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AdiposeMan
June 13th, 2004, 03:58 AM
This looks like it's going to be a very dark & heavy type of SCI-FI show.
Where's the fun, uplifting, "neat" type of SciFi like SG-1 is/was?

SGSlugger
June 13th, 2004, 06:42 AM
If I missed something, I'm sorry, but what show are you refering to?

Nolamom
June 13th, 2004, 06:55 AM
I think this post thread belongs in Atlantis...this fellow has only made a couple of posts so far and apparently didn't realize there are different sections for different things.

Skydiver
June 13th, 2004, 09:12 AM
if this belongs in atlantis, i'll move it there. I'm with you, i'm a bit unclear what it's about :)

Newbie
June 13th, 2004, 10:26 PM
umm...today is the newbies day on this forum...sry...too many new ppl that don't really know what they are doing..lmao...anyway...Atlantis...YEA...CREEPY...got to Atlantis forum adn READ MORE.

Bagpuss
June 14th, 2004, 10:38 AM
I say, let's give "Adipose Man" the chance to come back, and specify which Show he's referring to,before we pass any judgements on his posting capabilities. :D

(I think he's referring to Atlantis,but I don't know for sure either,btw. :o )

SGSlugger
June 14th, 2004, 04:33 PM
I say, let's give "Adipose Man" the chance to come back, and specify which Show he's referring to,before we pass any judgements on his posting capabilities. :D

(I think he's referring to Atlantis,but I don't know for sure either,btw. :o )

Agreed (best not to risk it :) ). But should we begin to talk about the darkness of Atlantis, wether or not he's referring to it?

ShadowMaat
June 14th, 2004, 04:43 PM
There have been, what? A couple of commercials? You can't possibly get any idea of what the tone of an entire series is going to be like based on a couple of commercials. It's all in the editing. Hell, you could make the ep URGO look sinister if you wanted to. Other Guys? Full of deadly peril. Window of Opportunity? Try Window of DOOM. Heck, did any of you even see the commercials for Heroes that aired on SCIFI? They were deliberately misleading and not a tad melodramatic.

I think I'd rather wait and actually watch a few eps before I decide that its going to be "dark and heavy"... and keep in mind that SG-1 wasn't exactly full of rainbows and kittens right at the start. In fact, I don't think there's much rainbows-and-kittens about SG-1 in general.

That being said, there's nothing wrong with a little darkness now and then. Take it from me:

The Shadow knows... http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/scorchio/sevil.gif

Bagpuss
June 14th, 2004, 04:52 PM
Agreed (best not to risk it :) ). But should we begin to talk about the darkness of Atlantis, wether or not he's referring to it?
LOL!! I think Shadow already has! ;)

Bagpuss
June 14th, 2004, 04:58 PM
I think I'd rather wait and actually watch a few eps before I decide that its going to be "dark and heavy"... and keep in mind that SG-1 wasn't exactly full of rainbows and kittens right at the start. In fact, I don't think there's much rainbows-and-kittens about SG-1 in general.

Very true,Shadow! I'll leave any further debate alone for now,though. :)
(Mainly 'cos it's 2 am,and I need sleeeeeep.....)

Skydiver
June 14th, 2004, 05:29 PM
soo.....you kids want me to move this to atlantis folder?

ShadowMaat
June 14th, 2004, 05:31 PM
soo.....you kids want me to move this to atlantis folder?
Since I doubt the original poster is coming back... Yes, please, Mistress Moderator. :D

Skydiver
June 14th, 2004, 06:17 PM
consider it moved :D

SGSlugger
June 14th, 2004, 07:00 PM
There have been, what? A couple of commercials? You can't possibly get any idea of what the tone of an entire series is going to be like based on a couple of commercials. It's all in the editing. Hell, you could make the ep URGO look sinister if you wanted to. Other Guys? Full of deadly peril. Window of Opportunity? Try Window of DOOM. Heck, did any of you even see the commercials for Heroes that aired on SCIFI? They were deliberately misleading and not a tad melodramatic.

I think I'd rather wait and actually watch a few eps before I decide that its going to be "dark and heavy"... and keep in mind that SG-1 wasn't exactly full of rainbows and kittens right at the start. In fact, I don't think there's much rainbows-and-kittens about SG-1 in general.

That being said, there's nothing wrong with a little darkness now and then. Take it from me:

The Shadow knows... http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/scorchio/sevil.gif

Take a deep breath Shadow. :) Okay? Good. ( :p )
I think that he's gathering that it's gonna be dark from the interviews and such. Vampires = dark flick (unless Disney makes it.)

ShadowMaat
June 14th, 2004, 07:07 PM
Take a deep breath Shadow. :) Okay? Good. ( :p )
I think that he's gathering that it's gonna be dark from the interviews and such. Vampires = dark flick (unless Disney makes it.)
:P

I prefer to ignore the vampires analogy because it's just so godawful CHEESY. It's unbelievably, mind-bogglingly STUPID and I refuse to believe that TPTB woud subject us to anything that trite and soporific. All my opinion, of course, but vampires??! Gah! Don't care if they suck blood, souls, or chocolate syrup, they're just a terrible, boring, overused idea. There is no life left in the vampire genre! Get over it and move on! :P

Hm. That was strangely cathartic... ;)

SGSlugger
June 14th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Are you suggesting that after the first ep they should make the wraith a NICE enemy? :p

What's you're opinion of how it should go? (Let it out Shadow -- I've got Enya playing and I'm tired :p )

ShadowMaat
June 14th, 2004, 07:28 PM
"Nice enemy." Bah. :P I just don't think the Big Bad should be anything as stereotypical as a bunch of vampires. Granted, puppetmasters like the Goa'uld aren't a fair sight better, but... I dunno, I've just always really hated the concept of vampires. They seem so DULL. I'm much more of a werewolf person. :D

Back on topic, though, I still don't understand why a "darker" show would be such a bad thing-- IF the writers chose to take Altantis down that path. Dark can make for good drama, good plotting, good character development, LOADS of angst... Besides, as I already said, SG-1 manages to leaven the darkness with lighter moments, so I have no doubts that Atlantis will follow do the same.

SGSlugger
June 14th, 2004, 07:37 PM
Dark isn't necessarily a bad thing as much as it is a good thing. I think too that it can be used to produce some interesting storylines. I'm all excited for this new show, dark or not.

As far as the big baddy, a lot of it has already been done over the years of television. As soon as you'd take the time to create the ultimate bad guy, someone else would already be trying to make a carbon copy.

Newbie
June 15th, 2004, 10:56 PM
There have been, what? A couple of commercials? You can't possibly get any idea of what the tone of an entire series is going to be like based on a couple of commercials. It's all in the editing. Hell, you could make the ep URGO look sinister if you wanted to. Other Guys? Full of deadly peril. Window of Opportunity? Try Window of DOOM. Heck, did any of you even see the commercials for Heroes that aired on SCIFI? They were deliberately misleading and not a tad melodramatic.

I think I'd rather wait and actually watch a few eps before I decide that its going to be "dark and heavy"... and keep in mind that SG-1 wasn't exactly full of rainbows and kittens right at the start. In fact, I don't think there's much rainbows-and-kittens about SG-1 in general.


Well there was a threat before, and some ppl including me agreed that ATL is goin to be creepy/spocky beacuse of the Wraith

SGSlugger
June 16th, 2004, 06:39 PM
It will also be creepy because we don't really know what's out there. It's a completly new galaxy. Atleast in the Milky Way we know the general structure of things.

ShadowMaat
June 16th, 2004, 06:46 PM
It will also be creepy because we don't really know what's out there. It's a completly new galaxy. Atleast in the Milky Way we know the general structure of things.
I'm guessing this new galaxy will have... trees. Lots and lots of trees. ;) Dunno what you mean by "structure" of things, but I have a feeling all life encountered will be based on right-hand nucleotides and that buildings and people and whatnot will be pretty much what we've seen on SG-1. Guess it depends on HOW different they wanna make things. Different atmosphere, same adventure. That's my guess.

Selmak
June 27th, 2004, 06:53 AM
Maybe the Atlantis trailers are like ink blots. But instead of seeing a butterfly or bat you will see if the show is "heavy" or light-hearted.