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Stormtrooper
December 13th, 2008, 07:56 AM
Because she's nothing but a generic soldier now...

Thoughts?

Crazedwraith
December 13th, 2008, 08:02 AM
Its sad that 'wears skimpy outfits' can be seen as a good portion of one's characters and one's appeal.

If I had to guess its because she's a mother; thus being skimpily dressed is not seen as thematically appropriate.

CazzBlade
December 13th, 2008, 08:12 AM
Because she's nothing but a generic soldier now...

Thoughts?

I remember reading that they made a conscious decision to not have them while she was pregnant last season. They must have just continued it this season :S Along with the lack of Teyla in episodes :(

bluealien
December 13th, 2008, 09:40 AM
I wouldnt call her outfits skimpy. She wore her athosian top and normal pants and that skirt while stick fighting, but I wouldnt call any of them skimpy... but yet her outfits always seemed to be a bone of contention back in earlier seasons.

Her top in Prodical was pretty much the same as the kind she wore in similiar seasons.. but Teyla is seemingly spoken for now so no one seems to care less how she dresses.. :P and I guess the writers think it's improper somehow to show any skin once you've given birth, and have an invisible boyfriend hiding on Atlantis somewhere..:rolleyes:

rsanchez
December 13th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Because she's a mom and I don't think TPTB are into moms.

Rosehawk
December 13th, 2008, 11:16 AM
It is all that unusual for Mom's in general to start dressing more conservatively after they have had a kid, sometimes to hid some of the physical changes that happens to alot of women after pregnancy, and/or sometimes just because a woman may feel differently after having a kid.

I would assume that TPTB, most being husbands and fathers, would be aware of this and maybe Rachel has requested it.

She still looks very nice in her outfits! ;)

jenks
December 13th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Did she ever wear anything particularly skimpy in the first place?

Stormtrooper
December 13th, 2008, 04:29 PM
It is all that unusual for Mom's in general to start dressing more conservatively after they have had a kid, sometimes to hid some of the physical changes that happens to alot of women after pregnancy, and/or sometimes just because a woman may feel differently after having a kid.

Sorry, but you're treating Teyla as a Tau'ri woman. The writers have committed the same mistake. As an Athosian, Teyla should have her own culture and values. If she didn't mind fighting the Wraith with her belly button exposed before, a mere pregnancy wouldn't change her habits.

Truth is, TPTW consider Keller the show's babe now. IMO, that's why she's got to wear the suggestive outfits now (examples: Brain Fart and Identity Loss).


Did she ever wear anything particularly skimpy in the first place?

http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season1/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season1_35.jpg
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season2/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season2_22.jpg
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season3/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season3_17.jpg

Did you ever watch Atlantis?

jenks
December 13th, 2008, 05:16 PM
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season1/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season1_35.jpg
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season2/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season2_22.jpg
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season3/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season3_17.jpg

Did you ever watch Atlantis?

The second one is at a stretch, the other two aren't at all, not sure what you're talking about there...

ykickamoocow
December 13th, 2008, 06:03 PM
Truth is, TPTW consider Keller the show's babe now. IMO, that's why she's got to wear the suggestive outfits now (examples: Brain Fart and Identity Loss).


In all honesty im struggling to think of any character in Atlantis (whether it be a main character or guest character) who has worn what i would call "skimpy" clothing. Stargate Atlantis is actually extremely conservative when it comes to characters outfits and personally abit of cleavage isnt what i would call "skimpy".

Rosehawk
December 13th, 2008, 06:34 PM
Sorry, but you're treating Teyla as a Tau'ri woman. The writers have committed the same mistake. As an Athosian, Teyla should have her own culture and values. If she didn't mind fighting the Wraith with her belly button exposed before, a mere pregnancy wouldn't change her habits.
Excuse me, but I am not treating Teyla as if her change in dress is a mistake, nor do I feel the writers are making a mistake, for all we know it could be Rachel asking to tone it down abit. The writers have said in the past that they do take the actors concerns and comfort into account in regards to their dress on the show.

We do not know what Teyla's own culture and values would be in regards to how Athosian women dress after a pregnancy because it hasn't been shown.
And a pregnancy is not a mere pregnancy. It changes women, both physically and emotionally, and I think that Athosian women would be subjected to similar changes physically and emotionally.

I really don't understand where the connection is here between Teyla fighting the Wraith has to do with how she now dresses. The two issues are not related IMO. Teyla doesn't have to show her belly button in order to fight the Wraith.

Ouroboros
December 13th, 2008, 06:35 PM
No point trying to lure in more young male viewers anymore.

Same reason why I'll probably never get my full frontal hivequeen nudity.

Reiko
December 13th, 2008, 06:42 PM
I think TPTB forgot the concept of "culture" past S2. :o It's easier to make Teyla fulled Americanized unless it's convenient.

Dragon_Heart
December 13th, 2008, 06:52 PM
Yeah the clothes she wore during seasons 1, 2, and 3 were cultural. Maybe they showed a few features here and there, but in no way are her outfits skimpy.
Also, women do usually dress more conservatively after birth, perhaps too hide excess?
But there goes our one little bit of culture in the team, eh.

airrick
December 14th, 2008, 03:17 AM
Sorry, but you're treating Teyla as a Tau'ri woman. The writers have committed the same mistake. As an Athosian, Teyla should have her own culture and values. If she didn't mind fighting the Wraith with her belly button exposed before, a mere pregnancy wouldn't change her habits.

Truth is, TPTW consider Keller the show's babe now. IMO, that's why she's got to wear the suggestive outfits now (examples: Brain Fart and Identity Loss).



http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season1/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season1_35.jpg
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season2/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season2_22.jpg
http://www.gateworld.net/gallery/albums/atl_season3/Cast-Photos/normal_cast_season3_17.jpg

Did you ever watch Atlantis?

If you consider those outfits "skimpy" you should get out more :)

lol seriously those arent too bad.. the second one is probably the most revealing but still not skimpy..

when someone says skimpy I think of Baywatch and even that wasnt TOO skimpy..

Voxyn
December 14th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Not meaning to sound sexist here but there's an obvious answer to this question about her change in clothing style:

She's a WOMAN, and no matter what galaxy they are in, women all want new clothes.
And shoes.
Don't forget the new bag either.
:P

masterblaster
December 15th, 2008, 05:57 AM
right on, Teyla never dressed sexy, go to a club on Friday night and you will see women dressed sexy. The powers-that-be on Stargate never could deal with sex or relationships.
The stargate always put "natives" in the same long dresses. Look on earth, primitive people have very colorful clothes and styles. During the middle bronze age, southern European women wore long flounced dresses with no tops while their northern sister worn mini skirts. Look at the non Earth characters, the women were all dressed alike.

gater101
December 15th, 2008, 06:06 AM
TBH, I didn't notice a difference and I'm a Teyla fan. I think she looks great, no matter what she wears.

The skimpy outfits... I don't know; never really thought they were skimpy. The skirt for her training is practical - it allows her to have full motion of her legs whilst looking pretty.

Falcon Horus
February 12th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Because she's nothing but a generic soldier now...

Thoughts?

It fits better with the wallpaper or paint.

I preferred the Athosian outfits (except what they had her wearing in season 4 - leather is just not practical that tight) to the general BDU's.