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David
David
1 month ago

He would have been a great returning character. Always one step ahead and with a smirk to boot.

Simpleba
Brian
1 month ago

Completely insufficient explanation from Cooper and then we get some lame leap of logic that Vala was a spiritual successor to the character…

As a fan of all seasons of Stargate (in all it’s versions) I’m sort of offended…

William G
William G
1 month ago

Yeah it’s called Vala had boobs, And the producers and show runners weren’t afraid to use them.

Dr. Emeritus
Dr. Emeritus
1 month ago

interesting. When Mrs Black joined the show, I feared it would turn into something “farscape” (a show I really tried hard to enjoy) – and I felt like it did. The entertainment of SG1 was lost. That is not to blame on the actress at all, but somehow she seems to always be written into a character that ruins it for me. I know most of my friends disliked Vala just as much as I did and skipped episodes with her entirely.
Well, to each how they feel.

Simpleba
Brian Crain
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Emeritus

See, I loved Farscape but Vala just didn’t “fit” into SG1 in my opinion… I didn’t stop watching because she joined but the team dynamic (excluding the introduction of Cam) was definitely off from there on forward…

And as someone mentioned, I think Cooper greatly overestimated how the character of Vala “worked” so well in the series… Maybe she was popular with the writers but beyond that?

Jerry
Jerry
1 month ago

I don’t think it worked as well as he thinks it did. The reason that I stopped watching Stargate was because of Claudia Black’s character.

Mark R
Mark R
1 month ago

From a story perspective…. Aris Boch was too much of Mary Sue to continue without fundamental changes to the character. It would also have required writing in a whole new race of people (or subspecies of Human? Not sure if that was ever clear.) I’d say he didn’t gel sell with the team, given he was written as an effective antagonist with a minor redemption. His arc was contained the episode and it worked, if not the most memorable. Vala on the other hand, though still written initially as an antagonist, had a lot more humour in her character (something… Read more »

R Freeman
R Freeman
1 month ago

I think he would have made a great reoccurring character in the series… The explanation sounds like BS… I think something else was going on there. I also think that Claudia Black’s character was excellent too. The thing that lost audience was the changes in storytelling, to many long overarching plot’s instead of concise episodes.

Roxanne Deslongchamps
Roxanne Deslongchamps
1 month ago

I don’t agree with the writers. Aris Boch did “pop” very loudly. A Season 9 episode with him and Vala would have been Wild! Much more so than the lame S10 eps with her Father. Jacek did NOT pop at all.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

I really liked this character and enjoyed the episode. Really liked the possibilities Disagree with the fine Mr. Cooper.