As most of you know, I’ve been covering Syfy’s Stargate Universe for the past several months over at TV Squad (you can read my weekly episode reviews right here). Being the resident Stargate nerd over at TVS, I was recently asked to interview Alaina Huffman, who plays T.J. on the show.
This was kind of a big deal for me, not only because I’m a big fan of SGU, but because Huffman is one of my favorite cast members. I even singled out her performance here back in April.
We talked about the season finale, what’s ahead for season two, and about dealing with disgruntled fans. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
What has interacting with the ‘Stargate’ fans been like for you as part of this new cast that’s taking the franchise in such a different direction?
As far as meeting the fans personally, I haven’t yet. I’ve got a nice little following on Twitter, and most of them are previous ‘Stargate’ fans as well as ‘SGU’ fans, and they’ve been nothing but lovely. I’m going to the London Expo next week around the 30th, or 28th through 29th of May, and that’s the first time I’ll be interacting face to face with fans, other than Comic-Con last year.
But there is a lot of negativity. I’m not sure exactly what happened. I think, maybe, they had the idea to develop this show and take ‘Stargate’ in a new direction, and it was completely separate from ‘(Stargate) Atlantis’ getting canceled, and I don’t think the fans can separate the two. I think the fans are like, “You canceled ‘Atlantis,’ and you gave us this and we’re not happy!” and that’s not the case.
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