Wow, I just got through watching this... did I say watching? I meant listening to this story.
I love stargate, my favorite series by far. Micheal Shanks is one of my favorite actors and his character is my favorite on Stargate.
I saw this CD, but wasn't sure how much I'd like it. I've never listened to fiction in audio format before (except a Stephen King audiobook a while back) so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
I was expecting nothing more than a reading, perhaps a dramatic reading.
But this is nothing like I would of thought possible. This is one of the most enjoyable hours I have spent in a while.
The whole time I was listening to the audio I could see the characters come to life in my mind, the acting was amazing.
This audio book is much more than a reading, it has special effects, a soundtrack and other actors.
This was quite the experience for me, and has prompted me to buy the rest in the series (check my other reviews for reviews on those audios).
So now let me review this story.
This story is a Daniel Jackson story.
It has to deal with alternate realities, and of course a "gift of the gods". I don't want to get too much into what this is as part of figuring it out is figuring out the story. suffice it to say, this is a great story that ties in well with the earlier seasons of Stargate back when they were just starting out and only had but a few enemies.
This was a great story, I enjoyed revisiting the characters, Jack, Sam, Teal'c, Hammond and more.
Let me wrap this up.
Story 5/5 (yes it is that good, very good. I want to listen to it again, and likely will as soon as I finish this review)
Acting 5/5 Michael does a great job, and he really brings the story to life
Audio 5/5 p90 fire, weapons blast, and SGC sound effects galore, wow, I never imagined this would happen. It brought so much joy to the experience it really made this into an over the top production, more than worthy of purchase
Bonus Content 5/5 The story is about 1 hour long, then for about 8-10 minutes we have an interview with Micheal Shanks. This is a great addition and I love how they are doing this series and how they are treating it.
Bottom line. Pick it up! If you've watched only a few episodes of Stargate (enough to know the characters) you will find much joy in this audio. Everyone is brought to life, and this is just one of those stories that you will not easily forget with time.
If you're a hardcore sg-1 fan, of course you'll love this audio.
I bought this with low expectations. I expected to get a pretty ok story but be entertained and get to reminisce on older times, instead I got so much more. I cant recommend this enough.
My only complaint, 6 "episodes" for this season (only 3 of which are from SG1). Season 2 has been planned (I think they come out in may - august) and I cannot wait to get my hands on them. I hope "season 3" will have a few more episodes (maybe 6 each? :) )
Best part? I can quickly and easily revisit this wonderful series at any moment by popping in the cd and listening.
When I want to watch Stargate now I tend to watch whole seasons, with this new format I can kick back and relax and take a visit through the stargate and explore new stories at my own pace.
Bottom Line: Pick It Up, Highly Recommended