Sep 132014
 

avatar There they were just minding their own business walking into a settlement when the blow darts and crossbows are whipped out and suddenly the team are under fire with McKay getting shot in the arse which I guess everyone watching had a good laugh at but Ronon realises he has been to this community before and it didn’t go well and while Mckay does manage to reach the gate and escape the rest are taken prisoner with the intent to trade Ronon the “runner” back to the Wraith. It turns out the village was hit by the Wraith hunters when they came looking for Ronon and the chiefs daughter was fed upon as well as quite a few other people and the survivors were told to call the Wraith using a device if Ronon returned and they have so the clock it ticking. Ronon threatens to kill himself if they don’t release John and Teyla so they do and Ronon is taken once again by the Wraith but alas the settlement is wiped out but never mind at least the Wraith are predictable, they implant another tracking device in Ronon and Carson/Mckay are able to track it back to Sateda which was Ronon’s home world. The Wraith hunt Ronon in the ruins of the capital city of the planet after destroying the Stargate and Ronon puts up a great fight but help finally arrives and together they kill the Wraith forcing their leader to the planet where well you’ve just got to watch the episode:)

Right where I want you!

Right where I want you!

Sateda was one of the most expensive episodes produced upto that point and you can see why, there is awful lot of location work and guest stars/extras plus a wide range of filming techniques coupled with practical and CGI effects not to mention time consuming stunt work. Rob C Cooper in his second directorial outing really lets loose with his creative impulses and pretty much everything worked, there is plenty of humour, action and drama and the episode does look fantastic. We get a lot more of the Ronon back story which fills in a lot of the details from previous episodes where his story has been important and for Jason himself this allowed him to real do some serious acting and truth be told with his physicality to really show how powerful a physical performance he can deliver.

Many thanks to Brad for joining us this week and the featured promo is for the podcast Resurrection Revealed and the show Resurrection returns to US television later this month. Next week is the Stargate SG1 episode “Uninvited” and we will be joined for that by Jeff, tune in and please let us know what you think both good and bad.

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Sep 192014
 

Mark Acheson
Mark played Vishnoor in the Stargate SG1 episode Prisoners, he has also guest starred on The Collector, The Net, Seven Days, Psych, Elf, Motive, Fringe and Almost Human. Mark also provides the voices for many animated characters is shows such as Hot Wheels, My Little Pony, Black Lagoon and RoboCop: Alpha Commando. IMDB  Behind The Voice
Mark Acheson

Sep 172014
 

Carrie Genzel
Carrie played Diana Mendez in the Stargate SG1 episode Desperate Measures and she has also appeared on Special Unit 2, Flash Gordon, Watchmen, All My Children and Castle. IMDB
Andrew Airlie
Andrew played Dr Carmichael in the SG1 episode Avatar & Kalan in Learning Curve. He is currently appearing in Cedar Cove and has starred in Reaper, Whistler, Saved and The 4400. IMDB Official Site
Fred Willard
Fred guest starred as Jacek in the Stargate SG1 episode Family Ties and also guest starred on Roseanne, Mad About You, Ally McBeal, Everybody Loves Raymond and Modern Family. IMDB Official Site Twitter
John Mann
John is an actor and musician, he appeared in the Stargate SG1 episode Smoke & Mirrors as Luthor and guest starred on Battlestar Galactica, Smallville, Haunted and starred in Intelligence. IMDB Twitter
Christopher Heyerdahl
Christopher played Pallan on the Stargate SG1 episode Revisions before moving over to Atlantis to guest star as Halling in five episodes and then returning as a generic Wraith and finally as the show stealing Todd the Wraith for a grand total of 22 episodes of Atlantis. He has also guest starred or had recurring roles on Caprica, Supernatural, Smallville, Sanctuary, True Blood, and currently playing The Swede on Hell On Wheels.
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Sep 142014
 

In memory of

Henry Gibson (21/09/35 – 14/09/09) IMDB

&

Winston Rekert (10/06/49 – 14/09/12) IMDB

Congratulations and Best Wishes

Erica Durance & Julie McNiven

Sep 132014
 

Louise Lombard
Louise played Gloria Rush on Stargate Universe and starred in CIS and Chancer as well as guest starring on NCIS, Hidalgo, Grimm, Perception and Rogue. IMDB
Jonathan Walker
Jonathan played Ta’Seem in the Stargate SG1 episode Dominion, he also starred in Flash Gordon and appeared on Fringe, V, Continuum and Smallville and also writes most recently for the excellent Canadian series Continuum. Twitter  About Me  IMDB
Elizabeth Weinstein
Elizabeth was Emta in the Stargate SG1 episode Birthright, shes also guest starred on Psych, Arrow, Smallville and Supernatural. IMDB  Workbook

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Sep 122014
 

Mi-Jung Lee
Mi-Jung played a reporter in the Stargate SG1 episode Smoke & Mirrors and has made quite a tv and movie career by doing what she does for a living in the first place. She has been a reporter or news anchor on shows such as Arrow, Kyle XY, Twilight Zone and in the movies X-Men Last Stand, Watchmen and The 6th Day. IMDB  Twitter
Mi-Jung Lee

Sep 102014
 

Elyse Levesque
Elyse was Chloe Armstrong in Stargate Universe and has a recurring role on Cedar Cove as Maryellen and Genevieve in The Originals, she has also guest starred on Smallville, Sons of Liberty, Flash Gordon and 2030CE. IMDB  Twitter  Official Site
Lindsay Maxwell
Lindsay played La’el Montrose in the Stargate SG1 episode Space Race and has appeared on Special Unit 2, Blood Ties and Supernatural. IMDB Official Site
Biski Gugushe
Biski appeared in four episodes of Stargate SG1 playing a SF Guard and SG11 leader, he was also on Battlestar Galactica and guest starred on Fringe, Smallville, Psych and Cedar Cove. IMDB  Twitter

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Sep 092014
 

Susie Wickstead
Susie played a Kelownan Aide in the Stargate SG1 episode Shadow Play and has appeared on Five Days to Midnight, Supernatural, Just Cause, Mysterious Ways and John Doe. IMDB
John Novak
John was Colonel William Ronson in two episodes of Stargate SG1 (Grace & Memento), he has also appeared on Smallville, The Collector, Highlander, The Commish and Sliders. He also provides the voice for many an animated television show. IMDB  Workbook  Behind The Voice
Colin Murdock
Colin played Ardal Hadraig in the Stargate SG1 episode Space Race, His main occupation in media is providing a wide range of voices to animated shows such as X-Men Evolution, The SoulTaker, Baby Looney Tunes and George of the Jungle. IMDB  Behind The Voice
Brent Stait
Brent appeared once on Stargate Atlantis playing the role of Michael and on SG1 as Major Louis Ferretti in Children of the Gods and Within The Serpent’s Grasp, he is better known for the very alien Rev Bem on Andromeda and has also guest starred on Arctic Air, Fringe, Motive and Supernatural. IMDB

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Sep 072014
 

Yes I know it’s way too easy to spot a familiar face from the days of Stargate on Cedar Cove and not just in front of the camera but the joys of not seeing trailers is that you can still be surprised so surprised I was when Julia Benson appeared in the seventh episode of the second season “One Day at a Time” playing Jeri Drake a reporter from Jack’s past and stirring things up quite a bit. I’m not sure if I like the character or that I don’t want Julia to be playing a bit of a bitch even if there may a reasonable err reason for her actions:)

Julia’s Twitter and Official Site

Cedar Cove on Hallmark

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Sep 072014
 

Cliff Simon
Cliff appeared on fifteen episodes as the charismatic System Lord Ba’al and also in the movie Continuum. He has also guest starred on 24, Nash Bridges, NCIS, The Americans, NCIS LA and in the US soap Days of Our Lives. IMDB Twitter Official Site
Bruce Gray
Bruce played Senator Fisher in the Stargate SG1 episode The Ties That Bind and also appeared on Enterprise, TNG, DS9, The West Wing and had recurring roles on Medium, Falling Skies and starred on Traders and Playmakers. IMDB Official Site
Colin Lawrence
Colin played the SG3 team leader, Sgt Warren and Maj Lawrence in a total of five episodes of Stargate SG1. He has also guest starred on Dark Angel, Andromeda, Jeremiah, Battlestar Galactica, Arrow and Continuum. IMDB Official Site Twitter
Chris Owens
Chris played Armin Selig in the Stargate SG1 episode Secrets and also had a recurring roles on The X-Files as well as spots on Lost Girl, Tekwar, Mutant X and LEXX. IMDB

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Sep 062014
 

avatar An alien ship is detected approaching Earth and once in the atmosphere an F-16 is sent from Peterson to intercept, with no communications the ship is fired upon and is brought down close to the SGC and it’s lone pilot is revealed. It’s not every day a system lord visits the planet especially unarmed and with a proposal to server the best interests of the Milky Way galaxy but as the interrogation goes on it’s obvious that little old Ba’al even with all the good intentions is still working an angle but perhaps his immediate help is too tempting when faced with the threat of the ORI. So the SGC agree to make use of the tracking information he supplies to capture his clones with the belief that when done Ba’al will actively support the search for the Sangraal the weapon created by Merlin to fight the ORI and by extension any ascended being. Agent Barrett is on base representing the NID and in a strange turn of events “aids” in the escape of Ba’al who with his clones go on a rampage and finally manipulate Carter into providing the database of gates in the galaxy and with this information is master plan for the SGC is complete and he and his clones are beamed on a ship in orbit and escape.

You know you can't trust him

You know you can’t trust him

Insiders is an epic production making use of all the tricks of the trade to emulate multiple versions of the same character on screen at the same time, at times it’s obvious the simple body double is being used but they keep that at a distance so it works very well with the more technical solutions making the episode shine. I don’t think it was any surprise the Atlantis team did a similar thing with multiple McKay’s and maybe with just two versions the look of their show just edges out the SG1 episode although truth be told SG1 has always been a little grittier than the more polished SGA. Cliff Simon has always been an interesting and menacing system lord and with the clone story it at the very least means we get to see a lot of him and his character fits into a post Jaffa rebellion galaxy and while he can certainly aid in the ORI war effort he does nothing unless it ultimately serves his own purpose so can never be trusted. Insiders is also a good episode for Vala allowing her to make use of some her knowledge and experience, she smiles a lot and really lights up the scene and it’s clear she is having a lot of fun but Claudia was uncomfortable with the one on one with her character and Ba’al, there was a hint of menace which was well conveyed.

The Sangraal story arc continues at a pace although the writers will have to make a tweak in the future to explain how the SGC play catch up since Ba’al seems to be well ahead in understanding and finding the device Merlin has created and hid somewhere in the galaxy but that’s for another episode which we will get to eventually and who knows our first time guest this week Misa may well return for more Ba’al episodes, she is a bit of a fan of Cliff Simon after all:) This weeks promo is for the audio drama with a pulp twist Flash Pulp and next week we return to Atlantis for the episode Sateda a very Ronon centric tale, almost an origin story so please join us for that and let us know what you think of the seasons and show so far, we would love to hear from you and if you have a minute a rating/review on itunes and/or Stitcher would be most appreciated.

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