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Jewel Staite Talks Second Chances on Stargate Atlantis

With Firefly and Stargate Atlantis icon Jewel Staite coming to our VIP Events platform on The Green Room later this summer, we're re-releasing her awesome conversation with Showrunner Brad Wright. After the podcast, join her waitlist for her Green Room session 😄


Jennifer Keller’s Jewel Staite re-teams with the co-creator of Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe – and creator of Travelers – for Brad Wright’s Conversations in Sci-Fi.

From as early as her breakout role as 15-year-old Amy in The X-Files episode ‘Oubliette’, Jewel Staite is a true geek icon.

As well as guest spots on Supernatural and Warehouse 13, and a recurring role on Bryan Fuller’s Wonderfalls, Staite is, of course, best known for her portrayal of chirpy mechanic Kaylee Frye in Firefly and its 2005 movie Serenity. She made her Stargate Atlantis debut in 2005 as the Wraith child Ellia before shedding the prosthetics to return for Season 4 and 5 as the expedition’s chief medical officer, Dr. Jennifer Keller.

Hear Staite and Wright discuss the reality of “looking like Jewel Staite”, the cancellation of Firefly, and getting a second shot at Stargate Atlantis.

If you'd like to not only meet Jewel Staite, but also get to know her in our VIP events, sign up to her waitlist by clicking this link here!

Host: Brad Wright
Producer: Tommy Valentine
Executive Producer: Lawrence Kao

This podcast was first released on December 2nd, 2021.

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