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Old August 9 2009, 02:34 PM   #1
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Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

I'm going with Keller. Both were kind of vanilla, characters. The reason I give Keller the nod is a few reasons.

1 Jewel Statie is the better actor of the two. He wasn't a bad actor, I just think she is a little better.

2 She is smoking hot! I especially loved how she looked in those black leather pant uniforms, they switched to in season 4.

3 I think she added more to the show in terms of helping the other character's. Beckett was a friend to McKay but I wouldn't say he enhanced the McKay character. Shepard and Zelenki and even Ronon I thought was more fun to see play off, McKay. Beckett didn't really have one character you just had to see him interacting with.

The Keller,McKay romance I thought was pretty intresting. She did ,what the Katie character didn't do and that is be effective in seeing McKay's romantic side. I thought it was a fun side to see of the character, simply because we didn't see McKay in romantic situations in the early seasons. He had his crush on Carter, but that was about it.

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Old August 9 2009, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

I know which one i prefer looking at, but Beckett was more intersting.
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Old August 9 2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

Smoking hot is a reason for more interesting??? This explains a lot about the Stargate franchise.....
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Old August 9 2009, 03:40 PM   #4
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

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Smoking hot is a reason for more interesting??? This explains a lot about the Stargate franchise.....
That wasn't the reason. The reason is because, I felt in most regards they were equal. Neither was great characters. They were both decent characters. I simply think Keeler added a few extra things to make her somewhat better than Beckett. Being sexy is one of them. I don't see anything unique or special about Beckett to give him a advantage over Keller.

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Old August 9 2009, 07:03 PM   #5
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

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1 Jewel Statie is the better actor of the two.


Just fell off my chair laughing at that suggestion. Staite? A good actress?? Now I'm not saying McGillion was wonderful, but compared to Staite, there's no contest.

Keller, was fucking godawful. A whiny, annoying, useless, slut of a doctor who looked completely out of her depth, both as an actress and a character. The ONLY time the actress did a good job and Keller was actually likeable and not some whining little girl was in 'The Shrine'. An episode so fantastic, I'm having trouble believing it was the normal writers/directors/producers that came up with it. Same with Staite that one week. Was it really her?
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

I liked 'em both quite a bit.
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Old August 9 2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

I thought Beckett was a bit more interesting. Also, McKay getting the girl? You know this show is written by straight up dorks if Ronon lost a girl to fricken McKay!
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Old August 9 2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

I definitely liked Keller more in Season 5 than Season 4. In Season 4 she was just kind of there, and I was still cranky about Beckett being killed off.

That said, I do think Keller eventually became a decent member of the cast, but Beckett will always win out.
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Old August 9 2009, 08:19 PM   #9
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The girl that tripped over a stray leaf and twisted her ankle, once again getting to be the whiny crybaby of the group needing someone to help or rescue her
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Old August 9 2009, 09:24 PM   #10
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I don't hate Keller, except that she took Beckett's man...

Yes, hardcore Rockett shipper here.

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Old August 9 2009, 09:27 PM   #11
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Jewel is queen of TNZ, so I am duty bound to answer 'Keller'.
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Old August 9 2009, 10:24 PM   #12
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

I'm not so sure, why people like the Beckett character as much as they do. He is a nice character, but I just don't see anything about him that standouts. He is one of those character's that, when you kill them off, you like enough that the death has meaning but not so great that his/her death will have a huge negative impact on the show. In essence he wasn't a core character as I like to call them. On "Atlantis" the only two characters that fit the bill would be Rodney and Shepeard. That is coming from someone who liked most of the character's on the show. I especially grew to like Ronan and Weir more than I did when they first showed up.

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Old August 9 2009, 10:54 PM   #13
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Re: Keller vs Beckett. More intresting "Atlantis" doctor?

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He is a nice character, but I just don't see anything about him that standouts.
I'm sorry he doesn't have boobs for you.

Keller was easily the worst recurring - main character in the history of Staragte. She is nothing but annoying, stupid, eye candle and every time I saw her I wouldn't "How the hell did she get into the Stargate program?!".

I didn't watch season 5, but I heard she was flirting-dating everyone around.
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Old August 9 2009, 11:10 PM   #14
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He is a nice character, but I just don't see anything about him that standouts.
I'm sorry he doesn't have boobs for you.

Keller was easily the worst recurring - main character in the history of Staragte. She is nothing but annoying, stupid, eye candle and every time I saw her I wouldn't "How the hell did she get into the Stargate program?!".

I didn't watch season 5, but I heard she was flirting-dating everyone around.
She wasn't all that different from Beckett. Let's not forget that he would freak out evertime he was needed for the Atlantis chair. Beckett like Keller were both civilians and not military types, so it makes sense that they wouldn't know how to kick ass in a fight or would get scared in situations were the military types, would be a little less afraid.

Keller learned to cope with the fear just like Beckett to a point were they were able to get the job done. Let's also not forget that Keller, was just another doctor on staff, untill Beckett was killed. She was thrust in a leadership position, before she was ready and she stayed in the job because she was good at it. Kind of like what happened to Shephard when Sumpter got killed.

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Old August 9 2009, 11:36 PM   #15
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I'll say Beckett, mainly because they actuall did something with the character. Had episodes and storylines wich focused on him and developed him and he had fun character moments with everyone else.

Meanwhile, were there any Keller-centric episodes that didn't involve her being captured and dragged through the woods?
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