#TBT (Throwback Thursday) #40 – March 19, 2015

Today’s #TBT photo was supposed to be screen caps from the BATTLESTAR GALACTICA episode 1×11: Colonial Day. But the Chief only had a blurry blink-and-you’ll-miss-it scene in that episode (http://aarondouglasfans.com/?p=671). So instead here’s screen caps of Aaron being all badass as Pierce in his 2nd episode of SMALLVILLE (7×14: Traveler). This episode aired 7 years ago.

HUMAN: AN OPERATOR’S MANUAL by Chris Douglas

Purchase the book HUMAN: AN OPERATOR’S MANUAL by Chris Douglas (Aaron’s brother) and you will receive your choice of one the 3 exclusive photos below autographed by Aaron Douglas. These photos will only be available when purchasing Chris’ book, they will not be available to purchase anywhere else. When ordering, please let Chris know which photo you would like (Aaron & Wil Wheaton / Smallville / BSG).

Price: $21.95 if you live outside of Canada (includes shipping to anywhere in the world) or $17.95 if you live in Canada (includes shipping). All prices are in Canadian dollars.

This is a really great deal when you consider that to purchase an autographed photo at a con it costs $30. With this deal you’re getting Chris’ book and an autographed photo from Aaron for $21.95 (less if you’re in Canada).


Aaron & Wil Wheaton
Emerald City ComiCon (March 2010)


SMALLVILLE
7x14: Traveler


BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
2x03: Fragged


NOTE: Watermark will not appear on the photo you will be sent.

 

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Aaron and Chris Douglas

INTERVIEW: A Traveler Returns

A Traveler Returns
By: Bryan Cairns
Date: May/June, 2008
Source: The Official Smallville Magazine (#26)

 

 

 

 

 

There seems to be an interesting trend happening on Smallville. First, Tahmoh Penikett appeared in season three as Vincent Davis before popping up again as killing machine Wes Keenan in last season’s Prototype. Now, his Battlestar Galactica c0-star, Aaron Douglas, is revisiting Smallville in Traveler after briefly passing through in season one’s Obscura.

“I believe that Smallville was my first guest-starring role,” recalls Douglas. “I remember having fun with Darren Klimek, the other cop, who turned out to be the bad guy, and just how nice Tom Welling and Kristin Kreuk were. They were great, and getting to do some stunt driving was fun as well.”

As Deputy Michael Birtigo, Douglas was helping to investigate Chloe’s sudden disappearance. At one point, Birtigo comes calling on Lana after hours at the Talon, and for a split second, his shady behavior fingers him as the obvious suspect. That is, until the true culprit takes him out from behind and grabs Lana.

“In the original script, it was only the one cop, and they were just going to make him the bad guy,” explains Douglas. “Then when I auditioned, apparently they said ‘That guy is a really good red herring; why don’t we make it two cops? We can pull the old switcheroo and make it look like it’s one instead of the other.'”

It had been many years since Douglas last walked onto the Smallville set, and he still had to go through the traditional process for his second outing.

“I auditioned before Christmas and almost wasn’t going to do it,” reveals Douglas. “It just didn’t feel like it was a part I would get hired to do, so I tried to blow it off a couple of times, but my agent wouldn’t let me do that. I went and auditioned and actually didn’t feel like I did a very good job. I thought it was probably one of my worst ones in the last couple of years! I drove over to my agent’s office to try for something else and while I was there, the assistant told me I was on hold Smallville. I just stood there laughing; I wasn’t expecting that at all!”

This time around, there was little doubt which side of the law his character, pierce, was on.

“The breakdown of the script described Pierce as a mean, fast, killer. Ex-Army, Special Forces hired gun,” says Douglas. “He has no conscience or remorse. He’s there to do a job and will do whatever is necessary to get it done. And Pierce absolutely hates the meteor freaks. It’s his life’s ambition to rid the world of the pestilence that is the meteor people.”

Appearing on the same series as the polar opposite of his last character wasn’t the least bit jarring for him, however.

“I enjoy playing darker, malevolent people,” notes Douglas on Pierce’s character. “He is just evil for the sake of being evil. That’s always fun to do, because then you get to pick whatever it is that’s setting you off and making you angry about the situation or person you’re attacking.”

Before the opening credits even run, Pierce had already targeted his next victim – none other than Clark Kent. Of course, the Kryptonian wasn’t about to go down without a fight!

“There are tons of stunts in this episode, unfortunately, I wasn’t allowed to do any of my own,” states Douglas. “I like to do my own, but they had stunt doubles for me and Tom. There were high falls and crashing through banisters, railings, and really crazy stuff like that. Once I watched them film it, I realized it was probably best I didn’t do them! Tom and I just did the smaller stuff.”

“I do love the physical stuff,” continues Douglas. “I get to do a little bit of it on Battlestar Galactica. There’s only one stunt I wasn’t allowed to do, something about falling into a vat they wouldn’t let an actor do.”

Once Clark is under lock and key, Pierce is hardly an accommodating host, evidently getting a kick out of dishing out some serious pain instead.

In some warped way, Lionel Luthor originally believed he was keeping Clark safe from another threat until Pierce turned the tables on them, opting for a more fatal destiny for their captivated guest.

“From my understanding, Pierce had that in mind all along and maybe misinterpreted what Lionel really intended for him to do, that he was just supposed to capture and hold Clark,” offers Douglas. “I think it was probably Pierce’s intention all along to do away with Clark.”

There were a few confrontations between Pierce and Clark, but Douglas’ meatiest dialogue occurred with actor John Glover.

“That was great,” enthuses Douglas about his co-star. “John is just the nicest guy. The first day [of filming] he wasn’t feeling very well, but he sucked it up and went on for the 15 hours or so required. He’s a great actor, kind to everybody on set, and always in a good mood. There are no real egos on that set.”

Understandably for Douglas the main highlight of the episode involves the interaction between Pierce and Lionel Luthor.

“There’s a scene between Pierce and Lionel where I reveal my true intentions and knock him out,” Douglas says.

Eventually the cavalry arrived, yet by his own twisted sense of logic, Pierce had the best intentions at heart. After all, meteor freaks have frequently terrorized Smallville and Metropolis, but his judge, jury, and executioner style left little doubt that he was a villain.

“I would say he’s one, too,” agrees Douglas when asked how he sees his role. “Pierce had his own agenda. Villainous people don’t see themselves as villains, and crazy people don’t think they are crazy. From his point of view, I genuinely think Pierce believed he was saving the world and doing a good thing. For the rest of us, he’s a bad guy doing bad things. Maybe he was just misunderstood.”

No matter how many credits Douglas racks up, in an impressive list that includes blockbuster movies such as X2, Catwoman, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Reaper, Dead Zone, as well as the upcoming Keanu Reeves feature film remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, there is little doubt this Vancouver native will always be best remembered for his standout performance as the intense, fiercely dependable Chief Petty Officer Tyrol in the critically acclaimed Sci Fi series Battlestar Galactica.

“It’s been one hell of a ride, that’s for sure!” says Douglas of his role on the show. “[Acting in] Battlestar Galactica has been some of the most challenging work of my career, both professionally and personally. I’ve loved it, met some wonderful people, and made some long-lasting friendships on the set.”

And did he always believe he was destined for success?

“I was thinking about this last night. There were a bunch of bumps in the road professionally and I could have gone either way. I could have done this movie or gone to do Battlestar Galactica or some other TV show. My career would have been considerably different had I taken those other parts. I’m pretty proud of Battlestar Galactica and my work as the Chief. It’s a great piece of television that will stand up for a long time, something we can look back on fondly, and share with fans for years and years to come. It’s a lot like Star Wars on TV, where people will look back on 30 years from now and go ‘Boy, that was really fun!'”

 


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SMALLVILLE: Official Magazine

The latest issue of the Official Smallville Magazine (Issue 26) has an interview with Aaron in it.

Justin Hartley Interview: When OLIVER QUEEN first appeared in Smallville, he and his alter ego – the Green Arrow – soon shot their way into fans’ hearts. Smallville Magazine talks to the Emerald Archer himself, Justin Hartley, who tells us about being hit by Cupid’s arrow with BLACK CANARY, Oliver’s rivalry with LEX LUTHOR, and why he said no to fighting in a towel! Plus, we chat to guest star Aaron Douglas – after passing through in season one’s “Obscura”, the Battlestar Galactica actor revisits Smallville as Deputy Michael Birtigo in “Traveler”.

Source: Titan Magazines

NOTE: They screwed up that description. Aaron played Pierce in Traveler. Deputy Michael Birtigo was his character in 1×20: Obscura.

 

I’ve ordered a copy of the magazine off ebay but it will take awhile to get to Australia from the USA. Once it arrives, I’ll scan the article and post it on here. But if anyone has a copy of the magazine (or can pick up a copy) and can scan it, that would be much appreciated.

VIDEO: SMALLVILLE – 7×14: Traveler (March 20, 2008)

TV SHOW: Smallville
EPISODE: 7×14: Traveler
AIR DATE: March 20, 2008 on THE CW (USA)
AARON’S CHARACTER: Pierce
WRITTEN BY: Turi Meyer (story), Don Whitehead (teleplay), Al Septien (story), Holly Henderson (teleplay)
DIRECTED BY: Glen Winter
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1164723/

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IMAGES: SMALLVILLE – 7×14: Traveler (March 20, 2008)

PROMO PHOTOS


SCREEN CAPTURES

 

 

 

 


DIRECTOR’S CUT


SPACE TRAILER

SMALLVILLE (airing tonight – Thursday, March 20, 2008)

Just a reminder that Aaron’s episode of SMALLVILLE (7×14: TRAVELER) is airing tonight (Thursday, March 20th, 2008) on THE CW (USA) @ 8pm/7pm c

Episode Synopsis: LIONEL KIDNAPS CLARK — Lionel (John Glover) arranges to have Clark (Tom Welling) kidnapped and held in a kryptonite-lined cell at a Luthorcorp facility. After Chloe (Allison Mack) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) find a military electric probe at the farm, they confront Lionel, who throws suspicion onto Lex (Michael Rosenbaum). Chloe and Lana take Kara (Laura Vandervoort) to the Fortress and beg Jor-El to restore her memory as she is the only one who can save Clark. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Don Whitehead & Holly Henderson (#3T6314).


SMALLVILLE: 7×14: Traveler (SPACE Trailer)

Here is the SPACE channels trailer for Aaron’s episode of SMALLVILLE.
Aaron is in this trailer, unlike the USA trailer (boo to the USA trailer)

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Screen caps from the above video.


SMALLVILLE: 7×14: Traveler (Director’s Cut)

The CW SMALLVILLE website has a preview and directors cut video clip from Aaron’s Smallville episode that is airing next week (March 20th)

1) Traveler: Clark is imprisoned in a cell made from Kryptonite
2) Director’s Cut Traveler: Clark is trapped in a Kryptonite fueled cage
http://www.cwtv.com/cw-video/smallville

For those of us outside of the USA (because you can’t watch the above clips) here is the Director’s Cut video clip on YouTube and Aaron is in it!!!!

 

Screen caps from the above video.


SMALLVILLE: Trailer (????)

Just a reminder that Aaron’s episode of SMALLVILLE (7×14: Traveler) is airing next Thursday (March 20th) in the USA.

Do they have those “next time on Smallville” commercials at the end of the episode? If they do, can someone please watch the end of tonight’s Smallville episode and see if Aaron is in the trailer for next weeks episode? The only reason I ask is because I don’t live in the USA. Otherwise I’d watch for it myself.

SMALLVILLE: Promo Photos & Episode Description

The Smallville at KryptonSite website has posted some promo photos from Aaron’s upcoming episode of Smallville. Below is the blurb about the photos on their website …….

Even More “Traveler” Preview Images!
The CW has released over a dozen new preview images from the March 20 episode of Smallville.

The new images feature Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Allison Mack, Laura Vandervoort, John Glover, and guest star Gina Holden.

Take a look at the new pics – Spoiler Warning!

Even though Aaron’s name is not mentioned in the above list of actors, you can’t fool me :)

This is obviously the back of Aaron’s head ……

That is Aaron behind Lionel Luther …….

And judging from the clothes Aaron is wearing in the above photos, I’m guessing that this is him pointing the gun at Lionel ……


EDIT: The Smallville at KryptonSite website has also posted the CW’s official description of this episode …..

LIONEL KIDNAPS CLARK — Lionel (John Glover) arranges to have Clark (Tom Welling) kidnapped and held in a kryptonite-lined cell at a Luthorcorp facility. After Chloe (Allison Mack) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) find a military electric probe at the farm, they confront Lionel, who throws suspicion onto Lex (Michael Rosenbaum). Chloe and Lana take Kara (Laura Vandervoort) to the Fortress and beg Jor-El to restore her memory as she is the only one who can save Clark. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Don Whitehead & Holly Henderson (#3T6314).

WTFrak? No mention of Aaron’s character? :(

SMALLVILLE: Air Date (March 20, 2008)

The air date for Aaron’s episode of SMALLVILLE (7×14: Traveler) has changed from March 27th, 2008 to March 20th, 2008.

Thanks to the Smallville at KryptonSite website for the news.

SMALLVILLE: First day on set for ‘Traveler’

Today is Aaron’s first day on set playing Pierce in the SMALLVILLE episode 7×14: Traveler. He was up at 5am and is working until 9pm tonight.

The Smallville at KryptonSite website is reporting that Aaron’s episode is scheduled to air on March 27th, 2008.

SMALLVILLE: Character and Episode Name

As previously reported, Aaron will be guest staring in an upcoming episode of SMALLVILLE. Aaron has just confirmed with me that he will be playing Pierce in the episode 7×14: Traveler.

The following is from the spoilers page for that episode on the Smallville at KryptonSite website.

UPDATED 11/22/07 (Thanks S.A.M.!): “Traveler” is about Patricia Swann, daughter of Dr. Swann and a childhood friend of Lex’s. Swann and Lionel were part of a group who were waiting for the arrival of an extra-terrestrial “traveler”. Patricia wants to stay in touch with Clark because she believes he can do good for the world. – Another character currently being cast is “Pierce,” who fears aliens, and kidnaps Clark and keeps him in a specially built prison.

UPDATED 12/23/07: Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica fame has booked a guest role on Smallville, which we are assuming is the role of the previously-mentioned “Pierce.” Douglas has actually appeared on Smallville before, in the first season episode “Obscura.”

SMALLVILLE: Aaron to guest star

Aaron has landed a guest starring role on SMALLVILLE. As some of you may remember, he has already appeared on an episode of Smallville before as a police officer in the episode 1×20: Obscura that aired in May 2002. (screen caps HERE and video clip HERE). But this time he will be playing the super villain of the episode. Once I find out which episode it is, I’ll let everyone know.

VIDEO: SMALLVILLE – 1×20: Obscura (May 14, 2002)

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IMAGES: SMALLVILLE – 1×20: Obscura (May 14, 2002)

SCREEN CAPTURES