angelfireeast (angelfireeast) wrote in stargatequotes,

One SG1 quote and two from SGA; both of Rodney becuase he's just so funny:D Includes his message to earth from season 1 - Letters from Pegasus


STEVEN (to Daniel): Well, maybe the world wasn't ready to hear that the pyramids were built by Aliens --- or was it men from Atlantis?

-- The Curse - season 4 - Stargate SG1

^ I always get a kick out of this one after everything that has happened since season 4.


McKAY: OK. (To the marines) You need to know that if we come under fire, you’re gonna have to put your lives on the line to protect me.

WEIR: Rodney!

McKAY: OK, I mean the ZedPM. You need to protect the ZedPM at all costs ... and me.

-- THE SIEGE part 3 - season 2 - Stargate Atlantis


FORD: Ah, are you ready to record your message?

McKAY: Already done. Actually, I took the liberty of doing mine in private. (He holds up a cassette.) Now, it may require some, uh, editing.

FORD: Editing.

McKAY: Yeah, I, uh, I went on a bit. Actually, I used the entire tape.

FORD: You talked for an hour?

McKAY: You see, I found it rather therapeutic, actually. Now, I’m fairly confident I’ve come up with several valuable insights – in fact, I’m sure of it – but, uh, I’ve only slept six hours in the last few days, so, um ...

FORD: Who’s it for?

McKAY: Humanity in general; my sister ... Look, I don’t expect you to cut it down to just a few minutes. I mean, there is gold in here – so just make sure mine’s last and that way, if it gets cut off, fine, but if the Gate holds the connection a few extra milliseconds, then we won’t have wasted the time.

FORD (taking the cassette): Well, I’ll look forward to it.

McKAY: Well, enjoy. (He pats Aiden on the shoulder, then walks away.)

FORD (whispering to himself sarcastically): Gold

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RODNEY’S VIDEO RECORDING. In Rodney’s lab, we see from the camera’s point of view as Rodney starts the recording. He combs his fingers through his hair.
McKAY: Right. And in (he holds up his left hand with his fingers extended) five, four, three, (he stops speaking and holds up two fingers to signify the “two” count, then folds his arms and looks serious.) This is Doctor Rodney McKay speaking to you from my base of operations in the lost city of Atlantis, located deep (he gestures dramatically) within the Pegasus galaxy. I record this message on the eve of our darkest hour. As I speak, an alien armada of biblical proportions is on its way, bent ... dare I say hellbent – in keeping with the metaphor – on our destruction. We will do our best to stave off their attack but I am afraid that defeat is all but inevitable. I, and the other members of my team, face the most horrific deaths imaginable, as our very lives are sucked from our chests in a, in a, horrific ... OK, uh, starting again, (he makes a “cut” motion with his hands) starting again. Uh, Ford, just, just, cut that, alright? (He looks around the lab.) What about, uh ...

he starts again...

McKAY: And in five, four, three (he gestures at the camera as if to say, “You know the rest”, then clears his throat and smiles at the camera). My friends. I’m Doctor Rodney McKay of the Atlantis expedition, and as the facts of our heroic struggle against the Wraith and our untimely demise are already known to you, in that light, I’d like to pass along some final thoughts. Now, my extensive education, training and first-hand experience in the field of astrophysics has given me a unique perspective that few on Earth or, uh, well, on any other planet for that matter, can match. I’d like to take a few moments now to, uh, pass along that perspective to you. I’ll begin with, um, (he picks up some cards that he’s written on) a few observations on a subject that is both near and dear to my heart: leadership. (He takes the top card and looks at it.)

even later on...

RODNEY’S VIDEO RECORDING. Rodney has now sat down on a stool and is gazing off into space thoughtfully.
McKAY: I almost caught mono kissing a girl in Algebra Club. Missed an entire month of school. (He chuckles.) Still, the kiss was, uh, somethin’, so it was, uh, probably worth it. April Bingham – cute blonde! God – you see, I love blondes, especially with the, uh, the short hair. (He smiles reflectively.) Mmm. (He takes a breath and looks into the camera.) Samantha Carter – if you’re watching, (he puts a hand over his heart) the torch is still burning – sadly, soon to be extinguished, but, uh ... You know, you should know – I think you are just ... so ... well, you’re great – you’re really, really great, and, uh, I would go so far as saying you’re the hottest scientist I’ve ever worked with. In fact, there’s probably not a night that goes by that I don’t, uh, find myself, uh ... OK, Ford, let’s, let’s lose that. (He gets off the chair.) And let’s get back to, uh ... (he clears his throat and folds his arms) leadership.

a little while later...

RODNEY’S VIDEO RECORDING. Rodney is now sprawled on a seat in the lab.
McKAY: Never cared for dogs: too much work, too needy, too unpredictable. I mean, you leave one door open, the tiniest little cracks, and they’re gone. You look for them, you put up fliers – it’s no use – and since your father refused to pay for a licence, the Animal Shelter has no way of tracking them. Y’know, God knows what happened to that little guy. (He sighs.) Now cats – now that’s a whole different story. Cats are self-sufficient, they’re dependable; you shake the box, they come running – cynics would say it’s because of the food but my cat ... see, I truly believe he enjoys my company. (He smiles.) There’s something very comforting about coming home from work at the end of the day and having a familiar face waiting for you, you know? Still – I digress. (He looks around for his card.) Where was I? Uh, right. (He picks up the card.) Leadership.

later on....

RODNEY’S VIDEO REPORT. Rodney is slumped over the desk, only just visible in the viewscreen.

McKAY: That’s another sight I’ll die without having seen. See – to be fair, when you’ve travelled as much as I’ve travelled, you’d think that missing Niagara Falls would be no big deal, but you know what? It gnaws at you. A lot of movies I wish I’d seen and won’t see now. Never saw “Grease”, even though I had a thing for Olivia Newton John when I was a kid. Always wanted to see “Ghandi”; only saw the first half of “The Sixth Sense” – always wondered how that ended. (He suddenly has a thought.) My sister. (He straightens up and looks into the camera.) Ford, if you cut everything else, just, um, keep this part, OK? Jeannie? This is your brother, Rodney ... obviously! I wanna s-say, um ... I wanna say something. Uh ... family is important. I-I’ve come to realise that because the people here have become a sort of a ... kind of a surrogate family to me. (He smiles.) Now, I know what you’re thinking: I’ve never really been the poster child for that kind of sentiment but, uh, when ... when one’s contemplating ones own demise, one tends to see things more clearly. I really do wish you the best, you know, and I’m sorry we weren’t closer. Perhaps, um ... if by chance I make it out of this, perhaps one day we can be, and I would like that. (He gazes at the camera for a moment, then pulls himself together.) Now – if there’s time I’d like to go back to, uh, (he picks up his card again) the subject of leadership. (At that point, the tape runs out.)

-- Letters from Pegasus - season 1 - Stargate Atlantis
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