Battlestar's James Callis reveals his Eureka gig!

We caught up with Battlestar Galactica's James Callis (Gaius Baltar), and he talked about being part of the show and his joining the cast of Syfy's Eureka.

About Battlestar, he says, "Being involved with it from the beginning, being part of it, being part of the [run] of that show, is a crazy privilege."

He reveals that he knew some of the cast and crew of Eureka because it shoots on the same lot in Vancouver, Canada, where Battlestar once filmed. When he was offered a role, he said, "I was really stoked to be involved in their ranks."

"The show is very smart and clever and funny, ... so the whole thing was great."

Callis will play Dr. Grant, who is nothing like Gaius Baltar and who also has a crush on Allison Blake (Salli Richardson-Whitfield), creating a new challenge for Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson). Eureka's fourth season debuts July 9.

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