Category Archives: Television

Rating systems

I’ve been thinking a lot about rating systems lately. People like to categorize things in neat little boxes.  It helps us keep track of things, especially when there are a lot of them, or when they’re complicated.  When I was around 10 years old, I had a big plastic box full of Legos.  When I… Read More »

Stargate Universe: Pathogen

I’m still trying to figure out why this episode is named “Pathogen”. A pathogen is a disease-producing agent; the only person in the episode who has an actual disease is Eli’s mother. Chloe probably isn’t sick, she’s likely just possessed. Are they just running out of ideas?

Stargate Universe: Awakening

Last week I said: In the previews for the next episode, they appear to have located the ship that was going through and seeding planets with Stargates.  It seems kind of convenient that they got to Destiny as it was nearing the seed ship… They clarified this week to say that it’s just one of… Read More »

Stargate Universe: Aftermath

I didn’t like this episode.  Rush is quite literally going insane.  He’s hallucinating, and he knows it, but he still thinks he’s a better candidate to lead the expedition than Col. Young.  It doesn’t feel very realistic.  It also doesn’t seem likely that he would actually keep to himself the information he is keeping to… Read More »

Stargate Universe: Intervention

The end of season one left us with a set of cliffhangers: Col. Scott and Sgt. Greer were stuck outside the ship, trying to reach an airlock before the shields failed, which would expose them to instantly fatal levels of radiation. Chloe had been shot in the leg and was losing consciousness. The pregnant Lt.… Read More »