Mar 282015
 

avatar The team explore what looks like an abandoned space station built within a small moon orbiting a devastated planet, Rodney of course can’t help but start pressing buttons and powering up the stations nuclear reactor. As the systems come alive he recognises an energy signature as belonging to the Wraith beaming device and they find a human looking individual who has been returned to physical form. Herick tells them the story of his world as it came under attack from the Wraith and this station was built to house and protect a few thousands people in storage until such time as they could return and rebuild their world but only one of the storage units is present. Jamus the leader of the project is awakened and explains that in the final hours the second shuttle never made it to the stations and Herick’s family perished, in his grief Herick commits suicide and cripples the station leaving it in a decaying orbit and now no jumper to escape either.

TheArk (40)The Ark is another standalone episode near the end of a season which was strongly arc orientated but despite that works quite well even though you have to question the basic premise of the story and the decisions made by the people on this world. I can’t help but feel some deep underground havens would have been just as secure as an orbital hiding place for dozens maybe hundreds of these storage units for long term survival of the species and allow for more diversity. Oh well, we’ll never really know what ultimately becomes of the survivors but if the mixture isn’t 90% practical skills then no amount of art and poetry will prove the decision to obliterate their world was good let alone practical. The overall production based on pretty much two main sets worked very well, kept it claustrophobic and in your face but I don’t think any character really keep out looking good, even John’s choice to pilot the unpowered shuttle wasn’t a big deal since it should have smashed to pieces not matter how good a job he did. That said an easy to watch episode and The Ark is far from the worse of the season but not that memorable either but Kenneth Welsh did a fantastic job.

Thanks to Mack and Brad for the comments over on Google+ and Facebook, this weeks promo is for The Scifi Diner podcast and next week we are back with Stargate SG1 and the Teal’c centric episode Talion so buckle up for that:)

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Mar 282015
 

Now isn’t this a thing of beauty, the Stargate Diorama Deluxe Version from Space – Art

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Mar 282015
 

Cam Cronin
Cam made his only appearance on Stargate as an Airman in the SG1 episode Window Of Opportunity and he made an impression on a certain member of SG1. He’s also been in The X-Files, Fringe, Psych and Supernatural. IMDB Twitter
Darcy Laurie
Darcy played Airman Dunning in nine episodes of Stargate Universe and also appeared in two episodes of SG1 first as a Cave Dweller in The First Commandment and then as Tass’an in Babylon. He has also guest starred on Cold Squad, Fringe, Supernatural and Continuum. IMDB
Brian McCaig
Brian played as tech in the Stargate Universe episode Alliances and has appeared on Moments, Supernatural, Some Assembly Required and Motive as well as doing stunt work and working as a stand in.
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Mar 272015
 

Richard de Klerk
Richard was in two episodes of Stargate SG1 as Dominic in Rite Of Passage & Joe in One False Step, he has also guest starred in Sanctuary, Andromeda and The 4400 and can be seen in the latest season of Motive and Supernatural. IMDB Twitter Official
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Mar 262015
 

Angelique Naude
Angelique caught Sheppard’s eye in “No Mans Land” playing a small role in that Stargate Atlantis episode. She’s also been on The 4400, Supernatural, Dream Gamblers, Blood Ties, Chaos and Scary Movie 4. IMDB
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Mar 252015
 

On the latest episode of David’s podcast “Out of the Blue” he chats with another former Stargate actor Alexis Cruz, many thanks to Geek Nation for allowing the embedding of the podcast and for some cracking shows in and out of our favourite genre :)

Mar 252015
 

James McDaniel
James played General Francis Maynard in two episodes of Stargate SG1 ( Lost City Part 2 & Inauguration ). He has also guest starred on Taken, Life As We Know It, The Division, Detroit 1-8-7, The Following, Forever, Orange Is the New Black and starred on NYPD Blue as Lt. Arthur Fancy. IMDB

Mar 242015
 

Michelle Harrison
Michelle played the Assistant in the SG1 episode Absolute Power and then returned as Rachel in the Stargate Universe episode Visitation. She has also appeared on Continuum, Arctic Air, Emily Owens MD and Endgame. IMDB Official Twitter
Haley Beauchamp
Haley played an Airman in the Stargate Universe episode Pathogen and was Sylvana in the SG1 episode Bad Guys. She has also been on Whistler as Feeney, The Collector, Smallville and The Dead Zone. IMDB Agency

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Mar 232015
 

Stephanie Shea
Stephanie played Solen in the Stargate SG1 episode Learning Curve and also did a some stunt work on the show notably in the episode Talion. She is the daughter of Dan Shea the shows stunt coordinator. IMDB
Jason Schombing
Jason was Dr. Robert Rothman in three episodes of Stargate SG1 (The First Ones, Crystal Skull and Forever in a Day) and appeared on Tin Man, Intelligence, Smallville, Alice, The A-Team and Sanctuary. IMDB

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Mar 222015
 

Finally Supernatural returned to the small screen with the episode “The Things They Carried” and it featured former Stargate actors Richard de Klerk and Michelle Morgan. Richard played Kit Verson and Michelle played his wife Jemma Verson in a story dealing with US military personnel returning from a mission overseas and bringing back an unexpected traveller. 

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Mar 222015
 

Katie Stuart
Katie played Cassandra in two episodes of Stargate SG1 (Singularity and In The Line of Duty) and has had guest roles on Supernatural, Dead Like Me and The L Word.
She is currently appearing as Monroe on The 100. IMDB Twitter
Adrien Dorval
Adrien played Borzin in the Stargate SG1 episode Company of Thieves. He has also appeared on The Collector, Battlestar Galactica, Aliens In America, The Dead Zone, Sanctuary and Twilight New Moon. IMDB
Bruce Woloshyn
Bruce was the Visual Effects Supervisor and a digital artist on Stargate SG1 and Atlantis and also appeared in front of the camera in half a dozen episodes. He has also worked on movies such as Robocop, RED, Twilight Saga and shows such as Millenium, The Outer Limits and First Wave. IMDB Article

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Mar 212015
 

Jaye Davidson
Jaye played the mighty sun god Ra in the Stargate movie after asking for a million dollars and much to his surprise being paid it, he earned his acting reputation starring as Dil in the movie The Crying Game but he soon tired of the business and retired from mainstream acting. IMDB
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Mar 212015
 

avatar2 Daniel discovers the potential location of yet another cache of Ancient artifacts which may or may not include weapons technology, they gate to the location and find themselves in what appears to be a large modern museum which is currently hosting some sort of gala event, they are discovered and in the confusion shots are fired and alarms triggered which seals SG1 and some of the locals inside the structure. Alas to complicate matters the DHD is just a show piece and SG1 have to handle the “hostage” situation without hurting anymore (more than necessary) until such time as the SGC makes contact or they themselves discover a way to power the gate and manually dial out. A lone security guard takes it upon himself to take on and defeat these “rebels” while a museum researcher is vindicated in his belief that the ring device was indeed a means of travel amongst the stars but meanwhile the clock is ticking and this society which seems to be in the midst of political and social struggle have their fingers on the trigger.

We come in peace

We come in peace

Bad Guys is another episode that doesn’t quite seem to fit into the headlong dash to the conclusion of the ORI storyline and the wrapping up of the final season of the show, it has the feel of a mid-series episode with some decent action, humour and a few very worthy guest stars. The episode didn’t get a great reception either and Michael was quite critical of his characters actions in the episode but as we found out some heavy editing took place which may have made a significant difference to the overall context of various scenes. Ron Canada, Joshua Malina and Alistair Abell all bring their A game to the episode and make all the difference to what is a rather forgettable episode more so given the high standards of the final season.

We’d like to thank Andrew for joining us for the first time on this episode, he was well into the episode and made it far more enjoyable that it would have been otherwise, hopefully he will be back sooner rather than later and if you have the time check out his music, link below.

Thank you to Brad and Andrew for the feedback over on our Facebook page and everyone who has listened to this episode and supported the show. This weeks promo is for the Anomaly Podcast and next week we return to Atlantis for the episode The Ark, just me and Alan for that one but we hope you join us :)

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Mar 202015
 

Ingrid Kavelaars
Ingrid was Major Erin Grant in three episodes of stargate SG1 as well as roles on Jeremiah, ReGenesis, The Listener, Lost Girl, The Handler,  XIII: The Series, Code Name: Eternity. IMDB Twitter
Louis Cirillo
Louis played Bert Simmons in the Stargate SG1 episode Citizen Joe and is an accomplished voice actor as well as appearing on Andromeda and The 4400. IMDB Behind The Voice
John de Lancie
John played the villainous Colonel Frank Simmons in five Stargate SG1 episodes but was better known for playing “Q” in TNG, DS9 and Voyager. He has also recently starred in Torchwood and also does a lot of voice work. IMDB Official Twitter
Georgia Craig
Georgia played Sabrina Gosling in the Stargate SG1 episode Moebius, Part 1 and also appeared on Battlestar Galactica, Good Luck Chuck and Supernatural. She also works behind the camera in casting on such shows as Arctic Air and The Killing. IMDB
Nicholas Harrison
Nicholas played the Black Knight, Red Guard and a plain old Knight on quite a few episodes of Stargate SG1 as well as stunt work and spots on Supernatural, Dead Zone, Fools For Hire and Human Cargo. IMDB

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Mar 192015
 

Kelly Vint
Kelly was the very first Catherine Langford who appeared in the Stargate movie. She has also appeared in Thunder Alley, Bellyfruit and Space Jam. IMDB
Connor Trinneer
Conner played Charles “Trip” Tucker on Star Trek Enterprise and Michael Kenmore on ten episodes of Stargate Atlantis. He has also appeared on NCIS, Criminal Minds, Fairly Legal, 24, The Mentalist and Suits. IMDB Twitter

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