I’m not sure what the female fan’s reaction will be to Joe Flanigan’s opinion on what attracts women to the hero (second video in). He raises an interesting point, though. And Kate Mulgrew has some interesting comments about the difference between the male and female Starship captains. Worth checking out.
Stargate Universe is back tonight with the episode “Light.” (As opposed to last week’s episode, “Darkness.” Seeing a pattern?)
Ratings were down 14%, but it was considered to be okay as it was in competition with baseball and a new horror film. We’ll see if they’ll still be happy if the ratings are that way this week; although I think there’s more baseball. Still, November will be critical as Dollhouse will be off the air. I think they’ll be expected to gather some eyes from that audience.
At any rate, one of the more interesting parts of SGU are the Kino diaries. The Official Site is now starting to post them.
In other Stargate news, Atlantis won two Gemini Awards. One for makeup in the episode “Vegas,” and the other for writing in “The Shrine.” (One of my favorite episodes ever.) SG1 alum Amanda Tapping’s series Sanctuary won for VFX.
And don’t forget that the Children of the Gods – Final Cut will be released on July 21st in the US. (Although if they really cut out Sam’s Best Line Ever, I’ll be very sad. “Just because my reproductive organs are on the inside…”)
I really need to do these more often. Lots of news flying, these days.
Prepare to be astounded. Stargate Universe is going to feature an openly gay character for the first time; in addition to being “dark and edgy.” (The cast does not appear to be as dark and edgy, though. If you’re not already following them, cast members David Blue and Brian Jacob Smith have been Twittering up a storm and seem like a lot of fun.)
So this gay thing is not entirely new. It has already been said that at least one of the Atlantis characters was gay, but they never put it on screen. And there may be others.
Maybe they’ll do that in the “some day soon” version of the Atlantis movie? (Joe Mallozzi has been working on the script.) But apparently MGM is being a bit wishy-washy about the timing for this and the next SG1 project.
In spend-some-money news, there is a preview of the Teal’c animated maquette on i09 that is entirely too cute. (Words rarely associated with Teal’c.)
There has been much angst and gnashing of teeth about the lack of movement on the promised Stargate Atlantis movie. Producer Joe Mallozzi vaguely tries to reassure fans that these things take time in this wacky business and they haven’t forgotten about us. Maybe in the fall?
Speaking of Stargate movies, Stargate Continuum racked up 11 Leo Award nominations! And the above-mentioned Stargate Atlantis? Sixteen. (Okay, so Leo’s are a kinda local thing to the Vancouver area, but still nice to have kudos.)
In other fun Stargate-related news, Amanda Tapping continues to show that she is one of the nicest people in show business by offering up some really cool auction items to benefit a Vancouver-area school.
And the charming Cliff Simon (Ba’al) talks with GateWorld about Stargate and his ongoing interest in helping people get their brains going.