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Stargate: The Empire Strikes Back
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Yeah, it doesn't really seem like I'm away at all. We brought the laptop and my sister has wi-fi.

So, when I watched Lost City I & II last week, mostly I kept thinking: wow, Star Wars!

It wasn't just the obvious stuff, like the whole "I love you" "I know" Sam/Jack convo and the carbon freeze ending. Or Anubis looking like Palpatine.

But there were other bits and pieces. The Prometheus showing up in the nick of time, like the Falcon. The battle in Antarctica -- so very, very Hoth in the look and the music. The score for the caves of ice was also very Star Wars.

And the dialogue between Anubis and his First Prime was vintage, especially the diction:

We are in range, my lord.

or

FP: Human attack vessel approaches
A: Destroy it

(Really, SG-1 lines up very well with the core SW characters. Jack is Han, of course, with Sam as Leia, Warrior Princess and Daniel as Luke. They have the whole triangle thing going on there. And Teal'c as Chewbacca, the old, wise, kickass alien who never gets enough dialogue or cool stuff to do.)

All the Star Wars riffs actually made me love this two-parter even more.

Non-SW thoughts:

* I love Weir. I hope she sticks around.

* I love the president. Can you Americans elect him for real, please?

* I love how the whole situation with Weir and the president is so grey. Kinsey is evil, but they are not. There's no clear right and wrong about who should be administering the SG program.

* While I loved seeing Jack with Guinness, I was sorry to see that it's that horrible bottled stuff. Get the cans -- much, much better.

* The best part was when Thor showed up and unfroze Jack and cured him and they flew away together.


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I love how the whole situation with Weir and the president is so grey. Kinsey is evil, but they are not. There's no clear right and wrong about who should be administering the SG program.

Yes. I was thinking about what would happen if the President dies, Kinsey becomes President, but he's totally insane. Would we then have a show that promotes anarchy in the U.S. as SG-1 just defies his orders again and again?

* The best part was when Thor showed up and unfroze Jack and cured him and they flew away together.

That Thor. He's like the best boyfriend ever.

Yes. I was thinking about what would happen if the President dies, Kinsey becomes President, but he's totally insane. Would we then have a show that promotes anarchy in the U.S. as SG-1 just defies his orders again and again?

That would get pretty tedious in short order! I hope he falls into a wood chipper soon so we don't have to worry about him anymore.

Probably, though, he'll become a Goa'uld. And then he'll be less evil all of a sudden.

Sorry; you're going to get this post more than once. *kicks LJ*

So, when I watched Lost City I & II last week, mostly I kept thinking: wow, Star Wars!

*points to icon* Yep. *g*

The best part was when Thor showed up and unfroze Jack and cured him and they flew away together.

Heh. I wish. Would have been a much better ending. That's a ship I can get behind.

Bwahahaha! *Love* the icon. Hmmm...maybe someone needs to do a vid juxtaposing SG-1/SW footage like the cool SG-1/Farscape vid at Escapade. And then George Lucas can sue the Canbdy Boys asses for lifting all his stuff.

It's been done. The Stargate Cantina, second vid down. It's hysterical.

(Well, actually, it uses either all or almost all Stargate footage but... you get the idea. Trust me.)

I've seen that and 'tis very funny. What I want to see, though is footage juxtaposed one to the other becasue the Candy Boys aren't just lifting plot; they're lifting the visuals as well.

Hacks!

With this ep, more than anything, it was the *music* that said Star Wars to me. Combined with the visuals, of course, but it really was a total Star Wars experience.

Relative clueless newbie to lj here, what does OTP stand for? I've seen it before and haven't been able to figure it out.

OTP is "One True Pairing". Mostly used these days in a kind of self-mocking way, I think. We had quite the discussion about what it means to various people here.

And welcome to LJ!

Thanks! It bugs me when I can't figure out acronyms.

BTW: do you know Starshine24mc? She's a friend of mine formerly from the Slashing Mulder list and now from my list, X-Haling. I noticed she has you you friended, and I thought you might know her.

I think I just know her in an LJ way, though sometimes I find that I actually knew people from way back, but under a different name.

Her name is Michele. She writes M/Sk. She wrote "Mad Season" and it's WIP sequel "Road Rage"

wow, Star Wars!

Aww, remember that time Jack had to go save Thor and he was dressed as Han Solo?

And this isn't the first time Jack has been frozen either.

Jack is Han, of course, with Sam as Leia, Warrior Princess and Daniel as Luke. They have the whole triangle thing going on there. And Teal'c as Chewbacca

You *have* downloaded the The Stargate Cantina vid, right? If you haven't seen it yet, run, not walk, to get it downloaded. It's a complete riot.

I haven't seen it! *zips off to d/l*

* I love the president. Can you Americans elect him for real, please?

God, if only! Instead we get the Shrub who makes Kinsey look rational and intelligent. *shakes head*

* The best part was when Thor showed up and unfroze Jack and cured him and they flew away together.

/nods

They're off even now on some tropical beach in Alpha Centuri soaking up the sun and drinking pina coladas or whatever the Asgaard equivalent is. Theirloveissodeusexmachina.


If you like pina coladas and things that mess with your brain...

I love Weir. I hope she sticks around.

I'm really liking her more and more with every viewing.

I love the president. Can you Americans elect him for real, please?

Don't I wish.

I loved how SG-1 just didn't know what to make of Weir at first and how they seemed to be ready to respect her, if grudgingly, as time went on.

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