Our Food Purchase of the Day video series returns with a most undelightful soda…
Akemi samples the soda, fails to offer a review, and then gets distracted by a bee…
Continuing our Stargate: Atlantis re-watch with…Tracker!
A great episode from start to finish. Unlike many of the episodes I can nitpick after repeat viewings, this one actually gets better with time. A great, fun, fast-paced script by Carl Binder. One of my favorites.
And Akemi loved it as well.
When I told her that Carl wrote the script: “Binder-san!”
And when she spotted actor Mike Dopud, who she instantly recognized even though his back was turned to camera in his very first shot: “Mike Dopud!” By the way, it’s never just “Mike”. It’s always the complete “Mike Dopud”.
Akemi was on the edge of her seat (aka the bed) throughout and a couple of moments made her jump and scream – once so suddenly and loudly that a startled Bubba got up and moved over to my side of the bed where he spent the rest of the night.
On the wraith sport of hunting runners: “What game wraith play? So bad taste. Who want to do it? High risk, no?” Hey, you won’t even catch me driving the extra three blocks for bison burgers, much less hunting armed prey for sport.
Not much in the way of dazzling visual effects in this one, but she did praise the shot of the teleportation device fastening itself to Kiryk’s wrist: “Looks really real!”. Yep, that’s what we were going for.
Some sadness when Kiryk disappears through the gate, taking the wraith with him, and it became apparent to Akemi that he wouldn’t be hanging around: “Mike Dopud doesn’t join Atlantis?” I told her, sadly, no. She was disappointed and then, upon further reflection: “Poor Mike Dopud. They don’t need two handsome guys. Just one handsome guy and done.” It would’ve been like having TWO archaeologists on SG-1!
Finally, she loved the romantic rivalry between McKay and Ronon. On the one hand, I know that she finds Ronon very handsome, but on the other I know she finds McKay quite loveable, so I had to ask which one she would choose. After some consideration, she finally answered: “McKay. I like geek boy more than handsome guy.” Uh, in this particular case or in general? Never mind.