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    Default PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Honestly, I think his character is perfect for Atlantis. His relationship is awesome b/t Weir and Shep and it would be interesting to see where the writers could take that. His being on the show could only make it better so please tell me that they've signed him on for something!!!
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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    They have enough main characters already without signing him on full time.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    replace weir with that chick from inferno

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    I don't know about full-time *thinks about neglected "full-time" Carson*, but I would like to see him in several episodes next season. He has a great presence and an interesting dynamic with Weir.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NakedJehutyV2
    replace weir with that chick from inferno
    I'm not a fan of Weir's decisions....but I had to choke on that comment you just made (by the way I really like your posts...your the King or Queen of the one liner). I would take 3 Weir's over that chick from Inferno....didn't you see her? She looked confused by every word out of McKay's mouth... and her dialogue was weak. We were wondering what kind of scientist she was? We figured she got her PhD in cosmetology or something...cause there's no way she was a physicist or whatever...

    And I like Caldwell part time..he's too cool to be there all the time. He's the guy who comes to save the day..i love going 'And the Daedy has come once again'.....I love it when they show up..cause I get to shout. If he was there all the time...I think I'd get bored and the surprise at seeing the Daedy and Caldwell would be gone!

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Quote Originally Posted by vaberella
    I'm not a fan of Weir's decisions....but I had to choke on that comment you just made (by the way I really like your posts...your the King or Queen of the one liner). I would take 3 Weir's over that chick from Inferno....didn't you see her? She looked confused by every word out of McKay's mouth... and her dialogue was weak. We were wondering what kind of scientist she was? We figured she got her PhD in cosmetology or something...cause there's no way she was a physicist or whatever...
    She's also not as good an actor as Tori Higginson. She's not good at emoting and she has an annoying tendency to walk around with her hands behind her back. I didn't like her in Andromeda and I hope not to see her again. Her character in Inferno was fairly useless.
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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Ok then, part time, 10 epi's - minimum - I think is a good number.
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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    If anyone were going to be 'upped' to title character, I'd want it to be Zelenka. He's been there since season one, is loved by everyone and absolutely brilliant. The only physisist who can stand on two legs next to Rodney. He's not at the front of the show like John or Rodney, he's more around the level of Carson. Who's also a title character (which is good!).

    That said, I would like to see more of Caldwell, he's a good character with a good amount of potential. And probably annoyed with all these strange Atlantians comandeering his ship constantly and eating on the bridge (John, this means you). It'd be interesting to see an episode from his perspective.

    But title character?


    Really, what they should do is have a gigantic promo pic with the title characters, Caldwell and Radek, and then do splinter ones or something. Like, the core characters, the warriors/soldiers, the civilians, the team itself, and individual ones.

    It's not title character, but they've not very likely to do that, and being in the cast promo pictures when you're not a title is a big thing, to my mind.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    IMO, they can't make him a main character because they have enough, like I said in my previous post. BUT, a character like that, they also can't keep him around forever...so I think that he will be killed off at some point down the road. Probably a hero's death, crash the daedalus into a hive ship maybe.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Quote Originally Posted by vaberella
    I'm not a fan of Weir's decisions....but I had to choke on that comment you just made (by the way I really like your posts...your the King or Queen of the one liner). I would take 3 Weir's over that chick from Inferno....didn't you see her? She looked confused by every word out of McKay's mouth... and her dialogue was weak. We were wondering what kind of scientist she was? We figured she got her PhD in cosmetology or something...cause there's no way she was a physicist or whatever...

    And I like Caldwell part time..he's too cool to be there all the time. He's the guy who comes to save the day..i love going 'And the Daedy has come once again'.....I love it when they show up..cause I get to shout. If he was there all the time...I think I'd get bored and the surprise at seeing the Daedy and Caldwell would be gone!

    she was there as very awesome eye candy

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    We don't need any more majors, least of all him - and he already counts as a part-time character.
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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Quote Originally Posted by MarshAngel
    She's also not as good an actor as Tori Higginson. She's not good at emoting and she has an annoying tendency to walk around with her hands behind her back. I didn't like her in Andromeda and I hope not to see her again. Her character in Inferno was fairly useless.

    Hey, I'm no actress...I'm not about to sit here and diagnose acting ability. So if she was better than Torri or worse I have no clue. All I can say is that the lines were poorly written for the character and made the character come across as a ditz, which is insulting; since I expected more from her because of her status. As for the actresses habits or tendencies, it shouldn't even be up for discussion.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfirin_kirinki
    We don't need any more majors, least of all him - and he already counts as a part-time character.

    Isn't Caldwell a full out Colonel? And yeah he counts as part time character, I love Caldwell just like that. I would like to see less of sheidls are down by 20%, I want to see him in full combat mode more often...okay so I like space battles, but I want to see what Caldwell can do for me with that action. I believe it's in SG-1 people are like he's amazing.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    I think that the current full-time cast is sufficient as it is. I like Pileggi's role as recurring and I think he plays the part very well. However, I do not want to see that particular character in every episode.

    There will always be supporting and recurring characters that we will love.....such as Lorne, Zelenka, etc.....but there is not enough room to promote all these highly loved characters to full-time and present in every episode. Most already are a bit put-off that some of their favorite full-time cast members are not getting enough screen time as it is. I can only imagine how that would be if there were more main cast characters.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    I think that the cast is big enough as it is, and TPTB have a LOT of work to do filling out the characters that we have. That being said, Caldwell is a really fantastic addition to the series, and I definitely want to see him stick around as a major recurring character. Honestly, as cool as it is to have the big "baddies" like the Wraith and the Goa'uld around, I think that the human conflict and tension that we get to see thanks to characters like Caldwell, Kinsey, and Bates can be even more interesting. It's nice to see that things aren't always fine and dandy for our heroes, and that the most difficult challenges can sometimes come from within. Definitely have him stick around, but not so much in a main character capacity, I think.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    As others have said, they used Pileggi just right last season, and I hope he's in the same number of episodes this year. He was in the season two promo pictures, too; we can assume he'll be there again this year. Zelenka will surely be returning, and from the sound of things, Lorne is coming back as well. Might be cool if they get a few promo shots, as the show's other key supporting characters.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Quote Originally Posted by vaberella
    As for the actresses habits or tendencies, it shouldn't even be up for discussion.
    Well apparently you can discuss but not attack. Er...something like that anyway. I liked her she did what she was there to do and most people got that but alas some seem to think they are watching some other kind of serious scifi show.

    I do like Mitch (big X-Files fan) but he does what he does well because we see little of him, kind of like with the X-Files. Besides until they sort out what the flip Beckett is there for they should not be thinking of adding yet again to the main cast list.

    If SGA was really an ensemble I would say yes add him because none of the characters would be getting too much screen time but so far most are in agreement that SGA has too much McKay and Sheppard. Until that changes and we get a true ensemble show it would be a waste and wouldn't get him more screen time as far as I can see (again look at Paul McGillion).

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Now, I think I agree with you there. I love Shep and McKay, but of late there has been an inordinate amount of them compared to the rest. I have noticed though that they've begun showing more of Weir, which given she's my favorite character, I don't mind in the least.

    I just started this thread because I got a slight impression that Pileggi's contract seems to be on uncertain ground. First, they say 5 epi's. Then I hear 8. I haven't heard anything about him being in S.3...yet. I'd love to see an epi that for some reason he took over Shep's command because of Shep disobeying an order that resulted in him not saving lives. Between Shep and McKay, things just seem a little to squeaky clean of late. McKay might've screwed up earlier this season, but they've almost gotten to the point where that is just an afterthought. Teyla's part has been pretty good, but Ronin's character is just...there, doing nothing. I guess what I'm thinking is that with some of the full-timers floudering in their character's struggles, part-timers like Caldwell and Zelenka have been filling those gaps extremely well. That the relations b/t him, Weir and Shep help keep things dynamic.
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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Quote Originally Posted by neth_dugan
    If anyone were going to be 'upped' to title character, I'd want it to be Zelenka. He's been there since season one, is loved by everyone and absolutely brilliant. The only physisist who can stand on two legs next to Rodney.
    Gotta agree with you, he is a great character. I heard he might be appearing on SG-1 sometime.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Yeah i agree to. I love Zelenka and it would be great to see him alot more oftne then we do now.

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    Default Re: PLEASE sign Pileggi on as full time for s.3...or at the VERY least part time!!

    Quote Originally Posted by NakedJehutyV2
    replace weir with that chick from inferno
    Chick?? Hmm, you mean the blonde scientist in the tight dress? Nah, she's been on two shows already and didn't improve either one as the producers figured she was there just to look good.

    Weir is a lot better!

    But as for the original topic, I like caldwell but he should remain as a recurring guest character. Making him a regular also would cost the show more, cutting back on budget but mostly, we don't want the Daedalus always hovering around Atlantis. Then our gang coudln't get into half as much trouble as they do, and Caldwell's people would be pulling their butts out of the proverbial fire every other episode.

    Hmm, I can't object to seeing a little more of Lorne and Zelenka, or at the very least, every few episodes, and don't kill either of 'em off.

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