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13 AUG 03:

Stargate's seventh season has attracted celebrity guest stars with an impressive array of credits garnered from a huge number of projects on both film and television. 


First to make an appearance this season will be Jolene Blalock, who plays Sub-Commander T'Pol in "Star Trek: Enterprise",  a notable sex symbol among the fanboys.  Blalock will be portraying Ishta, the leader of a tribe of rebel female Jaffa warriors.  Ishta's young warriors were all ordered sacrificed by their 'god' and the clan consider it their duty to save their sisters from certain death.  Their precarious existence is threatened even further by the dire shortage of symbiotes.  All rebel Jaffa face the same choice: to kill their brethren to take what they need or to die.  Ishta turns to SG-1 seeking to find another way.   There are hopes Blalock's role will be a recurring one and she will feature as a love interest for Teal'c, played by Christopher Judge.


Evolution features an appearance by Canadian actor Enrico Colantoni, who will play the embittered, eccentric Burke, a one-time buddy of O'Neill's, disgraced and ekeing out a humdrum existance in a Honduran backwater.  Colantoni will be very familiar to genre fans: he played the leader of the innocent aliens who recruited Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman and the gang in the sci-fi satire "Galaxy Quest".  He's starred in TV shows "Just Shoot Me", a critically acclaimed ensemble comedy with George Segal and Laura San Giacomo, and "Hope And Gloria" and has an extensive list of film and TV credits to his name.


This late season two-parter (episodes 14 and 15)  is expected by Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Joseph Mallozzi and Teryl Rothery to be the best story Stargate has ever produced.  We get to see our 'heroes' of SG-1 through the eyes of a film crew recruited by the outgoing President to tell the truth about the Stargate programme, ready for the day the SGC finally becomes public knowledge.  Film maker Bregman is determined to tell the truth and chafes at the restrictions imposed on him by Hammond and the resistant SGC personnel.  His interviews with each member of SG-1 and with Dr. Janet Fraiser will be a greater testament to their heroism than he imagined possible.  Bregman is played by Saul Rubinek, veteran of films such as "Nixon," "True Romance," "Unforgiven," "Bonfire of the Vanities," and "Wall Street".

Heroes Part 2 features a hard-hitting investigation by NID agent Woolsey, the latest in a long line of machinations by Senator Kinsey to dispose of Hammond and SG-1.  After a mission has tragic consequences, Woolsey grills the members of SG-1 in an attempt to apportion blame.  He's placed a dollar value on the head of every member of SGC personnel, to Hammond's fury.  Woolsey isn't the stooge Kinsey may think him, he's tough but independent.  Woolsey will be portrayed by "Star Trek: Voyager" veteran Robert Picardo.  Picardo played Voyager's holographic Doctor, a perpetual fan favourite and perhaps the most intriguing and engaging character on the show.

Rounding out the trio of celebrity guest stars featured in "Heroes" is Adam Baldwin, who plays Col. Dave Dixon, a devoted father of four and veteran SG team commander.  His team locates a ruined city of the Ancients and find themselves under attack from a strange hovering device which fires staff-weapon like blasts at them.  Dixon's team is overwhelmed, SG-1 and Dr. Fraiser go in to rescue them, with fatal consequences.  Adam Baldwin reportedly had a blast filimg with the Stargate cast and crew.  Most recently, he portrayed mercenary Jayne Cobb in Joss Whedon's "Firefly".  He's an alumnus of "The Visitor" and "X Files", and has a host of notable film and TV appearances in his filmography, including "Full Metal Jacket," "Radio Flyer" and "Wyatt Earp".


You can't keep a bad senator down and Kinsey is back with a bang in "The Lost City Parts 1 and 2", attempting to use the SGC's new civillian director, Dr. Theresa Weir, to finally rid himself of SG-1 and Hammond.  Weir has two doctorates, speaks five languages and has brokered a number of highly sensitive peace treaties.  Although antagonistic to the military and they to her, she takes the appointment as the SGC's director and is tasked with setting it up as a civillian operation.  Her timing couldn't be worse, and the need for Hammond and SG-1 greater, as Anubis finally stops by Washington DC to greet the new President in person.  Weir is to be played by actress Jessica Steen, a veteran of TV commercials and a lead in series "Captain Power," "Home Front," and  "Earth 2".  She played Benton Fraiser's half-sister in "Due South" and an astronaut in the Bruce Willis starrer "Armageddon."  Thanks to Elyse at SG-1 Spoil Me for the tip.


Jolene Blalock
Enrico Colantoni
Evolution Parts 1 & 2
Saul Rubinek
Heroes Parts 1 & 2

Robert Picardo
Heroes Parts 1 & 2
Adam Baldwin
"Col. Dixon"
Heroes Parts 1 & 2
Jessica Steen
"Dr. Theresa Weir"
The Lost City Parts 1 & 2

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