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Stargate SG-1: Season 2
The 1994 movie Stargate was originally intended as the start of a franchise, but creators Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were distracted with Independence Day. Episodic TV treatment was the natural next step. Replacing the roles of Colonel Jack O'Neill (Kurt Russell) and Dr. Daniel Jackson (James Spader) are, respectively, Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks. They're joined by Captain Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) and former alien baddie Teal'c (Christopher Judge) to form the primary unit SG-1. With a seemingly endless network of Stargates found to exist on planets all across the known universe, their mission is to make first contact with as many friendly races as possible. Chasing their heels at almost every turn are the "overlord" pharaohnic Goa'uld--the ancient Egyptian gods from the original film. The welcome notion of a continued plot thread sees offshoots that follow the reincarnation of Daniel's wife, Sam's father literally joining a renegade faction of the Goa'uld, and Jack in an unending quest to out-sarcasm everyone. Amid a dearth of derivative look-alikes, Stargate SG-1 has held its own with stories that put the science fiction back into TV sci-fi.
Among season 2's 22 episodes, "The Serpent's Lair" concludes the cliffhanger from the end of season 1 in a rollercoaster of wit, plot twists, and cutting-edge special effects as the SG-1 team resign themselves to a suicide mission. In the two-parter "The Tok'ra," Sam's estranged father is dying of cancer, but her obligations sway her toward saving a member of the Goa'uld renegade Tok'ra who is also dying. In "Show and Tell," the central story arc takes a dramatic turn when a child arrives to warn that some survivors of a Goa'uld attack are determined to eliminate anyone who might host their enemy--which means Earth as a whole. There's great fun to be had in "1969," with a time-travel plot that loops many aspects of the show's story lines together, and the cliffhanger finale, "Out of Mind," has Jack experience an Aliens-style awakening 79 years into his future. --Paul Tonks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Don't get me wrong, Stargate is one of my favorite TV shows. But why on earth does can't I find a French version or even one with subtitles, french or english? Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sledder
Just beginning to collect the series now...enjoyed it on TV...but more enjoyable owning the discs themselves...
What a cast of characters..... Read more
Science Fiction at its best. Loved the movie and what I say about the shows that have not already been said.Published on May 4 2013 by George
Season Two is by far the best - the 'jewel in the crown' being Episode, '1969' - worth the price of the entire DVD! Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2009 by Astrid Taim
Being a huge fan of Stargate SG-1 since the beginning, I had to purchase this season to add to my collection. Read morePublished on May 6 2007 by D. Landry