"I know you'll probably think this sounds ridiculous, but, uh, a little while ago we accidentally opened a rift in space-time—went through to an alternate version of reality. It was very similar to ours in many ways. We met a team, much like the one I work with, only…you were the leader. You were a hero—saved the world several times over."
"Doesn't sound much like me."
"I don't think there's much difference between you…and that other John Sheppard I met. It's amazing how one incident can entirely alter the course of your life. Still, I like to believe you have the same strength of character. That's why I told you the truth."
- Vegas!Rodney McKay & Vegas!John Sheppard
For your Vegas feels @dedkake , you'll be fine. 😏
Lyrics in gifs from BMTH - And The Snakes Start To Sing
"It was a fun episode to work on, but the actual location wasn't so hot. We shot in the hollowed out tunnels underneath an abandoned mental institution, which were dark, dank and had this 'stuff' on the walls. After a week, most people's eyes were red and I got sick, so as cool as the story looks, hopefully now audiences will know that there were sacrifices involved in making it look that way!" (Joe Flanigan, in an interview with Starburst magazine [#346, January 2007])
today's stargate thought is how much i LOVE that everyone in the pegasus galaxy uses the stargate.
like all through SG-1, 90% of the cultures we meet either have no idea what the stargate is or believe it's reserved for godly use only. basically no one but us uses it to explore. for the first few seasons, it took so much math to calculate the stellar drift that all the supercomputers in the SGC could only spit out a few addresses a month. even the super-advanced aschen thought it only went like ten places!
so it was such a genius choice to make stargate travel so common in pegasus that no one even remarks on it. yes, demons pour out of it sometimes and try to eat you, but the rest of the time it's like hopping on the light rail. people use it to go shopping. teyla has personal friends on fifteen planets. the first twelve-year-old john sheppard meets knows more valid gate addresses off the top of his head than SG-1 knew after like four months of gate travel and that will always always delight me.
I love Rodney McKay. He’s my bestie, my blorbo, my babygirl. I’m happy every time he shows up my screen. I’d die for him. That being said, I think that Radek Zelenka should have gotten the chance to absolutely fucking lay him out. Just once. Just as a treat