Stars line up to be 'Stargate' guests

Stars line up to be 'Stargate' guests

NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- SCI FI Channel says Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher McDonald and Janelle Monae are to be guest stars on the new series "SGU: Stargate Universe."
New TV series has live actors, CGI sets

New TV series has live actors, CGI sets

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- The new U.S. drama "Sanctuary" is to be the first television series to feature live-action actors against primarily virtual sets, the Sci Fi Channel announced.

'Sanctuary' series uses virtual sets

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The SCI FI Channel announced Thursday it has ordered a full 13-episode season of the new original, scripted drama series "Sanctuary."

Beckett to make brief return to 'Atlantis'

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Scottish actor Paul McGillion is set to return for a two-episode stint on Sci Fi Channel’s “Stargate Atlantis” this fall.

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SATURN NOMINATIONS "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" led the field with nine nominations for the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films' 28th Annual Saturn Awards.
By United Press International

Nominees for 28th Annual Saturn Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 28th Annual Saturn Awards, announced Thursday by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in Los Angeles:

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By United Press International
Amanda Tapping
Actress Amanda Tapping arrives on the red carpet at the 2006 Gemini Awards in the River Rock Casino near Vancouver, British Columbia, November 4, 2006. (UPI Photo/Heinz Ruckemann)

Amanda Tapping (born 28 August 1965 in Rochford, Essex) is an English-born Canadian actress and producer. She is best known for portraying Samantha Carter in Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. She is currently starring as Dr. Helen Magnus in the Sci Fi Channel series Sanctuary.

Born in Rochford, Essex, England, she moved with her family to Ontario, Canada when she was three years old. She attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute where she excelled in environmental science and drama. However, when she finished in 1984, she decided to focus her attention on drama, attending the University of Windsor School of Dramatic Arts in Windsor, Ontario.

As of 2004, Tapping lives with her husband, Alan Kovacs, in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has one daughter, Olivia B., born on 22 March, 2005. Tapping has two living brothers, Richard and Christopher. Chris is her fraternal twin, who works in Toronto as a database administrator. A third brother, Steven, died in December 2006.

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