2005-12-07

Where's SG1 when you need them?

Just seen this report in The Guardian — looks like another "asteroid to hit Earth" scare.

I had to have a smile at the name of the body: Apophis. As an incurable Stargate fan the name Apophis has some appeal.

And, of course, SG1 once saved us from an asteroid.

File Under: Apophis, Asteroid, Stargate, SG1.

9 comments:

Rich said...

When I saw that story come up in my RSS inbox, I had hoped they'd named it after the Stargate baddie too.

I think it was all this fuss over "Planet" Xena that put the idea in my head.

Dave Pearson said...

Just you wait until it mysteriously appears to pass right through the Earth... ;)

Kim said...

They name a whole planet after a character on Farscape: Rigel.

Or was it the other way around...?

Dave Pearson said...

I'll see your planet called Rigel and raise you a whole star. ;)

Kim said...

My bad.

I just get so excited about Farscape... :-)

Dave Pearson said...

Heh, I know what you mean; some SciFi series do get under your skin don't they? Like I said in the original post, I'm terribly addicted to Stargate (both SG1 and Atlantas).

I don't know why but I never really "got" Farscape — it's not that I disliked it, it just never seemed to click.

Although I did find that Claudia Black made it quite watchable. ;)

Seems that some of the Farscape (and at least one member of the Andromeda) crew have found new homes at SG1 these days — and they're making a good job of it too.

Oh, yeah, that's a point, the Andromeda fans can claim that they named a whole galaxy after their programme. ;)

Rob said...

The modern remake of Battlestar Galactica has REALLY gotten under my skin. If you have an opportunity to see it I highly recommend it. I just downloaded the last 5 episodes of season 2 that I'd missed from iTunes! :)

Dave Pearson said...

Oh, yeah, the remake of BSG is fantastic — at least the first series is anyway.

I'm currently waiting for the second series to turn up here in the UK.

Kim said...

Yah, I'm a huge BSG fan as well. The last episode was a doozy; I was actually yelling at the TV. Former ST:TNG fans will recognize the new "bad guy" on the show, as well (I can't say more without giving away the plot).