I wish all the good television series’ I loved, when canceled abruptly or unexpectedly, made a movie to wrap up the details so nicely. Stargate SG-1, with a running of ten years, hooked fans first with the continuation of the movie made famous with Kurt Russell and James Spader. I have to admit, though, the movie didn’t hook me like it did many others. It reminded me too much of Doom, which I really didn’t like. Regardless, though, the idea and storyline of the movie is what passed onto the series SG-1.
Add Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, and Michael Shanks, and you’re onto something.
As the series ran on, many great actors appeared, some in short-lived roles and some not. The character development became much more appealing the further the series went, and their backstories turned into something I could identify with.
Toward the end, the stars from SG-1 “introduced” Stargate fans to the new characters in Stargate Atlantis, the series that took over when SG-1 was cancelled. I can’t say I was all that thrilled with Atlantis at first, especially since it took the place of my beloved SG-1, but I watched a few episodes and decided to give it a chance.
That did not assuage my ire over SG-1 ending, though. Imagine my total glee when rumors began surfacing of a movie the SG-1 crew was working on that would be the swan song of the series. EXCELLENT!
I will save the full movie critique for another post because it’s late and I have to get this post posted before midnight to keep up with the “post a day” challenge.