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elhSG1
June 9th, 2004, 11:28 AM
Just came across this article, not really much new but still an interesting read.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-sfc.html?2004-06/09/14.00.sfc

Token
June 9th, 2004, 11:43 AM
Just came across this article, not really much new but still an interesting read.

http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-sfc.html?2004-06/09/14.00.sfc
Thanks for the information!!!

I've been avoiding spoilers as much as possible, but this article helped me get excited about the upcoming season.

D.C.
June 9th, 2004, 05:50 PM
It's pretty interesting how the entire production revolves around RDA. He's an awesome character, but if AT or CJ tried to do that they'd get fired most likely. At least their writing the less shooting time into the storyline this season.

ShadowMaat
June 9th, 2004, 05:55 PM
It's pretty interesting how the entire production revolves around RDA. He's an awesome character, but if AT or CJ tried to do that they'd get fired most likely. At least their writing the less shooting time into the storyline this season.
It's pretty much what happened to MS, isn't it? He said, "make these changes for me" and they said, "See ya!" Of course, then they brought him back, but still... doesn't speak well for the non-RDAs of the cast. ;)

Kelso
June 9th, 2004, 09:40 PM
Well, RDA is the 'star' of the show... so it makes sense.

Elwe Singollo
June 9th, 2004, 10:33 PM
It's pretty much what happened to MS, isn't it? He said, "make these changes for me" and they said, "See ya!" Of course, then they brought him back, but still... doesn't speak well for the non-RDAs of the cast. ;)I don't think it was really the 'same', I think the executives/producers are pretty open, MS said he wanted to leave the show so he could go explore and experience other things, which he did, but they also wanted to keep the character on the show alive by MS guest starring in a few episodes, which he also did. Then yes, he did come back, but if you saw the Lowdown, it clearly states that it was MS's decision to come back, not the ptb, and it continues on about how it was difficult to find a way to bring back Daniel.



It's pretty interesting how the entire production revolves around RDA. He's an awesome character, but if AT or CJ tried to do that they'd get fired most likely. At least their writing the less shooting time into the storyline this season.
RDA is also the executive producer, and the main characer (well i think now they are all main characters). But yes, either the producers and such who decide these things are really nice, or they just favor RDA, haha... I'm not so sure about AT/CJ getting fired for asking that, but i wonder about that too...

Shipperahoy
June 9th, 2004, 11:04 PM
At least he gave props to everyone for working around his schedule. He seems honestly grateful to them for busting their butts for him.

D.C.
June 9th, 2004, 11:14 PM
Yeah, RDA seems cool and it's worth it, but it's just sort of interesting.

Elwe Singollo
June 10th, 2004, 02:00 AM
Whats so interesting D.C.?

D.C.
June 10th, 2004, 03:43 AM
That they let one actor pretty much schedule the entire production of probably over one hundred people.

Elwe Singollo
June 11th, 2004, 11:41 AM
Oh, that is pretty interesting :)

Sicarius
June 11th, 2004, 08:02 PM
That they let one actor pretty much schedule the entire production of probably over one hundred people.

As others have mentioned, he has a little more sway than a typical actor. There's the executive producer thing, and I'm not sure exactly what Gekko Film Corp does (owned by RDA & Greenburg), but I'm guessing it means share of the profits and say in the direction the show goes.

D.C.
June 12th, 2004, 12:36 AM
Yeah, that makes sense.

extaca
July 1st, 2004, 12:29 PM
I think many people are missing the point. RDA has stated many times he wanted to retire. He probably has enough money from acting/producing so it is not so surprising he wants to spend time with his child. The rest of the SG-1 operation want him. Let's face it, while the rest of the cast is great, RDA does add that little bit that pushes the show over the top. So, in order to take what they can get, the production is willing to work around his schedule. He isn't being a primadonna, he is actually doing them a favor by working at all. I, for one, say thank you.

ShadowMaat
July 1st, 2004, 01:16 PM
He isn't being a primadonna, he is actually doing them a favor by working at all. I, for one, say thank you.
If he doesn't actually want to be involved, if he's only doing them a favor by agreeing to be on the show... where's the fun in that?

I'd rather see a cast that actually WANTS to be there, one which takes an active interest in developments and who really feel for the characters and situations. I don't want an actor who feels that he is being forced to do something when he'd rather be elsewhere.

And no, I'm not saying that that's how RDA feels, I'm just saying that generally speaking I'd rather have a happy cast than one with people to whom this is "just a job" and one that they're only doing because they feel obligated.

Ugly Pig
July 1st, 2004, 01:38 PM
I'd rather see a cast that actually WANTS to be there, one which takes an active interest in developments and who really feel for the characters and situations. I don't want an actor who feels that he is being forced to do something when he'd rather be elsewhere.
Well, he has admitted to being a "workaholic" so my guess he wants to keep doing the show and he wants to do the "spend-more-time-with-my-daughter" thing, and his current schedule is a happy medium.