New Who, Universe Found

Only really two shows on TV I can be bothered to watch at the moment; the 11th Doctor Who and Stargate Universe…


Frankly, I was done with that show until “Human”;

Atlantis did not suck

Actually liked the twist. With Daniel to bounce off, David Hewlett seemed more inclined to play the earlier style Rodney as much as the script allowed making him an asset to the episode rather than the bane he has become.

But, I think they missed a golden opportunity – small, potential spoiler, so I’ll inconvenience you with one of these despite it being fairly short:


Here’s something you don’t often see from me… Praise, and high praise too: I haven’t enjoyed a Stargate episode like I enjoyed Atlantis’s “Whispers” last night since SG:1 season 9 or probably 8.

Stargate Continuum

We were spoiled by Star Trek: From series to movies was two decades of improvements in production and FX quality, and an equally large delta in budget.

Whereas, one of this movies many favorable attributes is the homeliness: they aren’t wearing sleek new $250,000 uniforms, there are no new team members, the friends/aliens/enemy are cast recalls, the SGC hasn’t been redesigned and renovated. Several of the cooler ‘effects’ sequences are actually filmed using real US Mil. hardware.

This is classic Stargate: Aliens have snakes in their heads or bellies, humans fly aircraft, nobody gets beamed and there are explosions.

But you definitely need to start by watching the extras so that your expectations aren’t set by the hype and anti-hype. Get yourself back into that mindset you had midway thru season 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8; dial back to a Friday evening with soda, snacks and the sofa, pop the disk in and watch … and you’ll be well pleased :)