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    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    All the more reason to stretch it out
    I'm not disagreeing with your logic but the reality of the situation dictates its BBQ time. I'd like to think the crewmembers are learning somes woodmanship while stoning back and not just making booty calls.

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    I can relate to Volker....that is why I liked this episode

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharaoh Atem View Post
    i was to busy watching raw but from that i saw i liked
    Heh same with me these past weeks with The Rock coming back.. but Raw is ##### without him
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    And yeah pretty awesome episode


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    Quote Originally Posted by zainea13 View Post
    this episode hit on something most others in this series don't. Nothing detracted from it. There were actually four storylines going, maybe five. tj, greer, volker, eli, and maybe rush. And they all worked together well, without trying to steal attention or one story being really interesting and the other being boring...
    too bad this quality of drama was not present in season 1

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    It looks like meat is back on the menu is from TLOTR.
    It's hard to believe that Eli didn't utter this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    too bad this quality of drama was not present in season 1
    Yeah, it's like they did the reverse of what you would expect. Started out with such a radical show and then eased back to a more typical drama with that special stargate originality... too bad they didn't start out with a more typical drama and then try some radical things. That way they have viewers hooked before you throw curve balls at them!

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    In all seriousness, it was good to see Greer not waste that sentient creature at the end. Who knows, quite likely none of them reach the gate if he wastes it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    In all seriousness, it was good to see Greer not waste that sentient creature at the end. Who knows, quite likely none of them reach the gate if he wastes it.
    i agree, as someone said earlier it humanizes him a bit. shows that while he is a hard ass, he has sympathy and understanding too

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    This thread is seemingly quiet. Perhaps the true blue SGU fans don't approve of this episode the SG fans seem to love.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    too bad this quality of drama was not present in season 1
    Right. I have no problem with drama, as long as it's done right, and doesn't interfere too much with the plot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    This thread is seemingly quiet. Perhaps the true blue SGU fans don't approve of this episode the SG fans seem to love.
    I'm both and I loved the episode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    This thread is seemingly quiet. Perhaps the true blue SGU fans don't approve of this episode the SG fans seem to love.
    I think SGU fans are SG fans. Stargate is Stargate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    And you would dead in a few weeks

    Given how vital protein is to the body it makes more sense to stretch it out
    Quote Originally Posted by sgc View Post
    We might actually find an answer next week. Although, the episode seems like it'll be pretty packed, I would guess that they are loosening rations for this instance, because they have been without for so long. However, they won't let everyone be pigs.
    Well it's not like they had a ton of meat from that one deer anyway. It's definitely not enough where rationing it would make much difference.

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    This was a nice episode. The Greer development was good. I know I'd be freaked out at waking up to nothingness. Then there's the fact that they finally get in deeper with TJ and Varro. Kind of wish that had happened earlier. Not so sure about the Volker/Park subplot, though. I think that relationship worked better when they were just colleagues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shan Bruce Lee View Post
    Well it's not like they had a ton of meat from that one deer anyway. It's definitely not enough where rationing it would make much difference.
    Every ounce makes a difference. Every ounce gives the body more energy
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    Now, this episode is pure Mallozzi, and I have my issues with his SGU episodes, and thus, The Hunt is no exception, though I did like it still.

    First off, I loved the Greer stuff - with the last three episodes combined with this one, we've got a solid character arc for him and his superman complex, and I like that he got his groove back there at the end by bagging a space deer. I liked that TJ got some more soldier-y moments too, and her telling off Reynolds for being such a defeatist was neat, and well deserving of a nervous "Yes ma'am" from the guy. Varro was good, and putting the Lucian Alliance in without shoehorning them in was good. It's good to see nearly a full season of development on that front come to this.

    I dug the Volker/Park thing because it was honest and it didn't come out of nowhere - hints of it back in Malice more than anything, which I picked up on there. Shame it ended how it did but I am so unsurprised it's not funny.

    Now, the issues: One is the fact we lost like five people out there in the hunt, and it didn't feel as impactful. When we lost Gorman to the water bug wind thingie a season and a half ago, it felt impactful because it affected Young despite it being an obvious redshirt situation. Every damn death similar to that has been felt so far - from Gorman in Water, Rivers in Incursion and the soldier lost in Malice. But this feels too throw-away, like an old school Stargate situation, and it didn't fit here in SGU. While the lost two Lucians were mentioned there at the end, it just felt... dismissed. Mallozzi, in other words.

    Now, my other problem: The Eli/Rush thing. I loved that last week Eli was beyond pissed at him, and Rush seemed to feel it there at the end. But this week? Nope, Rush decides to be cartoon-y and trap Brody in a stasis pod to teach Eli a lesson. While I can have a good laugh at that, it didn't feel like the natural way to go on from the dark place last week left us on. Like, at all. Again, it felt dismissive and iffy for SGU, and it seems clear that the intention was to not bother with Eli having any more rebellious thoughts against Rush despite the fact he is completely right to, because oh ho ho let's all have a laugh about Brody and Eli being inferior to Rush and as such we should skirt over the serious issue with humour. Didn't sit right.

    I still liked the episode, in the same way I liked Space, the Incursions, Awakening and Resurgence... But I don't love them, and I don't love this, mostly for the Eli/Rush thing. Resurgence actually made me think a bit more positively about Mallozzi's writing because of the Eli/Rush scene there, but here in The Hunt it's all humour and un-SGU-y resolution to what could've been the start of a darker path for Eli or another rival with Rush in a different way to Young.

    I don't know, maybe it'll come back around in one of the last episodes, but I'm not expecting it to at all.
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    Nice episode.

    Volker's responses to the guy in pain (I forget his name) was too funny. At first, I thought Volker treated him that way because he felt that guy wouldn't give up his kidney and held a grudge but it became clear it was all about Lisa. Too bad he has the "shoulder to cry on" label.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morrismike View Post
    too bad this quality of drama was not present in season 1
    Season two is definitely better (as it should be). But SGU season one was still quality drama nonetheless and gets props for the chances it took. Most importantly none of these strengthening of bonds and relationships amongst the SGU characters would come across so splendidly if it were not for the conflicts and struggles in season one. The people aboard the Destiny had to EARN each other's trust. It didn't come over night. It came across more realistically, more organically. Kudos to the writers for that. And kudos to the writers for having the majority of this second season all lined out before the first ep of season two even aired. They had a plan for how they wanted to tell this overall story. Even if it didn't work in terms of generating big ratings I don't think there is any shame in their attempt. Nor do they deserved to be constantly bombarded by Stargate franchise absolutists who hate anyone messing with the formula of their beloved mix of mindless adventure stories, inconsequential character growth and sophomoric humor that, to some of us at least, weighed down Atlantis. These same folks writing for SGU wrote for the previous series so they didn't forget anything. They simply wanted a different approach. No crime in that. If people didn't like it they had a right to not watch it. But for them to react as if SGU raped their childhoods (thanks, Aint It Cool News) and to then go on childish rampages was a bit much.

    And some folks, after seeing an ep of SGU that they admit to liking, have to stop with the nonsense of saying it "finally felt like Stargate, blah, blah, blah." Not only is it tired and worn out, it’s also inaccurate. I watched enough of SG1 and SGA to know that SGU feels nothing like those series (for better or worse). SGU's approach is always more realistic and always more character oriented. Some directors who worked on the first two series have even said as much. And while enjoying the previous two series they nonetheless liked the type of approach too. It felt fresh to them and they seemed to believe the franchise was progressing forward by going in this route. I guess they overestimated their fanbase’s likelihood of enjoying that journey. Oh, well.

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    One thing I like is that we get to see them actively exploring the ship. I always felt they just stopped exploring Atlantis after awhile so this was cool for me to see.

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    i too loved seeing them exploring the ship, i still want to know what was in that crate that eli opened!

    i almost died laughing at that ridiculously subtle smirk that Rush had after Eli told him that he was grabbing something to eat!

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