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The Sci Fi Mines

You know what's more grueling than 3 hours of SF with hardly any break? 3.5 hours of SF with hardly any break. Here be some spoilers for the 3 episodes that aired tonight in the US.



I hope BSG is going somewhere good with the Cylon "god thing." E was talking about how it seems they're working Baltar's ego with the whole "my submission to god makes me special" theme, and I suddenly realized how frighteningly like fundamentalist Islam that sounds. So I wonder if all the middle eastern sounding music is intentionally supporting that? Tonight's music sounded very Celtic. I expected to hear "The Man You Don't Meet Every Day" for a minute there.

Also, Starbuck is so, so, so, very, very hot. She may be the first unambiguous female woobie I have seen in any fandom. I find I kinda like watching her suffer. But enough about my twisted mental issues.

Oh. And President Roslin as the iconic High Priestess is sort of working for me.

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On Atlantis, we have three ships coming to destroy us. E points out that at the end of SG1 season one, it was only two ships coming to destroy us. But why nitpick?

Seriously, I was very happy to see a Teyla centric-episode. I really like Teyla. And I was dazzled by what happened to her face when the Wraith had control of her. *delicious shudder* Rachel Luttrel is a better actor than the scripts have given her room to be so far.

One more note: McKay/Zelenka is my Atlantis OTP. So married. I'm pretty sure the psychiatrist is a beard. Wasn't she dating a woman, anyway?

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The most significant point for me about Threads is the loss of Jacob. Oh, gods. The daddy-daughter thing always gets me, and Sam and her Dad have been through so much in the last few years. I'm going to miss Selmac specifically. I loved the way s/he kind of manipulated Jacob into reconciling with Mark way back when. I think I'd better move on before I lose it.

Oma? Such a greasy-spoon waitress. It's almost too obvious. And I truly think the ending of this ep would have been a great series finale. O-T-4! O-T-4!


That's all I've got for now. Good night, moon.

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revfish
Mar. 12th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
I defintely agree with your opinion of the SG-1 ending. I saw it and said, "They could just end it right now." They may have done just that before the show was renewed for another season. Now I can't wait for next week. We get to see Ra again. What I am wondering is if they were able to get Jaye Davidson back to reprise his role as Ra.
fenriss
Mar. 12th, 2005 06:33 am (UTC)
Hi, hon. I'll answer your thoughts with a spoiler for next week:
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Alas, Jaye Davidson has stated that he will never act again. He was the absolute best of the Goa'uld. Nobody after him was ever as creepy, menacing or sexy. So Ra appears in a mask the whole time, to preserve canon.

But, from what I've heard, I think you might be happy with the season ending.
revfish
Mar. 12th, 2005 06:39 am (UTC)
awww, that sucks. He was the best, I agree, even if he was pre-Goa'uld.
deifire
Mar. 12th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think the fundamentalist Islam thing is likely quite intentional, especially in light of the "Cylons as al-Qaida" talk on the miniseries DVD commentary track. I'm willing to see where they're going with it, but the religious/spiritual plotline is the one I trust the very least.
fenriss
Mar. 14th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Potentially incendiary. I reeeeeally hope they handle it delicately *is afraid*
tafkarfanfic
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:09 am (UTC)
Starbuck as Woobie? Holy hell, you're right!
fenriss
Mar. 14th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
She *totally* is. And she's absolutely tough enough that works just like it's supposed to.

Sigh. It's really perverse. I talk with E about how the writers probably have Daniel go through so much hell, because it's just what the fans want to see. And E says (voice dripping with sarcasm) "caaaaause, *everyone* hates Daniel." No, quite the contrary. It is because I love him so that I want to watch him suffer so badly. Good gods. Twisty.
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