May 302015
 

avatar Well here we are again for an end of season wrap up show, in this mighty endeavour (well not really) we take a good long look back at Stargate Atlantis season 3 with Brad who graciously offered to join us which normally means he gets up in the middle of the night, above and beyond as always. Thanks to everyone that joined us for this season of Atlantis (Brad, Shannon, Thomas, ScottShayne, Misa, Miles and Jeff) and all those who contributed via Facebook, Google +, Twitter and email as well as everyone who voted in the favourite episode poll.

We’ve included a bunch of promos in this episode so feel free to check them out and next week we return with our Stargate SG1 Season 10 wrap up show so stay tuned because when that’s been released we are diving into the fourth season of Atlantis and all the changes to the show that came with it.

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Poll Results…

  1. Common Ground
  2. Tao of Rodney
  3. McKay & Mrs Miller &  The Return Parts 1 & 2
  • Total Votes 60

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May 302015
 

Colm Meaney
Colm played Cowen in three episodes of Stargate Atlantis (Underground, The Storm and Coup D’etat) but made his name as Miles O’Brien in Deep Space Nine (173 Eps) and Star Trek The Next Generation (52 Eps) in tandem with a very successful movie career. He currently plays Durant in the excellent Hell On Wheels and starred in The Commitments and The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain and stars in the upcoming Childhood’s End scifi miniseries. IMDB
Brandon Blue
Brandon played one of the human/wraith hybrids in the Atlantis episode The Prodigal and has appeared on Smallville, 10.5: Apocalypse , The Secret and The Reagans. IMDB

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May 302015
 

It was great to see the legend that is Christopher Heyerdahl make a guest appearance on the season 3 finale of Arrow “My Name Is Oliver Queen” playing Damian Darhk’s Assistant and lets hope he returns for the fourth season, surely he’ll be in the show for more than this one short scene.

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May 302015
 

I’ve recently finished my Angel rewatch and enjoyed it perhaps more so than I did first time around and I had forgotten they tinkered with what could be viewed as a type of Stargate in the fifth season episode Hell-Bound :)

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May 272015
 

Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis guest starred in five episodes of Stargate SG1 as the Jaffa Gerak, it seemed like many more as his screen presence was a great boon to the show. He recently had a recurring role on Boardwalk Empire and has a long list of shows over the last few decades including The Powers of Matthew Star, Backstairs at the White House, Roots, An Officer And A Gentleman, Enemy Mine and of course Iron Eagle. IMDB Official Twitter
Tyler McClendon
Tyler played Kenny the wraith on Stargate Atlantis and eventually appeared on six episodes of the series and also played Lt. Banks in the Stargate SG1 episode Avalon Part 1. He has guest starred on Fringe, Eureka, Dead Like Me, Battlestar and Underworld: Awakening. IMDB
Ivan Cermak
Ivan appeared in two episodes of Stargate SG1, first as Captain Hagman in Redemption Part 1 and then Major Altman in Prototype. He has has also guest starred on Human Target, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Smallville and Fringe and now works in finance. IMDB Twitter

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May 262015
 

Musetta Vander
Musetta guest starred in two episodes of Stargate SG1, Shan’auc the Jaffa priestess in Crossroads and then as her alternate safe Shauna in The Changling. She has also guest starred on episodes of Star Trek Voyager, Babylon 5, Highlander, Buffy, Xena, NCIS and Transylmania. IMDB Twitter Official

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May 252015
 

Brandy Kopp
Brandy played a Marine in the Stargate Atlantis episode “Sunday” and she’s also been in Wolf Lake, Smallville, The 4400, Special Unit 2, Supernatural and Bitter Bartender. IMDB Twitter Behind The Voice Official
Michael Benyaer
Michael is a well respected voice actor as well having a good resume in front of camera, he voiced a number of uncredited roles on Stargate Infinity as well as providing voices on shows such as Robot Chicken, Reboot and GI Joe. He has also guest starred on Intelligence, Motive, Sanctuary and Olympus. IMDB Behind The Voice Twitter

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May 242015
 

Ron Blecker
Ron is former member of the United States Army and was a technical/military advisor on Stargate and appeared in three episodes of the series as a guard or marine (Lost City Part 1, Miller’s Crossing and The Siege Part 3). He has also worked on dozens of tv show and movies including Battlestar Galactica, Traffic, Harsh Realm, The Net, Taken, Shooter, I, Robot and Sucker Punch and operates a business which serves the movie and tv industry. IMDB Official Interview

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May 232015
 

avatar The new Apollo commanded by Colonel Abe Ellis arrives at Atlantis equipped with a weapons delivery system called “Horizon” armed with six naquadah enhanced mark 9 nuclear warheads, fly by data over the Asuran homeworld indicates they are building a fleet of ships and the belief is that their target will be Earth itself so a pre-emptive strike has been ordered by the President, SGC and IOA. The mission with reservations goes well with the vast majority of the targets destroyed but soon after an object appears in the Atlantis system and within a Stargate is activated, the “satellite” fires on the Apollo and the energy beam sweeps around to target the city from orbit and it soon becomes apparent nothing will stop this beam from wearing it the cities shields and destroying Atlantis. The single ZPM will not sustain the shield and even submerging the city only gains them a small respite but in an out of the box solution they drive an asteroid into the path of the energy beam and use the energy from the geothermal complex to initiate the star drive and launch the city. Initially it all goes well but the city starts to stall the shield is dropped and the city once agains powers upwards and as the leave the atmosphere the shield is once again raised but moments from full coverage the energy beam strikes causing damage to the tower. The city enters hyperspace but soon after the star drive shuts down and they are left floating in normal space light years from anywhere and anyone with no immediate means to call for help and with many injured including Elizabeth who is in critical condition.

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First Strike is a pretty epic third season finale and yet has no direct input from the Wraith which seems strange on the surface but it is part of the desire to deal with the Asuran “replicators” and we do get to see the ingenuity of the Ancients through their creation as they deploy a Stargate equipped satellite very very quickly which would in time have destroyed the city if not for the hail mary solution which itself has consequences. The episode also always a soft introduction to the new chief medical officer Dr Jennifer Keeler (Jewel Staite) and sets the stage for the departure of Elizabeth (Torri Higginson) as a full time character for good or bad depending upon your point of view. All that aside the writers and production staff put together a fantastic episode and there is no question a lot of money was spent especially as the episode is very effects heavy, you don’t get to see the city fly that often and well the final stunt work performed by Ky Furneaux doubling Elizabeth was if anything more impressive than any of the CGI. It was good to see the ship builders are still hard at work as the Apollo makes her debut along with her new commander Colonel Abraham Ellis played by Michael Beach and the dynamic was certainly an interesting approach to take but it made a lot of sense, the civilian and military will always be at odds over the Stargate programme.

First Strike is a great episode and gave us a quality cliffhanger as the fate of some characters and the city itself hangs in the balance.

So that’s the final season three episode done and dusted, thank you to everyone who has been directly involved or supported us via all the ways social media allows. Many thanks to Brad for joining us for First Strike and he will be back from the two wrap up shows the first of which will be for Atlantis and that is due to be released on the 30th of May. This weeks promo is for the Sci-Fi Movie Podcast who have just celebrated their 100th episode with a look at Return of the Jedi, great podcast well worth listening too.

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May 222015
 

Claude Knowlton
Claude played a doctor in the Stargate SG1 episode Avalon Part 1 and also made appearances on shows such as Just Cause, The Net, First Wave, Seven Days, Arrow and Rizzoli & Isles. IMDB Official Twitter
Kevin Minato
Kevin played a boy in the Stargate Atlantis episode Letters from Pegasus and has worked on some projects as a grip, camera operator and cinematographer. IMDB Vimeo Youtube

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May 202015
 

John Billingsley
John played the adorable Dr Simon Coombs in the Stargate SG1 episode The Other Guys and was fantastic as Dr Phlox on Enterprise. He recently starred on Intelligence and has guest starred on shows such as Masters of Sex, Bones, True Blood, 24, Prison Break, Scrubs and The Nine. IMDB
Tahmoh Penikett
Tahmoh appeared once on Stargate SG1 playing Third a human form replicator on the episode Unnatural Selection but he is in great demand on the genre market and can be seen recently on Continuum, Strange Empire and Supernatural. He made his name as Karl Agathon aka Helo on Battlestar Galactica and has also appeared on Arrow, Dollhouse, Riverworld, Smallville and Castle. IMDB Twitter
Leela Savasta
Leela played Captain Alicia Vega in the Atlantis episodes Whispers and Search & Rescue and Dr. Rafaela Esposito in the episode Tao of Rodney. She has also appeared on Smallville, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Cra$h & Burn and Psych. IMDB Twitter Official

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May 192015
 

May 192015
 

Jason Gray-Stanford
Jason guest starred on the Stargate SG1 episode Past and Present as Orner, he also starred as Lt. Disher on Monk and guest starred on Taken, The Outer Limits, Republic of Doyle, Mistresses, Millennium and supplied the voices for dozens of characters in many animated shows and features. IMDB Behind The Voice Twitter

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May 182015
 

Ronald Patrick Thompson
Ronald played Airman Rennie in the Stargate Universe episode Justice and has also guest starred on Fringe, Arrow, Endgame, Supernatural, The Flash and Continuum. IMDB Official Twitter
Erik Holland
Erik played Professor Langford in the Stargate movie and also appeared on MacGyver, Ghostbusters 2, Baywatch, Titanic and in the original Star Trek episode Wink Of An Eye. IMDB
John Zulinski
John was the Key Grip for 34 episodes of Stargate Universe and 98 episodes of Atlantis as well as Jeremiah and The Dead Zone. He has also worked on A Dog’s Breakfast, Babylon 5 Legend of the Rangers. IMDB

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May 172015
 

Richard Leacock
Richard appeared in two episodes of Stargate SG1 as Colonel Brogen in Foothold and a Sergeant in Bane, he also has been in Lake Placid, Doc, Dan for Mayor, Sanctuary, The Dead Zone, Vacation with Derek and Double Wedding. IMDB  Twitter
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