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  • Unfortunately, two heads did not even come close to replacing one

    • by Orrymain

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      Stargate SG-1 aired on television for ten years, and it went through some major changes. As someone who prefers the first three seasons, the vintage years as I call them, I wasn’t at all fond of the final two years. Richard Dean Anderson, who played the lead character of Colonel Jack O’Neill (eventually promoted to general), left the series to spend time with his daughter, and Ben Browder and Claudia Black (who had starred in Farscape together) were brought in to replace him. Unfortunately, two heads did not even come close to

      replacing one.

      Black’s character (Vala), in particular, was vulgar and obnoxious, and her pairing with the lead character of Dr. Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks) was horrid to watch for the faithful of the series. In fact, the producers chose to end the show’s ten-year run with an episode that had the two characters consummating their relationship, something half the fan base detested, and which many of whom still refuse to watch.

      Thus, when “The Ark of Truth” (the first of two made-direct-to-DVD movies filmed post-series) was released, I had major trepidations about getting it. I ...

      • was so afraid that we’d get more of this Daniel-Vala crap that we’d had to suffer through for a full year. Amen! I was wrong!

        The movie was a return to its roots in many ways. There was virtually no hint of the relationship that had divided the fandom. It was fun to watch. It was the team, exploring the universe.

        The cinematography was awesome, and the music excellent. The story tied up all the loose ends from the series very well. The only way they could have improved with

        was to have had Jack back and to have Vala go back with her husband, who survived his Ori tribulations.

        The last scene was classic, the team back exploring new worlds. That’s what the first three seasons were about. This is the show that should have been the series ending on the Sci-fi network, instead of that soap opera craziness the producers gave us.

        Stargate SG-1: The Ark of Truth is a winner and comes highly recommended by somewho who hates the Vala character. It’s safe for viewing, and Michael Shanks shines as Daniel. Check it out!

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