MAN AT THE GATE
GateWorld talks with Michael Greenburg
GateWorld's interview with Michael Greenburg, one of the architects of the franchise, has been a long time coming. Co-founder of Gekko Film Corp with Richard Dean Anderson, Greenburg helped develop the short-lived television series Legend, as well as working on MacGyver, where he and Rick met and began their partnership.
We caught up with Greenburg at Gatecon 2008 in Vancouver. In this interview, Michael takes us back to the very beginning of his work in the industry from the Olympic love story The Golden Moment, through his years on MacGyver and Stargate, and back to his current life in sports. He talks about the stimulating atmosphere of SG-1 and dabbles on his upcoming 2009 TV movie, Game of Shadows.
GateWorld's video interview with Michael Greenburg runs approximately 13 minutes, and requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher. The interview transcript is available at the link above.
The interview is also available at GateWorld Play!
A brief excerpt:
GW: Alright. And what happened after Stargate? Where did you move onto next?
MG: After Stargate I started developing stuff on my own. I got the rights with my brother to the New York Times Bestselling book "Game of Shadows", which is about Barry Bonds, BALCO, Marion Jones and the whole steroids scandal, that sort of rocked track and field, and baseball, at a time that baseball was just coming back into popularity and financial success.
Everyone knows that this is the "steroid era" in sports, and it cast a gray cloud over everything. All the Olympics, not so much this Olympics, but of course the testing hasn't come back yet. They all get tested after the event and two weeks later we hear the bombshells.