Martin Wood (director)

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Martin Wood
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Martin Wood at Comic-Con 2007
Occupation Director
Years active 1995 – present

Martin Wood is a Canadian television director who has been directing since the mid-1990s.[1] Specializing in science fiction, where he is best known for his work as a director and producer on Stargate SG-1 (46 episodes), as well as its spin-off series Stargate Atlantis (30 episodes).



Martin Wood began his television career in 1995.[1] Although he is best known for his work on the Stargate franchise's Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, he has also directed for many other television series, including The Invisible Man and Earth: Final Conflict. In addition, Martin directed two TV specials on sudden infant death syndrome.

Along with Peter DeLuise, Andy Mikita and Will Waring, Wood was one of Stargate SG-1's main directors during its 10-year run. He also frequently appears as an extra known as "Major Wood"[2] in the Stargate SG-1 episodes that he directs, often assisting Sergeant Siler as a repairman using the oversized crescent wrench that serves as an inside joke. He is also featured on many Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis DVD special features, such as featurettes and audio commentaries.

Recently, Wood was the director for the science-fiction series Sanctuary, starring Amanda Tapping and Christopher Heyerdahl. He was also set to direct Stargate: Revolution (working title), the third Stargate SG-1 direct-to-DVD movie, but that production has been shelved indefinitely.[3] [4]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Film Other notes
2009 Sanctuary (Television; 13 episodes, 2008–2012)
2008 Stargate: Continuum Direct to DVD film
Stargate Atlantis (30 episodes, 2004–2008)
2007 Sanctuary (Webisodes; 7 episodes, 2007)
2006 Stargate SG-1 (46 episodes, 1998–2006)
2005 Andromeda (5 episodes, 2004–2005)
2003 Jeremiah (6 episodes, 2002–2003)
2002 Just Deal (1 episode, 2002)
Earth: Final Conflict (4 episodes, 2001–2002)
2001 The Invisible Man (1 episode, 2001)
The Impossible Elephant Also known as: The Incredible Elephant
2000 SIDS: Uncovering the Mystery
1999 Vicki Gabereau: The Mouth That Roared
Teenage Space Vampires
Silk Stalkings (3 episodes, 1997–1999)
Pierre Burton: Canada's Arrogant Icon
1997 Life and Times
Listen Up!
1995 Jake and the Kid (1 episode, 1995)
SIDS: A Special Report!
The Great Run of China
Year Title Notes
2008 Sanctuary TV Series (executive producer: 26 episodes, 2008–present)
2007 Sanctuary Web Series (executive producer: 8 episodes, 2007)
2005 Stargate Atlantis (supervising producer: 60 episodes, 2005–2008) and (co-producer: 19 episodes, 2004–2005)
2004 Stargate SG-1 (26 episodes, 2003–2004)
1997 Listen Up!
Year Title Notes
2007 Sanctuary (7 episodes, 2007)
1999 Teenage Space Vampires
1997 Listen Up!

Awards and nominations[edit]

Wood has won 1 award, out of 5 nominations.[5]

Year Award Category Episode/Film/Series Result
2001 Toronto Sprockets International Film Festival for Children Audience Award Best Feature Film The Impossible Elephant Won
2002 Director's Guild of Canada Team Award Outstanding Achievement in a Television Movie/Mini-Series - Children's The Impossible Elephant Nominated
2004 Gemini Award Best Direction in a Children's or Youth Program or Series The Impossible Elephant Nominated
2005 Leo Award Best Dramatic Series Stargate Atlantis Nominated
2009 Leo Award Best Direction in a Feature Length Drama Stargate: Continuum Nominated


  1. ^ a b Martin Wood on IMDb
  2. ^ Wood, Martin (2002). Stargate SG-1: Season 5 – Audio Commentary for "Red Sky" (DVD). MGM Home Entertainment. Event occurs at 27 minutes 10 seconds. 
  3. ^ Sumner, Darren (2009-01-05). "Wright discusses third SG-1 movie". Retrieved 2009-05-12. 
  4. ^ Colvin, Chad (2011-04-17). "SGU continuation, other movies dead". Retrieved 31 May 2011. 
  5. ^

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