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The Days I Got to Meet my Childhood Heroes: RDA, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Updated: Apr 8, 2019

Post by Henk Veldhuizen

To read "The Days I Got to Meet my Childhood Heroes: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Corin Nemec Part 1," click here. Maybe it’s because I’m such a fan of Stargate, but I honestly think that all of the Stargate actors are so amazing and so nice in person. I also got to meet Christopher Judge (one of the funniest guys ever!) Corin Nemec, and Amanda Tapping. 2017, the year after the RDA adventure, I got to meet Amanda Tapping, my all time favorite actress. After we’d met, Amanda also became one of my favorite people on the entire planet! I can’t tell you how absolutely nice and awesome she was. She really took the time to get to know me. I told Amanda that I had watched SG-1 for about 5 or 6 times now together with my wife. I got to show her some pictures of my daughters (that’s what proud daddies do) I almost cracked my face I was smiling so much. I was talking to the best female science fiction character of all time! Because my wife couldn’t be there, Amanda agreed to make a video message. Sitting next to her was a FACTS employee, and she was signaling to Amanda, and she was trying to tell her that shooting a video message costs money. Amanda replied, "no of course not, I’m just gonna do this." I’ll never ever forget that, and to this day I still sometimes play that video.

Video message from Amanda Tapping to my wife Irina: Amanda Tapping: Hi Irina, it’s Amanda Tapping here, uh your husband is lovely, he’s a really really awesome guy and he loves you very much! He asked me to say hello to you, so hello! Sorry you’re not here right now, ‘cause we’re having an awesome time! But I send you lots of love, and all the best to you. And your children.. are stunning!! Good job momma!

This was sooo incredibly awesome, words won’t do it justice. And yes, you’re reading it correctly, the one and only Col. Carter called me lovely!! What more could a Stargate-loving guy ask for (besides a 4th SG tv show). Again I truly think that the people who’ve worked on the Stargate shows are some of the nicest people on the planet. Meeting Richard Dean Anderson, Christopher judge, Corin Nemec and Amanda Tapping only solidified my status as eternal Stargate fan.

I’ll keep watching Stargate shows, I’ll keep collecting the action figures, and I’m also going to keep geeking out over it with my friends. These amazing actors I’ve met, for a short time made me feel like I was actually part of Stargate Command, and that I could actually go through the gate myself. I’m forever grateful for them, for being so very very nice to me! Lastly I just wanna say, keep gating everybody, keep watching and supporting the Stargate Franchise. Let’s secure a bright future for all things Stargate and let’s hope that there will be lot more to come. I can’t wait to share all of this with my kids, and watch all of the episodes of SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe. From one eternal Stargate fan: Have a ‘Gate’ day!! Sincerely Henk Veldhuizen

Photos 2, 4, and 5 courtesy of and with permission from Henk Veldhuizen

To read "The Days I Got to Meet my Childhood Heroes: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, and Corin Nemec Part 1," click here.

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