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  1. Roger
    September 9, 2018 at 4:23 pm |

    I miss this show :'(

  2. Jolene
    September 14, 2018 at 4:01 pm |

    Great review of those episodes! I love experiencing SGU with people for the first time. I’m actually doing a rewatch with a good friend right now who has only ever seen the original movie, and he LOVES it! He often pauses to ask me questions, and I do the same. The whole solar-flare thing took little bit to explain better what they glossed over.

    BTW, you’re supposed to be conflicted about the characters because of them being “gray”―it’s not an accident from the writers.

    I’m so happy to see you’re enjoying the show thus far.

    BTW, technically Emily IS sleeping with Telford! And we know he has experienced it as well when the stones momentarily switched back… So, it really is a pretty complicated situation; although I agree with you that it seems somewhat extraneous and unnecessary.

    BTW, when the show originally aired there were little clips of Kino footage released online each week between episodes. Those segments often contain details that fill in missing gaps and tidbits from the actual episodes. One of the more important ones was released after “Time” which was like a diary/journal/vlog entry by Eli in which he references how they found those kinos on the planet which helped the overt catastrophe and loss of life―essentially avoiding all the events of the episode.
    I thought that was a GREAT episode!

    We could debate over semantics, but I don’t feel like there was actually any “time-loop” involved in the episode because none of the characters were actually subjectively experiencing events multiple times; it was just the record of their experiences being sent into the past, the knowledge of which was progressively used to prevent their occurence (and not from happening again, because the crew and destiny (aside from Rush) never actually do any time traveling or repeating―just the Kino footage.
    But anyway, it really doesn’t make any difference, it’s just a plot device anyway and the details of how you perceive/understand it doesn’t really make any difference…

    I too was really drawn in by the performances of Alaina & Jamal and the development of their characters, as well as Brian’s performance in “Life”. IMO the actors in SGU gave consistently compelling and emotive performances throughout the series!
    I think you will really enjoy getting to know both Greer and TJ as their characters are gradually revealed and developed in future episodes. Without any spoilers I can tell you that great things are in store for nearly all of the core members of Destiny’s crew!

    I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the musical soundtrack for SGU is on another whole level. It’s Joel Goldsmith’s masterpiece as far as I’m concerned, may he rest in peace. It is so much more broad in scope and style. And the instrumentation is greatly expanded from the traditional orchestral interludes we were accustomed to accompanying the scenes SG-1 and Atlantis setting their emotional tone. His use of harmony also evolves to include many more modern devices and styles creating a much more compelling and emotionally evocative score IMO.
    If you can’t tell, I LOVE the music from SGU! I think it is one of the show’s major assets and defining aspects whose praises go almost completely “unsung”.

  3. David Walters
    David Walters
    September 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm |

    @Jolene: Great post — couldn’t have said it better. I’d also like to repeat what I had said before in the middle of a longer comment, SGU Kino #23: “We Volunteer to do This”, clears up the moral ambiguities of body-swapping, and probably more importantly, the legal ramifications. When you see it you’ll realize, “Of course they have to do this!”

    (Full disclosure: No, I am not Jolene’s “sockpuppet”, nor is she mine :) )

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