[07/27/07 - 01:14 PM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: "Stargate Sg-1/Atlantis"
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

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12:15 p.m. - So good news and bad news. The good news - the studio just held a private Q&A for the press so I'll have some exclusive "Stargate" cast member/producer quotes later tonight. The bad news - I have to bounce in the middle of the actual "Stargate" panel so I can do the same thing for "Chuck" at 1:30. Anywho, nothing earth shattering was said - but Jewel Staite made the mistake of saying she bonded with the "Firefly" cast quicker ("They're like family," she noted), a fact that everyone else would not let go of for the entire half-hour. And Ben Browder addressed the whole Paul McGillion thing in only the way Ben Browder can.

12:26 p.m. - And we're off! (Once again, please forgive any spelling/grammatical errors until I can go over the transcript tonight.) Gary Jones is back to mug it up as host of the proceedings. He jokes the one line he wish he could have said on the show was - "I don't know sir, I could have sworn Teal'c was right behind me."

12:30 p.m. - Hey it's clip time! The 200th episode/10-year tribute runs followed by the "Ark of Truth" trailer. I feel like this is all online somewhere.

12:33 p.m. - The "SG-1" gang arrives - Martin Wood, Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Robert Cooper. Chris notes that he isn't as hung over as he usually is for these things.

12:36 p.m. - Gary says that the 10th season DVD is the #1 or #2 seller right now on Amazon.com

12:37 p.m. - Q&A begins. Someone asks what Chris has lined up now that the show is over. He has a project called "Rage of Angels" with Brad Turner that's "a go" at MGM. Hey the lucky question asker gets a signed copy of the 200th episode!

12:39 p.m. - A fan asks what the producers have against doctors. Everybody points at Robert and the fans wave Scottish flags. "The problem with doctors is that once they're injured nobody's there to help them," Robert quips. He then says to ask Joe during the "Atlantis" portion of the panel.

12:42 p.m. - Someone asks if Dr. Frazer (sp?) will be back for the "Continuum" movie since it involves time travel. Amanda says the thing she misses most about Teryl is her laugh. Martin reveals you'll see her character's parents... only to reveal he was kidding. Everybody scratches their heads. We will get to see Nyerti (sp?) though.

12:46 p.m. - Amanda is asked about her currently online project "Sanctuary." We're told to go to SanctuaryForAll.com for more.

12:47 p.m. - Ben is asked about the "Farscape" webisodes and more specifically, if he'll be in them. He says to wait for the "Farscape" panel for more. Everybody's passing the buck today!

12:48 p.m. - Somebody asks if they can sing their personally composed "Stargate" song parody. I think the crowd just ripped him to pieces. Only at Comic-Con folks. He actually starts singing it. I literally am not making this up. Gary notes that "those are some cajones you've got on you man" followed by Chris doing a Randy Jackson impersonation, Amanda doing a Paula impersonation and Ben doing a Simon impersonation.

12:51 p.m. - Gary reveals he'll appear in "Atlantis" and has a scene with Ronan, one that apparently has more dialogue than he's had in a long time.

12:53 p.m. - A question about Baal. Robert says he's the villain in "Continuum" and you'll find out more about his clones then as well.

12:56 p.m. - Robert talks about the importance of having the U.S. military consult on the show. They've had two real chiefs of staffs appear as themselves! Amanda says in "Continuum," both the Navy and the Air Force tried to outdo each with their involvement. Martin reveals the actual Cheyenne Mountain has a door that reads "Stargate Command."

1:03 p.m. - Someone asks if the cast/crew have any regrets about the decisions they've made in the past 10 years. Martin says what happens when you fire a Zat gun at someone three times.

1:05 p.m. - More on the military stuff. Robert says in the "Grace of God" episode, they got flack from the military about O'Neill and Carter kissing in the alternate universe. So to accomodate them they made Carter a doctor, not a military officer. And they ended up not even kissing in that episode. Another example: in "Foothold," in which a group of aliens take over the SGC, the military advisor told them "that would never happen."

1:09 p.m. - A fan asks about their experience filming in the Arctic. Chris notes he has an aversion to being eaten by bears, because "I'm roughly seal colored."

1:10 p.m. - Sorry kids, I have to bolt to the "Chuck" Q&A. See you at 2:45!

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