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SciFi Diner Classic Ep. 21 – Our interview with Torri Higginson (TekWar and Stargate: Atlantis)

SciFi Diner Classic Ep. 21

Our interview with Torri Higginson

(TekWar and Stargate: Atlantis)

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In our twenty-first episode of the SciFi Diner Classic, we interview actor interview Torri Higginson (TekWar and Stargate: Atlantis). Since we do a news and interview show, it goes without saying that the news portion of our episodes often date themselves fast. And while the interviews with the people that make Science Fiction happen remain relevant and in our opinion important, most listeners will not listen back 100 episodes and wade through old news just to get to the interview. So what the SciFi Diner Classic aims to do is to share these interviews with you. If you have been with us from the beginning, then bear with us as we introduce some of our newer listeners to voices from the past. We’re bringing you just the interview and nothing else.

“Torri” Higginson

 

Sarah Victoria “Torri” Higginson (born Burlington, Ontario, December 6, 1969) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her roles in the TekWar movies and series, The English Patient, Bliss, and Stargate Atlantis. She is also a theater actress and has appeared in Three Tall Women, Weldon Rising and Picasso at the Lapin Agile.

Career

In 1995, two years prior to Stargate SG-1’s premiere, Higginson starred in the movie Jungleground with three other actors from the Stargate franchise: Peter Williams (Apophis), JR Bourne (Martouf), and Lexa Doig (Dr. Lam).

Higginson took over the role of Dr. Elizabeth Weir from Jessica Steen in a guest spot on the season eight opener of Stargate SG-1. She was then carried over as the leader of the Atlantis expedition on Stargate Atlantis and continued playing that role until the end of the show’s third season, afterwards being reduced from a main cast member to a recurring role in the fourth season. She did not reprise the role for the show’s fifth season.

Awards

Won: 2000: Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role for: The City.
Nominated: 2004: Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television: Stargate Atlantis.

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  1. Lee July 31, 2012

    Hi guys I got to say that I don’t all ways listen to your interviews but if it’s someone I know I usually do listen. Torri was great on STA but she really did not explain why her character was written out of the show. So my guess was that there were problems on the set or something like that or money and contract issues. Any way nice to hear her interview even though it was 2 years ago I guess that I will look up her imd and see what she is up too.
    Thanks guys

    Form the lost mind of Lee

    Peace and long life

    PS: I don’t remember you guys doing this interview thanks for the trip back.

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