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    I just love this show!

    I'll start with the things that were a bit puzzling and/or felt a little out of place, since the rest of my post will probably be dedicated to as much praize as I can give without getting TOO exuberant about it. Probably.

    - McKay's reaction to Sheppard, Teyla and Ford's laughing at the beginning felt a bit overdone in terms of the writing. I seriously doubt that they would need to be reminded of how important the ZPM is to them. They know this already.

    - I also felt that Kolya didn't act as angry and as thirsty for revenge towards Sheppard and McKay as I would have expected, considering the events that took place in The Eye. Of course, he wasn't all heart either, considering he was more than willing to sacrifice the four of them, to get his hands on the ZPM. Still, I'm sure we've not seen the last of him, and that next time he shows up, he may skip over the banter all together and go directly for the kill. (No spoilers, just speculation on my part ).

    So. The banter. Gotta love that.

    Rodney's "My eyes? I need my eyes for seeing!" and the MENSA thing, in particular, was very amusing. Both JF and DH have such great comical timing together. They really are so much fun to watch.

    Zelenka was a joy in this episode as well. His reactions to New Guy Whose Name I Don't Yet Know But Whom I Nonetheless Like, were pretty funny. Even funnier still, when knowing what those lines translates into (thanks veneticuss ).

    I liked the special effects in this one a lot, too. The murky skies and the Wraith ships in the opener; and the Wraith dart flying over the city. Pretty nice.

    The fact that we lost Markham was surprising and made the threat all the more realistic. I'm of the firm belief that Atlantis is a much (well, relatively) darker show than SG-1 and I believe we've only scratched the surface on what kind of impact this darker element will have on the characters as the show moves into the next season. And the one after that. And so on.

    I did not mind one bit that they didn't end up with the ZPM. The twist with Alina was a welcome one; and a nice detour from the predictable storyline of "everything will work out fine here, just you wait and see". I LIKE that things aren't all tied up neatly in a bow by episode's end.
    Shin ~ def. A device for finding furniture in the dark.

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    Say cheese!

    PIGGY'S USELESS OPINION
    of 'The Brotherhood'

    Another new Atlantis ep, another newly-located ZPM escaping the grasp of our heroes. Dang it, I thought they'd actually maybe get it this time. I think "ARGH!" is the appropriate word. Hopefully, they'll get to keep one soon... If this particular storyline gets dragged out much longer, I'll go nuts.

    Kolya's back! That's cool because he's now the only established bad guy who has an actual history with almost every one of our heroes, so everyone has learned from previous experience what to expect. Or so they think. Or something. I dunno, I'm kinda tired from work.

    Cowabunga! Some random notes...
    - We lost a jumper! Oh, the outrage!
    - If I heard and remember correctly, one of the guys killed by the Wraith scout was a minor recurring character.
    - Three hive ships approaching Atlantis, eh? I guess this is where things start to build towards an end-of-season climax... (Actually, I suppose it really started last episode with the gate adresses for planets with ZPM's on them, which was carried over into this one.)
    - Bates and Zelenka and Beckett! Recurring characters galore! Oh, and Kolya too, I guess...
    - So what's happened to Zora? They mentioned her, but about the only thing we can conclude based on that piece of dialogue was that she hasn't been returned to the Genii.
    - So Sheppard made it a point to let Kolya live. Wonder if that will come back to bite him in the ass? Or will Kolya feel even the least bit grateful? Or will Kolya be in too much hot water with his boss now for it to matter?
    - I'm all for respecting the locals on the planets the teams visit and everything, but why they didn't get to keep the ZPM was just ridiculous. "Sorry, we're keeping it and hiding it from you, even though we have no use for it ourselves. Why? Just because."
    - I fully expect the Czech folks around here to tell us what Zelenka was saying...

  3. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ugly Pig
    - I fully expect the Czech folks around here to tell us what Zelenka was saying...
    *pssst* Piggy, here's a link for you.

    http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=7375
    Shin ~ def. A device for finding furniture in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liv
    *pssst* Piggy, here's a link for you.

    http://forum.gateworld.net/showthread.php?t=7375
    Thank you. That will teach me to post before reading after having been away for several days...

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    Mmmm....wraith dart and puddle jumpers flying through the city.....


    I can't believe they didn't get their ZPM. Oh well! You think the Ancients would leave some spare batteries IN Atlantis. Bah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mio
    Mmmm....wraith dart and puddle jumpers flying through the city.....
    That scene really gives a better sense of the scale of Atlantis, doesn't it?

    -IMF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mio
    Mmmm....wraith dart and puddle jumpers flying through the city.....


    I can't believe they didn't get their ZPM. Oh well! You think the Ancients would leave some spare batteries IN Atlantis. Bah!
    Nah, the Ancients couldn't have done that.

    It would have just made it far too easy if they did

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    RECURRING CHARACTERS! Yeah! There is nothing I love more! For once I actually saw the episode on time instead of about a year later thanks to newly intstalled cable TV. And that bad word I am not allowed to say here... .

    Bates is growing on me definitely. A lot of Zelenka! Him telling off that tech guy at the start for drinking stuff by the Ancients systems! Hee! And talking to Weir with the 'you are the loop' thing. That was very sweet. I think we got a glipse of Stackhouse too. The only bad thing on the minor character front is that MARKHAM DIED! Why did they have to kill him off, he was really cute! *end shallow moment*

    Yes, I have spent more time talking about minor characters than the actual main story... Well, that was good too. Scratch that. It was REALLY good. I think this has become my favourite. The MENSA thing, very funny.

    Only fault is that Kolya didn't die, dammit! As long as we don't see the Genii again for a long time, I don't mind, but so soon - my hatred of him is distracting me from the story.

    This is possibly the biggest post I've ever written and some how I managed to avoid talking about the main characters completely. Huh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teal'c
    Noooooooo!!! Markham died! MARKHAM!!!
    I met Joseph May doesn't even know they killed his character. And a Puddle Jumper too, they lost a Jumper! I wish Beckett got to blow that ship out of the sky, rather than it blowing up itself
    Quote Originally Posted by Major Tyler
    Markham was one of the few characters that we were kinda-sorta-a-little-bit getting familiar with and they killed him! I'm aching for a few more guest stars (like Siler, Harriman, Dr. Lee, etc.) that we can learn to love, instead of seeing different people everyday. I'm pretty sure Grodin and Zelenka are safe since they add the international flavor, but I sure hope that they don't kill Bates or Stackhouse!
    I am still hoping against hope that he bailed out, fell into the drink and he's floating somewhere in the Atlantean ocean supported by a driftwood or swimming towards the mainland...
    I believe in miracles...

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    Rather nice episode - it got me really exciting for the final episodes
    What surprised me most was Koyla - he didn't annoy me at all - which I wouldn't have expected because usually I dislike anything that has got to do anything with the Genii - well maybe it's just the Colm Meaney character (though I like Colm as an actor )

    And yeah, it was great to have all these minor characters back - loved the Czech quote

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaBlu
    And it was another episode where we didn't win! And McKay got another fantastic line:

    "Give me a knife." *silence from badguys* "You all have guns. Give me a knife."
    hehe i loved that part..and what about the hand gesture he did after he said that? awesome
    and what the hell is MENSA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfF3nSiV3
    and what the hell is MENSA?
    An organization made up of extremely bright people.
    http://www.mensa.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfF3nSiV3
    hehe i loved that part..and what about the hand gesture he did after he said that? awesome
    and what the hell is MENSA?
    Mensa International is an organization for people with High IQ's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joanne1138
    RECURRING CHARACTERS! Yeah!

    Bates is growing on me definitely. A lot of Zelenka! Him telling off that tech guy at the start for drinking stuff by the Ancients systems! Hee! And talking to Weir with the 'you are the loop' thing. That was very sweet. I think we got a glipse of Stackhouse too. The only bad thing on the minor character front is that MARKHAM DIED!
    I think all we missed ws Grodin. Stackhouse was standing behind Bates in the control center after the dogfight, but he didn't have any lines. Maybe they're trying to tame his "Minnesota" accent before he gets to speak again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IMForeman
    Mensa International is an organization for people with High IQ's.

    -IMF
    who..then i think they're looking for me

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    Hehe. Can anybody say "Da Vinci Code"? I think this episode really had that kind of flavour (and if you haven't read that book you're really missing out). I loved the whole treasure hunt thing It really was a quest for the Holy Grail
    McKay was hilarious, as usual. I liked the fact that it ran in parallel with a whole other plot going on on Atlantis too. And of course Carson piloting Jumper 2. hehe "I'm a doctor not a fighter pilot!". And also, Sheppard showing impressive mathematical skills (although...I could have figured that one out by myself...we used to do that stuff in class when I was a kid).
    It really was a good episode.
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    Well, I think poor Markham is toast, fish food, etc. He's a goner unless he beamed out, which they didn't do, and the only other beaming would be to the Wraith dart, and well, I'd rather get blown up!

    On the other hand, Zelenka is alive, so is Stackhouse, two of my favorite supporting characters. But sigh... but somebody will eventually die, as long as it's not any of our main and main supporting folk!

    Good episode otherwise.

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    I've started a "Sgt. Markham Mourning/Appreciation Thread" if anyone cares to post on it. Just click on the picture of Sgt. Markham below for the link...


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    I didn't see it as being remotely Da Vinci Code-like. Probably because it's such a recent phenomenon and the puzzle-solving thing goes way, way back.

    Does anyone know the name of the Coffee Guy at the beginning? He was funny, but he also looked really familiar. As soon as I saw him I thought, "Hey! I KNOW him!" Can't place him, though.

    The Zelenka stuff was great. The Czech gripe and the "You are the loop" thing are both classics. Think I'll go along with whoever said he has a crush on Weir. How cute.

    Love McKay, of course, and all his snarky glory. Also loved how he became all flustered and incoherent over the girl. He's even worse than Zelenka.

    Good plot development stuff. The Genii should be a very frustrating and annoying people because they're so one-note, but I actually kinda like them. So far. They found a ZPM but once again it slipped through their hands. *sigh* Maybe McKay can go back and beg for it. hehe What was the comment on what was wrong with the other locations of the ZPMs?

    The MENSA stuff was funny, but I'll hold my applause until I'm sure they aren't going to do to Shep what they did to O'Neill and make him a moron under the pretense of "he's just pretending to be dumb." *rolls eyes*

    Markham. That's just sad. Why couldn't it be random names instead of characters we've actually met? TPTB seem keen to add loads of new characters to the show, I hope they aren't planning to kill off loads, too, in order to make room for the new guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ugly Pig
    Say cheese!

    PIGGY'S USELESS OPINION
    of 'The Brotherhood'

    Another new Atlantis ep, another newly-located ZPM escaping the grasp of our heroes. Dang it, I thought they'd actually maybe get it this time. I think "ARGH!" is the appropriate word. Hopefully, they'll get to keep one soon... If this particular storyline gets dragged out much longer, I'll go nuts.

    Kolya's back! That's cool because he's now the only established bad guy who has an actual history with almost every one of our heroes, so everyone has learned from previous experience what to expect. Or so they think. Or something. I dunno, I'm kinda tired from work.

    Cowabunga! Some random notes...
    - We lost a jumper! Oh, the outrage!
    - If I heard and remember correctly, one of the guys killed by the Wraith scout was a minor recurring character.
    - Three hive ships approaching Atlantis, eh? I guess this is where things start to build towards an end-of-season climax... (Actually, I suppose it really started last episode with the gate adresses for planets with ZPM's on them, which was carried over into this one.)
    - Bates and Zelenka and Beckett! Recurring characters galore! Oh, and Kolya too, I guess...
    - So what's happened to Zora? They mentioned her, but about the only thing we can conclude based on that piece of dialogue was that she hasn't been returned to the Genii.
    - So Sheppard made it a point to let Kolya live. Wonder if that will come back to bite him in the ass? Or will Kolya feel even the least bit grateful? Or will Kolya be in too much hot water with his boss now for it to matter?
    - I'm all for respecting the locals on the planets the teams visit and everything, but why they didn't get to keep the ZPM was just ridiculous. "Sorry, we're keeping it and hiding it from you, even though we have no use for it ourselves. Why? Just because."
    - I fully expect the Czech folks around here to tell us what Zelenka was saying...
    yeah why did they not take it damnit!!! well, they can go back for it next time.....i guess its another episode. what about the other gate addresses that had zpms?

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