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  • Maybe it's just that I don't care about these characters, especially in this episode

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      Stargate Atlantis: The Daedalus Variations begins with the always insecure Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) grousing about Teyla keeping her baby from him. It’s an insane conversation that includes a tidbit about McKay having been dropped when he was an infant. I’m with Sheppard — it explains a lot of things.

      The main bit from this fourth show of the final season of this series is that the Daedalus (one of Earth’s secret spaceships which


      happens to be assigned mainly to the Pegasus Galaxy where Atlantis is located) shows up in orbit with no one aboard her. It’s a mystery for sure.

      The good and bad of this show includes:

      –This is another parallel universe type of story. Stargate SG-1 has done these things repeatedly and apparently, Stargate Atlantis has followed suit. I’d say ‘been there, done that’, but then SG-1 copped all of this from Star Trek: The Next Generation anyway.

      –I just really want to get that smirk off of Rodney McKay’s face, and I frequently want to tell him to shut up. He was obnoxious when he first appeared on SG-1, and he’s obnoxious here. He has occasional moments and is at his best when playing off of Amanda Tapping’s Colonel Carter. Having watched four of these shows back to back now, I’m just ready to tear my hair ...


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      out every time he opens his mouth.

      –The energy level of the team, sans Rodney, just seems so low. While Rodney screeches his way through the hour, everyone else just seems so nonplussed by their trips through alternate universes. Teyla especially is way too soft spoken. There’s barely even urgency in her tone at times when there should be some kind of emotional reaction. She’s not the only one, though. Even

      Sheppard feels like a zombie in most of this. It’s all so under whelming.

      This show had the potential to be good. The plot had possibilities. Maybe it’s just that I don’t care about these characters, especially in this episode. Or maybe it’s just Sheppard telling himself how wonderful he is seems terribly arrogant. About the only good thing is the lack of Woolsey, the second most annoying character on this series in my book.




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