Beyond the Gate: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to "Stargate SG-1" Paperback – 31 Oct 2002
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From the author of Slayer: The Totally Cool Unofficial Guide to Buffy. It may have once been dismissed by some as a quintessentially horrid piece of trainspotter-SF, but Stargate SG-1 has, like a fine wine, matured over six seasons from a basic movie spin-off into the best science-fiction show on television. And one that includes within its impressive arsenal of strengths, a sly and laconic wit - heavily pushed by the personality of its leading man and executive producer, Richard Dean Anderson. Stargate SG-1 is witty, inventive, surprising in all sorts of ways and massively popular across the globe. The series has tackled some very serious issues - racism, xenophobia, religious intolerance and debates surrounding individual choice - but it's also loads fun, full of pithy dialogue and knowing winks to its audience. Beyond the Gate, breaks down each of the series' one hundred plus episodes, focuses on the elements that make Stargate SG-1 so popular, and recurring themes like the way in which Sam Carter's boyfriends all die horribly.In categories likes The Wit and Wisdom of Jack O'Neill and Origins of the Species Keith Topping analyses over five seasons worth of episodes, uncovers possible influences, ackowldeges the moments when logic simply flies out of the window and provides trivia for use at dinner-parties and conventions. An indespensible guide to the Stargate universe.
Top Customer Reviews
I’ve only just started reading it today but it’s a really interesting book. The section that appeals to me most is called ‘Logic, let me introduce you to this window’ and this is the nitpicking section. To my embarrassment, being a die-hard nitpicker, even in the few episodes I’ve read so far Keith has spotted plenty of things I hadn’t! It’ll be fun going back through the videos again and seeing if I agree with his opinion.
The only inconvenient thing about this section is that the ‘nits’ are just listed in one long paragraph. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when he’s moving from one nit to the next; and when he puts in an explanatory sentence before a nit you find yourself reading that explanatory sentence and thinking, “Well what’s wrong with *that*?” before moving onto the next sentence and realising, “Oh, I see - *this* is the actual nit.Read more ›
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If you love Keith Topping other books, then you will definately love this. The best bits are the Wit and Wisdom of Jack O'Neill, and Logic, let me introduce you to this window. Read morePublished on 15 Oct. 2003 by deathisyourgift2001
Too many incorrect statements for a true fan. A complete waste of money, my advice save it for Thomasina Gibson's books
at least she knows what she is talking about. Read more
This book seems to be nothing more than a compendium of comments people have made on the fan sites and news groups. Read morePublished on 16 July 2003
"Beyond the Gate" logs all the episodes of Stargate that have been aired and even some from season 6 that have not yet. Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2003