Originally Posted by ManInBlack
It all comes down to timing. It may not be a good idea to focus the audience on that concept from the first scene, then repeat it in increasingly improbable scenarios.
I'm trying to think about which visual impressed me most and I'm torn between Sam in the peasant blouse and Teal'c's shooting choreography.
Is Ba'al going to become our new Moriarty? He had to go down with his ship, right?
The use of the flashback opener scared me at first, but since they only used it in one scene it seems more apparent that it's a time filling, camera time saving device rather than a writer with only one formula.
I like the idea of "Space Pirates", they can be a random element at any time, with us in this instance, against us in the next. Will they have the galactic equivalents of peg legs and parrots eventually? Can we get a pirate smiley? I don't want to get too far off track but I really like pirates AARRRGGHHH MATEY!
Overall I liked this episode. As with Atlantis, and BSG, there was a lot of foreshadowing which made things too predictable, but they were still good stories in spite of this.
Speaking of filling up time, I think for some reason they really were short of workable scenes and did have to do last minute fill-ins. It would explain a few things. For example, the scene that made me think this was with the cupcake goa’uld Nerus, just before he was about to be shot by Ba’al (or one of his clones), says a line and then adds something like, “Oh, I really am an interesting character.” Now where did that come from? I doubt that was part of the script, it did not fit the line before it, or the words of someone apparently about to die. I think that was the actor talking after his line was over but while the camera was still rolling. If they really were in a crunch to fill space, it would explain how that line ended up getting used.
A good show but the characters are getting reckless. This could lead to someone getting killed very soon… at least in reality.