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Stargate Universe “Life” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Life” Detailed Analysis & Review

April 19, 2021

In the latest episode of our Stargate Universe Rewatch Podcast, we take a look at the first season episode "Life". This is very much a character-driven episode. We explore elements of character with Scott and Camille as they return to earth via the communication stones. The conflict between Young and Telford intensifies, and Rush makes a startling discovery. That's right, the chair device makes its first appearance in Stargate Universe. This episode is of note because it features no great threat to the crew. In fact, the lack of any great danger is what finally gives the crew time to reflect on their situation. And that causes its own problems.

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Stargate Universe “Time” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Time” Detailed Analysis & Review

April 5, 2021

In the latest episode of our Stargate Universe Rewatch, we check in with "Time". This is Stargate Universe's first time travel episode, and one of the best of the franchise. Part found-footage episode, part deep character piece, part monster horror. This episode combines a number of genres and does them all justice. This is one of my favourite episodes. Listen to find out why.

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review (BONUS EPISODE)

Zack Snyder’s Justice League Review (BONUS EPISODE)

March 27, 2021

The long-awaited Snyder Cut of Justice League has finally arrived. So was it worth waiting for? My answer is an unequivocal yes. Listen to this bonus episode of Nerd Heaven to find out why. This is a quick review. I'll do a full detailed analysis on this movie later on.

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Stargate Universe “Earth” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Earth” Detailed Analysis & Review

March 22, 2021

In the latest instalment of my Stargate Universe rewatch, we find Colonel Telford (Lou Diamond Phillips) taking over command of Destiny to enact a plan they hope will bring the crew back home. Meanwhile, Eli and Chloe have some character development as they visit family and friends via the communication stones.

This is the first "Will they get home" episode that Stargate Universe has attempted. A staple of Star Trek Voyager. But how does SGU handle this trope? This episode also explores the theme of how you treat another person's body when you are just a guest inhabiting it.

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Passing of Cliff Simon (Baal)

Passing of Cliff Simon (Baal)

March 12, 2021

I am saddened to have just learned of the passing of actor Cliff Simon, who played the Goa'uld Baal in Stargate SG-1.

I will be acknowledging this loss in episode 58 (my review of Stargate Universe "Life") which will be the next one I will record. That episode will go live on the 19th of April, but I wanted to acknowledge it here now.

My condolences go out to his family and all who loved him.

You can learn more about this tragic news from Gateworld.

https://www.gateworld.net/news/2021/03/stargate-actor-cliff-simon-passed-away-age-58/

Stargate Universe “Water” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Water” Detailed Analysis & Review

March 8, 2021

In the last of the resource-gathering episodes of Stargate Universe, we head to an icy planet in an attempt to find drinkable water for the crew. Meanwhile, back on board Destiny, the mysterious alien swirling wind from the desert planet has stowed away and is stealing what little remains of their existing water.

Let's dig in and see what we think of this episode.

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Nerd Heaven News Mini Update (Sndyder Cut in Australia, Star Trek Prodigy, Spiderman No Way Home)

Nerd Heaven News Mini Update (Sndyder Cut in Australia, Star Trek Prodigy, Spiderman No Way Home)

February 27, 2021

In this mini news update:

* Zack Snyder's Justice League to show day 1 in Australia

* First look at Star Trek Prodigy Characters

* Spiderman No Way Home title announcement

Stargate Universe “Light” - Detailed Analysis& Review

Stargate Universe “Light” - Detailed Analysis& Review

February 22, 2021

The second half of this Stargate Universe 'two-parter' brings a lot of emotions to the surface as the crew deal with their own mortality. With Destiny on course for a star, only 17 of them will survive to struggle on a barely habitable planet. The rest will burn up. This episode has some fantastic drama. I love this episode. Listen along with me to find out why.

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Stargate Universe “Darkness” Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Darkness” Detailed Analysis & Review

February 8, 2021

Today we discuss the first regular episode of Stargate Universe after the extended pilot. Destiny now has breathable air but there are a lot of other problems. The most immediate is the mysterious lack of power. As the crisis pushes our characters toward breaking point, can they find a solution?

This episode, and the next, closely tie together. They were originally intended to be one single episode. I'm glad they ended up splitting it in two because it allowed them to really take their time and delve into the characters. It's a great mini-arc.

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Stargate Universe “Air Part 3″ Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Air Part 3″ Detailed Analysis & Review

January 25, 2021

In the third part of the pilot of Stargate Universe, we follow our characters to an alien planet where they search for much-needed material to repair the scrubbers on Destiny. If they fail, everyone will die of asphyxiation. But there may be other life on this world. Is it helpful or hostile?

 

News mentioned in this episode

* The passing of Mira Furlan

* Sir Patrick Stewart's Critics Choice Super Award

* Star Trek Lower Decks available outside of North America.

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Stargate Universe “Air Parts 1 & 2″ - Detailed Analysis & Review

Stargate Universe “Air Parts 1 & 2″ - Detailed Analysis & Review

January 18, 2021

We begin a new era of the podcast as we look at Stargate Universe. SGU is the third TV series in the Stargate franchise, following SG-1 and Atlantis, not to mention the original 1994 movie. It was a divisive show, and still is to this day. It was a departure from the previous two shows in terms of tone, shooting style and story-telling. But it well-loved by its fans.

Today, I delve deep into the first two parts of the 3-part pilot. We'll look at the new characters introduced in this story, and talk about how the pilot grabbed me with both hands and wouldn't let go.

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Star Trek Discovery “That Hope is You Part 2″ - Detailed Analysis and Review

Star Trek Discovery “That Hope is You Part 2″ - Detailed Analysis and Review

January 11, 2021

The season finale of Star Trek Discovery Season 3 is here, aptly titled "That Hope is You Part 2." We learn the full and complete truth behind the cause of the burn, and we see a resolution to the Emerald Chain / Osyraa plot. My response is mostly positive to this episode. I was happier with the cause of the burn than I think a lot of people will be, but let's dig in and talk about the episode.

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Star Trek Discovery “There is a Tide” Detailed Analysis & Review

Star Trek Discovery “There is a Tide” Detailed Analysis & Review

January 3, 2021

The second-last episode of Star Trek Discovery Season 3 "There is a Tide" plays a little like Die Hard in space, but it also adds some serious depth to our villain Osyraa. There is a fantastic negotiation scene between her and Admiral Vance. So let's dig in and talk about it.

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Star Trek Discovery “Su’Kal” Detailed Analysis & Review

Star Trek Discovery “Su’Kal” Detailed Analysis & Review

December 27, 2020

We're in the final 3 episodes of Star Trek Discovery Season 3 now.  The crew enter the Verebin Nebula to rescue a Kelpien survivor and learn the source of The Burn. This episode gets a little wacky with the away team, but also gives us some real growth for Tilly as she takes the captain's chair for the first time.

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Star Trek Discovery “Terra Firma Part 2″ - Detailed Analysis and Review

Star Trek Discovery “Terra Firma Part 2″ - Detailed Analysis and Review

December 21, 2020

Today we discuss the conclusion to "Terra Firma Part 2" in Star Trek Discovery Season 3. We see the culmination of Georgiou's character arc, which I felt was nicely done. This two-parter has definitely change the way I see Mirror Georgiou and I'm loving it.

So let's dig in and see what we can find to talk about in this episode.

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