TV Review: “Stargate SG-1”

Welcome to Throwback Thursday!
Written by M. Lion, CFR herself!

Stargate SG-1

Stargate SG-1 promo picture

OVERALL: Oh Stargate SG-1 I love you. I miss you. I am wearing out my DVDs.

Know that as I write this I have just come off a 2-day binge watch of SG-1. It was fun to see what I had remembered/forgotten and what Hubby had remembered/forgotten. We enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Hubby pulled out our SG-1 DVDs two weeks ago and began to watch them again. I knew I loved this show, I just had forgotten how much. Watching SG-1 again is like being with your best friend after a year apart. It is just joyful and happy and oh my but I miss this show.

It went off air nine years ago, but first appeared in 1997. Hence the Throwback Thursday part.

I love this show. It is the one show that when it ends, I wish I could go into the show and live with the characters. I feel an ache of missing when it is done. Oh just Huzzah SG-1!

POINTS: All of it. Just a beautifully execute show.

PITFALLS: It is no longer on air and there are no new episodes. *SOB*

FEMALE CHARACTER(S): Oh Sam. Major Samantha Carter. Sam, Sam, Sam. So perfectly played by Amanda Tapping. I love you. What a great character! She is the science brains of the unit and it is awesome. Yet she is never insulting nor is she insulted. She is very well written and I just ADORE her! I also adore Amanda Tapping – girl crush time – and would happily carry her swag at any convention.

There is also Teryl Rothery who plays Dr. Janet Fraiser, another fun woman character. Later in the series Vala Mal Doran played perfectly by Claudia Black takes the screen which gives the SG-1 team two female team members working together without competition! That is good. Basically all female characters on the show who are our core heroines work together like the men do and that is nice equality.

Also Note: The Barb Harm Observation. My buddy Barb Harm years ago pointed out how she liked Star Trek: The Next Generation because it dressed women over 25 attractively. In other words, women who were 60+ still got to wear beautiful costumes and were considered important characters even though they weren’t sex symbols. Very nice. SG-1 also does this so YAY!!!! I love seeing a wide variety of women guest stars appear in all ages, shapes, and sizes and get to wear lovely costumes. Well done!

CULTURAL PITFALL(S): My only complaint is that in the beginning of the show they did not yet have their “feminist” voice. So sometimes the dialogue and action are just well, not right. However and huzzah!! The show fixed itself very very quickly and moved a long wonderfully. Now I can say it is a show devoid of much sexist and racist nonsense. 🙂

HIGH POINT(S): ALL OF IT! Though I personally think the reason it rocks so much is that the cast and crew liked working with each other. They had fun. That comes across on screen.

BECHDEL TEST (Website): 1 of 3 to 3 of 3. Mostly it stayed in the 2 of 3 range but huzzah when it didn’t because rarely do the female characters in this show talk about the male characters in a romantic sense. If ever. ‘Tis good.

RACIAL BECHDEL TEST (Website): 1 of 3 to 3 of 3. This depended a lot of guest stars. Hooray for Christopher Judge playing Teal’c!!!

IMDB: Stargate SG-1 (TV Series – 1997-2007)

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:  Stargate Official MGM Site

DVD/BLU-RAY WORTHY: Oh yes!! Already own all 10 seasons. Thinking of upgrading to Blu-Ray…

LION PAW PRINTS:  5 of 5. Any show that puts longing in my heart for it, well, that’s a 5. 🙂

FINAL THOUGHT: Ok so in season two there is an episode called Prisoners. The villain in that episode is NOT who you think it will be. Needless to say I kept wishing that villain would appear again. Must now search the fanfic or write my own….

Original SG-1 team - friends

Part of SG-1’s greatness comes from the chemistry and friendship in the cast. Huzzah!

stargate sg-1 trailer season 1

Stargate SG-1 promo pic

Stargate SG-1 – promotion pic with several seasons of characters

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Stargate SG-1 – header graphic combined season casting.

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The original SG-1 team!

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Just about everyone on the SG-1 universe.

 

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