Stargate SG-1/Discuss episode of the week

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Re: Stargate SG-1/Discuss episode of the week

Post by Juliette » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:53 pm

Politics is definitely not one of my favorites.
First because, just like Jack says at the begining of the episode "Politics isn't my strong suit".
I'm not fond of poltical talks, and I hate Kinsey :x (like most of us I guess.. :lol: )
It's one of those low cost episodes, it has few new scenes, as many are flashbacks.

But at the same time, it's great to see these scenes from previous epidsodes when you haven't seen them for a while :)
And we get news from other worlds! Daniel says that Kynthia said her people were living long and happy lives, it was great to know that :D

I like the fact that it's also a continuation of the previous episode, it would have been a shame if the alternate reality thing was only reduced to one episode and never used again before...

To answer Jerseycoconut, if I were able to travel through time and realities, I would definitely participate :P

So this episode is sad because it could mean the end of the program, and viewers at the time must have been scared it would mean the end of the show too :?
But at least we have the uniform.. ;)
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Re: Stargate SG-1/Discuss episode of the week

Post by Jerseycoconut » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:09 pm

Juliette wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Politics is definitely not one of my favorites.
First because, just like Jack says at the begining of the episode "Politics isn't my strong suit".
I'm not fond of poltical talks, and I hate Kinsey :x (like most of us I guess.. :lol: )
It's one of those low cost episodes, it has few new scenes, as many are flashbacks.

But at the same time, it's great to see these scenes from previous epidsodes when you haven't seen them for a while :)
And we get news from other worlds! Daniel says that Kynthia said her people were living long and happy lives, it was great to know that :D

I like the fact that it's also a continuation of the previous episode, it would have been a shame if the alternate reality thing was only reduced to one episode and never used again before...

To answer Jerseycoconut, if I were able to travel through time and realities, I would definitely participate :P

So this episode is sad because it could mean the end of the program, and viewers at the time must have been scared it would mean the end of the show too :?
But at least we have the uniform.. ;)
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Yes, I would participate to,,,but, I change my mind so often. :oops: :oops: Wonder if I would get slung around all over the place! :lol:
It is nice to see the SG1 team does fight for the continuance of the program. Their not just going along for the paycheck and the fun.
Could Jack be going to see Kynthia again???? I wonder where Sam & Daniel would choose to go. I think Sam would stay on Earth to continue research & Daniel would venture out, with Teal'c to fight the Gou'ald. (Payback for his wife).
Jerseycoconut ;)

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Re: Stargate SG-1/Discuss episode of the week

Post by NiLa » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:13 am

I am a bit late for "There but for the Grace of God", but as this episode and "Politics" are connected I will comment on both.

First "For the Grace of God". I like this episode a lot. Parallel universe, alternate realities, that is so pure sci fi and I love it.
I love the way the reality in which Daniel comes is so close to the SGC we know and yet so different.

Of course the end of the alternate reality's characters is very sad.
Brilliant scene, when alternate Jack O'Neill realized that sending the nuclear bomb to Chulak was his death sentence, otherwise he could have convinced alternate Teal'c to betray Apophis, I am sure of it.
Also when the audience and Daniel learn, that alternate Jack and Sam were engaged. The way the said good bye to each other was so genuine.

I just don't understand why the alternate characters had to decide against their world and lifes to help Daniel. Wouldn't it have been possible to retreat to the beta side and then dial from there to the world where the quantum mirror stands so that Daniel could go from there back to his reality-without having to sacrifice the other characters? In the end the discussion was academic because the soldiers could not prevent Teal'c and his Jaffa to get to the gateroom anyway. So in the end they all sacrificed their lives to get him back. And Teal'c and his men were killed by the self destruct.

We also get a glimpse of the endless conflict between Jack and Daniel; when Daniel finds the laboraty with the tagged artefacts and starts to explain it to Jack, he just throws a "I don't wanna hear it" to him and gives the order to leave. One sentence like: " Hey, the whole damn place is radioactive" would have convinced Daniel to leave immediately without discussion. On the other side, without the conflict between those two, Daniel would never have acitvated the mirror and would have got the warning of the oncoming attack.

So I come directly to "Politics". It's a clip chow, as we have one in each season. It's the easiest way to save money, and it bores the fans to death normally. So, when I watch this episode I usually skip the clips and stick to the story. And this is one interesting thing in my opinion.
One senator, who thinks that the stargate programm sould be shut down has the power to do so. He claims to be open minded and wants a fair hearing but in reality he came to shut the programm down, this is his agenda. And nothing he hears convinces him otherwise.

So we see and hear SG1 and Gen. Hammond fight for the programm but they don't have a chance because the decision stands before the hearing even starts. Unfortunately we will meet senator Kinsey (who is brilliantly played by Ronny Cox) again and again in further seasons.

So I think, even if it is just a clip show, this episode is important for the further seasons, not only for the upcoming story but also for the further story arc in general.

But it is not one of the episodes I like very much.

Anja ;)
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Re: Stargate SG-1/Discuss episode of the week

Post by Juliette » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:10 am

Nobody is ever late to comment on an episode Anja ;)

I ablsoutely agree with everything you say!
And just like you, I don't understand why they didn't think of dialing P3R-233 from the beta site.

Also true, Politics is not the best one, but it's still one of the necessary episodes for the following seasons :roll:

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