(Please follow the link to download the .mp3 formatted audio interview, or read the transcription at the GateWorld site.)
GateWorld Talks With Carl Binder
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As Stargate Atlantis stands on the threshold of its fourth season, the show's writing staff faces a new series of challenges. Atlantis's sister show is off the air; SCI FI Channel ratings are down across the board; and there are major changes in the series' cast.
GateWorld recently sat down with seasoned writer-producer Carl Binder to talk about last year, the coming year, and his feelings about where the series stands as it moves forward into the new season. In the interview, he shares his thoughts on the difficulties of losing cast members, as well as his enthusiasm for new characters joining the show. He also tells us which episodes from the early part of Season Four he likes the most so far, and which Season Three episode he thought didn't measure up.
GateWorld's interview with Carl is available in MP3 audio format for easy listening, and runs about 25 minutes. It is also transcribed [at the site}. You can also download the interview to your MP3 player and take GateWorld with you!
A brief excerpt:
GW: Are you excited about having Jewel Staite on the show?
CB: Incredibly excited! I could not be happier, from her first day of dailies on "First Strike." She is a total pro.
We are all huge Firefly fans here on the show. We used her once before on "Instinct" as a Wraith, and knew she was great then. So when she came in as this character, it was terrific. And then, before we start shooting, we always have the cast and producer dinner, and I was able to talk to her for a long time. [She's] just a real
sweetheart and a pro, and has been a really nice addition to the show.