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Misgivings

Posted on 2009.07.26 at 10:50
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Goldsmith - Stargate: Atlantis
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  • Does anyone have any Burt Bacharach played by someone other than Burt Bacharach?


    • Think Mantovani, Nelson Riddle...Ferrante & Teicher..someone with less of that funky 70s sound.


      • I have his Greatest Hits but its just so freaking dated.



Comments:


kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-07-26 16:31 (UTC) (Link)
"I often wonder why the SG-1 team hasn't thought of riding ATV's through the Stargate on planets where their objective is 10+ kilometers from their ingress point."

To minimize ecological impact after that incident on PXY-887?

But, seriously, "Window of Opportunity" was a complete hoot. I never thought watching two guys playing golf could make me laugh that hard...
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-26 16:42 (UTC) (Link)
To minimize ecological impact after that incident on PXY-887?
I considered that, along with "to move more stealthily" but surely they could use battery-operated golf-carts?

I never thought watching two guys playing golf could make me laugh that hard...
Teal'c juggling out-of-character was the definitive moment for me. I've not laughed that hard, out loud, in a long, long time.
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2009-07-26 16:52 (UTC) (Link)
Golf carts would probably be slower than a group of trained commandos and there's not a lot of terrain they can manage. Now maybe one of those huge human-sized slingshots?

See the icon for my reaction to Teal'c juggling. Too funny. Like much of the episode, actually :) Hysterical ep all around. I haven't looked at Froot Loops the same since ;p
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-26 17:05 (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes, PXY-887! Believe it or not, I don't have all those 'Stargate Universe' world's designations memorized. I hope this doesn't disappoint you too greatly. I was able to look it up, however and speaking of things to memorize which are entirely not useful, I noticed that world didn't have an associated gate address.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-26 16:32 (UTC) (Link)
Though using ATV's might be practical they could not exactly chit chat along the way and bring out the story line. Not using them is the opposite effect of using the transporter on Star Trek. Using shuttles to go down to the surface of a planet was time consuming to the story line and not practical.

Edited at 2009-07-26 04:44 pm (UTC)
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-26 16:46 (UTC) (Link)
..they could not exactly chit chat along the way and bring out the story line.

Ah! I'm sure that's it. Though it was always more fun watching Sheppard & Co. embark. Way more witty and fun. Sorry, but that's just the way it is with me.
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-26 16:47 (UTC) (Link)
I think you have the hots for Sheppard!!!
CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2009-07-26 16:55 (UTC) (Link)
It's Sheppard's ears isn't it???

You have a thing for elven ears!!!
David Alexander McDonald (Steven E. McDonald)
wyldemusick at 2009-07-26 19:32 (UTC) (Link)
While the excuse might be that it isn't military protocol to have the point team use vehicles, I'd guess the real reason is budget -- while buying ATVs for the show wouldn't be hideously expensive, and would amortize quickly, the additional cost of trucking them to location is not small. Plus once you get into the notion of having vehicles of any kind for the teams, there's the need to use them in showy ways -- stunts, etc., which means additional vehicles tricked out, mock-ups, and so forth. Cost, cost, cost.

And there wouldn't be just one of each -- four ATVs onscreen would mean four backups in case of failure.

So they go on foot. Notice that the MALP doesn't go more than five meters from the gate, usually.

It would be prettty funny to see Teal'c on an ATV though.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-26 20:25 (UTC) (Link)
Your description of ATV stunts suddenly reminded me of the cheesy Power Rangers' motorcycles.

Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-07-27 09:28 (UTC) (Link)
ARGH

POWER RANGERS

Sorry, just been forced to hear a lot of Power Rangers in the background lately. I keep hearing "Go go Power Rangers!" in my sleep. *twitch*

In other news, would anyone like to purchase a Power Ranger/Transformers/Star Trek/Terminator/Speed Racer-obsessed child? Super-cheap, and does household labour well! :)
irulan_amy at 2009-07-27 04:35 (UTC) (Link)
That is one of my favorite episodes. Keep hanging in!
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-27 12:04 (UTC) (Link)
Wife and I both - laughed our asses off. We're nearly done with Season 4! I think we'll take a reprieve and watch Sanctuary prior to Season 5.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2009-07-27 09:35 (UTC) (Link)
Does anyone have any Burt Bacharach played by someone other than Burt Bacharach?

No.

I just have some 16th century sacred music that I'm listening to right now. But I'm guessing that doesn't hit your spot at this very instant.
ehowton
ehowton at 2009-07-27 12:12 (UTC) (Link)
There's got to be some orchestration of Burt Bacharach out there without the full-on 70s zydeco/washboard/tamborine sound. Ugh.

The only 16th Century music I have in the house is Medieval Cantigas & Minnesang from The Newberry Consort, and you're right, I don't think that's going to do the trick. I'll keep looking.
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