Oh goddess, I have no patience for clip shows and this is a season finale episode. What were they even thinking?
*checks companion guide*
Oh, they had a cool idea and it could only work with Hathor in play.
Well, I'm not sure it as a cool idea to end a season with a cliffhanger...
Anyway, beyond the clips, the 15 minute story we do get is fairly okay. It takes quite a bit of elaborate planning to set up the future SGC, to prep the players, to spin the story and then hope to god (no pun intended) that all goes well on premiere night. But I can't say I'm entertained. I actually checked a couple of times how many more minutes the episode was gonna last cause ... boring...
Nope, not a fan. Bring on season 3 with the second part and let's move away after that and never look back.
How would you rate SG-1's "Out of Mind?"
3-episode quiz (Show And Tell, 1969 & Out Of Mind) -- this way!
And the jigsaw puzzle for this episode -- Out Of Mind
8 minutes and 22 seconds later I'm done with all the jigsaw puzzles... Onwards to season 3.
I don't know if you notice but I rarely give an episode an excellent or terrible. Its rare for an episode to be perfect or have no redeeming quality. This episode is the exception. It's unforgivable to make a clip show as the season finale. I kind of feel like Hathor was added on to make the episode a cliffhanger.
I got a 12/15 on the quiz and my puzzle time was 7 minutes and 38 seconds
I like your assessment and comments regarding this episode. While a clip-show, I still enjoy it. Watched it last night and realized it had been fifteen years since I'd last seen it
"I met a traveller from an antique land..."
That's strange because my wife and I watched this last night and both thought his hair looked different in this episode - it doesn't look like this in any other episode.
"I met a traveller from an antique land..."
October 14th, 2011 04:08 PM
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1. They have upgraded the Nox city animation:
My comment : I wouldn't count this as a mistake as they corrected a not so convincing painting type animation into a rotating one.
"I was hoping for another day. Looks like we just got a whole lot more than that. Let's not waste it."
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"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today, but the core of science fiction, its essence, has become crucial to our salvation, if we are to be saved at all."
15.38. But this is only season 2, I will get better with practice, I hope.
I just rewatched the episode for the first time since 2006, and I was a bit surprised to see Hathor appear out of thin air in the fake gate room. I'm assuming they didn't intend for her to be cloaked since the interrogators seemed shocked to learn that the Nox could "make themselves invisible," which leaves teleportation. So much for it being a big deal later on when Anubis (and then Ba'al) get their hands on Asgard beaming technology.
I'm not going to read too much into it, though. I assume it was just an easy way to bring her into the scene and the writers later regretted it like they did with a ZAT's third shot, so they "disappeared" it.
I can't recall there ever being a time in my life when I didn't do this, and I have a really good recall of my life from 5 on, in large part because I always spent a lot of time replaying memories in my head. As a result, I have a lot of memories of time spent remembering and of analyzing how I remember. From a very young age I was aware that I was remembering copies of copies of my actual memory, and I was worried about how that would impact their quality over time. I didn't have this reference until years later, but I was essentially concerned that it was like the Asgard cloning process in that by the time I was old and remembered a memory of a memory of a.... x10000 it would have degraded significantly.
I also would analyze how my perspective was distorted in my memories. For example, when remembering a conversation I would place myself and a person I was talking to in the space we were in, and I'd be looking at us from an outside perspective, but I was always the same height as that other person, regardless of if they were adults who actually towered over me or smaller kids.
I'm curious now if third-person memories/dreams are more common in people who become storytellers of some sort. I briefly googled this and found this study:
To assess their general tendency to retrieve memories from the 1st or the 3rd person perspective, participants were presented with a description of the two perspectives, drawn from Libby and Eibach (2002):
“Sometimes we “see” a memory from a first-person perspective. In a first-person memory you see the event from the same visual perspective that you originally did; in other words, in your memory you are looking out at your surroundings through your own eyes. However, at other times we “see” a memory from a third-person perspective. In a third-person memory you see the event from an observer's visual perspective; in other words, you can actually see yourself, as well as your surroundings.”
Participants were then asked to complete the following statement, “In general, the visual perspective I have in my memories is…” The response scale ranged from 1 (completely 3rd person) to 10 (completely 1st person). Thus, higher scores indicate retrieval from a more 1st person perspective. In the current sample, visual perspective had a mean of 6.70 (SD = 2.22)."
The study it cites is behind a paywall, so I don't know what percentage of people said they completely remember in the first-person versus third-person. The numbers this article gives demonstrate that people who remember, not necessarily entirely but mostly, in the first-person are more common, but not overwhelming so. Other passages speak to people switching between perspectives depending on the situation. For example, if you think you've changed a lot from who you used to be, you might view memories of your old self in the third-person. There are also claims that some people may be more inclined to view memories in the third-person as a way to detach themselves from the trauma and there can be positives to teaching people to view certain memories in one perspective or the other.
These don't speak to my experience with third-person memories, but that's probably because this is skewed toward patients receiving treatment for something. I'll have to look into this more when I have some time.
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