Who was the best Atlantis leader ?

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

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Best Atlantis leader

  1. Weir

    45 vote(s)
    46.9%
  2. Carter

    8 vote(s)
    8.3%
  3. Woolsey

    43 vote(s)
    44.8%
  1. SalvorHardin

    SalvorHardin Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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

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    tough call.
     
  3. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Admiral

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    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

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    Weir.

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

    steveman Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    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

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

    Brent Admiral Admiral

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Sean
     
  11. Yoda

    Yoda Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    1. Weir
    2. Woosley
    3. Carter
     
  16. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy Vice Admiral Admiral

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Elizabeth. She didn't have Earth and the IOA to fall back on for her first year.