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#126 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:48 PM

I was disappointed about how singular this episode was. There didn't seem to be much of anything else happening for the 12 hours they were on the planet.

I know they were low on clean air, but no one found a mysterious doohickey that does something useful?

I know its one of the first episodes, but if they want to suck me in go with a couple or 3-4 2 hour episodes to get the baseline going.

I agree somewhat ... it would have been nice to have a few more stories told than just the search for special sand and using the communication stones to swap bodies and provide updates. It seems that some of the 12 hours was spent cleaning the clogged filters, because they showed some vignettes about this, and they showed a lot of scenes with the citizens just slouching, I presume preserving their strength to not use up air....

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#127 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:52 PM

I ended up skipping over the "emotional" BS in a few spots. I'd rather see them stumbling around in sand than the senators wife trying to cry and drink for 2 minutes talking about nothing.

Maybe I wasn't paying enough attention but when they activated the ancient communication devices I was totally lost for about a minute. At first it looked like a flashback but then you realized it was real time. I admit I bailed on Atlantis after a season or two and missed some of the middle seasons of SG1 so maybe they would have made more sense to me if I saw every past episode. I understand the theory behind them but the way the scenes were cut I couldn't tell what was really going on until they talked to Oneil. I also assumed the annoying doctor lied about talking to him in episode 1 and they glossed over it in the last episode, there was a chance to say he had or hadn't, maybe Oneil didn't mention it to keep from having any more problems.

It was revealed in the latest episode (the 3rd hour of the pilot) that Rush did talk to O'Neill and apprise him of the current situation, and that's why Telford was just sitting there waiting - it was his project and he wanted to be the one to make contact if another opportunity arose.

I'll be honest and admit that I like the scenes that you call "emotional BS", as they fill in the characters background and give them weight. We learned that the Lieutenant (who in my head I keep calling Lieutenant Dan, from Forrest Gump - no idea why, but that's what I think when I see him) lost his parents when he was age 4, he was raised by a priest, he was preparing to be a priest, got a 16 year old pregnant and abandoned his calling, and the priest who raised him died from abuse of alcohol. That's a lot of baggage ... and for sure it will mean something in future episodes.

I hope to learn more about these people, as when I know them better, I'm more invested in them and therefore in the series. I like that connection ...

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:54 PM

And now on a totally different note, I didn't see any discussion about the swirling sand. Sentient?

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:35 PM

And now on a totally different note, I didn't see any discussion about the swirling sand. Sentient?


As soon as I saw it, that's what I said. The sand is sentient. Then I knew I was completely a geek and was happy.
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:39 PM

it would have been nice to have a few more stories told than just the search for special sand and using the communication stones to swap bodies and provide updates.


While I don't necessarily want him on the show, why didn't they gate Rodney back from Atlantis and have him use the communication stones and check out the ancient ship? Isn't he the best equipped of all SG personnel to find out what's wrong with the ship and help fix it (at least SG:A would make use think that)?
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 07:55 PM

And now on a totally different note, I didn't see any discussion about the swirling sand. Sentient?

There is no question in my mind the swirling sand was sentient, I just wonder how that will play into future episodes? I have a hard time believing the producers would build that up and then just leave it on the planet.
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#132 OFFLINE   Drew2k

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:04 PM

While I don't necessarily want him on the show, why didn't they gate Rodney back from Atlantis and have him use the communication stones and check out the ancient ship? Isn't he the best equipped of all SG personnel to find out what's wrong with the ship and help fix it (at least SG:A would make use think that)?

That brings up an excellent point regarding the use of the communication stones - they are going to have to come up with some "prohibition" on using them, or this could be a major oversight if they are not used when really needed. For example, there is no experienced medical doctor on board the Destiny, only a "medic". If someone falls ill and needs experienced care or surgery, why not just use the stones and swap in that experienced care, and do the same with a linguist when meeting a new race, or a botanist when finding new plants, etc.? What exactly are the limitations on using the stones? Should there be any?

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:05 PM

There is no question in my mind the swirling sand was sentient, I just wonder how that will play into future episodes? I have a hard time believing the producers would build that up and then just leave it on the planet.

I thought that as well, but the only way it will play into the story is if any of the sentient beings are trapped in the CO2 scrubbers, I guess, as they are likely never to return to that planet since they seem to be on a one way course!

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 07:54 AM

My guess is that the "sand" was an ascended ancient who is helping them out in their own subtle way.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:52 AM

As soon as I saw it, that's what I said. The sand is sentient. Then I knew I was completely a geek and was happy.


Ditto. Like the sentient crystal on the SG-1 episode.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:29 AM

What happened to the 2 people who dialed the locked address? Seems strange that they would leave that storyline without a resolution.

Are there going to be an aliens in this series or just them wondering thru space alone?

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:04 PM

Whew was that one boring episode. I am not very excited about where all of this is going, next week is the power crisis whooo looking forward ;)

As for the teleport Crystals, I had the same idea, why not send Carter, Rodney and two doctors over so they can at least get medical help and figure out what the ship is doing and how to fix it.

Now the little critter ship that flew off the mothership at the End, please dont tell me this is going to be the introduction of some sort of new villian.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:05 PM

What happened to the 2 people who dialed the locked address? Seems strange that they would leave that storyline without a resolution.

Are there going to be an aliens in this series or just them wondering thru space alone?


There are Aliens, and those two crew members will be found again, they have the addresses, maybe they can get there on the next stop.

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:41 PM

There are Aliens, and those two crew members will be found again, they have the addresses, maybe they can get there on the next stop.


I think that's what the little critter ship is for ...
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 07:25 AM

An Atlantis movie? Or something else?


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1288405/

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:09 PM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1288405/


Interesting, I guess they are going to wrap up the whole Wraith thing.
Most likely they will go down the Antidote story line with Tod again and get them eating regular food.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:46 PM

Sure it will be exciting. How many times will the exploration party run in to one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eaters? And variations of same? How many times will they come flying back through the gate only one or two seconds before it closes? How many will get left on a strange world inhabited by strange creatures because the strange creature grabbed their foot before they could get through the stargate? With all those worlds in all those universes just think of the possibilities man :P

Wow, was I prescient or what :lol: Admittedly the ones left weren't grabbed by a one eyed one horned flyin' purple people eater but the ones who returned only had seconds.

And I'm thinking that's not a critter ship. The Destiny is fully automated, right? And the Ancients were supposed to gate aboard, right? I think the little ship is an automated lifeboat. I'm kinda 1 1/2 for 2 now so what do you think? :P
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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:36 PM

That little ship that left the Destiny may be because the Destiny noticed that two members of the away team went to another planet and it's sending the ship to return them to the Destiny.
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Posted 15 October 2009 - 05:27 PM

I think its a critter. I saw one of those long adverts months ago and it showed some sort of creature on board the ship and it was being blown up in an explosion.
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