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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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.


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 112014

David DeLuise
David played Pete Shanahan in four episodes of Stargate SG1. He also had recurring roles on 3rd Rock from the Sun and Jesse as well as starring in the Wizards of Waverly Place, Lucky Dog and Bone Alone. IMDB Twitter Behind The Voice
Aaron Dudley
Aaron played an Ancient on the Stargate Atlantis episode Rising and guest starred on Smallville, Bionic Woman, Psych and Andromeda. IMDB

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Nov 102014

Vanessa Angel
Vanessa played the Tok’ra Anise/Freya in three episodes of Stargate SG1 (Divide & Conquer, Crossroads and Upgrades), she also starred in Kingpin and Weird Science and has appeared on Californication, Cougar Hunting and Lockhart. IMDB
Roland Emmerich
Roland directed the Stargate feature film back in 1994 and has an impressive resume in the Hollywood blockbuster genre in both producer, writer and director position. IMDB Twitter
David Paetkau
David played Pender in the Stargate SG1 episode Forsaken and has had starring roles in Flashpoint, Whistler and LAX and guest starred on Smallville, Supernatural and Dexter. IMDB Twitter
Britt Irvin
Britt played the young girl Merrin in the Stargate SG1 episode Learning Curve, all grown up now she guest starred on Smallville, R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Supernatural, V and voiced Amanda on Packages from Planet X. IMDB Behind The Voice
Vitaly Kravchenko
Vitaly played Lt. Marchenko one of the first Russians through the Stargate in the SG1 episode The Tomb and appeared in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and True Justice.  IMDB

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Nov 092014

Teryl Rothery
Teryl played Dr Janet Fraiser in 75 episodes of Stargate SG1 and without a doubt was a most beloved character on the show. Teryl has gone on to appear in Hellcats, Smallville, KyleXY, The Guard and is currently starring in Cedar Cove. IMDB Official Twitter Behind The Voice
Gabrielle Miller
Gabrielle played Thetys in the Stargate SG1 episode Brief Candle and has also appeared on Sliders, The X-Files, Alienated, Mother Up!, The Listener and Claudette. IMDB Twitter Official

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