On Saturday, seven of the stars of Stargate atlantis they gathered for a panel at Comic-Con @ Home, remembering their first appearance at Comic-Con as cast members, many years ago.
Actor Rainbow Sun Francks, who played Lt. Aiden Ford, started the discussion about the cast’s first appearance at the convention, noting that it was “insane.” David Nykl and others later weighed in in more detail.
“It was really overwhelming,” said the actor, who played Dr. Radek Zelenka. “You have to develop this type of conventional personality on stage, which is like a hybrid between you and your character. We had to learn that. “
Actress Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir) recalled that “the studio gave us all free liquor the night before.” So naturally, she and her co-stars ended up with “a hangover that only new actors with free liquor would have.”
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The actress added that she did not expect people to attend the panel, to the extent that they did. “I thought: ‘No one is going to be at that convention because everyone is mad at us, because they think we are killing.’ SG-1, ‘”She admitted.” Then we went out and it was like a people’s soccer field. “
Like Higginson, Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan) came to Stargate with low expectations. While she had seen Roland Emmerich’s 1994 Stargate movie, she had not seen the series SG-1, which preceded Atlantis. “I came in completely naive, which I think was very, very good because I didn’t feel the pressure to take on this company, this great fandom,” she said. “It probably took me until episode number five before I realized the impact of Stargate… and once I did, the pressure set in. But … of course, I was excited to be a part of this. “
Actor David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay) celebrated the fact that StargateThe “fandom survives and thrives” even as the show continues to age. He said his favorite memories of his time on set were the laughs he shared with the cast and crew. “Honestly, of all the things I remember, it’s just those laughs where you can’t stop,” he said.[where] you feel very lucky to have such a great job. “
Stargate atlantis that Stargate SG-1 spinoff series that earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations during its five seasons on Syfy from 2004-2009. The series from creators Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper focused on an international team of scientists and military personnel who discovered a Stargate network in the Pegasus Galaxy, coming face to face with a powerful new enemy, known as The Wraith.
Today’s panel moderated by David Read (of the YouTube channel Dial the Gate) also featured actors Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett) and Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey).
To see the whole conversation in Stargate atlantis, click above.