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[profile] ankh_lj was just talking about bad DVD boxset artwork yesterday, and lo and behold, I've found yet another example. Behold the Stargate: Atlantis S3 DVD artwork:

They've put a gun in Rodney's hands! (This man doesn't need a gun, he can kill you with his brain.) They look like they're trying to squeeze through an old tire! And what the heck is that expression on Ronon's face supposed to be about? Tight fit through the tire? Arrgh. And poor Teyla is just standing there at the back without her sticks. But...they put a P90 in Rodney's hands! That is just wrong on every level. Just...stop it, people. Hire someone who understands these shows and characters and knows a little bit about, oh I don't know, artistic placement maybe? Thank goodness once the DVDs are on my bookshelf I only have to look at the spines.

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Date: 2007-07-12 12:13 pm (UTC)
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OK. You win. That truly is crap. The tyre looks like it's sinking - that would explain Ronon's hasty scramble to get through before they drown. Teyla is part-mermaid so she's fine. Rodney is using the p90 as a flotation device. It's actually an inflatable toy model Shep bought him for his birthday. Weir's wondering whether to bother, having read spoilers.

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Date: 2007-07-13 09:27 am (UTC)
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But I don't want to win this contest!

What is really depressing is that I don't see the S4 cover getting any better. By then, it will have Sam Carter on it; and although I am trying very hard not to prejudge anything about S4 with the changes they've made, if Sam Carter (new addition and recurring character) and John Sheppard end up front and center and Rodney, Teyla and Ronon (full-time characters, Teyla and Rodney there since the beginning) are relegated to background noise, I am going to be very, very unhappy.

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Date: 2007-07-13 10:06 pm (UTC)
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If it's any consolation, the contest winner gets a virtual naked-character-of-choice...

Fingers crossed s4 won't see the pushing into the background of the SGA regulars. Perhaps the recent over-hype of Sam and bare mentions of the others is the usual heavy-handed promotion of something new and different.

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Date: 2007-07-12 07:10 pm (UTC)
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Why don't they just use the SciFi promo pics? I loved those. They all looked so pretty. I don't get at all McKay having a weapon and Teyla not having a weapon or why Ronon is all crazee, unless he caught himself on something snaggly while squeezing through the tyre and is yelling about it?

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Date: 2007-07-13 09:29 am (UTC)
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You know, I'd have been happier if they'd just put a picture of the City of Atlantis on the cover. This was not a well thought-out or attractive cover and doesn't reflect the show or the characters at all. And don't get me started on what the S4 boxset will probably look like. It's bringing back bad memories of the Angel S5 boxset...


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