Their not many episodes left where i can give my thought on new Stargate episodes, so i’m doing them all.
Now for the first 4 episode of the 2.5 season.
The first episode back after a hell of a long mid season brake. This episode pick up the second after Resurgence left off. Ina simple form it was action packed and marked the end of the Chloe alien ark (or so it seems). It also shows the blue aliens for the time since the season 1 episode Lost; well the real them, they have been in flashbacks/visions a number of times since then. Lot’s of action in this one with a fight with the drones, i think where this episode falls a little flat is with the death of Ursini, sure they may have been the last of the species, but i felt nothing when the blew them selfs up. It was made up for by some great scenes of Chloe and Matthew meeting the blue aliens, for the first time in a friendly situation. I’d like to know more about the alien race that created the drones, maybe we will, but with so few episode left i’m not holding my breath. All in all a top way for the show to start up again.
Twin Destines 2-12
With the news that this will the last ever season of stargate, this will most likely the last ever episode written by the great Brad Wright. He did not let him self down. A classic stargate episode, because of the great sci-fi element of the episode. Much like the first season episode Time it starts with what the fuck moment there are two rushes. Through flashback (of what is to come) you learn of the failed attempt of the crews to dial back to earth from inside of a sun. It’s always nice to see the stargate used in different ways, and dialing from the destiny to another destiny was very cool. There are two big characters deaths in this episode, both are cop outs though.
Defiantly the weakest episode of a strong start to the 2.5 season. It had it’s moments though, it was nice to see earth again as well as the old goa’uld cargo ship. It was a little slow for my taste. It started with Wray and Greer, at each other throats. But under some extreme situations they grow closer, i had to admit it was nice to see Ronald not being the super marine he normal was. It was a very dark story, with the two people who body swapped with Greer and Wray, been exposed to deadly radiation while not even in their body. So it was not about trying to save them, but that they were already dead, no hope.
Those odd times that the B-story to an episode is lot’s better than main story, it normally means it a bad episode. Not this time, i think Hope could take the place of my favorite episode of Stargate or at least very close. It took my favorite character’s Volker and Greer and put them it situation. It’s funny, touching, sad, happy and most of all it’s Hope. The photo above just sums the episode up; beautiful. We see the new hydroponics lab in it’s full glory (it’s the eden project in space) and it looks great. There is a very classic stargate moment, with Volker on the operating table and the theme to the 2001 space oddsey playing, it all goes wrong after that. Not forgetting the A story, it was interesting to find out more about the communication stones.
That’s is all for the aired episode.
But i wanted to finish on something else Stargate related; Joseph Mallozzi said on his blog (http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/) “Gauntlet, in particular, is very touching and its conclusion will no doubt you leave you…among many other things…frustrated, incredulous, outraged, offended, annoyed, vexed, saddened, distressed, bitter, aghast, irritated, unsatisfied, pissed-off, melancholy, miserable, confused, furious, dejected, riled, shocked, heartsick, angry, surprised, exasperated, indignant, enraged, despondent, bewildered, dismayed, incensed, stunned, and grief-stricken.” Gauntlet is going to be the last ever episode of Stargate Universe and it’s just so annoying that a show that i love (yes love) will get a unsuitable ending, i for one will most likely feel all of these feeling.