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THE BEST SEASON,
This review is from: Stargate SG-1 - Season 8 [DVD] (DVD)
Stargate has retained a massive level of consistency over the years, staying at the same level of quality, if not getting even a little bit better: it has always retained the humour, the characterisation and the excitement and the ACTION that has made it so loved.
Since season seven, there has been more of a focus on characterisation and a tad bit more humour: and i for one welcome this, as the characters have always been the best aspect of the show: season eigght continues this trend, and also the trend of even better quality than ever before!
there is only two weak episodes in here: *its good to be king and *Sacrifices, that is all, only two. the rest are a great bunch of mostly stabnd alone episodes which are, although stand alone in nature have links to the main story arc. The quality is simply stunningly consistent, with a remarkable quality of writing, story, acting and characterisation and excitement present all of the season.
Highlights include the opening two parter: *New order Parts one and Two which is very exciting with plenty of plot twists and has some absolutley lovely character moments: jack taking control of the asgard ship (!) and carters "talk" with teal'c. *Affinity is another highlight for me as it is an eoisode with very little action, it is a mystery with a huge focus on characterisation and intrigue, and manages to be very intriguing, with, again, some brilliant little character moments, such as, wel, basically every darn scene teal'c is in! *Promtheus unbound is a highlight, as it barely feels like a ep of sg-1! it is so silly, it is almost like some sitcom (albeit set in space) but it WORKS! very well, in fact and is stuffed with brilliant scenes, and of course, Claudia black who is great in it: not exactly an exciting ep, but VERY VERY funny, and extremely enjoyable. *Reckoning parts one and two are possibly the best episodes of stargate ever made; they wrap up most of the majore storylines, bringing the end to both the main enemies in the show, and are impossibly epic: there is so much going on, so much peril and a sense of doom, that you are kept on the edge of your seat the whole time, with some humour (as always) thrown in for good emasure, to lighten you up at te more darker points: watch out for the secenes where the replicators swarm about stargate command! aboslutely terrifying. *threads is basically a continuation of reckoning and wraps up the whole anubis/ascended daniel mystery, and although not as action packed or tense as the previous two parter is JUST as good, if not even better, as it is basically one big drama (big being the operative word, as it is an extended episode) but still manges to be so exciting! it is a great drama, and i think that that, or reckoning should have been the season finale, as *moebius parts one and two", while brilliant episodes, dont really have a big "Season finale" feel, while threads and reckoning do, doenst really matter thoygh, you can just switch the dvd's around, and pretend Threads is the season finale, it doesnt make a bit of difference.
To conclude this (unfortunately, sorry) long review, let me just say that this IS my faveourate season of stargate, simply because of the quality level, and its consistency of that quality. this was a stunning season, the best, and i hope my review encourages others to buy it!