Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stargate Universe - Abbas Karimjee's Weblog: Peter Kelamis Interview

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by Abbas Karimjee
June 21, 2011

Actor Peter Kelamis has been leading a distinguished career within the Canadian entertainment industry, having recently portrayed the character of Dr.Adam Brody on Syfy’s Stargate Universe, over the course of the show’s two seasons.

With SGU having concluded its run last month and Peter currently in an exciting point in his acting career, we took the opportunity to discuss the actor’s experience in playing the role of Adam Brody. Peter particularly discusses how he related to the character of Brody as well as some of the challenges involved in the role. The actor also shares his thoughts on how well SGU’s series finale, Gauntlet served as an end to the show, his perspective on why SGU was cancelled and his thoughts on the future of the Stargate franchise.

We also learn of how being a cast member of SGU influenced Peter’s career as well as his personal life as well as his message to fans of the show as the franchise draws to a close...


... AK: Back in December, Syfy announced that SGU’s second season would be its last. What was your reaction when you discovered that the series had been cancelled and why do you think SGU was unable to attract the audience needed for the series to continue? What was your perspective on the decision of the producers to have SGU take the Stargate franchise in a new direction, with a strong emphasis on character relationships and survival?

PK: "I loved the Producers decision to take the show in such a bold new direction. It was amazing. There were a number of reasons as to why SGU was cancelled and none of them good ones as far as I am concerned. You can argue time slots, anti-SGU campaigns, the flawed Nielson system, but ultimately I suppose there is no SINGLE reason.

The news came as a great shock to myself and the rest of the cast. I found out, like most of them, through Twitter ... not the best way to find out your show was cancelled. I have to look at those two years as positive otherwise I will tear up and get emotional. I had THE best time, with THE best people possible around me to share it ... I will cherish it always. Not to mention the awesome Fans of the show that I still converse with on Twitter and Facebook...

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