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New Amanda Tapping Interview

Amanda was interviewed during the GABIT AT2 con a few months back:

http://www.gateworld.net/interviews/looking_backward_looking_f.shtml

It's a good interview but she said something kind of noteworthy (well in MHO anyway):

GW: ...Now we know that Stargate's over, and anything that you wish had been covered. Any 'Man, I wish ...' or, 'hey, it's too bad ...'

AT:
Not really. Chris and I have always lamented the fact that there's never been a real exploration of the friendship between Sam and Teal'c. And yet there has, but it's been in small moments. Like you said, you treasure the small moments between the characters. And in the last episode we kind of paid homage to that friendship in a really subtle way that I actually think is quite lovely. Chris and I had a really, really nice time playing it.

I would have liked to have seen, to be honest, more interaction between Daniel and Sam in the last few seasons. I missed him. Sam missed Daniel in the last few seasons. Especially Season Ten was very much about Daniel and Vala. I missed Daniel.

GW:
People have noticed a lot of the time that Cameron and Teal'c go off…

AT:
Cameron and Teal'c, Daniel and Vala

GW:
And Sam…

AT:
Yeah. I felt very fifth-wheelish at times. So I lament that. I lament that there wasn't more interaction between us with the other two in the final two seasons.

GW:
Because they were such…originally, separated at birth.

AT:
Such a beautiful friendship between the two.

GW:
The wonder twins.

AT:
Yeah. When we did at the end of Season Eight -- "Moebius." When we did that we had so much fun playing together and doing those geeky, goofy takes on our characters. And so I lament that. I wish that here had been more scenes between Sam and Daniel.

I'm glad that they will pay homage to the Sam/Teal'c friendship in the last episode, but I guess they didn't do anything about Sam and Daniel's friendship...  And reading what she just said about it makes me sad.  It's good to know that she wishes there was more interaction between them as well.  And I agree with her, that she's seemed like a fifth wheel a lot of the time when we'd have Teal'c and Cam pairing off and then Daniel and Vala, and poor Sam by her lonesome. 

I feel so tempted to not even watch the rest of the season.  I know I obsess way too much over this, but it drives me nuts how TPTB seem to think that the only woman Daniel can interact with is Vala, how they feel so free to throw the Sam/Daniel friendship out the window.  They just totally overlook it.  I'm even getting a bad feeling about the final ep - and not just from the spoilers I've read so far but because I just know they won't have Daniel even talk to Sam, unless he argues with her or something.

And no, the Sam/Daniel interaction and friendship isn't the only reason why I watch the show, but it is a big part of it.  I just hate how the writers turned Sam into wallpaper and ruined their friendship, and I just don't see much reason to watch anymore.  I'm pretty digusted.

I hope I didn't tick anyone off... I'm just so pessimistic about this.  I'm glad to know that Amanda feels the same way, that she misses Daniel and the interaction, but that's just telling me that these characters will have nothing to do with each other.

For those of you who are still watching, I'd love it if you could give me some idea of how things are going, if we see any good team interaction, and (if you don't mind) ANY hints at all of a friendship between the "wonder twins."

Guess that's it.  Sorry for rambling on so much... :(
Tags: amanda tapping, stargate, stargate: sg-1: daniel, stargate: sg-1: sam, stargate: sg-1: season 10, stargate: sg-1: teal'c, stargate: sg-1: vala
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