The 2nd installment of Brad Wright’s “Conversations in Sci-Fi” arrived this morning, with a lengthy and intriguing conversation with Stargate SG-1 and Farscape actor Ben Browder.
Browder appears as Wright’s visitor on his new podcast, hosted by The Companion. The two communicate about anything from the partnership involving a writer and an actor to Stargate’s cast and administrators, Ben’s possess son getting an Air Pressure pilot, and the joys and trials of filming Stargate: Continuum — from vacation and polar bears to F-15s, submarines, and Richard Dean Anderson learning his lines at 3 a.m.
Browder performed Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell on the sequence. Wright started off off by telling him that he is now performing to get a new Stargate challenge picked up, and Mitchell is in it.
“When we spoke extra a short while ago I hinted to you that I’m attempting to get one more 1 heading — a further Stargate likely, with MGM,” Wright informed him. “And very little has occurred yet because COVID put a big gap in Los Angeles (as you may perhaps perfectly know). … We had ideas that have been slowed. Let us place it that way.”
“But it was enjoyment typing Mitchell yet again, I have to say. … There’s no assure that nearly anything I’ve composed will even take place. But it was enjoyable to do. And it is exciting to participate in in that sandbox all over again.”
Wright later responded to a fan issue about whether or not Ben’s character would show up in a upcoming Stargate output. “I’ve published the character Mitchell in a script,” Wright claimed. “Whether that sees the mild of working day or not, I have no thought. I would enjoy it to come about and I hope it however does. … If we could get some of the band (or most of the band) again collectively that would be a superior detail!”
Just a number of other highlights from their dialogue:
- The Navy intel male in the Arctic took Richard Dean Anderson’s film script, for the reason that it was marked “TOP SECRET” on the cover.
- When Ben was employed he expended two and a half months binge-observing the entirety of Seasons A person by means of 8. He needed to see not just the highlights but all of SG-1, “warts and all.” (It not only got him acquainted with the sequence and its mythology, but empowered him to connect with out the writers on continuity problems afterwards.)
- Ben praises Brad for the head-boggling carry of performing as a showrunner, and generating two distinctive exhibits at the same time (with Robert C. Cooper and the relaxation of the workforce) when SG-1 and Atlantis have been airing with each other.
- Soon after manufacturing 40 several hours of tv for three yrs, Wright claimed that he likes the existing streaming model of 10-episode seasons for storytelling. “I like 10 episodes. You can actually concentrate on 10 episodes,” he mentioned. “It feels like a breeze.”
- The positive aspects (and constraints) of filming Farscape in Sydney, Australia — and how a creature store-heavy series like that could profit from modern filming technologies this kind of as the Volume.
- Ben talks as a result of the two Farscape episodes that he wrote, Period Three’s “Green Eyed Monster” and Time Four’s bonkers “John Quixote.”
Wright’s new podcast introduced in March, with guest Michael Shanks (“Daniel Jackson”). Up coming up is SG-1 co-star Amanda Tapping (“Samantha Carter”), who recorded her dialogue with Wright this week (notably, prior to today’s confirmation of Amazon’s obtain of MGM and the Stargate franchise).
Listen to the entire discussion now at The Companion. There is a shorter, 30-minute version offered for free, and the complete 91-minute podcast is distinctive to subscribers.
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