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    Where exactly did you find this stupid remark?

    OK, found it... Most of that thread is like
    Last edited by Kalliope; August 8, 2005, 01:08 PM.

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      Originally posted by Kalliope
      Where exactly did you find this stupid remark?
      from here http://mboard.scifi.com/showflat.php...1&fpart=1&vc=1

      and this is a good review http://terrafirmascapers.com/index.p...c=2409.new#new

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        I found this thread on SciFi's board, really

        And this review is brilliant, great PR for Claudia!

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          Originally posted by Kalliope
          Yup Here it is:

          On "Farscape," Claudia Black and Ben Browder played the hottest couple in outer space, but these days, Black's devious new "Stargate SG-1" character, Vala, has eyes only for Dr. Daniel Jackson, who's played by Michael Shanks. Black dishes on Browder, Jackson, Shanks and "SG-1's" new bad guys below.

          Vala is instrumental in kickstarting the story for the season. I was very spoilt in that regard, it was wonderful to be in the eye of the storm as far as the story was concerned and also to be given so much comedic work to do, it was such a joy for me to do those scenes with Michael Shanks, who is a fantastic comic sparring partner.

          [Vala] turns up with a mission [for the Stargate SG-1 team], and [the show] establishes a new set of bad guys. They're pretty evil. They seem quite benign at first, at the beginning they're not taken very seriously, but throughout these six episodes my character gets to know their capabilities. They've got some amazing new cast members, Beau Bridges and Louis Gossett Jr. And obviously I'm working with Ben in a different capacity, as different characters. [His character] appreciates Vala from a safe distance, he's obviously a smart fellow.

          Ben's come into a show that's very established, [whereas] we were part of the creation of "Farscape." Rockne O'Bannon created the show and David Kemper and his staff wrote it, but so much of how the show was shot and with whom and why -- so many questions posed on the show had to come from the team on the floor, me, ben and everyone. I've been really lucky, this is an open-ended opportunity for me. It's wonderful to come back and be sort of a flash in the pan -- Ben's character is a bit of a slow burn, as far as things for Ben to sink his teeth into. For me it was non-stop. Ben loves to work and drive the story. I was busy chewing the scenery.

          It's very interesting the way that TV is, if you're not driving the story, if it doesn't require you're presence, you can be on the sidelines a bit. I felt guilty, they were giving me such fun stuff to play with. [I would have felt guiltier] had I not been in that spot on "Farscape" at first. It was always intended to be an ensemble show, but the heart of the show ended up being Crichton and Aeryn. On "Farscape," each character got to explore his or her own texture and history. So many shows produced now, the character stuff gets lost. To get to play such a different character [on "Stargate"], with so much comedy, and for the producers to trust me so much was great.

          [On "Farscape" at first] Ben was the leading guy on the set, he had so much juicy fun stuff to say, and we would wait around for something to be chucked our way. As the show developed, of course we got our opportunities, but Aeryn for the first seven episodes I was still finding my feet. Ben's going through a similar experience, he's watching me and Michael carry the story.

          There has to be some leeway for us as actors, we're the middlemen [between writers and directors and audience] and we have to deliver the goods. That's why "Stargate" was such a fortunate segue for me, [director] Andy Mikita and Michael Shanks and I earned each other's trust immediately. I was saying to one of the producers, "I'm like a cactus, I don't need much water, I can get prickly, but under the right conditions I might bloom." That's a slightly cheesy analogy, but I really do thrive when I get the slightest bit of support. "Stargate" is such a positive set and there was support all around me. I had [executive producer] Rob Cooper's trust, I'd kind of proven myself [on my previous appearance], they were pleased with what I did, so my road to being trusted was a lot faster and smoother. [That trust] is vital for a performer, it can be a circus performer [working] without a net. Other players are your lifeline. I don't think you can really take risks or make risky choices without that trust and support.

          In [the miniseries "Farscape:] Peacekeeper Wars," we had spent so much time in the trenches for four seasons. Brian [Henson] had directed one episode in the first season, he came back and he had missed out on the entire evolution of what had happened on the floor. We had a whole method of working, and by then it was so different from what we'd done at first. For the first two or three weeks [of "Peacekeeper Wars"], we had to play that trust game all over again, the clock had restarted from zero. Initially we couldn't operate at that same speed, that same shorthand, we had become renegades because we had to get it done.

          Someone just asked me about chemistry, that chemistry is just "a lot of hard work." I disagree. Chemistry is about likeminded people being enthusiastic and responding to their craft and not taking themselves too seriously. In life, unless you have the capability to step outside yourself and be able to laugh… for me to have had that chemistry with Ben then have it again with Michael [Shanks] and Andy [Mikita] and a whole bunch of people on the crew… . It's nine years on for them and none of them are complaining.

          The set is a tough environment and if they didn't like it, they wouldn't be there. They're kind to one another, they're respectful. But they also understand it's just a job, they have to go home to their families. It was wonderful to hear one director say, "I'm not going to do overtime tonight, it's bath time [for the children] and I don't want to miss it."

          The window isn't closed on Vala. That's for sure. It really depends on if I'm available, and they can get what they want [storywise]. It's a nice position to be in, to be in love with a character you've played, who may live on again, who you want to go back to. I'll leave you with the image of the Australian coat of arm, which has the kangaroo and emu on either side, two animals that are incapable of walking backwards. I as an actor am incapable of going backwards. It's been an interesting challenge first on "PK Wars" [to go back to Aeryn], it's nice to know Vala could [come back as well.]
          I have just read it, she is a brilliant girl, that one she's very realistic

          I found this thread on SciFi's board, really
          so PLS dont read the other threads about Vala

          here some positive Vala's links
          http://www.livejournal.com/community....html#comments

          http://www.livejournal.com/users/piratelair/
          Last edited by valaCB; August 8, 2005, 03:24 PM.

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            Originally posted by valaCB
            Love your sig SunKrux. from where did you take that Claudia's quote?
            I could have sworn I responded to you. Guess those lovely technogremlins ate it. LOL Kalliope answered it for you. Thanks Kalliope, some how I just knew you'd have the whole enchilada of her interview I snurched the quote from.

            so...what do you have to say guys about 'The Ties that Bind'?
            I loved it...natch! What's not to love about Claudia? LOL Oh that ben feller, he's ok. Sorry, I'm watching for Claudia atm, then I'll go back to watching SG-1 for Teal'C and Sam. LOL

            *starts chanting, Vala MUST not die! Vala MUST not die! Vala MUST not die!
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            I prefer to be called Sunny, Sun or SK. Thanks.

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              Originally posted by SunKrux
              I could have sworn I responded to you. Guess those lovely technogremlins ate it.
              I did?

              I loved it...natch! What's not to love about Claudia? LOL Oh that ben feller, he's ok. Sorry, I'm watching for Claudia atm, then I'll go back to watching SG-1 for Teal'C and Sam. LOL
              me too. but not for sam. Claudia, Judge, i just love him and than for Ben . I love Sam but she is too boring for me and i miss Jack, the old Jack, don't like him in season 9 and i really want to see Jack and Vala !
              *starts chanting, Vala MUST not die! Vala MUST not die! Vala MUST not die!
              Vala is great and even if she die, she will come back, 'cos she is the BEST tricks woman on the universe

              anyway SG1 gives MS. Claudia a big PR and i hope some great film maker will notice her. She is a star!!! and i don't mean a Hollywood star i mean that SHE is a star

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                claudia rocks at playing vala.as long as vala is in a eppy, that eppy is worth watching! .she bring more of a funnier side of the show out.in a nutshell vala is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                VALA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                  Originally posted by vala/claudia_fanatic
                  claudia rocks at playing vala.as long as vala is in a eppy, that eppy is worth watching! .she bring more of a funnier side of the show out.in a nutshell vala is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  lol
                  I agree!

                  so...i have a Q. What do you think about Vala?

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                    *Chanting: Vala MUST not die! Vale MUST not die! Vala MUST not die!

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                      *enters visibly shaken from reading the 'End Vala' thread*

                      I'm a very benevolent and peaceful person. When I'm attacked I only defend myself. I hide a million times before I attack. But here in the safety of this forum can I just say:

                      "Some people are IDIOTS !!!"

                      Ok, sorry for the outburst. Feel better now.

                      It always surprises me how tactless some of the comments about actors and actresses are. Acting itself is such a revealing profession, playing out emotions for everyone to see. The performance can turn out good, it can turn out bad. But brave and bold acting decissions should be appreciated not knocked down.

                      But I'm preaching to the converted, right?

                      A.
                      VALA - COOL, FUNNY, SEXY, SMART

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                        Thanks for supporting me there I remember Darth Buddha from Kansas Board, his/her (I have no idea whether it's he or she, doesn't matter) posts there were also extremely cynical and full of poison.
                        Last edited by Kalliope; August 9, 2005, 09:28 AM.

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                          Sure.
                          It's an absolute no win situaton. Whatever we say will be countered and twisted. I've grown out of that some years ago. *shrugs shoulders*

                          A.
                          VALA - COOL, FUNNY, SEXY, SMART

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                            I've just put DB on Ignore List. Less poison to read

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                              And now for something completely different..........

                              Meet the Pwintheth:



                              How did the song in Moulin Rouge go? Love lifts us up where we belong... -with full Stargate instead of full moon


                              A.
                              VALA - COOL, FUNNY, SEXY, SMART

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                                Originally posted by Kalliope
                                Thanks for supporting me there I remember Darth Buddha from Kansas Board, his/her (I have no idea whether it's he or she, doesn't matter) posts there were also extremely cynical and full of poison.
                                What What...what going on?.... running to End Vala fourm

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