AGENT OF HONOR
GateWorld talks with Peter Flemming
Whenever there was a corrupt government body that needed wringing or an impostor posing as a member of Stargate Command, one honest soul from within the NID could always be phoned to help set the record straight: Malcolm Barrett.
Actor Peter Flemming played this agent of accountability from Season Five to Ten of Stargate SG-1, along with two episodes of Stargate Atlantis. GateWorld is proud to publish our first interview with the actor who helped set the corrupt NID straight.
Peter talks about the casting for the part in Season Five's "Wormhole X-Treme!", nearly shying away from the role, Barrett's relationship with Samantha Carter, and much more!
GateWorld's video interview with Peter runs approximately 23 minutes, and requires QuickTime 7.0 or higher. Interview transcript at the link above. The interview is also available at GateWorld Play!
A brief excerpt:
GW: What do you think is in store for this character's future? Have they contacted you about Season Five yet for Atlantis?
PF: No. No, I thought maybe you guys might have some inside scoop on Barrett in Season Five. But we're really hoping that he gets back. Because I think it's always a good fit when Agent Barrett comes in and does a little bit when they come to Earth. It's good. Bring him back.
GW: Do you ever think he's perceived as, "Uh-oh, here comes Agent Barrett, what's wrong now?" Do you think he's perceived as a bad-news kind of guy?
PF: Yes and no. I mean there's times when he does have to present bad news, but I think he's a good go-to guy. I think he's a good middle man that gives information that Stargate [Command] needs. I think that's what I like about the character where he stays fairly neutral.
Being the guy that offers information and can also be involved in the activity as well. I mean you're there to support. And when you're there, you're playing a supporting role. It's good to have that neutrality about him but also engaging, of course. And I think that's what Barrett's all about. And I think he does a damn good job at it. [Laughter]