I also realized this episode was sort of a "bottle show" to save money... besides the beginning with the puddle jumper but alot of that was probably stock footage. To think that Joe M said DV last week was one of the most expensive show SGA has ever made, up there with the first episode Rising. It just goes to show me that good writing kicks ass over big special effects any day.
Then she has to make sure she incorporates all of those little mannerisms into her movements and dialouge, making sure they'll be believable to the fans, and IMHO, they definetely were. I don't think they could have found anyone better to play Elizabeth.
Sig and avie by Oma-1.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; lean not on your own understanding. In all of ways acknowledge him, and he'll make your path straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
I had trouble picturing Weir when she was talking through the voice synthesizer and when she was in replicator form. I think that is what made this episode hard for me to like. I didn't get the feeling of Dr. Weir.
Steve, Bob and Todd. What chummy guys!
I mentioned this briefly in my review on page 1, but I really have to hand it to the director (whose name escapes me). That was some seriously strong direction. The camera work, the pacing, it was brilliant. Even the score was done so well that it enhanced every scene. At every commercial I was thinking to myself "This episode is so awesome! But wow, the production is insane."
And yeah, Michelle Morgan really showed how good of an actress she was. It is difficult to emulate someone else, and the fact that she really captured Weir was testament to that ability. Like I said, I would LOVE to see Torri Higginson and MM act together in a film/TV show. Two very gifted, and underrated actresses.
If the show was half this good all the time I would be ecstatic. This season has stepped up from season 4 (started off so good, but the second half was terrible), and Ghost in the Machine was the pinnacle of that. I don't think they'll top this one for a long time.
MS - "Boy, wow that's a great question!"
"Anyone know what SENTIENT means???"
Thank You SPARTACUS For An Amazing Ride.
Am I the only one that feels like that ending was 'the easy way out'? By that time, Atlantis and the remaining Replicators had gained the trust of each other. So why would they throw away the great chance for a powerful ally so they can have a half-dozen replicators floating around for the wraith to find? Who is to say the wraith wouldn't offer them "revenge" and use them as a weapon? I can't be the only one who sees this as a huge loss, and potential problem later on.
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Though, I think that having the computer typing first was a brilliant way to reinto the character. It let the audience imagine TH. Then, the synthesizer tried to mess with that internal picture by introducing a new, but distorted, voice. Finally, we get the new body. I thought it was wise to do it gradually, but that's just my opinion.
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And is anyone else confused why there were so disturstful of the replicators, even though it was their former commander Weir. Wouldn't you want the Asurans around to say, tell you how to build a ZPM??????