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andy tyler
March 17th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Wow, you'd think something this professional would be proofread.

It says I.O. on the back instead of I.O.A. on the AoT DVD box.

small, but annoying.

BigR
March 17th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Dude, there are millions of typos on all sorts of packaging, it's called being human.... I think you just wanted to start a thread lol

lt_cmdr_aaron
March 17th, 2008, 08:03 PM
I noticed that too. My family thinks I'm crazy.

Also, if you have the original season six box set of SG-1 (I don't know about the thin pack), there is an episode about the Prometheus that the box describes as the maiden voyage of the "X-53" instead of the 303.

ascended abydonian
March 19th, 2008, 09:53 AM
Also, how come 'Daniel Jackson' is the only full name that appears? The others are listed as either only a first name (Vala) or a nickname (Sam and Cam).

Zamboni
March 19th, 2008, 03:09 PM
Also, how come 'Daniel Jackson' is the only full name that appears? The others are listed as either only a first name (Vala) or a nickname (Sam and Cam).The same reason that Teal'C calls Jack "O'Neill", Daniel "Daniel Jackson", and Sam "Colonial Carter"...

You should be glad they didn't put Teal'C down as "Muscles" on the packaging.

And while it's true that making mistakes is only human, could they not have paid someone to proofread the packaging BEFORE they print it? I mean, it's a pretty obvious mistake, I've seen dozens of threads on this...

Zamboni
March 19th, 2008, 03:14 PM
Wow, you'd think something this professional would be proofread.

It says I.O. on the back instead of I.O.A. on the AoT DVD box.

small, but annoying.Because it's not really the IOA anymore... IO stands of Idiocracy... The whole organization is made of idiots, mental patients, and intellectually-challenged people.

Seriously, the IOA has done NOTHING right, and has done every wrong imaginable. I don't know why the writers would make them such unnecessary part of the logistic tree if they're just going to be another NIC... At least give them some credibility from time to time.

It just goes to show how desperate MGM is and how AoT is just another cheap money grabbing device that they didn't care enough to check for typos.

Maedhros_Sea
March 19th, 2008, 03:57 PM
Seriously, the IOA has done NOTHING right, and has done every wrong imaginable. I don't know why the writers would make them such unnecessary part of the logistic tree if they're just going to be another NIC... At least give them some credibility from time to time.


For anyone that has been frustrated by the buearocracy of a corp or gov't enviroment enjoys watching others suffer too. (unkind of me....but shadenfreude is real.) Also seeing these people made to look likes clowns is cathartic.

I'm anxious to see how badly abused Woolsey is in the next season.

Mister Oragahn
March 21st, 2008, 11:45 AM
Yeah, typos happen everyday.

And the show's called Stararget, not Stargate.

leeman15251
April 6th, 2008, 02:26 PM
Wow, you'd think something this professional would be proofread.

It says I.O. on the back instead of I.O.A. on the AoT DVD box.

small, but annoying.

I saw that when i first got it home.

Will Thorne
April 8th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Yeah this was the first thing I noticed. It may be a typo and I don't really blame anyone but man, does it really manage to annoy me. I don't even know why, something this insignificant shouldn't annoy me but it does. Almost as annoying as the the misinformation on the back of the S10 box.

Mitchell82
April 9th, 2008, 09:59 AM
Yeah this was the first thing I noticed. It may be a typo and I don't really blame anyone but man, does it really manage to annoy me. I don't even know why, something this insignificant shouldn't annoy me but it does. Almost as annoying as the the misinformation on the back of the S10 box.

Unfortunately something like this happens on every dvd. The season 10 one though is by far the worst.

Zamboni
April 12th, 2008, 08:33 PM
Apparently the "I.O." (aka. Idiot Organization) also runs the company that does the packaging for SG1 DVDs...

Just another piece of evidence that they really don't give a **** about us fans.

Trek_Girl42
April 13th, 2008, 01:01 AM
What annoys me is that people are paid to do this- it's their job to check their facts and to proofread (and if they're smart, have another set of eyes look over) what they write. If I made some of the more brutal errors that some of these DVD packages have, on a school report, whether factually or grammatically, it wouldn't be considered acceptable work. And I'm not sending it into millions of homes to read, let alone getting paid to do! There are typos, and then there are stupid mistakes, and more often than not these things look to fall in the stupid lazy mistakes category. And frankly I'd be embarrassed if I churned out that sort of work.....


Not to mention the back of the box spoiled a key point of the plot, yet a further point of frustration, especially after months of avoiding anything to do with the movie. :rolleyes:

Zamboni
April 13th, 2008, 02:32 AM
Truth is, we're angry because the movie didn't turn out to be all that Earth shattering, the typo just ignites the fury...

Mitchell82
April 13th, 2008, 04:42 PM
What annoys me is that people are paid to do this- it's their job to check their facts and to proofread (and if they're smart, have another set of eyes look over) what they write. If I made some of the more brutal errors that some of these DVD packages have, on a school report, whether factually or grammatically, it wouldn't be considered acceptable work. And I'm not sending it into millions of homes to read, let alone getting paid to do! There are typos, and then there are stupid mistakes, and more often than not these things look to fall in the stupid lazy mistakes category. And frankly I'd be embarrassed if I churned out that sort of work.....


Not to mention the back of the box spoiled a key point of the plot, yet a further point of frustration, especially after months of avoiding anything to do with the movie. :rolleyes:
I agree with most of what you said except for the last part. It didn't give that much away IMO. My only gripe with packaging has been the screw up on the season 10 set stating Daniel was the team leader, and the horrible photoshop job on the season 3 set of Atlantis.

Mitchell82
April 13th, 2008, 04:43 PM
Truth is, we're angry because the movie didn't turn out to be all that Earth shattering, the typo just ignites the fury...

Not IMO.

Trek_Girl42
April 14th, 2008, 08:59 PM
I agree with most of what you said except for the last part. It didn't give that much away IMO. My only gripe with packaging has been the screw up on the season 10 set stating Daniel was the team leader, and the horrible photoshop job on the season 3 set of Atlantis.It gave away that the IOA guy was an baddie.....that's a pretty big spoiler. ;)

Zamboni
April 16th, 2008, 01:32 AM
It gave away that the IOA guy was an baddie.....that's a pretty big spoiler. ;)Nah... The moment we see him on screen, we knew he's gonna do something stupid to mess up the whole operation.

Admit it, a "twist" would be an IOA agent actually helping SG1 out in a useful manner.

pbellosom
April 16th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Admit it, a "twist" would be an IOA agent actually helping SG1 out in a useful manner.

I'm still desperately hoping for that to happen.

The Prophet
April 16th, 2008, 06:13 AM
The Replicator idea was a valid tactic, just played out poorly. If they had let the SGC and the crew of the Odyssey know of their plan, it would have probably worked out fine.

Mitchell82
April 16th, 2008, 07:48 AM
It gave away that the IOA guy was an baddie.....that's a pretty big spoiler. ;)

Yeah you're right.

Zamboni
April 16th, 2008, 10:59 AM
The Replicator idea was a valid tactic, just played out poorly. If they had let the SGC and the crew of the Odyssey know of their plan, it would have probably worked out fine.No, if Merrick had revealed the plan beforehand, SG1 would say "you're *bleep* nuts" and cut his balls off and put a restraining order keeping Merrick 200 km away from the Asgard core at all times.

Mitchell82
April 16th, 2008, 01:48 PM
No, if Merrick had revealed the plan beforehand, SG1 would say "you're *bleep* nuts" and cut his balls off and put a restraining order keeping Merrick 200 km away from the Asgard core at all times.

Exactly. No way it would have been approved.