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GateWorld
February 6th, 2005, 06:36 PM
<DIV ALIGN=CENTER><TABLE WIDTH=420 CELLPADDING=0 CELLSPACING=0 BORDER=0><TR><TD><DIV ALIGN=LEFT><FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE=2 COLOR="#000000"><A HREF="http://www.gateworld.net/articles/interviews/francks01.shtml"><IMG SRC="http://www.gateworld.net/articles/interviews/graphics/francks_m.jpg" WIDTH=90 HEIGHT=104 ALIGN=RIGHT BORDER=0 HSPACE=8 VSPACE=3></A><FONT SIZE=1 COLOR="#666666">INTERVIEW:</FONT><BR><FONT SIZE=4><A HREF="http://www.gateworld.net/articles/interviews/francks01.shtml" STYLE="text-decoration: none">FORD TOUGH</A></FONT>
<FONT SIZE=2><I>GateWorld talks with Rainbow Sun Francks</I></FONT>
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<I>Stargate Atlantis</I>'s Lieutenant Aiden Ford talks with GateWorld about his first convention experiences, what's to come for his character, and how much he loves going to work each day.

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ShadowMaat
February 6th, 2005, 06:48 PM
Awww.... he sounds like such a sweetheart! "I'm gonna go fall down now." *sniffle* ;) I wonder if he knew that Ford was gonna get demoted to recurring status or that particular fact didn't come up until later.

I may have to add him to my "Want to Meet" list. ;)

Gonna have to keep an eye out for his music, too. :D

Erik Pasternak
February 6th, 2005, 07:27 PM
Hi Rainbow! (Well, he said he lurks :D). Great interview Lynley Oram and Feli. Thanks!

D.C.
February 6th, 2005, 07:39 PM
Nice interview. Sort of sad that he's so enthusiastic in the interview only to become recurring, but maybe he already knew that. Either way big things are happening to Ford in Season Two, which will still make him part of the 'mythology'. :)

Desala
February 6th, 2005, 10:37 PM
I liked that interview. Rainbow is such a sweetie. He has a good sense of humor. I can't wait for Season 2 now, even though he's going to be recurring.

Hi Rainbow! Love ya! :)

emily_reich
February 6th, 2005, 11:46 PM
he seems like a really nice guy... :) definately a sweetie :) i hope he goes to gatecon cuz i'd love to be able to meet him...he seems very friendly!!! :) :)

so if anyone's listening out there: send him to GATECON 2005!!! :) :p

GateGipsy
February 7th, 2005, 02:34 AM
Well it seemed like they'd already discussed Season 2 with him, and he was really enthusiastic about that, so if it is all OK with Rainbow then I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with his character in the next season.

emily_reich
February 7th, 2005, 02:47 AM
personally i'm intrigued by what i've heard of ford's role for next season, and can't wait... actually sounds like he might make his way into my fave characters list next season!! i think it's interesting that they're making him recurring, as itll add (i think) a different dynamic and make him interesting in different ways :)

like i said, can't wait for season 2!!! (ok, let's get through this season now!! :D)

Shep'sSocks
February 7th, 2005, 02:47 AM
I'm wondering if the exhaustion he mentions in the Lowdown and the music stuff he mentions here are the reasons for Ford being recurring?

emily_reich
February 7th, 2005, 02:56 AM
i'm pretty sure they're all plot-based

Wass
February 7th, 2005, 03:02 AM
Do you think Ford will become a recurring character only fro season 2 and return full time in season 3.

Great interview by the way but he was not giving to much away.

Feli
February 7th, 2005, 04:32 AM
I may have to add him to my "Want to Meet" list. ;)

Definitely do that! He was one of the most genuinely nice actors I've ever met in Stargate fandom.

ETA: and I'm not only saying that because Rainbow lurks here from time to time... ;)

GateGipsy
February 7th, 2005, 05:38 AM
LOL I've got to second that. There is something really genuine about the guy, and I think he works at keeping himself that way too. I felt exhausted though just hearing about all the things that he has already done, and is doing, in his life. Not to mention feeling like a major underachiever!

DownFallAngel
February 7th, 2005, 05:53 AM
Why does everyone think that once they have something good going, they should put out a record or start a clothing line!?

This guy is way funny. Maybe instead of an alubm, he should do standup or some form of comedy? That would be awesome. I still want an avatar of him dancing for Joe.

RSF: Hey Joe look!
(starts dancing)
Joe: WOW!

ShadowMaat
February 7th, 2005, 05:58 AM
I could be wrong, but I think his band predates his role on Atlantis, which means it's the acting that's getting in the way of his music career. ;)

If I could find screencaps, I could have a lot of fun with that whole Lowdown. RSF dancing, gratuitous butt shot of David Hewlett, Joe on his cell AGAIN... ;)

GateGipsy
February 7th, 2005, 06:34 AM
As Shadow pointed out, Rainbow has been doing the music thing for a long time now, even before he was an actor or a video DJ.

strivaria
February 7th, 2005, 09:28 AM
Well it seemed like they'd already discussed Season 2 with him, and he was really enthusiastic about that, so if it is all OK with Rainbow then I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with his character in the next season.

That was one of the things I'd been worried about... that the recurring status wasn't a good thing for him. However, if he's good with it, then great! I'll be looking forward to seeing how his character develops... um, not that I wasn't already.

By the way, the interview seems to have gone missing. It's not on the GW front page nor in the interviews section and clicking on the link in the first post here gets me a file not found error.

ShadowMaat
February 7th, 2005, 10:05 AM
Works for me. Gateworld and the Forums are still experiencing occasional hiccups and spot outages. Wait a couple minutes and try again. ;)

DownFallAngel
February 7th, 2005, 10:26 AM
Works for me. Gateworld and the Forums are still experiencing occasional hiccups and spot outages. Wait a couple minutes and try again. ;)

2:30 and it still works. http://gateworld.net/articles/interviews/francks01.shtml

Also, Built Ford Tough?

ShadowMaat
February 7th, 2005, 10:48 AM
David likes to think he's clever. :P Or was Darren responsible for this one? I know Feli and Lynley aren't responsible. ;)

strivaria
February 7th, 2005, 10:50 AM
Nope, still not working for me. Guess I'll have to wait til I get back to my own computer to see it... or do the work productivity zapping thing and check the link every 15 mintues until it's time to go home or it shows up. :)


ETA: Whadda ya know, 30 minutes later... there it was. Great interview! :)

Ugly Pig
February 7th, 2005, 11:05 AM
Do you think Ford will become a recurring character only fro season 2 and return full time in season 3.
He'd better.

Feli
February 7th, 2005, 12:58 PM
David likes to think he's clever. :P Or was Darren responsible for this one? I know Feli and Lynley aren't responsible. ;)

And what makes you so sure about that? :cool:

Elite Anubis Guard
February 7th, 2005, 01:12 PM
he sounds like a great guy, id love to meet him!

ShadowMaat
February 7th, 2005, 01:16 PM
And what makes you so sure about that? :cool:
Well, if you want me to lower my opinion of you... :P

I just hope Ford doesn't get shafted again next season. I know RSF is looking forward to things (in whatever context he understood at the time of the interview) but I have a very bad feeling about things... :(

Major Tyler
February 7th, 2005, 01:48 PM
Rainbow seems like a really cool dude. He definately seems like someone I'd like to have as a friend.

Hey Bow, if you're ever in the Cheney area just let me know and we'll hang. :cool:

Shipperahoy
February 7th, 2005, 01:55 PM
Hmmmm.....it feels like there's something missing from this interview. What do you think Feli (spelled F-E-L-I). :p

Madeleine
February 7th, 2005, 01:58 PM
... and pronounced feely

:: runs away ::

woman22980
February 7th, 2005, 04:34 PM
I think it's so depressing that TPTB are moving him into a recurring role instead of full time. Of almost anyone on the cast I think Ford should be a full time role, more than Beckett for sure (I like Beckett ok but his character is too much like Scotty and Bones mooshed into one body for my tastes.) More than that I just don't understand the motivation for it. To my mind Ford is the character most people in the target audience could relate to. He's a normal guy who loves the adventures he gets to go on, and we fans enjoy the exact same thing. (Not to mention he's like uber hot... Definitely need more Ford and less Beckett for that reason alone... :D )

I'm just hoping that whatever happens in season 2 doesn't ruin Ford's chances (plotwise) of becoming a full time role again. I'm going to have to look and find a RSF fan club and start campaigning for more Ford! It worked for MS after all... :)

Matt G
February 7th, 2005, 04:59 PM
OI OI Bow! :)

Nice interview G and Feli!

ShadowMaat
February 7th, 2005, 05:06 PM
The problem with Beckett is that the writers overplay the Trek thing. THEY think they're being cute. I think it gets annoying after a while. ;) Hopefully, with Beckett as main cast, they'll cut back on the "I'm a doctor, not a pilot" garbage.

Ford... *sigh* I've already waxed bitter about Ford and TPTB's lack of utilizing him a number of times. Don't want to sound like a broken record. :D

Darren
February 7th, 2005, 05:50 PM
David likes to think he's clever. :P Or was Darren responsible for this one? I know Feli and Lynley aren't responsible. ;)
I'll take credit for that one. (Considering the recent cast news, headlines like "Over the Rainbow" or "Rainbow's End" didn't seem appropriate. :( )

DownFallAngel
February 7th, 2005, 06:08 PM
I'll take credit for that one. (Considering the recent cast news, headlines like "Over the Rainbow" or "Rainbow's End" didn't seem appropriate. :( )

So 'At The End Of The Rainbow' is out now!?

BlueSparks
February 7th, 2005, 06:09 PM
That was a great interview. Rainbow sounds so excited, it is ashame he's going to be recurring next season. He is such a gifted actor and song writter. Perhaps in season 3, TPTB will abide by our demands and bring him back as a regular cast member.

Ford Rules!

emily_reich
February 7th, 2005, 06:24 PM
somehow, from the spoilers i've read, it sounds like they already plan to make him recurring for JUST season 2 to help serve the plot, and then he'll be a regular again after that... :)

kadosho
February 7th, 2005, 08:21 PM
Pretty cool interview. Plus Rainbow plays his character really well.
Fun to know that they share some similarities. Wonder what might be ahead for the character.

But hey its not just that, nah. Its gonna be pretty cool to hear what his band has to offer music fans soon too. Hope he gets a chance to give us info on how that project is goin so far.

:cool:

Feli
February 8th, 2005, 03:47 AM
Hmmmm.....it feels like there's something missing from this interview. What do you think Feli (spelled F-E-L-I). :p

*stares Shipper down with her most menacing glare*

Alright, it's payback time! And I'll make sure to let Gipsy know who brought this on her... :p

To All:
Rainbow had already told me before the interview that he knows GW and occasionally lurks here on the forum. Towards the end of the interview Gipsy asked him if he posts here, too, and under which user name. She finished with pointing at me and saying "And oh, btw, she's Feli on the forum". Of course I waited for her to give him her own nick as well - but that information never came forth.

So, Rainbow, if you read this: it's Gategipsy!

G - A - T - E - G - I - P - S - Y

Feli
February 8th, 2005, 03:49 AM
... and pronounced feely

:: runs away ::

*sings*

You can run but you can't hide...

SEREN LWCH (MAL)
February 8th, 2005, 07:46 AM
*stares Shipper down with her most menacing glare*

Alright, it's payback time! And I'll make sure to let Gipsy know who brought this on her... :p

To All:
Rainbow had already told me before the interview that he knows GW and occasionally lurks here on the forum. Towards the end of the interview Gipsy asked him if he posts here, too, and under which user name. She finished with pointing at me and saying "And oh, btw, she's Feli on the forum". Of course I waited for her to give him her own nick as well - but that information never came forth.

So, Rainbow, if you read this: it's Gategipsy!

G - A - T - E - G - I - P - S - Y

You guys are great at doing these interviews. And I bet you had fun with Rainbow. **fingers crossed** i get to meet him sometime. LOL maybe the L3 convention?

Feli
February 8th, 2005, 12:22 PM
You guys are great at doing these interviews. And I bet you had fun with Rainbow. **fingers crossed** i get to meet him sometime. LOL maybe the L3 convention?

We can always hope. I'm sure L3 have a surprise or two up their sleeves. :)

GateGipsy
February 9th, 2005, 02:38 AM
hee hee Feli, I can't resist the odd wind up. Next time you'll be a bit more on the ball I think ...

Feli
February 9th, 2005, 03:13 AM
hee hee Feli, I can't resist the odd wind up. Next time you'll be a bit more on the ball I think ...

Now why does 'ball' remind me of your other prank...? :p

I'll have my revenge eventually, better be prepared!

alz0rz
February 10th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Beware he who lurks! :p

SEREN LWCH (MAL)
February 13th, 2005, 01:09 AM
Now why does 'ball' remind me of your other prank...? :p

I'll have my revenge eventually, better be prepared!

Now that sounds intresting! :D What did she get up to??

Feli
February 13th, 2005, 05:53 AM
Now that sounds intresting! :D What did she get up to??

Nothing I'm prepared to disclose here. But I'll tell you next time we meet.

SEREN LWCH (MAL)
February 13th, 2005, 11:42 PM
Nothing I'm prepared to disclose here. But I'll tell you next time we meet.

thats fine :D

Major Tyler
October 9th, 2005, 03:19 PM
This was such a great interview! :D Any chance we'll be hearing more from Rainbow?

David
October 13th, 2005, 02:24 PM
Rainbow can regularly be found on his blog in the main part of the Web site, but I'm working with him right now to try and cross paths in my late October flight to L.A.

Major Tyler
October 13th, 2005, 06:01 PM
Rainbow can regularly be found on his blog in the main part of the Web site, but I'm working with him right now to try and cross paths in my late October flight to L.A.Awesome! I look forward to it! :)

David
October 14th, 2005, 08:35 PM
Though be warned most, if not all of this footage will be saved for my film. But I'll see what I can do.

Major Tyler
October 14th, 2005, 10:31 PM
Though be warned most, if not all of this footage will be saved for my film. But I'll see what I can do.If I have to wait until you are done with your film to see the footage I can live with that. :)