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Subject:How much do I love my SGA boys today?
Time:03:33 pm
You know, I've been reading a few posts out there about Doppelganger...

And some people are complaining that they didn't like it as much as they thought, that it's a rip-off of SG1 eps, that there were lots of unexplained plot holes, etc.

Was it a rip-off of Cold Lazarus for SG-1?  Sure.

Were there plot holes you could fly a Jumper through?  Absolutely

Was the Carter worship from the writers obvious?  Oh, hell yes.

Do I give a flying flip about any of that?  Not in the least.

I adored this episode.  I could put Doppelganger and Tao of Rodney on a continuous loop and die a happy woman watching it.  Because this is why I write fanfiction.  The friendship, the teaminess, the caring between the characters.  I wouldn't have changed a thing about that ep, I wish I had written it myself, and can't even think of a true missing scene... except maybe a kiss (if I was writing slash) or a genuine manly, yet, brotherly hug (if it were gen) between John and Rodney (unlike that stiff one he gave Teyla) while they were in the gateroom before they woke up. *G*  

I could watch John and Rodney in that damn boat for hours.  John's angst when they told him Rodney died, when he was walking down that hallway afterward and looked like he was just going to stop and sit down because he didn't know what else to do, hell, his tone of voice when he saw it was Rodney in the isolation room because he had the entity in him was delicious.  I loved the way the entire team came together around Rodney when he was at risk, how Teyla and Ronon came on their own as soon as they heard to discuss options in Carter's office. I adored Ronon being completely lost during the conversation of the path forward and the bickering between Rodney and Radek throughout.  I loved the teasing they had for each other over their dreams.  It was the same sort of teasing you see between siblings or life-long friends or people who risk their lives together and have bonded... and isn't that what they would have done by now?  

I have always written John and Rodney as best friends... even in my slash the relationship is built on much more than just sex... and the team as family.  And to see it on the screen when it is so often ignored just makes me happy.  Deliriously happy and puts a smile on my face and who the hell cares if they never explained why the crystal did what it was doing in the first place?  Not everything can be explained and it's kind of silly for us to expect that every week.  Besides, this ep wasn't about the whys of the universe, it was about the team, the friendships, the family, the risking it all for the people we care about and then have them return the favor.

I've already watched it twice, am thinking about going to watch it again here in a few minutes, and already have plans to watch it with Kos next weekend.  And as soon as I can load it on the same dvd with Tao of Rodney, I'm going to float in pure John and Rodney nirvana.
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darkmuadib
Subject:YES!
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Time:2007-10-26 03:37 am (UTC)
Hey.
Just wanted to say I LURVE your geek and goons series, i have been devouring them and the ficlets. Anyways I also LURVE the doppleganger episode. For me beyond the chrystaline thing this was really different from cold lazerus, and I really loved the look into each persons dream sequences about their insecurities. Especially Ronon's where for me even after being on atlantis for 2 years now, he is still scared of being alone and having to go on the run. And the banter and look into the characters pasts like Rodney, I jsut squeed at that.

And I have to say.... and maybe its just me, but they seem to be doing more emotional reaction shots of Sheppard... yeah that walking along the hallway scene was wonderful, but if you recall from lifeline when John just flew the city down and landed it, right after he landed it he seemed quite whoobie.. like the events of the past few days have been rushing in and hitting him, at least it seemed that way to me... And how there was more angst between him and rodney and not just the usual annoyance factor.

I have to say it feels there have been more character moments in season 4 already than before... but maybe i just am noticing them more.
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liketheriverrun
Subject:Re: YES!
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Time:2007-10-27 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm so happy you're enjoying the Geeks And Goons Guides. If you haven't read my Dictionary series or Koschka's Geeks and Goons series, you should. They're gen but they lead into the Guides and are often referenced, so you might get a few of the references if you did.

As to Doppelganger, I adored it! And went and rewatched it after the letdown of Travelers. (sigh) But yes, they have definitely been showing more angst and concern and worry between the boys and the team in general this season and last, which I just love. I'm hoping it returns next week!
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darkmuadib
Subject:Re: YES!
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Time:2007-10-27 09:45 pm (UTC)
cool, i have them in my favourite, i will check them out, I have quite a queue of fic to read through :P

And I agree travelers was not as good, but overall it was decent, better than some episodes in previous seasons... and there were some awesome moments.. but I plan on re-watching doppleganger... and seriously reading this persons um review:

http://sheafrotherdon.livejournal.com/190950.html#cutid1

I totally have to re-watch it... i have to say my slash goggles are a bit rusty... need to clean them off.
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