Stargate Atlantis 2nd to last episode - What did you think?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Maphusio, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    I know there are quite a few Stargate fans here... and quite a few that could care less. For those that do care, did any of you see this weeks episode? Furthermore, were you completely blown away by the acting, screen play, film structure and setting?

    I was astounded and chalk up this weeks episode with my own favorite top 10... Or 20... I just really like stargate. I miss RDA and D-Jack though.

    What were your impressions of this most recent episode?
     
  2. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    400
    Oct 22, 2007
    I liked it fair enough. Were it some other show, with a different, grittier style, I may have liked it better. But as a Stargate Atlantis episode, particularly the second to last one, it just didn't really fit. I feel like they should be tying up loose ends or something. Would have made a good pilot or pivot point to take the series in a different, and in my opinion, more interesting direction.

    These last couple of seasons, I've felt like the Atlantis script writers have just been taking old SG1 scripts and changing a few names. Perhaps 10 seasons mined pretty much anything you could do with the Stargate franchise.

    I enjoy Atlantis, and it will leave a hole in my Friday night line-up, that certainly isn't being filled by Sanctuary.
     
  3. Roflcore

    Roflcore Mildly Dipped

    579
    Nov 2, 2008
    Haven't seen it yet, but I know whats it about. Style might be alright but Ep19 is just..plain wrong. Whole Season 5 was really poor
     
  4. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    I'm right there with yu pally. Hopefully the new stargate show is decent.
     
  5. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    while i was watching this episode... i kept thinking "is this CSI or is this stargate?"

    as for being a 2nd to last epi for SGA, they didnt really go into how these events affect our reality outside of a not-so-subtle hint at the end. plus they killed off sheppherd!

    overall i was very pleased with the episode, but not pleased it was the 2nd to last.

    they are supposed to be doing a SGA movie this summer with release on dvd later this year, but that just makes me think its a cop-out for not trying harder to wrap things up.
     
  6. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    I thought it perfect that they killed of Shepard, with the man in black playing as the screen faded to black... pure art. That and that was only a Shepard in that reality. I keep thinking back on the episode and am just so impressed.

    I too thought it funny that they were grabbing video themes from both CSI and the show "Vegas". All in all, it was a unique episode and I think it illustrates the talents of those behind the stargate franchise in the eyes of their peers.

    I too am not happy about the cancellation. The cancellation of SGA is just another example of why the house needs to be cleaned at Sci-Fi. Mark Stern forgot that fortune favors the bold some time ago. He and his cohorts have started looking for anything with ratings sci-fi or not and tossing it on the air. I can't wait for Diamond Dallas Page to put a royal ass whoppin on Booker T! ... Or something like that... :cry:
     
  7. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    yes, i like the idea of them killing sheppherd too. nice to see a main cast memeber die every once in a while, and have them "survive" to continue on in the show.

    i wish they would bring back rainbow sun franks for the last epi but i dont think they will ever.

    the cancellation of SGA has nothing to do with SCI-FI channel or the production team in canada, its due to MGM.

    they want to do 5 seasons per "series" and then start new ones. so every 5 years we get a new show.
     
  8. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004

    I miss Rainbow Sunshine.

    I was not aware of MGM having the say in that... Yet, I still have more reasons than I can count to despise ol' Mark there.
     
  9. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    SCI-FI likes the ratings that SGA has been getting. they consider anything over a 2.0 share for total viewing a success and they usually average 1.2-1.4 share per viewing on friday nights.

    the production crew in canada loves SGA because it lets them do stories not constrained by the MW galaxy which is why they are going with the destiny idea for the next series. they like to keep their shows grounded in the ancients as its the whole basis of the show and history.

    i am interested in the new show, im just dissapointed in how slow SGA has been moving their plots along. i wish they would go more into the whole wraith thing and their impact.

    i am also dissapointed that SGA ends not with AT LEAST a 2 parter and preferably a 3 parter, but with a single epi :(
     
  10. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign The Douchelord Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    So whats the next one?
     
  11. TheWesDude

    TheWesDude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 25, 2005
    stargate universe.

    the story is the ancients setup 2 ships with(out?) inter-galactic drives. first one is the gate seeding ship that travels to different galaxies and plants stargates and DHDs. the 2nd ship is the Destiny which catalogues the planets seeded with stargates.

    there are actually 9 chevrons on a stargate, the canon now is that 8 lets you add the distance modifier for galaxies and the 9th chevron lets you ( at least as far as we know ) dial the 2 ships.


    addendum of assumption:

    my assumption is that the 9th chevron lets you dial specific objects/locations rather than stargates, and can even be used (with proper handling ) things like ring platforms. we know the ancients had ring platforms due to the ori having them in S9/10 but no actual stargates. my assumption is that the ori used the ring platforms to "dial" stargates. the only stargates we have seen the ori use is the ones that their ships exit out of ( supergates ).
     
  12. quietfanatic

    quietfanatic Ancient One

    Dec 10, 2003
    I was not blown away by the acting, writing and structure, which ranged from average to poor by SGA standards. The choppy editing and camerawork was annoying rather than refreshing, but there were numerous nice touches. It's probably the best season five episode. I can believe that the production team is capable of using different styles and borrowing from different genres, but I wasn't impressed by the gimmick. I like to avoid CSI and the like. There was still a bit of that friendly B grade vibe, which they might not be happy with. It's great that they seem to love making the show, and I think Joel Goldsmith and some other minor celebrities were playing cards. Still, I was reminded of how much better the acting and setting was in No Country for Old Men and Life on Mars, which is by far the best TV series I've seen for years. I'll be curious to see if the Yanks butcher it for their remake.

    I assume they'll use the movie to resolve the Pegasus/Wraith arc.

    The kill/resurrect major character thing in SGA has been annoying.