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Hermiiod
September 19th, 2008, 08:13 PM
I just finished watching it. It seems to me that whenever they encounter some one new, they have to have that character either die or dis-appear in the same episode. I mean they don't need to make the guy a main character but it would be cool if they could keep him around for one or two episodes. I'm not saying he's dead and that they won't for sure bring him back again, but it seems to me that it happens a lot. :/

the fifth man
September 19th, 2008, 08:51 PM
I just finished watching it. It seems to me that whenever they encounter some one new, they have to have that character either die or dis-appear in the same episode. I mean they don't need to make the guy a main character but it would be cool if they could keep him around for one or two episodes. I'm not saying he's dead and that they won't for sure bring him back again, but it seems to me that it happens a lot. :/

Maybe the team is cursed. Any outsider who gets too close, is a goner.:D

Jeff O'Connor
September 19th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Maybe the team is cursed. Any outsider who gets too close, is a goner.:D

I think someone's been watching too much Supernatural.

:p

Lythisrose
September 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM
I just finished watching it. It seems to me that whenever they encounter some one new, they have to have that character either die or dis-appear in the same episode. I mean they don't need to make the guy a main character but it would be cool if they could keep him around for one or two episodes. I'm not saying he's dead and that they won't for sure bring him back again, but it seems to me that it happens a lot. :/

Kind of like Alien Ships and ZPMs! :p

Shan Bruce Lee
September 19th, 2008, 09:26 PM
Maybe the team is cursed. Any outsider who gets too close, is a goner.:D

Except Ronon and Teyla

JeffKnight
September 19th, 2008, 10:11 PM
I admit it would be nice to have some rolling characters besides Todd/Michael. Remember when Jacob or Martuff/Lantash could be counted on to have an appearance every 5-7 episodes?

fumblesmcstupid
September 19th, 2008, 10:14 PM
Teyla??? Who is this person? Could you describe this Teyla??

AutumnDream
September 20th, 2008, 03:43 AM
I admit it would be nice to have some rolling characters besides Todd/Michael. Remember when Jacob or Martuff/Lantash could be counted on to have an appearance every 5-7 episodes?

Yes, but that was early SG-1. The Atlantis writers are incapable of planning ahead more than one script page.

Bodmanbod
September 20th, 2008, 09:49 AM
Its typical, every time they open up opportunities for extra stories involving discoveries of some sort they them off in the same episode. I think the main reason he was got rid of in the end was so that the atlantis team wont get an opportunity to visit the technological planet he mentioned (especially considering they were quite willing to hand out advanced tech).

:/

Yaxez
September 20th, 2008, 02:57 PM
I admit it would be nice to have some rolling characters besides Todd/Michael. Remember when Jacob or Martuff/Lantash could be counted on to have an appearance every 5-7 episodes?
Good point, something like that would really raise the SGA episode quality.

Laura Dove
September 20th, 2008, 03:16 PM
I just finished watching it. It seems to me that whenever they encounter some one new, they have to have that character either die or dis-appear in the same episode. I mean they don't need to make the guy a main character but it would be cool if they could keep him around for one or two episodes. I'm not saying he's dead and that they won't for sure bring him back again, but it seems to me that it happens a lot. :/

I agree: Recurring external characters bring a pleasant sense of continuity (well, unless they happen to be as annoying as Lucius or Larrin). Meeting the Atlantis expedition is a bad omen for Pegasus natives: They're very likely to be dead by the end of the episode.

Infinatus
September 20th, 2008, 04:18 PM
What the hell? Kiryk was a good addition for this episode but bringing back every new guest star for multiple episodes would just be tedious.

Laura Dove
September 20th, 2008, 04:22 PM
What the hell? Kiryk was a good addition for this episode but bringing back every new guest star for multiple episodes would just be tedious.

Not EVERY new character has to be brought back, but I still think bringing SOME of them back would benefit the show. Just the same way, not every episode needs to fit into a story arc, but when the vast majority of episodes are standalones, the season feels like it's not going anywhere.

Actionhank
September 20th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Entering Stand-by Cliffhanger Mode... :D

He is one of the good guys, so I'm pretty sure they would've made him come back. Never know what's behind a dialed gate, that's the beauty of Stargate and I think he did away with those nasty suckers... uh wraith, which actually is a subassembly of sucker ^^. The fact that he got away alive IS telling. Rule number one: No body, no goner. Rule number two: In SciFi even goner --> gone forever doesn't apply. :P Unfortunately those characters (also like the team from two weeks ago) can't come back to Atlantis. :(

Infinatus
September 20th, 2008, 10:02 PM
Not EVERY new character has to be brought back, but I still think bringing SOME of them back would benefit the show. Just the same way, not every episode needs to fit into a story arc, but when the vast majority of episodes are standalones, the season feels like it's not going anywhere.

Well we never know because of SGA's cancellation, but maybe Kiryk would have come back in season 6. I recall many good guest characters, such as Kolya, have come back over the seasons. Others, such as Lucius, were rightfully never revisited.

TheReturnOfTheLantian
September 20th, 2008, 11:36 PM
i rather liked this episode. but i do agree this runner would make a good recuring character. maybe he will we never know.

Opener
September 21st, 2008, 12:06 AM
Or maybe he'll come back in the movies. Personally, I'd love for there to be some clue that in his past, he was called Ventrell. That would show that there was a bit more travel between galaxies than was previously thought. And used sparingly(and by sparingly, I mean hardly at all), I think TPTB could use it to tell some really good stories.

I mean, the whole time I was watching the episode, I was expecting some slip relating to bounty hunters in SG-1. I would've even liked it.