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Posts Tagged ‘Ming Na’

Stargate Universe’s Alliances Drops Ratings To A Series Low

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 @ 09:03 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Indeed, Stargate Universe’s ratings drop to a new low with the recent episode, Alliances, which aired on Monday, March 21  at 10:00pm on Syfy,  having earned a rating of 814, 000 viewers.

The series, which is currently   airing its final episodes, given that  it was cancelled  by Syfy in December,  had a 0.4 million viewership in the 18 -49 demographic. This is a 12 percent decrease from  the rating’s of the previous week’s episode, Twin Destinies.

SGU’S predecessor series, Being Human, which airs at 9:00pm on Mondays, attracted 1.195 million viewers, which suffered a greater loss than Stargate in contrast to its previous week’s viewership,  earning a 13 % decrease in ratings.

Ratings for other networks,  in the 10:00pm time slot for Monday, March 21 2011, have been noted in the chart below.

Program Network Rating
Castle ABC 12.3 million
Hawaii 50 CBS 10 million
Harry’s Law NBC 8.43 million

What are your thoughts on SGU’s decreased ratings? Do you think Being Human’s lower ratings have impacted SGU? What were your thoughts in  Alliances  and  how does this viewpoint connect to the lower rating, if at all? Could SGU’S  fate as a series, which is to end on a cliffhanger ,be impacting its  viewership in  the final episodes? Sound off in the comments section, below.

Sneak Peak at SGU’S Alliances

Sunday, March 20, 2011 @ 05:03 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Take a read through, below for  a brief except and promotional features  for the upcoming episode of Stargate Universe, Alliances. Be sure to tune in for the episode on Monday, March 21 2011 at 10:00pm eastern standard time on Syfy

:Senator Michaels and Dr. Andrew Covel visit Destiny to analyze Rush’s data; an alien ship crashes into Homeworld Command, endangering Greer and Wray.Kathleen Quinlan as Sen. MichaeFrench Stewart as Dr. Andrew Coven[TV Guide]

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Which aspect  of the episode are you the most excited for?What, in the promotional features intrigued you the most? Do you have any speculations  or thoughts on how the episode will/ should develop and how these may possibly affect the direction of the final episodes?Sound off in the comments section , below!

 

SGU InnerSpace Live Event – Review

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 @ 09:12 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 Indeed we were at the Inner Space SGU Live event, which took place on Friday, November 12   in Toronto and are now  here  bring you the highlights

 The exciting event began with lead actor, Robert Carlyle who  commented on the developments of his character. Carlyle commented on how , although Rush would have liked for the discovery of the bridge to remain a secret from the fellow crew members, he believes that ultimately Rush’s goal is to ascend. Carlyle adds that  this is because Rush does not have anything left behind in this world and this  option, of pursuing higher power would be the most likely option for him.

Carlyle also commented on producing his first episode, Pathogen. He said he thought it was appropriate  that he was assigned to direct this episode as he could work at helping to convey  the emotions in the character relationships which needed to be strongly featured ,between Eli Wallace and his mother as well Camille Wray and her girlfriend, Sharon.

 Actor Louis  Ferria also appeared on the show. The actor  recalled his  initial interactions with lead actor, Robert Carlyle commenting on the humorous  miscommunications  between them, due to  Carlyle’s accent. He then commented on how he was proud that both he and Carlyle were  like the mother and father of the cast as a result of   their  distinguished careers.

When asked about the possibility of how the ship may have given TJ the visions of her baby being safe similar to the way in which it gave visions to Colonel Young, actress Alaina Huffman had some interesting insights. She  said that the characters often have two lives aboard the ship – their personal lives and work lives. For TJ, this difference has been blurred and given the amount of stress she was under for her responsibilities as medic, the ship just may have given her these visions as a way for her to move forward.

 Actor, Brian J Smith was asked why his character, Lt Mathew Scott did not take the chance to rise up the  ranks in the recent episode, Trial and Error.  Smith gave some great insights on this saying that it would have been  both selfish and stupid for Scott do this. The information we had was that Destiny needed Young, said Smith and the ship shut down because of him. Scott did what he had to, by getting Young back up as  leader.

 Actor Jamil Walker Smith was also asked about her character. After having the chance to joke with Innerspace host , Teddy Wilson about whether or not he would use the strength of Greer to  defend him, Smith offered some insightful l comments on  playing the role of Greer. He particularly  commented on how the crew has been  on  Destiny for an extended period of time and  Greer is therefore  showing more of his personality as opposed to just displaying the traits of a warrior.  When he told Smith that he was slowly coming around to his character, the actor responded by saying that now that they have been on the ship  for sometime we are able to see the military  show more of their personal lives aboard of the ships and that we can therefore see Greer’s lighter side.

Actor David Blue  and Elyse Levesque made a comment on how they were dating. It was, however,  unclear  to many if they were joking or not, when actress Ming Na added that  all three of them were dating!

 Actress  Elyse Levesque  gave her opinions on how Chloe was taking the current issue of mutation. She indicated that she is happy with how her character has greatly developed in the series 1.5 seasons. She notes that Chloe  feels “alienated”[ laughs at the pun!] behaves very maturely about her situation, by accepting it. The actress reports, how it is a very  mature response given the extraordinary events which are happening to her and in  contrast to the what the character’s previous reaction would have been.

 When asked about  portraying her character, Ming Na indicated that it was one of the most challenging roles she ever played. She noted that when fans come up to her and tell her  that they love to hate her  character’s she feels as though she has done her job well. The actress , however, added that she loves how Camille is such a complex character and  because of her many layers , her intentions are often misunderstood. Na also stated that despite Camille’s many vulnerabilities, she does have to wear   a mask which is quite different from that of the military personal, but this is slowly being taken off as time aboard the ship progresses for those on board.

Actress Julia Benson had the chance to comment  on her role as  Lt, Venessa James.She noted that she was pleased with how  her character had developed. 

Actress, Jennifer Spence , who plays  the intelligent, Lisa Park  was asked about her  character’s romance with Jamil Walker ‘s character, Ronald Greer. She simply responded jokingly, indicating that she does not know if Greer is capable of  intense  romance but she is sure that Jamil is [ although not from any personal experience, of course!]She then added that the audience would have to wait and see what develops from this relationship.

  Actor  Patrick Gilmore ,who plays Volker said he  always wanted a love interest for his character. Wright was quick to suggest that this would not happen.

Producers, Brad Wright and Robert C Cooper also had the chance to exclusively  discuss SGU on the show. The two discussed issues regarding the serialized nature of the series . Wright indicated that they to tend to have a general idea of what is going to happen as the start of each half of the season as  the seasons are shown in television into two halves. However, Wright adds that, this is not only from a production perspective but also from a storytelling one in that they what to know  where the storyline will end up at the end  off each half, so that  each episode can be used to help reach this outcome. They also discussed  how in Science Fiction in any concept, to which there is merit, can be considered  for the series.

 When  Teddy Wilson ,discussed the Gemini nominations with the producers, they both indicated that they were happy that not only was this a Canadian series that was doing so well, but also that it is a science fiction series. Copper, specifically noted that this was because of the fact that although other genres such as  comedy had their own categories in the ceremonies, Sci Fi did not. For Stargate to be  one of the shows acknowledged, spoke volumes about the series.

 Cooper , who was stepping back from the franchise after 17 years  left fans with a farewell message. He indicated that while it was ideal to have such a great cast and crew to work  with, one does not enter the industry to work in the same thing  for 17  years. He wants to explore other opportunities, but noted that he has not completely stepped back from the production  and he is as much of a fan as anybody who was gathered in the massive  studio audience.

The event ended with a sneak peak at the next week’s episode of Stargate Universe followed by a autograph session with the main cast members[ excluding Robert Carlyle]For a view at our cast  photograph, please visit  the home page at www.abbaskarimjeeweblog.com. Be sure to let  us know what you think of the photo!

 Also, we are proud to inform readers that the cast of Stargate Universe were invited to our blog by senior producer of Canada AM, Tina Dengrez. Thank you to Tina for supporting our blog and for working with us to promote the event on Canada AM.We  sincerely hope  that all of the cast members enjoy this blog and are impressed by the community.

Autographed Photo of The Cast of Stargate Universe

Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 03:11 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Indeed when we were at the recent SGU Live:InnerSpace Event, we had the opportunity to have a official cast photo autographed by SGU actors, Brian J Smith[ Lt Matthew Scott],Alaina Huffman[ Lt. Tamara Johansen], David Blue[Eli Wallace], Elyse Levesque [ Chloe Armstrong],Jamil Walker  Smith,[ Sargeant Ronald Greer] Louis  Ferreira[ Colonel Everett Young]and Ming Na[ Camille Wray].Take a look at this photo directly below and tell us what you think!

Watch the SGU Cast on Canada AM

Saturday, November 13, 2010 @ 09:11 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Indeed   the cast and crew  of  Stargate Universe appeared on  CTV’S Canada  AM   this past Friday.  During the appearance, they discussed the latest gemini nominations  which the series received, their experience in playing their roles and the success of  Stargate Universe, the growing Sci Fi genre and also fielded  some  online fan questions. Among the  few questions that were fielded,my question to actor David Blue[ Eli Wallace] , was answered by the actor himself. Be sure to watch it all in the complete   interview below and  stay tuned on the blog , throughout the next couple of days as we will have reports and a autographed  cast photo  from both  the Canada AM event  and  the SGU – InnerSpace event.

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What are your thoughts on the video and particularly to Blue’s answer to my question?Did you have another favourite part?Sound off in the comments section!

 

Meet The Whole Cast of SGU on Canada AM

Monday, November 1, 2010 @ 05:11 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

We are passing this message on behalf of our friends at CTV Network. The Canadian network will be having the entire SGU cast  appear  live on the Canada AM show on Friday, November 12 2010  for a meet and greet with fans . The cast will appear on the show from 8:30am -9:00am.

 If you  live in the GTA and would like to attend with a friend, please e-mail  senior producer  of Canada AM , Tina Daenzer at amsoundstage@ctv.ca 

  Participants will  also  be provided with the chance to  send in their questions for the cast  to answer and it would be greatly appreciated that  those attending dress up as their favorite SGU character.

  We look forward to seeing you there!

Episode Descriptions of Stargate Universe’s Upcoming Episodes

Sunday, September 19, 2010 @ 10:09 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

SyFy has released detailed descriptions for the initial three episodes of    Stargate Universe’s impending  second season.  Take a look at the descriptions  below and  be sure to watch  the season  two premiere of Stargate Universe on September 28  on SyFy.

Readers are advised that the network’s descriptions contain significant spoilers  for the episodes. Should you wish to refrain from  obtaining such details, please do not read further. 

Intervention[ 201]

Colonel Young and most of his military personnel are held at gunpoint by the Lucian Alliance. While Dannic has no hesitations to kill them, he is convinced by Varro to leave them on the nearest planet. Shortly after arrival the Destiny crew find themselves joined by Varro and those of his men now deemed as traitors by Dannic. When a deadly electrical storm begins to brew, all must work together to find safe shelter and survive.

Meanwhile Dr. Rush, Brody, Chloe and Eli have sealed themselves off in the hydroponics lab and have managed to obtain some control of the ships power. Dr. Rush conceives a risky plan to force Dannic and the Lucians to surrender by draining the power from most of the ships shields killing anyone outside hydroponics by radiation. Not willing to give up, Dannic locks into a standoff with Rush knowing his plan will also kill those members left aboard not protected by the lab. Chloe and Eli plead with Rush to think of Lt. Johansen who’s trapped in the infirmary recovering.

 

Aftermath -   202

Still recovering his battered body, an exhausted Dr. Rush manages to unlock the master code to the ship’s bridge. There he finds a planet within range that seems viable but for some unknown reason, has been locked out of Destiny‘s controls. Its Stargate also appears to be non-functioning. With the need for food and water becoming dire, he decides to override the ships controls and have a crew shuttle to the planet in the hopes of finding much needed supplies.

After conducting interviews with some of the Lucian’s, Camile Wray argues a number of the prisoners can be trusted and may even be helpful. Col. Young not ready to trust any of them has his suspicions confirmed when the Lucians stage an attack on their military detail. For Col. Young the only solution is to leave them all at the next habitable planet.

Lt. Scott flying the team to the planet by shuttle encounters violent turbulence and must come in for a crash landing. With crew badly injured and the shuttle unable to fly, they must find the malfunctioning Stargate before the Destiny jumps back to F.T.L.

Awakening –  Episode 203

The Destiny is set on a collision course with a ship of similar ancient design found floating in space. Panic turns to wonder as the ships dock with each other. With data streaming in they learn they have come upon one of the  Stargate seeding ships that the Ancients  sent out ahead of the Destiny.

Col. Young dispatches a team to investigate while setting Dr. Rush and Eli to analyze the flood of new data. Once aboard the Seeder Ship, Lt.Scott and his team discover that it might hold the energy to power the Stargate for a connection back to Earth.

Realizing this might be the key to getting home  Col. Telford  convinces Young to let him join the team aboard the mysterious ship. But just as the energy transfer is underway they discover there’s more aboard the ship than just power.

 What are your thoughts on the  descriptions?Which  one  intrigued you the most? Do you  have speculations  for  any of the episodes?   Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.