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Kill Dr. Weir

Kill Dr Weir, you say?

Kill Dr. Weir

"I am become Death"

Kill Dr Weir, you say?

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Sorry, no, this isn't a fic post; the newest season (the fourth) of Atlantis has begun, and lo! The showrunners just about killed Dr Weir off themselves in their eagerness to haul Sam Carter into the Commander's Chair in Atlantis!  

I know to some/many, no matter how loathesome Weir's command abilties were, she was, at least, Atlantis's loathesomely, badly written female commander. She was the leader whom we loved to hate, but in whom we could see the possibilities.

Carter, though? - Is SG-1's Colonel Mistake, and appears to be transferring all her bad habits of arrogance, bad personal  judgement and blonde superiority to Atlantis. There is no humorous fun in killing Carter off: she is not a love-to-hate kind of character, not anymore. Carter is more of a hate-to-hate character. Where's the fun in that? There's no tongue in cheek. There's no slight roll to the eyeballs. There's little humor in the situation.

Long live Dr Weir, may she be around long enough to be a huge pain in the tuchas to Col. Carter!
  • Re: MF WEIR!

    I'm glad I didn't see them turn Bill Lee into a lech. Was that on SG-1, or on an Atlantis episode? (I stopped watching SG-1 for real after season 9, and I could see the writing on the wall with Vala)

    Personally, I think Torri Higginson is the better actress, with more range (when allowed to show it on Atlantis) than Tapping was ever allowed to show on SG-1. k

    It's a fascinating train wreck.
    • True.. sad, but true

      I mean, I think it was a S10 ep where he talks about hitting on a bunch of women, it was bad. I'm in denial; Bill's a family man whose wife crochets and has two kids, one slightly more geeky, one he just doesn't quite know what to do with- an athlete and popular girl. Hey, it's my wank and I'll how I want.

      I think Tapping is a good actress, but the writers are flippin' clueless how to write a powerful woman. I think frankly, they have no idea what to do with a female character- it's sad, really.
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