Who was the best Atlantis leader ?

Discussion in 'Stargate' started by SalvorHardin, Jan 10, 2009.


Best Atlantis leader

  1. Weir

    45 vote(s)
  2. Carter

    8 vote(s)
  3. Woolsey

    43 vote(s)
  1. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 6, 2008
    Star's End
    Even though he was there only for a year I find Woolsey to be the best Atlantis leader with Weir in the second place and Carter third.

    What do you guys think ?
  2. Rÿcher

    Rÿcher Fleet Captain

    Aug 1, 2008
    That wretched hive of scum and villany
    tough call.
  3. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

    Apr 14, 2000
    QC, IL, USA
    I didn't see much of this season, so I can't speak to Woolsey.

    All I know is that I really missed Weir throughout all of Season 4.
  4. drownedworld

    drownedworld Cadet Newbie

    Jan 10, 2009
    New York City

    I also really missed her in season 4 but was happy with Woolsey replacing Carter this season.
  5. steveman

    steveman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 14, 2002
    Middlesex, VA
    Woolsey really surprised me this year. Initially, I thought the producers made a terrible call when they installed him as the new leader of the expedition. However, Woolsey emerged as an authoritative, cool-headed leader. I can't really say enough about the character or Bob Picardo's portrayal of him. Just good stuff all-around.
  6. Hermiod

    Hermiod Admiral Admiral

    Mar 16, 2006
    I liked all three, but Weir wins for me.
  7. Brent

    Brent Admiral Admiral

    Apr 24, 2003
    I have to say Woolsey, he was the best IMO. I didn't think he would be, but he turned out alright.
  8. Chevron Guy

    Chevron Guy Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 4, 2004
    Somewhere in Colorado
    The character of Carter was my favorite of the three, but from her SG-1 days. She was badly misused on Atlantis. I voted for Weir.
  9. cylkoth

    cylkoth Commodore Commodore

    Jan 16, 2003
    Elisabeth Weir, hands down. I'd put Woolsey second, due entirely to how badly handled Carter was.
  10. USS Kongo

    USS Kongo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 25, 2006
    I liked all of them. But if I had to chose, it would be Weir.

  11. Yoda

    Yoda Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 13, 2000
    San Diego
    I voted for Weir. It was close between her and Woolsey, but sometimes I forget Carter was on the show. Her entire story on Atlantis was boring and pointless.

    I liked the actress that played Weir. Very MILFy.
  12. Ro_Laren

    Ro_Laren Commodore Commodore

    Dec 12, 2004
    The Badlands
    That is a hard choice... my vote would go to Weir or Carter. Don't know if I could choose between the two.
  13. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    Woolsey got the best writing by far and was played by the best actor. Weir was sabotaged by bad writing and Carter was a nonentity.

    However, a more important consideration is, which has the best interpersonal dynamic with Shep, the lead character? Definitely Weir. After that, Woolsey. Carter doesn't rate a blip.
  14. Morpheus 02

    Morpheus 02 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 3, 2003
    Chicago IL
    I can understand your thoughts on this...i vote Woosley because he had actual character growth on the show, and his experience has played a legitmate role in the story.

    Weir seemed like a good idea, but not one that was given any kind of story arc to grow. Her character, due to the set-up, really needed to be written like General Hammond, but yet they tried to bring up front, and didn't write it very well.
  15. DarKush

    DarKush Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 18, 2005
    1. Weir
    2. Woosley
    3. Carter
  16. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 19, 2007
    Space Massachusetts
    They were all pretty useless and right when the Weir started not to suck they kicked her off.
  17. Temis the Vorta

    Temis the Vorta Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Oct 30, 1999
    The abortive Shep-Weir dynamic is probably one of the show's biggest failings. Writing Weir as a competent leader should have merely been the backdrop to evolving the friendship of those two characters. I don't give a flip about Weir doing her job well, I just assume that's the case, and want to see how she interacts with other key characters and especially the lead character.

    And definitely it should not involve romance. I like the fact that it seemed like it could go there, but never did, and neither party ever really indicated that they wanted it to (unlike the annoying O'Neill-Carter plotline which just came off making them both look bad).
  18. OmahaStar

    OmahaStar Disrespectful of his betters Admiral

    May 15, 2002
    Weir. As some may recall, Weird kept Atlantis fully functional without the aid of starships, completely cut off from Earth. Carter and Woolsey had it *easy* by comparison.
  19. Broccoli

    Broccoli Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 3, 2001
    As for actual leadership, I think Woosley was stronger. However, I like Weir's character more.

    Strangely, I think this season had the best cast arrangement where all the characters really gelled together. I'm probably in the minority on this.
  20. TerriO

    TerriO Writer-type human Premium Member

    Dec 13, 2001
    Doing a little bit of writing
    Elizabeth. She didn't have Earth and the IOA to fall back on for her first year.