go jonas for being a smart arse!
go jonas for being a smart arse!
Interesting episode , it took a while before I found out who was the bad guys....
Oh and the alien guns sucked...
Rating : 5 / 10
I thought this was an average episode, not particularly good or bad really.
I thought this was good and I liked how Jonas got to save the day and Jack trusted him.
Interesting episode, and O'Neill's disinterest in astronomy surprised me too. Loved the fact that the humans were evil and the aliens were good in this one.
I just wished that they had kept their Scottish accents so when they were describing what happened to the ship it could go something like
Jack: So what happened here kids.
Corso: We crashed because someone wasn't doing his job properly
Lyle: It's not my fault I was giving it all she had captain.
Not a very memorable episode.......eh.........
But I noticed the alien said that some were in stasis when all the three humans had already been arrested in the SGC. I guess it was a slip in the script.
I wonder why these aliens weren't interested in the stargate and getting to know Earth. Certainly they could take their prisoners to a prison planet by a stargate......
After what they had done to the crew of that ship, don't you think it more appropriate they be returned to face the punishment of their own people for murdering all those people from the ship? Why would the SGC be inclined to keep them?
Going back to your earlier question about the aliens from Hebridan and the stargate. They didn't know what a stargate was when they met SG1. I don't recall for sure (since I haven't watched the episode in awhile), but they were surprised that it was a transportation device to other worlds.
However, they manage to get one by Season 7, since they have one in "Space Race".
Not a great episode. Star Trek style aliens appearing on Stargate never works well, and really rubs me up the wrong way. What I liked about Stargate is how different it was to Trek. The human prisoners were completely uncharismatic and bland (the annoying little blonde bloke is asking for a smack in the face the whole way through). I did enjoy the twist as to who was who, though.
RATING: 6.5 out of 10
Are we really to believe that the stereotypical Scottish love for strong drink has survived in thousands of years of isolation on another planet? This was almost as bad as the Native American stereotypes used in the "Spirits" episode. Except there the ugly aliens were afraid to show their true appearance to the humans they protected, while here they also played the role of protector to humans but seemed to have no shame in their hideousness. Anyone else see a parallel between these episodes?
Or maybe the aliens don't look so bad after you've had a few, making the coincidence of Scottish drunkenness and the ugliness of the native aliens fortuitous indeed.
I stuck a VHS in the Hall of Res machine.
1. This ep didn't really seem to be that big a deal first time around.
2. Have to admit I didn't quite expect the twist first time around but it seems 'way' too obvious on the rewatch.
3. One of Jonas's best moments of the season.
Decent enough filler that I didn't honestly think would be followed up on.
I enjoyed this episode first time round due to the surprise turnaround as to which race was the actual villain of the piece! Suffers a bit with rewatching though. However, Jonas and his shrewd thinking saving the day is always fun to watch.
Still baffles me why Jack looks into the telescope in the beginning and says he can't see anything, then being told by Sam because it's still light! Shouldn't he know since he actually has astronomy as an interest, he's there studying the stars on his own telescope on his deck in his first appearance on COTG?!!!