A good example of what I want and a touching scene is the end of This Mortal Coil, when McKay buries himself in his work; the work wasn't important; the work was the thing Rodney was doing as a result of the "death" of Elizabeth, a traumatic event. An even better touch was the addition of the Carson mention, which tells us that he's remembered his dear friend all this time, but just doesn't say it very often because he's not that kind of person. I liked that a lot; it instantly made up for any lack of mention of Carson on McKay's part since Sunday. We got to see a new layer of his character; we got to see how he deals with grief and death.
Uh...where in that quote did I imply that I wanted them to be like me?But where are these inconsistencies in character. When has a character in either SG show done something patently uncharacteristic? And are you saying that you want them to be more like you so that you can identify more with them? But wouldn't that not really make sense since you've never been off-world defending a planet and/or galaxy?
It's not so much specific inconsistencies in character but rather a general "feel" I get that these characters don't have a very solid foundation, but rather they are carried by the plot and their actions are dictated by that, instead of the other way around, where their own characteristics dictate where the plot goes.
I didn't actually see much change from that singular event besides a lesson learned at the end of the episode. However, when you take a look at the series as a whole, Danny changed a lot, and that was pretty cool.Kind of like Daniel changed after his bid to take over the world?
Do note though that I haven't seen Absolute Power in a while.
Well, it depends on how much time is passed, doesn't it? The effects should be parsed out accordingly. Still, even if a lot of time has passed, I would like to see some effects lasting onto the next one to "bridge the gap", as it were. Either way, they shouldn't forget it. Also, continuity refers to more than just character. If the ship is damaged, keep it damaged; if they don't keep it damaged, then allude to the fact that they repaired it. It's the tiny details that makes the continuity strong.So you want something that happens in one episode to have affected them in the next despite much time having passed in the timelines of the shows between episodes?
As long as it takes. I still dwell on events from 10 years ago. Other people may simply forget it; however the case, I want this to be true to their character. Are people who don't dwell on past events different in other aspects than those who do? I think so. Me and my dad dwell on events of the past, but my mom doesn't, and in return she's been the strongest person in my life; she's basically fearless. I imagine that people who do dwell may be afraid of causing that trauma again, and be more fearful.When you are facing the next great disaster ever few days to a week, how long would you realistically dwell on one event?
It's fascinating stuff, and IMHO is really the joy in writing TV shows; you get to burrow into the minds of so many who are different from you.