The cultural divide between Akemi and I has made for some very interesting conversations. More often than not, my attempts to explain certain facets of the Western world have only served to baffle her as she makes the all too innocent error of attempting to apply logic to such notions as tipping, fashion, and vegetarianism. As a result, these chats have left me amused, frustrated and, occasionally, genuinely disappointed there was no one around to hear them. And then, the other day, I noticed the voice memo function on my iPhone. I decided to test it out. And the following is the result of that test: my attempt to explain the story of Noah to Akemi.
Granted, I could probably use a refresher on Genesis 6-9.
Continuing our stroll down SGA memory lane…
As far as “prophetic visions” episodes go, I thought the show had done better – and would do better. Still, The Seer was not without its merits. There were a couple of standout guest performances on the part of the legendary Martin Jarvis, the always terrific Robert Picardo and, of course, Chris Heyerdahl as an enigmatic wraith looking to make a deal. It had its fair share of action, adventure and humor but, at the end of the day, unlike episodes like SG-1’s Prophecy or SGU’s Trial and Error, the visions at the heart of the story don’t really pay off in a satisfying manner (until episode’s later). Nevertheless, it’s nice to see Carter flexing her muscle in the face of some difficult command decisions, and standing her ground in the face of pressure from the IOA.
Today’s entry is dedicated to longtime blog reader Anne Teldy!