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View Poll Results: Grade The Greater Good
10 Chevrons – Out of this Universe 25 42.37%
9 Chevrons – Beyond the known Galaxies 18 30.51%
8 Chevrons – In the Milky Way Galaxy 12 20.34%
7 Chevrons – Within our Solar System 2 3.39%
6 Chevrons – Can’t get past Earth (Average) 1 1.69%
5 Chevrons – No flying machines at all 1 1.69%
4 Chevrons – Pre-Industrial 0 0%
3 Chevrons – Dark Ages 0 0%
2 Chevrons – Throwing rocks and stones here 0 0%
1 Chevron – Cannot Establish Lock 0 0%
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Old November 12 2010, 03:08 PM   #181
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Re: SG-U – The Greater Good - (2x07) - (Discuss – Grade | SPOILERS)

I'm willing to bet T-Bag's guard is dead and he escaped to stop Ginn from telling anything about LA plans.

That being said, if Ginn is truly dead ...
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Old November 12 2010, 03:27 PM   #182
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8. This one was really pretty good! It focused more on the adventure of their situation and less on the characters. That worked out pretty well. They way they handled the LA guy running into Guinn was pretty clumsy. It was as if he had no escort. It was weird.

It's nice to know what the general mission of Destiny is. They should focus on that. Instead, it looks like next week we get a tale of revenge. Kind of pedestrian compared to Destiny's grand mission but we'll see.

It's too bad Guinn is killed, or at least her body. It was rather nice! This seems aimed at amping up the emo aspects, which is not what I want. So, I'm leary about that development.

Give me more like this week, please!

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Old November 12 2010, 03:41 PM   #183
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Great episode. I truly feel this should of been the final episode of season 1. If we could of squeezed out some episodes out of season 1 and put these in there instead then i feel the show would be in such better shape ratings wise.

Now we have a mission, and a crew in control of Destiny. Finally.
I totally agree with this. This series has too much filler. This was the logical end to season 1. If this were the first season finale, we'd all have been pumped up for season 2.

As it actually played out, I was not interested in the LA takeover bid and didn't really cared who lived or died. The resolution was OK but didn't take us anywhere.

Destiny's mission is where it is at!

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Old November 12 2010, 04:22 PM   #184
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Im too sad to put up another thread. What more needs to be said. I thought they be higher, way higher.
Why would they be way higher? The people who have stopped watching won't have any clue that this episode was great so that they could make a point to watch it. Shoot, the people who do watch don't even know that.

The ratings eroded over time as people slowly got burned out on the series. There will be no quick rebound. If the series actually improves, consistently improves not just occassionally, it will take awhile for the word of mouth to get out and for people to change their habits. It'll be a slow process.

This was just one good (maybe great) episode. We still have yet to see if they can sustain this level week in, week out. So, we're just at the very first step of that process.

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Old November 13 2010, 01:24 AM   #185
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No, it wasn't. .

Yes, it was. You want to act like a six year old, well, I can too. We obviously disagree and that's fine. But to act as if your opinion is the final law is juvenile. So...my OPINION stands. I found Air part three to be awesome and thought the excess Rush stuff got stale
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Old November 13 2010, 01:32 AM   #186
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I finally caught up and I really liked Trial and Error and love this ep! Finally the show is getting good. I just hope it's not too late.
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Old November 13 2010, 01:51 AM   #187
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Re: SG-U – The Greater Good - (2x07) - (Discuss – Grade | SPOILERS)

Did anyone else think one of the best lines was Eli's?

"You know, sometimes, with the stones, it's easy to forget you're in another person's body."

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Old November 13 2010, 05:21 AM   #188
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You know, this epsiode was actually somewhat decent. The plot itself was kind of generic, not much really happened, and I'm still a bit confused about what Destiny's mission actually is. But the episode is had some fun moments, like Wray finding Eli's t-shirt in Ginn's room, and Brody, Volker, and Eli discovering the bridge. Hell, even Robert Knepper had a line that made me smile ("this room's bigger than mine.")

I guess now that everyone else has found the bridge they can move out of that tiny and cramped control room and establish the bridge as their proper command post. Be all proper sci-fi like with Young in the command chair and everyone else at the various stations. It might actually be cool.

Once again, despite the aforementioned line, Robert Knepper is essentially wasted. One has to wonder why such a big deal was made out of casting him since he's done shit all in the episodes he's been in. It looks like next week he might finally be doing something, but so far he's been on the sidelines and practically non-existent.

Eli snapping at Dr. Perry about proper behaviour with the stones seemed unnecessarily harsh. While he might not enjoy the sight of his girlfriend making out with Rush, everyone else who uses the stones has sex with their lovers and indeed on one of the Kino webisodes we learn that the people on Earth who volunteer for stone swap sign forms agreeing to let their bodies be used in a sexual manner. So Eli has no right getting after Dr. Perry for doing what everyone else is allowed to do.
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Old November 13 2010, 05:24 AM   #189
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^ In fact, during a season one episode (the title of which I cannot currently recall), he seemed quite keen on having a similar good time with some girl at a bar while he and Chloe were both on Earth (or with Chloe, for that matter)... while in the body of some other person. Definite hypocrite moment, though I suppose hypocrisy is at least credible characterization.
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Old November 13 2010, 09:24 AM   #190
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The sex waiver stuff is so mind bogglingly stupid that they may as well just recton the whole bit. Eli and everyone decent is against even a little tongueless smoochy smoochy in swappy land. Ya know... because that makes sense. And Young didn't bang his wife while inside Lou Diamond Philips', i.e. his nemesis' body! Ya know, because that would be really stupid.

I'm not particularly excited about Destiny's mission. Maybe it's because at the start of the series the Ancients were all mysterious, and kind of interesting... and then that one episode they had LelooDallasMultipass ancient woman show up in the arctic or whatever and they rapidly devolved into a horribly cheesy and cliched sci-fi race. Stargate hasn't done mystery and intrigue well since pretty early in SG-1's run.

It better be one hell of a message embedded into the universe, but I'm not optimistic.

For some reason this is how I envision the final scene of the series:

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Old November 13 2010, 03:15 PM   #191
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The sex waiver stuff is so mind bogglingly stupid that they may as well just recton the whole bit. Eli and everyone decent is against even a little tongueless smoochy smoochy in swappy land. Ya know... because that makes sense. And Young didn't bang his wife while inside Lou Diamond Philips', i.e. his nemesis' body! Ya know, because that would be really stupid.
Well, the beauty of that sex waiver thing is that it happened in one of those webisodes no one saw, so unless it's actually played in an episode, it never happened.
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Old November 14 2010, 12:25 AM   #192
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Sex waver?
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Old November 14 2010, 12:31 AM   #193
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^ The "sex waiver" is discussed in one of the Kino webisodes, specifically #23: We Volunteer To Do This. Remember the Kino footage of Riley talking about "not being there" in the episode in which he died? That was originally webisode #30.
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Old November 14 2010, 10:33 PM   #194
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The sex waiver stuff is so mind bogglingly stupid that they may as well just recton the whole bit. Eli and everyone decent is against even a little tongueless smoochy smoochy in swappy land. Ya know... because that makes sense. And Young didn't bang his wife while inside Lou Diamond Philips', i.e. his nemesis' body! Ya know, because that would be really stupid.
Well, the beauty of that sex waiver thing is that it happened in one of those webisodes no one saw, so unless it's actually played in an episode, it never happened.
Doesn't matter if it wasn't in the show. Stargate's canon isn't even a fraction as strict as Star Trek. All produced content, whether it be on television, in theaters, on DVD, or online is canon. A large portion of the books and games are too.
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The sex waiver stuff is so mind bogglingly stupid that they may as well just recton the whole bit. Eli and everyone decent is against even a little tongueless smoochy smoochy in swappy land. Ya know... because that makes sense. And Young didn't bang his wife while inside Lou Diamond Philips', i.e. his nemesis' body! Ya know, because that would be really stupid.
Well, the beauty of that sex waiver thing is that it happened in one of those webisodes no one saw, so unless it's actually played in an episode, it never happened.
Doesn't matter if it wasn't in the show. Stargate's canon isn't even a fraction as strict as Star Trek. All produced content, whether it be on television, in theaters, on DVD, or online is canon. A large portion of the books and games are too.
Show me an official statement of that from MGM and I'll believe you.
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