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Here's where you can read reviews and critiques of Ben's many years of performances. You'll find his TV show episodes, movie and guest star reviews as well as discussions of personal appearances.

Origin, Season 9, Episode 3

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Origin is a direct continuation from the two-part season opener, Avalon, wherein we were first introduced to Ben Browder as SG-1's new leader, Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell. Originally intended to be a stand-alone episode, executive producer Robert C. Cooper says in the Season 9 companion book that it just wasn't possible to conclude the opening story at the end of Avalon:

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  • Stargate screencaps courtesy of several Stargate websites.
  •   Tuesday, 08 August 2017
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Avalon, Parts 1 and 2: Season 9, Episodes 1 and 2

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 The first time I sat down to watch Avalon, I must confess I was slightly dubious. I had spent eight seasons getting to know Richard Dean Anderson's character Jack O'Neill, and I was a little sad that he was leaving. Until Ben Browder as Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell strode into the Gateroom in full blue Air Force dress uniform and crouched down to touch the Stargate in silent reverence, his eyes reflecting a solemnity, awe and haunted memories even before the flashbacks were shown to establish him as the hero of the Battle of Antarctica.
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  • Gateworld.net and other Stargate website sources
  •   Wednesday, 02 August 2017
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Who Is Lt. Col. Cameron "Camshaft" Mitchell?

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In 2005, Stargate Command was forever changed. The former leader of Blue Squadron and hero of the Battle of Antarctica against the forces of Anubis - the man who protected SG-1, sacrificing himself and breaking his back and legs in the process, who almost became a quadriplegic, yet made a miraculous recovery - Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Mitchell, was given command of the elite team SG-1

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  • Stargate Solutions
  •   Monday, 24 July 2017
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Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy — Series 7, Episode 3

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When I was a child, my favourite story was about a man who lived forever, but whose eyes were heavy with the weight of all he'd seen. A man who fell from the stars. 

A Town Called Mercy is a wonderful episode of Doctor Who and part of the reason is that Ben brought verisimilitude to his role of the world-weary but extremely competent sheriff.

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  • Ben Browder Network
  •   Wednesday, 12 July 2017
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Off the Grid: Season 9, Episode 16

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Off the Grid is famous for the scene where Ben as Cameron Mitchell decides - against the advice of his team - to pose as a drug lord, while trying to gather intel about the Kassa corn operation, a genetically engineered vegetable with a highly addictive substance. To quote Cameron, it's "evil Orville Redenbacher."

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  • Ben Browder Network
  •   Tuesday, 11 July 2017
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Mental As Anything: Season 4, Episode 15

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Mental As Anything is D'Argo's revenge story. Because Scorpius arranged for advanced training with an alien named Katoya, poor John has a special nasty Scarren training he's forced into. I always focus on his torture/training and skip D'Argo's trials fighting Macton.

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  • Farscape Screen caps
  •   Sunday, 09 July 2017
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Die Me Dichotomy: Season 2, Episode 22

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Die Me Dichotomy is the perfect double entendres title for this harrowing extreme cliffhanger to the second season of Farscape. David Kemper, Executive Producer, and writer of this episode that sees Harvey finally take over John Crichton body and soul despite the efforts of Aeryn and the crew to help him stop the madness. It sees Ben Browder play a distraught John who can't even pull the trigger of his pulse pistol to end his misery plus who is able to play John as Harvey and has Wayne Pygram's unique speech patterns and walk so down that they had to step back from the full Scorpius costume when a British fan magazine published Ben's photo rather than Wayne's for the episode. 

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  • Farscape Screencaps
  •   Sunday, 09 July 2017
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A Human Reaction: Series 1, Episode 16

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The commentary to A Human Reaction is brilliant. Ben and Claudia dissect the episode which is directed by Rowan Woods and given a distinctive indie movie feel. Ben was very sick with an infection from surfing and kept lying down between takes. That gives him the pale, gaunt look we see throughout the episode.

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  • Farscape Screencaps
  •   Saturday, 08 July 2017
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Farscape Re-Watch: Kansas

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Patricia Lynn Vanover watched Kansas. Crichton's concentration on HOME while transversing the wormholes leads to Earth only he screwed the pooch -- arriving BEFORE he left, a big no-no according to Einstein. It's 1985 and John Crichton is 16 years old and a mess. And Dad in this Unrealized Reality is going to die in the Challenger explosion causing untold trauma to the timelines of John's "family" on Moya and his future self.
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  • Farscape Screencaps
  •   Tuesday, 04 July 2017
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Durka Returns: Series 1, Episode 15

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Elvis and Chiana arrive on Moya with a Wraith-- what's left of the Durka of the Zelbinion who tortured Rygel for over 150 years. We meet a dangerous new set of aliens, the Nebari, who so believe in conformity and utmost peace through the inability to commit violence that they tortured/brainwashed Durka for 100 years supposedly creating an obedient servant out of a madman. The ends justify the means. And Rygel wants revenge.

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  • Farscape Screencaps
  •   Tuesday, 04 July 2017
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