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    Quote Originally Posted by G[email protected]

    How come Elizabeth couldn't tell her boyfriend Simon, about the stuff that has happened? Didn't he recieve security clearance in Rising?
    Pretty sure Simon didn't get his clearence till after she had gone to atlantis. So she has no way of knowing that he saw the tape she made for him

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    Still, she could've made the full tape and then presumed that the SGC would do a bit of editing.

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    i dunno, it was an ok episode, and i guess somewhere along the lines we had to get a flashback episode, but it just reaked of voyager to me... i mean im certainly glad we're not going to have them stranded forever like voyager, and there was enough new stuff in the episode to keep me engaged. i thought it was funny how amanda tapping's name was in the opening, and she appears for like a minute at the very end of the episode. i saw her name and was jumping up and down thinking she'll make a cool appearance, but its nothing special. i wonder what wouldve happened if we just threw some1 through the gate in the 1.3 seconds... and is it just me or did it seem like the gate was open for a whole lot longer than 1.3 seconds? just my own opinion.
    Ford: You know we still haven't named the planet yet
    Sheppard: I'm sure the ancients have a name for it
    Ford: How about atlantica? Something like that
    Sheppard: I thought we agreed you were not going to name anything anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodamawu
    is it just me or did it seem like the gate was open for a whole lot longer than 1.3 seconds?
    From the splash (on the SGC's side) to shutdown was about ten seconds. McKay knows his stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quetzcoatl
    - My thoughts on the Big Blue Wraith Beam of Doom: I immediatly saw it as a "drop point" of sorts, where the darts can deposit their current load of captured humans and then go out for more. Opinions?

    Overall, this episode is second only to a few.
    That's what I said on page 3!
    It would seem that the humans have to get up to the hive ships somehow, so why not a big blue beam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quetzcoatl
    From the splash (on the SGC's side) to shutdown was about ten seconds. McKay knows his stuff
    Didn't we learn a while back that the dialing gate needs only enough power to create a wormhole and that once the wormhole was established it's power was maintained by the remote gate? I can't remember the episode, but does anyone remember this? Maybe I'm confused

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    Well, I must say I really enjoyed everything about this episode. It didnt dissapoint me at all. Then again, I go into an episode with no opinion about it. I watch it, then determine.

    This one is going near the top of my favorite episodes list.

    And Zelenka is the best! I love his character!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolmata
    Didn't we learn a while back that the dialing gate needs only enough power to create a wormhole and that once the wormhole was established it's power was maintained by the remote gate? I can't remember the episode, but does anyone remember this? Maybe I'm confused
    something like that. lol

    Well it doesn't matter. Atlantis rocks, it's the best sci-fi show around. And let's hope it's around for another 9 years.

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    As always, superb.

    I really want to know what that neat looking bright beam of light was, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolmata
    Didn't we learn a while back that the dialing gate needs only enough power to create a wormhole and that once the wormhole was established it's power was maintained by the remote gate? I can't remember the episode, but does anyone remember this? Maybe I'm confused
    Aside from a few inconsistencies in SG-1, it appears that wormholes can be powered from EITHER end. However:

    1) The SGC can't generate enough power to sustain an intergalactic wormhole. If they could, they wouldn't need ZPM's so badly.

    2) I don't think it works that way in the case of the SGC. It works with a DHD, because they have those fantastic power crystals and a way-beyond-everyone method of delivering the power. It would work with the mist planet from "Home", because the mist is all around the Gate and the Gate is a superconductor. I don't think the Gate would be able to "suck" power from the transformers and other electrical jibjab in the SGC, even if there was enough.

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    Awesome episode!


    My favorite part was the Korean lady's sentiments about McCay that led to some hilarious flashbacks with him. His own monologue was equally funny.

    Sheperds speech to Sumners family was also a nice touch. They definetly could use Sumner at a time like this.

    A nice Bates and Ford moment too. I am starting to think that these two are relative equals in terms of ranking (although Ford is an officer, you could say he outranks the enlisted men).

    Teyla and Shep on the planet was kind of slow moving, too bad they didn't reveal the new Wraith weapon(?) though.

    I hated that weasel with the pony tail selling out Weir over a personal vendetta. Ford should edit all that **** out of the tape. I was hoping that guy was going to get axed soon. Oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Seven
    I hated that weasel with the pony tail selling out Weir over a personal vendetta. Ford should edit all that **** out of the tape. I was hoping that guy was going to get axed soon. Oh well.
    Ford might get Weir to look at the tape. Teehee.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by kodamawu
    it just reaked of voyager to me...
    Exactly! I thought it was like that Voyager episode where they could stabilize a wormhole for a few moments to send messages back to Earth ... and again when they each had 2.7 minutes to talk with loved ones back home.

    But the episode gave some good character development (well, except for Aiden as usual) and we were reminded of the horror of a wraith culling. What was that weapon Sheppard got a closer look at?

    Glad for the few seconds of crossover to let us know that SGC recieved the message.

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    Okay...I haven't seen the ep yet but I've seen the pics and read the transcript. Here's something a FRIEND of mine picked up on and I confirmed it with pics. <She has seen the ep>

    When Sheppard sends his message to SUMNER he's in front of one background. When he says "Goodbye" He's in front of a different background and to his right <As you're looking at him> in the background is the JOHNNY CASH poster/pic from his BACHELOR pad in the HOME ep.

    Inside Joke? Or what??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Seven
    Awesome episode! My favorite part was the Korean lady's sentiments about McCay that led to some hilarious flashbacks with him. His own monologue was equally funny.
    She was from the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan) if you look at the flag on her sleeve... but she sounded Korean to me as well... I laughed out loud everytime McKay opened his mouth in this episode except when he talked about his sister... that was very moving.

    "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth"

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    One of my favorite Atlantis episodes, and definitely the best clip show I've ever seen on Stargate, period. Mostly because it didn't feel like a clip show. It didn't feel like they had to make a cheap episode. The clips were just really short flashes, fit the story very well. And there was still a lot of new off-world action, something you just don't see in your average clipshow.
    I like how McKay shares his feeling for Sam, and then it turns out to be Sam who receives the transmission. I'd love to have seen her reaction to his declaration of love! (Not in a shipper sense, mind you, but it really shows to me how much McKay has already changed; he'd never have said stuff like that a year ago. So I'd like to have known if Sam would've been as surprised about it and realize this is not the same McKay anymore... or if it is, that he's finally allowed himself to show more of his emotional side.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quetzcoatl
    - The Wraith Armada!! Three raging hive ships (anyone else think they looked like wraith darts on Naquadah-enhanced steroids?), the battle cruiser type deals, and a boatload of darts! I can't WAIT for the freaking SIEGE!
    Actually, the Hive Ships and Cruisers looked a lot like the Republic Cruisers from Star Wars: Episode 2 to me (ragarding the shape at least).
    Truth is relative. Pick one that works

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartoufMarty
    Zelenka did at some point say, "I can't tell you this, but..."

    My mom speaks quite a bit of Czech and Russian and Ukranian (grew up with those languages basically) and she was listening to it and doing a bit of translating.
    I do not speak Czech, but I can certainly say that I spek fluent Polish , which is similar. I have tried a few times to find any phrase that I did not understand long enough to be this part but could not. Could you pinpoint it for me?

    BTW, did your mother, by any luck, understood what Zelenka said in the "The Brotherhood"? I couldn't understand him at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quetzcoatl
    Aside from a few inconsistencies in SG-1, it appears that wormholes can be powered from EITHER end. However:

    1) The SGC can't generate enough power to sustain an intergalactic wormhole. If they could, they wouldn't need ZPM's so badly.
    Right.


    Quote Originally Posted by Quetzcoatl
    2) I don't think it works that way in the case of the SGC. It works with a DHD, because they have those fantastic power crystals and a way-beyond-everyone method of delivering the power. It would work with the mist planet from "Home", because the mist is all around the Gate and the Gate is a superconductor. I don't think the Gate would be able to "suck" power from the transformers and other electrical jibjab in the SGC, even if there was enough.
    Not quite right, I think. Thor on one occasion showed up through a Stargate instead by a ship and when he dialed in the power in SGC have been drained. My guess is it has been an additional power needed to maintain the wormhole. The Asgard must have something special powering their gate or Thor wouldn't make it back.

    I'd say that the naquadah generator(s) are powerful enough to dial another galaxy but not to sustain the wormhole longer then few seconds unless the other gate can draw power from some other source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Seven
    I hated that weasel with the pony tail selling out Weir over a personal vendetta. Ford should edit all that **** out of the tape. I was hoping that guy was going to get axed soon. Oh well.
    No, why? On the contrary, they should do everything to assure that O'Neill will get this message. Whole and uncut. And then find a way for them to meet face-to-face...

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