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Stargate SG-1 Season 10 Line in the Sand April 20, 2007

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Not a bad episode but not a great one either.

Something goes wrong when SG-1 attempts to use Merlin’s phasing device to hide a village from the Ori army, forcing Mitchell and the critically wounded Carter to hide themselves out of phase from an occupation force of ruthless Ori soldiers

It’s entirely predictable and not particularly challenging except for Vala’s Ori husband who defies the prior.

Beyond that…looking forward to the next episode….countdown to the series finale is still on…

Stargate SG-1 Season 10 – The Quest Part 2 April 14, 2007

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Having finally overcome all the obstacles protecting the sangraal, SG-1 and Ba’al are automatically beamed away from the underground cavern at the end of their quest, leaving an infuriated Adria behind. Arriving in a new chamber, they are astonished to discover not the mystical weapon they’ve been hunting, but rather an old man frozen in a stasis pod. The sangraal was actually destroyed long ago. In its place, however, sleeps the one man who can build a second version of the weapon: Merlin himself.


Great episode from top to bottom. No suprises as SG-1 figures out how to defeat the dragon…

FUNNIEST LINE in the whole episode is when the team is trying to guess the dragon’s real name and Teal’C deadpans with his name suggestion of – “PUFF”.

but an interesting twist with the discovery of Merlin.

Too bad Merlin himself dies..

And too bad that Daniel gets captured by the Orii.

Oh well. Guess that just helps to set up the next few episode where SG-1 will undoubtedly track, locate and save Daniel. The countdown for the final episode of Season 10 is on!!

Stargate Atlantis season 3 – Echoes April 14, 2007

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When the people of Atlantis begin to have visions of ghosts, Teyla believes the apparitions are actually Ancients unable to ascend warning them of a great danger.

Kind of a weird episode – but Stargate Atlantis does a great job of tying in stuff from previous episodes. In this case, it’s the whales that live on Atlantis.

We had this episode figure out about half way though, but still solid entertainment that’ll keep you in your seat for a full hour.

No wraith or replicators in this episode..which makes you wonder when they’re coming back (next episode maybe?)

Stargate Atlantis Season 3 – The Return April 8, 2007

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FINALLY! It’s back Stargate Atlantis is back…thank the ancients!!

AND what a great episode too.

No surprises really  as the main Stargate Atlantis crew retakes the city from the replicators.

It’s too bad that the replicators killed all of the ancients – or so they claimed – might make for some interesting future plots. Then again the Atlantis crew tends to run into ancients at least 3 times a season as it is.

Also it’s not likely that we’ve seen the last of the replicators either – they still have their whole replicator world and next time around likely won’t be as ‘easy’ to defeat.

All in all a very welcome return for season 3.5 of Atlantis – a solid show with non-stop action.

Stargate Universe will be the third stargate series March 25, 2007

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It’s official! Following in the footsteps of Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis will be the new Stargate Universe Series.

Details on the new series so far are very sparse- we don’t know for example when the show will actually air. Though it is being targetted for sometime in 2008.

BUT we do know that it won’t be a prequel or something in the far future, though it’s not a spin off of either of the two existing franchises.

The new series has been conceived to be “a completely separate, third entity,” executive producer Robert C. Cooper said in an interview — “much more so than Atlantis was. Atlantis was much more of a spin-off series of SG-1 and was sort of born out of SG-1.”

Apparently the show will also deal with the 9th Chevron the stargate (most addresses requiring 7 chevron with the 8th being for distance).

More information (though few hard details) are available in the full length interview on Gateworld.

Teal’c (Christopher Judge) to Guest Star on Stargate Atlantis March 13, 2007

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We already know that Samantha Carter is moving over to Atlantis starting next year when SG-1 is off the air.

Now word has come that that Teal’c (brilliantly played by actor Christopher Judge) will be on Atlantis too.

Don’t get too excited it’s only a guest spot according to early reports but it does give hope. Hope that SG-1 characters can continue to co-exist even when their show is only available on DVD.

Long Live Atlantis!

(for more info on Atlantis Season 4 check out Atlantis screenwriter Joe Malllozi’s blog)

SCIFIPEDIA vs. Wikipedia February 23, 2007

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SciFi.com is now actively promoting its own SciFi wiki called SciFipedia. It’s an effort to build out a complete ‘encyclopedia’ of SciFi shows, characters, games and other such trivia.

SciFi.com is expecting/hoping that people will freely give up their time and knowledge to help build out the content. Not a bad idea and one that Wikipedia has proven works.

There is a big glaring monstrous problem with it though.

If you look closely at SciFipedia’s pages in particular the Terms of Use it becomes very apparent that Scifipedia is nothing like Wikipedia. First off Scifipedia content is not licensed under any real open content license like Creative Commons or the GNU Free Documentation License. What that means in normal human speak is that you can’t freely use any content from Scifipedia.


Except as described in this Terms of Use, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, create derivative works from, perform, sell, resell or exploit SCIFIPEDIA or any portion of SCIFIPEDIA (including any promotions and advertisements for SCIFIPEDIA) (collectively “SCIFIPEDIA”), without express written permission from SCIFIPEDIA.

Wikipedia is totally different in that the GNU Free Documentation license and Creative Commons licenses are all about letting information be free. Part of the incentive of contribution is knowing that you’re setting information free for any/all to benefit from.

Speaking of contributions, at Wikipedia anyone can contribute at any time. There is no need to register if you don’t want too. I’ve contributed many hundreds of entries to wikipedia and have never once registered.

With Scifipedia you have to register or you can’t contribute.

The policy for SCIFIPEDIA is that only registered members will be allowed to contribute entries. The registration will be handled though the SCIFI.COM main website, and registered SCIFI.COM members need only log in. A name and email address will be required, and you’ll need to follow an authentication procedure to become a registered member.


Then last but perhaps most importantly is the fact that Scifipedia has only 4,710 entries or so. Wikipedia greatly outstrips that already, containing the same and alot more in SciFi than SciFipedia.

So what am I saying?

I’m saying if you’re going to give of your own free time and will to help enrich and educate why not do so in the most free, most collaborative and most used media the world has ever known. Forget about scifipedia – contribute to Wikipedia.

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Stargate Atlantis : Dr. Carson Beckett’s Funeral February 21, 2007

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We’ve known since early this year that Dr. Carson Beckett would be leaving Stargate Atlantis. We also know that Beckett is being replaced by actress Jewel Staite from Firefly

Though in North America Stargate Atlantis Season 3 is currently on hiatus until April, Stargate’s producers have already filmed the rest of the season –

In fact if you don’t want to wait until April (or later) to see the most important moment of Season 3, you don’t have too.

WARNING ! The video below shows the funeral of Dr. Carson Beckett, if you don’t want to wait till it airs then don’t click play. Otherwise, without any further ado…the Funeral of Dr. Carson Beckett.

Col. Carter Set to Join Stargate Atlantis crew full time. February 20, 2007

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Amanda Tapping who plays Lt. Col. Samantha Carter on Stargate SG-1 is moving to Stargate Atlantis as a full time character starting with season 4.

Stargate SG-1 ends its 10 year run this year and will live on in direct to DVD movies.

Tapping is now signed up to be in 14 of Atlantis’s 20 episodes. Will she end up as McKay’s love interest (hope not)?! With two braniacs on the Atlantis base, i hope the action quotient stays high..and hey Col Carter is certainly no stranger to action.

Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum Announced! January 17, 2007

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Movies Coming Soon!

Studio Continues Record Breaking Franchise by Releasing Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. (MGM) announced today the extension of the hit Stargate SG-1 franchise with two movies based on the popular series. Titled Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum, the movies will both be made available to the television universe and home entertainment marketplace by MGM. The announcement was made by Charles Cohen, Senior Executive Vice President, MGM.

“`Stargate SG-1′ is to MGM Television what the James Bond, Pink Panther and the Rocky franchises are to our feature film unit,” said Cohen. “We are committed to continuing to release new SG-1 content and its `Stargate Atlantis’ spin-off, and we’re also steadfast in our dedication to extending the franchise. Stargate is an indelible brand for MGM and we will support it well into the future.”

With its high quality production values, long-term stability in the show’s leadership and strong chemistry between the lead actors in the series, all of whom have big audience appeal, Stargate SG-1 is the longest-running science-fiction series in U.S. TV history. The series has a strong worldwide fan base and can be seen in over 120 countries. Stargate SG-1 cast members Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black and Michael Shanks are confirmed to star in both movies. Written and produced by Brad Wright and Robert Cooper, the new movies will feature the latest visual and sound effects, providing viewers with a theatrical movie-going experience.

In the first movie, Stargate: The Ark of Truth will bring a conclusion to the primary storyline of the past two seasons of the SG-1 television series. More thrills and action-packed scenes are planned for this special event movie, which will be directed by Cooper. The suspense will end as fans will see the conclusion of the epic Ori saga.

In the second movie, Stargate: Continuum the SG-1 team is now free to embark on new and exciting adventures throughout the endless Stargate universe.

Below are the synopses for the new Stargate movies:

“Stargate: The Ark of Truth”

As SG-1 searches for an Ancient artifact which they hope can defeat the armies of the Ori, they learn more Ori ships are about to be sent through the supergate to launch a final assault on Earth. Daniel discovers that the artifact, the Ark of Truth, may be in the Ori home galaxy, and SG-1 embarks aboard the Odyssey to find it, and pre-empt the attack. The IOA has a plan of their own and SG-1 ends up in a distant galaxy fighting two powerful enemies.

“Stargate: Continuum”

While SG-1 attends the execution of Ba’al, the last of the goa’uld system lords, Teal’c and Vala inexplicably disappear into thin air. Carter, Daniel and Mitchell race back to a world where history has been changed: the Stargate program has been erased from the timeline. As they try to convince the authorities what’s happened, a fleet of goa’uld motherships arrives in orbit, led by Ba’al, his queen, Katesh, (Vala) and his first prime, Teal’c. SG-1 must find the Stargate and set things right before the world is enslaved by the goa’uld.

Stargate Atlantis Losing Dr. Beckett January 15, 2007

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StarGate SG:1 lost its first doctor and apparently Stargate Atlantis is set to loose its first Doctor too.

And just like Stargate SG1 that replaced their Doctor with a fan favorite from another sci fi show (Andromeda). Atlantis is getting one too, but this time actress Jewel Staite from Firefly

Paul McGillion will no longer be a regular cast member, with his character Dr. Carson Beckett departing in the second half of Season Three. If you want to try and save him check out SaveCarsonBeckett.com .

Eclipse Magazine has the full interview with Paul McGillion.