of Stargate SG-1 can now purchase the entire fifth
season as one complete boxset. This collection is basically
the six discs that were originally released, but now inserted
into a rather attractive cardboard box.
five never quite manages to match the same quality as season
four, but it is still a fantastic season. It sets off in the
right direction with Enemies. The replicator bugs are
back and are much meaner (and you can tell the effects department
have been given bags more cash to throw at the effects). While
this episode does not conclude the season four cliff-hanger
as predictably as I had thought it would (stranded light-years
from Earth without a Stargate how will our heroes get back
home? Simple! Board Apophis's ship and use his Stargate) the
alternative solution is much better executed and I now know
why I am not a script writer for the show.
of this season include the Teal'c story Threshold where
we get to see how everyone's favourite Jaffa came to be in
the employ of Apophis, why he chose to defy his goa'uld master
and charts his history right up until the time he meets up
with SG-1 for the first time.
Fifth Man is intriguing. With a fifth member of SG-1 appearing
on the scene. But why is it that SGC treat him as though he
has always been a part of SG-1? Some great acting and a well
plotted script keep the viewer in suspense for the duration.
Tomb is a well paced, no-brainer episode. Sit
back and enjoy the ride. This has all the best elements of
Aliens condensed into 45 mins. The plot unravels at
a cracking pace and the whole episode reminds us why Stargate
is such a damn great series.
X-Treme is the shows 100th episode and brings back
Martin Lloyd, the alien - who doesn't know he's an alien -
trapped on Earth. This time around he is the writer on a sci-fi
TV show which has more than a passing resemblance of the SGC.
The 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.
which sees SG-1 return to Earth with an artificial humanoid
is one of my personal favourites of this season. It was written
by James Tichenor, who is responsible for leading the visual
effects team. While the episode itself is fairly run-of-the-mill
there are two nice twists which are quite shocking. The conclusion
is so unexpected that it makes you question everything you
every knew about one member of the SGC, but it is an incredibly
are tons of extras including commentaries and actor's video
diaries which help to make this collection fantastic value
for money. All
in all this collection is a must buy for any serious SG-1
fan and the fact that the discs come in at around £10
each is even better news.
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