General George Hammond took over command of Stargate Command and all SG units from General West. A hardened military leader and a wise man willing to do whatever is necessary to defend the interests of his country, his world, and all of humanity, he was promoted to a Pentagon position as chief of defense for Earth, a post referred to colloquially as "Head of Homeworld Security." Hammond died of a heart attack and a Daedalus-class ship was named in his honor.
Don S. Davisas
Don S. Davis was a respected character actor, a nationally exhibited painter, a woodcarver, a designer, a theater professor and a captain in the U.S. Army. He began working in the film industry while teaching at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in the early 1980s. He left teaching to pursue acting full-time in 1987.
Aside from his seven seasons as a regular on Stargate SG-1, Davis is perhaps best known for his recurring roles as the father of Gillian Anderson's Special Agent Dana Scully on The X-Files and as Major Garland Briggs on Twin Peaks.
He has appeared in numerous feature films, including Woodshop, The Univited, Far Cry, The Fan, Alaska, A League of Their Own, Hook, Cadence, Needful Things, Mystery Date, Look Who's Talking, Con Air, Best in Show and The 6th Day.
He was a recurring player in the Stephen J. Cannell CBS series Broken Badges and has guest-starred on a multitude of shows, including Flash Gordon, Supernatural, Psych, The Dead Zone, The West Wing, Navy NCIS, Andromeda, Northern Exposure, L.A. Law, Knots Landing, Wiseguy, 21 Jump Street, Nightmare Cafe, M.A.N.T.I.S., The Outer Limits (the episodes "Living Hell" and "Voice of Reason"), Poltergeist: The Legacy, The Sentinel, MacGyver and UPN's The Twilight Zone. Davis also guest-starred on the Stargate Atlantis episode "Home."
Davis has had featured roles in the television movies Wyvern, Vipers, The Unquiet, Beyond Loch Ness, To Love and Die, Fire on the Mountain, Stepsister, Tricks, Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue, In Cold Blood, Showtime's The Prisoner of Zenda, A Dream is a Wish the Heart Makes: The Annette Funicello Story, One More Mountain, Columbo: A Bird in Hand, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Omen IV: The Awakening, Posing, Kurt Vonnegut's Theatre: All the King's Horses and The Ranger, The Cook and The Hole in the Sky, as well as the miniseries Atomic Train.Davis also appeared in the DVD movie Stargate: Continuum.
Don S. Davis (1942-2008)
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our dear friend and colleague Don S. Davis," said Charles Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President, MGM.
"He was a talented actor and his achievements will always be remembered. Our hearts go out to Don's family, friends and fans."