Jul 042015
 

avatar The team are investigating a very dense jungle/swamp world and John is certainly not a happy camper but Rodney makes a discovery of some crystal like structures that are emitting energy, John is still not impressed but for some strange reason reaches out and touches one and is thrown across the ground. Dazed and confused that take the now “dead” crystal and return to Atlantis where Dr Keller gives him a clean bill of health but as he leaves John touches Teyla and we see a surge of energy pass between them. That night Teyla has vivid and disturbing dreams about the Wraith, her father and John when he was infected by the iratus virus which makes breakfast with him and friends a little awkward. What ever returned to Atlantis via John having affected Teyla takes a bite out of Keller who is unable to save Teyla from giving birth (through her stomach) of an alien bug and Ronon who dreams of an empty Atlantis and then running from an enemy, Major Lorne is convinced John is a replicator and then Dr Heightmeyer dreams of being on the ledge of the tower and Teyla and John are with her, Teyla attempts to help her but John intervenes and the Doctor falls and soon after her dead body is found in her bed.

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It becomes clear an entity is able to move between people and subject them to their darkest nightmares maybe to take sustenance from the emotional energy and hormones created or maybe just for giggles however they determine that Rodney is it’s current host and they trap him in an isolated room and step into the dream using alien technology and together John and Rodney fight the creature in their dreams complete with clowns and whales.

Doppelganger is certainly a pretty episode, we get some good cityscape shots and some very creative work to enhance the dream sequences be they stylised or simple. It certainly a clever idea and maybe not the primary reason for this story in that we learn quite a bit about the characters or at least which fears are at their core, Ronon for example now fears being alone and the betrayal from people he has placed his faith in. It was also clever to have a character death and Dr Heightmeyer was established and Claire Rankin had given a performance that meant her characters death would twist the knife, it also ratcheted up the tension which an episode like this relies on to work. As for the final scenes with John fighting John they were very well do (lots of behind the scenes on the DVD/Blu-ray) and again when push comes to shove Rodney can develop a backbone made out of steel.

This weeks promo is for the Dark Matter podcast Because We’re Dangerous and next week we are going to take a look at the episode “The Travelers” and I make no bones about being quite pleased, a big fan of Jill Wagner. Many thanks for the Stargate chat over on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, again thanks to Ian for the itunes review and please feel free to get in touch with us and let us know what you think about our show and of course Stargate in all it’s forms.

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Jul 042015
 

Mike Banas
Mike was the editor for seventeen episodes of Stargate Atlantis and fourteen episodes of Universe, he has also worked on The Dead Zone, Cold Squad, Dead Like Me, The LA Complex and Continuum. IMDB Twitter
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Jul 032015
 

Rae Allen
Rae played Dr Barbara Shore in the original Stargate feature film, she has also been in Seinfeld, The Sopranos, Soap, NYPD Blue, Reign Over Me, The Fearing Mind and Grey’s Anatomy. IMDB

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Jul 022015
 

Saul Rubinek
Saul was the main guest star in the classic Stargate SG1 two parter Heroes, he played the documentary film maker Emmett Bregman and I don’t think anyone could have portrayed that character any better by displaying the character’s integrity in a believable fashion. For fives years he played Artie in Warehouse 13 and has guest starred on Fraiser, Eureka, TNG, Psych, Leverage and Person Of Interest. IMDB Twitter
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Jul 012015
 

Alan Ruck
Alan appeared just the once on Stargate Atlantis as Dr Fletcher in the episode “The Real World”. He is one of the most recognised actors on tv and movies having starred in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Fringe, Spin City, Bunheads and was the Captain of the Enterprise B. He is currently playing Alex Myers in The Whispers. IMDB

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Jun 302015
 

Terry David Mulligan
Terry played the Secretary of Defence David Swift in the Stargate SG1 season 1 episode The Nox. He has also appeared in 21 Jump Street, Millennium, The Outer Limits, Defying Gravity and Supernatural and now hosts Mulligan Stew and Tasting Room Radio. IMDB Official Twitter Tasting Room

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Jun 292015
 

Aleks Paunovic
Aleks guest starred three times on Stargate SG1 and Atlantis (Shaq’rel in Redemption 1&2 and Rakai in Reunion). He has appeared in Battlestar Galactica, Arctic Air, Flash Gordon, Psych, iZombie, The 100 and Hell On Wheels. IMDB Twitter Official
Bradley Stryker
Bradley guest starred in three episodes of Stargate Universe (Air 1, 2 & 3) as Curtis and also appeared on Fringe, Psych, Angel, Smallville, Arctic Air, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Supernatural and Red Widow. IMDB Twitter
Soon-Tek Oh
Soon-Tek played Moughal in the first season Stargate SG1 episode Emancipation. He has had a long career in television which includes roles on Babylon 5, MacGyver, Airwolf, M*A*S*H, Hawaii 5-0, Magnum and Charlie’s Angels. IMDB Behind The Voice
Mar Andersons
Mar played Major Green on two episodes of Stargate Universe (Air Part 3 and Earth) and appeared on three episodes of SG1 (Bob on Wormhole X-Treme! and Point of No Return and an Air Force Officer on Avalon Part 1). He has also guest starred on Supernatural, Shattered, Masters of Horror and The X-Files. IMDB

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Jun 282015
 

Jun 282015
 

Toren Atkinson
Toren played Scott Dempster on the Stargate Atlantis fourth season episode Midway. He also appeared on the shorts The Veil, Graveyard and has voiced animated shows such as Sword of the Stars, Fort Zombie and has also worked within the art and VFX fields. IMDB Twitter Official Podcast

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Jun 272015
 

avatar Ronon and Telya visit a small village after reports of three people who are reputed to be very efficient Wraith killers, it turns out they are all Satedans and as luck would have it friends of Ronon to boot. As you would expect Ronon is eager to have them return to Atlantis but it’s new commander Colonel Samantha Carter denies his request based on security concerns but a compromise is made when a plan is needed to infiltrate a Wraith science lab where experiments on breaking the Asuran (Replicator) code are being undertaken. Atlantis supplies a jumper and a team and together with the three Satedans they raid the complex but things soon go wrong and only Ronon escapes and we Rodney discovers that the three Satedans (Tyre, Ara and Rakai)  have betrayed them are working with the Wraith.

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Ronon along with some support return to the Wraith complex and he goes in search of his friends while the Atlantis personnel free the prisoners, they both learn of the betrayal and Ronon is shocked that after billions of his people died there were soldiers who took the silver coin of the Wraith and as emotions run high an epic three on one fight breaks out, then a knife is drawn and moments later two are dead with Ronon bruised and bloodied left standing as his true friends find him and they all go home only to find that Rodney has happily helped himself to an item Ronon left behind.

Reunion is a solid episode and continues the tradition of having the third episode in a season Ronon centric despite this being the first official episode broadcast that has Amanda Tapping bringing Sam Carter to take command of Atlantis. We’ve also seen other Satedans and truth be told when you add these three it has to be said those that survived (apart from Ronon) were not great examples of the compassion, integrity and courage we’ve seen from the big man. It was also good to see Jason get some good emotive dialogue delivered with gentleness, irritation and aggression when required. Lots of credit has to go to the casting department for the three guest stars who all brought something to their roles, they were all exceptional with Mark (Trye) bringing his stunt/fighting skills to the role and yes a tip of the hat to the director and camera operators for hiding Rachel’s baby bump and stuntwomen who allowed Kyra (Ara) to fight well as she was early into her pregnancy as well.
Overall a solid early season episode, lots of action and some great stunt work and background story padding coupled with the fresh start that Carter brings to the show.

Thank you to Brad for joining me this week (Alan was on hiatus again) and thanks to Ian for the five star UK itunes review, both of you are totally appreciated:)
This weeks promo is for Voices Of Defiance podcast which has returned and is taking a good look at the third season of Defiance currently airing globally on Syfy and its sister channels. Next week Alan returns and we are going to be taking a look at the fourth episode in the season “Doppelganger”, we hope you can join us for that and feel free to get in touch and let us know what you think of the show.

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Jun 272015
 

Emma Lahana
Emma played Ava Dixon on the Stargate Atlantis episode Outcast and has appear on Power Rangers DinoThunder, Hellcats, After Party, Arctic Air and Haven. IMDB Twitter
Paul Koslo
Paul was Terok in the Stargate SG1 episode The Serpent’s Venom and in his long tv and movie career he has been in Hunter, Robot Jox, Falcon Crest, The Flash, Hart to Hart and Roots The Next Generation. IMDB

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Jun 262015
 

Robert Davi
Robert played Commander Acastus Kolya in six episodes of Stargate Atlantis, he also starred in The Profiler and was a Bond villain in the movie License to Kill. He was rocking in Die Hard but now he’s combining his musical career particularly singing the tunes of Sinatra with his tv and movie roles. IMDB Twitter Official
Ian Tracey
Ian played Smith in the Stargate SG1 episode Prometheus and had recurring roles on Sanctuary, The Commish, The 4400, Bates Motel and Continuum. He also starred in Rogue, Intelligence and Da Vinci’s Inquest and more recently guest starred on Heartland, The 100 and Killjoys. IMDB

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Jun 242015
 

Nicole Muñoz
Nicole played Hedda in the Stargate Atlantis episode Epiphany, she has also been on Jeremiah, Tru Calling, Defying Gravity, Once Upon A Time, Chupacabra vs. the Alamo and plays Christie McCawley on Defiance. IMDB Twitter Instagram

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Jun 232015
 

Peter H. Kent
Peter played two roles on Stargate SG1 in three episodes, he was Bak’al in the episode Talion and Kintac in The Devil You Know and Jolinar’s Memories. He has also appeared on Andromeda, Smallville, Psych, Earthsea, True Justice, Alcatraz, Human Target and Super Heroes Don’t Need Capes. He has also done stunt work on Terminator 2, Total Recall, Twins, Air America and often doubled for Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Jun 222015
 

Benz Antoine
Benz played one of the drivers in the Stargate SG1 episode In the Line of Duty and went onto to guest star on The Outer Limits, Shattered, Rookie Blue and to star on Blue Murder and the current Canadian crime show 19-2 as Tyler Joseph. IMDB Official Twitter
Sarah Edmondson
Sarah played Natania in the Stargate SG1 episode Prophecy, she has also appeared on Andromeda, Continuum, Edgemont, Fringe, Psych and has voiced animated shows such as Max Steel and Inhumans. IMDB Official Twitter
Charles Zuckermann
Charles was a rebel soldier on the Stargate SG1 episode Icon and has also been in Special Unit 2, Fringe, Jeremiah, Arrow and Supernatural. IMDB Twitter Official

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