exception of Sheppard who would wear something more militaristic, would consist mostly of black leather.

When we broke for lunch, Dave Hewlett sat in and had lunch with us all, which I thought was very cool of him and also very cool of everyone there not to bother him.

**snippage**

morjana
July 2nd, 2007, 11:29 AM
SGA - Twitch: Stargate Atlantis set and panel Q&A review:

From Twitch:

http://www.twitchfilm.net/archives/010554.html

(Please follow the link for the complete article. Photos at the site. Please note that the author indicates he's never watched SGA, and has seen a modicum of SG1.)

July 02, 2007

SCI-FI Digital Media Press Tour: Stargate Atlantis set and panel Q&A review

**snippage**

One of the first questions was about the introduction of Amanda Tapping’s character, Samantha, from the original series to the Atlantis cast. Rachel said is has been an easy transition for her and she is all for more women. David has had previous experience with cross-over work on SG-1but said that the addition was good because it gives the show new tension between characters. And my understanding from what was said later in the Q&A is that his character, McKay, has a thing for Samantha. Joe said that the great thing about Samantha is that this character has the science background so she can balance McKay’s science lingo; her military background will come to play in off-world ventures; and her leadership skills will help her settle into the command roles nicely. You introduce a new character and you can explore other facets of your existing characters.

**snippage**

And what about character development in the new season, especially with additions to the cast? David spoke a lot about this. Now that the characters have been established you can begin to explore them more. There will be a lot of interaction between characters that would not have happened before. His character McKay has a scene with Ronon and that would not have happened before. And because of these changes to the season it has allowed them to explore the interaction between characters. Already into the new season and there are a lot of conversations that would not have occurred. When a show goes longer, the more you’re involved in it, the show takes on a life of its own. The changes can be traumatic but that sort of mimics life. Thing that happen you don’t necessarily love but that is part of the organic life of the show.

Posted by Mack at July 2, 2007 01:04 PM

morjana
July 2nd, 2007, 05:00 PM
SGA - Monsters & Critics: 'Stargate Atlantis' cast, plus Mallozzi-Mullie files:


From Monsters and Critics:

http://smallscreen.monstersandcritics.com/features/article_1325151.php/Video_Sci_Fis_Stargate_Atlantis_cast_plus_Mallozzi-Mullie_files

(Please follow the link for the complete article and video clips.)

Video: Sci Fi's 'Stargate Atlantis' cast, plus Mallozzi-Mullie files

By April MacIntyre Jul 2, 2007, 17:24 GMT

The Vancouver Sci Fi Digital Press tour took us to the Stargate, the infamous ring of intergalactic travel as we got to meet the cast and writers for the show.

**snippage&&

Season Four of Stargate: Atlantis is ramping up the drama by introducing a powerful new advanced race, welcoming new cast members and trying not to get bogged down by irate fans who want their old cast members back.

**snippage**

prion
July 3rd, 2007, 05:50 PM
TV.COM

http://www.tv.com/story/9814.html

this link - http://www.tv.com/story/9814.html?&page=3 - takes you to SGA page

excerpt:

Once a spin-off of a spin-off, Stargate Atlantis is now top dog of all the Stargate properties.

Sci-fi television shows are a hotbed of spin-offs, and one of the strongest spin-offs still going today is Stargate Atlantis. The show splintered from Stargate SG-1, which packed up its gear for good with a series finale earlier this year. Atlantis, which debuted in 2004, is continuing on even though its source material is done. Its set, called the Bridge Studio, served as the second stop of the tour.


*READ REST OF ARTICLE AT LINK ABOVE*

morjana
July 3rd, 2007, 11:47 PM
SGA - MediaBlvd Magazine: SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour:

From MediaBlvd Magazine:

http://www.mediablvd.com/magazine/Magazine-home/mbnews7224327327.html

Video from SCI FI's Digital Press Tour Panels

The SCI FI Channel held the first ever Digital Press Tour this past week, with 26 journalists representing 21 web sites in attendance. The panels consisted of set visits and panels with the celebrities, and the panels were definitely the highlight of the event. The sessions are presented in their entirety below. The movies are in .FLA format, the same format used by YouTube.com, but are served from the MediaBlvd servers, so are not limited to 10 minutes.


Stargate Atlantis:

Now that SG1 had ended it's run, Stargate Atlantis dominates the landscape at SCI FI. Questions to the panel centered heavilly on what elements of SG1 would be brought over, if any.

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Videos from Eureka, Battlestar Galatica and Flash Gordon are also available at the site.

prion
July 4th, 2007, 02:58 PM
Extensive listing of where to find links, photos and videos on this 'press tour' now up at

http://wraithfodder.livejournal.com/73659.html

prion
July 5th, 2007, 03:44 PM
http://www.ugo.com/ugo/html/article/?id=17491&sectionId=2 has just finished up a nice big report on Eureka, mentioning in that article that they were headed to the SGA next, so hopefully tomorrow (or next week) we'll get the lowdown on the SGA set.

morjana
July 6th, 2007, 11:01 AM
SGA - TV Squad: Digital Press Tour Recap:

From TV Squad:

http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/07/06/the-sci-fi-digital-press-tour-report-final-thoughts/

(Please follow the link for the complete recap.)

The Sci Fi Digital Press Tour report, final thoughts

Posted Jul 6th 2007 12:03PM by Keith McDuffee

Sick of me yet? Well don't worry, this the last post I've got for you about my trip ... probably. I felt it was right of me to conclude everything with some overall thoughts on the experience of visiting these sets, a quick rundown on what I've already posted (don't worry, it's just the links) and a consolidation of the images, including some new ones.

http://www.tvsquad.com/photos/sci-fi-digital-press-tour/

So, to start of, here's a quick rundown of what was already posted ...

The Sci Fi Digital Press Tour report


**snippage**

prion
July 11th, 2007, 05:56 AM
Although everybody else basically beat SciFi to the punch, here's their article from the press tour:

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=42390

Juily 11th
Producers: Give Atlantis A Chance

The executive producers of SCI FI Channel's original series Stargate Atlantis told reporters that the end of sister show Stargate SG-1 has allowed them to devote more resources and energy to the upcoming fourth season, but added that the renewed focus behind the scenes won't change the series in drastic ways.

"As far as changes behind the camera goes, there really haven't been any, really," executive producer Paul Mullie said in a press conference on the set in Vancouver, Canada. "I mean, except for me and [executive producer Joe Mallozzi] taking over. But it's not like we're coming in from outside. We've been working on SG-1 since season four, and we've been working on Atlantis from the beginning. All of our directors and all the other writers are the same. It's the same crew. It's very much, I think, a continuation. We didn't set out to change the show. We figured season four would just be, hopefully, ... an evolution, a continuation of what had already been set up. I don't think the fans will notice any big differences there. The big differences are the characters, the two new characters, and when they see them, I think they'll love them."

Some of the fans have been upset at the cast changes that have been announced, including (spoilers ahead!) the addition of SG-1 star Amanda Tapping as Col. Samantha Carter and the demotion of Torri Higginson, whose Dr. Elizabeth Weir ended up in a coma at the end of the third-season finale.

FULL ARTICLE AT LINK ABOVE

Actually, she was unconscious but nobody said coma, but it would stand to reason the writers would fall back on the all head trauma-coma thing ;)

the dancer of spaz
July 11th, 2007, 09:20 AM
Man, SciFi is really milking that Digital Press Tour for all it was worth. How many times are they going to repeat themselves? :S

prion
July 11th, 2007, 09:26 AM
Man, SciFi is really milking that Digital Press Tour for all it was worth. How many times are they going to repeat themselves? :S

Well, if it gives SGA some publicity, I'm all for it. It's not like they're doing much else for the show right now....

morjana
July 14th, 2007, 12:45 AM
SGA - Review of the SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour concept:


From the Marketing Road Blog:

http://getgood.typepad.com/getgood_strategic_marketi/2007/07/sci-fi-channel-.html

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Jul 12, 2007

Sci Fi Channel boldly goes where no network has gone before: the Digital Press Tour

Star Trek, x5. Battlestar Galactica, x2. Babylon 5. Farscape. Firefly. Dr. Who, x10 (Doctors that is). V. Red Dwarf. Blake's 7. Lexx. Andromeda. Stargate SG1. Stargate Atlantis. Buffy. Angel. Lost.

No TV fan is more loyal, more devoted than the science fiction/fantasy fan. So loyal in fact that many of them start Web sites and blogs devoted to covering their favorite shows and favorite genre. And not just fan sites and spoiler sites. News sites that rival the mainstream media for their depth and breadth of coverage.

But quite often, these sites find it difficult to get access to the TV shows and stars they cover.

Until the Sci Fi Channel boldly went where no network has gone before and invited the digital press to Vancouver, where many of the network's shows are filmed, for a special press tour.

I'm one of the sci fi fans who regularly reads these online sites for the latest news, and spoilers, from my favorite shows. I've also been covering the topic of blogger relations quite heavily here on the Roadmap so this story is kind of a dream come true. Or at least a two-fer.

**major snippage**

Bottom line: I was impressed by Sci Fi's digital press tour and hope the network continues, as it has promised, to reach out to the online media. Hhmm, maybe I should start a science fiction blog in time for the Battlestar premiere in January 2008.....

prion
July 14th, 2007, 03:45 PM
http://www.syfyportal.com/news423888.html has an article on season 4 of SGA in regards to the digital press tour.

morjana
July 18th, 2007, 05:25 PM
SGA - IGN: Video - Part One of Set Tour:

Hmmm. IGN waits until July 18 to post the SGA video from the SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour...and then apparently can't be bothered to write an article to go along with the video.

Well...I guess I won't be visiting their web site in the future, if that's the attitude they're going to take.

In any case, part one of the SGA set tour is available for download, formatted in either Windows Media 8 or QuickTime 5, or you can watch it at the site, in either hi-res or low-res Windows Media

StarGate Atlantis On-Set Panel Video part 1 (July 18, 2007)

http://media.tv.ign.com/media/826/826553/vids_1.html

Other SGA clips available at the site include:

"First Strike" Clip (June 21, 2007)
"The Ark" Clip (May 16, 2007)
"Tao of Rodney" Clip (May 3, 2007)
"Irresponsible" Clip (April 26, 2007)
"Echoes" Recap (April 19, 2007)
"The Return Pt.2" Clip (April 11, 2007)

prion
July 18th, 2007, 06:27 PM
SGA - IGN: Video - Part One of Set Tour:

Hmmm. IGN waits until July 18 to post the SGA video from the SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour...and then apparently can't be bothered to write an article to go along with the video.

Well...I guess I won't be visiting their web site in the future, if that's the attitude they're going to take.

In any case, part one of the SGA set tour is available for download, formatted in either Windows Media 8 or QuickTime 5, or you can watch it at the site, in either hi-res or low-res Windows Media

StarGate Atlantis On-Set Panel Video part 1 (July 18, 2007)

http://media.tv.ign.com/media/826/826553/vids_1.html



well it's better than one site that actually had the audacity to say if you wanted to see the pictures and report, you had to make a donation ($) to the site. I mean, did Skiffy even screen the 'reporters'??

morjana
July 19th, 2007, 12:06 AM
SGA - IGN: Video - Part One of Set Tour:

Hmmm. IGN waits until July 18 to post the SGA video from the SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour...and then apparently can't be bothered to write an article to go along with the video.



Yup, broke my own rule (don't type while irate), and now I have to repent...My apologies to IGN, they DID write an article about the SGA set visit:

http://tv.ign.com/articles/806/806082p1.html?RSSwhen2007-07-18_170000&RSSid=806082

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Stargate Atlantis Set Visit, Part 1

At the site of the Stargate itself, we talk to the stars and producers about the upcoming Season 4.

by Eric Goldman

July 18, 2007 - Recently, IGN was part of a very special opportunity given to a group of online press to visit the set of SCI FI Channel's Stargate Atlantis. Now in production for Season 4, the series is going into its first year on its own, as the series that begat it, Stargate SG-1, has concluded.

**snippage**

We'll be presenting the Q&A with the cast in two portions. In this first part, among other topics, the Atlantis group talks about what it's like having Amanda Tapping make the leap from SG-1 to their show for the coming season; we learn how the show had to deal with working Luttrell's current pregnancy into the production of Season 4; Mallozzi and Mullie talk about their new positions as showrunners on Atlantis and what changes that may or may not cause for the series; and the producers talk about how much SG1 mythology might make its way onto Atlantis.


Click here to watch part 1 of the Stargate: Atlantis set visit cast Q&A!

http://media.tv.ign.com/media/826/826553/vids_1.html

morjana
July 19th, 2007, 02:46 PM
SGA - IGN: Set Visit Video Part Two:


From IGN:

Part Two of the Video from the set visit from the SciFi Channel Digital Press Tour is available. Again, this is formatted in both Windows Media and QuickTime, is available for download, or you may view at the site:

http://media.tv.ign.com/media/826/826553/vids_1.html?RSSwhen2007-07-19_110700&RSSid=806412

or

http://tinyurl.com/224ceo