Slice of SciFi #236: Conversation with David Blue (“Stargate: Universe”)

davidblue2In the News:

  • J.J. Abrams, Robert Ocri and Alex Kurtzman debunk some of the rumors about the next “Star Trek” movie.
  • Wil Wheaton talks about his guest role on this week’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory.”
  • Akiva Goldman talks about the lessons he learned as the writer of “Batman and Robin.”

Brooke Lewis’s Slice Queen:  Brooke is back this week with a story about seeing the new horror movie, “Paranormal Activity.”

Movie Talk: This week, we talk about the future of the “X-Men” franchise. Find out more about the four potential entries that could be coming in the future…

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George tests the studio crew and you. Email your clips to Kurt at sliceoftrivia at Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk: It’s been a mixed week for “Dollhouse” news.  The good news is that Fox will run the entire second season.  The bad news is that we won’t get new episodes until December.

Interview: This week, we have a conversation with actor David Blue, who plays Eli on Syfy’s Stargate: Universe.

In the Future: The BBC is considering adapting Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently books for television.

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. Keep your comments brief, or funny, and maybe you’ll hear your message on the voicemail show!

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  1. Jason says

    Green Lantern is probably moving back to the US due to a weakening US dollar against the Aussie dollar… as if the Aussie dollar was weakening then the movie would be cheaper for the studio to make.

  2. pheed says

    Just being picky about your reporting on the Green Lantern moving to the US for filming due to the weak Australian Dollar. It’s actually the other way around.

    The US Dollar has weakened against the Australian Dollar so it’s not longer cheaper to film in Australia. So it looks like they are moving back to the US as the savings wont be that great.

    1 AUD used to be 0.72 USD
    now since our economy seems to be one of the few recovering we are are
    1 AUD = 0.93 USD

    There is talk our dollar will go over the USD in the coming months.

  3. says

    I’m loving SGU. Great interview!

    I think “bazinga” is the word you’re looking for when Sheldon pulls a pranks. I only know that because I’ve watch the entire second season and third season so far of BBT in the past few weeks.

  4. Chris says

    Paranormal Activity is one of my favorite movies in a long time. How could you guys not like it?

  5. Robin says

    As a long-time Stargate franchise fan (since about s4 of SG-1), I have to say that I’ve enjoyed both previous series immensely and like SGU so far. The first season of any show has its ups and downs, but on the whole it seems to be going well.

    And yes, there is a certain portion of the fanbase that often get shrill at the rumor of any change whatsoever, but there is a much greater majority that can remain calm and absorb the episodes as they come. We’re just quieter about it.

    I’m also loving David Blue. He’s like David Hewlett 2.0. :)

  6. says

    Thanks for the great interview. Got a little more insight from David being a SG fan already. The thing I was most stoked to hear about was his bit on Aliens having evolved very differently than the locals to paraphrase. The more different the better.