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Emerald01
March 7th, 2007, 07:07 PM
1. What happened to being able to hit "next" to skip the credits and go to the beginning of the main episode segment? That was a nice feature. Please go back to doing it that way for the season 3 dvds.

2. Please stop having Peter Deluise and Gary Jones do commentaries. They are not labeled, so I have no forewarning and suddenly I find I've wasted my time working my way into a commentary that ends up focusing mainly on SG1 and/or sex. I'd rather you put the time/energy/resources into something more interesting like better cast interviews, blooper reels, deleted scenes, a frog chewing its toenails, etc.

Those are the two main things. I'm only on the 5th ep of the second season and have just become irritated enough to turn on the computer and type this when I realized I was missing entire segments of episodes by clicking next. You guys did it right on the first set. Click Next, it just skips the titles. WHY is that such a hard thing to get? (This annoys me on the Lost DVDs, but at least their opening titles are all of 2 seconds.)

I love this show, but honestly, I am NOT happy with the purchase so far. Except for the Martin, David, Martin Commentaries, of course. Oh, and the one where Deluise actually was *involved* with the episode and talking to someone else *involved* with the show was okay.

And what *is* wrong with the PD/GJ commentary, anyway? It sounds like it's been heavily edited. Or like they had to block out some of what Peter said? Please tell me that he didn't have to be "bleeped" on a commentary.

I can't even be bothered to look at the special features at this point. I'm so utterly aggravated with these DVDs. All I ask is that you PLEASE fix this on the season 3 DVDs. I bought season 2, expecting the same general quality as season 1. I am disappointed. I hope season 3 rises to the bar set by season 1.

I love you guys. I do. Just please think a little when you're throwing the season 3 discs together?

Thank you kindly,
Emerald

PG15
March 7th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Uh...they do label the commentaries; it's on the commentary page.

ussrelativity
March 7th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Just took a look on it on Amazon, and it is #6 in DVDs right now!

It is the highest in boxed season sets for now!

Daniel Jackson
March 7th, 2007, 07:31 PM
1. What happened to being able to hit "next" to skip the credits and go to the beginning of the main episode segment? That was a nice feature. Please go back to doing it that way for the season 3 dvds.
For crying out loud, it's 60 seconds!


2. Please stop having Peter Deluise and Gary Jones do commentaries. They are not labeled, so I have no forewarning and suddenly I find I've wasted my time working my way into a commentary that ends up focusing mainly on SG1 and/or sex. I'd rather you put the time/energy/resources into something more interesting like better cast interviews, blooper reels, deleted scenes, a frog chewing its toenails, etc.
I never listen to the commentaries, so I've no comment.


Those are the two main things. I'm only on the 5th ep of the second season and have just become irritated enough to turn on the computer and type this when I realized I was missing entire segments of episodes by clicking next. You guys did it right on the first set. Click Next, it just skips the titles. WHY is that such a hard thing to get? (This annoys me on the Lost DVDs, but at least their opening titles are all of 2 seconds.)
Again, it's 60 seconds. Let it go... Personally, I love the opening sequence. I like seeing a dramatic pose of each character with the actor's name displayed against clips from the show with the dramatic theme music.


I love this show, but honestly, I am NOT happy with the purchase so far. Except for the Martin, David, Martin Commentaries, of course. Oh, and the one where Deluise actually was *involved* with the episode and talking to someone else *involved* with the show was okay.
Why are you not happy with the purchase? I assume you bought it for the 20 episodes and not for the bonus features, right? The bonus features are just that... a bonus.


And what *is* wrong with the PD/GJ commentary, anyway? It sounds like it's been heavily edited. Or like they had to block out some of what Peter said? Please tell me that he didn't have to be "bleeped" on a commentary.
I never listen to the commentaries, so I've no comment.


I can't even be bothered to look at the special features at this point. I'm so utterly aggravated with these DVDs. All I ask is that you PLEASE fix this on the season 3 DVDs. I bought season 2, expecting the same general quality as season 1. I am disappointed. I hope season 3 rises to the bar set by season 1.
You're not happy with the Season 2 DVD set, because you can't skip a 60-second introduction sequence and because the commentaries are goofy? No offense man, but you sound very spoiled. You should be happy you have all 20 episodes on DVD. :rolleyes:

PG15
March 7th, 2007, 07:39 PM
Oh, you should really listen to the commentaries DJ, they're usually very entertaining and informative. :)

Agent_Dark
March 7th, 2007, 07:48 PM
so press fast forward instead of skip chapter.

PuddleJumper42
March 7th, 2007, 09:19 PM
so press fast forward instead of skip chapter.

That's what I do.

If you don't like whoever's doing the commentary for an episode, don't listen to it, it's that easy. (I avoid the PD/GJ commentaries because I like commentaries where people actually talk about the episode that's being played.)

The_Austin
March 7th, 2007, 09:26 PM
I like the people doing the commentaries, very informative and fun to watch...

The only thing i might've disliked is the special effects for the menu bar and what not... a little cheesy, i thought they could've uped it a bit. But i'm watching the episodes much more than the menu so it's not that big of a deal.

unique
March 7th, 2007, 11:59 PM
Hmm... I have to agree with the original author about the dvds. However I think the issues are not big or important as you other guys are already commenting. Still I think it is only good to point out these few things that still could and should be improved.

The ability to skip the credits is very nice feature and really simple to implement. I would hope to see this feature in every dvd box release of this kind. Of course it does not ruin the dvd or bother me too much if it is not there. But knowing how easy it would be to do I don't think it is too much to ask or at least wish for in the future releases.

What comes to the commentaries... they are a bonus as mentioned... but still it would be only fair to try to have interesting bonus material. I think it would be more fair to leave it simply out if there is no time or resources to do it well. What makes episode commentaries interesting or gives them any real 'bonus' value is that they really give some insight on the episode. Of course anyone can do commentary about anything, but clearly it get less and less interesting when the people making comments have less insight about the thing they are commenting about. Thinking about how many people actually are involved in creating of eatch episode, it really should not be a big problem finding couple of them to tell about how it was done... it does not always need to be the director or some other main guy...

In overall the dvd is ok though and I have no complaints about it. I am happy with it.... if only they could have less idiotic yelling from Rodney. :)

Randy_Watson
March 8th, 2007, 03:23 AM
My season 1 dvds don't allow you to skip the credits either, so Im not sure what you are talking about. This set actually has a very nice scene selection upgrade and a play all feature, which is very nice.

Like others have said, the commentaries are bonus and optional, if you are really letting the 2 seconds it takes to look at who does a commentary before listening to it bother you, then thats too bad.

Overall these dvds have some of the best production quality of ANY tv series out there, and I don't think that is even a matter of opinion. Maybe you don't like the content, but the Audio/Video quality is fantastic, they include more extras that almost any other series, including commentary on every episode, and they are packaged nicely.

macphoen
March 8th, 2007, 03:51 AM
On the opening credits for the first three episodes, how do they handle it in U.S. syndication? Do they use the 60-second Season 2 opening credits or the 60-second opening credits from Season 1 on the first three (which are on this DVD)? I can't remember what they did for syndication. And what did Canada air?

Night Spring
March 8th, 2007, 04:00 AM
On the opening credits for the first three episodes, how do they handle it in U.S. syndication? Do they use the 60-second Season 2 opening credits or the 60-second opening credits from Season 1 on the first three (which are on this DVD)? I can't remember what they did for syndication. And what did Canada air?
The US syndication run I've seen used S1 credits for first three episodes, then S2 credits for the rest. Both are 60 seconds.

Pharaoh Atem
March 8th, 2007, 04:29 AM
On the opening credits for the first three episodes, how do they handle it in U.S. syndication? Do they use the 60-second Season 2 opening credits or the 60-second opening credits from Season 1 on the first three (which are on this DVD)? I can't remember what they did for syndication. And what did Canada air?

in my area there are showing the full opening credits from season 2 :D

Jonas
March 8th, 2007, 08:40 AM
anyone having trouble finding the season 2 set? I went to Circuit City, Best Buy and Wal-Mart and none of them had it. BB had the tags but no sets.

ussrelativity
March 8th, 2007, 09:00 AM
anyone having trouble finding the season 2 set? I went to Circuit City, Best Buy and Wal-Mart and none of them had it. BB had the tags but no sets.

There's an outside chance it's already sold out, or perhaps they haven't received them yet. For my area, it is really slow.

Daniel Jackson
March 8th, 2007, 09:15 AM
Oh, you should really listen to the commentaries DJ, they're usually very entertaining and informative. :)
Never is too strong a word. I should have said, "usually don't." I mostly listen to commentaries to paticular scenes. I only watch 2-3 hours of TV in a day. If I'm gonna watch Atlantis, I'm going to watch it without the commentary.

I prefer the featurettes that are dedicated to individual episodes or the season as a whole. :D

ussrelativity
March 8th, 2007, 10:38 AM
I always like to watch it without the commentaries first, then afterwards with the commentaries.

Willow'sCat
March 8th, 2007, 02:22 PM
Hmm, these things have already been mentioned by Australians like myself who purchased the Boxset months ago :D including there being the PD/GJ commentaries. *shrugs*

My only problem really with the DVDs is the price for what you get, 20 eps, no real specials (just the little ones) and they missed a shot in the episode The Siege pt 3 that should have been left in!!! (but I already started a thread for that ages ago so... :( )

All DVDs have annoying features, although I do agree SGA ones are fairly annoying, I find the navigating tiresome even season one's gave me a headache and what is with all the bloody ads! :cool:

Night Spring
March 8th, 2007, 03:51 PM
My only problem really with the DVDs is the price for what you get, 20 eps, no real specials (just the little ones) and they missed a shot in the episode The Siege pt 3 that should have been left in!!! (but I already started a thread for that ages ago so... :( )
They did? Which shot? Or could you point me to this other thread? Thanks!

Emerald01
March 8th, 2007, 03:53 PM
For crying out loud, it's 60 seconds!
The season 1 DVDs, and the SG1 dvds I've watched let you just skip the credits and go right to the begining of the main episode. There is NO reason they couldn't have done this. It's easy and logical. Instead, I get to fast forward through the credits. Stop it. Then rewind the proper spot because inevitably, it gets over shot, or I have to watch part of the credits. I've seen them countless times, I don't need to see them again. It gets very, very old. And making it so that it skips to the right spot is EASY and a convenience that shouldn't have been left out.

Asafor the commentaries being labeled, I later discovered that they're labeled if you go in through the Special Features menu, but they are not labeled in the section for each episode or on the covers. Even so, I'd rather they didn't waste the time on a commentary with PD/GJ and just do something more interesting instead. It can't be THAT hard to find SOMEone who actually worked on the episode to comment. I'd settle for the effects supervisor or one of the camera operators. Or an editor. I love getting different perspectives on the production of the show. I just want it to be from someone who worked on the ep and who won't end up talking about SG1 the whole time. I do NOT need to listen to PD and GJ discuss the upcoming 200th episode of SG1. *yawn* To think they could have done something actually interesting with that time and energy. It's aggravating.



Again, it's 60 seconds. Let it go... Personally, I love the opening sequence. I like seeing a dramatic pose of each character with the actor's name displayed against clips from the show with the dramatic theme music.
That's great for you. But please don't tell me what to do. I happen to find the 2nd season titles dull, and even if I didn't, I don't need to watch them every time I watch an episode. It's just not unreasonable to have the option to skip them if I want.

Why are you not happy with the purchase? I assume you bought it for the 20 episodes and not for the bonus features, right? The bonus features are just that... a bonus.
Incorrect. Bonus features are what MAKE dvds. If I just wanted to watch the eps again, I'd pull them back up on the DVR. Any reviewer will tell you the same thing. Good bonus features are what make a good DVD. So, no. I didn't just buy them for the episodes. I bought them for the inside looks at things, the secrets they show, the interesting commentaries by people who actually know about the show.

The commentaries by cast and crew are informative and interesting. I love watching the episodes with the commentaries. I learn things, and they are entertaining. They give insight to the people behind the show as well.

If having come to expect a quality, careful production is spoiled, then I guess I am. I am happy with having the episodes. I am LOVING some of the commentaries so far. At least I found the back way into the commentaries so I can skip the icky ones with PD. The sad part is that I've come to dislike his commentary so much that I can't listen even when he actually was invlolved with the episode. And that makes me sad. :( I used to like PD a lot when he did other shows and stuff.

I have some complaints about the DVD set. They're not even unreasonable issues. And certainly no reason for you to start with the name-calling. Think about it. What could have been your point in replying? To convince me that I should just be content with what I have? If so, your tone really countered any hopes of that. You are more than welcome to disagree with me. But please leave the condescension behind next time. :p

In general, I am indeed happy with my set, but if you don't let someone know you want something improved, then it won't get done. I don't see the problem. Other than having to apparently justify my opinion to a certain few. :p If you happen to think that the ability to skip the titles is a detriment, then by all means, say so, and we can debate the pros and cons. Personally, I don't see a down side to it, so why should it worry you?

If you wish to debate having PD/GJ commentaries as opposed to features that have more related to the show, then I'm for that. I loved the blooper reels on the dvds for 1st season, and I love seeing deleted scenes. These are tried and true special features that have become standard on most DVDs. And they're already on film. They just have to be thrown together for the discs. I think it would be much more sensible, economical, and entertaining to have those than to have had PD and GJ sit down and babble.

Well, that was quite a ramble. But seriously, at least I can say that I would say this same thing to any of these people in person, if it came up in conversation. I'm not trying to be mean or anything. I love the show, and overall, the DVDs are enjoyable. It happened to hit me after accidentally star6ting two PD commentaries and then I watched a whole episode that I hadn't seen before (Conversion) and went "What is he apologizing to Teyla about?" That was when I realized I must have missed something and found that I had missed a huge chunk of the episode because I clicked Next like I do with my season 1 discs. How silly of me.:mckay:

So there you go. I stand by my opinion. Those who disagree are welcome to do so. I'm sure there are folks who love the PD/GJ commentaries because they've been hardcore SG1 fans for a long time and will take what they can. I just feel that Atlantis is getting short shrift in a lot of ways. But that's a whole different rant. :D

Cheers!
Em


ARGH! Again with having to FF through the credits! argh! I'm trying to just watch this episode of a darn good show without interruptions!

Randy_Watson
March 8th, 2007, 03:58 PM
The season 1 DVDs, and the SG1 dvds I've watched let you just skip the credits and go right to the begining of the main episode. There is NO reason they couldn't have done this.

Weird, my season 1 sets don't let you skip. They have the most worthless chapter breaks of any dvds I have. You are right though, it is annoying regardless. I always assumed it was some misguided attempt to make you see the credits.

Willow'sCat
March 8th, 2007, 03:59 PM
They did? Which shot? Or could you point me to this other thread? Thanks!http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=27997

Emerald01
March 8th, 2007, 04:21 PM
Yeah, I remember that thread. Weird thing, that. Personally, I always wished they'd skip the "previously on" things and put director's cut versions of the episodes on the DVDs, but that's one of my "I wish" things for all DVD sets. :D

Cheers!
Em

Daniel Jackson
March 8th, 2007, 04:38 PM
The season 1 DVDs, and the SG1 dvds I've watched let you just skip the credits and go right to the begining of the main episode. There is NO reason they couldn't have done this. It's easy and logical. Instead, I get to fast forward through the credits. Stop it. Then rewind the proper spot because inevitably, it gets over shot, or I have to watch part of the credits. I've seen them countless times, I don't need to see them again. It gets very, very old. And making it so that it skips to the right spot is EASY and a convenience that shouldn't have been left out.
I understand your frustration, but as I've said before, it's only 60 seconds. Is it really that bad for you to listen to a minute of theme music?


Asafor the commentaries being labeled, I later discovered that they're labeled if you go in through the Special Features menu, but they are not labeled in the section for each episode or on the covers. Even so, I'd rather they didn't waste the time on a commentary with PD/GJ and just do something more interesting instead. It can't be THAT hard to find SOMEone who actually worked on the episode to comment. I'd settle for the effects supervisor or one of the camera operators. Or an editor. I love getting different perspectives on the production of the show. I just want it to be from someone who worked on the ep and who won't end up talking about SG1 the whole time. I do NOT need to listen to PD and GJ discuss the upcoming 200th episode of SG1. *yawn* To think they could have done something actually interesting with that time and energy. It's aggravating.
I don't listen to commentaries, so no comment.


That's great for you. But please don't tell me what to do. I happen to find the 2nd season titles dull, and even if I didn't, I don't need to watch them every time I watch an episode. It's just not unreasonable to have the option to skip them if I want.
First off, thanks. Second, how is telling you what I like telling you what to do? I don't understand. :confused: You're right, it's not unreasonable to have the option to skip them. Those who made the DVD menus probably didn't think that people would want to skip the credits. Again, it's just a minute, I don't see why it's a big deal. I honestly don't.


Incorrect. Bonus features are what MAKE dvds.
I buy the Atlantis DVD's for the episodes. The pressense of lack of bonus features have no effect on weather or not I purchase Stargate: Atlantis DVD's. I wasn't aware people bought the sets soley for the bonus features.


If I just wanted to watch the eps again, I'd pull them back up on the DVR. Any reviewer will tell you the same thing.
Not everyone has a DVR. I certainly don't, nor do I care to have one. If I like a movie or TV show enough to watch it more than once or twice, I go buy the DVD.


Good bonus features are what make a good DVD.
That varies from person to person. I only buy Special Edition DVD's loaded with special features if it's a favorite movie. If it's just a random movie I'd like to own, I just buy whatever edition I run across first.


So, no. I didn't just buy them for the episodes. I bought them for the inside looks at things, the secrets they show, the interesting commentaries by people who actually know about the show.
I understand. I just wasn't aware people did this.


The commentaries by cast and crew are informative and interesting. I love watching the episodes with the commentaries. I learn things, and they are entertaining. They give insight to the people behind the show as well.
Understood.


If having come to expect a quality, careful production is spoiled, then I guess I am.
I didn't say expecting quality, careful production is spoiled. I do think that complaining over the inability to skip a 60-second sequence at the press of a button sounds spoiled. Sometimes, you just have to make do. Sorry.


I am happy with having the episodes.
Awesome! :D


I have some complaints about the DVD set. They're not even unreasonable issues.
The commentary complaint is valid. The inability to skip a 60-second sequence is not (in my opinion). It's one minute for crying out loud! :rolleyes:


And certainly no reason for you to start with the name-calling.
Please, don't make false accusations. I did not engage in name calling. I specifically said, "No offense man, but you sound very spoiled." That is not name calling. If you can't handle that type of statement, well... wow... how do you get along with people who disagree with you?


What could have been your point in replying? To convince me that I should just be content with what I have?
Yes.


If so, your tone really countered any hopes of that.
It's text on a screen. It has no tone.


You are more than welcome to disagree with me.
:)


But please leave the condescension behind next time. :p
It was not my intent to be condescending. I appologize if I made you feel bad. :(


In general, I am indeed happy with my set
Woo-hoo! :D


if you don't let someone know you want something improved, then it won't get done.
Agreed.


I don't see the problem.
There isn't one. I simply don't agree with your opinion on skipping the credits, that is all.


Other than having to apparently justify my opinion to a certain few. :p
You don't have to justify your opinion, but you must realise that this is a message board, and thus people are allowed to disagree with you.


If you happen to think that the ability to skip the titles is a detriment, then by all means, say so, and we can debate the pros and cons.
I don't think it's a detriment, I just think it doesn't matter one way or the other. I always watch the credits, but if I were in your shoes and couldn't skip the credits, I would just shrug my shoulders and let them play while I play with my cat.


Personally, I don't see a down side to it, so why should it worry you?
It doesn't worry me. You posted a complaint about the DVD chapter selection, so I responded. That is why you started the thread... so people could respond... right? :confused:


If you wish to debate having PD/GJ commentaries as opposed to features that have more related to the show, then I'm for that.
Why one or the other? I think they should have both! There should be a commentary for each episode plus about 3-5 half-hour featurettes on the season as a whole.


I loved the blooper reels on the dvds for 1st season, and I love seeing deleted scenes.
I don't care for bloopers, but I love deleted scenes. :D That is probably my favorite DVD special feature: deleted scenes.


These are tried and true special features that have become standard on most DVDs. And they're already on film. They just have to be thrown together for the discs.
Indeed. :tealc:


I think it would be much more sensible, economical, and entertaining to have those than to have had PD and GJ sit down and babble.
Why not have both?


Well, that was quite a ramble.
Long posts are thought provoking. :sam: :mckay:


But seriously, at least I can say that I would say this same thing to any of these people in person, if it came up in conversation. I'm not trying to be mean or anything. I love the show, and overall, the DVDs are enjoyable. It happened to hit me after accidentally star6ting two PD commentaries and then I watched a whole episode that I hadn't seen before (Conversion) and went "What is he apologizing to Teyla about?" That was when I realized I must have missed something and found that I had missed a huge chunk of the episode because I clicked Next like I do with my season 1 discs. How silly of me.:mckay:
Never seeing the episode title and post credit credits should have tipped you off. :p


ARGH! Again with having to FF through the credits! argh! I'm trying to just watch this episode of a darn good show without interruptions!
It's not an interuption, it's part of the episode! lol

prion
March 8th, 2007, 05:55 PM
This will help folks pick and choose commentaires.... I'm going for ones with SGA actors first and producers....

http://www.digitallyobsessed.com/showreview.php3?ID=9270

Big review at the URL above, but here are the extra details

Commentaries

The Siege, Part III: Director Martin Wood, Writer Martin Gero, Joe Flanigan, and David Hewlett
The Intruder: Director Peter DeLuise and Actor Gary Jones
Runner: Martin Wood and David Hewlett
Duet: Peter DeLuise, Martin Gero, and David Hewlett
Condemned: Peter DeLuise and Gary Jones
Trinity: Martin Wood and Writer Damien Kindler
Conversion: Martin Gero, Joe Flanigan, and David Hewlett
Aurora: Martin Wood and Peter DeLuise
The Lost Boys: Martin Gero, Joe Flanigan, and David Hewlett
The Hive: Martin Wood
Epiphany: Director Neil Fearnley
Critical Mass: Director Andy Mikita, Rachel Luttrell, and Director of Photography Benton Spencer
Grace Under Pressure: Martin Wood, Martin Gero, Amanda Tapping, and David Hewlett
The Tower: Producer Paul Mullie and Andy Mikita
Long Goodbye: Andy Mikita, Torri Higginson, and Benton Spencer
Coup d'Etat: Martin Wood, Martin Gero, and David Hewlett
Michael: Martin Wood and Peter DeLuise
Inferno: Peter DeLuise and Gary Jones
Allies: Andy Mikita, Martin Gero, and David Hewlett


Mission Directive: The Siege, Part II featuring Director Martin Wood (10:46)
This featurette begins with some lengthy plot summary from Martin Wood that
is probably not necessary on a bonus feature. Following this segment, we do
receive some good information about visual effects and the light tone on the set.
Wood also discusses the changes to Lieutenant Ford and the need to introduce
jeopardy for the primary characters.

Mission Directive: The Intruder featuring Director Peter DeLuise (11:00)
Peter DeLuise also begins this piece with some plot summary, but it is
briefer than in the previous feature. He openly describes how it rips off SG-1's
episode Entity, and speaks with his typical enjoyable demeanor. The best element
involves the discussion of filming challenges, which covers the use of the
same sets to depict multiple areas.

Mission Directive: Instinct featuring Director Andy Mikita (15:09)
Andy Mikita's features are usually the most informative, straightforward
extras among the directors. These piece's comments praise the script, describe his
enjoyment of filming outdoors, and identify some old SG-1 items present in
the lab set. We also view some good behind-the-scenes footage with shots from
both inside the camera and out.

Introduction to a Character: Ronon Dex (15:06)
This worthwhile introduction avoids fluff and includes some great material
from Robert C. Cooper and Martin Wood about the reasons for creating Ronon.
Jason Momoa had never seen Stargate before or fired a gun, but he appears to be
very proud of the part. This featurette includes lots of clips, but they are
accompanied by interesting comments and do work for this type of profile.

Road to a Dream with Martin Gero (19:16)
This hilarious featurette attempts the tongue-in-cheek humor that often fails
on DVD features, and it actually succeeds. Set up like a documentary with an
off-screen interviewer, it chronicles Writer Martin Gero's supposed attempts
to become an actor, and the result is plenty of big laughs. He tests the
Scottish accent with Paul McGillion, rehearses a fun scene with David Hewlett, and
tries to one-up Rachel Luttrell with his "acting background." Gero's attempts
to sneak in front of the camera during an infirmary scene are classic.

Profile On: David Hewlett (20:51)
This lengthy profile covers the series' most entertaining actor, David
Hewlett, who plays the neurotic Dr. McKay. He was cast at the last minute to replace
a character who wasn't working, and I cannot imagine the show without him.
This feature also covers the difficulties of giving him so much exposition and
techno-babble during each week. This enjoyable profile concludes with a few
quick questions from fans.

Stargate Atlantis: Stunts (18:21)
This enjoyable feature focuses on Stunt Coordinator James "Bambam" Bamford,
who showcases tremendous enthusiasm for his craft. He usually choreographs the
fights within a very short time, and then films rehearsal tapes to assist the
directors during filming. We also see multiple shots of Paul McGillion jumping
on a mat to avoid a CGI Wraith dart and hear from Rachel Luttrell about
preparing for her complex stick fights.

Profile On: Paul McGillion (20:43)
This considerable profile introduces one big surprise that I had somehow
missed to this point—Paul McGillion doesn't speak with a Scottish accent. His does
have a Scottish background and was born there, but his English is fairly
standard. This feature spends a good deal of time covering McGillion's friendship w
ith David Hewlett, and their silly scenes in Duet receive significant
coverage. The two actors goof off during much of the later moments, which is fun but
could have been shortened.

************ click on link for full review******

My feeling? no offense, but ditch Gary Jones and get in David Nykl and/or Kavan Smith! Oh evenPaul McGillion, heck, he sure as heck better do "Sunday."

Pharaoh Atem
March 8th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Inferno: Peter DeLuise and Gary Jones
:mckay:

i would rather listen to nails on a board

Daniel Jackson
March 8th, 2007, 07:20 PM
Why does Gary Jones comment on episodes he's not even in? :confused:

Pharaoh Atem
March 8th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Why does Gary Jones comment on episodes he's not even in? :confused:
i think it's in his contract. there's no reason for him to be there at all.

Jenner8675309
March 8th, 2007, 08:57 PM
anyone having trouble finding the season 2 set? I went to Circuit City, Best Buy and Wal-Mart and none of them had it. BB had the tags but no sets.

YES! I almost pre-ordered but figured I'ld get it day of and watch it that night and no one has it here in Nashville. NO ONE. I even made sales guys call other stores...ha!

Damn I miss DC......

Anywho, I'm ordering it off Amazon..should have done that first, I would have had it by now.

Mitchell82
March 8th, 2007, 10:00 PM
http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=27997

I decided to check and they did it on ours too. Makes no sense but I'm not going to let 5 seconds bother me too much.

Mitchell82
March 8th, 2007, 10:04 PM
YES! I almost pre-ordered but figured I'ld get it day of and watch it that night and no one has it here in Nashville. NO ONE. I even made sales guys call other stores...ha!

Damn I miss DC......

Anywho, I'm ordering it off Amazon..should have done that first, I would have had it by now.

Silly girl preorder is your friend! Anywho just to comment on the issue some have I never ever listen to PD and GJ comentairies. They are pointless and utter trash. TBH that was the only part about 200 I hated and would love them to edit that out on the dvd. Everything else on the dvd, the other comentairies, even Peter's if it's without Gary are great as well as the special features. No complaints here.

Trek_Girl42
March 8th, 2007, 10:45 PM
I've never listened to a PD&GJ commentary, so I've got no comment there- but I'll say that I have thouroughly enjoyed the commentaries for Seige III(and I'm glad they carried over the same group that did Seige I and II) and Duet so far. I love David Hewlett on commentaries- funny asides but still on-topic. :D

I don't get the whole skipping the credits thing! I love the credits! Watching a show without the credits feels kinda.....empty, if anything that's my huge complaint about Heroes, and all these other shows that no longer have opening credits. A finely crafted open credit sequence is art! There's my two cents.

Anyway, I LOVE the box art this year (except Carson looks a little too distant, but that's nit-picking), and the only thing that has annoyed me so far about this set is the main menu music- which is really nice, except for the beeping sound layed over it. Tis a bit irritating.

Caldwell's 2IC
March 9th, 2007, 09:41 AM
I'e been waiting soooo long for this set to be released... If I don't find it at Wall-Mart this weekend, I guess I'll place an order at Amazon.com ( they have great prices )

Anyway... the only thing I'll miss in the Season 2 set is an interview with Mitch Pileggi ( I understand there's no mention of him whatsoever in the bonus material ) http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/sheish/colcalfg5.png

When I get my DVD's I'll tell you more about it, but to me, audio commentaries are just like going to the movies with a friend that won't shut up: ( voice off : )"Oh, there's Rodney in danger again. If you watch closely and carefully.... yada, yada yada" . Or maybe like when your aunt explains to you each and every picture she took with her new digital camera. So, I don't care very much one way or the other about this feature.

Of course, I like bloopers and deleted scenes and all that stuff, but to me, the episodes per se make for the price of the set.

Trek_Girl42
March 9th, 2007, 03:10 PM
I'e been waiting soooo long for this set to be released... If I don't find it at Wall-Mart this weekend, I guess I'll place an order at Amazon.com ( they have great prices )

Anyway... the only thing I'll miss in the Season 2 set is an interview with Mitch Pileggi ( I understand there's no mention of him whatsoever in the bonus material ) http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/sheish/colcalfg5.png

When I get my DVD's I'll tell you more about it, but to me, audio commentaries are just like going to the movies with a friend that won't shut up: ( voice off : )"Oh, there's Rodney in danger again. If you watch closely and carefully.... yada, yada yada" . Or maybe like when your aunt explains to you each and every picture she took with her new digital camera. So, I don't care very much one way or the other about this feature.

Of course, I like bloopers and deleted scenes and all that stuff, but to me, the episodes per se make for the price of the set.

Ooh, good point- would have LOVED something with Mitch Pileggi!
Watched part of the "Runner" commentary today, and found it highly enjoyable- and quite informative.

Caldwell's 2IC
March 9th, 2007, 03:48 PM
I want those DVD's RIGH NOW !!! http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/sheish/colcalfg5.png

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y47/sheish/aaugh_1_orig.jpg

Pharaoh Atem
March 9th, 2007, 04:26 PM
whats the probelm just sit back and enjoy the show

Mitchell82
March 9th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Ooh, good point- would have LOVED something with Mitch Pileggi!
Watched part of the "Runner" commentary today, and found it highly enjoyable- and quite informative.

Just don't watch the PD/GJ commentary.

PG15
March 9th, 2007, 08:19 PM
Eh, I would rather have a good laugh than nothing else, and GJ/PJ works for me. Not every commentary have to be an encyclopedia on the current episode.

Emerald01
March 9th, 2007, 08:23 PM
I understand your frustration, but as I've said before, it's only 60 seconds. Is it really that bad for you to listen to a minute of theme music?
Yes. Yes it is. *nod*


Not everyone has a DVR.
No, they don't. I didn't until recently actually. :D



The commentary complaint is valid. The inability to skip a 60-second sequence is not (in my opinion). It's one minute for crying out loud! :rolleyes:
That's one minute times 20 episodes!! More, if I watch the episodes more than once! That's 20 whole minutes that could be spent cleaning my toenails.



Please, don't make false accusations. I did not engage in name calling. I specifically said, "No offense man, but you sound very spoiled."
That's right. You called me man. I am extremely offended by that. :p


It was not my intent to be condescending. I appologize if I made you feel bad. :(
Nah, not really. I was just riled up because I have actually come to hate the sound of Deluise's voice. (Don't try to make sense of that.)



I don't think it's a detriment, I just think it doesn't matter one way or the other. I always watch the credits, but if I were in your shoes and couldn't skip the credits, I would just shrug my shoulders and let them play while I play with my cat.
Well send your cat on over, and I'll play with it. :D


That is why you started the thread... so people could respond... right? :confused:
No! I posted it so everybody would agree with everything that I say. That is how my world works.


Never seeing the episode title and post credit credits should have tipped you off. :p
Not when I was trying to skip them. :p

Glad you don't take me too seriously. I am rather spoiled. But I love a good argument. :)

Still, I hope they do the skip credits thing on season 3. :D

Cheers!
Em

Mitchell82
March 9th, 2007, 10:40 PM
Eh, I would rather have a good laugh than nothing else, and GJ/PJ works for me. Not every commentary have to be an encyclopedia on the current episode.

Good point but I'd rather listen to my mother in law for 45 min instead of them and thats a scary thought!:D

Trek_Girl42
March 9th, 2007, 11:13 PM
Just don't watch the PD/GJ commentary.
I skipped that one- though I'll probably go back to it at some point, I loved "Intruder". Though I suppose if it were required that would be a good ep for a goofy commentary.


Eh, I would rather have a good laugh than nothing else, and GJ/PJ works for me. Not every commentary have to be an encyclopedia on the current episode.
Just realized how amazingly difficult it is the avoid the DeLuise's (not that I'm trying to), today saw yet another new commercial with I guess the one who was Pete. Drawing a blank on his name. :S

Pharaoh Atem
March 10th, 2007, 01:05 AM
Eh, I would rather have a good laugh than nothing else, and GJ/PJ works for me. Not every commentary have to be an encyclopedia on the current episode.

yes, it does.:)

Mitchell82
March 10th, 2007, 09:42 PM
I skipped that one- though I'll probably go back to it at some point, I loved "Intruder". Though I suppose if it were required that would be a good ep for a goofy commentary.


Just realized how amazingly difficult it is the avoid the DeLuise's (not that I'm trying to), today saw yet another new commercial with I guess the one who was Pete. Drawing a blank on his name. :S

David I think.

Killdeer
March 10th, 2007, 11:07 PM
I don't watch commentaries, so can't comment on that. I have to agree with you, Emerald01, on the chapter mark issue. I can understand why some people might feel it's a small issue, but when chapter marks right after the credits are standard on almost every DVD set you watch, it's a little annoying to put in a Stargate set, automatically hit your Next button when you get to the credits, and then realize you overshot. It's been that way on every Stargate SG1 set so far though. Gord Lacey over at tvshowsondvd.com has been complaining about the lack of that feature in his reviews of the sets (2-8) all along, along with the lack of a Play All feature, which they did start including with Season 9.

On the other hand, the Atlantis Season 1 set did have the chapter marks (I just checked to make sure), so it's disappointing that they've gone backwards on that. :( Hopefully the season three sets will be better.

I have to say though, I'm one who's not a fan of the long credits. They're cool looking, sure, but I watch them once or twice and then fast-forward through the rest of the time. I wouldn't be that upset if they went to a two-second credit, like Heroes does, as long as we were assured we'd get more story for the trade off instead of more commercials. But I realize I'm in the minority on that. :D That's ok.

kymeric
March 11th, 2007, 09:07 AM
1. What happened to being able to hit "next" to skip the credits and go to the beginning of the main episode segment? That was a nice feature. Please go back to doing it that way for the season 3 dvds.

2. Please stop having Peter Deluise and Gary Jones do commentaries. They are not labeled, so I have no forewarning and suddenly I find I've wasted my time working my way into a commentary that ends up focusing mainly on SG1 and/or sex. I'd rather you put the time/energy/resources into something more interesting like better cast interviews, blooper reels, deleted scenes, a frog chewing its toenails, etc.

Those are the two main things. I'm only on the 5th ep of the second season and have just become irritated enough to turn on the computer and type this when I realized I was missing entire segments of episodes by clicking next. You guys did it right on the first set. Click Next, it just skips the titles. WHY is that such a hard thing to get? (This annoys me on the Lost DVDs, but at least their opening titles are all of 2 seconds.)

I love this show, but honestly, I am NOT happy with the purchase so far. Except for the Martin, David, Martin Commentaries, of course. Oh, and the one where Deluise actually was *involved* with the episode and talking to someone else *involved* with the show was okay.

And what *is* wrong with the PD/GJ commentary, anyway? It sounds like it's been heavily edited. Or like they had to block out some of what Peter said? Please tell me that he didn't have to be "bleeped" on a commentary.

I can't even be bothered to look at the special features at this point. I'm so utterly aggravated with these DVDs. All I ask is that you PLEASE fix this on the season 3 DVDs. I bought season 2, expecting the same general quality as season 1. I am disappointed. I hope season 3 rises to the bar set by season 1.

I love you guys. I do. Just please think a little when you're throwing the season 3 discs together?

Thank you kindly,
Emerald

Call me crazy but i bought the set to WATCH ATLANTIS SEASON 2, not for the style choices of their setup and menus. LoL

Yeesh how finicky are fans when they complain about where the next breaks are and WHOS on the commentaries. Yeesh.

Mitchell82
March 11th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Call me crazy but i bought the set to WATCH ATLANTIS SEASON 2, not for the style choices of their setup and menus. LoL

Yeesh how finicky are fans when they complain about where the next breaks are and WHOS on the commentaries. Yeesh.

LOL my thoughts exactly. Except the PD/GJ commentairies are annoying.

Killdeer
March 11th, 2007, 10:14 AM
Call me crazy but i bought the set to WATCH ATLANTIS SEASON 2, not for the style choices of their setup and menus. LoL

Yeesh how finicky are fans when they complain about where the next breaks are and WHOS on the commentaries. Yeesh.

I think most people bought the sets to watch the episodes, but the point is, when a lot of sets have certain standard features, why should Stargate sets be sub-standard in this area? Yeah, it may be finicky, but a person does start wondering what the problem is when every other set you own has the chapter breaks set correctly, and Stargate can't seem to get with the program.

And as far as commentaries, like I said, I don't usually watch commentaries, but I think what people are trying to say is that if they're going to go to the trouble to do a commentary for the episode, have commentary by people who actually know something about the episode. If I was watching commentary for an Atlantis episode, I would want to be learning more about that episode, how it came about, behind the scenes stories related to that episode, etc. That's the whole point of episode commentaries isn't it? Otherwise, save themselves the trouble and lower the set price. The aforementioned offtopic rambling would annoy me as well.

Just my opinion! :D

leighanners
March 11th, 2007, 10:41 AM
And as far as commentaries, like I said, I don't usually watch commentaries, but I think what people are trying to say is that if they're going to go to the trouble to do a commentary for the episode, have commentary by people who actually know something about the episode. If I was watching commentary for an Atlantis episode, I would want to be learning more about that episode, how it came about, behind the scenes stories related to that episode, etc. That's the whole point of episode commentaries isn't it? Otherwise, save themselves the trouble and lower the set price. The aforementioned offtopic rambling would annoy me as well.

Just my opinion! :D

That's what I'm saying! I bought the season for the eps of course, but I really enjoyed the coms for S1. (That surprised me cause I don't usually listen to coms.) So I was fairly disappointed when S2 coms weren't up to S1 standards, in my opinion. And I think the PD/GJ coms are a waste of disc space because they rarely keep on topic. The one on S1 was bad enough, I just skipped over S2 cause I doubted they'd changed in a year. The only good one I've listed to so far was the one for Siege pt3. The Martins, David, and Joe are hilarious together.

As for the rest of the bonus features, I think the little featurettes they have this season are great. I like the profiles on the actors. And I loved watching Martin Gero try to be an actor.

My only complaint is the PD/GJ coms. I do think they are a complete waste.

Jenner8675309
March 11th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Good point but I'd rather listen to my mother in law for 45 min instead of them and thats a scary thought!:D

ROTF, I don't know your mother in law, but I feel the same way about them, so I guess I'ld rather listen to her as well (since I don't have my own in-laws).

I'm disappointed Paul McGillion wasn't in any of the commentaries, especially Duet! That would have been HILARIOUS!

Willow'sCat
March 11th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Call me crazy but i bought the set to WATCH ATLANTIS SEASON 2, not for the style choices of their setup and menus. LoL

Yeesh how finicky are fans when they complain about where the next breaks are and WHOS on the commentaries. Yeesh.You are crazy! :D

Well I don't know how much you paid for your set but mine cost a heck of a lot for only 20 episodes, in fact SGA seems to be the highest priced of all the boxsets I have. So yeah sorry but I do care about the features and the extras and the ease of navigation I have of course already seen the episodes so I do want more dam it! :p I do want more then just the episodes.

I paid a heck of a lot of money for this! :cool: The least they can do is have David Hewlett naked in a hidden Easter egg! :D

Do they ever have Easter eggs on Stargate DVDs?

Oh and come on PD talking about what they said to David during "Duet" is magic! tea-bagging indeed. :eek: :D

leighanners
March 11th, 2007, 06:08 PM
ROTF, I don't know your mother in law, but I feel the same way about them, so I guess I'ld rather listen to her as well (since I don't have my own in-laws).

I'm disappointed Paul McGillion wasn't in any of the commentaries, especially Duet! That would have been HILARIOUS!

I too am disappointed Jen...but then again, you know that already. Paul and Rach were so great on the S1 coms, with Torri too! It sadness me.

And I'd love it if they'd have Easter Eggs on the DVDs...but we probably wouldn't be able to afford those DVDs. :mckay:

kymeric
March 12th, 2007, 03:12 PM
You are crazy! :D

Well I don't know how much you paid for your set but mine cost a heck of a lot for only 20 episodes, in fact SGA seems to be the highest priced of all the boxsets I have. So yeah sorry but I do care about the features and the extras and the ease of navigation I have of course already seen the episodes so I do want more dam it! :p I do want more then just the episodes.

I paid a heck of a lot of money for this! :cool: The least they can do is have David Hewlett naked in a hidden Easter egg! :D

Do they ever have Easter eggs on Stargate DVDs?

Oh and come on PD talking about what they said to David during "Duet" is magic! tea-bagging indeed. :eek: :D

LoL must not be a startrek fan then, themz 120 a pop.

If moneys a problem you can rent them, or wait 20 yrs till theyre in the cheapo bin.

Almighty_Wookie
March 12th, 2007, 03:45 PM
The way I look at it is this: They have a set budget, they either spend the more money making the episodes the way they want to, and we get very little in the way of DVD menu's/extras and so on (Average price is about £20, 000 for each DVD made). Or they spend money on fancy DVD's and less on the series.

Personally I'd rather have more money spent on the episodes.

butmadnnw
March 13th, 2007, 04:28 PM
That's one minute times 20 episodes!! More, if I watch the episodes more than once! That's 20 whole minutes that could be spent cleaning my toenails.


AMEN!


Nah, not really. I was just riled up because I have actually come to hate the sound of Deluise's voice. (Don't try to make sense of that.)

What is it with his voice? He starts speaking normally and inexplicably starts getting nasally. Is it a strange affectation?

Question: For those of you in the US, are you having problems with disc 5? I'm on my second set--had my first one replaced--because the disc stalls on "Michael" around 32:24 - 32:25. It's driving me up the wall because it's my favorite episode, and now that I'm aware of the problem, I'm obsessing over it. Since I'm on my second set and the problem is still there, I imagine that I might have to live with it...

leighanners
March 13th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Question: For those of you in the US, are you having problems with disc 5? I'm on my second set--had my first one replaced--because the disc stalls on "Michael" around 32:24 - 32:25. It's driving me up the wall because it's my favorite episode, and now that I'm aware of the problem, I'm obsessing over it. Since I'm on my second set and the problem is still there, I imagine that I might have to live with it...

I haven't gotten around to Michael yet, but when I do, if I notice it, I'll let ya know. Does it just stall, or does it quit?

butmadnnw
March 14th, 2007, 07:45 AM
I haven't gotten around to Michael yet, but when I do, if I notice it, I'll let ya know. Does it just stall, or does it quit?

Thanks! :)

It stalls for about a second or two and moves on. It's just annyoing after you notice it.

leighanners
March 14th, 2007, 08:01 AM
Thanks! :)

It stalls for about a second or two and moves on. It's just annyoing after you notice it.

Yeah, it does get annoying...but I usually just live with it. I'll keep an eye out for it

Angela V
March 14th, 2007, 10:16 AM
Just realized how amazingly difficult it is the avoid the DeLuise's (not that I'm trying to), today saw yet another new commercial with I guess the one who was Pete. Drawing a blank on his name. :S

I've seen that commerical too. He was Sam's boyfriend Pete. Though I laugh because he's with a dog and I remember when Pete bought the house and was telling Sam about a dog and she was like "dog?" So it just amusing me that the actor is in a commerical with a dog.

Pharaoh Atem
March 28th, 2007, 04:54 AM
i'm extremely happy with the boxset. :D very easy to find everything colors are nice.

rosey_angel
March 29th, 2007, 08:07 PM
1. didn't really like the PD/GJ commentary for The Gift, so i wont be watching their s2 ones with any faith. maybe if i'm in need for a laugh.

2. skipping past the intro would be cool, but it gives me time to send a text or close my door or whatever. at least it's not as long as the Las Vegas intro.

3. i buy the dvds mostly for the special features, coz they're of pretty good quality.

4. the Martin Gero one, where he tries to be an actor: ABOSOLUTELY HILARIOUS

TheXym
March 30th, 2007, 06:29 AM
AMEN!



What is it with his voice? He starts speaking normally and inexplicably starts getting nasally. Is it a strange affectation?

Question: For those of you in the US, are you having problems with disc 5? I'm on my second set--had my first one replaced--because the disc stalls on "Michael" around 32:24 - 32:25. It's driving me up the wall because it's my favorite episode, and now that I'm aware of the problem, I'm obsessing over it. Since I'm on my second set and the problem is still there, I imagine that I might have to live with it...


I'm guessing it's the layer change on the DVD

monkey_man132
March 30th, 2007, 07:05 AM
The thing that bugs me about DVDs is that after watching an episode and letting it end completely it goes to the page for THAT episode instead of the main menu.I think it should go to the main menu and have the NEXT episode highlighted because sometimes I can't find my controller for DVD player and im stuck only being able to watch the first episode of each disk because the button that are on my DVD player doesn't have the directional buttons to move to next episode.

Trek_Girl42
March 30th, 2007, 09:23 AM
My disc(I'm in Canada) stalls momentarily in that spot on Michael as well- but I found it hardly even noticeable, and not something worth going through the hassle of exchanging sets over.

Mitchell82
March 30th, 2007, 08:01 PM
My disc(I'm in Canada) stalls momentarily in that spot on Michael as well- but I found it hardly even noticeable, and not something worth going through the hassle of exchanging sets over.

Same here. Only time I was bothered with an exchange was the "Threads" goofup on the season 8 boxset.

Trek_Girl42
March 30th, 2007, 11:47 PM
Same here. Only time I was bothered with an exchange was the "Threads" goofup on the season 8 boxset.
Yeah, that would be one to exchange- often it's not worth it for tiny flaws- then there's the necessity of watching the entire set OVER again to make sure that the replacement is okay (wait a sec..... :mckayanime09:). I had an episode on about disc 28 of a 40 disc set that froze and went a bit pixilated in a spot, but I just had to re-hit play and it was fine. It's really not worth having to go through a replacement set of 40 discs just because of one tiny little flaw, even if I have to do that same thing every time I re-watch the episode. :P Could be there was just some dust on the disc and it needed cleaning though. Didn't really think of that at the time. *shrugs*

Mitchell82
April 2nd, 2007, 07:23 PM
Yeah, that would be one to exchange- often it's not worth it for tiny flaws- then there's the necessity of watching the entire set OVER again to make sure that the replacement is okay (wait a sec..... :mckayanime09:). I had an episode on about disc 28 of a 40 disc set that froze and went a bit pixilated in a spot, but I just had to re-hit play and it was fine. It's really not worth having to go through a replacement set of 40 discs just because of one tiny little flaw, even if I have to do that same thing every time I re-watch the episode. :P Could be there was just some dust on the disc and it needed cleaning though. Didn't really think of that at the time. *shrugs*

LOL yeah it's the simple things we don't think about when things don't work. Remember the pain of constantly blowing on nintendo disk cartridges?;) :cameron:

cavalierlwt
April 2nd, 2007, 11:42 PM
Some advice to the TPTB: The DVDs could be a little sharper (picture quality), especially considering the show is shot on HD video. There's way too much grain for something that has a digital source.

Trek_Girl42
April 3rd, 2007, 08:01 AM
LOL yeah it's the simple things we don't think about when things don't work. Remember the pain of constantly blowing on nintendo disk cartridges?;) :cameron:
What the frak is a Nintendo disc cartridge? :confused: :P

Mitchell82
April 5th, 2007, 12:51 PM
What the frak is a Nintendo disc cartridge? :confused: :P

Don't tell me you don't remember the old nintendo game cartridges?;) :cameron:

Trek_Girl42
April 5th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Don't tell me you don't remember the old nintendo game cartridges?;) :cameron:
I've never even played a Nintendo..... :P

PG15
April 5th, 2007, 05:40 PM
How do you play one anyway? They pass through everything...


(Ok, that was bad).

Trek_Girl42
April 5th, 2007, 07:38 PM
How do you play one anyway? They pass through everything...


(Ok, that was bad).
So bad I don't get it. :confused:


Edit: OH! Nevermind. *headdesk* :P

PG15
April 5th, 2007, 09:10 PM
Is it sad that, when Nintendo was mentioned, the first thing that came to mind was THAT? ;)

Trek_Girl42
April 6th, 2007, 02:31 PM
Is it sad that, when Nintendo was mentioned, the first thing that came to mind was THAT? ;)
Yes. Very. :P

Mitchell82
April 6th, 2007, 03:19 PM
Is it sad that, when Nintendo was mentioned, the first thing that came to mind was THAT? ;)

Very though I love that ep.

Trek_Girl42
April 6th, 2007, 04:57 PM
Very though I love that ep.
Which ep is it from? I've completely forgotten. :eek:

PG15
April 6th, 2007, 04:57 PM
Crystal Skull

With the giant aliens and the awesome music. :D

Mitchell82
April 6th, 2007, 05:49 PM
Crystal Skull

With the giant aliens and the awesome music. :D

With Chris Judge as the Giant Alien.

Trek_Girl42
April 6th, 2007, 05:49 PM
Crystal Skull

With the giant aliens and the awesome music. :D
Ooh right! Sadly don't have that one on DVD, only seen it once. :(

Trek_Girl42
April 6th, 2007, 05:50 PM
With Chris Judge as the Giant Alien.
He was? Very cool!

Mitchell82
April 6th, 2007, 07:08 PM
He was? Very cool!

Yup. If you listen carefully you can tell.

Trek_Girl42
April 6th, 2007, 07:22 PM
Yup. If you listen carefully you can tell.
Darn.....it's not on again for a few months and now I'm dying to watch it. :P

Mitchell82
April 6th, 2007, 10:33 PM
Darn.....it's not on again for a few months and now I'm dying to watch it. :P

LOL buy the dvd!;)

Trek_Girl42
April 6th, 2007, 11:59 PM
LOL buy the dvd!;)
Actually, I'm kicking myself for not buying it when it was $20......now it's $40. :(

Mitchell82
April 7th, 2007, 04:55 PM
Actually, I'm kicking myself for not buying it when it was $20......now it's $40. :(

I would be too.;)

SGA4ever
April 7th, 2007, 05:51 PM
I love the setup (region 1) the slow music, the blue color and the simple menu.

Mitchell82
April 10th, 2007, 09:39 PM
I love the setup (region 1) the slow music, the blue color and the simple menu.

As do I. Much better than the menus in season 1.

Trek_Girl42
April 10th, 2007, 11:25 PM
As do I. Much better than the menus in season 1.
The menus of season one were just plain annoying.....and not very well done. No individual episode pages, the travelling Puddle Jumper between screens is irritating, and the main screen is kinda bland looking (but better then the rest). Season Two is absolutely gorgeous. I love the shade of blue, and it's so much easier to navigate. :cool:

Mitchell82
April 11th, 2007, 06:27 PM
The menus of season one were just plain annoying.....and not very well done. No individual episode pages, the travelling Puddle Jumper between screens is irritating, and the main screen is kinda bland looking (but better then the rest). Season Two is absolutely gorgeous. I love the shade of blue, and it's so much easier to navigate. :cool:

Agreed. Though I understand why season 1's dvds were abit off. They tried to spice things up for Atlantis and while the intial screen was supossed to simulate the PJ screen the main setup was anoying though I give them props for doing something different. It is anoying though I bought the dvds for the shows so....;) Still season 2's are much better.

Trek_Girl42
April 12th, 2007, 05:00 PM
Agreed. Though I understand why season 1's dvds were abit off. They tried to spice things up for Atlantis and while the intial screen was supossed to simulate the PJ screen the main setup was anoying though I give them props for doing something different. It is anoying though I bought the dvds for the shows so....;) Still season 2's are much better.
In the end it's the fact that the episodes are there that counts anyway. :) I still watch my season one set a fair bit.

Mitchell82
April 12th, 2007, 06:11 PM
In the end it's the fact that the episodes are there that counts anyway. :) I still watch my season one set a fair bit.

Yeah me too though I still laugh at the crappy CG puddle jumper.

Trek_Girl42
April 12th, 2007, 07:24 PM
Yeah me too though I still laugh at the crappy CG puddle jumper.
:lol:

Thank goodness the season two set beyond redeems that.
:sheppard: :mckay: :weir: :ronan: :teyla: :beckett:

Mitchell82
April 12th, 2007, 07:42 PM
:lol:

Thank goodness the season two set beyond redeems that.
:sheppard: :mckay: :weir: :ronan: :teyla: :beckett:

Indeed it does. Still I wish they did something similar to the Sg-1 sets instead of the borring still screen.

Trek_Girl42
April 12th, 2007, 10:28 PM
Indeed it does. Still I wish they did something similar to the Sg-1 sets instead of the borring still screen.
What do you mean similar to the SG-1 sets?



I'm trying to recall what the season nine menus looked like exactly.....and I watched some of those today. :P

They're one bold colour- with a gate and a picture on the bottom?

Emerald01
May 13th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Well, they could probably save money by having someone besides PD and GJ do commentaries.

I know it seems a minor thing to be able to skip the credits, but I was completely happy with my season 1 discs. I just don't see why the quality of production had to go down. Skip the irrelevant commentaries and leave in that chapter marker to skip the credits. It's so easy, and such a convenience for a viewer who doesn't want to watch the credits 40 times. Heck, the marker should already exist from when the show was put toether for airing.

Some of the features on this set are SO worth while. The profiles on the different people and the bit on the stunt coordination are fantastic. The point of my post was for the producers, really. I know they check in now and then, and I wanted them to see that a few small things could make the season 3 DVDs much better. The little conveniences can make a huge difference, eh?

I'm sure they're doing season 3 commentaries already. I look forward to the disks. I hope they come out before season 4 starts.

Cheers!
Em - who is happily re-watching season 2 episodes

PG15
May 13th, 2007, 05:04 PM
I think JM has said many times that the producers are not responsible for the DVDs.

Emerald01
May 13th, 2007, 05:16 PM
Eh, I would rather have a good laugh than nothing else, and GJ/PJ works for me. Not every commentary have to be an encyclopedia on the current episode.

No, but it shouldn't be about another show entirely. How hard would it have been to grab a camera guy and have him talk about it. Plenty of people love the behind the scenes stuff, and I know quite a few dislike the PD/GJ commentaries, so why not? Or just don't have one for the ep. Put the resources into something else. Like a marker at the end of the credits. ;)

Cheers!
Em

Emerald01
May 13th, 2007, 05:19 PM
I think JM has said many times that the producers are not responsible for the DVDs.
JM... James Marsters? Okay, I know that's not it, but I don't know who JM is. Well, whomever is responsible for the DVDs, I do hope they will think more carefully on what they do with the season 3 discs.

I'm getting a lot of crap for wanting to skip the credits, but the season 1 discs did it. And if some people want to watch the credits, they can. For those of us who want to skip them, why not? It's easy enough to do.

So... seirously. Who's JM? (I'm probably going to be mortified when I read the answer)

CHeers!
Emerald

PG15
May 13th, 2007, 05:34 PM
JM = Joe Mallozzi, Exectutive Producer of Atlantis Season 4.

Emerald01
May 14th, 2007, 10:31 AM
JM = Joe Mallozzi, Exectutive Producer of Atlantis Season 4.
LOL! Whoops! Thank you. I guess you can tell what fandom I was in before Atlantis. ;)

Cheers!
Em

MmmmMcKAy
May 14th, 2007, 11:04 AM
LOL! Whoops! Thank you. I guess you can tell what fandom I was in before Atlantis. ;)

Cheers!
Em

Cool, I was and still am in the Buffy/Angel fandom.:) JM always = James Marsters for me. It's good to see a fellow Buffy fan also love Atlantis.

Trek_Girl42
May 14th, 2007, 11:42 AM
LOL! Whoops! Thank you. I guess you can tell what fandom I was in before Atlantis. ;)


Cool, I was and still am in the Buffy/Angel fandom.:) JM always = James Marsters for me. It's good to see a fellow Buffy fan also love Atlantis.
Lol, yes, every time I see JM I initially think James Marsters as well.....it would be awsome if he was on Atlantis some time. Hec, they'd give him something better to do than he got on Smallville. :rolleyes:

MmmmMcKAy
May 15th, 2007, 07:30 AM
God yes! I couldn't stand to watch Smallville....I just watched Marsters' parts, and like you say, it wasn't the best role.

Back to the Season 2 DVDs.....they're beatiful. I love the menu layout...so much better than Season 1. Now I can't wait to see what they'll do with Season 3.:)

Trek_Girl42
May 15th, 2007, 04:10 PM
God yes! I couldn't stand to watch Smallville....I just watched Marsters' parts, and like you say, it wasn't the best role.

Back to the Season 2 DVDs.....they're beatiful. I love the menu layout...so much better than Season 1. Now I can't wait to see what they'll do with Season 3.:)
Yup.....I checked out Smallville because I was curious about it, and really only stuck around a few eps just to see Marsters, the writing (and most of the acting) on that show is abysmal; even he's given the impression that he was disappointed in his experience on it. I don't understand how anyone could waste his talent so spectacularly. :S

Woah, and back on topic, season three.....boy I hope we find out about those details soon. The suspense is killing me! I want to know if our heroes live! :P

And yes, season two DVDs, leaps and bounds better than season one. I am very impressed. I love my set and hug it daily.

Boxytheboxed
May 16th, 2007, 02:56 PM
GUESS WHAT IM GETTING S2 im so excited woohoo
YIPDEDEEE, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

MmmmMcKAy
May 16th, 2007, 04:11 PM
GUESS WHAT IM GETTING S2 im so excited woohoo
YIPDEDEEE, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Yay for you!:) You'll love it.

monkey_man132
May 19th, 2007, 01:49 PM
GUESS WHAT IM GETTING S2 im so excited woohoo
YIPDEDEEE, YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWatch Martin Gero's documentary in it. Its about becoming an actor on Stargate. Its very funny.