One of very few solo spotlights came from Christopher Judge writing his own show, when "The Changeling" saw Teal'c act out a life as a fireman. One reason for being a fan favourite was its cameo from still-alive-after-all Daniel Jackson. There'd be several more through the year, culminating in a finale that tested how much attention you'd been paying to that all-important back-story.
Other kooky cameos included Dean Stockwell in one of the many spotlights on the energy resource n'quadria, Ian Buchanan as one of the devilish Replicators (and hopefully the end of that plotline) and regular spots from John DeLancie, Ronny Cox and Tom McBeath as the Earth-bound series baddies. More pertinently, we also saw Byers from The X-Files (Bruce Harwood) as a scientist involved with the Antarctic Gate. Lest we forget, there are other portals on Earth. Is that an already planned spin-off on the horizon? --Paul Tonks
As Jonas Quinn, Corin Nemec had the literal and metaphorically thankless task of filling a dead man's shoes. Or possibly an ascended man's sandals, but we won't quibble...
And Like Marmite, you either loved him or hated him, poor lamb.
Having been an SG-1 fan since its beginning, I was sad the Daniel/Jonas debate seemed to eclipse what was for me, one of SG-1's stronger series'.
Throughout Season 6, the scriptwriters certainly hiked up the quality of the guest stars:-
David Hewlett's wondrous creation Rodney MacKay makes a welcome return in the opening two parter, 'Redemption'.
Happily for his fans, MacKay is now whingeing away on Atlantis - but at this juncture in Season 6, the scriptwriters were playing 'guess Daniel's replacement' and MacKay made a supremely entertaining red herring.
Meanwhile, Jonas drinks a lot of Tea and eats more fruit than is probably healthy, as lots of anxious boffins stare anxiously at PC screens and attempt (anxiously) to defeat Anubis. Booo!
Jonas is also equipped with a photographic memory. (Must be all that fruit) This makes him aware of all SG-1's past missions Therefore preventing cast members re-explaining storylines for the sake of the new guy. Hooray!
Fruit guzzling aside, there are some little gems contained in this season:
'The Changeling' is penned by Teal'c's alter ego Christopher Judge and niftily provides Michael Shanks a "surprise" cameo as - gasp! - a Doctor!
Teal'c ("T") gets to snog a human girl! Double gasp! And we get to see Apophis again. (Yay!
Other episodes include the introduction of a miracle cure to the Jaffa race after an encounter with the Tok’ra mother which could lead to the end of Gou’ld oppression and ultimately the downfall of the system lords and all of Gou’ld dominance in the galaxy. The Azguard also make some appearances with regard to Commander Thor and the Replicator’s where previously the robot ‘Reece’ who besieged the SGC has opened up some clues as to how to defeat them. O’Neil has some close encounters of his own this season as the last remaining un-ascended ‘Ancient’ is discovered at the site of where the second Stargate was found in the first series and O’Neil goes down with a bit of a cold that only a Tok’ra symbiote can cure.
The whole series is excellent from start to finish, that is, finishing with a shocking mission to Abydos that will leave you wondering what happens next until the premier episode of series 7.
Richard Dean Anderson is SO funny....
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