SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 239 – Our Holiday Gets More Special With Fraize from Thinkgeek.com

240SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 239 – Our Holiday Gets More Special With Fraize from Thinkgeek.com

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Merry Christmas

The SciFi Diner Podcast wishes you and yours a Happy holiday. On this podcast, Fraize joins us from Thinkgeek.com and we talk about what is on our Christmas lists year.   Who on the SciFi Diner has made the good list or the naughty list this year?  You can e-mail us at scifidinerpodcast.com to let us know.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 238 – Our Interview with Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 and Grace Sherman on Cedar Cove)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 238 – Our Interview with Teryl Rothery
(Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 and Grace Sherman on Cedar Cove)

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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery (born November 9, 1962) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.

Rothery first became interested in a performing career when she danced in the musical, Bye Bye Birdie, at the age of thirteen.

Rothery knew that she belonged in front of the camera when she played in the CBC halloween special, Boo, at the age of eighteen. In her teens, being a talented dancer, singer and musician, she was a performer on a North Vancouver-shot TV variety show starring Tom Jones. She is best known for her starring role of Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1, which she played from the show’s beginning in 1997 through 2004 (and again as a guest appearance in 2006).

Rothery has appeared in many other sci-fi series, including The X-Files; The Outer Limits; First Wave; Stargate SG-1; Jeremiah; M.A.N.T.I.S.; Kyle XY; Eureka and many others. She played a small role in the Babylon 5 direct-to-DVD movie, Voices in the Dark, as ISN Reporter, Ms. Chambers. She played Lenore Molee in the 1994 TV movie, For the Love of Nancy; and has also done voice acting work. In 2010, she was on the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, as Evelyn (the mother of Battlestar Galactica’s Admiral William Adama). Her most recent work has been her role in A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, where she plays Mrs. Turner (Timmy Turner’s mom). The movie premiered July 9, 2011, at 8 pm (ET/PT), on Nickelodeon. This was followed by A Fairly Odd Christmas on November 29, 2012.

Most recently, Rothery has been acting in theater in her native Vancouver — appearing in Kiss Me, Kate and The Taming of the Shrew in March 2006. In March 2007 she appeared in A Delicate Balance, a play by Edward Albee, for which she was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award.

Rothery starred in the Canadian premiere of Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and directed by Jeff Hyslop. The play ran at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver in 2009.

Rothery has been nominated for four Leo Awards. In 2004 she was nominated in two categories: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode “Lifeboat”, and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series on The Collector.[4] In 2008 she was nominated in the category: Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama for her work in the short film Coffee Diva.[5] In 2009 she was nominated in the category: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the episode “Sound of Loneliness” from The Guard.

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 237 – Our Interview with Robert Picardo (The Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager and Richard P. Woolsey from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis)

237SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 237 – Our Interview with Robert Picardo
(The Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager and
Richard P. Woolsey from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis)
A Shore Leave 36 Interview

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Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC’s China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on UPN’s Star Trek: Voyager, The Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination), Ben Wheeler in Wagons East, and as Richard Woolsey in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.

Robert Picardo (nickname: Bob) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joe Picardo. Robert is of Italian heritage, with his father’s family originating from Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno and his mother’s parents originally from Bomba in Abruzzo. Picardo claims that one of the highlights of his life was visiting both ancestral towns with his daughters and his brother Joe in the summer of 2011. He graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1971 and originally entered Yale University as a pre-medical student, but opted to act instead. He ended up graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Yale University. Picardo is an accomplished singer. While he was at Yale University, he was a member of The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, the second longest running undergraduate a cappella group in the United States. After his degree, he enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop.

He waited tables for a few of years until his theatrical work started to take off around 1976. His first break was appearing in the David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” and with Diane Keaton in “The Primary English Class.” In 1977, he made his Broadway debut. He appeared in Gemini (1977) and Tribute (1978). During the 1988-1991 television seasons, Picardo was simultaneously seen on the ABC Vietnam series China Beach in the role of Dr. Dick Richard, as well as the ABC series The Wonder Years in the role of Coach Cutlip, and is among a small group of television actors to achieve notice on two television series at the same time.

Picardo made his feature film debut as Eddie Quist, the serial killer werewolf in the Joe Dante film The Howling (1981). He also had a recurring role in the sitcom Alice. He played a number of roles in Dante’s family science fiction film Explorers (1985), and later appeared in Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Matinee, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers and Innerspace as the Cowboy. Picardo often plays roles under layers of prosthetic latex, having also played the swamp dwelling Meg Mucklebones in Ridley Scott’s film Legend. He also had a small role as a funeral director in John Landis’s Amazon Women on the Moon.

He voices Pfish in two Pfish & Chip shorts as seen on Cartoon Network’s What-A-Cartoon! Show. Picardo also portrays the voice of the robotic Johnny Cab in Total Recall. He appeared in one episode of ER in 1995 as Abraham Zimble (Season 2 – Episode 6 “Days Like This”). In the early 1990s, Picardo had a brief role as Joe “The Meat Man” Morton, a butcher and neighbor to Tim Allen’s character on the popular sitcom Home Improvement.

From 1995 to 2001, he played the role of the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) and Emergency Command Hologram (ECH) in the television series Star Trek: Voyager. Before being accepted for this role, Picardo initially auditioned for the role of Neelix.[5] He later also directed two episodes. He also played additional versions of the role of the EMH in the 1996 motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and the 1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?”. In 2001, he guest starred in 7 Days episode “Revelation”, purporting to be a time traveler from seven years in the future.

In 2004, he began playing the recurring role of International Oversight Advisory (IOA) member Richard Woolsey in both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, where he became a regular in the fifth season. His first appearance in those series was in the Stargate SG-1 episode “Heroes (Part 2)”. In 2007, he played Principal White in Ben 10: Race Against Time. In 2007, he starred in the independent feature film by director Russ Emanuel, “P.J.”, alongside John Heard and Vincent Pastore.[6] He also more recently starred in Russ Emanuel’s “Chasing the Green” (2008), alongside William Devane, Jeremy London and Ryan Hurst. In 2007 and 2008, Star Trek: The Music was a multi-city tour with John de Lancie. Picardo and de Lancie narrated around the orchestral performance, explaining the history of the music in Star Trek. Picardo has also appeared on Kojak in a 1977 episode, E-Ring as a media rep in The Pentagon, as an enraged father in Cold Case, and as a police officer in CSI: NY. He also appeared as a recurring guest star in two episodes of Season 7 of Smallville.

Away from acting, Picardo is a member of the Board of Directors’ Advisory Council of The Planetary Society, where he has served since the late 1990s. In 2002, Picardo authored the book The Hologram’s Handbook, published by Pocket Books. Other career highlights include performing in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in D during its European debut tour, performing with the Yale University Society of Orpheus & Bacchus a cappella singing group as an undergraduate, and appearing in dozens of other television and film roles, including the film Our Last Days as Children. On February 5, 2008, it was announced that Picardo would be joining the regular cast of Stargate Atlantis full-time for the series’ fifth and final season. He will be taking over the role of mission commander of the Atlantis Expedition. Recently, Picardo performed the voice of Loki in the Xbox 360 video game Too Human. In 2009, he also appeared in Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Castle. Also in 2009, he played the lead role in the independent psychological thriller film Sensored. In 2010, Picardo had a cameo in the final episode of Persons Unknown, as a member of “the program”‘s governing board. Picardo also voices Robert McNamara in Call of Duty: Black Ops in campaign and in the ‘Zombie mode’ after completing campaign on the one map, “FIVE”. In 2012, Picardo appeared in a season 4 episode of The Mentalist as Jason Cooper, a lieutenant of cult leader Bret Styles. Picardo also appeared on a season 6 episode of Supernatural entitled “Clap Your Hands if You Believe” as a leprechaun. In May 2014, Cartoon Hangover announced Robert Picardo as a guest voice actor in the second season of Bravest Warriors, in the episode “The Parasox Pub”.

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 236 – Firefly: The Final Three

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SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 236 – Firefly: The Final Three

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”.
The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today”

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 235 – Our Interview with Hugo Award Winning Editor Ellen Datlow (Tor.com and Open Road Media)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 235 – Our Interview with Hugo Award Winning Editor Ellen Datlow (Tor.com and Open Road Media)

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Ellen Datlow

ellen_datlow_bio (1)Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more than fifty anthologies, including the horror half of the long-running The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She currently acquires short stories for Tor.com. Ellen is currently tied with frequent co-editor Terri Windling as the winner of the most World Fantasy Awards in the organization’s history (nine). She has also won (with co-editor Windling) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13, and (with co-editors Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #17. She has also won theInternational Horror Guild Award for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno; theShirley Jackson Award for Inferno and Poe; the Locus Award for Best Editor annually from 2005 through 2013, and the Hugo Award for Best Editor 2002, 2005, and Best Editor Short Fiction 2008 and 2009. In addition, SCIFICTION won the Hugo Award for best Web site in 2005 as well as the Wooden Rocket Award as best online magazine for 2005.

 

She’s also won nine Fantasy awards, in order:

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Fourth Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

Ellen Datlow for editing, Special Award-professional

Little Deaths, Ellen Datlow (Orion)

Silver Birch Blood Moon
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling eds.(Avon)

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Editors (Viking)

Salon Fantastique
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Thunder’s Mouth)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
Ellen Datlow, Editor (Tor)Ellen Datlow

Ellen was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.” She lives in New York.

Recent Honors and Awards

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2010

Bram Stoker Award
One with Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13
and one with Nick Mamatas for Haunted Legends

International Horror Guild Award
for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno

Shirley Jackson Award
for her anthologies Poe and Inferno

Karl Edward Wagner Award
by the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”

Lifetime Achievement Award
by The Horror Writer’s Association
in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work.

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2009

Locus Award
by Locus Magazine
voted Best Editor in 2011

Hugo Award
Best Professional Editor 2005, 2002

Bibliography

There are two useful indices for readers of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series:The SF List and The Sluice.

The Science Fiction Foundation Collection at The University of Liverpool contains holdings of the Ellen Datlow Papers that include the correspondence files of Ellen Datlow in her capacity as fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online as well as some correspondence files from her role as editor of SciFiction. All material within the Ellen Datlow Papers is
available only to researchers for consultation in the University of Liverpool Library’s Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. special arrangement must be made in order to use the collection.

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Supernatural Noir, Dark Horse (June 2011)

Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, St. Martin’s Press (July 2011)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (September 2011)

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, (reissue in hardcover) Fall River (B&N imprint)

After: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Tales, with Terri Windling, Hyperion (2012)

“Year’s Best” Anthologies

Sixteen Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Terri Windling, St. Martin’s Press, Volume One through Sixteen, 1988-2002

Five Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, St. Martin’s Press, Volumes Seventeen through Twenty-One (2004-2008)

 

Anthologies

Omni Book of Science Fiction, Volumes One through Seven, Zebra

Blood Is Not Enough, William Morrow, 1989

Alien Sex, Dutton, 1990

A Whisper of Blood, William Morrow, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction One, Omni Books, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction Two, Omni Books, 1992

Omni Best Science Fiction Three, Omni Books, 1993

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1993

OmniVisions One, Omni Books, 1993

OmniVisions Two, Omni Books, 1994

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1994

Little Deaths, Millennium (UK), Dell (US), 1994

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, AvoNova/Morrow, 1995

Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex, St. Martin’s Press, 1996

Twists of the Tale: Stories of Cat Horror, Dell, 1996

Lethal Kisses–Revenge and Vengeance, Orion (UK), 1996

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1997

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling, HarperPrism, 1998

Silver Birch, Blood Moon, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1999

Black Heart, Ivory Bones, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 2000

Vanishing Acts,Tor Books, 2000

A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster, 2000

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, with Terri Windling, Viking, 2002

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling (reissued in mass market paperback) Avon, fall 2002

Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2003

The Dark: New Ghost Stories, Tor,2003

The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm, with Terri Windling, Viking (August 2004)

Salon Fantastique, with Terri Windling, Thunder’s Mouth Press (October 2006)

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking (September 2007)

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (November 2007)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Tor (December 2007)

The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction’s Finest Voices, Del Rey (April 2008)

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, (reissued in trade paperback) Prime Books (April 2008)

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (April 2008)

A Whisper of Blood: A Collection of Modern Vampire Stories (reissue of Blood is Not Enough and A Whisper of Blood), Fall River (B&N Imprint) (August 2008)

Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Solaris (January 2009)

Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror, (reissued in trade paperback) Wildside Press (March 2009)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, Roc (March 2009)

Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2009)

Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse Comics (October 2009)

Best Horror of the Year 1, Night Shade (October 2009)

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Tachyon (February 2010)

Tails of Wonder and Imagination, Night Shade (February 2010)

Best Horror of the Year 2, Night Shade (April 2010)

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2010)

Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Prime (May 2010)

Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas), Tor Books (September 2010)

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 4, Night Shade (May 2102)

After: Nineteen stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia with Terri Windling, Hyperion (October 2012)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (October 2012)

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, with Terri Windling, Tor (March 2013)

Hauntings, Tachyon (March 2013)

Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, Hydra House (July 2013)

Best Horror of the Year 5, Night Shade (September, 2013)

Lovecraft’s Monsters, Tachyon (April, 2014)

Fearful Symmetries, Chizine (May 2014)

Best Horror of the Year 6, Night Shade (June 2014)

Nightmare Carnival, Dark Horse (October 2014)

The Cutting Room, Tachyon (October 2014)

Dec 05

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 239 – Our Holiday Gets More Special With Fraize from Thinkgeek.com

240SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 239 – Our Holiday Gets More Special With Fraize from Thinkgeek.com

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Merry Christmas

The SciFi Diner Podcast wishes you and yours a Happy holiday. On this podcast, Fraize joins us from Thinkgeek.com and we talk about what is on our Christmas lists year.   Who on the SciFi Diner has made the good list or the naughty list this year?  You can e-mail us at scifidinerpodcast.com to let us know.

Nov 20

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 238 – Our Interview with Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 and Grace Sherman on Cedar Cove)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 238 – Our Interview with Teryl Rothery
(Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1 and Grace Sherman on Cedar Cove)

A Shore Leave 36 Interview

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Teryl Rothery

Teryl Rothery (born November 9, 1962) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1.

Rothery first became interested in a performing career when she danced in the musical, Bye Bye Birdie, at the age of thirteen.

Rothery knew that she belonged in front of the camera when she played in the CBC halloween special, Boo, at the age of eighteen. In her teens, being a talented dancer, singer and musician, she was a performer on a North Vancouver-shot TV variety show starring Tom Jones. She is best known for her starring role of Dr. Janet Fraiser on Stargate SG-1, which she played from the show’s beginning in 1997 through 2004 (and again as a guest appearance in 2006).

Rothery has appeared in many other sci-fi series, including The X-Files; The Outer Limits; First Wave; Stargate SG-1; Jeremiah; M.A.N.T.I.S.; Kyle XY; Eureka and many others. She played a small role in the Babylon 5 direct-to-DVD movie, Voices in the Dark, as ISN Reporter, Ms. Chambers. She played Lenore Molee in the 1994 TV movie, For the Love of Nancy; and has also done voice acting work. In 2010, she was on the Battlestar Galactica prequel, Caprica, as Evelyn (the mother of Battlestar Galactica’s Admiral William Adama). Her most recent work has been her role in A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!, where she plays Mrs. Turner (Timmy Turner’s mom). The movie premiered July 9, 2011, at 8 pm (ET/PT), on Nickelodeon. This was followed by A Fairly Odd Christmas on November 29, 2012.

Most recently, Rothery has been acting in theater in her native Vancouver — appearing in Kiss Me, Kate and The Taming of the Shrew in March 2006. In March 2007 she appeared in A Delicate Balance, a play by Edward Albee, for which she was nominated for a Jessie Richardson Theatre Award.

Rothery starred in the Canadian premiere of Good Boys and True, written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and directed by Jeff Hyslop. The play ran at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver in 2009.

Rothery has been nominated for four Leo Awards. In 2004 she was nominated in two categories: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode “Lifeboat”, and Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series on The Collector.[4] In 2008 she was nominated in the category: Best Performance by a Female in a Short Drama for her work in the short film Coffee Diva.[5] In 2009 she was nominated in the category: Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for the episode “Sound of Loneliness” from The Guard.

Nov 17

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 237 – Our Interview with Robert Picardo (The Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager and Richard P. Woolsey from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis)

237SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 237 – Our Interview with Robert Picardo
(The Holographic Doctor on Star Trek Voyager and
Richard P. Woolsey from Stargate SG1 and Stargate Atlantis)
A Shore Leave 36 Interview

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Robert Picardo

Robert Picardo (born October 27, 1953) is an American actor. He is best known for his portrayals of Dr. Dick Richards on ABC’s China Beach, the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH), also known as The Doctor, on UPN’s Star Trek: Voyager, The Cowboy in Innerspace, Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years (where he received an Emmy nomination), Ben Wheeler in Wagons East, and as Richard Woolsey in the Canadian-American military science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe.

Robert Picardo (nickname: Bob) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Joe Picardo. Robert is of Italian heritage, with his father’s family originating from Montecorvino Rovella, Salerno and his mother’s parents originally from Bomba in Abruzzo. Picardo claims that one of the highlights of his life was visiting both ancestral towns with his daughters and his brother Joe in the summer of 2011. He graduated from William Penn Charter School in 1971 and originally entered Yale University as a pre-medical student, but opted to act instead. He ended up graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Drama from Yale University. Picardo is an accomplished singer. While he was at Yale University, he was a member of The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, the second longest running undergraduate a cappella group in the United States. After his degree, he enrolled at the Circle in the Square Professional Theater Workshop.

He waited tables for a few of years until his theatrical work started to take off around 1976. His first break was appearing in the David Mamet play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” and with Diane Keaton in “The Primary English Class.” In 1977, he made his Broadway debut. He appeared in Gemini (1977) and Tribute (1978). During the 1988-1991 television seasons, Picardo was simultaneously seen on the ABC Vietnam series China Beach in the role of Dr. Dick Richard, as well as the ABC series The Wonder Years in the role of Coach Cutlip, and is among a small group of television actors to achieve notice on two television series at the same time.

Picardo made his feature film debut as Eddie Quist, the serial killer werewolf in the Joe Dante film The Howling (1981). He also had a recurring role in the sitcom Alice. He played a number of roles in Dante’s family science fiction film Explorers (1985), and later appeared in Dante’s The ‘Burbs, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, Matinee, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Small Soldiers and Innerspace as the Cowboy. Picardo often plays roles under layers of prosthetic latex, having also played the swamp dwelling Meg Mucklebones in Ridley Scott’s film Legend. He also had a small role as a funeral director in John Landis’s Amazon Women on the Moon.

He voices Pfish in two Pfish & Chip shorts as seen on Cartoon Network’s What-A-Cartoon! Show. Picardo also portrays the voice of the robotic Johnny Cab in Total Recall. He appeared in one episode of ER in 1995 as Abraham Zimble (Season 2 – Episode 6 “Days Like This”). In the early 1990s, Picardo had a brief role as Joe “The Meat Man” Morton, a butcher and neighbor to Tim Allen’s character on the popular sitcom Home Improvement.

From 1995 to 2001, he played the role of the Emergency Medical Hologram (EMH) and Emergency Command Hologram (ECH) in the television series Star Trek: Voyager. Before being accepted for this role, Picardo initially auditioned for the role of Neelix.[5] He later also directed two episodes. He also played additional versions of the role of the EMH in the 1996 motion picture Star Trek: First Contact and the 1997 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Doctor Bashir, I Presume?”. In 2001, he guest starred in 7 Days episode “Revelation”, purporting to be a time traveler from seven years in the future.

In 2004, he began playing the recurring role of International Oversight Advisory (IOA) member Richard Woolsey in both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, where he became a regular in the fifth season. His first appearance in those series was in the Stargate SG-1 episode “Heroes (Part 2)”. In 2007, he played Principal White in Ben 10: Race Against Time. In 2007, he starred in the independent feature film by director Russ Emanuel, “P.J.”, alongside John Heard and Vincent Pastore.[6] He also more recently starred in Russ Emanuel’s “Chasing the Green” (2008), alongside William Devane, Jeremy London and Ryan Hurst. In 2007 and 2008, Star Trek: The Music was a multi-city tour with John de Lancie. Picardo and de Lancie narrated around the orchestral performance, explaining the history of the music in Star Trek. Picardo has also appeared on Kojak in a 1977 episode, E-Ring as a media rep in The Pentagon, as an enraged father in Cold Case, and as a police officer in CSI: NY. He also appeared as a recurring guest star in two episodes of Season 7 of Smallville.

Away from acting, Picardo is a member of the Board of Directors’ Advisory Council of The Planetary Society, where he has served since the late 1990s. In 2002, Picardo authored the book The Hologram’s Handbook, published by Pocket Books. Other career highlights include performing in Leonard Bernstein’s Mass in D during its European debut tour, performing with the Yale University Society of Orpheus & Bacchus a cappella singing group as an undergraduate, and appearing in dozens of other television and film roles, including the film Our Last Days as Children. On February 5, 2008, it was announced that Picardo would be joining the regular cast of Stargate Atlantis full-time for the series’ fifth and final season. He will be taking over the role of mission commander of the Atlantis Expedition. Recently, Picardo performed the voice of Loki in the Xbox 360 video game Too Human. In 2009, he also appeared in Pushing Daisies, Chuck and Castle. Also in 2009, he played the lead role in the independent psychological thriller film Sensored. In 2010, Picardo had a cameo in the final episode of Persons Unknown, as a member of “the program”‘s governing board. Picardo also voices Robert McNamara in Call of Duty: Black Ops in campaign and in the ‘Zombie mode’ after completing campaign on the one map, “FIVE”. In 2012, Picardo appeared in a season 4 episode of The Mentalist as Jason Cooper, a lieutenant of cult leader Bret Styles. Picardo also appeared on a season 6 episode of Supernatural entitled “Clap Your Hands if You Believe” as a leprechaun. In May 2014, Cartoon Hangover announced Robert Picardo as a guest voice actor in the second season of Bravest Warriors, in the episode “The Parasox Pub”.

Nov 13

SciFi Diner Rewind Ep. 236 – Firefly: The Final Three

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Welcome to the SciFi Rewind: Firefly

Firefly is an American space western drama television series created by writer and director Joss Whedon, under his Mutant Enemy Productions label. Whedon served as an executive producer, along with Tim Minear. The series is set in the year 2517, after the arrival of humans in a new star system, and follows the adventures of the renegade crew of Serenity, a “Firefly-class” spaceship. The ensemble cast portrays the nine characters who live on Serenity. Whedon pitched the show as “nine people looking into the blackness of space and seeing nine different things”.
The show explores the lives of a group of people who fought on the losing side of a civil war and others who now make a living on the outskirts of society, as part of the pioneer culture that exists on the fringes of their star system. In this future, the only two surviving superpowers, the United States and China, fused to form the central federal government, called the Alliance, resulting in the fusion of the two cultures. According to Whedon’s vision, “nothing will change in the future: technology will advance, but we will still have the same political, moral, and ethical problems as today”

Nov 06

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 235 – Our Interview with Hugo Award Winning Editor Ellen Datlow (Tor.com and Open Road Media)

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 235 – Our Interview with Hugo Award Winning Editor Ellen Datlow (Tor.com and Open Road Media)

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Ellen Datlow

ellen_datlow_bio (1)Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more than fifty anthologies, including the horror half of the long-running The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She currently acquires short stories for Tor.com. Ellen is currently tied with frequent co-editor Terri Windling as the winner of the most World Fantasy Awards in the organization’s history (nine). She has also won (with co-editor Windling) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13, and (with co-editors Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant) a Bram Stoker Award for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #17. She has also won theInternational Horror Guild Award for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno; theShirley Jackson Award for Inferno and Poe; the Locus Award for Best Editor annually from 2005 through 2013, and the Hugo Award for Best Editor 2002, 2005, and Best Editor Short Fiction 2008 and 2009. In addition, SCIFICTION won the Hugo Award for best Web site in 2005 as well as the Wooden Rocket Award as best online magazine for 2005.

 

She’s also won nine Fantasy awards, in order:

The Year’s Best Fantasy: First Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy: Second Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror: Fourth Annual Collection
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, ed (St. Martin’s Press)

Ellen Datlow for editing, Special Award-professional

Little Deaths, Ellen Datlow (Orion)

Silver Birch Blood Moon
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling eds.(Avon)

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, Editors (Viking)

Salon Fantastique
Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, eds. (Thunder’s Mouth)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural
Ellen Datlow, Editor (Tor)Ellen Datlow

Ellen was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.” She lives in New York.

Recent Honors and Awards

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2010

Bram Stoker Award
One with Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
for The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror #13
and one with Nick Mamatas for Haunted Legends

International Horror Guild Award
for her anthologies The Dark and Inferno

Shirley Jackson Award
for her anthologies Poe and Inferno

Karl Edward Wagner Award
by the British Fantasy Convention for “outstanding contribution to the genre.”

Lifetime Achievement Award
by The Horror Writer’s Association
in recognition of the recipient’s overall body of work.

Hugo Award
Best Editor Short Fiction 2009

Locus Award
by Locus Magazine
voted Best Editor in 2011

Hugo Award
Best Professional Editor 2005, 2002

Bibliography

There are two useful indices for readers of The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror series:The SF List and The Sluice.

The Science Fiction Foundation Collection at The University of Liverpool contains holdings of the Ellen Datlow Papers that include the correspondence files of Ellen Datlow in her capacity as fiction editor of Omni magazine and Omni Online as well as some correspondence files from her role as editor of SciFiction. All material within the Ellen Datlow Papers is
available only to researchers for consultation in the University of Liverpool Library’s Special Collections and Archives Reading Room. special arrangement must be made in order to use the collection.

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Supernatural Noir, Dark Horse (June 2011)

Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy, St. Martin’s Press (July 2011)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (September 2011)

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, (reissue in hardcover) Fall River (B&N imprint)

After: Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Tales, with Terri Windling, Hyperion (2012)

“Year’s Best” Anthologies

Sixteen Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Terri Windling, St. Martin’s Press, Volume One through Sixteen, 1988-2002

Five Annual Volumes: The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, with Kelly Link & Gavin Grant, St. Martin’s Press, Volumes Seventeen through Twenty-One (2004-2008)

 

Anthologies

Omni Book of Science Fiction, Volumes One through Seven, Zebra

Blood Is Not Enough, William Morrow, 1989

Alien Sex, Dutton, 1990

A Whisper of Blood, William Morrow, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction One, Omni Books, 1991

Omni Best Science Fiction Two, Omni Books, 1992

Omni Best Science Fiction Three, Omni Books, 1993

Snow White, Blood Red, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1993

OmniVisions One, Omni Books, 1993

OmniVisions Two, Omni Books, 1994

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling, Morrow/Avon, 1994

Little Deaths, Millennium (UK), Dell (US), 1994

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, AvoNova/Morrow, 1995

Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex, St. Martin’s Press, 1996

Twists of the Tale: Stories of Cat Horror, Dell, 1996

Lethal Kisses–Revenge and Vengeance, Orion (UK), 1996

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1997

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling, HarperPrism, 1998

Silver Birch, Blood Moon, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 1999

Black Heart, Ivory Bones, with Terri Windling, Avon Books, 2000

Vanishing Acts,Tor Books, 2000

A Wolf at the Door and Other Retold Fairy Tales, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster, 2000

The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, with Terri Windling, Viking, 2002

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers, with Terri Windling (reissued in mass market paperback) Avon, fall 2002

Swan Sister: Fairy Tales Retold, with Terri Windling, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2003

The Dark: New Ghost Stories, Tor,2003

The Faery Reel: Tales From the Twilight Realm, with Terri Windling, Viking (August 2004)

Salon Fantastique, with Terri Windling, Thunder’s Mouth Press (October 2006)

The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking (September 2007)

Black Thorn, White Rose, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (November 2007)

Inferno: New Tales of Terror and the Supernatural, Tor (December 2007)

The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy: Sixteen Original Works by Speculative Fiction’s Finest Voices, Del Rey (April 2008)

Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears, with Terri Windling, (reissued in trade paperback) Prime Books (April 2008)

Black Swan, White Raven, with Terri Windling (reissued in trade paperback), Prime Books (April 2008)

A Whisper of Blood: A Collection of Modern Vampire Stories (reissue of Blood is Not Enough and A Whisper of Blood), Fall River (B&N Imprint) (August 2008)

Poe: New Tales Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, Solaris (January 2009)

Twists of the Tale: An Anthology of Cat Horror, (reissued in trade paperback) Wildside Press (March 2009)

Nebula Awards Showcase 2009, Roc (March 2009)

Troll’s Eye View: A Book of Villainous Tales, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2009)

Lovecraft Unbound, Dark Horse Comics (October 2009)

Best Horror of the Year 1, Night Shade (October 2009)

Darkness: Two Decades of Modern Horror, Tachyon (February 2010)

Tails of Wonder and Imagination, Night Shade (February 2010)

Best Horror of the Year 2, Night Shade (April 2010)

The Beastly Bride: Tales of the Animal People, with Terri Windling, Viking Children (April 2010)

Digital Domains: A Decade of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Prime (May 2010)

Haunted Legends (with Nick Mamatas), Tor Books (September 2010)

Teeth: Vampire Tales, with Terri Windling, HarperCollins (April 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 3, Night Shade (June 2011)

Best Horror of the Year 4, Night Shade (May 2102)

After: Nineteen stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia with Terri Windling, Hyperion (October 2012)

Blood and Other Cravings, Tor (October 2012)

Queen Victoria’s Book of Spells, with Terri Windling, Tor (March 2013)

Hauntings, Tachyon (March 2013)

Telling Tales: The Clarion West 30th Anniversary Anthology, Hydra House (July 2013)

Best Horror of the Year 5, Night Shade (September, 2013)

Lovecraft’s Monsters, Tachyon (April, 2014)

Fearful Symmetries, Chizine (May 2014)

Best Horror of the Year 6, Night Shade (June 2014)

Nightmare Carnival, Dark Horse (October 2014)

The Cutting Room, Tachyon (October 2014)

Oct 31

SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 234 – The Antares’ Disaster, Marvel Movie Madness, The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, and More.

234SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 234  – The Antares’ Disaster, Marvel Movie Madness, The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, and More.

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Much of the conversation in tonight’s show revolves around the Antare’s rocket disaster, Marvel Movie Madness (The Age of Ultron Trailer, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War),The Flash, Agents of SHIELD, Grimm, Constantine, and More.

Oct 24

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 233 – We Interview Eve Myles (Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Merlin)

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(Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Merlin)

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Eve Myles

Eve MylesIn 2000 Myles took on the central role of Ceri Owen (Née Lewis) in the BBC Wales drama Belonging. Her longest role to date, Myles played Ceri from the series’ first episode through to its final series in 2008; returning for a one off special in 2009. In 2001, Myles undertook a role in the television film Score and the TV mini-series Tales from Pleasure Beach. From 2003, Myles based herself in Stratford upon Avon, initially playing Lavinia in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Titus Andronicus, for which she received the Sunday Times Ian Charleson award in 2004. She has also played Bianca in The Taming of The Shrew and in 2005, appeared opposite Michael Gambon in Henry IV, Part I and II at the National Theatre. Myles appeared in the ITV drama Colditz in 2005.

She took a supporting role in the Doctor Who episode “The Unquiet Dead“, playing servant girl Gwyneth. This brought her to the attention of Lead Writer Russell T Davies, who would progress to create and produce Torchwood. Considering her to be “one of Wales’ best-kept secrets”, Davies wrote the role of Gwen Cooper in Torchwood specifically for Myles. Speaking on her casting, Myles stated that having the part written for her was like having her “own personal Oscar.” Gwen, an audience surrogate character, is characterised by Myles as Torchwood’s “social worker”, who “can run and fight and stand in her own corner and win.” Her role in Torchwood also led to Myles making a second appearance in Doctor Who, for its Fourth series’ finale, alongside Torchwood co-stars John Barrowman and Gareth David-Lloyd. Myles has appeared in every episode of Torchwood.

Myles also appeared in the premiere episode of Merlin, called “The Dragon’s Call” where she played Lady Helen of Mora and Mary Collins, a witch who impersonated her. Her performance in this role was described positively by Anthony Head, who said that ‘she did it dead straight and very scarily. There was one moment she was delivering a speech to me in full prosthetic make-up… The French background artists didn’t speak English but burst into applause at the end because they were moved by the emotion of it.’

She portrayed the character of Maggy Plornish in Andrew Davies‘ 2008 adaptation of Little Dorrit, which later went on to win seven Emmy awards. Early 2008 also saw the actress host a radio show centred around Welsh boxer Joe Calzaghe and narrate a short story, Sorry for the Loss by Bridget Keehan, both airing on BBC Radio Wales.

2009 saw her star in the award winning independent Welsh film A Bit of Tom Jones as well as the one-off Drama, Framed, for BBC Wales, alongside Trevor Eve. In July 2010, Myles announced she would appear in an original BBC Cymru Wales TV series, Baker Boys, co-written by Helen Raynor and Gary Owen and airing in early 2011. 2011 also saw Myles provide the voice of the Dalish elf Merrill in the Bioware video game Dragon Age 2. In July 2011, to coincide with Torchwood’s fourth series Myles presented part of a BBC Wales Documentary entitled Wales and Hollywood, which featured the actress travelling to the Hollywood Walk of Fame to find the Welsh talent honoured there.

In 2012 Myles returned to the stage in Zach Braff‘s play All New People, ran for ten consecutive weeks at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre following runs at the Manchester Opera House (8–11 February 2012) and the King’s Theatre in Glasgow (14–18 February). In 2013 she took the title role in the BBC1 drama Frankie, filmed in Bristol, which follows the life of a district nurse who cares more about her patients than her own life.

Oct 22

SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 232 – Listener’s Talk About The Flash, Star Wars Rebels, The Walking Dead, Star Trek London, and Doctor Who.

232SciFi Diner Conversations Ep. 232  – Listener’s Talk About The Flash, Star Wars Rebels, The Walking Dead, Star Trek London, and Doctor Who.

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Oct 20

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 231 – M. Shares Her New York Comic Con Experience

231 SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 231  – M. Shares Her New York Comic Con Experience

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New York Comic Con Review

Recently, our illustrious con going cohost M. returned from New York Comicon, bringing with her a slew of loot, some interviews, and a virus to boot! No, it wasn’t Ebola.  In this episode she shares what she experienced at this four day event (can someone say Batman?).  Believe me; she’ll have you wanting to go next year. New York Comic Con NYCC New York Comic Con is the East Coast’s biggest and most exciting popular culture convention.

 

 

 

 

Oct 15

SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 230 – We Interview Dawn Cowing, Founder and Director of the Shatterdome Con

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SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 230  – We Interview Dawn Cowing, Founder and Director of the Shatterdome Con

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The Shatterdome Con

A fan run media event celebrating all things Pacific Rim, Pop-Culture, SciFi, Fantasy, Film, and so much more!With a convention aiming to bring you an overload of high quality, specifically tailored goodness you can bet that Shatterdome Con
put itself in the fans’ seat when seeking out these special guests.Shatterdome Con is excited to offer some of the best in the industry from Actors, Film Makers, Effects Artists, Authors, Screenwriters, Comic Artists, Designers, Costumers, Innovators and so much more… There’s a reason Shatterdome Con’s tagline asks: Can you handle the neural load?
Come join in the guest talks and panels, Q&A Sessions, Special Presentations, Workshops, Autographs, Photo Sessions, and meet your favorite guests.

FEATURED GUESTS

ROBERT MAILLET - ACTOR / PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER
PACIFIC RIM, SHERLOCK HOLMES, 300, THE STRAIN, PERCY JACKSON, WWE

Standing at an immortal size of 6′-10″ tall, ROBERT MAILLET, is a French Canadian from Eastern Canada, who pursued his dream to become a Professional Wrestler in the W.W.E. from 1997-1999.

He first brought the confidence and poise learned in the ring to the big screens with his performance as the terrifying Uber Immortal in Zack Snyder’s 300. He has also appeared as the ominous and powerful Dredger in Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and the unstoppable Minotaur in Tarsem Singh’s Immortals.

Some of Robert’s recent accomplishments include: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, as the Russian Jaeger Pilot Aleksis Kaidanovsky in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, the upcoming Brick Mansions and The Strain on FX.
Shatterdome Con is honored and thrilled to have a member of Chero-Alpha with us represented!

Dlya vashego zdorov’ya!

HEATHER DOERKSEN - ACTRESS
PACIFIC RIM, SMALLVILLE

Heather Doerksen (the O is silent). Standing at almost 5’10”, this Canadian-born actress is hard to miss. Heading into college, her goal was to study Biological Science because it would be “a practical and reliable career choice”, but it took one influential acting class to convince her to switch her major. She graduated with her BFA in Theatre from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Heather landed her first screen roles on ‘Smallville’ and ‘The L Word’ in 2005. Since then, she has continued to shine in feature films and TV series.

TIM RUSS - ACTOR / DIRECTOR / ARTIST
STAR TREK VOYAGER, STAR TREK GENERATIONS, iCARLY, SAMANTHA WHO?

TIM RUSS has been working as both an actor and musician for the past twenty-five years. His talents encompass a wide spectrum of the performing arts including composing, musical performances, writing, producing, directing, and voice-over.
His acting credits include; “LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD,” “THE HIGHWAYMAN,” “THE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR,” “STAR TREK-VOYAGER,” “SAMANTHA WHO,” and “iCARLY.”

Having worked with Crescendo Records, Tim has released several CD’s which are all available on
iTunes and www.cdbabay.com

As a producer Tim headed up a number of projects including the feature film, “EAST OF HOPE STREET” and an award winning children’s book/audio CD entitled, “BUGSTERS,” published by Wood’s N’ Water Press. Mr. Russ has also entered the TV/Film directing arena with credits including, “STAR TREK: VOYAGER,” the feature films, “STAR TREK: OF GODS AND MEN,” “NIGHT AT THE SILENT MOVIE THEATER” and “STAR TREK: RENEGADES.”

Tim recently completed a season doing the voice of “Solomon” in Cartoon Network’s, “SYMBIOTIC TITANS,” as well as several Video Games, and 6 audio books.

JOHN MORTON - ACTOR
STAR WARS – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

John is best known as Dak, Luke Skywalker’s back-seater in the Battle of Hoth, The Empire Strikes Back. He also appeared in the film substituting for Jeremy Bulloch as Boba Fett on Bespin when Boba utters his famous line to Darth Vader, “He’s no good to me dead.” Currently, he is a regular contributor to the Official Star Wars Blog.”Beyond the Galaxy”, fans know John from roles in epic films like A Bridge Too Far, Superman II and Flash Gordon and in the BBC television series Oppenheimer.

A veteran performer, he appeared on London’s West End stage and New York’s Off-Off Broadway as an actor and musician. When not acting, singing or playing guitar, he was a lighting and sound technician affiliated with London’s White Light Electrics working on such classic productions as The Rocky Horror Show, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Nicholas Nickleby and thought-provoking plays by celebrated playwright David Hare. A published author, John’s Backstory In Blue: Ellington At Newport ’56 is a behind-the-scenes look at a legendary moment in American cultural history when a performance of the great Duke Ellington Orchestra almost caused a riot at the third Newport Jazz Festival. John’s plays have been produced in New York and Washington, notably his award-winning Hubris.

In addition to signing and sitting on panel discussions at Shatterdome, he will be supporting the 501st who will be fundraising for the Travis Manion Foundation. The Foundation assists veterans and the families of fallen heroes by serving community and country and by fostering strength of mind and body to create a generation of future leaders. .

DANIEL LOGAN - ACTOR
STAR WARS – ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Daniel Logan, born in New Zealand, started acting when he was 10 years old. He got his break when Auckland children’s rugby teams were being scouted to find a boy for a TV commercial. After auditioning with hundreds of other young rugby players, Daniel got the part, his first acting role, playing a little boy who gets knocked into the mud by Auckland rugby star Michael Jones. He was noticed by other casting agents and that break led to more commercials and TV appearances, including a recurring role in episodes of the New Zealand medical series “Shortland Street” and a guest appearance in international hit “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.” Daniel also starred in the short film, “Falling Sparrows” and provided the lead & supporting voices in 2 animated series’ “Tamota” and “Takapu.” He also had a part in “The Legend of Johnny Lingo.”

At the top of this young actors growing resume sits “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” with the coveted role of Boba Fett. Playing Boba Fett required more then a love of action, it also required patience. Daniel recalls being next to blue and green screen back drops through seemingly endless special effects takes. At one point, a series of 82 different shots of Daniel were done for a special effects sequence of clones that would only last a few seconds on-screen. He knows all the work was worth it, and is very proud and honored to be a part of the Star Wars legacy.

ATTENDING PROFESSIONALS

ALBIN JOHNSON - FOUNDER OF THE 501st – Vader’s Fist
In 1997 Albin Johnson was coping with the loss of a leg from a car accident when he heard the news that the Star Wars trilogy was set to be re-released worldwide. Finding inspiration in the movies they loved since childhood, he and a friend set out to acquire the armor of their favorite character in the films, the Imperial Stormtrooper, just in time to appear at the movie premieres. Public response was so strong that Albin launched a website showcasing his armor and before long Stormtroopers from around the world started calling. The sight of so many dedicated troopers prompted him to recall his father’s tales of WWII and the camaraderie he shared with his fellow pilots. So Albin created a fictional Imperial unit named the 501st service to Darth Vader himself, and re-launched the website as a gallery for displaying pictures of his fellow costumers in the role of heroic soldiers.

Over night the 501st, which Albin nick-named “Vader’s Fist”, became a Star Wars sensation among fans and in thirteen years grew to over 5,000 members in 43 countries. Today the 501st recognized part of the Star Wars universe. The Legion works closely with Lucasfilm and its partners on projects large and small. The Legion’s local units, called Garrisons, volunteer in their communities and engage regularly in charity work. In 2007 George Lucas invited 200 of the 501st Pasadena Rose Bowl Parade. Today the group continues to spread the magic of Star Wars at product releases, conventions, children’s hospitals, and charity events.

Albin has also started a version of the 501st Galactic Academy. The Academy website showcases pictures of young fans who want to get in on the fun. And in 2006, following the death of his daughter Katie from brain cancer, Albin’s family was honored by another Star Wars club, the R2 Builders, when they answered Katie’s wish to have a pink version of R2-D2 named after her. R2-KT was born, and soon after she was inducted as an actual character in the Star Wars universe when she appeared in the series Clone Wars. Today “KT” travels the country appearing at events, raising awareness of pediatric illnesses, and spreading joy to Star Wars fans everywhere.

To learn more, be sure to visit the 501st Legion website at www.501st.com
The Galactic Academy at www.galactic-academy.com, and R2-KT’s website at www.r2kt.com.

CHERALYN LAMBETH - FAN GONE PRO: DESIGNER / COSTUMER / PUPPETEER / AWESOME!
Likes to refer to herself as a “fan who went pro,” crediting her work in the film/TV/entertainment industry to her early love of Star Wars. After a brief stint in the Air Force Reserve, she went on to study drama and Radio/Television/Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Shortly after graduation, Cheralyn relocated to New York to study at The Juilliard School and earned her first 15 minutes of fame performing Off-Broadway with John Leguizamo in Mambo Mouth. She then moved to Minneapolis to create Muppet costumes for Sesame Street Live (as well as a large purple bunny for the film The Net) and returned to New York a year later to work with Jim Henson Productions on the TV series Dinosaurs! and the film The Muppet Christmas Carol. After her time at Henson, Cheralyn worked with Paramount Production Services, creating costumes and props for Paramount properties such as the Star Trek Earth Tour, Titanic: The Movie on Tour, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton. Some of her other credits include work (both behind and in front of the camera) on The Patriot, The New World, Evan Almighty, Leatherheads, and Blood Done Sign my Name, as well as costuming work on the National Park Service film “Manassas: End of Innocence” directed by Star Wars sound specialist Ben Burtt. She was also a principal character in the History Channel docudrama Isaac’s Storm, which premiered in the fall of 2004 and can still occasionally be seen on THC. Her most recent work includes costuming work on a photo shoot for the film The Hunger Games, and on the Showtime television series “Homeland.” On the fan side of things, Cheralyn is proud to be an active and long-time member of the Fighting 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. She also serves as the voice of the Federation starship Montana in the acclaimed Star Trek fan audio series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission, and can be seen as the Romulan Commander in Starship Farragut’s episode The Price of Anything. Most recently Cheralyn has been expanding her interest in paranormal research, combining that with her theatrical background to produce her first book, Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, with Schiffer Publishing. She is currently working on Ghosts of Greater Charlotte (NC) as well as completing a book on puppetry, The Well Dressed Puppet, scheduled for release by FocalPress.com in October 2014. Follow Cher on Twitter at @CherLambeth, or through her website at cheralynlambethmedia.webs.com

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