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.