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« Reply #560 on: 03-15-2007 15:54 »

 
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I have watched the episode.

Gocad:

Not your regular Stargate one, but one from Star Trek.   eek

Wasn't much of a surprise, though, after all they had to get around the "we have suppiles for three months" somehow.

Maybe it's just me, but in my eyes is "Star Trek technology" a bit of out place in Stargate.  hmpf
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« Reply #561 on: 03-15-2007 16:04 »

Oh right.  Was confused.

Also: Stargate's been using cheap knockoffs of Trek stuff ever since the first X-303 capital ship thingy was introduced.  Hell, the bridge even shakes when they're under fire.
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« Reply #562 on: 03-15-2007 21:29 »
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Yeah, the blue flashing, sparks flying, the "we're under fire alarm", and everyone faking being shook around was lame.

Woo, it says on GateWorld O'Neill will be in at least one of the movies (Continuum), we haven't seen the last of him.
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« Reply #563 on: 03-25-2007 20:02 »

Watching Atlantis S1 on DVD. One thing is bothering me: soon I will reach the end of the boxset. Soon I will need to order S2. Once that happens, I will rapidly exhaust those discs. I will require S3.

What happens when I run out and the season that I need isn't available on DVD? What happens to me then?

Argh. I also need to order SG-1 S9. So I'm conflicted. Atlantis S2 or SG-1 S9 - which one do I get? Bearing in mind that I really shouldn't be spending money that I don't have on things that are not vital to my survival. Except that they are vital to my continuing sanity, because I'll go crazy if I can't watch 'em.

Argh! Eeyaurgh! Gurrr! Grah! I hate TV producers.
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« Reply #564 on: 03-25-2007 23:14 »

Go with Season 9 of SG-1.

I prefer it to Atlantis.
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« Reply #565 on: 03-25-2007 23:20 »

Yeah, but Season 2 of Atlantis is where they introduce Ronan, who is one part Teal'c, two parts Worf, and 100% pure badass.

He fights with a laser revolver and a sword and has more knives than Jayne Cobb has guns!
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« Reply #566 on: 03-26-2007 18:10 »

I went with Atlantis S2 on the recommendation of Nixorbo. Sure, Nasty Pasty made a fact-filled argument that was clearly close to his heart, but then Nix went down the "Jayne Cobb clone" route. Plus, his post had thw word "badass" in it, and you know that "badass" from Nix is a mark of high approval. Sorry Pasty man. Going to have to wait 'till I get paid again for SG1 S9. If you'd gotten RabidPixy to support your argument it would have held more water.  wink  tongue
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« Reply #567 on: 03-26-2007 18:22 »

All Pixy likes about Stargate is Vala.  tongue

Who happens to be in Season9.
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« Reply #568 on: 03-28-2007 18:14 »

Had myself a little RodneyMcKay-athon last night: Watched all the SG-1 episodes from S5-8 that he appears in, then Rising parts 1 &2 from Atlantis S1. Just to prove to myself that he's getting fatter, and I'm not imagining it.

Now I'm having myself a Carter-a-thon, watching all the episodes in which she appears with long hair. Turns out there's a lot. Soon my Altlantis S2 discs will arrive, and I can have even more variation in the themes that I can pull together.

I think I might have myself a climax-festival at some point, where I watch all the season end/openers and the other two-parters that appear in between. I think I might just do it at the weekend in fact, as long as I don't end up working (which I might). Yes, a weekend of climax after climax might just be a very good thing indeed.
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« Reply #569 on: 03-28-2007 18:18 »

How about all episodes where Teal'c says "Indeed...", without pausing, cya next week!  tongue
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« Reply #570 on: 03-29-2007 15:08 »

Stargate 's not cancelled!

J.K. Rowlings just bought the rights.



See?
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« Reply #571 on: 03-29-2007 15:55 »

God damn that tea-sucking whore.
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« Reply #572 on: 03-29-2007 16:02 »

C'mon, Pasty this has potential.

*imagines O'Neill stepping out of nowhere, blasting away Voldemort with a casual smirk*

Unlimited potential.  tongue
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« Reply #573 on: 03-29-2007 17:07 »

Voldemort: Avada Ked--
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Teal'c: Indeed.
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« Reply #574 on: 03-29-2007 21:29 »
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 http://gateworld.net/news/2007/03/third_series_is_istargate_univer.shtml 
 http://www.peterdeluise.net/cameo.htm
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgKyUbAL86M
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« Reply #575 on: 03-30-2007 00:22 »

 
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Third series deals with the ninth chevron
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« Reply #576 on: 03-30-2007 12:17 »

Eeeeeeeeenteresting....  hmpf

But wait, did you watch RDA rock out?  big grin
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« Reply #577 on: 03-30-2007 12:42 »

Could we agree on that RDA is a man of many talents and never revisit this video again?  tongue
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« Reply #578 on: 03-30-2007 13:02 »

Nix: HTML-fu the vid into the thread.... pleeeeeeease!  tongue
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« Reply #579 on: 03-30-2007 13:37 »

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« Reply #580 on: 03-31-2007 05:22 »

Thanks Nix. Now everybody can watch it and watch it again and again aand again...  tongue
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« Reply #581 on: 03-31-2007 09:24 »

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« Reply #582 on: 03-31-2007 14:01 »

No wonder Teal'c had so much respect for O'Neill.  tongue
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« Reply #583 on: 03-31-2007 17:52 »

 
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How about all episodes where Teal'c says "Indeed...", without pausing, cya next week!   tongue

So, basically all the episodes then? I'm working my way through Atlantis S2 at the moment - should be finished by tomorrow evening if I don't decide to watch some Firefly in between. Then I think I'll watch all the SG1 episodes in which a recurring character dies. That should give me quite a bit of watching to do. Following that, I might watch all the Atlantis and SG1 episodes with Mitch Pileggi in before I go back to watching all the episodes of the X-Files in which Mulder ends up in hospital.

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« Reply #584 on: 04-05-2007 13:23 »

This is all very strange; there is a 3rd series in progress. That's good.  It's set in the present. Also good, in that it means it won't be a prequel which contradicts everything they've ever said before. However, it apparently revolves around the 9th chevron, and that's ... I dunno what that is.

So what's this 9th chevron gonna do, any bets? The stargates are essentially transportation devices, so the possibilities seem limited. 7 take you anywhere in the galaxy, 8 to any galaxy, and therefore anywhere in the universe. I can only think of three broad possibilities for how that could be further extended:
1) #9 allows travel through time
2) #9 allows travel between parallel universes
3) #9 allows travel to OTHER universes

Personaly I find #1 to be unpalatable in the extreme, but I can't discount the possibility. For
some ungodly reason, scifi writers love time-travel stories. It wouldn't make much sense to me for the ancients to have built a gate network that was even CAPABLE of time-travel, but then, I felt the same way about puddle jumpers made for time-travel, proving my theory about writers loving time travel. I could punch logical holes in the idea of the 9th chevron for time travel all day, but I won't bother, I'll just cross my fingers and pray the producers aren't that stupid.

2 seems very unlikely. It could be very interesting from a storytelling standpoint, but while it could make a great movie, in series form I think it would get repetative quickly.

I'm left with 3, different universes, and I just don't even know WHAT to say about that. I mean, this is a series that built the rules of their universe so that every "alien" world would be earth-like, I can't imagine them convincingly creating rich and varied universes every week.

Maybe I'm thinking about this wrong, though; just because they use the 9th chevron doesn't mean they'll be exploring randomly. Like Atlantas uses the 8th but only for milky way-pegasus trips, so the 9th might only be used for travel between two (or a few) universes. I could see a series working that focuses on exploring one particular universe, with occassional side-stories or stand-alone plots which might take them to other universes here and there, allowing them to go crazy a few eps a season while keeping the bulk of the series in just one or two worlds, keeping costs down.

So, my money's on #3, and #2 has the long odds. Any other theories or thoughts?
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« Reply #585 on: 04-05-2007 13:33 »

Didn't the 8th chevron open up only a handful of other galaxies, such as Pegasus and the Asgard?  If so, couldn't the 9th chevron open up even more distant galaxies?

The simile I read somewhere was that the first 7 chevrons are like a phone number and the 8th chevron is the area code.  The 9th chevron, therefore, could be like a country code.
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« Reply #586 on: 04-05-2007 13:51 »

IMHO the third series of Stargate sounds too much like "Voyager" to me.
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« Reply #587 on: 04-05-2007 14:01 »

Nix, I dunno about that. There might be only a few galaxies which HAVE stargates, but I don't see why more than one additional chevron would be required to target one just because it was further away.
Gocad: God, I hope not. If they cop out and do another "isolated team trying to get home," when Atlantis already DID that, and already "got home," I'll be annoyed. Regardless, I'm just glad they've made it clear we're not going to get "Stargate: Enterprise"
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« Reply #588 on: 04-05-2007 14:01 »
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Gorrammit Gopher.

@gocad: Makes sense, since the first season of Atlantis is eerily similar to DS9.
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« Reply #589 on: 04-06-2007 01:28 »

Hmm.  Ninth Chevron.  Gopher's #3 makes the most sense to me.  Particularly, parallel universes?  God knows they've explored plenty in SG-1.  Perhaps they'll go for a Sliders ripoff.
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« Reply #590 on: 04-06-2007 13:25 »

Wait, what's the difference between parallel universes and other universes Gopher...?  confused

In any case, I'm sure they'll go wherever this new gate hack takes them, and there'll be plenty of English speaking humanoids and baddies to kerplode!
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« Reply #591 on: 04-07-2007 02:19 »
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Faze: Parallel universes all started from the same point; you can follow them all back to the same big bang, or whatever. Other universes started from their own separate and distinct big bangs. This means that other universes may truly have nothing in common with ours, not even the most fundamental laws of physics.  The fact that matter, let alone life, might not be able to exist in most of these is easily bypassed by the same logic used in SG1: The ancients only built receiving stargates in "compatible" universes.

Functionally, from the standpoint of a scifi series, the big difference is "parallel" universes are populated with alternate versions of the same people and events, while other universes - lets call them perpendicular universes - are inhabited by their own unique sets of people and have their own unique histories.

I really hope they don't do a voyager-styled "lost in space" story personally; I'd rather see a show about a group of NID agents, or SG teams based on the alpha site, or hell, a show about the Tok'Ra or Jaffa. No idea what to expect, though, so I'll just try to be patient.


edit: a belated response to the Harry Potter thing: If magic beat technology then magic schools wouldn't be secrets. They'd advertise. Guns vs Wands? Guns FTW. HD.
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« Reply #592 on: 04-07-2007 03:59 »
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They already did the Voyager-style storyline.  Doesn't anyone remember Stargate: Inf--

*zatzat*
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« Reply #593 on: 04-08-2007 14:31 »

It's occurred me to try coming at the question from another direction. Putting aside the 9th chevron for a moment, what could initiate this story? What is it that earth wants? I haven't worked through the possibilities exhaustively, but the two most obvious things that jump out at me are that they're trying to find/meet either the ancients/altarians/whaddevah or the furlings.

The obvious problem with this idea is that it's exactly like the original premise of Atlantis, but if the team sent encounteres a living, active civilization instead of the abandoned remains of one, it could make for a very different series.
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« Reply #594 on: 04-08-2007 18:36 »

I'm sure it'll dovetail nicely somehow into the final episode of SG1, I hope.

Five days!
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« Reply #595 on: 04-08-2007 21:01 »

:checks his tivo settings and makes sure SG-1 and Atlantis are set to the highest priority and "keep until I delete":
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« Reply #596 on: 04-10-2007 12:31 »
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Huh? Final episode? Has that not been aired already?   confused
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« Reply #597 on: 04-10-2007 13:09 »

Not in the US; they've been torturing us, the last 10 finally start this week. Grrr.

Of coure, I could find them online, but I'm not going to, and I'm guessing Nix isn't either since he's counting the days.
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« Reply #598 on: 04-10-2007 16:22 »

Thanks Canada!  big grin
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« Reply #599 on: 04-11-2007 02:47 »
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Indeed. 

But it's a bold move to delay the airing of the series finale in the age of the internet.

I wonder how many SG-1 fans in the US did not have the stomach to patiently wait as long as Nix and Gopher do.
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