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David Hewlett takes over the geeks

Before you non-Stargate fans start mocking, you might want to take another look at what David Hewlett (Rodney McKay) is up to these days. I think he’s trying to become Joss Whedon, or something, and take over the geeks.

In a long-delayed update to his site, David confirms the following geek-inspired projects in the works:

  • Starcrossed – A comedy series pilot for SciFi that pokes fun at making sci-fi series
  • Design of the Dead – A new film that crosses zombies and home design shows (I know a few CJers who would like this one)
  • Heir of the Dog – A sequel to A Dog’s Breakfast. We’ll see how many more Vancouver-area sci-fi actors he can talk into appearing, this time.

Speaking of A Dog’s Breakfast, there are finally a few international release dates for that one. So check his latest blog to see if your country is there, yet.

For the Gate geeks, he reports that he’s quite happy with how Season 5 looks, so far. Although the battle of the multi-colored scripts rages on. (I forsee a scene in Starcrossed!)

Starcrossed On The Way!

The “sci-fi soap opera” Starcrossed, introduced by Stargate actor David Hewlett in his movie A Dog’s Breakfast, is being eyed by SciFi as a new comedy series.

David announced on his blog that SciFi is reviewing their proposal for a series of mini-webisodes that will help to determine whether or not there’s a market for Starcrossed to become an actual TV series that pokes fun at the process of making a sci-fi show.

I’m sure there is much to mock!

Gate Round-Up

Have I mentioned, lately, that the new season of Stargate Atlantis starts up this Friday on SciFi? I have? Just wanted to make sure.

In anticipation of this event, there is tons of Stargate news to be had. Please don’t let that deluge keep you from tuning in on Friday, though. I’d like a Season 5, please, and the first few episodes’ ratings apparently will make it or break it.

The highlights:
- GateWorld interviews Jewel Staite who really hopes the fans will give her a chance as she’s friends with Paul McGillion and didn’t think she was replacing him.
- Rachel Luttrell is pretty happy with Teyla’s storyline in Season 4
- The men rejoice, Kari Wuhrer has been cast in an upcoming episode
- Michael Shanks didn’t manage to completely avoid the cold while filming the upcoming Stargate movies. Plus playing with real F-15′s. It doesn’t suck to be an actor

Stargate actors are doing things outside the series, as well:
- Richard Dean Anderson will be hosting the Dublin release of Halo 3. Okay.
- David Hewlett‘s movie A Dog’s Breakfast managed to crack the Top 100 on Amazon. Plus now, there’s a soundtrack! Still no Hewlett 2.0, though.
- And there’s still time to bid on a duffle bag signed by the SG-1 cast to benefit an Atlantis crew member’s son. Too late to bid? You can still make donations.

Zombies Meet HGTV

Giant Magazine interviewed David Hewlett for the release of A Dog’s Breakfast, which come out this week on DVD in the US and Canada.

In the interview, David reveals that his next film is called Design of the Dead. A home renovation team not only revives a house, but the zombies inside it, as well.

That will give a new spin to the home improvement show!

A Dog’s Chat

David Hewlett has announced that he will be attempting a simul-chat for his movie A Dog’s Breakfast on Friday, August 3rd. (ADB is the film starring and made by many Stargate cast and crew.)

Fans who have downloaded the film will all press play at the same time and the chatting will ensue, with fans having the chance to ask questions as they go along.

(You might also want to check out David’s blog if you’d like to know when all the Stargate Atlantis stuff is happening at ComicCon.)

ADB is AOK, now

Big surprise. Amazon jumped the gun on premiering David Hewlett‘s movie A Dog’s Breakfast. (I know. You’re shocked!) However, all has been straightened out.

You can continue to pre-order the DVD from Amazon (although you can now do so officially)
And if you just can’t wait, you can download it from Amazon Unbox or iTunes.

And good news for non-US audiences. The international release will be the first quarter of 2008.

I’ve been lucky enough to see this film. You will be giggling for days. (And if you’re not a Gate Geek, don’t run away. This has nothing to do with Stargate, except for the cast and crew. And there’s a great sci-fi spoof in it that every genre fan can appreciate.)

A Dog’s DVD

A Dog’s Breakfast is the much buzzed-about “what I did on my winter hiatus” film from Stargate Atlantis actor David Hewlett.

It was filmed using cast, crew and even sets from the Stargate franchise and has been earning additional showings and awards at many film festivals over the past year.

MGM has finally announced a September 18th release date for the DVD.

I went ahead and bought the download and found it beyond funny. If you enjoy British comedies, you’ll enjoy this one.

New Sci-Fi Comedy by David Hewlett

Yes. I’ve been a bit heavy on the David Hewlett news, lately. But he’s a busy guy!

In his upcoming movie A Dog’s Breakfast, Hewlett included a sub-plot about a fictional (and horrendously over-acted) sci-fi soap opera called Starcrossed. The clip on YouTube got such a reaction, that he has now been asked to develop a comedy for Sci-Fi Channel based on the behind-the-scenes antics of a sci-fi show.

We’ll let you know where to send the get well cards after he collapses from exhaustion.

Happiness for Stargate Fans?

There has been much turmoil and angst, lately, amongst the Stargate fans with the news of SG-1′s cancellation and casting changes for Atlantis.

But David Hewlett has hinted in an e-mail interview about his upcoming film A Dog’s Breakfast that there could be joy around the corner:

“There’s also a TV project that the Stargate fans are going to get a huge kick out of. Look for that to be announced any day now!”

Could there be joy in the Pegasus Galaxy?