Listed below the cut are all the links I’ve culled, so far, on Stargate Atlantis’ presence at Comic-Con. I did this last year, so figured, might as well it again since I’m searching for the stuff for myself J
There are some SG1/Continuum links as well, as the press covered it more than SGA (darn darn darn). Mind you, this list isn’t everything as stuff pops up on the web all the time, and wait, the con isn’t even over yet, so folks still have to post photos (we can hope). Anyway, here’s the start.
COMIC CON SGA videos
#1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWIUn2eu8A8
#2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTTkfUZtpK0
#3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-kyolCVhNo
COMIC CON photo links
The Stargate booth
Stargate Atlantis series 3 DST action figures
SG Worlds MMO
Stargate Continuum hi-rez shots
More pictures from Comic Con!
Claudia Black (maybe another con? Was she at CC?)
Purple SciFi booth
The Stargate booth and fans
Costumes on fans
NOTE: Just snatched quotes from LJs, blogs and articles, so click on links for full text.
We said our "Hellos" to the Stargate Worlds team. Chatted with Josh
Drescher and Eugene Evans at the Warhammer Online display and then
headed out to hang with the SOE team at the DC Universe Online
soiree. Eventually the DC Online team got sick of us and sent us
packing back to our hotel. Michael Sun will be joining us on our
adventures today. Maybe we can even get him on camera! Just a heads
up for those of you who will be viewing me in our videos. They say
the camera adds 10 pounds. There are usually 10 cameras pointed at
me, so you do the math.
What's up today? We have appointments to see Stargate Worlds, Spore,
Warhammer Online, Fusion Fall and Freaky Creatures. I'm not sure just
yet which of those I'll be responsible for writing, but whoever it is
will be disappointed. Tough luck gents. You can't all have Phil or
Jeff write your articles.
We've taken some video from Preview Night here at Comic-Con, and
while it's not spectacular, it's still pretty awesome!
We have a few seconds from the Stargate Worlds trailer, and some
never before seen DC Universe Online video!
Okay. Those of you who read this blog know I'm a Stargate fan. A
huge, stinkin', Stargate fan. So guess what I got a chance to do last
night? Guess what I did that blew my mind?
I worked the red carpet premiere of the Stargate: Continuum.
As in, I was there, less than a foot from Richard Dean Anderson. Ben
Browder. Michael Shanks. Robert Picardo. Christopher Judge.
And Amanda Tapping talked to me.
….also attended the world premiere of Stargate: Continuum aboard the
decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Midway. There's nothing like
watching a big movie on a drive-in sized screen, on a flight deck
loaded with fighter jets, with the San Diego skyline as your
backdrop. Beau Bridges, Richard Dean Anderson, and many past and
current Stargate cast and crew were in attendance. And for someone
with very little exposure to the Stargate franchise (beyond the
feature film), Continuum is a surprisingly accessible and engaging
adventure, loaded with humor and in-jokes for the fans. This time
travel tale puts a whole new spin on things, as Carter (Amanda
Tapping), Jackson (Michael Shanks), and Mitchell (Ben Browder) must
survive an alternate timeline while finding a way to restore their
own. Sure, there are some plot holes and cheesy special effects, but
the film — written by Brad Wright and directed by Martin Wood — is
well crafted and well executed. Continuum comes to DVD on Tuesday
(Jul 29) and we'll have a full review for you that day over at DVD
Stargate Worlds' starting strong at Comic Con.
Comic Con is the center of attention this week, and Stargate Worlds
is making a strong showing. In case you missed it, check out this
morning's Loading... for a recap of the fun from yesterday, including
a visit with Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment and Firesky (developer
and publisher of Stargate Worlds respectively). One of the main
attractions for the Ten Ton Hammer crew was SGW and you will
definitely want to watch the Stargate Worlds Video walk through.
Adding to the feet-on-the-street coverage, one of Stargate's own
Chris Klug is offering up his Comic Con Dev Blog for Ten Ton Hammer.
In the middle of the stargate panelset right now. Richard dean
anderson was really fun, althought he seemed a litle confused. it was
his first con, we tried to go easy on him.
atlantis is nxt. I'm lokng forwad to seeing pcardo and jewel
Fox and MGM threw a party on the U.S.S. Midway, docked in the San
Diego marina. Surrounded by Navy planes, the cast of Stargate:
Continuum (available on DVD and BluRay, July 29) were joined by the
filmmakers and select Stargate Atlantis cast members for a red carpet
event and special hi-def screening of the new film on the deck of the
What was reiterated by many of the cast members, including Amanda
Tapping, Richard Dean Anderson and Christopher Judge, was how much
like a family they considered everyone on the show. It was like a
mini-reunion with Tapping almost tearing up at the fact that they
were all gathered together again.
Richard Dean Anderson, who played Jack O'Neill on Stargate SG-1 for
eight years, dodged through the press line, ready to speak with the
online folks as much as the broadcast journalists. Very cool of him.
He explained how he jumped at the chance to reprise his role in
Continuum because of its historic shoot in the Arctic
NICE PICTURES on this article
With the release of "Stargate: Continuum" just days away, MGM already
is talking with executive producer Brad Wright about keeping the
direct-to-DVD movie franchise going.
"We might be making another movie," Wright told a packed crowd at
Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday. "MGM has suggest we
start thinking about that and start putting a story together, and
that's what we're doing right now."
But not just a movie ... it seems that MGM is confident SciFi Channel
or some television outlet will pick up the previously announced third
series "Stargate: Universe" as well.
The panel comes a day after "Continuum" premiered on an aircraft
carrier in San Diego that included some of Friday's panelists like
Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge and a rare
convention appearance by Richard Dean Anderson.
"What I am real happy about with 'Continuum,' doing a series for 10
years like we did year after year is get everybody back," Wright
said. "It felt good to have everybody back."
"Continuum" is the second direct-to-DVD movie the Stargate franchise
has released this year, and it included a bit of filming in the
Arctic that included subzero temperatures at minus 50 degrees.
"The whole experience, the Cessna that takes you two hours over the
frozen ocean, Ben [Browder] and I giggling and sliding down the ice
and making snow angels, we looked like we were 6 years old," said
Tapping, who plays Samantha Carter in the film.
A very short clip from Stargate Worlds
Richard Dean Anderson interviewed by Barbara Vey
Stargate SG-1 fans got a double-thrill at Friday's Comic-Con series
of panels with a panel that included both Michael Shanks (often a
convention no-show) and Richard Dean Anderson (back for the Continuum
movie). Laughs took the place of any real news, though a video
tribute to late cast member Don S. Davis briefly choked up the
The good spirits continued through to the Stargate Atlantis panel.
Details about the new season were few and far between, but attendees
did learn Robert Picardo was working hard to replace Amanda Tapping;
Joe Flanigan found solace on the show after personal problems; and
Jewel Staite is tired of being kidnapped in the woods.
The Stargate universe also got a little bigger. Oh, sure, SG-1 is
still gone, but the reception to that team's Continuum movie means
more may be coming. Plus, the proposed new series Stargate Universe
was talked up as being conceptually closer to reality, and attendees
got a sneak peek at the "Stargate Worlds" massively multiplayer
More notes from the day's events:
SG-1 star Christopher Judge was fired from the new season of 24 for
not coming across as African enough. For those not in the know: Judge
is a towering African-American with a voice like James Earl Jones.
Staite on the differences between Atlantis and Firefly: "There's a
lot less 'shiny' in [Atlantis]. I miss my 'shiny.'"
Shanks will guest on Atlantis during a mid-season two-parter.
The SG-1 pilot "Children of the Gods" has been re-editing and remixed
for Blu-Ray DVD.
Attending this panel: Brad Wright, Martin Wood, richard Dean
Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Ben Browder, Michael Shanks, Christopher
Judge and Beau Bridges.
First we were shown a trailer for the new movie. Nothing new, but
with the impressive acoustics of the room, the symphonies from the
episode were impressive.
Amanda Tapping's hair looks a bit different, as you can see in the
gallery. This is due to her role in the new Sci Fi show, Sanctuary.
The group went right on to attendee questions. First up: What is
everyone doing now? RDA was hilarious throughout the panel, and I
can't touch on everything he said without making this a 5,000-word
article. Seriously, the man is brilliant. Anyway, he said currently
They are currently eight episodes of 13 into filming Sanctuary.
Michael Shanks is going to appear in several episodes of Burn Notice,
which was mentioned before elsewhere.
Being a huge Stargate SG-1 fan, it was quite an honor to have the
opportunity to attend the premiere of the upcoming direct to DVD
movie Stargate: Continuum. I'm still enough of a fanboy to geek out
at the opportunity to meet the actors from one of my all time
favorite TV series… PLUS I'm happy to report that the movie was
excellent! Far better than the previous SG-1 DVD film Stargate: The
Ark of Truth
This panel was a follow up to the premiere of Stargate Continuum the night
As the Stargate SG-1 cast came in and were introduced, everyone applauded
wildly - but by far the big fan favorite (judging by how deaf I went from the
cheers) was Christopher Judge, hands down, for this Stargate Continuum forum.
The Second Annual Scribe Awards
The Second Annual Scribe Awards, presented by the International
Association of Media Tie-in Writers, acknowledges and celebrates
excellence in licensed tie-in writing—novels based on TV shows,
movies, and games. We are proud to announce this year's nominees for
the Scribe Award.
BEST SPECULATIVE ORIGINAL
LAST DAYS OF KRYPTON by Kevin J. Anderson
STARGATE ATLANTIS: CASUALTIES OF WAR by Elizabeth Christensen
STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION - Q&A by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Elizabeth Christensen won this award at Comic Con this year
The main news for SG-1 is that both a third movie and Stargate
Universe are in development. That doesn't mean either one has been
green-lighted, but MGM has authorized Wright to work on them,
especially the third movie. Note this differs from previous stories
saying there would either be two more SG1 movies OR Stargate
Universe, but not both. Perhaps it will be one of each. In any case
Brad is starting to work on a story for the third movie.
The Stargate Worlds panel was next, hosted by the Cheyenne Mountain
guys. Brad Wright participated too. I don't pretend to understand all
the lingo, like PvP, PvE, spawning, or arenas versus battlefields.
What I got out of the panel very strongly was that the creators are
really trying to make the game accessible to all Stargate fans
regardless of previous gaming experience. There will be many modes of
play from solo to team, from fighting to physics to archeology. There
will be social networking aspects as well. Reviewers have said the
game is like the 4th generation of on-line role-playing games, and
goes beyond World of Warcraft in that it takes the social networking
to the next level.
Answering about the future of the show on Sci Fi, Chris Sanagustin
assured the audience that Atlantis will continue, if not as a series
than in TV movies. This seemed a very diplomatic answer and did not
exactly impart warm fuzzies about the prospect for a 6th season of
Some more LJ Squee – cute Joe Flanigan faces
The End, for now. If you have any links, particularly LJ reports, feel free to add them to the comments section below. Thanks!