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Stargate SG-1 Season 2 Boxed Set
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Among the second season's 22 episodes, "The Serpent's Lair" concludes the cliffhanger from the end of the first season in a rollercoaster of wit, plot twists, and cutting-edge special effects as the SG-1 team resign themselves to a suicide mission. In the two-parter "The Tok'ra," Sam's estranged father is dying of cancer, but her obligations sway her toward saving a member of the Goa'uld renegade Tok'ra who is also dying. In "Show and Tell," the central story arc takes a dramatic turn when a child arrives to warn that some survivors of a Goa'uld attack are determined to eliminate anyone who might host their enemy--which means Earth as a whole. There's great fun to be had in "1969," with a time-travel plot that loops many aspects of the show's story lines together, and the cliffhanger finale, "Out of Mind," has Jack experience an Aliens-style awakening 79 years into his future. --Paul Tonks
- Includes episodes 1-22: The Serpent's Lair, In the Line of Duty, Prisoners, The Gamekeeper, Need, Thor's Chariot, Message in a Bottle, Family, Secrets, Bane, The Tok'ra Part 1, The Tok'ra Part 2, Spirits, Touchstone, A Matter of Time, The Fifth Race, Serpent's Song, Holiday, One False Step, Show and Tell, 1969, Out of Mind
- Featurettes: production design, Dr. Jackson, Teal'c
Top Customer Reviews
I cannot stress to anyone enough who has not watched the TV series that it is superb. If you would have asked me over a year ago about SG-1, I would have dismissed it easily as a cheesy Made-In-Canada (don't fret, I'm Canadian) Sci-Fi series. True, a lot of that would have been from my bias from the movie, and that it starred Patty and Selma's hero MacGyver ;-), but after only seeing a few shows, I became quickly hooked. I was blown away by the unbelievable chemistry of the cast, the great story writing, and the quality of the special effects. We truly need more advocates for the series, as good TV is often hard to find. I'm about to preorder my copy now...
The second season sees Stargate SG-1 really come into it's own, finding it's feet after a mostly hit-and-miss first year. Among other things, we see the introduction of some new characters (both good and bad) this season, which adds a whole new dimension to the show and sets up some brilliant story arcs. The mythology behind the Stargate is explored a little deeper as well, allowing for some interesting discoveries and character development.
Featuring such memorable episodes as The Serpent's Lair, A Matter Of Time, Holiday, 1969 and The Fifth Race, this is a collection that I will be re-watching and enjoying for a long time to come.
However, for people like me, who were unfortunate enough to get hooked on the series pretty late after the premier date (try a season and a half too late) many questions remain unanswered, especially on the several-episode-long story arcs. That's why owning these early seasons is so great. In a show where one episode like 'The Fifth Race' can make a huge difference in the rest of the series, being able to go back on my own time and see any missed episodes is the greatest thing since sliced bread and recording VCRs.
Anyway, Season One may have introduced the characters, but Season Two is where most of the extended plot lines begin, such as the Tocrah. If you're like me and you missed a few, okay a lot, of the old episodes, this DVD pack is the ultimate place to catch up. And if you've never seen an episode, well then, I say buy the packs, sit back and enjoy the ride. I promise you won't regret it.
Almost all of the episodes are high quality, must see episodes, and those that are not are at the very least decent.
Video: 3 1/2
Picture quality is great, Wide Screen, very little distortion.
Boasting Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround sound, these DVDs sound great. Crisp and life-like, the sound is superb.
The Box Set comes with a very attractive and useable case, each DVD is seperatly boxed with all of the information you need on the episodes, and more.
Special Features: 3
Perhaps the DVD's biggest weakness, is lack of special features. If Special features are what your in it for, this may not be the box set for you. All DVDs come with Promotional trailers, and 3 of 5 DVDs come with a special featurette on a cast member or Producer.
Overall: A Solid 4
Lack of Special features keep this Box set from getting a perfect 5, other than that this set is very very good, and I reccomend it to ANY SG-1 fan, new or veteran to the series.
I can't wait for season 3!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like being able to watch past episodes i missed any time i want.
I like to kill some time watching. I never watched when it was on TV.
I like many of the stories but not all.
Videos need to be deinterlaced, so the quality is crappy, but the series is good, which is why it get 2 stars. It's watchable, but shame on Amazon for coding the videos wrong.Published 1 day ago by Robert Kimmel
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