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Video | Richard Dean Anderson's Advice for Shutting Down Egos

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Richard Dean Anderson, the man behind Jack O’Neill has reunited with Stargate SG-1 co-creator Brad Wright for his biggest career interview ever. This season finale of Brad Wright’s Conversations in Sci-Fi drops with a live online watchalong of the full video interview on Saturday, January 22nd right here on The Companion.

Rick’s last convention appearance was in 2019 so this is an incredible opportunity to hear these two Stargate veterans deep in discussion about a show – and character – that means the world to so many of us. To whet your appetite, check out this first clip where Rick reveals how he handled big egos on the set of MacGyver

Brad Wright: And I quote you actually, constantly, in every room I’ve been in since. And that’s your acronym L.T.S. – because life’s too short

Richard Dean Anderson: *chuckles* Oh yeah, yeah.

Brad Wright: Yeah. Well, yeah. I mean… just occasionally if there was an actor that sounded like they might be a handful that somebody was talking about, you might just turn to me and say, ‘L.T.S.’. And you were right. And that’s how to proceed, right?

Richard Dean Anderson: “Well, I remember in the MacGyver days, I would just confront the actor. I did that a couple of times. And it didn’t serve me well overall, but usually took care of problems on the spot. I mean, if a couple of actors were acting like their shit didn’t stink, or we owed them something bigger than a paycheck… and it just didn’t fly with my sensibilities – my Minnesota upbringing.”

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