DVD
Stargate SG-1
Volume 35

Starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Michael Shanks
MGM
RRP: 19.99
10001092
Certificate: PG
Available 03 May 2004


Having sustained an injury during an alien attack Carter awakens to find herself abandoned on the Prometheus and trapped in an unexplored nebula. Can she find a way out of the nebula before it destroys her ship, and only way home?...

Grace represents a bit of a sci-fi cliché. The Prometheus comes under attack and Carter is knocked unconscious, and when she awakes she is the only one left on board. But, as she tries to turn the ship around and go home, other members of SG-1, as well as her father, keep appearing to here and offering advice. Is she dreaming or suffering a near-death experience?

I won't spoil the ending, but being Stargate you know that the conclusion is not going to be what you expect.

This episode also sees Carter admit her feelings for O'Neill. Okay, I know there was a very subtle hint that there was some physical attraction in the last volume, but didn't we get over all that stuff in the first season? Going back to it now, for no real good reason, seems a little odd.

 

Jonas Quinn returns to SGC with news that the naquadria mines of Kelowna are not native to his world and are threatening to cause an explosion that could wipe out his world. Can SG-1 help before millions die?...

Fallout sees Corin Nemic return not only as an actor, but as the originator of the story. There are two main narratives in this episode. The first concentrates on coping with political differences, where different parties spend more time arguing over silly little points rather than getting on with trying to save their people. The second concentrates on scientific discovery and bears more than a passing resemblance to the movie The Core - with members of SG-1 burrowing a few miles under Kelowna's service in a huge drilling machine.

The suspense works well and what we end up with is a strong story, but one with a rather rushed conclusion.

 

Daniel experiences strange dreams centred on his possible knowledge of the Lost City of the Ancients. Carter, O'Neill and Teal'c think Daniel's mind is being manipulated against his will and must find a way to help him...

Chimera sees the return of Daniel's old girlfriend Sarah (now better known as Osiris). It also sees Carter grab herself a new boyfriend... and you know what that usually means - instant death for the poor sap. Or does it? Could this be the one? Or will he end up dead before the credits roll? You'll have to watch the episode to find out.

A good all round story, which only really falters when Carter falls in love with her brother's best friend too quickly and finds it really hard not to spill her guts about SG-1. Surely she would have been a bit tougher. The whole reason for having a cover is so that people don't ask about your job. Carter's cover is so dull, that even she feels like she can't hide the truth from anyone who mocks her job... at least that's how it seems.

 

After the Alpha site is compromised, Carter flees from a super warrior with a piece of technology that may be key to defeating Anubis' new army. With the enemy on her trail O'Neill and Teal'c race to find her before it's too late!...

Death Knell sees the return of Anubis's super warriors. But, no sooner has a mean bad guy appeared on the scene, than a new super weapon is introduced which can kill what was once thought unstoppable.

This episode also deals with the power struggle in the ranks of the Tok'ra - who suffer from a certain amount of Racism.

Peter DeLuise and Amanda Tapping provide the commentary, which is easily the most entertaining in this volume. DeLuise spends a lot of time discussing farting and Amanda "dirty girl" Tapping's sexy scenes with DeLuise's brother in the episode Chimera.

An above average episode.

 

Extras on this collection include SG-1 Director's series: Death Knell with Peter DeLuise and SG-1 Beyond the Gate: Richard Dean Anderson - which is one of the best interviews that has been included so far. This takes us outside of Stargate to show us a couple of charitable projects that Richard Dean Anderson is involved with.

Darren Rea

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