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06 February 2005 @ 03:17 pm
SG: Tin Man  
This episode pushes the envelope on angst. It's hard for me to watch towards the end. I don't come close to crying or anything, but my chest gets tight and my mind shies away nervously from the emotions and existential implications. I think in rewatching this is actually magnified by having read The Cost of a Used Spaceship and also knowing what's going to eventually happen in canon to synthetic Daniel. I want to reread the above story but I don't think I can right now. It'd be too much: emotional oversaturation. Gah.

I've watched "New Ground," "Maternal Instinct," "Crystal Skull," "Hathor," and "There But for the Grace of God" also. I'm thinking next: "1969," "The Broca Divide," "Urgo," "The Torment of Tantalus," and--if I can stand it--"Double Jeopardy." I've seen "2010" and "Absolute Power" fairly recently and I don't need to watch "A Hundred Days" or "Shades of Grey" again at the moment. I only have up through season five--any other suggestions?

ETA: Ooh, must watch "Legacy" before anything else. Schizo!Daniel. Yay!
Pouncer: Danielthepouncer on February 7th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
Fire and Water (watch Jack go postal after Daniel dies!), Solitudes (watch Daniel work himself to a nub trying to find Jack!), Within the Serpent's Grasp, The Serpent's Lair, Prisoners (dude, they're in jail together!), Secrets (both Daniel and Jack have them after this episode), Forever in a Day, Foothold, New Ground (they're in cages!), Window of Opportunity (that wacky golf game), The First Ones (the start of Daniel's affair with the Unas), The Curse (Osiris!), Between Two Fires (antics on Tollana!), Menace (for the pain), Meridian (to see Jack's denial).

Dear lord, I really do love most of the episodes from this show. It was hard to not say "watch everything!"
Anna S.: winter_lightseliade on February 7th, 2005 04:21 am (UTC)
*g* I watched "New Ground" for the cages of course, but had forgotten how much I liked Nyan (sp?). I think it's the same every time I watch--at first I'm like, eh, he's not very attractive, and he's kind of a goober. But then about 2/3 of the way in, I'm like, awwww, man, he rocks. Especially when he says that line about being a scientist--about how it's just as exciting for him when one of his theories is proved wrong. I love that. :)
Shade: beckett pencildaughtershade on February 7th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Nyan was cute. I just hated that they kind of made him Daniel's assitant and then we never saw him again. Well except he ended up on Atlantis recently (the actor playing someone else) and they killed him off. I was all "No! Not Nyan!" LOL
Martha: blindly by Salierisaffronhouse on February 7th, 2005 12:12 am (UTC)
They rebuilt android Daniel, and he was just fine. He was. Because anything else is just too dreadful.

(wandering off going lalalalala with my fingers in my ears)
Anna S.: daniel_geekyeliade on February 7th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
I support your lalala and raise you a no-no-no-can't-hearrrrrrrrrr-you.
sef1029 on February 7th, 2005 12:41 am (UTC)
"Scorched Earth" for Jack and Daniel in genuine conflict. "The Curse" for Daniel's past academic life and loves. "The Fifth Race" for protective Daniel, dying Jack, and the Asgard. "The Nox" and "Thor's Hammer" for good team interaction and the best of the alien races/planets.

You really haven't seen "Abyss"? Writing needs aside, you absolutely have to. It's almost all Jack-Daniel interaction and it's incredibly staged and...you just *have* to. It's a difficult episode to understand or explain on many levels, but unforgettable.

I'm quite amenable to angst if that's how you'd like to go. And I wouldn't turn up my nose at synthetic Jack or Daniel, nosirree!
Anna S.eliade on February 7th, 2005 04:22 am (UTC)
I am taking notes. *g*
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Anna S.: jack-oneilleliade on February 7th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
Unfortunately I'm on dial-up and I can't imagine downloading full eps--I'm behind the curve on that. (And always marvel and shake my head when I hear people talking about bit torrent so casually.) I did watch some S7, but it's a vague blur, no real memories.

I was debating about the Jolinar eps. Must add those to the list! ;>)