Archive for June 10th, 2005
SCI FI Wire has in its News Briefs sidebar that Lexa Doig (Rommie/Andromeda on Andromeda) will have a recurring role in the upcoming ninth season of Stargate SG-1 as Dr. Carolyn Lam, the new Chief Medical Officer in the SGC, and the daughter of General Landry (Beau Bridges, joining as a regular character). I hadn’t heard this before, so I checked Gateworld which also didn’t have it, but a Lexa fan site has the news as far back as February. Lexa is the wife of Michael Shanks (Dr. Daniel Jackson).
Dana Elcar, who played Mac’s friend and boss Pete Thornton on MacGyver, passed away June 6th after complications from pneumonia. He was 77. Dana suffered from glaucoma, which took away his eyesight while acting in the series. They even wrote it into his character, and both eventually became completely blind before he left the show.
Two actors from the Gerry Anderson live action show UFO passed away this week, coincidentally within days of each other. Ed Bishop (Commander Straker) died June 8th just short of his 73rd birthday, and Michael Billington (Colonel Paul Foster) died on June 3rd at the age of 63 after having battled cancer for quite some time.