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Stargate Sg-1: 10 great guest performances

Juliette Harrisson Jan 31, 2017

We salute 10 memorable guest roles on Stargate Sg-1, featuring Seth, The Keeper and more...

As with our previous features, this is a list designed to celebrate the very best performances by guest actors in Stargate Sg-1. However, we did come across a couple of challenges in compiling the list for this particular series. We’ve defined ‘guest performance’ as an actor playing a character who is not a regular or recurring character – so the actor must have played the character no more than twice in this particular series (though they may have appeared more often in other branches of the franchise). Stargate Sg-1 liked to re-use its best guest characters as often as possible, frequently bringing back characters like Claudia Black’s Vala Mal Doran after what was initially a one-off appearance, which is great as the audience get to enjoy them again, but seriously reduces the number of eligible performances.
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January 10th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Under The Shadow, Dead Of Winter

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For the second week of January, horror and sci-fi fans have another relatively quiet week of home entertainment releases to look forward to this Tuesday. Scream Factory has given the underrated thriller Dead of Winter an HD overhaul on their upcoming Blu-ray, and Severin Films is resurrecting the cult classic The Survivor with a brand new 2K transfer.

Other releases for January 10th include Under the Shadow, B.C. Butcher, The Harrow, The Summoning, and the double feature Blu-ray of Crystal Lake Memories and Never Sleep Again.

Dead of Winter (Scream Factory, Blu-ray)

Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.

Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen* and Roddy McDowell star in the chilling Dead Of Winter. When struggling actress Katie (Steenburgen) is offered the opportunity to replace an actress who has suffered an emotional breakdown during a film shoot, she jumps at
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Contest: Win Dead Of Winter on Blu-ray

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The opportunity of a lifetime could turn into a fight for survival in Dead of Winter. Co-starring Mary Steenburgen and Roddy McDowell, Dead of Winter hits home media in high-def on January 10th from Scream Factory, and we've been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to lucky Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Dead of Winter.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “Dead of Winter Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on January 15th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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Dead of Winter Blu-ray: "Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.
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Watch Blu-ray Clips & Trailer for Dead Of Winter, Co-Starring Roddy McDowall

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What seems like the opportunity of a lifetime for an actress could actually end her life in Dead of Winter. With Scream Factory releasing the 1987 thriller on Blu-ray beginning January 10th, we have high-def clips and a trailer from the film that stars Mary Steenburgen and Roddy McDowell.

Dead of Winter Blu-ray: "Katie McGovern will do anything to make it as an actress…even if it kills her.

Academy Award® winner Mary Steenburgen* and Roddy McDowell star in the chilling Dead Of Winter. When struggling actress Katie (Steenburgen) is offered the opportunity to replace an actress who has suffered an emotional breakdown during a film shoot, she jumps at the chance for the role of a lifetime. Arriving at the filming location – an isolated mansion in upstate New York – and getting to know her two mysterious benefactors, Dr. Lewis (Jan Rubes, Witness), and Mr. Murray (McDowell, Fright Night), she begins
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A Peter Weir Retrospective

Flickering Myth presents a detailed look at the work of internationally renowned Australian filmmaker Peter Weir...

Articles

Weir Did He Go? Flickering Myth Welcomes Back Peter Weir

Trevor Hogg introduces the Peter Weir Blogathon.

A Weir View: A Peter Weir Profile

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of director Peter Weir in a two-part article from 2009.

Saoirse Ronan, Jim Sturgess and Peter Weir on The Way Back

Actors Saoirse Ronan and Jim Sturgess and director Peter Weir discuss The Way Back.

Master and Commander: Peter Weir Returns with The Way Back

Trevor Hogg discusses the making of The Way Back.

Exclusive Interviews...

Picture Perfect: A conversation with cinematographer Russell Boyd

Cutting Edge: A conversation with film editor Lee Smith

The Weir Way: Russell Boyd and Lee Smith Talk About Peter Weir

Career Retrospective...

The Cars That Ate Paris, 1974.

Starring John Meillon, Terry Camilleri, Kevin Miles, Rick Scully, Max Gillies and Bruce Spence.
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Peter Weir Retrospective: Witness (1985)

Trevor Hogg continues his Peter Weir retrospective with a look at the director's Academy Award-nominated Us debut...

Witness, 1985.

Directed by Peter Weir.

Starring Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Jan Rubes, Danny Glover, Lukas Haas, Viggo Mortensen and Angus MacInnes.

Synopsis:

Internal Affairs Det. John Book’s perfectly defined world of right and wrong is turned dangerously upside down when a young Amish boy identifies a fellow police officer as the murderer of his undercover protégé.

What was originally conceived as an episode of Gunsmoke resulted in Harrison Ford’s only Oscar-nominated performance. And to make things even more interesting; the story revolves around a community of people who believe that modern conveniences are instruments of vanity – the Amish.

In his Hollywood film debut acclaimed Australian director Peter Weir teamed with an actor better known for flying spaceships, brandishing a bullwhip, and killing rogue androids than conveying a vast array of emotions.
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Actor Rubes Dies

Actor Rubes Dies
Veteran actor Jan Rubes has died, aged 89.

Rubes passed away on Tuesday. His cause of death was unknown as WENN went to press.

Born in Czechoslovakia, the star found fame in the 1940s as an opera singer and won first prize at the Geneva International Music Festival in 1948.

He furthered his career by moving to Canada before branching out into acting.

His most noted role was opposite Harrison Ford in 1985 film Witness, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won two.

Rubes was also a TV star, appearing in shows including The X-Files, Due South and Stargate Sg-1.

He is survived by wife Susan, two sons and three grandsons.

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