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Excelsior
Being a bit of a nitpicker, I was just wondering if someone could confirm something for me as a cursory Google hasn't turned anything up.

In this week's SG-1 episode, O'Neill gets promoted to Brigadier General. Dr Weir is still around, which means this episode was set before Stargate Atlantis kicks off.

Now, the last thing to come through the Atlantis gate from Earth is a bottle of champagne with a note attached to it. Now, didn't it say on it Bon Voyage from Colonel O'Neill? Presumably that's a little continuity hiccup?
Blind I/O
Now then... Yes. ohmy.gif happy.gif
Raven
I don't dislike Stargate, it's a relatively harmless way to kill 45 minutes, but I have only seen up to what they have shown on Channel 4.
Excelsior
QUOTE (Blind I/O @ Oct 14 2004, 11:45 AM)
Now then... Yes. ohmy.gif  happy.gif
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Now then yes I'm right? I haven't seen it mentioned anywhere else so I was beginning to think I'd imagined it...
Blind I/O
QUOTE (Excelsior @ Oct 14 2004, 08:20 PM)
Now then yes I'm right?


Now then. "Now then yes" as in yes "Presumably that's a little continuity hiccup" happy.gif
Jubei
Maybe it was another colonel O'Neill, who until now has remained away from the camera crews, preferring the relative anonymity of stores clerk, from where he purloined the bottle of champers???

Yes, it looks like a good spot! OR maybe he was joking when he wrote colonel... ah booger it! cool.gif
Excelsior
Well I don't know, I think I need to see it again because not even the Stargate forums seem to have noticed this - but would you believe, some people did complain that the handwriting didn't look like the one other example of O'Neill's handwriting that's been in the show when he warned the SG-1 team in the past not to go to a certain world! There was also a comment that it looked as if he'd started to write Colonel but then crossed it out, so I think perhaps I'm misremembering it...
Raven
Ben Browder, John Crichton of Farscape fame, has joined the cast of Stargate SG-1 for it's ninth series.

Could be entertaining!

You can read slightly more here.
Stella MM
Oh arse, I'm going to have to start watching that crap now then.

God, I was so dangerously in love with Ben Browder in Farscape.
Raven
QUOTE (Stella MM @ Dec 17 2004, 01:30 PM)
God, I was so dangerously in love with Ben Browder in Farscape.
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For you or for him? tongue.gif
Stella MM
For me! I had to semi-hide my obsession from my boyfriend. Though I'm sure Mr Browder wouldn't have been best pleased to find out a scummer like me was going hormonal over him.
Raven
QUOTE (Stella MM @ Dec 17 2004, 03:31 PM)
Though I'm sure Mr Browder wouldn't have been best pleased to find out a scummer like me was going hormonal over him.
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Are you from Southampton then? tongue.gif
Stella MM
That's a 'janner', by all accounts. Oh hang on, that's Plymouth. I'm confused now. Who am I again? What is this place? Who's the president?
Raven
Looks like Black's getting in on the act as well . . .

I guess this means no more Farscape for a while . . . sad.gif
Stella MM
I would go gay for Claudia Black. Right, that settles it. Paint me in Geek and call me a Stargate SG-1 fan.
Excelsior
I tell you what, tonight's Stargate episode where she appears - it's not a Stargate episode. I swear to [insert deity here] that the Farscape writers and crew took over the Stargate studio for that episode. Claudia was in full-on sassy and sexy mode, with a nice dash of violence thrown in for good measure. Recreating all that smouldering Browder-Black goodness.

I treated myself to a pile of Farscape DVDs recently and watched the documentary on season 3 which Black and Browder present as their normal selves, and although Browder's married with kids I swear my TV was going to melt at one point even though they were out of character. I can see why someone thought it'd be a smart move to get them onto Stargate in some way shape of form because their, ah, pulling power should help keep the show fresh - you've got to admire it managing to keep going beyond the run of the Star Trek series.
Jubei
QUOTE (Excelsior @ Dec 21 2004, 10:55 PM)
you've got to admire it managing to keep going beyond the run of the Star Trek series.
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Thats cause its better! Really though, I think the reason its lasted so long is because they don't take themselves to seriously, can you imagine picard bungling things up like they do in stargate? No, they work on the premise that everyone is almost infallible. What a load of twot!
Excelsior
Yes, the humour does help massively, and the constant requests to dumb-down the technobabble are also entertaining - although you have to admire the basic consistency of it all and how they've kept upgrading it all.

I still love the time loop episode where O'Neil and T'ealc are playing golf, hitting their T shots into an active wormhole. O'Neil asks T'ealc how far away the other Gate is, and it's like "40 light years O'Neil" and he goes "That's gotta be some sort of record!" and then the next time they get caught by Hammond and O'Neil goes "In the middle of my back swing?!!" Plus of course O'Neil resigning and finally getting some sugar from Carter! As you say, Trek rarely let its hair down quite that far, and it inevitably suffered from not being set in a time and environment which more people could relate to. Most people will get the whole US marines doing their thang concept, allbeit with SF trappings...
Jubei
Although this latest series on channel 4 has been a bit poop, and Stargate Atlantis doesn't have the same sort of ... chemistry ... as SG1. I think their major bloke has potential, but the native woman is far too wooden (works for tealc), the black marine guy, well he doesn't really get much of a mention, and the doctor, he has potential as well.
Excelsior
I think Atlantis is still feeling its way a little but the general scale of what they're trying to do with it is impressive - I do get a genuine sort of "awe" buzz off it and I thought the recent two parter was actually quite strong. Unlike the Stargate series it didn't have the benefit of a film lead in to make the characters familiar, of course, so it's inevitably got a bit more work to do on that front.

I do worry about it becoming a bit Voyager-esque though - and by that I mean, oh dear, here we are stranded a long way from home with no backup and yet we still seem to have all the materials we need. I mean, aren't they going to just, well, run out of bullets and stuff at some point? Exactly how much did they manage to bring with them? That said, given the most recent Stargate episode, you can take a rough guess at what's going to happen towards the end of both of the current series, can't you?
Raven
For all you gals (and guys I suppose) out there who are chomping at the bit for some more Ben Browder action, a teaser trailer for season 9 of Stargate-SG1 can now be found on the Stargate Information Archive.
Draven Grey
Ben Browder...

~dies due to a massive overdose of lusty glee~
Starscream`s Ghost
Claudia Black. ~joins her, and hopes that Chi'ana feels like joining too~
Raven
QUOTE (Draven Grey @ Apr 7 2005, 07:01 PM)
~dies due to a massive overdose of lusty glee~
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Lusty Glee, isn't she a porn star? huh.gif
Starscream`s Ghost
Didn`t she do the cooking on TVAM?
Ingram
Two words for this:

"Fucking disgrace."

There I've said my peace on the matter.
Stella MM
Fancy saying a bit more? How could you call two of the best ever sci fi leads teaming up again a disgrace?
Ingram
Well as a huge SG-1/Atlantis fan I believe that it is RDH (Richard Dean Anderson) who is one of the finest leads of any sci-fi series. The producers of SG-1, however, have been phasing him out for some time - in fact there were many episodes of the last series in which he simply didn't appear. Now they are bringing in Browder - a good lead, I'll give you that - it just means that less and less of what made SG-1 good in the first place will remain.

...and don't get me started on Jonas Quinn. Argh.

Edit: Plus, Claudia Blacks appearance in season 8 "Prometheus Unbound" wasn't exactly top form.
Stella MM
Aaah, you're an SG-1 geek. I getcha. I've never really liked SG-1 so I don't share your exact pain but I know how gutting it is when you feel the producers are arsing up their own show (cf. Buffy Season 6...).
Ingram
QUOTE (Stella MM @ Apr 7 2005, 08:17 PM)
Aaah, you're an SG-1 geek.
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Draven Grey
QUOTE (Stella MM @ Apr 7 2005, 03:17 PM)
I know how gutting it is when you feel the producers are arsing up their own show (cf. Buffy Season 6...).
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(X-Files without Mulder)
Stella MM
QUOTE (Ingram @ Apr 7 2005, 08:19 PM)
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I meant in a nice way.

*smiles the smile of nervous conciliation*
Ingram
First and foremost I'm a Buffy fanboy, but I'm also rather geeky about a lot of other things. It's just the way I am. However being insulted by a Farscape fan tends to sting a little more.
Stella MM
Oi! Farscape is the finest sci fi series made in years, possibly ever. What have you got? A big man wearing gold jewellery? You nicked your main character off the A-Team!
Ingram
Have you ever watched it?! You're talking out of your arse Stella and you know it. tongue.gif
Stella MM
Shut it, you.
Ingram
The term disturbing really doesn't cover that picture.
Raven
QUOTE (Ingram @ Apr 7 2005, 08:14 PM)
Well as a huge SG-1/Atlantis fan I believe that it is RDH (Richard Dean Anderson) who is one of the finest leads of any sci-fi series.  The producers of SG-1, however, have been phasing him out for some time - in fact there were many episodes of the last series in which he simply didn't appear.  Now they are bringing in Browder - a good lead, I'll give you that - it just means that less and less of what made SG-1 good in the first place will remain.
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If you are a fan of the show then you'd know that there's a very good reason as to why they have been reducing RDA's role over the last few years . . . It's because he doesn't want to be in it anymore!

He's not a bad actor, but he's not that great (Shanks is a much better to my mind - but that's another arguement!).

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...and don't get me started on Jonas Quinn.  Argh.


Well I'm gonna! I liked Jonas, and was disapointed when he left the show - even though that meant Michael Shanks was coming back into it.

Stargate SG1 (haven't seen Atlantis) is enjoyable fair, and it has some very entertaining episodes, but it probably wouldn't make it into my top ten sci-fi series . . . (damning indeed!).
Ingram
Shanks is great but nothing rivals the time loop episode "Window of Oppurtunity" for pure brilliance.

"BONZO, NO LONGER IN POSSESION OF ONE'S FACULTIES, THREE FRIES SHORT OF A HAPPY MEAL, WACKO!!!!!"

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Oh and I disliked Jonas for many reasons. I was happy when he was finally accepted into the group but seriously Daniel was an Ancient. That is too cool.
Raven
QUOTE (Ingram @ Apr 7 2005, 11:22 PM)
Shanks is great but nothing rivals the time loop episode "Window of Oppurtunity" for pure brilliance.
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The best line in Window of Oppertunity, which I will admit is one of Stargate's better efforts, was the one about O'Neil's [several lightyear] golf drive being some kind of record . . . You've gotta love Teal'c when he's dead-panning smile.gif

One thing I didn't know - to get back on topic(ish) - is that Ben Browder was in Memphis Belle . . . will be watching that again very soon!
Ingram
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MGM has revealed the name of new Stargate SG-1 cast member Ben Browder. He will play Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell in Season Nine of the show.

Mitchell led the squadron of F-302 fighters in the battle in Antarctica during the events of Season Seven's "Lost City (Part Two)." He was badly injured during that battle, and was promised a place on SG-1. It is unclear if he will be the commanding officer of the team.


Interesting storyline, I suppose I will give him a chance considering how much I enjoyed the "Lost City" battle over Antarctica.
Raven
For anyone who is interested I was having a look around Amazon the other day and noticed that they have Stargate SG-1 series one to six box sets for an amazingly low 20.97 each! (that's not much more than the list price for the individual disks).

If you bought the lot you'd end up with 132 episodes for 126! (that's less than a pound per episode!).
Ingram
Shame, I already have them. Good price though.
Raven
QUOTE (Ingram @ May 6 2005, 05:49 PM)
Shame, I already have them.  Good price though.
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So you've paid 4.00 plus per episode . . . what a rip off eh?! tongue.gif
Ingram
I got the majority off Play.com when they were doing them for around 20-25. I did pay full whack for season seven though.
Raven
Stargate SG-1: The Alliance - computer game on the way, could be good by the sound of it!
Ingram
Oh Raven, master of all sci-fi/cult knowledge, is their any indication when the Stargate Season 8/Stargate Atlantis Season 1 boxsets will be out?
Raven
QUOTE (Ingram @ May 24 2005, 01:34 PM)
Oh Raven, master of all sci-fi/cult knowledge, is their any indication when the Stargate Season 8/Stargate Atlantis Season 1 boxsets will be out?
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No idea! Check Play.com or Amazon! (I would guess the end of the year as they have DVD releases scheduled for several months yet).

Have you noticed how they've switched to three episodes per disk for the SG-1 releases?
Ingram
I hadn't noticed that, although they did have four episodes on the DVD at the start of their 'series 8' collection so why they have changed is a mystery to me. The DVD boxset normally consists of 6 DVD's (discounting the first season) and so the fact that they have not yet got all the single releases listed makes me think that the boxset is reasonably far behind. I was expecting a release sometime in Autumn, mainly because they release it around the time that Channel 4 has it running which is a long time coming - the new series' aren't even coming to the Sci-Fi channel until next month.

Anyway, the Atlantis Boxset is the one I am really looking forward to. An absolutely great spin-off, I will revel in the extras.
Raven
Given how cheap they are on Amazon at the moment I'd say you'd be throwing money away if you bought them straight out.

It's payday tomorrow and I can see myself ordering at least two box sets.
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