Daily Dragon (DD): So what have you been up to lately?
David Nykl (DN): I just did a webisode called “Mortal Combat.” Kevin Tancharoen directed it, the guy that directed Glee. Then I did another web project called “Future Love”… A lot of web projects coming up…
DD: Nice! There seems to be a lot happening on the web.
DN: Oh yeah, yeah. Had a couple of auditions this summer, fingers crossed.
DD: How long did it take you and David Hewlett to develop that synergy where you’re finishing each others’ sentences?
DN: Pretty much automatically, right away. It was right off the top. When we started working together, it seemed to gel, and the writers recognized that. They kind of brought me in to help with the tech-talk, to sort of divide it between Hewlett and someone else.
DD: But because you two worked so well together…
DN: It was a good dichotomy, with him as the overbearing boss…
DD: And you as the one that has a little more culture and politeness involved.
DN: [chuckles] Yeah, yeah, yeah, exactly.
DD: Was there anything on the show you would have liked your character, Radek Zelenka, to do that there wasn’t time to get done?
DN: Well, it would’ve been nice to have some more Zelenka-centric episodes. That would’ve been fun. I would’ve really enjoyed going off-world a little more.
DD: Other than going to the planet with all the kids.
DN: Yeah, that’s true. I was always the guy that was in the Control Room, which was fine, but yeah, that’s what I would’ve wanted to see.
DD: Thank you, David.
DN: My pleasure. Thank you.
*Photo by Chris Helton