Thursday, March 10, 2011

Outcasts - Total SciFi Online: Ashley Walters & Michael Legge Interview

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OUTCASTS - TOTAL SCIFI ONLINE: Ashley Walters and Michael Legge Interview

Thursday 10 March 2011
by Paul Simpson

In Outcasts, Ashley Walters plays Expeditionary Force leader Jack, while Michael Legge is Tipper, the rebellious genius who helps prevent the settlement on Carpathia avoid destruction. Speaking at the launch of the show, they shared their hopes with Paul Simpson...

... What are your characters looking for?


Ashley Walters

Ashley: For Jack it’s a new opportunity to get the respect that he thinks he deserves. He spends a lot of time trying to prove his intelligence and understanding about what’s going on around him. He’s looked down on a bit in the beginning by others than Mitchell.

There’s a huge division between the PAS officers and the expeditionaries, which creates loads of conflict. Jack’s problem is that some of his friends are PAS officers as well, but he’s such a determined and forceful character that he will do whatever it takes to get the job done. A lot of time you see him turn on people you think are his friends but it’s for the greater good to uphold what he’s there for, which is to protect the people there.

Jack has a very strong mentality and is physically very strong. He is able to do a lot of things that most humans are not capable of when it comes to strength and his physicality. He is basically a brute.


Michael Legge

Michael: Unlike some of the other characters, Tipper has no other choice; he’s been taken away to this planet as a boy, because he’s a child genius; he has a photographic memory and a very high IQ. When he gets to the planet, he wants to rebel against why he’s there, so he doesn’t work for PAS. Because he doesn’t have family and friends around him in transit or on Carpathia, he becomes fiercely independent.

He also has his music, so he sets up a pirate radio station. His objective is just to live in the present and have fun. PAS frequently ask him to help because of his genius, and often he says no. He just wants to run his shack with his decks in. He’s one of the few light characters – he deflects a lot of the darkness in Forthaven...

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