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    Default Re: Thirty-Eight Minutes (104)

    Hey, I just thought of a question for whomever remembers the SG-1 episode where they went to the abandoned planet and the giant flying bugs got a hold of Teal'c and injected him with some venom that essentially would have turned him into one of the bugs.

    Do you think those bugs are related to the one that attacked Sheppard? I wonder if that planet was actually an Ancient outpost but we never went back to explore because of the dangerous insects.

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    I would be very interested to see that idea explored. Even if the wraith bugs aren't related to the Bane bugs, if the one injected something into Shep... it could have some very interesting repercussions down the road...

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    well those Wraith bugs were on the planet that Sheppard found the Wraith base...so why did Wraith sleep on that planet? may be it's their homeworld, real one? and those bugs are their monkeys? But then again Teyla was saying something, and may be there are the same bugs on their planet...may be it's Wraith's homing 'devices'? And that's cool, I think, that there is a possibility that Wraith are the evolution of Wraith... that is something I'd like to see explored! And I do not like the idea of Sheppard being injected with something...that be too much of a copy from SG1...bad idea.
    anyway, I loved the ep! I loved the flashbacks!!! And it's really cool that S(heppard)team decided to go back to the planet, and check it out. I didn't like that we did not see how Sheppard choose his team. I'm still not sure who is in his team... and Sheppard...what was he gonna say? was he gonna admit in love to Wier?

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    Do we know if the Athosians did a lot of exploring through the stargate? I think something was mentioned in the pilot ep, but I can't recall.

    I'm just curious about how Teyla could have heard of the bugs if they were only on the wraith homeworld (or whatever it was). How could they have gotten there, anyway? The gate is in orbit. Or are the bugs on other worlds, too? I don't know if I'd call them "homing devices", but maybe the wraith DO take them along as a weapon of some sort.

    Incidentally, am I the only one who saw the wraith finger armor and thought of the goa'uld ribbon device? Mechanical cousins or random coincidence? And is the armor meant to help them pierce the skin of their victims or does it serve some other purpose? Maybe offering some protection against the blood of its victims. They don't like salt water, right? Or at least the bugs don't.

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    well they did traide for sure...that's what was mentioned in pilot...and Teyla said that every world they VISITED knew about Wraith...and then the little boy knew some adresses, and Teyla knows some!
    In 38 minutes...Teyla said that they told their children not to go far into the foods, beacuse of something like that living there...or something....so i think it's their homeworld she was talkin about.

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    So... how did they get to the wraith world, then? Or do they know of another wraith world and the one with the gate in orbit just happens to be a current base which just happens to include some bugs?

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    I apologize for being the only person who truly comprehends how screwed we are! Here's

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    This episode was great! Not a dull moment, and with the story playing out in near-real time, the sense of urgency was ever present and provided some actual tension. The icky wraith-parasite contributed its share, too. I wonder if we'll see this thing again and learn anything about its relation to the Wraith? I also liked how despite the return to the Wraith world (Why did they go back there, by the way? I'm sure there was a reason I didn't get.) we didn't see much of them. We still have left to see the full force of the Wrait... It might get interesting when we do, and until that happens just alluding to it could create enough tension.

    The story this week wasn't very character-driven, but there were some nice moments for Weir this time around. She seemed more self-secure and in control than before. I especially liked it when she told off the Ego Guy (I don't remember his name, so I'll just call him that... Ego Guy.) who came across as a real self-centered jerk. While he did end up providing (part of) the solution to the problem, I don't like him. At all. Will we see him again? Will he still be a jerk? Or has he realized that the Atlantis world doesn't revolve around him?

    Ford got to perform this week's heroic act, but other than that I still think the character needs more development. This is only the third (or fourth, depending on how you look at it) episode though, so there's no rush. I'm sure it will come with time. Same with Teyla, who I still feel is just "there".

    McKay, despite his whining and reacting "a certain way to certain doom" (Nice line, by the way. Probably my favorite from this ep, maybe tied with his "screwed" line.) seems to have become more of a team player than before. I also got the feeling that he was concerned for his team mates when they were in trouble. He may be a bit arrogant, but at least he does realize that there are other people around besides himself.

    Did anyone notice that they're using a new font for the episode title and the following credits now? For 'Rising' and 'Hide and Seek' they used the same font as they do in SG-1, which I liked for concistancy. I guess they changed it because they wanted a unique Atlantis font... Oh well. It's nothing I'll be losing sleep over. And while I'm on the subject of credits - interesting to see Mario Azzopardi back as a Stargate director. He directed the pilot of SG-1 as well as a couple of other early episodes, but nothing new for years. I guess TPTB want to work with people they're familiar with when they hire the additional staff needed to be able to run two concurrent series. Oh, and Brad Wright wrote this episode... Every episode of Atlantis thus far has been written either by him or Robert C. Cooper, or both.

    And... And... wait, I don't have anything else right now. I guess I can only ramble so much. Once again, great episode. Now I can go back and see what everyone else have been saying about it.

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    Didn't notice the changed font, but I did recognize Mario's name. Yay for TPTB for bringing him back. And I'm with ya on hoping for development of Ford. AND Teyla. And give Weir some NICE qualities, eh?

    So far Shep, McKay, Beckett and maybe Halling are the only ones with good character development and strong established personalities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMaat
    So... how did they get to the wraith world, then? Or do they know of another wraith world and the one with the gate in orbit just happens to be a current base which just happens to include some bugs?
    sorry i guess i screwed it up....by their homeworld i ment Teyla's homeworld.

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    I agree that Weir had to assert her authority with the self-involved scientist. I wasn't as pleased with her handling of the "death ritual" confrontation. I'm surprised that as someone who's been involved in diplomacy, she started out with such a hard line with him--in effect dismissing his culture. Of course, time was short and she could hardly get into a deep cultural discussion. And she did eventually point out her rationale of focusing on any chance of life. It occurred to me that if Teyla wound up sure death was imminent, she probably could have done some form of the ritual herself.

    BTW, who do you think it was who leaked the idea to Teyla's friend that they were all doomed? The pony-tailed scientist, perhaps?
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    So far Shep, McKay, Beckett and maybe Halling are the only ones with good character development and strong established personalities.
    well i think that Wier is alos developed, not much....Becket is, imho, as developed as Wier....Teyla is very undeveloped and that makes me sad :*(

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    I enjoyed this episode and am liking SG-Atlantis so far. Really disliked that American scientist. Weir can shove him through a wormhole anytime now. Other than that, the episode was good.

    Just an observation. When Shepard hit Lt. Ford, it jarred the PJ a little causing it to slide into the gate a bit. Why didn’t they all start to rock the PJ. As I was watching, I was like why didn’t they just start “rocking” the PJ to get it unstuck. And at the end, I too would have been like Ford and ramming the front of the PJ to get it moving, but I did think that the gate “sucked “ things through once they entered the event horizon.

    Just a nitpick here but, it really bothered me, and I’m not in the medical profession. Okay, Ford shocked Shepard to stop his heart. Fine. But then when they go to revive him, they should have been doing CPR because you are supposed to only shock someone who has a detectable rhythm. (I think I am remembering this right because some volunteer fire fighters came to a health class I was teaching about 2 years ago and demonstrate the use of an AED, and I believe they said the AED will not work if it detects that the person has no detectable rhythm. Thus you must do CPR.) Same goes for Dr. Becket when they got back to Atlantis. I know this is not a medical show, and it’s easier to zap ‘em rather than fake CPR, but that makes Becket look poorly trained, and I like Dr. Becket, as well as, Shepard and Ford. I also agree that the writers need to tone down McKay’s gloom and doom attitude. Still like him though. Not very enthralled with Weir and Teyla.

    Oh did I mention it was a great episode. Keep it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbie
    sorry i guess i screwed it up....by their homeworld i ment Teyla's homeworld.
    Gotcha. My fault for interpreting it the way I wanted rather than the way it read.

    So the bugs are on multiple worlds. I can accept that.

    How do the Athosians explore the gate system? If some gates are in orbit, you can't exactly go around dialing in gate addresses and then holding your breath before you go through...

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    De-lurking here and responding to LoneStar's good catch...

    I am in the medical profession, and I'm a tad dismayed to see that Dr. Beckett, Lord love him, apparently graduated from the same medical school as Dr. Dana Scully.

    First up, it's actually quite hard to induce a heart-stopping shock with a defibrillator, contrary to widespread belief. (You've literally got to time the shock so it hits right on the "R" wave of the cardiac cycle...chances of doing that on the first zap are very slim.)

    I have no idea why the good doctor advised Ford to "lubricate" the paddles. (and indeed he did, with what looked like K-Y jelly. Ewww.) You either use electroconductive paste or gel - or gel pads, those orange square thingies you see when Beckett's running the code after the jumper gets through the gate. Either way, Shep should have received some nice burns on his chest to go along with the "hickey." Gel pads are (or should be) kept with all defibrillator units.

    Yup, an AED would have made more sense to bring along rather than a "real" defibrillator unit. They're pretty much idiot-proof, they're lighter, and they're cheaper...they just aren't as impressive.

    LoneStar's right, when Beckett's attempting to resuscitate Shep all the defibrillation in the world would not have been effective as he was in asystole (absence of electrical activity). What he needed was CPR and the appropriate drugs...not that Beckett could possibly have seen what rhythm Shep was in as he took the paddles (ie, the monitor) off his chest between shocks. I'm not even going to mention the fact that the defib unit was one of those models that have a running stopwatch in the corner of the screen, to help the "recorder" person during a code (everything is documented) - the unit had been running almost 30 minutes. Not an unrealistic time span for a real code; but a code 30 minutes long without CPR, a secure airway and IV access? Shep, if he had survived, would have been rendered a drooling turnip.

    Apparently there are no infirmary beds with side rails on Atlantis, and I'm glad the patients are clothed in fetching red scrubs, complete with a nice white T-shirt underneath.

    Don't get me wrong, I love this show, and this ep pretty much rocked - I just dislike X-Files medicine.
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    Spoilers below









    Did anyone else think it was strange that the bug reacted to salt and water (they weren't sure which or a combination thereof)? Doesn't human blood contain both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen.monki
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    Did anyone else think it was strange that the bug reacted to salt and water (they weren't sure which or a combination thereof)? Doesn't human blood contain both?
    Hence my question about the purpose of those finger guards they wear. Still seems kinda dangerous, feeding off something that is full of something poisonous to you. We aren't like blowfish, y'know, where it's just one little bit to avoid...

    re the defribulators- I really wondered about that, too. Glad to know I was right to question it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneStar1836
    Just an observation. When Shepard hit Lt. Ford, it jarred the PJ a little causing it to slide into the gate a bit.
    If I understand you right -- and I've got the right scene -- the Jumper went slide forward a little because McKay was distracted by events and accidently touched something wrong on the panel.

    We taped both SG1 and Atlantis because I had to work. If you look closely, there's a cut to McKay watching events, a little flash on his panel, and then a panicky look on McKay's face. We had to rewind it twice to make sure we saw it right. Tha little flash probably caused the engines to fire a little, which cause the breach in the compartment doors.
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    Incidentally, was I the only one expecting chocolate to be the thing that would get a violent reaction from the bug?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMaat
    Incidentally, was I the only one expecting chocolate to be the thing that would get a violent reaction from the bug?
    Nope. One of my housemates was yelling "Try the chocolate!" at the TV...


    Can you just imagine it:

    "Fork over the Hershey's, buster - or the Major gets it!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMaat
    Incidentally, was I the only one expecting chocolate to be the thing that would get a violent reaction from the bug?
    Yah...I had visions of a homage to the MacGyver pilot where Mac saves the world from nuclear annihilation with a chocolate bar.
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