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Amanda Tapping Eyes Stargate SG-1's Final (TV) Days

This Friday night, the members of Stargate SG-1 (8 pm/ET, on Sci Fi Channel) will get a shock when they discover that one of their own has been brainwashed by the evil Ori. Amanda Tapping, who plays gutsy astrophysicist Samantha Carter on the long-running series, spoke with us about SG-1's final tales and her transfer to Stargate Atlantis.TV Guide: What's this about Daniel Jackson becoming a Prior of the Ori? Amanda Tapping: I could tell you but then I would have to kill you. [Laughs] Poor Daniel has really been through it. He's ascended, and now he's a Prior. The Ori is a fundamentalist religious group, and Daniel gets tortured into their ways. It's a good team episode about us trying to save our f

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This Friday night, the members of Stargate SG-1 (8 pm/ET, on Sci Fi Channel)willget a shock when they discover that one of their own has been brainwashed by the evil Ori. Amanda Tapping, who plays gutsy astrophysicist Samantha Carter on the long-running series, spoke with us about SG-1's final tales and her transfer to Stargate Atlantis.

TV Guide: What's this about Daniel Jackson becoming a Prior of the Ori?
Amanda Tapping:
I could tell you but then I would have to kill you. [Laughs] Poor Daniel has really been through it. He's ascended, and now he's a Prior. The Ori is a fundamentalist religious group, and Daniel gets tortured into their ways. It's a good team episode about us trying to save our friend.

TV Guide: What can we expect in the last six TV episodes?
Tapping:
We gear up to wrappingthe Ori story line. It's a buildupto [the 2008 made-for-video release,Arc of Truth] we're shooting now.In the final SG-1 episode, we'restuck in a time-dilation field and wegrow old together. That's pretty cool.
TV Guide: Sam Carter is joining Stargate Atlantisnext season. What will herfunction be?
Tapping:
She comes over initiallyto help out with a situation and thenends up being brought back as thecommander. She takes Weir's place.

TV Guide: There has been some fan controversy over that.
Tapping:
Whenever a characterwho people love leaves, it's always difficult. It's completelyamicable and I think the fans need to know that. There's no ill willin terms of me coming over, or Torri [Higginson, aka Dr. Elizabeth Weir] leaving.

TV Guide: What's it like to be part of a show that attracts such devotion?
Tapping:
I'm amazed that before SG-1 even aired we had a fan base talking about potential episodes. And now when I meet thefans, they know more about the show than I do. This encyclopedicknowledge is interesting — a lot of fans have beenthere since thebeginning. It's an intense fan base, that's for sure!

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