12 JAN 04: MICHAEL SHANKS INTERVIEWED FOR RADIO TALK SHOW SCI FI OVERDRIVE
This morning the radio show
SCI-FI OVERDRIVE, heard on the Business Talk Radio Network, broadcast
an interview with Michael Shanks.
The hosts, Erich Landstrom, David Durica, and Lauren Urban, were
well-versed in Stargate: SG-1 and came prepared with detailed questions
about Michael's work on show as an actor and as a writer.
the possibility of doing an episode about Daniel's time ascended,
Michael said he is still hoping to have the chance to 'break the
surface of a story that digs into that mythology' and that we'll learn
more the Ancients as we get closer to the end of Season 7.
Michael discussed his experience writing Resurrection and and how he
likes to use unresolved myths as a basis for Stargate stories.
His back story for Resurrection involves the Riddle of the Sphinx and
the mysterious chamber at the back of the Sphinx that Napoleon
explored. Resurrection extrapolates from what Napoleon might have
found in that chamber and what might have happened to it over the years
leading up to its discovery by the NID.
In discussing how he approached his multi-character role on Lifeboat,
Shanks emphasized how flattered and humbled he was that writer Brad
Wright trusted him to carry an episode that was essentially very much
like a stage play.
Chuckling, he said that Season 8 will 'most likely definitely be the last season.'
He mentioned that while nothing is certain, he has heard there is a
strong possibility he will join Richard Dean Anderson in helping
to launch the pilot of Atlantis.
Finally, he said there is still the possibility of one or more Stargate
feature films, given MGM's interest in a Stargate franchise. He
said the likelihood of films would somewhat depend on the success of