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*squeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

Props to janedavitt for the notification...



http://www.gateworld.net/news/2006/03/richarddeanandersonreturns.shtml

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!

RDA/Jack's coming back for the 200th episode!

(Which will apparently be a sort of sequel to the 100th, "Wormhole X-Treme!" -- and to be honest, while that was not my favorite all-time humor ep when it aired, it has grown on me since then, and frankly at this point, I'm willing to go with whatever -- up to and including Damian Kindler's stupid jokes, and you KNOW what a concession that is from me -- so long as *they* all are having fun with it.)

And that's not all! AAAAAHHH!

First: that's going to be more than just a little cameo. w00t!

Second: he'll be guesting in some *other* S10 eps!!! ( [sarcasm]Gosh, does that mean we might actually find out what Jack is DOING?[/sarcasm].)

Third: he'll be guesting on *SGA*!!!!! (This excites me a good bit, simply because, I totally wasn't expecting it.)

Naturally, you may take as read all possible caveats and the usual fannish fretting. (Oh please, writers, don't screw it up and make me wish we'd been better off not knowing, etc.) Right now, I'm in the Happy Place. Determinedly so.

Comments

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cofax7
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:27 am (UTC)
eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Be still my heart!

::crosses fingers, starts chanting::

Pleaseplayhimsmartpleaseplayhimsmartpleaseplayhimsmart
telepresence
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
For me its: Pleaseputsomeenergyintohisperformance

cofax7
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:34 am (UTC)
Yeah, I could be on board for that too.

I like BB (lots and lots and lots) but I do miss Jack.
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's covered up under "the usual caveats"... I'm not unaware of the potential for this to sort of backfire. As someone else remarked in janedavitt's thread, I think it was Katie: they'd left Jack in an okay place, even if they keep failing to say what that place IS. There's always that danger that the additional information about Jack that we get out of this is stuff that we'd rather hadn't been put into canon.

And then, as you say... there's the issue of, "Which Jack is going to be showing up?"

Here is something that occured to me: IIRC, Jack in the eps that involve Martin is a reasonably smart, competent Jack. (Reasonably.) Because it's *Martin's* role to be the goofball. Particularly in WXT, Jack's role is as, more or less, the straight-man. He's there to be the real, competent, actual hero (within the bounds of the ep), in contrast to Martin and his over-the-top fictional colonel. Overall, Jack's role isn't to be the comic relief, since there's already somebody filling that role.

I could hope that 200 takes the same tack. Although it already sounds like it's gonna be *really* loose, really out-there. (Marionettes???) So I'm braced.

As for the other guest appearences and the SGA gig... oh, god only knows. Because then we'll be at the mercy not only of which RDA/Jack decided to show up, but also, who writes the episode...
telepresence
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:28 am (UTC)
As soon as I saw your "Squeee", I was like "Man, they must have gotten RDA back for something to make her that happy." :p
barkley
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
Yeah, me too. And then I figured that if that's who it is, there's no use trying to stay spoiler free for the next five months. So I clicked!
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:04 am (UTC)
*nods* It's kinder on your nerves to just *know*. I was, honest to god, trying to be not entirely obvious about it. (As I said to telepresence: there are, um, maybe some other casting spoilers that could make me squee! Truly!) But I'm also guessing that there's going to be folks who word their cut-tags in such a way that it's impossible to avoid figuring it out. (In truth, when I saw Jane post about it, I did believe for a second that the Casting Spoiler might turn out to be someone else; she had a better poker-face than me.)
barkley
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:13 am (UTC)
I mean, it's better that you squeed! That way I know about this earlier and can have tons of time being joyful and reading cut tags. Even if no one on the internet posts about it (which totally isn't going to happen) Sci-Fi will probably advertise the hell out of it in an unavoidable way! So now I have months of fun ahead of me!
janedavitt
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:31 am (UTC)
Heh, my first subject line was 'Yes!!!!!' and I realised I just couldn't do that; it was incredibly hard phrasing it calmly and telling people what it was about without giving it away.

Although I don't really see it as a spoiler in the sense of revealing that someone dies, or a major plot twist; a character who is still alive and mentioned on the show now and then, appearing in an episode, is a lower-level spoiler. It's not like you can extrapolate plot from it.

But I do appreciate totally that some people want to be 100% spoiler-free and I still remember Giles returning in the Sg Buffy finale and the immediate fade to commercials and my husband and I leaping up and shrieking 'Giles is back! Yes! Yes!' so, heh, maybe it IS a proper spoiler :-)
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:55 am (UTC)
Now I'm trying to think of what other casting spoiler could have caused a like reaction. Hmm....

"Oded Fehr to become recurring regular, new SG team-leader on SG1..."
telepresence
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:06 am (UTC)
Theoretical eregyrn squee? Easy.

"Yeah, after touching on UN pressure on the SG program all these seasons, we're finally going to have some foriegn teams operating regularly on base on a rotating basis. There's gonna be a Japanese team lead by a General Shigeru, and a British team led by a Colonel Sharpe, in addition to the Russian and Chinese teams we've already discussed."

-Fake Totally Not Cooper.
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:11 am (UTC)
Or... yes! Totally like that.

*snerk*

Ooooh, and you know what would rock? They could get Oded Fehr to do the Russian team-leader! Because he could be from some former Soviet possession, like Kazakhstan or Azerbaijan. *nods*

Also, Col. Dixon will be returning to a recurring role...
janedavitt
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC)
When you think about it, limited time or not, there still hasn't been a season he hasn't been in, so I'm glad S10 won't be the first.

And I hope he's missed it enough to come back properly, I really do.
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:56 am (UTC)
Wordity-word.
miera_c
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)
he'll be guesting on *SGA*!!!!!

*joins you in the squee*
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:15 am (UTC)
Equal-opportunity squee! Yay!
katie_m
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:42 am (UTC)
Second: he'll be guesting in some *other* S10 eps!!! ( [sarcasm]Gosh, does that mean we might actually find out what Jack is DOING?[/sarcasm].)

Oh, now I'm afraid we won't. They'll just keep cutting away to commercial just when it was going to be revealed. Because the Stargate writers? They would think that was funny.

Okay, that's not likely if he's coming for more than one episode and going to Atlantis. They'd have to explain it somehow. But still.
barkley
Mar. 28th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
Oh, they totally would and it's cracking me up just thinking about it. So now that you've said this, I can laugh and laugh and laugh when it does happen!

Crossing fingers, hoping for Vividcon Weekend Glee Timing.
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katie_m
Mar. 29th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
Yes, because it was predicted ahead of time it will be funny instead of incredibly irritating. Or maybe "as well as."
eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:06 am (UTC)
I was totally thinking the exact same thing. That they'll just be like, "Oh, at this point, continuing not to say will be funny!"

And then we descend on them with the torches and the pitchforks and the rake-y things.
katie_m
Mar. 29th, 2006 07:16 pm (UTC)
I don't live all that far from Vancouver...
telepresence
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
They'll show him getting off the elevator with Sam, starightening his hair or buttoning his shirt or something doofy like that.

eregyrn
Mar. 28th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC)
That's under the caveats, too. Braced for the potential doofiness.
katie_m
Mar. 29th, 2006 07:17 pm (UTC)
Sigh. Yes, that's exactly the sort of thing they would do.

Now, if they did they same thing with Vala in the elevator, I would laugh and laugh.
destina
Mar. 28th, 2006 11:20 am (UTC)
OMG YAY so happy YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wadjet_theperv
Mar. 28th, 2006 11:39 am (UTC)
I honestly never realised quite what a huge loss Jack would be when Rick retired from Stargate. The resulting season has been a non event for me :( It'll be wonderful to see him back, although I'm a little concerned that it will highlight what we've been missing even more...

Squeeing right along with y'all, but a little muted. Due to RL, I'm not in a very good frame of mind right now.
advection
Mar. 28th, 2006 11:50 am (UTC)
AAAAAHHH! -- Word. *g*

Word also to all the caveats. There is much that is fretworthy.

But ... but ... Jack!!! Wheeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!
jenlev
Mar. 28th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
that high pitched sound you heard around noon today was me reading this during lunch and jumping up and down with glee. i'm going to be hopeful and possibly light some sage to the sg1/sga gods that it's all good. :)
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