Nov 222014
 

avatar2 The Atlantis team follow in the footsteps of unit led by Major Leonard who has failed to maintain contact with the city, they find the dead bodies of some Genii soldiers as well as what appears to be a Wraith device emitting a mysterious signal and unfortunately nearby the dead SG team who it seems may have killed each other at least by the evidence of a video camera found at the scene. Rodney believes the alien device is capable of influencing the minds of those nearby but was damaged by the Genii and soon the reality for some members of the team begins to warp causing Ronon to see Wraith and John to believe he is back on activity duty in the middle east and as for Carson…

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He Shot Me!

Phantoms is a good action orientated episode and a side step away from the main season three arcs and while it doesn’t quite hit the quality targets we’ve come to expect it certainly has a lot going for it with some great cinematography and clever use of visual styles to aid in the story telling. Truth be told even with all the death there is quite a bit of dark humour in the episode something Stargate has always done well considering it’s family friendly leanings and yes McKay gets himself shot once again:)

So how great was it to have both of the original podcasts hosts back on the show?

It was good to have Scott return to the Gatecast here by meeting his one episode a year quota and I think given the right encouragement we can get him back for some more episodes next year and that invitation is of course open to anyone that wants to join us for a show, were close to wrapping up SG1 but lots of Atlantis over the next year and a bit then Universe and of course a few bonus shows along the way. It was a lot of fun to see how Twitter exploded last week, Dan seemed to be a very popular guest to have on the show so make a note to have him  back sooner rather than later but that aside we didn’t get any direct feedback but never mind the episode was a lot of fun to do. This weeks promo is for the Flash Pulp Podcast a show the presents short form audio drama and next week we will be looking at the Stargate SG1 episode The Quest.

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Nov 262014
 

Ryan Robbins
Ryan played Ladon Radim on five episodes of Stargate Atlantis, he also starred in Sanctuary (Henry Foss) and has had significant recurring roles on Hell On Wheels and Falling Skies and guest starred on Caprica, Continuum and Battlestar Galactica. He will also be appearing in the upcoming scifi series Ascension.  IMDB Twitter
Adam Harrington
Adam played Khonsu in the Stargate SG1 episode The Other Guys and a Gou’ald in Children of the Gods, he has also been in The Secret Circle, Dexter, Supernatural, The Mob Doctor, NCIS New Orleans and Castle. IMDB Twitter

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Nov 242014
 

Dwight Schultz
Dwight was The Keeper in the Stargate SG1 episode The Gamekeeper but is known for his time on The A-Team and Star Trek (TNG & Voyager). He has also done a lot of voice work for shows and games such as Ben 10, Chowder, Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Avengers Assemble. IMDB Official Behind The Voice
Danielle Nicolet
Danielle played Reese in the Stargate SG1 episode Menace and Caryn in Third Rock from the Sun. She has also appeared on Elementary, Family Tools and Warehouse 13 and has voiced characters on animated television. IMDB Twitter Behind The Voice

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Nov 232014
 

Salli Richardson-Whitfield
Salli played Drey’auc in the first season Stargate SG1 episode Bloodlines and went on to star in Eureka as Allison Blake and has appeared in Mercy Point, I Am Legend, Family Law, NCIS, Castle and The Newsroom. IMDB Twitter Official
Adam Lolacher
Adam played a Genii in the Stargate Atlantis episode Harmony, he also appeared on Flash Gordon, Fringe, Smallville, Being Erica, The Killing, Claddagh and Once Upon A Time. IMDB Workbook

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Nov 222014
 

So nice (always is) to see Salli Richardson-Whitfield on the small screen, she was excellent in Eureka as Allison Blake but only appeared once on Stargate SG1 in the first season episode Bloodlines playing Drey’auc the wife of Teal’c. Salli guest starred on the recent episode of NCIS “Alibi” playing the attorney Carrie Clark and had instant chemistry with Gibbs despite not being a love interest, not sure if that’s Salli or Mark:)

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Nov 222014
 

Richard Kind
Richard appeared twice in Stargate Atlantis playing Lucius Lavin in the episodes Irresponsible and Irresistible and was in the Stargate movie playing Gary Meyers. He has also starred in Spin City and has guest starred on Scrubs, Leverage, Burn Notice and is currently guest starring on Gotham. IMDB Behind The Voice
Mackenzie Gray
Mackenzie voiced Pahk’kal in Stargate Infinity and has also appeared in Man of Steel, Smallville and Fringe as well as providing the voices for a number of animated shows such as Iron Man: Armored Adventures. IMDB Official Twitter Behind The Voice
Reece Thompson
Reece was the young Athosian Jinto in Rising the Stargate Atlantis premiere, he has also had some guest spots on Jeremiah, The 4400, Motive, Almost Human and provided the voices for characters in shows such as Zixx and Trollz. IMDB Twitter Behind The Voice

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Nov 212014
 

Christian Bocher
Christian guest starred in the SG1 episodes Wormhole X-Treme, 200 and Shades of Grey and then on Stargate Atlantis in the episode Condemned. He has also appeared on The Dead Zone, Wolf Lake, Brimstone, The Collector and Andromeda. IMDB

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Nov 202014
 

Ming-Na Wen
Ming-NA played Camile Wray on Stargate Universe and Senator Michaela Wen on Eureka, she is now kicking ass and looking spectacular as Melinda May in Agents Of Shield.
She has also starred on ER, The Single Guy and Vanished. IMDB Behind The Voice Twitter Official
Laura Harris
Laura played Nola in the Stargate Atlantis episode The Game and has also starred in Dead Like Me, Defying Gravity and appeared in The Dead Zone, Warehouse 13 and 24. IMDB
Charles Payne
Charles was a guard in the Stargate SG1 episode Cold Lazarus and has also appeared in Andromeda, First Wave, Jeremiah, Highlander and The Dead Zone. IMDB

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Nov 192014
 

Kathleen Quinlan
Kathleen played Senator Michaels in the Stargate Universe episode Alliances and she has also starred in Family Law and had recurring roles on Chicago Fire, Prison Break and Blue. IMDB
Kristian Ayre
Kristian was Loran in the Stargate SG1 episode The Light and has appeared in Space Cases, The Dead Zone, Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy and ELF. IMDB Behind The Voice

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In Memory Of
Joel Goldsmith (Nov 19 1957 – Apr 29 2012)
Joel composed the music for Stargate SG1, SGA and SGU as well as Sanctuary, Witchblade and many other television shows and movies, he passed too soon but left a legacy that
will delights millions for years to come.

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Nov 182014
 

Tim Guinee
Tim played Tomin in three episodes of Stargate SG1 (Line in the Sand, Flesh and Blood and Crusade). He has also guest starred on Revolution, Fringe, Homeland, 24, Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and Hell On Wheels. IMDB Twitter Official
Ocean Bloom
Ocean was a Jaffa and a worker in four episodes of Stargate SG1 and has appeared in Psych and I Spy. She is a renowned health and fitness instructor and she has modelled and done some stunt work. IMDB Official Twitter

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Nov 152014
 

avatar2 The Odyssey arrives at the coordinates of a reported ORI supergate but they only discover a neutron star which affects the ships shields and sensors and then they come under attack by three alien starships, they evade but run into a minefield, a mayday is sent to the SGC who then lose contact. Onboard Anateo and his men murder Colonel Emerson to force Carter to remove the transponder and repair the damage to the ship and as the transponder broadcasts the position of the Odyssey  it allows Vala to use her contacts and secure a less than space worthy cargo vessel but before they make contact the Odyssey as indicated by the transponder moves and they follow, it leads them to a “chop shop” for spacecraft and Vala along with Daniel get captured leaving Teal’c and Cameron to devise a drastic plan to infiltrate the Lucian Alliance who were behind the ambush of the Odyssey. Cameron using the Reol chemical which when injected into a target makes them see who you want them to see plays the part of the major Lucian operative Kefflin who is a friend of Netan the current leader. When Teal’c is captured he is only saved from torture thanks to the intervention of “Kefflin” aka Cameron and things continue to go wrong when the bounty hunter/dodgy dude Tenat arrives and provides the location of the Odyssey but having seen Cameron before he confronts him and for a price agrees to go along with whatever deal Mitchell has got going. Meanwhile Sam has freed some of the captive crew and the retake the ship and Vala takes a risk in beaming Anateo off the bridge and out into space when the plan was to beam Sam to safety, it works but before they can get underway Netan arrives but again the Reol chemical comes in handy and the two Ha’tak begin firing on each other and the Odyssey beams Teal’c and Cameron aboard and jumps into hyperspace.

Oh, the Earth is now at war with the Lucian Alliance…

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Company of Thieves is another of the Lucian Alliance episodes but has a lot more meat on it’s bones, this is perhaps the first time we see them as a strong force with some very intelligent people in positions of power but without the communal self interest this “organised” crime syndicate are more interested in their own power bases and that provides the chink required for the SGC to pull their proverbial out of the fire. It’s a pity Anateo played by Rudolf Martin wouldn’t be returning, he played quite an entertaining villain and was perhaps more dangerous than Netan in the big picture but that was the problem, the tenth season had become an ORI arc and the alliance were really only a side show so they always have to be played down or a way found to negate their impact on the Milky Way while the fight for the galaxy continues.

Overall this was a fun and exciting episode, some good call backs and excellent guest and recurring actors, Teal’c got captured and tortured again and they even acknowledgment his issues with his role in these plans and of course the murder of Anateo was quite cold for a scifi show with a firm family audience, quite unexpected but probably deserved after he ordered the death of Emerson. We are going to see more of the Lucian Alliance in the years to come but they never really made their mark on SG1 and this was perhaps their best episode in terms of dramatic effect.

Dan LaRock joined us for the first time for Company of Thieves, he said he was nervous but came through the recording session with everything intact and I believe he will be very happy with the result, hopefully he’ll return at a later date and in that respect if anyone out there wants to join us for an episode then by all means get in touch, we’d love to have you on and we’ve proved timezones and locations can all be worked around. This weeks promo is for The Babylon Project and next week we will be watching the Stargate Atlantis episode Phantoms, we hope you join us for that and feel free to get in touch just as a few of you did by leaving comments on Facebook and Google+ for the last couple of shows, let us know what you think about the show and/or Stargate and if you spot any news we’d love to help pass it amongst the Stargate family of fans.

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