It's hard to keep Amanda Tapping away from the Stargate franchise. But when Syfy gave her, Martin Wood and Damien Kindler the chance to turn a web-based series into a television show, the actress/producer had a tough decision in front of her.
It was 2008, and fans had embraced the full-time return of Samantha Carter onto the "Stargate SG-1" spinoff "Stargate: Atlantis." Tapping was replacing Torri Higginson, a big move that could either make or break the show that was now airing as Syfy's only Stargate offering. But her time there would be a short one: A single season, that is.
It was a tough choice Tapping had to make, but not one she regrets.
"Absolutely, it was the right decision," Tapping told reporters from various news outlets -- including Airlock Alpha -- at San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. "Had I stayed with 'Atlantis,' 'Sanctuary' wouldn't have happened. At least it would've been delayed a year, but the momentum would've been stopped and we would've lost some of our key crew."
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