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Stargate SG-1 Season 8,
By A Customer
This review is from: Stargate SG-1 - Season 8 [DVD] (DVD)
Season 8 of the incredably successful Stargate SG-1 series continues on from the strength of Season 7.
After the stunning final two-part episode 'Lost City' from Season 7, the story quickly progesses to another threat - The Replicators.
The opening two-part story 'New Order' also deals with many new story fronts and is the foundation for spin-off series Stargate Atlantis.
There's a multitude of creative stand-alone episodes, such as 'Avatar', a semi-sequel to Season 2's 'The Gamekeeper' in which Teal'c is trapped inside a virtual reality simulation; 'Prometheus Unbound' introduces a brilliant character pairing when Daniel must stop a woman named Vala (played by Farscape's Claudia Black) from stealing the Prometheus; 'Citizen Joe' is a welcome walk down memory lane when a civilian named Joe Spencer (played by Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson) has visions of various Stargate missions since almost day one of the series, and we see how his obsession with it gradually ruined his life.
There are several big story arcs this season, specifically the Replicators and the Jaffa Rebellion. The former includes episodes such as 'Gemini' where Carter learns that Replicator leader Fifth has made a copy of her; and two-part episode 'The Reckoning', where the Replicators begin a full scale assault on our galaxy. The latter also comes to a head in 'The Reckoning', which is probably one of the most significant episodes in the entire series. One of the highlights of this season however, is the preceding episode 'Threads', that deals with the aftermath of 'The Reckoning' in a special 90-minute episodes (which I'm glad to say IS included on this dvd, and not the cut 60 minute version like on the US release). The season ends with a derivative but very enjoyable two-part episode 'Moebius' that deals with an accidental change in the timeline, but also rewards the team with something that sister show Atlantis needs for one of their important episodes! (the ZPM)
I could chat for several more paragraphs about this season, so it just goes to show that even in it's eighth year, Stargate continues to deliver the goods and has righly earned itself the respect of many sci-fi fans from across the world. Let's hope this continues in it's ninth and tenth seasons...!