- "I am the last hope for the Sekkari people."
- ―Vanessa Conrad[src]
Vanessa Conrad is an Artificial Intelligence hallucination created by the Sekkari artificial intelligence. She was a representation of the computer on a Sekkari seed carrier that crashed in the ocean on M35-117 2000 years prior to the arrival of the Atlantis expedition. In 2008 the seed carrier was activated. The computer scanned the city and chose to reveal itself in the form of Conrad to Richard Woolsey because of his emotional aspirations. (SGA: "Remnants")
Behind the scenesEdit
- Anna Galvin previously portrayed Dr. Reya Varrick in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Collateral Damage" and would later play Patricia Armstrong in Stargate Universe.
- The flag on Vanessa's uniform is in fact an Australian flag. This was probably chosen because the actress who portrayed Vanessa, Anna Galvin, was originally from Australia. In the commentary, they mistakenly claim that she's a Kiwi (an inoffensive name for New Zealanders) and that Richard Woolsey has a thing for them. The mistake made here being that the flag she wears is one from Australia, not New Zealand. This is probably due to many people who aren't from the Antipodes claiming both the two accents and flags to be similar. Her accent itself could even be up for debate, because it barely resembles a strong Antipodean accent, more so a British one; this could however be Woolsey making the mistake (for she's a figment of his imagination), as so many North Americans tend to do when comparing the accents. Or perhaps it is due to the fact that Galvin was brought up in Britain and working for television companies across the globe, can no longer sustain a thicker accent. Or it could be because very few Australians or Kiwis, particularly educated ones, actually speak with the thick accents Americans expect, and actually use an accent more resemblant of the British RP accent.