List six of your favorite TV shows, and then you can go read the questions with my answers.
1. Stargate SG-1
2. The Invisible Man
3. The Sentinel
1. Who is your favourite character from #2? [The Invisible Man]
Darien Fawkes. The snark, the quotations, the attitude…and the angst.
2. Who is your least favourite character from #4? [Firefly]
Inara. She tends to get on my nerves—something of a know-it-all.
3. What would a crossover between #1 and #5 include? [SG-1 & CSI]
I’ve actually tried to plot this out! No time travel, which is nice; and Vegas and Cheyenne Mt. Really aren’t far apart geographically. I think it would have to include some kind of Goa’uld activity in Las Vegas, which would leave very strange traces at crime scenes. CSI p.o.v., because half the fun would be watching Grissom try to puzzle it out to its logical conclusion.
4. Who is your favourite ship from #6? [Numb3rs]
Hey, a show where I actually HAVE a favorite ‘ship! Larry/Megan.
5. If you were to set one person from #3 and one person from #6 on a blind date, who would they be? [Sentinel & Numb3rs]
Good grief, this is tough. Too many guys on both shows. Blind date? Hmmm.
Oooo. If recurring characters are allowed: Alan Eppes and Naomi Sandburg. falls over laughing I would pay to see this! But it would have to be present-day…I will never read a Numb3rs fic which postulates Alan as Blair’s father, because that would just be wrong.
6. If you could meet one person from #4 and spend the day with them, who would it be, and what would you do? [Firefly]
Shepherd Book. We would talk about theology and its intersection with real life, about fate and free will and prayer. Hopefully, we would also get to stroll around and sightsee at whatever port Serenity is in at the moment…though I’d still hang out with him even if it was just on board.
7. If you could change one thing about #2's plot line, what would you change? [The Invisible Man]
I tend to not object to plotlines very strongly, unless they’re just horribly anti-established-canon.
Hmmm. I would never allow Alianora (aka the mermaid) to exist. Blech. Even if storyline led to at least one good episode, that particular one could have existed without the mermaid herself.
8. Explain a relationship between two people (not necessarily romantic) from show #5, and why you like the relationship between them. [CSI]
Gil Grissom and Nick Stokes. This is a mentoring relationship that has become almost paternal. Grissom is paternal towards most of his team, depending on what’s going on, but his relationship with Nick is stronger than that. He pushes Nick, getting him to grow up, to think outside the box…and then puts considerable trust in him. Nick responds to this incredibly well: at first he craves Grissom’s approval more than just doing his work well, but once he breaks himself of that, they can work as a team. None of this even takes into account the episode “Grave Danger,” where Grissom is the only one who can get through Nick’s panic—and does it by using the nickname Nick’s father gave him.
In fact, I used to think that Warrick was Grissom’s destined successor as graveyard shift supervisor. Now I’m starting to think it might be Nick.
9. If the lead title characters (first name in the credits) from #1 and #3 were both drowning, and you could only save one, who would it be? [SG-1 & The Sentinel]
I can’t imagine either O’Neill or Jim Ellison really needing to be saved! Jim, then, because of the Sentinel thing.
10. If you could change the title characters' order in the credits for #4, what order would you choose? [Firefly]
And the point of this would be….?
11. If you were able to add a new character, any kind of character you wanted, to the storyline for #6, what would the character be like and what would their role be? [Numb3rs]
A steady girlfriend for widowed Alan. Not likely, but it would be interesting, and it would shake up the family dynamic in an interesting (possibly good) way.
12. What happens in your favourite episode of show #2? [The Invisible Man]
[Ralph] Darien is sent in as protection for a 9-yr-old witness to a murder in a federal case…disguised as her imaginary friend Ralph. I know, it’s obvious, but it just works so well. The interactions between Darien and the girl, especially as he makes up explanations for her on the fly (“You sound different.” “That’s because you were hearing me with your inside ear. Now I’m talking to your outside.” “Oh. Okay.”). And the ending, as Jessica “locks up” Ralph’s pretend home for the last time, then gives the key to Darien and watches him disappear…. I still tear up when I watch it.
And I still remember part of the opening voiceover: “For Sherlock it was a mystery; for me, it was ‘elementary.’ ”
13. If you could kill off one of the characters of #1, who would it be and how would you do it? [SG-1]
This show kills its characters off enough that I couldn’t possibly add to it. Fine. Kinsey; assassinated by his own rouge group. (I bet he’s already dead, in some ep I have yet to watch, but hey, I can try.)
14. If you got the chance to visit the set for either show #3 or show #5, which would you choose? [Sentinel + CSI]
As kerravonsen said, Sentinel would require a time warp. CSI would be more fun anyway, with the “dead bodies” and a big ensemble cast (with many recurring cast members) to meet. Also, CSI is filmed in LA and Las Vegas, which means it’s “local” for me.
15. So, I saved the best question for last. If you could date anyone from any of these shows, which show and which person?
Goodness. I’ll plump for Larry Fleinhardt, I think. Sweet, philosophical, a genius physicist, likes to go hiking, loves kids…at the very least we would have fun with each other.