Andromeda co-star Lexa Doig has been cast in a recurring role on Stargate SG-1 for the show's ninth season. Doig will play Dr. Carolyn Lam, Stargate Commander's new chief medical officer and the daughter of new base commander Hank Landry (Beau Bridges).
"Andromeda's Lexa Doig arrives on Stargate SG-1"
Andromeda co-star Lexa Doig has been cast in a recurring role on Stargate SG-1 for the show's ninth season. Doig will play Dr. Carolyn Lam, Stargate Command's new chief medical officer and the daughter of new base commander Hank Landry (Beau Bridges).
"Our new doctor she came in and auditioned," executive producer Brad Wright said. "And Robert said, "Hey, Brad, look at this!" And I said, "She's terrific. It's a no-brainer just cast her." And she's going to be semi-regular." At press time Doig was set to appear in about 10 episodes this season.
The 32-year-old actress hails from Toronto and has also appeared on such series as Earth: Final Conflict and The Chris Isaak Show and in films such as Jason X. She played three different incarnations of the starship Andromeda on the series of the same name. Andromeda recently completed its run.
Stargate SG-l's Michael Shanks (Daniel Jackson), who is Doig's real-life husband, assured fans that he was not involved in the actress's being cast. The two met when Shanks guest starred on Andromeda in the show's first season, playing an android with whom Doig's character fell in love.
Does this mean sparks will fly on screen between Drs. Jackson and Lam? Actually, Stargate SG-1 Magazine has learned that Doig's character will catch the eye of Cameron Mitchell (Ben Browder).
"I apologized to her at one point about one of the episodes, and her having a smaller (but pivotal) part [in it]," executive producer Robert C. Cooper said. "And she said, Are you kidding? I'm just happy to be wearing cotton!' So then in the next episode I put her in a rubber suit for the whole episode!"