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    It didn't self-destruct. We saw it after it was used when O'Neill and the others were standing in front of it. Also, the alien said it would 'burn out'. He didn't say it would explode.

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    Perhaps, after it burnt out, what it left behind could not be analyzed other than as an odd conglomeration of household materials.

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    So I guess Orlin was watching Carter when she was getting undressed for bed.. The making an emerald thing was pretty cool. And interesting to see a mini-vortex effect, I guess there's no reason why you can't go from a small wormhole entrance to a larger one on the other side. I wonder how much her bill was or if SGC covered the costs

    First apperance for John de Lancie, one of the few Stargate actors I've met, he makes a better NID villain than the overly comical Maybourne.

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    Ah, Sean Patrick Flanery as Orlin --*thunk*

    Aaaaanyway...

    A desolate planet where a big, honkin' spacegun is the only thing left standing, amongst the ruins of a monument build to commemorate the victory the people had over the Goa'uld.

    And nobody finds that in the least bit suspicious? I mean, the Tolan once told a story about how they assisted a planet build defensive weapons and when they had served their purpose they turned on each other. Really, no one remember that?

    I guess, the big honkin' spacegun is just too much of a distraction for a military organization to be worried about consequences to people using it, or abusing it for their own gain.

    Meh...

    Orlin is hilarious, trying to fit in and coming of as a total creep in the process. I'm sure he didn't mean to but his method could use some serious work. I'm sure Carter agrees. AND HE BUILD A STARGATE IN CARTER'S BASEMENT!! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?

    Also, that's going to be one hell of a credit card bill...

    And in the end he saves the day, and gets another chance from the others. Aw, poor Sam though.

    I'm giving this an excellent cause it's one of those episodes I never get tired of. It has good character interaction. Some really nice guests and antagonists. Suspension and mystery. More on ascension. And hey, the SGC does have bathrooms -- if ever anyone was wondering about that.

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    As FH says a lot, something is missing. That is what I feel about this episode. I'm feels like we are going through the motions in this episode. The weapon and the planet turning on one another is something we have seen time and time again on SG1. I suppose we learned a little about ascension but nothing groundbreaking. The one thing I did love was the introduction of the worse NID opperatives. I loved Simmons as an antagonist. I'm.calling it fair with 8 minutes 14 second
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    11:49

    I love Orlin-- he is a cutie!

    The Pentagon spying on Carter--boo!

    Teal'c loving Star Wars--fantastic! I was loving his outfit too!

    Orlin saved Sam and SG 16 when he ascended again. Sad for Sam though.

    I think this episode is excellent!

    We are flying through these episodes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    ...8 minutes 14 second
    8 minutes 27 seconds

    Just 13 seconds slower -- damn, so close.
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    The one-use stargate was cool and the bit with cowboy hat Teal's and Jack's pizza was fun, but eeew I cringed with that creepy ascended alien... Not very ascended in the basic humans first and basic interactions departement

    I was expecting something else from an episode called "Ascension"

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    Not very ascended in the basic humans first and basic interactions departement
    I guess being forcibly isolated for four hundred years among the graves of all the people whose deaths you caused will do that.

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    Well, I guess ascended doesn't mean godlike, so, alright

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    It depends what you mean by god-like. The point of the story of Prometheus being confined and having his liver eaten every day by an Eagle is that it's a form of psychological, as well as physical, torture. The playwright behind "Prometheus Bound" highlighted that most acutely during an exchange between Hermes and the bound Titan...

    HERMES

    "'Tis plain, most sorely is thy mind diseased.

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    PROMETHEUS

    "Ah me!"
    I mention this not just because you used the phrase "god-like," but because this episode is basically a retelling of any number of classic stories in which gods are punished, in part, with isolation. Prometheus is the best known among them and his backstory best aligns with Orlin's (they both went against their own to give "technology" to humans).
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    The only good parts about this episode are the mini stargate and some info on the Ancients. The rest is just another 'Sam's weird taste in men' episode and I hate those.

    Wonder how much debt Orlin put Sam into or if the Air Force took care of that bill for her.

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    Those credit card statements must have been interesting reads though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Those credit card statements must have been interesting reads though.
    Well Simmons was telling us some of what had been ordered online and that sounded like a couple hundred thousands worth to me. Just hope for Sam the creepy stalker was worth it.

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