Forget the fact
that Daniel Jackson is the leader of SG-1, did you know there are people living on Altlantis!?!?
Yes, I got the season 3 boxed set of Atlantis. Well, it didn't actually come in a box, as only the slimline ones were available, but I don't mind as any ideas on having some sort of conformity with my Stargate dvds kinda went out the window with the cheap boxes that seasons 9 and 10 came in, not to mention the designs. *sigh* Oh well, aside from that there was no episode guide included, and no list of special features, so pop the disc in and surprise, surprise! The dvds themselves have a very clean and easy to navigate layout, despite being a little bland in the graphics department compared with early seasons.
The cover is shiny as always, but it would have been nice had they actually put some effort into the layout. Pasting in various screencaptures and promo shots does not a quality image make. The Shep, Weir and McKay shots look like they're from stills of Return II (David Hewlett looks very Gerard Way-esque btw) the Ronan pic is from Sateda, and the bored!Teyla I'm pretty sure is a promo shot from season 2. *another sigh*
So far I've only watched the special features, no commentaries yet as I took a look and decided they could wait, since the only interesting person whose name came up was Martin Wood. And there's no commentary for The Real World! *major pout*
The special feature for Sateda: I quite enjoyed this one, great behind the scenes stuff, especially with the stunts and everything. (Stunt people are insane! lol) and I'm warming to Robert Cooper.
Visual FX Department: Totally fascinating. I always thought it would be cool to work in that area. I'm in awe of what they are able to accomplish, and just how great the final product looks.
Progeny special feature: Meh.
Profile On Rachel Luttrell: This was actually interesting, and I didn't expect it to be, because I'm not that much of a Teyla fan. She's one of those relegated characters that despite the one off monster story or spouting tid bits of alien cultural knowledge, doesn't really have all that much impact on the show. Sadly, I think the character building of Teyla may be one of the more interesting things in season 4.
Phantoms special feature: Martin Wood ftw! I didn't even particularly like the episode all that much, but this was great. Although I don't understand why one of the 'taliban' extras was wearing pink pants?
General O'Neill Goes To Atlantis: *hearts RDA* I actually watched this with my mum. Her only comment was "Wow, he's put on a little weight, hasn't he?" Hehe. Great stuff from both RDA and Brad Wright. I like the throwbacks to how things were in the early years on SG-1, the ad-libbing (I knew the thinking of England line was! ha!) and RDA calling on the little idiosyncrasies of 'acting underwater', and we can't forget all those wet!RDA shots. ^_^
The Game special feature: Also meh.
Masters of the Alien: Now this was interesting. How they make all the prosthetics and blend them with make up and just the amount of time and effort put into creating these creatures (and old!Shep) and the actors (Dan Payne ftw!) who put up with all that crap on their faces and bodies.
First Strike special feature: God damn, I was cringing when they were explaining that the stunt woman couldn't land on the safety mat because the glass had beaten her to it. Insane!
A Look Back On Season 3 with Martin Gero: And the point of this was? Aside from lessening my faith once more in what season 4 has to offer, I didn't understand the need to recap everything we'd just watched? Was it supposed to be informative or opinionative? Anywho, I'm sorry, but he looked like he was about to cream his pants when talking about offing Carson in Sunday. It felt off, and I'm going to leave it there as I know what's going to happen in season 4, yet I've yet to see any sort of acknowledgment for the amount of support there is out there for certain characters on the show.