Thursday, May 19, 2011

Stargate Universe - Abbas Karimjee's Weblog: Patrick Gilmore Interview

Source: Abbas Karimjee's Weblog [follow link for complete interview]


ABBAS KARIMJEE'S WEBLOG: Interview With Stargate Universe’s Patrick Gilmore

Actor Patrick Gilmore has been leading a distinguished career as a Canadian actor, having appeared in various science fiction series such as Battlestar Galactica and Eureka. Patrick’s most recent role within the science fiction genre involves the astrophysicist, Dale Volker on Syfy’s Staragate Universe.

With Patrick being kind enough to participate in an interview with us and Stargate Universe having just concluded its run after its two seasons, we take the opportunity to discuss the character of Dale Volker and the challenges involved in portraying the character, Patrick’s experience in interacting with the fandom, his reaction to SGU’s cancellation and the actor’s view on the factors which led to the cancellation. Patrick also shares his thoughts on the suitability of SGU’s finale, Gauntlet as an end to the short-lived series, his thoughts on the future of the Stargate franchise and much more!

We also learn of Patrick’s experience working on AMC’s new Drama series, The Killer as well as well as his aspirations for the future of his acting career...


... AK:How do you think the character of Volker has evolved over the course of the show and what aspirations did you have for the character?

PG: Like with all the characters, Volker found his place and role on Destiny. He began the journey uncertain of where he would fit in and unsure of how to deal with unstable authority (Rush). By the end Volker was a leading member of the science team, the go-to navigator on the Bridge and was able to hold his own against Rush. I would have liked to have seen his journey continue that way, but for the sake of good story telling it would have been fun to see him get knocked down a few times...

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