Apr 212012

¬† SG1 are on board Prometheus for it’s shakedown cruise when a flaw in it’s energy buffer causes the hyperdrive to disengage but Jonas and the navigator save the day when he locates a world within a short jump which has a stargate. On arrival the drive fails and causes the ejection of the core which explodes and provokes a missile attack from the planet they are now orbiting but with smooth & pleading diplomacy Jack convinces the world they are not a threat just a nuisance.

Peddle faster!

Memento once again makes full use of the Prometheus set and now fully operational it really does look different especially with the various lighting levels. The ship also has a active ring transporter complete with nicked control panels and interfaced with English symbols/writing.
We don’t see her weapons but the Asgard shielding certainly works but it’s hard to imagine such a vessel being atmosphere capable, that I guess is for generations to come to figure out:)
The people of Tagrea are a mixed bunch even with the small sample but it serves the story with the visionary leader, a conservative military guy and the dreamer who means well but doesn’t quite have all the facts.
Robert Foxworth a seasoned TV actor and capable genre performer is excellent in his role and would have made a very satisfying recurring character if the series has explores Tagrea in later episodes.

B5, DS9, Enterprise oh SG1

The final product is a solid episode with some humour and drama but may be remembered for the homage to the movie in which we see a Stargate being uncovered in the desert and the with pulleys and winches erected whilst the
sun shines down. This scene was beautifully shot scene and one of Rob C Coopers indulgences.

An electric winch is cheating.

Next week we’ll be covering the episode “Prophecy” and this weeks promo came from the Treks in Scifi podcast. As always we welcome any feedback in any form so stay in touch and join us next week.



Apr 092011

The Tokra with Daniels help gain access to some weapons technology and hatch a plan to bring about a conflict between Apophis and Heruur. SG1 and Jacob prepare the trap only to find out that Tealc who is supposedly visiting his home world is on one of the target vessels so a rescue plan is needed.

Stargate often does an A and B storyline with it’s characters and many then merge into a main plot as The Serpents Venom is one of those with Teal’c on Chulak organising the rebellion but ending up on what of the ships that the rest of SG1 and the Tokra are intent on bringing about it’s destruction in the mayhem of the fog of war. It’s always good to Jacob who works well with Sam obviously but also Jack, the two men are very similar.

This is an effects heavy episode from the beautiful graphics required to put dozens of capital ships on screen amongst a huge orbital mine field as well as the close in work of the cargo ship and the mine floating in it’s hold. There are as always excellent performances from the guest stars and to see Heru’ur and Apophis go head to head was certainly worth it.

That’s gotta hurt!