Each week GateWorld celebrates some of Stargate’s unsung heroes and lesser-known support personnel. Nominate your favorite below!
Stargate Command’s leading technician and engineer, Master Sergeant “Sly” Siler keeps the base facilities up and running — including the Stargate itself. Never far from the action, on any given day Siler might be found throwing the main power breakers, repairing the clamps that hold the gate in place, or fighting off an invasive alien weed with a blowtorch. The S.G.C. just could not function with his bravery and no-nonsense commitment to his duties.
Siler has been electrocuted at least once; volunteered to receive a staff weapon blast to test a new armor plate; and has been knocked out of the way or slammed into the base concrete on several occasions. He’s frequently found in the base infirmary, with a bloody nose or broken bone.
Despite his accident-prone nature, Siler has remained a vital aspect of base operations from the very beginning. Always busy, he is often seen clutching a wrench — ready to take on the next thing that needs fixing.
DID YOU KNOW?
Actor Dan Shea was also Stargate SG-1‘s on-set stunt coordinator — and Richard Dean Anderson’s stunt double. Today he’s working on stunts for Syfy Channel’s The Magicians.
Sgt. Siler (The Stargate Omnipedia)
Stunts and Wrenches (Video Interview with Dan Shea) (2008)
News: Dan Shea on Season Nine’s action (2005)
Evidence of A Conspiracy Against Siler? (GW Forum)
1,001 FUN Siler Whumps (GW Forum)
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