Andy Mikita

Follow

Andy Mikita Trivia

FILTER BY TYPE

  • Trivia

    • Awards:

      -He was nominated for a 2002 Leo Award for Best Director in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode "Proving Ground."
      -He was nominated for a 2003 Leo Award for Best Director in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode "Unnatural Selection."
      -He was nominated for a 2004 Leo Award for Best Director in a Dramatic Series for the Stargate SG-1 episode "Heroes (2)."

    • He made his directorial debut in the Stargate SG-1 season 3 episode "Foothold".

  • Quotes

    • Andy: (On his memories of the late Don S. Davis) He was very, very dear to me. I can't say enough great things about Don Davis. He was an extraordinary man. I have nothing but the fondest memories of Don. I'd known him for many, many years. He was always just a sweet, kind hearted, gentle but strong man. Every day he would ask about my wife and my children and was genuinely asking. It wasn't just a formality. He really wanted to know, and he had nothing but time for everybody. He was larger than life in his presence and he gave so much to the show. Some of my fondest memories of Don were during the production of "Heroes, Parts 1 and 2," where even in blocking rehearsals Don would break down with emotion over the subject matter. It was so near and dear to him with his experience in the military. It was a very moving experience. Knowing how emotional Don was and how fragile, really, he was in that situation, we kind of had to tread a little bit carefully with him. It really allowed us all to see, again, a different side of Don.

    • Andy: (On how he got involved in Stargate) Well I don't know if you're aware, but I've been part of the franchise right from day one. I was the first assistant director on "Children of the Gods" with Mario Azzopardi. So I've been part of the group right since its inception. It was actually Jonathan Glassner who was the person directly responsible for having me come on board. I'd worked with him in the past. I had worked as an assistant director on a TV series called 21 Jump Street, which of course Mr. Peter DeLuise was a big part of. It was Jonathan who made the initial contact with me. From there I worked as a First [Assistant Director] for the first season and then worked as a production manager and second unit director after that. I was doing so much second unit work that basically everybody supported the notion of having me direct an entire episode and felt that I was ready to do so. So "Foothold" was that first opportunity for me. It worked out really well. I thought it was a pretty strong episode, and it certainly led to other opportunities for me within the franchise, which was great. That was what really got the ball rolling for me, doing the second unit work as I was working as a production manager on the show. I was just spending so much time on set. That was kind of my comfort zone anyway. I was never really good at the numbers part of things as much as I was with the daily operations out on the set. That was more where I grew up.