I loved this ep.
I loved this ep.
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So I finally got a DVD player, and this would be what I bought to test it.
I missed almost all of season seven when it aired for various reasons, and I am sitting here listening to the commentaries having watched the episode full though.
A) Jessica Steen as Dr. Elizabeth Weir. So I've been a big supporter/fan of Dr. Weir as Torri Higginson and one of the handicaps I had in the Battle of the Weirs was the fact that I hadn't seen Steen's portrayal.
So now i have. I have to say right now that I still think that I prefer Higginson. Jessica Steen is a fine actress and I have enjoyed her in other roles, but to me this one didn't seem to fit. She lacks any sense of strength or self confidence. I can't convince myself that this woman is a heavily hitting diplomat.
Seperate from the actress issues I really question the wordrobe choices. Just wasn't digging the fridge skirt or the sweetshirt in the SGC. It just hightened my sense that the character in this portrayal would not have been credible in the Atlantis role.
B) The rest of the episode. It was very well paced, and I enjoyed the feeling as whole. I didn't find myself fast forwarding through anything. The ending seemed rushed, as in fact did the destruction of the carrier battle group.
C) The air force chief of staff managed his lines well. Better than a lot of "as himself" appearances from other figures.
i loved this ep the ending was the best and the war was great
I finally got around to watching this episode last night. Wow what an ending. I was so happy I could cry. Poor poor Anubis!
I sort of missed the debate, so I'm just gona add my thoughts here.
Funny, I felt it went hand in hand. Jessica Steen's portray of Weir felt more like the woman is an ambitiuos journalist who doesn't quite know yet how to handle the "big" situations, she didn't feel like a seasoned diplomat. And the wardrobe only emphasized this for me.Originally Posted by Major Fischer
Life is short. Eat dessert first.
Okay this ep was just shown on T4, so thought I'd come and air my views.
An exciting episode - I think I enjoyed it alot more the first time though.
Hammond commanding the Prometheus, a real hero. The President - sorry just cant take to him at all, I think he's totally smarmy. SG1 saved the day again - nuff said. Excellent fight scenes though.
I really liked the Ancient Weapon: the little squid things, they were a great idea. I'm only up to here as waiting for S8 to come out on DVD (not long now!!!), but I hope we get to learn a bit more about what they were/how they work.
I loved the battle scenes over Antarctica - reminded me of a cooler version of Empire Strikes Back: I just think ships against snow look great & I would have loved to see it on a big screen.
There was a touch of ESB in Jack's *suspension* as well.
Despite some of the negatives I've heard about S8 (I've tried to stay off the S8 threads cos I can't resist spoilers!), this left me wanting more - I'm looking forward to S8.
anyone else notice at the very end when Sam, Daniel, and Teal'c are talking after Jack freezes himself, that the Atlantis theme starts playing in the back ground?
I love how so many posters have described the energy weapon as "glowy jellyfish"! To me, they always looked like Supercharged Pacmen , but my warped impression takes nothing away from the fact that this (parts 1 and 2 combined) remains my favorite episode ever.Originally Posted by david2708
This is my favourite episode of all time. (Well with part 1. I only saw it on DVD) Just full of great moments near the end.
Yea i felt that too. The battle scene was only in the last 5 mins even though that was cool. We only got to see about 30 secs of the f-302s taking it to the goa'uld fleet.Originally Posted by KorbenDirewolf
I just loved Jack's facial expressions though. He doesn't even need to say words to do good acting.
Whats wrong with Jelly Fish people. Maybe millions of years ago when the Ancients were at the height of their power there was a type of jelly fish that were really powerful beings that died out and so the Ancients made weapons that reflected that.
I LOVED this episode!!!
I am JJ, the Supreme Commander of the Furling Fleet!!!!
I was just watching the lost city on my DVD season 7 box and just realized something. When Anubis and his 30 motherships enter earths orbit and start prepairing to take out Earth. why did he do it so oddly.. in the past 8 seasons we have seen how the Goa'uld take out planets that dont want to submit to there rule.. they just start with 1 city at a time and absolutly destroy the whole world.
Now in the lost city episode Anubis seems to take his time.. first he takes out a buncha battlecruisers in the ocean than he takes out the communications of the planet.. i mean why would that be any consern to him? its never Goa'uld's care for what the planet in question has they just send everything they got at once.
One might say he was carefull about what he did because he wasnt sure if Earth had the weapons of the Acients but that wouldnt make sense either because thats why Anubis sent 3 ships to scout Earth first and see if there was any danger for the other Motherships.
any thoughts on this?
He may also have been hoping to capture the Ancient weapons if he could. He did try once he found where they were. I guess he just didn't count on them being so powerful.
I was going to say how he couldn't be sure that they didn't have anything of their own to offer an organized resistance to him, but it just occurred to me:
In "Threads" they kept showing how ascended beings could see all kinds of things, so he should've been able to know exactly what we had... Weird...
Yes, but in Threads they also said explicitly that Anubis might know everything an Ascended being might know, but he can't act on it unless there is a way for him to have known it/figured it out as a normal Goa'uld. Which must be very frustrating. As to why he didn't just start frying cities, remember he didn't know if SG-1 had found the outpost yet; he was testing the waters, hoping not to get in too deep if they did get their hands on something. As it turned out, SG-1 got what they were looking for at the absolute worst time for him: after he'd committed fully to the attack and couldn't escape in time, but before he could crush the Tau'ri.Originally Posted by grendelsbayne
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
-Frank A. Clark
An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?
-Michel de Saint-Pierre
Now, there's this about cynicism. It's the universe's most supine moral position. Real comfortable. If nothing can be done, then you're not some kind of **** for not doing it, and you can lie there and stink to yourself in perfect peace.
-Lois McMaster Bujold, "The Borders of Infinity"
excellent episode nothing bad about it.
"I ask you, what could possibly be in my eye that would explain this"
HALLOWED ARE THE SHIPPERS!
PROUD TO BE ENGLISH
I think that we do not yet know the reality of what an ascended being truly knows, because in "Reckoning" Anubis said to Ba'al, is that right, I don't know, but anyway he said that you have no way of knowing what is, and what is not necessary for the grand design. Perhaps the ancients and Anubis already knew that Sg-1 would defeat the his forces, with the ancient tech.
Think about it, as ascended beings, enlightened and everything, they probably contain the destiny of many worlds in their collective ascended consciousness, maybe Anubis was just playing the role that he was destined to play!