Feb 282015
 

avatar2 While searching for a power drain in the depths of the city Rodney and Radak along with a science team discover an active lab and terminal, full of himself and in response to a wager Rodney is careless and is zapped by an energy ribbon, he regains consciousness and everything seems to be fine but it isn’t and now no donut is safe as he develops a voracious appetite to sustain his ever increasing mental superpowers which include telepathy and telekinesis. Further investigation reveals that the lab was exploring the means to artificially accelerate the ability to ascend (similar to what Anubis was attempting) and the machine scanned Rodney’s DNA and made adjustments which if all went well would allow him to join those that went before him. Of course Rodney at his best is not 100% comfortable with himself and the mental component is eluding him, without the physical and mental being in perfect sync the changes to his brain will kill him.

Ooops, I did it again!

Ooops, I did it again!

Tao of Rodney is another great episode of Stargate Atlantis and allowed David once again to push Rodney into areas of this psyche and personal interaction he has never been at one with, the joys of his superpowers as you would expect make his day but the realisation that he may not be ready and ultimately die causes him to look inward and try to address some of his shortfalls helped by John in particular but the understanding from people who are his friends despite how he may have treated them in the past. One thing this episode really gets right is the cinematography, the episode looks fantastic despite so many scenes shot in restricted lighting, all credit to the director and his DP ( Michael C. Blundell ) for making the HD presentation of the episode so stunning. I personally really enjoy the Tao Of Rodney but it does get some mixed reviews but I think overall the episode has a very strong position in the third season of the show especially given it’s standalone nature.

Many thanks to Brad for joining us this week and the podcast promo we chose to include was for the Sci-Fi Movie Podcast a fantastic weekly show that reviews and discusses all manner of movies in the genre we all have a passion for. Next weeks show will be taking a look at the SG1 episode Bounty and the ups and downs of a High School reunion when intergalactic bounty hunters are hot on the trail of SG1, hope you join us for that and don’t forget to let us know what you think of our show and Stargate, thanks to Mack for commenting on last weeks episode over on our Google+ page.

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Mar 062015
 
McKay and Mrs Miller an Opinionated Review of this excellent Stargate Atlantis episode courtesy of SF Debris
Mar 062015
 

Larry Cedar
Larry played a Prior in the Stargate SG1 episode Origin. He has also appeared on Enterprise, Mercy Point, Deadwood, Community and Perception as well as voicing characters on Pinky and the Brain, Justice League and Superman. IMDB Twitter Official Behind The Voice
Larry Cedar

Mar 052015
 

Jolene Blalock
Jolene played Ishta in two episodes of Stargate SG1 (Sacrifices and Birthright) and also starred on Enterprise as the Vulcan T’Pol. She has had a recurring guest role on Legend of the Seeker and made guest appearances on JAG, CSI Miami and House. IMDB Twitter
Neil Jackson
Neil appeared just the once in the Stargate SG1 episode Prototype as Khalek and then as the Wraith on the Atlantis episode Vegas (great episode). He starred on Blade The Series and has had lead roles on Make It or Break It, Upstairs Downstairs, Lightfields, Sleepy Hollow and Sugar Rush. IMDB Twitter
Dean Stockwell
Dean played Doctor Kieran in the Stargate SG1 episode Shadow Play and also appeared on Enterprise, Jag and Dune. He also starred on Battlestar Galactica and Quantum Leap and has had a long and distinguished career. IMDB
David Palffy
David played both Anubis and Sokar on Stargate SG1 with eleven episodes as well as guest starring on Cold Squad, Andromeda, Viper, Fatal Performance and Millenium. IMDB

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Mar 042015
 

ACTRA National

ACTRA names Amanda Tapping 2015 Woman of the Year

 A well deserved award for Amanda given her commitment to charity work and combining a family and professional career.

Mar 042015
 

D. Harlan Cutshall played a Jaffa commander in the Stargate SG1 episode Maternal Instinct and a Marine in the Stargate Atlantis episode Tabula Rasa. He has also appeared on Eureka, Fringe, Supernatural, Far Cry, Caprica and Bates Motel. IMDB
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Mar 022015
 

‘Originals’ Claudia Black Dahlia – The Hollywood Reporter

Great news for fans of Claudia Black from her time on Farscape, Pitch Black and Stargate and many other shows as it’s reported she will be taking up a recurring role during the current season of the CW show “The Originals” playing the character Black Dahlia.

The Originals

 

Mar 022015
 

Kimani Ray Smith
Kimani played Ocker in the Stargate SG1 episode Allegiance and Dr Lindstrom in the Atlantis episode The Intruder. He also did stunt work on SG1, Babylon 5, Dead Like Me and has guest starred on Fringe, Arrow and Smallville and has written/directed his own work. IMDB TitleCard Twitter
Scott E. Miller
Scott played a jumper pilot in the Atlantis episode Epiphany and also appeared on Once Upon A Time, The 4400, Psych, Alcatraz, The Killing and 2012. IMDB

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Mar 012015
 

The NBC sister shows Chicago Fire and PD are a guilty pleasure of mine, they both stray a little too much into melodrama but at times can be as hard hitting as any show in the genre. In the recent crossover episodes Three Bells and A Little Devil Complex we got an excellent guest role of Robert Knepper playing Adrian Gish a suspect in a string of arsons going back years and as always he never disappoints.

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Mar 012015
 

Emily Holmes
Emily played Kianna Cyr in the Stargate SG1 seventh season episode Fallout. She has also guest starred on Fringe, Supernatural, BSG, Dead Like Me, Blackstone, Ring Of Fire and appeared in Paycheck and Independence Daysaster. IMDB Twitter
Peter Benson
Peter guest starred as Devon in the Stargate SG1 episode Memento Mori and has appeared on shows such as Reunion, Psych, The 4400, Aliens in America and Hell On Wheels. He has also produced and written his own work and performed motion capture for tv and movies. He is also married to Julia Benson. IMDB Twitter

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Feb 282015
 

Yeah it’s one of those years when people born on the 29th of February get to celebrate their births for a couple of days or maybe not at all :)

Suanne Braun
Suanne played our goddess Hathor on far too few episodes of Stargate SG1. She has also starred and guest starred on Starhyke, Wings, Silk Stalkings and No Signal as well as performing in the theatre and pantomime. IMDB Twitter
Reilly Dolman
Reilly played Jason on two episodes of Stargate Universe (Epilogue and Common Descent) as well as appearing on The Tomorrow People, Mega Cyclone, Goblin, Scarecrow and Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief. IMDB

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Feb 282015
 

Peter Stebbings
Peter played the Tok’ra Malek in two episodes of Stargate SG1 (Cure and Allegiance). He has also appeared on Relic Hunter, The Outer Limits, Mutant X, Jeremiah, The Listener, The Borgias and Crossbones. He’s also directed Empire of Dirt and episodes of Saving Hope and The Listener.  IMDB
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Feb 272015
 

Adam Baldwin
Adam appeared in the excellent two part Stargate SG1 episode Heroes as Colonel Dave Dixon. He played Jayne Cobb on Firefly, John Casey on Chuck as well as lead and guest roles on The Inside, Angel, Day Break and The Cape. His latest show The Last Ship is returning for a second season this year. IMDB Twitter
AdamBaldwin

Feb 262015
 

James Bamford
James performs in front and behind the camera including being the stunt co-ordinator for Stargate Atlantis and Arrow. He has also worked on Halo 4, Elysium, Stargate SG1, Eragon, Stargate Universe and Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer. IMDB Twitter
Currie Graham
Currie played James Marrick in the Stargate movie The Ark of Truth and has appeared on many US tv shows including Desperate Housewives, Men In Trees, Suits, Total Recall, Grimm and Fringe. IMDB Twitter
Mark Dacascos
Mark played Tyre in two episodes of Stargate Atlantis (Broken Ties & Reunion) as well as starring in The Crow Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii 5-0, The Middleman, Chicago PD and Iron Chef America. IMDB Twitter

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Feb 242015
 

Ona Grauer
Ona appeared in all three live action Stargate shows, first in the Stargate SG1 episode Frozen as the ancient Ayiana then reprised that role in a small cameo for the Atlantis premiere Rising and finally she had a recurring role on Stargate Universe playing Emily Young in four episodes. She has also guest starred on V, The Bridge, Arrow, Intelligence, Motive, Elysium, The Collector and voiced Katya on the excellent Archer. IMDB
Helen Shaver
Helen directed the Stargate Universe episode Seizure and since moving from in front of the camera she has also directed episodes of Elementary, Person Of Interest, Castle, The Unit and Special Victims Unit. As an actor she starred in Poltergeist The Legacy, Hill Street Blues, The 4400, The L Word and Down River. IMDB Twitter

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