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14 March 2004 @ 11:02 pm
Operation Maternal Stargate Addiction, Stage I.  
Mwah ha ha ha. On the dawning of the fourth week of Little Red's home convalescence, Operation Maternal Stargate Addiction (props to lifelongfling for help with the Op title... *you* try coming up with clever Operation titles by yourself while baked out of your head on mono) has officially commenced. (I know, I know, I don't have enough to do with my life right now... but you already knew that.)

Although she read a little of "Second Chances", Mumsey has steadily refused to watch the show with me -- something about not wanting to know what they really looked like and not having to learn another sci-fi universe of whys and wherefores. I got her with "Window of Opportunity," which, in retrospect, really was the obvious choice. She *looooooves* Teal'c, like I knew she would. Hee.


Mumsey's initial thoughts...

on Jack: "Is he... weird? What's his deal?"
me: "No, no, he's just acting odd because he's in a time loop. And I think we might be supposed to take some unrequited love deal from this scene."
her: "I suppose that's reasonable."

on Sam: "Well *she's* cute. Looks like Talia Winters. And she talks like you."
me, trying to remember the last time I used 'subspace inversion field' in a sentence: "What?"
her: "So... she's this beautiful, brilliant, sweet-and-innocent type... *that* seems likely."
me: "If it makes you feel any better, her social skills could use some tweaking. But she does play the perfect card an awful lot."
her: "She's something of a male fantasy, isn't she?"

on Daniel: "I didn't expect him to be such a... geek. Is he always like this?"
me: "Not... always... but... he's a geek boy!"
her: "But how can you make him a romantic hero? Shouldn't he be... strong and brooding?"
me: "Mom, you *married* a geek boy."
her: "I did? Really? Wonder how that happened."

on Teal'c: "Is he like a Vulcan?"

on Janet: "Does she ever do anything else?"

on Daniel first introducing the happy-crazy-wild montage with the idea of "no consequences": "Okay, who are they going to go screw?" (hee! my *mom!*)

on Sam/Jack: "Is that actually on the show or is this one of those romances that you made up?"
me, with elaborate episode-y footnotes: "No, it's definitely on the show. They have to get together. It's like Mulder and Scully, except with less continuity."
her: "I thought you hated it when Mulder and Scully got together."
me: "Yeah... well I'm hoping they end the series before she gets pregnant and spineless this time. But they really really do need to get together and have lots of sex. You have no idea."
her: "Oh. Well, that should be fun."

on Daniel/Janet: "I'm confused. The geek and the nurse get together?"

on the Goa'uld: "So... evil Trills."

on the Tok'ra: "That sounds complicated. I don't want to know."

on whether she will watch this show again: "I want to see the one where they all confess their unrequited love and stuff."
me: "It's Canadian, too."
her: "Oh, fine, I'm getting hooked."

Clearly, this was only phase one. Anybody have any suggestions on a good Daniel episode (I have seasons 1 and 4 with me) that will make him look like less of a wussy? (allow me to take this juncture to preemptively tell keenween to shut up. I *know* my TV Linguist Boyfriend is a wuss! But not *every* single minute.) Because, while it's freaking hilarious to have my mother yelling "Be quiet, Daniel!" at the TV all the time, I figure I should try and justify my crush *somehow*... and I get enough of that at my place. But really, any and all suggestions for a curriculum (break her into the crazy galactic war arc action gently... but keeping in mind she's in it for the romance -- I come by that honestly) will be most appreciated.

-- Little Red, who deals science-fiction television like crack.
 
 
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Vicki: DJ U2 sweetest thingvicki595 on March 15th, 2004 05:39 am (UTC)
Well, for the confessions you kinda need Divide and Conquer.

As for a good Daniel episode... "Absolute Power"?

And then maybe take her back to S1 with "Hathor", because, y'know, girls kick ass ;)
Daxdaxterdd on March 15th, 2004 06:17 am (UTC)
Science-fiction is crack

Just without the gross needles and junk.

And the obvious choice for non-wussy Daniel is Absoulte Power.

MMM....

Evil dictator Daniel.

Plus there's those lovely white pants.

Nice going getting your mom addicted. My parents already like they show, but it's still hell trying to have a conversation about it with them, because I mistakingly say something like "RDA" or "MS" and they look at me confused until I shut up.

Gena Marie: DJ plays doc--delectableoomphgenamarie on March 15th, 2004 05:28 pm (UTC)
on Janet: "Does she ever do anything else?"

On Janet's behalf: Hey!


on Daniel/Janet: "I'm confused. The geek and the nurse get together?"

Ah, the joys of fanfic...and again, Hey! That's Doctor Fraiser :)


on the Tok'ra: "That sounds complicated. I don't want to know."

Hmm, so I won't suggest the fic where Daniel is in love with Janet, becomes a Tok'ra, and has to deal with the fact that his symbiote doesn't love her, but has a thing for Jack...sorta.

~~~~~~~~~~

Good Daniel eps...hmmm...

From S1 I suggest the season-ender arc (you can skip "Politics" if you want): "There But For the Grace of God" and "Within the Serpent's Grasp". Of course, you really need "The Serpent's Lair" from S2 to finish it off...

From S4, I like "The Curse" (you get Osiris as a bonus) and "Watergate" (snarky Daniel).
And if you're looking for romance, hello? "2010"? And there's actual touching of Daniel's bare chest in "Upgrades"...

~~~~~~~~~~

Kudos for addicting your mom...I knew something good would come out of your extended stay! Besides, you know, you actually getting better and all... :-D

--gena, whose mother won't even watch the movie and has never understood her baby's affinity for scifi (but will accompany her to gatecon 'cause its in Vancouver)
Amanda: smut. vickilifelongfling on March 15th, 2004 06:41 pm (UTC)
Hmm, so I won't suggest the fic where Daniel is in love with Janet, becomes a Tok'ra, and has to deal with the fact that his symbiote doesn't love her, but has a thing for Jack...sorta.

uhhh.....what?
Gena Marie: DJ plays doc--delectableoomphgenamarie on March 15th, 2004 07:30 pm (UTC)
Long story short (maybe):

Cruisin' thru lj, found a user with a neat Janet wallpaper, decided to check out their website, checked out their fic--all slash but one, a WiP novel with Dan/Jan, so I read a couple of chapters (latest ones)...

...and the above note is pretty much the summary, though extremely simplified. It's a huge Daniel-fic, so I just bookmarked it to look through at some future date (I'm not big on fanfic novels that are from only one character POV), mainly for the Tok'ra aspect.

Because honestly, how can Daniel--in any universe/body/entity/combination--NOT totally love Janet?!

:-D
Amandalifelongfling on March 15th, 2004 08:52 pm (UTC)
Hmm..interesting.

And yes..it's just not possible!
Kim's Watermelon Gunkeenween on March 15th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
yo
this reminds me, do you want I should tape the 5th season stuff that's on mondays now? I think it may have started last week and I missed it (oops) but I can start now. lemme know
KarenDreamerLadykarendreamer on March 16th, 2004 06:43 am (UTC)
Oh Red, I have so missed talking with you. Your mom sounds like a total hoot. I'm glad you have each other right now.

Hmmm, S4; The Curse for his history, First Ones because it is one of the prime Daniel eps, and Upgrades because he is so hot in that one.

S1; Torment of Tantalus, one of my very favorites, and Fire and Water because he looks so very hot in that wet brown t-shirt.

((((((((((((((Red, I miss you))))))))))))

XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO...........Karen
Tammy - never give up, never surrender: SG1 - Sam Hee - besydbesyd on March 16th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
on Daniel: "I didn't expect him to be such a... geek. Is he always like this?"
me: "Not... always... but... he's a geek boy!"
her: "But how can you make him a romantic hero? Shouldn't he be... strong and brooding?"


But, but ... he's a strong and brooding geek! I mean, I get hot and bothered regularly over his muscles and frowns.

on Daniel first introducing the happy-crazy-wild montage with the idea of "no consequences": "Okay, who are they going to go screw?" (hee! my *mom!*)

I love your mom! :^D

Anybody have any suggestions on a good Daniel episode

I gotta go along with the gang on the Absolute Power rec (though for some reason, I keep hearing "Absolute Pleasure" from Rocky Horror playing in my head when I read that -lol-). And I add my vote for First Ones, 'cause it's my all-time favorite Danny ep.

I *know* my TV Linguist Boyfriend is a wuss!

[grabs P-90 and sinks into defensive posture] Careful, there.