browdernetwork:

A supernatural adventure into the dark art of ‘Memento Mori’, Victorian death photography. An antique cursed camera never forgets its gruesome captures. Ben Browder stars in Dead Still October 6th 9/8c Syfy Premiere…#syfy #deadstill #spookedtv #boothbrothers #benbrowder (Photo by Bonnie Marquette) Copyright 2014 Dead Still Inc.

DARNIT why couldn’t the camera be haunted by Victorian porn??????

browdernetwork:

A supernatural adventure into the dark art of ‘Memento Mori’, Victorian death photography. An antique cursed camera never forgets its gruesome captures.

Ben Browder stars in Dead Still October 6th 9/8c Syfy Premiere…#syfy #deadstill #spookedtv #boothbrothers #benbrowder (Photo by Bonnie Marquette) Copyright 2014 Dead Still Inc.

DARNIT why couldn’t the camera be haunted by Victorian porn??????

carterlys:

Claudia Black interview for Strange Frame

Loosey-goosey means she’ll be wearing less clothing?

OK :)

aliens-scully:

baybscully:

megdoesart:

The X-Files AU: Spooky + Starbuck

I draw such serious art much of the time, I decided I wanted to try something light-hearted and fun. So…Scully and Mulder as kids! I know, I’m silly.

aliens-scully is this you? So freakin’ precious.

lol Yes, this is me—it’s from my art blog. This was literally the second drawing I’d ever done for XF and it shows…I think this was done even before my “aliens-scully” Tumblr existed.

omg look at the bandages on Scully’s doll

thetardisismyhome:

Claudia Black as Liz Fontaine in The Dresden Files
          (Episode 1.9 “The Other Dick”)

plotsforall:

Use as many options or as few as you want!

This is my first attempt at one of these, please let me know what you guys think and what options you get!

unf I need a science fiction set of these <3

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browdernetwork:

Finally! A release date for Roborex for the U.S. fans. Roborex starring Ben Browder and Ethan Phillips is set to release October 21, 2014.Pre-orders are available on Amazon 

oh god help meit will hump your iPhonechew your USB cablesand poop dead batteriesjust in time for Halloween

browdernetwork:

Finally! A release date for Roborex for the U.S. fans.

Roborex starring Ben Browder and Ethan Phillips is set to release October 21, 2014.

Pre-orders are available on Amazon

oh god help me
it will hump your iPhone
chew your USB cables
and poop dead batteries
just in time for Halloween

gelphratchoo:

Essential. Frickin. Announcement: 

image

Aeryn is wearing boy boxers. 

John’s boxers.

They are not a couple.

She just took them. to wear. because comfy.

Thank you for your time.

she gives me a woody

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castingcallwoe:

Male 1 - Chris

Male 2 - Adam

Male 3 - Bill

Female - Leggy Girl

It’s hard out here for an actress.

so pretty

so pretty

Me and Other Peoples’ Characters: A Love Story

splash-the-cat:

spacereblogsthings:

notexactlylegal:

sarsel:

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageimage

Oh my fucking god.
It’s me.
Like the perfect description.   

adorable xD

I’m fully convinced this is how some authors see fanfic writers. :)

carterlys:

"All the women on the set are aware of it…"

The phrase that launched a thousand usernames…

CTV’s Promo for Season 3 of Saving Hope [x]

ALEX VOICEOVER: I don’t know. Don’t know what’s next. Look at me, caught between two worlds.

CHRISTINA PERRI SINGING: Cuz I’m only human…

ALEX VOICEOVER: 2 possibilities. Confused. Lost. Trapped. What’s a dead girl to do?

CHRISTINA PERRI SINGING: Cuz I’m only human…

ANNOUNCER: Saving Hope special two-night premiere starts Monday September 22nd and continues Thursday.

CHARLIE: I won’t give up on you.

drst:

bitchwhoyoukiddin:

doctorscienceknowsfandom:

rainewynd:

em-kellesvig:

thesmilingfish:

em-kellesvig:

thesmilingfish:

dorothyoz39:

thesmilingfish:

thesmilingfish:

Quite possibly the most unfriendly looking behind the scenes picture ever. 

I can’t find the link, but I remember reading something about Joe arguing with Mallozzi about Sheppard not knowing there was an all female SG team under his command was disrespectful to his character and that Sheppard would know who were on what teams and that it was a hit to his character all for a stupid joke. Turns out Joe F. was right because the ‘joke’ fell flat and left fans perplexed at Sheppard lack of knowledge.
I could be misremembering though, so hello world at large please feel free to correct me.

I remember reading exactly the same thing!
Reading about Atlantis is a constant reminder of how much Mallozzi and Co screwed up by ignoring Joe. This is just one example, killing Weir is probably the biggest of them…

Joe fought them over the killing off Elizabeth and Carson as well. Joe has said at conventions this was about the time that they stopped telling him things - and so probably it’s close to the end of them stopping listening to him as well. It’s frustrating because at that point Joe was a lot more invested in the show than the actual show runners who were already planning out SGU. 

Another problem Flanigan had with Mallozzi around this time was the issue of behind the scenes photographs. As you can see with this one, it has the MGM watermark. The actors’ contracts clearly stated that only MGM and SciFi had permission to take BTS photos and use them for promo purposes. 
Mallozzi, however, had started taking photos of his own of the cast and crew and was posting them on his personal blog without their permission, without recompense, for his own benefit and profit, and in direct violation of the actors’ contracts.
Naturally, the cast and crew were upset about Mallozzi using these photos to drive traffic to his personal blog but no one really wanted to call him on it given that Mallozzi and Paul Mullie were co-executive producers and had been since Season 2 (during Season 1, they were consulting producers with Michael Greenburg and N. John Smith as Executive producers). 
So cast and crew quietly asked Flanigan to speak to Mallozzi on their behalf. Whether they asked him because he was the union shop foreman, or the show’s star, or they thought he’d be the most persuasive is open to conjecture. They asked and Flanigan spoke to Mallozzi, who didn’t take it well at all.
He did stop taking photos on set without permission — he certainly never took another photo of Joe Flanigan — but when he did, and when he posted said photos to his blog, he made a point of saying (with truculent asides) that he had permission from the actors, that he wasn’t trying to profit from them, and (I’m paraphrasing here) wasn’t it sad that some people had to spoil the fun for everyone.
It was all downhill for Flanigan and Sheppard from there.
Yes, TPTB stopped listening to Flanigan, and Sheppard was not only disrespected as a character but virtually pushed aside throughout Season 5. Not just because of Universe but because Mallozzi held a grudge. It’s all there on his blog. I read it in real time and was appalled by Mallozzi’s childish behavior. 
Mallozzi violated the actors’ contracts, got called on it, and took it out on the one person who said something to him, even though Flanigan was speaking for them all. Sad.

Well, damn. I’d forgotten about that. Does it make me a bad person that I am gleeful that Mallozzi and co. have, for the most part, found zero work in the entertainment industry since SGU went off the air?
This just adds to the pissoffedness I had when I found out that Joe F. had a group of investors and was trying to negotiate with MGM to do SGA. From what I’ve pieced together it was probably around the same time that Devilin and Emmerich were in meetings for their own Stargate movie reboot - and MGM decided to go with two failed producers. (Seriously, they have more misses than hits in their catalog.) 
So now we’re sitting here with a dilemma. The reboot we never wanted. The reboot we were hoping for - with someone besides the old PTB at the helm. If the movie does badly does that put a kibosh on any more Stargate for the foreseeable future? If the movie does well does that mean we’ll just get more of the movies that completely ignore 17 years worth of television canon?
Someone smarter than me, which is pretty much anyone reading this, needs to explain to me what the best course of action is for fandom in general with this. Petitions aren’t going to do shit - I know that much. We’re pretty much guaranteed that MGM didn’t give the exclusive rights to the franchise to D&amp;E - this is one of their biggest franchises and they’re going to hold on to it tightly. But what can we do to show MGM what we really want? It needs to be a concentrated effort and not spread out to include SG-1 and SGU because that’s just too much to ask for off the bat I would think. Specifics would be best I would imagine. But at the end of the day from MGM’s POV it’s all about the bottom line. Will it make money? That’s all they really care about. How do we go about, as a fandom, engaging the studio and revitalizing the fandom?
Wow. This reblogging of a picture because I was having private conversations with someone about “Whispers” really took off in a heavy yet delightfully unexpected way. 

The thing is: it doesn’t matter if an SGA reboots makes money. MGM believes it won’t. Wright and Cooper had no faith in it. Mallozzi and Pullie had no faith in it. They had no faith in the fans. 
"This is not the demographic we’re looking for." — Brad Wright, as he canceled SGA to make way for SGU.
They wanted the male 18-25 demo, the emo boy gamers in Mom’s basement. What they didn’t realize, what they still don’t realize, is that Mom’s the old school sci fi reader. Mom writes the fanfic. Mom has the money.
But they don’t know how to write to our demographic. They never did. They tried to put Amanda Tapping in a push-up bra and a tank top and she refused, thank whatever gods you chose. Because that’s how they write women: for men. For adolescent men. Not for women or people of color. 
So, no, they won’t listen to us. That’s why the petitions didn’t work. That’s why email campaigns won’t work. We’re not the demographic they want, even though we’re the demographic with the money to spend, with the ability to invest, and the interest to do so. Nearly two decades of time, energy, and money later, and they still don’t get that their fan base is mostly women, 25 and up. 
If they aren’t willing to hire female writers, listen to professional women storytellers, why the hell would they listen to us?

Which is just…ignoring the fact that the best shows, period, appeal to everyone. What makes Star Trek enduring, to me, is that it made you feel like you could dream to be any of the crew (and I’m not counting the reboot here). When SGA killed off Weir, they killed off a lot of my interest in the show because it said they didn’t want that character at all or anyone like her.

They don’t want us, because most of that stuff about being motivated by the bottom line and profits is just a cover story. What they really want is to do something that impresses their friends — and by “friends” I mean “powerful white men they *wish* were their friends”. It’s all, *all* about performing masculinity — and because our culture has a subtractive definition of masculinity, any interest by women automatically makes a thing (activity, art, posture, emotion, whatever) less masculine. So it’s *really important* to not just appeal to young men, but to drive away women, especially older women.
I have also heard it said that the reason the advertising industry focuses so relentlessly on males, especially younger males, is that they are suckers. They are more influenced by brands and ads than women are, and more likely to impulse buy.
Women are taught to shop — by our mothers, peers, and culture. It’s a skill we’re expected to practice and hone, to become canny consumers in a consumer culture. Because shopping skills are gendered feminine, being brand-loyal and impulsive becomes gendered masculine, which makes men even more prone to be suckers as consumers. And that means ads aimed at men are more likely to pay off.

Yeah, Mallozzi et al just.  No.  And the above doesn’t even really dig into the incredibly shitty behavior the SG producers displayed towards the female cast members.  It touches on it a bit, but through the lens of how poorly Flannigan was treated.  And I have to say that compared to his female coworkers and cast members, Flannigan got off LIGHT.  Torri Higginson was flat out FIRED from a show where she was touted as the main female lead.  Let me reiterate that: SHE WAS THE MAIN BILLED FEMALE LEAD.  As for Rachel Lutrell, just.  Her whole character (similar to Teal’c’s but her creation was at least 6+ years from when that character was laid out) was stupidly undefined and horribly underwritten.  She was an ~alien leader~ and ~Sheppard’s love interest~ (I was there for that press, and YES THAT WAS HOW SHE WAS BILLED) and just.  *shakes head*
Yeah, there’s a reason I check producer/writing credits on stuff that I’m interested in watching to make sure Mallozzi and Wright aren’t involved.  Same with Brandon Braga.  They have precedent for treating women like add-ons rather than characters, and I’m voting with my wallet against them.  (And do we want to talk about how SGU pulled some seriously terrible sexual consent shenanigans, fans called them on it, and then those fans got blamed when the show didn’t continue because the producers thought they were butt-hurt from SGA being cancelled?  Like, guys, PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO BE OFFENDED AND NOT LIKE YOUR THING AND NOT WATCH YOUR THING.)
Basically, this is poorly argued, but the SG Producers are toxic gross people and I’m glad they’ve not had work.  Ugh, they are gross.

I will never, ever be over my hatred for the Bridge Boyz Club. Mallozzi &amp; co. were ANGRY at Amanda Tapping because she left to work on “Sanctuary.” They were actually offended that after dealing with them for more than 10 years, she wanted to go do her own show where she could star and produce. Like, wow WHO COULD HAVE FORSEEN THAT?
And the announcing to SGA fans that we weren’t the demographic they wanted for SGU then blaming us for not watching and the show getting canned. Hi, you told us not to watch. You can’t bitch about us not being loyal enough for you. I gloated so hard when the numbers came out that SGU had the lowest ratings among women of all the Skiffy shows. OOPS.
The shit these men pulled on their casts and fans, especially the women, is unforgivable.

I credit Joe Mallozzi with introducing &amp; nurturing the Old Hollywood Boyz Club culture into the Stargate writers&#8217; room, where screenplays are inviolable Holy Writ, with actors separate &amp; inferior to the story creation process.
Everything I&#8217;ve read on Mallozzi&#8217;s blog or heard him spew in DVD commentaries points to arrogant attempts to enforce an environment where even changing ONE WORD of dialogue violates the sanctity of his prose. [e.g. SG-1 DVD 4x22 Exodus commentary 1: RDA changed &#8220;We are going in&#8221; to &#8220;We are so going in&#8221;]

drst:

bitchwhoyoukiddin:

doctorscienceknowsfandom:

rainewynd:

em-kellesvig:

thesmilingfish:

em-kellesvig:

thesmilingfish:

dorothyoz39:

thesmilingfish:

thesmilingfish:

Quite possibly the most unfriendly looking behind the scenes picture ever. 

I can’t find the link, but I remember reading something about Joe arguing with Mallozzi about Sheppard not knowing there was an all female SG team under his command was disrespectful to his character and that Sheppard would know who were on what teams and that it was a hit to his character all for a stupid joke. Turns out Joe F. was right because the ‘joke’ fell flat and left fans perplexed at Sheppard lack of knowledge.

I could be misremembering though, so hello world at large please feel free to correct me.

I remember reading exactly the same thing!

Reading about Atlantis is a constant reminder of how much Mallozzi and Co screwed up by ignoring Joe. This is just one example, killing Weir is probably the biggest of them…

Joe fought them over the killing off Elizabeth and Carson as well. Joe has said at conventions this was about the time that they stopped telling him things - and so probably it’s close to the end of them stopping listening to him as well. It’s frustrating because at that point Joe was a lot more invested in the show than the actual show runners who were already planning out SGU. 

Another problem Flanigan had with Mallozzi around this time was the issue of behind the scenes photographs. As you can see with this one, it has the MGM watermark. The actors’ contracts clearly stated that only MGM and SciFi had permission to take BTS photos and use them for promo purposes. 

Mallozzi, however, had started taking photos of his own of the cast and crew and was posting them on his personal blog without their permission, without recompense, for his own benefit and profit, and in direct violation of the actors’ contracts.

Naturally, the cast and crew were upset about Mallozzi using these photos to drive traffic to his personal blog but no one really wanted to call him on it given that Mallozzi and Paul Mullie were co-executive producers and had been since Season 2 (during Season 1, they were consulting producers with Michael Greenburg and N. John Smith as Executive producers). 

So cast and crew quietly asked Flanigan to speak to Mallozzi on their behalf. Whether they asked him because he was the union shop foreman, or the show’s star, or they thought he’d be the most persuasive is open to conjecture. They asked and Flanigan spoke to Mallozzi, who didn’t take it well at all.

He did stop taking photos on set without permission — he certainly never took another photo of Joe Flanigan — but when he did, and when he posted said photos to his blog, he made a point of saying (with truculent asides) that he had permission from the actors, that he wasn’t trying to profit from them, and (I’m paraphrasing here) wasn’t it sad that some people had to spoil the fun for everyone.

It was all downhill for Flanigan and Sheppard from there.

Yes, TPTB stopped listening to Flanigan, and Sheppard was not only disrespected as a character but virtually pushed aside throughout Season 5. Not just because of Universe but because Mallozzi held a grudge. It’s all there on his blog. I read it in real time and was appalled by Mallozzi’s childish behavior. 

Mallozzi violated the actors’ contracts, got called on it, and took it out on the one person who said something to him, even though Flanigan was speaking for them all. Sad.

Well, damn. I’d forgotten about that. Does it make me a bad person that I am gleeful that Mallozzi and co. have, for the most part, found zero work in the entertainment industry since SGU went off the air?

This just adds to the pissoffedness I had when I found out that Joe F. had a group of investors and was trying to negotiate with MGM to do SGA. From what I’ve pieced together it was probably around the same time that Devilin and Emmerich were in meetings for their own Stargate movie reboot - and MGM decided to go with two failed producers. (Seriously, they have more misses than hits in their catalog.) 

So now we’re sitting here with a dilemma. The reboot we never wanted. The reboot we were hoping for - with someone besides the old PTB at the helm. If the movie does badly does that put a kibosh on any more Stargate for the foreseeable future? If the movie does well does that mean we’ll just get more of the movies that completely ignore 17 years worth of television canon?

Someone smarter than me, which is pretty much anyone reading this, needs to explain to me what the best course of action is for fandom in general with this. Petitions aren’t going to do shit - I know that much. We’re pretty much guaranteed that MGM didn’t give the exclusive rights to the franchise to D&E - this is one of their biggest franchises and they’re going to hold on to it tightly. But what can we do to show MGM what we really want? It needs to be a concentrated effort and not spread out to include SG-1 and SGU because that’s just too much to ask for off the bat I would think. Specifics would be best I would imagine. But at the end of the day from MGM’s POV it’s all about the bottom line. Will it make money? That’s all they really care about. How do we go about, as a fandom, engaging the studio and revitalizing the fandom?

Wow. This reblogging of a picture because I was having private conversations with someone about “Whispers” really took off in a heavy yet delightfully unexpected way. 

The thing is: it doesn’t matter if an SGA reboots makes money. MGM believes it won’t. Wright and Cooper had no faith in it. Mallozzi and Pullie had no faith in it. They had no faith in the fans. 

"This is not the demographic we’re looking for." — Brad Wright, as he canceled SGA to make way for SGU.

They wanted the male 18-25 demo, the emo boy gamers in Mom’s basement. What they didn’t realize, what they still don’t realize, is that Mom’s the old school sci fi reader. Mom writes the fanfic. Mom has the money.

But they don’t know how to write to our demographic. They never did. They tried to put Amanda Tapping in a push-up bra and a tank top and she refused, thank whatever gods you chose. Because that’s how they write women: for men. For adolescent men. Not for women or people of color. 

So, no, they won’t listen to us. That’s why the petitions didn’t work. That’s why email campaigns won’t work. We’re not the demographic they want, even though we’re the demographic with the money to spend, with the ability to invest, and the interest to do so. Nearly two decades of time, energy, and money later, and they still don’t get that their fan base is mostly women, 25 and up. 

If they aren’t willing to hire female writers, listen to professional women storytellers, why the hell would they listen to us?

Which is just…ignoring the fact that the best shows, period, appeal to everyone. What makes Star Trek enduring, to me, is that it made you feel like you could dream to be any of the crew (and I’m not counting the reboot here). When SGA killed off Weir, they killed off a lot of my interest in the show because it said they didn’t want that character at all or anyone like her.

They don’t want us, because most of that stuff about being motivated by the bottom line and profits is just a cover story. What they really want is to do something that impresses their friends — and by “friends” I mean “powerful white men they *wish* were their friends”. It’s all, *all* about performing masculinity — and because our culture has a subtractive definition of masculinity, any interest by women automatically makes a thing (activity, art, posture, emotion, whatever) less masculine. So it’s *really important* to not just appeal to young men, but to drive away women, especially older women.

I have also heard it said that the reason the advertising industry focuses so relentlessly on males, especially younger males, is that they are suckers. They are more influenced by brands and ads than women are, and more likely to impulse buy.

Women are taught to shop — by our mothers, peers, and culture. It’s a skill we’re expected to practice and hone, to become canny consumers in a consumer culture. Because shopping skills are gendered feminine, being brand-loyal and impulsive becomes gendered masculine, which makes men even more prone to be suckers as consumers. And that means ads aimed at men are more likely to pay off.

Yeah, Mallozzi et al just.  No.  And the above doesn’t even really dig into the incredibly shitty behavior the SG producers displayed towards the female cast members.  It touches on it a bit, but through the lens of how poorly Flannigan was treated.  And I have to say that compared to his female coworkers and cast members, Flannigan got off LIGHT.  Torri Higginson was flat out FIRED from a show where she was touted as the main female lead.  Let me reiterate that: SHE WAS THE MAIN BILLED FEMALE LEAD.  As for Rachel Lutrell, just.  Her whole character (similar to Teal’c’s but her creation was at least 6+ years from when that character was laid out) was stupidly undefined and horribly underwritten.  She was an ~alien leader~ and ~Sheppard’s love interest~ (I was there for that press, and YES THAT WAS HOW SHE WAS BILLED) and just.  *shakes head*

Yeah, there’s a reason I check producer/writing credits on stuff that I’m interested in watching to make sure Mallozzi and Wright aren’t involved.  Same with Brandon Braga.  They have precedent for treating women like add-ons rather than characters, and I’m voting with my wallet against them.  (And do we want to talk about how SGU pulled some seriously terrible sexual consent shenanigans, fans called them on it, and then those fans got blamed when the show didn’t continue because the producers thought they were butt-hurt from SGA being cancelled?  Like, guys, PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED TO BE OFFENDED AND NOT LIKE YOUR THING AND NOT WATCH YOUR THING.)

Basically, this is poorly argued, but the SG Producers are toxic gross people and I’m glad they’ve not had work.  Ugh, they are gross.

I will never, ever be over my hatred for the Bridge Boyz Club. Mallozzi & co. were ANGRY at Amanda Tapping because she left to work on “Sanctuary.” They were actually offended that after dealing with them for more than 10 years, she wanted to go do her own show where she could star and produce. Like, wow WHO COULD HAVE FORSEEN THAT?

And the announcing to SGA fans that we weren’t the demographic they wanted for SGU then blaming us for not watching and the show getting canned. Hi, you told us not to watch. You can’t bitch about us not being loyal enough for you. I gloated so hard when the numbers came out that SGU had the lowest ratings among women of all the Skiffy shows. OOPS.

The shit these men pulled on their casts and fans, especially the women, is unforgivable.

I credit Joe Mallozzi with introducing & nurturing the Old Hollywood Boyz Club culture into the Stargate writers’ room, where screenplays are inviolable Holy Writ, with actors separate & inferior to the story creation process.

Everything I’ve read on Mallozzi’s blog or heard him spew in DVD commentaries points to arrogant attempts to enforce an environment where even changing ONE WORD of dialogue violates the sanctity of his prose. [e.g. SG-1 DVD 4x22 Exodus commentary 1: RDA changed “We are going in” to “We are so going in”]

thehotlinetofrostrup:

claudia black in queen of the damned as pandora

5:47 is simply not enough Claudia Black

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