Syfy (ended 2004)
Although Aeryn is more complex and probably harder to portray, comic relief isnt necessarily easy simply for being considered a less important element in a story. It wasnt until I saw her as Vala in SG-1 that I became a fan of her, and realized how much she could do. Now I am somewhat obsessed or in love with her.
Now that I've seen Ben and Claudia in both Farscape and Stargate I have to say that I do like them better on Farscape. While I truly enjoyed the character Vala I still think that CB and to a greater degree BB were a little bit limited in their portrayal on Stargate. I think their characters had more depth and ranges as Aeryn/John. But I think that may be because on Stargate they were among more "important" and established characters (for a lack of better description) and were not given enough material to really shape their characters and ultimately not enough time. But watching the actors work is great for both shows. Of course, IMO
|Overall I like SG-1 more than Farscape, but when it comes to BB and CB, there is no comparison. They are much much better characters on Farscape. On SG-1 they were basically thrown in with barely any background on them or anything. Cam was a pretty boring character IMO, where as with Crichton we got to see his background from the start, and watched him and Aeyrn fall in love. I haven't seen the last 2 seasons of Farscape yet, but already the characters are much better than their SG-1 counterparts. Plus, Ben is extremely good at acting insane, so he really fits the Crichton character.|
The parody in SG-1's '200' was kinda appropriate where BB played Stark I think and MS played BB's Crichton character, which alluded to the end in 'Unending'.
I like Ben Bowder on Farscapebecausehe was funnier and always goofing around but i liked Claudia Black on SG1 becuase she was the goof. it's like their roles were completely reversed.
|/>What I do love is how they managed to prove their acting capability, because when I watch Stargate, instead of just seeing Crichton and Aeryn in an alternate universe, I can really believe they're being Vala and Mitchell. |