Saturday, January 29, 2005

SCI FI Fridays!

Like last Friday, I am going to include my little elvaluation of Enterprise, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Battlestar Galactica. Overall rating: Excellent!

Enterprise: Andorians, Tellarites, and Romulans - oh my! This is part one of a two part episode. Earth agreed to mediate an arguement between the Tellarites and the Andorians. Both species act as we all aspect and think the other is out to get them. Enterprise's crew discover that the ship responsible and believe it be Romulan. This action packed episode is well written and well performed. The Andorians are always interesting creatures to see on the show. So set your VCR's for next week to catch the 2nd half of this story arc.

Stargate SG-1: Daniel joins General Hammond aboard the Prometheus to search for the team that went to Atlantis. While checking out a distress call (which you would think these people had seen enough episodes of Star Trek to know this is just not a good idea) the special guest star steals the Prometheus. The crew of the Prometheus is "ringed" over to a broken Goa'uld ship - except Daniel. Don't worry they get the Prometheus ship and the crew back together.

Stargate Atlantis: McKay and Sheppard set out with two other scientist in the Puddle Jumper. (McKay is learning how to drive - which is quiet funny). Visit planet that appears to be abandoned. Fortunatly, Dr. Weir sends a rescue team after them. Turns out the planet isn't quiet as abandoned. Opps. Four go down on the planet and only two return. Don't worry all the main characters are alive at the end.

Battlestar Galactica: This episode started very oddly. They where doing a lot of flashbacks in this episode. Basically plot line: Galactica need more pilots after an accident kills 13 pilots and several injured. Starbuck has to deal with guilt over Zak and become a flight instructor. (By the way this show had some great graphics for the Viper scenes).

I liked all of the shows this week. Each had a fast moving plot line and some interesting story lines. SG-1 and Atlantis are both keeping the plot lines fresh and it doesn't seem like they are really repeating any material. Battlestar Galactica is running on the basic ideas from the original show, but re-packaging them in an totally different way.

This week both Enterprise and Battlestar Galactica seemed to have portions that (in my opinion) where making reference to current events. Enterprise was a little more straight forward about it than Battlestar Galactica. If you watched the shows, just think about it. If you are not seeing the connection think about the major news in the World. Enterprise (as all Star Trek series) is commonly known for references to current events. Battlestar Galactica was more of a surprise. Although, both Stargate shows have as well. Sci-fi in general has for years made commontary about current events in the form of aliens and completely different cultures.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Excellent sci-fi shows this week. If you didn't watch - what on earth is stopping you? (Just kidding). Happy weekend everyone!

Favorite quote for today from Enterprise:
Commander Tucker: I don't like pushing the engines at 110%
Subcommander T'Pol: They are rated for 120
Commander Tucker: My underwear's flame-retardant, but it doesn't mean I want to set fire to myself to prove it.

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