The Atlantis Experiment: The Spin-Off Postulate

Title: The Atlantis Experiment: The Spin-Off Postulate
Rating: PG
Words:  463
Pairing/Charecter(s): Ancient!John, Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstader, Rajesh Koothrappali, Howard Wolowitz, Penny; background John/Rodney
Warnings/Spoliers: Stargate: Atlantis/The Big Bang Theory crossover. Chronologically, this place post-S5 of SGA, when Atlantis is on Earth, ostensibly in the "Ancient!John 'verse, though it can be read as otherwise; as far as BBT goes, it can take place at really any time in the series 
Disclaimer: All characters, situations, quotes et al are properties of their respective owners and I am merely using them under Title 17 of the US Code, § 107, aka the Fair Use Doctrine, without intents to infringe upon or defame anyone's legal rights.
Summary: It's the series première of the new Wormhole X-treme spin-off, Pegasus X-treme
Notes: So, I feel a little guilty for even thinking this (and for writing it completely out of chronological order), but lita_of_jupiter made me promise to write a drabblish x-over of these two series, and, well, I couldn't help myself. Well, that, and I worked 10pm last night to 6am this morning and, well, strange things happen to me when my sleep schedule gets messed up.

The Atlantis Experiment
The Spin-Off Postulate

"Would someone please turn off the Sheldon commentary track?"
 -- The Big Bang Theory
"The Monopolar Expedition"

The door's already open when Penny walks in to find the boys in their customary spots in the living room. "Hey guys," she asks. "What's up?"

"The series première of Pegasus X-treme, the spin-off of the quirky Canadian-American military science fiction drama Wormhole X-treme, is about to start," Sheldon tells her without looking away from the television.


"Yeah," Howard says. "They've only been talking about making it for the last three years. According to the fan sites, it was almost scrapped three or four times because the writers wanted to put in a homosexual relationship between the head of military and head of science."

This surprises Penny. Most of the television shows the boys watched seemed to be filled impossibly attractive women that they, in real-life, would never get close to. But whatever. She's broke, and if she wants to get them to buy her dinner, she'll have to watch their silly show. "So, what they decide to do?"

"Subtext," says a voice she doesn't recognize from the door, hand raised to knock on the frame. "Lots and lots of subtext. Pissed a lot of people off." The man – a very attractive man in military uniform, Penny would be blind not to admit – shrugs, as if it to say what can you do. "I'm Colonel John Sheppard, United States Air Force. I'm looking for Doctor Cooper and Doctor Hofstadter. I was told this was their apartment."

"I'm Doctor Hofstadter," Leonard says, standing. "What can we do for you Colonel? Sheldon's not tried to order any more yellow cake uranium online, has he?"

"No, I haven't. Which you know full well, Leonard. And," Sheldon breaks in, "can't it wait until later? Pegasus X-treme is about to start."

Colonel Sheppard raises an eyebrow at this but says nothing, just looks at his watch and frowns. "Damn. I was supposed to be back on base half-hour ago. I'm never going to get used to these time zones. Mind if I watch it with you?"

Penny's eyebrows almost go to her hairline at this. Hot guy and science fiction show? In her experience, those two usually mix about as well as Raj and women.

Looking just about as surprised as she is, Leonard agrees, saying, "Sure," in completely baffled tone.

"But," Sheldon interrupts again, "no talking during the show."

The Colonel raises his hands, as if to say wasn't going to, and takes a seat on the floor by Raj, pausing only to send off a quick text on a phone so high-tech that even Sheldon looks away from the TV long enough to eye it speculatively.

Well, Penny thinks, this is going to be interesting.

On to part 2

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I've always thought Sheldon and Leonard should get recruited by the SGC :-)

Also LOL for Pegasus X-Treme and the gay subtext!!!

Sheldon always reminds me of a younger Rodney.
a younger, more (if it's even possible) socially ackward Rodney, yes.

And of course there's subtext. It's the kind of compromise that keeps no one in hollywood happy but gets the show on the air.
YAY! Didn't have to wait till the end of the Ancient!John series!!

(PS. Will Sheldon get to meet Rodney??)
Heh Penny is so stunned by a pretty guy with interests in Si-fi...

and John mentioning the subtext, lots of subtext was so do dead on...

not to forget Leonard matters of fact attitude to high ranking military officers... "What did Sheldon do now?" you can tell he has earned every bit of understanding he has of his crazy friend's ways just from that...


Considering that Sheldon's tried to by uranium like twice now in the series, I think it would be a justifiable concern.

And, two thumbs up to subtext.
ja;ksfa; Will there be more? This is one of those things that I've always wanted but only sort of vaguely. I'm all flaily with excitement! Though I understand if this will just be a one-off drabble :P

Still - SO FUN. Subtext! Pegasus X-Treme! Penny finding John very attractive ;)

I love everyone's surprise at someone military & good-looking being interested in a sci-fi show :P
maybe when I start to have trouble with my next proper Ancient!John installment. But, for righ now, it's a onesie. But now I have to drive somewhere two hours away with my father, so I must prepare. ick.
I hope you had fun at wherever you were driving. I'm sad to hear it's a one-shot, but that's totally understandable :) You've already got one big fic project, you don't need two!
I've ideas for a followup drabble, but that's all these will ever be - drabbles.

and I didn't. have fun, that is. Not really. I had to go up again the day after, and have to go up again on monday. But oh well.