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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2008, 10:44:40 AM »
Whispers -- Which Mallozzi has been talking about on his blog for the past six months.  Mainly because he got to write a horror story, and also work with some of the great women from low-grade sci-fi.  Dax #2 from DS9, and the wonderful Christina Cox (I love her -- http://www.christinacox.com/).

Problem is, Mallozzi's not a good writer.  Forward field operatives, military or not, don't here panicked machine gun fire and go:

"What's that?"

"I don't know."

Man, Atlantis has been five years of panicked machine gun fire.

Then:

"12 pods.  So there's 12 of those things."

"Minus the one you took out."

"Then that makes 11."

Uh...thanks!  But that lesson might have been done better at 6am on a PBS channel with Muppets.

I think even the common American TV watcher can subtract one from twelve.

But, still, a better episode than the trash we've been given this season.  You know, it's got girls with guns, and girls that we enjoyed watching on other shows.


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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2008, 11:18:19 AM »
So I just watched the latest episode, and I can't recall any of it.  I did drift away and start doing chores halfway through...

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2008, 10:01:18 AM »
So I just watched the latest episode, and I can't recall any of it.  I did drift away and start doing chores halfway through...

Ha Ha...it was about Teyla turning into a Wraith Queen.  But it took me a few minutes to remember.  The horror one was great other than being written at a 1st grade level. 

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #33 on: September 15, 2008, 10:03:31 AM »
God, awful.  Teyla episodes are always retarded. 

Yeah, Whispers was passable.  That's their shining star for this season! We need Atlantis to go to bed now.  Get moving with Universe!

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #34 on: September 15, 2008, 10:07:14 AM »
It really does suck.  Although this weeks episode has potential for good action.  Ronan running around killing everything that moves.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2008, 09:38:31 AM »
Oh, thank god.  Friday's episode was pretty good.  Standard Vancouver forest chase with clumsy yet unbeatable Wraith, and just Rodney, Keller and Ronon. 

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2008, 03:18:00 PM »
Of course now that they are cancelled, we get two good episodes in a row.  New bad guys too.  A little too much like the Borg, but whatever.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2008, 11:48:30 PM »
I like how Michael Shanks stole every scene he was in.

Yeah, great episode.  Please have more riced out puddle jumpers!

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2008, 02:30:03 PM »
News on the characters of Stargate Universe

http://www.gateworld.net/news/2008/09/meet_the_istargate_universei_tea.shtml

In college and yet somehow gets stranded on a spaceship.  That's one hell of an exchange program.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2008, 02:38:58 PM »
Oh man, it sounds terrible!  SG-1 meets every single spaceship-based sci-fi out there, eh? 

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2008, 03:04:35 PM »
I'm already leary....this has the potential to be an "Enterprise"

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2008, 03:06:09 PM »
More like Voyager, really.  Trapped on the ship, no help from earth, no Doctor (though here we get the hot young medic instead of Robert Picardo), a troubled crew...

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2008, 03:07:51 PM »
Yea I see that too.  I was mainly referring to having a good premise and just blowing it.  Of course the same could be said for Voyager too.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2008, 03:08:52 PM »
And...Atlantis.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2008, 12:05:37 PM »
Okay!  Back to crappy episodes.  I swear I've seen this plotline six times already this season alone.