Paul McGillion Talks Stargate, Recent Projects

Dr. Carson Beckett in ECHOES
Paul McGillion as Carson Beckett (MGM)
SciFi and TV Talk’s Steve Eramo has just posted a new fan Q&A with Stargate star Paul McGillion.

The questions range from Stargate to Sanctuary, and A Dog’s Breakfast to favorite Paul McCartney songs. Concerning Stargate: Extinction, the Atlantis movie that was to pick up where “Enemy at the Gate” left off, McGillion offered, “I’d love to be part of Atlantis if they decide to come back, but it would be all up to the producers, though, and, of course, the fans.”

At the end of the interview, McGillion covered his recent projects that should be coming soon to our screens, both big and small:

I just finished filming Fruition, the second to last episode of V‘s first season. I play a character named Dr. Lawrence Parker, a telemetry expert who gets himself into a sticky situation so to speak. So we’ll see where it goes from there. Most of my scenes were with Elizabeth Mitchell (Erica Evans), who is fantastic. It was a great set to work on with a terrific crew as well as cast.

Prior to that, I returned to Sanctuary, and my character of Terrence Wexford comes back and opens up the first two episodes of the third season. He’s especially prevalent in the second episode, and some very dramatic stuff happens onboard the ship. The lizard is back and in full force and he’s got a lot of attitude. Terrence isn’t a very nice man and he’s got his problems. I think the word is “power-hungry.”

So it was great to be back and working with Amanda Tapping (Dr. Helen Magnus) and (executive producer) Martin Wood, who directed the episode. A lot of familiar faces from Stargate work on the show, too, so it was a real blast to be back and reprise my Wexford character. Again, we’ll see where it goes from there.

Prior to that I had a guest-starring role in a new Canadian series with Callum Keith Rennie (Battlestar Galactica) called Shattered and I played a really quirky and interesting character named Victor Hugo. About the only thing I can say is he turns out to be a very bad man.

I also just finished a short film called A Fine Young Man that we’re going to submit to the Toronto Film Festival. It’s directed by an up-and-coming director named Kevin Funk and co-starring a very good friend of mine, Wes Salter (Supernatural), along with Ali Liebert (Harper’s Island) and Cole Humphries. It’s a period piece circa 1962 and a bit of a political thriller.

I did an independent film as well called Hit and Strum that we’re hoping to get into the festival circuit, too. I’m a co-star in that alongside Kurt Cowat and Michelle Harrison.

And I also shot another movie, a thriller called Confined in which I co-starred with Emma Caulfield (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Michael Hogan (Battlestar Galactica) and David James Elliot (JAG), and that will be coming out shortly.

So it’s been a busy few months for me, which I’m really happy about.

Make sure to mark your calendars for V episode “Fruition” coming to ABC on Tuesday, May 11, at 10:00 PM ET/PT. In the meantime, read the full interview at this link: Q&A with Stargate Atlantis’ Paul McGillion.

[Thanks to wraithfodder for the tip.]