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lacka1986
February 2nd, 2008, 06:46 PM
Anyone know why the past two episodes have not had the FULL main cast? in Harmony it was ONLY Sheppard and McKay and this week it was Sheppard and Ronon, with a little Carter. What is going on?

Jumper_One
February 2nd, 2008, 06:48 PM
Anyone know why the past two episodes have not had the FULL main cast? in Harmony it was ONLY Sheppard and McKay and this week it was Sheppard and Ronon, with a little Carter. What is going on?

Trio will focus on Carter, Keller and McKay ;)

P-90_177
February 2nd, 2008, 06:48 PM
Anyone know why the past two episodes have not had the FULL main cast? in Harmony it was ONLY Sheppard and McKay and this week it was Sheppard and Ronon, with a little Carter. What is going on?

I dunno really. Was RL quite late on in her pregnancy when they made these eps?

Detox
February 2nd, 2008, 06:56 PM
Think they wanted some episodes to just focus on some each of the main characters.

lacka1986
February 2nd, 2008, 07:09 PM
Think they wanted some episodes to just focus on some each of the main characters.

I understand, but why remove the others completely, they can still be in it!

VSS
February 2nd, 2008, 07:36 PM
This has always been a problem with SGA, IMHO.
The other thing that was missing was Agent Barrett. He was involved with the Wallace case- now where is he?

I miss my Malcolm.:(

PG15
February 2nd, 2008, 08:15 PM
Teyla was in neither Harmony nor Outcast because these two episodes were filmed at the end of the season, along with The Last Man, and by that time Rachel would've already gone into maternity leave.

Ronon wasn't in Harmony because he has a lot to do in Midway, and as said above, Trio is McKay heavy + Carter heavy.

There's always an explanation. :D

pilgrim soul
February 3rd, 2008, 02:23 AM
Teyla was in neither Harmony nor Outcast because these two episodes were filmed at the end of the season, along with The Last Man, and by that time Rachel would've already gone into maternity leave.

Ronon wasn't in Harmony because he has a lot to do in Midway, and as said above, Trio is McKay heavy + Carter heavy.

There's always an explanation. :D

JM also mentioned on his blog that Jason's girlfriend was about to give birth when Harmony was being filmed so he might have had to dash off at any moment.

Remember they weren't just filming around Rachel's pregnancy but David and Jason's impending fatherhood too.

Myles
February 3rd, 2008, 04:03 AM
I understand, but why remove the others completely, they can still be in it!

TPTB have a limited budget and limited time for a show in general. If it doesn't add to the story at hand, there's little point in adding in unneeded characters. Plus for a non-regular character like Sam, you would have to go through all the negotiations and BS just for a few minutes of footage. It's just not worth it.

I thought people would be happy TPTB said why Mckay wasn't coming, but I guess not...

talyn2k1
February 3rd, 2008, 01:26 PM
I understand, but why remove the others completely, they can still be in it!

And let's face it, if they were in there for just a few moments, a bunch of fans would've complained that PTB were doing fan service to stop them complaining about their favourite characters not being in the episode, then they would promptly start complaining about their favourite characters not being in the episode.

sueKay
February 3rd, 2008, 01:31 PM
Harmony
-Rachel was heavily pregnant
-Jason's girlfriend was due any day

Outcast
-Rachel was heavily pregnant
-David's fiance was heavily pregnant

PG15
February 3rd, 2008, 01:37 PM
Geez, what are they putting in the waters there? Sounds like everyone had a...good time 9 months before this.

sueKay
February 3rd, 2008, 01:41 PM
Yup!

JF and his wife had their third son
Then JM and KS both became dads
Then DH and Jane had their baby
Then RL had her baby!

I think that was the 3rd Stargate baby boom!

(First one being SG1 S2, then being between S7 and S8)

MechaThor
February 4th, 2008, 05:22 AM
I understand, but why remove the others completely, they can still be in it!

I liked how it was just Sheppard and Ronon, It allowed them more interactions and screentime than they would have if the whole team was there, otherwise you have to show where all the characters are and give them all lines.
It also allowed the supporting cast a chance to shine, Like DR Lee would not have been as good if Mckay was there, Also Bates got some good screentime aswell.

In Harmony it was a Sheppard and Mckay based episode, and was great as it allowed just them two to shine, if Ronon and Teyla where there, It may have been brokern up.

In the Next Ep we will get to see Sam and Keller more and how Mckay will act with two hot woman. Missing was also great because we got to see alot of both Keller and Teyla without the others stepping on their lines.

Do you see my point? Having them in small groups means more screentime for them and more development, them when we see them as a team in full again, we can take all that indivisual development and see how it mixes with the groups development.

Fianlly in "Outcast" Mckay was on the Kids planet (they love that planet), and Teyla was out buying baby cloths.

nx01a
February 4th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Somehow I more picture her tracking, trapping, killing, skinning, eating then tanning the hide of some poor creature for her maternity wear.
But I'm strange.
Again, I SO hope she was just being nice to someone by wearing that hideous maternity dress from Quarantine.

As for Trio, sounds more like Third Wheel. Duo I'd love to watch. Dr. Firefly might just get in the way of the Rodney/Sam love. Although that might be a good thing. For Rodney. :P

magneticresonance
February 5th, 2008, 05:58 AM
Whatever the practical, cast-related reasons, I kind of like the buddy episodes where we get to focus on a particular pair of characters. Gives the writers an opportunity to explore the relationship between them (whether or not they actually take it - ahem). I'd like to see a few more, ideally with some of the less used characters. I guess we'll get something similar again with Trio.

wm_1987
February 5th, 2008, 07:22 PM
Thinking back to previous seasons, isn't Joe and David the only ones to be in all the episodes of Atlantis. I know David had a small sceen in Outcast, but he was still in it. And from pics Joe is in Midway and Trio, if only for a small time.

nx01a
February 7th, 2008, 05:35 PM
What your contract wants, your contract gets. :D

Detox
February 7th, 2008, 08:22 PM
I liked how it was just Sheppard and Ronon, It allowed them more interactions and screentime than they would have if the whole team was there, otherwise you have to show where all the characters are and give them all lines.
It also allowed the supporting cast a chance to shine, Like DR Lee would not have been as good if Mckay was there, Also Bates got some good screentime aswell.

In Harmony it was a Sheppard and Mckay based episode, and was great as it allowed just them two to shine, if Ronon and Teyla where there, It may have been brokern up.

In the Next Ep we will get to see Sam and Keller more and how Mckay will act with two hot woman. Missing was also great because we got to see alot of both Keller and Teyla without the others stepping on their lines.

Do you see my point? Having them in small groups means more screentime for them and more development, them when we see them as a team in full again, we can take all that indivisual development and see how it mixes with the groups development.

Fianlly in "Outcast" Mckay was on the Kids planet (they love that planet), and Teyla was out buying baby cloths.

Exactly, episodes with only partial casts are sometimes great for fleshing out the secondary characters.

A perfect example of this would be Zero Hour. The main cast was only on for a few minutes, the rest was all RDA and essentially every secondary character in SG-1, Reynolds, Lee, Walter, Sile, Davis.