All these Jason Momoa fans don’t even know what they’re missing in Stargate Atlantis. His character Ronan Dex was awesome! Strong warrior, emotionally driven, but he broke down and cried when he couldn’t take it anymore.
One crossover between SG-1 and Atlantis had Ronan and Teal'c team up and I’m pretty sure that was the first time I ever squeed over a TV show.
Rodney: Yeah but, pretty soon I won’t even know who you are!
Sheppard: Then I’ll remind you.
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3 Bromances (1/3)
Sheppard and McKay - Stargate: Atlantis
There are more than a few great romances and bromances out there that include at least one character who is typically incredibly difficult to get along with, and this certainly ranks high among them. A good day with Rodney McKay is usually one where he’s too focused on whatever he’s doing to take the time to harangue or belittle you - but only because he’s forgotten you’re there (otherwise, he’d do whatever he’s doing and berate you at the same time, because he’s perfectly capable of doing both - ask Zelenka). John Sheppard is easy enough to be around, but given the choice he’d probably rather not be around you in the first place (nothing personal, he just likes to be alone). As such, the fact that the two actively enjoy one another’s company outside of work situations is a bit of a surprise - even more so once you factor in McKay’s hypochondria, arrogance, pessimism, and general whiny-ness. Maybe that’s just what you get when you take two social outcasts and pit them against death on a regular basis - it goes without saying that they both immediately recognise and respect one another’s strengths, and in the ensuing rapport they demonstrate ability and willingness to lend themselves to one another’s talents. John is never going to do advanced physics and Rodney won’t wow anyone with his combat prowess, but they can get on the same page and back one another up, and there’s a lot to be said for the resulting trust. Surprisingly, Rodney makes a better go of bonding with others than Sheppard ever does, but at the end of the day, it’s still John that he runs to when he’s scared, John who he shares drinks with on the pier, John, to whom he bares his soul at his most despairing hour.
“You’re a good friend, Arthur” - and the audience unexpectedly chokes out a laugh through their tears.
Director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin has some very big plans for the Stargate franchise. As we reported late last month, the two filmmakers are now working hard to reinvigorate the sci-fi series they created back in the mid-90s, bringing it back with a whole new trilogy of movies. What may surprise you, however, is that the plans they are moving forward with are the ones they originally envisioned back when the first film was being made.
Alright I was skeptical but you see this is actually happening. Stargate is getting a reboot in the form of movies and they are ignoring the entire tv show storyline and starting from scratch.
Sheppard: Look, Teyla, I’m not really good at…actually, I’m terrible at expressing…I don’t know what you’d call it…
Sheppard: Yeah, sure, ok. The point is, I don’t really have good…
Teyla: Social skills?
Sheppard. Well, that is why I enjoyed flying choppers in the most remote part of my world before all this craziness happened, but, you should know, I don’t have…
Sheppard: No. I have friends.
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5 Male Characters (4/5)
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) - Stargate: Atlantis
Oh, to be a tortured hero…John Sheppard is one of those guilty souls, the kinda guy who winds up in horrible situations making lesser-evil decisions and living with the consequences. He’s got a permanent black mark on his record for a rescue mission gone sour, he commits a mercy killing in the first episode, and then there’s the time he talked a guy into sacrificing himself…To say Sheppard is hard on himself about these things is to understate the matter (just look what happens any time mind-bending occurs: it’s not pretty), but he’s not one to openly wallow in self-pity, not when he has a job to do, a team to lead, and a city to protect. So he’s pleasant and disarmingly sarcastic, superficially easy to get along with, reliable in a fix and always ready to help out (to the point of betraying a potential death wish in his eagerness to take on dangerous missions). However, self-imposed penitent isolation will only get you so far when you’re living in close quarters with people who watch your back on a daily basis and have a vested interest in your mental wellbeing. There’s no magical fix for the way John Sheppard is, but at the very least there’s a balm - there’s a surrogate family, a community, and a compelling reason to stick around.