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  • I have noticed the differences in Daniel Jackson over the seasons and had to agree with Michael's opinion of how his character was being used (or rather not being used)
  • However, he took a risk because he felt it was necessary and because of this risk, we viewers got to experience a much more competent and edgier Dr. Jackson while still keeping his compassion and understanding intact
  • But for the most part, I have enjoyed every single performance this man has put on
  • This feat is even more admirable when you consider that he only had the script for a day in which to come up with different things for each character
  • Michael Shanks is definitely one of these actors and has earned my respect

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      Michael Shanks first caught my eye when he starred in the Canadian based sci-fi show, “Stargate SG-1.” Honestly, I have just watched all the seasons of this show, even though it was canceled a few years ago and I have to say that I have become a huge fan of Michael Shanks.

      Michael Shanks, as any Stargate SG1 fan knows, was Dr. Daniel Jackson. This role was started by James Spader and it is almost uncanny how much Michael Shanks resembles him. In fact, the higher ups at the show said that is one of the main reasons Michael Shanks got the job….because he did a wonderful impression of James Spader.

      That aside, Michael Shanks made the character of Daniel Jackson his own. In fact, Michael stepped down from Stargate SG-1 after the 5th season, saying that he did not like the direction his character was taking. The fans missed him so much that they started websites such as “Save Dr. Jackson,” and also put ads out in magazines in order to get the higher ups to bring back Michael


      Shanks. The campaign worked since Michael returned in Season 7.

      I respect Michael Shanks for standing up for the character he was playing. I have noticed the differences in Daniel Jackson over the seasons and had to agree with Michael’s opinion of how his character was being used (or rather not being used). Michael Shanks could have continued to play Daniel Jackson, taking the money and never caring that his character was being butchered since he was on a number one sci-fi show. However, he took a risk because he felt it was necessary and because of this risk, we viewers got to experience a much more competent and edgier Dr. Jackson while still keeping his compassion and understanding intact.

      There are lots of actors that will take any role as long as the money is good, but Michael seems to be the kind of man who takes great pride in his work and refuses to do anything that he feels is not a challenging role. This is not to say that Michael has not ‘paid his dues’ or been ...


      • in dud roles because he has. But for the most part, I have enjoyed every single performance this man has put on.

        One of my favorite performances was during season 7 of Stargate SG-1. The episode was entitled, “Lifeboat,” and earned Michael a Leo award. In this episode, Michael had to portray 3 different people, other than himself, who were inhabiting the same body. By using different voices and body language, Michael was totally believable and did a wonderful job. This feat is even more admirable when you consider that he only had the script for a day in which to come up with different things for each character.

        I have been to some of the sci-fi conventions in which Michael Shanks has been a guest (I would not have spent my money or taken the time to do so otherwise)and have never been disappointed. Michael Shanks makes sure to give fans their money’s worth. He is not the type of actor who wants to hurry in, answer a few questions very quickly and then leave. Michael

        spends as much time as possible with the fans, sometimes having to be shooed off the stage by others.

        Michael is always very entertaining….boring is definitely not a word that I would use for Michael Shanks. His interaction offscreen with Christopher Judge (who plays Teal’c), Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) and Ben Browder (Cameron Mitchell) offscreen is also fun to watch. Their natural comaraderie showed that they truly liked one another and were not just hanging out for the sake of the show.

        I really respect actors who stand up for their characters and shows and who truly enjoy interacting with the fans…..the ones who do not forget that it is because of the fans that they have what they do. Michael Shanks is definitely one of these actors and has earned my respect. Not only for these things but also because he is so self-effacing. He is not egotistical in the least and that is another rarity in the acting world.

        I will always be a fan and supporter of Michael Shanks, no matter what he role he is playing.




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