Mar 172012

 Harry Maybourne pays Jack a visit at his home made more surprising because he is currently a wanted man with a charge of treason hanging over his head. Harry offers the gate address to the world Simmons stole the Prometheus to visit which he claims houses a cache of advanced weaponry and in return he wants a full pardon. It’s not that much of a shock the outgoing president agrees and Harry gets what he wants including a trip off world but it’s never that simple with Maybourne as we come to find out.

Trust me

Paradise Lost is a well produced and very nice looking episode but it’s not exactly action packed or overly dramatic. It does however make it up for this with an excellent score which is used to add the needed depth to long periods when there is little or no conversation between Jack and Harry.
It’s got to be said the Tom and RDA have excellent chemistry when they are together and this was the driving force behind the creation of Paradise Lost and while it is a standalone episode you can take more out of it if you’ve seen Harry’s history with Jack. If you haven’t then you may be in trouble because the only other significant guest star in the episode is Bill Dow as Dr Lee, it really is a Jack/Harry study in an unusual friendship.

Friends Forever

You know, Harry, it’s not that I can’t believe you lied to me again. It’s that you lied to me again!

This weeks promo is from The Scifi Diner and next week we’ll be covering Metamorposis. As always thanks for the feedback and if you have anything to say about our show or the episodes we cover then get in touch via email, twitter, contact form, facebook of G+.



May 142011

Sam returns to the Air Force Academy and discovers a young cadet who may at this age be smarter than Carter was in her day but there is an attitude problem which Sam convinces the General to let her adjust. Meanwhile a run of the mill baby sitting operation for Jack and Teal’c turns into a life and death struggle once Sam and her protegee turn up, the two are not directly related but they boys were doing fine:)

Fun and hi-jinks ensue.

This is the first episode for Jennifer Hailey the very smart young woman who Sam takes under her wing including being introduced to the SGC something quite unusual even though it’s obvious there are dozens of personnel who are not much older. Jennifer is played by Elisabeth Rosen and while on the subject this is also the first appearance for Dr Bill Lee played by Bill Dow. A rather surprising addition to this episode is a cameo from General Ryan a real honest to god member of the Joint Chiefs.

Damn Mosquito’s

Prodigy is a good episode, we’ve got some good new characters and actors portraying them and the two plots merge smoothly bring three of SG1 together for the final confrontation with an alien species one which the humans were more than likely responsible for.



Now for the apology…

We’ve been asking for feedback every episode and we’ve being getting some but after a gentle prod from our listener Thomas in regards to missing feedback we’ve found some messages on the old email address. Not sure if these were direct emails or wordpress forwarded ones (spam filter in action) but at least we’ve got them so sorry folks for the delay and thank you for the feedback.

Thanks to the following friends of The Gatecast…

  • Richard
  • Susan
  • Adriana
  • Stephen
  • Thomas

We’ll do better in the future both in terms of monitoring the spam filter and checking the old email but for the record the current Gmail is mentioned in each podcast but that’s not an excuse:)