Sep 082013

I’ve been busy catching up with the second season of Saving Hope and now patiently waiting for the tenth episode but for now here is Patrick McKenna playing Roddy Gray in the seventh episode of the second season called “Bed One” in which he is suffering from flesh eating disease and gets trapped in an elevator on  his way to dialysis.

Patrick appeared twice (The Other Guys, Avenger 2.0) in Stargate SG1 playing the scientist Jay Felger a character created for comic relief but with heart and style that made him a fan favourite straight away.  Patrick during his career has starred in the Robocop tv series, The Red Green Show, Traders, Best Ed and Hard Rock Medical. He has also provided the voice talent for many animated shows.


Roddy with Dr Lin

Roddy with Dr Lin

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Jul 142012

 Dr Jay Fleger returns to the fold with an energy weapon derived from alien technology, the test does not go well and to save his job he comes up with an abandoned idea for a virus to manipulate the DHD software and to remotely negate a Stargate thus denying it to an enemy. Once the not unexpected side effects mount up we are left with numerous SG teams stuck on alien worlds including Jack/Tealc and Daniel. Jack and Tealc are under fire while Daniel is in danger of being drowned as storm floods sweep through his location, great scenes from Shanks as he stands under a shower.
It’s now upto Sam to reign in the warped genius which proves a lot more difficult than she may have suspected even when armed with her own weapon as the P90 is now just for Jack due to real world cartridge supply issues.

A little bit of this a little bit of that.

Avenger 2.0 can be treated as a standalone but does bring back one of the two mad scientists from “The Other Guys” who is still living the high after his exploits alongside SG1 so much so that he his blind to the woman he works with who obviously adores him and well puts up with him.
It’s amusing to see a failed test of a weapon developed from alien tech especially in front of Jack and while the manipulation of the DHD system seems a logical approach to creating a tactical advantage you wonder why no one has done it before.

Chloe, patience of a saint.

Felger once again is a hoot and played to perfection by Patrick McKenna as he plays giddy when showing off his latest toy and then hiding his SG1 action figures when Sam visits his home. Once again when push comes to shove he gets a gun and goes onto the front line, you can say a lot about Felger but he sure ain’t no coward.

The episode is good for a few laughs and there is plenty of action near the end of the episode so it sits well above average in any rating system but you are always looking for his other half Coombs who actually does get a mention in a funny scene.

We have some feedback from Colin and Michael via email and twitter and a couple of lively conversations on our Facebook group, thank you one and all. This weeks promo is from Rico’s Treks In Scifi and next week we are covering Birthright which has Jolene Blalock as a special guest star.
We are still having issues with itunes and I don’t think we will be getting relisted as we were, we are going to resubmit but have plans to change a few things, mainly cosmetic.



Jan 282012

  On a babysitting mission SG1 are captured by the Jaffa of the system lord Khonsu but two members of the science team decided to play hero and ring up to the orbiting Ha’tak and discover that SG1 do not want to be rescued, they are on a mission which requires an unorthodox means of communication. It turns out a Tok’ra undercover agent buried deep is searching out the source of Anubis’s technology and has information to pass on but who is playing who and have SG1 walked into a trap.

Way to defy gravity.

The Other Guys is an out and out comedic episode yet still has time to provide it with firm footing in the overall season arc. The two scientists (Felger and Coomb) played by Patrick McKenna and John Billingsley are wonderful comedy actors who not only excelled with the script they were given but we’re able to expand on the limits writers by design impose on their characters. While Abyss holds the lead in terms of drama there is no doubt this episode has the laughs and even though the events spin around the two scientists it doesn’t preclude SG1 from playing the “straight” men in the performance.

Act casual

The Other Guys is an episode that you can cherry pick for someone new to the show and looking for a way in, it’s not typical but the humour fits right into the series as a whole, highly recommended episode and looks fantastic to boot and if you have the time have a listen to the DVD commentary with Peter DeLuise and Chris Judge.