What he said is mild to heavily SPOILERy for the first season, so if you don’t want to know anything about the third installment in the “Stargate” franchise, please don’t continue reading.
“I was floating in a tank, and that was kind of bizarre, in actual fact,” Carlyle said, referring to the most recent episode he’s worked on. “A bunch of aliens actually got me. Of course, Rush is left on a planet, which is what he deserves, and then the aliens come and pick him up and stick him in a tank. So that’s where you suddenly pick me up again, floating in it. So that was quite cool.”
“We do all die, and then we come back to life,” Carlyle revealed. “It’s a very, very interesting episode written by Robert Cooper called ‘Time.'”
Carlyle also revealed that actor Richard Dean Anderson will reprise his role as General Jack O’Neill during the first season and said it was “lovely” to work with Anderson.
“He was very humble about the whole thing, in fact. I think he also understood, very quickly, that this is a different thing,” Carylyle said. “He said it was a different show from the one that he had been used to, and, of course, Gen. O’Neill comes back. I think that he’s in four or five of the episodes, but you don’t actually need to know who the guy is at all. He’s so solid with his character, and that’s fantastic to act with.”
As for the show, Carlyle says that the production team is working to make sure that it honors the tradition of the franchise, but still remains accessible for new viewers.
“”I don’t think it’s necessary to have watched any of that, at all, in fact. I mean, I guess you have the issues of this general, and even if you hadn’t seen him before, he would just seem like another character, so we don’t have to be familiar with the past to take on the future,” he said.
The series kicks off in October on SyFy.