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'Stargate: Continuum' - The Cold Facts

April 9, 2007 12:00 AM

We hope fans of the "Stargate" duo of series from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will give the cast of direct-to-video release "Stargate: Continuum" a warmer reception than they got while filming the project.

The cast, which includes Ben Browder and Amanda Tapping, traveled to the subzero climate of the Arctic to shoot at the Navy's Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station from March 23-29.

"We are excited to be working with the U.S. Navy on filming these epic scenes in the arduous conditions of the Arctic. 'SG-1' fans will certainly enjoy these action-packed sequences, as the 'Stargate' franchise has a rich history of unique and compelling action-adventures," said Charles Cohen, senior executive VP of finance and corporate development at MGM.

The project is being co-financed by MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Highlights of the shoot include scenes on location in the Arctic ice, located approximately 200 nautical miles north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, amid temperatures that hovered around 50 degrees below zero.

In addition to the frigid outdoor environments, the filming involved U.S. Navy submarine USS Alexandria.