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4.0 out of 5 stars Jack O'Neill on speed !?
The first of these episodes sees the SG1 team get armbands from the Tok'ra which should enhance their natural abilities. IT WORKS !! Only Teal'c is unaffected, Daniel can read really quickly, Sam can invent really quickly, and Jack can ....?.... Oh, yes..... run really quickly. The humour is again great and you see the team for the first time involved in a brawl, in a...
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3.0 out of 5 stars One bad but three good episodes
"Divide & Conquer" - regarded by many fans as one of the worst "Stargate" episodes ever made this episode unfortunately suffers from poor plotting, sexist costuming, and the beginning of the unfortunate 'romance' between two of the main characters which so infuriated the show's US Air Force advisors and contributed to the dramatic dip in ratings...
Published on 22 Sept. 2001


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4.0 out of 5 stars Jack O'Neill on speed !?, 29 Oct. 2001
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The first of these episodes sees the SG1 team get armbands from the Tok'ra which should enhance their natural abilities. IT WORKS !! Only Teal'c is unaffected, Daniel can read really quickly, Sam can invent really quickly, and Jack can ....?.... Oh, yes..... run really quickly. The humour is again great and you see the team for the first time involved in a brawl, in a bar, with humans (Note, Daniel does not like being called weak!!).The story progresses and we find out that - as ever - the story the Tok'ra have given to the team is not quite accurate ! They have to try and destroy a new Goa'uld ship. During the ultimate destroying and escaping there is a lovely touching moment where Jack will not leave a stranded Sam (enhancing the Jack/Sam will they/won't they relationship storyline {this episode incidently is used to great effect in a series five offering, as a "flashback episode"}).
The second offering is OK, personally I feel that sometimes these Goa'uld biased stories get a bit boring when they don't actually help the story arc. Teal'c (Christopher Judge) has a nice main role and it is good to see some of the serious Jaffa exterior give way due to his past love turning up when least expected. A pleasant story not without a bit of suprise.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The surprisingly good Stargate series continues with style., 22 Mar. 2000
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Michael Dale (Banbury, Oxon England) - See all my reviews
This disc contains the first four episodes from the second series of sg1. The first thing that grabbed my attention was that the episodes are all presented in anamorphic widescreen. The picture is not going to win any awards though. It is variable in quality but this is due to the lower production values of TV, rather than a poor transfer. Indeed, it far surpasses the apalling video picture, as it should. The sound is also not as expansive as you'd expect from a new film. But unlike videotape you can crank up the volume without any distortion and enjoy a more film-like experience. The first episode continues directly on from the cliffhanger left at the end of the first series. The SG1 team are stuck on a Goa'uld warship headed for Earth. They are captured and have to race against time to save the entire planet. The second episode finds our heroes back on stargate duty and right in the thick of the action. Carter is infected with a Goa'uld with unexpected results. This and the third episode are great examples of how SG1 is different from many other TV shows. "In the line of duty" and "Prisoners", where the team are banished to a penal colony, result in unexpected and not always postive outcomes. The fourth is the weakest of the lot but still has plenty to offer. In "The gamekeeper" they are trapped in a virtual world where Daniel and O'neill are forced to relive pivotal moments in their lives.
All the actors are clearly comfortable in their roles and the willingness to show the heroes as less than perfect shines through in all the episodes. As long as they can keep this standard up we have a lot to look forward to.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best si-fi seris I have ever seen, 16 Feb. 2001
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Season three is by far the best season so far and with episodes like "Forever in a day" on a later DVD it just gets better and better. Season Four has just finished on Sky and I would watch every episode of all the seasons again and again Brilliant performances by all the cast especially Richard Dean Anderson who is brilliant in the role of Jack O'neill. The best episode on this DVD is "Point of view". Will SG1 save the alternate Earth from the Gou'alds. Watch and see.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!, 13 Jun. 2002
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Torri (Connecticut, USA) - See all my reviews
A great DVD for any Stargate SG-1 fan. Episodes contain humour, angst, action... everything that sums up this fantastic show.
"Beneath the Surface" is my favourite, following on from the previous volume's "Divide and Conquer." Even though the team's memories have been altered, not even that can prevent Carter and O'Neill from expressing feelings for each other, without the restrictions of the Air Force regulations. Even if you're not a fan of the pairing, you have to be heartless not to feel something for them.
"Point of No Return" is another great episode, with some excellent scenes between Richard Dean Anderson (O'Neill) and guest star Willie Carson, who plays the conspiracy nut Martin. There are some classic scenes here, including Teal'c trying to blend in while out on Earth, and 'the baddies' trying to outsmart Daniel and Carter.
"Scorched Earth" and "Tangent" are both visually stunning episodes, and are also well worth a look.
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5.0 out of 5 stars StarGate at its best!, 20 Oct. 2002
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Niall "aniallator" (Melbourne) - See all my reviews
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I was enticed into the world of SG-1 by my sister who has 20 stargate DVDs and counting!! This, however is my favourite volume out of all them (apart from volume 1 - the return of SG-1). It has a varied collection of episodes, including the accidental strengthening of Apophys' army and power over the Goa-uld community with the help of a re-programmed mine. An episode looking at the future of SG-1 in 2010, when the Goa'uld have been defeated and a clean community has been produced, however, is it a plot to rid of all humans?
The Stargate series has intrigued me to a level where I can't get enough of it. Personally, I didn't think much of the film, but the following series has taken it so much further, with the help of a little humour - from Richard Dean Anderson (plays-Colonel Jack O'Neill). I recommend you at least watch a few of the episodes on either this DVD or volume 1 which shows a threat to our own world, Earth.
A well thought out series which should have done a lot better!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two of the best Stargate SG-1 episodes so far., 12 Feb. 2001
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In 'Fire and Water' Daniel Jackson is kidnapped by an alien on another planet and taken to its home under the water. When the rest of SG-1 return to earth their memories have been altered to show Daniel Jackson burning to death. In 'Hathor' it's up to Samantha Carter and Dr. Fraiser to save the SGC and all the males from Hathor's power. Both of these were excellent episodes because they see a lot more of Dr. Fraiser helping out.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One bad but three good episodes, 22 Sept. 2001
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"Divide & Conquer" - regarded by many fans as one of the worst "Stargate" episodes ever made this episode unfortunately suffers from poor plotting, sexist costuming, and the beginning of the unfortunate 'romance' between two of the main characters which so infuriated the show's US Air Force advisors and contributed to the dramatic dip in ratings the show suffered in Season Four.
"Window of Opportunity" - a fun "Groundhog Day" romp with O'Neill and Teal'c caught in a time loop and having to live the same day over and over again. There are some very funny scenes with some great comic timing displayed by Richard Dean Anderson (O'Neill) and Christopher Judge (Teal'c).
"Watergate" - not as exciting as some "Stargate" episodes but with very impressive special effects, a storyline reminiscent of James Cameron's "The Abyss", and a fine guest starring role for Marina Sirtis.
"The First Ones" - an excellent episode in every way written by the multi-talented Peter DeLuise with a wonderful performance by Dion Johnstone as the Unas 'Chaka' who abducts Daniel Jackson (Michael Shanks). An episode that is understandably very popular with fans and has already spawned an equally excellent sequel. The DVD is worth buying for this episode alone.
The audio commentaries by the directors are also very interesting and full of fascinating insights into the making of the show.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a glowing recommendation of stargatesg-1 volume 2.6, 18 April 2001
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The spirits is a light hearted episode. It offers both comedy in the form of a confused american indian and a serious note in the form of a missing team. It discusses the issue of fair trade between earth and other planets as well as alien species views of how earth handels hard situations. The tokra part one goes back to a previous episode were captain samantha carter was taken over my a gould. In this episode she remembers one of the goulds memories about a race of people called the tokra who would be a useful allie to earth. It also reinstates the issue about captain carters fathers condition which posses a problem of getting home. This episode is extremely gripping with some small light hearted moments from colonel jack o neill. Once you've seen this episode you'll have to see part 2 it just gets better.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Prisioners' and 'Gamekeeper', 14 Nov. 2000
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The first of these two episodes 'Prisioner', is my favourite on this tape. SG1 find themselves imprisioned for acidently aiding and abbetting a murderer. The locals in prision aren't too friendly (and the food looks disgusting!), they have to escape, but at what price....
Second episode 'Gamekeeper' is an average episode. SG1 are trapped in a virtual reality simulation, doomed to relive painful moments of thier past. Daniel has to witness his parent's death repeatedly, and O'Niell has to watch as a dear friend dies under his command....how will they escape this torture....
Over all, a good tape. I've watched both episodes several times, and I'm not bored of them yet!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Both episodes are top notch and deliver high quality drama., 26 Jun. 2001
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cmfoxlandscapes@cs.com (Horsham, West Sussex. England) - See all my reviews
'Crystal Skull' gives the viewer a chance to see a little more of Daniel Jacksons family and the way the scientific community viewed Jacksons 'theories' about the Pyramids creation. This is a very cleverly devised episode and was a lot of fun to watch. Cliff hanging episodes - the ones where you have to wait for two or three months to see the second installment - can be a nuisance. But having said that, the episode 'Nemesis' is an excellent reason to wait all that time. The return of the Asgard see the team up to their collective necks in a race to prevent world dominance by the Replicators. Five star story telling.
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