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Old July 15 2013, 04:09 AM   #271
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Re: Better if they had allowed main cast to die?

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Weren't the actors playing human characters under strict orders to be boring in order to make the aliens more interesting?
Thank goodness Patrick Stewart was never told that.
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Old July 15 2013, 04:19 AM   #272
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Considering how awful his French accent was, it's clear that the man could not act.
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Old July 15 2013, 04:26 AM   #273
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For proof, see his rude French maitre d' in L.A. Story.
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Old July 15 2013, 04:44 AM   #274
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Considering how awful his French accent was, it's clear that the man could not act.
That wasn't a French accent, it was a British accent.
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Old July 15 2013, 04:52 AM   #275
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Considering how awful his French accent was, it's clear that the man could not act.
That wasn't a French accent, it was a British accent.
Don't you know anything about history? World War 3 obviously has Britain conquering France.
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Old July 15 2013, 07:50 AM   #276
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Weren't the actors playing human characters under strict orders to be boring in order to make the aliens more interesting?
Wang was saying that, with little to nothing to back it up.

And anyways, with his acting ability no one would know the difference.
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Old July 15 2013, 08:16 AM   #277
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Honestly, Wang has natural gerbil like charm, he didn't have to act, he was just being himself "reading" 90 percent of the time.

After 7 years of Geordie, played by a guy who I'm told can act very well, but decided to be a gerbil, it's amazingly fortunate how Wang found himself a magic bullet to milk for a couple years.
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Old July 15 2013, 10:34 AM   #278
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Considering how awful his French accent was, it's clear that the man could not act.
That wasn't a French accent, it was a British accent.
Don't you know anything about history? World War 3 obviously has Britain conquering France.
Well remember by the 24th Century the French Language was considered obscure.

But really what they should have done when Patrick Stewart was cast was change the character of Captain to British.
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Old July 15 2013, 11:46 AM   #279
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The only good thing about the British is that they hate the French.
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Old July 15 2013, 01:56 PM   #280
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Killing off characters like anything has pros and cons. SG:A killed off at least two of it's leads Beckett and Weir, was it a good move that's open to debate. But in the case of Beckett the fallout was so bad they had to bring the character back (via a clone).
I actually liked the way they killed off Beckett, it was a shock when it happened and reminded me of how it felt when Daniel died on SG-1... Both of these characters had decent story lines to write them out and then back in again... Weir was just captured and we were told killed then mysteriously came back as someone else.

I think other than killing off a main character they should have developed the background players to the point that when they meet their fate we, the audience, actually care that they are gone. An example keeping with Stargate would be Sgt Riley in SGU.
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Old July 15 2013, 02:05 PM   #281
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^exploding tumours is not what I would call a decent story line. If I had to write it with that proviso I might have had the tumour exploding whilst Beckett was trying to remove it. Peter Grodin had a better death sequence than Beckett.
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Old July 15 2013, 03:49 PM   #282
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I actually liked the way they killed off Beckett, it was a shock when it happened and reminded me of how it felt when Daniel died on SG-1... Both of these characters had decent story lines to write them out and then back in again... Weir was just captured and we were told killed then mysteriously came back as someone else.

I think other than killing off a main character they should have developed the background players to the point that when they meet their fate we, the audience, actually care that they are gone. An example keeping with Stargate would be Sgt Riley in SGU.
Riley's death brought me close to tears. Out of all of the secondary characters, he was my favorite.

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^exploding tumours is not what I would call a decent story line. If I had to write it with that proviso I might have had the tumour exploding whilst Beckett was trying to remove it. Peter Grodin had a better death sequence than Beckett.
I would have preferred that they hadn't brought Beckett back. It made his death feel less heroic.
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Old July 15 2013, 04:36 PM   #283
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I would have preferred that they didn't kill Beckett in the first place, but you don't always get what you want.
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The only good thing about the British is that they hate the French.
And they're not cheese-eating surrender monkeys.
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Old July 15 2013, 06:41 PM   #285
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Maybe it was because they created a stereotypical Indian based on some New Age impression of what Indians are...
Native Americans. Indians are from India.

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