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Premiering Stargate: Continuum Movie on an Aircraft Carrier August 12, 2008

Posted by gollysunshine in Comic Con, Stargate Continuum.
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Courtesy San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

USS Midway, Courtesy San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

One of the best things about going to the San Diego Comic-Con 2008 a few weeks ago was the opportunity to see the made-for-DVD movie Stargate: Continuum on the big screen.  And not just any big screen, it was premiered on the flight deck of the decommissioned USS Midway aircraft carrier which is permanently docked at the harbor as a museum.

Skyhawk Aircraft, Courtesy San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

Skyhawk Aircraft, Courtesy San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

It was way cool to walk among real life fighter planes on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier which has had a long and distinguished service history.

A group of Comic Con fans were able to attend this special screening with cast and crew.  Portable wooden chairs were set up on stands on the flight deck. The film was shown on a screen which hung like a curtain. This is just like how the real-life crew of aircraft carriers see movies and special events while on active duty. Did I say this was way cool?

I think that everyone was there. Richard Dean Anderson was sitting three rows in front of me, flanked by Bob Picardo and Amanda Tapping and her husband. Michael Shanks was flanked by wife Lexa Doig and Cliff Simon in the row in front of RDA. Chris Judge who came just in the nick of time, sat in the row behind RDA. Beau Bridges was sitting nearby. I didn’t see Ben Browder until the screening was over, but there were a lot of people who worked on the movie there.

After all, how often do we civilians get to watch a movie on a real aircraft carrier?

Courtesy of C.A.Taylor

Courtesy of C.A.Taylor

In fact, Martin Wood expressed regret to me that the press interviews on the red carpet had taken so long, because he wanted to explore the planes up there.

It was a great way to see the film and a rare special treat. And I want to thank those who made it possible.

Okay, I love ships and planes, but did I say how cool this was?

Courtesy of C.A. Taylor

Courtesy of C.A. Taylor

Courtesy of C.A. Taylor

Courtesy of C.A. Taylor

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1. morjana - August 12, 2008

Thank you so much for your comments and lovely photos. I’m so glad you had a terrific time. I SOOOO wanted to go…but if wishes were horses.

2. gollysunshine - August 12, 2008

You are welcome, Morjana. I’m sorry that you weren’t able to go. You would have had a great time. Thanks for writing.


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