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    Default Major Appreciation Thread

    So, this thread is being born out of a late night conversation/thread story line (aren't those the best?). This is a place where those of us who are multi-thunkers and appreciaters of all those (of both genders) who over the years have borne the title of Major in the Stargate franchise can celebrate our favorite rank.

    So, who's your favorite major & why?
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    Major Davis


    He's a hunk *drools*



    I'm sure Davis thunkers would agree
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    Default Re: Major Appreciation Thread

    Kawalsky was pretty cool...not exactly thunkable, IMO, but a man with great potential. I'm glad we got to see him again briefly in Point of View, and his friendship with Jack was great in Enemy Within.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yasureubetcha
    Kawalsky was pretty cool...not exactly thunkable, IMO, but a man with great potential. I'm glad we got to see him again briefly in Point of View, and his friendship with Jack was great in Enemy Within.

    He was good in the first ep, sinckering at Carter/O'Neill banter

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    Major Carter

    No-one even comes close IMO

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    MMM... Majors!

    Okies then. Kawalski was neat guy, and it's really to bad we don't get to see him more in the series. He was quite the commedian in the movie, and it would have been nice to see that carry over. Too bad...

    Major Davis! *Drools* Do I have to say more?

    Ok, I will. His char often appears in my fave epis! I liked seeing him, what was the one with the clones? Oh yea. Foothold. That was a GREAT Davis epi, IMO.

    Major Carter ~ Awesome chick! Wonderful to see a female obtain such a high rank! AT plays Carter quite well, and her relationships with the team shes on are great. Yes, relationshipS, plural, ie, friendships as well. I like that whole team dynamic. Probably one of my fave chars on the show.

    Major Sheppard! OMG! He is an amazingly well-rounded char, especially for a show in its first season. I love his and McKays banter, adds a LOT of lightness to a storie that could otherwise be heavy-laden with the 'We're going to die' line. Defintitly my fave on Atlantis.

    And I think thats all the MAJOR people I thunk... mmm. So, there's my opinion!

    Oh yea! HI HAH!!!

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    OMG! i totally agree kip!! with all of it!!

    and ya know what, it's sooooo hard to choose a favorite major!! it's weird how many of my favorite military characters have all been majors

    i'd have to say davis, shep, and carter are all at the top

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    Major Kawalsky. I thought he was a great guy and provided some good comic relief in the early eps. I was really disappointed when they didn't carry the character on as a regular. It would have been really good if they had of done.
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    yeah, it was pretty disappointing that they killed off a character with such potential to be a great recurring ally RIGHT in the second ep...

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    Okay, I guess since I started this, I should weigh in on it...

    1. Maj. Sheppard
    2. Maj. Carter
    3. Maj. Davis
    4. Maj. Kawalsky

    Shep edges Sam out just by a nose for me, because (aside from the *GUH* factor) I really admire the way that he stepped up to the plate and became the military leader of the Atlantis expedition. He admits his fallibility, but is unapologetic about his goals & takes full responsibility for his actions.

    Sam, on the other hand, seemed a bit intimidated in her first couple of command missions (although, at the moment, I can't remember whether or not the occasion I'm thinking of was when she was a Major or not...) Overall, I think as a major she proved herself as a brilliant and confident scientist and soldier who didn't need to pull a gender card to be a valuable member of her team.

    Maj. Davis...we don't get a whole lot into his character, but we do know that he is loyal and intelligent and dedicated to the SGC (and yes, SR, he *is* thunkworthy ). In their world, the members of the SGC generally have a difficult time trusting someone who isn't one of their own, but they have a true ally in Maj. Davis

    Maj. Kawalsky would probably be higher on my list if he had been around longer (or maybe not, since it's a pretty short list..). I, too, enjoyed the banter he shared with the members of SG-1. For the most part, I really liked him, although, occasionally, he showed an arrogance that put me off a bit.
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    Default Re: Major Appreciation Thread

    So, next question, I guess is, what's your favorite scene of your favorite Major, or what scene do you think defines who they are & what they do?
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    ooh!! well i can't possibly pick a FAVORITE scene for most of 'em too many to choose from!!

    but a few that i think define a few of 'em...

    i love the turn-around that major davis makes from "into the fire" to "nemesis"... in into the fire, he's just kinda going along with his superiors on a anti-rescue stance... but i think he really took to heart how much hammond cared about the team and he got to experience first-hand what kinds of strange things go on in foothold... and then by nemesis, HE'S the one defending them!! and he really shows genuine concern for the team stuck on thor's ship so i think nemesis (can't remember exact scenes at the moment) and small victories

    also prometheus i think was a GREAT major davis episode... we get to see him really doing his JOB and once he realizes that everything's gone terribly wrong, he does everything he can to try and save both the ship and sam and jonas inside... then of course there's descent... well, i could go on for hours...

    as for sheppard, i'd have to say LFP was a great defining episode for him... we get to see (at least to the greatest degree in the season) what he's about... in the stressful situation he lets slip some of his frustration and inner turmoil, even if it's just a little, and when he says "oh, we could do a lot. it'd just be the last thing we ever do." you really get the sense that he WANTS to help and he thinks it's the right thing to do, but if they got themselves killed going out on a suicide rescue mission it wouldn't do ANYONE any good... so he's compassionate and really cares and definately shows a lot of guilt, but at the same time he's practical and does the most that can be done with the most benefit for the cost that's really what he's all about i think, and LFP just REALLY defines that...

    we get the same sense when he leaves the chair for the jumper in siege 2... he knows someone has to do SOMETHING, and that he's the one to do it, so he goes and does it, not caring if he dies in the process since it would be worth it if it saved the city... but at the same time, he only does this as a last resort, though when he suggested the original plan i get the feeling he knew it was possible he would have to fly the jumper anyway... but that's a whole other thread

    as for sam... oh boy... SO many eps!!! lol... just to list off a couple great sam eps: singularity, nightwalkers, jolinar's memories/devil you know, reckoning 2 ()... umm... there's lots more... so many....

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    Default Re: Major Appreciation Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Dark
    Major Carter

    No-one even comes close IMO
    Agreed!...Major Carter stole my heart and saved the planet numerous times and kicks major azz

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    You forgot to add Major Pierce and Reynolds to the list.

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    Maj Sheppard... of course...

    He's smart, witty, overprotective and all too human...

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    My favorite Sam ep. was Singularity, but I think she was still a Captain then. So I'll go with my other favorite Sam ep, Unnatural Selection. I think this is an episode that really defines Sam, in both positive and negative ways. It shows that she's compassionate, and it shows her humanity. She can believe in the goodness of a Replicator when Jack can't, and she is able to reach out to him ("I won't blame you if you choose me.") She sees the sweetness in him, and tries to use it, both to their benefit and his. But it also shows her weakness; that when it comes down to it, her duty, her job, and the life she has on Earth mean more to her than her honor.

    I have to disagree with Em on Sheppard though: The only way I can LIKE him is to try and forget LFP...

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    I want to see major Hammond!

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    I need to go through all the SGA eps again, but last week was Suspicion, and Shep rocked in that one!! It definitely shows off how is leadership skills are growing and his role as the ranking military officer is developing. I love how he puts Sgt. Bates in his place when Bates tries to ..."bait"...him by saying that wasn't how Col. Sumner would have done things differently and how he stands up for the Athosians even when it looks pretty bleak.

    Sorry post is scattered, I hope it makes sense...it's Friday night & brain is fried...
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    Hmm, favorite major ............. Carter. Yep. Sam was just so coo, y'know? A little absent of her coolness at certain rare times but still, unmistakabley the coolest major in town! Funny, I like her better as a major than a Colonel. It's just weird having to say "Colonel Carter'. "Major Carter' rolls off the tounge. Anyhoo, two thumbs up for the Carts!

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    hehe!! actually, i totally agree! "colonel carter" just doesn't roll off the tongue like "major carter" does same with "general o'neill"... always seems... OFF to me

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