New Stargate

  • Jul. 20th, 2017 at 10:19 PM
theemdash: (M Squee)
I'm not sure that I really have the words for this.

There's going to be more Stargate. A 10-episode digital series. That's exciting news enough, but...

It's going to be about Catherine Langford's early years.

It's going to be FEMALE-LEAD STARGATE.

Look at that beautiful thumbnail of A WOMAN in front of the Stargate:




ETA: Continuing to add icing to this delicious cake: the director is a woman.

Two Things About SG-1 Season 10

  • Jul. 15th, 2017 at 12:37 PM
theemdash: (SG-1 Vala)
I am finally up to Season 10 in my rewatch and I have two things to say:

1. Did I possibly never watch my Season 10 DVDs? Because this menu doesn't look familiar. Season 10 is the only one that I have digitally so I have watched it A TON but that also means it's possible I never watched the DVDs. HUH.

2. Am I the only one who's bothered that Teal'c notices there's no birds in "Morpheus" and Sam asks him to confirm when the conversation was the other way around in "The First Commandment"?

"The First Commandment"
TEAL'C: Is there a problem, Doctor Carter?
CARTER: No birds.*

DANIEL: What is it?
TEAL'C: Birds.
CARTER: What birds?
TEAL'C: My point exactly. I first noticed in the village and now here in the forest as well—an unusual stillness. There are no birds, or any other animal life for that matter.*

While I can come up with some in-world explanations for this, I'm bothered that Amanda Tapping's reaction in "Morpheus" seems to indicate that she hadn't noticed the lack of birds. I feel like even with the added responsibility of being co-command of SG-1 she still would have noticed the birds. (And yes, I realize this is a potential continuity error 9 years apart.)

*Transcripts snagged from SG-1 Solutions

3. Actually, I have a third thing to say: It still surprises me every time Daniel is arguing in favor of putting Vala on SG-1 that he likens her situation to Teal'c and not himself. Yes, Teal'c and Vala have things in common being aliens and potentially having conflicts of loyalty, but Daniel had to argue for his place on SG-1, too. Moreover he was arguing to look for his wife, and Vala is—kind of, if not explicitly—searching for her husband and child. You'd think Daniel would see that connection. (Of course he could be willfully trying to not identify with her.)

Anyway, I still love SG-1. From the start to the finish.

Ra with an Ancient Tablet?

  • Feb. 5th, 2017 at 9:14 PM
theemdash: (Daniel Huh)
Friends, I'm watching "Full Circle" and I have a question for you: What was Ra doing with an Ancient tablet?

Actually I have another question: Are there any fics that explore this? Because this? This is VERY INTERESTING. Ra gets largely glossed over since he died in the movie, so the idea that he might have been researching Ancients—or even knew enough to look for Atlantis—is very interesting. Also, that sheds some new thoughts on what other adventures the Moebius SG-1 team might have been having in Ancient Egypt (because that is still a thing I think about a lot actually).

So, anyway, thoughts about this? Fics about this? We must discuss.

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.
theemdash: (Daniel Intention)
On the off-chance someone new to SG-1 wants to read this post, this contains pretty heavy spoilers for the end of Season 5 and beginning of Season 6.

I watched "Meridian," "Revelations," and the beginning of Season 6 earlier this week and I have to say, this is how you handle character death )

The Breaking of SG-1 (Season 4)

  • Dec. 11th, 2016 at 11:32 AM
theemdash: SG-1 classic team (SG-1 Team)
Currently watching SG-1 and alternating all-caps text about Daniel Jackson to [personal profile] sopdetly, [personal profile] imthelobster, and [ profile] getaway_machine. A quarter of the texts are about how snarky or pretty he is, half of the texts are about him being pure and loyal and persistent, and the last quarter usually relate to Jack in some way (because I am predictable). I'm not quite sure what year it is, but I'm enjoying the hell out of my rewatch and rekindling my obsession.

I have a lot of love for Season 4 even though Jack and Daniel are (arguably) the most at odds during this season. In fact, the season literally starts with Daniel separated from the rest of the team ("Small Victories") and there are a good many episodes in which Daniel is pulled away from the team and operating largely outside of the team dynamic ("The First Ones," "Scorched Earth," "Beneath the Surface," "Prodigy"...). And even if Daniel is with the team, there are a bunch of episodes in which he's separated from Jack ("Watergate," "Tangent," "The Curse," "Chain Reaction"...). It puts a lot of stress on the "solid foundation" of friendship the viewers have seen in the first three seasons and is probably why all the slashers freak out when Jack pushes Daniel's glasses up in "The Serpent's Venom." (Oh yes, years removed from SG-1 fandom, but you'd better believe I still remember that moment.)

I always thought "2010" was odd because of how detached the team seems in the future—and not just Jack, because Daniel seems oddly "shut off" as well. But seeing how "2010" is a conjectured future from the status quo of Season 4, yeah, that makes sense because the team is an utter mess during Season 4. Daniel gets loaned out to other SG teams more and more often—that's what he's doing in "The First Ones," and then he doesn't even appear in "Prodigy" because he's off with SG-11, which is basically his other team (and now I want to write fic about that, someone remind me of that later)—and that's the crack that allows—or pushes—Daniel to accept Ascension at the end of Season 5. It's odd that one of my favorite seasons is the season that pushes my favorite character to the side of the team dynamic. (My other favorite season—and I can't really choose a favorite between the two—is Season 7, which is the exact opposite of Season 4, melding the team into a unit as solid and co-dependent as it was in the two seasons.) Admittedly, I like tension and angst, so maybe that's part of what I enjoy about Season 4, but I do think its odd because as the season goes on it feels more and more like Daniel is estranged from SG-1. He fits in occasionally, but there are many times when his odd-shaped piece doesn't fit snuggly with the rest of the puzzle.

So, uh, yeah. I've been having some thoughts about SG-1 and story structure. Apparently. >.> What year is it?

A Brief Two for My SG-1 Flisters

  • Dec. 9th, 2016 at 5:47 PM
theemdash: SG-1 classic team (SG-1 Team)
Do I spoiler cut for a show that's been off the air for almost 10 years? (Also, please scream with me over that thought.)

(1) For some reason I always remember that I greatly dislike "Divide and Conquer" and assume it's entirely because of what feels (to me) like some very forced Jack/Sam-iness. And I completely forget that it is also the episode in which spoiler ) You'd think I'd remember an event like that, and yet it surprises me every time I watch it. Weird, right?

(2) I turned my DVD back on to sit down to watch another episode and realized "Window of Opportunity" is up. I of course reacted by saying, "Woo, it's WoO!" I'd blame it on the cold medicine, only that silliness is for sure just me.

Well That Was a Feel Down Memory Lane

  • Dec. 7th, 2016 at 9:01 AM
theemdash: (SG-1 Jack & Daniel The Light)
I've been rewatching SG-1 and just hit Season 4. During Season 3, especially after "Forever in a Day," I was doing a little lip-biting over some of the Jack and Daniel interactions, especially the "solid foundation" in "Shades of Grey" and Jack's reminder of Daniel's shoes in "Maternal Instinct."

But then I hit "Small Victories."

And Daniel rushing to the 'gate room when the rest of SG-1 gates in.

And then Daniel having to make the call to detonate the sub with Jack and Teal'c still on it.

And Jack and Daniel communicating with just their names.

And then Daniel realizing Jack and Teal'c were okay and becoming wordless in his joy.


Where is my fic folder of unfinished ideas???

PS Does anyone have any fic recs set around early season 4? I can't remember anything set around "Small Victories." (Also, sadly many of my bookmarks are dead and I haven't been diligent about finding if the fics have been reposted elsewhere.)

PPS Maybe this will encourage me to actually archive everything on AO3 like I keep saying I will.

Stargate Continuum

  • Jul. 29th, 2008 at 8:05 PM
theemdash: SG-1 classic team (SG-1 Team)
So, I have something to admit.

I forgive Sci-Fi for cancelling SG-1.

It's true. Because if they hadn't have cancelled SG-1, the writers and crew would not have had the time and focus to actually write and film a story this good. HOLY CRAP. 90% of this movie is about the characters and not things exploding. It is everything I love about SG-1 and pretty much nothing I have ever hated about it.

I . . . I cannot express how very, very happy I am with this film.

Dude. I liked Serenity, but this is what Serenity should have been.

Now please excuse me while I go watch the movie again.

Minor Spoiler & Daniel Flailing )

ETA If you didn't like Continuum, I'm very sorry for you. I can probably come up with actual critiques later, but right now I'm basking. And flailing. And trying not to squeal too much.

I Have Seen The Ark

  • Mar. 11th, 2008 at 9:47 PM
theemdash: SG-1 classic team (SG-1 Team)
. . . and it was filled with Truth. Also, hot boys.


For anyone interested in Special Features, the panel from Comic Con is on the disc. I'd just like to flail that I was there! *flails* Now I don't have to worry about the fact that I never wrote up my con report. ;)


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