Ruminations on TV Shows, Comics, And Music
While I was living in the intolerable flesh oven of Mesa, Arizona, I worked for a family who obsessively watched Stargate. I liked the family, and I liked the episodes, but it was the fifth or sixth season, and things were constantly being explained to me. Things I probably didn't need to know.
I'm not sure what possessed me to trackdown the movie, and start to watch the series it inspired, but I've decided to do another condensed series chronology a la my Star Trek and Doctor Who recommendations. I'm aiming for ten seasons of ten episodes each, but there's always some wriggle room.
Stargate is basically Star Trek where Earth is the ship most episodes originate from. There's a ton of classic sci-fi tropes, conspiracy theories, and completely incorrect science. For this chronology, I'm focused on interesting character studies, cool (even if technically incorrect) science, and drama that isn't quite melodrama (despite the swelling Stargate theme). I've left out some major episodes that introduce characters and plots that come up later because I care more about where a story goes than when it begins. But each of these episodes should be easy to follow, even if you've never seen any previous episode.
With the Goa'uld and Replicators defeated last season, we have some new enemies put on the board. And this season, we see two major warfronts, as both SG1 and Atlantis begin focusing on being more of a miltary drama. Think of the evolution from Star Trek The Next Generation to Star Trek Deep Space Nine.