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    What was good:
    a. Good dialogue, esp. between McKay and Zelenka, McKay and Weir, McKay and Sheppard...okay, make that McKay and everyone, actually.
    b. Brilliant cliffhanger, the kind that everyone (moi included) complains about and (mostly everyone) reads spoilers for and predicts fantastic endings of and generally can't wait for.
    c. Thanks to the break, (grr) my Fridays are now actually open, or so I'm told. What? People do something besides Stargate on Friday evenings? Why wasn't I alerted? Did I miss that memo?
    d. Plot. Great. Period.

    What wasn't so good:
    a. Beckett. Look, I like the poor guy. Him being the damp (no pun intended) rag on the jumper drove me nuts. I can understand his reluctance to sally forth, but he seemed too emphatic for my refined palate.
    b. My Fridays are now free. What excuse will I have for being a recluse, now? Reruns? They'll never buy that. Maybe I can tell them I missed that memo, too.

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    Yeah it was weird watching this when rain from Ivan (now a Storm) is coming down in buckets outside...

    Great timing.

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    The best moment, is now immortalized in my signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMaat

    How come Dr. Zelenka didn't stay? He and Rodney worked closely on formulating the plan, and while Rodney is great (loved the Superman line) it might have been good to have some backup.
    Budget cuts. Betcha anything.

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    That was funny, but I think the best part was Sheppard filling in the guy on what he did wrong.

    McCay is always funny though, he's good for at least 4 laughs an episode.

    Beckett could really say anything and it would sound funny, his accent's like that. No disrespect to the Scotts.

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    I don't understand how the lightning idea would work... once lightning struck, wouldn't the sheilds go up, blocking anymore lightning strikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownFallAngel
    The best moment, is now immortalized in my signature.
    Why didn't I think of that? Drat. And Mio got the one about a thousand hamsters instead of a cell culture...I swear, it's a subversive evil plot. Grrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zats
    What wasn't so good:
    a. Beckett. Look, I like the poor guy. Him being the damp (no pun intended) rag on the jumper drove me nuts. I can understand his reluctance to sally forth, but he seemed too emphatic for my refined palate.
    Not everyone is cut out to be a hero. SOME people have to act as the voices of rationality in a sea of kamikaze testosterone. As frustrated as I am with Beckett's reluctance, I also understand and sympathize with him. He's also thinking of the young, innocent lives he has onboard. Lives which will be in jeopardy not only from the flight attempt, but from any battle taking place at Atlantis which, itself, isn't terribly safe from the storm.

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    It would only take once I think. In Back to the Future they subsititued lightning energy for plutonium...so it would have to be a large power source...but doesn't it drain fast?

    Yeah you're right that is a little spotty.

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    Default Re: The Storm (110)

    By the way, if people are going to be including snippets of dialogue from eps that have just aired, might it not be wise to put those snippets in spoiler tags so that anyone who hasn't seen the ep yet won't have part of the story ruined?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewbert
    I don't understand how the lightning idea would work... once lightning struck, wouldn't the sheilds go up, blocking anymore lightning strikes?
    Well, when the shield went down again, It would nearly instantly be back up. So I'm assuming a neverending cycle of On for a few seconds, off for like half a second, repeat.

    That would still save the city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMaat
    By the way, if people are going to be including snippets of dialogue from eps that have just aired, might it not be wise to put those snippets in spoiler tags so that anyone who hasn't seen the ep yet won't have part of the story ruined?
    Mine is to hilarious of a moment to through into spoiler tags! Plus, it gives away no core information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownFallAngel
    Mine is to hilarious of a moment to through into spoiler tags! Plus, it gives away no core information.

    (Don't smite me!)
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    Oh yeah. Oh yeah.

    This episode coincided with the RL intrusion of Hurricane Ivan into many peoples' lives, giving it a tad more punch. Add some treachery, some truly despicable villains and one hell of a cliffhanger and you've got "The Storm".

    I can see how the Manarians and Sgt. Bates got along so well. Sliiiiiimyyyy people. Hopefully Sheppard & Co. will pay the Manarian leader a return visit soon and return the "favor".

    Not too much from Teyla so far, but I've seen the preview pictures for "The Eye", so all is not lost.

    Ford: Aside from the (good) strong motivation to return to Atlantis (on a jumper piloted by Beckett, through a hurricane, with civilians aboard? Think, man!), he's again relegated to Lt. State-The-Obvious. ("You mean to say-?" Please. We can follow a plot just fine by ourselves.) The man needs some dialogue worthy of his place in the credits.

    Beckett: I could just eat him up with a spoon. "Inoculating some wee babies..."

    Weir: Uh-huh. The writers gave her some good meaty stuff this week. Of course, her best diplomatic arguments weren't effective with Kolya...

    McKay: At his intense best. Loved the interaction with Zelenka. "Leaning" on the comm panel in order to let Sheppard know what was going on...delegating the most physically demanding grounding station tasks to Sheppard...

    Sora: Came across quite a bit softer than I was expecting her to be; described as a "skilled fighter" in "Underground" and bent on vengeance, I expected her to be ruthless. Maybe once Teyla shows up the claws will come out...

    Kolya: Wow. What a character (and portayed so well!) Ice cold, smart and able to stay (so far) a step ahead of Sheppard in terms of negotiating position.

    Sheppard: Loving the cat-and-mouse stuff: hiding the C-4 (but placing a walkie-talkie there instead); anyone else wonder why he didn't put his jumper in "cloaked" mode to conceal his location if he needed to? (in "Underground" they left a jumper invisible on the Wraith ship...)

    The cliffhanger was just great. (and of course left me wondering why the SG-1 summer finale couldn't have given us something half as juicy instead of the Deus Ex Machina Du Jour stuff.)

    It's going to be a looooooooong wait.
    We suspend our disbelief, and we are entertained...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowMaat
    Not everyone is cut out to be a hero. SOME people have to act as the voices of rationality in a sea of kamikaze testosterone. As frustrated as I am with Beckett's reluctance, I also understand and sympathize with him. He's also thinking of the young, innocent lives he has onboard. Lives which will be in jeopardy not only from the flight attempt, but from any battle taking place at Atlantis which, itself, isn't terribly safe from the storm.
    Kamikaze testosterone. Nicely put, seriously (I'm not being snitty; actually, I'm laughing). And I had forgotten about the three Athosians onboard and Beckett's likely more "rational" when it comes to saving lives. Point taken. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mio
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    Now I'll never get the cover of SciFI weekly, with a staple in my forehead!
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    I was BLOWN away by the Storm
    *snicker*

    No really..I really really liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostPoet
    I was BLOWN away by the Storm
    *snicker*

    No really..I really really liked it.
    Okay, bad joke...but I sense hope for you. Yes, it was good. Can't wait for "The Eye"! [Counts down to January]

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    Quote Originally Posted by NurseRatched
    Oh yeah. Oh yeah.


    Sora: Came across quite a bit softer than I was expecting her to be; described as a "skilled fighter" in "Underground" and bent on vengeance, I expected her to be ruthless. Maybe once Teyla shows up the claws will come out...
    Yeah maybe her and Teyla will fight hand to hand or with poles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zats
    Okay, bad joke...but I sense hope for you. Yes, it was good. Can't wait for "The Eye"! [Counts down to January]
    So is this where I say that I hope the Atlantis crew sticks it to them in The Eye? *blinks innocently*

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