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The Stargate - Star Trek connection

I've been watching Atlantis today, just watched "The Storm",and I noticed something small, but cute: You know how the writers have had Rodney equate John to Capt Kirk numerous times now? (what, 3?) The ending of The Storm has Rodney out on the balcony in the rain, yelling "Kolya!!" into the communicator in the same tone of voice Kirk uses in Wrath of Khan when he's yelling "Khan!!". It's the exact same scenario.

It's kind of hilarious to me, since I've been saying for years now that Stargate is the direct inheritor of ST:TOS' legacy. It doesn't take itself too seriously (which none of the other ST series could say), has a lot of snark and great dialogue, and yet manages to make a good point about cultural and/or current events in many episodes. And now the writers are coming out of the closet and literally splaying the connection out on the screen. Ha. Gotta love those DeLuises. I feel like my first, grand love has come full circle. Life is good :-))

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devohoneybee
Jun. 6th, 2005 01:46 am (UTC)
It's funny that it's Rodney who makes the connection in every instance -- it's as if he's our fannish everyman, our window to the fan-referenced universe. Figures he'd be a Trekkie. *g*
sundara
Jun. 6th, 2005 02:29 am (UTC)
Interesting that Rodney's the Everyman, given that he's also the Brilliant One. But--he's the one changing the most, growing...so, yes. He's the Dr. John Carter of Atlantis--a neophyte to the things he has to deal with most of the time, but he's learning.
devohoneybee
Jun. 6th, 2005 02:33 am (UTC)
Right... the "genius" in the science department, but the naif in terms of action/adventure/hero stuff. The episode that aired two nights ago even had the young guy (aka the Red Shirt) remarking to Rodney that he had changed--that Rodney USED to be the guy who would hide away from danger, but that whether or not his own sense of himself has changed, he now is the guy who wants to go into the fight.
sundara
Jun. 6th, 2005 03:10 am (UTC)
Yes! I loved that ep (The Defiant One), and that Gaul verbalizes the fact that Rodney's changing. It makes it definitive, and you can see Rodney thinking about it in those terms for the first time, a mirror held up to him for his own learning.

Can't wait until the new season!!
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