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But we're the first ones to make fun of ourselves, to skewer ourselves. TV Guide: Can we assume that in some of your episodes, Jack O'Neill will actually be interacting for real? I voiced my surprise when I ended up doing more "Atlantis" [] episode coming that will be meaty and substantial.

He appeared in both direct-to-DVD Stargate films released in 2008, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, and won the 2009 Leo Award for Lead Performance by a Male in a Feature Length Drama for Continuum.( visits this season but because the episode was the 200th of the decade-old show (airing Friday, Aug. Anderson talked to us about the anniversary, why he returned and what he's been up to. TV Guide: Hadn't you always turned down offers to do Mac Gyver in ads before? The foremost reason I left is because I truly wanted to spend time with my daughter. She actually said, before the folks made contact with me [about a return], "Dad, if you want to go back to work now, you can, because I'm OK. Maybe I'll miss you too much if I go back to work." She put her hand on my shoulder and said, "Dad, you'll be OK." And I kept just brushing my proud tears from my cheeks. TV Guide: After that wonderful year, did you just ache to come back to work? To be honest, [around] the time they called, I was kind of thinking, "I wonder what they're doing today? TV Guide: I thought they had to beg you, but here you were, ready and able?TV Guide: You haven't been entirely gone from show business. Anderson: Yeah, but this time they did it properly. Dan Castellaneta had done an episode of Stargate, and he asked straight out if I would ever be interested in doing . He and his wife both had written a script that featured myself [i]and[/i] Mac Gyver, so I was just beyond flattered and honored. I'm a single dad, and she was 5 1/2 or 6 years old, so I wanted to make sure, especially at that time in her life, that I was with her. Anderson: It was the absolute hands-down perfect decision to make. Anderson: I've had such a great relationship [with the show]. Basically, there was a lot to miss, because I'm not a real social human being. My whole perception of my work is that it's my social life as well. It's certainly kind of trite or cliché, but this is a family.I think that started us off in the right direction. But I think at the root of it all is there's a lot of respect and a lot of fun.My only demand as a producer was that everyone had to have a sense of humor to work around here, because it's not life and death. First and foremost, get the job done and be professional about it, but my god, please be able to giggle at yourself and at a situation.TV Guide: Can you see doing another four or five episodes next year?

Anderson: I hadn't thought about it, beyond this little run.

He attended the University of British Columbia and was in the BFA Acting Program from 1990 to 1994 and later appeared in several stage productions, serving a two-year apprenticeship with the prestigious Stratford Festival in Ontario.

He made guest appearances on TV series like Highlander and University Hospital, appeared in the TV movie A Family Divided and had a small role in The Call of the Wild, before winning the role of Daniel Jackson on Stargate SG-1. Daniel Jackson throughout the first five seasons of Stargate SG-1 before leaving the show at the end of Stargate SG-1's fifth season, citing creative differences concerning the under-use of his character and the direction of the show as a whole.

TV Guide: , of course were interlopers in your domain?

Or was it fun to work with new blood, see new faces? I don't know whether I should even allude to this, but one of the ideas back then was that if I left the show, it would be the end of it. Anderson: I didn't know that part, but I was adamant with [executive producer] Brad [Wright]and Robert [Cooper] and anybody else who was in a position to listen, that it should forge ahead no matter what.

I'll really have to make my peace with certain elements of life before coming back as a regular.