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22 January 2007 @ 07:27 pm
MS Interview in TV Zone magazine  
I read this out of morbid curiosity on Gateworld, and now I'm sorry that I did.  Follow the cut for details ... no spoilers...

There's a section in this interview, which is all about S10 basically, how Daniel's changed, etc, that I just don't get, even if it is just the actor's opinion.  He talks about CB and Vala, and says this:

"As far as Daniel's and Vala's relationship this year, the only thing I would have changed was to have them interact a bit more.  Claudia and I had the chance to work very closely together early on in Season Nine, and this time around we've had tidbits of our characters being in the same room at the same time during a lot of different urgent situations, but we haven't had that same one-on-one dynamic.  The writers have toned it down slightly, which in some ways is good because it's less antagonistic, for lack of a better word.  Eventually, though, Daniel and Vala had to loosen up around each other and show that side of them that's warm and friendly.  At the same time, Claudia and I have gotten to fire some great zingers at one another and have that kind of onscreen spark we both love."

To which I say... see my post's icon... WTF????  I'm thinking he got Vala mixed up with Sam or Teal'c when he mentioned Daniel and Vala just having little bits of their characters just being in the same room and not really interacting.  I mean, HELLO?? There was Flesh and Blood, Pegasus Project, 200, Counterstrike, Memento Mori, In the Company of Thieves, The Quest Part 2.... how on earth were Daniel and Vala not really interacting?!  As for wishing their interaction was like it was in early S9... um, they were linked together.  Of course they were going to be interacting a lot.  And besides, don't they interact about the same amount now as they did then?

I don't mean any offense against him - I know it's only his opinion and he's entitled to it, but I don't see how Daniel and Vala could possibly interact more than they already are, and how their interaction so far this season is any less than it was early S9.  I guess I'm watching a different show.  As someone from Gateworld suggested, maybe this is Bizarro Stargate. 

I know how his mind is working here, too... I mean, he liked early S9 because there was such a huge focus on his character.  He was more or less the star.  Who wouldn't want to be in a situation like that?  But still, I just find the whole idea that Daniel and Vala haven't interacted very much, pretty laughable.  Their interaction has been such a huge focus of the show.  Meanwhile, he acts like he hardly knows Teal'c and Sam.  If anything, he should be interacting more with THEM.  I just find it sad that he never mentions CJ/Teal'c and AT/Sam anymore... although I suppose the interviewers never bring them up. 

All the more reason I'm glad the show is ending (please don't stone me as a heretic!!).  I wonder if he'll be really put out if they don't have him interact much with Vala in the second movie, since the spoilers indicate that he'll be spending some time with Sam and Cam.  Again, I don't mean any offense against him... he's welcome to his opinion.  I just find it pretty laughable.

Thoughts, anyone?
 
 
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anglstrmoon: team SGAanglstrmoon on January 23rd, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
WHAT!!!!! I think he's on crack...

Damn... It's sad to see...
jessm78: inseparablejessm78 on January 23rd, 2007 01:55 am (UTC)
lol... yeah that was my reaction when I first read it.

It is very disappointing, especially considering what AT said about wishing there was more S/D interaction the past two seasons.
anglstrmoon: Sam Carteranglstrmoon on January 23rd, 2007 01:58 am (UTC)
I know.. I really wished there were more S/D interaction is the past few seasons.

That is why I really like Amanda.
jessm78: Fire and Waterjessm78 on January 23rd, 2007 05:10 pm (UTC)
Me too. :)
bethtaurichick: Sam and Daniel!bethtaurichick on January 23rd, 2007 01:14 am (UTC)
lol, you're not a heretic, Jess. You're right- it's just not the same show that we loved for so long. Heck, we've only had glimpses of the old Daniel, IMHO. I miss the team interaction. Even now, with Ben Browder instead of RDA (and I adore both actors!), they're just not getting the team together like the older episodes. Poor Mitchell, he got the band back together, but they're not on the same sheet of music :) Oh well, I know I'll watch the movies anyway. Maybe we'll get a miracle and have some nice S/D scenes in the films *crosses fingers*
jessm78: hairsprayjessm78 on January 23rd, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, Beth. Yeah, it just isn't the same anymore - the old Daniel, the team interaction, etc. They do seem more fragmented. Yeah, I can imagine how Cam must feel! I'm in a more "wait and see" mindset about the first movie, but I am looking forward to the second one. Seems there's a chance that we'll get some nice scenes there.

*crosses fingers with you* :)
Suzotchkasuzotchka1 on January 23rd, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
WTF? Okay, I do not understand. He wanted Daniel and Vala to interact more? He must've meant Sam. He had to have meant Sam. Because as it was it was the Vaniel show. How much more screen time could they have gotten? Come on!
jessm78: Torment of Tantalusjessm78 on January 23rd, 2007 02:23 pm (UTC)
That's exactly what I thought when I read it... really doesn't make any sense. I thought it was a typo, slip of the tongue, and then he launched into the whole "we had to tone it down" thing. I think the only way they could've gotten more screen time is if they dumped the rest of the cast.

I would so love to get him with Amanda in the same room and have them talk about the show... see what he'd say about character interactions and stuff then.
Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<chris4short on January 23rd, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
Maybe the "biggest fan of Stargate" has forgotten to tape S10 and is watching S9 reruns and is thinking he is watching S10. *blink blink*

Hmm does that mean Daniel really is kinky and likes to be linked with crazy women? Maybe he is forgtting the other people who he is in a team with... oh what's their names? The Band, that's right. *sigh*

Sheesh, it seems as if we the viewers are a bit more sane when it comes to the reality of the progression of the characters and their downfalls. Know their characters fine, but perhaps he doesn't know the script? You know the one where Vala is DRAPPED on him from Act 1 through 5....

Ya, ok, glad it's ending too if that's what TPTB is thinking will entertain us. So whose up for the AU Stargate Series once this *ahem* stuff ends?
jessm78: Thor's Hammerjessm78 on January 23rd, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
I am! Already started my AU version of the final ep (which is Listen to Yourself... and I'm now finishing the sequel). And what's nice about an AU Stargate series is that we'll have better writers. ;)

Maraseachanter on January 23rd, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
No, not nuts at all. I, too, have no idea where this mess is going. Sadly I am glad we're being put out of our misery.
I'll miss AT, MS, BB, and CJ. Sadly I won't miss CB. I tried to go back and watch some of Farscape, and found right now that's spoiled for me... one of my total sci-fi favorites. *sigh*
jessm78: geekjessm78 on January 26th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Couldn't agree more. It is a shame... I'm glad that we have the old shows to enjoy. It's become such a different show...
pr1nce55k1tcat on January 27th, 2007 12:02 pm (UTC)
Whatever he's taking... I'll have some.
*shakes head and glares at him*
jessm78: hairsprayjessm78 on January 28th, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Yeah it sounds like pretty powerful stuff, doesn't it?

*joins you in glaring*
pr1nce55k1tcat on January 29th, 2007 09:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah it does sound powerful :)