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naamiaiset
September 19th, 2008, 10:43 AM
it just bugs me... is it that hard to remember two O's? :o

GoSpikey
September 19th, 2008, 11:18 AM
Yes, it's very hard...

Particularly, maybe, because the smilie of Ronon is misspelled also. :P

prion
September 19th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Tracker

http://www.sfuniverse.com/2008/09/19/tonight-on-stargate-atlantis-tracker/

PREMIERES: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2008 AT 10PM ET/PT

McKay and Ronon, each unaware of the other's motive, volunteer to assist Dr.
Jennifer Keller with a medical follow-up away from Atlantis. But once in the
settlement, a nervous child patient prompts Keller to ask Ronon and McKay to
wait for her in the local tavern while she finishes her treatment.

Later, when the pair return, they are surprised to learn that she left some
time ago. An exhaustive search of the village turns up no sign of her. But a
set of footprints in the dirt just past the village confirms Ronon's mounting
suspicion that Keller has been kidnapped

morjana
September 19th, 2008, 11:01 PM
SGA - SciFi Channel Updates for Tracker:

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/) site, updates for September 19, 2008:

Tracker (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/episodes/episodes.php?seas=5&ep=0509&act=1)

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos


NEW Alex Levine Blog update for Tracker (http://blog.scifi.com/stargate/archives/2008/09/the_bad_news_an_1.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/contact.jpg

NEXT new episode: First Contact airs Friday September 26 at 10pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Atlantis encounters a mysterious alien race when Dr. Rodney McKay and a visiting Dr. Daniel Jackson stumble upon the secret lab of a rebellious Ancient scientist named Janus.

Trailer for First Contact

Pending

NEW Season 5 Quiz!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/quiz_pic_beckett_hard.jpg

Dr. Carson Beckett - Hard (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/quizzes/beckett_hard/index.php?start=1)

morjana
September 20th, 2008, 07:34 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review of 'Tracker':

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-59-tracker.php):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

TV Review: Stargate Atlantis 5.9 - Tracker

Posted by Kevin Carr on September 20, 2008

**snippage**

Review: This is the second episode we’ve seen lately that features Dr. Keller in peril off-world. In the previous season, she was on the run in the woods with Teyla (Rachel Luttrell), but this time she’s on her own as a hostage. This is a bit of a relief because Keller’s whining factor has been significantly reduced. In fact, she manages to take care of herself and retain her integrity as a doctor. Perhaps by not pairing Keller with warrior-woman Teyla, the doc was able to be more confident to fend for herself.

**snippage**

Ultimately, this episode is Dr. Keller’s, developing her storyline and character a little better. Her budding romantic interest in both Ronon and Rodney is a key factor in “Tracker,” which will interest die-hard fans. I had a chance to talk with Jewel Staite at Comic-Con a couple months ago, and she explained that the Ronon attraction is strictly physical while Rodney stimulates Dr. Keller’s mind. When I asked if her character is going to have eyes for anyone else this season, she simply replied, “She definitely makes a choice.” [Considering an alternate-future Rodney ended up marrying her in the Season Four finale, I’m putting my money on brains over brawn.

Up Next Week: Michael Shanks returns as Dr. Daniel Jackson, enlisting the Atlantis team in finding an secret Ancient lab. Any bets on whether Jackson dies for the first time in the Pegasus Galaxy?

morjana
September 20th, 2008, 09:06 PM
SGA - The SciFi World: Christina Cox/Janina Gavankar Video Interview:

At The SciFi World (http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/janina_gavankar_christina_cox_01.htm):

Janina Gavankar & Christina Cox interview

Date of publishing: 21st September 2008

Click on the image [at the site] to watch our exclusive video interview!

The video is Quicktime format, 15Megas, 12min 47.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/coxgavankar.jpg (http://www.thescifiworld.net/interviews/janina_gavankar_christina_cox_01.htm)

Jumper_One
September 21st, 2008, 11:34 AM
SGA - The SciFi World: Christina Cox/Janina Gavankar Video Interview:

**snip***

LOL hilarious vid :P

morjana
September 21st, 2008, 09:42 PM
At SciFi Channel's SciFi Weekly (http://www.scifi.com/sfw/screen/sfw19511.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete SciFi Weekly article..)

REVIEWS: SCREEN

September 22, 2008

2008 Fall Preview: Part II

By Kathie Huddleston

Take a look around the sci-fi television landscape, boys and girls. Never before has there been such variety. From Battlestar Galactica to Pushing Daisies to Lost to Ghost Hunters to Saving Grace to Heroes to Supernatural to Torchwood, on a regular basis we're treated to great drama, fantastic acting and fully realized worlds.

It wasn't that long ago when we drummed our fingers on the remote, wondering why there wasn't anything good on television despite the fact that we had 500 channels to choose from. That can't be said today. If you can't find anything good to watch, you haven't set your TiVo or turned on the Internet, and you're not trying.

Forget reruns. Year round we're treated to great television, with more new shows coming every season. ... Miss a show? Download it off the Net. ... Want to find out more about show's world? Check out the online comic book. Explore the latest Web series ... save up a bunch of your favorite show's episodes and have a marathon, zooming through those pesky commercials ... It's winter and there's nothing to do? No problem. There's a new series premiering on cable. ... Want to hear some actors' commentary about your favorite episode of a series? Pop in the DVD.

We are not bound and spoonfed television shows anymore. We, the viewers, are the ones who are in control. And, fortunately networks, cable channels and the Internet are clamoring for our attention. Despite the devastating writers' strike and the thirst for ratings gold, those 500 channels and the Internet are hungry for content, which forces the major networks to take chances if they want to keep us watching.

We're in a new Golden Age, spurred on by creative minds and an enormous landscape of possibilities. And so shows that have no right to exist on network television (Heroes, Lost) have given opportunities to a new breed of series (Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone) that push boundaries in the most delightful ways. And with a whole new pack of fresh faces bursting through, offering their own take on what sci-fi and fantasy genre television is really about (Primeval, Sanctuary, Fringe), things are only going to get more interesting.

While the showy shows have pushed the envelope of what it means to be a sci-fi and fantasy series, quieter series have expanded the possibilities of what genre television is in their own way (Medium, Chuck). Meanwhile, the old friends we've embraced (Stargate, Doctor Who, Smallville) have continued to remind us what sci-fi is all about, and they haven't done that by playing it safe.

It's a force that no writers' strike could stop. And there's more waiting in the wings as the midseason replacements (Caprica, Dollhouse, Kings, Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire) ready themselves to explore their own strange new worlds.

Sci-fi and fantasy genre television now offer television writers and producers a way to push past the bounds of normal storytelling, and finally all viewers are ready to embrace it. This is a Golden Age that may never end.

Last week's 2008 Fall SF TV Preview, Part I (http://www.scifi.com/sfw/screen/sfw19475.html) had the scoop on all the new shows, canceled series and kid stuff.




Returning and Continuing Shows


Stargate Atlantis
SCI FI, Fridays, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Continuing

Happy birthday, Stargate Atlantis! You're hitting a hundred ... episodes, that is. "It's a milestone year for us. We're hitting a hundred episodes," said executive producer Martin Gero. "This year, more than ever, we were like, 'All right, what have the fans been dying to see?'" Presently in its fifth and final season, Teyla gave birth and became a working mom, Woolsey discovered that he can't always follow the rules, and McKay contracted an Alzheimer's-type illness called Second Childhood. As the final season continues, Daniel Jackson visits Atlantis in a midseason two-parter, a coalition of humans claim the Atlantis team has committed crimes against the people of the Pegasus galaxy, and Michael attacks Atlantis in an attempt to kidnap Teyla's child. After the series finishes its run in January, a two-hour Stargate Atlantis movie will air that will later be released on DVD by MGM. The film will be written by executive producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie.

The Outlook: It's sad to see Stargate Atlantis in its final season so soon after we lost Stargate SG-1. But the series will most likely continue on the way SG-1 has, as movies released direct to DVD. But fear not, Stargate fans. SCI FI has just announced a new series called Stargate Universe, with a different team and a brand-new mission. Check out the "Midseason and Beyond" section below for more details.

morjana
September 22nd, 2008, 03:13 PM
SGA - About.com: A Busy Week for Sci-Fi TV:

From About.com's SciFi/Fantasy (http://scifi.about.com/b/2008/09/22/a-busy-week-for-sci-fi-tv.htm) guide:


(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

A Busy Week for Sci-Fi TV

Monday September 22, 2008

Big week this week: The series premiere of Knight Rider and the two-hour season premiere of Heroes; the midseason finale of Eureka; plus new episodes of Fringe, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Smallville, Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Primeval, and True Blood.

The splashy premieres on NBC threaten to overshadow a lot of interesting stuff going on in the other new episodes, including:

* Stargate Atlantis sees the always-welcome return of Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson.


Here are the capsules:

* Stargate Atlantis (Fri 9/26, 10 PM, SCI FI). "First Contact" 5x10. Doctor Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) visits Atlantis and enlists Doctor McKay's help to find a hidden lab on the station. Meanwhile, the Daedalus hosts a Wraith delegation for talks concerning Doctor Keller's research.

morjana
September 22nd, 2008, 04:43 PM
SGA - Critical Myth: Review of 'Tracker':

At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/?p=54):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Episode 5.9: “Tracker”


Written by Carl Binder
Directed by William Waring

Writing: 2/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 1/4

Final Rating: 7/10

...Keller shows more grit in this episode than she had in the entire fourth season, and it’s good to see the character getting some actual development. Granted, it’s about as much development as anyone gets in the Stargate franchise, but it’s progress, nonetheless. She doesn’t back down or cower; she demands to know her captor’s intentions. It’s a step in the right direction, because it’s very clear that she’ll need a strong stomach and a lot of patience in the days ahead. (Though, would it kill the writers to make Keller more than the convenient hostage victim?)...

morjana
September 22nd, 2008, 05:44 PM
SGA - IGN: Review of 'Tracker':

At IGN (http://tv.ign.com/articles/911/911929p1.html):

(The review author rated this episode with an 8.7 out of 10.)

Stargate Atlantis: "Tracker" Review

Let the love triangle begin.

by Tory Ireland Mell


September 22, 2008 - I've been waiting a whole season and a half for this episode; the inevitable love triangle that I thought was going to get left in the dust. A story line that was touched on, but because of the cancellation of the show, I thought we'd never get to see. The love triangle between Keller, Ronon, and McKay is afoot, and I sure as heck hope it comes to an ending before the end of the show.

**snippage**

Another great moment, and something I have been waiting for since she started on the show was seeing Keller kick some ass. It was only a matter of time, but in the end, it looked cool, and it made sense. She states that Ronon has been teaching her, and that is the sort of detail that helps make fun episodes.

morjana
September 22nd, 2008, 05:59 PM
SGA - Pink Raygun: Recap and Review of 'Tracker':

At Pink Raygun (http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/09/22/stargate-atlantis-tracker/):

(Please follow the link for the complete LENGTHY recap and review.)

Stargate Atlantis: Tracker

By Wolfen Moondaughter

While it didn’t really turn out to be the Ronon/Rodney friendship ep I was hoping for, overall, I’m pleased with this ep, especially in regards to the development of Keller. She proved herself very capable, both physically and mentally, having come a long way since “Missing”.

Rodney, meanwhile, backslid a bit more into old bad habits — which could have just been really aggravating, but the reasons why he backslid made it also endearing. I can accept his sliding as a logical result of his trying act on his feelings for Keller, complicated by the stumbling blocks of Ronon and the abduction. Besides, on the surface, it seems like old McKay, but there’s a different quality to it — his arrogance is more positive, for example. It’s a new twist on an old theme of his character.

The biggest reason I liked this episode, though, was actually Kiryk, the Runner. I liked him immensely from his first scene, just a strong gut reaction (which really speaks well of Mike Dopud’s acting, seeing as his character in the SG-1 ep “Bounty” was pretty unlikable)! Of course, this only makes SGA’s cancellation all the harder to endure, as I’d love to see this character again, but I’m doubting that he reappears this season and the likelihood of him being in one of the films seems pretty slim ….

**snippage**

See you all next week, for “First Contact”! I’m really looking forward to this one, as it’s a) McKay-heavy, b) is the first of a two-parter that features one of my very-fave SG-1 characters, Daniel Jackson (alas, no Vala — I hope there will be a positive mention of her by Daniel, considering I am as die-hard a Daniel/Vala shipper as I am a McShepper, but I doubt it), and c) includes Todd! Woohoo!

In the meantime, if you love the show, please keep up the fight (http://www.save-thelostcity.com/) to save it! And remember that every time you say online that you’ll give Stargate Universe a chance anyway, you’re telling TPTB that you’re okay with the cancellation. SGU will get on the air no matter what; it doesn’t need your current verbal support. But if everyone would say that they won’t watch SGU without SGA, and they meant it, we could strong-arm them into giving us both. So save your support for SGU for after we save SGA! I mean, is SGU really that important to you, that you would sacrifice SGA for it? Would you sacrifice the show you love for an unknown quantity? Every time you say right now that you’ll give SGU a chance, you’re hammering a nail in SGA’s yourself, coffin, because you’re taking the one card we the fans have to play and folding our hand. If you don’t like SGA, fine — you’re not the audience I’m talking to, obviously. But if you truly love the show at all, please don’t throw the game. Play your cars right, and everybody, even Wright, could get what they want. It all depends on which show’s future you’re willing to gamble.

naamiaiset
September 23rd, 2008, 03:18 AM
see you all next week, for “first contact”! I’m really looking forward to this one, as it’s a) mckay-heavy, b) is the first of a two-parter that features one of my very-fave sg-1 characters, daniel jackson (alas, no vala — i hope there will be a positive mention of her by daniel, considering i am as die-hard a daniel/vala shipper as i am a mcshepper, but i doubt it), and c) includes todd! Woohoo!
http://forum.gateworld.net/images/gw_smilies/biggrin.gif

GoSpikey
September 23rd, 2008, 06:39 AM
Hmm, Todd... *Drool*

Now, where did I leave Mikey? :o

morjana
September 23rd, 2008, 12:56 PM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review of 'The Daedalus Variations':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/reviews/2493-stargate-atlantis-the-daedalus-variations-season-5-episode-4):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Posted on Tuesday 23 September 2008

Stargate Atlantis: The Daedalus Variations (season 5, episode 4)

TV episode review
US airdate 1 August 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)


VERDICT: 8/10

...The Stargate universe has seen quite a few forays into parallel dimensions over the years. Mostly, they have been forays into a single alternative, and now this offers a neat little twist on the theme.

The theme is strongly 'hard' sci-fi and offers a great deal of suspense, emotion and excitement as the variations of the episode title play out. This means that what looks at first to be a cost-effective ‘bottle show’ limited to the central set of characters turns out to be a nail-biting, funny, dynamic and at turns intriguing episode. There is a new set of alien ‘villains’ too, which is quite refreshing.

So, all in all, a nice little standalone episode which effectively entertains in just the right way. Brigid Cherry

morjana
September 23rd, 2008, 01:24 PM
SGA - The Hachiko: Review of 'Tracker':

At The Hachiko (http://www.thehachiko.com/node/524):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. The review author rated this episode with a 3 out of 5.)

'Stargate Atlantis' (5.9) "Tracker" - Review

Mon, 09/22/2008 - 09:04 — Vrej Hezaran

...We get what I found to be another reasonably enjoyable episode of Atlantis this week, even though it centers on characters of which I'm not overly fond of on the show. As has happened in recent weeks, most of the cast don't appear, or are seen very briefly, instead centering on a couple of them off on their own adventure. In "Tracker," those characters would be McKay, Ronon and Keller.

Another aspect of this episode that I really enjoyed was Kiryk himself. I thought he was a great character with an even better gimmick: a personal teleportation device. Its origin is glossed over and the introduction of the device is an obvious ploy by the writers to introduce advanced technology that will no doubt come in handy in future episodes. Regardless of the intentions, I think a spin-off show of Kiryk running from the Wraith, with the little girl and his teleportation device, would work quite well, kind of like a sci-fi version of "The Fugitive". But I digress...seeing as how Kiryk's fate was left open, I don't doubt that we'll see him again.

morjana
September 23rd, 2008, 05:10 PM
SGA - Sci Fi Stuff: Review of 'Tracker':

At Sci Fi Stuff (http://sciencefictionstuff.blogspot.com/2008/09/stargate-atlantis-tracker.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Stargate Atlantis "Tracker"

Tracker was a good episode, It finally gave Ronon something to do other than stand around looking mean.

Uber-Cute Keller is kidnapped by another Satedan in a village while Rodney and Ronon have to find her. Rodney came along just because he fancies her as we discovered at the end of "the Shrine".

**snippage**

jelgate
September 23rd, 2008, 05:14 PM
Kir'yak wasn't a Satedian. I demand a retraction:P

Jumper_One
September 23rd, 2008, 05:25 PM
Kir'yak wasn't a Satedian. I demand a retraction:P

it's Kiryk ;) :P

SpelCzech
September 23rd, 2008, 05:39 PM
Jelgate

Quote:

Originally Posted by jelgate
Kir'yak wasn't a Satedian. I demand a retraction

it's Kiryk

pssst....... it's Satedan, not Satedian. :p

Jumper_One
September 23rd, 2008, 06:07 PM
Jelgate


pssst....... it's Satedan, not Satedian. :p

LOL poor jelgate :P

jelgate
September 23rd, 2008, 06:09 PM
Its not the first time spelling nazis (I'm looking at you Spikey) have attacked me and it won't be the last

The TARDIS
September 23rd, 2008, 07:12 PM
It's not the first time spelling Nazis (I'm looking at you spikey) have attacked me and it won't be the last

Fixed!

;)

morjana
September 23rd, 2008, 07:13 PM
SGA - SyFy Portal: Review of 'Tracker':

At SyFy Portal:

http://www.syfyportal.com/news425398.html

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

GoSpikey
September 24th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Fixed!

;)

Wow, you 'fixed' the capital he gave me, and his 'its'. Great job...

morjana
September 24th, 2008, 02:26 PM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review - 'Ghost in the Machine':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/reviews/2498-stargate-atlantis-ghost-in-the-machine-season-5-episode-5):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Posted on Wednesday 24 September 2008

Stargate Atlantis: Ghost In The Machine (season 5, episode 5)

TV episode review
US premiere 15 August 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)


VERDICT: 6/10

...Taken on its own merits the episode is neatly constructed and emotionally satisfying (especially with some intriguing twists of character from Woolsey and Sheppard), but as the conclusion of a substantial story arc and grand Weir/Replicator scheme it falls flat.

Firstly, Torri Higginson doesn’t return – her consciousness inhabits the Replicator form of FRAN, McKay’s Trojan Horse from season 4’s Be All My Sins Remember’d, and she doesn’t seem quite in character. Secondly, this seems merely a fizzle and a pop to end the Weir arc, an anti-climax after the final shot of her after the destruction of the Replicator world in that same episode. This seems just a way to tie off a subplot, before the series ends, but at least the visuals, effects and execution are up to standard.

-- Brigid Cherry

morjana
September 24th, 2008, 05:12 PM
SGA - Ray Winston - Professional Poker Player - Guest Stars in 'Vegas':

At Card Player (http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/blogs/article/4576):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

St Louis for the Week

BY: ROY WINSTON

PUBLISHED: Wednesday Sep 24, 2008 12:58 PM

...I am here until the weekend then back to NY for a family function, then off to Vegas. I will be filming an episode of Stargate Atlantis in Vegas at the end of the month. Although I have done a fair number of talk shows over the years, it will be my first TV series. I'm sure my part is going to be very small, but who knows, I could be discovered and on my way to yet another career (for those of you who like to post on the various forums keep in mind that the preceding sentence is meant to be sarcastic).

For more information on Roy Winston, you can visit his website: http://www.oraclepoker.net or send him an email.

morjana
September 25th, 2008, 01:32 AM
SGA - NEW Episode - 'First Contact' Friday Sept 26 '08:


From SciFi.com's schedulebot, the Stargate SciFi Friday line up for Friday, September 26 '08 on the SciFi Channel:

6:00P STARGATE SG-1 COMPANY OF THIEVES

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7:00P KNIGHT RIDER A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sg1eps/knightrider.jpg

8:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 4) THE LAST MAN

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9:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS S5 TRACKER

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/tracker.jpg

10:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS S5 FIRST CONTACT - Michael Shanks guest
stars as Dr. Daniel Jackson

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11:00P STARGATE SG-1 SMOKE AND MIRRORS

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sg1eps/smoke.jpg

12:00A STARGATE ATLANTIS S5 FIRST CONTACT

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01:00A STARGATE SG-1 EVOLUTION - PT 1

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sg1eps/evol-1.jpg

02:00A STARGATE SG-1 EVOLUTION - PT 2

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sg1eps/evol-2.jpg


Photos courtesy of GateWorld (http://gateworld.net/)

morjana
September 26th, 2008, 08:21 AM
SG1/SGA - TV Guide Online: Michael Shanks on His Return Trip to Atlantis:

At TV Guide Online (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Tv-Previews/Stargate-Atlantis-Michael/800047483):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

TV Show Blogs

TV Show Previews

Michael Shanks on His Return Trip to Atlantis

Since Stargate SG-1 closed its portal, Michael Shanks has popped up on such non sci-fi shows as 24 and Burn Notice. On Sept. 26, he steps back into his sorely missed role of whimsical archaeologist Daniel Jackson to guest on Stargate: Atlantis, which ends its five-year run in January, to be resurrected in TV movie/DVD form. — Ileane Rudoplh


TV Guide: Is this two-parter your first time guesting on Atlantis?

Michael Shanks: I've never actually been on Atlantis since the pilot, but I always bugged the guys about it. My character spent seven years on the show looking for the lost city of Atlantis and they even made a gag about the fact that he was dying to go but wasn't allowed to.

[NOTE: Guess he doesn't remember SG1's season 10 episode, 'The Pegasus Project.']

TV Guide: Why is Daniel there?

Shanks: He comes to find a secret lab that contains important technology. Then a batch of unexpected villains shows up. Let's just say, Daniel has a history with them.



TV Guide: He has to work with the annoying Dr. Rodney McKay (David Hewlett.) Producer Joe Mallozzi compared the two of you to Abbott and Costello. Are you hurt?

Shanks: [Laughs] The thing with David is that he's one of the fastest talkers on the planet and apparently I speak relatively quickly as well. They wrote six to eight extra pages of the episode just to compensate for the fact that they were going to be short. David's very good at the rhythmic gymnastics that's our banter. We had a lot of fun...

morjana
September 26th, 2008, 11:03 AM
SGA - IGN: What 2 Watch Fri Sept 26 '08:

At IGN: (http://tv.ign.com/articles/913/913608p1.html)

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

What 2 Watch: Stargate Atlantis

And not a whole lot else.

by Michelle Zoromski

September 25, 2008 - Each day one of the IGN editors offers their unique take on what's worth watching, recording, or is otherwise noteworthy. Not many shows are planned to air tomorrow night, due to the first U.S. Presidential Debate airing at 9pm ET/PT on the broadcast networks and the 24-hour news channels. We combed through the listings, and found a few non-debate picks for Friday, September 26, 2008.

Stargate Atlantis: "First Contact" (NBC, 8-9pm)

This week's new episode finds Daniel Jackson visits Atlantis to do some research on the Ancient scientist Janus. If you're a sci-fi fan, this is one of your best options for tonight. Last week's episode, "Tracker," airs before, if you want to make a mini-marathon out of it.

morjana
September 26th, 2008, 11:06 AM
SGA - Yahoo TV: Tonight's Picks Fri Sept 26 '08:

From Yahoo TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/4086):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight's Picks


Stargate: Atlantis

Friday at 10pm on Sci Fi

Dr. Daniel Jackson and Rodney McKay are in search of an ancient secret scientific lab. The trouble starts when they find it and must try to keep a reactivated ancient weapon from triggering a cataclysmic chain of events.

morjana
September 26th, 2008, 01:33 PM
SGA - Bowing to the Future Blog Update Sept 26 '08:

From Lou Anders' 'Bowing to the Future' blog (http://louanders.blogspot.com/2008/09/stargate-atlantis-first-contact-pyr.html) update for September 26, 2008:

Stargate: Atlantis "First Contact" & Pyr

So, remember to watch Stargate: Atlantis' episode "First Contact" tonight for another (and much better) shot of Theodore Judson's The Martian General's Daughter.

Dusty was reading the book last time. I wonder who will read it tonight.

morjana
September 26th, 2008, 03:31 PM
SGA - DigiGuide (UK): The Queen:

At DigiGuide (http://forums.digiguide.com/topic.asp?id=27271&subject=Stargate+Atlantis+showing+on+Sky1) (UK):


A Teyla-made job

Stargate Atlantis, showing Tuesday October 7th on Sky1 at 8:00pm

The sci-fi favourite continues. When Dr Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) maintains that she can extinguish the Wraith appetite for humans for good, Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) embarks on a dangerous undercover mission.

With the help of Todd, the team's trustworthy Wraith ally (Christopher Heyerdahl), Teyla disguises herself as a Wraith queen and attempts to strike up an alliance with another hive...

GoSpikey
September 26th, 2008, 03:41 PM
"Trustworthy" http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a172/Wendy_the_Bloody/NeoPets/cough.gif

morjana
September 27th, 2008, 01:07 AM
SGA - TV Guide Online; Episode Synopsis - 'The Lost Tribe':

At TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-show.aspx?tvobjectid=191790&more=ucepisodelist&episodeid=8530201):


Episode Detail: The Lost Tribe - Stargate Atlantis

Rodney and Daniel activate an Ancient weapon before determining its threat to active stargates; Todd's group continues to hold the Daedalus crew captive.

prion
September 27th, 2008, 11:32 AM
First Contact

http://www.syfyportal.com/news425414.html

excerpt:

What Worked
I guess I'm just nostalgic, but every time I see an SG-1 member on
any of the franchise spin-offs or films, I still enjoy it. And Shanks did a
great job of interacting/competing with McKay, who doesn't like it when another
genius "threatens his turf" (unless it is Sam Carter, of course). I'm glad
Jackson still thinks like an archeologist, so he was more concerned about why
things are the way they are than getting devices to run.


What Didn't Work
Everybody gets something to do, but the pacing was definitely
slowed down in several sequences like getting the hidden chamber's door to
"open." But I guess that happens in a two-parter, especially one intended to be a cliff-hanger


REST AT LINK ABOVE

GoSpikey
September 27th, 2008, 02:02 PM
I for one enjoyed the slower pace, especially after my rewatch of "The Queen" last night. :D

Aka: there was a miracle happening: I could understand the boys! *g*

morjana
September 27th, 2008, 06:07 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review of "First Contact":

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-510-first-contact.php):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

TV Review: Stargate Atlantis 5.10 - First Contact

Posted by Kevin Carr on September 27, 2008

Stargate: Atlantis, SciFi, Airs Friday 10/9c

Episode: “First Contact” (Season Five, Episode 10)

**snippage**

Review: After faithfully watching four and a half seasons of Stargate: Atlantis, I recognize that David Hewlett is probably the most versatile actor they have. With very few exceptions, he is the guy you can pair with anyone – from human to Wraith. In the past, we haven’t seen Daniel Jackson and Rodney McKay share much screen time. Previous SG-1 crossovers paied McKay with Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping). This made sense, considering the torch that McKay carries for Sam and the fact that both of them are mathematical geniuses.

**snippage**

Overall, this season of Stargate: Atlantis is shaping up to be one of its best. The shaky alliance between Todd’s Wraith and the Atlantis team is threatened, and the entire Wraith war is escalating with the realization of new weaponry and tactics. As much as I love this show, the fact that it hasn’t been renewed for another season might play out well for the fans. After all, how many more season-ending cliffhangers can we handle in which the Atlantis team is double-crossed by the Wraith. Things are heating up for one hell of a season finale, and I’m pretty freakin’ excited for that.

**snippage**

morjana
September 27th, 2008, 06:09 PM
SGA - Bowing to the Future Blog Update Sept 27 '08:

From Lou Anders' 'Bowing to the Future' blog (http://louanders.blogspot.com/2008/09/stargate-atlantis-book-club.html) update for September 27, 2008:

(Photo at the site.)

The Stargate: Atlantis Book Club

Theodore Judson's The Martian General's Daughtermade its second appearance on Stargate: Atlantis last night, in the episode "First Contact." This one is a much better cover-shot than in the previous episode. Thanks to John-Mark for the screenshot, who has several more posted on his blog (http://praetorian1001.livejournal.com/53841.html). Thanks also to Joe Mallozzi and the rest of the Stargate team for arranging this.

morjana
September 27th, 2008, 10:27 PM
SGA - Sci Fi Stuff: Review of 'First Contact':

At Sci Fi Stuff (http://sciencefictionstuff.blogspot.com/2008/09/stargate-atlantis-mid-season.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Stargate Atlantis Mid Season Cliffhanger

Episode "First Contact"

The new Atlantis bad guys are here! but this episode also keeps the Wraith storyline running too.

Michael Shanks appears as Daniel Jackson and arrives at Atlantis with information he thinks will uncover a secret lab is located in the city. McKay reluctantly teams up with him to find it and when they do, all hell breaks loose!

morjana
September 27th, 2008, 10:32 PM
SGA - Show Me SciFi: Review 'First Contact':

At Show Me SciFi (http://showmescifi.com/2008/09/27/stargate-5x10-first-contact-who-are-those-guys/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate 5×10 - First Contact - Who are those guys?

September 27, 2008

Always great to see Dr. Daniel Jackson - and Todd the Wraith is an awesome character too…big question here is

Who those armored dudes? Are the descendants of Janus? Ancients? Other Pegasus Galaxy sentients??

morjana
September 29th, 2008, 04:07 AM
SGA - Las Vegas Review Journal: 'Stargate: Atlantis' orbits Planet Hollywood:

At the Las Vegas Review Journal (Las Vegas, NV) (http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/vegasvoice/SHOOTING_STARS_Stargate_Atlantis_orbits_Planet_Hollywood.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

SHOOTING STARS: 'Stargate: Atlantis' orbits Planet Hollywood

Posted by Carol Cling

Monday, Sep. 29, 2008 at 05:00 AM


To some, Las Vegas already qualifies as an alternate universe, complete with alien life-forms.

But “Stargate: Atlantis” puts that description into practice at Planet Hollywood, spending Monday and Tuesday in front of the casino, inside the casino — and on the roof, where a stunt player will perform a nine-story fall...

Mitchell82
September 29th, 2008, 05:12 AM
Only one of those is actually a review (which I agree with) but the others are interesting reads. I didn't know (or I forgot:o) that Vegas was actually being filmed in Vegas. That's so cool!

prion
September 29th, 2008, 09:07 AM
Only one of those is actually a review (which I agree with) but the others are interesting reads. I didn't know (or I forgot:o) that Vegas was actually being filmed in Vegas. That's so cool!

Yup, Carol Cling at the Las Vegas Review Journal mentioned in her blog last week about upcoming info on shooting in Vegas. the article was posted under the Vegas thread, since it contains SPOILERS, so fans who don't want to know spoilers, DO NOT GO TO THE LINK posted two links below or else you will be spoiled.

prion
September 29th, 2008, 01:48 PM
In a mini review on FIRST CONTACT

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/sciencenotfiction/2008/09/29/stargate-atlantis-why-curators-could-save-the-galaxy/

excerpt:


So it was a return to the franchise’s roots in more ways than one when Jackson made a guest appearance in Atlantis, looking for a long lost laboratory somewhere in the city. This required some old fashioned detective work, pouring over old records and visiting Atlantis’ store rooms, where every object found by the expedition from Earth is carefully catalogued and stored, even if no one has any clue as to its true value. In this Jackson was relying on some of the least sexy, but sometimes some of the most important disciplines in science: the curatorial arts, which have their ultimate expression in the great natural history museums around the world.

REST AT LINK ABOVE

prion
September 29th, 2008, 06:39 PM
First Contact review - IGN

http://tv.ign.com/articles/914/914198p1.html

excerpt:

The continuing love triangle between Keller, McKay and Ronon took another step forward as Ronon got a leg up on McKay when he chose to accompany her on the mission to see Todd. When past episodes are referenced it really helps bridge the show together and gives us a sense of a time line. Even though the triangle really went into full effect only a week ago in "Tracker," it's something that in my opinion needs to happen more often in all television shows. Even in standalone episodes, it's good to reference something that may have happened in a past episode so it feels organic to the show and isn't completely a standalone

REST AT LINK ABOVE

morjana
September 29th, 2008, 11:43 PM
SGA - Critical Myth: Review 'First Contact':

At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/?p=56):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Episode 5.10: “First Contact”

Posted September - 29 - 2008

Written by Martin Gero
Directed by Andy Mikita

Writing: 2/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 3/4

Final Rating: 9/10

**snippage**

Far better was the conversation between Todd and Dr. Keller regarding the gene therapy and its effect on the Wraith. Todd is very candid about his intentions for the experiment, but more so regarding his misgivings. I thought his point was rather well made. After thousands of years of culture built around the culling of humans, it’s no simple thing to alter their feeding habits. This touches back on elements of “The Queen”; Team Atlantis is so focused on what’s good for them and humanity that they utterly overlook the perspective of the Wraith.

I found that far more compelling than the usual mid-season finale fireworks, and it’s too bad that the focus is always on the action instead of character. Todd’s turn against the humans had nothing to do with philosophy, despite all the foreshadowing. Leaving out the new enemy and the supposed death of Radek and Sheppard (which will never happen) might have been less explosive, but imagine a scenario where Todd’s decision to take control of the Daedalus was based on his inevitable conclusion that the Wraith would never change and that the alliance was hopeless. Played right, it could have been far more effective, and it’s a shade less than perfect as a result.

**snippage**

morjana
September 30th, 2008, 05:52 AM
SGA - Clique Clack: Review of 'First Contact':

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/09/27/stargate-atlantis-first-contact/):

(Screen prints at the site.)

Stargate Atlantis - First Contact

by Brett Love (former writer for TV Squad -- Clique Clack is a new website -- check it out, please!)

(Season 5, Episode 10)

“Great plan Danny. Great plan.” - Rodney McKay

Look at that, we’ve now come to the halfway point of the final season of Atlantis. After taking a week off from the bigger picture story to stumble their way through setting up an unnecessary love triangle, the team was back for some big adventure. If that wasn’t enough, our old pal Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) was stopping by for a visit. It made for quite an hour.

Given that this was the episode meant to send the show into the midseason break (which has since been reduced to two weeks), I was expecting something big, and a cliffhanger. It delivered on both of those. While the two main plots did come together, it’s probably easiest if we take a look at them separately.

**snippage**

With so much focus on Daniel and Rodney, there wasn’t a lot more to that part of the story. It was good to see Woolsey getting out in the field, and bumbling his way through his “momentous occasion.” I really could have done without even the hint of the love triangle though. It was the one tiny low point in what was an otherwise fantastic episode. It sets things up nicely to kick off the back half of this final season.

GoSpikey
September 30th, 2008, 05:53 AM
If das reads the part where the reviewer thinks that Todd should have taken over the Daedy because things would never work out, she's gonna flip...

And, according to me, it wasn't so much as the 'culling' that would be missed, but they have no 'future' when the 'need for a war' is gone...

Laura Dove
September 30th, 2008, 09:00 AM
At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/?p=56):
imagine a scenario where Todds decision to take control of the Daedalus was based on his inevitable conclusion that the Wraith would never change and that the alliance was hopeless. Played right, it could have been far more effective, and its a shade less than perfect as a result.

I strongly disagree with that. This would basically have meant turning Todd into a villain and losing all that has been built around his character. I find much more interesting to know that he always had his stunning rods with him as a safety measure, but that he never intended to betray the Atlanteans, despite all his doubts about the therapy.

Pegasus_SGA
September 30th, 2008, 09:47 AM
http://www.bclocalnews.com/okanagan_similkameen/pentictonwesternnews/entertainment/28483234.html


Taste of science fiction lands in South Okanagan

Published: September 16, 2008 6:00 PM



Evil alien characters set amongst the desert, impressive explosions and a murder — it sounds like something straight out of a movie which was exactly the case last week in the Southern Okanagan.


The sci-fi action series Stargate Atlantis was on location in Oliver and Osoyoos filming what will be the shows 99th episode, and second to last show in Season 5, entitled Vegas.


For many residents in the area seeing their town featured on a television show isn’t all they will get out of the experience.
“With two-and-a-half days of shooting, as a major television series, we can expect that they’re spending about $250,000,” said Okanagan Film Commission president Jon Summerland.


The weekly series follows a group of explorers in search of new technology and civilizations through an alien travel portal called stargate.
This year will mark the end of the Stargate Atlantis series which will be replaced by a new series, Stargate Universe. The new series is expected to premier as a two-hour TV movie, then continue on with a series of its own.
Because of the scenic desert backdrop that the Osoyoos area offers, it was a perfect fit for the Stargate Atlantis production of this episode. The show usually films in the Vancouver area.


“When most industries come to a town they take something away from that town, whether that is timber, fish or mining. The film industry is a good clean industry for British Columbia because all we export is celluloid or tape. We have got 80-100 people travelling here and they are spending their money whether they go out at night, go for dinner, renting motel space or buying a lot of gasoline,” said Stargate Atlantis executive producer, John Smith.


Smith started his career in the film industry when the popular CBC production of Beachcombers came to his small town of Gibsons in the ‘70s. He said it is fun to see just how far the industry has come and how they have transitioned into a lot more technology based effects since those days.


“We get paid to do things that others would pay to do. It is very interesting, science fiction. Generally for television we are doing really unique stuff with a lot of visual effects and sort of cutting edge,” said Smith.


Nighthawk and Camp McKinnley roads as well as the Nk’ Mip Desert Centre are the locations where the Stargate Atlantis production was shooting Vegas last week which is expected to be aired sometime in January. Watch local listings for the exact date and time.


The Okanagan Film Commission said this won’t be the last project to come this way as they are awaiting final word on a number of large films. Recently they have worked with a local entrepreneur to open the doors to the Cannery Film Studio to help entice producers to this area with not only the scenic landscape but the local infrastructure available.



If this is duplicated give me a shout and i'll delete it. :)

morjana
September 30th, 2008, 09:46 PM
SGA - The Hachiko: Review of 'First Contact':

At Hachiko (http://www.thehachiko.com/node/576):

(The review author rated this episode with a 4 out of 5. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

'Stargate Atlantis' (5.10) "First Contact" - Review

Mon, 09/29/2008 - 11:22 — Vrej Hezaran

**snippage**

This was a pretty busy episode with lots of new ideas to fill the hour. I think the discovery of a secret lab filled with incredible inventions could take up an episode by itself, not to mention the idea that there is a device that can wipe out Wraith ships with little effort. These revelations are pretty big and should maybe have been developed during the season, building up to this episode. But as it is, not only is all this introduced, but at the same time, the Wraith are this close to getting cured, Todd takes over the Daedalus, and a new alien power is introduced. Oh, and I forgot to mention that the gate on Atlantis is now destroyed. All this made for an extremely packed episode, but not without a few moments for the characters. I especially liked the bits about Woolsey making a (failed) speech to mark the momentous occasion and McKay's shocked look when he saw Ronon volunteer to go on the mission with Keller.

**snippage**

morjana
September 30th, 2008, 11:11 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Tech Journal: Wraith Physiology:

At MGM Stargate (http://stargate.mgm.com/stills.php?series_id=3&season=5#anc5):

(Please follow the link to view the photo in its original format.)

TECH JOURNAL

Wraith Physiology

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/mgm/1wraithphysiology.jpg

GoSpikey
October 1st, 2008, 07:46 AM
Nice! Thanks!

morjana
October 1st, 2008, 05:09 PM
Stargate Atlantis - NBCUMV: SciFi Scores Most Watched 3rd Quarter Ever:



http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9023555&postcount=1

morjana
October 1st, 2008, 05:36 PM
SGA - SciFi Magazine Oct '08 Issue:

From SciFi Magazine's October 2008 issue, "Continuing Series,' page 41:

STARGATE ATLANTIS

"It's a milestone year for us. We're hitting a hundred episodes," says executive producer Martin Gero. "This year more than ever, we were like, 'All right, what have the fans been dying to see?'" To that end, Gero promises plenty of surprises will pop us as Stargate Atlantis digs into its fifth season, including one very special guest star.

"The most exciting thing about our midseason is our big two-parter where we're bringing Daniel Jackson back, played my Michael Shanks. Those are out, I think, favorite episodes ever," he says. Often they end up addressing story arcs in the middle of the two-parters. "But this two-parter really feels like a Stargate movie right in the middle of the season."

The two-parter, 'First Contact,' and 'The Lost Tribe,' was written by Gero. "They are huge, huge episodes, and, of course, having Daniel there ... It's basically a lot of Daniel and McKay. Daniel thinks he's found information that will find Janis' secret lab. Janis is [an Ancient scientist and inventor]. That sends them on a pretty amazing adventure. It's at that point we introduce our new bad guys, which we've been thinking about since early January.

While Gero doesn't want to give away too much about these new bad guys, he does day, "They have intricate costumes. I'll just leave it at that. They have pretty amazing suits. It took months and months to build them."

In another episode, called 'Tracker,' which was written by Carl Binder, "we come across another runner, who captures Keller. Ronon is put in the position of having to track a runner, which is what he was." And the Wraith Todd returns in the 'The Queen.' "I'm a big Todd fan. He comes to us with a proposition ... It's a huge Teyla episode." Beyond that, look for Michael to continue to be a threat to the team and the Pegasus Galaxy. As last year, Stargate Atlantis is expected to run through its season without a midseason break.

morjana
October 1st, 2008, 06:49 PM
Stargate Atlantis - Fantasy Magazine: Rachel Luttrell Interview:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9023909&postcount=1

morjana
October 1st, 2008, 09:18 PM
SGA - Pink Raygun: Recap and Review of 'First Contact":

At Pink Raygun (http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/10/01/stargate-atlantis-first-contact/):

(Please follow the link for the complete LENGTHY recap and review.)

Stargate Atlantis: First Contact

By Wolfen Moondaughter

Daniel Jackson being my fave SG-1 character (aside from Vala), you can imagine how excited I was to hear, months ago, that he was finally coming to the show — and I was in no way disappointed by his appearance! Especially seeing how little he’d interacted with the Atlantis team in the ep, “The Pegasus Project”. Well, okay, he didn’t interact with them all that much here, either, but he at least spent a great deal of time with my fave SGA character, Rodney (and at least he had a few good moments with Sheppard). Rodney and Daniel were a match made in heaven! (No, I don’t mean that in a slashy way — although, personally, there was a lot more chemistry between them than I find there to be between McKay and Keller.) I mean, what’s not to love about having two of the fastest-talking characters in TV-land talking to each other? It’s like having twice the show! Also, it seems Martin Gero found Daniel’s voice quite easily.

And then we got one of my other fave characters, Todd, putting in an appearance! I admit to having felt some trepidation regarding this episode, as far as Todd’s aspect of the plot was concerned, but so far my fears have been mollified. (Of course, that doesn’t mean I’m not worried about the second-half of this two-parter ….) Add that (literal) bang of a finish, and we have another winner to add to Gero’s resume!

**major snippage**

Whoa! That’s an even better cliff-hanger than Michael’s lab exploding at the end of “The Last Man”! Obviously John and Radek don’t die — they probably evacuated at the last second. But losing the tower … I feel like a character died anyway! Well, maybe they can repair it, via nanites or via human work. At any rate, it’s generally difficult to pull off a sense of jeopardy when you know characters will survive, but they certainly managed it here! Big kudos to David Nykl and Joe Flanigan for pulling the panic off so well! We get more of this, more thrills and more Daniel and Todd, next ep? Saweet! And hey, we don’t have to wait several months, despite the fact that this was supposed to have been the mid-season cliffhanger! Well, okay, the two-week wait will still be a bit torturous, but at least we have the premiere of Sanctuary, starring Stargate alum Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) and Christopher Hyerdahl (Todd, Halling, and Pallan) to tide us over!

See you all in two weeks, for “The Lost Tribe”!

morjana
October 1st, 2008, 11:07 PM
SGA - SciFi Total: Review 'The Shrine':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/reviews/2531-stargate-atlantis-the-shrine-season-5-episode-6):

Posted on Wednesday 01 October 2008

Stargate Atlantis: The Shrine (season 5, episode 6)

TV episode review

US airdate 22 August 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

VERDICT: 7/10

Designed to be a heartrending and sentimental piece, this will doubtless appeal to Rodney fans. It is a completely standalone episode, mainly without action, that focuses solely on character. Clearly there are references to Flowers For Algernon, and in the main the storyline is dealt with in a very sympathetic way.

**snippage**

A couple of very effective CGI sequences do make the episode look exceptionally glossy though. Shots of the flooded planet where Rodney gets infected are awesome, and the scene of McKay and Sheppard on the pier show the city of Atlantis in a glorious light. Well worth the money.

-- Brigid Cherry

morjana
October 1st, 2008, 11:10 PM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review of 'Whispers':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/reviews/2532-stargate-atlantis-whispers-season-5-episode-7):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Posted on Wednesday 01 October 2008

Stargate Atlantis: Whispers (season 5, episode 7)

TV episode review

US airdate 5 September 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

VERDICT: 9/10

**snippage**

It has the narrative construction, as well as all the POV and steadicam visuals, of a typical horror film. An abandoned village in the mist is shot to resemble a graveyard, the chimeric creatures that Michael has created look and act like zombies, and the team that Sheppard and Beckett join is all female (including a guest spot from Deep Space Nine and The Dead Zone’s Nicole de Boer) as befits the genre.

For horror fans, this is a veritable compendium of references to everything from The Descent to Silent Hill, as well as The Mist. The lighting is worthy of a special mention, but this is also a very refreshing episode with only Sheppard from the usual cast of characters to remind us this is Atlantis. It just goes to show that a change now and again can be extremely beneficial. Amazing work. Brigid Cherry

morjana
October 2nd, 2008, 12:46 AM
SGA - Buddy TV: Mitch Pileggi Audio Interview:

At Buddy TV (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/supernatural/exclusive-interview-mitch-pile-23249.aspx):

(Please follow the link for the complete interview transcript.)

Exclusive Interview: Mitch Pileggi of 'Supernatural'

Podcast Link (http://www.buddytv.com/articles/mitchpileggi.mp3)

Is there something in particular that keeps you coming back to the sci-fi and horror genres?

MP: "I've always been a big fan of sci-fi and horror, and I've been a big fan of novels that are sci-fi and horror. It's what I like. It's not necessarily all I want to do, but I think because I have pretty substantial exposure in it that's why they keep thinking, let's bring Mitch into this. He's a sci-fi guy! It's all fun. In Stargate: Atlantis I get to be Captain Kirk. It's stuff I really enjoy doing."

Do you have any plans to go back to Stargate: Atlantis for the movie they're doing?

MP: "I have no idea. Unless they call and ask me about it, I don't know what their plans are. I'd love to do it, but we'll see where they go with it."

morjana
October 2nd, 2008, 01:16 AM
SGA/Supernatural - TV Guide Online: Mitch Pileggi Interview:

At TV Guide Online (http://community.tvguide.com/blog-entry/TV-Show-Blog/Tv-Previews/Mitch-Pileggi-Supernatural/800047774):

(Please follow the link for the complete interview.)

TV Show Blogs

TV Show Previews

X-Files' Mitch Pileggi Gramps it Up for Supernatural


It's the hour that might drop the collective jaw of Supernatural fans who think they have the CW series' mythology all figured out. "In the Beginning," airing this Thursday at 9 pm/ET, guest-stars Mitch Pileggi as Samuel Campbell, the Winchester boys' maternal grandfather. The Back to the Future-esque tale finds Dean face-to-face with not only Gramps but also his would-be parents, as light is shed on the dark truth about That Night. TVGuide.com invited Pileggi to preview his visit, reflect on his least-appreciated TV role, and ponder the prospects for X-Files 3. — Matt Mitovich

**snippage**

TVGuide.com: What lies ahead for Colonel Caldwell during this final season of Stargate Atlantis?

Pileggi: I just got done doing the final episode, and I'm still flying around the Daedelus. I'm just a cab driver. [Laughs] Just more space battles and saving Sheppard and the others.

Laura Dove
October 2nd, 2008, 01:34 AM
TVGuide.com: What lies ahead for Colonel Caldwell during this final season of Stargate Atlantis?

Pileggi: I just got done doing the final episode, and I'm still flying around the Daedelus. I'm just a cab driver. [Laughs] Just more space battles and saving Sheppard and the others.

Cool, this confirms the Daedalus won't be destroyed in "The Lost Tribe". :)

morjana
October 2nd, 2008, 01:53 AM
Stargate Atlantis - The Vancouver Sun: Bridge Contract:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9024736&postcount=1

morjana
October 2nd, 2008, 02:26 AM
SGA - NBCU October '08 Newsletter:

From a NBCU e-mail newsletter for October 2008:

STARGATE ATLANTIS - Coming Next Month

'Brain Storm' airs November 21 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel.

morjana
October 2nd, 2008, 01:00 PM
SGA - The SF Site: Babylon 5. 1: October '08 SF TV:

At The SF Site (http://www.sfsite.com/columns/rick281.htm):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Babylon 5.1

by Rick Norwood

Fall Preview Edition

**snippage**

SF on TV in October


Friday, October 10
Stargate Atlantis "The Lost Tribe", by Martin Gero

Friday, October 17
Stargate Atlantis "Outsiders", by Alan McCullough

Friday, October 24
Stargate Atlantis "Inquisition", by Alex Levine

morjana
October 2nd, 2008, 10:17 PM
SGA - TV Guide Online: Episode Synopsis 'Outsiders':

From TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com):

10/17/2008: Outsiders

Episode Detail: Outsiders - Stargate Atlantis

Refugees are imperiled when the Wraith threaten to destroy their village sanctuary, forcing Sheppard and Beckett to intervene.

morjana
October 4th, 2008, 12:44 PM
SGA - Titan TV: Episode Synopsis - 'Outsiders':

At Titan TV (http://titantv.com/):

Stargate Atlantis

Outsiders (New) 9:00 PM, 1 hr

Fri 10/17/2008
SCIFIW
Sci-Fi/Other
TVPG, English, Letterbox, 2008

Now that the Wraith's food supply has been tainted, Dr. Beckett and the Atlantis expedition plans to resettle a group of 600 human survivors on a welcoming planet, but the Wraith are doing their best to prevent the evacuation.

Cast & Credits: David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, Paul McGillion, Jason Momoa

GoSpikey
October 4th, 2008, 01:54 PM
Pegasus people are a$$es... :(

jelgate
October 4th, 2008, 02:08 PM
You want them to be eaten?:confused:

GoSpikey
October 4th, 2008, 02:12 PM
I just meant that the Wraith are already there, and like the deal that one guy had with the Wraith in Sateda, maybe the local people are already doomed. I'm not too happy about them all pointing out just whom the newcomers are, but not too surprised either, I guess... :(

Mitchell82
October 4th, 2008, 03:14 PM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review of 'Whispers':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/reviews/2532-stargate-atlantis-whispers-season-5-episode-7):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Posted on Wednesday 01 October 2008

Stargate Atlantis: Whispers (season 5, episode 7)

TV episode review

US airdate 5 September 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

VERDICT: 9/10

**snippage**

It has the narrative construction, as well as all the POV and steadicam visuals, of a typical horror film. An abandoned village in the mist is shot to resemble a graveyard, the chimeric creatures that Michael has created look and act like zombies, and the team that Sheppard and Beckett join is all female (including a guest spot from Deep Space Nine and The Dead Zone’s Nicole de Boer) as befits the genre.

For horror fans, this is a veritable compendium of references to everything from The Descent to Silent Hill, as well as The Mist. The lighting is worthy of a special mention, but this is also a very refreshing episode with only Sheppard from the usual cast of characters to remind us this is Atlantis. It just goes to show that a change now and again can be extremely beneficial. Amazing work. Brigid Cherry
I love short and sweet reviews. I actually agree with it though 9/10 is a little high. I quite liked it but I'd give it 8/10 just because of some campy dialogue.

morjana
October 5th, 2008, 08:34 PM
SGA - About.com: This Week (Oct. 6-12):

At About.com's SciFi/Fantasy Guide (http://scifi.about.com/b/2008/10/05/this-week-oct-6-12.htm):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

This Week (Oct. 6-12)

**snippage**

... Stargate Atlantis concludes the plot involving guest star Michael Shanks as Dr. Daniel Jackson, who was kidnapped with Rodney McKay last time.

# Stargate Atlantis "The Lost Tribe" 5x11. Rodney and Daniel activate an Ancient weapon before determining its threat to active stargates; Todd's group continues to hold the Daedalus crew captive.

morjana
October 5th, 2008, 09:32 PM
SGA - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life - some TV thoughts:

At KRAD - SciFi Novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido's live journal:

http://kradical.livejournal.com/1407128.html

(Please follow the link for the complete live journal update.)

some TV thoughts

**snippage**

Stargate Atlantis

Sigh. This could've been a great show. At least it remains a fun show. And the first of the two-parter that brought Michael Shanks's Dr. Daniel Jackson onto the show for the first time since the pilot was quite entertaining. (Amusing bit of trivia: all but three of the opening-credits regulars that Stargate SG1 ever had have appeared on Stargate Atlantis. The only exceptions are Ben Browder, Claudia Black, and Corin Nemec.) I was especially pleased that, with Rodney having been kidnapped along with Daniel, David Nykl's Radek Zelenka (my favorite character on the show) got a chance to shine. I still hold to my theory that Zelenka's really the smartest person on the expedition, but he prefers to let Rodney take all the credit, as well as all the responsibility, so he can just sit back and work to his heart's content without the agita. In fact, during the fourth season, Rodney was the third-smartest person on Atlantis (after Zelenka and Carter).

Mitchell82
October 6th, 2008, 05:27 AM
SGA - KRAD's Inaccurate Guide to Life - some TV thoughts:

At KRAD - SciFi Novelist Keith R.A. DeCandido's live journal:

http://kradical.livejournal.com/1407128.html

(Please follow the link for the complete live journal update.)

some TV thoughts

**snippage**

Stargate Atlantis

Sigh. This could've been a great show. At least it remains a fun show. And the first of the two-parter that brought Michael Shanks's Dr. Daniel Jackson onto the show for the first time since the pilot was quite entertaining. (Amusing bit of trivia: all but three of the opening-credits regulars that Stargate SG1 ever had have appeared on Stargate Atlantis. The only exceptions are Ben Browder, Claudia Black, and Corin Nemec.) I was especially pleased that, with Rodney having been kidnapped along with Daniel, David Nykl's Radek Zelenka (my favorite character on the show) got a chance to shine. I still hold to my theory that Zelenka's really the smartest person on the expedition, but he prefers to let Rodney take all the credit, as well as all the responsibility, so he can just sit back and work to his heart's content without the agita. In fact, during the fourth season, Rodney was the third-smartest person on Atlantis (after Zelenka and Carter).
Not that bad of a critique though IMHO Atlantis is a great show. And while technically Ben, and Claudia haven't actually been on Atlantis they have been to Atlantis so I consider that they have appeared.

morjana
October 6th, 2008, 02:48 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Close Up: Kavan Smith:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9043207&postcount=451

morjana
October 6th, 2008, 03:22 PM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review of 'The Queen':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/reviews/2559-stargate-atlantis-the-queen-season-5-episode-8):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. The review author rated this episode with an 8 out of 10.)

Posted on Monday 06 October 2008

Stargate Atlantis: The Queen (season 5, episode 8)


TV episode review
US airdate 12 September 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

**snippage**

Apart from the fact that Teyla’s transformation is exceedingly far-fetched and that when in Wraith guise she looks a little like a Thunderbird puppet, this is a tense, spectacular and engrossing episode, full of twists and surprising developments.

It’s very much a stock plot of science fiction television - Star Trek alone has done it at least three or four times - but it’s all done in such a wild, over-the-top way that it’s a real delight to watch.

**snipapge**

There’s no doubt about it, though, Christopher Heyerdahl is the star of the show – his Todd is menacing, devious, and seductive as he goes along with the plan only in order to pursue his own agenda. Thoroughly enjoyable.

-- Brigid Cherry

morjana
October 6th, 2008, 03:32 PM
SGA - Entertainment Weekly Online: Tonight's Best TV - Oct. 10:

Holy Cow! Entertainment Weekly mentioning Stargate Atlantis? What's next? Pigs flying?

At Entertainment Weekly Online (http://www.ew.com/ew/tv/tonights_best_tv/0,,5,00.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TONIGHT'S BEST

A Daily Guide to Notable Shows by Jessica Shaw

9-10PM SciFi

Time Slot Premiere

Stargate: Atlantis

An ancient weapon called the "Attero Device" could cause imminent destruction. Since there are still nine episodes and a two-hour TV movie left for the show, we're pretty sure they'll figure it out.

morjana
October 6th, 2008, 03:41 PM
SGA - TV Wasteland week Oct. 6 '08:


At Mania (http://www.mania.com/tv-wasteland-red-mars-coming-to-amc_article_110306.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Wasteland

By: Stephen Lackey

Date: Monday, October 06, 2008

Friday

STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCIFI, 9PM EST) THE LOST TRIBE

Rodney and Daniel activate an Ancient weapon before determining its threat to active stargates; Todd's group continues to hold the Daedalus crew captive.

morjana
October 6th, 2008, 11:43 PM
SGA - Alex Levine's Blog Update Oct 6 '08:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9044794&postcount=78

Mitchell82
October 7th, 2008, 07:41 AM
SGA - Entertainment Weekly Online: Tonight's Best TV - Oct. 10:

Holy Cow! Entertainment Weekly mentioning Stargate Atlantis? What's next? Pigs flying?

At Entertainment Weekly Online (http://www.ew.com/ew/tv/tonights_best_tv/0,,5,00.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TONIGHT'S BEST

A Daily Guide to Notable Shows by Jessica Shaw

9-10PM SciFi

Time Slot Premiere

Stargate: Atlantis

An ancient weapon called the "Attero Device" could cause imminent destruction. Since there are still nine episodes and a two-hour TV movie left for the show, we're pretty sure they'll figure it out.
At least this time they arent bashing the show and trashing the fans.

morjana
October 9th, 2008, 07:04 AM
SGA - DigiGuide (UK): What to Watch:

At DigiGuide (UK):

What to Watch

Sci Fi

New US dramas Fringe and Sanctuary get into their stride. New channel Watch gives us another blast of Doctor Who with David Tennant and Billie Piper. Meanwhile the Doctor's old assistant Sarah Jane Smith is off to the circus in The Sarah Jane Adventures. And Peter Petrelli searches for answers in Heroes, while Dr Keller's in trouble in Stargate Atlantis.


Stargate Atlantis (http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv-highlight/stargate+atlantis-5056/science+fiction+series/) - Tracker

Tuesday Oct 14

Can Dr Keller be saved?

Tonight's instalment of the sterling sci-fi drama brims with blistering action.

In a high-octane episode, the team comes to the aid of a village under Wraith attack. But in the midst of the drama, one of their own, Dr Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite, pictured), is kidnapped. Pursued by Hunter Wraith, Ronon Dex (Jason Momoa) must rely on his skills as a former Runner to save his comrade. Can he rescue Dr Keller in time?

morjana
October 9th, 2008, 07:19 AM
SGA - SciFi Chicks: Review 'First Contact':

At the SciFi Chicks (http://www.scifichicks.com/2008/10/08/stargate-atlantis-first-contact/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis: “First Contact”

Posted on October 8th, 2008 by Sandy

I’m very conflicted about this episode. On the one hand, it was fun to watch, but on the other hand, all the characters running around and talking fast managed to disguise the fact that not much actually happened. And then I feel bad for having enjoyed it, because I feel like I should have higher standards. Or something.

**snippage**

Anyway, this episode was clearly just the set-up for the next episode. Will it pay off? We’ll just have to tune in and see.

morjana
October 9th, 2008, 11:27 PM
SGA - Deseret News: On TV Today Oct. 10 '08:

From the Deseret News (http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,700265080,00.html) (Salt Lake City, UT):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Today on TV

By Scott D. Pierce
Deseret News

Published: Friday, Oct. 10, 2008

... Stargate Atlantis (7 and 9 p.m., Sci Fi): McKay and Daniel Jackson are being held in an ancient laboratory.

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 01:18 AM
SGA - Yahoo! TV: Tonight's Picks Friday Oct 10 '08:

At Yahoo! TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/4086):


(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Stargate: Atlantis

Friday at 9pm on Sci Fi

Tune in to the conclusion to last episode's cliffhanger as Dr. Daniel Jackson and Rodney McKay work to keep a reactivated ancient weapon from triggering a cataclysmic chain of events.

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 01:23 AM
SGA - TV Guide Onlines: Synopses 'Outsider' & 'Inquisition':

At TV Guide Online:

OUTSIDERS (http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-show.aspx?tvobjectid=191790&more=ucepisodelist&episodeid=8530206)

Episode Detail: Outsiders - Stargate Atlantis

Refugees are imperiled when the Wraith threaten to destroy their village sanctuary, forcing Sheppard and Beckett to intervene.


INQUISITION (http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-show.aspx?tvobjectid=191790&more=ucepisodelist&episodeid=8530418)

Episode Detail: Inquisition - Stargate Atlantis

Sheppard's team is seized and detained by an interplanetary council that wants to try them for crimes against the people of the Pegasus Galaxy, prompting Woolsey to intervene.

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 03:24 AM
SGA - St. Petersburg Times: On TV Oct. 10:

At the St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg, FL):

http://www.tampabay.com/features/media/article845635.ece

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

On TV this weekend, Oct. 10-12

In print: Friday, October 10, 2008

On TV this weekend

FRIDAY

... Stargate Atlantis, 9 p.m., Sci-Fi Jackson and McKay have to reactive the Attero device. Wait, doesn't that destroy the stargates? It sure changes time slots.

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 05:27 AM
SGA - The Philadelphia Inquirer: TV Today Oct. 10 '08:

At The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://www.philly.com/inquirer/magazine/20081010_TV_Today.html) (Philadelphia, PA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Posted on Fri, Oct. 10, 2008

TV Today

Stargate Atlantis (9-10 p.m., S-F) - With the Daedalus under siege, Jackson and McKay have been forced to reactivate the Attero device, a machine designed thousands of years earlier to annihilate Wraiths. In doing so, they discover the reason the weapon was abandoned.

GoSpikey
October 10th, 2008, 05:28 AM
Thanks again, Morjana!

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 06:04 AM
SGA - Canada - The Movie Network: Oct. & November '08 Schedule:

At The Movie Network (http://www.themovienetwork.ca/stargateatlantis/schedule.php):


Ep. 10 - First Contact October 11 - 8:00 pm

Ep. 11 - The Lost Tribe October 13 - 8:00 pm

Ep. 13 - Outsiders October 20 - 8:00 pm

Ep. 12 - Inquisitions October 27 - 8:00 pm

Ep. 5 - The Ghost in the Machine November 2 - 1:45 am

Ep. 14 - The Prodigal November 10 - 8:00 pm

Ep. 15 - Remnants November 17 - 8:00 pm

Ep. 16 - Brain Storm November 24 - 8:00 pm

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 06:59 AM
SGA - Chicago Tribune: Maureen's Picks - 'The Lost Tribe':

From the Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan's The Watcher (http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-mo-tv-pick-1010oct10,0,210633.story) blog:


MAUREEN’S PICK

'Stargate Atlantis'

October 10, 2008

8 p.m., Sci Fi

With the Daedalus under siege, Dr. Jackson and Dr. McKay (Michael Shanks, David Hewlett) have been forced to reactivate the Attero device, a machine designed thousands of years ago to annihilate Wraiths. In doing so, they discover the reason the weapon was abandoned is it inadvertently causes active stargates to self-destruct. Meanwhile, Todd (Christopher Heyerdahl) and his troops hold the crew captive.

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 07:45 AM
SGA - Roy Winston - Guest Appearance in 'Vegas':

From Roy Winston's blog at CardPlayer.com (http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/blogs/article/4606):
(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)

Fallsview Stargate Atlantis

BY: ROY WINSTON
PUBLISHED: Friday Oct 10, 2008 07:22 AM


... During my blog absence I had a great experience which I will tell you about. I was approached to do a guest appearance on Stargate Atlantis for a poker scene. It was filmed at Planet Hollywood about a week ago and was a fascinating experience for me. Todd Brunson and I were the two poker players involved in the scene, along with two of the stars from the Sopranos, "Bobby," Steve Schirripa, who was the mobster who took care of Junior Soprano and was with Tony's sister and "Phil," Frank Vincent, was played the lieutenant of the New York crime family. The president of MGM, Mr. Cohen and two of the regular cast members made up the others. I was told going in it was to be about a 5 minute poker sequence. I figured it would take an hour or two to shoot. What I didn't know was that it had a fight scene and a gun battle in it. During the first rehearsal Frank Vincent asked if it was a two or three day shoot and turned to me and said that it would take at least 12-14 hours to shoot, and we were starting at 5pm.

We began with hair and makeup, they had me wear my own clothes, too bad no alien costume for me. Next, we went to the floor where they were filming and we each got our own "ready room" to hang out in when we were between shots. We did a rehearsal, and then were replaced with stand-ins while they adjusted the cameras and lighting. We then came back for several takes of a wide shot then another break, then a medium shot and a break for food. They feed you every 6 hours. I eat with the stuntmen whom I had been talking with at the breaks, and there was one Australian stunt woman. These were the team that also did the stunt show at Universal Studios in Hollywood. They were full of great stories and were really a great bunch of people who really loved their work.

After the dinner break they shot close ups for the scenes. Then it was time for the stunts. There was a fight scene between the alien and "Bobby," and then a shootout. They used doubles for most of the stunts and it was really amazing to watch. I talked with Bobby about the scene in the Sopranos where he fights Tony. He said they had done their own stunt work for that and it was hard and they both got a little beat up. About half way through the stunts the director, who was a very cool guy, said I was wrapped, which meant I was done. It was 7 am and I was almost disappointed to leave.

I have to say that although I love movies and some TV shows, but I never really saw the attraction to the whole acting thing, until now that is. I found it truly fascinating. The filming of that 5 minute sequence was much tougher than I could have imagined. The skills of the people necessary to pull of such a task seemed almost daunting. The coordination of everyone was great to be a part of, even if only a small part for a small while...

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 10:54 AM
SGA - SciFi Channel - Complete November Schedule:

From SciFi.com's schedulebot (http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/index.php3):

STARGATE ATLANTIS

11/07/2008 08:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) INQUISITION
11/07/2008 09:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) THE PRODIGAL
11/07/2008 11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) THE PRODIGAL

11/14/2008 08:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) THE PRODIGAL
11/14/2008 09:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) REMNANTS
11/14/2008 11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) REMNANTS

11/21/2008 08:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) REMNANTS
11/21/2008 09:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) BRAIN STORM
11/21/2008 11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) BRAIN STORM

morjana
October 10th, 2008, 10:40 PM
SGA - SciFi Channel Updates for The Lost Tribe + NEW Video Q & A!


From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/) site, updates for October 10, 2008:

The Lost Tribe (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/episodes/episodes.php?seas=5&ep=0511&act=1)

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos


NEW Alex Levine Blog (http://blogs.scifi.com/stargate/archives/2008/10/vfx_and_mark_sa.html) update for The Lost Tribe


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/outsiders.jpg

NEXT new episode: Outsiders airs Friday October 17 at its NEW time -- 9pm -- on the SciFi Channel (US).

The Wraith may do to the Balarians what the Hoffan plague couldn't. Friday 9/8C

Trailer (http://video.scifi.com/player/?id=743023) for Outsiders

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/quiz_pic_todd_easy.jpg

NEW Season 5 Quiz!

Todd: The Wraith - Easy (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/quizzes/todd_easy/index.php?start=1)


NEW Video (http://video.scifi.com/player/?id=729901) -

Robert Picardo Q&A- Part 1

Stargate Atlantis Q&A

Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey) answers fan questions from the Forum in this special Q&A series.

morjana
October 11th, 2008, 01:03 AM
Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: NEW Video: Dr. Daniel Jackson Returns To Atlantis:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9061151&postcount=1

morjana
October 11th, 2008, 01:17 AM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Outsides Episode Synopsis:

From MGM Stargate (http://stargate.mgm.com/seasons.php):

Episode 12 - Outsiders (Preview)

Original air date: October 17, 2008

Col. John Sheppard and his team, aided by Dr. Carson Beckett, struggle to save survivors of the Hoffan plague from being sacrificed to the Wraith.

morjana
October 11th, 2008, 02:52 AM
SGA - SciFi Chicks: Review of "The Lost Tribe":

At SciFi Chicks (http://www.scifichicks.com/2008/10/11/stargate-atlantis-the-lost-tribe/):

Stargate Atlantis: “The Lost Tribe”

Posted on October 11th, 2008 by Sandy

The following review contains spoilers.

This episode is a direct continuation of “First Contact,” in which a lot of people ran around and talked very fast, but not much actually happened. What was this episode like?

**snippage**

Action episodes of Atlantis are usually fun to watch just for all the shooting and stuff blowing up, but it would be nice if the writers weren’t pushing the easy button all the time. It really is possible to couple action with character development and plot all in the same episode.

morjana
October 11th, 2008, 08:32 AM
SGA - Clique Clack: Review of 'The Lost Tribe":

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/10/11/stargate-atlantis-the-lost-tribe/):

(Some very nice screen prints at the site.)

Stargate Atlantis - The Lost Tribe

Posted by Brett Love

Oh my. That was quite the reveal. The kind of reveal I’ll keep out of the screenshot and be sure to tuck away after the jump. And it was just one small part of what made for a very entertaining hour. Along with that reveal, we had more of the Rodney/Daniel show. Meanwhile, Zelenka managed to get out of the office and have a little fun. We also checked back in with the Travelers. And if that wasn’t enough, Todd and Woolsey shared, a moment. Good stuff.

**snippage**

A couple other quick thoughts: That puts a wrap on the Ronon/Keller courtship. Yay! Where did Caldwell disappear to? A post kidnapping siesta? I imagine Mitch Pileggi was off doing Sons Of Anarchy or Supernatural, but it seemed odd that he just vanished. Finally, the thing that kept this from being a great episode was that it was just too easy. The Travelers did lose 3000 people and an Ancient ship. A whole mess of the Asgard were blown up. And Todd watched one of his ships get destroyed by the Attero device. But really, Atlantis came out of the whole thing looking pretty good.

Given that this was planned as the mid-season break and return, I expected some bigger consequences or results. Nobody died, the device was destroyed, they managed to save the Daedulus, and the damage to the gate room was dismissed like it was flood damage to a basement. Whatever, we got a guy in to throw up some sheet rock and a new gate. Given the scope of the story, it could have used a bigger finish.

morjana
October 11th, 2008, 01:49 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review of 'The Lost Tribe':

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-511-the-lost-tribe.php):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

TV Review: Stargate Atlantis 5.11 - The Lost Tribe

Posted by Kevin Carr on October 11, 2008

**snippage**

Review: To say this episode, or the previous episode, was made for the fans would seem redundant in the Stargate universe. At this point, almost every episode is made for the fans. After all, this is one of the most loyal bases in television history (third only to Trekkers and the Legion of Whedon). However, episodes that bring cast members from the Stargate series are specially beloved by the fans. After all, the entire Season Four featured Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) as the leader of the Atlantis expedition, and one of the most popular episodes from last year was nothing more than an excuse to bring Ronon and Teal’c (Christopher Judge) together for the first time.

**snippage**

Dr. McKay and Daniel Jackson continue to give us the banter we enjoyed in the first episode, although they don’t share enough screen time in this installment. In the character development department, we see Ronon make a move on Dr. Keller, and as Jewel Staite promised me in the press line at the Stargate: Continuum premiere at Comic-Con, it’s clear that her character is making a choice in men.

Up Next: The Atlantis team gets mixed up with local politics when a settlement that has survived a plague and a Wraith attack put the in danger.

morjana
October 11th, 2008, 02:10 PM
SGA - TV Guide Online: Last Night's TV:

At TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com/):

Last Night's TV

Stargate Atlantis

Rodney and Daniel activated an old weapon; Todd's team held captives

morjana
October 12th, 2008, 01:58 AM
SGA - SyFy Portal: Review of 'The Lost Tribe':

At SyFy Portal (http://www.syfyportal.com/news425456.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Review: 'Stargate: Atlantis' - The Lost Tribe

By WAYNE HALL
Source: SyFy Portal
Oct-11-2008

**snippage**

What Worked

As I said previously, this had all the earmarks of a great "SG-1" episode -- action, humor, multiple storylines, character-based situations. Honestly, I have missed this kind of breakneck pacing and action. But I am a big action fan.

I knew Todd the Wraith was not to be trusted, and he deserted the humans to save his own people. There should be consequences for that, and soon.

**snippage**

morjana
October 12th, 2008, 11:25 PM
SGA - Access Atlanta: TV Best Bets Oct. 17:

At Access Atlanta (http://www.accessatlanta.com/entertainment/content/entertainment/stories/2008/10/13/atlanta_tv_best.html) (Atlanta, GA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV

TV Best Bets

By RODNEY HO
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Monday, October 13, 2008


FRIDAY

• “Stargate Atlantis” 9 p.m. SciFi — Refugees the Atlantis team relocated are not as grateful as they had hoped.

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 01:13 AM
SGA - Science Fiction Stuff: Review 'The Last Tribe':

At Science Fiction Stuff (http://sciencefictionstuff.blogspot.com/2008/10/stargate-atlantis-lost-tribe-review.html):

(Some nice screen caps at the site. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis "The Lost Tribe" Review

Sunday, October 12, 2008

**snippage**

Overall I thought it was great. Good action and the usual quirky dialogue from McKay, especially in his interactions with Jackson.

I did think that some of the space battle effects at he end with the Travellers ship v the Asgard were a bit dodgy. It looks like the FX department were experimenting with some new angles but I didn't think it worked, the rest however including the FX where the Daedalus enters the planetary atmosphere were pretty cool.

On a soapy note, we discover that Keller is not interested in Ronon. She has her eye ion someone else.

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 10:02 AM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review of 'First Contact':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/admin/articles/show/2586):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. The review author rated this episode with a 10 out of 10.)

Posted on Monday 13 October 2008

Stargate Atlantis: First Contact (season 5, episode 10)

TV episode review
US airdate 26 September 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

**snippage**

What an absolutely brilliant mid-season cliffhanger episode! This is one of the best yet. It has everything – action, suspense, surprises, intrigue, great visuals. It is just about a case of you name it, it’s got it.

**snippage**

Yet it also manages to convey real emotion, character and drama. Most of all, the mystery of this new ‘race’ - just who they are inside those suits and what they ultimately want - creates genuine excitement and a sensation of not being able to wait for the second part. Perfection indeed.

-- Brigid Cherry

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 10:05 AM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review - 'Tracker':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/reviews/2585-stargate-atlantis-tracker-season-5-episode-9):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. The review author rated with episode with a 6 out of 10.)

Posted on Monday 13 October 2008

Stargate Atlantis: Tracker (season 5, episode 9)

TV episode review
US airdate 19 September 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

**snippage**

After ‘Whispers’ two episodes before it, this is another instalment with a reduced regular cast - this time it is McKay and Ronan, along with Keller - and a limited location shoot. This is obviously a filler between the set-up in 'The Queen', and future developments on the Todd/gene therapy season-arc.

**snippage**

It is gratifying that Keller is not quite the weak female stereotype she was in season 4, but there is still a lot lacking in the character. It’s quite intriguing, then, to see a potential love triangle emerging, but one wonders if it will have a point, or if it will – as indicated here – just be played for laughs.

-- Brigid Cherry

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 10:50 AM
SGA / Sanctuary - Aced Magazine: This Week on TV - Oct. 13 '08:

At Aced Magazine (http://www.acedmagazine.com/content/view/1908/54/):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

This Week on TV

ACED Bloggers - Television Blog

Written by Jenna Bensoussan
Monday, 13 October 2008

Friday rounds out the prime-time week with Starter Wife, Stargate Atlantis and Sanctuary. In Sanctuary, the team follows a probe of unusual robberies that lead Helen and Will to a group of strange criminals (to say the least). This show has really tightened up since its premiere, and this and the previous week's episodes prove it. Stargate Atlantis is another SCI FI series which airs before and after Sanctuary (in case you missed it the first showing), with this episode following Beckett and Sheppard as they come to the aid of villagers being attacked by the Wraith.

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 11:10 AM
SGA - Mania: TV Wasteland week of Oct. 13 '08:

At Mania (http://www.mania.com/tv-wasteland-raping-indiana-jones_article_110481.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Wasteland

By: Stephen Lackey
Date: Monday, October 13, 2008

**snippage**

Friday


STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCIFI, 9PM EST) OUTSIDERS

Refugees are imperiled when the Wraith threaten to destroy their village sanctuary, forcing Sheppard and Beckett to intervene.

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 02:38 PM
SGA - IGN: Review 'The Lost Tribe':

At IGN (http://tv.ign.com/articles/919/919132p1.html):

(The review author rated this episode with a 9.2 out of 10. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis: "The Lost Tribe" Review

The mysterious new aliens are revealed, and it's a doozy.

by Tory Ireland Mell


October 13, 2008 - After watching this episode, and the one prior to it, it makes one wonder why they can't make whole seasons this fantastic. Picking up where the mid-season finale left off there was not a beat skipped. The pacing, action and story were still perfectly intact and helped take me back to the glory days of Stargate.

**snippage**

Overall this was a near perfect part of a sure to be classic SGA
two-parter. Great acting, good visual effects and a fun storyline kept
me on the edge of my couch the whole time, and leaves me wondering A)
Will we get to see anymore of the Asgard before the end of the series?
B) What is the fate of the Janus device? C) Why the hell was Atlantis
cancelled?

GoSpikey
October 13th, 2008, 02:43 PM
Answers:

A) Nope.
B) Dead
C) Idiots

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 03:05 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Behind The Scenes: First Contact and The Lost Tribe:

At MGM Stargate (http://stargate.mgm.com/news_detail.php?id=106):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Behind The Scenes: First Contact and The Lost Tribe

October 13, 2008 (Episodes)

Writer Martin Gero takes us behind the scenes on the making of Stargate Atlantis’ tumultuous two-parter!


As far as most fans are concerned, Atlantis is where Daniel Jackson belongs. After all, he knows the Ancients arguably better than any other living human, and so you’d think that establishing a colony in one of their cities – in another galaxy, no less – would be right up his alley. He thought so too, and it became something of a running joke that the character has never really had time to explore the city as much as he’d like.

Setting out to rectify that, writer Martin Gero put together a mid-season two-part episode that saw Daniel spending plenty of time unearthing Atlantis’ secrets – and finding more than he bargained for in the process. Gero describes ‘First Contact’ and ‘The Lost Tribe’ as “One of those big swash buckling episodes that we do right,” and putting Daniel Jackson into the middle of all that action was just part of the fun.

“It was definitely something that I had wanted to do for quite some time, and was finally afforded the opportunity to do,” says Gero of Daniel’s arrival. “My favorite Daniel stories were always the ones where he was on the treasure hunt, with puzzles and figuring out this and that. We hadn’t done that in forever.”

**snippage**

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 05:54 PM
SGA - Critical Myth: Review - 'The Lost Tribe':

At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/?p=58):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Episode 5.11: “The Lost Tribe”

October - 13 - 2008

Written by Martin Gero
Directed by Andy Mikita

Writing: 2/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 2/4

Final Rating: 8/10

**snippage**

This was a good resolution, but I don’t think it was as impressive as it could have been. The intention was to set up another shift in the status quo for the Pegasus Galaxy, leaving plenty of room for future exploration, so a number of elements were left wide open. I wouldn’t say that it was sloppy, but with so little left to the series proper, it does increase the chances of major dangling plot threads.

**snippage**

In the end, was this a bad episode? Not at all. But I think the loose ends are more glaring in the light of the series cancellation. It’s felt like the past few seasons have often squandered opportunity, and I don’t want to see the final season fall into the same unfortunate pattern.

Briangate78
October 13th, 2008, 05:56 PM
It would seem the critics are taking a liking to "The Lost Tribe" Now that's what I'm talking about. :p

Jumper_One
October 13th, 2008, 05:58 PM
It would seem the critics are taking a liking to "The Lost Tribe" Now that's what I'm talking about. :p

yeah even the guys at SyFy liked it :P

Briangate78
October 13th, 2008, 06:41 PM
yeah even the guys at SyFy liked it :P

This person could not have said it better...


Overall this was a near perfect part of a sure to be classic SGA
two-parter. Great acting, good visual effects and a fun storyline kept
me on the edge of my couch the whole time, and leaves me wondering A)
Will we get to see anymore of the Asgard before the end of the series?
B) What is the fate of the Janus device? C) Why the hell was Atlantis
cancelled?


Edit: I just read the SyFY portal one. Wow he had nothing to say for the "What didn't work". I think the only issue and dissapointment with this episode is that the show is being cancelled and will not be able to be resolved as a TV series, because MGM is a word I cannot post on the open forum. :p

Jumper_One
October 13th, 2008, 07:20 PM
This person could not have said it better...

:indeed:


Edit: I just read the SyFY portal one. Wow he had nothing to say for the "What didn't work". I think the only issue and dissapointment with this episode is that the show is being cancelled and will not be able to be resolved as a TV series, because MGM is a word I cannot post on the open forum. :p

I know! :D

morjana
October 13th, 2008, 11:52 PM
SGA - The Hachiko: Review of 'The Lost Tribe':

At The Hachiko (http://www.thehachiko.com/node/667):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. The review author rated this episode with a 3 out of 5.)


'Stargate Atlantis' (5.11) "The Lost Tribe" - Review

Mon, 10/13/2008 - 09:39 — Vrej Hezaran

If there's one thing at which Stargate Atlantis excels, it's disappointing me after cliffhangers. At the end of the last episode, the gate room on Atlantis blew up with Zelenka and Sheppard inside. We all knew they'd survive, of course, but the fun is speculating on how they survived and seeing if you're right when the conclusion airs. So how did they survive? Beats me. They apparently...just...did. They took cover or something...I'm not quite sure. It was a completely meaningless cliffhanger to build some artificial suspense that went nowhere. But on to the real plot.

**snippage**

The reveal that the suited aliens are Asgard wasn't nearly as satisfying as I had hoped. I was really waiting for some new badass aliens that would stir up so much trouble and basically replace the defanged Wraith as the new baddies, but no such luck. We'll see where the writers can take this revelation with only nine episodes left in the series, but I'm not too hopeful. Their suits did allow for good Star Wars-style let's-wear-their-armor escapades by McKay and Jackson, though.

Even though I have some gripes with the episode, I found the action to be quite entertaining, with lots of gunplay and ship battles, and the use of one hyperspace window to pass two ships was pretty inventive. Also, the fact that so many gates are now wiped off the face of the Pegasus galaxy will surely have an effect in the Stargate TV universe.

morjana
October 14th, 2008, 12:39 PM
Stargate Atlantis - New episodes in December?:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9076799&postcount=1

morjana
October 16th, 2008, 11:16 AM
From SciFi.com's schedulebot, SciFi Channel's SciFi Friday line up for October 17 '08:

8:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS - THE LOST TRIBE

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sgaeps/tribe.jpg

9:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS - OUTSIDERS - NEW episode. Paul McGillion guest stars!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/1outsiders.jpg

11:00P STARGATE ATLANTIS - OUTSIDERS

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/outsiders1016.jpg

01:00A STARGATE SG-1 RECKONING - PART 1 - Guest starring: Tony Amendola as Bra'tac, Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter, Cliff Simon as Ba'al, Mel Harris as Oma Desala and Isaac Hayes as Tolok

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sg1eps/reckoning1.jpg

02:00A STARGATE SG-1 RECKONING - PART 2 - Guest starring: Tony Amendola as Bra'tac, Carmen Argenziano as Jacob Carter, Cliff Simon as Ba'al, Mel Harris as Oma Desala and Isaac Hayes as Tolok

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sg1eps/reckoning2.jpg

morjana
October 16th, 2008, 11:11 PM
I was noodling around at TV Guide Online, and clicked on their Most Popular TV Shows section:

http://www.tvguide.com/Top/tvshows.aspx

And by golly -- Stargate Atlantis is on the list.

It's the very last listed series, # 100 on the list -- but we're there!

:)

I wonder how often they update that list, though, because they're still listing 'Moonlight.'

morjana
October 17th, 2008, 03:58 AM
SGA - Yahoo! TV: Tonight's Picks Friday Oct 17 '08:

At Yahoo! TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/4086):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight's Picks Friday Oct 17 '08

**snippage**

Stargate: Atlantis

Friday at 9pm on Sci Fi

The Wraith may do to the Balarians what the Hoffan plague couldn't, while the refugees from the lethal plague discover their biggest threat comes from one of their own.

morjana
October 17th, 2008, 11:11 AM
SGA - Pink Raygun: Recap and Review - 'The Lost Tribe':

At Pink Raygun (http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/10/17/stargate-atlantis-the-lost-tribe/):

(Please follow the link for the complete LENGTHY recap and review of 'The Lost Tribe.')

Stargate Atlantis: The Lost Tribe

By Wolfen Moondaughter

This ep, as I suspected, proved a fairly strong follow-up to the first half of the story arc; bravo, Gero! Lots of cleverness all around, from Todd’s decision to use the Daedalus itself as a weapon, to John’s idea to save the Daedalus, to Rodney’s idea to save the galaxy! I’m proud of our guys!

There’s only three points that I’m really disappointed/annoyed on: the fact that Sheppard and company are so slow on the uptake in the scene with Todd regarding the Attero Device; the lack of closure regarding this recent development with Wraith (but I can forgive that, as it adds tension to the story and, if there had been another season, would have given us something to look forward to); and the implosion of the Ronon/Keller ship (which, unfortunately, is a huge point — although not quite for the reason you may be thinking at the moment — so I’ll get into that at the end of the column). Well, okay, four points: there was no mention by Daniel of Vala, or even any of the rest of SG-1. But I think Ill get over that. And there are a few other little logic hiccups here and there, but I can forgive those, too.


** major snippage**

Ah well. As unhappy as I’m finding myself regarding Keller in general and McKeller in particular, I won’t stop watching the show over it or anything — I enjoy McShep, and the stories as a whole, far too much. And I can be gracious enough to be happy for my McKeller-loving friends. (I just hope they keep an airsickness bag handy for me!) And I can pray that Staite’s performance in the future finally changes my mind regarding the lack of chemistry on Keller’s part towards Rodney.

See you all next week, for “Outsiders”!

morjana
October 17th, 2008, 05:22 PM
SGA/Sanctuary - Clique Clack: Tonight on the Tube:

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/10/17/tonight-on-the-tube-crash-and-crusoe-premiere-big/#more-2621):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight on the tube

October 17th, 2008 by Jason Hughes

**snippage**

8:00p/7:00 Central

* SciFi repeats last week’s Stargate: Atlantis while Cartoon Network throws down the third Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

9:00p/8:00 Central

* Following up those repeats is the new Stargate: Altantis, in which plague refugees face new dangers from the Wraith.


10:00p/9:00 Central

* Or if creepy and “out of this world (but not literally probably)” action is more your style, find out what a folding man is on SciFi’s Sanctuary. I’ve known men who boasted they could fold … well, never mind. They were probably lying anyway.

morjana
October 17th, 2008, 11:14 PM
SGA - SciFi.com: Updates for Outsiders:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9091360&postcount=372

morjana
October 18th, 2008, 11:23 AM
SGA - Clique Clack: Review of 'Outsiders':

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/10/18/stargate-atlantis-outsiders/):

(Some very nice HD screen caps at the site. Thanks, Brett! Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Posted by Brett Love

Stargate Atlantis - Outsiders
(Season 5, Episode 12)

As we count down these last remaining episodes of Atlantis, episodes like “Outsiders” should be expected. It’s time to start looking back at the past and wrapping up some loose ends. And so we find ourselves being called back to the Hoffan drug of “Poisoning The Well.” It seems that the Wraith have decided just how to deal with the drug, and it’s not an unexpected decision. That’s not to say that the episode was predictable. The story brought with it some complicated morality questions, and at least one of the answers was rather unexpected.

**snippage**

It’s not one that’s going to go down in the SG annals as one of the can’t miss Atlantis entries, but certainly worth the time. I was left with a couple of nagging questions, however. First, did anyone else find it odd that Teyla didn’t sense a whole group of Wraith walking into the town? And second, what happened to Novo (Agam Darshi)? Given how close she was to Beckett, it struck me as strange that there was no followup with her after the first group of Balarans was dropped off. All things considered, I’d call it a good episode.

morjana
October 18th, 2008, 12:05 PM
SGA - Sci Fi Chicks: Review - 'Outsiders':

At Sci Fi Chicks (http://www.scifichicks.com/2008/10/18/stargate-atlantis-outsiders/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis: “Outsiders”

Posted on October 18th, 2008 by Sandy

**snippage**

Unfortunately, the script seemed to go with what was expedient, rather than what was plausible. For instance, did it not occur to the villagers who wanted to turn the plague survivors over to the Wraith that as soon as they did, the Wraith would know who left in the village was safe to feed on? Also, collapsing a mine on the platoon of Wraith was a great way to take out an enemy who greatly outnumbered his own people, but when Sheppard set off the charges, he also buried the villagers who wanted to turn over the plague survivors. These villagers were just human beings whose only crime was to be short-sighted regarding their own survival and inconvenient to Sheppard’s plan. Not one word was spared for the moral quagmire represented there.

For the most part, the same writers who wrote the last five seasons of Stargate SG-1 have also now written five seasons of Stargate Atlantis, and the strain is starting to show. An infusion of fresh blood onto the writing staff could only help Stargate Universe when it comes out.

morjana
October 19th, 2008, 12:18 AM
SciFi.com updated their incomplete preliminary December schedule through December 19 '08, and it does NOT look like SGA is getting a new episode on the 19th.

12/19/2008 06:00 PM STARGATE SG-1
12/19/2008 11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS
12/19/2008 01:00 AM STARGATE SG-1
12/19/2008 02:00 AM STARGATE SG-1


It looks like SciFi is airing a Sanctuary marathon that evening:

12/19/2008 07:00 PM SANCTUARY
12/19/2008 08:00 PM SANCTUARY
12/19/2008 09:00 PM SANCTUARY
12/19/2008 10:00 PM SANCTUARY
12/19/2008 12:00 AM SANCTUARY

I can't see getting new SGA episodes on the holiday weekends of Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

As Battlestar Galactica returns Jan. 16 at 10pm (Sanctuary's time slot), it's possible that the final two episodes of Sanctuary could air on Jan. 9th., leaving SGA's final two episodes to premiere on Jan. 16 with Vegas and Enemy at the Gate on Jan. 25th.

(All speculation on my part, of course.)

GoSpikey
October 19th, 2008, 03:42 AM
I think we've heard 'people' state already that it was going to end in January, so this could indeed be how it's done. :)

Isn't Vegas on the 12th? Oh wait, when is Thanksgiving, so when will a new ep day be skipped?

morjana
October 19th, 2008, 03:49 AM
[U]
I think we've heard 'people' state already that it was going to end in January, so this could indeed be how it's done. :)

Isn't Vegas on the 12th? Oh wait, when is Thanksgiving, so when will a new ep day be skipped?

Here's the schedule so far:

"Inquisition" airs Friday Oct 24-- at its new time -- 9pm!

No episode on Oct. 31 because of Halloween.

"The Prodigal" airs Nov 7.

"Remnants" airs Nov 14.

"Brain Storm" airs Nov 21.

No episode on Nov. 28th because of Thanksgiving Holiday.

"Infection" airs Dec 5.

"Identity" airs Dec. 12.

No episode on Dec. 19th because of Sanctuary marathon.

I'm guessing no episode on Dec. 26 because of Christmas.

No episode on Jan. 2 because of New Year's Holiday.

No episode on Jan. 9th for Sanctuary finale episodes (I'm presuming).

"Vegas" January 16

"Enemy at the Gate" January 25th - Edit: Jan. 23rd

GoSpikey
October 19th, 2008, 05:35 AM
Excuse me if my math is off, but isn't the difference between Jan 16th and Jan 25th more than 7 days? :o

Typo, or rescheduling thing?

morjana
October 19th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Excuse me if my math is off, but isn't the difference between Jan 16th and Jan 25th more than 7 days? :o

Typo, or rescheduling thing?



Uhm...Jan 23rd. Possibly a typo, more likely, old age!

:)

(Math? LOL!)

Thanks, Spikey, for catching that.

morjana
October 19th, 2008, 12:18 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review - 'Outsiders':

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-512-outsiders.php):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

TV Review: Stargate Atlantis 5.12 - Outsiders

Posted by Kevin Carr on October 19, 2008

**snippage**

Review: Here’s another episode that proves that David Hewlett is possibly the most versatile actor on Stargate: Atlantis. He can be paired with anyone – from Lt. Cadmen to Daniel Jackson – and he always makes the scene more interesting. Here, we have a chance to see him interact with Paul McGillion when Rodney and Beckett are being held by the Wraith.

**snippage**

As I said before, this episode had a clear focus on Dr. Beckett and gave some closure for his rabid fans who were so angered to see him killed off two years ago. And considering a secret is revealed about his character that is integral to the overall storyline, that makes this episode significant. It’s not the height of the season, but it was still enjoyable to watch for the Stargate fan.

Up Next: A coalition of different civilizations around the Pegasus Galaxy put the Atlantis team on trial for crimes against humanity.

morjana
October 20th, 2008, 01:06 AM
SGA - Mania: TV Wasteland week of Oct. 20 '08:

At Mania (http://www.mania.com/tv-wasteland-sarah-connor-gets-to-keep-chronicling_article_110609.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Wasteland

By: Stephen Lackey
Date: Monday, October 20, 2008


Friday


STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCIFI, 9PM EST) INQUISITION

Sheppard's team is seized and detained by an interplanetary council that wants to try them for crimes against the people of the Pegasus Galaxy, prompting Woolsey to intervene.

jelgate
October 20th, 2008, 06:52 AM
The more I hear about this episode the more I want to see it. Thanks morjana:D

Mitchell82
October 20th, 2008, 10:54 AM
The more I hear about this episode the more I want to see it. Thanks morjana:D

Me too.

prion
October 20th, 2008, 03:35 PM
http://tv.ign.com/articles/921/921533p1.html

Stargate Atlantis: "Outsiders" Review
Dr. Beckett makes a stand against the Wraith.

excerpt:

I feel bad for Rodney who always seems like he is more interested in hanging
out with Beckett, than Beckett is about hanging out with Rodney. It's like
Rodney is a lost puppy without his buddy Carson, and when the opportunity
present's itself he gets very excited to be with Beckett, but if Carson is too
busy
to hang, Rodney feels dejected, poor guy.

Overall this was a fun episode, but I would have like to have seen more
chances being taken, to help keep the five year old series fresh, but I was let
down. Still, a fairly awesome final season thus far!

REST AT LINK ABOVE

morjana
October 20th, 2008, 07:32 PM
SGA - Critical Myth - Review: 'Outsiders':


At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/?p=60):

Episode 5.12: "Outsiders"

Posted October - 21 - 2008

Written by Alan McCullough
Directed by William Waring

Writing: 2/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 1/4

Final Rating: 7/10


After the overstuffed "Lost Tribe", this episode feels almost decompressed. It's ostensibly connected to the overall season arc in terms of the post-Michael status quo for the Wraith, but it's scope is relatively small. I suppose that's not much of a surprise. Thankfully, there was an update on the beloved Dr. Beckett and some clarification on the Wraith situation.

**snippage**

Thanks to some nice Rodney/Carson interaction (which is sorely missed), this episode manages to find some distinctiveness, despite the relatively bland and familiar story. Unfortunately, I doubt many fans will point to this as one of the best episodes of the season, and it's the kind of episode you easily skip when skimming through the DVDs.

morjana
October 20th, 2008, 07:36 PM
SGA - The Hachiko: Review - 'Outsiders':

At The Hachiko (http://www.thehachiko.com/node/723):

(The review author rated this episode with a 3.5 out of 5.)

'Stargate Atlantis' (5.12) "Outsiders" - Review

Mon, 10/20/2008 - 10:53 — Vrej Hezaran

I'm very easy to please when it comes to Stargate Atlantis. All you have to do is pop in my favorite character, Carson Beckett, and I'll enjoy the episode. Beckett was last on the show in the horror episode "Whispers" (which I really enjoyed), and his return here is very welcomed. What I really like about Beckett's last few outings on the show is that his introduction is handled in a very nonchalant manner. He's just there, doing some kind of work, and it's not a big deal that he's back. It really conveys to the viewer that he's still active out there in the Stargate universe, working on whatever it is he does, and that he can pop in at any time. That possibility of Beckett showing up unexpectedly makes me happy. Not as happy as if he were on the show full time, of course, but it's the next best thing.

**snippage**

Plot-wise, we got another VotW (village of the week) where the Atlantis team has to come and clean up a Wraith mess. It pretty much followed the standard Atlantis formula, right down to team members being captured by the Wraith in order to work for them. The twist here was that, in a funny exchange between the two, Beckett served as the voice of the viewer when he called McKay out on how frequently they are captured. I really appreciated that bit as it addressed a peeve of mine about how easily all these guys get thrown into a holding cell and always manage to escape. It really brings down the Wraith a notch every time this happens, as it makes them out to be bumbling incompetents. Don't the Wraith have posters in their post office of the whole Atlantis team, urging the Wraith to kill them on sight? Anyway, McKay's clever solution to escaping via the darts (beam down, not up!) was unexpected and the C-4 in the bunker was a pretty satisfying means to deal with Wraith and traitorous villagers.

The action was good and the story was run of the mill, but Beckett's involvement made "Outsiders" a fair and enjoyable episode.

morjana
October 21st, 2008, 10:45 AM
People's Choice Awards 2009 Nominees Poll!

I'm a registered member of the People's Choice Awards site at:

http://www.pcavote.com/pca/

I just received an e-mail, inviting me to: Choose the nominees for the 2009 People's Choice Awards!

There are are numerous categories, but one of them is Favorite SciFi TV Show -- and the nominees are:

Heroes
Sanctuary
Stargate Atlantis
Supernatural
True Blood
Doctor Who
Kyle XY
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Torchwood
Battlestar Galactica

You may select up to three nominees

There are also categories for favorite Female and Male TV Stars...and you have the option of typing in up to three nominees of your own choice!

You can register here now:

http://www.pcavote.com/pca/register.jsp

And nominate Stargate Atlantis and cast!

:)

morjana
October 21st, 2008, 02:58 PM
SGA - Chicago Tribune: The Watcher Recommends Oct. 24 '08:

At the Chicago Tribune's The Watcher (http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-tg-coverstory-1019oct19,0,6545846.story):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

The Watcher recommends

Compiled by Barbara Schaffner from Tribune wire reports

October 19, 2008


**snippage**

Friday: "Stargate Atlantis" (8 p.m., Sci Fi) Leaders of the human populations of many worlds have formed an alliance and invited Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team to represent Atlantis at their next meeting. But on arrival, the team is held in a concrete cell.

jelgate
October 21st, 2008, 03:18 PM
People's Choice Awards 2009 Nominees Poll!I'm a registered member of the People's Choice Awards site at:http://www.pcavote.com/pca/I just received an e-mail, inviting me to:?* Choose the nominees for the 2009 People's Choice Awards!There are are numerous categories, but one of them is Favorite SciFi TV Show -- and the nominees are:HeroesSanctuaryStargate AtlantisSupernaturalTrue BloodDoctor WhoKyle XYTerminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesTorchwood Battlestar GalacticaYou may select up to three nomineesThere are also categories for favorite Female and Male TV Stars...and you have the option of typing in up to three nominees of your own choice!You can register here now:http://www.pcavote.com/pca/register.jspAnd nominate Stargate Atlantis and cast!:)Do I have to register to vote?

Jumper_One
October 21st, 2008, 03:44 PM
Do I have to register to vote?

yup I think so

morjana
October 22nd, 2008, 09:07 AM
SGA - Coventry Telegraph (UK): Stargate Atlantis sinks - and rises again...:


At the Coventry Telegraph (http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/2008/10/stargate.html) (Coventry, UK):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Stargate Atlantis sinks - and rises again as TV movies and new spin-off

By David Bentley on Oct 22, 08


STARGATE Atlantis is to end after its fifth and current season but will live on in the form of TV movies, says showrunner Joseph Mallozzi.

Confirming earlier rumours about the end of the show, Mallozzi told SFX magazine: "I was disappointed to hear we didn't get a sixth season pick-up.

**snippage**

Mallozzi says the storyline of the TV series hasn't been adjusted in the light of the show's cancellation - he promised "love, loss, betrayal, revenge, secrets revealed, exhilarating victories and crushing defeats."

He spoke of a "significant character death" that would surprise many viewers.

**snippage**

GoSpikey
October 22nd, 2008, 10:07 AM
:eek: Where's Chuck? :P

morjana
October 22nd, 2008, 05:51 PM
SGA - TV Guide Online: Episode Synopsis 'The Prodigal':

At TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com/detail/tv-show.aspx?tvobjectid=191790&more=ucepisodelist&episodeid=8819591):


Airs Friday, November 7 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

Episode Detail: The Prodigal - Stargate Atlantis

An old foe usurps Atlantis by breaching the Gate Room, forcing McKay and Sheppard to make an arduous climb while a scheme involving Teyla's son unfolds.

GoSpikey
October 23rd, 2008, 03:44 AM
A 'scheme' involving Teyla's son?

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeee

I ish posting this one straight into the M/T and M thread! *g*

morjana
October 23rd, 2008, 07:04 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: NEW Video - David Hewlett on Season 5:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9118351&postcount=470

morjana
October 23rd, 2008, 11:21 PM
SGA - Chicago Tribune: Maureen's Pick's: 'Inquisition':

At the Chicago Tribune (http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/chi-mo-tv-pick-1024oct24,0,2635475.story) (Chicago, IL):


MAUREEN'S PICK

'Stargate Atlantis'

October 24, 2008

8 p.m., Sci Fi

Leaders of the human populations of many worlds have formed an alliance and invited Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team to represent Atlantis at their next meeting. But on arrival, the team is immediately detained and held in a concrete cell. Sheppard is then brought before three council members to stand trial for crimes against the indigenous peoples of the Pegasus Galaxy.

morjana
October 23rd, 2008, 11:34 PM
SGA - LA Times: Friday's Highlights Oct 24 '08:

From the Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-tvhighlights24-2008oct24,0,239385.story) (Los Angeles, CA):


(Please follow the link for the complete article.)


TELEVISION

Friday's Highlights


SERIES

Stargate Atlantis: Leaders of the human populations of many worlds have formed an alliance and invited Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team to represent Atlantis at their next meeting (9 p.m. Sci Fi).

morjana
October 24th, 2008, 12:03 PM
SGA - TV Guide Online: TV Hot List: Friday, Oct. 24, 2008:

At TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Tonight-TV-Hot-27553.aspx):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Today's News: Our Take

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Oct. 24, 2008

Oct 24, 2008 09:50 AM ET by TV Guide News

Stargate Atlantis

9 pm/ET Sci Fi

It's not easy being a member of the Atlantis expedition. You fight the Wraith (who would happily turn you into dinner), you battle technology-gone-bad called Replicators, and what thanks do you get for saving countless lives in the process? If you happen to be on Sheppard's team tonight, you get put on trial for crimes against humanity. When an interplanetary council tires of the team's shenanigans in the Pegasus Galaxy, Woolsey must find his inner Perry Mason to win an acquittal for the heroes. — Michael Chant

morjana
October 24th, 2008, 10:18 PM
SGA - SciFi.com Updates for Inquisition:

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/) site, updates for October 24, 2008:

Inquisition (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/episodes/episodes.php?seas=5&ep=0512&act=1)

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos


NEW Alex Levine Blog update for Inquisition (http://blogs.scifi.com/stargate/archives/2008/10/persistence_pay.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/prodigal.jpg

NEXT new episode: The Prodigal airs Friday November 7 at its NEW time -- 9pm -- on the SciFi Channel (US).

Atlantis is under someone else's control, someone who wants to exact revenge on the city.


Trailer (http://video.scifi.com/player/?id=785681) for The Prodigal at SciFi.com

Also embedded on my google blog (http://morjana-subductionleadstoorogeny.blogspot.com/2008/10/stargate-atlantis-scificom-updates-for_24.html).

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/quiz_pic_ronon_easy.jpg

NEW Season 5 Quiz!

Ronon Dex - Easy (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/quizzes/ronon_easy/index.php?start=1)


SciFi Wire (http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=61531):

Stargate: Universe Concept Art

prion
October 25th, 2008, 06:32 AM
SGA season 5 cancellation mentioned in MultiChannel article at

http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=46857

morjana
October 25th, 2008, 02:30 PM
SGA - Clique Clack: Review - 'Inquisition':

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/10/25/stargate-atlantis-inquisition/):

(Screen caps from the HD broadcast are at the site. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis - Inquisition

Posted by Brett Love

How does the old saying go? You can put lipstick on a pig… but it’s still a clip show. Really, that’s what we had here. No matter how you look at it, ultimately a clip show is just not going to be as good as a full scale episode where fans of the show are concerned. Trips down memory lane are nice, but we’ve all seen it before, and something we haven’t seen will always be better.

**snippage**

During the trial, two things stood out to me. First, it was a great showcase for Woolsey. The decision to put him in charge of Atlantis is paying off. I was on board when he told the guards to put Myrus in a cell, and ready to cheer for him when he told the team, “Now that I know what the game is, I can play it.” He really is a leader. And a leader that has gone through some pretty significant changes. Or possibly, given his recitation of his resume, reverted back to what he once was. I loved how completely unimpressed Ronon was with the Harvard Law Review.

Second, I’m left awfully curious about the Genii involvement in the trial. After learning that, I found myself thinking during the various clips that I would really like to see more on the Genii conspiracy. The makings for a full blown episode were right there. Removal of the clips also would have afforded time for the rest of the team to get on the stand. It would have been great to see McKay squirm through some questioning. More importantly, it would seem that the most intriguing testimony would have come from Teyla.

At the end of the day, it was alright. I’m glad that they acknowledged the question of the expedition’s role in the galaxy, and it was fun to see all of the old clips, but it was still a clip show. Things should pick up next week. He’s baaaack.

morjana
October 25th, 2008, 06:56 PM
Screen prints from the Andee Frizzell/Kavan Smith/Gary Jones/David Hewlett panel at Armageddon Con in New Zealand. Streaming video available here:

http://clearnet.co.nz/games/armageddon08.html#player of current panels, hopefully they'll have this panel available for download soon

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morjana
October 25th, 2008, 08:52 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review - 'Inquisition':

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-513-inquisition.php):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

TV Review: Stargate Atlantis 5.13 - Inquisition

Posted by Kevin Carr on October 25, 2008

**snipapge**


Review: Any fan of the Stargate shows will recognize this episode as a flashback episode. This becomes clear when you see the credits include things like “Excerpts Written By.” These showed up periodically in the Stargate SG-1 series, and we’ve had a few throughout the Stargate: Atlantis run.

**snippage**

The one nice thing about this episode is that it allowed Woolsey (Robert Picardo) to actually step in and do something cool for a change – defend the Atlantis team. And the entire episode sets the stage for a final smackdown between the remaining rogue elements of the Pegasus Galaxy.

Up Next: A week off, then back into the swing of things when Michael the Hybrid returns to Atlantis in search of Teyla’s baby.

morjana
October 26th, 2008, 04:53 PM
Screen prints from David Hewlett's panel at New Zealand's Armageddon Con:

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morjana
October 26th, 2008, 11:31 PM
SGA - TV Guide Online: Episode Synopses 'Remnants' & 'Brain Storm':

At TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/stargate-atlantis/191790):


Episode Detail: Remnants - Stargate Atlantis

Woolsey faces an uncertain future in the form of a performance evaluation; Zelenka and McKay examine an object discovered on the ocean floor; Sheppard encounters an ambush.


Episode Detail: Brain Storm - Stargate Atlantis

Doctors Keller and McKay go to Earth to witness a scientific demonstration conducted by McKay's rival, Malcolm Tunney (Dave Foley). Unfortunately, Tunney's device creates a life-threatening situation. Bill Nye guest stars.

morjana
October 27th, 2008, 01:08 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Behind the Scenes: Inquisition:


http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9137456&postcount=472

morjana
October 27th, 2008, 04:43 PM
SGA - The Hachiko: Review - 'Inquisition':

At The Hachiko (http://www.thehachiko.com/node/771):

(The review author rated this episode with a 2 out of 5. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

'Stargate Atlantis' (5.13) "Inquisition" – Review

Mon, 10/27/2008 - 11:45 — Vrej Hezaran

A clip show? Really? That's what you're going with in the home stretch of this series? One of the worst things I remember of watching TV when I was a kid in the 80s was the dreaded clip show. You'd tune in to your favorite show and they'd have some ridiculous premise for an episode wherein the characters would be forced to say "remember the time when..." or "hey, this reminds me of the time when..." and then you'd have to sit through scenes of episodes that any loyal viewer had already seen. "Inquisition" amounts to pretty much this although there is at least some kind of relevant story behind it.

**snippage**

A bright spot this week was Woolsey. I wasn't too sure if he'd be a good addition to this show, but I find he adds a different dynamic previously missing from Atlantis. He's very smart and by the books, and it seems to actually work for him. I love that he puts on a suit and smokes a cigar in his downtime. He represents a different class than the usuals on Atlantis, especially since he comes from civilian life and not military, like most of them do. It's a shame that, like Carter before him, Woolsey hardly shows up at all. From here to the end, I'd like to see more Woolsey and fewer clip shows.

morjana
October 27th, 2008, 04:54 PM
SGA - MSN TV Blog: SGA Goes for Political Commentary in a Clip Show:

At MSN TV Blog (http://tvfilter.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!DB9D137CC0F754C9!33880.entry):


October 27

'Stargate Atlantis' Goes for Political Commentary in a Clip Show


I used to think there was nothing that is worse than a clip show on a sci-fi series. In case you're not familiar with the concept, a clip show is what happens when a series tries to save money by weaving segments from previously aired episodes into a new episode with some wafer-thin tie-in like the characters sitting around reminiscing about the past or a memory probe being used on a character or something.


**snippage**

But if the writers' intent was to criticize the U.S., they left a mixed message. Because essentially every accusation made against Atlantis was 100 percent true (they woke the Wraith early; they conducted experiments on Wraith that led to Michael, a dangerous hybrid; they reprogrammed the Replicators, leading to the Replicators' decision to attack human worlds to remove the Wraiths' food source; they conspired with the Wraith). But instead of winning through a convincing argument, or through the Atlantis crewe showing that they have good hearts or something, their path to victory is simpler: bribing one of the three judges.

So that's the ethics we're expected to get from our heroes.

- posted by Raoul

morjana
October 27th, 2008, 05:25 PM
SGA - SyFy Portal - Review - 'Inquisition':

At SyFy Portal (http://www.syfyportal.com/news425506.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Review: 'Stargate: Atlantis' - The Inquisition

By MIKE MOODY

Source: SyFy Portal
Oct-26-2008

I love the way "Stargate: Atlantis" burns through well-worn sci-fi plots and cliches but somehow manages to remain consistently entertaining.

**snippage**

What Worked


Woolsey continues to rock. I know I wasn't the only one who hated the idea of putting this character in charge, but I'm glad to admit that I was wrong. Somehow, the "Atlantis" show-runners have managed to turn a formerly irritating minor character into a respectable -- dare I type, essential -- part of a strong ensemble. Yep, Woolsey rocks, which, of course, means Robert Picardo rocks double time.

**snippage**


What Didn't Work

This aint "Battlestar Galactica." No one you care about gets shot out an airlock or loses an eye. My one complaint about "Atlantis" is that the stakes are never all that high. The tone is light, and that can sometimes make things seem pretty stale. We know the good guys will always win in the end, and this ep was no exception.

McKay, Ronon, Teyla, and Keller mostly sat this one out. I was especially bummed about only getting a few minutes with McKay, my favorite character on the show, but the Woolsey scenes mostly made up for that.

morjana
October 27th, 2008, 07:10 PM
SGA - Critical Myth: Review - 'Inquisition':

At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/?p=62):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Episode 5.13: “Inquisition”


Posted October - 28 - 2008

Written by Alex Levine
Directed by Brenton Spencer


Writing: 2/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 1/4

Final Rating: 7/10

For quite some time, I’ve wondered whether or not the denizens of the Pegasus Galaxy found Team Atlantis to be a beneficial addition to the population, considering all that has happened since the SGC sent the mission to the Lost City in the first place. And I’ve always thought that it would have been a more interesting show if those in command of Atlantis (particularly Weir) had been forced to defend their decisions to others. For example, during roughly the same time in the Stargate continuity, SG-1 was defending themselves against the IOA.

**snippage**

It might have been better if the coalition had been treated more like the Jaffa on “SG-1”. Generally speaking, the SGC stood for the rights of the free peoples of the galaxy against the System Lords because the free Jaffa weren’t ready to step up to the plate. Once they were, it was more of a partnership. This episode firmly places the moral superiority in the laps of the Atlantis expedition, and I think it would have been a lot more interesting if they were left with a little more doubt in the rightness of their actions.

morjana
October 27th, 2008, 07:38 PM
SGA - IGN: Review - 'Inquisition':

At IGN (http://tv.ign.com/articles/923/923925p1.html):

(The review author rated this episode with a 7.5 out of 10. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis: "Inquisition" Review

The Atlantis expedition gets put on trial.

by Tory Ireland Mell

October 27, 2008 - As far as flashback episodes go this was a fun one, but it was far from anything we have seen thus far this season.

In the fifth and final season of Atlantis one would think that they would fill it with more substance than "Inquisition offered." Some would also say this was a great chance to reflect on some great adventures that took place over the past five years, I say while it was fun to watch it was a waist of time.

**snippage**

"Inquisition" was a chance for Woolsey to shine once again, and shine he does. Although at no point did I think he was a great lawyer, he was a very convincing speaker, and his dedication towards Atlantis was clear as day. His roll as leader of the expedition is acceptable and welcomed.

Overall, this was a poorly written episode, but fun to watch. It did up the ante as far as the presence of Atlantis goes, which will hopefully pay off before the end of the series, but the way it was presented could have been better.

morjana
October 28th, 2008, 04:13 PM
Stargate Atlantis - Zap2It: Teyla Emmagan from ‘Stargate Atlantis’:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9144109&postcount=1

morjana
October 28th, 2008, 05:06 PM
Stargate Atlantis - Cult Times Magazine # 158 - David Hewlett Interview:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9144349&postcount=1

morjana
October 28th, 2008, 06:40 PM
SGA - The SF Site: Babylon 5.1: SF TV In November '08:

At The SF Site's Babylon 5.1 (http://www.sfsite.com/columns/rick283.htm) column:

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Babylon 5.1

by Rick Norwood

SF on TV in November


Friday, November 7
Stargate Atlantis "The Prodigal", by Carl Binder

Friday, November 14
Stargate Atlantis "Remnants", by Paul Mullie and Joseph Mallozi

Friday, November 21
Stargate Atlantis "Brain Storm", by Martin Gero

morjana
October 29th, 2008, 12:03 PM
SGA - Total SciFi: Review - 'The Lost Tribe':

At Total SciFi (http://www.dwscifi.com/admin/articles/show/2663):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Posted on Wednesday 29 October 2008

Stargate Atlantis: The Lost Tribe (season 5, episode 11)

TV episode review
US airdate 10th October 2008 (Sci Fi Channel)

VERDICT: 9/10

**snippage**

For an episode that crams in so much plot, it never seems to rushed or abbreviated, though perhaps something more dramatic could have happened to Daniel Jackson. There is something very important that has happened here with this ‘lost tribe’; hopefully the production team will do something even more spectacular with this before the programme reaches its finale.

-- Brigid Cherry

morjana
October 29th, 2008, 04:33 PM
SGA - SyFy Portal - Review - 'Outsiders':

At SyFy Portal (http://www.syfyportal.com/news425509.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Review: 'Stargate: Atlantis' - Outsiders

By WAYNE HALL
Source: SyFy Portal
Oct-27-2008

Dead characters sure do get around in the "Stargate" franchise. Take, for example, Dr. Carson Beckett. He's going to be seen in five episodes this season, which is great for a guy who died a long time ago. But hey, death is only a temporary state of being in genre programming, and I always enjoy seeing Dr. Beckett interact with Rodney McKay, so no complaints here! For those keeping count, the good doctor will be back two more times this year.

**snippage**

What Worked

This is an old parable, and in times of war, it gets revisited. Sheppard's ability to strategize an escape really sparkles in this tense drama. Oh, and blowing up the Wraith and their human compatriots was justice.

The chemistry between McKay and Beckett continues to shine. That'll always be the case, I'm sure.

What Didn't Work

On the other hand, I have seen this story of questioning just who is an "outsider" several times before. Is it more human or humane to sacrifice oneself or to save one's family and friends? Yeah, we pretty much know how that's going to turn out.

Other than that, though, the mix of action and characterization is still always good in "Atlantis," so I have nothing else to fuss about.

morjana
October 30th, 2008, 02:40 PM
SGA - DigiGuide (UK): TV Highlights week of Nov 3 '08:

At DigiGuide (UK):

Sci-Fi

There's a particularly electric episode of Fringe this week. Elsewhere there's a deadly predicament in Stargate Atlantis, a creature on the loose in Sanctuary, and Peter Petrelli has a meeting that will change his life in Heroes.


STARGATE ATLANTIS (http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv-highlight/stargate+atlantis-5250/science+fiction+series/)

A deadly predicament

Stargate Atlantis, showing Tuesday November 4th on Sky1 at 8:00pm


The sterling sci-fi drama continues. Colonel John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team locate Dr Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) on an alien planet where he is treating a small group of survivors of the Hoffan plague. These patients, who escaped a Wraith attack on their home world, Balar, have found sanctuary and friendship on this alien planet. But that same evening, a party of Wraith warriors appears before the village's councillors, demanding that the refugees be turned over to them - threatening total annihilation if they refuse.

The Balarians, aware that they are not only immune, but lethal, to a Wraith feeding, fear there is no chance the townspeople will continue to harbour them. And they may be right. Despite Sheppard's best efforts, it appears the original residents intend to sacrifice the newcomers in order to save themselves...

morjana
October 30th, 2008, 09:48 PM
SGA - New York Post: Starr Report:

At the New York Post's Starr Report (http://www.nypost.com/seven/10312008/tv/starr_report_136065.htm) (New York, NY):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

STARR REPORT

By MICHAEL STARR

Posted: October 31, 2008

**snippage**

Talk about busy . . . Steve Schirripa is all over the place these days. The ex-"Sopra nos" co-star just wrapped production on the ABC Fam ily movie "Your Presents Re quested" (opposite Melissa Joan Hart), has shot an epi sode of "Stargate Atlantis" [NOTE: Vegas] and is returning in January for the new season of ABC Family's "The Secret Life of an American Teenager."

Oh, yeah - he's also host ing the 5th Annual Comedy Festival at the Borgata (At lantic City) Nov. 15-16.

morjana
October 31st, 2008, 12:00 AM
SGA - Canada: The Movie Network: Nov & Dec '08 Schedule:

At The Movie Networ (http://www.themovienetwork.ca/stargateatlantis/schedule.php)k:

Stargate Atlantis 5: Ep. 13 - Inquisitions November 1 - 4:45 pm
Stargate Atlantis 5: Ep. 14 - The Prodigal November 10 - 8:00 pm
Stargate Atlantis 5: Ep. 15 - Remnants November 17 - 8:00 pm
Stargate Atlantis 5: Ep. 16 - Brain Storm November 24 - 8:00 pm
Stargate Atlantis 5: Ep. 17 - Infection December 8 - 8:00 pm
Stargate Atlantis 5: Ep. 18 - Identity December 15 - 8:00 pm

morjana
October 31st, 2008, 02:59 PM
SGA - Trick or Treat: San Francisco Examiner: Scary laws regarding T-or-T:

At the San Francisco Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/x-640-Business-Law-Examiner~y2008m10d31-Scary-laws-regarding-TorT) (San Francisco, CA):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Scary laws regarding T-or-T

October 31, 8:34 AM

by Matthew Nelson, Business Law Examiner

Today provides a great opportunity for a whimsical look at some of the concepts of contract law that apply to the 100s of transactions in which many of us will engage that involve exchanging one bite of candy that candy-makers have the audacity to describe as fun for a promise to not have a mob-style attack on our residences later this evening. These contracts are not binding for at least two reasons.

The first element that makes such an oral agreement nonbinding generally is that most states require that someone be at least 18 years-old to enter a valid contract. Most of the racketeers who will be concealing their identities these evening are much younger than that age.

**snippage**

I want to mention as well that I am annoyed that the SciFi Channel is committing the specific trick or pre-empting "Stargate Atlantis" tonight and the more general trick of canceling this program. Someone must have given the programming director of this channel Raisinets, which try to fool you into thinking that raisins can be candy, last year.

morjana
October 31st, 2008, 10:12 PM
SGA - Pink Raygun - Recap and Review - 'Outsiders':

At Pink Raygun (http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/10/31/stargate-atlantis-outsiders/):

(Please follow the link for the complete LENGTHY recap and review.)

Stargate Atlantis: Outsiders

By Wolfen Moondaughter

Before I get into the column, let me offer my apologies to my readers for the extreme lateness of this. To paraphrase an old saying, life is what gets in the way when you’re trying to carry out other plans, ‘ey?

Alan McCollough is now my hero. Look at what he gave us! A team ep? Check. Carson? Check. Some great friendship moments between Carson and Rodney? Double-check. An ep without Keller? HUZZAH! Er, I mean, check. Teyla even got some stuff to do! (Why do the writers seem to keep forgetting about her Wraith telepathy thing, though? Couldn’t she have used it to mislead the Wraith somehow?) Great, thought-provoking moral questions? Check. A cool twist? Double-check. There was even a little McSheppiness (subtle, but there nonetheless, and hey, I’ll take what I can get at this point). Even the tiny mention of McKay’s having an interest in someone at the end lacked an actual mention of Keller’s name (and therefore allowed we McSheppers to take a moment to be delusional and pretend that he would have said it’s Sheppard *grin*). It was a much-needed break (if the end of my last column wasn’t a clue).

**snippage**

The councilman left the keys for Jervis; he didn’t hold Jervis at gunpoint, didn’t threaten him in any way. Jervis and the others could have instead chosen to join the others in hiding. Instead, they brought the Wraith in with the intent of sacrificing more of their fellow humans for their own sake. They made their choice a second time, and it resulted in them sharing the Wraith’s fate. They made a bad choice and paid the price. Like how Carson didn’t make the Wraith commander feed on him, John didn’t force these people to do this, didn’t lead them forcefully to slaughter the way Jervis did with the Balarans — he didn’t even talk them into it. He just took tactical advantage of their choice — and saved at least 650 others in the process.

Well, that’s how I see it , anyway. And if Sheppard was indeed lacking in remorse, rather than just trying to prevent the councilman form wallowing in guilt by reinforcing that the man did what was necessary to save the rest of the village, perhaps he felt, after what Jervis and his guys had done, they weren’t worthy of remorse, having, in essence, committed a heinous crime against the Balarans and therefore humanity. Like I said, though, it’s not an act without moral grey areas — perhaps it will even be brought up in the next episode, given the plot. But lest we think Sheppard has becomes some sort of pitiless war-monger, remember that he was in support of the Wraith treatment, an option that could possibly have eventually ended the war with the Wraith peacefully, allowing both sides to live rather than forcing humanity to commit genocide in order to survive themselves.

See you all next week, for my belated review of “Inquisition”! (Hmm, since we’re expecting it, I guess it must not be Spanish ….) And then hopefully I’ll be back on track with the next new episode, “The Prodigal” (which has a McSheppy scene I am dying to see). In the meantime, have a safe and fun Hallowe’en, and Merry Samhain to my fellow pagans!

morjana
October 31st, 2008, 11:17 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Episode Preview - The Prodigal:

At MGM Stargate (http://stargate.mgm.com/seasons.php):

Episode 14 - The Prodigal (Preview)

Original air date: November 7, 2008

An old foe, bent on revenge, infiltrates the Gate Room to take control of Atlantis.

morjana
November 3rd, 2008, 12:40 AM
SGA - Mania: TV Wasteland week of Nov 3 '08:

At Mania (http://www.mania.com/tv-wasteland-legend-seeker_article_110896.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Wasteland

by: Stephen Lackey
Date: Monday, November 03, 2008


**snippage**

Friday

STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCIFI, 9PM EST) THE PRODIGAL

An old foe usurps Atlantis by breaching the Gate Room, forcing McKay
and Sheppard to make an arduous climb while a scheme involving Teyla's
son unfolds.

morjana
November 3rd, 2008, 09:37 PM
SGA - Alex Levine's Blog Update Nov 3 '08 - The Prodigal:

From Alex Levine's SciFi Channel blog (http://blogs.scifi.com/stargate/) update for November 3, 2008:

(Please follow the link for the complete blog update.)


November 3, 2008

Red Shirts and Kick Boxing

**snippage**

And this week you get to see "The Prodigal", written by Carl Binder...

.. Last but not least, this is the first episode where we get to see Lt. Banks (one of the technicians) kick some ass. Showrunner Joe Mallozzi discovered that Sharon Taylor, the actor who plays Banks, has studied kick boxing for five years, and so the execs decided that this would be a great opportunity to utilize her expertise. As you will see, she and Ronon make a dangerous combo.

Enjoy!

Posted by Alex Levine at 1:25 AM

morjana
November 4th, 2008, 05:52 PM
SGA - UK TV Guide: Pick of The Day - Nov. 11 '08:

From UK TV Guide (http://uk-tv-guide.com/pick-of-the-day/11-11-2008/science-fiction-series-stargate-atlantis-inquisition-on-troubled-ground/):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Picks of the day for Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

On troubled ground

Stargate Atlantis

Sky1 at 8:00pm

The sterling sci-fi drama continues. Leaders from the human populations of many worlds have formed an official alliance and extend an invitation to Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team to represent Atlantis at their next meeting. But on arrival, the team is immediately detained in a concrete cell and Sheppard is brought before three council members - Kelore of Latira, Shiana of the Tribes of Santhal, and Dimas of the Free Peoples of Riva - to stand trial for crimes against the indigenous peoples of the Pegasus Galaxy.

**snippage**

morjana
November 4th, 2008, 08:55 PM
SGA- Rachel Luttrell - Starry Constellation Magazine: Audio Interview:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9179480&postcount=2022

morjana
November 5th, 2008, 01:27 AM
SGA - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks - Nov. 7 '08:

At MSN TV (http://tv.msn.com/tv/tonights-picks/?of=2):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Stargate Atlantis

9:00 PM, SCIFI

Sheppard and McKay (Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett) are enjoying some recreational time on the pier level of the city when Atlantis is plunged into darkness with only the top tier of the central tower unaffected. Struggling to make their way on foot up to the Gate Room, more than 70 levels above, McKay speculates that someone has taken control of Atlantis by hacking into the city's mainframe. A force field has been created to prevent them from gaining access.

morjana
November 6th, 2008, 05:54 PM
SGA - DigiGuide (http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv-highlight/stargate+atlantis-5328/science+fiction+series/) (UK): What to watch week Nov 10 '08:

At DigiGuide (UK):

Sci-Fi

It's all getting even more peculiar in Fringe when a missing woman reappears with a deadly finger, Sheppard is in deep trouble in Stargate Atlantis, Suresh is going decidedly bonkers in Heroes and there are ferocious growls in Sanctuary.

Stargate Atlantis: Inquisition, Sky1, 8:00pm

Tuesday 11th November 2008

On troubled ground

The sterling sci-fi drama continues. Leaders from the human populations of many worlds have formed an official alliance and extend an invitation to Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) and his team to represent Atlantis at their next meeting. But on arrival, the team is immediately detained in a concrete cell and Sheppard is brought before three council members - Kelore of Latira, Shiana of the Tribes of Santhal, and Dimas of the Free Peoples of Riva - to stand trial for crimes against the indigenous peoples of the Pegasus Galaxy.

Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo), meanwhile, receives a visit from Myrus, a representative from the new coalition of planets, who advises him that Sheppard and the others are being made to answer for the deaths of millions throughout the galaxy.

Outraged, Woolsey demands that Myrus bring him to his people, confident he can take on their defense and secure their freedom. But it quickly becomes clear that even Woolsey's formidable legal and diplomatic skills may not be enough to save the Atlantis expedition from a guilty verdict.

morjana
November 6th, 2008, 11:32 PM
SGA - Los Angeles Times: Friday Highlights Nov. 7 '08:

At the Los Angeles Times (http://www.calendarlive.com/tv/cl-et-tvhighlights7-2008nov07,0,1803865.story) (Los Angeles, CA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

November 7, 2008

TELEVISION

Friday's Highlights

**snippage**

SERIES

Stargate Atlantis: Sheppard and McKay (Joe Flanigan, David Hewlett) are enjoying some recreational time on the pier level of the city when Atlantis is plunged into darkness (9 p.m. Sci Fi).

morjana
November 7th, 2008, 01:10 AM
SGA - Yahoo TV: Tonight's Picks Fri Nov 7 '08:

At Yahoo TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/4086):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight's Picks Fri Nov 7 '08

Stargate: Atlantis

Friday at 9pm on Sci Fi

An old foe, dead-set on revenge, manages to take control of Atlantis, and it's up to McKay and Sheppard to figure out how to wrestle that control away from he mysterious force.

morjana
November 7th, 2008, 04:26 AM
SGA (mentioned - again) - San Francisco Examiner: Business Law Examiner:

From the San Francisco Examiner's Business Law Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/x-640-Business-Law-Examiner~y2008m11d7-Legalized-prostitution-decriminalized-possession-of-marijuana-and-samesex-marriage-oh-my) column (San Francisco, CA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column, which actually has nothing to do with SGA or SciFi.)


November 7, 8:04 AM
by Matthew Nelson, Business Law Examiner

**snippage**

Some of us can rejoice that the cable network that a reader has referred to as the Sigh-Fi Channel is showing a new episode of "Stargate Atlantis" tonight.

morjana
November 7th, 2008, 05:36 PM
SGA/SG1 - IGN: What 2 Watch Fri Nov. 7 '08:

At IGN (http://tv.ign.com/articles/927/927928p1.html):

(Because the author creatively wrote in a reference to SG1 for 'Whale Wars,' I included it in this post. Please follow the link for the complete column.)

W2W: Stargate, Whale Wars and Diners

Tonight's TV features sci-fi and juice bars.

by Tory Ireland Mell

November 7, 2008 - We cover a lot of television here on IGN TV, and there's still way more airing than we normally cover. So in the interest of helping you figure out what's worth watching, we're slimming down What 2 Watch, a.k.a. W2W, to include picks for the following night's programming.

Each day one of the IGN editors offers their unique take on what's worth watching, recording, or is otherwise noteworthy. So, without further ado, here are our picks for Friday, November 7th.


Whale Wars: "A Needle in the Haystack" (Animal Planet, 9pm)
At 9pm on Animal Planet prepare for the awesome television premiere of Whale Wars, "A needle in a Haystack". This documentary series follows the marine-conservation group Sea Shepherd on its quest to stop Japanese whaling operations in the Antarctic. If you've seen the trailers for this show then you know what I'm talking about, if you haven't then I suggest you tune in you won't be disappointed. On a side note, I am the ultimate fan of Stargate: SG-1 and guess who is a huge activist for the Sea Shepherd group? One "Mr. Brigadier General Jack O' Neill" AKA Richard Dean Anderson.



Stargate Atlantis: "The Prodigal" (Sci-Fi Channel, 9pm)

Stick around the Sci-Fi Channel for the re-broadcast of tonight's new Stargate: Atlantis. In this episode "The Prodigal" an old foe usurps Atlantis by breaching the gateroom, forcing McKay and Sheppard to make an arduous climb while a scheme involving Teyla's son unfolds. As the final season begins to wind down be sure to tune in and stay tuned, because this show just keeps getting better.

**snippage**

morjana
November 7th, 2008, 05:45 PM
SGA - Pink Raygun: Recap and Review - 'Inquisition':

At Pink Raygun (http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/11/07/stargate-atlantis-inquisition/):

(Please follow the link for the complete LENGTHY recap and review of Inquisition.)

Stargate Atlantis: Inquisition

For a “clip show”, this was a good episode. (”The Inquisiiitionnnn, what a show! The Inquisiiiitionnnn, here we go ….” *Cough* Sorry, couldn’t resist.) I mean, it’s been four and a half seasons: it only makes sense to have an episode that examines the events of those years and its repercussions. Woolsey was well-used here; having wits win the day instead of guns was a nice change of pace. I was glad to see Lorne, too (and to not see Keller). I would have liked for the others of Sheppard’s team to get questioned, instead of just Sheppard, though. Rodney would have been exceptionally entertaining in such a position, and I think Teyla and Ronon would have offered intriguing insights to the judges as fellow humans of Pegasus. Not to mention that it’s great fun to pick apart and/or attempt to disprove the logic of the accusers!

I know some have complained that our heroes got off too easily and should pay for their crimes, but for one, their “crimes” had a lot of mitigating circumstances, and for another, from the perspective of at least a two-thirds of the judges, the trial wasn’t about justice, about right and wrong, anyway. For Shiana, it was about revenge (which is not synonymous with justice, as it’s not always justified), and for Kelore, it was about politics. It was about a sense of entitlement for both of them. And the most important insight of the ep, I fear, seems to be overlooked — that while the Earthers have, yes, brought great devastation to the humans of Pegasus, the those humans themselves, as well as the Ancients, are just as culpable in many instances. Besides the judges, I have seen several fans insist that the Earthers acted without the consent of the peoples of Pegasus — that is often not entirely true. In fact, given that Teyla is leader of the Athosians, and she has essentially given the consent of her people to the Earthers, then save for the times when she disagrees with John or Woolsey, the Earthers almost always have the consent of at least one sizable Pegasus settlement. Besides, the only way you can keep from ever risking harm to others is to stand still and never move, allowing others to have their way with you, steal your food, maybe even eat you. Survival dictates that this is pretty much an impossibility. The Earthers had a right to protect themselves, each other, and their new allies — while this did produce problems, no negative results for the humans that came of their actions were expected/intended (unlike Jervis with the Balarans). In many ways, it’s the difference between murder and manslaughter or, in some cases, self-defense. I’d say their only real crime was willful trespass — and I could make an argument about semantics there, too.

Yeah, okay, I’ll save the philosophical musing for as we go. Let’s just say that, once again, I’m enjoying the moral questions that this show raises, and I’ve been known to muse about such things until the cows come home. Luckily for y’all, I live in the country these days, and the cows come home fairly frequently ….

**snippage**

Of course, the revelation of the Genii’s involvement and of Shiana’s backstory means that the trial was less about determining the innocence or guilt of the expedition than it was about politics or revenge. But let’s pretend that all the judge’s motives were as pure as those of Dimas, so I can further address my befuddlement at how some fans felt there was something to punish the expedition for, and how they felt the story cheated by not having the expedition brought to task for those supposed crimes. I’ve already made it clear, I hope, that while I do think they have some accountability for a lot of what they were accused of, those weren’t actually crimes, per se, but accidents or ultimately bad choices (and if they could have told that a choice was bad before they made it, they wouldn’t have, I don’t think).

There’s a difference, I think, between wanting someone to take responsibility for their actions and wanting to punish them for them. The purpose of punishment is to prevent a criminal from willfully committing a wrongdoing, either by negative reinforcement or by locking them up so that they can’t commit the act. It’s a waste to punish someone for an accident, especially if the punishment prevents them from making recompense. When someone has an accident, you make them clean it up, sure, but do you punish them for it? Maybe if it happened out of carelessness or negligence, but out of ignorance? I’d like to hope not. Further, Atlantis works all the time to make up for the bad things they’ve caused to happen — they do accept responsibility. They help relocate refuges, they worked for a cure to the poison, they bring medical aid to the sick (even when the illness has nothing to do with the Hoffan drug). They battle the Wraith head-on. Just what more do people want them to do? Abandon the natives of Pegasus to their fate? Let the villagers, the farmers, decide how to wage a war? Would you want a civilian with no battle experience dictating how a battle ought to be waged, or would you leave it to the experts? Sure, mistakes have been made, but then not even the Ancients were perfect — and in many ways the expedition is not only cleaning up their own messes, but those of the Ancients (and the Asgard, and the Wraith, and the natives themselves) as well ….

Okay, I’m done. If you made it this far through my ruminations, bravo! Have a cookie! (You can find some in my new ‘Gate-themed “Whirled”.)

See you next week, for my review of “The Prodigal” (airing tonight)! Sounds like it has a prime opportunity for McShep — cross your fingers ….

prion
November 8th, 2008, 11:19 AM
The Prodigal

http://www.syfyportal.com/news425549.html

exccerpt:

What Worked

Action and adventure, ya gotta love it! As I said before, this week, everyone got something good to do, even Woolsey, who took to lead walking through the hallway and thus got knocked out instead of Teyla.

Direction was great, the pacing was wonderful.

I was particularly impressed with Banks, who wasn't the usual helpless damsel in distress. Even Ronon was impressed that she could fight for herself. I actually cheered when she got down to business. I'd love to see more of her even if he only have a few episodes left.

What Didn't Work

Does everyone in the galaxy know how to take over and run Atlantis better than the crew that's been there for five years? Someone must have put out the control sequences for the city on the Internet or something.



Rest AT LINK ABOVE

morjana
November 8th, 2008, 02:20 PM
SGA - Stargate Omega: Review - 'Inquisition':

(Thanks to Lord Zedd at GateWorld Forum for the e-mail advising of this review.)

At Stargate Omega (http://www.stargateomega.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=251:review-inquisition&catid=30:reviews&Itemid=54):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Review : Inquisition

Written by Steven Reggers

Tuesday, 04 November 2008 15:00

It has been a while since we posted any episode reviews. High time for a new one, wouldn't you agree? A new coalition has been formed between several worlds and the Atlantis crew is invited. But than they're accused of crimes in the entire Pegasus Galaxy.

The episode starts with a briefing by Woolsey. He explains the team has recieved an invitation as representatives of Atlantis in a meeting of leaders of various human planets, kinda like a Pegasus version of the United Nations. The team travels to a planet and are escorted to a room. The door is sealed and suddenly gas is entering the room. They know they're trapped and are knocked out by the gas. They find that they have not been asked there to join the alliance. Instead, the Coalition has other plans for the team: they are to stand trial for the Atlantis expedition's crimes against the Pegasus Galaxy.

**snippage**

Great acting by Robert Picardo

I found the episode not so interesting at all but I did however enjoyed Robert Picardo's acting skills. He's a true professional. Robert made Woolsey look like a very good leader in this episode.

Episode rating

In my eyes, it was a boring episode with some chances that were missed. There were some great moments but I'm afraid this is one of the worser epsiodes of Season 5. The one thing I must admit is, that it didn't felt at all like an Stargate Atlantis version of the SG1 episode : "Cor-ai".

morjana
November 8th, 2008, 02:32 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review - 'The Prodigal':

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-514-the-prodigal.php):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

TV Review: Stargate Atlantis 5.14 - The Prodigal

Posted by Kevin Carr on November 8, 2008

**snippage**

Review:

... In this episode, we see Michael at his most desperate, and his most vulnerable. He’s still bent on revenge against the Atlantis team for making him what he is, and he is still reaching out to Teyla, secretly hoping that she would join him. After all, she was the one who showed him the most compassion when he was first created. But the thing he underestimates is her strength of resolve as a mother. In this sense, when you get to the end of the episode, it was great to see that the Stargate: Atlantis showrunners don’t pull their punches.

... Up Next: Rodney unlocks a lost civilization, while Sheppard is kidnapped by Koyla (Robert Davi), whom he had killed in season three. Hmmmmmmmm…

morjana
November 8th, 2008, 02:58 PM
SGA - Clique Clack: Review - 'The Prodigal':

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/11/08/stargate-atlantis-the-prodigal/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. There are some lovely HD screencaps at the site.)

Stargate Atlantis - The Prodigal

by Brett Love



Sadly, we only have six episodes left before Atlantis ends its run. I say sadly because “The Prodigal” really shows that there is a lot of life left in the series. This isn’t a show struggling to the finish line, by any means. With the end in site, there were more loose ends to be dealt with this week. An old foe returned to the city, bent on revenge. Along the way we got to see a whole lot of fighting, some clever uses of the Atlantis technology, a new character stepping into the spotlight, and the cutest baby in the Pegasus galaxy.

**snippage**

Along with all of the Michael dispatching goodness, there was a lot of other stuff going on. Keller’s absence seemed a little strange, given that it was an Atlantis based episode, with scenes in the infirmary. I’m ok with it though, and in fact, I’d be all right with just giving all of her screen time to Banks (Sharon Taylor). She’s had an increasingly visible presence on the show as we’ve moved through the season and finally got her first major scene, and totally kicked ass. How she ended up as a gate technician and not a member of an away team remains a mystery, but I’m worlds more interested in Banks than I am in Keller at this point.

**snippage**

All things considered, another fine installment. Season five is coming along nicely. Next week, another old foe returns to put the boots to Sheppard. It should be fun.

morjana
November 8th, 2008, 03:38 PM
SciFi.com has uploaded their complete Stargate Atlantis schedule for December '08:

STARGATE ATLANTIS - New Episodes

12/05/2008 09:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) INFECTION
12/05/2008 11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) INFECTION


12/12/2008 09:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) IDENTITY
12/12/2008 11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) IDENTITY


STARGATE ATLANTIS - SEASON 5 REPEATS

12/05/2008 08:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) BRAIN STORM
12/12/2008 08:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) INFECTION
12/19/2008 11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) IDENTITY


STARGATE ATLANTIS - Season Two Marathon

12/12/2008 08:00 AM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) INSTINCT
12/12/2008 09:00 AM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) CONVERSION
12/12/2008 10:00 AM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) AURORA
12/12/2008 11:00 AM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
12/12/2008 12:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) THE TOWER
12/12/2008 01:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) THE LONG GOODBYE
12/12/2008 02:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) COUP D'ETAT
12/12/2008 03:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 2) MICHAEL

morjana
November 8th, 2008, 08:20 PM
SGA - Sci-Fi Chicks: Review - 'The Prodigal':

At the Sci-Fi Chicks (http://www.scifichicks.com/2008/11/08/stargate-atlantis-the-prodigal/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)


Stargate Atlantis: “The Prodigal”

Posted on November 8th, 2008 by Sandy


After a run of poorly written and implausible episodes, Stargate Atlantis finally returned to what it does best: action, banter, and revealing character interaction. It even had a plot that held together for the whole episode!

**snippage**

In addition to the main plot, the show treated us to some of the best character interactions its had in awhile. We got to see Teyla both as a mother dealing with a colicky baby and as a warrior who dealt the killing blow to Michael. We also got to see John and Rodney’s friendship in a light-hearted way through trash talking each other while racing radio-controlled cars, and in a serious way through Rodney struggling to say good-bye to John as John prepared to leave on yet another suicide mission. And we got to see the officious Woolsey, who never met a form he didn’t like (in triplicate), struggle to wring mission reports out of the terminally laconic Ronon (and the mission report he finally turned in, all three sentences of it, was pure Ronon). Plus, there was the added bonus of Rodney and Radek’s ‘forcefield vs. stun bubble’ argument.

A plot that made sense? Friends who act like friends? Fun action scenes? Oh, show, how I’ve missed you. Welcome back.

morjana
November 10th, 2008, 12:18 AM
SGA - Mania: TV Wasteland week of Nov 10 '08:

At Mania (http://www.mania.com/tv-wasteland-let-lost-heroes-comparisons-begin_article_111051.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Wasteland

By: Stephen Lackey
Date: Monday, November 10, 2008

**snippity doo-dah**

Chuck, Prison Break, and Stargate Atlantis are all also new this week. Stargate fans are anticipating the series finale coming soon so every episode left should be a great one.

**snippage**

Friday

STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCIFI, 9PM EST) REMNANTS

Woolsey faces an uncertain future in the form of a performance evaluation; Zelenka and McKay examine an object discovered on the ocean floor; Sheppard encounters an ambush.

**snippage**

GoSpikey
November 10th, 2008, 09:44 AM
Stargate fans are anticipating the series finale coming soon so every episode left should be a great one.

That's what you would like to think, yes...

Truth is, it's cancelled already, so ending with a few lame eps can't be more hurtful to SGA... :D

morjana
November 10th, 2008, 12:29 PM
SGA - Alex Levine Blog Update Nov. 10 '08 for 'Remnants':

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9208836&postcount=82

morjana
November 10th, 2008, 12:33 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Close Up: The Prodigal:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9208872&postcount=492

morjana
November 10th, 2008, 12:42 PM
SGA - IGN: Review - 'The Prodigal':

At IGN (http://tv.ign.com/articles/928/928294p1.html):

(Oohhhh...the review author rated this episode with a 5.1 out of 10. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis – "The Prodigal" Review

Michael is back, and no one is safe.

by Tory Ireland Mell

November 10, 2008 - When Michael commandeers the control room in a plot to kidnap Teyla's baby, the team must figure out a way in before he destroys Atlantis.

Problems, problems and more problems are plaguing the second half of this season. There is no doubt in my mind that the series finale will be awesome, but the episodes since the break are hard to watch and if I wasn't already vested in the show I probably would have jumped ship by now.

**snippage**

The poor writing is clear as day in "The Prodigal" when the whole storyline of this episode is Michael breaking into Atlantis to kidnap Teyla's son. If you could look past the fact the this hybrid Wraith has a limited crew and he is trying to infiltrate a far more technologically advanced group than himself, then you'd find an even sillier plot of him blowing up the city. If he is going to kill everyone anyway, why not just do it to Ronon, Woolsey and the other crew members that were knocked out by the "stun bubble" right away. Why wait? Plus, as mentioned to him by one of his hybrids, he had Torren (Teyla's baby) - they should have just left. Yes, he wanted revenge, but it could have waited if his work was so important. I could go on for days about the poor choice made for that storyline, but I won't.

**snippage**

morjana
November 10th, 2008, 03:26 PM
SGA - The Hachiko: Review - 'The Prodigal':

At The Hachiko (http://www.thehachiko.com/node/855):

(The review author rated this episode with a 4.5 out of 5. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

'Stargate Atlantis' (5.14) "The Prodigal" – Review

Mon, 11/10/2008 - 11:37 — Vrej Hezaran

An episode like this is more in line with what I was expecting with Stargate Atlantis winding down its run. I was hoping for big shows with lots of spectacle that resolve lingering storylines and that is exactly what we got this week when we finally saw the end of recurring bad guy Michael.

**snippage**

The first thing I noticed in The Prodigal was the interesting direction. Longtime Stargate franchise director Andy Mikita pulled out some styles not normally seen in Stargate. The quick zooms particularly impressed me, as did the handheld camera work during the numerous fight sequences.

**snippage**

One of the things I like the most about Atlantis are the little gestures that make the characters more real. Whether it's petty bickering or characters enjoying hobbies, I love it when we see them acting in human ways. Here, we had McKay and Sheppard playing with RC cars that put a smile on my face. I wish they had introduced this sooner and made it a 'thing' that they do together. Better late than never I suppose.

**snippage**

With only six more episodes to go, I can only imagine what other stories will be wrapped up before the show closes the stargate for good. I'm hoping they're as fun as The Prodigal.

morjana
November 10th, 2008, 05:39 PM
SGA - Critical Myth: Review - 'The Prodigal":

At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/?p=64):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Episode 5.14: “The Prodigal”

Posted November - 11 - 2008

Written by Carl Binder
Directed by Andy Mikita

Writing: 2/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 2/4

Final Rating: 8/10


Despite my reaction to the season premiere, I’m not sure I was ever convinced that Michael was dead. I think it was more a reaction to the notion that he was being treated as dead again; I liked him better as an active villain. This episode demonstrates why Michael is such a potent adversary, especially in the wake of the previous episode.

**snippage**

Which makes it that much better for Teyla to make the decision that Michael must die. Michael spoke to the fact that Teyla had been the most compassionate member of the team during his time with them, and it comes full circle when she makes the choice to kill him. It’s played as the brutal choice of a mother protecting her son, but this calls back to her initial role as the “warrior queen”. Teyla doesn’t wear the stylish leather bustiers for nothing.

So, surprisingly, the character aspects of the episode made up for the lack in the plot. I’m not sure Michael is dead this time either (he is resilient, after all), but if he is, perhaps it’s for the best if he is. With the end of the series swiftly approaching, there’s nothing wrong with tying up the loose ends. And, as Teyla mentioned in the episode, without Michael, there’s always someone else waiting in the wings.

jelgate
November 10th, 2008, 05:50 PM
This has been bugging me. What is the difference between the direction and style?

Briangate78
November 10th, 2008, 06:00 PM
This has been bugging me. What is the difference between the direction and style?

I dunno, some of these reviewers I want to throw lemons at, lol. The IGN reviewer is going to get their house egged by me. Some people just don't know good TV. *sigh*.

jelgate
November 10th, 2008, 06:09 PM
You bring the eggs, I'll bring the toilet paper.

Jumper_One
November 10th, 2008, 06:17 PM
I dunno, some of these reviewers I want to throw lemons at, lol. The IGN reviewer is going to get their house egged by me. Some people just don't know good TV. *sigh*.

IGN... :rolleyes: ;) :P

morjana
November 11th, 2008, 11:12 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Tech Journal: Sateda Warrior Armor:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9217325&postcount=497

morjana
November 13th, 2008, 01:45 AM
SGA - TV Guide Online: Synopsis - 'Infection':

At TV Guide Online:

http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/stargate-atlantis/191790

Episode Detail: Infection - Stargate Atlantis

A distress call from a hive ship over Atlantis leads the team to discover a Wraith crew in stasis, with all hands stricken with a disease caused in part by Dr. Keller's gene therapy.

This episode airs Dec. 5 '08.

morjana
November 13th, 2008, 04:10 AM
SGA - TV Zone Special # 82 - Update: Flanigan Interview Excerpt:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9223015&postcount=4

morjana
November 13th, 2008, 05:22 AM
SGA - Pink Raygun - Recap and Review - 'The Prodigal':

At the Pink Raygun (http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/11/13/stargate-atlantis-the-prodigal/):

(Please follow the link for the complete lengthy review and recap.)

Stargate Atlantis: The Prodigal

By Wolfen Moondaughter

Best Carl Binder ep ever! And one of the best of the season, as well, right up there with “The Queen” and “Broken Ties” (though not on par with “The Shrine”, of course). It was a great mix of action and humour, tempered with some beautiful character moments. My McShep-lovin’ heart is overflowing with joy, there was so much fantastic bonding between our boys here! It was great to see Michael again, as well. Teyla got to kick ass. Ronon-whumpers and Shep-whumpers alike got some juicy bones, as did the Lorne-whumpers, and even the Woolsey-whumpers (well, if there even are any). And this was the third ep in a row without Keller — huzzah!

**snippage**

This episode is a prime example of how nobody really needs to “punish” Atlantis for their mistakes — those mistakes come back and bite them on their asses directly. And while they do bear some responsibility for the deaths he caused, Michael is the one primarily responsible. You can blame a serial killer’s parents for not raising them right or abusing them, but in the end, it’s the serial killer you sentence, not the parents. Yes, Michael was violated, after a fashion, but I’ve seen people come out of horrific circumstances and become pillars of compassion. So just because something horrible happened to him didn’t mean Michael had to poison whole worlds worth of innocent people, even if he was insane — not all crazy people slaughter millions, ‘eh? Blood may have splattered, as he said, on the people of Atlantis, but the bulk of it still lands on Michael. I don’t blame him for trying to make the people of Atlantis pay for what was done to him, though — I can’t really call him a villain for that. And if vengeance is an integral part of Wraith nature and compassion is not, I guess any other Wraith could easily have turned out the same in his shoes. But I also can’t call the people of Atlantis villains for what they did to him, even as I wouldn’t have done it myself — just because it’s not what I would have done doesn’t make it inherently wrong. The Wraith were threatening them, and they did what they did in an effort to survive. The predator is not wrong for trying to eat, nor is the prey wrong for trying not to be eaten.

As for those complaining that Teyla killed him “in cold blood”? We must not have been watching the same show. I saw Michael threaten to kill all of them, including Teyla’s son, first. I do like Michael, and do think there was still a spark of good left in him, but he’d had plenty of chances to change for the better; instead, he intentionally killed thousands of innocents, people who were not food nor a threat to him personally or to even his plans. I would call what Teyla did a pre-emptive act of self-defense — killing him so that he wouldn’t intentionally try to kill her child or other loved ones or herself or innocents again. I wouldn’t even say she was doing it out of revenge; at the end, I think what she felt was more relief that it was all over than actual satisfaction at his demise. To kill someone in cold blood is to do it without concern in any way, as if one were a robot. She hated Michael, so that automatically negates the idea of her killing him coldly, emotionlessly. And it seemed to me that she’d even hesitated a moment, but ended up doing what she felt had to be done, not necessarily because she wanted to do it, so I don’t think she was being ruthless, either. I think if she felt he could be reasoned with, she would have given him a chance, despite personally hating him; I don’t think she likes Todd either, for example, but feels he can be reasonable, so let him live, with a warning, in “The Queen”. But she’d showed him pity, once upon a time,, and he repaid her by betraying her. She was a mother protecting her child, and I don’t fault her for it. I just wish he could have been redeemed.

Farewell, Michael; you were a fantastic villain! May you live long in fan-fiction!

See you next week, for my review of “Remnants”!

morjana
November 13th, 2008, 06:16 PM
SGA - Fantasy Magazine: Crossing Lines: There’s No “I” In Team:

At Fantasy Magazine (http://www.darkfantasy.org/fantasy/?p=1106):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Crossing Lines: Stargate Atlantis — There’s No “I” In Team

by Naamen Gobert Tilahun

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

One of the strengths of the final season of Stargate Atlantis so far has been the focus on the team. In the episodes: “Whispers”, “The Queen”, “Trackers”, “First Contact” (Part 1) & “The Lost Tribe” (Part 2) that strength has been tossed with questionable results to say the least.

“Whispers” introduces us to an all-female Stargate Team we’ve never met before - Major Anne Teddy (Christina Cox), Sergeant “Dusty” Mehra (Janina Gavankar), Captain Alicia Vega (Leela Savasta) and Dr. Alison Porter (Nicole de Boer) who are accompanied by John Sheppard and Carson Beckett on a visit to a planet where one of Michael’s early research facilities lies. Although I must say I enjoyed the inclusion of an all-female team in the Stargate universe and they were all fantastic in their roles it felt a bit “too little, too late” for my tastes. Some of us have been complaining about the roles of women and People of Color on the show since the beginning and to finally do something in the last season seems more patronizing than anything else. ‘Cause it’s not like we’ll get to see them again. Despite all that, Sgt. “Dusty” Mehra may be my favorite one episode character ever on the show, her propensity for violence and sarcastic attitude were great and really show what they could have done had they been invested in portraying Women of Color in a more interesting light from the beginning.

**snippage**

The next episode “The Queen” is my favorite of this lot. It focuses on Teyla, who we don’t get a lot of focus on in general, undergoing a procedure to make her look and sound like a Wraith Queen. All of this so that she can masquerade as the Queen of their Wraith ally Todd’s hive to try and convince the Queen of Queens, the Primary to allow them to alter the DNA of all Wraith so they won’t have to feed on humans anymore. Yeah, about genetically modifying the Wraith? You would think that the Atlantis team would have learned their lesson after their previous experimentation unleashed one of their most persistent enemies yet. But the leaders of Atlantis seem to have a big hard-on for experimentation, they’re just lucky there’s no ERB (Ethical Review Board) in the Pegasus galaxy.

**snippage**

Then we have the midseason finale cliffhanger episode “First Contact” – although the gap between the first ten episodes and the last ten this season was so small compared to previous seasons that there was actually very little suspense built up at all. I think the reason we were all supposed to care about this two-parter was the appearance of Daniel Jackson. I need to confess something at this juncture - I am not a Daniel Jackson fan. He has his moments don’t get me wrong but mostly I find him arrogant and annoying. Anyway Daniel Jackson shows up looking for the secret lab of some Ancient scientist, Janus. He and McKay find the lab and trip a subspace signal that ends up with a new alien race showing up in battlesuits and kidnapping the two of them and some device.

**snippage**

All in all the season continues to decline from its pretty awesome beginnings. I can only hope the upcoming episode where Atlantis is put on trail by the Pegasus galaxy lives up to my expectations and puts us back on course.

morjana
November 13th, 2008, 06:47 PM
SGA - DigiGuide (UK) - The Prodigal - Nov. 18 '08:

At DigiGuide (UK):

Sci-Fi

We learn more about respected businessman Arthur Petrelli before he became a megalomaniacal nutter in Heroes, things are looking dicey for Teyla in Stargate Atlantis, and there's a sci-fi classic as Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope - the first instalment of George Lucas's epic series - returns to our screens, in the revamped version.


Stargate Atlantis: Prodigal (http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv-highlight/stargate+atlantis-5415/science+fiction+series/)

Tuesday 18th November 2008

Can the team save Teyla?

The sterling sci-fi drama continues.

Michael and a few genetically-modified friends infiltrate Atlantis and hold Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) hostage. Can the team get to her before it's too late?

morjana
November 13th, 2008, 11:37 PM
SGA - MSN - Tonight's Picks Nov. 14 '08:

At MSN (http://tv.msn.com/tv/tonights-picks/?of=0):

(Please follow the link to view the complete column.)

Tonight's Picks

November 14, 2008

**snippage**

Stargate Atlantis

9:00 PM, SCIFI

Woolsey (Robert Picardo) admits that he is a little worried about an upcoming performance evaluation. Later, while heading back to his quarters, he meets a new scientist on Apollo to whom he is very attracted. But the infatuation doesn't last once an I.O.C representative tells him he's being reassigned to a new position back on Earth. Meanwhile, Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) is ambushed by an old foe hell-bent on getting his identification codes.

morjana
November 14th, 2008, 01:33 AM
SGA - Yahoo! TV: Tonight's Picks Friday Nov 14 '08:

At Yahoo! TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/4086):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight's Picks Nov 14 '08

Stargate: Atlantis

Friday at 9pm on Sci Fi

McKay discovers the key to a lost civilization and there's one man from Sheppard's past who'll do anything to get it. Meanwhile, Woolsey is being re-assigned to Earth just as Atlantis is again threatened.

morjana
November 15th, 2008, 01:55 AM
SGA - TV Guide Online: Episode Synopsis - 'Identity':

At TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/stargate-atlantis/191790):


12/12/2008: Identity

Episode Detail: Identity - Stargate Atlantis

Dr. Keller suffers the ultimate form of identity theft when her strange behavior leads the team to discover that her consciousness has been switched with that of a criminal who is facing capital punishment.

prion
November 15th, 2008, 01:11 PM
Filmschoolrejects: SGA "Remnants" Review

http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-515-remnants.php

Unlike most of the episodes of season five, “Remnants” doesn’t deal with the big-picture storyline. There’s nothing about the Wraith or its many adversaries. Sure, the Genii are in the episode, but it doesn’t further their story in the long run. Rather, this episode looks deeper into the characters of Sheppard, Rodney and Woolsey. Over the past five years, we’ve seen a lot of Sheppard and Rodney’s characters, but it’s nice to see Woolsey given some screen time. It’s too bad they’re ending the series at the end of this season ‘cause Woolsey could have really been made into a great character over the course of several years.

The story was a bit predictable, which for me stemmed from the fact that some pretty extreme things happen (like Sheppard losing an arm and Zelenka actually calling Rodney “brilliant”), so I was able to figure the ending out to a degree. Still, there were some elements that I didn’t predict, and it was an enjoyable character study of three of the members of the expedition.



REST AT LINK ABOVE

morjana
November 15th, 2008, 08:31 PM
SGA - Sci Fi Chicks - Review - 'Remnants':

At Sci Fi Chicks (http://www.scifichicks.com/2008/11/15/stargate-atlantis-remnants/#more-727):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis: “Remnants”

Posted on November 15th, 2008 by Sandy


Woolsey received his performance review from the IOA, which turned out to be a disguised political ploy to replace him with someone more willing to be the IOA’s puppet. His new friend, Dr. Vanessa Conrad, helped him fight to stay on Atlantis. Sheppard accompanied a pair of scientists on an overnight trip to the mainland, which led to him surprisingly being captured and tortured by Genii commander Acastus Kolya, who Sheppard had killed in the episode “Irresponsible.” Meanwhile, a scan of the surrounding ocean had turned up a device emitting low level radiation that McKay and Zelenka were investigating.

**snippage**

“Remnants” was an interesting outside point of view on some of the main characters that would have been a tiny bit more awesome if there’d been more time to spend on the characters in addition to the plot.

morjana
November 15th, 2008, 08:55 PM
SGA - Clique Clack - Review - 'Remnants':

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/11/15/stargate-atlantis-remnants/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. There are HD screen caps at the site.)

Stargate Atlantis - Remnants

by Brett Love


**snippage**

Of the three stories, Woolsey’s was my favorite. Robert Picardo won me over a while back, but this just added to it. He manages the line between the bumbling social interaction with someone he’s interested in, Conrad, and the political intrigue of battling for his job, very well. I especially liked the bit at the elevators where we once again see Woolsey struggling with doors. “You can call me… Dick.” Shen’s (Tamlyn Tomita) play for Woolsey’s job felt right, but I was expecting him to be a little quicker moving to fighting it after what we saw in “Inquisition.”

At the end of the day, the only real negative I have for the episode has nothing to do with what we actually saw. That old episodes-’til-it’s-over counter is awfully close to sounding the alarm, which makes me anxious for something big. With so few left, each episode takes on a little more importance, and that makes a stand alone episode, even one as well crafted as this, feel a little off. That said, still a solid entry in the Atlantis story book. And remember what your grandmother told you, “There is no Chet.”

morjana
November 15th, 2008, 10:03 PM
SGA (mentioned) - Business Law Examiner: 'Sin' taxes predicted to increase:

From the Business Law (http://www.examiner.com/x-640-Business-Law-Examiner~y2008m11d14-Sin-taxes-predicted-to-increase) section of the San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

'Sin' taxes predicted to increase

November 14, 8:59 AM
by Matthew Nelson, Business Law Examiner

Two news stories that the ABC affiliate in Boston aired this week relate very nicely into the topics of "vices" and taxes that this page has been addressing. One reported that increases in the alcohol tax in Alaska have corresponded with decreases in the number of deaths from alcohol-related deaths. The second story reported more generally that the percentage of people in the United States who smoke has hit a new low and that higher taxes on cigarettes were a factor.

**snippage**

In a sense, most of us pay sin taxes in the form of taxes that are imposed on our cable service that generally offers junk with a few gems. The entertainment that "Stargate Atlantis" will continue providing until the SighFi channel pulls the plug and other good shows that are offered help make these sin taxes worthwhile.

morjana
November 15th, 2008, 10:10 PM
SGA - The Charlotte Observer: Stick a fork in it; these TV programs are done:

At Trading Markets (http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2026552/), from The Charlotte Observer's Mark Washburn column (Charlotte, NC):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Stick a fork in it; these TV programs are done

Sat. November 15, 2008

"Lipstick Jungle" returns to the wild. Put an X through "The Ex-List." And "My Own Worst Enemy" never seemed to make any friends.

They are among the shows on the dead or dying list this season.

**snippage**

In cable, it's the last season for "The Shield" on FX, "Battlestar Galactica" and "Stargate Atlantis" on SciFi and "The L-Word" on Showtime.

**snippage**

morjana
November 16th, 2008, 06:40 PM
SGA - Film.com: What 2 Watch - Friday Nov 21 '08:

At Film.com (http://www.film.com/tv/story/what2watch-clock-starts-for-24/24401240):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

What2Watch: Friday, November 21, 2008

**snippage**

Friday: Stargate Atlantis (SciFi, 9 PM):

This isn't the first series you think about when it comes to stunt casting, but there's a trio of special guests this week. Dave Foley plays a wacky scientist whose weather machine creates some major issues. Bill Nye and celebrity astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson also pop in.

morjana
November 16th, 2008, 11:10 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate - NEW Poll Nov 17 '08:

At MGM Stargate (http://stargate.mgm.com/):

STARGATE POLL

Will Woolsey ever find a real girlfriend?

* He's too straight-laced.

* Most definitely!

* He'll get a new Yorkie.

morjana
November 17th, 2008, 12:55 AM
SGA - Mania: TV Wasteland week of Nov 17 '08:

At Mania (http://www.mania.com/tv-wasteland-scifi-fans-like-to-panic_article_111204.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Wasteland: SCI-FI Fans Like to Panic

By: Stephen Lackey
Date: Monday, November 17, 2008

**snippage**

Friday


STARGATE ATLANTIS (SCIFI, 9PM EST) BRAIN STORM

Doctors Keller and McKay go to Earth to witness a scientific demonstration conducted by McKay's rival, Malcolm Tunney (Dave Foley). Unfortunately, Tunney's device creates a life-threatening situation. Bill Nye guest stars.

morjana
November 17th, 2008, 03:39 AM
SGA - Access Atlanta: TV Best Bets Nov 21 '08:

At Access Atlanta (http://www.accessatlanta.com/entertainment/content/entertainment/stories/2008/11/17/tv_best_atlanta.html) (Atlanta, GA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Best

By RODNEY HO
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Monday, November 17, 2008

**snippage**

FRIDAY

• “Stargate Atlantis” 9 p.m. SciFi — Random guest star alert: Dave Foleyplays McKay’s rival. Oh, and Bill “Science Guy” Nye makes a cameo.

prion
November 17th, 2008, 02:15 PM
Remnants reviews

http://www.syfyportal.com/news425579.html

excerpt:

What Worked

Watching Sheppard go Rambo on Koyla and his men is always fun, even if we've
seen it before. Robert Davi is a solid bad guy, and the tension between him
and Flanigan almost seems real.

What Didn't Work

The AI exposition scene at the end brought things to crawl. The pace was
swift until then, but it picked up shortly after.

Ronon, Teyla, and Keller did little but sit around and eat breakfast in this
ep “ a little disappointing considering their larger roles in the last
episode.

REST AT LINK ABOVE


******************

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/sciencenotfiction/2008/11/17/stargate-atlantis-colonizing-the-galaxy/

excerpt:

On Friday night’s episode of Stargate Atlantis, the Atlantis expedition discover a small pod. The pod contains biological material that can be used to replicate a sentient life-form from scratch, should the pod find a planet with the right chemical makeup to provide the raw ingredients. It also contains a cultural and technical database to educate the “Children of the Pod,” and an advanced Artificial Intelligence responsible for guiding the pod to a suitable destination and “birthing” the first generation life-forms. In the real world, with its apparently iron-clad restriction on faster than light travel, this kind of approach is actually one of the leading contenders for how human beings might colonize the galaxy.


REST AT LINK ABOVE

prion
November 17th, 2008, 02:17 PM
MGM

http://stargate.mgm.com/news_detail.php?id=115

Close-up: Remnants

excerpt; rest at link above......

The character of Richard Woolsey has come a very long way since his first appearance in Stargate SG-1’s seventh season episode ‘Heroes pt 2’. In fact, he’s almost become accepted by the inhabitants of Atlantis, having leapt in at the deep end to take over command of the City at the beginning of season five. But let’s face it, he’s still a bit of a straight-laced, by-the-book stick-in-the-mud. Certainly not the sort of man you’d expect to lose his head over (or heart to) a pretty woman. But that’s exactly the situation Woolsey’s faced with in ‘Remnants’. And, because this is Stargate Atlantis, this can’t be a straight-forward tale of attraction. Oh no – there has to be something kooky going on!

morjana
November 17th, 2008, 06:20 PM
SGA - SciFi.com Updates for Remnants/Brain Storm:

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/) site, updates for November 17, 2008:14

Remnants (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/episodes/episodes.php?seas=5&ep=0515&act=1)

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos


NEW Alex Levine blog update (http://blogs.scifi.com/stargate/archives/2008/11/spoilers_remnan.html) for Remnants

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/brain.jpg

NEXT new episode: Brain Storm airs Friday November 21 at its NEW time -- 9pm -- on the SciFi Channel (US).

Things heat up when Dr. Keller and Dr. McKay journey to Earth for a top-secret scientific demonstration by McKay's former rival, who claims to have the remedy for global warming.

Trailer for Brain Storm at SciFi.com (http://video.scifi.com/player/?id=835743)


Also embedded on my google blog (http://morjana-subductionleadstoorogeny.blogspot.com/2008/11/stargate-atlantis-video-episode-trailer_15.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/food.jpg

NEW Season 5 Quiz!

Food and Drink (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/quizzes/food/index.php?start=1)

morjana
November 18th, 2008, 02:01 AM
SGA - The Hachiko: Review - 'Remnants':

At The Hachiko (http://www.thehachiko.com/node/896):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. The review author rated this episode with a 4 out of 5.)


'Stargate Atlantis' (5.15) "Remnants" - Review

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:09 — Vrej Hezaran

I knew once I saw the name of (former Bond villain) Robert Davi in the opening credits that Kolya would be making an appearance on this week's episode. That is rather bizarre, seeing as how he's dead but on a scifi show, there are ways to get around a stiff corpse. Even though the surprise of seeing Kolya was blown from seeing the actor's name, that didn't detract from a very enjoyable episode that seems (to me) that it might serve as the basis for the new Stargate series starting up in 2009.

**snippage**

It seems that with the show ending in the next few weeks, the producers decided it would be nice to revisit old characters. They've made the extra effort to include Beckett this season. Last week, they finished off the Michael story. This week, they brought back Kolya, even though it was a trick. I know that due to behind the scenes problems, Weir won't be back, but wouldn't it be great if we finally got some closure on Lt. Ford?

One last thing: Woolsey's imaginative lady mentioned the movies Mad Money and Kangaroo Jack. Since she's in his mind, does this mean that Woolsey is actually familiar with those movies? He doesn't seem to me the type to know movies, terrible or otherwise, but if those movies are on his mind, I think that's hilarious.

morjana
November 18th, 2008, 06:56 PM
SGA - Critical Myth: Review - 'Remnants':

At Critical Myth (http://entil2001.com/blog7/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Episode 5.15: “Remnants”

On November - 19 - 2008

Written by Joseph Mollazzi and Paul Mullie
Directed by William Waring


Writing: 1/2
Acting: 2/2
Direction: 2/2
Style: 1/4

Final Rating: 6/10

The previous episode was fairly intense, even as predictable as it was, so it’s a bit of a letdown to see the writers stray back into less interesting territory. Episodes like this make me wonder if the studio wasn’t right to put an end to “Atlantis” and option a new series with a broader premise. It’s getting harder and harder to tell stand-alone stories with genuine surprises. Much like the Star Trek franchise, it may be time to shake things up a bit.

**snippage**

Which brings me back to where I started. I think that my growing dissatisfaction with this season is not simply a matter of wishing the series had ended on a higher note. I think it’s the feeling that the cancellation has placed the remaining episodes under a more critical eye, as I hope for a strong sendoff, and it’s not measuring up to expectations. If anything, I might even say there’s a hint of complacency in the material. With another season and all the time in the world, that might have been ignored, but now I fear it’s glaring. Perhaps shifting to a new series will give the franchise a fresh start and a chance to reshape our expectations.

morjana
November 19th, 2008, 06:42 PM
SGA - TV Squad: Dave Foley & Bill Nye visit Stargate Atlantis:

At TV Squad (http://www.tvsquad.com/2008/11/19/dave-foley-and-bill-nye-visit-stargate-atlantis-this-week/):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

Dave Foley and Bill Nye visit Stargate Atlantis this week

Posted Nov 19th 2008 10:02AM by Mike Moody

Do you know what a dilithium crystal is? Ever use the term "cosplay" when discussing your weekend plans? Own more than two non-Star Wars action figures? If you answered "Affirmative!" to any of these questions, then you'll be staying home this Friday night, because you're a nerd. It's cool. That means you'll be able to catch this week's ep of Stargate Atlantis, with guest stars Dave Foley, Bill Nye the Science Guy and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. All nerds, by the way.

**snippage**

This episode, titled "Brainstorm," looks to be one of the goofier entries for this final season. And if there's one thing the Stargate franchise gets right, it's goofy. So, take a break from "Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe" on Friday and tune in to Sci Fi Channel at 9 p.m. (8 p.m. Central). Make sure to check out this preview clip first [SciFi Channel episode trailer embedded at the site].

morjana
November 19th, 2008, 06:56 PM
SGA - SYS-CON: Autodesk Tools:

At SYS-CON (http://br.sys-con.com/node/754257) (via PR Newswire):

(Please follow the link for the complete article.)

House, True Blood, Bones, CSI, Californication and More Shaped With Autodesk Tools

By: PR Newswire
Nov. 19, 2008 08:30 AM

Majority of This Season's Most Popular Shows Benefit from Visual Effects Technology

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This year's fall television schedule features content created with the full range of Autodesk, Inc. entertainment solutions. From Mad Men and Sons of Anarchy; to NCIS, Entourage, Smallville, Pushing Daisies and Stargate: Atlantis; TV programs are advancing creativity through Autodesk Media & Entertainment technology.

**snippage**

Other studios that worked with Autodesk solutions to create content for the 2008-2009 TV season include:

* Encore Hollywood relies on the Autodesk Inferno visual effects system, Autodesk Fire editing finishing system and Autodesk 3ds Max to shape House (FOX), Mad Men (AMC), My Name is Earl (NBC), NCIS (USA) and Entourage (HBO) to name a few.

* Entity uses Maya, Flame and Inferno for their work on Smallville (CW), Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (FOX) and episodes of Entourage.

* CIS Vancouver (http://www.cis-vancouver.com/) utilizes a combination of Flame, Inferno and/or Maya for its TV work on Stargate: Atlantis (SciFi), The L Word (Showtime) and Gemini Award-nominee Canadian hit The Guard.

* The Jim Henson Company relies upon Maya and mental ray for Sid the Science Kid (PBS).

morjana
November 19th, 2008, 09:09 PM
SGA - TV Guide Magazine: Dec 5 Highlights:

From TV Guide Magazine, Nov 24 - Dec 7 double issue, page 65:

TV HIGHLIGHTS

Friday, 12/5

STARGATE ATLANTIS

9/8C, SCI FI

You think the Wraith are ugly now? Wait until you see one without his mask when Sheppard and some Marine buddies board his vessel.

morjana
November 19th, 2008, 11:34 PM
SGA/Sanctuary - NEW Episodes Fri Nov 21 '08:

From SciFi.com's schedulebot, the SciFi Friday line up for November 21, 2008:

06:00 PM STARGATE SG-1 (SEASON 6) PARADISE LOST

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07:00 PM STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION THE SURVIVORS

08:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) REMNANTS

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/gateworld/sgaeps/remnants.jpg

09:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) BRAIN STORM - NEW episode - Guest stars include Dave Foley, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson

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10:00 PM SANCTUARY EDWARD - NEW episode

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11:00 PM STARGATE ATLANTIS (SEASON 5) BRAIN STORM

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12:00 AM SANCTUARY EDWARD

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01:00 AM STARGATE SG-1 (SEASON 10) DOMINION

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02:00 AM STARGATE SG-1 (SEASON 10) UNENDING

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morjana
November 20th, 2008, 06:47 PM
SGA - DigiGuide (UK): Remnants - Tue Nov 25 '08:

At DigiGuide (http://library.digiguide.com/lib/uk-tv-highlight/stargate+atlantis-5490/science+fiction+series) (UK):

Tuesday 25th November 2008

Stargate Atlantis: Remnants, Sky1, 8:00pm

The sterling sci-fi drama continues. Lt. Col. John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) is abducted and awakens in a forest at the heart of Atlantis's new home planet. Although his hands and feet tightly bound, he manages to free himself and stumbles back to the puddle-jumper, where a familiar, but far from friendly face is waiting for him.

Sheppard's captor is none other than Acastus Kolya (Robert Davi) the former Jgenii commander and torture master who he thought he'd shot dead two years ago. The fearsome foe has not been resting in peace and is hell-bent on exacting revenge. Can Sheppard escape his captor's clutches?

In addition, Richard Woolsey is smitten by scientist Dr Vanessa Conrad, and Atlantis discovers the existence of an ancient alien race.

morjana
November 20th, 2008, 06:55 PM
SGA - Pink Raygun: Recap and Review - 'Remnants':

At Pink Raygun (http://www.pinkraygun.com/2008/11/19/stargate-atlantis-remnants/):

(Please follow the link for the complete LENGTHY recap and review.)

Stargate Atlantis: Remnants

By Wolfen Moondaughter

So Mallozzi’s last episode, while not as shining or explosive as “Broken Ties”, let him go out of the season with a fairly good bang! It feels good that I’ve been able to, thanks to the writers and Picardo’s talent, around so thoroughly on Woolsey’s character, that I enjoyed the use of him here — thanks, guys, for proving my fears unwarranted. (Now if only you could do that with McKeller — I really would like to enjoy her characters again). I was happy to see Kolya again, too (Interesting, the last appearance for their other major villain right after the last appearance of their other major individual bad guy, Michael ….) There were lots of great little Sixth Sense-y sort of twists here as well (something I’ve come to expect from Mallozzi) — every time I thought I knew what was going on, some new little clue would throw me off again! Lots of great angst for both Woolsey and Sheppard, and some great Sheppard-whump — both physical and emotional. Too bad there was no one there to witness said whummpage, though, as, for me, that’s the best part of a character getting whumped: the sympathy from others. Well, I guess there’s sympathy from the AI, so that’s something. I do lament that it wasn’t a team ep (really, I always will lament episodes that aren’t), but at least we had those beautiful team moments at the beginning and end of the episode — especially the end, since Sheppard was there that time. (By the by, Mallozzi offers some interesting insights to the ep in his blog .…)

**snippage**

While it might not be a particularly spectacular episode, it was a fun little story nonetheless, with some really nice character development. As I said, the fact that it’s not a team ep is my only real regret about it. I think it’s cool that Mallozzi resurrected a character of his from SG-1, Shen, though. I’m also glad that we got to see Kolya one last time; odd as this may seem, since it wasn’t really him anyway, I’m especially glad we got to see a nice Kolya, if only to see the softer side of the actor. I was very happy with the Rodney/Radek moments, too — sure, it wasn’t really Radek, but after the sweet moment of kindness he showed Rodney at the end of another Mallozzi ep, “This Mortal Coil”, I can believe that Radek may at least think nice things like that about McKay, even if he wouldn’t necessary say it out aloud …. And of course I’m appreciative of even the tiny little McShep moments.

See you next week, for my review of “Brain Storm” — if I can stomach doing one! I’ll have to keep reminding myself that it’s a Gero ep, and a Rodney-centric one; I should be deliriously happy about that. Oh, how I wish I could look forward to it more — damn Keller! Well, perhaps Gero will manage to make McKeller believable and palatable to me. I certainly enjoyed the glut of Keller-lite/free eps so far the back half of the season, so I guess this Keller-heavy one and “Identity” are the price to pay for that ….

morjana
November 20th, 2008, 09:20 PM
Stargate Atlantis - SciFi Wire: We Peer Into Atlantis' Future + Video:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9266580&postcount=1

morjana
November 20th, 2008, 09:57 PM
Stargate Atlantis / Universe / Sanctuary - Flick Filosopher: why does TV suck so much lately?:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9266684&postcount=1

morjana
November 20th, 2008, 11:13 PM
SGA - MSN TV: Tonight's Picks - Nov 21 '08:

At MSN TV (http://tv.msn.com/tv/tonights-picks/?of=0):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight's Picks - November 21, 2008

**snippage**

Stargate Atlantis

9:00 PM, SCIFI

Dr. McKay (David Hewlett) accepts an invitation to attend a
demonstration of a device touted as the solution to global warming.
Once there, he's shocked by the brazen claims that the instrument that
can cool the earth by venting excess heat from our space and time into
another -- an idea he pursued two years earlier. But when the device
is engaged and doesn't stop after achieving desired temperature, McKay
must work fast before everyone freezes to death. Brrrr.

morjana
November 20th, 2008, 11:55 PM
SGA - Various Sources: Friday's Highlights Nov 21 '08:

At the Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-tvhighlights21-2008nov21,0,1091360.story) (Los Angeles, CA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Friday's Highlights

November 21, 2008

SERIES

**snippage**

Stargate Atlantis: Dr. McKay (David Hewlett) accepts an invitation to attend a demonstration of a device touted as the solution to global warming (9 p.m. Sci Fi).

~~**~~**

At the Daily Press (http://www.dailypress.com/features/dp-tkt_tvhighlights_1121nov21,0,2093973.story) (VA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Today's TV Highlights

November 21, 2008

**snippage**

9 p.m. SCI "Stargate Atlantis" Dr. McKay (David Hewlett) accepts an invitation to attend a demonstration of a device touted as the solution to global warming. Once there, he's shocked by the brazen claims that the instrument that can cool the earth by venting excess heat from our space and time into another — an idea he pursued two years earlier. But when the device is engaged and doesn't stop after achieving desired temperature, McKay must work fast before everyone freezes to death. Brrrr.

~~**~~**

At the Philadelphia Inquirer (http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/television/20081121_TV_Today.html) (Philadelphia, PA):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

TV Today

Posted on Fri, Nov. 21, 2008

**snipapge**

Stargate Atlantis (9-10 p.m., Sci Fi) - Dr. McKay (David Hewlett) attends a demonstration of a device touted as the solution to global warming. But when the device is engaged and doesn't stop after achieving the desired temperature, McKay must work fast before everyone freezes to death.

morjana
November 21st, 2008, 01:02 AM
SGA - TV Guide Online: Tonight's Hot List Nov 21 '08:

At TV Guide Online (http://www.tvguide.com/News/Tonights-TV-Hot-67171.aspx):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Today's News: Our Take

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Nov. 21, 2008

by TV Guide News

**snippage**

Stargate Atlantis - [Brain Storm]

9 pm/ET Sci Fi

In a misadventure set off of Atlantis, quirky astrophysicist Rodney McKay takes cute blond doc Jennifer Keller to Earth to observe a scientific demonstration designed to help cool off the planet. If you've ever watched a single episode of the series, you already know that most grand experiments tend to go terribly wrong, resulting in our Stargate heroes having to race against the clock to save the day. Kids in the Hall alum Dave Foley and Bill Nye the Science Guy guest star. — Michael Chant

morjana
November 21st, 2008, 01:36 AM
SGA - Yahoo! TV - Tonight's Picks Friday Nov 21 '08:

At Yahoo! TV (http://tv.yahoo.com/collections/4086):

(Please follow the link for the complete column.)

Tonight's Picks Friday November 21, 2008

**snippage**

Stargate: Atlantis

Friday at 9pm on SciFi

Things heat up when Dr. Keller and Dr. McKay journey to Earth for a top-secret scientific demonstration by McKay's former rival, who claims to have the remedy for global warming. But his dangerous theory becomes an apocolyptic reality and lives are put in danger.

morjana
November 21st, 2008, 04:13 PM
Stargate Atlantis - Pop Culture Zoo: Talking ‘Stargate Atlantis’ With Bill Nye:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9270648&postcount=615

morjana
November 21st, 2008, 04:54 PM
Stargate Atlantis - Show Patrol: Dave Foley gets geeky on 'Stargate Atlantis':

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9270859&postcount=617

morjana
November 21st, 2008, 10:38 PM
SGA - SciFi.com Updates for Brain Storm/Infection:

From the SciFi Channel's Stargate Atlantis (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/) site, updates for November 21, 2008:


Brain Storm (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/episodes/episodes.php?seas=5&ep=0516&act=1)

* Episode Synopsis

* Episode Photos


NEW Alex Levine blog update (http://blogs.scifi.com/stargate/archives/2008/11/brain_storm.html) for Brain Storm


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/infection.jpg

NEXT new episode: Infection airs Friday December 5 at 9pm on the SciFi Channel (US).

After a Wraith hive ship shows up over Atlantis transmitting a distress call, the team discovers that its crew has been stricken with a disease they helped create.

Trailer for Infection at SciFi.com (http://video.scifi.com/player/?id=845003)

Also embedded on my google blog (http://morjana-subductionleadstoorogeny.blogspot.com/2008/11/stargate-atlantis-video-episode-trailer_21.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/scifi/quiz_pic_romance.jpg

NEW Season 5 Quiz!

Romance (http://www.scifi.com/atlantis/quizzes/romance/index.php?start=1)

morjana
November 22nd, 2008, 12:48 AM
SGA - MGM Stargate: Video: Paul McGillion Talks About Outsiders:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v443/morjana/08/sga%205/mgm/paulmcgillion-outsiders.jpg

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9273165&postcount=779

morjana
November 22nd, 2008, 01:18 PM
SGA - Clique Clack: Review - 'Brain Storm':

At Clique Clack (http://www.cliqueclack.com/tv/2008/11/22/stargate-atlantis-rodney-and-jennifer-sittin-in-a-tree-rolls-eyes/):

(Please follow the link for the complete review. There are some very lovely HD screencaps at the site.)

Stargate Atlantis - Rodney and Jennifer sittin’ in a tree… (rolls eyes)

by Brett Love

Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our Stargate. Yeah, from the get go, there were a lot of reasons for me to not like this episode. With the series rapidly racing toward its finale, an episode where Sheppard and Ronon make the briefest of cameos, while Teyla and Woolsey are completely missing, is really not what I’m looking for. Add to that the fact that this was a ‘relationship’ episode, and we were really starting out in a hole. Some fun casting helped a little, but I’m guessing that this one will ultimately be viewed by a goodly number of fans as a swing, and a miss.

**snippage**

Really, I spent an awful lot of time just shaking my head at this one. It felt like the story came together like this: We have to do green week, and McKay and Keller have to finally declare their deep love for each other. The rest of it was just window dressing, and window dressing of the garish variety. So, yeah, it’s a rare thumbs down for Atlantis for me. On the bright side, Todd will be back to save the day in two weeks.

morjana
November 22nd, 2008, 03:08 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review - 'Brain Storm':

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-516-brain-storm.php):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

TV Review: Stargate Atlantis 5.16 - Brain Storm

Posted by Kevin Carr - November 22, 2008

Review: This episode doesn’t contribute that much to the overall ending of the series, unless the Atlantis team ends up using a space-time bridge to eventually defeat the Wraith. Rather, this show is more about the characters of Rodney and Keller. As I mentioned previously, when I interviewed Jewel Staite at Comic-Con in July, she assured me that Keller was going to make a choice in men, between Rodney and Ronon, and here’s her choice.

**snippage**

Finally, while this episode doesn’t contribute to the overall storyline of the Stargate universe, it was a nice cameo spotlight, with an appearance by Gary Jones as Airman Harriman and Bill Nye the Science Guy as one of Rodney’s scientific rivals back home.

Up Next: It’s a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Stargate: Atlantis returns after that to start its last three episodes, beginning with a visit from Todd the Wraith who is looking for help battling an illness.

Jumper_One
November 22nd, 2008, 03:12 PM
SGA - Film School Rejects: Review - 'Brain Storm':

At Film School Rejects (http://www.filmschoolrejects.com/tv-for-movie-lovers/tv-review-stargate-atlantis-516-brain-storm.php):

**snip**

Up Next: It’s a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, but Stargate: Atlantis returns after that to start its last three episodes, beginning with a visit from Todd the Wraith who is looking for help battling an illness.

nope, four (Infection, Identity, Vegas and Enemy at the Gate)

morjana
November 22nd, 2008, 03:19 PM
nope, four (Infection, Identity, Vegas and Enemy at the Gate)

I think Kevin was using New Math.

:)

morjana
November 23rd, 2008, 11:22 PM
SGA - MGM Stargate: NEW Poll Nov 24 '08:

At MGM Stargate (http://stargate.mgm.com/):


STARGATE POLL

Who would make the best high school science teacher?

* Malcolm Tunney

* Rodney McKay

* Bill Nye

* Neil deGrasse Tyson

morjana
November 24th, 2008, 09:23 AM
SGA - IGN: Review - 'Brain Storm':

At IGN (http://tv.ign.com/articles/933/933045p1.html):

(The review author rated this episode with a 8.6 out of 10. Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Stargate Atlantis: "Brain Storm" Review

Bill Nye the Science Guy and the mile high club.

by Tory Ireland Mell

November 24, 2008 - Writer-producer Martin Gero does a pretty good job in his Stargate directorial debut, and he also had the good fortune to direct some science gurus and the love moment we have all been waiting for!

The science and celebrity cameos were a bountiful in "Brain Storm" -- from Marshall Bell to Bill Nye the Science Guy -- this episode was filled with fun times and laughter.

**snippage**

This was a very well done standalone episode. I never for a moment wondered where the rest of the team was, even though I knew where they were. These are the moments I like, especially when these types of episodes are usually boring and just simple throwaway shows.

The CG was pretty nice on the complex and the tornadoes looked good, but my only problem if I were to have one with the look of the episode, was that the front desk where they checked in and the reception area looked like they were two completely different places. For continuity's sake, it would have been less distracting if both locations had a common theme. But that is an art department problem, and me being nit-picky.

Overall, I really enjoyed this episode, even when the previews for it made me think it would just be mediocre at best.

jelgate
November 24th, 2008, 09:26 AM
I am surprised IGN gave such a high rating for Brain Storm. They are well known to giving out bad reviews

morjana
November 24th, 2008, 09:58 AM
Stargate Atlantis - MGM Stargate: Behind the Scenes: Brain Storm:

http://forum.gateworld.net/showpost.php?p=9287745&postcount=1

Linzi
November 24th, 2008, 10:55 AM
I am surprised IGN gave such a high rating for Brain Storm. They are well known to giving out bad reviews
To be honest, IGN's reviews are really poor, IMO. And the fact that this reviewer liked this eppie just goes to prove my point... ;) IMHO, of course :D

morjana
November 24th, 2008, 11:49 AM
SGA - SyFy Portal: Review - 'Brain Storm':

At SyFy Portal (http://www.syfyportal.com/news425600.html):

(Please follow the link for the complete review.)

Review: 'Stargate: Atlantis' - Brain Storm

By MIKE MOODY
Source: SyFy Portal
Nov-22-2008

McKay and Keller finally got together -- and got it on – in one of the funniest stand-alone episodes of the season..

I've been excited about "Brain Storm" ever since the guest list was announced. It's not every day that you get a founding member of "The Kids in the Hall" sharing screen time with someone like Billy Nye the Science Guy on a "Stargate" show.

**snippage**

What Worked

The pace, the jokes, the romance, the "freeze lightning" -- it was all good. The guest stars were a joy to watch. Even the fake Stephen Hawking worked for me.

What Didn't Work

The usual. The plot was pretty standard -- shut down the device that's gonna kill us all -- and the tornado effects looked a little silly. Even though I enjoyed it, I'm sure some fans would have rather seen an ep that featured the entire cast in the middle of the action.