Chris Judge at Armageddon 2012

Chris Judge at Armageddon 2012 in his solo panel at 1pm on Saturday 13 October, his birthday!  Happy Birthday Chris!  This panel is available in both MP4 (video) and MP3 (audio only) versions at the bottom of this page.

Chris Judge

Chris Judge

I know this photo is blurry – Chris is moving too much for the exposure – but he looks so relaxed and natural, this is my favourite of the photos I took during this panel.

We filed out of the room after Karl Urban’s panel then turned around and filed back in again for Chris Judge‘s solo panel.  This was my first experience of seeing Chris live.

Chris is probably best known for his role as Teal’C in Stargate SG1.  MGM, the company responsible for the TV series, may have gone under but the official Stargate website is still running at the moment.  When I first saw Stargate SG1 I thought Chris was wooden, but in later re-watches I realised he’s actually quite expressive and often suppressing a smile.  It’s amazing how much more detail I pick up with a large TV.  During this panel I heard about how, in some episodes, Teal’C isn’t seen much because other actors’ antics meant he couldn’t keep a straight face.

Today I assumed that Chris, like Karl, would have a total media blackout, so I set up for still photos.  Luckily the minion made no assumptions and found Mr Expo, the Armageddon organiser in a cape.  Mr Expo walked on stage, whispered to Chris after pushing the microphone away, Chris replied, then Mr Expo walked over to the minion, who returned to my side in the way that loyal side-kicks do, and told me that THERE WAS NO MEDIA BLACKOUT.  I set up for video in a few minutes flat and got the rest of Chris’ panel on video.