Scarlett’s Legacy

I’m rereading Scarlett at the moment, and it’s made me think of a discussion on several Stargate boards, abut what would it take for Carter to be redeemed. The general consensus is that she would have to have a long, hard look at herself and reflect on her selfish, self-absorbed interests and make a conscious […]

The Hathor Legacy

Recently I watch “˜Hathor’, a season one episode of Stargate which, the more I watched it, the more it shits me. Basically, Daniel gets drugged and raped by a Goa’uld Queen, Hathor, and no-one is the least bit concerned. Because, you know, men don’t get raped by women. At one point after she’s drugged him […]

Hearts of Gold, Backbones of Steel

Thanks always to Beta, who gave me the inspiration to write this piece from her article on the Young Riders. My favourite episode of Firefly has got to be Heart of Gold, where a prostitute, Nandi, Inara used to know calls on her for help. One of her girls, Petaline, is pregnant to the moon’s […]

Sam as Stargate’s Jesus?

Note: No offense intended. I can’t help what I dream, and for some reason this makes a bit of sense to me. I had a dream last night in which TPTB played Pontius Pilate, Sam played Jesus and Vala played Barabas, only TPTB were more gleeful about the whole affair. It must be my upbringing […]

Sam Carter, Air Force Pin-Up Girl

The United States Air Force gives advice on military procedure, weaponry, uniforms, etc., to the producers of Stargate SG-1, a show which spent the last three seasons (prior to nine) featuring Sam Carter in Wonder Bras and non-regulation skin-tight tank tops. I assumed for a long time the producers were conveniently ignoring the Air Force […]

10 Things I Hate About Vala

The truth of the matter is, I don’t actually hate Vala. I wouldn’t say that I adore her, but I don’t think she’s evil and must be slain. She was certainly entertaining…at first. My problems with Vala stem more from a feasibility standpoint, though since she departed I have had time to think of all […]

A Lois I Can Get Behind

The character of Lois Lane in practically every movie or TV show has irritated the hell out of me. Teri Hatcher’s Lois from Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman is the one exception. (Second season just came out on DVD) Searching around for a female character depicted in the media in a well-rounded, […]