You’re currently listening to a special 30-minute version, but for diehard fans, there’s a 91-minute extended cut available only to members of The Companion in which Ben reveals an embarrassing encounter with an Oscar winner as a young actor, and talks about the scriptwriting process behind his two episodes of Farscape, ‘Green Eyed Monster’ and ‘John Quixote’. Also check out the library of Stargate articles, videos and full versions of the podcasts.
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On the surface, SG-1 is about our four explorers charting the vast network of stars, but at its core are the human relationships each hero needs to work through. At this centre is lead character Jack O’Neill and how he deals with the death of his son.
For the first time their eyes meet through the frosted sheet of ice and it begins to crack. With understanding comes opportunity. For us this often comes as a means to repair relationships and heal old wounds, but Stargate being Stargate, it arrives in a far more fantastical guise.
In the process of talking to John, we watched him rummage around to find a dusty external hard drive absolutely rammed with unique behind-the-scenes photos which had gone unseen for over a decade. We’re excited to present seven of them to you here…
KAWOOSH! KAWOOSH! This being the noise the Stargate’s unique, liquid effect made as it activated. It’s iconic, it’s weird and John and his crew had to not only recreate it on a TV budget, but do so weekly, at the same time as not contradicting the movie or alienating an element of the still nascent SG-1 fandom.
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