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lordofseas
lordofseas
12 years ago

“The kino was scene in the harshest possible sunlight in ‘Air, Part 3.'” – 3rd caption.

Scene should be seen, if I’m interpreting the caption correctly.

Duneknight
Duneknight
12 years ago

the first time i saw the kino i admit, i freaked out. looked real floating in front of them, i didnt expect that kind of realism. one of my fav scenes is when Scott was first chasing the kino in the corridors. another great scene is the opening in air pt 3 where we see kino in the desert. reminded me a bit of those probe drones on Hoth. kino represents the scary at the same time fascinating aspects of the universe in SGU.

daxmaryrussel
daxmaryrussel
12 years ago

Thanks – great article. Love the technical and clear explanation.

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katikatnik
katikatnik
12 years ago

And for the curious: “kino” means “cinema” or “theater” in the Czech language ;P

HillshireFarm
HillshireFarm
12 years ago

I was watching the season one episode of Atlantis, “Childhood’s End” the other day, and noticed something familiar. The Wraith probe shown bares remarkable similarities to a kino. Is it possible the Wraith based it on an Ancient design? Or the production team based the kino off of the Wraith probe? Who is to say?

daxmaryrussel
daxmaryrussel
12 years ago

It’s all Greek to me …
– kino also means ‘cinema’ etc in German it derives from French Cinématographe (in German Kinematograph and they took a short form of it :)
and “cinematic” and “kinematic,” ultimately derive from the Greek κινῆμα, -ατος, “movement.”
(yes, I wish my second name was Daniel Jackson :D)

daxmaryrussel
daxmaryrussel
12 years ago

Good point, I’m also thinking about the Goa’uld’s long distance communication device (and didn’t the Tollan have something similar for long distance comm?)
Kino is a neat thing…

wganubis
wganubis
12 years ago

I have to admit, this was a cleaver approach to dealing with the “how does the crew know its safe to go through the gate?” problem. I also like how the writers through Eli find innovative alternatives for the kino’s other than their intented purposes, such as using several of them to make a “hover table” and salvaging the camera to use as a medical tool. I wouldnt mind seeing the writers come up with alternative uses for the kino’s as well, maybe reveal they also have some sort of interior ship defense system (swarm of kinos coming flying towards… Read more »

judge_drew
judge_drew
12 years ago

Eli makes use of the kino with great innovation, such as taking out the camera
and using it in surgery. And aliging a number of kinos to make the hovercraft to help carry
the huge chunks of ice. I’m excited to see what other uses the Kino will have!