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The Fall Guy to Megalopolis: is 2024 the year of the box-office megaflop?
  • Megalopolis looks like an expensive masturbatory exercise. If Life of Pi had less of a story line.

  • A Windows XP machine's life expectancy in 2024 seems to be about 10 minutes before even just an idle net connection renders it a trojan-riddled zombie PC
  • This isn't a test of the "early days" XP and internet. This is a test of current day, because clearly the implication is "look how bad it is to use XP in 2024"

  • We have to stop ignoring AI’s hallucination problem
  • Yes, but it's, like, really fancy.

  • Winamp has announced that it is opening up its source code to enable collaborative development of its legendary player for Windows
  • I use musicbee and MP3/FLAC.

    My music collection is to large and keyed to my tastes to throw away, and I don't want to pay for Spotify.

  • Obscure screw added so appliance cannot be disassembled
  • This is the same person that had to smash open the device like a caveman banging rocks together. Posting a rant online instead of just buying a security bit isn't a good second step either. OP may certainly be the exact type of person to keep out: bold enough to try to break open electronics, but stopped by a fairly standard security bit.

  • Obscure screw added so appliance cannot be disassembled
  • The security bit is doing it's job. If this is a barrier for someone, then they aren't the kind of person who should be playing with the internals of a dangerous electronic device.

  • Switzerland’s Nemo is first nonbinary singer to win Eurovision Song Contest
  • I'm not trying to imply anything. I've just never had a feeling about my gender so I don't really understand the concept. I was born a man, I present as a man, but I can't say that I feel like a man, I just feel like me.

  • 32TB hard drives are incoming according to Toshiba
  • I remember getting a 2 GB hard drive and thinking I'll never be able to fill it up. Now I have video files more then 10 times that size

  • Remember how ChatGPT totally aced the bar exam? Wow! yeah, turns out that was just a lie
  • 90th percentile means it performed equal or better than 90% of the comparisons, no? Not that it got 90% score.

  • What it's like to be a developer in 2024
  • To be fair, milk at the back of the store is better to keep the milk cold from getting out of the truck and into the fridge.

  • Switzerland’s Nemo is first nonbinary singer to win Eurovision Song Contest
  • I'm afraid I don't understand what violating the binary means, and it still seems to me that presenting female with a beard does not fit what I thought the binary of gender was supposed to mean.

  • Switzerland’s Nemo is first nonbinary singer to win Eurovision Song Contest
  • So being non binary is more of a feeling than a state?

  • Switzerland’s Nemo is first nonbinary singer to win Eurovision Song Contest
  • Isn't the idea of binary having two socially defined entities: man, woman. Having someone who defies either definition is non binary. Opposing the idea that you can only be one or the other.

    Conchita dresses half way between man and woman. Dresses, skirts, long hair, make up, beard. Even the name Conchita Wurst is a wordplay for "vagina penis".

    The example of a male presenting as female or somewhere between those two seems within the exact definition of non binary.

  • Hello GPT-4o
  • It's not about wanting it to stop, it's about getting it to maturity so we can get out of this phase of buzz words, misleading marketing, and then we can find out what the tech can actually be useful for.

  • Switzerland’s Nemo is first nonbinary singer to win Eurovision Song Contest
  • Maybe I'm ignorant, but by definition that seems non binary to me. Unless "non binary" no longer means non binary, and now it has some new trendy definition.

  • Capcom rumored to be working on a remake of the first Resident Evil game on the REX Engine
  • I think there actually is a rights issue. Sphere Hunter on YouTube has some good videos on the series

  • Raspberry Pi Smart TV?
  • Then you need a more powerful PC. What do you mean a more powerful monitor? I don't even understand what that means.

  • Baybe what's wrong? You've barely touched your Strawberrum
  • Did you know that "factoid" means small piece of trivia? /S

  • Raspberry Pi Smart TV?
  • What do you mean "powerful monitor". It just needs to display a picture.

  • I've finished the first part of Stargate Timekeepers, and here are my thoughts... [spoilers]

    ...about the quality of the game, my theories behind the development, and my predictions for the future.

    I will be discussing some story events, so unless you have already played it, or don't mind spoilers, skip this write-up. I will say the story isn't the draw card for playing the game so you may not mind the spoilers for this first half of the game. I won't give a thorough explanation of the gameplay mechanics, but it is essentially a clone of Commandos/Shadow tactics. If you want a deeper explanation, please see my previous posts about the game.

    The brief: This game is full of bugs, it's only half a game, the first half was delayed and the second half has missed its release date, and as a cherry on top it's not very faithful to the show (which I think is the most forgivable, as long as it's fun).

    Stargate Timekeepers follows none of the characters from the TV series SG-1, but it does start its first level as a side story to the Battle of Antarctica that is seen in SG-1 season 7. There are seven levels in this half of the release, which follows the release of the demo which was the entire first level. The installation of part one accepts your save files so you don't need to redo the first level if you played the demo. Each level is with a different combination of characters, sometimes split into separate areas of the level.

    There are many faults with the game, and I believe they fall into 3 categories: Bad choices, Bugs, and bad programming. While those three categories overlap significantly I think there's a distinction between them based on how they ended up in the game. Bugs are faults in the programming that weren't discovered and fixed during QA, bad programming is a developer aiming to achieve something but being unable to implement it effectively, and bad choices are something that was implemented without issue but detracts from the product.

    Bad choices: While each character has unique abilities, the bulk of the gameplay is just using the generic punch and carry ability available to all but one character. It's a shame that the developers chose to make the characters nag you to use other abilities rather than design the levels to require you to use them. For instance, one of the abilities is a Kull Warrior disruptor. It weakens a Kull Supersoldier, allowing you to kill the otherwise invulnerable enemy. From memory the Kull warriors only appear in 2 or 3 levels; after that they are essentially forgotten about. So now there’s an icon on the hotbar for the rest of the game that has no use. The sniper character has a whistle action to draw enemy towards you that I think only has necessary application twice in the whole game, and could be ignored entirely after that.

    The levels show hints of purposeful design, but often reveal themselves to be fairly average sandbox areas to perform the same basic abilities. I'd almost say that one team designs the level, and another comes along after and places all the enemies within that space. The original Commandos was full of very purposeful level design choices where the level layout and the enemy placement/behaviour worked in harmony. Timekeepers, in contrast, feels like the layouts were built without an intention of what the enemies would be doing there. I do sympathize that it must be difficult to produce creative play designs, but at the end of the day it was only 7 levels. I have a theory that I will bring up later that may explain why this is the way it is.

    The worst outcome of bad choices has got to be the delays. Originally slated for release in late 2022, Timekeepers was delayed indefinitely until a more definite date of December 2023 was advertised, but it would only be the first half of the game. Then, as December approached, it was delayed until January 2024 with the second half being advertised for April 2024 at no extra cost to customers. It's now May and there has been no official comment on why the second half is no where to be seen, nor any hint of when it will arrive. I am hesitant to pass judgements on this because we will never learn the exact reason for the delays, but unfortunately it can only be described as bad project management. Either take the steps to get the game out on time, or recognize that you aren't in a position to advertise a release date. That could be due to budget, skills, or mistakes, but it would hint that the developer/publisher are haemorrhaging money trying to get this past the finish line after they've already taken whatever profits were up for grabs. That theory I mentioned before would also explain part of this situation.

    Bugs: Ooh boy. This game is full of them. Full disclosure, I have only played version 1.00.25 GOG and the Steam demo. There has since been an update, but the changelog does not address the primary issue I will bring up.

    The number one consistent issue that I experienced in all levels of this game was that any interactive part of the level would fail to do what it was designed to do, and would permanently lock your character in position, preventing progress in the game. The only workaround was to load a previous save, and to never interact with anything. I tested this on every single interactive element, in every level (except one in the final level, which I safely assume suffers the same issue). If at any point you make a character walk up to an interactive object and touch it, it was like they had been frozen in place. Trigger a trap? Nope, reload. Hide in a closet? better not save once you're inside, reload. Any sort of switch, button, noise maker? forget it, reload. I've tried on my laptop, on my desktop computer, at different graphics settings, nothing resolves this issue. There are parts of the game where you need to push over panels to open up pathways or create bridges; none of these work. Luckily there were always less direct ways to make progress, but it felt like there were many times that the intended solution was not possible because of these bugs. There are even item pickups you have to ignore, because trying to open the access door will break your game. I haven't seen any other mention of this online in forums or comment sections, but that's because no one is really talking about the game at all. I have no idea how common this is for customers.

    edit: after visiting the official discord, I can see the developers have been made aware of this problem as of 11th April and are working to fix it.

    Aside from that there are issues like animation problems. The Spy character can dress up like a Jaffa and distract enemies with conversation; hilariously you can get him stuck waving his conversational hands around while he's crouching and sneaking around the level. I've had enemies tied up on the ground, loaded a save, and now they are standing up but still functionally tied up on the ground.

    If you have multiple characters selected and try to perform generic commands with them, sometimes it just won't work. I also noticed at least once instance of punching an enemy while they were climbing a ladder, they finish climbing the ladder, and then fall over unconscious. That would've been an easy fix of "if(climbing ladder == true); don't punch; else punch;".

    Bad programming: This is where it starts to come together. The reason Timekeepers is in the situation it's in. I don't think it's blasphemy to be loose with the lore. Fans will forgive flubs if the game is fun. They will give concessions to non-canon if it's creative enough. Bugs are somewhat expected in releases, as long as they are recognised and patched. What Timekeepers suffers from is a skill issue. I say this with as much respect as possible towards the developers. I'm not putting the blame on them, I think having a skill deficit isn't a rare challenge in projects and it should be recognised and resolved by team leaders. Good project management involves supporting the team when they lack the skills, time, or resources required to complete the tasks.

    The small part of it can be demonstrated with a few things I experienced. There is a level where you have two separate groups. Team A is faced with locked doors. Team B can unlock these doors. You are expected to leapfrog the teams through the levels: Unlock a door with Team B, progress Team A until the next locked door, move Team B towards the next unlock mechanism, repeat. It turns out there is nothing preventing Team B from going start to finish right away and unlocking all the doors, then using Team A to go all the way on their side in one go. When you do this you end up getting dialogue events out of order. Because you were intended on moving the teams forward at the same time, the dialogue events trigger based on specific location triggers and there's nothing preventing you from triggering them out of story order.

    In other instances, there are events that add or remove characters for story reasons. Losing the Spy character makes the levels a lot harder than if you had him. So instead I found myself skipping the current objective, sneaking ahead through the level, clearing out all the enemies, before coming back near the start of the level to complete the objective. Then I could just walk through an empty level to finish off the other objectives.

    Basically, the flow of the game is regulated poorly. The pieces usually work in isolation, but together they are don't function as a unit. There are many opportunities to side-step the intention of a level and find holes in the barriers to play the level out of order.

    Also, the UI hasn't been tested for different aspect ratios (see image of post)

    The large part of it? Earlier I mentioned a theory, spoilers ahead. I think I know what happened at the start of level planning, and why it has crippled the release of the game. It ties together with bad choices, but I think it was bad programming that is driving the nails into the coffin. The title Stargate Timekeepers alludes to time travel. I can tell you that throughout the first 7 levels currently available there is no time travel. The first half of the game ends with an inciting incident that will begin the time travelling part of the game, and I think it's no coincidence that this is where the currently released portion of the game ends.

    Playing the levels that were released, I always felt like the layout wasn't being utilised efficiently. In fact you can notice a few parts of levels that didn't get used at all. Now it takes no genius to figure it out; the time travelling nature of the story will bring you back to these levels to visit areas again. I think the original plan was to make a game that would heavily reuse game areas and time travel would be the justification for the amount of repetitiveness that would involve. Not a bad concept in general but one that requires a bit of finesse in game design to pull it off. This is what I think the developers are stuck on right now. They had started making the levels with the intention of reusing them later, but once they got to the "later" they've realised the levels aren't working for what they are trying to do. Now, while building the rest of the levels, they are faced with putting a square peg in a round hole by trying to reuse them, or having to build all new levels that weren't in the original scope of the project.

    That would explain why the enemy placements often felt after-the-fact of the level layout. It would be because the layouts were built for multiple enemy placements, and probably different directions of character movement. It would explain why we only got the levels up until the time travel was about to start. Only the first pass of the designed areas were functional, and revisited levels are not working as easily as expected or are being rebuilt from the ground up. I think the reuse of game areas promised lower effort in production, but has instead turned into more effort that a linear game.

    The Future Where does that leave the game going forward? The first half of the game came out over a year after the full release was first supposed to happen, and we've blown past the date that the second half was advertised. Providing the rest of the game for free means there will be little more in sales aside from the kind of person who would hold off until full release. The delay from December 2023 to January 2024 would have cost money. That's another month of costs, like hours worked, on a project that hadn't made money on time. Now the money has been made, and there has been another two months of costs with no hint to an end. Word of mouth has deflated the promise of a good game. The only things keeping the project going must be a sense of responsibility and maybe a false belief that the complete game will attract enough new customers to offset the extra costs. I would honestly believe the idea that the long development duration of this game has already cost the project more money than it can hope to make back now. Stargate as a franchise has stagnated for the last decade and any attempt to revive it hasn't moved past the ideas stage.

    If you visit the Slitherine website there is no mention of Stargate Timekeepers on the front page at all. If you visit their store page, the only mention of Timekeepers can be found by scrolling down the bottom of the page, and then scrolling down in a smaller "recently updated" box. The coming soon page has no mention of part 2, and even the dedicated page for the game itself makes no mention of the missed deadline of April.

    I think there's a significant chance we won't see the second part of this game released. I think someone from the publisher will decide there's no point putting more money down the drain and close the project. From a legal point of view, I'm not sure what this would mean for people who have bought the game. People paid full price for a game with the understanding that the full product will be delivered. If that no longer happens, are these people entitled to some kind of refund? I don't know if there were pre-orders for this game, but what would be the situation for a pre-order that was paid for before they split the release into two parts, with no delivery of the second part?

    What is interesting is the Slitherine website has started calling parts 1 and 2 part of "season 1". I think their Hail Mary is going to be releasing another small segment of the game as part 2 with the hope of charging more money for the rest of the game labelled as season 2. A far cry from their original intention of releasing one complete game. If that's what they are doing, good luck to them, they will need it.

    Conclusion In conclusion, did I enjoy the game? I actually did. I think I'm an edge case because I have a deep love for both Commandos and Stargate. I'm one of those people who finished all of Commandos and then found fan made levels to keep playing. I also have a large collection of Stargate DVDs, books, magazines, etc. Overall I think this game fell flat for its intended audience, which was a small audience to aim for. I only recommend this game if it becomes dirt cheap and they fix the game breaking bugs.

    If you were a a Goa'uld, would you cover your Hatak with Stargate glyphs?

    Screenshot from Timekeepers, looks like bad fan art.

    Seriously, it's like covering your car in giant random numbers and letters.

    Stargate Timekeepers Part 2 not released on time, seemingly no word from publisher/developer

    After a series of delays and false starts, Stargate Timekeepers got a partial release in January 2024 with part 1 of 2 containing the first 7 levels of the game. The second part was advertised to be released in April 2024.

    On the Slitherine website there is now no mention of April, and the release of the second part is simply stated as "later in 2024". GOG still says part 2 will be available in April, despite that date having passed.

    There was an update released mid-April that adds 2 small features and some bugfixes, although the bug fixes do not seem to address the serious issue I experienced where all interactive environmental elements permanently lock your character in place (to be fair I haven't installed the update yet to check).

    I do wonder if we will ever get the rest of this game. I suspect they have already crossed the point where the game is costing them more money to finish it than it will earn back. At what point do they just stop working on it and never finish the release?

    Here is the change log of the update:

    Here below the detailed changelog is available for you: QoL features:

    We have added a feature that, when enabled in the settings, causes the character to approach the nearest possible location if the target of the skill is out of range at the time of selection, in order to place themselves within range. By holding down the LMB button for an extended period, you can now place an Enemy Vision marker to check which of the opponents is observing the designated location in real-time.

    Voice overs:

    We have added new voiceover lines for enemies.

    General fixes:

    Player characters and enemies should utilize ladders in a more organized manner now. Fixes to player character animations.. Reducing the duration of alarms. Fixes for enemy drone VFX. Disabling Unity Analytics. Fixed achievements bug on GOG

    Already found major bug in Stargate Timekeepers

    Second level,

    One of the main features since the promo footage was environmental opportunities. Click a button on some logging equipment and kill some Jaffa.

    This very first instance is bugged. If you click the button, the environmental trap fails to trigger, except from making a noise that the Jaffa investigate. Then your character is locked in position permanently.

    I really want to like this game, but these guys have had over a year of delays to get it in a playable state, and one of the difficulty factors is the constant risk of the game being unplayable. Such a shame.

    edit: Looks like it might be all environmental opportunities. This is a problem because it looks like some of them are the intended way to progress in the level. This could actually be game breaking.

    Stargate Timekeepers will now be released in two parts; the curse continues

    Found of the GOG listing:

    "Disclaimer: Stargate: Timekeepers will be released in two parts. Season 1 Part 1 will be available on day one, and Season 1 Part 2 in April 2024. By purchasing this game you'll have access to Season 1 Part 1 immediately and to Season 1 Part 2 after its release in April 2024."

    Originally set to be released in late 2022, Timekeepers has fallen victim to many delays. It's last advertised release date was December 12th 2023. When we got close to that date it got delayed to some time in January, but only listed as "coming soon".

    I went to check if it was out yet, and I notice it has been marked to be released in parts now. Apparently this was in the December delay announcement, but it is the first time I have realised it's being released in incomplete parts. The second part is set to release in April.

    The concerning thing is not so much the multiple parts. This is a semi-common money grab tactic, where the developer can pull money while drip feeding the game out, with no obligation to actually finish the game (this happened with Stargate Unleashed: Only two episodes were ever released, and episode two only made it to iOS before it was cancelled). In this instance the second part is a free update. The reason this concerns me more is that it is clearly a delaying tactic so they can complete an unfinished game at the same time as taking money for the game. They've had so many delays that I think they are running out of money and are yet to have a finished product they are able to sell.

    In the Gateworld article ( author Darren says "The bug in question prevents players from progressing through the later stages of the game [...] The publisher opted to fix the bug now, rather than release the game and have players unable to progress beyond a certain point until the patch is released."

    So already with the plan to publish the first half of the game to buy time to finish the second half of the game, the developers find a bug that makes it clear the first half of the game wasn't ready to be released anyway. Gateworld suggesting that the Dev chose an option to fix a game breaking bug before release, rather than release a game that can't be completed, is being a bit too generous. If your game has a game breaking bug, it shouldn't be released, period.

    Stargate SG-1 began in 1997. It is 2024 and we have yet to see any of the many video games actually make it to fans in a finished state (or maybe one depending on how you count Resistance). The video game curse of Stargate continues.

    For those keeping score: Stargate SG-1: The Alliance, cancelled 2005, First person shooter based on the event of the show Stargate Worlds, cancelled 2010, MMO, Set in the early seasons of the show and exploring the Furlings Stargate Resistance, released 2010 but servers shut down by 2011, Arena Deathmatch style 3rd person shooter Stargate Unleashed, 2013 cancelled after 2 episodes, Mobile phone adventure game, Only the first episode available on both Android and iOS. Stargate Network, a well received fan game that looked better than all of the above, Ceased and Desisted by MGM when Timekeepers was announced.

    If anyone has any first hand experience regarding Resistance, let me know. I don't really understand what happened with that one, whether it could be considered a successful release or not.

    I have played the Stargate: Timekeepers Demo. Here are my thoughts.

    Stargate Timekeepers is a real time tactics game in the style of the old windows game Commandos. After (a continuing) release delay, they have released a demo of the first level. I will avoid story spoilers (not that there's much to spoil from the demo) and let you know my thoughts about the gameplay and potential of the full game.

    First and foremost, I was a die hard fan of the original Commandos. I played the first 3 main games, including expansions, and also played a lot of fan made levels. During the evolution of Commandos, there were certain skills that were extremely overpowered, so the level design became sometimes insanely difficult. What you might call "save scumming" was the intended method of beating the levels.

    Stargate Timekeepers is fairly shameless in ripping off Commandos. Many of the skills are a 1:1 equivalent and clearly meant to play used in the exact same way despite being inappropriate for the context of Stargate.

    The demo is the first level of the game. As described in the promo material, it takes place at the battle of Antarctica from season 7 of SG-1. From the title there is the implication of time travel as part of the overall story.

    Before I talk about the gameplay of Timekeepers, I first need to describe how Commandos worked. You had a team of Commando characters, each with specialised skills, that you had to coordinate around the level, defeating Nazi soldiers, blowing up German assets, freeing comrades, etc. Because your commandos were typically sneaking in to an enemy base, you had to perform these missions as a strict stealth operation. Raising alarms would cause more patrols (which were impossible to kill without raising additional alarms), or sometimes fail the mission.

    The Commandos skills were unique to each character. For example, the Green Beret could punch a Nazi unconscious in one hit and carry dead bodies, while the Spy could dress up in German uniforms and distract Nazi soldiers but did not have the ability to punch or carry bodies. The expansion pack of Commandos added the rock throw, which made it trivial for the Green Beret to distract, then walk up behind a soldier to punch.

    Now, Timekeepers. (Some of this will only make sense if you've play Commandos) You get two generic SGC airmen. Straight away, I feel there's issues with these character builds. Between them, they have many of the Commandos equivalent skills and they are stacked all on these two characters. The Male airman is a combination of the Green Beret and the Sniper. While the Female airman is like the Driver but with nothing to drive. You can't go in guns blazing because anything that shoots bullets has limited uses, around 4 or 5, and they will often raise the alarm.

    Perhaps the biggest problem is that in order to have the Green Beret skill of camouflage (where he can dig himself underneath snowy ground), they've given the Green Sniper a personal cloak. At no point did the SGC have access to this tech, and certainly not during season 7. In the game it's not even acknowledged how game changing this tech would be.

    Another thing I thought was odd, from a level design point of view: There are Kull supersoldiers in the game. These act as a type of enemy that cannot be beaten with the regular means of punching, P90, sniper, etc. I would have thought this type of enemy would be introduced in a later level and the means to defeat them would be introduced later still. Instead it appears that they are not only introduced immediately, but you get an infinite Kull disruptor on both characters.

    The first level of Commandos was very simple. You had three characters in a small level divided by a stream. The Diver (not Driver) could cross the stream, but being unable to punch enemies meant you had to work towards getting the Green Beret and the Spy across. Before you could do that you needed to get the inflatable raft, and in order to do that you needed to get a German uniform for the Spy. There were only a few enemies to deal with in each section, and the methods to take them down were obvious and only mildly tricky.

    The first level of Timekeepers seems like it's aimed at people who have already gotten good at games like Commandos, and are familiar with the staple strategies you learn over the course of that game. In my opinion, that's poor game design.

    What I do like about it, is the new synchronize feature. I'm not sure if this was used in other games like Shadow Tactics (another Commandos clone), but it is a great gameplay mechanic that I wish was in all games like this. You can pause time, give out the commands to the characters and then choose whether they all execute immediately or if they are executed in a staggered start so that they all complete at the same time. This gives a whole new layer of control over tricky manoeuvres.

    At the end of the demo you are given the release date of December 12th. Obviously that has come and gone. Late January is the current release date, but we will see if that gets delayed once again. From memory the first release date they gave was late 2022.

    Overall I could enjoy the game, but I do have concerns about poor game design. If the first level feels like mid-game, how are the rest of the levels going to go? I get the feeling that each level is going just be a different puzzle to complete rather than an increase in strategical difficulty. The skills should have been spread better, and introduced slower. In the Demo you don't really have to go out of your way to use the characters to their strengths. There's only a few moments where you specifically need to use the Sniper, Whistle, Blinding-shot, or the Cloak (which are bizarrely all on the same character); you can use either character to go around punching people out.

    At any rate, I'm going to purchase it when it's release on GOG because I did enjoy it, for lack of any other SG game. I just worry that players who are new to the genre will not have a good time.

    Stargate - Guess the Episode #008

    Going for a really difficult one now,

    I will provide a clue to get you going. If you can manage, submit your answers with the spoiler tag. Details available here:

    I will grade the winner after at least a few days.

    Clue: What is this address? What's the seventh symbol? Why might it be a big enough deal to show a close up of it? Remember, this is guess the episode, not guess the movie...

    Stargate - Guess the Episode #007

    Last round came up bust. Making it a little easier this time.

    I will provide a clue to get you going. If you can manage, submit your answers with the spoiler tag. Details available here:

    I will grade the winner after at least a few days, running tally will be included.

    Clue: This is the second appearance of this guest character.

    Winner: Stargate SG-1 S09E15 Ethon Jarrod Kane seeks help from SG-1 after his people are contacted by the Ori. This is the one where his government builds a weapons satellite with designs from the Ori. This satellite goes on to destroy the Prometheus BC-303. The name of this episode comes from Greek mythology: Ethon is the name of the eagle sent down to eat the liver of Prometheus each day.

    Current Tally: = 3 = 1[email protected] = 1[email protected] = 1 No Winner = 1

    Charming Villain

    From the old Stargate Trading Card game.

    There was an online version of this that had it's servers shutdown around 2009, I believe. Shame, I would've liked to play it.

    Stargate - Guess the episode #006

    Increasing difficulty

    I will provide a clue to get you going. If you can manage, submit your answers with the spoiler tag. Details available here:

    I will grade the winner after at least a few days.

    Clue: Actor Mike Dopud has appeared in all three major Stargate shows. You should be able to guess which one this is. When did this character collaborate with our heroes to resolve a conflict?

    Winner: No one! Stargate Universe S02E13 Alliances I think I've left it long enough. This was when there was a Lucien Alliance attack on the Pentagon. Camille and Greer were body swapped with two personnel at the location and Varro, a Lucien defector, prepares to give instructions for disarming a Lucian Alliance bomb. They only have a few seconds to get the message across because the only way to communicate is during an Ancient stones glitch caused by cycling the FTL drive.

    Current Tally: = 2 = 1[email protected] = 1[email protected] = 1 No Winner = 1

    Stargate - Guess the episode #005

    Fifth guess the episode.

    I will provide a clue to get you going. If you can manage, submit your answers with the spoiler tag. Details available here:

    I will grade the winner after at least a few days.

    Clue: Zelenka isn't happy about the braids and facepaint. Who might have done this to him, and why is Rodney so happy about it?

    Winner: SGA S02RE13 Critical Mass Rodney, head of science, has assigned Zelenka to investigate the defence system on the planet from Childhood's End (SGA S01E06). McKay has an aversion to children and takes pleasure in subjecting Zelenka to the affection of the denizens of M7G-677.

    Stargate - Guess the episode #004

    Okay, Lets ramp it up. You guys are pretty dialled into Stargate, so lets make it more obscure.

    I will provide a clue to get you going. If you can manage, submit your answers with the spoiler tag. Details available here:

    I will grade the winner after at least a few days.

    Clue: If you don't remember this moment, look at the background location. This filming location was only used for one faction, and has been used in many Canadian sci-fi TV shows.

    Winner:[email protected] SG-1 S05E09 Between Two Fires Filmed at SFU, a location used in other popular sci-fi including Battlestar Galactica. This is just up a walking path from the wooden sculptures seen in the episode Upgrades, which is right next to the restaurant in the same episode where they order 4 steaks each.

    Guess the episode #003

    Time to get a little more difficult. If you're not sure feel free to ask for clues.

    Winner:[email protected]

    16:9 wallpaper of the SGC idle monitor

    The original is 4:3 ratio for the CRTs you see in the SGC, but I made a 16:9 version for my lock screen. enjoy.

    Did anyone ever play the Official Trading Card Game?

    There was an online version that went live in 2007. I never knew about it at the time, and it's since shutdown.

    Guess the episode #002

    This one is perhaps a little harder than the first. Still, what we see in this picture is not a common sight in the show, and air crash investigation with some kind of otherworldy craft.


    Guess the episode #001

    Tell me what episode this is, and you win the coveted No-Prize!

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