Tapping in 15 episodes next season
WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 5, 2005
Stargate SG-1 co-star Amanda Tapping (“Samantha Carter”) will appear in 15 of Season Nine’s 20 episodes, the actress confirmed in a message on her official Web site. Tapping plans to return to work in May following the mid-March birth of her child, likely missing the first five episodes of the hit show’s upcoming season.
The hole left in the cast will be filled by Farscape actress Claudia Black, who will reprise her character from the upcoming episode “Prometheus Unbound” in a 5-episode story arc (story).
Tapping’s announcement makes it unlikely that the two will appear in any early Season Nine episodes together, though the producers may choose to bring back Black later in the series.
The second half of Season Eight returns to SCI FI with brand new episodes on Friday, January 21! Season Nine begins this summer.
ya know, I’m really glad this is happening – no, not ’cause I’m a big Claudia Black fan, but it’s good to see that AT is going to take the time she needs to get settled with the new baby- no matter what anyone says, she deserves the time off and to get her new family all organized and all.
same as with RDA – sure, it’ll suck to have him either not be in the new season or limited, but he’s not doing it out of hating the show or pissing off the fans; he’s doing it to be with his daughter – I dare anyone to kvetch about a father who gives a darn about his daughter in this day and age.
*stumbles off to inhale more Vicks and juice*