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08 September 2006 @ 11:31 pm
SG-1: Memento Mori and SGA: McKay & Mrs. Miller  
Warning: spoilers ahead! Follow the cut if you do not fear these.

First I have to say I was not impressed with SG-1. Sorry to all those who felt differently, but I really did not like it all that much.

Memento Mori:

Okay, first of all this one seemed eerily familiar to S5's Desperate Measures, where Sam was kidnapped by those darn "ninjas" by that Dr. guy (can't remember his name now) who was terminally ill and wanted to be cured by a symbiote and thinks he can get info from Sam who was once host to Jolinar. It was the NID. In this case, The Trust kidnaps Vala. We have a goa'uld who wants access to info that Vala has from when she was a host. Jack, Daniel and Teal'c tried to find Sam and they rescued her. Daniel, Sam and Teal'c try to find Vala and they rescue her. Hmmm, recycling plots a bit, guys? Maybe I am too picky...

Luckily the "date" thing was not as awful as I thought it was going to be. Daniel looked less than comfortable and he insisted to Vala at least twice that it was not a date. Still I didn't find it all that interesting.

Daniel's shirt was kind of interesting, though. At first I thought he was wearing his pajama top, like they were little blue balloons or something, but I think it's paisley. And what was up with his hair? And I mean "up" literally. Is he trying to make his hair spikey like Shep's?

I thought it was sad that Sam didn't do much in this ep. Come to think of it, Teal'c didn't either. It was all Vala, Daniel, oh and some Cam. And again we get no team moments and no moments between the original three. TPTB still seem to avoid sticking Daniel with Sam in any scene. In Daniel's lab/office/whatever it had to be Cam who visited him when he mentioned who he thought had Vala.

I realized now that spoilers lie. I knew before that they can mislead, but I think this was an outright lie (and if it was just a mistake, they should have corrected it). On Gateworld and on the Solutions site, the spoilers for this ep mentioned Cam and Teal'c interrogating the guy responsible for Vala's disappearance, while Sam and Daniel watch. Guess what? It was Daniel doing the interrogating, while Sam and Cam watched. Yeah okay it's not a big deal, but again, it's some cardinal rule that Daniel and Sam cannot be on the same piece of celluloid together. *rolls eyes*

I felt somewhat nauseous when the shippy music started up when Daniel told Cam about the first time Vala disappeared (Beachhead I guess) and how he wanted to believe she was still out there - and he wants to believe it now. *vomit* And of course that whole climax/ending thing had me a little ill.

Didn't think it made much sense for Landry to suddenly announce to Vala after she got back that she's on SG-1....the timing just seems really odd. And then we have Daniel insisting again that that thing wasn't a date. Maybe it's me, but Sam seemed kind of ticked off when she looked at him and left the room (wouldn't blame her actually).

So, yeah, lack of team stuff really bugged me. I guess we have to expect that this season though. If it keeps going like this, and they actually do get an 11th season, I hope it won't be more of the same because I'm getting a bit disgusted... sorry again and no offense to those who liked it.

McKay & Mrs. Miller

This one was good! As has been par for the course since this season started, I enjoyed SGA more than SG-1 (yeah Chris I admit it! *ducks*). Was a bit surprised on how the two Rodney's turned out, with the AU one being not quite as sarcastic and all that. But it was great and I liked the job that David's sister did. Liked how Jeannie's little girl ran up to Rodney and hugged him around the legs and he said something like "hello, little one." LOL. :) I could not stop laughing when I heard that his real first name was Meredith!! LOL! Funny to see his friends getting a laugh out of that.

I loved the team scene at the end where Rodney is annoyed to see Shep, Ronan, and Teyla sitting there and seemingly talking about how great Rod is, only to find out that they really weren't that crazy over him. I liked how he sat down and they all started talking it up and laughing. Such great team interaction, which is sadly missing from SG-1 now.

Think I'm going to settle in with one of my Stargate novels...or watch my S1 DVDs again for some good old team stuff... if I can stay awake.
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Christine (aka) Pineapple >^..^<chris4short on September 10th, 2006 03:28 pm (UTC)
*ducks down* Hey ya know what - I enjoyed SGA more then SG-1 too. So why are we ducking? *quack* Opps, sorry... just abit "quackers" i guess...

I thought SG-1 was ok. And ya, recycle much TPTB? Same plot, different girl. *sigh* I'm still brain storming on our tag-team fic... will email with what I got in a bit... I guess it was a good Vala-centric ep. Explored more of her background and who she double crossed/pissed off when she was a Gou'ald. And hey they Tok'ra got mentioned! I was floored! Hey they got mentioned, what more do we expect since Jacob is dead. *sniffle* The only man who knew who Sam's tu wuv is.... (to everyone else... It's Daniel... don't believe the lies...)

Oh I was cracking up when Jeannie said "Mar" I was like... Ok.. "Mer? Don't she know her own brothers name?" And introduced infront of CARTER!!! How imbarrested did McKay - er Meridith - feel?? "Sexy librarian" and "smart for a dumb blonde" had the priceless look on her face - I am sure thinking of some missing scene fics, I'm sure everyone who loves McKay/Merdith was/is too... that was priceless!!

I liked that they made the AU McKay toned down and that he acknowledged that his reality may not be ideal, but it was home and he had to go back. And I loved that we got to see that clip from "letters from Peguseas" from S1... you could see how McKay is such a softy... and I liked that we got more background about him and his family... a family of physic and math geniuses... very cool.

Nope I liked SGA better then SG-1... maybe next week we will get an original plot *GASP*
jessm78jessm78 on September 10th, 2006 05:19 pm (UTC)
LOL...sorry...I know a lot of my friends are really liking SG-1 now, so...um...guess I was afraid of uttering blasphemy or something. *blushes* Sorry!

Cool, can't wait to see whatcha got... and the Tok'ra were mentioned??? I must have forgotten that part (oh pleasepleaseplease don't make me watch it over again! lol)... Oh, an actual mention! I think it would have been interesting if they explored that bit about the treasure, that thing Daniel was discussing, but he just blew it off completely.

I am still a little blue over the S/D friendship...but I will address that in a whole other entry...don't want to get too depressing on ya right here...

Onto SGA... ohhhh he must have been so embarrassed when she mentioned it in front of Sam! LOL...McKay/Meredith... oh, I can see Shep singing down the corridor at him "Ohhhhhhhh Merediiiiittttthhhhhh..." ;)

That was a nice touch with the AU McKay, and how our McKay/Meredith realized how he had been sorta distant with his sister. The footage from Letters from Pegasus was a nice touch... that was a great Rodn...er...Meredith-centric ep. :)

Oh I hope you're right. From what I can tell though it's more D/V pairing. :p According to spoilers (which I hardly trust now), Vala and Daniel assure Sam that everything is going to plan. Yeah - their wedding plans (Gawd I hope not - or I'd like to see Sam slap him in the face).