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D Toccs
April 21st, 2011, 07:07 AM
Did anyone else see the irony, that just one day after the official announcement that the franchise is dead, we see a Stargate (something that before was nigh indestructible) get destroyed right before our eyes?

While speaking of that scene, let me just say it was AWESOME. I'm not one of those people who wants the Stargate to be used in every episode, but to see the SG team rushing to get the villagers through the gate and save them from impending doom . . . :). It brought back memories of Goa'uld Death Gliders and Wraith Darts, if that's not classic Stargate then I don't know what is.

Dark lord me
April 21st, 2011, 07:11 AM
Heck the whole fighting in the village to get the settlers out while shooting at the the light fighters and taking one drone. I totally got flashbacks to the first episode of Atlantis

hedwig
April 21st, 2011, 07:25 AM
Did anyone else see the irony, that just one day after the official announcement that the franchise is dead, we see a Stargate (something that before was nigh indestructible) get destroyed right before our eyes?

What official announcement? I missed that. Is there a link?

D Toccs
April 21st, 2011, 07:27 AM
What official announcement? I missed that. Is there a link?

Check out the main page for the article on Brad Wright's announcement.

J-Whitt Remastered
April 21st, 2011, 07:55 AM
Heck the whole fighting in the village to get the settlers out while shooting at the the light fighters and taking one drone. I totally got flashbacks to the first episode of Atlantis

Same here. Also the first episode of SG-1 where they were trying to get the prisoners through the gate at the end.

D Toccs
April 21st, 2011, 07:58 AM
Same here. Also the first episode of SG-1 where they were trying to get the prisoners through the gate at the end.

Yeah I was definately reminded of Children of the Gods during that scene.

Puddle-Jumper
April 21st, 2011, 08:03 AM
What official announcement? I missed that. Is there a link?

How did ya miss that! Its been the talk of the town! Stargate town anyway

BulletMagnet578
April 21st, 2011, 09:35 AM
i didnt want this episode to end. about time they got back the using the stargate. tho they need a better bad guy now one that has a voice.

Mr Evil 37
April 21st, 2011, 09:43 AM
I wouldn't call it irony. I'd call it metaphorical. If the gate had been destroyed and then the next day all three movies had been green lit, that would have been ironic.

sholva1
April 21st, 2011, 09:50 AM
indeed

D Toccs
April 21st, 2011, 09:51 AM
I wouldn't call it irony. I'd call it metaphorical. If the gate had been destroyed and then the next day all three movies had been green lit, that would have been ironic.

The fact that this episode was written and shot well over 6 months ago, and it happens to air the day after the announcement, I would definately call that irony.

Irony - The use of words/images expressing something other than their literal intention.

LtColCarter
April 21st, 2011, 10:00 AM
Check out the main page for the article on Brad Wright's announcement.

I went to the main page and didn't see any announcement.

Egle01
April 21st, 2011, 10:02 AM
Yeah I was definately reminded of Children of the Gods during that scene.Same here.

Skiznot
April 21st, 2011, 10:04 AM
i didnt want this episode to end. about time they got back the using the stargate. tho they need a better bad guy now one that has a voice.

They don't need a bad guy at all. What's wrong with a show about exploration and discovery. There can be dangers but you don't need a mustache twirler.

D Toccs
April 21st, 2011, 10:14 AM
I went to the main page and didn't see any announcement.

http://www.gateworld.net/news/2011/04/wright-sgu-continuation-other-movies-dead-for-now/

LtColCarter
April 21st, 2011, 10:17 AM
http://www.gateworld.net/news/2011/04/wright-sgu-continuation-other-movies-dead-for-now/

Thank you!

Skiznot
April 21st, 2011, 11:34 AM
I felt something similar in Twin Destinies. Not Irony but metaphor where most of the people would evacuate the ship to go back to the comforts of Earth but some stayed on for the adventure but in the end they were all forced to evacuate. The parallel to what went on with the fans where a bunch wanted the comfort of their old shows and those of us that wanted to stay on for the adventure had our show taken away anyway.

LtColCarter
April 21st, 2011, 11:35 AM
I felt something similar in Twin Destinies. Not Irony but metaphor where most of the people would evacuate the ship to go back to the comforts of Earth but some stayed on for the adventure but in the end they were all forced to evacuate. The parallel to what went on with the fans where a bunch wanted the comfort of their old shows and those of us that wanted to stay on for the adventure had our show taken away anyway.

Interesting way of looking at things. :)

Shylodog
April 21st, 2011, 11:58 AM
I felt something similar in Twin Destinies. Not Irony but metaphor where most of the people would evacuate the ship to go back to the comforts of Earth but some stayed on for the adventure but in the end they were all forced to evacuate. The parallel to what went on with the fans where a bunch wanted the comfort of their old shows and those of us that wanted to stay on for the adventure had our show taken away anyway.

Hey maybe we'll all go 2000 years into the past and... aw shucks. We'll need to invent electricity, CRTs, cable, the Sci-Fi channel/Sky One, houses, couches...

Bleh. Too much work.

Ben 'Teal'c would WIN!!' Noble
April 21st, 2011, 03:35 PM
I went to the main page and didn't see any announcement.

It's right at the bottom.

LtColCarter
April 21st, 2011, 03:55 PM
It's right at the bottom.

Thanks...someone posted a link to the announcement....

garhkal
April 21st, 2011, 04:29 PM
Heck the whole fighting in the village to get the settlers out while shooting at the the light fighters and taking one drone. I totally got flashbacks to the first episode of Atlantis

Expecially that one villager getting blown away, and Scott (shep) shooting with his back turned, and the drone (dart) getting downed.


Interesting way of looking at things.

That it is.. Very metaphoric.

Mr Evil 37
April 21st, 2011, 05:10 PM
The fact that this episode was written and shot well over 6 months ago, and it happens to air the day after the announcement, I would definately call that irony.

Irony - The use of words/images expressing something other than their literal intention.

Well, that couldn't have been more patronising if you'd tried. Cheers for that. I know what irony is thank you very much.

For example: I am amazng at speling. That was ironic. The gate being destroyed just as the franchise comes to an end is metaphorical.

D Toccs
April 21st, 2011, 05:18 PM
Well, that couldn't have been more patronising if you'd tried. Cheers for that. I know what irony is thank you very much.

I wasn't being patronizing, I was quoting a line from Futurama, I'm sorry if you took it as patronizing.

PenToSword
April 22nd, 2011, 09:01 AM
I was totally feeling that too. The drone melted into a dart in front of my eyes and I couldn't stop smiling for a couple of minutes.
Also: Scott -> Shep works for me ;)

Nth Chevron
April 22nd, 2011, 04:40 PM
Shep is Shep, any parallel drawn between him and a lowly LT is pure coincidence :p

N.C

garhkal
April 23rd, 2011, 12:06 AM
OT linked question.. What were those 2 guns Greer and Scott used?

Ekras
April 23rd, 2011, 11:54 AM
Did anyone else see the irony, that just one day after the official announcement that the franchise is dead, we see a Stargate (something that before was nigh indestructible) get destroyed right before our eyes?

While speaking of that scene, let me just say it was AWESOME. I'm not one of those people who wants the Stargate to be used in every episode, but to see the SG team rushing to get the villagers through the gate and save them from impending doom . . . :). It brought back memories of Goa'uld Death Gliders and Wraith Darts, if that's not classic Stargate then I don't know what is.

These are prototype gates - they likely are not made of naqidah, and are also likely of poorer construct than the ones the ancients were building in our galaxy.

Nth Chevron
April 23rd, 2011, 12:03 PM
OT linked question.. What were those 2 guns Greer and Scott used?

I think they were HK G36

http://www.carnwyffa.u-net.com/GUNS/G36.html

N.C

garhkal
April 23rd, 2011, 05:31 PM
Ta much!

Ben 'Teal'c would WIN!!' Noble
April 25th, 2011, 06:10 AM
Not Irony

Ekras
April 25th, 2011, 07:21 PM
So sad....They better announce a new show soon.....

LtColCarter
April 26th, 2011, 11:18 AM
So sad....They better announce a new show soon.....

I don't foresee that happening soon...maybe within 5-10 years...sadly.

Python
April 29th, 2011, 05:17 PM
You know, I think I was painfully aware of this on a subconscious level. Made me angry.