Nicely stated!Originally Posted by jckfan55
From what I've read AT deeply wants to portray a female officer in a positive and constructive light. She seemed to have a feeling of committment towards all of the women who really are in the military and how tough their lives are (in that male-dominated world). Here is an excerpt from an AT interviewthat kind of stuck with me:
[When] asked what sort of colonel Carter is going to be: Tapping stated:"... judging by the women that I’ve met in the military I’m going to conduct myself with grace and dignity and do my job really well." Cult Times (June 2004)
And I've heard AT quoted many times as stating that she wants to be a team member who happens to be a woman... and not the woman who happens to be a team member. The following is an excerpt from an interview in last Fall:
"...the thing that makes me so proud of this character and something that we've worked on for eight years is that she's so professional and so smart and so on top of her game and so competent," Tapping said in an interview during a break in filming on the show's Vancouver, B.C., set. "The dynamics between the four of them is so important, and the loyalty to the team and to the program and to exploration and to science." From SciFi Wire and the SciFi Magazine (Aug 2004)
Portions of these interviews also touch upon the impact of incorporating storylines about Carter's personal life - and AT's views on that. I'm not going to include excerpts here from those portions of the interview however, because it could easily turn the focus of this thread onto the volatile question of ship... and there are already several good on-going threads for ship.