View Full Version : Stargate Universe S01E18 Subversion [open spoilage]
05-23-2010, 12:28 PM
These threads seem to be petering out. Maybe we should have gone with a consolidated season thread.
Anyhoo, I thought Friday's episode was pretty good. It was a bit more down to Earth, literally and figuratively, and felt more like the Stargate I'm used to.
Great seeing Daniel and General "Chubby Cheeks" O'Neil again.
I miss Sam Carter though. Just once I'd like to see her body-swap with someone on Destiny, and see what she could do to whip that ship in shape.
What'd y'all think?
05-23-2010, 12:34 PM
RDA has really packed away the twinkles, hasn't he?
It was a good episode, I never was fond of Telford, I hope he gets shot.
05-23-2010, 01:04 PM
The show works better (much better) IMO when it gets off the ship as much as possible. The on ship stories tend to be somewhat tedious. The only real issue I've got with this week's episode is the Captain allowing Rush to play amateur spy. Arguably there is no one more critical than Rush to the continued functioning of the ship and now you're going to let him die or get captured on this jaunt. Other than telling command to keep a very close eye on Telford there's no good reason at all to have him running around playing secret agent.
Beyond this if they're going to let Rush have optional life and death adventures they need to make him less mission critical to the ships functioning. There's also the wholesale change in Rush's personality from decipering the ship's mysteries being his life mission, to this overwhelming "We HAVE to do something!" concern about a possible mole back on earth where he's champing at the bit to play James Bond?
The original Stargate series worked (for me) as a mission ensemble because it was based on a somewhat realistic military heirarchy structure. Stargate Universe has the plot coherency of an "I love Lucy" episode.
05-23-2010, 02:56 PM
I can't remember how the stones work, but if Rush gets killed in Telford's body then he just zaps back into his own body, right? So no real risk? Or would Telford live on, in Rush's body? What does happen if only one person dies?
05-23-2010, 04:02 PM
I can't remember how the stones work, but if Rush gets killed in Telford's body then he just zaps back into his own body, right? So no real risk? Or would Telford live on, in Rush's body? What does happen if only one person dies?Its not entirely established.
I was surprised to see Daniel holding a real gun instead of a zat or something. And how cool would it have been if Teal'c had been along to help him follow Rush?
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