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Old 03-09-2004, 01:57 AM
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Michael Welch/Luke #1: Lukey G - Man of Science

[img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] Yeah, somewhat lame title...

Anyway, kinda noticed that just like the Jason Riter thread, this one vanished as well. Can't let that happen now can we? [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

If anyone finds the original thread, feel free to dump this bad boy as well.
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Old 03-09-2004, 06:49 PM
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[img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] I love Luke.

Luke: You always say I get my brains from Mom. Well, that's not true. I get it from you. I'm a scientist because you're a detective.

Michael is the best young actor I've seen in a long time.
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Gotta love hiccups that eat threads! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]

Thanks for starting this up again!

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Old 03-12-2004, 01:45 PM
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I love Luke... I love Michael... *slaps hand* bad me. hehe

anyways, Shamelessly plugging away... http://alien-mafia.net/welch the 'Official' fanlisting, as far as TFL.org goes. Not a lot at the moment, but I'm doing more.

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Old 03-14-2004, 02:31 PM
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I love Luke also! And Michael plays him so well, I'm always amazed at all the nuances he brings out in his character! And he's a very down-to-earth guy in person too! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 03-14-2004, 08:31 PM
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Everyone loves Luke! (Everyone in their sane mind, that is. lol) ::snickers:: Everytime I think of Luke I see him running around like a cartoon.
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Old 03-20-2004, 11:48 PM
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Oh darn! I was writing something and I accidentally hit the Back button. Ack. Cut to the chase.

I'll just say, I like Luke's character quite a bit. He's one of the few young genius-type peeps I've seen over the years who isn't overly snobbish, elitist, and condescending, and that more than a splinter of the audience can identify and relate to (especially things like his problems with big bro).

However I just also wanted to mention, in what possibly be a nitpick, in 1x09, "St. Joan", Luke says something that didn't add up to me. Usually the writing for him on the show I have found to be consistently and scientifically accurate -- or close to that -- AFAIK... HOWEVER, this one just glared out to me.

When Luke told Will this:

Luke - Well, that just depends if you define necessity as the power of natural law that cannot be other than what it is, but if--

Yeah, sure, it sounds alright, at first, like so much of what Luke says, although not so technical (this is one of the simpler phrases). But, if you notice that catchphrase "natural law"... and google for it... well, there's your answer right there.

"Natural law" is an often-abused catchphrase used to attack everything from homosexuality to genetically modified foods, as in "it goes against natural law!" Creationists with not much basis in science but will pretend anyway, will say vague prattle like "it is against God and natural law to say the Earth is so old." It is a term which originally had a lot more weight but is currently loathed by skeptics as something sputtered out all too often as an excuse.

SO, two possibilities here:

1) A fact is that Luke is a genius. He keeps up to date on many of the latest and greatest developments in scientific news, including usage of terminology (why else would he speak so complicated)? This "natural law" bit struck me as strongly out of place. Ergo, conclusion 1 draws the possibility that this was indeed an oversight. Still subjective, not a big one, but nevertheless, still an oversight. (In an example of keeping with the times: Popular teens usually don't say "that's hip" or "that's fab", they say "that's COOL". Nor do they greet each other with formal salutations... it is more a "what's up dude" kind of thing.)

2) Luke knew what "natural law" was all about in present times, and was in a hurry to convince his Dad for the $50 for capacitors... therefore he knew he could sputter off any technical-sounding gibberish and his Dad would buy it (according to his internal probability theories)! AHA. So that one checks out.

I suppose you could go with a 3rd possibility on the off-chance that Michael is sticking to his guns and still using a term like that despite how it is not really used by rational, scientific people to most of the time... but it's sketchy. Natural Law is not really science -- it, however, masquerades as such even though it has more to do with the philosophies of the world and some things that can not be quantifiably measured by empirical observation but yet argued for years and years on end. Clearly, something as human as romance doesn't come naturally to Luke, and that says a lot.

Ha ha ha ha...

I want to say that this show appeals to my spiritual AND scientific sides, and for that I am thankful that it doesn't whitewash and completely blur what a scientific procedure is all about. After all, if God created the universe, God created science... and science is a valuable tool to be used discerningly. Go Lukey goooo [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:26 PM
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Ha! I knew it! OM Lukey G!

Okay... am currently watching a rerun of TBAA w/ guest star Kirk Cameron and guess who else was on it? Here's an obvious hint:




The episode is called: The Birthday Present

If you click on the link, you'll read what it's about and wow... the episode is sad b/c Michael's character (Robbie) dies unexpectedly half way through the episode. But he was so sweet and such a great big brother...

Michael did a great job in this one. Wow... y'know, I cannot believe how much JoA people were on TBAA... okay, I only know two as of now, but still... [img]smilies/lol.gif[/img]
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hey!! [img]smilies/wave.gif[/img]

I think Luke is soo cute!! I love how he interacts with Joan and how funny he is! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Old 04-01-2004, 01:29 AM
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I adore the character of Luke - I've got a bit of a crush on him [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

Maybe it's just me but I read an article about how Michael was trying to not portray Luke as a geek but when he was watched it, it was completely geekish - I dont find him that geekish at all....

Somthing interesting I noticed, people have mentioned how Grace slowly begun to be a bit more "feminine" in her appearance but I think Luke has gotten a bit spunky - do u get what I mean :shrugs:

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Old 04-04-2004, 01:03 PM
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I LOVE LUKE!! Most days I seriously can't decide who I like better Adam or Luke. I love the Luke centered episodes. Specially the coffee one [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Wow I did not know he was on TBAA. I must keep my eyes open for him. I remeberer seeing the Kirk one but for the life of me can't remember Michael in it.
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Old 04-09-2004, 04:16 PM
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I've just seen Michael Welch in an episode of Stargate SG-1. He played the role of Young Colonel O'Neill and he was great in it! He impersonated the character very well and imitated all the gestures Richard Dean Anderson usually makes.
But it was weird to see Michael as a confident, smug 50-year-old guy in the body of a glasses-free, spotty 15-year-old kid. [img]smilies/lol.gif[/img]
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Old 04-10-2004, 11:08 AM
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<STRONG>I've just seen Michael Welch in an episode of Stargate SG-1. He played the role of Young Colonel O'Neill and he was great in it! He impersonated the character very well and imitated all the gestures Richard Dean Anderson usually makes.
But it was weird to see Michael as a confident, smug 50-year-old guy in the body of a glasses-free, spotty 15-year-old kid. [img]smilies/lol.gif[/img]</STRONG>
Dude, Michael Welch as young O'Neill? Lukey G as Jack.. That sounds like it could be interesting. Somehow I must have missed that episode. *blinks* Missed an episode of Stargate, wonder how that happened.. any word on repeats? Anyone?
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Old 04-13-2004, 07:41 AM
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Well, I don't know when the episode has aired in the US but it just aired here in France. I think it was the third episode of season 7 (the one where Daniel Jackson returns).
Michael Welch was like a million-miles away from this role in JoA and it was sooo funny! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]


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<STRONG>
Wow I did not know he was on TBAA. I must keep my eyes open for him. I remeberer seeing the Kirk one but for the life of me can't remember Michael in it.</STRONG>
I honestly didn't know that was him b/c the character didn't wear glasses and I'm soo used to seeing Michael w/ the Luke eye wear [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

Speaking of our beloved Michael... cha! I did not know that he was also in the movie The United States of Leland w/ Ryan Gosling!

This site has the trailer and clips from the movie though I have yet to download and see if Michael is in them... however, from what I've read of the summary of the movie and finding out Michael's character... yeah... it's not any wonder why he's not top billing compared to the others.
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