General Landry has arranged for SG-1 to spend the weekend
relaxing in a log cabin in the middle of nowhere. However,
Doctor Jackson is busy studying some ancient Egyptian artefacts,
while Teal'c, Carter and Vala are investigating a mysterious
beast that seems to be killing the inhabitants of another
planet. Unfortunately this means that Mitchell is stuck on
his own with Landry. When a beast starts roaming the woods
near their position, it appears that a similar creature to
the one that Teal'c, Carter and Vala has encountered is alive
is a bit of a poor episode. The basic plot revolves around
a race of slug creatures that can alter the DNA of any creatures
they come into contact with. The resulting beasts (which we
don't see for ages) are pretty silly looking - they look like
they've walked straight out of a poor man's Resident Evil
is an attempt to create suspense - we don't see the creature
in full until late in the episode. I have to admit that this
did work, as the first time it appears in full it made me
jump out of my chair.
are some very funny scenes between Ben Browder and Beau
Bridges. If Bridges duck call fails to make you laugh
then you really need to seek professional help for depression.
though the end result is a bit of a mess. Sloppy monsters
and clichéd plot twists make this a rather unsatisfying
Waring (director) and Jim Menard (director of photography)
provide the audio commentary. I loved the way they described
the monster as an "evil piece of bubblegum". It
was also interesting to hear that the various locations they
generally use to shoot sequences in woods and forests are
becoming rarer and rarer as they are being levelled for building.
next off-world mission will be Mitchell's 200th trip through
the Stargate. However, before he reaches that milestone Martin
Lloyd returns to the SGC looking for help with his new Wormhole
X-Treme! movie plot. General Landry is in no position to
refuse to help as the Pentagon has ordered SG-1 to provide
as much assistance as possible, believing that the project
will provide an excellent cover story for the Stargate program...
is Stargate: SG-1's 200th episode, and what a treat
the writers and producers have cooked up for fans. This is
an episode that die-hard fans will love.
show pokes fun at just about everyone - from the actors, producers,
and directors, through to the heads of the studio and network.
There are so many homages paid here to other shows that it's
one episode you'll want to watch at least twice. It's also
worth keeping the remote control close to hand, as you're
sure to be hitting that pause button and rewinding to rewatch
won't spoil any of the major plot points, but it
was a shame that Corin Nemec (who played Jonas Quinn) didn't
make an appearance. It's also a pity that Don S. Davis (General
Hammond) only makes a vocal appearance.
are two audio commentaries for this episode. One is provided
by executive producers Brad Wright and Robert C Cooper, while
the second is provided by Martin Wood (director). Interesting
revelations on the commentaries include the fact that for
the invisible O'Neill scenes Richard Dean Anderson did indeed
get suited up in a green costume - amazing when you consider
that he really didn't have to; and that those scenes were
originally written because the producers didn't know if Anderson
would return to play O'Neill. Also of interest is Martin Wood's
explanation of what "Donkey Face" means.
While on an away mission, SG-1 are quickly beamed away from
the planet when some form of weapon is discharged - killing
all of the inhabitants. Amongst the missing is Adria, Vala's
daughter - who is now a young woman. At first the SGC think
that the Ori are responsible for the deaths, until a familiar
visitor arrives through Earth's Stargate to ask for SG-1's
is an interesting episode that shakes things up a bit. It
looks like the Ori threat is intensifying as they lay waste
to those civilisations that can't be converted, and another
race has plans of its own for the Ori. Fans of Serenity/Firefly
will be pleased to see that Morena Baccarin stars as Adria
relationship between Daniel and Vala is starting to be cemented
a little more - as Daniel confides to Vala that he knows what
it is like to lose a loved one.
Mallozzi (executive producer) and Andy Mikita (director) provide
the audio commentary on this episode. There is an interesting
discussion about the fact that Nathan
Fillion (Serenity/Firefly) was originally
discussed for playing the role of Mitchell - although apparently
he was never approached as he'd already made it clear that
he wanted to get away from the whole sci-fi captain role.
However, be warned there is a spoiler in this audio commentary
too - there is a discussion about something that happens to
Daniel in a future episode.
Vala finds herself waiting tables in a diner after she
loses her memory. As Vala was kidnapped prior to losing her
memory, SG-1 follow up a number of leads in their attempts
to rescue her...
Mori opens with Vala working in a diner and thwarting
two armed robbers. The rest of the episode is told in flashback
as we discover how she managed to end up as a waitress. The
relationship between Vala and Daniel also gets a little more
producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie provide the audio
commentary. Their story about Goa'uld and Orici pronunciation
problems is about the only really noteworthy comment. That's
not to say that it's not an interesting commentary.
Extras on the disc include the aforementioned five audio commentaries;
SG-1 Director's Series: Memento Mori Featuring Peter Deluise
(12 mins a look behind the episode with the director. This
is pretty impressive - mainly because there were quite a few
stunts that we got to see being made); Stargate: SG-1:
Behind the 200th (18 mins behind the scenes on the 200th
episode. The highlight for me was the fact that you actually
got to see what "Donkey Face" actually looked like);
Photo Gallery; and Production Design Gallery.