Becka's Babble

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Goodbye, Stargate SG-1

If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you'll know I'm a Stargate geek through and through. DH and I never watched SG-1 when it first began. We liked the movie well enough, but thought the show always looked cheesy. (Didn't it start out on Showtime, then move to the Sci-Fi Channel?)

Anyhow, in about season 7 of Stargate, we were somehow convinced to watch the show, and with 7 seasons available for purchase, we quickly bought them all, watching many episodes a day on the weekends. Yes, we're couch potatoes.

But we came to love the show, because unlike the movie, it delved into a rich, deep mythology behind the gates, the goa'uld, the jafa... And having endless possibilities of stepping through the gate and going to a different world every week was just too compelling.

True, every world looked like Canada (lol) and you couldn't suspend your disbelief that when the team stepped through the wormhole, that one Medieval village (why was it always Medieval? :P) spoke for the ENTIRE planet. And the fact everyone spoke English in the galaxy was a bonus.

But despite all that corny campiness, the show never took itself seriously and ALWAYS had fun making jokes about itself. The "Wormhole Extreme" episodes were a testament to that, as well as the classic 200th episode, which had my DH and I literally rolling on the floor.

Even though we haven't been around for the entire ten year run of the show, DH and I have watched every single Stargate episode (even Atlantis), and we love it dearly. The addition of Claudia Black and Ben Browder were genius, in my opinion, and only seeing them hang around for a season or two is disappointing to say the least.

It would seem Amanda Tapping (Samantha Carter) will be joining Atlantis next season, but truth be told, DH and I want to see Vala or Col. Mitchell over there instead. Atlantis already has a brainiac in Dr. McCay, and personally, I'm not too looking forward to McCay and Carter's battle of brains, unless McCay is leaving the show (which would SUCK because despite his annoying character, I love the guy).

There are so many things I could say about this show, about how Michael Shanks did a better James Spader doing Daniel Jackson than James Spader himself... About how I always thought they'd give Bra'tac some heroic death scene, but they kept him around season after season (good for them)... About how Teal'c's grasp of human pop culture never ceased to make me crack up...

So many good memories. What a great show. I'm sad to see it end, but happy Atlantis is still going strong. Ronin is a sweet-ass character, and you all know how I feel about Col. Sheppard. :P Here's to many more seasons of Atlantis, and may we see some of our old friends from time to time. Many thanks to all involved with Stargate SG-1, the networks, the actors, the writers, who made the show come alive, and thanks for entertaining us for so long (10 years) and so unfailingly week after week with compelling episodes that made you laugh and cry.

Goodbye, Stargate SG-1. I'll miss you. **sniffle**



At 4:36 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay, I liked the guy on the left and the guy in the glasses. That's all I know. Or am I mixing it up with the show with the muppet type things and the woman with long dark hair and the guy on the left? Did they ever get back together by the way?

Not a geek, evidently.

At 5:00 PM , Blogger Becka said...


The guy on the left is Ben Browder. The guy on the right (with the glasses) is Michael Shanks.

Ben Browder used to be in a sci-fi show with Claudia Black (black-haired girl who plays Vala on SG-1) called Farscape. They were "castaways" from Farscape when that show ended. And yes, Ben and Claudia, who's characters were John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, did eventually get together, and they even had a baby at the end of the series.

Now that Ben and Claudia are on SG-1, they don't have that romantic background, because obviously, they now play different characters. Claudia (who is now Vala Maldaraan) is the pseudo-love-interest for Daniel Jackson (guy with the glasses).

The show you're thinking of with the muppet was Farscape. AWESOME show in it's own right as well.

Clear as mud? :P


At 8:44 AM , Blogger Dana said...

My husband was devastated when he found out SG-1 was done. We have watched it for years!

At 9:03 AM , Blogger Becka said...

Yes, it was indeed bittersweet watching that final episode. However, it ended just as I thought it would, with them walking through the Stargate to another unknown adventure...




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