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This is part of the 5 Things meme, but with a higher wordcount than usual. *g* For ashlle1, who mentioned SGA, but then requested discussion about why a newbie might love Battlestar Galactica. Well...

Title: Five People Who Hate Watching Battlestar Galactica with Rodney McKay
Author: voleuse
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis (and Battlestar Galactica)
Characters: McKay & various
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: Of course, imagine how Rodney feels about it.
Notes: Some vague references to BSG 2.0

  1. It took Ronon a while to get used to the Atlantean habit of using time off to sit in front of a vidscreen and relax. After Teyla makes a joke about Earth education, however, he decides to take it as that. Between Major Lorne and Morella in botany, Ronon manages to amass a stack of DVDs to watch during his off-hours.

    He's just started the second season of Battlestar Galactica when McKay enters. Ronon offers him the bowl of popcorn, but otherwise ignores him. At least, he tries to ignore him, but McKay keeps snorting and saying things like, Come on, and Honestly, are we supposed to take that trajectory seriously?

    Ronon doesn't bother hushing McKay. Instead he unsheathes a knife, twirls it between his fingers, then sticks it into the tabletop, next to the popcorn.

    McKay shuts up.

  2. With skepticism, Katie eyes the flowers, the DVD set, the bottle of wine. Then she turns her gaze to Rodney, who smiles at her altogether too widely. "I'm not really into science fiction," she tells him.

    "Really?" Rodney frowns. "We live on another planet, we're at war with space vampires that evolved from giant insects, and we travel through wormholes."

    Katie rolls her eyes. "And especially because of those reasons. Our life is weird enough."

    "Fine." Rodney sighs, and the bottle of wine slips, just a little. "Think of it as that West Wing show in space. And it stars that guy from that Bridget Jones movie you made me watch two weeks ago."

    "Colin Firth?"

    "No, the gay popstar one." Rodney makes a vague gesture upward. "With the hair."

    "Ah." Katie contemplates this for a second, then takes the bottle from Rodney. "Come in."

  3. Rodney tromps into the medlab brandishing a DVD, Sheppard ambling behind him.

    "What on earth?" Carson asks, though the expression is less heartfelt than usual.

    "We need your expert medical advice, Carson." Rodney commandeers Carson's workstation, inserts the DVD and starts to fiddle with the controls.

    "Really." Carson looks over to Sheppard, who shrugs with eloquence. "You're not going to make me watch that Matrix movie again, are you?"

    "What? No." Rodney glances at him. "Though you could have been more supportive."

    "It was just my opinion, Rodney. Theoretically--"

    "Ah ah ah!" Rodney holds up his hand, then points at the monitor. "Here. Watch."

    It's a short scene, a doctor, that fellow from Bridget Jones, and a lovely tall blonde lass. Something that looks like an MRI, illuminated on the wall. Carson watches dutifully, both the first time, then when Rodney rewinds and makes him watch it again.

    Finally, Rodney ejects the DVD. "So?"

    "Well." Carson tips his head, thinks for a moment. "I suppose the idea of an electronically-based delusion is possible, but it doesn't seem like she's engineered--"

    Sheppard's laugh is a short, bright burst.

    Rodney throws his arms up. "Once again, Carson, you misread the context in favor of staring at a model with admittedly superior acting skills." And then he's storming out of the medlab again.

    Carson turns to Sheppard. "What was that about?"

    "I'll tell you later." Sheppard smiles, and follows Rodney out.

  4. "You know," McKay says, "it's inadvisable to give interviews that aren't cleared by security."

    "Shut up, McKay," Cadman says.

    "And to allow junior officers of the fleet in front of the camera like that, well." McKay sits back and folds his arms. "Honestly."

    "McKay," Cadman says.

    "And I find it difficult to believe a supposedly seasoned officer like Apollo would--"

    "McKay!" Cadman bites out.

    He pauses. "What?"

    "There is a naked, attractive, naked man on the screen right now." She pauses the DVD, just as the towel falls a little looser. "I don't chatter through your naked robot sex, do I?"

    "It's hardly my naked robot--"




    Cadman presses play.

  5. McKay passes the greasy paper bag through the bars, then adjusts the vid projector. "Is that better?"

    Sora munches on her popcorn. "As much as it can be." She tilts her head, and shifts on the thin mattress of her cot.

    "For the record," McKay tells her, "we wouldn't leave you in here if the base was invaded."

    "Mm," she says. A kernel sticks in the back of her throat, and she coughs. Her next allotment of water isn't for two hours.


    Sora hands the popcorn back to McKay. "Again, my thanks."

    McKay's glance at her is suspicious. "You're rooting for the last bastion of humanity, right?"

    "Of course." Sora bares her teeth. "Who else would I support?"



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Sep. 11th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHA! All were great, but I think I like the final two lines the best. :)
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:57 am (UTC)
*g* Thanks. And, poor Sora.
Sep. 11th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Bwah!!!!!!! Oh man, this is hilarious.
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
*g* Thanks!
Sep. 11th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Oh these are brilliant!
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Sep. 11th, 2006 09:00 pm (UTC)
Loved it. Of course, I don't watch SGA, so I didn't get all the references. But I still loved it :)
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
Hee. I'm glad it still makes sense, then. Thank you!
Sep. 11th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! I can now perfectly imagine how awful it would be to watch BSG with McKay.
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
It would either be very horrible or very satisfying to watch TV with McKay. ::shakes head::

Thanks for the feedback!
Sep. 12th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
Hilarious! I especially loved McKay's scene with Sora!
Sep. 14th, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:18 pm (UTC)
These are all great, but that last one is FABULOUS.
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Thank you! And I am worried about poor Sora, down in the basement. *sigh*
Sep. 12th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
Sep. 12th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Heeee! I should say I have no idea who these people are, but this made me laugh out loud:

"There is a naked, attractive, naked man on the screen right now." She pauses the DVD, just as the towel falls a little looser. "I don't chatter through your naked robot sex, do I?"

Preach it, sister.
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
You are the second person who's mentioned not watching SGA. Hee! I am glad the meta shines through, and also the nudity. *nod*
Sep. 12th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Ahahahaha, these are brilliant! Yay for colliding fandoms.
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
*g* Thanks!
Sep. 12th, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
HAHAHAHAHA! Oh that's priceless! Rodney obsessing over BSG and all the familiar scenes. I love it!
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:02 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
Sep. 13th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
Way Cute. (Seriously, I'm surprised that there hasn't be robot sex yet. Of course, they do shy away from the sex in general.)
Sep. 14th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC)
The lack of robot sex is surprising, yes. And thank you for the feedback!
Oct. 2nd, 2006 10:52 pm (UTC)

Heehee!! This is so cute! Especially that last bit about Sora, I always wondered what she was up to and if she was still in the brig on Atlantis. Looks like Rodney finally found someone bored enough (and locked up tight enough) to watch BSG with him.

Loved it. :D
Oct. 9th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Poor Sora.
May. 2nd, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC)
LOL! This is awesome!
The last two are my favourites.
Thanks for sharing!:D
Jan. 28th, 2008 10:37 am (UTC)
From a fic rec. It is really fun to see how you portray the characters and the Sora part is really a surprise.
Feb. 13th, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
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