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astrogeologist
June 16th, 2006, 10:02 PM
What episodes feature the scenes
where you feel that
Amanda Tapping's
wonderful acting talents
get to shine
(without reference or consideration
for hair or clothing styles...
or ship or such... ;) )

You can vote in the poll, and then post your comments in this thread. Comments and discussion may also overlap into the Sam's A Great Character Thread. :sam:

Pics that capture your favorite AT acting scene are greatly appreciated too!
(A picture is worth a thousand words...)

If you want a reminder of what each episode was about... Season One (http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s1/index.shtml)

The Poll (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=29819)

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Over the years, we've discussed which episodes (and scenes) were the best, or most important, for the Stargate characters. We've run 'Best Episode' Polls for each season and such.

However, when trying to decide which episode was the best of a season for a certain character, such as Sam, one of the issues that fans have wrestled with is... whether to pick the episode which features the most/best AT on screen, or the episode which features the best Sam Carter scenes. Examples include Entity (which had some wonderful AT acting scenes, but she wasn't playing Sam Carter, as much as she was playing/acting an alien entity). Another example would be an episode with lots of RepliCarter, or Geek!Sam, where again, these are wonderful AT acting scenes, a wonderful look at AT acting out-of-the-regular-confines of the character of 'our' Sam Carter.

So, we've already done the 'Best Sam Carter' Episodes of each season (polls were done last year on the GW forum, and informal polls were also conducted again recently on the Sam's A Great Character Thread), and many have recommended that we should do some 'Best AT Acting Polls'... so here's the first one :cool:

Note: I seem to have figured out how to get the poll posted to the thread... but I can't seem to figure out how to go in and edit my typo (chose needs another 'o' to make choose!:p )

The Poll (http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=29819)

L.A. Doyle
June 16th, 2006, 10:36 PM
Ok. I voted for:
Emancipation: This is the first episode I saw. The acting on AT's part was phenomenal (as always, I came to find out). The scenes with Turghan? *Shivers*
The First Commandment: She showed Sam's inner conflict about Jonas very well-especially at the end when she's torn about what happened and what could have happened.
Fire and Water: The beginning in the infirmary gets me every time. *sniffs* Also, when she remembered things that happened on the planet.
Singularity: AT does the elevator scene SO well. That’s what I love about her. She’s not afraid to throw herself into a scene. I loved all the parts with Cassie as well.
Solitudes: Man, I love this ep. I could feel her frustration and her determination. Great acting on AT's part!

scarimor
June 17th, 2006, 02:21 AM
I voted for:

Emancipation
Singularity
Solitudes
Fire and Water

Lizlove
June 17th, 2006, 04:59 AM
I don't want to copy scarimor but here I go:

Emancipation
Fire and Water
Singularity
Solitudes

RepliCartertje
June 17th, 2006, 06:30 AM
Ok here goes...

The enemy within:the scene where Kawalsky 'kidnapes' her into the elevator and how she handles it all... You can see that she is scared but she also knows that she has to be normal otherwise she can't escape... the way she talks to Kawalsky and everything make it that she is strong to not starts to panic. and when she hits the wall and lays injured... you really could think that she is hurt.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/1337/ewcarterangst3nv.jpg

Emancipation: just the hole episode she acts wonderful but I love the scene with (can't remember his name) and how she reacts to him, the way she let her use but still is woman enough to resist it.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9431/ecarterkleed8rq.jpg

Fire and water: there are so much nice moments of sam in it... you see the emotional sam, they way she can't cope with the lost of Daniel but also the sam who wants to help out, here my favourit scenes:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3153/fwverdrietcarter5np.jpg
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/184/fwwatercarter6tc.jpg
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5868/fwhypnosecarter5cv.jpg

Hathor: I really liked the scene where she is in the holding cell with Janet, the woman know that they have to do something and then they are going to seduce the boys... the way she react to the fact that she has to do that and everything...
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5135/hcellcarter5sv.jpg

Singularity: I know most of you will like that one cause you can see how much problems she has when there is a child involved to it and that she is military but still has her feeling and they are hard to deal with when she likes Cassie. favourit scene is when she is crying in the elevator
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/359/scarterinlift7tt.jpg

Solitudes: here you can see how much she is milatary but also that she can be frustrated when she can solve it... just love the hole ep. but when she is doing a splint for O'neill she is on her best
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/7923/scarterenjack9ha.jpg

Sorry for the long post but I wanted to give you an explanation why I like the ep. and AT and also give some screencaps of it...

Lizlove
June 17th, 2006, 06:33 AM
and when she hits the wall and lays injured... you really could think that she is hurt.
<snip>
I know Amanda really did pass out when she did that scene. I just wonder... was that the scene they used afterwards? Or is she playing it?

Good ep BTW ;)

scarimor
June 17th, 2006, 07:04 AM
Emancipation: just the hole episode she acts wonderful but I love the scene with (can't remember his name) and how she reacts to him, the way she let her use but still is woman enough to resist it.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9431/ecarterkleed8rq.jpg
Turghan (he of the great bodice-ripper dialogue :D - "I value spirit in my horses, not my women." :P )

She's defiant but wary throughout her time as a captive. I do like the way AT portrays Sam as on edge during those scenes.

PS. I think this poll and thread deserves to be in General Stargate or Characters discussion :)

ForeverSg1
June 17th, 2006, 07:41 AM
I know Amanda really did pass out when she did that scene. I just wonder... was that the scene they used afterwards? Or is she playing it?

Good ep BTW ;)

Actually according to Amanda, when Kawalsky slammed Sam into the wall in that elevator scene, the reason it looked so authentic was because Amanda had overcompensated during the stunt move and had actually ended up with a concussion. So when we see Sam slumping down into the elevator, it was not acting on Amanda's part.

I would assume that what we saw after she had been hurt was all filmed during the original scene. I doubt the other actor would have known Amanda had really been hurt until after he checked her. However, the scene where Jack and the gang open the door was probably filmed after they realized it.

Edit: Ooops, ignore my post. I seem to have misread your original statement. :D

SimilarCadence
June 17th, 2006, 08:44 AM
I voted for Singularity, Solitudes and There But For the Grace of God.

I think each of those performances were powerful, particularly the elevator scene in Singularity. One of the things that impresses me so much about AT in TBftGoG is her ability to slip into different personalities so effortlessly. Her AR Sam was essentially the same person as our Sam, but AT took the subtle differences between them and created a totally believable alter ego. (I know most actors are supposed to be able to do this, but I think this is one area where Amanda really shines.)

scarimor
June 17th, 2006, 08:48 AM
Actually according to Amanda, when Kawalsky slammed Sam into the wall in that elevator scene, the reason it looked so authentic was because Amanda had overcompensated during the stunt move and had actually ended up with a concussion. So when we see Sam slumping down into the elevator, it was not acting on Amanda's part.

I would assume that what we saw after she had been hurt was all filmed during the original scene. I doubt the other actor would have known Amanda had really been hurt until after he checked her. However, the scene where Jack and the gang open the door was probably filmed after they realized it.

Edit: Ooops, ignore my post. I seem to have misread your original statement. :D

Well I'm glad you posted it, because I didn't know any of that :D

Uber
June 17th, 2006, 10:09 AM
The episodes with the scenes I picked were 1st Commandment, Fire and Water, Singularity and There but for the Grace of God.

And I'll tell you why later...but I need to dig up piccies first. ;)

astrogeologist
June 17th, 2006, 11:36 AM
Ok here goes...

The enemy within:the scene where Kawalsky 'kidnapes' her into the elevator and how she handles it all... You can see that she is scared but she also knows that she has to be normal otherwise she can't escape... the way she talks to Kawalsky and everything make it that she is strong to not starts to panic. and when she hits the wall and lays injured... you really could think that she is hurt.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/1337/ewcarterangst3nv.jpg

Emancipation: just the hole episode she acts wonderful but I love the scene with (can't remember his name) and how she reacts to him, the way she let her use but still is woman enough to resist it.
http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9431/ecarterkleed8rq.jpg

Fire and water: there are so much nice moments of sam in it... you see the emotional sam, they way she can't cope with the lost of Daniel but also the sam who wants to help out, here my favourit scenes:
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/3153/fwverdrietcarter5np.jpg
http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/184/fwwatercarter6tc.jpg
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5868/fwhypnosecarter5cv.jpg

Hathor: I really liked the scene where she is in the holding cell with Janet, the woman know that they have to do something and then they are going to seduce the boys... the way she react to the fact that she has to do that and everything...
http://img111.imageshack.us/img111/5135/hcellcarter5sv.jpg

Singularity: I know most of you will like that one cause you can see how much problems she has when there is a child involved to it and that she is military but still has her feeling and they are hard to deal with when she likes Cassie. favourit scene is when she is crying in the elevator
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/359/scarterinlift7tt.jpg

Solitudes: here you can see how much she is milatary but also that she can be frustrated when she can solve it... just love the hole ep. but when she is doing a splint for O'neill she is on her best
http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/7923/scarterenjack9ha.jpg

Sorry for the long post but I wanted to give you an explanation why I like the ep. and AT and also give some screencaps of it...
Wonderful post, RC! And - great pics! :cool:

JanSam
June 17th, 2006, 05:52 PM
I picked Singularity, Fire and Water and Solitudes.

In Singularity Amanda did an awesome job of showing the discomfort Sam had at first with Cassie. She went through so many different emotions from the discomfort and nervousness to anger and love. Heck I'm just not as good as the rest of you in putting it in to words so...
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2061/singularityelevatorscenegw7jx.jpg

Fire and Water well same reason...so many scenes and such a great performance!
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8641/fireandwatercollagegw6kq.jpg

Solitudes you felt Sam's anguish along with her.
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/7151/solitudes106mgw8be.jpg

astrogeologist
June 17th, 2006, 06:13 PM
I picked Singularity, Fire and Water and Solitudes.

In Singularity Amanda did an awesome job of showing the discomfort Sam had at first with Cassie. She went through so many different emotions from the discomfort and nervousness to anger and love. Heck I'm just not as good as the rest of you in putting it in to words so...
http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/2061/singularityelevatorscenegw7jx.jpg

Fire and Water well same reason...so many scenes and such a great performance!
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8641/fireandwatercollagegw6kq.jpg

Solitudes you felt Sam's anguish along with her.
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/7151/solitudes106mgw8be.jpgWhat fantastic photo collages, JanSam! They are wonderful :cool:
:jack_new_anime07: :jack_new_anime07: :jack_new_anime07:

Mandysg1
June 17th, 2006, 07:57 PM
It's hard not to tic off all of them ;) But I'd have to list Singularity at the top of my list, followed by Solitudes, Emancipation and Fire and Water.

Whew that's a big list. What's amazing about Amanda in those shows is that you weren't just watching them, you were feeling what Sam was feeling, Amanda didn't always need words to convey what was going on, her acting ability brought you in and took you for a ride a long with Sam. :)

tara3583
June 17th, 2006, 11:23 PM
I voted for:-
Emancipation
Singularity
Solitudes

Emancipation showed Amanda's ability to throw herself into "stunt work" i really liked the fight scene at the end, she let you feel the emotion and watch
how she brought this bully down a peg or two.

Singularity is my favourite of s1,that lift scene was so powerfull it took my breath away. I read somwhere that the director had got in Amanda's face and worked her up and made her angery because he knew she had it in her to get that scene out of her!

Solitudes showed Amanda giving us the determation of Sam of not giving up untill there was no other way to go. I liked the scene at the end where she gives Jack that last bit of comfort saying you can sleep now and saying it was an honour serving with you too sir. Once again Amanda makes you feel all
Sam's emotions just by watching her.

scarimor
June 18th, 2006, 03:11 AM
I had to re-watch Singularity last night after reading this thread and looking at the photos. Tonight it will by Emancipation (and Solitudes if I can squeeze it in).


http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f30/scarimor/soldiersciencesamani2.gif

TheWarrior
June 18th, 2006, 03:23 AM
Voted for

Emancipaton
Fire and Water
Solitudes
Singluarity

shipper hannah
June 18th, 2006, 02:17 PM
the ones that stood out for me were solidudes and singularity. her acting in singularity at the end when shes with cassie is heartbreaking!

DEM
June 18th, 2006, 06:33 PM
Emancipation
Fire and Water
Singularity
Solitudes

Chelle DB
June 19th, 2006, 02:57 AM
I know Amanda really did pass out when she did that scene. I just wonder... was that the scene they used afterwards? Or is she playing it?

Good ep BTW ;)
I didn't know she passed out...I think I heard that she had actually dis-located her shoulder when she hit the wall. Can someone confirm this for us please???

Anyhow, I voted for Singularity because the emotions that Amanda acted out were just brilliant..but then again, this was really hard to choose coz she is a great person and actor. It was just a nice side to her character that appealed to me in that ep. I loved her acting in Fire and Water and in Solitudes too. :D

Lizlove
June 19th, 2006, 03:39 AM
I didn't know she passed out...I think I heard that she had actually dis-located her shoulder when she hit the wall. Can someone confirm this for us please???


See...


Actually according to Amanda, when Kawalsky slammed Sam into the wall in that elevator scene, the reason it looked so authentic was because Amanda had overcompensated during the stunt move and had actually ended up with a concussion. So when we see Sam slumping down into the elevator, it was not acting on Amanda's part.

I would assume that what we saw after she had been hurt was all filmed during the original scene. I doubt the other actor would have known Amanda had really been hurt until after he checked her. However, the scene where Jack and the gang open the door was probably filmed after they realized it.


I don't know about a shoulder injury. Besides now we all know how good AT is at stunts :rolleyes:;)

Skydiver
June 19th, 2006, 05:53 AM
amanda gave herself a concussion. kawalsky tossed her back, and she tossed herself back and hit the wall too hard and knocked herself out.

if you look close in the briefing room scene later in the eps, you see rda/jack reach over and touch her arm. I don't know for sure but i've always attributed that to her coming back to work later that day/the next day - likely after a trip to the er and rick asking if his cast mate was ok

scarimor
June 19th, 2006, 06:05 AM
Eek. Sam's meant to get a-whumpin. AT shouldn't be whumping herself.

Aw, poor AT, that must have been one heck of a headache. She's a trooper, as they say.

ReganX
June 19th, 2006, 04:34 PM
Emancipation
Fire and Water
Singularity
Solitudes
There But For the Grace of God

Atlantis1
June 20th, 2006, 02:44 PM
My choose is Hathor.

L.A. Doyle
June 21st, 2006, 11:38 PM
Bump!:sam: