Richard Dean Anderson, who is best known for his roles as the intrepid, resourceful MacGyver from the series of the same name and the Gate traveling, alien fighting Colonel Jack O’Neill of Stargate: SG1, will make a guest star appearance in the fourth episode of the second season of the FOX comedy, ‘Raising Hope’.
In the successful FOX comedy, ‘Raising Hope’, Lucas Neff plays Jimmy Chance; a man who becomes a single parent to an infant girl named Hope after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.
Anderson, who is a father of one daughter in real life, will be playing the role of Keith, a very protective father who sees Jimmy talking to the man’s daughter at Howdy’s. Only hearing part of the conversation being had with his young daughter, Keith becomes suspicious that Jimmy is coming on his little girl. Keith’s young daughter will be played by Richard Dean Anderson’s real life thirteen year old daughter, Wylie Quinn Annarose Anderson.
The second season of ‘Raising Hope’ premieres on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 9:30 PM, right after the Zooey Deschanel lead freshman comedy ‘New Girl. The Anderson’s are set to appear in the fourth episode
Relativity Media and Michaels Goldwyn are set to put into production a comedy movie based on the super funny SNL skit MacGruber which will be produced by Ryan Kavanaugh, Lorne Michaels, John Goldwyn
and written by Will Forte, Jorma Taccone, John Solomon
MacGuber is based on Will Forte’s Saturday Night Live character, which is basically a parody send up of the hit ABC series MacGyver starring Richard Dean Anderson. In the highly successful comedy skit, Will Forte plays a MacGyver like secret agent who isn’t quite as adept at being clever as his MacGyver counterpart.
Stargate: Continuum is the first DTDVD stand-alone adventure of the SG-1 team and it’s a bit of a time traveling doozy! It begins with SG-1 and General Jack O‘Neill [Richard Dean Anderson] attending the extraction ceremony for the last Goa’uld still existing in a Goa’uld System Lord. The Goa’uld is Ba’al [Cliff Simon], or rather, the last clone of Ba’al, who warns them that they’ve made a terrible mistake. As the ceremony proceeds, Vala [Claudia Black] and Teal’c [Christopher Judge] vanish. When members of the Tok’ra begin to disappear, too, the remaining SG-1 members and O’Neill realise that Ba’al has gone into the past to prevent the Stargate from being used – leaving Earth open to complete domination by the Goa’uld.
One of the best things about Stargate time travel tales is that they are usually a lot of fun. Continuum takes that to a whole new level, with appearances by nearly every major character in SG-1 lore – even though many are surprising cameos [check out the appearance of the System Lords, for example]. Also, Continuum is a stand-alone movie, so it’s not wrapping up a cliffhanger – or leaving fans hanging on yet another one.
In the alternate timeline that’s created by Ba’al’s maneuver, we get to meet alternate versions of O’Neill, General Hammond [Don S. Davis], Major-General Landry [Beau Bridges] and even President Henry Hayes [William Devane] – and we learn that, in this timeline, Col. Samantha Carter [Amanda Tapping] was an astronaut who died saving her shuttle crew and Daniel Jackson [Michael Shanks] is a discredited crackpot. Not only that, but Lt.-Col. Cameron Mitchell [Ben Browder] is in a position to create a Grandfather Paradox [look it up] if he screws up.
Stargate: Continuum works on a couple of levels: it’s a solid SG-1 adventure replete with action, humor and wit, and it’s also a breathtaking visual achievement, with some brilliantly shot sequences in the Arctic – and the first ever time that a nuclear submarine has been used in a movie [the captain being played by the sub’s real commander]. The writing is a bit above the average for the series and the cast get to play some interesting variations on their characters – especially, Shanks, whose Daniel Jackson suffers more than usual [even for him]. The direction is, as with the series, pretty snappy. Even the expository scenes are rife with wit and fun. As for the effects, they’re terrific – though they can barely hold their own against the majesty of the Arctic.
Features include: Audio Commentary by Executive Producer/Writer Brad Wright and Director Martin Wood; The Making of Stargate: Continuum Featurette; Stargate Goes to the Arctic Featurette, and The Layman’s Guide to Time Travel.