Episodes on this DVD:"Red Sky". A picturesque location shoot and a questioning of faiths distinguishes this episode. After an unavoidable accident initiates a global catastrophe on planet K'Tau, Sam forces Jack and the others to decide between technology or primitive faith. Naturally, Daniel is for the latter, and ultimately the show stands tall by leaving its resolution up to the interpretation of the viewer.
"The Rite of Passage". Some Stargate guest stars just don't get a break. Cassandra, the poor little girl turned into a human bomb four years ago ("Singularity") is now a teenager experiencing a far more problematic "Rite of Passage" than she deserves. Infected with a secretly dormant retro-virus, she also seems to be seeing a ghostly form no one else can see. And for once, there's an opportunity for Dr Fraiser to do more than jab needles too!
"Beast of Burden". An interesting mix of the movie Enemy Mine and the Biblical tale of Daniel and the Lion. Here it's Daniel Jackson who had previously befriended the Unas "Beast" Chaka (Dion Johnstone) in "The First Ones". There's an agreeable political stance taken on slave labour and animal captivity too, aided enormously by the star calibre cameo of Larry Drake.
"The Tomb". Paired up with their on/off adversaries the Russians(!), SG-1 enjoys a spot of Indiana Jonesing around "The Tomb". Throw in a little Alien-style hunt and seek with an unseen predator, and you have a terrific movie mish-mash in which Jack manages an all-time high in sarcastic barbs. --Paul Tonks
This DVD is great much like all of them
I cant recommend this enough,
Go buy it now, The episodes are great, Amanda Tapping is gorgeous as usual, Jack O'neil is as funny as ever, and even t'eal has his funny moments.
I hope Stargate never ends, especially if it stays at this quality.
"Rites of Passage" is a good opportunity to show what Teryl Rothery as Doctor Janet Frasier can do - why hasn't she got a credit?!? It's great to see her do something other than harrass SG-1 with post-mission physicals. Frasier is one of the best reaccuring characters on the show, and this is just an example of why she should be given more to do.
The other three episodes: "Red Sky," "Beast of Burden" and "The Tomb" are all good episodes, but nothing exceptional.
Perhaps the best feature of the DVD is Amanda Tapping's fantastic video diary, which really gives you an insight into what it is like behind the scenes there. The DVD is almost worth it just for that (and seeing Janet hold a gun on a Goa'uld in "RoP")
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