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    Originally posted by Tracy Jane
    Sorry Hopefully it was just the after effects of the alcohol I had last night and nothing to worry about
    Hmm. I suspect that you haven't had enough alcohol. Yes, that's it - you need more alcohol: a copius supply of Bombay Sapphire gin blue jelly shots - that oughta do it

    scarimor

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      Originally posted by ReganX
      I'm not male and I don't worship Mitchell and Vala.

      I think I'm disqualified.
      ROTFLOL Not worshipping at the altar of ... are we? Great retort!

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        Originally posted by ReganX
        Interesting idea. How long was Landry at the SGC in "Avalon, Part 1"?

        We know that Sam was gone a week, but if Landry had just arrived and Mitchell was due to arrive, even if they had planned for her to move to Area 51 and give him command of SG-1, wouldn't they want for her to stick around for a while after Mitchell arrived to show him the ropes. I doubt that there was any urgency about Sam transferring to Area 51 and all seems to have been reasonably quiet on the SGC front, so Sam could have cut her hours back to part-timeish if she needed to spend more time with Cassie.

        At the beginning of Season Nine, Landry was basically throwing Mitchell in the deep end, expecting him to lead the team most likely to run into trouble without any offworld experience and seemingly without the benefit of the training those aiming to be on SG teams go through. He wasn't even taking over command of an existing team, one that had already learned to work together, he was to form a new team.

        Under the circumstances, I would have thought that any commander who possessed a shred of common sense would want to keep Sam around for at least a few missions as team commander as a type of probationary period for Mitchell, to see how he dealt with offworld exploration and with the new team before Sam moved on and Mitchell took command. Even if Sam couldn't be there, there were nearly thirty other team commanders who could have showed Mitchell the ropes.
        See that's what has really bugged me. I quite like the character of Mitchell. (ducks rapidly) BUT if he was supposed to be a pilot before this, how does he suddenly become a hotshot special ops offworld specialist capable of leading a team offworld?

        OK he was the lead pilot, but it doesn't seem that he would have any of the other qualifications which if anyone else was applying to the SGC would need to have. After all the training the cadets (Proving Ground) went through he should of at the least had training or TPTB should at least reference that he had training before turning up at Cheyenne Mountain.

        They've made a big deal of him reading all the files but surely that doesn't make him capable?

        So basically why do they have a leader who is inexperienced and definitely inept at times leading when Sam who has 8 years previous experience is just the 'scientist'.

        It just doesn't make sense
        Clark'sGirl

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          Originally posted by scarimor
          Hmm. I suspect that you haven't had enough alcohol. Yes, that's it - you need more alcohol: a copius supply of Bombay Sapphire gin blue jelly shots - that oughta do it

          You obviously read my LJ far too much, Scari! ROFL! Although, I'm not wasting my only box of blue Jello! Not until my birthday!
          Yepp, it's blank down here.

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            Originally posted by Tracy Jane
            *sigh* I think I was channeling TPTB this morning
            Spoiler:

            I have a horrible feeling that Cameron acting the hero and rescuing Sam will be used as an extraordinary act that gets him promotion.
            TJ, you're not alone. Astro and I were just having this same conversation ... and then, whoop-de-doo ...

            Spoiler:
            Cam even gets to collect another CMOH! The King lives. God save the Queen.


            Checkmate! TPTB win. Loyal Sam fans lose.

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              Originally posted by Clark'sGirl
              See that's what has really bugged me. I quite like the character of Mitchell. (ducks rapidly) BUT if he was supposed to be a pilot before this, how does he suddenly become a hotshot special ops offworld specialist capable of leading a team offworld?

              OK he was the lead pilot, but it doesn't seem that he would have any of the other qualifications which if anyone else was applying to the SGC would need to have. After all the training the cadets (Proving Ground) went through he should of at the least had training or TPTB should at least reference that he had training before turning up at Cheyenne Mountain.

              They've made a big deal of him reading all the files but surely that doesn't make him capable?

              So basically why do they have a leader who is inexperienced and definitely inept at times leading when Sam who has 8 years previous experience is just the 'scientist'.

              It just doesn't make sense
              Yes, good points. We all wanted to like the new guy. The way his arc was contrived though has not made his authority and qualifications for the SG1 lead position believable at all.

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                Originally posted by ChopinGal
                Don't expect a straight answer. Personally, I think AT is hoping no one uses the "L" word. ...

                I don't think she wants to go there in a public forum. She is collecting a paycheck and working hard to deliver whatever comes across her plate. As a strong woman who really believed in setting the bar high for her character, I'm sure she wants better opportunities for Sam in S10 but she is now part of a new corporate mission and mindset.
                I understand what you're saying, ChopinGal, and although it may be the case that AT is skittish about the topic, it may also be the case that she'd feel... disappointed somehow if no one asked about it. Know what I mean?

                It's great that she and Carmen and Corin will have a weekend together among their fans!
                man, i wish i were going to be there. CN and AT? damn.

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                  Originally posted by DEM
                  I understand what you're saying, ChopinGal, and although it may be the case that AT is skittish about the topic, it may also be the case that she'd feel... disappointed somehow if no one asked about it. Know what I mean?

                  man, i wish i were going to be there. CN and AT? damn.

                  That's a great point, DEM. The leadership issue is a very important issue for fans of Sam. I think that if fans ask about it, it means that they care about this issue for Sam/AT. AT was asked about this issue at the Vancouver con and some fans reported that she talked a bit about it. She probably expects this question as it is a key question for her character for season 10. I would think she knows how to handle it, even if she has to answer it in a vague way. But at least asking the question shows that fans do care about how leadership has been written thus far and what it means for Sam.

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                    Happy 4th of July!



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                      Originally posted by majorsal
                      *whimper*

                      YEES!!

                      replicarter was a *fantastic* character, played FANTASTICALLY by amanda!!

                      if the writers let that gem of a character go... can we sue them for treason?

                      i want to sue the government of california for it






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                      sally
                      Yeah replicarter was a really great character but it was so great because AT played it so convincing. I mean at first RC really looked friendly and nice... someone who wanted to help the humans. But in her face you really could see that that wasn't completly true. There was something in it, a facelial expression that made you see that it wasn't sam at all.
                      Than you started to see that she wasn't nice at all that she was somewhat evil, but still I thought at that moment that she could be good, not completly good but still somewhere in her something good. Because of the memories she had from Sam
                      And than well than you saw she was really evil.
                      And AT did those expressions, those changes so good. she really is RC. I think when AT has to play a evil one she really does that great. It is so much difference than Sam. Sam is the brain (ok she is more that that) and RC is the evil one who fights and manipulate people.
                      I think it nice to see AT other qualities in RC.
                      Spoiler:
                      That scene in gemini when she shoots Jack... the face expression is so good. I really love that scene, I think I have seen in a 100 times and still everytime I watch, I see something different in it. That scene tells you so much, and shows you also what a good actress AT really is

                      Spoiler:
                      I loved that scene where she is fighting in Gemini with Teal'c...Looks really great. The look on her face says so much about RC and about the fact that she isn't Sam. They are 2 different 'people'. They just look alike, nothing more.

                      Spoiler:
                      And in Reckoning she is also really great with Daniel. Also her face tells you more than what she is saying actually

                      (looks like I am promoting RC)

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                        Originally posted by astrogeologist
                        One of the things that I really like about how AT has portrayed Sam Carter: 'She's comfortable in her own skin'; that is, she doesn't have an inferiority complex, nor does she have a superiority complex. It's very rare to see strong female characters who are comfortable with who they are. AT doesn't go around shoving herself into everyone's faces, trying to prove to them who she is (whether it's when she's in military mode or scientific mode).

                        Prodigy was an episode that stated it clearly for me - when Carter told Hailey to 'get over it' when Hailey was complaining about always having to measure up to the legendary Academy performance of one Sam Carter. There was no gloating on Carter's part, there wasn't even a moment of 'Hey, look at how I impressed everyone.' AT didn't show any signs of Carter coveting such glory. With the equivalent of a rolling of the eyes, it was 'let's get on with things'.

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                        Scientists on TV are often portrayed as geeky and inept... bumbling (and here they are played for humor schtick), yet brilliant in their one field OR, they are portrayed as arrogant and egocentric... talking down to all around them (and here they often get their 'comeuppance' and get taken down a peg if they are in the story long enough, because no one can take a know-it-all for long). Both stereotypes are usually played (acted and/or written) to the extreme of these characteristics.

                        Felger, he's the geeky, inept bumbler who is also brilliant.
                        McKay fits both stereotypes!

                        Sam Carter doesn't fit into either of those tiresome stereotypes - and I've been oh-so-thankful for that! Speaking as a science-type, with leanings towards the geeky/nerdy (I am the one who averaged the scores in a spreadsheet and then displayed the results in a pie chart! ), I detest the persistent 'arrogant scientist' stereotype *and* the inept, bumbling geek stereotype.

                        I think it was Carter's unique hybrid of soldier and scientist that allowed AT and the writers to avoid the stereotypes above. Consequently, I hope that they keep the duality of Carter's character that allows her to be more than a shallow, boring stereotype.
                        You're one heck of a geek astro
                        Let's hear it for the geeks!
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                          Originally posted by Tracy Jane
                          *sigh* I think I was channeling TPTB this morning

                          Spoiler:

                          I have a horrible feeling that Cameron acting the hewo and rescuing Sam will be used as an extraordinary act that gets him promotion.
                          If Mitchell is promoted for saving Sam's life; then Sam should have been promoted to General a long time ago when you considered the lives she has saved.


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                            Originally posted by majorsal
                            argh! i meant to do my 7000th post HERE, but i lost track of my post count and used it somewhere else...

                            BUT, at least 'that' post wasn't negative!

                            so, i'm pretending this is my 7000th post!






                            sally
                            Congrats majorsal on your 7000th post, where ever it may be
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                              Originally posted by astrogeologist
                              The whole
                              Spoiler:
                              Mitchell in command thing is still bothering me. And the possibility that Mitchell will get promoted... wasn't there talk about a cabin scene with Landry where Mitchell makes a comment about the makeup of SG-1 being such that there aren't (or weren't) military subordinates for him to order around... something about Daniel being a civilian and Teal'c being a Jaffa...? If Mitchell got promoted then Sam would have to call him 'Sir'... gack!

                              When asked if the leadership issue was going to be resolved in Season 10, didn't AT respond 'yes, there will be a scene with Landry and Mitchell' (or something along those lines)? So if the leadership issue is going to be resolved, and Carter isn't even in the scene...
                              That's what I'm not looking forward to. Season 9 left me expecting much less than the best. I feel like I'm watching a car wreck on the freeway. Someone might pull their steering wheel over and stomp on the brakes and everyone might be fine... but it sure doesn't look like that's what's going to happen...

                              Spoiler:
                              I'm not in the military nor do I really know how things are run, but to me I think that in any military base, if a CO came to a General and complained (whinged) that his people don't follow him, I would think it would look bad on the CO that he is not able to command and therefore shouldn't be in command, to me it would be one huge black mark on said CO's record. I don't see the General promoting that officer to rectify the situation, he/she should be able to that him/herself. This just shows the lack of command ability, and if TPTB do this I could see an uproar among all the military fans of the show whether or not they are a Cam fans.
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                                Originally posted by scifi_girl
                                Spoiler:
                                they cant promote him. id be really annoyed if they did. i hate the idea of sam having to call him sir. i just cant understand what tptb are playing at. if i was in sam shoes and mitchell was promoted i wouldnt be happy. she's spent years working with the gate, has saved the plant loads of time (i've lost track of how many times), and is in a nutshell miles better than mitchell. its not that i mind mitchell being in the show, just seems like he's take over and now everyone else is just in the background. its sad. sams a really great character and i think that there is so much they could do with the character.


                                i started out feeling really optamistic about season 10, cause it sounded like we were going to see more sam scenes but now im starting to get a bit worried. i wont see the episode until its shown in the uk so could someone let me know if its bad and then i can decide whether ill watch it or not. to be a bit more positive, AT and Sam are still awesome. Thankfully that hasnt changed.
                                Don't worry! The spoilers are just to mess with our heads. They learned their lesson. It is going to be a great season! (Never underestimate the power of positive thinking by an eternal optimist.)

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