April 2002 (Episode Update)|
First 'Allegiance,' 'Other Guys' character info
"The Other Guys" sees SG-1 in a new predicament from a non-traditional point of view. Guest characters include Herak, Meyers, "Big Jaffa," Khonsu and Do' Lok.
"Allegiance" deals with the future of the Tok'ra and Jaffa rebels. Guest characters currently being cast include Malek, Artok, Ocker and "Guard #1."
More details on these episodes are coming soon to GateWorld!
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Mallozzi talks Season Six development
Mallozzi reports that 18 out of next season's 22 episodes are in some stage of production, and that filming begins this week on "Shadow Play" -- the season's seventh episode, and the first story to focus on Jonas Quinn. Of the 18 episodes currently in the works, new cast member Corin Nemec ("Jonas Quinn") is in all of them.
"Jonas will bring a unique alien perspective and ability to the team. In particular, this 'ability' will allow him to contribute in areas of expertise usually owned by Sam and Daniel. ... Jonas will take a heat off Sam in particular, allowing her to open up a little more."
There's also more of Teal'c to come. "I mentioned in a previous chat that a story is in the works that will do something completely different with the character, a story that will have major repercussions for not only Teal'c but the Jaffa as a whole."
Mallozzi also said that he is at work on the first of another mid-season two-parter, which may air as episodes 11 and 12. The episode will touch on Adrian Conrad and his "crew" ("Desperate Measures"), following the events of Season Six's fifth episode, "Nightwalkers."
"'Abyss' will see Jack in a wardrobe change," Mallozzi said -- likely referring to a previously reported major character development.
What about "Fail Safe," the recent Season Five episode that threatened the Asgard-mediated Protected Planets Treaty? Mallozzi said that repercussions from the episode will be felt in the coming year. The SGC doesn't consider the treaty to be null-and-void, but they have "adopted a wait and see approach," he said. "However, there are forces at work that may change all that."
Season Six will also reveal more about the Ancients, the mysterious builders of the Stargate network. "We've already laid the groundwork for the Ancients," Mallozzi said. "As a matter of fact, we've revealed more than many fans realize. Come this season, a lot will be revealed."
"We have a Maybourne story just waiting to go," he said. And "it's very possible we'll be seeing [Dr. McKay, "48 Hours"] in early Season Six." He also said that "Yu will play a major role this season," and that we'll probably see Osiris again this year.
Mallozzi also talked about the crew's decreasing amounts of negative mail in the wake of major story and character developments, and about the appearance of episode spoilers on the Internet. "I don't mind spoilers being discussed," he said. "But I find it kind of silly when people criticize an episode they haven't seen on the basis of a spoiler. For the most part, the criticism I've read is way off base because either a) the information in the spoiler was inaccurate, or b) the critics base their take on assumptions they've made about the story."
"Sadly, I think the negativity [among many online fans] will affect some of the cast and crew's decision to attend Gatecon," Mallozzi told fans. "While I don't think it's tarnished fandom as a whole, I know it's certainly disappointed many of those involved in the production."
"Everyone is very upbeat on the set," he said. "In fact, I'd say the mood on the set is more relaxed/fun than ever. And again, most of us don't really see this as the end of the show at all."
Be sure to read the entire chat transcript at SJHW.net!
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First 'Shadow Play' plot info
Guest characters for this episode include Dr. Kieran (Jonas's mentor), First Minister Valis, Commander Hale,Ambassador Dreylock, The Leader, Kelownan Soldiers #1and #2, and Aide.
The report below does contain spoilers for this episode,expected to be the seventh of Season Six, and big spoilers for Season Five's "Meridian" -- which has yet to air in the United States. Beware of SPOILERS below:
But, unknown to the other countries, the Kelownans have finished building that naquadria bomb they were working on and successfuly tested it. It made a really BIG bang, and the polititians are all really happy about that. They've decided that they're going to drop it on the other countries in a premptive strike. This will, of course, mean war, so they want to make a deal with Earth for advanced weapons. Hammond and O'Neill say no go on that.
Before the Kelownans leave, Dr. Keiran, Jonas's old professor andmentor, approaches Jonas and asks for his help. Dr. Kieran and the other scientists have realized that using the bomb is a really bad idea. It is much more destructive than they thought it would be, and they've realized that they are on the brink of destroying their planet. Kieran wants Jonas to enlist his friends to support the resistance movement that is trying to stop the bomb from being used.
One scene shows Jonas and Dr. Kieran exchanging fire with (and being chased by) soldiers through the alleys of a Kelownan city. First Minister Valis is the heavy of the piece."
Over at SG1_Spoilme, Elyse offers even more info on the episode (click and drag to highlight):
"Ambassador Dreylock and Commander Hale -- the latter who regardsJonas as a traitor who gave the SGC 'stolen goods' -- are on Earth to negotiate. The planet's three powers are in the midst of signing a pact that would leave Jonas' people in an uncomfortable position. The SGC of course doesn't involve themselves with other people's political squabbles, but that doesn't stop the aliens from saying they'll use a naquadria bomb to solve their problems (which would probably obliterate millions of lives. O'Neill is against helping these people. We'll learn more about Jonas' decision to stay on Earth, as well as that Kr. Kieran was his mentor and the closest family he had after his parents died. Jonas will find himself caught between the various factions as internal political squabbles and potential coups erupt."
We'll learn more about Jonas' decision to stay on Earth, as well as that Kr. Kieran was his mentor and the closest family he had after his parents died. Jonas will find himself caught between the various factions as internal political squabbles and potential coups erupt."
"Shadow Play" was co-written by Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and is expected to air in July. Read more about the episode in GateWorld's Season Six episode guide!
(Thanks to Rohan, Elyse, Brent Spargo and Ron Wolfe for contributing!)
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