As the saying goes, “all good things must come to an end.” That was the recently the case for the highly popular Fox TV show, ’24?. While I never have watched Jack Bauer in this real time show, another all-time favorite of mine has just finished. Today was the final episode of season 10 of Stargate SG1. I must say I was sad to see it end, of course it was left open back in 2007 when SG1 walked up the ramp and through the stargate to “save the universe.”
SG1 indeed had a great run for 10 years and with the addition of the spin off Stargate Atlantis, SG1 was no supposed to continue running. Thankfully for gaters SGU was a welcomed addition to the stargate family. I watch both series in parallel until I got to the middle of season three in Atlantis when Colonel Carter assumed command of Atlantis. And why the hell did Dr. Fraiser (Teryl Rothery) and Dr. Carson Beckett (Paul McGillion) both die in their respective series?
Now it’s time to continue Stargate Atlantis, as I am in the middle of season 3, followed by the two DVD films, Stargate: The Ark of Truth and Stargate: Continuum. Being a dedicated fan I look forward to seeing the latest in the series, Stargate Universe, which aired October, 2009.
I still feel SG1 needs to be considered one of the greatest sci-fi series ever created, even against Roddenberry’s, Star Trek. The original series only ran 3 years and was canceled, but SG1 did run for 10 years and 214 episodes. While Star Trek was more successful on the big screen, I believe SG1 will continue to have an impact in the world of sci-fi.
Looking over the alleged Top 50 Science Fiction Television Shows of All Time I must say I am impressed to see SG1 at #6, while another favorite of mine, The X-Files came in at #4. I am not at all upset to see Star Trek at #2 or even Star Trek: The Next Generation at #3. But why the hell is Battlestar Galactica (new) taking top honors? I am not a new BG fan and have spent no time watching it or Caprica. Guess I am a bit of a purist of the original 1970?s Battlestar Galactica.
Thankfully I have more selections to watch, courtesy of Netflix. Getting so attached to some of the main characters I am curious to see a few of them in other roles on different series. For example Amanda Tapping in Sanctuary or Ben Browder and Claudia Black in Farscape.
Nonetheless I rate Stargate a 10 out of 10 when it comes to the overall series. Sure it got a bit long in the tooth and maybe the plots and story lines got a bit repetitive, but it still packed a great deal of action in to 43 minutes. As Teal’c would say, “Indeed.”