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Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 06:58 AM
so we are days from likely finding out who is returning, staying, or getting the boot. I am not sure if this was posted or too similar to another thread. There is no Season 5 sub forum yet, but I am sure that will happen very soon, with the coming news. Anyway, here is my speculation...


My speculation for the Season 5 Cast....

Full-time (In Credits)

Sheppard
Carter
Teyla
Ronon
Mckay

Recurring role

Dr. Jennifer Keller (8+ eps)
Dr. Carson Beckett (8+ eps)
Dr. Zelenka (8+ Eps)
Major Lorne ( 6 to 8 eps)
Chuck(10+ Eps)
Dr. Weir (4 to 5 eps)
Katie Brown (2 to 3 eps)

Guest spots

Daniel Jackson (1 or 2 eps)

*I might of missed a few people so feel free to add or whatnot*

What are you thoughts? Who do you think will return and for how many eps?

methosivanhoe
January 23rd, 2008, 07:01 AM
Guest Star - Vala Mal Doran

one or two episodes with Daniel... maybe Daniel and Vala as recurring characters in Atlantis after AoT?

well i can hope can't i?

M

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
Guest Star - Vala Mal Doran

one or two episodes with Daniel... maybe Daniel and Vala as recurring characters in Atlantis after AoT?

well i can hope can't i?

M

What I hope for and what I will think happen are two different things. :p But yeah, never hurts to hope for something you want. :)

marty2006
January 23rd, 2008, 07:03 AM
Guest Star - Vala Mal Doran

one or two episodes with Daniel... maybe Daniel and Vala as recurring characters in Atlantis after AoT?

well i can hope can't i?

M

lol i hope to god not, sweet sig tho

methosivanhoe
January 23rd, 2008, 07:04 AM
oh come on... Daniel needs to join Atlantis at some point, even for just a season...

and Vala would have to join him :D

M

toomanysides
January 23rd, 2008, 07:08 AM
Don't forget the unnamed-who-is-getting-a-name-s5-technician-maybe replicator, lol

Jackie
January 23rd, 2008, 07:09 AM
oh come on... Daniel needs to join Atlantis at some point, even for just a season...

and Vala would have to join him :D

M

your sig is an instant classic. LOL. Love carter's expression.

Dr Lee
January 23rd, 2008, 07:14 AM
There is the treat of both Joe and Momoa having to 'vanish' for a bit if the Actors union goes on strike.

That would really foul things up for a 5th season.

I like the list at the start.

methosivanhoe
January 23rd, 2008, 07:15 AM
your sig is an instant classic. LOL. Love carter's expression.

lol thanks...

when i saw the episode, i had to screencap that expression :D

M

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 07:15 AM
There is the treat of both Joe and Momoa having to 'vanish' for a bit if the Actors union goes on strike.

That would really foul things up for a 5th season.

I like the list at the start.

The WGA strike will be over before that happens, imo.

Dr Lee
January 23rd, 2008, 07:23 AM
SGA has only lost one writer to the WGA strike. One out of a number (How many writers does SGA have access to?).

Both the actors and directors had contracts running out this year. The directors made a deal. As far as i know the actors union hasn't started talks yet. If they go to hell then SGA will lose two out of the three main male stars.

Platschu
January 23rd, 2008, 07:37 AM
JM mentioned that Vala won't be in Atlantis. :(

My speculations:

Full-time (In Credits)

Sheppard (only 14-16 episode) - SAG strike
Ronon (only 1416 episode) - SAG strike
Mckay
Teyla (only 12 episode) - I think RL will stay with her baby, so she needs more free time.
Carter (only 10-12 episode)

Special guest star

Dr. Beckett (4-8 episode)
Dr. Weir (3-4 episode)
Aiden Ford (1 episode) - he has to be in the 100th episode with Beckett and Weir!

Recurring role

Daniel Jackson (1 episode)
Teal'c (1 episode)
Dr. Lee (2 episode)
Larrin (4-6 episode)
Michael (3-4 episode)
Jeannie Miller (2 episode)
Dr. Jennifer Keller (4-6 episode) - SAG strike
Dr. Zelenka (6-8 episode)
Major Lorne (3-4 episode)
Chuck (5-6 episode)
Todd (3-4 episode)
Allison Porter (3-4 episode)
Nancy Sheppard (1 episode)
Katie Brown (0 episode) - I think she will never appear again in Atlantis. :(

^ They have wonderful actors and actresses, so they can make a very interesting season. :D

methosivanhoe
January 23rd, 2008, 07:40 AM
JM mentioned that Vala won't be in Atlantis. :(

*sheds a few tears*

M

Platschu
January 23rd, 2008, 07:42 AM
I am sad too. Vala is a new and interesting character, who could bring a different color to Atlantis. Try to imagine Vala-Teyla or Vala-McKay dialogues! :D

Mitchell82
January 23rd, 2008, 11:25 AM
JM mentioned that Vala won't be in Atlantis. :(

My speculations:

Full-time (In Credits)

Sheppard (only 14-16 episode) - SAG strike
Ronon (only 1416 episode) - SAG strike
Mckay
Teyla (only 12 episode) - I think RL will stay with her baby, so she needs more free time.
Carter (only 10-12 episode)

Special guest star

Dr. Beckett (4-8 episode)
Dr. Weir (3-4 episode)
Aiden Ford (1 episode) - he has to be in the 100th episode with Beckett and Weir!

Recurring role

Daniel Jackson (1 episode)
Teal'c (1 episode)
Dr. Lee (2 episode)
Larrin (4-6 episode)
Michael (3-4 episode)
Jeannie Miller (2 episode)
Dr. Jennifer Keller (4-6 episode) - SAG strike
Dr. Zelenka (6-8 episode)
Major Lorne (3-4 episode)
Chuck (5-6 episode)
Todd (3-4 episode)
Allison Porter (3-4 episode)
Nancy Sheppard (1 episode)
Katie Brown (0 episode) - I think she will never appear again in Atlantis. :(

^ They have wonderful actors and actresses, so they can make a very interesting season. :D
I don't think SAG will strke. They will probably settle quickly like the DGA did. I doubt Rachel will take that much time even AT didn't. I hope both AT and RL are in a minimum of 15 eps.

Jackie
January 23rd, 2008, 11:39 AM
Let me look into the magic 8 ball...it says try again later.

here's my under educated guess:


Full time
Sheppard
McKay...what would be SGA without the golden duo?
Ronon/ronny...great looking wallpaper.

reoccuring:
teyla
sam
Zelenka
lorne


guest
Daniel...2 maybe 3 if they kidnap him.
teal'c...1 or 2
beckett...2 at most
weir...2 at most.
walter...1 to 2 at most...cameo appearance.

Jumper_One
January 23rd, 2008, 11:55 AM
full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Carter (16+ eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)

recurring
Keller (8 eps)
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (10-12 eps)
Beckett (8-10 eps)
Weir (3-4 eps)
Michael (3 eps)
Chuck (6+ eps)
Todd (4+ eps)

guest
Larrin (1-3 eps)
Daniel (1-2 eps)
Jeannie Miller (1 ep)
O'Neill (1 ep) (hey one can always hope ;))

won't appear
Katie (0 eps)
Teal'c (0 eps)
Ford (0 eps)
Walter (0 eps)
Dr. Lee (0 eps)
Nancy Sheppard (0 eps)

Mitchell82
January 23rd, 2008, 11:57 AM
full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Carter (16+ eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)

recurring
Keller (8 eps)
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (10-12 eps)
Beckett (8-10 eps)
Weir (3-4 eps)
Michael (3 eps)
Chuck (6+ eps)
Todd (4+ eps)

guest
Larrin (1-3 eps)
Daniel (1-2 eps)
Jeannie Miller (1 ep)
O'Neill (1 ep) (hey one can always hope ;))

won't appear
Katie (0 eps)
Teal'c (0 eps)
Ford (0 eps)
Walter (0 eps)
Dr. Lee (0 eps)
Nancy Sheppard (0 eps)
Now come on wouldn't a Dr. Lee cameo be funny especially if they teamed him up with Rodney and Zelenka?;)

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 12:00 PM
full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Carter (16+ eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)

recurring
Keller (8 eps)
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (10-12 eps)
Beckett (8-10 eps)
Weir (3-4 eps)
Michael (3 eps)
Chuck (6+ eps)
Todd (4+ eps)

guest
Larrin (1-3 eps)
Daniel (1-2 eps)
Jeannie Miller (1 ep)
O'Neill (1 ep) (hey one can always hope ;))

won't appear
Katie (0 eps)
Teal'c (0 eps)
Ford (0 eps)
Walter (0 eps)
Dr. Lee (0 eps)
Nancy Sheppard (0 eps)

Good list. I think Carter might get the same as this season. She is not needed in every episode, imo. Which is fine. Utilize her when she is needed.

Also, I think they are working on getting RDA for one ep! Joe said in a recent blog question, nothing yet but we'll see. So that means it has not been thrown out or not thought of. Ford, yeah he likely died on that ship according to Joe M.

Mitchell82
January 23rd, 2008, 12:02 PM
Good list. I think Carter might get the same as this season. She is not needed in every episode, imo. Which is fine. Utilize her when she is needed.

Also, I think they are working on getting RDA for one ep! Joe said in a recent blog question, nothing yet but we'll see. So that means it has not been thrown out or not thought of. Ford, yeah he likely died on that ship according to Joe M.

If they want to fork up the dough for it.

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 12:02 PM
If they want to fork up the dough for it.

Hmm if we see more 1.4's for live ratings, they will. :p

Mitchell82
January 23rd, 2008, 12:03 PM
Hmm if we see more 1.4's for live ratings, they will. :p

Good point. I'd love to see Jack again.

sueKay
January 23rd, 2008, 12:08 PM
Heres what I *think* we'll see...not what I want

full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Carter (16+ eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)
Keller (16+ eps) (based on JM's recent comments)

recurring
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (10-12 eps)
Beckett (6 - 8 eps)
Weir (1 - 2 eps)
Michael (2 eps)
Chuck (8+ eps)
Chuckelina (the new female gate tech :P) (4 - 6 eps)
Larrin (4 - 6 eps)

guest
Daniel (1-2 eps)
Jeannie Miller (2 ep)
Woolsey (2 - 3 eps)
Katie ( 1 ep)
Teal'c (2 eps)
Dr. Lee (1 ep)


won't appear
Ford (0 eps)
Walter (0 eps)

What I'd PREFER

full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)
Beckett (16 eps)

recurring
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (10-12 eps)
Carter (10 eps)
Weir (8 - 10 eps)
Michael (2 eps)
Chuck (8+ eps)
Chuckelina (the new female gate tech ) (4 - 6 eps)


guest
Jeannie Miller (2 ep)
Woolsey (2 - 3 eps)
Katie (1+ ep)
Dr. Lee (2 eps)
Ford (1 or 2 eps)


won't appear
Keller

SierraGolf-OneNiner
January 23rd, 2008, 12:08 PM
My thoughts:

Starring:

Sheppard
Weir (hopefully)
McKay
Ronon
Teyla

Recurring:
Carter (2 episodes; transfers back to SG-1)
Keller (1 episode; being killed or written of the show)
Carson (14+ episodes; CMO of Atlantis)
Lorne (8+ episodes)
Zelenka (8+ episodes)
Heightmeyer (1 episodes; flashback to give her at least a better send off)
Caldwell (8+ episodes; he just rocks; best ship Captain we ever had after Emmerson)
Ellis (2 episodes; his ship gets tranferred back to the Milky Way)

Guests:
Micheal
Ford (if not shown at least mentioned by someone)
The Genii leader (I forgot his name and am too lazy to search)
Kolya (please)

Special Guest:
Daniel
T'ealc
Jack

Jumper_One
January 23rd, 2008, 12:09 PM
Now come on wouldn't a Dr. Lee cameo be funny especially if they teamed him up with Rodney and Zelenka?;)

sure it would be funny but I don't think it'll happen


Good list. I think Carter might get the same as this season. She is not needed in every episode, imo. Which is fine. Utilize her when she is needed.

true but she was introduces this season and it takes some time to bond with Shep and teh rest of the team. I just hope TBTB see the evolution of her relationships (Mitch you know I'm just talking about professional relationships, so don't worry ;)) in Atlantis and find ways to use her more in s5


Also, I think they are working on getting RDA for one ep! Joe said in a recent blog question, nothing yet but we'll see. So that means it has not been thrown out or not thought of. Ford, yeah he likely died on that ship according to Joe M.

I really hope for an ep with O'Neill, a lot of fans would be happy imo :) as for Ford yeah we won't see him again

DarkAngel34994
January 23rd, 2008, 12:24 PM
What I'd PREFER

full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)
Beckett (16 eps)

recurring
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (10-12 eps)
Carter (10 eps)
Weir (8 - 10 eps)
Michael (2 eps)
Chuck (8+ eps)
Chuckelina (the new female gate tech ) (4 - 6 eps)


guest
Jeannie Miller (2 ep)
Woolsey (2 - 3 eps)
Katie (1+ ep)
Dr. Lee (2 eps)
Ford (1 or 2 eps)


won't appear
Keller


Yeah I like this. But I don't think Beckett is going to be fulltime. Just my opinion. As long as Teyla, Mckay, Ronon, and Sheppard are back and are in most of the episodes in season 5, I could care less about anyone else.

blue-skyz
January 23rd, 2008, 12:42 PM
true but she was introduces this season and it takes some time to bond with Shep and teh rest of the team.
To me, Carter had bonded with Sheppard before she became the commander of Atlantis. They seemed to know each other well, maybe we didn’t see them become friends, but the evidence was there. They were both Lt. Cols. in the stargate program, their paths could have crossed in a number of ways.

Carter and Sheppard seem to understand and respect each other from the beginning. So I don’t think they need more time to bond. I just want to see more of the mutual respect that they have already demonstrated with a little conflict thrown in to ultimately strengthen the bond.

As for must-have cast: Sheppard and McKay are my only make or break requirements. ;)

Jumper_One
January 23rd, 2008, 12:52 PM
To me, Carter had bonded with Sheppard before she became the commander of Atlantis. They seemed to know each other well, maybe we didn’t see them become friends, but the evidence was there. They were both Lt. Cols. in the stargate program, their paths could have crossed in a number of ways.

Carter and Sheppard seem to understand and respect each other from the beginning. So I don’t think they need more time to bond. I just want to see more of the mutual respect that they have already demonstrated with a little conflict thrown in to ultimately strengthen the bond.

I agree they could've met several times prior to s4 (besides s10 of SG-1) but I was talking about the whole team and not just Shep. s4 is kind of a 'get to know each other season' and I'm hoping we see a little bit more of Carter in s5 because by then she's familiar with Atlantis and its people


As for must-have cast: Sheppard and McKay are my only make or break requirements. ;)

no surprise :P

VSS
January 23rd, 2008, 01:32 PM
full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Carter (16+ eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)

recurring
Keller (8 eps)
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (10-12 eps)
Beckett (8-10 eps)
Weir (3-4 eps)
Michael (3 eps)
Chuck (6+ eps)
Todd (4+ eps)

guest
Larrin (1-3 eps)
Daniel (1-2 eps)
Jeannie Miller (1 ep)
O'Neill (1 ep) (hey one can always hope ;))

won't appear
Katie (0 eps)
Teal'c (0 eps)
Ford (0 eps)
Walter (0 eps)
Dr. Lee (0 eps)
Nancy Sheppard (0 eps)

Perfect.

Falcon Horus
January 23rd, 2008, 01:57 PM
Teyla (only 12 episode) - I think RL will stay with her baby, so she needs more free time.

If that were the case, I'd only have 12 episodes to watch...makes the season one episode shorter than Torchwood which I enjoy a gazillion times better than Atlantis anyway.



Let me look into the magic 8 ball...it says try again later.

I think mine is broken. It remains blank.


Ronon/ronny...great looking wallpaper.

I have to admit. I wouldn't mind that kind of wallpaper in my room. I have 4 walls to fill. That's Ronon on one side, Teyla on the other... I need two more walls to fill.


Heightmeyer (1 episodes; flashback to give her at least a better send off)

I wouldn't mind that, but I highly doubt TPTB can remember who she was again.

Celcool
January 23rd, 2008, 02:04 PM
My thoughts:

Starring:

Sheppard
Weir (hopefully)
McKay
Ronon
Teyla

Recurring:
Carter (2 episodes; transfers back to SG-1)
Keller (1 episode; being killed or written of the show)
Carson (14+ episodes; CMO of Atlantis)
Lorne (8+ episodes)
Zelenka (8+ episodes)
Heightmeyer (1 episodes; flashback to give her at least a better send off)
Caldwell (8+ episodes; he just rocks; best ship Captain we ever had after Emmerson)
Ellis (2 episodes; his ship gets tranferred back to the Milky Way)

Guests:
Micheal
Ford (if not shown at least mentioned by someone)
The Genii leader (I forgot his name and am too lazy to search)
Kolya (please)

Special Guest:
Daniel
T'ealc
Jack

I wish this would come true!

blue-skyz
January 23rd, 2008, 02:24 PM
As long as we’re wishing….
My preferences for S5 cast

full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)
Ronon (18 eps)
Carter (16 eps)
Teyla (14 eps)

recurring
Zelenka (12 eps)
Lorne (8 eps)
Beckett (6 eps)
Keller (6 eps)
Larrin (6 eps)

guest
Weir (1 - 2 eps)
Woolsey (3 eps)
Caldwell (3 eps)
Ellis (2 eps)
Todd (3 eps)
Michael (2 eps)
Daniel (1 eps)

PG15
January 23rd, 2008, 02:27 PM
Sheppard, McKay, Teyla, Ronon = 20 episodes each

Carter = 15 episodes

Weir = 7 episodes

Keller = 10 episodes

Beckett = 10 episodes

Just because.

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 02:29 PM
Sheppard, McKay, Teyla, Ronon = 20 episodes each

Carter = 15 episodes

Weir = 7 episodes

Keller = 10 episodes

Beckett = 10 episodes

Just because.

That sounds really good. So can you send that to Joe M, so he gets the idea! :p

Jumper_One
January 23rd, 2008, 02:30 PM
That sounds really good. So can you send that to Joe M, so he gets the idea! :p

not before you let me make some changes ;) :D

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 02:31 PM
not before you let me make some changes ;) :D

Sit in your corner and come out when you are told. :lol: :p

Jumper_One
January 23rd, 2008, 02:35 PM
Sit in your corner and come out when you are told. :lol: :p

whoa
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee163/Jumper_One/homerandbart.gif

:P

jelgate
January 23rd, 2008, 02:57 PM
whoahttp://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee163/Jumper_One/homerandbart.gif:PI hopr Briangate breaks his trachea.

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 03:00 PM
I hopr Briangate breaks his trachea.

LOL! Why you little!! :lol:

jelgate
January 23rd, 2008, 03:02 PM
LOL! Why you little!! :lol:

I was talking about you breaking Jumper_One's trachea.

Jumper_One
January 23rd, 2008, 03:04 PM
I was talking about you breaking Jumper_One's trachea.

HEY! :P

Reiko
January 23rd, 2008, 03:39 PM
Oh yes, is this supposed to be accurate forecasting or wishful thinking? In that case, I'll shoot for both (I'll just list names so I won't whine.) :cool: I'll do my list first, 'cause my list is sooo much better. :P


Wishful Thinking
Regulars
John
Elizabeth (unsure on specific role)
Teyla (little one - less eps)
Ronon
Carson (as CMO)
Rodney
(Pretty much the super sexy six)

Recurring
Zelenka (12+ eps)
Caldwell (8-10 eps)
Chuck (8 eps)
Lorne (10+ eps)

Guest Starring
Todd (4 eps)
Katie Brown (4 eps if she doesn't die S4)
Michael (2-3 eps)
Ladon (2-3 eps)
Ellis (2-3 eps)
Kavanaugh (2-3 eps, c'mon he was a fun 'lil b*****d)
Carter (1-2 for ANY send-off)
Keller (1-2 eps - returned to Earth)
Daniel (2 eps)
Vala (2 eps)
Sora (1-2 eps)
Jeannie (1-2 eps)
Woolsey (1-2 eps)
Ford (must be in 100th)
Larrin (2 eps - don't care for her but don't want her to disappear)
Heightmeyer (1 ep flashback)



Realistic (Sucks)
Regulars
John - SAG
Carter
Teyla
Ronon - SAG
Rodney
Keller

Recurring
Zelenka (12 eps)
Caldwell (>6 eps)
Chuck (8 eps)
Lorne (>10 eps)
Ellis (6-7 eps)

Guest Starring
Daniel
Todd
Katie (if not axed)
Michael
Woolsey
Larrin
Elizabeth


Ay, look at how pessimistic I am.


I am sad too. Vala is a new and interesting character, who could bring a different color to Atlantis. Try to imagine Vala-Teyla or Vala-McKay dialogues! :D

I would like Vala to get her own series. (something TP should've done for SG1 season 9.) :vala: Vala is just that awesome. I wish she could have a few eps, but noooo says TP. :x

Jackie
January 23rd, 2008, 04:15 PM
Let me look into the magic 8 ball...it says try again later.

here's my under educated guess:


Full time
Sheppard
McKay...what would be SGA without the golden duo?
Ronon/ronny...great looking wallpaper.

reoccuring:
teyla
sam
Zelenka
lorne


guest
Daniel...2 maybe 3 if they kidnap him.
teal'c...1 or 2
beckett...2 at most
weir...2 at most.
walter...1 to 2 at most...cameo appearance.

forgot to add Jeannie Miller for at least 4 eps...maybe re-occurring.

jelgate
January 23rd, 2008, 04:24 PM
I believe JM said that RL would be a main character next season.

Jumper_One
January 23rd, 2008, 04:25 PM
I believe JM said that RL would be a main character next season.

yup that's what he said

Crichiel
January 23rd, 2008, 06:50 PM
Dr. Jennifer Keller (4-6 episode) - SAG strike


I thought Jewel Staite was Canadian too, Would a strike affect her?

stevearm07
January 23rd, 2008, 07:09 PM
As long as they don't bring Weir back. <snip>

Uber
January 23rd, 2008, 07:20 PM
When do we find out what the cast is supposed to be so we can end the speculation?

Briangate78
January 23rd, 2008, 07:20 PM
When do we find out what the cast is supposed to be so we can end the speculation?

Hmm good question. I hope soon. :)

majorsal
January 23rd, 2008, 07:39 PM
i'm not going to do speculation (because i'm lost), but wishful thinking:

sheppard (all)
sam (all, but prob 16+)
mckay (all)
teyla (all)
ronon (all)


reoccurring-
keller (10 eps)
zelenka (8 eps)
todd
weir (1-3 eps)
beckett (1-3 eps)

guest stars-
jack (2 eps)
mitchell (1 ep)
*vala, but only 1 ep and a wild affair with mckay*
jeanie (1-2 eps)
janet fraiser (1 ep)



~i need to know if sam's coming back!!!~ :eek: :(





sally :)

toomanysides
January 23rd, 2008, 07:49 PM
I think pretty much how things are in s4, plus Daniel for 1-2, minus Teal'c (remember too much SG-1, which many people hate). Hopes for FRAN :P and I want more Zelenka!

Ideally I would like Carter to have more involvement in SGA but I think it will stay the way it is now, probably because of her contract. Holding my breath for confirmation of her return.

Oh I'm not going to kid myself, I can't see myself watching regularly if Carter isn't back season 5. I hardly have enough push to watch non-carter episodes now. I take my time getting to them, but I like knowing for plot what happens.
Sorry.

VSS
January 23rd, 2008, 08:09 PM
I think pretty much how things are in s4, plus Daniel for 1-2, minus Teal'c (remember too much SG-1, which many people hate). Hopes for FRAN :P and I want more Zelenka!

Ideally I would like Carter to have more involvement in SGA but I think it will stay the way it is now, probably because of her contract. Holding my breath for confirmation of her return.

Oh I'm not going to kid myself, I can't see myself watching regularly if Carter isn't back season 5. I hardly have enough push to watch non-carter episodes now. I take my time getting to them, but I like knowing for plot what happens.
Sorry.

I feel the same way. No Carter, no Season 5 for me. I'm an SG-1 fan at heart. Although maybe the rest of the season will change my mind, we'll see.

Killdeer
January 23rd, 2008, 08:50 PM
It's hard to answer this. I'm not sure what's going to happen. I have some hunches, but they often don't turn out like I think they're going to.

And it's hard to really know what I would ideally like. Ideally, I would prefer that we never would have had the cast shakeup in the first place. But now that we've done it, I can't completely get behind the idea of a total reset, either. Things have happened and people have changed. I'm not sure how the best way to handle that is.


Here's a tentative wishful thinking list (subject to change):

Full time (assumes 20 episodes more or less):
Sheppard
McKay
Teyla
Ronon


Recurring:
Carter *I think Carter should either be full-time but in a background role like Hammond and Landry, or else be recurring and appear only about 10-12 episodes a season if she's playing a more significant role*
Beckett (10-12 episodes)
Weir (10-12 episodes)
Zelenka (10-12 episodes)
Lorne (10-12 episodes)
FRAN! (10 episodes) *hey, as long as we're dreaming!* :D
Keller (4-6 episodes)
Kanan (5-6 episodes) *yes, I know we haven't even met the guy yet. I just like the idea of Teyla having someone that we see now and then. I may change my mind once I meet him though*
Todd (4-6 episodes)
Chuck - whenever needed
"Chuckita" - same as above

Guest:
Daniel (1-2 episodes)
Ford (1-2 episodes) *to wrap up his storyline*
Larrin (2-3 episodes)
Kolya (2-3 episodes)
Jeannie (1 episode)
Vala (1 episode) *Yes, I know it's not happening. I so badly want an Sheppard, Vala, and McKay episode, but I know I'll never get it.*
Mitchell *Possibly, not sure if I want that or not. Last time Mitchell was in Atlantis, I considered it a disaster. No more than one episode at most though.*
Janet Fraiser (1 episode) *I like that idea!* :)

SG13-NightOps
January 23rd, 2008, 11:37 PM
My hopes would be

Regulars: Shep, McKay, Ronon, Teyla and Carter.

Recurring: Keller, Carson, Lorne, Zalenka, Todd, Caldwall and the other usual suspects.

Guests: Weir, Action Jackson, O'Neill (With 2 L's) and Jeannie.

Surprises - Hermiod! (I miss the little guy :( ) and Ba'al.

Oh, and Nancy Shep MINUS 1 episode. We can do the whole "it was a bad dream and she really wasnt Kari Whatsit" sequence. (Is not a Kari fan... at all.)

ellymelly
January 24th, 2008, 03:13 AM
i second the ba'al! :D

Killdeer
January 24th, 2008, 02:37 PM
I hoped we might know by now. :(


Do you all still think we will find out this week?

Falcon Horus
January 24th, 2008, 02:38 PM
Do you all still think we will find out this week?

Nope, week ends today ... or tomorrow for those who are still on thursday.

jelgate
January 24th, 2008, 02:39 PM
Nope, weeks ends today ... or tomorrow for those who are still on thursday.What about Saturday.

Falcon Horus
January 24th, 2008, 02:41 PM
What about Saturday.

I don't work on Saturday, nor do I know that many people who do. I'm thinking monday to friday... weekend off.

Jumper_One
January 24th, 2008, 02:41 PM
What about Saturday.

I think we'll know more next week

from JM's blog, january 18

SusantheTartanTurtle writes: “When are we getting to find out who will be in series 5? Any lovely Scottish doctors?”

Answers: I expect we’ll hear by next week at the latest. Possibly.

Killdeer
January 24th, 2008, 02:42 PM
Well, it's still Thursday here in SciFi Channel land. I guess they could still post something tomorrow. I don't really expect any announcements over the weekend though - have they ever done that? Anyone remember?

Briangate78
January 24th, 2008, 02:44 PM
Well, it's still Thursday here in SciFi Channel land. I guess they could still post something tomorrow. I don't really expect any announcements over the weekend though - have they ever done that? Anyone remember?

Tonight and Tommorrow afternoon is the last time for an announcement this week. So if there is nothing, have to wait next week. :S

Falcon Horus
January 24th, 2008, 02:46 PM
There could be some unofficial news from Pegasus 3 over the weekend.

Briangate78
January 24th, 2008, 02:47 PM
There could be some unofficial news from Pegasus 3 over the weekend.

You know what I'm hoping for! :p

GoSpikey
January 24th, 2008, 03:36 PM
I am sad too. Vala is a new and interesting character, who could bring a different color to Atlantis. Try to imagine Vala-Teyla or Vala-McKay dialogues! :D

Try to imagine having Todd in the brig and Vala checking him out:

"Omg, he's so cute, isn't he? What does he do?"

:D

Arica12
January 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM
Tonight and Tommorrow afternoon is the last time for an announcement this week. So if there is nothing, have to wait next week. :S

Well I've worked with big press releases (not tv related but I would imagine the principle is the same) and when we had something to announce we waited for the right opportunity. If we had really good news we would put it out at a time when we could maximise exposure OR if we were trying to take attention away from something that wasn't working. The reason I bring it up is that tomorrow there is the television feature (maximising exposure) but also the bad (Harmony is not creating a lof of interest). So I think tomorrow is looking promising.

darla
January 24th, 2008, 11:24 PM
Do they always make a secret about who is in the cast? And does it always take such a long time to announce it? And why do they inclosure it a few weeks before production and not at the time it is clear?

*Hoping for Sam as a Regular*

Briangate78
January 25th, 2008, 06:20 AM
Well I've worked with big press releases (not tv related but I would imagine the principle is the same) and when we had something to announce we waited for the right opportunity. If we had really good news we would put it out at a time when we could maximise exposure OR if we were trying to take attention away from something that wasn't working. The reason I bring it up is that tomorrow there is the television feature (maximising exposure) but also the bad (Harmony is not creating a lof of interest). So I think tomorrow is looking promising.

This may upset some people, but they may be waiting for "The Kindred" to air. Which is about a month away. :S

Livingstone
January 25th, 2008, 06:21 AM
I can't wait a month!

Weir is everything I hold dear!

Mitchell82
January 25th, 2008, 06:26 AM
I think we'll know more next week

from JM's blog, january 18

Ugh paitence is not one of my virtues.:mckay:

VSS
January 25th, 2008, 06:46 AM
Ugh paitence is not one of my virtues.:mckay:

Mine either. And as for JM's "We'll know more next week."
That doesn't mean he'll tell us.

Mitchell82
January 25th, 2008, 06:50 AM
Mine either. And as for JM's "We'll know more next week."
That doesn't mean he'll tell us.

He already knows he just can't tell us till scifi decides to release a press release.

Briangate78
January 25th, 2008, 07:04 AM
He already knows he just can't tell us till scifi decides to release a press release.

He's already teased us way too much with one character! :p

Mitchell82
January 25th, 2008, 07:06 AM
He's already teased us way too much with one character! :p

Which one?

Briangate78
January 25th, 2008, 07:10 AM
Which one?

Carson.

Mitchell82
January 25th, 2008, 07:12 AM
Carson.

Thought so. I wonder how many frantic fans we'll have if he is announced for a recurring role next season.

Briangate78
January 25th, 2008, 07:15 AM
Thought so. I wonder how many frantic fans we'll have if he is announced for a recurring role next season.

I think it will be a reccurring role. Carson was also good at genetics and working with that retro-virus. So there is a lot of room for that science as well as his old good scottish self! :p

I really do miss the Carson and Mckay chemistry.

Mitchell82
January 25th, 2008, 07:20 AM
I think it will be a reccurring role. Carson was also good at genetics and working with that retro-virus. So there is a lot of room for that science as well as his old good scottish self! :p

I really do miss the Carson and Mckay chemistry.

Same here. Paul and David got along so well it showed onscreen.

Briangate78
January 25th, 2008, 07:25 AM
Same here. Paul and David got along so well it showed onscreen.

I think even Joe M and Paul are friends as well. I have accepted Weir's fate and just hope she'll have a bunch of eps next season, but Carson is different, imo. There are just too many things happening that will make him return.

Eri13
January 25th, 2008, 07:31 AM
I'm still hoping for today, given that Paul and Torri will be saying something at the convention, though they may have a NDA that won't allow for details. But Sci-Fi could also use that to their advantage--either leave official details for release Monday, or let us speculate for a month.

I did check on the wire yesterday all day, and they didn't update anything after my first check in the morning, so who knows? But if the network is in California, we may not get anything for another couple of hours.

On a different note, I think it's really cool that Torri and Paul are there together. I hope they have some good news to share together, if they're on a panel together.

Briangate78
January 25th, 2008, 07:37 AM
I'm still hoping for today, given that Paul and Torri will be saying something at the convention, though they may have a NDA that won't allow for details. But Sci-Fi could also use that to their advantage--either leave official details for release Monday, or let us speculate for a month.

I did check on the wire yesterday all day, and they didn't update anything after my first check in the morning, so who knows? But if the network is in California, we may not get anything for another couple of hours.

On a different note, I think it's really cool that Torri and Paul are there together. I hope they have some good news to share together, if they're on a panel together.

I sorta work for SCI FI and there at times they need to get off their @ss and make announcements. I am still a little annoyed there was no press release after "BAMSR" aired.

I hope we get something by next week or over the weekend. You know what is interesting, I would want Torri and Paul to say they cannot disclose that information. That will most likely mean thay have been casted. If they have not been casted what is to stop them from saying, no we have not been approached yet.

So, no news is good news. :p

Arica12
January 25th, 2008, 12:31 PM
I sorta work for SCI FI and there at times they need to get off their @ss and make announcements. I am still a little annoyed there was no press release after "BAMSR" aired.

I hope we get something by next week or over the weekend. You know what is interesting, I would want Torri and Paul to say they cannot disclose that information. That will most likely mean thay have been casted. If they have not been casted what is to stop them from saying, no we have not been approached yet.

So, no news is good news. :p

Well I can't see the point of having a press release unless it's about additions or departures from the cast. If nothing was changing they would just state that without a press release. And considering that Scifi were the ones who made a song and dance routine out of 'The Kindred' back in August I doubt they've learned much about the art of discretion since then. Heck anyone who has seen any of the trailers knows they haven't

Eri13
January 25th, 2008, 12:39 PM
I sorta work for SCI FI and there at times they need to get off their @ss and make announcements. I am still a little annoyed there was no press release after "BAMSR" aired.

I hope we get something by next week or over the weekend. You know what is interesting, I would want Torri and Paul to say they cannot disclose that information. That will most likely mean thay have been casted. If they have not been casted what is to stop them from saying, no we have not been approached yet.

So, no news is good news. :p

They've been approached, of that I'm almost positive. I don't know how the contract side of negotiations work, but I'm pretty sure they have to be at least in talks when principle filming begins. Since filming of episodes isn't linear, and they're going to have to work with actors' schedules, it would make sense.

I'm expecting a "we can't talk about it" from them, but I'm hoping it's a *smile, smile, wink, wink, grin, grin* WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT IT! rather than a "I'm sorry, we can't discuss details *small smile of I'mcomingbackbutonlyforafewepisodes*

Jenner8675309
January 27th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Possible S5 hint??? From Joe's blog:


Poundpuppy29 writes: “The decision may have been made but fans have made a difference before it has happened in this franchise remember the Daniel wars I wasn’t around then but I have read plenty about it and they did make a difference.”

Answer: Um, according to who? The people who took part in the campaign? In reality, the decision to bring Daniel back had everything to do with Michael’s talent, longtime viewers’ familiarity with his character, and the fact that the show was looking at drastically reduced role for Richard Dean Anderson. So, bad example. Better example: perhaps the Save Carson Beckett campaign? Well, let’s wait and see what season 5 brings.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/01/27/january-27-2008-the-science-of-power-bars/

the fifth man
January 27th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Possible S5 hint??? From Joe's blog:


Poundpuppy29 writes: “The decision may have been made but fans have made a difference before it has happened in this franchise remember the Daniel wars I wasn’t around then but I have read plenty about it and they did make a difference.”

Answer: Um, according to who? The people who took part in the campaign? In reality, the decision to bring Daniel back had everything to do with Michael’s talent, longtime viewers’ familiarity with his character, and the fact that the show was looking at drastically reduced role for Richard Dean Anderson. So, bad example. Better example: perhaps the Save Carson Beckett campaign? Well, let’s wait and see what season 5 brings.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/01/27/january-27-2008-the-science-of-power-bars/


Huh, very interesting.

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Huh, very interesting.

In........deed! :p

prion
January 27th, 2008, 05:40 PM
My guess is that season 5 cast will be the same as season 5. There is the potential for guest star with Carson, and I think Weir is out of sight, out of mind, stuck wherever Ford is ;)

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 05:44 PM
My guess is that season 5 cast will be the same as season 5. There is the potential for guest star with Carson, and I think Weir is out of sight, out of mind, stuck wherever Ford is ;)

I disagree. I think Carson will be in the character line-up as recurring. Weir still might have a few guest spots, just to tie up that replicator story arc that was introduced in "BAMSR" :)

Killdeer
January 27th, 2008, 05:51 PM
I don't know - I'm very confused right now. The hints about Carson are not a surprise - I always figured he was coming back in some capacity. And it's hard to imagine that they would set up the arc for Weir and not use her, but then, why hasn't Torri been approached yet? :confused: And why is Amanda's status in S5 being treated as a state secret? We've received some sort of unofficial confirmation on all the other cast members. And one more woman being added to the cast? What does that mean? Keller as full-time? Surely not - but what then? New recurring character maybe?

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 05:53 PM
I don't know - I'm very confused right now. The hints about Carson are not a surprise - I always figured he was coming back in some capacity. And it's hard to imagine that they would set up the arc for Weir and not use her, but then, why hasn't Torri been approached yet? :confused: And why is Amanda's status in S5 being treated as a state secret? We've received some sort of unofficial confirmation on all the other cast members. And one more woman being added to the cast? What does that mean? Keller as full-time? Surely not - but what then? New recurring character maybe?

Wormhole did ask Torri if she was coming back next year, well that would be Season 6, so hmmmm. ;)

Then again the other female can just mean that Carter is returning.

But I agree about Carson, all this hype and teasers for a guest spot here and there? I don't think so. It's going to be like an 8 to 12 episode recurring role, IMHO.

Killdeer
January 27th, 2008, 05:56 PM
Wormhole did ask Torri if she was coming back next year, well that would be Season 6, so hmmmm. ;)

No that would be S5.


Then again the other female can just mean that Carter is returning.

Amanda's already part of the cast - she wouldn't be an additional female to make room for.


But I agree about Carson, all this hype and teasers for a guest spot here and there? I don't think so. It's going to be like an 8 to 12 episode recurring role, IMHO.

I don't have any fears about Carson - I think his future is pretty secure.

toomanysides
January 27th, 2008, 06:06 PM
And why is Amanda's status in S5 being treated as a state secret? We've received some sort of unofficial confirmation on all the other cast members. maybe?

Yeah what is with that. There has been no hints at all. I just get a bad feeling about that.

EdenSG
January 27th, 2008, 06:09 PM
I disagree. I think Carson will be in the character line-up as recurring. Weir still might have a few guest spots, just to tie up that replicator story arc that was introduced in "BAMSR" :)

I agree with you on Carson – I think there is a pretty good chance he will be back as reoccurring. As for Weir, I must admit I was dismayed to hear the news reported by someone at P3 about TH/Weir. I am still fairly optimistic that she could show up. After all not all the scripts are written, Gero (?) did say they would revisit the Weir storyline and heck, I want it! I think the storyline now for Weir – based on SoW –is too interesting to just let go.

I am thinking they will announce the regulars first. They may have to wait on announcing reoccurring (esp TH or PM) till scripts are written and contracts signed. And I would not imagine that they would be signing contracts till the production and filming dates are set. After all, they have to be sure their schedules will allow them to be available when filming would be taking place before they argree to appear.

I am thinking that any press announcements may be made closer to the start of filming of season 5? It may be considered more newsy and informative to announce the beginning of filming and cast (who they can) lineup together.

Killdeer
January 27th, 2008, 06:11 PM
Yeah what is with that. There has been no hints at all. I just get a bad feeling about that.

I'm sure it's no secret around here that I've not been fond of Carter coming over. At the same time, I gotta say, I'm not thrilled about the possible prospect of bringing in yet a third new commander. I don't know what to think here. It could be just coincidence that we haven't heard anything about Amanda-but at the same time....it's starting to feel a little strange.

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 06:13 PM
I agree with you on Carson – I think there is a pretty good chance he will be back as reoccurring. As for Weir, I must admit I was dismayed to hear the news reported by someone at P3 about TH/Weir. I am still fairly optimistic that she could show up. After all not all the scripts are written, Gero (?) did say they would revisit the Weir storyline and heck, I want it! I think the storyline now for Weir – based on SoW –is too interesting to just let go.

I am thinking they will announce the regulars first. They may have to wait on announcing reoccurring (esp TH or PM) till scripts are written and contracts signed. And I would not imagine that they would be signing contracts till the production and filming dates are set. After all, they have to be sure their schedules will allow them to be available when filming would be taking place before they argree to appear.

I am thinking that any press announcements may be made closer to the start of filming of season 5? It may be considered more newsy and informative to announce the beginning of filming and cast (who they can) lineup together.

It is likely they will wait till the mid-season or 2nd half for Weir's story. So approaching her was not something they had to do right away. The fans just have to keep it up with the campaigns. I do think the Carson fans are going to be very very happy by this week or next week. :)

toomanysides
January 27th, 2008, 06:26 PM
I'm sure it's no secret around here that I've not been fond of Carter coming over. At the same time, I gotta say, I'm not thrilled about the possible prospect of bringing in yet a third new commander. I don't know what to think here. It could be just coincidence that we haven't heard anything about Amanda-but at the same time....it's starting to feel a little strange.

Easily Carter's return will be the make or break for me for several reasons. First obviously is that she is the single reason I have watched every episode this season. I personally feel that she has balanced out the show, and that is just me. The idea of a third new commander is just a step back, who can possibly stand up to Carter's credentials? That would point towards Sheppard being made commander. He is a field officer, he needs to be with his team. I guess Cadwell can be leader... always liked the man better in small increments though.

Basically I guess I'll try to keep following the show if Carter doesn't return but I know myself, and I'll most likely push it off for summer viewing.

chocdoc
January 27th, 2008, 06:34 PM
I'm sure it's no secret around here that I've not been fond of Carter coming over. At the same time, I gotta say, I'm not thrilled about the possible prospect of bringing in yet a third new commander. I don't know what to think here. It could be just coincidence that we haven't heard anything about Amanda-but at the same time....it's starting to feel a little strange.


Possibilities:

: Possibilities are that Amanda will be shooting the first full season of Sanctuary very soon, so will not be able to return to SGA for season 5. Also, the other main cast members of SGA have different contracts than Amanda, so negotiations and public knowledge of the results of those negotiations may be different than for JF, TH, JM, and DH.

I really would like Sam to come back as commander, but I don't know that Amanda can do both shows. They are waiting for Sanctuary to get green lighted very soon. What I don't get is why, if Amanda is not coming back, they can't just say that she is not coming back for season 5. Recent interviews with Amanda have avoided the question, will you be returning for season 5? -- apparently she can't answer it until it has been made public (?) or I think they would have asked it.

Also, I noticed that Martin Wood is not going to direct any of the first three episodes of SGA this year -- that is unusual, but he is the main director of Sanctuary. JM has avoided answering if Sam will be in season 5 and if Martin Wood will be directing in season 5. My hunch is that Amanda and Martin are going to focus more on Sanctuary if and when it gets green lighted.

If sam isn't there, then I guess this could mean a whole new commander. I guess it is also possible that AT would be recurring, but I don't know.

I don't know if this helps, but this is a little bit of info.

Killdeer
January 27th, 2008, 06:35 PM
Easily Carter's return will be the make or break for me for several reasons. First obviously is that she is the single reason I have watched every episode this season. I personally feel that she has balanced out the show, and that is just me.

No, that's fine-everyone sees things differently. I've tolerated Carter this season. A lot of my fears about her coming did not pan out, for which I'm thankful, although I'm still not crazy about her going into the field in combat situations. However, I'm still not that fond of her as a character - just too many issues from the SG-1 years.

That being said, I completely agree with you on this point:

The idea of a third new commander is just a step back, who can possibly stand up to Carter's credentials? That would point towards Sheppard being made commander. He is a field officer, he needs to be with his team. I guess Cadwell can be leader... always liked the man better in small increments though.

No, a third new commander is a unnerving idea. They've spent a year working Carter into the position, and having to do that over again with someone else would be frustrating.

chocdoc
January 27th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Easily Carter's return will be the make or break for me for several reasons. First obviously is that she is the single reason I have watched every episode this season. I personally feel that she has balanced out the show, and that is just me. The idea of a third new commander is just a step back, who can possibly stand up to Carter's credentials? That would point towards Sheppard being made commander. He is a field officer, he needs to be with his team. I guess Cadwell can be leader... always liked the man better in small increments though.

Basically I guess I'll try to keep following the show if Carter doesn't return but I know myself, and I'll most likely push it off for summer viewing.


That's true for me too.

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 06:38 PM
No, that's fine-everyone sees things differently. I've tolerated Carter this season. A lot of my fears about her coming did not pan out, for which I'm thankful, although I'm still not crazy about her going into the field in combat situations. However, I'm still not that fond of her as a character - just too many issues from the SG-1 years.

That being said, I completely agree with you on this point:


No, a third new commander is a unnerving idea. They've spent a year working Carter into the position, and having to do that over again with someone else would be frustrating.

Carter was there for a supportive role. So she did not take anything away from the leads. I still wanted to see Carter make those decisions she did in SG-1 when she solved problems and whatnot. We sorta got that in "BAMSR".

So this is new to me, Carter might not return full-time next season?

Killdeer
January 27th, 2008, 06:40 PM
I could see them bringing Carter in as a recurring character, if Amanda needs to focus on Sanctuary, as chocdoc said. It would be a change of status - maybe that's why they're reluctant to say anything? I'm completely guessing here.

methosivanhoe
January 27th, 2008, 06:41 PM
i'd rather see Weir back in the role of CIC and put Carter into the chief scientist/researcher/lab position as a recurring character...

personally, IMHO, i don't believe Carter is a strong enough character to have a permanant top bill position.

*ducks the various objects thrown at him*

M

Killdeer
January 27th, 2008, 06:41 PM
So this is new to me, Carter might not return full-time next season?


Pure speculation on our parts, based on how tight-lipped everyone seems to be regarding her return, when almost everyone else (Joe, David, Jason, Rachel, Jewel) has been unofficially confirmed.

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 06:42 PM
I could see them bringing Carter in as a recurring character, if Amanda needs to focus on Sanctuary, as chocdoc said. It would be a change of status - maybe that's why they're reluctant to say anything? I'm completely guessing here.

I can tell you, that I think Carter will not be in every episode and perhaps even less next season. But I had no idea about Sanctuary, so I am thinking the latter now.

Hmm looks like this thread was posted at the best time, huh. :p

chocdoc
January 27th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Carter was there for a supportive role. So she did not take anything away from the leads. I still wanted to see Carter make those decisions she did in SG-1 when she solved problems and whatnot. We sorta got that in "BAMSR".

So this is new to me, Carter might not return full-time next season?


I think we sort of got that in Quarantine too. In a recent interview posted on Amanda's website, she says that Carter becomes more comfortable as leader in the second half -- this will be nice to see (I can already see that in BAMSR.) She says other things too about her integration into the show, but I don't want to misquote her.

But there has been no announcement or hint about her involvement in season 5 thus far. I think in one interview recently by Scifi Talk, the interviewer I think assumed that she was going to return, but AT has not even hinted at this at this point in time.

toomanysides
January 27th, 2008, 06:45 PM
No, that's fine-everyone sees things differently. I've tolerated Carter this season. A lot of my fears about her coming did not pan out, for which I'm thankful, although I'm still not crazy about her going into the field in combat situations. However, I'm still not that fond of her as a character - just too many issues from the SG-1 years.

I'm totally fine with different opinions.


That being said, I completely agree with you on this point:

No, a third new commander is a unnerving idea. They've spent a year working Carter into the position, and having to do that over again with someone else would be frustrating.

Very true. I would really hate wasting time to break someone in and to get used to the new role.

chocdoc
January 27th, 2008, 06:53 PM
I could see them bringing Carter in as a recurring character, if Amanda needs to focus on Sanctuary, as chocdoc said. It would be a change of status - maybe that's why they're reluctant to say anything? I'm completely guessing here.


It could be because of a change in status -- you may be right. Maybe we'll find out this week.

Jenner8675309
January 27th, 2008, 07:06 PM
I say major cast changes continue and we don't get Weir or Carter.....after all AT only had this year on her contract.....

But I do suspect Carson back in some way, for what I'm hoping is a few eps.

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 07:12 PM
I say major cast changes continue and we don't get Weir or Carter.....after all AT only had this year on her contract.....

But I do suspect Carson back in some way, for what I'm hoping is a few eps.


More like 8+ Eps. ;) :p

chocdoc
January 27th, 2008, 07:15 PM
I say major cast changes continue and we don't get Weir or Carter.....after all AT only had this year on her contract.....

But I do suspect Carson back in some way, for what I'm hoping is a few eps.


My guess is that TPTB asked AT back for season 5 (as indicated by JM's and BW's comments), but that she had the Sanctuary commitment. So far, it seems like they have not asked TH back. And yes, it does seem that Carson will be back in some way.

Killdeer
January 27th, 2008, 07:16 PM
I say major cast changes continue and we don't get Weir or Carter.....after all AT only had this year on her contract.....


That's what I'm starting to suspect, although I could turn out to be dead wrong. My question is, what happens then? :S

Briangate78
January 27th, 2008, 07:17 PM
Wow things seem to get more and more confusing as we approach the announcement, huh? :S

toomanysides
January 27th, 2008, 07:19 PM
That's what I'm starting to suspect, although I could turn out to be dead wrong. My question is, what happens then? :S

I'm really not liking the options...


Wow things seem to get more and more confusing as we approach the announcement, huh? :S

Maybe I'm just jumpy as it seriously the single factor in whether I'm excited for S5. I wish I were if she isn't.... who knows I guess.

Fenrir Foxz
January 27th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Wow things seem to get more and more confusing as we approach the announcement, huh? :S

Yup... really confusing :S:S ... :P

Eri13
January 27th, 2008, 07:24 PM
I'm really not liking the options...

Me neither. Where I had a lot of really great hopes a few days ago, it seems like S5 is crashing and burning around my ears.

I like Carson, but he's not Weir for me. 8+ eppies of the awesome Scottish doc will be fun, but Carson's status was always as an additional cast character, not a decision maker. I was really looking forward to seeing Weir, whose presence would have shaken up Atlantis, come back.

If Torri hasn't been approached she's not back for more than 4. If she's not back for more than four, there isn't really a good chance they've got more in store for her.

Negative nellie much? Yeah, at this moment. I hope I'm proven wrong. If not, they've lost my viewership. Falling in love with a show and then giving it up all in one year? Whirlwind of disappointment.

Agent_Dark
January 27th, 2008, 07:27 PM
*ducks the various objects thrown at him*

M

i hope you can duck a 2000 pound laser guided bomb... ;p

VSS
January 27th, 2008, 07:31 PM
Easily Carter's return will be the make or break for me for several reasons. First obviously is that she is the single reason I have watched every episode this season. I personally feel that she has balanced out the show, and that is just me. The idea of a third new commander is just a step back, who can possibly stand up to Carter's credentials? That would point towards Sheppard being made commander. He is a field officer, he needs to be with his team. I guess Cadwell can be leader... always liked the man better in small increments though.

Basically I guess I'll try to keep following the show if Carter doesn't return but I know myself, and I'll most likely push it off for summer viewing.

Me, too. If that.


Possibilities:

: Possibilities are that Amanda will be shooting the first full season of Sanctuary very soon, so will not be able to return to SGA for season 5. Also, the other main cast members of SGA have different contracts than Amanda, so negotiations and public knowledge of the results of those negotiations may be different than for JF, TH, JM, and DH.

I really would like Sam to come back as commander, but I don't know that Amanda can do both shows. They are waiting for Sanctuary to get green lighted very soon. What I don't get is why, if Amanda is not coming back, they can't just say that she is not coming back for season 5. Recent interviews with Amanda have avoided the question, will you be returning for season 5? -- apparently she can't answer it until it has been made public (?) or I think they would have asked it.

Also, I noticed that Martin Wood is not going to direct any of the first three episodes of SGA this year -- that is unusual, but he is the main director of Sanctuary. JM has avoided answering if Sam will be in season 5 and if Martin Wood will be directing in season 5. My hunch is that Amanda and Martin are going to focus more on Sanctuary if and when it gets green lighted.

If sam isn't there, then I guess this could mean a whole new commander. I guess it is also possible that AT would be recurring, but I don't know.

I don't know if this helps, but this is a little bit of info.

]I think it'd be hard to write the first three eps without knowing her status. So, either she's coming back in some capacity, or she's not, and they know it. If she weren't coming back, why not just say so? (That's not a rhetorical question, I really don't know).

I think that her Sanctuary project is causing some major headaches because it hasn't been green-lighted, they don't know if it will and it might interfere with filming for SGA. Of course, she pulled off filming SGA, two movies and Sanctuary last year, so I'd say she's got the work ethic, for sure!:)

The problem is in the scheduling. But TPTB at SGA will need an answer soon. I think it's going to depend on whether AT wants to roll the dice on Sanctuary. Would she risk a main character role (and its paycheck) on SGA for a huge "maybe," considering Sanctuary can always make webisodes for another year? I don't think so, but she needs to know her schedule and she doesn't yet.

So I think she'll be back, but I bet there's some stressing going on in SGA Land right now.

Jumper_One
January 27th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Me, too. If that.



]I think it'd be hard to write the first three eps without knowing her status. So, either she's coming back in some capacity, or she's not, and they know it. If she weren't coming back, why not just say so? (That's not a rhetorical question, I really don't know).

I think that her Sanctuary project is causing some major headaches because it hasn't been green-lighted, they don't know if it will and it might interfere with filming for SGA. Of course, she pulled off filming SGA, two movies and Sanctuary last year, so I'd say she's got the work ethic, for sure!:)

The problem is in the scheduling. But TPTB at SGA will need an answer soon. I think it's going to depend on whether AT wants to roll the dice on Sanctuary. Would she risk a main character role (and its paycheck) on SGA for a huge "maybe," considering Sanctuary can always make webisodes for another year? I don't think so, but she needs to know her schedule and she doesn't yet.

So I think she'll be back, but I bet there's some stressing going on in SGA Land right now.

I really hope you're right! I understand that AT wants to do a lot of Sanctuary work in the near future but at the same time I think she realizes how important SG is to her. to introduce a new main character in s5 would really suck imo. boy this character talk is driving me crazy, I really hope we hear something soon!

wheresmyfroggy
January 29th, 2008, 06:37 PM
Looks like we may be getting our announcement tomorrow?

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog:
"A light mailbag today. I expect that will change tomorrow. Just a feeling…"

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/

Killdeer
January 29th, 2008, 06:42 PM
Looks like we may be getting our announcement tomorrow?

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog:
"A light mailbag today. I expect that will change tomorrow. Just a feeling…"

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/

Something major must be coming..... any guesses?


I keep thinking it must be something besides the announcement of Carson's return - we've all guessed that for a while now. But maybe that's all it is?

the fifth man
January 29th, 2008, 06:50 PM
Something major must be coming.....

I guess we'll all find out tomorrow.

Jumper_One
January 29th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Something major must be coming..... any guesses?


I keep thinking it must be something besides the announcement of Carson's return - we've all guessed that for a while now. But maybe that's all it is?

I really hope it's news concerning the s5 cast, especially Carter and Beckett! (maybe Weir? :S)

majorsal
January 29th, 2008, 07:01 PM
I really hope it's news concerning the s5 cast, especially Carter and Beckett! (maybe Weir? :S)

i'm really nervous about it. i want sam! :S

*grumbles*

just get it over with already. and of course, i have to work until 5. :rolleyes:



sally :samanime24:

Jumper_One
January 29th, 2008, 07:03 PM
i'm really nervous about it. i want sam! :S

*grumbles*

just get it over with already. and of course, i have to work until 5. :rolleyes:



sally :samanime24:

yeah I really hope Sam's in s5! :sam:

Jumper_One
January 29th, 2008, 07:04 PM
from JM's blog

Marielabbott writes: “When you mention that you will be revisiting Weir’s story onscreen–will we be seeing Torri?”

Answer: That is the plan.
http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/january-29-2008-schools-been-cancelled-wahoo/

Reiko
January 29th, 2008, 07:31 PM
I'm sure it's no secret around here that I've not been fond of Carter coming over. At the same time, I gotta say, I'm not thrilled about the possible prospect of bringing in yet a third new commander. I don't know what to think here. It could be just coincidence that we haven't heard anything about Amanda-but at the same time....it's starting to feel a little strange.

I'm totally with you - I disliked Carter's arrival in the first place, and the only thing that could be worse than Carter staying is bringing in yet another new leader. It is beginning to feel strange - I'm quite anxious, really, as I don't know what direction this might take. It could be good, bad, or the same level of bad that was season four. hmph.


I do think the Carson fans are going to be very very happy by this week or next week. :)

You are such an optimist, you know that?


So far, it seems like they have not asked TH back. And yes, it does seem that Carson will be back in some way.

I really hope they'll ask Torri especially since Amanda's working on Sanctuary. If they don't I think I've lost all patience with TPTB. Hopefully Carson would be back as a regular.


That's what I'm starting to suspect, although I could turn out to be dead wrong. My question is, what happens then? :S

I'm not liking the options either :/


Looks like we may be getting our announcement tomorrow?

From Joseph Mallozzi's blog:
"A light mailbag today. I expect that will change tomorrow. Just a feeling…"

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/

Given that no new episode is being aired 'til Friday, that's a good guess.

My voodoo dolls are ready, as are the barf bags.

jelgate
January 30th, 2008, 04:34 PM
JM Blog (http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/01/30/january-30-2008-and-the-big-news-iscoming-soon-plus-botm-nominees/)
To those of you (and I know that there are a few) awaiting that announcement regarding Atlantis’s 5th season - I’ve received definite word that absolutely, positively, fer-real, the big press release is coming out this Monday. We’re just awaiting word on one final piece of the puzzle…

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 05:06 PM
One final piece of the puzzle, huh? Any guesses what that piece might be?

Jumper_One
January 30th, 2008, 05:07 PM
One final piece of the puzzle, huh? Any guesses what that piece might be?

AT? TH?

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 05:09 PM
AT? TH?

Could be either one I guess. Or it could be someone else entirely.

I'm still wondering what he meant with the comment about another female on the show. The way it was worded made me think it was someone in addition to the existing female characters (Teyla, Carter, Keller).

Jumper_One
January 30th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Could be either one I guess. Or it could be someone else entirely.

I'm still wondering what he meant with the comment about another female on the show. The way it was worded made me think it was someone in addition to the existing female characters (Teyla, Carter, Keller).

you mean this

Cactus 228 writes: “Do you think that Atlantis still have space for another female character?”

Answer: Yes. Stay tuned.

IDK about that. I certainly hope that the s4 cast will return in s5, with the addition of Beckett

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 05:17 PM
Yeah, that's what I meant. I'm very curious about that.

airelle
January 30th, 2008, 06:47 PM
Maybe Torri will be back somehow?!?:)

marielabbott
January 30th, 2008, 06:52 PM
from JM's blog Marielabbott writes: “When you mention that you will be revisiting Weir’s story onscreen–will we be seeing Torri?”

Answer: That is the plan.

http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2008/01/29/january-29-2008-schools-been-cancelled-wahoo/


Maybe Torri will be back somehow?!?:)

From the way JM answered the question on his blog, it does sound like Torri will be coming back, we just don't know for how many episodes, etc. But it does look like she will be back somehow. :)

Pharaoh Atem
January 30th, 2008, 07:09 PM
why is everyone assuming torri is never coming back :lol:

her character has a story and a direction now.....

justhere1971
January 30th, 2008, 07:30 PM
why is everyone assuming torri is never coming back :lol:

her character has a story and a direction now.....

The question is no longer if -- it's for how many episodes. Most are thinking no more than 2/3. I for one would like to see at least tripple that number.

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 07:40 PM
OK, so here's what we know so far.

CONFIRMED
Joe Flanigan (Sheppard)
David Hewlett (McKay)
Rachel Luttrell (Teyla)
Jason Momoa (Ronon)
Jewel Staite (Keller) - FT? recurring? number of episodes?
David Nykl (Zelenka) - 2 episodes confirmed so far
Female Tech - Joe says she will get a name in S5

UNCONFIRMED
Paul McGillion (Beckett) -very likely, JM has been giving large hints
Torri Higginson - also very likely - JM has confirmed arc being revisited.
Amanda Tapping (Carter)
Kavan Smith (Lorne)

Feel free to add or correct as needed. :)

Briangate78
January 30th, 2008, 07:44 PM
OK, so here's what we know so far.

CONFIRMED
Joe Flanigan (Sheppard)
David Hewlett (McKay)
Rachel Luttrell (Teyla)
Jason Momoa (Ronon)
Jewel Staite (Keller) - FT? recurring? number of episodes?
David Nykl (Zelenka) - 2 episodes confirmed so far
Female Tech - Joe says she will get a name in S5

UNCONFIRMED
Paul McGillion (Beckett) -very likely, JM has been giving large hints
Torri Higginson - also very likely - JM has confirmed arc being revisited.
Amanda Tapping (Carter)
Kavan Smith (Lorne)

Feel free to add or correct as needed. :)

This may sound weird, but I think the only person we have not heard about like a hint or teaser or even a confirmed story arc is from "Carter". There has not even been a peep about her character.

wheresmyfroggy
January 30th, 2008, 07:51 PM
OK, so here's what we know so far.

CONFIRMED
Joe Flanigan (Sheppard)
David Hewlett (McKay)
Rachel Luttrell (Teyla)
Jason Momoa (Ronon)
Jewel Staite (Keller) - FT? recurring? number of episodes?
David Nykl (Zelenka) - 2 episodes confirmed so far
Female Tech - Joe says she will get a name in S5

UNCONFIRMED
Paul McGillion (Beckett) -very likely, JM has been giving large hints
Torri Higginson - also very likely - JM has confirmed arc being revisited.
Amanda Tapping (Carter)
Kavan Smith (Lorne)

Feel free to add or correct as needed. :)

Jewel was confirmed? Did I miss it...

I have chosen to officially weigh in. I know. You've all been holding your breath. Well, now you can release.

I think it's quite obvious that Torri is coming back, but only as a guest star for 2-4 episodes. Everyone thinking otherwise is delusional at this point.

I hope that Carter remains the leader of Atlantis (give her time to grow into it!). I think Amanda is probably the 'last piece of the puzzle'. Here's also hoping that some accident befalls Keller and Beckett comes back full time!

Pharaoh Atem
January 30th, 2008, 07:54 PM
Jewel was confirmed? Did I miss it...


it's in her blog

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 07:55 PM
This may sound weird, but I think the only person we have not heard about like a hint or teaser or even a confirmed story arc is from "Carter". There has not even been a peep about her character.

I agree. And it's more than a little bizarre - Joe quickly answered fan questions about whether Teyla would be in S5, and has indirectly done the same for the other three main cast members, but seems to have consistantly refused to answer the question for Carter.

At this point, I think one of three things is happening with Amanda. Either she is not returning, she is returning in a reduced role, or they are still working on getting her confirmed for S5 (the missing piece of the puzzle). I don't know exactly what's going on with her Sanctuary project - I haven't been following that - but it's possible Amanda wasn't sure whether she could commit to both until the last minute? That seems a bit odd though. They've already started writing for S5, so I'd think they would know what was going on with her by now, since Joe mentioned that they rarely write episodes without confirming actor availability.

It's all very very mysterious!!! :eek:

I do think something is going on there though. It may not all be settled yet, but I don't think he'd talk about everyone else and avoid talking about Carter if it was all just business as usual. I could be very wrong though.

The TARDIS
January 30th, 2008, 08:01 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Robert Davi supposed to return this season, but JM said that they had to push his return back to season 5. So I think we can put down Kolya as likely, or pending confirmation, or somesuch

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Robert Davi supposed to return this season, but JM said that they had to push his return back to season 5. So I think we can put down Kolya as likely, or pending confirmation, or somesuch

I hadn't heard that. I'd heard some rumors to that effect, but I didn't know it was ever confirmed. That would be awesome though. That was another extremely stupid character death (IMO). :mad:

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 08:11 PM
OK - I'm editing my post. I was just reading through Alipeeps' con report on LJ and Kavan said that he is in S5! :) (hope she doesn't mind me saying that).

So yay! Another one confirmed.

CONFIRMED
Joe Flanigan (Sheppard)
David Hewlett (McKay)
Rachel Luttrell (Teyla)
Jason Momoa (Ronon)
Jewel Staite (Keller) - FT? recurring? number of episodes?
David Nykl (Zelenka) - 2 episodes confirmed so far
Kavan Smith (Lorne) - confirmed per con report, episodes unknown.
Female Tech - Joe says she will get a name in S5

UNCONFIRMED
Paul McGillion (Beckett) -very likely, JM has been giving large hints
Torri Higginson - also very likely - JM has confirmed arc being revisited.
Amanda Tapping (Carter)
Robert Davi (Kolya)
Chuck
Larrin
Todd
Michael

The TARDIS
January 30th, 2008, 08:18 PM
I hadn't heard that. I'd heard some rumors to that effect, but I didn't know it was ever confirmed. That would be awesome though. That was another extremely stupid character death (IMO). :mad:

Gateworld had an article on it a while back...let's see if I can't just zip through time and space and...

BAM!!! (http://www.gateworld.net/news/2007/05/will_robert_davi_return_to_istar.shtml)

ahh...the wonders of Wikiped..erm...timetravel!:cool:

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 08:20 PM
Very very interesting! Thanks!


Indeed there is an idea for Davi's return being bandied about the writer's room, GateWorld has learned. But "unfortunately, the episode in question had to be put on ice and possibly pushed to Season Five," executive producer Joseph Mallozzi told us.

Chrysalis
January 30th, 2008, 08:21 PM
Could be either one I guess. Or it could be someone else entirely.

I'm still wondering what he meant with the comment about another female on the show. The way it was worded made me think it was someone in addition to the existing female characters (Teyla, Carter, Keller).

While I'd love it to be Weir, if they're true to form it'll be that godforsaken Larrin character who more than half the people on this forum seem to hate.

wheresmyfroggy
January 30th, 2008, 08:23 PM
If Robert Davi came back, my life would be complete. Kolya is my favorite baddie. He had good backstory with Sheppard and Mckay. Great great chemistry.

Now, if only he and Michael would team up... (don't ask me why they would, I just think that would be completely bada$$)

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 08:23 PM
While I'd love it to be Weir, if they're true to form it'll be that godforsaken Larrin character who more than half the people on this forum seem to hate.

That's a possibility. Didn't Alex Levine say something about the Travelers sets the other day?

Edit - found it:

It's going to be a busy construction season, so you can look forward to some interesting new sets and "looks". There have been lots of discussions about Ronon's hair, Teyla's child, and the Traveler's set.

Or it could be FRAN! :D

Briangate78
January 30th, 2008, 08:29 PM
I agree. And it's more than a little bizarre - Joe quickly answered fan questions about whether Teyla would be in S5, and has indirectly done the same for the other three main cast members, but seems to have consistantly refused to answer the question for Carter.

At this point, I think one of three things is happening with Amanda. Either she is not returning, she is returning in a reduced role, or they are still working on getting her confirmed for S5 (the missing piece of the puzzle). I don't know exactly what's going on with her Sanctuary project - I haven't been following that - but it's possible Amanda wasn't sure whether she could commit to both until the last minute? That seems a bit odd though. They've already started writing for S5, so I'd think they would know what was going with her by now, since Joe mentioned that they rarely write episodes without confirming actor availability.

It's all very very mysterious!!! :eek:

I do think something is going on there though. It may not all be settled yet, but I don't think he'd talk about everyone else and avoid talking about Carter if it was all just business as usual. I could be very wrong though.


Yeah something is up with that. Question is could this have an impact on Weir for next season? Who would be the leader of Atlantis? Last we've seen I don't think Weir can do that with being part replicator. :S

Chrysalis
January 30th, 2008, 08:33 PM
If Robert Davi came back, my life would be complete. Kolya is my favorite baddie. He had good backstory with Sheppard and Mckay. Great great chemistry.

Now, if only he and Michael would team up... (don't ask me why they would, I just think that would be completely bada$$)

Kolya's the best bad guy since Apophis, IMO.

The TARDIS
January 30th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Kolya's the best bad guy since Apophis, IMO.
Switch that to Ba'al, and I am in full agreement:D

Kolya, indeed the entire Genii, had class. They were something entirely unique to the SG-universe, a race of humans who were SGA's enemies, yet managed to become reoccurring, and despite being less technologically advanced then us, still managed to provide a significant threat to the Atlantis expedition.

Killdeer
January 30th, 2008, 08:37 PM
Kolya's the best bad guy since Apophis, IMO.

Hmmm, yeah, I think I could agree with that. :)

Redhooks
January 30th, 2008, 09:00 PM
While I'd love it to be Weir, if they're true to form it'll be that godforsaken Larrin character who more than half the people on this forum seem to hate.
As much as I would love to see Jill Wagner every week on SGA, I don't think the Larrin character would be good to have around every week. For 3 or 4 episodes during the season would be good. The way TPTB have written the character as a counterpoint for Sheppard and how she makes him so flustered would quickly loose its charm if it happened every week. If the character was changed somewhat to be less aggravating towards Sheppard, then I think up to 8 episodes would be fine, but I very seriously doubt that Larrin will be brought on full-time at least for season 5.

Time will tell.

wheresmyfroggy
January 30th, 2008, 09:09 PM
Kolya's the best bad guy since Apophis, IMO.

TOTALLY and 100% agreed! And I suppose, in true Apophis fashion, they must continually kill him and bring him back to life. Maybe they should bring a sarcophogas over to make it a little easier on the writers...

tsaxlady
January 30th, 2008, 09:52 PM
According to this article from Hollywoodreporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i877e4787aa6b183a13e0f713d3d7991c) Sanctuary has been picked up by SciFi for 13 episodes. However the second page of the article also states that Amanda will return to SGA for several episodes.

Uber
January 30th, 2008, 10:32 PM
According to this article from Hollywoodreporter (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i877e4787aa6b183a13e0f713d3d7991c) Sanctuary has been picked up by SciFi for 13 episodes. However the second page of the article also states that Amanda will return to SGA for several episodes.Very neato.

I wonder what that will translate that into episode number wise for SGA. I'd imagine starring and EPing one show and filming episodes for another can take a lot out of one.

stclare
January 30th, 2008, 11:06 PM
As much as I would love to see Jill Wagner every week on SGA, I don't think the Larrin character would be good to have around every week. For 3 or 4 episodes during the season would be good. The way TPTB have written the character as a counterpoint for Sheppard and how she makes him so flustered would quickly loose its charm if it happened every week. If the character was changed somewhat to be less aggravating towards Sheppard, then I think up to 8 episodes would be fine, but I very seriously doubt that Larrin will be brought on full-time at least for season 5.

Time will tell.

wasnt there something on jm's blog a short while ago about adding another female charcter in direct response to a posters question? he never said wether it would be an existing or new charcter but i hope to God that Larrin does not appear at all in season 5 what i have seen of the travellers was more than enough :S:S

Mitchell82
January 30th, 2008, 11:32 PM
Very neato.

I wonder what that will translate that into episode number wise for SGA. I'd imagine starring and EPing one show and filming episodes for another can take a lot out of one.

Amanda herself sai she'd lone to come back and I don't think working on two shows is a problem. I realy hope she returns for season 5 but if she doesnt promote someone else to do the job don't bring a new face over. I don't see her not staying though I wonder why JM won't say either way.

Platschu
January 30th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I think she will be in 7-10 episode, so if she makes 13 Sanctuary episode, than she will work on 20-21 episodes in this year too. ;)

Mitchell82
January 30th, 2008, 11:44 PM
I think she will be in 7-10 episode, so if she makes 13 Sanctuary episode, than she will work on 20-21 episodes in this year too. ;)

That's not that bad truly. There were seasons of SG-1 that had barely any Hammond and were still great. Even if she isn't full time I feel season 5 will still be great.

Platschu
January 30th, 2008, 11:47 PM
What I wanted to stay, that every episode needs 5-10 shooting day, and we can't expect to have Amanda in 20+13 episodes. So the realistic number will be around 20-25, so she can be in 7-12 Atlantis adventure. I hope she will get a character centric episode and she can play her supporting role in other episodes, so maybe they can film short scenes with her to more episode in a week.

Briangate78
January 31st, 2008, 09:13 AM
Wow, some hugh casting news about Carter/Amanda Tapping and the GW forum crashes. Could it be that bad this news? :lol:

Jumper_One
January 31st, 2008, 09:37 AM
Wow, some hugh casting news about Carter/Amanda Tapping and the GW forum crashes. Could it be that bad this news? :lol:

I hope not!

Briangate78
January 31st, 2008, 09:40 AM
I hope not!

I am happy for Amanda, this is a great opportunity to spread her wings. I plan to watch Sanctuary and it could be a good lead in for Season 5 of SGA!

***Please anything at this point is better than Flush Gordon!!*** :S

JohnRico
January 31st, 2008, 09:47 AM
***Please anything at this point is better than Flush Gordon!!*** :S

Indeed & when the time comes the line up can be

Sanctuary, Stargate Universe & Stargate Atlantis

Briangate78
January 31st, 2008, 09:48 AM
Indeed & when the time comes the line up can be

Sanctuary, Stargate Universe & Stargate Atlantis

Sounds like an awesome line-up to me, I would just sandwich in SGA. :)

Mitchell82
January 31st, 2008, 09:49 AM
I am happy for Amanda, this is a great opportunity to spread her wings. I plan to watch Sanctuary and it could be a good lead in for Season 5 of SGA!

***Please anything at this point is better than Flush Gordon!!*** :S

Actually the recent eps of Flash Gordon are pretty good. I have loved Sanctuary but I havent seen any of them in along time. I need to watch them again and download the ones I havent yet seen. It's great news for me as it means we finally get a great lead in for Atlantis. Most likely she'll be in 13 eps of both.

JohnRico
January 31st, 2008, 09:51 AM
Wow, some hugh casting news about Carter/Amanda Tapping and the GW forum crashes

Damn Fannies :(

Fenrir Foxz
January 31st, 2008, 10:42 AM
Damn Fannies :(

:lol: :indeed: :P

timtonruben359
January 31st, 2008, 11:21 AM
I doubt that Amanda will be in more than 4 episodes this season. Sanctuary will start shooting in March which means about 3 episodes of Atlantis will have been shot by then...my guess is they'll wrap up Carter's storyline and then there will be a 3rd leader brought in.

Erised
January 31st, 2008, 11:28 AM
Thrown out garbage: Carter, Keller
Returning gold: Weir, Carson

Jumper_One
January 31st, 2008, 11:37 AM
Thrown out garbage: Carter, Keller
Returning gold: Weir, Carson

right and let's forget s4 ever happened, that'd definitely make sense :rolleyes:

stclare
January 31st, 2008, 11:41 AM
right and let's forget s4 ever happened, that'd definitely make sense :rolleyes:

No, season four is an AU ;)

Falcon Horus
January 31st, 2008, 11:42 AM
No, season four is an AU ;)

Absolutely... :D

jelgate
January 31st, 2008, 11:43 AM
No, season four is an AU ;)Denial:P

Platschu
January 31st, 2008, 11:44 AM
Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas.. :cool:

My guess:

Carter : 6-8 episode
Weir : 4-6 episode
Beckett : 7-8 episode
Keller : 5-6 episode

This is acceptable for everyone, isn't it? :)

Falcon Horus
January 31st, 2008, 11:47 AM
This is acceptable for everyone, isn't it? :)

No!

Carter : 0 episode
Weir : 20 episode

More realistically maybe...

Carter: 4
Weir: 14

Erised
January 31st, 2008, 11:47 AM
right and let's forget s4 ever happened, that'd definitely make sense :rolleyes:

totally :D

jelgate
January 31st, 2008, 11:48 AM
Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas.. :cool:My guess:Carter : 6-8 episodeWeir : 4-6 episodeBeckett : 7-8 episodeKeller : 5-6 episodeThis is acceptable for everyone, isn't it? :)It is impossible to find a list that will be acceptable for everyone.

Agent_Dark
January 31st, 2008, 11:50 AM
Thrown out garbage: Carter, Keller
Returning gold: Weir, Carson

wrong.

SGFerrit
January 31st, 2008, 11:50 AM
Thrown out garbage: Carter, Keller
Returning gold: Weir, Carson

Weir ain't going to be the leader of Atlantis again. That would be a step backwards, we want to go forward, thanks.

If Carson does return, I hope they don't just drop keller.

Erised
January 31st, 2008, 11:52 AM
Weir ain't going to be the leader of Atlantis again. That would be a step backwards, we want to go forward, thanks.

If Carson does return, I hope they don't just drop keller.

No backwards is good.
There is no season 4!
Denial! :D

Jumper_One
January 31st, 2008, 11:53 AM
Denial:P

I'll join you ;)


Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas, Dallas.. :cool:

My guess:

Carter : 6-8 episode
Weir : 4-6 episode
Beckett : 7-8 episode
Keller : 5-6 episode

This is acceptable for everyone, isn't it? :)

just because Carter's in less eps in s5 doesn't mean Weir will be in more eps ;)


No!

Carter : 0 episode
Weir : 20 episode

More realistically maybe...

Carter: 4
Weir: 14

I'm pretty sure 'several eps' means more than just 4, especially if this person's still base commander


totally :D

:rolleyes:


It is impossible to find a list that will be acceptable for everyone.

:indeed:

FoolishPleasure
January 31st, 2008, 11:53 AM
What I would like to see:

Carter - minimal episodes

Keller - NO episodes

Lorne and Zelenka - More episodes

Beckett and Weir - MORE than the measley few they got this year!

Briangate78
January 31st, 2008, 11:57 AM
New Speculations...

Main Cast in Credits

Joe Flanigan - Sheppard
Rachel Lutrell - Teyla
Jason Momoa - Ronon
David Hewlett - Mckay

Recurring/Guest roles

I have no clue whatsoever! :S

Platschu
January 31st, 2008, 12:05 PM
I have no clue whatsoever! :S
Great guesses! :lol:

MediaSavant
January 31st, 2008, 12:15 PM
just because Carter's in less eps in s5 doesn't mean Weir will be in more eps

Yep.

People have to entertain the possibility that they may have budget cuts that have them reducing the overall size or number of appearances of the regular and recurring cast.

You could see more episodes like Harmony where just a few characters appear and the others get a week off.

A good example is Babylon 5's fifth season. They had budget cuts and many cast members had fewer numbers of episodes than the previous season.

Mitchell82
January 31st, 2008, 12:18 PM
No!

Carter : 0 episode
Weir : 20 episode

More realistically maybe...

Carter: 4
Weir: 14

Sorry that would turn me anti. Weir cannot be nor would she be in that many. It would completly cause the story to be fubar'd.

Falcon Horus
January 31st, 2008, 12:50 PM
Sorry that would turn me anti.

There's always room for more anti's... :D

Platschu
January 31st, 2008, 12:54 PM
There's always room for more anti's... :D
It is funny. But I think even if Weir or Carson can return, than the so called "fans" would find other reasons to be "anti", so they can express themselves as an active group. Why? Because they enjoy to be part of the writing staff rather than a simple viewer. The sad fact is that they are only viewers, nothing else. :(

So the casting of S5 can be checked. What will be the next? Will the fans write the episodes, create the customs, direct the episodes, produce the DVD extras etc.? Where will the border be?

Falcon Horus
January 31st, 2008, 12:56 PM
It is funny. But I think even if Weir or Carson can return, than the so called "fans" would find other reasons to be "anti", so they can express themselves as an active group. Why? Because they enjoy to be part of the writing staff rather than a simple viewer. The sad fact is that they are only viewers, nothing else. :(

I'd say it would turn me less anti...but I'm so addicted to that thread that it would be hard to not go there anymore.

I'm anti not just because of what they did to Weir or Carson... I have other reasons too.

Mitchell82
January 31st, 2008, 12:57 PM
There's always room for more anti's... :D

If they screw things up royally I'll take you up on that.

flynn1959
January 31st, 2008, 12:59 PM
What I think we will get...

Carter in 3 or 4 episodes, with maybe a very brief cameo in another 1 or 2.

Weir in 3 or 4 episodes the back end of the season.

Carson will return and be in 8 - 10 episodes.

Daniel will be in at least 4 episodes, maybe more if they can get MS to sign on for them.

Jack/RDA the same as Daniel.

It's just mo, but I think there has been a lot of panic behind the scenes and what they are going for now is damage limitation.

Mitchell82
January 31st, 2008, 01:02 PM
What I think we will get...

Carter in 3 or 4 episodes, with maybe a very brief cameo in another 1 or 2.

Weir in 3 or 4 episodes the back end of the season.

Carson will return and be in 8 - 10 episodes.

Daniel will be in at least 4 episodes, maybe more if they can get MS to sign on for them.

Jack/RDA the same as Daniel.

It's just mo, but I think there has been a lot of panic behind the scenes and what they are going for now is damage limitation.
I seriously doubt it. JM said if they can even get him Daniel would be in only one ep. And I seriously doubt Jack is even a factor. Weir possibly, Carson I doubt that many as to Carter I think that's too low a number. Also they have no reason to do damage controll when they have no need to.

Jumper_One
January 31st, 2008, 01:04 PM
this is what'll happen imo

full time
Sheppard (20 eps)
Teyla (20 eps)
Ronon (20 eps)
McKay (20 eps)

recurring
Carter (6-12 eps)
Keller (8 eps)
Lorne (6-8 eps)
Zelenka (8-12 eps)
Beckett (6-10 eps)
Weir (3-4 eps)

Ebeneezer_Goode
January 31st, 2008, 01:04 PM
I personally couldn't care less whether Carter is leader or not, just as long as the writers don't listen to the loud minority and bring Weir back (not that Torri would want to). Best case scenario: Carter leaves and Daniel is put in charge.

flynn1959
January 31st, 2008, 01:06 PM
I personally couldn't care less whether Carter is leader or not, just as long as the writers don't listen to the loud minority and bring Weir back (not that Torri would want to). Best case scenario: Carter leaves and Daniel is put in charge.

Oh that loud minority thing has been trotted out before, it wasn't right then and it isn't right now.

justhere1971
January 31st, 2008, 01:06 PM
I seriously doubt it. JM said if they can even get him Daniel would be in only one ep. And I seriously doubt Jack is even a factor. Weir possibly, Carson I doubt that many as to Carter I think that's too low a number. Also they have no reason to do damage controll when they have no need to.

Right JM has mentioned repeatedly no RDA in S5, and only one episode for MS, because of the money factor.

Several for Carter can mean anything from 3 upto 14. If it was the same as this season, it would be stated as such. As for the rest, I know what I'd like, but since I'm not the one making decisions, doesn't matter ;)

justhere1971
January 31st, 2008, 01:07 PM
I personally couldn't care less whether Carter is leader or not, just as long as the writers don't listen to the loud minority and bring Weir back (not that Torri would want to). Best case scenario: Carter leaves and Daniel is put in charge.

Exactly where did you get that? She has said she would return for a couple of episodes if asked.

Daniel in charge? What?!

SGFerrit
January 31st, 2008, 01:07 PM
I personally couldn't care less whether Carter is leader or not, just as long as the writers don't listen to the loud minority and bring Weir back (not that Torri would want to). Best case scenario: Carter leaves and Daniel is put in charge.

Daniel isn't fit to lead an expedition that is at war with a race of blood-thirsty space vampires. I thought that was the whole point of adding a military leader? Anyway, if you are leader of Atlantis, you don't have time to do the stuff you are usually good at, as proven by Carter not being able to use her science skills very often.

Ebeneezer_Goode
January 31st, 2008, 01:09 PM
I'd say Carter is over qualified, Weir is under qualified and Daniel is just right, or at least he's closer to the mark than the other two, the amount of time he's spent on SG-1 he's practically military anyway.

SGFerrit
January 31st, 2008, 01:09 PM
Exactly where did you get that? She has said she would return for a couple of episodes if asked.

I think Ebeneezer meant full time, and Torri said she wouldn't.

SGFerrit
January 31st, 2008, 01:10 PM
I'd say Carter is over qualified, Weir is under qualified and Daniel is just right, or at least he's closer to the mark than the other two, the amount of time he's spent on SG-1 he's practically military anyway.

Fact is, Daniel COULDN'T lead. He'd be too busy running around the city exploring. Not that I can blame him, like.

justhere1971
January 31st, 2008, 01:11 PM
Fact is, Daniel COULDN'T lead. He'd be too busy running around the city exploring. Not that I can blame him, like.

Exactly. Daniel doesn't want to spend his time doing paper work. Give him a shovel and he'll go dig. :D

wheresmyfroggy
January 31st, 2008, 01:11 PM
I think Ebeneezer meant full time, and Torri said she wouldn't.

Good for her! At least someone realizes that Weir coming back full-time again would be ludicrous. I like where they took her character this season. She's finally interesting to me.

Platschu
January 31st, 2008, 01:12 PM
I know I will get reds or be moderated again, but why? There is no perfect TV show, and I have to say it again, it is only a TV show, nothing more. The "pro" fans don't count for the "antis" at all, because they are selfish. They founded out something, in which name they could unite their creative power, but they forget, that they are risking other people, the pro fan's fun. Half of the crew lost their job, when SG-1 was canceled and I think it happened because of the "fans", who tried everything to ruin it to get an imagined idealistic team picture, which couldn't happen because of RDA's leaving at the end of season 8. So I think these loudest "fans" destroyed and canceled SG-1, not SciFi. because they couldn't accept new things. I fear the same will happen in Atlantis too. The writers did something, but some part of the audience couldn't accept it. They changed their mind because of the effective pressure, so the viewers began to think they won, but the sad fact that everybody lost something. The staff lost their courage to write creative things and the fandom lost his soul. Maybe I feel it wrongly, but these GW fandom will never be the same. Maybe we changed too much in the last few years.

wheresmyfroggy
January 31st, 2008, 01:18 PM
I don't think the fans had anything to do with anything. I don't think TPTB are bringing Weir back, they are sticking to their plan of what to do with the character. And the mere fact that they wrote in a backdoor to bring Carson back before Sunday even aired shows that they never planned for him to be gone permanently. They were planning to bring him back all along.

TPTB did exactly what they wanted to do with the cast change ups, and that was to get fandom buzzing and talking. People outside the fandom were brought into it, so much noise was made! Major networks ran stories about the SCB campaign, etc.

Game, set, match.

justhere1971
January 31st, 2008, 01:20 PM
I don't think the fans had anything to do with anything. I don't think TPTB are bringing Weir back, they are sticking to their plan of what to do with the character. And the mere fact that they wrote in a backdoor to bring Carson back before Sunday even aired shows that they never planned for him to be gone permanently. They were planning to bring him back all along.

TPTB did exactly what they wanted to do with the cast change ups, and that was to get fandom buzzing and talking. People outside the fandom were brought into it, so much noise was made! Major networks ran stories about the SCB campaign, etc.

Game, set, match.

Really? You mean that one spot on GMA?

Fandom is buzzing for all the people that are on-line. No one else. They might question a little, and then go on about their business of watching or not watching depending on the episode.

Platschu
January 31st, 2008, 01:50 PM
I think it is sad that the whole magic of this scifi world disappeared or began to disappear after season 8. It is only about episode numbers, pay checks, fan demands, plans, costs, reused sets, angry viewers etc. I think the original viewers became young adults from teenagers. It is so sad to see, that some of the old viewers can't enjoy the newest episodes, but this franchise needed evolution. You can protest against it, you can begin fan campaigns, but if you step through the border between fans and creators, than it isn't a good sign. I think the best solution would be a complete spoiler stop from the staff. No poems, no hidden clues, no story news, no guest star actors hints, so every episode will be a surprise for the fans. It worked by Star Wars or BSG, so maybe the SG team should change communication strategy. ;)

Killdeer
January 31st, 2008, 01:54 PM
I had a feeling this was coming.


I also have a strong feeling we're getting a new commander. The term "guest appearances" says a lot.


All I have to say is....please please please let it NOT be Caldwell or Landry!! I can't stand Landry, and while I do like Caldwell, he's best in small doses. I would not want him in a fulltime role. :(

Falcon Horus
January 31st, 2008, 01:56 PM
I would not want him in a FT role. :(

A what? :o

Killdeer
January 31st, 2008, 01:58 PM
A what? :o

fulltime role.

Falcon Horus
January 31st, 2008, 02:00 PM
fulltime role.

Ah...

Xeon_1
January 31st, 2008, 02:15 PM
I know who will be the new leader of altantis Vala:vala:



Just kidding but it would make for an interesting/hilarious episode filler episode.

wheresmyfroggy
January 31st, 2008, 02:35 PM
A third commander in as many years? Ugh...

sueKay
January 31st, 2008, 02:40 PM
JM made a comment about us getting a new female character about 2 weeks ago...

I'm worried, though happy at the one cast change we know of :)

Reiko
January 31st, 2008, 03:30 PM
I hadn't heard that. I'd heard some rumors to that effect, but I didn't know it was ever confirmed. That would be awesome though. That was another extremely stupid character death (IMO). :mad:

It was an extremely stupid death. I heard it was just rumours too, but I see the sources now after consulting Father Google =] It would be great to have Kolya back, he was just awesome. :cool:


OK - I'm editing my post. I was just reading through Alipeeps' con report on LJ and Kavan said that he is in S5! :) (hope she doesn't mind me saying that).


Whoot! I was getting worried there for a second when I saw him on 'Uncomfirmed'. Nice to know =]


While I'd love it to be Weir, if they're true to form it'll be that godforsaken Larrin character who more than half the people on this forum seem to hate.

Oh God! Another reason to barf on the rug. I'd love for it to be Weir too but I also know it's likely not happening... But Larrin!? Oh great. The only thing worse than Carter is Larrin IMHO. But then again, y'know how they try to reach out for that young male demographic...


Thrown out garbage: Carter, Keller
Returning gold: Weir, Carson

Carter : 0 episode
Weir : 20 episode

More realistically maybe...

Carter: 4
Weir: 14


What I would like to see:
Carter - minimal episodes
Keller - NO episodes
Lorne and Zelenka - More episodes
Beckett and Weir - MORE than the measley few they got this year!

I lurve your choices. That would make me one happy chika. :weir::beckett: Unfortuately I don't have hope It'll happen, so I'll run off and bury myself in pre-s4 dreams. But you all get greenies.


No, season four is an AU ;)

So obviously ;)


No backwards is good.
There is no season 4!
Denial! :D

In the case of season four backwards is good. Season Four is incredibly ... blah, comepared to the others. C'mon, even if your a pro, admit it. I've seen better fanfiction.

jelgate
January 31st, 2008, 03:34 PM
In the case of season four backwards is good. Season Four is incredibly ... blah, comepared to the others. C'mon, even if your a pro, admit it. I've seen better fanfiction.If we were S2 than yes. I find this season more serious and balanced than S2 and S3.

wm_1987
January 31st, 2008, 04:50 PM
If Amanda is coming back next season, like the gateworld news article said, her character will probably still lead Atlantis, you just won't see her as much. That's just my opinion, I would really hate to see someone else come in. It's had enough cast changes in the four years its been on.

Jumper_One
January 31st, 2008, 04:51 PM
If Amanda is coming back next season, like the gateworld news article said, her character will probably still lead Atlantis, you just won't see her as much. That's just my opinion, I would really hate to see someone else come in.

I totally agree with you :)

Killdeer
January 31st, 2008, 04:56 PM
If Amanda is coming back next season, like the gateworld news article said, her character will probably still lead Atlantis, you just won't see her as much. That's just my opinion, I would really hate to see someone else come in.

It does seem a shame that they spent a whole season working her in only for this to happen. Kind of seems like a waste, in a way. Not that I begrudge Amanda her success on another show - I wish her well on that. But I was hoping the turnover would settle down a little.

I don't know if she'll lead Atlantis or not. I doubt it, but it's possible. But I'm also getting some deja vu here, because a year ago there were a lot of people who believed very firmly that Elizabeth was still going to be the leader, even after they'd announced her role was reduced to recurring. That, obviously, didn't happen. I don't really expect it to happen here either.

If she's not the leader, I hope they bring in a completely new character. I'd rather they didn't pull anyone else from the existing characters to become leader.

Mitchell82
February 1st, 2008, 12:33 AM
It does seem a shame that they spent a whole season working her in only for this to happen. Kind of seems like a waste, in a way. Not that I begrudge Amanda her success on another show - I wish her well on that. But I was hoping the turnover would settle down a little.
THey couldn't have known for sure that Sanctuary would get a tv show.Good thing is she has had alot of development and backstory so even with less eps she will most likely still shine.


I don't know if she'll lead Atlantis or not. I doubt it, but it's possible. But I'm also getting some deja vu here, because a year ago there were a lot of people who believed very firmly that Elizabeth was still going to be the leader, even after they'd announced her role was reduced to recurring. That, obviously, didn't happen. I don't really expect it to happen here either.
I don't see how you compare these two. THey are two seperate issues. .


If she's not the leader, I hope they bring in a completely new character. I'd rather they didn't pull anyone else from the existing characters to become leader.

If they must replace her this is how to do it but the concept itself makes no sense.

VSS
February 1st, 2008, 12:34 AM
It does seem a shame that they spent a whole season working her in only for this to happen. Kind of seems like a waste, in a way. Not that I begrudge Amanda her success on another show - I wish her well on that. But I was hoping the turnover would settle down a little.

I don't know if she'll lead Atlantis or not. I doubt it, but it's possible. But I'm also getting some deja vu here, because a year ago there were a lot of people who believed very firmly that Elizabeth was still going to be the leader, even after they'd announced her role was reduced to recurring. That, obviously, didn't happen. I don't really expect it to happen here either.

If she's not the leader, I hope they bring in a completely new character. I'd rather they didn't pull anyone else from the existing characters to become leader.

Well, then why would they need Carter at all? I'm thinking just to have a few eps to segue into a new CO.

As for a new CO, I think they need a good dose of Colonel Dixon.;) Can you imagine? I think it would be funnier than hell but of course, we'll never get to see that. But just five minutes with Dixon and McKay would make my day.

mr_kennedy
February 1st, 2008, 01:48 AM
if ronin goes dark in season 5 (which i think will be how the entire atlantis expedition goes missing in the first place, i want daniel (stargate needs more daniel) to replace him w/o vala please :vala:

heres how i see it

in the credits

amanda tapping - samantha carter (10-12 eps)
joe flannigan - john sheperd (20 eps)
michael shanks - daniel jackson (18 eps minus the first two or so)
rachael lutrell - taylor emmargen (16 eps with her baby and all)
david hewlitt - rodney mckay (20 eps)
jewel staite - jennifer keller (19 eps) (maybe add her to the credits)

guest stars

im thinking a big sg-1/sga crossover atlantis style would be great

jason mamoa - ronin dex (15-16 eps)
paul mcgillon - carson beckett (10 - 12 eps)
torri higginson - elizabeth weir (5-6 eps)
rainbow sun francks - aiden ford (5-6 eps)
david nykal - radick zalenka (10 eps)
cladia black - vala mel doran (2-3 eps)
chris judge - teal'c(2-3 eps)
ben browder - cameroan mitchell (2-3 eps)
richard dean anderson - jack o'neill (1 ep)
mitch pileggi - steven coldwell (3-4 eps)
robert davi - acastus colyer (1-2 eps)
conner trinnier - michael (5-6 eps)
kate hewlitt - jeanie miller (2-3 eps)
craig veroni - peter grodin (1 ep)
kevan smith - evan lorne (7-8 eps)


edit - i know its a big ask but i would like the gate guy from season 1 to return in some way shape or form

edit
my list is unfisihed ill finish it later

SGFerrit
February 1st, 2008, 02:12 AM
I would like to see:

Main:

Joe Flanigan (20 eps)
David Hewlett (20 eps)
Jason Momoa (20 eps)
Rachel Luttrell (18 eps)

Recurring:

Amanda Tapping (10 eps)
Paul McGillion (10 eps)
David Nykl (10 eps)
Jewel Staite (8 eps)
Kavan Smith (8 eps)
Torri Higginson (4 eps)
Connor Trinneer (4 eps)
Mitch Pileggi (4 eps)
Jill Wagner (2 eps)
Michael Shanks (2 eps)
Chris Judge (1 ep)

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 05:56 AM
I want Caldwell to take over the leadership postion on Atlantis. He's a cool character, great leader(best ship commander in both series) and he's come to appreciate the Atlantis team. And he'd still know how to put Shpe in his place if need be.
Keep Sam as a recurring character. Say she is needed on Earth - thus, her appearance in any new SG-1 movies can be easily explained and so on.
Making Caldwell leader would also mean that they wouldn't have to bring in a new character. Out of the already established ones, he's the best one...Him or Woolsey...:P Just kidding...
He can be in around 15 episodes, similar to Sam this season. Since he isn't a scientist, fans won't start *****ing like they did about Sam not helping out Rodney and so on. I think that a background leadership role would work for him...

marielabbott
February 1st, 2008, 06:06 AM
I think I remember listening to episode commentary--sorry, I can't remember which, maybe First Strike?--that said Ellis was introduced in part because sometimes Mitch Pileggi wasn't available to play ship commander. But perhaps he would be willing to commit to playing Caldwell on a more regular basis. That's one of many unanswered questions. Is it Monday yet? :p

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 06:13 AM
Yeah, but, like you said, he doesn't actually have any long-term commitments, so, if he were offered a regular role, I think he might accept...

FireCat
February 1st, 2008, 07:09 AM
The regs are:

Sheppard
McKay
Ronon
Teyla

With recurring:

Zelenka (as many eps as possible)
Lorne (as many as possible)
Beckett (as many as possible)
Weir (as many as possible)

Caldwell, Ellis, Michael, Todd, Kolya - love to see them any time.

Carter - 1 or 2 (just to write her out - send her back to Jack, whatever)
Keller - 1 or 2 (set up for a good Wraith feeding, then she would really have something to whine and scream about.) ;)

No Daniel!

Briangate78
February 1st, 2008, 07:11 AM
I would like to see:

Main:

Joe Flanigan (20 eps)
David Hewlett (20 eps)
Jason Momoa (20 eps)
Rachel Luttrell (18 eps)

Recurring:

Amanda Tapping (10 eps)
Paul McGillion (10 eps)
David Nykl (10 eps)
Jewel Staite (8 eps)
Kavan Smith (8 eps)
Torri Higginson (4 eps)
Connor Trinneer (4 eps)
Mitch Pileggi (4 eps)
Jill Wagner (2 eps)
Michael Shanks (2 eps)
Chris Judge (1 ep)

This is what is likely going to happen. Good call.

Daniel Jackson
February 1st, 2008, 07:13 AM
When will we find out what the main cast of Season 5 will be? I don't expect Carter to stick around, but if she does, that'll be great. I really hope that Sheppard, McKay, Ronan, and Teyla all return full time. Will a recurring guest star be joining the cast? I don't want to know about new characters, just who's returning, and wether they'll be full time regulars or not.

Thanks! :sheppard:

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:16 AM
I think 10 episodes are too many for Carter. Half that, maybe...And I don't think Jason will be in all 20 episodes. Let's just hope the SAG strike doesn't happen...

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:18 AM
Monday.

Redhooks
February 1st, 2008, 07:18 AM
I would like to see:
Jill Wagner (2 eps)
I am hoping for about 4 episodes from Jill this season, but time will tell.

Celcool
February 1st, 2008, 07:20 AM
The regs are:

Sheppard
McKay
Ronon
Teyla

With recurring:

Zelenka (as many eps as possible)
Lorne (as many as possible)
Beckett (as many as possible)
Weir (as many as possible)

Caldwell, Ellis, Michael, Todd, Kolya - love to see them any time.

Carter - 1 or 2 (just to write her out - send her back to Jack, whatever)
Keller - 1 or 2 (set up for a good Wraith feeding, then she would really have something to whine and scream about.) ;)

No Daniel!

If there is a next season, then I predict that the only regs left will be Sheppard and McKay. Who needs the rest, huh? /sarcasm

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:24 AM
I am hoping for about 4 episodes from Jill this season, but time will tell.

I wouldn't be surprised if she's in around 4-5 episodes.

Briangate78
February 1st, 2008, 07:26 AM
I think 10 episodes are too many for Carter. Half that, maybe...And I don't think Jason will be in all 20 episodes. Let's just hope the SAG strike doesn't happen...

I think it will be most likely less from this season. Under 10, I dunno. I do hope Weir has more than 4 though.

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:26 AM
If there is a next season, then I predict that the only regs left will be Sheppard and McKay. Who needs the rest, huh? /sarcasm

You mean season 6? Yeah...why not? McKay is the only character that's been developed throughout the series and John is well on his way. Ronon got some development, but he can easily be replaced by any big, warrior type. As for Teyla, the blandest of the bland...I REALLY wouldn't miss her.

justhere1971
February 1st, 2008, 07:30 AM
You mean season 6? Yeah...why not? McKay is the only character that's been developed throughout the series and John is well on his way. Ronon got some development, but he can easily be replaced by any big, warrior type. As for Teyla, the blandest of the bland...I REALLY wouldn't miss her.

Who's fault is that? The failure of character development does not fall on the actress/actor, as they can only act on what the script dictates.

As for Ronon: He is not just some big warrior type, he actually has more depth than most of the "just warrior" types.

John: Poor John. Out of the leads, his is the least developed. Hopefully that all will change with tonight's episode to some degree. Just because he's on screen for a long time does not equate to character development.

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:33 AM
Who's fault is that? The failure of character development does not fall on the actress/actor, as they can only act on what the script dictates.

As for Ronon: He is not just some big warrior type, he actually has more depth than most of the "just warrior" types.

John: Poor John. Out of the leads, his is the least developed. Hopefully that all will change with tonight's episode to some degree. Just because he's on screen for a long time does not equate to character development.

Did I say it's the actor's fault? No, I said Teyla, not Rachel. Maybe the writers just can't find a way to develop her. They wanted to have her go "all dark" this season, but they couldn't, because of the kid. I say kill the kid and have her go crazy or something...Otherwise I just don't see them doing anything interesting with her.
As for John, that's why I said that he's well on his way...tonight's episode seems to help a lot with his development. We'll see.

justhere1971
February 1st, 2008, 07:38 AM
Did I say it's the actor's fault? No, I said Teyla, not Rachel. Maybe the writers just can't find a way to develop her. They wanted to have her go "all dark" this season, but they couldn't, because of the kid. I say kill the kid and have her go crazy or something...Otherwise I just don't see them doing anything interesting with her.
As for John, that's why I said that he's well on his way...tonight's episode seems to help a lot with his development. We'll see.

Sorry you are correct I phrased it incorrectly. What I am getting at is, the reason Teyla is bland - is because how she's written. Her dark storyline is such a poor line. The mutant/messiah baby line has been used on so many different shows with mostly disastrous results. Just wish they'd picked something different to help develop her more.

Briangate78
February 1st, 2008, 07:38 AM
Who's fault is that? The failure of character development does not fall on the actress/actor, as they can only act on what the script dictates.

As for Ronon: He is not just some big warrior type, he actually has more depth than most of the "just warrior" types.

John: Poor John. Out of the leads, his is the least developed. Hopefully that all will change with tonight's episode to some degree. Just because he's on screen for a long time does not equate to character development.

I have to respectively disagree, I think the characters have been really developed, especially this season. We've learned things about them we never knew before. Even Weir got some nice development this season. Her character has become truly dynamic, imo. I am so glad she is returning next season.

Carter's reduced role will be an excellent opportunity for other characters to have more scenes and be focused on. We will likely get more of this duo or trio, and off world team eps. We could also see more exploration eps rather than eps focused in Atlantis.

I think tonight's ep is going to be a great Ronon and Sheppard ep, imo. We shall see. :)

Falcon Horus
February 1st, 2008, 07:42 AM
If there is a next season, then I predict that the only regs left will be Sheppard and McKay. Who needs the rest, huh? /sarcasm

:lol:


I have to respectively disagree, I think the characters have been really developed, especially this season. We've learned things about them we never knew before. Even Weir got some nice development this season. Her character has become truly dynamic, imo. I am so glad she is returning next season.

You know... You could always start a new thread and put some proof behind such statements, such as "what exactly have we learned this season that we didn't already knew?"... cause quite frankly I ain't seeing it... or at least not much anyway.

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:42 AM
Sorry you are correct I phrased it incorrectly. What I am getting at is, the reason Teyla is bland - is because how she's written. Her dark storyline is such a poor line. The mutant/messiah baby line has been used on so many different shows with mostly disastrous results. Just wish they'd picked something different to help develop her more.

Well, they originally wanted for her to go dark because of her people going missing and all that...But when they found out Rachel was pregnant, they decided to drop that(though you still see a little bit of that with her killing the...errr...what were they called...Bola Kai or something?) and incorporate the pregnancy into the story. That's why I say they should just kill the kid. No mutant, no child destined to save the galaxy, no day care cebter on Atlantis. Just kill him and go from there with Teyla.

Killdeer
February 1st, 2008, 07:43 AM
Carter's reduced role will be an excellent opportunity for other characters to have more scenes and be focused on. We will likely get more of this duo or trio, and off world team eps. We could also see more exploration eps rather than eps focused in Atlantis.


Personally, if Carter's reduced presence leads to a greater focus on the team, I would be happy. I haven't been thrilled with the way the team keeps being broken up this year. I really want more episodes with all four of the team working together.

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:45 AM
I have to respectively disagree, I think the characters have been really developed, especially this season. We've learned things about them we never knew before. Even Weir got some nice development this season. Her character has become truly dynamic, imo. I am so glad she is returning next season.

Carter's reduced role will be an excellent opportunity for other characters to have more scenes and be focused on. We will likely get more of this duo or trio, and off world team eps. We could also see more exploration eps rather than eps focused in Atlantis.

I think tonight's ep is going to be a great Ronon and Sheppard ep, imo. We shall see. :)

It's funny how the writers can only make some characters interesting by making them evil/go rogue or something like that. First Ford, now Weir. I personally disliked Weir, but now I'm intersted to see where her arc is going. I just wish the writers were able to better develop their female characters.

JohnRico
February 1st, 2008, 07:45 AM
What happens on Monday that has everyone expecting Official News ?

Falcon Horus
February 1st, 2008, 07:46 AM
What happens on Monday that has everyone expecting Official News ?

Official press release on the cast of season 5.

reddevil18
February 1st, 2008, 07:47 AM
Personally, if Carter's reduced presence leads to a greater focus on the team, I would be happy. I haven't been thrilled with the way the team keeps being broken up this year. I really want more episodes with all four of the team working together.

Well, Carter didn't have anything to do with that. In fact, in the episodes in which Carter IS present, there is a lot of focus on the whole group. But I agree, I wish we had a lot more team moments.