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This season looks promising, I'll say that.

Connor Trineer: much better as a formerly evil defector than as a well-meaning, broody type. Why? Because he's so trasking unpredictable! And let's face it, if you got a big disruptor pointed in your face every week by the resident Long-Haired Warrior, wouldn't you get sneery and abrasive, too? Not to mention, what's an ex-wraith to eat? Can he even go back to what they turned him into, or has he turned back into what... oh, never mind.

So, wraith females are immune to the retrovirus. OK, wait a minute. Aside from providing a scant few seconds of USA Networks B-movie startlement, what was the point of not having Beckett and McKay inform either the other Atlantis away teams or the audience? There's a collquialism to sci-fi shows that helps draw the audience in: if you are let in on some of the secrets not essential to the plot, you'll suspend disbelief more readily. I think it would have helped to let this through.

The best deadpan of the episode, perhaps of the whole season so far? "I saw it in a movie," right after Sheppard "pulls a Falcon". Rock.

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Banazir

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ankh_f_n_khonsu
Jul. 21st, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
I enjoyed the Atlantis premier better than SG-1. After the strong conclusion to last year, SG-1 started with a bit of a whimper, IMO. I'd have been more impressed if someone had died.

Namaste.
niennanir
Jul. 21st, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
The killing off has been done to death on SG-1 (forgive the pun) Daniel's been dead, what, 4 times now? Teal'C nearly lost his symbiote more times than I've misplaced my car keys. Carter's had old doc Frasier (the only character who's ever managed to actually stay dead) pumping on her heart more than once. And let's not forget the time that Apophis blew away the whole team and the Nox had to do that cool thing they do to bring them all back.

Dead... I'm with Jack, They've died one too many times for me to believe it.


ankh_f_n_khonsu
Jul. 21st, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
I never said anything about a temporary death.

Namaste.
niennanir
Jul. 21st, 2006 01:36 pm (UTC)
I'd never be able to believe it was permanent. Though I suppose they could have killed off a secondary character.

There are three things you can be sure of in life; death, taxes and the resurrection of SG-1 :)
ankh_f_n_khonsu
Jul. 21st, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure about death. I'm not sure about taxes. But there certainly have been a number of resurrections in SG-1.

Namaste.
scionofgrace
Jul. 21st, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Well, they did kill of Col. Chekov. Which was really too bad, 'cause I like him.
niennanir
Jul. 22nd, 2006 12:29 am (UTC)
He was just starting to grow on me too.
scionofgrace
Jul. 21st, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
The Falcon bit was most brilliant. Mainly because I immediately thought of ESB when we saw Shep's fighter, and then he goes and mentions it later on!
niennanir
Jul. 22nd, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
That's one of the best things about SG... You feel like they're just regular people you might bump into waiting in line at the deli
scionofgrace
Jul. 23rd, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
Word. Or the guy in the next cubicle over. They talk and act like we do. It's the charm of the show.
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