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Stargate SG-1: Season Five [Import]
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It now seems clear that season 5 of Stargate SG-1 will be remembered as the one in which something went awry with Daniel Jackson. Lots of behind-the-scenes rumors fueled the idea of cast tension, but whatever the problem, his sudden departure from the show was obviously through a quickly contrived scenario. In retrospect, there must have been a problem for some while before the weird penultimate episode ("Meridian"). Michael Shanks looks frequently bored in his rare moments of individual screen time as he infiltrates a Goa'uld meeting and even when making friends with a creature everyone else wants dead. In fact, there's only one point when everyone really seems to be having fun, and that's in the spoof 100th episode "Wormhole X-treme!"
Most shows go through a run-around, skin-of-their-teeth period awaiting renewal, and it certainly seems to have affected storylines this year. For example, a next generation of younger SG teams is introduced. Replacements? The most unfortunate aspect of things, however, was that not a single episode managed to stand alone on its own merits. Every single story was dependent on a part of the greater interwoven warring-species threads. Some of the one-off tales were terrific in and of themselves, but it was as if the writers fell into the trap of having to refer to as much backstory as possible, perhaps to ensure loose ends could be easily wrapped up? Ultimately none of this mattered since the show went on for quite a while. --Paul Tonks --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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However, when this season was good, it was REALLY good. There were some amazing story developments this year, beginning with the final demise of Apophis (Peter Williams), the Goa'uld System Lord who has been making life difficult for the SGC ever since the first season.Read more ›
This show had a great idea to have a stargate that let's you travel through many dimensions and galaxies. The unusual storyline and cast is excellent! Whether you like sci-fi or not, this is fun to watch since it touches a lot of issues such as dealing with different kinds of nations and their beliefs, friendships, enemies, adventures and even comedy.
You will see the characters develop over time, the quirky unexpected humor, the use of an alien who doesn't fully understand human life on earth, the struggle of the oppressed, the lengths humans go in order to survive, politics and government bureaucracy.
This show is awsome on many different levels. On top of it all, they always keep the price very affordable. Money well spent.
There were a few standalone episodes that could be watched by the general viewing public, but this really is the point where the series mythology starts to require: "previously on SG-1" to bring a new viewer up to speed. This is also the season where we realize that the characters in SG-1 (unlike say Star Trek) are really making it up as they go along and they may be overmatched by their latest enemy.
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I know this isn't everyone's opinion, but for me, each season gets better and better. Writers and actors get to know the characters and a story more when they've made over 100... Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by Denny Vu Quach
I've watched all seven seasons of stargate, and season 5 was abysmal. Michael Shanks(Daniel) and Christopher Judge(Teal'c) were completely underused, which is tragic because these... Read morePublished on May 12 2004
Y'know, this show is probably the most positive view of the Air Force that you will ever see in entertainment. Read morePublished on April 3 2004
I have always enjoyed scoffing at those that enjoy cheesy science fiction television. Star Trek - crap, Babylon 5 - junk, the "rest" - horrid! Read morePublished on March 24 2004
This season its one of the best of this them good tv show.Its the one that Daniel Jackson acended to a higer plain of existence.I like all the episodes in this season. Read morePublished on March 16 2004 by Eduardo
Stargate SG-1's strength is its characters and humor. After two episodes, you really begin bonding with the SG-1 team and Air Force Gen. Hammond. Read morePublished on March 7 2004 by Confederate
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