6.03: Descent

Jobeth

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One question: Why didn't they stick Dr. Redshirt into the sarcophagus? Or at least explain why they couldn't?

I'm assuming that Anubis would have one, all the other goa'uld seem to keep them around.
 

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if he'd have been a member of sg-1 and not a red shirt...they would have <G>
the guy was doomed to die from the beginning. we even counted down, based on the music, 5,4,3,2,1,...toast. guess he never watched scary movie huh?

As to saving the day...well in red 2 all jonas did was come up with an idea, and suggested it to sam. she did the rest of the work.
sorta like jack did in bane suggesting a way to keep junior alive, or daniel in fail safe in hyperspacing through the planet.
that's how a team works, they all work together, each using his/her own strengths to augment another's weaknesses.
 

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Originally posted by Jobeth
One question: Why didn't they stick Dr. Redshirt into the sarcophagus? Or at least explain why they couldn't? I'm assuming that Anubis would have one, all the other goa'uld seem to keep them around.
Was it shown on the ship? I have to go back and look at the tape. If not, when the Goa'uld evacuated they took it with them. It's got to be considered vital to their god and would go with them. We've seen them hover lift the one on Ko'rel's attack ship, so it can be done.
 

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Originally posted by Krystal
also I wonder is Jonas race can be underwater for more time than humans. He was a considerable time changing the crystals under the water. And he only take a deep breath at the beginning of the scene. :rolleyes:
The scene took me back to my youth where we played with how long we could hold our breath in the backyard pool. What you do to extend your time underwater is rapid breathing before your dive. It's moving underwater that consumes your oxygen at a greater rate. You go down and stay still you stay under longer than if you try crossing the pool. This game has been the death of quite a few kids who try it. There's always some kid that gets dared to cross the pool x number of times on one breath and drowns. One of the stunts my dad would do to fix the drain in the bottom of the pool was dive in and mess with it. He also didn't turn off the pump and risked getting his hand stuck down there. FCOL don't try that with your pool. Always seemed like a longer time than it was. I never timed him. But he could do it because he didn't move around.

Another few things I remember about my diving classes is : effects of pressure. Just how deep was the ship implied to be? A manned sub was sent to go get them. But were the flooded compartments under the real sea pressure? Or was some system on the ship mitigating the pressure even as it let the water in?

Do you want to read another SG-1 gets wet fic? click here. Just as many possible plot bunnies, and maybe a bit more science...
 

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I really really liked this episode.
I thought the parts between Teal'c and Jonas were my faves. Its really nice to see more of Teal'c and him having more then on line in this season.
And I agree with those that say that Jonas didn't really save the day..and lets face it they did this os that Jack will accept him into the team.
A good episode all round fast moving and not boring at all...missed the ship crashing too but hey its all good apart from that! :D
 

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I really liked this episode, but it is so like Star Trek now that they've even got Redshirts.

Originally posted by webmouse
The moment he opened his mouth we could see his fate was sealed -- just like a red shirt in the original Star Trek series.

Hey! You leave me nothing to say. All I can do is sit and agree with the posts already here.

Originally posted by lisasg1
Just wonderin, as a shipper, did Sam or Jack say anything when they were almost drowning?


Just "Glug, Glug!"

Originally posted by Cynvision
But were the flooded compartments under the real sea pressure? Or was some system on the ship mitigating the pressure even as it let the water in?

That was what I assumed, but nothing actually said as such.

Originally posted by Skydiver
I would have like to have heard about the tsunami caused by [the crash], and the subsequent explosion.

Hammond mentioned telling the Chinese that it was a meteor, and having a call to the Russians about the real reason. I would have thought that an explosion and tidal wave might cause a few more queries from governments and journalists. A meterorite of that size would not have gone undetected, not if you follow real-life present-day newstories about them. Questions would be asked by the Chinese why they weren't informed earlier, and most likely than not, no one would really believe the story. IMHO they would not be able to keep the lid on the 'big' secret anymore. They can't say it's just a weather balloon!
 

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I liked this ep.

So far with 3 eps I am pleased so far with S6. It really isn't all that bad without Jackson.

The FX are also great, they must have had a huge budget for S6 :)
 

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I just want to say - great episode - especially the conv between Teal'c and Jonas about the alien conspiracy (it was the look Teal'c gave Jonas - it had me in stitches!), and the tense Sam & Jack drowning bit, and the bit where Sam says 'Yes, Dad.' And the end look on Jack's face - don't ya just love him!
 

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Originally posted by Wingless Flyer
It really isn't all that bad without Jackson.

No, it isn't "bad" without Jackson, but it is different. Certain elements -- the connections with ancient Earth cultures and anthropology, for instance -- will have to fade to the background. Just telling us that Jonas has memorized all of Daniel's notes doesn't mean that Jonas knows everything Daniel did or would react as Daniel would in a given situation. Jonas has to be his own character, affecting the team dynamic and the stories that can be written for the cast as currently configured.

There will be other changes reflective of the cast change and we can only wait to see if the future show called SG1 actually bears some resemblance to the earlier program of the same name. Mostly I fear a reliance on conspiracy stories (been done in X-Files) and space ship stories (all the rest of science fiction has been there).
 
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Originally posted by Leyla
I just want to say - great episode - especially the conv between Teal'c and Jonas about the alien conspiracy (it was the look Teal'c gave Jonas - it had me in stitches!), and the tense Sam & Jack drowning bit, and the bit where Sam says 'Yes, Dad.' And the end look on Jack's face - don't ya just love him!
I really liked this ep! I have to admit, i was skeptical about a season without Danny and i wasnt sure how they were gonna do it, but i can see now that, with Daniel gone, its left a lot of room for relationships, or characters to develop further (Sam and Jack for example :D;)) and i think thats great :D

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This Episode

My thoughts and reaction to this episode were..."I didn't know Air Force Intelligence Officers could fly anything!" Especially one who seems to be lacking some intelligence, on occasion, like Jack O'Neill. :rolleyes: That was a bit unbelieveable for me.


I did like that ring sequence with all the water- that was a well done effect.

I could see the SGC ending up buying the Russian Ring- before it happened. I guess that seemed a very obvious outcome to me.
 

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Oh I forgot about the Ring&Water bit! That was cool!
 

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Re: This Episode

Originally posted by Boranon
My thoughts and reaction to this episode were..."I didn't know Air Force Intelligence Officers could fly anything!" Especially one who seems to be lacking some intelligence, on occasion, like Jack O'Neill. :rolleyes: That was a bit unbelieveable for me.


LOL
I think part of that comes from
a) jack's spent the most time with teal'c in a glider
b) Brad Wright once said that Jack's a pilot...because RDA says Jack's a pilot ;)
 

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Not much to add really, everythings been said. Good to see Major Davis, wondered where he'd gone.

Enjoyed the Death Glider scene with Jack rolling it for the benefit of Jonas(his first trip).


annette :D
 

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The scripts are making much of Jonas' "first time" at everything. Surely Jack couldn't resist the glider roll. :evil:

This "first time" theme is going to continue for awhile.
 

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This "first time" theme is going to continue for awhile.

my gutter entrenched mind boggles at the concept ;)
 

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(Get your mind out of the gutter -- you are stepping on my snorkle :evil:)

So in this "first time" theme and knowing nothing of Jonas' past, the question must arise -- is he a virgin?

Enquiring minds want to know. :evil:
 

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Even if he is, I'm sure that he will have read all about it and memorised it! :)

He has everything else. He's probably even read Daniel's journals about it!
 

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