SG-1 return to Tollan to discover the inhabitants have
reversed their policy on technology sharing. They offer Earth
advance weaponry. Our heroes soon discover that things are
not as they seem as they unearth that the deal spells great
danger for Earth and the team must return to uncover the real
agenda behind the deal...
Two Fires makes a lot more sense if you have seen the
previous Tollan episodes. In the past the Tollan have been
adamant that the sharing of technology is a no-go area as
far as less advanced species are concerned (in other words
conclusion is satisfying, if a little bleak, leaving you hoping
that this storyline will be continued so that we can find
out what has happened to them.
discover an exciting opportunity to form an alliance with
a highly advanced race, who are willing to share their life-extending
medical technology. They are the Aschen, the danger from whom
we have already seen (2010). Will the truth be revealed
before it's too late for the future?...
is a prequel sequel (if such a thing exists) which offers
an explanation of the events of last seasons 2010 episode
which saw the Aschen being unmasked as a race of Nazi-like
aliens who are eager to ensure every race they encounter are
sterilised in order to stop them spreading. We
already know the outcome, so it is not surprising, but I'd
strongly advise you to watch last seasons 2010 before
settling down to watch this - it'll make more sense.
audio commentary also highlights an issue I had with the episode
2010 in which the lip-sync on some of the footage where
the "Aschen" were mentioned wasn't very good.
It is explained that in that episode, when they started filming
the actors were told to pronounce the race as: "Ashen"
because they looked like they were ash coloured. But half
way through recording they decided to call them "Ash-en"
and so the previous footage was dubbed over.
strong episode which, again, doesn't necessarily end on a
Russian vehicle is ambushed and its cargo, a Jaffa, is taken.
Elsewhere, Carter is also abducted. While investigating, O'Neill
is contacted by Col. Maybourne, in whom SG-1 are forced to
trust in order to save Sam and solve the connection to the
Jaffa. The trail leads to deadly experiments conducted by
a reclusive billionaire...
Measures is an interesting episode, but a little slow
in places. The reclusive billionaire who has kidnapped the
Jaffa and Carter claims to have a good excuse for why he is
doing what he is, but it is never explained how he knows so
much about the Stargate project. The ending holds the episode
open for the producers to revisit in the future but I can't
help hoping that they don't. Not one of the better episodes.
Altough, it is nice to see Maybourne make an appearance.
ship heading for Earth is linked to the pod found through
the Alien Marty (last seasons Point Of No Return).
SG-1 find that Marty has become a consultant on a sci-fi series
called Wormhole X-treme, with a plot-line uncannily like the
Stargate programme. Yet Marty has no memory of their past
relationship or of the real SGC...
X-Treme is the third episode on this disc that helps if
you have seen previous episodes. This episode was filmed to
celebrate the shows 100th episode and if you haven't seen
the material on the previous discs flagging this up then you
obviously haven't been paying attention.
fact that the shows producers poke fun at themselves is refreshing,
but it didn't quiet live up to my expectations. Don't get
me wrong, it is very funny. It's just I was hoping for a little
more action on the Wormhole X-Treme set. It's good
to see that most of the extras are real people from behind
the scenes on the Stargate series and the fake-bloobers
at the end of the episode are probably the best part.
disc also has a video diary filmed by Christopher Judge, but
sadly it is for an episode not yet shown, so anyone watching
this will have the ending to that episode spoilt for them.
there are commentaries for each episode and without a doubt
the episodes where director Peter DeLuise is involved are
always worth watching. He really gets into the swing of things
and throws out funny line after funny line.
in all, an above average disc and a worthy addition to your
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