Spyridon wrote:So it's Cooper's fault why Daniel's relations with everyone seemed to deteriorate in the later seasons?
Actually, yes, I and lots of others blame Cooper for what was done with Daniel in Seasons 4 and 5. It was under his command, so to speak, that the focus shifted to fighting, explosions, the NID conspiracy and all that stuff and away from the types of missions on which Daniel played an important role. Because of his love for J/S, the interaction between Daniel and Sam was dramatically reduced. He's also extremely homophobic, to the point where any male/male physical contact that could be considered as showing affection became all but taboo. Ergo, no more hugs, face touching, or other physical signs of genuine affection between Daniel and Jack. Some think that the rift that grew progressively wider between Daniel and Jack was also because of Cooper. They believe that not only did he want to banish every tiny crumb of Jack/Daniel that the slashers could cling to, he also wanted the J/S relationship to be the most important one, which meant tearing down the Jack/Daniel friendship that the series had originally been partly founded upon.
On top of all this, the writing staff was cut to just a few regular writers, all of them male. This reduced the diversity of the scripts and eliminated the female touch. As far as I know, there is not one woman in the entire the production or scriptwriting staff, except in small roles that have no say in the way the show is produced or written.
All in all, one of the worst moments in the series' history was when Glassner left and Cooper took his place. Before then, Cooper was just one of the writers, with limited control over how things were done.
Spyridon wrote:Why did Jonathon have to leave?
He didn't have
to leave. He chose to leave. I don't know the exact reason.
Spyridon wrote:Anyone know the plot for the third movie?
I haven't heard a word about it, although I haven't really been keeping my ear to the ground lately. Unfortunately, right now, they are focusing most of their attention on the new Stargate series (which I have little to no interest in), so most of the news is about it. The best place to go for Stargate news is http://www.gateworld.net/