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    Default Michael Shanks on Zats

    "The idea of brandishing a penis at the aliens wasn't at all appealing to say the least."

    I just had to share. I wonder if this had a hand in why zats were never used in SGA.



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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by StargateMillennium View Post
    "The idea of brandishing a penis at the aliens wasn't at all appealing to say the least."

    I just had to share. I wonder if this had a hand in why zats were never used in SGA.
    I saw that video last week. I laughed so hard. But yea, this explains why they weren't used as much. It's also the first time i learned about the little movement it makes during firing.

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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    I thought they weren't used in Stargate Atlantis to maintain some sense of the show's own identity. Can't recall where I heard that, though.

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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Fun thing, I always kinda liked the zat's. But at the same time, I thought they were kinda dumb, because of that said thing: One stuns, two kills and three makes the body disappear.
    Never watched SGA, so I can't say anything about why zat's weren't used in that show, but I'm sure they had their reasons not to use them...



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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    I always noted that Daniel never carried a zat but I always figured it was just a choice to add a little variation to the group.
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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by StargateMillennium View Post
    "The idea of brandishing a penis at the aliens wasn't at all appealing to say the least."
    And we'll never look at a zat quite same way again....

    Thanks for that image, Michael.
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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
    Fun thing, I always kinda liked the zat's. But at the same time, I thought they were kinda dumb, because of that said thing: One stuns, two kills and three makes the body disappear.
    Never watched SGA, so I can't say anything about why zat's weren't used in that show, but I'm sure they had their reasons not to use them...
    Well they kinda had a ton of Wraith stunners around...

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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
    Fun thing, I always kinda liked the zat's. But at the same time, I thought they were kinda dumb, because of that said thing: One stuns, two kills and three makes the body disappear.
    Never watched SGA, so I can't say anything about why zat's weren't used in that show, but I'm sure they had their reasons not to use them...
    To be fair, they did get rid of the third shot thing pretty quick. That disappears after 1969. TPTB thought it was stupid too.

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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by Chaka-Z0 View Post
    Well they kinda had a ton of Wraith stunners around...
    Well, if that's the case, it makes sense. It's actually no-brainer. And it probably fits the theme of that show better, than zat anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by Elite Anubis Guard View Post
    To be fair, they did get rid of the third shot thing pretty quick. That disappears after 1969. TPTB thought it was stupid too.
    Ah, now thinking of it, yes. they did. I haven't watched Stargate for over a year, so didn't really remember that. Might need to re-watch them again...



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    Quote Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
    Ah, now thinking of it, yes. they did. I haven't watched Stargate for over a year, so didn't really remember that. Might need to re-watch them again...
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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    I saw that and I was laughing my ass off

    Falcon Horus you're right... I cant see the zat the same way now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sakura View Post
    Falcon Horus you're right... I cant see the zat the same way now
    I just rewatched Prodigy which prominently features the zat, and I constantly kept hearing Michael in my head.
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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
    Ah, now thinking of it, yes. they did. I haven't watched Stargate for over a year, so didn't really remember that. Might need to re-watch them again...
    To be clear, it was never explicitly retconned. They simply stopped using anything beyond the first shot, never mentioned the 3-shot system again and eventually made a joke about it in a Wormhole Xtreme episode.

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    Falcon Horus you're right... I cant see the zat the same way now
    It's funny because on screen it seems like they did put some effort into hiding it's phallic nature. It's worst when viewed from the side, but most shots feature it from the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thekillman View Post
    It's funny because on screen it seems like they did put some effort into hiding it's phallic nature. It's worst when viewed from the side, but most shots feature it from the front.
    Which is funny in on itself, because I certainly never thought it looked like phallic.

    Does this proof my mind is simply not in the gutter that often?
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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Which is funny in on itself, because I certainly never thought it looked like phallic.

    Does this proof my mind is simply not in the gutter that often?
    I didn't realize it either until i saw the video.

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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by thekillman View Post
    I didn't realize it either until i saw the video.
    There, proof we don't play in the gutter...


    .... sort of...
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    The gutter is where we had our best times
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    Default Re: Michael Shanks on Zats

    Quote Originally Posted by jelgate View Post
    The gutter is where we had our best times
    Mmm... those were some really good times.
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