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GateGipsy
April 30th, 2004, 07:03 AM
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First plot info on SG-1's 'Covenant'
APRIL 25, 2004
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The first details have surfaced for the upcoming Season Eight episode "Covenant!" Largely an Earth-bound episode, "Covenant" will see the introduction of a new character intended to be recurring: Andrew Colson.
The episode was written by Ron Wilkerson and Robert C. Cooper, from a story by Wilkerson -- who served as SG-1's story editor back in Season Five (http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s5/index.shtml), and penned such episodes as "Between Two Fires" (http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s5/509.shtml) and "Red Sky." (http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s5/505.shtml) Martin Wood will direct.

bcmilco
May 1st, 2004, 12:20 PM
Why is it that the SGC cannot handle people finding out about the program... They always seem to screw it up big-time... Haven't they learned anything yet?

And if Colson doesn't have/had a 'thing' for Carter I'll be shocked... in a good way... My guess is they have him try to make a play for her... *sigh* not another one...

On a positive note I really like Martin Wood I think he's a great director and I love his DVD commentaires the most :)

Lord Loz
May 1st, 2004, 01:25 PM
Agreed. Martin Wood is brilliant. The commentary he did with Chris Judge on Changeling was brilliant :D

It does seem to be the way now that anyone working with Carter falls for her...

Teal'c
May 1st, 2004, 03:36 PM
Not....... Hammond! :P

Freelancer
May 1st, 2004, 05:10 PM
Finally, The Sgc Will Be Known To The World

Otis
May 5th, 2004, 07:57 PM
Martin Wood always does a great job. Does anyone else think Colson might replace Pete?

bcmilco
May 5th, 2004, 08:00 PM
spoilers for "Affinity"
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No, because according to spoilers for Affinity Pete is still in the picture.

Madeleine
May 5th, 2004, 08:39 PM
I'm not over-enthused about this one. Where's the draw in "someone might know too much about the SGC"? We've had that before, has it not been done enough?

X-Files did conspiracy theory stuff well, cos we were as clueless as M&S were and wanted to uncover the mysteries with them. People investigating secret stuff isn't so interesting when you're loyalties are with the secret-keepers.

I hope this storyline doesn't extend into more eps, I want as much ofworld exploration of weird and wonderful worlds as can be fitted into a mere 20 eps!

bcmilco
May 5th, 2004, 08:50 PM
I'm not over-enthused about this one. Where's the draw in "someone might know too much about the SGC"? We've had that before, has it not been done enough?

Yes, IMO it has.


X-Files did conspiracy theory stuff well, cos we were as clueless as M&S were and wanted to uncover the mysteries with them. People investigating secret stuff isn't so interesting when you're loyalties are with the secret-keepers.

That's a good point, and very true. :)


I hope this storyline doesn't extend into more eps

The character will, but hopefully he'll just be the catalyst for change in the galaxy... well I can hope can't I? :D


I want as much ofworld exploration of weird and wonderful worlds as can be fitted into a mere 20 eps!

Yes, why did scifi only order 20 episodes? Does anyone know their reasoning?

Darren
May 5th, 2004, 11:07 PM
Yes, why did scifi only order 20 episodes? Does anyone know their reasoning?
Money, almost certainly. With the show's pricetag slowly notching up each year (inflation and all that), the network probably decided they didn't want to pay more for S8 than they did for S7.

Hence, they could only afford 20 episodes.

Hopefully they'll spend the rest of their budget this next year on something more worth-while than Mad Mad House and recycled syndication series. I could really go for some ... oh, I don't know -- science fiction?!!

bcmilco
May 5th, 2004, 11:21 PM
Money, almost certainly. With the show's pricetag slowly notching up each year (inflation and all that), the network probably decided they didn't want to pay more for S8 than they did for S7.

But the show still get's them the best ratings they've ever had, I fail to see the logic in that thinking...

My first instinct was that it was money related, but then I saw ads for Mad Mad House :eek: and Tripping the Rift, :eek: :eek: and figured, if their throwing money away they must have some to spare. :D

Frankly I don't know why they thought that trash would interest viewers like us, the scifi watching population. ;)

I really hope they learned their lesson and put on some more worth while shows.

****

Covenent, yes, still not looking forward to it that much... :D

Livi2Jack
May 6th, 2004, 12:10 AM
For the full story click HERE (http://www.gateworld.net/news/episodeupdate.html#newsitem1082926248,36319,)

First plot info on SG-1's 'Covenant'
APRIL 25, 2004
http://www.gateworld.net/graphics/clear.gif
The first details have surfaced for the upcoming Season Eight episode "Covenant!" Largely an Earth-bound episode, "Covenant" will see the introduction of a new character intended to be recurring: Andrew Colson.
The episode was written by Ron Wilkerson and Robert C. Cooper, from a story by Wilkerson -- who served as SG-1's story editor back in Season Five (http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s5/index.shtml), and penned such episodes as "Between Two Fires" (http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s5/509.shtml) and "Red Sky." (http://www.gateworld.net/sg1/s5/505.shtml) Martin Wood will direct.
So, maybe it is really a Donald Trump character with an ego out of control looking for a reality tv gig on who gets to be on Stargate?

Beckmen
May 7th, 2004, 03:36 AM
A big chunk of the budget must be going into RDA's pocket to keep him around.

Too early for me to have a real opinion of this episode. Could be good, could be fodder.

KorbenDirewolf
May 7th, 2004, 04:44 AM
I was wondering how long the "Meteor Shower That Only Hit Strategic Targets" story would hold up..

Teal'c
May 7th, 2004, 11:20 AM
I was wondering how long the "Meteor Shower That Only Hit Strategic Targets" story would hold up..
Probably until the start of this episode :P

DarkQuee1
May 7th, 2004, 05:21 PM
A big chunk of the budget must be going into RDA's pocket to keep him around.

I'm sorry, but I thought that was uncalled for and insulting. And without proof.

J.

crowhop
May 11th, 2004, 11:08 AM
So, maybe it is really a Donald Trump character with an ego out of control looking for a reality tv gig on who gets to be on Stargate?

Oh, great. Now I have a vision of this character as a flabby middle-aged guy with the male equvalent of a bouffant whipped into a combover.
I may not sleep well for weeks.

keshou
May 13th, 2004, 04:43 PM
I just read that Charles Shaughnessy (The Nanny, Days of Our Lives) is playing Andrew Colson in this episode. His website reports that he's in Vancouver shooting "Covenant" now.

http://www.charles-shaughnessy.com/stargate.html

I'm looking forward to seeing this episode now! I used to be a big Days fan and loved Charles Shaughnessy (he played Shane and was quite the "Days" heartthrob for several years).

bcmilco
May 13th, 2004, 06:48 PM
Hey, thanks for the info!

They said he's a pilot, I wonder if that's going to play into the character arc in some way...