Dec 032016


Welcome to the twenty third seasonal bonus episode of the podcast, this week we are taking a look at the Sanctuary episode “Penance” which features Michael Shanks as the major guest star and a co-starring roles for Aleks Paunovic as “The Duke”. In this episode the Sanctuary team are meeting up with a courier who is transporting a very dangerous abnormal but they are intercepted by a criminal gang led by “the duke” who has laid claim to the abnormal. During the fire fight the team are split up and the courier Jimmy played by Michael Shanks escapes with Kate who is shot as they flee the scene in a car. The two hole up in an abandoned hotel with no communications while Helen and the rest search for them and deal with the Duke as he too looks for his prize.

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Penance is the ninth episode of the second season of Sanctuary and as you would expect when you get Michael Shanks to guest star he is going to take center stage. The episode starts off action orientated but quickly evolves into a character piece with a lot of the scenes focusing on Jimmy and Kate as they deal with her injury and discover their shared history which leads to a rather serious standoff thankfully defused by the Big guy played by Christopher Heyerdahl under a lot of prosthetics. Aleks plays the bad guy to perfection and while the joke about the golf club was probably in bad taste it was funny and his choice of artwork was an added detail to the character and story that was noticed.

Overall Penance is an entertaining episode of Sanctuary which made good use of Michael and Aleks as well as mixing location shooting and the heavy green screen sets the show was known for. Our thanks to Brad for joining Mike on the show this week as Alan was busy and next week we are going to be look at the series opener of Dark Matter for another seasonal bonus show, join us for that and if you want to leave some feedback we would love to receive it.



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Oct 242016


Welcome to our latest poll, this one is for your favourite episodes from Stargate Atlantis. The poll will run for around a month and the results used in our Atlantis retrospective which will be released at the end of the year. If you want to be included in the prize draw (nothing fancy just some Stargate goodies) then leave a name, email or twitter name to help us out:)
You can have up to ten choices so a little easier than our SG1 poll which had the same number of votes but double the episodes:)

Dec 072016

Jennifer Calvert
Jennifer played Ren’al in three episodes of Stargate SG1 (Enemies, Summit and Last Stand), she’s also appeared on Brookside, Spatz, The Knock and has guest starred on Earthsea, Holby City, Merlin’s Apprentice and Mysterious Ways. IMDB
Kirk Caouette
Kirk appeared on the Stargate SG1 episode Enemy Mine as Lt. Ritter as well as doing some stuntwork. He has also been a stunt performer on Blood Ties, Watchmen, Elektra, Dead Rising: Watchtower, Fantastic Four, Catwoman, Fallen and Paycheck. IMDB Twitter

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Dec 062016

Torri Higginson
Torri played Elizabeth Weir in sixty three episodes of Stargate Atlantis and three episodes of SG1. She has also appeared on Tekwar, Stonehenge Apocalypse, NCIS, Dark Matter, This Life, Criminal Minds, Inhuman Condition.The Cult and the stage production The List and will star in the upcoming Nobility.  IMDB Twitter

Michael Jonsson
Michael was a F-302 Pilot, a Jaffa guard and a Juna Warrior in Stargate SG1 as well as having spots on Psych, Smallville, The 100, Backstorm and Supernatural. IMDB
Vince Corazza
Vince played Worrel in the Stargate SG1 episode Off The Grid and has also appeared in Bones, Common Law, JAG, Lie To Me, Entourage, 24 and provided the voices for animated features such as Sailor Moon. IMDB Official Twitter
Mike Coleman
Mike was a med tech in the SG1 episode The Powers That Be and the “desk guy” in the Atlantis episode Brain Storm. He’s also been in Supernatural, Fringe, Smallville and plays Happy in Once Upon A Time. IMDB Behind The Voice Twitter
Ryan Kennedy
Ryan played Dr Williams in the Stargate Universe episode Earth and also had recurring roles on Hellcats, Caprica, Whistler and has guest starred on V, Psych, Smallville, Motive, Blade: The Series and the upcoming Tin Star. IMDB
Stefano DiMatteo
Stefano played the Athosian Toran on the Stargate Atlantis pilot Rising. He has also been on Cold Squad, True Crimes, Kevin Hill, Alphas, Rookie Blue and Killjoys. IMDB

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Dec 052016

Morgan David Jones
Morgan played Airman Evans in the Stargate Universe episode Alliances. He has also appeared on Supernatural, Arctic Air, Reign, Man Seeking Woman, All Saints and The Whispers. IMDB Twitter

Dec 042016

Tony Todd
Tony appeared three times on Stargate SG1 playing Lord Haikon (Babylon, The Fourth Horseman & Arthur’s Mantle). Tony has also graced Voyager, Babylon 5, Chuck, Deep Space Nine, Smallville, Angel, TNG, Prelude to Axanar, Candy Man, Dead of Summer and The Flash (Voicing Zoom). IMDB Twitter
Paul Schiele
Paul played a Kelownan Soldier in the Stargate SG11 episode Shadowplay, it is his only acting credit. IMDB

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Dec 032016

Rainbow Sun Francks
Rainbow played Lt. Aiden Ford Stargate Atlantis and Dev Clark in The Listener, he has also guest starred on The Bridge, Lost Girl, Defiance, Eyewitness, Love Song and Played. IMDB Twitter

Keegan Connor Tracy
Keegan was Dr. Redden in the Stargate SG1 episode Uninvited as well starring in Jake 2.0, Bates Motel and Once Upon A Time and guest starring on Battlestar Galactica, Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder, Supernatural, The Magicians and Eureka. IMDB Twitter

Steven Culp
Steven played Henry Wallace in the Stargate Atlantis episode Millers Crossing as well as having recurring roles on 24, JAG, ER, Revolution, Enterprise, The Lottery, Perception, The West Wing, Bosch, Code Black, Arrow and Desperate Housewives. IMDB
Nick Wilder
Nick appeared in the original Stargate movie as Taylor and appeared on shows from his homeland including Das Traumschiff and S.O.S. Barracuda as well as The Wild Thornberrys and Lethal Orbit. IMDB
Joris Jarsky
Joris played Herick in the Stargate Atlantis episode The Ark and he has also appeared in The Dead Zone, Missing, Tilt, Saving Hope and Lost Girl. IMDB Twitter Behind The Voice

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Dec 022016

Bad Kids of Crestview Academy

The trailer for the Ben Browder directed movie “Bad Kids of Crestview Academy”, Ben also has an acting role in the movie:)

Dec 022016

Colleen Rennison
Colleen played both Cassandra (Rite of Passage) & Ally (Bane) on Stargate SG1, she is also an accomplished musician with the band No Sinner and appeared in the feature Down River and on tv in Da Vinci’s City Hall, Aftermath and Poltergeist: The Legacy. IMDB  No Sinner

Meghan Black
Meghan played Marta on the Stargate Atlantis episode Hide and Seek as well as appearing on Dead Like Me, ELF, Class of the Titans (Voice), The Collector and R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour. IMDB Behind The Voice
Michael Boisvert
Michael was a Lieutenant Stuart in the Stargate Atlantis episode The Intruder and guest starred on XIII: The Series, Flashpoint, Suits, Bitten and Hemlock Grove. IMDB
Alejandro Rae
Alejandro (Alex) played Alebran in the Stargate SG1 episode Metamorphosis as well as appearing on The Guard, Smallville, Blackstone, Sideshow Blotto, Elysium and Hell On Wheels. IMDB

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Dec 012016

Janelle Monae
Janelle is a singer songwriter who played herself in the Stargate Universe episode Earth, she was also named Billboard’s Rising Star for 2013 along with her many other awards and nominations for her music and voiced characters on American Dad! and Rio 2 and has music in The Equalizer. She has a role in the movie Moonlight and is the “mini mogul” behind Wondaland Records. Official Youtube Twitter

Guy Fauchon
Guy played Pullman in the Stargate SG1 episode The Scourge, he as also guest starred on Psych, Andromeda, Cold Squad, Once Upon A Time, Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Supernatural and Motive. IMDB Twitter
Rebecca Lee
Rebecca was a makeup artist on Stargate Universe as well as working on Motive, Harper’s Island, Caprica, Tin Man, Watchmen, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, BSG Blood & Chrome and Travelers. IMDB Twitter

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Nov 302016
Diego Klattenhoff

Diego Klattenhoff
Diego played the Team Leader of the bomb disposal squad in the Stargate SG1 episode Ex Deus Machina, he starred in Homeland and is currently starring as Agent Donald Ressler in The Blacklist and has been on Smallville, Mercy, Whistler and Longmire. IMDB Twitter
Christopher John Fields
Christopher played Lt. Freeman in the Stargate movie and he’s also appeared on episodes of The Closer, Zodiac, Sleeper Cell, NYPD Blue, Ally McBeal, ER, Alien 3 and JAG.
Trevor Carroll
Trevor played Sgt. Graham on three episodes of Stargate Universe (Gauntlet, Alliances and Subversion). He has also appeared on Arctic Air, Fringe, Defying Gravity, Human Target, Blackstone and The Flash. IMDB

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Nov 302016

Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin

The actress was sporting a diamond ring on her left hand at Monday’s Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Source: Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin Get Engaged Months After Welcoming Daughter


Nov 292016

Janina Gavankar
Janina played Sgt “Dusty” Mehra in the Stargate Atlantis episode Whispers and also had recurring roles on True Blood, The League and The Gates. More recently she has appeared on the Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Mysteries of Laura and she will be starring in the new season of Sleepy Hollow. IMDB Official Twitter Youtube

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In Memory of…
Robert Manitopyes (Nov 29th 1970 – Jan 16th 2005)
Robert played a guard in the SG1 episode Desperate Measures and also appeared in the movie The Core, Honey, Tom Stone, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show and on the US soap The Days of Our Lives. He was a father of two sons and passed at a very young 34 years. IMDB

Nov 282016

Martin Cummins
Martin played Aden Corso in the Stargate SG1 episode “Forsaken” as well as appearing in DarkAngel, Smallville, Kyle XY, Eureka, V, Fringe, The Whispers, Shattered, When Calls the Heart and UnREAL. IMDB
Penelope Corrin
Penelope was Dr Lindsay in both Stargate SG1 ( Origin & Avalon ) and Atlantis (Coup D’etat) as well as starring on Royal Canadian Air Farce, Kingdom Hospital and guest starring on Masters of Horror, The L Word and The Collector. IMDB
Sasha Piltsin
Sasha was one of the Russian drivers in the Stargate SG1 episode Desperate Measures and has guest starred on Chaos, Cold Squad, Seven Days, Dead of Summer and Life with an Accent. IMDB
Jeremy Presner
Jeremy was an editor on twenty one episodes of Stargate Atlantis, he has also worked on Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister, Breaking Amish, Voyage of Terror and Touching Evil. IMDB

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Nov 272016

Bill Nye
Bill appeared as himself on the Stargate Atlantis episode Brainstorm, he has also hosted his own show called “The Science Guy” and has graced many other productions as an expert in his field as well as guest starring on Back to the Future, Numb3rs, Miles from Tomorrowland and The Big Bang Theory. IMDB Official Twitter

Sonia Gilmore
Sonia Gilmore (Henkel) was the Visual Effects Coordinator on six episodes of Stargate SG1, ten episodes of Atlantis and seventeen episodes of Universe. She has also worked on The Secret Circle, Final Destination 5, Ender’s Game and X-Men: Days of Future Past. IMDB Twitter

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Nov 262016

Ryan Robbins
Ryan played Ladon Radim on five episodes of Stargate Atlantis, he also starred in Sanctuary (Henry Foss) and has had significant recurring roles on Hell On Wheels and Falling Skies and guest starred on Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, Continuum, Van Helsing, Arrow and Ascension. IMDB Twitter

Adam Harrington
Adam played Khonsu in the Stargate SG1 episode The Other Guys and a Goa’uld in Children of the Gods, he has also been in The Secret Circle, Dexter, Supernatural, The Mob Doctor, NCIS New Orleans, Major Crimes, Castle and TURN: Washington’s Spies. IMDB Twitter

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