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The Problem with Nightwalkers

  • Jan. 12th, 2017 at 8:17 PM
theemdash: (SG-1 Jonas)
"Nightwalkers" is basically an X-Files episode, which is why it's a terrible SG-1 episode. I mean, there's even that moment when Jonas and Teal'c walk into the bar and everyone turns around. That is so X-Files. (Is it "Bad Blood" that has a moment like that? It doesn't matter, 75% of X-Files episodes take place in small towns, so it could have been any of them.)

But Jonas also eats a ridiculous amount of food in this episode, and that's a thing I'm behind. Lollipop, toast, french fries in a milkshake, hamburger (with a knife and fork!—Jonas, you'll never pass as American), and a ginger ale. Yes, this episode has A+ food game.

Another positive to "Nightwalkers"? "Abyss" follows it.

Random Fact About Em: I've never written a fic set during Season 6, though I've written a fic that heavily references "Abyss." I am ready to admit by biases. I am also ready to try to write a fic set in Season 6 or that at least is based around Jonas.

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jdjunkie: (Default)
[personal profile] jdjunkie wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 11:18 am (UTC)
Dude, the ONLY good thing about Nightwalkers (an ep I have only seen once!) is that the mighty Abyss follows it. *g*
theemdash: (Daniel Intention)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:04 pm (UTC)
LOL. One thing I've enjoyed about this rewatch is that I've hit a few episodes (like "Nightwalkers") and found something to enjoy, even if they're still weak episodes.
fignewton: (Daniel shoulderpatch)
[personal profile] fignewton wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 12:50 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you're a big Jonas fan! I grew to like him quite a bit when I watched S6 for the first time, one ep a week, in order (instead of the 3 Daniel ones, which is all I saw of S6 for years, heh.) He has a genuine character arc and it's very satisfying to watch him grow.

Still love Daniel best though. :)

I don't often self-link, but your comment here makes it irresistible, so: X is for X-Files. Jonas and Sam, with a coda post-Nightwalkers.
theemdash: (SG-1 Jonas)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 01:03 pm (UTC)
I love Jonas! I started watching SG-1 around the time when Season 7 was airing, but I watched in order. I already knew who Corin Nemec was from Parker Lewis Can't Lose and was super excited to get to his season, so even though I fell in love with Daniel in between, I was still excited to see the character and get to know him. He's delightful! And yes, I very much agree that he has a real character arc that makes him more than a "replacement." (And I still don't know why there wasn't an episode or movie that involved freeing Kelowna from Ori control.)

Ha ha, I'm going to have to read that fic, yes.
jdjunkie: (dannytongue)
[personal profile] jdjunkie wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 02:53 pm (UTC)
Hee. We're in line for some VERY interesting Jonas-based discussions when the rewatch hits season six, I can tell. Love this fandom. *g*
theemdash: (Daniel Huh)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 02:56 pm (UTC)
Yessss, I love this fandom so much.

I even love that there are people who "don't get," for example, Jonas, but there's totally civil discourse. Maybe I've been lucky about finding people who are reasonable, but I've rarely gotten into a fight over SG-1 opinions.
jdjunkie: (Default)
[personal profile] jdjunkie wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 03:06 pm (UTC)
I date back to the Daniel wars (when sites displayed "Daniel friendly" banners so you knew it was safe to post there as a Daniel fan) the ship wars (when slash fen were outed in RL, eugh). It wasn't pretty and those ugly times still raise their head sometimes. But, thankfully, these days, civility roooolz. Except when I'm presented with an icon of Jonas wielding a banana ... *VBG*
theemdash: (Daniel Bandana)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 03:22 pm (UTC)
Listen, that banana is beautiful. LOL.

Yeah, I'm vaguely aware there was a major fight around shipping and that there were ruffled feathers about Daniel. I hadn't even watched the show back when that was happening! I think the worst experiences I've had were some dude at a con insisting that slash was strictly and only written because the female writers wanted to sleep with the characters/actors, and then again, at a con, having to dismantle a dude who wanted to assume that "women were not real fans."
jdjunkie: (Danielhurts)
[personal profile] jdjunkie wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 03:48 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, I can suggest the perfect use for that banana. ;-)

As for your con experiences ... *points to icon*
theemdash: (Daniel Hi)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 09:45 pm (UTC)
The year after that slash panel we had a bouncer at the door checking IDs, but it was mostly to make sure that dude didn't come back. :P
pipisafoat: mulder (tv: x-files) slumped on his desk with the iconic I WANT TO BELIEVE poster in the background (deskflop)
[personal profile] pipisafoat wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 09:04 pm (UTC)
It's not Bad Blood! That's my favorite X-Files episode, so I can say that with 99% certainty even with my shit memory. (seriously though bad blood is one of the most amazing pieces of tv ever made and i'll stop now before that's all i talk about.)

I wrote a weird-ass Jonas-centric-ish fic once upon a time. here, jackson 2.0 - just reread it and it is weird indeed. i don't even know if i still like it or not! i think mostly because i haven't seen sg-1 in so, so long that i can't tell if it still feels right. i feel very comment-lacking because it's been so long since i watched sg-1. i just got all of SGA but i still own no SG-1 and know of no option to watch it.
theemdash: SG-1 classic team (SG-1 Team)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
"Bad Blood" is one of the best episodes of TV, but that moment feels like that episode, so I took a guess.

So, SG-1 is currently on Hulu. I don't know if that's an option for you, buuuut....
pipisafoat: a typewriter with a sheet of paper sticking out of it with a large heart on it (Default)
[personal profile] pipisafoat wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 09:41 pm (UTC)
that's handy! i'll have to see if i can find a free trial option or someone who has it and will share access with me (which is how i netflix; all hail my brother!)
theemdash: (SG-1 Sam/Cam)
[personal profile] theemdash wrote:
Jan. 13th, 2017 09:44 pm (UTC)
Free Hulu is more limited, so it might not be accessible or it might have commercials (but there is a totally free version). I have the SG-1 Box Set so I haven't watched via Hulu, I just know it's currently there.

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