Sep 272014
 

avatar Atlantis is surprised when they make contact with a world which is obviously advanced and the people are using Ancient technologies, initial doubts are repressed when they are invited to visit if their intentions are friendly so Elizabeth gears up hoping for a productive first contact with a people who could truly aid Atlantis. On arrival they find a duplicate of the gate room but behind the Stargate the building goes on into the distance, an inspiring example of Ancient design and construction made more significant by the friendly greeting of Niam and his companions. He confirms that they build their own ZPM units and that they are or at least were part of the Ancient civilisation before the fall and the dominance of the Wraith but they had removed themselves from that conflict and have been at peace. The leader of these Asurans doesn’t seem overly friendly despite being polite but it’s obvious things are not quite as they seem and when Weir confirms they are from the city of Atlantis they are taken prisoner and mentally interrogated using highly advanced technology which when revealed explains quite a bit.

Progeny (22)

Progeny is a pivotal episode of the third season, it not only adds to the overall Wraith arc which may at this point be getting a little stale even with the addition of Michael but also ties in some elements from SG1 despite there not being a direct link but we know a lot about how this type of lifeform operates but this time the Stargate personnel are dealing with a very centralised and goal orientated society. It’s curious that the aggression built into the replicators was never removed, it’s a stretch to believe the creators of the machines were never in a position to remove the threat of violence although we know the Ancients were arrogant so perhaps they never questioned the strength of the code which prevented the machines from attacking them. That arrogance also explains why they chose to bombard the replicator city despite the extreme odds of destroying every piece of technology but from that perspective you can understand the attitude of Oberoth ( David Ogden Stiers ). It was also a nice touch to have some of the replicators looking at the Ancients and Ascension as a goal for themselves, yes a lot more of their creators it seems was passed over then was intended and that level of desire and hope is why Niam and his friends help the team and why it is such a betrayal and manipulation even before the Asurans fight back.

Overall Progeny is every bit as good as it has to be being used as the first piece of a new arc within the third season of Atlantis, excellent guest stars and some very good use of existing sets, CGI and matt extensions to bring the huge city of the Asurans alive. This weeks promo is for The Warp Ten Podcast and next week we return to SG1 for the episode 200 which will feature Alan along with Thomas and Adriana, hope you join us for that and don’t forget if you have a minute leave us an itunes or stitcher review and rating and as always we would love to know what you think of our show and Stargate in general so feedback is most welcome.

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Oct 012014
 

Todd Masters
Todd is the President of the Effects House Masters FX who have worked on Stargate and dozens of other television and movie productions including Carnivale, Pathfinder, Legion, Six Feet Under, True Blood, Fringe and Almost Human. IMDB MastersFX Twitter
Holly Elissa Dignard
Holly was the Presidential Aide in two episodes of Stargate SG1 (Lost City and Inauguration) and played old Elizabeth Weir in the Atlantis episode Before I Sleep. She has also appeared in Fringe, Eureka, Collision Earth and Hellcats. IMDB Twitter

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Sep 302014
 

Greyston Holt
Greyston played Corporal Reynolds in the Stargate Universe episode The Hunt, he’s also guest starred on Alcatraz, Once Upon A Time, Fringe, Motive and stars as Clayton Danvers in Bitten. IMDB  Twitter  Official Site
Sean Rogerson
Sean was Nevik in the Atlantis episode Travellers and has also guest starred on Blood Ties, Harpers Island, Fringe, Supernatural, Sanctuary and Arrow. IMDB  Twitter
Jason Calder*
Jason appeared in three episodes of Stargate SG1 (Lost City, Spirits and Need) as an actor and numerous other episodes as a stunt performer. He has also worked on Battlestar Galactica, 2012, Psych, Watchmen, Fantastic 4, Underworld:Evolution and The A-Team. IMDB *No Photo

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Sep 292014
 

Alexis Cruz
Alexis played Skaara in both the theatrical movie and Stargate SG1 and only one other actor made the transition between the cinema and tv. Alexis has had recurring roles on Shark, Touched by an Angel, Castle and American Family and has ventured into publishing with The Unprofessionals. IMDB Twitter 
Jorge Vargas
Jorge was Abu in the Stargate SG1 episode Emancipation and he’s also appeared on Supernatural, Motive, Falling Skies, Arrow, Psych and Power Rangers. IMDB

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Sep 282014
 

Kirsten Prout
Kirsten was Nesa in the Stargate SG1 episode Birthright, she also starred in Kyle XY, The Lying Game and Elektra and has guest starred on Devious Maids, Psych, The Dead Zone and Cold Squad. IMDB  Official Site  Twitter
Marshall Bell
Marshall guest starred in the Stargate Atlantis episode “Brain Storm” as Terence Kramer and has an extensive list of movie and television appearances which include Deadwood, Good vs Evil, Starship Troopers and CSI. IMDB Official Site  Twitter

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Sep 272014
 

Christopher Cousins
Christopher played Ambassador Joseph Faxon in two episodes of Stargate SG1 ( 2001 and 2010 ). He has also been in Terriers, Breaking Bad, Vanished, Nikita, Glee, Revolution, Matador and Longmire. IMDB Twitter
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Cary played Kurghan in the Stargate SG1 episode Emancipation, he has also appeared on Revenge, Heroes, Elektra, Mortal Kombat: Legacy, 47 Ronin and Hawaii Five-0.
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David McNally
David was Avrid in the Atlantis episode Epiphany and appeared twice in Stargate SG1 as Simon (Demons) and Hanno (Cor-ai), he has also appeared on Blood Ties, Cold Squad and The Outer Limits. IMDB

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Sep 242014
 

Erin Chambers
Erin played the Genii woman Sora in three episodes of Stargate Atlantis (The Eye, The Storm and Underground), she is perhaps better known for her 120 appearances in General Hospital as Siobahn and also appeared on Castle, Scandal and The Glades. IMDB Twitter
John Sampson
John was a member of SG5 in the episode Lost City and a guard in the Atlantis episode The Kindred, he is also a stunt performer in movies and television. He has worked on Blade The Series, Paycheck, Scourge, Seven Days and The Sentinel. IMDB
Lauro Chartrand
Lauro was a Genii soldier and stunt performer on Stargate Atlantis and has an extensive resume in media for both stunt work and co-ordination such as on The Incredible Hulk, War, Fallen and Battlestar Galactica. IMDB Official Site

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Sep 222014
 

Daniella Alonso
Daniella played Katana Labrea in the Atlantis episode The Lost Tribe and also appeared on My generation, Friday Night Lights, Rizzoli & Isles, The Night Shift, Covert Affairs and Revolution. IMDB Twitter
Jim Byrnes
Jim was the documentary narrator in the second part of the Stargate SG1 episode Heroes Part 2 as well as providing voices for Stargate Infinity. He also starred in Highlander playing the watcher Joe Dawson, Andromeda, Sanctuary and is a musician in his own right. IMDB  Behind The Voice Official Site

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Sep 212014
 

Great to see Garwin Sanford make his first appearance on Cedar Cove in the season 2 episode Secrets and Lies, he plays the shady Colin who it seems has or had a very close relationship with one or two of the townsfolk and another guest spot for Mike Dopud who returns as the private eye Roy Macafee.

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Sep 212014
 

Mark Holden
Mark played Korra in the Stargate SG1 episode Deadman Switch and has also been inepisodes of Millenium, Hustle, Casualty, Cold Squad and the recent World War Z, 24 Live Another Day and Captain Phillips. IMDB Official Site Twitter
Chad Morgan
Chad played Teer in the Stargate Atlantis episode Epiphany and has voiced many characters on Robot Chicken. She has also been on The Guardian, The District, Taken, House, Ghost Whisperer and plays Janice in the recent The Purge: Anarchy. IMDB

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In Memory Of…
Henry Gibson (21/9/1935 – 14/9/2009)
Henry played “Marul” in the Stargate SG episode The Sentinel and in his very long career he starred in Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In, The Blues Brothers, Boston Legal, DS9 and Love American Style.

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