Life as an Extreme Sport

Atlantis – The Siege, Part Three


That basically sums up my feeling on Atlantis. It was nice to see continuity with SG-1, and there were a few good lines, but overall it didn’t leave me with warm or fuzzies. Then again, it has the very difficult task of being an entertaining season opener, plus episode arc finale, plus platform to getting rid of one of the main characters from the first season. Tall order, and it’s not surprising that they didn’t quite succeed.

The win of the episode: Dr. Beckett as a full time cast member.

SG-1 – Avalon

I was prepared, with all my might, to hate the new SG-1. I disliked O’Neill’s promotion, the disbanding of the team, and etc. You know, the typical complaints.

So the season starts from the point of view of Mitchell, the new guy assigned to lead SG-1, and to a lesser degree, the new general, Landry. But they’re actually taking us through the process of Mitchell not knowing the team he wanted to work with was gone, and thus mirroring our own loss. And damnit, it’s effective. And I like it, and am willing to give it a try – if they’re going to be this aware of fan reaction, then they deserve the chance.