Wednesday, October 03, 2012
Stargate Atlantis--"The Ark"
“Lifeboat.” ‘The Ark” also feels paded and cheap. We spend a laughably Lrge amount of time following characters via shaky cam through narrow hallways while opening numerous doors to safety instea of seeing any real action. Part of the teaser is even a flashforward to the climax of Sheppard piloting the ship. But that is not the worst. Lorne comes to the eventual rescue in a Puddle Jumper, but it is a reuse from the previous episode! I realize there are tight bugets in cable television, but come on. Space out the recycling of footage! I will offer kudos for one thing. The ship Sheppard pilots onto the planet is 10,000 years old and it has an appropriate Jules Verne-esque look about it to denote the less advanced technology. I like the retro look. It reminds me of the quaint way the Daleks still use flyin saucers on Doctor Who. But the retro deal is not enough to save ‘The Ark.’” it is filler that I just cannot get into. The episode feels thrown together without any focus on what it is supposed to actually be. The only thing I can say for sure it is is forgettable. Rating: * (out of 5)