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21 November 2005 @ 07:24 pm
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Major Lorne is on a 2003 episode of SG-1, "Enemy Mine." Nice casting continuity.

I'm so glad that SG-1 parodied itself with the credit sequence of "Wormhole X-Treme." Because man, its credits are such The Cheese. Especially that first shot of Daniel where he turns his head and purses his lips at the camera OMG SO INTENSE AND DASHING. *laughs*



I go back and forth on Weir. Sometimes she's superbly tough and slaps Sheppard down as she should, or tries really hard to. Other times--and mostly I think I noticed this in season two--she annoys the crap out of me with her less than relevant contributions. Except that I can't think of any examples at the moment, so my observations here are rather lame.

In "Hide and Seek" Weir makes a comment about how John's "one personal item" is the football tape, which is almost immediately contradicted by the shot of him in his quarters with "War and Peace." I'm amused by the idea that someone told Weir she could only take one item, while everyone else packed a trunk. Either that or John smuggled the book through the gate in his pants. Or, oh, maybe John said forlornly to Rodney how he wanted to bring the tape *and* the book and Rodney was like, "Oh hey, just stick it in this box of computer peripherals." So cute. Rodney the Love Smuggler.

Rodney was so tough in early eps. Well, sporadically. But when he was tough, he was tough-tough. Kick-ass cutie tough. Like in "Suspicion" he helps drag John through the gate, and then he's all: "We *have* to go back and rescue Ford and Teyla!" And you can tell he's raring to go himself. Later, he psychs himself up to catch a Wraith with the rest of his team. Plus of course there's his manliness in "Hide and Seek" and other moments that I'm forgetting now.

John is such a dork telling the Athosian kids about Jason, the hockey-masked killer. Wait, let me re-emphasize that: SUCH A DORK. Hee. And wow, he does try really hard to sell himself as a manly football fan, doesn't he? You protest too much, John. You're very very gay.

There are no words for the hotness of John in his all-black outfits with the thigh holster. No. Words. And that early scene when he's on Teyla's homeworld, talking with her in the tent--she says that Sumner looks right through her, and John looks at her and says, "Do I?" Or something like that, because really, it was hard to focus on anything except the FREAKING HOTNESS OF HIS DARK INTENSE GAZE. *whimper*

So--we never actually do see John invite Rodney to be on his team, do we? Or did I blink and miss that? I know I've seen an invite scene in stories, but for some reason I thought there was an actual canon scene.

Those are my random thoughts of the moment.
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Pouncer: Sheppard and McKaythepouncer on November 22nd, 2005 03:29 am (UTC)
No actual invite scene. Weir says something at the end of Rising about how Sheppard will have to give thought to who he wants on his team, and then the next time we see them offworld it's 38 Minutes and Rodney and Ford and Teyla are there.

The dark intense gaze slays me every time.
Anna S.: john-rodney-38-minuteseliade on November 22nd, 2005 03:37 am (UTC)
Not directly related to your comment, but I just remembered something I'd thought about while watching "Suspicion", which is that they say how John's team had encountered the Wraith on something like 5 of 9 missions. And if Rodney was on all those missions, that's quite a rocky field experience for a newbie. I wonder how much it helps explain his later freak-outs if they keep having to run away from life-sucking aliens every time they gate out.
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(Anonymous) on November 22nd, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
Especially that first shot of Daniel where he turns his head and purses his lips at the camera OMG SO INTENSE AND DASHING.

They've finally gotten rid of that for the long credits for S9, and I mourn it. Mourn it, I tell you! Because it is the dorkiest credits shot ever, and so totally wrong, and yet somehow so absolutely appropriate for the drama-queenness that is Daniel Jackson.
Katie M.katie_m on November 22nd, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
AUGH!
Seriously, didn't LJ used to warn you when you were about to post anonymously? What happened to that?
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thegrrrl: John in blue shirtthegrrrl2002 on November 22nd, 2005 04:03 am (UTC)
Weir makes a comment about how John's "one personal item" is the football tape, which is almost immediately contradicted by the shot of him in his quarters with "War and Peace."

Plus the Johnny Cash poster that shows up later on in the season. Apparently home decor was big on his mind when he was packing to leave earth for another galaxy on what might actually be a one-way trip. As you said, we're supposed to believe he's straight? (Not to mention the gayest bachelor pad ever that he conjures up for himself in "Home".)



Anna S.: john pretty!eliade on November 22nd, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
Plus the Johnny Cash poster that shows up later on in the season.

Yes! Though I read one story that put forth the idea that this was actually the item of someone who died, and he decided to keep it and hang it in the guy's honor--Sumner's? I can't remember the story based on that one detail, unfortunately.

I was also going to mention the guitar, but I think that was S2, and possibly showed up after he could have brought it back from his visit to Earth. (?)

Apparently home decor was big on his mind when he was packing to leave earth for another galaxy on what might actually be a one-way trip.

I recently commented somewhere about how they seem to have a ton of personal items and supplies (and plenty of decorative stuff, too), when we saw them *walk* everything through the gate--why didn't they load up some trucks and drive them through, I wonder?

As you said, we're supposed to believe he's straight? (Not to mention the gayest bachelor pad ever that he conjures up for himself in "Home".)

That was quite the Queer Eye pad, wasn't it? *g*
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Josselin Kohljosselin on November 22nd, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
I hate Weir a lot. Every time I watch SGA I am tempted to write fic just so I could kill Weir off. A while back I had a fic outlined where I made Weir into a religious psycho before I killed her off, but Julad convinced me that writing this would alienate me from the entire fandom, so I refrained. :) (It really had more to do with laziness than fear of fandom alienation, but whatever...)
Anna S.: rodney-happy-smileeliade on November 22nd, 2005 04:13 am (UTC)
I have an unreasonable antipathy to her neck, which I try to overcome. She also has many bad hair days. Though I could say that for so many people that it's hardly worth mentioning, perhaps. *g*
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Pouncer: Danielthepouncer on November 22nd, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
Re: AUGH!
It's the hackeysack shot - Jack just tossed a hackeysack at Daniel to get his attention during a crucial briefing.
Anna S.: daniel-stunningeliade on November 22nd, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: AUGH!
Ha. I hadn't realized. A candid wtf? response. *g* That's when you're like, "Ohhh mom, don't put *that* photograph in the album!"
SEFsef1029 on November 22nd, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
But wouldn't someone have to smuggle in the VCR in his pants? Hmm?
Anna S.: john-floaty-dotseliade on November 22nd, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
They rigged it to a laptop DVD player perhaps. But...the BIG-ASS widescreen TV. Obviously mission-critical equipment, I don't argue with that (sanity-saving device) but still, hard to imagine them wheeling that across next to the medical supply boxes. Hmmyeahhh.
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Alizarin_NYC: shep blue with glassesalizarin_nyc on November 22nd, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
You rock. I love SGA and all its silly foibles much more than is reasonable. It's all Rodney's fault, of course. And your DH icons, too.

I SAW Major Lorne tonight and was like, "is that Major Lorne?" and you've answered my question. So he has off-world experience and is totally cute? Cool. More lines, I say! (And what IS his first name?)

And as for Weir. *sigh* It's like they took this really great idea for a character and then got distraced by the shiny male actors and Teyla's midriff and were like, WTF? People expect us to actually give the Strong Female Character Lead some good lines? Huh?

I want to write "The Incredibly True Tales of Elizabeth Weir" where she keeps a diary per Heightmeyer's instructions and details how she REALLY feels about all the bullshit that she has to put up with.
Mary the Fan: failing hair (peacerose)marythefan on November 22nd, 2005 05:20 am (UTC)
I'm amused by the idea that someone told Weir she could only take one item, while everyone else packed a trunk.

I remember seeing someone speculate that the "personal item" isn't actually a single item, but something more along the lines of an overnight bag that can be the carry-on item you're allowed on an airplane - it's a "single" item while still being stuffed with a whole lot of crap.

Maybe they forgot to explain that loophole to Weir. Heh.
Anna S.: john-sultryeliade on November 22nd, 2005 05:37 am (UTC)
Ahh, that makes sense. :D
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Doctor Science: Helga Ironpantsmecurtin on November 23rd, 2005 01:41 am (UTC)
the writers know jack-squat about female characters

Would you like some Word sauce with your Wordy McWord?
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raqsraqs on November 23rd, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
on that shot of daniel - have you seen "zoolander"? 'cause i cannot, CANNOT see those old credits without shouting "BLUE STEEL!" when daniel does his pout into the camera.

though i have a friend who swears it's "le tigre".

(if you haven't seen zoolander now go see it and that'll be damn funny, i swear.)
Anna S.eliade on November 26th, 2005 11:29 pm (UTC)
No, that's *it*--you are so very right. *dies* Though it *could* be Le Tigre too. I'm easy that way. But definitely one or the other.

*is cracked up*
Grey Bardgrey_bard on November 23rd, 2005 07:04 am (UTC)
Actually, "one personal item", at least on very small airplanes*, means one small item of personal luggage - something the size of a briefcase or purse. It could very easily mean that in the case of the Atlantis expedition too.

Frankly "You can have one small carry-on bag" sounds a lot more realistic than "You can only take one piece of stuff! We're checking pockets!". You could probably fit a dvd, a large book and maybe a folded up Johnny Cash poster into a small messenger bag fairly easily.

*This is the exact phrase./i>
good enough, just not transcendental: a clean shave in the morningwalkingshadow on December 2nd, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
In "Hide and Seek" Weir makes a comment about how John's "one personal item" is the football tape, which is almost immediately contradicted by the shot of him in his quarters with "War and Peace."

i subscribe to the general theory of being allowed to fill a box or bag of given dimensions; in which case weir's "you're allowed one personal item—and you brought this?" could mean he wasted precious space on it (in her opinion), rather than that he chose to bring it instead of anything else. it's just that the word "item" is confusing there. the real problem comes from the books, in that there seems to be two of them. i was spoiled backwards and forwards for the entire first season before i got my hands on the episodes and started watching, so i assumed the book we saw in "hide and seek" was war and peace; but when we finally do get to an explicit mention and a good look at it in "home," it's the barnes & noble classics version, and it doesn't look like the same book we saw him reading before, even if he'd taken the dustjacket off.

i mainly only go the one way when it comes to weir, which is "please do not talk anymore kthx."