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Alex Rubit
September 28th, 2005, 02:15 PM
Stargate: Horizon - Season Two
"Connection"

"Connection"
Ep: 2.03
Release Date: October 6th 2005
Story by Joe Hodkiss & Alex Rubit
Teleplay by Alex Rubit

As an experiment with the Stargate puts Horizon in danger, one member of the Horizon team must deal with a dark chapter of his past.

Alex Rubit
October 6th, 2005, 01:03 PM
The all new episode "Connection" is now online, and available for download on the Stargate: Horizon homepage (http://www.stargatehorizon.com).

We hope you enjoy the episode, and don't forget to stop back here for comments and discussion! ;)

AzMcNeil
October 6th, 2005, 02:13 PM
Great episode! It would be awesome if later in the season, the crew realizes that it wasn't a pulsar that screwed up the gate, but something far more sinister. Enoly or Drague perhaps! HAHAHAHA :)


HAHAHAHA 1st post!

Elite Anubis Guard
October 6th, 2005, 11:54 PM
I really enjoyed this episode. A nice and impressive normal episode. I'm glad Sato got promoted, he really deserved that. I thought the scenes with the Valiant flying around the Horizon where great and would have been visually impressive. Nice to see Walters, still got a job as well.

Although, I did find Hoffmann rather annoying this episode.

SierraGulf1
October 8th, 2005, 08:52 AM
I could see how Zach could be annoying to some. I've just read "Troika," and I'll tell you that we see him a bit more next week. At times, he's a bit overactive, but other times he can be a good guy.

Alex Rubit
October 11th, 2005, 02:57 PM
I personally love those little "Zach moments." :D

But, yeah, in "Troika" we might actually get to see him from a bit more of a different side.

Elite Anubis Guard
October 20th, 2005, 11:51 PM
How's the making of this coming along?

Alex Rubit
October 21st, 2005, 07:12 AM
How's the making of this coming along?

I should finally be getting to it over the weekend. Perhaps it'll be ready for release around Sunday. I'm looking forward to let everyone in on what these two deleted scenes were all about. ;)

Elite Anubis Guard
October 21st, 2005, 10:29 AM
Lovely, can't wait. The BTS are always interesting.

cheese
September 9th, 2006, 07:42 AM
Review

Tom's story in this one was very well done, the nightmare's and mysterious woman created a nice little thread that gave us a bit of insight into some of his time away. Where as I felt he was a bit under developed in Season One he really is getting a good share of "screentime" much to the benefit of the show.

The Stargate "sounds" idea isn't one I like that much (as mentioned in Contagion) but it is an established one in the 'gate universe. In this episode though I thought it was actually explained and used pretty well. That goes for the big experiment in general. This these type of scenes can feel boring and logically silly, but here it all felt like it made sense.

Bay'Lar is another interesting character to bring in. His history with Sivea and his dislike is sure to making him dramatically good to have around. The show is getting quite an extensive addition of characters this season.

Sato being given command of Valiant I think was a good move, I think it brings better definition to everyone's role on the station, particularly Grant who seemed to be doing three jobs at once sometimes.

Again a quick appearance from a familiar face, always nice to see things like this.

At times the episode felt odd, in some ways it was a big technological danger episode. At times though the big event felt background to the drama, making it a fairly quiet character development episode. I think overall the balance was right.

Zach again irritated. I trust though that his character is going somewhere and has some part to play in bigger things.

I was struck by how little Lenori's absence has been felt in the season so far. The new characters and developments have filled the gap left by him nicely. I'm wondering if they'll be room when he appears again (I assume we'll be seeing him again anyway).

Overall a soild episode, lifted by some interesting character development.

SierraGulf1
September 9th, 2006, 08:58 AM
Review

Tom's story in this one was very well done, the nightmare's and mysterious woman created a nice little thread that gave us a bit of insight into some of his time away. Where as I felt he was a bit under developed in Season One he really is getting a good share of "screentime" much to the benefit of the show.

Yeah, with eigth regulars it can be difficult to emcompass everyone, so it takes a while to get to certain characters sometimes. But I think this little arc in which Tom got sent back brought his character front and center and gave him some good development.


Bay'Lar is another interesting character to bring in. His history with Sivea and his dislike is sure to making him dramatically good to have around. The show is getting quite an extensive addition of characters this season.

Indeed, with the new established Vorian presence, we're trying to create a community feel similar to Atlantis, with the introduction of characters such as Callen, Bay'lar, and Zach. All three characters have some interesting things ahead of them in the future.


Sato being given command of Valiant I think was a good move, I think it brings better definition to everyone's role on the station, particularly Grant who seemed to be doing three jobs at once sometimes.

Yeah, now Grant can focus as commander of Horizon-1 while Callen takes over the station and Sato takes over the Valiant. Sato's new position also allows him to have a stronger presence and position of authority around the station.


At times the episode felt odd, in some ways it was a big technological danger episode. At times though the big event felt background to the drama, making it a fairly quiet character development episode. I think overall the balance was right.

Glad you thought so. Since I took no part in the creation of the ep, I can say that Alex and Joe did a nice job with this one.


I was struck by how little Lenori's absence has been felt in the season so far. The new characters and developments have filled the gap left by him nicely. I'm wondering if they'll be room when he appears again (I assume we'll be seeing him again anyway).

Overall a soild episode, lifted by some interesting character development.

Perhaps Lenori will indeed come back... Perhaps sooner than you think. :)

Alex Rubit
September 9th, 2006, 10:04 AM
I'm also glad you liked the episode (and previous ones), cheese.

It's always great and very insightful to read your reviews. I'm looking forward to seeing your thoughts on what lies ahead. :)

Thor's Pal
February 23rd, 2007, 04:29 PM
Just read it and something is bugging me:

Doesn't the Spacegate have its own indepentant power source? Why not just 'kaswosh' it like what Cam did to the long range comunication device?

Elite Anubis Guard
February 23rd, 2007, 04:58 PM
I think this was written before that episode aired.

Alchemist
February 25th, 2007, 03:24 AM
I shudder to think what would happen to a gate if you chucked its power source into the kawoosh.

jelgate
November 21st, 2007, 12:46 PM
*Do Not Read If You Do Not Want To Be Spoiled*

Jelgate's Two Cents
This episode was in a word.. bad. I'm sorry I felt that this episode counterdicted the science of Stargate. You want to say that the eight cheveron dials you into a new network and not a new galaxy, ok. But it is not possible to do that without a ZPM. It was stated way back in S2 of SG-1 that to maintain a stable wormhole with an 8th chervon requires a ZPM. Now that I'm done with my ranting, I'll go with the stuff I liked. I really enjoyed seeing Tom struggle his return with Horizon. The dreams show that Tom was pshchological tramuatized in the Enloy prisoon camp. David was always there supporting Tom and shows how there friendship has developed. Speaking of Tom, I don't know if its possible to use sheilds to drag an generator through space. I take that back SG-1 did that to asteroid in Fail Safe I :lol: when Grant fired Sato and promoted to the captain in the Valiant. I felt that Sieva, Grant, Christine, and Chase were background characters in this episode. They contributed very little to this episode. This episode makes me like Callen even more. In times of crsis he is able to be very calm. Hope your next episode is more enjoyable

Question
1)Will there be reprecusions now that Horizon is bascially powerless?

Alex Rubit
November 21st, 2007, 02:18 PM
*Do Not Read If You Do Not Want To Be Spoiled*

Jelgate's Two Cents
This episode was in a word.. bad. I'm sorry I felt that this episode counterdicted the science of Stargate. You want to say that the eight cheveron dials you into a new network and not a new galaxy, ok. But it is not possible to do that without a ZPM. It was stated way back in S2 of SG-1 that to maintain a stable wormhole with an 8th chervon requires a ZPM.

I have to say, I don't agree that this contradicts anything. It's been said in this episode specifically that these gates are different from the other Stargates. And that's the keyword, "different." So, yes, the way they work is different, but that does not contradict anything, since we've never seen these kinds of gates on SG-1 or Atlantis. If these were the same gates, I'd agree; it would be a huge contradiction. But considering that they're not the same gates, my oppinion is that we should be free to make them work however we'd like to... within reason.

I actually don't recall the exact explanation for how they were trying to use the eight chevron without a ZPM, but I do recall that it didn't work out too well, and nearly ended up destroying the station.


I felt that Sieva, Grant, Christine, and Chase were background characters in this episode.

With a large cast, this tends to happen. But I like that actually; it's an ensemble show. Especially in Season Four we've started approaching it that way more than ever. It ensures that all of the regulars will have their time to shine.

jelgate
November 21st, 2007, 03:32 PM
I have to say, I don't agree that this contradicts anything. It's been said in this episode specifically that these gates are different from the other Stargates. And that's the keyword, "different." So, yes, the way they work is different, but that does not contradict anything, since we've never seen these kinds of gates on SG-1 or Atlantis. If these were the same gates, I'd agree; it would be a huge contradiction. But considering that they're not the same gates, my oppinion is that we should be free to make them work however we'd like to... within reason.

I actually don't recall the exact explanation for how they were trying to use the eight chevron without a ZPM, but I do recall that it didn't work out too well, and nearly ended up destroying the station.
If thats the case, then they should have never gotten a lock to the Milky Way gate system.




With a large cast, this tends to happen. But I like that actually; it's an ensemble show. Especially in Season Four we've started approaching it that way more than ever. It ensures that all of the regulars will have their time to shine.
That was in no way a negative comment,just a comment. I understand that in a large cast not everyone gets a part. Ever think about killing someone off

Alex Rubit
November 21st, 2007, 08:31 PM
If thats the case, then they should have never gotten a lock to the Milky Way gate system.

Why not? The fact that they're different doesn't mean that they can't connect to each other. Like I said, I really don't remember the specifics of how they tried to dial the Earth gate, I'd have to read the episode again first. But with regards to ZPMs... it's possible that one day they might attempt this again, with a ZPM.


That was in no way a negative comment,just a comment. I understand that in a large cast not everyone gets a part. Ever think about killing someone off

Sure. We've thought about that.

jelgate
November 21st, 2007, 08:55 PM
Because its been stated that it takes massive amounts of energy to dial different gate systems, something only a ZPM can provide

Wineblood
November 22nd, 2007, 10:32 AM
Because its been stated that it takes massive amounts of energy to dial different gate systems, something only a ZPM can provide

I'm pretty sure that's because of the energy requirement to get a stable wormhole across 2 galaxies.

Alex Rubit
November 22nd, 2007, 05:00 PM
Because its been stated that it takes massive amounts of energy to dial different gate systems, something only a ZPM can provide

That's actually addressed in great detail in the episode. A lot of thought went into that, making sure that we don't contradict anything.

I'd suggest you re-read the episode, and pay specific attention to the scenes in which these things are explained. :)