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  • Actually, the first thing I noticed is that when the movie began to play and the late Don S
  • Though Brad Wright is overly impressed with himself (he'd praise himself for a change and Rick would politely respond, “Nice”), he still gives us solid information on the filming and the changes

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      The Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods - final cut has three things going for it, and just three things.

      First, since this final cut has yet to be aired on television, unless you’ve ripped it off some illegal torrent somewhere, buying the DVD has been the only way of seeing this special Brad Wright version of the pilot for Stargate SG-1. For the devoted fan, even those who may not be happy about all the changes in the final cut, you still have to own this in your collection.

      Second, the DVD has commentary by Wright and series star Richard Dean Anderson. Rick has never done a commentary before, so this was a treat, and I do mean a treat. Readers, this is Rick as Rick, with that dry humor we’ve seen and heard about for years. I was in stitches for so much of this


      commentary. He is just one naturally funny guy. The world is serious enough; he likes to find humor where he can, and he’s even okay in finding it at his own expense.

      Wright provided a lot of insight about what he changed in the final cut and why, and Rick added … humor.

      Actually, the first thing I noticed is that when the movie began to play and the late Don S. Davis appeared, Rick let out with a very tender, “Dear, sweet Don.” Davis really was much loved by everyone, including the fans, so that just warmed my heart from the get go.

      There was a moment when Rick volunteered to do more commentaries. Wright roared. It was great to know, except, of course, all of the DVDs have already been released. Nice offer, just ten season too late.

      I chuckled when Rick commented about co-star ...


      • Michael Shanks having been married to Vaitare Bandara and having a child. Close. They lived together and had a child, but were never married. Well, unless Rick knows something that none of us knows. Regardless, I laughed.

        Wright mentioned that his favorite scene of the movie is the one with Jack and Daniel at Jack’s house. Then why in the heck is that scene removed from SyFy’s airing? It is never included and yet is pivotal. It’s been something that has bugged me from the beginning.

        A few other things that make this commentary so neat: Rick says, “Se’s still pretty” about Amanda Tapping;he laughs throughout about how he kept patting his co-stars, especially Shanks, to the point that Shanks began to try and position his body in such a way that Rick couldn’t do it anymore; and he and Brad talk about Kate,

        who runs a website in Rick’s honor and has a super lexicon there. I just thought that was a nice acknowledgement for her.

        Third, there is a short featurette with Brad Wright talking about the final cut, why it was done, and outlining some of the changes for viewers.

        Whether you like the final cut or not, this DVD is worth it just for Richard Dean Anderson. He clearly didn’t remember everything, but he remembered bits. Though Brad Wright is overly impressed with himself (he’d praise himself for a change and Rick would politely respond, “Nice”), he still gives us solid information on the filming and the changes. I can only say that Rick had me smiling, as much for what he didn’t recall as for his review of his portrayal of Jack. It really is a shame they didn’t get him to do commentary for other shows.




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