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Cathy Gale, Emma Peel and .... Samantha Carter .... ?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:53 pm    Post subject: Cathy Gale, Emma Peel and .... Samantha Carter .... ? Reply with quote

Interesting article of several years ago. Has a couple of facts wrong and an interesting opinion ("Emma is clearly a bit in awe of Steed" ??) but worth reading nontheless.

http://thehathorlegacy.com/cathy-gale-emma-peel-and-samantha-carter/

I'm afraid I'd not even heard of Samantha Carter or Stargate: SG-1 before now.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never heard of Stargate: SG-1? It's a wonderful slice of American funded, Canadian-made sci-fi that ran for ten seasons and spawned two spin-offs, Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe, the latter only booting up last year and continuing this coming April. I watched it faithfully for years, with only a gap when I moved and lost track of it. It's been hugely successful in both Britain and France, namely because there's a very Canadian streak of humour through it, unlike some of the grim/serious sci-fi shows out there. Alas, Universe has gone down the grim route and lost all the witty lines and team dynamic that made the other two so much fun to watch. I blame the Battlestar Galacticas of the world.

The article doesn't ring true to me at all, either. Carter was possibly the least-sexualised female heroine I've ever seen. She spends almost the entire series wandering around in baggy, shapeless fatigues that are identical to the ones all the male cast members wear. I remember being a little bit shocked when I saw her in civilian clothes. Her relationship with Jack was never over-played, and never came to much of anything, either, and there was never any question that she had the science bit all wrapped up. I don't agree with that analysis at all.

(And, of course, Emma wasn't in Steed's thrall at all, whereas Purdey most definitely was. Someone's looking at both shows a bit sideways).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid a lot of those shows blend into one for me. But then I've only seen Star Trek: The Next Generation recently. I was surfing channels and saw a longish two-hander with Patrick Stewart and an actress that I thought was excellent for a show like Star Trek. The only thing that put me off watching further was the very soft picture quality.

In my defence I'm a bit old school when it comes to tele-fantasy. Embarassed I did have a thing for X Files for about two seasons however. I liked . I watch Doctor Who but avoid Torchwood like the plague.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
I'm afraid a lot of those shows blend into one for me. But then I've only seen Star Trek: The Next Generation recently. I was surfing channels and saw a longish two-hander with Patrick Stewart and an actress that I thought was excellent for a show like Star Trek. The only thing that put me off watching further was the very soft picture quality.

In my defence I'm a bit old school when it comes to tele-fantasy. Embarassed I did have a thing for X Files for about two seasons however. I liked . I watch Doctor Who but avoid Torchwood like the plague.


Well, if you ever have a chance, give it a look. Very Happy SG-1 is pretty old by now. It ran for a decade and ended only a few years ago, so I started watching it before The Avengers, but then I watched a lot of sci-fi, three of the Star Treks included, when I was young (and still do, when I can). It was actually based on a rather grim movie with Kurt Russell and James Spader playing two of the leads. Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks thankfully did a much better job, mostly because they take the humour in the scripts and run with it. People have been picking at the later seasons, but it's often so much fun it doesn't matter.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything is possible. I've only just caught up with Curb Your Enthusiasm after ten years!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Anything is possible. I've only just caught up with Curb Your Enthusiasm after ten years!


Better late than never, eh? Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
I'm afraid a lot of those shows blend into one for me. But then I've only seen Star Trek: The Next Generation recently. I was surfing channels and saw a longish two-hander with Patrick Stewart and an actress that I thought was excellent for a show like Star Trek. The only thing that put me off watching further was the very soft picture quality.
That only shows up on overseas PAL systems (and now HD?), it's converted from the original American NTSC system... although made on film it was edited on video, etc etc
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Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Anything is possible. I've only just caught up with Curb Your Enthusiasm after ten years!


Better late than never, eh? Wink


Yes and so many episodes to watch too. Just discovered The Big Bang Theory too. Another goody. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Timeless A-Peel wrote:
Dandy Forsdyke wrote:
Anything is possible. I've only just caught up with Curb Your Enthusiasm after ten years!


Better late than never, eh? Wink


Yes and so many episodes to watch too. Just discovered The Big Bang Theory too. Another goody. Cool


I love The Big Bang Theory. One of the best American shows on at the moment. They recently signed the biggest syndication deal in history, you know. Very Happy
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