Robert Picardo, famous to Star Trek fans for playing the Emergency Medical Hologram on Voyager, has said that enthusiasts of the Roddenberry-created show should give Atlantis a chance.
“There are a few Star Trek fans out there – and I’m going to find out who you are and where you live – who don’t watch Stargate now. And what I want to say now is .. I welcome you. You have to step out of the shadows, and turn on Stargate Atlantis. And give me three episodes. Watch me in three episodes, and I challenge you not to become a Stargate fan,” the actor said in an interview with Gateworld, as the fifth season of the SG-1 spin-off gets underway.
Picardo will reprise his role as Richard Woolsey, although this time he will be taking over from Colonel Carter (Amanda Tapping) as the commander of the expedition. In other Stargate news, check issue 18 of SciFiNow for exclusive interviews with Amanda Tapping and Christopher Judge, as well as the definitive review of Stargate: Continuum. The issue goes on sale 7 August 2008, available in all good newsagents and magazine retailers.