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21 June 2007 @ 06:57 am
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
Current Mood: indescribableindescribable
Fig Newton: hammondsg_fignewton on June 21st, 2007 02:33 pm (UTC)
Best George line, ever: "YEEEEE-HAAAAAA!"

Actually, he was absolutely fantastic in Into the Fire.

DAVIS: Sir, do you intend to commit the resources of this entire command?

HAMMOND: I only wish we could. Nearly half of our teams are off world right now on other missions.

DAVIS: General, that's not my point. SG1 is a valuable asset, but they're still just one team.

HAMMOND: Major, you've got a lot to learn about how we do things round here.

And then later, going through the Gate to join Teal'c... ::happy sigh::

Loved his affection for Tessa and Kayla; the President was #2 on the speed dial, after them. Loved him in 48 Hours, when he told Sam he'd resign if the extra two hours would be enough time to save Teal'c. Loved his professionalism and compassion and his honor.

Yay Hammond!
Fig Newton: Sha'urisg_fignewton on June 21st, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
Sha're! Loved her, loved her, LOVED her.

Courageous enough to dare to draw symbols in the sand, despite thousands of years of indoctrination that it was strictly forbidden. She led Daniel to the catacombs and the truth, teaching him how to speak the language so they could communicate. When Daniel and the others were captured, she was the one who dragged Skaara and his boys back to the catacombs to show them what she'd learned from Daniel, and convinced them to mount a rescue. She overcame her fear and what she perceived as Daniel's rejection to join in the rescue. She went with Daniel and Jack to fight to get the bomb back, and died for it...

Wise enough to treat her husband like a human being instead of a hero. Strong enough to force Amaunet to keep quiet about Daniel's presence on Abydos. Loving enough to spend every last fraction of her mental strength into channeling a crucial message to her Danyel: to forgive Teal'c, and thus remain with the "family" that was all he had left; and to find "the child," and thus give Daniel a new quest and a reason to keep going.

Amazing woman. Loved her.
suzannemarie on June 21st, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
HAMMOND: Just what kind of an officer are you, Colonel?
HAMMOND: As long as there is a snowball's chance in hell that my officer will come out of this procedure alive, we'll go ahead with it.

Oh, by the way, Colonel…with interest, you owe me five hundred thirty-nine dollars and fifty cents.

HAMMOND: When I was in Vietnam, I saw my best friend shot down. I know he survived, I saw his `chute open, radioed his position. But I never found out what happened to him. His body was never recovered, the Vietnamese never admitted they took him prisoner. For years, I kept thinking, that some day he's just going to walk through the door.
CARTER: So what did you do?
HAMMOND: I learned to live with it.

And a couple for Mitchell:

CARTER: Nothin'. I just think it's funny how you're always losing your pants.
MITCHELL: I'm not always losing my pants. It's happened twice. Twice is not always.

MITCHELL: See! There is always a widget left over.
VALA: I thought you were always one short?
MITCHELL: Well you'd think both was impossible, but it's not.
sela21k: Heartssela21k on June 21st, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite scenes with Hammond is in COTG when he's trying to conduct the briefing on the first two planets and Kawalski and Jack are going on about which one is going to which planet. Hammond turns around and snaps at them, "Why don't you just go where I tell you to go?" Loved it!

Then when the one Air Force pentagon official wants to argue with him (about Teal'c I think) and threatens to go over his head and call his superiors, Hammond gives him this quirky little smug smile and says in a wonderful southern drawl, "Why don't you just go ahead and do that. Me, I'll just call the President." In other words, Kiss my ass. I'm in charge here.

I Love George. Love and Miss him. I always felt safe when he was around.

PS: I also need a couple of George icons. Anybody got any good snurchable ones?
beanpotbeanpot on June 21st, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
I could pontificate on how *awesome* they all are, but I think I'll just say the no matter how great the original team was, the show was made so much better by the Hammonds and Janets of the world. They humanized the show and the main characters, added humor and pretty had the backs of the team from day one. The world is a lot less scary place to venture away from if you know Hammond and Janet and Siler and Walter are waiting for you.

And Mitchell pretty much won my heart with, "Bullets Bounce!".
Fig Newton: janetsg_fignewton on June 21st, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC)
Janet! Janet in Hathor, and in Rite of Passage when she faced down Nrrti - the Goa'uld must be scared stiff of her. :) Janet's compassion and determination and sense of humor. Janet confronting Martice in Lifeboat. Janet in Meridian. Janet in Broca Divide. The Little Doc!!

No one could ever take her place. Oh, do I miss her.
Selmak: otpselmak on June 21st, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
My personal favorite episode? 1969. Sparky Young Lt. Hammond had his life profoundly affected by those group of time travelers... and you could just imagine how it affected his life.

****** - the episode I will not name except to say... Hammond in tears over Janet's death.

Raw. Painful. and just all over Wow.
Michelle: thoughtful janetseramercury on June 22nd, 2007 02:13 am (UTC)
Janet! Janet! Janet!! What can we say about her!! Janet rocks!! <3333