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    Default Re: She's always on the scene, Fireman Sam and her Engine's bright and clean, Fireman Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by jckfan55
    I think I heard some of that was due to AT's advice to the writers not to write her "as a girl" but as a team member. But I don't think a lesser actress would have gotten us so attached to Sam as a character.
    Nicely stated!


    From what I've read AT deeply wants to portray a female officer in a positive and constructive light. She seemed to have a feeling of committment towards all of the women who really are in the military and how tough their lives are (in that male-dominated world).
    Here is an excerpt from an AT interviewthat kind of stuck with me:

    [When] asked what sort of colonel Carter is going to be: Tapping stated:"... judging by the women that I’ve met in the military I’m going to conduct myself with grace and dignity and do my job really well." Cult Times (June 2004)

    And I've heard AT quoted many times as stating that she wants to be a team member who happens to be a woman... and not the woman who happens to be a team member.
    The following is an excerpt from an interview in last Fall:

    "...the thing that makes me so proud of this character and something that we've worked on for eight years is that she's so professional and so smart and so on top of her game and so competent," Tapping said in an interview during a break in filming on the show's Vancouver, B.C., set. "The dynamics between the four of them is so important, and the loyalty to the team and to the program and to exploration and to science." From SciFi Wire and the SciFi Magazine (Aug 2004)
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    Portions of these interviews also touch upon the impact of incorporating storylines about Carter's personal life - and AT's views on that. I'm not going to include excerpts here from those portions of the interview however, because it could easily turn the focus of this thread onto the volatile question of ship... and there are already several good on-going threads for ship.
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    Default Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine_W
    Is this "Fireman Sam" video set to the music of the TV show Fireman Sam? That'd be sooo funny
    Don't you mean cringeworthy?

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    You've got to see it... and I guess it takes a quirky sense of humor to enjoy a main protagonist and heroic character set to the music from a cartoon... but the video is well put together... won a Stargate Music Video Award for best vid based on an episode... and I can't watch the vid without smiling... now is that because it's lighthearted... or because it's AT sunny face smiling on the screen?

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    Default Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Coley
    There are just too many superb SC/AT moments to put on the thread
    But here are a few more of my fave's:
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    Her exchange with McKay in the gate room re the pulse machine in Redemeption
    The following is from the Stargate SG-1 Transcripts website

    MCKAY: (To, it looks like Siler who's measuring the distance with a tapemeasure) Right here. (Walks down the ramp, to Sam) You just want to be able to take credit for it when it works.

    SAM: (Pointed, just for him ) For the record, I *HATE* you. (Lovely smile on her face)

    MCKAY: Well, can't get any worse, then,can it?

    SAM: Oh, no. I'm rapidly working up to "Despise".

    MCKAY: You know, we're obviously gonna have to get over this physical attraction thing if we're going to work together.

    SAM: (Whispers) I think I can act as though it never existed.

    MCKAY: Shall we save the world?

    SAM: (Sarcastically) Before I take the credit for this ... shouldn't the EM pulse generator be pointed *AT* the gate??

    MCKAY: (Points at her) You're good! (Sam points back at him smiling) VERY good! (The SF's turn the EM pulse generator around)



    Photo is a screen capture from Redemption Part 2; from the Abydos Gate website.
    I tried to find a photo on the web that showed the look on AT's face just milliseconds before this... but this was the closest that I could get.
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    Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by astrogeologist
    You've got to see it... and I guess it takes a quirky sense of humor to enjoy a main protagonist and heroic character set to the music from a cartoon... but the video is well put together... won a Stargate Music Video Award for best vid based on an episode... and I can't watch the vid without smiling... now is that because it's lighthearted... or because it's AT sunny face smiling on the screen?
    I think she has the most wonderful smile and it always lights up the screen.
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    Just the IDEA of Fireman Sam makes me laugh. I did think it myself when watching the ep' but to put a vid together using the music, I think, is genious!!

    Thanks for the extract from Redemption Astrogeologist. This kind of scene is why I love Stargate so much - the wondeful humour (and Sam Carter) I believe the Directors were not too happy with the scene, I think they thought it was a little overplayed - they made some comment about it on the commentry. I though it was perfect myself!

    I think everyone on the thread is of the universal opinion that they love the way AT has portrayed this character. As a soldier she is totally believable - possibly on the scientific side is a bit expert in too many fields to be totally believable, but I don't mind that too much. It would be a big loss to the show if she decides to leave before the series winds up

    Another thread prompted me to watch the opening scene of Metamorphosis last night. Her exchange with Jonas is brilliant. I though the pair acted very well together, there was quite a bit of comedy between them. I was disapointed when Corin left. Jonas was a great character. I though they could have kept both Daniel and Jonas, with Jonas training up on the military side to give the team a bit more beef, as well as forming a great duo with Daniel. Anyway, back top topic Amanda's "Chicken ****" really suprised me, I did chuckle, but it was the first time I noticed the character swear! I wonder if AT fought saying that?

    I too loved that interrogation scene, their expressions said it all!!

    I'm afraid I'm one of the few, I think, that liked Avenger (apart from the end scene) I though it was hilariously tongue in cheeck and there were some classic acting and scripting moments. I loved the scene at Felgers house. Well the ep appealed to my sense of humour I guess. It was brilliant acting by all three (including Felgers assistant Chloe)

    Another fave moment. In Ascention - the opening scene when she repeated "Very advanced" to the general re the newly discovered technology - again perfectly delivered with a perfect expression, and then her look when O'Neil went ahh ahh what did I say?!" - about no touching, she flashed him a wonderful glance.

    MS's acting has also come on leaps and bounds. There was a moment near the end of Evolution part 2 when he was holding a bolder. The look he gave it before casting it to one side was one in a million. Also his acting in Lifeboat was brilliant.

    Anyway, I do hope TPTB stop trying to girlie Sam up (though maybe Amanda wants to play her different - she must be worried about getting typecast) Amanda does it girlie) perfectly. Her Girlie performance in Chimera makes her a totally different Sam to the one in 2010, or Ascention, again shows what a great actor Amanda is, but I think Sam is more 2010 like than Chimera like off base. Just my opinion though. I also have heard about a particular moment with Pete at the end of one ep in season 8 which had me going "no way what are the writers trying to do to poor Sam?" Lets hope they turn it back around in season 9

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    Default Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    Oh yes - she has the best smile I've seen!!

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    Default Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Coley
    Thanks for the extract from Redemption Astrogeologist.
    I dug out my Season 6 DVDs and played with making my own screen captures...
    ... and made this excerpt panel from that little scene with the pulse generator. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...5XjWtqa_ph.jpg

    "Before I take the credit for this ... shouldn't the EM pulse generator be pointed *AT* the gate??"

    And I thought that short exchange between Carter and McKay was wonderful!

    After your reference to it, I listened to the Director's Audio Commentary and I think that one of the directors was stating that he didn't care for having two characters with humorous lines at the same time... I think the director prefers the standard pairing of a funny guy with a 'straight man'. But I disagree in this case - I think that this scene played out wonderfully for both characters! Both actors did a wonderful and playful job with it. AT delivered sarcastic, yet playful humor (not easy to do). I also thought it was a great widening of the scope of Carter's character... get her out of that serious straightjacket a little. She's always smiling at O'Neill's sarcastic humor... so let her show a little of her own every now and then.
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    Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    I'm sorry, but I'm not seeing your pic. I'm getting the red cross.
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    Default Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by dipsofjazz
    I'm sorry, but I'm not seeing your pic. I'm getting the red cross.
    Hmmm.... I booted up my other computer... and then opened this thread... and the pic is showing up ok for me... hmmm...

    So... I edited my previous post above and added a link directly to the pic
    And then I also uploaded the pic to Gateworld and added it as an attachment to the previous posting.

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    Thanks. Now I can see it in all its glory! I also loved that scene. I think AT has great comedic timing and I would love to see more of it.
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    Default Re: Sam's a great character - spoilers for *ALL* seasons

    Quote Originally Posted by Coley

    I'm afraid I'm one of the few, I think, that liked Avenger (apart from the end scene) I though it was hilariously tongue in cheeck and there were some classic acting and scripting moments. I loved the scene at Felgers house. Well the ep appealed to my sense of humour I guess. It was brilliant acting by all three (including Felgers assistant Chloe)
    I liked Avenger too! Including that fantasy ending scene! The guy that plays Felger (can't remember his name right now) is a great comedian to me. The ep was fun and funny.


    Anyway, I do hope TPTB stop trying to girlie Sam up (though maybe Amanda wants to play her different - she must be worried about getting typecast) Amanda does it girlie) perfectly. Her Girlie performance in Chimera makes her a totally different Sam to the one in 2010, or Ascention, again shows what a great actor Amanda is, but I think Sam is more 2010 like than Chimera like off base. Just my opinion though. I also have heard about a particular moment with Pete at the end of one ep in season 8 which had me going "no way what are the writers trying to do to poor Sam?" Lets hope they turn it back around in season 9
    I like the 'girl' side of Sam. I was taken aback a bit when it showed up so strong in Chimera, but that's just because we'd never seen that side of Sam before. I can NOT say I enjoyed Chimera (I'm an extreme Sam/Jack fan), but Amanda was gorgeous and wonderful in that ep nonetheless. I'll never be able to watch that ep again, though (waaaaaay too painful).

    What I want in season nine for Sam:

    SHOW Sam commanding Sg1! And I mean *really* show her. Show her struggle with a decision on her own. No Jack or another commander to get advice from; just Sam having to make the 'hard' decision on her own. Amanda would nail it!

    (with the shipper side of me) Let Sam finally get Jack! Let her be happy in a relationship that she's wanted for years.

    Show Cassie again, and how having to take care of this girl is affecting Sam.

    I'd really like season nine to be the fulfillment of what Sam's been working for and wanting since she stepped foot into the SGC all those years ago. She's got command of THE leading SG team, she's happy in her private life (Jack), and her goals in the future are... to finally be at peace with where she's at in her life. Let Sam come full circle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrogeologist

    And I thought that short exchange between Carter and McKay was wonderful!

    After your reference to it, I listened to the Director's Audio Commentary and I think that one of the directors was stating that he didn't care for having two characters with humorous lines at the same time... I think the director prefers the standard pairing of a funny guy with a 'straight man'. But I disagree in this case - I think that this scene played out wonderfully for both characters! Both actors did a wonderful and playful job with it. AT delivered sarcastic, yet playful humor (not easy to do). I also thought it was a great widening of the scope of Carter's character... get her out of that serious straightjacket a little. She's always smiling at O'Neill's sarcastic humor... so let her show a little of her own every now and then.
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    I love Sam exchanges with McKay too!

    It was so fun to see this side of Sam (snarky). We'd never seen her react like this, but then again, no one's ever been this rude to Sam before. He wasn't just challenging her/questioning her intelligence, he was insulting her because of his jealousy. I still think McKay's a jerk (I don't want Atlantis, so I don't know if he's changed), but I greatly enjoyed Sam's come-backs to his arrogance and such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majorsal
    What I want in season nine for Sam: SHOW Sam commanding Sg1! And I mean *really* show her. Show her struggle with a decision on her own. No Jack or another commander to get advice from; just Sam having to make the 'hard' decision on her own. Amanda would nail it!
    Here! Here! All in favor? Motion Carries!
    Here's hoping that TPTB can write Carter appropriately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coley
    I think everyone on the thread is of the universal opinion that they love the way AT has portrayed this character. As a soldier she is totally believable
    Competency Under Fire

    Photos are screen captures from the episode 'Nemesis'
    Thor's biopod has already been sent through the Gate and Carter, O'Neill and Teal'c are holding the replicators off while waiting until they can blow Thor's ship as it enters Earth's atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coley
    Anyway, I do hope TPTB stop trying to girlie Sam up (though maybe Amanda wants to play her different - she must be worried about getting typecast) Amanda does it girlie) perfectly. Her Girlie performance in Chimera makes her a totally different Sam to the one in 2010, or Ascention, again shows what a great actor Amanda is, but I think Sam is more 2010 like than Chimera like off base. Just my opinion though. I also have heard about a particular moment with Pete at the end of one ep in season 8 which had me going "no way what are the writers trying to do to poor Sam?" Lets hope they turn it back around in season 9

    Sam/AT Rules!!
    I liked the softer side of Sam in Chimera a lot better than the cold and/or austere Sam in 2010... I like to see her more warm and human... Her 'softer side' came out so well in 'Singularity' with Cassie...and then a little of it in 'Learning Curve' with Merrin... after that they didn't give much more script or screen time to that facet of her character....

    And she likes to ride motorcycles and fly jet planes so we should get to see that fire and playfullness sometimes... but she also plays the militarily correct subordinate officer so well, that the playfulness doesn't get to come out very often. Space Race showed a few glimpses of Sam beyond the quiet intellectual scientist and/or militarily correct subordinate.

    Quote Originally Posted by majorsal
    I like the 'girl' side of Sam. I was taken aback a bit when it showed up so strong in Chimera, but that's just because we'd never seen that side of Sam before. I can NOT say I enjoyed Chimera (I'm an extreme Sam/Jack fan), but Amanda was gorgeous and wonderful in that ep nonetheless.
    I too, like the 'girl' side of Sam. I thoroughly enjoyed the beginning scenes in the coffee shop. Humorous dialogue... that was fun and warm. I was enjoyed seeing Sam with a guy... getting to go on a date... AT handled it all so perfectly and I liked what it showed about Sam as a warm, caring person. TPTB, however, made a mistake by taking it too far all in that one episode. There had been how many shows without any mention of Carter dating? And then they suddenly decide to devote some screen time to it... and they do it all at once... in one episode. And, having Pete object to the classified nature and required secrecy of her work - that was a bad decision - a bad decision if they wanted to give the character even half a chance with the audience... but if they intended to sabotage it, then that was the way to do it. When he got out of bed and pulled on his clothes and left after getting pissy because she couldn't tell him about her work... right then his character was doomed. They ramped up Pete's demands too fast and too soon to make him likeable.

    And I hated the way that they made Sam 'the weak female' by calling after him as he left that morning. And then showing her calling after him on the phone.... they made her look pathetic. Ugh!

    And then having Pete do that background check on her and follow her... I could maybe understand that kind of behavior if they'd been seeing each other for months and she kept missing dates... and coming home injured... and such. But their relationship was so new, that his actions didn't make sense. Not for someone that Sam should care for.

    All in all, I was actually looking forward to some character development that showed Sam (and the other guys too) dating and having lives beyond work. But the last few scenes of Chimera weakened the strong admirable qualities that we've come to respect in Sam.

    It's too bad that there weren't simple comments throughout the eight seasons... just simple comments about Daniel's latest date... or Sam's... or Jack's or Teal'c's... give them lives outside of work... With just a few passing comments here and there while they are eating lunch or something. Then there wouldn't have been seven years of nothing followed by one episode of overdose.

    I'm trying hard to avoid the 'S/J ship' controversies as this isn't a ship thread... but if you want to know how I feel about Stargate ship, then please read 'Come Fly With Me' and 'What Will It Take' .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coley
    Another thread prompted me to watch the opening scene of Metamorphosis last night. Her exchange with Jonas is brilliant. I though the pair acted very well together, there was quite a bit of comedy between them. I was disapointed when Corin left. Jonas was a great character. I though they could have kept both Daniel and Jonas, with Jonas training up on the military side to give the team a bit more beef, as well as forming a great duo with Daniel. Anyway, back top topic Amanda's "Chicken ****" really suprised me, I did chuckle, but it was the first time I noticed the character swear! I wonder if AT fought saying that?
    Sam/AT Rules!!
    That comment also surprised me... but then it would have surprised me coming from O'Neill too - none of the characters talk much like that on TV... the writers, et. al. have kept these characters fairly 'Disney-rated'...which I don't think is typical of special forces soldiers when talking to each other about dating. That aside, when Sam said it.. and my eyebrows rose... I thought... OK.. they just let a little of the jet jockey show through! And I also thought that it showed a little bit of a wider, deeper friendship that had developed between Jonas and Sam. A friendship where they could josh each other around like that... say things like that to each other. And I liked that implication, because there isn't much time for such character development when there is only 42 min of screen time per episode... and they have to save the world... again..

    Here's to Sam the jet jockey...
    ...and to seeing her flying for fun and loosening up a bit ...go out for a beer with some other pilots or SGC team members and just sit around telling tall tales... joshing with the other pilots...
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    Quote Originally Posted by binkpmmc
    Very well said, Astrogeologist and I agree with the above quote from your post. IMO, the way they wrote Carter in this arc is a disgrace and TPTB really should be ashamed of what they have done to what was once such a strong, intelligent, dignified, professional female lead character. My disappointment with the show is how they have damaged Carter to such a degree that criticisms now seem to outweigh other comments about the character. Unfortunately, for some unknown reason, TPTB have also let the damage to the character seep into her professional life as well (see: the end of Affinity and Gemini as examples). It was bad enough they portrayed her as a "weak, foolish girl" in Chimera but at least it was somewhat focused on her personal life, once it started to creep into her professional life the character, IMO, was damaged ALMOST beyond repair.
    I think carter still is a great character, the writers just need to stop having her personal life being teh sole focus of an episode.

    My one issue with Pete is that sam went from 'not dating' to intimacy in less than a month. Now i'm not making a statement on her choices, what i am saying is that it's just whammo, out of the blue.

    in Grace, she has no one, then in death knell sam says that it's been a month since evolution...so she met and got quite close to pete in less than a month

    Sam's jsut not like that. she's always been portrayed as a very methodical person. she's not been portrayed as spontaneous or anything like that

    Pete would have been more believable had there at least been some mention of him, both before adn after the episode

    right now, he's sort of like a cold sore....something that just pops up and surprises you, then disappears for a while

    Just let sam be sam. Write this character who happens to be a female ratehr than this female who happens to be on the show

    I do love seeing her fun side. I loved seeing her 'let her hair down' as it is. i think it was a great development and probably a side of her that the guys never get to see. Pete is just like Tealc's pity party in Orpheus....it woulda been more believable had it not just come out of nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by astrogeologist
    I liked the softer side of Sam in Chimera a lot better than the professional, austere Sam in 2010... I like to see her more warm and human... Her 'softer side' came out so well in 'Singularity' with Cassie...and then a little of it in 'Learning Curve' with Merrin... after that they didn't give much more script or screen time to that facet of her character....
    Quote Originally Posted by aeromathlete
    That's one of the things I liked about Sam, too. Her ability to care about the kids who'd come into the show in their respective episodes.
    Quote Originally Posted by majorsal
    Oh, me too! That cute little boy (Nox) from The Nox, Ry'ac, Cassie, the kid from Show and Tell, the girl from Learning Curve, Hailey (from Prodigy), the youngin's from Proving Ground, CloneJack from Fragile Balance, the little boy from Revisions, and Grace (from Grace). [...] I like seeing Sam interact with children.

    Here's a few episode snapshots of Sam's natural 'softer side'

    The first photo is Sam and Merrin in the 3rd season episode 'Learning Curve'
    and the second and third photos are Sam and Cassie from the 1st season episode 'Singularity'


    In 'Learning Curve' the interaction between Sam and Merrin is wonderful as Sam figures out how the reactor works and then explains to Merrin how rewarding it is to figure something out for yourself. This scene interwove Sam's interaction with the young Merrin and Sam's own child-like sparkle and delight when solving mental challenges on the frontiers of science... interpolating between ideas and then extrapolating beyond them.

    In 'Singularity' the penultimate scenes are when Carter first tries to leave Cassie, but then just can't do it and she goes back down. AT's acting in these scenes should have garnered awards. The scenes later in the park, with Sam and Cassie on the bench, show a softer, gentler side of Sam Carter that rarely gets to show. But it's scenes like these that flesh out the character of Sam Carter and make her multi-dimensional beyond the proper military subordinate and/or simple science geek.
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    Hi I'm enjoying reading a little varied comment about Sam.
    Astrogeologist - I love all your little piccis - they're great - thanks!
    In 2010 I don't think Sam was cold, she cried in the scene with Janet, was obviously upset at O'Neills attitude at the cabin. I her and Joe showed a very warm marriage after 10 years together esp when he was leaving to go through the gate near the start of the ep'.
    What has perplexed me is the sudden change from how she has acted and dressed outside the SGC 1 to 6 than she does in season 7. I too like warm funny Sam, though I thought she was quite adorable as sensible Sam too and very funny in her own way - clock some of her expressions. I liked her dress sense in seasons 1 to 6 - thought it suited her character - and I liked her dress in 2010. Chimera she was just so different and I think she could play warm funny sam wearing her 1 to 6 clothing style and it be a less dramatic change.
    Maybe I've got a beef because I'm not a girlie myself and don't wear dresses, but always feel very hurt if people percvieve me as being unfeminine - because I think what you are is not about what you wear - so I guess me reacting to her change is more my problem?!
    I agree with all the other comments - they are all thoughful. I too want sam and jack together, but wouldn't be crushed if they were'nt - more peeved with the games beeing played by TPTB.
    Lets hope the writers take not of all the comment re Sam's professional character. I also agree it would be nice to see more of the team ouitside the SGC. Even if it is them all together out for a meal!

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    Astrogeologist - I love all your little piccis - they're great - thanks!
    Thanks - I love visual images! "A picture is worth a thousand words" - one of the tenants of my professional presentations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coley
    I liked her dress in 2010.
    I felt that the way that they all dressed in 2010 was a reflection of the controlled and restricted society that had been created with the Aschen... Everyone's (Sam, Janet, Daniel, etc.) attire was muted greens, greys and browns (at least that's what stuck in my memory). Very conservative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coley
    I'm not a girlie myself and don't wear dresses
    I don't dress 'girlie' either... no dresses (drives my dad nuts)... no pink... But then that stuff doesn't look good on me.. if it did...hmmmm.... I like the fact that Sam Carter can be totally professional in battlegear and yet can wear casual clothes (as in the park scene in Singularity) or a dress if she feel like it. That's what many women are striving for... the opportunity to choose. The freedom from stereotypes. And I really applaud the show for not writing Sam Carter as the female soldier who was the stereotypical tomboy who doesn't know how to enjoy being feminine.


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