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First off, you all were right, the third episode of SG-1 blows. It reminded me of Farscape’s ‘I, ET’. I don’t know if it’s a need by the show runners that after they introduce us to the characters and premise they feel they have to give us something familiar and 'Look! We're the aliens!'. This would be ok if they did something original with the material. Watching an hour of a society dominated by males with the women are on par, at best, with the livestock is not my idea of fun. I’ll give the ep and series credit for one thing though, throughout most of the episode is the threat of Sam being violated sexually and they don’t make light of it.

Oh, and a question which I probably know the answer to. How come in the pilot episode they need Daniel to translate and here we are two episodes later and everyone speaks English? Which is probably why in ‘Wormhole Xtreme’ we have Martin asking of a set decorator in regards to aliens, “You think they eat apples?” And the response, "Why not? They speak English?"

‘Wormhole Xtreme’ had many clever moments, but it paled in comparison to ‘200’ which, even having only seen about 30 episodes of the series, I will state is the BEST EPISODE EVA!

the Ewoks</strike> the Furlies! Nice touch using the same affect that was used in ‘Return of the Jedi’.

A series that lasts three episodes but becomes a big hit on DVD and a movie gets put into development. Hmmm, I wonder what they could be referring to?

"Just bring in another lead character to replace him." Hee! Poor Cam. He was so dumped on in this episode. Though after coming up with the big zombie intro and forgetting about the rest of the team, he may have deserved it a little.

Vala is asked to pick a more obscure piece of fiction and selects…..Farscape! I’m still trying to wrap my head around Vala watching Farscape *and* picturing herself as Aeryn. Someone could write an essay on that – not me. As much as I would have loved a Ben/Claudia as John/Aeryn moment, I think it may have been too much. And Michael could not have pulled off the other characters. There, I said it.

Sam and Daniel trying to convince Cam he’s Jack’s son was a hoot. Though Mitchell is 36? Whatever.

After Jack's intro...

"Nobody will see that coming."
"They’ll be spoilers."
"Are you kidding? It'll be in the commercial."

Heeee! This exchange comes second only to the Farscape inclusion in head spinningness. The mention of spoilers on a show that is so heavily spoiled coupled with Daniel’s acknowledgement of the rampant interest in Jack/Daniel and I’m sure a few blogs exploded Friday night.

Jack’s ‘One more jaunt through the old orifice’ seriously needs to be on an icon.

Ok, I wasn’t watching the show at the time, but I’ve heard the critiques of RDA’s final season on the show so I could appreciate the ‘phoning it in comment’ as well as Michael/Daniel’s TV counterpart explaining why he left the show and why he came back. Hysterical.

In non-SG1 news, I saw Little Miss Sunshine yesterday and OMG YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE! It’s the funniest film I’ve seen since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. The final scene had me laughing so hard I had tears running down my face and my friend S may have pulled a muscle. Excellent cast all around and while Greg Kinnear will usually convince me to see a film, the standouts for me were Abigail Breslin who comes off as a real little girl and Steve Carell who has the funniest running motion I have ever seen.

I see Snakes on a Plane may tank. MUWAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

HAPPY (slightly belated) BIRTHDAY! to keswindhover. I didn't forget! I just didn't post yesterday. Hope you had mucho fun. :)
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This would be ok if they did something original with the material. Watching an hour of a society dominated by males with the women are on par, at best, with the livestock is not my idea of fun.

Stargate does not do gender politics well, and it's really best for everybody concerned that they stay far, far away. Although, as you point out, they at least don't joke about rape. Ah, Stargate Atlantis, how you lower the bar on everything you touch. And the good news is that you've endured the worst episode for several seasons, easily.

How come in the pilot episode they need Daniel to translate and here we are two episodes later and everyone speaks English?

Yeah, don't even go there. That way lies madness.
Before I'd seen a couple of the recent SGA episodes, I wouldn't have considered "the show handles gender issues hamfistedly but it doesn't turn removal of sexual consent into a farcical romp, so yay!" a ringing endorsement. Everything's relative.
You know of one of the episodes of which we speak. There has since been another in which Rodney was, well, to say the butt of the joke might be considered in bad taste.
I guess I'm just one of those wacky people that doesn't think rape is ever funny.

You, me, and my entire Flist. I just find it hard to believe that the SGA writers are that clueless and insensitive.
Yeah, don't even go there. That way lies madness.

But, but...OK, I'll try to remember to turn my brain off while watching and not question the gaping plot holes.
I have seen maybe 3 episodes of SG-1 but I watched 200, anyway. I had no clue who Vala or the dude who replaced RDA were but still enjoyed it.

I'm the freak fan that loved the movie but hated the series go figure.

I loved the riffing on spoilers and the infamous Michael Shanks campaign. Yes, the "orifice" line was pure genius. I do know that the Jack/Sam shippers were somewhat displeased. Yeah, just a bit. :)
I only started watching for Vala and Cam because of my love of Claudia and Ben, but have a grwoing appreciation of the other characters, including RDA, now.

I liked the movie, but didn't feel it warranted a series - go figure. ;)

I do know that the Jack/Sam shippers were somewhat displeased. Yeah, just a bit. :)

Let me guess, because the wedding was a fake? Did people really think they'd get hitched? It's Stargate! There are no couples on Stargate!
Ive seen all 200 episodes, and that was pretty much the BEST EPISODE EVAH!

okay its not dramtic or got a gripping story but its the FUNNIEST!!!

I defy anyone not to laugh at, at least one part of that episode. The Farscape bit was just Genius (they all just spout swearwords!) and the jack invisible bit, and the puppets!!!! Ive not laughed so hard in a long time. The Furlings bit was done to tease the fans as they are a race weve been wanting to see for a long time, and when they do its as ripoff ewoks in a bad movie. Total tease!


Asgard Rygel. Yotz!!
Asgard Rygel deserves an icon too!

I did not know the Furlings are real. Now it's even funnier!

I was a little iffy on the puppets. I did appreciate what a great job it did laying out the shows beginnings and the cut strings kiliing them was priceless, but it seemed to go on for too long. I'd rather have had more 'Farscape'. ;)
I did love the Puppet skit, though I admit it was quite lengthy. Porobably to justify the cost (and the detail) of the puppets. It did throw out some gems though 'Im the general, I want it to spin!'

But yeah, More Farscape would have been awesome!
Because I was home on Friday night, I watched Stargate 200 despite never having seen a single episode of the series. It was fun! And maybe you can answer a question for me: is the actor who played the screenwriter (whose name I can't remember) the same actor who plays Carrie's gay friend (whose name I also can't remember) on Sex & the City?

It’s the funniest film I’ve seen since Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.

Gah! Okay, you've convinced me to see it.

Now we just need to get you to watch 'Galactica'. ;)

I'm not a big fan of SatC, but I've seen enough eps to confirm that the actor is one in the same.
I think I can honestly say I've never laughed so hard throughout a movie as I did through Little Miss Sunshine. And yet there were some wonderfully thoughtful, sweet moments, too. And then two seconds later, something crazy would happen and I'd be busting up again! Abigail Breslin was absolutely priceless. Was the theater packed when you saw it? I'm pretty sure it was sold out the night we went.

Steve Carell who has the funniest running motion I have ever seen.

OMG, no kidding!

As for Snakes on a Plane, I have absolutely no desire whatsoever to see that pisser of a flick. Bleh.
The theatre was not packed, but it was the first show and they put it in the largest theatre which kind of shocked me. It was a good size crowd, no one got up during the film, and everyone laughed where they should be laughing.

What makes it such a great move is that it brilliantly juggles laugh out loud comedy with the small, quite character moments. I loved the relationship that formed between Steve Carell's character and his nephew. And when the boy learns he won't be able to fly for the air force and is utterly devestated and no one knows what to do, it's his sister who just gives him a hug as if to say it will be all right.

And Greg Kinnear went from doing an excellent job at being an asshole (I wanted to throttle him in the doner) to being a loving and devoted son and father. I even likede Ms California who was enjoying herself during Olive's performance. ;)