"Game, set & match"
by John Mosby
... Jim Byrnes and Peter Wingfield ('Watcher' Joe Dawson
and enigmatic Immortal Methos respectively in the series) also make
small but important appearances in Endgame.
"It is somewhat a pivotal part of the story," Byrnes
agrees. "Everyone said that they wanted Joe in there. They
wanted ideas from the show, particularly the Watchers and some of
the dramatic conflicts that had grown from the series, rather than
it just being strictly action. In the industry there can be a certain
bias against television actors appearing in films, but Miramax found
out the extent of the following that Joe and Methos had and stepped
back from any recasting."
"The presense of Joe and Methos are significant in their presence,
rather than what they actually do," Wingfield agrees. "There's
a deliberate attempt to show Duncan MacLeod's world, which was established
over six years of the television series."