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Happy 30th Birthday, Cory Monteith!

5/11/2012 8:46am EDT
Cory  Monteith
He may play high school hottie Finn in "Glee," but Cory Monteith is no teenager. The baby faced actor turns 30 today.

The Canadian-born star started his acting career by appearing in several TV episodes, including "Stargate: Atlantis," "Supernatural," and "Kyle XY." He also had small roles in the films "Final Destination 3" and "Deck the Halls."

He got his big break starring in the hugely popular FOX series about a high school glee club. He is currently dating his co-star Lea Michele.

Fun facts about Cory: He's 6-foot, three-inches tall. He worked at Walmart as a people greeter. He is t...

'Stargate Atlantis' Movie Shelved 'Indefinitely'

1/2/2011 4:15pm EST
Stargate Atlantis
A planned big screen adaption of Stargate Atlantis has been shelved "indefinitely" following the cancellation of sci-fi TV show Stargate Universe earlier this month.

The series, a spin-off from popular 1994 film Stargate, will come to an end in the spring, and the axing of the show appears to have put plans for a movie on hold.

TV show Stargate Atlantis aired from 2004 to 2009.

In a post on his blog, executive producer Joe Mallozzi reveals, "I'm sorry to say, but the cancellation puts the brakes on whatever progress the SGA movie had made in the past month.

"Contrary to what some may th...

Two Sci-Fi Shows We Can't Wait For This Fall: 'V' & 'FlashForward'

7/9/2009 10:08am EDT
Science fiction has taken somewhat of an upward turn in recent years, becoming attractive to more than the small cultish fan groups and growing to the universal mainstream.

With the success of shows like "Lost," "Fringe," "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica" and "X-Files," sci-fi is steadily becoming worth investing in by the bigger networks.

Starting in the fall, ABC is releasing two new big sci-fi shows to the mainstream to see if we have a taste for it, and if you're any kind of sci-fi fan at all, these are the new shows you should be looking forward to.


Although an exact da...

New TV On DVD, June 30

6/30/2009 8:00am EDT
Eastbound & Down
A big league relief pitcher returns home to Shelby County, NC, following a spectacular career flame out, accepting a job as a substitute gym teacher in HBO's Eastbound & Down. Season one is now available. Also on DVD: Entourage season 5, Parker Lewis Can't Lose season 1, Secret Diary of a Call Girl season 2, and Stargate Atlantis season 5.

Best Space Movies

6/12/2009 9:53am EDT
The subject of space is a difficult one in terms of selecting films. Qualifying elements are somewhat subjective. Does the film have to take place in space? Must it include aliens? Does a mere reference to space, or different planets, make it a "space" film? In short, is it merely a subgenre of science fiction? Space and science fiction, while not mutually exclusive, can occur without the other.

In celebration of the release of one of the newest and most promising space films, Moon, check out a brief list of our favorite space films. What you will find below is a mix of films t...

Explore The Lost City In The Final Season Of 'Stargate: Atlantis', On DVD June 30

6/3/2009 3:22pm EDT
Stargate: Atlantis
Travel through the Stargate as the ultimate and final season of the adrenaline-driven, intriguing space drama, Stargate: Atlantis Season Five arrives as a five-disc DVD collection June 30 from MGM Home Entertainment.

From award-winning Executive Producers Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, the fifth and final season continues to deliver out-of-this world excitement and amazing adventures with exceptional visuals chronicling the voyage of the Atlantis team in the Pegasus galaxy. Members of the Atlantis expedition encounter new challenges, as Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo; "Star Trek: V...

TV Shows With The Craziest Fans

3/12/2009 10:23am EDT
If you've ever been to Comic-Con, the names on this list should come as no surprise. These are the truly dedicated, those who don't hesitate to dress up as their favorite characters, debate for hours on the Internet with faceless strangers over continuity issues, or mail random objects to studio heads when their shows are threatened with cancellation. There's something about sci-fi in particular that seems to encourage its followers to take action. Is it devotion or obsession? Does it matter? Below are just a few of televisions brightest that have inspired some intense fan followings:


Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na & More To Star In 'SGU: Stargate Universe'

2/25/2009 2:12pm EST
Lou Diamond Phillips
SCI FI Channel has confirmed Lou Diamond Phillips, Ming-Na, Elyse Levesque and Alaina Huffman as cast members of the highly anticipated new original series "SGU: Stargate Universe," which began production last week in Vancouver. They join the previously announced stars Robert Carlyle, Justin Louis, David Blue, Jamil Walker Smith and Brian J. Smith in the latest adventure of the Stargate franchise produced by MGM television.

Edgier and younger in tone, SGU will take the franchise in a dynamic new direction, appealing to longtime Stargate fans and first-time viewers alike. The series is ...

Lisa Bonet Baby's Unusual Name Explained

1/12/2009 9:09am EST
Lisa Bonet
Actress Lisa Bonet new baby's unusual name was inspired by the stormy weather the night the tot was born.

Bonet and her native Hawaiian husband Jason Momoa welcomed their second child, son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, on December 15th. And the couple paid tribute to Momoa's heritage by giving their new baby a Hawaiian name.

Momoa's mother writes on her son's official website, "He was born on the stormiest (sic), rainy night. Nakoa (meaning warrior)… Mana (strength/spirit), Kaua (rain), po (dark)... The (first) name was always going to be Nakoa-Wolf." The name Namakaeha...

Review: 'Stargate SG-1' & 'Battlestar Galactica' At Comic Con

8/4/2008 9:11am EDT
Stargate SG-1
"Stargate SG-1" is one of the most successful science fiction series of all time, stretching over various different industries: movie, television, book, and toy. There are some that claim it has surpassed even "Star Trek" in popularity. Based off the movie "Stargate," it boasted five seasons on Showtime and the remaining five seasons on the Sci-Fi Channel. It spawned one spin off series "Stargate Atlantis" and now two made-for-tv movies. The newest one, "Stargate Continuum" was released on July 29, just a few days after the San Diego Comic Con in which it was premiered and given its own pan...

'Stargate: Atlantis' Season Four Lands On DVD July 8; Win A Copy!

7/4/2008 12:00pm EDT
Stargate: Atlantis
Explore the limits of an uncharted galaxy when Stargate: Atlantis Season Four plunges onto DVD July 8, 2008 from MGM Home Entertainment. Created from the legacy of Stargate SG-1, the longest-running, scripted, made-for television science fiction series in U.S. broadcasting history, Stargate: Atlantis recently received the 2008 People's Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi Television Series. In Season Four, SG-1's Award- Winning star Amanda Tapping crosses over as the new leader, joining the Atlantis cast as television's favorite astrophysicist Commander Sama...

NBC Storms Comic-Con 2008 With 'Heroes,' 'Battlestar Galactica,' & Much More

6/30/2008 1:55pm EDT
NBC Universal will be decked out in full force at Comic-Con 2008 with individual panels for the starring casts of "Heroes," "Battlestar Galactica," "Knight Rider," "Chuck," "Kings," "Stargate Atlantis," "Ghost Hunters," "Eureka," the writers from the hit series, "The Office" with series star Rainn Wilson as moderator.

Executive producer Jason Smilovic from the new NBC drama "My Own Worst Enemy" and executive producer Ron Moore for Universal Media Studios' FOX pilot "Virtuality" will participate on the TV Guide "Hot List" panel, while "Chuck" executive producer Josh Schwartz ("Gossip ...

Summer TV Preview: Forget the Beach, Cable Is The Place To Be

5/30/2008 8:30am EDT
Law and Order CI
While the cable networks still lag far behind the broadcast networks in the ratings department (well, four of them anyway), they have made great strides in terms of matching, and often times exceeding, the big dogs when it comes to quality original programming.

At no time of the year is this trend more evident than in the summer. While the broadcast networks are unsurprisingly going with a bevy of unscripted fare (including entirely too many reality competition shows), the cable networks are once again proving to be the place to turn for quality, original, SCRIPTED programming.


'Stargate Infinity' The Complete Series Is On DVD

5/27/2008 6:30pm EDT
Stargate: Infinity
A generation after the SGC first stepped through the alien device known as the Stargate, the universe has become a much different place. The war with the evil parasitic Goa'uld is won. The once top-secret Stargate Command and its work have been declassified, and beings from other worlds are living and working among us.

But now there's a new threat from a warrior race known as the Tlak'kahn, and when SGC veteran Major Gus Bonner is convicted of a war crime he didn't commit, he must lead a group of young SGC cadets through the Stargate to protect the life of an Ancient from their hostile...

'Stargate Atlantis' To Begin Production On Season 5

2/5/2008 1:17pm EST
Stargate Atlantis
SCI FI Channel's Stargate Atlantis will begin production later this month on its fifth original season. The new 20-episode season will include the series' benchmark 100th episode. Produced and distributed by MGM Television, "Stargate Atlantis" is filmed in Vancouver, Canada.

As Atlantis speeds toward its centennial episode, the Stargate universe promises new and surprising developments. The status quo is shaken following the events of season four (currently airing on SCI FI, Friday nights at 10 p.m.) some cherished friends are lost, others are found. New alliances are forged while new ...

Starpulse Names The Best Sci-Fi On TV

11/6/2007 10:38am EST
While most of us might enjoy watching a good primetime drama show like "Law & Order," "CSI" or "Grey's Anatomy" we cannot forget that there are also some amazing sci-fi shows currently playing on television.

Current Sci-Fi

One of those wonders is "Stargate Atlantis" (Sci-Fi channel, Friday 10/9central) which is a spin off of "Stargate SG-1." The show has run for four seasons and has been renewed for yet another thrilling fifth season. As the team of explorers gets used to their new leader Col. Samantha Carter, who has been reassigned from "SG-1," we also see them in continued tur...

'Stargate Atlantis' Is Renewed

10/25/2007 9:00am EDT
Stargate Atlantis
SCI FI Channel has renewed its hit original series Stargate Atlantis for an all-new 20-episode fifth season. One of television's most action-packed adventure hours, Atlantis' success continues the legacy of one of television's most successful franchises.

The show's sister series, Stargate SG-1, ran for a record-breaking 10 consecutive seasons unprecedented for any sci-fi series.

Produced and distributed by MGM Television, Stargate Atlantis is set to resume production in early 2008.

Big Screen To Little Screen: Some Series Shine Will Others Fail

10/22/2007 12:56pm EDT
Often we don’t realize that our favorite TV shows began as vehicles on the big screen. Many of television’s best programs started that way. Then again, so did some of the worst.

In 1974, Ellen Burstyn starred in the Oscar awarded Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The movie was such a success that it was turned into “Alice,” complete with Vic Tayback as Mel. Unfortunately, it was Polly Holiday who made the sitcom a success. By the time she left the show and was replaced in 1980 by the original Flo, Diane Ladd, the damage had already been done. The series soon met its demise.

In 1992...

New TV On DVD, Sept. 18

9/18/2007 8:00am EDT
Brothers & Sisters
In Brothers & Sisters, after their father dies five siblings find out that underneath the idyllic family facade lie many secrets that threaten to either tear the family apart or bring them closer together. Season 1 is now on DVD. Also in stores: season 2 of Ghost Whisperer, season 3 of Boston Legal and Stargate Atlantis, season 6 of Smallville, season 7 of Married... With Children, and season 9 of Everybody Loves Raymond.

Season 3 Of The Fan Favorite Sci-Fi Series 'Stargate: Atlantis' Surfaces On DVD Sept. 18

8/29/2007 8:15pm EDT
Stargate: Atlantis
Los Angeles, CA - From the longest consecutively running sci-fi series ever, Stargate SG-1, comes its thrilling spin-off, Stargate: Atlantis Season 3, splashing onto DVD on September 18 from MGM Home Entertainment. For the first time MGM is releasing the complete previous season of "Stargate: Atlantis" on DVD before the premiere of the next season allowing fans to catch up on their favorite episodes. Set in the lost city of Atlantis in the Pegasus Galaxy built millions of years ago by the most advanced race in the Stargate Universe, an adventurous expedition ensues, overflowing...

Richard Dean Anderson Joins Cast of 'Stargate: Continuum'

3/21/2007 11:01am EDT
Richard Dean Anderson in Stargate SG-1
Richard Dean Anderson will be reprising his role as General Jack O'Neill for the upcoming movie Stargate: Continuum. Anderson will join cast members Ben Browder (Stargate SG-1's Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell) and Amanda Tapping (Lt. Col. Samantha Carter) in shooting on location in the sub-zero climate of the Arctic where the production is working in collaboration with the U.S. Navy's Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station (APLIS).

In addition to the frigid outdoor environments, the filming will also involve U.S. Navy submarine USS Alexandria (SSN-757). Among the most visually stunning...

Sci Fi's 'Painkiller Jane' To Premiere April 13

3/14/2007 1:41pm EDT
Kristanna Loken stars in Painkiller Jane
SCI FI's new adrenaline-fueled actioner "Painkiller Jane," starring Kristanna Loken, will debut on Friday, April 13 at 10pm ET/PT, following the highly anticipated mid-season returns of Stargate SG-1 (8pm) and Stargate Atlantis (9pm).

Based on the comic book created by Jimmy Palmiotti and Joe Quesada, "Painkiller Jane" follows the adventures of Jane Vasco (Loken), a kickass heroine with remarkable self-healing powers. Formerly a hardnosed DEA agent, Jane is recruited by a covert government organization tasked with capturing "Neuros" genetically-enhanced individuals who possess superhum...

New TV on DVD, March 6

3/6/2007 8:00am EST
South Park
The complete ninth season of South Park arrives on DVD this week. Episodes include "Mr. Garrison's Fancy New Vagina" in which Mr. Garrison gets a sex-change operation and Kyle attempts to undergo a procedure to turn into an African American to make the basketball team. One of the season's most noted episodes is Tom Cruise parody "Trapped in the Closet." Also on DVD: season 1 of The Loop and Hawaii Five-O, season 2 of Stargate: Atlantis, season 5 of Moonlighting, and season 6 of Northern Exposure.

'Stargate SG-1' Star Amanda Tapping Joins 'Stargate Atlantis'

2/21/2007 11:03am EST
Amanda Tapping
The Stargate legacy continues to burn bright on SCI FI. As the countdown to the final 10 episodes of Stargate SG-1 commences, the channel prepares for the launch of an all-new fourth season of Stargate Atlantis this fall. SG-1's Amanda Tapping will travel to the Pegasus galaxy to join the Atlantis cast and reprise her role as television's favorite astrophysicist, Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter.

Taking the torch from SG-1 as television's most thrilling adventure series, Atlantis, slated to begin production in Vancouver next month, promises to up the ante this season by introducing a power...

Get Current Episodes of 'Stargate' on iTunes

8/22/2006 10:47am EDT
Stargate SG-1
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.(MGM) today announced it has made current episodes of the hit science fiction/adventure series Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis available for purchase and download from the iTunes Music Store.

Effective yesterday, the first five episodes of "Stargate SG1" season 10 and the first five episodes of "Stargate Atlantis" season 3 will be available for download and subsequent episodes for both series will be available within 24 hours after airing on the SCI FI Channel.

The deal marks the first step in MGM's strategy to expand its electronic distribution...

Richard Dean Anderson Returns to 'Stargate-SG 1'

3/28/2006 11:41am EST
Stargate SG-1
Richard Dean Anderson, former star and executive producer of Stargate SG-1, returns to the series for its historic 200th original episode. Production on the bi-centennial will commence on April 5 in Vancouver.

Anderson, who will be reprising his role as General Jack O'Neill, will also make special guest appearances in a number of additional episodes of both 'SG-1' and Stargate Atlantis that will air in the new seasons. Both of the Sci Fi Channel original series are slated to premiere this summer.

Stargate SG-1's 200th episode, appropriately titled "200," will center on the SG-1 ...

Sci Fi Sets Season Premieres for 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Stargate'

3/8/2006 11:48am EST
Battlestar Galactica
As Sci Fi’s hit original series Battlestar Galactica gears up for its season two finale on Friday, the channel begins preparations for the October 2006 premiere of the show's eagerly anticipated third season. Production on season three begins in Vancouver in April. Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis will return with their new seasons in July 2006.

Returning to its Friday night slot with a complete 20-episode order, season 3 of 'Battlestar Galactica' promises even more of the drama, intrigue and action that viewers have come to expect from the series. One of television's most criticall...

A Supersized 'Battlestar Galactica' Season Finale

2/16/2006 11:56am EST
Edward James Olmos from Battlestar Galactica
The season two finale of Sci Fi Channel's critically-acclaimed original series Battlestar Galactica will be its biggest episode ever. "Lay Down Your Burdens, Part 2" will be presented as a special 90-minute television event on Friday, March 10, 10pm-11:30pm ET/PT.

In true Galactica-style, the expanded season finale cliffhanger is sure to leave viewers wanting more. Up to this point, the last remnants of humanity have been on the run from the Cylons and searching for a mythical planet called Earth. They have been led by President Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell), a woman whom many believe ...

'Stargate SG-1,' 'Stargate Atlantis' Plan for New Seasons

11/21/2005 11:56am EST
Principal casts for both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis have signed on to reprise their roles for the recently announced new seasons of the shows. Returning for another tour of duty on Stargate SG-1 will be Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks and Beau Bridges. Also joining the team as a regular cast member in season 10 will be Claudia Black, who won audiences over in the current season for her portrayal of "Vala," the sexually-charged, ethically-challenged thief-of-all-trades who spends all her free time tormenting Daniel Jackson (Shanks).

In another ga...

New TV on DVD, Nov. 15

11/14/2005 7:00am EST
"Friends the Complete 10th Season" centers on Monica and Chandler moving into their own home and raising a family, Phoebe’s wedding, the relationship between Rachel and Ross, and Joey’s eventual move to the west coast.

Check out more DVD releases this week...

Charmed The Complete Third Season

Scrubs Season Two

Frasier The Complete Seventh Season

Stargate Atlantis The Complete First Season

That ‘70s Show Season Three

Tru Calling The Complete Second Season

Buffy the Vampire Slayer The Chosen Collection

Cheers The Complete Seventh Season

The Flintstones The Complete Four...