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Video: Watch Brad Wright’s 90-Minute Interview With The Companion | Stargate

Whether you missed the opportunity to take part in the original AMA Livestream, or you want to revisit this incredible world-first, we’ve put together this all-singing, all-dancing Hollywood edit exclusively for our members to enjoy.

Over nearly 90 packed minutes, the co-creator of Stargate SG1, Atlantis and Universe, and showrunner of Netflix’s Travelers, talks about his writing process, his favorite sci-fi books, and, of course, the eagerly anticipated fourth Stargate series. He also takes questions from two very special guests, executive producer of The Expanse and veteran of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Naren Shankar, and Dark Matter creator and Stargate producer Joe Mallozzi.

Other subjects covered include:

  • SF author John Scalzi’s contributions to Stargate
  • The influence of Steven Spielberg and Frank Capra
  • Stargate director Andy Mikita
  • Writing the Travelers pilot episode
  • Running a writer’s room on Stargate
  • Faster than light travel
  • Returning to the Aschen and the Nox
  • Black Mirror and sci-fi anthologies
  • Writing for Richard Dean Anderson
  • Alien biology in Stargate
  • Visual effects in The Mandalorian
  • The Atlantis DHD design
  • Shooting TV quickly and cost-effectively
  • Stargate’s planet of the mimes
  • Amanda Tapping’s skydiving episode of Travelers
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky’s Children of Time
  • Ronon Dex vs Teal’c

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