Aug 272016
 

Human

In the 14th episode of Stargate Universe “Human” the crew of the Destiny have to deal with some bad decisions by the gate team who venture into some tunnels within a long abandoned and derelict city. The tunnel system collapses blocking the exit and trapping Chloe, Scott, Greer and Eli underground with no way to navigate the complex pathways, they can however contact the ship and relief is sent to help dig them out but the clock is ticking and ultimately Lt. James and her people are unable to reach their friends and are forced to return to Destiny. Meanwhile depending upon your point of view the A or B story deals with Rush who after some tweaking of the “chair” has connected himself to it in the hope of revealing the key to the Destiny which they believe will allow them full control of the ship.

Human (5)

Human is very much a Rush episode despite the rather traumatic events going down on the planet which themselves would easily carry an episode. However seeing so much back story to the enigmatic Rush is very absorbing even though we are seeing him experience his past (Louise played his wife Gloria perfectly) knowing it’s not real so his actions are different to what they were. That said so much is made clear and provides an explanation as to the character we first met in the opening episode who then proved to be rather aggressive, arrogant and short tempered. It was probably fitting that the sacrifice Franklin made by trying the chair first paid off allowing Rush to commune with the computer system of the Destiny and it was an interesting to see the merging of his psyche with the AI of the ship. We still are not clear as to what the Ancients equipped the ship with in terms of control systems, there seems to be some intelligence maybe even sentience there but it’s clear the Destiny is far from a starship controlled by simply programming. I was a little disappointed that the excellent choices in music during the episode were not more key to solving the puzzle of the ship but they did lead the way and maybe even Rush was able to learn something about himself which will temper his interactions with the crew.

Rush aside it was a little reckless for the gate team to enter an unstable tunnel system in pursuit of a kino, it was simply a bad decision and a few more bad choices left them in an untenable position, the consequences of which may take quite a while to play out but the drama of time running out and then Destiny jumping to FTL was intense. Overall a very good episode with two significantly different stories and kudos to the director and cinematographer for making the two very different visualisations of the events work and look so well.

I want to offer me thanks to Thomas for joining me on this podcast, Alan was unavailable to it was just the two of us and we had a good time with an episode I was not sure would hold our interest after so many viewings, I was wrong. Our thanks to both Mack (Google+) and Brad (voicemail) for the feedback and continued support from the Stargate fan community. This weeks podcast promo is for Treks In Scifi and next week we are going to be watching and chatting about the fifteenth episode “Lost” and we hope you listen and let us know what you think about the episode and any other other aspect of the franchise.

Promo…

Links…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Aug 282016
 

Stargate

Stargate

In an era of sci-fi where traveling to distant worlds was predominantly accomplished through space ships, there was Stargate. The stargate allows interplanetary travel through ring structures that allow anything to pass through wormholes to their destination. The film, which would turn to a franchise, was created by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. The film […]

Source: A Look Back at Stargate (1994)

Aug 282016
 

Amanda Tapping
Amanda starred as Samantha Carter in way too many to mention episodes of Stargate SG1 and the two movies, she then went onto do a season of Stargate Atlantis and a guest appearance on Universe. Along with a few friends she then help create and star in Sanctuary playing Helen Magnus. A few guest appearances since then have included Supernatural, Motive, Package Deal and Killjoys as well as more time behind the camera directing. IMDB Twitter Official
Amanda Tapping
Katie Findlay
Kate appeared just twice as Ellie on Stargate Universe in the episode’s Epilogue and Common Descent as well as starring roles on How To Get Away With Murder, The Carrie Diaries, The Magicians and The Killing. She’s also guest starred on Psych and Fringe. 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, Olympus, Cedar Cove, The Flash, Human Target and Supernatural. IMDB Twitter Behind The Voice
Trevor Jones
Trevor is a stunt performer who has worked on Stargate SG1, Atlantis and Universe and played an Unas (Beast of Burden) and an Alien (Forsaken) on SG1. He has also worked on Continuum, Elysium, Hell On Wheels, Godzilla, Robocop, Hellcats and Spartacus. IMDB

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Aug 272016
 

Dean Devlin
Dean wrote and produced the 1994 Stargate theatrical feature film. He also wrote Independence Day, Universal Soldier, The Triangle and also produced Leverage (for tv), Eight Legged Freaks, The Patriot and directed 16 episodes of Leverage. His latest feature Independence Day: Resurgence hit the cinemas earlier this year and The Librarians which he producers and directs is returning for a third season. IMDB Twitter
Dean Devlin - Stargate - ID4

Aug 272016
 

Rukiya Bernard

Rukiya BernardShe has a myriad of credits to her name–Supernatural, Stargate: Universe, and Witches of East End, to name a few–and Rukiya Bernard will be adding another show to her already imp…

Source: Exclusive Interview with Van Helsing’s Rukiya Bernard – TalkNerdyWithUs

Aug 272016
 

3D Printed Stargate

A 3D-printed, 20-foot-tall Stargate portal replica is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at Belgium’s Musée royal de Mariemont entitled “From Stargate to Comics: The Egyptian Gods in the geek culture.”

Source: Full-size, 3D-printed Stargate portal replica took 1,000 hours to create

BTS:  3Ders

Stargate

Aug 262016
 

Nicholas Podbrey
Nicholas was the Special Effects Makeup Coordinator for Stargate SG1 and Atlantis and worked for MastersFX. He’s also worked on Slither, Fringe, Eureka, Sanctuary, Blood Ties, Bionic Woman, The Leftovers and Star Trek Beyond. He’s also had a few acting roles appearing on Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Sanctuary, Slither and The Haunting in Connecticut. IMDB

Nicholas Podbrey
Ed Hong-Louie
Ed played Zyang Wu who had been abducted by an Asgard in the Stargate SG1 episode Fragile Balance. He has also been on Human Cargo, Eureka, The Collector, MacGyver and The X-Files. IMDB

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Aug 252016
 

Motive

Well we are nearing the end of the Canadian crime drama Motive and in this last but one episode entitled “Chronology of Pain” there is a bounty of former Stargate actors in addition to the regular and recurring cast members I’ve mentioned before. The episode deals with the murder of a very powerful and influential judge and as always we know who did but the motive is what eludes and is slowly revealed as the story plays out.

Interesting to see Louis without the beard 🙂

Motive _ Louis Ferreira

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Aug 252016
 

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, For Your Security, Battlestar Galactica and Fringe. IMDB Twitter
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
Brad Dryborough
Brad was in Stargate SG1 “Sight Unseen” as the pickup driver and in the Atlantis episode The Prodigal as the hybrid. He has also been in episodes of iZombie, Motive, Arctic Air, Fringe, The Killing, The Flash and Falling Skies. IMDB Behind The Voice

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

Aug 242016
 

Tony Amendola
Tony played Master Bra’tac on 26 episodes of Stargate SG1 and has recently had recurring roles on Once Upon A Time and Continuum as well as guest spots on The Mentalist, Dexter, CSI, NCIS: LA, New Girl and Intelligence. IMDB Twitter
Tony AmendolaKwesi Ameyaw
Kwesi was Olokun in two episodes of SG1 (Last Stand & Summit) as well as playing a Tactical Sargent in the Atlantis episode Outcast. He’s also guest starred on Fringe, Smallville, Once Upon A Time, Bates Motel, iZombie, Psych and Sanctuary. IMDB Twitter
Sonja Bennett
Many happy returns of the day to Sonja Bennett who was Dahlia Radim in the Stargate Atlantis episode Coup D’etat. She has also been in Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Cold Squad, Godiva’s, Mistresses, Supernatural, Motive and played Ruth in Preggoland. IMDB Twitter Official
Carlo Marks
Carlo played Andy on the Stargate Universe episode Earth as well as appearing on Smallville (twice), Pretty Little Liars, The Deadly Pledge and Scarecrow. IMDB Twitter

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

Aug 232016
 

Aaron Douglas
Aaron played Moac in the SG1 episode Maternal Instinct and a Jaffa in Redemption Part 2 but of course he is much better known for playing Chief Tyrol in Battlestar Galactica. He’s also starred in Hemlock Grove, The Killing, The Bridge, Hellcats, The Returned, iZombie and The Flash. IMDB Twitter

Allan Lee
Allan was the editor for 24 episodes of Stargate SG1 and also directed the season four episode Entity and has ran the second unit on the show. He’s also worked on Continuum, Highlander, The L Word, The 4400, Missing, Alice, Dirk Gently and Olympus. IMDB Twitter

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Aug 222016
 

Michael Gordin Shore
Michael played Lt. Menard in the Stargate SG1 episode Enemy Mine, he also appeared on Postal, Psych, Blood Ties, The Dead Zone, The Will, Best Christmas Party Ever, The Strain and White Chicks. He has also produced and directed shows such as Glass, Treatment and Hit ‘n Strum. IMDB Official Twitter

Joey Aresco
Joey appeared twice on Stargate SG1, he played Slaviash in Company of Thieves and then Mr Parker on Full Alert. He has also guest starred on Dallas, MacGyver, The Flash, Just Cause, Dark Skies, Kojak, Lou Grant, TNG and Taxi. IMDB

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Aug 212016
 

Cathy Weseluck
Cathy played a resident within the machine on the Stargate SG1 episode The Gamekeeper but is better known for her voice work on shows such as Dragon Ball Z, Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, Double Dragon, RoboCop: Alpha Commando, 1001 Nights and the upcoming My Little Pony: The Movie. IMDB Twitter Official Behind The Voice
Cathy_Weseluck

Aug 202016
 

io9

We all have those movies from our youth, the ones we remember almost too fondly to rewatch as an adult. Well, after suddenly coming down with a low-grade fever last week, I decided to pound two doses of Dayquil and turn on Stargate…

Stargate

Source: I Ate a Shitload of Cold Medicine and Re-Watched Stargate

Aug 202016
 

Faith

In the episode Faith we see the Destiny drop out of FTL in a star system with a single planet that had not been charted by any of the seed ships which had passed through their part of the galaxy. Rush investigates and determines that this star and planet where simply not there when the seeders were looking to place Stargate and the scans of the system simply make no sense in terms of the age of the star and the planet’s structure and ecosystem. However Destiny will be in the system for at least a month as it orbits the star so the shuttle is sent down along with a full compliment of volunteers who set up camp and proceed to live the life of hunter/gathers. TJ goes along and realising now she is well into her pregnancy makes the most of the fresh air and water and good local food to revitalise her soul, many in the camp follow suit.

Faith (8)

On Destiny the remaining crew take the time to do some maintenance and explore the ship further, they find a few things that may come in useful at a later date but overall a depression has set in thanks to the daily grind and as the ship gets nowhere rather slowly. Of course not everyone had the opportunity to visit the planet but with gate travel limited perhaps many people still have not physically left the shop since they arrived. As the days go by and the camp prospers many begin to question the existence of the planet and the strange tower, perhaps the planet was created by an advanced species for purposes unknown or as Dr. Caine mentions perhaps it’s a gift from god. When their time on the planet draws to a close Young is rather startled to hear that not everyone wants to come back, mostly the group consists of the civilians but Scott and TJ want to stay, this does not go down well with the Colonel. Taking the partially repaired second shuttle he makes planetall and offers a deal, if all the military return he will leave that shuttle (shelter, power and limited flight) for the civilians and wish them well. TJ is heartbroken but a realist and returns forcing Scott to follow suit and the primary shuttle returns to Destiny with less people than before but packed with food and water.

Faith is beautiful looking episode making full use of the location shooting, some of the visuals are truly awe inspiring including the “night” shooting which was actually done during the day and making use of post production to create a truly believable night scape. The discussions between all the characters on the planet be it about TJ and her pregnancy and the existence of the plant and the tower be it from god or another species showed how good the writing was in the show and the chemistry between both regular and guest actors. There are many questions asked in this episode and they tend to be ones with no direct answer, certainly this planet will remain a bit of a mystery for a while as such things should be although I am sure it’s existence may have been addressed if Universe had been on the air longer than it was.

Our thanks to Steve for joining us for this episode of the podcast and for bringing great insights into the story, he will be back. This weeks promo is for the Flash Pulp podcast and next week we will be taking a look at the episode Human with one of our long term guest hosts Thomas, hope you join us for that and we would be delighted to hear from you.

Promo…

Links…

Mentions…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.