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Subject:Quick drive-by comments about First Contact
Time:10:11 pm

Just a few things that made me smile about this episode....

1. Daniel's glasses.  It's only taken, what?  Twelve years to get a decent pair of glasses for the man.  But they were well worth the wait.

2. Rodney's recent run of foul language.  In the past two eps he's said shit (although it was cut off), hell, and son of a bitch!  If you read my fics, you know I believe the boys can be real potty mouths.  And I love being proved right. *G*

3.  Todd.  Enough said. (For that matter, dignitary Woolsey, smartass Caldwell and Radek with powertools)

4.  John just not being all that bright in this one.  I mean there was the MENSA comment and Radek having to dumb things down for him, but there's just something endearing about John when he still doesn't know exactly how things work on Atlantis (like the coms being linked directly into his room) because we all have those moments where we *should* know something but just took it for granted or didn't take the time to learn things about the house we've lived in for years or the company we've worked for for ages.  And that whole scene makes me smile because it seemed like John fell asleep reading his book while he waited for someone (cough, cough, Rodney) to show up in his room and not the least bit concerned with hearing a male voice... until he opened his eyes and didn't see him standing there.

5.  The way Teyla simply says, "Rodney," when John dreadfully asks what's at the bottom of the tower... because, really, you know it was just a rhetorical question and he was already thinking the same thing.  It's not the valuable secret lab, it's not even Rodney *and* Dr. Jackson.  Teyla's number one concern is Rodney... her teammate and family and God, I *love* team love.  On top of that is the expressions on John and Teyla's faces when Radek asks if the intruders really had taken Rodney and Daniel. 

6. John and  Rodney figuring things out about the subspace transponder the same way at the same time on opposite sides of the galaxy.  They're finishing each other's sentences even when they aren't on the same planet.  How fucking adorable is that?

7. Rodney learning from his mistakes.  Dorando evidently did leave a lasting impression on him and made him at least hesitant to turn on the machine.

Not an all inclusive list, and it wasn't a perfect ep, but these few little tidbits did make me happy.

 
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babs_sg1
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Time:2008-09-27 10:47 am (UTC)
I loved the one-up-manship between Daniel and Rodney trying to stay awake. I got the feeling that no matter what neither one was going to admit he was tired, although Rodney was fading. I guess Daniel was on his "I'm in Atlantis, it's so cool" high.
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-09-29 01:42 pm (UTC)
You know, it's funny because when Rodney used to guest on SG1 I thought he was a total jerk to them all and now when Daniel is here on Atlantis I kept thinking he was being a jerk to my McKay. *G* But the two of them together was pretty damn funny.
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kimberlyfdr
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Time:2008-09-27 12:09 pm (UTC)
I adored the amount of Rodney love in this episode. SO MUCH WIN \o/
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-09-29 01:44 pm (UTC)
It really did have some great Rodney love by all the team (yes, I'm even counting the smirks Ronon was giving him because with anyone else, Ronon would have growled. *G*) And it wasn't out there and open for all the world to see like in The Shrine. It was much more in a look or a tone but it was there and it was wonderful!
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melagan
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Time:2008-09-27 12:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes to all those things.

Woolsey! Todd! no, not like that *coff* but there was a moment when Woolsey hands Todd the radio to speak to the hive ship and Todd does a teeny double take. Respect? Seriously?


This ep was full of wonderful moments and damn good story telling

(and absolutely yes to bonus points for Rodney's potty mouth!)

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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-09-29 01:47 pm (UTC)
I really did love when Woolsey let Todd take his call in private, so to speak. I've really come to adore both of those characters and I'm always thrilled when Todd is going to show up.

And the potty mouth thing... you have no idea how much crap I've taken for having them cuss as much as I do. And the discussions I've seen about them *not* cussing and it has always boggled me because if not for the sensors, I have no doubt they would use much much worse than they've been allowed to so far. So it just make me smile to hear Rodney say Son of a Bitch! in wonder and not anger or something else more dire. It just proves me right. *G*
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dru_evilista
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Time:2008-09-27 03:42 pm (UTC)
I agree with everything you said completely.

Plus I loved how bitchy both Rodney and Daniel were. LOL! It was so cute. My friend thinks they're exes, and her mom thinks they're gonna end up together. ....I really do have a snark fetish don't I? LOL!

But even more adorable, was when they teamed up against John with "You know, he could have been in MENSA...." *both giggle hysterically while John scowls*
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-09-29 01:49 pm (UTC)
Noooooo! No Rodney/Daniel (because Rodney is John's! Do you hear me? John's! *G*) but the idea of them being exes (or at least having a little fling at the SGC way back when) is pretty funny to consider. But that MENSA giggling was pretty damn funny. *G*
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lurkerlynne
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Time:2008-10-07 04:13 am (UTC)
Haven't seen the ep yet, just popping in to say I've always liked that you've had the boys cursing. John's military and in my experience that equals potty mouth except in the presence of women, children and a superior officer.

Rodney seems the type of person, who as a kid who learned different language just so he could insult teachers and curse without them knowing what he said.

So Yay! for the cussing!
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liketheriverrun
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Time:2008-10-11 03:03 am (UTC)
I've worked with more men than women in my career and I can tell you that 99.9% of them curse to one degree or another. I'm always boggled when people don't think John and Rodney would ever curse, or only curse under extreme duress. If it wasn't for the requirements for television, I have no doubt they would curse casually. In fact, I just posted a little ficlet regarding how doing just that gets them in trouble. *G*

Edited at 2008-10-11 03:05 am (UTC)
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