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prion
April 24th, 2007, 05:10 PM
Contains some minor spoilers, so if you hate spoilers, STOP NOW! ;)










Here's an except.There are a few more questions in the magazine itself.

From page 61 of the April 30-May 6 US TV GUIDE.

Q: What's this about Daniel Jackson becoming a Prior of the Ori?

Amanda: I could tell you but then I would have to kill you [laughs]. Poor Daniel has really been through it. He's ascended, and now he's a Prior. The Ori is a fundamentalist religious group and Daniel gets tortured into their ways. It’s a good team episode about us trying to save our friend.

Q: What can we expect in the last six TV episodes?

Amanda: We gear up to wrapping the Ori story line. Its a build up to [the 2008 direct to video release, "Arc of Truth"] we're shooting now. [In] the final SG-1 episode, we're stuck in time dilation field and we grow old together. That's pretty cool.

Q: Sam Carter is joining Stargate Atlantis next season. What will her function be?
Amanda: She comes over initially to help out with situation and then ends up being brought back as the commander. She takes Weir's place.

dipsofjazz
April 24th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Contains some minor spoilers, so if you hate spoilers, STOP NOW! ;)
Here's an except.There are a few more questions in the magazine itself.

From page 61 of the April 30-May 6 US TV GUIDE.

Q: What's this about Daniel Jackson becoming a Prior of the Ori?

Amanda: I could tell you but then I would have to kill you [laughs]. Poor Daniel has really been through it. He's ascended, and now he's a Prior. The Ori is a fundamentalist religious group and Daniel gets tortured into their ways. It’s a good team episode about us trying to save our friend.

Q: What can we expect in the last six TV episodes?

Amanda: We gear up to wrapping the Ori story line. Its a build up to [the 2008 direct to video release, "Arc of Truth"] we're shooting now. [In] the final SG-1 episode, we're stuck in time dilation field and we grow old together. That's pretty cool.

Q: Sam Carter is joining Stargate Atlantis next season. What will her function be?
Amanda: She comes over initially to help out with situation and then ends up being brought back as the commander. She takes Weir's place.
You missed adding the next question...

Q: There has been some fan controversy over that.

Amanda: Whenever a character leaves that people love, its always difficult. It's completely amicable and I think the fans need to know that. There's no ill will in terms of me coming over, or Torri [Higginson] leaving.

Agent_Dark
April 24th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Q: Sam Carter is joining Stargate Atlantis next season. What will her function be?
Amanda: She comes over initially to help out with situation and then ends up being brought back as the commander.

:):):)

prion
April 24th, 2007, 05:31 PM
You missed adding the next question...

Q: There has been some fan controversy over that.

Amanda: Whenever a character leaves that people love, its always difficult. It's completely amicable and I think the fans need to know that. There's no ill will in terms of me coming over, or Torri [Higginson] leaving.

I know I did. That's why I said it was an excerpt :)

dipsofjazz
April 24th, 2007, 05:35 PM
I know I did. That's why I said it was an excerpt :)

I understand that, but it's an important question and answer. Those of us not in the US can't read the article, therefore I think it's a good idea to mention it in the news folder.

nekoi
April 25th, 2007, 12:55 AM
I love Amanda... what a sense of humour! :sam:

I figured she'd be taking Weir's place.... as did everyone else... but I'm glad that we have a solid source now... and some people are taking it way too hard, since Weir WILL be coming back. Sheesh. :sam: :weir:

Linzi
April 25th, 2007, 01:37 AM
You missed adding the next question...

Q: There has been some fan controversy over that.

Amanda: Whenever a character leaves that people love, its always difficult. It's completely amicable and I think the fans need to know that. There's no ill will in terms of me coming over, or Torri [Higginson] leaving.
Yep. That's a pretty important question and answer. Thanks for that. I don't live in the US, and have no acces to that article. :)

flynn1959
April 25th, 2007, 02:35 AM
Q: Sam Carter is joining Stargate Atlantis next season. What will her function be?
Amanda: She comes over initially to help out with situation and then ends up being brought back as the commander. She takes Weir's place.



Well just like the wonderful Torri I will be too much of a lady to comment on this, much, I will only say this ...there is no way Carter will ever be able to replace Weir. It's like a thief taking away your gold and leaving you a worthless lead brick in it's place.

Agent_Dark
April 25th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Well just like the wonderful Torri I will be too much of a lady to comment on this, much, I will only say this ...there is no way Carter will ever be able to replace Weir. It's like a thief taking away your gold and leaving you a worthless lead brick in it's place.

lol, Lead probably has more practical uses than Gold. Most of Gold's uses come from decorative uses, which are only there to look 'shiny'.

Though good work saying you won't comment on it, and then commenting on it anyway.

Linzi
April 25th, 2007, 04:43 AM
lol, Lead probably has more practical uses than Gold. Most of Gold's uses come from decorative uses, which are only there to look 'shiny'.

Though good work saying you won't comment on it, and then commenting on it anyway.
Excellent reply. :)

prion
April 25th, 2007, 04:57 AM
I love Amanda... what a sense of humour! :sam:

I figured she'd be taking Weir's place.... as did everyone else... but I'm glad that we have a solid source now... and some people are taking it way too hard, since Weir WILL be coming back. Sheesh. :sam: :weir:

Er, Weir is now a recurring character,four episodes only thus far, compared to Carter being a regular and in 14 episodes, so you should be able to understand that fans of Weir aren't that thrilled. Just think if the roles were reversed - Sam knocked down to recurring on SG1 and say, McKay took her spot. but then there's a whole thread, or six, on this topic.

GateGipsy
April 25th, 2007, 05:58 AM
It is just a turn of phrase. If you leave your job, and someone else takes over your old position, then they are often referred to as being your replacement. It doesn't mean anything other than that, and it certainly doesn't mean the person is better/being compared to the person who has left.

Amanda was asked what Carter's function would be, and she answered that.

Carter being in Atlantis will get me watching the show again. Wouldn't it have been so much better to have seen Carter and Weir together? You betcha!

Atlantis has had a lot of cast changes compared to SG1.

flynn1959
April 25th, 2007, 09:34 AM
lol, Lead probably has more practical uses than Gold. Most of Gold's uses come from decorative uses, which are only there to look 'shiny'.

Though good work saying you won't comment on it, and then commenting on it anyway.


Gold is precious and rare, lead is base and common. And do you know the meaning of the word much? Or do you simply not read an entire post?

flynn1959
April 25th, 2007, 09:42 AM
[QUOTE=GateGipsy;6604238]

Carter being in Atlantis will get me watching the show again.

QUOTE]

And Carter being on Atlantis has driven me away from the show.

I wonder how many new viewers will be cancelled out by the old viewers that Carter and the many changes on Atlantis have driven away? If Weir was still there in charge and if Becket was still there, I might just have kept watching, if Carter had a minor role in the odd episode. I have watched SG1 for years with her on and have managed to ignore her, so I am sure I could have done that again with Atlantis.

It seems just plain daft of tptb to drive so many of thier viewers away like this. They could have had the best of both worlds...kept the old fans and maybe attracted a few new ones like yourself.

BPC
April 25th, 2007, 10:42 AM
I'm so glad Ms. Tapping confirmed her role here for Atlantis - this will definitely get me to start to watch the show --- now the Teyla arc though sounds like it could really turn into a cheese-fest --- sounds too familiar to a recent arc that went down the dumper with its season 1-2 cliche-fest brethern on Stargate Command.

kadosho
April 25th, 2007, 01:02 PM
Amanda's acting is solid wherever she goes. With her arrival elsewhere, I think this may get a bit more interesting. I do agree, changes are difficult to get used to, but Atlantis has been gaining alot more promise. Curious how this might turn out.

prion
April 25th, 2007, 01:58 PM
[QUOTE=GateGipsy;6604238]

Carter being in Atlantis will get me watching the show again.

QUOTE]

And Carter being on Atlantis has driven me away from the show.

I wonder how many new viewers will be cancelled out by the old viewers that Carter and the many changes on Atlantis have driven away? If Weir was still there in charge and if Becket was still there, I might just have kept watching, if Carter had a minor role in the odd episode. I have watched SG1 for years with her on and have managed to ignore her, so I am sure I could have done that again with Atlantis.

It seems just plain daft of tptb to drive so many of thier viewers away like this. They could have had the best of both worlds...kept the old fans and maybe attracted a few new ones like yourself.

Only time will tell. Cast changes both attract and drive away viewers, and it's going to be hard to tell as Nielsen ratings people don't write down WHY they don't watch a show. THe biggest problem is that the show is making changes constantly, which really doesn't bode well for any show. Too many changes, you do risk alienating viewers. For many people, TV is comfort fare. Have a crappy day at work? You come home and watch an hour of something you find fun, or dramatic, but in some respect, soothing. This is why I don't cotton to the inane idea of boosting ratings by KILLING characters. Heck, my favorite character gets killed, I usually stop watching.

Carter will attract a certain percentage of SG1 fans to the show (in the same way that if they'd had Jackson or O'Neill or Mitchell, you'd pull in those fans too). Losing Weir will lose some fans too.

And uh, that Teyla thing that's going on, spoiler discussion to rant or whatever at THE SEER thread under season 4.

Agent_Dark
April 25th, 2007, 02:50 PM
Gold is precious and rare, lead is base and common. And do you know the meaning of the word much? Or do you simply not read an entire post?

Gold is only precious because we make it precious in our minds. Compared to lead, it doesn't have as much practical use at all. It's a good electrical conducter (though silver is a much better conducter and copper is far more practical for most uses anyway) and thats really about it. Lead on the other hand has been used for practical applications since the bronze age and still is today. The fact that it's rare is meaningless - Scandium, for example, is even rarer and has even fewer uses.

Mandysg1
April 25th, 2007, 04:45 PM
I know I will be tuning into Atlantis more, now that Carter is going to be on it. I would have preferred having both Weir and Carter, but TPTB chose to make the charater recurring. The actors understand the business and harbour no ill will towards each other, its too bad some fans can't do the same :rolleyes:

prion
April 25th, 2007, 05:31 PM
I know I will be tuning into Atlantis more, now that Carter is going to be on it. I would have preferred having both Weir and Carter, but TPTB chose to make the charater recurring. The actors understand the business and harbour no ill will towards each other, its too bad some fans can't do the same :rolleyes:

The vast majority of fans don't harbor ill will toward the actors or even each other, but if they have bones to pick, it's with TPTB that made the decision (for some unfathomable reason, except that putting Carter on SG1 was designed in part just to bring SG1 fans to the show). yes, it's business, doesn't mean we have to like it ;)

Colonel Edwards
April 25th, 2007, 05:34 PM
Now that Carter is going to be incommand of Atlantis i presume that she will be permoted to brigader general. Even though she is comeing i am going to miss Dr.Weir.

Skydiver
April 25th, 2007, 05:52 PM
she can't be promoted to general, she has full colonel to go through first...and if a colonel can command a space ship, a colonel can command a city

besides i don't think sam has enough time in service to make it to brig general

prion
April 25th, 2007, 05:55 PM
she can't be promoted to general, she has full colonel to go through first...and if a colonel can command a space ship, a colonel can command a city

besides i don't think sam has enough time in service to make it to brig general

believe that's correct.

Mandysg1
April 25th, 2007, 06:54 PM
The vast majority of fans don't harbor ill will toward the actors or even each other, but if they have bones to pick, it's with TPTB that made the decision (for some unfathomable reason, except that putting Carter on SG1 was designed in part just to bring SG1 fans to the show). yes, it's business, doesn't mean we have to like it ;)


Yes I agree the vast majority don't habor ill will toward the actors or each other but it's just those few that are spreading themselves around. I do understand their anger twoards TPTB, but not their constant slamming of actors or characters.....it's become very annoying.

Skydiver
April 25th, 2007, 07:04 PM
as long as they don't break the rules, they're allowed to be as annoying as they want.

Let's lose the comments about other fans please.

monkey_man132
April 25th, 2007, 07:24 PM
she can't be promoted to general, she has full colonel to go through first...and if a colonel can command a space ship, a colonel can command a city

besides i don't think sam has enough time in service to make it to brig general I concur I think she will become a Colonel and as Colonel if Wier is unable to serve as leader she can take command of Atlantis.I can't wait to see how this will affect Sheppard.

prion
April 25th, 2007, 07:27 PM
I concur I think she will become a Colonel and as Colonel if Wier is unable to serve as leader she can take command of Atlantis.I can't wait to see how this will affect Sheppard.

Er, it's Dr. Weir. She's not military.

monkey_man132
April 25th, 2007, 07:36 PM
Er, it's Dr. Weir. She's not military.Perhaps you misunderstood. I said:



I concur, I think she(Carter) will become a Colonel and as Colonel, if Wier is unable to serve as leader, she(Carter) can take command of Atlantis.

I forgot some commas. I guess in my head I just read it as if there were commas, my bad.

esoap524
April 25th, 2007, 09:19 PM
lol, Lead probably has more practical uses than Gold. Most of Gold's uses come from decorative uses, which are only there to look 'shiny'.

Though good work saying you won't comment on it, and then commenting on it anyway.

I was thinking the same thing! Very sly! "I won't comment but to say that one is gold and one is a worthless brick." Tell us what you REALLY think.

I'm sorry that Higginson is leaving, I'm glad Tapping still has a role in the Stargate universe. They're both good actresses. I remember some negative comments regarding Claudia Black vs Amanda Tapping when Black first ended up in the Stargate universe. I hope that kind of mindset isn't kicking up again re: Tapping vs Higginson.

flynn1959
April 26th, 2007, 01:07 AM
Gold is only precious because we make it precious in our minds. Compared to lead, it doesn't have as much practical use at all. It's a good electrical conducter (though silver is a much better conducter and copper is far more practical for most uses anyway) and thats really about it. Lead on the other hand has been used for practical applications since the bronze age and still is today. The fact that it's rare is meaningless - Scandium, for example, is even rarer and has even fewer uses.

Try telling that to the millions of rheumatism surrerers worldwide who get gold injections that allow them to get out of bed and walk each morning. Or the air purifier manufactures who use gold, or the dentists who use gold for fillings, or the doctors who use gold nanoparticles to detect cancer, or the police who use it in fingerprint detection or... oh well you get the idea. Anyway, back OT we want our gold back, we don't want the lead.

Each and every article I read from this woman just makes me dislike her more, is she really that insensistive?

nekoi
April 26th, 2007, 02:14 AM
Each and every article I read from this woman just makes me dislike her more, is she really that insensistive?

Not insensitive, but just honest. She's not making fun of anyone or putting Torri down... The fact is that Torri is being put aside for a season and Amanda is stepping up. I don't think Amanda has any reason to appologize for being written into this situation... Blame the writers.

prion
April 26th, 2007, 05:06 AM
Not insensitive, but just honest. She's not making fun of anyone or putting Torri down... The fact is that Torri is being put aside for a season and Amanda is stepping up. I don't think Amanda has any reason to appologize for being written into this situation... Blame the writers.

Er, producer/writers, and probably somebody at Skiffy ;) However, Torri being removed from regular status is, I doubt, just a 'season' thing. Unless Carter doesn't work out, which seesm doubtful. However, season 5 has to get greenlighted and that all depends on season 3 back 10 episode ratings, which aren't great right now. of course, maybe if SciFi PROMOTED the show it might help.

kiwigater
April 26th, 2007, 05:17 AM
Popped in here out of interest, only to find a bunch of bickering. Please stop the sniping, and keep on topic.

esoap524
April 26th, 2007, 06:55 AM
Not insensitive, but just honest. She's not making fun of anyone or putting Torri down... The fact is that Torri is being put aside for a season and Amanda is stepping up. I don't think Amanda has any reason to appologize for being written into this situation... Blame the writers.

Or even the network itself. The actors, especially without producer credit, are probably on the lower rungs of the power structure.

It's sort of like blaming Ben Browder when he was brought into Stargate for "displacing" Carter. That stuff happens in real life, not just tv life.

I didn't hear Tapping diss Higginson or anything else...where's the insensitive part?

Linzi
April 26th, 2007, 08:50 AM
Or even the network itself. The actors, especially without producer credit, are probably on the lower rungs of the power structure.

It's sort of like blaming Ben Browder when he was brought into Stargate for "displacing" Carter. That stuff happens in real life, not just tv life.

I didn't hear Tapping diss Higginson or anything else...where's the insensitive part?
Agreed! AT actually said there's no ill feeling at all, ie, they're all grown ups and know how the business works! People are taking this way too personally. In business people come and go all the time, it's a fact of life. In the TV world your character gets axed and someone fills the void. That's the way it goes. Can't blame AT for taking a job. I'd do the same in her place. I couldn't care who had the job before me, if someone offers me a job and I want to take it, I would, and I'd do what's best for my career and my family without hesitation. I can't believe anyone could possibly say someone's insensitive for saying you're coming in when someone's left - whatever the circumstances.

As for saying you don't like an actor the more you read interviews with them? Hmmmm, that's bordering on disrespect and just smacks of the good old sour grape phenomenum. ;)

I too think Carter will be promoted to full bird Colonel. General is out of the question, I understand from friends in the Air Force, as you have work your way through the ranks to progress. I'm interested to know the timing of the events. Does Carter go away just for a few episodes, or within an episode, and then come back to assume command? This is very interesting news!

Pitry
April 26th, 2007, 09:08 AM
Linzi - I agree with everything you said... cept for that small bit.


As for saying you don't like an actor the more you read interviews with them? Hmmmm, that's bordering on disrespect and just smacks of the good old sour grape phenomenum.

How differnet is it from people readnig interviews with TPTB and saying in response they sound smug and full of themselves or whatnot? If a person is being interviewed and presents certain views you disagree with, or perhaps sayign things in a way you feel is inapropriate, you usually end up respecting them less - just like reading interviews can make you respect (and "like", at least their public image) more (I, for example, love David Hewlett more adn more with every interview I read of his). Actors aren't sacred - they're people, they can make mistakes, they can be disliked by other people - although disliking someone you've never met is silly - and they can reflect on themselves unfavourably in interviews...

Mandysg1
April 26th, 2007, 09:28 AM
Linzi - I agree with everything you said... cept for that small bit.



How differnet is it from people readnig interviews with TPTB and saying in response they sound smug and full of themselves or whatnot? If a person is being interviewed and presents certain views you disagree with, or perhaps sayign things in a way you feel is inapropriate, you usually end up respecting them less - just like reading interviews can make you respect (and "like", at least their public image) more (I, for example, love David Hewlett more adn more with every interview I read of his). Actors aren't sacred - they're people, they can make mistakes, they can be disliked by other people - although disliking someone you've never met is silly - and they can reflect on themselves unfavourably in interviews...

True enough, however I have yet to see an interview by Amanda Tapping where she has said anything bad or has put herself in an unfavourable light. If some one has seen such an interview please provide a link.

ussrelativity
April 26th, 2007, 09:33 AM
I don't seem to have any problems with Carter being in Atlantis as a scientist, but to command the Expedition replacing Weir isn't in my preferred tastes.

I suppose we will wait and see how it turns out.

prion
April 26th, 2007, 09:50 AM
True enough, however I have yet to see an interview by Amanda Tapping where she has said anything bad or has put herself in an unfavourable light. If some one has seen such an interview please provide a link.

I can't say I've seen it either. From everything i"ve seen, she sounds like a wonderful person. I just dont' want Carter on Atlantis. Nothing personal, like who we have, but I'll adjust, I think.

Pitry
April 26th, 2007, 10:08 AM
True enough, however I have yet to see an interview by Amanda Tapping where she has said anything bad or has put herself in an unfavourable light. If some one has seen such an interview please provide a link.

T'wasn't aimed at Amanda Tapping, tho, but a general comment. ;)

Skydiver
April 26th, 2007, 10:18 AM
True enough, however I have yet to see an interview by Amanda Tapping where she has said anything bad or has put herself in an unfavourable light. If some one has seen such an interview please provide a link.
considering that 'in an unfavorable light' is a subjectiver term and some people take mortal offense to teh fact that AT is even still on the show....people will take offense as it suits them to take offense.

Folks hate the actress and the character. so be it. There is no one that is universally loved and adored.

You have asked for 'proof' that will never be proven because it's all subjective and open to an individual's perception and personal predjudices.

And it'd be off topic in this thread, which is about the tv guide interview, not other interviews. :)

If a person's posts annoy you, use the ignore feature, or just don't read them.

Linzi
April 26th, 2007, 10:22 AM
Linzi - I agree with everything you said... cept for that small bit.



How differnet is it from people readnig interviews with TPTB and saying in response they sound smug and full of themselves or whatnot? If a person is being interviewed and presents certain views you disagree with, or perhaps sayign things in a way you feel is inapropriate, you usually end up respecting them less - just like reading interviews can make you respect (and "like", at least their public image) more (I, for example, love David Hewlett more adn more with every interview I read of his). Actors aren't sacred - they're people, they can make mistakes, they can be disliked by other people - although disliking someone you've never met is silly - and they can reflect on themselves unfavourably in interviews...
I think you make good points here. There's absolutely no reason anyone should like an actor/actress from an interview, and I'd agree, they certainly aren't sacred. It's fine to dislike too, if one feels so inclined. I just think it's polite to really keep those sort of comments out of public forums. I mean none of know any of the actors well personally, well, it's possible someone does, so it just seems judgemental to say you dislike someone when you don't know them personally. That could be just me though. :) I thought it was an honest and plain speaking interview, though a tad short!!!

Mandysg1
April 26th, 2007, 10:26 AM
I thought it was an honest and plain speaking interview, though a tad short!!!

Yea me too, I wonder how much of it was cut out?

nekoi
April 26th, 2007, 11:01 AM
So anywho.... I also think that She'll be upgraded to a full colonel. :sam:

And she doesn't need to be a Brg. General in order to run Atlantis. The original military leaders in Atlantis (Summner?) was a Colonel... as are Shep and Caldwell.

flynn1959
April 26th, 2007, 11:04 AM
True enough, however I have yet to see an interview by Amanda Tapping where she has said anything bad or has put herself in an unfavourable light. If some one has seen such an interview please provide a link.

Well speaking just for myself THIS interview puts Tapping in an unfavourable light. She sounds self-centered, insensitive and very false.

maxbo
April 26th, 2007, 11:24 AM
Though good work saying you won't comment on it, and then commenting on it anyway.

Thank you.


Yes I agree the vast majority don't habor ill will toward the actors or each other but it's just those few that are spreading themselves around. I do understand their anger twoards TPTB, but not their constant slamming of actors or characters.....it's become very annoying.

Yes, the actor bashing is annoying and unfortunately some of these bashers keep surfacing in so many different threads, including Pro- threads, that it's hard to avoid them. Extremely annoying.


I'm sorry that Higginson is leaving, I'm glad Tapping still has a role in the Stargate universe. They're both good actresses. I remember some negative comments regarding Claudia Black vs Amanda Tapping when Black first ended up in the Stargate universe. I hope that kind of mindset isn't kicking up again re: Tapping vs Higginson.

Unfortunately, that mindset is already in full force. It's gotten so bad that I hesitate to visit Elizabeth related threads because a few posters have a habit of bashing any actor they believe have wronged Torri somehow. I wish these posters could understand that that this petulant behaviour doesn't help Torri and that the best way to support her is to put their energies into politely sharing what they enjoy about her role on SGA with TPTB.


Not insensitive, but just honest. She's not making fun of anyone or putting Torri down... The fact is that Torri is being put aside for a season and Amanda is stepping up. I don't think Amanda has any reason to appologize for being written into this situation... Blame the writers.

Exactly, there is nothing insensitive about Amanda's interview. It's honest and to the point. I keep hearing Elizabeth supporters say that they want straight answers and Amanda provides them in this interview.


Agreed! AT actually said there's no ill feeling at all, ie, they're all grown ups and know how the business works! People are taking this way too personally. In business people come and go all the time, it's a fact of life. In the TV world your character gets axed and someone fills the void. That's the way it goes. Can't blame AT for taking a job. I'd do the same in her place. I couldn't care who had the job before me, if someone offers me a job and I want to take it, I would, and I'd do what's best for my career and my family without hesitation. I can't believe anyone could possibly say someone's insensitive for saying you're coming in when someone's left - whatever the circumstances.

Yes, this is the way this business works and Torri and Amanda understand this - actors come and go all the time, it's the nature of the business. It's too bad that some fans refuse to understand this. It's foolish to blame an actor for accepting a job that another actor once had.

flynn1959
April 26th, 2007, 11:37 AM
It's foolish to blame an actor for accepting a job that another actor once had.


I don't think anyone blames AT for accepting the job on Atlantis. She is a female actress of a certain age, with limited acting ability. My advice to her would be to stay on the show as long as she can get away with it, I hope it goes ten years...no twenty, that way she has a job and the rest of us don't have to watch her gurning and gulping her way through each and every scene.

I look forward to seeing Torri in lots of new roles on shows that appreciate what a talent she is.

Uber
April 26th, 2007, 11:59 AM
she can't be promoted to general, she has full colonel to go through first...and if a colonel can command a space ship, a colonel can command a city

besides i don't think sam has enough time in service to make it to brig generalTo the best of my knowledge, bases, facilities and 304s are not put under the command of anything less than Colonel. Maybourne, Emerson, Caldwell, Ellis, the Colonel from Scourge etc.

So I'd be surprised if Carter wasn't promoted to Full Bird before heading over for this kind of long term assignment.

sexy_penguin
April 26th, 2007, 12:05 PM
Gold is only precious because we make it precious in our minds. Compared to lead, it doesn't have as much practical use at all. It's a good electrical conducter (though silver is a much better conducter and copper is far more practical for most uses anyway) and thats really about it. Lead on the other hand has been used for practical applications since the bronze age and still is today. The fact that it's rare is meaningless - Scandium, for example, is even rarer and has even fewer uses.


Scandium is useful for helping geologists determine how magmas evolve.

Which is good if you live next to a volcano and want to know what kind of lava it's going throw at you..

Er... on topic. Man, I hate it when someone tells me "I need to know..." something. Ack! I don't need to know nuthin'

smurf
April 26th, 2007, 12:14 PM
To the best of my knowledge, bases, facilities and 304s are not put under the command of anything less than Colonel. Maybourne, Emerson, Caldwell, Ellis, the Colonel from Scourge etc.

So I'd be surprised if Carter wasn't promoted to Full Bird before heading over for this kind of long term assignment.
Wasn't there a Lt. Col. Carter who was put in charge of Area 51. ;)
And Pierce was in charge of the Alpha site for Gemini wasn't he? He couldn't have been a Full Bird, since he was only a Major in S6.

I think they'll probably promote her though. If only to make the chain of command a little easier.

Madeleine
April 26th, 2007, 12:15 PM
Well speaking just for myself THIS interview puts Tapping in an unfavourable light. She sounds self-centered, insensitive and very false.


Bear in mind that you do not get the full picture. Interviewers tend to ask leading questions, editors tend to snip (nothing wrong with either - they want interesting interviews that grab the attention) and both interviewer and interviewee say things in tones of voice. If you've ever read a transcript of an interview or panel, and then seen a video of that interview or panel, you'll get what I mean.

You think she sounds self-centred... because she talks about herself a lot? I imagine the interviewer asked her a lot of questions about herself. You think she sounds insensitive... because she seems cheerful in the face of a colleague's departure? I expect that having seen people come and go, she considers it a fact of life, and I'm sure you wouldn't expect everyone on a show to go into mourning every time someone leaves; it would make for miserable working conditions which they just don't deserve. And false? There's not much I can say to that. Except that if you give her the benefit of the doubt, she's none of that.

Sure, you can interpret the interview the way you do. But you can also interpret it in a much nicer way, and I don't see why anyone would go for the worst possible scenario over a pleasant one. JMO.

Madeleine
April 26th, 2007, 12:26 PM
I know I did. That's why I said it was an excerpt :)

:)

Reminder for anyone not aware of why Excerpts appear in posts here and not Full Articles: we do not want to be responsible for copyright infringements ;)

Uber
April 26th, 2007, 12:48 PM
Wasn't there a Lt. Col. Carter who was put in charge of Area 51. ;)Nope...she was put in charge of a section in Area 51...the R&D Division. Not the whole base. :)
And Pierce was in charge of the Alpha site for Gemini wasn't he? He couldn't have been a Full Bird, since he was only a Major in S6.Not sure about his rank but then we saw Reynolds go from a Major in Season 2 (Touchstone) to a full Colonel in Season 5 (Ascension). Or at least I think he was a Bird there.
I think they'll probably promote her though. If only to make the chain of command a little easier.Yeah I agree. Two officers of the same rank on the same team muddy the waters too much and then something like rank and command become the focus rather than the team and their missions.

Uber
April 26th, 2007, 12:56 PM
Bear in mind that you do not get the full picture. Interviewers tend to ask leading questions, editors tend to snip (nothing wrong with either - they want interesting interviews that grab the attention) and both interviewer and interviewee say things in tones of voice. If you've ever read a transcript of an interview or panel, and then seen a video of that interview or panel, you'll get what I mean.

You think she sounds self-centred... because she talks about herself a lot? I imagine the interviewer asked her a lot of questions about herself. You think she sounds insensitive... because she seems cheerful in the face of a colleague's departure? I expect that having seen people come and go, she considers it a fact of life, and I'm sure you wouldn't expect everyone on a show to go into mourning every time someone leaves; it would make for miserable working conditions which they just don't deserve. And false? There's not much I can say to that. Except that if you give her the benefit of the doubt, she's none of that.

Sure, you can interpret the interview the way you do. But you can also interpret it in a much nicer way, and I don't see why anyone would go for the worst possible scenario over a pleasant one. JMO.While I don't agree with the opinion made by a select few that she sounded self-centered or whatever, I'd like to add to your point (which I agree with) the additional fact that sometimes actors and producers and directors say something and then later on, in reading their quotes, realize they came out differently than intended.

Case in point. Originally Amanda said she was "contractually obligated" to go to SGA. But when she read her own quote, she realized that sounded cold and clinical...so she posted a note saying that she didn't care for how she worded things in that interview and added that she was excited about the transition and having a lot of fun.

In this case, it looks like she was asked precise questions and gave precise answers. Either that, or perhaps the interview was longer and TV Guide posted the most important points for this specific Q&A section.

Skydiver
April 26th, 2007, 01:37 PM
there is also the distinct possibility that what was printed was an exerpt of the whole interview. we weren't given a transcript or an audio recording which reveals her tone of voice or the whole answer...we got snippits.

and yeah, when i talked to her last november, i was very, very careful to report the EXACT words she said, which was contracturaly obligated. And throughout that interview and during her Q&A's on stage, i feel that she had been very careful to say precisely what she was allowed to say about the s4 casting information.

What a lot of folks don't realize, sometimes these folks are under a contract that has it carefully laid out what they can and can't say, and how much and they could - theoretically - lose thier jobs for doing something they are not allowed to do.

Melora
April 26th, 2007, 02:04 PM
How differnet is it from people readnig interviews with TPTB and saying in response they sound smug and full of themselves or whatnot? If a person is being interviewed and presents certain views you disagree with, or perhaps sayign things in a way you feel is inapropriate, you usually end up respecting them less - just like reading interviews can make you respect (and "like", at least their public image) more (I, for example, love David Hewlett more adn more with every interview I read of his). Actors aren't sacred - they're people, they can make mistakes, they can be disliked by other people - although disliking someone you've never met is silly - and they can reflect on themselves unfavourably in interviews...

You’re right, Pitry. A person’s opinion of another person can change when one reads the opinions and statements of the other in print. For example, when I read hate-filled comments made by certain people online, I find myself having less and less respect for them as members of the fandom and the online community in general. It’s just how I feel about it and I really can’t help the way I feel.

Yet even though I feel that way, I do not go out of my way to tell these people that I have little respect for them. I try to keep those opinions to myself b/c my opinion of them is irrelevant and as you say it is silly to dislike people you have never met. They might be perfectly nice people in real life, after all. What we say or write that is published in the public forum is such a tiny part of who we really are as people. ;)

In the case of this interview, I personally feel AT was trying to be as considerate of the situation as possible while not giving off the false impression that she is unhappy to be working on the show. She is in a very difficult position. If she says that she is happy to be working on SGA, she gets called insensitive and self-centered. If she says that she is only doing the job b/c of contractual obligations, she gets called ungrateful and cold.

She also has to be as supportive of the show and the changes as she can be in order to draw in viewers and get them excited about Season 4. That is the whole purpose behind interviews like this. They are published to drum up publicity for the show. Unfortunately, she is having to walk a very fine line and no matter what she says some people out there will interpret her words in the most negative light. That is their choice and reflects more on their character than on the person interviewed.

Personally, I prefer to give the actors the benefit of the doubt. From reading their various recent interviews, I think both Amanda and Torri have handled this very difficult situation with a lot of grace, professionalism, and integrity.

Linzi
April 26th, 2007, 02:13 PM
While I don't agree with the opinion made by a select few that she sounded self-centered or whatever, I'd like to add to your point (which I agree with) the additional fact that sometimes actors and producers and directors say something and then later on, in reading their quotes, realize they came out differently than intended.

Case in point. Originally Amanda said she was "contractually obligated" to go to SGA. But when she read her own quote, she realized that sounded cold and clinical...so she posted a note saying that she didn't care for how she worded things in that interview and added that she was excited about the transition and having a lot of fun.

In this case, it looks like she was asked precise questions and gave precise answers. Either that, or perhaps the interview was longer and TV Guide posted the most important points for this specific Q&A section.
I agree. I think AT has tried incredibly hard to be sensitive and professional at all times when discussing her move to Atlantis. I see nothing wrong with her interview at all. It's concise, informative, to the point and totally matter-of-fact.

Insulting Amanda isn't going to change the facts of the situation. It just, yet again, paints certain fans in a very bad light, and makes me incredibly embarrassed to be an Atlantis fan :(

Agent_Dark
April 26th, 2007, 02:41 PM
Scandium is useful for helping geologists determine how magmas evolve.

Which is good if you live next to a volcano and want to know what kind of lava it's going throw at you..
The kind of lava that's bad for you :)

sexy_penguin
April 26th, 2007, 03:18 PM
The kind of lava that's bad for you :)

Oh don't get me started. You'll live to regret it. I could talk lavas until the cows come home.

Nothing really changes to keep on the topic of this thread, some are happy to see Amanda on Atlantis, some are not. By the looks of things the same people say the same things over and over again. Lack of understanding abounds as usual. Lack of empathy too. Ack.

the dancer of spaz
April 26th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Insulting Amanda isn't going to change the facts of the situation. It just, yet again, paints certain fans in a very bad light, and makes me incredibly embarrassed to be an Atlantis fan :(

LOL, those "certain fans" are not even in the same category, Linzi. :) Not even in the same category.

*contemplates using the ignore feature for the first time ever*

Anywho... I really think that this was just a portion of the whole interview, and that there's probably more to it that they could use later. There might've been more to the questions and answers than was published, which is why, as much as I dig the short Q&As, actual transcribed interviews are way better.

chocdoc
April 26th, 2007, 04:21 PM
LOL, those "certain fans" are not even in the same category, Linzi. :) Not even in the same category.

*contemplates using the ignore feature for the first time ever*

Anywho... I really think that this was just a portion of the whole interview, and that there's probably more to it that they could use later. There might've been more to the questions and answers than was published, which is why, as much as I dig the short Q&As, actual transcribed interviews are way better.


I think that in a short Q&A like this, you do lose some of the translation. But even if I just look at what AT said, it seemed fine in regard to saying that Weir is a loved character and that there is no ill will. That says a lot about TH.


I look forward to more interviews from both AT and TH in the future. They are both very mature and professional.

Skydiver
April 26th, 2007, 06:02 PM
children, let's not worry about 'other fans'...this thread isn't about 'other fans' it's about amanda's tv guide interview

esoap524
April 26th, 2007, 06:04 PM
True enough, however I have yet to see an interview by Amanda Tapping where she has said anything bad or has put herself in an unfavourable light. If some one has seen such an interview please provide a link.

I have to agree with that. I'm a big Browder/Black fan and have never found their interviews to be anything but funny and a tad self-deprecating. I've gotten the sense from some of Tapping's interviews that some of the stuff that took place in season 9 didn't set to well with her, but she seemed quick to say that there was a lot going on with her personally (as in having a baby) that affected her.

She always seems pretty down to earth and doesn't seem to suffer from foot in mouth disease. Again, as Pitry pointed out, actors are people and I know I've said stuff where I've later thought "whoops..."

But I still think Tapping seems like a class act, based on the few interviews I've read and the few things I've seen fans who've interacted with her say about her.

And you never know--if she's contracted for a certain amount of episodes with the franchise, she's bound by that as are TPTB. Wasn't she contracted for 11 seasons? Without season 11, they probably have to do something to own up to the contract...if I'm remembering correctly.

Colonel Edwards
April 26th, 2007, 06:14 PM
I didn't read the whole intreview so i thought that she would be permoted to genreal.I've read the interview and now i agree that she will be permoted to the rank of Colonel.

prion
April 27th, 2007, 05:10 AM
Er, why does Carter need to be promoted?

Madeleine
April 27th, 2007, 05:21 AM
Maybe to do away with the murkiness of who is senior out of her or Shep. Or maybe just because it would be nice :)

RealmOfX
April 27th, 2007, 05:22 AM
Er, why does Carter need to be promoted?

From a military perspective - she doesn't. Some people think that you need to be a full colonel to take command of a ship or Atlantis but that is just an assumption they've made.

Agent_Dark
April 27th, 2007, 05:27 AM
Er, why does Carter need to be promoted?

'Cos she's too leet for an O5.

Skydiver
April 27th, 2007, 05:44 AM
From a military perspective - she doesn't. Some people think that you need to be a full colonel to take command of a ship or Atlantis but that is just an assumption they've made.
promoting sam would clear up that murky chain of command with her and shep having the same rank (if they leave them be, we'd just have another reprise of the cam/sam thing) and it'd also make things a bit easier for her and caldwell. caldwell WOULD outrank her, but she's the boss of the city, so one would level out the other i would think

suse
April 27th, 2007, 06:02 AM
'Cos she's too leet for an O5.

And this translates from Australian or perhaps just AD-speak ;) as...?

suse
who always gets a good laughin a good way from AD's posts

RealmOfX
April 27th, 2007, 06:07 AM
And this translates from Australian or perhaps just AD-speak ;) as...?

suse
who always gets a good laughin a good way from AD's posts

Nah, it's not Aussie. O5 is the pay grade of a Lt. Colonel & leet is elite in gamer speak.

:eek: I'm starting to comprehend AD!!

Pitry
April 27th, 2007, 06:14 AM
Er, why does Carter need to be promoted?

Cos she hasn't been promoted in the past 3 years! That's just way too long :)


Nah, it's not Aussie. O5 is the pay grade of a Lt. Colonel & leet is elite in gamer speak.

:eek: I'm starting to comprehend AD!!


Okay, that's a bit scary! :P

petemoretti
April 27th, 2007, 11:32 AM
Cos she hasn't been promoted in the past 3 years! That's just way too long :)




Okay, that's a bit scary! :P

Especially when she bangs the Head of HWS ;)

diversky
April 27th, 2007, 12:33 PM
[QUOTE=GateGipsy;6604238]

Carter being in Atlantis will get me watching the show again.

QUOTE]

And Carter being on Atlantis has driven me away from the show.

I wonder how many new viewers will be cancelled out by the old viewers that Carter and the many changes on Atlantis have driven away? If Weir was still there in charge and if Becket was still there, I might just have kept watching, if Carter had a minor role in the odd episode. I have watched SG1 for years with her on and have managed to ignore her, so I am sure I could have done that again with Atlantis.

It seems just plain daft of tptb to drive so many of thier viewers away like this. They could have had the best of both worlds...kept the old fans and maybe attracted a few new ones like yourself.

It'll be interesting to see how the ratings for SGA go once The National Treasure joins the cast and Weir is unceremoniously given the boot. I suspect they won't be too great.

prion
April 27th, 2007, 01:57 PM
promoting sam would clear up that murky chain of command with her and shep having the same rank (if they leave them be, we'd just have another reprise of the cam/sam thing) and it'd also make things a bit easier for her and caldwell. caldwell WOULD outrank her, but she's the boss of the city, so one would level out the other i would think

Honestly, I'd rather see them maintain the same rank so we can have a murky chain of command. I mean, who wants neat and clean? I'd rather have situations where who is in command might just be in question, so we can have conflict, etc. etc. In other words, drama! :)

Mandysg1
April 27th, 2007, 02:20 PM
Honestly, I'd rather see them maintain the same rank so we can have a murky chain of command. I mean, who wants neat and clean? I'd rather have situations where who is in command might just be in question, so we can have conflict, etc. etc. In other words, drama! :)

LOL, I think that leads to more drama on the forums than it does on the show ;)

petemoretti
April 27th, 2007, 02:28 PM
Honestly, I'd rather see them maintain the same rank so we can have a murky chain of command. I mean, who wants neat and clean? I'd rather have situations where who is in command might just be in question, so we can have conflict, etc. etc. In other words, drama! :)

If he isn't outranked I really don't see Shep relinquishing command of the city to anyone !!! But then again, maybe S4 will take the same rute as SG-1 S9 with character going OOC.

the dancer of spaz
April 27th, 2007, 04:14 PM
It'll be interesting to see how the ratings for SGA go once The National Treasure joins the cast and Weir is unceremoniously given the boot. I suspect they won't be too great.

lol, you're like the reverse of skydiver! I dunno if that was purposeful or not, but it had me confused for a bit. :p

I'll be honest, I took a gander at your previous posts, and I was wondering... Is there anyone on SG-1 you like? :confused:


Honestly, I'd rather see them maintain the same rank so we can have a murky chain of command. I mean, who wants neat and clean? I'd rather have situations where who is in command might just be in question, so we can have conflict, etc. etc. In other words, drama! :)

The problem with that little scenario is, like with S9 and S10 of SG-1 where they had a perfect opportunity to create conflict and drama, I don't think they would. As much as I do love the show, one of my main problems with it is they like to fix things up too quickly - even if it means doing a shoddy job of repairs five minutes before the end credits. And, despite the fact that each episode is connected and interwoven somehow, the characters rarely revisit their feelings regarding something that happened in the past.

TPTB completely ducked and dodged any opportunity for true conflict on SG-1 last year, and went for a long-overdue mention of it in passing twice early on in S10. For so long, they pretended like it was a non-issue, sweeping it under the rug and yes - as Mandy said - perpetuating the drama online more than anything else.

I honestly think they were afraid that any conflict involving Cameron would only serve as another strike against him for the audience, considering he's a new member of the team who essentially took over a whole lot of responsibility out of nowhere. The same would pretty much be the case for Sam, who's "new" to the series and is already being introduced with some issues from the fanbase.

I would love for there to be conflict between Carter and the other characters, because as likeable as she is, I don't want them to welcome her with open arms at first. It's just not realistic. But I think there are other ways they can do that without making the upper ranks of the Air Force look like numbskulls for repeating the same chain of command mistake over and over again.

prion
April 27th, 2007, 05:25 PM
I would love for there to be conflict between Carter and the other characters, because as likeable as she is, I don't want them to welcome her with open arms at first. It's just not realistic. But I think there are other ways they can do that without making the upper ranks of the Air Force look like numbskulls for repeating the same chain of command mistake over and over again.


If he isn't outranked I really don't see Shep relinquishing command of the city to anyone !!! But then again, maybe S4 will take the same rute as SG-1 S9 with character going OOC.

OOC?

Anyway, I hope the writers do add some conflict between Carter and the rest as she'll have (she should) a compeltely different command style.

Agent_Dark
April 27th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Especially when she bangs the Head of HWS ;)

Hardly o.O

petemoretti
April 27th, 2007, 05:57 PM
Especially when she bangs the Head of HWS ;)


Hardly o.O

You're right "she bangs the Head of HWS HARD" :D

Agent_Dark
April 27th, 2007, 06:04 PM
She has more taste than that ;)

suse
April 27th, 2007, 08:00 PM
Nah, it's not Aussie. O5 is the pay grade of a Lt. Colonel & leet is elite in gamer speak.

:eek: I'm starting to comprehend AD!!

I wouldn't worry RoX. I'm sure the comprehension is a fluke. :D

(((AD)))

I actually had (mostly) figured out that O5 was an officer grade. But the 'leet' threw me compleetely
;)

suse

suse
April 27th, 2007, 08:10 PM
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Carter being in Atlantis will get me watching the show again.



And Carter being on Atlantis has driven me away from the show.

I wonder how many new viewers will be cancelled out by the old viewers that Carter and the many changes on Atlantis have driven away? If Weir was still there in charge and if Becket was still there, I might just have kept watching, if Carter had a minor role in the odd episode. I have watched SG1 for years with her on and have managed to ignore her, so I am sure I could have done that again with Atlantis.

It seems just plain daft of tptb to drive so many of thier viewers away like this. They could have had the best of both worlds...kept the old fans and maybe attracted a few new ones like yourself.


It'll be interesting to see how the ratings for SGA go once The National Treasure joins the cast and Weir is unceremoniously given the boot. I suspect they won't be too great.


I suspect the same. But not because The National Treasure Go Sam! is in Atlantis. But because of SFC's idiotic decision to put SGA against first run network TV. It's murder, plain and simple.

Even more off topic: What makes you think 'the boot' will be unceremonious? Feel free to PM the answer.

Acually on topic: I thought these were nice little snippets. With the last two weeks on SGA being 'on' (rather than 'off') for me I'm hoping I'll stay interested over the long break to S4.

suse

flynn1959
April 28th, 2007, 01:29 AM
[QUOTE=diversky;6613529]


I suspect the same. But not because The National Treasure Go Sam! is in Atlantis. But because of SFC's idiotic decision to put SGA against first run network TV. It's murder, plain and simple.

Even more off topic: What makes you think 'the boot' will be unceremonious? Feel free to PM the answer.

Acually on topic: I thought these were nice little snippets. With the last two weeks on SGA being 'on' (rather than 'off') for me I'm hoping I'll stay interested over the long break to S4.

suse


Okay, that's odd. That quote isn't from one of my posts. I don't think I have ever refered to Carter as the Nation Treasure, where does that come from? So sorry, I can't answer your question.:)

stclare
April 28th, 2007, 06:05 AM
Having only read the snippets, Amanda came accross as fine to me, as she does in all interviews I have seen or read.:D

I was glad to see from her comments that the actors and writers are all happy with the transition. What I dont understand is why they seem to feel, that fans who do not support the idea of Carter on Atlantis are only doing so out of some kind of loyalty to TH/Weir. IMHO there are a variety of reasons why some fans like myself are of that opinion and for me it has little to do with the Weir situation.

As I have stated I have not read the full interview and Amanda may address the worry some of us have more in depth but from her comment with reference to some fan unrest, it always comes back to Weir. why? :(

maxbo
April 28th, 2007, 06:11 AM
Honestly, I'd rather see them maintain the same rank so we can have a murky chain of command. I mean, who wants neat and clean? I'd rather have situations where who is in command might just be in question, so we can have conflict, etc. etc. In other words, drama! :)

If I thought the TPTB would write on-going conflict between the main characters in an interesting, compelling way then I would be all for keeping Carter as the same rank as Sheppard, yet having her in charge. In fact, even if there's a clear chain of command because she gets promoted, I hope to see some sort of conflict.

Unfortunately, from what I've seen with SG-1 and SGA, I don't expect to see much in the way of interesting conflict. There may be a bit of unease between the characters for an episope (perhaps two), but that's it.

Boring and sad.

prion
April 28th, 2007, 11:14 AM
If I thought the TPTB would write on-going conflict between the main characters in an interesting, compelling way then I would be all for keeping Carter as the same rank as Sheppard, yet having her in charge. In fact, even if there's a clear chain of command because she gets promoted, I hope to see some sort of conflict.

Unfortunately, from what I've seen with SG-1 and SGA, I don't expect to see much in the way of interesting conflict. There may be a bit of unease between the characters for an episope (perhaps two), but that's it.

Boring and sad.

Yeah, and then it can fall into a predictable rut, alas. I mean, if nothing else, can't we get office politics? No place is immune to that. Have Rodney grumble about 'those people back on earth' having no comprehension of what life in the Pegasus Galaxy is like... etc.

Melora
April 28th, 2007, 11:58 AM
Yeah, and then it can fall into a predictable rut, alas. I mean, if nothing else, can't we get office politics? No place is immune to that. Have Rodney grumble about 'those people back on earth' having no comprehension of what life in the Pegasus Galaxy is like... etc.

While I don't really want to see a conflict over chain of command play out on screen, I think the kind of conflict you describe here could make for some good moments. They could have Shep or Rodney question the way Sam wants to do something and say, "I don't know how you do things in the Milky Way, but we do things differently here."

They could capitalize on the fact that although Sam has tons of experience and knowledge, she is really in a completely new environment. I would love to see her have to adapt to this new situation and learn from the people who have been there for years. It would also be great to see both Sam and the team compromise and learn from each other.

I think it would be a lot more interesting than everyone being one big happy family and always being the best of friends. Unfortunately, I doubt that's the way TPTB will go.

Pitry
April 28th, 2007, 01:28 PM
While I don't really want to see a conflict over chain of command play out on screen, I think the kind of conflict you describe here could make for some good moments. They could have Shep or Rodney question the way Sam wants to do something and say, "I don't know how you do things in the Milky Way, but we do things differently here."

They could capitalize on the fact that although Sam has tons of experience and knowledge, she is really in a completely new environment. I would love to see her have to adapt to this new situation and learn from the people who have been there for years. It would also be great to see both Sam and the team compromise and learn from each other.

I think it would be a lot more interesting than everyone being one big happy family and always being the best of friends. Unfortunately, I doubt that's the way TPTB will go.

Definitely. The problem is, that withy one exception (Hot Zone) SGA has turned away from any chance to write a command conflict between two regular characters. SG1 also never wrote a conflict between Sam and Mitchell. So I'l,,, jloin your doubt? :)

prion
April 29th, 2007, 01:12 PM
While I don't really want to see a conflict over chain of command play out on screen, I think the kind of conflict you describe here could make for some good moments. They could have Shep or Rodney question the way Sam wants to do something and say, "I don't know how you do things in the Milky Way, but we do things differently here."

They could capitalize on the fact that although Sam has tons of experience and knowledge, she is really in a completely new environment. I would love to see her have to adapt to this new situation and learn from the people who have been there for years. It would also be great to see both Sam and the team compromise and learn from each other.

I think it would be a lot more interesting than everyone being one big happy family and always being the best of friends. Unfortunately, I doubt that's the way TPTB will go.

Oh, I'm just foolishly optimistic that the writers actually might do more than retread old scripts ;) When there's conflict, there's drama, tension and something that draws people in. Heck, I think I see more conflict on sitcoms sometimes...

They should really push that Sam is new in the PEgasus Galaxy and like someone says, they do things differently there. They can't wait for some pencil-pushing deskbound bureaucrat to sign on the dotted line. They're in definite 'kill or be killed situations' a lot and can't wait for some nitwit to make a decision, so they have to do their own decisions, for better or worse, and I"d like to see Sam pushed into that kind of corner and (god forbid!) make a mistake!

dec55
April 29th, 2007, 02:45 PM
Oh..oh.....SGA is gonna have some interesting times in it's fanbase..

GateGipsy
May 1st, 2007, 12:29 PM
It was a brief little interview with Amanda, and like a lot of TV Guide articles, it came across as having been unceremoniously hacked to bits. I bet the original article sent by the journalist who wrote it bore little resemblance to the finished piece.

prion
May 1st, 2007, 03:16 PM
Oh..oh.....SGA is gonna have some interesting times in it's fanbase..

Oh that 'interesting time' has already begun ;)

morjana
May 4th, 2007, 01:19 AM
SG1 - Amanda Tapping - TV Guide Online: Stargate star warns of big changes ahead:


The interview with TV Guide is now available at TV Guide Online:


http://www.tvguide.com/News-Views/Interviews-Features/Article/default.aspx?posting={A896D7C1-664F-466A-A5F8-9637E7C26AD9}

(There's a photo of Amanda Tapping [as Samantha Carter] at the site.)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Amanda Tapping Eyes Stargate SG-1's Final (TV) Days

by G.J. Donnelly


This Friday night, the members of Stargate SG-1 (8 pm/ET, on Sci Fi Channel) will get a shock when they discover that one of their own has been brainwashed by the evil Ori. Amanda Tapping, who plays gutsy astrophysicist Samantha Carter on the long-running series, spoke with us about SG-1's final tales and her transfer to Stargate Atlantis.

**snippage**

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