annundriel: ([spn] These Are Our Interested Faces)
SG-1 came on after Merlin. Mom made the observation that they have a good budget. They could've done the apocalypse up real good.

ME: Supernatural had a good budget. What did they even spend all of it on?
MOM: I think they spent it all on nose candy.

Makes as much sense as anything.

The SG-1 episode is "Redemption, Pt. 1." McKaaaaaay! Also, hi Jonas! Hi!
annundriel: ([fs] Buy This Place & Watch It Fall)
Mom, Dad, and I saw Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull yesterday. I thought it was big, dorky fun. But I love Indiana Jones and that sort of thing. I even enjoy the National Treasure movies. What can I say? I'm a sucker.

I have a couple of specific things to say about the movie )


Jan. 9th, 2008 02:49 pm
annundriel: (SG-1)
Just got all of my old copies of SG-1 seasons one through ten boxed up and ready for [ profile] olivelavonne. I like that they're all color-coded and pretty. Although some of the team pictures on the front of the boxes look pretty bad. Which is sad, since they're usually such a good looking team.

Since I'm getting rid of the old ones, I've been going through my collector's edition and making sure the discs are okay. Today I couldn't stop myself from watching parts of "Unending." I only watched it when it aired previously and it's nice to know that it still makes me teary. And Teal'c's final "Indeed" still makes me cry. Oh, Teal'c.

I wonder if they'll ever mention the fact that he remembers those fifty or sixty years or if that'll just be dropped in future appearances.
annundriel: (Stained My Eyes (sga))
Started re-watching SG-1 today.

You know what I realized during that first scene with Carter?

Early Carter is totally early McKay. I mean sure, her people skills are better, but she's got some serious attitude about being the best there is. I can see McKay coming in and needing to prove himself like that, coming off as full of it in the process.

They're more alike than Carter would like to admit.


Nov. 2nd, 2007 12:29 am
annundriel: (Underworld Alone (sga))
They've posted the first part of Amanda Tapping's Q&A on I was going to post something about the clip from "Trio" that they play at the end, but then I watched it again and decided maybe I was letting myself get too wound up about how they play McKay around Carter sometimes. So I'll just save those thoughts and see if I still feel the same way later. Mostly it was regarding McKay appreciating attractive women at inappropriate moments.

We'll just see how the rest of the season goes down.

That sounds kind of dirty when I re-read it.

Anyway, AT is adorable. She answers questions about her favorite bad guys and changing shows and what she'd do if she weren't an actor. I have to say, I think Ba'al is my favorite baddie. He's just so smooth, whether he's mocking you or torturing you.

I should get on re-watching SG-1. I'm also contemplating re-watching Farscape. I'd like to get my dad to watch it with me. I really do think he'd enjoy it and now that it's winter things are winding down on the farm, so it'd be kind of fun to have something to watch together.
annundriel: ([sga] Underworld Alone)
SGA - Doppelganger )
annundriel: (Freezing That Frame (dd))
SciFi played SG-1's two-parter "Redemption." Which meant I was flipping back and forth between a marathon of ANTM and that just to catch the good McKay bits. Like his Anubis mocking. And the pianist confession. Oh, Rodney. Seriously, I think even if I had seen him on SG-1 first I still would have liked him.

Then EB came over and we watched Doctor Who (during which she was a bit tipsy, which was amusing) and Azumanga Daioh. The song from the end credits is now stuck in my head. It's fine, but all I know is "raspberry heaven" and that's partially because it's the only part in English. At least, that I can remember.

Of course, we could have gone to Hastings for the Harry Potter release party, but we didn't. It will be at least next week before I buy/read it. Partly because I seem to have become generally contrary and partly because I am willing to have it last a few more days. But if anybody spoils me? DOOM. Though I will admit to being mighty curious about what everyone has to say. So staying away from reviews/responses will be hard until I've read it myself.
annundriel: (SG-1)
Seattle was lovely. Didn't do much, but it was marvelous to have sun and blue skies without the 95 degree weather of central WA. Or the mosquitoes. And now I'm back home until next Friday when Mom and I will once again make the trip across the Cascades. I'll be house- and dog-sitting (added birds and fish - hey, remember when I took care of the crayfish? And cleaned its home? That smelled awful.). Mom will be there until Monday. And then the fam will be back July 5, but I don't think I'll be going home until the weekend. Which is fine by me.


Friday was the series finale of Stargate SG-1. Before I say some stuff about that, however, I'd like to get some general issues with the SciFi Channel off my chest concerning their handling of both SG series as well as spoilers. Putting it all under a cut because it does concern some casting spoilers and I don't know who is and isn't avoiding those anymore. Though I'm pretty sure everyone knows the one I'm going to talk about. )

Now, as for SG-1's finale...

SG-1 - Unending )

As for SGA's finale, well I'd already seen that. But I stayed up and watched it with Mom anyway because I still love it. Now, if only they would cut because I don't want to spoil Kasey for the end of season three )

No good Mom quotes from last night, though when "Sunday" aired I told her the good bits, avoiding actually watching it for the most part, which included Sheppard and his previous married state. The marriage didn't work out, as Mom said, "because of other men's husbands." Which isn't a phrase I, or she, can take credit for because a classmate of mine is writing a book by that title ("other men's husbands"). It just pleases me whenever she says stuff like that and sort of nudge, nudge, wink, winks at me because it means she gets it and it's all good.
annundriel: (New Guys (sg-1))
I have this random desire to see Vala and Jack Sparrow in fic together.
annundriel: (Focus (sga))
"Tao of Rodney" is on tonight. In which Rodney gets super powers and John uses air quotes.

I plan on watching it again. Because it's fantastic.

Plus, Daniel returns on SG-1.

And before all of that, we're going to the Seattle Youth Poetry Grand Slam. We're basically going for Natasha's hip hop class, but I'm excited. It'll be something different to do.

And, because other people have pointed it out, EW has come out with a list of the top 25 sci-fi movies/TV from the past 25 years. It's a weird list. I do think it's interesting that on board that's in reply to the list there's a bunch of "where's Buffy?" going on. I think, technically, BtVS is horror/fantasy. Not sci-fi. Which makes me wonder about Lost making the list, actually. I think I'd classify that as fantasy, too. Granted, I've only seen the first season. I guess it's just a thin line between the two.
annundriel: (Veronica Mars)
I love Dr. Tung. He just sent out an e-mail calling Berkeley "Ber(zer)keley," which I maybe found a lot funnier than it really is. He's just so random with his silliness. (Plus, everything's hilarious when I'm sleep deprived.)

I also love the people I work with.

It occurs to me that maybe I should be a little annoyed with the person who, after class, let a random spoiler slip for the upcoming episodes of SG-1. (Granted, I already kind of knew the spoiler, but if she's gonna randomly say stuff like that, she might say other things, too!)

Haven't watched the two latest eps of SGA. Saving them for the weekend. Almost completely spoiled for "Submersion" and only a tiny bit spoiled for the newest. I'm going to try to be good and stay away from people's reactions.

Speaking of reactions, let's talk about Veronica Mars )
annundriel: (Down the Rabbit Hole (dw))
Battlestar Galactica )

On the season one soundtrack for BSG there's a track entitled, "Helo in the Warehouse." Every time it comes up on my MP3 player I read it as, "Helo in the Whorehouse." This causes some amusement.

Because I couldn't wait for SciFi to air them, I just watched the last two eps of Doctor Who. Am a snotty mess now. Thank you, Doctor Who for breaking my heart just a little. And now I can't thinking about it and, seriously, broken.

Otherwise, the wind finally died mostly down. Thank goodness. It's quite nice and quiet and warm here in the kitchen. I hope all of you in the Seattle area are safe, warm, and dry.
annundriel: (Unexpected Hero (sga))
Having nothing to do with anything, zombie babies are hilarious.

Smallville is not as bad as last season, but it is still on some serious crack. Which I guess it always was, so what I mean to say is that it's less crappy crack than recently. But could Lana just die a painful death already? Geez.

Yesterday SG-1 and Philosophy collided. I was sitting in class not really paying attention (I did really well for about a week and a half!) during discussion of Shibayama's The Gateless Barrier: Zen Comments on the Mumonkan when all of the sudden we're discussing Mumon's poem and I hear, "If you know at once candlelight is fire / The meal has long been cooked." Which is almost exactly what is constantly brought up by Daniel or Ancients when they're being all mystical and stuff. "If you immediately know the candlelight is fire, then the meal was cooked long ago." It was a weird moment of "Bwah?" for me during class. 'Cause I'm a dork.

I also noticed that the girl who sits in front of me uses "like" every third or fourth word. I started counting at one point and got all the way up to 20-something. At that point it was getting really hard not to just grin stupidly or laugh out loud. I know I use "like" occasionally (I hope), but not nearly as much as she does.

And now for the reason I was posting in the first place...

SGA - The Return, Part 2 )


Aug. 21st, 2006 10:20 pm
annundriel: (I Feel So Stupid (sg-1))
Maybe this is wrong, but I really want an icon of Walter being eaten by zombies. Because it's Walter being eaten by zombies and the look on his face when they start in on him while he's still trying to work will never stop making me laugh.

Good ol' Walter.

Sigh. So SG-1 has been canceled. I have mixed feelings on it, mostly due to the fact that I only got into the show when SGA was starting and because the stuff that I really enjoyed happened a few seasons ago. It's too bad they couldn't have waited to make the announcement until everyone was finished gushing over the 200th episode.

Meanwhile, Willie Garson tries to teach Claudia Black and Ben Browder poker over at SciFi Pulse. And Gary Jones gives a set tour, except it says he's "Sgt. Davis" and I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be "Harriman" now. This name-thing reminds me of the mistake on TV info thing for SGA. It still gives Rainbow Sun Franks third billing despite the fact that this is the second season without him.
annundriel: (More TV (house))
Project Runway )

Meanwhile, SciFi has started playing SG-1 from the very beginning on their daily reruns. Every one's so young looking! And freakin' adorable. Watched "The Enemy Within" today and loved that you can see Daniel and Sam discovering someone of like mind in each other. Of course that happened in the pilot, but I missed it this time around. And, oh, Hammond gets so much love from me. Like Jack, I don't think about Hammond not being around until it's brought to my attention that he's not there.


Aug. 3rd, 2006 12:08 am
annundriel: (Quietly Rearranged (mummy))
The following link contains casting spoiler for SG-1's "Counterstrike," but I just realized why the other woman (to the right) in this picture looks familiar.

It's not the first time I've seen the picture, but it's the first time I've actually realized who the actress was. A supremely dorky thing to be excited about, I know.


Jul. 29th, 2006 10:19 am
annundriel: (Buy This Place & Watch It Fall (fs))
I should learn not to venture off of my LJ to read episode reactions. It spoils my general mood. I try to stay away from places that are just going to bring me down, but I want to know what other people think. I don't really think about things until it's too late sometimes.

I guess the thing it comes down to is how easy I am to please with television. And I mean I'm really easy when it comes to entertainment most of the time. You give me a couple of days, and maybe I'll be more uncomfortable with SG-1/SGA, but coming off of a SciFi Friday high, it's hard for me to be thoughtful about anything.

But, uh, back to the easy thing. Like I said in the last post, you put Ben Browder and David Hewlett in the same scenes together, I'm probably not really going to care what they're doing because it's Ben and it's David and I love them both. Then there was that interview with Ben where they asked him about the crossover and all he could talk about was how wonderful it was to work with David Hewlett. Another one bites the dust.

Anyway. I'm going to blame the majority of my bleh-ness on lack of sleep and the headache that's currently creeping up on me.

This is really just in general and is in no way related to SG in particular. Mostly I'm just trying to figure out my own viewing habits. So I wonder if this has anything to do with Dr. Berry's assesment of me as a student? She said that she chose books for her philosophy class so that each student would be riled by at least one of the books. I wasn't riled by any of them. I was able to discuss them, but why get upset about what some French philosopher said years ago? It's not like you can change his mind. So why get upset at the television? It's already happened and there's nothing I can do about it, so why not just enjoy what I can.


Jul. 28th, 2006 09:26 am
annundriel: (Above Me Only Sky (vle))
The plan for today involves going to the eye doctor in Wenatchee with Grandma. She's probably getting her eyes dilated, which means fun driving for me.

But my patience and driving skills will be rewarded with, that's right, two hours of McKay and not just one. HA. That's kind of sad that I'm looking forward to SG-1 more than usual (lately) just because of who else will be on it besides the regulars. Oh well. I know where my obsession television loyalty lies.

At least this means air-conditioning today instead of the usual fans. And a nice lunch.
annundriel: (Across the Universe (sga))
Fell asleep during an episode of Law & Order. Didn't really matter because I called it within the first eight minutes. It's rare that a mystery anything really stumps me. Then watched Eureka with Mom. I have to admit, I was charmed before they hit their first commercial break. Should be an interesting. It was fun to see familiar actor faces. The weirdest was seeing Garry Chalk play yet another colonel (he was Col. Chekov on SG-1), but lacking a Russian accent.

Oh, and I finally caught David Cubitt on Medium. I've been trying to actually catch an episode with him on it without any lucky. So, yeah. I didn't even know he was on it until I was telling Mom about Traders and she recognized him.

And now because I am bored, a couple of random things:

- Really fabulous interview with Tim Gunn at the Chicago Tribune. He continues to be the best thing on reality TV.

- A short, not entirely serious piece about Stargate SG-1's numerical achievements, also at the Chicago Tribune. There's a casting spoiler in it, which I kind of would have preferred not to have known. I need to learn not to read any articles about SG-1/SGA because they don't mark things. I did know the person would be on the show, I just didn't know who they would be. Now I do, I'm excited, but it would have been much cooler to have been surprised.

Longest running sci-fi show in American television history though. Go them.
annundriel: (Spiderman! (cplng))
Good TV week.

Project Runway starts tonight. I'm about as excited for it as I am for the Stargates, and that's saying something.

Friday SG-1 and SGA come back with exciting new episodes! It doesn't feel like I've waited that long for them, which is nice. Time flies and all that. I know what I'll be doing my Friday nights.

I've been watching a lot of Bravo lately, which means more Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. I usually don't get to watch it because during the school year I have work at that time. It used to be that Ted and Thom were my favorites, though I loved all of them. Now Ted's still my favorite (who doesn't love a guy who can cook?), but I find Kyan growing on me. The more I watch, the more I realize he's just a big gay dork. Which is great, 'cause he certainly doesn't look like a dork. But he is and it entertains me.

Also, Kyan looks strangely like Joe Flanigan. I don't know how I feel about that.

Finally, before I left for house-/dog-sitting in Seattle, I saw Joss Whedon's Equality Now speech. I suggest watching it, because yes, the man has a point that needs to be listened to by more people.


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