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Note to Atlantis writers:

(Because, yes, we just got around to watching last Friday's Stargates tonight. I've been theatre-commitment-free for, like, six weeks now. Howcum I still don't seem to have any time???)

If Weir gets any more shortsighted, she's going to become Janeway. Much of your audience has already been through one of those. And quite frankly, by the end there (or the middle, really), she was one too many.

Just sayin'.

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kjaneway
Aug. 17th, 2006 08:41 am (UTC)
Goddamn!

I knew I recognised the character problem, I just couldn't pin it down.

(Been years since I've actualy *watched* Voyager, I've lived in fic land, where Janeway is a better person, since then :-))
wiliqueen
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
I didn't watch it at all to speak of from about season 4 on. I kept waiting for it to be a plot point that she was losing it, and then it just became increasingly clear that TPTB thought she was right.

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wiliqueen
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
I've barely been paying attention to the promo stuff, and even I think it looks like it's going to be hilarious. :-D
krf13
Aug. 17th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC)
I'll take your word for it, because I didn't stay up to finish watching the episode. I'm getting to the point where I can predict what's going to happen anyway, so why watch it? Weir has actually been reminding me of Janeway for a while now.

I'm afraid I'm feeling that way about SG-1 as well. I've seen all the plots before but done with the G'auld rather than the Ori. I thought they were going to refresh it with a new shot of blood, not resuscitate it as a zombie. (Sorry, haven't had morning cup of tea yet.) Seriously, the whole Ori plot-line seems to be about who's got the biggest gun. Again. I'm disappointed.

I am however looking forward to the 200th episode this Friday because I think it'll be funny and I'll be watching it here with friends so there's guaranteed to be lots of heckling and commentary about it.
wiliqueen
Aug. 17th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
Weir has actually been reminding me of Janeway for a while now.

I think it was that it was clearly a unilateral decision this time. Up until now, she's mostly been at least discussing the stupid with others beforehand. Which really just spreads the blame, since they've mostly agreed with her (barring Caldwell).

This stupid was all her own, although the others agreed with her after the fact. :-/
kaseido
Aug. 17th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
Word.

They've completely trashed a potentially good character. OTOH, if the writing on the show didn't suck so completely, there probably wouldn't be such good fanfic...
wiliqueen
Aug. 17th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
It's doubly annoying because I had such high hopes for her -- I was the one going "OMGTORRISQUEEEEEE!!!" when everyone else was "Who is this person and what happened to Jessica Steen?"
kaseido
Aug. 19th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
I caught the Jessica Steen episodes at the end of the SG1 marathon last night: I like her.

But after "The Real World," I can't at all pin my dislike on Torri anymore - she *rocked* that performance. Now I can say clearly that it's the writers' fault that I've never (except for last night's ep and her taking on the Earth leadership a few weeks ago) believed that the Weir we were being shown was ever a master diplomat and general heavy-hitter.

Boo, writers!
wiliqueen
Aug. 20th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
I've always blamed it on the writers, but then I came into the show knowing how good she is, starting with her guest spot on Forever Knight when she was all of 25. So yes, "The Real World" pleased me no end, despite being a remix of Teal'c's looney-bin illusion and Fifth's mind-trap for Sam.
kaseido
Aug. 21st, 2006 11:24 pm (UTC)
*nods* I'd just seen the Teal'c episode the night before, which I thought was brilliantly crafted - Chris Judge's writing impresses me, to my pleasant surprise -
taraljc
Aug. 17th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC)
she's going to become Janeway

going??? try "became Janeway some time last year" for me. To the point where I refer to her as Janeway when ttalking about the series.
wiliqueen
Aug. 18th, 2006 01:49 pm (UTC)
She's still at the mid-third (third?) season Crazy Cap'n Katie point for me. Like, when there was still hope.

Or maybe I'm just delusional. *shrug*
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