Stargate: SG-1
The Complete Tenth Season

Starring: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Claudia Black, Beau Bridges and Michael Shanks
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
RRP: 59.99
Certificate: 15
Available 03 December 2007

As their battle with the Ori continues, the SG-1 team struggles to reunite and formulate a plan to defeat their enemy. Vala gives birth to a young girl who is of Ori decent and ages years in a matter of hours. As the Ori invade Chulak, Teal'c and the SGC have some serious decisions to make...

Flesh and Blood is a pretty interesting way of kicking off Season 10. It resolves all the problems that the script writers had forced the show into at the end of Season 9, without looking like a cop-out. All the regular SG-1 team members managed to survive (unsurprisingly), Vala gives birth to an Ori child and the Ori decide to attack Chulak.

This episode also sees Jodelle Ferland (Tideland) appear as Adria (Age 7) one of the three versions of the character in this episode. Other notable guest stars include Tony Amendola (Bra'tac) and Robert Picardo (Richard Woolsey).

One thing that lets this episode down is the Asgard Krasit - they really should do away with these lame puppets. There is a particularly bad scene which really should not have been left in the finished cut. I could almost imagine Keith Harris stood behind him with his hand up his backside - that should give you some kind of indication of how poor it is.

Robert C. Cooper (executive producer), Willliam Waring (director) and Jim Menard (director of photography) provide an insightful commentary. They reveal that they secretly uses the term IOA (which in the show stands for the International Oversight Advisory organisation that Woolsey works for) behind the scenes to refer to the people higher up the food chain who oversee the show. They also reveal their issues with Chris Judge's hair in the opening episodes of this season.

On a mission to find a weapon that will defeat the Ori, SG-1 travel to a planet whose inhabitants were killed by a mysterious illness, and unwittingly fall victim to the virus themselves. Meanwhile, Vala is given a psychiatric test to determine if she can be trusted to remain at the SGC...

Morpheus is an entertaining enough episode. While the planet virus idea has been done before (and better) it's Vala's b-plot that really raises this episode up a notch or two. She over prepares for her psychiatric evaluation - to the point where she is just spouting clichéd rubbish in a vain attempt that she will appear "normal". Some of these scenes are incredibly funny and it was interesting to hear, on the audio commentary, that some of the funniest moments were down to Claudia Black improvising.

Joseph Mallozzi (executive producer) and Andy Mikita (director) provide the audio commentary for this episode. It was interesting to hear that the Blade Runner homage (which was scripted) had an improvised ending provided by Black. It was also interesting to learn how they don't always get on with their guest stars and it's always a joy to work with considerate actors like Robert Picardo.

SG-1 travels to the Pegasus Galaxy and the city of Atlantis in hopes to find a clue to a weapon that can destroy the Ori. Daniel and Vala use the Atlantis's database to search for the location of the planet where the weapon has been hidden, while Sam and Mitchell join forces with Dr. McKay in an effort to prevent the Ori from using their supergate...

The Pegasus Project is an Atlantis crossover episode which is obviously designed to ease unconverted SG-1 fans over to Atlantis. With Season 10 being the final season for SG-1 (with production switching over to TV movies) this makes perfect sense. However, more use should have been made of John Sheppard and Elizabeth Weir (not to mention the other main cast members who don't even get to appear) as SG-1 fans are already familiar with Rodney McKay.

There are plenty of great moments here, including the revelation that McKay is allergic to citrus fruits (which is why Sheppard always carries a lemon around with him) and Vala's argument with Daniel about what to ask the interactive database for while looking for the planets. Daniel has convinced himself it will be a long and arduous process, whereas Vala has one simple suggest that might work.

William Waring (director) and Peter F. Woeste (director) provide the worst commentary on this DVD. Firstly they rather thoughtlessly provide a needless spoiler about the future fate of a recurring character, and secondly there are a few too many quiet sections where they can't think of anything to say.

A Goa'uld Alkesh ship is shot down as it approaches the SGC. Inside the crashed ship is the old System Lord Ba'al, who has a serious proposition for the SGC. In return for hunting down his clones, the captured Ba'al will tell the SGC where Merlin's weapon is located...

Insiders is a great episode. Cliff Simon's Ba'al has to be one the greatest Stargate villains of all time - and this episode sees at least 20 versions of him gathered together. The visual effects shots are pretty impressive in this episode. Despite the fact that a lot of effects work has had to be engineered in order to have Ba'al and his clones in the same location, at no point does the director show this off (with the possible slight exception of when two captured Ba'als are brought through the Stargate). Instead the story, not the effects, take centre stage. This means that instead of being distracting, whole scenes can go by without you thinking: "Oh look, another visual effect". Which is a refreshing change.

The only scene I found a little confusing was where Carter tends to an injured colleague (I won't spoil the plot by giving any more away). She checks them and then looks at another guard and shakes her head in dismay (in much the same way as clichéd sequences indicate to the audience that the person she is checking is about to breathe their last breath). She then helps this person to their feet and they walk away. I was glad that I wasn't the only one who was confused by this, as on the audio commentary the writer and director are also unclear as to what this sequence meant. It transpires that Carter was shaking her head because the other guard (who is off camera) has just informed her that yet another guard in the same room is dead.

Alan Mccullough (writer) and Peter F. Woeste (director) provide an interesting audio commentary (although in one short section the volume levels between the audio commentary and the episode sound is pitched at the same level - making it hard to hear what is being said). Their reflection on the studio's insistence that no Ba'al jokes were to be cracked in the episode obviously (thankfully) fell on deaf ears. Yes, they are corny, but they are still very funny.

Extras include the four audio commentaries mentioned previously; SG-1 Director's Series: Insiders - Featuring Peter F. Woeste (12 mins behind the scenes look at the episode Insiders); The Ori: A New Enemy (18 min featurette that looks at the Ori. Why they are billed as a "new" enemy is anyone's guess - they've been around for a year now, but still an interesting extra); and Photo Galleries (split into Photo and Production segments).

Disc 2:

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 on Earth...

Uninvited 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 game.

There 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.

Their 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.

Sadly though the end result is a bit of a mess. Sloppy monsters and clichéd plot twists make this a rather unsatisfying offering.

William 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.

The 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...

200 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.

The 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 segments.

I 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.

There 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 help...

Counterstrike 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 the Orici.

The 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.

Joseph 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...

Memento 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 interesting.

Executive 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.

Disc 3:

The Odyssey disappears while on a mission, and the SGC is convinced that the ship and its crew has been hijacked by the Lucian Alliance. Carter was onboard and so the rest of SG-1 go undercover to track down the Odyssey and save their team-mate...

Company of Thieves sees the return of the Lucian Alliance as well as one half of an alien double act that fans will remember from last season. There is a bit of a shock in this episode for fans of the show, as the Lucian Alliance show from an early point that they are not to be messed with.

The audio commentary by William Waring (director) and Alan McCullough (writer) reveals some interesting nuggets of information. It was a surprise to hear that they were jokingly thinking of calling this Vashin's Bad Day, due to the amount of problems that poor Vashin has to deal with. The commentary also reveals that two extras didn't make the cut because it was their first day on set and they didn't look natural holding the weapons.

SG-1 discover the planet where they believe Merlin's weapon, the Sangraal, is located. Forced to forge temporary alliances with two of their enemies, Adria and Ba’al, they must use many different skills in order to complete their quest and claim the Sangraal...

The Quest - Part I finds our heroes on the right planet, at last, in their long search for Merlin's secret weapon - the Sangraal. However Ba'al is already days ahead of them and looks certain to reach the Sangraal before them. But, once they start on their quest, SG-1 soon realise it's not just going to be a simple case of tracking down the weapon and then heading home - Merlin has put in place a number of puzzles and traps to ensure that only the most honourable, intelligent and worthy explorer will be able to navigate their way to the prize.

This episode seemed to be inspired quite heavily by the ending to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - not that that is a bad thing.

Joseph Mallozzi (executive producer) and Andy Mikita (director) provide the audio commentary for this episode. They explain how originally each of the members of SG-1 were going to have to solve one of the puzzles - making it more of a team effort. They also point out that an easier way to negotiate their way through the time dilation maze would have been for Carter to throw sand instead of stones in front of her - that way they would easily be able to see exactly where the field started and stopped. However the CGI effects would have been quite expensive, so that plan was scrapped.

Discovering the frozen body of Merlin, SG-1 works to help him build the Sangraal before Adria and her Ori army can track them down...

The Quest - Part II continues where Part I left off. SG-1 finally come face to face with the real Merlin - not a hologram, as they were expecting, but an Ancient who has been in suspended animation for centuries. However, poor old Merlin is getting on a little bit and is really on his last legs. Can he help SG-1 by giving them the Sangraal before he expires? Yes, it's cliché time, but who cares, this is executed well enough for you to overlook the well used plot devices.

Paul Mullie (executive producer) and Andy Mikita (director) provide arguable the most enjoyable audio commentary on the disc. They joke about the "legendary nose of Bozo". Apparently the reason why the false Sangraal looks so naff (a small red sphere) is because somewhere along the way communication on what was wanted got garbled, and the end result is what the props department presented.

Hoping to use Merlin’s phasing device to hide a village from the Ori army, something goes wrong forcing Mitchell and a critically injured Carter to hide themselves from an occupation of Ori soldiers...

The opening to Line in the Sand is a little confusing as there is no real explanation as to what on earth is going on. SG-1 (minus Daniel, obviously) return to the SGC after being off world. It's not made clear, but it's pretty obvious that SG-1 have been testing the Sangraal on another planet. An emergency means that they are going to have to use it for real in a risky test to help save the occupants of another world.

Alan McCullough (writer) and Amanda Tapping (who plays Carter) provide the audio commentary. McCullough explains about the cut opening scene that was originally written that would have set the episode up a little better. They also discuss the reused stunt (where the stunt man does a fall onto a table) that was originally used (although the stunt was obviously redressed for this episode - it's not the same footage) earlier in the season.

Extras on this disc include the four audio commentaries mentioned previously; SG-1 Directors' Series: Company Of Thieves Featuring William Waring (10 mins look behind that episode. In truth it repeats most of the information already revealed in the audio commentary for that episode);
Setting the Mood with Jim Menard (23 mins look at how Jim Menard manages to make the show look good on camera); Photo Gallery and Production Design Gallery.

Disc 4:

An experiment goes wrong leaving Lt. Col. Carter trapped in a parallel reality where martial law has been enforced and Earth is under attack from the Ori...

The Road Not Taken sees Carter transported to a parallel universe after a cloaking experiment goes wrong. However, the alternate Earth that she end up in contains a few surprises. George Hammond still heads up the SGC, Hank Landry is President of America and Carter discovers that she was once married to a familiar character whom she knows well from her reality.

Possibly the most political episode of SG-1 to date, the story examines how, if things were very slightly different, our heroes might act in order to save their planet. While the build up to the conclusion promises much, the end result doesn't really work as well as it could have.

Andy Mikita (director), Alan McCullough (writer) and Amanda Tapping (Carter) provide the audio commentary on this episode. Highlights include the issues with Tapping's hair; pointing out how bleak the Internet is in the other reality; and Tapping's story about a woman coming up to her during filming to ask her if she would be so kind as to point out who the actors were on the show.

When Daniel Jackson turns up as a Prior asking SG-1 to aid him in a plan that might very well be a trap, it's up to the SGC to not only save Jackson's life, but possibly end the war with the Ori once and for all...

The Shroud sees some great on screen chemistry between Michael Shanks and Richard Dean Anderson. It reminded me of the chemistry the two used to have when Anderson was a regular on the show and it was great, considering that this is the penultimate disc in the series, that the show revisited that.

The reveal that the Prior, that visits the planet, is in fact Daniel is no great surprise. It's obvious from the first shot. Whenever you see a mystery character from the back only, it's an almost certain guarantee that it's going to be someone you know. And, for viewers with the memory of a goldfish, as the opening recap showed Daniel being captured by the Ori it was pretty obvious who the prior was.

The whole "Is he? Isn't he?" aspect of this episode was also well handled. You spend almost the entire episode being buffeted about not knowing whether Daniel is on the level, or playing SG-1 in order to bring numerous Ori ships to Earth. And the icing on the cake is that no matter what you believe, the ending will still have a surprise for you.

I also loved the way that Anderson was introduced in this episode. There's no big entrance scene, he's simply sat in the briefing room with everyone else.

Robert C. Cooper (executive producer) and Andy Mikita (director) provide the audio commentary. They point out that they were painfully aware that revealing Daniel as the Prior was always going to be difficult to do believably; the problems they had getting Daniel to remove his hood because he was carrying the Book of Origin; and Mikita beating himself, almost embarrassingly, because he missed the continuity error of Anderson's general stars.

After Netan and the Lucian Alliance, are undermined by SG-1 yet again, a bounty is put on their heads. But, with the team all off doing their own things how can they individually hope to survive against some of the galaxy's most ruthless bounty hunters...?

Bounty is an interesting episode as Cameron Mitchell takes Vala Mal Doran back to Kansas for his high school reunion. There's plenty of embarrassing moments, as Vala still hasn't quite gotten the hang of social etiquette. Meanwhile Daniel is nosing around a library. It's not long before the bounty hunters head for Earth to kill each member of SG-1.

The episode is resolved rather neatly and there's even a great Scooby-Doo gag in the closing scene.

John G. Lenic (producer) and Jim Menard (director of photography) provide the audio commentary. Here they discuss that one of the stunts was cut for budgetary reasons; and the problems they had with street lights that were turned off half way through filming.

Mistaken for rebels on an alien planet, SG-1 must play the part of hostage takers in hope of buying themselves enough time to be rescued before they're executed...

Bad Guys is an episode that was written by Ben Browder and Martin Gero. Personally, I found it to be the most entertaining on this disc. The plot is an interesting look at a disastrous first contact situation.

There are some great Vala moments here - including her trying to prove what a master thief she is. The only things I really didn't care for were the annoying screaming woman and the rather quick resolution.

For reasons unknown, there is no audio commentary on this episode.

Extras include the three audio commentaries already mentioned; Stargate: SG-1 Directors Series: The Shroud featuring Andy Mikita (11 mins look behind the scenes on The Shroud); Life As a Tech with Gary Jones (20 mins tongue firmly in cheek interview with actor Gary Jones who plays Walter Harriman. This is possibly the funniest featurette I've seen on any of the SG-1 discs to date. Jones wanders around the set asking cast and crew what their favourite Harriman moments are, as well as bragging about things he's never really done. It was while watching this I wondered why they'd never produced a Harriman centred episode - Jones is the King of Comedy!); Photo Gallery and Production Design Gallery.

Disc 5:

Barely surviving the bombing massacre of a peaceful Jaffa summit, Teal’c must go rogue to track down and stop a Jaffa leader named Arkad who plans to take control of the Jaffa nation and deliver them to the Ori...

Talion is a Teal'c episode that sees him go all Terminator as he sets out to avenge the needless death of so many of his kind. It also includes possibly the best Teal'c line in the history of Stargate: "I am leaving. You are about to explode".

This episode also sees the return of Dr. Carolyn Lam, as well as the appearance of British actor Craig Fairbrass (who Eastenders fans will remember as Dan) as Arkad. I'm still not sure he was the best choice for a Jaffa leader. A cockney alien stretches the bounds of believability to the point of breaking. He's also not overly believable when it comes to delivering his big scene at the SGC and he seems to have discovered yet another way of pronouncing "Goa'uld (as "Go-Old"). What next? A Prior with the accent of a New York cabbie?

Fans that like to nit-pick about continuity will also be pleased to see a very obvious mistake in the editing process. As Teal'c leaves the tent we see a slow motion shot of him and people are running in front of the camera. The next shot shows the first explosion, but just before it goes off we see villagers walking, but none of them are running. As there were subsequent explosions it's obvious that the scene with Teal'c was supposed to follow the first explosion, with the villagers running in confusion and panic.

This episode gets bonus points for showing Teal'c as the warrior that he once was; uncompromising and brutal when he needs to be. There are some great action sequences too that really help to sell this episode.

Andy Mikita (director) and Christopher Judge (Teal'c) provide the audio commentary on this episode. Highlights include the fact that Mikita was, at first, uncertain about Fairbass's accent; and the fact that executive producer, Robert Cooper's daughter has a brief speaking role.

Vala’s father, Jasec, contacts Stargate Command wishing to trade information about a series of planned attacks on Earth in exchange for sanctuary on the planet. Vala hasn't spoken to Jasec for years and is not overly happy that SGC don't heed her warnings that he is a manipulative con man...

Family Ties stars Fred Willard as Vala's father, Jasec, in this story about family and what they mean to us. To be honest, if Fred Willard hadn't pulled out all the stops, this episode would have fallen flat on its face. The episode really rests on his shoulders - if we don't warm to him as a charming rogue, a man who is just trying to make money any way he can, then the story is pointless. This episode also sees General Landry making an effort to get back in touch with his estranged wife.

There is also a great dig at the network for cancelling the show:

Carter: "The Stargate program just doesn't get the support it used to from the people in charge."

Jasec: "Why not?"

Dr. Lee (in the background having solved a problem): "Eureka!"

Jasec: "That's too bad, because after all your Stargate program has accomplished for this network of planets I would think that the decision-makers would show it the respect it deserves."

While most of the above is pretty obvious, I wasn't aware (until I listened to the audio commentary) that Eureka is the name of the show that replaced SG-1 on the network. Incidentally Lexa Doig, who plays Dr. Lam, guest stars in an episode of Eureka.

Joseph Mallozzi (executive producer) and Paul Mullie (executive producer) provide the audio commentary. Here they point out that this episode was shot a few weeks after they knew the show had been cancelled; the fact that they had to redress Jasec's apartment after the set dresser went a little crazy; and the fact that Teal'c had to have a line overdubbed when he said "two" instead of "three" in the line: "Three words... 'be less annoying'" - apparently no one noticed it until it got to the editing stage.

In an elaborate plan using Vala as bait to capture Adria, SG-1 themselves are surprised when Ba’al intercepts Adria from under them to use in his own evil plan...

Dominion really would have worked a little better if it had been a two-part episode, possibly even rounding off the season. There's too much here to cram into a 40 minute episode. We have Ba'al and Adria; Ba'al's plot to take control of Adria's army; and Adria's plan which makes little sense if her Ori army is still intact.

There's (I'm assuming) an unintentional Carry On moment as Landry asks: "Ba'al's in Adria?" There's also a couple of jokes that revolve around Vala dreaming that she was on a Strictly Come Dancing style show. Now, whether Claudia Black was actually on a show in America that was similar to this, or another member of the SG-1 cast was, is uncertain. It's never discussed in the commentary, and it could just be the writers poking fun at such a lame show.

Alan McCullough (writer) and William Waring (director) provide the audio commentary where they discuss the Comic Con auction winner who appears in the episode; a funny line that Ba'al actor Cliff Simon ad-libbed but was cut from the final edit; and the fact that Dan Shea was knocked out during a stunt.

With extinction imminent, the Asgard hand over all their knowledge and technology to SG-1, but not before the Ori launch an attack trying to intercede...

Unending is SG-1's final episode, in 40 minute form anyway. In all honesty I thought it was a bit of a disappointment really. I suppose it's a neat way of saying goodbye (for now) to the characters we've come to know and love, but after eleven years I was expecting a little more. It's certainly not the conclusion that many would have hoped for. Now, episode 200 was something special, this just feels just like a normal (albeit cheap) episode, but with a heart-warming final scene (which frankly could have been tacked on to the end of any other story the writers had come up with).

There were a few too many elements taken from Star Trek: The Next Generation's final episode All Good Things. Stick with me on this. There's the whole time rift thing that needs to be tackled in order for them to go back to their own time; the fact that we get to see our heroes as old and wrinkly versions of their selves; and the fact that we get to see alternate futures that span into the characters' old age.

I was also a little unsure as to how I felt about the fate of the Asgard. It just felt so forced, and very unnecessary, to have this included in the final episode - but then I never particularly liked these Muppet rejects anyway. And what were the Ori doing anyway after losing their leader? Would they still carry on as normal?

Robert C. Cooper (executive producer / writer / director), Jim Menard (director of photography) and Amanda Tapping (Carter) provide the audio commentary and, sadly, yet again I was unimpressed. While this wasn't a bad commentary, there were only really two moments that I though were noteworthy. These included Tapping revealing that she and Chris Judge subtly attempted to imply that Carter and Teal'c also have a relationship; and the fact that Judge, Tapping and Michael Shanks all managed to - after wrapping the final shot and having an onset party - head on up to the observation room overlooking the gateroom and steal a private moment looking at the gate in the same way they did when they fist saw the gateroom on the very first day the went onto the set.

As I mentioned earlier, if this had been it for SG-1 I would have been sorely disappointed, but as the show will continue to live on through a number of TV movies it's not such an issue.

Extras include the previously mentioned audio commentaries; Stargate SG-1 Directors Series: Unending, featuring Robert C. Cooper (15 minute behind the scenes look at the final episode); Deleted Scenes with Introduction and Commentary by Joseph Mallozzi (23 minute look at deleted scene (with optional commentary on the episodes Morpheus; The Quest and Memento Mori; Photo Gallery; and Production Design Gallery.

Again, sorry to harp on about it, but even the extras lack any real acknowledgement that the America's longest running sci-fi TV series has come to a close. It's such a shame that it went out with a bit of a whimper.

Darren Rea

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