23 September 2010

Another day come and gone.Enjoyed SGU tonight. Won't say anything spoilery but it was a nicely dramatic episode.Looks like I've got an interview on Monday, which is good. Hopefully lead to new job starting right after the current project ends.Cell phone sort of died today is maimed. Can send/receive calls but screen is blank otherwise. If I land the new job, I may just dig into the "emergency fund" and buy a new one to replace it rather than mess around fixing it.For all those traveling this Thanksgiving holiday, be safe and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Spoilery Comments on SGU “Incursion, Pt 1”

Not a review, just some spoilery comments. A good episode with a few minor plot points that bother me, but not enough to make me not like the episode. I give props to Lou Diamond Phillips for being a good enough actor to make me both hate and love his character at the same time. :D RDA had the line of the night. Pyramids? That takes me back. Nice to see Amanda Tapping as well. Would have been easier to simply tell Scott and Wray about mind control, don't you think? Did TJ not have a radio to tell the...

Stargate Universe “Faith”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut! Stargate Universe 1.13 “Faith” Plot: A mysterious start system appears with a paradise like planet. Viewing Commentary: Johanssen looks ill.Rush is up and about..barely.Ongoing repairs to the second shuttle.Young appears to be making a good faith effort in getting the military and civilians to work together.Interesting: new system created after the prior Ancient gateship passed through.Hmm. Bitchy!Chloe giving Scott the cold shoulder. She’s fortunate he’s a patient man.Nice to see some hard science thrown into the show.Nice. A few weeks to explore new planet.Okay, I do take issue with the claim of no apparent wildlife...

TV Reviews: Stargate Universe “Divided”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut! Stargate Universe 1.12 “Divided” Plot: Tensions divide the crew as Rush suspects hostile aliens are tracking Destiny. Viewing Commentary: Chloe and Rush having nightmares about their capture; wondering what was done to them.Rush and Young discussing how contact was made with aliens via the stones.Rush presents idea that there is a tracking device on the ship’s hull and that the aliens have become obsessed with accessing Destiny.Kino reveals that there is indeed a tracking device.Shuttle used to eliminate the tracking device.You know Chloe’s timing seems awful convenient considering Rush and Wray’s conniving.Brody and Brody and...

TV Reviews: Stargate Universe “Space”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut! Stargate Universe 1.11 “Space” Note: [!] = sarcasm Plot: Colonel Young’s consciousness ends up in an alien body while using the communication stones. Viewing Commentary: Seems Young is regretting abandoning Rush even as he is off to report back on Earth. Wray’s suspicious. But then that seems about the norm for her. Heh. Kane-James embarrassment. Interesting. Young is on an alien vessel. Pretty good f/x on the aliens, nicely unique and original looking. “My imagination is not that good.” Stones off limit for now. Tomatoes. More or less. LOL. Working on strawberries.  Must be fun...

TV Review: Stargate Universe “Justice”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut! Stargate Universe 1.10 “Justice” Plot: A death aboard ship and a planet’s secret threaten the Destiny and its crew. Viewing Commentary: Sgt Greer becomes the test subject for the mystery veggies/sweet potatoes. LOL’d at the gagging.Blood on the wall. Spencer dead. Not good.Looks like a suicide except the weapon is missing hinting at murder.Crew aflutter about the death and possible murderer amongst them.Scott, James, Eli, and a couple others are cleared having alibis.Scott put in charge of searching the rooms. Some civilians unhappy.Of course the gun had to be found in Colonel Young’s room.I tend...

TV Reviews: Stargate Universe “Life”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut! Stargate Universe 1.09 “Life” Plot: Lt Scott and Camille Wray use the communication stones to visit Earth while the crew finds ancient technology that may get them home. Viewing Commentary: Life aboard the Destiny: PT, Yoga, assorted projects and pairing.Telford seems to be playing games hanging out with Young’s wife.Two more sections of ship recovered.TJ assigned to do psych evals by Colonel Young.Hydroponics guy frustrated at efforts to grow food.Chair room, precursor to the chair room more commonly known back on the Earth.Telford and Young “discuss” the situation.Wray visits partner while Scott checks up on...

TV Reviews: Stargate Universe “Earth”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut! Stargate Universe 1.07 “Earth” Plot: A high risk operation may be able capable of returning the crew of Destiny to Earth. Viewing Commentary: Seems the Colonel and TJ have something going on, an affair it seems.Homeworld Command. Appropriate but lame sounding.RDA! Colonel General O’Neil.A dangerous idea is presented on how to get the crew back.Nice to see Colonel Young stand up for himself and the crew against the folks back on Earth.Too bad Wray is conniving.Obviously, real goal of mission is to reclaim Destiny for a “proper” team.Crew discussing the idea.So Chloe and Eli get...

TV Reviews: Stargate Universe “Water”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut. Stargate Universe 1.06 “Water” Plot: The crew must locate a new source of water before the Destiny’s reserves are depleted. Viewing Commentary: So water is mysteriously disappearing.The Colonel and Rush are arguing as usual.40% of reserves40,000 liters lost and conspiracy theories abound.Colonel doesn’t really help with all his spying via kino.Nice, convenient ice planet.Okay, I’ll agree with Eli that’s it lame none of the others get the Hoff reference. Colonel Young and Scott going to the planet with a plasma cutter and eight hours of air.Johanssen in command.Wow, those suits seem to get uglier every...

TV Review: Stargate Universe “Light”

Warning: Spoilers below the cut! Stargate Universe Ep 05 “Light” Plot: The crew must decide who will be chosen to escape on the Destiny’s only working shuttlecraft. Viewing Commentary: Ah, an old goody plot device for creating tension: make a situation that requires some be chosen to survive while the rest die.So Sgt. Greer likes the idea that if he has to die than dying by flying into a star is a good way.“We’re having another bad day.”Three potential planets to choose from. Wanna bet they’ll trot out the “Goldilocks Zone”?Lottery for survivors aside from two people. My bets: Lt....