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The cast and crew of Stargate Universe have much to be proud of after the series received nine nominations for the 25th Gemini Awards.The Gemini awards, of-course, are the annual television broadcasting awards for the Canadian film and television industry
The series’ most notable nominations include the nomination for Best Dramatic series, in which the series has competition from other shows such as Flashpoint Durham County, Republic of Doyles and Tudors.
Lead actor Robert Carlyle , who plays Dr. Nicholas Rush, was nominated for the Best Actor in a Dramatic series award for his outstanding performance in the episode,Human. Meanwhile, Actor Louis Ferreira, who portrays Colonel Everett Young, was also nominated for the same award for his performance in the mid season parter, Justice. As for director nominations, Andy Makita was bestowed the nomination of Best Directing in Dramatic series for his work on the series premiere, Air Part 1.
Further nominations for Stargate Universe have been placed below, as seen on Gateworld.
Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series
Jim Menard – “Light”
Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series
Rick Martin – “Human”
Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
Kelly Cole, Jay Cheetham, Kirby Jinnah, Bill Mellow, Patrick Ramsay, Steve Smith, Joe Watts, Matt Wilson – Air Part 1
Best Visual Effects
Mark Savela, Brenda Campbell, Shannon Gurney, Vivian Jim, Andrew Karr, Michael Lowes, Kodie MacKenzie, Krista McLean, Alec MClymont, Craig Vandenbiggelaar – “Air, Part 1″
Best Original Music Score for a Program or Series
Joel Goldsmith – “Light”
The 25th Gemini Awards Ceremony will be hosted by the Industry Gala Presentations from Tuesday, November 2 2010- Wednesday, November 3 2010 at the Kool Haus Entertainment Complex in Toronto.The broadcast gala will also be streamed live on November 13 2010 on Global and Showcase.
Congratulations are extended to the cast and crew of Stargate Universe for this notable set of achievements!
UPDATE -It was revealed in the San Diego Comic Con that the two Atlantis guest stars scheduled to appear in the fifteenth episode of Stargate Universe’s second season, Seizure are David Hewlett and Robert Picardo who will reprise in their roles as Dr. Rodney McKay and Richard Woolsey respectively. A further overview will be posted shortly.
Producer, Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog that two cast members from Stargate Atlantis will guest star in their respective roles in a crossover for the 15th episode of Stargate Universe’s second season entitled, Seizure. There is no word yet on exactly which characters will be reappearing.
As a result of these appearances, Mallozzi indicated that slight changes will be made to the script of he impending Stargate Atlantis film, Stargate Extinction. ““There was a reluctance to move ahead with an SGA crossover, particularly on my part,” Mallozzi said, “because the feeling was it would step on the timing of the SGA movie, Stargate: Extinction, the events of which directly [followed] the Atlantis series finale, ‘Enemy At the Gate .’But given the delay on the movie front and the idea premise pitched out by Remi Aubuchon and Brad Wright, it was decided to go ahead with the crossover. Not a big deal, but it will require some changes to the Stargate: Extinction timeline which, in turn, will beg a host of questions, some of which will be answered in episode #15, some of which won’t … at least not right away.” To see a list of these hosts of questions, head over to Mallozzi’s blog.
Mallozzi has since repeatedly asserted that the involvement of Atlantis characters will not affect the core conflict of the film. He specifically indicated that “The changes made to the script will have to do with the timing of events (essentially the set-up) and won’t influence the heart of the story”. Essentially, the appearances will help provide certain details regarding the aftermath of the series finale of Stargate Atlantis, Enemy At the Gate which will in turn require the script to be altered in a way so that such details are not repeatedly conveyed and that the storyline remains true to the timeline. Having the Stargate Extinction storyline occur after the appearances on Stargate Universe would therefore not contradict with any of the circumstances or situations surrounding the characters’ appearances in the series and the situation on Atlantis as the film would take place afterwards.
We look forward to seeing the Atlantis cast members reprise in their roles in Stargate Universe and we strongly hope that we will eventually have the opportunity to revisit the characters of Atlantis in greater detail through Stargate Extinction.
Which Atlantis characters do you think will appear in Stargate Universe?How would you like to see them involved?What are your thoughts on the timeline change for Stargate Extinction? Share your thought with us in the comments section.
Indeed Disney Pixar brings Toy Story back to the big screen today after 11 years of absence with the new Toy Story 3. Be sure to read the official description and watch the official trailer for the film below. Toy Story 3 is now playing in a theatre near you!
The creators of the beloved ‘Toy Story’ films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in ‘Toy Story 3.’ Woody and Buzz had accepted that their owner Andy would grow up someday, but what happens when that day arrives? In the third installment, Andy is preparing to depart for college, leaving his loyal toys troubled about their uncertain future. Lee Unkrich (co-director of ‘Toy Story 2′ and ‘Finding Nemo’) directs this highly anticipated film, and Michael Arndt, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ brings his unique talents and comedic sensibilities to the proceedings. Toy Story 3 will be presented in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.
Directed by Lee Unkrich and starring the voice talents of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, John Morris, Laurie Metcalf, R. Lee Ermey, Jodi Benson, Ned Beatty, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Whoopi Goldberg and Michael Keaton.
Will you be watching Toy Story 3 at your local cinema? Are you excited? What are your hopes for the film?Drop us a line in the comments section!
Indeed the inaugural season of Stargate Universe’s first season concludes tonight with the action packed finale, Incursion Part. 2 Take a look at the decription for the episode directly below and discuss the show as it airs live on SyFy at 9:00pm eastern standard time.
A derailed attempt by the Lucian Alliance to seize control of Destiny culminates in hostages and casualties on both sides. With a tense stand-off between Colonel Young and his brutal adversary, Commander Kiva the Destiny starts having ship-wide power blackouts. To make matters worse, Dr. Rush concludes that these power fluctuations are being caused by deadly bursts of radiation from a binary pulsar that will in a short while cause the shields to fail and kill all aboard the ship.
While the standoff plays out, Eli helps an injured Chloe as they try to make their way back from a remote section of the ship.[ SyFy]
Discuss the season finale as it airs live in the comments section below.We look forward to sharing our thoughts with you!
With LOST just having ended last week,it seems appropriate to have this month’s Science Fact of the Month tie into the series. We will therefore be covering electromagnetism
The basic premise of electrical magnetism is that electricity is being transported through a wire . By being transported through a wire, a magnetic shield is created in the surrounding area.
Some examples of objects created by electromagnetism include tape drives, speakers, motors, e.tc.
It should be noted that virtually all movement/ actions are due to electromagnetic forces which react on charged protons and electrons.Remember, that this also includes the pushing and pulling effects when an object is being moved.
As LOST viewers are aware, the original Oceanic flight 815 crashed due to a spike of electromagnetism which was not contained as the hatch responsible for doing so was not being monitored by its keeper, Desmond Humes.Take a look at the scene of the crash directly below.
In honour of the series finale of LOST , we have posted the complete 1 hour special of Jimmy Kimmel Live:Aloha To LOST.Enjoy!
Episode Description :A celebration of “Lost” features appearances by the show’s cast, including Matthew Fox, Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Jorge Garcia and Evangeline Lilly, and a look at alternate endings from producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.[ TV Guide]
What did you think of the show? Did you enjoy it? What is your view on what cast and producers said? What are your thoughts on the alternate endings? Sound off in the comments section below!
Indeed tonight marks the series finale of LOST! We look forward to seeing which questions will be answered as well as the fate of the beloved characters as the mysterious series will unravel its thrilling conclusion.
Special thanks are extended to all readers of the community who have visited our LOST News post during the past 2 seasons of LOST. I have truly enjoyed providing coverage and posting the latest content on the series for the fandom.I hope you have found that our site has played a useful role in providing you with the ultimate final season coverage.We look forward to providing coverage on the series finale and the afternmath of the serries following the conclusion.
As apart of our celebration for the series finale we will be hosting a live discussion on the finmale as it airs live on ABC . Start discussing from 9:00pm-11:30pm eastern standard time on our LOST Current Information post [ see home page]We hope you will take part in the discussion!
Thanks again for being apart of our community throughout our coverage of LOST. Indeed your involvement is cwhat has permitted LOST to become a central aspect of our site.Enjoy the finale!
Happy Birthday to Us! Today this weblog turns 2 years old!
It was two years ago today I decided to start this weblog. I am pleased that we have had another successful year of operation in which the site has crossed many milestones. I had no idea when I started this weblog that I would still be doing it two years later . This site means a lot to me and it has truly been a rewarding experience. I would have never imagined that this site would be such a large place which covers a wide range of subject matter for thousands of readers each month. Thank you for supporting us through your visits and participation in the community. Indeed without dedicated readers, a site has no meaning or future.
Over the past year the site has grown immensely. We welcomed over 36 000 readers in our second year- which is three times more than the 12 000 readers who visited us in our first year. We have welcomed dozens of wonderful more regulars to the community and have had an increase in discussion throughout the site. We have affiliated with various other sites including LOST fan site, LOST Media and MSG Network’s LOST Hub Page. Back in March, we launched ourFacebook page which readers can use to follow the blog and related announcements .We enhanced reader – management communication in April by adding Meebo to our sidebar. Readers can now chat with management in real-time about any issues with the site . I would also like to thank Editors Nisreen O’Neill and Zaynab Karimjee for their continuous work in the site over the past year.
Over the past year we provided coverage on the first half of Stargate Universe, provided extensive coverage on LOST as the show progresses in its sixth and final season and provided coverage on the fourth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie . We also had a central focus on the coverage and discussion of the upcoming Stargate Films which have been placed on hold by MGM. We continued to explore the world of Science by continuing our regular Science Fact of the Month feature which provided overview on various scientific issues. During our second year, we provided Muslim readers with up to date information on the dates of both Eid Ul Fitr and Eid Al Adha. Together we celebrated these occasions and remembered their significance. We also continued to post great deal of subject matter pertaining to the environment.
What plans do we have for year #3?Our third year in operation promises to be the most eventful one. After two successful years on WordPress, we are excited to reveal that we will moving to a self hosted site in June. Details regarding the movement will be provided shortly .At our new website we will continue providing coverage of our current subject matter and have great opportunities to expand the community .
Before we leave , we will be having a central focus on LOST with tributes, coverage , a special surprise and discussion as the series comes to a close. At our new site we will launch coverage on a few more Science Fiction series including, Smallville as the show enters in tenth and final season, and resume our coverage of Stargate Universe as the show approaches the end of its inaugural season . Furthermore, we will providing all of the latest developments regarding Little Mosque on the Prairie’s exciting fifth season and stream all episodes from the coming season. Be sure to expect coverage on a few games shows including the popular, Deal or No Deal .We will also be having some special new regular features which will be introduced next month. We also, generally, intend on posting more frequently. We hope that as a much larger self hosted site we can attract more readers and use a wider range of technological applications.
Thank you for being apart of our community and helping make the past year a blast! We look forward to another spectacular year where we work with readers to make our new site the best it can be!
Stargate SG1:Children of the Gods Final Cut
A new Stargate movie is expected to be ready for release by December 2008, however the final release date is strongly up to MGM Studios.Although not a lot of information has revealed about the film, it has been noted that the movie is a stand alone version of the pilot episode of Stargate SG1, Children of the Gods.The film is expected to have less nudity, a more modern and developed story script and higher visual effects.According to Stargate creator/producer,Robert C Cooper, the executive staff members have realized that they could have done a better job on the pilot.The movie will be seven minutes shorter than the original version which is currently available on DVD and occasionally shown on a variety of channels on a international basis, including The Science Fiction Channel and the Space Channel
Update:The film was released on July 21 2009 for residents of the USA and Canada while UKresidents were able to purchase the film on July 27 2009.Australian residents were able to purchase the film as of August 4 2009.The cost of the film is $26.98[USA].The feature will also contain an audio commentary from Stargate co creator, Robert C Cooper and Stargate SG1 star of the feature, Richard Dean Anderson[Jack O'Neill] A bonus featurette classified as”Children of the Gods: Back to the Beginning” has been added as a special feature.The revised version has been dedicated to actor Don S Davis[General Hammond] who passed away during the end of June 2008 after suffering a serious heart attack.Take a look at the cover art of the film directly below and be sure to purchase your copy today!
- Cover art for the box set of the revised version of the Stargate SG1 pilot, Stargate SG1 Children of the Gods Final Cut
In honour of the release of Stargate SG1 Children of the Gods Final Cut, the Stargate studio has released a portion of the special feature, Back to the Beginning .Be sure to take a look at the portion directly below and purchase your copy of the feature today!
Watch the complete final episode of Kyle XY below.Enjoy!
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