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GateWorld
August 18th, 2005, 09:32 PM
<DIV ALIGN=CENTER><TABLE WIDTH=420 CELLPADDING=0 CELLSPACING=0 BORDER=0><TR><TD><DIV ALIGN=LEFT><FONT FACE="Arial" SIZE=2 COLOR="#000000"><A HREF="http://www.gateworld.net/articles/interviews/black01.shtml"><IMG SRC="http://www.gateworld.net/articles/interviews/graphics/black01_m.jpg" WIDTH=90 HEIGHT=104 ALIGN=RIGHT BORDER=0 HSPACE=8 VSPACE=3></A><FONT SIZE=1 COLOR="#666666">INTERVIEW:</FONT><BR><FONT SIZE=4><A HREF="http://www.gateworld.net/articles/interviews/black01.shtml" STYLE="text-decoration: none">BLACK IS BACK</A></FONT>
<FONT SIZE=2><I>GateWorld talks with Claudia Black</I></FONT>
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She's rocked <I>Stargate SG-1</I>'s ninth season as the lovable thief and con artist Vala Mal Doran. Now Claudia Black goes one-on-one with GateWorld!

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<B>FORUM EXCLUSIVE!</B> Download the MP3 audio interview below ...</FONT><BR CLEAR=ALL>
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CKO
August 18th, 2005, 09:47 PM
*celebrates* Darren. great job ;) off to d/l the clip :) there are gonna be so many CB/Vala fans jumpin' for joy after readin' and or listenin' to the interview.

*hugs*

CKO
August 18th, 2005, 10:08 PM
it worked..(and im on dialup too ) although the volume was a little low (when you were askin' the questions.)

but other then that no probs.

must have been a fun interview to conduct, as a scaper. (yes we saw that on the front page in the interview sect.)

GateWorld
August 18th, 2005, 10:14 PM
Yep, that's because Claudia was the only one mic'ed. I'll take her intoxicating voice over mine any day. ;)

Darren

Quinn Mallory
August 18th, 2005, 10:49 PM
thanks for the interview.

I'm just a bit curious about this change of making the download available only to members of the forum. Is this meant to increase the number of forum members or was there too many people downloading from the main site to cause some problems?

As much as I enjoy Vala, I'm excited to have Sam and the new regular team back this week.

duffarama
August 18th, 2005, 10:58 PM
thanks for the interview.

I'm just a bit curious about this change of making the download available only to members of the forum. Is this meant to increase the number of forum members or was there too many people downloading from the main site to cause some problems?

As much as I enjoy Vala, I'm excited to have Sam and the new regular team back this week.
Great interview Darren. I actually didn't mind the low sound quality of the audio.
Not sure why the speil has only been made available to members, but anyway, I am one now so I have nothing to worry about do I? :)

Kalliope
August 18th, 2005, 11:37 PM
What a wonderful start of the day!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! :)

Kas
August 19th, 2005, 12:02 AM
What a fantastic interview! Thanks Darren.

It's a joy to see what fun she's having creating this role. Such a complete and utter contrast to her previous character and a real challenge for the ever-talented Ms Black.

Vala's certainly set SGC alight and confused poor Danny somewhat. I've loved seeing Vala develop this season and hope to see her character back.

AGateFan
August 19th, 2005, 01:11 AM
Thanks for the interview.
GW continues its top notch coverage of all things Stargate and remains one of the websites I have ever visted!!!

valaCB
August 19th, 2005, 01:15 AM
Thank you for it, It was a pleasure hearin it :cool:

Qasim
August 19th, 2005, 01:44 AM
Thanks

mdlatham
August 19th, 2005, 06:07 AM
Great! I hope the producers listen to the fans and bring her character back as a regular. She has carried the show this season, but all the scripts have really been for her character. Ben needs to get more screen time. Farscape Forever!

mel77
August 19th, 2005, 07:52 AM
Fantastic!! Thanks. :)

Steve_the_Wraith
August 19th, 2005, 09:07 AM
Great interview thanks!

David
August 19th, 2005, 10:56 AM
Great! I hope the producers listen to the fans and bring her character back as a regular. She has carried the show this season, but all the scripts have really been for her character. Ben needs to get more screen time. Farscape Forever!
I really doubt we'll be dissapointed. We've spent so much time with her this year that it only makes sense to bring her back -- despite the fact that she lives a hemisphere away, which encourages another multi-episode arc, say for the end of the season or ... hehe .. early next!

ValaMalduran
August 19th, 2005, 11:18 AM
Thanks very much for the interview. :)

A.

psycho_warbaby
August 19th, 2005, 10:48 PM
Thanks guys.. claudia has added a refresing outlook to the show!

kadosho
August 20th, 2005, 12:54 AM
After seeing tonight's ep, it really goes to show how much effort she put into this character. Especially after a roller-coaster"fied" S8.
In some ways, Vala has actually toned a "Farscape" within SG-1.
And that's a positive thing, adding a bit more spunk and fun within the character design. Hopefully she will return.

rebelwriter03
August 20th, 2005, 06:23 AM
Wonderful! I have yet to see last nights ep, but I know I would love for Vala to come back (if nothing else, she makes good dinner conversation!)

Thanks for the interview!

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
August 20th, 2005, 06:22 PM
Worst one I've listen to (Chris Judge (the latest one) was the first one I listened) I'm not saying it sucked (or was crappy), it was interesting.

GateWorld
August 20th, 2005, 08:10 PM
It was interesting, but the worst you've listened to? I'm not following.

Do you mean the quality of the audio recording? That's a known issue with this particular interview, and one of the reasons it's not available on the main site. We were considering publishing it as text-only, but thought forum members would love the added bonus of listening to Claudia.

Darren

duffarama
August 21st, 2005, 02:17 AM
Yeah, isn't it just mouthwatering listening to Vala? :)
Glad you posted up the mp3 file, even though it was a bit mushed. :D

Aeryn/Vala
August 21st, 2005, 09:49 AM
Thanks for that :)

LoveYouBaby
August 21st, 2005, 11:43 AM
How clever, mp3 as an attachment.

The interview was very cool. Claudia sounds like a warm and gracious person.

Thanks for the cool interview, D/D and Claudia Black. :D

Kalliope
August 22nd, 2005, 08:53 AM
Maybe next time you'll be able to give us a video interview? :)

Dis'tra
August 24th, 2005, 08:01 AM
Great interview.. Thanks a bunch!!

esoap524
August 24th, 2005, 04:16 PM
It was interesting, but the worst you've listened to? I'm not following.

Do you mean the quality of the audio recording? That's a known issue with this particular interview, and one of the reasons it's not available on the main site. We were considering publishing it as text-only, but thought forum members would love the added bonus of listening to Claudia.

Darren

The bonus of listening to Claudia was worth the bit of quality issue in the audio. I could hear it just fine.

I think some people just like to complain ;)

ETA: Pardon my manners--THANK YOU!

SunKrux
August 24th, 2005, 06:07 PM
The only problem I had was Claudia sounded like she had a lisp or possibly a mouth guard in. LOL I attribute that to the quality of my crappy speakers. ;)

Great job Gateworld! THANK YOU!! :D

shiznaw
December 31st, 2005, 10:40 AM
Great! I hope the producers listen to the fans and bring her character back as a regular. She has carried the show this season, but all the scripts have really been for her character. Ben needs to get more screen time. Farscape Forever!

This is exactly what I'm talking about. how can you seperate FArscape and Stargate in regards to these characters...you can't..

esoap524
December 31st, 2005, 02:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdlatham
Great! I hope the producers listen to the fans and bring her character back as a regular. She has carried the show this season, but all the scripts have really been for her character. Ben needs to get more screen time. Farscape Forever!

This is exactly what I'm talking about. how can you seperate FArscape and Stargate in regards to these characters...you can't..


Well, I think you can. Some people are just overly exuberant, "long live Farscape types." Watch a Farscape and SG1 back to back; they're not even remotely the same, nor are the actors/characters in question the same.

PG15
December 31st, 2005, 07:19 PM
And then there are of course those people who've never watched Farscape.

esoap524
December 31st, 2005, 07:58 PM
And then there are of course those people who've never watched Farscape.

Which makes it difficult to compare the two shows. I was trying to think of the least obnoxious FS episode to introduce the show to a SG1 fan. I came up with A Bug's Life--the only aliens are the main characters, it features a military squad on the hunt for a mystery virus and is a sort of whodunit.

I thought I'd lead people astray and recommend John Quixote but I wouldn't do that to the unitiated. I can hardly even watch it.

KillerMercury
January 1st, 2006, 05:01 PM
As a Pro Claudia/Vala fan, this interview is a godsend. Definitely a different character from Aeryn, a great person to play opposite of Daniel.