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Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:15 pm
by colmquinn
I think GK might like Charlene because a young Kylie Minogue was Charlene Robinson in Oz tv show Neighbours back in the 80's :wink:

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:27 pm
by Reliant121
Far before my time :lol:

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:37 pm
by Mark
Ah yes....young Reliant wasn't even a twinkle in anybodies eye way back so far :lol:

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:28 am
by Reliant121
No I wasn't. My dad was either too busy shoplifting, or being blown to bits in Northern Ireland (his first deployment when he joined the RN). Mum was....well probably helping to fix motorbikes :P

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:41 pm
by Aaron
Your Dad was in Northern Ireland?

Good man.

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:45 pm
by Captain Seafort
Cpl Kendall wrote:Your Dad was in Northern Ireland?


Reliant's mentioned a few times that his father was in the military. Given that, I'd have been utterly astonished if he hadn't ended up on the streets of NI at some point.

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:22 am
by Sionnach Glic
Aye, pretty much half the British Army ended up doing a tour up there at one point or another during the Troubles.

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:03 am
by colmquinn
I heard the british army liked to cycle guys through NI to give as many men as possible the experience of being in that style of "hostile" environment. They learned how to handle the population and worked out tactics etc. - not sure how much it would help in Afghanistan though, those guys seem a whole different kettle of fish.

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:40 pm
by Reliant121
Sionnach Glic wrote:Aye, pretty much half the British Army ended up doing a tour up there at one point or another during the Troubles.


He was in the Navy. By all accounts, I don't even know why he was sent really. What good could a writer by trade, a filing clerk of sorts, do in NI? Yet, there he was.

Wasn't much use to him, after NI he was stationed aboard Frigates. First a Leander, then very short stint on a minesweeper, and finally a Type-22.

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:25 pm
by Aaron
colmquinn wrote:I heard the british army liked to cycle guys through NI to give as many men as possible the experience of being in that style of "hostile" environment. They learned how to handle the population and worked out tactics etc. - not sure how much it would help in Afghanistan though, those guys seem a whole different kettle of fish.


Well it gave the Brits and by extension the Commonwealth a far more realistic picture of how Afghanistan would go then the Americans, who I get the impression from never read their own manuals. Afghanistan lacks anything approaching a government or infrastructure though, which even Ireland had.

He was in the Navy. By all accounts, I don't even know why he was sent really. What good could a writer by trade, a filing clerk of sorts, do in NI? Yet, there he was.

Wasn't much use to him, after NI he was stationed aboard Frigates. First a Leander, then very short stint on a minesweeper, and finally a Type-22.


*shrug* You never know when that stuff will come in handy. Still I always have respect and time for folks who put service over self.

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:35 pm
by Graham Kennedy
colmquinn wrote:I think GK might like Charlene because a young Kylie Minogue was Charlene Robinson in Oz tv show Neighbours back in the 80's :wink:


Good lord, how soon they forget. Charlene was the name of THIS guy's rifle...

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Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:38 pm
by Aaron
Every time I see that scene I think; "someone needs to flog the ammo NCO."

For some reason though, I suddenly want to buy an M-14.

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:10 pm
by Tyyr
You mean you don't all the time?

Re: SG-1 season 10/Ark of Truth

PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:08 pm
by McAvoy
The whole boot camp scene in Full Metal Jacket is great. I only watch that part.