Ryan Robbins Interview
By: Linda Craddock
Date: December 20, 2006
Source: The SciFi World
Note: This is a snippet of an interview with RYAN ROBBINS where he mentions AARON DOUGLAS / CHIEF TYROL. To read the full interview, click HERE.
“Battlestar Galactica” is one of the most popular sci-fi series on television. Tell us a little about the chemistry among cast/crew members.
Gladly, I’ll tell you it is such a great show to work on, its just such a great atmosphere. You know, I’ve never been on a show where the actors care so much about the show and the characters and the dynamics between everybody is really amazing. You know when we get scripts everybody is eager to read the script to find out what’s going on, not just with their own character but they want to find out what’s going on with everybody else, its really fun. Scripts come and people are reading scripts “Oh my God, can you believe this is really happening”, this is really crazy. Everybody talks about it, everybody has a lot of input and really, really cares about it, the cast and the crew. The attention to details and the caring that goes on is incredible. And it’s, you know Edward James Oleos, I unfortunately don’t get a chance to work directly with him, but I do get to know him and I see him a lot at work and he is such a great guy, he is like the father figure to everyone, he legitimately care for everybody as does Mary as does the entire cast. A lot of cast has become close friends, you know. A lot of children have been born in the last few seasons. People actually hang out. You know you got to a lot of shows where cast members don’t hang out afterwards, they’re just kinda of happy to get rid of each other.
Yes, I’ve heard.
But on Battlestar Galactica, Aaron Douglas is one of my close, close friends and has been since before the show, Jamie Bamber, our daughters are close in age so they spend time together and James Callis’ children is close the age of my child and we have all gotten to know each other quite well. I’m just happy to be a part of it even at the level of a supporting role, you know. I am just actually, I’m going to meet Michael Trucco for coffee after we finish this conversation.
Have you attended any sci-fi conventions since your work with both Atlantis and Galactica?
I haven’t, you know. I hear about them all the time, but to be honest with you I haven’t been invited to one. I’ve been to one in Las Vegas with Aaron Douglas who as I said is one of my very, very close friends. I just went because we were together in Las Vegas together for his birthday so he had an appearance for that convention so I went and checked it out and it was so much fun, but no I haven’t done them yet. I get talked to a lot about it, just having done Atlantis and “Blade” and of course “Battlestar Galactica”. No they haven’t come my way yet. I’d be interested to do one, if the opportunity arose.