Stargate Season 9… What A Shame…

Yes I admit it, I am a massive Stargate SG-1 fan. Loved the Stargate movie and when I heard they were doing a series based on the film, I gasped as I expected something quite dull. However amazingly, the series turned out to be something very special indeed and not at all dreary.

That is until season 9 appeared on Sky One…

First of all I have had to get used to the quite drastic change in casting. No more General O’Neill, no more General Hammond and so many others have either been killed off or no longer feature. Stargate SG-1 just doesn’t feel the same, and now in my humble opinion, has lost its soul. I now dread Season 10 and although I will watch every episode as an avid Stargate fan, I miss the simpler times. Yes the simpler times when it was exploration based on present day technology. Now it is more like a twisted Star Wars or Star Trek universe, battling around the galaxy in huge space ships and even bigger ego’s.

The appeal for me was certainly the feeling that as a human race, we were so behind all the other aliens, now all we seem to do is kick ass and move along to the next target. Even Stargate Atlantis, which should be an absolute smash series, is going far too fast for my liking. They have already mastered how to control Atlantis and all the technology from what feels like episode 1 and they are flying around again in ships. The basis of Stargate was simple exploration. Facing foes with our limited technology, with only our strong willingness to survive and of course, wits, eventually helping them to save the day once more. It is such a shame!

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5 thoughts on “Stargate Season 9… What A Shame…

  • never watched a single episode of Stargate, but if ya fancy a change I would recommend FireFly :)

  • It’s a TV show that was shown on sky a while back, brought back into the light as a movie follow on has just been releashed known as ‘Serenity’ it’s kinda like a not as advanced star trek with a Han Solo type capatin to the ship, They are scavengers, the ship keeps breaking down, no real aliens as such apart from the zombie like Reavers. But there is a certain humour to the captain, crew that cannot be expalined unless you watch ‘the Serentiy film is actually an excellent introduction to the series and even newbies learn the characters quickly…

    By the way the captain is the ‘shoots Greedo first kinda’ Han Solo

  • Couldn’t agree with you more (about the SG-1 season 9 changes). The show has indeed lost its soul, with a shallow cast and storyline. As far as we are concerned Stargate SG-1 finished at the end of season 8.

    What would we see beyond season 10? Heroic Americans battling against a foe from another universe?? Then we will have season 20 where it turns out that there are enemies within the very fabric of space time, to be followed by season 30 in which they have to do battle with God who has decided they have become too cocky and need putting back in their place. The franchise comes to a close in season 40. Having kicked God’s ass with an ancient deity weapon, which they find beneath the ocean of uranus, they are forced to fight their final battle against their ultimate enemy, reality! A battle in which they ultimately lose.

    In all seriousness, it really is a shame it lost its magic. As the saying goes, all good things….


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