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Title: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 11, 2008, 06:48 PM
I'm looking forward to the new Season of Atlantis tonight.  Also, it's been kind of fun revisiting all the episodes of SG-1 with my wife.  I got her into Atlantis, and now that we have some time, we've been watching all my SG-1 DVDs.

Just to add a little geeky trivia, we can see Cheyenne Mountain from our deck.   :D
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Ryan on July 11, 2008, 08:10 PM
I can't believe we didn't have a thread for this already... I'm definitely looking forward to the premire tonight. I unfortunatly didn't have time to go through season 4 on DVD this week like I normally try and do before a premire so I'll probably end up watching the last episode or two again tonight as a refresher. It should be interesting to see Woolsey on as a full time cast member this year. I really enjoy disliking his character, so it'll be interesting to see what his dynamic with the cast will look like over the course of a full season, rahter than just a few episodes here and there.

And further adding to the geeky trivia, I was just at the base of Cheyenne Mountain the other day. :P
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 12, 2008, 01:26 AM
No kidding...I searched for a thread and there was nothing!

I can't believe that Col Carter was replaced like that!  Then I went on Geteworld and learned of her new show.  Curious, but I don't know how good that one's going to be.  I think Woolsey is a moron and can see Ronin shooting him at some point in the series!
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 12, 2008, 12:50 PM
Sci Fi exclusive clip of Continuum (http://www.scifi.com/stargate/sweepstakes/video/index.php?video=2)

This looks pretty damn good!
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Ryan on July 13, 2008, 07:32 PM
No kidding...I searched for a thread and there was nothing!

I can't believe that Col Carter was replaced like that!  Then I went on Geteworld and learned of her new show.  Curious, but I don't know how good that one's going to be.  I think Woolsey is a moron and can see Ronin shooting him at some point in the series!

Yeah it was originally going to be completly an online exclusive show sometime last year. They made a few episodes and I guess Sci-Fi ended up picking it up. I saw the first one... it was ok, but to be honest I wasn't really terribly interested in it.

It has always bugged me when they change the openning credits like they did this week. I already knew Tapping was leaving, I accidentally got spoiled on that awhile ago, but it really does kill the suprise. If they would have just used a different version for that episode it would have help to preserve the suprise. They often seem to do the same thing when someone who should be a round anymore supposedly comes back from the dead. As soon as you see the actors name appear in the opening credits the suprise is dead. They should just list those actors at the end of the episode.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: EdSolo on July 14, 2008, 07:38 AM
I taped the episode and actually did a rewind to view the credits when I saw Picardo's face at the end.  I agree that they shouldn't spoil things like that...just reuse the old credits until episode two.

I haven't heard anything about the Col. Carter show, is it another spin off?
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on July 14, 2008, 03:08 PM
I haven't heard anything about the Col. Carter show, is it another spin off?

Amanda's new show is called Sanctuary. She plays a monster hunter (Helen) seeking out her former lover (and father of Helen's daughter Ashlee) John (Played by Christopher Heyerdahl) who can teleport, but when he teleports is changes his DNA. John ultimately becomes Jack the Ripper, but time travels to fulfil his bloodlust.

Other people on the shows...
Christopher Heyerdahl - Known better as Todd the Wraith and Halling (Athosian friend of Teyla)
David Hewlett - Rodney Mckay
Ryan Robbins - Ladon Radim (Leader of the Genii)
Chuck Campbell - Chuck the Technician on Atlantis
Peter DeLuise - Stargate Writter/Director
Paul McGillion - Carson Beckett
Leah Cairns - Lieutenant Margaret "Racetrack" Edmondson from Battlestar Galactica
Kavan Smith - Major Lorne


From what I understand episodes will start airing starting the week after the mid-season finale for Atlantis.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: EdSolo on July 15, 2008, 07:43 AM
Wow, a whole lot of SG alumni on the show.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on July 15, 2008, 11:09 AM
Wow, a whole lot of SG alumni on the show.


What better way to get the show over. Of course it makes it hard for people to see her in a roll different than Stargate SG-1/Atlantis when the show is loaded with her Co-Stars from those shows.

It has a lot of on-line buzz, so I hope it is good to see on TV.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 21, 2008, 05:31 PM
A bit of a late update since The Dark Knight dominated the weekend.

This week's Atlantis was pretty good.  Interesting to see how hive ships are made, and Wolsey was pretty good with the no speech when taking command and then breaking the rules by the end of the show.  It will be interesting to see how he develops as the head of the Atlantis Expedition.

My wife's SG-1 orientation has now entered Season five and it's fun because she keeps relating what she sees to Atlantis ("So that Orlun guy is an Ancient right?") and it's been fun for me to watch episodes I have not seen in a while.

Also, really looking forward to Continuum's release next week!
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on July 21, 2008, 05:45 PM
I think this season has started out weak considering how last season ended. It is cool to see how the ships are made. I think it would have been cool to actually see someone go through the entire process and a ship being made. Up side is that now that they know how they are made they can construct something (Virus, nanite, whatever) to destroy the ship.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 22, 2008, 12:00 AM
I'm not worried about the pace of the season so far since we've only had two episodes and a major leadership change.  I can see them taking a bit of time to amp things up.  Although Woolsey is interested in closing the book on Michael...I'm sure he'll be seen again and there is the potential for some replicators, etc.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on July 22, 2008, 12:27 PM
I'm not worried about the pace of the season so far since we've only had two episodes and a major leadership change.  I can see them taking a bit of time to amp things up.  Although Woolsey is interested in closing the book on Michael...I'm sure he'll be seen again and there is the potential for some replicators, etc.


Michael will be involved 2 times this season. We've seen one and the missing Jumper will come into play later this season towards the end. I won't say more so I don't give too much of it away.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 27, 2008, 02:02 AM
Let's try to keep this thread spoiler free...granted you didn't give away anything big, but still...I try not to read ahead.   :D

This weeks episode was preatty good, although I thought the Wraith could not feed on Ronin, that's why he was a runner.  Just something a bit confusing to me for a bit...still a great episode.

Also, just a few days until Continuum!  I'm looking forward to watching it Tuesday night (sometime before or after the premier of Eureka).  I'll have to watch it alone since the SG-1 appreciation marathon at our house is only halfway through Season Five! 

Best. Clip. Ever. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v9sCo7xZK0&feature=related)
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Ryan on July 27, 2008, 07:06 PM
This weeks episode was preatty good, although I thought the Wraith could not feed on Ronin, that's why he was a runner.  Just something a bit confusing to me for a bit...still a great episode.

I was wondering the eact same thing... Perhaps they forgot about that? At the start of the episode I go all excited because I thought they were going to finally explain why they couldn't feed on him. I'm pretty disappointed they didn't go down that road actually.

I'm pretty excited for Continuum. It sure will be good to see O'Neill back again. I still really enjoyed the last two seasons of the show, and liked Mitchell, Landry, and Vala but the show was never quite the same without him.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on July 28, 2008, 09:43 AM
Let's try to keep this thread spoiler free...granted you didn't give away anything big, but still...I try not to read ahead.   :D


Sorry.


This weeks episode was preatty good, although I thought the Wraith could not feed on Ronin, that's why he was a runner.  Just something a bit confusing to me for a bit...still a great episode.

They could have fed on him, but due to his strength turned him into a runner. Technically the Wraith never fed on him, just drained and then put it back to introduce the enzyme necessary to make him obedient to them.


This episode was definately better then the previous 2, but still isn't that strong of a start to the season. I like what they are doing with Woolsey. I especially liked the walls in the confrence room not letting him out. They are showing him as being very different than Weir and Carter, especially with how he can't relate to the rest of the team.




They just need to put TODD back on the show more. He is great!!!
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 31, 2008, 12:38 AM
No worries dude...it's not like you leaked anything big.

My point earlier was that the first time we see anything of Ronin's backstory and about him being a runner it appeared he was immune to the wraith feeding process.  I thought it would be a neat sideplot down the road, but it's now gone.

On another note, I picked up Continuum on Tuesday and watched it today.  This movie is dipped in liquid awesome!    ;D

And we are now starting Season Six in the SG-1 catch-up episodes.  My wife says Rodney everytime she sees David Hewlett's name in the opening credits.  :D
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on July 31, 2008, 11:20 AM
Season 6 is not my favorite mostly because I am not a fan of Jonnus.


They are good at glossing over story plots that we want to see finished later on.

4 Races - Ancient, Assguards, Nox, & Ferlings (Never saw Ferlings)
Carter/O'Neill Romance - Nothing has been done about it since Anderson left after season 8 other than the 200th Episode
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on July 31, 2008, 07:35 PM
They also covered the Furlings in the 200th episode.....kinda.   ;D

I kind of like Season Six overall...there are some good episodes dealing with Anubis as well as Daniel as an ascended being.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on August 1, 2008, 10:51 AM
They also covered the Furlings in the 200th episode.....kinda.   ;D

I kind of like Season Six overall...there are some good episodes dealing with Anubis as well as Daniel as an ascended being.

I liked the final battle season in 7 with Anubis more. But they did a good job in 6 of the build up to the final battle.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 7, 2008, 02:48 AM
Wow...been a while since we updated this thread.  Some good episodes of Atlantis...especially last night's.  I always liked the Carson Beckett character and so does my Wife.  Michael's experiment gone awry was really creepy!

ON the SG-1 update front.  We're almost done with the Season Eight recap and my wife has been pointing out a lot of things that relate to Atlantis...although I had to remind her about where she first saw the time machine .

If you have time...watch the episode entitled "Threads" where Daniel is in the "ascention diner" and pause it to read the newspaper.  They made up all kinds of articles and they are hilarious!
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Straxus on September 7, 2008, 11:43 AM
Was the ascention dinner the same set they used for the waffle house that the reapers would meet up at in Dead Like Me?

Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 21, 2008, 08:12 PM
Well this sucks! (http://gateworld.net:80/news/2008/08/sci_fi_confirms_iatlantisi_cance.shtml)

At least they plan on doing some movies like SG-1.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on September 22, 2008, 09:39 AM
Was the ascention dinner the same set they used for the waffle house that the reapers would meet up at in Dead Like Me?



It appears so.


Well this sucks! (http://gateworld.net:80/news/2008/08/sci_fi_confirms_iatlantisi_cance.shtml)

At least they plan on doing some movies like SG-1.

Yes it does.





I thought that the 9/19 episodes was great. I was glad that they finally did something about the season 4 Ronan/Keller romance. Especially Ronan vs. McKay for Kellers heart (Jock vs. Geek). I hope McKay gets her.

I just han't realized that they were at the mid-season break already. I knew that the Daniel Jackson was a 2 parter and the mid-season break, but it came so quickly. Sactuary take the place of Atlantis starting 10/3, get to see Amanda Tapping as a Brunette. Best part is that it is a Stargate Alumni heavy show.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on September 30, 2008, 01:42 AM
That last episode was awesome!  Great to see Daniel Jackson on Atlantis and all the stuff in the secret lab could lead to some interesting future stories.

I'm curious who the suited "aliens" are...and I'm glad I only have to wait two weeks to find out!   ;D
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on September 30, 2008, 09:15 AM
That last episode was awesome!  Great to see Daniel Jackson on Atlantis and all the stuff in the secret lab could lead to some interesting future stories.

I'm curious who the suited "aliens" are...and I'm glad I only have to wait two weeks to find out!   ;D

I suspect that the suited aliens are the same aliens that they ran into in the Deadalus timeline jumping episode earlier this year. They too blew up and were really hard to kill.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Ryan on October 11, 2008, 12:02 AM
Well ****. I so did not see that reveal coming...

Really good episode tonight. I'm glad we didn't have to wait months to see it. :)
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 11, 2008, 12:33 AM
Holy ******* ****!

My wife and I are only about halfway through Season 10 in SG-1 so she did not know why I was as shocked as I was.

I'm glad they didn't give too much away about it.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: efranks on October 11, 2008, 04:24 PM
I was pretty surprised as well.  When Rodney actually said, "I did not see that coming," I was already there.  This show still has some good stuff going on with it and I'm now kind of ticked that it's going to be cancelled and we'll have to wait for movies.  The coherence of a weekly show is much better for a series like this than a bunch of films.  You can recover from a bad episode, but a bad film can do in the whole thing much more easily.

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Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Jayson on October 24, 2008, 01:46 PM
Stargate Universe Concept Art (http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=2&id=61531)
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 24, 2008, 03:30 PM
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Universe is executive-produced by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the co-creators of Universe's predecessor series Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. SCI FI Channel plans to begin production of the show in early 2009 and debut it next summer with a two-hour premiere. --Patrick Lee, News Editor

That's pretty cool.  Hopefully there will be a couple more movies (either direct to dvd or theatrical) to whet our appetites in the meantime.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on October 27, 2008, 11:08 AM
Friday's episode where the team stands trial was rather weak. Not all that impressive, but cool to see Woolsey get some more screen time.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: efranks on October 27, 2008, 01:25 PM
That was the standard small budget episode w/ flashback goodness used to offset other more expensive episodes.

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Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on October 27, 2008, 02:22 PM
The only real question I had about the whole episode is how did the people putting the team on trial know what they did?
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 27, 2008, 04:50 PM
They got a lot of their intel from the Genii...and I'm sure the Atlantis expedition's exploits have spread throughout a lot of planets in the Pegasus Galaxy.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on October 27, 2008, 04:56 PM
They got a lot of their intel from the Geni...and I'm sure the Atlantis expedition's exploits have spread throughout a lot of planets in the Pegasus Galaxy.

I figure they got most of it from the Genii, but the information about Todd & Michael. I really doubt they have shared that with anyone.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on October 28, 2008, 12:15 AM
Micheal did a lot to many planets, the fact that he was "created" by the Atlantis team wasn't known until it came out in the trial.  Similar stuff with their association with Todd.

I thought it was a good episode overall...it's laid the foundation for future plots, although who knows how it will flesh out since there's not going to be another season.  >:(
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on October 28, 2008, 10:03 AM
They have been hinting at problems with the Genii, even since Ladon Radim (who is suppose to be an ally) took over. This is a plot that should have been talked about more before the series went off, but won't be. Sucks, because I would have liked to see more of that story.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on November 12, 2008, 09:16 PM
Wow...I think they had a good ending to the Michael storyline.  Although his work still remains out there.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Ryan on December 15, 2008, 06:43 PM
It's been awhile since anything has been posted in here...

Decent episode this week. That girl was really good looking. I wonder why the Ancient communicator suddely swaps both people's minds? When we first saw this device in SG-1 all it did was transport Daniel and Vala into the minds of the people in the Ori galaxy, those two didn't swap into Daniel and Vala's minds... I can't believe there are only two more Atlantis episodes left. I sure would have liked one more season. :(

In other Stargate news it looks like one of the first roles has been cast for Stargate Universe. Robert Carlyle will star as Dr. David Rush. (http://www.gateworld.net/news/2008/12/robert_carlyle_cast_in_istargate.shtml) I've always liked him in whatever I've seen him in. I think this is a pretty good start for the show, it should be interesting to see how it starts to come together in the next few months.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 15, 2008, 09:22 PM
I keep forgetting to come in here and comment about Atlantis episodes.  They've all been really good lately.  It's going to suck not having new Stargates for a while.  Hopefully the new movies won't take too long to get released.

Wow...great choice for a new character.  I'm not reading the entire article to avoid spoilers, but I think this show will do quite well.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on December 16, 2008, 09:11 AM
Decent episode this week. That girl was really good looking. I wonder why the Ancient communicator suddely swaps both people's minds? When we first saw this device in SG-1 all it did was transport Daniel and Vala into the minds of the people in the Ori galaxy, those two didn't swap into Daniel and Vala's minds...


It could be assumed that their minds were swapped, they just focused on the Daniel & Vala story. This past story was focused on both sides of the mind flip.

I can't believe there are only two more Atlantis episodes left. I sure would have liked one more season. :(

you and me both. I am really sad to see this series go. I think that Atlantis could have survived better if teamed up with Universe. But I also understand that the preception of Atlantis was still tied to SG-1. By ending the series and letting Universe be a stand alone they give it free reign to explore all sorts of things. My hope is that they use Universe to tie up some of the loose ends from both series.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Ryan on December 16, 2008, 05:41 PM
Decent episode this week. That girl was really good looking. I wonder why the Ancient communicator suddely swaps both people's minds? When we first saw this device in SG-1 all it did was transport Daniel and Vala into the minds of the people in the Ori galaxy, those two didn't swap into Daniel and Vala's minds...


It could be assumed that their minds were swapped, they just focused on the Daniel & Vala story. This past story was focused on both sides of the mind flip.

They didn't swap for sure. Daniel and Vala both collapsed and were essentially in comas. They showed them in the SGC's medical facilities, and there was a whole sidestory of Dr. Lam, Dr. Lee and the other SGC personel as they tried to figure out what had happend to them and how to wake them up.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on December 16, 2008, 07:08 PM
Could be that the "mind swap" is one way when over long distances, like from the Milky Way to the Ori Galaxy, and two way when in relatively close proximity, like both in Pegasus.

Just a thought.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on December 16, 2008, 11:42 AM
Decent episode this week. That girl was really good looking. I wonder why the Ancient communicator suddely swaps both people's minds? When we first saw this device in SG-1 all it did was transport Daniel and Vala into the minds of the people in the Ori galaxy, those two didn't swap into Daniel and Vala's minds...


It could be assumed that their minds were swapped, they just focused on the Daniel & Vala story. This past story was focused on both sides of the mind flip.

They didn't swap for sure. Daniel and Vala both collapsed and were essentially in comas. They showed them in the SGC's medical facilities, and there was a whole sidestory of Dr. Lam, Dr. Lee and the other SGC personel as they tried to figure out what had happend to them and how to wake them up.


It's been so long since I have seen I don't remember that.


Could be that the "mind swap" is one way when over long distances, like from the Milky Way to the Ori Galaxy, and two way when in relatively close proximity, like both in Pegasus.

Just a thought.


Could simplely be that the one that was in England was designed to do what it did, and thus why Merlin hid it. But normal opperation is how it worked with Atlantis.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: JangoTat on December 16, 2008, 10:15 PM
finally bought the last 3 seasons my dad needs. Going to give it to him as a christmas gift...and then we can finally sit down and watch the series in order lol.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 5, 2009, 02:41 PM
Glad to finally see a new episode (although there's only one left  >:() and it was a good one!

They've done a lot of alternate reality episodes, so I can't remember when they actually had contact with this particular one.   :-\
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on January 5, 2009, 02:58 PM
Glad to finally see a new episode (although there's only one left  >:() and it was a good one!

They've done a lot of alternate reality episodes, so I can't remember when they actually had contact with this particular one.   :-\


Friday's episode was awesome. I like the music mixed into it. As for contact from epsidoe reality with Series Reality who's to say. The only thing that came to mind was ROD, but he worked with his reality's Shepard, so it couldn't be that one. Well we know that the Wraith Data on earth will HAVE to tie into this Friday's episode. Too bad this one isn't a 2 hour episode send off.

Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: efranks on January 5, 2009, 10:26 PM
I really liked Friday's episode as well.  Even though I watched it from the beginning I felt like I was missing something right up till the end.  Guess I was expecting a direct tie-in to the series reality.  Still, good episode and one of the things that I like about the series and why I hate to see it go.  I think it's just been getting better.

I just really don't get Sci-Fi's reasoning behind cancelling this series.  Other than Sanctuary and Eureka they're really not leaving themselves with much.

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Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 6, 2009, 01:34 AM
I just really don't get Sci-Fi's reasoning behind cancelling this series.  Other than Sanctuary and Eureka they're really not leaving themselves with much.

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I think that's a little more accurate...with 10 weeks of BSG thrown in.  :D
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: EdSolo on January 6, 2009, 07:18 AM
I just really don't get Sci-Fi's reasoning behind cancelling this series.  Other than Sanctuary and Eureka they're really not leaving themselves with much.

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I think that's a little more accurate...with 10 weeks of BSG thrown in.  :D

Sci-Fi doesn't tend to stick with its original programming once the series get past a few seasons (when actors and crew want more money).  I am surprised the SG SG1 stayed on as long as it did.  Look at Farscape as another example.  Sci-Fi is developing a new SG series as well as the BSG prequel.  I am wondering when Eureka will return as well.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: knashdx on January 6, 2009, 09:46 AM
I just really don't get Sci-Fi's reasoning behind cancelling this series.  Other than Sanctuary and Eureka they're really not leaving themselves with much.

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I think that's a little more accurate...with 10 weeks of BSG thrown in.  :D

Sci-Fi doesn't tend to stick with its original programming once the series get past a few seasons (when actors and crew want more money).  I am surprised the SG SG1 stayed on as long as it did.  Look at Farscape as another example.  Sci-Fi is developing a new SG series as well as the BSG prequel.  I am wondering when Eureka will return as well.


SG-1 started out on Showtime for the first 5 years. Before it moved to Sci-Fi.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: efranks on January 6, 2009, 10:45 AM
I thought they killed that BSG prequel? 

I'm not holding out much hope on that new Stargate show, Universe, or whatever it's called. Maybe, it just sounds a lot like Star Trek Voyager or Deepwater Black or something.

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Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 11, 2009, 06:38 PM
Pretty good end of the season.  I see at least one movie showing how they fight to get to take Atlantis back to Pegasus.

I wish they didn't just do the Star Trek fix and throw out the wormhole drive.  I thought that was a bit cheesy.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: efranks on January 12, 2009, 12:10 AM
I also thought the ep Friday night was pretty good.  I would have liked this series to continue just to find out what they do with the overall Wraith threat.  Maybe they'll tie it all up in a movie.

Oh, well.

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Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: CorranHorn on January 14, 2009, 11:49 PM
Yes overall the series finale was good, a nice touch on the overall theme of the series. One thing that left my head scratching though is who was the girl that visited Ronin in the infirmary at the end of the episode? Did I miss an ep where Ronin hooked up with someone?

Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: efranks on January 15, 2009, 12:13 AM
I'm pretty sure she's the girl that works in the control room.  Usually she has her hair up in a severe military braid/bun thing.  I think there was an ep where there was a quick throwaway scene where they had an interaction.  After the Jennifer thing didn't work out.

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Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Ryan on January 15, 2009, 12:31 AM
Yup. She is Sgt. Banks, the gateroom tech who happened to be a very skilled martial artist. She and Ronan kind of hooked up at the end of he Season 5 episode in which Michael takes over Atlantis. It really was more implied that they were going to have alittle thing going.

I'm definitely sad to see the series go. It had a good run, Sci-Fi is just too ******* cheap to let any show go beond the five year mark. While SG-1 was better, it is really going to suck not seeing Rodney and Sheppard on a weekly basis anymore. There is an interesting little article from Jospeh Mallozzi over on Gateworld (http://www.gateworld.net/news/2009/01/season-six-that-might-have-been/) detailing what Season 6 would have looked like, and now they are possible movie ideas.

Anyone catch that little Universe promo spot? Not really a whole lot there since nothing has been filmed yet. I really hope it turns out to be a good show. I'm definitely going to give it a chance. The idea that it is supposed to be "younger and edgier" has me a little worried though. I don't want it to turn it to some cheesy, low-rate teen drama. Robert Carlyle was a good casting choice. I'm cautiously optimistic at this point.
Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Matt_Fury on January 15, 2009, 02:38 AM
They Stargate team has not disappointed in the past, so I'm looking forward to the new show.

I'm curious about hints they gave in the last show, like Odessy being on some super-secret mission that no one knows about and Carter taking command of the General Hammond (originally going to be named the Phoenix....nice tribute to Don S. Davis, btw).
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Post by: knashdx on January 15, 2009, 11:51 AM
Thoughts on the last episode -

Don S. Davis tribute was super classy. Loved it.
Odessey being on some super mission - HMMM...(Movie plot anyone?)
Ending shot with the team along with Beckett & Banks was a great send off.
Only thing missing was Jeannie Miller (McKay's Sister)


It was nice to see that they didn't bring the SG-1 team in to help send the show off. They only had Carter since she had ties to the show.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on July 29, 2009, 11:54 PM
Just curious if anyone picked up the remake of Children of the Gods.  I saw it when I picked up Atlantis Season 5 (I need to watch the last two episodes...they're extended on the dvd) and was curious about it...but not curious enough to spend $20.

First Trailer for Stargate: Universe. (http://www.gateworld.net/video/newsandfeatures/1248429391.shtml)

I think it looks pretty good!
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Post by: Master_Phruby on July 31, 2009, 12:35 AM
Wow. Same plot as Star Trek: Voyager but without the ship.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on July 31, 2009, 02:57 AM
I was thinking Lost in Space with a twist.   ;D
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Post by: Matt_Fury on October 31, 2009, 03:12 PM
So have any of you been watching Stargate: Universe?  I like it so far.
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Post by: efranks on November 1, 2009, 12:30 PM
Eh, it's okay.  It's no SG-1 or Atlantis.  There are a couple charcters I don't like and the ones I do I don't like as much as I did the characters on the other two shows.  I'll keep watching but I'm not sure what it'll take for to really get into it.

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Post by: knashdx on November 2, 2009, 11:46 AM
I have been watching the show and I like it. It is different than Sg-1 & Atlantis, and reminds me of Voyager and Lost In Space. I wasn't sure what to expect with Lou Diamond Phillips on the cast list, but his limited involvement is okay.

Scott - The Kirk/Riker of the team. Seams to not be able to keep it in his pants.
Eli - Is okay. Still getting use to him.
Chloe - HOT HOT HOT
Greer - I like this guy a lot. Impulsive and doesn't take crap from anyone. Definately the Teal'c/Ronan of the team.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 2, 2009, 01:53 PM
I'm really having a tough time getting into this show. I'm not sure what it is. I always seem to have two of these on the dvr while I have no problem getting through Fringe, Flash Forward and Sanctuary.
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Post by: Ryan on November 2, 2009, 04:13 PM
I'm still somewhat mixed on Universe myself. I like it, but it still really doesn't feel like Stargate. And I'm not sure whether or not that is good or bad. The last few years (of both Atlantis and SG-1) have mostly felt like recycled shows, with plots we have seen over and over reused. The only thing that really kept me watching was I cared about the characters and wanted to see how the events effected them differently. So far Universe hasn't been much different, other than I don't really care about most of these characters. We'll see if that changes as the season goes on though.

Greer - He probably the most interesting guy in the show so far. He has what seems like a fairly generic and cookie-cutter "I'm pissed off at the world" personality, and yet we keep getting little glimpses of a deeper character, particularly in the episode "Power." There was that great moment where he is apologizing to Young for disappointing him, and there was that little bit where he is talking about being killed by the star. That is the kind of thing I really like about his character.

Eli - Eh, I like him so far. He's no Davit Hewlett/Rodney McKay but he is kind of amusing.

Chloe - Hot, but she is kind of annoying and I don't really care for her character.

Scott - He is probably one of my least favorite characters on the show. I don't know if it is the character or the actor himself, but I don't really care what happens to him.

Young - He has started to grow on me a bit, especially because of the dynamic he has with Rush.

Rush - Another of my favorite characters. I like Robert Carlisle a lot and he is great for the role. I'm interested to see how he lost his wife and why he was so motivated to find the Destiny. It should be interesting to to see if he is as selfish/scheming as Young would believe him to be, or if he really does care about everyone and just has his own goals on the side.

Tamara - I like her so far too. Although one this I thought was funny that my mom pointed out to me, they are supposedly stuck on a spaceship, with very little water, very few of these people have showered, and it has been a few weeks now, and she always has her hair done up all fancy like. She wouldn't have time to do that, and without showering there is no way she could keep it looking nice. I wouldn't have noticed or cared if my mom hadn't have pointed it out, because Tamara is hot. Now it's pretty obvious that the only reason they do that is to draw in male viewers.

Some other thoughts I have so far. I'm not digging the a lot of the Pop music they have as a soundtrack so far. It's out of place and it really feels like they are trying to make it more like something you'd see on Heroes or some crap like that. I've also noticed (and this goes for Atlantis too) that the 'realism' is starting to fade more and more. Obviously this is Sci-Fi and has always been Sci-Fi, but what really drew me in to SG-1 was the way it was grounded in reality. It seemed like there could actually be a Stargate somewhere under Cheyenne Mountain. And after some blunders in the first season or two, they worked a lot closer with military advisors to make the military look more like the real thing. I think Universe has really stepped away from a lot of that. If I start to care about the characters enough I can over look that, but at this point it bothers me.
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Post by: Master_Phruby on November 2, 2009, 04:33 PM
I think right now, it's too dark and humorless like BSG. Stargate has a geeky-type humor to it that made it fun. This one doesn't have it as much. Maybe when they get the ship running, it will improve.
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Post by: efranks on November 2, 2009, 05:01 PM
I agree with you on Greer.  I think he's going to be an interesting character as the show goes forward. 

Eli is us.  He's the viewer's voice in the show, not really sure what's going on but smart enough to kind of get it when it's explained to him.  I think I'll like him fine, but no, he's no Rodney.  But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Chloe is hot, but she's about as useless as any of the characters.  Other than being hot what does she offer to the ship? 

I'm with Ryan on Scott; I don't really like him but I think it's the actor more than the character. 

I also don't like Rush, but I don't think we're supposed to yet.  Carlisle is good, it's just the character that he's playing, and I'm fine with that.

Yes, Tamara is hot...I'm a big fan of Alaina Huffman from Smallville and Painkiller Jane.

Also hot, Lt. James.  Julia's Benson's are two reasons to watch this show.
(http://www.netenigma.com/gto/juliabenson/juliabenson460.jpg)

I haven't figured out yet why exactly Ming-Na is on this show, or Lou Diamond Phillips.  Ming-Na is a pretty decent actress and it's hard to believe that she had to escape to Vancouver to get work...so she must want to be on the show, so why not a bigger part?  I haven't even figured out what her character is supposed to be?  Scientist? Politician?  Civilian admin of some type?  I don't get it.

Greer, Eli and, to a certain extent, Young, are my favorites on the show. 

On the shower thing, didn't Chloe get a shower in an episode?  Maybe they suspended use of it when the water situation got bad.

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Title: Re: The Stargate Thread
Post by: Darth_Anton on November 3, 2009, 09:12 AM
I finally saw the pilot for SGU after a few failed attempts on Hulu. I really liked it. I'll check out some more if I get the time.
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Post by: DSJ™ on November 3, 2009, 09:17 AM
Catch them all online.   ;)   :-X

Stargate Universe Online (http://www.sidereel.com/Stargate_Universe)

Stargate series of series online (http://www.sidereel.com/_search?searchQuery=stargate&siteSearchType=sidereel&x=0&y=0)
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Post by: Darth_Anton on November 7, 2009, 10:54 AM
I'm up to the fifth episode. I gotta say, I'm hooked.
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Post by: efranks on November 7, 2009, 10:04 PM
I actually liked Friday's show a little better than a couple of the previous shows.  Mostly because it was good drama and not some catastophe of the week type thing.  There's going to be some **** going down between Young and Telford now.

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Post by: knashdx on November 9, 2009, 05:32 PM
I actually liked Friday's show a little better than a couple of the previous shows.  Mostly because it was good drama and not some catastophe of the week type thing.  There's going to be some **** going down between Young and Telford now.

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Best quote of the show so far...

"Does the computer hack college drop out have to save our asses, or are you going to remove your head from yours?""
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Post by: Darth_Anton on November 10, 2009, 09:27 AM
'Tis a great line, and delivered much more convincingly than Richard Dean Anderson, not to knock RDA.
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Post by: Matt_Fury on April 8, 2010, 01:43 AM
In case you didn't notice, Universe is back on.  I'm still watching, but I'm not nearly as excited about this show as the others.
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Post by: efranks on April 8, 2010, 02:30 AM
I watched it Friday and it was okay.  New aliens to learn about, I guess.  I thought the outcome was pretty obvious, how they wrapped up last season's cliffhanger.  It was almost a cop-out IMO but, whatever.

It's still better than most other stuff on Friday night, except Clone Wars, now that Numb3rs is over and Warehouse 13 hasn't started back up with new eps yet.

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Post by: Matt_Fury on May 14, 2011, 02:08 PM
Anyone else watch how they ended SG:U?  I can't believe Sci Fi isn't keeping the show going.

The only thing I'll watch on there now is Eureka.   :-[
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Post by: Master_Phruby on May 14, 2011, 11:15 PM
I gave up after three episodes of that show. I didn't like it.
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Post by: Scockery on May 14, 2011, 11:34 PM
Anyone else watch how they ended SG:U?  I can't believe Sci Fi isn't keeping the show going.

The only thing I'll watch on there now is Eureka.   :-[

Universe had much improved, if still often annoyingly cliched. Like putting the women in jeopardy: nurse TJ has Lou Gerig's disease, Chloe becoming an alien, Park going blind. And the disposable character who panics during a crisis just to make a regular cast member look better for their response to them.

There was too much use of the stone to go back to Earth in season 1, when more should've happened with Destiny.

Still, it was engaging. Some people who wanted the cheeky, hokey stuff from SG-1 and Atlantis...but why retread that material in a post LOST/NuBSG era? 
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Post by: efranks on May 15, 2011, 12:55 AM
I thought the ending was interesting.  I can't say that I liked all of what they did but I liked how Eli finally stepped up.  He was definitely smarter than Rush, he just wasn't as devious, so it was interesting to see him go to Young about the last stasis pod.

I wasn't happy to see Atlantis go and I'm not happy to see Universe go either.  Sort of like the end of the Star Trek run, this'll be the first time in 14 years there isn't a Stargate show on to watch and TV in general, and Syfy in particular, is worse off for it.

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