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The Banquet and Cabaret

Last Updated 10/19/2010

The banquet was great fun. A bunch of us from the Our Stargate Forum sat together and we ended up with the fellow who placed Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) on Dr. Who sitting with us. He admitted he wasn’t unhappy we weren’t Dr. Who fans since he’d spent quite a lot of time that day already talking about Dr. Who. So, we spent the meal talking about mystery novels (he’s just written one), Stargate, the campaign to bring back Daniel, British and American comedies (mostly British ones and our favorites – although Matthew lives in the USA now), and generally a whole lot of silly stuff. We had decided before Matthew ever joined us that we were very elegant and “snooty” and devised the “snooty” salute. We also spent a lot of time taking photos of the wait staff and teasing them. Every time the chef poked his head out of the kitchen, we would ask for his autograph or something similar and he was completely ignoring us with a deadpan expression. At one point, Leah said “Well! He thinks he’s a sou chef and he’s just really a soooeeee chef!” The wait staff who heard her were dying laughing. Finally, at one point, the chef walked past and said out of the corner of his mouth to us, “You guys are KILLING me tonight.” We all just fell over laughing. The wait staff treated us like royalty, I swear. I asked for some tea and they brought me an entire tea service, a huge silver bucket of ice, lemons with a little silver spoon and they kept coming back to make sure I didn’t need more. It was surreal.

At one point I was telling Matthew Waterhouse about how Leah and I used to be involved in running Blakes 7 conventions and how we knew a lot of the B7 actors and they were lovely, but we had a big falling out with Paul Darrow. We were joking around and I said, "I suppose now you'll tell me you're Paul's brother or something." He shrugged and said "No, but we did have a love affair." I blinked and said, “What did Paul’s wife think of that?” He never hesitated a second and just said, “Oh, she was happy to have him out of the house!” Very funny man. We convinced him to wear a Welcome Back Daniel badge and he actually wore it up on stage for the cabaret and said, among other things about our table and the rabid Stargate fans, "So, Welcome Back Michael, whoever the hell you are!" He was a good sport!

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Johnny & Ann

Heather & Martha

The “snooty” salute. Ann looks like she’s being a little aggressive with that “salute,” don’t you think?” ;-)


Marla & ???

Matthew “Adric” Waterhouse welcomes Daniel back to Stargate

Laura & Tara

Laura & Tara

Katy Manning (Dr. Who)


Peter Davison (Dr. Who)

Matthew Waterhouse (Dr. Who). You can see he wore the Welcome Back Daniel badge right up on stage. “Welcome back, Michael Shanks … whoever the hell you are!!!” What a guy!

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