Stargate Universe – A Little of This, A Little of That, A Lot of Awesome

Most people who read this blog know I’ve become a huge Stargate fanboy over the past few months, having run through the first third of SG-1 with my dad and Atlantis’ first season solo. So when SyFy announced Stargate Universe would be premiering this fall and “reinventing the wheel,” as their advertisements noted, I became [...]

The Fall 2009 TV Lineup – Beej’s Picks

Between jumping from part-time adjuncting to full-time teaching/administration and planning a wedding in approximately 3 months (under 6 weeks to go and counting!) there seems to be very little time to actually sit in front of my boobtube and bask in the awesomeness that the Fall ‘09 lineup promises. Fortunately, I have a DVR and [...]

Stargate SG-1: Season 2 Review

Every time I want to say something about Stargate SG-1 Season 2, I want to call it Stargate SG-2 and be done with it. I know within the context of the show it can’t be called that because the narrative follows the exploits of a team called “SG-1,” but it would be a much easier, [...]

Stargate Atlantis – Initial Impressions

Let me start this out the right way: I am now and forever a Stargate fanboy. Not the “mouthbreathing, pseudo-uneducated, mindlessly slaving away wishing the franchise would be reality and not understanding why not” kind of fanboy, but the loyal kind of fanboy who finds a franchise he enjoys and watches every episode available and [...]

Stargate SG-1 – Initial Impressions

I grew up in a very television-oriented household, but not one that thought it was my babysitter. We would watch TV and movies together as a family, and we would actually talk about the things going on. I learned from an early age the importance of narrative in a show, probably from watching the original [...]