Sunday, June 24, 2012

To the Stars Through a Little Gate

For the last couple of months, I've been watching Stargate SG1. And within the last couple of days, I entered into season six. This means that I am now halfway through the series. What do I think of it? It's a fun show. It can be somewhat campy at times, but it never outweighs the fun.

The show has a space opera vibe it, and, if it helps, you can see it not only through the predictable plot-lines, but also through the stereotypical characters as well.. The SG1 team is composed of a dry humored colonel, a stoic warrior, and two academics (one scientist, one archaeologist/linguist) who spend much of their time exploring new worlds, meeting new people, making allies, and fighting enemies.

The show starts off with an interesting premise: humans have been spread throughout the galaxy to be hosts to a parasitic race that pretends to be gods. The show mainly focuses on Egyptian mythology, which is covered by the Gou'ald, and a little bit on Norse mythology, covered by the Asgard, who are little gray men.

Overall, it's a really fun show. If you have Netflix, check it out (and the spin-offs). And I'll probably write another post or two once I near the series finale.

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