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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #60 on: December 23, 2008, 09:47:09 AM »
No, let me watch them when they air here.  We'll discuss in January.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #61 on: December 23, 2008, 09:50:01 AM »
Ah, savor the torture as Sci Fi stretches out the final two episodes over the next year, right?  I fully expect them to air 19 on Jan 2nd, then say hiatus before the finale until the summer.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #62 on: December 23, 2008, 09:52:36 AM »
Can you burn it to a disc and then we can watch it Friday?

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #63 on: December 23, 2008, 09:55:11 AM »
Has to be watched on a computer... But, yes, it's on my flash drive now.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #64 on: December 23, 2008, 12:13:53 PM »
Episode 19.  Vegas

Having this as the penultimate episode actually kind of suits what the series should have been.  It's just terrific.  Dreamy, grittier than usual, and it's got a rocking classic rock/heavy metal soundtrack.  No Country for Old Men meets old school serial killer flicks meets an episode of Bones...meets Stargate

I started out thinking "Oh god...come on Stargate," and after 10 minutes I was hooked.  At 12 minutes in I wanted this episode to be the pilot for a spinoff series.

So here's the thing...this was filmed as the last episode, which would have been truly awesome.  But they've rejigged it to be more of an intro for episode 20.  Or maybe episode 20 is a prequel.  I'll find out shortly.  Either way, I have my fears.  If they had ended with this one, it would have single-handedly redeemed the franchise.  Because what a daring thing to do. 

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #65 on: December 23, 2008, 01:51:38 PM »
And...the end of Atlantis.  Enemy at the Gates

My pre-air has "temp visual effects" stamped on all the ship battle stuff and it's still awesome...so might watch this again when it broadcasts. 

And not a prequel to the last episode.  After some ship battle wankery, we pick up where episode 19 left us. 

This one is also a great finale in that it delivers all the traditional stuff -- SGC, a fully powered Atlantis, a Don Davis nod, and a high stakes showdown.

So I'm happy to say that the show gets a great send-off.  And a fresh beginning for the movies...

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« Reply #66 on: January 10, 2009, 02:30:54 PM »
Just got the last two episodes into me.  You're right, a proper send off.  And "Vegas"...wow, I didn't want it to end.  Awesome stuff.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2009, 02:36:36 PM »
Yeah, I'm still thinking about "Vegas."  What a great episode.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #68 on: January 14, 2009, 03:30:03 PM »
So I bought seasons 1 and 2 the other week to help me recoup from this death cold I had.  The difference in those seasons and the later ones is amazing.

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Re: Atlantis Season Five: Hard rebooting the soft reboot
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2009, 07:08:55 AM »
So I bought seasons 1 and 2 the other week to help me recoup from this death cold I had.  The difference in those seasons and the later ones is amazing.

And Torri Higginson on NCIS this week makes me realize how much I liked her.  Though I still would have liked Picardo in there from the beginning....
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