Stargate SG-1 – Season 9 Boxed Set

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The Stargate is an intergalactic gateway, developed by an ancient civilization, that links other planets from other solar systems to ours. The U.S. Air Force assembles a Stargate team for interstellar peace-keeping missions. Boasting incredible special effects sequences, rapid-fire pacing and awesome scenes of alien warfare, STARGATE SG-1™ is your gateway to pulse-pounding, sci-fi action!
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Stargate SG-1 – Season 9 Boxed Set

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  1. Season 9 of stargate is by far the worse season of the series. Richard Dean Anderson’s departure just made things even worse. Its no wonder they are cancelling SG-1 on SciFi. If you want something good, pick up Atlantis Season’s one and two.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. So Sci Fi Channel is letting SG-1 die a merciful death–finally. The show jumped the shark about two seasons ago. Let it die, folks. Atlantis has ably picked up the theme. Still, if you have all the other box sets, you’ll need this (and 10 when it comes out) to have a sense of finality.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Stargate is becoming more and more like DragonBall Z: a powerful villain shows up, lays waste to everything, and is finally defeated 112 episodes later only to be replaced by ANOTHER villain who makes the previous guy look like Tinkerbell. First there was Apophis, then came Sokar, then came Anubis, then the Replicators AND Anubis again, and now in comes the Majin Buu of the SG universe: The Ori. The long-lost ascended brethren of The Ancients, The Ori rule a galaxy far, far away with fanatical religious indoctrination and decide to extend their influence in the Milky Way when Daniel Jackson accidentally stumbles on their turf. Making matters worse, the Ori use their ascended powers to equip their warriors with war machines that would make The Replicators turn tail and run.

    So essentially, the SGC is now fighting gods. REAL gods, not the fake ones in golden robes. It’s a good thing the show has been cancelled this year because this would be a tough act to follow.

    I like SG-1, but I have to admit the writing has gone downhill with great speed over the years, and I feel this season is the worst. The plots are taken in almost textbook fashion from the Star Trek manual, and the characters spend every scene re-explaining the plot to each other through unnecessary exposition. Ben Browder and Claudia Black bring their Farscape shenanigans to the SG universe, but the show doesn’t follow that energy and they end up being the resident clowns. And Beau Bridges is an absolute turnip as a replacement for Don Davis.

    Since the DVDs aren’t out, I can’t review the discs, but they’ll probably have their staple of excellent widescreen HD presentation, sporadic sprinkling of entertaining commentaries, and completely useless BTS extras. So I can’t recommend Season 9 for purchase to anyone but devout fans; this dog is on its last legs and needs to be put down.

    The best thing about this season is the superior CGI effects, and the refreshingly un-PC treatment of religious fanaticism, a sensitive topic these days. The Ori are every bit as domineering as ancient gods, and their followers (led by their almost unstoppable meta-human Priors) make no bones about their campaign for religious conquest or or the killing of unbelievers. The season finale is a surprisingly tense finish to a lame-duck season with one of the best endings I’ve seen in the entire series, the 3-part premiere episode is pretty solid, the season finale equally so, but aside from 3-5 decent episodes, the rest is just filler. Bad filler.

    On a final note, I highly recommend checking out the episodes “Crusade” and “Flesh and Blood” for a riveting performance by newcomer Tim Guinee who’s rendition of the rabidly pious Tomin is actually quite powerful and frightening.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. The Decline of a Great Series, January 21, 2007

    Reviewer: Confederate (Bethesda, MD) – See all my reviews

    Stargate SG-1 has battled successfully through ten long seasons. The Goa’uld have been beaten back, the series has neatly rid itself of Corin Nemec (Jonas Quinn) and, unfortunately, Don Davis (Gen. Hammond) and Dean Anderson (MacGyver…er Jack O’Neill). Also unfortunate was the addition of Ben Browder (Lt. Col. Cameron Mitchell) and Claudia Black (Vala). The new bad guys also hardly rival the Goa’uld. The Ori, thinnly disguised Muslim fanatics, also don’t quite develop as they should. It’s too bad. The show has made it through all these years without explaining why everyone in the universe speaks American English, replete with 21st Century idioms, and seems to wear American-style clothing and have the same cultural backgrounds. We don’t have one episode of Asian-like aliens, but the ranks of the Jaf’fa offer plenty of blacks and Hispanics to satisfy political correctness. The show made a concerted effort to revive after this wretched season, but is still bogged down by some of the characters. Still, why stop making it while it’s improving? This is probably the worst-ever season, followed by the Corin Nemec presence in Season 6. Bringing back Dean Anderson would be a good idea; and as long as Amanda Tapping and Michael Shanks are on the show, count me in. (I could watch Tapping recite the L.A. phone directory.)

    Rating: 3 / 5

  5. Let me start off by saying that I absolutely loved the first seven seasons. They had cohesive and original story lines and the show was actually about the stargate. I was excited when new episodes came on because I was curious on what new planet they would visit. They would explore new planets and actually do things. Now it’s like all they do is stand around and wisecrack. They should have ended the show the 7th season strongly, instead of now blatantly ‘milking the cow’ for every last bit.

    Of course this is going to receive about 99% ‘not helpful’s because either all the fans are brainwashed or because they’re die hard SG1 fans and any criticism would be blasphemous.

    O’neill was the pivotal character who tied other three together. Jackson and the others just can’t exist as a team because they lack chemistry needed for an entertaining team. Bringing in Browder and Bridges to try to ‘replace’ Anderson and Don S Davis is just plain wrong. It’s like taking Capt. Picard out of TNG and still calling it TNG. It simply can’t be done in a way to keep the show intact no matter how much you love the other characters. They are peripheral.

    Also, the overall seriousness of the show has really gone downhill. It seems they have substituted good storylines with wisecracking remarks. They’ve replaced a serious doctor by killing her off and replacing her with a wise cracking Lexa Doig. And added a wisecracking counterpart to Jackson’s character through a scantily clad Claudia Black. Clever writing is good but constant and incessant smartass remarks does not fill in for a poor plot.

    Don’t even get me started on the ‘new villians of the season.’ It’s starting to get as bad as the ‘monster of the week’ fest that plagued the X-Files. The Goa’Uld were awesome, the replicators weaker but these Aurai are just plain lame. I couldn’t help but roll my eyes when the Aurai first visited the SGC and set himself on fire. ha!

    The show just isn’t entertaining anymore and that should be reason enough to end the show. The stand alone stories are getting extremely desperate (think Teal’c getting stuck in the computer simulator). Season 8 was all ready pushing it really hard, this season is actually worse. I would look forward to a season 11 as much as i’m looking forward to Terminator 4.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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