Tuesday night and another ep of SG1...
1. Let's face it, this two parter was very highly anticipated and 99% of us at least know why. However the big event was yet to happen in this ep.
2. What we got was our guys looking very out of the element and I don't blame Hammond for acting as he did. The fact is as he said "Cameras don't just record things they change what they record". All observers do that to some extent.
3. This made Bergman seem slightly annoying. I mean I sympathised with him a bit, the guy was just trying to do his job but why couldn't he see that no one was comfortable with him there and trying to make them comfortable was just going to be a waste of time?
4. SG13 was interesting purely from a characterisation perspective, for a group of one-off characters they were actually pretty solid.
And then we had the To be continued...
There were a lot of interesting moments:
- The interview with Teal'c
- Jack being his usual smartass
- SG-13 looked like a fun team (not as fun as SG-1 though)
- Kinsey still being a jerk, even with those cameras around.
Tomorrow, Episode 150, someone's gonna die.
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Wasn't looking forward to this, especially the second part..
Saul Rubinek is good though.
"Thanks to denial, I'm immortal."
"A big 'Hello' to all intelligent life out there, and for everyone else, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys!"
"Excuse me, barmaid? You seem to have brought me the wrong offspring. I ordered an extra large boy with beefy arms, extra guts and glory on the side. This here, this is a talking fishbone!"
"I'm Jack. It means... what's in the box?"
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Bregman was the narrator of this piece, wonderfully played by Saul Rubinek, his performance was so heartfelt. Made the episode a joy to watch for the first time and every re-watch since!
Through his attempt to give a face to the people of the SGC we learned a lot about the SGC. We knew they were heroes, but here we had a chance to get to the essence of what made the people of the SGC who they were. We saw what they were up against in their daily lives and Bregman only wanted to catalogue the lives and actions of some exceptional, yet ordinary people that even we as the viewer take for granted. The fantastic scene with SG-13 discussing ordinary things that people at any job would with their colleagues was a great piece of drama and superbly acted. What a great way to remind us who these people, whose adventures we follow really are!
The writing was superb in my opinion and makes this and part two one of the highlights of the whole franchise.
This episode reminds me of the Star Trek: TNG episode, "Lower Decks" We got to see the SGC from a prespective that is not SG1. First you get an outsider perspective of the film crew. We are use to seeing the free reign SG1 gets its weird to see all the restriction that the film crew has. Also we get to see an average mission from the backup SG team. SG1 doesn't do the average missions. Since they are the front line team they get the really important missions. So I really like seeing these different perspectives even if Bregman is kind of a jerk in this episode.
In Young We Trust
Yes this was excellent.
Teal'c was interviewed and it went great