How Atlantis SHOULD have been..

Discussion in 'Stargate' started by Morpheus 02, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. DontFeedPhil

    DontFeedPhil Fleet Captain

    Nov 9, 2003
    Just back from Your Moms House...
    YES. That would have been a MUCH better way to use the character. Why didn't I think of that? Or the writers for that matter...

    I also said this in another thread a few months back. Atlantis should have been more military. The whole "were gonna let a civilian run Atlantis" thing was stupid. That would NEVER HAPPEN. And I like the idea of the Ori being the main villains of the Pegasus galaxy.
  2. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 27, 2006
    the real world
    It should have been a comedy. The whole Daenikenite mythology is ridiculous. Making everyone speak English falsifies the difficulties in making allies, undermining supposed tension. The Wraith were absurd---feeding on life force? Gah! If the show was a comedy like SG-1, it might have worked.

    They could have kept McKay as the good but no way Carter good science trouble shooter. Shepherd was okay for comedy but Ford should have been smarter---his youth and inexperience would still left Shepherd as a more heroic figure. There was no need to dumb Ford down. And somebody smart enough to add a different kind of wit would have been a big help, I think. And Teyla should have been like a good/not evil Hathor.
  3. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    Uh...SG-1 was never a comedy. Comedic elements, perhaps.
  4. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    True, but it did enjoy deconstructing cliches of science fiction television with a certain amount of sarcastic wit. When it was at its best. Witness Window of Opportunity, which despite being a very funny episode is not a comedy piece.

    Stargate SG-1's ventures into outright comedy are more the exception than the rule. Witness Wormhole X-Treme, The Other Guys, Avenger 2.0, Citizen Joe, and 200.
  5. DWF

    DWF Admiral Admiral

    May 19, 2001
    Columbus, Ohio
    I think RDA thought of SG1 as a comedy for the most part and said so more than once.
  6. Technobuilder

    Technobuilder Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 5, 1999
    Nashville, TN

    You know, I always thought she was supposed to show up again eventually as well.

    If she doesn't make it into SGU, then I'm not sure she's ever coming back into the spotlight of the show as a recurring character, as with her absence up to this point we could say she's been a member of off-world teams in both galaxies and become a specialist in... blah blah blah.

    Oh well. Probably won't happen, but then I didn't expect to see Rodney McKay on SG-1 either.