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    http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2008/02/...ays-cuts-back/

    February 3rd 2008

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    There will be an addition to the Atlantis SG Team named Captain Alison Parker. She is military, tough and ready for action, but frustrated over Colonel Carter’s slowness in making her a permanent part of the team. That will change quickly after the first episode.

    One of sci-fi fans favorite actresses, Kari Wuhrer (”Sliders”) appeared in Season 4 in the episode “Outcast” (air date Feb. 1, 2008) as Homeland Security agent Nancy Sheppard (Lt. Col. John Sheppard’s ex-wife). It has been rumored that she may be back for a few episodes next season as well.

    Michael, everybody’s favorite Wraith (Connor Trinnear of “Star Trek: Enterprise”), will have a very significant storyline in Season 5, as well as more concentration of Ronon’s (Jason Moma) untold story. The show will also get to see a lot more from recurring characters like Major Evan Lorne (Kavan Smith) and Dr. Katie Brown (Brenda James), Rodney McKay’s (David Hewlett) love interest.

    The Season 4 finale titled “The Last Man” is scheduled to air on March 7, 2008. The first episode for Season 5, written by Martin Gero, is called “Search and Rescue” and should start shooting in just a couple of weeks. The SCI FI Channel has yet to announce the official start date for Season 5.


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    meh

    Part 2 coming very soon!! (this is a fic btw, not the Fandemonium novel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by prion View Post
    http://www.sliceofscifi.com/2008/02/...ays-cuts-back/

    February 3rd 2008

    excerpt:

    There will be an addition to the Atlantis SG Team named Captain Alison Parker. She is military, tough and ready for action, but frustrated over Colonel Carter’s slowness in making her a permanent part of the team. That will change quickly after the first episode.

    One of sci-fi fans favorite actresses, Kari Wuhrer (”Sliders”) appeared in Season 4 in the episode “Outcast” (air date Feb. 1, 2008) as Homeland Security agent Nancy Sheppard (Lt. Col. John Sheppard’s ex-wife). It has been rumored that she may be back for a few episodes next season as well.

    Michael, everybody’s favorite Wraith (Connor Trinnear of “Star Trek: Enterprise”), will have a very significant storyline in Season 5, as well as more concentration of Ronon’s (Jason Moma) untold story. The show will also get to see a lot more from recurring characters like Major Evan Lorne (Kavan Smith) and Dr. Katie Brown (Brenda James), Rodney McKay’s (David Hewlett) love interest.

    The Season 4 finale titled “The Last Man” is scheduled to air on March 7, 2008. The first episode for Season 5, written by Martin Gero, is called “Search and Rescue” and should start shooting in just a couple of weeks. The SCI FI Channel has yet to announce the official start date for Season 5.


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    With the bit about Teyla, I'd say that pretty much confirms that Alison Porter/Parker takes her position in the team for the first half, before Rachel returns full-time in the back half, and then it may be a five 'man' team. "tough and ready for action". Good

    I'm happy that Michael is going to have a significant arc, I guessed it from the fact that he is in The Kindred, TLM and S&R.

    I was VERY suprised to see that they want Brenda James back for some more eps, I thought that had been put to bed!

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    Nothing we don't already know. I kind of figured Teyla/Rachel was going to take it easy in the beginning of Season 5, because of the baby. Can't blame TPTB on that one. Damn Rachel for having a baby and starting a family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Briangate78 View Post
    Nothing we don't already know.
    Didn't know Shep's wife was being lined up to return for more eps, or that Brenda James is still part of the show, or that Alison is joining Shep's team.



    That is, of course, if the article is actually right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGFerrit View Post
    Didn't know Shep's wife was being lined up to return for more eps, or that Brenda James is still part of the show, or that Alison is joining Shep's team.



    That is, of course, if the article is actually right.
    the press is so... even the New York Times screws up these days, and since this isn't earth-shattering news, who knows. But, figured a thread to compile all season five news will cut down on the clutter of folks making a thread for every single article.

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    Yeah...there are a lot of "rumor has it..." stuff in that article.

    Still, I like what I'm seeing. More Michael + Ronon stories + Nancy's return = happiness for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PG15 View Post
    Yeah...there are a lot of "rumor has it..." stuff in that article.

    Still, I like what I'm seeing. More Michael + Ronon stories + Nancy's return = happiness for me!
    I feel the same. I won't mind if Carter and Teyla became only recurring stars and Alison Porter will be a new regular.

    But the most important is next to the cast changes, that they have to write better and bigger stories for season 5. I would like to not feel again that they wasted screen time for stupid or weak stand alones again.
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    I want no new characters

    Except maybe Shep's ex...I liked her

    Part 2 coming very soon!! (this is a fic btw, not the Fandemonium novel)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueKay View Post
    I want no new characters

    Except maybe Shep's ex...I liked her
    She didn't do much for me; maybe cuz Kari W never did much for me when she was on Sliders... but I hope if Michael is brought back, it's done sparingly, only becuase I really don't a villain/nemesis of the week. Unless of course they finally kill him (and hopefully, not like they weakly dispatched Kolya in the-episode-that-shall-not-be-named)

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    Quote Originally Posted by prion View Post
    But, figured a thread to compile all season five news will cut down on the clutter of folks making a thread for every single article.
    Yep, good idea.

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    Might as well just add this one (relevant portion bolded)

    http://nbcumv.com/scifi/release_deta...nnelfinds.html

    SCI FI CHANNEL FINDS 'SANCTUARY'
    Published: January 31, 2008

    Orders Full Season of New Live- Action/CGI Scripted Drama

    NEW YORK -- January 31, 2008 -- The SCI FI Channel has ordered a full 13-episode season of the new original, scripted drama series Sanctuary, it was announced today by Mark Stern, Executive Vice President of Original Programming. Sanctuary is the first television series using live-action actors against mostly virtual sets and makes the leap to television from the Internet where it began as the World's first high-definition sci-fi Web series.

    In the one-hour drama, Amanda Tapping (Stargate's Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) stars as the enigmatic Dr. Helen Magnus who, along with her young protégé, Will Zimmerman, played by Robin Dunne (Dawson's Creek, Species 3), are on a quest to track down, aid and protect all manner of strange creatures that walk the earth. The show's sets are 90% CGI and shot in the same cutting-edge style as the feature films 300 and Sin City. Sanctuary creator, Damian Kindler (Stargate SG-1) and producer/director Martin Wood (Stargate Atlantis) are Executive Producers. Tapping and Sam Egan (Jeremiah, The Outer Limits, Masters of Science Fiction) also serve as Executive Producers. In addition to her producing and starring turns on Sanctuary, Amanda Tapping will also make guest appearances on several episodes of SCI FI Channel's Stargate Atlantis during its 5th season.

    "'Sanctuary' promises to be a totally fresh television viewing experience," said Stern. "This stylistic approach to 'virtual sets' has proven hugely popular on the big screen, and we have been looking for a chance to use it on a television series. We've worked with Damian, Martin, Amanda, and Sam on numerous projects in the past, and think they are the perfect team to tackle something this ambitious."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGFerrit View Post
    I was VERY suprised to see that they want Brenda James back for some more eps, I thought that had been put to bed!
    Huh, that's interesting. I thought that storyline was gone, too. But given what Mallozzi said they wanted to do with Rodney and Katie for season 4,
    Spoiler:
    that the two of them were going to have a baby, only Rachel beat them to it,
    I can see TPTB trying to have that happen in season 5.

    Maybe Katie will get some pointers from the team on how to handle Rodney, because she sure didn't know what to do in "Quarantine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by watcher652 View Post
    Huh, that's interesting. I thought that storyline was gone, too. But given what Mallozzi said they wanted to do with Rodney and Katie for season 4,
    Spoiler:
    that the two of them were going to have a baby, only Rachel beat them to it,
    I can see TPTB trying to have that happen in season 5.

    Maybe Katie will get some pointers from the team on how to handle Rodney, because she sure didn't know what to do in "Quarantine."
    Spoiler:
    Rodney having sex he's too nervous to even talk to Katie

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    Katie was an annoying character, so I hope she won't return. Sorry shippers.
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    http://www.nbcumv.com/scifi/release_...39schoice.html

    PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER 'STARGATE ATLANTIS' BEGINS PRODUCTION ON SEASON 5
    Published: February 5, 2008

    Robert Picardo To Join Cast
    Show Will Hit 100th Episode This Season


    SCI FI Channel's recent People's Choice Award winner, Stargate Atlantis, will begin production later this month on its fifth original season. The new 20-episode season will include the series' benchmark 100th episode. Produced and distributed by MGM Television, Stargate Atlantis is filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

    As Atlantis speeds toward its centennial episode, the Stargate universe promises new and surprising developments. The status quo is shaken following the events of season 4 (currently airing on SCI FI, Friday nights at 10pm) – some cherished friends are lost, others are found. New alliances are forged while new races are introduced.

    Robert Picardo, whom Stargate fans will recognize as International Oversight Committee rep "Richard Woolsey," joins the Stargate Atlantis cast this season as Woolsey assumes command of the Atlantis expedition. The team, led by Lt. Colonel Sheppard (Joe Flanigan), Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett), Teyla (Rachel Luttrell), Ronon (Jason Momoa) and Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite), must adjust to his unique leadership style.

    Fan favorite Paul McGillion, will return for five episodes to reprise his role as the beloved "Dr. Carson Beckett." Amanda Tapping ("Colonel Samantha Carter"), who remains a fixture of the Stargate universe, will appear as a special guest star in several episodes this season and Stargate SG-1 star Michael Shanks ("Dr. Daniel Jackson") will appear as a special guest in episodes as well.

    Stargate Atlantis follows the adventures of an intrepid team of military and civilian explorers who travel the distant Pegasus galaxy by means of a Stargate, a portal created long ago by a highly advanced alien civilization called the Ancients. In their never-ending quest to seek out other technologies left behind by the Ancients, the Atlantis team encounters alien cultures – some friend, some foe.

    The series is executive produced by Brad Wright, Robert Cooper, Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie, Carl Binder, and Martin Gero. Mallozzi and Mullie share the reins as showrunners.

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., Ventanazul, MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching approximately 120 countries and territories around the world. MGM ownership is currently as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), Texas Pacific Group (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgmchannel.com

    SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com <http://www.scifi.com>) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 93 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

    Discussion thread for this press release at
    http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=51093

    There are more articles on this in the press, but all are nothing more than reworks of the above press release so far.

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    This reporter has always been good to Stargate

    http://www.multichannel.com/blog/130...520021352.html

    SCI FI Announces Major Cast Changes for Stargate Atlantis Season 5
    February 5, 2008


    Excerpt:

    As Stargate Atlantis begins production on its fifth season later this month, SCI FI Channel just announced major cast changes.

    Amanda Tapping leaves the show to star in her own production, the on-line series Sanctuary recently picked-up for broadcast by SCI FI.

    ………………..

    And here's some news that will have quite a few fans squeeing. Per the press release: "Fan favorite Paul McGillion, will return for five episodes to reprise his role as the beloved 'Dr. Carson Beckett.'" Yeessssssss!

    Fans campaigned hard for his reinstatement. (Click here for their website, savecarsonbeckett.com.) Of course, we'd like to see more of Paul but thank you SCI FI and producers for paying attention to the fans.

    Amanda Tapping ("Colonel Samantha Carter") will guest in several episodes and, states the press release, "Stargate SG-1 star Michael Shanks ("Dr. Daniel Jackson") will appear as a special guest in episodes as well."

    So, Daniel comes to Atlantis. Finally! This topped the wish list of many Stargate fans. And that's "episodes" with an "s." (This Shanks fan hang-out, Michael Shanks On-Line, is now his official website.)

    It certainly looks like SCI FI is reading the fannish tea leaves and casting accordingly.

    The Atlantis production is not encumbered by the writers' strike. The series is shot in Vancouver and the writers and hyphenate producers are reportedly members of the WGC (Writers Guild of Canada) and not the WGA. (A report on the topic can be found here on another Stargate fansite called Solutions.)
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    http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune....s-your-fa.html

    Originally posted: February 8, 2008

    When is your favorite show coming back? Check out the list below

    If the Hollywood writers' strike isn't over by the time you read this, the odds are it will be history soon.

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    Sci Fi

    “Battlestar Galactica” returns in early April with the first 10 episodes of its 20-episode final season. Once the strike ends, Sci Fi hopes to begin shooting the last 10 episodes as soon as possible.

    “Doctor Who’s” fourth season will begin airing in April.

    The “Doctor Who” spinoff “The Sarah Jane Adventures” will debut in April.
    “Eureka” will return, but no date has been set.

    “Stargate Atlantis” is airing Season 4 episodes. Production begins Feb. 19 on Season 5, but no return date has been set.

    A new series, “Sanctuary” (which began as an online show), goes into production in March and will debut in the summer or fall.

    FULL ARTICLE AT URL ABOVE

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