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Today's Big News in Fandom

Good gracious! If you don't have a bunch of SF fen on your f-list, then you may not yet be aware of the big new development in Stargate news...

It would seem that Ben Browder of Farscape fame will be a regular on SG-1 next season. Huh. I've been watching Farscape from the beginning (praise be to Netflix) and I like it. But I don't utterly adore it. We're nearly done with the first season now, and it has yet to really grab me. So I'm not a squeeing fangirl for Browder.

OTOH, with Amanda going to a reduced schedule, and RDA possibly not being there at all if they can't hammer out a deal, it was inevitable that they'd have to bring in new characters. So I am pleased that we're getting an actor who is competent and has experience with the genre. But I'm just not down with all the folks who are thrilled to the point of going "RDA who?"

It's not clear if he'll be on the team or not. For all we know, he could be a new Goa'uld or some such. Which would be a pretty cool way to go, if you ask me. And, of course, a lot of folks have mentioned that he bears a striking resemblance to Shanks, so that'll be odd. One of the most compelling things about the team has always been the marked diversity of it's members. Do we really need two hunky yet soulful, sandy-haired, blue-eyed guys assigned to SG-1?

You know what would have made me squee? If they'd brought Claudia Black on as a regular. She really rocks my socks, and we need more women at the SGC, damn it.


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Dec. 15th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
I was hoping they'd bring CB on as a regular, but I hear she wants to broaden her career beyond SF.

From the rumors I've heard, he WILL be on the team. After all, "regular" means every episode, so...not a Goa'uld.

And I really think that Farscape will grab you by the start of the 2nd season or thereabouts. I didn't get grabbed until the Aurora Chair eps.
Dec. 15th, 2004 11:21 pm (UTC)
Do we really need two hunky yet soulful, sandy-haired, blue-eyed guys assigned to SG-1?

Yes. ;) We just didn't realize we needed it until now. It was really a good move on TPTB's part. Browder is an established Sci Fi actor with his own following. He can handle a leading-man role and there will probably be minimal antagonism and resistance from fans.

I think he'll be on the actual SG1 team somehow. It sounds like he'll be a regular, and I think he's too expensive to NOT put on SG1. But obviously we don't know yet.

I'm dying to see what kind of character they create for him though, and what the dynamic will be between him and Daniel and him and Sam especially.

Now if they could just bring Janet back somehow...
Dec. 20th, 2004 05:34 pm (UTC)
Friday Night lineup on SciFi looks to be
Stargate Atlantis
Battlestar Galactica

Tivo to my rescue.
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