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EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 10:34 AM
Just felt like making it. :)
But I do agree it rocks. :D

Mio
July 19th, 2004, 10:36 AM
Just felt like making it. :)
But I do agree it rocks. :D
Agreed.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 10:36 AM
Why don't you make well thought-out points like he did in the ...sucks thread?

Mio
July 19th, 2004, 10:37 AM
Because there would be too many.

But one of my favorite things was how they got the science for the ZPMs correct....they are doing their homework :)

VirtualCLD
July 19th, 2004, 10:37 AM
I'm too lazy... oh, were you talking to EYU86?

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 10:38 AM
to anyone: Feel free to make a good list like the ones that started the ...sucks thread did, otherwise there's 200 threads about this subject already.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 10:40 AM
Well theres:
a) I'm too lazy.
b) I don't want to waste time on this.
3) I like to write on other posts.
8) I think most of us have the same reasons for liking it, because it ROCKS!
6) I think this is wasting time too.
I give SGA :D :D :D :D :D / :D :D :D :D :D

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 10:41 AM
Well you weren't lazy enough to not start this thread :o

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 10:42 AM
Well you weren't lazy enough to not start this thread :o
Starting a thread and writing a long post are 2 different things.
Short and simple
SGA rocks

Icemancmd
July 19th, 2004, 10:43 AM
Stargate Atlantis DOES INDEED ROCK!

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 10:44 AM
EYU:But there are already many threads about Atlantis/Rising.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 10:45 AM
But none that can possibly go up against the Stargate Atlantis Sucks! thread.
Only this thread may have the power to overcome the other. :eek:

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 10:46 AM
This thread doesn't go up against the sucks thread either. That thread had a well thought-out list about what he didn't like. This thread has NOTHING even resembeling a single point why it rocks. Hence: His thread > yours by far :D

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 10:47 AM
We may be losing the battle, but we will surely win the war.

Prometheus
July 19th, 2004, 10:49 AM
Yup. SGA is way cool. anyone who says otherwise is a dope. And I will give a reason why. Because the Ancient technology, the new stargate, and the city of Atlantis itself are just plain cool looking.

VirtualCLD
July 19th, 2004, 10:49 AM
As long as we keep the post count up!!!

:: sigh :: OK, I'll give some thought as to why Atlantis rocks and try and post those points.

GateGipsy
July 19th, 2004, 10:52 AM
If people can't post on topic in here, then the thread will get closed down.

jagowar
July 19th, 2004, 10:54 AM
:) :) :) :) :) :)

outta 5 possible happy faces... each time I watch the premiere it gets better and I understand more whats going on each time.... I think alot of peple just watch it once and then complain when they didnt understand something.... yes there were some plot holes but every movie/show ever produced has some plot holes.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 10:57 AM
Okay...
Everyone post one thing that made SGA rock
-I thought the whole idea of a gate to be used in space was a very interesting idea. It opens whole new possibilities for a all out battle in space. Just gonna need more people who can pilot the Puddle-Jumpers.
-The Puddle-Jumpers are very cool
-Can't wait to see what secrets Teyla's people hides after seeing that laser thing she used to light the torch.

VirtualCLD
July 19th, 2004, 11:14 AM
Reasons Why Stargate Atlantis Rocks IMHO In no Particular Order:

1) Fresh Meat!! I mean, new characters, who defiantely have the potential to grow into fully developed people. I like Shepard and Weir, but I really like Beckett and McKay (it's the engineer in me). I didn't like him as much when we first saw him in SG-1, probably b/c he was portrayed as an arogant SOB, (oh wait, he is an arogant SOB... just like me!) He's definately much more likeable now. I'm also very interested in Ford. They go into his cahracter too much and I'm a bit dissapointed in that, but I really hope they develope him further. He's seems to be a new actor and may bring many new "untraditional" ideas to the screen that the more experienced actors may not come up with.

2) Although I miss the classic charm of the old gate, I like the new gate a lot. (Yea for LEDs, again ist's the electrical and computer engineer in me). I think it looks sharp and I like the flashing symbol sequence.

3) Atlantis itself!! you could spend almost an entire series on just the city I bet!! It's freaking huge and I would love the opportunity to explore all of it. I'm sure they'll have episodes regarding discoveries made on Atlantis. It reminds of a spacestation SF series and so far, I've loved both B5 and DS9.

4) Having said that, although similar to Voyager (which I did not like) I think that this is not quite the same. For onething, they volunteered. For another, I'm sure, in a pinch, the asgard could relay FTL comms to Atlatnis. Besides, with this whole city, they may find the means to FTL talk with SGC in some episodes.

5) What was I going to say... oh yes, not only do they have Atlantis to explore, they got a whole freaking galaxy to explore. Plus, we need to knock those Wraith down a notch or two in the process. Sure, the Wraith seem pretty 1-D now, but they could fan out. Right now, I see them as being a bigger threat than Goa'uld (but maybe not as sophisticated yet).

6) It still has the humor and wit that is ever so present in SG-1. One of Stagates best features is to make fun of themselves or Sci-Fi in general, and Atlantis seems to do that as well. (The puddlejumper/gateship sequence and the "life-sense detector" scene comes to mind). TPTB have this unique ability to take a step back and poke fun a few times, which really makes the show enjoyable. I love that.

7) I have a personal fascination with the whole Atlantis Mythos (that must be the Greek in me). I'll watch anyhting when Atlantis is involved. I think Atlantis is a fascinating.... darn forgot the theatrical term, my memory is going.... subconcious collective thought/tale that has shown up in almost all human cultures. the show does a great job of both explaining this and playing off of it.

8) I like Torri Higginson sp? as Weir, I think she's better at it. I also do not think she looks plain, I believe she looks quite attractive, i.e. hot.

9) Shepard is both funny/witty and smart. This will be a slight change of pace from O'Neill (don't get me wrong, I like Jack). I just think TPTB did a good job of trying to bring the "Jack" feeling over without copying him.

There's more but I'm tired of typing now. Maybe someone else could add their own opinions.


EDIT: Oh! Good point EYU86! I liked the whole orbitat gate as well. Plus we got ships to send through the gate!!! Ships with cool weapons and cloak/invisibility field (although a "Somebody Else's Problem" field is much better :D) I keep forgetting so much!!

Ugly Pig
July 19th, 2004, 11:30 AM
Why don't you make well thought-out points like he did in the ...sucks thread?
Eh... Thought-out points, anyway. Personally, I think the "sucks!" guy is just out to cause a ruckus. I mean, it was his first and so far only post.

But yeah, Atlantis rocks. So there.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 11:56 AM
Well he atleast typed something in his thread. This thread was started with three words. Now it's turning into a good thread.

VirtualCLD
July 19th, 2004, 12:00 PM
Well, it should turn into a good thread as long people keep posting good ideas on topic.

Speaking of which, what was I going to say? OH yeah! Ocean front property!! Although without a shield, I'd hate to be there durring hurricane season, if they have one... I'm really looking forward to more episodes about Atlantis, even though we still have the rest of the galaxy to explore.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 12:01 PM
I for once love the Puddle Jumper and especially the drones.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 12:04 PM
The drones are hot.
The best part was when it stopped right infront of O'neill.
I could imagine what was going through his head.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 12:04 PM
The question is, would the drone have attacked them? Since both have the gene. One would think they'd have a fail-safe. Maybe that's why it powered down.

EYU86
July 19th, 2004, 12:06 PM
Yea, but I think the drone does whatever the one controlling it wants to
I.E. Beckett who was afraid of the thing and he was probably not thinking straight.

Mio
July 19th, 2004, 12:08 PM
The question is, would the drone have attacked them? Since both have the gene. One would think they'd have a fail-safe. Maybe that's why it powered down.
It attacked them just because it got nonsense instructions, and was seeking out a target.

No. the guy in the chair turned it off just in the knick of time.

aAnubiSs
July 19th, 2004, 12:10 PM
He said "I think I did it!" What he felt could have been the drones signal saying that it shut itself off.

Hyperspace
July 20th, 2004, 12:31 AM
I totally agree. SGA rocks so far!

VirtualCLD
July 27th, 2004, 07:17 AM
Just digging up this thread becasue the "Atlantis sucks" thread started turning into "Why Atlantis doesn't suck, and the person who started this thread appears to be trolling and not backing up their arguement" but then it started going off-topic and some other debtes ensued which I won't get into.

Having said that, I'd like to add/reitterate some points I made earlier.

Having seen another episode, I can say, without a doubt, McKay is my favorite character in Atlantis. I think he way more than just comic relief, although I will have to see where TPTB take him in the future. He has more depth than we were first shown in SG-1 and I think his character is growing. I think he does a great job of playing off the other characters (or more to the point, the way DH plays off of the other actors), with the exception of Teyla b/c we haven't seen McKay interact with Teyla too often.

I also tend to think of SG-A as a long distance extension of the SGC. I don't think it's a very ST: Voyager plot, but more like ST:DS9 plot. SG-A is stuck, ATM, in the Pegasus galaxy, but they will continue to operate as a sattelite SGC. They may or may not contact SGC in the near or distant future, but even if they do, their not going to stop and come home. I think it was what someone else mentioned, if Voyager ever got home, the show was over. That was a one-way plot that would be difficult to change. If Atlantis team makes contact with the SGC and can go home if they wanted to, they're not going to pack up and leave. The show will not end, becasue the plot isn't about getting home, it's about exploring the Pegasus galaxy and learning about the Ancients and maybe defending against the Wraith.

OK, that's enough for now.

IWantToBelieve
July 27th, 2004, 08:13 AM
I love the relationship between the actors all ready.

I love the set.

I love the premise of the entire show.

I love tech, puddle jumper is way cool.

SGA rocks. :D

pete1336
July 27th, 2004, 09:32 AM
I've been a big fan of stargate since the begining but having watched the first few eps of atlantis, boy this series should be good. It has the potential to compete, maybe better SG1.