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Postby rath » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:01 am

Michael Shanks

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Stargate franchise

Shanks played archaeologist Dr. Daniel Jackson throughout the first five seasons of Stargate SG-1 before leaving the show, citing creative differences concerning the under-use of his character and the direction of the show as a whole. He made several guest appearances throughout the sixth season playing his own character, as well as voicing the Asgard character Thor. Shanks returned for the seventh and subsequent seasons, winning the Leo Award for Best Lead Performance By A Male in a Dramatic Series in 2004 for the seventh season episode "Lifeboat".

During the series' tenth and final season, he signed up for 16 of the 20 episodes, taking some time off in March 2006 for the birth of his third child
(second with wife and occasional co-star Lexa Doig).

On August 2, 2003, Shanks married actress Lexa Doig, whom he met in 2001 while guest-starring on the series Andromeda, in which she starred.

(They would also work together on Stargate SG-1, when Doig was cast as Dr. Carolyn Lam, a recurring character in seasons nine and ten.)

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They have two children together: daughter Mia Tabitha Shanks (b. September 13, 2004) and son Samuel David Shanks (b. March 19, 2006). Shanks' eldest child is daughter Tatiana (b. August 1998), from his relationship with model and actress Vaitiare Bandera, who portrayed Sha're, his character's wife, on Stargate SG-1.

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In 2008 – 2009, Shanks had a recurring role on the second season of the USA Network spy series Burn Notice, playing Victor, spy and maniacal counterpoint to series lead Jeffrey Donovan's character.



Feature Films, Tele/DVD movies and Short Films

2010

-Red Riding Hood
-Faces In The Crowd


2009

-Arctic Blast


2008

-Desperate Escape

-The Lost Treasure of The Grand Canyon

Stargate : Continuum

Stargate : The Ark of Truth
Dr Daniel Jackson


2007
- Judicial Indiscretion


2006
- Under The Mistletoe

2005
- Swarmed

2003
- Sumuru


2002
- All Around The Town


2001
- Suddenly Naked

2000

- The Artist's Circle
- Mr Fortune's Smile
- Suspicious River


1999
Escape From Mars




Television - Series



2010

Smallville
Carter Hall/Hawkman
Guest Star

2010
Supernatural
Rob
Guest Star


2009

Smallville
Carter Hall/Hawkman


2009
Stargate Universe
Dr Daniel Jackson


2009
Sanctuary
Jimmy
Guest Star


2008
Burn Notice
Victor
Guest Star


2008
Stargate: Atlantis
Dr Daniel Jackson
Guest Star


2007
Eureka
Christopher Dactylos
Guest Star

2007
24
Mark Bishop
Guest Star


2005
CSI: Miami
Doug Stets
Guest Star


2007
Stargate : SG-1
Dr Daniel Jackson
Lead
Numerous : 1997-2002, 2003-2007

2004
Stargate: Atlantis
Dr Daniel Jackson
Guest Star
1.01 - "Rising, Part 1"

2003
Stargate : SG-1
Dr Daniel Jackson

2002
Stargate : SG-1
Dr Daniel Jackson


2002
Andromeda
Remiel/Balance of Judgement
Guest Star


2002
The Twilight Zone
Donnie
Guest Star


2000
Andromeda
Gabriel
Guest Star


1999
Stargate : SG-1
Ma'chello
Guest Star
2.18 - "Holiday"

1999
The Outer Limits
Dr Will Olsten
Guest Star


1998
The Outer Limits
Melburn Ross
Guest Star


1995
Eye Level
Simon
Lead


1995
University Hospital
Jake
Guest Star


1993
Madison
Gordon
Guest Star


1993
The Commish
Sean
Guest Star


1993
Highlander: The Series
Jesse Collins
Guest Star
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Postby rath » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:02 am

Amanda Tapping

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Tapping is best known for her portrayal of Samantha Carter in the science fiction television series Stargate SG-1, which debuted in 1997.

She appeared in several television commercials and played a variety of roles in television and film productions, such as The Outer Limits and The X-Files.


After SG-1 aired its final episode, Tapping reprised the role of Samantha Carter on Stargate Atlantis as the new commander of the Atlantis expedition.

In season five however, Tapping's role on the show was reduced to that of "special guest-star" with only occasional appearances due to her choosing to focus attention on the development of a new series for Syfy called Sanctuary. The show consists of 26 episodes over 2 seasons.

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Postby rath » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:24 am

William B. Davis

William Bruce Davis (born January 13, 1938) is a Canadian actor, known for his role as the The Smoking Man on The X-Files. He has also appeared in Stargate SG-1 as Damaris, a Prior of the Ori

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& The Smoking Man from The X-Files (sometimes referred to as Cancer Man), the Cigarette-Smoking Man.

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Postby rath » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:33 am

Steven Williams

Steven Williams has appeared in the Stargate series. One of his well known roles outside Stargate was as the infamous "Mr. X" from The X-Files.

He is known for his role as Captain Adam Fuller on the Fox Network's hit tv series,
21 Jump Street from 1987-91.

Steven also had a recurring role as Mr. X on the Fox hit science fiction series The X-Files.


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Postby rath » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:21 am

Peter DeLuise

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In 1997, Peter DeLuise began working on the series Stargate SG-1, serving as producer, writer, director, and creative consultant. He has appeared, normally as an extra, in every episode of the series he has directed.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osTvrV97ius

He went on to work as executive producer, director and writer for the Stargate SG-1 spin-off Stargate Atlantis, and has additionally been slated to direct at least two episodes in the upcoming spin-off Stargate Universe.

21 Jump Street (72 episodes, 1987-1990)

21 Jump Street Intro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ttohNQRmqM

Stargate SG-1 (15 episodes, 1999-2006)

Stargate SG-1 - Director Series Peter DeLuise- Shadow Play

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJSl2cW-Q4M


DeLuise was married to actress Gina Nemo from 1988 to 1992; she played Doug Penhall's girlfriend on 21 Jump Street.

He is now married to Canadian actress Anne Marie Loder, and currently resides in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

Anne Marie DeLuise (née Loder) is a Canadian born actress, who portrayed two seperate characters in the Stargate franchise. She is married to Peter DeLuise (Lieutenant Dagwood (SG1: "Descent").

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Farrell (SG1: "The Other Side")

Amy Vandenberg (SG1: "Bounty")
Daughter-in-law of Dom DeLuise (Urgo / Togar (SG1: "Urgo")) and Carol Arthur.

Sister-in-law of Michael DeLuise (Nick Marlowe / Colonel Danning (SG1: "Wormhole X-Treme!")) Image

and David DeLuise (Pete Shanahan)
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& Wife of Peter DeLuis.

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Peter DeLuise (Lieutenant Dagwood (SG1: "Descent") named the character Loder in the "Stargate SG-1" episode "The First Ones" after her.

They have a son, Jake Dominick (born 2004). DeLuise is the oldest son of the late actor and comedian Dom DeLuise and actress Carol Arthur, and the brother of actors Michael DeLuise and David DeLuise. He is sometimes credited as Peter De Luise.


His father, Dom DeLuise, made a guest appearance in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Urgo", which Peter directed.

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Dom DeLuise ~ Robin Hood:Men In Tights - Don Giovani

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghcv0bvzsCA


Peter DeLuise is the oldest son of Dom DeLuise, and was raised around people in the business of acting and directing. DeLuise made his film debut in the 1979 film Hot Stuff. He landed his best known acting role, as Officer Doug Penhall, in the 1987 Fox series 21 Jump Street.
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Postby rath » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:16 am

Enemy of the State (1998)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Qznsf0i1wQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R90vWtcHLlE


Memorable quotes from the movie, Enemy of the State


Brill
You know the Hubble Telescope that looks up to the stars? They've got over a hundred spy satellites looking down at us. That's classified.


Brill
Fort Meade has acres of mainframe computers underground. You're talking on the phone and you use the word, "bomb," "president," "Allah," any of a hundred key words, the computer recognizes it, automatically records it, red flags it for analysis; that was twenty years ago.


Congressman Phillip Hammersley:
Telecommunications Security and Privacy Act. Invasion of privacy is more like it. - You read the Post? "This bill is not the first step towards the surveillance society. It is the surveillance society."



Thomas Reynolds:
We never dealt with domestic. With us, it was always war. We won the war. Now we're fighting the peace. It's a lot more volatile. Now we've got ten million crackpots out there with sniper scopes, sarin gas and C-4. Ten-year-olds go on the Net, downloading encryption we can barely break, not to mention instructions on how to make a low-yield nuclear device. Privacy's been dead for years because we can't risk it. The only privacy that's left is the inside of your head. Maybe that's enough. You think we're the enemy of democracy, you and I? I think we're democracy's last hope.


Congressman Phillip Hammersley:
and when buildings start blowing up, - people's priorities change



Congressman! Does this mean the privacy bill is dead, Congressman?


Congressman Phillip Hammersley:
In its current form, yes, but the issue is still very much alive, I can assure you.
unless, of course, no one worries about national security anymore
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Postby rath » Sat May 05, 2012 5:01 am

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta (film) From the makers of The Matrix Trilogy, V for Vendetta paints the story of a vengeful terrorist – or freedom fighter? – which, whether in Thatcherite Britain of the 1980s or Bush’s America after 9/11.

Set in London in a near-future dystopian society, Australian Hugo Weaving plays V—a bold, charismatic freedom fighter driven to exact revenge on those who disfigured him.

The film had been seen by many political groups as an allegory of oppression by government; libertarians and anarchists have used it to promote their beliefs. Activists belonging to the group Anonymous use the same Guy Fawkes mask popularized by the film when they appear in public at numerous high-profile events, emulating one of its key scenes. These masks have been seen at Occupy movement events.

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Modern fears of totalitarianism.

"We felt the novel was very prescient to how the political climate is at the moment. It really showed what can happen when society is ruled by government, rather than the government being run as a voice of the people. I don't think it's such a big leap to say that things like that can happen when leaders stop listening to the people."

Real-life parallels to draw from in the areas of government surveillance, torture, fear mongering and media manipulation, not to mention corporate corruption and religious hypocrisy, you can't really blame the filmmakers for having a field day referencing current events." There are also references to an avian flu pandemic, as well as pervasive use of biometric identification and signal-intelligence gathering and analysis by the regime.

Many film critics, political commentators and other members of the media have also noted the numerous references in the film to events surrounding the then-current George W. Bush administration in the United States. These include the "black bags" worn by the prisoners in Larkhill that have been seen as a reference to the black bags worn by prisoners at Abu Ghraib in Iraq and in U.S.-administered Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, though the pre-Matrix draft of the screenplay also contains this reference to black bags.

Also London is under a yellow-coded curfew alert, similar to the US Government's color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System.

One of the forbidden items in Gordon's secret basement is a protest poster with a mixed U.S.–UK flag with a swastika and the title "Coalition of the Willing, To Power" which combines the "Coalition of the Willing" with Friedrich Nietzsche's concept of Will to Power.


As well, there is use of the term "rendition" in the film, in reference to the way the regime removes undesirables from society. There is even a brief scene (during the Valerie flashback) that contains real-life footage of an anti-Iraq war demonstration, with mention of President George W. Bush. Finally, the film contains references to "America's war" and "the war America started" as well as real footage from the Iraq War. The film also makes a brief reference to wars in Kurdistan, Syria, and Sudan.


Despite the America-specific references, the filmmakers have always referred to the film as adding dialogue to a set of issues much broader than the U.S. administration.

When James McTeigue was asked whether or not BTN was based on Fox News McTeigue replied, "Yes. But not just Fox. Everyone is complicit in this kind of stuff. It could just as well been the Britain's Sky News Channel, also a part of News Corp.



Real-life parallels

The U.S. sub-prime mortgage crisis.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subprime_mortgage_crisis

2007–2012 global financial crisis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007%E2%80 ... ial_crisis

Moody's downgrades EU countries amidst Greek riots

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Anonymous message to the Greeks - RIOTS 12.02.2012 -

SHOCKING London UK Riots August 2011 MUST WATCH

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Prepare for riots in euro collapse, Foreign Office warns

British embassies in the eurozone have been told to draw up plans to help British expats through the collapse of the single currency, amid new fears for Italy and Spain.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politic ... warns.html

Global spread of avian flu in 2005.

The global spread of (highly pathogenic) H5N1 in birds is considered a significant pandemic threat.
While prior H5N1 strains have been known, they were significantly different from the current H5N1 strain on a genetic level, making the global spread of this new strain unprecedented. The current H5N1 strain is a fast-mutating, highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAI) found in multiple bird species. It is both epizootic (an epidemic in non-humans) and panzootic (a disease affecting animals of many species especially over a wide area). Unless otherwise indicated, "H5N1" in this article refers to the recent highly pathogenic strain of H5N1.

In January 2005 an outbreak of avian influenza affected thirty three out of sixty four cities and provinces in Vietnam, leading to the forced killing of nearly 1.2 million poultry. Up to 140 million birds are believed to have died or been killed because of the outbreak. In April 2005 an unprecedented die-off began of over 6,000 migratory birds at Qinghai Lake in central China over three months. This strain of H5N1 is the same strain as is spread west by migratory birds over at least the next ten months. In August 2005 H5N1 spread to Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia. On September 29, 2005, David Nabarro, the newly appointed Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza, warned the world that an outbreak of avian influenza could kill 5 to 150 million people.




When James McTeigue was asked whether or not BTN was based on Fox News McTeigue replied, "Yes.

Rupert Murdoch

Born and raised in Australia, Murdoch became managing director of News Limited, inherited from his father, in 1952.
He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate.


Leveson Inquiry

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leveson_Inquiry

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/blog/20 ... -live-blog


WikiLeaks has Rupert Murdoch 'insurance files'

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Postby rath » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:49 am

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NBC's Homeland -Pure Propaganda

Gordon and Gansa’s new show is based on “Hatufim,” a serious Israeli drama about prisoners of war, but it shares plenty of its DNA with “24.” Like “24,” “Homeland” is obsessed with the global threat of jihadist terrorism. It features an unstable intelligence operative, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), seeking a mole, Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis). It’s got cliffhangers and conspiracies—a few of which, “24”-style, go all the way to the top.

The show was created by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa, former writers for the series 24. (Gordon created the plot arcs for Seasons 3 and 4, and he was the show-runner from 2006 to 2009.) Their previous hit was popular for good reason:

Actress Morena Baccarin co-stars as Jessica Brody in the series Homeland.

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Morena Baccarin

Morena played Adria in Stargate SG-1, and Anna in V.

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