Stargate S.G – 1: Season 4 (Vol. 16) [DVD] [1998]

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The 1994 film Stargate was originally intended as the start of a franchise, but creators Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were distracted celebrating their Independence Day, Episodic TV treatment was t..read more

The 1994 film Stargate was originally intended as the start of a franchise, but creators Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were distracted celebrating their Independence Day,
Episodic TV treatment was the natural next step,
In the roles of Colonel Jack O’Neill and Dr,
Daniel Jackson respectively are Richard Dean Anderson and Michael Shanks,
They’re joined by Captain Samantha Carter (Amanda Tapping) and guilt-stricken former alien baddie Teal’c (Christopher Judge) to form the teacher’s pet 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” Goa’uld–the ancient Egyptian Gods who are none too chummy after the events of 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,
There’s something of The Time Tunnel to the show’s premise, but amid a dearth of derivative look-a-likes, Stargate has held its own with stories that put the science fiction back into TV sci-fi,

On this DVD : “Scorched Earth” presents the kind of moral dilemma Star Trek : The Next Generation often explored,
The SG-1 team aren’t exactly hampered by a Prime Directive, but searching questions are asked when they discover two civilisations attempting to colonise a world simultaneously,
This is a great episode for seeing the friends disagree over personal principles, and features some stunning FX,
“Beneath the Surface” refers to several things at once,
The team are literally in an underground environment; enforced slave labour is taking place without the general government’s knowledge; memories have been suppressed,
But most tellingly for this season’s story arc, Jack and Sam are free to express their secret love for one another,

“Point of No Return” is light relief after several episodes of angst and continuity,
Willie Garson guest stars as Martin, a worryingly well-informed conspiracy theorist,
It’s a chance for the team to interact with the real world for a change and leads to several hotel room luxuries, such as the sci-fi classic The Day the Earth Stood Still for Jack and a vibrating bed for Teal’c! “Tangent” puts Jack and Teal’c in the worst kind of danger,
Two years on from the capture of Goa’uld gliders (The Serpent’s Lair), Earth scientists have developed their own,
It all goes horribly wrong through a trap laid by old nemesis Apophis, and strands the two men in space with out enough oxygen to reach safe harbour,
Paul Tonks

  • Actor:Richard Dean Anderson
  • Actor:Michael Shanks
  • Actor:Amanda Tapping
  • Actor:Christopher Judge
  • Actor:Don S. Davis
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 15 years and over
  • Binding:DVD
  • Creator:Richard Dean Anderson
  • Creator:Michael Shanks
  • EAN:5050070007121
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  • Format:PAL
  • Label:MGM
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  • Manufacturer:MGM
  • NumberOfDiscs:1
  • NumberOfItems:1
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  • ProductGroup:DVD
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_DVD
  • Publisher:MGM
  • RegionCode:2
  • ReleaseDate:2001-10-29
  • SKU:U5050070007121
  • Studio:MGM
  • Title:Stargate S.G – 1: Season 4 (Vol. 16) [DVD] [1998]
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