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I cried... I didn't expect to but I did; moreso because it was the end of an era NOT because of the episode.  At the risk of sounding REALLY strange, the "Stargate Experience" went WAY beyond just watching a television show for me. 

Stargate was the show that pretty dragged me into the computer world.  And the ways THAT changed my life are amazing.  I have met people that I never would have had the chance to meet any other way.  I have met friends all over the country that I NEVER would have gone to meet without the wonders of the internet.  I've gone to Vancouver and Little Rock to meet "total strangers" that possible know me better than any oneelse in the world.  If you would have told me ten years ago that I would get on an airplane because of a television show I would have said that you were loony.... but that was before Stargate, the internet and meeting all of you.

NOW... as for the episode, I LIKED that it involved only our cast.  There were no extra characters to muddle up the comradarie (sp?) of "our" gang.  One thing.... Why didn't they wish for a few naquada generators or at least a power source?  That "wishing" thing was a bit much  You can get a cello but nothing USEFUL?

I DIDN'T like throwing the asgard to the sacrificial plot gods.  They are just another casualty in a "dramatic loop" that the writers seemed to fall into the last few seasons.  Can't they let ANYONE live anymore?  Do they HAVE to kill off all of the secondary characters and races?  No wonder they had to end the show!  They had no characters/races left to deal with.

I do wish it would have been a little more "special."  "Lost City" was a FINALE!! this was good but I don't think it encompused everything SG1 like THAT episode did.     And I still think that they should have used "Time in a Bubble.... errr... Bottle" for the song.

It STILL upsets me that they felt the need to milk this cash cow for ALL that it is worth.  They can't even finish the show DURING the show!?!  They are going to make you PAY to see an ending???  There is something SO not right about that.  We've watched for ten seasons.... I would hope that they owed US something for that.

Okay, there is my rant and my praise..... for what it is worth.


Take care all!  Happy Saturday!!


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It STILL upsets me that they felt the need to milk this cash cow for ALL that it is worth. They can't even finish the show DURING the show!?! They are going to make you PAY to see an ending??? There is something SO not right about that. We've watched for ten seasons.... I would hope that they owed US something for that.



I think we will get to see them free. Well, free if you don't count your cable fees. I read on SyFyPortal that they were going to be telemovies that would also be released on DVD.

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My wife and I also enjoyed this 'last' show, however, NJ remember the Asgard said about three or four season ago that they were a dying race, so this was not THAT far out, I guess.

Also, the cello added to the sad feelings the writers wanted to give (what 'happy' songs can a cello play, anyway?). But you are right, they should have gone with more naq generators! Didn't you like Thor's image doing the Windows 'Illegal function' errrr 'That is not possible'? My wife and I were kinda upset that Sam forgot that MOST of what they had done with Asgard tech was ALWAYS considered 'NOT possible'!!! She should've just said, 'The HECK with it, I wanna try something NOW!!!' Of course, when it DIDN'T work, they would have had to have thirty minutes of 'The casts talks about past episodes' or a REALLY long commercial break!!!! 

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My wife and I also enjoyed this 'last' show, however, NJ remember the Asgard said about three or four season ago that they were a dying race, so this was not THAT far out, I guess. 

Yeah, but I wish MAYBE they would have commited mass suicide by flying into one of the Ori ships.  After generations of fighting they just kill themselves?  They couldn't just zap up the priors like they did the jaffa before they left? 

Where was the "ya gotta love those guys!" moment before they just all left? 

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My wife and I also enjoyed this 'last' show, however, NJ remember the Asgard said about three or four season ago that they were a dying race, so this was not THAT far out, I guess. 

Yeah, but I wish MAYBE they would have commited mass suicide by flying into one of the Ori ships.  After generations of fighting they just kill themselves?  They couldn't just zap up the priors like they did the jaffa before they left? 

Where was the "ya gotta love those guys!" moment before they just all left? 

Well, I didn't think the show was bad but it was not great either. It seemed like a mid-season show before they start building up for the big final. I guess that will be the movie.

 

Um, by the way, does anyone know when the SG-1 movie is supposed to come out?

 

 

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.... Sorry

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

2008

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942903/

 

 

Stargate: Continuum

2008

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0929629/

 

I guess we should be glad it isn't made by the same folks that make BSG... it would be 2020 by the time we got to see those.

 



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.... Sorry

Stargate: The Ark of Truth

2008

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942903/

 

 

Stargate: Continuum

2008

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0929629/

 

I guess we should be glad it isn't made by the same folks that make BSG... it would be 2020 by the time we got to see those.

 


No need to be sorry NJ, if I were not so lazy maybe I could have looked this up myself. I just have not been following the SciFi board so have been out of the loop.

 

Thanks for the links. 

 

I hope they do more than these two movies. I would not mind a few SG-1 movies every year. 

 

Oh, and I am definitely gland that the makers of BSG have nothing to do with Stargate... not just because it would take forever, but also they would absolutely ruin the show!!!

 

 

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I really do not know what to say about this whole thing so I wont....

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If they were in the time bubble for fifty years, why didnt they just repair the ship, so it could withstand another phaser -or -  - uh- oribeam?

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Seriouly; did they get the Asgard tech & knowledge or not? I mean AFTER the 'bubble' burst!


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If they were in the time bubble for fifty years, why didnt they just repair the ship, so it could withstand another phaser -or -  - uh- oribeam?

EXACTLY!!  Just fix the dang shields!

I never did figure out what happened with the Asgard technology.  From what I understood they disconnected the core but I wouldn't thinkg that would lose all the technology.... I thought they still had it. 

But later, back on earth, it sounded like it all was lost.... they were talking about "remembering it"

They had all that time and they couldn't scribble a few notes for Teal'c to stick in his pocket in his bubble to save?    If I learn for sure that all the Asgard technology was lost I will be REALLY upset that they were killed. That REALLY put an end to their legacy.

...and instead of leaving their knowledge... why didn't the little grey guys just hand over a few of those cool ships?

...did I mention I wasn't a fan of that last episode? 

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I am sad to see the series end, but in the midst of it's demise it showcased it's best and worst attributes.

For the last few seasons the "solution comes out of nowhere in the last five minutes syndrome" has killed the endings of most episodes. My love of SciFi is in the development of solutions. The characters don't seem quite so clever when it appears that anyone could have done it.

In the closing scene, the lack of RDA was acknowledged in the string of cliches, most if not all of which brought to mind the episode in which RDA had spoken each. This was our family, we know them by their mannerisms. We recognize them even when they aren't there. They will be missed, yet they are still with us.




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I actually thought it was a very good episode. In a sense the writers hands were tied as far as writing a top notch series finale because the series isn't really ending. They had to leave some material for the upcoming movies, so even though it was the TV ending they couldn't really write an ending. Everyone is looking to the movies, and because of that the series couldn't end. Maybe it should have, but as long as movies will sell it may never end.

I thought Mitchell's running down the corridors was a bit of a nod to what may be the best scifi movie of all time, "2001: A Space Odyssey." I like to think it was anyway. I liked the one final "Indeed" from Teal'c, but I wish it had been the "last" word of the episode.

I didn't like the fight scene between Daniel and Vala. It made me very uncomfortable for some reason. It was out of character for him, but not out of character for the situation. The thing about it for me was that we've already seen that scene once before.

I did like the music montage because I also have always liked that song. I thought it was very appropriate for the final TV episode. "There's a calm before the storm / I know, it's been coming for some time..." There was that relatively calm feeling leading up to the airing of the final episode ... and you knew there was a storm of emotion brewing as you watched. How many fans across the country were shedding tears of emotion? Raindrops falling from the storm.

"When it's over, so they say, it'll rain a sunny day..." What comes after rain on a sunny day? The promise of a Rainbow ... and a brightly colored Rainbow always makes you feel better when you see it. The TV series may be over but there is the Rainbow promise of the movies down the road.

"Till forever, on it goes through the circle, fast and slow..." The story continues through the gate (the circle). You go from one point in the galaxy to another in one fast moment ... but inside the wormhole it feels thick and slow. To the characters on the ship time was moving so slowly ... but to those outside the bubble it was but the fast blink of an eye.

I know a lot of people wanted to see O'Neill back for the final TV episode but I think it would have been a bad idea. It would have just watered the story down. Every time they brought him back it seemed forced and patronizing. He left because he wanted to and it seemed like he had to be almost begged by the fans to come back. I just think it would have been out of place. The people who stayed earned the final episode.
 
I did like they way they referenced him, like Man In Black said, with all his little one liners at the end.
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