Posted: December 04, 2012
The role of Maggie Beckett, aka The Recurring Air Force Girl, was cast toward the end of 1996. Maggie wasn’t initially expected to become a full cast member, but that changed rapidly with the unexpected ousting of John Rhys-Davies.
Below you’ll find the idea list John A. Aiello and Dino Ladki submitted to Sliders executive producers David Peckinpah and Alan Barnette for the part. It’s a literal who’s who of mid-90s television twentysomethings — with a few names like Jennifer Grey and Heather Graham thrown in for the “WTF” factor.
Kind of weird, isn’t it. What is it about Rollergirl Paul Thomas Anderson could see that Peckinpah couldn’t?
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