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Old December 18 2012, 02:03 PM   #511
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Re: teacake does Stargate: punch it

I remember being shocked - nay, gutted - at death as well first time I saw series. Am also curious about reasons why. Still, it's always a brave move when long-running series knocks off popular character, so kudos.
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Old December 18 2012, 03:04 PM   #512
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The Heroes two parter is perhaps Stargate at it's best in my opinion. All of the action and drama and lulz, with some serious philosophical and moral ponderings too. The ground battle scene was amazing as well.
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Old December 18 2012, 03:34 PM   #513
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This is very sad. Did the actor want to leave? She was really a delight and quite slashy with Carter a lot of the time.
So the story goes, at the time the episode was written everyone thought season 7 was going to be the last of the series, so the thought was "let's kill someone important," and Dr Fraiser was the one chosen. Ironically, it was during filming of Heroes part 2 that word that the show was picked up for an 8th season came through. The writers have said that had they known when the episode was written that there was going to be an 8th season they wouldn't have killed her.

Still, this I think that was one of the episode's strengths. Death is an unfortunate reality of military life, and very rarely is it going to be some random guy you never got a chance to know. This episode does an excellent job of depicting what that's like for everyone to have lost their friend of co-worker in the line of duty. I particularly like Hammond's speech about how officers are supposed to be detached from those they command, but that sometimes you can't help it but end up getting close to those under your command.

The Heroes two parter really does stand out as one of the best in the Stargate franchise, and the one which perfectly represents it. It is both funny (in part 1) and serious (in part 2).
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Old December 18 2012, 11:44 PM   #514
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In some ways this almost guaranteed that T.J. on SG:U was never going to die!

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Old December 19 2012, 12:22 AM   #515
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In some ways this almost guaranteed that T.J. on SG:U was never going to die!

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Old December 19 2012, 12:31 AM   #516
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Old December 19 2012, 12:51 AM   #517
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I forget how to do spoilers, but if the cure involved the stones I would throw a tomato at my screen.
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Old December 19 2012, 01:20 AM   #518
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The stones were a terrible idea. I feel like all they did was suck the tension out of them being so far away from earth with no way home. Even on VOY when they got to communicate with earth finally it was in snippets, they had to draw lots for when they could have their one minute contact. Not walk around for entire episodes working out their absolutely boring relationship issues while in someone else's body. It ruined the suffocation and isolation of being on that ship with a small group of people that didn't much care for each other and didn't know if they would survive much less go home.

And the possible sexing it up element of stone sex was just icky rather than kinky, very flat scenes.
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Old December 19 2012, 02:02 AM   #519
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Yeah, it was worse than having virtually an entire season of TNG set on the holodeck. If the writers really needed communications back to Earth, they should've used the more limited device the Tolans used to contact the Nox.
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Old December 19 2012, 02:24 AM   #520
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In some ways this almost guaranteed that T.J. on SG:U was never going to die!



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The stones were a terrible idea. I feel like all they did was suck the tension out of them being so far away from earth with no way home. Even on VOY when they got to communicate with earth finally it was in snippets, they had to draw lots for when they could have their one minute contact. Not walk around for entire episodes working out their absolutely boring relationship issues while in someone else's body. It ruined the suffocation and isolation of being on that ship with a small group of people that didn't much care for each other and didn't know if they would survive much less go home.

And the possible sexing it up element of stone sex was just icky rather than kinky, very flat scenes.
I was never against the concept of the stones as keeping everyone in contact with Earth. It was the sloppy execution, specifically that everyone was apparentally told about the Stargate's existence. And everyone except Eli's mother just accepts that a complete stranger is their spouse/partner/child. And the less said about stone sex...
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Old December 19 2012, 02:37 AM   #521
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Yeah they accept it and aren't even stiff around them! It makes little sense. Maybe you'd get used to it after quite a long time, but right away you're hugging them and joking around.

Just saw this..

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Old December 19 2012, 02:45 AM   #522
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Why was Teal'c's soul patch light brown when his eyebrows are black? For that matter, when Chris Judge has hair, his hair is black.
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Old December 19 2012, 02:51 AM   #523
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I thought that patch was greying beard hair. The beard often goes grey years before head hair.
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Old December 19 2012, 04:09 AM   #524
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I remember being shocked - nay, gutted - at death as well first time I saw series.

I remember feeling the same way. This was probably one of, if not the last time I was totally unspoiled for something like that.
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Old December 21 2012, 12:56 PM   #525
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Sorry to spam again, teacake, but liked this (recent?) pic of Manda and Teryl from her twitter. They're so cute together . Interesting they've swapped hair color/styles.
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