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It can’t have skipped your scanners that the Stargate event of 2021 is only three days away.
This Saturday, November 6th, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, Jennifer Keller, and Rodney McKay will be back for the first time in a decade, as Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis royalty Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Jewel Staite, and David Hewlett reunite to perform scenes written by a sophisticated Google artificial intelligence.
The virtual premiere and Q&A kicks off at 2pm PT / 9pm GMT. If you’re already a member, you don’t need to do anything – just check your email on the day for an invite. (If you’ve unsubscribed from the newsletter for whatever reason, drop a comment below).
If you’re not a member… you can do something about that here. For the rest of you though we’re going to turn our non-existent search function (I promise we’ll sort that out soon) into an advantage by handpicking some bits of classic Companion content to get you jazzed for the main event.
Listen to Brad Wright’s Conversations in Sci-Fi
Guru of the ‘Gate, SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe co-creator Brad Wright, has been catching up with his close friends and collaborators for an in-depth interview podcast for a while now. He’s recorded sessions with all of the actors involved in Stargate A.I. (amongst others), although Jewel’s has yet to be released.
Listen to Brad’s interviews with Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, and David Hewlett.
The audio player in The Companion app is far superior to the one on the site so download it from App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android and be kind to your ears.
Watch Amanda Tapping’s Live Interview and Q&A
The absolute KWEEN joined us for an epic event hosted by geek influencer and comic writer Sam Maggs, where she discussed her career, the challenges facing women on both sides of the camera, and how we can move forward.
Stargate comes up, obvz, but there’s also a killer audience question about Sanctuary.
Read our Sam Carter and Daniel Jackson Articles
Long reads are our word and butter (that was a pun that doesn’t entirely work, so I can understand how you might have confused it for a mistake) and we’ve got some absolute gems on the subject of Daniel Jackson and Samantha Carter specifically, so why not sink your peepers into:
What Daniel Taught Me About Autism and ADHD by Kristina Albert
How ‘Death Knell’ Made Sam Carter Real by James Hoare
What ‘The Gamekeeper’ Taught me About Grief & Acceptance by Carin Marais
And of course the award-winning Sam Carter: A Father’s Battle, A Daughter’s War.
Check out Amrit Birdi’s Art
Illustrator and art director Amrit Birdi has brought to life some of the incredible scenes conjured out of the ether by the digital brain of the A.I.
He’s seriously talented so check out some of his work for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass (2019), Street Fighter, and the Assassin’s Creed comic book from Titan.
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