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20 June 2008 @ 02:33 pm
Weekly poll & Spoiler Discussion Post - June 20  
Finally here it is, our inaugural weekly discussion post. Seeing as the last week has been distinctly short on major spoilers, I've had continuing issues with my computer so haven't had time to prepare and the season is getting ever closer it seemed like a good excuse to share our excitement and discuss what we are most looking forward to in the new season.

So lets talk episodes, which episode of the first half of the season has you bouncing in your seat with anticipation? Perhaps you can't wait to see Ronon visit his dark side in Broken Ties or you are dying to see the return of Todd in The Queen. Maybe the fogged sets of Whispers has you intrigued or you're looking forward to the team action and space battles of The Daedalus Variations.

With season five only 3 weeks away, which of the first 10 episodes are you most looking forward to?

Search & Rescue
14(26.4%)
The Seed
1(1.9%)
Broken Ties
11(20.8%)
The Daedalus Variation
2(3.8%)
Ghost In The Machine
1(1.9%)
The Shrine
18(34.0%)
Whispers
2(3.8%)
The Queen
2(3.8%)
Tracker
1(1.9%)
First Contact
1(1.9%)


Which guest stars are you delighted to see returning? Are you looking forward to Daniel Jackson's return to Atlantis? Are you intrigued by the team up of Teyla and Todd in The Queen? Does the thought of Sheppard-McKay friendship scenes in The Shrine make your heart melt? Or are you just excited by the prospect of SFX, wisecracking heroes and plenty of action?

Whatever had got you excited about the new season leave a comment and let us know about it.
 
 
 
syble4: pic#75981871syble4 on June 20th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
The one thing I can't wait to see is how that conceptual art of Sheppard burred in ruins plays out since he's also shown in photo on the hive during, I presume, Tela's rescue. Can't wait.
sgaspoilerssgaspoilers on June 20th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
It's a real conundrum that one isn't it? Does the roof collapse in on him AFTER Teyla is rescued? Or is he not as badly hurt as it looked? Characters do sometimes have the habit of bouncing back from injury very quickly.
syble4syble4 on June 20th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Yes they do. They all also look, showered, and Rodney at least, is waring a change of clothes. So it makes me wonder if they don't actually rescue Teyla on that day, but track them down later. I've been pondering that since one of the photos shows Rodney with his computer connected to something, and I'm wondering if he isn't getting that computer data he was after, after all. The hard part, for me, at this point is not to do too much speculation. ;)
sgaspoilerssgaspoilers on June 20th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
*lol* That's the trouble with spoilers you start speculating and end up driving your self insane trying to figure it out.

You could be right, perhaps they save Sheppard, Ronon et al from the building at the beginning of the episode and then go back for Teyla later.
Chocolate H.-D.: sga3_citychocolate84 on June 20th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Or are you just excited by the prospect of SFX, wisecracking heroes and plenty of action?
That. Definitely that! I miss action and wisecracks and good SFX... Yes Supernatural I'm looking at you!

Then I'm looking forward to "The Shrine", because I think the book, of which this episode is supposed to be a somehow/in a way/maybe reverse of if I remember correctly, is an amazing story and I'm curious to see what SGA is doing with it.
syble4: pic#75981908syble4 on June 20th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
This looks like it's going to be fill with a lot of angst, and I'm also looking forward to that. On my personal list of 'can't wait to see' this is second, but only by a small margin.
Chocolate H.-D.: sga3_citychocolate84 on June 20th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, given the story, I kinda figured. And if it's wrapped into a good, interesting storyline, then it's all good, too. I can deal with angst, I can't deal with The Infinite Loop of Doomy Angst! ;)

What's your number one on that list? The season premiere?
Let's Cause a Scenecauseascene_1 on June 20th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
Well, being a Shep-whumper, all the spoilers about Shep being whumped, big or small (S&R, The Seed, Broken Ties, Remnants) has me over the edge.

Guest stars... I'll like seeing Shep's ex-wife returning simply because I think it will be interesting what they do with it in terms of Sheppard.

Team up of Teyla and Todd... hmm, I think it will make for an interesting episode. It has possibilities. I'm not overwhelmingly excited about this one, but I'll keep an open mind.

Shep-McKay friendship scenes are almost always okay by me. I usually love where they go those scenes. Although, The Shrine does not sound like one I'm going to be in love with. It's another 'save McKay' and I'm kind of getting sick of them. Again, open mind.

Oh yes... I'm looking forward to all things SGA.

Thanks for keeping this comm up. Its really awesome and I'm always checking it :)
Let's Cause a Scenecauseascene_1 on June 20th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Oh wait! I forgot one that I was wanting to discuss...

Daniel. Well, he's always been my favorite character on SG1. I love him and so I like to think I'll enjoy him on Atlantis as well. It has the possibility to be like Midway wit Teal'c, which was one of my favorite episodes. But it also has the possibility of being like The Return (I think it was) where I feel they overplayed Jack. Wore out his welcome.

So... I'm a little worried because I know the writers love Daniel, and then he's going to be paired up with their other favorite, McKay. So, I'm afraid it will be the Daniel and McKay show.

Sigh... open mind.
wellifnotwiselywellifnotwisely on June 20th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'll like seeing Shep's ex-wife returning simply because I think it will be interesting what they do with it in terms of Sheppard.

Oh yes. It used to really annoy me that Sheppard's past is still mostly a mystery, but now I sort of enjoy it.
...: sga - wraith wackymahoni on June 20th, 2008 02:47 pm (UTC)
I'm looking most forward to the Sheppard & Ronon BFFness that Jason Momoa talked about to Gateworld. Also, The Queen sounds completely awesome - Teyla gets to do stuff AND Todd turns up! \o/ And this:

SFX, wisecracking heroes and plenty of action

Main reason I love SGA right there. Yay!
kreugankreugan on June 22nd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Hey just wanted to say I love your icon, haha. 8D

I also agree with you on the Sheppard & Ronon BFFness. There seem to be a lot of great episodes that focus on the team and the dynamics within it, can't wait!

(edit for proper English B| lolol no typing in the morning for me)

Edited at 2008-06-22 03:34 pm (UTC)
wellifnotwisely: morning has brokenwellifnotwisely on June 20th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Weekly poll and Spoiler Discussion Post \O/

1) Teyla! Teyla! Teyla! Her rescue; Rodney delivering her baby; Teyla as Wraith Queen.

2) The Shrine. Sounds like the ultimate SGA canon is fanfic episode.
McKay develops a condition that slowly robs him of his intellect and memories, making him increasingly childlike.
DH quote: "The entire Atlantis away team, looking like drowned rats, cowering atop a submerged stargate. Okay Joe, Rachel and Jason are crouching, and look more like lithe glistening sea-panthers...but I'm doing my part and representing for the bedraggled geeks with sinus problems..."

3) The Inquisition. More my show's canon is fanfic. Also sounds like TPTB heard all that criticism about SGA ethics.
Several worlds have joined together to create a human coalition against the Wraith, their council contacts Atlantis extending an invite to meet with them and asking for Sheppard by name. They assume they are being invited to join the coalition but in fact Sheppard and the team find themselves on trial for “crimes against the people of the Pegasus Galaxy.

4) Vegas.
CSI: Atlantis ... This episode will centre around Sheppard. A corpse is discovered and John plays detective.

5) The Traveler Katana. Another exotically gorgeous female alien who will appear in the mid-season two-parter as captain of one of the Traveler's ships to remind us that Sheppard is straight! straight! straight!.

All of which is fine and dandy, but what I really want to know is: WHAT DOES EVERYBODY THINK ABOUT THE RODNEY-JENNIFER-RONON "LOVE TRIANGLE"???!!!
David Hewlett discusses Tracker and the burgeoning friendship between Ronon and McKay “[Tracker] will be really fun because that’s going to have some Ronon and McKay stuff, basically addressing what has become a love triangle. ...
Hewlett also touched on the “love triangle” that is developing between McKay, Keller and Ronon speaking of McKay’s inability to have a “normal” relationship - the issue will be touched on in both The Shrine and Tracker.


Although I'm a McKay devotee, I can't bear the idea of Ronon's heart being broken any more. If he wants the girl, then he should be the one to get her. I fear TPTB could handle this very badly - making Rodney look like a schmuck AND Jennifer seem like a slutty bitch AND breaking Ronon's heart. Still, it's possible they could do something good, with Jennifer being torn between profound sexual attraction on the one hand and intellectual compatibility on the other; between fear of falling for an alien warrior versus choosing the safer course of a relationship with someone much more like herself.
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