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Perspective is all...

For reasons, I've been listening to a series of podcasts that I've collected over time...

One that I've finally gotten around to listening to is called Gatecast... it's a re-watch series for all three Stargate series... they have a web site here: http://gatecast.co.uk/

These are serious SG fans, knowledgeable about the entire set of series and they have a good sense of humor. The series originates in the UK, and one of the participants is from Australia, so sometimes the accents are a bit foreign for my American ear... but it's not too thick, just sometimes I have to pay attention.

I just listened to the Atlantis wrap-up episode they did. I have not listened (yet) to the individual Atlantis episodes they've done (those are still in the queue) but I was interested to see what they had to say about Atlantis in general.

What I found greatly interesting was to listen (male) fans talk about Atlantis from a incredibly gen and het perspective. As a card carrying slash writer, it's fun to see what others like, especially something that's different from my own tastes.

In listing their list of favorite episodes from the series, their top picks included "Vegas" and "Sunday" -- which I will agree were good episodes -- but there was no mention of "The Shrine" or "The Tao of Rodney" which we have watched endlessly on Squee weekends...

They were also faintly enamored of the Rodney and Jennifer relationship, although one of them did consider Keller to be a 'recurring' character, not a main character. ::giggle::

I do have to say that the discussion was interesting and I plan to listen to more episodes. It was the total lack of 'slash goggles' that made it even more fascinating.

As I listen more, I'll let you know what I think!

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I've been getting into podcasts lately, too.

I'm always interested to see how other people view my show, even if their point of view baffles me (like Rodney and Keller). I'm not sure I could listen to an entire podcast of it though LOL
I have yet to listen to a 'proper' SGA episode. But I'm listening to their review of the original Stargate movie and it's an interesting episode.

They're essentially watching the movie and talking as they watch. They talk about *everything* -- the story, the actors, the scenery, the direction, stunts... it's actually interesting and it's pretty close to a 'behind the scenes' but done from an intelligent fan perspective.

An Atlantis episode should be up next... I'll report on that when I have listened to it.
A behind the scenes fan perspective does sound pretty interesting! And like you said, it'd be cool to see what they focus on compared to what fangirls focus on.

Please do report on the Atlantis episode!
I've got this podcast saved, but I haven't had a chance to listen to it, yet. I find other people's perspectives interesting, too, but yeah, I don't understand why (male) fans so often just ignore m/m relationships (even if you don't romantically ship them, their friendship is still a major part of the show) rather than contemplate the potential-romance aspects. Weird.
OTOH, the podcast is fascinating. I'm listening to their review of the original Stargate movie now and it's a broad review of everything to do with the movie, the making of the movie, the stunts, how they managed the sand dunes for multiple takes of a scene, the difference between physical props and CGI...

It's pretty intelligent... I'm looking forward to listening to an Atlantis episode... I'll report on that when I've had a chance to do that.