Aug 302014
 

avatar2 Rodney is spearheading the collection of space gates to use in his Intergalactic Bridge network and on one world they detect a small settlement, they investigate and find a healthy and prosperous people who seem to be in awe of one of the townsfolk. Carson looks into the medicinals that Lucius has offered but then returns to Atlantis with him in toe breaking many of the rules he himself devised to protect the city. In soon becomes apparent that Lucius has some sort of influence over people he meets as one by one the residents of Atlantis come to almost worship him with only John seemingly immune to the effect. Faced with an invasion of the pod people John has to take drastic action to remain free and devise a plot to use the information Carson unknowingly gave him and Rodney before he turned was able to define from the discovery of a drug and pheromone that is being used to influence the people. Irresistible (6)

Irresistible has a lot of humour, you really can not go wrong with having Richard Kind as a guest star and while we are perhaps more used to him playing the lovable doofus in this story he has a dark side and he is enjoying the power and influence he has over this village and as the episode goes on Atlantis itself. An underlying issue which wasn’t addressed in the story is the simple fact that at least two of his wives had shown no interest in him but now are happy and willing to share his life and bed, if this was a more down to earth drama and a guy was drugging or severely manipulating women to give up their free will and bodies then no question it would be a rape centric story. This element does take away some of the enjoyment and that is a shame, lots to enjoy and no question the eye candy is off the scale and it’s fun to see our regular characters acting a little different and certainly more open and it’s the first time Julia Benson appears on Stargate before going on to a regular role on Stargate Universe. We didn’t get any feedback for last weeks episode but we are certainly seeing a bump in the number of listeners, mind you I think that’s down to people returning from summer holidays etc and while chat was slow our twitter account and those we follow never let up, lots to discuss and we had some very good birthday wishes for Amanda including a number of fan created and supported videos. Behind the scenes we had a few issues, the whole original recording vanished, that was Alan and myself so the last minute panic resulted in Brad joining me for a quickie recording with bits spliced in to pad it out at bit, Brad to the rescue. This weeks promo is for The Rusted Robot podcast and next week we will be joined by Misa Buckley for her first appearance on the podcast for the Stargate SG1 episode Insiders in which Ba’al makes a rather large splash, hope you join us for that and let us know what you think.

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Sep 012014
 

Royston Innes
Royston played the system lord Moloc in the Stargate SG1 episode Sacrifices, he was also in Smallville, Farscape and All Saints. He has also produced/directed Valley of Death and directed and wrote Dead Men the Series. IMDB
Michael Adamthwaite
Michael was Her’ak the first prime of Anubis in five episodes of Stargate SG1. He’s also guest starred on Psych, Reaper, Once Upon A Time and Motive and is a prolific voice actor. IMDB Twitter

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Aug 312014
 

Franklin & Bash returned to TNT three weeks ago and in the second episode of the fourth season “Kershaw v. Lincecum” Willie Garson made a guest appearance as Dr. Nick Beckman. Willie has starred in White Collar for five seasons, I assume he’ll turn up in the sixth but come on we all know him better as Martin Lloyd in the three Stargate SG1 episodes Wormhole X-Treme!, 200 and Point of No Return.

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Willie Garson IMDB & Twitter

Franklin & Bash Official Site

Aug 282014
 

Amanda Tapping
Amanda starred as Samantha Carter in way too many to mention episodes of Stargate SG1 and the movies then onto a season of Stargate Atlantis and a guest appearance on Universe, she then went onto helming Sanctuary playing Helen Magnus. A few guest appearances notably on Supernatural and more time spent directing television has kept her busy over the last few years. Official Site IMDB Twitter
Kirby Morrow
Kirby played Tara’c and a Militia Man on Stargate SG1 (The Warrior and Cor-ai) and then a recurring role on Stargate Atlantis as Captain Dave Kleinman on eight episodes of Stargate Atlantis and finally a guest spot on Stargate Universe as a bridge officer in Incursion. He is also a prolific voice actor and also appeared on Arrow, Human Target and Supernatural. IMDB Twitter Behind The Voice

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The years celebration of Amanda’s Birthday, created and shared by Silvia (@XFchemist) and the Stargate family who contributed images.

Aug 262014
 

Nicholas Podbrey
Nicholas was the Special Effects Makeup Coordinator for Stargate SG1 and Atlantis and works for MastersFX. He’s also worked on Slither, Fringe, Eureka, Sanctuary, Blood Ties, Bionic Woman and Caprica and in acting roles has appeared on Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Sanctuary, Slither and The Haunting in Connecticut. IMDB
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Aug 252014
 

Ross Hull
Ross played Dr. Corrigan in the Stargate Atlantis episode Suspicion and Gary on Are You Afraid of the Dark? He also appeared on Student Bodies, Due South, Fearless and Iron Eagle 4. He left acting in 2005 and became a weather personality on Canada’s The Weather Network and in 2011 and then an anchor for CTV Southwestern Ontario. IMDB Twitter Twitter 2
Brad Dryborough
Brad was in Stargate SG1 “Sight Unseen” as the pickup driver and in the Atlatnis episode The Prodigal as the hybrid. He has also been in episodes of Motive, Arctic Air, Fringe and Falling Skies. IMDB
Colby Johannson
Colby played Lt Kagan in the Stargate Atlantis episode Phantoms and SF Sergeant Finney in the SG1 episode Prometheus. He also guest starred on Men In Trees, Reaper, Battlestar Galactica and Fringe. IMDB Twitter

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Aug 242014
 

Tony Amendola
Tony played Master Bra’tac in 26 episodes of Stargate SG1 and more recently played Marco on Once Upon A Time and Kagame on Continuum. He has also appeared on Dexter, The Mentalist, Chaos, The Mask/Legend of Zorro and Voyager. IMDB Twitter
Kwesi Ameyaw
Kwesi appeared in one episode of Stargate Atlantis as a Sergeant in “Outcast” and two episodes of SG1 as Olokun in “Last Stand” & “Summit”. He has also been on Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, The Dead Zone and Continuum. IMDB
Sonja Bennett
Sonja played Dahlia Radim in the Stargate Atlantis episode “Coup D’etat” and guest starred on Battlestar, Arctic Air, Hellcats, Psych, Tru Calling and had a recurring role on Cold Squad. IMDB Twitter Official Site

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Aug 232014
 

avatar The Pegasus Project is a Stargate SG1 and Atlantis crossover under the SG1 banner and finally Daniel Jackson gets to visit Atlantis and the rest of the gang come along for the ride apart from a certain Jaffa who has another mission to perform in the milky way. Daniel and Vala make use of the the holographic database and surprisingly get the answer they are looking for which is puzzling to Daniel since there should be no way that the database would have records of planets named after the fall of the city. While they puzzle this out Sam and Cameron on board the Odyssey fly to a black hole and seed a gate close to the event horizon and they hope by detonating a nuke it will cause the destination gate to jump it’s wormhole to the nearby Super Stargate created by the ORI, yes this is where Teal’c has gone too in a cargo ship.

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Big, Bigger and Freaking Huge!

The experiment fails but shows potential so they all stick around and try again but on long range sensors an ORI ship is detected and unbeknown to the Odyssey a Wraith ship is closing on them but so close to the black hole they can not see it coming so when it opens up they get caught by surprise. So Teal’c is playing hide and seek from an ORI ship and the Odyssey is running from a Wraith ship but as it closes in on the Black hole it’s systems start to fail and they are able to beam a nuke on board, it detonates and the energy also hits the gate and transfers through the wormhole and jumps to the Super Stargate whose kerwoosh destroys the ORI ship, two for one:)

The Pegasus Project is an excellent episode not only for combining the two shows but also ramping up the CGI and action to really keep the pace high and even when it’s talking heads the dialogue is sharp and witty making the most of the new dynamic between the two character groups, it’s hilarious as Rodney gets talked about, talked over and basically made fun of by well almost everyone. It was also interesting to meet another ascended being who is once again constrained within the limitations imposed by her people, we mention the Q but they seem to have a lot more leeway but more of the ascended when the ORI really come close to achieving their goals.

Thanks to Brad for joining us for this show, we had skype issues so we may have lost some of the discussion but I think I was able to fill in the gaps and keep everyone entertained, let us know if you disagree:)
Also check out Futura Memoratia by Jennifer Foehner Wells, I’ve been meaning to review the novel length piece of Stargate Atlantis fan fiction for a while and since they show ran short it was a perfect time.
Thank you to Mack for the feedback over on Google + and Brad over on Facebook, continued amazement how busy twitter is, lots of Stargate chat and news and well worth keeping an eye on, some great people making use of twitter to share all manner of things about Stargate. This weeks promo is for the Star Trek original series podcast Two To Beam Up and next week we are back with just the Atlantis crew in the episode “Irresistible” we hope you join us.

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Aug 232014
 

Aaron Douglas
Aaron played Moac in the SG1 episode Maternal Instinct and a Jaffa in Redemption Part 2 and of course Chief Tyrol in Battlestar Galactica. He’s also starred in Hemlock Grove, The Killing, The Bridge and Hellcats. IMDB Twitter Official Fan Site
Allan Lee
Allan was the editor for 24 episodes of Stargate SG1 and also directed the season four episode Entity and helmed second unit. He’s also worked on Continuum, Highlander, The L Word and The 4400, Missing and Alice. IMDB Twitter

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