This is why I rarely go to the movies anymore: no sense at all. Also this: at the end of The Dark Knight Rises. And this: 6 Movie Plot Holes You Never Noticed Thanks to Editing | Cracked …. Oh, and this: 5 Movie Plot Holes You Didn’t Notice Due to Editing (Pt. 2) Viral
First honey and now this. Sad news. Sad, sad clown news: America suffering clown shortage as membership in trade organizations dwindles…
Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis rewatch with…and apologies for making you sit through it again…Sanctuary!
“My least favorite episode of the show’s five year run, probably the franchise’s seventeen season run. The story plods along at an unnervingly leisurely pace and the characters act – well – surprisingly out of character. Gone is the adorably curmudgeony McKay we’ve grown to know over the first half of the season, replaced by a miserable, humorless imposter. Our charming anti-hero, Sheppard, meanwhile, is transformed into a lovestruck schoolboy, picnicking on Atlantis and making the moves on a woman he barely knows. And when McKay calls him on it, Sheppard responds by almost throwing down with him. Dude, this is Rodney. Remember Rodney? The guy who saved your life two episodes back? The bulk of the episode is dedicated to entertaining the mysterious Chaya while McKay attempts to figure her out. Eventually, he learns the truth in a reveal that is at once strange and underwhelming. ”Yep, I’m an Ancient.” (Cue shoulder shrug). ”Let’s have cosmic intercourse.”
The episode is bookended by action sequences that, while exciting, don’t really make a whole lot of sense upon closer scrutiny. Why was the jumper attacked by darts in the opening? There was mention of a possible hive ship nearby but we never see it. And why is the planet attacked again at the end? Is it merely an enormous coincidence that the wraith just happened upon Proculus during the events of this episode (and while Chaya was away?)? Or have the wraith been demonstrating staggering patience by staking out the planet for generations, just waiting for an opportunity to strike?”
Also, is Sheppard so damn irresistible that this Ancient will fall in love with him over the course of an afternoon conversation? I’m sure many of you Sheppard fans will say “For sure!”, but really?
Akemi found this episode altogether bizarre: “Something like soap opera happening.”
But the first ten minutes were dedicated to a discussion of Teyla’s changing hairstyle. It went from long and curly to long and straight over the course of the half season and, for some reason, this bothered Akemi.
On their arrival on the forested planet: “Why every planet look like Vancouver?”
When Sheppard heads off on his romantic evening foray: “WTF? Night picnic?”
And, disappointment as Sheppard woos our guest star: “But I thought Teyla and Sheppard going to love-oo love-oo.”
Still, the episode did have a highlight: “I liked the fact McKay was very smart, very suspicious.”
All in all: “Kind of weird episode.”
So, how did you all
enjoy like experience this episode second time around?