Josef “Jeff” Sipek


I’ve resumed watching Stargate Universe. I’m more or less convinced that it’s crap. The plot is painful (well, the tiny bits of plot that are there), the characters are annoying, and there are a few “issues” I have with the production. This is going to be my short rant about one aspect of the production.

At some point, someone thought of making a device so that you can hand-hold a camera but still have it stable & steady. This invention is commonly called a Steadicam. Anyhow, I would like to know when it became artsy and cool to not use steadicams, and instead have this unsteady shot. I find this motion distracting and even un-natural. SGU isn’t the first show to do this. I vaguely remember BSG doing the same. Why are you doing this?

Of course, not doing silly things with the camera will not fix the other issues with the show - like annoying characters and lacking story lines.

So, if you are responsible for the production of SGU, use those steadicams! They’ll improve your show!

Stargate Universe

Few weeks ago, a new Stargate show started airing: Stargate Universe.

So far, I’m undecided about it. Even though there were 4 episodes so far, nothing really happened. The plot so far: a bunch of people get stuck on a ship in the middle of nowhere with no hope of ever getting home. They didn’t encounter any aliens, visited only a single planet, and spend a whole lot of time exploring & saving the ship they’re on.

I hope it’ll get better soon.

Stargate Universe

Jaffa Kree!

So, about a week ago, Chris (if he wants to identify himself, he can :) ) gave me an Elite Serpent Guard action figure. Right from the beginning, I knew what had to be done… Today, I had a little bit of time, so I went outside and had fun. Some inspiration came from a post by Nur Hussein. So, if I “waste” more time on this, I blame him :)

Anyway, here are the photos, along with my witty commentary which is supposed to make this into a story of some sort. (I didn’t really post process them, so they could look better.)

“How dare you call the Gua’uld false gods!”

You know, it is really hard to think of what a Jaffa would say, on the show, they just die without saying much…

“blip, blip, blip…”


…an hour later…

“Whoever did this will die by my hands!”

Hell has no fury like a Jaffa ambushed

I have no idea what’s going on here…perhaps some meditation near a nice, green, lake….


“Hrm, where did my Al’kesh go?”

Where is it?

On my way back inside, I found something that looked interesting. Perhaps this is the lost Al’kesh :)

Missing: One Al’kesh class, mid-range bomber


So, few hours ago, I watched Stargate SG-1’s episode number 200, aptly named “200.” It was a rather odd episode, which by itself wouldn’t have been that interesting if it wasn’t for all the references to a very large number of sci-fi shows. The two truly amazing references were to:

  • Farscape — Since I haven’t watched it, I can’t say how much it is like Farscape, but from what I know they went crazy. (After all, they have Claudia Black.)
  • Star Trek: The Original Series — Since I have seen all of it, I noticed that the actors (as well as the prop & set people) had a lot of fun trying to make it look and feel close as close to Star Trek as possible.

Overall, very funny episode - even though there was very little plot :)

Stargate SG-1 Season 10 Episode 6


So, last night I watched episode 5 of Stargate SG-1’s 10th season. This concludes my last marathon of SG-1 watching as there are no episodes left to watch! From now on, I have to wait until new episodes are aired. :)

Daniel is back!

So, it has been a while since I posted something. Nothing new and/or exciting happened since the last post.

As you might have expected, I kept on watching Stargate SG-1. I just finished watching second episode of the seventh season. I did know that Daniel Jackson would be back to SG-1, and I am kind of glad he did. It just didn’t seem right to not have (go split infinitives!) Daniel there. Other things that were quite interesting are:

  • Who the ancients were
  • Who Anubis is

I kind of expected that Anubis wasn’t quite Gua’uld. But then again, he got a ton of useful technology that no one knew of - so I guess that was a give-away.

New Addiction

So, I started watching Star Gate SG-1 the other week, and I got addicted quite fast. Sucks, doesn’t it? It is an nice Sci-Fi show that’s all the way up to season 9 (I’m almost done with season 3). Anyway, time to watch some more SG-1 :)

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