“My legs are kidding me!”
– Akemi, this morning, complaining about her post-workout aches.
After a recent exchange in the comment section about chatty regulars and silent lurkers, I thought it was high time we got to know a little about the people behind the strange names (and bizarre avatars) who frequent this blog. So take a moment to introduce yourselves. First name. Location. Favorite thing. Pet peeve. Anything else you’d care to add. Go!
Wrapping up our Stargate: Atlantis first season rewatch with…The Siege II!
Upon further review – meh. Not my favorite season finale by a longshot. BUT wow! Talk about spectacular visual effects sequences. Several of them! And the last five minutes ARE thrilling. Yes, there’s nothing I love more than ending a finale with our heroes in mortal danger (see Camelot, Incursion II, The Last Man).
But, again, who cares what I think? What was Akemi’s response to the big season finale?
She found Major Everett’s “southern drawl” (?) almost incomprehensible: “I can’t understand anything he’s saying.”
As much as she loves Dr. Beckett, her patience with his chair aversion came to an end here: “Stop complaining!”was her exasperated advice for a reluctant Carson.
A little jab at the writing. When the military comes in and informs McKay and Zelenka that they are out of time and McKay informs them that, coincidentally, they just finished prepping the nukes: “Not coincidence. Writer decided to just finish. Perfect timing.”
Not surprisingly, she LOVED the visual effects. The moment tracer fire lit up the night sky over Atlantis: “Wow! Disneyland!”
On the other hand, she remains fixated on another seemingly inconsequential issue – clearly NOT inconsequential to her: “The quality of wraith hair is getting worse!”.
A little dig at MY writing: “You like to kill people. In your episode, always somebody die. If you write every single episode, then everybody die and you have to replace them.”
And, finally, once the TO BE CONTINUED came up onscreen: “To be continued? No! This is the only episode I want to know what happen next!”
Though not immediately as she has requested we take a break before proceeding. With what, I’m not sure as she’s expressed a desire to fast-foward to season 5 so that she “can see Bob [Robert Picardo] and Iron Chef [Mark Dacascos]”.
Your thoughts on Siege II?