June 21st, 2007

Dean Smiles

Celebrating Finale Week: HAMMOND (and other characters)

SG-1 would have never made it without General George Hammond.

Through all the craziness and the bizarre, Hammond served as the rock that grounded them all. Hammond brought credibility and stability to the SGC, holding everything in a sense of reality while everything else seemed so fantastic. Like the other characters, Hammond grew over time, moving from a man looking at an easy assignment before retiring to a man who gave his heart and soul to the SGC, giving what it takes to make sure it ran as effecitively as possible. And while he had a visible affection for SG-1, he never came across as playing favorites - we knew he would do anything to secure any of the lives of those he commanded.

Though Hammond didn't get much screetime, the time he did yet supplemented the other characters perfectly. But over the course of the series, there have been other important supporting characters that had added to show and to the main cast. We had Janet Fraiser, the passionate and spunky doctor that oversaw SGC medical problems for many years. Favorites like Reynolds, Kalwalski, Bra'tac, Jacob, Skaara, Sha're...the list goes on and on.

Then, like Hammond, there were other series regulars that have helped shaped the series. There was Jonas Quinn, observant and happy, always looking to discover something knew and forever haunted by what happened to Daniel on Kelowna. There is Cameron Mitchell, the ultimate SG-1 fanboy whose enthusiasm has only recently been dampered by the hardships of the job. Vala Mal Doran, thief and con-artist, yet with a softer, more vunerable inner core. Hank Landry, head of the SGC, whose own style is both abrupt and laid back, but trusted enough to get the job done.

And of course, who can forget the villains?

So, this time around, tell me your fave moments for any or all of these characters? What did they contribute? Who deserved more attention? What would you liked to have seen? What kind of backstory or future story do you envision for these characters. Remember, this is for Hammond and everyone else. You can certainly squee about unpopular characters here, as well as the much loved ones.

Post meta, vids, links, discussion, fave scenes, fave lines...anything for the rest of the cast of SG-1.

And icons, people! We can always use more icons for the rest of the cast, both supporting and main.

So tell me, why do you love these characters?

And don't forget to squee with Jack, Daniel, Sam, and Teal'c