Amanda Tapping, who plays Maj. Samantha Carter on SCI
FI Channel's original series Stargate SG-1, told SCI FI Wire that she
directed the upcoming episode "Resurrection," based on a story by
co-star Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson). "I loved the experience of
directing," Tapping said in an interview. "I can't say enough about how
I want to do it again."
"Resurrection" is a complex episode with three main story threads:
Teal'c (Christopher Judge) and Jackson defuse a bomb. A shrewd and
murderous scientist taunts the team. And, finally, Jackson reaches out
to Anna, a Goa'uld-human hybrid created by the unrepentant scientist.
Tapping credits cast and crew for helping her make a dialogue-driven
show as visually interesting as possible. "They were phenomenal,"
Tapping said. "Rick [Anderson] wasn't in the episode, but Michael and
Christopher were. They and our guest cast were great. Part of the reason
I was able to shoot the show the way I wanted was because I knew our
crew was behind me. Every day they were saying, 'What do you need? What
do you need? We're here for you 110 percent.' The camera department, I
pushed them to the limit, especially our Steadicam operator. But
everyone is so talented I knew I could try to push the envelope."
Tapping's episode debuts at 9 p.m. ET/PT Feb. 27 on SCI FI.
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