This collection of episodes from the science fiction series STARGATE SG-1 is the fourth of five volumes from the program's first season. A small crew of mismatched adventurers ride in and out of the galaxy attempting to restore justice and peace … see full wiki
I figured Id just keep on going with the Stargate SG-1 thing and finish up the rest of the first season though Ive seen all of it or at least, thats what I keep saying until I bump into an episode Ive missed the first 5-10 minutes of.
For those of you who may be moseying around, checking out random Stargate goodies, you might want to start at the beginning. While many episodes dont necessarily require you to go in any order, there are some that are better off if you do. For these episodes, it doesnt really matter at all which ones you watch first and which ones you save for last, but heres the SG-1 basics:
After we killed Ra from the original Stargate movie, the Goauld (snakey aliens that burrow into your spinal area and do the whole body-snatching bit) are keen on taking us out, or at least taking over especially since we started ticking off the powerful Goauld Lord Apothis. Maybe if hed never stepped through our gate and done some killing and kidnapping, we wouldnt be in this position. But we are, and now the Stargate Program is in full swing with the lead team of Colonel ONeill, Captain Carter, Dr. Jackson, and Tealc (ex-Jaffa First Prime to Apothis) doing a lot of Goauld pissing off and getting into a lot of firefights/tense situations/adventures/funny moments/exploration. Sweet.
Episode 14: The Cor-ai Another day, another mission. It seems pretty regular, except Tealc is recognized as who he used to be First Prime to Apothis. He used to do some pretty mean things when he was in that line of work, but he does not deny any of it and allows himself to become a prisoner and put on trial. SG-1 must convince the people, and most importantly, the man whose father was killed by Tealc, that he should not be put to death.
Episode 15: Singularity SG-1 finds a ruined village. Everyone was killed but one single girl named Cassandra. Carter takes Cassandra under her wing, but soon realizes Cassandra was left alive for a reason; shes a time bomb waiting to go off to destroy earth. Is there any way to save both Cassandra and the planet?
Er, whats with the road sign? Reminds me of Aliens, actually. Everyones dead. Comatose little girl. Woman trying to get through her. Might pull at your heartstrings, might not. One thing thats always tugged at me though; at the end Sam says she knew. Um, if she did, then why was she crying? Was she not 100% certain? Just curious.
Episode 16: Enigma The Tollan people have returned through the Stargate with SG-1 as their planet isnt exactly stable anymore. But naturally certain members of our government want Tollan technology and they arent too keen on sharing. Will the Tollan forever be stuck in cells or can SG-1 find them a new place to live (and get them there without getting in big trouble)?
For the longest time Ive been wondering, Whats with that one snowy planet they go to in the opening credits? Well, with my tendency to always miss out on the first few minutes of a show, this is the one. Except its not snow its ash. Good to know. What I dont like is the annoying political crap, even though its necessary for this episode to have any kind of length. At least the little crush on Sam from one of the Tollan sort of makes up for it. Cute. And I like that guy Ive seen him somewhere before...
Episode 17: Tin Man After a surprise zap, SG-1 wakes up in new clothes, smarter, faster, stronger better. At least, the single alien being Harlan claims hes made them better. A more accurate description would be he made them androids
Ouch. What a thing to find out youre an android. Tealc wacking out was a little interesting. Some of you may be wondering, will you ever see these androids again? Well, Jack never was good at following orders... By the way, was it by rule of Aliens that all androids have milky-colored blood?
Episode 18: Solitudes A nasty scrap on one planet means the team has to go leaping back through the gate as it gets an extra dose of energy, causing a wormhole hiccup and throwing Jack and Sam into an ice cave instead of Stargate Command. Jacks in bad shape and Carter cant get the DHD to work. Its up to Daniel and Tealc to keep enough resolve to find them before they freeze to death.
Yayness! I like this episode. Then I always remember the outtake when Amanda Tapping yells at Richard Dean Anderson about making something since he used to be MacGuyver. Haha. I dont get why Sam didnt try a different address though. Like when a channel on your TV goes out you dont just turn the TV on and off do you? Heck no, you check to see if the other channels are out too. Yeah, yeah, I know, then it wouldnt be dramatic and there wouldnt be an episode. Leave me alone, I like to think too much. Hehe.
As usual, we have plenty of good music, sets, makeup, and costuming to go around. Youll grow to love the characters the most. Spot on casting, something Im sure Ive mentioned many times before already. Its a really enjoyable show and Ill watch episodes again even when I know Ive seen them just because they entertain me. Id hate to get bored with the show, but I havent yet. Theres always something new; a new planet to visit, new people to meet, new challenges to deal with, new character focuses, plenty of good things. A little something for everyone. The guys can dig on Carter and Fraiser, and my mom has dibs on Daniel (and Mitchell from future seasons but thats okay because I get Ronon and Dr. Beckett from Atlantis. Ha!).
Seriously get it. Watch it. Enjoy it. Its tasty. =P
Stargate Season 1:
Stargate SG-1: Volume 1
Stargate SG-1: Volume 2
Stargate SG-1: Volume 3
Stargate SG-1: Volume 5
Stargate Season 4:
Stargate SG-1: The Complete 4th Season
Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Better than Watching TV
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