Mar 052016


Inquisition and lets be honest no one ever expects the inquisition is sprung on the members of the main gate team after an invitation to a meeting with representatives of some alien worlds. These worlds are joining together to make decisions in terms of the Wraith and future of the Pegasus galaxy or so they claim. As it turned out this was a trap designed to capture Atlantis personnel and then to have them stand in front of a tribunal or inquisition to answer for their crimes. The three members of the bench proceeded to question every significant event that has taken place since Atlantis was reborn and while they had many good points the information they had was provided with an inbuilt bias. These along with other personal concerns pretty much guarantee a guilty verdict and so it is up to Woolsey to save the day since he recognized the power play and manipulation going on, after all he excelled in the politics of bureaucracy.

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Inquisition pretty much takes place in three locations, the briefing room, the jail cell and the court room and no doubt even with solid guest actors this episode was designed to be a money saver. That said Stargate has always done the clip show format with some style by making sure the story that provides the reasoning for the clips to stand by itself and once again Inquisition benefits from the level of attention. A very good episode for Woolsey it has to be said as well as the guest stars who had to carry the story with the regular cast pretty much going through the motions. Overall not a great episode but certainly worth watching because most of the charges against Atlantis have been brought up by fans during the shows run and long after, I know we’ve talked about the culpability of the Atlanteans in the events over the last few years.

Thanks to Jeff for joining us on this recording, the podcast certainly benefited from a third voice for this episode. This weeks promo is for Generations Geek a father/daughter look at geek things including movies, books and television. Next week we are back with a look the Stargate Atlantis episode Prodigal with our guest Brad and as always we’d love to hear from you especially since we saw a significant bump in our monthly download figure for February:)




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Oct 062012

  A new President in the White House requires an ultra top secret briefing from the Joint Chiefs. President Hayes who has been elected along with Vice President Kinsey is read into the secret of Stargate Command and despite at first thinking he is having his leg pulled handles the revleations and pressures from vested interests very well. Kinsey with his lacky Woolsey attempts to spin the recent investigation their way citing numerous incidents pulled from the mission reports but the SGC have their own champions.

Inauguration is a clip show produced to save money which is required to fund the CGI budget of the season finale. In some cases this tends to provide us with a weak episode but a number of factors exist which makes this episode something of gem in an already strong season. This episode had it’s roots many years previously when the obvious need for a new commander in chief was first considered and this was an ideal time given that initially this was meant to be the last season of SG1 before becoming a feature. The biggest plus point for the episode is the casting of William Devane as the President, he plays the part magnificently and balances the wonder of learning of the Stargate as well as the determination required to handle the political aspects, we also have Robert Picardo back as Woolsey, James McDaniel as General Maynard and of course Ronny Cox spitting nails as Kinsey.

You’re kidding, right?

They really did pull a rabbit out of the hat with Inauguration, it could so easily have been a total lemon but turns into a very useful breathing space between the Heroes two parter and the Lost City two parter, it has humour, drama and top notch performances.

There’s no one there Richard…

This weeks promos are from Pulp Audio Weekly and The Scifi Diner and next week we’ll be covering the first part of the season finale “Lost City Part 1”, we are always interested in your thoughts on this and previous episodes as well Stargate and our show in general so keep in touch via the usual means.

On the news front the wesbite has been running on it’s new host for a week and seems stable which is good and we are also now back in the itunes store which is better, lots of people do rely on Apples methodology.