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Old 31-08-2003, 21:25   #1
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Who is Col. Jack O' Neill to you?

Is it Kurt Russel or Richard Dean Anderson.

The underlying question here is do spin off TV series eventually become more "valid" than the movies that spawned them? I'd have to say, for me it's Richard Dean Anderson mostly because I saw the story of the original stargate and it lasted 2 hours, the subsequent spin off TV series has lasted ages and is undeniably excellent.

However

Alicia Silverstone will always be Cher
Matthew Broderick will always be Ferris
Adam West will always be Batman

despite later spin offs

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Old 31-08-2003, 21:26   #2
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Richard Dean Anderson. I hated the film, but the series is quite good.
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Old 31-08-2003, 21:27   #3
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Richard Dean Anderson. Russell was an automaton in comparison.
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Old 31-08-2003, 21:31   #4
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The character to me is separate from the actor, I think they both portray the character as he's supposed to be portrayed in any given situation.

Personally I have a hard time watching SG-1 without breaking out into loud humming of the MacGyver theme each time Richard Dean Anderson comes on screen..

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Old 31-08-2003, 21:32   #5
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Richard Dean Anderson WILL always be McGuyver.
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The character to me is separate from the actor, I think they both portray the character as he's supposed to be portrayed in any given situation.

daaa dadadaaa dadadaaa dadada
Where as I accept what you're saying, and it's nice to be able to think like that surely it isn't possible, for example, could they replace Keanu Reeves in Matrix Revolutions? Or Harrison Ford in the new Indy, or William Shatner as James T. Kirk?
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Old 31-08-2003, 21:37   #7
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Richard Dean Anderson
i never saw McGuyver until recently
he's the coolest as Jack O'Neill in SG1
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Richard Dean Anderson WILL always be McGuyver.
I alway's like Sam's "I could McGuyver" sly look at Richard Dean Anderson "something up," makes me smile every time they get it in

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Richard Dean Anderson. I hated the film, but the series is quite good.
Ditto. Another film where they give you no reason to become attached to the characters. A TV series that gives you all the reasons.

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Richard Dean Anderson WILL always be McGuyver.
exactly, and precisely why KR will always be O'Neil!
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Old 31-08-2003, 21:46   #11
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Richard Dean Anderson. Russell was an automaton in comparison.
I have to agree with this. RDA is Jack O'Neill, Russell's portrayal of him was completely different to RDA's.

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I alway's like Sam's "I could McGuyver" sly look at Richard Dean Anderson "something up," makes me smile every time they get it in
That is a great in joke
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Richard Dean Anderson, no question - i did think I'd have a hard time accepting him as anything other than MacGyver but he's worked out well i think.
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Richard Dean Anderson all the way.

The movie just simply isn't much good, and nothing about the performances is memorable.

I don't think the TV series is that great either. I think it's kinda boring in an "Every planet is a forest in Vancouver" way. However, one thing makes it memorable: Richard Dean Anderson's excellent and hilarious portrayal of Col. Jack O'Neill.
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Where as I accept what you're saying, and it's nice to be able to think like that surely it isn't possible, for example, could they replace Keanu Reeves in Matrix Revolutions? Or Harrison Ford in the new Indy, or William Shatner as James T. Kirk?
Come now, everyone has their favourite for any given role, just look at the James Bond franchise (Roger Moore == Bond to me), but the rest manage to portray the role fairly well too, don't you think (I realize this is a whole discussion by itself :P)? I'm pretty sure there was an outrage when they replaced Connery the first time around, but the role of James Bond has survived it's initial portrayor and become a personality which really can't be identified with any single actor anymore.
That's sort of how I see it, the actor is just there to portray a character by *beeing* that character on-screen, the actor always "shines" through, though, to a certain degree. But I think you get the idea.

Or maybe I'm just being silly and not over-analyzing it oh wait
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Another vote for RDA from me, SG-1 has proved to be great show, even better than Star Trek (and I never thought I would say that! ).

Oh and it helps that Amanda Tapping is lovely

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Kurt Russell for me.
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Well I loved the film and the series and liked both portrayals but my vote goes to RDA too. I heard the people who made the film thought the series was complete rubbish. Personally I think SG1 is just about the greatest scifi series every made even allowing for the occasional truly awful episode. By comparision I think the other canadian scifi export the x files is just about the worst.
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Never seen the series, but love the film, so Kurt Russell for me
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