UPDATES

USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 9, 2012

RDA On December 9th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 6th Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Woodley Avenue Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Quench the Fire website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the six Annual Run/Walk events. This year, he was presented with a plaque in recognition of his support of Quench the Fire and the USC Pain Center, and he mingled with the fans who attended, posing for pictures and signing autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
GUEST APPEARANCE
November 29, 2012

RDA Richard sent a quick text message to announce that late last night he finalized an agreement to appear on the ABC sitcom, "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23." When he has a moment to add more details about his upcoming appearance, the information will be added here.

November 29, 2012

I've agreed to "appear" very briefly on an episode of the show, "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23." I did so LATE last night.

Driving now. Bbye.

Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
STARGATE GAME
November 19, 2012

RDA Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks have been dropping Twitter hints about offering their voices to a new Stargate project, an SG-1 app game with the tag "Stargate Unleashed," and now Richard has offered confirmation that he, too, will be lending his voice to the project. Details are few so far, but in his latest message, Richard mentions his role in the new game as well as his continued support for the Quench the Fire event.

November 19, 2012

A quick update: I do believe I will be voicing the character of, "Jack O'Neill", for the Stargate Game. In fact, I should be recording tomorrow, but, nobody talks to me so I don't know......

Quench the Fire -- I am there! I think I'm connected for life to the honorable cause... at least until we find a cure for........ pain. With some authority I can predict the event will be held at the same location as last year.... Details to follow.

Dogs are barking madly, out of control, gotta tend....

Love to every, single, humanoid within/beyond earshot.

Richardeanderson


"NOTE FROM RICK"
A MUSING
October 26, 2012

RDA As the US presidential election approaches (on November 6th), Richard shared another email which he entitled, "A Musing, Upon Which I Will Add."

October 26, 2012

It's probably obvious to anyone who knows me, or even knows about me, that, from my relatively distant past until recently, I have not been one to react to political....
stuff. Certainly, I've not been much of an intellectual challenge to anybody, except for a couple of chums from the neighborhood, or, equally lost souls I may have met along the way. I've mostly been aware of the doin's in Washington (it was a little tough to keep up and adjust to the massive cultural transformation we went through during eras like, the 60's, 70's, 80's, and most of the 90's), but what I didn't grasp initially, I made up for as the century's odometer turned over to all zeros, and a 2.

Actually, 1998 slapped me upside o' the head with the arrival of my fresh lease on life: a daughter, unto me, was hatched.

Anderson. Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
TAKE A BREATH, RICHARD
October 18, 2012

RDA in Paris Richard took a thoughtful moment today to reach out to fans with an email message he entitled, "Take a Breath, Richard."

October 18, 2012

I do believe any entries from me will come in brief bursts... of... what should we call it? ---
Inspiration? OK! Inspiration it is. Or... Energy! Sudden bursts of energy, which come somewhat infrequently, but do occur. What I think I have to ask for from all interested parties, is the absolute patience of Saints!

I'm going to make an attempt to communicate with the "outside world," all fans and fannies, (apologies, England!), who await word, ANY WORD, from... ahem... a sleep-deprived, weight-gaining (leveled off, thank you...), polite, but wizened, old fuel.

I should interject here that I'm not aware of any writing
style I might reflect; I am, however, a bit rambling and disjointed most of the time, but I can generally bring a particular point back into focus somewhere near the end of any given tangential meandering. Generally, I say... I'm not always successful.

For now, I'd simply like to reintroduce myself: Hello,
I'm Richard. I will be trying to stay in closer touch.

(And thank you, Kate, for your indomitable patience and understanding.)


"NOTE FROM RICK"
RETURNING HOME
October 14, 2012

RDA As Richard returned home from his week abroad, he sent another text, and looked forward to some rest and reconnecting.

October 14, 2012

Oui, je suis en America, maintenant. Et, je suis... um... lagged, de le jet.

A process to exit LAX, what could have easily destroyed ANY desire to travel again, was made uniquely brief and almost sweat-free by the delightfully attentive personnel of Tahiti Nui, an otherwise lackluster airline. People, good. Airplanes, not so.

Heading home along the Ocean Park route through Venice to avoid the 405 Freeway, which is rumored to be under construction, here, on a lovely Sunday afternoon.

I've come home to hug my daughter and kiss my dogs. I can assess things later, now I must reconnect.

RAd

Click here for more information, pictures, and videos from Richard's trip to Paris.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
AWARD PHOTO
October 12, 2012

RDA Still experimenting with the technology, today Richard managed to send another quick message with a photo attached. Click the photo to enlarge.

October 12, 2012

Doubtful un foto will make it thru, but, hey, here's a try.

Anderson, Rick

Click here for more information, pictures, and videos from Richard's trip to Paris.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
PAPARAZZI
October 11, 2012

RDA Following his appearance at the Jules Verne Festival, Richard sent another brief text from his hotel room in Paris on Thursday evening.

October 11, 2012

Pix from here I can't do: limitations in technology.

Event was... Crazy getting there, lots of people. I am now a bit of a prisoner, paparazzi staged just below my hotel window.

Upp!...bath time!

RA

Later in the evening, both Richard and Amanda returned for the second night of the Jules Verne Festival where they also joined astronaut Buzz Aldrin for a concert by David Newman.

Click here for more information, pictures, and videos from Richard's trip to Paris.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
JULES VERNE AWARD
October 10, 2012

RDA The Jules Verne Festival announced that the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Jules Verne Award for 2012 would be presented to Richard Dean Anderson in recognition of his conservation efforts.

According to the website, "This year, the Festival pays tribute to Richard Dean Anderson, the hero of Stargate and MacGyver. The star is at the confluence of two worlds that are at the heart of the Festival and its rationale, in the tradition of Jules Verne's imagination and nature conservation. For many years, Richard Dean Anderson has been an environmentalist committed to protecting the planet, especially marine environments. He supports the work of Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson. His commitment is an example to all those who commit their celebrity and their means to serve a cause which is vital to us all, as humans, the principal concern: EARTH."

A reception was held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Grand Rex in Paris. Although Captain Paul Watson was unable to attend the event, his work with marine conservation was also honored with a Jules Verne Award. The evening also reunited Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping, who was present as a Guest of Honor in recognition of her humanitarian efforts as well as the launch in France of season 4 of Sanctuary.

Following the evening of celebration, at about 2:00am local time, Richard once again shared a few thoughts via text message:

October 10, 2012

Hello, OR Bon Soir. I am crusty with sweat salt from this evening's festivities. Quite a nice format helped keep things moving along with some levity, and still let the substance remain in focus. But some crazy-assed paparazzi, to be sure. Nothing dangerous, but still, a pretty good-sized obstacle... Incessantly!

...More later.

To Grey Pur e...

More information about the Jules Verne Festival and Award can be found on the Jules Verne Festival Website.

Click here for information, pictures, and videos from Richard's trip to Paris.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
PARIS
October 8, 2012

RDA on French TV Richard has arrived in Paris, where he will be honored at the Jules Verne Festival on Wednesday. As he touched down in Paris at about 10am local time, he sent a text from the rainy French capital.

October 8, 2012

So, Paris, airport, arrival, traffic problems: it is raining, a blessing to me.

Sending in pieces in case is not getting thru.

Here for a week and no computer!! iPad, yes. But with my limited aptitude for such things, it will be interesting to see if I can send any thoughts westward, no?

Later in the afternoon, Richard appeared on "Vous Êtes En Direct," ("You Are Live"), a French interview program.

Click here for information, pictures, and videos from Richard's trip to Paris.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
DOGGIE PHOTO
October 4, 2012

Dogs Richard sent another picture of his "favorite people" and a brief note promising more updates.

October 4, 2012

Partial update coming 4th. A little at a time, perhaps.



MERCEDES-BENZ WEBISODES
September 18, 2012

RDA

In July, Richard was in Johannesburg, South Africa, shooting a commercial that reprises his MacGyver character to promote the release of the new Citan from Mercedes-Benz.

"In youth, we run into difficulties. With age, difficulties run into us," MacGyver explains as he is unexpectedly drawn into his latest adventure in a series of three webisodes released today.

Click here for links to the new webisodes as well as the previously released trailer and behind-the-scenes segments.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
DRAGON*CON / RDA DAY
August 31 - September 3, 2012

RDA Richard was among the many stars attending the multi-media popular culture convention Dragon*Con in Atlanta this year. His appearance included two panels, one on his own and one with other stars of the Stargate franchise, as well as autograph sessions and photo-ops with fans.

To coincide with Richard's visit to Georgia, the City of Atlanta proclaimed September 1, 2012 as "Richard Dean Anderson Day" in recognition of his many accomplishments over the years.

At the awards banquet that evening, Michael Bond, the son of Julian Bond, a leader in the American civil rights movement, presented Richard with the official Proclamation declaring his special day, and fellow Stargate alum Robert Picardo serenaded him with "You Are My Sunshine" in humorous tribute.

As he was preparing to return home from the weekend, Richard sent a brief text:

September 3, 2012

All done but the traveling.

Did I mention Sept. 1, 2012 was RDA Day in Atlanta? So decreed by City Councilman Michael Bond (Julian's kid). Mayor in on it too.

Click here to view images and video from the Dragon*Con weekend.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON DAY
August 21, 2012

RDA To coincide with Richard's visit to Atlanta for Dragon*Con, the City of Atlanta is issuing a Special Proclamation stating that September 1, 2012 will officially be declared "Richard Dean Anderson Day" in recognition of his many accomplishments over the years.

That evening, there will be a special awards banquet, and Richard will be presented with the Proclamation by Michael Bond, the son of Julian Bond, a leader in the American civil rights movement.

August 21, 2012

So, there you go.

The gesture came out of nowhere, and prior to this I have no recollection of doing anything special for the city of Atlanta.... so, nowhere!

Quite an honor....

Rick

Tickets to the Guest of Honor Awards Banquet are available to attendees at Dragon*Con.


MERCEDES-BENZ TRAILER
August 14, 2012

RDA Last month, Richard was in Johannesburg, South Africa, shooting a commercial that reprises his MacGyver character to promote the release of the new Citan from Mercedes-Benz, due out next month.

The trailer for this new commercial is now available on the Mercedes-Benz website.

Click here for a link to the new trailer.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
DRAGON*CON
August 12, 2012

RDA Richard sent a quick text to let fans know that he will be appearing at Dragon*Con, a multi-media popular culture convention being held in Atlanta, Georgia from August 31 to September 3, 2012.

August 12, 2012

I'd like to spread the word that I'm going to be in Atlanta, Georgia @ the end of August. The name of this thing... has a Con at the end of it...

Information about the convention and event tickets can be found at the Dragon*Con website. Tickets for autographs and photo-ops with RDA (Friday-Sunday) can be purchased through Legends Canada. Stargate related events and schedules can be found at the Stargate Multiverse Track.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
SOUTH AFRICA
July 1-14, 2012

South Africa Richard began the month of July with a visit to South Africa where he is shooting a new commercial.

July 6, 2012

I'm shooting a commercial for Mercedes. They are introducing a new vehicle somewhere in the future, (October), and asked me to be a part of the launch. I have to say it feels kinda good to be working again. ~rda

While he is there, he promised to share pictures of his adventures, and as those pictures come in, they will be added to the site.

Click here to see Richard's photo adventures in South Africa.


SSCS: OCEANS OF CHANGE
June 9, 2012

Sea Shepherd Richard was among the celebrities and guests who attended the "Oceans of Change: 35 Years of Conservation in Action" benefit event in Malibu on Saturday. The event celebrated the work that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has been doing to protect the world's oceans and marine life, and it raised awareness and funds in support of founder Paul Watson, who remains in Germany awaiting a decision on extradition to Costa Rica. The benefit gala was held at a private estate in Malibu's Serra Retreat and included a reception, entertainment, awards, and a silent auction.

For more information about Sea Shepherd and the "Free Captain Watson" campaign, visit the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society website.


SUPPORT FOR PAUL WATSON
May 29, 2012

RDA

When Richard attended FedCon XXI in Germany, in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, he was to be joined there by Captain Paul Watson, the founder of Sea Shepherd. However, upon his arrival in Germany, Captain Watson was arrested by German authorities for extradition to Costa Rica. The German police reported that the warrant for Captain Watson's arrest was in response to an alleged violation of ships traffic in Costa Rica, which occurred during the filming of "Sharkwater" in 2002. All Sea Shepherd supporters are urged to help convince the German officials at the Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Foreign Affairs to step in and overturn their decision for extradition.

Richard spoke in support of his friend, and he recorded a message asking all supporters to take action for the release of Captain Watson.

Click here to see Richard's recorded message and to find ways to voice your support for the release of Captain Watson.


FEDCON XXI
May 17-20, 2012

RDA Richard was among the guests from the world of science fiction who attended the FedCon XXI convention at the Hotel Maritim in Düsseldorf, Germany. During the weekend, he addressed fans' questions in several panels, posed for photos, and signed autographs.

Richard's appearance at the convention was in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd, was scheduled to join him during the weekend. However, Paul was detained by German authorities due to an earlier Sea Shepherd campaign in Costa Rica, and fans and supporters were encouraged to voice their support for his release. More information about Paul's arrest and ways to voice support can be found on the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society website.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
PHOTOS
March 4-11, 2012

RDA Richard was practicing with different ways to forward photos, and by way of experimentation, he tried texting a few random pictures to share with the site. In his first attempt, he sent three pictures of himself and Andy. Later, he sent two more pictures, one that seems to be from his trip to Tibet in 2001, and one of another canine member of the family.

Click here to see the photos Richard has sent.



CARNIVAL IN BRAZIL
February 15-17, 2012

RDA in Brazil Richard's first visit to Brazil was a spectacular one. Invited by Gillette to promote the personal hygiene, beauty, and home care products of Gillette and Procter & Gamble, Richard attended Carnival in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil as part of the "Gillette Mach 3, the MacGyver of the Carnival" event.

On Wednesday, February 15th, Richard attended a press conference at the Amado Bahia Restaurant in Salvador where he was joined by André Marques, host of "Video Show," as well as singer Michel Teló, a fan of MacGyver since childhood, and Lelys Durval, the lead singer of the Brazilian band Asa de Águia, who enjoys a reputation as the "Brazilian MacGyver" because of his habit of always carrying a pack with essential items. Richard also learned about "abadá," a Mardi Gras tradition, as he accepted the challenge to customize a T-shirt from the band Asa de Águia using a Swiss army knife.

On Thursday, February 16th, Richard participated in the opening day of the Bahian Carnival by joining Lelys Durval and Michel Teló on a float through the streets of Salvador. From his unique vantage point, he found himself caught up in the performances as he greeted the crowds and took photos on his cell phone.

Click here to see some pictures from Carnival in Brazil.

Richard has promised to share some of his own photos with the website, and they will be added when he sends them.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
COMMERCIALS
February 12, 2012

RDA Richard wanted to share his latest news about two commercial ventures. The first, for Mercedes Benz, plays on the MacGyver legacy, and the second, for Gillette, includes a trip to Brazil for Carnival.

February 12, 2012

I am doing two commercial ventures for two companies:

Mercedes Benz is launching a campaign which will launch the new vehicle they are pushing somewhere down the line. The "commercial" will only appear in parts of Europe, so I wasn't going to make too big a deal about it. The story boards are simple, straightforward depictions of "MacGyver" (unquote) making use of the new vehicle in very MacGyverish ways. There's a bit of clever cuteness to the pieces, but that's fine. Limited usage, short showings.

Tomorrow I'm first doing the photo shoot for the Mercedes campaign, then at night I'll be flying to Brazil to represent the Gillette people at Carnival with something new and exciting! Razor blades I think, maybe...?

This "event" is a very local thing, somehow connected to Carnival, and probably a simple live appearance at the "point of sale," photos, media interviews...

Time for bed,

Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 23, 2012

RDA Richard spent part of his birthday morning exploring the messages and gifts on the website, and he dropped a line expressing his appreciation and thanks.

January 23, 2012

So... thousands of well-wishers, fans, and supporters!!! You've rocked me back on my heels. I started at the wrong end of the list until I realized the dates on the texts were shrinking. So I skipped ahead a little. Then I took a casual stroll down the queue. This thing is amazing. Thank you, so much!

I'm going to write a letter (sic) later today, to the Loyal and Patient followers of rdandersondotcom. I truly know it's been said before, but I am sincerely touched by all of this.

Later on,

Rick


USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 4, 2011

RDA On December 4th, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 5th Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, California. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Pain Center website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the five Annual Run/Walk events. As a guest emcee, he helped to signal the start of the race. Richard also mingled with the fans who attended, and he posed for pictures and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
RAISING HOPE & CHARLIE BROWN
November 8, 2011

Raising Hope Richard sent a message to remind viewers of his appearance, along with his daughter Wylie, in the episode of "Raising Hope" entitled "Jimmy and the Kid" tonight on FOX. He also spoke proudly of Wylie's recent performance as Sally Brown in a stage production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

November 8, 2011

Wylie's episode of "Raising Hope" is on tonight, 9:30 on FOX Tuesday.

Her performances in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" were absolutely astonishing. I promise you, this is an objective assessment of this kid's work/play. (I really believe now that she has the energy, aptitude, and I dare say, talent, to do something in the bizness.) I am so proud of my lovely daughter.

Anderson, Rick

More information, images, and video clips from "Raising Hope" can be found in the Filmography.

The Raising Hope website has more information about the series as well as photos and full episodes for viewing.


SEA SHEPHERD BENEFIT
October 29, 2011

RDA

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Benefit, "Stand Up For the Oceans," was held on October 29th at the estate of Sea Shepherd supporter Sam Simon in Pacific Palisades, California. The gala event, which featured celebrity guests including Sarah Silverman and Nick Thune as well as Sea Shepherd members and supporters, was held as a final push to generate funds in support of the upcoming Antarctic Campaign, "Operation Divine Wind," to stop whaling in the southern oceans once and for all. Richard Dean Anderson was among the celebrity guests, and during the silent auction he won a bicycle, a special 20th Anniversary Edition Beach Cruiser donated by the New Belgium Brewing Company.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.

For information about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and how to make a donation, visit the Sea Shepherd website.


RAISING HOPE
October 8, 2011

RDA & Wylie on Raising Hope An upcoming episode of "Raising Hope" features the TV debut of Wylie Anderson, as well as a guest appearance by her dad. In the episode, Richard plays a protective father who mistakenly believes that Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is hitting on his daughter, played by 13-year-old Wylie.

The episode was initially expected to air in October, however FOX's programming during October is scheduled around the post-season baseball playoffs. In an email from Wylie, she explained:

October 8, 2011

Our episode is called "Jimmy and the Kid". :) The creator of "Raising Hope" has talked to us and said that our episode isn't actually airing until November! Thanks again!

The airdate is currently listed on the FOX website as November 8, 2011, although fans are encouraged to keep an eye on upcoming FOX programming in case of unexpected schedule changes.

The Raising Hope website has more information about the series as well as photos and full episodes for viewing.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
FACEBOOK
September 8, 2011

RDA There are several dozen Facebook pages in the name of Richard Dean Anderson, and on a number of these pages, the owner attempts to deceive fans by posting messages as Richard. One of the biggest of these pages even used a fake verification icon to fool thousands of followers. When Richard learned what was going on at Facebook, he was very disturbed by these fraudulent imposters deliberately duping fans in his name. To set the record straight, Richard sent a video message to all his fans, making it very clear that he does NOT use Facebook.

Richard's video message can be viewed here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
RAISING HOPE
September 7, 2011

Wylie on Raising Hope Richard sent another "Proud Father" message and another picture from the set of "Raising Hope."

September 7, 2011

Here the girl is, outside her dressing room at Raising Hope.
She did sooooooo sooooo great!
Daddy Prideboy

rad

The Raising Hope website has more information about the series as well as photos and full episodes for viewing.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
ROAD TRIP
September 4, 2011

Road Trip Reflection Richard was somewhere along the California coast when he paused to send the earlier image from "Raising Hope" and another artistic view from his motorcycle. His text message shared his enthusiasm for the open road:

September 4, 2011

I have been on a daylong MotoRide up the PCH, (hiway #1) & found that I had ALMOST gotten myself lost in the hills, valleys, & trees somewhere well above Santa Barbra, yet not quite to Santa Maria. I've taken the route from Ojai (rte.33) thru mnts. (cooler, usually late ice & snow) north-ish, to intersect @ E/W rte. to Santa Maria area, meeting up @ Hyway #101, once the Ventura freeway further south... and then north it is, until I can comfortably hook up with my beloved, Highway 1.

A day of this kind of "off the main drag" riding will get me to Big Sur, maybe Carmel, sometimes bringing the moon up upon arrival. Only done it twice, but the stretch above San Simeon to Carmel is nothing to consider on a big, fat motorcycle in the extreme dark, with the notorious 2500 ft. cliffs on one side or the other, depending on which direction you travel. Of course, those motoring south are in the perpetual 'outside' lane. (This is only so because we're not in England.) I forget my point.

Back 2 the road!

ra


"NOTE FROM RICK"
RAISING HOPE
September 4, 2011

Wylie on Raising Hope On August 29th and 30th, Richard and Wylie were on the set of "Raising Hope" to shoot their joint guest appearance on the half-hour comedy. A few days later, Richard sent a text to share one of the pictures from their day on the set.

September 4, 2011

Wylie gets make-up for TV debut on RAISING HOPE. August 2011.

RaNdErSoN

In the episode, Richard plays a protective father who mistakenly believes that Jimmy (Lucas Neff) is hitting on his daughter, played by 13-year-old Wylie.

"Raising Hope" airs on Tuesday nights on FOX, and Richard's and Wylie's episode is tentatively due to air in October.

The Raising Hope website has more information about the series as well as photos and full episodes for viewing.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
RAISING HOPE
August 26, 2011

RDA Richard sent another brief email with a bit of exciting news for himself and for his daughter, Wylie.

August 26, 2011

I wanted you to know, first, that Wylie and I have been inked to appear, together, mind you, in an episode of "Raising Hope." We are both very excited.

Details to follow, but you have it exclusively, right now. It is something like this that I do want you to have first.

I have to go to bed...

Rick

"Raising Hope," a situation comedy about a single dad raising his infant daughter, airs on Tuesday nights on FOX. As details follow, they will be added here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
LITTLE WOMEN
June 28, 2011

RDA In an email, Richard shared his parental pride in his daughter's most recent theatrical performances. As for his own appearances, a return to "Fairly Legal" has not yet been confirmed, although he has been offered another commercial which may shoot next month.

June 28, 2011

For some time now I've been staying tight with Wylie. She's had the lead in two productions, ("Phantom Tollbooth" and "Little Women"). And, my God!! She shone! She played Beth in "Women," so things get pretty heavy for the actress playing her. She gets sick, and dies, ultimately. Wylie's getting very close to being able to tap the emotional coffers she's been adding to over the years. She made a dozen people in the audience weep openly, very audible sniffling for minutes after the death scene.

She just might have 'it'. She certainly stands out when she shares the stage with others... she's definitely got 'something' that gets her close to that.... space, that heart, the focus, intelligence, nerve.... Time will tell.

Yesterday she started the summer program at a camp for theatrical kids. Fairly intensive gig.

Wish I had an answer for you regarding "Fairly Legal." I love reading [on the internet] about what I'm supposed to be doing because if it weren't for these little snippets of "information" I wouldn't have a clue. No one from the Company has spoken to me. I suppose I should investigate the status of things.

OOOOHH!!!! Whew! Just remembered: I MAY be going to Brazil at the end of July to shoot a commercial. It will only show in Brazil. O, well. I've never been to Brazil, so there's that.

'night,

R


"NOTE FROM RICK"
101 GADGETS
May 24, 2011

RDA Richard's TV special for the History Channel, "101 Gadgets That Changed the World," was originally scheduled to air on Father's Day, June 19, 2011. However, Richard sent a text to say that the anticipated program has changed.

May 24, 2011

Here's one 4U: The "gadgets" project I filmed in NY 4 History Channel?... IT WILL NOT BE AIRING ON FATHER'S DAY :(

Rick

In a follow-up text the next day, Richard added that the entire concept has been changed and that the special is now expected to be done as a completely "voiced" piece. Whether any of Richard's work will appear in the final version is now uncertain.

[As a postscript, the History Channel special aired on June 15th using a voice-over. None of Richard's narration or on-screen work appeared in the show.]


CHEVRON 7.6
May 6-8, 2011

RDA Richard was among the guests from the world of science fiction who attended the Chevron 7.6 convention at the Hilton Metropole in Birmingham, UK. During the weekend, he addressed fans' questions in several panels, posed for photos, signed autographs, and auctioned off a number of items in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.



FEDCON XX
April 28 - May 1, 2011

RDA Richard joined a number of guests from the world of science fiction at the FedCon XX convention in Düsseldorf, Germany. The weekend included several panels during which fans could ask questions of the guests. Richard also posed for photos and signed autographs. Money raised during the auction went to support the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.



"NOTE FROM RICK"
101 GADGETS
March 20, 2011

RDA Wylie had tweeted to say that Richard was in New York filming a new TV special, and when Richard returned home, he sent a few more details about his latest project.

March 20, 2011

History Channel's "101 Gadgets That Changed the World," hosted by Richard Dean Anderson, will air on Father's Day, 2011. Quite a day of green screen filming. I don't talk that much in a year!... But it might be an OK project in the end. If it makes the grade, History could make a series out of it...

Mmmmmmmmm......

r


"NOTE FROM RICK"
COLORS IN THE SKY
February 17, 2011

RDA Richard seemed to be in a poetic mood early this morning when he shared a few thoughts and a colorful self portrait.

February 17, 2011

I've watched the moonrise,
now the sun,
all in one breath.
The dogs are confused,
as am I,
watching all the colors
out there,
not to mention...
...in the sky.

(watching all that lives out there...
not to mention in the sky.)

(watching as dear life rolls by,
not to mention... metaphors... in the sky.)

Rick


FAIRLY LEGAL
February 17, 2011

RDA Richard has a recurring guest role on "Fairly Legal," a new series for the USA Network which debuted on January 20th. The February 17th episode marks the first appearance of Richard's character, David Smith, who is a charismatic but secretive man who enters Kate Reed's life shortly after the death of her father and who has mysterious and deep connections to the Reed family.

Episodes can also be viewed at the USA Network website and at HULU.

For more information about "Fairly Legal," visit the Filmography.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
VALENTINE'S DAY
February 12, 2011

RDA and Wylie Richard paused for a brief text message with photos as he and Wylie prepared for the annual Father Daughter Valentine's Day Dance at Wylie's school. The picture came with the caption below, and a second picture of Wylie can be seen here.

February 12, 2011

Wylie & her Dad heading out to the Daddy Daughter Dance. Actually, just a casual shot of our two kids being kids, loving the world and all other celestial bodies......

Rick


USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 5, 2010

RDA On December 5, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 4th Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte near Los Angeles. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic neurological disease affecting an estimated 1.5 to more than 6 million Americans. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Pain Center website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the four Annual Run/Walk events. As a guest emcee, he helped to signal the start of the race and to announce the special winners as the race concluded. Richard also mingled with the fans who attended, and he posed for pictures and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.


APPEARANCES
DECEMBER, 2010 - MAY, 2011

RDA Richard is scheduled for a number of appearances coming up in the next few months. Here are some things to watch for:

December 5, 2010: USC Quench the Fire 5K/10K Run-Walk-Roll at Whittier Narrows Park, South El Monte, California
Richard is expected to attend the 4th annual event in support of the USC Pain Center's research, education, and treatment of chronic pain diseases.
For more information, visit: Quench the Fire.

January 20, 2011: Fairly Legal on the USA Network
Richard appears in several episodes in a recurring guest role for the new series "Fairly Legal" (originally titled "Facing Kate") on the USA Network.
For more information, visit: Fairly Legal.

April 28-May 1, 2011: FedCon XX at the Maritim Hotel, Düsseldorf, Germany
Richard is among the guests from the world of science fiction scheduled to attend the FedCon XX convention in Düsseldorf, Germany.
For more information, visit: FedCon XX.

May 6-8, 2011: Chevron 7.6 at the Hilton Metropole, Birmingham, UK
Richard is among the guests from the world of science fiction scheduled to attend the Chevron 7.6 convention in Birmingham, UK.
For more information, visit: Chevron 7.6.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
LORIE SANDOVAL
OCTOBER 15, 2010

Sandoval Family Richard had spoken in the past of his friend and neighbor Lorie Sandoval, the mother of one of Wylie's friends. She had been diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), and her illness has had a devastating effect on the family's finances. To show their support, Lorie's friends and neighbors in the Malibu community where they live united by organizing a community fundraiser which was held on October 15th in Malibu. A number of local celebrities were in attendance, and Richard was the photographer for the event.

More information about the Sandoval family and the Sandoval Family Benefit Party can be found at Wallet Pop and The Malibu Times.

Those not attending may also mail donations in the form of checks payable to: Lorie Sandoval Family Fund, P.O. Box 2122, Malibu, CA 90265.

The organizers have also suggested that donations may be made via PayPal to: sandovalfamilyparty@gmail.com

Richard sent a brief message about his friend and about how the Benefit Party came to be:

October 15, 2010

Another one of those "moments"! What started as a local 'collection plate' sort of deal obviously blossomed into a nice little event for our friend, Lorie. She and I used to gab at each other about our respective pains and maladies last year. We kind of had this private club of two, using each other to vent and support.

And then one day... It really did happen... like THAT!

And so it began.

And here we are.

I will photograph the fundraiser evening.

Rick

On Twitter, Richard added an appeal to fans who may be moved to offer their help:

Lorie is a dear friend of mine; please help if you can. $1, $2.... any is appreciated.

Lorie Sandoval Following the weekend event, Richard shared a picture of his friend Lorie, and he added his thanks on Twitter:

A dear & beautiful soul peers from within Lorie's eyes. She is so clearly "there" for you, if you commit to going in, listening closely, ... I am in awe of the Generosity of YOU. Lorie knows, cries, I see what is happening, cry, smile, appreciate... Thank YOU


"NOTE FROM RICK"
VICTORY IN ALASKA
August 12, 2010

Victory in Alaska After returning from Vancouver, Richard forwarded a copy of the latest newsletter from the National Resources Defense Council. In a brief attached message, he shared his pleasure over the news that oil drilling has been halted in the region of Alaska’s Chukchi Sea.

August 12, 2010

heavy duty goodness...

Anderson, Rick

Click here to read the latest newletter from the NRDC.


MEET THE MAN
August 5-8, 2010

Meet the Man During the first weekend in August, Richard attended the "Meet the Man" convention in Vancouver, BC. The event, which featured a cocktail party, question & answer panels, photo and autograph sessions, and a charity auction, was held in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. By the end of the weekend, $100,000 had been raised to help protect marine life.

Photos and summaries of the question & answer sessions are being gradually added to the website here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
GUARD DOGS
July 30, 2010

Daisy and Andy Richard was in Vancouver on Wednesday to film additional scenes for the new series "Facing Kate." Upon his return to Los Angeles, he sent a new picture and a brief message.

July 30, 2010

Love personified. Here are the Girls...guarding the cement driveway. (No one will ever steal my driveway)!

I am currently on my way to relieve them.

Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BP IN THE ARCTIC
July 12, 2010

NRDC Richard sent another quick message to say that he had just signed the most recent petition from the NRDC to protect the Arctic from proposed oil drilling by BP. Adding that there was "No obligation, $ wise," he forwarded the information from NRDC's latest newsletter which begins:

They’re BACK ...

The same company that just brought you the most catastrophic oil spill in American history is now planning a risky new project that would use untested drilling technology in Alaska’s Beaufort Sea -- the heart of America’s polar bear habitat.

BP’s so-called Liberty Project would use the biggest rig in the world -- propped up by a manmade gravel island three miles from shore – to drill up to eight miles horizontally, exposing pipes to the same kind of explosive “gas kicks” that led to the blowout in the Gulf.

In other words, this latest BP project is a disaster waiting to happen!

Please help stop it by signing this urgent Petition of Protest to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

Follow the link above for more information about the Liberty Project and how to make your voice heard.


ZAXBY'S COMMERCIAL
July 5, 2010

Zaxby's Last month, Richard filmed a series of commercials to promote the 20th anniversary of Zaxby's, a fast food chicken franchise located predominantly in the southeastern US. With a pop culture nod to 1990 when the restaurant chain began, the commercials play off of Richard's MacGyver personna as he builds a high intensity proton laser, a blow gun, and finds himself stuck in an elevator.

Three commercials began airing on television this week, and they can also be seen here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
PICTURES
July 1, 2010

Rocks Among his occasional tweets (now viewable on the homepage feed), Richard has continued to send text messages during his travels. His messages included some pictures he had taken, sometimes with an explanation, sometimes without. One message was sent from the Vancouver airport as he prepared to return to Los Angeles after filming his first appearance on Facing Kate:

June 22, 2010

Well, finished up in Van. 4 a while. Recurring role keeps me guessing. Not great 4 making plans. Just taking off 2 LA. Shoot went fine. Cast is pretty & smart. More later. Closing the door.


Chicken Another message was sent from the Hartford airport as he prepared to return to Los Angeles after a week spent visiting New England:

July 1, 2010

I have been loitering around the East. Bopping around the Berkshires. Stayed a few x days. Bonus was getting 2 c more of Wylie b4 my return. Fun. Miss my dogs. More L8r. Picture of chicken I ate in Ojai, CA. Day trippin'.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
TWEETING FROM BOSTON
June 23, 2010

Wylie Via Twitter and text, Richard has shared that he and Wylie are passing through Boston. "Made into Boston, kids. Life in the fast lane!" he tweeted. "Wylie's looking over my shoulder, actually helping me thru 1st day of TWEETing." Then he added a photo of his daughter: "Again meet Wylie my Twitter Manager. She's the bestest! http://twitpic.com/1zc8kd"

While certain news items will continue to be added here on the Updates page, updates will not be made for each and every tweet, so to make it easier to follow Richard's messages, a live Twitter feed has now been added to the main page of this website. Fans can also follow directly on Twitter: @andersonrdean.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
FACING KATE
June 21, 2010

RDA Richard followed up the message from his daughter the day before. He is filming a new project in Vancouver, and he took a moment between scenes to text a few details from the set:

June 21, 2010

Wylie got so excited and involved with Twitter, there was no denying the technology of it all. "It'll be so cool, Dad..." So "cool" it must be.

This wee gig happened SO fast. The offer came WHILE I was shooting something else last week. FACING KATE is the name of the show. I'm on for just 5 episodes, dispersed over 11 or 12. (Wylie thought it was a good storyline, too.) In Vancouver - where else?

Rick

According to online sources, including Fancast and The Hollywood Reporter, "Facing Kate" is a new series for the USA Network from creator Michael Sardo and executive producer Steve Stark.

The show centers on Kate, a top-flight litigator who leaves her firm to become a mediator when she realizes that "truth and justice are not always being found in the court room." Described as a legal drama with "a lighter tone, quirky lead character, and picturesque San Francisco setting," the new show fits the genre of other USA series such as "Monk," "Psych," "In Plain Sight" and "Royal Pains."

The series stars Sarah Shahi as Kate Reed and costars Michael Trucco, Virginia Williams, and Baron Vaughn. Richard Dean Anderson will be appearing in a recurring guest role as David Smith, "a charismatic but secretive man who enters Kate’s life shortly after the death of her father. In short order, it is revealed that David has deeper connections to the Reed family."

Production began on June 16 in Vancouver, and Richard has made the trip north where he is currently filming his new role.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
TWITTER
June 20, 2010

RDA The latest message actually came courtesy of Wylie, who wrote to share the news that her dad has finally entered the realm of Twitter:

June 20, 2010

My dad wanted to let you know that he is now on Twitter! His account is andersonrdean@twitter.com. Is there any way you can post that info on your RDAnderson.com website? He listed that website as a link on his Twitter account. Thanks!

-wylie


"NOTE FROM RICK"
PEBBLE MINE
June 13, 2010

NRDC Richard sent a brief message to forward the latest newsletter from the Natural Resources Defense Council, hoping to spread the word about the environmental dangers of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska. Click here to read his forwarded message from the NRDC Newsletter.

June 13, 2010

Fell a'nap this afternoon in the backyard after a romp with 'Andy' and 'Daisy'. Good medicine those dogs.

Passing this on. As much as I know how to beg.....

Smile on!

RAndersonDean


STARGATE UNIVERSE
May 21, 2010

RDA Last year, Richard had returned to Vancouver to film a few scenes that would appear near the end of the first season of Stargate Universe. Those scenes are part of the 18th episode, "Subversion," airing on May 21 on SyFy. In the episode, Colonel Telford is suspected of espionage after Dr. Rush has a disturbing dream about a covert meeting with the Lucian Alliance, and Colonel Young investigates the matter with the help of General Jack O'Neill and Dr. Daniel Jackson. The story arc continues in the two-part finale, "Incursion," which begins on June 4th. Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping appear in the preview for "Incursion."

For more information about Stargate Universe, visit MGM and SyFy.

Images of Lieutenant General O'Neill from SGU can be seen here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
WHALES
March 12, 2010

NRDC Although he is still traveling, Richard took a moment to send a brief message from the road and to forward the latest newsletter from the Natural Resources Defense Council, hoping to spread the word about one way to help stop illegal whaling. Click here to read his forwarded message from the NRDC Newsletter.

March 12, 2010

Any reason why we can't send this around to our friends?

Love you Kids!!

Anderson, Rick


MACGYVER TV MOVIES PREORDER
March 8, 2010

RDA Loyal fans who faithfully bought each season of MacGyver as it was released on DVD and have been waiting anxiously for years to complete their collections with the two final TV movies now have reason to rejoice. TVshowsonDVD.com is reporting that Paramount is finally releasing the two MacGyver movies, "Lost Treasure of Atlantis" and "Trail to Doomsday" on a single separate DVD due to be released on June 15, 2010.

The DVD is already available for preorder on Amazon.com.


HUB STARGATE CONVENTION
March 6-7, 2010

RDA

Richard visited Australia for the first time when he joined fellow "Stargate" cast members Christopher Judge, Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Dan Shea, David Nykl, Connor Trinneer, and David Blue for the HUB Productions Stargate 2010 convention. The weekend consisted of two separate conventions, the first in Sydney on March 6th, and the second in Melbourne on March 7th. Each event featured photo sessions, autograph sessions, guest panels, and an auction which offered a selection of props and memorabilia to raise money for HUB's designated charities. Richard's appearance was in support of his own charities, including the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Guests and fans alike enjoyed an outstanding weekend of memorable moments, and some of the highlights and photos of Richard's appearance are featured here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 24, 2010

RDA Richard kept in touch with another phone call following his 60th birthday celebration on January 23rd.

He described his special day as "just brilliant!" He had spent the whole day with Wylie and his mom, and they had spent time just hanging out, relaxing, and playing with the dogs in the yard. Then they all went out to their favorite restaurant for a party orchestrated by Wylie. She had arranged for a chocolate dessert with a pure molten chocolate center, and all the employees came out to sing Happy Birthday. "It was a GREAT, WONDERFUL birthday!" he said. Then he added, "I don't feel 60!"

His birthday had begun in the morning with messages from fans when he opened a package of postcards that some fans had sent from countries all around the world. "Oh, God, it's just brilliant! Just wonderful!" he exclaimed. Many hundreds of additional messages had been left on the Fan Mail page, and ecards sent to acknowledge charitable donations had also been forwarded to him, but he admitted that he hadn't been online for almost a week. He added, "I do thank you for that!" and he promised to view them right away, just as soon as he got back online.

First, however, he needed to wrap up the phone call as kickoff time approached on a Sunday afternoon. The Minnesota native was preparing to watch the Vikings battle for the NFC title.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAPPY NEW YEAR
December 29, 2009

RDA

As the year was drawing to a close, Richard phoned to send season's greetings, and he apologized for being out of touch for so long and "under that rock I've alluded to."

He and Wylie had enjoyed a quiet Christmas at home this year. For the holiday, she had performed in the "Nutcracker" for about the fifth year in a row. She had taken four different roles in the production, and Richard was one of the volunteers working backstage. Wylie loves the performing arts, both in front of and behind the camera, and for Christmas she had received a new computer with advanced software for editing.

Richard spoke of his recent appearance at the Quench the Fire event in support of the USC Pain Center. He has been associated with the doctors at the Pain Center for about four years. Although he has not been diagnosed with RSD, he has been dealing with some chronic pain issues stemming from earlier injuries to his back and feet, and through the Pain Center he has been finding some relief in dealing with pain without relying on medication. The race has been getting bigger each year and is now an officially sanctioned timed race. He added that he hopes eventually to walk the course at the QTF event.

He is looking forward to upcoming events in Vancouver (Meet the Man) and Australia (Stargate 2010) as well, and he will be using both appearances to help support his various charities. His four main charities are the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Waterkeeper Alliance, Challengers Boys and Girls Club, and Art of the Brain, and he would also add the USC Pain Center to the list. For those fans who have asked about acknowledging his upcoming birthday, Richard said that in lieu of gifts he would welcome donations to any of these charities. Donations can be made directly to the individual charities or through the Charity Page on this website which allows for an eCard message that would be forwarded to him. He expressed his gratitude to the many fans who have made donations in the past and added that he hopes to be more prompt in acknowledging the generosity of his fans.

Richard also spoke about the traveling he would like to do to mark his 60th birthday. Over the past couple of years, he has been taking some short trips of several days at a time along the coast and into the mountains of southern and central California. His plans for an extended motorcycle trip are still very much up in the air, but he added that he wants to "spend as much of my 60th (really 61st) year on the planet traveling around the United States on my bike. That kind of travel has always attracted me, and I love camping. Back in my younger days I used to hitchhike all over the place. I really like the Rockies and the Tetons, and up through northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and western Canada. That whole area is just filled with what I need." Another trip along a more southern route is already in the planning stages because, "believe it or not, I have never seen the Grand Canyon."

As he talked, he was enjoying some of that nature himself as he described what he was seeing in his backyard: The sun had set and the clouds had turned golden and amber and red. Three big sycamore trees had lost their leaves and were backlit against the sky. A beautiful pair of hawks had just taken off from the branches, and two other birds were talking to each other in quiet chirping sounds that he tried to imitate. Despite the "cold" California evening at about 75 degrees, he admitted missing the "big beautiful storms" elsewhere in the country. Like a true Minnesotan, he declared, "I love that kind of weather!"

As the call ended, he wished everyone a very Happy New Year and added another promise to keep in touch.


USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 6, 2009

RDA On December 6, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 3rd Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at Whittier Narrows Park in South El Monte near Los Angeles. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to support education, research, and treatment of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) and other neuropathic chronic pain diseases. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome, also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic neurological disease affecting an estimated 1.5 to more than 6 million Americans. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Pain Center website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard has appeared at each of the three Annual Run/Walk events. As a guest emcee, he helped to signal the start of the race and to announce the special winners as the race concluded. Richard also mingled with the fans who attended, and he posed for pictures and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
WOLVES
November 14, 2009

wolves Richard sent another brief message to forward his copy of the latest newsletter from the National Resources Defense Council and to appeal once again for support to save the wolves.

National Resources Defense Council Newsletter

November 14, 2009

These guys and a few Polar Bears to come...
Signatures, dollars if you please, and a spreading of the word.

Thanks to all.

Rick


SSCS "WHALE WARS" EVENT
October 17, 2009

RDA Richard attended the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's "Whale Wars" event on Saturday evening. The celebrity-filled event, held at James Costa's Hollywood home in Beverly Hills, served as a fundraiser as well as an opportunity to unveil Sea Shepherd's newest "ocean defense" vessel, the Ady Gil.

Formerly named the Earthrace, the high-tech ship was renamed in honor of the benefactor who helped to acquire the ship for Sea Shepherd. The Ady Gil will join the Steve Irwin this December in the Antarctic during "Operation Waltzing Matilda" to prevent illegal whaling. Some images from the evening can be seen here.


STARGATE UNIVERSE PREMIERE
October 2, 2009

RDA Stargate Universe, the third series in the Stargate franchise, makes its debut in the US on Friday, October 2nd at 9pm ET on the SyFy channel.

Richard returned to Vancouver to film several scenes which will appear in the first few episodes of the new series. Additional scenes have also been filmed for episodes that will air at the end of the season. The return of General O'Neill to the screen can be seen when the new Stargate adventure begins with the premiere episode, "Air."

For more information about Stargate Universe, visit MGM and SyFy.

Images of Lieutenant General O'Neill from SGU can be seen here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
VANCOUVER
September 27, 2009

RDA Richard sent a quick message from Vancouver and promised to be in touch after his trip was complete.

September 27, 2009

I am in Vancouver finishing up my current commitment to SG Universe; very minimal scene-age for two episodes, basically. I have rented an identical motorcycle to my own and plan to launch into the back roads and mountains that stitch the borders together in an eastwardly fashion. I have Monday and Tuesday off so I am taking advantage of the luxury with a wee adventure. I will finish up my little indulgence and then call you.

Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
SKUNK
June 20, 2009

Fun Richard sent a brief message and a new picture labeled simply "fun."

June 20, 2009

Other than the early episodes of SGU, I got nothin' [being filmed]. Just adventures on the road with trusty BMWR1200GS. Plus, one of my dogs crunched a skunk in front of me late one night recently. Sweet event.

-Rick


"MEET THE MAN" 2010
June 19, 2009

RDA The following announcement has been released by GABIT Events:

News Release: June 19, 2009

GABIT Events are thrilled to be able to announce that we have teamed up with our good friends LEGENDS Memorabilia and have been working feverishly to bring you a pair of very special events in Vancouver in 2010.

From 30th July – 1st August 2010 we are pleased to be able to bring you the first Official Sanctuary Event –"The Sanctuary Experience." This event will involve the main cast, directors, writers, and as many of the other talented people at Sanctuary productions who are able to drop in over the course of the weekend. The charity to benefit from this event will be Amanda's new Charity Initiative "Sanctuary for Kids." We will bring you further details about this event shortly.

From 5th – 8th August 2010, we are thrilled to bring you "Meet the Man (MTM)." This will be Richard Dean Anderson's first one man event. The event will kick off on Thursday 5th August with an exclusive cocktail party for 80 lucky Charmed Pass holders. These optional extra ticket upgrades are highly sought after and allow for entry to the cocktail party dinner which Richard will attend and circulate the tables. For all attendees there will then follow three full days of activities. The ticket price will include all the main hall activities as well as one in person autograph from Richard and a professionally taken photograph opportunity for every attendee. The format for the event will be similar to Amanda's GABIT AT Events, with the number of attendees limited to around 350 only.

More details regarding the process for registering your interest in tickets for either of these events and ticket prices will be available shortly.

Please watch the GABIT forum and website, Legends' website, Gateworld’s forums, Amanda’s official website, and Richard’s official website where any further announcements will be made.

Best wishes
The G4 and the Legends Team


"NOTE FROM RICK"
SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK
May 12, 2009

RDA Richard dropped by with another message, first to clarify rumors that he might be appearing at an upcoming convention, and secondly to share a bit about his latest motorcycle excursion with two buddies up the California coast. This time, he also shared some pictures of his adventure, which can be seen here.

May 12, 2009

First, to anyone who cares, no, I will NOT be attending the Creation event.

Just back last night from a motorcycle road-trip, four days up through mountains, forests of Sequoia National Park. Windy (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) desert crossings (Mojave) to incredible mountain passes, and a closed pass (Sherman) due to snow 3 feet thick still on roads... I might be able to send you some pictures. Did they make it to you? The two friends are both SCUBA buds as well. Now we are a motorcycle gang: The Muffin Top Gang: MTG.

So, completely fried and needing some extensive napping.

I don't have any other plans other than to start examining possibilities for a year-long (give or take) adventure venture (Adventure Venture; Venture, Adventure (title?)) to "celebrate" my 60th birthday. Yes...60th. I will definitely include a fairly substantial ride aboard my BMW R1200GS, probably around the US, etc.(?)

Other than that little fantasy, I am being an incredible dad to a most spectacular 10 year old daughter. Summer coming I am going to try and get her on the road with me somewhere. It's time she sees a little bit of what daddy sees when he goes trekking about. We'll see.

Going to nap, now.

Richarddd


"NOTE FROM RICK"
ROAD TRIP
April 22, 2009

RDA Richard recently returned from another motorcycle trek up the coast, and he wrote to share a bit of his latest adventure.

April 22, 2009

I was away. My best friend and I miraculously had non-conflicting schedules and took immediate advantage of the anomaly. The following morning we met, trusty steeds 'twixt our knees, rumbling their respective 1200 cc's of vibrating metal for all to.... er.... complain about or envy.

We jumped up the coast for a few days, exploring inland roads just recently or not yet on the maps we referenced occasionally. We actually found our way in TO and out OF a mountainous expanse that dumped us at a lonely, yet manned military gate. I mean, the guy was armed and would not have let us pass without license, insurance, and registration. Meaning, of course, that we would have had to absolutely turn around and reverse our tracks through the mountains we had just survived in the heat of the DAY. We would have faced fading light and darkness all the way out to the coast.

But we made it through... and then at 87 mph I got stung (or bitten) by something, just off center of my spine, about eight inches south of the nape of my neck. Quite a shock and just a tad distracting. Got the bike stopped and was able to strip off my top-side armor just in time for my friend to drive up, come to a stop, and SQUASH some kind of nasty, little, hairy-winged pest, that I am SURE was deathly poisonous and I should have passed into heaven right then and thar! But, I pulled through, only to live on for the next adventure.

Ooops, I just got sleepy and I still must assist Wylie with some homework.

Lovely night,

Rikc


EARTH DAY AUCTION
April 14-30, 2009

Waterkeeper A special Earth Day auction hosted by Charitybuzz was held to benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the world's water resources, and an organization for which Richard serves on the Board of Trustees.

Among the items up for auction was an opportunity for a private lunch for two with Richard Dean Anderson on the set of the new "Stargate SG-1" movie in Vancouver. When the auction closed on April 30th, the winning bid for lunch with Richard raised an amazing $46,000 for the Waterkeeper Alliance.

For more information about the work being done to protect water resources, visit the Waterkeeper Alliance website.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIG HOWL
April 13, 2009

wolves Earlier this year, Richard passed on a request for support for the "Polar Bear SOS" campaign of the National Resources Defense Council, an organization designed to safeguard the Earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. The NRDC is also working to save wolves from hunters when their federal protections are removed. Richard, an active supporter of the NRDC, forwarded a copy of his newsletter and sent along a message encouraging people to spread the word and to support the "Big Howl" campaign to save the wolves. The link to his forwarded newsletter is below.

National Resources Defense Council Newsletter

April 13, 2009

Will you tell me if this forward gets through in toto? I would like to get it around to anybody who might sign the petition online.

Thank you.

Rick (Easter Bunny) Anderson


"NOTE FROM RICK"
MACGRUBER
March 7, 2009

MacGruber Three more "MacGruber" skits appeared on Saturday Night Live on March 7th. Not commercials this time, the skits poked fun at "MacGyver" and revealed the previously unknown background that made MacGruber the man he is today. Click here to learn MacGruber's relationship to the "New Guy."

Although Richard did not know exactly when the segments would air, he had offered a critique a few days earlier:

March 2, 2009

I have asked to have that wig euthanized, or released back into the wild. If I see it again I will show it no mercy. Etc.

Storm's a'comin', gotta head for the shed. Lovely dark clouds on the near horizon and above.

Soon,

Sunnybouy


"NOTE FROM RICK"
STARGATE UNIVERSE
March 2, 2009

SG Universe Richard sent a message mentioning his involvement in the upcoming SG-1 movie and the new MGM series, "Stargate Universe", scheduled to premiere on the SciFi channel this fall. MGM requested that his message not be posted until the information was released by the studio, so now that the studio has publicized Richard's upcoming appearances, his note from March 2nd can be posted:

March 2, 2009

I would have thought word had gotten out by now, but as I am informed, so shall ye be: the movie has been green lit. There are so few details beyond the 'go ahead', but I sat next to Charlie Cohen and across from Brad Wright at dinner two weeks ago (the cast dinner for the launch of Stargate Universe), and just an hour prior to sitting down to mediocre cuisine, Charlie had announced MGM's intention to make the next Stargate movie. As I am led to believe, shooting may start this summer, most likely.

I was up there doing a snippet of a scene with Robert Carlyle and I'll be going back March 17 for another scene in part 2 of the two-hour. I had told Brad that if he wanted help in the launch of Universe I'd love to be a part of it. (Truth be known, I missed those guys 'n gals.) So I'll make a few slim appearances in the first half-dozen episodes, or so. Again, details are sketchy, but I've already shot the first of my scenes so the ball is rolling. Andy Mikita is directing the two-hour, so we had a good hug and huge laugh.

Anyway, there you go.

Rick


SUPER BOWL
February 1, 2009

MacGruber Although the three "MacGruber" commercials for Pepsi that aired during Saturday Night Live the previous night were not originally intended for the Super Bowl, Pepsi made a last-minute decision to pull several of their other ads to make room for one of the "MacGruber" segments. The second of the three "MacGruber" spots, in which MacGruber announces that he has changed his name to "Pepsuber," aired during the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

The clips of all three commercials can be found here.


MACGRUBER ON SNL
January 31, 2009

MacGruber A recurring skit on Saturday Night Live portrays "MacGruber," a hero who "makes life-saving inventions out of household materials" but always fails to defuse the bomb and gets blown up in each segment. Richard is a fan of the show, and he accepted an invitation to do three "MacGruber" skits that ran as ads for Pepsi during Saturday night's show.

Click here to watch MacGruber meet his namesake.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
POLAR BEARS
January 28, 2009

bears Richard wrote to ask people to spread the word about the Polar Bear SOS campaign to save these animals from extinction by urging the Obama administration to close the loopholes that increase global warming and to grant the polar bear full-fledged protection as an endangered species. The Polar Bear SOS campaign is an initiative of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), an organization designed to safeguard the Earth, its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. Richard's friend, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Waterkeeper Alliance) serves as the senior attorney for the NRDC, and Richard forwarded Robert Kennedy's message urging people to become involved by contacting the new Secretary of the Interior. The link below makes it easy to send the message to Washington.

January 28, 2009

Can I ask you to spread this around? (plea) It would be great to tap into a multitude of humans.

Rick

Message from Robert F. Kennedy:

If we're going to convince Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to rescue the polar bear, we need to mobilize one million people like you to speak out -- THIS WEEK.

Please FORWARD my message to everyone you know while we have this rare opportunity to reverse the Bush Administration's policy -- and stop the polar bear's slide toward extinction. Thank you! -- RFK


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 24, 2009

RDA Richard visited the website to read through the many messages and birthday greetings left by fans on the Fan Mail page, and he sent a message of his own thanking the fans for their continued support.

January 24, 2009

I have been sitting here for close to 2 hours, (occasionally with Wylie in my lap), and I have come away from the session with a much.....er..... HUGER appreciation for fan loyalty. People are wonderful, and I need to tell them that I think so. I have made a goodly dent in the collected messages at the site and plan to continue the expedition over the weekend. Somehow I have to let the folks know that they are getting through, and that I absolutely, completely, truly appreciate every sentiment that has been expressed.

My incredible daughter has eased me through the ordeal of turning 59 by treating me to dinner at my favorite restaurant, and a movie, "Hotel For Dogs." Now here I sit at her computer, logging on to this terrific site, and being reminded that Rick/Jack/Mac Fan Folk are the finest!!!

Love to ALL,

Rick


USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 7, 2008

RDA On December 7, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 2nd Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at the El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, CA. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to raise awareness of neuropathic and other chronic pain conditions such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The funds raised will be directed for clinical research and trials, patient education, and community outreach events. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic neurological disease affecting an estimated 1.5 to more than 6 million Americans. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Pain Center website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and last year, in support of the work they are doing there, Richard made an appearance at the 1st Annual Walk/Run as a guest emcee. This year he made a return appearance, and once again he helped to signal the start of the race and to announce the special winners as the race concluded. Richard also mingled with the fans who attended, and he posed for pictures and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
GATECON
September 18, 2008

Andy Having just returned from his visit to New York City, "literally in one day and out the next," as he described it, Richard paused to send a note with his thoughts about Gatecon. He also included a photo which he captioned, "Andy. Earlier days, at home with Dad and bone. A puppy pauses to pose."

September 18, 2008

So, GATECON. I hope there has been some innate understanding of how much I enjoyed the experience in Vancouver. I don't think I've written anything to anyone re the joy spot that got hit that weekend. I think, pretty much all aspects were covered and well tended, as well as well AH-ttended. Great group, a gorgeous gaggle of gifted groupies gave gobs of green........ genuinely made things good. Gracias, Gringos.

OK, I need a nap.

Ric


GEEK SQUAD EVENT
September 16, 2008

Geek Squad In Manhattan, Richard Dean Anderson joined Tanya Roberts and Steven Seagal at the Best Buy store on 62nd Street and Broadway to promote the national launch of Geek Squad Black Tie Protection, a new service plan offered through Geek Squad and Best Buy to activate, protect, and maximize technology. The three celebrity "Icons of Protection" made their grand entrance on the orange carpet and shared their thoughts on the need for a protection plan for today's technology.

Click here to see pictures and videos from the event.


GATECON
August 21-24, 2008

RDA Richard Dean Anderson appeared as the very special guest at the Gatecon Family Reunion held at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. Other guests at the convention weekend included Cliff Simon, Corin Nemec, Alex Zahara, Dan Payne, Gary Jones, Dan Shea, Steve Bacic, Garry Chalk, Garwin Sanford, Bruce Woloshyn, Andee Frizzell, David Winning, Dean Aylesworth, and Dean Haglund. In addition, several other Stargate guests dropped by to share the weekend, including Amanda Tapping, Peter Williams, Tom McBeath, Jan Newman, Michael Greenburg, Paul McGillion, Fulvio Cecere, and Kaj-Erik Eriksen. The weekend focused its charity fundraising activities in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and Captain Paul Watson of SSCS shared the stage with Richard on Friday during a very special day of activities which included panels and presentations by members of the organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of marine ecosystems and species.

Transcripts and photos from the Gatecon weekend can be found here.


CONTINUUM RELEASE
July 29, 2008

RDA The second direct-to-DVD movie, "Stargate Continuum," is finally released on July 29th. Richard joined the cast for this time travel story, filmed in Vancouver and on location in the Arctic. While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords, Teal'c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate Program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities of what's happened, a fleet of Goa'uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba'al, his queen, Qetesh (Vala) and his first prime, Teal'c. SG-1 must find the stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the Goa'uld.

Richard himself said of "Continuum," "I must shout and tout the relative genius of both Mr. Wright and Mr. Wood. The darn thing looks, SOUNDS, and behaves like a feature film. I am soooo frickin' proud of those guys."

Promotional images and videos can be seen here.

Additional behind-the-scenes images taken at the APLIS facility in the Arctic can be seen here.

The movie can be purchased from Amazon here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
COMIC CON
July 24-27, 2008

RDA Comic Con International was held this weekend as hundreds of thousands of fans gathered in San Diego to celebrate popular culture, and both "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate Atlantis" were well represented. The weekend also saw the premiere of the latest direct-to-DVD movie, "Stargate Continuum," at a star-studded event hosted by the Navy aboard the USS Midway on Thursday evening. On the red carpet, Richard Dean Anderson joined Stargate celebrities including Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, Ben Browder, Beau Bridges, writer and executive producer Brad Wright, and director Martin Wood. On Friday, Richard again joined his colleagues for a Stargate panel, and he participated in an autograph session at the Stargate booth, all to promote the release of "Stargate Continuum" on July 29th. Word from the panel is that a third Stargate movie is already in the works. Click here for some pictures from the event.

On Saturday afternoon, Richard checked in with a brief message describing how much fun he has been having:

July 26, 2008

I am about to pass out, mid-afternoon, San Diego, ComicCon, sleep disorder in full bloom.....

Just wanted to "connect" from this location to suggest that everybody, before they grow up or die, go and experience ComicCon. It is a bizarre bazaar complete with costumes and joyously mad humanity. There are so many parts to love about CC. Tissues came alive again...

One question from the audience asked about the Arctic and had me launched into a graphic description of what happens to poop in an outhouse @ 58 below zero F. Most people appeared amused, if not downright informed. (Certainly some late comers to the Anderson school of higher observance felt downright EDUCATED!)

Nappy time.

From Sandy, Hey!, GO!

rad


IN MEMORIAM - DON S. DAVIS
June 29, 2008

Don S. Davis It is with deep sadness that the world learned of the passing on June 29th of Don S. Davis at the age of 65. Don's representative and his wife, Ruby Fleming-Davis, issued the following statement:


Dear Fans and Friends of Don S. Davis,

So many of you have been touched by not only the work and art of Don S. Davis, but by the man himself, who always took the time to be with you at the appearances he loved, that it is with a tremendous sense of loss I must share with you that Don passed away from a massive heart attack on Sunday morning, June 29th.

On behalf of his family and wife, Ruby, we thank you for your prayers and condolences. A family memorial where Don's ashes will be scattered in the ocean will take place in a few weeks, and should you wish to, please make a donation to the American Heart Association in Don's memory.


Those in the Stargate community know Don S. Davis as General George Hammond. Don was an actor, a teacher, an artist, a mentor, and a good friend. We will miss his extraordinary talent, his gracious charm, his welcoming smile, his booming voice, and most of all his big heart.

Richard Dean Anderson said of his good friend, "I will forever FOREVER have the memory of that wonderful man, within. As I know will All."

Godspeed, dear friend.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
ANDY
June 22, 2008

RDA and Andy Richard phoned again to keep in touch. He was at home with his puppy, Andy, who unfortunately is taking after her owner with a hurt foot. Richard described his six month old Australian shepherd puppy, saying, "She's just a rocket. She jumps, leaps, flies. It's the flying that gets her in trouble. She'll jump off walls, or through trees and bushes. And she hops! Her whole name when I got her was Rabbit Andy because she is such a hopper. She goes through the tall grass I have planted in the back, and literally she looks like a bunny, just bounding. That's the word - bounding!"

With all that bounding, she managed to hurt her foot, and she has been wearing a cast that had to be replaced four times because she wears a hole in it, or gets it wet. He's supposed to keep her quiet, but he knows that's impossible. She's doing much better, but it still bothers her, and she'll need to have the cast replaced again.

"Andy will play with anything that moves, and some things that won't," and she had been having play dates with Daisy, another dog in the family who is a shiba inu/bulldog mix. They get along so well, in fact, he insists that there is not another dog on the face of the planet who could put up with a six month old Australian shepherd puppy. Slowly Daisy has moved in and become a regular member of the family.

When Richard called, a powerful thunderstorm was moving into my area. Every time the lightning flashed, he would hear the thunder on the other end of the line and get so excited. "Is that another one? Cool!! I love love love love electrical storms! We don't get them in California. Minnesota, that's where they were originally from. Thunderstorms were manufactured in Minnesota! Doesn't it excite you? Are you just sitting there watching it?"

He spoke about the charity page on the website, and he is very appreciative of all the donations that are made there, which he referred to as "incredible behavior by the real-life humanoids of fandom." The site is currently set up so that only the charity receives the personal information of the donor, and the charity may pass this information on to Richard. However, it is also possible for the donor to send an eCard-style "gift card" indicating that a donation has been made. Richard liked the suggestion that these eCards be sent to mail@rdanderson.com, where they can be forwarded on to him. The charity page is now set up to allow donors to use the eCard option if they choose.

Richard talked about being caught several times recently by the paparazzi and camera teams from TMZ. In general, he says, the paparazzi around Malibu have been very polite and respectful, and he will usually stop and talk with them for a bit if he has the time, but he's tempted to ask TMZ, "Why the negative approach? No matter how good natured or well intentioned someone might be, why the twist, why the commentary spin?"

He was also disappointed to learn that imposters on sites like MySpace and Facebook have been posing as Richard Dean Anderson. He wanted to make it very clear that he is not on MySpace or Facebook. "I don't like stuff being out there in my name that I am unaware of and that misrepresents me. Even duping one person is wrong. There's no need for it. These sites serve no positive purpose, and I don't want to feed into that. So if it takes a comment from me to out these guys, so be it. Knock it off."

Richard addressed several of the recent rumors on the internet. He had not heard the rumors about a MacGyver movie for the big screen, but he said that if such a project is in the works, he is not involved with it.

The rumor that he might appear at ComicCon in July is true, however. He will be a guest of MGM, and he expects to be at ComicCon for the preview of "Continuum," which will be held aboard the USS Midway, and for a party being hosted by the Navy. Further details had not yet been set. He expects his appearance to be brief, although he joked that the person he most wants to meet there is Seth McFarlane of "Family Guy." "He's my new genius. That's a great show."

To the TMZ paparazzi, Richard had earlier referenced an upcoming motorcycle trip to Alaska, but he clarified that those plans have changed. "I've already taken about three trips, just short trips, between 2 and 4 days each, up and around the coast and through the canyons of California. I just disappear for awhile, dontcha know." He and his traveling buddy have been using MAD Maps ("Motor Adventure Destinations") to plan out routes for touring. At the moment, however, his buddy is working, and so they are waiting for him to get some free time so they can partner up and do one of the longer treks.

He also related the story that goes with the motorcycle picture he had shared earlier. The two of them had been heading out on their first day toward Lake Isabella about three months ago. On the way they took a side trip up a mountain. He's not sure which mountain it was, but "my ears popped a couple of times going up," and the mountain road was washed out in spots, the type of road that their bikes are perfect for. But just as they hit the high woods before the tree line, they came around a corner, and the rest of the road was pack ice and snow. He took a run at it, but he had a 550 pound bike with the wrong tires. Even though they were cresting on the mountain, and only about 500 yards away from being able to continue on, there was no getting through it, and they had to turn back. Describing the picture he had sent of himself on the motorcycle, he laughed, "The picture reads really well for me. If you're a cyclist, you look at snow and you realize these two things don't go together. There is no reason in the world why I should have been anywhere on a motorcycle where there was snow!"

Wylie had been out of state visiting cousins, and was going to be coming home that evening. Richard speaks with such pride of Wylie's accomplishments, especially in the performing arts. She has been doing a lot of musicals lately. She was in "Les Miserables," and when she gets home, she will be auditioning for "Oliver." She also did a recital with several vignettes of song and dance. "Her tap dancing is just awesome. I've told her, I will support her tap dancing forever because she is SO great. She's just GOOD! She's got the aptitude, the physicality, and the rhythm. She's wonderful! So she's going to be busy this summer."

With that, he had to end the conversation in order to get Andy back to the vet before closing. "I have to get Andy's arm re-bandaged." Then he paused. "She's looking at me now. She wants to play."


"NOTE FROM RICK"
CONTINUUM
April 21, 2008

RDA Richard sent a quick update. He is still going through the healing process with his feet, but he was anxious to share his enthusiasm about "Continuum."

April 21, 2008

No news at the moment, unless we include a civilian Purple Heart for blood shed during and since having had yet another surgical procedure performed on my right foot (big toe, ankle). I am convincing myself that this is the one, this is it! I need it to be over. The last cut was a week ago Tuesday and initially I was impressed and hopeful. With time, I have had to grow accustomed to the same-old, same-old.....

At noon I'm into the hyperbaric chamber for 90 minutes. Kinda kinky, but what the heck, I'm leaving no stone....

Of course then there is the obligatory physical therapy filled with tears and laughter all around.

The upshot: I am nearly walking like a people.
It's exciting.
Just an update.

Brad and I exchanged mails. He is very proud of "Continuum" and is fond of saying in interviews that it's the SG of old... "Jack is back!!!"

Well, for the sake of accuracy in journalism I offer this correction:

Brad actually said, "...Rick is back."
Who knew Rick could be so.....so.....so...
So, so-so, is what I'm getting at.

Oh, and by the way, Brad sent me a copy of "Continuum," and I must shout and tout the relative genius of both Mr. Wright and Mr. Wood. The darn thing looks, SOUNDS, and behaves like a feature film. I am soooo frickin' proud of those guys. Talented and genuinely GOOD guys.

ex, eau,

richard

To preorder Continuum on DVD, visit the Store or Amazon.com.


EARTH DAY AUCTION
April 15-29, 2008

Waterkeeper A special Earth Day auction hosted by Charitybuzz was held to benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the world's water resources, and an organization for which Richard serves on the Board of Trustees. Among the items up for auction was an opportunity for a private lunch for two with Richard Dean Anderson in Vancouver during the weekend in August when he would be in the city for Gatecon. Other "Stargate"-related auctions included lunch on the set of "Sanctuary" with Amanda Tapping, lunch on the set of "Stargate Atlantis" with Joe Flanigan, lunch on the set of "Stargate Atlantis" with Jewel Staite, and a kayak paddle autographed by Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, Ben Browder, Beau Bridges, Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, David Hewlett, Paul McGillion, Rachel Luttrell, Mitch Pileggi, Jason Momoa, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

When the auctions concluded on April 29, the winning bids included: $37,000 for lunch with Richard Dean Anderson, $32,000 for lunch with Joe Flanigan, $18,500 for lunch with Amanda Tapping, and $10,000 for lunch with Jewel Staite.


CONTINUUM AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER
April 11, 2008

Continuum Richard returns to "Stargate SG-1" in "Continuum," the second direct-to-DVD movie in the "Stargate" franchise. The movie, filmed in Vancouver and on location in the Arctic, is a time travel story. While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords, Teal'c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate Program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities of what's happened, a fleet of Goa'uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba'al, his queen, Qetesh (Vala) and his first prime, Teal'c. SG-1 must find the stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the Goa'uld.

Behind-the-scenes images taken at the Arctic can be seen here.

"Continuum" is scheduled for release on July 29th. The DVD is currently available for preorder from Amazon.com and can be ordered through the Store on this site.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTORCYCLE
April 3, 2008

RDA Richard sent a brief note with a picture of one of his latest adventures.

April 3, 2008

Here's a pic of me on my bike in the mountains having just been thwarted in an effort to get across a mountain pass that was, quite obviously, closed.

So close...and yet, turned back @ 6000 ft.

Off to the mailbox to send this to you.

Later on.....Richard


"NOTE FROM RICK"
PUPPY
March 15, 2008

RDA Richard moved into his new house at the end of January, and he has been gradually settling in. He has also added four new feet (paws) to his home, with a new puppy in the family. He wrote a brief note, just to say hi, and he said he would try to phone later in the weekend.

March 15, 2008

My daughter is upstairs in her room, singing, and gently dancing. Our new puppy, "Rabbit Andy," an eleven week old Australian Shepherd, tri-color, is curled up by the back door, recharging after the day's first burst of puppy action.

And I am left with a moment of downtime to simply say hello.

Richard
Wylie
Andy (girl)


MACGYVER ON CBS.COM
February 21, 2008

MacGyver CBS has announced that it will be streaming classic television shows on its website. Although "MacGyver" originally aired on ABC, it was a Paramount production, which now falls under CBS. In addition to "MacGyver," the initial programming lineup will include ad-supported full episodes of "Star Trek," "The Twilight Zone," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Melrose Place."

The first season of "MacGyver" is currently available on CBS.com, and additional seasons and shows will be added depending on the success of the streaming web model. In addition to streaming on CBS.com, the shows will be available to the CBS Audience Network, a network of websites and partners that include AOL, Microsoft, Comcast, CNET Networks and Sling Media, as well as CBS station websites.

Visit CBS.com to view "MacGyver" episodes online.


MYTHBUSTERS
February 20, 2008

MacGyver "Mythbusters," the Discovery Channel's entertaining investigation into urban legends, is celebrating its 100th episode with a reverential show that pays tribute to the man who made something really useful from out of almost anything - MacGyver! Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman test several MacGyverisms from the series to see if they could really work.

The episode airs on the Discovery Channel on February 20th at 9:00pm ET and repeats on February 21st, 23rd, and 24th. Check the Mythbusters website for more information and local times.

Airdates: Feb. 20 at 9pm | Feb. 21 at 1am | Feb. 23 at 9pm | Feb. 24 at 1am & 11am


GATECON TICKETS
January 5, 2008

RDA Tickets for Gatecon: The Family Reunion go on sale at 1:00pm GMT on Saturday, January 5th, 2008.

In a rare convention appearance, Richard Dean Anderson will be attending Gatecon as part of a very special weekend in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Gatecon will be held on August 21-24, 2008 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Tickets can only be purchased at the Gatecon website at gatecon.com.

Details about this special event and its guests will be announced at gatecon.com and stargateprops.com, and as new information is made available from Gatecon, the details can also be found here on rdanderson.com.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
HAPPY NEW YEAR
January 1, 2008

RDA Moments before midnight, Richard sent an email message to all his friends and fans.

January 1, 2008

To every humanoid that has weathered any semblance of a relationship with me (and here I immediately refer to the loyal fanage who frequent the gloriously perfect website set to life by Kate Ritter), I send my most sincere thanks for your every thought, prayer, e-mail, letter, gift, smile, joke, insight, donation, attendance, kiss, handshake, understanding, support, laugh, forgiveness, and hug.

Thank you ALL, for EVERYTHING, is what I mean to say on this, the Eve of a New Year, 2008.

Eau Ate, I say.

Love,

Richard


"NOTE FROM RICK"
ELVES
December 9-11, 2007

RDA Elf The OfficeMax website offers a holiday feature in which one can "Elf Yourself" by adding a face to dancing elves. One Stargate fan created an SG-1 version of the elfin dancers that can be seen here. To offer Richard a holiday smile, the OfficeMax link was forwarded to him, and it seems that Richard wasn't the only one who found it entertaining. He replied with a late-night email:

December 9, 2007

My kid amazes me. I opened up the Elfin link and showed her the "dance", which we both found to be oddly cool. In part because we had done something similar out at Universal City Walk and had a blast doing it. So I cut and copy, we watch, and Wylie realizes that we have the makings for our own musical madness...

So I lend her the helm of the computer with the link in full bloom, and bolt for the kitchen to prepare foodstuffs for dinner. Not six minutes later I hear Wylie cackling away in the office. She had dialed in the elements, mastered them, and produced her own little music short with her cousin's face, her own face, my brother, and of course, Dad's. Cute? Oh yes, of course. But it's the fact that Wylie immediately figured this thing out, and then creatively utilized the available pieces.

More on everything later. I sleep a fall.

Rick

Two days later, Richard followed up with a phone call. Again he got the answering machine, but he was able to leave a message with a bit more news.

First he wanted to acknowledge the group of fans on the RDA Forum that had taken up a collection to be donated to Sea Shepherd in Richard's name. They had raised $1850 in a very short time, and a certificate had been sent to Richard as a Christmas gift. In his message he mentioned, "I received the very wonderful package from the '$1850 Club' and want to get in touch with the folks and seriously thank them for the thought and beautiful spirit they exhibited through it all."

He described the weather has "beautiful, windy, crisp, and bracing," and added, "I got the clearance to start riding the motorcycle from the doctors. I'm trying to do that if the wind would calm down."

As for Christmas preparations, he admitted, "I'm pathetically behind in shopping." However, referring to his long term project, he exclaimed, "The new house! I'm very happy with it. It's not done. We've got about another month to go before we'll take residence. But I'm there every day, kind of detailing it to death. One word: Brass. Two words: Shiny brass!"

Then he closed by saying he would be heading back up to the house, and would try to touch base again.


USC QUENCH THE FIRE
December 2, 2007

RDA On December 2, the University of Southern California School of Medicine hosted the 1st Annual Quench the Fire 5K Run & Walk at the El Dorado Regional Park in Long Beach, CA. The proceeds from the event benefited the USC Pain Center at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in its goal to raise awareness of neuropathic and other chronic pain conditions such as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The funds raised will be directed for clinical research and trials, patient education, and community outreach events. Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome (RSD), also called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), is a chronic neurological disease affecting an estimated 1.5 to more than 6 million Americans. To learn more about chronic pain conditions or to make a donation, visit the USC Pain Center website.

Richard's doctor has been associated with the USC Pain Center, and in support of the work they are doing there, Richard made an appearance at the event as a guest emcee. He addressed the crowd before the race began, and he helped to announce the winners of the race and the raffle. He also mingled with fans (and dogs), posed for pictures, and signed autographs.

Click here to see some pictures from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
NOVEMBER FIRES
November 25, 2007

RDA New fires, pushed by Santa Ana winds, began on Saturday and swept through Malibu once again. Richard called on Sunday and left another message on the answering machine to say that he and his family were safe:

First of all, I'm okay. This set of fires came real close. They were across the highway and up the hill. We got a vantage point from a neighbor's balcony and we could see, not too many flames, but a lot of smoke coming our way. If I can figure out how to send a couple of pictures I will, but that's one of those iffy situations.

He laughed at the idea of figuring out how to send pictures, and so far he hasn't followed up his initial voicemail message, however he wanted everyone to know that his neighborhood was once again spared from the fires.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
SURGERY
October 26, 2007

RDA Richard phoned again to catch up with what has been happening lately, especially during a week that he described as "bizarre."

After several delays, Richard had finally undergone surgery on his right foot on Tuesday, the 16th of October, and due to the "horrific pain" he was experiencing afterward, they had kept him in the hospital for two extra days before releasing him. He still has "one more foot to go," (no date has yet been set), but once he regained his sense of humor after the initial pain, he joked that "suddenly my left foot felt an awful lot better!" He now has pins in two of his toes, and he will be returning to the doctor on Monday to check the progress of his healing. In the meantime, he is under orders to rest and keep the foot elevated for three weeks, which isn't easy for someone as active as Richard, who said that after just one week he's already going a bit stir crazy.

Only days after he returned home, the California fires struck on October 21st. He described the areas of Malibu that were destroyed, and the capriciousness of the fires that would level one building and leave the next one untouched. The fires missed his neighborhood completely, and his family in San Diego was also safe. Now, nearly a week later, the Pacific Coast Highway and other main roads are open again. The schools have opened as well, and life is beginning to return to normal.

He spoke about his recent visit to Ireland, which he enjoyed very much. It came about when Microsoft and their PR firm invited him as a spokesperson, mostly because of his image as MacGyver and his connection to science fiction. He admitted that he is not a gamer and had no experience with Halo3, (although Microsoft has now sent him an Xbox to try), but he had never been to Ireland before, and he welcomed the opportunity to visit. He was amazed by the warm reception he got there and hadn't expected such an interest in his appearance since "I'm living such an isolated life." He's not used to such attention, but it was all a positive experience.

He's been enjoying the opportunity to pick and choose projects and to work for causes that are important to him. He appeared recently at the Sea Shepherd 30th Anniversary Benefit in Santa Monica, and in December he will be lending his face and name to the "Quench the Fire 5K Run/Walk" at the University of Southern California to raise awareness and money for the USC Pain Center, an organization with which he and his doctor have been associated. More information about the event can be found at USC Public Events.

Next summer he will also be making an appearance at Gatecon 2008 in Vancouver, the details of which are still being finalized. Still a relative newcomer to conventions, he said, "I'm looking forward to it. I've never done it before." He welcomes the opportunity to raise money for Sea Shepherd and to meet with the fans, adding, "I've been spending a lot of the time away from television and show business to have more time with my daughter and to support other causes. I guess now's the time. I'm working for other things, and I appreciate all the people who have been so supportive all along." More details about Gatecon will be available at www.gatecon.com, www.stargateprops.com, and here at rdanderson.com.

He added, however, that this doesn't mean he has left acting behind for good. Once he is feeling healthy again, he'll be ready to consider stepping in front of the camera once more. But for right now, he said, "I'm doing what I always said I wanted to do - to be semi-retired, be a dad, and take care of my daughter." And with that the conversation wrapped up as Richard went to make spaghetti for himself and Wylie for dinner.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
CALIFORNIA FIRES
October 23, 2007

RDA Richard left a phone message on the answering machine, just to let everyone know that he and his family have been fine throughout the ordeal of the California fires that began on Sunday, the 21st, and raged along the California coast from Malibu to San Diego. In the message he said that he had undergone the first surgery for his foot last week but that he was at home now and using a wheeled walker to help him get around during the healing process. He offered assurance that he and his family and their homes were safe from the fires, although he described the area as "an inferno," with powerful winds that "have been incredibly dramatic." With only time for a brief message on the machine, he promised to call back again soon.


GATECON 2008
October 20, 2007

RDA
The following announcement has been released by Legends Memorabilia:

News Release: October 20, 2007

We are in the process of working out the final arrangements but we can now confirm that Richard Dean Anderson and Capt. Paul Watson of The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) will be attending Gatecon 2008 - the Family Reunion in Vancouver. Gatecon 2008 will be focusing its charity fund-raising activities to support SSCS and its endeavors to protect the world's oceans and ecosystems (www.seashepherd.org). Consequently, Friday August 22 will be a very special day as several exclusive Sea Shepherd activities will take place involving Richard Dean Anderson and Capt. Watson.

For Stargate fans we can also confirm that in a rare public appearance, Richard will participate in the entire weekend activities. Legends Memorabilia will be bringing other surprise guests to the event which will run from Aug 21-24, 2008 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver.

More details concerning this special event and its guests will be announced at www.gatecon.com and www.stargateprops.com.

Legends Memorabilia Inc.
Langley, BC

As new information is made available from Gatecon, the details can also be found here on rdanderson.com.


SEA SHEPHERD 30th ANNIVERSARY
October 13, 2007

RDA and Paul Watson The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's 30th Anniversary Benefit, "Breaking the Ice," was held on October 13th at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California. The gala event, which featured celebrity guests and Sea Shepherd members from around the world, was an opportunity to celebrate Sea Shepherd's accomplishments over the past 30 years and to raise funds to continue the fight to preserve and protect the world's oceans and marine life. Richard Dean Anderson, a member of Sea Shepherd's Board of Directors, was among the celebrity guests, which also included fellow Stargate SG-1 actor Beau Bridges as well as Dave Foley, Esai Morales, Jorja Fox, Melissa Joan Hart, Roseanna Arquette, Stuart Townsend, Tom Arnold, and Martin Sheen. Jennifer Coolidge and Chris Kattan were the M.C.'s for the evening which featured vegan delicacies, musical performances, guest speakers and awards presentations, a video retrospective, and a silent auction featuring donated items including Mick Jagger's autographed guitar, and an autographed electric car. Despite a wet start from heavy rains the night before, the gala evening was a wonderful success.

For more information about the gala event, click here. For information about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and how to make a donation, visit the Sea Shepherd website.

Click here for pictures from the evening.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
IRELAND
October 4, 2007

RDA Richard made his first trip to Ireland last month to help promote the release of Halo3. When he returned home, he sent a brief message about his visit.

October 4, 2007

It may be a couple of days before I can determine if the few pictures I took are worthy of sharing. I will in time scratch something out re the experience, though I must confess that I didn't see much but the city of Dublin. Didn't get outside the town, nor did I do much more than walk walk walk walk all around the clock clock clock.... Pretty fair village in which to saunter. Found a great work clothes shop where I spent a couple of hours and a couple hundred Euros. Cool stuff. Not quite Carhartt, but nice.

RDA


HALO3
September 23-26, 2007

RDA and Master Chief Richard visited Ireland for the first time this week as part of the September 25th high-profile Irish release of Microsoft's new Xbox 360 game, Halo3. In anticipation of Richard's participation in the launch festivities in Dublin, Orla Sheridan of Microsoft Ireland said, "We are bringing Richard Dean Anderson to Ireland, which will be his first time in the country, for the launch, as the characters he has played such as MacGyver are heroes and pop culture phenomena like Master Chief. Both are ordinary individuals who, despite insurmountable odds, have stepped up to the challenge to come out of extraordinary situations. There is already huge excitement about his upcoming appearance." In addition to enjoying the sights of Dublin, Richard also participated in a number of public appearances, photo ops, and press interviews.

Click here to view photos and to download some of Richard's interviews from his trip to Ireland.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
SURVEY
September 15, 2007

MacGyver Earlier this week, the results of a poll commissioned by the McCormick Tribune Foundation were released. The poll, designed to urge people to become better prepared for disasters, asked 1049 Americans whom among seven fictional heroes they would choose to ask for help in the event of an emergency. The results placed MacGyver significantly in the lead with 27% of the vote, followed by Indiana Jones (16%), John McClane (14%), James Bond (8%), Jason Bourne (8%), Jack Bauer (7%), and Lara Croft (7%). When Richard was approached by a Chicago newspaper for a comment about the survey results, he sent this response through the website:

September 15, 2007

My initial reaction was: Aw, shucks...

But then I'm thinking, well, yeah, he could handle it. In fact, truth be known, I'd want to be with Mac in any dire strait, too.

I am flattered by the vote of confidence. And if any of the 27% need anything, let me know.

For now,

"Mac"


"NOTE FROM RICK"
WYLIE'S ART
August 18, 2007

Wylie's artwork In 2006, when Richard's daughter, Wylie, was seven years old, she participated in the "11th Annual Cray-Pas Wonderful Colorful World Contest." Students from kindergarten through grade 8 submitted original pieces of artwork, and the entries were judged on originality, creativity, use of oil pastel methods, and age appropriateness. Wylie's artwork was one of 150 finalists selected from among thousands of entries submitted nationwide.

Wylie offered her prize winning picture to be shared on the website, and her artwork is proudly displayed here. Congratulations, Wylie!


"NOTE FROM RICK"
MAUI
August 18, 2007

RDA Richard chatted over coffee and caught up with some of the busy events and travels of his summer. In addition to his road trip up the California coast, he also returned briefly to Minnesota and took the opportunity to revisit his old neighborhood in Roseville while he was there.

As summer vacation was beginning to wind down, Richard and Wylie took advantage of one last opportunity for some "away time" and booked a spur of the moment trip to Hawaii. There they spent several days at their favorite water park and had a fabulous time. On Maui they met up with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and several of his children, and they all spent the days together enjoying the sun, the rides, the scenery, and the ocean.

While they were snorkeling, Richard and Bobby came upon a sea turtle that had been caught by a large hook. They had hoped to rescue the turtle, and swam after it to try to capture it and remove the hook, but unfortunately it was too elusive and managed to evade them, so they were not able to reach it. Wylie, meanwhile, loved her snorkeling experience, and even let go of her daddy's hand to explore on her own.

They returned to Los Angeles on Friday night, and on Saturday morning both were in Malibu where Wylie was taking her tap dancing lessons and impressing her dad with her new routines. Afterward, looking tanned and happy, Richard posed for some pictures which can be seen here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
ROAD TRIP
July 27, 2007

RDA Richard phoned today with yet another update.

He was anxious to get on the road this afternoon, with plans to head out on his BMW, meet up with his traveling buddy, and take a three-day road trip north along the coast of California. With the spectacular scenery and the glorious weather, he described his plans as an opportunity to retrace his tracks from his earlier days when he first came to California and would often explore the coastline and the mountains on his motorcycle.

Within the next few weeks he'll be facing surgery again. The abuse his feet have endured through years of ill fitting skates and skis has finally caught up with him, and he's decided it's time to proceed once more with corrective surgery. He hasn't settled on a date yet, but is hoping to have it all behind him before ski season arrives.

For the time being, he's been living his life in "little increments of adventure and travel," and has been enjoying a "glorious, quiet, and ocean-filled" summer with Wylie. His house is finally nearing completion, and he already has plans to move in by Christmas and to get another dog. His ten year old Australian shepherd, Zoë, is still part of the family and has been "vacationing" with his brother in San Diego, but he's looking forward to getting a new puppy, or maybe two. One will definitely be another Australian shepherd. Although his career hasn't ended, he admits he is enjoying the time his career has earned him, taking each new adventure as it comes.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
PAPARAZZI
July 20, 2007

RDA with Wylie and Chloë Richard followed up his earlier message with a bit more news.

July 20, 2007

Earthquake turned out to be Air Force testing; more like an unintentional sonic boom. 'Twas very far away, therefore, very, very loud.

You may get wind of some paparazzi pix floating around of Wylie and me in Malibu (minding our own, private, business). With us in one "session" is Wylie's cousin, Chloë, another adorable little 9 year old. Later in the week I am leading the pack with Wylie and Chloë, and bringing up the rear in the pictures are the mothers of said cuties. Should make for a terrific "you fill in the caption" moment.

Wylie opens tomorrow with two shows. I spent the whole of the day yesterday at the theater and HONESTLY...the kid is good! Enormous role, and she gets it! Pride personified pour Papa.

I am easing toward an iPhone.

Incredible cherries this time of year here. Freezer stuffed with blueberries. Did I say, stuffed? Quite!

By,

radad

Photo credit: BuzzFoto.com


"NOTE FROM RICK"
CARNIVAL
July 16, 2007

RDA and Wylie Richard and Wylie were spotted out shopping in Malibu early in July. He also dropped by with another note to keep in touch with some of the things that have been going on in his life.

July 16, 2007

I am off to the DMV right now, will be back in several hours. I'll try to check in later.

Hot? Oh, yes. In a word.

Went to the Santa Monica Pier with Wylie yesterday. Seven hours of carnival-style romping. Fill you in later. Fun: operative word.

radad

[And later...]

July 16, 2007

I passed, successfully and expeditiously. Found a wee, tiny Department of Motor Vehicles out in the Valley so low. Reservations? The only way to go.

I think we just had a small earthquake. Cute.

Big doin's this weekend: Wylie performs in "CARNIVAL," her fourth musical to date. She loves this stuff, a result of.......uh...mmmmm... I'm not sure what. Anyway, it's there.

rde anderson


ON THE SET OF CONTINUUM
June 4-5, 2007

RDA "Stargate Continuum," the second of the two "Stargate SG-1" movies made for DVD, is currently in production in Vancouver, Canada. Richard Dean Anderson appears in several scenes in the movie, written by Brad Wright and directed by Martin Wood. In late March, Richard joined members of the crew to shoot scenes at the Navy's APLIS facility on the Arctic Ocean. Afterward, production resumed in Vancouver from May 22nd to June 14th, during which time Richard returned to the set in late May and again in early June to shoot several more scenes.

In the movie, SG-1 gathers to witness the execution of Ba'al, the last of the Goa'uld System Lords, but suddenly history is changed, and SG-1 must journey through several alternate timelines in an attempt to set things right. On June 4th and 5th, the cast and crew were shooting the pivotal scenes in which SG-1 confronts their nemesis, Ba'al, and the events are set into motion that will send them through time.

Several photographers, including Ivon Bartok, whose footage should appear as a special feature on the DVD, were on hand to document both the dramatic moments in front of the camera and the creativity behind the scenes.

Richard shared his enthusiasm for the opportunity to reunite with fellow castmates and crew, and he happily posed for some additional pictures. In one picture, seen here, he posed in Ba'al's throne room. Seated in Ba'al's throne, he smiled for a second picture, here, and when he was warned that Ba'al's emblem behind him gave the impression of horns, he grinned, "That's great! Take that one!"

"Stargate Continuum" is expected to be available on DVD later this year.


STARGATE SG-1: "THE SHROUD"
May 4, 2007

The Shroud Richard Dean Anderson makes his second and final appearance on "Stargate SG-1's" tenth season when he returns for the episode "The Shroud." In it, O'Neill returns to Stargate Command after Daniel has become a Prior of the Ori. Despite the decision of the IOA that Daniel must be killed, O'Neill and SG-1 choose to cooperate with him, even though his plan may very likely be a trap set by Adria.

The "Stargate SG-1" episode "The Shroud" airs on the SciFi channel on May 4th at 8pm ET.


STARGATE ATLANTIS: "THE RETURN"
April 13, 2007

The Return Both "Stargate SG-1" and "Stargate Atlantis" return to the SciFi channel on April 13th. In Atlantis, General Jack O'Neill and Richard Woolsey have been captured by the Asurans as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the mid-season cliffhanger continues, the members of the Atlantis team launch a rescue mission and return to the planet to assist O'Neill and Woolsey.

Richard Dean Anderson makes another appearance on "Stargate Atlantis" as part two of "The Return" airs on the SciFi channel on April 13th at 9pm ET.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
THE ARCTIC
April 2, 2007

RDA Richard sent a very brief message upon his return from the Arctic. He may have an opportunity to share more details about his adventure at a later date, but in the meantime he offered an enthusiastic review.

April 2, 2007

Yes, this would be a grand experience upon which to ponder for anecdotes... -58 degrees Fahrenheit upon arrival as an example. I loved it all!!

Hope all is spectacular with you!

Rick

Some pictures taken during the filming of "Continuum" at the APLIS facility in the Arctic have been added here.


CONTINUUM IN THE ARCTIC
March 20, 2007

MGM MGM issued a press release today revealing more details about the upcoming Stargate SG-1 movies.

The press release announced that Richard Dean Anderson will be returning as General Jack O'Neill in the upcoming movie along with the cast of "Stargate SG-1," and several scenes will be filmed on location in the Arctic.

The U.S. Navy's Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station (APLIS) will host the production for the week of March 23 through 29. Filming will also include scenes involving the U.S. Navy submarine USS Alexandria (SSN-757), and in one particularly dramatic moment, the submarine bursts through the ice and into the cold Arctic air.

The MGM press release can be seen here.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
STARGATE SG-1 MOVIE
March 5, 2007

RDA Richard has been receiving a number of offers and requests lately, and he wanted the fans to know that he will indeed be appearing in the second of the two upcoming Stargate SG-1 movies.

March 5, 2007

I have recently (last few months) received more than a fair share of requests to do stuff... heh, heh...

And here, for you: I have agreed to play with the kids in Vancouver, again, in the form of a movie which we hope will stand on its own. In other words, I'll be doing Brad's movie; don't know how much or how little, but I'm in.

Note: I just finished an interview with Sci-Fi Magazine near 30 minutes ago but don't remember what I actually said. Mostly about Wylie and SG as a whole (hole), feelings and stuff... you know.

New assistant just came in. Must "confer" with her about stuff she's been doing for me. It would be rude not to acknowledge her standing in the room.

Gotta go...

RIDEAN (?)


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BIRTHDAY
January 24, 2007

RDA Although he hadn't yet had a chance to read through all the birthday wishes this year, Richard sent a quick note of acknowledgement following his "excellent" birthday on January 23rd.

January 24, 2007

Again I will needs be reporting back to you somewhat later. Was breezing by the ominously massive collection of e-mail well-wishers from family and friends when, lo, I catch sight of your note.

I will return I know not when. Yet, dashing to auto I must go.

The day (of yester type) was excellent. Wylie began at 3:30 AM to make it so.

Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BANFF
January 19, 2007

RDA Although Richard has often attended the annual Celebrity Sports Invitational in support of the Waterkeeper Alliance, he did not attend the event this year in Banff. He wrote a brief message to share his thoughts during the weekend.

January 19, 2007

No, I'm not going to Banff. Part of the bottom line is that I am being rewarded lusciously for every breath I take in the presence of young Wylie.

I am running down to the market to pick up my ritual evening meal of wild salmon, massive green salad with a bumper crop of red cabbage shredded, handful of tiny carrots, oil & vinegar. This is the time of day I catch up with my TiVo'd programs: John Stewart, Simpsons (3 episodes per night), Extras, etc.

Market closes in ten minutes. I must fly.

RA


"NOTE FROM RICK"
MALIBU FIRE
January 10, 2007

RDA Following the fire that claimed several homes in Malibu two days ago, Richard wrote to reassure fans that he and his family were safe.

January 10, 2007

It was all an odd spectacle; sad, in many ways, but ultimately not a tragedy. No one died.

I was about 15 miles north and west of the first flames, riding home after a jaunt to Santa Barbara (on the new bike -- BMW R1200GS) when I saw the first "wisps" of new-mown smoke. I say "wisps" because the wind that day allowed for nothing more than horizontal discoloration near the ground.

My houses were in no danger at all of being affected, primarily because of the wind that would gust up to nearly 60 mph, but generally kept a hefty pace all day. (Incidentally: I had absolutely no business being on a motorcycle that day -- quite a humbling experience.)

I'll try to add to this later, but I must gather in Wylie from school. The bottom line to the fire thing: I am fine, not quite dandy, but certainly, fine. As is my family, dogs included.

Feliz Ano,

Ricardo


"NOTE FROM RICK"
AVALON
December 6, 2006

RDA Richard wrote, in his very unique style, to share his feelings since returning from Avalon, and to address the question of sharing Avalon pictures online.

December 6, 2006

I say, let them be free! Allow the images to flow and ebb beyond all else. For it is the right of all pixels to gather and organize to the delight of those who will feast upon their visage. All that I recall of those days past is of a goodly nature, with dashes of wonderful.......ness. And fair mirth, of course. I experienced much mirth all weekend long, fair thee well. Out of my nose came this mirthfulness, in buckets, I tell you! Too much for one man to handle, to be sure. And the taxes lain upon foreign mirth and subsequent gladness, nearly make it near impossible to have any fun at all.

Share away, I say... Share away.

Sir Richard of Anderson

(Yes, this may be taken as permission for fans to share their photos online.)

Visit the Archives for a complete summary, with pictures, of the Avalon event.


AVALON
November 24-26, 2006

RDA Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping appeared at the very special "Avalon" weekend with their fans in Wells, England on November 24, 25, and 26th.

The weekend was Richard's first official convention and included Q&A panels, coffee or tea, photo opportunities, and auctions in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Visit the Archives for a complete summary, with pictures, of the Avalon event.


FMA VANCOUVER 2006
September 30, 2006

RDA and Amanda Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping hosted FMA Vancouver 2006, a charity benefit gala at the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts which unites Fashion, Music, and Art. FMA Vancouver 2006 is a formal occasion aimed at recognizing the artists who devote so much to their talent, while also giving back to the community, and this year's event showcased New York celebrity fashion designer Reem Acra. The event's chosen charities included the Medallion Housing Society, the BC SPCA, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, for which Richard appeared as a special ambassador promoting the SSCS's efforts to protect marine wildlife under the United Nations Charter for Nature.

For more information, visit the FMA Vancouver 2006 website.

To view the press release for FMA Vancouver 2006, to see pictures from the event, and to watch Richard's television interview on "Urban Rush" to promote the weekend's festivities, click here.


STARGATE ATLANTIS: "THE RETURN"
September 22, 2006

RDA General Jack O'Neill makes a return appearance on "Stargate Atlantis" in the two-part episode appropriately titled "The Return." O'Neill is summoned to Atlantis to deal with the threat posed by the Asurans. However, when the Asurans gain control of the city, General O'Neill and Richard Woolsey are captured, and the fate of Atlantis hangs in the balance.

Part one of the mid-season cliffhanger airs on September 22nd at 10pm, and the episode concludes when "Stargate Atlantis" returns from hiatus in the spring of 2007.

Click here to see images from Stargate Atlantis.


VIDEO DOWNLOADS
September 9, 2006

RDA The internet has become the newest outlet for television programming as more and more series are becoming available for purchase as direct downloads. Following on the heels of Google Video, which has offered MacGyver downloads for several months, MGM has made episodes of both Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis available for download on iTunes. This week, Amazon joined the new market with Unbox Video Downloads featuring all three series for $1.99 per episode. As MGM considers the future of the Stargate franchise, fans are encouraged to support the series and demonstrate the size of the loyal audience by watching the episodes live on television, and by taking advantage of download opportunities such as iTunes and Amazon.

For more information about purchasing Richard's television series via direct download, visit Google Video and iTunes.

Direct links to purchase episodes of MacGyver, Stargate SG-1, and Stargate Atlantis from Amazon's Unbox Video Downloads can be found in the Store on this site.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
August 23, 2006

SG-1 Richard forwarded a copy of the press release concerning SG-1's cancellation, adding that with the celebrations surrounding the 200th episode he hadn't sent anything earlier because "I didn't want to spoil the fun." In honor of the 200th episode, the "Hollywood Reporter" magazine published a special issue to mark the occasion which included several interviews, articles, and ads celebrating the television milestone. One of the ads was from Richard, though he mentioned he hadn't yet seen the final copy, and he went on to describe what he and Wylie had been doing.

Click here to see Richard's ad in the "Hollywood Reporter."

August 23, 2006

I didn't get to see any of the publicity or ads in HR. If there is a way of viewing or securing a copy of the stuff I'd love to explore. I took out an ad, too; never saw it.

Tremendous time in Hawaii with Wylie Q. She is a true water baby, joyful, at one with the sea (or pool in this case, with ample dabblings in Pacific Ocean).

Wylie is across the office on her computer, faster and deeper than I am.

Talk soon,

rAd


STARGATE SG-1 CANCELED
August 21, 2006

SG-1 The SciFi channel confirmed today that it has canceled Stargate SG-1. In a statement that came just as the milestone 200th episode of the series aired, SciFi announced, "SCI FI Channel is proud to be the network that brought Stargate SG-1 to its record-breaking 10th season. Ten seasons and 215 episodes is an astounding, Guinness World Record-setting accomplishment. Stargate is a worldwide phenomenon. Having achieved so much over the course of the past 10 years, SCI FI believes that the time is right to make this season their last on the channel. SCI FI is honored to have been part of the Stargate legacy for five years, and we look forward to continuing to explore the Stargate universe with our partners at MGM through a new season of Stargate Atlantis."

Stargate SG-1 has now become the longest running science fiction television series produced in North America, but its ratings have slipped significantly in this, its tenth season. The future of the franchise is as yet unclear, but new details may be available within the week. Stargate Atlantis will continue for a fourth season, and there has been talk about the possible development of additional spin-offs, television or DVD movies, or of bringing Stargate SG-1 to the big screen as a feature film, a project that has been in the works and put on hold for at least five years as the series continued to be renewed. For the moment, the cancellation decision is not expected to affect the broadcast schedule of season 10, which is currently in production and which is expected to air through September before breaking for a hiatus and resuming in March.


"200" AND "THE REAL WORLD"
August 18, 2006

RDA Richard Dean Anderson returns to television as General Jack O'Neill in two Stargate episodes on August 18th. First, in Stargate SG-1, Richard appears in the landmark episode entitled "200," in which screenwriter Martin Lloyd visits Stargate Command to write a sci-fi script about the team's adventures. Next, on Stargate Atlantis, O'Neill makes an appearance when Dr. Weir awakens in a psychiatric hospital on Earth and is told that her memories of Atlantis are delusions.

Click here to see images from "The Real World." Richard appears in three additional upcoming episodes that have yet to be scheduled.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
FAN MAIL
August 6, 2006

RDA Richard wrote to share his delight at discovering the messages from fans.

August 6, 2006

I got on!!!! I slowly sauntered through the messages and got lost. What a wonderful thing you've done (shock and surprise). I absolutely love this.

I will venture into response some day soon, but for now I want to lather up with the wonderful words of fans and fannies alike. What I mean is, I'd like to spend some time with the sentiments of all who have written. It is amazing how many people are willing to express their thoughts and feelings, somewhat publicly, to a relative recluse and virtual stranger.

I am stunned. And to think it only took me (how many years) to get to the point, and subsequently follow your directions to this revelation.

Thank you, so much!

Again and again...thank you.

Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
MOTORCYCLES
July 26, 2006

RDA Richard had visited the website to check out the fan mail messages. Although he found the guestbook, he sent a brief note to get clarification on accessing the administration panel, then added, "I did see an opportunity to send myself an email, however." In a playful (and somewhat sleep-deprived) mood, he went on to describe his latest interest:

July 26, 2006

Did I mention I was thinking of re-examining the wonderful world of motorcycling?

I've been through my era of Harleys, etc.

Now it feels like time to start touring. My friend, and dive buddy, has invested his ducats in a Triumph "America," which is on my long list. I am investigating the BMWs as well, something that's going to be kind and polite to my back.

Don't know why I brought that up... Maybe it's the start of my mindful(less) meanderings, aimed at some outlet that lets people know that I still breathe. Maybe.

I dizzy now. Go sleep.

First, make daughter go bed, go sleep.

She night owl. I night owl. She young. I... not.

A, RD


SEASON 10 OF SG-1 DEBUTS
July 14, 2006

SG-1 Season 10 The record-breaking tenth season of Stargate SG-1 debuts on the SciFi channel on July 14th. The new season sees the SG-1 team of Mitchell, Carter, Daniel, Teal'c, and Vala, continuing to battle the Ori as they enter our galaxy.

Richard Dean Anderson will be reprising his character of General Jack O'Neill in guest appearances for two episodes of Stargate SG-1 this season, as well as three episodes of Stargate Atlantis. His first appearance is scheduled for August 18th.


TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION
July 13, 2006

TCA The TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour, an annual media event, was held this week in Pasadena. The SciFi Channel took advantage of the opportunity to do a little celebrating, and threw a party at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in honor of Stargate SG-1's tenth season and 200th episode. Richard, accompanied by his daughter Wylie, attended the event with the cast and producers of SG-1.

Click here to see images from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 4, 2006

RDA Richard kept in touch with another phone call and wished everyone a Happy Independence Day. He spoke about his return to Stargate, his upcoming convention appearance, his charities, and additions to the website. Beware of some mild spoilers below for Stargate season 10 and Atlantis season 3.

Independence Day:
Richard began by announcing, "Happy Fourth of July!". He was at home, and nibbling on "lunch" of mochi ice cream and cherries as he chatted. Later in the afternoon he would be joining a friend at a beach house and watching the fireworks.

Stargate Appearances:
In June, Richard finished shooting his appearances on two episodes of Stargate SG-1 and three episodes of Stargate Atlantis. His first appearance will be on the landmark 200th episode of Stargate. He described it as a return to the premise of the 100th episode in which Martin Lloyd (Willie Garson) returns seeking advice for a script based on SG-1. As they ruminate on solutions to his script problem, viewers will see a variety of vignettes portraying what the episode could be. The script is full of homages, references to everything from "The Wizard of Oz" to "Night of the Living Dead." He found the scene involving puppets a fun process to watch. In his first appearance on Atlantis, O'Neill is part of Dr. Weir's coma. He returns for two additional episodes that are a two-part story, directed by Brad Turner, in which O'Neill is overseeing a transition at Atlantis. Just as everyone is gone except O'Neill and Woolsey (Robert Picardo), the city comes under attack. "Of course the Atlantis people have to come back and they crash into water, and I have to swim under water and... pull the plug." He enjoyed his return to the Stargate set, describing it "like coming home." Although there have been no talks about future appearances, he is open to the possibility. He added, "I would have to assess the commitment vs. what I have going on down here, which is a wonderful life with Wylie. I'm still in the middle of building this 'Legacy House,' and I'm kind of fine just falling into this lifestyle."

Summer Plans:
Later in July, Richard and Wylie will be enjoying some vacation time in a cabin in British Columbia. Richard has also agreed to be a part of some of the promotion and celebration for Stargate's 200th episode. The first event will be the TCA press tour in Pasadena next week, and SciFi will be throwing a party there for Stargate. He added, "It's supposed to be a big to-do. I wasn't going to go at first, but then I asked Wylie if she would go with me and she said yes." Later, in August, there will be another 200th episode party for Stargate up in Vancouver.

Charities:
Asked if there were specific charities he would like to highlight through the website, he responded that there are many he has supported financially through the years, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Rainbow Society which grant wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, AIDS Project LA which supports AIDS research, and Canuck Place, a Vancouver hospice for children. However, the four main charities for which he is most involved as a board member or trustee and for which he most actively focuses his energy to raise awareness and funds are: the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Art of the Brain, and the Challengers Boys and Girls Club. He had recently returned from the fundraising event in San Diego for Sea Shepherd, and added "I'm just so dying to go on the Antarctica thing if we get this new boat that will be fast enough," though he is not sure if that will happen. Wylie also shares his interest. "I talk about some of the things we do, and she's seen clips and pictures of the seals and she loves it." To help support his charities, he has made sure that all funds collected for his autograph and any personal convention appearance will go directly for charity. Fans can purchase autographed pictures from Legends Memorabilia and know that 100% of the money will support his charities.

Avalon:
Richard is looking forward to his first convention, the "Avalon" event in the UK in November. He had wanted to find a way to say thank you to the fans and to raise money for charity, and he accepted an opportunity to begin with a small and intimate event "to see how it goes, see what the results are, and then we can go from there." He added, "I wanted it to be known that the monies that are being made by me at this event are going to charity." He is looking forward to visiting England, too, although he thinks it's unlikely there will be time for sightseeing. He admitted, "I would love to see Stonehenge, but probably I'm just going to get in the car and stick my head out the window and take pictures of whatever comes by."

Fan Mail:
Richard was finally able to try out the sample guestbook that had been set up to collect online fan mail, and he really liked the idea. He currently has no snail mail address for collecting fan mail and has been at a loss as to how to address the issue. He welcomed an online guestbook and said, "It makes perfect sense! And not only that, it fits into what I'm trying to do, conservation and saving trees. Don't waste the paper - waste the ones and zeros!" He is on the computer "now and again" so he would be able to access online messages, although he may not be able to keep up with the volume. He even asked if it would be possible to set up the guestbook so that he could occasionally respond with an anonymous address, or leave messages for anyone in general, either in print or through a recorded voice message. The guestbook is currently being rebuilt to add these features and will hopefully be launched soon.

As the chat came to an end, he closed with, "We'll talk soon! Happy Independence Day!"


AVALON
June 10, 2006

RDA Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping will be appearing at a very special weekend with their fans. The event, "Avalon," will take place in a beautiful 800 year-old palace in England this November.

The Location: The Ancient Isle of Avalon with Glastonbury Tor towering in the distance over the tiny City of Wells in Somerset, England

The Date: November 24-26, 2006

The Venues: The Bishop's Palace at Wells, a setting straight from the annuls of history, and the adjacent majestic Town Hall

The Event: An enchanted weekend where a maximum of 580 fans only, spread evenly in small groups, will for a moment in time, share the magic of Avalon with their two favorite stars from Stargate SG-1 within the walls of the Bishop's Palace. Attendees will enjoy a short Q&A introduction before joining Richard and Amanda for morning coffee or afternoon tea.

(Visit the Archives for a complete summary, with pictures, of the Avalon event.)


TAPAS AND TOPS'LS
June 4, 2006

Tapas and Tops'ls Richard Dean Anderson joined Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society at the "Tapas and Tops'ls" fundraiser event on June 4th in San Diego. Aboard the historic tall ship, the "Star of India," guests celebrated the accomplishments of Sea Shepherd and enjoyed a reception with Richard and Captain Watson with great food, music, and a very special auction, all in support of the work Sea Shepherd is doing to protect the oceans and marine life.

Click here for pictures from the event.


2006 SPACEY AWARDS
May 27, 2006

Breakfast with Spacey Canada's SPACE channel celebrated the 4th Annual Spacey Awards, Canada's only sci-fi and fantasy awards show. In the viewer's choice category, Stargate SG-1 was recognized with three nominations. It won in the category of Favorite TV Ensemble Cast with 35% of the vote, and Ben Browder won as the Favorite New TV Character with 27% of the vote. Battlestar Galactica won as the Favorite TV Show with 32% of the vote, beating Stargate by only one percentage point.

Unlike typical awards shows, there is no Spacey ceremony, but rather the awards are brought to the winners for presentation, and this year Richard was asked to present the award to Ben Browder. But first, in an attempt to top last year's endless acceptance speech from his swimming pool, he submitted a small original film, "My Breakfast With Spacey," which aired in segments throughout the length of the broadcast.

Click here to view Richard's "Breakfast With Spacey."


SG-1 200th EPISODE CELEBRATION
April 18, 2006

SG-1 Cast Richard was on hand in Vancouver to celebrate the filming of the 200th episode of Stargate SG-1. Now in its 10th season, Stargate is the longest running science fiction series ever produced in North America, and its 202nd episode will officially push it past the record previously held by The X-Files. To celebrate the achievement, cast and crew took time out from filming the milestone episode to meet with the press and enjoy a stargate-shaped cake.

Richard welcomed the opportunity to reprise the role of Jack O'Neill in the 200th episode, saying, "I wouldn't miss that. I wasn't doing anything, and I kind of missed people up here. It's really good." Producer Brad Wright said of the returning star, "It's been a lot of fun to see him again. He was so much the face of SG-1 for so many years. For the 200th episode there was just no way we could even consider doing it without bringing him back." The 200th episode of Stargate, currently titled "200" is scheduled to air on August 18th.

In addition to the print media invited to the set for the occasion, the 200th episode celebration was also broadcast on the CTV evening news, Space Channel's "Hypaspace" and "ET Canada."

Click here to view these televised broadcasts.


"DEFEND EVERY DROP" AUCTION
April 10-28, 2006

Waterkeeper The "Defend Every Drop" online auction benefited the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the world's water resources, and an organization for which Richard serves on the Board of Trustees. Among the items up for auction was an opportunity to visit the set of Stargate SG-1 in Vancouver and to have lunch with Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping. The winner also received a beautiful handcrafted wooden paddle signed by Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis, Teryl Rothery, Gary Jones, Dan Shea, Colin Cunningham, Tony Amendola, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the President of the Waterkeeper Alliance. When the bidding ended on April 28th, the auction for lunch with Richard and Amanda had raised $30,000 for the Waterkeeper Alliance.


THE SIMPSONS
April 9, 2006

RDA Richard's "dream come true" appearance on The Simpsons, originally anticipated for late March, aired on April 9th. Richard was the "special guest voice" for the episode "Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore" in which "Selma and Patty meet their Hollywood heartthrob, MacGyver, and kidnap him for their own obsessive worship. When Anderson discovers how exciting real-life drama can be, he refuses to leave until Selma and Patty devise their own plan."

Click here to view Richard's segments on The Simpsons.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
THE SIMPSONS
April 9, 2006

RDA Apparently unaware of how much the fans were already anticipating his appearance on The Simpsons, Richard dropped by with another quick note and a little reminder.

April 9, 2006

Did I mention the Simpsons episode is on tonight, Sunday, April 9? Hope it's not too late to spread the word about the Simpsons debut. Either way, my career is complete.

I will be traveling back to Vancouver after a day in California reconnecting with Wylie. I hadn't seen her since we got back from Mammoth Mountain about ten days ago. All is well.

Rick


STARGATE SG-1 200th EPISODE
March 28, 2006

RDA MGM, Sony, and SciFi today issued a press release confirming that Richard will indeed be returning to Stargate SG-1 for several appearances, including the landmark 200th episode. According to the press release:

"Richard Dean Anderson, former star and executive producer of Stargate SG-1, returns to the series for its historic 200th original episode. Production on the bi-centennial will commence on April 5 in Vancouver. Anderson, who will be reprising his role as General Jack O’Neill, will also make special guest appearances in a number of additional episodes of both SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis that will air in the new seasons. Both SCI FI Channel original series are slated to premiere this summer.

"Stargate SG-1’s 200th episode, appropriately titled "200," will center on the SG-1 team as they serve as advisors on a television series that bears remarkable similarities to the goings on at Stargate Command. As they pitch to the producer the many adventures that they have been involved with over the years, the team discovers that truth really is stranger than fiction... but nothing is stranger than the machinations of Hollywood. In addition to Anderson, "200" will feature a guest appearance by fan favorite Willie Garson (Sex & the City).

"Currently in production on its tenth original season (its fifth on SCI FI), Stargate SG-1 is now the longest-running sci-fi series on American television, surpassing The X-Files and every iteration of Star Trek. Averaging more than 2.2 million viewers per episode the show is stronger than ever and has led SCI FI Channel to become the #1 cable destination on Friday nights for young adults."


"NOTE FROM RICK"
STARGATE
March 15, 2006

RDA Richard kept in touch with another phone call.

He talked about the annual Daddy-Daughter dance that he and Wylie attended for Valentine's Day. One of the songs they danced to there was "In My Daughter's Eyes," and he said it was an especially touching moment because ever since the birthday video for 2005, he and Wylie consider that to be "their" song.

He also wanted to share some happy news with his fans: "Do you know that I'm going back to Stargate for five episodes? I thought I'd tell you. I've only told one other person, but I think it's going to start leaking fairly soon. I thought I'd just give you the heads-up, in case there is an announcement, and whatever you want to 'spring,' you're welcome to spring." He added that the producers had called and asked him to do the 200th episode, which he agreed to, and then he suggested to them that if they wanted to tie up some loose ends, he would be willing to do an episode or two to that end. When they were negotiating for the 200th episode, they made the offer and asked if he would do five episodes. His answer was, "Of course! I'd love to come up there!" Shooting will begin in early April.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
KARATE
February 25, 2006

RDA Richard shared a very brief note about his latest source of pride.

February 25, 2006

Wylie tested and received her green belt in karate. I exploded with pride.

R


SUPER BOWL AD FOR MASTERCARD
February 5, 2006

Mastercard Ad According to a press release from MasterCard International, Richard's "Priceless" commercial reprising his MacGyver character will indeed air during the Super Bowl on February 5th. The 30-second ad which depicts MacGyver's daring escape using everyday items purchased with his Debit MasterCard, is scheduled to air during the game's fourth quarter. The Super Bowl, typically the highest rated television programming of the year, is known for attracting as much attention for the commercials as for the game itself, and this year a 30-second spot runs an unprecedented $2.5 million.

Richard enjoyed the opportunity to bring MacGyver back to television, saying, "While I've had offers to bring the MacGyver character back to life, MasterCard had the sense of humor I felt was needed to bring the character back. The commercial really speaks to how oftentimes everyday items are truly 'priceless' and can serve as life savers." The "MacGyver" commercial will go into general brand rotation beginning March 6th.

Click here to view Richard's "Priceless" commercial.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
THANK YOU
February 1, 2006

RDA When Richard received the birthday greetings from his fans in 2005, he expressed his thanks for the warm wishes, although his computer and internet access had not allowed him to completely access all the areas of the site.

This year, with improved access, he was sent the URL to the birthday sites for both 2005 and 2006. He responded with a heartfelt message that began in typical text and then jumped to an emphatic capitalized and oversized font:

February 1, 2006

I am going to have to talk to your voice to properly convey my enthusiasm, however,

MY GOD, THAT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL AND THOUGHTFUL BIRTHDAY PRESENT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED. IT IS ASTOUNDINGLY PROFESSIONAL AND BLESSEDLY PERSONAL. I AM GENUINELY TOUCHED, AND WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TALENT AND INSIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING.

HONESTLY, MY FRIENDS, YOUR CREATION IS UTTERLY SPECTACULAR.

THANK YOU, SO VERY MUCH!

RICHARD


"NOTE FROM RICK"
MASTERCARD
January 21, 2006

RDA Richard's most recent "Note" was in the form of a phone call. He had just come back from the event in Lake Louise, and took some time to share a few thoughts and updates:

Lake Louise:
He offered his thanks to those who had come to the celebrity event to support the Waterkeeper Alliance. He has not heard the official figures yet, but he believes that the past weekend was the most successful weekend they've had, taking in more money than at past events. He thoroughly enjoyed the beauty of Lake Louise and the fabulous skiing, and he also reminisced about going through that same area during his bicycle trip back in 1967. It had been the dead of summer, and there weren't many people around, but the whole area was green and beautiful and had a magical, mystical quality to it.

Birthday:
Wylie won't let him forget that his birthday is on Monday, which, he says, "is adorable." He has no special plans, but he will be picking Wylie up after school and they will find something to do, probably going to a favorite restaurant to celebrate.

Walk of Fame:
He has been very flattered by the fans' interest in nominating him for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and he has given his permission to resubmit his name in nomination for 2006. The nomination process involves a single nomination package that is submitted with his written approval, and I will be completing that on his behalf. The final step of raising the necessary funds would come if his name is selected by the committee.

Fan Mail:
The Bridge Studio and Studio Fan Mail are no longer handling his mail, and so he is currently without a means of receiving fan mail. He welcomed a suggestion to set up a guestbook system for private messages that fans could submit online and that he would be able to access. Requests for autographs should still be directed to Legends Memorabilia, but he approved the creation of a fan mail guestbook, which will be set up on this website shortly.

Commercial:
At the end of December, he shot a commercial for MasterCard. It is part of their "Priceless" campaign, and a send-up of MacGyver. In it, he slides down a wire, drives a semi through a fence, and blows up a building, then is found in a convenience store purchasing replacements for all the things he used to make his escape "priceless." He describes it as "quite cute - and fun." Both a 30-second version and a 60-second version were created, and although the anticipated airdate is some time in March, there has been some talk of the possibility that the commercial may be considered for airing during the Super Bowl. His description of the commercial was reminiscent of the commercials he made 15 years ago for Vitalon Foods of Taiwan. He remembered shooting those, in fact Jim Menard (director of photography on Stargate) had been the photographer for one of them. He said that he had never seen the finished commercials, and he was delighted to learn that fans from Taiwan had discovered them and shared them with the website where he would also be able to see them.

Career:
He acknowledges that his "retirement" is not necessarily permanent, and he described his upcoming appearance on The Simpsons as "the resurgence of my career." He has received offers from all three networks to develop projects, but he is not currently considering tackling a project as a producer, although he is still open to taking occasional acting roles. He has fond memories of Stargate and describes his time there as "family," but in the meantime he is enjoying the space that he's in right now, and adds, "I'm so loving my life right now, being a dad and building my house."


CELEBRITY SPORTS INVITATIONAL
January 13-14, 2006

RDA and Amanda at Lake Louise The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise was the venue for this year's annual Celebrity Sports Invitational. Hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in support of the Waterkeeper Alliance, the star-studded event included a snowshoe/toboggan relay, slalom, and even a poker championship. Richard was among the celebrities who participated in the events, and he proudly attended his first official meeting of the Board of Trustees as a recently elected member of the Board. The Waterkeeper Alliance is a multi-national organization that protects and preserves water resources. The event is televised in syndication in some areas of the country. Check local listings.

Click here for more information and pictures.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
WATERKEEPER ALLIANCE
December 5, 2005

RDA Richard took a brief moment to share a little update about both his involvement with the Waterkeeper Alliance, and about his daughter Wylie.

December 5, 2005

This is just a quick note. I'd like to spend more time on it with you but I have to grab Wylie and get her off to her karate class. (She is excelling... and loves it! So I dare not be late.)

I don't know if I had mentioned to you or anybody for that matter that I have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Waterkeeper Alliance, but... well... I have... been.

That's the background to what's going on lately and I'll continue later, but I must to my loving daughter go, so she can beat the crap out of a dummy.

Rick


HUMANE SOCIETY
November 13, 2005

RDA On November 13th, the La Jolla-based Elephant Alliance hosted a fundraiser for the Humane Society of the US at the Barona Resort near San Diego. About 100 people attended the intimate event which included an afternoon high tea and a silent auction. Richard Dean Anderson was among the guests invited to speak at the event which included Peggy McCay of "Days of Our Lives," Wayne Pacelle, head of the Humane Society of the US, and Florence Lambert, the hostess and director of the Elephant Alliance.
The news and images are courtesy of "Anna Mercken," who will be hosting the Tapas and Tops'ls fundraiser event on behalf of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in June, 2006.


MAGPIE RIVER, QUEBEC
August 6-16, 2005

RDA at the Magpie In August, Richard joined Eric Hertz of Earth River Expeditions as well as members of the Waterkeeper Alliance and the Canadian and American press for a whitewater rafting expedition on the Magpie River in Quebec, Canada. The purpose of the trip was to bring attention to the environmental issues facing the Magpie region, a pristine wilderness known for its breathtaking whitewater which is the target of a proposed project that would build hydroelectric dams along the river. Visit the Waterkeeper Alliance and Earth River Expeditions for more information about the Magpie region of Quebec.

Click here to see pictures from Richard's whitewater adventure.


THE SIMPSONS
July 28, 2005

RDA and Bart More information is available about Richard's recently completed appearance on The Simpsons.

The episode has been titled "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore," and Al Jean, one of the executive producers of the series, says of Richard's role, "He plays himself, starring in an episode where he visits Springfield and is kidnapped by Patty and Selma. It is due to air in the U.S. around March 26, 2006."
Many thanks to Jukka for sharing the news.


'SIGNED AND SEALED' PROJECT
July 26, 2005

RDA and seal Richard Dean Anderson, Legends Memorabilia, and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society announce the launch of the "Signed and Sealed" charity autograph project to raise funds to assist Sea Shepherd in their efforts to stop the slaughter of Canadian seals. This project offers a unique selection of photos of Richard with the baby seals taken on the ice floes in March 2005. Each photo has been personally signed by Richard Dean Anderson, and every single cent of the proceeds will go to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Click here to order these photos for charity.


SEASON 9 OF SG-1 DEBUTS
July 15, 2005

O'Neill On July 15th, the ninth season of Stargate SG-1 debuts on the SciFi channel, and the series welcomes new regulars Ben Browder and Beau Bridges.

Although Richard will no longer be a cast member in season nine, he has helped to kick off the new season by filming a few scenes as a special guest appearance that will air in the opening episodes "Avalon" and "Origin."


"NOTE FROM RICK"
THE SIMPSONS
June 17, 2005

RDA and Bart Richard stopped by for a quick note to share some exciting news. It seems that his dream of appearing on The Simpsons has finally come true.

June 17, 2005

Just enough strength to break the news of a completed career (mine) with the already completed episode of The Simpsons. You are the first one I told.

More later.

D'oh!!!!!


"NOTE FROM RICK"
DANA ELCAR
June 17, 2005

RDA and Dana Elcar On Monday, June 6, 2005, Dana Elcar passed away at the age of 77. Dana's career spanned 50 years, including seven years as Pete Thornton on MacGyver, and during the final seasons of the series, Dana's real-life battle with glaucoma was written into the show. In a statement to the press, Richard said of his friend, "At a time when I had very little business being called an actor, he made things so easy for me. It was a learning experience that was very warm and loving for all seven years."

In a special message to the RDA website, Richard added:

June 17, 2005

I drove up to Santa Paula for the service which was very sad, and yet, celebratory. He was truly a gentle man and good friend.

Rick


HIDE AND SEEK
June 6, 2005

RDA and Wylie The entertainment magazine "Inside TV" included two pictures of Richard and Wylie in its June 6th issue. The caption indicates that the pictures were taken on May 24th in a Malibu park where Richard and his daughter were playing hide-and-seek before Wylie's ballet lesson, and it reminds viewers that Richard can be seen in Stargate SG-1 on the SciFi channel, and in MacGyver on TVLand and on DVD.

Click here to see the pictures from the magazine and additional pictures offered by the photographer.


SPACEY AWARDS
May 29, 2005

Spaceys On May 29th, the Canadian SPACE channel televised the Third Annual Spacey Awards which honor the finest in science fiction film and television. Unlike other awards shows, the Spaceys are hand-delivered to the winners, and this year, Stargate SG-1 was recognized in two categories. In the People's Choice category, Stargate SG-1 was named the favorite Canadian series for the third year in a row, and this year Richard Dean Anderson received his first award as Favorite Male Character for his role as General Jack O'Neill.

Richard accepted his award dressed in a suit and tie and scuba gear while treading water in a swimming pool, and the show returned to him periodically throughout the broadcast to cover his long and meandering acceptance speech.

Click here for some pictures and video from Richard's very looong acceptance speech.


E3 EXPO
May 18, 2005

RDA at E3 On May 18th, Richard made an appearance at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The world's premiere interactive entertainment trade event took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 18-20th, and Richard appeared at the JoWood booth to help promote the upcoming video game "Stargate SG-1: The Alliance" from JoWood Productions.

Click here for some pictures from the event.


CELEBRITY JUSTICE
April 6, 2005

RDA and seal The syndicated television show "Celebrity Justice" carried a story about the seal hunt in Newfoundland and included footage of Richard's visit to Charlottetown with Sea Shepherd in March. In the televised story, Richard is shown on the ice with a baby seal and at a press conference afterward during which he talked about his association with Sea Shepherd and the need to protect the seals.

Click here to view an edited video clip of the "Celebrity Justice" story.


INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN
March 8, 2005

RDA March 8th is International Day of Women. Richard was among the celebrities who were asked by Canadian CTV news about the most influential women in their lives. Richard responded that his six year old daughter, Wylie, remains the most influential "woman" in his life, adding, "All aspects of my life have been altered since she came into the world, in the most positive way imaginable."

Click here to view a video clip of the CTV News encounter.


SEA SHEPHERD PRESS CONFERENCE
March 7, 2005

RDA and seal

Richard flew to Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in Canada to participate in the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's campaign to end the slaughter of baby seals. Richard spent the day on the ice floes observing, photographing, and posing with the baby seals, and he returned to Charlottetown to join Captain Paul Watson for a press conference to voice his concern for the seals.

Click here for pictures of Richard with the baby seals. Click here for an article about the press conference in Charlottetown. Click here for more information about the Sea Shepherd Seal Campaign.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
SEAL CAMPAIGN
February 17, 2005

RDA Richard intends to participate in the Sea Shepherd Seal Campaign in Nova Scotia. Click here for more information about the Sea Shepherd Seal Campaign.

February 17, 2005

My broken ankle may affect my mobility on the ice at the protest with Paul Watson. Supposed to fly to Halifax between March 2 and March 15. You're familiar with the seal slaughter? I told Paul that this would be the first year I could actually make it east. Now with the ankle I may have jeopardized some part of the event for myself.

I still have three weeks of ankle repair to go but am still planning to run up to Charlottetown for the Sea Shepherd event. Dates are still up in the air.

Rick


SATURN AWARDS
February 9, 2005

SG-1 Stargate SG-1 was among the series recognized for excellence on February 9th when the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced its nominations for the 31st Annual Saturn Awards which honor the best in genre film, television, and home entertainment.

Stargate SG-1 was recognized with four nominations including best cable television series, best actor on television for Richard Dean Anderson, best supporting actor on television for Michael Shanks, and best supporting actress on television for Amanda Tapping. Stargate Atlantis was also recognized with nominations for best cable television series and best supporting actress for Torri Higginson. The winners of the 31st Annual Saturn Awards will be announced on May 3rd at the Universal City Hilton Hotel.

Click here for more information about the Saturn Awards.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
THANK YOU
February 3, 2005

RDA Shortly after receiving birthday greetings and word of many donations made in his honor, Richard expressed his gratitude, wondering how to best show his appreciation to the fans.

February 3, 2005

I was wondering if you would have a suggestion as to how I could thank everyone for their unyielding support over the years. Again I have proven the "shrub" for not responding sooner, and I really am astounded by the loyalty shown by all. It is amazing what a little thing like a broken ankle can do for one's contemplative state; I feel the fool in so many ways, but particularly in this, the showing appreciation when people do wonderful things on your behalf mode.

Rick


"NOTE FROM RICK"
BROKEN ANKLE
February 3, 2005

RDA Richard has shared a bit of news about his latest playful mishap:

February 3, 2005

Tid-bit of news: I broke my right ankle ten days ago. Little wagoning accident wherein I snapped the fibula, but saved my daughter.... Truth be told, just another dopey movement through space, 55 year old child's play. 6 to 8 week re-hab. I will be the stationary dance partner to Wylie at the Daddy/Daughter Valentine's Dance.

Gotta run (recline).

Rick


MACGYVER ON DVD
January 25, 2005

MacGyver The long awaited release of MacGyver on DVD has finally arrived. The series becomes available on January 25th with the release of the season one box set for region 1 (US/Canada). Additional seasons are expected to be released at intervals throughout the year. The tentative release date for the season one box set for region 2 (Europe) is May 30, 2005.

The DVDs for both the US and the UK can be ordered through this site from Amazon.


SPORTS INVITATIONAL AT BANFF
January 7-8, 2005

RDA at Banff Richard Dean Anderson returned once again to the Fairmont Banff Springs Sports Invitational held this year at Sunshine Village on January 7-8th. The star-studded event, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in support of the Waterkeeper Alliance, included tobogganing, snow shoeing, and ski racing competitions, despite bitterly cold temperatures.

Richard insisted, "Being from Minnesota creates hardy stock. I've got thick blood, thick head, the whole nine yards," and in the dual slalom ski racing event, he won both of his races easily, against Olympic champion Hank Kashiwa, and actor Jason Priestley. He also mingled with fans, graciously posing for pictures, and he attended the gala dinner and charity auction. The weekend event raised over $650,000 for the Waterkeeper Alliance which protects and preserves water resources. The event is televised in syndication in some areas of the country. Check local listings.

Click here for pictures from the event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
NORAD TRACKS SANTA
December 22, 2004

RDA NORAD at Cheyenne Mountain has been tracking Santa Claus each Christmas Eve for 50 years. This year, in honor of their 50th season of tracking Santa, Richard Dean Anderson has been invited to join a number of other celebrities in offering his congratulations to the "men, women, aliens, and elves of NORAD." His audio message has been included on the NORAD website.

Click here to listen to Richard's Christmas message. Click here to visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.


CHARITY AUTOGRAPH PROJECT
December 8, 2004

RDA Although Richard has always willingly signed autographs for fans, he has made it a practice that any fees paid for his signature should be donated to charity. He is also aware, however, that because of the demand for his autograph, many fans have been the victim of unscrupulous dealers selling forgeries. Legends Memorabilia has offered the perfect solution with an autograph project that guarantees authenticity to fans while donating 100% of all fees to charity.

For more information on the best way to obtain an authentic autograph and to support charity, click here.


FIRE FIGHTERS' COOKBOOK
December 3, 2004

RDA Richard is among the celebrities featured in the Vancouver Fire Fighters' "Pot on the Stove" Celebrity Cookbook. The cookbook, which raises money for charity, includes a history of the Vancouver Fire Department as well as photographs and favorite recipes from a number of celebrities. All proceeds benefit the BC Children's Hospital.

Richard's contribution is a recipe for "Chocolate Hazelnut and Coconut Cake." The cookbook is now on sale at Chapters, Duthies, and London Drugs, and it can be ordered online at the website of the Vancouver Fire Fighters.

Click here for pictures taken during the photo shoot for the cookbook.


SEASON NINE RENEWAL
November 15, 2004

SG-1 SciFi Channel announced today that it has renewed Stargate SG-1 for a ninth season. The renewal places Stargate in a tie with The X-Files as the longest running science fiction series on US television. Stargate Atlantis has also been renewed for its second season.

The channel has ordered 20 new episodes of each series. Production is set to begin in March 2005, with the season premieres expected on SciFi in the summer. Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper will continue to serve as executive producers on both series. MGM is still in negotiations with the cast members for their return.


MACGYVER TO BE RELEASED ON DVD
November 8, 2004

MacGyver First announced in October by TVShowsOnDVD, and later confirmed by Paramount and USA Today, Paramount Studios is releasing MacGyver to DVD. The tentative release date for the Season One boxed set for region 1 (US/Canada) is January 25, 2005, with a release for region 2 (Europe) expected shortly thereafter, perhaps as early as March. Additional seasons will be released at intervals throughout the year.

Season one is already available for preorder at Amazon.com.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
AIR FORCE ASSOCIATION AWARD
September 14, 2004

RDA and General Jumper On September 14th, Richard was recognized at the Air Force Association's 57th Annual Air Force Anniversary Dinner in Washington, DC. The special award honors Richard's role as the executive producer and star of Stargate SG-1, and for the show's positive depiction of the Air Force. Richard also toured the Pentagon and visited with wounded troops at Walter Reed Hospital.

Click here for more information about this very special event.


"NOTE FROM RICK"
SCUBA PHOTO
July 28, 2004

RDA Richard has offered a special picture from his collection to be included on the website.

The photograph, taken during one of his diving trips, shows him saluting from the bottom of the ocean. He added a special autograph, just for the website: "Glub, glub... Saying "Hi" from my favorite place!"

Click on the picture to enlarge.


STARGATE ATLANTIS PREMIERE
July 17, 2004

RDA and Joe Flanigan Stargate Atlantis debuted on the SciFi channel on July 16th, and to celebrate the launch of the latest entry in the Stargate franchise, MGM hosted a very special party for the cast and crew on July 17th in Vancouver. The event included an exclusive screening of the pilot episode, "Rising", at the Queen Elizabeth Playhouse, followed by a party at the Shark Club.

Richard happened to be in town and made a surprise appearance at the event to show his support for the new spin-off series.


STARGATE ATLANTIS DEBUTS
July 16, 2004

RDA on Atlantis The new spin-off series, Stargate Atlantis, makes its debut on the SciFi channel on July 16th at 9pm with a two-hour premiere, "Rising".

Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks both make an appearance in the pilot episode to kick off the new series.

Click here to see images from Stargate Atlantis.


SEASON EIGHT OF SG-1 DEBUTS
July 9, 2004

SG-1 Stargate SG-1 returns for its eighth season with a three-hour special on the SciFi channel on July 9th.

A brand new behind-the-scenes special, "From Stargate to Atlantis: A SciFi Lowdown" debuts on July 5th at 10pm, and repeats on July 9th at 8:00pm as a special lead-in to the season premiere.

The two-hour season premiere, "New Order," follows at 9pm.


CRAIG KILBORN
June 23, 2004

RDA To promote the new season of Stargate SG-1, Richard paid a visit to Craig Kilborn and the Late Late Show. They discussed playing hockey as kids in Minnesota, and Richard spoke about his daughter, diving, MacGyver, and Stargate.

Richard also participated in the "Five Questions" segment. The last of the questions was, "Will you recreate this photo" of MacGyver, by wearing a wig? Richard happily obliged.


LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN
May 13, 2004

RDA and Pierre When Pierre Bernard, of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, devoted one of his "Recliner of Rage" segments to his outrage over developments on Stargate SG-1, the producers invited him to visit the Stargate set and to appear in a small role as Technician Sergeant O'Brien on the episode "Zero Hour".

A camera crew documented his visit to the set, where he met the producers, cast, and crew, including Richard Dean Anderson, and filmed his role, in a segment which aired on Conan O'Brien on May 13th.


SATURN AWARDS
May 5, 2004

SG-1 On May 5th, the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the winners of the 30th Annual Saturn Awards which honor the best in genre film, television, and home entertainment. The nominations, announced on February 12th, included recognition for Stargate SG-1 as well as for Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks in the category of Best Actor in a Television Series, and Amanda Tapping as Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series.

The awards for actor and actress went to David Boreanaz and Amy Acker, both of Angel, however Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie were both on hand to accept the award for Stargate SG-1 as the Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series.

Click here for more information about the Saturn Awards.


CLIFF SIMON RETURNS TO SG-1
April 21, 2004

RDA and Cliff Simon Actor Cliff Simon, who plays Ba'al on Stargate SG-1, returned to the set for an appearance in an upcoming episode for season eight.

While he was on the set, Cliff had a picture taken of himself with Richard, which he shared with his fans on his website at CliffSimon.com, and with Richard's fans here (thanks Sam!).

Click to enlarge the picture.


SPACEY AWARDS
April 18, 2004

Spacey Awards On April 18th, the Canadian SPACE channel televised the Second Annual Spacey Awards which honor the finest in film and television in the science fiction and fantasy genre. The Spacey Awards is a unique traveling award show that hand-delivers the trophies to the winners. This year, Stargate SG-1 was recognized in two of the Viewers Choice categories. In the category of Favorite Male TV Character, Jack O'Neill received 27% of the vote, coming in second to Spike (of Angel) with 37% of the vote. In the category of Favorite Canadian TV Series, Stargate SG-1 won easily with 61% of the vote.

The award was accepted on the Stargate set by Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, and Christopher Judge, with help from Thor.

Click here to view "Thor's" acceptance speech for the award.


SEASON 8 BEGINS PRODUCTION
March 8, 2004

SG-1 Production of the new Stargate spin-off, Stargate: Atlantis, in which Richard will be making a guest appearance, begins at the Bridge Studio on February 23, 2004. Shortly afterward, on March 8th, the cast and crew of Stargate SG-1 will return to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin filming the eighth season of the series.

The new season is scheduled to begin airing on July 9th in the US.


SEA SHEPHERD FUNDRAISER
January 11, 2004

RDA and Paul Watson Richard returned early from the Banff Sports Invitational to help host a High Tea Fundraiser in La Jolla, California on January 11th. The event, which raised awareness and money in support of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, included a lecture presentation by Captain Paul Watson and a signing of his book "Seal Wars", as well as a silent auction. Richard mingled with the guests and spoke about his commitment to the work that Sea Shepherd is doing to protect Earth's oceans and marine wildlife.

Click here for pictures of Richard and Paul Watson at the event.


SPORTS INVITATIONAL AT BANFF
January 8-11, 2004

Banff In January, Richard returned once again to the Celebrity Sports Invitational, held at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, Alberta. This year Richard participated in the Snowshoe Toboggan Race, with his partner Klaus Von Heidegger, although their time of 28.48 did not place them in the final three by the race's end. As in years past, Richard exhibited his excellence on the slopes when he led his team to victory in the Dual Giant Slalom with a time of 23.99.

During the weekend Richard spoke briefly with the press about his plans for retirement after Stargate's eighth and final season. "Well, as much as a workaholic can retire. I have some other things I want to do and they don't include necessarily working in front of a camera. I have a five-year-old daughter who I don't get to see enough, I'm going to build a house in California and I'm going to learn Spanish." Referring the the spin-off, Stargate Atlantis, he added, "We're shooting it concurrently and it will hopefully pick up the ball. I'll help launch it. I'll be in the pilot but after that I'm done."

The Celebrity Sports Invitational is an annual event hosted by Robert Kennedy, Jr. in support of his Waterkeeper Alliance. Over $600,000 was raised to help protect and restore waterways around the world.

Click here for pictures from the event.


MALIBU CHILI COOKOFF
August 30-31, 2003

RDA and Wylie A photographer captured Richard and his daughter Wylie enjoying a day out in Malibu. The photo appeared in "Star" magazine with the caption, "Richard Dean Anderson took daughter Wylie Quinn, 5, for a thrill ride at the 22nd annual Malibu Chili Cookoff and Carnival."
Star Magazine. September 23, 2003

Click the picture to enlarge.


TV GUIDE
July 26, 2003

TV Guide Stargate SG-1 had the prestigious honor of being the cover story for the July 26th edition of the TV Guide.

The article declared Stargate to be the biggest hit that the Sci Fi channel has ever had, and it also officially announced the renewal of Stargate SG-1 for an unprecedented eighth season.

Click here to read the article.


SPACEY AWARDS
June 27, 2003

SG-1 On June 27, the Canadian SPACE channel televised the First Annual Spacey Awards which honor the finest in film and television in the genre of science fiction and fantasy for the year 2002. The Spacey production team visited the set of Stargate SG-1 to hand-deliver its award for the Viewers Choice for Favourite Canadian TV Series.

Click here for pictures from the event.


SCIFI ONLINE CHAT
June 18, 2003

O'Neill Richard talked to fans and answered questions in an online chat hosted by SciFi.com.

Speaking live from the set, where he was occasionally called away to film another scene, he spoke about what fans can look forward to during the upcoming seventh season of Stargate SG-1.

Click here for a transcript of the event.


SG-1 SEASON SEVEN DEBUTS
June 13, 2003

SG-1 Stargate SG-1 returns for its seventh season with a three-hour special on the SciFi channel on June 13th.

Beginning at 8:00pm, SciFi will air a behind-the-scenes special entitled "Stargate the Lowdown."

The two-part season premiere follows at 9:00pm with back-to-back episodes "Fallen" and "Homecoming."



THE WAYNE BRADY SHOW
May 19, 2003

RDA In anticipation of the debut of season seven of Stargate SG-1, Richard paid a visit to Wayne Brady in Los Angeles.

His guest appearance is scheduled to air May 19, 2003.

The Wayne Brady Show is syndicated across the US. Check local listings for time and channel.


SHREK 4-D PREMIERE
May 10, 2003

RDA and Wylie Richard and his daughter Wylie were among the guests at Universal Studios in Hollywood to celebrate the premiere of the new "Shrek 4-D" attraction.

The multi-sensory state-of-the-art attraction based on the movie "Shrek" was unveiled at a gala premiere for celebrity guests.

The event was a fundraiser for the Children's Action Network.


NHL PLAYOFFS
April 25, 2003

RDA As a Minnesota native living part of the year in Vancouver, Richard had divided loyalties as the Minnesota Wild faced the Vancouver Canucks in the NHL playoffs. He spoke to the "Vancouver Sun" about his love of the sport and his support of both teams as he modeled a composite hockey jersey that the Stargate wardrobe department had made especially for him.

Click here to read the article.


SATURN AWARD NOMINATIONS
March 3, 2003

SG-1 On March 3, 2003, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films announced its nominees for the 29th annual Saturn Awards. Stargate SG-1 received a nomination for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, and Richard Dean Anderson was also recognized for excellence as Best Actor in a Television Series. The Saturn Awards will be presented at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles on May 18, 2003.

Click here to visit the official website of the Saturn Awards.


SEASON 7 BEGINS PRODUCTION
February 17, 2003

O'Neill On February 17, 2003, Richard Dean Anderson and the cast and crew of Stargate SG-1 returned to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin filming the seventh season of the series.

The new season is expected to begin airing in June in the US.



SQUAW VALLEY INVITATIONAL
January 9-12, 2003

Squaw Valley In January, Richard returned to the Celebrity Sports Invitational, held again this year at the Resort at Squaw Creek, California. Richard participated in the Broomball Competition, and scored at least one goal, helping his Team Paul Mitchell to victory over Team Red Robin by a score of 7 to 4. An excellent skier, he also participated in the Alpine Race, earning a time of 20:07, and leading his Team Mouton Cadet to a first place victory.

The Celebrity Invitational was hosted by Robert Kennedy, Jr. in support of his Waterkeeper Alliance. Over a half million dollars was raised to help protect and restore waterways around the world.

Click here for pictures from the event.


SEASON SEVEN RENEWAL
November 7, 2002

SG-1 Team After months of negotiations and speculation, the Sci Fi Channel announced that it had renewed Stargate SG-1 for a seventh season. According to the press release, "Sci Fi ordered 22 new episodes from MGM. Richard Dean Anderson will stay in his role as both the series' star and executive producer.

Production on the new season is slated to begin in Vancouver, B.C., early next year, for a summer 2003 launch. The remaining original sixth-season episodes will resume on Sci Fi in January 2003." Sci Fi president Bonnie Hammer said in a statement, "Clearly the show has done phenomenally well for Sci Fi, both with original and acquired episodes, and we look forward to another record-breaking year."


YOUNG MACGYVER TV SERIES
October 17, 2002

MacGyver Following the news of a proposed MacGyver feature film from New Line Cinema, it was announced that Paramount Network Television and the WB Network have entered into an agreement to also bring MacGyver back to television. The proposed series is tentatively titled "Young MacGyver" and will be produced by former MacGyver executive producers Henry Winkler, Stephen Downing, and John Rich.

According to reports in the trades, "Young MacGyver centers on the adventures of MacGyver's nephew, who is brought into the fold of Phoenix Foundation, a 'think tank' dedicated to righting wrongs and defeating bad guys throughout the world." It is possible that Richard may be called upon for a cameo appearance in the new project. In a separate statement, Stephen Downing said, "We want a new show, with a new star, but we want the show and the star to resonate the DNA of the original. I promise you that we will do everything in our power to bring you a great show that sings with the stuff of the original. Let the fans know that."


VICKI GABEREAU
October 4, 2002

RDA As filming for the sixth season of Stargate SG-1 comes to an end, Richard is scheduled to make a return visit to Vicki Gabereau, a Vancouver-based talk show that airs across Canada.

Richard's appearance is scheduled for October 4, 2002. Check local listings for time and channel.



STARGATE SG-1 HIATUS BEGINS
October 1, 2002

RDA Production of the sixth season of Stargate SG-1 wrapped on September 30th, followed by the wrap party the next day, and the beginning of hiatus for the cast and crew.

Although things look promising for a seventh season, there has been no official word yet as to whether the series will return for another year. Negotiations with MGM and SciFi continue.

Richard's plans for the hiatus include packing up his Vancouver home and returning to Los Angeles, plenty of skiing, and a possible rafting trip to Chile in November.


MACGYVER FEATURE FILM
August 23, 2002

MacGyver News hit the trade papers that a movie version of MacGyver is in the works, although Richard's involvement with the project is as yet unclear. A press release in the Hollywood Reporter stated, "On Friday, the creator of the Paramount Television series, Lee Zlotoff, closed a seven-figure deal with New Line Cinema to write, direct and produce a feature film based on MacGyver, the ABC series that aired from 1985-92. There is no script yet and no deal for Anderson to return to his roots as the hero that could turn everyday objects into such tools as flame throwers and explosives to help get out of a jam while never using a gun. Sources said that while Anderson may be written into the script in a supporting or cameo role, the Angus MacGyver character will be a younger role."


LIGHTSPEED AUTOGRAPH SESSION
July 16, 2002

Lithograph Lightspeed Fine Art has commissioned a lithograph of the original Stargate cast, done by artist Keith Paul. These numbered limited edition posters are autographed by the cast members and made available as unique collectibles. At the SG-1 studio, Richard and the rest of the cast took a break from filming to add their signatures to the posters.

Click here for information about purchasing these lithographs.


PARAMOUNT'S 90th ANNIVERSARY
July 14, 2002

RDA Paramount Pictures celebrated its 90th anniversary by inviting 90 of its biggest stars to attend a huge anniversary party at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.

Richard attended as one of Paramount's 90 stars, and he was accompanied by Dana Delany for the event.



ICE CREAM WITH WYLIE
June, 2002

RDA and Wylie Richard continues to return home from Vancouver to Los Angeles each weekend to be with his three year old daughter Wylie.

Occasionally he and Wylie can be seen around town enjoying some down time, and maybe some ice cream.



THE SCREEN SAVERS ON TECH TV
June 11, 2002

RDA Martin Sargent of "The Screen Savers" on TechTV visited Richard on the set of Stargate SG-1 to talk about his series and his familiarity (or unfamiliarity) with computers and technology.

The interview was taped on May 9th and posted in its entirety on the web. An edited version aired on TV on June 11th.

Click here for a complete transcript of the interview.


SG-1 SEASON SIX DEBUTS
June 7, 2002

SG-1 Stargate SG-1 has found a new home on the SciFi Channel for its sixth season, and in preparation for the new season's debut, SciFi began promoting the series with a collection of new publicity photos and a new website. Click here to visit Stargate on the SciFi site.

The new sixth season episodes begin airing in the US on June 7th.



LIVE WITH REGIS AND KELLY
June 7, 2002

RDA Richard made a brief visit to New York City to appear as a guest on the Regis and Kelly morning talk show. The show was taped on June 6th to air the following day, and to promote the debut of the sixth season of Stargate SG-1 on the SciFi channel.

Richard talked about the new season of Stargate as well as his recent trips to Chile and Tibet as part of his River Project.

Click here for a complete transcript and pictures of the interview.


LYCOS LIVE ONLINE CHAT
May 22, 2002

RDA and Amanda On May 22, Lycos Live Events held a live online chat with Richard Dean Anderson and Amanda Tapping. Taking a break during filming, and speaking by phone from a dressing trailer on the set, their comments were being typed for the online fans. The format allowed fans from around the world to submit questions, and topics of discussion during the very playful chat included the characters of O'Neill and Carter, upcoming episodes for season six, and Richard and Amanda's relationships with their fans and with the internet.

Click here for a complete transcript of the chat.


LEO AWARD NOMINATIONS
April, 2002

SG-1 In April, the nominations for the fourth annual Leo Awards, recognizing excellence in film and television in British Columbia, were announced. Richard was recognized with a nomination as one of the producers of Stargate SG-1 in the category of Best Dramatic Series. Stargate received several additional nominations in other categories including a nod for Amanda Tapping in the Lead Actress category.

The Leo Awards will be presented on May 11th in a ceremony at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver.

Click here for more information about the Leo Awards.


SATURN AWARD NOMINATIONS
March 15, 2002

RDA On March 15, 2002, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films announced its nominees for the 28th annual Saturn Awards. Stargate SG-1 received a nomination for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series. Also recognized for excellence were Richard Dean Anderson for Best Actor in a Television Series, as well as Amanda Tapping for Best Supporting Actress, and Christopher Judge for Best Supporting Actor.

The Saturn Awards will be presented in Los Angeles in June.

Click here for more information about the Saturn Awards.


MINUTEPASS COMMERCIAL
February, 2002

MinutePass Commercial Richard is appearing as a spokesperson for MinutePass, a prepaid calling card offered through Telecom USA.

The first commercial appeared last November, and a second commercial began airing in February. In this commercial, Richard walks through various sets to demonstrate the advantages of prepaid minutes when calling away from home.

Click here for information about MinutePass.

Click here to view the MinutePass commercials.


SEASON 6 BEGINS PRODUCTION
February 18, 2002

O'Neill On February 18, 2002, Richard Dean Anderson and the cast and crew of Stargate SG-1 returned to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin filming the sixth season of the series.

The new season will be moving to a new home on the SciFi channel and is expected to begin airing in June in the US.



BIRTHDAY WEBSITE AND MESSAGE
January 23, 2002

RDA For Richard's 52nd birthday, fans from all around the world created a special website to send greetings and good wishes, and they also arranged to have a star named in his honor in the International Star Registry.

When Richard visited the site, he sent a message of thanks to his many fans.

Click here to visit the birthday website, and here to read Richard's reply.


ABYDOS AUTOGRAPH SIGNING
January, 2002

Beware Abydos The lithograph "Beware Abydos," by Simon Thorpe, was created as a unique Stargate collectible.

During his winter hiatus at home, Richard added his signature to those of the other SG-1 cast members for these numbered limited edition items.

Click here for additional pictures.


SPORTS INVITATIONAL AT BANFF
January 3-6, 2002

Banff

In January, Richard returned to the Celebrity Sports Invitational, this year held in Banff, Alberta. Richard participated in the Target Golf Shoot-out and managed to become a target himself when he was hit by an errant golf ball. A better skier than golfer, Richard was paired in the Dual Giant Slalom against former World Cup star Klaus Von Heidegger. Although he did not win that heat, he beamed, "This was an honor!" as Klaus congratulated him, "You did great!" His Team Mouton Cadet did go on to win the event.

The Celebrity Invitational was hosted by Robert Kennedy, Jr. in support of his Water Keeper Alliance. More than $600,000 was raised to help protect and restore rivers around the world.

Click here for pictures from the event.


MINUTEPASS COMMERCIAL
November, 2001

MinutePass Commercial Richard is appearing in a commercial as a spokesperson for MinutePass, a prepaid calling card offered through Telecom USA.

In the commercial, Richard describes the advantages of prepaid minutes when calling away from home, as the other actors fade from black and white to color whenever they use the calling card.

Click here for information about MinutePass.com as well as the charities that it supports.

Click here to view the MinutePass commercial.


VICKI GABEREAU
October 12, 2001

RDA on Vicki Gabereau Richard appeared as a guest on "Vicki Gabereau," the Vancouver-based talk show that was taped on October 10th and aired on the 12th. Richard talked about his daughter Wylie, his role on Stargate SG-1 and his documentary River Project that he is looking forward to after the series ends, as well as his recent visits to Tibet and Chile, and he shared some of the photographs he had taken on those trips.

Click here for a complete transcript of the interview, with pictures.


STARGATE's 100th EPISODE PARTY
September 6, 2001

RDA On September 6th, MGM threw a huge party at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver to celebrate the airing of the 100th episode of Stargate SG-1, "Wormhole X-treme." Cast and crew of the series attended the party, as well as many guest stars who have appeared on the show. The party kept to a Stargate theme with costumes, ice sculptures, dancing, and videos including "Stairway to a Dream," a tribute to the 100th episode. Richard and some of the guests gave speeches reflecting on the series' past and future.

Click here for some pictures from the event.


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
September 4, 2001

Hollywood Reporter The Hollywood Reporter published a special issue saluting the 100th episode of Stargate SG-1.

The magazine's publicity states, "We'll take a look at the show's stars, Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis and Teryl Rothery, as well as the production team and visual effects artists who all join forces to create this stellar product. Join us as we congratulate everyone involved in 'SG-1' on this milestone."


SEASON SIX RENEWAL
August 14, 2001

SG-1 Team The long awaited announcement came on August 14th that MGM and the Sci-Fi Channel had reached a deal to continue Stargate SG-1 into a sixth season.

The press release stated, "The Sci-Fi Channel has completed a deal with MGM Television to produce 22 all new original episodes of the award-winning series Stargate SG-1. The series, which stars Richard Dean Anderson, will debut in its sixth season exclusively on Sci-Fi in June 2002. Production on the new season of Stargate SG-1 is slated to begin in January 2002 in Vancouver. The series is also slated to air on Sci-Fi as a weekday strip, beginning with season one, in fourth quarter 2002 as part of a 1998 deal with MGM."


RTL II LIVE ONLINE CHAT
June 4, 2001

O'Neill The German channel RTL II celebrated the return of the new season of Stargate SG-1 to its lineup with a live online chat with Richard Dean Anderson on June 4, 2001.

During the one-hour chat, Richard answered questions submitted by fans on topics including his work on Stargate SG-1 and with environmental causes.

Click here for a complete transcript of the chat.


SATURN AWARD NOMINATIONS
April 4, 2001

SG-1

On April 4, 2001, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films announced its nominees for the 27th annual Saturn Awards.

Stargate SG-1 received a nomination for Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series. Also singled out for recognition were Richard Dean Anderson for Best Actor on Television, as well as Amanda Tapping for Best Supporting Actress on Television, and Michael Shanks for Best Supporting Actor on Television. The Saturn Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on June 12th.

Click here for more information about the Saturn Awards.


SEASON 5 BEGINS PRODUCTION
February 20, 2001

SG-1 On February 20, 2001, Richard Dean Anderson and the cast and crew of Stargate SG-1 returned to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin filming the fifth season of the series.

The new season is expected to begin airing in late June on Showtime in the US.



ENVIRONMENTAL MESSAGE
January 14, 2001

RDA During his hiatus, Richard has been enjoying the outdoors by skiing, river rafting, and scuba diving. He took a moment from his holiday to check in with his office, and to share his continued passion for the environment.

Millions of acres of woodland forests and waters in the US have been designated as protected. Richard encouraged people to register their support for these protected areas by contacting the White House and their state and local government officials, to voice their concern for the environment and to urge that these wilderness areas remain protected from industry.

The White House can be contacted directly through the official website, or by mail, email, phone, or fax.

Address:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20500

Phone:
Voice: (202) 456-1414
TTY/TDD: (202) 456-6213
Fax: (202) 456-2461

Email:
president@whitehouse.gov
vice.president@whitehouse.gov

Associated Websites:
The White House
National Wildlife Federation
Thomas / Library of Congress


SQUAW VALLEY INVITATIONAL
January 6-7, 2001

Squaw Valley In January, Richard and his family attended the Celebrity Sports Invitational at Squaw Valley, California. An excellent skier, Richard won both of his giant slalom events against Christopher Lawford and Bobby Kennedy, and he participated in a game of broomball, playing in goal, and leading his team to victory despite daughter Wylie's concern for her daddy's safety.

The event was hosted by Robert Kennedy, Jr. in support of his WaterKeeper Alliance. More than $700,000 was raised to help protect and restore the rivers and wetlands of North America.

Click here for pictures from the event.


HALLOWEEN PARTY
October, 2000

RDA and Family Dressed in costume, Richard, Apryl, and Wylie attended a Halloween party in Malibu. The party, a charity event, helped to raise awareness and money for the Children Affected By AIDS Foundation.



VICKI GABEREAU
October 27, 2000

RDA on Vicki Gabereau Richard appeared as a guest with Vicki Gabereau, the Vancouver-based talk show that was taped on October 20th, and aired on the 27th. The discussion included growing up, Stargate SG-1, his recent excursion to Headwall Canyon, and his daughter Wylie, as well as a demonstration of juggling, and the addition of Brad Wright for part of the interview.

Click here for a complete transcript of the interview, with pictures.


LYCOS LIVE ONLINE CHAT
October 23, 2000

RDA As the fourth season of Stargate SG-1 wrapped production, Richard Dean Anderson participated in a live online chat on Lycos.

Participants were able to submit questions in advance, and in addition to insight into SG-1, the discussion included hockey, music, and Richard's recent exploration of Headwall Canyon.

Click here for a complete transcript of the chat.


STARGATE SG-1 HIATUS BEGINS
October 21, 2000

Jack O'Neill Production of the fourth season of Stargate SG-1 wrapped on October 20th, and Richard and the cast and crew began their hiatus until production for the fifth season begins in February.

Richard's plans for the hiatus include skiing in Colorado, diving off the Galapagos Islands, and river rafting in Chile.



NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPLORER
October 15, 2000

National Geographic In July, Richard joined Robert Kennedy Jr. in an exploration of the wilderness of British Columbia's Headwall Canyon. The 7-day excursion was filmed as part of the "National Geographic Explorer" series.

Richard and Robert Kennedy attended a reception in Vancouver to promote the special, which draws attention to the need for responsible eco-management of the environment. The episode, entitled "Battle for Paradise," aired on CNBC cable on October 15th.

Click here for video captures from the special.


GENERAL RYAN VISITS SG-1
September, 2000

RDA and General Ryan Air Force Chief of Staff General Michael E. Ryan visited the set of Stargate SG-1 in September during the shooting of the episode "Prodigy". He shot a small cameo, appearing as himself in the episode.

The General agreed to shoot the cameo because he is a lifelong fan of science fiction, saying, "The ideas that come out of science fiction are often more science than fiction." The episode will air in February.



GREG MOORE FOUNDATION
August 31, 2000

RDA On August 31, celebrities from the worlds of entertainment and racing joined together at the Gotham Steakhouse in Vancouver for a gala party and auction to raise money for the Greg Moore Foundation.

Greg was a promising Canadian racing driver when he was killed in a crash during a race at Fontana, California on October 31, 1999 at the age of 24. The foundation in his name was formed to honor his memory and accomplishments, and to support the charitable works that he had supported, including medical research and scholarships.

During the gala auction, Richard bid on and won one of Greg's racing helmets, donating $57,000 to the Foundation.


TV GUIDE HOLLYWOOD GRAPEVINE
July 1, 2000

Jack O'Neill A brief mention of Richard Dean Anderson appeared in Mark Schwed's "Hollywood Grapevine" column of the July 1st issue of TV Guide:

Life is beautiful for Richard Dean Anderson. His 1980s ABC series MacGyver is still going strong in syndication, he's shooting his fourth season of Stargate SG-1 for Showtime, and syndicated repeats of SG-1 are occasionally beating out such faves as V.I.P. and Xena:Warrior Princess. "It's inane competition," Anderson says. "I'm not a fan of that [campy action] genre." But that has nothing to do with his happy state of mind. "What makes things so good right now is I've got a baby, Wylie, who turns 2 in August," he says. "She makes everything worth it. In fact, I just got back from the park. We discovered ducks and pigeons, and we slopped around in the mud for two hours. She's altered my life in the most positive way imaginable."


STARGATE SG-1 PROMO AD
June 30, 2000

Promo Ad To promote the fourth season of Stargate SG-1, several major magazines, including TV Guide, People, US, and Entertainment Weekly, ran a promotional photo during the week of June 26-30.

The ad showed Richard Dean Anderson, surrounded by the stars of other Showtime series, waiting for 10pm, when their new episodes would debut.



TV GUIDE ONLINE LIVE CHAT
June 29, 2000

Jack O'Neill The night before the premiere of the fourth season of Stargate SG-1 on Showtime, Richard Dean Anderson participated in a live online chat hosted by TV Guide Online Live and AOL. Participants were able to submit questions to be asked, and questions ranged from SG-1 to his family to his love of dogs.

Click here for a complete transcript of the chat.



KURT RUSSELL VISITS SG-1
April 28, 2000

RDA and Kurt Russell Kurt Russell, who was the original Jack O'Neil in the 1994 StarGate movie, was in Vancouver filming his latest project, "3000 Miles to Graceland," in which he plays an Elvis impersonator. Dressed as Elvis, he stopped by the SG-1 set on April 28th for a visit that aired briefly on National Enquirer TV on May 15th.

Said Kurt of the new Stargate prop, "Yours is better, I think. I don't think ours was quite as cool." About their guest, Richard commented to Sean Fitzgibbons, who was also visiting the set, "He's got the strongest hair I've ever seen. Did you notice that? Strong hair. It was all his, and it just... Who can do that??"

Click here for pictures from the visit.


THE MARTIN SHORT SHOW
March 27, 2000

RDA Richard appeared as a guest on The Martin Short Show which aired on March 27th. He spoke about Stargate as well as turning fifty, his injuries, his early life and career as a mime, and the importance of his family, who accompanied him to the taping.

Click here for a complete transcript of the interview, with pictures.



SATURN AWARD NOMINATIONS
March 15, 2000

O'Neill and Carter On March 15, 2000, The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Films announced its nominees for the 26th annual Saturn Awards.

Richard Dean Anderson received a nomination for Best Actor on Television, as well as Amanda Tapping for Best Supporting Actress on Television, and the series itself, Stargate SG-1, was nominated for Best Syndicated Television Series in the science fiction genre. The Saturn Awards will be presented in June in Los Angeles.

Click here for more information about the Saturn Awards.


SEASON 4 BEGINS PRODUCTION
February 21, 2000

Jack O'Neill On February 21, 2000, Richard Dean Anderson and the cast and crew of Stargate SG-1 returned to Vancouver, British Columbia to begin filming the fourth season of the series.

The new season will begin airing in late June on Showtime in the US.



NATPE CONVENTION
January 24-27, 2000

RDA at NATPE Richard made an appearance at the annual convention of the National Association of Television Programming Executives in New Orleans at the end of January.

The convention is an opportunity for television executives to meet with program stars and distributors in order to make purchasing decisions for the upcoming year. Richard was there to promote Stargate SG-1.



BIRTHDAY WEBSITE AND MESSAGE
January 23, 2000

RDA For Richard's 50th birthday, fans from all around the world created a special website to send birthday greetings and good wishes. When Richard visited the site, he sent a message of thanks to his many fans.

Click here to visit the birthday website.

Click here to read Richard's reply.


THE DONNY AND MARIE SHOW
January 10, 2000

RDA on Donny and Marie Richard made an appearance on the Donny and Marie talk show while in Los Angeles. The show was taped on December 14, 1999 to air the following month.

Richard talked about Stargate SG-1, growing up in the seventies and turning 50, Twinkies, skiing, parenthood, and he proudly showed two new pictures of daughter Wylie.

Click here for some pictures from the interview.


VAIL SPORTS INVITATIONAL
January 8-10, 2000

RDA and Wylie at Vail Richard enjoyed two weeks of skiing with his family in Vail, Colorado at the beginning of the year. While there, he joined many other celebrities at the Vail 2000 Sports Invitational.

The charity event, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., founder of the Waterkeeper Alliance, raised a half million dollars to protect the environment. During the competition, Richard participated in the downhill skiing events, and he won the Men's Downhill Slalom with a time of 19.96 seconds. The weekend also saw the grand opening of Blue Sky Basin, and Richard was among the celebrities on hand to christen the new skiing area. He said of the resort's newest addition, "A little bit of heaven here. The skiing couldn't be any better. And I couldn't look any dorkier, could I?"

Click here for some pictures of the event.