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Stargate: SG-1 S10 commentary


It only took me 21 days, but I have now seen the entirety of Stargate: SG1.
But this isn't about the series as a whole - that thesis will come later. This is about season 10. And, for the most part, I hated it. Granted, I get what they were trying to do, but they go to all the trouble of introducing a whole new baddie in season 9 after everything is all nicely wrapped up with "Threads," and then they don't even bother defeating them by the end of the series.

No, wait. I think that might be the problem - "The Shroud" seems to be the big ending for the Ori themselves, and the remaining few episodes seem mostly like they're there just to fill out the season. Granted, there's still a baddie to fight, but I can't bring myself to care about fighting the Priors anymore than I cared about the Ori in the first place.

And then there's the ending itself. Granted, "Unending" was interesting, but it's very much the last thing I'd expect from a season finale, let alone a series finale. It was so much like so many other episodes in the SyFy world, though, that it seemed almost medocire, as if, once again, the writer's hadn't really tried. I don't care if they were promised a movie after. I want the TV series to end properly, though you must give them props for the last scene just being another mission - to show they're not really stopping the SGC.

That being said, I still wasn't interested in Michell or Adria or Vala, though Daniel and Vala's confrontation in "Unending" is one the most powerful Daniel moment's of the entire series. "The Pegasus Project" was pretty amazing and I give it two thumbs way up; "200" was absolutely hillarious. "The Road Not Taken" was a classic example of how parallel universes can be more than just a cliched plot device. "The Shroud" was just outright amazing, a wonderful, classic SG1 story of season 5 quality, that should have been the end of the series.

Still, though, the mass suicide of the Asgard seems little more than a plot device. And the rest of the episodes were just painful, and I only watched them so I could say I'd watched all of the series and could therefore mock it properly. This season, while marginally more interesting than 9, is little more of an example of SyFy gone bad, and should, frankly, never have been filmed.

In short? I wish sg1 had ended two seasons ago, but it had it's moments. And now... onto the movies, I guess.
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