Apr 192014
 

avatar2 Ethon and the demise of the Prometheus thanks to the arrogance of Stargate command and their primary front line unit. When Jared Kane contacts Daniel and asks for help things begin to get complicated unfortunately the SGC can’t seem to see the pitfalls and despite the Ori having a strong presence on Tegalus via an satellite weapons system they decide to take the Prometheus, destroy the satellite and level the playing field between the rival and deadly enemies that are Rand and Caledonia. Daniel returns with Jared to open diplomatic talks but they are taken prisoner so when the cavalry arrives and find Daniel prisoner they pause which allows the satellite to fully activate and deploy it’s defence shields which were not present on the blue prints they had seen. The attack fails and the Caledonians retaliate causing severe damage to the Prometheus and with no way to convince the leaders then Earth and Jared are not acting in conjunction with Rand the Prometheus is destroyed with only a fraction of her crew able to beam down to the planet. When the smoke clears it becomes clear that Rand is only a heart beat away from being destroyed but Sam comes up with a plan to knock out the defence center which would give Cameron and Teal’c time to attack the satellite but when the EMP shuts down the defence center Daniel jumps in offering a diplomatic compromise which is agreed upon. It shouldn’t but does come as a shock when the Caledonian president spouting Ori dogma orders the attack to recommence causing the military leader to draw his weapon and in the confusion the president dies and the seriously wounded Commander calls the attack off.

Blaze of Glory

Blaze of Glory

Well wasn’t this a major milestone in Stargate, the loss of the Prometheus is a game changer in many ways but the reason lies just as much in raising the stakes of the ORI threat as to sound economic production requirements as having two standing sets for the two types of battle cruiser is not cost effective. The writers and producers intend to make more use of the Daedalus class of cruiser starting with the new Odyssey and giving the Prometheus a farewell in battle  serves to honour her and indeed her commander who stand on the bridge making sure as many of his people got to safety as possible. It was good to see Jared Kane again making the most of the continuity and weaving in the death of his wife who had a small but significant relationship with Daniel, the guest stars John Aylward and Ernie Hudson were stellar, both of them filled the screens and worked so well together.

Many thanks for the feedback for last weeks Grace Under Pressure via the chat over on our Facebook group and a voicemail from Brad, he also revised his homage to the Prometheus which you can listen to via the link a little further down the page. This weeks promo is for Tuning Into Scifi TV and next week we are going to be doing the Atlantis episode The Tower so we hope you join us for that but until then enjoy Ethon and please let us know what you think about our show and Stargate in all it’s glory.

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Apr 202014
 

Well shame on me but I never put two and two together to realise than Jonathan Lloyd Walker who guest starred as Ta’Seem in the Stargate SG1 season ten episode Dominion not only guest starred on Continuum (three times so far) but also writes and story edits for the series. In the recent episode “30 Minutes to Air” Jonathan played Commander Bradley and also co-produced and wrote the episode and while I knew him on sight I never noticed his name in the credits during his tenure on the show. Jonathan has previously guest starred on Fringe, Smallville, RED, Flash Gordon, V, The Thing and Supernatural.

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Jonathan Lloyd Walker Official Site  IMDB  Twitter

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Apr 202014
 

William deVry
William played Aldwin the Tok’ra in five Stargate SG1 episodes and has guest starred on Nikita, Earth:Final Conflict, First Wave, Beauty and the Beast, Hemlock Grove and has long running recurring roles on the mega soaps that are General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful. IMDB  Twitter

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Apr 192014
 

Warren Takeuchi
Warren appeared as a young doctor in the Stargate SG1 episode The Enemy Within and has guest starred on The X-Files, First Wave, Da Vinci’s Inquest, Babylon 5 Legend of the Rangers and War. IMDB

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Apr 182014
 

David Hewlett
David first appeared on Stargate as an annoying Rodney McKay, he went on guest star on seven episodes of SG1 before starring in Atlantis and then making one guest appearance on Universe in the episode Seizure. He has also written and directed his own work including the excellent A Dog’s Breakfast and the anticipated  Debug. His other work includes the original Cube, State Of Syn, Rage of the Yeti, Rise, Traders and Urban Legends. IMDB  Official Site  Twitter
Laura Mennell
Laura appeared twice on Stargate in the Atlantis episode The Brotherhood playing Sanir and the SG1 episode Demons as Mary. She also starred as Nina Theroux in Alphas and has guest starred on Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe and is currently Samantha Turner in the second season of Motive. IMDB Twitter

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Apr 172014
 

Alaina Huffman
Alaina was Lt. Tamara Johansen in all forty episodes of Stargate Universe as well playing Dinah Lance on Smallville. She guest starred on Alphas, NCIS: LA, Necessary Roughness and currently has a recurring role as Abaddon on Supernatural. IMDB Twitter
Mylene Dinh-Robic
Mylene played Anika in the Atlantis episode The Kindred Part 2, she has also appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, The Listener, Being Human and 19-2. IMDB Twitter
Alonso Oyarzun
Alonso appeared just the once on Stargate Atlantis as the leader of a punk game in the episode Bane. He has also appeared in eight episodes of Battlestar Galactica as Socinus and also in The Plan and The Dead Zone. IMDB
Brendan Beiser
Brendan played Weaver in the SG1 episode Memento Mori and Tavius in the Atlantis episode The Tower. He has also been in Dead Like Me, Reaper, Dark Angel and Goblin. IMDB
Carlo Rota
Carlo appeared twice on Stargate Universe as Carl Storm in the episodes Life and Earth. He also had a long running guest role on 24 (Day 6 and 7) as Morris O’Brian and appeared on Shark, Little Mosque on the Prairie and Sanctuary. IMDB Twitter

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Apr 162014
 

Ilan Srulovicz
Ilan appeared twice on Stargate Universe as a Lucian Alliance Squad Member in the episodes Incursion 1 & 2. He has also been in Undressed, Street Lure, Shattered and Smallville. IMDB


Ilan Srulovicz Acting Reel from Ilan Srulovicz on Vimeo.

Apr 142014
 

Robert Carlyle
Robert starred in all forty episodes of Stargate Universe as Dr Nicholas Rush and is currently starring in Once Upon A Time as Mr Gold and his alter ego.  He has also appeared on 24, Hamish Macbeath, Cracker, The Last Enemy, The Full Monty, The Last Enemy and Trainspotting.
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Apr 132014
 

Erick Avari
Erick appeared in both the original Stargate movie and three episodes of SG1 as Kasuf. He has also guest starred on Heroes, Enterprise, The X-Files, Babylon 5, Warehouse 13 and TNG. Official Site IMDB

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Apr 122014
 

avatar2 In Grace Under Pressure McKay along with Captain Griffen test fly a recently repaired puddle jumper when an engine malfunctions causing them to crash into the ocean between Atlantis and the mainland. The jumper quickly sinks and soon it’s transponder signal is lost to the scanners in the city and as they sink deeper the integrity of the ship itself is put to the test. Ultimately the damaged screen shatters and take the heroic Griffen to his death leaving McKay trapped in the rear compartment desperate to find a solution to the dilemma of limited power and life support and little chance of being located by his friends. It’s not long before the head wound and conditions have McKay hallucinating but in a twist he envisions one Samantha Carter who points out is the one person smarter than he is and coupled with his attraction to her perhaps understandable why his mind when down that path.

It's me baby!

It’s me baby!

Meanwhile back at the city John and company are devising a rescue plan based on some grappling hardware and the belief the jumpers were always intended to double up as submersibles. However Zelenka and his people have to jump through hoops to try and calculate a approximate position for the search to focus on but eventually John and Radek fly to the rescue and do a passable Voyage To The Bottom of the Sea impersonation but with clocking shields being used as physical shields the opposite of when the city re-tasked it’s shielding systems. Mckay continues to have lively discourse with his version of Sam and soon comes to understand decisions she is making are those of his own logical mind trying to keep him alive but eventually the jumper is almost flooded and hang on is John’s voice an hallucination and if he opens the rear hatch will he drown but does he have a choice?

Grace Under Pressure is in many ways a bottle show despite money being spent on bringing in Amanda and the use of the large waters tanks to simulate ocean conditions, it is perhaps to the credit of all involved such a complex story was told and told well. Yes we’ve seen the lone survivor having to deal with a crisis before on SG1 and the threat of drowning in a downed spaceship again SG1 but this take on those core elements works very well. David is one of the few television actors who could pull off such intensity and claustrophobic story both with humour and drama as and when required.

I want to thank Philip for joining me for the show, it took some organising but the recording went by without a hitch, he has recorded with me before on the episode Trio (an experiment) which again went well and will probably be used as our take on that episode of Atlantis. Big thanks to Misa and Dan for the feedback and a nod to Brad for the recordings which will be used in later shows but for now that’s this show wrapped up and as always we want to hear from you and if you can a review/rating on itunes would be most appreciated.  This weeks featured promo is for The Book Cave Podcast a show covering mainly pulp publications (books, magazines and comics) with author interviews and next week we are going to be looking at the SG1 episode Ethon.

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Apr 122014
 

Ashley O’Connell
Ashley is a born and bred Irishman who played the Fruit Stand Owner in the Stargate Atlantis episode Irresponsible & appeared in the movie Watchmen as a news caster. IMDB **
Cameron K. Smith
Cameron played the Jaffa warrior Re’Lo in the Stargate SG1 episode The Changling and has also appeared on Supernatural, Fringe, Smallville, Taken and Alcatraz. IMDB **
Tom O’Brien
Tom guest starred as Brian Volger in the Stargate SG1 episode  Covenant and has guest starred on Smallville, Supernatural and  the Timecop the series. IMDB
**I had trouble finding confirmed photos of Cameron and Ashley

Apr 112014
 

Douglas H. Arthurs
Douglas appeared in four episodes of Stargate SG1, three as the system lord Heru’ur and one as Kah’l. He has also been in The X-Files, Harsh Realm, Smallville and Kingdom Hospital. IMDB
Matthew Walker
Matthew played both Roham & Merlin in five Stargate SG1 episodes as well as Moros in the Stargate Atlantis episode Before I Sleep. He’s also guest starred on Smallville, Cold Squad and Sanctuary. IMDB

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Apr 102014
 

Haig Sutherland
Haig played the wonderful and ultimately tragic Sgt Hunter Riley in sixteen episodes of Stargate Universe, he also guest starred on Psych, Fringe, Robson Arms, Supernatural and Motive. IMDB

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Apr 092014
 

Matthew Bennett
Matthew played Jared Kane in two episodes of Stargate SG1 ( Ethon and Icon ) and also Ted in the episode Point of No Return. He was also a recurring character of Aaron Doral in Battlestar Galactica and starred in Cold Squad and Peacemakers. IMDB
Kathleen Munroe
Kathleen was Amanda Perry in four episodes of Stargate Universe as well as playing Audrey Parker in Haven and then appearing in Alphas, CSI NY, Supernatural and Resurrection. IMDB  Twitter

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