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8/12/13 5:51 P

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I don't remember the re-dubbing of Teal'c. I'll have to check it and let you know how I feel. I plan to watch all of my Stargate-related DVDs (all 10 seasons, the director's cut of 'COTG', both SG-1 movies, the 'SG-Atlantis' pilot 'Rising' (it's the only SGA I own) and the original film that started it all. Well, there goes my Fall! emoticon

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!


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8/12/13 9:56 A

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Since you're starting a rewatch, are you going to watch the original pilot or the redone one? I have both, and I understand why they redubbed Teal'c, but my favorite T line from original was ruined by it. It's when he is utterly vulnerable saying "I have no place to go."

I-I-I don't know, that's just how I feel about it. What do you think?

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L

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8/10/13 3:33 P

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I'm reviving this thread again (I forgot about it). I'm getting ready to begin watching all of my SG-1 DVDs from the very beginning. I don't plan to skip any episodes, even the ones that I don't care for much (there aren't too many that fit inthat category!). I'll post as I watch, but I'm really looking forward to 'Window of Opportunity', 'The Fifth Race', etc. all my favs.

'Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming -- WOW -- what a ride!


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9/13/12 4:16 P

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I'm bumping up this thread, because it's been a while since anyone posted in it. I'm not specifying a particular episode, but I always liked the ones where O'Neill and Thor could interact. You almost believed that Thor was a real 'person' and not a puppet. I read somewhere that RDA loved working with Thor.

(Not really on episode topic, but Amada Tapping tells a good story on one of the DVDs where she describes how they worked with the Thor puppet and the puppeteers. She said that there are a lot of good outtakes--I wish they would show some of them--where Thor was acting goofy and sometimes curse and they would have him put his hand on her rear--stuff like that. I'll bet they're hilarious!)

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12/20/11 10:42 P

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The ep with 'old Weir' is 'Before I Sleep'. It has a great scene when they're learning what happened the first time around when everyone died and McKay and Sheppard are doing this whole one-upmanship for who had the nobler death: black humor, which I love.

That line of Carson's is great. My fav from 38 Minutes is one I've posted severaltimes but bears repeating: "I apologize for being the only one who truly comprehends how screwed we are!". Teehee. Love McKay. Love David Hewlett.

I hope more people respond to this thread!

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12/20/11 8:14 P

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Good thread! (I've been MIA from SparkPeople for a few days, but I'm back!)

I think that some of my favorite episodes that I would list would have to include 'The fifth race'. It's the one where Jack gets the ancient database downloaded in his mind and he gets to meet 'Thor's people'. ("I've lost the falatus to speak properly")

I also liked 'A hundred days' (Jack gets stranded on the planet, has a little romance. There's also a great music theme for that one).

I guess a third one (without looking through the whole episodes list) is 'Upgrades' (where Jack, Daniel and Sam wear those funny armbands and get extra 'powers'). It's a fun episode, although I'm not a big fan of the Tok'ra that brought the armbands (Anise?).

I do like 'Window of Opportunity' a lot, too.

I don't remember too many of the 'Atlantis' episodes, since I don't have those on DVD and haven't seen them for a while, but I do remember '38 minutes'. (Beckett--in his Scottish accent--'I'm told you have something of a 'cling-on'') Hee! (I think that line's from that episode)

I also liked the Atlantis episode (I don't remember the name and would have to go look it up) where they find an elderly woman in stasis and it turns out to be Elizabeth. It's a good example of 'what if...' storytelling.


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12/3/11 1:09 P

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Yes, 'Window of Opportunity' is probably my favorite sg-1 ep. It's entertaining every time I watch it, it just doesn't get old. A story with levity and poignancy, it's also super quotable!

For Atlantis, I love all the Rodney-centric eps: Duet, Grace Under Pressure, Tao of Rodney, The Shrine, but my all time favorite is still 38 Minutes. It was an early episode, so they were still establishing character traits for everyone, and I love how they showed so much about each character. John, in dire straits, is concerned more about everyone else than himself; Ford is ready, willing, and eager to step up and take care of business; Teyla is strong and resourceful; and Weir is working hard to get every ounce of help for the team, to the point of cajoling and even threats. And McKay is the overtly whiny, self-absorbed character we loved to hate from sg-1 with the underlying strength of character portrayed so well by David Hewlett. Even earlier on in the episode, he'll give a concerned look at what's happening with Sheppard, and then further on as the time ticks away, he's no longer snipey or anything, he's just selflessly focused on working until the last moment to try to save them all. That sets up a basis for how that character is in any crisis for the rest of the series, and I just love him!

It would be easy to pick 'Seizure' as my favorite episode from SGU, simply because it has McKay in it, but that would be lazy. I had to look on gateworld.net to remember the episodes from SGU, since I only watched them once. I think it's a tie between 'Twin Destinies' and the two parter 'Common Descent/Epilogue'. I'd watched the first few eps of SGU when it started and then quit- we've had other discussions on the board (see the thread 'Is SGU Stargate?') about what aspects of the show I/we didn't like, so I won't repeat it here. When i learned that McKay was going to guest spot, I decided to catch a few episodes leading up to the one he'd be in to get an update on the mythology of the show. I started with 'Twin Destinies' and was surprised by how much better the show had gotten. There was a bit of humor, the characters other than Eli (who I loved from the start) were more likable than I remembered, and the story was good. I watched through the rest of season 2 and even went back and finally caught all of season 1. I still feel it lacked much of what made sg-1 and Atlantis such great shows, but by the time I got up to the 2 parter with the alternate history for Destiny's crew, I cared about those people. Most of them, anyway. Young never grew on me. In any case, the alternate history from 'Common Descent/Epilogue' was engaging and enjoyable. It gave a new layer to some of the characters as they became aware of what might have been, and for TJ, what would be. I regret that the show was cancelled just as it was finding its voice in that second half of season 2.

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12/3/11 11:35 A

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I think most people will answer "Window of Opportunity" for sg-1 (it's the season 4 'groundhog day ep when Jack and Teal'c are caught in a time loop and get to/have to do lots of things they would normally never do), but maybe there are some other favorites out there? Share which is yours! Give us a reason- a line or scene or just write whatever you liked about the ep.
Please feel free to give a response for each series or just one.
Let's get the team going on thie boards again!
-Liane


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